Two Faculty Positions in Turkish Literature

The Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University invites applications for two faculty appointments:

  • A specialist in Late Ottoman Literature (nineteenth and twentieth centuries)
  • A specialist in Modern Turkish Literature (twentieth and twenty-first centuries)

The positions are open-rank and applications from junior, mid-career and senior scholars are welcome. Although areas of specialization are open, candidates able to teach graduate seminars with an emphasis on graduate courses that situate modern Turkish literature within global and comparative contexts, as well as candidates with a demonstrated experience teaching advanced academic writing courses in both Turkish and English, are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching and maintain an international research profile, notably through publications in internationally recognized and peer-reviewed journals.

Academic rank, salary and teaching-load will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include membership in a comprehensive group health plan (with a small monthly premium), a free, fully furnished on-campus apartment, and support for travel for international conferences.

Bilkent University, located in suburban Ankara, was founded in 1984 as the first private research university in Turkey. The medium of instruction throughout the university is English. Focused primarily on graduate education, its Department of Turkish Literature has been an internationally recognized centre of excellence for teaching and research on Modern Turkish Literature since its establishment in 1998. In recent years, the Department has developed a particularly strong focus on comparative and transnational approaches to Modern Turkish and late Ottoman literature and culture.

More information about the Department can be found at:

Applicants should submit:

  • a letter of application;
  • sample publications (including at least one peer-reviewed article published in an internationally-recognized journal)
  • a description of interests in research and teaching;
  • relevant transcripts;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • contact information for 3 professional references.

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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