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See Ethnic Studies 2015-2016 for interdisciplinary jobs in African American Studies.

See also: Other Ethnic American (Literature) 2016

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

Auburn University at Montgomery (AL) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English, to begin Fall 2016. Specialist in African American literature; will also teach American literature surveys and composition, with opportunities for teaching creative writing for candidates with creative publications.

Interest in teaching online courses desirable. 3/3 teaching load with ongoing scholarship and publication; internal funding and professional improvement leave available. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English. Please send letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts to Search Committee Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, Auburn University Montgomery, P. O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023. Priority given to applications received by October 30. Applicants must also apply electronically at http://www.jobs.aum.edu. Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically under-represented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

MLA JIL 10/16/15

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/17

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Do we submit requested material via post? 
  • Any word on this search? (response 12/2: I haven't heard anything yet)
  • Nothing here as of 12/17. Anyone else?
  • response 12/18: Committee still reviewing materials
  • Any updates after Skype interviews? (response 1/28: I haven't heard anything post-Skype yet)
  • nothing here either (1/28)
  • Any news? (2/10)

California State University Long Beach (CA) - Asst. Professor - pre-1900 American Lit. spec. African AmericanEdit

California State University, Long Beach - Long Beach, CA

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment in English, African American/Africana Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or closely related field. Expertise in pre-1900 American literature with specialization in African American literature. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at the college level, both undergraduate and graduate courses. Evidence of potential for successful research and publication. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. Experience in teaching courses in pre-1900 American/African American Literature. Ability to teach critical methods and approaches. Evidence of successful research and publication. Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with departments and programs such as Africana Studies and American Studies. Potential for developing service-learning courses and/or community-based research.

Duties: Teach undergraduate to graduate level courses in pre-1900 American/African American literature and other areas of American literature, including introductory surveys, genre courses, special topics courses, and other core courses within the major. Supervise Master’s theses and grade comprehensive exams. Participate in curriculum development. Maintain an active research agenda leading to conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in service to the department, college, and university committees.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Required Documentation: A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced); Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications; CV (including current email address); Three current letters of recommendation; Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree. [Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript]. Evidence of successful teaching (syllabi, course handouts, tests, student evaluations, etc.)

Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

The preferred method of application is through: Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6328

Requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Eileen S. Klink, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of English

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-2403

(562) 985-4223 or christopher.knight@csulb.edu

Application Deadline: Review of application to begin November 2, 2015.

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Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Emory University (GA) - Longstreet Chair - Advanced Associate or Full Professor - Africana Lit. - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at Emory University invites applications for the Longstreet Chair. We seek a prominent scholar with a distinguished international reputation in the field of Africana literature and culture at the rank of advanced associate or full professor. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: black women's literature, gender and sexuality, literary and cultural theory. The Ph.D. is required. Review of the applications will begin October 31, 2015. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references to http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers/. Emory University, Atlanta Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: yes

Request for additional materials: yes [posted 12/11]

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

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Fordham University (NY) - TT Asst. Prof. of African/African-American Studies - Caribbean History, Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of African and African American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Caribbean history, literature and culture at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2016 at Fordhams Rose Hill Campus.

The successful candidate for the position will be an interdisciplinary scholar of the Caribbean with the ability to teach courses rooted in other regions of the African Diaspora. We seek candidates with evidence of experience in teaching and a well-defined research agenda. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research reflects a broad or trans-Caribbean perspective; expertise in Caribbean literature or literary criticism would be a plus. We invite candidates with an ability to make a positive contribution to the departments climate fostering inclusiveness and diversity. Possession of the Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required.

A cover letter and curriculum vitae in electronic format (PDF or Microsoft Word) should be sent to Dr. Aimee Meredith Cox, Committee Chair, at acox10@fordham.edu

The deadline for applications is October 30th 2015.

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Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Fordham University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Literatures of the African Diaspora - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Fordham University English department invites applications for a tenure-track position in literatures of the African diaspora, with a focus on African American and/or Caribbean literatures. This position will be based at our Rose Hill (Bronx) campus and begins in Fall 2016. The successful candidate should expect to teach introductory literature and writing-intensive courses in Fordham’s Core Curriculum, upper-level undergraduate courses, and courses in his or her areas of specialization for our M.A. and Ph.D. students.

By November 1, 2015, please submit curriculum vitae and cover letter—addressed to Glenn Hendler, search committee chair—through Interfolio.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.

http://apply.interfolio.com/31814

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/2

Request for additional materials: 11/20 

Rejection (no interview): 11/20 via email x3

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: YES

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted:YES

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Anglophone 2016
  • Any word since the materials request?
  • Any word on interviews? [nope.]
  • Was this canceled?

