Assistant or Associate Professor of Medieval Literature and Language, Fall 2024

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville: Knoxville Academic Units: College of Arts and Sciences: Division of Arts & Humanities: English

Open Date:  Sep 06, 2023

The English Department at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in medieval literature and language, capable of teaching courses in both the Old English and Middle English periods, with a research specialization in either field. We particularly welcome candidates with interest in one or more of the following areas: digital humanities, medical humanities, and the global Middle Ages. Duties include active participation in both graduate and undergraduate programs, plus significant research and publication. Salaries and teaching loads are competitive, and our endowment provides ample support for research and travel.

The University of Tennessee is home to the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a robust interdisciplinary community that attracts graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars from around the world. UT Knoxville, a “Doctoral/Research Extensive” institution, is the flagship university in the state system. UT is a land-grant university and values engaged forms of research/scholarship/creative activity, teaching and service, and considers evidence of these commitments in the records of applicants. In addition to addressing their qualifications for the position in their application, candidates may describe how they would help promote students' access to and inclusion in their teaching and research/scholarship/creative activities.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. 


Applicants for assistant professor should have PhD in hand or expected by August 1, 2024, and have demonstrated potential for excellent teaching and scholarship; applicants for associate professor should have a strong record of teaching, research, and publications, as defined in our departmental bylaws at

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV and 1-2 page abstract of dissertation or current project to Interfolio by November 1, 2023. Address correspondence to Professor Martin Griffin, Associate Head, English Department, The University of Tennessee, 301 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN. 37996-0430,

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