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Allegheny College - VAP in American Lit. (1 year) POSITION HAS BEEN FILLEDEdit

Allegheny College invites applicants for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position (beginning August 2012) in American Literature. Teaching responsibilities include lower- and upper-level American literature courses and introductory literature courses. In addition, all faculty are expected to teach first year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. Teaching load is 3/3 (total of 4 preparations). Qualifications: PhD in hand, publications, and a strong commitment to teaching. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Please send letter of application, cv, and dossier to Professor Lloyd Michaels, Chair, Department of English, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Review of applications will begin Monday, April 30 and continue until the position is filled. Allegheny College is an Equal opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. For more information about Allegheny's English Department visit: http://sites.allegheny.edu/english/

MLA JIL 4/20

Deadline: review begins April 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Position has been filled (via snail mail, 6/9)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Bethany College - 2 tenure-track positions - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Bethany College is a national liberal arts college located on a beautiful historic 1,300 acre mountaintop campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, 39 miles from Pittsburgh. The state's oldest private college, Bethany offers a wide array of B.A. and B.S. programs in more than 25 fields of study and a Master of Arts program in Teaching.

Bethany College seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in English at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2012.

The successful candidates will have competence in at least two of the following areas: American Literature, Creative Writing and Secondary Education as well as competence in teaching Composition and a variety of other writing courses.

A Ph.D. in hand by Spring 2012 is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered with appropriate adjustment in rank. The successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching.

Review of applications will begin November 10 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with at least three references.

Additional materials may be requested of final candidates.

Postal Address:

Merlinda Lees

Personnel Services
Bethany College
P.O. Box 417
303 Cramblet Hall
Bethany, WV 26032

Email Address:mlees@bethanywv.edu

Apply for this position through MyHigherEdJobs.com .

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: [From Generalist page: " 2/9 x5"]

Rejection Letter:

Skype or phone interview scheduled: 3/30

Campus interview scheduled: 4/18, according to Generalist page.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2012 & Generalist 2012

Any news since the request for more materials?

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - 20th/21st c. - OFFER MADE Edit

English & For Langs, 3801 W Temple Av, Pomona, CA 91768 http://www.class.csupomona.edu/efl/

Assistant Professor, 20th/21st-Century American Literature. The Department of English and Foreign Languages invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of 20th/21st‑Century American Literature (background in African American or Chicano Literature preferred). Further interest or experience in one or several of the following – teacher preparation, creative writing, and earlier periods of American literature ‑ is also desirable. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in 20th/ 21st Century American Literature by the time of appointment; evidence of effective teaching; evidence of scholarly potential; demonstrated ability to respond to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character. Date of Appointment: September 2012. Consideration of completed applications begins November 30, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Application forms and full job description are available from http://academic.csupomona.edu/faculty/positions.aspx .

FROM MLA JIL (9/13/11)

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: request for EEO form 11/16

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/21 MLA Interview (scheduled by phone) (x2) - e-mail, then phone

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/26

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: before 3/16

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California University of Pennsylvania - American Lit. since 1865 - Temporary (1 year) Position Edit

Full-time Temporary faculty English: American Literature Since 1865 English: American Literature Since 1865 - California University of Pennsylvania invites applications for this full-time temporary faculty position. Specialist in American literature, post-1865, to teach upper- and lower-division literature courses and first-year composition. Ph.D. in English required at time of application; preference given to candidates with special interest in the novel

For position details and to apply, visit https://careers.calu.edu Integrity, Civility and Responsibility are the official core values of California University of Pennsylvania. Cal U is M/F/V/D/AA/EEO.

https://careers.calu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=144859

MLA JIL 4/20

Deadline: closing date listed as 6/04/12 on CalU HR page.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

California University of Pennsylvania - American Lit. since 1865, TT position - CANCELLEDEdit

American Literature since 1865

Position Type/Salary: This is a tenure-track faculty appointment in the department of English. Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.

Job Summary/Basic Function: The English Department at California University of Pennsylvania seeks a specialist in modern American literature, post-1865, to teach upper- and lower-division literature courses and first-year composition. Teaching load is 4/4 and will include an early American literature survey in addition to courses in the area of specialization. The successful applicant must be capable of and committed to teaching, community service and outreach, and to scholarship. Successful applicant will also have experience working with diverse populations. Additional responsibilities include involvement with departmental, college-wide, and university committees. Also, in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and APSCUF, the successful applicant might be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend college and/or provide instruction through distance education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications accepted only online at https://careers.calu.edu/. Physical resumes are not accepted. To be considered, applicants must submit the following: full curriculum vitae; official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; letter of application highlighting the applicant's qualifications and teaching interests; brief statements describing teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references who have knowledge of the applicant's abilities. References will be checked. Background clearances are required and will be conducted on applicants being considered.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 02/17/2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/31, by email. Seems odd since the due date isn't for over two weeks. Maybe they really, really didn't like me? x2

NOTES:

I sent an inquiry to the HR office because I was concerned I'd make a mistake filling out the online HR application and my application was automatically booted. Here's the response I just got from the Iterim Director of Human Resources: "Please accept our apologies. We have cancelled all faculty searches due to budgetary issues, and our software erroneously sent out the wrong e-mail message to all applicants. We hope that you will apply again in the future when we are able to post the positions again." [posted 1/31]

College of the Holy Cross, VAP - 19th & 20th c. American Lit - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full‑time faculty appointment for the 2012‑2013 academic year specializing in Nineteenth‑ and Twentieth‑Century American Literature (ability to teach African‑American Literature a plus). Ph.D. preferred. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Visiting full‑time faculty teach three courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full‑time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Worcester MA 01610. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We invite candidates to learn more about our department at http://academics.holycross.edu/english/.


MLA JIL March 2, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Considerate rejection e-mail (4/9) x2

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/9

Offer accepted: [posted June 1]

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

Columbia University (American Modernism, 1910-1960) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

We invite applications for an assistant professorship in the field of American modernism (1910-1960) across the major genres. We particularly welcome work on fiction, poetry, and cultural criticism. Beyond teaching in the field of specialization, the successful candidate will also teach two courses a year in Columbia's core curriculum, typically Literature Humanities.

LINK -HERC - also see Columbia HR post

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/21 (via email)

1/23 received rejection notice (via email) <--could you clarify: was this after an MLA interview? Did notice state campus visits had been scheduled with other candidates?

--Yes, it was after an MLA interview. It did not state other interviews had been scheduled, only that they had decided "not to pursue my candidacy." I assume that means they have already invited others, or will soon do so.

Campus interview scheduled: Yes. [posted 2/2]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone else find their on-line application process primitive and unwieldy? (x2 - unsurprising, given how over-complicated and expensive their post-doc applications are)

12/21 11 pm: When do we give up on this one? (x2)

Eckerd College (FL) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Literature, tenure‑track position, to start in September 2012. Ph.D. in English required. Specialization in American literature, preferably poetry (although the position includes teaching in other genres), with possible secondary preparation in one or more of the following: British literature post‑1800, Southern literature, environmental studies, and/or women’s and gender studies, with a demonstrable commitment to both teaching excellence and scholarship. Teach seven courses per academic year at all levels (three per semester and a course with an experiential dimension in January), including American literature surveys and courses in American poetry and fiction. Opportunity to design courses appropriate to areas of specialization.



Participation in an interdisciplinary values‑oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two‑semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send letter of application, CV, recent teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to Prof. Jared Stark, Letters Collegium, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33711. Materials should be postmarked by Oct. 28, 2011; no electronic submissions, please.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Oct. 28

Acknowledgment received: Dec 1 x 7 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: [From Early American 2012: "12/17 (email)"] 12/17

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Anyone heard anything post-MLA from Eckerd? (1/24)

A: Not me. I was told two weeks at the end of the interview, so I suspect they may have contacted someone already. Who knows though?

Also posted at Early American 2012

Elmira College - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Elmira College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature to begin in July of 2012.

Responsibilities include: Teaching intermediate surveys, upper level courses in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, specialized courses in Mark Twain, and general literature, participating in the college's interdisciplinary freshman studies program, and advising of students.

Elmira College - first to offer a comprehensive curriculum for women, home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies is a small, well-established, residential, liberal arts college in a pleasant community in the Finger Lakes region of New York State (county population 100,000). The College's enrollment continues to be strong. 10% of the current student body graduated first or second in their high school or prep school class, average Class size is 16, and student-faculty ratio is 11:1.

Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 1, 2012. Application deadline: February 1, 2012. To apply: send (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) three professional references with names, titles, and phone numbers to American Literature Search, Dr. Stephen Coleman, Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Elmira College, One Park Place, Elmira, N.Y. 14901 or scoleman@elmira.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received: Feb. 1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: [From Early American page: "Interviews are in process 5/4"]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone heard anything from Elmira? (2/28)

Also posted at Early American 2012

Emory and Henry College (VA) - American/Appalachian Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor of American/Appalachian Literature. Tenure-track position to begin fall 2012. Ph.D. required. 7-course load. Candidate will teach composition, American literature, Appalachian literature, and courses in general education. Candidate will also direct annual Appalachian literary festival and edit Iron Mountain Review. Please send letter of application, CV, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), teaching evaluations, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Dean Linda Dobkins, Box 947, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA 24327. Postmark deadline: Nov. 14, 2011. Electronic applications not accepted. Interviews at MLA. Emory & Henry is a four-year, Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college of 1000 students located in southwest Virginia. Check our website at www.ehc.edu. Emory & Henry is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates from under-represented ethnic and racial groups are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: letter (snailmail) 11/21/11

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/6/11 (x2)<--E-mail or phone?by email

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

Emory University (Poetry and Poetics of the Long Twentieth-Century) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Emory University Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 2012: Poetry and Poetics of the Long Twentieth-Century. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in transnational poetry and poetics of the twentieth-century with secondary experience in such areas as archival theory and practice, digital humanities, and new media. We are particularly interested in candidates who will develop new undergraduate and graduate courses that explore twentieth-century poetry, working in and through the print and digital archives of Emory's Danowski Poetry Library and MARBL collections.

