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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS - POST-MLA Deadlines Edit

College of Charleston - TT Assistant Professor in American Lit. / First-Year Writing - FINALISTS SELECTEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of Charleston welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American literature, with expertise in modernism and poetics. The successful candidate will also serve as a Faculty Fellow in the Honors College, teaching first-year writing, helping to administer the first-year experience, serving as Director of Nationally Competitive Awards, and advising Honors College students. Required qualifications include a PhD in English, demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year writing and literature courses, and strong potential for scholarly productivity. Administrative experience is highly desired. Teaching responsibilities will be divided between the English Department and the Honors College.

Founded in 1770 and located in the heart of historic Charleston, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences institution with a strong commitment to the teacher-scholar model for faculty. The College of Charleston is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Submit cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, current transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by March 4, 2013, through Interfolio at the following address: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21204

Chronicle

Deadline: March 4

Acknowledgment received: (3/23)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anything on this search? (4/15) (x2)

Inquired and department chair says they have selected finalists. (4/17)

Also posted at American Open 2013

Lincoln University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of EnglishEdit

The Assistant Professor of English serves as a key faculty in the Department of English by performing the following duties:

Qualifications:

Must have a Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis in American and African American Literature.
Demonstrated record of teaching excellence. Must have minimum two years teaching experience.
Must have evidence of professional and scholarly promise.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects and prioritize bases on departmental functionality.
Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaches required American Literature Survey, African American Literature, related upper division courses, and Creative Writing.
Teaches composition at various levels; teaches writing-intensive courses as needed; teaches core world literature courses.
Compiles, administers, and grades assignments and exams.
Conducts research in particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals.
Advices students on academic curricula and vocational concerns; serves as an advisor to student organizations; conducts original work or research; prepares new courses, and serves on various committees.
Participates and provides leadership in university assessment initiatives.
Helps develop and support the department's mission and goals.
Handles multiple tasks and projects, handled according to Department and University priorities.

Working Conditions: Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend work. Travel for administrative work is expected.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position has been filled. Interested applications should send a letter of application, a cover letter, three letters of reference, transcripts, and a CV to:

Lincoln University
Office of Human Resources
1570 Baltimore Pike
PO Box 179
Lincoln University, PA 19352

Or

Email packet to: hr@lincoln.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 5/20/13 - note HigherEdJobs also gives deadline of 5/31/13?)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at American Open 2013

McNeese State University (LA) - TT Asst. Prof. - English and Comp. Lit.Edit

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins in August 2013.

Position Description and Responsibilities: The person hired will be required to teach 12 hours per semester, hold regular office hours (10 hours per week), engage in advising and program development, and other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

Required:

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Specialization in American and European Modernism
Ability to teach graduate level courses in Modern Poetry and Modern Novel
Previous Experience teaching World Literature and British Survey Courses

Preferred:

Ability to teach French
Expertise in prosody and traditional and modern poetics

Salary: $42,000 (non-negotiable)

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 19, 2013.

Application Materials and Contact: Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Please submit the required documents to:

Dr. Keagan LeJeune, Chair
Department of English and Foreign Languages
McNeese State University
Box 92655
Lake Charles, La 70609-2655
Phone: (337) 475-5312
TDD/TTY: (337) 562-4227
clejeune@mcneese.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 19

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Comparative 2013 and Modern British 2013

University of Wisconsin-Parkside - TT Asst. Prof. - 20-21 c. American Lit + Creative Writing-Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED--any news?Edit

The English Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a full-time (9 month) tenure track faculty member in English, with a focus in 20th and 21st Century American Literature and Creative Writing - Poetry beginning August 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Ph.D. or A.B.D. in English from an accredited university with strong scholarly activity or interest in 20th and 21st Century American Literature.
  • A good record of teaching college-level literature and writing (including Creative Writing - Poetry)
  • A good scholarly record or potential is required for the Assistant Professor position
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred:

  • Expertise and/or teaching experience in 20th and 21st Century African American Literature
  • Demonstrated experience and/or aptitude to work with a diverse student body

Essential Job Functions: Teach a full array of English courses including freshman composition with an emphasis in 20th and 21st Century American Literature and Creative Writing - Poetry with a preference for expertise and/or teaching experience in 20th and 21st Century African American Literature. Perform curriculum review, assessment, and leadership in student learning. Provide academic and career advising and mentoring of students in various areas of interest. Participate in department meetings. Work with department in university and community outreach.

SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to access, diversity, engagement, and academic excellence. It currently enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the University's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

HOW TO APPLY: For full consideration, submit all materials by May 7th, 2013. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Please send all materials electronically to Brandi Liantonio at liantoni@uwp.edu. If it's necessary to send items through the mail send them to:

Attn: Brandi Liantonio University of Wisconsin - Parkside English Department 900 Wood Rd. Kenosha, WI 53144

A criminal background check and degree verification will be required at the time of hire. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): phone: 6/3 via email

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:6/20


Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 7/29

NOTES:  

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2013

Valdosta State University (GA) - TT Asst. Prof. late 19th-early 20th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Valdosta State University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. Position begins in August 1, 2013. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in area of expertise, responsibilities include research leading to publication and service at the department, college, and university levels. Teaching experience in composition and world literature is also helpful. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the positions starting date, August 1, 2013. Application deadline is January 18, 2013. With over 200 majors, we offer a broad-based curriculum, leading to a Bachelor of Arts in English, in which majors chose one of four tracks: literature, journalism, creative writing, and professional writing. Our Masters program offers emphases in literature and rhetoric and composition. Regardless of your classification or track, all English majors enjoy a genuine liberal arts experience, pursuing studies in literature, composition, creative writing, and linguistics, with ample opportunity for introductory and upper-division coursework outside the major. We also offer challenging undergraduate minors in all four tracks. Valdosta State University is a regional university serving 41 counties in South Georgia. Valdosta MSA has approximately 130,000 people, is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information on the University visit http://www.valdosta.edu or the community visit http://www.valdostachamber.com.

Online application required at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/1252. For more information call 229-333-5946 or email marksmit@valdosta.edu. Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): Phone, 1/25 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  2/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2013

FYI: They'll send out an automatic email after receiving one recommendation that all your necessary recommendations have been received, so you'll want to stay on top of this one and just make sure your rec letters all get in.

Washburn University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor, Modernist Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Washburn University’s English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of English in the field of Modernist Literature with a secondary emphasis in Critical Theory and Contemporary Literature to join a vital undergraduate Literature program beginning August 2013 (pending availability of funds). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship and must have earned a Ph.D. by the time of appointments (ABD considered for non-tenure track Lecturer with conversion to tenure track Assistant Professor upon completion of Ph.D.). As part of a four-course per semester teaching load (4/4), the position comprises teaching undergraduate literature courses in the major and core curriculum and composition courses in the core curriculum. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach a wide array of composition courses including developmental, first-year, and advanced composition. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, as is the willingness to advise and mentor students. Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 150+ English majors. Please send copies (Word or PDF) of letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarship, copies of transcripts, and three letters of references to Dr. Danny Wade, Chair, Department of English, by e-mail to english@washburn.edu. Application review begins January 15, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check. Washburn University is an EOE.

