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Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic Lite

Company: Emerson College
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Job Description:

Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic Literature The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing and the
Interdepartmental BFA Program in Comedic Arts at Emerson College
invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position
in literature and comedic arts. The appointment begins August
24, 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate core
courses in literary foundations and the Evolution of Comedy and
will develop upper-level courses serving students in comedic arts
and literature. In addition to teaching five courses a year, this
position will require advising and mentoring students in the
Comedic Arts major and, beginning in the second year, active
participation on the Comedic Arts faculty steering committee.
The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the
excellence and diversity of the academic community, working with
students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to
research, teaching, and service.
Emerson College is committed to an active and intentional
diversity-in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and
in the college's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical
communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive
excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes
from fully committing to diversity in all aspects of institutional
The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a
vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, publishers, and
designers with over 80 full- and part-time faculty members, 480
undergraduate majors, and 209 graduate students in the Creative
Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program. The BFA program in
Comedic Arts, the first in the country, draws on the synergies
between faculty and curriculum from literature and dramatic
literature, performing arts and performance studies, media studies
and production, and comedic writing to create an innovative and
comprehensive program of study. With more than 80 first- and
second-year majors the program is expected to grow to almost 200
majors in the next two years. This appointment serves both the
Literature curriculum and the interdepartmental Comedic Arts
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in literature, dramatic
literature, or a related field with preference given to a
specialization in foundational literary and dramatic texts.
The successful candidate will have an active research agenda
and teaching experience focusing on the use and function of satire,
comedy, humor, and/or the carnivalesque in literary and cultural
texts. Experience teaching at the college level and evidence of
scholarly activity is required. A strong commitment
to undergraduate education in a residential college
environment is essential.
To Apply:
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita,
and the names and contact information for three references to the
online faculty employment web page at
Preference will be given to applications received by November 1,
but the position remains open until filled.
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution
dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a
liberal arts context. It is located in Boston's Literary
Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in
close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and
research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate
students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50
states. Category: Education , Keywords: Fine and Applied Arts - Assistant Professor

Keywords: Emerson College, Boston, Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic Lite, Other, Boston, Massachusetts

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