Open-rank faculty position, Department of English Language and Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, invites applications for an open-rank faculty position. We shall consider applications from scholars with research interests in any subfield of English literature, and we especially welcome applications from candidates whose research specialties include drama or Romanticism.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in English literature in hand by January 2020, a good teaching record, and a clearly defined research agenda. Candidates should be able to offer specialized teaching in their research field, and should also be well prepared to teach across all genres and periods of English Literature. The starting date for this post is September 2020.

The Department of English Language and Literature currently offers an undergraduate programme that covers British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures, and ranges from the medieval period to the present day. The department also plans to open a postgraduate programme in the near future. Further information about the department can be found on the department website:

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 with the fundamental aim of creating a centre of excellence in higher education and research; a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment, it is home to a vibrant international community. Faculty members come from 34 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing and health and retirement benefits, as well as subsidized private school for faculty members' dependents.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Jonathan Williams (

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a short statement (maximum 500 words) of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, and an article-length writing sample. Letters of recommendation will be requested for short-listed candidates.

Applications received by 1 November 2019 will be given full consideration. Please submit applications to

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