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Page for Academic Positions in American Literature (field open or mixed) that begin in 2014.

NEW PAGE for positions that begin in 2015: American Open 2015

Last year's page: American Open 2013

See also English Literature 2013-14

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

Adams State University (CO) - TT Asst. Professor of American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Adams State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in English at the Assistant Professor level. (Position number FA 8005).

Anticipated Start Date: August 2014

Position Description: We seek a generalist with a specialization in American Literature, any area. The successful candidate will teach introductory surveys and upper division courses in American literature, and a course entitled Contemporary Literary Theory. Facility in ethnic and minority literatures, especially Chicano literature, is highly desirable. All faculty in English teach first-year composition. The course load is 4/4. Other duties include student advising and service to the department and college. The successful candidate will create courses in his or her specialty and may help develop the curriculum for a Master’s in Humanities the department is planning. Excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are required for promotion and tenure. Our collegial department is committed to serving diverse students, many of whom are preparing for teacher licensure.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English. Successful teaching experience. Ability to perform position description. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their research and teaching.

Rank/Salary: Salary range is low 40s, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Adams State College offers a competitive benefits package.

Applications: Applicants should send a letter of application addressing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for this position. In their letter, applicants should indicate how teaching at Adams State University, a Hispanic Serving Institution with a liberal arts tradition and with a commitment to inclusive excellence, will align with their career and personal goals. A complete application will include a CV and graduate transcripts (copies accepted, though official transcripts are required at time of appointment); a brief course description with a reading list for an American literature survey that the candidate would develop once at ASU; a list of five professional references; and three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which must address teaching and mentoring experience). Please do not send applications via email. Send all materials to: Dr. David MacWilliams, Chair, American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Theatre, and Mass Communication Adams State University, Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 587-7421

Closing date: All application materials must be postmarked by Jan. 9, 2014. Materials postmarked after that date will be returned unopened.

For application and further information visit http://www.adams.edu/administration/hr/fa8005assistant_professor_english.pdf.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24024

MLA JIL 11/27/13

Deadline: Jan. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview scheduled (2/6)

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Ball State University (IN) - Contract Faculty Positions in American Literature (Non-TT)Edit

Contract faculty positions available August 15, 2014. Responsibilities: teach a 12-hour load each semester, which may include courses in early American literature, ethnic American literatures, general literature, and first-year University Core Curriculum composition courses. Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate in English or related discipline by August 1, 2014, with specialization in American Literature; record of effective teaching at the college or university level. Preferred qualifications: record of publications and/or presentations in area of specialization. Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial copy of graduate transcripts preferably in PDF to: engsearch@bsu.edu  with Contract Literature Position in the Subject line or to Contract Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. (Fax: 765-285-3765) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. (http://www.bsu.edu)

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

https://apply.interfolio.com/25031

MLA JIL 05/16/14

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Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland - Faculty in American LiteratureEdit

Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes, and they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college-level work in the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.

Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network includes campuses in Manhattan and Queens, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newark, New Jersey; and the Harlem Children's Zone in New York City. Since 2003, Bard Early Colleges have awarded 1,556 A.A. degrees.

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland, a partnership between Bard College and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, invites applications for one faculty member in American Literature to join our faculty for the academic year beginning in August 2014.

BHSEC seeks candidates with a specialization in literature of the Americas; expertise in African American, Caribbean, and/or Latino Literature is especially desirable. Expertise in the formal teaching of writing is also desirable. Candidates with expertise in history of the Americas and/or American studies may be considered for dual appointments in English and History. Candidates will teach American Literature at the high school and college levels; candidates will teach courses in their fields of specialization, as well as interdisciplinary courses in the Humanities.

The successful applicant for this position must be committed to teaching classes at both the high school and college levels. In addition, candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the school, including student advising, club advising, and committee service.

Required: M.A. in American Literature or related field and either high school or college teaching experience in American Literature. Desired: Ph.D.; experience at both high school and college levels; experience in urban settings.

To apply, please visit the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's website and search for current employment opportunities and select the option for "High School Teaching" and following the application procedures as indicated.

Site: http://www.applitrack.com/clevelandmetroschools/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=

Additionally, you may send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to hr11805@bhsec.bard.edu as a .pdf. Please include your name and "Faculty in American Literature" in the subject line of the email. Your references should follow the same e-mail protocol.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. Visit http://www.bard.edu/earlycollege/about/employment/ for more information on our schools.

