Assistant Professor in Asian Diasporic Literatures The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at
Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor position in Asian Diasporic literatures. The
appointment begins August 23, 2018. The Department seeks
candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of
the academic community through ongoing engagement with students
both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to traditional
research, teaching, and service.
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and
ongoing engagement with 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 engaging with 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 ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Asian Diasporic
literature (East and South Asian, Asian American and Asian British
studies cultures, languages and literatures) or a related field,
experience teaching literature at the college level, and
evidence of scholarly activity. Desired secondary areas of interest
include: critical race theory, contemporary literature taught in
translation, global and transnational studies, gender and sexuality
studies, postcolonial studies, settler colonial studies, or Asian
literatures and literary traditions. A strong commitment
to undergraduate education in a residential college
environment is essential.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate
courses on the traditions, histories, and theories of Asian
Diasporic literatures. The candidate may also teach literary
foundations and courses fulfilling a college-wide literature
requirement, which could include a first-year seminar.
Graduate literature courses for MFA creative writing and MA
publishing students may be part of the teaching duties. Experience
teaching online classes or a willingness to teach literature in an
online MFA program is desirable. In addition to teaching five
courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and
participate in the college’s system of shared governance.
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 https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/14851.
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