Employment: Assistant Professor British Medieval Literature, Texas State University

TT Assistant Professor – British Medieval Literature,
College of Liberal Arts- Department of English,
Texas State University-San Marcos.
Position:    Assistant Professor – British Medieval Literature – Job Posting #:    2014-14

Review Date:    November 1, 2013 Appointment Date:    Fall 2014

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in British medieval literature. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach courses in area of specialization, including both undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching assignment will also include core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Other course assignments may include history of the English language and courses within the candidate’s areas of interest. Teaching load is 2/2 first year, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2014.


Required: 1) Ph.D. in English, comparative literature, or closely related field, with degree completed at time of appointment. 2) Specialization in medieval literature. 3) Demonstrated teaching ability.

Preferred: 1) Demonstrated ability in scholarly research. 2) Expertise sufficient to teach graduate courses in Chaucer and other medieval topics. 3) Ability to teach history of the English language and core English courses (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys).

Application Procedures: Send a single pdf attachment to englishapplicants@txstate.edu that includes the following only, in this order: 1) Letter of application addressed to Professor Victoria Smith, Chair, Medievalist Search Committee. 2) Current CV. 3) Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words), and 4) Names of three references. To ensure full consideration, title the pdf YOUR LAST NAME-MEDIEVAL and specify in the first sentence of your application letter that you are applying for the position in medieval literature. The single pdf must arrive by November 1, 2013. Selected applicants will be contacted for web-based interviews.


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