Associate or Full Professor, John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, an interdisciplinary PhD program at the University of Chicago, seeks appointments of distinguished poets to its faculty at either the tenured full professor or tenured associate professor level. Successful candidates should have a distinguished publication record, experience in the teaching of literature (of any tradition or period), and should be interested in contributing to the interdisciplinary environment of the Committee. Information about the Committee may be found at

Applicants are required to apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website Applicants are required to send 1) a brief cover letter and 2) a current curriculum vitae Additional information will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin on December 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled or the search has closed. The appointment will begin on or after July 1, 2023. 

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