The Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University invites applications for one or two faculty positions – open rank – beginning either spring semester 2018 (February 2018) or fall semester 2018 (September 2018). Applications are invited from candidates with primary fields in American Studies, American literature, American history, film studies, art history, theatre and drama, cultural studies, gender studies, the anthropology of American cultures, the sociology of popular culture in the U.S., and critical theory. Applicants should be able to teach one or more of our first and second year courses -- Introduction to American Studies, Methods and Texts, American Texts and Contexts, and the Survey of U.S. History -- as well as courses pertinent to the applicant’s specialty within the range of third and fourth year courses that we offer. We would prefer applicants who can work within interdisciplinary contexts; we are open to considering candidates with various fields and periods of specialization. Experience in teaching content-based English writing skills would be highly desirable.
Bilkent University, located in suburban Ankara, is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment. Research is a priority at Bilkent University, and the university supports research through travel grants to archives and conferences. Bilkent seeks to accommodate dual career couples. Bilkent is a vibrant international community; faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health and retirement benefits, as well as subsidized private school for faculty members' dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.