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Page for Academic Positions in 20-21st c. American Literature that begin in 2016.

Last year's page:  20-21 c. American 2015.

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: 20-21 c. American 2017

See also English Literature 2015-2016  and American Studies 2016.

OFFER MADE? OFFER ACCEPTED? Post information at English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017. Salary information from last year's job season available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016.

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

Bowdoin College (ME) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern and/or Contemporary American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of English to begin in July, 2016. Specialization may be in any subfield of modern and/or contemporary American Literature. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will have a compelling research agenda and demonstrate an interest in and ability to teach beyond their specialization and at all levels of the curriculum. The department welcomes applications from candidates whose research and teaching complement those of department faculty. We further encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Ph.D. expected by the time of appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit letter of application describing your scholarly interests and teaching experience/philosophy, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 30 pages (including notes), and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications begins October 16, 2015.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 16 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 9/30

Request for additional materials:

  • Referees given email request for recommendation on 10/1
  • Is this an auto-request or an actual shortlisting?
  • Good question - I got a confirmation when I completed app then letter requests were sent over 24 hrs later. Did everyone receive the letter request?
  • Yes, letter requests were sent approximately 24 hours after submission. (coming from a different applicant than the above questions / answers)
  • Does anyone know what the deadline is for recommenders to submit their letters? Is it the 16th as well? Or a later date?

Rejection (no interview): [2x] 1/15/16 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/8

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:1/12/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on this? It had one of the earlier deadlines...
  • MLA Interview scheduled around 12/8 ... I think it was a phone call [second-hand, reliable].
  • Can we get clarification for whether the one 12/8 entry that's been put under "preliminary interviews scheduled" is off the basis of the indirect information in the noe above or a separate person confirming an interview?
  • These were 2 separate posters. Assuming all interviews would have been scheduled by now ... [12/12].
  • I've heard of two different people getting interviews. 
  • Any word on campus visits?
  • Has an offer been extended? (2/24)

California State University Sacramento (CA) - TT Asst Professor - Twentieth-C. and Contemporary American Lit, emph. Latino/Latina or Chicano/Chicana Lit. - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach in the BA and MA programs. Expertise is required in Latino/Latina literatures or Chicano/Chicana literatures. The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach both halves of the American literature survey as well as courses in American literature, 1950s-contemporary; all critical approaches are welcome. Course assignments may include undergraduate writing courses, large literature surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars in the specialty area. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to college-level teaching excellence serving a diverse student body, have an active research agenda, work well with fellow faculty in various disciplines in shaping the direction of the Department and University, participate in student advising, and make contributions to the broader community. The University is an Hispanic Serving Institution. Ph.D. required by August 2016.

Review of applications will begin on 12/04/15; position open until filled.

Application Procedures: 1) Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the on-line application:

Cover letter
Writing sample of approximately 15 pages
Current curriculum vitae
Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview).

2) Also, at time of application, have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor David W. Toise, Department of English, MS 6075, 6000 J Street, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95819. english@csus.edu

MLA JIL 11/15/15

Deadline: 12/4/15

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:

Clemson University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Modernist American Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Pending funding and budgetary approvals, Clemson University’s Department of English seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Modernist American Literature. Possible areas of interest include Southern literature; race, ethnicity, and migration; disability studies; poetry and poetics; late modernism; and other areas that enhance current strengths of the faculty. The English Department offers BAs in Literature and in Writing and Publication Studies, MAs in English and in Professional Communication, and participates in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design doctoral program. Position to begin August 15, 2016. Candidates must have a PhD in-hand by August 1, 2016. Please send a letter of application and a CV through Interfolio. Please address questions to Professor Lee Morrissey, Chair (lmorris@clemson.edu). For full consideration, applications must be received by November 20, 2015.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/32724

MLA JIL 10/23/15

Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/1 x1

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview, 12/8

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Colby College (ME) - Associate or Full Professor of American Literature (Department Chair) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for an associate or full professor of American Literature who will serve as department chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Particular curricular needs include nineteenth and twentieth-century American poetry; transnational and interdisciplinary approaches welcome. Demonstrable administrative experience is crucial; a strong record of teaching and scholarship is required. The department offers both English and English-Creative Writing majors; the department chair works closely with the Director of Creative Writing and the Colby Writing Program.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college (with approximately 1850 students), recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and for close student-faculty interaction. Our faculty and students have the opportunity to work with significant resources in American art and literature with the Colby College Museum of Art and Colby Library Special Collections and benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations within the Center for the Arts and Humanities. The College has a generous sabbatical policy and offers funds for research and professional travel.

