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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Hemispheric American Lit. (pref. 20th/21st C.), incl. Chicano/a or Latino/a Lit.Edit

The English & Foreign Languages Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018.

The Position: We seek a faculty member working on Hemispheric American literature (20th/21st C. preferable), with demonstrated interest in Chicano/a or Latino/a literature. The successful candidate will teach courses in the English B.A. and M.A. programs, and contribute to the educational mission of the CSU system and Cal Poly Pomona as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to teach courses in Hemispheric American literature. Ability to teach courses in Chicano/a and Latino/a American literature. Ability to teach courses in literary theory. Demonstrated ability to work in queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, or critical race theory. Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field from an accredited university by no later than August 1, 2018. Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience, and the potential to build a strong record of scholarly productivity. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: We further seek candidates who demonstrate interest or ability in any of the following areas: Fluency in a language other than English, particularly Spanish; Comparative indigenous literatures; Creative Writing; Poetry and Poetics; Internship coordination.

Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; a curriculum vitae; a Student Success Statement about the candidate’s teaching, experiences, successes and challenges in working with a diverse student population (one single-spaced page); a completed application form found here: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf; a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); a writing sample of your scholarly writing; and three recent (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years) letters of reference. Please ask your letter writers to submit them via http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-hem-am-lit-letters.shtml

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 20, 2017. Early response is encouraged. To apply, please go to http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-hem-am-lit.shtml Semi-finalists will be interviewed via video conferencing.

Please address all inquiries to: Hemispheric American Literature Faculty Search Committee, c/o Dr. Liam Corley, Search Chair, English and Foreign Languages Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768. Phone: 909.869.3818 FAX: 909.869.4896 Email: wccorley@cpp.edu

The Department: The English and Foreign Languages Department serves more than 400 undergraduate majors with specialized options in Literature, English Education, Spanish, and over 80 graduate students with options in Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, and TESL. In Fall of 2018, Cal Poly Pomona will convert from a quarter calendar to semesters, with requisite changes in the curriculum, but for more information on our configuration, please visit https://www.cpp.edu/~class/english-foreign-languages/index.shtml.

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Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing and the Interdepartmental BFA Program in Comedic Arts at Emerson College invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in literature and comedic arts. The appointment begins August 24, 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate core courses in literary foundations and the Evolution of Comedy and will develop upper-level courses serving students in comedic arts and literature. In addition to teaching five courses a year, this position will require advising and mentoring students in the Comedic Arts major and, beginning in the second year, active participation on the Comedic Arts faculty steering committee. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community, working with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to research, teaching, and service.

Emerson College is committed to an active and intentional diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully committing to diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, publishers, and designers with over 80 full- and part-time faculty members, 480 undergraduate majors, and 209 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program. The BFA program in Comedic Arts, the first in the country, draws on the synergies between faculty and curriculum from literature and dramatic literature, performing arts and performance studies, media studies and production, and comedic writing to create an innovative and comprehensive program of study. With more than 80 first- and second-year majors the program is expected to grow to almost 200 majors in the next two years. This appointment serves both the Literature curriculum and the interdepartmental Comedic Arts major.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in literature, dramatic literature, or a related field with preference given to a specialization in foundational literary and dramatic texts. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and teaching experience focusing on the use and function of satire, comedy, humor, and/or the carnivalesque in literary and cultural texts. Experience teaching at the college level and evidence of scholarly activity is required. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a residential college environment is essential.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled.

LINK to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/14850

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Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern Asian, African, and/or Middle Eastern LiteraturesEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in comparative literature, with expertise in modern Asian, African, and/or Middle Eastern literatures. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester and including both required and elective courses. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our programs in literature and forging new directions in the humanities, one ready to share in advising students as well as participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the university. Preference will be given to applicants with training in comparative and/or world literary theory. We welcome as well applicants who are working in creative combinations of languages and literatures and/or film and digital media. Applicants must have received the doctorate or equivalent degree, or show clear evidence of planned receipt of the degree by the beginning of employment. Applicants must also demonstrate substantial work with original-language materials in at least three languages, including at least one Asian, African, or Middle Eastern language. Keywords: Assistant professor, faculty, tenure track, comparative literature, East Asian literatures, South Asian literatures, Southeast Asian literatures, Middle Eastern literatures, African literatures, East Asian languages, South Asian languages, Southeast Asian languages, Middle Eastern languages, African languages, film, digital media, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7769). All materials must be submitted by October 15, 2017: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching statement (approximately 500 words) 4. Research statement (approximately 500 words) 5. Dissertation Abstract and Table of Contents 6. Sample of scholarship (25 pp. writing sample) 7. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated e-mail to upload a letter of recommendation through the ARIeS portal once the candidates application has been submitted. All letters should be received no later than October 29, 2017. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Contact Information: Professor Karen Thornber, Search Committee Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Dana Palmer House, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Contact email: Melissa Carden, carden@fas.harvard.edu.

