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American University of Kuwait (KWT) - Asst. Prof. of English in Medieval Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English invites applications for two faculty positions in Medieval Literature and Modern Studies (Rank open). The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience teaching college-level courses with a commitment to lower-division teaching. Requirements: (1) Ph.D. in English or a related field preferred by the time of the appointment begins; (2) ability to teach introductory survey courses and writing classes. We are seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Experience in the American educational system is preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected.

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private university in Kuwait organized on the U.S. model of undergraduate liberal arts education. The medium of instruction is English. The University is accredited by the Council for Private Universities of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. AUK also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.  AUK admitted its first students in September 2004 and currently has approximately 2,500 students and over 120 UG faculty members. 

The University is seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.  American education, teaching experience, and scholarly activities are preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected.  Faculty rank will be determined by the candidate’s degree and previous employment history. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.

AUK offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as an attractive and comprehensive benefits package. There is no personal income tax, and US citizens may be eligible to take advantage of the IRS foreign tax exclusion.  AUK is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century in the region.

Contracts are issued for 3 years and are renewable.

Application Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to CASfaculty@auk.edu.kw (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). The package should contain the following:

1) Cover letter, detailing the candidate’s specific interest in AUK, and how the candidate’s past experience provides a suitable basis for performance in the position for which they are applying;
2) A current CV.
3) Statements on teaching goals and philosophy, research and service.
4) Copies of teaching evaluations if available.

5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees.

6) Two recent publications or two writing samples;

In completing your application, please quote the position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be received prior to October 14, 2019.


Deadline: 13 October 2019 (Arabia Standard Time, UTC+3)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Bates College (USA:ME): Faculty Position: Classical and Medieval Studies[edit | edit source]

Location: Lewiston, Maine

Open Date: Sep 4, 2019 The Program in Classical and Medieval Studies, Bates College in Lewiston Maine, invites applications for an approved Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies (300-1500 CE) to begin August 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with significant interdisciplinary training who can teach a broad range of topics, such as the history and culture of Late Antiquity and medieval societies and/or the interactions of Western European, Byzantine and Islamic cultures. The candidate will also be expected to teach introductory medieval and/or classical Latin, although we do not assume prior classroom experience in teaching language.  Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching marginalized and underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply. Research and teaching areas are open, but we welcome scholars who interrogate existing methodological and theoretical orientations of Medieval Studies to examine issues of equality, power, difference, and identity; who work in Digital Humanities; or who consider links between the past and the contemporary world.

The annual teaching load is five semester courses. The successful candidate will develop a curriculum that complements the existing curricular and scholarly strengths of the Classical and Medieval Studies Program, and those of the Department of History. Responsibilities include a one-semester survey of medieval history, upper-division thematic courses, senior thesis advising, and some Latin instruction—medieval and/or classical.  Alternatively, Koine or Byzantine Greek will be considered. Responsibilities may also include a course on historical methods.

The college and the Program in Classical and Medieval Studies are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We welcome applications from those with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, equity, and the transformative power of our differences, in the classroom, college, and community. The search committee expects candidates who can contribute to this goal to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

A new Faculty Diversity and Renewal grant from the Mellon foundation has made it possible for the College to offer a Post-Doctoral Fellowship to qualified candidates.  This would mean that the successful applicant would teach a two-course load during the first year (one course per semester), which would then segue into the tenure track assistant professorship in year two.  To that end, and in furtherance of academic excellence, Bates seeks applications from individuals from groups underrepresented in the professoriate, including African Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans; Alaska Natives; Native Hawaiians; other Pacific Islanders; Asian Americans; first generation college students; individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages;  individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, creative work, service, and leadership in the academy.

Those eligible candidates who have already applied, and who wish to be considered for this additional opportunity, may indicate their interest by email to dohiggin@bates.edu.  They do not need to submit a second application.

Qualifications Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed, or nearly complete.