HigherEdJobs.com

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Eastern Connecticut State University - TT Assistant Professor - American Literature and Children's Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Eastern Connecticut State University seeks a specialist in American Literature and Children's Literature for a tenure‐track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. PhD or ABD in English is required. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach existing introductory and advanced courses in literary studies, composition, and/or creative writing and to develop new courses in line with their teaching and research interests. For this position, the candidate should be able to teach a wide range of American Literature as well as demonstrate a specialization in Children's Literature. Ideally, the candidate will have experience teaching K‐12 or has demonstrated an awareness of the challenges and needs of students training to be teachers.

Eastern's English department is vibrant with strong components in literature, rhetoric and composition, cultural studies, and creative writing. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to a broad conversation within the department about the future of English studies.

As the state's only public liberal arts university, Eastern provides a strong liberal arts curriculum to a diverse undergraduate student population. The successful candidate, therefore, will have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural / first generation student population and a strong interest in teaching both discipline‐specific and liberal arts core courses at all levels. Workload is 12 credits per semester. Student advising and service to the department and university committees are expected, as is an active research agenda.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation as email attachments (PDF or Word) to englishsearch@easternct.edu. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014.

HigherEdJobs.com

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Also posted at Children's 2014

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

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

http://www.fisk.edu

Assistant/Associate Professor of American Literature

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

https://apply.interfolio.com/24446

MLA JIL 02/14/14

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

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Also posted at African American 2014

Montana State University Billings - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. American Lit.) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • From Generalist page: " 4/15 (phone interview)"

Morehouse College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. and Cultural StudiesEdit

Morehouse College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as assistant professor of English with a specialty in American Literature and subspecialties in Cultural Studies and Cultural Theory, beginning August 2014. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in American Literature and additional expertise in Cultural Studies, and Literary and Cultural Theory. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in area(s) of specialty and also in general education. Scholarship is an on-going requisite. Candidates with leadership abilities and college-level teaching experience are preferred. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to participate in college and department committee work and service

To guarantee consideration, application materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2014. Candidates should send a letter of application that addresses their teaching philosophy, scholarship activity, and professional strengths relative to the requirements of the position cited above. The application package should also include current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a list of references, and official college transcripts of graduate and undergraduate education.

Send all application materials to Dr. Consuella Bennett, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 3773.

Morehouse College is an independent, four-year, fully accredited Historically Black liberal arts college for men. For additional information, please visit our web site at http://www.morehouse.edu. Morehouse is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

https://www.morehouse.edu/academics/lang/

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: March 31 2014

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of English (fields incl. American Lit.)Edit

Pittsburg State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor of English - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor in English (contingent upon funding), one of thirteen departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Tenure-earning, beginning August 11, 2014. $42,500 (AY). Teaching four courses per semester in lower division/upper division/graduate courses in American literature and/or other areas of expertise, composition, and introduction to literature. Scholarly productivity and academic service expected. Required: Ph. D. in American literature (or equivalent) in hand by August 11, 2014. Priority given to those who demonstrate qualifications to teach multicultural American literature, American women's literature, the American novel, and/or American drama. Mail or email letter of application, vita, and dossier (containing three recent letters of reference and transcripts) to Dr. Celia Patterson, Chair, English Department, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Screening will begin March 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Criminal background check required. Phone: (620) 235-4689. FAX: (620) 235-4686. E-mail: Web site: http://www.pittstate.edu/engl/

https://apply.interfolio.com/24391

MLA JIL 02/07/14

Deadline: review begins March 10

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  • Has anyone heard anything here? (5/5)
  • The position has been filled. (5/17)

University of North Carolina Asheville - Assistant Professor of Literature and Language (spec. American Cultural Studies)Edit

The Department of Literature and Language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville invites applications for an American cultural studies specialist to teach literature, literary and critical theory and first-year writing.

Ideal candidates will also have taken a broad range of coursework, specify how their teaching and scholarship correlate with the UNC Asheville public liberal arts mission, have incorporated interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching courses in our department and in other programs across campus. 4/4 teaching load, with 12 hours of teaching assigned per semester. Ph.D. required. Significant teaching experience, preferably at a liberal arts institution, with significant institutional and departmental service required. The candidate should have demonstrated teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly promise, and have the Ph.D. in English in hand. The candidate’s letter should demonstrate how pedagogy, experience, coursework, and training would enable the candidate to teach current and future course offerings across campus, including a full range of literature and language courses: first-year writing, literature surveys, ethnic literatures, genre studies, and major author courses.

