Jobs for Medievalists

The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, invites applications for a position as Drafting Editor at the Dictionary of Old English. This is a grant-funded contractually limited term appointment for three years, with the possibility of renewal, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will have a PhD by time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also demonstrate a deep familiarity and expertise with the Corpus of Old English and have excellent research ability. The successful candidate will have teaching experience and will be expected to contribute to teaching in the graduate program in the Centre for Medieval Studies. Knowledge of medieval Latin is essential and proficiency in a cognate Germanic language is desirable. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to draft entries for the Dictionary of Old English.

This position offers a rare opportunity to participate in team research in the humanities, and therefore the ability to work well with other members of the project and to complete entries efficiently and expeditiously to deadline is of paramount importance. The position also involves outreach to the public, so the ability to communicate the project’s research in a dynamic, engaging manner is also essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract and writing sample up to a maximum of 20 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Centre for Medieval Studies via e-mail to

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies or the Dictionary of Old English, please visit our 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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