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Harvard University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture and of Comparative LiteratureEdit

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture with broad comparative interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester, including required and elective courses in Russian and comparative literature, as well as freshman seminars. We are seeking an energetic colleague who will be committed to building our programs in literature and the humanities, one ready to share in advising students as well as participating fully in the intellectual life of the university.

Candidates may specialize in any area of modern Russian literature and culture, including fiction, documentary prose, poetry, film, theory, the performing arts, and visual culture. Additional expertise in the literature, film, or visual arts of regions adjacent to Russia, particularly Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia, is welcome but by no means required, as are broader interdisciplinary interests in fields such as folklore and mythology, art history, intellectual history, women’s and gender studies, environmental humanities, and digital humanities.

Keywords: Assistant professor, faculty, tenure track, Russian, Slavic, literature, comparative literature, culture, digital humanities, environmental humanities, theory, Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, visual arts, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Qualifications: Doctorate in Russian or Comparative Literature or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Russian and fluency in English are required. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and potential for innovative research are desired.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/7719). Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2017:

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching statement (approximately 500 words)
Research statement (approximately 500 words)
Names and contact information of 4 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated e-mail to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Four letters of recommendation are preferred, but the application can be considered complete when at least three letters have been received.
Sample of scholarship (10,000 word maximum)

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Islam and the ArtsEdit

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and the Arts. The search is open to scholars focused on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners. The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1, 2018. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Art and Art History, Music, Theater and Performance Studies, or Comparative Literature. The successful candidate will be based in a humanities department but is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample or, in the case of an arts practitioner, a link to the applicant’s website. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references.

For full consideration, materials should be received by October 2, 2017. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281

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University of California, Davis (CA) - Associate or Full Professor - Global Literatures of Colonialism and ImperialismEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, effective July 1, 2018, with a specialization in comparative studies of literatures structured or informed by colonial and imperial relations in the period spanning the nineteenth century into the mid-twentieth. We encourage applications from candidates with interests in networks of exchange, colonialism, imperialism, anti-colonial and anti-imperial resistance, their corresponding literary genres, and cultural media. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field is required.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 1, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

Applications can be submitted @ https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01771

A complete application includes: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Statement of Contribution to Diversity 4. Contact information ONLY for three (3) references

The University of California at Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. It is also a smoke-free campus. UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/wl-brochure.pdf

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University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Arab Literature, Film and CultureEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017). We seek expertise in the analysis of Arabic literature, film, drama, or other cultural texts, from the modern period. Areas of interest will include postcolonial studies, gender/sexuality studies, and moving image studies. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Arab Studies, Comparative Literature, or related field and teaching experience.

Full description and application procedures are available at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

To apply, search for Job Opening ID 317477 and follow the instructions. Please attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of your scholarly research (a published article or chapter). Priority will be given to applications received by July 1, 2017. Incomplete or emailed applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - South Asian Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). We seek expertise in the analysis of South Asian literature or other cultural texts from the modern period. Areas of interest will include postcolonial, gender/sexuality, and religious studies. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in South Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, or related field and teaching experience.

Full description and application procedures are available at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

To apply, search for Job Opening ID 317494 and follow the instructions. Please attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of your scholarly research (a published article or chapter). Priority will be given to applications received by July 1, 2017. Incomplete or emailed applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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University of Toronto (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literary TheoryEdit

The Centre for Comparative Literature and the Program in Literature and Critical Theory at Victoria College invite applications for a tenure-stream position in Comparative Literary Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018.

We are looking for a candidate with strong research and teaching interests in the area of critical theory, with a focus on questions of comparativity, including the cultural dynamics of translation and representation. We require a candidate with a fluent command of critical theory in a wide range of historical periods, literatures, media, and disciplines. The successful candidate will have a significant background in literary theory and literatures from non-English language traditions, including non-Western cultures.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (strongly preferred) or a closely related discipline with demonstrated specialization in comparative literature at the time of appointment. They must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses from the introductory to the advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will teach graduate seminars at the Centre for Comparative Literature and undergraduate courses in the interdisciplinary Literature and Critical Theory Program at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.

The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publications in leading journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, strong endorsement by academic referees, and the quality of an academic writing sample.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing consisting of one essay or one chapter-length piece, a research statement, and a teaching dossier. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jill Ross, Director, Centre for Comparative Literature (jill.ross@utoronto.ca) or to the Business Officer of the Centre for Comparative Literature, Ms. Aphrodite Gardner (agardner@chass.utoronto.ca).

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Centre for Comparative Literature via email to jill.ross@utoronto.ca by October 16, 2017.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Apply at: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701184

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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