Jobs for Medievalists

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in medieval English literature and culture beginning in the fall of 2013.  Exceptional candidates in all subfields will be given serious consideration. We welcome candidates whose areas of expertise connect to one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs or to the larger community of medieval and early modern scholars at the College.  Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to research, a promise of successful scholarly engagement, and dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.  Bowdoin has highly motivated students, a two-course per semester teaching load, a junior sabbatical leave policy, competitive salary, and excellent support for faculty research. Ph.D. must be in hand upon beginning appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit to submit letter of application, c.v., writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 30% students of color, 4% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.  Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.  We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners.  To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.  For further information about the college and the department, see our website at

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