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University of Toronto: Associate/Full Professor (17th Century English Literature) – Call For Applications

University of Toronto – Department of English
Associate/Full Professor – 17th Century English Literature

Location: Toronto – Canada
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of 17th Century Literature and Culture, with special emphasis on Milton. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or appropriate field and an established international reputation based on a record of scholarly excellence appropriate to their career stage. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. A teaching dossier should be submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees themselves of high international standing. The successful candidate will be considered for a Canada Research Chair (tier I). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1701133.

Applications close on: 18 September, 2017.

University of Toronto: Assistant Professor (Early Modern Lit. w/ Special Emphasis on Shakespeare & Drama) – Call For Applications

University of Toronto – Department of English
Assistant Professor – Early Modern Literature with Special Emphasis on Shakespeare and Drama

Location: Toronto – Canada
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Early Modern Literature with special emphasis on Shakespeare and Drama. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or appropriate field by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and an emerging international reputation. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. A teaching dossier which includes these materials should be submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by an outstanding dissertation, publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of international standing. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an externally funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1701181

The closing date for applications is: October 16, 2017.

University of Kent: Lecturer in Medieval History – Call For Applications

University of Kent – School of History
Lecturer in Medieval History c. 400-1100

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £32,958 to £46,924 £32958 – £46924
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The School of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Early Medieval History (c. 400-1100). We welcome applications from all interested individuals in any field of British and/or European and/or Mediterranean History, within this time period. An interdisciplinary approach to these research fields and experience of teaching graduate students are desirable.

For full information and to apply, please visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BDD827/lecturer-in-medieval-history-c-400-1100.

Application close on: 1 September, 2017.

University of Hull: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Women, Property and Place in the World, 1500-1800) – Call For Applications

University of Hull – Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education – School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Women, Property and Place in the World, 1500-1800)

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the project of Women, Property and Place in the World, 1500-1800. This is a fixed term post for two years.

The central aim of the project is to investigate the institutional and structural underpinnings of social and gender inequalities in the English past. The post involves joint research and publication on land records and family papers (correspondence, diaries, wills, accounts, maps/surveys, enclosure records and estate papers); early-modern printed political and religious pamphlets; court, finance and litigation records. Additionally, the post will involve management of the existing website and Twitter account and mentoring doctoral students in the research cluster. The successful candidate will join an existing and vibrant team of academic, early-career and postgraduate researchers working in the Gender, Place and Memory 1400-1900 interdisciplinary Research Cluster at the University of Hull. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a cognate area of research, to include social and economic history, cultural history, historical geography, early-modern political thought and/or literature. It is desirebale that candidates will have experience working on early-modern English archival and/or printed texts.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BDD084/postdoctoral-research-associate-women-property-and-place-in-the-world-1500-1800.

Applications close on: 18 August, 2017.

Office of Treaty Settlements, Wellington: Historian – Call For Applications

Historian, Office of Treaty Settlements, Wellington

At the Office of Treaty Settlements there’s is an opportunity for historians to be a part of New Zealand’s future – one that’s watched by the rest of the world.

We’re looking for hard-working, talented and motivated people to join us as we negotiate settlements of historical Treaty claims and build positive relationships between the Crown and Maori.

If you’re a team player who would like to see the results of your work first-hand, the Office of Treaty Settlements, based in Wellington, invites you to apply for a position as a Historian. We are looking to fill three permanent positions, as well as a 12 month fixed-term position.

You’ll participate in front-line negotiations of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims and provide historical advice to inform the negotiations. You’ll be part of a team that assists iwi groups, and develops meaningful redress packages for claimants. The team also provides historical advice to inform decisions on applications for customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 (MACA).

We work closely with the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and a range of government departments, contribute to Waitangi Tribunal inquiries, and support legislation through Parliament. You will be part of a close and collaborative team of historians, have oversight of the work your colleagues are undertaking, and develop your leadership skills by contributing to broader capability of the historian team.

You’ll preferably have a master’s degree in New Zealand history or Maori studies, or have equivalent research-based professional experience. You’ll have well-developed historical research skills, knowledge of Maori history and archival institutions, an understanding of government structures and process, and awareness of tikanga Maori and Maori tribal dynamics. You will demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups, and build constructive relationships. You’ll be an effective communicator and develop your leadership skills by mentoring staff and contributing to the broader capability of the office.

It’s fascinating, fast-paced work, so if you’re adaptable and results-driven then the Office of Treaty Settlements is the place for you.

