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See also English Literature 2014-2015 and American Studies 2015

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Appalachian State University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature Appalachian SU Department of English, PO Box 32052, 200 Sanford Hall, Boone NC 28608

http://www.english.appstate.edu

The Department of English at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature at the rank of assistant professor to start July 31, 2015, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and academic service. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program and teach a 3/3 load including sophomore American Literature surveys, upper-division courses in American Literature for majors, and specialized graduate seminars.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English, or closely related field, and evidence of successful teaching are required. Evidence of scholarly publication or activity is desirable. We especially welcome candidates with auxiliary interests in one or more of the following areas: film, theory, digital humanities, disability studies, and ecocriticism.

To ensure full consideration, please send only a letter of application and CV electronically to James Burniston at burnistonjc@appstate.edu. The deadline for applications is October 27, 2014. Only electronic applications will be considered. We will be interviewing at the MLA convention in Vancouver and by telephone for candidates who are not able to attend the MLA.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest's top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report's list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at: http://www.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at burnistonjc@appstate.edu. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/academic-affairs.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 27

Acknowledgment received: 10/29

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/3/15

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

Baylor University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in Modern American Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

Modern American Poetry, tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall 2015. The Department of English seeks a dynamic scholar to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Primary expertise should be in modern American poetry, but the successful candidate should be conversant in more than one genre, with the preferred secondary genre being drama. The candidate should be an active scholar-teacher, with the Ph.D in hand at the start of the appointment.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 October 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be completed by 1 November 2014. Applications should include a letter of application, CV, official transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation. Send to Dr. Dianna Vitanza; Chair, Department of English; One Bear Place #97404; Baylor University; Waco, Texas 76798- 7404. After a review of applications, selected candidates will be contacted to schedule MLA interview. Or you may send the materials electronically to Julie_Sherrod@baylor.edu

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti- discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26453

MLA JIL 09-12-14

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/24 

Request for additional materials: 11/24 (By post, request for future research/professional goals description and personal reflection) 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/6 MLA

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/3

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES

  • 1/25: has anyone heard anything since MLA interviews?
  • 5/15: Did this search fail?

Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor, Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics - OFFER MADEEdit

English: Brown University, Department of English.Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.Assistant professor; tenure track; four-year renewable position. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching.Please send letter of application, c.v.,dissertation abstract, and dossier (3 letters of recommendation).Ph.D. to be completed by June 2015. Applicants must apply online to: http://apply.interfolio.com/26366. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2014. Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/11 (writing sample) x6

Rejection (no interview): 12/9 x2, 12/11 x2 (after request for writing sample)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/11

Rejection (after campus interview): 1/13 (email)

Offer made: 03/05

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Modern British 2015
  • what is the 4 year renewable thing about?  Do they actually have a tenure line?  
  • [Search committee member here: the position is tenure track, and per standard procedure the successful candidate will have an initial four year contract renewable for another four years depending on satisfactory progress towards tenure. 10/19]
  • If we didn't get a rejection, does it imply interview? Sure we'll find out soon, but asking that question feels productive for some reason.
  • Was the interview scheduled by phone/email? I haven't heard anything either way since I sent in additional materials. x3
  • Possibly they are rejecting/interviewing as they work through writing samples, so we'll hear on a rolling basis? Does that ever happen?

Franklin College (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Multiple Positions; fields incl. American Modernism) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Howard University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor, late 19th-early 20th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in American literature beginning Fall 2015. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in hand, at least one publication in the field, and a strong record of research and teaching in late 19th and/or early 20th century American literature. Ability to teach critical theory is also welcome. All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system by deadline: a current cv, a letter of interest, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Advanced assistant professors should also submit a brief research agenda. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability

https://apply.interfolio.com/26979

MLA JIL 10/03/14

Deadline: Nov. 10, 2014 (according to Interfolio link)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype Interview, 12/6

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit, 12/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Loras College (IA) - TT Asst. Prof. of English (Modern and Contemporary American/British Lit.) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

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 2015. 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, Loras College is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution with pre-professional 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 college is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.

THE COMMUNITY. Loras College's 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque's highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about three hours west of Chicago. Dubuque's 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 preserve Dubuque's 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 November 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 application and curriculum vitae using the UPLOAD resume feature. Letters of recommendation and additional materials may be requested at a later date. Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/16 x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/11 <--format of interview? Are they interviewing at MLA?

  • Search Committee member here: It's a telephone interview. We won't be interviewing at MLA; next round will be campus interviews. <--thanks for clarifying!

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

McGill University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor, 20th c. and Contemporary American Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will develop a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The teaching assignment is 12 credits (4 courses) per academic year. Evidence of scholarly promise is a major consideration. Knowledge of French and some teaching experience are assets for this position. Applicants must have a PhD in hand or be very near completion. The appointment begins 1 August 2015. Inquiries about this position can be sent to trevor.ponech@mcgill.ca. Information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found at http://www.mcgill.ca/english.

