Associate/Full Professor Medieval Studies

Yale's Department of Italian Studies is seeking a senior colleague at the full or associate professor level with a strong research and teaching record in medieval studies, as well as administrative experience at the departmental and/or university level. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2024.

While continued focus on the inaugural figures of Italian culture such as Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Giotto, Catherine of Siena, etc. is central to the department, our curriculum is equally engaged with critical and theoretical issues that have shaped Italian culture and history broadly conceived.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses on some of these core figures while expanding the traditional canon of medieval studies.  Insofar as transnationalism has become increasingly important for Italian Studies, we encourage applications from colleagues committed to working with other programs and departments at Yale and to thinking about Italy’s role in larger, comparative frameworks relevant for the understanding of art, religion, politics, ethnicity, and society. We thus welcome scholars working in areas such as narrative and poetry, philosophical and critical theory, art history, history, gender and sexuality studies, race and migration studies, religious studies, and translation.

Candidates must have met the requirements for a Ph.D. or its international equivalent at time of hire.

Curriculum vitae and cover letter need to be submitted by October 10, 2023 to ensure consideration.

Please contact Jane Tylus, Chair of Italian Studies ( with any questions. 

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Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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