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See Ethnic Studies 2014-2015 for interdisciplinary jobs in African American Studies.

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American University in Cairo (Egypt) - TT Open Rank Position in American Lit.Edit

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Job Description: The Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a faculty in American literature (open rank) for a full time, tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2015. Possible fields of interest include, but are not limited to: African American literature, Arab American literature, Multiethnic American literature, American studies, Hemispheric studies, Translation Studies, and Transnationalism. The successful candidate is expected to teach humanities courses in the AUC core curriculum, introduction to literature and introduction to American studies courses, and both halves of a two-semester survey of American literature; actively engage in research; supervise M.A. theses and serve on committees; and provide department and university service. The teaching load is normally nine credits per semester, including courses in the M.A. program.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English, American Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related discipline by the time of appointment, preferably with a record of an active research agenda and teaching experience.

Additional Information: Review of applications will open on Nov. 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

a) an updated C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); d) list of professional publications; 
e) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu

Online App. Form: http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=49621

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Armstrong State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of English in African American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in African American literature to begin August 2015.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. by the time of the appointment.

Essential Duties Summary : Armstrong State University seeks a skilled teacher and promising scholar to teach courses in African American literature, American literature, and African Diasporic literatures, as well as composition and introductory literature.

The position also includes active involvement in the African American Studies Program.

Armstrong State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

A review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014, and will continue until a candidate is selected. For best consideration, please apply by this date.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

An email solicitation will be sent to your references once you submit your application. They will be required to upload a reference letter on your behalf.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: jobs.armstrong.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:  Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 11/20; MLA interview scheduled 11/20 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Has an offer been made yet? (2/17)

Auburn University (AL) - TT Assistant Professor (English: Early African American Literature) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in early African American literature, to begin Fall 2015. The teaching load is 2-2, with assignments in upper-division and graduate literature courses as well as teaching in Auburn’s core curriculum. Individuals joining our current group of specialists in African American and early American literature will be working with us to strengthen and grow our undergraduate literature major as well as to enrich our offerings at the graduate level.

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include a PhD in English, American Studies, or a closely allied area by the August 16, 2015, starting date; a strong research and teaching specialization and an academic background in early African American literature; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in 18th- and 19th-century African American literature; significant potential for successful research, publication, and other scholarly/professional activities; interest in teaching core curriculum courses in core literature and/or first-year composition; and strong potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications: Desired qualifications include a record of publication in the field; successful experience teaching African American literature at the college/university level; successful experience teaching first-year composition and/or sophomore literature. We seek candidates with demonstrated commitments to collaborative teaching, scholarship, and service, and with demonstrated research strengths in one or more of the following: gender studies, diaspora studies, digital humanities, southern studies, American slavery, and African American print culture.

Review of applications will begin October 15th and will continue until position is filled. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three references; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); a portfolio of relevant teaching materials, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and assignments.

https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/696

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bard College (NY) - African-American Literature (Open Rank) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Division of Languages & Literature at Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line appointment in African-American literature, rank open (candidates at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels are encouraged to apply).

We are looking for an exceptional scholar and teacher whose writing and research interests are focused on African-American literature and whose work potentially intersects with American and Atlantic History, American Studies, and Africana Studies. He or she should be able to teach American Studies courses and to participate in the three-course American literature sequence. This faculty member will teach also in Bard's First-Year Seminar, the foundation of the colleges commitment to general liberal arts education.

The successful candidate must hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 20-page writing sample and three letters of recommendation by electronic submission through Interfolio by Committee: http://apply.interfolio.com/25344. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

Chronicle

Deadline: November 15, 2014 (according to Interfolio link, although the link itself closes Sept. 30, 2014?)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview (12/4) X3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has this one moved forward since MLA? Or did they say something specific about the timeline? (1/26)
  • It looks like the previous response about the possible job talk was accidentally deleted, but I received an email reply to my inquiry about the search status and was told that they are behind due to the weather problems and late semester start, so they have not notified yet. (2/2)
  • [This is the deleted post: "2/1: I haven't heard anything since MLA either but according to their website there's an event that looks a lot like an African Americanist job talk scheduled for February 10. But that's the only one."]
  • Now it looks like two talks...
  • yes, now all(?) 3--all 19c & archival-ish. assume official rejections aren't far behind.