Complete applications including curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (20-30 pages) must be submitted no later than 15 November 2014. Application materials should be addressed to Professor Trevor Ponech, Chair, Department of English. All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to http://www.academicjobsonline.org.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Littérature américaine Professeur adjoint Département d'anglais Université McGill

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4518

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): x3 [posted 12/12]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/19


Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Received "American Literature Equity Forms" email (10/22) x2
  • Are they conducting MLA interviews? (12/12) No, they are doing SKYPE interviews (12/12)
  • Anyone heard anything? (1/16)
  • I was told their decision would come by the end of the week, yesterday, and that once they had scheduled visits, they would notify those not selected as finalists. (1/17)

MacEwan University (CAN) - Assistant Professor (20th c. British or American Drama)Edit

The Department of English at MacEwan University invites applicants for a continuing position in drama, commencing as soon as possible. Applicants must have a specialization in the scholarly study and textual analysis of twentieth-century British or American drama.

Candidates must have completed Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) and must demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in teaching and research. Experience is an asset.

The successful applicant will teach first-year English courses, develop and teach senior courses in his or her area of expertise, and supervise Honours thesis. Responsibilities of the position are teaching, research, and service.

Applicants will need to submit the following documents when Applying Online:

• Cover letter and resume with curriculum vitae
• Student evaluations
• Statement of research interests
• Sample of scholarly writing (preferably a publication)
• Names of three potential referees

Please email electronic copies of your educational transcript(s) to careers@macewan.ca with the Subject – Competition No. Position Title, Applicant’s Last Name, First Name. Upon hire, we will require the original copies of your educational transcript(s).

Inquiries regarding your application material please email careers@macewan.ca.

This position is based at the City Center Campus in Edmonton, Alberta and is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

LINK to Apply

Deadline: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (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 AND QUERIES:

  • Also posted at Modern British 2015
  • APPLY EARLY! Last year they stopped accepting applications for their Victorian position halfway through the advertised opening (though rumor is that this was an inside / friend hire). Hardly seems legal, I know, but better to err on the side of caution!
  • See "Universities to Fear" : http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Universities_to_fear

Randolph-Macon College (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of 20/21C American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor of 20/21C American literature beginning fall 2015. Desirable specialties include literature and the environment, gender and sexuality, social justice, Southern, and transatlantic. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. Teaching load of six 3- and 4-credit courses, including first-year composition, general education, upper-division in specialty, and capstone seminars. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment essential. Please submit cover letter, c.v., 20-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation at https://apply.interfolio.com/26565. Application deadline October 15th. Randolph-Macon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a robust nondiscrimination policy (http://www.rmc.edu/Offices/ombuds/nondiscrimination-policy.aspx). We welcome and value diversity of experience, background, and thought. Minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 09/19/14

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/15

Request for Additional Materials: 

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/4 (skype interview) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 2/4

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Any movement on this one? (x2)
  • Does anyone know if they've scheduled campus visits yet?
  • So, has anyone heard anything about this now? (1/21)
  • No, I've heard nothing. They had indicated that they aimed to extend invitations for campus visits before the MLA, and to schedul campus visits in January. So I can only conclude that either they have not done so, or that no news is bad news (1/26)
  • I know of least one person who had a campus visit (not me!). (1/27)
  • Ok--so then they just didn't notify interviewees who did not make it to the campus visit stage. Bad form! (1/28)
  • Post- Skype interview rejection email received indicating an offer has been accepted (2/15)

Rutgers University-New Brunswick (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor in Post-1945 American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Rutgers New Brunswick seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Post-1945 American Literature. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand in English or a related field by September 1, 2015, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.

By November 1, applicants should submit a letter of application addressed to Professor Rebecca Walkowitz, a dissertation abstract, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages.

http://apply.interfolio.com/26899

MLA JIL 10/03/14

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/10 (second writing sample) 12/15 (second writing sample)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview x2 (12/18, 12/19) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit [posted 1/17]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: offer made and accepted

Offer accepted: offer made and accepted [posted 2/25]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any news? The deadline for cancelling MLA hotels is in two days and I haven't gotten any response yet, so I'm starting to presume the worst.... (12/10)

  • I looked at my Interfolio deliveries yesterday and this one was marked "Longlisted." I don't know what this means - they haven't been in touch at all - but it might be a place to look for time-sensitive decisions. (12/10)
  • Mine doesn't say "longlisted," so that might mean something good for you :) (12/10) Could you share your specialty?
  • Congratulations on the visit. Was it scheduled just recently or right after MLA?

