Koç University, English Language and Comparative Literature

Position ID:KU-ENCL-ANYRANK [#17878]
Position Title: Open-Rank Full-Time Faculty Positions
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Istanbul, Istanbul 34450, Turkey [map]
Subject Area: Comparative Literature
Appl Deadline:2021/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/30, listed until 2021/02/28)
Position Description:    

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 Koç University

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature at Koç University invites applications for one or more full-time faculty positions to begin September 2021. The rank is open, but preference will be given to junior candidates. We are particularly interested in candidates with a comparatist research profile in the following areas:

• minority literatures of the Ottoman Empire

• modern eastern European literatures, preferably with a focus on Russian 

The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and a demonstrable record of original research in the field. The candidate is expected to engage in the intellectual life of our department with diverse theoretical, methodological, and linguistic interests, and to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate.

Junior appointments are at the rank of Assistant Professor and initially for a period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The teaching load is four courses per year. And ABD candidates must be on track to complete their PhD before the start date.

 Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is an internationally recognized, English-instruction research university. The Department of Comparative Literature is expanding, with the aim of launching an MA program in the very near future. Therefore, the successful candidate is also expected to complement the Department’s existing strengths and actively participate in further curriculum development. For more information, please visit the Department’s website: https://cssh.ku.edu.tr/en/education/comparative-literature/about/

 Interested applicants should submit the following documents online at this website:


· Cover letter

· Curriculum vitae

· Research Statement

· Writing sample (no more than 30 pages)

· Two sample course syllabi

· Three letters of reference.


The deadline for the application is February 15, 2021. 

 Informal inquiries about the position may be directed to the search coordinators:

Dr. Özen Nergis Dolcerocca (odolcerocca@ku.edu.tr) or Dr. Sooyong Kim (skim@ku.edu.tr).

 Inquiries concerning the application procedure and related matters may be made to the faculty administrator Ms. Merve Dalyapark (mdalypark@ku.edu.tr)



Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Koç University
Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450 Sariyer/Ä°stanbul

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