Assistant Professor, Early Modern Drama

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The Yale University Department of English seeks to appoint two outstanding scholars at the rank of assistant professor specializing in early modern literature. We welcome applicants at all early career stages, from ABD to advanced assistant professor.


We are primarily seeking scholars specializing in drama. Desirable research interests include (though are not confined to) the following areas: race and colonialism; performance studies; book and material history; ecocriticism and environmental studies; global early modernity; and gender and sexuality studies.


Candidates should demonstrate an exceptional capacity for original scholarship, a strong commitment to energetic and innovative teaching, and a willingness to work collaboratively to help promote research in early modern studies within and beyond Yale. The Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the time of appointment, which we anticipate will be July 2022.


All applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of research interests, and a 20-page writing sample prepared for anonymous reading at apply.interfolio.com/93834. Letters of reference will be requested at a later stage of consideration. Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. Please contact search committee chair, Prof. Feisal Mohamed (feisal.mohamed@yale.edu), or chair’s assistant, Sarah Harford (sarah.harford@yale.edu) with any questions.


Early modernists at Yale are members not only of their appointing departments, but also of the PhD-granting Program in Renaissance Studies, which brings together scholars from across the humanistic disciplines. Other opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration can be found in the program in Theater and Performance Studies and in Directed Studies, a first-year introduction to major texts in Western and Near Eastern cultures. Research in early modern subjects is well-supported by university collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the especially rich holdings of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and enthusiastically welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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