Job Market Season 2014

We won’t be able to post every academic job in all Med Ren fields for this upcoming job season.  There are a few below, but also check out the following resources:

Public Engagement Coordinator, Folger Shakespeare Library – 2 year position, part time

Due: ASAP (posted 9/20/14)

The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks an enthusiastic recent humanities PhD to join us for an exciting two year adventure as the Public Engagement Coordinator on our 2016 Shakespeare and his First Folio traveling exhibition. This grant funded part-time position will play an integral role in the development the public educational programming for our traveling First Folio exhibition, including accessible and inclusive humanities-based materials and programming in a range of physical and digital formats.  Working within our Education Department, the Coordinator will play a significant role in the creation of adaptable programs that will  engage teachers and families across the country in this unique exhibit. In coordination with other Folger departments and Folio sites, this position will help create a cohesive and engaging experience around this once in a lifetime exhibit. He/she will support and track programs at each site, and create a detailed record of the process and results.

Our ideal candidate will hold a recent PhD in the public humanities fields, be close to obtaining a humanities PhD, or hold an MA and have 3 years of relevant experience, with an emphasis on museum programming or educational programming for cultural institutions, and have at least one year of working on successful humanities projects. Experience working with early modern books and Shakespeare in an educational setting is preferred. This position requires excellent skills in collaboration, organization, oral and written communication, as well as knowledge and comfort with digital outreach. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and a great sense of humor, is required. Creative and innovative thinkers, with a deep love of Shakespeare, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Individuals that are interested in pursuing this position should submit their cover letter and resume (no portfolios please) to with the subject line Attention: HR/PEC. Mailed applications may be sent to The Folger Shakespeare Library, Attention: HR/PEC. 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. EOE

Managing Editor, Shakespeare Quarterly

Due: ASAP (posted 9/27/14)

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a Managing Editor to assume a key role in our Digital Media and Publications department. Focused primarily on Shakespeare Quarterly (SQ), a scholarly journal committed to publishing essays in the range of Shakespeare scholarship, the Managing Editor works closely with the Director of Digital Access, SQ Editor, contributors, publishers, and department staff to ensure the journal’s high editorial standards are met. As part of his or her regular duties, the Managing Editor is responsible for supervising the editorial work on manuscripts, ensuring that accurate fact checking and licensing has been completed, communicating regularly with the authors and publishers, managing the journal’s budget, and serving as the primary contact for SQ. As the Folger representative for SQ, the Managing Editor participates in the development and support of the online community and serves as a liaison to the World Shakespeare Bibliography editor. For additional information about Shakespeare Quarterly please see

The position of Managing Editor requires a Master’s in English or related field, with specialized knowledge of Shakespeare and/or early modern literature. A Ph.D. in English is highly desired. At least five years of experience in scholarly editing and publications, with supervisory experience, and a proven ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize the editorial production process is required. Applicants must be able to edit, copyedit, analyze, and proofread literary and scholarly texts, especially those related to Shakespeare and to the early modern period, and must have developed the ability to read and understand complex scholarly arguments. This position requires excellent verbal, written, research, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Latin and/or a modern romance language is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to with the subject line Attention: HR/ME. Please do not submit portfolio or writing samples at this time. Mailed applications may be sent to The Folger Shakespeare Library, Attention: HR/ME. 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please. EOE


Full-time Professor of Modern English Literature
Department of English, Faculty of Letters, University of Lausanne
Due: 30 September 2014

Start date: 1 August 2015
Reference:Offer n°3334

The Department of English at the University of Lausanne is seeking to appoint a Professor (Professeur-e Associé-e) of Modern English Literature, with expertise in any area of English Literature from 1550 to the present. Preference may be given to candidates specialising in pre-nineteenth century literature and/or drama and/or interdisciplinary studies.

The successful candidate will be a scholar of international standing, with an excellent record of research and publication and at least one monograph published by a widely respected press. She or he will also be a versatile and inspiring teacher, with experience of lecturing, teaching and supervising at undergraduate and postgraduate level. At Lausanne, the new Professor will be expected to teach six hours within the BA and MA programme, and additionally to supervise MA and PhD theses.

