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See also: Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13 (for interdisciplinary African-American Studies jobs), Other Ethnic American 2013 (for non-Af-Am ethnic lit. jobs) & American Studies 2013

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

Clayton State University (GA) - TT Asst. Prof. - Joint Appt. English /  Af-Am Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW REQUESTEdit

The Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and English at Clayton State University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American Studies and English, beginning August 1, 2013. This 10-month position involves teaching 4 courses per semester (excluding summer) divided between African American Studies and English, and the faculty member will be housed in both parent departments (the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies oversees the program in African American Studies, and the Department of English oversees the program in English).

We are seeking a well-rounded person with a specialization in African American Studies in a global context, Caribbean Literature, and survey of literature courses. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

An earned Ph.D. in English or African American Studies, or a closely related discipline. ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defense date may be considered. :Candidate must have a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate studies that can reasonably be applied to English and African American Studies.
Experience teaching at the college level in English and African American Studies.
A record of excellent college teaching.
Knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Evidence of scholarly presentation and publication potential.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

Ability and desire to perform research with undergraduate students in area of expertise.
Desire to teach African Literature.
Desire to participate in Distance Learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English and undergraduate courses in African American Studies.
Advise students in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Service on University, College, Department, and Program-level Committees and community service.
Engage in an active research agenda in African American Studies and English.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications received by February 15, 2013, are assured full consideration. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. Further procedures can be found here: https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/faculty_jobs/

CSU is nationally recognized as a leader in the use of information technology to transform teaching, learning, and other aspects of the collegiate experience. Clayton State University is a Senior Unit of the University of System of Georgia and is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 3/12 - phone interview, declined b/c of job offer, (3/19)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone heard anything from them? (3/13)

Also posted at Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13

Molloy College (NY) - TT Asst. Prof. - Generalist: African-American and Diversity Literature Edit

African-American and Diversity Literature

Full-time, Tenure-track, Generalist, with a Specialty in African-American and Diversity Literature. Teaching load of twelve credits per semester. Courses include African American Literature, Post-Colonial Literature, freshman composition, and introductory literature courses. Willingness to teach day, evening, and/or weekend courses. Starting in the Fall of 2013.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required. College teaching experience preferred.

To Apply:

Send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, P.O. Box 5002, Rockville Centre, New York 11571. Apply by January 15, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Generalist 2013

Morgan State University (MD) - TT Asst./Assoc. Prof - 19th c. American/Af-Am Lit.Edit

Tenure-track position in American Literature or African American Literature with a focus on nineteenth century, effective August 2013, pending final budgetary approval. Digital Humanities is a plus. Secondary interest in poetry, film studies, or gender studies is desirable. Ph.D. is required. Four course per semester teaching load. Faculty teach undergraduate and general education courses in freshman composition and humanities and graduate courses in the M.A. Program and Ph.D. Program. Candidate should be able to develop and teach on-line courses as needed. Commitment to effective teaching, evidence of ongoing scholarly activity in the field, and experience in college teaching is required. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Salary competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (may be unofficial for initial application), three recent letters of recommendation (or a dossier which includes them) and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages to ByCommittee at the provided link.

dolan.hubbard@morgan.edu

Morgan State University is a historically black institution with the unique designation as Maryland’s public urban university. AA/EEO.

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21337

MLA JIL 3/1/13

Deadline: March 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Early American 2013

University of Akron - Asst. Professor, African-American Lit. and CultureEdit

he Department of English at the University of Akron invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, area of specialization African American literature and Culture Studies. We seek a dynamic and caring teacher/scholar who will qualify for a joint appointment with the College's interdisciplinary Pan-African Studies program.

Ph.D. in English, American Studies or related field is required by date of hire.

Primary responsibilities are to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to do research/scholarship in African American literature and culture. The position also offers the opportunity to propose and develop new courses, including those appropriate to the English Department Minor in African-American Literature and Language. Preferred secondary areas might include but are not limited to Ethnic and/or Post-Colonial literatures and cultures. Teaching experience in area of specialization also preferred.

This is a full-time/nine month appointment with 3/3 teaching load and competitive salary.

Application materials should include a letter of interest, CV, writing sample not to exceed 25 pages, and three professional letters of recommendation focused on teaching and scholarship. For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID#7721. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled. The appointment begins August 26, 2013. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/29 email

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anybody heard anything from them (3/26)?

