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Page for academic positions in Comparative Literature that start in 2017.

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See also: English Literature 2016-2017 and Theory 2017

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Ball State University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of Film and Global LiteraturesEdit

Ball State University’s Department of English is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Film and Global Literatures.

Major responsibilities: Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization; teaching a wide range of courses in English as appropriate to the candidate’s expertise; ongoing scholarly publication; service as appropriate. Keep abreast of relevant scholarly developments and incorporate them into teaching; engage in scholarly research, professional development in area(s) of specialization sufficient to attain and maintain Graduate Faculty status.

Minimum qualifications: Completion of PhD in English or related discipline from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2017, with specialization in Film and Global Literatures, record of effective teaching at the college level, and a record of quality publications and/or presentations in the primary area of specialization.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the following: digital humanities; global and/or transnational literary studies; ecocriticism; U.S. ethnic literatures; experience with interdisciplinary and/or innovative approaches to teaching literature is especially welcome.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract or book prospectus, and copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). We prefer to receive materials electronically at engsearch@bsu.edu. You may also send materials via regular mail to:

Literature Search Committee
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0460
Fax: 765-285-3765

Please identify that you are applying for the Global Literature Position. All materials must be received by October 31, 2016; video interviews will be scheduled in December, 2016.

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Clemson University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Media and Cultural Studies (incl. Comparative Lit.)Edit

The Department of English at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Media and Cultural Studies to begin Fall 2017. We are interested in comparative approaches to Literary, Media, and Cultural Studies. Scholars with interests in ethnicity and critical race theory are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of English offers BA concentrations in Literature and in Writing and Publication Studies, MAs in English and in Professional Communication, and participates in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design doctoral program.

Candidates must have a PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Film and Media Studies or related field by August 1, 2017. Please send a letter of application and a CV through Interfolio. Address questions to Professor Lee Morrissey, Chair (lmorris@clemson.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2016, and continue until the position has been filled.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/37652

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Duke University (NC) - Literature Program - TT Asst. Professor - Theory and Global CultureEdit

The Program in Literature at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Theory and Global Culture. We seek scholars who are committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching, and rigorously engaged with the objects, methods, and analytic priorities of the humanities in a global frame. We welcome candidates from any discipline in the humanities. PhD must be complete by the time the position begins on August 1, 2017. Please submit a CV, letter of application, three reference letters and a writing sample (no more than 25 pages) to The Program in Literature Search Committee. Applications received by October 10, 2016 will be given full consideration.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Duke/Literature%20Program/7340

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Assistant Professor in Contemporary Fiction, Film, and Media (Global Anglophone Fiction / Comparative)Edit

MIT’s Literature Faculty is seeking to hire an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor in Contemporary Fiction, Film, and Media. Emphasis on global Anglophone fiction, with comparative work across national cultures encouraged. In addition to application letter and CV, applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation testifying to excellence in research and teaching to be sent by the application deadline. A successful candidate will have the PhD in hand by start date. Candidates should demonstrate a record of significant scholarly research and effective teaching.

The position involves 1) conducting significant scholarship likely to have a major impact on its field; 2) teaching undergraduate courses at Introductory, Intermediate, and Seminar tiers; 3) committee memberships and other forms of service to the Literature Faculty, the discipline, and the broader MIT community. MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application letter, c.v., and letters of reference are due October 15, 2016. They should be submitted electronically to the MIT Literature Faculty via academicjobsonline.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/MIT/Literature/7855

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New York University (NY) - Gallatin School of Individualized Study - TT Assistant Professor in Postcolonial African Literature and Cultural Production (Sub-Saharan Africa and/or North Africa)Edit

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Postcolonial African Literature and Cultural Production with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and/or North Africa, to begin September 1, 2017. We seek applications from scholars in humanities disciplines including Literature, Film and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Art History, and History who reach across disciplinary boundaries in research and teaching. Areas of research interest could include: gender and sexuality; race, religion and ethnicity; postcoloniality; oral history; globalization and migration; popular culture; intellectual history; and aesthetics. The successful candidate will be expected to provide significant intellectual leadership, through a demonstrated commitment to research, teaching and advising.

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 200 Masters students that is a part of New York University. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing.

All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/37903

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a writing sample of 10-20 pages, a brief description of three dream courses, and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Gallatin Human Resources at gallatin.hr@nyu.edu.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Penn State University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and ChineseEdit

The Departments of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at Penn State invite applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Chinese literature and culture. We would be particularly interested in work that combines a strong grounding in modern Chinese literature with additional expertise in fields such as early modern Chinese literature (Ming-Qing), visual and digital culture, performance and theater, Chinese diasporic and Sinophone literatures; or with comparative literary perspectives on Southeast Asia, South Asia, Northeast Asia, or Central Asia. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (PhD, MA, and BA) and Asian Studies (dual-title PhD and majors and minors in Chinese, Asian Studies, and Japanese). Requirements: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field; native or near-native ability in Chinese and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. Starting date: August 2017 preferred. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references at https://psu.jobs/job/65648. Visit our program websites at http://complit.la.psu.edu and http://asian.la.psu.edu/.

