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Barnard College (NY) - Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation StudiesEdit

The Program in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies invites applications for the position of Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies to begin July 2018. The successful candidate will assume the Directorship of the program for an initial 3 year term on a rotating basis, teach two courses per semester, and engage in service to the College, University and the profession.

Applicants must have a Ph.D in comparative literature or a discipline relevant to the position, a strong record of scholarly activity, substantial teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a record of service to the profession. Desirable areas of specialization include: translation studies, literary theory, literary modernities, world literature. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose scholarly interests include East-West literary relations.

Please submit a CV, a cover letter that addresses teaching and research, and the names and contact information of three senior academics that can serve as referees to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/3126.

Deadline for applications is November 5th.

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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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Duke University (NC) - - Adv. Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Arabic Culture (incl. Comp. Lit.)Edit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a position in Arabic culture at the level of assistant or early associate professor. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern or Near Eastern Studies, or related fields such as Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Religion, whose research and teaching engages literature, visual media, popular culture, etc. Time period expertise is open, with a preference for the modern period. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding scholarship on the cultures of the Arab Middle East and North Africa, contextualize these within current theoretical frameworks (postcolonialism, gender and sexuality, human-rights, etc.), and have a proven record of teaching excellence. Native command of Arabic and English required. Competence in a second Middle Eastern language (Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, etc.) is welcomed but not required. The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with other units within the department (i.e. Hebrew, Turkish, Hindi) and appropriate interdisciplinary programs across the university, including Duke Middle Eastern Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Program in Arts of the Moving Image, and others.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a sample of scholarly writing (published or in-press) no longer than 9000 words, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo).

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017. For further information, visit http://asianmideast.duke.edu/. For any questions, please email amesdept@duke.edu.

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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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Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) - TT Faculty - World LiteratureEdit

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the English and Communication Studies Department, School of Liberal Arts.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The School of Liberal Arts provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to seven academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.

The English and Communication Studies Department prepares students to be reflective, creative, critical, and engaged citizens of the world through the study of literature, writing, and communication. Our wide-ranging curriculum provides students with the tools to navigate their environment, to stimulate the imagination, and to communicate across boundaries and borders as they begin to enter the marketplace.

Job Description: Please note that the College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The English and Communication Studies Department seeks a specialist in world literature with a regional specialization including, but not limited to, African, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Oceanic, or South/South East Asian literary traditions. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute leadership and vision to the department's literature program, to provide intellectual and pedagogical innovation for world literature courses, to serve as a mentor to current and new literature faculty, and to develop interdisciplinary college-wide programming in global and area studies. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other Liberal Arts departments and have a commitment to working with culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse students in an institution with strong emphasis on globalism and experiential learning.

At hire, the successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses in the English and Communication Studies Department, including introductory literature and composition, and to develop new curriculum in the candidate's area of specialization. Additionally, the candidate will engage in academic service and conduct research in their area of expertise.

Requirements: Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:

Globalism: Possess expertise in helping students discover how specific works of literature can challenge or solidify accepted norms and uncover moments of cultural evolution and revolution. Demonstrate ability to help students delve into human experience by examining key works of literature from diverse historical, aesthetic, and cultural perspectives while also encouraging them to challenge essentializing tendencies and debates that might circulate and solidify around the reception of these works. Demonstrate ability to create a dynamic classroom where students can effectively communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries and balance differing worldviews based upon a deep knowledge and awareness of other people, countries, cultures, and beliefs through the study of literature. Strengthen curricular offerings in literature as well as introduce students to new canons from global literary traditions based upon the candidate's areas of expertise.

Instructional Design: Demonstrate ability to adapt course materials to adjust to new innovations within and outside of the discipline. Demonstrate instructional variety and flexibility to accommodate students of different learning styles, abilities, demographics, or diversity. Demonstrate experience in creating curriculum and classroom environments that will reinforce and further develop advanced skills in critical reading, thinking, presenting, and writing.

Learning Enrichment: Demonstrate innovative and creative pedagogical approaches into the classroom and exhibit a love of learning that is communicated effectively to students. Possess a passion for expanding students' horizons, curiosities and imagination through literary exemplars and wide-ranging curricular innovations that fall outside the Western literary tradition. Demonstrate experience in guiding students to hone lateral thinking skills and to engage in critical analysis as they dissect a work's themes, authorial and stylistic choices, historical context and cultural significance through careful literary analysis. Demonstrate the vision to deliver and advance the mission of the English and Communication Studies Department and the School of Liberal Arts: to develop reflective, critical and engaged citizens of the world.