University of Central Missouri - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor, African-American Lit. - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Degree or specialization in African American Literature. Ph.D. preferred; ABD considered. Degree must be conferred by August 2013. Twelve-hour teaching load includes graduate and upper-level courses in African American Literature, American literature surveys, and first-year writing courses. Successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to cultivating student engagement and committee work. Applicants must complete an online faculty profile at https://jobs.ucmo.edu. Apply to position #998634, and attach to the profile a letter of application, a current CV, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Don Melichar, Chair of English and Philosophy at melichar@ucmo.edu , (660) 543-8665. Screening will begin on February 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the online application process contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu or (660) 543-4255. The University of Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.

MLA JIL 12/21/12

Deadline: review begins Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 1x (2/8)

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): phone interview 3/1

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit scheduled 3/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - Pre-MLA Deadlines Edit

Allegheny College - TT Assistant Professor, African-American Lit. -  INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English department at Allegheny College invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African-American literature. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in African-American literature, courses in the interdisciplinary Black Studies program, and introductory literature courses. Qualifications: Ph.D., college teaching experience, a promising record of publication, and a strong commitment to teaching. Teaching load is between 5.5 and 6 courses, depending on Senior Project advising. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship and professional development. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Please send letter of application and c.v. by no later than October 19th, 2012, to Prof. Christopher Bakken, Chair, Department of English. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free Interfolio account: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15048. Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 19

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Writing Sample 10/26 x3

Rejection (no interview): 12/26 (by letter)

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/29 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Binghamton University (SUNY) - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Lit. (Dept of Africana Studies)Edit

Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

Tenure Track position beginning Fall semester 2013

The Department of Africana Studies seeks candidates with research based in African American literature—with Caribbean literature a plus—for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have: a Ph.D. in African American literature, a strong commitment to teaching, and an active and innovative research program. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Africana Studies at Binghamton University is a challenging and demanding academic program focusing on peoples and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. It adopts an intellectual approach that is sensitive to the history, interests and outlook of Africa and the African Diaspora in the context of the history, literature, social, political, religious, artistic, and economic systems of the wider world.

The Department of Africana Studies offers a rigorous academic program through Harpur College, the oldest and largest of Binghamton University’s five academic units. We offer an honors program, a cross-disciplinary major (BA program), a minor, and a concentration in Africana Studies.

In a globally interdependent world, Africana Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge that expands students’ awareness of the contributions of Africans and African descended peoples in the diaspora, in the arts and the sciences, human development, and world civilizations.

Job candidates will need to submit the following items electronically to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=35125

1) Letter of intent 2) Curriculum vitae 3) One writing sample 4) One sample syllabus 5) Three letters of recommendation

Application deadline is November 21, 2012.

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Bucknell University - Open Rank - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Bucknell University, Department of English, invites applications for an open rank position in African American literature, with specialization in any area of African American literature.

Minimum Requirements: PHD preferred, ABD considered

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience and scholarly credentials commensurate with their rank.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Finalists for this position who wish to be considered for tenure upon appointment will be asked to submit a complete tenure dossier.

For consideration at the rank of assistant professor, send a letter of application, cv, and three letters of recommendation. For consideration at the associate or full ranks, send a letter of application, cv, and the names of three referees whom the department may contact directly.

Applications received by October 15, 2012, will receive first consideration.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/12 x1(writing sample)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview scheduled (12/15)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

They have a shortlist. [posted 11/26]

The last update was three weeks ago. Has anyone heard anything either way? (12/19)

nothing here (12/19)

Florida Atlantic University - TT Assistant Professor - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED (LATE FEB.)Edit

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African American Literature, to begin August 2013. Candidates with a pre-1900 research focus and an ability to teach a wide range of courses will be given preference. This position will be located on FAU’s main campus at Boca Raton, with a secondary teaching assignment on the Davie campus. Our faculty teaching assignment is normally five courses per year, and advisement of MA theses will be an important part of the job responsibility. We seek a candidate who will be able to balance excellence in teaching with substantial, high-quality scholarship and committed service at departmental, programmatic, college, and perhaps university levels. Each of the 30 tenure-line faculty of the Department of English teaches a variety of service and major courses in support of our Department's four degree programs (BA, MA, MAT, and MFA); faculty also are active as teachers and advisers in the College’s interdisciplinary PhD program.

