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Early and 19th Century American Jobs 2011Edit

American University of BeirutEdit

LINK

"The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking applicants with expertise in the field of Early American Literature to 1900. All areas of specialization will be considered, but those that are of relevance to the Middle East are of particular interest. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment. All positions are normally at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 15, 2011, but appointments at higher ranks may also be considered. Applicants are expected to have teaching experience and to demonstrate research potential commensurate with the rank at which they are applying. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is 3/3. The appointee will also be expected to teach courses cross-listed in American Studies, and humanities courses within the General Education program."

Deadline: All application materials should be received by December 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 12/1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview, 12/20 via email. (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 (via email)

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Anyone know what's happening with this search? The buzzing of crickets here is driving me mad. Are we to assume that only one person was invited for a campus interview? Please, someone break the silence.
  • There were three candidates invited for campus visits. The 2nd and 3rd are visiting this week (3/1 - 3/6).

Ball State University (IN)Edit

From MLA JIL (April 1):

Asst. Professor/Early American Literature [14713] Tenure-track faculty position available August 19, 2011. Responsibilities: teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in Early American literature and either Native American or African American literature; teaching a wide range of courses in English. Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate in English or related discipline by August 19, 2011, with specialization in Early American Literature; record of effective teaching at the college level; record of quality publications and/or presentations in the primary area of specialization. Preferred qualifications: demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the following—drama and/or performance studies, transatlantic studies, queer theory or some other specialization in critical/literary theory, digital humanities.

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract or prospectus, copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to engsearch@bsu.edu . May send via mail to: Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. (Fax: 765-285-3765) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (http://www.bsu.edu)

Acknowledgement received: April 3 (via email)

Request for Additional Materials: 4/14 (via email) x2

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 4/29 (via phone call - a video conference interview)

Campus interview scheduled: 5/18 (via phone call)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 6/8 (via rejection email)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

--This is awfully late to advertise for a T/T position. Does anyone know why they aren't looking for a VAP if they've just lost someone? This smells of an internal candidate.

  • Don't know the story, but this same school is also advertising a TT job in Renaissance with the same deadlines. Maybe they just had the funding for these lines approved very late . . .?
  • Jobs come up all season now. Last year a tt job at Univ of Georgia came up right around this same time.
  • Looks like an attempt to beat a hiring freeze. BSU is facing a 13 million budget cut in fall.
  • The scoop is that I, the current Early Americanist, accepted a TT job at another location to end a dual career/dual household situation. I would add that I am very sorry to leave the department as my colleagues are a truly collegial, supportive, and generous group. Our chair worked magic to get two new hiring lines to fill two recent TT departures. Please apply!
  • Thanks very much for the info. And good luck with the new job.

--What type of additional materials were requested on 4/14?

  • --Writing sample (20-25 pages) and teaching philosophy statement.
  • Thanks--guess I'm already out of the running. Good luck!

Bellarmine UniversityEdit

The Department of English at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2011. We are searching for a specialist in American Literature to 1865. Secondary strengths in Asian American, Latino/Latina, and/or literary theory are desirable, but not required. A strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. The teaching load is 4/3, and will include a survey of American lit to 1865, composition, and introductory literature courses; we welcome the addition of new upper level courses in early and nineteenth-century American literature. Ph.D. expected by August 2011.

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition, located on a scenic 135-acre campus in Louisville, America's 16th largest city. Please send a letter of application, vita, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kathryn West, Search Committee Chair; Department of English; Bellarmine University; 2001 Newburg Road; Louisville, KY 40205; kwest@bellarmine.edu.

Link

Deadline: Email applications accepted. Application review begins immediately; final postmark deadline is March 1, 2011.

Acknowledgement received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Request for phone interview 2/25

Campus interview scheduled: 18-19 April; they said I was the last of three to come in

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any word on this search, from the person who interviewed or others? Thanks. (4/09)

Beloit College (VAP position) Edit

From MLA JIL (2/25)

The Department of English at Beloit College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement in American Literature for 2011-12. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses during the academic year, including introductory and survey courses and, depending on strengths, introductory expository writing or creative writing. Expertise teaching ethnic, Anglophone, or Native American literature is also a plus. Ph.D. preferred, advanced ABD considered. Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in southern Wisconsin, near Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. Send letters of application and dossiers, including writing sample and statement of teaching philosophy, to Tamara Ketabgian, Chair, Department of English, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit WI 53511, bcenglish@beloit.edu. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 25, 2011.

Deadline: March 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 4/11

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 4/14, 5/4

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/16, 5/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Offer made 5/12

Offer accepted: Offer accepted 5/17

NOTES: Odd. No word at all on this search yet? (4/16)

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Bethany College (VAP - American Lit / Poetry Writing) Edit

Bethany College invites applications for a One-Year Visiting Position in American Literature/Poetry Writing.

The successful candidate will teach courses in American literature, Freshman Honors English (on a topic of the candidate's choice), introductory creative writing, a poetry writing workshop, and composition. Ph.D. in hand by Spring 2011 preferred. ABD would be considered with appropriate adjustment in rank. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching. The college anticipates a search for a permanent replacement to be conducted in the coming academic year.

Bethany College is a national liberal arts college located on a beautiful and historic 1,300 acre mountaintop campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, 39 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The state's oldest private college, Bethany offers a wide array of B.A. and B.S. programs in more than 25 fields of study.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with at least three references to dhall@bethanywv.edu or Director of Personnel Services, Bethany College, P.O. Box 417, Bethany, WV 26032. Additional materials may be requested of final candidates.

LINK (Higher Ed Jobs)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, according to Creative Writing page.

NOTES:

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 and CreativeWriting 2011

Briar Cliff University (IA)Edit

BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY, Sioux City, Iowa - Assistant Professor of English/Writing. A tenure earning, full-time appointment beginning fall 2011. Responsibilities to include teaching courses in composition, early American literature, multicultural and world literature, and other areas, based upon the applicant's expertise and institutional needs. Ph.D. required. Preference will be given to candidates with documented excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including e-mail addresses) to: JoAnn Peterson, Director of Human Resources, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. Electronic materials may be sent to: JoAnn.Peterson@briarcliff.edu AA/EOE

Chronicle (5/2/11)

Acknowledgement received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cal State San MarcosEdit

From MLA JIL: (1/7):

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Early U. S. Literature [14273] Must be able to teach Colonial period through American Renaissance. Subspecialty in Native American texts desirable. Must be willing to teach in general education program. Ph.D. required. Begins Fall 2011. CSUSM (in San Diego County) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer with a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, seeking a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation/identity, gender, age, and disability/veteran status. Letter of application, vita with references, narrative of teaching philosophy and successes, writing sample by 2-15-11 for best consideration; open until filled. Position pending budgetary approval. Apply at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities (website available after 1/16/11).