California State University-Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Literature, emphasis in Chican@ and/or African American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Position: The Department of English in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in American Literature with an emphasis in Chican@ and/or African American Literature. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in American literature, core courses for the major, General Education courses, as well as regular topics courses in area(s) of specialty.

Overview: We believe that the best English classrooms are communities in which teachers and students work together to analyze, construct, and apply meaning. Class size is typically under 25. First-year writing courses are taught by our graduate students. Faculty members have ample opportunity to design courses in response to changes in the field, student interests, and their own scholarly leanings. Our faculty is comprised of scholars of literature, rhetoric, and composition, as well as creative writers. It includes winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, and several Fulbright scholars. The English Department is home to The Normal School literary magazine and three other literary journals. It also has an active Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Students and faculty alike have a strong sense of community relationship, manifested in their organizing of the Central Valley-wide Young Writers Conference for over thirty years, and in their serving as base for the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA). In 2007, the department also hosted the national MELUS conference. Every year the English department organizes the Undergraduate Conference on Multiethnic Literatures of the Americas (UCMLA), a successful local conference with potential for growth. Now in its sixth year, UCMLA has foregrounded multiethnic literatures, provided a platform for presentation of undergraduate scholarship in the field, gathered graduate students and faculty together in event planning, and brought to campus such writers and critics as Cherrie Moraga, Roxane Gay, Samiya Bashir, and Jorge Huerta among others as keynote speakers.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in American Literature, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/13/2015).

Required Experience: 1)Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) Clear research agenda, and 3) Ability to demonstrate commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Additional teaching and/or research expertise in 19th-century and early American Literature; 2) Experience with conference planning, and 3) Interest in connecting research to California's Central Valley community.

APPLY: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) list of three professional references. Short-listed candidates will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation prior to their phone/video interviews, which will be held in early December. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts prior to campus visits. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Samina Najmi, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of English; College of Arts and Humanities; 5245 N. Backer Avenue, MS PB 98; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; Phone: 559.278.2553; E-mail: snajmi@csufresno.edu

http://jobs.fresnostate.edu

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California State University-Fullerton (CA) - Asst. Professor, African American and/or African Diaspora Lit. - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics invites applications for an Assistant Professor in African American and/or African Diaspora literatures. Scholars with comparative, transnational, or transhistorical approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Desirable secondary specializations may include one of the following: Critical Race Studies, Pre-1900 Literatures, Global Anglophone Literatures, or Francophone African or Caribbean Literatures.

Teaching assignments include courses at upper-division and MA levels, survey courses, general education, composition, and others depending on the candidate's interests and departmental needs. Faculty teach three or four courses each semester. Reduction in teaching load is provided for the first two years, and re-assigned time is available for research, course development, and administration.

Qualifications: · Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a related discipline is required by August 2015, with training and experience in African American literatures. ABD's will be considered, but must show evidence of degree completion prior to appointment. · Evidence of successful teaching. · Familiarity with recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies. · Potential for successful research and publications. · Potential for successful service to the department. · Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students.

Rank and Salary: The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teaching opportunities exist during summer and January intersession. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent-fee waiver; access to campus childcare; and a defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf.

Job Control Number: 23603G-15-006

Appointment Date: August 2015

Application Procedure Submit a letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation to: Carlen Pope, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistic, University Hall 323, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

In addition, please complete an Applicant Data Flow form via secured website: https://diversity.fullerton.edu/appdataflow/ and enter the job control number listed above.

