Tenure-track Professor in Poetry

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
22 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Tenure-track faculty position in Poetry

Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Position Description  

The Department of English seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Poetry. The successful candidate will have a strong doctoral record and should show promise of excellence in scholarship. That candidate would also be able to teach and publish in multiple historical periods and across national boundaries, and show a broad grasp of the field. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. 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.


assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Field: Poetry

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in English literature 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). The deadline for submitting applications is October 14, 2018
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Research statement (describing dissertation/book project and future research plans)
5. 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. The deadline for receiving letters of recommendation is October 28. Writing sample or scholarly publication, 25-30 pp

Those in serious consideration for the position will be expected to submit in early November the entire dissertation or as much of it as is completed (or, alternatively, a book-length publication).

Contact Information

Anna McDonald, Search Administrator, Search Committee, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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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.

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