Full-time Faculty Position in English Language and Comparative Literature Department

The Department of Comparative Literature at Koç University, Istanbul, invites applications for one or more full-time faculty positions (open-rank) to begin September 2020. We seek candidates with a comparatist research profile in one of the following areas:

-     Late antique and medieval literature and culture

 -      Early modern Mediterranean literatures and culture; preference will be given to candidates with research specialization in Spanish literature and culture


The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and demonstrable record of original research in the field. S/he is expected to engage in the intellectual life of our department with diverse geographical, theoretical, linguistic, and methodological interests, and to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. At the time of employment, candidates should have a Ph.D. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing and health and retirement benefits.


Junior appointments are at the level of Assistant Professor and initially for a period of three years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The teaching load for Assistant Professors is three courses per year, and two courses per semester for Associate Professors.


Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is an internationally recognized, English-instruction research university. The Department of Comparative Literature is expanding and plans to open a postgraduate programme in the near future. The successful candidate is expected to complement its existing strengths and actively participate in curriculum development. More information about the Department can be found on the department website: https://cssh.ku.edu.tr/en/education/english-language-and-comparative-literature/about/


Interested applicants should submit the following documents via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo

· Cover letter

· Curriculum vitae

· Research Statement

· Writing sample (no more than 30 pages)

· Three sample course syllabi

· Three letters of reference


The deadline for the application is December 16, 2019. 


Informal inquiries about the post may be directed to the search coordinators, Dr. Özen Nergis Dolcerocca (odolcerocca@ku.edu.tr)


Inquiries concerning the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to the Faculty Administrator Ms. Merve Dalyapark (MDALYAPRAK@ku.edu.tr)



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