Associate Professor – Later Medieval English Literature (1200-1500)
The Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a joint full-time tenure stream position (75% English & 25% Centre for Medieval Studies) in the field of Later Medieval English Literature (1200-1500). The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in English, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in both teaching and research. The Department of English and Centre for Medieval Studies offer the opportunity to teach and to pursue research at the highest level. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research in Later Medieval English Literature which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of international standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. A teaching dossier which includes these materials must be submitted as part of the application.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For more information about the Department of English, please visit www.english.utoronto.ca; for the Centre for Medieval Studies, please visit medieval.utoronto.ca.
All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample (e.g. article or book chapter). All candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment. Evidence of such commitment should be demonstrated through the application materials
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date, November 30, 2020. They should be addressed to Professor Paul Stevens, the Chair of the Search Committee.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining the attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
If you have questions about this position, please contact Paul Stevens, Chair of the Department of English at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by the closing date of November 30, 2020.