HR Page

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/4

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2013

According to posting on the Modern British page, this search has been narrowed down to final five candidates.

Offer made and accepted in May.

FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS - PRE-MLA DEADLINES Edit

California University of Pennsylvania - TT Faculty, post-1865 American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at California University of Pennsylvania seeks a specialist in 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.

RANK & SALARY: This is a tenure-track faculty appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT must be capable of and committed to effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities, continuing scholarly growth, and service contribution to the University and communities. Also, the successful applicant will 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 online and/or other distance education methods.

Applicants must have demonstrated ability to teach post-1865 American literature in depth, and have secondary preparation in early American literature, with preference given to candidates with a special interest in the novel. Candidates must show evidence of a research agenda in area of specialization, as well as experience teaching first-year composition.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In addition to the material listed in the paragraph below, applicants should submit a 250-word lesson plan introducing the novel, "Huckleberry Finn," to a 300-level survey course. 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 email addresses of three current references who have knowledge of the applicant's abilities. Reference information must be uploaded into the system as a single document to be accepted as an applicant.

TRANSCRIPTS: PDF versions of unofficial transcripts must be uploaded when applying online. Unofficial transcripts should be scanned into one document before uploading into the system. Applicants selected for on-campus inteviews will be asked to bring official transcripts from all colleges and universities to the on-campus interview.

FILE SIZE LIMITS: Files uploaded to the online application should be kept as small as possible. The system has a file size limit of approximately 2MB.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 12/02/2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/24

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....): Phone interview scheduled 1/24

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

They hired for this position as a VAP last year. Thoughts on that?

Just a note: ABDs are not being considered for this position.

11/26: Posted new position "specialist in early American Literature, Pre-1865." (original ad stated teaching load "will include an early American literature survey") Anyone heard about this one after applying?

12/01: Alert: although ad asks for reference list, page on their job site instructs sending recommendation letters

12/01: Alert: The job ad, on the university HR site, is a complete mess.

1/24:  I did receive an email asking for additional information a few weeks ago, but I have had no other interaction since then. I did just see that someone had a phone interview scheduled for today. Oh well!

2/7: Any news?

3/28:  Any campus interviews scheduled?

5/23 I happen to be a candidate for the pre-1865 open position at Cal U and can tell you what I heard about the post-1865 position while on my campus interview. A faculty member told me that an offer had been prepared for the post-1865 position and was awaiting approval from the President before being submitted to the candidate. I was also told that the post-1865 hire was a late-19th-century specialist. That's all I know.

Cleveland State University - Asst. Professor, American Lit. of 20th c. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The current teaching load, eight credit hours per semester, includes the opportunity to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including directing M.A. theses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach our one-semester survey of American literature, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in American literature and topics courses in sub-specialties, e.g., 20th-century American poetry or drama; multi-ethnic/cultural literatures of the United States; disability studies. The successful candidate will be expected to carry on an active research program and to contribute to department and university service.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or American Studies with a specialization in American literature of the twentieth century by July 1, 2013; ability to teach a one-semester survey of American literature; evidence of research promise in the form of publications, conferences, and other demonstrations.

Preferred Qualifications: Sub-specialization in 20th-century American poetry or drama. Secondary qualifications in multi-ethnic/cultural literatures of the United States; queer and GLBT studies; and/or disability studies also considered. Record of scholarly achievement in the field of 20th-century American literature. Demonstrated teaching potential.

Application Requirements: Applicants should send letter, c.v., and list of three references to David M. Larson, Chair, Department of English, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue., Cleveland, OH 44115. All interviews will occur via phone or Skype in early 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 12/07/2012

Acknowledgment received: 12/17 x3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:12/26 (x3)

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....): 2.8 Request for interview (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: 1 [posted 3/28]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Rejection letter via snail mail, extremely brusque ("The search committee has completed screening of applications. However, your application does not meet our minimum requirements"). 

Can I ask what your degree is in? Are you A.B.D.?

Received the same "brusque" (bordering on rude) letter.  I also got the beautiful rejection letter from UT-Austin, so I know it doesn't take too much to write a thoughtful mass rejection letter.  ABD, with a defense scheduled for April 2013--well prior to their July 2013 in-hand date.  Publications, conferences, and research/teaching emphasis in two of the specified  sub-specialities.  I'm not sure how this stacks up with other candidates, but it's a bit off-putting to be told that this isn't meeting their "minimum requirements."  Did all those not making the cut receive this same letter? 

I'll chime in, too. I received the same rude rejection letter about not meeting the "minimum requirements."

Me, too. Ph.D. in hand and forthcoming publications in the field, yet somehow I fall short of the "minimum requirements." Rude!

1.7:  Have not yet received any word of any kind.  Since rejections have gone out, unsure what that means.  Does anyone know if they have moved forward? (x8)

1.10 just called. the woman that answered said that if you haven't gotten a rejection letter than you are still in the running and that she didn't know when interview letters might go out.

FYI, this same job was listed a couple of years ago, but then was pulled due to lack of funding.

1.14 I called today to inquire about the status of my own application and was told that "the committee is still reviewing applications."  

1.15 - This must mean they have many, many applications. *sigh*

1.22 Another week has gone by without any news. Or has anyone received a letter/email?

1.24 Nothing here! I am wondering how many applications they received? It appears (just based upon the other posts) that they may have quite a few applications to get through in the process.  

2.1 I emailed to check on the timeline; they said it will be a few more weeks before they figure out finalists. ~350 applications.

2.5 Thanks for the update!

3.27 Any phone-interviewees hear back yet? Are campus visits happening?

3/28: campus interview marked above.

-thanks. may i ask when you were contacted for the campus interview?

3/28: Good luck at your campus interview!

Florida International University - TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs to over 50,000 students. Florida International University invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary literature, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2013.

Required: Ph.D. in English, with specialty in late twentieth and twenty-first century literatures and/or cultural studies. Area of scholarly focus can be national and/or transnational. Proven expertise in feminist, gender and/or sexuality studies is especially welcome. Applications should demonstrate teaching experience, and strong scholarly activity. Candidates should have their degree in hand by August 2013. Normal teaching program is two courses per semester. Position is contingent upon budget availability.

Applicants should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and representative published or unpublished scholarly work electronically at the following application URL: (Note: Applicants need to create a profile in order to apply)

http://jobsearch.fiu.edu

Application Deadline: December 1, 2012

Please note in your application letter if you are planning to attend MLA in January 2013, in Boston.

