Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Comparative Literature advertised during the 2021-2022 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2022.

Last year's page: Comparative Literature 2020-2021 .

See also Critical TheoryEthnic Studies, German Studies, French & Francophone, Spanish & Portuguese, Italian, English Literature, and Philosophy.

RECENT ACTIVITY on Comparative Literature 2021-2022[]

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Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  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

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.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022 .

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

  1. Koç University (Turkey). Several full-time open-rank faculty positions at the Department of Comparative Literature (early modern Turkish; modern Turkish; Turkish folk and popular literatures). Deadline: 29 December 2021. FT.
  2. Penn State University (University Park, PA). Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and the Global South. Deadline: Nov 1, 2021. TT. FT.
  3. ShanghaiTech University, Institute of Humanities (China), Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor: Foreign Language and Literature.
  4. University of Bologna (Italy) Postdoc at the NONWESTLIT ERC Project. 19th Century Japanese Literature & culture. Deadline: 15 Nov 2021. FT, NT.
  5. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA). Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Transnational Asian Humanities (Joint Appointment with Art History, English, or Communication). FT, TT. Deadline: 14 Oct 2021.
  6. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. (Tenure Track) Full-Time Faculty/ World Literature, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Deadline Nov 1, 2021.
  7. UC, Irvine (Irvine, CA). Assistant Professor (TT), History or Comparative Literature, with a focus on Mexico and/or Central America. Deadline Nov. 1, 2021.
  8. UC Santa Barbara (CA, USA). Assistant Professor - Translation Studies and Translation Theory - Department of French and Italian. 11/15/2021 - TT - FT (
  9. University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA). Assistant Professor (TT). Comparative Modernisms. Deadline Dec. 6, 2021.
  10. ENSTA Bretagne (Brest, France), Assistant Professor (TT), Social Studies of Technology in English, Deadline 10 November, 2021.
  13. Tufts University (Medford, MA): Assistant Professor of International Literary and Cultural Studies.

Jobs with 2022 Application Deadlines[]

  1. Stanford University, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (Stanford, CA) Postdoctoral Fellow in gender, intersectionality, feminisms. 2-year term. Application opens 12/01/2022, Deadline: 01/06/2022. NT/FT, details and Interfolio application link at

Word on the Street[]

Out of idle curiosity (since I'm not eligible): I heard that Stanford was going to be doing a senior search in Comp Lit this year, but I haven't seen a posting yet. Any idea if they'll be going ahead with that search this year? Or maybe they've decided to wait since UCLA is also doing a full prof search...

11/8 Tufts: Request for additional materials x2 **Any word on this yet? (12/1)

11/17 Penn State: Request for additional materials

11/12 Tulane: Interviewed. Anyone hear back?

--nothing yet

--Any update about this search?

--Campus visit invites have gone out.

11/24: Not listed above, but anyone else apply to the position at Binghamton? Anyone have any news as yet?--------11/24: There are two for Binghamton: Lit of Global South and then Comparative European Thought. It seems early as deadline was Nov 15. ---- 11/25: I applied for the Global South one and haven't heard anything yet. (x2 – 12/2) ---11/26 :the AfAm search asked for extra materials about a week and a half ago. 12/05: Any news about the Comparative European Thought job?

11/30: Anyone heard anything from the FIT job?-----11/30: No news here. Same- no news here (12/3)