Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Dramatic Literature.

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Aug 15, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment specializing in dramatic literature to begin in August 2020.  We seek a literary scholar focused on dramatic literature and performance from any period or periods.  We are especially interested in candidates whose research and pedagogy bring ethnic or global perspectives to the study of drama.  Teaching duties will include our Shakespeare survey as well as courses on the development of drama through the present.  Ph.D. required.  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement in the field.  This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty.  Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies.  All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.  To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advance levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, writing sample (25 pages maximum), transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion.  For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to (https://apply.interfolio.com/66948) by 15 October.  Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place during the first week of December.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype.  Semifinalists will be invited to visit campus the week of 20 January.  Questions about this search may be directed to Christine Coch, Chair, Department of English, ccoch@holycross.edu.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.