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Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Position Deleted on 2/28/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Binghamton, NY
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
  • Faculty - Communications - Media & Communication Studies
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Job Description:
The Department of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University invites applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature beginning September 2013. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department's focus on theoretical inquiry and cultural practice, fostering effective links for interdisciplinary cooperation between the fields of philosophy, literature, art, and the social sciences, and helping the Department to maintain its leading role in the humanities division at Binghamton University.

Especially welcome are candidates whose expertise addresses the intersection of media (film, television, new media, music, etc.) and literary studies. Focus should be on the theoretical issues (concerning, for example, repetition, image, techne, and the virtual) that investigations into the media bring to literary criticism; and/or on the questions (aesthetics and aestheticism, literariness and writing, voice and perspective) that, emerging from literary studies, inform current scholarship on the media. We also invite applicants who specialize in the relationship of literature, philosophy, and translation studies.

Applicants must have a PhD and promising record of publication.

Additional Information:
It is the policy of the Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Application Instructions:

To apply kindly submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of an ideal undergraduate seminar, a writing sample (up to 30 pages) to interview exchange at

Please also arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to Kathleen Stanley, at

To ensure full consideration, complete your application by December 3, 2012.
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