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FULL-TIME / TENURE-Track Positions - POST-MLA DEADLINES Edit

Antioch College (OH) - TT,  World Lit. / PostcolonialEdit

Antioch College is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment in Postcolonial and/or World Literature for Fall of 2013.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, or related discipline in hand or expected by May 2013 and be prepared to teach Introduction to Advanced Study in Literature and course(s) in critical theory.  The successful candidate will be able to provide proof of dynamic, innovative teaching at the undergraduate level, including upper-division and core, Foundations-level courses within the major.  The College is seeking a colleague who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and has strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Rank and tenure status are open depending on qualifications, and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the interdisciplinarity of the Humanities, primarily through connections between literature and philosophy, as well as one of the team-taught, interdisciplinary, thematic Global Seminars. These theme-based courses are focused on water, food, energy, health, education, and governance. In addition to teaching responsibilities, applicants will also be expected to be involved with academic advising, including overseeing Senior Projects/Theses in the major.  The position will also require institutional service, including committee work and program assessment.  There is an expectation of ongoing scholarly and professional activities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample (an article or chapter of 20-25 pages), three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts as PDF attachments to nwilburn@antiochcollege.org. Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred, and using a credential service, such as Interfolio, is also preferred. Course evaluations and official transcripts will be required of finalists.. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to Literature Faculty Search, c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387. Applications will be reviewed as received. Deadline for submission of materials is May 3, 2013.

Antioch College is a small, innovative liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Antioch has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Prize winners, Macarthur genius" award winners, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance throughout the world. Antiochs curriculum links experiential and classroom learning and a low student-faculty ratio provides our students personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching. Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers individuals employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antiochs commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at http://www.antiochcollege.org.

Chronicle

Deadline: May 3

Acknowledgment received:

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Also posted at Anglophone 2013 and Generalist 2013

Mansfield University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English & Modern Languages offers B.A. and B.S.E. degrees in English with minors in Creative Writing, English Literature, African American Studies, and Women's Studies. Teaching duties include composition courses and world literature courses, with a preference for courses in Asian (especially Chinese) literature. The department also offers B.A. and B.S.E. degrees in Spanish.

Responsibilities: Teaching assignments will include composition and world literature courses, with the ability to teach courses in Asian (especially Chinese) literature preferred. Teaching load is 4/4, with no more than 3 preparations per semester. Composition load is dependent on staffing, continuing scholarly growth and service are required for tenure and promotion.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in English from a regionally accredited (or foreign equivalent) university and evidence of effective college-level teaching experience in the desired subject areas. Requirements include the completion of a successful campus interview (which includes a demonstration of teaching skills). Additional qualifications: Ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; demonstration of excellent communication skills (verbal and written); ability to teach, evaluate and advise students; evidence of relevant scholarly activity; ability to work collaboratively with others; and demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield University's principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service ( http://www1.mansfield.edu/mansfield-creed) and the University's strong student-centered vision and mission. Other conditions of employment include verification of all earned degrees through the receipt of original transcripts and an acceptable background check report.

Essential Functions: Teaching and advising, continued scholarly growth, and service to the department, university, and community. Effective communication skills and use of electronic teaching technology. Work cooperatively with staff, faculty and administration. Ability to use software application programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and effective use of phone, keyboard and other office equipment. May be required to lift, stand, walk, reach with arms, etc.

Status: Full-time, tenure track, position with an anticipated start date of August 2013. Assistant Professor rank based on qualifications. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Excellent faculty benefits: http://hr.mansfield.edu/benefits.htm.

Application Procedure: Submit via electronic application ( http://mansfield.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/) a letter of interest that addresses how your qualifications/skills meet the department's needs as detailed by the position description. Other reasons for interest in this particular position may be provided. Include a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; materials that provide evidence of effective teaching; curriculum vita; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three professional references. Application review begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Setting: Located in the beautiful mountains of rural, north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University, currently enrolling approximately 3,200 students, including more than 400 graduate students, is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1857 as Mansfield Classical Seminary, Mansfield University is proud of its long tradition of preparing excellent teachers, as well as its more recent role as a public liberal arts university focused on leadership development. The university is located within Tioga County, home to five state and federal parks, seven lakes, and the 50-mile long gorge of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The university is an hour south of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 1/9/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

  • From Generalist page: "phone interview 4/21"

Campus interview scheduled:

  • 4/17 according to Generalist page.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Generalist 2013

McNeese State University (LA) - TT Asst. Prof. - English and Comp. Lit.Edit

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins in August 2013.

Position Description and Responsibilities: The person hired will be required to teach 12 hours per semester, hold regular office hours (10 hours per week), engage in advising and program development, and other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

Required:

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Specialization in American and European Modernism
Ability to teach graduate level courses in Modern Poetry and Modern Novel
Previous Experience teaching World Literature and British Survey Courses

Preferred:

Ability to teach French
Expertise in prosody and traditional and modern poetics

Salary: $42,000 (non-negotiable)

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 19, 2013.

Application Materials and Contact: Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Please submit the required documents to:

Dr. Keagan LeJeune, Chair
Department of English and Foreign Languages
McNeese State University
Box 92655
Lake Charles, La 70609-2655
Phone: (337) 475-5312
TDD/TTY: (337) 562-4227
clejeune@mcneese.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 19

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Modern British 2013 and 20-21 c. American 2013

Oglethorpe University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of postcolonial and world literatureEdit

Oglethorpe University, an independent, selective liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,100 students and located in Atlanta, GA, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English and Comparative Literature to teach courses in Postcolonial and World Literature. A secondary interest such as Multicultural American Literature (e.g., African American, Latin American, Asian American), diaspora, and/or transnational perspectives is also desirable, as is an ability to contribute to other areas of the departmental curriculum, including literary theory or research methods.

Normal faculty teaching load is 3/3 on a 9-month contract, with overload and summer teaching opportunities if desired. Some teaching in OU’s interdisciplinary Core curriculum (typically, one course per year, such as Core 102) is expected. Service, including student advising, committee work, and assessment activities, and ongoing research are required. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature in hand or expected by May 2013. Evidence of strong teaching and commitment to writing instruction also required. Application materials and timetable: Candidates should electronically submit 1) an application letter addressing teaching philosophy and research, 2) a cv, 3) three letters of recommendation, and 4) a writing sample (an article or chapter of 20-25 pages) to englishsearch@oglethorpe.edu by Friday, February 1, 2012. Later submissions may not receive full consideration. We hope to conduct the first round of interviews by Skype in mid to late February and on-campus visits in late February and/or early March. Anticipated contract dates are August 12, 2013 through May 21, 2014. Oglethorpe University (http://www.oglethorpe.edu) is an AA/EOE employer.

MLA JIL 1/11/13

Deadline: Feb 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Roger Williams University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor of English Lit. -- OFFER MADEEdit

Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review. Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description: The Department of English Literature and Creative Writing in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English Literature to teach introductory literature courses, courses in global literature in translation (preferably Asian an/or Middle Eastern literatures), other English courses (e.g. American Literature, British Literature, Critical Theory), and the literature/philosophy course in the University Core Curriculum Program (CORE 104). Primary responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate level, academic advising, scholarly and professional activities, and institutional service.

Additional Information: For additional information regarding this position, please contact: Professor James Tackach, Chair of the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing - jtackach@rwu.edu - (401) 254-3234

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

Application Instructions: Qualified applicants should submit materials electronically, including: 1) a letter of intent along with statements of teaching philosophy and areas of expertise; 2) a current vita; 3) names and contact information of at least three references; 4) a sample syllabus of a course in global/world literatures.

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Assistant Professor of English Literature, tenure track, will have a specialization in global literatures with the ability to teach other English courses as well as a literature/philosophy course in the University's Core program. All tenure-track RWU faculty members 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. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature by August, 2013, experience teaching global literatures, evidence of teaching excellence, and expertise in academic advising.

Link To Apply

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 22

Acknowledgment received: 1/19

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 5/3 (via email: "I am writing to inform you that, we have decided to extend an offer to another candidate.")

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: [see above]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

4/9 Any news on this?