Additional teaching expectations may include UNC Asheville’s general education program (the Liberal Arts Core); Humanities; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Honors and other University programs. UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts university in the North Carolina system, with a dynamic and interdisciplinary Literature and Language Department, located in one of the most livable regions in the country.

https://jobs.unca.edu/postings/613

https://apply.interfolio.com/24712

MLA JIL 03/28/14

Deadline: review begins March 20

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Rejection (no interview): x1 (finally) via email on 2/16/15

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Anyone heard anything? (5/8). 

  • Email from AA: finalists have been contacted for this job, I was not one. 9/16
  • Nothing yet here. Maybe next week now that the semester and commencement are over?
  • Also posted at Generalist 2014
  • Just noticed that a lecturer (has PHD) in the dept fits the job description perfectly. Since this search has such bizarre timing, my guess is that this is an inside promotion. Sigh. I'm no longer holding my breath. 5.15.
  • Sent along a note to the departmental assistant asking about the status of the search, but no word back. Anyone else trying to get in touch? 
  • Still haven't heard anything (6/2)x2. No response to your direct email query?  
  • I emailed the dept. as well and heard back almost immediately: the search is still open and ongoing, at least as of today ---> 6/11.
  • Received email indicating mistake in original job posting--hire is for August 2015, not 2014. I smell the loss of a hire line...

University of Oxford (UK) - Drue Heinz Professorship of American LiteratureEdit

Dept: English Lang & Lit

English Lang & Lit, St Cross Bldg Manor Rd, Oxford United Kingdom OX1 3UL

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/24706

Drue Heinz Professorship of American Literature

Start date: 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Drue Heinz Professor will lead the Faculty’s work in American Literature, further develop our provision at graduate level, and help fulfil our aspiration to make Oxford the obvious first choice for graduates and scholars wishing to work on American Literature in the UK. The Professor will lecture and give instruction in North American Literature, and will be required to engage in the study of and research into American literatures and cultures.

The holder of the post will be characterized by enthusiasm, intellectual drive, a vision for the future of the discipline, a record of outstanding research of international calibre, and a willingness to cooperate as part of a team of Americanists in our desire to further enhance the status and quality of our work in American literary studies.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 6 May 2014. For more details about the post and full application instructions, see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp/.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

MLA JIL 04/04/14

Deadline: 06 May 2014

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville - TT Assistant Professor of American Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of American Literature beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate will join a large, vibrant Humanities program with strengths in, for example, professional and creative writing, English education, and literature.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have a Ph. D. in English, American Studies, or related field completed by August 1, 2014. Candidates must have college-level teaching experience, including experience teaching first-year composition, and ideally should be able to teach courses outside of the area of specialization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service. The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/university/documents/student_policies/safety.html#crime_statistics. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2014.

TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted via the online application system and must include 1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae 3) the names and contact information for three professional references, and 4) a statement describing your experience working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Employment will require a criminal background check.

Questions may be addressed to:

Teresa Burns, Ph.D.
Humanities Department
burnst@uwplatt.edu

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Online App. Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received: via email on 3/31: This acknowlegment stated that they were behind on the search, wanted to know whether I was still interested in the position, and stated that they wanted to conduct phone interviews this week and next week. I had trouble discerning whether this email was just an update sent to all candidates or, as I hope, I was on their long list of candidates. Did anyone else who applied receive such an email?

  • I also applied for this job and did not receive an email, so I would guess you are on some kind of short list. Good luck!

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): x 1 (4/9; via email; phone interview)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 (via email on 5/31); rejection email stated that position had been filled.

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [Position Filled, per rejection noted above]

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - Pre-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Carroll College (MT) - TT Asst. Professor, Generalist (pref. Lit. of American West)Edit

Claremont McKenna College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Posting ID: 13011

Category: Tenure-track

Department: Literature

Department URL: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/lit/

Description: The Department of Literature of Claremont McKenna College seeks to fill a position for an assistant professor in any period of American Literature, to begin Fall 2014. The teaching requirement is four semester courses per year, three in literature and one in freshman writing. Ph.D. in hand or expected before the start of AY 2014-15.

Procedures and Timetable: Please submit electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dossier of recommendations, student evaluations, and writing sample (twenty-five pages) by November 1, 2013.

LINK to Apply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: x2 (auto-generated with confirmation number)

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/17) x1; MLA (01/06)

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Any idea whether "evaluations" means a summary or the numerical average (i.e. send in the numerical summary pages from a few years without any student comments)? If I were to send one semester's worth of student evaluations, it'd be just shy of 200 pages (2 page evaluation filled in by 100 students). 

