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Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) for its program in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS). The program has a strong core faculty with interests in Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, and world literatures and cultures, creative writing, screen studies, and filmmaking.

The program is searching for a candidate with interests in comparative literature that pertain to South Asia and adjoining regions. Candidates should have an interest in literatures and cultures of languages such as Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi etc. and should be able to teach courses in their areas of research, participate in a team-taught core, and take on or develop new courses. Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit creative interests such as writing, filmmaking, and music. 


Applicants are ideally expected to have a Ph.D. by June 2024. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate students, achieve high standards of research, serve on departmental/university committees, and help expand the CLCS program at LUMS. As this is an on campus position starting in Fall 2024, the successful candidate will be expected to be physically on campus for teaching, research, and institutional responsibilities once the appointment begins.


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Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter along with the names of three referees to CLCS program coordinator Ms. Mehreen Jamil (mehreen.jamil by 31 January 2024. For detailed queries, please contact CLCS faculty members Dr. Maryam Wasif Khan ( and Dr. Fatima Fayyaz (


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