Jobs for Medievalists

Position/Title Rank:  Associate/Full Professor – Tenure Stream (Old English Language and Literature)

Faculty/Division:  University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science

Departments:  Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of English

Campus:  St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Deadline/Closing Date for Application:  October 31, 2013

The Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto invites applications and nominations for the Cameron Professorship in Old English Language and Literature. This is a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Centre for Medieval Studies (51%) and the Department of English (49%) with special responsibility as Chief Editor of the Dictionary of Old English (DOE). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2014.

The successful incumbent for this position will demonstrate a deep commitment to producing the highest quality scholarship in the field of Old English language and literature. The incumbent will provide leadership and forge critical links between scholars of Old English language and literature at the University of Toronto and their counterparts at universities and specialized institutions across Canada and abroad. Candidates are required to have a PhD and demonstrated evidence of teaching and research excellence in both Old English and other relevant fields (e.g. Medieval Latin and Old Norse).

The Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of English offer the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in units that are committed to studying both medieval culture and English language and literature in historical depth and geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Centre and the Department reflect that diversity in their approach to English as a world language. The Centre and Department are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in both these areas. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting See job # 1301154. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests (with special attention to the Dictionary of Old English), and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact or All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Centre for Medieval Studies via e-mail to by the closing date, October 31, 2013.

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of English or the Dictionary of Old English, please visit our respective home pages:, and

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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