Acknowledgement received: (2/15 via email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

No news at all on this one yet? It's getting close to one month since the deadline ...

Claremont Graduate University (California)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "The School of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Cultural Studies and the Department of English at Claremont Graduate University announce a tenure-track joint appointment in Cultural Studies and English....The ideal candidate will have strong scholarly credentials in some area of Latina/Latino Studies as well as 19th Century American Literature and Cultural and Literary Theory. Field of specialization is open but we are especially interested in candidates whose work is transnational or comparative and opens up new ways of thinking about gender and race within American hemispheric studies."

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011 and Comparative 2011

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 2010

(note that there's a discrepancy between the inside higher ed listing and the mla listing as far as deadline--the latter says postmarked by october 15....)

Acknowledgment received: 11/3 (says they're going to notify candidates "mid November" about interviews at ASA, which is the 18th-21st...that's gonna be a crazy-fast turn-around time for interviewees! would love to get this interview but man, that's crazy...)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: request for ASA intvw by phone (11/10)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Last week (first week of March); heard about it today second-hand.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

College of Saint Rose (NY)Edit

link

The Department of English seeks to fill a fulltime, tenure track Assistant Professor position, starting in the 2011-2012 academic year. Candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Early Literature of the Americas as well as a range of other undergraduate courses. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct a diverse group of people. Responsibilities include undergraduate / graduate teaching, research, academic advisement, and service in relevant academic areas. As a member of the Saint Rose faculty, the applicant is expected to teach assigned courses in accordance with relevant academic policies; produce scholarly and creative works; and serve the College's communities through participation in School and College-wide committees and events.

Requirements: Ph.D. in English with specialization in Early Literature of the Americas conferred by the position commencement date.

Deadline: Candidate reviews will begin on January 18, 2011. Application Closing Date: February 1, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: via email 2/8 (x3)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 3/1 (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Colorado State University-PuebloEdit

Full-time, tenure-track position in American literature before 1900. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature and sections of freshman composition; advise students in the English major and minor; advise M.A. program students writing theses or working on research projects in areas of specialization; participate in department, college, and university service activities and governance; and maintain an active program of writing and research. Contract teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Applicants for this position should expect to teach at least one section of composition every semester.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted at HigherEdJobs 10/4/10)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/22

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

What's the deal? Nobody's heard anything at all from them?

FWIW, Generalist 2011 lists an MLA interview scheduled 12/22 for a generalist job also advertised by this dept. Not sure if that means interviews for the Americanist position have also been scheduled, but there it is.

The listing asks for "three professional references including names, addresses and phone numbers." Does anyone know whether this means we should send letters, or just a list of references?

  • My understanding is that this request means you should include complete contact information in your application (best place is on the c.v.), rather than the letters themselves. If you do include the reference information on the cv, you might say something like, "I've included my CV, which includes complete contact information for my references."

Columbia UniversityEdit

Professor/Associate Professor [14515]

We invite applications for a tenured position in nineteenth-century American literature at the level of associate or beginning full professor. We seek candidates whose work represents a fresh, broad-ranging, and significant engagement with the history and future of the field and who will show leadership in program building and the supervision of graduate students as well as excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applications must be filed online at http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54414 by September 10, 2011. All applications must be made through Columbia University's online application system. On the site, please upload a cover letter, current CV, and writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and arrange for three letters of recommendation.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Deadline: September 10, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Perhaps it's silly to post an Associate/Full listing here where we're mostly looking for beginning Assistant positions, but here it is.

Note: this position has been posted at Early American 2012

Concordia University ChicagoEdit

The Department of English at Concordia University Chicago invites applications for a tenure track position in English as an assistant or associate professor. The primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of American Literature who can also teach composition courses.

Required Experience: Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in English having academic expertise in American Literature and teaching experience at the college/university level in American Literature. Candidates with the minimum of a master's degree in English and a commitment to earn a terminal degree will also be considered.

Additional Comments: Concordia University Chicago is a comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Candidates must be able to support the mission of the university as a Lutheran Christian institution based in the liberal arts. Concordia University does not discriminate based on race, color, national, or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religious affiliation. We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and retirement.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates on March 11, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vita, a copy of post secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degrees and/or in progress work on a terminal degree, and arrange to have three current letters of recommendation sent to:

Dr. Gary Wenzel, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta St. River Forest, IL 60305, gary.wenzel@cuchicago.edu

Electronic submissions are encouraged. The University also requires all applicants to complete its online application located on its website, http://www.abso.com/jobboard/concordia/concordia.htm.


Deadline: Review begins March 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Cornell University (2 positions) Edit

From MLA JIL

Assistant Professor of 18th or 19th-century literature.

"The Cornell University department of English invites applications and nominations for two full-time, tenure-track, beginning assistant professorships to begin July 1, 2011, with a focus on 18th or 19th-century literature in English, including British, American, colonial, transatlantic, ethnic, or legal studies. . Ph.D. or Ph.D./J.D. is required. Please send a letter of application, c.v., and a two-page dissertation abstract to Appointments Committee, Department of English, 256 Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201."

Deadline: October 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: email (5 Oct) (x4)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/23

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011 & Restoration/18th-Century 2011
  • This seems like they are hiring one Americanist and one Romanticist/Victorianist, so "two positions" might not be completely correct in the context of the "Early American 2011" list.
  • Looking at the other wikis, it doesn't appear that they were looking for Americanists?
  • Have any Americanists received a dossier/sample request from Cornell? [Not me: I heard that this is a department that really doesn't support its Americanists and that insiders doubted an Americanist hire would come out of this search. Certinly the matierals requests on the other two wikis would seem to bear that out. Am I right?]
  • So, take it for what you will, but I've gotten some info from a friend at Cornell. They did intend to hire both an Americanist and a Victorianist but there was an internal conflict over the constitution of the search committee, leading them to only go forward with the British side of the hire. They haven't contacted any of the Americanist candidates about this becasue there is some hope of conducting the Americanist search in the spring, but this is still uncertain.
  • So classic.
  • e-mail 12/23: search for Americanist postponed to next year.
  • Does it say whether it is postponed until next calendar year or academic year?
  • I'm assuming they mean next academic year: "We have been authorized to search for an assistant professor in American literature next year, and would like to keep your dossier active for that upcoming search."

Denison U. (OH)Edit

"Denison University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in 19th-century American literature. Please specify your focus in 19th-century literature as well as any other areas of specialization in your research and teaching. Ability to engage issues of race and ethnicity in the classroom is desired. The 3/2 teaching assignment typically includes survey-level courses, first-year writing courses, and advanced courses of the candidate's design."

