Jobs for Medievalists

Position Description: Tenure-Track Position Program in Comparative Literature, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

The Program in Comparative Literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in European medieval literature and culture (2/2 load),including periodic large lecture courses. The effective starting date is September 1, 2015. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Requirements: PhD in hand by August 2015. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Medieval Studies, or any other field of the Humanities with a research focus on European medieval literature and culture. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, outstanding scholarly potential or record, strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and professional engagement. We particularly welcome candidates with solid experience or training in modern European global literary relations or relations between Europe and other parts of the globe (as desirable sub-fields), dynamic scholars specializing in medieval literature and culture across several languages, including Latin, and with interest in one or more of the following areas: the role of women, book history, and medievalism in the post-medieval world. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples no greater than 25 pages in length(as PDF) and the names and e-mail contact information for three references to the link below: 

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of December 15, 2014, in order to ensure consideration. Application materials will not be returned.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individuals record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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