Also posted at Generalist 2013

Texas Tech Assistant Professor - Interdisciplinary Arts - Tenure TrackEdit

C of Visual & Performing Arts, Box 45060 Holden Hall Suite 103, Lubbock, TX 79409 http://www.depts.ttu.edu/cvpa/college/InterdisciplinaryArtsFaculty.asp

Start Fall 2013: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in appropriate field; will consider ABD if complete by August 2014. Area of expertise: research and teaching specialization that incorporates cross-disciplinary investigation of arts, culture, and/or media and technology, in any geographic area, culture, or combination of media. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. The applicant should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to her or his scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines. Required qualifications: demonstrated excellence in research and teaching; demonstrated interest in engaging multiple artistic and/or cultural forms. Desired qualifications: established record of interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research / scholarship engaging the arts; university level teaching experience beyond teaching assistant. Responsibilities: contribute to a distinctive interdisciplinary, multi-arts curriculum shared by three arts specializations (Music, Theater, and Visual Arts) at graduate and undergraduate levels by means of teaching, curriculum development, and service responsibilities; maintain active program of research / creative scholarship, teaching, and service. See complete description and list of application materials at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/cvpa/college/InterdisciplinaryArtsFaculty.asp Online portion of application for Requisition # 87651 is at: https://jobs.texastech.edu/ Screening begins 14 January 2013; position open until filled.

Expires from JIL database 01 Feb 2013

Deadline: Jan. 14

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies 2012-13

Université de Montréal - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT RECEIVEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a comparative literature scholar who has a broad knowledge of literatures and critical methodologies. The candidates will have particular expertise in one of the following areas: 1) literary understanding and the organization of knowledge; 2) intercultural and transcultural thought.

Responsibilities: The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements

- A doctoral degree in comparative literature (or a related discipline)
- Competence in languages
- Expertise in the specified area(s)
- Significant research and publications
- Ability and willingness to work with colleagues as a team
- Teaching Experience
- Advanced proficiency in both oral and written French.

The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. For more information on the institution’s language policy: http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf.

Salary: The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete package of employee benefits.

Starting Date: June 1, 2013

Deadline: The complete application, including a cover letter, résumé, copies of recent publications or a description of current research work, and a summary of teaching and research interests must be received at the address below by January 15 2013.

Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department Chair at the following address: M. Simon Harel, chair, Département de littérature comparée, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7 CANADA

For more information about the Department of Comparative Literature , please consult the Web site at: http://www.littco.umontreal.ca

Confidentiality:The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.


Employment Equity Program: The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities. All applicants are asked to complete the employment equity identification questionnaire posted at http://www.fas.umontreal.ca/affaires-professorales/documents/quest-acces-emploi-EN.pdf and attach it to their application.

Immigration Requirements: In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

MLA JIL 12/21/12

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received: 2/11 (email with formal letter "accuse de reception" attached. Said they'll finish review at the end of March) (x2)

QUESTION:  Was it clear to anyone whether they meant the initial review would be completed end of March or the entire hiring process? A: Initial review completed end of March, I think. Pretty late, right?  Rejoinder: Seems very late, especially for a June 1 start--but I suppose the whole timeline is shifted on this one.  Good luck to all!

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x3 (2/24)

Preliminary interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term Appointments Edit

Duke University (NC) - 2 Year VAP, International Comparative Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

International Comparative Studies (ICS) at Duke University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position that begins August 1, 2013. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina in the U.S.A. International Comparative Studies is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program that bridges the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in an area related to the intellectual focus of ICS and will demonstrate evidence of an active global or transnational research and publication agenda in a relevant discipline or interdiscipline. The selected candidate will also demonstrate ability to teach core ICS courses, work effectively with students and colleagues, and contribute appropriate service in the program, including undergraduate advising. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample or publication of no more than 40 pages, and a teaching statement. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the referees. By providing letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Applications received by January 15, 2013 are guaranteed consideration and others will be evaluated on a rolling basis through early February. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applicants who contribute to the diversity of its faculty.

Apply through/Originally posted: AcademicJobsOnline.

Deadline: January 15, 2013.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/3/2013

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Apply through AcademicJobsOnline, no Interfolio.
  • Also posted at Global Studies 2012-2013
  • Has anyone heard anything regarding this position? (2/27) x2

Harvard University - Lecturer in Comp. Lit.Edit

Harvard University. The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a Lecturer on Literature. The appointment is expected to begin on June 1, 2013. The lecturer will teach undergraduate courses in comparative literature and will advise student essays and perform other departmental services.

PhD in comparative literature is required by expected start date.

Minimum requirements: a strong doctoral record in comparative literature or equivalent training, with the PhD in hand by June 1, 2013; substantial teaching experience in Comparative Literature; demonstrated ability to design and execute a sophomore seminar and/or individual reading courses in literature and literary theory.

Please include a cover letter, c.v., dissertation abstract, one article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu) no later than April 23, 2013. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

MLA JIL 4/12/13

Deadline: April 23

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK Positions - PRE-MLA Deadlines Edit

Babson College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of Comp. Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in the Arts and Humanities Division at Babson College. We seek to hire an assistant professor with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, or with a Ph.D. in English plus qualifications to teach literature originating in at least one other language or culture.

Candidates must have completed their doctorate by the time of appointment and provide evidence of scholarly promise. Candidates must be qualified and willing to teach in our Foundation Program, which includes any newly conceived Introduction to the Humanities and Social Sciences (the likely replacement of the existing AHF and HSF courses), as well as the occasional Rhetoric course. Beyond teaching, duties include research and professional service within the College and community.

Applicants should submit materials by October 10, 2012 through Babson College's online hiring system at: https://babson.peopleadmin.com

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/24 (email) (x4)

Rejection (no interview): 12/4 (x3); 12/19

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): 12/3, MLA.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anybody know the teaching load for this position?

Baruch College, CUNY - Asst. Professor of English, Diaspora Literature - ERROREdit

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Department of English at Baruch College, the City University of New York, seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position for an assistant professor with a specialization in diaspora literature and a preference for transnational perspectives. Interests might include poetics, documentary genres, real and imagined geographies, ethics, gender studies, or genre studies. Teaching responsibilities will also include freshman composition and Great Works of Literature. Candidate should expect to make significant contribution to an interdisciplinary minor in global studies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. by Fall 2013.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS JOB BOARD*

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to: Mary McGlynn, Chair, Department of English, Baruch College - City University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B7-243, New York, New York 10010.

Send letters of recommendation to: english.search@baruch.cuny.edu

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with review of applications beginning October 2, 2012.

Inside Higher Ed

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Is this really the same position as the one below (advertised in MLA JIL) - or something different? Different deadlines would suggest 2 distinct positions, but ads share some of the same language.

their HR website only lists the diaspora specialization: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/jobs/

i just called and the person who answered said that there are two positions, but to call back tomorrow to double check on the position numbers.

  • NOTE from Anglophone page: "This posting was made in error. Please see our postings for Global Studies and American Literature."

Baruch College, CUNY - Asst. Professor of Global Studies (English Dept.) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Global Studies

The Department of English at Baruch College, the City University of New York, seeks applicants for a fulltime, tenure-track position for an assistant professor, committed to scholarly research and dedicated to teaching, to serve as a core figure in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences’ Global Studies Initiative and Global Studies minor. Candidates should broadly have an interest in political, historical, sociological, or anthropological approaches to the literary and cultural studies of global processes and systems, with specific emphases that might include poetics, documentary genres, real and imagined geographies, gender studies, and/or genre studies. Teaching responsibilities will also include first-year composition and Great Works of Literature. Review of applications will begin November 15th and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. by fall 2013.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to: Mary McGlynn, Chair, Department of English, Baruch College - City University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B7-243, New York, New York 10010.

Send letters of recommendation to: english.search@baruch.cuny.edu

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/16, 11/20, 11/30 (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): (copied from Anglophone: 12/13 (MLA) x5)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/11

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Binghamton University (SUNY) - Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University invites applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature beginning September 2013. Especially welcome are candidates whose expertise addresses the intersection of media (film, television, new media, music, etc.) and literary studies. Focus should be on theoretical issues (concerning, for example, repetition, image, techne, and the virtual) that investigations into the media bring to literary criticism; and/or on the questions (aesthetics and aestheticism, literariness and writing, voice and perspective) that, emerging from literary studies, inform current scholarship on the media. We also invite applicants who specialize in the relationship of literature, philosophy, and translation studies. The teaching load is 2/2.