Smith College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of English and the Study of Women and Gender - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language & Literature at Smith College invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2015. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary U.S.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work does not replicate the College's current strengths in African American literature; comparative work is welcome. Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include film and visual culture, critical race theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and must have prior interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

The new hire would teach two courses each year in SWG (http://www.smith.edu/swg/) and two in English (http://www.smith.edu/english/). Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. In SWG s/he must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major's interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, s/he would teach a balance of introductory, intermediate, and advanced seminar level courses.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/25933 with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the Modern Language Convention in Vancouver, Canada (January 8-11, 2015) or via video conference if necessary.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: From Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015: "writing sample, 2-3 syllabi 11/18 x3"

Rejection Letter (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 AND QUERIES:

State University of New York at Oswego (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Latino and Contemporary U.S. Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latino Literatures and Culture with a dual specialization in Twentieth Century & Contemporary American (U.S.) Literature.

Posting Date: October 8, 2014

Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit: http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment: August 17, 2015

Description of Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching the core courses in the English major, College Writing, and advanced courses that focus on national and global literatures. Additional responsibilities include advisement of students in the major and department and university service.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree by time of appointment. The candidates' primary area of specialization must be in Latino literary and cultural studies with a dual emphasis in 20th century-contemporary American (U.S.) literature. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community. Additionally, the candidate will likely be versed in critical race theory, LatCrit, border studies, and/or hemispheric studies. As such, the ideal candidate will speak to our interest in helping students make connections between the personal, the political, and the texts studied in a department that includes tracks in Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing, and Literary Studies and also serves programs in Native American Studies, Global and International Studies, African and African-American Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, particular intellectual and professional interest, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=53832

When your application is complete, the Search Chair will send invitations to your references so that they may upload your references to Interview Exchange.

Send inquiries to Professor Patricia Clark, Chair, Department of English and Creative Writing, SUNY Oswego at patricia.clark@oswego.edu

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Dec 4th (skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor, 20-21st c. American Prose - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at TCU invites applications for an Assistant Professor in 20th and/or 21 century American prose. The successful candidate will display a sustained research agenda and a commitment to teaching in a department that offers the BA in English and Writing, the MA and Ph.D. in English, and the Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition. Applicants should be prepared to teach a range of major works and authors and may have a sub-specialization in one or more of the following areas: Asian American or Native American literatures, sexual diversity studies, and disability studies.

The position has a competitive teaching load, competitive salary, and research support. The position begins August 2015.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

TCU is a private, secular institution of approximate 10,000 students located in the nation's fourth-largest metropolitan area.

Position Requirements: Required: Successful Applicants must have the Ph.D. in English by July 1, 2015.

TCU only accepts online applications and documents. Applications not submitted online will not be considered. To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2014-F107 and create an Expression of Interest which consists of your contact information and the voluntary EEO survey. Then apply for the position. Next attach the required documents. Required documents included a CV, a writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation. These letters should be sent by the reviewer directly to Jacqulyn Curry at j.curry@tcu.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Teaching Portfolio (10/31) x2 (11/14) x1

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/5 (MLA interview)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: campus visit [posted 1/17]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of California, San Diego (CA) - Assistant Professor 20th-century Contemporary American and/or Asian-American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates specializing in Asian American literature and culture whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education and accomplishments or concrete plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. We welcome applications at every level of the assistant professor rank. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The organization of the Department of Literature is unique within the University of California system in that it is neither a department of English nor a department of Comparative Literature as either is traditionally construed. Rather, from its beginning, the Literature Department at UCSD has aimed to be a department of world literatures and cultures within a single unit committed to the multilingual, historical study of the connections and conflicts between cultures and society. We seek candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarly research and professional activity and who will actively participate in our department's multilingual, transnational projects.

We are interested in candidates whose methodological approaches and research may demonstrate expertise in gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, 20th century U.S. literature and culture, materialist approaches (corporeal and economic), theories of migration and diaspora. Ability to teach courses ranging from broad undergraduate surveys of Asian American literature and culture to more specialized upper-division courses to graduate seminars is desirable. As a department of world literature we welcome research interests in transatlantic and transpacific literary studies, minority discourse, and the culture of empire.

Successful candidates will have strong, demonstrated accomplishments or concrete plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary: Salary will be based on published UC pay scales.

Closing Date: Application Deadline is November 15, 2014

To Apply: Submit all application documentation using UCSD’s online Recruit web page https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00638

Please apply the following elements to your application: Literature (10- 829)

Required documents include: 1) a cover letter (include job ad code [159] and the acronym showing where you found the ad) at the top of your cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) at least 3 letters of recommendation; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references), 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages. Upload in .doc or .pdf format. Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page, 5) a personal diversity and leadership statement (see below).

Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information).