Gonzaga University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor - Global and/or Multi‐ethnic Literature (incl. African American) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for one full‐time, tenure‐track Assistant Professor position (3/3 teaching load) in Global and/or Multi‐ethnic Literature, starting fall, 2016. Priority given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas of literature: Global Indigenous, Pacific Rim, Asian American, African or African American, Postcolonial, Diasporic. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate literature and other University Core courses as needed. Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English or ABD with completion by August 1, 2016, evidence of scholarly potential, at least one year experience instructing literature, and evidence of superior teaching. Desired Qualifications: Expertise and interest in interdisciplinary teaching (may include contributions to Native American/Environmental/Gender Studies programs) and developing new courses for inclusion in University Core. To apply, please visit our website at: https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) three letters of recommendation. Email inquiries to Jeff Miller, Chair of English: millerj3@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on November 1, 2015, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31974

MLA JIL 09.25.15

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): 12/15: Skype interviews have been scheduled.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Saint Anselm College (NH) - TT Assistant Professor - 19th c. American Lit., incl. African-American Lit.Edit

Tracking Code: 20120450

Job Description: The Department of English at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition in Manchester, NH, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2016. The successful candidate will demonstrate both scholarly and teaching excellence in nineteenth-century American Literature with a particular emphasis in African American Literature. Primary teaching responsibilities will include American literature, core courses for the major, Freshman Composition and Humanities, as well as specially developed courses within the instructor’s area(s) of specialty. We plan to interview at the MLA Convention in January. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential, and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Gary Bouchard, Department Chair via the college website at www.anselm.edu/hr. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Ms. Denise Reagan, at denreagan@anselm.edu. First consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, November 2, 2015.

Required Skills: Candidates should receive their Ph.D. by September 2016 and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as scholarly research.

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Deadline: Nov. 2

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:

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San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Position - Africana Studies and Literature - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Campus Employment Homepage: http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs.html

Description: The department seeks individuals with a strong background In Africana Studies and Literature. Strong preference will be given to candidates who also have a specialization in Africana-centered Black womanist/masculinity theory.

The Department of Africana Studies was the first department of Black Studies in the country and is situated in the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the country. The mission of Africana Studies is to advance academic excellence, social responsibility and cultural grounding. Africana Studies focuses on the study of people of African descent from a core paradigm that seeks human liberation. As a discipline, Africana Studies draws its philosophical and intellectual foundation from African culture. The discipline of Africana Studies is concerned with investigating the thought and practice of Africana identified people using theories, concepts, and perspectives that emerge from the unique heritage, and contemporary experiences of people of African descent.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies or Literature with a focus on African Americans at time of hire. Preference is given to candidates who also have a specialization in Africana-centered Black womanist/ masculinity theory. Candidates should have an active record of scholarship in Africana literature. Candidates are preferred who have relevant reaching and research experience.

We seek applicants who have: an ability to work cooperatively, commitment to engaged pedagogy in a faculty learning community, evidence of interpersonal skills and collegiality, demonstrated interest in and vision for the future of Africana Studies, which applies scholarship to the needs of Africana communities.

Responsibilities: The position requires teaching, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students in Africana Studies, and introducing new courses aligned with the applicants expertise, the department's core curriculum, general education, and service courses. The candidate will be responsible for developing an active ongoing scholarship program in the area of her or his specialty. The position will involve ongoing committee and service assignments, including working with Department, College, and University Committees, advising students and working with student-oriented programs.

Rank and salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit a letter of intent in addition to the following items: graduate transcript, verification of degree or anticipated date of completion,, curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of teaching, syllabi and research interests in Africana/Black literature that demonstrate an Africana-centered approach to Black Womanist/Black masculinity studies, three letters of reference. Please send application materials to Dr. Serie McDougal-Search Chair via email to afrs@sfsu.edu with the subject heading, Africana/Black literature Position or via mail:

ATTN: Africana/Black Literature Position, Dr. Serie McDougal--Search Chair, San Francisco State University, Department of Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, 1600 Holloway Ave, Room E/P 103, San Francisco, CA 94132.

