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American University of Beirut (LEB) - Assistant Professor - World Literature and Global Film and Visual Culture - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a faculty position in world literature and global film and visual culture to begin August 15, 2017.

Candidates with research interests in cross-cultural dialogues and digital practices are encouraged to apply. We particularly invite applicants with research expertise in non-Western literary and visual traditions related to South and/or East Asia, South America, Africa, and/or the MENA region. Candidates will contribute to the BA and MA degrees in literature and the minor in film and visual culture.

AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The new hire is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University.

The position is at the assistant professor level. The appointment is for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 courses a year. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017. The language of instruction is English.

To apply, send a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample, a sample syllabus, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

American University of Beirut

c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10017-2303, USA

Or

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, 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

For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by November 1, 2016.

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

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Ball State University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of Film and Global Literatures - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

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.

HigherEdJobs.com

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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

MLA JIL 09/16/16

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Duke University (NC) - Literature Program - TT Asst. Professor - Theory and Global Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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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Durham University (UK) - Lecturer (= TT Asst. Professor) - Interdisciplinary Literary StudiesEdit

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates who have research and teaching interests in interdisciplinary literary studies, in an area such as (but not restricted to) digital humanities, literature and the environment, literature and visual culture, or cross-media narrative. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent research and teaching profile, commensurate with career stage, which will complement the Department's existing strengths. He or she will be able to make a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching and to teach widely and flexibly across a range of periods and subjects. He or she may also be asked to contribute to postgraduate teaching and examining. The successful candidate will be a research leader and will be expected to contribute to one or more of Durham's interdisciplinary research groups or centres.

The appointment is the equivalent of tenure-track, i.e. potentially permanent; "lecturer" in the UK is the equivalent of "assistant professor."

The Department of English Studies is one of the leading English departments in the United Kingdom, with a lively research culture and excellent students. In 2016 it was named the best English department in the UK for the fourth successive year by the Complete University Guide (cp. the US News and World Report rankings, within the US). It is consistently ranked in the top 5 English departments in the UK in various league tables. In the 2015 NSS 96% of Durham students reported themselves satisfied with their studies.

Link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUM160/lecturer-in-interdisciplinary-literary-studies/

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Koç University (TURKEY) - Open Rank - Comparative Literature (Multiple Positions)Edit

College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Department of English Language and Comparative Literature

The Department of English Language and Comparative Literature at Koç University invites applications for one or more full-time faculty positions (open rank) in literary and cultural studies, to begin September 2017. We seek candidates with a comparatist research profile in one of the following areas:

European literature and culture, post-1800; preference will be given to candidates with

primary research expertise in German

Greater Mediterranean literature and culture, period and expertise open.

Junior appointments are at the level of assistant professor and initially for a period of three years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will have an active research agenda and a deep commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and teaching.

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is an internationally recognized, English instruction research university. The Department of English Language and Comparative Literature is expanding, and the successful candidate is expected to complement its existing strengths. More information about the University and Department is available at http://www.ku.edu.tr.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents electronically in PDF format to Ms. Zehra Tosun (ztosun@ku.edu.tr) with the subject line “ENCL position”:

Application Cover Form
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Writing sample (no more than 30 pages)
Teaching Statement
Sample course syllabi
Three letters of reference

The deadline for the application is December 18, 2016.

Questions about the position should be directed to the search coordinator, Dr. Meliz Ergin (mergin@ku.edu.tr).

LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Ko%C3%A7%20University/ENCL/8450

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Maryland Institute College of Art  - Open Rank - Full-Time Appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture - Open disciplinary approach and geographic specialization.Edit

The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2017. Appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture with an emphasis on the lived complexities of Islam. Disciplinary approach and geographic specialization are open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach all historical periods of Islamic thought and culture at the survey level in addition to upper-division offerings in their area of specialization. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department’s first-year requirement Critical Inquiry, a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response.

As the position is within a multidisciplinary department, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines, and the ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists. An interest in teaching art students, and a lively research practice to support the institution’s educational mission, is essential. The position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate social science or humanities discipline, including, but not limited to literature, history, political science, religious studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and sociology but excluding art history, in hand by August 1, 2017.The faculty position will teach 18 credits per year (3 courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts. See https://www.mica.edu/ and MICA job ad. Requirements:

PhD by August 1, 2017

Knowledge of at least one foreign language commonly spoken in the Islamic world (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto,Turkish etc.)

Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)

Ability to teach courses to a multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body

Record of research or professional engagement commensurate with experience

Candidate must successfully complete a full background check

Valued, but not required:•

3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)•

Significant research and/or field work experience in the region of focus

Applications received by December 20, 2016 will be given best consideration. No MLA interviews; interviews will take place by Skype early in the spring semester. Submit cover letter and resume to Slideroom.

Deadline: Dec. 20

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

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) - Open Rank - African LiteratureEdit

New York University seeks to appoint an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the field of African literature with expertise in postcolonial literature and theory effective September 1, 2017, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. Expertise in African diasporic literature and/or knowledge of literatures in African languages would be welcome. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2017. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education.