Contact Information: Dr. Heather Russell, Chairperson of the Search and Screen Committee, Contemporary Literature, Department of English—DM 453, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, Email: russellh@fiu.edu

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

MLA JIL 10/12/12

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA): 12/12 (by phone, x3)

Campus interview scheduled:

  • any news?  A:  none yet here!  best of luck! thanks, you too! still no news? 
  • guys,obviously the two people they selected for campus visits are not on the wiki or bothering to update... the committee said they'd call by sunday. it is now past sunday. :(
  • thanks for that information. they didn't tell me that. i can't believe they wouldn't at least email us all, given the short time frame, but it does appear that this is the case. 
  • I was also told they'd be getting back to candidates as early as Sunday, so I'm assuming we're out of the game, too.
  • i was also told that if i didnt hear by the end of the MLA that i was not one of the top two and that that does not mean that the search has ended, standard stuff. 
  • same here, which is to say, i haven't heard anything either. and, i was told the same as others note above re: quick decision, etc.
  • Feb 7:  any more news on this position?  campus interviews scheduled yet?
  • anyone have any further information on this search? (2/27)
  • There is something off about this search. Maybe an inside hire?
  • any news? (3/24)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • whoever designed this university's HR website should be fired. it won't let you upload materials. contact the SCC.

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Haverford College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. 1900-1960 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in American Literature (1900-1960)

Haverford College is seeking an Assistant Professor in American Literature (1900-1960) for a tenure-track position in the Department of English beginning in fall of 2013. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Applicants must have proven record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and be qualified to offer courses at all levels. We are seeking a scholar of American modernism whose research is in conversation with visual media. We welcome candidates who engage trans-Atlantic and inter-American approaches, as well as those who might contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Studies, or Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Send letter of application, CV, one writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by November 1st to Search Administrative Assistant Corrinne Fahl (hc-englishsearch@haverford.edu). Haverford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion, social justice, peacemaking and conflict resolution.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: 1 November

Acknowledgment received: (x4)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....): 12/14 (via email) x 3

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Note of acceptance posted in header, 2/28]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Oh Haverford.  12.14 is the last day to get refunds on MLA hotels.  Just sayin'.

Haverford is a wonderful place, but this search seemed to deviate from their usually strong ethos. I never received an acknowledgement, nor did I receive a response to my e-mails sent to the contact in the ad and to the search committee chair. (x2, and still no notification about status/rejection as of 2/19)

King's College London - Lecturer in Contemporary Post-1945 Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department seeks an outstanding scholar of contemporary (post-1945) literature and culture to join a dynamic team of specialists in developing the Department’s profile of research and teaching in this area.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research and publication for career stage and show exceptional promise as a leading scholar in the field of contemporary British, American and/or Anglophone literature. S/he will be expected to engage in and develop research projects in literature and culture of the late 20th- and 21st-century; to develop interdisciplinary academic networks; to secure research funding and to develop the impact of research; and to attract and supervise PhD candidates. The candidate will contribute to the development of the department’s new MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory (to begin in 2013-2014) and design and deliver teaching for undergraduate and other postgraduate taught programmes (particularly the MA in English 1850 to the Present). The Department particularly welcomes candidates who are open to interdisciplinary collaborations, and collaborations with partners outside the College. All areas of expertise within the post-1945 period will be considered. Candidates may have research expertise in any of the following: post-1945 British fiction; contemporary poetry; experimental literatures; literature and its relationship to material, digital cultures and visual cultures; graphic narrative; 21st-century literature and theory.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Josephine McDonagh on 02078481153 or via email at Josephine.mcdonagh@kcl.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Dr Jane Elliott on 02078487185 or via email at jane.k.elliott@kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 November 2012 at midnight.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 - 7 scale, currently £31,020 to £45,486 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

For an application pack please click on the ‘Further details’ link below. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number A6-7/AAE/1016/12-JE. If you have any queries please contact Recruitment at recruitmentteam7@kcl.ac.uk

Please see related Word document

Posted: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12378

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 (by email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Is there any information at all about this search (acknowledgements, requests, interviews)?

Q: Anyone know when this might be announced? (posted 1/8) 

Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013

Lebanon Valley College - Assistant Professor of English - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

Lebanon Valley College invites applications for a tenure‑track position in the English Department to begin fall 2013. A Ph.D. in English is required as well as 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.

Complete applications, including curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, original transcripts, publication sample, and three letters of reference should be emailed to work@lvc.edu. Applicants also must email a teaching portfolio consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, at least two official course evaluation summaries, and two recent syllabi. Application materials must be received by Nov. 11, 2012 and interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention.



MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (12/13 x2 - email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): [from American Open 2013 page: "11/30 x3"]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: ["1/20" according to American Open page]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at American Open 2013 and Generalist 2013

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - 2 TT Positions in Modernism, 20th/21st C. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Division of English at NTU seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in the following areas at the Assistant Professor level:

  • 20th/21st Century Literature: Candidates with expertise in British, American and/or Asian Literatures are welcome to apply.
  • Modernist Literature: Candidates with expertise in all areas of Modernist Literature are welcome to apply

The Division of English at NTU is an academic department in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, which offers well-established programmes of study, including the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in literary studies. More information about the research interests of faculty, academic programmes, and related information is available on the following website: http://english.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx

The teaching load is appropriate to that of a major research university (2/2). NTU is a rapidly growing university that is committed to a comprehensive educational experience in a multicultural environment. It offers highly competitive annual salaries and strong support for faculty research and publication.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/Career/SubmitApplications/Pages/Faculty.aspx) and email your application package [consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, a writing sample, and the names of three referees] to: h-deng@ntu.edu.sg.

Applications may also be sent by airmail to:

The Search Committee,

Attn.: Ms Priscilla Yong, Manager,

Division of English,

Nanyang Technological University,

School of Humanities and Social Sciences,

14 Nanyang Drive (#03-78),

Singapore 637332.

Deadline: Review of applications begins on 1 November 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): 11/29

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: January 2013

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Oklahoma State University - TT Asst. Professor, Literature Post 1900 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in English, specializing in Literature Post 1900 with emphasis in poetry and poetics preferred. 2-2 teaching load beginning August 2013. PhD, strong research agenda, and demonstrated excellence in teaching required. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MA, and the PhD in English specialization. For further information on the department see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2012. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript via email to english.information@okstate.edu with subject line "post 1900 poetics." Filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): 12/10 (Skype) (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/17 (by e-mail)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • Note of Acceptance posted 3/27

NOTES:

This school ran nearly identical searches to this one and their open-rank poet position last year and the year before last. Anyone know what gives? (x-posting at the poet job)

I know someone there who says that the English department is quite dysfunctional and that there's a VAP who's a favored inside candidate. I got curious and made inquiries because I saw that there's someone there in this position who is NOT the VAP but who must be leaving.

