Call For Applications: The Humanities

Sponsored by Bogazici University

The Humanities is a yearlong interdisciplinary survey, designed to introduce students to cultures east and west, ancient and modern which have, over time, impacted and interacted with their own culture, and thus to encourage critical reflection on this wider cultural heritage with emphasis on philosophy, literature, arts, political thought, science and religion. Readings in primary and secondary materials to analyze, compare and contrast ideas, paradigms, worldviews in ancient, classical and medieval civilizations.

The survey course, taught in English, explores the original contexts, legacies, and controversies surrounding texts that have defined, challenged and reimagined the humanistic tradition.  

The Humanities instructor appointments are for one year, beginning (September 1, 2016- July 31, 2017), and are renewable up to a third year in exceptional cases. Native command of English and a Ph.D. in a Humanities-related discipline are required. Candidates must have completed and obtained their doctoral degrees before the beginning of the post.  The instructors will have the status of Visiting Assistant Professor. 

Salary is 4600 Turkish Liras per month.  Furnished housing close to campus (utilities and apartment fee are paid by the occupant), travel expenses to and from Istanbul (at the beginning and end of the contract), and state health care are provided by the program.  Instructors are eligible to apply to the Dean's Office for research travel funding (which is a fixed sum) once per academic year.

Applicants submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three recommendation letters and a 1-2 page teaching statement on a specific text of "canonical" status and discuss how they would teach this text.

Applications should be sent to the Academic Coordinator of Humanities, Assist. Prof. Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik,, with copies to  Review of applications begin April 1, 2016, and continue until June 1, 2016.

Please see the course website for further information here.