To apply kindly submit the following materials: cover letter, CV, a description of an ideal undergraduate seminar, a writing sample (up to 30 pages), and three letters of recommendation. Please attach documents (other than recommendations) with the online application by visiting the following link: http://binghamton.Interviewexchange.com. The letters of reference should be sent (by providers or dossier service) to kstanley@binghamton.edu, re: job search. To ensure full consideration, complete your application by December 3, 2012.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email rejection 1/18

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

  • Skype interview requested by email 01/18.
  • From Film Studies 2013: " Skype interview requested by email 12/18"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013

Bloomfield College (NJ) - Assistant Professor of World Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Bloomfield College Division of Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in World Literature. Candidates should have an earned PhD in World Literature or Post-Colonial Literature; candidates who are ABD in those fields at the time of application will also be considered. The ability to teach African American Literature will be considered a plus. Teaching excellence is the first priority at Bloomfield College, and the English discipline participates in the General Education program and leads the College in writing-across-the-curriculum efforts.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts to worldliterature@bloomfield.edu. Applications will be accepted by electronic submission only. Official transcripts may be submitted by mail to the Division of Humanities, c/o Paula Craig, 467 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003. Applications and all supporting materials are due by November 30, 2012. Screening interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in January 2013 and the position will start in September 2013.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: email (11/28)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013 & Generalist 2013

Bridgewater State University - U.S. Latino / Latin AmericanistEdit

The Department of Foreign Languages, in conjunction with the Department of English, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature for Fall 2013. The ideal candidate for this joint appointment would have a PhD in Comparative Literature, or closely related area, focusing on Latin American Literature as well as Transnational Literature of the Americas. The candidate would be able to connect Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, as well as other literatures of the Americas.

The successful candidate would teach Spanish majors, who are required to take Latin American literature and culture courses in Spanish. In addition, the faculty member would also teach literature of the Americas (in translation) to English majors. Lastly, the new faculty member would have the opportunity to create seminars in either/both departments that would focus on underrepresented literatures.

Required Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Comparative Literature or related field, specializing in Latin American Literature as well as Transnational Literature of the Americas, by August 2013. Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English, and experience in teaching Spanish at the college level. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach the following documents to your on-line application:

CV
Letter of Intent
Three references included on the cv.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should apply online at http://jobs.bridgew.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Clemson University (SC) - TT Asst. - World Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/19687

The English Department at Clemson University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank for Fall 2013 in World Literature. Preference will be given to candidates whose work situates Anglophone literature within a comparative context that involves literature in other languages, or whose work also focuses on literatures in translation, translation studies, and theories of world literature. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with students in the Department’s BA and MA programs as well as participate in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design doctoral program. Candidates must have a PhD in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field by August 2013. Please send a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and letters of reference through Interfolio using the link above. Please address questions to Sean Williams, Chair (sean@clemson.edu). For full consideration, applications must be received by December 3rd, 2012. Subject to budgetary approval.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received: just received an email (apparently sent to all) stating that they have received approval for the position, but it's too late for MLA, so skype interviews will be done in January and campus visits in Feb. (12/27)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/11, 1/14 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Columbia University - Postcolonial Studies - Assoc. or Full - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University invites applications for a tenured associate or beginning full professor of postcolonial studies. We are seeking candidates whose research and teaching extend the study of colonial and postcolonial literatures, societies, and languages in new directions. We are especially interested in candidates whose work employs comparative, transnational, and/or interdisciplinary methods, including the study of multiple postcolonial cultural forms (such as film and other media), and who can develop connections with other university research units and global initiatives. We welcome applications from people working with postcolonial approaches to cultures of empire, comparative world literatures, critical globalization studies, transoceanic formations, liberation movements, indigenous peoples' struggles, resource conflicts, socio-economic and environmental justice, eco-criticism, practices and theories of translation, and whose work demonstrates deep historical engagements with at least two regions, literatures, languages, and/or traditions of the postcolonial world.

Minimum Qualifications: We seek candidates of scholarly distinction and continuing promise whose work has had a major impact on the field and who have proven track records in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Apply By: 09/04/2012

Proposed Start Date: 07-01-2013

HERC

Deadline: Sept. 4

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:

Cornell University - Asst or Assoc. Professor - Cultural / Literary Theory - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Application URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1890

Asst or Assoc Prof, Literary & Cultural Theory

The Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University invites applications for an Assistant (tenure track) or recently tenured Associate Professor in Literary and Cultural theory (with competence in several languages). The appointment begins July 1, 2013.

 Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2012 through Academic Jobs Online. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: (11/2 - request for dissertation abstract x7) (11//9 and 11/27 - request for additional writing samples x4)

Rejection (no interview): 12/11 x4 - pleasant email (290 applicants)

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): MLA interview scheduled 12/4 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Theory 2013

  • Were those who received requests for additional writing samples among those who received requests for abstracts?  Or is the committee requesting different material from different applicants?
  • 290 applicants

Cornell University - TT Assistant Professor in Critical Theory/Sinophone Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Application URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1871

The Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Critical Theory/Sinophone Studies to begin July 1, 2013. We seek outstanding candidates with expertise in modern or contemporary Chinese literature and culture who work in a transnational and comparative framework. Successful candidates will be expected to offer courses in Comparative Literature and engage with colleagues and students representing a variety of intersecting interests, including Aesthetics, Gender and Sexuality, Literary Theory, Postcolonial Critique, Visual and Media Studies. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2012 through Academic Jobs Online.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Full dissertation or MS in progress (11/16 x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): Skype interview requested (12/14)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: have they made an offer?

Department said they were meeting this week to discuss. Any news? (2/26)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2012-2013

Creighton University - TT Assistant Professor of Literature and Religions - SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

Creighton University’s English department seeks to fill a tenure-track, entry level position in Literature and Religions (including world religions) beginning August 2013. Secondary area and MFA degree in creative writing (specifically poetry) strongly preferred. 3-3 teaching load. Ph.D. required no later than July 1, 2013, with evidence of excellent university-level teaching and significant publications. All faculty teach 100-level courses. Candidates are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with our programs, department, university and mission at http://www.creighton.edu and http://www.creightonenglish.org and to address the mission in their application materials. Review of applications begins December 5 and continues until the position is filled. Apply at http://careers.creighton.edu; 3 letters of reference to Bob Whipple, English Department, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178. All applications acknowledged. A Jesuit, Catholic institution, Creighton encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the university’s distinctive educational traditions. Creighton is an EEO/AA employer and seeks a wide range of applicants for the position so that one of our core values--ethnic and cultural diversity--may be realized.

Deadline: Dec. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Search suspended; candidates notified by letter dated 12 April 2013.

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2013 and Generalist 2013

Daemen College - TT Assistant Professor World/Non-Western Lit. - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor World/Non-Western Literature

We invite candidates with a research specialization in postcolonial , transnational, diaspora and/or translation studies and with strong interdisciplinary interests. Position includes the opportunity to transform a conservative 2-semester, Euro-centered World Literature survey into a set of courses that reflect the current and evolving state of this dynamic field. Secondary specialization in poetry and/or ecocriticism desirable. PhD in English or related field required. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly promise required. Position begins September 2013. The teaching load (3/3) includes one first-year writing course per semester. Send letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for references to personnel@daemen.edu. The deadline to submit materials is November 15, 2012. Interviews at MLA.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: email received (11/16)

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:

  • In an acknowledgment email (10/30/12), I was told that "[a]fter reviewing all applications received by 15 November, the English faculty will select applicants for interviews at MLA." Since MLA is a few days away, should I assume that interviews have been scheduled (though not noted on the Wiki)? ---> probably... perhaps no one on their short list is on the Wiki? It would be nice if someone could confirm an interview, though. 
  • MLA is done. Should we give up on this? (1/17/13) 

Framingham State University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Modern/Contemporary World Lit. - MLA / SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Framingham State University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in modern and contemporary world literature, to begin in Fall 2013. The position requires teaching experience and scholarship in global, transnational, or Anglophone literature, or literature in translation, with emphasis on non-European texts. The teaching load is 3/3 and responsibilities include first-year writing courses, introductory literature courses, modern and contemporary world literature surveys, and upper-level courses.

Requirements:

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in modern or contemporary world literature by the time of appointment and should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly and professional growth.