Application Deadline: Applications postmarked by October 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. Applications postmarked after this date may be considered if the position is still open. Applications will be acknowledged by a letter or email. Preliminary interviews will be held at the end of October via Skype appointments, and campus visits will be arranged for selected candidates in November.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 10.27 Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11.18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California State University, Northridge (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field, awarded prior to August 19, 2015.  Specialization should be in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature and Culture with an emphasis on the long nineteenth century (circa 1770-1900).  Secondary interests may include the poetry, prose, or theater from this historical period; the literature and culture of the Black Atlantic; transnational approaches to literary and visual print culture, travel and exploration, migration and diaspora, slavery and abolition, colonialism and anti-colonial resistance, or indigenous culture and revolution; the literature and culture of reform movements; the Gothic. An interest in critical theory, Romantic writers, and/or realist or naturalist writers from the period is desirable. Candidate must demonstrate ability to effectively work with a diverse student population.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities required, with publication in the field of specialization desirable.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University, distinguished by well-established programs in ethnic and gender studies, with a diverse student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in serving this diverse student body through a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s commitment to student success.  All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities in their field of specialization. The standard teaching load at Northridge is 12 units (4/4) per semester (3/3 for the first two years), although competitive reassigned time is available for research and/or curriculum development. All faculty in the Department of English teach a variety of classes, including General Education courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialization.  The successful candidate for this position will likely be asked to teach surveys of British and/or American literature and will be encouraged to develop new upper-level and graduate courses in her/his area of expertise.  While all full-time faculty remain eligible to teach lower division writing courses, the majority of these courses are taught by lecturer faculty. In practice, lower division writing courses are only assigned to full-time faculty members with specializations in composition or rhetoric, or to those specifically requesting such courses.

Application Deadline: First round screening of applications will begin October 20, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed, after which selected candidates will be invited for campus interviews. Applicants should include a cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications of the job description, a CV, and three to five letters of recommendation (dated within the last three years). Address inquiries and applications to: Danielle Spratt, Chair, Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Search and Screen Committee, Department of English, California State Univeristy, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8248.

General Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University: Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN’s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teacn and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.

Deadline: October 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (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 AND QUERIES:

Clayton State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor in African American Studies and English - VIDEO INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

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 in August 1, 2015. We are seeking a well-rounded person who can teach in African American Studies and English, but with an African American Studies specialization in African and/or African American music; African and/or African American religion; and English specialization in Caribbean Literature and/or English Composition. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

JOINT POSITION IN ENGLISH AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

This position involves teaching African American Studies and English, and will be housed jointly between the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of English. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies oversees the program in African American Studies, and the Department of English oversees the program in English; therefore, the 4-4 teaching load will be divided equally between the two departments.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: · ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defense date may be considered. Must have a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate studies that can reasonably be applied to African American Studies and/or English. · Ability to work with diverse students and diverse colleagues. · Experience teaching and/or credentials to teach Introduction to African American Studies. · Experience teaching and/or credentials to teach the Capstone course for Interdisciplinary Studies. · Ability and desire to teach English Composition and Caribbean Literature at the college level. · 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: · An earned Ph.D. in African American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies or a closely related discipline. · Successful college teaching experience. · Ability and desire to perform research with undergraduate students in area of expertise. · Desire to participate in Distance Learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES: · Teach undergraduate courses in African American Studies and English. · Advise students in Interdisciplinary Studies. · Serve on University, College, Department, and Program-level Committees. · Engage in active research agenda in African American Studies and English.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications received by October 30, 2014, 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://clayton.peopleadmin.com/postings/4081

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/11 <-- format of interview? Videotaped talk

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Columbia College Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor - African American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor - African American Literature, Department of English Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting.

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American literature beginning August 2015. Desired secondary areas of expertise include multi-ethnic US studies, and African literature and literatures of the Black diaspora. Candidates should demonstrate experience in and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and a commitment to research. Ph.D. required.

Review of applications to begin November 21, 2014. Interviews will be held at MLA.

To view the complete job description and apply, please visit http://www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices (Job ID 900185). EEO

http://www.COLUM.edu

https://apply.interfolio.com/27587

 MLA JIL 10/31/14

Deadline: Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Question for the MLA interviewee: what is your status? ABD or PhD in hand?  [A: In hand.]