  • If I were applying, I'd send the numerical averages and a selection of written student comments (particularly those that cast your teaching in the best possible light).

Dartmouth College - TT Asst. Professor of English (American Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at Early American 2014
  • From Early American page: "MLA interview scheduled (12/11) x1"
  • From Early American page: "Offer accepted: 2/7"

DeSales University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. Generalist (Non-TT)Edit

DESALES UNIVERSITY, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in American Literature, to begin Fall, 2014. Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicants can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the distant future. We seek a generalist who enjoys teaching undergraduates, and who has a broad base of academic training in Composition and Rhetoric. A Ph.D. and college teaching experience required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to Brian M. Kane, Ph.D., Head, Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568. Electronic submissions should be emailed to Maryanne.Charlton@desales.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2013. DeSales University is a Catholic liberal arts institution on a beautiful 500-acre campus in the Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, approximately one hour from Philadelphia and one and a half hours from New York City. EOE For further information, please visit our web site http://www.desales.edu/

https://apply.interfolio.com/23476

MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Oct. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): x2 (Second recipient rec'd 2/19)

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Also posted at Generalist 2014

Florida Atlantic University, Honors College - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of American Literature, Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, Jupiter, FL

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Literature, beginning fall 2014. Teaching duties include all aspects of the canon in American literature, taught in an intimate, academically intensive learning environment with small class sizes. Faculty are encouraged to develop new courses and new areas of interest, and the job provides many opportunities to contribute to the curricular growth of the college. The Wilkes Honors College has a commitment to interdisciplinary learning, and faculty are invited to participate in team-taught, cross-disciplinary courses of their own design. Candidates with expertise in African-American, Chicano, Native American or Caribbean literatures are also especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for scholarship and publication, and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, undergraduate supervision, and university service. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in American Literature or a Ph.D. in English with an area of specialization in American Literature by the time of the appointment.

The Wilkes Honors College, now in its 15th year, is the first Honors College in the U.S. to be built from the ground up. The college has a small faculty-student ratio, and has a high placement rate of its graduates in graduate and professional programs. The college has also served as a model, inside FAU and in the nation, for undergraduate research and for student publications and conferencing.

Application deadline is December 10, 2013. All applicants must complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application available on-line through the Office of Human Resources: https://jobs.fau.edu and apply for faculty position #990688. Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., a personal statement and teaching philosophy, and graduate transcripts to the online application. Transcripts must be an official copy scanned into an electronic format.

Applicants will also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by mail to Chair, American Literature Search Committee, c/o Dr. Michael Harrawood, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 or via email to AmLitSearch990688@fau.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Invitation to Skype 12.16 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/15/14

Offer accepted: 3/20/14

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any information on this?

Hillsdale College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor of English (American Generalist)Edit

Hillsdale College, an independent, four-year institution with a traditional liberal arts mission, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in English beginning August, 2014. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester as follows: a. two courses in an introductory Great Books literature sequence (Ancient to Medieval and British and American); b. a survey course in American literature or an upper-level course in American literature; and c. occasionally a core course in modern Continental Great Books. Generalists in American literature are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to teachers of demonstrated excellence prepared to teach Colonial and Nineteenth-Century American Literature; experience teaching Creative Writing is also desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a solid blend of teaching, research, and service preparation, and a strong commitment to a traditional liberal arts mission.

Your application package must include: a) a letter of application that presents evidence of strong undergraduate teaching skills and your research interests; b) a statement of teaching philosophy; and c) a statement responding to the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/mission) that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of those commitments. The application package must also include a curriculum vitae, three up-to-date letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of the completed application. All materials must be received by December 1, 2013. Send materials to Dr. Michael M. Jordan, Chair, Department of English, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22903

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Dec. 1

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  • I would encourage any prospective candidate to read their mission statement carefully; you'll see what I'm hinting at immediately.
  • "The College values the merit of each unique individual, rather than succumbing to the dehumanizing, discriminatory trend of so called “social justice” and “multicultural diversity,” which judges individuals not as individuals, but as member of a group and which pits one group against other competing groups in divisive power struggles." Wow. 
  • That mission statement is alarming. What a garbage college. Here's more: "Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations." This is Evangelical-based libertarianism.  I'd rather work at Barnes and Noble. 
  • Rumor has it that Rand Paul is on the search committee.
  • Joking aside, be advised that this college is really INSANELY far to the right; teaching the humanities as they are currently taught in that intellectual environment will prove impossible.
  • But does such a thing as a conservative english department actual exist?

