Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Literature Section

1847 19675
Position ID:MIT-Literature-AP [#19675]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, 20th-century English-language fiction
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Literature
Appl Deadline:2021/10/24 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2021/09/21, finished 2022/04/29, listed until 2021/10/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Literature Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in 20th-century English-language fiction, beginning July 1, 2022, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter.

We especially encourage applicants whose work reflects a transnational/global perspective and addresses such topics as race, Indigeneity, diaspora, borders and migration, and the environment. The successful candidate will sustain and expand current undergraduate offerings in the study of fiction and will contribute to a generalist literature curriculum, predominantly taught in English and open to students in all majors. Candidates should show the promise of peer-reviewed scholarly publication as well as effective teaching in seminar-style classes with a focus on critical reading, thinking, and writing. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Literary Studies or a related field in hand by start of employment.

The position involves 1) conducting significant scholarship likely to have a major impact on its field; 2) teaching undergraduate courses at Introductory, Intermediate, and Seminar tiers; 3) committee memberships and other forms of service to the Literature Faculty, the university, and the discipline.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation, but no more than four, one of which is a letter attesting to teaching abilities. Complete applications are due no later than October 24, 2021 and should be submitted electronically via

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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