Jobs for Medievalists

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago invites applications for a faculty position in medieval Spanish literature at the beginning or advanced Assistant Professor level, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2014. We welcome applications from candidates working in additional languages, literatures and cultures of relevance to the Iberian Peninsula, such as Arabic, Byzantine Greek, Catalan, Hebrew, Portuguese or Occitan.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate serious scholarly promise, commitment to excellence in teaching, native or near-native Spanish and English, and a willingness to participate fully in a vibrant program with strong ties to neighboring disciplines in humanities, arts, and social sciences. PhD or defended dissertation by June 30, 2014, is highly preferred.

Applications must include a letter of interest/cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. If the writing sample is in Spanish, a second one in English would be welcome, although not required. All materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted online via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at (requisition # 01811).

Recommendation letters must be submitted by your referees or a portfolio service (such as Interfolio) either through the Academic Careers website (strongly preferred) or by email to

For full consideration, all materials (including recommendation letters) must be received by October 15, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; no materials will be accepted after December 15, 2013. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Inquiries may be addressed to Jennifer Hurtarte at For information on the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, please consult

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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