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Washington University of St. Louis Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature - 50429 in St. Louis, Missouri

Essential Functions

Position Description

The Program in Comparative Literature at Washington University invites applications for a full-time Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature beginning in the summer of 2021. The successful candidate for this appointment will teach in our graduate and undergraduate programs, advise in these programs, and supervise graduate student instructors. Additionally, the appointee will assume a variety of administrative responsibilities related to the graduate and undergraduate programs, such as the advising of PhD students, majors and minors, and organizing and coordinating departmental activities and events. Summer duties include recruitment of PhD students and advertising for the International Writers track in Comparative Literature and program planning as well as graduate exams and advising, the regular semester teaching load will be two standard courses per semester.

Required Qualifications

We seek applicants with an established record of publication across the genres fiction, poetry, and translation and who are well connected in the publishing world. A deep knowledge of international publishing opportunities and an understanding of the contemporary global literary scene including trends, venues, prizes and the marketplace and prior experience teaching creative writing to international student is expected. Candidate must have native/near native fluency in English and two additional languages and be a published creative writer with published works in more than one language. PhD in Comparative Literature or related field required.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Applicant Special Instructions

Submit letter of application, which includes a statement on diversity and inclusion; CV; evidence of teaching excellence (such as course syllabi and teaching evaluations); and the names and contact information of two to three references to complit@wustl.edu. We will accept applications until the position is filled, but will give priority to those received by March 19, 2021.

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EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature - 50429

Job ID: 50429

Location: School of Arts & Sciences

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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