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See also: English Literature 2019-2020 and Comparative Literature 2019-2020


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

Ashoka University (IND:Hya) - Tenure/Tenure-Track faculty position in English (Rank Open), Critical & Literary Theory[edit | edit source]

We are looking for active scholars and committed teachers at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, who are engaged with one or more of the following fields:

1. Performance Studies and Drama

2. Digital Humanities

3. Critical and Literary Theory

4. South Indian Literatures (especially Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu)

Applications are welcomed from people working both in and out of the Anglophone world. Candidates should ideally be conversant with a broad sweep of literatures and theories. Classes to be offered include undergraduate gateway courses as well as upper-level and graduate seminars in individual areas of expertise. An active research profile in areas compatible with those listed above, as well as teaching experience pointing to a vibrant and dialogic classroom pedagogy will be welcome.

In addition to our popular undergraduate programme, we also have a growing graduate profile with our PhD in English already underway and our Master’s programme starting in 2020. Ashoka University is an equal opportunity employer, and will offer competitive compensation packages.

Applicants should have the PhD in hand at the time of joining Ashoka. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of reference.

For questions or more information please email jgharris@ashoka.edu.in

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at https://facultypositions.ashoka.edu.in/ by December 1, 2019.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (Indian Standard Time, UTC+5)

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Bucks New University (EU:UK:Eng) - Associate Lecturer in Contextual Studies[edit | edit source]

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in Contextual Studies to undertake teaching on theory-based modules within the School of Art Design and Performance at Bucks New University from October 2019. Working as part of a committed team this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a subject area with high success in student achievement.

Candidates should have a broad understanding of the relationship between practice and theory and advanced knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues relevant to design film photography visual and material culture. You should also have a strong focus on student learning and development. You will be required to undertake preparation (writing of content) teaching assessment and moderation and provide support to our diverse range of students. Theory classes are normally scheduled on Fridays during the teaching term and there may be an additional day required.

You should have a good degree in a relevant Art Design or Media/Cultural Studies subject and a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline. A publication record or research profile in the subject area would be desirable. Additionally you should possess knowledge of the breadth and diversity of current practices within art design and the creative industries more generally. Experience of teaching in a HE environment would be an advantage.

To apply please send your CV to Dr. Sri-Kartini Leet Head of School Art Design and Performance at Sri-Kartini.Leet@bucks.ac.uk.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK Bucks New University will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EAA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Bucks New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

Deadline: 4 September 2019 (UK Time, UTC+1)

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Ca' Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita) - TT Asst. Prof. - Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature[edit | edit source]

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the area of Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature.

Ca’ Foscari is a research intensive institution committed to competing for international scientific excellence through the recruitment of the best academic talents worldwide. Talented young researchers and experienced senior professors make Ca’ Foscari a stimulating environment for career development and research freedom. Our university is committed to research excellence, funding promising researchers and developing international partnerships. As a leading research university, Ca’ Foscari explores cutting-edge research directions across disciplinary boundaries, setting a new agenda designed around six global challenges.

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature, with a cutting edge research profile. The researcher should also have a strong commitment to teaching new generations of students so that they can become game-changers in their own fields and make a difference in the world.

The position will be hosted in the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies. The Department has recently received a “Department of Excellence” Award by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. The Excellence Award has allowed the Department to Develop state of the art laboratory facilities to pursue the theoretical and empirical study of linguistic and cultural diversity.

The QS World University Ranking by subject has placed Ca’ Foscari of Venice among the top 100 universities in the world for the study and teaching of Modern Languages.

The Department is unique in its multidisciplinary approach to language, literature and culture, with fertile exchanges between linguistic, literary, historical and political approaches and an international outlook essential to a critical understanding of global society.

The Department actively pursues internationalization, activating joint programmes, Erasmus exchange periods, internships abroad, encouraging publication in international journals and inviting many Visiting Scholars and Professors.

