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Page for academic positions in Comparative Literature that begin in Fall 2012 or later.

Last year's page: Comparative 2011

New Page for 2013 Jobs: Comparative 2013

Offer Made? Offer Accepted? Go to English Lit Salaries 2012-13 to add / view salary information for the coming academic year.

New Wiki for Comp Lit Journals: view / add experiences with journals in Comp Lit, Cultural Studies, and Theory.

Alma College (MI) - Postcolonial/Anglophone World Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We invite applicants with expertise in Postcolonial and Anglophone World literatures. An emphasis on 20th century British, Southeast Asian, African, Middle Eastern, or Diaspora writings and an interest in transnational perspectives is particularly desirable, as is an ability to contribute to other areas of the departmental curriculum; applicants with strong secondary areas of expertise are encouraged to note relevant qualifications.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, with interviews at MLA. Applicants should email a letter of interest, vita, and names of three references to: Laura von Wallmenich, Chair, English Department Search Committee, Alma College, vonwallmenich@alma.edu. A Ph.D. is required for tenure-track appointment. Alma's full-time teaching load is six courses per year. All candidates must have experience in and a deep commitment to the teaching of writing. All applicants should demonstrate excellent teaching skills and clear commitment to ongoing scholarship.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (11/18)

Rejection (no interview): x1 (11/19), x1 (11/11)

MLA interview scheduled: [From Anglophone 2012: "12/15 (requested via email)"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From Anglophone page: "I was informed it was accepted on 2/20"]

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012 & Modern British 2012

American University - World Literature - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks to hire one tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in world literature specializing in one or more of the following regions: North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, East Asia or the Indian sub-continent. Training in Comparative Literature a plus. Successful candidates will teach upper-level and graduate courses in field of specialization in English along with a range of General Education courses.

Applications should include a cover letter that describes research and teaching interests, a CV, and a writing sample in English, as well as three letters of recommendation sent directly by scholars familiar with your research and teaching. PhD is required. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Position to start August 2012. Applications should be submitted electronically as an email attachment in .pdf format to Catherine Johnson at cjohnson@american.edu. You may also send them by mail to Keith D. Leonard, Chair, Department of Literature, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20016. Please direct any questions to Prof. Leonard at kdl@american.edu. Applications must be received by November 4, 2011.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

  • last year, interview requests went out on Dec 9--has anyone heard from them (as of Dec 10)?
  • Not heard anything (as of 12/14) (x2)
  • MLA interview scheduled (12/15) (x5)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From Anglophone page: "Offer made and and accepted - (2/9)"]

NOTES:

- Interested to know which subfields/specialties got interviews for this position. Please post.

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors CollegeEdit

Full-time, multi-year faculty position

Primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year seminar, a two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills.

Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching a variety of texts using multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.

Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required.

More information at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000711869-01 or at http://barretthonors.asu.edu/2012/01/lecturer-barrett-honors-college/

Search application deadline: February 13th or until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Brown University - Asst. Professor, Postcolonial Theory - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Brown University invites applications for a joint position in the Department of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative Literature, in postcolonial theory at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. We seek a scholar of nonwestern media, literature, and culture as well as postcolonial theory. Research interests should be transnational and comparative (in at least two languages). Applicants should be conversant with both media and literary theory, and have teaching interests in both literature and media. Media research and teaching can include digital media, cinema, and/or television. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Applications must be postmarked by November 1.

Submit letter of application, c.v., and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Professors Philip Rosen and Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg,
Co-Chairs, Search Committee,
Department of Comparative Literature,
Marston Hall,
20 Manning Walk, Box E,
Brown University,
Providence, RI 02912

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 4 Anything here? (x1 by 12/18)

Request for additional materials: 20-page writing sample requested by e-mail 12/12

Rejection (no interview): 2/17 (by email)

Skype interview scheduled: [From Anglophone page: "Jan 8th"] x 2

Rejection (after Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012 & Theory 2012

California State University, Long Beach, Transnational Studies - MLA INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/933/index.html

TENURE TRACK APPOINTMENT IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN TRANSNATIONAL STUDIES

The Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics at CSU Long Beach invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Transnational Studies. Ph. D. in Comparative Literature or related field required at time of appointment. Candidates should be able to teach specialized courses as well as general education courses (e.g., World Literature, Cultural Studies, and Interdisciplinary courses). Effective date of appointment is August 20, 2012.

Candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree, evidence of successful teaching (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluation summaries), and a scholarly writing sample.

Applications, required documentation, and requests for information should be addressed to: Carl Fisher, Chair, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840.

Application review to begin Dec. 1, 2011. We expect to interview at the MLA convention.

From MLA JIL 11/11/11

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 12/2, 12/8, 12/13, 12/22

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: According to MLA JIL (1/12/12), "Status: MLA convention interviews have been scheduled"

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This situation smells like an inside candidate...and there's a very good match for the announcement in their dept already. SC might be going through the motions as per legal terms while waiting it out to see if s/he gets hired at a top school... (1/27)

No news? Do we even know if MLA interviews happened for this position? (1/10)

MLA JIL says MLA interviews were scheduled.

1/17/2012: Ok, I guess that's that then, for me...

No one has heard anything about MLA interviews (12/28)?

I feel like if they don't call or email by today; it is very unlikely that they will call next week because that will be the week of the MLA. If they don't call after Monday, then they are probably behind...For others who have interviews and presentations at MLA, best of luck! :)

Of course, the other possibility is that they've offered interviews but the people who have gotten them aren't Wiki users / haven't bothered updating. It does happen. And another possiblity is that they've simply decided to hold off on MLA interviews and do a skype or a phone interview instead - something that's becoming more and more common these days (12/30). Then again, maybe a few lucky people will be getting phone calls early next week.

Haven't heard about an interview as of today (12/30). I have heard stories of people getting calls the day before the conference but I agree it is a long shot now that we are entering the week of the MLA. Good luck everyone.

I didn't receive an acknowledgment. Were they sent via surface mail or email? Thanks!