Successful candidates for this position will present strong evidence of scholarly promise, excellence in teaching, and have the PhD in hand by the start date. The 4-course per year teaching load comprises undergraduate composition and general education courses, upper-level classes for majors, and graduate seminars. Review of applications begins on October 17, 2011. Send application letter, CV, dissertation abstract, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Walter Kalaidjian, Search Committee Chair, 537 Kilgo Circle, 302 N Callaway Center, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/9/11 x2

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/9/11 by e-mail

Campus interview scheduled: 01/10/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Modern British 2012

Emporia State University (KS) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Emporia State University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in American literature, expertise in ethnic literature desirable, to begin in August, 2012. The doctorate is preferred, but ABD will be considered if the degree will be completed by the time of appointment. The normal teaching load is twelve hours per semester, including graduate and undergraduate courses in literature, writing, and literary criticism. Teaching, scholarly activity, and service are required.

Screening begins December 1 and continues until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts, and have a placement file or other documentation containing three letters of reference sent separately to William Clamurro, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, Campus Box 4019, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801-5087. Address e-mail enquiries to wclamurr@emporia.edu. Phone 620-341-5216. An AA/EOE Institution, Emporia State University encourages minorities and women to apply. http://www.emporia.edu #12/24

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/8, 12/12

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

apps were due Dec 1 and an MLA interview was scheduled 12/8??

A: looks like they are scheduling interviews on a rolling basis, since one was also scheduled on 12/12.

2/29 I just found out from the chair that the position has been filled. I'm not sure if they went with someone from the MLA convention or elsewhere. (I had interviewed with them at MLA.)

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012

Florida Gulf Coast University - early 20th c. US Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEULEDEdit

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English with a focus on Early Twentieth Century US Literature from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2012. If degree is not conferred, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in US literature and culture 1865-1960 with special focus or interest in American Literary Modernism 1915-1945 and especially Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Stein. Active research agenda and committed to excellence in teaching.

LINK

Deadline: December 7, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: Phone Interview Scheduled 01/23

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

The on-line ap for this position is out of control. There are at least 5 places to attach "other" documents (unspecified), and the ap isn't considered complete until all of the attachments are filled. Ridiculous.

Also worth noting that this school has no tenure system

Very problematic rejection letter....."does not have minimum educational requirements" but I have a PhD and publications in exactly the field advertised! Remarkably offensive.

I think you might have checked the wrong box for one of the questions, which was like: "Have you spent x hours teaching..." - sorry, but I forget the exact wording. I think if you checked no, that might have called for such an outrageous response. A: I wouldn't put it past me that I messed up! Thanks. Actually, it was an HR mistake, and they apologized so it is all good.

Has anyone heard anything at all from this school outside of the initial round of rejections? <----- Posted 12/27

Was there an initial round of rejections? Any activity at all? (1/4) <--- When I posted the initial request for updates, I was skimmig a number of jobs and mistook the HR rejection for a first round of rejections. Sorry for the oversight. As of now, I have not heard anything new either so I'm assuming this is the norm (1/7).

Fordham University - 20th c. American Lit - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Fordham English Department invites applications for a tenure‑track position in 20th‑Century American Literature from scholars whose research focuses on literature before 1945, but whose teaching spans the 20th‑21st centuries, to begin at the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus in Fall 2012. Submit cover letter and CV by November 1 through Interfolio at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3065 . Interviews will be scheduled at the MLA convention in Seattle. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

FROM MLA JIL (9/13/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:10/11/11, 10,26/11, 10/28/11, 10/31/11

"The search committee is carefully reviewing your letter and cv, and will decide within a week or two of the November 1st deadline whether to request further materials from you."

Request for additional materials: 11/23 (dossier and writing sample) x 6

Rejection (no interview): 11/23 x 15

(448 apps!)

MLA interview scheduled: Yes, c. 12/22 (see below)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

The SCC's email indicated that they received 448 applications. 448 of us who do American lit from 1900-1945? Oh my. <------ My guess is that not everyone does American lit from 1900-1945; I do post-war, but sent in an app anyway (and got the rejection e-mail).

...It's an attractive position, so I'm not too surprised by the #'s. I think this is the first time I ever got a "no interview" letter this early, which I appreciate but I also wish I didn't get in the first place...

The email was kindly written and reflects well on the department. (x3)

Has anyone heard anything about MLA interviews? (12/20): From the search committee chair to any candidates reading this wiki (and yes, search committee chairs sometimes look here!): we're late contacting people about interviews due to some shifting travel plans--until that was settled we couldn't actually schedule interview times. But we'll be contacting 12 people for MLA interviews over the next couple of days. <-- Thank you for posting! (x2)

Hi, someone added "MLA Interviews Scheduled" in the title, but that section of the wiki is still blank.... Did someone actually get a call or are you just responding to the Chair's comment above? Answer: maybe this is a violation of protocol on the wiki, but I'm the SCC, and I added it myself once I was done scheduling all the interviews. I was on the market in the dark ages before wikis, but I would have wanted to know. <--Thanks for the info, SCC! > Warm congrats to those who got the interviews and thanks to SCC for being exceptionally considerate. (x2) > Yes, at every stage the SCC has been uncommonly kind. This is a great department - Congrats to all.

Fordham University (Drama & Performance, 20-21st c.) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Drama and Performance Studies. The Fordham English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in drama and performance studies from candidates with expertise in at least three centuries (20th-21st and one other), to begin at the Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus in Fall 2012. Submit cover letter and CV by November 1 through Interfolio at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3085. Interviews will be scheduled at the MLA convention in Seattle. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: [From Theater 2011-2012: "Interview scheduled (12/15) x4. Interview scheduled (12/18)"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Modern British 2012 & Theater 2011-2012

Framingham State University (MA) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Framingham State University English Department invites applications for a tenure‑track position in American literature starting Fall 2012. The position requires expertise in American literature with scholarship and teaching experience in poetry, African American literature, or Latino literature. The teaching load is 3/3 and responsibilities include first‑year writing courses, courses for the English major, American literature survey courses, and upper‑level American literature courses. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in American literature by the time of appointment and should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly and professional growth. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.


To apply online, please submit a cover letter and CV to http://framingham.interviewexchange.com . Dossiers including transcripts and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Carolyn Maibor, Search Committee, English Department, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA 01701. For best consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists will be asked to provide a half‑hour DVD of one of their classes.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:11/22

Rejection Letter: Email 11/28 (X5)

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30- Four finalists have been contacted. Campus visits scheduled.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q- What additional materials were requested?

Anyone else not get a rejection and not get a request for materials either? yes (x5)

They may be making multiple cuts. I got one of the 11/28 rejections, but my application was definitely a stretch in terms of the desired sub-specialties.

12/26 - Any more rejections? Any word on interviews? A: Have heard nothing--no rejection, nothing. (12/26) (x3)

Anyone know if this position has disappeared or had further developments? I never got a rejection and have heard nothing regarding my application. 1/12 (X2)

1/13 - Position still exists. 440+ candidates. ~40 received requests for more info.

1/18- I did not receive a rejection, nor did I receive a request for more materials. What's the deal? (x3)

Also posted at Early American 2012

Georgia State University - 20th/21st c. Southern American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

FROM MLA JIL (9/13/11)

Assistant or Associate professor of 20th/21st Century Southern American Literature. Georgia State University, a leading research institution in downtown Atlanta, invites applicants for an anticipated tenure‑track Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in 20th/21st Century Southern American Literature, to begin Fall 2012, pending budgetary approval. Requires Ph.D. by time of appointment, evidence of strong scholarly potential, excellent teaching, and commitment to service. Normal teaching load is 2/2 (graduate and undergraduate). Salary competitive. Selected candidates will be interviewed at MLA.

 Send letter and CV only (no dossiers or writing samples; no electronic submissions) by November 10 to Calvin Thomas, Chair, New Appointments Committee, PO Box 3970, Department of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302‑3970. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. GSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO employer. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/8, 11/16

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [FROM Southern 2012: "12/2"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [FROM Southern 2012: "1/9"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Southern 2012

Hamilton College - 2 yr. VAPEdit

The English and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College seeks a specialist in 20th-Century American Literature for a two-year replacement position. Candidates with ability to teach literary theory are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required (in hand or completed by Fall 2012). Teaching load is 5 courses per year. Appointment begins July 1, 2012. Please send vita, letter of application, and writing sample (10 pages) as pdf files to ensrch12@hamilton.edu, addressed to Professor Onno Oerlemans, Chair. We will begin reviewing applications on May 21, 2012. Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

HERC

Deadline: review begins May 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Harvard University - 20th c. American lit. (esp. novel) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Literature/American: The English Department and the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University jointly invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in twentieth-century American literature and culture, particularly the novel, with capacity to teach across the broader span of American Literature. The appointment, expected to begin July 1, 2012, will be made at the entry level. Applications from established assistant professors are welcome. The successful applicant will have a strong doctoral record and should show promise of excellence in scholarship, along with a strong commitment to teaching in a variety of areas. Finalists will be expected to submit in December the entire dissertation or as much of it as is completed (or, alternatively, a book-length publication). The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, 1-2 page abstract of dissertation, the names and contact information of 3-5 recommenders, and article-length writing sample (25-¬30 pages, excluding footnotes) no later than 18 November. Apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu . Late applications will not be considered. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/13 (x3) Anyone know what's up with the request for a completed book/dissertation? Will there be interviews at all or just straight to campus interview?

Rejection (no interview): email (12/13), (12/15) (x14)

Interview scheduled: No MLA; Skype interview in January (12/23)

Rejection (after Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone know what you're supposed to upload in the "Other" field? The application can't be submitted as complete without something going there. <--- I saw this too, and am assuming it's just a glitch. I simply made a Word doc with my references' contact info. for it. Though could be a chance to send more (compelling) materials. <-- I believe this was to upload the contact info of your recommenders. There was a place earlier in the app to type this info in manually (which you probably did), but the ad asked for what sounds like an actual document. Probably doesn't matter one way or the other. <-- The "other" field is optional and you can in fact complete the application without it.

11/14/11, 1 am. Site down for maintenance.

Q. Anyone who has already applied, is it possible to send reference letters from Interfolio or does Hahvahd insist that letter-writers upload directly to its site? A. They're not asking for letters upfront, so there's no way to know whether they'll use Interfolio or not. <-- This is incorrect. Completing the application will trigger emails to your references, with upload links.

