Assistant Professor of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (University of California, Los Angeles)

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 17th, 2018
Last review date: November 1st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 1st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Departments of French, Germanic, and Italian and the Scandinavian Section in the UCLA Division of Humanities are seeking to hire two (2) new faculty at the Assistant Professor level as part of an initiative to establish a new Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS). The ideal candidates will have expertise in transnational European contexts in any time period from the Middle Ages to today, have fluency in at least one of the above language traditions, while also being able to contribute in meaningful ways to a core curriculum. We are especially interested in applicants who work in literary studies, visual culture, film and media studies, digital / environmental / medical / urban humanities, and on critical thought and issues related to translation, diaspora and race, ethnic and religious minorities, migratory movements, and gender/sexuality. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2019).

To apply, please submit a cover letter (addressed to Professor & Chair Dominic Thomas), CV, three letters from external referees, two representative pieces of writing, and a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The deadline for all application materials is November 1, 2018 in order to ensure full consideration by the committee.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Representative Piece of Writing #1
  • Representative Piece of Writing #2
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

How to apply

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