Me neither; I think because they are trying to push through the deadline of inviting candidates to MLA, they probably don't have time to acknowledge all applications at this point. My guess is lucky candidates will be invited via phone or email in the next few days, while the rest will be "acknoweldged" through rejections...

Thank you for your response! Let's hope we hear soon. I am about ready for the MLA anticipation to be over...Good luck!

acknowledgment sent via email (furthermore, it said that I would be receiving a confidential data sheet which I received on 12/20- we were encouraged to fill it in immediately)

I received acknowledgment 12/8 and link to the online demographic data collection 12/20.

Clemson University, Lit. & History of Technology - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Clemson University seeks to fill a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2012, in Literature and the History of Technology from a broadly comparativist perspective. The successful candidate will also show expertise in one or more of the following secondary areas of interest: comparative and world literature, history of science, global studies and communication, and rhetorical, material and cross-cultural analysis. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the English Department and have the opportunity to participate in Clemson's interdisciplinary PhD program in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. Please send letter of application and vita to Sean Williams, Chair, "Literature and Technology Search Committee," Department of English, 801 Strode Tower, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634.

Review of applications will begin November 4, 2011. Preliminary interviews will occur at the MLA Convention in Seattle, WA.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 4, 2011

Acknowledgment received: 11/1, 11/3

Request for additional materials: writing sample & LORs, 11/22

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012

Emory University - Asian American & Pacific Rim - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Emory University Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 2012: Asian American & Pacific Rim Literature and Culture. In addition to primary expertise in Asian American & Pacific Rim literature and culture, secondary interests in Asian diaspora and other ethnic American literatures and theoretical orientations are desirable. The ideal candidate will originate new undergraduate and graduate courses in Asian American, Asian, and Pacific Rim literature.

Successful candidates for this position will present strong evidence of scholarly promise, excellence in teaching, and have the PhD in hand by the start date. The 4-course per year teaching load comprises undergraduate composition and general education courses, upper-level classes for majors, and graduate seminars. Review of applications begins on October 17, 2011. Send application letter, CV, dissertation abstract, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Deepika Bahri, Search Committee Chair, 537 Kilgo Circle, 302 N Callaway Center, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Deadline: review begins Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [From Other Ethnic American 2012: "12/12 (x2)"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012

Emory University - Comp Lit & Theory - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track position at Assistant Professor level, beginning 1 September 2012. Teaching load: 2 courses per semester. PhD required. Candidates should have theoretical expertise in the field, competence in more than one language, and must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Preference may be given to candidates specializing in the history of literary theory prior to the twentieth century, or in postcolonial theory. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-25 pages), and three letters of recommendation or placement dossier to Prof. Geoffrey Bennington, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, Callaway Center N101, Atlanta GA 30322. E-applications can be sent to cpltsch@emory.edu. Review of applications will begin Nov 28, 2011. Applications received by Dec 12 will receive full consideration. Emory is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Dec. 12

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 7 (x2 Nov. 16), Nov. 23 (x1), 12/12

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 via email (x2)

-For those with requests for MLA interviews did you send your application in on the 12/12 deadline or long before? Thanks. ANS: About a month early.

Rejection (after interview): 1/27 (x1)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES:

Literary theory prior to the 20th century? Is that a thing? Are they talking about Aristotle?

Doesn't this typically mean Enlightenment and Romanticism?

But there is no literary theory per se prior to the twentieth century.

Seriously, guys? Look up scholars Walter Haug, A.J. Minnis, or Rita Copeland. There was indeed literary theory long prior to the twentieth century, just as there was philosophy before Kant. And there are indeed people who work on it.

updates? Is the position filled?


Also posted at Theory 2012

Franklin College Switzerland - Asst. Professor, comparative / transnational - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Franklin College Switzerland invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Literature with a strong interest in comparative or transnational approaches to literary and cultural studies. The position is full‑time with a clear promotion ladder beginning in fall 2012, pending funding.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., a track‑record of outstanding scholarship and teaching, and is expected to teach undergraduate courses, lead academic travel, and maintain an active research agenda. S/he will help shape a dynamic, multilingual Department of Literature and Culture and complement our research and course offerings in topics such as travel and migration, gender and sexuality, and law and culture. We are looking not so much for a particular period or national literature as for genuine engagement with the interplay of literary and cultural representations across national, linguistic, historic and genre borders. 

Conference call interviews, followed by on‑campus interviews for finalists. Preference will be given to candidates with European experience.

Please submit a letter of application, a cv, and a one‑page course proposal to litsearch@fc.edu by November 15, 2011. Please direct questions to Professor Caroline Wiedmer, search committee chair, at cwiedmer@fc.edu.

 Franklin College Switzerland is a small, international, private liberal arts college located in Lugano, accredited in both the US and Switzerland (http://www.fc.edu/). Franklin College Switzerland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Nov 4 (x1), Nov 10

Request for additional materials: Nov 30 via email

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled for 12/20, 12/14

Rejection (after interview): 12/31

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

George Mason University - Globalist, India/Pacific Rim - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED (INDIA POSITION)Edit

The George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for the following positions to begin Fall 2012. Candidates in fields in English will be considered along with candidates in other disciplines in the college.

Two openings for Assistant Professor/Tenure Track faculty with specialties on India and the Pacific Rim. Seeking candidates whose research puts the specific regions of specialization in a global perspective. Candidates may come from any relevant discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment and demonstrated accomplishment or promise as a regional expert with a global reach. For full details and to apply visit http://jobs.gmu.edu/. Pacific Rim specialists apply for position number F9511z; India specialists apply for position number F9509z.

Review of applications will begin October 17 and continue until the positions are filled.

George Mason is a university characterized by global vision, global presence, and global accomplishment in outreach, education and research. Recognized by the Institute for International Education for internationalizing the campus, and by the Princeton Review for its diversity, Mason takes innovative approaches to education that often combine the study of globalization with regionally focused courses and language studies.