  • Thanks for the info above, but there's really no way to use Interfolio? Frankly, I think my recommenders are getting a bit stressed from all the special upload requests. (I have this pet theory that since 2008, when the job market imploded and created a huge backlog of jobseekers--more than ever before, anyway--it generated all this extra work for tenured profs; they must feel like they do nothing but handle rec letters for 1 1/2 - 2 months of the year.)
    • Re: the question about using Interfolio. Yes, you can use Interfolio for applications like this. Rather than using your reference people's actual emails, you can provide the unique email address that Interfolio assigns each letter (i.e., if you already have letters uploaded as Interfolio documents). The application will then email your Interfolio letter, and Interfolio will create a delivery for you to check-out. Once you pay and check out, Interfolio will upload the letter to the application website. To find the email addresses for your letters, add a delivery and then click the tab that says "Upload Application to Website" and there you'll be able to see and copy the document emails.
    • Thanks for this info! One concern, though: will I be able to send the letters as one shipment? Or will I have to pay for, say, 5 letters individually (which on Interfolio would equal $30)?
    • Answered my own question. $6 for the first letter, $1 for each additional letter. I don't usually make comments like this, but that seems like bloodsucking.
    • To the above: that price is only a small fraction of what it used to cost to have letters sent by campus portfolio services. And last year was the first year that Interfolio let you do this through dummy email accounts. For those of us who have been on the market for a while, paying $6 feels like winning the lottery.

Indiana University Bloomington - 20/21st Century American Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure‑track assistant professor specializing in 20th and 21st‑century American poetry. We will be especially interested in active research on work from 1945 to the present. Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Applicants should send a letter of application, dissertation abstract and/or book prospectus, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by October 24. Applications will be acknowledged. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. For further information about the department and the program, please consult http://www.indiana.edu/~engweb/.



Teaching load is 2‑2 on a semester system. Salary commensurate with rank. The appointment begins August 1, 2012. 

Please send materials to Ed Comentale, Chair, 20/21st Poetry Search, English Department, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405‑7103. Any questions about the search or application process may also be addressed to Ed Comentale at ecomenta@indiana.edu.



From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Oct. 24

Acknowledgment received:10/30

Request for additional materials: 11/14 x2

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (by phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/14 (by email)

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I get the distinct whif of an inside hire. Can anyone more familiar confirm or deny that?

Q: why the whif?

Not OP here, but I do think they already have a VAP who fits the bill for this job.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - 20th c. American Fiction - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, 20th century American Fiction: Indiana University of PA invites applications for a tenure track position assistant professor position for Fall, 2012. We seek a specialist in 20th Century U.S. fiction to teach in the Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism (M.A. and Ph.D). Applicants must also be prepared to teach undergraduate writing and literature courses, advise majors, and participate in departmental governance. See http://www.iup.edu/employment for full job announcement and application procedure. For full consideration, completed applications due by November 30, 2011. All applicants must be work eligible. We anticipate screening at MLA or by phone. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/F/V. IUP is a member of the PA State System of Higher Education.

MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: 11/14; 12/24

Request for additional materials: 12/05 (mail) <---e-mail? or actual mail? Q: What additional materials were requested? (A: See below.)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/14 x2

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/23

Offer accepted: 3/5

NOTES:

To the poster above (12/05), was this referring to the snail mail letter that asked for an additional employment form to be filled out? Or was it more substantial, for a writing sample?

A: Snail Mail. Included the standard "Social Equity" forms. No request for additional materials.

Just got my "social equity" forms in the mail along with a letter saying that they would be scheduling interviews at MLA and by phone and they would contact me if they wanted to schedule an interview. The letter is dated 12/19, five days AFTER they apparently scheduled MLA interviews. Rude.

Q: Any movement here? 2/2 --> see above.

Indiana University Southeast (1865 - present) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

The Department of English at Indiana University Southeast invites applications for a tenure‑track, Assistant Professor of English position to begin September 2012.



We seek candidates with an earned doctorate and with expertise in American literature and culture from 1865 to the present. 

Normal teaching load is four courses per semester with one course reassigned time for research. Primary responsibilities include teaching upper and lower division courses in American literature and culture (surveys, electives), and critical theory. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and service is essential.

The successful candidate should have three years of prior experience teaching American literature. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and teaching experience in critical theory.

Electronic submissions only; please attach application letter, vita, and a copy of official graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation required; recommenders send letters separately, as email attachments. Send all application materials to the English Search Committee, via email to the following address: hr@ius.edu. Review of complete applications (including letters of recommendation) will begin November 10, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Human Resources at 812‑941‑2356 should you need any accommodations during the application process due to a disability. IU Southeast is an AA/EOE.

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

SKYPE interview scheduled: skype 2.16 (x3)

Rejection (after SKYPEinterview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/14 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/6/12

Offer accepted: 4/12/12

NOTES:

Does anyone know what happened to this position? Did a cone of silence silently extend over southeast Indiana? Should I cross it off my spreadsheet? Any info appreciated.

1/13 I contacted HR a few days ago and was told that they are presently reviewing applications.

I was just logging in to ask the same thing. Good to know the search hasn't been canceled.

Lebanon Valley College (PA) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Lebanon Valley College invites applications for a tenure track position in the English department to begin fall 2012. A Ph.D. in English is required and evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and scholarly potential. The successful candidate will have strong research interests in American literature, and preference will be given to those with communications or creative writing experience. The 4/4 teaching load will include first‑year writing courses, intermediate level literature, and more specialized upper level courses. 

Requirements and application information can be found on work@lvc.edu . Application materials must be received by November 11, 2011, and interviews will be conducted at the MLA Annual convention. 

LVC is located in south central Pennsylvania. More information about the College can be found at http://www.lvc.edu and the department at http://www.lvc.edu/english.

From MLA JIL 9/15

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/9 (via email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/20, 12/21 by phone; was told that campus visits would not be decided until early Feb.

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/25

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

Any news since the campus interviews? Did the SC indicate when a decision will be made?

Also posted at Early American 2012

Loyola University Maryland (tenure-track, modern/contemporary poetry) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position in modern and contemporary poetry. Faculty responsibilities include teaching three classes each semester, with no composition or creative writing; scholarly publication; and service to the department and university. Ph.D. required by August 2012. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, and to apply, please go to http://careers.loyola.edu/hr , complete the application and attach a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Application deadline: October 15, 2011.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/21, x11

Rejection Letter: 12/22 (e)

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/16 <---Q: by phone/email? 12/19; 12/19 by phone

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 by phone.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Here is the correct address for the application: https://careers.loyola.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1318264115200

Also posted at Modern British 2012

Luther College - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Luther College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English, a tenure-eligible position beginning Fall 2012. Qualifications: Ph.D. Emphasis in American literature, with strong secondary expertise in creative and/or expository writing, with possible supporting strengths in film or environmental literature. Full-time teaching load of six courses annually, to include one section each semester of Paideia I, the college’s two-semester required common, writing-intensive introduction to the liberal arts. See http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/openings/ for details and application procedures. Review of applications begins November 21, 2011. Interviews will be held at the Seattle MLA convention. On-campus interviews for finalists will be held in early February. An AA/EEO employer; women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received: 11/10, 11/16, 11/22

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/16 (e-mail)

Campus interview scheduled: Top six candidates have been selected (via e-mail)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [Copied from Early American: 2/20 Just received an email saying that a candidate has been hired for this position. (x2)]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

They are having six people do campus visits? How do you know this and when were these emails sent out? (2/13)

Also posted at Early American 2012

Marquette University - 20/21st c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of 20th/21st-c American Literature. One beginning tenure‑track Assistant Professor position in American Literature of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, with possible secondary emphases in gender studies and/or comparative transnational approaches. Annual five‑course load offers teaching in lower‑division, upper‑division, and graduate literature courses as well as active participation in M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Ph.D. (by 9/1/2012), college teaching experience, evidence of scholarly activity and potential in field, strong commitment to both research and teaching. Deadline: October 20, 2011. All applications must be submitted through the electronic application system at http://careers.marquette.edu where candidates upload: (1) letter of application, (2) current Curriculum Vitae, (3) dissertation abstract, (4) writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Marquette University’s Interfolio site at http://www.interfolio.com/universities/partners/MarquetteEnglish.cfm . Contact info: Kris Ratcliffe, Chair, at krista.ratcliffe@mu.edu. Marquette University, an EOE that values diversity, is a Jesuit, Catholic University with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek candidates who understand and respect the University's Mission Statement, which can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.shtml. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

FROM MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/5 (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visits have been scheduled for late January

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/1/12

NOTES:

Note comments on similar search run last year.

Also, was working on my cover letter for this position when I came across this: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/94772774.html and decided to not bother applying. Don't want to get in the middle of a civil war over ethnic stuff AND sexuality (my diss. topic is about a queer author of color)

I wouldn't let what politics happened at the provost level deter you. Also, last year's search did not fail; it resulted in the hire of a nonwhite woman.

Marshall University (WV) - Contemporary American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Contemporary American Literature, Department of English/College of Liberal Arts. Position Type: Tenure track position. Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English by time of appointment; teaching experience and evidence of focused scholarly agenda. Secondary areas of particular interest are English education (including young adult literature), U.S. ethnic literatures, and film.

Duties: Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, including the opportunity to develop courses for major and MA programs. Contribute to the University's general education curriculum with its emphasis on a common First-Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance students' critical thinking, as well as the College's support of interdisciplinary programs.

Application Procedure: Send letter of application that directly addresses teaching philosophy, CV, 2-3 representative syllabi, three letters of recommendation (original copies or through a service), and scholarly writing sample (20 pages) to Jane Hill, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755 or email hillj@marshall.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Position is open until filled.

Acknowledgment received: 10/28

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/20 (via email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/19 (x4 via email)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/11, 1/12 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (via email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Northeastern University (MA) - Assistant or Associate Professor - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

​The English Department at Northeastern University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor specializing in American literature. The department has particular needs in the nineteenth century but is open to innovative scholarship from the nineteenth century through the modern and contemporary periods of American literature. We welcome interdisciplinary scholarship that will contribute to the broader field of American Studies at Northeastern. The department is developing expertise in transnational and postcolonial literatures as well as in digital humanities and is participating in a college-wide initiative on the internationalization of the curriculum.

The successful candidate will have regular opportunities to teach in the graduate program (M.A. and Ph.D.) as well as in a vibrant undergraduate major serving close to 300 undergraduates. The teaching load for research faculty is 2/2, and junior faculty members receive pre-tenure research leave support. Successful candidates must have the PhD in hand by the time of appointment, scholarly achievement appropriate to rank, and a strong commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin immediately; for fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 16th. To apply, please visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website, http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/, and click on the Faculty Positions link. If you are viewing this posting through a Northeastern University website, simply click the button below. Applicants will be asked to upload letter, c.v., and writing sample.

