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Anglophone 2011 JobsEdit

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American University (DC) - 2 PositionsEdit

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"The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors with expertise in some aspect of world literature to begin Fall 2011. We have particular interest in scholars of the literature from the following geographical areas: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia and the Caribbean. We welcome approaches informed by post-colonial theory, transnationalism and diaspora studies, literature and cinema studies, poetics, and translation theory."

Deadline: Applications must be received by November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: MLA interview by phone 12/9 (x2); 12/22

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 (Via phone) (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Heard second hand an offer was made and accepted.

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Arizona State UniversityEdit

"Tenure-track or tenured Professor of Anglophone Black Atlantic Literature / Anglophone African Literature. Rank is open. ASU is a Research I University with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support and is located within the dynamic metropolitan Phoenix area. The Department of English features a large and diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, to new and exciting research, and to ongoing community support. REQUIRED: PhD in English or related discipline; expertise in Anglophone Black Atlantic literature, Anglophone African literature, or both; promising record of research, teaching, and service appropriate to rank. DESIRED: Strong publishing record appropriate to rank. Typical teaching load is 2/2 for tenured and tenure-track faculty with a significant research agenda. Teaching opportunities are at the undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels. This department is also conducting a separate search for a position in African American literature." (NOTE: See African American 2011 for this separate search) LINK

Deadline: Applications must be received by November 1, 2010 (no faxes or emails accepted); if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: (11/8)X4

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: (11/16)X3

NOTES:

Q. Any news on this one?

(02/07) Notified by email that search was deferred until next year for budgetary reasons.

Ashland University (OH)Edit

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"Ashland University seeks candidates for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English in postcolonial literature with ability to teach gender studies beginning August 2011. Ph.D. in hand by August 2011 and evidence of teaching excellence at the college level required. Commitment to first-year composition is essential. Secondary areas in African American literature and poetics desired. Responsibilities include 21-hour teaching load, active scholarly agenda, university service and student advising."

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning Nov. 1.

Acknowledgment received: email 10/28 (X4)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/24

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: According to rejection email, position was accepted.

NOTES:

Boise StateEdit

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"tenure-track assistant professor in 20th/21st Century Post-Colonial literature, with expertise in critical theory . . . *Research focus on postmodern period strongly preferred *Ability to teach courses in British or American literature desirable"

Deadline: Review of applications received by October 15, 2010 will begin immediately. Applications received after that date may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.

Acknowledgment received: 10/20

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): by email 11/18 (x5)

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 10/29

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 11/19

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wow...they scheduled interviews already? Too bad--I really liked this job.

Is it odd that's there's only one acknowledgement and one interview scheduled when the deadline passed two weeks ago?

  • It's always a good idea to keep in mind that you only get a partial view here. Not everyone on the market uses the wiki or updates it in a timely manner. It's always possible that there are more out there who haven't posted yet.
  • I think it's likely that (1) the interview is a preliminary skype or phone interview, not an MLA interview (2) that application was received well before the deadline. The postmark date was two weeks ago, they have probably only just received most of the apps...
  • Original poster here: thanks for a reason to keep hope alive!
  • to clarify--it's a phone interview, not skype (thank goodness). From what I know, they're conducting 6 of these and are not going ot the MLA to conduct further interviews. I, too, was surprised they were so quick, but there it is.
  • They will schedule six or they have scheduled six interviews?
  • Good luck to you, interviewee!

Colgate University (VAP)Edit

Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Africana and Latin American Studies for academic year 2011-12. Completion of PhD prior to or shortly after date of hire required. We seek someone broadly trained in African Studies with a research specialization in African Anglophone literature. Teaching assignment of five courses per year, including at least one course in African literature and contributions to the university's interdisciplinary Core Communities and Identities component. Applications may be emailed (as pdf files) to ALSTsearch@colgate.edu; they should include letter of application, vita, and dossier including three letters of recommendation. Regular mail submissions are also acceptable and may be sent to ALST/English Search Chair, ALST, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Preliminary interviews may be held at the MLA Convention in January.

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Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 1 (12/16), (12/17) x1

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES

Dickinson College (PA)Edit

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tenure-track Assistant Professor in new/postcolonial literatures in English, with particular interest in film studies.

"A strong secondary area of interest is an asset in a department where there will be opportunities to teach outside the candidate's primary area of interest, including drama and the history and structure of the English language."