Salary range: $59,058 – $79,902

Applications close: 15 August, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.seek.co.nz/job/34039895

Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2018–2017 – Call For Applications

Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2018–2017

Focal Theme 2018-2019
Authority

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and cultural understandings of authority.

From auctoritas to the author to authoritarianism, the question of authority – whether grounded in epistemological expertise, juridical power, rhetorical persuasiveness, creative innovation, divine decree, or political charisma – is inextricable from humanistic inquiry and critique. With authority, the power to decide, to authorize, to adjudicate, to rule, and to hold sway stands or falls – in science, law, art, oratory, religion, or politics. The Society invites scholarly projects that trace the consequences, crises, and possibilities of authority across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts.

At stake in authority is who or what authorizes and bestows power, prestige, and influence. On what basis does authority claim to rule? Knowledge? Law? Charisma? Popular will? The sovereign word? Tradition? Moreover, each expression of authority calls forth its contestation and opposition. At times authority is contested within the same discursive sphere (e.g. different scientific paradigms or hermeneutic interpretations at loggerheads); at times, however, the opposition is based on another source of authority: religious law vs. secular law; scientific knowledge vs. political will; economic concerns vs. ethical concerns. At such junctures, the question then arises: who or what power adjudicates the conflict between appeals to different authoritative instances?

The Society invites scholars to explore the ‘ends of authority,’ understood as its purposes, goals, and ideals as well as its limitations, aporias, and paradoxes. Applicants could investigate the rise of authoritarianism across different historical and political or religious contexts, exploring its conditions, its appeal, its critiques. One could research the crisis of scientific authority, in which expertise itself is called into question on grounds that are impervious to scientific argumentation. Considering the death of the author, one could question what signs, strokes, words, tics, and idiosyncrasies determine a text’s or artwork’s ‘author’; what authorizes an original from its copy or fake; or the degree to which the authority of a few authors still determines research fields today. In the age of a superabundance of information, what differentiates ‘real’ (authoritative) information from ‘fake news,’ and how one can be interchanged with the other as an ‘equal’ source of authority?

The Society for the Humanities welcomes applications from scholars and practitioners who are interested in investigating this topic from the broadest variety of international and disciplinary perspectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Fellows should be working on topics related to the year’s theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2017. The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the Ph.D. after this date. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.

Applications close on 1 October, 2017.

For full details and to apply, please visit: http://sochum.as.cornell.edu/society_fellowships.html.

UQ Development Fellowships – Call For Applications

The University of Queensland Development Fellowships aim to foster development of the most promising early career researchers and retain mid-career and senior academic staff of exceptional calibre at the University. By investing in the best and brightest talent across all career levels, the UQ Development Fellowships facilitate a trajectory of continued excellence and impact in research, teaching and service at UQ. In doing so, the fellowships advance UQ’s strategic objectives in the pillars of Discovery, Learning and Engagement and develop elite professionals who create change in society in multi-dimensional ways.

UQ Development Fellowships may be applied for and awarded funding for up to a maximum of three years full-time, with funding provided centrally in combination with the host Faculty/Institute and/or School/Centre, as per the scheme Guidelines.  Fellowships may also be held on a part-time basis (for family/carers or illness/disability) up to a maximum of four years.

For more information, please visit: http://www.uq.edu.au/research/research-management/uq-fellowships.

Applications close on 8 September, 2017.

The University of the West Indies: Lecturer in Literatures in English (2 Positions) – Call For Applications

The University of the West Indies, Faculty of Humanities & Education
Lecturer in Literatures in English (2 tenure-track posts)

Qualification and Experience

Minimum Qualification:

  • Doctorate (PhD) in Literatures in English or a closely related discipline

Experience

  • Significant experience teaching Literatures in English at the tertiary level, inclusive of postgraduate courses;
  • Substantial, well-defined research agenda and publication profile in Literatures in English, or evidence of strong research potential;
  • Supervisory experience of Master’s and Doctoral students is desirable

Special Expertise /Focus

Post 1: We welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on Shakespeare, as well as Renaissance, Romantic, or Victorian literature. A scholarly background in poetry in any of these periods is particularly desirable.

Post 2: We welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on major currents and authors in the 20th century literature of the English-speaking Caribbean. Applicants who are competent in teaching courses on oral traditions in the Caribbean or in creative writing, in addition to Caribbean literature, are particularly desirable.