To express interest, please send a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information for three references as .pdf attachments to Professor Laurie E. Osborne at AmericanistChairSearch@colby.edu.

Review of applications will begin in late October 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Department of English, contact the current department chair, Professor Laurie E. Osborne at leosborn@colby.edu.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights.

For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.

Chronicle 9/24/15

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/6

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:

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - TT Faculty Position - Modernism - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position specializing in Modernism. The position will begin in August 2016. A Ph.D. is required. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interest, copies of transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/31484. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to its mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. We invite candidates to reflect in their applications on how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The College mission statement is available at http://www.holycross.edu/about-us/mission-statement. Questions about the position may be addressed to Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. We encourage candidates to learn more about our department at http://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/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 Worcester, Massachusetts, 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

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/2

Request for additional materials: writing sample (11/27) x4

Rejection (no interview): (12/18) x 1

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • "nearly 400 dossiers"; will request writing samples from 40 applicants in mid-November; 10-12 MLA interviews will be scheduled early December
    • According to today's email, 42 writing samples were requested. [posted 11/27]
    • I wasn't one of the 42, but am grateful for perhaps the most nicely worded rejection ever. (x3)
  • Also posted at Modern British 2016

Duke University (NC) - TT Adv. Asst/Early Assoc. Professor of English - Long History and Theory of the Novel and Other Modern Narrative Forms  - CANCELLED Edit

The Duke University English Department is searching for an advanced Assistant/ early Associate Professor who focuses on the Long History and Theory of the Novel and Other Modern Narrative Forms. Candidates’ work should be comparative and should focus in part on Anglophone texts. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. at least two years prior to applying for the position and should have a strong record of publication and teaching.

This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2016. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, at least three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no fewer than 25 pages and no more than 30 pages. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply.

The committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to: english@duke.edu. Use "Novel Search" as the subject line.

All materials received by November 2, 2015 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31789

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 2

Rejection (no interview): 12/14

NOTES:

Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Modernisms - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Duke University English Department is searching for an Assistant Professor in the field of Comparative Modernisms. The comparative focus of this hire will be on English-language literature in relation to the literature of one or more other languages and in relation to another art or medium. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. at the time of application and should have a strong record of publication and teaching. This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2016. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. The committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to: english@duke.edu . Use "Comparative Modernisms Search" as the subject line. All materials received by November 2, 2015 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6058

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/10

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/3 skype (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Eastern New Mexico University (NM) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Cultural Studies (incl. 20th c. American Lit.) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor of English Culture Studies. Full-time, tenure-track, 9-month. Responsibilities include 4/4 teaching load, scholarship, and service. Ph.D. in English preferred. ABD will be considered. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background in Chicano/a literature and/or Native American literature. Experience with one or more of the following areas is a plus, including but not limited to: Latino/a literatures, 20th century American literature, film, diasporas, literary theory, cultural studies, and transnational literature. Teaching load will include composition courses, an American literature survey course, Chicano literature, and other graduate and undergraduate literature courses.

Application Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check. Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through http://www.enmu.edu/services/hr/employment.shtml. ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Chronicle (posted 12/8/15)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview, 2/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Florida State University (FL) - Associate or Full Professor - 20th and 21st c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Florida State University invites applications for a senior appointment in 20th and 21st century American literature for the Frances Cushing Ervin Professorship in American literature. Candidates should be tenured or tenure-eligible with strong records of published scholarship and excellent teaching. Applicants with expertise in fiction, post-1945 literature, modernism, transnational, or multi-ethnic U.S. literatures are especially encouraged to apply. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 2/2 teaching assignment with one graduate course per year. Starting date August 2016.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a c.v., and contact information for at least three references via Interfolio/ByCommittee (https://apply.interfolio.com/31709). Materials should be addressed to Professor Andrew Epstein, Chair, Ervin Professor Search Committee. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; preference will be given to applicants whose materials are received by Nov. 15.

FSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer; women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. A Public Records Agency.

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/28

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype and MLA interviews conducted 1st week of January.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16/2016

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Georgetown University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor - 20th-Century and Contemporary Poetics/New Media/Postmodernism - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

20th-Century and Contemporary Poetics/New Media/Postmodernism. We are particularly interested in work focusing on new and emerging aesthetic practices, genres, and platforms. Candidates should expect to pursue an active research agenda, to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their field and to contribute through service to the life of the University.

