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Elizabeth J. McCormack Chair in the Humanities Job Description


Boston, Massachusetts

Job Summary

The Elizabeth J. McCormack Chair in the Humanities is open to any member of the Cambridge College full or part-time faculty who has humanities expertise as a senior scholar or practitioner and will promote the humanities in college-wide venues and experiences. The appointee will work closely with the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the Office of the Provost to create an atmosphere promoting the salutary and unique contributions of the humanities to life, profession, and learning. Additionally, the appointee will work with other College staff to promote community events related to the arts. A staff member of the Office of the Provost will be assigned to provide the appointee with administrative support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In particular, the appointee will:

  • Create an individualized plan for fostering discussion and sharing knowledge about the humanities at CC.
  • In collaboration with the SAS dean, convene a Humanities-promotion advisory committee.
  • Collaborate with the Dean of SAS and the Office of the Provost to ensure that humanities-promoting events are held throughout the year.
  • Organize lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops, and classes to share perspectives on the humanities with the CC and broader community.
  • Organize and convene at least one community-wide humanities reading event will be held during the academic year.
  • Collaborate with the Dean of SAS and the office of the Provost to identify and participate in related grant opportunities.
  • Humanities instruction may be negotiated separately.
  • Annually, the appointee will write a report for the SAS dean and provost detailing types of events, attendance, and impact.

Education and Experience Required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in humanities or equivalent demonstrated practice in the humanities (poetry, art, music, etc.)
  • College-level teaching experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and commitment to serving adult learners in a diverse academic community are preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to promoting the humanities.
  • Understanding of culturally-responsive, social justice pedagogy and a commitment to reducing equity gaps and systemic barriers in learning.
  • Ability to provide and develop new workshops as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, administrators, faculty, staff, and students in a diverse learning community.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time well, and manage complex projects with minimal supervision
  • A commitment to collegiality and collaboration
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication, as well as strong presentation skills

Physical Effort Required

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@cambridgecollege.edu.

We strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply for this job posting. We value diversity and believe that it is crucial for our team to reflect the different perspectives and backgrounds of our society.

Cambridge College is an equal-opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse academic environment for its students, faculty, and staff.