Comparative Literature & Languages

  • Welcome, Postdoctoral Fellows!

    • …to Jolie Chea, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, and Amanda Batarseh, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, who will be joining us for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Apply to our Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature

The application period for our Ph.D Program in Comparative Literature is open. Priority will be given to students whose completed applications are received by December 8, 2019; the official deadline for admission for Fall 2020 is January 5, 2020.

To apply please click here.

Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature.

The appointment will be for one year beginning July 1, 2019.

Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $60,000 (pending final budget approval). Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Japanese Literature and Comparative Literature at an American university.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Duties:
Duties will consist in the instruction of 6 courses as follows, alongside meeting with and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as necessary.

Fall 2019:

  • JPN 22, “Introduction to Japanese Film”
  • JPN 152K, “Themes in Modern Japanese Literature: Dreams and Other Virtual Worlds”

Winter 2020:

  • JPN 34, “Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature”
  • CPLT 277, “Graduate Seminar in Comparative Literature”

Spring 2020:

  • JPN 153G, “Themes in Early Japanese Literature: The Culture of the Floating World”
  • JPN 154, “Themes in the Folklore and Popular Culture of Japan”

Application Procedure:
Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF1099

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer’s email address.

Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature:

http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems.

Review of applications will begin May 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by May 30, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Department Contact person:

Prof. Anne McKnight, Anne.McKnight@ucr.edu

Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies and Comparative Literature.

Employment Period: The appointment will be for one year beginning July 1, 2019. Salary: $10,000 per course (pending final budget approval). Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Southeast Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at an American university.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Duties: Duties will consist in the instruction of 4 courses as follows, alongside meeting with and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as necessary.

Fall 2019:

  • SEAS/CPLT 62, “Introduction to Southeast Asian Literature”
  • SEAS /CPLT 205, “Literature of Southeast Asia”

Winter 2020:

  • SEAS CPLT 163, “Nationalism and the Novel: Southeast Asian Contexts”

Spring 2020:

  • SEAS/CPLT 63, “Reading Southeast Asian Stories”

Application Procedure: Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation.

Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01096

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer’s email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”.

The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems.

Review of applications will begin May 29,2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by May 29, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Department Contact person:

Prof. Mariam Lam

Mariam.lam@ucr.edu

Assistant Professor in Classical Studies (tenure track)

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Classical Studies at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a scholar with a Ph.D. in Classics or a comparable field, with (1) strong abilities in Greek language, literature and culture and (2) expertise in Latin/Roman language, literature and culture or another literary, linguistic and cultural area of the ancient Mediterranean, including North Africa, or area of the comparative study of antiquity. Expertise that extends the boundaries of what has traditionally encompassed Classical Studies, including intersections between Classics and Asian Studies, Medieval Studies, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, critical theory and translation studies, and modern reception studies of the Classical world, is especially welcome.

For more information and to apply, please click here.