Assistant Professor in 20th-century English-language fiction

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Literature Section
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Sep 21, 2021
Full time Languages & Literature

Job Description

 

The Literature Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in 20th-century English-language fiction, beginning July 1, 2022, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter.


We especially encourage applicants whose work reflects a transnational/global perspective and addresses such topics as race, Indigeneity, diaspora, borders and migration, and the environment.

The successful candidate will sustain and expand current undergraduate offerings in the study of fiction and will contribute to a generalist literature curriculum, predominantly taught in English and open to students in all majors. Candidates should show the promise of peer-reviewed scholarly publication as well as effective teaching in seminar-style classes with a focus on critical reading, thinking, and writing. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Literary Studies or a related field in hand by start of employment.  


The position involves 1) conducting significant scholarship likely to have a major impact on its field; 2) teaching undergraduate courses at Introductory, Intermediate, and Seminar tiers; 3) committee memberships and other forms of service to the Literature Faculty, the university, and the discipline.

 

Application Details

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation, but no more than four, one of which is a letter attesting to teaching abilities. Complete applications are due no later than October 24, 2021 and should be submitted electronically via AcademicJobsOnline.org (#19675).

 

 

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Application Deadline

October 24, 2021