Stanford Department of English Search for Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature

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The Department of English at Stanford University is searching for scholars who research and teach in the field of Renaissance Literature. This is a search at the rank of Assistant Professor (on the tenure-track).

Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to effective teaching and mentoring and the ability to maintain a world-class research program. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2025.

We welcome applications from scholars across the entire range of the Renaissance period and of all methodological approaches. We are focused on identifying exceptional scholarship rather than looking for a specific specialization.

Candidates should submit:

  • a brief (2-page) cover letter
  • a 3-page statement of research and teaching interests
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a writing sample (20-30 pages)
  • three recommendation letters

Further material may be requested later.

Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2024 (11:55pm PST).

Candidates must apply through the following link:


The chair of the search is Professor Roland Greene. General inquiries may be directed to Dennis Browe at More information about Stanford’s Department of English can be found at

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

The salary range for this position is $108,000 - $127,000.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

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