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Page for academic positions in Comparative Literature that start in 2016.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Jobs - PRE-MLA DeadlinesEdit

American University of Beirut (LEB) - Assistant Professor in Translation StudiesEdit

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of assistant professor in translation studies to begin August 15, 2016.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, in translation studies, comparative literature, or another field of literary study that reflects a clear focus on translation theories and practices. They must be fluent in English and Arabic, have acquired an advanced level in at least one more language, and gained experience in translation. They will contribute to the existing minor in translation (housed in the Department of English and the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages) and to the development of a new MA in translation.

AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Candidates are expected to teach on the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. The teaching load is 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus; arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o New York Office, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303 USA Or

Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

To assure full consideration, please have all application materials reach AUB by October 31, 2015.

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. AUB is an equal opportunity employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31792

MLA JIL 09/18/15

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Armstrong State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature (spec. French) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

We invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, with a secondary specialization in French, starting Fall 2016. With a strong commitment to undergraduate education, we seek faculty who can teach college-level courses in lower-level English Composition and Literature or French Language and Literature. Upper-level courses may include world literature. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary interests in comparative literature studies who can contribute to areas such as Francophone literature, Caribbean/Afro-Caribbean studies, or other transnational, diaspora, or translation studies. In addition to a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, candidates must also demonstrate promising scholarship, a willingness to provide university service, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Native or near-native fluency in English and French required. PhD in hand by August 2016. Review of applications will begin November 7th, 2015. To apply, upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation (with at least two addressing teaching) at http://jobs.armstrong.edu/postings/3834

Armstrong State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging academic excellence through diversity. Georgia is an Open Records state

MLA JIL 10/02/15

Deadline: Nov. 7

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Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Rank/Open Field - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/hon-171-human-event/. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu.

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

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Ashoka University (INDIA) - TT Faculty in Postcolonial LiteraturesEdit

Ashoka University is a private, non-profit university providing an international-quality liberal arts education in India. Our professors are both active scholars and exciting teachers; our students are bright, curious, and very smart. We currently offer a 3-year BA degree, and will also start offering MA and Ph.D programmes within three years. We are located in the Delhi National Capital Region; for more information on the University, please go to http://www.ashoka.edu.in.

We are looking to fill three positions in the English department: Film Studies, American Literature, and Postcolonial Literatures. All positions are rank open, and we will consider applications for both tenured and tenure-track posts.

For the position in Film Studies, we are looking for a scholar to cover World Cinema with a specialisation in one or more of the following fields: film theory, postcolonial film, contemporary cinema. Interest and expertise in digital media is a plus. Classes to be offered will depend on the successful candidate’s expertise, but will need to include Film Theory as well as more specialised classes on national/regional/auteur cinema.

The successful candidate in American Literature will ideally be able to cover the historical sweep of North American literature while focusing on one or more of the following areas: slave narratives, trans-Atlantic literature, literature of the Pacific Rim, African-, Asian-, and Latin-American literatures. Interest and expertise in popular culture would be a plus, but is not required. Classes to be offered will depend on the successful candidate’s expertise, but will need to include a survey course on North American Literature, as well as more specialised courses on theoretical and historical trends in American literature.

The successful candidate in Postcolonial Literatures would ideally be comfortable with a broad sweep of literatures from around the world in addition to focusing on one or more of the following areas: Translation Studies, Subcontinental literatures, African literatures, Francophone literatures. Interest and expertise in Indian vernacular literatures and popular culture is a plus. Classes to be offered will depend on the successful candidate’s expertise, but will need to include a course on Postcolonial Theories and Texts, as well as classes on Literatures in Translation.

Candidates will need to submit a cover letter CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, a writing sample, and the names of three to five referees.

Candidates will need to have their Ph.D in hand by the time of joining Ashoka.

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

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at http://ashoka.edu.in/facultypositions by October 15, 2015.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31790

MLA JIL 09/18/15

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Brown University (RI) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Arabic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University seeks a scholar of Comparative Literature and modern Arabic literature at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track). The Ph.D. must be completed by the time of employment, and native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is required. The field of specialization within the modern period is open. Candidates will outline their future research in Comparative Literature and modern Arabic literature, and they will also make suggestions for courses. Demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and teaching is esssential; an interest in translation theory and practice is also welcome. 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 November 1, 2015. Please also indicate whether you will attend the MESA convention in November 2015 and/or the MLA in January 2016.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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 November 1, 2015.

Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30218

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College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (incl. Literature) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed in a home department and AMES. AMES is a concentration within the interdisciplinary major of Global Studies, and is supported by 32 faculty affiliates from eleven departments.

We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in Middle Eastern, East Asian, and/or South Asian studies. We welcome applicants in the humanities or humanistic social sciences including, but not limited to Anthropology, Art and Art History, Cultural Studies, Government, Literature, Religious Studies, and other areas of scholarly expertise pending departmental approval. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the interdisciplinary core course in AMES as well as upper-level courses in AMES and his/her home department.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2016).

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in comparative and trans-regional scholarship and teaching, and experience mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Candidate must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 15th 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

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Columbia University (NY) - Leonard B. Kaye Chair in Hebrew and Comparative LiteratureEdit

Summary Description: The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position in Modern Hebrew and Comparative Literature, at the rank of tenured associate or full professor. The appointment will fill the Leonard B. Kaye Chair in Hebrew and Comparative Literature. The candidate is expected to have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement in the field of Modern Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and to demonstrate the capacity to contribute significantly to the larger intellectual mission and the institutional well-being of the department.

Minimum Qualifications: All candidates must have excellent scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Hebrew and Comparative Literature

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter describing research and teaching interests, and a representative sample of scholarship (Writing Sample/Publication 1) . They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system. If this in not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier service to the following address: Jessica Rechtschaffer, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, 401 Knox Hall MC 9628, 606 West 122nd St. 4th Floor, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.

After completing the "Provide References" screens, the applicant will come to the "Attach Documents" screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above. The completion of the application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

For questions about the RAPS application process, please email jr650@columbia.edu.

Apply AT: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61418

Date Review Begins: 09-15-2015

Deadline: not stated (posted 07/08/15)

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Dominican University of California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Rhet/Comp + Select Literary Fields (incl. Comparative) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Position Summary: Dominican University of California seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to lead faculty development in Rhetoric and Composition and to contribute to curriculum in Digital Humanities. A specialty in at least one of the following areas is desirable: Early Modern, Long 18th century, Comparative, or Global Anglophone Literatures. Teaching load is 4-3 and duties will include courses in composition, general education such as our First Year Experience program, and cross-disciplinary colloquia. Ph.D. and publications in the field required by time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Teach three unit courses at Undergraduate/Graduate level; Attend and contribute to faculty meetings, conference calls and other professional development activities; Participate in curriculum development for individual courses and overall program; Evaluate and grade student work and provide feedback to students; Mentor and advise students on the progress of their projects and coursework; Uphold academic performance standards and integrity; Pursue scholarship and/or creative work; Leadership in faculty development for Rhetoric and Composition.

Qualifications: PhD by time of appointment; Preference will be given to candidates with teaching expertise in Rhetoric and Composition; Ability to work cooperatively; Demonstration of interpersonal skills and collegiality; Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience with a diverse student population.

Additional Position Information: Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 15, 2015; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled Must be willing to consent to a background check.

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Over 73% of our faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field of expertise, mirroring the percentage of doctorates at research universities. Dominican has a 1:11 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 15 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures: Click the hyperlink below or cut/paste it into your browser and scroll to the bottom of the posting. Click the option, "Submit your resume/CV to this job." Click "Submit your Resume/CV to this Job" button. A cover letter is required; A Statement of Teaching Philosophy is required.

For further questions on the application process, please contact jobs@dominican.edu Link: https://dominicanuniversity.hua.hrsmartpe.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/362

For More Information Contact: Thomas Burke, Assistant Professor and Search Chair, Email: thomas.burke@dominican.edu Department of Literature & Languages, and Social & Cultural Studies, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov 15

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  • From Renaissance 2016: "1/4 by email (writing sample, recommendation letters, teaching portfolio)"

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Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Modernisms - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Duke University English Department is searching for an Assistant Professor in the field of Comparative Modernisms. The comparative focus of this hire will be on English-language literature in relation to the literature of one or more other languages and in relation to another art or medium. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. at the time of application and should have a strong record of publication and teaching. This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2016. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. The committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to: english@duke.edu. Use "Comparative Modernisms Search" as the subject line. All materials received by November 2, 2015 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6058

Deadline: Nov. 2

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Request for additional materials: request for second writing sample (11/24) request for manuscript and syllabi (12/28)

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): WebEx interview scheduled (12/3)

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  • Does anyone know if preliminary Skype interviews were actually scheduled today, 12/2? Thanks.

