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Job: Old English (U of T; Deadline 31 October 2014)

Assistant Professor – Old English – 1401795

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: English

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Aug 22, 2014

Job Closing: Oct 31, 2014


The University of Toronto invites applicants for a joint tenure-stream position in the Department of English (75%) and the Centre for Medieval Studies (25%) in the field of Old English. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2015.

Applicants must have earned a PhD by July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies offer the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in units that are committed to studying both medieval culture and English language and literature in historical depth and geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department and the Centre reflect that diversity in their approach to English as a world language. The Department and Centre are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in both these areas.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, October 31, 2014.

For more information about the Department of English, please visit or for the Centre of Medieval Studies please visit

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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