Assistant Professor

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The Department of Romance Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2022. The department seeks a specialist in the literature and culture of early modern (1400-1700) France and/or Italy who can contribute to a vibrant multilingual and multidisciplinary department. Candidates with research and expertise in additional Romance languages (Spanish and Portuguese) are strongly encouraged to apply. Strong candidates will investigate the period in a global or comparative perspective, and may engage themes such as migration, race, gender, sexuality, translation, history of science and medicine, environmental humanities, or digital humanities. Research in law, diplomacy, and political thought is also encouraged, as well as work on Islamic – Ottoman cultures. The position requires active scholarly publication, innovative teaching, and departmental service. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please submit a cover letter, a CV that includes the names of three references, and a brief writing sample (of no more than 20pp.) through the Academic Jobs Online portal:

Applications received by November 15, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration.

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