Indiana University Kokomo - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English: Tenure-track position beginning August 2014 to teach a broad range of American Literature courses. Secondary disciplines such as critical theory and children's/young adult literature are highly desirable. Faculty members at IUK normally teach three courses per semester.

All candidates must have a record of effective college teaching, a demonstrated familiarity with new instructional technologies, and experience in student mentoring. Evidence of effective teaching, publications, and a record of service will be required for tenure and promotion. Candidates must have an appropriate Ph.D. in hand at time of application

Applications should be received by November 25th, 2013, and review will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a list of graduate course work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of reference as pdf attachments via email to Susan Wilson, English Search and Screen Secretary, at swilson@iuk.edu. All documents should be clearly and appropriately labeled.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city with a population of about 47,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 4,100 students from an 14-county area in north central Indiana. An additional 200 pursue degrees in technology in cooperation with Purdue University. IU Kokomo has approximately 122 full-time faculty, 140 full-time staff and 125 part-time employees. Associate, baccalaureate, and masters are offered. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo can be accessed at http://www.iuk.edu. Persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this application process should contact the Office of Affirmative Action at 765-455-9529.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULED 12/18 (x4) by email, stated 20 minute interview: seems short, they must be doing a lot of them.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/12/ Offer Accepted

NOTES:

Lawrence Technological University - TT Asst. Professor, American or World Lit.Edit

Marymount University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature & Languages at Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature.

We seek a teacher and scholar of wide-ranging expertise, and we are especially interested in candidates with a commitment to teaching writing at all levels and experience in masculinity studies or transnational literature.

In addition to upper-division and graduate courses in their specializations, literature faculty teach courses within our liberal arts core and writing courses, including first-year composition. The department values interdisciplinary teaching interests, experience with student advising, and innovative approaches to writing pedagogy.

Candidates must be committed to working with a diverse metropolitan student body; developing new courses; promoting departmental activities; and performing university service responsibilities.

The new hire will enjoy a collegial environment as well as a 3/3 teaching load, support for research, membership in the Washington Research Library Consortium, and close proximity to Washington, D.C.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by June 2014 and show active engagement in scholarly research and publishing.

Please attach a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae. You may also attach a copy of your unofficial graduate transcripts.

Direct materials to the attention of Dr. Tonya Howe, Chair of American Literature Search Committee, Marymount University, Arts & Sciences, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207.

Please do not forward additional materials until requested.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013, and the first round of interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Chicago. The job posting closing date is November 15, 2013.

LINK to Apply

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/28

  • Marymount--acknowledgement 11/10
  • 10/29

Request for additional materials: 10/28 

  • A request for more materials 2 weeks before the deadline? Do you mind divulging what additional materials were requested? --> Sorry if that was misleading.  It was a request to fill out the institution's on-line application after the hard copy materials were received.
  • 12/4 Request for Writing Sample, Syllabus, Letters of Rec., Statement of Teaching Philosophy.  In the request they sent me they said they got over 600 applications.  x4

Rejection (no interview): 12/11 x 9 (via e-mail); rejection after request for additional materials (via snail mail 12/20). x2 (snail mail 12/21)

  • I understand the HR-Speak required in such emails, but the rejection noted "very specific needs at this time" they were looking for--"needs" that I and many others actually met. If these "needs" were so "specific" and integral, why weren't they better outlined in the original ad?
  • Regarding the above comment: it's a win-win for them, obviously. Keeping the language broad at the outset lets them cast the widest possible net - perhaps they'll catch something they didn't even know they "needed" or stood to gain... But positions are always created with specific needs in mind, even when they go underarticulated in an add. Please don't forget that the university is a kind of corporation, folks!
  • Actually, it's just a template. Just about every job I've ever applied for sent the generic "your CV/research was incredible BUT" blah blah blah "needs" blah blah blah "500 applications." It's just a form letter, it doesn't actually mean anything but "no."
  • ^Agree with both^. The letters are primarily vetted (if not written by) HR, hence the 'nice' way of rejecting 600 or so of us. All schools like this are in a win-win with semi-vague ads: they cast a wide net, see who applies, and then determine what their "very specific needs" are. At least one person I know via Twitter is calling MU and other schools out on their BS regarding job ads. 
  • Dude, just the fact that you gave the rejection notice a second thought and are actually trying to close read it for content makes me worry about your mental sanity. It doesn't mean anything. It isn't meant to signfiy. As someone states above: it's just "no." 
  • Is there anyone out there who hasn't gotten an invitation to interview OR a rejection?  I was asked for more materials but haven't heard anything since the confirmation that they received them on 12/4, and though I'm speculating that my rejection is in the mail, I'm wondering what's happening with others out there.  What do you think: has the Marymount ship sailed?
  • Rejection after request for additional materials (via snail mail 12/20). x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview Scheduled (12/13)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/29

