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Harvard University Lecturers on History and Literature in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Lecturers on History and Literature

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Committee on Degrees in History and Literature

Position Description

The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature seeks applications for multiple Lecturer positions. The program’s hiring needs include: American Studies and Ethnic Studies; world histories and literatures, especially Black or Asian diasporas; and European Studies, including work on migration, colonization, and decolonization. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose work focuses on race or ethnicity, candidates whose work is comparative or transnational in scope, and those who can teach a range of geographic areas and historical periods.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. Lecturers will be responsible for designing and executing interdisciplinary tutorial programs for sophomores and juniors, directing senior honors theses, advising students on curricular matters, evaluating essays and senior theses, conducting senior oral examinations, and teaching seminars of their own design. The Lecturer position is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in a related discipline required by the time the appointment begins, strong interdisciplinary background, teaching experience

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than January 12, 2022:

  1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

  2. Curriculum Vitae.

  3. Writing sample, such as a journal article or dissertation chapter.

  4. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation if the candidate is invited to interview for the position. Three letters of recommendation must be received in order for the candidate to be short-listed for the position.

    Contact Information

Personnel Committee, History and Literature, Barker Center 122, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Deadline: January 12, 2022. For further information regarding fields of study and the structure of the program, visit the History and Literature website at

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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