Duke University (NC) - Assistant or Associate Professor of African American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Duke University's English Department welcomes nominations and applications for a specialist (advanced assistant or new associate professor) in African American literature and culture. We seek a scholar with primary expertise in African American literature and cultural theory who shares Duke's vision of interdisciplinary collaboration in both teaching and research. This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2015. Please submit a CV, which includes a list of references, and a letter of one to two pages in length, addressed to Professor Karla FC Holloway, chair of the search committee. We ask that all materials be submitted in electronic format through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is: http://english.duke.edu/apply.

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

The committee will begin its deliberations on September 2, 2014. All materials received by that date will be guaranteed full consideration. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24672

Deadline: Sept. 2 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Received an email saying the finalists are decided and there were 68 applicants. (10/15/2014)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: CAMPUS INTERVIEWS EXTENDED [posted 12/3]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Hunter College, CUNY (NY) - TT Open Rank, Assistant/Associate Professor of 20th and 21st Century African American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Hunter College, CUNY, invites applications for a tenure-line, open rank position in 20th and 21st century African American literature, beginning in the Fall semester of 2015. Preferred subfields include Gender and Sexuality Studies, African Diaspora, and/or popular culture. Applicants should expect to have the PhD in hand by the position start date. Open until filled; the committee will start reviewing applications on December 1st. Hunter College, CUNY is an EO/AA/ADA/IRCA employer. We are strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27777

MLA JIL 11/14/14

Deadline: review begins Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • - Has anyone heard anything yet?  (2/4)
  • - In the interview, they said the contact timeline would be early February, so I think no news is still no news with them. (2/4)
  • - Correction: I just spoke to someone who said that campus visits have already been scheduled. (2/5)
  • - Q: Did you speak to someone in the department or to a candidate? (2/5) A: Both (first candidate then confirmed by department). (2/6)

Mount Holyoke College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in African American Literature and Culture - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and the Africana Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American literature and culture. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in the African Diaspora and who are committed to interdisciplinary studies. This position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum and that forge links between the Africana Studies program and the English department. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by July 2015.

We will conduct interviews at the MLA convention in Vancouver. Please submit: letter of application, CV, dissertation and/or book project abstract, brief writing sample (25 pages), a one page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, no more than 3 sample course syllabi, and up to 4 letters of recommendation. Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of their commitment to mentoring a diverse student body. Applications must be received by November 3 in electronic form, and must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 230 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. Mount Holyoke College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA x 2 (12/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

11/3: Was anyone else surprised to find a required "Mentoring Statement" in the online application due today? This wasn't mentioned in any of the job postings. Did others catch this sooner than I did? If not, what did you do?

  • It's there in the language of the ad: "Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of their commitment to mentoring a diverse student body."
  • Since that line was separate from the list of documents that applicants should submit, it didn't read to me as a request for a separate document--it seemed more like something applicants should address in the cover letter. Oh well...
  • Has anyone received word yet?
  • Nothing here. Anyone else? (12/9)

Old Dominion University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, African American Literature and Studies of Race & Ethnicity - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to teach undergraduate, M.A., and doctoral courses in an interdisciplinary English Ph.D. program.

Required: Ph.D. in English or closely related field by August 15, 2015; evidence of effective teaching and scholarly productivity. Secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: cultural studies, digital humanities, gender & sexuality.

Send letter of application, vita, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Dana Heller, Chair, Department of English, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/10 x1

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Phone interview scheduled 1/7

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone been invited to campus interviews yet? (2/5)

Still waiting to hear back (2/8)

To the 2/8 responder, did they provide a timeline letting you know when they would be contacting people for campus visits?

Princeton University (NJ) - African American Literature and Culture, Open Rank
Edit

Princeton University’s Department of English and the Center for African American Studies invite applications from scholars specializing in African American literature and culture. Professorial rank is open and will be determined by the qualifications of the potential appointee.

We are interested in candidates pursuing research and teaching in the wide field of African American literature and literary history. Although we will consider candidates in any historical period, we have a preference for scholars working on the 19th c, and with interests in interdisciplinary studies, transnational and/or post colonial studies, or performance studies. 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.

