Friday, October 3, 2014

Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School

Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia welcomes applications from Chaucerians and medievalists to the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.  The aim of this Mellon Foundation-funded fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts. RBS selected forty Mellon Fellows in 2013 and 2014, and will admit an additional twenty fellows to the program in the spring of 2015.

Fellows will receive funding for RBS course attendance, as well as generous stipends, and support for research-related travel to special collections, over the course of three years. Courses at RBS cover topics such as paleography (taught by Consuelo Dutschke), codicology (taught by Albert Derolez), and scholarly editing (taught by David Vander Meulen).

The deadline for application to the program is MONDAY 1 DECEMBER 2014. Applicants must be doctoral candidates (post-qualifying exams or other requirements), postdoctoral fellows, or junior (untenured) faculty in the humanities at a U.S. institution at time of application. For more details, please visit:

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion @ UWA – 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – Call For Applications
Two 3-year postdoctoral research fellowships based at The University of Western Australia node of The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100 – 1800) are currently being advertised.

Research Associate – Passions for Learning
Contact: Prof Yasmin Haskell (

Research Associate – Literature and Culture of War, Conflict and Violence
Contact: Prof Andrew Lynch (

Applications for both positions close on Friday 24 October 2014.

Humanities Librarian, The College of New Jersey  

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Humanities Librarian.  The successful candidate will be oversee collection development and management as well as provide reference and instructional support for the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History.  In addition, the Humanities Librarian will provide general reference service and will be expected to carry out scholarly and service activities required to attain tenure.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree and a broad knowledge of humanities information resources.  Educational background and/or experience in a relevant humanities discipline.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications: Significant experience using resources in the humanities. Work experience in academic libraries, particularly collection development, reference and instruction.  Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies.  Knowledge of current assessment issues/trends in academic libraries. Record of professional service and/or scholarship. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is highly desirable.  

To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to Forrest Link, Chair, Humanities Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by October 31, 2014 in order to ensure full consideration.

For a more detailed position description, see: .

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Drafting Editor Position at Dictionary of Old English

The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, invites applications for a position as Drafting Editor at the Dictionary of Old English. This is a grant-funded contractually limited term appointment for three years, with the possibility of renewal, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will have a PhD by time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also demonstrate a deep familiarity and expertise with the Corpus of Old English and have excellent research ability. The successful candidate will have teaching experience and will be expected to contribute to teaching in the graduate program in the Centre for Medieval Studies. Knowledge of medieval Latin is essential and proficiency in a cognate Germanic language is desirable. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to draft entries for the Dictionary of Old English.

This position offers a rare opportunity to participate in team research in the humanities, and therefore the ability to work well with other members of the project and to complete entries efficiently and expeditiously to deadline is of paramount importance. The position also involves outreach to the public, so the ability to communicate the project’s research in a dynamic, engaging manner is also essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract and writing sample up to a maximum of 20 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Centre for Medieval Studies via e-mail to

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies or the Dictionary of Old English, please visit our home pages:, and

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Sydney
REFERENCE NO. 1712/0814

  • Opportunity for a scholar with expertise in medieval literature and/or language
  • Help to shape the future of a world-leading department
  • Full-time, fixed-term for 4 years, remuneration package: $110K - $131K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top twenty faculties of its kind.

The School of Letters, Art and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by lively synergies between traditional disciplines such as Art History, English and Linguistics and newer formations such as Media and Communications, Film Studies and Museum Studies. The school is home to The Medieval and Early Modern Centre, the Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and Celtic Studies.

The Department of English is the oldest and largest in Australia. In the most recent ERA research assessment exercise the ‘Literature’ area delivered the highest score possible (‘5’). In the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014), ‘English’ at the University of Sydney was ranked best in Australia and 19th in the world.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:

  • teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a focus on Medieval and Old English literature and language
  • make a contribution to the research strengths of the school, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals of high standing
  • supervise higher degree research students
  • participate, where appropriate, in interdisciplinary collaborations within the University and beyond
  • contribute to academic administration.

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Old English

The University of Tennessee is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Old English. Other desirable areas of specialization include history of the English language and history of the book/manuscript studies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. We are a “Doctoral/Research Extensive” institution, with a departmental endowment that supports research. The department offers the BA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Professors teach a 2/2 load, distributed across undergraduate and graduate courses. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  Applicants should submit a letter of application and a CV by October 1, 2014, via Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Application deadline: 1 October 2014

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship is happy to announce the 2015 Foremother's Prize. 
Funded through the generous gift of royalties from the editors and authors of the Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (Judith Bennett and Ruth Mazzo Karras, eds.), the grant provides $2,000 for a graduate student to undertake a significant professional development initiative. The winner will be partnered with a senior medieval feminist scholar whose guidance and association can assist her in developing and executing the project.
Such projects might include:
  • Travel to a conference relevant to medieval feminist scholarship, for instance, the annual Gender and Medieval Studies Conference in the U.K.
  • Travel to visit archives, research libraries, museums, manuscript collections, or archeological or architectural sites
  • Travel to conduct other forms of on-site research
  • Development of a digital humanities project related to feminist research
  • Organizing of a medieval feminist conference or colloquium
  • Travel to allow sustained work with a mentor
SMFS is especially interested in assisting students whose projects are not otherwise funded. The winner must be willing to write a reflective report describing the outcome of the project that will appear on the SMFS public website.

Applicants should provide: a completed application form (to include existing funding sources and advisor signature), a 500-word description of the project including its scope and development, proposed timeline, and a potential budget.
Application Deadline: January 1, 2015
The winner will be announced by February 15, 2015
Email applications to Dr. Katie Keene,

Lecturer in Old and Middle English, UCD School of English, Drama and Film (Permanent)

Applicants are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer (below the bar) in Old and Middle English (specialising in Old English), located within the UCD School of English, Drama and Film. 

The successful candidate will teach in the BA programme in English and in the MA in Medieval English Literature and Culture. S/he will have expertise in Old English, with a doctorate in the area and a research record in the field, as well as prior experience of teaching at third level. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a willingness to teach Middle English and be able to supervise and mentor MA and PhD students.

Note: It is envisaged this appointment will commence on 1 January 2015.

2013 (2010) Lecturer (BTB) Salary Scale: €35,355 – €56,602 per annum

2013 (2011) Lecturer (BTB) Salary Scale: €31,820 – €50,942 per annum*
* Subject to all new entrants to public sector as of 01 January 2011

Appointment will be made at the lower end of the scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (GMT) on Wednesday 17th September 2014

Further details here