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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Brown University (USA:RI) - Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies[edit | edit source]

Brown University seeks a scholar of Japanese Literature of any period at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track) for a joint appointment in the Departments of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies. Ph.D. must be completed by the time of employment or firmly expected. Proficiency in Japanese, and English, is required. The field and period of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach a comprehensive range of genres and historical periods. Candidates in their application should outline their current and future research in Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies.  Candidates should also suggest courses at introductory and advanced levels illustrating range in historical and critical approaches. Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in education, are essential. Please submit complete dossier, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation, online at the link above by October 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin then; however, applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

Deadline: 13 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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California State University, Fullerton (USA:Ca) - Assistant Professor of of English and Comparative Literature, Asian American Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Asian American literature. Appointment to begin in Fall 2020.

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Asian American literature. Scholars with comparative or transnational approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Desirable secondary specializations include Creative Writing or Children's Literature. The appointee will be expected to teach a wide range of courses in all areas of the English major, both at the upper-division and graduate (M.A.) levels, as well as lower-division, introductory, and general education courses. Teaching assignments may include courses in Asian American literature, Asian literature, survey courses in American or Comparative Literature, and/or courses in Creative Writing or Children's Literature. Faculty generally teach 3 classes per semester. A reduced teaching load is provided for the first two years. Evidence of an active research program and high-quality teaching is required.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The person in this position will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field is required by August 2020
    • ABDs must show evidence of degree completion prior to appointment
  • Specialization in Asian American Literature
  • Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Evidence of successful, high-quality teaching
  • Active research program with demonstrated evidence of, or clear potential for, high-quality peer-reviewed publication
  • Potential for collegial participation in departmental, campus, and disciplinary communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first‐generation college students
  • Demonstrated contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary specialization in Creative Writing or Children's Literature

Appointment Date August 2020

Application Procedure A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/ to apply for requisition #493610, and provide the following required materials:

  1. Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process; Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected)
  4. Writing sample of no more than 25 pages
  5. Diversity statement: Statement addressing past and/or future contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service (approximately one to two pages, single spaced)
  6. A list of three references with relevant contact information
    • Semi-finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Stephen Mexal, Chair of the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at smexal@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-3163.

Application Deadline Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.

Deadline: 1 October 2019 (US Pacific Time, UTC-7)

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California State University - Long Beach (USA:Ca) - Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature & Disability Studies or Health Humanities[edit | edit source]

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
College of Liberal Arts
Comparative World Literature Program
Tenure-Track Position Opening

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2550 POSITION: Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester) SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

TO APPLY VISIT: http://www.csulb.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-affairs/assistant-professor-of-comparative-literature-2550

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Comparative Literature, Health Humanities, Sociology or related field.
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • Teaching experience or evidence of strong potential for effective teaching
  • Demonstration of or potential for an ongoing, successful record of scholarly research and publication
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated, well-defined research program
  • Experience or potential for teaching courses in Disability Studies and/or Health Humanities
  • Experience working or researching within a community with health disparities or disabilities
  • Ability to teach foundational and interdisciplinary courses in Comparative Literature
  • Ability to develop a course on Disability Studies to be cross-listed with the Sociology Department
  • Ability to teach and assess writing throughout the curriculum
  • Ability to contribute to and oversee the (future) Health Humanities Minor
  • Ability to start up and maintain an internship course

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Review of applications to begin October 15, 2019
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-8)

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Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - TT Assistant Professor of Film Studies: Asian Film and Media Cultures

Field of Specialization: Asian Film and Media Cultures
Academic Unit: Studies in Art and Culture: Film Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: 1 July 2020
Closing Date: 15 October 2019, or until the position is filled

About the Position:

The School for Studies in Art and Culture invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment in Asian Film and Media Cultures, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2020.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all year levels, covering Asian film and media cultures as well as other aspects of the Film Studies curriculum. The candidate will also be expected to teach MA-level seminars, and to supervise MA student research. Although Carleton Film Studies does not include a PhD program, students have the option of applying to do doctoral work on film-related subjects under the supervision of Film Studies faculty members, through Carleton’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.

About the Academic Unit:

The Film Studies program is located within Carleton University’s interdisciplinary School for Studies in Art and Culture, which also houses undergraduate and graduate programs in Art History, and Music. The Film Studies program itself is one of the oldest and most respected of its type in Canada. Faculty members have research expertise in multiple fields, with an emphasis on topics in world cinema, film history, film, theory, and digital media. For more information, see https://carleton.ca/filmstudies/about/.