Link

Deadline: Nov. 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: References and Writing Sample requested 11/19 (x9)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview by phone 12/15 (x5)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Rejection email (2/18) says that they've successfully completed their search.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Q: Denison currently lists a 19th c. Americanist at the Assistant Professor rank. Does anyone know why they're conducting this search?
  • A: That could be old information. There is an Assistant Professor who teaches pre-1900 but specializes in pre-1800.

DePaul University (IL)Edit

Tenure-track position beginning in September 2011 in Nineteenth-Century American literature, with an emphasis on literature and culture before the Civil War. Secondary interests in Caribbean, African, or other world literatures in English are particularly welcome.

LINK

Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: via email 10/27 (x5), 11/2, 11/4 (x2), 11/5, 11/15, 11/18 (x2), 11/19 (x3)

Rejection Letter: 12/6 x4, 12/8, 12/18 (following mat. request), 12/20 (also following mat. request), 2/5 after MLA interview

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 (x6)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • for the person who listed a rejection letter: did they request materials from you, or is this the first you've heard from them? x2
  • rejection letter? email?
  • Not the same person as above, but I just received a rejection letter and I never received a materials request.
  • thanks for this information. I'm sorry about the rejection letter!
  • did they email or call re: the interview?
  • has anyone heard anything post-visit? (3/1)

Drew University (NJ)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

Drew University, a selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside New York City, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of nineteenth-century American literature. Pending budget approval. We are specifically interested in applicants whose teaching and research is transnational in scope and situates U.S. literary movements of the nineteenth century within one or more global contexts. These may include colonialism/imperialism, the Black Atlantic, westward expansion and territorial conquest. Five course teaching load per year, including undergraduate survey courses in nineteenth-century American and African American literature, intermediate and upper-level courses in nineteenth century, and possible graduate courses. PhD required. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as a record of publication and evidence of an established research program. Submit cover letter and CV by November 1, 2010, to Professor Robert Ready, English Department, Drew University, Madison NJ 07940.

Acknowledgment received: Received via email 10/13; email 10/20, email 11/1 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials: Letters of reference, writing sample & teaching portfolio requested 11/19 (x9)

Rejection Letter: via e-mail 1/5 (x2)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: skype by e-mail 12/20 (x 3)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/1

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Edgewood College (WI)Edit

Position Announcement (College HR)

"tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2011. Preference will be given to generalists with a primary strength in American Literature to 1900 and secondary strengths in 19th- century British Literature (composition and rhetoric a plus)."

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: via email 10/25, 10/8

Request for Additional Materials: 12/1 (x8) letters of rec, writing sample, teaching philosophy

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (phone) x7

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 (by phone)x2

Offer made: 2/22 (rejection email said that they had selected a candidate)

  • does this mean I am minutes from getting a rejection, too? I hadn't heard anything post-visit. thanks for updating!

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Generalist 2011 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011
  • Nothing against Edgewood, but $43,000 is not, as the posting claims, a competitive salary. The lowest salary listed in last year's Wiki is $44,000, but most are well into the 50s.
  • The deadline is Nov. 15, but the JIL status says MLA interviews have been scheduled. Does anyone know if they're still taking applications?
  • 11/05 MLA JIL has job status changed to "Other" . . . perhaps the earlier status was a mistake?
  • 11/05 Confirmed position is still open and accepting applications to begin review on 11/15.
  • 12/1 dossier request
  • Does 1/14 (by phone)x2 mean that they've scheduled two campus interviews?
  • I know they've scheduled at least one.
  • any news of a job offer?

Eureka College (IL)Edit

From MLA JIL (2/4):

American Literature Assistant Professor [14382] Tenure-track position in American literature, emphasis on literature before 1900; secondary strengths in technical writing or linguistics.

We seek candidates with commitment to a liberal arts education and who demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. Four courses per semester, including composition, American Literature surveys, and upper-level courses. Additional teaching will include first-year seminars and other general education courses. August, 15 2011 start, Ph.D. completed.

Submit cover letter, c.v., statement addressing teaching in a liberal-arts environment and further scholarly development, and three letters of reference in WORD format to employment@eureka.edu (“EC American Literature position” in subject heading). Direct questions to Dr. Scott Hemmenway, chair of the search committee, at hemmenway@eureka.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications begins February 18, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone hear about an interview yet?

Fairfield University (CT)Edit

LINK

"tenure-track faculty position in 19th and early 20th century American Literature in a Transatlantic Context, at the Assistant Professor level . . . successful candidate will teach such courses as "Transatlantic Literature and Culture" and "American Realism and Naturalism." 3/3 course load.

Deadline: Application review begins October 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/16 (letter indicates that another candidate has accepted the position)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA (12/10) (x5)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17

Offer made:

Offer accepted: rejection letter indicated a candidate had been chosen

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011
  • Please note, under "required qualifications," the statement that "An internal candidate has been identified."
  • Attention ABDs: The ad specifies "Ph.D. in English (in hand by August 2010)," which seems very early for an entry-level position. A typo perhaps?
  • Note the following comments from "20-21 c. American":
    • "It is essentially a spousal hire. Not really an open position at all. Stay away. Don't get your hopes up.
    • Well, that explains the insanely early deadline. Nice way to weed folks out on a technicality.
    • Thank you for posting this stuff about the internal candidate. I've been to other sites where, at the end of the job search season, said wiki has who got the position and identifies "internal hire," "spousal hire" etc... It's very helpful. That said, did two separate people post this and confirm the information? Thanks.
    • The original ad includes the language about the "internal candidate" and a second poster confirmed it."
    • Today's (10/1) job list states that interviews for the MLA have already been scheduled!
    • 10/8: Note the following, posted at 20-21 c. American: "1) The position has a rolling deadline; review of applications was set to start Oct 1, 2010; 2) The pulldown menu box in the JIL ad stating "MLA interviews have already been scheduled for this position" was incorrectly checked. The search committee has not yet even begun review of applications. 3) Also note the JIL ad has been corrected to state the successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2011, not August 2010 --Jim Simon, department chair"
    • If this is a spousal hire, people should be happy about that. Our profession needs to be more relationship/significant other friendly. The last four women, and one male that my home department hired while I was a grad student were all in their mid to late thirties, all single and without significant others. Of course, all of that is fine on the one hand, but our profession has historically not done a good job of enabling or valuing relationships... If Fairfield trying to remedy that historical problem, then good for them.

Flagler College (FL)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/19):

The English Department at Flagler College invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2011 with a specialization in American Literature and a secondary interest in African-American Literature. The teaching load is four classes per semester divided between general education courses and upper-level major courses. Other responsibilities include committee service and student advising.