FROM MLA JIL (9/13/11)

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 Nov. 19 via email; Nov. 22 via email. -- > If you don't mind my asking, what materials were requested? [from Early American page]: "A: Letters of recommendation."

  • Request for letters of rec. via email - 11/23, 11/28, 12/2, 12/5, 12/11(X3)

Rejection (no interview): 12/22 via email, ONLY after I sent a query. See note below. 12/29 Finally received rejection email from Prof. Dillon. (x3)

MLA interview scheduled: [From Early American 2012: "12/22 by phone"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

So sorry--I somehow accidentally erased your question. A: I was originally asked for my writing sample and then in a subsequent email for my letter. I have experience teaching colonial through 20th-cent. lit, but my research is contemporary 20th-cent. Another answer: I received the 11/23 request for letters noted above, and my research is in 20th-century/contemporary.

Has anyone with specialization in 19th-century lit received a response yet? (x3) A: I do mid-19th through 21st, but have most significant pubs and teaching experience in 19th. I received a letter request on 12/5.

I queried on 12/21 and on 12/22 received this response from Prof. Dillon:

"The search committee has just completed its deliberations over the MLA interview list and I am sorry to report that your application is no longer under consideration. We have received more than 900 applications for the position, so it is truly the case that there are many, many wonderfulscholars whom we will not be able to hire or even shortlist for the position. We are a small department and, as such, a key consideration involves fit and particularly the curricular needs of the department." --> (12/22) Thanks for emailing and posting. To clarify, had you also received a request for letters and you were following up on that?

(12/22) 900+ applicants?! As in, roughly 1% got an MLA interview? I'm going to show up to MLA wearing a t-shirt that states "I am the 99%." <--- (12/29) I can see the Occupy MLA movement gaining steam already. Honestly, though, the job description was so vauge I'd be surprised if there weren't people from math and science departments applying. 19th Century, Modern, Contemporary. There were probably 300 people from each of those fields who applied for the job. I wish schools would just decide what they want before posting their openings so people don't have to waste time applying. It would save the search committee time as well, as they wouldn't have to weed through so many applications that aren't anywhere near what they're looking for.

Also posted at Early American 2012

Oakland University (MI) - Post War II narrative fiction - OFFER EXTENDEDEdit

Assistant professor of contemporary American literature.

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature with a specialization in Post War II narrative fiction to begin August 15, 2012. We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate general education courses, majors’ courses, and masters level graduate courses. Ph.D, prior teaching experience, and a record of scholarly productivity are required. Competitive salary and full benefits; 3/2 teaching load.

Oakland University accepts applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, writing sample, and teaching materials, including a statement of teaching philosophy to Oakland’s online website: www.oakland.edu/ahr/jobs. Deadline for submission of materials is December 1.

Confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted by designated referees or dossier services to Kathleen Pfeiffer, Search Committee Chair, via email to pfeiffer@oakland.edu (preferred submission method) or mail to the following address: Department of English, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309.

The position will remain open until filled. Oakland University (www.oakland.edu) is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on the Department of English, visit http://www.oakland.edu/english.

MLA JIL 10/21/11

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/22 (Skype interview in January) x3

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): Rec'd a very nice, personal rejection after skype interview stating that the position had been offered to another candidate. Congratulations to that person! It seems like an excellent department. (3/16 via email)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/24 (via email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: <--date?

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone had any word on skype interview results? A: None here (1/28)... The wiki has become unreliable, though.

A #2. None here either...(1/28) x2

A #3. None here as well 1.31 (That makes 3 respondents in total, for those counting.)

A #4. Still waiting (1/31). (4 respondents total)

I'm the one who posted the question above: they gave me a rough timeline of 1-2 weeks, but nothing more specific than that, so they may still be deliberating. (1/29)

I'm number 2 from above-- anyone have any word yet? (2/2)

Nope...this is one of the longer waits I've ever had, with no word either way! (2/2)

So interviews have been scheduled but rejections haven't been sent? (2/7)

Oklahoma State University - VAP, Modern & Contemporary Lit.Edit

One-year appointment, beginning August 2012. PhD in English or related area, with focus on Modern /Contemporary Literature. Publications and teaching experience required. Teaching load 3 courses per semester. Salary competitive. For further information on the department, see our web page at http://english.okstate.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 2, 2012. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the positions are filled. Email letter of application, cv, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcript to english.information@okstate.edu. Include title of position in subject line. Filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

MLA JIL 3/30/12

Deadline: May 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2012

Pacific Lutheran University - post-1945 American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2012.

General Description: Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a specialization in post-1945 American literature. Candidates with strengths in African-American literature, Native American Literature, Latino/Latina literature, or literature of the American West are particularly welcome.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach annual six-course load composed of one or two upper-division courses in American literature; lower-division literature courses (in American literature or in selected themes or genres); at least one first-year writing seminar in PLU's First-Year Experience Program; and, depending on the candidate's training and interests, selected courses in PLU's interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Children's Literature and Culture, Publishing and Printing Arts, Environmental Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Global Studies, International Honors).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: We seek candidates who are excellent teachers with a promising record of publication and who are eager to contribute to departmental discussions about the future of literary studies in undergraduate education.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2012.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your application including cover letter, C.V., and statement of teaching philosophy by November 15, 2011 online at http://employment.plu.edu . Additional inquiries can be directed to English Chair, Rona Kaufman, at kaufman@plu.edu. We will interview candidates at the MLA convention.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/1 (via email) x4, 12/2 x2 (writing sample and reference letters), 12/6 (writing sample and ref. letters), 12/7 (same)

Rejection (no interview): 1/12 x2

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (via phone) 12/15 (via phone) x4

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/12 x3

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 (via phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: <--date?

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

(1/12) VERY nice email; kind and encouraging (worth noting, regardless) x3. This search chair has class. :) x3 Nicest rejection ever.

Portland State University - 19th & 20th c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at Portland State University seeks an Assistant Professor specializing in 19th & 20th Century American Literature and culture in English to start September 16, 2012. Successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses in literature and culture from the 19th & 20th century as well as core courses in support of the English and University Studies curriculum. Ph.D. from a literature department or appropriate area studies program required for this position. 2/2/2 courseload; salary competitive ($50,265 minimum) and excellent benefits. Send letter, C.V., writing sample and three letters of recommendations to Chair, American Lit. 19 & 20th Century Search Committee, Department of English, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland OR 97207-0751. All application materials must be received by November 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in January, 2012. Additional information at http://www.pdx.edu/hr/faculty-administrative-openings. Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 12/19 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: [From Early American 2012: "12/14"]

Campus interview scheduled: [From Early American page: "~1/13"]

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [verbally] (posted 2/18)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone know anything at all about the status of this jobsearch (2/4)? [Faculty Search, duh. Been at it way too long]

A: All the action on this job seems to be happening on the Early American page ... maybe your query would be better put there? Nowt happenin' there either.

---

So, I (perhaps unwisely) did not opt for delivery confirmation when I put my app in the mail and I'm starting to get a little freaked that I've heard nothing at all. I'm wondering if I should contact to confirm that my app was received; has anyone heard anything at all from PSU? 12/4 - No word for me yet, either. I checked in with them to be sure; very nice folks.

Many schools don't acknowledge receipt of applications (although they are supposed to) and many never send rejection letters either. It feels like you're throwing stuff out into the ether, but it's the way it is.

Bulk Affirmative Action Email 12/18: they are 'currently identifying candidates and setting up interviews'<-----Did anyone else apply for this position and not received the bulk Affirmative Action email? A: I did not receive this bulk email, no. I've received no word at all whatsoever, but because this same posting on the Early American 2012 page states an MLA interview had been scheduled, I assume I'm out of the running. Perhaps only those who made it through an initial cut received this email?<---- Thanks. Yeah, I'm assuming I'm out as well. I'm getting to the point where I'd just really like to hear anything from a few places, even if it's a rejection! Several of the jobs I've applied to there has been nothing posted at all... Bulk email also notes (somewhat pre-posterously): 'We will call all initial interview candidates by phone, and will make notifications to applicants not under consideration at a later date' FYI (x2) Call me by phone, eh? What an age we live in! <--- Yeah, well here's my response to "later date": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhkbDMISl8

--> Finally got the Affirmative Action bulk email midday 12/19. <-----Me too. x5

C'mon pdx, what's the magic word!

Could this one have been intended for the summer VAP hire all along?

Also posted at Early American 2012

Ripon College (WI) - Modernist Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English. Tenure-track assistant professorship, specialist in Modernist literature, Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Position begins August, 2012.

The typical teaching expectation at Ripon College, a small liberal arts institution, is three courses per semester including freshman composition. Instructional opportunities may include major author courses, literary criticism, minority literature, and topic or period courses. Additionally, experience teaching and publishing creative writing (fiction/creative nonfiction) is desirable. Successful candidates’ records will demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate level, as well as active and ongoing professional development.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Douglas A. Northrop, Chair, Department of English, Ripon College, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971.

Review of credentials will begin November 1, 2011, and interviews will be conducted at MLA. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Written acknowledgement rec'd 10/6 (mailed app on 10/1) x2, 11/7, 11/8

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 11/29 (X1)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Modern British

For those of you who got an interview, what is your specialization? British or American?

Another question -- were there add'l materials requests prior to the interview request? If so, what & when?

A: I'm the lone poster above. I'm an Americanist. No additional materials were requested. I'm quite certain I won't be the only interview (!), so I'm guessing this is still rolling.

Reed College - Visiting Position - Modern & Contemporary Poetry - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Beginning August 2012. Candidates should demonstrate a competence in Modern and Contemporary poetry as well as the broader fundamentals of poetic forms and history. The successful candidate will teach two courses on poetry (introductory and advanced) in the English department; a yearlong interdisciplinary course in the Humanities (the ancient Mediterranean) pedagogically focused on the development of analytical and critical skills of first-year students; and will advise yearlong senior theses. Above all, we seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and who are engaged in a lively and serious program of scholarship; with a preference for those whose teaching portfolio reflects a deep, broad, and sustained understanding of diverse voices in contemporary American poetry. Ph.D. required.

Please send letter, CV, and dossier to english.search@reed.edu by December 1, 2011. If letters of reference must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Professor Nathalia King, Chair, Search Committee in English, c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202. Any other search related questions should also be directed to Professor King. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Any rejections - or anything at all - for this one c. 3/17? 4/9?