Requirements include a PhD in English at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Send letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Sika Dagbovie, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL, 33431-0991. Applications must be postmarked by November 5, 2012. All applicants must also submit all materials online and complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Human Resources Application form available through the Office of Human Resources: http://jobs.fau.edu, position number 992062 .

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 2x 11/18

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/05 x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: late Feb.

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Hampshire College - Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literary Arts Edit

Hampshire Colleges Creative Writing Program invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literary Arts, to begin in fall 2013. We seek a writer (of poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction) whose artistic and critical work is engaged with the histories, literary arts, and cultures of people of African descent, particularly in the United States. We are especially interested in candidates whose work explores the intersections of creative practice, research and issues of social justice. We seek candidates who are interested in teaching workshop-based courses as well as modeling for students what it can mean for writers to engage with literature through critical and theoretical lenses.

At least two years of college level teaching, a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), an active interest in critical pedagogy, and a record of publication are essential. The Creative Writing Program is part of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts, which includes arts and social action as one of its key mandates. In keeping with the Schools mission statement, students are encouraged to consider issues of social justice and the power of art to change lives. The Schools robust collegial atmosphere depends on close collaboration, and collective openness to experimentation and artistic cross-pollination.

The deadline for application submission is Friday, October 19, 2012.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their professional experience, current interests and projects, and envisaged contribution to Hampshires unique experimenting environment; a one page statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; a writing sample of no more than fifteen pages; and the names and contact information for three recommenders via our website at: https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

  • Please note that we will accept, in addition to your online application, hard copies of your writing sample (only) if you feel your work is best represented in this way. These materials can be mailed to us at: Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literary Arts, School for Interdisciplinary Arts—WP, Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 19

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at CreativeWriting 2013

Indiana University - Bloomington - Tenured (Associate/Full) Professor - Booth Tarkington Chair. Edit

The Department of English at Indiana University in Bloomington seeks a tenured (associate or full) professor of African American Literature to fill the position of Booth Tarkington Chair. Historical period is open. We seek candidates who have demonstrated leadership in the field, and welcome any and all approaches within it, including but not limited to African diaspora studies, performance studies, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, literature and philosophy, comparative race and ethnicity studies, novel studies, and poetry and poetics. More information about our department is available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~engweb . The appointment is effective starting in the fall of 2013. Teaching load is 2-2 on a semester system.

Candidates should initially send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Jennifer Fleissner, Chair, Tarkington Search Committee, English Department, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7103. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Fleissner (jfleissn@indiana.edu). This position is one of three advertised this academic year in African American Literature and Culture. Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity; we encourage applications from women, people of color, and persons with disabilities.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

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:

Indiana University - Bloomington - Adv. Asst. / Assoc. Professor, 20th c. African-American Lit. - MLA / SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Departments of English and African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) at Indiana University Bloomington invite applications for an advanced assistant professor or associate professor specializing in 20th-Century African American literature. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English or African American Studies. This is a 50/50 joint appointment between the two departments, with the tenure home in AAADS. Applicants should send a letter of application, book prospectus, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample (25-30 pages) by November 1. Applications will be acknowledged. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. For further information about English and AAADS, consult http://www.indiana.edu/~engweb/ and www.indiana.edu/~afroamer/.

Teaching load is 2-2 on the semester system. Salary commensurate with rank. The appointment begins August 1, 2013. This position is one of three advertised this academic year in African American literature and history.

Please send materials to Valerie Grim at vgrim@indiana.edu or by mail to Valerie Grim, Chair, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Memorial Hall M29, 1021 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN, 47405. Questions about the search may be addressed to Valerie Grim (vgrim@indiana.edu), or Steve Watt, English (watt@indiana.edu).

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/7

MLA interview scheduled: Skype interviews scheduled; MLA interviews scheduled (11/30)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

James Madison University - TT Assistant Professor - African American Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

General Info: Deadline for receipt of all materials is November 12. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Boston.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) courses in African American literature and introductory courses serving the General Education curriculum. English Department faculty do not teach freshman composition.

Qualifications: Successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2013. Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence. Publication and service are expected for tenure.

