Section: Full-Time Academic (Tenure Track)
Location: Doha, Qatar
Keywords: Comparative Literature; World Literature; Literary Theory; Arabic, Asian, African and Latin American Literary Traditions
The Comparative Literature Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) in Qatar invites applications for a position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Comparative Literature to begin at the start of the 2020 academic year, August 01, 2020.
Founded in 2015, DI is a non-profit and independent institute. Arabic is the official language of instruction, but in the Program of Comparative Literature the language of instruction alternates between Arabic and English. The institute offers excellent remunerative packages including competitive salaries, housing and other benefits.
The Comparative Literature Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies is a pioneering program in the region, aiming uniquely to engage with the emergent approaches of the New Comparative Literature and key recent debates in the discipline. In this respect, the Program focuses on recent crucial reflections on the discipline’s historical formations, and the methodological challenges of working across languages and traditions. Expertise and perspectives from non-European literary, aesthetic and critical traditions are integral to this approach.
With its critical humanist and interdisciplinary thrust, and through its uniquely designed core and elective courses, the Program aims to train a new generation of comparative literature scholars, who will be able to situate themselves in the discipline at large as a new type of Arabist and comparative literary theorist.
The candidate must have a PhD in Comparative Literature from a recognized Program or Department of Comparative Literature. Preference will be given to candidates with specializations in literary theory, approaches to World Literature and the new comparative literature, and with demonstrable expertise in Arabic literature and an Asian, African or Latin American literature. The candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of the Program’s core theory courses and electives, and in the Interdisciplinary Curriculum in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Candidates should show evidence of research excellence and a commitment towards quality teaching at the graduate level. Please note that the Ph.D. requirement must have been fulfilled by July 1, 2020.
The Comparative Literature Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies places high value on diversity and will welcome applications from early career scholars.
Please provide: (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a research statement; (5) evidence of teaching excellence; (6) selected samples of peer reviewed publications and research work; (7) three references (email and phone number). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please send your documents via email by November 5, 2020 to: email@example.com.
For informal further queries, please contact the Head of Program, Professor Ayman El-Desouky at:Continue reading
|Title||Assistant or Associate Professor of Comparative Literature|
|Employer||Doha Institute for Graduate Studies|
|Job location||Al Tarfa Street, Zone 70 PO BOX 200592 Doha, Qatar, 200592 Doha|
|Published||December 12, 2019|
|Application deadline||November 5, 2020|
|Job types||Professor,   Assistant / Associate Professor  |
|Fields||Politics,   Comparative Politics,   International History and Politics,   Political Economy,   Political Science Education,   International Relations  |