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Call for Applications: Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Comparative Literature, New York University

November 12, 2019

Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Comparative Literature

New York University: NYU – Domestic: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS): Comparative Literature


New York, New York

Open Date

Sep 23, 2019


Nov 12, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Comparative Literature at NYU seeks applications for a tenured or tenure-track position specializing in either South Asian/subcontinent or West Asian (can include Ottoman, Turkish, Persian, Arabic) literature and theory. The rank is open but preference will be given to mid-career or senior faculty. We are especially interested in candidates with a comparative and theoretical approach who can teach and advise students across periods, as well as in critical fields understood transcontinentally.


Demonstrated excellence in devising innovative syllabi for courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and the ability to contribute to the department’s Certificate in Comparative Approaches to the Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and the Global South (CALAMEGS), are a priority, as is a history of departmental engagement and service.

Application Instructions

Application materials are due November 12th and must include a cover letter, a complete CV, and two sample syllabi. Entry-level applicants should also provide three letters of reference. Because diversity and inclusion are an important part of the NYU mission, we request that you include a paragraph in your cover letter telling us how diversity and inclusion figure into your past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement (additional information can be found here:


Review of complete applications will begin November 15th. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Please submit applications through Interfolio.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here: (http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html). EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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