Deadline: Nov. 5, 2010

Acknowledgment received: Congratulations/shortlist notification (11/16)

Request for additional materials: (x3 11/16)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/8 (MLA)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: offer made and accepted.

NOTES: Same job as last year?

The department apparently did a first read-through of applications yesterday. (11/2)

Will they continue to read at least through the deadline?

- I imagine so... I was surprised that they were doing a first read this early but I'm sure they'll do another read through

Is it generally the case that one should apply far earlier than the deadline?

I have a question. I mentioned 6 reco letters in my CV, can I instead send 5? I am in the

first short-list at this school.

I'm sure you can send 5. Can I ask what you mean by "first short list"? Did your request for materials say that?

Thanks. Once they request materials, you are in the first short list. The second short list is if you get MLA interviews. And so it goes.

I'm surprised that there's only been one interview scheduled. Are they done?

I would like to know too. They asked for my additional materials and I never heard back from them. Does anybody know?

There were 6 interview slots in one day in the email I recieved. I would imagine there are people who just don't use the wiki who have also heard.

As a clarification, previous poster, you received an email inviting you to interview with six interview slots? In other words they HAVE scheduled all of their interviews?

A: No, in the email they offered me six options for different times -- meaning, I assume, that they are interviewing at least six people -- though I can't say whether they have scheduled all of those interviews or whether or not they are interviewing for a second day.

Thanks for the follow up, though it sounds like they've made their selections. Wish they would send the post shortlist rejections soon. Good luck at your interview!

Duke UniversityEdit

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"The Duke University English Department is searching for an assistant professor (tenure track) with expertise in the contemporary British/Anglophone literatures of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We particularly welcome candidates with research and teaching interests in the parallel fields of world literature, global modernism, and contemporary media and science studies."

Deadline: The deadline for applications is October 22, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 (x4)

Rejection Letter: email 2/22

MLA interview scheduled: Interviews Scheduled according to British Modern Page: "12/9 MLA (x3)"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Modern British 2011
  • 11/23: any idea how many writing sample requests are usually sent out? ie, how long is the long shortlist?
  • Job like this, I think long. 30-50?

Gordon College of GeorgiaEdit

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Gordon College announces a tenure-track position in English beginning in August 2011. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in composition and literature; appropriate scholarship and service contributions are expected. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in English; preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in African-American literature or post-colonial literature and experience teaching at the college level. For a complete description of the position, the division, and the college, and to apply for the position, visit http://jobs.gdn.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)Edit

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"The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in World Anglophone Literatures, emphasizing indigenous and diasporic literatures of any of the following: Pacific Rim, Africa, East Asia, the Americas, and/or the Caribbean. Additional expertise in Literature and Technology or Film is desirable.

The teaching load is five courses a year, one of which will be a section of the introductory course to the English major. The Colleges have a generous leave and sabbatical policy.

We encourage applications that show a strong theoretical orientation in literary, artistic, social, cultural, and/or global perspectives.

We seek broad competencies that will allow the faculty member to work with faculty from other departments in our general curriculum and to cross-list courses with our interdisciplinary programs (see catalogue; these include, for example, Women's Studies, Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Media and Society). PhD should be in hand or completed by July 2011."

Deadline: Deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: email 11/12

Request for additional materials: 11.23 (x3)

Rejection (no interview):12/2 (by mail) (x2); 12/3 (by mail). 12/10 by mail.

MLA or phone interview scheduled: a friend was scheduled for MLA 12/9 (anyone on the wiki hear from HWS directly? I would guess this means the interviews have gone out, but it would be nice to know for sure.)

MLA invitation to interview (by phone and email) 12/16 (x3)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):1/25

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: an offer was made -- not sure if it was accepted

Offer accepted:** Search Cancelled (via snail mail); to be run again next year

NOTES AND QUERIES:

It's mildly obnoxious that H&WS seems to have emailed those of us who did not receive a request for additional materials asking us to fill out their online diversity form after they have already culled us from their stack, but I'm more interested in the question there about sexual orientation: Hetero, Homo, Bi, or Other. I haven't seen that anywhere before. Has anyone else come across this elsewhere? Curious.

That particular question was a first for me. I also found the timing of the email/letter rather striking.

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)Edit

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"faculty member with specialization in World or Multicultural Literature, 20th and 21st century British literature, and/or postcolonial literature."

