Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Early Medieval Literature and Culture

The Department of English at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Early Medieval literature and culture. We are especially interested in applicants who situate the early medieval in a global context; who work in critical race and ethnic studies; who adopt a robust and theoretical approach to this multilingual and multicultural field; who research how the pre-modern informs the modern, gender and sexuality, Old English as a language, and/or medieval feminisms.

The teaching load is nine courses over two years, including MA and upper-level major courses in Early Medieval literature and culture as well as Old English language and history of the English language courses; gateway to the major British Literature survey courses; introductory literature courses for non-majors; or first-year seminars. Applicants will be asked how they might teach courses that fulfill our racialization and racial formation requirement in the English major and contribute to our interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern studies minor. Candidates are expected to build on the Wake Forest English Department’s tradition of pedagogical innovation, commitment to students, and outstanding academic achievement. A 1-semester paid research leave is guaranteed before application for tenure. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 2022.  Salary is competitive.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  EOE/AA. 

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For information about the University, go to https://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/#

Applicants should apply online at www.hr.wfu.edu/careers by November 15, 2021. A cover letter and CV should be addressed to Dr. Jessica Richard, Chair, Department of English.  Additional materials, such as a writing sample, teaching philosophy, and letters of recommendation, will be requested in November from candidates as they progress through the review process.  Initial interviews will be conducted by videoconference; finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews. Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.  Questions about the position may be addressed to adamsgm@wfu.edu. 


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