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Pitzer College (CA) - TT Postcolonial and/or World Anglophone LiteraturesEdit

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017 in Postcolonial and/or World Anglophone Literatures. Also desirable are secondary research and teaching interests in Indian Ocean literatures including East African, South/South-East Asian, and Middle Eastern diasporic literatures, theatre and performance studies, and critical theory. The hired candidate will teach 5 courses annually. A Ph.D. in English or comparable field, by time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda and a deep commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and teaching.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinarperspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

Deadline: October 28, 2016 or until the position is filled.

To Apply: For further details and application instructions, please visit the Pitzer College job portal at https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/824.

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Rhodes College (TN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Global Early Modern)Edit

The English Department at Rhodes College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English (Tenure Track). We seek a scholar of non-Shakespearean early modern literature, with a particular focus on global and transnational approaches to the era. We would welcome additional interest in digital humanities, film studies, gender and sexuality studies, or race and ethnic studies. The 3/2 course load includes introductory through advanced offerings within the department, as well as first-year writing seminars and other general education courses.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (in English or Comparative Literature) in hand or expected by August 1, 2017. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, as well as a strong record of and potential for continued scholarly publication.

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-30 pages), two syllabuses, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, creative activity/scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. http://www.rhodes.edu/content/our-city.

For further information, please contact Scott Newstok, Search Committee Chair at newstoks@rhodes.edu.

Required Education: Ph.D. (in English or Comparative Literature) in hand or expected by August 1, 2017.

LINK: https://jobs.rhodes.edu/postings/1865

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SUNY College at Old Westbury (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of English - World Literature (Spring 2017)Edit

SUNY College at Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.

SUNY College at Old Westbury is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of English, with a World Literature specialization, to commence Spring 2017. The successful candidate will demonstrate strength in World Literature with a specialty in one or more of the following areas: Literatures of Africa or Literatures of South Asia, including their diasporas. Additional teaching in Multiethnic Literature of the US and Britain, European Literature, Composition, and/or graduate Master of Arts in Teaching program. Must be student centered with strong service orientation. Teaching load is three courses per semester and will include intermediate and upper level literature courses and English Composition with opportunities to teach graduate level literature courses. Professional responsibilities include consistently good teaching, scholarly activities (especially peer-reviewed publications), student advisement, and college and departmental service.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in English with a focus on the study of World Literature required at time of application. Some college teaching experience required. Preferred Qualifications: Some experience teaching English Composition and courses in World Literature.

A cover letter with curriculum vitae, summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference should be submitted online at: http://www.oldwestbury.edu/interviewexchange

Only applications submitted online will be considered. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 1, 2016

LINK to Apply: http://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=72854

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Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Letters (Aesthetics; Continental Philosophy - 17-19th c.; Contemporary Theory)Edit

Area of specialization: aesthetics; continental philosophy

Area of competence: history of philosophy (17th-19th centuries); philosophy of art; philosophy of history; familiarity with contemporary theory

Wesleyan University’s College of Letters invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Letters beginning July 1, 2017. The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary major in predominantly European literature, history, and philosophy. Team teaching of material from all three disciplines over the period from antiquity to the present is required. Broad literary and historical interests are thus essential. Expertise in a foreign language of European origin is required. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

We seek a scholar specializing in aesthetics in the continental tradition of philosophy and who can also teach the history of philosophy from the 17th-19th centuries. The candidate should show interest in bridging the conceptual and the concrete through familiarity with actual objects of aesthetic experience. Candidates must be committed to contributing to the design and teaching of an interdisciplinary curriculum in the humanities. A Ph.D. in Philosophy or relevant field that is complete or very near completion is expected by the time of appointment.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5624. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation, a thesis abstract, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a chapter-length writing sample. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5624.

Applications received by November 18, 2016 are assured full consideration. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu.

MLA JIL 09/16/16

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Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Antiquity-1900Edit

The Department of Comparative Literature intends to make a tenure track appointment beginning July 1, 2017. We look for broad-ranging comparatists who work and teach in more than one literary tradition, in any genre (poetry, drama, narrative) and period from antiquity up until 1900. Some welcome fields: non-European literatures; French literature; 18th-19th century European literature; literary theory. Ph.D. or equivalent degree by July 1, 2017 preferred.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty, and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Contact name and information for the position: To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a brief dissertation abstract, three letters of reference, and a writing sample prepared for anonymous reading (25 pages max) by November 1, 2016.

http://apply.interfolio.com/37485

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Yale University (CT) - Tenured Professor of Comparative Literature - Open FieldEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature intends to make a tenured appointment, beginning July 1, 2017. Field open, but record of innovative thinking, writing, and teaching essential.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty, and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Information for the position: To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, a c.v., and three letters of reference by November 1, 2016.

http://apply.interfolio.com/37479

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Yonsei University, Korea - TT Assistant Professor of pre-1800 European LiteratureEdit

The Underwood International College (UIC) of Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in pre-1800 European literature at the international campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any European national literary tradition and genre. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. by August 1, 2017 and have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. The starting date is either March 1 or September 1, 2017. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, subsidized housing up to six years, and a generous relocation and start-up package.

Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly competitive undergraduate program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university, and combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body represents over 70 different countries. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens.

Interested applicants should submit a short letter of application, dissertation abstract, and C.V. at http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr/professorship/application.asp before October 31, 2016. Short-listed candidates will then be asked to email 3 letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and sample syllabi to uic_faculty@yonsei.ac.kr. Interviews will be held over Skype. For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Jen Hui Bon Hoa (jhbh@yonsei.ac.kr).

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website at http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr.

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