Jobs for Medievalists

Position/Title Rank:  Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream (Medieval History)
Faculty/Division:  Arts & Science
Departments:  Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of History, University of Toronto
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Deadline / Closing Date for Application: November 15, 2015

The Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of History, University of Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Medieval History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, to be held in the Centre for Medieval Studies (75%) and the Department of History (25%), and will begin on July 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in the field of Medieval History, and there will be a strong preference for applicants who focus on northern European history, 1000-1400. The successful candidate will also be able to teach medieval Latin language at the graduate level, and will be able to teach a graduate seminar on Diplomatics (critical analysis of historical documents). 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 evidence of excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, and endorsements from referees; previous university teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must also provide evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees.

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 (75%) and the Department of History (25%).  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant universities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting See job #1501220. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement outlining current and future research interests, representative writing sample, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy).

Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to Prof. Suzanne Akbari, Search Committee Chair, at by the closing date of November 15, 2015.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies or the Department of History, please visit our respective homepages at and

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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