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Page for Academic Positions in 20-21st c. American Literature that begin in 2014.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Gardner-Webb University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor, Post-Civil War American Lit. (U.S.) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position starting August, 2014. PhD. in English with specialization in Post-Civil War American Literature (United States) is required; ABD candidates will be considered. Primary responsibilities include teaching literature and composition courses at the undergraduate level (four-four load), advising students, and serving on committees at various institutional levels. Interest in online and graduate-level teaching is desirable. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who can also teach African American and other multi-ethnic literatures and demonstrate an ability to work outside their areas of specialization.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, teaching philosophy (approx. 500 words), and the names and contact information of three references. Submit these to the link above. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled; for full consideration, application materials must be received by February 14, 2014.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Extended Campus with online offerings, to approximately 5,000 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Gardner-Webb maintains a policy of non-discrimination.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23911

MLA JIL 11/15/13

Deadline: Feb. 14, 2014

Acknowledgment received: Email received asking if I was still interested, followed by another email clarifying that this was not an interview request, but an attempt to know who was still interested. (2/10)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (set-up 2/16)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Loras College (IA) - TT Asst. Professor, Modern and Contemporary American Prose and Drama - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

POSITION SUMMARY: Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern and contemporary American prose and drama, with ability to teach modern and contemporary British prose and drama, beginning August 2014. Also includes teaching first-year writing and opportunity to design additional courses for an interdisciplinary general education curriculum. Teaching load is 4-3 or 3-1-3 with January-Term. Includes advising on Senior Literature Capstone projects and academic advising. Position exists within an English Program that offers majors in Literature and Creative Writing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. in English with specialty in modern and contemporary American prose and drama, with ability to teach modern and contemporary British prose and drama. Prior college teaching experience desirable.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.

DIVISION OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: The English Program consists of nine full-time faculty members, and is housed within the Language & Literature division consisting of twelve full-time faculty. The Language & Literature Divisions offers majors in English-Literature, English-Creative Writing, and Spanish.

THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839,LorasCollege is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution with preprofessional and career preparation and dedicated to high academic, ethical and moral standards. The student body consists of approximately 1,600 students, over 90 percent of who are full-time undergraduates. Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College.

THE COMMUNITY. Loras Colleges 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuques highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about three hours west of Chicago.Dubuques population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserveDubuques unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by February 1st will be given first consideration. For more information contact, Dr. Kevin Koch, Chair of Language & Literature, at kevin.koch@loras.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must go to: http://loras.iapplicants.com to apply. Please upload: your letter of applications and curriculum vitae using the UPLOAD resume feature. Letters of recommendation and additional materials may be requested at a later date.

AA/EOE. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Please visit http://www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview scheduled (2/7)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/27 (via email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Marshall University (WV) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. post-1865Edit

Title: Assistant Professor

English/ College of Liberal Arts

Type: Full-time, tenure eligible, Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Candidates with a required Ph. D., must have qualifications and expertise in American Literature since 1865 with particular focus on Modernist and Regional writing. Secondary experience and publication in creative writing is desirable.

Duties: We seek experience and/or expertise in teaching introductory and capstone courses for majors, as well as qualifications and willingness to teach from an interdisciplinary perspective. A record of scholarly productivity is expected (creative productivity is also desired) as well as focused research (and creative) agenda for the future. We seek candidates who will contribute to the University's general education curriculum with its emphasis on a common First Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance student's critical thinking as well as the College's support of interdisciplinary programs.

Application Procedure: Send letter of application that directly addresses teaching philosophy, current CV, a scholarly writing sample (no more than 20 pages), a sample of creative work, if pertinent (no more than 15 pages), and 2-3 sample syllabi for appropriate courses in one PDF file referencing Search 13236 to recruiting@marshall.edu. Three letters of recommendation that focus on teaching experience, scholarly/creative accomplishments and potential to contribute to program development, as well as official transcripts for all degrees held should be sent to Jane Hill, Professor and Chair, English Department, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755.

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin January 1 and continue until position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com (posted Jan. 28)

Deadline: Jan. 1 (review begins), although job not posted until late Jan....

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Anyone have news on this one? 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of English (fields incl. American Lit.)Edit

Sophia University (Japan) - Position (Open Rank) in Contemporary Literature, Culture, and MediaEdit

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - Pre-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Allegheny College - TT Assistant Professor of English, Contemporary Ethnic-U.S. Lit - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in contemporary ethnic-U.S. literatures with a secondary interest in film, cultural studies, or global literatures. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in introductory literature, mid-level and advanced-level seminars. Qualifications: Ph.D., college teaching experience, a promising record of publication, and a strong commitment to teaching. Teaching load is between 5.5 and 6 courses, depending on Senior Project advising. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship and professional development. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars.

