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Page for Academic Positions in 20-21st c. American Literature that begin in 2017.

Last year's page:  20-21 c. American 2016.

NEW PAGE for 2018 jobs: 20-21 c. American 2019

See also English Literature 2016-2017  and American Studies 2017.

Salary information from previous years' job seasons available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016 and English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017.

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

Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern DramaEdit

The English Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2017, pending final budgetary approval. Duties include publishing on and teaching courses (2/2 load) in modern and/or contemporary drama and performance with an emphasis on race and/or gender, with a strong capacity to teach in a related literary field. Evidence of scholarly research required. Doctoral degree required by time of appointment. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, vita, and 2-page description of dissertation or major publications by November 1, 2016 to ensearch@bu.edu. Interviews at MLA. This position is part of a multi-department hiring initiative aimed at increasing the College of Arts and Science’s strengths in critical perspectives on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexualities. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

https://apply.interfolio.com/37975

MLA JIL 09/23/16

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - post-1945 Literature (British, American, and/or World Literatures in English) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language. The department seeks to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and realize their own intellectual and creative goals.

At the undergraduate and graduate levels, the English Department presents a broad and balanced curriculum designed to develop the reading and writing skills, the interpretative abilities, and the cultural awareness of its students by maintaining and enhancing a tradition of strong teaching, solid scholarship, and vigorous support of creative literary activity.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

Duties/Responsibilities: - Exhibit superior teaching skills across a broad range of classes to 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 through active participation in committee work and faculty self-governance. - Participate in student advising. - Make contributions to the broader community.

Course assignments may include: - Undergraduate writing courses. - Large literature surveys. - Upper-division undergraduate courses. - Graduate seminars in the specialty area.

Normal teaching load is four courses per semester.

Qualifications REQUIRED: - Ph.D. in English or related field required. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2017. - Specialization in post-1945 literature (British, American, and/or World Literatures in English). - Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the college level. - Active scholarly agenda. - Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and communities.

This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review: Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2016. This position will remain open until filled. All materials must be received by this date to ensure full consideration.

Application Procedures: 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.

Applicants must include the following attachments with the application: 1. Cover letter that addresses the qualifications for the position. 2. Current curriculum vitae. 3. Writing sample (approximately 15 pages). 4. Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview).

At the time of application, please also 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 95819-6075. english@csus.edu

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Modern British 2017 and Anglophone 2017
  • 12/24: Any news on notifications?  Does anyone know if they're interviewing at MLA? 
  • I haven't heard anything or seen updates anywhere. Maybe the committee is going to convene at the start of the spring?
  • They've scheduled Skype interviews - I just updated the ad for a friend. :/
  • Thanks for the update. Always good to know and congrats to your friend on making the cut!
  • Any updates on campus interviews?

Colorado State University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of English in 20th & 21st C. Lit (incl. Environmental / Ecological Emphasis) - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level position of Assistant Professor of English specializing in 20th and 21st Century Literature. We are seeking a scholar and teacher working in any field of 20th and 21st century literature with a focus on one or more of the following areas: the environment, ecology, the anthropocene, environmental justice, bioregionalism, or animal studies. Candidates should be able to contribute both to the intellectual life of the department and to participate in and envision interdisciplinary initiatives across campus. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2017.

Required Job Qualifications: PhD in English or related field of study at time of appointment Evidence of sustained critical and pedagogical engagement with literature in relation to the environment, ecology, the anthropocene, environmental justice, bioregionalism, or animal studies Evidence of potential as a teacher and a scholar.

Preferred Job Qualifications: Experience teaching or conducting research in interdisciplinary programs, particularly involving the sciences.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching portfolio of no more than 10 pages showing evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample of no more than 30 pages of scholarly work (preferably published or forthcoming), and enter the name and contact information for three references who will be emailed a request for a letter of recommendation upon submission of your application. Address cover letter to Search Chair, 20th and 21st Century Literature.

Semifinalists will be invited in December to schedule an interview by video conference.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on: 10/17/2016

Link to Apply: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/37528

Deadline: Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/23 BlueJeans interview scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - American Lit. and Culture - Open Spec. - CAMPUS VISITS HELDEdit

The English Department at Duke University is looking to make a tenure-line appointment in American Literature and Culture. This appointment will be at the assistant level, specialization open. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Successful candidates will be published researchers, superb writers, and imaginative commanding teachers. We also seek visionary citizens of the humanities in its myriad constitutions. Appointment begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. All materials received by October 15, 2016 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.

LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Duke/English/7861

Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (official email from department) "We received 332 applications." x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): shortlist Skype interviews scheduled Nov 25.

Skype Interview scheduled 12/8

  • Can anyone confirm this? Seems odd no one else posted in 10 days.  Thanks!
  • Was wondering the same thing, especially since 11/25 was the Friday after Thanksgving, an unlikely date for adminstrative emails, and since someone on the American Open page deleted the reference to this message (it has since been restored), suggesting some kind of insider info... Thoughts? (12/9)
  • No information on this, but the deletion on American Open 2017 was almost certainly an accident and probably shouldn't be taken as signifying anything either way. FWIW: Early American 2017 states Skype Interviews for the Early Am. Lit. Duke job (same deadline I think), were just scheduled yesterday. [12/9]
  • Campus visits are being scheduled for January and early February
  • 12/13: can anyone else confirm? Are you sure campus visits are for this job, not getting confused with Duke Theory job, posted at Theory 2017?
  • 1/16: Any new news on the status of this search?

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Posted in header: "CAMPUS VISITS BEING SCHEDULED 12/12" - can anyone else confirm?
  • campus Visit information incorrect. Skype interviews have been scheduled for MLA. <-- Thank you for clarifying; I think there may be confusion with another Duke search [posted 12/13]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Early American 2017 and American Open 2017
  • Any news on this? Campus visits happened in February... no news since then.
  • Looks like there are a few new names in their course listings; seems this job went to a Rutgers American Studies PhD. Proof.

Murray State University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature, 1900-present - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, American Literature, Department of English and Philosophy, Murray State University. Position to begin August 2017.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities: Teach 12 hours per semester in composition, humanities, and areas of expertise; conduct research sufficient for tenure and advancement; engage in appropriate service.

Minimum Education Requirements: Ph.D. in English, with a specialization in a period of American Literature from 1900 to the present. Preferred expertise in Ethnic American Literature, other than African American; poetry; and/or drama. ABDs with documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements: Ability to teach composition and an undergraduate American survey course (1865-1945) required. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications: Ability to teach online preferred.

Posting Date: 09/23/2016

Closing Date: 11/01/2016

Special Instructions to Applicants: Along with the application, the following items must be included.

Letter of application
Current CV
Copies of graduate transcripts
Contact information for three (3) references who will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendation letter online.

LINK: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/6042

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interviews to be held December 2nd-6th [posted 11/27]

  • Did anybody hear from them directly? Would you mind sharing your specialization if you did? Thx. (11/29)
  • Any word after the Skype interviews? Thanks (1/1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: (1/30)

Offer accepted: (2/6)

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Smith College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women & Gender (Contemporary US) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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, to begin July 2017. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary United States.

Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who work in women of color feminisms, Native and indigenous studies, Arab American and Latin@/x Studies; comparative work is welcome. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include critical race theory, queer theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is expected 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 the successful candidate must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major’s interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, the successful candidate 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/37193 with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016. Interviews with semifinalists will be held via video conference in early January 2017.

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted:

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University of Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Critical Theory and Modernist and/or Contemporary Literatures - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. Specialization: Critical theory, with an additional emphasis in English-language modernist and/or contemporary literatures. Successful candidates must demonstrate scholarship and commitment to teaching in both historical theoretical movements (post-structuralism, critical theory, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, feminism) and contemporary practices (Marxist, Lacanian, queer, globalization, affect, post-colonial, critical race theories), as well as in one or more English-language twentieth-century and/or contemporary literary traditions. We especially welcome candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following: multiple media and genres, digital humanities, cultural studies, comparative approaches, and non-Anglo-American English-language literatures (South Asian, Irish, Caribbean, African). The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester.The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in hand by June 30, 2017.

Preferred Qualifications: A strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ job number 499334, and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) an article-length writing sample. Selected applicants will be contacted for letters of recommendation and for interviews at MLA. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 20, but the position will remain open until filled. Send email inquiries or nominations to Phillip E. Wegner (pwegner@ufl.edu).