Review of applications will begin December 7, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 [Nov.21]

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 2016 and Ethnic Studies 2015-2016
  • I am confused. How did they request materials on Nov 21 if the deadline was Dec 7th? Have materials actually been requested?
  • Any news?
  • Has anyone ever heard anything from them? [3/7]

Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - African American Literature - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African American Literature, to begin fall 2016. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to 19th century, 20th century, or contemporary African American literature, cultural studies, genre or performance studies, and/or transnational approaches to African American and African diasporic literatures. Successful candidates must complete the Ph.D before September 2016 and have a strong commitment to teaching and research, preferably including undergraduates . Teaching will include lower-division surveys of African American literature, upper-division courses in the candidates areas of specialization, and first-year critical thinking and writing courses. More information is available here https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/3383

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Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/17 x2; 12/21 x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 [posted 11/18]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • received neither rejection nor interview invitation. 11/19 x 4
  • Any updates? [12/4]
  • Just an email saying the search is completed--a while back in Feb

SUNY Oneonta (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English and Africana and Latino Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Departments of English and Africana & Latino Studies at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invite applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of English and Africana & Latino Studies with a focus in Black Literatures and/or Latina/o Literatures beginning Fall 2016. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college. The College sits at #9 on the 2016 list of "Top Public Regional Universities" in the North published by U.S. News & World Report, and is ranked #175 in the Northeast on the Forbes magazine list of "America's Top Colleges." The English Department offers a BA and BS in English, as well as a concentration in English for elementary education majors, and five minors. The Africana & Latino Studies Department offers a major in Africana & Latino Studies as well as four minors - Africana Studies Minor, Latina/o Studies Minor, Social Justice Minor, and Urban Studies Minor. To learn more about the College or the Departments, please visit http://www.oneonta.edu or http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/ or http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/africlat/.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

For a complete description of this position go to: http://www.oneonta.edu/employment.

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=66615.

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: http://www.oneonta.edu/employment.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: http://www.oneonta.edu/home/diversity.asp. Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 2/12 (after phone interview:  3 syllabi + writing sample) + 1 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone, 2/3/16 (+1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/28

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/18

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2016
  • Has anyone heard about campus visits (I haven't. 2/23)
  • Decisions will be made on April 18 (4/12)

United States Air Force Academy (CO) - Assistant Professor of English (American minority literatures, incl. African American)Edit

The Department of English and Fine Arts anticipates hiring an Assistant Professor in American minority literatures (e.g. Native, Latina/o, Asian, African, and/or American ethnic) and/or modern drama beginning June 27, 2016.  Diasporic/hemispheric approaches and interdisciplinary studies are especially welcome.  We will privilege candidates with an excellent teaching record and an active research profile grounded in a strong theoretical framework.  The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses at all undergraduate levels, including first-year composition, general literature surveys, and special topics courses for English majors, and will fulfill associated duties to the department, faculty, and student body. Funding is provided for research and scholarship opportunities as available.  The initial appointment will be for three years.  Successive reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. 

Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education.  A Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, and/or multi-cultural/ethnic studies disciplines and/or modern drama with demonstrated expertise in the specified fields by the time of the appointment is required.   Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching, publications and/or presentations in area of specialization.  Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. 

The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that provides a liberal arts education as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become Air Force officers in service to our nation.  Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors.  The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators.  The student body consists of approximately 4,000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries.

Requirements:  The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation.
Salary:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on a 12-month work year. 
To Apply:  Go to www.usajobs.gov. Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position. 

Applications must be received by November 20th, 2015.  U. S. citizenship required. The U.S. Air Force Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities.  The Air Force believes that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission.  The Air Force Academy highly values individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  For the Air Force, diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Deadline: November 20, 2015

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 Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

About the University: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve 26,000 students with more than 210 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 14% of employee salary.

About the College/Department: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

The Department of English offers four degrees and an online certificate. Students can take courses in African American, Arab American, U.S. Latina/Latino, Native American, postcolonial and southern literatures, as well as in creative writing and translation, film and media studies, gender and sexuality studies, rhetoric and composition, digital humanities, service-learning and a constantly changing list of period- and genre-specific topics.

Summary of Job Duties: This position is a tenure-track joint faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in African American Literature. The position entails conducting research leading to publication, designing graduate and undergraduate courses, providing curriculum material, constructing syllabi, leading classroom instruction, writing and administering exams, coaching students in the writing of essays, mentoring and evaluating students, serving on various faculty- and student-oriented committees, and participating in the faculty decision-making of the English Department and the Program in African and African American Studies.

Teaching will consist of four courses per year, on a semester system: two graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the Department of English and two courses in the Program of African and African American Studies. Service will be both in English and in AAST , though an effort will be made to keep total service no more than is normal for English Department faculty who are not jointly appointed. Ongoing research and publication are required. Job performance will be evaluated jointly by the Chair of the Department of English and the Chair of African-American Studies; tenure and promotion will be in the Department of English.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration. Ph.D. in hand, in English or a closely related field, by date of appointment; Specialization in African American Literature; Teaching experience; Evidence of excellent research.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in critical race theory; Expertise in an additional literary-critical field (e.g. Early American Literature or Queer Theory).

Close Date 11/01/2015

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 08/15/2016

Department Home Page

Recruitment Contact Information Dr. Dorothy Stephens dstephen@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at http://jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, and a literary-critical writing sample of 25-30 double-spaced pages.