Professionalism: Maintain active participation in professional practices and scholarship, and a willingness to mentor faculty both within the School of Liberal Arts and across the College. Demonstrate expertise in current critical, theoretical, and pedagogical trends and practices in the field. Demonstrate ability to represent FIT with innovative scholarship presented at local, regional, national, and international professional organizations and through peer-reviewed publications. Demonstrate ability to support FIT's goals and mission of promoting issues of sustainability, pluralism, and diversity through literary studies.

Technology: Demonstrate ability to utilize innovative instructional technology and to select the most appropriate technologies to enhance student-learning outcomes. Possess expertise in utilizing social and emerging media to create engaging and evolving methods of instruction and student-centered interaction. Candidates will have a PhD in English, Literature, or Comparative Literature with a regional specialization including, but not limited to African, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Oceanic, or South/South East Asian literary traditions by the date of appointment (August 20, 2018). Candidates should also exhibit a record of academic research and publication, professional activities, successful college-level teaching, and familiarity with both online and hybrid learning.

Applicants with research and teaching expertise in a broad range of non-Western literary traditions with a comparative, transnational, interdisciplinary, and/or Postcolonial studies approach, in addition to literary subfields that might include classics, critical theory, diasporic studies, ecocriticism, gender and sexuality studies, and theatre and performance studies. Experience with interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to teaching literature and the digital humanities is especially welcome.

Additional Information: This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2018. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.

Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position.

Application Instructions: Online applications are strongly encouraged. Please note applications without all application materials will not be considered.

For consideration, please provide: Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position; Curriculum Vitae/Resume; A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information; Evidence of teaching effectiveness; Statement of teaching philosophy; and Sample publication/writing sample.

To apply online, please go to: https://fitnyc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=EC4CACE8BFACA3E8D1316CE39B945AE9?JOBID=87689

Please note due that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at http://www.fitnyc.edu.

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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
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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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Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Philosophical Approaches to the HumanitiesEdit

The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature (the Humanities Center) at Johns Hopkins seeks to make a senior appointment (Associate or Full Professor) in philosophical approaches to the humanities to contribute to and complement its strength in philosophy and literature. The faculty member will be appointed to the James R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities.

The Department is conducting a broad and inclusive search committed to hiring a candidate who, through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The Deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. The application process will be through Interfolio. http://apply.interfolio.com/45854

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

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New College of Florida (FL) -  TT Asst. Professor of English/Comparative Literature (Postcolonial, Transatlantic, or Diasporic Anglophone Literatures)Edit

We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English or related area, specializing in postcolonial, transatlantic, or diasporic anglophone literatures. Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or closely related field with degree completed at time of appointment is expected. New College is undergoing an exciting period of growth across the college over the next 3 years; this position is one of 15 authorized under the first year of this plan and the successful applicant will be part of a significant incoming cohort across the curriculum. https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/). Period, genre, and geographic area of specialization are open; a focus on African and African diasporic and/or Afro-Caribbean/ Afro-Caribbean diasporic literature, literature and culture of the Indian subcontinent, circum-Atlantic literatures, and/or commonwealth literatures is of particular interest. Ability to teach across period, including prior to the nineteenth-century is desirable. Interest in and teaching competence in indigenous studies, ecocriticism, migration, hybrid language writing, or postcolonial/decolonial writing and theory welcomed. New College faculty collaborate with colleagues across the college’s liberal arts curriculum; joint-appointment possible as appropriate.

About New College: Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research/creative work has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. (http://www.ncf.edu).

Teaching and Scholarship Expectations: New College seeks teacher-scholars who will contribute to its liberal arts mission. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate examination committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of scholarly research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Diversity Statement: New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Application: Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment . Please send the following documents in .docx or .pdf format to GlobalEnglish@ncf.edu: a letter of application, a current CV, and unofficial graduate transcripts. In addition, provide 1) a statement about teaching philosophy; 2) a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; 3) A writing sample (published or unpublished); 4) and three brief course descriptions (300-500 words), one directed to students in their first or second year new to the field, and two topical courses related to the candidate’s expertise for advancing students. (New College faculty design their own class content and syllabi in consultation with colleagues rather than teaching courses from a general catalog.)

Applicants should send the names and contact information for three references. Deadline: We will begin reviewing files 30 October, and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process are invited to notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.

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Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - TT Asst. Prof - Asian Literature and CultureEdit

The School of Humanities (SoH) at NTU Singapore pursues discplinary excellence and promotes interdiciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with the up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking competence, research expertise, and communications skills that will enable them to realise their potential and aspirations to make lasting contributions to Singapore and further afield.

