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American University of Beirut (LEB) - Faculty Position in World/Comparative Literature (incl. Post-Colonial)Edit

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time faculty position in World/Comparative Literature, with a possible sub-specialty in Post-Colonial Studies, to begin August 15, 2019. The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor).

The field and period of specialization are open, but the primary concentration should be outside Arabic literatures. The successful candidate will be expected to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area(s) of expertise, and to contribute to curriculum development in the department’s Literature programs, which include minors in Translation Studies and Women and Gender Studies.

Applicants should have a PhD in literature upon appointment. Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample (between 15 and 20 pages), and a sample syllabus. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

Applications received by November 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. The search will remain open until a decision has been made.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/55644

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Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Modernist LiteratureEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in global modernist literature at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2019. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: comparative modernisms; media studies; disability studies; postcolonial or decolonial approaches; race and ethnicity studies; eco-criticism; gender and sexuality studies; digital humanities; and trans-oceanic or hemispheric studies. Given Amherst's commitment to fostering an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational environment, our expectation is that the successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. With that in mind, we ask that candidates for this position, in addition to describing their scholarly growth and accomplishment, also take the application letter as an opportunity to speak briefly to teaching and the cultivation of classroom environments.

An application letter, c.v., short writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/54622. Applications received by November 2, 2018, will receive full consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates in the Five-College consortium with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. Learn more about the English department at http://www.amherst.edu/~english.

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Ashoka University (INDIA) - TT Open Rank English Faculty (fields incl. Translation Studies)Edit

We are looking for active scholars and committed teachers at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, who are engaged with one or more of the following fields:

1. Translation Studies 2. Digital Humanities 3. Literary Theory 4. Medieval/Early Modern literatures 5. Poetry and Poetics 6. Dalit Studies

Applications are welcomed from people working both in and out of the Anglophone world. Candidates should ideally be conversant with a broad sweep of literatures and theories. Classes to be offered include undergraduate gateway courses as well as upper-level and graduate seminars in individual areas of expertise. An active research profile in areas compatible with those listed above, as well as teaching experience pointing to a vibrant and dialogic classroom pedagogy will be welcome.

In addition to a popular undergraduate programme, we also have a growing graduate profile with the PhD in English already underway, and the Master’s programme starting in 2019. Ashoka University is an equal opportunity employer, and will offer competitive compensation packages.

Applicants should have the PhD in hand at the time of joining Ashoka. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of reference.

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

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at http://ashoka.edu.in/facultypositions by December 1, 2018.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

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Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literature and Modern Japanese or Chinese LiteratureEdit

The department of comparative literature at Brown university seeks a scholar of comparative literature and modern Japanese or Chinese literature at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track). Ph.D. must be completed by the time of employment or firmly expected. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese or Chinese, and English, is required. The field of specialization within the modern period is open. Candidates in their application should outline their current and future research in comparative literature and modern Japanese or Chinese literature, and make suggestions for courses at introductory and advanced levels. Demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and teaching is essential. Please submit complete dossier, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation, online at the link above by November 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin then; however, applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Please also indicate whether you will attend the MLA in January 2019. Brown university is an AA/EEO employer.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/51679

MLA JIL 9/14/18

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California State University, Channel Islands (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Anglophone/British and European LiteratureEdit

The English Program at CI seeks an Assistant Professor with expertise in Anglophone, British, and European literatures to teach core courses in British and European Literature and to provide the necessary foundation for majors who plan to teach high school. Applicants should show a range of expertise that might include British and/or transatlantic and postcolonial literatures, literatures from elsewhere on the European continent, and multi-lingual or translation projects. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches and community engagement in teaching and scholarship. Candidates must show evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and curriculum. Typical responsibilities include: consult with students on their Capstone projects; develop or revise curriculum to align with the vision of the program and the candidate's strengths; develop relationships with community colleges to align curriculum and promote articulation; and maintain a commitment to a rigorous research agenda. For more information and to apply online please visit our website at: http://www.csucifacultyjobs.com. Application review begins on September 24, 2018.

