Jobs for Medievalists

University of New Mexico
Department of English Language and Literature
MSC03 2170, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Assistant or Associate Professor in Old English Language & Literature
The Department of English at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a
probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level, to begin August 2012.

Summary: The Medieval Studies Program in the Department of English at UNM is committed to scholarship and teaching that are historically anchored and theoretically engaged. Successful candidates must have demonstrated scholarly and pedagogical excellence and have engaged in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural research and teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue active mentoring of students and to maintain a strong involvement with UNM’s Institute for Medieval Studies and its outreach programs in public education.

Minimum qualifications: 1) an earned PhD with specialization in Old English Language and Literature; 2) expertise in Old English Language and Literature (prose and poetry); 3) record of scholarly excellence; and 4) 5 years of college teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate include significant record of publications, teaching excellence on the undergraduate and graduate level, demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively with faculty and students in interdisciplinary programs and community outreach, as well as secondary expertise and interest in one or more of the following comparative areas at the undergraduate and graduate level: Old Norse Language, Literature, and Folklore; History of the English Language; Feminist Approaches to Medieval Studies; Medieval Culture; and Anglo-Saxonism, the appropriation of Anglo-Saxon literature and ideas by later literary historical periods.

All application materials must be received by Nov. 21, 2011, for best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. For complete details or to apply, please visit: and reference posting number 0813180.

Questions on this posting may be directed to Dr. Anita Obermeier, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
Educator. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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