Special Instructions: To apply for this position: Candidates must complete the faculty profile and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae at: https://JobLink.jmu.edu .

All applicants must mail a cover letter, c.v., writing sample and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Annette Federico, African American Literature Search Chair, English Department, James Madison University, MSC 1801, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interviews scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

(10/30) They did a search in Af Am last year, and I believe they hired someone ... anyone know what's up with this new search?

(1/18) Anyone heard anything post-MLA? - nope, nothing here (1/18); nothing here either (3/13)

James Madison University (VA) - Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center - 0404804 James Madison University’s Furious Flower Poetry Center serves as a resource for the campus and local Harrisonburg community. The Center hosts visiting poets, sponsors poetry workshops for emerging poets, holds an annual poetry camp for children in the community and produces scholarly texts, videos and DVDs on African American poetry. The Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center executes the vision and initiatives of the Furious Flower Poetry Center; writes grants to support the mission of the Center and manages grants received; produces educational support materials, research and publications that further the goals and programs of the Furious Flower Poetry Center; assists the Executive Director in the coordination of conferences, workshops and seminars; manages the Center's budget and teaches courses in literature and/or creative writing as a part of the English Department. Applicants for this full-time position are required to have a Ph.D. degree in English with a concentration in African American literature or a M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis on poetry. Some grant writing experience is preferable. This is a 12 month position. Interested applicants should apply online at JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0404804. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Application review will begin September 1, 2012.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Sept. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From CreativeWriting 2013: "An offer was made and accepted (12/6)"]

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2013

Judson College (AL) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Generalist (including African American Literature/Studies)Edit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20864

Judson College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English to begin August 2013. We seek a generalist, especially someone with experience teaching first-year writing, world literature, African American literature, and/or journalism for a 4-4-2 load.

Judson College is an Alabama Baptist-supported, four-year, liberal arts college located in Marion, AL. Founded in 1838, Judson is America’s fifth oldest women’s college and the only women’s college in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

To apply submit an application letter, CV, and philosophy of teaching statement online to Dr. Chris Hokanson, Search Committee Chair, through Interfolio via the MLA JIL. Request for additional materials will be made after the initial screening. Review begins December 10, 2012, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application may also be sent via mail to: Dr. Chris Hokanson, Search Committee Chair, Judson College, 302 Bibb Street, Marion, AL  36756 and via email: chokanson@judson.edu

Judson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 11/29/12

Deadline: review begins Dec. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2013

Juniata College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Juniata College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of English, teaching primarily African American Literature beginning in August 2013. The course load is 21 credits per year, including one section of Freshman Composition each fall.

In addition to teaching, duties include advising students, maintaining a scholarly agenda, and actively participating in departmental and college level service. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Boston in January 2013.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English by May 2013. Additional experience in teaching women's and multicultural literature courses. Preference will be given to candidates who also show evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly potential.

10/21: This job appears to require you to upload your letters of recommendation yourself. How do you get around this on the website? 10/21 - The instructions ask you to upload a "placeholder" doc and have your letters (and transcripts) emailed to the HR address specified on the application site.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 11/21 x3

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/18

NOTES:

2/1/13 Any word to anyone post-MLA interviews on this one?

No -- I was wondering the same thing. (x2 2/7)

Louisiana State University - TT Assistant Professor, African-American Studies (English) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African-American Studies. We are particularly (though not exclusively) interested in candidates working before 1900. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

LSU offers research leave opportunities, travel support, and a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. Assistant Professors teach both undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active research agenda with regular publication, and serve on departmental and university committees. We offer a competitive salary and a very attractive teaching load, typically two courses per semester. Opportunities for research collaboration and teaching in interdisciplinary programs such as African and African-American Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Louisiana and Caribbean Studies, Atlantic Studies, Comparative Literature.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Screening begins November 16, 2012, and will continue until candidates are selected. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, January 3-6, 2013. Applications will be acknowledged in writing. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position # 032579

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER. Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55267

MLA JIL 11/05/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/17

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/14 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone care to dish about the MLA cocktail party?  Campus invitations weren't issued there, were they?

