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Assistant Professor, Full-time Tenure Track

Bilkent University’s Faculty of Humanities and Letters announces multiple openings in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas. The CCI Program is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of scholars from diverse fields in the humanities and is primarily responsible for teaching a mandatory two-semester sequence course in literature and philosophy to most undergraduates at the university. Additional teaching opportunities, such as honors seminars or humanities electives arise occasionally.


  • Candidates should have a PhD in any field in the humanities completed before September 2021.
  • All applicants should have a publication record commensurate with their career stage and evidence of future research potential in their field.
  • We welcome those with excellent records of teaching at the college level and who enjoy engaging with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • In addition to specialized expertise in their own fields, candidates should demonstrate proficiency in teaching works of philosophy and literature from different eras and traditions, as well as a broad educational background in the humanities.
  • Scholars committed to interdisciplinary and comparative work, whether in their research or their teaching, are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience and interest in teaching text-based “Great Books” courses is also especially desirable.
  • Initial screening interviews will be held remotely via ZOOM or Skype


  • Expected starting date is September 1st, 2021.
  • Standard teaching load is 3-3 (one prep), with a teaching load reduction available in the first three years.
  • An active research agenda is expected. Support includes substantial funding for research, conference travel and potential for sabbatical leave following the third year.
  • Our service load tends to be modest, but each department member is expected to contribute.

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. Well-qualified couples are encouraged to apply. Applications are to be made online at: https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/CCI2020 . Complete applications must include a Curriculum Vitae, a letter of application specific to this position and a statement of teaching to be submitted online. Additionally, three confidential letters of reference must be sent to ccireflet@bilkent.edu.tr . For assistance, contact Dr. Mustafa Nakeeb, Coordinator, at mnakeeb@bilkent.edu.tr . Application deadline is 20 December, 2020 19:00 UTC+3.