Application Instructions The review of applications will begin on December 1.  Interviews will be scheduled beginning in January 2020.  Please submit a letter stating your qualifications, both scholarly and pedagogical, for this position as well as your interest in teaching at a small liberal arts college such as Bates College; a scholarly writing sample of no less than 20 pages (such as a dissertation chapter, an article in any stage of publication); a teaching statement that includes your training and experience in teaching a wide range of marginalized and underrepresented students through active learning strategies; and a sample syllabus or course outline. After candidates have been selected for an initial video-conference, they will be asked to submit letters of reference. Those not selected at this time will be notified. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Questions about the position and our process may be directed to search committee chair Laurie O’Higgins at dohiggin@bates.edu.

Deadline: December 1

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

California State University, Fullerton (USA:CA) - Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Medieval Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature. Appointment to begin in Fall 2020.

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Medieval literature with a secondary teaching expertise in Early Modern literature. Scholars with comparative or transnational approaches, or theoretical interests in race, gender, sexuality, or disability studies are especially encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to teach a range of courses in all areas of the English and Comparative Literature majors, at the upper-division and graduate (M.A.) levels, as well as lower-division, introductory, and general education courses. Of particular importance will be the ability to teach Chaucer, Shakespeare, and British literature survey courses, along with advanced studies in medieval literature in English and transnational perspectives. Faculty generally teach 3 classes per semester. A reduced teaching load is provided for the first two years. Evidence of an active research program and high-quality teaching is required.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The person in this position will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field is required by August 2020
    • ABDs must show evidence of degree completion prior to appointment
  • Specialization in Medieval Literature
  • Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Evidence of successful, high-quality teaching
  • Active research program with demonstrated evidence of, or clear potential for, high-quality peer-reviewed publication
  • Potential for collegial participation in departmental, campus, and disciplinary communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first‐generation college students
  • Demonstrated contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary specialization in Early Modern Literature

Appointment Date August 2020

Application Procedure A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/ to apply for requisition #493609, and provide the following required materials:

  1. Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process; Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected)
  4. Writing sample of no more than 25 pages
  5. Diversity statement: Statement addressing past and/or future contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service (approximately one to two pages, single spaced)
  6. A list of three references with relevant contact information
    • Semi-finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
    • Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Stephen Mexal, Chair of the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at smexal@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-3163.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.

Deadline: 1 October 2019 (US Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received: 10/1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/14 (x4)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled (10/23)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 11/15 -- Did anyone else notice that CSU Fullerton relisted this job on ChronicleVitae on 11/12?

I contacted the department head and he said it was an HR decision and he wasn't sure why they did it.

Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature (Grade 7 or 8).  The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in the field of later medieval literature and culture, as well as the ability to teach Old English language and literature and the history of the language. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in the history of ideas and in the intersections of medieval literature with other discourses and periods.  This might include the connections of medieval literature with medieval science, philosophy, medicine, psychology and/or visual culture, with cognitive studies, and/or with later literature and culture.  An ability to contribute to transhistorical research themes and to teaching in other periods will also be welcome. The successful candidate will join and contribute to a department with existing strengths in many aspects of medieval literature and culture, including romance, Arthurian literature, early Middle English and Old Norse. 

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of the literature and culture of the medieval period and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. S/he will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and to engage with the University’s research centres and institutes, including the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.  S/he will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

In the UK University system this is classed as a permanent role with a full open ended contract.

Deadline: 6 December 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Longlisted / references contacted 1/29

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 7 Feb. 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Fairmont State University (USA:WV) - Assistant Professor of English, Medieval (PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Language and Literature at Fairmont State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in English position. Primary responsibility will be to teach a 4/4 load. Teaching load will ordinarily include first-year composition and a sophomore literature class. Upper-level classes include Chaucer and the literature of the Middle Ages.  

Fairmont State University does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression/association, national origin, age, height, weight, religion, creed, genetic information, disability or veteran's status, as identified and defined by law in employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Minorities/Women/Veterans/those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Fairmont State University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted: 23 October 2019)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/31 via phone x2;

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

2/18: Has anyone been contacted for a campus interview yet?


^-- Nope, not yet. I have to imagine those invitations will go out today or tomorrow if they want to make offers by the end of the month.


