Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Comparative Literature advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Last year's page: Comparative Literature 2019-2020 .

See also Critical TheoryEthnic Studies, German Studies, French & Francophone, Spanish & Portuguese, Italian, English Literature, and Philosophy.


Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines

UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA). Assistant Professor in Critical Theory (TT/FT)

Applied 7X 

Writing sample requested 4X

Additional writing samples requested

To the user who posted above, were you asked to submit a second writing sample after receiving the initial request that several of us received a few weeks ago?

Seconding the question above. Some clarification would be helpful. Thanks.

Université de Caen (FRA:CAL). Open Rank Professor in Comparative Literature & French Literature. Deadline: 6 July 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad on Euraxess . Updates: 

Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK): University Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature: Caribbean literature; East African literature; West African literature (Tenure Track). Deadline: Dec 14 2020.

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines

Stanford University (Stanford, CA). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research (NT/FT). Deadline: Jan 7, 2021. Position information at

Word on the Street

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