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 20

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:

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University of Iceland - TT Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Contemporary British and American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 300 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, Sciences and Engineering.

The Faculty of Foreign Languages, Literature and Linguistics invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Contemporary British and American Literature. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in English and specialist knowledge relating to contemporary British and American literature. Research is an important aspect of the position: applicants will therefore be expected to demonstrate an active research programme and promising publication record.

The successful applicant will contribute to historical and theoretical first, second and third year BA courses and MA seminars on British and American Literature, and academic writing about literature. The applicant will also supervise B.A. essays and M.A. and Ph.D. theses in English Literature. The ability to cover introductory teaching in earlier British and American literature would be an advantage. Teaching is in English and therefore near-native proficiency in English is required. Most compulsory courses are taught by distance as well as on-site so the successful applicant must be willing and able to participate in distance teaching, and interest in digital humanities is an advantage.

The position carries full administrative responsibilities and therefore proficiency in Icelandic will be an advantage, though not a prerequisite; a willingness to achieve basic competence in Icelandic in the first two years is expected. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential assets.

This is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment of five years.

The evaluation of academic merits will be in accord with Icelandic Law and Rules for the University of Iceland No. 569/2009.

Applicants shall include with their applications certificates attesting to their education and work experience, a list of their publications, a report on their scholarly work and other works they have carried out, and a report on their research plans if they are offered the position. Applications must make clear which of their publications, the applicants regard as the most important regarding the advertised position (no more than eight publications should be selected). Applicants must send the most important publications with their application, or indications as to where they are accessible in electronic form. When more than one author has produced a publication, the applicant must account for his or her own contribution to the work. Applicants are also expected to include references for their teaching and administrative work, as appropriate.

Salary for the position of Assistant Professors/Lecturers will be according to the current collective wage and salary agreement between the Union of University Teachers/ State University Professors´ Union, and the Minister of Finance.

The deadline for application is October 3rd 2016. The successful applicant is expected to start the appointment no later than January 1st 2017.

Applications and accompanying documentation should preferably be submitted in electronic form by e-mail: bmz@hi.is reference is hi 16090001. Applications and accompanying documentation that are not submitted in electronic form must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Research at the University of Iceland, Main Building at Sudurgata, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been taken.

For further information contact Guðrún Björk Guðsteinsdóttir Chair of Department in English, tel.: +354 525 4453, e-mail gsteins@hi.is; and Óskar Einarsson Director of Administration, tel.: +354 525 5236, email oe@hi.is.

Appointments to the University of Iceland do take into account the Equal Rights Project of the University of Iceland.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

  • This is wild. They sent a PDF report of the evaluation committee to all 48 applicants, including everyone's names, highlights of each applicant's CV, the judgment as to whether you met or did not meet the minimum qualifications for the position (I didn't meet them), and the (limited) procedure for appealing their decision. (12/16)
  • Wait, when did you get this? I applied and I haven't received anything.
  • I got it this morning (12/16). I also received a confirmation of my application back in October.
  • All Nordic countries do this too my knoweledge: the appointed search committee are all external to the hiring institution and everything is done in public.  Very fair way of operating if you ask me. 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled for 02/16/17 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Modern British 2017
  • Does anyone know what they mean by certificates attesting to work experience? I wrote and asked but didn't get a reply.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Modern American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern American literature, with the ability to teach graduate courses in Nineteenth-Century American literature. Additional areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, Southern Literature, Science Fiction, and/or Creative Writing. The course load is six courses per year. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and capstone courses, surveys, upper-division classes and graduate seminars in American literature. Expectations include a strong record of teaching excellence, research, student advising, and college service. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English required, must be in hand no later than July 2017, record of professional activities and publications, teaching experience. Please send letter of application and CV to Dr. Dayana Stetco, Department Head, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43719, Lafayette, LA 70504 or english@louisiana.edu, no later than December 5, 2016. AA/EEO LA 1-16. http://www.louisiana.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/39367

MLA JIL 11/11/16

Deadline: Dec. 5

Acknowledgment received: Dec 5

Request for additional materials: Received 12/13 x2

Rejection (no interview): Jan 2 (decent form letter) x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/21 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):  1/23 X1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Michigan (MI) - Open Rank - Later-20th Century and Contemporary Literature - OFFER MADEEdit

Open rank, starting date September 2017, university-year appointment.

