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Ashoka University (INDIA) - TT Open Rank Position in American Literatures, Period Open - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

We are looking for an exciting scholar and teacher of American literatures. The successful candidate would ideally be comfortable with a broad sweep of American literatures across historical periods, and ethnic and gendered groups, in addition to focusing on one or more of the following areas: Pacific Rim, Trans-Atlantic, and Canadian literatures. Interest and expertise in American poetry, and popular culture including film and the graphic novel, would be a plus. Classes to be offered will include a course on Multiethnic American Literatures, as well as more specialized classes according to the candidate's expertise. Candidates will need to have the Ph.D in hand by the time of joining Ashoka. Teaching experience pointing to a vibrant, dialogic, and fascinating classroom pedagogy would be welcome. Ashoka University is an equal opportunity employer, and will offer competitive compensation packages for suitable candidates.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and the names and email addresses of three references.

For questions or more information please email faculty.recruitment@ashoka.edu.in.

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at http://ashoka.edu.in/facultypositions by November 15, 2016.

About Ashoka University: Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university providing a high quality liberal arts and sciences education, the first of its kind in India.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/37367

MLA JIL 09/09/16

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 

  • request to furnish references (by email, 11/20)

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • request to schedule MLA interview (by email, 12/6)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone see how actually to apply at the link above?  I think there's a link at the top left: it takes you away from ByCommittee to the University's website.  I inquired, but received no response.  

California State University Dominguez Hills (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies / American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The faculty of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department/Program for Accelerated College Education in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a tenure track position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Program for Accelerated College Education in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Responsibilities: Duties include teaching upper-level undergraduate humanities courses in American literature (broadly defined) and culture for the major and General Education (in person and online); pursuing a program of active scholarly ; student advising; curriculum development; working with community partners; student recruitment; and assuming department, college and university committee responsibilities.

The Department: The department offers a single degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with four Areas of Concentration: American Studies, Comparative Cultures, Environmental Studies, and Global Studies as well as a complementary group of minors. It is not only a rigorous upper division academic program that values a broad-based Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum but also a degree completion program designed to help working adults attain their baccalaureate degrees. IDS/PACE serves a student population that is diverse across all factors, including race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, and age. The department maintains an active presence in the university and in the community through partnerships with local community colleges and public-sector employers.

Qualifications

Background Checks: The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, American Studies, or related field in hand by August 15, 2017. Evidence of a minimum of two years of effective solo (non-teaching assistant) college teaching experience Ability to teach upper division humanities courses at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach courses in one or more of the following specializations: the literature and culture of the American West, Los, Angeles, the Pacific Rim, Environmental Literature, Borderlands, U.S Ethnic literature, and the Digital Humanities. Evidence of successful research and scholarly production. Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including adoption of appropriate pedagogical strategies for diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications Evidence of successful online instruction. Demonstrated experience in department/college/university service. Demonstrated experience with pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation.

The University: CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.

How to Apply: While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.

Register your online application/s at https://my.csudh.edu/psp/paaprd/EMPLOYEE/HDHPRD/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL and have the following documents as a single file by November 30, 2016: Current Curricula Vitae. Cover letter. List of 3 references with contact information. A Statement on Teaching* A Statement on Research* One sample Publication. Teaching Evaluations.

  • These statements should demonstrate how the candidate’s commitment to diversity is reflected in their teaching and scholarship.

Instructions on how to submit a single document link: http://www4.csudh.edu/Assets/CSUDH-Sites/HR/docs/External-Applicant-FAQs-final.pdf

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and sample syllabi directly to the email address: achoi@csudh.edu or you may mail directly to:

Anne Soon Choi, Ph.D., MPH, MSW

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Program for Accelerated College Education

Small College 130

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

achoi@csudh.edu

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x 2 (via email letter)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skypes begin next week (1/31)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Q: Even after reading the instructions for creating a single document, I am incredibly confused. Are we supposed to upload this single document as our resume on the job portal? Or simply have it ready by November 30th?
  • Also posted at American Studies 2017
  • When a job description is this hard to understand...there's a variety of ways to fill in that blank, but none of them are good.
  • Any movement on this one? (1/19)
  • Anyone else get no reject and no call for an interview?
  • yes - not sure what that means (I was emailed a confirmation that my app was received after submitting, so I don't think it got lost?) x 2.

Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - American Lit. and Culture - Open Spec. - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Duke University is looking to make a tenure-line appointment in American Literature and Culture. This appointment will be at the assistant level, specialization open. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Successful candidates will be published researchers, superb writers, and imaginative commanding teachers. We also seek visionary citizens of the humanities in its myriad constitutions. Appointment begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. All materials received by October 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Duke/English/7861

Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (official email from department) "We received 332 applications."

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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Eastern Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor - English (American Literature) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of English to begin mid-September 2017.

This position's responsibilities include teaching introductory and survey classes that are required for our undergraduate Literature, Secondary English Education, and Creative Writing programs. The candidate will also teach senior seminars for the undergraduate Literature program and courses in our graduate Literature and Writing program. All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Screening of applications will begin late November 2016 (after the Thanksgiving Holiday). All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

About Eastern Washington University: Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Required Qualifications: PhD in American literature plus work in some combination of world literature, Anglophone literature, minority American literature; Three years of teaching experience at the university level; Active research agenda. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate Interest, experience and/or ability promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Online teaching experience

Other Skills and Abilities: Flexibility, Collaboration, Collegiality, Communication, Teamwork, Time Management.

You can apply for this position online at http://www.Click2Apply.net/5y3yjm8hd6

Chronicle

Deadline: late Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Generalist 2017
  • This link is dead and I can't find the app anywhere on their website any more - does anyone know if the search has been cancelled? 11/22
  • Same poster as above - called HR. They said they got 100 apps so just decided to take it down before screening date! Is that even legal? In any case - she suggested that if they heard from more people they might open the app portal back up - if you would still like to apply please call their HR office and politely let them know they have an obligation to stick to their original timeline. 11/22
  • Aaaaaand they re-opened the job portal. Good work. 11/22
  • Aaaand they closed it again prior to the close date. Did anyone else try to send materials Nov 27 (Sun) or Nov 28 (Mon)? The website would not allow applications. Is it hopeless at this point?
  • Anyone know if they are planning on interviewing at MLA?  I'm assuming no?  Anyone know about potential notification timelines?  Thanks!
  • Could be they just needed to certify their applicant pool, and always had a candidate in mind.  
  • 1/23: Is it time to lose hope on this?  Any news/notifications?

Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in American Literature and Native American StudiesEdit

The Department of Writing, Literature, & Publishing at Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track position in American literature and Native American Studies. The appointment begins August 24, 2017.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in both American literature and Native American Studies. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment is essential. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. Evidence of scholarly promise is a major consideration. Secondary areas of interest: global Indigenous literatures; Native/Indigenous film and cultural studies.

A PhD in American Literature and Native American Studies or related field is required.

Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references.

Annual Clery Report: In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Requisition Number: FY14/150102FAC

Open Date: 08/24/2017

LInk to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/12443

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 8/5/16)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in September 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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 Other Ethnic American 2017
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • I'd also like to know (11/22): anyone heard anything? I haven't! I didn't even get an acknowledgment of application, though the system said it'd been submitted.

Grace College (IN) - Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Americanist) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Grace College invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of English, to begin fall 2017. We seek an Americanist with broad teaching interests, and are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following additional areas: African American literature, ethnic and minority literatures, world literature, and/or creative writing. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, university service, scholarly activity, and professional development. In addition to teaching in his or her areas of specialization, the successful candidate will teach some core courses such as Effective Writing and/or Global Perspectives.

Grace College is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college located in the resort community of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana (36 miles west of Ft. Wayne). Grace College is guided by our mission of developing character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Our programs, as well as our Covenant of Faith and Community Lifestyle Commitment, are designed to encourage serious academic inquiry, a biblical worldview, spiritual understanding, and social conscience, all in the context of God's grace.

The Languages, Literature, and Communication Department is housed within the School of Arts and Sciences, and offers degrees related to English, English education, creative writing, journalism, TESOL, communication studies, French, and Spanish. Small but active and collegial, our department hosts many activities including writers’ workshops, film screenings, poetry readings, a literary magazine, and an annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. We welcome an innovative colleague who is enthusiastic about designing new courses, mentoring students, building intellectual community, and engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration. We also seek a colleague whose views are compatible with our institution’s doctrinal commitments as articulated in the Covenant of Faith and embodied in the Community Lifestyle Commitment

The successful candidate will have:

A doctorate in the English field with a focus on American literature.
Evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education.
Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and students.
Evidence of scholarly achievement and potential.
A strong commitment to the mission and values of an evangelical Christian institution
A strong commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

Application Process: A cover letter and curriculum vitae (with complete contact information) should be sent as pdf attachments via email to employment@grace.edu. Please include “Assistant/Associate Professor of English” in the subject line of the email. Applications submitted by November 1 will receive fullest consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials (including faculty application form, teaching philosophy, reference letters, dissertation abstract, etc.). Preliminary interviews will be held via video chat and at the Modern Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2017.

