Smith College, English Language and Literature
Lecturer of English Language and Literature
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|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The Department of English Language and Literature at Smith College invites applications for two two-year, benefits eligible non-tenure-track positions at the rank of lecturer, to begin July 1, 2020. Each position may have the possibility of renewal. One position is in American ethnic literatures from 1900-present. The other is in the literature of the early modern period. Candidates should specify the job for which they are applying. The successful applicants will teach five courses per year starting in Fall 2020, at all levels of the department’s curriculum. Candidates from groups underprepresented in the field of English Studies are encouraged to apply.
In each case we are open to candidates working in any area, or on any topic, medium, or genre within their field. We expect that strong candidates will demonstrate both a wide and deep knowledge of the literary texts of their period and beyond, along with a command of key methodological and theoretical imperatives current in the discipline. A Ph.D. in hand is preferred, though exceptionally promising candidates near completing the degree will be considered. Strong candidates will also exhibit experience and enthusiasm in working with students from a range of backgrounds.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of X may be found at http://www.smith.edu/English/.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/72250 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2020.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.