Requirements include a completed Ph.D. or a documented completion date for ABDs, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and evidence of scholarly production with the promise of continued professional development. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Flagler is a private independent college with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students. The College is located in historic St. Augustine, FL, 35 miles south of Jacksonville and 55 miles north of Daytona Beach.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation with contact information to Dr. Alan Woolfolk, Dean of Academic Affairs, Flagler College, 74 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Application review will begin on December 8. Initial interviews will be conducted at the 2011 MLA Conference in Los Angeles.

Deadline: Dec. 8

Acknowledgment received: 12/15

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: From African American 2011: "MLA interview scheduled: 12/18, 12/19"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, per 3/21 rejection.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at African American 2011 & 20-21 c. American 2011

Fontbonne University (MO)Edit

LINK

Fontbonne University seeks an Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in American literature. Duties include teaching four courses per semester, advising, participating in shared university governance, and working to advance a small but vigorous department that houses majors in English and communication studies. . . . The ability to teach courses in African-American literature, or women's literature, or to supervise teaching certification would be an advantage. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position is advertised pending available funding. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 15. Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Professor Jason Sommer Department of English and Communication Fontbonne University 6800 Wydown Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63105-3098.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview requested 1/29

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled by phone 2/18

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 and African American 2011
  • Does this job exist any more? It's no longer in the JIL, not listed on their HR site, and the link in the chronicle to apply online is broken. Maybe their funding was cut for this position? There should be another 6 days to submit applications...
  • 11/9: According to JIL, the listing "Expired from JIL database 05 Nov 2010" -- I don't think that's necessarily a sign the job is cancelled. The ad is still clearly up on the Chronicle. I'm not sure the online link ever worked, and seems beside the point anyway, as the ad clearly asks for a mailed application. I'm not assuming it is cancelled unless and until someone who applied actually gets a notice to that effect.
  • 11/16: The job is indeed still listed on the University website. I am assuming that the search is still on...
  • 12/5: Ads expire after a certain amount of time. It means nothing.
  • 12/14: I just realized a couple of days ago that I never received a confirmation that my materials arrived at Fontbonne. Have people received the obligatory email or letter that their applications have landed safely at the school?
  • 12/16: Heard through the grapevine that the search committee met last week. They will not be interviewing at MLA, but will be contacting people in January for phone interviews.

Franklin College SwitzerlandEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Franklin College Switzerland seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Literature beginning fall 2011, pending funding.The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., with expertise in 19th and 20th-century North American literary studies and a secondary focus in creative writing or a non-western literature. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship and a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in literary studies, lead academic travel, and maintain an active research agenda. Preference will be given to candidates with European experience and a working knowledge of a Swiss language. Please submit electronically a letter of application, a cv, and recent teaching evaluations to litsearch@fc.edu by November 10, 2010. For more information see http://www.fc.edu/

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/18 (x2)

Rejection Letter: 12/5 rejection email (130 applicants)

  • Has anyone else still not heard anything? Did only a few rejection letters go out?
  • I'm the person who received the rejection mentioned above, but only because I corresponded directly with the (very kind) search committee chair about something else. From what I understand, if you didn't get a request for a writing sample on top of the dossier request, you are unfortunately no longer on the short list, which was initially narrowed to about 20 people. And now that campus interviews have been scheduled, I think the decisions have pretty much all been made. Sorry if this is bad news, but I'm in the same boat.
  • Ah, gotcha. Thanks so much for the info.

Phone interview scheduled: Franklin College, Switzerland (phone 12/6-7; campus interviews requested) - per 20-21 c. American 2011

Campus interview scheduled: yes, see above

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

They must have wanted someone with a 20th-century Am. lit. focus, rather than 19th. Good luck to those flying out there!

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 & CreativeWriting 2011

Hendrix College (AR)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Department of English at Hendrix College seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialty in pre-1900 American literature. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2011. In addition to courses in pre-1900 American literature, other teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced writing, introductory literary studies, and an interdisciplinary liberal studies course required of all first-year students."

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by Friday, November 5, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/6 x2, 12/7 x4

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13x2

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: no

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Did they fill this position last year?
  • According to Early American 2010, offer was declined.
  • for the person with the interview: did they request materials from you, or did they simply call you to interview? [Answer: they did not request additional materials; they just called for the interview]
  • So I guess we can assume that this is it, folks? [sadly crosses off name from list] x2
  • any news of a job offer, here? A: my understanding is that they offered it to someone, who declined.
  • any sense of that timeline? last week? week before? thanks for the info!

Hillsdale College (MI) - 2 positionsEdit

From MLA JIL (10/13):

Hillsdale College, an independent, four-year institution with a traditional liberal arts mission, seeks applications for two entry-level tenure-track positions beginning August 2011. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester as follows: a. two courses in a “Freshmen Rhetoric and the Great Books” sequence; b. a survey course in English or American literature or an upper-level course in English or American literature. Generalists in British and American literature are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to those prepared to teach Restoration to Romantic literature (1660-1830), Victorian to Modern British literature (1830 to the present), or Colonial and Federalist American literature (1607-1820). Other desirable attributes include a solid blend of teaching, research, and service preparation, and a strong commitment to a traditional liberal arts mission. Send a letter of application that presents (a) evidence of strong undergraduate teaching skills (b) a discussion of the philosophy behind such teaching and (c) a detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp ) that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of its commitments. The application must also include a curriculum vitae, three up-to-date letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of the completed application. All materials must be received by December 1, 2010. Interviews will be conducted at the Los Angeles MLA Convention January 6-9, 2011. Send materials to Dr. Michael M. Jordan, Chair, Department of English, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242. (517) 437-7341.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/27 x1 (sad, I liked this place..)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011: "I heard today (12/21) that they're skipping the MLA, and going directly to campus visits."

Campus interview scheduled: 12/21 (invitation by phone), per Romanticism page.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Huntingdon College (AL)Edit

From MLA JIL (1/7): Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama, http://www.huntingdon.edu, is currently seeking applicants for Assistant Professor of English, with specialization in American Literature. This tenure track position begins August 2011. A Ph.D. in English Literature or a closely related field is required. Evidence of excellent college-level teaching experience is desired. The successful candidate shall be expected to teach four classes per semester (12 hours), including freshman composition and American literature at all levels. Additional duties include directing Senior Capstone projects; advising students academically & assisting them regarding graduate school & career opportunities; serving on committees & fulfilling administrative duties as assigned by the Dean of Faculty and/or Department Chair. Possibility of teaching in the college's accelerated evening degree-completion program. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching in the liberal arts tradition, participation in professional organizations & development opportunities, and cultivation of professional rapport with students, colleagues, & alumni in a small college environment.

Send letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; the names, addresses, phone numbers & email addresses for at least five professional references; a brief statement of teaching philosophy; & copies of academic transcripts to: Dr. Kyle Fedler, Faculty Search (English); Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Huntingdon College; 1500 E. Fairview Avenue; Montgomery, Alabama, 36106-2148.

