I am applying for an assistant professor position in Europe and they ask for "two writing samples of recent scholarship". I also searched the term on Google but did not find anything useful. What does it really mean?

  • If you have any questions about a faculty job application, contact the department and ask for clarification. Ideally you want to offer, what you have already thought that writing examples of recent scholarship might be and have them confirm that you are right/wrong. Any ideas? Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 17:58
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    I believe it just means two recent written works, e.g. papers, book chapters etc.
    – Spark
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 17:58
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    @Spark why not make your comment an answer? Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 18:00
  • Following @Spark, maybe something from your thesis if you are recently graduated.
    – Buffy
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 18:49

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I believe that this is simply a request for two examples of your written works, say publications, book chapters, or any other relevant material (I know that for literature applications this can include, perhaps unsurprisingly, literary works).

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