Candidates may include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to the building of a broadly diverse educational environment at NYU. Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, names of three referees, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged, and the committee will begin reviewing applications on October 21st.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative.

https://apply.interfolio.com/38493

MLA JIL 10/7/16

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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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New York University Shanghai (CHINA) - Faculty Position in Comparative LiteratureEdit

NYU Shanghai seeks to hire a mid-career or senior scholar in Comparative Literature whose focus is colonial and post-colonial literatures. The search is open to all geographic areas, although scholars with concentrations in areas other than China are of particular interest.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. and will have an established record of scholarship in their field. Teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential. This position is part of an initiative to create a strong program in this area through several faculty hires, with the aim of establishing research programs that relate strongly to those at other NYU campuses. The appointment could begin as soon as September 1, 2017 pending administrative and budgetary approvals.

The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU global network, engaging in both research and teaching. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to five relevant publications. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. The search will remain open until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

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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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University of Bristol (UK) - Henry Overton Wills Professor of GreekEdit

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Henry Overton Wills Professor of Greek by 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment to this Chair offers a rare opportunity for a person with vision and energy to provide academic leadership within a world-ranking Department, and to play a key role in the ongoing development of the School of Humanities, the Faculty of Arts and the University. Classics and Ancient History has been at the centre of the University of Bristol since its foundation in 1909. The Department enjoys an outstanding international reputation in research and teaching. In every national assessment of research to date it has achieved high ratings, and is known for innovative approaches to the subject as well as for engaged work on essential disciplinary skills. It enjoys extensive demand from able applicants for admission to its undergraduate programmes, and hosts a thriving postgraduate community. The Henry Overton Wills Chair of Greek has a distinguished history; previous occupants include Nicholas Hammond, Geoffrey Kirk, John Gould and Robert Fowler (all FBAs). The successful candidate will have established an international reputation in research and publication, and will show the potential to maintain and further enhance this reputation. She or he will have experience in academic leadership, and a strong understanding of the current research environments in the UK and internationally. The University welcomes applicants with specialisation in Greek language, literature, or culture, and its continued importance for the modern world. For more information on the Department of Classics and Ancient History, see http://www.bris.ac.uk/classics/ For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Vanda Zajko at v.zajko@bristol.ac.uk The selection process is provisionally scheduled to take place between late January/end of March 2017. The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

To apply, please click on the Apply button to be redirected to our website, enter the vacancy number into the job search and follow the link to the online application process.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 18th December 2016.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/44651/henry-overton-wills-professor-of-greek-/

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  • --could someone kindly post this to the other relevant pages (classics, ancient history, etc)? Comparative Literature expertise combined with Greek would be most welcome.

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.

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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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Acknowledgment received: I received an email today (11/4) saying: "Please find the applications for the Assistant Professor position. Let me know if have any questions". Did anyone else receive that? What is that supposed to mean? It was sent by Yale through interfolio and there is no contact info... [x3]

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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.

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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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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments Edit

Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor Literature and Creative Writing (18th Century Literature)Edit

The Literature and Creative Writing Department of Hamilton College invites applications to fill a 2-year term position (renewable once) in 18th-century literary and cultural studies with a comparative emphasis. We seek an innovative and dedicated teacher/scholar who can contribute in various ways to our flexible curriculum and diverse course offerings. Departmental needs and/or interests include, but are by no means limited to, the origins, legacies, and contradictions of “the Enlightenment” as a global phenomenon; literary and material culture (e.g., print culture, maps, diagrams, etc.); comparative genre studies (novel, essay, autobiography).

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is five courses per year. By November 14, 2016, please send a vita, letter of application, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (at least 10 pages) as pdf files via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/37943.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Margaret Thickstun, Chair, at mthickst@hamilton.edu. We will hold preliminary interviews by Skype during the week following the MLA convention.

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Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital HumanitiesEdit

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, beginning August 1, 2017. This position is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support our Engaging Tomorrow’s Students initiative, which aims to catalyze curricular and pedagogical reform to enhance student engagement on our campus. The successful candidate will support faculty in developing their multimodal literacies and teaching strategies that bridge the divide between conventional and digital approaches.

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities will work with faculty both individually and in groups to familiarize them with applications of the digital humanities and to develop pedagogical strategies in the classroom. Successful candidates will demonstrate strengths in the integration of digital humanities tools and methods in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. Examples may include but are not limited to experience/expertise in one or more of the following specific areas: analysis of datasets; linked data and the semantic web; network analysis; GIS; data visualization; and scholarly crowdsourcing/collaborative commentaries. Experience with the development of interdisciplinary courses tied to the humanities, as well as the teaching of digital humanities methods to colleagues, is strongly preferred. The teaching load is 2-2, possibly including a first-year writing seminar, team teaching, as well as offerings in our interdisciplinary Humanities Program.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a Humanities field by July 31, 2017. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy statement, as one PDF file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kristine Nielsen, knielse1@iwu.edu. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates who submit their complete dossiers by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence. See http://www2.iwu.edu/iwujobs/ for more information. Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly selective, small, liberal arts institution with approximately 1,800 undergraduates. It is located in central Illinois in the Bloomington-Normal twin cities of 130,000 inhabitants.

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