Cornell University, School of Criticism and Theory

Position ID:Cornell-School of Criticism and Theory-SCT2024 [#26873]
Position Title: School of Criticism and Theory
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Theory and Practice
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/12/14)
Position Description:    


Welcome to the application site for The School of Criticism and Theory 2024 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 2023 Session is scheduled for June 11 – July 20.

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 practical Writing Workshops taught by writers and poets who visit for shorter periods. Finally, the program begins with a panel discussion between the SCT Director and two leading figures in the Humanities and ends with an exciting two-day conference. In addition, Cornell offers participants the resources of one of the great research libraries in the United States..

Please note that all application materials must be submitted online through APO by February 1, 2024.  Admissions decisions will be announced in March.

Application Instructions

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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

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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:
email address
243 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853