Additional Information:

This position is contingent upon funding for the academic year 2013-2014.

Framingham State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Please apply online by submitting a cover letter addressed to Dr. Lisa Eck, Chair, Search Committee; a CV; copies of transcripts; and the names and contact information of three references to http://www.framingham.edu/about-fsu/work-at-fsu.html . For best consideration, applications should be received by Friday, November 2, 2012. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists will be asked to provide a half-hour DVD of one of their classes.

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): [From Anglophone page: "MLA and/or skype. 11/21"]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Georgia College - Assistant Professor, International Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Georgia College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in international literature, beginning August 2013, with expertise in any of the following areas: Latin America, Asia, Oceania/Australia, or North Africa/Middle East. Successful candidate will be expected to design and offer graduate and upper division courses in the international area of the English major and also be prepared to teach lower division survey courses including Global Perspectives (GC2Y). Additional focus on postcolonial literatures, women’s and gender studies, and/or interdisciplinary studies is desirable. Teaching load is 4/4. Candidate must have completed PhD and be eligible to work in US prior to start of appointment. In keeping with our liberal arts mission, we will require the successful candidate to help further our goal of inclusive excellence and the promotion of cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity. Interviews at MLA. Application must be completed at http://www.gcsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52759 before 12/07/2012.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview scheduled via email 12/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/26

Offer accepted: 3/8

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar - World Lit. (Open Rank) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Professor of English/Humanities (Open Rank)

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service aims to recruit a faculty member in English/Humanities for a core faculty position in the School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. We especially invite applications from candidates specializing in World Literature with a regional/area specificity who are also able to develop that interest within an Anglophone context. Experience in teaching college composition is required. We seek applications from qualified candidates at all ranks beyond the Ph.D. Applicants at advanced rank must have substantial research accomplishments and evidence of ambitious ongoing research agendas; entry-level applicants must have exceptional promise of future research productivity, and an existing record of publication will be beneficial. All applicants must have outstanding teaching credentials and must be committed to undergraduate teaching, and will serve on faculty committees. The normal teaching load is 2-2. The candidate will be expected to teach lower division general education literature/ humanities courses as well as upper-level seminars in their area of specialty. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct high-caliber scholarly research in his or her field of specialty.

Our core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track appointments. Compensation and expatriate benefits packages are excellent and SFS-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. For more information on the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, see http://qatar.sfs.georgetown.edu/. Faculty at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. These competitive grants are up to $350,000 for up to three years. For more information see http://www.qnrf.org/. QNRF also offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars.

Applicants should send a letter of interest (including a description of research and teaching strengths and interests as part of the application letter), a curriculum vitae, and at least three reference letters for assistant professorial rank with the names of at least three references at the more senior rank. Candidates selected for interviews at the assistant professorial level will also be required to provide an official graduate transcript and a chapter-length writing sample. Applications must be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2203 . Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nick Starvaggi at nhs22@georgetown.edu. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at khb3@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: 2012/12/15 (per academicjobsonline link above)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Ghent University - Tenure-Track position in pre-1900 European Lit. - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Subject to final approval from university authorities, the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Ghent University (Belgium) will soon advertize two tenure-track positions as docent (equivalent of Lecturer in the UK system and Assistant Professor in the US system) with a focus on academic research. The advertisement will include four disciplines; the two posts will be awarded to the candidates most likely to contribute to the Facultys strong research profile. The Department of Literary Studies wants to draw attention to the vacancy in European literature from Antiquity to 1900, and asks potential candidates to get in touch now, so as to receive detailed instructions on application deadlines and procedures as soon as that information is available. Applications from individuals with expertise in any European literature taught in the department (Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Scandinavian) and any period prior to 1900 will be considered. Applications from individuals with transhistorical, transnational, translingual or interdisciplinary research interests are particularly welcome. This may include but is not limited to:

  • publications or research plans that cover more than one period (for example, studies tracing the development of a concept, trope or textual tradition from antiquity through the Middle Ages or the reception of Classical works in the early modern period).
  • publications or research plans that cover more than one national or language tradition (comparative approaches, the study of influence and imitation across borders, etc.)
  • publications or research plans that create bridges to other departments and disciplines (history, art history, archaeology, history of science, law, philosophy, etc.)
  • publications or research plans that involve innovative methodologies (for example, New Philology, New Historicism, Digital Humanities, history of the book, textual materialism, stylometry, computational philology)

The successful candidate will play a central role in the organization of the new two-year M.A. programme in Historical Linguistics and Literature (ancient, medieval and early modern). This M.A. programme teaches students to decipher texts from earlier periods and to situate them in their wider historical, social, cultural and philosophical context. Coursework focuses on diachronic linguistics, techniques of textual analysis, history of ideas and cultural history as well as period-specific topics in the various languages taught in the department. For more information on the programme, see: tinyurl.com/75hqxvw The successful candidate will also contribute to one or more of the following interdisciplinary research groups at the university:

The successful candidate will play a role in coordinating research collaborations across the language groups and research periods within the department and in establishing bridges between the department and other research units both at the University and beyond. Collaborations could include the development of new course offerings or programmes of study (for example, through Erasmus Mundus) or larger research projects (for example, through HERA: www.heranet.info).

Please note that the candidate must have obtained a doctorate in a relevant field between 1 Feb. 2006 and 1 Feb. 2011. This window, however, may be expanded in the case of medical or maternity leave or extenuating circumstances. If in doubt, please get in touch.

This is a tenure-track position. At the time of appointment, the lecturer and the university will agree upon a set of personalized goals, which will be laid out in an addendum to the tenure-track contract. After a five-year trial period, the lecturer will be granted tenure and promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) provided that s/he has met these goals.

Candidates are encouraged to clarify in their applications not only their past research and publications but also their future research plans and how they might collaborate with research groups and with colleagues both inside and outside the department. It is recommended that candidates give as much detail as possible about future projects and plans including possible sources of funding and the venues to which research will be submitted.

The Department of Literary Studies at UGent is a vibrant community of 168 people, including some 50 fully funded PhD-students and 20 postdocs; the professor will join 27 colleagues specialising in nine languages as well as General and Comparative Literature.

Ghent University is committed to internationalization and welcomes applications from foreign scholars. Knowledge of Dutch is not necessary to apply, but candidates should be willing to learn the language. The International Staff Office assists with the transition and orientation of foreign employees.

The deadline for application is likely to be 15 August 2012 (subject to confirmation), but candidates are advized to get in touch with the contact persons. Formal information on how to apply and the official announcement of the position (including confirmed deadline) will be available at: www.ugent.be/en/news/vacancies/autonomous

See full ad at Chronicle

Deadline: August 15 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Medieval 2013 and Renaissance 2013

Harvard University - Comparative Literature - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Harvard University. The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in comparative literature. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2013. Teaching duties will include four courses a year at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must have received the PhD or equivalent degree, or show clear evidence of planned receipt of the degree by the beginning of employment.

Applicants must demonstrate substantial work with original-language materials in at least three languages. Applications are invited from people working in any period from 1500 to the present and in any world region(s). Priority will be given to applicants engaged with issues of comparative literary theory and method, and working in creative combinations of languages and literatures or film and digital media.

Submit a cover letter, c.v., dissertation abstract, 25-page writing sample, teaching statement, research statement, and the names and contact information of three references through the ARIeS portal ( http://academicpositions.harvard.edu ) no later than October 15, 2012. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: full dissertation (x1)

Rejection (no interview): email 12/1 (x8)

Rejected, Ph.D. earlier than 2009: 2

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

Preliminary interview scheduled for those with Ph.D. earlier than 2009:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

NOTE: there has been controversy over the original language of this ad, which had stated: “Applicants must have received the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the past three years (2009 or later), or show clear evidence of planned receipt of the degree by the beginning of employment.” More at: Inside Higher Ed: "Restricted Entry Redux, September 17, 2012. Also here: http://chronicle.com/article/Stale-PhDs-Need-Not-Apply/134516/ I have added 2 categories above to keep track of Harvard's potential age-discrimination.

Any news about this position?

