Harvard University Head Tutor and Lecturer in Folklore & Mythology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Head Tutor and Lecturer in Folklore & Mythology

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Folklore & Mythology

Position Description

The Committee on Degrees in Folklore & Mythology seeks applications for a Head Tutor and Lecturer in Folklore & Mythology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018, or January 1, 2019. Teaching duties include offering three undergraduate courses in the field during the academic year, including F&M 97, a required course on ethnographic methods and field work. In addition to teaching, the lecturer also serves as the director of undergraduate studies for the program, meeting with potential concentrators and advising undergraduates in the program on a wide variety of topics, including, e.g., thesis design, research and writing; course selection; IRB requirements; student record keeping; and other non-instructional educational activities, as well as participating in a variety of program meetings and activities.

The appointment is for three years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in Folklore and Mythology or related field required by the start of the appointment.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and related activities, such as advising, are highly desirable, as is experience in folklore collecting and field work.

Special Instructions

The following documents are required: • A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position • A list of proposed courses, with brief catalogue descriptions • A sample syllabus for F&M 97 ‘Fieldwork and Ethnography in Folklore’
• A curriculum vitae • A research statement • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience • Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations) • Names of three recommenders

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and must be submitted no later than May 12, 2018. Reference letters may be requested at a later date.

Contact Information

Holly Hutchison Administrator The Committee on Degrees in Folklore & Mythology Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email hhutchis@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed

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