Also posted at Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13

Louisiana State University - TT Open Rank, Southern Studies (Dept. of English)Edit

The Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in Southern Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants working before 1900 and with expertise in the Global South and/or the Caribbean and/or African American literature. The position is open to applicants at any level (assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor), with the rank to be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; evidence of innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

The position has a competitive salary and a very attractive teaching load of undergraduate and graduate courses, typically two courses per semester. Opportunities for research collaboration and teaching in interdisciplinary programs such as African and African American Studies, Louisiana and Caribbean Studies, Comparative Literature, Film & Media Arts, Atlantic Studies, Women's & Gender Studies.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Screening begins November 16, 2012, and will continue until candidate is selected. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, January 3-6, 2013. Applications will be acknowledged in writing. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position # 026798

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55264

MLA JIL 11/05/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Southern 2013 and Anglophone 2013

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - TT Assistant Professor - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and the Department of English Language and Literature are seeking a specialist in African American literature for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to enrich their course offerings and to participate in their on-going scholarly and public humanities projects. The position includes a 3/3 teaching load at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate's area of specialization, along with survey, general education, and composition courses.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Specialist in African American literature, any period. PhD required. If PhD is not completed by the beginning of the contract period, appointment will be at the rank of Instructor until all degree requirements are fulfilled.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications postmarked by November 12, 2012. However, the search will continue until position is filled. Interviews will be held at the MLA Convention.

Candidates should submit an initial letter of application and vita either online to the MLA JIL or by mail to: Search Committee African American Literature, Department of English Language & Literature, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Campus Box 1431, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1431

Candidates who advance to the second round will be asked for a writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, letters of recommendation and transcripts.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 12, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/27

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/02 x1

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Tufts University - Assoc. / Full ProfessorEdit

The Department of English at Tufts University is seeking a distinguished scholar of African American Literature for a position as Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, with primary interests in any area of African American literature but with the ability to teach courses in African American literature from its beginnings to the present. Secondary strength preferred in any of the following: African diaspora literatures and theories, visual or material culture, or history of the book.

The candidate should be able to teach graduate as well as undergraduate level advanced and introductory courses (including a survey) and must have a substantial record of publication. While the appointment will be in the English Department, the candidate hired will have an explicit teaching, advising, and service commitment in the new interdisciplinary program in Race and Ethnicity Studies.

Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Boston.

Please send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation and writing sample (no more than twenty five pages) to Christina Sharpe, Search Committee Chair, via http://www.interfolio.com

Review of applications begins November 1, 2012, and continues until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

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:

University of Alabama at Birmingham - TT Asst. Professor of African American/African Diasporic Lit - OFFER ACCEPTED!Edit

Assistant Professor, African American Literature. Entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American/African Diasporic Literature. PhD must be completed by August 15, 2013. College-level teaching experience required. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in African American/African diasporic literatures, as well as composition and survey classes, with the opportunity to teach courses in other American ethnic literatures. 3/3 course load.

Review of applications will begin 15 October. Apply via Interfolio By Committee or send letter and c.v. to African American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1260. Requests for writing samples and dossiers will be made after our initial screening.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 2

  • 10/27 Affirmative Action Voluntary Survery x 3

Request for additional materials: 11/14 x 3

Rejection (no interview): 12/16 x 4 (at 12:30 am no less. ahem.)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone know why this position seems to have been reposted with a new deadline in Feb.? See HigherEdJobs.com:

"Entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American/African Diasporic Literature. PhD must be completed by August 15, 2013. College-level teaching experience required. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in African American/African diasporic literatures, as well as composition and survey classes, with the opportunity to teach courses in other American ethnic literatures. 3/3 course load. Our 30+-member department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees within a nationally ranked teaching and research urban university with over 17, 500 students and a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive. Visit us at http://www.uab.edu/english.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. The University has established a program to assist departments with minority faculty recruitment; minority tenure-track faculty may be awarded funds to assist with research and other efforts to gain tenure.

Review of applications will begin February 11, 2013. Apply via Interfolio ByCommittee or send letter of interest and C.V. to: African American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1260. Requests for writing samples and dossiers will be made after our initial screening."

LINK

Sometimes HigherEdJobs posts in error, but the new deadline suggests it might not be wrong?

I called the department; they are hiring for this position. They haven't reopened the Interfolio link yet, but they will be doing so this week. You can mail in your materials in the meantime. 2/12

University of California, Riverside - Assoc./Full Professor, African-American Lit. & CultureEdit

The Department of English at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an associate professor or full professor in African American Literature and Culture, beginning July 1, 2013. Requirements include a Ph.D, a record of compelling research publication, leadership and innovation in the field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in American and/or Black Atlantic culture before 1900, but we welcome candidates with expertise in other periods and subfields.