OP here -- awesome how more info in academia can make things less readable. . . thanks, though. I have a better writing sample this year, so I suppose I'll pay my $6 & apply, current VAP or not, dysfunction or not. It seems like a potentially very decent job, depending on dept'l dynamics.

So are they not doing MLA interviews? A: No, straight to campus visits

(3/5): Any news on whether or not this offer has been accepted? 

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Pacific University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction-Writing and 20th c. Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English. Pacific University (Oregon) invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor in Fiction Writing and Twentieth Century Literature beginning August 2013. Our department offers undergraduate majors in literature and creative writing and publishes the literary review Silk Road. Ph.D. required in Creative Writing or Literature with fiction publications, or MFA degree in Creative Writing with published book of fiction. Preference for applicants publishing scholarship on Twentieth Century literature, editing a literary magazine, and working in a second genre (creative nonfiction or poetry). Candidates with research in literatures of Pacific Rim encouraged to apply. Required: at least one year of experience teaching undergraduate literature and fiction writing. Teaching load: five courses annually including composition, first-year seminar, and senior capstone supervision. Hire will assist with our Editing and Publishing minor and program development in creative writing. Salary competitive. Pacific University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application review begins Nov. 10, 2012. Preliminary interviews held at MLA in Boston. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and three letters of reference to English Search Committee (humanities@pacificu.edu). We accept only electronic submissions, PDF preferred.

Deadline: review begins November 10, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): [From CreativeWriting 2013: "12/6"] x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes, according to 1/23 post on Creative Writing page.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2013

Queen's University Belfast - Lecturer in Post-1850 American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Required to produce high quality research and publications in American Literature post-1850 and to undertake high quality teaching in the area of American Literature. Applicants must hold a primary degree and a completed PhD in a relevant area. It is also essential that applicants have teaching experience at tertiary level and published work demonstrating, to a degree appropriate to stage in career, the potential to contribute to maintaining or improving in REF2014 the School's performance in RAE2008 (35% world-leading, and another 30% internationally excellent). Research focus in American literature post-1850 and a clear agenda for future research is also required.

Job ad

Deadline: November 2, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): by post, 11/19 x4

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Tel Aviv University - Modern American Literature (Open Rank) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University is seeking candidates (all ranks) for a possible position in Modern American Literature with an emphasis on theory and cultural studies, as well as literary studies. To apply, please send a writing sample, CV, and three letters of recommendation in hard copy by 1 November, 2012, to: Professor Shirley Sharon-Zisser, Chair, Department of English and American Studies Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv 69978 ISRAEL

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: 1 November

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....):

Campus interview scheduled: yes [posted 1/5]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Texas Tech University - TT Asst. - American Modernism - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in American modernism, with secondary interests in twentieth-century American poetry, Native American literature, Beat poets, or film and media studies. Ability to contribute to the Literature, Social Justice, and Environment graduate concentration desirable. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the university as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu hr, #87062, attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to bruce.clarke@ttu.edu. TTU is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, and it encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: 15 November

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/4 (x5)

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....): Skype, 12/14

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

12/8: Q: Have any others submitting requested additional materials had any luck with the website?  It seems like the only option available is "withdraw application." Anybody seen what's supposed to happen with this system when it's set up to receive additional materials? A: Asked SC member who contacted shortlist; she was happy to receive materials at her email address.

Any word? It's almost the end of the second week of December, so let's hope they contact people soon.

  • Probably they are doing Skype; that is how they are interviewing candidates for other searches that they are doing this year (see Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013 for example)

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - Asst. Professor, 20th c. American Fiction and Critical Theory - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Beginning Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track—Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Critical Theory Specialist in twentieth-century American fiction with expertise in critical theory. Teaching experience and a promising research agenda required. Ph.D. required; Ph.D. in English preferred. Degree in hand by 10 August 2013. Teach undergraduate courses each semester in the following areas: twentieth-century American fiction, critical theory, other areas of specialization. Ability to teach breadth courses in American literature from 1900 to the present is required. 2/3 teaching load. Selected candidates interviewed at the MLA meeting, Boston, January 2013. Please upload letter of application, CV, names and e-mail contacts for three references, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a writing sample (30 pp. maximum) to http://www.jobsatcu.com, job # 819252. For full consideration, apply by 5 November 2012. We will request letters of recommendation from references. Inquiries only to Lesley Ginsberg, Search Committee Chair, lginsber@uccs.edu, (719) 255-4004. Please see www.uccs.edu for more information about our department and campus.

MLA JIL 09/14/2012

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: letters of rec 10/29 x3, 11/1 x7, 11/5 x1, 11/6 x3

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 7 Dec (by phone) (x2) 10 Dec (by email)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Did anyone who applied not get this request? Is it actually a request for more materials?
    • Yes to the first. And I can only assume yes to the second. (11/7)
    • FWIW, to the person who answered, these requests appear to be coming in waves. Thanks for answering.
    • I received the request the same day I submitted my applicatino (10/29), which makes me wonder if it is just part of the initial application process and that the timing depends on how many applications Human Resources is handling on a given day?
  • To those who got requests: I got a request from UC Boulder, but didn't apply to anything there this year. Is that where your requests originated?
  • No. The request was for the above job at Colorado Springs.
  • Yes, the email saying that your letters have been requested and the interfolio requests all originate from a CU Boulder address, but if you follow the job link, it takes you to the CU Colorado Springs job.

University of Memphis - TT Asst. Professor, Modern American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Memphis, a Ph.D.-granting department, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of modern American literature. Successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in American literature since 1865, as well as in his/her area(s) of specialization. An active research and publication agenda, as well as service to the department and the university, are required. We particularly welcome candidates who work in comparative study of the Americas, multi-ethnic American literature, Chicano/a literature, and gender studies. Ph.D. required by position’s start date of August 2013.

Candidates will provide cover letter, CV, Writing Sample (up to 30 pages), and a reference list. Transcripts will be required of final candidates. Applications for this position must be submitted online at https://workforum.memphis.edu. Review of applications begins November 15, 2012, and may continue until the position is filled.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: 15 November

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:  Dec. 3 (x4) Syllabi requested on 12/3

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....): Skype interview 12/17 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Has anyone heard anything about this one? Though I know Christmas, New Year's, and MLA have been going on, it has been 3 weeks since the Skype interviews.

Not a peep. What's happening?

Still no word??

The committee mentioned having to wait for the applicant pool to be certified before they can make the next move.

What does that mean?

They're probably waiting for approval from Affirmative Action, or "higher ups" such as the Dean. This is common on many campuses.

They are doing several searches this year, which may have slowed things down.

