Lecturers on History and Literature
Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
December 15, 2023
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2024
Post date: August 30, 2023

The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature seeks applications for multiple Lecturer positions teaching across our fields of study. The program’s hiring needs include: American Studies and Ethnic Studies (especially Asian American, Black, Latinx, and Native American and/or Indigenous Studies); and global histories and literatures (including Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, African, Asian, and Pacific Studies). Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose work is comparative or transnational in scope, and those who can teach a range of geographic areas and historical periods.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. Lecturers will be responsible for designing and executing interdisciplinary tutorial programs for sophomores and juniors, directing senior honors theses, advising students on curricular matters, evaluating essays and senior theses, conducting senior oral examinations, and teaching seminars of their own design. The Lecturer position is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.

Basic qualifications: Doctorate in a related discipline required by the time the appointment begins, strong interdisciplinary background, teaching experience.

Additional qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Application Instructions 

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/12721). Applications must be submitted no later than December 15, 2023:
1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching and advising experience, and any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the classroom
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Writing sample, such as a journal article or dissertation chapter
4. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation if the candidate is invited to interview for the position. Three letters of recommendation must be received in order for the candidate to be short-listed for the position.
5. If the candidate advances to the next round, they will be asked to submit a teaching portfolio and description of two seminars they could teach in the program. These materials must be received before the candidate’s scheduled interview.

Review Begins: 
December 18, 2023

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