Jobs for Medievalists

Assistant Professor, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

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Faculty/Division: Arts & Science

The Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and the Celtic and Medieval Studies programs in St. Michael’s College, Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of medieval Celtic languages and literature.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the Old Irish and Middle Welsh languages and literature, and there will be a strong preference for applicants who also work with Hiberno- and Insular Latin sources.  Candidates are expected to have outstanding research records, with refereed publications, and to have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the requirements of the position, an established record of excellence in scholarly research and publication, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching.  We are seeking applicants who show a serious commitment to development of the undergraduate Celtic and Medieval Studies programs in St. Michael’s College, and to research-intensive graduate instruction and supervision within the Centre for Medieval Studies.  Medieval Studies at Toronto is a broadly interdisciplinary enterprise that offers the opportunity to work in collaboration with a wide range of departments and academic disciplines.  The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment between the Centre for Medieval Studies (51%) and St. Michael’s College (49%).  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College offer the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant universities in the world.

Please submit your application online by visiting Please see Job#1200873.  Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience.

Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to Prof. John Magee, Search Committee Chair, at by the closing date of Nov. 15, 2012.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies please visit our homepage at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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