To learn more about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University visit http://chss.gmu.edu/.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/8 via email (for India position); 11/16 via email (for Pacific Rim position) (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: [From Global Studies page: "Phone/Skype interviews completed (India Position) 12/14"

Skype interview requested (Pacific Rim) 1/05

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Global Studies page: "3 campus interviews scheduled - first interview is today (1/30)" (referring to India position)]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Global Studies & Asian History 2011-12

George Mason University - Culture and Globalization - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The George Mason University, Cultural Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a proven record of research and publication to teach in what is primarily a doctoral program (significant experience preferred) to start fall 2012.

In addition to the one upper-level undergraduate course we offer, Culture and Globalization, the successful candidate would be expected to teach at least one of our required doctoral courses (see http://culturalstudies.gmu.edu/curriculum.html for curriculum details); teach graduate seminars in his or her field of research; and sit on students' field and dissertation committees.

Areas of specialization are open, but we have abiding needs in the areas of race and ethnicity, visual culture and political economy. We encourage potential applicants to familiarize themselves with our doctoral curriculum before applying. A Ph.D. is required by start of appointment.

All applications must be submitted by November 15, 2011. For full consideration, apply for position F9066z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete the online faculty application; and upload a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four references with contact information. EOE

Contact: Search Committee

Website: http://jobs.gmu.edu

From H-Asia 10-24-11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Dec 1 -- request for more samples of pub (long short-list, via email).

Rejection (no interview):

Skype interview scheduled:

  • Skype will be scheduled in Jan 2012.
  • Any news on this?
  • yes, has anyone heard from them?

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3 visits scheduled. [posted 1/27]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes [posted 2/26]

NOTES:

Also posted at Global Studies

Harvard - Open Rank, Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew LiteratureEdit

Harvard University seeks to make an appointment in Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature. The successful applicant will be a scholar of Hebrew language and literature, who studies the subject comparatively and contextually (e.g. through the comparative study of other languages and literatures, through the application of various disciplinary approaches, etc.). Modern period expertise is preferred, and a solid grounding in classical Hebrew texts is strongly desired. The rank of the appointment is open; junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply. A strong doctoral record is required. Departmental affiliation to be determined. Teaching duties include four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels; demonstrated excellence in teaching strongly desired.

Candidates should submit cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references by applying online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. The committee will begin to review applications on October 17, 2011. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Contact: Wanda L Di Bernardo, Harvard University , Ph.: 617 495 2543, Fax: 617 496 4343, E-mail: wanda_dibernardo@harvard.edu

Deadline: Oct. 17

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:

Koc University, Istanbul (VAP/Instructorship)Edit

The Department of English Language and Comparative Literature at Koç University is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time instructor. We particularly encourage applications from individuals working in World Literature/Postcolonial Literature (with a preference for Anglophone specialists working in areas such as Caribbean Literature, African Literature, or Indian Literature). The contract will be for one year with the possibility of further renewal. Requirements include a PhD (or advanced ABD status) in literature or a closely related discipline as well as a documented record of experience teaching literature. The candidate will be expected to teach 3 or 4 courses per semester and to play an active role in the life of the department.

The deadline for applications is March 30, 2012. Please submit the following documents (either via interfolio or as attachments to an email with the subject line "Full-time Instructor of Literature" in Word or PDF format) to Ms. Arzu Kırcal at akircal@ku.edu.tr: Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Teaching dossier (including sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and student evaluations);Three letters of recommendation.

Link

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:

Massachusetts College of Art and Design - World Literature/Culture - Liberal ArtsEdit

Tenure-Track Faculty, World Literature/Culture - Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks to fill a full-time tenure track position in the Liberal Arts Department for the teaching of elective courses for non-majors in world literature and world culture. The candidate may also teach a required freshman seminar. The teaching load at this component of the Massachusetts State University system is three courses per semester. Faculty also discharge alternative responsibilities and serve on departmental and governance committees.

The department seeks a candidate who brings an interdisciplinary perspective to non-Anglo/European-based literature, culture, and history. The successful candidate will, additionally, have an interest in western visual and/or musical arts and a strong record of teaching experience.

The candidate's area of expertise should engage and stimulate students' participation, imagination and scholarship.

The Assistant/Associate Professor will be accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan

Priority review of applications will begin on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The review of applications will close soon after that date.

Please Visit out website for more information on Requirements: http://careers.massart.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50752

From MLA JIL 12/2/11

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Q: Is this related to the Literature & Writing position that had a Jan 6th deadline (and a strange rejection of all things theory)?

Q: Is the Lit & Writing posted on the Wiki somewhere? (And, yes, a strange advert indeed!)

MIT (Comparative Media Studies, Game Studies)Edit

MIT's Program in Comparative Media Studies in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor of game studies to start in the fall of 2012. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a record of significant publication (or the promise thereof), research activity and/or design experience relevant to game studies. We seek a candidate who will connect the work of our GAMBIT and Education Arcade research labs to the classroom, and who can direct innovative and multidisciplinary research. Relevant areas of specialization include the history, theory, sociology, psychology and criticism of games and play, and expertise in one or more of the following areas: game design; game engineering; player, playing and assessment methodologies; user behaviors and game economics; data analytics; and visual, narrative, and audio design. Fluency in a broader array of humanities-based media studies and experience in game production will be considered a plus. Applicants should have teaching experience. Please submit a letter of application, C.V., three letters of recommendation, and work samples online by December 1, 2011 at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1032. Hard copies of works samples may be sent to Prof. William Uricchio, Director, Program in Comparative Media Studies, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-313, Cambridge, MA 02139. MIT is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: Dec. 1

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 New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012

Nevada State College [see full job ad] - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

From HigherEdJobs.com JIL 7/28/11

The School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in English to begin fall 2012. We seek a candidate who is enthusiastic and able to teach composition and writing courses, introductory literature classes, and upper division courses for the English major. The preferred candidate will also be able to teach courses in the Integrated Studies major, which allows students to partake in interdisciplinary study across academic disciplines and professional fields...Ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Ethnic Studies and Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Caribbean Literature, African American Literature, Chicano Literature, Comparative Literature, and/or World Literature

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in October 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or Phone interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled on 12/7 for 12/15.