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Johns Hopkins University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Thought and LiteratureEdit

The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University searches for a tenure-track assistant professor, with an anticipated start date on July 1, 2019. We are looking to hire a promising scholar and teacher with a focus at the intersection of comparative literature, philosophy, and aesthetics in Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, or East Asia after 1750.

Qualifications: We are particularly interested in someone able to expand our comparative profile and offerings on modernisms and modernities in literature and philosophy beyond Europe and the Americas. The most suitable candidates will have training in more than one linguistic tradition and ideally engage in the comparative study of one or more traditions to European or American thought and literature. The Department is committed to conducting a broad and inclusive search for a candidate who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/52542. Review of materials will begin on October 1, 2018, with a final deadline for applications on November 15, 2018.

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Oberlin College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literature and Jewish StudiesEdit

The Program in Comparative Literature (CMPL) and the Program in Jewish Studies (JWST) in the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position in the intersecting curricular areas of Comparative Literature (.5 FTE) and Jewish Studies (.5 FTE). Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years beginning fall semester 2019, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load of 4.5 courses per year in the area of Jewish literatures. In addition to literature in Hebrew and Yiddish, this includes literary sub-traditions in Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and other languages. It is expected that most or all of the incumbent’s literature courses will be cross-listed between JWST and CMPL. This is an equal joint appointment in CMPL and JWST so the incumbent will teach core courses for these interdisciplinary programs as well as intermediate and advanced topics in their subfields. Once every two to three semesters, the incumbent will teach Introduction to Jewish Studies and Introduction to Comparative Literature, which has units in Literary Theory, World Literature, Translation, and Literature and the Other Arts.

The incumbent will also engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

The successful incumbent will have a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, in hand or expected by the first semester of academic year 2019, with a research specialty in Jewish literatures. Preference will be given for candidates whose languages include those taught at Oberlin College. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will comprise: 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) An unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three recommenders. By providing Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Review of applications will begin on November 10, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates selected for MLA interviews will be notified in early December. Completed applications received by the November 10 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

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Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative LiteratureEdit

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korean Literature and Culture in the Asian Studies department, with a minority joint appointment in the Comparative Literature department. Areas of specialization open but preferably include a comparative approach; specialties may include, but are not limited to, any field in modern Korean literature, film, visual studies, and new media studies. Further, we are interested in Koreanists with interests in related fields such as East-West studies, intra-Asian dynamics, global Asias, diaspora studies, postcolonial studies, Cold War studies, popular culture (including Korean wave), digital humanities, and gender studies. Teaching responsibilities include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses on literature, media, and culture in the Asian Studies and Comparative Literature curriculum. Start date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment in East Asian Studies or Comparative Literature, or related field; native or near-native ability in Korean and English; appropriate teaching experience; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise. Screening of applications will begin October 22, 2018. All applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references. Visit our program websites at http://asian.la.psu.edu and http://complit.la.psu.edu

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San José State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - World or Global LiteratureEdit

San José, California ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: World or Global Literature. Job Opening ID (JOID): 24724. Rank: Assistant Professor.

Qualifications: Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in World or Global Literature and an emerging record of peer-reviewed scholarship are required, along with a Ph.D. in English or related field of study by start of appointment, August, 2019. Preferred attributes include training in postcolonial or other theoretical approaches, film, digital humanities/pedagogies, and/or project-based learning. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience. Candidates with teaching experience engaging diverse students with a range of preparations for college with the written word are especially of interest.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants would teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including, but not be limited to, courses in one or more of the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and/or Oceania, major courses focused on literary analysis, and General Education courses. Participation in service at department, college, and university levels, including grading of graduate exams and service on masters-level thesis committees is required. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 2019. Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 5th at 5 PM to https://apply.interfolio.com/54078. Questions may be directed to Professor Noelle Brada-Williams via english@sjsu.edu.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

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SUNY Geneseo (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - West African LiteraturesEdit

The department of English at SUNY Geneseo is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in West African literatures and cultures to begin August, 2019. Our priority is teaching excellence. We seek someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting, who is dedicated to interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to undergraduate education, and who is prepared to teach both introductory and advanced courses in their area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following: knowledge of at least two African languages, a demonstrated ability to expand the department’s global literature offerings, and an interest in contributing to Black Studies or African Film Studies. English faculty typically teach 4-credit courses, alternating each year between a 2-2 and a 2-3 load. This position will join a Global Studies learning community of new assistant professors designed to support and enhance interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, scholarship, and cross-campus conversations. Applications are due by November 15. For more information or to apply, please go to: http://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/2386.