Qualifications:

The position requires a PhD, with evidence of an active commitment to research as reflected in peer-reviewed publications, as well as a demonstrated level of excellence in teaching.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees, to Dr Brian Foss. Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture: brian.foss@carleton.ca.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Source: https://carleton.ca/provost/2019/assistant-professor-studies-in-art-and-culture-asian-film-and-media-cultures/

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - TT Assistant Professor of Film Studies: Canadian and/or North American Indigenous Cinema and Media Cultures[edit | edit source]

Field of Specialization: Canadian and/or North American Indigenous Cinema and Media Cultures
Academic Unit: Studies in Art and Culture: Film Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: 1 July 2020
Closing Date: 15 October 2019, or until the position is filled

About the Position:

The School for Studies in Art and Culture invites applications from qualified candidates for a Preliminary appointment in Canadian and/or North American Indigenous Cinema, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2020.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all year levels, covering Canadian and/or Indigenous cinema, as well as other aspects of the Film Studies curriculum. The candidate will also be expected to teach MA-level seminars, and to supervise MA student research. Although Carleton Film Studies does not include a PhD program, students have the option of applying to do doctoral work on film-related subjects under the supervision of Film Studies faculty members, through Carleton’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.

About the Academic Unit:

The Film Studies program is located within Carleton University’s interdisciplinary School for Studies in Art and Culture, which also houses undergraduate and graduate programs in Art History, and Music. The Film Studies program itself is one of the oldest and most respected of its type in Canada. Faculty members have research expertise in multiple fields, with an emphasis on topics in world cinema, film history, film theory, and digital media. For more information, see https://carleton.ca/filmstudies/about/.

Qualifications:

The position requires a PhD, with evidence of an active commitment to research as reflected in peer-reviewed publications, as well as a demonstrated level of excellence in teaching.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees, to Dr Brian Foss. Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture: brian.foss@carleton.ca.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Source: https://carleton.ca/provost/2019/assistant-professor-studies-in-art-and-culture-canadian-and-or-north-american-indigenous-cinema/

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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Denison University (Granville, Ohio) - Assistant Professor, Data Analytics, Tenure Track[edit | edit source]

Job Summary and Requirements: Denison University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member to further develop its new interdisciplinary program in Data Analytics to start in the Fall of 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph. D. no later than August 2020, and have a broad and deep formal education in a humanities discipline and in data-driven approaches to research in that discipline. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in research that applies advanced data analytics techniques to significant literary, historical, philosophical, cultural, linguistic, or artistic inquiry. The successful applicant will also be committed to teaching undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary setting.

New hires are normally made at the rank of Assistant Professor, but hiring at an advanced rank may be possible with significant prior experience. For more information on Denison's Data Analytics program, please visit http://denison.edu/academics/data-analytics. We seek to hire an individual with deep and innovative background in the humanities and data analysis that is representative of the applied, interdisciplinary nature of Data Analytics. This individual will join an existing group of interdisciplinary faculty to continue to grow and develop the Data Analytics major within our liberal arts curriculum. The candidate will have an opportunity to infuse quantitative and digital humanities examples into our curriculum, and to help raise the level of data-driven humanistic research, awareness, and integration at Denison and in the broader community.

Consequently, candidates for the position must have significant formal education in analytics, and actively engage in research that uses or develops advanced data analytics techniques. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph. D. in a humanities discipline or in a data science field, and their research should significantly emphasize data-driven techniques and quantitative approaches to questions within the humanities. Candidates must demonstrate successful teaching at the undergraduate level and a strong desire for pedagogical and curricular innovation within a liberal arts environment. We are seeking energetic self-starters who have a passion for bridging traditional disciplinary boundaries and an interest in linking the classroom to the wider faculty and community.

Teaching responsibilities will include core courses for the Data Analytics major (course specifics can be found at https://denison.edu/academics/data-analytics/courses), as well as the potential to design and teach courses in the candidate's data analytic specialty. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. The Data Analytics Program is growing rapidly at Denison, and is currently among the largest majors on campus, with more than 120 students. As interdisciplinary majors, all students choose a domain area in which to develop disciplinary knowledge in addition to the core Data Analytics skills. Thus, candidates will have an opportunity to creatively engage with students across broad demographic, academic, and career interests, to apply and connect their skill sets.

