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Page for academic positions that start in Fall 2012 or later.

Last year's page: African American 2011

See Also: African American Studies 2012 (for non-lit jobs)

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Arizona State University, Barrett Honors CollegeEdit

Full-time, multi-year faculty position.

Primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year seminar, a two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills.

Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching a variety of texts using multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.

Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required.

More information at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000711869-01 or at http://barretthonors.asu.edu/2012/01/lecturer-barrett-honors-college/

Search application deadline: February 13th or until filled.

Additional materials requested:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Brown University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

African American Literature. Assistant professor, tenure track, or associate professor with tenure, departments of English and American Studies. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, with interests in any area of African American literature. For assistant professor, please send letter of application, dossier (c.v. and three letters of recommendation), and dissertation abstract or selected publications; Ph.D. complete by June 2012. Candidates for associate professor should hold the Ph.D. and demonstrate at least five years of successful teaching and a substantial record of publication, including publication of a book; please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of five referees whom the department may contact directly. Address applications to Professor Rolland Murray, Chair, African American Search Committee, English Department, Box 1852, 70 Brown Street, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2011.

Chronicle

Acknowledgment received: by mail 11/5 x 2, by mail 11/14 (does this mean anything selective? or does everyone get this), by mail 11/18, by mail 11/21, 11/21 x2 (re: the earlier question - my guess is that everybody gets this) <--- very generous of the search committee chair to sign every letter confimation! I imagine they'll get at least several hundred apps.

Request for additional materials: request for writing sample yesterday (11/28) by email

was this for the asst or the associate level?

Wasn't the writing sample included in the original application? Was this request for additional material, or did you forget to include the sample in the first app?

Writing sample was included at assistant level not at the associate level.

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: OFFER ACCEPTED [posted 3/19]

NOTES:

Bucknell University - 1 year VAPEdit

Job Summary: One-year Visiting Assistant Professor in African American Literature, beginning August 2012.

Minimum Requirements: The successful applicant must have a PhD in hand or near completion.

Special Instructions to Applicants: The committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled. All materials should be submitted to https://jobs.bucknell.edu/. Bucknell University values a diverse college community and is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Bucknell University welcomes applications from women and minority candidates. Bucknell University is an EEO Employer.

HigherEdJobs.com

Additional materials requested:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

5/24 - I've been paying less attention, but is this a cancelled search? It doesn't appear on Bucknell's jobs page and higheredjobs has it noted as "no longer listed." Anybody know the story? I had understood this was now going to be a search for a tt job in '13...

Colgate University - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in African American Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall term 2012. We welcome candidates who pursue interdisciplinary approaches that may include film studies, popular culture, and gender studies. Completion of the PhD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes introductory literature courses and advanced courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Letter of application, vita, dossier and three letters of reference must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1142

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews at the MLA Convention in Seattle, January 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/12 (by email) x4; 12/13 (by email)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/3

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anybody hear anything about this yet? A: MLA interview scheduled 12/12.

Some postings on this page seem to have disappeared...? Anyone hear from Colgate one way or the other?

1/13 - Odd - my post about my interview experience has been removed. Is there a convention on this wiki re: not posting interview experiences here? And nope, haven't heard anything either way yet...
1/13 - I'd be interested in reading about interview experiences. Re-post?
1/25 - Any post-MLA news from Colgate? I don't count on being a finalist at this point, but I'm curious about the process.
--nothing here, but agreed, it seems doubtful that campus visits haven't been scheduled/aren't ongoing.
--Nothing here either. I'm still holding out a sliver of hope (admittedly very much a sliver). Five people reported MLA interviews on this wiki, and it looks like none of us have heard one way or the other. Maybe there's a chance, though unlikely?
--What is most revealing is the fact that we are still wondering about Colgate after so many of us had such negative interview experiences. Buyers' market indeed.
2/1 - No word on my end either. (x4)
2/18 - email from chair that they've finished their search, nice to have met you, etc.

College of Wooster - VAP - INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Departments of English and History at The College of Wooster invite applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in 19th and 20th-century African, African Diaspora, or African American Studies, beginning August 2012. The position will have a 3-3 teaching load, contributing courses in the Departments of History and English and courses cross-listed in the Department of Africana Studies. Interdisciplinary training and experience teaching writing required. PhD preferred; advanced ABD will be considered. Please send letter of interest, cv, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Natalie McCoy, Administrative Coordinator, Department of History, The College of Wooster. Additional evidence of research and teaching interests is welcome. Review of materials will begin January 6, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of application materials (in pdf format) required. Inquiries and electronic submissions can be sent to Natalie McCoy (nmccoy@wooster.edu).