Deadline: Review of applications begins January 24.

Acknowledgement received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 1/15/11

Campus interview scheduled: 2/28

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: They have been calling the references of the people on their short list. (2/11)

Louisiana TechEdit

Chronicle

Louisiana Tech University seeks applicants for tenure-track positions in two areas of interest. The first is a specialization in 19th-century American literature. The second is a specialization in 18th-Century British Literature or Romanticism. Secondary interest in literary theory a plus. Salary is competitive. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 2, 2011 and will continue until positions are filled. Position begins September 1, 2011. Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae with the name of three current references and telephone numbers to Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky, Department of English, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272 or send application as an email attachment to dkaczv@latech.edu. Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana System, is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Deadline: review begins May 2

Acknowledgment received: Yes.

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: Anyone hear anything about this place? Just curious.

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2011 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011

Marian University (WI)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Marian University, a premier Catholic university located in Fond du Lac, WI invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in English beginning Fall 2011. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in English composition, American literature, research writing and advanced-level writing and literature for majors and minors in English and English Education. Normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Additional responsibilities include departmental duties, such as advising and writing assessment, as well as school and university-wide service and committee work. Ph.D. or terminal degree in English required. Willingness to support the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the University. Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi for one literature and one composition course, and course evaluations for the last year) and transcripts by January 2, 2011 to: Human Resources, Marian University, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935."

See also: Ad in Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/10/11

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Mary Baldwin CollegeEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Mary Baldwin College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in American Literature, Colonial Period through Realism. Expertise in African American literature essential and expertise in postcolonial literatures welcome. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as scholarship. Teaching load will include 100 semester hours per year of on-line instruction as well as four on-campus courses, two of which will be freshman-level writing classes."

Deadline: Review begins November 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview (12/10)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Marymount University (VA)Edit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in early through 19th-century American literature. We seek a teacher and scholar of wide-ranging expertise, and we are especially interested in candidates with experience multicultural literature or literature of the Americas broadly defined. In addition to upper-division and graduate courses in their specializations, literature faculty also teach survey courses and liberal arts core courses as well as writing at all levels, including first year composition. The department values teaching interests in interdisciplinary areas (such as gender or cultural studies) as well as innovative approaches to teaching with technology.

LINK

Deadline: November 8 (review of applications begins October 15)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/16 (e-mail)x5

Rejection Letter: 12/13 x2, 2/13 (via mail, after MLA interview)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: via email 12/3 x3

Campus interview scheduled: 1/28 x2

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

This from the search committee: We are in our final stages of determining MLA interviews; this week (second week of December), all applicants will either be receiving a physical letter or a preliminary email interview request to be followed up with a phone call.

Any news? (12/13)

I'd be interested to know if those getting interviews are nineteenth-century people - anyone get an interview who works on pre-1800 material? (X3)

Messiah CollegeEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Messiah College invites applications for a term tenure-track position as assistant professor of English beginning in August 2011. This position will specialize in 19th-century American literature, with secondary expertise in 20th-century American literature. Ability to teach writing for digital media or ability to diversity our curricular offerings in American literature is desirable. This position also requires teaching first year seminar and general education literature, advising, and participation in departmental governance. Evidence of strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition and to scholarly research is expected. PhD required at time of employment. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. . . Application forms may be accessed at http://www.messiah.edu/offices/hr/forms/Faculty_Empl_Appl.pdf. Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church."

Acknowledgment received: 10/18 (email)

Request for Additional Materials: 10/18 (email)

Rejection Letter: 2/2 (email)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 10/29 (phone call)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Northern Arizona University (lecturer)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/24):

Northern Arizona University seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer in pre-20th-Century U.S. literature, beginning in Fall 2011. The expected teaching load is 4/4, including (at the undergraduate level) such courses as Survey of American Literature from Colonial Times to 1865, Survey of American Literature from 1865-present, American Poetry, and seminars and graduate courses in 19th-Century American literature. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a completed dissertation in pre-20th-Century American literature by date of employment. Preferred Qualifications: A record of successful experiences teaching undergraduate literature; evidence of potential for graduate instruction and mentoring; research and publication activity in the field; course development in the candidate’s area of specialization; ability to work well with a diverse student body. Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Salary: $40,000 to $41,000 per academic year, plus benefits. To apply, please send a letter of interest, short writing sample, curriculum vitae, academic transcript, letters from three academic references, and, if available, sample syllabi, and evidence of effective teaching. The review of applications will begin on December 20, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Please send applications to: Ms. Beverly Cleland, American Literature Search Committee, English Department, Northern Arizona University, Box 6032, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6032. NAU is an EO/AA Institution. http://hr.nau.edu/node/2796&job_req=558582

Deadline: Review begins Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: you know, I was going to apply for this job but, damn, they want a PhD to teach a 4-4 load and they are not offering the going market rate for that - not even close. So, yeah, the job market may make one desperate. But not this desperate.

  • What they're really looking for here is an indentured slave. Disgraceful salary for a 4/4 position. One would have to be insanely desperate to even consider this joke factory. Try raising a family in Flagstaff with a 40K salary and you'll soon find yourself swelling the ranks of the soup kitchens. The median home price is $282,000.

Northern Illinois UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL;

"The Department of English seeks to fill a tenure-track, nine-month continuing position, subject to funding, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialty in American literature before 1830. The candidate must be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in early American literature, along with other courses in the undergraduate curriculum"

Deadline: Complete applications must be RECEIVED on or before November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: via snail mail 11/8

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/10 (mail) (x3)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: (via email 11/29 x3)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made: 2/14 (candidate declined)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

for the interviewee, did you get a request for materials before the interview was scheduled?

--I second question above. Job has only been closed for two weeks and did not require letters of recommendation/writing sample up front. Anything's possible though, and a search committee could schedule an MLA interview without LORs, etc. Just seems odd.

  • No, I didn't get a materials request.
  • huh. this process never ceases to mystify me. well, congrats on the interview!
  • A confirmation letter via snail mail was sent that stated that recs & scholarship would only be requested from those candidates who were invited to interview.

Did any one else NOT get an acknowledgement. Worried...

Notre Dame (University of)Edit

LINK

"Assistant Professor, American literature before 1900. Breadth and interest in various genres desirable."

Deadline: Application review begins Oct 1, 2010, and continues through October

Acknowledgment received: 9/29 via e-mail (e-mailed application) (x2), 10/06 same, via snail mail w/ institutional diversity form (10/15) (x1) (11/8)

Request for Additional Materials: letters and writing sample requested 11/4 x 4

Rejection Letter: 11/15 (via letter) (x13) (Truthfully, I'm just glad to hear now instead of March 2012. More search committees should follow ND's early rejection letters.)

