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Job: Later Medieval English Literature – Associate Professor, University of Toronto (Deadline: Nov. 30, 2020)

The Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the  University of Toronto invite applications for a joint full-time tenure stream position (75% English & 25%  Centre for Medieval Studies) in the field of Later Medieval English Literature (1200-1500). The appointment will  be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. 

Applicants must have earned a PhD in English, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in  both teaching and research. The Department of English and Centre for Medieval Studies offer the opportunity  to teach and to pursue research at the highest level. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests  complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval  Studies. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead  innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding,  competitive, and externally funded research program. 

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research in Later Medieval English Literature which can be  demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field  relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished  awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the  discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of international standing. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, by a strong  statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong  endorsements from referees of high standing. A teaching dossier which includes these materials must be  submitted as part of the application. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

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

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on this link. Applications must include a cover  letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials,  and teaching evaluations), a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial  writing sample (e.g. article or book chapter). All candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to  equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.  Evidence of such commitment should be demonstrated through the application materials 

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s  recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is 

submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead,  dated and signed) by the closing date, November 30, 2020. They should be addressed to Professor Paul Stevens,  the Chair of the Search Committee. 

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

If you have questions about this position, please contact Paul Stevens, Chair of the Department of English  at 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by the closing date of November  30, 2020. 

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

Diversity Statement 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes  applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North  America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further  diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any  information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human  resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see 

Accessibility Statement 

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity  among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering  commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. 

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and  provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. 

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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