Deadline: Jan. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: 2/9

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Drexel University - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University seeks an Assistant Professor specializing in 20th and 21st century African-American Literature. Complementary fields might include Literature and Science or Drama/Performance Studies. Candidates’ work should suit the particular research and teaching environment of Drexel University, a cooperative education based learning institution.

Successful candidates for this position will present strong evidence of scholarly promise, excellence in teaching, and have a PhD in English or Comparative Literature. The 6-course per year teaching load comprises lower and upper-level classes for majors and non-majors. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in African-American literature and culture, contribute to the department’s growing digital humanities initiative, and participate in university wide collaborative research and teaching initiatives between the humanities and the sciences.

To apply, create an application by registering a user name and password at http://www.drexeljobs.com. Once you have created the application, please upload your cover letter and CV, preferably as PDF files, and a sample of scholarly writing (20 pp. or less). Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Raymond Brebach, chair, African-American Literature Search Committee at brebach@drexel.edu by November 10, 2011. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA convention in January 2012. Position is effective on September 1, 2012. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Deadline: DEADLINE PASSED Nov 10, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 11/23 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

George Mason University - MLA INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

The George Mason University, Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in African American Literature. Position begins fall of 2012.

The candidate should specialize in African American Women's Literature, Criticism and Theory with an emphasis on 20th/21st-century fiction writers such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and Gloria Naylor. Additional expertise in the modern literatures of the African diaspora is also desirable. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. Review of applications begins November 2, 2011, with interviews at the 2012 MLA convention.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: review begins Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (but my MLA interview did not feel good -- so if you interviewed, know you looked even better by comparison! ;)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/21 by e-mail

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Georgia State UniversityEdit

Assistant professor of 20th/21st Century African American Literature. Georgia State University, a leading research institution in downtown Atlanta, invites applicants for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in 20th/21st Century African American Literature, to begin Fall 2012, pending budgetary approval. Requires Ph.D. by time of appointment, evidence of strong scholarly potential, excellent teaching, and commitment to service. Normal teaching load is 2/2 (graduate and undergraduate). Salary competitive. Selected candidates will be interviewed at MLA.

Send letter and CV only (no dossiers or writing samples; no electronic submissions) by November 10 to Calvin Thomas, Chair, New Appointments Committee, PO Box 3970, Department of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302-3970. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. GSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO employer. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

From MLA JIL 9/16/11

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Received an email requesting that I mail my dossier (writing sample, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and relevant syllabi) on 10/25/11. Rec'd same request 11/15/11. Me, too, 11/18 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Just curious: did this go forward? Or was the search cancelled?

Gettysburg College - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Gettysburg College seeks a tenure‑track Assistant Professor of African American Literature to start in August 2012. We welcome applications from candidates working in any period of African American literature, although the ability to teach critical theory would be an added strength. The 3/2 teaching load will include first‑year seminars, broad intermediate‑level courses, and more specialized upper‑level courses. The successful candidate will combine a vibrant research agenda with a commitment to thoughtful student advisement and excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have PhD in hand by the time of appointment. 

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of no more than 30 pages to Professor Elizabeth Duquette, African American Literature Search Chair, Department of English, Campus Box 397, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Requests for dossiers will be made after an initial review; interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Application materials should be postmarked by November 11, 2011.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received: 10/21, 11/21

Request for additional materials: 12/1 (via email) x5

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 x2 (via phone call)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: What materials beyond rec letters do you think are being requested when they ask for a dossier?

A: I'm assuming they just mean recommendation letters. Some people specify transcripts too when they request a "dossier," but in my experience, if they don't clarify or state otherwise, then they just want the rec letters. Anyone else have ideas on this? Good luck, everyone!

Ithaca CollegeEdit

Ithaca College's Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible position in African American literature, beginning AY 2012-13. In addition to teaching African American literature courses at the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses in African American and/or multicultural literature to graduate students in MAT program.

Interested individuals should apply on line at http://www.icjobs.org and attach submit letter of application and c.v. Under separate cover, please send three letters of reference to Claire Gleitman, Chair, Department of English, Ithaca College, 303 Muller Center, Ithaca, NY 14850. Questions about on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until interviews are scheduled. Interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle, WA, January 2012.

HigherEdJobs

Acknowledgment received: 10/1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (x6); 12/13 (x3)

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone heard from them? yes: email rejection: 12/12

James Madison University - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English in African American and African Diasporic Literatures. We are especially interested in candidates with interests in critical race theory, race and gender, and race and popular culture. Tenure-track position, to begin Fall 2012. Successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2012. The deadline for receipt of all materials is November 2, 2011.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses in African American literature as well as introductory courses serving the General Education curriculum, with opportunities to teach in the Africana Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and Film Studies programs. The English Department faculty does not teach freshman composition.

