Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Job Posting (Dictionary of Old English) - Winter 2022

Applications are due by 15 October 2021.

Description and requirements:

The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dictionary of Old English. This position is funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English, Medieval Studies, or a comparable discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants must have expertise in Old English language, familiarity with the corpus of Old English, and excellent research ability. Proficiency in Latin and experience with Old English palaeography are essential, and familiarity with basic lexicographical principles is highly desirable. The successful candidate will work with the editors in drafting entries for the Dictionary of Old English, as well as pursuing an independent research project of his or her choice under the supervision of the editors.

This position offers a rare opportunity to participate in team research in the humanities, and therefore requires the ability to work well with other members of the project.

Salary: approximately CA $45,000 per year

Application instructions: Applicants are directed to send the following materials to by 15 October 2021: 1) a cover letter, which includes a brief description of the individual research the applicant proposes to undertake at the DOE; 2) an up-to-date CV; 3) a sample of academic writing, preferably 25 pages or less. In addition, please have two letters of reference sent to by the application deadline.

Supervisors: Profs. Robert Getz and Stephen Pelle

Expected start date: 1 January 2022 (or soon thereafter)

Term: two years (non-renewable)

FTE: 1.0

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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The Centre welcomes PhD graduates seeking postdoctoral fellowships. The following are fellowships for which CMS can act as a host/partner institution. Please check the individual fellowships for deadlines, and please remember that CMS's internal deadlines may be earlier. Contact the department or the faculty member with whom you wish to work for further information.