Deadline: ? (posted on HigherEdJobs.com on 9/11/10)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • "Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. . . is recognized as a certified “Best Christian Workplace”."
  • Can anybody tell me if I have to be Christian to apply for this? The ad says I need to sign a statement of faith.
  • A: maybe you've answered your own question . . . what does the faith statement say?
  • "They must also be able to sign an evangelical statement of Christian faith in the Wesleyan tradition" Here is the exact quote.
  • You have to be a Christian and you have to be willing to sign a contract not to drink, smoke, or I think dance while you are employed there.

Ithaca CollegeEdit

LINK

(Vacancy ID: 002983)

Asst. Professor: "full-time, tenure-eligible position in world/postcolonial literatures"

Deadline: Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews to be held at the MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA, January 6-9, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/4 (email x3); 12/5 (email x5)

MLA or phone interview scheduled:12/4 x2; 12/6

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):1/14

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Accepted

NOTES: Website seems to imply there is a 4/3 teaching load. Anyone know if this is still accurate?

Would those who made the short-list mind sharing their area of focus? I was really surprised not to get this, but it might be that they aren't looking for an Africanist.

Has anyone else not heard either way? (12/5) ...in the same boat... my hypothesis: Saturday wasn't long enough to send out 200-400 email rejections... more to come next week. (I'm toward the end of the alphabet.) (12/5) -- OP here, got my rejection this morning. Last name near the end of the alphabet too.

No, and this was one of the first apps, I sent (12/5).

Rejection again, can anybody suggest what an ABD on F1 should do if there's no job at hand and you are scheduled to graduate next summer?!! Are there any other international students here?

I am in the same boat; I do not know what to say to you. I have lost much sleep over this issue in the last 5 months.

Do not graduate, as then you will have only 1 year to get a job.

That doesn't work out either: this is the last year of my graduate funding too, my school doesn't extend funding! Maybe I will have to go back to my country (with no instant jobs there as well !!).

  • I believe this market is rougher for ABD's than in years past because of the terrible market of the last several years -- there is a glut of qualified people with PhD's in hand and solid teaching/publishing records beyond the PhD who are not in TT jobs yet. ABDs are going to have a very hard time in this climate. That said, and not to seem overly optimistic, you should keep applying for anything and everything that seems remotely plausible beyond the MLA season -- jobs will keep showing up through the winter/spring (we're moving to a more year-round market I think). ABD's & recent PhD's will sometimes have better luck in the "off-season" market. Although nothing is guaranteed of course . . .
  • Last year I was second choice at a great school and I only lost to a person who graduated 8 years before me. I was of course ABD. I couldnt believe my eyes. You should ask your university to consider your position as an international student and at least give you adjunct jobs so that you do not have to immediately graduate. Also, like me, apply to all jobs. I have applied to 4/4 jobs in South Carolina as well. Check out a few composition jobs too. Once you get your first job at any place, you will I think have better chance of moving around. But as ABD there is real problem. And of course publish, publish publish. Not in silly online places but solid journals.

Koç University (Istanbul)Edit

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Generalist/ Field Open

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Koç University invites applications from scholars whose work ranges across multiple areas of literary study. We are especially interested in candidates whose specializations fall into one or more of the following areas: postcolonial studies, Literature of the Americas, and / or Middle Eastern literature (especially Ottoman studies). However, we also welcome applicants in other areas of specialization who can contribute to a small department that is striving to become increasingly international and interdisciplinary.The successful applicant will teach two courses per semester and collaborate to build a young and growing department. Salary is competitive and includes a housing allowance; reappointment hinges on continued research.Koç is a private university in İstanbul. It was founded in 1993 to provide a liberal arts education for Turkish and international students. The language of instruction is English. At this stage, please submit only cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Zeynep Kotevoglu via her email zkotevoglu@ku.edu.tr.

Deadline: January 14, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2011 & Comparative 2011

This job does not appear on the JIL, in The Chronicle, or the university website. A mistake?

No, not a mistake: I am the poster; the Chronicle ad simply hasn't been put up yet, but it will be in the next few weeks.

