Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Position ID:MIT-CMSW-LEC [#21674]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Creative Writing
Writing Studies / Fiction
Appl Deadline:2022/06/15 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/05/01, finished 2022/08/12, listed until 2022/06/15)
Position Description:    

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Comparative Media Studies/Writing at MIT is seeking full or part-time lecturers to teach undergraduate fiction writing classes. Responsibilities include providing all individual students with written critical commentary, holding office hours, thesis advising, participation in educational activities, using the Canvas course management system, and other duties as assigned.

Lecturers will teach such subjects as Writing & Reading Short Stories, Fiction Workshop, and Advanced Fiction Workshop. Applicants should be writers who publish literary and genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, horror, Afrofuturism and other Futurisms). Those with publications that highlight historically underrepresented populations and who have an interest in, knowledge of, and/or demonstrated experience considering and acting on DEI issues are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have experience teaching at the college or university level and should have an MFA in creative writing, the equivalent terminal degree, or the equivalent publication history.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, publication samples, and sample syllabi.

Preferred Qualifications: A record of publication in the area the applicant is interested in teaching.

Applicants from members of racial and ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented in the humanities and social sciences and from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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.

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Further Info:
Comparative Media Studies/Writing
MIT, 14E-303
Cambridge, MA 02139