Jobs for Medievalists

College of the Holy Cross: Department of Visual Arts

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Art and Architecture of the Medieval World


The Department of Visual Arts at College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in the art and architecture of the medieval world, circa 400–1400 CE, to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will have expertise in cross-cultural studies, including Medieval Europe, Byzantium, the premodern Islamic world, the Silk Road, and others. A candidate whose work engages with the digital humanities is desirable. The successful candidate will teach intermediate and advanced courses within their areas(s) of specialization as well as global survey courses that serve as gateways to the program.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit


The successful candidate will be an accomplished and dynamic teacher, collaborative colleague, and guide and mentor to students. Applicants must have a Ph.D., a demonstrated and active commitment to scholarship as reflected in publications, a commitment to developing extra-curricular activities, and a demonstrated level of excellence in teaching.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see​ ​​). The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to this mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. Thus your application should highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit​.

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Review of applications will begin on October 6 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in late October and early November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom. Questions about this position may be directed to Patricia Johnston, Search Committee Chair, via email:


College of the Holy Cross requires that all faculty and staff show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. New faculty members believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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