MLA JIL 10/12/18

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Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature (Middle Eastern / N. African Literatures) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at Texas Tech University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature, Globalization, and Translation (CLGT) whose research and teaching emphasize Middle Eastern/North African literatures. Secondary interest in digital humanities is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses on a 2/2 load, with the expectation of some online teaching.

We encourage applicants who have a record of scholarship and extramural funding or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to TTU. The candidate will provide service to the department, the college, and the university. Ph.D. in relevant discipline is required.

Review of applications will begin on October 15. Candidates must apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/hr, referencing requisition number and attaching a letter of application, and curriculum vitae. Dossiers will be solicited later from exceptionally qualified candidates. Direct inquiries should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Yuan Shu (yuan.shu@ttu.edu).

TTU is designated as a Carnegie Tier One (Highest Research Activity) institution and also as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Applications will be accepted until November 1.

MLA JIL 09/14/18

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Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative / Transnational American Modernisms (Poetry)Edit

The Department of English at Tulane University seeks to hire an assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in comparative/transnational American modernisms with a starting date of July 1, 2019.   Candidates working on 20th-century modernist poetry and poetics of the Americas including the Caribbean, with an emphasis on hemispheric, transnational, latinx, queer, and/ or sound studies are especially welcome. 

Faculty in the English Department work closely with Tulane’s Africana Studies Program, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. We are especially interested in candidates who understand comparative/transnational American modernisms from international, interdisciplinary, and intersectional perspectives. Located in a vibrant port city with distinctive literary and cultural traditions, New Orleans is the custodian of many historical archives conducive to new projects in comparative American modernisms.

The teaching load for tenure-line faculty in the School of Liberal Arts is 2-2.  We offer a generous sabbatical policy and support for research and professional travel. Our dynamic faculty enjoys a collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged students, and small class sizes.

Tulane University, located in the historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, is at a key moment of growth and ambition. With the arrival of a new dean in the School of Liberal Arts joining new leadership in other schools at the university and an energetic new provost and president, Tulane is poised to emerge as a leader in global, liberal arts education.

Qualifications: Candidates must have the PhD degree in hand by the start of the appointment, demonstrate a record of or potential for significant scholarly productivity, and possess a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, a C.V., three letters of recommendation, a 25-page writing sample, and sample course syllabi.  We will begin to review applicants on November 15th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  For information, please contact the Departmental Chair, Rebecca Mark, rebecca@tulane.edu. All materials should be submitted to INTERFOLIO (http://apply.interfolio.com/56758).

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 10/26/18

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University of California Berkeley (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Modern Hebrew Literature - Comparative LiteratureEdit

The Departments of Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley seek applications for an Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew Literature (tenure track) with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

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

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. Additional information is available on https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity

Minimum basic qualification: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application. Preferred qualifications: native or near‐native fluency in Hebrew and English; broad competence in literary studies and in critical approaches to theoretical frameworks, demonstrated through formal study and/or publication record; proven ability to conduct research in more than one language, literature, and culture, working with texts in the original languages of the relevant literatures/cultures; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants should submit: 1)A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) a current C.V.; and 3) a statement on contributions to diversity. Please submit a 2 - 3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member (for additional information go to https:// ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). 4) Three letters of reference. When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees, and must then request letters through the application system. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by December 3, 2018. Please direct inquiries to: clfa_apc@berkeley.edu. Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01848

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University of California, San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Inter-Asian and Transpacific StudiesEdit

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (https://literature.ucsd.edu) is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor in Inter-Asia and Transpacific Studies. The candidate must have a PhD degree in literature, film, cultural studies, or related field by the time of the appointment. More specifically, we seek a colleague whose innovative research examines two or more Asian/Pacific/American countries/territories in the modern and/or contemporary period. Preference will be given to a candidate who uses two or more languages (in addition to English) in her/his research. Another preference is a comparatist with proven interdisciplinary, crossmedia research skills.