A note for anyone interested, though this comment does not concern Koc in particular. Academic jobs east of the UK, even in parts of Europe, do not work the way you might expect. If you apply for this one, or others, especially in the Middle East--Lebanon and Egypt, for example--you will be interviewed by the dean, over the phone, and sent a contract in the mail. No faculty involvement, and probably no face to face at the MLA and on your first day your colleagues will be, well, very surprised to see a new office mate. If you have an office. Simply put, faculty have no rights and perks there as we do in the US and this concerns everything. Even the wrong comment on a curriculum matter might result in revocation of your work permit and an escort to the airport. Or worse treatment. If you don't believe me think about what it might mean to the university and beyond if you, say, decided to teach a feminist novel or theoretical text, or a novel with a sympathetic gay character, or a novel about an embattled minority in the country concerned (take your pick here and plug it in--Gypsies, Palestinians, Jews, Armenians, Shia in some places, Copts...). So, consider the authoritarian nature of the government concerned, and remember, you have no rights there as you do here. No AAUP standards, no due process, no academic freedom, nothing. If this works for you, and you can keep quiet and let it all go, well, these sorts of jobs are for you. If not, adjunct a little more in the US, work on that article or book, and when you get a stable job here, take a sabbatical break there, again, if you can look the other way. It took me a many years of work abroad in just this sort of job to see the light and appreciate why we have tenure and other forms of job security here in the US. There should be a special wiki site for overseas jobs so that prospective faculty can read about what they might be signing up for. And the AAUP should step up as American faculty go abroad. We need real protection from real dangers.

With all due respect, I don't think the above comment belongs here. While the poster seems genuinely frustrated with his/her past experiences abroad, this comment admittedly "does not concern Koc in particular." For the record, Koc is a prestigious, American-style university that--amongst other things--conducts flybacks, etc. during its hiring process.

Q: Does this university also have an American-style tenure system?

11/30 As the poster of the disputed comment let me say that I do know a bit about Koc from my own experience dealing with them and from a friend who taught there a few years ago. They are not an American style university with tenure and the usual committee processes--they work top down, and faculty simply do not have rights and the same role there as here. This is not unusual for universities outside the US and most faculty find out too late to their horror and dismay, not frustration. It is time to pay attention and shed some light on this problem as our university model is exported as cultural capital. We take our hides to the market and get a hiding.

Another--and presumably unbiased--discussion about this particular university from the Chronicle forum: http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php?topic=54077.0

QUESTION: Does anyone know the job search time frame for Turkish universities? Or has anyone heard back from Koc? It has been almost 6 weeks since the application deadline and I have not heard anything from them. Is this a normal wait period for Turkey, or have they already offered the job to someone? Any information would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

Lehigh U.Edit

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Assistant Professor: Eighteenth-Century Anglophone Literature and Culture

"We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching focuses on intersections among anglophone literatures, including those of England, the Americas, Ireland, India, the Carribean."

Deadline: Oct. 22, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:


Lehman College of the City University of New YorkEdit

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Post-Colonial and/or Ethnic American specialist to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African and African-American Literature, Latin American and Carribean Literature, Contemporary Urban Writers, Western Traditions, and/or New World Literatures as well as composition.

Deadline: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on 9/29/10 Open until filled with review of CVs to begin on October 29, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Heard that an acquaintance got a request for additional materials (10/27)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 11/30

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011

Any idea what is going on with these people? Apart from the 10/27 hearsay nobody has heard from them?

Mississippi StateEdit

Mississippi SU

English, Drawer E, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Assistant Professor of Post-Colonial Literature

Tenure‑track position for assistant professor to begin in fall 2011. PhD in English and college teaching experience required. We seek candidates with expertise in post‑colonial, Anglophone literature, as well as experience teaching first‑year composition and survey courses in American literature, English literature, or science fiction. The successful candidate will carry a 2‑2 teaching assignment for the first year, then a 3‑2 assignment in subsequent years. Publications and professional service are required for tenure and promotion. Salary will be competitive. Affordable and comfortable faculty housing is usually available in the first two years of employment. Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research‑Extensive institution with approximately 19,000 students on the main campus. To apply, please send a letter and cv by November 16, 2010, to Dr. Richard Raymond, Head, Department of English, Mississippi State University, Drawer “E,” Mississippi State, MS 39762. Members of Phi Beta Kappa honor society are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: November 16, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/10, 11/23

Rejection Letter: via email (12/2) stings every time (this is my fifth rejection so far this season) 12/2 x3

(Do not lose faith I have been rejected by six so far). Rejection for me too, I have given up for this year. I haven't yet received any request for additional materials too, leave alone interviews!!

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:12/3 x2 skype interview

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anybody else heard from this school. I am in the first short-list, waiting to see if I get an interview.

I believe they said they would be scheduling interviews for dates between December 9 and 14.

Thanks for the information. Since you know the dates I am assuming they have contacted you about it.

Just wondering if I have already been rejected, since they asked for my dossier.

