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Wesleyan University, College of Letters

Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Connecticut, United States
Position: Assistant Professor

Effective July 1, 2016. Assistant professor (tenure track) in Comparative Literature in Wesleyan University’s College of Letters (a Department). PhD in hand at time of appointment. Specialists in the comparative study of all languages, periods and genres of European literature from 1500-1900 will be considered. The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary department of European literature, history and philosophy from the classical period to the present day. Familiarity with theories of language and translation will be helpful. Team teaching of material from all three disciplines, over the period from antiquity to the present, is required, so broad literary, historical and philosophical interests are essential. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan University values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants will also be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the department and university and to strive to integrate their field across the disciplines.

To apply, visit A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, statement on current research, statement on teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy, which includes sample course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at

Applications completed by November 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. The system will close at midnight on November 1 and will disallow uploading of application materials after that time. Interviews of semi-finalists will be conducted by Skype in December and finalists invited to campus beginning at the end of January.

Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, 860-685-4771,

Eugenia Szady

(860) 685-2230

Primary Category: Literature
Secondary Categories: Humanities
Posting Date: 09/10/2015
Closing Date 11/01/2015
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