The Denison faculty is a community of teacher-scholars. Therefore, candidates must also have a clearly articulated, productive research program related to Data Analytics that is able to accommodate undergraduate research and flourish in a liberal arts environment. Denison hosts a vibrant and well-funded undergraduate research program, and offers competitive professional development funds and a pre-tenure research leave following a successful third-year review. Strong resources exist to support and mentor teaching - for example, the Center for Learning and Teaching, Teaching Matters discussions, and workshops to help new faculty transition. Finally, successful candidates will demonstrate their interest in contributing to campus governance and the life of the broader Denison community. Individuals with a demonstrated interest in community outreach are especially desirable.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world. We are located thirty miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages (R and Python strongly desired)
  • Experience and ability to conduct quantitative research in a specific humanities field 
  • Ability to teach novice to advanced level undergraduate courses 
  • Very good communication, organization, and team collaboration skills 
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy 
  • PhD defense completed no later than August 2020 
  • PhD in a humanities discipline or data science/analytics with strong research or work experience in digital and/or data-driven approaches to humanistic research.

To apply, please go to https://employment.denison.edu and submit 

  • Cover letter speaking to the areas mentioned above 
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Statement on your teaching philosophy, experience and effectiveness, including how you will engage with and foster diversity on campus 
  • Statement on your current and future research program 
  • 4 references, of which at least 2 must address teaching 
  • Evidence of effective teaching, including teaching materials and evaluations (if available) 
  • Recent article-length example of your data analytics related research 
  • Transcripts of graduate work (unofficial acceptable for applications)

[http:// We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2019 and continue to consider applications until the position is filled. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age, or military status. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison please see our Diversity Guide at ]http://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: 1 Oct 2019 (Eastern US Time, UTC-5)

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Eureka College (USA:Il) - Assistant Professor of English (Postcolonial Literature)[edit | edit source]

Position A Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English starting Fall 2020.

Position Requirements

Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature with a focus in Postcolonial Theory. Specialization in Postcolonial Literature with an ability to teach literature survey courses and introduction to literature as well as composition. Serve as an academic advisor.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae with contact information for references, and a statement of teaching philosophy to employment@erueka.edu (please put "English Faculty Position"Assistant Professor of English" in subject heading). Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Zeke Jarvis, chair of the search committee, at zjarvis@eureka.edu.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted: 14 October 2019)

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Institute of Literary Research Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (EU:Pol) - Assistant Professor, Literature and Culture of Late Modernity Research Group[edit | edit source]

On October 1st, 2019, the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences announces an open competition for:

POSITION: Assistant Professor, Literature and Culture of Late Modernity Research Group

RESEARCH FIELD: Literary studies, science of culture and religion

LOCATION: Institute of Literary Research, Warsaw, Poland

WORKING TIME: Full-time, 40 hours per week.

Benefits
- an inspiring opportunity to conduct research within one of the best scientific units in Poland (A+ category), with a dynamic team dealing with current issues at the crossroads of literary studies and cultural studies;

- basic salary between PLN 3,200 and PLN 3,500 gross, depending on the level of compliance with the requirements, plus an additional service charge;

- expected start of employment: January 2020.

Eligibility criteria
To enter the competition, please provide us with:

- your academic curriculum with a list of your publications,

- cover letter with a description of your research plans,

- copies of your three most important articles, one of which may be a chapter of a monograph.

Please email the above to: konkurs@ibl.waw.pl, with the reference "Literatura i Kultura Późnej Nowoczesności ", until October 31st, 2019.

Selection process

Upon review of the submitted documents, the Selection Committee will invite a selected group of candidates to the headquarters of ILR PAS in Warsaw, at Nowy Świat St. 72, for an interview. Any costs related to the travel should be covered by the Candidate

Regulations for conducting competitions for researchers at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences are available at http://ibl.waw.pl/pl/informacje-dla-pracownikow-ibl/hr-excellence-in-research

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

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Koc University - Department of Comparative Literature, Open Rank Faculty Position[edit | edit source]

The Department of Comparative Literature at Koç University, Istanbul, invites applications for one or more full-time faculty positions (open-rank) to begin September 2020. We seek candidates with a comparatist research profile in one of the following areas:

-     Late antique and medieval literature and culture

-      Early modern Mediterranean literatures and culture; preference will be given to candidates with research specialization in Spanish literature and culture.