Harvard University - Asst. Professor, World Lit. / Postcolonial Studies - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Harvard University Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in postcolonial studies and world literature in English. The appointment is expected to be effective July 1, 2013, and at the rank of assistant professor. Finalists will be asked to submit in December the entire dissertation or as much of it as is completed (or, alternatively, a book-length publication). The successful candidate will teach four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Submit cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, 1-2 page abstract of dissertation, the names and contact information of 3-5 recommenders, and article-length writing sample (25-30 pages, excluding footnotes, double spaced) no later than 1 October. Ph.D. required by expected start date. The successful applicant will have a strong doctoral record and should show promise of excellence in scholarship, along with a strong commitment to teaching not only within the field of expertise but also within the range of English and American literature. Apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu . Late applications will not be considered.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012 Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): [From Anglophone 2013: "11/30 (email)"]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

NOTE from Anglophone page: "Their website as of Oct. 1 now says a deadline of Oct. 22, FYI."

Koç University (Istanbul) - Open Rank, Comparative Literature (Prefer European post-1700) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Koc University, Department of English Language & Comparative Literature invites applications for full-time faculty positions of any rank. The areas of specialization are open, but candidates with research experience in post-1700 comparative literature within the European context will be given priority. The teaching load is 2+2, and the appointment will begin September 1, 2013. Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koc University is a highly reputable foundation English-instruction university. More information about Koc University is available at www.ku.edu.tr. More information about the Department of English Language & Comparative Literature is available from http://cssh.ku.edu.tr/encl/home. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in both teaching and scholarship and must have a completed Ph.D. no later than June 2013. Please submit the following documents (either via Interfolio or as PDF email attachments with the subject line "Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature") to Ms. Zehra TOSUN at ztosun@ku.edu.tr:

-Online application cover form
-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Three Letters of Reference
-Teaching dossier (including sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and student evaluations)

Chronicle; University Website

Deadline: Dec. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email (3/25)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview scheduled for late February

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2013

New Jersey City University - TT Assistant Professor of World Literature(s) - DEADLINE PASSED Edit

The English Department of the William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in World Literature(s) outside of British and American traditions, commencing Fall 2013.

Qualified candidates must be willing and able to teach courses outside their areas of specialization, including courses in the undergraduate major, general education program, and composition program. Applicants with secondary interests in digital humanities and/or in children’s and young adult literature are particularly welcome. Teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Additional responsibilities include service to the department and university and continued scholarly endeavor. Significant teaching experience is required; experience teaching a diverse college student population is preferred. Doctoral candidates will be considered but the Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature must be attained by the time of appointment, September 1, 2013.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a short writing sample (10 pages), and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Barbara Feldman, Dean, William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences, New Jersey City University, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Electronic submissions may be forwarded by December 1, 2012 to deancas@njcu.edu. Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2012.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/20 (mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Northern Michigan University - TT Asst. Professor, World Literature - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in World Literature

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in World Literature. Specialty in African, Latin American, or Arabic language literatures preferred, though all non-Western areas will be considered. TESL/TEFL a desirable secondary area. Ph.D. and college or university teaching experience required. Twelve-hour teaching load (three four-hour courses each semester), combination of undergraduate and graduate offerings will include lower-division literature and composition. A commitment to professional/scholarly/creative engagement and service is important. Additional requirements include the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, good interpersonal skills, ability to assess outcomes, knowledge of principles and methods of course development and instruction, and the ability to meet the demands of the position in an effective and efficient manner. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, congenial department.

To apply for this position, please submit the NMU faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to https://employme.nmu.edu . This position will be posted until December 15, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone 1/26

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

NYU Shanghai - Open Rank TT Faculty Position - Global Lit. / Chinese Lit. - PRIORITY DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for an OPEN RANK tenure/tenure-track faculty appointment to its Literature Program, in the field of Global Literature. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching stretch across languages and cultures, spanning different disciplines, and whose critical inclination and training are comparative. A strong background in, as well as scholarly and pedagogical commitment to, Chinese literature and culture of any period, are highly desirable as well. We seek faculty who will establish and maintain an active research profile, with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and who are willing to commit their energy and experience to building this new program in dialogue with faculty from other disciplines. The search will remain open until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin December 1, 2012.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within NYU's global network. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi- site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Tenure/tenure-track faculty may also be members of the Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Faculty at NYU. The appointment might begin as soon as August 1, 2013, or could be delayed until August 1, 2014.

Contact: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference in PDF format. Please visit our website at http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51409 for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

NYU Shanghai is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

H-Net

Deadline: review begins Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2012-2013

Oberlin College - TT Asst. Professor of Comparative Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Comparative Literature Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning fall semester of 2013, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach the standard load (currently 4.5 courses/year) at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in the general area of Comparative Literature, including the required entry course to the major, Introduction to Comparative Literature, and other courses with emphasis on the connections of literature with the other arts. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in music and /or the visual arts. He or she will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2013). Candidates must be trained in comparative literature and demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. We seek candidates with strong backgrounds in two or more of the languages and literary traditions taught at Oberlin.

The Comparative Literature program (http://www.oberlin.edu/complit/) currently has one faculty member appointed in the program and is supported by faculty in related departments. The program features an increasingly popular curriculum and graduates some 15 majors each year. The position in literature and the other arts will be supported both by the program itself and by the presence at Oberlin of a top-ranked museum (the Allen Memorial Art Museum) and an internationally recognized Conservatory of Music.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, official academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to Jed Deppman, Director, Comparative Literature Program, 10 N. Professor St., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by October 15, 2012. Queries and electronic application materials (preferably in PDF format) should be sent to cmplsearch@oberlin.edu. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references. Letters should be sent directly by the recommenders.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received: 11/20 (x5)

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (x3) [could someone say what they asked for. thanks] => writing sample and syllabus on lit and the other arts

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...) : email contact for MLA on 11/20 (x4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

As of today, November 6, has anyone heard from the committee? Noted above.

Was just informed by Oberlin that they would be contacting people for interviews by early December.

Does anyone know how to interpret the 'Acknowledgment received' email? Is it a nice way of phrasing a rejection, or an indication that they haven't made a decision about your application, or haven't read it yet?

Generally acknowledgment emails have 3 purposes. 1. they notify applicants that the department is processing applications and 2. they give a timeline for the decision making process. 3. They also remind applicants to fill out EEOC forms.

Unfortunately, you can't garner much more information from these acknowledgement messages. For the most part, applicants who are invited to interview are contacted the same day. However, there are instances when applicants are contacted at separate times.

Universities won't send out definitive rejection notices until after the search has concluded, which means sometime in the Spring. It might be helpful to look at the wiki from last year to get a sense of how the process unfolds.

As someone who has been through the process and knows a lot of people that have/are, it is somewhat unusual to have the requests for additional documents and information (somewhat misleading) about the search get sent out on the same day. More and more places are kindly rejecting people when they know they are not on a short list (see this wiki or other job ones for examples -- the above poster perhaps has not been on the job market in the last couple of years). I have never received a "this is our timeline" email the same day  someone else received a "may we have more information" email. So, yes, the "acknowledgement received" email was in effect a rejection -- but so passive and unclear that it is only through wiki knowledge one realizes this. It is this sort of thing that can make a rough job search process even more demoralizing. Although rejection is never enjoyable, the sooner one knows, the better. 

No, actually, those who received a request for additional materials / invitation for an MLA interview also first received that same "Acknowledgment received" email earlier that day. Not that any of it matters at this point. Emails to acknowledge receipt of your application do just that, even if they arrive after decisions have been made. Official rejections may or may not ever follow.

But the people who just received the acknowledgement and not request for additional materials could have instead received rejections. Not that it matters, but a lot of places are trying to be more considerate of candidates and upfront about the process (perhaps partially because of the job wiki? which only exists because of the lack of transparency). In a brutal market, a little kindness goes a long way. 

You're absolutely right. I received a rejection recently that clearly said that they (can't remember which university) were no longer considering my application, but that they would reevalutate it if for some reason they had to go back to the original pool. Such an email lets us know that they've made decisions, while at the same time, keeping their options open, should they have to return to the orginal batch of applications. Very useful, respectful, and honest for everyone involved. Though it is also our task not to get swept away by the inevitable uncertainty that comes with being on the academic job market (no matter how transparent the communication), as difficult as that may be.

