Jobs for Medievalists

Assistant Professor – Medieval Literature – Spanish & Portuguese and Other Humanities-Based Programs

Recruitment Period

Open October 26th, 2016 through November 28th, 2016


The University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Medieval literature, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

The position entails broad competence in literary studies, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record, and excellence in teaching. Principal area of focus is the Iberian Peninsula, with optional complimentary specializations in French, Provencal Latin, Arabic, or Hebrew, allowing for a joint appointment with the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, and another department in the Humanities. Final departmental affiliations will depend upon the expertise and qualifications of the candidate. We welcome all critical approaches and scholarly interests as long as the work has a comparative component, and all applicants must demonstrate serious interest and ability to work in more than one language and literature.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application): The minimum basic qualification to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of all PhD, or equivalent degree, requirements except the dissertation.

The dissertation must be filed within one year of the start date of the appointment.

Additional Qualifications (by start date): Native or near-native fluency in Spanish or French and English, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating clear evidence of scholarly potential. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the departments of the joint appointment.

To apply please go to the following link: –, and submit a cover letter (applicants should discuss their research and teaching interests), a Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Additional statements of research and teaching are optional, as well as a statement of contributions to diversity (statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service).
Candidates under serious consideration will be asked to provide a writing sample if selected for further review.

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