Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature and Culture

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 01, 2021

The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in any area of medieval literature and culture, 800-1500. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests include one or more of the following: race, class, globality, multilingualism, gender, sexuality, embodiment, environment and animal lives, material texts and paleography. Penn medievalists work interdisciplinarily across campus:

The position entails teaching two courses per semester; one graduate and three undergraduate courses are taught in a typical year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022; the Ph.D. is expected by that date. The search committee encourages applications from both recent graduates and early stage assistant professors.

Applicants should submit the following materials to a cover letter, a two-page dissertation or book abstract, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted over Zoom.

The Department values a culturally diverse intellectual community and is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence. (For more information see: ). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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