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cross-posted at African American, Other Ethnic American, Anglophone/Postcolonial, British Open, Generalist

New York University (Asian American, Asian/Pacific Diaspora Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Asian American, Pacific World, or Asian/Pacific Diaspora Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2012, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates should hold a PhD in social science, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies. Social and Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary department committed to developing innovative, transregional approaches in urbanism, migration, critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality, ecology, and economic life. The Department has degree programs in Social and Cultural Analysis, Metropolitan Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latino Studies, Africana Studies and American Studies. The department welcomes comparative and historical approaches and encourages innovative teaching.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2011, continuing until position is filled. To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link "Employment Opportunities".

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/14

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Other Ethnic American 2012: "they are bringing 3 finalists to campus starting this coming week (11/19)"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012

Pennsylvania State University - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED
Edit

Post Date: October 07, 2011 Comparative Literature (Assistant Professor)

The Pennsylvania State University, the Department of Comparative Literature, seeks candidates for a
tenure track Assistant Professor appointment to contribute to two aspects of our programming: Arabic
literatures and cultures and African literatures and cultures as a whole. Preferred start date is August
2012. Participate in our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA, PhD) programs in Comparative Literature and our undergraduate minor in Arabic. PhD in Comparative Literature or a related field
in hand by start of appointment, native or near-native fluency in Arabic, evidence of research productivity or promise, and relevant teaching experience, with the ability to teach broad courses on African literature and courses focused on Arabic topics. Areas of research specialization are open, may include film and new media. To apply send letter of application, CV and names of three referees to
www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. If unable to apply electronically, please contact Bonnie Rossman at bjr19@psu.edu. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. Applications received by November 15, 2011 will be given full consideration, though applications may continue to be considered until the search is concluded.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Skype Interview: Doing phone/skype interviews now (week of 12/19)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews scheduled for Jan.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Shawnee State University (OH) - Comparative/World Lit. & CompositionEdit

The Department of English and Humanities at SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY, PORTSMOUTH, OH, is accepting applications for a continuing contract (tenure-track) position, beginning Fall 2012 (pending available funding).

Standard teaching load is 12 hours per semester with additional responsibilities to include student advising, committee service, and participation in departmental activities. Teach composition courses, World Literature, Western and Non-Western Civilization and Literature courses.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English or related field required by August 1, 2012. Required: Three years of college teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and credentials and teaching experience in composition and Anglophone literature, literature of Americas, or comparative literature. Desirable: Teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field (such as history and literature) and fluency and teaching experience in a foreign language. Teaching introductory foreign language courses is a possibility. Address applications to Composition/Comparative Literature Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

TO APPLY: Please submit hard copies of application materials to: Dr. Tim Scheurer, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH 45662 or electronic materials to lplummer@shawnee.edu. Application packets for each position must include letter of application, curriculum vita, 1-2 page essay on teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Primary consideration will be given to applications received on or before February 1, 2012. Official transcripts and background check required prior to hire.

Shawnee State University is an open admission, primarily undergraduate state university in southern Ohio with a mixed student population of traditional and nontraditional students numbering 4,200. Additional information about SSU is available at http://www.shawnee.edu. Shawnee State University seeks individuals who share our commitment to students as our first priority. SSU is an EEO/AA employer

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

They just ran this search in the spring. Any idea why they're re-listing it? Portsmouth, OH doesn't exactly look like the most inviting place to live, but if they filled the position last spring, you'd think they'd be able to keep someone for more than a semester.

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Stanford University - Arabic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature within the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the primary area of Arabic literature and culture with a starting date of September 1, 2012. Candidates should have a strong comparatist background and be able to bring their work and interests into a wide conversation amongst both specialists and non-specialists. The ideal applicants would demonstrate versatility in teaching Arabic literature and culture over the entire range of Arabic history, and have near-native fluency in both Arabic and English. Candidates are assumed to hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. For full consideration, materials must be received by November 1, 2011.

Duties include teaching courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contributing to collaborative research and teaching initiatives within and beyond the department. The Department of Comparative Literature belongs to the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, an innovative consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives.

All application materials must be submitted on-line via http://www.AcademicJobsOnline.org. Please transmit you cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests (no more than 5 pages), teaching evaluations (if available), a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter, along with three confidential letters of reference to: DLDL Stanford Arabic Search Committee, by November 1, 2011. Inquiries should be directed to Allen Sciutto at 650-725-6137, or allen.sciutto@stanford.edu.

LINK

Deadline: Nov. 1

Has anyone heard about this position? No, nothing as of 12/15. (x3 as of 12/18.)

Any news as of 1/3?

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Did anyone hear anything about this position?

What is happening with this position? Were MLA interviews scheduled?

No clue. Maybe they cancelled it.

Also, heard NOTHING. 1/15/12

1/21: I wrote them in December and received a reply on January 6 stating that they were in the process of selecting the short list.

2/3: This job a wash?

Seems like it.

what does that mean? the position was not cancelled.

heard the job went to specialist in classical Arabic (4/2012)

University of Baltimore - Tenure-Track, Multicultural and/or Diaspora Literatures - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

University of Baltimore - The School of Communications Design (SCD) invites applications for a tenure-track (rank of assistant or associate) faculty position in multicultural and/or diaspora literatures beginning in August 2012 (contingent on final budgetary approval). This position requires classroom and online instruction at various levels in the curriculum.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching primarily multi-ethnic literature in upper and lower division courses, and directing independent student work, including theses. Teaching experience is required and experience in curriculum development and assessment is a plus. In addition to teaching, candidates must maintain an active research agenda and perform university service.

