Koç University, Comparative Literature

Position ID:KU-ENCL-OPENRANK [#20440]
Position Title: Full-time open-rank faculty positions
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Istanbul, Istanbul 34450, Turkey [map]
Subject Area: Comparative Literature
Appl Deadline:2021/12/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/09, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2021/12/29)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Comparative Literature at Koç University invites applications for several full-time open-rank faculty positions to begin September 2022. We are particularly interested in candidates with comparatist research profiles in the following areas:

  • Early modern Turkish literature;
  • Modern Turkish literature, preferably with a focus on gender;
  • Turkish folk and popular literatures, period open.

The successful candidates will have active research agendas and demonstrable records of original research in their fields. The candidates are 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. ABD candidates must be on track to complete their PhD before the start date.

The Department of Comparative Literature is expanding and has launched an MA program in 2021. Therefore, the successful candidates are 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/

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is an internationally recognized, English-instruction research university. The university actively supports faculty members who apply for European Union and TÜBİTAK research grants, and it offers a competitive benefit package (e.g., housing support, private insurance, K12 package, research funding).

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:


  • 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 December 29, 2021. 

Informal inquiries about the position may be directed to the search coordinators: Dr. C. Ceyhun Arslan (cceyhunarslan@ku.edu.tr) or Dr. Meliz Ergin (mergin@ku.edu.tr)

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



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Further Info:
Koç University
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
SOS 220
34450 Sarıyer