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CLOSED: postdoctoral felloW in comparative literature

The Comparative Literary Studies Program invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative Literature that will run from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022.  We are especially interested in candidates with strong backgrounds/research focuses on Critical Theory or Comparative Poetry and Poetics.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and proven familiarity with critical methodologies and approaches to the study of literature. The fellow will teach two required, upper-division undergraduate courses per year and offer one public lecture and two workshops per year on their research. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before August 31, 2020. Applicants with a Ph.D. must have completed it after September 1, 2016.

This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Please submit a brief research statement, C.V., writing sample of approximately 25 pages, two sample syllabi for upper division undergraduate courses, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation.  In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 9, 2019. Inquiries about the search may be sent to Sarah Peters at

Application Deadline: Application is closed.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Online Application Instructions. Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

This application is closed.

Questions? Contact Sarah Peters, 

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