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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONSEdit

Binghamton University, SUNY - TT Asst. Professor of English with a Transdisciplinary focus on Comparative Race and Ethnic StudiesEdit

Bridgewater State University (MA) - Asst. Professor, African American Lit, 19th and early 20th C. - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

Design and teach upper-division and graduate courses in African American literature and American literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Secondary specialties might include antebellum race studies, ethnic and immigrant literature, literature of the progressive era and transnational American literature. Design and teach lower-division courses, including a survey of American literature, general education courses in literature or first-year composition. Advise undergraduate students. Continuing scholarly activity and active participation in departmental and university-wide professional activities are expected. As Bridgewater State is a teaching university, the usual expectation is a four course responsibility each semester. Research grants and leadership in service initiatives may substitute for teaching responsibilities.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in African American literature by August 2014. College teaching experience is required.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have the ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

Foremost among BSU's institutional values is a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to working with a diverse student body, including first-generation college students, students of color, and those from families of modest means. As part of its commitment to student and faculty success, BSU, located 45 minutes from Boston and Providence, features small class sizes (an average of 18 in English) and numerous opportunities for undergraduate research with faculty members.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach CV and letter of intent. Three references should be included on the CV.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Postal Address: Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer St. Boyden Hall, Room 103, Bridgewater, MA 02325

HigherEdJobs.com

Link to Apply: http://jobs.bridgew.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55820

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 9/23/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): called to schedule phone interview 12/5, 12/6

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any updates on this search? (1/24)

California State University, San Bernardino - TT Asst. Professor - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at California State University, San Bernardino announces a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor with a specialization in African American literature. The position begins September 2014. Requirements include a Ph.D at the time of appointment, evidence of promise in scholarship, commitment to excellence in teaching, and an interest in service to the University. We are especially interested in candidates with a secondary area of literary expertise. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach literature courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Normal teaching load is three courses per quarter. To apply, candidates should submit a CV, letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, scholarly writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of most recent transcripts to: Sunny Hyon, Chair, English Department, CSUSB, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA. 92407

Deadline: All materials must be received by November 15, 2013. Interviews will take place at the MLA Convention in January 2014.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22350

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: x3 by mail with request for demographic info (Nov. 14)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA Interview Scheduled 11/27 x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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College at Brockport, SUNY - TT Assistant Professor of African American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The College at Brockport, SUNY seeks candidates for a tenure-track position for Assistant Professor of African American literature. Duties include teaching three courses each semester (graduate and undergraduate), regular publication, service to the department and college, advisement of majors, and direction of MA theses/projects. Required: Ph.D. in English or related field, ABD candidates must earn their doctoral degree within six months of appointment date; record of teaching success; record of scholarship in African American literature; evidence of potential for continued publication; and potential for increasing the diversity of the curriculum, student body or faculty through teaching/mentoring or research activities. Tenure-track faculty receive support from programs including a scholarship travel account, the Faculty Learning Community for Tenure and Promotion, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The College promotes diversity in its faculty, curriculum, and campus life through programs, grants, and events such as the Ronald E. McNair Program, the Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grant, and pre-tenure research support. The College at Brockport is located in the village of Brockport on the Erie Canal, minutes from the City of Rochester and New York’s Finger Lakes wine country.

For best consideration, by November 1 submit cover letter and CV at http://www.brockportrecruit.org. Also send three letters of recommendation through Interfolio to mobourn@brockport.edu. If Interfolio is unavailable, send materials to Megan Obourn, African American literature Search Chair. Dept. of English, The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport NY 14420. Candidates selected for MLA interviews will submit a writing sample and statement of teaching philosophy at that time . The College at Brockport, SUNY is an EOE/AAE.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22751

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/6 (by email)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • any news? (12/23); thanks for the update and good luck!

College of William and Mary - TT Asst. Professor, African American and African Diaspora Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department and the Africana Studies Program at the College of William and Mary seek applications for a tenure track joint appointment at the Assistant Professor level in African American and African Diaspora literatures, with specialization in nineteenth-century (and/or earlier) African American literature and culture. In addition to developing courses in their field, the successful candidate should be able to teach the English Department’s core African American literature courses, both early and modern black literature. For Africana Studies, the successful candidate will teach the gateway Introduction to Africana Studies, and join the rotation for two core courses, Black Expressive Culture and the Senior Capstone Seminar. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 course load equally divided between English and Africana Studies at the undergraduate level.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (August 10, 2014) and should demonstrate a promising program of research in their field.

Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu/. Submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. Applications not submitted online or incomplete applications will not be considered. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Putzi at jlputz@wm.edu or 757-221-3908. For full consideration, submit applications by the review date, November 1, 2013. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/15637

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: letters and writing sample, 11/20 x2

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Fisk University (TN) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor, American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Mod For Langs, 1000 Seventeenth Av N, Nashville, TN 37208

http://www.fisk.edu

Assistant/Associate Professor of American Literature

The English Discipline at Fisk University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Must have a Ph.D. in English Literature, or related fields from an accredited institution with 3-5 years teaching experience. Must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Instruction and scholarship in African American Literature and Women and Gender studies is a plus. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, your teaching philosophy, a 2 -3 page description of proposed or current research project and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested from referees at a later date. Electronic submission only for all materials to careers@fisk.edu. Reference the position title in the subject line. Fisk is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24446

MLA JIL 02/14/14

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview (3/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at American Open 2014

Florida A&M University - Asst. Professor of English (African Diaspora Lit.)Edit

POSITION NUMBER: 17774 (Faculty)

LOCATION: English & Modern Languages/College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

PAY GRADE/SALARY RANGE: Negotiable*

CONTRACT PERIOD: 12 Months

DEADLINE DATE: 4/03/14

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field. Concentration in African diaspora literature preferred. Successful candidate will teach a variety of courses at all levels and pursue an active program of publication. Excellent teaching record and evidence of publication required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have:

Ability to read and interpret documents
Ability to write routine reports and correspondences
Ability to speak effectively before groups of students and faculty
Ability to teach effectively in assigned areas of the discipline
Ability to successfully design syllabi, conduct classes, and complete assigned teaching duties

TO APPLY: Applicant should submit the following: (1) Cover letter that explains suitability for the position, (2) a FAMU employment application (go to http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?hr&Employment), (3) a current curriculum vitae, (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Note: An official college transcript, a high school diploma, or other educational documents must be submitted, where applicable, at the time of employment.

  • Salary is based on educational requirements, experience and knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Information

Postal Address:

Florida A&M University
FHAC
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Phone: 850-599-3611 Fax: 850-561-2080

Online App. Form: http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?a=employment&p=HowToApply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: April 3, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University - Assistant Professor pre-1900 American/Af-Am. Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position specializing in pre-1900 American literature and African-American or another minority literature. This tenure-track position, to begin 2014-15, entails teaching six courses annually in literature and general education, including first-year writing. Ph.D. required (completed by August 1, 2014).

Illinois Wesleyan University—a highly selective liberal arts institution that values excellence in both teaching and scholarship—is located in Bloomington, Illinois, approximately two hours southwest of Chicago. Applicants should use the link above to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy by November 1, 2013. Candidates selected for the next stage of the search will be asked to submit additional materials. Those unable to use the Interfolio system should send materials to Wes Chapman, Chair, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington IL 61702-2900. We will hold interviews at the MLA convention. Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22266

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/3

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/25 (MLA) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything since MLA? (1/24)
  • I haven't. They said they'd call for campus visits within 7-10 days. That would have been around Jan. 21st. Anyone been called for a flyback yet? (2/1)

Indiana University - Assoc. / Full Prof. (Endowed Chair) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Indiana University in Bloomington seeks a tenured professor to fill an endowed chair in African American literature and culture. The appointment will be made at the level or Associate or Full Professor. We seek candidates who have demonstrated leadership in the field. We welcome any and all approaches, including but not limited to African diaspora studies, performance studies, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, literature and philosophy, comparative race and ethnicity studies, novel studies, contemporary literature, and poetry and poetics. Historical period is open. A doctoral level degree in a relevant field is required. More information about our department is available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~engweb The appointment is effective starting in the fall of 2014. Teaching load is 2-2 on a semester system.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; materials received by October 1 will be given full consideration. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references from outside one's home institution at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Shane Vogel, Chair (shvogel@indiana.edu), Senior Search Committee, English Department, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7103. 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: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 rejection by U.S. postal service; letter notes offer has been made

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • See rejection note above [12/6]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lindenwood University (MO) - Full-Time Asst. Professor of English, Colonial and 19th c. American and African-American Lit. (Non-TT) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Literature: The Department of English at Lindenwood University seeks a full-time, permanent faculty member specializing in colonial and 19th century American literature with a particular focus on African American literature. Teaching responsibilities include lower level early American literature surveys, upper level literature courses as well as freshman composition. Teaching course load is 4-1-4, which includes a January term. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, dedication to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and evidence of a scholarly agenda. A PhD in English language and literature or American studies is required. Qualifying degree(s) must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to LUHR@lindenwood.edu. No phone calls please. Further materials, such as a writing sample or a statement of teaching philosophy, will need to be provided upon request. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University, visit our website at http://www.lindenwood.edu. Lindenwood University is an equal opportunity employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • From Early American 2014: "the position is currently in the midst of campus interviews. [posted 4/24]"

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2014

Michigan State University - TT Assistant Professor, Comparative Race and Identity of the Global African DiasporaEdit

Muhlenberg College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, English and Africana Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure track joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies to start in August 2014. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach and research African American literature. We especially welcome applicants who can teach broadly in American literature. The 3/3 teaching load will include literature courses at all levels, introductory courses in Africana Studies, American Studies, and first-year seminars. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's General Education Curriculum, including diversity and global engagement, along with an intellectually compelling research agenda. Ph.D. should be in hand by August 2014.

To apply submit a letter of application, a CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and a statement of teaching philosophy no later than November 1 to Dr. Barri J. Gold and Dr. Kim Gallon, c/o Grace.Gardella@gw.muhlenberg.edu.

Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.

HR Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/19 (writing sample and syllabi)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype Interview (by email 12/4, 1/9)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor in African American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in African American literature. Candidates working in any period or area are encouraged to apply and those working in fields that complement our strengths in black diaspora and African studies by engaging the fields of ethnic and American studies are especially welcome. For the initial application, please submit a letter, CV, dissertation/book abstract, writing sample of 20-25 pages, and three letters of recommendation to http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job_openings.html. Application materials are due by November 4, 2013. AA/EOE.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22416

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Princeton University - Asst. Prof. - 20th c. Af-Am. Lit  - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Position Summary: 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 seek applications at the assistant professor level.

Please apply online at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, 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 8, 2013.

Essential Qualifications: We are interested in candidates pursuing research and teaching in the wide field of African-American literature and literary history in the 20th and 21st centuries, with particular emphasis on comparative race and ethnicity, queer theory and/or critical gender studies, diaspora studies, transnational and/or post colonial studies, digital humanities, or poetics and/or modernisms. 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.

InsideHigherEd and HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/30 via email x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/20 (MLA, via phone) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (via phone)

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/13 (via phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any word on this one??

Sam Houston State University (TX) - Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Af-American Lit.)Edit

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - TT Assistant Professor of English: African American and Black Diaspora Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Job Description: The Assistant Professor will enrich our course offerings and to participate in our ongoing scholarly and public humanities projects. In addition to research and service expectations, this position includes a 3/3 teaching load on the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s area of specialization, along with survey, general education, and composition courses.

Qualifications: PhD in English, African American Literature, or related field required. If PhD is not completed by the beginning of the contract period, a one-year term appointment will be made at rank of Instructor.

Terms of Appointment: Full-time, tenure-track, academic-year (nine-month) appointment beginning August 2014.

Salary commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. Excellent benefits package included. Application Process: Candidates must submit a letter of application and vita either online through Interfolio or by mail to: Search Committee African American Literature, English Department, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Campus Box 1431G, 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. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with priority consideration for applications received by December 9, 2013.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/27 request for writing sample, teaching philosophy, recommendations, transcript (via email) (x 4)

  • To those who received requests, how did you send these documents in? There doesn't seem to be any spot to upload them on the Interfolio page.
  • I ended up sending materials directly to the search committee chair. Apparently this is a problem they've had in past searches as well. < --- Thanks!
  • Those of you who were asked for additional materials, have they contacted you again? Any idea about the process? I sent mine, but haven't heard from them again. Thanks!
  • A: I am poster #1 above: I sent the materials by email to the committee chair but have not heard back. But, with a Dec. 9 deadline, this doesn't surprise me. They still probably have lots of applications to review.
  • Thanks for your answer...Are the interviews goingto take place at MLA? The advertisement does not say anything...My intuition is that they'll wait after MLA. What do you think? And...Good luck:-)!
  • My intuitions were confirmned. Did you guys got the email reiterating the the interviews will take place through Skype after MLA. Does the email imply I am still bein g considered for the position? And that I/ we will be interviewed after MLA? Thanks