He or she will also be expected to play an active role in senior administration, to develop research of international standing in his or her field of expertise, and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, and in the Faculty of Arts more generally. A reasonable proficiency in French is expected for this post, and a high level of proficiency is required within two years.

Applications should include: a cover letter, CV with complete list of publications and the names of three referees, as well as a copy of the highest degree obtained. All applicants must hold a PhD (or corresponding title) in English Literature.

Applications should be sent electronically, in one Word-doc attachment file, to Eva Suarato <>
Further information about the Department of English is available at:
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Rachel Falconer, email:
Closing date for applications: 30 September 2014.

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

Assistant professor of Byzantine History, Columbia University
Due: October 1, 2014

Columbia University in the City of New York seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Byzantine History. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of History, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Contemporary Civilization program.

Ph.D. must be conferred by time of appointment. Candidates must show exceptional promise as teachers and scholars.
All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2014.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant professor in Renaissance Literary and Cultural Studies, University of South Carolina
Due: October 15, 2014

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures ( at the University of South Carolina announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in Renaissance Literary and Cultural Studies. The successful candidate must be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Literature, Italian language at all levels, and will be expected to have an active research agenda connecting the Italian Renaissance to other regions, especially France and/or Spain. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have secondary interests in art history and/or interdisciplinary studies. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester, and offer the opportunity to teach in the nationally-ranked Comparative Literature program. A Ph.D. is required, in hand by August 1, 2015. Evidence of teaching experience at the collegiate level is also required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, and three signed letters of recommendation to: For full consideration by the search committee, complete applications should be received through the Interfolio website no later than October 15, 2014. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Reed College (OR) – TT Asst. Professor in English and Humanities, Shakespeare

Deadline: Oct. 15

Tenure-track appointment in English and Humanities. Beginning August 2015. Candidates should specialize in Shakespeare and demonstrate competence in the broader fundamentals of dramatic form, theory, and history, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach two courses on Shakespeare (introductory and advanced) in the English department; a yearlong interdisciplinary course (Humanities 110 on the ancient Mediterranean world) pedagogically focused on the development of analytical and critical skills of first-year students; and will advise yearlong senior theses. Above all, we seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and who are engaged in a lively and serious program of scholarship. Ph.D. required. In your application materials, please include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed’s diversity statement ( Please send letter, CV, writing sample (15-30 pages), diversity statement and dossier to Laura Leibman, Chair, Search Committee in English and Humanities at, by October 15, 2014. The Reed community believes cultural diversity to be essential to the excellence of our academic program. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Assistant Professor: Art and Architecture of the Medieval World, U.C. Santa Barbara

Due: 18 October, 2o14

We seek a colleague whose research makes new contributions to the understanding of cultural
interchange in the medieval world. While the candidate’s research may focus on any medium and scale of analysis — painting, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, architecture, and cities — we will expect the successful candidate to demonstrate a facility in exploring diverse media to engage larger issues related to social, political, and technological change in the medieval world.

For more info go here.

Trinity University (TX) – TT Asst. Professor of English (Early Modern Drama incl. Shakespeare)
Deadline: Nov. 21 2014

POSITION: Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track, with research specialty in Early Modern Drama including Shakespeare.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching three undergraduate classes per semester, including the First-Year Experience. Teaching competencies required: upper-level courses in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama and lower-level survey courses in British Literature before 1800. Research activities, including publications and presentation of papers; participation in professional and scholarly activities, including attendance at professional meetings. Student advising; service to the department, the university, the profession, and the community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Recent Ph.D. (or near Ph.D.) in English, with research specialty in Early Modern Drama including Shakespeare, with broad-based, survey knowledge of British Literature before 1800.

APPLICATIONS: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference (not to be sent by candidate), graduate institution(s) transcript(s), dissertation abstract, and writing sample, by November 21, 2014 to:

Professor Victoria Aarons
Department of English
Trinity University
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200