  • Yes, it is good to know. Glad to know I'm in good company.
  • Breakdown of the rejected? I'm ABD, first time on market; VAP; PhD (2009) teaching in a lecturer post; also ABD; also ABD, first time on market; ABD, first time out; also ABD, first time on the market, ABD first time, PhD assistant professor.

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Oklahoma State University (VAP) Edit

One-year appointment, beginning August 2011. PhD in English or related area, with focus on American literature. Publications and teaching experience required. Teaching load 3 courses per semester. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 23, 2011. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the positions are filled.

Send letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript to Carol Moder, Head, Department of English, Oklahoma State University, 205 Morrill Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-4069. Filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: May 23

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Oregon State University (Literature, Science and Technology)Edit

Link to University Job Site (posting #0006235)

Assistant Professor in Literature, Science, and Technology

From MLA JIL:

A full-time (1.0 FTE), nine-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Literature, Science, and Technology beginning in Fall, 2011. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Significant teaching experience and demonstrated scholarly innovation, commitment, and publication strongly preferred. A typical teaching load would be five courses (2-2-1 or similar three-term arrangement) and might include Science Writing, Historical Textualities of Science, Science and Travel, Language and Environmental Science, etc., with emphasis on 18th-21st century Anglo-American and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Deadline: 11-12-2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/1 (x2)

Rejection Letter: very kind email informing not selected for MLA interview (12/10)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 (phone)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

are there other people out there like me who haven't heard anything?

Pitzer College (California)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "'Pitzer College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2011 in 19th and 20th Century American Literature, with a specialization in Chicana/o-Latina/o literatures. Also desirable are research and teaching interests in gender and sexuality, queer theory, and/or film and literature."'

Deadline: November 1, 2010 or until the position is filled

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Pomona College (California)Edit

Subfield/description: "Assistant Professor of English: Asian Diaspora. Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in literature relevant to histories of contact/migration between Asia and the Americas. We welcome interdisciplinary scholarship and ped...agogy. Attractive secondary interests include drama and performance studies, postcolonial or transnational literary theories and comparative diaspora studies. Ability to teach in the nineteenth century is also a plus. PhD in hand or expected by September 2011. Department faculty teach two courses per semester, and are eligible for a one-year junior research leave, regular sabbatical leaves, and generous research support. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and project outline to ENGL2010Search@pomona.edu."

Deadline: complete applications received by October 15 will receive full consideration.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: According to Other Ethnic American 2011: "Interview scheduled (via email) 12/9 (x2)"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Can't find link yet, ad was passed to me by a friend who has a friend on the Pomona faculty.

  • It was posted on the MLA JIL today (Sept. 24 update).

Princeton UniversityEdit

LINK

"19th-20th - century American Literature. Candidates with expertise in theory and/or visual culture are especially welcome."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Acknowledgment received: Automated acknowledgment from HR system received: 10/20

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/22 (email) (x3)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview by e-mail (12/17) (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: campus visit by phone 1/7

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything about this position at all?

Rice University (Lecturer in 19th c. American Lit.)Edit

From MLA JIL (Feb. 11):

The Department of English at Rice University invites applications for a one-year appointment, possibly extendable to two years, as a full time Lecturer in 19th-Century American Literature. We welcome an emphasis on the period before 1840. Appointment will begin July 1, 2011, and Ph.D. in hand is required before teaching duties begin in late August, 2011. Teaching load is 2/2 with a possibility of teaching in our doctoral program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and at least three recent letters of reference should be sent to: Cary Wolfe, Chair, Department of English, MS-30, P.O. Box 1892, Rice University, Houston TX 77251-1892. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Telephone interviews will be conducted in February and March.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 2/23 (email)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 3/7 (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Search completed, via rejection email 4/4.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Rhode Island CollegeEdit

From MLA JIL 10/29: Assistant professor, American literature. Anticipated vacancy at Rhode Island College beginning fall 2011, pending funding approval. Full-time, tenure track position in American literature of the 19th or 20th century. Requirements include Ph.D. in English with specialization in American literature of the 19th or 20th century. Preferred: college teaching experience; subfield in literary theory or film. The successful candidate will teach the department’s offerings in American literature of the 19th or 20th century, 200-level introduction to the major courses, and general education courses. An ongoing commitment to scholarly work, to student advising, and to departmental and college service is expected. Application deadline: January 7, 2011. IMPORTANT: for full job description, including additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu.

Deadline: Jan. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: writing sample and teaching statement(1/10, 1/12)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Saint Louis University (MO)Edit

Link

"Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English. Evidence of teaching excellence and research potential required. The person hired for this position will be the English Department Faculty Liaison for a long-established advanced college credit program in regional high schools (1818 Program). The Department seeks applicants who can demonstrate involvement in English Education, with research and teaching interests in medical narrative and fiction from 1700 to the present. Current department teaching load 2/2, with possible reduction for administrative service. The English Department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs, and an undergraduate medical humanities certificate. Start date: August 2011. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by August 2011. All candidates must submit a letter, c.v., and writing sample online at http://jobs.slu.edu/."

Deadline: November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 10/27

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, according to Romanticism page.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaEdit

From MLA JIL (2/18/11):

The English Department at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota invites applicants for an entry-level tenure-track assistant professor position in American Literature beginning August 2011. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a specialization in 19th and/or 20th-century American literature and expertise/interest in teaching African-American and/or Ethnic American Literature. All department members teach lower-division writing and general education courses. Normal course load is 4/4. Please see position requirements and apply at www.smumn.edu/jobs .

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: By e-mail on 3/18

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Skidmore CollegeEdit

"tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specializations in nineteenth-century American literature and Queer Theory, to begin September 2011. As part of a 3/2 teaching load, the successful candidate will teach a course on Queer Theory each year in the Gender Studies program and will occasionally offer English courses that can be cross-listed with Gender Studies."

LINK

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2010

Acknowledgment received: Automated acknowledgment from HR system received 9/27, same 10/11, same 10/15 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials: Writing Sample & References requested 10/14 (x2), same 10/18 (x2), same 10/22, same 10/26 (x2) 10/28

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA by phone (12/15 x4)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/22

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Confirmed inside hire.

Southern Arkansas UniversityEdit

"Tenure-track position to begin August 2011. Specialization in one or more of the following areas desired: secondary English education (with experience in teaching at the secondary level), composition and rhetoric or American literature. Duties include teaching freshman composition, sophomore world literature courses, and upper division English courses in area of expertise; scholarship and service are also expected."

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: by mail (10/12)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Southern Illinois University CarbondaleEdit

"Assistant Professor in late-eighteenth or nineteenth-century American literature and culture."

LINK

Deadline: December 1, 2010, or until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/4 (x2), 11/8, 11/12 (x2), 11/19 (x3), 11/22 (x2), 11/23, 12/4 (x5)

Rejection Letter: 1/31

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview 12/14 (phone) (x8)

Campus interview scheduled: campus visit scheduled by e-mail

  • do you mind telling us when the visit was scheduled?

