Jobs for Medievalists

Three Jobs for Medievalists at Fordham University

Medieval History. Fordham University, Department of History, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in medieval history specializing in visual, material, or performative culture of the high to late Middle Ages. We seek an active scholar capable of teaching the medieval history introductory course, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s field. The position, located at the Lincoln Center campus, includes the opportunity to teach in the university’s interdisciplinary programs, such as Medieval Studies. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2013. Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio by November 15, 2012 ( For more information, see the department’s website at Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an AA/EOE.

Medieval French Literature. Fordham University, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, invites applications from a scholar of the French medieval period, particularly one with a specialization in medieval historiography at the rank of assistant professor to teach at the Rose Hill campus. A secondary expertise is highly desirable. Candidate must have native or near-native French and excellent French language and literature teaching skills. The teaching load is 3-2 and includes undergraduate courses in French literature, culture, and language, and graduate courses in the Medieval Studies Program. Please submit letter of application, c.v., teaching statement, sample syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to the search’s chair, Andrew H. Clark, via Interfolio:  Applications submitted by Nov. 15 will be given preference. Candidate must have dissertation in hand by August 2013 and preferably when applying. Interviews will be conducted in New York at Fordham University and at the MLA in Boston. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university, in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employee.

Classical or Medieval Judaism. Fordham University,  Department of Theology, invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2013, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of classical or medieval Judaism, with expertise in rabbinic literature. Candidates should be conversant with at least one other chronological period in the study of Judaism beyond their primary area of specialty. Interest and expertise in the history of biblical interpretation and/or Jewish-Christian relations are preferred. The ability and willingness to engage in university-wide or public dialogue about issues of contemporary relevance will be advantageous. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with and may be invited to teach in Fordham’s Medieval Studies Program. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses and mentoring of doctoral students, as well as undergraduate general education, upper level majors’, and elective courses in theology; ability to teach courses on the Hebrew Bible at the undergraduate level is preferred. Ph.D. required. Competitive compensation; ordinary teaching load is five courses per year. A one semester pre-tenure research leave with full pay can be applied for in the fourth year. Teaching experience in Hebrew Bible, Judaism, or cognate fields and academic publication record preferred. A complete application consists of (1) a personal letter of application, resume, and a representative example of scholarly work (e.g., unpublished research paper, published article) and (2) transcripts and three letters of reference that must be received by October 20, 2012. Evidence of teaching excellence also welcomed. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free Interfolio account: Please address any questions to No faxes. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from women and men of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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