JOB: Assistant Professor - Critical Theory - Department of Comparative Literature, University of California Berkeley (15.10.2020)

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University of California Berkeley, Department of Comparative Literature

Assistant Professor - Critical Theory - Department of Comparative Literature


Institution Type:  College / University
Location:  California, United States
Position:  Assistant Professor


The Department of Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Critical Theory (tenure track) with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in Critical Theory in relation to literary history, with a comparative component. The department welcomes applications with additional areas of specialization in, among others, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, the Global South, gender theory, area studies, film and media studies, and critical-theoretical approaches to questions of democracy and the public sphere.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Comparative Literature. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education and the potential to advance the department’s goal of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment. Additional information is available on

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

PhD (or equivalent international degree), broad competence in Critical Theory and in critical approaches to the study of literature and culture, demonstrated through formal study and/or publication record; proven ability to conduct research in more than one language, literature, and culture, working with texts in the original languages of the relevant literatures/cultures; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Applications must be received by October 15, 2020. Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not be considered. Please direct inquiries to:

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:



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Primary Category:Comparative Literature
Secondary Categories:Humanities
Posting Date:09/18/2020
Closing Date10/15/2020
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