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:

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

Archives and Manuscripts Coordinator (3 year), The University of Kansas Libraries

Due: 25 November, 2014

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, energetic and innovative individual to develop, document and implement workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of manuscripts in order to increase the value of these materials to research, teaching, and learning.  The Archives and Manuscripts Coordinator serves as the supervisor of the Manuscripts Processing Unit. This is a 3-year, limited term position. Salary range starts at $45,000, but will be commensurate with experience.

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RENAISSANCE/EARLY MODERN ART HISTORY, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

Due: 1 December 2014

UCLA invites applications for a historian of the visual and material culture of the Italian Renaissance, at any rank, to start July 1, 2015. We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation and trans-Mediterranean or trans-European connections within the early modern world, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, sample syllabi (1 undergraduate, 1 graduate), and names and contact information for three referees online at For more information, contact Dell Upton (, Chair, Search Committee. Application deadline: December 1, 2014.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Assistant Professor, post-Classical Mediterranean (4th to 10th century), College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Virginia

Open until filled, review begins 5 December 2014

The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor from scholars with a research focus on connective cultures in the post-Classical Mediterranean (4th to 10th century).

Possible areas of study might include: the interaction of knowledge, people and practices; the social, political and/or cultural history of one or more connective Mediterranean cultures or communities; minority, diasporic or vocationally distinct social groups (e.g., merchants, scholars of science and medicine); interstitial and nomadic polities and cultures; translation; reappropriation of earlier cultural forms, materials or technologies.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and an ongoing program of publication. They must also be committed to outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. PhD must be in hand by August 15, 2015.

Possible home departments include, but are not limited to: Art, Classics, History or Religious Studies. The appointee will also hold an initial two-year Mellon Fellowship in ‘Comparative Cultures of the Pre-Modern World’ at the University’s interdisciplinary Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures.

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, candidates must create a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA ( and submit the following electronically: a cover letter addressing research agenda and teaching interests, a C.V., a writing sample not exceeding 60 pages, and names and contact information for three references. Search on posting number 0615096.

Questions regarding the application process for Jobs@UVa should be directed to: L. Kent Merritt, History Administrative Supervisor, Corcoran Department of History,

For additional information on this position contact: Paul J.E. Kershaw, Chair, Search Committee,

The University will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Research Collaborator (pre-doctoral, part-time), Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI)
Deadline: 8 December 2014

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) invites applications for the post of research collaborator at the pre-doctoral level (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin / Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) for three years in the department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf.

KHIThe position is intended for excellent young scholars interested in pursuing research for their dissertation at the institute as well as in collaborating in its ongoing or future projects. The KHI is a Max-Planck-Institute focused on investigating the history and theory of Italian and Mediterranean art, architecture and object culture in their global connections. Doctoral students from all disciplines engaging with these fields from Antiquity to the present are encouraged to apply. What is important is the quality and originality of the project proposal.

Part of the collaborator’s time will be committed to directed research in the projects and activities of Professor Wolf’s department (for a list, see: We seek an independent, creative-thinking scholar with an interest in collaborative research.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program and demonstrate proficiency in two foreign languages. The research collaborator is expected to reside in Florence and fully participate in the activities and intellectual life of the KHI. The position is awarded without regard to nationality.

The application (in English, Italian, German) must include:

- a cover letter, which includes goals and motives for applying;
– the names and contact details of two referees;
– a dissertation proposal (max 100 words);
– a curriculum vitae;
– a summary of the master’s thesis (max 500 words)
– two letters of referees

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled individuals.

Applicants are required to merge all the documents in a single PDF (max. 2 MB) and submit it via e-mail to by 8 December 2014.