Employment: Instructor or Assistant Professor, The Department of English Language and Literature, Bilkent University

Closing date: 10th November 2014

Instructor or Assistant Professor,
The Department of English Language and Literature,
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor.

Minimum requirements are a Ph. D. in English Literature, a good teaching record, and a clearly defined research agenda. Candidates who can offer specialized teaching but also teaching across the curriculum are particularly encouraged to apply. (Exceptional candidates who are close to completion of their Ph.D. may also be considered at Instructor level.) The starting date for this post is 1 February 2015.

The English Language and Literature Department currently consists of six full-time faculty members, teaching an undergraduate programme that covers British, Irish and postcolonial literature, and ranges from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day. We have particular research and teaching strengths in Victorian Literature, postcolonial literature and theory, and the Renaissance. We would welcome applications from scholars who can either complement or add to our existing research and teaching strengths.

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 with the fundamental aim of creating a centre of excellence in higher education and research; it was ranked 31st in the 2014 Times Higher Education 100 list of the world’s best young universities (that is, universities under 50 years of age).

Bilkent provides good quality on-campus accommodation to successful candidates. The accommodation is rent-free but there is a small charge for utilities.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Valerie Kennedy (kennedy@bilkent.edu.tr) or to Dr. Patrick Hart (patrick.hart@bilkent.edu.tr).

Applications should be made by e-mail to Prof. Talat Halman (turkedeb@bilkent.edu.tr) and should include a covering letter, a CV, and a short statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, and should arrive by 10th November 2014.

Contact: Prof. Talat Halman, Dean
Faculty of Humanities and Letters
Bilkent University 06800, Ankara TURKEY
Phone: +90-312-290-1457, Fax: +90-312-266-4934
E-mail: turkedeb@bilkent.edu.tr

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