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Open Positions - Specialist Series

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $53,100-$90,000, depending on education and experience. See Specialist Series – Represented Fiscal Year.
Review timeline: August 2023

Application Window

Open date: July 27, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Aug 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

Specialist positions are occasionally available throughout the year in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. These positions are sponsored by and dependent on available funding from faculty members within the department. For a listing of current faculty and their research interests, please see: Degree Requirements: Junior Specialist: Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree, at minimum, by date of employment. Assistant Specialist and Associate Specialist: Applicants must possess a Master's or Ph.D. degree by date of employment. Specialist: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree by date of employment. All applicants must have applicable training in one or more of the department’s disciplines. Salary and rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Positions may be full or part time depending on available funding and needs. Interested candidates can find specific application requirements and the online application at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

For Junior Specialist, a B.A. in Comparative Literature or related field. For Assistant or Associate Specialist, a Masters or Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or related field.
For Specialist, a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA