Open Position

Assistant Professor – Medieval Literature – Spanish & Portuguese and Other Humanities-Based Programs

The University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Medieval literature, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.
The position entails broad competence in literary studies, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record, and excellence in teaching. Principal area of focus is  the Iberian Peninsula, , with complimentary specializations in French, Provençal Latin, Arabic, or Hebrew, allowing for a joint appointment with the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, and another department in the Humanities. Final departmental affiliations will depend upon the expertise and qualifications of the candidate. We welcome all critical approaches and scholarly interests as long as the work has a comparative component, and all applicants must demonstrate serious interest and ability to work in more than one language and literature.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application): The minimum basic qualification to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of all PhD, or equivalent degree, requirements except the dissertation.

The dissertation must be filed within one year of the start date of the appointment.

Additional Qualifications (by start date): Native or near-native fluency in Spanish or French and English, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating clear evidence of scholarly potential. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the departments of the joint appointment.

To apply please go to the following link: – https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01150, and submit a cover letter (applicants should discuss their research and teaching interests), a Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Additional statements of research and teaching are optional, as well as a statement of contributions to diversity (statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service). Candidates under serious consideration will be asked to provide a writing sample if selected for further review.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 28, 2016. Please direct inquiries to: gspaacad@berkeley.edu

The University of California is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.  The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.