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Assistant Professor in Literature

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Emerson College

Boston, MA 02116
8 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson
College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
in literature. The department seeks a generalist with a focus on
foundational literary studies in a global context (spanning a wide
range of pre-modern periods and world regions). The Department
seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity
of the academic community through teaching, other forms of
engagement with students outside of the classroom, scholarship and
service activities. The appointment begins September 1, 2019 with a
mandatory 2-day orientation August 22 & 23, 2019.
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and
ongoing engagement with diversity-in people, in the curriculum, in
the co-curriculum, and in the College's intellectual, social,
cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a
framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that
institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity
in all aspects of institutional activities. Emerson is committed to
strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering
the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for
meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic
The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a
vibrant and engaged community of writers, scholars, publishers, and
designers. The department has over 100 full- and part-time faculty
members, 550 undergraduate majors, and 250 graduate students in the
Creative Writing MFA program, online MFA program in Popular Writing
and Publishing, and the Publishing MA program.
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution
dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a
liberal arts context. It is located in Boston's Literary Cultural
District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close
proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and
research centers. The college enrolls 4,446 undergraduate and
graduate students from 52 countries and all 50 states.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in English literature or a
related field. The successful candidate will have a publication
record, an active research agenda and college level teaching
experience. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to work
effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse
backgrounds. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a
residential college environment is essential.
The focus of this position is teaching the Literary Foundations
course at the BA and BFA levels (Click
here to view the LI201 - Literary Foundations course
Applicants should be generalists who have the interest and
ability to teach foundational literary studies in a global context
incorporating theoretical approaches to race, class, and gender in
pre-modern periods, genres, and regions. Additional
responsibilities include academic advising, student mentorship, and
serving on other department and college committees.
To Apply:
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita,
and the names and contact information for three references (not to
be contacted without candidates' approval) to the online faculty
employment web page at
Priority will be given to applications received by January 7,
2018 but the position will remain open until filled. Category: Education , Keywords: English Literature - Assistant Professor

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