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 15

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:

University of Chicago (IL ) - TT Assistant Professor in 20th-21st Centuries Fiction and Narrative Theory - SEARCH CLOSED WITH NO HIREEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in 20th and 21st-century fiction, with an emphasis on narrative theory. We seek an outstanding scholar whose teaching will provide a critical and theoretical complement to recent fiction appointments in Creative Writing. There will be an opportunity to contribute to a high profile research group in contemporary cultural forms including scholars working on Comics and Video Games, as well as to engage with scholars working in earlier periods of Anglo-American and Anglophone fiction. This appointment is expected to begin Fall 2015. Conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2015 is highly preferred and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date.

Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and dissertation abstract online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting number 02348: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Posting Link: http://tinyurl.com/ln22jov

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for Additional Materials: (x6) 11.18

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA Interview scheduled 12/15 x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/3x1

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/7x1

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • The notice of rejection noted that no offer would be made on this line during this hiring cycle.
  • Also posted at Modern British 2015

University of Houston (TX) - Assistant Professor in American Literature after 1900 - VIDEO INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in American literature after 1900. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research, scholarship, and teaching excellence. Applicants are invited to identify additional areas of research and teaching expertise. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph. D. in English and American Literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing, a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. In addition to the Department's strengths, the University of Houston's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers programs in African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, and American Cultures, and it houses the Center for the Americas.

The University of Houston is the premier tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation's fourth largest city, and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities. Please submit a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3013. Complete applications must be submitted online at: http://uh.edu/postings/22973. Completed applications will include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching (such as teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi); one writing sample of scholarly work (such a s a dissertation chapter or an article); three confidential letters of recommendation; a copy of graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin on 20 November, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 20 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/2 videoconference interview request x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: When it says " Please submit a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3013" does that mean we need to snailmail those documents to Herendeen directly in addition to filling out the application?  

  • A: Yes, that's my understanding. It's not so onerous, though, when you consider the fact that the instructions tell us that we can have the recs mailed to him, too. That saves a few bucks since mailing all of the materials (letter, CV, recs) is considerably cheaper than having Interfolio upload the recs to the job site--especially if you have more than three to send. 
  • FWIW, the ad only mentions CV and a Cover Letter. "Please submit a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3013." Even easier and cheaper. 
  • The application instructions on the job site ask us to "note that the three letters of recommendation may be sent to Wyman H. Herendeen at the above address or provided via the University's online job site." Recs must be sent somehow, but they are giving applicants the option to have them sent either by post with the other materials (i.e., cover letter and CV) or via upload through Interfolio or by faculty recommenders directly.
  • I just spoke with Ms. Judy Calvez on the phone, and she stated that it wasn't necessary to submit both an online application and a snail mail application - she said one or the other would suffice (x2).

University of North Alabama (AL) - Assistant Professor of post-1865 American Lit (incl. 21st c.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at the University of North Alabama is seeking an Assistant Professor of post-1865 American literature (to include the 21st century). An emphasis in poetry and drama is particularly desired, and we welcome candidates with a secondary expertise in one or more of the following: critical theory, African American literature, gender studies, literature and the environment, and/or ethnic literatures. The successful candidate must demonstrate a dedication to teaching excellence and a commitment to an active program of scholarship and research. Primary teaching assignments include first-year composition courses (which all faculty teach), the second half of the American literature survey, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate areas of expertise. All faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load with possible reductions for graduate courses. Participation in college service and student advisement will be expected.

Competitive salary commensurate with degree, rank, and experience.

This position will be filled pending budget availability.

Applicants must have PhD in hand. College teaching experience is required. The position is open until filled; however, application review begins on December 1st. To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu. Applications will only be accepted through this system. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256.765.4291.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/28 via Skype; Skype 2/6

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Anybody hear anything about this position yet?

University of South Dakota (SD) - TT Assistant Professor of English - 20th-century American Modernist Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in twentieth-century American modernist literature. Interest in poetics is desirable, but not required. Teaching responsibilities focus on courses in twentieth-century American literature, and may include general education literature and writing courses. Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom.

The English Department is interested in developing its engagement with digital humanities, material culture, and theories of gender.

Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, USD's English Department offers BA/BS, MA, and PhD degrees. USD is the state's flagship liberal arts university.

PhD in English (or equivalent) and teaching experience are required; publications and presentations are desirable. An ongoing research agenda is assumed. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2015. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. To apply, submit CV, application letter, graduate transcript and at least three letters of reference via https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu.

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

Screening begins December 6, 2014 and continues until a suitable candidate is hired. The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27699

MLA JIL 11/07/14

Deadline: Dec. 6 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview scheduled 1/2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone know what is meant by the suggestion that "additional material may be submitted" to the department chair?