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Missouri Southern State University - Full-Time Position, Specialist in American Literature after 1865 (Non-TT) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University invites applicants for a non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal, for a specialist in American Literature after 1865; teaching load is 12 credit hours course load per semester, beginning August of 2014. Highly desired are candidates with supporting background or experience in teaching History of the English Language and introductory Linguistics. (State of Missouri certification requirements for the BSE degree in English specify both HEL and linguistics. BA majors take one of the two courses.) A Ph.D. is preferred, A.B.D.s will be considered. The successful candidate will teach general education and upper-division courses in American literature as well as first-year writing.

Applicants must apply online at FacultyVitae@mssu.edu; include the title "English Department - British Literature" in the subject line. Applications materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire. Employment will require a successful criminal background check. MSSU is an EOE/AA employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 12/09/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): request for phone interview (02/03)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone else confused by the directive "include the title "English Department - British Literature" in the subject line" for an American lit position?

  • A: this school is also running a search for a British lit position (see British Open 2014), so I would guess this is an oversight carried over from that ad. It would seem sensible to put "American Literature" in the subject line instead. [12/13]

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)- TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - OFFER MADE Edit

The Division of English at NTU seeks to fill a tenure-track position in American Literature at the Assistant Professor level.

All areas of expertise and historical periods will be considered.

The Division of English at NTU is an academic department in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, which offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in literary studies. In addition, students can minor in creative writing, and creative writing options are also available at postgraduate level.

More information is available on the following website: http://english.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx

The teaching load is appropriate to that of a major research university (2/2). NTU is a research intensive university that is committed to a comprehensive educational experience in a multicultural environment. It offers highly competitive annual salaries and strong support for faculty research and publication.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/CareerOpportunities/SubmitanApplication/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx) and email your application package [consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, a writing sample, and the names of three referees] to Priscilla Yong Su Lin (Manager): h-deng@ntu.edu.sg.

Alternatively, applications may also be sent by airmail to:

The Search Committee c/o Priscilla Yong Su Lin (Manager), Nanyang Technological University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 14 Nanyang Drive (#03-78), Singapore 637332.

Deadline: Review of applications begins on December 1st, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 11/18/13; 11/28/13; 11/28/13

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 9/12/13 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/13

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

New Jersey City University - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

New Jersey City University invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position in American Literature to begin fall 2014.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach courses outside his/her areas of specialization, including courses in the undergraduate major, general education program, and composition program. Applicants with expertise in Early American literary traditions are particularly welcome.

Responsibilities: teaching the equivalent of 24 semester hours per year; conducting scholarly research.

Department responsibilities include committee participation, curriculum development and student advisement. College and University service is also expected.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature; significant teaching experience; experience teaching a diverse college student population is preferred.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, a short writing sample (10 pages), and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Barbara Feldman, Dean
William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Electronic submissions may be forwarded by December 1, 2013 at deancas@njcu.edu.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: Dec. 5 via snail mail, with EEO form

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULED, 12/29 X2 (via phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 (via phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news on this search as of 12/27?

Presbyterian College (SC) - TT Asst. Professor, Southern Studies (Dept. of English) - MLA / SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Southern 2014
  • From Southern page: " MLA or Skype interview request 12/9 (x2)"

Rider University (NJ)  - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in September 2014. A Ph.D. in American Literature, undergraduate teaching experience, and expertise and training in composition are required. The teaching load at Rider University is six sections per academic year and for this position may include upper-division courses in nineteenth-century, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, core literature courses, and composition.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain excellence in undergraduate student-centered teaching, scholarly activity, and departmental and institutional service.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Conference in January. For best consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2013.

Rider is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Rider is ranked in the top tier of northern regional universities in the "Best Universities (Master)" category by US News and World Report and is among the top 15% of colleges and universities in the nation in Princeton Review's 2007 edition of The Best 366 Colleges. Further information is available at www.rider.edu.