Please apply online at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (under 30 pages). Junior applicants should also send a dissertation or book abstract and solicit three letters of recommendation. Senior applicants should not submit letters of reference at this time. For full consideration, please submit your application by December 1, 2014.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x3 (1/23)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any movement on this search? Brooks moved to Yale so maybe they are only searching for senior scholars? (1/9)

Saint Mary’s University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor, Literature and Culture of the Black AtlanticEdit

The Department of English at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Literature and Culture of the Black Atlantic. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D and a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish a rigorous research program in the field and contribute an appropriate level of service to the department, faculty, university, and community.

The appointment will begin on 1 July 2015.

Saint Mary’s University, which serves approximately7000 undergraduate and graduate students, is uniquely committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities. The Faculty of Arts is particularly interested in scholars with creative approaches to undergraduate and graduate education whose teaching in the Department can also contribute to its interdisciplinary programs. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community: http://www.smu.ca/academics/arts-departments.html

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Saint Mary’s University is committed to principles of employment equity.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees to:

The Chairperson
Department of English
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3

Electronic applications will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is October 31, 2014.

CareerBeacon.com

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2015

Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of African American and Africana Literature and Cultural StudiesEdit

The Department of English at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American and Africana Literature and Cultural Studies. Specialization of candidate should preferably include some of the following areas: transnational approaches to African American and African diasporic literatures; Caribbean literature; South African literature; and writing of the Harlem Renaissance. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to both teaching and research and must be able to establish and maintain an active research program.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Literature; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate literature and writing courses; publications or strong promise of publications; and a clear research trajectory. Experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, potential for fostering scholarly intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections, and potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university priorities will be especially valued. Applicants should be aware of Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the goals of the Department of English at Santa Clara University.

Preferred Qualifications: Specialization of candidate should preferably include some of the following areas: transnational approaches to African American and African diasporic literatures; Caribbean literature; South African literature; and writing of the Harlem Renaissance.

Applicants should review complete job posting at http://www.scu.edu/careers/faculty.cfm and send all application materials by October 1, 2014. Application materials consist of the following: 1) letter of application describing teaching philosophy, research plan appropriate to for department serving undergraduates, experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities; and how research plans might foster interdepartmental and interdepartmental connections; 2) CV; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) sample syllabi; 5) recent teaching evaluations; 6) an example of scholarship: e.g., article, book chapter, dissertation chapter; 7) graduate transcripts.

Professor of African American and Africana Literature and Cultural Studies HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/18 x3

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything from them aside from the people who received rejections? Any interview scheduled?
  • I'm an applicant who hasn't heard anything, but not getting my hopes up; they have a postdoc who fits the job description to the letter...
  • Also posted at Anglophone 2015

Syracuse University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, African American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of African American literature, to begin Fall 2015. We seek an exceptional candidate: an innovative literary scholar with a well-defined research agenda and demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary teaching.

The Assistant Professor of African American Literature will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in African American literature and courses which involve at least one other part of the Global African World beyond the U.S. The current undergraduate curriculum (available on our website) offers courses in African American, African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures and Africana Oratures. Candidates should be able to teach some of these foundational Black Studies courses as well as develop new ones.

Also, the successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in the Department's M.A. Program in Pan African Studies. We welcome applicants with new approaches to Pan Africanism and the Humanities. A strong commitment to research, teaching, advising and service as well as collaboration with colleagues in other departments is expected.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D or equivalent degree required.
  • Demonstrable expertise/experience in academic discipline.

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • Developing and/or updating a class syllabus.
  • Ordering the appropriate books and materials in advance of the class start date.
  • Preparation of lectures, projects or other student assignments.
  • Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
  • Meeting all designated class periods.
  • Candidates must be knowledgeable about African and Caribbean musical heritages

Responsibilities: Candidates should be able to teach some of these foundational Black Studies courses as well as develop new ones. Also, the successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in the Department's M.A. Program in Pan African Studies.

We welcome applicants with new approaches to Pan Africanism and the Humanities. A strong commitment to research, teaching, advising and service as well as collaboration with colleagues in other departments is expected.

