Harvard University – Lecturer – African Lit/Cultural Studies

Lecturer in African Literary and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

African and African American Studies


Position Description

The Department of African and African American Studies seeks applications for a Lecturer in African Literary and Cultural Studies. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The Lecturer will teach three (3) courses in African Literature and Cultural Studies at the Undergraduate and Graduate Level and provide formal and informal mentorship to Graduate and Undergraduate students, including being part of Dissertation Committees, Oral Exam committees, and Prospectus Exam committees. The Lecturer may also advise and evaluate senior theses.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.


Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in African Literature, African studies, or related discipline required by the expected start date.


Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.


Special Instructions

Link to posting: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10054

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted no later than March 31, 2021

1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Evaluations
4. Three (3) sample syllabi
5. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.


Contact Information

Joey Francoeur-Krzyzek
Coordinator of Academic Affairs and Communications
Department of African and African American Studies
Harvard University
Barker Center 2nd Floor
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138



Email joeymfk@fas.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5