Medieval Literature/Digital Humanities

Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the English Department with specialties in medieval literature and digital humanities.  The appointment, beginning August 2015, carries a 3/2 teaching load and the expectation of an active, ongoing research agenda, along with a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching.  

With this appointment, the college also seeks to build a successful digital humanities initiative that draws from and serves a range of disciplines including English, History, American Studies, Art History, Media and Communication Studies, and others.  To this end, applicants must demonstrate an active engagement with digital humanities—a research program with a specific and central digital component is preferred.  

Teaching responsibilities include upper- and lower-division classes in the English department as well as the required first-year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience.  We seek candidates who are comfortable with student-centered learning and able to work closely with students on independent projects.  Ph.D. expected by fall 2015. Candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to Prof. Matt Kozusko, chair of the search committee, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, two syllabi, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio by Nov. 20, 2014.  

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1700 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Ursinus College is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  As such, Ursinus College is an AA/OE Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.