Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Global / Transnational / Postcolonial Literary Studies

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Global / Transnational / Postcolonial Literary Studies


Main Campus - Boston, MA

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons was one of the first institutions of higher education to focus on preparing women to pursue independent livelihoods. We have evolved to become a university that offers a women-centered undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

The Department of Literature & Writing is housed in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities. The Gwen Ifill College is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary College. Simmons faculty and staff are committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. As a University focused on inclusive excellence, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The Department of Literature & Writing invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Global / Transnational / Postcolonial literary studies, beginning Fall 2022. Desired subfields include: Cinema and Media Studies, Human Rights and Social Justice, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Public Humanities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong record of interdisciplinary work.

The Department of Literature & Writing offers a variety of undergraduate courses that cross geographical, historical, and disciplinary borders. Literature & Writing contributes to the offerings of the Critical Race, Gender and Cultural Studies programs at both the undergraduate and M.A. level.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and scholarly excellence. We seek individuals who can teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses to majors and non-majors. Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, advising students, and serving on committees that advance the mission of the institution. Faculty in Literature & Writing regularly contribute to PLAN, a general education curriculum that highlights diversity, civic engagement, interdisciplinarity, leadership, and self-directed learning.

Minimum Qualifications




  • A PhD in English or Literature is preferred, but applicants with PhDs in affiliated fields will be considered. ABD candidates are welcome to apply, but the doctorate must be completed by Fall 2022
  • Demonstrated quality teaching at the university level
  • Evidence and/or promise of scholarly production

    To apply, please upload your CV and Cover Letter, which should include a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, to the on-line application portal.

    Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Those individuals selected for interviews will also need to send three recommendation letters and a writing sample.

    Please address any questions to Dr. Sheldon George, Chair of Search Committee, Professor of Literature & Writing: Sheldon.George@simmons.edu.

    Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

    Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

    To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor-in-Global---Transnational---Postcolonial-Literary-Studies_R08255

    Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

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