Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic Literature

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Emerson College

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 23, 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 activities.

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 major.

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Open Date: 08/23/2018

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Posted: 8/1/2017
Application Due: 8/1/2018
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