Application Instructions: For full consideration, interested candidates must complete an online faculty application, to include contact information for three references to provide letters of recommendation and attach the following documents: CV, a letter of application, one (1) writing sample 20-25 pages.

We will begin to review applications as we receive them and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 29, 2014.

Information on the Department of African American Studies is on the Department's website: http://aas.syr.edu/.

Link to Apply: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/56600

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 29

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything from them?
  • Not a peep; maybe search terminated? (1/9)
  • Yes. Phone interview scheduled for 1/16 (1/9)

United States Naval Academy (MD) - Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Literature of the Black Atlantic - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

We anticipate (pending budgetary approval) a tenure-track, assistant-professor position in African-American literature and the literature of the Black Atlantic.

We are especially interested in candidates who focus on gender and sexuality studies, and we welcome other subspecialties such as Film, Digital Humanities, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric.

Tenure-track faculty teach nine hours/semester, including two individually-designed sections of our Freshman Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature sequence and one upper-level literature course within the Naval Academy’s comprehensive English major.  We particularly seek candidates with the ability and desire to teach writing within the context of literature courses, not only in their specialized field but in other areas as well.  The position begins in fall, 2015.

Evidence of strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, innovative research, and appropriate service required; a Ph.D. in literature (with relevant specialization) must be in hand by 1 August 2015.

Applications due 1 November 2014: visit http://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobs.php to apply. USNA is an equal-opportunity employer.

Deadline:  Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/31

Request for additional materials: 11/12 x4

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA x 1 (12/11)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • any updates on this one? (1/30) 

University of Louisville (KY) - Associate Professor of Pan-African Studies (Comp. Lit.)Edit

The University of Louisville's Department of Pan-African Studies seeks a scholar at the rank of Associate Professor beginning July 2015 whose area of specialization is comparative literature with concentrations in African, Afro-Caribbean and Latin African, and African American literature in English. Candidates must possess a PhD, and knowledge of literature in other languages such as French and Spanish is an advantage. The successful candidate will focus on the intersection of diaspora, postcolonial, and eighteenth-century studies, and the transcultural intertextuality of African discourses in literature and other forms of popular culture.

Candidates are required to apply online via the "Online App. Form" link below and attach 1) letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) reference list, and 4) statement of research interests. Additionally, send three letters of recommendation, a description of courses taught, sample syllabi, and transcripts to Dr. Joy Carew, University of Louisville, Department of Pan-African Studies, 445 Strickler Hall, Louisville KY 40292, by November 15, 2014.

Online App. Form: https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Open Rank - African-American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Notre Dame Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-line position in African-American literature, open rank. Exceptional scholar-teachers in any period, in poetry, prose, or both, are invited to apply. Among the attractions of Notre Dame is a Department of English strongly committed to engaging multiethnic, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches to texts and criticism. The University houses a Department of Africana Studies, as well as other related centers and institutes, with which the successful candidate may choose to affiliate.

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic research university 90 miles from Chicago, is an equal opportunity employer with strong academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are particularly encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.nd.edu for information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The University is also a member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Please send a letter of application and CV to engljobs@nd.edu. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 17, 2014.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received: Auto-reply from email when applying. E-letter Nov 5 & 6

Request for additional materials: 11/7 (request for writing sample + letters) (x26)

Rejection (no interview): 12/16 (x3), 12/17

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Dec. 7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Interviews will take place via teleconference of the highest quality possible during the week of Dec 15th. ND anticipates setting those up the week prior.
  • Have calls for interviews gone out yet? (12/9)
  • Well, as per the above post, it looks like they have, and earlier than announced.
  • So much for ND's otherwise laudable efforts at transparency, I guess. (They provided the number of requests made for this and a second search on the wiki, but left it to other applicants to tell us that interviews for this position were in fact set up a week ahead of schedule.)  *Apologies from the assistant who was making updates but grew quite busy at that point with much scheduling for 2 searches.
  • The video interviews are scheduled for the 17th and 18th.
  • Offer was accepted a few weeks ago.