The Department of English at the University of Michigan invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in later-20th century and contemporary American, Anglophone, and/or British literary studies. We take an expansive view of these fields and welcome work that stretches and crosses boundaries of history, genre, method, discipline, region, and canonicity.

Applicants should use the “Open Faculty Positions” link on the UM English Department website (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/) to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference by September 30. The University of Michigan and the Department of English value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Chronicle

Deadline: Sept. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): By (very gracious) email, 11/18 --->Yes, but their "most pressing departmental needs" could have been put into the job ad and saved job applicants some trouble.  <--- Did your email have the same wording? A: Yes. 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Interview request on 10/27 (Blue Jeans teleconferencing for interview)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: (12/15/2016)  

Offer accepted:

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University of Rhode Island (RI) - TT Assistant Professor, English - Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Literature and CultureEdit

Basic Function: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in contemporary U.S. ethnic literature and culture; maintain a record of publication in the field; advise students; contribute to departmental and university governance and service.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Required Qualifications Required:

1. Must possess or be near completion of a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or American Studies (ABD candidates will be expected to complete their degrees before the end of first year of appointment).

2. Demonstrate specialization in at least one of the following areas: a). contemporary Asian American literature and culture; b). contemporary Native American literature and culture; c). contemporary U.S. Latinx (Latina/Latino) literature and culture, d). contemporary Arab American literature and culture.

3. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications Preferred:

1. Specialization in one or more of the following areas: a). transnational and global approaches b). comparative ethnicity and race studies c). African American literature and culture d). Digital Humanities.

2. Demonstrated teaching experience.

3. Peer-reviewed publications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Search will remain open until filled: First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2016. Secondary consideration may be given to applications received by December 1, 2016. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 1, 2016) may not be given full consideration.

Apply at: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1772

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted:

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Villanova University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Latinx/@ or Asian-American Fiction with expertise in 21st C. Literature - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Villanova University is seeking applications for a tenure track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2017 in Latinx/@ or Asian-American Fiction with expertise in Twenty-First Century Literature to teach courses at the undergraduate and Master’s level.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities: Scholarly publication. Teaching: schedule for junior faculty is five courses per year, primarily courses at the advanced undergraduate level, but also graduate courses and lower-level courses. Advanced undergraduate teaching will include courses in area of specialization, as well as additional courses depending on other specialties and interests. Service to the department and university.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. required but candidates close to completion of degree may be considered. To apply, please go to https://jobs.villanova.edu/.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation/book abstract or equivalent, recent writing sample, and contact information for at least three references who will receive a link to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

The deadline for applications is November 4, 2016; interviews at the MLA Convention or, if necessary, by Skype. In case of questions, contact Professor Heather Hicks, Chair, English Department, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085-1699.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Offer accepted:

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

Delta State University (MS) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern / Contemporary Literature / DramaEdit

The Division of Languages and Literature at Delta State University is seeking a full-time assistant professor of English. A concentration in modern or contemporary literature is desired. A PhD or MFA in hand is required.

Applicants with MFAs will be considered if they have significant graduate course work in modern or contemporary literature or drama.

Candidates should have the ability to teach general education multi-genre and composition classes, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in a 4-4 teaching load. Significant experience teaching at the college level, experience directing dramatic productions, and experience teaching online are preferences, but not requirements.

Service responsibilities include advising, recruiting, program assessment, program supervision, and serving on departmental and university committees.

Qualifications: The teaching load is a 4-4 in English, thus a minimum of 18 earned graduate hours in English composition and literature is required of all applicants. A PhD or MFA in hand is required.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD or MFA in hand is required. We are seeking a generalist.

Preferred Qualifications: A specialization in modern and contemporary literature, the ability to teach high-quality online classes, and the ability to direct dramatic productions are preferences, but not requirements.

Special Instructions to Applicants: A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three professional references, a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts are required. Candidates who are brought to campus to interview will be expected to demonstrate a 45 minute teaching/research presentation.

Please address the letter of application to Don Allan Mitchell, Chair, Division of Languages and Literature, Delta State University. Review of applications begins immediately.

