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Assistant Professor / Institution - University of Minnesota

Call for applications

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning Fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018).

Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations.

Required Qualifications : A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date (August 27, 2018). Specialization in Comparative Literature or related discipline, with a focus on West African and/or Sub-Saharan African literatures and cultures. Knowledge of the history and theory of Comparative Literature and its relation to the history of colonialism is essential.

Preferred Qualifications : Fluency in one or more modern European languages as well as one or more modern non-European languages. Scholars whose teaching and research span literature and film/media and/or literature and music/sound are also welcome to apply.

Preference will be given to completed applications received by November 1, 2017 but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Closing Date : 11/15/2017

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