Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites  applications a tenure-track, full time Assistant Professor (10 month).  

Posting Date: April 4, 2022  

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more  information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or 

Date of Appointment: August 2022  


Description of Responsibilities:  

The Department of English and Creative Writing at SUNY Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track position  in Medieval Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an exceptional scholar-teacher whose work  reflects the changing dynamics of literary studies, currently defined by comparative, interdisciplinary, and  materially sensitive approaches to literature. We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship situates  Medieval texts within innovative frameworks such as disability studies, the history of medicine or science studies,  hemispheric studies (e.g., Global South, North Africa, etc.), and/or critical race studies.  


Required Qualifications:  

PhD by time of appointment  

Familiarity with the methods and practices of textual studies and critical editing with particular attention to the  history of textual production, reception, and transmission in the Medieval period is required, as it will align with  the Department’s broader focus on the material and historical contexts of literature, on digital approaches to  teaching and understanding the humanities, and on College Writing.  


Preferred Qualifications:  

This position includes opportunities to work with thriving interdisciplinary programs, including Digital Humanities,  Medical Humanities, Gender and Women’s Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, and Linguistics.  

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a  community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is  to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active  engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of  change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and  Inclusion Plan ( 

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how  your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional  activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see  Application Instructions) 


To Apply Submit:  

• Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position 

• CV/Resume 

• Research Statement 

• Teaching Statement 

• A statement addressing how your commitment to the college's values of diversity, equity and inclusion  has been demonstrated in your teaching, professional development, research, and/or service, and how  these values will be implemented in this position. 

• Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date  conferred  

• Contact information for three professional references, who will be contacted for a reference letter upon  the applicant’s submission of all required application materials. 


Electronically to: 

Candidates are required to submit all application documents listed under ‘To Apply Submit.’ Your application will  only be accessible for consideration once all required documents have been submitted. 

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:  

Patricia Clark, Search Chair at 


Description of Department:  

The Department of English and Creative Writing is one of the most comprehensive in the College of Liberal Arts  and Sciences. Our full-time and part-time faculty members work together to offer two complete majors, two  minors, eight interdisciplinary majors and minors, and a range of programs. With a choice of in-depth study in  areas such as U.S. and British Literatures, Creative Writing, Latino/a/x Literatures and Theories, African and African  American Literatures, American Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies, our students benefit from our faculty's  pursuit of the ongoing transformations that are the new humanities. In particular, the English program in literary  studies teaches students valuable skills in writing and critical thinking while exploring literary works by diverse  writers. Courses stress the importance of critical reading, writing and research to provide students with a  background suitable for many kinds of careers. Our diverse faculty teach and publish across the historical and  theoretical spectrum, and students benefit from an interdisciplinary mix. 

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in  Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive  colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for  its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in  the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S.  News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the  Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education  boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate  students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications,  and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with  attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches,  independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity  Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding  faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national  origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status,  pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal  conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy discrimination-policy 

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per  the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be  made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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