All applicants must complete an on-line application at www.rider.edu/hr , 'Employment Opportunities,' 'Create Application'; and attach letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and a detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals, and needs. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation also are required and can be sent separately to: Manager of Employment, Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099. Please reference Position # 312298. A background check will be required upon hiring.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA x4 [Not sure why someone deleted, but these were previously listed as scheduled on 12/11 and 12/13. It's useful for people to know if invites happen in one go or over several days.] [Edit 2: Mine was scheduled on 12/11 (4th person)].

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x2 (via phone, 3/6)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30 by phone

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone know whether they've scheduled campus visits?-The committee mentioned that the university doesn't start classes until the end of January, so we wouldn't hear from them until early-February at the earliest. 
•I'm not on the search committee, but I work in English at Rider. There were 480 applications for this job, so please be patient as the committee begins sifting.

Saint Mary’s College (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (American Literature) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English

SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE, NOTRE DAME, IN

English, Spes Unica Hall, Rte 933, Notre Dame IN 46556

Assistant Professor of English (American Literature)

Saint Mary’s College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in English, to begin August 2014. Area of specialization: Americanist (historical specialty open but with ability to teach broadly in 19th- and early 20th-century American literature); must demonstrate experience and proven ability in first-year writing instruction; ability to teach a film-related course advantageous. Course load 3/3. The appointee will receive a one-course reduction in his/her first semester. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

Teaching responsibilities include one writing-intensive first-year course (“Language and Literature”) and two literature courses per semester. Dedication to undergraduate teaching and evidence of potential for scholarly publication expected.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Christopher Cobb, Chair, Department of English, via Interfolio. Application materials must be uploaded by November 1st.

Saint Mary’s College, with approximately 1660 students, is a Roman Catholic, residential women’s college committed to the liberal arts tradition. Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23243

MLA JIL 10/04/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: x1 (11/1)

Request for additional materials: email request for graduate transcript (11/20) x5

Rejection (no interview): Very nice email rejection, as these things go (12/17) x3; (12/19) x1

  • They must be taking the time to address each one individually? (I haven't received a rejection, but I didn't receive a request to send a transcript, so I know I'm in the rejection pile.) That's a touch of class rarely seen these days.

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/17)x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any post-MLA news related to this search? (1/24)
  • department chair states that invited candidates will be contacted by mid-December to arrange MLA interviews (11/1)
  • Did anyone else receive neither a rejection nor an MLA interview request? Or is my missing rejection just a clerical error?
  • I also did not receive a rejection or an interview request. Nor did I receive a request for grad. transcripts, fyi.
  • Oh, that actually makes sense. I didn't receive a request for a transcript either. They likely wrote a kind rejection to those who had made the first cut, and a more generic "no" will come to the rest of us later. 

University of California, Santa Barbara - Open Rank, American Lit. and Environment - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Literature: Area of Specialization: Literature and Environment. Description: We invite applications from candidates who specialize in American Literature, and we are particularly interested in those who focus on the intersections of literature and the environment. The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses in literature and contribute to the department's collaborative research and teaching centers and initiatives, especially the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and the Literature and Environment specialization. Please visit the University of California Santa Barbara English website for further information on our department's ongoing initiatives. Position effective from July 1, 2014. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment.

Instructions: To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by October 18, 2013. Please submit your letter of application, CV, writing sample (25pp or less), and 3 letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00188. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

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 Environmental 2014, Early American 2014 and  20-21 c. American 2014

University of Georgia - J. O. Eidson Distinguished Professor of American LiteratureEdit

Dept: English U of Georgia

English, 252 Park Hall, Athens, GA 30602

The University of Georgia Department of English, in conjunction with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is searching for a senior scholar at the Full Professor level to fill the J. 0. Eidson Distinguished Professorship in American Literature. We aspire to attract candidates of the highest caliber and, to that end, will consider specialists in any genre and time period, employing any interpretive framework and addressing the concerns of any critical community in the field. Our goal is to appoint a seasoned and successful teacher, eager to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as an eminent scholar with considerable experience guiding doctoral students.

The teaching load is three courses per year, with the expectation that the Eidson Professor will be in residence at the University through the traditional months of the academic calendar to direct independent student work and contribute to the life of the Department and the University. Salary is commensurate with the stature of a distinguished chair and includes the management of a substantial research budget over which the Eidson Professor has a broad discretionary control. The start date for the position is August 10, 2014.

Telephone interviews will be held to determine finalists, who will be brought to campus. Interested parties should send a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to http://secure.interfolio.com/. Review of materials will begin December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (http://www.georgia.gov). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (http://www.visitathensga.com; http://www.uga.edu).