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by August 2016. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Please apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/31456. Applications submitted by November 2, 2015 will receive first consideration. Writing samples and dossiers will be requested only after initial review of applications and CVs by the search committee.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received: x3 (11/9)

Request for additional materials: (11/24) x 3

Rejection (no interview): 12/21x 2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Request via email to schedule Skype interview 12/10 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 1/14 email (x2)

Offer made: 2/13

Offer accepted: 3/14

NOTES:

  • There looks like there is an internal candidate for this position...
  • I have also heard this looks like a probable internal hire, but I'm just curious how people figured this out. I just flipped through their adjunct bios and didn't see one that immediately jumped out as an obvious fit for this ad, but maybe I just missed something.
  • There is someone on the faculty website listed as a Teaching Professor who fits the job description perfectly. I'm assuming those are non-TT positions, hence why that person may be an internal hire.
  • Through the grapevine: internal may be an outside candidate who is a spousal hire accomodation for existing faculty member
  • Ah hah! Thanks!
  • Of course, positions written with some regard for the work of a non-TT teacher in the department wind up going to someone other than that faculty member quite frequently and for any number of reasons.
  • Not sure where y'all got your info but exactly 0 of the invited candidates are Georgetown spouses or contingent faculty. Take wiki info with a grain of salt.
  • Also posted at Modern British 2016 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2016

Montclair State University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern American Fiction (post-1945) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department invites candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track position in Modern American fiction, 1945 to present, at the Assistant Professor level. Ph.D. must be completed before July 1, 2016. The candidate should be qualified to teach specialized and survey courses in American literature, required courses for the major including courses in women and minority writers, and graduate courses. Candidates must show strong record or exceptional promise of scholarly publication, and the ability to teach successfully in a diverse, multi-ethnic environment. Faculty are expected to teach a range of students from first-year undergraduates through Master's candidates. Phone or Skype interviews in December are anticipated. Submit CV and letter of application through Interfolio (include V number F11).

For further information on the MSU Department of English and on Montclair State University, see http://www.montclair.edu/chss/english/.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31701

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Interfolio link "Closes: Nov 13, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time"

Acknowledgment received: 1/15 (why now??x2)

Request for additional materials: 12/14 (along with interview setup)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/24

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/18

Offer accepted: 2/19

NOTES:

  • 9/21:  Anyone know the deadline for application.  It's not on the interfolio information either.
  • Interfolio link says: "Closes: Nov 13, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)"
  • 11/4: What does "(include V number F11)" mean--is that a reference number to help search Interfolio or is it a ref # to put in a cover letter?
  • The Montclair State jobs page lists that as the "Vacancy Number" for the position. Seems like a ref # to put in cover letter.
  • Any news?
  • I just received request to fill out their equal opportunity/affirmative action etc. survey. But I was never contacted for an interview and it seemed like their interviews were already underway. It's confusing. Anyone knows how things actually stand with them? (x2)
    • Same boat. I would assume this means that they've just got around to asking for elective submissions of EEOP forms from people whom they have not got around to updating on their rejection.

Oklahoma State University (OK) - TT Assistant Professor - Literature Post 1900 (Poetry / Poetics) - OFFER MADEEdit

Tenure-track position in English, specializing in Literature Post 1900 with emphasis in poetry and poetics. 2-2 teaching load beginning August 2016. PhD, strong research agenda, and demonstrated excellence in teaching required. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MA, MFA, and the PhD in English.

For further information on the department see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015. We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Submit letter of application, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcript at https://apply.interfolio.com/31044. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): x2 (Skype interview) [posted 11/13]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 1/26

Offer accepted: &?; so accepted then . . . or still thinking?   Why post this offer in january and not follow up?   

NOTES:

  • Wow! Campus interviews already. Does anyone have more information they'd be willing to share about the timeline here? 
  • Also posted at Modern British 2016

Old Dominion University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor, Contemporary American Literature / Digital Humanities - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor, Contemporary American Literature/Digital Humanities, tenure-track. The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to teach undergraduate, M.A., and doctoral courses in an interdisciplinary English Ph.D. program. Required: Ph.D. in English or closely related field by August 15, 2016; evidence of effective teaching and scholarly productivity. Secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: hemispheric American Studies, cultural studies, gender & sexuality.

Please submit a letter of application, vita and three letters of reference at https://jobs.odu.edu by clicking on Faculty and Administrative Opportunities. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/05

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/05 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Modern and Contemporary Drama - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern and contemporary drama. Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will also teach an introductory survey of dramatic literature and occasionally an introduction to Shakespeare. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/2 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester and periodic participation in Skidmore's First Year Experience program. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.