MLA or phone Interview scheduled: 12/15 (e) (x3): Anyone have anything post-MLA? Hate this part most of all. A: I can vouch that two other interviewees haven't heard anything yet. Thanks for sharing! better to know what there is to know, I suppose . . .

Make that that three: not a word. I'm sure everyone else also felt how genial the interviewers were, so it feels especially strange. They did say campus visits @ the end of January, right?

Campus interview scheduled: ??? Yawwwwn. Boring & I give up. visits (3 I think) held in February.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anyone know what "dossier" means? Is it just the letters? The ad also mentions a "teaching portfolio," but it's not in the list of things to send. Confusing!

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Rutgers University - Modernism - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in Modernism. The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Modernism. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3089 ).



From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/7 x2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/26 (by email x2)

MLA Interview scheduled: [FROM Modern British 2012: "12/22 (by phone)"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anybody know what is up with these 4 Rutgers searches? Are they really looking to hire 4 people, or are they casting a wide net & looking to hire just 1 person?

A: Heard 2nd hand from someone with connections there that it was likely they were hoping to make 2 hires from the pool generated by these 4 searches. <----- That sounds strange to me. Obviously it could be the situation, but in my experience, if a department advertises a position, it usually means that they have funding for it. Departments generally don't like to leave funded positions unfilled, since they will often then lose the line. But who knows. <--- Hearing "2nd hand from someone with connections" is actually third-hand, which means we all are hearing it fourth-hand, which means it's meaningless paranoia.<----- Sure, but as far as meaningless paranoia goes, it's pretty good.

C'mon Rutgers. Let's get cracking here. Re: the above, my understanding is that the 4 Rutgers searches are sincere. Or at least they were as of October. <--- I can only imagine how insane it is for them having 4 simultaneous searches in very similar fields. Patience. <---- I fear that you have internalized your oppressor.x3 <---- Whoa, who's the oppressor here? Not a great way to think of prospective employers or colleagues! <---- Lacking humor/irony: also not great.<-----Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Whoo-hooooooooo! Great one, dude! Dammmmmn...snap! <----- Reflexive

It's December 21st. Did they manage to find only candidates who are not on the wiki?

A: On the Af-Am page, it is noted under the Rutgers position in that field that an MLA interview was scheduled 12/21 (today). So it may be that calls for all of these Rutgers positions are going out at this very second ...<------ They are. I just got a call (will post on which position after a few other people do, too!). But the person calling said that she'd been spending all day calling. Think today and tomorrow are the days.

So have they called people for the Modernism and the Modern Poetry position (or is everyone waiting to post until others do too)? Because so far only candidates with interviews for the 1860-1945 US Lit and Post-45 Lit including Ethnic American have posted. Do the Modernism positions still exist, or is this it? it is December 22nd.

Rutgers University - Modern Poetry and Poetics - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in Modern Poetry and Poetics. The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Modern Poetry and Poetics. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3101

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/7

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/26

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/21 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 1/12. yuck.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Modern British 2012

Rutgers University - Literature post-1945, including Ethnic American - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in Literature post-1945, including Ethnic American The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Literature post‑1945, including Ethnic American. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3102 ).

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/14/11

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/26 (by email) (x4); 1/12 (after MLA interview, by email, very kind)

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/21 (by phone)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Dear Prof. - I'm sorry it wa ssuch a difficult decision turning your long list into a short one. But you should have picked me.

Also posted at Modern British 2012 & Other Ethnic American 2012

Rutgers University - US Literature 1860-1945 - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in US Literature 1860-1945. The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in US Literature 1860-1945. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3100 ).

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/7 x2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/26 (x2)

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/21 (by phone)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

Shippensburg University - 19th - early 20th c. American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

Assistant Professor in English (Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature)

The Department of English at Shippensburg University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature beginning in August 2012. The teaching load per semester will include majors’ courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, literature surveys, and first-year writing courses. Additional responsibilities are those included in the faculty contract such as advising, service to the University and the profession, as well as engagement in scholarly work.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English by appointment date. A demonstration of teaching effectiveness will be required as part of a successful on-campus interview. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Evidence of a commitment to understanding diverse populations will be required as part of the on-campus interview. Preferences: Composition and multicultural American literature teaching experience is highly desired. A commitment to undergraduate education, university service, cultural diversity, and scholarly activity is highly desired.

Qualified candidates should send as PDF attachments a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial for application, official prior to an interview) to Dr. Erica Galioto at edgalioto@ship.edu. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 12/2/11

Deadline: Jan. 3

Acknowledgment received: 12/20

Request for Additional Materials: 1/9 (request for writing sample and letters of rec via email) x2

  • Has anyone heard back about a phone interview yet? Thanks!

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: I had a phone interview on 1/20, but haven't heard a thing since.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

Southeast Missouri State University - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - SEARCH RECLASSIFIED to non-TT (SEE NOTE)Edit

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate composition, introduction to literature, American literature survey courses, or general education courses
  • Teach the equivalent of 12 hours per semester
  • Advise students
  • Participate in committee work and professional organizations

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in English with an emphasis in American literature or a closely related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above
  • Demonstrated ability for scholarly publications or creative work
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to incorporate technology in the classroom
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multicultural populations and awareness of the issues affecting women and minorities

Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic academicians able to develop and maintain academic quality verified by measured student learning. Southeast seeks candidates who will embrace and promote innovative methods of course delivery, appropriate applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods.

Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of English can be found at: http://www.semo.edu/english/

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience. The University provides an excellent benefits package including retirement, medical, sick leave, holidays, individual and dependent tuition benefits.

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2012, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 9, 2012.

Required Information: To apply submit the following items via e-mail to facultyjobs@semo.edu or mail to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701:

  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications and how you learned of this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names, current telephone numbers, addresses, and updated e-mail addresses of three professional references

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

Deadline: March 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: Does anybody know the status of this job? I applied at the first call and reapplied for the instructor opening but haven't heard anything. I see the opening is still up on the university web site.

3/14 Received email saying the search had been reclasified to be a non TT lecturer position with 5/5 teaching load and asking applicants to re-apply if interested.

Also posted at Early American 2012

Southern Connecticut State University - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rank: Assistant Professor. Specialization(s): American Literature. Search # 12-035. Date Posted: November 18, 2011

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Teaching load is four courses per semester, usually two in general education and two at upper-division and/or grad level. All faculty share student advising and committee assignments.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in American literature. Experience teaching 20th-century American literature. Applicants must be at least ABD with doctorate earned by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of application. Demonstrated record of success at teaching students in a comprehensive state university. Evidence of ability to teach university-level writing and reading effectively. Engagement in meaningful scholarship through presentations at professional meetings and/or publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Application Process: Please submit Letter of Interest, Statement on Teaching Literature, Current Curriculum Vita, Official Graduate Transcripts, and Three Letters of Recommendation to: Professor Brian Johnson, Chair of English Department Search Committee, SCSU, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by January 17, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.

LINK (University HR job announcement)

Deadline: Jan. 17

Acknowledgment received: 12/1 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 2/5 (email) (x2); skype interview 2/5 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/16. Email then call.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

I applied on 11-21 and got an email on 12-1 that said that they are not reading the applications until January 17, 2012 and "will conduct on-campus interviews in March." (x2)

Got an email yesterday requesting a phone or video interview.

To those who got interviews, what is your area of specialization? Post WWII Am fiction (x2)

St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeEdit

St. Thomas Aquinas College, a small private liberal arts college in Rockland County, NY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. Position begins in January or September 2012; please specify available hire date in your letter. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in English and preparation in American Literature as well as in Composition, including first-year writing and writing-intensive sophomore surveys; experience in writing program administration a significant advantage. Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Please send cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, sample composition prompt, and 3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses your teaching, to Dr. R. Murray, Chairperson of Humanities.

Postal Address: Dr. R. Murray, Chairperson of Humanities, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976

Phone: 845.398.4125 Fax: 845.398.4224 Online App. Form: http://www.stac.edu/jobs.htm Email Address: humanresources@stac.edu

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. Any news at all on the status of this search?

A: I wrote to the department head to ask for an update in mid-January. He indicated they were choosing finalists at that point. Guess it's nobody on the wiki?

Also posted at Early American 2012

Tennessee State UniversityEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. Generalist to teach first-year writing, introductory literature, and upper-level English courses. We are especially interested in candidates with interest and credentials in these areas:

  • 20th Century American Literature
  • 20th Century British Literature
  • English Linguistics
  • Children's Literature

Engage in scholarship, research, and public service. Serve on committees and fulfill other responsibilities of a faculty appointment. PhD in English or related doctorate required for appointment as Assistant Professor. Transcripts must include at least 18 hours of graduate English courses. ABD considered. Strong commitment to and background in teaching required; strong commitment to teaching general education writing and literature courses. Demonstrated potential in scholarship, research, and service.

Additional documents not required by on-line application like dossiers, letters of recommendation, and writing samples are not required but may be submitted to

  • Dr. Timothy Quain, Head
  • Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy
  • Tennessee State University
  • 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
  • Nashville, TN 37209

Please indicate position number on your envelope or package. Documents cannot be returned.

Deadline: November 30, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Tennessee Tech University - 20th-21st. c.Edit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (American Literature) - English and Communications. Index 210116, Position 104230. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 1, 2012.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned PhD in English by the time of appointment with dissertation or other significant research in 20th or 21st-century American Literature. College-level teaching experience required. Preferred: Preferred areas: ethnic or minority literature, modernism, and postmodernism.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The successful candidate will be a generalist who will teach general education courses in composition and/or literature, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in American literature. Teaching load is 4/4. The candidate must also have a commitment to the continued improvement of teaching, utilizing research-based practices; be able to interact effectively with students, faculty, and other University personnel; have a demonstrated capability for and interest in research; and serve on faculty and campus committees as assigned.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu/ and electronically upload 1) a letter of application that addresses qualifications and functions, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three professional references with email addresses. References will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility; an application without required material is incomplete and will not be considered. Candidates selected for campus interviews will be asked to provide additional materials (e.g., official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, evidence of effective teaching). Official transcripts required upon hire.

APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 13, 2012; open until filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Jan. 13

Acknowledgment received: December 22

Request for Additional Materials: 1/10 (Request for recommendations to be sent)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Texas A&M University - Commerce - 1900-present - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature and Languages seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of American Literature, with a specialization in literature from 1900 to the present. The ideal candidate has a specialty in contemporary and modern American literature with capacity to teach introductory literature courses. Teaching includes entry-level and advanced literature courses and one or two graduate courses per year. Other duties as required.

Required Education and Experience: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in American literature from 1900 to the present, by the start date in August 2012. The candidate will also have a successful teaching record, successful research record and potential for continuing scholarly productivity, and potential for effective service. Requires ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education and Experience: Secondary specialization in one of the following areas: multicultural literature, trans-Atlantic literature, children's literature, literary theory, film studies, and creative writing/fiction.

Applicants are to submit the following:

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 11/10/11)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 1/5 (scheduled by email) (X2)

Rejection (after phone interview): 2/1/12 via email response to inquiry; letters will be sent./Rejection letter 2/6 (snail mail)

Q: So the response indicated that campus interviews have been scheduled or did someone else post that part?

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Towson University - 19th / 20th c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track appointment starting August 2012. 19th/20th Century American Literature Specialist.

Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; load afterwards determined by balance of responsibilities. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment. Electronic submission of application materials preferred. Address cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor George Hahn, Chair, and email to engl@towson.edu Deadline for receipt of application is November 8, 2011. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: review begins Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: 10/17/11, 10/24 x 2, 11/2, 11/8, 11/9

Request for Additional Materials: 12/5 (x3) (writing sample and letters)

Rejection Letter: E-mail rejection 1/20, citing more than 600 applications; 1/27 likely the same letter.

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/21 MLA interview scheduled

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 1/14

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

Is anyone clear on the timeline here? When do campus visits finish & when should an offer be forthcoming (assuming it hasn't been made yet?).

I would like to know this as well, if someone would be willing to share. I have heard (but 3rd/4th hand, so with many grains of salt, no real reliability), that an offer was either already out or would be by the end of this week. Can anyone speak to what's going on here? Are the coordinating all their searches, or doing them one by one? Are there funding issues (there seemed to be some allusion to this possibility early on) that mean not all of them are getting filled? Enquiring minds want to know!!

Union College (KY) - Asst./Assoc. Professor of American Lit.Edit

9-month appointment to begin August 2012. Tenure-track possible following successful completion of first year appointment. We seek an individual with a commitment to quality teaching in a small college setting. Ph.D. or advanced ABD required. Teaching load of 4/4 including core composition and literature courses, African-American literature survey, and upper level courses in rotation with other faculty.

Other responsibilities include student advising, committee work, participation in departmental and college service activities, and involvement in professional development activities. Knowledge and use of classroom technology is expected.

Application Information:

Contact: Union College Email Address: kcrossen@unionky.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted on March 6)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

University of Arkansas at Little Rock - 20th/21st c. American & British - OFFER MADEEdit

The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in twentieth and twenty-first century American and British Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor (position R99386). The candidate will be expected to teach courses such as The Modern Novel, Contemporary Literature, Topics in Modern Literature, and Modern Poetry, as well as a survey of modern American literature, and Introduction to World Literature. Desired secondary emphases include Film and Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Literary Theory, and advanced World Literature.

The successful applicant will assume duties August 15, 2012 and must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English before employment commences. The candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and an understanding of technology and online education, and will be expected to advise students, serve on departmental and university committees, and publish in peer-reviewed journals and books.

UALR is a research intensive/doctoral institution with a metropolitan university mission, which offers a competitive salary, a reasonable teaching load, and attractive fringe benefits. To apply, submit an application letter referencing position R99386, a curriculum vita, and three recent reference letters to Dr. Paul Yoder, Chair of the Recruitment Committee, English Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. Applications may also be submitted electronically to vlkottwitz@ualr.edu. Screening of applications will begin November 18, 2011.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 18

Acknowledgment received: 11/22 (email) 12/7 (email)

Request for Additional Materials: writing sample

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled by phone, 1/15

Campus interview scheduled: 2/3 (scheduled by phone)

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone have any news about this job? This seemed like one of the very best positions in the contemporary American field. (Go Razorbacks!) 1/3 still no news.

You mean "Go Trojans!" UALR is not in Fayetteville, which is where the Razorbacks are.

Also posted at Modern British 2012

University of California, Irvine - Modernism - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Modernism. The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure‑track position as Assistant Professor in Modernism. Applications must be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/ and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample of no more than twenty‑five pages, and three letters of recommendation. Fullest consideration will be given to those who submit their applications by November 8, 2011. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the MLA convention. Candidate must have a Ph.D. by June 2012.

MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: 11/7

Request for Additional Materials: Advisor mentioned rec letter request 11/7. <--- Believe that request was probably automatically prompted by UCI's online application system. <--- (orig poster) Advisor said it was "definitely specific request, not automated." <-- Okay, thanks for the clarification. Congrats on the request! <---(new poster) This seems a bit odd, as the on-line application asks all applicants to submit three letters (see above job posting). Q: was this rec letter request for the Modernism posting or for the open rank position in poetry (which only asks for contact info for references)?

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (email) x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Only 2 interviews? Perhaps more (long list) haven't been contacted yet?

Maybe. Or maybe others scheduled on 12/13 haven't gotten around to posting here yet. Expect only a fraction of activity to appear on the wiki.

Anyone get any rejections yet? (12/20)<--- No (12/21)<--- No (2/17)

Also posted at Modern British 2012

UCLA - Assistant Professor of American Fiction since 1945 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Post-World War II American Fiction
The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of American Fiction since 1945. Candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the field, which is now characterized by interdisciplinary approaches and new configurations of interests, including (though not limited to) critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, literature and science, film and visual arts, and other innovative frameworks.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20-page writing sample, and dossier including three letters of recommendation to Ali Behdad, Chair, UCLA Department of English, 149 Humanities Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530. Application dossiers are due by November 15, 2011. Interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle in January 2012. The position is subject to final administrative approval. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ​

FROM MLA JIL (9/13/11)

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:11/8 (email), 11/17 (via email), 11/18 (via email) (x2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (x9), via email

MLA interview scheduled: you'll be hearing soon (12/14)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 (posted 1/17)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I'm a bit confused about "You'll be hearing soon." Was this sent to a contender to let her or him know that she had been chosen but hadn't yet been notified? Was this posted by UCLA itself? Anybody know? <--- It was posted from an LA IP address--the same one that posted the info about the full professor job. I just assumed it was someone from UCLA, possibly the search chair.

12/29--any news regarding interviews or another round of rejection notices?

UCLA - 20th c. American, Full Professor - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

20th-Century American Literature and Culture
The Department of English at UCLA invites applications from distinguished scholars and teachers for the position of full professor of American literature and culture after 1900. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of five referees to Ali Behdad, Chair, UCLA Department of English, 149 Humanities Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530. Application dossiers are due by November 15, 2011. The position is subject to final administrative approval. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

FROM MLA JIL (9/13/11)

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: finalized short list of 4 full professors coming to campus in January. (12/14)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Cape Town, South Africa - 4 posts (open rank, 1 post-1900)Edit

The Department of English Language and Literature is seeking to make up to four appointments at the rank of Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, to start in 2012. The successful candidates will play a vital role in enhancing and sustaining our standing as a leading department of literary studies in Africa.
We invite applications from candidates with primary research and teaching expertise in:

  1. Literature before 1800 (particularly 1500 – 1700)
  2. Literature after 1900 (particularly contemporary Anglophone literature, world literature, metropolitan and/or transnational modernism)
  3. African and South African literature.

In addition, secondary research and/or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be a recommendation: • creative writing • poetry • gender studies and feminism • critical theory • American literature.

To view the full advertisement, application requirements and response details, please visit http://www.uct.ac.za and click on "Vacancies". For this post we seek particularly to attract women and black South Africans.
Closing Date: 21 November 2011 Ref: SR214/11. UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available athttp://hr.uct.ac.za/policies/ee.php

Deadline: 21 Nov.

Acknowledgment received: (via email, 11/21). 2/7, by email: 'Further to your application for the above position, I regret to advise that there has been a delay in the process and hope this does not inconvenience you.'

3/22, by email: 'process has been further delayed due to an additional post becoming available and reassessing departmental requirements. We do apologize for this and hope it does not inconvenience you further'.

Further further further!

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/6 (via email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012, Modern British 2012, Anglophone 2012, & Renaissance 2012

-Hey, thanks so much to whoever posted this! But where did you find it? I don't see it in the MLA JIL or in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - VAP 20th c. American Lit.Edit

The Department of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks to hire a one-year full-time visiting Assistant Professor to teach twentieth-century American literature with secondary interests in poetry and/or multi-ethnic U.S. literature. This is a one-year, leave replacement position for academic year 2012-13. The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand, proven expertise in American literature, and demonstrated teaching experience. Course assignment will be 5 courses in the academic year.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor (www.umbc.edu). UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Please send letter of application, C.V., three letters of reference, and writing sample of approximately 20 pages to be received by April 13, 2012 electronically to Ms. Norma Falk, English Department, at nfalk@umbc.edu. HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: April 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone know anything about this one yet? getting to the lees of the job-wine . . .

I would also love to know if anyone has heard anything on this one...

University of Maryland - US Contemporary Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor in U.S. Contemporary Literature (tenure-track)

The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level Assistant Professor in U.S. Contemporary Literature (with interest in minority discourse, transnationalism, and/or gender and sexuality) to start fall 2012.

To assure consideration, please submit letter of application, C.V., and a 20-25 pp. writing sample by November 1, 2011. Application and materials must be submitted online at http://jobs.umd.edu. Appointment contingent upon the continued availability of funding.

Quicklink for Posting: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55503

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request for letters of recommendation (via email 10/31, via email 11/9)

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 (x20) Can I ask if anyone who got a rejection note today had previously been asked for letters of rec or more materials? (12/6). No request for more materials before rejection (12/7 x5). 12/22: had been asked for more information earlier in the process.

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 via phone

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

To answer the person who asked "if anyone who got a rejection note [...] had previously been asked for letters of rec or more materials"--no, I did not. I simply received a rejection email on 12/6. The email read:

Thank you for your interest in our advertised position for an Assistant Professor in U.S. Contemporary Literature at the University of Maryland. Your application was one among many strong applications that we received. At this point we have narrowed our pool of applicants and we will not be pursuing your candidacy further for our particular position. On behalf of the Search Committee, let me take this opportunity to wish you every success in your job search and your future career.

