Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in British 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: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

University of Virginia: Modern & Contemporary British/American Literature. 1 year with possibility for renewal. Transnational or critical race & gender theory or film or environment studies focus welcome.

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.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel): An open call for a tenure-track, full-time position in all areas of English Literature.[]

Deadline: 31 August, 2021.

See details here:

Professor in English: Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium)

The Department of Literary Studies has a tenure-track vacancy in the field of Literature in English, to start on 1 September 2021. The position is the equivalent of lecturer in the UK system and assistant professor in the US system, and embraces academic research, teaching, and service. The department looks to hire a scholar whose research focuses on some aspect of post-1800 literature, and who has the capacity to teach and supervise across the period from ca. 1800 to the present.

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (February 18, 2021). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

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