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

University of Miami (FL) - Asst. Professor, post-1900 American Lit, spec. in African-American - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Miami seeks an assistant professor in American literature since 1900, with a specialty in African American literature, to contribute to the department’s intellectual life by maintaining an active research and publication agenda, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing dissertations, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees. We seek candidates with diverse scholarly interests whose teaching and research intersect with the work of other faculty in English and elsewhere in the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. with dissertation or refereed publications in the specified field and at least one year of university‑level teaching experience.



Please send letter of application, c.v., 15‑30 page scholarly writing sample, and at least three recommendations to Patrick A. McCarthy, Chair, Department of English, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248145, Coral Gables, FL 33124‑4632. Applications should be sent by mail (not e‑mail) and postmarked by November 5. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the MLA meeting in Boston.


MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at African American 2013

University of Pennsylvania - TT Assistant Professor, American Lit, 1945-present - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Description: The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in American literature from 1945 to the present. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester; salary and benefits will be competitive. Applications should include a letter of application, CV, writing sample (max. 7500 words), and the contact information for three or four individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 26, 2012.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Letters 11/2 x7

Rejection (no interview): 2/19 (by email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/19 (by email) x3

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/6 for last week in January

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: (3/5)

NOTES:

  • Did anyone who applied not get this request? Is it actually a request for more materials?
  • Yes, I have that question as well. It would seem that the letters are the next stage because they did not ask for them initially. It's not clear.
  • My impression is that it is not a request for more materials, but rather an automated completion of the application packet. I've asked several people who applied, and all either got interfolio requestions or had their status on the UPenn site change to "recommendations requested" (meaning emails had been sent to their recommenders). (x2)
  • I applied and did not get the request.
  • Has anyone heard anything from Penn? (12/16)
  • 12.18 I just called. Secretary said they have not yet scheduled interviews. --Any comment on when they plan to? A: Should be announced today. If not, very shortly after. 
  • Thanks for making the call & sharing the info!
  • all MLA interviews have been scheduled; rejection emails delayed by a tech glitch in the Penn online application system -- very sorry for this discourtesy, and for rejecting so many terrific candidates     ---- (chair of search committee)

University of San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English in Modern U. S. Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Modern U.S. Literature. We particularly welcome work on American Ethnic Literatures. Effective Fall 2013. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with possible course reduction through Faculty Research Grants. The University of San Diego, an independent Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please register as an applicant at http://apptrkr.com/261840 and reference job number IRC8362. Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae only, postmarked by October 15, 2012, to Fred Miller Robinson, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Boston in 2013.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received: 11/10 via email

Request for additional materials: 11/20 x4

Rejection (no interview): 11/21 via email x10 (500+ applications received); 11/26 x 1

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 by phone. x4

Rejection (after MLA interview): 12/8 by email

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Read in the UK Guardian that their president rescinded a visiting fellow invitation to an important woman theologian because she is OK with marriage equality. "Equal opportunity employer"?

Email from search chair (11/21): "Because there were c. 500 applications for the position of Modern U.S. Literature at the University of San Diego, selecting candidates to interview was especially difficult, and the files of many strong candidates, yours included, will not be moving forward. We thank you for your interest and wish you the very best of luck in your career."

500 applicants!! (x3) Jeez, times are tough.

Sounds like San Diego related application inflation

The Northeastern position last year had over 900 applicants.

University of Texas, Austin - TT Asst. Professor, English Literature since 1963 - OFFER MADEEdit

The English Department at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in literature in English since 1963 with a specialization in any national tradition or any genre, including new media; at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by August 2013, documented evidence of teaching excellence, and a clearly defined research agenda. The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please send a single .pdf containing a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to: Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair at english-department@fortyacres.utexas.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation are also required and should be sent via a service such as Interfolio, or directly from the letter writers as .pdfs to the same address. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012, and applications received after this date may not receive full consideration. A background check will be conducted on successful candidate and the University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/8 x 7 - Request for writing sample via email

Rejection (no interview): Best rejection letter EVER! (12/17) +1 (definitely)+1(renewed faith in humanity) +1 (I was just about to get on here and write the same thing - almost brought a tear to my eye) +1 (I think they should publish it in PMLA or possibly The New Yorker) + 1 (made me cry!) +1 (agreed) + 1 (It was a nice gesture, but they wouldn't have had to reject 450 applications if their job description was more precise).

  • So what did this awesome rejection actually say (from one who didn't apply)?
  • Was it by post or by email?
  • Email; and I might disagree with the prevailing interpretations of it. The email described the "heartbreak" the Committee felt about the "cruel realities" of the job market--amid the very act of committing, reproducing, and perpetuating those cruelties (hundreds of times). This sentimentality seems to do little except rhetorically exculpate those who willingly cause these "cruel realities." And interestingly, the Committee's feelings are granted importance and voice, while the feelings of the rejected have neither a voice nor any material effect on the "realities" in play, here. It's a nice gesture, but gestures are easy to make and do not provide health insurance, e.g..

MLA interview scheduled: 5 Dec. via email x 3 (Q: Right on! Can I ask if you recieved a personal email or a general email to a group of undisclosed recipients? A: General email.)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

[Note the following exchange from Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13 on UT Austin Postdoctoral Fellowship in English:

  • "Saw someone on Twitter saying he'd accepted a postdoc in Austin. Not sure if it was this one. (2/16).
  • my understanding is that he had a campus visit for their contemporary US lit job; when the position went to someone else, he was offered a postdoc instead. i can't imagine that they would have given him this particular postdoc, given that there was a formal application process and I'm sure countless applications."]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Request for additional materials: What materials were requested? How was this request made (via email, etc.)? A: according to above, writing samples requested via email.

11/19: If there have been no additional requests, I guess we can assume this one is now a closed shop? A: Unfortuntaely, yes.

12/9: According to an email sent to interviewees, there were 460 applicants to this position.

Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - TT Asst. Professor, 20-21 c. American Lit., Transnational Focus - OFFER ACCEPTED  Edit

Tenure-track faculty position in the Department of English at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 19, 2013.

Required qualifications include: Doctorate in English or related field with specialization in 20th/21st Century American Literature with an emphasis in transnational/diaspora/border studies. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by December 1, 2013.

We especially welcome candidates who maintain a clear priority commitment to teaching excellence; to teaching that is inclusive, empowering, and transformative; and who deliberately strive to draw substantial connections across their teaching, their scholarship, and their institutional, professional, and community service.

Strong assets include evidence of success in: Performance studies, poetics, or aesthetics. Teaching composition at the college level. Research in 20th/21st century American literature with excellent scholarly potential. Commitment to undergraduate liberal education. Commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach courses as assigned in the English department. All department members teach a theme-based composition course every semester in addition to general and specialized courses. The typical semester load is 3 courses, equivalent to 11-12 credits. In addition, all department members participate in research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work.