The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and demonstrable record of original research in the field. S/he is expected to engage in the intellectual life of our department with diverse geographical, theoretical, linguistic, and methodological interests, and to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. At the time of employment, candidates should have a PhD.  

Junior appointments are at the level of Assistant Professor and initially for a period of three years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The teaching load for Assistant Professors is three courses per year, and two courses per semester for Associate Professors. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, and health and retirement benefits.

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is an internationally recognized, English-instruction research university. The Department of Comparative Literature is expanding and plans to open a postgraduate programme in the near future. The successful candidate is expected to complement its existing strengths and actively participate in curriculum development. More information about the Department can be found on the department website: https://cssh.ku.edu.tr/en/education/english-language-and-comparative-literature/about/

Interested applicants should submit the following documents via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15224

· Cover letter

· Curriculum vitae

· Research Statement

· Writing sample (no more than 30 pages)

· Three sample course syllabi

· Three letters of reference

The deadline for the application is December 16, 2019.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to the search coordinators, Dr. Özen Nergis Dolcerocca (odolcerocca@ku.edu.tr)

Enquiries concerning the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to the Faculty Administrator Ms. Merve Dalyapark (MDALYAPRAK@ku.edu.tr)

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Lahore University of Management Sciences (PAK:Pun) - Faculty Position in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies  [edit | edit source]

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan invites applications for a full-time faculty position on Tenure Track (Assistant Professor) for its program in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS). Though fairly new, the program has a strong core faculty with interests in Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, and Western literatures, screen studies, linguistics, as well as creative writing and filmmaking. The program is searching for a candidate with interests in Persio-Urdu poetry and poetics, and in contemporary debates and methodologies in comparative literature. Ideal candidates should be able to teach courses in their area of research, but should also be able to participate in a team-taught core, and take on or develop courses in transnational literary studies, translation studies etc.

Applicants are ideally expected to have a Ph.D. by Fall 2020, which is when the appointment begins. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate students, achieve high standards of research, serve on departmental/university committees and help expand the CLCS program at LUMS. 

LUMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages underrepresented minorities and women to apply. More information LUMS can be found at www.lums.edu.pk.

Interested applicants should submit current curriculum vitae, a cover letter along with names of three referees to Ms. Aroosa Subhani, Coordinator of the CLCS program (aroosa.subhani@lums.edu.pk) by December 1st 2019. For detailed queries, please contact Dr. Maryam Wasif Khan (maryam.wasif@lums.edu.pk).

Deadline: 1 December 2019 (Pakistan Time, UTC+5)

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Nagoya University (JPN) - Associate Professor - Comparative Literature/Culture and Critical Theory / English[edit | edit source]

1. Position title: Associate Professor (fixed-term).
2. Number of positions: 1.
3. Affiliation: The Faculty of Humanities, the Graduate School of Humanities.
4. Starting date: April 1, 2020.
5. Terms of Employment: Five years, renewable once subject to teaching and academic evaluation.
6. Duties:
(1) To teach graduate and undergraduate courses in comparative literature/culture and critical theory.
(2) To teach undergraduate English as a Foreign Language courses.
(3) To contribute to the research and educational projects of Nagoya University.
(4) To do other duties including administrative work.

The teaching load will be approximately eight 90-minute classes per week per semester. The classes will include academic English as a Foreign Language courses in reading, writing, presentation and communication for undergraduate Japanese students of various schools, and courses in comparative literature/culture and critical theory for international students in the Global 30 Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program and Japanese students in the English Professionals Training Course Program. The position involves contributing to the making and marking of the Foreign Language (English) component of the entrance examination for Nagoya University (undergraduate programs), and student selection for the Global 30 Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program.

Qualifications: 

1. To have a doctoral degree.
2. To have a specialization in literary or cultural studies. Candidates with a specialization in comparative literature/culture and critical theory are especially welcome to apply.
3. To have experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language at the tertiary level for at least a year. (Experience of working as a teaching assistant can be included.)
4. To be able to teach courses in comparative literature/culture and critical theory in English.
5. To be a native-speaker of English or to have a native-speaker level of proficiency in English (both spoken and written).

