Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Literature and the Environment

Massachusetts, United States
15 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences



Position Description

The Department of English seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Literature and the Environment. The successful candidate may be a scholar in any historical or cultural field of Anglophone literature. Knowledge of environmental science and familiarity with environmental literature in languages other than English will be favorably regarded. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Faculty and University by pursing a full program of scholarly research and course development, advising undergraduate and graduate students, overseeing independent research projects, and engaging in an appropriate amount of service.

Keywords: assistant, faculty, tenure track, environment, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Fields: Anglophone literature, environmental science, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, public advocacy and policy, environmental creative writing, environmental justice, and environmental literature and gender.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in English or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted by 11:58 p.m. E.S.T., Sunday, October 13, 2019.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4. Research statement
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. The deadline for receiving letters of recommendation is Sunday, October 20, 2019.
  7. Writing sample or scholarly publication, c. 25-30 pages.

Those in serious consideration for the position will be expected to submit as much of the dissertation as is completed, or a book-length publication, as well as any other relevant materials, in early November.

Contact Information

Lauren Bauschard, Search Administrator.
James Engell, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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