Adjunct Chaucer Course, Purchase College

Purchase college has an opening for an adjunct class this fall. We are trying to find an advanced graduate student who could teach a course on Chaucer that meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:10​ at Purchase College in Purchase, NY.

Please contact:
Elise Lemire
Professor of Literature
Coordinator of the Literature Major
Purchase College, SUNY

Lecturer in Medieval English Literature and Language, Göttingen University

Due: 8 August 2014

The English Department in the Faculty of Philosophy of Göttingen University proposes to appoint a 50%- Stipendiary Lecturer in Medieval English Literature and Language from 1st October 2014. The post is fixed for six months. An extension of the post may be possible. The successful candidate will be able to provide comprehensive teaching coverage in the area of medieval English literature and language as well as the material culture of handwritten texts. The candidate will also have a strong research record in the period pre-1550 appropriate to the stage of his or her career; will possess at least a Master’s Degree in this field; will demonstrate excellent knowledge of both Old and Middle English; will have experience in teaching and be able to supervise and examine undergraduates; and will be willing and able to contribute to administration in the medieval studies section of the department. All courses are taught and all assessments are held exclusively in English.A basic knowledge of German is desirable. The university offers further support through free intensive language courses.The postholder will be required to provide a minimum of eight hours ofteaching per week during full term; to undertake undergraduate examining; to participate in the planning of research projects and colloquia; and to perform minor administrative roles and mentoring functions within the department and the faculty.

The salary for this post will be on a scale of c. 21,000-24,000 EUR p.a (Entgeltgruppe 13/Lehrkräfte TV-L). A moderate annual research allowance may be provided through the Professorship of English Medieval Studies.

Göttingen University enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of Germany’s most excellent universities, and ranked among the Top 10 of European universities in the area of humanities in 2010. It has a long-standing tradition in teaching and researching languages and especially the historical stages of English, represented by scholars such as Jakob Grimm, John Kemble or Arthur Napier. Both the university and departmental libraries offer an outstanding research platform for English Studies thanks to a state-funded initiative which promotes the comprehensive acquisition of English language publications.

Göttingen University is an equal opportunities employer and explicitely encourages applications by women. The university seeks to extend its international profile and outreach. For further particulars please contact Prof. Winfried Rudolf, University of Göttingen, Englisches Seminar, K.-Hamburger-Weg 3, 37073 Göttingen,

Tel.: +49 (0)551 39 7571 (email:

Applications including a covering letter, CV, list of publications and teaching experience, copies of academic certificates and two references must be submitted electronically to Prof. Winfried Rudolf ( by 8 August 2014.

Interviews via skype will be held on 13 August 2014.

Assistant Professorial of the History of Technology, Harvard University

Application deadline: September 9, 2014.

The Department of the History of Science at Harvard University is conducting a tenure-track search (assistant professorial level) in the history of technology. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date, and the Department is especially interested in candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers and mentors, and whose work complements that of the current faculty. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2015. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for 3 references. We also ask candidates to submit a sample of recent scholarly work. All materials should be submitted directly to the Harvard academic positions site at We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please contact Deborah Valdovinos at with any questions.

Specialist in British Literature, Shinshu University

Application Deadline: September 16, 2014

The Division of British and American Literature, Faculty of Arts at Shinshu University invites applications for a full-time tenured Associate Professor/Lecturer in British Literature.  For information see:

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.