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Ashoka University (INDIA) - TT Open Rank Position - Literary and Cultural TheoryEdit

We are looking for a scholar and teacher of theory. The successful candidate would ideally be comfortable with a broad sweep of literary and cultural theories, in addition to focusing on one or more of the following areas: psychoanalysis, Marxism, aesthetics, actor-network theory, film theory. Interest and expertise in contemporary world literatures, and/or in early British literatures, would be a plus. Classes to be offered will include an introductory course on literary theory, as well as more specialized classes according to the candidate's expertise. Candidates will need to have the Ph.D in hand by the time of joining Ashoka. Teaching experience pointing to a vibrant, dialogic, and fascinating classroom pedagogy would be welcome. Ashoka University is an equal opportunity employer, and will offer competitive compensation packages for suitable candidates.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and the names and email addresses of three references.

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

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at http://ashoka.edu.in/facultypositions by December 1, 2017.

About Ashoka University Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university providing a high quality liberal arts and sciences education, the first of its kind in India. We have attracted the brightest students and the highest-quality faculty to our campus on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Ashoka’s Young India Fellowship, in its seventh year, has become the top destination for Indian postgraduates and our growing Undergraduate Programme consists of 1350 of the brightest students in India.

Ashoka is supported by partnerships with top universities around the world and an academic council of eminent scholars, all of whom are invested in building a new model of higher education in India through excellence in teaching and research. Our faculty is very diverse and consists of world-class researchers from premier universities (Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and others) who have made a mark in their respective fields, from computer science to philosophy, and are working to shape minds of India’s future leaders.

MLA JIL 9/11/17

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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.

MLA JIL 10/6/17

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Duke University (NC) - Adv. Assoc. or Full Professor - Theoretical HumanitiesEdit

The Program in Literature at Duke University invites applications for an advanced associate or full professor position. We seek a colleague committed to the “theoretical humanities” whose work forges rigorous and creative connections among some of the fields that orient our research and teaching: literary and cultural studies, political theory and philosophy, decoloniality and post-colonial theory, film theory, feminist studies, critical ethnicity and race studies, psychoanalytic theory, new media, and science studies. While we are interested in any theoretical configuration that expands our profile, we encourage applicants whose research engages new directions in media studies, transnational race studies, and/or environmental humanities. Applicants should have demonstrable experience in program development, undergraduate teaching, and doctoral mentorship. Please submit (electronically) a CV and letter of application to: The Literature Program Search Committee at http://literature.duke.edu. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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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.

MLA JIL 10/6/17

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

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

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

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

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

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Visiting PositionsEdit

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

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