A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) will be requested during the application process.

If you are ABD , please ask your dissertation director to include in his or her letter a statement about the likelihood of your filing your dissertation before August 15, 2016. (If this statement is not already in your director’s letter of reference that is in your dossier, you may upload the statement as a separate file to the ‘Other Document’ link).

https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/9587

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Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype Interview scheduled [posted 12/5]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: This search is at the campus interview stage.

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/24 rejection (1)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • I haven't heard anything after submission of application. Please let me know if anybody is invited for skype interview/ rejection. 

University of Central Missouri (MO) - Asst. Professor - African American Lit.Edit

Position number 998405. Full time, 9-month teaching position.

Twelve hour teaching load includes graduate and upper-level courses in African American Literature, surveys in American Literature and first-year writing courses.

Successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to cultivating student engagement and committee work. Required:

Degree or specialization in African American Literature. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Degree must be conferred by August 2016.

NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates interested in applying for the position must complete the on-line faculty profile for position number 998405 found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu.

Attach to the faculty profile a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Please list on the faculty profile the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three (3) professional references.

Send three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Daniel Schierenbeck at schierenbeck@ucmo.edu.

Review of completed applications will begin on November 30, 2015; search will continue until position is filled.

Employment can NOT be finalized without official transcripts.

Direct inquiries about the position to the Department of English and Philosophy chair, Dr. Daniel Schierenbeck at schierenbeck@ucmo.edu or 660-543-8696.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

UCM is an AA/ EEO/ ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Desired start date is August 8, 2016.

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Deadline: November 30

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:

Any news? [2/10]

University of Nebraska (NE) - TT Assistant Professor of English - African Poetics (2 Positions) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks two specialists in African Poetics, for tenure-track appointments at the assistant professor level in literary and cultural studies or creative writing. The successful candidates will become part of the department’s efforts to develop a core area of strength in African Poetics. We are especially interested in applicants who work with interdisciplinary approaches and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: creative writing grounded in African poetics; African literature; African theater; African Popular Culture; African cinema; African Art; African aesthetics; African linguistics; and African rhetorics. Additional interests in globalization studies, digital humanities, creative writing, travel literature, or black/global feminisms are highly desirable. Candidates will be asked to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise undergraduate and MA theses as well as Ph.D. dissertations, and serve on graduate student committees.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an MFA or a Ph.D. in English or a related field relevant to the study of African Poetics by August 2016, a strong publication record, and evidence of successful teaching.

Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150191 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form and apply online. Applicants should be prepared to attach a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to their online application. Please do not send paper applications. Review of applications will begin November 2nd and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For information about the application process or about the position, contact Professor Kwame Dawes, Search Committee Chair, kdawes4@unl.edu, 402-472-1812.

Link to Apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/46425

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Pittsburgh (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Africana LiteratureEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position in Africana Literature at the level of Assistant Professor, subject to budgetary approval. This position, which is tenure stream, would begin with the Fall Term 2016. A PhD in Africana Studies is preferred. Especially valued are scholars with a specialization in Africana literary aesthetics with multidimensional grounding in cultural, historical, and socio-political orientations in Africana scholarship and research methodology. Responsibilities will include the teaching of Introduction to Africana Studies, other courses in the existing curriculum, and courses in the candidates area of specialization. Please include in your completed package; a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, a sample of publications, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTA0. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolios Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. In order to ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 1, 2015.

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Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of San Francisco (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, African American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American literature. While the specialization within the field of African-American literature is open, we are particularly interested in expertise in transnational, hemispheric and diasporic issues.

Job Responsibilities: Candidates should be able to teach and develop introductory and upper-division courses in African-American and American literature for English majors and minors, as well as surveys for non-majors and first year student seminars (i.e. general education).

Minimum Requirements: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Literature or related field, demonstrated excellence in teaching and evidence of strong scholarly activity in literature. (Applicants with degrees outside of literature—American Studies, for example—should be conducting their research in literature.)

Applicants should submit their application at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. The required documents are: cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae. All must be in PDF format. Applications must be received by October 30, 2015. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier. We will interview a short list at MLA. Please direct inquiries to englishlitsearch@usfca.edu

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Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received: note saying file is complete and ready for review on (11/9/15).

Request for additional materials: Request for writing sample, letters of reco, and two syllabi on (11/20): x1

Rejection (no interview): 11/23 via email x2.

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES:

  • 12/15 - Did MLA interview notification come via e-mail or phone call?
  • 1/25 - Has anyone heard anything in the last few weeks?  Any campus invites yet?

University of Utah (UT) - Open Rank Professor - African American Lit. and Culture - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at the University of Utah invites applications for a position in African American literature and culture at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to begin Fall 2016; expertise in complementary fields is welcome. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to developing relationships between the University and the larger community.