Since there seems to be just yourself receiving the request, I doubt you've been rejected. I haven't heard anything since the application acknowledgement, so you're still probably in a good position.

Thanks a lot for keeping hope alive in this horrifying job market.

They have not contacted me at all. It is just that when they asked me for additional materials they said they would be scheduling skype interviews for that period. That is all. I have not heard from them since I sent them my materials.

Out of curiosity to the other people rejected for this one (I got that word today myself), are you ABD?

Ans: Yes I am an ABD, with good publications, but all rejections so far. I am particularly concerned since I am an international student and will go out of my F1 status next year, as soon as I graduate!

12/2 Also rejected; my PhD is in hand.

Those who got interviews do you mind sharing stats? They asked for my additional materials but I didnt get an interview and was just wondering. Are you T/T? Do you have publications? (I have 1 good one). Thanks.

PhD in Jan from R1, no major publications.

North Central College (IL)Edit

"North Central College invites applications for a tenure-track position in English with expertise in 20th-century literature, British or Anglophone, to begin Fall, 2011. A Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2011. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts setting and to scholarly activity. The position includes teaching literature and composition courses and offers opportunities to participate in North Central's interdisciplinary programs. Appointment at the rank of assistant professor is anticipated, but higher rank may be considered for suitably qualified candidates."

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 26, 2010, and continue until the position is filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/2

Rejection Letter: 2/18 x 1 (email)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 MLA

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: from Modern British page: "(posted 2/18) [I got a rejection email today stating that they had "successfully completed our search"]"

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Northwestern UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY TRANSNATIONAL LITERATURE AND CULTURE

"The English Department seeks outstanding junior candidates for a tenure–track position in transnational, comparative ethnic, and cross-cultural approaches to 20th and 21st century literature and culture. We welcome applicants with expertise in any genre or critical methodology and are particularly interested in scholars who work with non-U.S. texts and traditions. The ability to teach post-war British literature is a plus, although not required."

Deadline: November 8

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 5, "After our appointments committee has reviewed your materials we will contact you again about the status of your candidacy."

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): via email on Dec. 15th, over 400 applicants. (x3--i guess it's more like x390)

MLA or phone interview scheduled: MLA scheduled by phone Dec. 13 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12/2011

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/5/2011 (x2)

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Does anyone know if there is an inside candidate? - No inside candidate.

NYU (AFRICAN DIASPORIC LITERATURES) Edit

From MLA JIL:

"The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a scholar specializing in African diasporic literatures and cultures. Preference for scholars working comparatively across fields that may include African, African-American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures. We contemplate appointing at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured), but will consider more senior scholars as well. Appointment will begin September 1, 2011, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2010, and continue until the search is concluded. Applications received by November 1, 2010, have the best chance of being fully considered. To apply, see the NYU Department of Comparative Literature’s web site at http://complit.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the home page link “Employment.”

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Penn State ErieEdit

Tenure-track position in (1) Global Anglophone Literature, especially of the Pacific Rim, Africa, India, East Asia, the Americas, and/or the Caribbean, with (2) a sub-specialty in Film Studies, beginning August 2011. Responsibilities include teaching surveys of global literature, film, composition, and courses in the candidate's specialty as needed.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/10 (MLA) x3

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/3

NOTES:

Did they schedule the campus interview via email or phone? Via phone although I don't have a confirmed date for it yet.

Penn State YorkEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track, 36 weeks). RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach the literature and culture of the Black Atlantic, with specialization in African-American or Anglophone African literatures. Secondary responsibilities include introductory composition and disciplinary writing. Teaching load is three courses each semester."

Deadline: Application review begins November 8.

Acknowledgment received: 11/22

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Roger Williams University (RI)Edit

The Department of English Literature invites applications from individuals with a specialty in global literatures, a desire to assist the Department in sustaining and creating courses specifically in African, Asian, Canadian, Caribbean, Latin American, and South Pacific literatures, and teach other English Literature courses as appropriate, who can demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a willingness to teach in the University's General Education/Core Curriculum Program. A demonstrable interest in eco-literatures and/or sustainability is also desirable.

Requirements: In general, all tenure-track RWU faculty must demonstrate effectiveness in the following four categories: 1) teaching; 2) scholarly, professional and/or creative activities; 3) academic advising and program development and 4) institutional and/or community service. A Ph.D. in English Literature or Comparative Literature by August, 2011, with a specialty in global literatures, evidence of successful teaching experience, along with a record of scholarly activity in global literatures, and background in teaching in Core Curriculum/General Education or interdisciplinary programs.


LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Comparative 2011
  • Was this position advertised last year as well? Does anyone know what happened? Any clue as to what the teaching load is?
  • Yes, this job was advertised last year. From a look at last year's wiki, I'd guess they offered the job to someone who turned it down in the end. They did go all the way through with phone interviews and campus visits, so it's unlikely this is a financial thing, but who knows. Anyone else have any information?
  • So this is clearly a fake job, no?

Rutgers University, New BrunswickEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Global Anglophone/Post-Colonial Literatures. Successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2011, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Send application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio (http://www.interfolio.com)."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/23-email x2; 12/24

MLA interview scheduled: 12/16

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Heard second hand an offer was made.

Offer accepted: Offer accepted.


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone know how long the writing sample should be? I sent an email to the contact person, but no word back yet.

--re: writing sample, most that do specify say between 20-30 pages. I'm sending 25, after hemming and hawing between it and the 36 page version.

--I'm very perplexed by this interfolio thing--I haven't signed up for it b/c I use the dossier service at my university. Is Rutgers saying i have to subscribe to interfolio? This is really weird...

Salisbury University (MD)Edit

LINK

Job Title: Asst. Professor of British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures

Description: "The department is looking for a candidate who can diversify literature course offerings as well as teach our current British literature courses."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email 3/16 stating "the position has been filled"

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/2, 12/3

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

How does a statement of teaching interests differ from a teaching philosophy or the interests one might list on their CV?

re: teaching interests--I'm hoping and assuming that this is the same or very similar to a teaching philosophy, since my letter also covers interests/areas, but am not sure. Same question with statement of research interests--is this like diss abstract + new project? Just new project? 2 pages? 3?

I had to email the search chair about a question and he said that the committee wasn't meeting until Nov 29th, and that they should have some kind of decision by the end of that week.

Not a single word since MLA. What happened to decorum?

Stony Brook University (NY)Edit

LINK

Assistant Professor: "Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in or at hand by September 1, 2011. Specialization in post-1945 British or Global Anglophone literature. Preferred Qualifications: Additional expertise in minority British literature, or post-colonial theory, or literatures of the African Diaspora."

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: My acknowledgement email said that the search has been cancelled due to budget cuts.


SUNY College at Old WestburyEdit

LINK (Chronicle)

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury, a diverse four-year, public, suburban institution, is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in English commencing Fall 2011. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses either day or evening or some combination in U.S. British Multicultural Literature and some composition to a highly diverse student population and will act as departmental liaison to student English and Poetry societies. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Future graduate teaching in Master of Arts in Teaching program anticipated.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in English required for appointment as Assistant Professor; A.B.D. required for appointment as Instructor. Some college teaching experience required. Composition-rhetoric, creative writing and popular culture experience desirable. Must be student centered with strong service orientation.

Deadline: April 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011 & Generalist 2011

Susquehanna U. (PA)Edit

FROM MLA JIL

Assistant Professor of Atlantic Studies

Susquehanna University, Department of English and Creative Writing. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Atlantic Studies, specializing in the literary, historical, and cultural issues arising from a circumatlantic perspective. Desirable subfields include Latin American and/or Caribbean literature. PhD by August 2011 preferred; ABD considered. Teaching responsibilities include general literature courses, a survey in comparative literatures of the Americas, and first year writing, with the opportunity to create inter- or cross-disciplinary courses in Atlantic studies. Applicants should present evidence of strong teaching, including composition, and evidence of or potential for sustained scholarship in the field. Highest consideration will be given to applicants who can contribute to the diversity of our community and bring global and multicultural perspectives into the classroom.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 25 and will actively continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Skype Interview Scheduled 11/30 x2

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer has been accepted.

NOTES:

Towson U. (MD)Edit

Link

Assistant Professor of Global and Postcolonial Literature

"Areas of specialization may include comparative literature, world literature, transnational literature, and postcolonial theory."

Deadline: November 8, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 11/6 (by mail) x3; 11/13 (by mail); 11/15 (by mail); ditto 11/15

Request for additional materials: 11/25 (x3)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/21

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

12/18: Does anyone know what is happening with this job?

