Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Comparative Literature
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Yiddish Literature
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
Harvard University seeks to make a joint appointment in Yiddish literature in the departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Comparative Literature. The successful candidate will be a scholar and teacher capable of bringing Yiddish literature into the mainstream of literary and cultural studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Knowledge of modern Jewish literature and modern Hebrew literature a plus.
Applicants must have received the PhD or equivalent degree, or show clear evidence of planned receipt of the degree by the beginning of employment.
Applicants must demonstrate strong command of Yiddish and substantial work with original-language materials. Priority will be given to applicants engaged with Yiddish literature in comparative perspective.
Candidates should also evince potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.
Candidates should submit cover letter, CV, two writing samples, teaching statement, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references by applying online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required; the application is complete only when the three letters have been submitted. Priority will be given to applications received by December 10, 2014.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Wanda L Di Bernardo