Ideal candidates should have an excellent record of publication, teaching, and service, as well as demonstrable interest in working within a world literature department with a focus on critical theory, social justice, and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies, where faculty members work in multiple languages, geographies, and historical periods. The candidates are also expected to enhance a campus-wide cluster of excellence in Transpacific Asian Studies and collaborate with Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Transnational Korean Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, and Global Policy and Strategy (GPS).

We welcome candidates with demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching. Candidates will be expected to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in literature, film, and culture. In addition to specialized seminars, the successful candidate should also be prepared to teach large enrollment courses in Asian cultures for non-majors.

Preferred candidates should contribute or demonstrate promise in contributions to advancing equity and diversity, such as leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly and artistic environment and programs that foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups. Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Closing Date: October 31, 2018

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University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in European Translation StudiesEdit

The Department of French and Italian, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and the Comparative Literature Program are seeking candidates to fill a position of Assistant Professor in translation studies and translation theory, with additional expertise or a degree in comparative literature or the digital humanities. The minimum requirement in order to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a PhD in the relevant fields hereby described (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. Candidate must have their PhD by the appointment start date, expected July 1, 2019. Candidates should have native or near native fluency in English in either French, Italian, German, or Russian as well as proficiency in Arabic or Turkish, or in a Central Asian or another Caucasian language. The ideal candidate will combine translation studies with promising lines of research in one or several other fields—such as postcolonial theory, feminist and gender studies, cultural memory studies, the graphic novel, children’s literature, adaptation studies, or visual culture. Candidates should have informed ideas about such issues as globalization, localization, and “glocalization”; about the institutional and ethical aspects of translating, and about the “translated” character of human cultures. Translation between media, such as text and film, should also be of interest to the candidate, as well as considerations brought to bear by stylistics, genetic criticism, reception studies, digital humanities, neurobiology, or the cognitive sciences. The Comparative Literature Program, with which the successful candidates will be affiliated, is home to the Graduate Emphasis in Translation Studies, which is open to graduate students from many humanities departments, and to the Minor in Translation Studies, which is open to all qualified undergraduate students; please visit our web site for more information: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/translationstudies/about.

All application materials, including three letters of reference, must be submitted online via UC Recruit at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01333

Application packets should include the following (all in English except the writing sample): cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a succinct statement in English describing past and anticipated research projects (up-to 800 words), and one or two writing samples (maximum 30 pages each) and in either English, French, German, Italian, or Russian (with a substantial summary in English), a one-page teaching statement. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly to UC Recruit. To ensure full consideration, all application materials, including letters of reference, should be uploaded by November 15, 2018. Primary consideration will be given to applications received by this date. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee at: FrenchGermanSearch2018@frit.ucsb.edu

A first round of interviews will be conducted via Skype or Zoom in the second week of January 2019.

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University of Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor in Comparative LiteratureEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor position (open area) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field by July 1, 2019. The Department is particularly interested in applicants who study Modern Arabic, Gender Studies, and/or Race & Ethnicity from a comparatist and translingual perspective.

Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, and three letters of reference.

All application items except letters of reference may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03908. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2018.

Letters of reference should be submitted by referee(s) using one or more of the following methods: 1) through the Academic Careers website; 2) by email to: isagor@uchicago.edu or 3) through third-party relay service, Interfolio.

Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

MLA JIL 10/12/18

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University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Early Modern British/Renaissance StudiesEdit

The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Early Modern British /Renaissance Studies, beginning Fall 2019. In addition to demonstrated expertise in the literature of the period, areas of specialization could include Race Studies, Colonial and Empire Studies, Materialism and Material Culture, Rhetoric, Theater and Performance Studies, or Gender and Queer Studies. The successful applicant will demonstrate a research agenda of substantial promise and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body. The teaching load is 2-2. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

For fullest consideration please complete an on-line application at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=103155&job=assistant-professor-english, including a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and either the names and email addresses of three references or a link to a dossier service, by November 2, 2018. Ph.D. in relevant area by start date. To begin the application process, follow the “create account” link before proceeding to the job listings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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University of Miami (FL) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of 20th/21st-century Comparative Cultural StudiesEdit

The University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of 20th /21st -century Comparative Cultural Studies. Primary areas of research interest include Cultural Studies; Comparative Literature; Visual Cultures; Film and Media Studies. Secondary areas of research interest that are desirable include comparative avant-gardes; architecture studies; migration and diaspora studies; postcolonial studies; urbanization; museum studies; comparative aesthetics; cultural policy; gender and sexuality studies; or comparative decolonial studies.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a related field and demonstrate the ability to conduct research and teach across two linguistic/cultural traditions. They will be expected to contribute actively to our Spanish program and to another program in our Department, preferably French. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda, teach and advise students in our Ph.D. program in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies, contribute to curricular development and extracurricular activities, and have the ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, multi-lingual community of scholars.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by November 16, 2018.

Selected candidates will be asked to send additional materials and will be interviewed via Skype the week of December 10. Please submit all application materials (i.e., letter of application, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation) via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/53075

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Search Committee Chair at ymm34@miami.edu. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

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University of Montreal (CAN) - TT Professor - Comparative Literature and Intermedial StudiesEdit

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, especially in comparative literature, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University. She or he must participate in the training of specialists in the field of intermediality, which concerns the modalities of cultural production based on the interrelationship between literary texts and media, from images in all artistic forms (including painting, sculpture, cinema and photography) to digital productions (video games, hypertexts and Web sites). The successful candidate must have the ability to work beyond disciplinary and linguistic borders.

Interested parties should consult the detailed description of this position, information about the competition and deadlines on the Département de littératures et de langues du monde on the Web site at https://llm.umontreal.ca/accueil/

Starting Date: On or after August 1st, 2019.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/56158

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Utica College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Literature since 1650 Outside British / American Traditions)Edit

The Department of English at Utica College seeks an Assistant Professor with a speciality in literature since 1650 outside of the British American traditions.

This position will not require MLA interviews.

Review begin date: 11/01/2018. Open Until Filled: Yes.

Applicant Documents Instructions: Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement.” Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf

Major Responsibilities: Expertise in European or non-European literature welcome; the position will entail teaching a survey of world (including European) literature since 1650.The teaching load will include the development of topics courses in the applicant’s specialty at the advanced level for English and liberal studies majors and at the introductory level for general education core literature requirement. The 4-4 course load will typically include two sections of first year composition every semester. We especially encourage applicants with an interest in postcolonial and/or transnational literature. Development of graduate courses in the applicant’s field for students seeking secondary education certification is likely.

Education & Experience Qualifications: Ph.D. should be completed before position begins on August 1, 2019

Minimum Skills/Abilities: Experience in teaching college level courses.

EEO/AA Statement: Utica College is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, domestic violence victim status, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Apply at: https://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2336

MLA JIL 10/12/18

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Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative LiteratureEdit

Yale's Department of Comparative Literature seeks to make a tenure-track appointment, to begin July 1, 2019.

We seek broad-ranging comparatists who work in at least two languages (besides English) and in diverse literary and cultural traditions. We especially welcome applicants working in non-Western literatures and languages in any literary genre and any period, up to the present. For Western literatures, our interest is restricted to the 18th and 19th century. 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/55354 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 15, 2018.

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New York University (NY) - Clinical Asst. Professor - Liberal Studies (World Cultures, Arts and Literatures)Edit

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in World Cultures, Arts and Literatures to begin September 1, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary educational experience to undergraduate students. The Liberal Studies Core consists of a two-year interdisciplinary global curriculum drawing on great works across civilizations. The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts, one of NYU’s premier liberal arts degrees, builds on the global core with an upper division interdisciplinary set of concentrations that direct students toward different areas of global study.

