Associate Professor or Full Professor of Modern Greek Studies

Institution Name 
University of Michigan
Position Rank 
Associate Professor
Area of Specialty 
Modern Greek Studies and Comparative Literature
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Modern Greek literature, theory, Mediterranean studies, cultural studies, performance studies, film and new media, translation, visual culture, critical heritage studies, diasporic studies
This position is 
Application Deadline 
October 1, 2017

MODERN GREEK STUDIES. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature have been authorized to make an appointment in Modern Greek Studies (C. P. Cavafy Endowed Chair) at the tenured level (Associate Professor or Full Professor) beginning September 1, 2018.

The candidate should be qualified to teach Modern Greek language and culture and comparative literature and to fully participate in the activities of both departments. Expertise may range from literature, theory, and cultural studies to studies in performance, film and new media, translation, visual culture, heritage, and classical receptions. Preference will be given to candidates whose published work indicates cross-disciplinary links between Modern Greek and wider geographical contexts such as the Mediterranean, Balkans, Middle East, and diasporic communities worldwide. The person who fills this position will hold an endowed chair (C. P. Cavafy Chair) with a joint appointment in Classical Studies and Comparative Literature, and become the Director of the Program in Modern Greek Studies.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria. In addition, demonstrated leadership or a high level of interest in program building and development are needed. The candidate will be expected to oversee the Modern Greek program in its curricular, scholarly, and outreach activities; to contribute to course offerings in both departments; to advise undergraduates and supervise graduate students in the relevant fields; and to work with donors, including the group that endowed the C. P. Cavafy Chair. As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of application how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities. 

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent and the publication record of a tenured professor at a research university. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to  Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

1.      Cover letter addressed to the Chair, Modern Greek Search Committee

2.      Curriculum Vitae

3.      Article or chapter-length writing sample

4.      Statement of teaching philosophy and experience

5.      Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)

6.      Statement of current and future research plans

7.      Names and contact information of suggested reviewers.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2017. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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