Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in International Literary and Cultural Studies

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Tufts University
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Medford, Massachusetts

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TUFTS UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES

The Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies (ILCS) at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in International Literary and Cultural Studies, to begin September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will teach intercultural and/or multidisciplinary courses in one or more of the following fields: literature, film, and cultural theory.

Responsibilities. 1) Teaching both thematic and theoretical courses for ILCS (the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and for ILVS (the interdepartmental International Literary and Visual Studies Program). Courses should be taught primarily in English, draw on the applicant’s area(s) of specialization in literary, cinematic, and cultural studies, and can be either tightly focused or broadly comparative. 2) Producing outstanding research in areas related to this department and program. 3) Mentorship of students, especially in theses and independent research projects. 4) Service to the department, to the language/area-based programs of which it is comprised, and to the University. 5) Outreach to other academic programs and departments, especially in the humanities and arts, relevant to the candidate’s interests.

About us. ILCS is a department in the School of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University. We are highly diverse and dedicated to understanding the complexities of a changing world through literary, cinematic, and other expressions of human consciousness. We work collaboratively across our various language/culture areas and with many other departments and programs, including International Relations, Film and Media Studies, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. For more information about our department, see https://ase.tufts.edu/ilcs.

Requirements:

We seek candidates doing research in one or more of the following language-culture areas: Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Russian. Native or near-native competence in one or more of these languages, with PhD completed by time of hire. Record of success as a college/university-level teacher, with publications in peer-reviewed venues preferred.

Application Instructions:

Please send the following via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/92840: a letter of application and CV; three two-page statements on your research interests, teaching methods, and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) issues; and the names of three possible recommenders. The review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be addressed to Professor Kamran Rastegar: [email protected]

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and conclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and to fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/ If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 6187-627-32989 or at [email protected]. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu

Organization

 

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Tufts University is a leader in American higher education – distinctive for its success as a moderately-sized teaching and research university. Our ‘university on a hill‘ is a collection of colleges and academic departments independently recognized for their public service in our local communities, across the country, and around the world.

Working at Tufts University 
Across the university you’ll discover talented and committed members of our staff and faculty who share an enthusiasm and a deep commitment to Tufts. We are collectively bound by our pursuit of knowledge and truth, and driven by our common values and aspirations. The strength of these values is reflected in our willingness to look at problems from new perspectives and challenge the status quo.

T10 strategic initiatives 
An organization’s priorities can tell you a great deal about the culture. The T10 Strategic Plan provides a window into how our values impact our work as a university and how we work with each other as people. The plan’s initiatives are deliberately ambitious and far reaching – including our Foundational Initiatives that address each employee’s stewardship of limited resources and our plan to engage with and celebrate both our commonalities and differences. These strategic commitments represent who we are and guide what we will become.   

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Our culture
At the heart of Tufts’ distinctive culture is a commitment to diversity of thought, openness, and the inclusion of people who represent differing experiences and points of view. Our staff, students and faculty represent over 100 countries of origin but with shared values that make us more alike than we are different.  

What we value: 

    Making an impact – We seek out new innovative ways to improve the quality of life of individuals and societies around the world, and at home. 

    Personal worth – The individual human being must be at the heart of every interaction in which individual differences are understood, valued, and cultivated. 

    Mindful leadership – Leadership brings with it tremendous possibilities and equally important responsibilities. Our leadership is visible in our words and actions, and the impact we have on the lives of those we serve.  

    Community – Our connection to each other through learning, arts, culture, sports, and through making an impact, brings us together and enhances our collective well-being. 

    Progressive learning – Our preparation for complex challenges and changes requires a commitment to lifelong learning, a willingness to challenge accepted thinking, and a sense of urgency in implementing new practices.  

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What matters?
A university setting provides employees the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of their colleagues, our global community, and their individual professional development. Staff, faculty and researchers embrace the responsibility, and privilege, that working at Tufts provides. While not every employee will have the opportunity to connect personally with the individuals who benefit from Tufts’ research and outreach initiatives, at the end of the day, we all understand just how much our day-to-day work matters. 


 

 

 

 

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