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • To those offered interviews on 12/14, were any of you contacted for more materials last week?
  • No--my materials request was back in November
  • has anyone who interviewed with SIU heard anything back from them re: a campus visit?
  • No, but I heard the SC was meeting the week following MLA.

Southern Methodist UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL:

"We seek a tenure-track professor of Early American literature and culture at the beginning or advanced assistant professor level, to start Fall 2011. All approaches to the study of pre-nineteenth-century American literature and culture are welcome. The Ph.D. from a literature department, American Studies, or Ethnic Studies program must be completed no later than August 1, 2011. For full consideration, applicants must send a CV and a letter outlining teaching and research interests to Professor Ezra Greenspan, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750435, Dallas, Texas 75275-0435, postmarked no later than October 22, 2010, although the search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Send no writing sample at this time. We will be interviewing at MLA and will notify applicants of our employment decision once the position is filled."

Acknowledgment received: 10/14 (e-mail), same (10/21), same 10/25

Request for Additional Materials: 10/25 (email x5) 10/27 (email x2) 10/29 (email x2) 11/3 (email)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/1 (x5)

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled via phone 01/07

Offer made:

Offer accepted: According to a rejection email received on 2/15, the position has been filled.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

St. Bonaventure UniversityEdit

Assistant professor, tenure track, to start in January, 2011 or Fall, 2011. Specialization: Early American Literature. Expertise in Early American Literature and the American novel to 1865, with particular attention to literature's aesthetic, social, and political contexts, is required. Desired subfields within the period include popular literature and its media conditions, literature and democracy, religion, race and gender. Outside the early American period, interests in creative writing, film studies, or interdisciplinary interests appropriate to our core curriculum are equally welcome. In addition to Early American courses, the successful candidate will be expected to teach composition and critical thinking as well as work closely with undergraduate majors and graduate students in a multifaceted MA program. Required: Ph.D., evidence of effective teaching, evidence of scholarly achievement and potential. Undergraduate/graduate teaching load of four courses (12 credit hours) per semester.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 11/19/10)

Acknowledgment received: 11/29, 12/3, 12/13

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: (MLA interview, by phone, 12/28 x2), 12/29

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

No one has heard anything about campus visits yet? I figured they would've made up their minds by the end of this week at the latest ...

I didn't have an interview with them but got an email recently letting me know that "We will know more about where the process stands after the next two to three weeks have passed." That was 10/22.

Rumor has it that they will be making an internal hire 2/4

Texas A&M University-Corpus ChristiEdit

MLA JIL:

Visiting Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in Early American Literature (preferred) for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters. Teach 4 courses per semester--2 sections of sophomore literature and 2 section of freshman composition in fall. A course in American literature specialty possible for spring. PhD preferred, ABD considered. Application materials must include: (a) statement of teaching philosophy; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) graduate transcripts; and (d) three letters of recommendation. Apply online:https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. Letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Nancy Sullivan, Chair of the English Search Committee, TAMU-CC, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5813 Corpus Christi, TX 78412.

The position will remain open until May 1, 2011. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan, Chair, Department of English, nancy.sullivan@tamucc.edu. More information about the Department can be found at: http://cla.tamucc.edu/english. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and is dedicated to excellence in teaching.

Deadline: May 1


Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 5/5 (via email)

Rejection (after phone interview): 5/18 (via email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

UCLAEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in American Literature before 1900. Candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the field which is now characterized by interdiciplinary approaches and new configurations of interests, including (though not limited to) transatlantic studies, hemispheric studies, print culture and material textuality studies, gender and sexuality studies, visual culture studies, comparative race and ethnicity studies, geographical studies, disability studies, and other innovative frameworks. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20-page writing sample, and dossier including three (3) letters of recommendation to: Ali Behdad, Chair, UCLA Department of English, 149 Humanities Bldg., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530. Application dossiers are due by November 15, 2010; interviews will be held at the MLA Convention in Los Angeles in January."

Acknowledgment received: 11/5 (email), 11/10 and 11/12 (email with institutional diversity link)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview 12/16 by phone (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: campus visit by phone 1/14

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Curious about the breakdown for interviewees: nineteenth-century people vs. pre-nineteenth century people. For those of you with interviews, what is your field? x2

I'm 19th C. X3

Anyone in the 17th/18th century? I've heard there were 11 interviews at MLA. Were most 19th C?

University of Central ArkansasEdit

American Literature Generalist: The University of Central Arkansas English Department seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track generalist in American literature at the assistant professor level, to begin in Fall 2011. The successful candidate may have a specialization in any aspect of American literature. Teaching load will usually consist of general education courses in literature (including world literature), with occasional sophomore level surveys or courses in the candidate's field.

LINK

Deadline: Applications should be received by January 15, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 & Generalist 2011

University of ChicagoEdit

LINK

"The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship in transnational American literatures from candidates with a special interest in the relation of racial formations to media histories and aesthetics from the colonial period to the present. We welcome applications from scholars working in a specific historical period or across periods, but especially from those who are creatively rethinking ethnic studies and its relation to other fields."


Deadline: Nov. 1

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 and Other Ethnic American 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Email 12/15 (3x), 12/16 (3x)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: From 20-21 c. American 2011: "MLA interview scheduled: 12/15"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

i heard that the emphasis here is definitely on media studies but that that could change depending on what they get... i guess that's not really news.

  • Judging by the materials requests posted over at 20-21 c American, they might not have been interested in the "colonial to ..." part of their search.
  • Nice of them to get their rejections out in a timely manner. I loathe getting rejection letters in April for a position I'd given up on months ago.

University of Denver (Lecturer, Poetry)Edit

MLA JIL

Lecturer with a specialization in poetry [14782] The Department of English at the University of Denver is seeking a Lecturer with a specialization in poetry. One year appointment. Desirable sub-fields include 19th and 20th century American poetry; the history of poetic movements; the study of generic traditions; prosody; and/or creative writing. Position carries a teaching load of eight courses per year, distributed over three academic quarters. In addition to introductory and advanced courses in English, applicants will be expected to teach in the University's Common Curriculum, including a First Year Seminar. Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing by the time of appointment. Experience teaching undergraduate students in introductory courses and advanced English courses. Specialization in poetry or poetics. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. You may mail other support materials to Clark Davis, Chair, at Department of English, 2000 E. Asbury, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer. To apply for this position, please visit www.dujobs.org.