University of Arkansas, Little RockEdit

The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latino/a literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and a variety of other courses, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses. Desired secondary emphases include post-colonial and Anglophone literatures, literary theory, and film studies. The applicant will also be expected to serve on committees, assist with departmental advising, and publish in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Link

Deadline: Screening of applications will begin November 19, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)Edit

Link

Assistant Professor (Anglophone World/Postcolonial Literatures)

Deadline: October 15, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/11

MLA or phone interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled 11/26 (x2) 12/2 (x3)

  • can the 11/26 person share how the phone interview went? This is my first phone interview ever and I am sweating about it.

what does 12/2 mean? also would you mind sharing stats (ABD, postdoc, VAP etc?)

  • current position - TT (x2)
  • I am not the poster above, but I assume 12/2 is the scheduled date of the phone interview.

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):12/21 (very kind letter)

Campus interview scheduled: shortlisted but no dates in Jan fixed as yet (x2). Campus visits are over.

Rejection (after campus interview): 05/06 (took a while, no?)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Do these guys ever hire or do they keep posting this same ad over and over again?

11/23: there was a hiring freeze on for some time, and a few years ago they hired 5 people at once... all outside, not one of their adjuncts, mind.

11/24: i think they brought 5 or 6 people to campus last year, but didn't make a hire. i don't think it had to do with finances. it seems that after #1 or #2 declined, they couldn't make up their mind. (admittedly, i got this all through a friend and don't have the full story).

11/27: They've hired regularly over the last few years; last year they made 1 hire (in 18th century). They did make an offer in this search last year, but it was declined. This is another attempt to make the hire.

12/04: Has anyone interviewed via telephone heard about campus visits yet? Nope :( (x3)

12/13: Has anyone heard from UBC about campus visits? Official response: "discussions are in progress".

12/18: Any news? Nope. Unlike candidates, SC's can afford to enjoy their winter holidays!

12/18: I haven't heard either -- I thought they were doing campus visits in January...not giving much notice I guess.

2/10: Anyone heard anything on this?

2/10: I had a campus visit and haven't heard anything. I was told that the visits were back to back in early Jan and they'd be making a decision before the end of Jan, but haven't heard one way or the other so... anyone else?

2/18: Seriously, no decision on this yet? This one, as the first poster says above, is going to come around again. See you all once more in 2012! ; )

2/20: Can the poster immeditely above, or anyone else, confirm that there hasn't been a decision made yet?

2/21: Sorry, I can't confirm that! I based my comment on a) UBC's track record for searches that waste everyone's time; and b) no updates on wiki from anyone. Would be happy to hear someone's been offered.

3/4: Have any offers been made or the search canceled? What is the update on this?

3/7: My guess is that the job has been offered to someone who doesn't use this wiki. How many people who had campus visits are reading? I'm one.

3/12: I am two. And no offer has been made to me. Baffling state of affairs.

4/24: So, hearsay report: after a semester of discussion, they've offered to someone they wanted to hire last year and for some reason, couldn't. It was a bum search after all then.

5/6: An offer has been made and accepted.

University of Illinois at Urbana ChampaignEdit

LINK

"The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is searching for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level or tenured appointment at associate level in British and/or anglophone modern and contemporary literature."

Deadline: 11/08/2010

Acknowledgment received: 11/12

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 via email x4

Rejection Letter: just received rejection by email 12/2 (x5) There were over 350 applicants for the one position. With the associate level track on the table things get very competitive very fast.

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (phone call) MLA

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: from Modern British page: "heard through the grapevine, offer was accepted."

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of LouisvilleEdit

From MLA JIL:

The Department of English at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Transnational Studies. We seek applicants with expertise in transnational theoretical concerns and approaches, transatlantic/transoceanic literary or cultural studies, cosmopolitan studies, and/or diaspora studies. Genre and period are open, but the department particularly invites applicants with further expertise in poetry (late 17th c - 19th c); early American studies; or, modern and/or contemporary drama. Evidence of superior scholarship and excellence as a teacher required. Teaching load appropriate to a research institution; salary competitive. The appointment will begin Fall semester 2011. Course assignments range from graduate seminars to undergraduate writing (which all professorial faculty teach). Ph.D. required by date of appointment. Please send your letter of application, dissertation or book description, and CV to Professor Aaron Jaffe, Chair, Transnational Search Committee, Department of English, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. All applicants must also apply online at http://www.louisville.edu/jobs; this website will be available October 11, 2010.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked on or before November 11, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/26, 11/1 x3, 11/15, 11/17 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/2 (MLA), 12/3 (MLA), 12/2 (MLA)

