Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature

Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri invites applicants for a Professor of Practice faculty position in Comparative Literature to teach in our graduate and undergraduate programs, advise in these programs, and supervise graduate student instructors. Additionally, the appointee will assume a variety of administrative responsibilities related to the graduate and undergraduate programs, such as the advising of PhD students, majors and minors, and organizing and coordinating departmental activities and events. Summer duties include recruitment of PhD students and advertising for the International Writers track in Comparative Literature and program planning as well as graduate exams and advising, the regular semester teaching load will be two standard courses per semester. We seek applicants with an established record of publication across the genres fiction, poetry, and translation and who are well connected in the publishing world. A deep knowledge of international publishing opportunities and an understanding of the contemporary global literary scene including trends, venues, prizes and the marketplace and prior experience teaching creative writing to international student is expected. Candidate must have native/near native fluency in English and two additional languages and be a published creative writer with published works in more than one language. Applicants should possess a PhD in Comparative Literature or related field. Applicants should include a statement on diversity and inclusion; CV; evidence of teaching excellence (such as course syllabi and teaching evaluations); and the names and contact information of two to three references. Applicants can view original ad and apply at, reference number 50429. Applications can also be emailed in a single file to