University of Nevada, Reno (American Fiction 1865-1930) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces a tenure-track, assistant professor position in American fiction from 1865 to 1930.

The faculty member will teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in English and in the Core Curriculum, as well as graduate seminars. UNR English faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage as expected in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. Interviews will be held at MLA in Seattle.

Required Qualifications: A demonstrated record of published research (at least one peer-reviewed article) is expected in the advertised field of American fiction published between 1865 and 1930, as is experience as an excellent teacher in the advertised field at the college level. Dissertation must focus on American fiction from 1865 to 1930. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2012.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired areas of secondary specialization include, but are not limited to, cultural studies and the critical study of race, gender, and/or sexuality.

Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/9781

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 11/07/2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Writing Sample 11/18 (x4)

Rejection (no interview): 11/16 (x1)

MLA interview scheduled: 12.19 (email) x2

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/17

Campus interview scheduled: [From Early American page: " ~1/13"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: To those who received writing sample requests: was this writing sample request in addition to the one that was part of the initial application?

A: Actually, while the initial call for applications mentions a writing sample, the online application stated they would only require one from those they ask for more information. The required documents were a diss abstract, letter of application, and a CV. They are now asking for letters of recommendation and a writing sample.

Q: To those who received writing sample/letter requests: Do you have a published article or monograph under consideration? Just wondering how much that was a factor.

A: Two articles in press.

A: 1 article out; 1 forthcoming; ms under review.

A: 1 article forthcoming; ms under review

Q: Has anyone heard back from them since the request for writing sample and letters? A: I haven't heard anything, no. (12/8)x3

Q: Any word on the timeline? They said last week in Jan or first week in Feb people would come out, but any word on when they might call (or if they did?) 1/15

A: I was told "around Friday" but also that they had to run everything by a dean or someone higher up before contacting people for campus visits, which could be dragging things out. I hate weekends and holidays!

Also posted at Early American 2012

University of North Carolina Wilmington - Asst. Professor, Poetry (1900-present) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship of English with a concentration in Poetry as a Genre and/or Poetics, beginning August, 2012. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of poetry, American and British (1900-present), and British (1660-1800). This position will provide opportunities to create innovative undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on an author, theme, period, poetic tradition or convention. UNCW is committed to global representation and possible courses might reflect this commitment. The Department of English at UNCW is committed to teaching courses in the university's core curriculum and to extending opportunities for faculty members to develop and teach courses within their specialties. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; course listings and descriptions can be found at: http://www.uncw.edu/english.

A Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature is required or must be obtained within the first academic year of employment. The ideal candidate will have a specialization in either Restoration and Eighteenth-Century poetry or contemporary poetry. The strongest candidates will have experience in teaching at the collegiate level and be prepared to engage in research as well as to contribute to departmental and university service. For questions regarding this position, please contact Janet Ellerby (ellerbyj@uncw.edu), Search Committee Chair.

To apply, please complete the online application available at http://consensus.uncw.edu and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. All materials should be attached to the online application, not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 11, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or MLA interview scheduled: Phone (12/22)

Rejection (after phone or MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012, Modern British 2012, & Generalist 2012

University of North Florida - Civil War to present - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor of American Literature to begin Fall 2012. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower- and upper-division and graduate courses and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education; to conduct research; and to engage in service to the university.

Required Qualifications: Basic: PhD in English, American Literature, or related discipline with degree conferred by August 1, 2012. Preferred Qualifications: Teaching and research in American literature, including literature of the Americas, in periods from the U.S. Civil War to the present.

Special Instructions: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete the one-page online application at http://www.unfjobs.org , upload required documents, and must mail required documents. Applicants who do not apply online or do not mail all the required documentation by postmark deadline (November 2, 2011) will not be considered for this position. When you apply online, you will receive a confirmation number. Please keep this confirmation number, which means that your application online was processed through the system. The confirmation number does not mean that your application is complete. Your application is not complete until the hiring office receives all of the required documentation as reflected below:

(1) Current CV (submitted electronically) (2) Letter of interest (submitted electronically) (3) A statement of teaching experience, teaching principles and practices, and assessment experience (submitted electronically as OTHER DOC) (4) Three letters of recommendation (submitted by mail and postmarked on or before 11/02/2011, to A. Samuel Kimball, Chair, Department of English, University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224, Re: Position 315260)

    • You may be required to forward additional documents, such as a writing sample and official transcripts.

LINK (HigherEdJobs)

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing sample requested via e-mail, 11/23

Rejection Letter: 12/15: very nice tho'.

MLA or phone interview scheduled: MLA Interview, 12/12

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17 by email

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any rolling requests for more materials since 11/23?

Has there been any word since MLA??? (1/18)

Good question! (1/19)

Also posted at Early American 2012

University of Puget Sound (post-1945 Ethnic Literature(s) of the U.S) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor, post-1945 Ethnic Literature(s) of the U.S.

Closing Date: 10/21/2011. Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-line position beginning Fall 2012.

Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will generally teach one course in first-year writing-across-the- curriculum (composition), one post-1865 American literature (or other literature) survey, and one upper-division course in the candidate's area of specialization each semester.

Ph.D. (ABD considered) in English, a record of successful teaching, and an active research agenda. Successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach American Modernism. Desired areas of secondary specialization include but are not limited to: sexuality studies, film, emerging technologies, and visual culture studies.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than Oct 21, 2011 to ensure consideration.

Special Instructions: Please include a list of all graduate courses taken and exam fields (an unofficial transcript is acceptable as long as it includes the latter information as well). Please do not submit a writing sample at the initial stage of application. We will request a writing sample from those whose work we wish to learn more about prior to MLA. For complete job description and application instructions, visit: https://www.pugetsound.jobs

Deadline: Oct. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x2 writing sample [11/29] - copied from other ethnic American

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/16

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Ethnic American page: "1/11"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Wasn't there a VAP for this position last year?

A: Yes. Although that position did not specify Ethnic Lit.

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012

University of Saint Francis (IL), pre- or post-1900 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Tenure track position in American literature (pre‑ or post‑1900). Sub‑specialty in composition and rhetoric preferred. Other desired competencies from among this list: post‑colonial literatures, drama and/or film, performance studies, linguistics, ELL, language instruction (Spanish, French, Italian). Candidates in comparative literature welcome. Ph.D. required. Experience in organizing conferences and colloquia helpful. 4/4 teaching load. Submit cover letter, c.v., three letters of reference by Nov. 14 to Prof. Randolph Chilton, Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL 60435. The University of St. Francis is a Catholic institution in the Franciscan tradition. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all persons. Salary and other considerations will be competitive and consistent with the university’s commitment to recruiting the best‑qualified individual. For more information on the university, visit http://www.stfrancis.edu/.

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled via email 2/3

Campus interview scheduled: 3/8

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

12/21: They're doing Skype interviews now for the Medieval position - really no word on this American position?

2/4: Just noticed this update to the MLA listing: "Applications are being reviewed. On-line video interviews will be scheduled in January for this position; campus interviews will be conducted by April." Has anyone heard anything?

University of South Dakota - American Lit. 1914-45, TT Asst.Edit

The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in American Literature, 1914-1945. Teaching responsibilities focus on courses in modern American Literature, and may include general education literature and writing courses. Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. An ongoing research agenda is assumed. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, USD's English Department offers BA/BS, MA, and PhD degrees. USD is the state's flagship liberal arts university.

Teaching experience and a PhD in English (or equivalent) are required; publications and presentations are desirable. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2012. Salary is commensurate with rank. To apply, submit CV, application letter, graduate transcript, and at least three letters of reference via https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu.

Additional materials may be submitted to: John Dudley, Chair, English Department, The University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390.

Screening begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is hired.

FROM MLA JIL (4/5/12)

Deadline: review begins immediately

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5/21

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

5/11: has anyone heard anything about this? I applied within two days of the job posting and haven't even received an acknolwedgement of my application.

University of Utah - post-1945 American Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Post-1945 American Fiction. The English Department of the University of Utah seeks to appoint a scholar of post‑1945 American fiction, tenure‑track. We especially welcome applicants with expertise in Asian‑American, African‑American, or global/transnational literatures. Responsibilities normally include a 2‑2 teaching load (semester system), continuing publication, and active service to the department and university.

To apply, go to: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/9687 . Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2011. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees. We also allow preferences for veterans. For additional information, go to: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5‑106.html. The University values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and candidates who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

FROM MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request for letters of rec 10/18, 10/31(x2); request for writing sample 10/26, 11/1 x 3, 11/2, 11/7, 11/8, 11/11

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 (x2), 12/19 (x2)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (x1) by email

Rejection (after MLA interview): by email

Campus interview scheduled:<--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone heard back from them since the request for additional materials? <-- Nope (12/7) Me neither (12/9)

Lots of additional materials requests but only 1 interview - perhaps not all interviewees have updated the wiki? Anyone else had materials requests but not contact since? (12/16)

--> Yes, unfortunately.(X4) Heard from them 12/18 with nice, personal letter (of rejection).

Received personalized rejection e-mail (had been asked to submit additional materials) (12/18 x5)

University of Warwick (UK) - 1900 to presentEdit

English and Comparative Literary Studies, , Coventry United Kingdom CV4 7AL http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs

Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture from 1900 to the present £36,862‑ £41,489 pa



You will undertake advanced research in an appropriate field of study in English and Comparative Literary Studies and will add to the Department’s international research profile. You will attract research students to the Department. You will also undertake teaching and other academic duties in the Department, as required. You also be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience.

 Any twentieth‑ or twenty‑first century period or speciality will be considered, but candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the field, including (though not limited to) evolving interests in world literature; transatlantic and hemispheric studies; critical theory; digital, graphic, and print cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; comparative race and ethnicity studies; and other innovative frameworks. We seek candidates with an active interest in program building and a willingness to teach on required American pathway modules, while developing new offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please note that appointments at Assistant Professor level entail a period of probation (normally 5 years). 

For further information and to apply, please go to http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs . Applications must be received by 2 December 2011. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 19 March 2012.

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: writing sample 1/12 (x4)

Rejection Letter: 2/28 via email (X2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anything new???

(2/12) Not a word since the writing sample request!

One word: ARGH!

Ditto! (2/19)

(2/28) rejection after writing sample request: a super nice and encouraging email. (X2) Just a guess here but, "Your application was singled out as particularly strong and received favorable attention from all members of the committee." wondering if weall got identical supportive rejections...