Please submit letter of application and c.v. by e-mail no later than October 31st, 2013, to Christopher Bakken, Chair, Department of English at englishjobs@allegheny.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 11/5

Request for additional materials: 11/18 (x5 via email)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

  • From Ethnic American page: "MLA 12/12 x2 (by phone)"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

  • From Ethnic American page: "campus interviews scheduled by phone 1/16"

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2014

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California - TT Asst. Professor, Modern or Contemporary Dramatic Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Modern British 2014
  • From Modern British page: "Invitation for MLA interview x 3 (12/6)"
  • From Modern British page: "Campus interview scheduled: x 1 (1/15)"

City College of New York, CUNY - TT Asst. Professor, Global Modernism - MLA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • See full post at Anglophone 2014
  • From Anglophone page: "12/26 MLA interview scheduled by email."

Claremont McKenna College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Colby College (ME) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English (20th and 21st century Americanist, Multiethnic Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Ethnic American Lit. 2014
  • From Ethnic American page: "12/16 (Request for MLA Interview by phone)"
  • From Ethnic American page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/16 x 1"

Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor (American Fiction 1865-1945) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning fall 2014, in American Fiction 1865-1945. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes introductory courses in American literature and advanced courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits competitive. Please send letter of application, vita, dossier, and three letters of reference submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3260. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Chicago, January 9-12, 2013.

Colgate, a liberal arts college of 2,800 students, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff further the University’s educational mission. Women and applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

  • From Early American page: "MLA interview scheduled on 12/18"
  • x3 on 12/18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [NOTES on Early American page indicated campus interviews have been scheduled]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

College of William and Mary - Associate Prof. - New Media Ecologies (American Studies) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Studies 2014
  • From American Studies page: "Skype interview scheduled on 12/14 for mid-January."

Concordia University - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of English, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Poetics - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

We are seeking an outstanding researcher who will play a pivotal leadership role in cultivating interdisciplinary research in the areas of literature, media, philosophy, art history and the sciences, and stimulate investigations of innovative forms of poetic production and new ways of experiencing texts.

The ideal candidate will enhance the department’s recognized strength in the area of poetics in both our Academic and Creative streams, and will articulate and realize an exceptional, long-term research agenda that explores the intersection of literature and media with culture at large. Candidates of interest will have a doctorate in literary studies or a cognate field, an exemplary record of scholarly achievement and graduate supervision within the broad area of poetics, and will possess an established research agenda that explores how the profound changes in communication technologies have reshaped both the practice of poetry and poetics as a discipline. Potential research areas include: digital media and digital humanities; media poetics; the poetics of science and technology; ethnopoetics; ecopoetics; urban poetics; feminist poetics; queer poetics; and philosophy and aesthetics.

This position is directly linked to priority areas in Concordia University’s Strategic Research Plan (2013-18): http://vprgs.concordia.ca/programsandpolicies/researchstrategicplan/download/strategic_research_plan.pdf

The goal of the CRC program is to ensure that Canadian universities achieve the highest levels of research excellence to become world-class research centres in the global, knowledge-based economy. Concordia University’s academic culture celebrates research, creativity, and the transfer of knowledge in many ways that are ideal for today’s innovation driven society. The strategic deployment of CRCs is an integral part of Concordia’s overall plan to promote and develop its research enterprise.

In order to successfully compete for a CRC award, candidates are expected to have an outstanding and innovative research program, and the ability to attract excellent graduate students. Tier II CRCs will be exceptional emerging researchers who at an early phase of their careers (i.e. within 10 years of completing their PhD) have demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile and the potential to be leaders in their field.

Tier II CRCs are awarded for five years and are renewable once. These positions offer an attractive salary, an annual research stipend, reduced teaching loads, and the opportunity to apply for start-up infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF).

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement outlining academic experience and domains of expertise for academic supervision, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, a detailed five-year research plan appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference, one of which speaks to the candidate’s academic training and skills sent directly to: Dr. Jill Didur, Chair, Department of English, Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8. chair.engl.fas@concordia.ca. http://english.concordia.ca/

The successful candidate for the CRC position in Poetics will, in the first instance, be offered an unconditional tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as appropriate. The candidate will then be required to work with the Department and the University to prepare the formal CRC nomination according to the CRC program guidelines. The University will submit the nomination to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity.

This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach the department no later than November 1, 2013. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Jill Didur, Chair, Department of English, chair.engl.fas@concordia.ca. For additional information, please visit our website at http://artsandscience.concordia.ca/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

any updates here? has anyone been contacted? I received a confirmation of application message, but subsequent queries have gone unanswered (12/27)

The March 7 event looks like a possible fit: http://english.concordia.ca/announcements/

Also posted at Modern British 2014 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2014

Florida Atlantic University, Honors College - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open page: "Invitation to Skype 12.16 x2"

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, 20th c. American Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College seeks a specialist in 20th-Century American narrative fiction for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We especially invite applications from those with interest and experience in teaching American ethnic literary traditions, particularly Latino/a literature, and/or with interest in new media. PhD required by time of appointment. Teaching load is 5 courses per year. Appointment begins July 1, 2014. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and short writing sample (no more than 20 pgs), and a statement of teaching philosophy to Interfolio at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/22332. Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Address inquiries and questions to Steven Yao, Chair, English and Creative Writing Department, Hamilton College. Applications accepted until November 7, 2013. We will be interviewing at MLA. Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: November 7, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/7 x1 (automated)

Request for additional materials: 11/22 - requested recommendation letters (x4, via Interfolio); 11/25 - same request x3

Rejection (no interview): 12/11 (via interfolio, after request for additional materials)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/10 e-mail scheduling MLA interview (following earlier request for materials) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): rejection after MLA interview via email, noted that campus interviews have been scheduled (1/22)

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [know someone who has a campus visit scheduled here (1/23)]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Was the acknowledgment from Hamilton or just Interfolio?

  • Interfolio.

Harvard University - Tenured Prof. - 20th c. American Prose FictionEdit

Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Department of English seeks to make a senior appointment, at the level of tenured Professor, in the field of 20th-century American literature, especially prose fiction. The appointment is expected to begin on 1 July 2014, though this date is subject to negotiation. Teaching duties will include four courses a year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are required to have a doctorate. Only scholars with a record of exceptional achievement and an established international reputation should apply. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership, impact on the field, and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community. Candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae through the ARIES Portal at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu applications will be reviewed beginning September 13, 2013. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Contact Information: 20th-Century American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. Contact Email: Sean McCreery, mccreery@fas.harvard.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Sept. 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Indiana University Kokomo - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open: "MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULED 12/18 (x3) by email, stated 20 minute interview: seems short, they must be doing a lot of them."
  • From American Open page: "2/12/ Offer Accepted"

Lawrence Technological University - TT Asst. Professor, American or World Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • From Generalist page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/24 phone call scheduling skype interview (x2)"

Marymount University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open: "MLA Interview Scheduled (12/13)"

Missouri Southern State University - Full-Time Position, Specialist in American Literature after 1865 (Non-TT) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): request for phone interview (02/03)"

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit . - OFFER MADEEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open: " Skype 9/12/13 (x2)"
  • From American Open page: "Offer made: 2/13"

Rider University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open page: " MLA x1 12/11"
  • From American Open: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/30 by phone"

Sacred Heart University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor ("Modern American" Lit.) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences English Department has initiated a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. The English faculty at Sacred Heart is dedicated to the ideal of providing a solid, well-balanced curriculum for our majors. Thus the curriculum balances theory and practice, oral and written communication, and a common core with concentration in special areas of interest. We seek to share our love of the written and spoken word while at the same time preparing students for professional life upon graduation from the University.

Our goals include:

Coordinating our curriculum with the University's mission
Continually developing our teaching ability
Remaining current in our discipline
Creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation
Focusing on each student as a unique human being

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in modern American Literature, excellent teaching skills and references, good scholarly accomplishment and prospects, and ability to work outside her or his area of specialization. A significant part of the 4/4 teaching load will consist of teaching service courses, including our First Year Seminars and our Common Core offering, "The Human Journey through Literature."

Applicants should submit electronic applications only of C.V. and cover letter to info.english@sacredheart.edu.

Deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anybody know what's happening with this search?  Are they doing MLA interviews?
  • They do not do MLA interviews. 
  • Q. Any news on this position? A. I haven't heard anything (1/31).
  • I will be finding out the status here sometime next week. 
  • Given that you (the writer above) are writing this from CT, does this mean you are affiliated with the search and/or the dpt?
  • Any news since the Skype interviews? (4/30)

Saint Joseph’s University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, Modern American Lit. (1915-1960) - SEARCH POSTPONEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English, Modern American literature Pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, the Department of English at Saint Joseph’s University invites applications for a newly authorized tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Modern American literature (1915-1960), with specialty in the major fiction writers of that period. Expertise in secondary areas welcomed: fields open. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in specialty and introductory composition and literature courses. There may also be occasional opportunities to teach in our graduate writing program and in our evening program. Course load is 3/3. For further information about the department, please visit our website at http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/cas/english/.

Applicants should demonstrate dedication to teaching as well as commitment to scholarship. Ph.D. in hand by August 2014.

In order to be considered for the position, all candidates must apply online. Beginning November 11, please log on to the Saint Joseph’s University Human Resource website using the following link: https://jobs.sju.edu/. Click on Employment and follow the instructions. Applications must include (1) a curriculum vitae, which should provide the names of 3 references with complete contact information (e.g., address, phone, and email) and (2) a letter outlining scholarly achievements in specialty (including dissertation), other research interests and plans, and teaching experience and philosophy. Please do not send hard copies of documents. Dossiers and writing samples will be requested after initial screening. For best consideration, all materials should be submitted by 2 December 2013. Applications submitted after 9 December 2013 will not be considered. We will interview selected candidates at the MLA Conference in Chicago. The search chair is Dr. Richard Fusco, Department of English (fusco@sju.edu).

Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make positive contributions to it. Saint Joseph's University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23746

MLA JIL 11/1/30

Deadline: for best consideration, 2 Dec. 2013

NOTES:

11/15: *search postponed*-- this from the chair of the search committee: "First, on behalf of Saint Joseph’s University and the English department, let me apologize to you for all inconveniences. Because of new revelations regarding the current status of university finances, the dean, the provost, and several administrative offices have withdrawn their promised authorization for the American literature search. While they have not canceled the search as of yet, their actions have, in effect, forestalled our ability to proceed. Thus, the SJU Human Resources department could not post the position and set up its site to receive applications. Unfortunately, we were not informed of this situation until Tuesday the 12th. Our department chair, Dr. Peter Norberg, has already rewritten our advertisement in the MLA jobs list to reflect these changes."

NOTE as well [from 11/15 MLA JIL]: "Due to administrative delays, this position has not yet been authorized for posting on our Human Resources website as of 12 November 2013. We will repost the position as soon as it is authorized. The search chair is Dr. Richard Fusco, Department of English (fusco@sju.edu)."

Saint Mary’s College (IN) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

St. Lawrence University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in modern and contemporary American literature (twentieth-century through present). Facility in contemporary British literature and in narratology/narrative theory is also desirable. The successful candidate will offer introductory surveys and upper division courses in these subject areas, as well as the departments research methods/theory course. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. Position begins August 2014.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Please send a letter of application, a CV, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Modern and Contemporary American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Richardson Hall, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/25; 11/26 (by mail, with request for EEO info) x5

Request for additional materials: 11/22 - could you specify which materials were requested? Thx! A: Teaching philosophy and letters of rec (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): e-mail request to schedule MLA interview (following materials request a few weeks ago) [posted 12/9] x2 (12/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/21 by email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

SUNY Cortland - TT Assistant Professor in Contemporary American Literature and Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor Contemporary American Literature and Culture, English Department, SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Contemporary American Literature and Culture

APPOINTMENT DATE: 09-01-2014

SALARY: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 3-3 teaching load includes introductory, advanced, and graduate courses as well as American literature survey. Scholarship, student advisement, and service to the College and community are also expected.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph. D. by the time of appointment with specialization in contemporary American literature; Record of teaching excellence; Evidence of scholarly potential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Additional competence in literary theory, film studies, or digital humanities.

THE DEPARTMENT: The English Department at SUNY Cortland offers three distinct majors to our undergraduate students: Liberal Arts English, Secondary Education/English and Professional Writing. Graduate programs include the MA in English and the MAT and MSEd in English Education. With typically small classes (20-30 students in undergraduate courses; 15 in graduate courses), the department gives faculty and students a convivial and relaxed atmosphere in which to work.

THE COLLEGE: The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Professional Studies. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For a detailed job description or to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu. Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 1 (10/13 via online application system)

Request for additional materials: 11/22 (x3), request for writing sample and letters of recommendation (via e-mail)

Rejection (no interview): Rejection received 3/4 x1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/18 MLA scheduled by phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview):  Rejection received early February x1

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [second-hand: know someone who was asked for campus visit here, sometime late Jan. (don't have exact date, sorry)]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything about this?
  • I called today, 12/17. They said they're making calls to invite people to MLA tomorrow. Good luck, all!
  • Faculty vote monday
  • .

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - TT Asst. Professor, 20th c. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature with an emphasis in 20th-Century American Literature and Culture.

All candidates must have a PhD in English or American Studies at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching courses in American Modernism and experience in teaching blended or online courses are preferred. Possible secondary areas include transnational studies, the novel, and / or film and literature.

Job Duties: As a new hire with a 3/3 teaching assignment (and active research agenda), he/she will be expected to teach English courses in the University Core Curriculum (sophomore literature survey classes or first-year writing classes), upper-division major courses, and graduate courses in the master's program. Teaching schedule may involve night, weekend, and electronic course delivery.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. A completed application file will include: A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching and research philosophy, A curriculum vitae, A copy of academic transcripts, A list of three references including name, title, phone number, and email address. (Finalists may be required to submit three letters of recommendation.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 31, 2013. Applications received by November 15, 2013 will receive priority consideration.

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15 (priority consideration)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: (x3) sample, letters and recs 11/22

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): skype (11/22) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: late January.

Offer accepted: late January.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of British Columbia - TT Asst. Prof. - Modernism - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Modernism. We would welcome expertise in sexuality studies and / or in science and technology studies. Applicants must have a PhD (or be near completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an example of their published research. Applications must be submitted on-line at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16186 by October 31, 2013. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca

Position start date: July 1, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: http://www.english.ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Position Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • From Modern British page: "Offer accepted: February 10, 2014"

NOTES:

I called today and they said they are just getting started with the review, people will probably hear next week at the EARLIEST. [posted 2 Dec.]

Also posted at Modern British 2014

University of California, Berkeley - TT Asst. Professor of Comp. Lit and English, Comparative Modernisms - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

University of California, Santa Barbara - Open Rank, American Lit. and Environment - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Literature: Area of Specialization: Literature and Environment. Description: We invite applications from candidates who specialize in American Literature, and we are particularly interested in those who focus on the intersections of literature and the environment. The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses in literature and contribute to the department's collaborative research and teaching centers and initiatives, especially the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and the Literature and Environment specialization. Please visit the University of California Santa Barbara English website for further information on our department's ongoing initiatives. Position effective from July 1, 2014. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment.

Instructions: To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by October 18, 2013. Please submit your letter of application, CV, writing sample (25pp or less), and 3 letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00188. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

  • From Early American page: "MLA Interview 12/15 x2"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Environmental 2014, American Open 2014 and  Early American 2014

University of Geneva (Switzerland) - Full or Associate Professor in Modern English Literature (19th-20th c.)Edit

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - TT Asst. Professor, American Literature since 1900 - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor American Literature.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY: UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

ROLE of the POSITION: The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is seeking applicants with a specialization in American literature since 1900 for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position available Fall 2014. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, and serving on committees at various institutional levels.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college or university in English and an evident dedication to teaching and publication are required. Persons who are members of underrepresented groups or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

SALARY RANGE: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on November 15, 2013, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Professor Darlene Unrue, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of North Dakota - TT Asst. Professor, Twentieth-Century American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of North Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in twentieth-century American Literature. Strong secondary field preferred; we are especially interested in candidates with strengths in new media or digital work. Ph.D. or equivalent degree expected by time of appointment, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and a potential for strong research and publication in relevant fields. Our normal teaching load is two courses a semester. We are a thriving, active department with B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs in a university of 14,000 students. Our annual Writers Conference has featured 32 Pulitzer Prize and four Nobel Prize recipients, and has brought Tony Kushner, Jane Smiley, Junot Díaz, and Jamaica Kincaid to the UND campus (see www.undwritersconference.org). Our department houses the North Dakota Quarterly and Floodwall, a recently founded student literary journal. Applicants should submit letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at the link above, or send to Eric A. Wolfe, Chair, Department of English, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7209, or by email to kristin.ellwanger@und.edu. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 27, 2013. The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. North Dakota veterans’ preference does not apply to this position.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23764

MLA JIL 11/1/13

Deadline: Nov. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/14 x3; 11/19 x2, request for writing sample and letters of recommendation (they must be making rolling requests) x3; 12/09, request for more materials

  • What exactly did they request from you? The email I received from the administrative assistant said the review wouldn't begin until after the 27th. I was asked to fill out the Affirmative Action form. Is this what you are referring to?
  • 11/15: No--they have requested a writing sample and letters of recommendation.

Rejection (no interview): 12/30 via e-mail 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled via email (12/31) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): email rejection 1/08

Campus interview scheduled: campus interviews scheduled 1/25

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/27

Offer accepted: 3/4

NOTES:

Does anyone have more information on this search? It seems they are requesting materials before the deadline..

  • I applied on 11/23, through their Interfolio link, and never received a confirmation from the department or an EEO form. From the post above, it seems like others have. Not sure what's going on here.
  • Check with the school to make sure they received it. Interfolio has admitted that the applications they email are getting caught in school spam filters, and they have nothing in place (no ping back/confirmation, nothing) to check on it, so they have no idea how many. (The CEO suggests that this is completely not their fault, despite being a dossier delivery service that guarantees delivery, and has suggested they don't plan to do anything about it. Worth noting, folks.) If this was an email rather than upload application, Interfolio may be responsible for its being lost (and even possibly not considered). Also, highly suggested that you directly confirm with schools all emails sent through Interfolio if you do not receive a confirmation from the school itself in a reasonable amount of time.

Have interviews been scheduled for this position?

  • A few days ago, I wrote to check on the status of the search.  The department's administrative assistant replied that the committee will be meeting on or around 12/30 to select finalists, and will not be interviewing at MLA.  Notification in the first few weeks of January. 
  • received very friendly warm email 12/30 letting us know that they will be making decisions in first week of January and scheduling Skype interviews for third week (after mla). Note this was after RFAM.

University of San Francisco - TT Asst. Professor, 19th-20th c. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in American literature at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2014.

Job Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate literature courses in the Core (general education) and the English major. Candidates should be able to teach an American literature survey and develop upper-division classes in both 19th and 20th century American literature.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in English or related field at time of appointment, demonstrated expertise in teaching American literature, and evidence of strong scholarly activity. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in 19th and 20th century American fiction.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://www.usfjobs.com

Chronicle

From USF job link (https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/7845):

Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae, electronically in PDF format. Applications must be received by November 4. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier; we will interview a short list at MLA. Applications should be uploaded electronically to https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search/. Any inquiries can be addressed to americanlitsearch@usfca.edu.

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/26 - requested writing sample, recommendations, transcripts, sample syllabi, and teaching evals (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

  • From Early American page: "MLA (12/12) x2"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • From Early American page: "scheduled via phone [posted 1/16]"

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • FROM Early American page: "Offer accepted: 3/17"

NOTES:

12/11: Has anyone heard anything since the request for additional materials?

  • A: Nothing yet my way.

Also posted at Early American 2014

University of South Carolina - TT Asst. Professor, Global Contemporary Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

University of Texas at Brownsville - Asst. Professor, Contemporary American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English

Position Number: FY 14-35

Reports to: Chairperson of the English Department

Scope: Specialist in Contemporary American literature with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: postcolonial literature, border studies, or comparative literature.

This is a security-sensitive position subject to Texas Education Code 51.215 which allows the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Skills/Abilities: Experience and training teaching composition, and ability or experience with diverse student populations.

Education: Ph.D. preferred. Candidates close to degree completion, A.B.D. will be considered and are encouraged to apply; however, appointment to Assistant Professor is contingent upon completion of the degree by Fall 2014.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent upon funding.

Application Procedure: Download and complete a faculty application at http://www.utb.edu/ba/hr/employment. Submit curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for five references. Submit application materials to: Office of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Brownsville, 451 East Alton Gloor - Brownsville, Texas 78526. (956) 882-8205 – Fax (956) 882-7476

http://www.utb.edu/ba/hr/employment/pages/faculty.aspx#cla

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/22/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): x1 (Phone) [posted 1/23]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Texas, San Antonio - TT Asst. Professor of Twentieth-Century American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22402

The UTSA Department of English seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2014. Required qualifications: Demonstrated expertise in twentieth-century American literatures. Ph.D. in English or related field by August 2014. Preferred qualifications: 1) Focus in twentieth-century American literary modernism; 2) Ability to contribute to multiple degree programs, including a Ph.D. program which offers students opportunities for advanced study and research in cross-cultural, transnational approaches to English language and literary studies; 3) Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness and research potential. Teaching load for the first year is 2/2 and 3/2 thereafter (until tenure) with the expectation of strong, ongoing research productivity. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Application materials must include a cover letter, c.v., a writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation. Send materials to the American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0643. All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be postmarked by November 4, 2013. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received: 11/04, 11/5 (x2), 11/11

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (via email, no materials request); 12/16

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled by phone 12/3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview scheduled by phone [posted 1/17]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/13

NOTES:

What does it mean if you have been neither rejected nor invited for an interview?

  • It can mean that you are toward the top of the program's list, but not one of the very few invited for an interview. Some programs keep a group of second-string players on the bench. If a few candidates decline the interview, you might be contacted. Or it could mean your email address was entered into the bulk rejection email incorrectly or any number of other clerical issues. 

University of Washington Tacoma - TT Asst. Professor (19th-20th c. American Lit.) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research and teaching address 19th and 20th Century American Literature. An expertise in Environmental Literature and/or Regional Literature is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse student populations, involve students in faculty research, and integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning

The position primarily contributes to majors in 1) Arts, Media and Culture; 2) American Studies; and 3) Writing Studies, and also supports other interdisciplinary majors and concentrations at UW Tacoma. The position begins September 16, 2014, requires an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in English, Comparative Literature, or related field with an emphasis in American Literature at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding. A candidate in the final stages of his/her dissertation would be appointed on an acting basis.

IAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. One of three University of Washington campuses, UW Tacoma is located in new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and serves students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound region. The South Sound is a beautiful place to live with outstanding opportunities for both cultural and recreational activities. It also has vibrant business and nonprofit communities including organizations like the world-renowned Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, RealNetworks, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, the Port of Tacoma, and more. For more information on UW Tacoma, visit our website at https://www.tacoma.uw.edu.

To apply, please submit:

  • letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, your teaching experience, and previous activities mentoring minorities and/or advancing minorities, women, or members of other under-represented groups,
  • curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  • statement of your teaching philosophy,
  • an article-length writing sample,
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  • three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2886.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Joe Sharkey, search chair, at iasamlit@uw.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:nothing - no acknowledgment or reject or anything - nice. <--x2 (which might be less annoying had they not required everything shy of blood work for the initial application)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/25 phone interview scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview)

  • I don't understand... did you get an interview, then a rejection? Or is that not the case?
  • I had a phone interview at the beginning of December and was told the committee would decide in 2-3 weeks.  Have heard nothing back (2/4; still nothing 2/22...). Yes, I realize the below point.  I was being snotty about the "We'll be in touch in 2-3 weeks..." then nothing.  The past several times I have interviewed over the phone or at MLA, I have heard nothing back, ever.  I am discouraged by the basic lack of professionalism on the part of search committees, which may be structural, but is still frustrating. Still have not heard back from Tacoma after the phone interview--6/7.  Never received a rejection.
  • I didn't get an interview here, but in my experience, after you've interviewed with a school, a brief email to the search committee chair checking on the status of the search typically is met with a quick response and full disclosure (something along the lines of "While our search is not yet complete and is very much still open, we have invited a list of finalists to campus"). It might put your mind at ease to know for sure one way or the other. Often (exceptions abound, obviously), schools don't let you know if you weren't chosen to come to campus until the offer has been accepted and signed on the dotted line--HR rules and such.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2014

Valparaiso University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor, Modern/ Contemporary Multicultural Literature and Drama - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Anglophone 2013
  • From Anglophone page: "12/9 (MLA) x2"
  • From Anglophone page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/17"

Yale University - TT Assistant Professor of 20/21C Literature in English - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature intends to make one tenure-track appointment in 20/21C literature beginning July 1, 2014. We welcome applications from scholars working in the full diversity of British, American, and world Anglophone literature. Ph.D. by July 1, 2014 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, 2013.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: the whole dissertation (12/5), x2

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: job talks are listed on the English department website. [posted 1/27]: http://english.yale.edu/

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2014

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

BNU-HKBU United International College (China) - Associate Prof./Assistant Prof. in Contemporary English Language and Literature [Non-TT, 2 yr. initial contract]Edit

BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC), located in Zhuhai and founded jointly by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University, is the first full-scale collaboration between academic institutions from mainland China and Hong Kong. Based on a holistic development approach, UIC aims to produce graduates with an international perspective, who are fluent in both English and Chinese, and who have knowledge and experience of China, Hong Kong and the world at large.

UIC started operation in October 2005 and offers undergraduate courses in three academic divisions: Business & Management, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Science & Technology. The College offers subjects in liberal studies for all students and the medium of instruction is English. The college now invites applications for the following positions which are expected to be filled in September 2014.

Professor/Associate Prof./Assistant Prof. in Contemporary English Language and Literature (UIC131009/14-15)
Applicants who are able to teach Advanced English literature and composition, and course in areas of specialization are welcome.

All applicants to the above posts should hold a PhD degree or a Master degree with extensive working experience in a related discipline and should be committed to excellence in teaching and undergraduate education. Research interests and experience are desirable.

Appointment Terms: Appointment to these positions will initially be made on a fixed-term contract of two years. Commencing salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical insurance and/or housing allowance subjected to different level of positions. Re-appointment after the first contract is subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedures: Please send your application by email to recruit@uic.edu.hk. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and completed Job Application Form downloadable from http://uic.edu.hk/en/hr/jobs. Please indicate post being applied for, field, level (if applicable) and reference number. The College reserves the right not to fill the positions, or to extend the search until suitable candidates are found or to make an appointment by invitation.

Closing Date of Application: 6th December, 2013

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Jenks Chair in Contemporary American LettersEdit

DePaul University (IL) - Visiting Asst. Professor, post-1900 American Lit.Edit

Position Description: The English Department at DePaul University invites applications for one full-time non-tenure-track position in post-1900 American literature for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is a one-year position and carries a teaching load of three courses per quarter. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in American literature in the Department's undergraduate Literary Studies major, as well as general education literature courses for non majors in the university's Liberal Studies Program. A secondary specialty in African American literature, world Anglophone literature, or ethnic studies is welcome. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position carries full benefits.

We seek a candidate with a strong record of scholarship, demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a PhD in hand. The DePaul Department of English offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in literature and creative writing to more than 400 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students in two master's programs. The successful candidate will have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds and sensitivity to the educational goals of an urban multicultural student population. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding community, and we encourage applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically under-represented groups.

To apply, please electronically submit a letter of application, CV, names and email contacts for three references, and unofficial or official graduate transcripts. All application materials must be submitted online. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue through July 21st, 2014.

LINK TO APPLY: http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51150

HERC

Deadline: July 21 NOTE: Ad at Chronicle extends deadline to July 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lewis and Clark College (OR) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (post-1900 Modern American Lit.)Edit

The Lewis and Clark College Department of English invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in post-1900 Modern American Literature. Candidates should have in hand or be about to complete the Ph.D. Teaching load is five classes per academic year and may include introductory literature courses, a sophomore-level survey of colonial through modern American literature, and upper-level surveys from 1900 to the present. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via videoconference. Applicants should send: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests in American literature; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) three letters of recommendation, uploaded separately by the referees. All materials should be addressed to Kurt Fosso, Chair, and must be submitted via http://apply.interfolio.com/24526 . Click “Apply” to create your free account. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 15. Lewis & Clark College, located in Portland OR, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College will conduct background checks on the finalists for the position.

MLA JIL 02/28/14

http://apply.interfolio.com/24526

Deadline: April 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5.19 (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any movement?

Merrimack College (MA) - Asst. Professor (1 yr.), Contemporary Lit.Edit

Assistant Professor of Contemporary Literataure

Founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack College is a private, selective college located just minutes from Boston in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Overview: The Department of English seeks a one-year, full-time, replacement position at the rank of assistant professor in contemporary literature with a secondary specialization in film studies, including film history, theory, and criticism. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in contemporary literature and film as well as first-year composition. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

Qualifications: We seek an experienced teacher and scholar with a Ph.D. in contemporary literature in hand.

To Apply: Please send letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae to Steven Scherwatzky, Chair, English Department, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

http://apply.interfolio.com/24512

MLA JIL 02/21/14

Deadline:

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Rejection (no interview): 4/15 rejection note saying search over

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Also posted at Modern British 2014

Rhodes College (TN) - Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature  (2 yr. Appt. - 20-21 c.)Edit

The Department of English at Rhodes College invites applications for a two-year full-time sabbatical replacement beginning August 2014. The successful candidate should have a completed Ph.D., with a specialization in 20th/21st Century U.S. Literature. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarly and pedagogical expertise includes U.S. multiethnic literatures. Courses will include first-year writing seminars and both intermediate and advanced literature classes, with an opportunity to design or modify courses at all levels. The successful candidate will have financial support for travel related to scholarship and professional development. Teaching load is 3/3. Review of applications will begin March 31 and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu. Completed applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching experience (i.e., course descriptions, syllabi), and three letters of recommendation. For additional information contact: Prof. Marshall Boswell, Chair, Department of English, Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. Rhodes aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. Rhodes encourages applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 18th largest metropolitan area. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. Read more about Memphis. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24532

MLA JIL 02/28/14

Deadline: March 31 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview): 5/16

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University of Louisville - VAP in Literature (3 Positions)Edit

Position Description: Assistant Professors (term), University of Louisville, Fall 2014

The Department of English invites applications for three Visiting Assistant Professor positions in literature to begin Fall 2014. All positions are for one year with the possibility of renewal for a further year. Preference given to those holding a Ph.D. at time of appointment. Areas of need include, but are not limited to: 20th century and contemporary literature and culture; pre-1900 American literature. Teaching load will be 4/4; salary competitive.

Send letter and c.v. to Professor Glynis Ridley, Chair, Department of English, by email to vpsearch@louisville.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation should not be sent at this stage. Applications must be received by midnight, May 30, 2014. Additionally, you must apply online using instructions below. If you have trouble with the online application, please email Sherry McCroskey at sherry.mccroskey@louisville.edu or phone 502-852-0506.

Faculty/Administrator: To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below, then click on the "Apply Now" button on that page. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. You must submit your application by midnight of the application deadline. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.

NOTE: Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Online App. Form

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Deadline: May 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: writing sample & 3 letters (5/22)

Rejection (no interview):

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Also posted at Early American 2014, Modern British 2014 and Generalist 2014

Wabash College (IN) - VAP in Fiction Writing and 20th c. American Lit. (1 yr. appt.) - AWP INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Wabash College invites applications for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement with specializations in 20th century American Literature and Fiction Writing to start July 1, 2014. Terminal degree (PhD or MFA) and publications required. Very competitive salary and generous support for professional development. The successful candidate will combine a strong research/creative writing agenda with a lively interest in pedagogy and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. As part of a 3-3 load, teaching opportunities will include interdisciplinary general education courses.

Applications should include cover letter, c.v., undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s interest in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 17, 2014. Select candidates will be interviewed at the AWP Conference in Seattle. Application by electronic submission to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/24120. Inquiries may be directed to Administrative Assistant Violet Mayberry (mayberrv@wabash.edu) or Professor Warren Rosenberg (rosenbew@wabash.edu).

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful diversity experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a multicultural global world. We welcome applications from persons of all background. EOE.

MLA JIL 12/20/13

Deadline: Jan. 17

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Also posted at CreativeWriting 2014

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary American FictionEdit

English, 1 Brookings Dr, Campus Box 1122, St Louis, MO 63130

http://wustl.edu   

Postdoctoral Fellowship

One-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Contemporary American Fiction. 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.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24940

MLA JIL 04/25/14

Deadline: Interfolio link closes May 28, 2014

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DEMOGRAPHICS Edit

ABD (early):

ABD and will defend this year: 3

Post Doc: 1

Have short-term gig (VAP, adjunct), looking for TT: 8

Unemployed PhD, looking for job:

Have TT position, looking for new one:2

Tenured but hankering after greener pastures: 1

Lurker:

Search committee member:

Years on the Market Edit

First time on market: 2

Second year on the market: 4

Three or more years on market: 9

Primary area of research Edit

Fiction: 3

Drama: 2

Poetry: 2

Other:

Modernism: 2

pre-1945: 2

post-1945: 7

MLA Interview Statistics Edit

4+ MLA interviews:2

2+ MLA interviews: 3

1 MLA interview: 2

0 MLA interviews with 15+ applications sent: 6

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