Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature
- Location details
- SUNY Oswego, Oswego NY
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
- New York
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: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefitsummaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Jan-2021.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/
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.
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.
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 (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/).
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
• 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.
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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.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
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