The Institute offers courses in art history, Italian studies, literature, history, political science, international business and economics, psychology, visual arts, writing, and other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Most courses are taught in English, a select few are conducted in Italian, and all incorporate a focus on Italy. Whenever possible, the material learned in class is supplemented by on-site study in Florence and other destinations in Italy.
Adjunct Positions & Course Proposals
The Institute welcomes requests for teaching positions from qualified instructors, and applicants are encouraged to submit new course proposals they feel would enrich and enhance the curriculum. Professors from US colleges and universities on sabbatical, extended leave, or those interested in teaching a course at Palazzo Rucellai with students from their home institution are encouraged to apply, as well as qualified instructors in or near Florence.
How to Apply
Send an introductory letter describing the courses you would like to teach, and a curriculum vitae with references indicated. Application materials may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Attachments in most formats may be sent.
Or send by mail to:
The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai
Via della Vigna Nuova, 18
50123 Florence, Italy
Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate status is preferred for professors of all subjects; for certain disciplines it is a requirement. An MFA is required for all studio art courses. Employment decisions are made based upon the applicant's qualifications and education, ability to perform the responsibilities of the position, and his or her level of commitment to teaching, particularly in Italy. All instructors are initially hired for adjunct positions; the Institute does not maintain tenured faculty. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
We look forward to working with you to ensure that the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai may continue to offer exciting, challenging, and innovative courses to its students.