Congrats to the person who gets it.

Just got my post-writing-sample rejection too, and it didn't include the sentence you listed above--so congrats for the special recognition! Feather in your cap. And best of luck to all. >>Thank you so much for saying that. I'm the one who pasted the sentence, and it really is a (admittedly small) consolation. I got three rejections TODAY, and this small happyish thing helps a lot. (3/8) no rejection letter after writing sample request. (x1)

University of Western Ontario (1845-1945) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English, The University of Western Ontario (http//:http://www.uwo.ca/English) invites applications for a probationary (tenure‑track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July 2012, in American Literature and Culture, 1845‑1945. Applications from candidates with any area of specialization within this broad field are welcome; we are particularly interested in African‑American, Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, and/or Nationalisms. Duties will include commitments in research, teaching, and service. The completed PhD and experience and promise in teaching and research are minimum qualifications. ABD applicants welcome with evidence of timely completion to be provided by referees. Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. Please mail a cover letter, CV, and writing sample, and arrange for 3 references to be mailed to: Bryce Traister, Chair, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, London, ON Canada N6A3K7. Closing Date: November 30, 2011

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: November 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

[From Early American 2012: "MLA Interview Scheduled: 12/16"] MLA interview X2.

Campus interview scheduled: [From Early American page: "~1/13"]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan - TT Asst. (American Lit.) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Wisconsin Colleges English Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor on its Sheboygan campus. The UW-Sheboygan campus is one of 13 campuses that comprise the UW Colleges, a freshman-sophomore transfer institution within the UW System. UW Colleges offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor’s degree. See http://www.uwc.edu for more information about the UW Colleges.

UW-Sheboygan is a culturally diverse commuter campus with an enrollment of around 900, including full- and part-time students with a mix of traditional and returning adult students. For more information about the campus, please visit http://www.sheboygan.uwc.edu. For information on the Sheboygan County area, visit http://www.sheboygan.org.

TITLE: Assistant Professor of English

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of English. Contract begins August 27, 2012.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English or closely related field with a specialization in American literature is required. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph. D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment. Record of successful teaching of composition is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated interest in Multicultural literature and/or creative writing is desirable. A further plus is an interest or experience in teaching interdisciplinary courses and/or learning communities with other instructors.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Normal teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, with no more than three preps per semester. Classes will include first-year writing courses (Composition I and/or Composition II) and at least one literature or 200-level writing course a semester. As a tenure-track position, this requires scholarly activity in the discipline as well as participation in campus, institutional and community service and the shared governance structure.

SALARY: $43,000. Summer and Winter sessions offer additional teaching opportunities for compensation. A benefits package is included with the appointment; details can be found at www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.

APPLICATION: Required application materials are: a letter of interest, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals. These materials must be submitted electronically to faculty.positions@uwc.edu. In addition, candidates may include up to three current letters of recommendation specifically addressing this position as well as previous student evaluations. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

For assured consideration, all required application materials must be received by December 15, 2011. This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search. Questions may be addressed to: UW Colleges Department of English chair, Greg Ahrenhoerster, Ph.D. greg.ahrenhoerster@uwc.edu or (262) 521-5522 or UW-Sheboygan Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Al Hardersen al.hardersen@uwc.edu, (920) 459-6610.

From MLA JIL 11/3/11

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Finalists selected from uw chair to be sent to Sheboygan <--can someone clarify this statement? Received email from UW chair saying the apps had been reviewed and some candidates had been passed on for a second review at the school.

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/28

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012 & Early American 2012

US Air Force Academy - post- Civil WarEdit

The Department of English and Fine Arts anticipates filling a faculty position, at the level of assistant professor, in American literature after the Civil War beginning June 25th, 2012. Secondary specialty in minority or ethnic literatures is highly desirable. The initial appointment will be for three years. Successive reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. Responsibilities of this position include teaching American Literature survey courses, general/special topic literature courses, and composition. A Ph.D. in English is required, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. Applications must be received by November 14th, 2011. For additional information about this position, including application instructions, go to http://www.usafa.edu/df/dfeng/positions.cfm

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: 11/10

Request for Additional Materials: 12/8 (sample + letters) x2

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any further information on this search, perhaps from those who received requests for more materials? 1/12

A: Yes, possibly: shortlisted candidates were invited to meet informally with a representative in Seattle. They do not conduct interviews at MLA.

Also posted at Early American 2012

Urbana University (OH) - Assistant ProfessorEdit

Ph.D. in English required. Position requires teaching four undergraduate courses a semester including composition and American Literature or American Studies.

Application deadline is March 15, 2012. For further information and complete job descriptions please visit our Web site at www.urbana.edu.

See further (pdf) from HR: Professor of English (posted February 15, 2012)

Application instructions from HR: Application deadline is March 15, 2012. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application to include salary expectation, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available), graduate transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references. This material should be sent to: Attention - Human Resources Office, Urbana University, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078. Applications may be sent electronically to astevens@urbana.edu (Word document please)

Deadline: March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone know where one can find a complete job description? The Urbana U. site lists only a generic "Professor of English" job description at the HR page. This Wiki seems to be the only place that indicates rank or emphasis.

Any news on this one? 4/20

Also posted at Early American 2012

Victoria University (New Zealand) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - ContemporaryEdit

School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand.

Victoria University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the English Programme. The successful applicant will be expected to have a primary expertise in contemporary literature; applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a specialist interest in literature and new media, or the gothic, or narrative theory.

The appointee will be expected to have a PhD in English Literature; have a good research record and the potential to attract new postgraduate enrolments; and have experience in teaching at tertiary level. For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level, applicants would need around five years' research and teaching experience in an academic position and successful experience in postgraduate supervision.

For further information, contact Dr Thierry Jutel, Head of School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, thierry.jutel@vuw.ac.nz or Dr Mark Williams, Programme Director English, mark.williams@vuw.ac.nz or visit http://www.vacancies.vuw.ac.nz

Applications close 15 November 2011.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. For more information and to apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz Reference A326-11Z.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/7

Request for additional materials: 11/28

Rejection (no interview): 11/28 by email (x5), (Long-short list rejection/no interview 1/23)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2012

SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT I WANT TO WARN YOU ALL ABOUT SOMETHING FEW KNOW REGARDING ACADEMIC JOBS IN NEW ZEALAND. THEY WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE IMPOSSIBLE IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE DURING BREAKS (AND THEY HAVE 4.5 MONTHS OF BREAKS). THE JOBS ARE CONCEPTUALISED AS M-F 9-5 IN YOUR OFFICE ALL YEAR LONG FACTORY/BUSINESS TYPE OF JOB. IT'S NOT A LIE, ASK SOMEONE WHO WORKS THERE OR SEARCH THE HUMAN RESOURCES PAGES. THE ADMINSTRATORS WILL TRY TO PLAY IT DOWN, BUT ONCE YOU ACCEPT THE CONTRACT, YOU'RE GEOGRAPHICALLY STUCK. SPREAD THE WORD.

^Universities to fear is the appropriate place to post systemic problems such as these.

QUESTION: Out of curiosity, can anyone explain a bit more about how the hiring process in NZ typically operates compared to the North American system? What sort of timeframe does the hiring process usually fall into? Do NZ universities tend to fly international candidates in for on campus visits? Also, I've heard tell of so-called "long-short lists" and "short-short lists"; is there a typical number of applicants that the search has been narrowed down to at each of these stages? Any insight into how all of this sort of stuff usually works in NZ would be appreciated!

Wartburg College - TT Assistant Professor - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall term 2012. Teach seven undergraduate courses per year from among the following areas: American literature and specialized courses in the major; general education courses including composition or other interdisciplinary courses. Engage in scholarship and service activities appropriate to a college with a liberal arts emphasis.

Required: Ph.D. (completed by August 2012) in English or Comparative Literature with a research focus in American literature and culture; college-level teaching experience in American literature and composition; a dynamic and creative teacher; and a willingness to support the mission of the college. Prefer generalist capable of teaching the full American literary survey; interest/experience in teaching interdisciplinary courses within general education curriculum; expertise complements departmental strengths through experience in one or more of the following areas: multicultural American literature, film studies, digital humanities.

Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the mission of Wartburg College, electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu or by regular mail to: Jane Juchems, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003. For specific inquiries contact Dr. Joyce Boss, Chair of English and Modern Languages, at 319/352-8223 or joyce.boss@wartburg.edu. Further information about the college and the city of Waverly may be found at http://www.wartburg.edu.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 1/16/12)

Acknowledgment received: 2/1, 1/30

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 3.13

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoc in Contemporary American Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary American Fiction.

One-year postdoctoral fellowship in Contemporary American Fiction in the English Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Our postdoctoral program features mentoring from senior faculty, the expectations and benefits of participation in the full intellectual life of the department and college, and a teaching expectation of one course per semester, which will fall within this designated historical field. The position is funded at a level designed to be competitive. Please send letter of application, précis of dissertation, and 7500-word writing sample to our online application service, https://jobs.wustl.edu, and provide the reference job number of 23370. Also, please have three letters of reference sent electronically to Professor Vincent Sherry, Chair, Department of English: vsherry@wustl.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by 1 April, 2012. Applications from women and other members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

MLA JIL 2/17/12

Deadline: April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: [From Postdoc page: "Phone interview offer extended 4/13/2012"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: late April (2nd hand information)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Williams College - 2 year VAP (Gender & Sexuality / US Lit) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department of Williams College seeks a two-year, full-time visiting assistant professor specializing in gender and sexuality in U.S. literature, and in feminist or queer theory or both. Candidates should be prepared to teach a full range of introductory courses in the English Department, as well as courses in their specialty. Candidates must also be prepared to teach interdisciplinary courses in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program of the College. Candidates should have Ph.D. by the time of the appointment.

Send application letter, CV, dossier or recommendations, and writing sample (25 pp. or less) directly, or through Interfolio, to John Limon, Chair, Department of English, by Nov. 4.

  • John Limon, Chair
  • English
  • Williams College
  • 85 Mission Park Drive
  • Williamstown, MA 01267

LINK (HigherEdJobs)

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received: 11/2; 11/8; 11/10

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/8 via email (x7)

Skype interview scheduled: 12/8 x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know if a campus visit has been scheduled yet? (12/21)

- Since they're only bringing out candidates one at a time, I doubt that we'lll hear unless we're selected or rejected.

Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2012 & Theory 2012

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