Duke University (NC) - TT Adv. Asst/Early Assoc. Professor of English - Long History and Theory of the Novel and Other Modern Narrative Forms - CANCELLED Edit

The Duke University English Department is searching for an advanced Assistant/ early Associate Professor who focuses on the Long History and Theory of the Novel and Other Modern Narrative Forms. Candidates’ work should be comparative and should focus in part on Anglophone texts. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. at least two years prior to applying for the position and should have a strong record of publication and teaching.

This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2016. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, at least three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no fewer than 25 pages and no more than 30 pages. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply.

The committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to: english@duke.edu. Use "Novel Search" as the subject line.

All materials received by November 2, 2015 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31789

MLA JIL 09/18/15

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Fitchburg State University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Latin American & World Literatures/English StudiesEdit

Please visit our career site to apply. Review begins immediately yet position remains open until filled.

General Statement of Duties: Full-time tenure-track position in English Studies for Latin American and World literatures. Possible sub-specialties include African-American and Post-Colonial literatures. Teaching responsibilities include sophomore-level survey courses in World literature, upper division courses and first-year writing. Ph.D. in hand and previous college teaching experience required. International applicants welcomed.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Teaching work load (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction. 2. Teach literature survey courses in World Literatures and first-year writing. 3. Provide student assistance including academic advising. 4. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment. 5. Attend university functions, including commencement; convocation; and faculty, committee and departmental meetings. 6. Participate on university committees as assigned. 7. Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs. 8. Continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community. 9. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate evening courses.

Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in English or relevant field required. 2. College teaching experience required. 3. Ability to teach undergraduate survey courses in World Literatures and first-year writing. 4. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching. 5. Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity. 6. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. 7. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Full time, Tenure Track, 9 month benefited MSCA unit position This position is contingent upon funding for academic year 2016-17 Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Contact: Human Resources Department Fitchburg State University

Phone: 978-665-3172 Fax: 978-665-3720

Online App. Form: http://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu/

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 11/17/15)

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Georgia Institute of Technology (GA) - Chair, School of Modern LanguagesEdit

The School of Modern Languages of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative Chair to lead a dynamic and innovative faculty team dedicated to redefining the study of language and culture for the 21st century.

The School is united around a vision of applied foreign language and cultural proficiency coupled with understanding of intercultural issues as crucial for careers. It draws on its unique setting as part of a premier technological university to deliver cutting-edge programs that focus on preparing students to participate in the global workforce through advanced communication skills, critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding and professional competency in nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Spanish.

Part of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, the School offers an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML), and we look forward to a chair who will lead our efforts in designing an innovative Master’s program.

Twenty-three tenure-track faculty members and thirty non-tenure-track instructors provide administrative and instructional support to a growing number of majors, dual majors, and minors. Oversight of our academic programs requires a commitment to progressive education, international programs, and multi-disciplinary collaboration in the College and the Institute. For additional information, see http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/.

The candidate must possess a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree and a scholarly record that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The individual should have demonstrated leadership, preferably in higher education; a proven aptitude for effective financial, academic, and personnel management; a keen interest in supporting faculty scholarship; a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; experience in strategic planning and fund-raising; and the ability to articulate the unit’s innovative programs within an Institute committed to expanding connections between the humanities, sciences and technology, and international education. Leaders with experience outside of academia, but knowledgeable about the academic enterprise, are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, candidates will send:

(1) a cover letter surveying their expertise for the position

(2) a curriculum vitae (including a list of five references),

(3) a concise leadership philosophy, all emailed as one single PDF,

Applications or nominations should be sent to mlchairsearch@modlangs.gatech.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Start date for the position: July 1, 2016.

LINK: http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/current-openings

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Hamilton College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparatist, spec. Medieval/Early Modern Lit. of the Middle EastEdit

The Literature and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor for a candidate who addresses medieval or early modern literature of the Middle East broadly conceived. We are particularly interested in a comparatist who can teach Arabic literature, but we are also considering other Middle Eastern/North African literatures, as well as literatures of the periphery of Europe. A PhD is required before September 1, 2016. The teaching load is 5 courses per year. The appointment begins July 1, 2016.