Qualifications: Successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2012. Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence. Publication and service are expected for tenure. Pay Rate: Commensurate w/ experience

Special Instructions: To apply for this position, candidates must complete the faculty profile at: https://JobLink.jmu.edu . Candidates must also send a cover letter, c.v., and writing sample, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Matthew Rebhorn, African American Literature Search Chair, Department of English, MSC 1801, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled by phone, 11/21 (x 2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Nevada State College [see full job ad] - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

From HigherEdJobs.com JIL 7/28/11

The School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in English to begin fall 2012. We seek a candidate who is enthusiastic and able to teach composition and writing courses, introductory literature classes, and upper division courses for the English major. The preferred candidate will also be able to teach courses in the Integrated Studies major, which allows students to partake in interdisciplinary study across academic disciplines and professional fields...Ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Ethnic Studies and Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Caribbean Literature, African American Literature, Chicano Literature, Comparative Literature, and/or World Literature

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in October 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or Phone interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled on 12/7 for 12/15.

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2012 , Comparative Literature, Anglophone/Postcolonial, British Open, Generalist

New York University - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University seeks a specialist in African-American literature, to be appointed as either tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor effective September 1, 2012, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We invite applicants working in any area of African-American literary studies, irrespective of critical approach, with research interests that enhance or complement the department's strengths in literary history and post-colonial studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2012.

Applicants already holding tenure should submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names of three referees; untenured applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 90,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu . All applications will be acknowledged, and the official review will begin on October 1, 2011.

H-Net

Deadline: review begins Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received: Oct 14

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: Skype Interview 10/31. They've already cut down to 3 for campus visit.

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes (see above)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES:

I know NYU is/has finished interviewing finalists. Friend of mine was in the first round of interviews and didn't make he cut. They are terrible about acknowledements.

Question: Is NYU hiring at the assistant or associate level?

Portland State University - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English department at Portland State University seeks an Assistant Professor specializing in African American Literature and culture in English to start September 16, 2012. Successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses focused in African American literature as well as core courses in support of the English and University Studies curriculum. Ph.D. from a literature department or appropriate area studies program required for this position. 2/2/2 courseload; salary competitive ($50,265 minimum) and excellent benefits. Send letter, C.V., writing sample and three letters of recommendations to Chair, African American Lit. Search Committee, Department of English, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland OR 97207-0751. All application materials must be received by November 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in January, 2012. Additional information at http://www.pdx.edu/hr/faculty-administrative-openings

From MLA JIL 9/16/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (by phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Princeton UniversityEdit

Princeton University's Department of English and the Center for African American Studies invite applications from scholars specializing in twentieth-century African American literature and culture. We particularly seek applications at the assistant professor level, though recently tenured associate professors may also apply.

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three recommenders, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages) and a statement of teaching philosophy. For full consideration, please submit your application by November 15, 2011. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Essential Qualifications: We are interested in candidates pursuing research and teaching in literary history, with particular emphasis on comparative race and ethnicity, queer theory and/or critical gender studies, diaspora studies, transnational and/or post colonial studies, or poetics and/or modernism. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research.

HigherEdJobs.com

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Advisor mentioned rec letter request 11/7 x2.

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone hear anything? Bueller? Bueller?

Queens College, City University of New York - VAP - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Queens College (CUNY) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor in African American literature to begin August 27, 2012. Area of specialization is open, but a strong preference will be given to applicants with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: 18th-19th century and/or contemporary African American literature; African American postmodernisms; African American literary criticism and theory; African American genres, including oral traditions; critical race studies, black feminist thought, and/or diasporic frameworks. Standard teaching load is a 3/3 (including upper-level electives and MA courses); salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is required. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample by March 12th, 2012 to Dr. Glenn Burger, English Department, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11367-1597 (glenn.burger@qc.cuny.edu).

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype interview scheduled: 3/19 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Rhodes College (TN) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at Rhodes College seeks to hire a specialist in African American Literature at either the entry or the advanced level for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will offer courses in the English Department and the African American Studies Program. The successful candidate will join a department of active scholars and creative writers who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is 3/2.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialty in African American Literature, clear evidence of teaching excellence, and a strong record of and potential for continued publication.