University of Texas at Arlington -- TT Assistant Professor in the History of African American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with a PhD in English, African American Studies, or History, with special focus on African American literature.  Preference will be given to candidates who can also make contributions in the area of the digital humanities. The English Department offers the doctoral degree, with strengths in literature, rhetoric, and critical theory. The selected candidate will be expected to work closely with the History Department, which offers a doctoral degree in Transatlantic Studies, and will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Center for African American Studies, established in 2012 and the only one of its kind on North Texas.  Initial interviews will be conducted via teleconferencing media.

Application deadline: 15 December 2014. Salary, benefits, and privileges are competitive with other public research universities.  Faculty expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, maintain an active research program, mentor graduate students, and provide service to the department and the University as required.  Submit letter of application and CV. Letter should spell out candidate’s suitability for UT Arlington.  For more information, contact Tim Morris, Chair of the African American Literature Search Committee (tmorris@uta.edu).

A Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive university, UT Arlington has an ethnically diverse campus with African-American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American students accounting for approximately 52 percent of the student population.

The English Department is one of the largest units within the College of Liberal Arts with more than 300 undergraduates as well as MA and doctoral programs. The 12 departments which comprise the College of Liberal Arts offer 18 bachelor, 14 master, and 4 doctoral degrees in the broad areas of arts, humanities, languages and linguistics, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts supports interdisciplinary teaching and research within its 12 departments and across the university through such centers and programs as the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies program, the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, and the new Center for African American Studies.

The area’s educational and research activity is supported by many private and public universities, health science centers, and community colleges.  Residents in the Metroplex are able to take advantage of a wealth of cultural, recreational, and professional sporting events. 

Please visit our website at http://www.uta.edu/english/ to learn about our faculty and course offerings.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/23 email about Skype interview to be scheduled for mid-January

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • "Initial interviews will be conducted via teleconferencing media."
  • Did anyone else get a skype interview and hear about an on-campus? They're past their timeline, but I haven't heard anything either way. Pretty much given up hope on this one, but thought I'd check....Anybody else? (x1...haven't heard anything)

University of Toledo (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of African-American Lit. and History and Theory of Race in Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Toledo Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in African-American literature and History and Theory of Race in Literature to begin August 2015. The successful candidate must have a strong grounding in African-American Literature and expertise in broader issues surrounding race in American literature and literary theory. The candidate should demonstrate commitment to excellence in research and teaching and will have earned the PhD by the time of appointment. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in American and African-American literature and culture, as well as general English courses.

Candidates must apply at https://jobs.utoledo.edu with a letter of application addressed to Search Committee Chair, Andrew Mattison, a CV, and a representative published or unpublished scholarly work. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted to EnglishDept@utoledo.edu The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention, January 2015, in Vancouver. Questions may be addressed to andrew.mattison@utoledo.edu

https://apply.interfolio.com/28010

MLA JIL 11/28/14

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes [posted 03/08]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Have any MLA interviewees received word? 
  • -I haven't heard anything either way since mla (1/21)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor, African American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a tenure-eligible assistant professor of African American literature after 1900. The successful candidate will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching and must demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Faculty members teach in our undergraduate curriculum as well as our MA in English program and our interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. Candidates must have PhD in hand no later than August 15, 2015.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates must apply online by 12/14/14, at http://www.vcujobs.com. Please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, and writing sample (not to exceed 7500 words). Confidential letters of reference should be sent directly to Ms. Virginia Schmitz at vschmitz@vcu.edu. Candidates may address questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Katherine S. Nash, at ksnash@vcu.edu. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype; finalists will be invited to campus.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/11/15

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:Invitation to campus (1/8)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Rec'd email 12/17 stating because of number of applicants, skype interviews will be set up 1/5 or 1/6 and those to be interviewed will be contacted end of this week or early next week.
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/8)
  • Offer made and accepted (2/16)

Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor in African-American and pre-1900 American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position beginning fall 2015. Assistant Professor in African-American literature and pre-1900 American literature. In addition to advanced courses in their specialties, all department members teach introductory courses and an annual first-year writing seminar, topic determined by instructor. Support for interdisciplinary teaching in areas such as Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Poverty and Human Capability, and Film and Visual Culture.