Compensation:
1. Remuneration: Approximately four to nine million yen per annum before tax depending on age, qualifications and experience. If the selected applicant is from overseas, the cost of his/her airfare to Japan will be reimbursed by the university (following the Nagoya University Travel Allowance Rules). 
2. Working hours and holidays:
Working hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30-17:15 (Discretionary working-hour system applicable.)
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, 6 days from December 29 to January 3. In addition, faculty members are entitled to 20 days of paid leave and 5 days of special paid leave from June to October per calendar year.
3. Insurance and pension: 
All full-time faculty members are required to participate in the National Public Service Employee Mutual Aid Association's health insurance and pension plan, as well as employment insurance and workers' accident compensation insurance.

1. Application documents:
* The following documents must be submitted both on paper and in PDF format. The PDF files should be saved on a flash drive or a CD.
(1) Curriculum vitae (with a passport-size photo, phone number and e-mail address).
(2) List of publications (lists of any conference presentations and guest lectures given and of any competitive research funds received should be included).
(3) List of educational achievements (a list of course titles taught with brief descriptions – both specialized subjects and EFL – and an additional list of educational achievements if any.) 
(4) Photocopy of diploma (highest and/or last degree earned).
(5) Three published works and their abstracts (offprints and photocopies are acceptable; abstracts of journal articles and book chapters should be approximately 100 words in English; those of books and dissertations should be approximately 200 words in English; each abstract should be written on a separate sheet of A4 paper).
(6) Statement of Intent (A) concerning graduate education (approximately 500 words in English).
(7) Statement of Intent (B) concerning undergraduate level academic English as a Foreign Language education (approximately 500 words in English).
(8) Statement of Intent (C) concerning your research plan (approximately 500 words in English).
(9) One letter of recommendation, and the name, affiliation, position and contact details of one other recommender.

2. Application deadline: 
All application documents must arrive no later than Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

3. Applicants are requested to send their package of application documents to:
Professor Fumitoshi Saito
Dean, the Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University
B4-4 (700), Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
*Note: The application documents must be sent by registered post with the words, “Associate Professor Position (Global 30) Application Enclosed," in red on the application envelope.

4. Selection procedure:
(1) First screening based on submitted documents.
(2) Second and final screening by a personal interview with successful candidates from the first screening. The interview will be conducted at Nagoya University. A short demonstration graduate level lecture may also be requested. 
* Note: The Graduate School of Humanities cannot reimburse your travel expenses to Nagoya University for the interview. In the case of overseas applicants, the interview may be conducted by Skype. 

5. Contact information:
For further information regarding this position, please contact by e-mail:
General Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Humanities
Administration Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagoya University
Email: hum_sou@adm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
* Note: Please write “Inquiry about Associate Professor Position (Global 30)" in the subject box of the e-mail.

Notes:
1. E-mail submission of the application documents will not be accepted.
2. Additional documents may be requested during the selection process.
3. Personal information in the application will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening and employment.
4. The application documents, including submitted publications, will not normally be returned. If you wish to have them returned, please include an envelope with the return address written on it and postage stamps of an appropriate amount or a delivery payment invoice.
5. Applications from female researchers are encouraged. Details of Nagoya University's policy of positive action for increasing female faculty members can be found at:
http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/about_nu/declaration/positive/index.html

Source: JRec-In

Deadline: 17 September 2019 (Japan Standard Time, UTC+9)

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National Taiwan University (TWN) - Open Rank Professor - Comparative Literature (2 positions: 1 European Lit, 1 Asian Studies)[edit | edit source]

Established in 1928, National Taiwan University is a leading research university in Taiwan with over 30,000 students. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DFLL) welcomes applications for the following faculty positions.

General requirements: Minimum requirements include a PhD in related fields and a strong publication record. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred. All full-time faculty members are required to teach DFLL service courses such as writing, conversation, and (if applicable) Freshman English and also (if applicable) to direct theses and serve on various university and department committees. Some knowledge of Chinese and experience in teaching in a Chinese-speaking environment is a plus.

Track Four—Comparative Literature. Two full-time positions preferably in the following fields: 

  • European Literature
  • Asian Studies

Salary and Ranks:

Commensurate with qualifications, initial salaries range approximately from 955,530 NTD per annum (ca. 30,586 USD; subject to exchange rates) for assistant professors to 1,352,227 NTD per annum (ca. 43,285 USD; subject to exchange rates) for full professors with regular teaching load (8 hours per week for full professors, 9 for associate and assistant professors). Other benefits include family health insurance, research grants and awards (on a competitive basis), and university housing (subject to availability). 

