Jobs for Medievalists

Colby College
English; Waterville, ME 04901
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English (Medievalist)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with a joint specialization in the literature and culture of the medieval period (c. 5th-15th centuries) and in the history of the English language, beginning September 1, 2013.  We especially welcome applications from candidates whose interests are cross-disciplinary, trans-historicist, and comparative.

The course load is five courses per year, including upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of concentration and one section of an introductory writing course, which is taught by all members of the department. Other teaching assignments may include the introductory English seminar, our comparative literature and cultures sophomore-level course, and/or literary and critical theory.  An exceptional record of both research and teaching is required.  The Ph.D. must be in hand no later than August 1, 2013.

To apply, please send application materials as .pdf or .docx attachments, by no later than November 15, 2012, to Professor Tilar Mazzeo, Search Committee Chair, to:  Include letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA in January.

Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit our website:


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