Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in International Literary and Cultural Studies

The Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies (ILCS) at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in International Literary and Cultural Studies, to begin September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will teach intercultural and/or multidisciplinary courses in one or more of the following fields: literature, film, and cultural theory.

Responsibilities. 1) Teaching both thematic and theoretical courses for ILCS (the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and for ILVS (the interdepartmental International Literary and Visual Studies Program). Courses should be taught primarily in English, draw on the applicant’s area(s) of specialization in literary, cinematic, and cultural studies, and can be either tightly focused or broadly comparative. 2) Producing outstanding research in areas related to this department and program. 3) Mentorship of students, especially in theses and independent research projects. 4) Service to the department, to the language/area-based programs of which it is comprised, and to the University. 5)  Outreach to other academic programs and departments, especially in the humanities and arts, relevant to the candidate’s interests.

About us. ILCS is a department in the School of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University. We are highly diverse and dedicated to understanding the complexities of a changing world through literary, cinematic, and other expressions of human consciousness. We work collaboratively across our various language/culture areas and with many other departments and programs, including International Relations, Film and Media Studies, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. For more information about our department, see https://ase.tufts.edu/ilcs.


We seek candidates doing research in one or more of the following language-culture areas: Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Russian. Native or near-native competence in one or more of these languages, with PhD completed by time of hire. Record of success as a college/university-level teacher, with publications in peer-reviewed venues preferred.

Application Instructions

Please send the following via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/92840:  a letter of application and CV; three two-page statements on your research interests, teaching methods, and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) issues; and the names of three possible recommenders.  The review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be addressed to Professor Kamran Rastegar: kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and conclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and to fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/ If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 6187-627-32989 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu


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