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Department of Comparative Literature - Global Literatures of Colonialism and Imperialism at Associate or Full Professor

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The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, effective July 1, 2018, with a specialization in comparative studies of literatures structured or informed by colonial and imperial relations in the period spanning the nineteenth century into the mid-twentieth. We encourage applications from candidates with interests in networks of exchange, colonialism, imperialism, anti-colonial and anti-imperial resistance, their corresponding literary genres, and cultural media. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field is required.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 1, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

Applications can be submitted @

A complete application includes:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Contribution to Diversity
  4. Contact information ONLY for three (3) references.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Application

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)