"Medieval Studies and Race" Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Humanities

Rhode Island, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of English, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Humanities in "Medieval Studies and Race."

We seek to appoint an exceptional scholar of Middle English literature and language (additional medieval languages a plus), whose research is well informed by the cultural, theoretical, and pedagogical issues of race.  Ideally, this scholar's teaching and research will examine relations between traditional Medieval Studies of Europe and the urgent problems of race in America today.

The Fellow will be expected to teach one course per semester on topics in Medieval Studies with a special emphasis on race; of these, at least one course per year should engage literature in Middle English.  Courses will be cross-listed in the English Department, the Medieval Studies Program, and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities. In addition, the Fellow will be expected to attend and participate in weekly Fellows seminars at the Cogut Institute, and to present a work-in-progress once during each academic year of their residency.  

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five (5) years.  Receipt of the Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.  Salary is $61,500 the first year with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application to the Search Committee with a current CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, two detailed descriptions of proposed courses, a 1-2 page diversity statement, and three (3) letters of recommendation via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/81238

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 8, 2021, and accepted until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.