Successful candidate will:

  • Teach six-seven undergraduate courses per year in areas such as * multi-ethnic literature
  • literary theory and criticism
  • general education courses related to the English program and possibly writing
  • related areas of interest and expertise
  • Develop a variety of undergraduate and graduate literature courses in her/his area of expertise

We invite you to visit our web site for more information about the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communications Design at http://www.ubalt.edu/cas/about-the-college/schools-and-divisions/school-of-communications-design/index.cfm.

Required: Candidates for this position should hold a doctorate with a specialization in an area of multicultural literature, have some teaching experience, and have a record of scholarly achievement (i.e., dissertation, publications) in her/his area of expertise. This position requires that the candidate be committed to undergraduate teaching, to the general academic development of students, and be an active member of faculty and university life.

Preferred: A record of creative and/or scholarly activities appropriate to the rank of assistant or associate professor; successful teaching experience in higher education; skill in developing student learning outcomes and assessment; experience in curriculum development.

TO APPLY: We invite qualified applicants to submit a letter of interest, vita, and names and contact information of three references. Electronic submission required. Please submit all materials directly to cwilson2@ubalt.edu. Candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Baltimore is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution. http://www.ubalt.edu/hr

Chronicle

Deadline: Position is open until filled; for best consideration apply before January 15, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: [from Other Ethnic American 2012: "Phone interview 2/7 by email (x3)"]

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012 & Anglophone 2012

UC Berkeley - Asst or Assoc Professor, Modern Arabic Lit - MESA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, in conjunction with the Department of Near Eastern Studies, is searching for an assistant or associate professor of modern Arabic literature. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate and graduate courses with cross-disciplinary focus. Requirements are a completed Ph.D. by the time of employment, a near-native command of modern Arabic, and a demonstrated ability to work in one or more additional literatures relevant to the study of modern Arabic literature in a comparative context. A foundational knowledge of the classical Arabic tradition is expected. Applications should include letter of application and CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages and must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2011. Late applications cannot be accepted. No electronic submissions. Please send materials to: Arabic Search Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 4125 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2580. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: Berkeley interviewed at MESA; doubtful that they're also interviewing at MLA

Rejection (after interview):

Rejection letter received (1/15)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

UC Berkeley - Asst Professor, Asian-American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position specializing in Asian American literatures and cultures, including transnational and comparative approaches (We prefer that candidates have the PhD or equivalent by the time of employment.) The appointment is to be effective July 1, 2012, subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates should send an application letter, at least three letters of recommendation, a self-addressed stamped postcard for acknowledgment, and two copies of both CV and a writing sample of 10,000 words to:

Chair, Asian American Search Committee, Department of English, 322 Wheeler Hall #1030, Berkeley CA 94720-1030

and/or

http://ls-ourunit.berkeley.edu:80/candidate/selRegister.php?i=577 (electronic submissions preferred)

This URL allows candidates to register and upload application material. Once application materials have been uploaded, candidates will be given a URL where their referees may upload PDFs of their letters, if they wish to submit them electronically. Please refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Application material must be postmarked or uploaded by October 31, 2011 to be considered.

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 [posted 11/18] x1 [posted 11/21]

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: x1 [12/15]

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1 [1/20]

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [1/18]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012

UC Santa Cruz - Early Modern Comparative Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Advance notice of position, "Literature: Early Modern Comparative Studies /Shakespeare - Asst. or Assoc. Professor," posted in Chronicle 7/20/11. Details forthcoming on UCSC HR site.

Ad posted at HigherEdJobs.com (7/27/11)

The Department of Literature at UC Santa Cruz invites applications for a position in Early Modern Comparative Studies/Shakespeare at the assistant (tenure-track) to mid-associate (tenured) level. We seek a scholar in Early Modern Comparative Literary Studies with teaching and research expertise in Shakespeare and competence in at least one additional language literature relevant to the field of early modern studies. At the Assistant Professor level, preference will be given to advanced Assistant Professors. We seek scholars with significant teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral supervision, and with evidence of a developed research trajectory. The appointee will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses and small advanced seminars, and to work actively in the graduate program. This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but in order to be considered at the initial screening, the complete application must be received by October 18, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

MLA interview scheduled: [From Renaissance 2012: "12/9, via email, with request for sample syllabi"]

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cross-posted at Renaissance 2012


University of Chicago - Comparatist in Poetry and Poetics, Open Rank - OFFER MADE & DECLINEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a comparatist in poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on twentieth-century and/or contemporary poetry. The position is open-rank, with a preference for junior candidates, to begin Autumn Quarter 2012.

For full consideration all application materials should be received by December 1, 2011, at which time review of candidates will begin and continue until the closing deadline of February 1, 2012. No materials will be accepted after February 1, 2012.

To apply: 1) Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at http:// tinyurl.com/43qj36a . 2) Mail the cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as a dissertation abstract (for assistant and associate professorships, and a chapter-length writing sample to: Chair, Search Committee; Department of Comparative Literature; University of Chicago; 1010 E. 59th Street; Chicago, IL 60637. 3) Supply three recommendation letters. For assistant and tenured associate professorships, please request letters to be sent at the time of application; for full professorship, please provide the names and contact information for three senior scholars in the cover letter. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1; no materials accepted after Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: (second-hand report of MLA interview being scheduled, 12/29); Interview scheduled (email and phone, 12/30); interview scheduled, 12/29

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news on this of any kind? (12/22) (12/26) ---> MLA interview was scheduled on 12/30.

Have any of the interviewees heard back? Myself and another I know have not. (1/24) Yep, me neither (2/8)

Any recent news? Did they close the position for lack of funding or hire someone?

Campus interview scheduled: several candidates brought in for campus visit, see events calendar for February

Offer was made to candidate who declined it, so no lack of funding

--Any news? Did they close their search?

-- Does anyone know if they opened the search again?

