Good news: I have a new teaching position at a new institution. This one is the dedicated Rome campus of what Wikipedia informs me is one of the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the US, but which of course I had never heard of until they invited me for an interview.
I'll be teaching a 20th century Italy course in their summer session: a 6 week intensive affair which aims to cover basically just as much material as a full 4 month semester, in biweekly 3 hour classes. This is excellent news and very exciting since it will be the first chance I have ever had to teach a dedicated Italian course, which as I am (at least in theory) an Italian historian, can only be a good thing. Then, if it goes well and they like what I do, there is a possibility of teaching a regular course in the Fall: history, political economy and structures of the European Union. Those of you who know my work may well be raising your eyebrows and wondering what the hell I am doing undertaking to teach a Pol Sci course on the EU. But as I'm teaching post-'45 Europe next semester anyway at my current university, it should fit in quite well and really only the most contemporary stuff will be a real stretch. I hope.
in less pleasing news the sports journalism translating job is still proving faffy and difficult. Hence why I am still up at gone midnight trying to fix an error (entirely of my own making, it must be noted) which has already gone up on their website and is making me all stressy. argh.