The University of California, Riverside is located sixty miles east of Los Angeles and is one of the most diverse campuses in the country. Areas of strength in the English Department include American literature, critical ethnic studies, rhetoric, media and visual culture, feminist and queer studies, and Native American literature, among other fields. We are developing innovative ways to recruit, train, and professionalize Ph.D. students in African American Literature and Culture; individuals with a commitment to intellectual leadership and mentoring underrepresented students are encouraged to apply. More information about the English Department may be found at http://english.ucr.edu

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (up to 25 pages), and the names of three references in .pdf format to EnglApps@ucr.edu, addressed to Professor Erica Edwards, Search Committee Chair. Electronic submissions only. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2012 and the position will be open until filled. All applicants will receive acknowledgement of receipt of the application. UCR is an EO/AA employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 19

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus - TT Asst. Professor - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with a specialty in American Literature and a strong emphasis on African American Literature, to start 8/23/2013. We encourage applications from candidates whose research expertise also includes digital humanities and/or ethnic studies. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in English or a related field. The selected candidate will teach introductory and upper-division courses in American literature and African American literature and survey and general education courses at Stamford, and will have the opportunity to teach graduate seminars in his or her areas of special expertise at the Storrs campus. The English Department currently has 64 full time faculty at Storrs and regional campuses, including Stamford, 700 undergraduate majors, and 90 Masters / Ph.D. students in its graduate program. Please visit our websites at http://www.english.uconn.edu/ and http://www.stamford.uconn.edu/.

Minimum Qualifications: Conferred Ph.D. in English or related field by 8/23/2013; expertise in some combination of American Literature at large and African American Literature; a record of, or strong potential for, distinguished scholarship and effective teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate/graduate levels; and evidences of engagement in institutional and/or professional service. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise/experience in digital humanities and/or ethnic studies and/or American studies; ability to teach courses in pre-1800 literature; one or more publications in national/international journals; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

This is a full-time, nine (9)-month, tenure track appointment. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at Stamford with the possibility to work at Storrs and/or other regional campuses.

Please visit Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edutosubmityourcoverletter, CV, evidence of teaching experience, and a 15-25 page writing sample. Five (5) letters of recommendation should be sent to: Margaret Breen, Interim Head, Department of English, STFD search, 215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-4025. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer. UConn HR: This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on 12/6/2012.

InsideHigherEd.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 10/5

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

5 rec letters req'd? Really? Yeesh.

Also posted at American Open 2013

University of Denver - TT Assistant Professor - African American literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in African American literature. PhD in English or American Studies by September 1, 2013 preferred; appropriate teaching experience required. Duties will include teaching a full range of courses in African American literature at the undergraduate and graduate level. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Those who wish to apply must submit an online application at http://www.dujobs.org and attach a cover letter and C.V. Three letters of recommendation and any additional supporting materials can be sent to L. Bensel-Meyers, Chair, Department of English, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 or by email attachment to lbenselm@du.edu.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):  12/6 (the email said they would keep my file open until after the MLA interviews - did everyone's say this? a: mine did as well.) x4 mine makes four

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): (MLA) +1 (11/20) x4 (11/20)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone heard anything (1/25)? Not yet, but I hope we hear something soon! THere were job talks on Jan 22 and Jan 25. <- Thanks for letting us know!

What does "any additional supporting materials" mean here? Abstract, writing sample, teaching statement...? Seems incredibly vague! (Sept. 29)

  • maybe they're just specifying where any "additional supporting materials" should be sent in case they are requested after the initial application? If I were applying, I'd just send the cover letter, the cv and the 3 letters of rec and let them ask for more materials if they want them, since they haven't actually specified anything else ...

