Employment: Asst. Prof., Medieval Lit. and Culture , Sweet Briar College, VA

Closing date 1 Nov 1 2013

Asst. Prof., Medieval Lit. and Culture,
English Department,
Sweet Briar College (VA)

Sweet Briar College seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in Medieval Literature and Culture to join the English Department. The Department offers majors and minors in English and in English and Creative Writing and also contributes to the Colleges programs in Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Gender Studies, and Education as well as the First-Year, General Education, and Honors programs.

This faculty member will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across traditional disciplinary boundaries, particularly with other members of the Medieval/Renaissance Studies program. Classes to be taught will include upper-level courses for the majors (the History of English, Chaucer, and topics courses in areas of specialization) as well as introductory courses in literature and composition. The teaching load is currently 3:3, though the College is in process of transitioning to a 3:2 load.

Qualified candidates for this position must have: by the start of the academic year, a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature with English as the major language, or Medieval Literature and Culture; expertise in Anglo-Saxon and/or Middle English literature; evidence of excellence in college-level teaching, an active research agenda and strong scholarly potential, and a commitment to service.

Preference will be given to candidates whose qualifications include one or more of the following: a strong concentration in global medieval literature and culture, including relevant languages in European or non-European traditions; research and teaching interests in transnational and transcultural interactions or in the intertextual relations between works in English and those in other languages; interdisciplinary expertise in, for example, theories of translation and/or narratology, gender studies, medieval philosophy or visual cultures, or comparative religions.

To apply, please email the following to medlitsearch@sbc.edu: CV; letter of application; writing sample of approximately 25pp.; sample syllabi; recent teaching evaluations; graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable); a list of three referees whom you have asked to submit confidential recommendations. Recommendations should also be submitted by PDF to the same email address.

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