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview completed on 1/29

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Rejection received on 3/8

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

  • Has anyone heard from SIUE after the initial interview? (2/19)

St. John's University (Queens, NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English: 20th and 21st Century African American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at St. John’s University seeks an Assistant Professor of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century African American Literature and Culture, with an emphasis on 1950 to the present. Possible areas and approaches include gender and sexuality studies; media and performance studies; hiphop and critical literacies; hemispheric, transnational, or diasporic literatures; Afrofuturism. Please send cover letter, dissertation abstract, CV, a 20-25 page writing sample, and at least three letters of reference by December 20 to:

Stephen Sicari, Chair

English Department

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11439

Skype interviews will be held during the week of January 13.

Qualifications: PhD in hand or expected by May 2014 and strong record of research and teaching

Terms of Appointment: Full-time, tenure-track, academic-year appointment beginning Fall 2014.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24030

MLA JIL 11/27/13

Deadline: Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received: 12/15 via post; said interviews will be mid-January (12/23)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype scheduled (1/8)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/26

NOTES:

Tennessee State University - Asst. / Assoc. Professor of English (fields incl. Af-Am. Lit)Edit

Texas Christian University - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and/or African Diaspora Literatures - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at TCU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and/or African Diaspora Literatures to begin in August 2014. The successful candidate will display a sustained research agenda and a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Competitive teaching load, salary, and research support. PhD at time of appointment preferred. Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and upload a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. Applications not submitted online will not be considered. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Jacqulyn Curry in Human Resources at j.curry@tcu.edu or 817-257-5255. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A private, secular institution of approximately 9,500 students located in the nation's fourth-largest metropolitan area, TCU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/27 references

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/22 MLA interview (Assoc. level);

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/26

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Trinity Washington University - TT Assistant Professor of English - African American LiteratureEdit

Trinity, a comprehensive university in Washington, D.C., invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English to teach African American literature and/or the literature of the African diaspora, commencing in August 2014. The successful candidate will join a strong team of faculty in Trinity's historic women's college, the College of Arts and Sciences, in which colleagues collaborate extensively and in which the general education curriculum reflects a commitment to the liberal arts. Because of Trinity's focus on teaching excellence, the successful candidate will have a proven record of outstanding teaching, with at least two years of teaching at the university level desirable.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching both literature and composition to undergraduates, ideally in a liberal arts setting that is part of a highly diverse learning and teaching environment. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in English with a focus on African-American literature or the literature of the African diaspora, with the doctorate earned by the position's start date; strong teaching recommendations; an ongoing scholarly agenda in the field; and the ability to present evidence of a commitment to innovative pedagogy that incorporates multiple methods of working with a diverse learning population. Further, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to practice the scholarship of integration while promoting new and innovative ways of teaching and learning. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate and infuse technology into classroom teaching; be open to nontraditional, creative teaching strategies; and be willing to pursue professional development opportunities relevant to the position and in support of student success. Trinity's faculty also advise students and contribute to a vibrant culture of teaching and learning with a student-centered focus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to trinityjobs@trinitydc.edu. In the subject line, include "Assistant Professor of English" as well as the candidate's last name.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 1/10/14)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 3/14

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University at Buffalo, SUNY - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Nineteenth- and/or Twentieth-Century African American Literature, starting Fall 2014. We are particularly interested in candidates working in periods extending from the pre-Civil War era to the Black Arts Movement. Faculty are expected to teach at the graduate & undergraduate levels, maintain an active research program, mentor graduate students and provide service to the department and/or University as required.

Application deadline: November 15, 2013. Salary, benefits, and privileges competitive with other Research-1 universities. Submit letter of application, CV, dissertation abstract, 25-page writing sample, and contact information for three recommenders to http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu. For information, contact Graham Hammill, Chair of the English Department (ghammill@buffalo.edu). The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22417

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Dec. 4 (x5); dossier

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interivew 12/16 (via email) (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12 (via email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

• Has an offer been accepted here?