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/ AA institution. Faculty members are expected to support the college's goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23244

MLA JIL 10/04/13

Deadline: Dec. 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:

University of Illinois at Chicago - Full or Senior Associate Professor (Open Field)Edit

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Beloit College (WI) - Visiting Assistant Professor: American Literature, Creative Writing and Journalism - GOOGLE HANGOUT INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Beloit College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement in American Literature, Creative Writing and Journalism for 2014-15, with the possibility of a renewed second-year contract. The successful candidate will teach 5-6 courses during the academic year, including introductory and survey courses in American literature, one course in the candidate’s specialty (depending on strengths), and introductory creative writing. Candidates with experience in print journalism and a willingness to teach an introductory journalism course are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. preferred. Advanced ABD will be considered.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Beloit is recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, and we are committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply. Completed applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. An AA/EEO employer.

Send letters of application and dossiers, including writing sample and statement of teaching philosophy, to Chris Fink, Chair, Department of English, at bcenglish@beloit.edu. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 31, 2014. Beloit College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity and urges all interested individuals to apply. AA/EEO employer.

MLA JIL 03/7/14

Deadline: March 31

Acknowledgment received: 3/21

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Request for Google Hangouts interview 4/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

New College of Florida - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (American Lit. and Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Division of Humanities at New College of Florida invites applications to fill a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of English for academic year 2014/15, with strong possibility of extension through 2015/16, to replace a faculty member moving into the administration. New College is a small, highly selective, liberal arts honors college within Florida’s public state university system and located on Sarasota Bay. Teaching load is 2/2 plus supervision of tutorials and direction of January-term Independent Study Projects. Teaching competence in American literature and poetry are essential. We welcome all applications, particularly those that demonstrate scholarly and teaching interest in visual studies, transatlantic literature and culture, or literature of the environment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least two courses that focus on poetry, including an introduction to poetry emphasizing formal literary analysis. New College encourages visiting faculty to develop courses that build on their own scholarly expertise; the successful candidate will be able to offer courses at an advanced or beginning level in areas of their own scholarly interest that serve the larger goals of the English program. English at New College seeks to introduce students to literature of the anglophone world; we expect students majoring in English to demonstrate strong skills in textual analysis, historical approaches, cross-cultural work, and a basic knowledge of applied critical methods and theories. All students at New College produce a senior project, most often a written thesis.

Candidates should demonstrate teaching experience and enthusiasm about working at a small liberal arts college. Send curriculum vitae, letter of application, 3 brief course descriptions (1 for an introductory course in poetry), and three letters of recommendation via email to humanities@ncf.edu , with the subject heading “English Search.” Attachments in PDF or MSword preferred. Review of files will begin February 15.

New College of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24073

MLA JIL 12/6/13

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: request for teaching portfolio via email 3/12

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview request via email 4/02

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 4/28

NOTES:

University of Toronto - Lecturer, Queer Writing / American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

University College and the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a teaching-stream position in Queer Writing and Culture/American Literature at the rank of Lecturer.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, by which time the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. He or she will be appointed both to University College (0.60) in support of the teaching mission of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and to the Department of English (0.40).

Lecturer appointments are normally annual but may be up to three years. If a Lecturer appointment continues into the fifth year, performance must be reviewed and a recommendation made about promotion to Senior Lecturer. Senior Lecturers have continuing appointments.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to related pedagogical and professional development both in Queer Writing and Culture and in American Literature. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses from the introductory to advanced levels in both appointing units, and will be expected to have teaching competency in Canadian Queer Culture. Administrative experience is an asset.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4200 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. University College sponsors three interdisciplinary undergraduate programs - Canadian Studies, Cognitive Science, and Health Studies - and is affiliated with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.

The Bonham Centre is Canada's premier academic institute focused on the study of sexuality and sponsors both a thriving undergraduate program and, in partnership with 33 other units across the University, a Collaborative Graduate Program that is an international leader in the field.

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting: http://uoft.me/academicopportunities. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining plans for pedagogical and professional development. If you have questions about this position, please contact uc.searches@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two clearly labelled files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the College via e-mail to uc.searches@utoronto.ca by September 30, 2013.

This address may also be used to send additional documents that cannot be accommodated using the online application system.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2013.

For more information about University College, please visit http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/; for the Department of English, please visit http://www.english.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Link to Apply

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 11/17]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 12/16

NOTES:

Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014

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