The Program in Literature at Duke University invites applications for two Assistant or Associate professor positions in Theory, broadly conceived. We seek colleagues whose work explicitly reconceptualizes the critical value of theory today by rethinking the foundations of theoretical inquiry and by forging connections among some of the fields of modern thought that orient our research and teaching: literary and cultural studies, philosophy, political theory, decoloniality and post-colonial theory, film and media studies, gender and sexuality studies, critical race and ethnic studies, psychoanalytic theory, the environmental humanities, and science studies. Priority for one position will be given to scholars working in Latinx Studies. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, 25-page writing sample, statement of current and future research, and three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted on or before November 1, 2022. The intended start date for both positions is July 1, 2023.
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