Grace College and Theological Seminary seeks a diverse work environment by encouraging women and minorities to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x2 (11/16 by email)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - U.S. Literature (incl. African-American or Native American) - VIDEO INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship, to begin August 14, 2017. The department seeks a candidate holding a Ph.D. in English who specializes in U.S. literature, including its trans-hemispheric and diasporic dimensions. Areas of specialization should include African-American or Native American literature. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 14, 2017. Strong candidates will provide evidence of successful teaching in courses comparable to those taught at LMU in its American survey and its first-year core curriculum. Our teacher-scholar model encourages innovative pedagogies and a wide range of research.

The LMU community, including the Department of English, is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds and a commitment to Catholic intellectual traditions. Applicants should be committed to work in and with this diverse population, be committed to the LMU mission, and have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching. Other responsibilities include the advisement of students on their academic and professional aspirations, and participation in department, college, and university service responsibilities.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative publication or essay, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., student evaluations), and at least three letters of recommendation by November 7, 2016. Application materials (in pdf format) should be emailed to americanlit@lmu.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/37967

MLA JIL 09/23/16

Deadline: Nov. 7

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 Other Ethnic American 2017 and African American 2017
  • Has this job been removed? I cannot find it on Chronicle or HigherEdJobs, whichever place it was that I first saw it? It also does not appear on the university's faculty jobs page.
  • Interfolio link still working as of 9/30. It has not been cancelled in the MLA JIL. Are emails to application address getting bounced? Perhaps there is some confusion with *another* Loyola U. (there are several)?
  • Has anyone written them yet to ask about the discrepancy between the email listed in the job ad and the email that the Interfolio link sends the materials to? I assume its the same person, but wondering if I shouldn't shell out for a separate delivery to the email address specified in the ad anyway...
  • I submitted my materials and had my letters sent via interfolio to americanlit@lmu.edu and received a confirmation email a few days later saying they had received everything
  • At the end of September, I submitted my materials to the same email address as the above poster via Interfolio, but I never received a confirmation.
  • Any new developments 12/16?
  • Video interview scheduled 12/20 via email

Ohio University - TT Asst. Professors (2 positions) - Generalist (incl. British and American Lit.) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Ohio University English Department is seeking two teacher-scholars in any field or sub-field of English Studies. We are especially interested in applicants with teaching and scholarly interests reflecting minority perspectives and/or themes and contexts of particular importance within and among communities of differing cultures and communities of color. In addition to the undergraduate English major which engages students with literary history, cultures, rhetorics, theory, creative writing, and pre-law, we have vibrant masters and doctoral programs in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, and Creative Writing. Applicants must show evidence of excellent teaching and an active research agenda. Teaching load is typically 2/2. Participation in service and departmental governance is expected. All positions are subject to final university approval.

Ohio University has a history of excellence dating back to 1804 when it was established as the first university in the Northwest Territories. For the past decade we have been pointed toward the future by our first African-American President who has demonstrated and sustained a commitment to diversity in our campus community.

Ohio University is located in Athens, a community rich in music, art, and food culture, and in proximity to Columbus, Ohio and Charleston, West Virginia.

Please upload and submit the following documents when prompted:

1. A cover letter 2. A current Curriculum Vita 3. Teaching philosophy statement 4. A brief research plan. Upload plan using the document type “Other”.

Additionally, you will be asked to provide for 3 professional letters of reference. Referees will receive an email and link inviting them to provide a letter of reference on your behalf.

Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2016.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • FWIW, CreativeWriting 2017 lists another Skype interview scheduled on 12/7.
  • CreativeWriting2017, I have a feeling that this was the second position.  They probably moved ahead on the first set of interviews for the first position, and now are beginning to move on the second position.  Always keep that in mind for cluster hires: you're never out in that first round of notifications.

Schreiner University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Generalist (British and American Lit.) - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and World Languages at Schreiner University welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English (American and British Literature Generalist). This is a tenure-track faculty position available August 2017. The successful candidate will teach lower division composition courses as well as surveys in American literature and British literature. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the digital humanities. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda (area of specialization is open). Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and participation in curricular development and assessment. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in departmental duties, committee service, campus activities, and engage in scholarship and/or creative activities aligned with institutional goals. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate (preferred) in English, ABD with completion no later than August 2017, or master's degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.