2/25 Has anyone heard anything about campus interviews yet?

2/25 Haven't heard anything at all. When you phone interviewed, did you inquire about timeline for the next stage?


2/25 They just said they would make a decision that Friday, 2/14. -Then, it's probably safe to count this one out.


2/27: They filled the position. They are now conducting campus visits for a generalist position and seem to be drawing from the pool of candidates from the medievalist search.

James Madison University (USA: VA) - Assistant Professor of English, Medieval Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Medieval Studies, to begin in fall 2020. We are especially interested in candidates whose work engages digital humanities and/or the Global Middle Ages.  Secondary fields may also include the environmental humanities, manuscript studies, and/or women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, among other fields.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory survey courses in early British literature serving the General Education curriculum, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses in medieval literature as well as their research focus. The English faculty does not teach freshman composition. This position carries a 3/2 teaching load. The Ph.D. is required in hand by the summer of 2020.

The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. In addition to summarizing the candidate’s research interests, the cover letter should describe ways in which the candidate can contribute to the diversity of the classroom, program, and university.

We will begin reviewing applications on December 5, and plan to conduct Skype interviews of finalists on January 6 and 7. Applicants MUST apply online at: https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/6671. Applicants should upload letter of application, vita, scholarly writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation directly to Joblink.

A teaching dossier (course syllabi, classroom observations, assignments, and summaries of course evaluations, if available) will be requested from all finalists. Direct questions about this search to Dr. Mark Rankin (rankinmc@jmu.edu).

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion, and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents, and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The University is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Deadline: December 5, 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 12/18

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/3

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Rejection after preliminary interview stated that the position has now been filled (2/3).

Oklahoma State University (USA:OK) - Assistant Professor, British Literature and Culture Pre-1500[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor in British Literature and culture, pre-1500. Applicants focusing in any genre, critical approach, or across fields in this historical period are welcome. Scholars with interests in digital studies, the global premodern, and gender studies would complement strengths both within the department and across the College of Arts and Sciences. The faculty member would teach two courses a semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels, primarily focusing on medieval and early modern literature, and conduct research in their field of specialization. The English Department and the College of Arts and Sciences provide ample opportunity to define an individual research agenda, and the University is a member of the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium. Course Load: 1/2 in first year, 2/2 in subsequent years.

For further information on the department see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2019.  We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled.  Submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, teaching philosophy, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript through Interfolio using this link apply.interfolio.com/68818.

Deadline: 17 November 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-6)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled (11/26)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: email received 12/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 1/25

Offer accepted: 2/8

NOTES: Congrats!!

SUNY Geneseo (NY) - Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Literatures[edit | edit source]

The English Department's innovative program is committed to collaborative learning and self-reflection. Our flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum encourages faculty to design original courses and students to approach literature from multiple critical and cultural perspectives. We aspire to produce students who are critical thinkers and ethical citizens of the world. To learn more about our department visit: https://www.geneseo.edu/english

We are seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in global medieval literatures beginning August 2020. Given Geneseo's mission to embrace diversity and pluralism and to encourage global awareness and engagement, we welcome applicants who will challenge and complicate student assumptions about the Middle Ages. The successful candidate will enable the English Department to offer courses in medieval literatures that incorporate global perspectives, will contribute to Geneseo's interdisciplinary Medieval Studies minor, and will expand the humanities general education requirement.

The department consists of eighteen full-time faculty who teach courses in literature, creative writing, comparative literature, and film studies, as well as staffing courses in American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Black Studies. English faculty typically teach 4-credit courses, alternating each year between a 2-2 and a 2-3 load.

Applicants should upload a cover letter that addresses the qualifications, a CV, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages. The teaching portfolio should consist of one or two representative syllabi, preferably on medieval literatures; guidelines for two or three effective assignments; one or two teaching observations from colleagues (if available); a summary of student evaluations for two or three classes (if available).

The initial review of applications will be based on the cover letter and CV. In addition, applicants should be prepared to supply contact information (email address) for three references. (Interfolio users should review instructions on Confidential Letter Uploads at interfolio.com.) References will be invited to submit a letter of recommendation only when an applicant is under consideration for an initial interview.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by November 1, 2019. The search committee anticipates conducting Skype interviews in late January. Campus interviews will likely be conducted in mid-February.

