by J J Cohen
(posted on behalf of Bonnie Wheeler)
Assistant Professor of Medieval British Literature
The Department of English at Southern Methodist University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor (Position # 005992) in Medieval British Literature (exclusive of Chaucer) with broad medieval teaching interests and competence in Anglo Saxon and History of the English Language desirable. Candidates for this position should have a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels and excellent potential and/or accomplishment as a publishing scholar. The Ph.D. from a literature department or appropriate area studies program must be completed no later than August 1, 2009. For full consideration, applicants must send a CV and a letter outlining teaching, research interests, and professional experience by October 20, 2008, to Ezra Greenspan, department chair, at the above address, although the recruitment committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Send no writing samples at this time. We will be interviewing at MLA and will notify applicants of our decisions after the position is filled. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. We invite applications from women and minorities. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.