Assistant Professor (Modern Languages Lit Cultures)
- University of Massachusetts Boston
- Location details
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Arabic, Chinese, Classical languages, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Other languages, French, Germanic, Russian, Spanish
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, beginning September 1, 2023. We encourage applications from candidates who specialize in the comparative study of Asian, European, and/or African literatures, cinemas, or digital media; ability to teach and conduct research in a language other than English is required. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in English that will enrich the department’s transnational course offerings, as well as language courses in the language of specialization. To build on the department’s commitment to cultural critique, critical engagement with questions of race, ethnicity, colonialism and diaspora is expected. The typical teaching course load is two courses each semester.
Minimum requirements include native or near-native fluency in the candidate’s language(s) of specialization and English, and a Ph.D. in hand by appointment date. A proven ability to create and teach innovative interdisciplinary courses with broad appeal and experience in curricular and extra-curricular program development are highly desirable.
Interested candidates should submit online a cover letter that addresses research interests and teaching philosophy, C.V., evidence of undergraduate teaching excellence and names and contact information of three references.
To ensure fullest consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 15, 2022. For more detail on the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, please visit https://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/modlang
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