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Open Date: 04/04/2017

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Open Until Filled: Yes

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://deltastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/1957

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.

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Florida International University (FL) - Full-Time Instructor - Contemporary Americanist (Latinx)Edit

The Department of English at Florida International University invites applications for a full-time instructor specializing in Contemporary Americanist (latinx), beginning Fall 2017. Possible subspecialties include transnational and comparative Caribbean literatures and cultures. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or another related field and have a strong teaching record. The successful candidate will carry a 4/4 load over nine months, with courses in lower and upper divisions.

The appointment will be made at the level of Instructor, with possibilities for promotion to Senior Instructor. This position is renewable, contingent upon budget, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

The English Department seeks to recruit and support a faculty that reflects the diversity of FIU, a federally-recognized Hispanic Serving Institution with a majority Latinx student population. Applicants from groups underrepresented in the academy are especially desirable.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a current CV, a letter of application, and a statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references, to be contacted as determined by the search committee. Questions regarding this position may be directed via email to Martha Schoolman ( mschoolm@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 20, 2017. Review will continue until position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 51300

Online App. Form: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu

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Florida Southern College (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - American Lit. - 1865-presentEdit

The Department of English at Florida Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in English with an emphasis in American literature from 1865 to the present. Candidates should also have a commitment to teaching freshman composition.

Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages, the Assistant Professor position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities, as well as a Ph.D. in English with an American literature specialization. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester, including at least one section of freshman composition. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will contribute to the major in English and to college-wide service courses.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in American literature by the time of appointment. Candidates must also demonstrate an active research agenda in the area of specialization. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching American literature and composition, with evidence of excellence in teaching. The Department anticipates hiring a dynamic and collaborative colleague who demonstrates a commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and skill in methods of engaged learning, as well as interest in being actively involved with students outside of the classroom. The Department also expects that the new hire will be able to use instructional technology effectively. In addition, all FSC faculty members participate in activities that enrich the intellectual life of the College and support its teaching and learning community.

Screening of applications begins April 3, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 2017. A complete application consists of a letter specifically addressing the qualifications cited above; a current curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered

You can apply for this position online at http://www.flsouthern.edu/jobs

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Louisiana Tech University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - 19-20th c. American Literature (Poetry)Edit

Louisiana Tech University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in English. Ph.D. required with a specialization in 19th-20th century American literature with an emphasis in poetry. Secondary interests in colonial literature, American drama, and technical writing are a plus. Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate-level courses and serving on M.A. committees. Salary is competitive. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 20, and continue until the position is filled. Position begins September 1, 2017. Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae with names, email address, and telephone numbers of three current references as an email attachment to Dr. Susan Roach (msroach@latech.edu). Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana System, is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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University of North Georgia (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - 20/21st-c. American Literature - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature. Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Review of applications will start February 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The English Department is seeking candidates who are qualified to teach 20 th/21 st-century American literatures with one or more of the following specializations: African American Literature, Latina/o Literature, Native American Literature. The successful candidate will also teach courses in the First Year Composition program and lower-level literature survey courses. Some graduate-level teaching may be included. Ability to teach online courses is a plus. In addition to a 4/4 teaching load, the position will include research, advising, and other service. Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements: Must have Ph.D. in American Literature or a related field in hand by August 1, 2017. Teaching experience is desired.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

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Contact: Human Resources

University of North Georgia

Phone: (706) 864-1440

Online App. Form: https://ung.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=23375&job=assistant-professor-of-american-literature-fall-2017

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  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2017
  • Does anyone know what campus this job would be on? There are 5 campuses. --> It's on the Dahlonega campus

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California Inst. of Technology (CA) - Postdoctoral Instructor in American Literature (20-21st c. - pref. Ethnic American Lit.) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructor appointment, beginning fall 2017. Area of Specialization: Twentieth- and/or Twenty-first-century American Literature. We are especially interested in candidates who work on African American literature, Latino/Latina literature, Asian American literature, or Native American literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three (ten-week) undergraduate seminars per year on the quarter system. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

Interested candidates should apply electronically at: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/americanlit Candidates unable to apply electronically may submit a letter of application, research abstract, CV, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample of no more than 25 pages to Chair, American Literature Postdoc Search, HSS M/C 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2016.