We seek applicants for the following position: World Cultures, Arts and Literatures

PhD in Classics, Foreign Language Literatures, English, Comparative Literature, World Literature, Art History with literature teaching experience, or Anthropology with arts focus. Candidates should have the ability to teach the arts produced across the globe in a variety of artistic media from antiquity to the early 18th century in our Cultural Foundations I and II sequence. Candidates with the ability to teach upper-division seminars in their areas of expertise also welcome.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later five years in duration. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks (Associate, Full). Faculty normally teach three classes per semester, advise undergraduates, and contribute service to Liberal Studies and to the University.

Liberal Studies offers a global liberal arts curriculum at sites around the globe in the context of a leading research university. We seek scholar/educators of the highest caliber whose work reflects an interest in global diversity. Liberal Studies strongly encourages 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 Arts & Science commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here: http://as.nyu.edu/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html

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Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Publications and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged.

Application Instructions: Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by 11:59pm, November 12th, 2018, Eastern Standard Time (US). Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/55813

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Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Comparative Literature (3 yr. appt. - renewable)Edit

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a three-year, full-time non-tenure-track position in Comparative Literature, to begin in August 2019 with excellent possibility of renewal. Appointment will be as Assistant Teaching Professor or as Lecturer according to qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate literature courses per semester (to include world mythology, along with other courses such as drama, cultural studies, and/or global media as need arises) and supporting duties on behalf of the department. Requirements include a Master's degree or equivalent in Comparative Literature or a related field, and relevant teaching experience. Preferred qualifications include ABD status or a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field, fluency in a language in addition to English, experience with curriculum development, and experience with online teaching and online course development. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes benefits. To apply, submit the following materials via the Penn State jobs website: a cover letter explaining candidate's preparation and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who can address the candidate's teaching. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State, see: http://complit.la.psu.edu/

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/83045

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University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Criticism LabEdit

The postdoctoral fellow will work with the Quantitative Criticism Lab (QCL, http://www.qcrit.org) on a project funded by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to develop computational tools for the cross-cultural analysis of literature.

Essential Functions: Work with the Quantitative Criticism Lab, a research group developing cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of literature and culture, to produce a web-based suite of tools for traditionally-trained humanists to analyze literary texts in a quantitative manner. The tools are expected both to enhance traditional modes of literary criticism and to enable novel quantitative analyses of the cultural evolution of literature. Work primarily involves software development and machine learning. Design research, analyze data, and produce writing for diverse scholarly venues. Under the supervision of Pramit Chaudhuri (UT Austin) and Joseph Dexter (Dartmouth College), the co-directors of QCL, collaborate with a diverse array of scholars, in both academia and industry, affiliated with QCL. Play a major role in mentoring the numerous graduate, undergraduate, and high school students who conduct research with QCL. Participate in organization of workshops and conferences; work towards the data management and sustainability goals for the project.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in a computational, statistical, linguistic, or literary field is required. Possible disciplines include (but are not limited to) anthropology, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, classics, comparative literature, computer science, English, evolutionary biology, linguistics, and statistics. Expertise in computer programming and statistical analysis is essential, as is a deep interest in the study of literature. By the start date of the position, applicants should either have the Ph.D. in hand or be able to provide certification from their home institution that all degree requirements have been successfully completed. They must have received the Ph.D. within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with any of the following areas: computational linguistics, cultural evolution, digital humanities, literary criticism of a premodern or non-Anglophone tradition, machine learning, and natural language processing. Residence in Austin, the site of QCL's physical lab space, during the fellowship period.

Expected position duration: January 2, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

  • Apply through UT Jobs portal by 10/15/18. In addition to CV and letter of interest, email a 2-4 page summary of past and current research interests, particularly any computational work, a writing sample (e.g., article or dissertation chapter; maximum 40 pp.) and three letters of recommendation to vnoya@austin.utexas.edu by 10/15/18.

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit