Arts and Humanities



The Division of Arts and Humanities at Harvard seeks applications for two College Fellow positions in Media. Each College Fellow will have a departmental appointment. It is expected that one Fellow will be appointed in the Department of Comparative Literature and one Fellow will be appointed in the Department of English. The Fellows will work individually and collectively to advance scholarship in and about media across the Division.


Teaching duties will include one course each term: one undergraduate course and one course open to both graduate students and undergraduates. These teaching duties comprise approximately 50% of the Fellow's total time commitment. The other half of the appointment is divided between pursuit of the Fellow’s own research/scholarship/creative work (25%) and work in support of initiatives across departments and research units within the university (25%). Fellows may also be asked to advise and evaluate undergraduate senior theses and to work with doctoral students pursuing a secondary field in Critical Media Practice (


Ideal candidates may study, practice, and teach in areas such as social media, born-digital literature, graphic novels, video games, podcasts, contemporary publishing, database storytelling, data visualization, software studies, or any other intersection of contemporary media and literature, broadly conceived. Applicants for Comparative Literature must be working across multiple linguistic traditions and be broadly engaged with the field of cultural history. The Department of English particularly welcomes applicants working in indigenous studies and/or global Anglophone literatures, as well as those who bring a trans-historical perspective to their work.


The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.



faculty, instructor, lecturer, fellow

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England, media, literature


Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2018. International applicants are welcome.


Special Instructions: Please apply through the ARIeS portal ( Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at Complete applications (including the names of referees) must be submitted by March 14, 2022. Recommendations must be received by March 21, 2022. For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.


Please submit the following materials:


  1. Cover Letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of scholarly and/or creative works.
  3. Research statement.
  4. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and advising philosophy).
  5. Sample syllabus.
  6. At most three representative samples of your research and/or media-based work. These samples may be extracts of a larger work or a complete work. Please include links in your cover letter or upload separate documents.
  7. Names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested by the application system after the full application is submitted.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.