  • -Letters of reference? I don't think there is a place to upload letters from Interfolio on their "yourfuture" online application, but an alternate email address is not given for additional material...

Does anyone know if USD is doing MLA interviews?

---Can anyone confirm if phone interviews were indeed scheduled on 1/2? (That note appeared, disappeared, and reappeared, so it's hard to tell if it's legit.) Thanks. 

  • Pretty sure it's legit, the initial poster just made the change to an earlier version of the page (Wikia is not always great at keeping the "most recent version" of a page straight), which the moderator reverted and then restored.
  • Yes, I can confirm phone interviews were scheduled on 1/2
    • Ok, thanks for confirming. 

Email from HR saying that the position had been filled. (3/11)

University of St Andrews (UK) - Lecturer in Literature in English post 1945Edit

The School of English seeks to appoint a Lecturer specializing in any aspect of later twentieth century and contemporary literature.

The School has particular strengths in modernism, war writing, postcolonial literature and genre fiction. We are seeking someone whose work will either be complementary to these areas, or might open up new kinds of specialisation within the School.

You will be expected, in the first year, to teach a module on contemporary fiction and, thereafter, to design and deliver honours modules in twentieth century and/or contemporary literature. You will also be expected to take a significant role in the organisation and delivery of the School’s MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Literature, and to contribute to various other aspects of teaching at all levels within the School.

You should have a PhD in a relevant area and an established record of high quality publications.

Please quote ref: SB1379R

Link to Apply: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJU969/lecturer-in-literature-in-english-post-1945-sb1379r/

Deadline: 17th November 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): via email 12/16 (US) x 2

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Tampa (FL) - TT Asst. Professor of English and Writing (20th and 21st c. Hemispheric American Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in 20th and 21st century Hemispheric American Studies beginning in August 2015.

The desirable area of expertise is American literary/cultural exchange (including Afro-Caribbean, Latino/Latina, African-American, Cuban, or transnational literatures) with a possible secondary area of knowledge in digital literacy, intermedia and mixed media forms, or post-print publication. Experience with editing/publishing is also ideal.

Teaching load is 3/3 (6 four-hour courses each academic year), half of which will be taught in First Year Writing or sophomore Academic Writing.

The Ph.D. must be in hand no later than August 2015. The successful candidate will be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching and will maintain a record of scholarly/creative work through publications, student advising, and service to the department, college, university, and broader community. For details and to apply, please go to: https://jobs.ut.edu Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, and examples of other professional, editorial, or creative work, including a digital portfolio of multimedia work if appropriate. In addition, applicants will be requested to enter name and email address for three (3) reference providers.

Application review will begin November 11, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA scheduled 11.21 (I know! I was surprised, too.) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  1/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Asst. Professor, Contemporary American Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks an Assistant Professor in Contemporary American Fiction to begin in fall term 2015. 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, department governance, and university service. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and dissertation précis or book description by October 6 to our online application service, https://jobs.wustl.edu, and provide the reference job number of 28484.

The search will continue until the position is filled.

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: (11/04 - letters of rec, syllabi, writing sample) x7

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA 12/5 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit [posted 1/17]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: offer made. [posted 2/21]

Offer accepted:

  • OFFER ACCEPTED (2-26-15)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Wingate University (NC) - Assistant Professor - Modern / Contemporary American Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Wingate University, a private residential university with a liberal arts core located near Charlotte, North Carolina, announces a full-time, continuing Assistant Professor position in the Department of English in modern or contemporary American literature for the 2015-16 academic year. The successful candidate will teach freshmen composition, world literature, and an American II survey course (post 1865), as well as a limited number of courses in his or her specialty. Interest in digital humanities desireable. Typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Ph.D. must be completed before starting date. A strong commitment to undergraduate research is required and participation in undergraduate research is expected.

Please apply electronically by sending files as a PDF to english-search-2014-grp@wingate.edu. Initial application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications received by December 15, 2014 are guaranteed consideration. Further material may be required after committee does its initial screening.

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private, four-year co-educational institution offering students active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery, faith development and community service. More information about the university may be found at http://www.wingate.edu EOE 

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received: 12/3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (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: [see NOTES]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Any movement on this? (1/26)

Still no updates? (3/1)

No word here.  Either they have advanced people and no one updated the wiki, or something has happened with the search.  (3/3)

  • Heard the position was filled as of 3/4/2015.

Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of 20/21C Literature in English (2 Positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature intends to make one or two tenure-track appointments in 20/21C literature beginning July 1, 2015. We especially welcome applications from scholars working in British and world Anglophone literature. Ph.D. by July 1, 2015 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, 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/4524, directed to 20/21C English Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Visits scheduled according to Anglophone page (also appear to be announced on dept. events calendar for Feb.)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

California College of the Arts (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor in Modern or Contemporary American Literature and Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant/Associate Professor, Writing & Literature, MFA Writing Programs California College of the Arts

FULL-TIME (TENURE TRACK), EXEMPT JOB # 2270 January 2015

THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers twenty-two undergraduate and twelve graduate programs in the areas of Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, MAAD, and MDes degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities.

PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Writing & Literature program at CCA offers a BA in Writing & Literature and delivers instruction to all students in composition, literature, and creative writing. Faculty in Writing & Literature may also have the opportunity to teach graduate-level courses, including those in the MFA Writing program. Both writing programs are part of the Humanities & Sciences Division, which also offers the general education curriculum for all undergraduate students in the college. The general education curriculum consists of courses in writing, literature, visual studies, history, philosophy, math, and science. In keeping with its mission of delivering a liberal arts education through the arts, CCA offers a strong academic component that supports students’ work in their majors while adding to the breadth of knowledge they encounter.

POSITION SUMMARY: CCA is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor in modern or contemporary American literature with an interest in world literature and expertise in creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre), to begin August 2015. Course load is 2/3.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional teaching record in college-level literature and will also demonstrate significant experience in teaching creative writing. We are particularly interested in applicants with a literature focus that supplements current program offerings and reflects the concerns and demographics of an international school situated within the unique culture and interdisciplinary environment of the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are also interested in applicants whose research practice and pedagogy promise to connect with the College’s fine art, design, and architecture students/faculty. Interdisciplinary experience is a plus, and genres could include fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as hybrid and experimental writing.

We seek a candidate with a global perspective, who has the potential to teach 200-level electives and 300-level seminars in her or his area of expertise, which may include introductory and advanced literature and creative writing courses. In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum. With an increasingly international student body, candidates should have a proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective, working with diverse groups, and fostering an understanding of and respect for diverse cultural practices. Service to the program and the university is expected. Additional responsibilities include the direction of senior theses and possibly graduate courses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in literature (or an equivalent field) or MFA in Creative Writing; a minimum of three years’ postdoctoral/post-MFA teaching experience; significant critical, scholarly publications, and/or translations; at least one book of literary scholarship, plus significant creative writing publications in nationally recognized venues. Minimum of two books of creative work are required for an Associate level appointment.

The successful candidate will join a department with a curricular commitment to teaching the mutuality of the study of literature and the practice of creative expression, and should demonstrate active and ongoing participation in professional/ scholarly/ creative work (through a record of presentations, workshops, publications, conferences, etc.). Leadership ability, evidence of administrative ability, graduate teaching experience, and commitment to collaboration are highly desirable. Associate level hire will be offered an accelerated negotiable path to tenure.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes a comprehensive benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 with a final deadline of: February 15, 2015.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following electronically in PDF format: a letter of interest highlighting research interests, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, letters from three professional references under separate cover(s) or as a separate PDF, and copies of recent books or publications. Please note in cover letter if you plan to attend the MLA conference in January.

We recommend compressing your files into a .zip file format. Documents larger than 10MB should be submitted via download link. PDF files should be emailed to:

California College of the Arts, Human Resources (Job #2270), employment@cca.edu

CCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 15

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:

Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - TT Assistant Professor - 20th/21st Century Literature and CultureEdit

The Division of English at NTU seeks to fill a tenure-track position in 20th/21st Century Literature and Culture at the Assistant Professor Level. Areas of interest may include world literature; Asian literature and culture; narrative theory; contemporary poetry; but all areas of expertise within the general period will be considered. 

The Division of English at NTU is an academic department in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, which offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in literary studies. More information is available here.

The teaching load is appropriate to that of a major research university (2/2). NTU is a research-intensive 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 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 the Head of Division, Professor Terence Dawson (NTUENGLISH-HR@ntu.edu.sg). 

Alternatively, applications may also be sent by airmail to: The Search Committee c/o Professor Terence Dawson, Nanyang Technological University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 14 Nanyang Drive #03-78, Singapore 637332

ChronicleVitae (posted 4/27/15)

Deadline: May 30, 2015

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:

Oakland University (MI) - TT Asst Professor of American Literature (Transnational American Studies, late 19th c. and/or early 20th c.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature to begin August 15, 2015. We seek a candidate with primary specialization in transnational American studies of the late 19th century and/or early 20th century; expertise in transatlantic as well as hemispheric and borderlands studies are welcome.

