Jobs for Medievalists

Assistant Professor of English Literature

The English Department of the University of New Hampshire invites applications for an assistant professor with a specialty in medieval English literature and Digital Humanities beginning in August 2015. UNH actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all.

The candidate should have his or her PhD in hand or a defense scheduled before July 2015. In addition to expertise in medieval English literature and Digital Humanities, experience in teaching composition, introduction to literary studies, and surveys of literature before 1800 is especially desirable (2/2 course load).

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to an increasingly diverse cultural, social and ethnic community by including issues of such diversity in their teaching of medieval texts. Although candidates are not required to have a research project that addresses these issues directly, they should have competency in talking with students about issues of gender, sexuality, class, religion, and race or ethnicity in medieval literature.

Candidates should apply online through the UNH jobsite at by 11:59 PM October 17, 2014.

Please upload the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and writing sample.

Please submit three (3) letters of recommendation. These can be sent confidentially via email to Ms. Sabina Foote (

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students. The full-time faculty of over 600 offers 90 undergraduate and more than-70 graduate programs.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

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