Application Deadline and General Information:

Appointment begins on August 1, 2020. All applicants must email a completed application form (available at http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw/en/news/news.php?Sn=4339) together with a cover letter (2 pages at most), a CV, a list of publications, and a link to a 15-minute video on your past and future research interests to wenlin@ntu.edu.tw by 5:00 pm, September 4, 2019, local time for initial screening. Successful candidates will be asked to provide a substantial dossier and other credentials for further evaluation. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality. We apologize for not being able to return application materials. DFLL appointments are made on a non-discriminatory basis.International applicants must comply with local labor laws and meet immigration requirements. Other college and university regulations may apply. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Wen-lin Hsueh (wenlin@ntu.edu.tw). This announcement and other information about our department are also available at http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw

Source: Chronicle Vitae

Deadline: 4 September 2019 (Taiwan Standard Time, UTC+8)

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New York University — Open Rank Professor of Comparative Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of Comparative Literature at NYU seeks applications for a tenured or tenure-track position specializing in either South Asian/subcontinent or West Asian (can include Ottoman, Turkish, Persian, Arabic) literature and theory. The rank is open but preference will be given to mid-career or senior faculty. We are especially interested in candidates with a comparative and theoretical approach who can teach and advise students across periods, as well as in critical fields understood transcontinentally. Demonstrated excellence in devising innovative syllabi for courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and the ability to contribute to the department’s Certificate in Comparative Approaches to the Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and the Global South (CALAMEGS), are a priority, as is a history of departmental engagement and service.

Application materials are due November 5th and must include a cover letter, a complete CV, and two sample syllabi. Entry-level applicants should also provide three letters of reference. Because diversity and inclusion are an important part of the NYU mission, we request that you include a paragraph in your cover letter telling us how diversity and inclusion figure into your past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement (additional information can be found here:

http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html). 

Review of complete applications will begin November 15th. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Please submit applications through the following link apply.interfolio.com/68672.

18 December: Any news?

14 February: Offer made and accepted. A South Asianist.


18 Feb: Job talks still underway. 

Pennsylvania State University (USA:Pa) - Assistant Professor, Comparative Lit & Arabic[edit | edit source]

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Arabic literatures and cultures. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (our department offers the BA, MA, and PhD in Comparative Literature) and to the undergraduate Arabic Language minor. Requirements: PhD in hand by date of appointment, in Comparative Literature, Arabic, or related field; native or near-native ability in Arabic and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Start date: August 2020 preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the search is concluded. Visit our department website at http://complit.la.psu.edu.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Request for additional materials: Nov. 6 (nothing since); Dec 20. 

Rejection (no interview):

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Stanford University (USA:Ca) - Comparative Literature Tenure-track or Tenured Professor[edit | edit source]

The Department of Comparative Literature, within the DLCL, is considering applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position. 

Qualifications include expertise in the methods and paradigms of Comparative Literature as a discipline, the ability to work in at least three languages, and research as well as teaching spanning linguistic, historical and cultural contexts. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to program-building and leadership, both within Comparative Literature and in cross-literary and interdisciplinary contexts.

Please submit applications by November 25, 2019. All application materials must be submitted online via www.AcademicJobsOnline.org (direct link:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15027)  A complete application includes: 1) a cover letter that incorporates a statement about research program, as well as teaching and leadership experience (no more than three pages); 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) an 8-10,000 word writing sample. At the untenured Assistant Professor level, applicants are asked to send three letters of reference and must have Ph.D. in hand by the appointment start date. Additional materials may be requested from the candidate at a later date. Inquiries (only) should be directed to Christine Onorato, (650) 725-9225 (conorato@stanford.edu), or Maria Robinson, (650) 725-6137 (mrobins@stanford.edu).

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Deadline: 25 November 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-8)

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NOTES: Any news? Or any info. on what they might be looking for? This is an incredibly wide search... 

12/7 No news here but curious about the above as well.

12/20: Has anyone heard anything? 

1/20/20:  Still nothing.

1/20/20: I suspect this might have been an internal hire. It probably takes one email to find out whether there is a search going on at all..