In addition to the application (available at http://www.schreiner.edu/about/hr/application/index.aspx ), applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, and other support materials such as teaching evaluations to: hr@schreiner.edu.

Materials that cannot be submitted electronically may be mailed to: Schreiner University, Human Resources Office, CMB 6233, 2100 Memorial Blvd. Kerrville, Texas 78028. Positions are open until filled. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/18 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Sul Ross State University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature - CAMPUS VISITEdit

Required: Ph.D. in English

Preferred: Specialty in American literature with commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning; experience in curriculum development; experience with online and distance education technology; commitment to the success of a diverse student population; experience with graduate programs, bilingual proficiency in Spanish/English.

Primary Responsibilities: Develop and pilot English graduate courses in the first year; teach graduate, junior, and senior level English literature and composition courses with course load of 4/4. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, student advising, program assessment, and committee work. Travel to four teaching sites as required. Summer teaching is often an option.

Other Information: 9 Month Tenure Track

Apply at: https://sulross.peopleadmin.com/postings/2778

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2/23 Video Conference (via Blackboad Collaborate)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news on this one? Just updated (2/23)
  • Has anyone been invited to campus yet?

Trinity College (CT) - Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professorship - American Literature (Open Period / Specialization)Edit

The English Department at Trinity College seeks a distinguished scholar of American Literature (any period or specialization) to fill this endowed chair. Teaching load is 2-2, with a competitive salary commensurate with candidate’s qualifications. The appointment has a starting date of July 1, 2017. We are interested in applications from senior scholars, including advanced associate professors, and particularly welcome applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups. Please submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and CV via https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Letter should be addressed to Chloe Wheatley, Chair, Department of English. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA in Philadelphia in January. Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/37422

MLA JIL 09/09/16

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California San Diego (CA) - Marshall College, Dimensions of Culture Writing Program Director - Lecturer with Potential Security of EmploymentEdit

Thurgood Marshall College, formerly known as Third College, was founded in 1970 in a period of transformative social change in the United States and the world. From its beginning, the college has enriched the lives of undergraduates with a commitment to the development of young people as both professionals and engaged citizens. In 1993, the college was named in honor of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Marshall is well known for his dedication to educational opportunity for all, civil rights, freedom of speech, women's rights, and the right to privacy.

Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and seeks a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) to serve as director of its Dimensions of Culture Writing Program. The LPSOE writing director position is a nine-month (academic-year) appointment. LPSOEs are full members of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of the University of California, San Diego. The position is analogous to a tenure-track assistant professor whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education.

Thurgood Marshall's Writing Program, “Dimensions of Culture—Diversity, Justice, and Imagination” (DOC), challenges students to develop a historically grounded understanding of the diverse experiences that have shaped U.S. culture. The distinctive core sequence, which serves as the centerpiece of the general education requirements, emphasizes a deep examination of American society. DOC is designed to be an interdisciplinary curriculum that explores the promise of the nation's founding ideals juxtaposed to collective struggles to realize those ideals for all communities. The year-long Dimensions of Culture Program introduces TMC students to major issues in the history of the United States with an emphasis on the tension between the nation's founding principles and the inequality and lack of opportunity experienced by various groups over time.

Topics include:

successive waves of immigration
the formation of stratifications based on gender, class, "race," religion, and other categories
the social movements that struggled to fulfill the founding ideals
the role of institutions in the delivery of justice and equity, and
the cultural production that has been shaped by these issues.

All three courses in the lower-division DOC (Diversity, Justice, and Imagination) sequence provide undergraduate students with a critical language that allows them to analyze social problems in an intelligent and grounded fashion. In addition to attending core curriculum faculty lectures, students will participate in small discussion sections led by graduate student Teaching Assistants.

Details about the program may be found at: http://marshall.ucsd.edu/doc/index.html

The Dimensions of Culture Writing Program Director will be an academic leader who, in addition to teaching in the program, will contribute to its design and help define its pedagogical vision. The Director will take the leadership role, in collaboration with the College Provost and the College Writing Advisory Committee, in curricular design; successfully recruit, train, and supervise graduate teaching assistants and lecturers; monitor and assess the program's effectiveness and learning outcomes; supervise a small staff; collaborate with the directors of the other colleges' writing programs on campus-wide writing initiatives; and participate as a member of the senior staff of Marshall College in coordinating academic activities and setting goals for the college. The Director will be able to propose courses to teach in Summer Session, which provides additional income.