Washington and Lee University, a highly ranked national liberal arts college, is located in the Shenandoah Valley.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and CV online with Interfolio by October 31, 2014. We will request writing samples and dossiers from semi-finalists and interview finalists at MLA in Vancouver.

Quick Link: http://jobs.wlu.edu:80/postings/2024

Interfolio Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/25876

Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/20 x3

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: x1

Offer accepted: x1

NOTES:

William Paterson University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

William Paterson University invites applications with specialization in African-American literature for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of English.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in African-American literature, as well as other literature courses and offerings in the University Core Curriculum. Commitment to teaching excellence and service required. Please provide evidence of scholarly potential. Ph.D. or advanced ABD is required.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Dr. Ian Marshall, Chairperson, Department of English at africanamericanist2014@wpunj.edu or via mail to him at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred and be a single .pdf file. 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 www.wpunj.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/08/14)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): email for skype interview 12/12

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: x1

Offer accepted: x1 [posted 03/12]

NOTES:

Skype interview on 1/14/15. No word yet.

  • any updates (12/7)?

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

Iona College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Literature / Digital Humanities - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Iona College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a scholar specializing in African-American Literature with additional expertise in Digital Humanities. In addition to promising scholarship, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching (4/4 load), including undergraduate and graduate courses in African- American Literature and core courses in writing and literature.

Required qualifications: a Ph.D. (the successful candidate will have completed the Ph.D. by August 2015); relevant teaching experience and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae including the names of three references (PDF form) by January 20, 2015, to Dr. Laura Shea, Chair, Department of English at careers@iona.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Iona College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from underrepresented minorities and women are especially encouraged. For additional information about Iona College please visit our home page - http://www.iona.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: via phone 2/6 (x3)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 2/12 SKYPE (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/16 (scheduled for late March) x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/9

Offer accepted: 4/24

NOTES:

  • Any Skype interviewees receive word?
  • --No word yet. 
  • Any campus interviewees receive word yet?

Winston-Salem State University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor, American and African-American Literature - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Winston-Salem State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2015. We seek strong candidates to teach and advise undergraduate students, conduct research and mentor undergraduate research, and engage with and provide service to the broader public.

We welcome candidates with a background in American and African-American Literature who will contribute to our undergraduate degree program in English and minor program in African-American Literature and who can work collaboratively across disciplines.

Competencies: Background in American and African-American Literature to teach in undergraduate degree program in English and minor program in African-American Literature; Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications): Ph.D. in English or a closely related field by the time of appointment in August 2015

In addition, applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a commitment to a liberal arts education in a diverse educational environment.

Special Instructions: Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Link to Apply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 01/31/2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: (2/28) Email asking for letters of recommendation and transcripts.

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Request for phone interview (3/25)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

Anyone hear back about campus visits? (4/27)

  • When you try to apply for this job, it requests an unspecified third document (in addition to CV & letter). Anyone know what this is? (I will write to the chair, but thought it might be listed in one of the ads, and I'm just missing it...)
  • Did you ever find out the answer? I can't find the information either. 
  • 1/24: I also emailed the chair, and here was his response: "People use the third option for different things. There are those who use it to share their teaching portfolio, course evaluations, research, etc. Whatever works for you should be fine with the search committee." 

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Illinois College (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of English Edit

Illinois College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor or instructor of English with a specialization in multicultural literature for the Fall 2015 semester. Candidates whose teaching and research focuses on African-American literature are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities will include two multicultural literature courses and one introduction to writing course that can carry a theme of the instructor’s choosing. Candidates with a relevant graduate degree are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a C.V., official graduate transcript(s), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send materials in PDF format to deansearch@mail.ic.edu.

Additional position details are available at this link: http://www.ic.edu/employment.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28584

MLA JIL 01/23/15

Deadline: March 6 (according to Interfolio link)

Acknowledgment received: March 9

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Campus interview scheduled:

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Offer made:

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See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

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