A senior faculty member told me they will run the search again next year. (4/20)

University of Dayton - Asst. Professor, Colonial & Postcolonial Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

Assistant professor Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. Tenure-track assistant professor in non-Western colonial and post-colonial literature, with strength in literary theory. We seek a scholar-teacher prepared to contribute to curriculum development and delivery in literature and theory within a diverse and collaborative Department of English. PhD in English or a related field preferred, but ABD candidates near completion will be considered. Ability to teach courses in Anglophone colonial and postcolonial literatures and in literary theory is required, but scholarship in diasporic and/or comparative literatures is also welcome. The ability to teach effectively at all levels and the potential to contribute to the on-going diversification of our undergraduate curriculum are necessary, and experience teaching first-year composition and working with students from diverse backgrounds are strongly preferred. Experience with international education, community outreach, or service learning is also preferred.

Teaching responsibilities include first-year composition, literature courses for the English major and for general education, upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty, and occasional graduate courses. Excellent teaching and publication, in addition to service and student advising, are expected for tenure and promotion. The University of Dayton has vibrant programs in human rights, women’s and gender studies, and social and environmental justice. Demonstrated interest in any of these fields is preferred.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. For Department information, visit http://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/english/. Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52592 with letter of application, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and C.V., by Nov. 14, 2011.

From MLA JIL 10/21/11

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [From Anglophone page: "by email (12/15) x 2"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: [From Anglophone: "offer made 2/29"]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

University of Guam - Comparative Literature - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Guam is looking for a faculty member who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, attentive to detail, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

The Division of English and Applied Linguistics has a traditional service role in teaching many sections of composition for the General Education curriculum. In addition, the division has a robust number of English majors. All full-time faculty members are initially required to carry a 4-course teaching load per semester consisting of both literature and writing courses. However, research load reductions are available to qualified faculty, subject to the approval of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Dean. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research and publication agenda, perform student advising, serve on various committees, to teach using a variety of modalities, including distance education, and when opportunities arise perform community responsibilities associated with the mission of a public U. S. Land Grant university.

Required Qualifications: a) Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. from an institution with U.S. regional accreditation or foreign equivalent in Comparative Literature at the time of employment. The area of specialization is open-e.g., European, Asian, African, and/or Latin American literatures; b) some university or college teaching experience; c) evidence of potential to produce scholarly research in the form of peer reviewed articles and; d) a strong record of teaching and scholarship.

Desirable Qualifications: It is preferred that in addition to the area of specialization, candidates demonstrate some expertise in British literature (poetry, fiction, and drama). The successful candidate should also have experience teaching expository, creative, and/or technical and business writing; two (2) or more years full-time teaching experience; evidence of an active research agenda with products; evidence of engaged collaborative research with other departments or faculty members; evidence of using technology in the classroom; and interest in online teaching.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience relevant to the position. Fringe benefits include health plans, life insurance, cafeteria plan (flexible tax benefit plan), and the Government of Guam retirement plan.

All applicants must submit: (1) Letter of application that describes the candidate's qualifications; (2) Curriculum vita; (3) Complete contact information, including fax number and email address, for three professional references; (4) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (5) Evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., student evaluation ratings; pedagogical materials such as syllabi and rubrics, copies of peer-observation reports; student testimonials; and a statement of teaching philosophy); (6) Three recommendation letters that address the applicant's teaching, research, & collegiality and; (7) A writing sample (preferably published, maximum 30 pages).

All application materials should be sent to: Dr. David Gugin, Chair, Literature Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Office, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923. For further information please email the Chair at dlgugin@yahoo.com.

Completed applications must be submitted by February 1, 2012.

For further information about the University of Guam, visit our Web Site at http://www.uog.edu. General information about Guam is available at http://www.visitguam.org/main. Guam's daily newspaper, The Pacific Daily News is available at http://www.guampdn.com. Information on moving to Guam is available at http://www.cqa.guam.gov.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled, by email [posted 3/2]

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Shortlisted, email received 3/19

Any news? (3/31)

University of Hawaii - Pacific LiteraturesEdit

English/Literature: Full-time, tenure-track position in Pacific Literatures, beginning August 1, 2012 (position number 83128); position contingent upon funding and availability. Teaching duties: teach introductory composition and literature courses as well as upper-division, MA and Ph.D.-level courses in Pacific Literatures and related areas of research interests; 2-2 teaching load in first year and at least one other year during probationary period; 3-2 load in other years. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or comparable specialization; dissertation and/or publications in Pacific literatures or Pacific Studies; grounding in indigenous Pacific aesthetics, cultures, histories, perspectives, and politics; strong commitment to teaching, research, service, and student advising; evidence of potential or established record of scholarly activity in the field. Desirable Qualifications: Any suitable combination of the following research and teaching interests is acceptable: comparative indigenous literary and cultural theories, film, new media, oral traditions, performance, spoken word; written and spoken proficiency in at least one indigenous Pacific language; knowledge of literature and cultures of Melanesia; engagement in community-based learning and outreach projects. Salary and rank commensurate with experience and background. Send letter of application and CV to Prof. Jeffrey Carroll, Chair, English Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1733 Donaghho Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Initial interviews will be held at MLA.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012

University of Houston - Clear Lake - 19th c. European Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

From MLA JIL 6/10/11 - JOB REPOSTED at HigherEdJobs.com on 1/2/12.

The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Literature, beginning August 2012. Ph.D. required. Excellent teacher with previous teaching experience sought to work with diverse students. Must have active research agenda. Field: 19th century European literature. Competence in classics and poetry desirable, as is willingness to teach in BA/MA interdisciplinary Humanities program. 3/3 load with additional service expectations.

UHCL is a culturally diverse, upper-level university (juniors, seniors, and master’s students) adjacent to NASA-Johnson Space Center, located 30 minutes from downtown Houston. Applications accepted only online at https://jobs.uhcl.edu. To apply, complete the online faculty application and include a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and submit names and email address for three references. These references will be contacted by our automated system and asked to submit a recommendation letter online. Also, mail an unofficial graduate transcript to: Chair, Literature Search Committee, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., MC 416, Houston, TX 77058-1098. Preference will be given to completed applications received by October 31, 2011. Proof of eligibility to work in USA will be required. We reserve right not to fill position. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/9

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: to be scheduled for week of 1/9; [From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: "1/2 [Phone]"]

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Feb 2nd

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cross-posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

University of Idaho - Assistant Professor of Global Anglophone Literatures - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Global Anglophone Literatures. Full-time tenure-track position. Preference given to candidates with a strong background in literary theory and interdisciplinary approaches to 20th- and 21st-century literature and culture. We seek to hire a person who will help us enhance the diversity and global focus of departmental courses. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature, with a record of successful teaching. Teaching load is 3-2; courses include graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in area of specialization as well as general education courses. Graduate seminars will serve students in M.A. and M.F.A. programs.