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/20 x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Can someone from the search committee confirm whether there is/or is not an "inside" candidate, or whether this is/or is not a job created for an existing Visiting position? A basic search of faculty reveals there to be current VAP that would, on paper, fit this call. 

Yeah I saw that too. Definitely a "bad look" either way––if it is a sham job ad, imagining having to be the inside candidate in the end, and having to work with people who put you through a national search only to hire you anyway? Imagine if at best there's just a lack of honesty about it all or myopia about the market, then imagine being the person already there and feeling invested via the labor already put into the curriculum, working with students, colleagues, etc., only to have the rug pulled from under you? I hope the best situation is that maybe someone left, they could only get a VAP line for an interim period, and now this is the real job ad. I do wish there was more transparency though. I'd applaud the committee that would straight up say, "Hey, the situation is this..." 

The post says "The search committee anticipates conducting Skype interviews in late January. Campus interviews will likely be conducted in mid-February." Has anyone heard anything?

^-- 2/7- I haven't heard a thing from them. Nor have I heard about anyone getting an interview. I suspect we can write this one off as a rejection. [x2]

University of Houston (USA:TX) - Assistant Professor, Medieval Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medieval literature. Applicants should demonstrate research and teaching expertise in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and a broad range of non-Chaucerian Middle English texts, Arthurian texts, continental medieval literatures and knowledge of languages most relevant to the study of English medieval literature in its European context: Latin, Old French, German. The successful candidate will have a strong, developing research profile, with an established publication record; they will also have evidence of effective teaching, with possible nods to classes with community-based research, digital platforms, or innovative pedagogical designs.

The University of Houston is the premier, tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation's fourth largest city and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Translation Studies, Empire Studies, Poetics, and Teaching of English as an Additional Language. At the undergraduate level, we offer a concentration in Applied Linguistics and a soon-to-be-approved minor in Writing Studies. In addition to the English Department's strengths, the University of Houston's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers strong programs in Modern and Classical Languages (with faculty in Classical, Translation, and Jewish Studies) and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Complete applications should include the following items: letter of application; current curriculum vitae; dissertation or book abstract; one scholarly writing sample of no more than twenty (20) pages (a dissertation chapter, for example, or an article); evidence of effective teaching (a summary of teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or a teaching philosophy); and a copy of graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until position is filled.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Ph.D. must be in hand by the time the position begins in Fall 2020.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC+5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Lincoln (EU:UK:Eng) - Professor of Medieval Studies[edit | edit source]

Lincoln is one of Britain’s most beautiful small cities, crowned by its medieval cathedral and Norman castle. Within this context, the University of Lincoln is an institution which looks to the future with strong links to its past, addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by a changing world. Under the leadership of Professor Mary Stuart, Lincoln has grown in strength and impact. Research impact has grown through significant investment in infrastructure and capability. It has also expanded from 8,000 students to over 15,000, working closely with students to continually improve their experience. 

In the last decade, Medieval Studies has become a major focus for historical research at the University, and we now wish to appoint a Chair of Medieval Studies to further develop this work, growing the impact and reach of the Medieval Studies Research Centre. Housed within the College of Arts, and with access to the University’s Institute of Advanced Studies, the Centre builds on the already strong relationships with key partners such as Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. The Centre draws in colleagues across the UK and internationally to create a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholarship. Reporting to Professor John Morrison, Head of Lincoln School of History & Heritage, the ideal candidate will have an international reputation in a relevant area of Medieval Studies, with a proven track record of high-quality publication and successful grant applications. Candidates with a research interest in the history of late medieval England/Northern Europe who are able to make use of our rich local holdings in their research are particularly welcome.

The University of Lincoln is an ambitious institution currently in a period of significant growth.We hope very much that you will join us at this exciting moment in our history.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Lincoln on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference KJXI.

Please contact Belinda Beck at Saxton Bampfylde on 0207 227 0880 to arrange an informal conversation about this opportunity.  

