Jobs for Medievalists

Assistant Professor of Pre-1800 English Literature

The Missouri State University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English whose specialty is pre-1800 English Literature. Applicants must be able to teach courses in Old English, Medieval Literature, and History of the English Language. Teaching responsibilities will also include upper-level and graduate courses as well as introductory and general education courses in literature. Applicants should have a strong secondary interest in one of the following: Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, Drama, or Trans-Atlantic/World Literature. The position requires student advising, an active research agenda (including publication), and engagement in service activities. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Ph.D. in English (or closely related field); ABD considered with completion of degree by December 31, 2016; evidence of potential for significant scholarship and teaching effectiveness. Applicants should specialize in pre-1800 English Literature and demonstrate interest in online and/or blended teaching.

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Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: cover letter; curriculum vitae; transcripts (unofficial); three letters of recommendation, and 15 to 25 page writing sample.

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Review of Applications will begin on January 18, 2016, and continue until finalists are identified.

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