Assistant Professor, Department of English

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The Department of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for a faculty appointment in medieval literature at the Assistant Professor level. The anticipated appointment start date is August 25, 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

We are seeking to appoint an early-career scholar working on the literatures and cultures of medieval Britain, from the earliest vernacular writings of the pre-Conquest era through the fifteenth century. We hope to identify candidates who will help maintain the department’s long-standing commitment to the historically deep and multilingual study of literary culture, though subject area and specialization are wide open. Among our many areas of interest: history of the book and text technologies, from manuscript to print; Anglo-Latin, Old English, Old Norse, and the French of England; race, ethnicity, and the global Middle Ages; and digital/computational humanities, among others.

The department seeks a candidate who can contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the mission of a well-established academic community. The teaching responsibilities will be two courses per semester, and will include graduate seminars as well as undergraduate classes in a variety of subjects. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of excellence in research and a commitment to teaching and service.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041578. Complete an application online with the following documents:

Please attach the following:

  • a cover letter detailing research and teaching profile;
  • a statement about your teaching philosophy and your experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or with diverse populations;
  • a writing sample (20-30 pages);
  • A current CV with contact information for at least three references.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. 

Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2022. Additional writing samples and reference letters may be requested after initial review of application materials. The position will remain open for applications until November 23, 2022.

For questions about the position, please contact Bruce Holsinger at bh9n@virginia.edu.
For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.


To learn more about the Department of English at the University of Virginia, please visit https://english.as.virginia.edu

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The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation's Capital. Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory-based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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