Applications will close at midnight on Thursday 24th October 2019.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on the 17th December 2019.

Deadline: 24 October 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Yale University (USA:CT) - Assistant Professor of English in Medieval Literature[edit | edit source]

The Yale University Department of English seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar at the rank of assistant professor specializing in medieval literature.  Scholarship may focus on any area of Medieval Studies, with particular attention to work that expands the reach and engagement of the field. 

We are primarily interested in scholars who specialize in later Middle English, though applications from scholars of early Middle English are also welcome.  We seek applicants with research interests that might include (though are not confined to) the following areas: the theory and history of sexuality; ecocriticism and environmental studies; the global Middle Ages; digital humanities and media studies; contemporary and historical approaches to literary criticism and theory; Latin intellectual culture; Piers Plowman; manuscript studies; and/or topics addressing diversity in race/ethnicity, gender, and other categories of identity.

Candidates should demonstrate an exceptional capacity for original scholarship, a strong commitment to energetic and innovative teaching, and a willingness to work collaboratively to help promote research in medieval studies within and beyond Yale. The Ph.D. or equivalent degree at time of hire is required.

All applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of research interests, at least three letters of reference, and a 20-page writing sample prepared for anonymous reading at http://apply.interfolio.com/67884. Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. Please contact search committee chair, Prof. Ardis Butterfield (ardis.butterfield@yale.edu), or chair’s assistant, Sarah Harford (sarah.harford@yale.edu) with any questions.

Medievalists at Yale are members not only of their appointing departments, but also of the PhD-granting Program in Medieval Studies, which brings together scholars from across the humanistic disciplines for events such as an annual lecture series and a work-in-progress lunch.  Research in medieval studies is also well-supported by university collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the especially rich holdings of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, including the Takamiya deposit of late medieval English manuscripts.  Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/13x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): interview request (MLA) 12/12

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 01/16; 1/17

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: (2/27) I'm not an applicant, but can say for those still waiting that an offer was made and accepted, and that the position has been filled.

Rowan University (USA:NJ) - Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Literatures[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Rowan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position specializing in global medieval literatures, with secondary teaching strengths in early modern British literature. We welcome specialists with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in any area of global medieval studies, including multicultural and transnational studies, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, science and medicine, and/or environmental studies. We are seeking a colleague with an innovative research and teaching agenda that emphasizes comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to medieval literatures and cultures.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the British Literature I and Shakespeare I surveys and the introductory critical methods sequence, as well as upper-level seminars and electives in medieval literatures and/or Old English literature (in translation). At Rowan, the English Department is literature-based; Composition, Creative Writing, and Film are housed in departments in a separate College. A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first five years and can be renewed annually thereafter with evidence of continuing scholarship.

Excellent teaching (including a willingness to develop and teach online and interdisciplinary courses), a record of peer-reviewed scholarship, and a commitment to academic service are required for tenure.

Candidates should have:

A Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2020.
Evidence of teaching excellence and an active research agenda.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Writing sample, teaching statement, LORs requested (11/11)

  • These were requested from me at the time of application. Not sure if 11/11 poster just didn't include them originally, but they were all part of the initial application request on my end. 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): confirmed 12/5--MLA and Skype interviews both offered.

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/21

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NOTES: 1/27: Has anyone been invited for a campus visit? I was told they would be issuing invitations almost right after MLA. I assume not hearing means I am out of the running, but have not heard back in the negative either.


1/27--same boat as above; I assume radio silence means we're not getting asked, unfortunately. 

University of Notre Dame (USA:IN) - Open-Rank Professorship, Digital Humanities and Pre-Modern Studies[edit | edit source]

The College of Arts & Letters at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a professor of digital humanities and pre-modern studies at any rank. The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar in her or his field with a strong record of innovative research and teaching or, in the case of an appointment at the rank of assistant professor, a scholar with promise of excellence in research and teaching. The appointment will be made to the department in the college relevant to the successful candidate's research.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. (or the equivalent) in the humanities and a reputation of scholarly achievement sufficient for appointment in a relevant department in the College of Arts and Letters (Art History, Classics, English, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, Theology); a well-established reputation in digital humanities scholarship, with a specialization in any discipline of ancient, medieval, or early modern European/Mediterranean studies; and a successful record of external funding to support digital humanities research

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in her or his department of appointment and participate in the growing community of digital humanities scholars at Notre Dame. Potential for collaboration with Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute and its faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate programs is especially desirable. 

