Fordham University, Assistant Professor
Medieval Cultural/Intellectual History
The Department of History at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in medieval cultural/intellectual history specializing in visual, material, or performative culture of the high to late middle ages. We seek an active scholar capable of teaching the medieval history introductory course, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s field. The position includes the opportunity to teach in the university’'s interdisciplinary programs, such as Medieval Studies. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2013. Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio (http://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15498) by November 15, 2012. For more information, see the department's website at http://www.fordham.edu/history. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Additional information: since the notice in the job advertisement is brief, the members of the search committee would like to anticipate questions by offering a short description of the position. The successful applicant will teach 3/2 (three courses one semester, two another), which may include our core curriculum introductory course (“Understanding Historical Change: Medieval History”), an undergraduate elective, or a graduate course in your field. Electives may be in History, Medieval Studies or other interdisciplinary programs, and include the college’s upper-level core requirement, an Interdisciplinary Capstone Course. Undergraduate courses are capped at 35 students, although seminars and capstones are capped at 19 students. Medieval history is a departmental strength with a considerable number of graduate students, and the successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate courses regularly.
Both two day and three day teaching schedules are available. This position is based at the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, immediately south of the Lincoln Center complex for the performing arts. Members of the department currently reside in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester County, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
We expect to do some preliminary interviewing at the AHA in New Orleans and plan to conduct on campus interviews in January or February. Feel free to contact me or any of the committee’s members in the meantime if you have any questions. We thank you for your interest in Fordham.
For the committee,
Richard Gyug (Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members: Christopher Maginn, Michael Marmé, Nicholas Paul, Nina Rowe (Medieval Studies Representative)
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