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Click the link to the 20th and 21st Century American Literature position, and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included: Letter of application; Curriculum Vita; Writing sample; Brief statement of teaching philosophy; Three letters of recommendation.

LINK to Apply To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 26, 2012. However, screening may continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews for this position will be held at MLA.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received: x3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 1 (is this legit? can anyone else confirm?)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/27

NOTES:

Stupid question: there's no indication in the online application how letters of rec are supposed to be sent (no physical address, the email address of the Chair just says "Please direct questions to"). What are people doing?

10/25: After I submitted my online application, I received this email from the Department Coordinator: "Thank you for submitting your application letter, CV, writing sample, and teaching philosophy statement for our American Literature vacancy. Three letters of recommendation are needed in order to complete your application for this search. They may be emailed to me as .pdf documents and I will add them to your applicant file. Thank you for your interest in our position." (x3) Good luck!

Utica College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Contemporary American Multicultural Prose - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Utica College seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with particular expertise in contemporary American multicultural prose. The ability to teach in additional historical periods is also desirable. Ph.D. required; advanced ABD considered. Faculty members in our department teach a four-course load each semester, including two sections of freshman composition; the balance of the load sometimes also involves an introduction to literature course. While we encourage and support strong research interests, the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher of composition in support of our role in the college's general education core.

Candidates must provide a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and three letters of reference online at http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/583. Review of applications begins November 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA, phone or Skype interview scheduled: 12/12 (skype) (x4)

Rejection (after MLA, phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [ Other Ethnic American 2013 indicates offer has been accepted]

NOTES:

12/30: Anyone have an update? Have campus interviews been scheduled?

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

Washington State University - TT Asst. Professor, 19th and/or 20th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Washington State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at its Tri-Cities campus with a research specialty in nineteenth- and/or twentieth-century American literature and the ability to teach transnational literature across both periods. The position requires a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature or other related field with an emphasis in nineteenth-or twentieth-century American literature; degree required by 1 July 2013. The position begins in August 2013. Preferred secondary areas of emphasis include post-colonialism, global literatures, and multiethnic literature.

The successful candidate will teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature at the Tri-Cities campus while also having the opportunity to teach specialized graduate courses to Pullman campus students. In each case the department maintains a strong commitment to interdisciplinary, transcultural curricula in literary studies. Teaching may also include undergraduate courses in world and comparative literature, cultural studies, humanities, and other areas of interest. Service on M.A. and Ph.D. committees, including the directing of dissertations, is expected. Strong candidates will show evidence of excellent scholarly potential; demonstrate the ability to teach successfully at the college level, work in diverse, multi-cultural communities, and contribute to the goals and growth of the department.

The Department of English combines a strong research orientation with a commitment to high-quality instruction. The graduate program in Pullman offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and American literature and Rhetoric and Composition. Faculty teach a standard 2/2 course load, but new faculty are eligible for reduced teaching loads prior to tenure review to develop their research programs. A range of research and travel funding is available for faculty at all levels.

The following application materials are required and should be submitted through the online system. Letter of application (Cover Letter), Curriculum Vitae, and a writing sample (maximum 20 pages). Three (3) letters of recommendation are required and will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider automatically through our online application system at to https://www.wsujobs.com (Position #116039). Only electronic application materials will be processed.

Screening of application materials will begin October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be received no later than November 16, 2012 to be considered. WSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam era or disabled veterans, persons with a disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2 campus interviews scheduled for first week of February

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2013

Has anyone else noticed that this school is directly downwind from the Hanford nuclear site?

Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) - TT Asst./Junior Assoc. Professor, Contemporary American Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of English at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks an Assistant or Junior Associate Professor in Contemporary American Fiction to begin in fall term 2013. The fiction of the post-1945 period is the designated coverage area; additional emphases may include ethnic literatures, sexuality studies, queer theory, film and new media. Our new faculty member will be expected to produce significant scholarship while engaging in the work of teaching and advising students; the junior associate professorship carries the expectation of a record commensurate with a successful tenure case, which includes demonstrable accomplishment as well as promise of longevity in scholarly production. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester.

The application process occurs in two parts. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and dissertation précis or book description to our online application service, jobs.wustl.edu, and provide the reference job number of 24056. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by post to Professor Steven Meyer, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Box 1122, St. Louis, MO 63130. Interviews will be conducted at MLA in Boston in early January. Priority will be given to applications received by November 12, 2012, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

WUSTL HR Description

Deadline: November 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: writing sample 11/28 (x7)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 by phone

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: see below

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Heard second-hand from someone on the committee: over 300 apps. received for this position.

I would be THRILLED if there were fewer than 400 applications.

There were in fact approx. 280 applications for this position.

Any news on this? I'm sure they've already made campus visit calls, but can anyone confirm? (2/8) 

  • A: yes, 2 visits have been held, but search has not yet been completed. [second-hand info. 2/8]
  • the position remains open, and a 3rd campus visit has been scheduled for mid-March. [posted 3/17]

NOTE the following Postdoc Announcement, posted in MLA JIL 05/03/13: "One-year postdoctoral teaching 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 two courses 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, http://jobs.wustl.edu, and provide the reference job number of 25764. 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 application received by 20 May 2013. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire."

  • No hire was made for tenure-line job, but postdoc position for next year has been filled (early June). 

West Virginia University - TT Asst. Professor, Modern American Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Modern American Poetry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 2013. The successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to and potential for establishing and maintaining a strong record of excellence in research as evidenced by an active research agenda, conference papers and publications, as well as commitment to and potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load for research-active graduate faculty is two courses per semester. The ability to teach the survey of American Literature 1865 to present is required, as is the ability to teach effectively upper-division courses in 20th Century American literature, American Poetry, and Modern American Poetics.

The position begins August 16, 2013. For possible interviews at MLA, initial review will begin November 1, 2012; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of application and c.v. to: Timothy Sweet, Chair, American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, PO Box 6296, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296. We will request full dossiers and writing samples from selected candidates through November, so please don't send these materials at this time. Email applications consisting of a single PDF file can be sent to tsweet@wvu.edu

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.english.wvu.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x5 [posted Oct. 19]

Rejection (no interview): x5 (via email; 12/18; no mention of size of applicant pool)

Q: Did those who received the rejection email on 12/18 previously get a request for more materials?
A: Yes. (x3)

MLA interview scheduled:  via email 12/19 (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Materials were requested almost a month ago, but no word since. Did anyone hear anything after materials were requested?

Nope, haven't heard anything since (11/21)

They gave people two weeks to submit additional materials, so those people who submitted right at the deadline (11/1) and then received a request for more material may not have submitted their writing samples/teaching portfolios until 11/14 or so. I'd imagine the committee won't be contacting people about interviews until at least early December.

That's a good point--thanks. Out of curiosity--did anyone who applied not get the request for more materials?

I didin't get a request. Guess I'm out of the pool. Oh well, don't have much poetry in my CV.

I didn't get a request, either. And I do have lots of poetry in my CV, but am ABD. :( (12/3)

Anyone heard anything? [12/8] A: Nope, had materials request back in October, haven't heard anything (12/17)

Whitworth University (WA) - Asst. Professor [Full-Time Non-TT] - 19th-early 20th C. American Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

We are looking for a teacher-scholar in 19th- and early 20th-century American literature. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position eligible for promotion, professional leaves, and other faculty benefits. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in women's and gender studies. The ability to teach world literature or ethnic American literature will be a plus, as will interest in transnational approaches. 3-1-3 teaching load (3 courses in each regular semester and 1 course during a shortened January term): upper- and lower-division literature, two sections of freshman composition. Advising and participation in faculty governance expected. Salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in English or related field before August 2013; Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level; Evidence of the potential to make a scholarly contribution in area of specialization. For more information on this position and the application process, please visit our website; http://www.whitworth.edu/jobs .

Application Review Begins: Monday, October 08, 2012 . Position will remain open until filled. See full job announcement (PDF).

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype 11/2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2013

Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor, English Literature in 20/21 C - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of 20/21C English Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature intends to make one or more non-tenured (tenure-track) appointments in 20/21C literature beginning July 1, 2013. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: poetry, modernism, digital studies, and the English language in the era of globalization. Ph.D. by July 1, 2013 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a two-page dissertation abstract, at least three letters of recommendation, and a 25-page writing sample to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1818, directed to 20/21C English Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/29 x 4  What was requested, may I ask? A: Bunch of writing -- Diss / Book manuscript and recent articles

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

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/25

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term Appointments Edit

Colby College - VAP 20-21 c. Americanist - CANCELLEDEdit

Applications are invited for a one‑year sabbatical replacement, for the 2013‑2014 academic year, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, from candidates in the field of 20th/21st century American literature with specialization in one or more of the following areas: Chicana/o, U.S. Latina/o, Asian American or Native American literatures. Anticipated teaching assignments include an annual load of five (5) courses over two semesters, including one section of English composition, one introductory course in English studies, and three specialty courses in the major. Composition is a shared responsibility of all members of the department. High priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, publications, and completed Ph.D.



To apply, please send application materials as .pdf or .docx attachments, by no later than January 15, 2013, to Professor Katherine Stubbs, Search Committee Chair, americanistsearchvap@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests.
In order to accommodate highly talented candidates who are simultaneously seeking tenure‑track positions, we will interview on‑campus for this one‑year, non‑tenure‑track visiting assistant professorship beginning March 1, 2013. Short‑listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in February. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of the search in late spring.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

NOTES:

NOTE from Ethnic American page: "MLA post indicates that this search has been cancelled. (10/20)"

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

Colby College - VAP,  Multi-Ethnic American Lit.Edit

Applications are invited for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, for the 2013-2014 academic year, in multiethnic American Literature with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Native American, Latino/a, or Afro-Caribbean literature and culture. A five course teaching load, including two lower level intensive writing courses; introduction to literary theory and criticism; and one or two upper-level courses in the areas listed above. High priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, publications, and completed Ph.D. To apply, please send application materials as pdf attachments to Katherine Stubbs, Search Committee Chair, americanistsearchvap@colby.edu Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in April.

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted 3/14/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Visiting Position, 1yr. Full-Time, 19th-20th c. American Lit.Edit

Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty position for the 2013-2014 academic year specializing in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, to begin in August. 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 conference travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21414 . Questions may be addressed to Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross. 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/.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (http://www.cowc.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

MLA JIL 3/29/13

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2013

Drew University - 20th c. American Lit. (2 year appt. NTT) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

20th-century American Literature

Drew University, a selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside of New York City, seeks applications for a two-year, non-tenure-track appointment in twentieth-century American literatures, with a secondary specialization in African-American literatures. Courses include undergraduate survey courses in twentieth-century American literatures; intermediate and upper level courses in twentieth-century, contemporary American literatures and/or ethnic literatures, and optional MAT courses. Applicants must have PhD by fall of ’13, a record of teaching excellence, and demonstrated scholarly success. Salary competitive. Application review begins January 31, 2013. Submit cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation to Professor Wendy Kolmar, English Department, Drew University, Sitterly 107, Madison NJ 07940. Electronic files in PDF or Word format will be accepted and should be directed to HR0113-6@drew.edu. In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EO employer. In accordance with Homeland Security regulations, successful applicants must be able to legally work in the U.S.

MLA JIL 1/18/13

Deadline: review begins Jan. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 2/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

East Carolina University - Visiting Asst. Professor, Southern Lit. and/or 20th c. American Poetry - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu/english) is seeking to fill a non-tenure track, one-year (with the possibility of a continuing appointment for a second year) visiting assistant professor level position, specializing in Southern literature and/or 20th century American poetry, to begin August 12, 2013.

This position involves a partnership between the Department of English and Joyner Library's Manuscripts and Rare Books Department. The person hired will teach two classes per semester in composition, Southern literature, and/or 20th century American poetry, especially those writers represented in the Stuart Wright Collection (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/spcloll/stuartwrightcollection.cfm ).

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of contemporary scholarship and a well-defined research agenda related to materials in this collection The successful candidate will also be expected to involve their students in research within the collection. Appropriate service to the university, community and profession is expected.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution by August 2013 is required. All degrees should be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates for this position must complete online a candidate profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page research agenda, one-page teaching plan incorporating the Stuart Wright Collection, and an article-length writing sample. In addition, arrange for three current reference letters to be sent to: Jeffrey Johnson, Chair, Department of English, Mail Stop 555, Bate Building 2201, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Screening begins October 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcript required upon appointment.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): [From Southern 2013: "Phone Interview scheduled (not sure if they are doing MLA) [posted 12/10]"]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Southern 2013

Gettysburg College (PA) - 1 year Asst. Prof. - Contemporary American LiteratureEdit

The English Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year position in Contemporary American Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2013. As part of a 3/3 load, teaching opportunities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses. Candidates should have completed a PhD in English or be ABD by August 2013. The successful candidate will display a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, including three academic references, and writing sample addressed to Professor Christopher Fee, Chair, Department of English, Gettysburg College. Materials should be sent as an electronic submission to Linda Miller, Academic Assistant, at lmiller@gettysburg.edu. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by May 22, 2013.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, and disability.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):  6/4

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

James Madison University - 1 year VAP 20th c. American Lit.Edit

Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 20th Century American Literature. One-year appointment, to begin Fall 2013. Application reviewing date begins April 07, 2013.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in American Literature and introductory courses serving the General Education curriculum excluding freshman composition.

