Professor in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures

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Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
13 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Tenure-track or Tenured Professor in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
School    Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area    Dept of Celtic Languages and Literatures

Position Description    
The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, seeks to make a tenure-track, or possibly a tenured, appointment. Candidates must have excellent command of at least one Celtic language. We are open to applicants specializing in any period, and based in any discipline, with research and teaching interests in the cultures of the Celtic speaking lands. We would especially welcome applicants with an interest in environmental humanities, including environmental change, population movements, and/or landscape studies, as these are reflected in literature, oral tradition, archaeology and/or the historical record.

Promise of excellence in both teaching and research is essential, as well as a doctorate conferred by the time the appointment begins. The appointee will teach and advise students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will be expected to develop innovative courses at both levels. It is expected that some of the undergraduate courses offered by the appointee will contribute to Harvard’s Program in Folklore and Mythology. The appointee will also undertake administrative responsibilities in the Celtic Department and be expected to participate in the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary intellectual life of the Division of Arts and Humanities and the wider scholarly community at Harvard and beyond.

Basic Qualifications    
Excellent command of at least one Celtic language. Doctorate required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications    
Ability and willingness to contribute to the undergraduate teaching mission of Harvard’s Program in Folklore and Mythology.

Special Instructions    
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Candidates are encouraged to apply by Dec. 1, 2019; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  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. Candidates for a tenure-track position are also required to submit names and contact information of 3 referees.

Contact Information    
Professor Catherine McKenna, Chair
Search Committee
Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
Harvard University
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138 USA

Contact Email    violette@fas.harvard.edu 

Equal Opportunity Employer    
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Minimum Number of References Required    3   
Maximum Number of References Allowed    3      

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