Lecturers on History and Literature
Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Committee on Degrees in History and Literature
United States






Lecturers on History and Literature




Faculty of Arts and Sciences




Committee on Degrees in History and Literature


Position Description

The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University seeks Full-Time and Half-Time Lecturers beginning academic year 2018-2019.


Our teaching fields are: American Studies, Ethnic Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, the Medieval World, the Early Modern World, and the Modern World. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests include race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, comparative or transnational approaches, and who can teach multiple geographic areas and historical periods.


Minimum Requirements: strong interdisciplinary background; doctoral degree and teaching experience; ability to design and execute interdisciplinary tutorial programs for sophomores and juniors, as well as direct senior honors theses; ability to advise students on curricular matters, to evaluate examinations, essays and senior theses, and to conduct senior oral examinations. A doctorate in a related field is required by the time the appointment begins. Lecturer positions are normally for three years, the second two years contingent upon a successful performance review in the first year.


Basic Qualifications


Doctorate required by July 1, 2018.


Additional Qualifications



Special Instructions


Please submit a cover letter, a c.v., an article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. Candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit letters of recommendation on short notice. Please notify your recommenders and be prepared to send the letters through Interfolio or other means.


Contact Information


Personnel Committee, History and Literature, Barker Center 122, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Deadline: January 9, 2018. For further information regarding fields of study and the structure of the program, visit the History and Literature website at http://histlit.fas.harvard.edu.


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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minimum Number of References Required




Maximum Number of References Allowed





Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your primary teaching field in History and Literature?
  • American Studies
  • The Modern World
  • Ethnic Studies
  • The Early Modern World
  • The Medieval World
  • Latin American Studies
  • European Studies
  1. If you have a secondary teaching field in History and Literature, please indicate it.
  • American Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • The Modern World
  • The Early Modern World
  • The Medieval World
  • Latin American Studies
  • European Studies
  1. * Please provide the title of your dissertation.

(Open Ended Question)

  1. * Please list your teaching and research areas.

(Open Ended Question)

  1. * What languages are you proficient in?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample 1

Optional Documents


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