Assistant Professor in Global Middle Ages (Tenure Track) Department of English, NYU Arts & Science

Assistant Professor in Global Middle Ages  (Tenure Track)  
Department of English
New York University Arts and Science

The Department of English at New York University seeks to appoint a tenure track Assistant Professor in the field of the Global Middle Ages, effective September 1st, 2023, pending administrative and budgetary approval.  We are committed to the ideal of an inclusive classroom where all members of our diverse community of students can excel. The successful candidate will have a strong record of excellence in teaching and research and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion. The Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2023. 

We invite applications from emerging scholars who are exploring global aspects of the medieval period emerging from but not restricted to English literature and culture. Global study of the Middle Ages encompasses networks of trade, patterns of migration or conflict, the transmission of scientific knowledge, and histories of cultural translation, appropriation, and exclusion. We therefore anticipate applications from scholars whose work attends to the history of a text’s travels, translations, and material forms as well as to textual representations of the world and its inhabitants. We also welcome consideration of how such research intersects with theories and practices related to race, ethnicity, religion, class, ability and disability, animal studies, theories of materiality, and environmental studies.

In addition to undergraduate and graduate courses related to their area of specialization, the successful candidate will also teach courses on literary history and literary analysis for the undergraduate major in English or in the College of Arts and Science Core Curriculum. They will also have opportunities to teach for the Ph.D Concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies for NYU’s Medieval and Renaissance Center (MARC), as well as opportunities to design graduate courses as part of the Advanced Certificate in Public Humanities program. We are interested in considering scholars who demonstrate a commitment to public humanities and public-facing scholarship.

Those wishing to be considered should visit the NYU Department of English website for more information, and submit the following materials via this Interfolio link

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae                   
  • Writing sample of 20-25 pages
  • Three letters of recommendation

We request that candidates include a statement in their letter of application about how they have contributed to the building of a broadly inclusive educational environment and how they imagine doing so at NYU. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of those under-represented in higher education. 

Applications should be received by the end of the business day on October 17, 2022.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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