1/22/20: Rejection email (more than 300 applications) x3

University of Agder (NOR) - Associate professor / senior lecturer in Nordic literature[edit | edit source]

Please note that the full job description is only available in Norwegian.

The University of Agder (UiA) is currently advertising this position:

Førsteamanuensis/førstelektor i nordisk litteraturvitenskap

For further information and full description visit https://academicpositions.no/ad/university-of-agder-uia/2019/forsteamanuensis-forstelektor-i-nordisk-litteraturvitenskap/131178

Deadline: 1 Sep 2019 (UTC+2)

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University of Bergen (NOR) - Associate Professor in Comparative Literature[edit | edit source]

At the department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE) there is a vacancy for a permanent 100 % position as Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE) from May 1, 2020 or as soon as possible after. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach and supervise students in the field of Comparative Literature. The position is open for applicants with different research profiles within this field.

Job ad here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/173667/associate-professor-in-comparative-literature

We are also hiring Associate Professors in Electronic Literature and in Games Studies/Interactive Digital Narrative. More context and info here: https://www.uib.no/en/discipline/digitalculture/128735/hiring-electronic-literature-and-games-studiesinteractive-digital or see the Comparative Literature group's website at https://www.uib.no/en/discipline/literature

Application deadline: 15 September 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

Acknowledgment received: Sept. 12

Public list of applicants received: Sept. 17

Notified of appointment of members to the Evaluation Committee: Nov. 27

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University of London, Royal Holloway (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in World and Comparative Literatures (Hispanic)[edit | edit source]

Please note that in the UK, a Lecturer is the title traditionally used for the equivalent of an Asst. Prof. in the US.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London seeks to appoint a Full time Lecturer to complement strengths in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, World Literatures and Hispanic Studies from 27th April 2020.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in an aspect of Hispanic Studies with a Comparative and/or World Literatures focus and evidence of outstanding research potential. They should have a grounding in theoretical developments in Comparative and World Literatures and a demonstrable commitment to teaching. Native or near-native command of spoken and written Spanish is desirable. The successful candidate may have expertise in 20th and/or 21st century literatures (broadly defined, from the novel to the digital) in Spanish-speaking contexts. We welcome candidates whose research areas complement current expertise and who have an interest in course design and development.  One or more of the following may be welcome: textual challenges to the canon; expressions of urban, popular, counter- or youth cultures; LGTBQ+ writings; diasporic texts; alterity; and disabilities. 

The successful candidate joins a dynamic team covering aspects of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Translation Studies; Comparative Literatures and Cultures; Liberal Arts; History of Art and Visual Cultures; International Film.   

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of World Literatures as well as existing programmes (which may include Translation Studies and / or Spanish language teaching as required). The successful applicant joins an active research environment in the Department (ranked 9th by 3*/4* average in REF 2014); the School of Humanities or beyond, e.g. the Humanities and Arts Research Institute. 

The Lecturer will deliver courses in Comparative and World Literatures and Hispanic Studies. Alongside teaching and examining, they will take on administrative duties.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including: 

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

For an informal discussion about the post, contact Dr Ruth Cruickshank on ruth.cruickshank@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process contact the Human Resources Department at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone: +44 (0)1784 446540. 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours. 

Interview Date: 8 November 2019 

Deadline: 1 October 2019 (UK Time, GMT+0)

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University of Vienna (EU:Aut) - TT Professorship - Comparative Literature with a focus on African Literature[edit | edit source]

Open to new ideas. Since 1365. The University of Vienna is a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes. We are committed to basic research that is open to applications and to research-led teaching, as well as to the dialogue with economy and society. We strive to actively promote the careers of young researchers, to contribute to the education of future generations and to augment the society’s ability to innovate. We invite you to become part of this dynamic and vibrant organisation.

Position:

At the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, the position of a Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Comparative Literature with a focus on African Literature (full-time position) is to be filled.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has a specialization in and should have a good range of publications about African language literatures (Afriphone Literature), Anglophone Literature and/or Francophone Literature, and be versed in research of literary theory and criticism. The successful candidate is expected to link literary theory with African Studies.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. 

