Postdoctoral Fellowship in Renaissance and Early Modern Comparative Literature

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars in the field of Renaissance and Early Modern Comparative Literature, with a special interest in candidates with research interests in Classical, Renaissance and transnational Early Modern Drama. The fellowship will be for two years with the possibility for renewal for a third year.  ABD’s may apply but the dissertation must be completed at the time that the fellowship begins.

This Post-doctoral Fellowship, which will begin September 1, 2024, will include a $62,500 annual salary, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation.  The fellow chosen will be expected to teach two undergraduate courses a year (one per semester), to advance his or her own research project, and to work with Professor Susanne Wofford on a research project on transnational early modern drama, including helping to coordinate a conference related to this research. The expectation is that the post doc would divide their time roughly in thirds, spending one third of their time on their teaching, one third on their research and one third on their collaboration with and research assistance for Professor Wofford. The Post Doctoral fellow chosen will also be invited to take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School.  We are especially interested in candidates who have capacity to work fluently in one or more of the following languages: Italian, Spanish, and French, with special interest in scholars who can work at a high level in Latin or Classical Greek. An ideal candidate will have a research project in the field of Renaissance and Early Modern Literature that is interdisciplinary in nature, and engages with questions of epic, fiction and/or drama in more than one language. In addition, we are looking for someone who is organized and capable of high level research and writing in the field.  Experience teaching your own course is highly desirable, but in any case evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching will be an important criterion.

Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a research proposal (750 words maximum), a dissertation abstract, a sample or samples of writing (i.e., a published article or book chapter, a selection from your dissertation), teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of recommendation. 

All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply please visit:

Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2024, and will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

Founded in 1972, Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,800 students within New York University. Its B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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