We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate general education courses, majors courses (including American literary history surveys from 1865-1914 and/or 1920-1950), and masters level graduate courses. First consideration will be given to applications that arrive before Jan 31, 2015 and include the following materials: • letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals • curriculum vitae • teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and evaluations, if available) • writing sample • graduate transcripts • names and contact information for three professional references

Ph.D, prior teaching experience, and a record of scholarly productivity are required. Competitive salary and full benefits; 3/2 teaching load.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: • PhD (in hand or expected prior to August 2015) in American literature or American studies; Teaching: • University-level teaching experience in American literature or related field. Scholarship: • Record of scholarly productivity.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/3765

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies - 20th c. Literature/Cultural Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Faculty Title: Assistant Professor

Working Title: LCS Assistant Professor

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job: (Details) The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in 20th Century Literature/Cultural Studies to begin Fall 2015. The position may also include teaching introductory courses in literature; survey of American, British, or World literature; and specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MA) levels.

UTRGV has 11 colleges and schools offering 61 baccalaureate degrees, 50 master’s degrees, and 4 doctorates in the liberal arts, fine arts, education, sciences, business and entrepreneurship, engineering and computer science, and health affairs. It will open a medical school in 2016. The university has nearly 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and continues to grow, as it is located in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. The department is seeking candidates who are committed to UT-RGV’s guiding principles (see, http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/transition-plan/guiding-principlesbecoming an emerging research), which include promoting access to postsecondary education for a diverse student body to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving research institutions in the U.S.A. The department is seeking high quality faculty members who will pursue global excellence in teaching and service, including applied and translational research to address critical local, state, national, and global needs and providing a leadership role in fostering economic and community partnerships to help solve local, state, national, and global problems.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualification is a PhD in English, Comparative Literature or other closely related field with specialization in 20th Century Literature and Cultural Studies from an accredited university. ABDs may be considered, but a conferred doctorate by September 1, 2015 is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: We welcome work on any genre or topic within contemporary literature/culture, but are especially interested in a cultural studies approach. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Preferred Qualifications: We welcome work on any genre or topic within 20th Century literature/culture, but are especially interested in a cultural studies approach. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. License or Certification Required? No

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2015

Posting Detail Information: EEO Statement UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

LINK to Apply: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/5834

Deadline: Review of Candidates Start Date - 05/27/2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Skype-ish interview scheduled 6/29 for later in the week

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 7/6/2015, via email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in English (Modernism) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment for the 2015-2016 academic year to begin in August, specializing in Modernism. Ph.D. preferred. Ability to teach advanced courses in both British and American poetry, and in multiple genres at the introductory level, required. 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 Holy Cross English Department uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/29455.

Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Questions about the position 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 Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts 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 04/24/15

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Rejection (no interview): Email from Interfolio saying offer made and accepted (6/4)

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Drew University (NJ) - Visiting Assistant Professor – American Literatures (20th c.)Edit

Drew University, a selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside of New York City, seeks applications for a one-year faculty appointment, beginning fall 2015, in twentieth-century American Literatures with the ability to offer courses in media studies and/or in ethnic literatures, preferably either Asian-American or Latina/o. Six course per year load to include undergraduate American literature courses; intermediate and upper-level courses in twentieth-century/contemporary American literatures and/or ethnic literatures, and courses in media studies and American Popular Culture. Applicants must have Ph.D. by fall of ‘15. Salary competitive. Submit cover letter and CV to Professor Wendy Kolmar, electronically to HR0715-4@drew.edu , or by mail to English Department, Drew University, Sitterly 107, Madison NJ 07940.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EO employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.

Posted at Chronicle on 07/08/15

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  • any updates? [posted 7/30]

Gettysburg College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (2015-2016) - 20th c. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Summary: The Department of English at Gettysburg College seeks candidates for a one-year visiting position in TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE to start in August 2015. We seek candidates with a sub-specialty in African-American Literature. The 3/3 teaching load will include introduction to college writing, broad intermediate-level courses, and specialized upper-level courses.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will combine a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching with and a sound research agenda. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

Application Details: Applicants should apply online at http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1181.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy should be submitted. Requests for dossiers will be made after an initial review. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014, and will continue until a successful candidate is found.

Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Suzanne Flynn, American Literature Search Chair: sflynn@gettysburg.edu.

This position is nonrenewable.

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, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, and disability.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 2/26 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/5/2015

Offer accepted: 3/6/2015

NOTES AND QUERIES:  

  • Can someone speak to the offer made/accepted dates?  The deadline was 2/15.  Offer made in January?  
  • Sorry--corrected the typo:  3/5/2015 and 3/6/2015

Grinnell College (IA) - Assistant Professor of English - 1-Year Leave Replacement Position - (20th- & 21st-Century American) - OFFER MADEEdit

GRINNELL COLLEGE. 1-year leave replacement position in the Department of English (specializing in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature), starting Fall 2015. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include three 100-level Literary Analysis courses (ENG 120), one 200-level course in 20th- and 21st-century American literature (ENG 231), and a 300-level seminar in the applicant’s area of expertise (e.g., ENG 328, 330, 331, or 335). Additional information about the courses we offer can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/english.

