Assistant Professor
Department of American Culture and Literature, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey)
December 1, 2018
Starting Date: 
September 1, 2019
Post date: September 14, 2018

The Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University invites applications for a faculty position on the Assistant Professor level beginning in fall semester 2019 (September 2019).  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, genres of American music, the anthropology of American cultures, the sociology of popular culture in the U.S., and critical theory.  The regular course load is 3/3, but new faculty may be granted a course load reduction during their first two years of teaching.  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 attempts 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.

Application Instructions 

Applicants must send a letter of application outlining preparation and interests in research and teaching (including a list of courses taught), curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s e-mail address), the names and contact information of at least three referees, and graduate transcripts via the Bilkent online application system (  All applications submitted before December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.   

For further information on the position, please contact Dennis Bryson, Chair, Department of American Culture and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, TR-06800, e-mail address:


Review Begins: 
October 15, 2018

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