Campus interview scheduled: yes (but no date), according to Comparative 2011.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Oxford, St John's College (UK)Edit

From MLA JIL: University Lectureship (CUF) in English (1900-present day) [13881]

St John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in English with effect from 1st October 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Fellowship will be held in association with a Titular CUF Lecturership in English, to be held in the Faculty of English Language & Literature.
Applications are invited from candidates with research interests in literature in English from 1900 to the present day, and proven teaching competence (or the potential for such competence) in literature in English from the middle of the eighteenth century forward.
The person elected will provide tutorial teaching to undergraduates for up to eight hours each week during full term, and participate in the organisation of teaching in English in the College. He or she will share pastoral duties and participate in the undergraduate admissions process. The appointee will in addition be expected, under the direction of the Faculty of English Language & Literature, to give not fewer than sixteen lectures or classes in each academic year; to share in University examining as reasonably required; to make an appropriate contribution to the supervision and teaching of graduate students; to undertake a reasonable share of faculty administrative duties and to engage in advanced study or research.
The stipend will be on a scale of £42,563 ‑ £57,201 per annum. Additional allowances are available. Further particulars, including information about how to apply, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St John’s College, Oxford, OX1 3JD. (email: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk), or they may be viewed on the College’s web site: http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Deadline: Receipt of materials by November 30, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: email (11/29); 12/1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


From "Further Particulars":

In addition, it would be desirable if the appointee possessed any of the following:
(i) research interests in literature from 1945 to the present day
(ii) research interests in American literature
(iii) research interests in World literatures
(iv) research interests in film studies


Cross-listed:Modern or Contemporary British 2011

University of PittsburghEdit

From MLA JIL:


"The Department of English of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications at the level of Assistant Professor for a position in the field of anglophone postcolonial/global south literary and cultural studies. We seek candidates capable of addressing, in both their scholarship and teaching, a diverse range of programmatic interests across cultural and critical studies at Pitt. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who in addition to postcolonial studies also work in comparative literature or creative writing. Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salaries competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching, and service. PhD required by September 1, 2011. Applicants should send letter and curriculum vita no later than November 5 to John Twyning, Chair, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh, 526 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. We will ask for a writing sample and references at a later stage of the review. We plan to interview at the MLA in Los Angeles."

Acknowledgment received: 11/4 (via email)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/5 (x3); 11/15

Rejection Letter: 11/5 (x4 via email on 11/8); 11/15 (x3); 11/16 (x2); (11/17 x1); 12/9 x5 (email and personalized, which is rather nice for a rejection.) (Perhaps the nicest rejection I will ever receive x3).

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8/2011 x2

Would the candidates mind sharing stats (TT, ABD, ect. - ?) and areas of speciality? Thanks!

Offer made: Heard second hand an offer was made.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Southern IndianaEdit

Tenure track assistant professor, specializing in contemporary world literature in English. A PhD must be in hand by August 2011. The successful candidate will have broad scholarly and teaching interests. Desirable areas may include one or more of the following: Latin America, Asia, Africa, or the Middle East. Expectations include undergraduate teaching, active research, and departmental service. Teaching duties (4/4) include upper-division literature, composition, and core curriculum courses.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 11/10 (by email) x2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 1/21(phone interview)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • HAS ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS JOB SINCE THE PHONE INTERVIEWS BACK IN JANUARY? HAVE CAMPUS VISITS BEEN DECIDED YET??? (3/26/2011)
  • Cross-posted at Comparative 2011

University of Texas at AustinEdit

From MLA JIL (11/05):

The English Department at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track, beginning Assistant Professor in transatlantic modernist or contemporary Anglophone literature; candidates with a specialty in African literature are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have PhD in English or related field by August 2011, documented evidence of teaching excellence, and a clearly defined research agenda. The selected candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of our curriculum, to direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses, publish actively, and offer service to the English Department. Applicants should submit a single .pdf containing a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page abstract of dissertation, and writing sample (25-30 pages) to amgolden@mail.utexas.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via a service such as Interfolio, or from the letter writers as .pdfs to the same address.

See also: Ad in Chronicle.

Deadline: Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 22, 2010, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (by email, for skype interview)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/27

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Modern British 2011

Does anyone know more about what they're looking for? To me, transatlantic modernist doesn't really go with African lit, unless, of course, they are looking for a Black Atlantic person (but then it wouldn't make sense to call it transatlantic modernist). Any insights?

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