Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature
The George Mason University English Department seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature, with a specialty in Middle English, to cover the major genres (lyric, drama, romance, allegory, Chaucer) in upper-level and graduate courses taught in the original language. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
- Ph.D. in hand by August 2017; and
- Evidence of potential for excellence in scholarship and in graduate and undergraduate teaching.
- Knowledge of the history and cultures (Celtic, Anglo-Norman) of medieval England;
- Arthurian legend from origins to modern exemplars; and
- Old English language and literature.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5699z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; submit the online faculty application (Cover Letter); and upload a letter of application, CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and a two-page dissertation or monograph abstract (in field marked ‘Other Doc’). Please mail three letters of recommendation to: Medieval Literature Search; c/o Stacey Remick-Simkins; Department of English, MS 3E4; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.
Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Philadelphia.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.