MLA JIL 10/28/16

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Catawba College (NC) - Visiting Asst. Professor - 20th c. American Lit. and Poetry WritingEdit

Catawba College welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English beginning August 2017. We seek a generalist with a strong ability to teach 20th century American literature and poetry writing. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the preparation and ability to teach first-year writing courses and introductory literature courses; the teaching load is four courses each semester, with three composition classes and one literature class. This is a one-year appointment that can be renewed two additional times. A Ph.D. is preferred at the time of appointment; however, ABD candidates will also be considered.

Please submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to englishsearch@catawba.edu (PDF versions only, packaged in one file, with subject heading "VAP Search"). Review of completed applications will begin 20 February 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Catawba College is a small institution in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba provides an education focused on a philosophy of liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years.

The College mission is to provide "students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation" and to enable "students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens." More information about Catawba College can be found at http://www.catawba.edu.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

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Muhlenberg College (PA) - Visiting Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. American Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English of Muhlenberg College seeks a full-time, one-year replacement appointment for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English to teach both established and special topics courses in 20th & 21st century American fiction as well as a first-year seminar. 3/3 courseload, competitive salary, recent Ph.D. preferred, starting date is August 2017.

Candidates should have a serious commitment to teaching and a demonstrable knowledge of representative works and figures in the field. They should also be capable of addressing newly-emergent forms and formats of contemporary fiction-making, and evolving networks of literary distribution. In addition to a letter of application, candidates should include a CV; three letters of reference; a brief (10-20 page) writing sample; a statement describing experiences with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness; and a single page description of a course s/he would particularly like to teach at Muhlenberg, possibly informed or inspired by the candidate's ongoing research and writing agenda. Please submit applications electronically to our administrative assistant, Cathie Ingram, no later than February 20, 2017 at this email address: EnglishSearch@muhlenberg.edu. Skype interviews for shortlisted candidates will likely be scheduled for the first or second week of March.

Muhlenberg College is a selective private liberal arts college of approximately 2300 students located approximately 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmuhlenberg/

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New Mexico State University (NM) - Visiting Assistant Professor of 20th- and 21st-century American Film and Fiction (begin Jan. 2017) - OFFER MADEEdit

The English Department at New Mexico State University invites applications for a three-semester visiting assistant professor specializing in 20th- and 21st-century American film and fiction. Position is for three semesters, starting January 12, 2017 and finishing May 15, 2018.

Qualifications: PhD required, with the ability to teach upper level/graduate seminars in the field(s) as well as a range of courses in literature and writing across the curriculum. The course load will be four courses per semester. We are especially interested in applicants who engender a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms to enliven and make more inclusive the work of the department.

Required Qualifications: PhD in literature, film, cultural studies, or related area.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, writing sample (listed as Other Document), and contact information for references. Once all materials are submitted, the online system will send an email to the candidate’s references, instructing them to electronically submit the references by November 11, 2016. Three letters of recommendation will be required.

Posting Date: 09/29/2016

Closing Date: 11/11/2016

Target Salary Rate: Competitive

Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional): 01/12/2017

Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional): 05/15/2018

Apply at: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/26372

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) - VIsiting Asst. Professor - 20th c. American Literature—OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century American Literature. Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D in this field. The successful candidate for this position should have a promising publishing agenda, proven excellence in the classroom, and a Ph.D in hand by August 2017.

The English Department offers undergraduate tracks in both CT and Literature, as well as a Master’s program in Texts, Technologies and Literature. The teaching load is 3/3, and candidates must be prepared to teach lower and upper level undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors as well as graduate level courses. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching expertise can contribute to the department’s commitment to engaging with issues of diversity in our curriculum.

In a 2015 ranking of “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News and World Report, UMBC is #4 in the nation, joining MIT and Stanford in the top five. As a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the campus of UMBC, with almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity in the region. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with list of relevant coursework completed, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/42018. In addition, applicants must include a writing sample and a separate statement discussing how their pedagogy and possible course topics demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. For best consideration, apply by June 12, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be conducted using Skype or phone. For questions concerning this position, contact Orianne Smith, Chair, at osmith@umbc.edu.

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