Required Qualifications- The successful applicant should have:

A Ph.D. in American Studies, Literature with a U.S. focus, History with a U.S. focus, and related fields. Ideal candidates will also have experience in teaching critical reading and writing skills to undergraduate students.
A record of distinguished teaching in a U.S.-related research area with expertise in teaching college-level reading and writing
Strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity

Preferred Qualification: Experience administering a college writing program or comparable program that utilizes American Studies materials.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and based on published University of California pay scales.

Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: http://apptrkr.com/887419. In order to be considered, applicants are to submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, 3 reference letters and a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/).

  • Teaching evaluations may be requested if the candidate is selected for an interview

AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

H-NET

Deadline: review date: November 4th, 2016

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Modern American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern American literature, with the ability to teach graduate courses in Nineteenth-Century American literature. Additional areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, Southern Literature, Science Fiction, and/or Creative Writing. The course load is six courses per year. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and capstone courses, surveys, upper-division classes and graduate seminars in American literature. Expectations include a strong record of teaching excellence, research, student advising, and college service. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English required, must be in hand no later than July 2017, record of professional activities and publications, teaching experience. Please send letter of application and CV to Dr. Dayana Stetco, Department Head, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43719, Lafayette, LA 70504 or english@louisiana.edu, no later than December 5, 2016. AA/EEO LA 1-16. http://www.louisiana.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/39367

MLA JIL 11/11/16

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

Kansas Wesleyan University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor - American LiteratureEdit

English Tenure Track Faculty Position - Kansas Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English position to begin work August of 2017. Candidates must hold a PhD in American literature by date of hire, with experience teaching creative writing preferred. Candidates with a terminal degree in creative writing with experience teaching American literature will also be considered. All applicants must possess an enthusiasm for teaching in a wide range of courses, including composition, and undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

Founded in 1886 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Kansas Wesleyan is a small, private, coeducational, values-centered, faith-based liberal arts college, located in Salina, Kansas, a regional hub of central Kansas. KWU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and student body.

To apply, send an application, cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references to kraft@kwu.edu. Candidate review will begin on March 1, 2017, and applications received by that date will receive priority consideration. A complete position description and application information is available at http://www.kwu.edu/jobs.

HigherEdJobs.com

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University of Montana Western (MT) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - American Literature - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Montana Western invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of English, commencing August 1, 2017. Applicants must have completed a doctorate in American literature or a related area. Responsibilities will include teaching American literature (for majors and non-majors), first-year composition, developmental writing, and other classes as needed (24 credits—6 classes—per year). Other duties include scholarly activity, participating in campus committees, attending faculty meetings, and (after the first year) student advising.

Requirements: Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in American literature or a related area (Colonial or Nineteenth-Century American literature preferred). Desired secondary specialization in World (non-Commonwealth) literature. Demonstrated excellence in postsecondary teaching is required with proven experience in teaching upper-level literature classes as well as first-year composition and developmental writing. To be considered for this position, applicants must demonstrate the ability to create an experience-centered learning environment appropriate for X1-scheduling at Montana Western. Applicants must possess an established record of scholarly productivity in the area of specialty and evidence of professional service.

Application: Application materials should include a letter of interest addressing the ability to teach in the X-1 scheduling system and demonstrating a commitment to teaching first year and first generation college students, a detailed curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three current professional references. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Application material should be sent to: Patti Lake, Payroll & Benefits Supervisor, The University of Montana Western, 710 S Atlantic Street, Dillon, MT 59725. Patricia.lake@umwestern.edu

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Alan Weltzien via email @ alan.weltzien@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7431.

The University & Dillon Area: The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature. The successful candidate will offer both introductory surveys and advanced seminars in this subject as well as literary theory. Normal teaching load is 3 courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in English in-hand
Publications
Teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach nature/environmental literature preferred.

Please note the following two-part application process: 1. Interested applicants must apply online at http://emplyment.stlawu.edu. 2. Submit a detailed letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, sample syllabi, and letters of recommendation via Interfolio’s ByCommittee. For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call 877-997-8807. Applications should be received by November 15, 2016; review will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

LINK: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/856

Interfolio link (from 9/30/16 MLA JIL): https://apply.interfolio.com/38247

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