Assistant Professor of Humanities

Institution Name 
Bilkent University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
December 10, 2017

Bilkent University’s Faculty of Humanities and Letters announces multiple openings in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas. We seek candidates with a broad-based background in the humanities and expertise in any field in the study of literature, philosophy or culture.  Scholars committed to interdisciplinary and comparative work, and with proven excellence in teaching, are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching “Great Books” courses is a plus.   Standard teaching load is 3-3 (one prep), with a reduction available in the first year. Research support includes substantial funding for conference travel and potential for sabbatical leave following the third year. All candidates should have an active research agenda and hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by September 2018.  Bilkent University, located in Ankara, is the oldest independent non-profit research university in Turkey. All classes are conducted in English.  Salary is competitive and includes a fully-furnished and rent-free apartment on campus. Couples are encouraged to apply. Applications are to be made online at:

To apply please prepare:

1. Cover page (name, email address, department, year and institution of Ph. D. 
2. CV
3. A letter of application specific to this position
4. Three letters of reference
5. Statement of teaching philosophy

For assistance, contact Dr. Mustafa Nakeeb, Coordinator, at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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