The Yale University Department of English seeks to appoint two outstanding scholars at the rank of assistant professor specializing in early modern literature. We welcome applicants at all early career stages, from ABD to advanced assistant professor.
We are primarily seeking scholars specializing in drama. Desirable research interests include (though are not confined to) the following areas: race and colonialism; performance studies; book and material history; ecocriticism and environmental studies; global early modernity; and gender and sexuality studies.
Early modernists at Yale are members not only of their appointing departments, but also of the PhD-granting Program in Renaissance Studies, which brings together scholars from across the humanistic disciplines. Other opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration can be found in the program in Theater and Performance Studies and in Directed Studies, a first-year introduction to major texts in Western and Near Eastern cultures. Research in early modern subjects is well-supported by university collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the especially rich holdings of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
All applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of research interests, and a 20-page writing sample prepared for anonymous reading through Interfolio. Letters of reference will be requested at a later stage of consideration. Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. Please contact search committee chair, Prof. Feisal Mohamed (firstname.lastname@example.org), or chair's assistant, Sarah Harford (email@example.com) with any questions.
Internal Number: 93834
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