Application Instructions

All applicants are required to apply via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/68737

All applicants must submit a letter of interest and a C.V.

Junior candidates (ABD, postdoc, assistant professors) must submit a writing sample and a document containing the names and email addresses of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:

Prof. Thomas E. Burman
Chair, Digital Humanities/Pre-Modern Studies search committee
College of Arts and Letters
University of Notre Dame
tburman@nd.edu

Deadline: 14 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Converse College (USA: SC) - Assistant Professor of English, Medieval[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to begin fall 2020. The Assistant Professor of English will teach medieval literature, history of the English language, grammar, and composition with secondary interests in some of the following areas: literary criticism, ecocriticism and environmental literatures, 18th-Century literature, comparative literatures, disability studies, and/or an interest in digital humanities or new media studies. Applicants must have a doctorate in hand by August 2020.

GENERAL: Converse College is a private, women’s single-gender liberal arts college with an enrollment of ~ 1,250 traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and co-ed graduate students. Converse College believes that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Applicants should submit the employment application online as well as submit a letter with statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review; official copies are required for employment) to anita.rose@converse.edu.

For full consideration, review of complete applications begins March 13, 2020.

Deadline: 13 March 2020 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-6)

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NOTES: (3/17) Received word from the search chair that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee has been approved to continue the search as planned, although the timeline is hazy and interviews may take place virtually. x3

(3/18) Per an email from the search chair, the search has been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19. x2 (sigh)

Fairmont State University (USA:WV) - Assistant Professor of English, Medieval[edit | edit source]

The Department of Language and Literature at Fairmont State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in English position. Primary responsibility will be to teach a 4/4 load. Teaching load will ordinarily include first-year composition and a sophomore literature class. Upper-level classes include Chaucer and the literature of the Middle Ages.  

Fairmont State University does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression/association, national origin, age, height, weight, religion, creed, genetic information, disability or veteran's status, as identified and defined by law in employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Minorities/Women/Veterans/those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Fairmont State University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

Deadline: 15 January 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-6)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/17

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Visiting Positions / Limited Term Positions - 2019-2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in Medieval Literature[edit | edit source]

Working arrangements: The role is full time and fixed term (1 September 2019 – 31 August   2020)

Start Date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 September 2019

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the fixed-term role of Lecturer in Medieval Literature. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the field of later medieval literature and culture, with the ability to teach Old English language and literature, and the history of the language. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with interests in the history of ideas and in the intersections of medieval literature with other discourses and periods.

Apply here.

Deadline: 22 July 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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Fairmont State University (USA:WV) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Medieval[edit | edit source]

Classification Title Faculty  Working Title Temporary Assistant Professor of English (*TERM)  Requisition Number 20190119  Type of Position Temporary Faculty  Benefits Eligible? Yes  Grant Funded Position? No  If faculty position, tenure track? 3 - Faculty, not tenure eligible  If faculty position, rank? 3 - Temporary Assistant Professor  Appointment Length Aug - May (9 mo)  Duties and Responsibilities The Department of Language and Literature at Fairmont State University invites applications for a one-year, renewable, temporary assistant professor in English. Primary responsibility will be to teach a 4/4 load. Teaching load will ordinarily include first-year composition and a sophomore literature class. Upper-level classes include Chaucer and the literature of the Middle Ages.  Minimum Required Education Earned PhD in English Literature. Specialization in Medieval Literature required.  Required Licenses and/or Certifications N/A  Minimum Qualifications Earned PhD in English Literature. Specialization in Medieval Literature required.  Preferred Qualifications Medievalist with competence as a generalist; preferred specializations in Early Modern Literature, Medieval reception of classical literature, textual studies, and Book History. Preference given to candidates with strong record of teaching, scholarship, and proficiency in Old and Middle English, Latin and Greek.  Quick Link www.fairmont.pierpontjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=63297  Department 018: Dept of Language and Literature (FSU)  Employment Location Main Campus, Fairmont  Position will report to Chair, Language and Literature  Anticipated Hire Date Fall 2019  Notes To Applicants All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted.  Please note that candidates invited to interview are required to bring copies of all academic transcripts to the interview event. 

