Visiting Lecturer in English: Early Modern Literature

The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Early Modern Literature with the ability to teach culturally and geographically diverse texts; areas of specialty could include, work in race and colonialism; performance studies; material history; ecocriticism and environmental studies; global early modernity; and gender and sexuality studies. The teaching assignment of five courses will include introductory-level courses to the major and Shakespeare, as well as upper-level seminars. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. This is a two-year, non-renewable teaching position beginning in Fall 2023 with a 3/2 teaching load.

Applications must be made online at Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, two sample syllabi, names of three references, and three statements concerning (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15. 

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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