University at Buffalo, SUNY - Tenured Associate Professor, African-American Lit.Edit

Tenured Associate Professor in Nineteenth- and/or Twentieth-Century African American Literature, starting Fall 2014. Faculty are expected to teach at the graduate & undergraduate levels, maintain an active research program, mentor graduate students and provide service to the department and/or University as required.

Application deadline: October 15, 2013. Salary, benefits, and privileges competitive with other Research-1 universities. Submit letter of application, CV, and 25-page writing sample to http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu. For information, contact Graham Hammill, Chair of the English Department (ghammill@buffalo.edu). The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22418

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

  • Has anyone heard anything about this one?

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - African-Amerian Lit (Open Rank)Edit

The Departments of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invite applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in 20th and 21st century African American/African diasporic literature and culture. Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants at the associate or full professor level must have an excellent record in research and teaching. PhD required at time of appointment. Target start date is August 16, 2014. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials by November 1, 2013. Applicants for Associate or Full Professor must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants for Assistant Professor must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page description of dissertation or current research project, writing sample, and contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Reference letters requested 11/22 (x4)

Rejection (no interview): 12/14 (email x2); 12/15 (email); 12/19 (email x4)

"Dear [redacted],

I’m writing to update you on our search for an open-rank faculty position in 20th and 21st century African American Literature and Culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Our search committee has now finished reviewing application materials from all those who applied.  I regret to inform you that we will not be pursuing your candidacy further at this time.

Our search committee appreciates the time and care that went into preparing your application materials.  We received a very strong response to our announcement and were particularly impressed by the quality of the applicant pool this year.  Because of the high caliber of so many candidates, our decision was unusually difficult. We appreciated the opportunity to review your materials and were impressed by your record.

We thank you for your interest in our position and wish you every success."

12/19: The search committee for the open rank position in 20th and 21st century African American Literature and Culture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has completed reviewing applications. We appreciate the time and care you put into preparing your materials. With an exceptionally well-qualified pool of candidates, our decisions were difficult. I regret to inform you that we will not be pursuing your candidacy further. We thank you for your interest in our position and wish you every success. Susan Koshy, Associate Professor, Chair, Search Committee

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County - TT Asst. Professor, Africana Studies (Black Comparative Literature) - OFFER MADEEdit

  • See full post at Comparative 2014
  • From Comparative page: "MLA (12/31) x 2 (scheduled by email)"
  • Was the offer accepted?

University of Maryland, College Park - TT Asst. Professor, African-American and/or African Diaspora Literary and Cultural Studies (pref. 20th and 21st c.) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

To assure consideration, please submit letter of application, C.V., and a writing sample (20-25 pp.) by November 1, 2013. Application and materials must be submitted online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search and apply for position number 103958.

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This search is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/21502

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Dec. 3 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA (12/16)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone heard back after submitting additional materials?  I'm assuming they've made MLA calls, but it would be nice to know for sure.  (12/23)

  • I called the office today and they said they are in the process of scheduling MLA interviews and folks should hear in the next number of days whether they have one. If not, one will receive a letter of rejection. (1/3)

Wellesley College -- TT Asst. Prof. (2 positions; fields incl. Af-Am. Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Wellesley College English Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor, with specializations in one of three fields: African-American literature, queer literature, and medieval literature. Having a secondary interest in 20th and 21st- British and Anglophone literature is a plus. Candidates should have a promising program of research in their field. Ph.D. preferred (ABD considered). The teaching responsibilities of this position include a 2/2 course load and the development of courses in the candidate's specialty at all levels of the department's undergraduate curriculum as well as in other literature, in composition, and in the introduction of literary study to majors. Please submit letter of application, CV, writing sample and names of recommenders by October 15, 2013, to Kathleen Brogan, Chair of the Search Committee, through Wellesley's on-line application system at https://career.wellesley.edu. The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly. If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials electronically, email working@wellesley.edu for assistance. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/5 (MLA) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (via phone)

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/14

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard back after a visit on either of these searches?
• Nothing yet here (2/11)

Also posted at Medieval 2014, Anglophone 2014, Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014 and Modern British 2014

Western Kentucky University - US Ethnic Lit. (incl. Af-Am Lit.)Edit

William Paterson University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American or Caribbean Literatures and/or Linguistics - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

William Paterson University seeks applications from candidates with specialization in African-American or Caribbean literatures and/or linguistics. This position is tenure track.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in African-American or Caribbean literatures and/or in linguistics, American or Global literatures and in the University Core Curriculum. Ph.D., relevant publications, and teaching experience required. While candidates with combined specializations in linguistics and the relevant literatures are preferred, either specialization will be considered. Background in childrens literature, environmental literature, or ecocritical theory is a plus.

Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Ian Marshall, Chair, English Department at Englishlitling14@wpunj.edu or mail William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. (Electronic submission preferred) Please reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University visit our website at http://www.wpunj.edu. Please email application as one pdf. file only.

Chronicle

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Received email saying search had failed and would be run again next year.

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Bates College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor, African American Lit.Edit

The Bates College Department of English seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor starting in the fall of 2014 whose scholarly focus is African American Literature. We are interested in a wide variety of specializations. We seek candidates who are able to teach survey courses on early and contemporary African American literature, and a course on the African American novel. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed, or nearly complete and significant teaching experience, as well as an active and dynamic research agenda. The college and the English Department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusion of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The teaching load is five courses, distributed over two 12-week semesters and one five-week spring term.

Consideration of applications will begin March 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to academicservices@bates.edu the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, a writing sample, and a teaching statement. Please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically to the same address. Please include your last name and English R2077 in the subject line of all submissions.

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For more information about the College and the Department, please visit the Bates website: http://www.bates.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24536

MLA JIL 02/28/14

Deadline: March 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Literature and CultureEdit

The English Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing position in African American Literature and Culture. The incumbent will teach at all the levels of the curriculum in the incumbent's area of specialization. To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference should be sent, preferably via Interfolio's ByCommittee Service or to: Gillian Johns, Chair of the Search Committee, Oberlin College English Department, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 by March 31, 2014.

MLA JIL 02/07/14

https://apply.interfolio.com/24419

Deadline: March 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Rutgers University - African American Literature & Literature of the African Diaspora, 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships Edit

University of Arizona - Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (Comparative Global African Diaspora) Edit

The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2014 with an expertise in Comparative Global African Diaspora. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. by August 1, 2014. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester with the possibility of at least one of those being online. Previous online teaching experience is preferred along with using multimedia and technology in the classroom. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014. Skype interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter. Please submit your complete application by March 28, 2014 by visiting the following site: http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=211137 The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer. For further information on the Africana Studies Program and on the benefits of working for the University of Arizona, please visit these links:

http://humanities.arizona.edu/sillc/positions

http://africana.arizona.edu/

MLA JIL 03/21/14

https://apply.interfolio.com/24602

Deadline: March 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Comparative 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Literature after 1940Edit

The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American literature after 1940. We welcome any and all approaches, including but not limited to gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, theoretical and critical literacies, Black Atlantic studies, disability studies, and poetry and poetics. We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the PhD no earlier than 2011.

The Fellowship is for one year, and includes a full-time salary and a research stipend. Individual healthcare offered through the Office of Postdoctoral Services. The 2/2 teaching load involves undergraduate teaching, including survey courses in contemporary African American literature, as well as the potential for graduate courses in the Fellow’s areas of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will participate in the intellectual life of the department, the university, and the new Humanities Research Center. The Fellow will have the opportunity to present research in progress in spring 2015.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a 20-page writing sample, and letters of reference to Dr. Katherine C. Bassard at engrecruit@vcu.edu by April 15, 2014. Candidates without the PhD must submit with their applications a letter from the dissertation supervisor confirming completion by June 30, 2014. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Bassard, Professor and Chair of English, VCU, Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284-2005, or kcbassar@vcu.edu. For more information about our programs, please see http://www.has.vcu.edu/eng.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24700

MLA JIL 04/04/14

Deadline: April 15

Acknowledgment received: 4/15

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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DEMOGRAPHICS Edit

ABD (early):

ABD and will defend this year: 1

Post Doc:

Have short-term gig (VAP, adjunct), looking for TT: 1

Unemployed PhD, looking for job:

Have TT position, looking for new one:1

Tenured but hankering after greener pastures:

Lurker:

Search committee member:

Years on the Market Edit

First time on market: 3

Second year on the market: 1

Three or more years on market:

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