The Literatures in English programme promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching, and experience in, or openness to, interdisciplinary approaches is highly desirable.

Personal Attributes

The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of English is essential.

Candidates must also:

  • Possess a flexible and committed disposition to all work-related tasks
  • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability meet tight deadlines
  • Be computer literate and able to use information technology tools
  • Be willing to collaborate with colleagues in teaching, administration and research endeavors
  • Be Student focused and centered

Detailed applications (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu.

Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

Deadline Date: Friday, August 18, 2017.

University or New England: Lecturer in English Literary Studies – Call For Applications

University or New England: Lecturer in English Literary Studies

Continuing, full-time position
$ 93,336 to $ 110,619 per annum (Level B)
Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
Relocation assistance provided

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique regional university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. UNE is Australia’s leading provider of online education. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The School of Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in English Literary Studies who will teach
undergraduate and postgraduate units, supervise honours and higher degree research students, and contribute to the discipline’s research profile, areas of teaching, research and administration as appropriate to the level.

About the role

The appointee will join a team who teach and conduct research in English Literary Studies. He/she will contribute to continuing curriculum development and flexible delivery of units in this area. Core to the role is the application of English Literary Studies expertise to the development, teaching and coordination of units. He/she will have the opportunity to contribute to the supervision of independent student projects, undergraduate/postgraduate coursework research units, Honours, and Higher Degree Research.

The appointee will be expected to undertake his/her own research related to English Literary Studies. The position is established with a view to enhancing collaboration within the School and/or University’s established research groups and networks. The appointee will actively contribute to the expansion of the discipline’s research capacity in order to further enhance its future ERA profile. The role also includes relevant academic service and administration.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant must have a PhD or equivalent higher degree by research, supplemented by an established track record that shows professional achievement and expertise, including current experience, in Literary Studies, and be able to apply this expertise to teaching and curriculum development. In addition applicants must have a demonstrated record in research and publication in one or more specialisations within English Literary Studies, and demonstrated ability to undertake a range of administrative duties and skills in information and communication technologies.

Deadline: 27 August, 2017.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://hr.une.edu.au/v15/WK8127$APP.draw_attachments?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=217128&P_CALLER_URL=WK8127ZZDOLLARZZAPP.QueryListZZQMARKZZZ_ORDER_BY=1

University of Helsinki: University Lecturer, History – Call For Applications

University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies belongs to the Faculty of Arts
University Lecturer, History

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies belongs to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and has a strong profile in the multidisciplinary research and teaching of the humanities.

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, invites applications for the position of:

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

to be employed until further notice as of 1 January, 2018. The position is in the discipline of History. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

The appointee’s duties will include teaching according to the degree requirements, the supervision and examination of theses and dissertations, research in the field as well as contribution to the performance of the discipline’s other tasks.

The university lecturer in history shall provide teaching and supervision at all levels of both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The duties, which require good cooperation skills, include participating in the planning and development of teaching together with the other staff of the Department and discipline. The university lecturer shall also conduct research in his or her own field.

According to the University of Helsinki Regulations, holders of university lectureships are required to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to have the ability to provide high quality research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations.

When assessing the qualifications of applicants, attention will be paid to academic qualifications and merits, such as publications, experience in research projects, as well as teaching and supervision experience, pedagogical skills and plans, the ability to produce learning material, and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills. University lecturer is expected to be a wide-ranging scholar, who is able to teach writing skills and help students to find sources. In this particular job, it is vital to be able to supervise theses focusing on Finnish 19th and 20th century history. Finnish history is analysed as a part of wider Baltic and European developments. University lecturer should also be able to develop the teaching of digital or quantitative research methods. The guidance of personal study plans is an essential part of the work.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. Knowledge of other languages will be considered a further asset.

The salary for the position will be based on levels 5–7 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The application must be accompanied by a:

  1. CV (4 pages max).
  2. list of publications.
  3. report (5 pages max) on their teaching experience and plans to improve teaching.
  4. report (3 pages max) of applicant’s research activities, including specialisation within the field of history and acquired research funding.

The above documents and information may also be presented in an academic portfolio.

Instructions to applicants for teaching and research positions: 

The applicants are asked to be prepared to send five of their publications for evaluation soon after the deadline, if shortlisted; and to be prepared to attend an interview, as well as to give a lecture for evaluation of teaching skills.

The application, together with the required attachment, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking.

For full information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/university-lecturer-history.

Applications close on 21 August, 2017.