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August 12, 2013

Late Byzantine World Job Announcement (University of Virginia)

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, which is supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The focus of this hire will be in the area of comparative cultures and contested cultural space in the late-Byzantine world, 11th-15th centuries CE. The geo-cultural terrain of this hire will span the Orthodox Christian world and the Islamic East, from the Balkans to the Urals, from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea basin. Broad areas of specialization may include:

- multi-cultural intersections (Eastern Orthodox and Islam);
- migration and cultural assimilation (including Slavic, Mongol, and/or Turkish);
- imagined geographies in the late-Byzantine world.

Expertise in digital humanities is preferred. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate) in various fields within the candidate's areas of specialization, and provide service to the University and professional organizations. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential to interact productively across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The incumbent may hold a joint appointment in two departments, which may include, but are not limited to, Slavic, Art, and Religious Studies.

The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612638 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship of not more than 10,000 words (Attach to Writing Sample 1). Three letters of recommendation are required. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to eec3c@virginia.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and priority will be given to applications received by that date.

Please direct questions about the position to Edith W. Clowes, Chair, Late Byzantine World Search Committee, clowes@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the online application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Anne Zook
rz@virginia.edu
(434) 924-6683

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

Posted by bkohlerk at August 12, 2013 04:28 PM

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