Please apply online at http://jobs.Rhodes.edu . Review of applications will begin on October 28. Completed applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information contact:

Professor Leslie Petty, Search Committee Chair pettyl@rhodes.edu

From MLA JIL 9/16/11

Deadline: Oct. 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype Interview Request: 11/28 (x3 - email says they will conduct final interviews at MLA)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (by email)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

Rutgers UniversityEdit

Assistant Professor in Pre-Harlem Renaissance African American

The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Pre-Harlem Renaissance African American. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3088 ).

From MLA JIL 9/16/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/12 (by email) ARGH

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rutgers University - 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships, African American Lit. & Lit. of the African Diaspora - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Rutgers University, which has a long history of scholarship and teaching in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora, announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars pursuing research in these fields. Applicants must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D.

The Fellowship is for one year and includes a salary of $45,000, health benefits, and a $2000 research stipend. Each recipient will teach one course, serve as an informal mentor to graduate students in the field, and participate in the intellectual life of the department.

Please send letter of interest, c.v., dossier with at least three letters of reference, and research proposal to: Professor Cheryl A. Wall, Postdoctoral Search Committee, Department of English, Murray Hall, Rutgers University, 510 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012.

Advertised in MLA Job Info. List 11/18/11.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

HAS ANYONE GOTTEN ANY WORD ABOUT THIS AWARD? AN ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION? OR, AN IDEA AS TO WHEN CANDIDATES WILL HEAR? (3/23)

  • On 3/26 someone wrote that an offer has been extended on the humanities and social sciences page -- but I'm not sure if that offer has yet been accepted or not (?). - Acceptance posted on 3/29.

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Saint Joseph's University - OFFER MADEEdit

Pending approval by the Board of Trustees, the Department of English at Saint Joseph's University is currently recruiting for a tenure-track position in African American literature. Complementary fields of study may include critical race theory or African diasporic studies. The departmental load is 3/3. Teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level will include courses in African American literature, American literature surveys and special topics courses, and introductory composition and literature courses; there may also be opportunities to teach in the graduate Writing Studies Program. Course offerings that contribute to SJU's Africana Studies program would be welcome. English programs are offered on both day and evening schedules. All English faculty members advise majors. The English department, recently named an academic program of excellence by the university, offers a vigorous major with tracks in writing, literature, education, journalism, and theatre and a thriving master's in Writing Studies. For further information about the department, please visit our website at www.sju.edu/cas/english.

Applicants should have dedication to teaching and demonstrated potential for scholarly activity. Ph.D. in hand by August 2012.

In order to be considered for the position, all candidates must apply online. Please log on to the Saint Joseph's University Human Resource website using the following link http://www.sju.edu/hr ; click on Employment and follow the instructions. Applications are to include (1) a curriculum vitae, including the names of 3 references with complete contact information (address, phone, email) and (2) a letter outlining academic achievements (including dissertation), research plans, and teaching philosophy. Please do not send hard copies of documents. Dossiers and writing samples will be requested after initial screening. All materials must be submitted by November 11, 2011. We will be interviewing at the MLA Conference. The search chair is Dr. Jason Mezey, Department of English (jmezey@sju.edu).

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/26 x3

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (via email) x2

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9 (via phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/13

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Arkansas - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

Ph.D. in English with specialization in African-American Literature. Preference will be given to candidates who already have the rank of Associate Professor or who are nearing their tenure review to advance to that rank-though new Ph.D.'s will also be considered. If the successful candidate is already tenured, the position will be tenured; if the candidate is nearing his or her tenure review at the time of application, he or she will be put on a fast track to tenure at the University of Arkansas. The salary will be highly competitive. The job entails teaching, research, and service. Teaching will consist of four courses per year, on a semester system: two graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the Department of English and two courses in the Department of African-American Studies. Job performance will be evaluated jointly by the Chair of the Department of English and the Chair of African-American Studies; tenure will be in English.

Submit letter, resume, writing sample, and letters of recommendation via Interfolio, in hard copy to the address above, or as email attachments, in .docx or .pdf, to Dorothy Stephens, Chair, via Sara Beth Spencer Bynum, Assistant, at sspencer@uark.edu. If submitting by email, please put "Application for English/AASC Position" in the email header and begin every filename with the applicant's last name. Applications will be acknowledged by letter. The deadline is November 4. Interviews will be held at the Annual Convention. The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty and staff.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received: 10/27

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (via phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/20

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: (second hand info) offer was made and accepted. [posted 2/25]

NOTES:

UC Santa Cruz - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Advance notice of position, "Literature: African- American/Modernism to Contemporary" posted in Chronicle 7/20/11. Details forthcoming on UCSC HR site.

