Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
19 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in comparative literature, with expertise in modern Asian, African, and/or Middle Eastern literatures. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester and including both required and elective courses. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our programs in literature and forging new directions in the humanities, one ready to share in advising students as well as participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the university.

Preference will be given to applicants with training in comparative and/or world literary theory. We welcome as well applicants who are working in creative combinations of languages and literatures and/or film and digital media.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have received the doctorate or equivalent degree, or show clear evidence of planned receipt of the degree by the beginning of employment. Applicants must also demonstrate substantial work with original-language materials in at least three languages, including at least one Asian, African, or Middle Eastern language.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). All materials must be submitted by October 15, 2017:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement (approximately 500 words)
  4. Research statement (approximately 500 words)
  5. Dissertation Abstract and Table of Contents
  6. Sample of scholarship (25 pp. writing sample)
  7. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated e-mail to upload a letter of recommendation through the ARIeS portal once the candidate’s application has been submitted. All letters should be received no later than October 29, 2017.

Contact Information

Professor Karen Thornber, Search Committee Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Dana Palmer House, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email carden@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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Writing Sample 1
  6. Dissertation Abstract
  7. Dissertation Table of Contents

Optional Documents