The School of Humanities seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Asian Literature and Culture. Candiates specializing in any area of expertise (including any literary genre, theatre, performance, cinema, or some combination of the above) will be considered. Related areas, such as Asian-Australian literature or British-Asian writing, are also welcome as secondary fields.

Canidates should possess a PhD in the relevant area of specialisation and demonstrate a strong track record in or potential for research as well as a commitment to teaching and administrative service. Selection will be based on evidence of potential for high-quality research and effective teaching. The usual workload includes teaching two courses per semester, conducting scholarly research and contributing to university services.

The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emolumnets and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions of Service for academic appointments.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2018.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx) and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and conduct details of at least three referees] to:

The Search Committee, Attention: Associate Professor Tamara Wagner, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332
Email: english-search@ntu.edu.sg

Applications sent via email should include a reference to "Assistant Professor (Asian Literature) in the subject line.

Deadline: Oct. 25 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Rutgers University-Newark (NJ) - Cluster Hire: Study of Islam, Middle East, Islamic HumanitiesEdit

Committed to building a cluster of faculty who study Islam, the Middle East, and Islamic Humanities covering a broad temporal and geographical range, Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) invites applications from scholars in these areas. In particular, we are looking for persons in the following fields: 1. Quran and Hadith. 2. Arabic Literature. 3. African cinema/media, intellectual and material cultures of centers of exchange in western Africa or the Swahili coast. 4. Islam and the African diaspora. 5 Art and architecture from the Islamic world.

While appointments, which will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, will be made into the appropriate department, which may include Arts, Culture and Media, African-American and African Studies, and English, among others, we are seeking candidates who have a dynamic and interdisciplinary conception of the humanities. We also welcome candidates with a particular interest in philosophy, intellectual history, aesthetics, and critical theory as these fields pertain to the study of Islam.

Responsibilities: Candidates must be able to teach both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in their fields. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching both within the department and across the RU-N. Candidates must be dedicated to providing quality instruction; able to contribute to the cluster’s multidisciplinary focus; and undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University.

Requirements: Candidates must have: a Ph.D. by the time of appointment; relevant teaching experience; a record of scholarly work and a clear research agenda, demonstrating the ability to build a body of recognized work suitable for tenure at a research university.

You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/52960

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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 British Columbia (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian LiteraturesEdit

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia - Vancouver seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian Literatures.

We invite applications from specialists working on transnational Asian literatures and cultures. Possible areas of interest include Transpacific and Pacific studies, Global Asian and Asian diasporic literatures, postcolonial writing, or Asian and South Asian Canadian literature. We welcome transnational and comparative perspectives, historical range, the blending of creative and critical modes, and community engagement.

The Department of English is actively renewing its curriculum, aiming both to showcase its traditional strengths, and to enhance research and teaching in new and emerging areas. Current and planned courses that are potentially relevant to this position include Global South Connections; World Literature and Social Movements; Migrations and Transnational Networks; Early Canadian Literature; Asian Canadian and/or Asian Transnational Literature; Canadian Literature; and Indigenous Literature. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27030 by October 15, 2017 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to: english.recruitment@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin soon after October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position start date: July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: http://www.english.ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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 Minnesota-Twin Cities (MN) - TT Assistant Professor - Comparative Literature with a focus on West African and/or Sub-Saharan African Literatures and CulturesEdit

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning Fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018).

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.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date (August 27, 2018). Specialization in Comparative Literature or related discipline, with a focus on West African and/or Sub-Saharan African literatures and cultures. Knowledge of the history and theory of Comparative Literature and its relation to the history of colonialism is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Fluency in one or more modern European languages as well as one or more modern non-European languages. Scholars whose teaching and research span literature and film/media and/or literature and music/sound are also welcome to apply.

To apply, visit: https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=319357&PostingSeq=1

  • Preference will be given to completed applications received by November 1, 2017 but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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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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Yale University (CT) - Professor of South Asian Literature and CultureEdit

Yale University’s Department of Comparative Literature, along with the South Asian Studies Council at Yale, seeks to fill a tenured position in South Asian Literature and Culture. The primary departmental affiliation will be with Comparative Literature. Candidates should be well-grounded in traditional and modern critical approaches to the study of literature, including the ability to situate South Asian literature and its history within broader cultural and comparative contexts.

Candidates should have an outstanding record of excellence in publication and teaching, the latter at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications, with current vitae, should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45753

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2017

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.

MLA JIL 10/6/17

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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

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