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Harvard University Tenure-track or Tenured Professor in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Tenure-track or Tenured Professor in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Dept of Celtic Languages and Literatures

Position Description

The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, seeks to make a tenure-track, or possibly a tenured, appointment. Candidates must have excellent command of at least one Celtic language. We are open to applicants specializing in any period, and based in any discipline, with research and teaching interests in the cultures of the Celtic speaking lands.

The appointee will teach and advise undergraduate and postgraduate students and will be expected to develop innovative courses at both levels. The department provides postgraduate training leading to the PhD in Celtic Languages and Literatures and offers elective courses to undergraduates, some of whom complete a Secondary Field in Celtic.

Harvard’s diverse undergraduates are increasingly interested in courses that reach across cultural, linguistic and chronological boundaries to address large questions. The successful candidate will be asked to design undergraduate courses that address this interest. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the offerings of Harvard’s Degree Program in Folklore and Mythology; Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights; General Education Program; and Freshman Seminar Program, and should expect to collaborate with one or more of these programs in building the increasingly multidisciplinary curriculum of Harvard College.

Promise of excellence in both teaching and research is essential, as well as a doctorate conferred by the time the appointment begins. The appointee will also undertake administrative responsibilities, commensurate with rank, in the Celtic Department and will be expected to participate in the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary intellectual life of the Division of Arts and Humanities and the wider scholarly community at Harvard and beyond.

Basic Qualifications

Excellent command of at least one Celtic language. Doctorate required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Candidates are encouraged to apply by Jan. 15, 2022; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)

  4. Research statement

  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

  6. Candidates for a tenure-track position are required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s​ undergraduate thesis advisor, chair of the dissertation committee, or primary advisor in a postdoctoral fellowship. Candidates for a tenured position need not submit reference letters at this stage; simply skip the reference page of the application.

    Contact Information

Professor Catherine McKenna, Chair

Search Committee

Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures

Harvard University

Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

Cambridge MA 02138 USA

Contact Email violette@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 0

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

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