PH.D. required at time of employment.

APPLY AT: http://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56756

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15 All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held at the MLA convention.

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • From Theatre 2015-2016: "Received email requesting additional materials (Oct. 15) X2"

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:

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modernism - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor, Modernism 

The Department of English at Stanford University seeks to fill a tenure track position in literary modernism at the Assistant Professor rank. We welcome applications from scholars working in any area or areas of British, American, transatlantic, hemispheric and/or world Anglophone literature between 1890-1950. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in the English Department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should use the link above to submit an application by November 1, 2015. Applicants should submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-30 pages), and at least three reference letters. If applicants cannot send reference letters online, please address to Professor Alex Woloch, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Rm. 201, Stanford, CA 94305-2087. We expect to interview at the MLA convention.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31958

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/16

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/4) x 3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

Rejection (after campus interview): 1/14/15 email (x2)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Syracuse University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor 20th/21st-C. American Literature and Culture - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Syracuse University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in 20th/21st -Century American literature and culture, and critical race and ethnic studies, with a particular interest in one or more of the following: African American literature and culture; Latino literature and culture; Native American literature and culture; Asian American literature and culture; Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies, Transnationalism, Postcoloniality, Diaspora. A Ph.D. in hand at time of August 2016 start.

For detailed description and online application, go to http://www.sujobopps.com, #072070. Applicants should upload a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and teaching philosophy by November 2, 2015. Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women, minority, and veteran candidates.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Letters requested 11/18 x 4

Rejection (no interview): 18th Nov x8

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2016
  • While I'm bummed I got a rejection, kudos to Syracuse for letting people know of MLA interviews and rejections so far in advance.
  • Two letter requests and but only one MLA interview request on the same day seems unlikely. It would be unusual for these to come on the same day in any case. I'm guessing that there is some misinformation out there about MLA interviews having already been scheduled... can anyone confirm?
  • Any news on MLA interviews? Have they actually been scheduled?
  • I haven't heard anything after having my letters requested. (12/17)
  • Same (heard nothing after having letters requested) (12/17) x2 (12/18)
  • Any news after MLA interviews?
  • Anyone have any news on this search post-MLA? (3/5)
    • Nothing here...

University of Baltimore (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of English and Communication (Contemporary Literature / Theory)Edit

The position is open until filled, review of complete applications will begin immediately, and completed applications received by November 16, 2015 will receive full consideration. The academic selection team needs to receive complete applications with all required documents attached and needs prospective colleagues to have the required documents ready to attach in our system before starting or submitting electronic applications.

Part of the University of Baltimore’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Klein Family School of Communications Design is an interdisciplinary department that includes undergraduate programs in Digital Communication, English, and Integrated Arts and graduate programs in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts, Publications Design, and Integrated Design.

The successful candidate will teach courses in some or all of the following areas: contemporary literature and popular culture, media studies, research methods, media and/or literary theory, and related areas as determined by departmental need and will also have opportunities to develop courses in her/his area of expertise.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent and scholarly background in English, Communication, Media Studies, or a related field; experience teaching general education and discipline-specific courses; potential to contribute to course and program development in English and/or Communication.

Responsibilities: teach courses in theory, contemporary literature and popular culture, and research methods; participate in program development and assessment; maintain scholarly or creative productivity; serve on department, college, and university committees; and fulfill additional responsibilities as commensurate with faculty appointment.

Electronic applications are required. Before submitting your application, save these three PDF (preferred format) or Word documents: CV, letter of application, and list of references. The position is open until filled, review of complete applications will begin immediately, and completed applications received by November 16, 2015 will receive full consideration. We appreciate your interest in the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English and Communication. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

INDEED.com

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received: 10/20

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Louisville (KY) - TT Assistant Professor in U.S. Literature since 1945 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Louisville, Fall 2016

The Department of English at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in U.S. Literature since 1945, to begin in Fall 2016.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD at time of appointment. Teaching load will be appropriate to a research institution.