Pennsylvania State University - Professor/Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Josephine Berry Weiss Chair - PRIORITY DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The College of the Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a professor, or associate professor near promotion, for a tenured position with research interests in human rights and literature. The position includes a four-year appointment as the Josephine Berry Weiss Chair in the Humanities, a term chair that provides substantial resources to spend on programming and other initiatives in the candidate’s areas of expertise (a minimum of $125,000 over four years). Quality, originality, impact of research, and evidence of intellectual and institutional interest in program-building will be considered more highly than specific geographic or literary subfield. The successful candidate should be able to be jointly appointed in the Departments of Comparative Literature and English and hold an affiliation with the Rock Ethics Institute; affiliations with other relevant academic units (such as languages, area studies, women’s studies) are possible, depending on a candidate's interests. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, English, or a related field, and have professional qualifications in teaching, research, and service appropriate to a tenured position.

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2012, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, send letter of application, CV, and names of three references electronically to http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ Electronic submission is strongly preferred, but applications or nominations can also be sent to Weiss Search Committee, c/o Bonnie Rossman/Box M/ Department of Comparative Literature/429 Burrowes Building/The Pennsylvania State University/ University Park, PA 16802-6204, USA; or by FAX to Bonnie Rossman at (814) 863-8882.

For more information, please visit http://complit.la.psu.edu, http://english.la.psu.edu, and http://rockethics.psu.edu. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workplace.

MLA JIL 11/09/12

Deadline: review begins Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Salem State University (MA) - TT World Lit./English Ed.CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

Job Summary/Responsibilities: The English Department at Salem State University seeks a faculty member specializing in the study of non-European literature such as Asian, African, and/or Diaspora/Transnational Studies for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in September 2013. The ideal candidate must also be qualified to teach courses in the Department's English teacher licensure programs on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching load is eight classes per year (four classes per semester). Subject to available funding.

Required Qualifications: Required qualifications include (1) the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, English, or a doctorate in related disciplines, with training in English Education and/or recent experience teaching 6-12 ELA. ABDs with significant progress towards the dissertation will also be considered; (2) familiarity with accreditation processes, and assessment and rubric design (3) college-level teaching experience; (4) demonstrable evidence of strong promise as a scholar in non-European literature and/or English Education is expected.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include (1) experience/expertise in teaching with multimodal literacies; (2) experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multicultural, multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles; (3) experience in distance learning and instructional technologies.

Special Instructions: Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter. Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the University. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2012

Application Information

Contact: Salem State University

Phone: 978-542-6123

Online App. Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA Interview (12/20)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Texas Tech University - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in twentieth and twenty-first century Anglophone literature, with a focus on transatlantic and global studies. Desirable expertise includes literature and theory (especially related to class, race, religion, and cultural identity) from two or more global regions, and/or interest in media studies and non-western film. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the university as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at https://jobs.texastech.edu , #87099, attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to bruce.clarke@ttu.edu. TTU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and it encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Towson University - TT Asst. Professor, World/Globe Lit., with Concentration in Central and/or Eastern Europe - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Tenure-track appointment starting August 2013. World/Globe Literature, with Concentration in Central and/or Eastern Europe

Position: World / Global Literature, with concentration in Central and/or Eastern Europe. Areas of specialization may include comparative literature and/or transnational exchange, with secondary expertise in immigrant and/or ethnic literature, translation, German or other Continental literatures, or folklore welcome. Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of an active research agenda. Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; teaching load after this three-year period will be seven courses per year, with possible occasional course release for exceptional scholarly productivity, service, or teaching. Qualifications: Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment.

Application Process: Electronic submission of application materials preferred. Address cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor George Hahn, Chair, and send via email to engl@towson.edu. Review of applications begins 9 November 2012. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received: email acknowledging receipt of materials = 11/8, 11/13

Request for additional materials: 11/19 (writing sample, letters of rec) (x2)

Rejection (no interview): 12/19

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview scheduled 12/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/7

Offer accepted: 2/21 

NOTES:

University of California, Berkeley - Asst. Professor, Comp. Lit and German - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Departments of German and Comparative Literature invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature in the modern period (18th century to the present), effective 1 July 2013. 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, fluency in German, and evidence of a commitment to comparative teaching and research.

To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00048 --- and submit a cover letter, a c.v., a writing sample, and three letters of reference by October 15, 2012. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e.,dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): 12/5 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Los Angeles - Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature, sub-Saharan African -  CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA seeks a scholar of extraordinary promise and vision for a tenure‑track Assistant Professorship in Sub‑Saharan African literature and Culture in comparative contexts beginning July 1, 2013. The successful candidate must have (1) advanced proficiency and a research interest in the literary traditions (written or oral) of at least one indigenous language, and (2) a research interest in either an English or a Portuguese language African literary tradition. We are also seeking a scholar who is able to create bridges and establish dialogues between cultures, disciplines or theoretical perspectives. The course load will include graduate and undergraduate teaching, including undergraduate lower division courses in world literature. Candidates should address a letter of interest and CV addressed to Professor Efrain Kristal, Chair at the following email address: [http:// mailto:manderson@humnet.ucla.edu manderson@humnet.ucla.edu] and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the same address. Letters should address the candidate’s potential as a scholar and, if appropriate, provide evidence of successful teaching. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply, and candidates are encouraged highlight their research or teaching activities that demonstrate a commitment to the needs of disadvantaged populations.

To ensure full consideration materials must be submitted by Friday, October 15, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): 12/7 (MLA Interview by email, x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/29 (via e-mail)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Chicago - Asst. Professor in Comparative Poetry & Poetics (incl. Translation Theory) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a comparatist specialized in poetry and poetics (including if possible translation theory), with an emphasis on twentieth-century and contemporary poetry. The position is entry-level Assistant Professor expected to begin Autumn Quarter 2013. For full consideration all application materials should be received by November 15, 2012, at which time review of completed applications will begin and continue until the closing deadline of December 15, 2012. No materials will be accepted after December 15, 2012. The following materials must be received before an application is considered completed: 1) A cover letter and curriculum vitae to be sent online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at tinyurl.com/cb4bxfs 2) A copy of the cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as a dissertation abstract and a chapter-length writing sample, to be mailed to: Chair, Search Committee Department of Comparative Literature University of Chicago 1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. 3) Three recommendation letters to be sent separately by the recommenders to the address above or to Rose Watson orwatson@uchicago.edu by the recommenders. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 15 for full consideration; no materials accepted after Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/12 (email) x4

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 (2 job talks announced) 

1/15: I am a graduate student in the department and can confirm the talks are for Comp Lit, and were announced yesterday by the chair. 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Ah! I was really counting on this one. Good luck to the selceted candidates. Not in my fate! (12/14)

This seems to be a continuation of a search started last year - see Comparative 2012

Does anyone know whether this was a failed search or not? Was anyone hired?

University of Colorado, Boulder - Postcolonial Literature - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Beginning Assistant, Advanced Assistant, or Beginning Associate Professor of English: Postcolonial Literature.

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of English announces a tenure‑track/tenured position in Postcolonial Literature at the Assistant or early Associate level to begin August 2013. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in African, Caribbean or South Asian literature. We welcome comparative approaches and new theoretical perspectives, including environmental, economic, political and legal. Teaching experience, PhD in hand, and a strong record of publication commensurate with position level are required. The normal teaching load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate English‑major courses and graduate courses. Junior faculty members receive pre‑tenure research leave support.

Interest in the position consisting of a letter of application, c.v., dissertation or book abstract, writing sample of 25‑30 pages, and letters of reference must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com , posting # 818563.



Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2012, until the position is filled. Initial interviews scheduled at MLA, Boston.



MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

University of Houston - TT Asst. World Cultures & Literatures - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure track position, at the level of Assistant Professor, in our World Cultures and Literatures program. PhD in a modern language or Comparative Literature required. A successful candidate must be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in global film studies as well as interdisciplinary courses in comparative literature, cultural studies and critical theory. A strong background in a modern language with the ability to work in transnational and transhistorical contexts is required. Training and research interests in an additional language and culture as well as the ability to contribute to university programs such as Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the GLBT Studies program is highly desirable. Demonstrated strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as to research and publication is essential.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research goals. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference and official transcripts to be sent directly to Dr. Hildegard F. Glass, Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3006.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

MLA JIL 10/20/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/10 (writing samples) Another request for clarification: were additional materials requested after a Skype interview? (12/14)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled 11/27 (x3). Just want a clarification. I had received an email on the 27th November that they will contact me if they schedule a skype interview. Did you guys get a similiar email? (12/14) I had a Skype interview on 12/05 but no request for additional materials; wondering if materials were requested when they said they'd contact you?

