Job Opening: Assistant Professor

Scandinavian and German Medieval Studies

Applications are welcome for this tenure-track assistant professorship in Scandinavian and German Medieval Studies. See for more information. 

Successful candidates are expected to have an active research agenda and to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. in Scandinavian or German medieval studies or related field required. Preference will be given to candidates who work in a comparative and interdisciplinary framework such as the global Middle Ages, visual studies, cultural theory, ecocriticism, and/or gender studies. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching and mentoring are especially encouraged to apply. Target start date is August 16, 2023.  Salary is competitive. Candidates whose PhD may be delayed but will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through, directly apply to our position and submit application materials by November 1, 2022. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching interests. Please upload all materials as one pdf via the CV/Resume option in the application.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Carl Niekerk at

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