We offer:

  • the opportunity to obtain a permanent position and eventual promotion to full professor. The successful candidate is hired as “Assistant professor” for a maximum duration of six years. If the candidate meets the conditions stipulated in the qualification agreement, the assistant professor is promoted to tenured “associate professor”, i.e. obtains a permanent position. If the conditions are not met, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract. Associate professors can be promoted to “full professor” through a university-internal competitive procedure. 
  • at least a salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff:section 49, job group A2 
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension scheme to its employees
  • a dynamic research environment
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). The University strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application Materials:

Please email a single PDF document in A4 paper format named “LastName_FirstName.pdf” to tenuretrack.personal@univie.ac.at containing the following information (in English).

- Cover Sheet and Table of Contents

- Application letter, including a brief description of:

  • motivation to apply for the position
  • current research interests and research plans for the future
  • current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of early career researcher

- Academic curriculum vitae, including information about:

  • education, degrees (incl. information about the PhD granting institution and the exact date DD.MM.YYYY when the PhD was conferred), professional experience as well as applicable family/care/… times 
  • "esteem factors" (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
  • previous and current cooperation partners

- Full list of publications, including:

  • highlight and separately list five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised tenure-track professorship 
  • provide links to these five key publications for download (if not available: full text electronic version in appendix)
  • describe your publication strategy, including targeted publishers and journals 
  • provide information about peer review of publications
  • if common in your field of research provide information about indexation (e.g. SCIE, SSCI, AHCI), citations resp. book reviews received or other indicators of scientific quality/international visibility

- List of scientific talks

  • Name invited lectures and presentations at international conferences

- Third-party funding

  • complete list of acquired third-party funded projects as PI (role, subject, duration, funding agency, funding volume), and, if applicable, of inventions/patents

- Academic Teaching and Supervision

  • list courses taught and theses supervised
  • explain your teaching and supervision concept (max. 3 pages)

- Appendices to application document (in a single PDF or ZIP file named "LastName_FirstName_Appendices.pdf/zip"):

  • Five key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available)
  • Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)
  • Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)

Reference no.: 9744

Source (in English): Zeit Jobs Online

Deadline: 18 September 2019 (Central European Time)

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor of Arabic, University of Massachusetts Boston[edit | edit source]

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literatures or Cultural Studies, beginning September 1, 2020. Knowledge of the Eastern Mediterranean and modern Middle East from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective strongly preferred. Must be able to supervise and teach in the Arabic language program, as well as develop and teach courses in English within a field of specialization that would enrich the MLLC department’s course offerings. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Requirements: Native or Near-Native fluency in Standard Arabic and English, PhD in hand by appointment date, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in innovative undergraduate teaching.

Application instructions: Interested applicants should submit application materials online. Please upload current curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a statement of research interests and teaching experience and contact information for three online reference letters.

Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled, but the review of applications will begin on February 7, 2020.

For information please contact the chair of the search committee Alex DesForges at Alex.Desforges@umb.edu.

https://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/504097/assistant-professor-of-arabic-modern-languages-literatures-and-cultures

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Visiting Positions / Limited Term Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Davidson College (USA:NC) three-year visiting assistant professor of humanities in transnational or postcolonial studiesEdit[edit | edit source]

The Humanities Program at Davidson College invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor position in transnational studies or postcolonial studies, beginning July 1, 2020.

We wish to welcome a new colleague who has demonstrated experience or interest in first-year humanities programs, first-year seminar programs, or similar interdisciplinary, foundational collaborative teaching projects in the humanities. A PhD or in some cases an MFA in any cultural studies, history, literary studies, arts or performance studies, or a similar interdisciplinary or area studies program, with a focus on transnational or post-colonial topics, by July 2020 is required. We are especially interested in Africana studies, French and Francophone studies, Arab studies, music, musicology, ethnomusicology, theatre, or art history, though we welcome all teachers and scholars in all humanities fields. The teaching load is five course-equivalents over two semesters: two semesters teaching in the Humanities Program (which is a 1.5 course load per semester) and one course each semester in another department or program in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Find the program description here https://www.davidson.edu/academic-departments/humanities and the current iteration of the course here https://hum.davidson.edu/.

Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on January 20.

Apply online only at https://employment.davidson.edu with your cv and cover letter. The cover letter should include these four items: (1) a description of a specific unit or topic you would bring to the first-year humanities course (see examples in the current course linked above), (2) two courses you would like to offer in another department or program at Davidson, (3) a description of your research program (which could be integrated into a course or course unit you might teach), and (4) a brief diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The application requests the names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted directly. 

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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