Send letter and c.v. to Professor Aaron Jaffe, Post-1945 Search Committee Chair, Department of English, by email to ussearch@louisville.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation should not be sent at this stage. Applications must be received by October 30, 2015. All applicants must also apply online and attach a current version of the vita at http://www.louisville.edu/jobs by October 30, 2015. Please reference Job ID #32145. If you have trouble with the online application, please email Annelise Gray at annelise.gray@louisville.edu or phone 502-852-0505.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received: 10/15

Request for additional materials: 10/1 (writing sample/abstract/recs.) x2, 10/19, 10/22, 10/26, 10/27, 10/29, 11/4, 11/11, 11/13

Rejection (no interview): 12/7 x7; rejected AGAIN on 2/15

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/12 x2 (by email); 2/11 (email from chair saying offer has been accepted)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

  • Did anyone else who had further materials requested receive neither an interview invitation nor a rejection? (12/8)
  • Yes. I've also received neither interview invitation nor rejection. (12/8)
  • Not to be confused with the position in American ethnic or indigenous literatures with a preferred speciality in Latina/Latino studies

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN: ON) - TT Asst. Professor - 20th c. American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Twentieth-Century American Literature - 1501217

Description: The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Twentieth-Century American Literature. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

Candidates with research and teaching expertise in all areas of the field will be seriously considered but we are particularly interested in applicants with a specialization in African-American literature, transatlantic and transnational studies, and/or ecocriticism and environmental studies. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a related field by the time of appointment, or soon thereafter and be prepared to teach modern and contemporary American literature across the major genres, as well as a broadly conceived second-year general American literature survey. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, fellowships or other research awards, and strong endorsements by referees. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also be a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University's three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, see http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/ and http://www.english.utoronto.ca/. To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact edassist.utm@utoronto.ca. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please submit attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format:

1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements 2) Publications.

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2015.

Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at edassist.utm@utoronto.ca, by November 18, 2015. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x 1 (via email, 2/9)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 x2 (by email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/8 by phone

Offer accepted: 2/22

NOTES:

West Virginia University (WV) - TT Asst. Professor of English – 20th/21st C. American Poetry - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Job Number: 00847

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2016. The successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to and potential for establishing and maintaining a strong record of excellence in research as evidenced by an active research agenda, conference papers and publications, as well as commitment to and potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The teaching load for research-active graduate faculty is two courses per semester. The ability to teach the survey of American Literature 1865 to present is required, as is the ability to teach effectively upper-division courses in 20th/21st Century American literature, American Poetry, and Modern and Contemporary American Poetics. The successful applicant will have opportunities to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and to develop graduate courses and seminars in her/his field. The department values intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.

The Department of English has a full-time faculty of 42 in literature, creative writing, socio-linguistics, and composition and rhetoric, and we offer a full range of academic programs (B.A., M.A., M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, M.F.A., and Ph.D.). Current initiatives include a Digital Publishing Institute, which will offer opportunities and support for digital humanities projects. West Virginia University is designated a “research-high activity” university with more than 30,000 students. The city of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located within driving distance of Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Washington, D.C.

The position begins August 16, 2016. For possible Skype interviews in December, initial review will begin November 2, 2015; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

To apply for this position, please visit http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of application and c.v. We will request full dossiers and writing samples from selected candidates through November, so please don’t submit these materials at this time. For more information, please visit our website (http://www.english.wvu.edu) or contact the chair of the search committee (MaryAnn.Samyn@mail.wvu.edu).

https://apply.interfolio.com/31976

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: writing sample and letters of recommendation, 11/5 (x8)

Rejection (no interview): 3/3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/4, Skype (via email) x 3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/30 (by email)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

York College of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Literary Studies / Transatlantic Modernism - SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

LITERARY STUDIES/TRANSATLANTIC MODERNISM: The English and Humanities Department at York College of Pennsylvania (http://www.ycp.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in literary studies with a primary focus on transatlantic modernism to begin August, 2016. Additional areas of competency may include: postcolonial theory, digital humanities, queer theory, feminist theory, race and literature, and the history of the book. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a growing major in literary and textual studies and teach courses in composition and rhetoric in support of the Colleges general education program. The teaching load is 4/4.

