Lecturer on Comparative Literature

This is a one-year appointment, potentially renewable for another two years. The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2024. Teaching duties will include three courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, together with advising students in the department’s undergraduate and graduate secondary concentrations in Translation Studies.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Translation Studies or in Comparative Literature with a primary focus on translation. We seek candidates who are doing innovative work in translation studies, and who are able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history, theory, and practice of translation. Applicants must be able to demonstrate substantial work with original-language materials in at least three languages beyond English. Applicants must have received the PhD or equivalent degree or show clear evidence of planned receipt of the degree by the beginning of employment.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/12064). Candidates are encouraged to apply by February 20, 2023; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter, which should include a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy, and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging. The letter should also give the names and email addresses of three people who can be contacted for letters of recommendation.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. A writing sample (dissertation chapter or article)

Contact Information:

Faton Limani, Department Administrator
Harvard University – Comparative Literature
16 Quincy Street
Dana-Palmer House
Cambridge, MA 02138


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.


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