Jobs for Medievalists

Position/Title Rank:  Associate/Full Professor – Tenure Stream (Old English Language and Literature)
Faculty/Division:  University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science
Departments:  Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of English
Campus:  St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Deadline/Closing Date for Application:  December 1, 2015 

The Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto invites applications for the Cameron Professorship in Old English Language and Literature. This is a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to be held in the Centre for Medieval Studies (51%) and the Department of English (49%). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.

The successful incumbent for this position will demonstrate a deep commitment to the field of Old English language and literature, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. As the leader of a team of researchers and staff at the Dictionary of Old English, he/she will forge critical links between scholars of Old English language and literature at the University of Toronto and their counterparts at universities and research institutions across Canada and abroad. Candidates are required to have a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated evidence of research and teaching excellence in Old English and other relevant fields (e.g., Medieval Latin or Old Norse), and must be prepared to work with the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Office of Advancement on fundraising initiatives that support the Dictionary of Old English.

The Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of English offer the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in units that are committed to studying both medieval culture and English language and literature in historical depth and geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Centre and the Department reflect that diversity in their approach to English as a world language. The Centre and Department are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in both these areas.  Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, and endorsements from referees. 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. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting See job # 1501205. 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).

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

Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to Prof. Suzanne Akbari, Search Committee Chair, at by the closing date of December 1, 2015.

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of English or the Dictionary of Old English, please visit our respective home pages:, 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 the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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