Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature

Indiana University Bloomington Department of Comparative Literature

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 27, 2022. Please submit a cover letter, CV, a statement outlining research interests, a teaching statement, a writing sample, and a statement on fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in and out of the classroom; 3) three letters of recommendation

Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature

Appointment Status Tenure Track

Department IU Bloomington Comparative Literature

Position Summary

The Indiana University Department of Comparative Literature seeks a comparatist to join our faculty at the tenure-track assistant professor level, with specialization in Latin American literature and thought. Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise on at least one Spanish-speaking country and also Brazil, and with knowledge of 20th and 21st century literature and deep acquaintance with problems of literary theory and philosophical aesthetics.

We seek candidates with demonstrated potential for research and outstanding teaching, and with demonstrated success working with diverse faculty and student populations. The usual teaching load is 2/2. The appointment would begin August 1, 2022.

More information on the Department can be found at: https://comparativeliterature.indiana.edu/.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Immigration sponsorship for the H-1B Visa is available for qualified candidates.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree in Comparative Literature is required at time of appointment.

Department Contact for Questions

Eyal Peretz
Professor of Comparative Literature
eperetz@indiana.edu
or
Comparative Literature
812-855-7070
complit@iu.edu

Additional Qualifications

Fluency in one or more languages of Central and South America
Salary and Rank 60,000.00-70,000.00 Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Special Instructions

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 27, 2022. Please submit a cover letter, CV, a statement outlining research interests, a teaching statement, a writing sample, and a statement on fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in and out of the classroom; 3) three letters of recommendation

For Best Consideration Date 06/27/2022

Expected Start Date 08/01/2022
OAA # 22205-11

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  3. Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Statement of Research and Teaching
  6. List Of References
  7. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Ability
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. URL
  6. Other
  7. Publication 1
  8. Publication 2
  9. Publication 3
  10. Sample Syllabus
  11. Course Evaluation
  12. Proposed Course Description
  13. Research Agenda
  14. Other 2
  15. Other 3
  16. Research Paper 1
  17. Research Paper/Publication/Writing Sample
  18. Transcript