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Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature and Culture, Department of English, 2018-2019

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 19th, 2018
Last review date: November 20th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


We seek a candidate who specializes in medieval literature and culture. We are interested in a candidate whose work complements our department’s practice of cutting across national, period, and methodological divides, and who considers medieval England as a multicultural and multilingual culture. Especially desirable would be a candidate whose work speaks to such areas of shared interest in the department as critical and cultural theory, history of media, eco-criticism, mind studies, transnational perspectives, gender/sexuality/queer studies, critical race studies, and contemporary medievalisms. The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses and contribute to the department’s Medieval Literatures specialization, and enhance the strength of UCSB’s interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Program. Position begins effective July 1, 2019.

Applicants are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in English (or a related field), except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. However, a PhD dissertation in the field relating to medieval literature and culture must be completed at time of appointment. Shortlisted candidates may be asked for a Ph.D. dissertation by the committee.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement of research, and arrange to have 3-5 letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit, at Applicants may also choose to submit their Ph.D. dissertation and other optional items as listed. Primary consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 20, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Heather Blurton:

The Department of English is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. For information on our department’s centers and teaching, please visit our website at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample - Please submit a writing sample of 25 pages or less.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Ph.D. Dissertation (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional - Additional file uploading space for PhD dissertation (if needed).


Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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