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Fellow in Folklore and Mythology

Organization: Harvard University Undergraduate Program in Folklore & Mythology
Date Posted: 2/24/2020
City: Cambridge
Location: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Primary Category: Fellowship

Description & Details
Position Description:
The Undergraduate Program in Folklore & Mythology at Harvard University seeks applications for a College Fellow in Folklore and Mythology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include offering three undergraduate courses in the field during the 2020–21 academic year (e.g., F&M 98A. History and Theory of Folklore and Mythology). The Fellow may also be asked to advise one senior thesis and to evaluate senior theses. 
The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval. 


Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate or terminal degree in Folklore and Mythology or related field required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2016. 

Additional Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions:
The following documents are required: 
  • A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to which you are applying, as well as a list of proposed courses;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A research statement;
  • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience;
  • Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations);
  • Three letters of recommendation (unless otherwise specified on an individual posting); 
  • Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the PhD: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your PhD by the expected start date.
Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at College Fellows Program. Complete applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, list of proposed courses, and letters of reference, must be submitted no later than April 1, 2020
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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