Review begins 11/1/2011 and continues until the position is filled. We will interview at the MLA convention in Seattle. For primary consideration, we must receive initial materials by November 1. For complete job description and access to online application site, go to http://www.hr.uidaho.edu (Announcement #10000034937) or contact Gary Williams, Chair, English, at jgw@uidaho.edu.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [From Anglophone 2012: "(12/30): I emailed the chair and was told that they decided to go with different candidates for MLA, which suggests that invitations for interviews have been extended.(x2)]

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Interpreting Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW COMPLETEDEdit

From MLA JIL 6/10/11

Assistant Professor of Interpreting Studies. The Program in Comparative Literature, which houses a dynamic Translation Studies Program, and is a unit of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, has extended its search for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, now to begin as early as January, 2012, but could also begin September 2012. The successful candidate will teach consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and will also strengthen the department's offerings in literary and cultural studies. Course assignments will include a two-semester interpreter training sequence in a language-neutral environment, plus a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Literature/ Translation Studies, taught in English. Language expertise in at least one of the following is required: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, or Spanish. We seek candidates who have a strong background in interpreting studies theory and practice as well as strong scholarly promise. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches. Expertise in multimedia interpreting, prior teaching experience with international and minority students, and experience in community outreach are desirable assets. Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment at UMass. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send letter, CV, three recommendations, statement of teaching and research interests, and writing sample to: Prof. Edwin Gentzler, chair, Interpreting Studies search committee, Comparative Literature (LLC), 430 Herter Hall, 161 President's Dr., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA 01003-9312. The extended review of dossiers will begin on August 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: review begins August 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or Phone interview scheduled: Skype interview in late November

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): early January

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Mississippi - World Literature - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track, PhD in English or related field required. We invite candidates with a research specialization in postcolonial studies, facility with comparative methodologies and literary theory, and research and teaching expertise in fields outside the Western tradition, such as African, Caribbean, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern. With established areas of excellence in U.S. Southern literature, American and British literature, and creative writing, the English Department at The University of Mississippi offers the MA, MFA, and PhD degrees and is the institutional home of THE GLOBAL SOUTH, an online journal of comparative postcolonial studies. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the job is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established. Interviews to be conducted at MLA. Apply by visiting http://jobs.olemiss.edu . The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: not stated

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [From Anglophone 2012: "12/13"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) - Digital Humanities - MLA / AHA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) announces a cluster hire in digital humanities: over the next three years the university intends to hire six tenure-line faculty members across a number of departments (and additional staff) to further propel this signature program. In the first phase of this effort, we seek promising candidates for tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level. Initial interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Historical Association (AHA) conventions in January 2012. Candidates should be accomplished digital humanists able to contribute to a thriving interdisciplinary initiative and to the home department. Candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching and an active research agenda. PhD required by August 2012. The participating departments seek specialists who would contribute to the UNL's research profile and teaching capacity in digital humanities. Candidates whose work focuses on comparative or transnational literatures, histories, and cultures are especially invited to apply. Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition 110758, and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form and apply online. Applicants should be prepared to attach the following to their online application: a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a PDF or a link to one representative sample of their digital work. Please do not send paper applications. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and continue until suitable candidates are found. For further information contact Kenneth Price, chair, search committee at 402-472-0293 or kprice2@unl.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA Interview scheduled: [From New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012: "AHA interview requested by email, 12/13; MLA interview scheduled by email, 12/14"]

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012 & Rhetoric/Composition 2012

University of Oregon - Translation Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Oregon’s Comparative Literature Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Translation Studies to begin September 16, 2012. Areas of linguistic and literary specialization are open, but strong preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship engages substantially and deliberately with translation and theories of translation as they bear upon one or more of the following: (1) literary history, with an emphasis on interactions between languages and epochs, (2) philosophy of language, understood broadly to include philology and/or the study of sign systems, (3) inter-media aesthetics, and (4) transnational studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, remain an active scholar and contribute to a growing interest in translation within an interdepartmental framework. Requirements: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or other relevant field by or before September 2012.

Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/939. Submit letters of application, vitae, dossiers and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages by November 4, 2011.

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:receipt confirmed (email from Office Manager, after I emailed her to see if my materials were received): 11/15

confirmed by academicjobslonline or by the dept directly? I received nothing beyond the email from academicjobsonline.

did others receive a confirmation beyond the academicjobslonline email?

-I also only received confirmation from academicjobsonline, not from the department. <--Ditto.

E-mail update to say that MLA interviews will be scheduled the week of Dec. 19. (12/12)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/20 x4

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (Do this poster mean 1/10? -- or did they call you at 7am their time?!)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/12 (e.g. confirmed on 2/12, probably made on 2/10)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

So, are the interviews scheduled or not? Why did the status of this posting change from "scheduled" to nothing?

A: Yes, they are scheduled (at least according to 4 posters). Someone came through here and deleted some things - unclear whether by accident or not. Restored as much deleted material as possible. Please be careful when editing - posters who delete maliciously may be blocked. Una74 18:11, December 22, 2011 (UTC)

University of Southern California - Indian or Pakistani Literature and/or Visual Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature. Indian or Pakistani Literature and/or Visual Culture. Assistant Professor, USC

The Department of Comparative Literature at the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (3501 Trousdale Parkway, Taper Hall of Humanities, #161, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0353) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature with a specialization in Indian or Pakistani Literature and/or Visual Culture with an anticipated start date of Fall 2012.