Before November 16, please send a vita, letter of application, and a writing sample at least 10 pages as pdf files to https://apply.interfolio.com/31522, addressed to Prof. Margaret Thickstun, chair, (mthickst@hamilton.edu). Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset.

Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received: Emailed that search is suspended 12/3

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Kansas State University (KS) - TT Assistant Professor, Anglophone and/or Comparative World Literature - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE Edit

Tenure-track position in Anglophone and/or Comparative World Literature. Ph.D. in English or related field by August 2016. Candidates should demonstrate strength in diasporic, transnational, migration, or global studies with a strong understanding of global/postcolonial literary theories. Strength in environmental discourse, translation, film, childhood studies, queer identities, or transnational feminism desirable. Digital humanities experience and innovative work across media are welcome.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses; five course per year teaching load. Opportunities to develop foundational courses in world literature, innovative interdisciplinary pedagogies, and mentor graduate students. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidence of research and publication or its potential required. Commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content required.

Information about the department and university can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/english.

Apply via Interfolio ByCommittee or send letter of application, c.v., and a list of graduate courses completed to Karin Westman, Head, English Dept., ECS Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (Letters of reference, writing samples, and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested later.) Review of applications begins October 26, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Background check required. Kansas State is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31704

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Oct. 26

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New School (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Culture and MediaEdit

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Culture and Media in the department of Culture and Media to begin Fall 2016. Candidates must have a demonstrated facility in an area of cultural and media studies, using ethnographic, textual, theoretical, and/or historical methodologies. Desired areas of study include: (1) race, ethnicity, transnationalism; (2) culture, environment, technology; (3) gender & sexuality. Located in the heart of New York City, our department is a unique interdisciplinary program, combining critical theory, cultural studies, media studies, film theory, and video production for politically engaged liberal arts students. We are looking for an emerging scholar to help us strengthen the cultural studies side of the program, with a particular focus on “media,” broadly conceived.

The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are welcome. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications: Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Comparative Literature, or any other allied discipline. Teaching experience preferred.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send, via our online application system https://careers.newschool.edu/ a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, AND a list of 3-5 references. Please do not include additional materials at this time.

https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/12274

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Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literature & Arabic LiteraturesEdit

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. Applicants’ research and teaching should move across regional boundaries to engage the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, the Maghreb, the Arab diaspora, or Arabic-related comparisons in Europe, Asia, or the Americas. We would be particularly interested in work that explores an Africa-Arabic-Mediterranean nexus. 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. The Department also offers a new Global Studies undergraduate major in which many of our faculty participate. Requirements: Ph.D. 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. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references at https://psu.jobs/job/59142 Starting date: August 2016 preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015, and continue until the search is concluded. Visit our program website at http://complit.la.psu.edu

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Contact: Bonnie Rossman bjr19@psu.edu

Website: https://psu.jobs/job/59142

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Tufts University (MA) - TT Asst Prof. - Comparative Literature & Arabic Literary, Film, and/or Visual StudiesEdit

The Arabic program and the interdepartmental program on International Literary and Visual Studies at Tufts University invite applicants for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a focus on Arabic literary, film, and/or visual studies of any period. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of excellent research and teaching in these topics, with a rigorously comparative and/or trans-regional emphasis. We are especially interested in candidates whose work engages comparatively with multiple languages and literatures, as well as candidates whose work develops connections between literary and/or cultural studies, understood broadly, and other disciplines or intellectual areas.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of thematic courses for Arabic Studies, possibly in Arabic, and for the interdepartmental program on International Literary and Visual Studies. There are rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and programs including, Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Colonialism Studies, English, Film and Media Studies, History, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Romance Languages.

This position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities at Tufts. The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period. We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements: PhD by starting date; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in relevant subjects at the university level. While this position has no language-teaching duties, a high degree of fluency in both Arabic and English is required. Fluency in a third language is a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Letter of Application, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, two writing samples, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/31867. Further materials will be requested of short-listed applicants. The review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be addressed to Professor Kamran Rastegar: kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu.

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U.S. Air Force Academy (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in American Minority LiteraturesEdit

The Department of English and Fine Arts anticipates hiring an Assistant Professor in American minority literatures (e.g. Native, Latina/o, Asian, African, and/or American ethnic) and/or modern drama beginning June 27, 2016. Diasporic/hemispheric approaches and interdisciplinary studies are especially welcome. We will privilege candidates with an excellent teaching record and an active research profile grounded in a strong theoretical framework. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses at all undergraduate levels, including first-year composition, general literature surveys, and special topics courses for English majors, and will fulfill associated duties to the department, faculty, and student body. Funding is provided for research and scholarship opportunities as available. The initial appointment will be for three years. Successive reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability.

Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education. A Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, and/or multi-cultural/ethnic studies disciplines, and/or modern drama with demonstrated expertise in the specified fields by the time of the appointment is required. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching, publications and/or presentations in area of specialization. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.

Go to http://www.usajobs.gov. Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position.

See also: https://apply.interfolio.com/31221

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University of California Berkeley (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Modern Hebrew Literature - Comparative Literature and Near Eastern StudiesEdit

Description The Departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies at U.C. Berkeley seek applications for an Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew Literature (tenure track) with an expected start date of July 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in modern Hebrew literature and culture, with additional areas of specialization in one or more of the following: Biblical or medieval Hebrew literature; Yiddish or Ladino literatures and cultures; Arabic, German, or other literatures of relevant comparative focus; critical approaches such as gender theory, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, area studies, film and media studies, or social/cultural history.

Minimum basic qualification: completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field. Additional qualification: completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start of appointment. Preferred qualifications: native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; broad competence in literary studies and in critical approaches to theoretical frameworks, demonstrated through formal study and/or publication record; proven ability to conduct research in more than one language, literature, and culture, working with texts in the original languages of the relevant literatures/cultures; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants should submit: 1) A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) a current C.V.; and 3) three letters of reference. When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees, and must then request letters through the application system. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html ) prior to submitting their letters.

Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00796

  • Applications must be received by November 2, 2015. Please direct inquiries to: clfa_apc@berkeley.edu

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University of California Berkeley (CA) - TT Open Rank - Comp Lit and Spanish & Portuguese - Modern Spanish American Literature, 19th c. to presentEdit

Description The Departments of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese at U.C. Berkeley seek applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenure track or tenured) in Modern Spanish American Literature from the 19th c. to the present, with an expected start date of July 1, 2016.

The position entails broad competence in literary studies, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record, and excellence in teaching. We welcome all critical approaches and scholarly interests as long as the work has a comparative component, and all applicants must demonstrate serious interest and ability to work in more than one language and literature. The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in Spanish American literature, with additional areas of specialization in one or more of the following: North/South or Transatlantic relations; comparative literary history and practice, with Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, or other literatures of relevant comparative focus; critical approaches such as gender theory, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, performance studies, area studies, film and media studies, or social/cultural history.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):

Applicants for an Assistant Professor position need, at a minimum, to be in the process of writing a doctoral dissertation or the equivalent at the time of application. Applicants for an Associate or Full Professor position must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Spanish Literature and Culture or a related field at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date): A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Spanish or Comparative Literature or a related field must be in hand by date of appointment for Assistant Professor applicants.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. At the Associate or Full Professor level, preference will be given to applicants with a distinguished record of research and publication; at the Assistant Professor level, preference will be given to applicants demonstrating clear evidence of scholarly potential. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish American and Comparative literature.

Assistant Professor Applicants: To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00790 and submit a cover letter (in which applicants should discuss their research and teaching interests), a c.v., and three letters of recommendation. Additional statements of research and teaching are optional.

Associate and Full Professor Applicants: To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00807 and submit a cover letter (in which applicants should discuss their research and teaching interests), a c.v., supplemental statements of research and of teaching, and the names and contact information of three references (letters will be solicited for the finalists).

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 2, 2015. Please direct inquiries to: clfa_apc@berkeley.edu

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University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Literature and ItalianEdit

The Departments of Comparative Literature and French & Italian, UC Davis, seek a scholar of superior accomplishment and/or promise to fill a tenure-track or tenured, Assistant or Associate Professor position in Comparative Literature and Italian, beginning July 1, 2016. We are seeking a literature specialist with broad comparative and interdisciplinary interests and a strong foundation in Italian language and culture. Candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, native or near-native proficiency in Italian, and demonstrated commitment to research and teaching. He or she will also need to demonstrate aptitude for and investment in departmental service. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, an optional statement of contributions to diversity, and four letters of recommendation through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00663 by November 15, 2015. The position is open until filled.