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1x (01/07)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Iowa - TT Asst. Professor in Migration Studies - INTERVIEW HELDEdit

The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DWLLC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor working on cultural exchange and displacement within a comparative context of migration. Applicants in literary and cultural studies or linguistics will be considered to contribute to existing departmental needs and to a new curriculum focused on global cultural processes.

The DWLLC at Iowa groups departments with a focus on the literary, linguistic, and cultural studies in world languages. The person hired for this position will be appointed to one of the departments within the DWLLC and must have native or near-native fluency in English and one or more languages appropriate to the appointing department along with the ability and willingness to teach at all levels in that language or languages (including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish) . Ability and interest in interdisciplinary team-teaching are required, along with a Ph.D. defended by August 21, 2013 and evidence of a strong research agenda.

Desirable areas of research include migration in relationship to diasporic studies, translation, media and culture, language contact, ethnicity, or gender.

The DWLLC is initiating new curricula related to global cultural and linguistic exchange and flows. The person hired for this position will be asked to participate with new and established faculty in the design and delivery of such curricula, including the development of an introductory-level interdisciplinary course in English on world cultures.

Candidates should send letter of interest, including teaching interests and experiences as well as research plans, and a curriculum vitae to the Search Committee online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and must submit three e-mail addresses of recommenders online to the same link. Refer to requisition number 61633. Review of applications will begin on December 3rd and continue until the position is filled. Interviews may be conducted by telephone or teleconference.

MLA JIL 10/12/12

Deadline: Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled: Jan. 10, 2013

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

See "Universities to fear"

University of Minnesota - Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2013. As a theoretically-oriented, comparatist, interdisciplinary department whose research and teaching span word/image/sound, we seek scholars with specific training in, and who work across, two or more of these areas.Ideal candidates will be those forging innovative and productive connections across disciplines and boundaries. They will have specific expertise – engaging a global perspective yet anchored within a particular historical context – in one or preferably more of the following areas: comparative intellectual histories of Western and non-Western cultures from the eighteenth century onward; critical musicology and sound studies; social/cultural politics of networks and/or networked media; theories and histories of the moving image; and comparative and world literatures, preferably with emphasis on non-Western cultures and traditions. Ideal candidates will be trained in intellectual history, music, media studies, moving image studies, or literature primarily, and will have done solid research in one of the other areas, combining them in novel ways. Fluency in one or more modern European languages and/or one or more modern non-European languages is required.

Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year. Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation, b) relevance of their research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations.

In order for the application to be considered, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references must be submitted to the University of Minnesota’s employment application Web site: employment.umn.edu (use requisition number 179645). All completed applications must be submitted by October 22, 2012. Applicants may be solicited at a later stage for a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

UMN announcement

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x4 (writing sample, syllabi, letters of rec)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): Dec. 18 (via Skype) x4 (interview not for another month?!)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23, x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2012-13 and Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13
  • Has there been any word on this since additional materials were requested?
    • I haven't heard anything (14 Dec)
    • Neither have I (17 Dec). 
    • Me neither – not even a rejection, friendly or otherwise (2/19)
    • There were just under six hundred applications received, so that might explain delay.

University of Mississippi - Asst Professor of 20th/21st century British & non-U.S. Anglophone Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

U of Mississippi

English, PO Box 1848 C128 Bondurant Hall University MS 38677

Assistant Professor of 20th/21st century British and non-U.S. Anglophone Literature

http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/hr/

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor, teaching load 2/2, beginning Fall 2013. We encourage candidates with interests such as: global or transnational modernism, minority British literatures, post-colonial studies, post-1945 literature, and media studies. Ph.D. in-hand by time of appointment. To apply, please visit the UM Human Resources website (jobs.olemiss.edu) and complete an online application, attaching letter of application and CV. Please add dissertation abstract (approximately 500 words) to CV. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an adequate applicant pool is reached. Interviews to be conducted at MLA. 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 GLOBALSOUTH, an online journal of comparative postcolonial studies. For more information, please contact Dr. Leigh Anne Duck (lduck@olemiss.edu). The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEAEmployer.

Chronicle

Deadline: 

The committee plans to meet to review initial materials and begin requesting writing samples on November 2nd.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/9 (writing sample, 3 course descriptions). 

The committee has reviewed the rich and varied pool of applications submitted thus far and has begun to make initial requests for additional materials.

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....): MLA interviews have been scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013


University of North Carolina, Asheville - TT Asst. Professor of English - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Literature and Language seeks to fill a tenure-track position in literature. Candidates should have Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature in hand by Aug. 2013. Candidates should demonstrate the capacity to develop a generalist breadth to suit the needs of a small, interdisciplinary department with a curriculum spanning British and American as well as world literature in translation. Needs in the department include candidates prepared to teach non-Western and pre-1800 literatures.

Projected course offerings include composition, introduction to literature, historical surveys, and ethnic and minority literatures. Consideration will also be given to candidates with demonstrated experience or potential for leadership in serving our institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to programs outside the department such as our Integrative Liberal Studies program-UNC Asheville's interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, required of all our undergraduates-as well as the Humanities Program, Africana Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts university in the North Carolina system, with a dynamic and interdisciplinary Literature and Language Department, located in one of the most livable regions in the country. UNC Asheville is committed to diversity, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, UNC Asheville does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race and ethnicity, age, religion, disability, socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, national origin, culture and ideological beliefs.

Application procedure: send application letter of about 500 words, highlighting your fit with our needs, your electronic dossier including 3 letters of recommendation, and a statement of your teaching philosophy to Dawn McCann, Department Assistant, at dmccann@unca.edu. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Interviews at MLA convention.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:10/18/2012

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA Interview Scheduled 12/3 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (1/17)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: (2/7)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2013

Question: Has anyone asked them what the "electronic dossier" should include (besides the letters of recommendation)?

Q.2: How does one write an application letter of "about 500 words" only? You need at least 2 pages to give them a real sense of who you are. I've never come across such a low word limit for job applications (even the ones submitted through online modules) Makes me wonder if they already have an internal candidate.

Q.3: This position has been split into two jobs.  Which job was the 2/7 offer made for?  Was this offer for the pre-1800 literature job?

Comment: They haven't asked for a CV either.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - TT Asst. Professor of English: World Lit. & New Media - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (http://english.uncc.edu) invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in world or postcolonial literature, with an interest in new media, broadly defined. The appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position beginning August 2013.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in world or postcolonial literature, or a related field; research and/or teaching interests in new media broadly defined, including but not limited to digital technologies, visual culture, film studies, or digital archives; evidence of strong potential for professional development as a scholar; evidence of potential for successful university teaching; and a commitment to promoting diversity in the department and college.

This position is one of five in the college this year that entails expertise in new media or digital technologies. UNC Charlotte is a dynamic, research-intensive university, located in a thriving metropolitan area, with a student population of 26,000+ and more than 900 full-time faculty. The Department of English, with 32 tenure-line faculty, offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with area emphases in literature and culture, children’s literature, creative writing, professional/technical writing, and linguistics.

For consideration, please apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages. Screening of applicants will begin November 5, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. We plan to conduct interviews at the MLA convention. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lara Vetter (LVetter@uncc.edu).

MLA JIL 10/12/12

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: [from Anglophone page: "Letters requested, Nov 9 (x2)"]

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled: [from Anglophone 2013: "MLA Interview Scheduled, Nov 28 (x2)"]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013 & Anglophone 2013

University of Warwick (UK) - Asst. Professor in Modern/Contemporary World Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary World Literatures. The field is open within the broad areas designated by the descriptors 'modern', 'contemporary' and 'world', but we would particularly welcome applications from colleagues engaged in the recent and emergent discussions about world literature and the world literary system, new forms of literary comparativism, and the relation of these to debates around the nature of modernity and 'the contemporary'.

You will undertake advanced research and reasonable teaching as required. You will also carry out regular and routine administration on behalf of the department and its students.

You will possess a PhD or equivalent, and will have an emergent or already established international standing in an appropriate field of study in English and Comparative Literatures; appropriate level of teaching experience.