A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment. Send letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and writing sample (25 pages maximum), as a Word document or PDF file, by November 1, to Panivong Norindr, Chair, Department of Comparative Literature by email to: complit@usc.edu. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61197 USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/16/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled via phone (12/6) x4

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/20

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/5

Offer accepted: 3/9

NOTES: Any word on field/language?

University of Warwick (UK)- Modern & Contemporary World Lit.Edit

English and Comparative Literary Studies, , Coventry United Kingdom CV4 7AL http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs

Professor of Modern and Contemporary World Literatures [15573] Salary negotiable



You will undertake advanced research and enhance existing research groups in an appropriate field of studies in English and Comparative Literatures. Assuming a leadership role in the Department, you will undertake teaching and other academic duties as required for both under‑graduate and graduate students.

You will have an established internationally leading research reputation in the field of English and Comparative Literatures. You will also have shown a commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated leadership within Higher Education.

For further information and to apply, please go to http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs . Applications must be received by 25 November 2011. Interviews are likely to be held in early 2012

From MLA JIL 9/15

Deadline: 25 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012 & Modern British 2012

Wagner College (NY) - Comparative / World Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Wagner College, located in New York City, seeks an Assistant Professor of English, one year visiting, with specialization in Comparative Literature to teach courses in World Literature, participate in the college’s First Year Program (includes one literature course and one writing course), and support the Comparative Literature minor. Ability to teach film studies and/or theory courses is also desirable. Ph. D. required. The position begins in the fall of 2012. Please send your letter of application, cv, and the names/contact information of at least three recommenders to: Dr. Erica Johnson, Chair, English Department, Wagner College, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301. Deadline: November 1, 2011. We will interview at MLA in January of 2012.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Received word by email a bit ago that the search was complete. (4/21)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news about campus interviews yet? Thanks.

Western Kentucky University (2 tenure-track positions) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions beginning August 2012. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in some combination of at least two of the following areas: twentieth-century British literature, postcolonial literature, world literature, dramatic literature, and film.

Requirement Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of scholarly and professional activities. Candidates must be willing to use classroom technologies and on occasion to teach online, and must demonstrate interest in student engagement activities beyond the classroom.

Responsibilities: Teaching in the English general education program, advanced undergraduate courses in the areas of candidate's expertise, and occasional courses in the English M.A program; maintaining an active scholarly agenda; and participating in university and departmental service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in early December. Candidates should submit the following (electronic submissions are acceptable):

  • Letter of application (specify fields of expertise)
  • Teaching Philosophy statement
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (official copies only required prior to on-campus interviews)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation

Submit to: Dr. Karen Schneider, Head, Department of English, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11086, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086. E-mail: karen.schneider@wku.edu . Telephone: (270) 745-3046. Fax: (270) 745-2533

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: [From Modern British 2012: "Phone interview scheduled: 12/5"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012, Generalist 2012, Modern British 2012 & Film Studies 2011-2012

Yale University - Comparative Literature, Associate/Full Professor - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities. Tenured appointment (Associate/Full) in Comparative Literature and Humanities with commitment to literature. Fields open, but record of innovative thinking, writing, and teaching essential. To apply please visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale/cpltsr or mail a letter of interest together with a CV to: Senior Search, Comparative Literature/Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature, P.O. Box 208299, New Haven, CT 06520‑8299. Review of applications will begin December 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone or MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: began as of 2/28

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any hear anything about this position? (1/15)

Nothing 2/3.

A very personalized and kind rejection e-mail, early March.

Yale University - Comparative Literature and South Asian Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature and the Council on South Asian Studies at Yale seek a tenure-track assistant professor in Comparative Literature to teach the literature of India and surrounding countries written in at least two modern South Asian languages (may include English), as well as broader World Literature courses. Research agenda should include comparative study of literature within South Asia or of Indian literature with that of other parts of the world, and be informed by literary theory, or by methodology drawn from interdisciplinary or interarts approaches. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a commitment to general issues in Comparative Literature and command at least one world language from outside India (French, German,Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, etc). Besides its leading program in Comparative Literature, Yale has a growing, well-supported program in South Asian studies, currently encompassing courses in Hindi and Tamil. We seek applicants working in these and less-taught South Asian languages, and welcome a secondary emphasis on older south Asian literature. To apply please visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale/complit or mail a letter of interest together with a CV and the names of three references to: South Asian Search, Department of Comparative Literature, P.O. Box 208299, New Haven, CT 06520-8299. Review of applications will begin November 1, and will continue until the position if filled. Applications from women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

AcademicJobsOnline

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/16 req. writing sample and references x2 (11/14)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/3 x2: Have you received the exact schedule yet (for the MLA interview)? No, sent in my preferred time slot and rec'd email that they were still working out schedule.

Thanks; I too am waiting to hear the schedule after I wrote to them with my preferences.

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 1/25]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

on the "status" section for academicjobsonline.org, does everyone have the following text accompanying their application: "incomplete(missing 1+ writing samples)" I ask because I never received a request for a writing sample, yet at the time I submitted my application it was listed as complete and writing samples were not part of the initial application. So I'm wondering why it now says I should give a writing sample and whether this is universal. Obviously, I am aware that offers must have been made by now.

Any news? (3/6)

Not yet. (3/7)
as of 3/30
offer made and accepted
anyone care to offer candidate profile (as on the history wiki, e.g. PhD from where)?

Yale University - Latina/o LiteratureEdit

The Yale University Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program, and the Yale University American Studies Program, intends to make a joint, tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2012, focusing on Latina/o Literature. Applicants who work on Spanish- and English-language texts, with a focus on transnational/hemispheric literary or expressive cultures from the 18th century to the present, are particularly encouraged to apply. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Ph.D. expected. Application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and three letters of reference should be sent to the search committee via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/ERM

H-NET

Deadline: The review of applications will begin October 14, 2011 and all applications must be received by December 2, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012 & American Studies 2012

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