HigherEdJobs.com 7/27/11

The Department of Literature at the UC Santa Cruz invites applications for a position in African-American Literature (Modernism to Contemporary), at the assistant (tenure-track) to mid-associate level (tenured). Applicants should be able to contribute to department focal areas in one or more of the following: comparative modernisms, 20th/21st century experimental writing and media, black nationalisms, inter- and transnationalism, and black diaspora cultures. We have a preference for candidates with expertise in at least one additional language literature relevant to the field of African American/African diaspora studies. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include Caribbean and Latin American literatures/cultures, African literatures, Black Atlantic cultures, Black expatriate and exilic writing, Pan-African culture and politics, creative writing, and comparative and critical race studies. At the Assistant Professor level, preference will be given to advanced assistant professors. We seek scholars with significant teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral supervision, and with evidence of a developed research trajectory. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses and small advanced seminars, and to work actively in the graduate program. This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but in order to be considered at the initial screening, the complete application must be received by October 25, 2011.

Acknowledgment received: 10/19

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I thought scheduling campus visits while the MLA convention is still going on was a big no-no? I interviewed with them that very same day (1/5), and they told me they wouldn't make a decision about visits until Feb. Anybody know what's going on...??

I know of several cases (involving friends from my grad program) of candidates being contacted about campus visits during MLA. I heard details of one visit (for a different school/job) being discussed publicly. I'm not saying this is good or bad, but it is done.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

African-American Literature, Assistant Professor. Full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite applications from candidates working in any area and/or period of African-American literature and culture, broadly conceived. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment. Target starting date is August 16, 2012. Salary competitive.

To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit initial application materials by November 4, 2011: letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page description of dissertation or current research project, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Dossier request 11/21 (x4), Letters of recommendation 12/13

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/12 (by email; ARGH) x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Memphis - OFFER MADEEdit

The English Department at the University of Memphis, a Ph.D.-granting department, welcomes applicants who focus on Post-WWII African American Fiction, but exciting work in any area of contemporary African American literature will be considered.

Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate African American literature survey course, teaching courses in the candidate's areas of theoretical and literary expertise, carrying out an active research and publication agenda, and service to the department and university.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by the position's starting date of August 2012. Special Conditions: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants will upload a cover letter, CV, A reference list and e-mail addresses of three (3) references, and one article reprint at time of application: Online Application Form Unofficial transcripts will be required for position finalists. Official transcripts must be submitted by successful candidate upon hire.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 11/2 request for phone interview; 11/6 request for phone interview

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Campus visit completed and offer has been made.

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Miami (Caribbean lit. - Assoc. or Full)Edit

The University of Miami seeks a senior scholar (associate or full professor) with a strong publication record in Caribbean literature to play a leading role in the department's intellectual life by continuing an active research and publication agenda, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing dissertations, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees. We seek candidates with diverse scholarly interests whose teaching and research intersect with the work of other faculty in English and elsewhere in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to Caribbean literature, candidates should have strong teaching and research interests in a second field, for example, Latino/a, African American, Asian American, Comparative Ethnic, Atlantic, Hemispheric American, Africana, or Women's and Gender Studies.

Please send nominations and applications to John Paul Russo, Acting Chair, Department of English, University of Miami, PO Box 248145, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4632. Each application should include a c.v. and a list of three or more scholars whom we may contact for recommendations. Campus visits by selected candidates will begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled. To confirm receipt of your application or with questions please email our Office Assistant, Jessica Araujo at j.araujo1@miami.edu; 305-284-2182.

MLA JIL 9/16/11

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012 & Anglophone 2012

University of Mississippi (2 positions) - African-American Lit + Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Mississippi English department is looking to make two tenure-track appointments in African American Literature, one of them with a creative writing emphasis. The first is a joint appointment with African American Studies for an Assistant professor in African American literature. PhD required. The Second appointment is at the Assistant or Associate level for a candidate in African American literature with a proven ability to teach and publish creative writing. PhD or MFA required. The search committee will start reviewing applicants on October 14, 2011. Preliminary interviews at MLA. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ethel Young-Minor (eyoungmi@olemiss.edu). Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu . The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/ADA/ADEA/ Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: writing sample 10/31 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/14 (by phone)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 (by phone--this committee is moving admirably fast!)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2012

University of Northern Colorado - Assistant Professor, Early American & African-American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of English in early American Literature (before 1865) with expertise in African American literature. 3/3 teaching load. Position will offer the opportunity to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses. Standard workload also includes advising, committee work, and serving on MA thesis committees.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in hand by August 2012. Teaching experience required.

Application Materials: Attach cover letter and CV electronically. Review of applications will begin December 16 and will remain open until position is filled.

Online App. Form: https://careers.unco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51351&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: [From Early American page: "2/4 via phone"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Early American 2012

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