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Sarah Hamblin <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 13:38:38 -0500
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Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Boston: Film Studies/English
Job Description:

The UMass Boston English Department is offering one non-renewable Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship of two years, beginning Fall 2014. The Teaching Fellow will receive guidance from a dedicated mentor in the development of a reflective pedagogy for teaching English Studies to the global student body of the 21st century. Some of the unique features of this program are: an opportunity to teach at an urban, public university with a diverse student body; development of increasing skill in teaching at the introductory and advanced levels; and professionalization through participation in the university’s teaching conferences and symposia. Responsibilities include: a 2+3 course load, participation in departmental pedagogy meetings, and one teaching presentation in the second year.


Specific qualifications include: Ph.D. in English granted within three years of the start of the postdoctoral fellowship; secondary expertise in either film studies or children’s literature; ability to teach advanced courses in either film studies or children’s literature; interest in teaching freshman composition, general education, or introductory literature courses; ability to work effectively with a diverse student body in discussion-based classes; and commitment to the values of a reflective teaching practice.

Additional Information:

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be received by July 21, 2014. Please apply online with your cover letter, CV, and writing sample of no more than 20 pages at the UMB Human Resources (;jsessionid=4A21EBE209FD21A47FC0075EA5FDC1F2?JOBID=50736&CNTRNO=10&TSTMP=1404434156360).
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The fellowship includes a $48,187 salary plus benefits. We regret that we cannot provide travel or moving reimbursement.

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