Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in modern Arabic literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Ph.D. must be completed by the time of employment, and native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is required. The field of specialization within modern Arabic literature is open, though we especially encourage applications from candidates whose work is comparative in nature, engaging with literary texts and traditions in addition to Arabic.

Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching is essential, as is a commitment to fostering
an academic community based on the principles of diversity and inclusion. Interested candidates
should address these three areas in a letter of application, submitted alongside a curriculum vitae,
a dissertation abstract, an article-length sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of
recommendation. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio. Review of applications will
begin on November 1 st , 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. The Department is
keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages candidates from historically
underrepresented groups in higher education to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse
and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants
for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any
other legally protected status.


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