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Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Letters

Bilkent University is seeking applications and nominations for the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Letters (FHL).

About Bilkent and FHL: Bilkent University is located in Ankara, Turkey’s metropolitan capital with daily direct flights to Istanbul and other major European cities. It is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment and is one of the best known Turkish universities; in recent rankings it is listed 28th in Times Higher Education’s 100 Under 50 list of the world’s best young universities. The language of instruction across the university is English. Bilkent is a vibrant international community with a symphony orchestra; faculty members come from 40 different countries. FHL is composed of the Departments of American Culture and Literature, Archaeology, English Language and Literature, Philosophy, Translation and Interpretation, and Turkish Literature as well as the Foreign Languages Unit and Programs in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas, and Conference Interpreting. Currently FHL accommodates about 650 undergraduate and graduate students.

The Dean is expected to have a distinguished  academic record corresponding to that of a full professor at Bilkent University. The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a vision for a faculty with diverse interests. The university administration is receptive to new ideas and vision the Dean is expected to bring. There will be opportunity of hiring at the junior and senior levels in FHL, with an eye towards both advancement of scholarly activity, and creation of new or modification of existing academic programs. International faculty candidates are also encouraged to apply as speaking Turkish is not a requirement for this position.

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. 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.

Evaluation of applications and nominations will begin on April 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, accompanied by complete curriculum vitae, should be sent to Professor Tuğrul Dayar (Associate Provost and Chair of the FHL Dean Search Committee), tugrul@bilkent.edu.tr for initial confidential screening.