Please submit an application letter and c.v. by 5 November.

To apply, please visit this link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/45064

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20 -  Request for writing sample and letters of recommendation +2

Rejection (no interview): 12/10 (+3) 

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 - visits scheduled 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor in African American Literature - OFFERS MADEEdit

Wake Forest University’s Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in African American literature. The department is open to candidates working in any historical period from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. We welcome all applicants with a strong grounding in African American literature and race culture. We are especially interested in scholars whose expertise includes cultural theory, sexuality studies, poetics, performance studies, black aesthetics, or literary history.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to publication and high quality liberal arts teaching. Position to begin July 1, 2016. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Duties will include teaching undergraduate literature courses, advanced electives, and MA-level courses in areas of specialization. Teaching load is 9 courses over 2 years, with funded junior research leave.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. For information about the Department of English, go to http://www.wfu.edu/english

Located in Winston-Salem, NC in the North Carolina Piedmont, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ranking among the top thirty national universities, it offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. For more about the University, please visit http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Applicants should apply online at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com and submit a cover letter directed to Professor Scott Klein, Chair, Department of English, P.O. Box 7387, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Also submit your vita, dissertation or book abstract, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to letters@wfu.edu Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than [October 31, 2015]. EOE/AA

Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu Questions about the position may be addressed to english@wfu.edu.

MLA JIL 09/11/15 - see also: https://apply.interfolio.com/31504

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/3 writing sample requested (x3, although this looks like something that got sent to everybody. Less winnowing the pool than filling out everybody's application. Boilerplate email from HR regarding writing samples.)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled November, via email [posted 12/17]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/9; 1st offer refused; 2nd offer made and refused.

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any updates on this search?
  • Nothing here (12/17). Anyone get an interview yet?
  • Any updates post-MLA interviews (1/16)?

Western Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - African Diaspora Lit. (19-20th c. African American Lit.) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The African American Studies Program in the Department of Diversity and Community Studies at Western Kentucky University seeks applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in African Diaspora literatures, with specialization in nineteenth and twentieth century African American literature and popular culture. The successful candidate will teach core courses within the African American Studies Program, as well as other courses offered by the department, as needed. Instruction and scholarship in women and gender studies is a plus, as is experience with teaching online, curriculum development, and/or event programming. The candidate must demonstrate a promising research agenda and exhibit a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies.

Requirements: Located in the Department of Diversity and Community Studies, the Program offers a minor in African American Studies and teaches several general education courses each semester. We are seeking a scholar whose active research agenda contributes to new developments in the interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies. Evidence of scholarship required. Candidate must have an earned doctorate in African American Studies, Africana Studies, or related disciplines.

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):12/11

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):x1 12/11

Campus interview scheduled: x1 1/26

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: any updates post-MLA interviews?

Westminster College (UT) - Asst. Professor - Lit. of African Diaspora -CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English program at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, seeks a scholar who can teach literatures of the African diaspora and media studies for a full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. The applicant should demonstrate ability to mentor and support historically underrepresented students (students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students). The position requires a PhD in English or Comparative Literature. The teaching load is three courses per semester, including courses in the candidate's area of specialty, new courses in the English major and writing-intensive courses in the college’s innovative new general education curriculum.

The English program at Westminster College is in the process of revising its major to focus on ways of thinking, reading, and writing rather than traditional categories of literary historical period and national culture. Our newly adopted program learning goals include generating effective written and oral communication, closely analyzing texts and media, understanding literary history and contexts, and engaging with contemporary literary and critical discourse. Our new curriculum favors comparative, transnational, and transhistorical approaches as well as the study of media in all their forms. In addition to literary studies, the program offers a concentration in creative writing and ample opportunities for students to engage with contemporary writers. Each year the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry series features several readings by nationally known poets, one of whom teaches in residence for a semester. Published since 1965, ellipsis is a student-edited literary journal that features work by emerging and well-known writers from across the country.

Current English faculty specialize in medieval and Renaissance literature, early nineteenth century and environmental literature, Latino and other U.S. minority literature, South Asian literature, film studies, composition pedagogy, poetry, and fiction. We seek a colleague who can complement our strengths by offering additional courses on diverse authors and media. In our teaching, we maintain Westminster College’s commitment to inclusive, supportive, and engaged student learning.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English or Comparative Literature (completed by August 2016), and successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Expertise in literatures of the African diaspora and media studies.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience mentoring and supporting historically underrepresented students.

Application & Supplemental Information: A complete application will include:

1. A letter of application addressing your successful experience teaching in English and your skills in supporting the learning of diverse students, 2. A curriculum vitae , 3. The names and contact information for three professional references (including at least one who can address your successful teaching experience).