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University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Tenured or TT Professor of FrenchEdit

Field of specialization: French literature pre-1800 and/or modern French thought (i.e., French theory, broadly understood). Applicants need not combine these fields, but those who do are strongly preferred. All applicants should have a Ph.D. in French, Comparative Literature, or a related field, and have native or near-native fluency in French.

Apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03151 by December 4, 2015. Applications must include a letter, CV, writing sample, list of three references, and a separate statement that addresses how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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University of California, Irvine (CA) - Full Professor - Global Critical Theory and Comparative LiteratureEdit

The School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding individuals for a 50% tenured position (above-scale full Professor) in the field of Global Critical Theory and Comparative Literature with expertise in postcolonial studies, globalization, nationalism, and world literature. The finalist will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars and be in residence at Irvine for a minimum of two quarters per year. We especially seek individuals with profoundly interdisciplinary and philosophical backgrounds who can foreground and model significant new approaches to critical analysis from a global and multilingual perspective. UC Irvine has a long and proud reputation in the area of critical theory, and the candidate will be expected to contribute prodigiously to the further development of Critical Theory at UC Irvine. Appointment will be in the Department of Comparative Literature. Candidates must have significant publications and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Apply online at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02930

Applications must include a cover letter containing a brief teaching and research statement, a current curriculum vitae, a minimum of three letters of recommendation, a writing sample or publication, and a separate statement that addresses how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

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University of Dayton (OH) - TT Asst. Professor in Literature, Culture, and Religion Edit

Tenure-track assistant professor of English specializing in Literature, Culture, and Religion whose scholarly work emphasizes Catholic literary modernity and queer theory. We seek a scholar-teacher prepared to contribute to the on-going development and diversification of our curricula for the English major, the MA program, and the university’s Common Academic Program, within a large, diverse, and collaborative Department of English. We welcome approaches to a range of literary and cultural texts—with a particular interest in the period from Rerum Novarum (1891) to the Second Vatican Council (1965)—and with an explicit emphasis on queer theory. The University of Dayton has vibrant programs in women’s and gender studies, international studies, human rights, and sustainability, among others. Excellent teaching and publication, in addition to service and student advising, are actively supported and are required for tenure and promotion within the department.

Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester (total eighteen credit hours/year), including composition courses, general education courses for students across the university (such as “Literature of the Christian Tradition” and “Religion and Literature”), courses for undergraduate and graduate English majors in the candidate’s area of expertise; maintain a productive agenda of research and publication leading to tenure; participate in the ongoing development/revision of courses in general education and the revised English major; contribute to the Department and College through service and governance.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD in English or related field such as Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Critical Theory; evidence of a strong research agenda intersecting the fields of Catholic literary modernity and queer theory, both defined broadly; ability to develop courses in literature, theory and composition; excellent written communication skills.</p>

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in English or related field such as Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Critical Theory; research program that advances social justice or diversity issues; knowledge of Catholic and Marianist educational values; capacity to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in literature, culture and religion in line with the university’s Common Academic Program; experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; excellent oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated excellence in teaching; ability to demonstrate pedagogical innovation, including online instruction, experiential learning, and/or writing across the curriculum; ability to collaborate with others across disciplines; ability to contribute to the department, university, and profession through service, governance, and leadership.

Applicants are asked to submit the following materials for review by November 16, 2015: 1. application letter describing academic preparation, scholarly agenda, teaching philosophy and teaching interests, and how the applicant's work intersects with the distinctive mission of the University and department; 2. curriculum vitae; 3. if PhD is not completed, a brief statement from the candidate's PhD advisor indicating current state of progress towards the degree. 

Application materials must be submitted via The University of Dayton online job site.The direct link to this position is: https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/18470

Additional materials, such a writing sample, letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts may be requested directly at a later date. The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top-ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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University of Nebraska (NE) - TT Assistant Professor of English - African Poetics (2 Positions)Edit

The English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks two specialists in African Poetics, for tenure-track appointments at the assistant professor level in literary and cultural studies or creative writing. The successful candidates will become part of the department’s efforts to develop a core area of strength in African Poetics. We are especially interested in applicants who work with interdisciplinary approaches and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: creative writing grounded in African poetics; African literature; African theater; African Popular Culture; African cinema; African Art; African aesthetics; African linguistics; and African rhetorics. Additional interests in globalization studies, digital humanities, creative writing, travel literature, or black/global feminisms are highly desirable. Candidates will be asked to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise undergraduate and MA theses as well as Ph.D. dissertations, and serve on graduate student committees.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an MFA or a Ph.D. in English or a related field relevant to the study of African Poetics by August 2016, a strong publication record, and evidence of successful teaching.

Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150191 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form and apply online. Applicants should be prepared to attach a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to their online application. Please do not send paper applications. Review of applications will begin November 2nd and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For information about the application process or about the position, contact Professor Kwame Dawes, Search Committee Chair, kdawes4@unl.edu, 402-472-1812.

Link to Apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/46425

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University of New Hampshire (NH) - Assistant Professor in Humanities - Mediterranean Basin - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Tenure track assistant professorship in Humanities to begin Fall 2016. A PhD in a related Humanities discipline (including Literature) in hand by July 15, 2015 is required.

The Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies is an interdisciplinary department, and for this position, in the Humanities Program. The committee seeks scholars whose work treats the complexities of intercultural exchange, conflict, coexistence and communication in the Mediterranean Basin between 700 and 1500 CE. Applicants should have strong interests in notions of community, identity, and cultural belonging, and will collaborate in scholarship, teaching and curriculum development with others who work in different geographical, temporal or disciplinary areas. The committee is looking for candidates who focus on literature, cultural history, visual culture, performance, or philosophy, and prefer those who work at the intersection of at least two disciplinary perspectives

Applicants must submit a CV and Cover Letter (which should address how intercultural exchange in the Mediterranean Basin and interdisciplinary study inform the candidate's research program and teaching interests) online by October 30. Applicants must also have 3-4 letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Amy Boylan, Committee Chair, Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies, 316 Murkland Hall, University of New Hampshire, 15 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824. Email: amy.boylan@unh.edu.

Candidates chosen for further consideration will be notified in mid-November and asked to send a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample syllabus, and a statement providing further details of their research and teaching interests.

Full description, details and instructions for submission of materials are here: https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=169517

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University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of Literature and Language (Middle Ages or Ancient/Early World Lit)Edit

The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Literature and Language invites applications for a tenure-track position in Literature and Language to begin Fall 2016. An earned Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature is required; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2016 may be considered. Candidates with scholarship in reception history and /or literature of marginalized communities are particularly welcomed. The person selected for this position will be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester, to establish a significant record of scholarship, and to be involved in university and community service .Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNC Asheville faculty members are committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members are expected to teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to introductory (first-year) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses. In addition to teaching a wide-range of material including first-year writing, the department's early survey course, Introduction to Literature and other courses as needed, applicants for this position will teach courses in our interdisciplinary Humanities Program.

UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to lead the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses pedagogy in the context of the liberal arts, and copies of graduate transcripts. The applicant should request three letters of reference to be sent separately (or provided by Interfolio) that address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful scholarly profile. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews at the MLA Convention. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Merritt Moseley (moseley@unca.edu), Search Committee Chair.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

An earned Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature with specialization in Literature of the Middle Ages or Ancient/Early World Literature; candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2016 may be considered. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that he or she has the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; contribute to the scholarly community; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

You can apply for this position online at http://www.Click2Apply.net/3np2dwg

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Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst Professor in Comparative Literature (European Lit. - 1500-1900) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT

Effective July 1, 2016. Assistant professor (tenure track) in Comparative Literature in Wesleyan University’s College of Letters (a Department). Specialists in the comparative study of all languages, periods and genres of European literature from 1500-1900 will be considered. The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary department of European literature, history and philosophy from the classical period to the present day. Familiarity with theories of language and translation will be helpful. Team teaching of material from all three disciplines, over the period from antiquity to the present, is required, so broad literary, historical and philosophical interests are essential. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan University values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants will also be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the department and university and to strive to integrate their field across the disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in hand at time of appointment.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, (4) statement on current research, (5) statement on teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy, which includes (6) course syllabi (7) and student evaluations (please optimize size of files). As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information: Applications completed by November 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. The system will close at midnight on November 1 and will disallow uploading of application materials after that time. Interviews of semi-finalists will be conducted by Skype in December and finalists invited to campus beginning at the end of January.

Please contact Eugenia Szady (eszady@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

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Apply at: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5069

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): [see NOTES]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1

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  • Heard [friend of a friend, so, grain of salt] that Skype interview requests went out in early December. [posted 1/4/16]

Yale-NUS College (SGP) - TT Position in Literature - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in literature whose training focuses on comparative and cross-cultural approaches.