York College of Pennsylvania, http://www.ycp.edu, is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 50 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as masters programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4300 full time, over 500 part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 30 states and 12 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Interested candidates should electronically submit the following: a letter of application, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, and three letters of reference to employment@ycp.edu. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2016. While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, for full consideration, applications should be received by December 31, 2015.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Video Interview scheduled 1/18

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Modern British 2016
  • NOTE from Modern British 2016: "Was scheduled to interview with them on 2/13, but received the following notification today: "Thank you once again for your application for the position in transatlantic modernism at York College of Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately, due to recent revisions to the college's 2016-17 budget, we are no longer able to support a new faculty hire in literary studies next year.  We apologize for this unforeseen change in circumstances and regret that we will not have the opportunity to interview you on the 13th or pursue your candidacy further at this time.  The position has not been rescinded but deferred, so we plan to advertise it again in the near future." [posted 2/9]"

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

Missouri State University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - American Poetry - OFFER MADEEdit

The Missouri State University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English whose specialty is American Poetry. Teaching Responsibilities will include upper-level and graduate courses as well as introductory and general education courses in literature. The position also requires student advising, an active research agenda (including publication), and engagement in service activities. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications: Ph.D. in English (or closely related field); ABD considered with completion of degree by December 31, 2016; evidence of potential for significant scholarship and teaching effectiveness. Applicants should specialize in American Poetry. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in the fields of Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, or Multicultural/World Literature. An interest in online and/or blended teaching is desirable.

Link to Job Description: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Open Date: 12/18/2015

Special Instructions to Applicants: First date of consideration will begin on January 18, 2016, and continue until finalists are identified.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone (x1) [posted 2/5]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/12 (x1)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes. [posted ~3/30]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know more about the status of this position/inside candidate? My application has received an automated reply, but no other response while activity is noticeable on this wiki. Can anyone advise if the phone interviewee and the campus visitor are the same applicant?
  • Campus visitor is not an inside candidate.
  • Also posted at American Open 2016 and Early American 2016

Union University (TN) - TT Open Rank - English Education / Rhetoric and Composition / Twentieth CenturyEdit

Union University invites applications for a tenure-track position in English secondary education beginning Fall 2016. All department members teach core sections of composition and world literature; a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential. Additional areas of expertise might include Twentieth-century Literatures in English (British, American, or global Anglophone) or Rhetoric and Composition (e.g., professional writing, or technical writing).

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, TN, 80 miles northeast of Memphis. Union stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christ-centered approach to education. It is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution by U.S. News & World Report for the past 18 years. Please see the university website for more information: http://www.uu.edu/about/</span>.

Duties include supervising student teaching internships for English majors seeking secondary teaching licensure; teaching an annual English education methods course; maintaining a full-time teaching load of 12 hours per semester, including internship supervision; and pursuing an active research agenda. Ph.D. expected ABD status will receive consideration.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active church members, support the university’s mission, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

MLA JIL 3/11/16

Deadline:

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 Texas at Tyler (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in 20th c. and Contemporary American Literature and Creative Writing - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in twentieth-century and contemporary American Literature with a background in Creative Writing. This nine-month position will start in fall 2016. Required qualifications include PhD in English with specialization in American Literature and training in creative writing by August 15, 2016. We are seeking a teacher-scholar who excels at teaching, publication, and service. The ideal candidate will be able to teach upper-division and graduate courses in American literature, literature survey, bibliography and research methods, and creative writing. Experience in teaching at college level is preferred. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, committee work, curriculum development, scholarship/publication, and community outreach. Compensation is competitive and based on credentials.

To apply: submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, (unofficial) transcripts, contact information for three references, and any supporting documents to EnglishAssistProf@uttyler.edu or mail hardcopies to Assistant Professor of American Lit Search Committee, BUS 237, Department of Literature and Languages, University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of application begins on February 1, 2016. For additional information, contact department chair, Hui Wu, at hwu@uttyler.edu or visit our website: http://www.uttyler.edu/news/jobs.php.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/21

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview X1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

William Paterson University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Modernist Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the William Paterson University of New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor to teach Modernist Literature beginning September, 2016.

The successful candidate will possess a strong research agenda and a demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year English and a variety of upper-level English literature courses consistent with their expertise. Desirable subspecialties include Linguistics, Gender Studies, or Ecocriticism. Other subspecialties will also be considered.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in English. Advanced ABD applicants will also be considered, though requirements for the degree must be completed by time of reappointment.

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, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Dr. Ian Marshall, Chair, Department of English at: Modernism2016@wpunj.edu or via mail to him at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred and should be a single .pdf file. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University visit our website at http://www.wpunj.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted 4/1/16)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [second-hand: heard of at least one Skype interview held for this position, mid- to late April]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

York College, City University of New York (CUNY) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. British and/or U.S. Literatures - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at York College, City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in twentieth and twenty-first century British and/or U.S. literatures. Candidates must be qualified and willing to teach surveys that span earlier periods as well as lower- and upper-division composition courses.

Interest and experience in Digital Humanities and/or New Media Studies and academic program development are assets. Maintaining an active research program and scholarly achievement are expected.

