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Affiliated (Part-Time) Faculty Writing, Literature, and Publishing (Multiple Positions)

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
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Non-Tenured Track
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Part Time

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Affiliated (Part-Time) Faculty Writing, Literature, and Publishing (Multiple Positions)
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The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College seeks applications for adjunct positions for the Fall 2024 semester to teach courses in literature and creative writing. Please note: The course may be redesigned to capitalize upon the candidate's areas of specialization but course materials must address the parameters of the course description below.

The Fall 2024 semester begins September 4, 2024.

We are looking in particular for instructors for the following classes this fall:

LI210: American Women Writers meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm

Course Description: Examines fiction, poetry, and other genres by 19th- and 20th-century American women such as Jacobs, Dickinson, Chopin, Kingston, Welty, Rich, and Morrison.

LI211: Topics in Global Literature: Translation as Time Travel meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-10am

Disclaimer: this course does not feature translated stories of time travel. Rather, translation — the craft that allows to engage with literatures from languages we might not otherwise speak — will be treated as a means through which to discover literatures written depicting pasts, presents, and futures that might feel surprisingly relevant and contemporary to us regardless of the time or place they were written. In reading across translation, we will study the politics of translation, compare the choices different translators might make for a single text, and consider what we can learn about storytelling as a culturally constructed practice from translation craft. We will be reading older (pre-20th century) texts alongside their contemporaries (post 20th/21st cent.), and also drawing from visual arts, international film/TV and music to form exciting, productive and, perhaps, unexpected parallels between texts designated as cultural artifacts.

LI217: Literature, Culture, and the Environment meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm.

Course Description: Examines the literature, art, and culture of Native and non-Native America and consider how these two very different traditions have affected the environment. Initially, students focus on Native Creation stories and on Genesis in order to better understand the definition of “wilderness.” They then study the work of 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century authors and artists who influenced and/or responded to how the environment should be managed. As students progress to the 20th and 21st centuries, they consider the work of artists, writers, and filmmakers who acknowledge and attempt to come to terms with a drastically changed and oftentimes degraded landscape in their work.

WR211: Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry

Focuses on the basic vocabulary, techniques, and traditions in poetry and includes the discussion of published work. Students practice their writing craft through exercises and other assignments, many of which will be shared with the class in an introductory workshop setting.

For details, refer to the undergraduate course catalog.

Experience and Requirements:

  • A terminal degree (PhD, MFA, or PhD ABD) in the appropriate field of study

  • College or University teaching experience as the instructor of record

  • Availability to teach in person classes

    Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the standards of Inclusive Excellence. The publishing faculty encourage and support change in our field. We welcome candidates who might bring diverse perspectives to the classroom.

    Any questions can be directed to the interim Associate Chair of Writing, Literature and Publishing , Susanne Althoff at

    Applicant must submit a cover letter and CV. In the "My Experience" section, you will find a "CV/Resume" up­load box where you can upload your CV and cover letter. After uploading one file, repeat the same steps for additional files.

    Please note, in the job application where there is the "CV/Cover Letter/ Additional Documents" drop box, you must include all of the required materials listed above. You can upload each document separately or as a combined PDF. Your application will not be complete without these documents. If you are having issues uploading, please email

    Application Instructions:

    Please upload Resume

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Emerson College enrolls over 5,800 graduate and undergraduate students from 49 states and more than 70 countries. Its main campus is located in the dynamic, multicultural city of Boston. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson's commitment to inclusive excellence is supported by a range of resources such as the Office of Internationalization & Equity, the Social Justice Center, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

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