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 13, 2015. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of courses applicant is prepared to offer, a writing sample under 20 pages, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Ralph Savarese at EnglishSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4655.

https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/1180

Deadline: March 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: [see NOTES]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • 4/1:  Any news?  
  • 4/6: None here.
  • 4/21:  Any movement?; 4/21: My source on campus tells me no one's been brought in to give a talk, at least.  I emailed the address above for a status query, but haven't heard back.
  • 4/30:  Thanks to the above poster from 4/21. Any other movement from your source on campus? 
  • 5/7: Was informed that an offer was made

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Visiting Assistant Professor - 20th c and Contemporary American or Anglophone Literature and Film - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Literature Faculty at MIT seeks to hire a visiting assistant professor for the year 2015-16, specializing in 20th century and contemporary American or Anglophone literature and film. Candidates must hold a completed PhD by July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 48 units over the course of the academic year (two subjects each semester), distributed among introductory, intermediate, and advanced subjects. Members of the Literature Faculty teach in a wide-ranging undergraduate curriculum. To learn more about our program, go to http://lit.mit.edu/. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi (at least one integrating or focusing on film), and three letters of recommendation, including one that addresses teaching. All materials should be submitted no later than March 1, 2015. Interviews will be conducted over Skype in March. Applications can be addressed to Mary Fuller, Head, Literature Faculty, MIT; electronic applications via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5328) are strongly preferred. Please direct any questions to Susan Wiedner, Administrative Assistant in Literature, at swiedner@mit.edu. MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

MLA JIL 1/30/15

Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled 3/20 to take place 3/30

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Also posted at Anglophone 2015
  • Does anyone have a clear line on what this means: "The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 48 units over the course of the academic year (two subjects each semester)"?  Does that mean 4/4 with two preps or is it 2/2?
  • Corresponded with staff member, confirmed it is 2/2.
  • Any word? The description above says interviews should be conducted this week, right?

Oklahoma State University (OK) - Visiting Assistant Professor – Literature Post 1900 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

One-year appointment in Literature Post 1900 with emphasis in poetry and poetics preferred beginning August 2015. 3-3 teaching load. 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 should be received by May 11, 2015. We will continue, however, 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 through Interfolio using this link http://apply.interfolio.com/29473. This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity and the employment of qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

MLA JIL 04/24/15

Deadline: May 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview request (5/18)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/27

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University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - Post-doctoral Fellow in Twentieth-Century American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellow in Twentieth-Century American Literature. We are seeking a candidate with the ability to teach prose fiction and theory; additional desired areas of expertise include American multiethnic literature (particularly Latino/a) and queer theory. The English department offers B.A., M.A., and doctoral degrees in literature. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with our community of dynamic faculty, teach upper-level courses, and develop an ongoing research profile.

This is a two-year, non-tenure-track position, beginning July 1, 2015. Each semester, the fellow will teach two classes for the department, including courses in Core Writing, theory, literature surveys, and advanced courses in literature. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in the scholarship and teaching of Twentieth-Century American Literature and must possess a Ph.D. in English or a related field granted within three years prior to July 1, 2015.

The state's flagship land-grant research and teaching institution, the University of Nevada, Reno is located in Northern Nevada, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Napa Valley wine country. For more information on campus life, please see https://www.unr.edu.

The University of Nevada accepts applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, a dissertation abstract, and list of three references via the university's website https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/17498

Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2015.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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William Paterson University (NJ) - One Year Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor - British and American Modernist Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

William Paterson University invites applications for a One Year Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor appointment with a specialization in Modernist Literature for the 2015-2016 academic year.

We seek a candidate to teach British and American Modernist Literature courses, drama, and general education literature or composition courses. Relevant teaching experience and publications required.

Ph.D. or MFA preferred; advanced ABD will be considered at instructor level.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, cv, and two letters of recommendation, preferably in one file (.pdf or.doc or.docx), to Dr. Barbara Suess, English Department, at English-Modernist@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For additional information about the University visit http://www.wpunj.edu. William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Chronicle (posted 06/02/15)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview 6/14 x2

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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DEMOGRAPHICS Edit

ABD (early):

ABD and will defend this year: 11

Post Doc: 4

Have short-term gig (VAP, adjunct), looking for TT: 2

Unemployed PhD, looking for job: 1

Have TT position, looking for new one: 1

Tenured but hankering after greener pastures:

Lurker:

Search committee member: 2

TOTAL: 9

Years on the Market Edit

First time on market: 6

Second year on the market: 4

Three or more years on market: 3

Primary area of research Edit

Fiction: 7

Drama:

Poetry: 4

Other: 1

Modernism: 3

pre-1945: 3

post-1945: 8

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