Areas of specialization and periods are open, but we particularly seek candidates whose work engages in some way with the Americas/Caribbean, East Asia (excluding China), Southeast Asia, or sub-Saharan Africa. (Current faculty specialties can be seen here: http://faculty.yale-nus.edu.sg/.)

Applicants should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring and to the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum (http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). The successful candidate will participate in Common Curriculum team teaching, offer upper-level electives in her/his area of specialization, and provide senior capstone advising in the Literature major. An ongoing research program that incorporates undergraduates would be highly desirable.

Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through various grants, research, and travel allowances.

To apply, please submit the following materials for full consideration: CV; statements on research, teaching and contribution to curriculum; and three letters of reference via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2015, in anticipation of the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, and continues through January 2016.

Inquiries should be made to the Search Committee Chair, Rajeev Patke, Director of the Humanities Division and Professor of Humanities, Yale-NUS College, yale- nus.college@yale.edu. For additional information about Yale-NUS College and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, and to apply, we invite you to our web site at: http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/.

The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Deadline: Dec. 4

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Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in the Literature of the Long 18th c. (1660-1830)Edit

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in the literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1830), beginning Fall 2016. This appointment will be split between the Department of English and the program in Comparative Literature and Culture, and preference will be given to candidates with comparative research topics. The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer, will actively pursue his or her own research interests and teach one course per semester. The Fellow will receive a 2016-2017 salary of $57,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 2016. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following fields: the history and theory of the novel, the literature of migration, transatlantic narrative, the literature of revolution, critical race theory, women’s and gender studies, and/or travel writing.

We ask for a letter of interest, CV, brief description of research project, and three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Susan Lanser, Search Committee Chair, via the Interfolio link above. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Applications must be received by December 1, 2015.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32722

MLA JIL 10/23/15

Deadline: Dec. 1

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Cooper Union (NY) - Post-doctoral fellowship in Comparative Literature -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE Posted On: November 15, 2015

Hours: Part Time

Description: The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Cooper Union invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Comparative Literature specializing or with a strong interest in African or Latin American literatures. The Fellowship, which runs from September 2016 through May 2018, is open to candidates who have been awarded the Ph.D. after September 1, 2011.

The Cooper Union is a predominantly undergraduate institution offering baccalaureate degrees in Art, Architecture, and Engineering.

The Fellowship requires teaching three courses, two in the interdisciplinary core curriculum in humanities and social sciences required of all students and an elective in the Fellow's area of interest in the spring.

Compensation is $45,000 plus benefits.

The Fellow is expected to participate in the work of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and of the Cooper Union as a whole, including meetings and the further development and diversification of our curriculum. We are especially seeking a colleague committed to both undergraduate teaching and scholarly research.

Applications should include a c.v.; a cover letter describing the candidate's teaching experience, research interests, and current research project; and three letters of recommendation.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the SlideRoom portal: https://hssfacultysearch.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/29030

All applications must be submitted by January 7, 2016.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from under-represented populations are encouraged to apply.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Applications may also be emailed to Human Resources at: hr@cooper.edu

Attention: Prof. Brian Swann, Chair, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Literature Search Committee

MLA JIL 11/27/15

Deadline: Jan. 7

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Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • anybody know what happened with this one?
  • -Pretty sure an offer was made and accepted, heard something about it at the ACLA in March...

Cornell University (NY) - Stanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative LiteratureEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/33232

The Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University invites applications for a Stanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship. Desirable areas of research specialization include Literary Theory, Global Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Science and Literature, and theory from the Global South, but we will consider outstanding applicants in all fields of Comparative Literature. The term of the fellowship is two years, with the appointment beginning in August of 2016. Fellows will teach three courses during the term of their appointment, one each semester for three semesters with a fourth semester free of teaching obligations. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the term of the appointment and to take an active role in the intellectual life of their home department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the university. Fellows will be provided with an annual stipend of $55,000, full benefits, and a research account of $6,000. Eligibility is limited to candidates whose PhD was conferred in 2014 or 2015 or will be conferred by August 1, 2016.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6783

MLA JIL 11/27/15

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview): 4/5

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  • anybody know anything about timeline on this one?
  • Any movement yet? People applying for the History Stanford H. Taylor have reported rejection letters. (4/4)
  • email rejection 4/5

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16Edit

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