Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Early Modern Literature, Arts and Humanities Division, Babson College


The Arts and Humanities Division at Babson College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position specializing in an area of Early Modern Literature c.1500 to 1800. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to literature of the long 18th century, global Shakespeare, world literatures, and transatlantic literary studies. We seek to hire an assistant professor with a Ph.D. in early modern literature, with a secondary interest of her or his choice. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring global approaches to their teaching and scholarship, and we value engagement with issues of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality.


Candidates must have completed their doctorate by the time of appointment. They must demonstrate teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly promise. Beyond teaching, duties include research as well as professional service within the College and for one’s professional community. The position starts on September 1, 2017 with a normal teaching load of 4 courses per year in the pre-tenure years, and 5 courses per year thereafter, with opportunities for research support.


Candidates must be prepared to teach literature and culture to non-majors who are enrolled in both liberal arts and management courses throughout their four undergraduate years. Candidates must be qualified and willing to teach in our Foundation Program, which includes both our Rhetoric courses and the interdisciplinary liberal arts required Foundation course. Foundation courses thematically explore the challenges that individuals face as they struggle to exercise ethical agency in midst of changing social, cultural, political, economic, historical, and aesthetic and representational structures. In addition to its liberal arts requirement, Babson College has a vibrant and growing arts scene, including its theatre-in-residence, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Empty Space Theatre Company, and robust visual and literary arts exhibitions and productions. We welcome candidates who bring complementary and new strengths to our arts programming.


Interested candidates should apply through: https://babson.peopleadmin.com/postings/4452. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one sample publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Additional materials might be requested after initial screening. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.


College Summary:

Babson College, located fourteen miles west of Boston, is an independent school of management that takes a unique approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. Babson’s dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students develop multidimensional abilities that prepare them to make important contributions to business and society. Our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead are integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equip them to make a difference on campus and around the world.


Babson has nearly 2,000 full-time undergraduate students and more than 1,300 full and part-time graduate students. Our highly diverse student body hails from 45 U.S. states and 57 countries. Non-U.S. students comprise more than 20% of undergraduates and more than 40% of our full time graduate students. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, MS and MBA programs, and executive education programs worldwide. We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching excellence, collaboration, diversity and inclusiveness, and those who embrace our mission to educate leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere.


We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community. Babson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

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