Source: Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Rolling as of 17 June 2019

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Queen Mary University, London (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in Medieval Literature (Fixed Term)[edit | edit source]

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences.  The English Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework.

The Department wishes to appoint a fixed term Lecturer in Medieval Literature. Applicants should hold a PhD in Medieval Literature (or equivalent qualification/experience) and already have relevant teaching experience in the field. We are looking for a Medieval Literature specialist who can teach specialist Medieval modules. Modules to be taught may include: Literatures in Time, Heroes and Outlaws in History and Fiction: 1100-1600 and Arthurian Literature from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Game of Thrones

The post is full time for a period of 12 months, starting from 1 January 2020. Starting salary will be on the Academic and Education Grade 5 scale at £42,433 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, occupational pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

This post is available as a result of maternity leave, and it is expected that the role will run for a period of 12 months. However, should the substantive post-holder exercise their right to return to work earlier, then this appointment may be ended early, subject to a notice period of one month.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Rachael Gilmour, Head of English, at r.h.gilmour@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at www.sed.qmul.ac.uk

Details about the English Department can be found at www.english.qmul.ac.uk

Further details and an application form can be found at: www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies

The closing date for applications is 30th October 2019

Interviews will take place soon thereafter

Deadline: 30 October 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

Acknowledgment received: Yes. "Please note ALL applicants will be informed of the progression of their application via e-mail, once the shortlisting process has been completed." No more information as of 20 November 2019.

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University of Nottingham (EU:UK:Eng) - Assistant Professor in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (Fixed-term)[edit | edit source]

The School of English is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (teaching focussed) to provide cover for a member of staff on British Academy funded research leave.

The successful candidate will undertake teaching in more than one of the areas of Old English, Middle English and early Modern English studies in the School of English, and will contribute more widely to the School’s teaching activities. 

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area of English language and literature, with expertise in the culture, history and literature of the period(s). A proven track record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on live and distance programmes is essential, covering some (preferably more than one) of the following topics: language, literature and culture of medieval and early Modern England; research methods in medieval studies. 

Further information about the School is available at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/English

This is a fixed-term post available from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered. Salary is £36261 to £39609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the head of Medieval Language and Literature, Dr Paul Cavill, email: paul.cavill@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

Deadline: 31 August 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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University of Oxford (EU:UK:Eng) - Departmental Lecturer in English Literature (650-1550)[edit | edit source]

Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford, Jesus College, Turl St, Oxford; and Oriel College, Oriel Square, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £34,189 p.a.

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, in association with Jesus College and Oriel College, is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer. This is a 1-year fixed-term teaching and research appointment in English Literature, with a core focus on medieval literature. The purpose of the post is to cover the Faculty and College teaching of Dr Marion Turner, who will be on research leave funded by the Leverhulme Trust. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up their post on 1 January 2020.

The postholder will be expected to provide 8 hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching per week for the College, and up to 16 hours of Faculty lectures or classes per year. The Faculty teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate lecturing on Troilus and Criseyde (the set commentary text) in particular. The postholder will also undertake dissertation supervision, examining, and the normal duties of a college tutor, including admissions.

The successful candidate must possess or be near to completing a doctorate in medieval English Literature or a related field and must have experience of undergraduate teaching and possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. They should also have a research and publication record, appropriate to their career stage, in English literature.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process. Two references will be requested for shortlisted candidates.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 September 2019. Interviews will be held in Oxford on Thursday 3 October 2019.

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=141839

Deadline: 6 September 2019 (Noon UK Time, UTC+0)

Acknowledgment received: 1

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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