The English Department offers majors in English and Journalism and minors in English, Creative Writing, and Journalism. The Department also administers the college's writing program.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English, a record of scholarly research, and demonstrated abilities in teaching English at the college level are required. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in hand by late August 2016. COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. HOW TO APPLY: Candidates for faculty positions should minimally provide a CurriculumVitae/resume and statement of scholarly interests. Additional requirements may appear below.

Please submit your application online through this job board as follows:

  • Go to http://www.cuny.edu and click on Employment
  • Select "Apply Now" then create or login to a user account and provide the requested information.
  • Click on Job Postings on CUNYfirst
  • Click Search job listings
  • Click on More search options
  • Search by Job Opening ID number 14057
  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter,

CV/resume, and contact information (email and telephone) for three references. Please upload these as ONE document in rtf, doc, or pdf format. CLOSING DATE: January 30, 2016

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Jan. 30 2016

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Google Hangout Interview 4/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Modern British 2016
  • No word on this one?
  • Have campus interviews been scheduled?

Visiting Positions / Limited Terms AppointmentsEdit

Colby College (ME) - Faculty Fellow of American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Applications are invited for a Faculty Fellow position in U.S. literature, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Curricular needs include nineteenth and twentieth century American poetry, poetic theory, and ecocriticism. Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence and research strength. The four-course teaching load will include three courses in American literature and one W1 writing intensive course for first-year students.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. 

To apply, please send application materials as PDF attachments to AmericanLitSearch@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests. 

Review of applications will begin in mid-November and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, contact the search committee chair, Professor Laurie E. Osborne at leosborn@colby.edu. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews; finalists will be invited for campus visits. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:  www.colby.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32164

MLA JIL 10/02/15

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in mid-November and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

College of Wooster (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (20th c. American Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in twentieth-century American Literature. Must be qualified to teach courses in textual and cultural interpretation, as well as writing, at all undergraduate levels. The teaching load is 2-3, plus advising of five senior independent study theses. Ph.D. required. For fullest consideration, submit letter of application, vita, unofficial graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/33285), no later than January 4, 2016. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

MLA JIL 12/4/15

Deadline: Jan. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Feb. 15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/7

Offer accepted: 3/8

NOTES:

Hampden-Sydney College (VA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English - 20th Century Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a two-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of English, specializing in British, American, transatlantic, hemispheric, or world Anglophone literature after 1900, beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will teach seven courses per year in literature and composition. In 2016-17, the five literature courses will include at least one 300-level course in his or her area of interest and two sections of introductory literature. Candidates should hold a Ph.D by time of employment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective four-year liberal arts college for men enrolling 1,050 students, located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/33668). Address letter to Professor Cristine Varholy, Chair, Department of English, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Candidates for Skype interviews will be selected from files received by Monday, February 8. Inquiries may be sent to cvarholy@hsc.edu. Hampden-Sydney College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

MLA JIL 1/15/16

Deadline: Feb. 8

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:

  • Anyone hear anything about this position? (2/29) <--Modern British page says Skype interviews have been scheduled. See above.
  • Also posted at Modern British 2016

Lafayette College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (19th or 20th c. American Lit.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Lafayette College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position (Ph.D. or ABD) in 19th or 20th century American Literature and composition/rhetoric. The appointment will begin July 1, 2016. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher committed to the mission of a liberal arts college who is able to teach lower and intermediate courses in expository writing and advanced courses in 19th or 20th century American literature.

Application materials (letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation, and two sample syllabi, one for an upper-division American literature seminar, and one for an introductory or intermediate expository writing course) may be submitted either through Interfolio or sent directly to Professor Steven Belletto, Department of English, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042. If your scholarship or teaching might support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/), please address in your letter.

The application deadline is April 1st, 2016; candidates will be contacted for Skype interviews by mid-April. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/34361

MLA JIL 3/4/16

Deadline: April 1

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):

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New School (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Literary Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a one-year visiting position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literary Studies with a start date of Fall 2016. Lang’s Literary Studies curriculum features discussion-based seminars that consider the written word from both critical and creative perspectives. Faculty utilize innovative methods to discover breadth and depth in texts, in writing assignments, and in the field as a whole.

We have a preference for a poet with the ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature. Open to subspecialties in environmental, U.S. subcultures, African American, Asian American, Latino, or other fields. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a teacher and a writer, in addition to scholarly expertise. Applicants who can teach transatlantic modernism and poetry workshops will be at a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will teach one fall course and three spring courses, in addition to advising a cohort of Literary Studies majors in the Writing and/or Literature concentration. This is a proportional full-time fixed-term faculty position with no presumption of renewal.

