Assistant Professor in History of Text Technologies (9 Month Salaried)

Tallahassee, FL
Sep 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 42402

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Department of English


The Department of English at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the History of Text Technologies beginning August 2018. The position is a 2/2 teaching assignment (two courses per semester) with one graduate course per year. The successful candidate would be expected to teach a required graduate course in the History of Text Technologies and undergraduate courses in the Literature and Editing-Writing-Media major.


We seek an expert in book history or media archaeology, specializing in any historical period or genre of Anglophone literature, from medieval English manuscripts to contemporary multimedia digital textuality. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment. Applicants should also have a record of publication, prospects of future publication, and evidence of effective teaching.

Contact Info

Questions can be sent to the search committee and Department Chair, Professor Gary Taylor, at

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.
A cover letter, CV, writing sample, contact information for at least 3 references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be submitted as a single PDF.
This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Professor Gary Taylor, Chair, and sent to

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled in early December.

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