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa - TT Asst. Prof. - African American Literature - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

We invite applications from candidates (pos. # 83266) working in any field of African American literature and capable of teaching surveys of the field to undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching Duties: teach introductory composition and literature courses as well as upper-division and graduate-level courses on African American literature and culture and related areas of research interest; 2-2 teaching load first year and at least one other year during probationary period; 3-2 load in other years; student advising. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, or comparable specialty; dissertation and/or publications in African American literature and culture; strong commitment to teaching, research, and service; evidence of scholarly activity and potential in the field. Desirable Qualifications: research and teaching interest in one or more of the following areas: African American and Pacific connections, black Atlantic studies, comparative Ethnic American literatures; diasporic African and African American literature, life writing, performance studies; pre-Harlem Renaissance African American literature and culture. Salary: commensurate with experience and background. Applications should be sent through https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/19828, and should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-25 pages), three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Closing Date: December 1st, 2012. Initial interviews will be held at MLA.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/14

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/11

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Received a letter saying that they will no longer "entertain" my application. Wow!

University of Miami - Asst. Professor, post-1900 American Lit, spec. in African-American - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Miami seeks an assistant professor in American literature since 1900, with a specialty in African American literature, to contribute to the department’s intellectual life by maintaining 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. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. with dissertation or refereed publications in the specified field and at least one year of university‑level teaching experience.



Please send letter of application, c.v., 15‑30 page scholarly writing sample, and at least three recommendations to Patrick A. McCarthy, Chair, Department of English, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248145, Coral Gables, FL 33124‑4632. Applications should be sent by mail (not e‑mail) and postmarked by November 5. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the MLA meeting in Boston.


MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

(1/27) Has anybody received word either way?

1/28. I have not heard anything. I assumed those who got campus visits are not on the wikis, but maybe I'm wrong.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2013

University of Michigan - Open Rank, Africana Literatures (2 positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Starting date September 2013

The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan expect to make up to two appointments in 2013-2014, pending approval, in African diaspora and/or Caribbean literatures. These positions are part of a two-person cluster hire in Africana literatures in the College of Literature Science & the Arts; while one position will be a joint appointment in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Department of English, the second position will be a full appointment in the Department of English. Ideal candidates for the joint position will have expertise in Anglophone Caribbean literatures and may also have expertise in Caribbean literatures written in Spanish and/or French. Ideal candidates for the English position will have expertise in African disaporic and/or African-American literature. For both positions, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching foreground gender and sexuality. Rank is open; period is also open. For both positions, please send letter of application, c.v., statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, writing samples, and evidence of teaching excellence by November 1, 2012 to Professor Tiya Miles, Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, 4700 Haven Hall, 505 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045, Attention: Recruitment Coordinator.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/13 (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA [posted 12/17]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [from Anglophone 2013: "1/8 by email"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

-Is there reason to think this is a VP or somehow not TT? Or is it just misplaced down here? The listing sure reads like a TT job, no? (10/5)

-It was placed here based on the ASA job ad, which originally said one year, but that ad has since been corrected. It's TT, *not* a visiting or temp position.

  • Thanks for clarifying - moved to TT section (10/7).

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Lit. - JOB TALK SCHEDULEDEdit

We seek to make one tenure-track appointment in African American literature. The ideal candidate will have expertise in contemporary literature, with a theoretical focus in areas such as (but not limited to) diaspora, southern, black thought, gender/sexuality, and/or cultural studies. Successful applicants will have a strong research program (including peer-reviewed publication) and outstanding teaching credentials. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant research expectations. Please refer to our web site for more information about the Department: http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/.

UNC Chapel Hill, the nation's oldest state university, is the premier research institution of the state’s university system. Chapel Hill and the surrounding area, including Durham and Raleigh, have a rich cultural life and vibrant arts communities. The proximity of other universities (Duke, NC State, NC Central, UNC Greensboro and others) and the National Humanities Center ensure an extended, vital intellectual community.

To apply for the position, follow this link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/9365. Please attach your cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and a dissertation abstract (uploaded as “other document”). At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required). The recommenders candidates identify will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their recommendation letters.

We will begin reviewing applications in late October and must receive complete applications by 5:00 pm on 30 November. We expect to invite a limited number of interviews at the MLA convention in Boston in early January and to invite 3 finalists to the campus in January-early February.