The Institution

Since its foundation in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been a leader in Economics and Foreign Languages and Cultures. Today, Ca’ Foscari is exploring new frontiers in research, focusing on Climate Change, Digital Humanities, Digital and Social Innovation, and Nanosciences. An intellectual powerhouse of international repute in the heart of the city of Venice, Ca’ Foscari provides a one-of-a-kind blend of scientific research, cultural heritage and history, offering a life-changing experience to its students and researchers, with a transformative impact on the local community.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has also obtained the full Human Resources Strategy for Researchers certificate, a set of initiatives to improve work conditions for researchers and to attract talents worldwide. Ca’ Foscari provides applicants with services for new faculty. Our Housing office will help you search for a suitable and convenient accommodation. If you are a non-Italian applicant or if you have resided outside of Italy for more than 3 years, you will benefit from a favorable tax treatment for the first 4 years of the contract.

Read the call here (in English): https://intra.unive.it/plapps/bandi/common/file_bandi/31282.pdf

Source: Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 1 July 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

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Goethe University of Frankfurt (EU:Deu:Hes) - Full Professor in American Literature and Theory[edit | edit source]

The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main will be filling the position of Professor (W3) for American Literature and Culture, beginning in the winter semester of 2020/2021.

We expect that the candidate's expertise represents the entire breadth of American Literature and Culture, both in teaching and in terms of research and publications. Candidates will also need to demonstrate expertise in aesthetics, literary theory, and media history. We seek candidates with an internationally established research profile, as reflected in publications in leading international publications.

We expect that the appointee will participate in and initiate research projects with other researchers across disciplines, work as part of institutional committees, and passionately contribute to university life and the life of the department. The position will be part of the course of study titled "American Studies" in the MA-tier program "Aesthetics" and will also teach literature courses to future teachers of English. Accordingly, it is preferable that the candidate can convey didactic and pedagogic strategies for integrating the literature course content into secondary school curricula.

Goethe University aspires to increase the number of women in the academy and therefore explicitly asks women to apply. In addition, applications by academics with severe disabilities will receive preferential consideration.

Details of the legal framework for this hiring process can be found here (in German and English) .

If you meet these requirements, please send the following materials (in A4 paper format) to the dean of the department (Dekanin des Fachbereichs Neuere Philologien an der Goethe-Universität) at service@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de.

  • CV (in tabular form)
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • List of publications
  • Evidence of teaching experience
  • List of international research groups or fellowships you have participated in or organized
  • Evidence of attracting third party funding to such projects and publications

Deadline: 26 September 2019 (15:00 h / 3 pm, Central European Time, UTC+2)

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University of Trento (EU:Ita) - Assistant Professor - Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of Humanities of the University of Trento invites candidates active in Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature to apply for a position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is initially for a three-year period, renewable once for two further years, with possibility of promotion. The annual gross salary is about 35,000 Euros. The area of research and teaching is Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature.

Requested research duties: The contract holder has to study the aesthetics of the european novel and its origin. Particularly, he/she has to take on a project on the relationship between the novel and the arts led from a supranational perspective in step with the interdisciplinary nature defining the goals of the Literary workshop (LaborLET – Centre of Advanced Studies – Department of Humanities of the University of Trento) and taking into account the author’s critical contributions.

Requested teaching duties: The teaching activities of the contract holder have to carried out in the disciplinary sector L-FIL-LET/14 and in similar sectors and have to be available for undergraduated, graduated and doctorate of the Department of Humanities of the University of Trento.

The overall annual hours of work for research, teaching and office hours for students within the areas indicated above equal 1,500 hours per year. The teaching activities of the contract holder are defined by the Department Council when it plans the teaching program, according to the University regulations.

Foreign language required: excellent level of French (knowledge of English will be an additional asset)

Knowledge of Italian: level adequate to carry out the assigned teaching load (the researcher is required to teach in Italian)

Maximum number of publications to be presented: 12

Candidates should apply through the online procedure that the University of Trento provides.

Application must be submitted online by 4/07/2019 at 13.00 (Italian time zone: UTC/GMT +2) by following the online procedure available at: https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando-dr-valcomp/58318/valutazione-comparati... Deadline is 4/07/2019 at 13.00 (Italian time zone: UTC/GMT +2)

Source: Euraxess

Deadline: 4 July 2019 (13:00 h Central European Time, UTC+2)

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

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments - 2019/2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

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

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