Assistant Professor

The Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University invites applications for two positions at the assistant professor level to begin in September 2024. Candidates should hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Those with primary fields in American literature, history, film studies, art history, theater, cultural studies, gender studies, and critical theory are invited to apply.

Applicants should be able to teach one or more of our first and second year courses—Introduction to American Studies, Methods and Texts, Texts and Contexts, and the Introduction to American History—as well as courses pertinent to the applicant’s specialty within the range of third and fourth year courses in our curriculum.

Located in suburban Ankara, Bilkent University is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment. As research is a priority, the university's support includes grants for conference travel and the possibility of sabbatical leave following the third year. Successful applicants will benefit from a reduced teaching load during the first three years of employment. Bilkent offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health insurance, and subsidized private school for faculty members' dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.

Applicants must upload a (i) cover letter (ii) CV (iii) research statement (iv) teaching statement, and (v) writing sample. In addition, (vi) candidates are required to provide contact details for at least three referees. All applications submitted before December 1, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Contact: Daniel Johnson, Chair, Department of American Culture and Literature, at:

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