MLA JIL 10/20/12

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA via email (12/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [yes, see NOTES below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone heard anything post-MLA? (1/21) - nope, and I've talked with another MLA interviewee who hasn't hear anything either (1/21)

  • Job talk scheduled today [posted 1/24]

University of Pittsburgh - TT Assistant Professor, African American Literature and Culture (2 Positions) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/17626

As part of a broader effort to build its faculty and curriculum in the fields of African American Literary and Cultural Studies, the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates filling two positions, pending budgetary approval, at the level of Assistant (tenure stream) Professor in African American Literature and Culture, to begin Fall Semester, 2013. We seek candidates with both teaching and scholarly interests in the fields of African American Literary and Cultural Studies. We also welcome applicants with secondary specializations in such other areas as Critical Race Theory, Queer & Gender Studies, Poetics, Drama & Performance, Visual Culture, Film & Media Studies, Children’s Literature, Book History, Ecocriticism, Science Studies, and Ethics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate literature courses and graduate seminars in his or her areas of scholarly interest. Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salaries competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching, and service. PhD required by September 1, 2013.

Applicants should submit letter of application, CV, dossier of recommendations, and a writing sample of roughly twenty-five pages online at the link above by November 9, 2012.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • I was asked to also submit a teaching portfolio via Interfolio by Monday, 11/12. [11/8] x3 - the e-mail said that they hadn't started reviewing applications yet, so this may be sent to everybody.<--the email I received about this stated they had forgotten to ask applicants for teaching portfolios and they were amending that oversight.

Rejection (no interview): via email 12/5 x6, the text:

"Dear Candidate,
Thank you for your interest in the African American Literature and Culture position in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. It was a pleasure to read your application and to look in on your career.   
We've completed the first round of review. We received a large and impressive pool of applications and, as always, we struggled to narrow the field to a more manageable size. Unfortunately you were not one of the candidates selected to move on to the next stage in the search process.  
My colleagues and I wish you all the best with your job search this year."

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview scheduled 12/12 by phone (x2).

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

  • Have interviews been scheduled?  I've not heard anything, but also didn't receive a rejection email. (12/11) x3

Wellesley College - Open Rank - SKYPE INTERVIEWS COMPLETEEdit

The Wellesley College English Department invites applications from specialists at any rank in the field of African American literature. PhD preferred (ABD considered). Preference will be given to candidates who work both on major 20th-century African American writers and on some other aspect or period of African American literature and culture. If above the assistant level, the successful candidate will have a strong publication record in these areas. Normal teaching program is two courses per semester, including some teaching at the introductory level. Please address letter of application and CV by November 1, 2012, to James Noggle, Chair of the Search Committee, and submit them through Wellesleys on-line application system at https://career.wellesley.edu. If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials electronically, email working@wellesley.edu for assistance.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/2 request for writing sample and rec letters x3

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: Skype Interview Complete

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone hear about MLA interviews?  I'm assuming they have been scheduled by now?  (12/14)

I haven't heard anything. (x2)

Have folks still not heard anything about MLA interviews? (12/17)

Nothing since a request for more materials last month. (12/17)

West Chester University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Lit. / Rhet-Comp. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of English is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor of English (or related field) with specializations in African American Literature and/or Composition/Rhetoric.

The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in English (or related discipline) with a specialization in African American Literature and/or Composition/Rhetoric at the time of hire, a strong record of scholarship, and evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate level. Desired secondary areas might include, but are not limited to: Anglophone Caribbean Literature, and/or Frederick Douglass.

Experience with distance/online education is a plus. Successful candidates will also be able to teach general education courses in composition and literature.

The successful candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2013. They should be able to demonstrate an active research agenda through a history of conference presentations as well as through articles submitted for publication. Dossier and references with contact information will be required prior to interview. Highly competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants must submit a letter of application (or cover letter), CV, and three letters of reference to: https://wcupa.peopleadmin.com/. Candidates who pass the initial screening will be invited to submit a writing sample and teaching materials (including teaching philosophy). Dossier and references with contact information will be required prior to interview. Finalists must successfully complete the interview process and teaching demonstration.

Review of applications will begin November 9, 2012 and continue until position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/20

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments  Edit

Franklin & Marshall College - 1 year VAP - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21135

The Franklin & Marshall English Department invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in African-American literature, beginning in the fall of 2013. Evidence of scholarly activity, a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a Ph.D. required. The 3/2 teaching load will include no composition. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample online at the provided link by Feb. 15, 2013. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

MLA JIL 1/25/13

Deadline: Closes: 2/15/2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): request for phone interview (2/26)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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