Minimum Qualifications: Poet or Nonfiction Writer with a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or American Studies; ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and appropriate publication record and reputation in the writing field. The candidate should have published at least one book of poetry or nonfiction.

The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran or marital status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education.

One Year Position

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send, via our online application system
https://careers.newschool.edu/ a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, AND a list of references. Please do not include additional materials at this time.

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.

Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in working for a world-class, urban university.

Interested candidates must apply online at: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/13113

Chronicle (posted 6/8/16)

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Queen's University (CAN) - Limited Term Adjunct, Modernisms Edit

http://www.queensu.ca/english/employment-opportunity

The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching the following on-campus courses: ENGL 360: Modern Literature (Fall/Winter), ENGL 446: New York City and the Gilded Age (Winter), and one of; ENGL 471 African American Literature (Fall), ENGL 487 Science Fictional Worlds (Fall), or ENGL 491 Autobiography and Life Writing (Fall). ENGL 360 is a third-year small lecture course with an expected enrolment of 60 students. ENGL 446, 471, 487 and 491 are fourth-year seminar courses with expected enrolments of 25 to 30 students. Candidates should have a Ph.D., or be near completion, and teaching experience at the University level in literary studies; expertise in modernist literatures preferred. This is a fall and winter term appointment for the period September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016, with classes in session from September 12, 2016 until April 7, 2017.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, donnelly@queensu.ca or 613-533-6000, Ext. 74445.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveag....

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, proposed course descriptions, etc.

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by email only to: Dr. Glenn Willmott, Associate Head, Department of English, Queen’s University gw12@queensu.ca

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Rollins College (FL) - Visiting Asst. Professor (American Lit. after 1850) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Rollins College invites applications for a one-year replacement position for a specialist in American Literature beginning Fall 2016. The teaching schedule of six courses over two semesters will include literature electives in the candidate’s area of specialization, an upper-level class in American literature after 1850, and at least one section of first-year writing. Courses include traditional and non-traditional students. A Ph.D. in American Literature is preferred; ABD may be considered.

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is a highly selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with approximately 1930 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Rollins is SACS and AACSB accredited. Ninety-four percent of Rollins’ 221 full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized College. For the 20th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins among the top two regional universities in the South and first in Florida in its annual rankings of “Best Colleges.”

Rollins College offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health coverage, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, and full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Interested candidates must apply online through the Rollins' employment website. Apply link: https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/3284

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Chronicle (posted May 3)

Deadline: 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 3 letters of rec. requested 5/23

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview scheduled for 6/6/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview): via email 6/8/16

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Smith College (MA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender and English Language and LiteratureEdit

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language and Literature at Smith College invite applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin July 2016. 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.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach three courses in SWG and two in English. Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. Candidates who work in fields of Native and indigenous studies, women of color feminisms, Asian American, and Latin@/x Studies are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

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. 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. Details about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/swg/. Details about the Department of English Language and Literature may be found at http://www.smith.edu/english/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/34883 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2016.

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Springfield College (MA) - Instructor of Literature (incl. 20th c. and Contemporary American Lit. - 2 Positions) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Springfield College invites applications for one-year appointments as an Instructor of Literature (2 appointments) in the Humanities Department for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

The College is seeking two generalists to teach courses in 20th Century and Contemporary American literature and College Writing. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester. Experience in teaching Asian American literature, American short story and/or Modern American poetry desirable.

Qualifications include a Master's Degree or higher in English or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience teaching literature and composition at the college level.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics philosophy - education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity.

Initial review of applications will begin June 5th, with an employment date of August 2016. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for two professional references to:

Dr. Alice Eaton, Chairperson, Humanities Department, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109. E-applications welcome at aeaton@springfieldcollege.edu.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: June 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone, 5/12 (given deadline, these interviews may be rolling--not sure)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 5/20 (campus interviews scheduled)

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16Edit

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

ABD (early):

ABD and will defend this year: 4

Post Doc:

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

Unemployed PhD, looking for job:

Have TT position, looking for new one: 1

Tenured but hankering after greener pastures:

Lurker:

Search committee member:

Primary area(s) of research

Fiction:

Drama:

Poetry: 1

Other:

Modernism: 2

pre-1945: 1

post-1945: 3

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