Please apply for this position at http://jobs.westminstercollege.edu/ . Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.

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Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received: 11/2 (x2)

Request for additional materials: 11/24 (likely sent to all applicants) (no, I did not receive any request for additional materials. Has EVERYBODY else received it?) (original poster here: i didn't mean to incite anger or offend. the email was addressed "dear applicants," not "applicant" so i figured it was sent to many if not all. i know the market / application process can be inscrutable and wanted to provide as much info as i could.) (one of the people who didn't hear anything here: no offence taken!  this process *is* totally inscrutable and one can never tell if something is going to everyone or just a select group.  Kinda funny that they addressed it so generically if it's a shortlisting email, but who knows.)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Anglophone 2016
  • 11/30 I haven't either gotten a request for additional materials or a rejection.

Willamette University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Willamette University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in African American Literature at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016.

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in English or related field, have a promising record of scholarly publication, and have experience teaching at the university level. We particularly welcome applications from candidates prepared to teach introductory and theory/methodology courses in American Ethnic Studies, as well as the long history of African American literature (including 18th/19thC). Desirable sub-specialties include any of the following: multi-ethnic literatures, postcolonial literatures, film studies, women’s and gender studies. Teaching load is 3-2 and will include general education literature courses and advanced courses in areas of specialization, and courses in close reading and literary theory.

This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, retirement contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory retirement contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and moving expense reimbursement.

Additional Information/About the Department

To learn more about the English Department, faculty, staff and students visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/english .

Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West. Willamette University is a nationally recognized liberal arts college of about 2,000 undergraduates that also offers graduate programs in law and business. It is ranked above national averages in the diversity of its student body, and places significantly higher than other comparable colleges in the Pacific Northwest in the inclusion of students of color, as well as immigrant, undocumented and working class students. Willamette’s location in Salem, Oregon’s capital city, provides numerous recreational opportunities, with the coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene all within an hour’s drive. To learn more about Willamette University, please visit http://www.willamette.edu

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in English or related field, have a promising record of scholarly publication, and have experience teaching at the university level. We particularly welcome applications from candidates prepared to teach introductory and theory/methodology courses in American Ethnic Studies, as well as the long history of African American literature (including 18th/19thC).

ABD will be considered, but must have Ph.D. by the time position starts in August 2016.

Preferred Qualifications: Desirable sub-specialties include any of the following: multi-ethnic literatures, postcolonial literatures, film studies, women’s and gender studies.

Special Instructions: Thank you for considering an academic position within Willamette University (WU). Please note that you will need to create an account in order to apply, if this is your first time applying online with WU.

The following materials will need to be uploaded as part of your online application: Letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample (up to 20 pages); Statement of your expected contributions to a department committed to diversity and inclusivity. Three letters of recommendations – At least one letter of recommendation must address your qualifications for teaching undergraduates at a liberal arts college.*

As part of the online application, please provide contact information for three references and notify them that they will be contacted electronically. The email from Human Resources will include a link where they will be able to submit a letter of recommendation/reference on your behalf. Please note letters will only be accessible to the search committee.

Application Deadline: November 7, 2015. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Please feel free to contact HR at human-resources@willamette.edu if you have any questions or need assistance.

Apply at: https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/1724

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Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/30 (via email) x 3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/30 interviews scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/18

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • neither rejection nor interview (12/4) 
  • any updates? (12/10)

Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature and Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Williams College Department of English seeks to appoint a fulltime-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in African American literature and culture. In addition to offering courses on African American topics, this professor would be expected to contribute courses reflecting additional scholarly interests. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research in African American literature makes links to adjacent and interdisciplinary fields-especially to Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literature, to other ethnic, post-colonial, and/or diasporic literatures, and to theoretical approaches to film, media, and popular culture. We would welcome courses that support our long-standing commitments to the college's interdisciplinary programs, which include Africana Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The position begins fall 2016, and we prefer that applicants have the Ph.D. in hand by then. More advanced appointments may be considered, but only in exceptional cases.

Applications must include: A letter of application and teaching statement, where we encourage you to state how your work will enhance the diversity of our offerings and scholarly community and speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Curriculum vitae, a writing sample (25 pages maximum), transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and complete applications must be submitted by November 2, 2015. Applications should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/30738 . All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/

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Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/21

