Cornell University, School of Criticism and Theory

Position ID:Cornell-School of Criticism and Theory-SCT2020 [#15253]
Position Title: School of Criticism and Theory
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Theory and Practice
Appl Deadline:2020/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/24, finished 2020/09/06, listed until 2020/04/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


Welcome to the application site for The School of Criticism and Theory 2020 Summer Session.

In an intensive six-week course of study, faculty members and graduate students from around the world, in the humanities and social sciences, explore recent developments in critical theory. The 2020 Session is scheduled for June 14 – July 23.

Participants work with the SCT’s core faculty of distinguished scholars and theorists in one of four six-week seminars. Each faculty member offers, in addition, a public lecture and a colloquium (based on an original paper) which are attended by the entire group.

The program also includes mini-seminars taught by scholars who visit for shorter periods. Finally, throughout the six weeks, distinguished theorists visit SCT to deliver public lectures.

Please note that all application materials must be submitted online through APO by March 1, 2020.  Admissions decisions will be announced in March.

Application Instructions

Should you encounter any difficulty not addressed here, please write to for assistance.

Please submit the following for application: 
  • Graduate transcript(s) (for current graduate students; we accept unofficial transcripts)
  • Current C.V.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation to be submitted through the APO website
  • Writing Sample
  • Letter of Intent

Please ask your letter of recomendation writers to submit the confidential letters of recommendation through APO. They will receive an automated request from APO once you have entered their information; if there are any difficulties uploading the letter of recommendation, please ask them to contact

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
243 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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