Jobs for Medievalists

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Medieval Iberian Studies

Req # 03884

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in medieval Iberian studies, to begin July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has vibrant graduate and undergraduate programs in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, and offers instruction in Catalan, Portuguese, and Spanish. We seek a colleague who will contribute to intellectual conversations and collaborations within and beyond the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, for instance in connection to the University’s many interdisciplinary centers and workshops. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: critical race studies, gender studies, religious studies, intellectual history, multi-lingualism, border and migration studies, manuscript and material culture.

The normal teaching load for an Assistant Professor is four courses per year, plus advising and committee responsibilities. The successful candidate is expected to teach in the University’s common core, to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in literature and culture, as well as graduate courses related to their area of expertise. They will have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish. Proficiency in one or more of the medieval languages of the Iberian peninsula is also very desirable. Candidates are required to have their PhD in Spanish literature, Medieval Studies, or a related field. All requirements for the PhD must be completed prior to the start of the appointment. The deadline for applications is November 10, 2018.

Applications must be submitted to requisition #03884 through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website:, and must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a research statement that addresses current research as well as future plans for research; 3) a teaching statement that addresses experience or plans for teaching at both the undergraduate and the graduate level; 4) a curriculum vitae; 5) two samples of scholarly writing (one each in English and in Spanish or another peninsular language), for instance a published or forthcoming article, or a dissertation chapter; 6) three letters of recommendation. All candidate-authored materials must be submitted through the ACO website by the deadline of November 10, 2018 in order for the applicant to receive full consideration. Letters of recommendation will be accepted up to November 17, 2018 and must be submitted via the ACO website or emailed to by references or a portfolio service (such as Interfolio). The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

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