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Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Postdoctoral Instructor in Early Modern Literature and the Classical Tradition

Applications Due:
November 1, 2023


The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructor position beginning Fall 2024. We welcome applications from candidates working on the (neo-) Latin and/or Greek context of early modern English literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two (ten-week) undergraduate courses in the first year of appointment and three in the second year. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

Interested candidates should apply electronically by uploading a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, a current CV, and a sample of original written work. Candidates unable to apply electronically may send the above materials to: Chair, Early Modern Literature Postdoc Search, HSS 101-40 Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. Applicants should also submit a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2023.

Hiring Salary: $68,000

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and more. Learn more about our benefits and who is eligible.

Questions about the application process may be directed to [email protected].

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a cover letter;
    • a research statement;
    • a teaching statement;
    • a current CV;
    • and a sample of original written work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral positions are term appointments with specific renewal requirements.