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/18 x 2 (via email)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone tried to apply for this job? There is a glitch that doesn't allow you to view the position (and thus apply for it) when you are logged in. Help?
  • 9/30: Interfolio link says applications do not open until tomorrow (10/1). Maybe try again then? http://apply.interfolio.com/30738
  • Will do. Thank you!
  • Anyone heard anything? MLA interviews scheduled? (this comment was posted earlier today, 11/28; not sure why Alsmith47 thought it should be deleted. Seems a totally valid question to me.) I'll go ahead and answer: no news here (11/28)
  • UPDATE, Dec 1: Thank you for your questions, job candidates. The commitee is continuing to review the very impressive pool of applications, and will be in touch by the end of the week of December 14 to schedule interviews. Thank you for your patience. --The Search Committee
  • Thanks to the Search Committee for the transparency; is it fair to assume the interviews will take place at MLA?
  • UPDATE, Dec 6: Yes, interviews will take place at MLA. In addition to scheduling interviews by the end of the week of Dec 14, we will also do our very best to contact everyone who applied to let them know we've moved to the next stage in our process. Thanks so much for your interest in the position. --The Search Committee
  • 12/17: There are two postdocs at Williams that could apply for this position (English and American Studies). Never heard of two internal candidates for the same search. (Thank you for pointing this out. I found the English postdoc [and his research nearly mirrors the job ad] but missed the postdoc in American Studies. Now, if only Williams could put us all out of our misery 12/18.)
  • 12/18: Yes, it seems pretty likely that this job was written for the postdoc in English, who is incidentally also a Williams alum. In any case, though, has anyone heard anything? They said -- just a few lines above what I'm writing here -- that they'd have interviews scheduled and let everyone know by today...
  • Good form, Williams: wait until the last possible minute to contact interviewees and leave the rest to guess their fate. 12/18
  • yeah, i guess in the end it was just too burdensome to follow through on those good intentions: "we will also do our very best to contact everyone who applied to let them know we've moved to the next stage in our process."
  • I think Williams was pretty good on this search. rejection a few days after they said they'd get to it, and while it's true that they have at least one postdoc that fits this search, it seems that it's quite a standard practice these days among SLACs to get a postdoc and run a search the next year. And the postdocs still have to go through the whole proces, which means lots of competition from super qualified candidates. I guess on the one hand it's an enviable position, but on the other I can't imagine that it's any less terrible for them than it is for the rest of us.
  • UPDATE, December 22: MLA interviews have been scheduled, and all applicants have been notified as to the status of their applications. Thank you for your patience, and for your interest in Williams College. It was a very rich and exciting pool, and the committee wishes all the best to everyone who applied. --The Search Committee
  • Anyone hear back after MLA? Nothing here (1/13)
  • nothing here yet either (1/13)
  • same (1/13)
  • Anyone hear anything yet? Nothing here (1/15) x2 (1/18)
  • Campus visits now underway (1/22)
  • Any news? 

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

Delta State University (MS) - Asst. Professor of English - African American and/or World Literature and DramaEdit

The Division of Languages and Literature at Delta State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English to start in August of 2016. It is a 4-4 teaching load, and candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in English literature or an M.F.A. in a related field in hand by August 1, 2016. The candidate should have a concentration in African American literature & drama, and/or world literature & drama. Candidates should also have the ability to teach a broad range of courses, including general education multi-genre and composition classes, as well as upper-division and graduate courses. All M.F.A. candidates must have at least 18 hours in graduate-level English courses. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who have experience directing and coordinating dramatic productions. Responsibilities include advising, assessment, recruiting, working with student and faculty organizations, and serving on departmental and university committees.

Qualifications: Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in English literature or an M.F.A. in a related field in hand by August 1, 2016. The candidate should have a concentration in African American literature & drama, and/or World literature & drama. Candidates should also have the ability to teach a broad range of courses, including general education multi-genre and composition classes, as well as upper-division and graduate courses. All M.F.A. candidates must have at least 18 hours in graduate-level English courses. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who have experience directing and coordinating dramatic productions. Responsibilities include advising, assessment, recruiting, working with student and faculty organizations, and serving on departmental and university committees.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: The ability to direct dramatic productions is a plus.

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

Please address the letter of application to Don Allan Mitchell, Interim Chair, Division of Languages and Literature, Delta State University. Review of applications begins February 1, 2016.

If letters of recommendation need to be sent under a separate cover, attach a document in place of the letters stating the names of your references. This way you will be able to submit your application. Letters can be mailed to Human Resources, Kent Wyatt Hall 247, 1003 W. Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, MS 38733 or emailed to dsuhrjobs@deltastate.edu. When the letters arrive, they will be added to your materials online. For more information, call: 662-846-4035.

Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/718187

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Deadline: Feb. 1

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 Arkansas at Little Rock (AR) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnic LiteraturesEdit

English: The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latina/o literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and other courses as assigned, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses. Desired secondary emphases include post-colonial and Anglophone literatures, literary theory, or film studies. The applicant will also be expected to serve on committees, assist with departmental advising, and publish in peer-reviewed journals and books. Requirements: The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English by start date (08/15/2016), have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and an understanding of technology and online education. Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position may be subject to a pre-employment financial history and criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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Deadline: February 26, 2016

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/11

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Texas at El Paso (TX) - Director of African American StudiesEdit

DIRECTOR, AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks a dynamic scholar and leader for the position of Director of African American Studies. Founded more than twenty years ago, African American Studies at UTEP offers a rich mix of programming linking students, faculty, staff and members of the community in the El Paso border region and beyond. This context provides exciting opportunities to explore the intersections of African American and Latina/o experiences and draw on UTEP’s important civil rights history.

The Director of African American Studies is a member of the UTEP College of Liberal Arts Chairs’ Council and has responsibility for leadership of the academic program and research activities associated with African American Studies. The Director generally teaches one course each semester and could also participate in UTEP PhD programs related to their scholarly and research interests. With staff assistance, the Director serves as an advisor for the UTEP Black Student Union and a mentor for many students enrolled in programs throughout the University. The Director works with the UTEP Black Alumni Network (UBAN) and with community partners to build support for African American Studies and address relevant social issues at UTEP and in the El Paso community. The Director and staff, working in collaboration with UTEP students, affiliated faculty, campus organizations and other University and community officials, sponsor a variety of events and activities throughout the year, including Black History Month programs, and initiate new avenues of engagement and outreach. 

Required Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or a related academic disciplinary area, and possess a strong record of scholarship commensurate with an appointment as Professor or Associate Professor with Tenure in an appropriate UTEP academic department or program.   Demonstrable experience in serving in an administrative role, engaging in community outreach, and initiating and expanding a new program is highly desirable. 

About UTEP and El Paso: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 23,000 students, close to 80% of whom are Latina/o and a majority of whom are the first in their families to attend a university. Ranked overall among the Top 10 universities in the nation by Washington Monthly and #1 for contributing to student social mobility, UTEP is dedicated to becoming the first national research university with a 21st century student demographic. The African American Studies program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, which is the largest college at the University. In addition to playing a major role in the delivery of the University Core Curriculum to all UTEP students, the College of Liberal Arts serves approximately 7,000 students with majors in 13 departments and 10 programs, including Women’s and Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Chicano Studies, Asian Studies and African American Studies. 

Application procedures: To apply, applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a recent publication related to the field, and names of three references with their complete contact information. Review of applications will begin April 11, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Application materials, in one PDF file, should be emailed to: Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya, Search Committee Chair, at mjayasuriya@utep.edu

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

Deadline: April 11, 2016

Acknowledgment received: 5/11

Request for additional materials:

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

College of Charleston (SC) - Visiting Assistant Professor of African American LitEdit

The College of Charleston welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in English and African American Studies, with a start date of August 16, 2016. Required qualifications include a PhD in English or African American Studies with emphasis in African American Literature; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a commitment to participating in a growing African American Studies program. This faculty member will teach nine hours per semester (fall and spring); the teaching assignment will include a combination of introductory and survey courses in English and in African American studies, as well as specialized upper-division courses. Submit cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, current transcript, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio by March 31, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in April.

Founded in 1770 and located in the heart of historic Charleston, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences institution committed to the teacher-scholar model for faculty. The College of Charleston, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of English have a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining an inclusive work and learning environment.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/34447

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Earlham College (IN) - Visiting Assistant Professor of American LiteratureEdit

Earlham College will be hiring a one-year visiting assistant professor for the 2016-17 academic year with the ability to teach courses in American, African American and/or U.S. Ethnic Literatures. A candidate who also has an academic background in any of the interdisciplinary programs taught at Earlham is encouraged to apply. Interdisciplinary programs at Earlham include, among others: African and African-American Studies, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Peace and Global Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies and International Studies. The teaching load will be 3-3 and will include general education courses. Opportunities will be available for an individual to teach a course dedicated to their area of expertise.

Applicants should have either a Ph.D. or be ABD.

See http://www.earlham.edu for more information about Earlham and its programs.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Send CV, three letters of recommendation, cover letter including statement of teaching practice and philosophy, and sample syllabi to:

Postal Address: Tracy Lautzenheiser
Earlham College
801 National Road West, 116
Richmond, IN 47374
Email Address: lautztr@earlham.edu

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 2/8/16)

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Tulane University (LA) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Post-Colonial and/or African and African-American LiteratureEdit

Tulane University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Post-Colonial Theory and/or African and African-American Literature beginning July 1, 2016. A PhD is required by the time of appointment. 2-2 teaching load, one of these courses in the English Department and the other in the Program in Africana Studies.

Applicants should use Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/34560) and include a detailed letter of interest and introduction and a CV and request three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the position will close on May 1, 2016.

MLA JIL 4/1/16

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See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16Edit

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