Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature

Chicago, Illinois
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Description:

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor position (open area) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field by July 1, 2019. The Department is particularly interested in applicants who study Modern Arabic, Gender Studies, and/or Race & Ethnicity from a comparatist and translingual perspective. 

Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, and three letters of reference. 

All application items except letters of reference may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at for posting 03908. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2018. 

Letters of reference should be submitted by referee(s) using one or more of the following methods: 

  1. through the Academic Careers website;
  2. by email to: or
  3. through third-party relay service, Interfolio. 

Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.  

Additional Information or Requirements:


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Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Reference Contact Info