Comparative Literature Tenure-track or Tenured Professor

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Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL)

Department of Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature, within the DLCL, is considering applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position. 

Qualifications include expertise in the methods and paradigms of Comparative Literature as a discipline, the ability to work in at least three languages, and research as well as teaching spanning linguistic, historical and cultural contexts. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to program-building and leadership, both within Comparative Literature and in cross-literary and interdisciplinary contexts.

Please submit applications by November 25, 2019. All application materials must be submitted online via (direct link:  A complete application includes: 1) a cover letter that incorporates a statement about research program, as well as teaching and leadership experience (no more than three pages); 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) an 8-10,000 word writing sample. At the untenured Assistant Professor level, applicants are asked to send three letters of reference and must have Ph.D. in hand by the appointment start date. Additional materials may be requested from the candidate at a later date. Inquiries (only) should be directed to Christine Onorato, (650) 725-9225 (, or Maria Robinson, (650) 725-6137 (

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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