Associate Professorship in Global Medieval Literature at St Edmund Hall

St Edmund Hall

Salary: £46,336 to £62,219 per year plus additional benefits including a college housing allowance. Please see Further Particulars for full details of package.

St Edmund Hall and the Faculty of English invite applications for the post of Associate Professor or Professor in Global Medieval Literature, with effect from October 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be elected as a Tutorial Fellow in English at St Edmund Hall.

Applications for this post are welcome from well-qualified candidates with research and upper-level teaching expertise which considers medieval English literature from international perspectives. Such perspectives might include the relationship or comparison of English writing: (i) to the literatures of the Anglo-Celtic archipelago beyond English (older Scots, medieval Welsh, Old Irish, insular Latin); (ii) to other world literatures of the Middle Ages; or (iii) to questions of geography, nation, colonialism, race or religious difference. Expertise in teaching medieval English literature widely at first- and second-year undergraduate level is required, and a willingness to teach a wide range of material in undergraduate small-group tutorials (from Old English to early modern) would be desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced study and academic research in medieval English literature from a global perspective and to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level in this field, through a variety of teaching methods including tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision.

Candidates must have a doctorate in some aspect of medieval literature (or be able to demonstrate a comparable level of achievement in publication or works accepted for publication) and evidence of distinguished research and/or research potential in medieval literature. A publication record appropriate to the appointee’s career stage, and which will enhance the profile of the English Faculty in this area, is required, as is evidence of excellence in teaching literature in English in the period c. 650 to 1550.

Please see the Further Particulars including the Person Specification for more details about the post and for full instructions before making an application.  For an informal discussion please contact Professor Robert Wilkins, Senior Tutor at St Edmund Hall (email:, or Professor Daniel Wakelin in the Faculty of English (email:

The closing date for electronic applications, to be sent to, is 5:00pm (UK time) on Friday, May 25. Late applications will not be accepted.

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