Application URL: https://secure.admin.warwick.ac.uk/webjobs/jobs/academic/job20266.html

Please quote job vacancy reference number 72081-072.

The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Friday 12 October 2012.

MLA JIL 09/20/12

Deadline: Oct. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email (11/23) (11/26)

Campus interview scheduled: [from Anglophone page: "will be held on 12/12"]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Utica College (NY) - TT Asst. Prof. - World LiteratureSKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Utica College is a dynamic, student-centered private institution that offers leading-edge undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate liberal and professional education. With an abiding commitment to academic excellence and a strong tradition of personalized instruction, the College delivers a transformational educational experience in both on-campus and online settings, preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world. Utica College is located in an attractive, family-friendly area of upstate New York near the foothills of the Adirondacks offering easy access to a broad variety of recreational and cultural attractions.

The English Department at Utica College seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialty in contemporary World Literature. We are open to many geographic specialties, including, but not limited to, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and the Caribbean. The ability to teach a world literature survey course from the Renaissance to the present is a plus. Ph.D. required; advanced ABD considered. Faculty members in our department teach a four-course load each semester, including two sections of freshman composition; the balance of the load sometimes also involves an introduction to literature course. While we encourage and support strong research interests, the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher of composition in support of our role in the college's general education core.

Candidates must provide a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and three letters of reference online at http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/582. Review of applications begins November 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): 12/13 skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

Vanderbilt University - TT Asst. Professor, 2 Positions - OFFER MADEEdit

Apply to this position: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15336

The Vanderbilt English Department seeks to hire two tenure‑track Assistant Professors. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) Post‑colonial, transnational, or inter‑American literatures. Candidates with an interest in global indigeneities, patterns of diaspora, race, caste, or empire are especially welcome. 2) Latino/Latina, Asian American, or Native American literatures. Candidates must have PhD in hand before the start of the appointment in the fall semester, 2013. Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 30 pages through Interfolio using the link above by October 15, 2012. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 2.2

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013 & Anglophone 2013

Villanova University - Assistant Professor of Continental European Literature - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Humanities invites applicants for an entry‑level tenure‑track position in Continental European Literature, with expertise in religion and literature, women and Catholic literature and thought, and/or faith and culture; it could include opportunities for language instruction in continental languages. Position begins in Fall Semester 2013; Ph.D. completed prior to appointment. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate core and elective courses, 3‑2 teaching load prior to tenure. Submit letter of application, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and 2‑3 page response to the department’s statement of purpose via http://jobs.villanova.edu . Further questions may be directed to Kevin L. Hughes, Chair, Department of Humanities; Kevin.hughes@villanova.edu or 610‑519‑4728. Villanova is a Roman Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service and especially teaching, who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. All application materials should be received by November 15, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anyone have any news (direct or indirect) about this one?

I had a preliminary (Skype) interview with the department, but have not heard back regarding an on-campus interview.

Westfield State University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Multicultural American or Comparative World Literatures, with expertise in critical race studies. We are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in one of the following areas: Arab American literature, Asian American literature, African diaspora literature, or other non-Western world literatures. Experience teaching composition is strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities include four courses per semester comprised of core classes in American literature, U.S. ethnic literature, and/or world literature; composition; and upper-level and occasional graduate classes in candidate’s area of specialization. We seek a scholar with a record of teaching excellence who is engaged with issues of social justice and social change in relation to literatures across national, cultural, and/or ethnic traditions. We are looking for candidates with the potential to contribute to the on-going diversification of our undergraduate curriculum; to assist with recruiting, teaching, and advising students of diverse backgrounds; to participate in community outreach or service learning; and/or to develop international education programs. The English department actively seeks diversity among applicants and supports the diversity of faculty. PhD in English must be completed by August 2013. Interviews at MLA.

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE ON THE UNIVERSITY’S HIRING SYSTEM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. IF YOU ARE VIEWING THIS POSITION FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE, PLEASE USE THIS APPLICATION QUICK LINK: http://jobs.westfield.ma.edu:80/postings/794

A letter of application, C.V., and statement of teaching philosophy are required electronic attachments to the application. Finalists will be required to provide additional support materials including an unofficial transcript, and references.

Deadline for application is November 26, 2012.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/7 (transcript and recommendations) x2, 12/11 x1

Rejection Letter: 1/2

MLA interview scheduled: 12/20 x1

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

Yale-NUS College - Open Rank Position in Asian Literatures and/or Comp. Lit. - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The newly established Yale-NUS College (http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg) in Singapore invites applications for an open rank faculty opening in Asian and/or Comparative Literature. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine strengths in the pre-modern literatures of China or Japan with interdisciplinary and comparative range. Yale-NUS College seeks outstanding teacher-scholars who are active researchers, eager to be part of the inaugural faculty, committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, and who enjoy close mentoring of students.

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, draws on the best elements of liberal arts education in the United States to re-imagine the curriculum and collegiate experience for the 21st Century. Both Asian and Western perspectives will be integrated throughout the students’ course of study. Yale-NUS College will be a fully residential four-year College, located adjacent to NUS’s main campus. The College emphasizes small class size, close interaction between living and learning and a common curriculum, which will be significantly broader than most established “core curricula.” It will include courses addressing material and disciplines from across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The faculty at Yale-NUS College will participate in a lively academic culture, with a tenure track and teaching requirements comparable to those at leading liberal arts colleges in the United States. Salary, benefits and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

For additional information about the College and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, we invite you to visit our web site at http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/prospective-faculty.html. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until open positions are filled. Short listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning in January 2013. NOTE: MLA JIL version of his ad (posted 11/09/12) provides a revised due date: " Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by November 30, 2012. Review of applications will continue until open positions are filled. Short-listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning in January 2013."

Apply at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale-NUS%20College .

Deadline: 1 Nov Nov. 30 (begins review)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled

Campus interview scheduled:

  • 12/7/12:  invitations for campus visits in Jan. 2013

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Yale University - Assistant Professor of 20/21c Comparative Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Departments of Comparative Literature and English Language and Literature intend to make a tenure track joint appointment beginning July 1, 2013. We seek comparatists whose work in 20/21C literary studies encompasses both English and at least one other national literature. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: poetry and poetics, modernism, translation, and literature in the digital era. Ph.D. by July 1, 2013 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a brief dissertation abstract, recommendations, and a writing sample (25‑page max) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1870 , directed to 20/21C Joint‑Lit Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: 1 Nov

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/19 (email) x2

MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 (MLA) x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Rejection email (very kind and personalized) 1/9 (I have it on good authority that an offer was made w/o campus visit to an asst. prof with book ms in hand. Anyone else have info?)

  • The job went to an ABD

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Yale University - Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Renaissance-1900 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Renaissance-1900

The Department of Comparative Literature intends to make a tenure track appointment beginning July 1, 2013. We look for comparatists who work in more than one literary tradition, with an emphasis on continental Europe in any genre (poetry, drama, narrative) from the Renaissance to 1900. Additional expertise in a non-European language and literature very welcome. Ph.D. by July 1 2013 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a brief dissertation abstract, letters of reference, and a writing sample (25-page max) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1869 , directed to European Literature Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.

Deadline: 1 Nov

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Received 12/21 (x2) 5/15 (x1, per very kind and collegial email)

At least it was a nice email! (x2)

I regret this impersonal mailing, especially since it carries the
disappointing news that we will not be asking you for an interview at
MLA.   We had a very large number of applicants, and had to choose
among many qualified and interesting candidates.  We finally arriving
at a shortlist of something less than 7 % of the total.  We then ranked
this reduced list, cutting it at the number we felt we could reasonably
interview. 

After reviewing so much work being done in Comparative Literature, I
can affirm that the field appears vibrant and varied, disciplined and
innovative.  For the sake of literature and its continual renewal in
our society, we wish you the very best in your scholarship and
especially in your teaching. [posted 12/21]

MLA interview scheduled: 12/11 (x1)

  • any others?

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes, per email from search committee chair (date of offer acceptance not specified) 

NOTES AND QUERIES:

has anyone had word on this? nope.

Just got my rejection email!  Anyone else enjoy the typo?  Glad to see they hold themselves to the same high standards as their candidates!

Amusing typo indeed :) I found the email to be exceptionally friendly/comforting though. Much appreciated.

Also posted at Renaissance 2013

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