Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in American Literature with an Open or Generalist specialization advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

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  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

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FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

National Taiwan University (TWN) - Comp Lit (7 positions) - Edit[]

Established in 1928, National Taiwan University is a leading research university in Taiwan with over 30,000 students. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DFLL) welcomes applications for the following faculty positions.

General requirements: Minimum requirements include a PhD in related fields and a strong publication record. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred. All full-time faculty members are required to teach DFLL service courses such as writing, conversation, and (if applicable) Freshman English and also (if applicable) to direct theses and serve on various university and department committees. Some knowledge of Chinese and experience in teaching in a Chinese-speaking environment is a plus.

Salary and Ranks:

Commensurate with qualifications, initial salaries range approximately from 955,530 NTD per annum (ca. 30,586 USD; subject to exchange rates) for assistant professors to 1,352,227 NTD per annum (ca. 43,285 USD; subject to exchange rates) for full professors with regular teaching load (8 hours per week for full professors, 9 for associate and assistant professors). Other benefits include family health insurance, research grants and awards (on a competitive basis), and university housing (subject to availability). 

Application Deadline and General Information:

Appointment begins on August 1, 2021. All applicants must email a completed application form (available below) together with a cover letter (2 pages at most), a CV, a list of publications, and a link to a 15-minute video on your past and future research interests to by 5:00 pm, September 3, 2020, local time for initial screening. Successful candidates will be asked to provide a substantial dossier and other credentials for further evaluation. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality. We apologize for not being able to return application materials. DFLL appointments are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

International applicants must comply with local labor laws and meet immigration requirements. Other college and university regulations may apply. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Wen-lin Hsueh ( This announcement and other information about our department are also available at

Source: current faculty

Deadline: 3 September 2020 (Taiwan Standard Time, UTC+8)

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Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey), Assistant Professor of  Literature in English (open field)

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Boğaziçi University invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor of literature in English to be filled by a Turkish national  starting in the academic year of 2022-2023. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate active scholarship with excellent  teaching. PhD thesis defense is required by June 30, 2021. Please send  your CV, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, a teaching  statement, and a cover letter in one PDF file to  Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to the  same address. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2021.

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA). Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Humanities with specialization in Ethnic Studies in the Department of Humanities and Politics. Deadline: Open until filled. NTT. FT.

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