Assistant Professor of English

Charlottesville, VA
Jul 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Professor of English

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of English

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-16-2016

Posting Summary:
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at the University of Virginia seeks a new colleague whose work principally concerns any (not all) of the fields of nondramatic literature produced between about 1100 and the late seventeenth century (i.e.: medieval, premodern, Renaissance, Reformation, early modern, and so forth). We invite applications from candidates who will have earned a doctoral degree by July 2017.

To be considered, complete a Candidate Profile at, search for posting number 0619579, and electronically attach the following materials: a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page statement describing your research and writing projects (attach to Statement of Research Interest), a 2-3 page statement describing your teaching interests and experience (attach to Writing Sample1), and a 20-30 page writing sample (attach to Writing Sample2). We intend to begin reviewing applications October 15th and to ask semi-finalists to provide references. The position will remain open until filled.

The appointed scholar will contribute to our mission to strengthen the humanities by teaching two courses each term, writing and publishing widely for scholars and the global public, and serving to sustain the department and the university. The appointment is anticipated to begin July 25, 2017.

The University of Virginia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We hope for applications from all kinds of qualified scholars, worldwide, especially those who will add to the diversity of our faculty and broaden the intellectual range of our course offerings.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ms. Stacey Trader, Department Office Administrator, Questions about the position may be sent to Prof. Elizabeth Fowler, search chair,

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University performs background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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