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred, but will consider strong ABD candidates. Candidates should have demonstrated success in teaching.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions: To apply for this position, candidates must complete the faculty profile and upload their cover letter, curriculum vita, dossier (Other Document #1) and a writing sample (Other Document #2) at: https://JobLink.jmu.edu.

Candidates must also send three letters of reference to Dr. Mark Parker, Dept. Head, Department of English, MSC 1801, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: April 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone understand how we are supposed to upload our own dossiers?
  • Has anyone heard anything from this search? (5/6)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - VAP (1 yr.) - 20th c. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution. TAMUCC (The Island University) is located on its own island surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities. Our colorful landscaping and plazas lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of our regional students, and our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in 20th century American Literature and experience in teaching modernism and postmodernism for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

Teach 4 courses per semester-sophomore literature, upper division literature, and possibly first year writing.

PhD required.

Job Duties: Apply online: https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. Application materials must include:

1. letter of application,

2. curriculum vitae,

3. copies graduate transcripts, and

4. three letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Michelle Harmon
Administrative Assistant
TAMU-CC
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5813
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

For more information about application submissions, contact Michelle Harmon at michelle.harmon@tamucc.edu. More information about the Department can be found at: http://cla.tamucc.edu/english.

Application materials must be received by April 5th.

Special Notices: Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: April 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 4/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 4/26

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/26

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Minnesota Duluth - 1 yr. Asst. Prof, American Lit.Edit

The Department of English at the University of Minnesota Duluth seeks applicants for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement in American literature, currently 6 courses per year, for the 2013-2014 academic year, beginning 26 August 2013.

Job duties and responsibilities include teaching upper and graduate-level American Literature, and lower-division courses in World Literature and Contemporary Literature. Essential Qualifications: PhD in English or Comparative Literature from a regionally accredited university in hand by 1 July 2013, and some teaching experience at the college level. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to teach post-1900 American Literature at an advanced level, and World Literature and Contemporary Literature at the lower division, at least two years of teaching experience at the university level, evidence of academic excellence, ability to teach post-1800 British Literature, and demonstrated ability to teach with attention to diversity.

The University of Minnesota Requires that you apply online for this position. For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, please visit https://employment.umn.edu/ and search for Job Requisition #184343. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning 27 May 2013. Please attach the following documents to application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of graduate course work, three letters of recommendation and evidence of successful college-level teaching. Letters of recommendation must be mailed to Dr. Krista Twu, Head, Department of English, 410 Humanities Bldg., 1201 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN 55812-3041 postmarked by May 27, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of South Carolina Beaufort - VAP, 1yr. - 19th-20th c. American Lit.Edit

Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern American Literature 

The University of South Carolina Beaufort invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship with possibility for renewal in 19th- and 20th-century American literature, beginning Fall 2013. We seek an energetic faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and university service. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load of freshman composition, sophomore-level surveys, and upper-division courses in transatlantic modernism and 19th- and 20th-century American literature. Salary will reflect the candidate’s training and experience.

Ph.D. or ABD (ABD = Instructor-level appointment) in English or related field.

Applicants must complete the Academic Personal Information form on-line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu and are required to submit a letter of application and a CV. Finalists will be required to submit three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and official transcripts.

Learn more about us at http://uscb.edu/english.

To apply, go to http://uscb.edu/employment.

USC Beaufort is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 3/29/13

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2013

Wagner University (NY) - VAP, 20th c. American / African American Lit.Edit

Visiting Assistant Professor of English - 20th-Century American and African American Literature

The English Department at Wagner College is seeking a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in 20th-Century American and African American Literature with strength in Multi-Ethnic American Literature and the ability to teach World Literature. The position is for the 2013-14 academic year. Courses for the fall will be World Literature, Contemporary Poetry and Southern Women Writers (teaching load is 3/3). Candidates with the PhD and teaching experience preferred, but ABD applicants (nearing defense) with teaching experience will also be considered.

For fullest consideration please e-mail your letter of application, CV and three letters of recommendation to Susan Bernardo, Chair, English Department at sbernard@wagner.edu by June 10th.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: June 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Whitman College (WA) - VAP, American Lit. 1920-present/Multi-Ethnic - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting position in American Literature with expertise in American Literature 1920-present and Multi-Ethnic American Literatures at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2013. Ph.D. required.

The successful candidate will offer introductory courses in English, including Introduction to Fiction and an Introductory Composition course. The candidate should also be able to offer a first-year literature course that will be cross-listed with our Race and Ethnic Studies Program. At a third-year level, the candidate will teach a course in American Literature 1920-the present and a literary theme course focused either on Multi-Ethnic Literatures or on a Contemporary American Literature genre or theme. The standard annual teaching load is five courses.

Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature". The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College's general education offerings as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

Deadline: Monday March 11th, 2013.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5/23 (email also stated offer had been accepted)

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on this search? (4/19)

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

York University (Toronto, Canada) - 2 year Sessional Assistant Professor - Fiction (Post-1945) Edit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20785

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a two-year Sessional Assistant Professor position teaching Fiction (Post-1945). The successful candidate will have a PhD in English, demonstrable expertise in Late-20th-Century and 21st-Century Fiction written in English, and experience teaching in this field at the university level. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly research in the field and be able to demonstrate considerable range in Post-1945 Fiction and its precursors from a variety of geographic regions. Facility with contemporary theory and digital humanities is preferred. She/he will be expected to teach introductory survey and upper-level courses and seminars in the field.

This contractually limited appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent. The start date for this position is July 1, 2013. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and three confidential letters of recommendation through Interfolio via the link above or by mail to Professor Jonathan Warren, Chair, Department of English, 208B Stong College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Please include a personal statement and a writing sample in your application package.

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:(x1, 2/21)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2013

  • Any news on this position? 

DEMOGRAPHICS Edit

ABD (early):

ABD and will defend this year: 13

Post Doc: 4

Have short-term gig (VAP, adjunct), looking for TT: 14

Unemployed PhD, looking for job: 1

Have TT position, looking for new one: 1

Tenured but hankering after greener pastures: 1

Lurker:

Search committee member:

Years on the Market Edit

First time on market: 14

Second year on the market: 8

Three or more years on market: 11

Primary area of research Edit

Fiction: 10

Drama:

Poetry: 7

Other: 3

Modernism: 5

pre-1945: 8

post-1945: 12

Is this page your primary/secondary/tertiary field?: 1st x 2, 2nd x1

MLA Interview Statistics Edit

4+ MLA interviews:3

2+ MLA interviews: 2

1 MLA interview: 3

0 MLA interviews with 15+ applications sent: 10

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