Deadline: review begins May 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2011

University of LouisvilleEdit

From MLA JIL:

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

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

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/27 (email x5)11/17 email

Rejection Letter:

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

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

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Comparative 2011 & Anglophone 2011

  • Also posted at Theater 2010-2011
  • (Can I just say this is the coolest fucking position ever created and, long-term, a harbinger of things to come people. Believe it. Less emphasis on historical field, more emphasis on methodology. Kudos to you Louisville)
  • Chill out... What is so different about this position than so many others from the previous years anyway? Harbinger? Really? If you say so...
  • Wow, what a hard to understand HR website! The only document you can upload is the CV, you finish putting in the usual contact and self-identification info, press "submit" thinking you're headed to another page and whamo, you've applied for the job!

University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyEdit

LINK

"Assistant Professor (tenure track) in American Literature prior to the Civil War and/or in US Multi-ethnic literature(s), to begin Fall 2011. Teaching assignment is 2/3 with possibility of teaching in a variety of interdisciplinary programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011

Acknowledgment received: 10/30 (snail mail), 11/10

Request for Additional Materials: Dossier Request via email on 10/12, 10/20, 11/10 (x3), 11/16 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview by e-mail 12/17 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: visit scheduled a few days after MLA

Offer made: Yes (mid-February)

Offer accepted: Yes (2/21)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Did those of you who received the request for the dossier simply get a request for the letters of reference or did they also ask for other materials such as a statement of your teaching philosophy, etc.? Thanks. (12/15)

  • The request I received was for the letters of recommendation and a 25-page writing sample.

University of Massachusetts BostonEdit

From MLA JIL (10/13): "We are seeking an Americanist specializing in literature from 1820-1865 for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include teaching and developing lower division and major courses as well as graduate seminars. Our ideal candidate will be a committed teacher and a productive, innovative scholar with expertise in global and/or interdisciplinary perspectives. We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching engage with the dynamics of race and/or ethnicity. Secondary areas of expertise are of interest to us and should be described. Candidates must have completed the PhD by September 1, 2011. . . . Send cover letter, CV, writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and three letters of reference to Professor Betsy Klimasmith, Recruiting Committee Chair, English Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125."

Deadline: Applications must be received by November 22, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: email requesting application materials be uploaded online to this address: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=21457&jobboard=192 ; apparently they no longer want paper applications

Request for Additional Materials: "Dossier Request" for letters by email (applied before ad changed) 11/18

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/16 by email (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10

Offer made: 2/16

Offer accepted: 2/22

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: A "letters request," beyond the "three letters of reference" initially required by the application?
A: The ad in Oct. on the jil did not ask for letters up front. Received a "Dossier Request" that expressed interest in further pursuing candidacy. I imagine if one applied after they changed the ad to ask for initial letters, one might not hear anything until they decide on interviews.

R. So the "further pursuit" of which you speak is in fact a catching up to the later ad's requirements?
R. In a sense...but, no, the chair didn't take the time to inform me of an incomplete application. It is rather as described and like every other request for more materials I have received. Sorry, I don't mean to produce anxiety--just informing others who may have applied earlier like I did.

did anyone else who applied online for this position get a confirmation email? That application website was a little sketchy; I'm trying to decide whether to email the department and make sure that they received it.

I did receive confirmation that my electronic application was received. If I were you, I would contact the department. I agree with you that the electronic application process was a bit whack.


Q: Does anyone have an update about this position? Are campus visits over? Has an offer been made? (2/22)

University of MississippiEdit

"Tenure-track assistant professor in American literature, 1820-1865. Expertise in poetry and/or ecocriticism desirable. Ph.D. required or in-hand by August 2011. To apply, please visit the UM Human Resources website (http://jobs.olemiss.edu) and complete an online application, attaching letter of application and CV. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until November 1."

Acknowledgment received: HR Automated acknowledgment 10/11(x2)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/8 via email (x4); same 11/9 (X2)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/3 (X2)

Campus interview scheduled: (a friend was called to schedule an interview several days ago); 1/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Heard from someone else today that the offer has been accepted.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Nevada, RenoEdit

"Tenure-track, assistant professor position in late 19th-and/or early 20th-Century American literature. The faculty member will teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in English and in the Core Curriculum, as well as graduate seminars. UNR English faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage as expected in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. Interviews will be held at MLA in Los Angeles. . . Dissertation must focus on late 19th and/or early 20th century American fiction. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2011. . . Desired areas of secondary specialization include, but are not limited to, cultural studies and the study of race, identity, and/or gender."

LINK

Deadline: 11/05/2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: "at least" letters, abstract, and writing sample (11/8) (11/18 x3)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA scheduled by phone (12/15)

Campus interview scheduled: by phone (1/10 x2)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Search cancelled in the face of state budget cuts.

University of Rhode IslandEdit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

Assistant Professor (Critical/Cultural theorist in 19-Century American Literature and Culture): The Department of English at the University of Rhode Island anticipates an opening for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position starting in September 2011. Visit https://jobs.uri.edu to apply by November 20, 2010, and view complete details for job posting # (6000268). Only electronic applications will be accepted and will require the following pdf attachments: Cover letter, a current CV to include one course syllabus, and “Other Document” of a sample of recent scholarly writing. Additional information such as three current letters of professional recommendation and copies of official transcripts should be postmarked no later than November 20, 2010 and sent to: Search Chair, Mary Cappello, Professor of English, Swan Hall, URI, Kingston, RI 02881.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/8 (transcripts)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/20 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Rejection email (2/21) notes recent successful close of search (Q: would appreciate knowing if this poster interviewed for the job or not.) (A: MLA, but not campus.) (Me, too, but didn't receive the rejection email that you did. [x2]) (Apologies, rejection email was in response to ping on my part.)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

--Yes, transcripts were asked for in original ad. Thought I submitted them, but I guess not.

R. Same here. But I should of course prefer to think of their request as expressing further interest in my candidacy, like all the others. . .

Well, they just sent me a request something I thought I had sent too...

--Anyone worried about the fact that the person soliciting the additional materials is writing from a gmail account rather than an official university one, despite the signature line (and department website) indicating that this person has one?

Yes... deeply, deeply worried.

Were the interviews scheduled by phone or e-mail?

I'm wondering about the date of 1/12 as far as a campus visit scheduled. I interviewed for this job and was told during the interview that they could not notify candidates concerning a campus visit until the week of 1/25.

University of TulsaEdit

Senior scholar in 19-century American literature and culture to fill the Chapman Chair in English (via EARAM-L):

The University of Tulsa seeks a senior scholar, commencing January 2012 or August 2012, in 19-century American literature and culture to fill the Chapman Chair in English. Interests in Native American literature and culture are particularly welcome. Both the McFarlin Library’s Special Collections and the Gilcrease Museum of the Americas (which is now under the University’s stewardship) have significant archival holdings in this area. We see English as a broad field with fluid boundaries, encompassing interests in film, creative writing, art, media studies, history of the book, digital humanities, women’s and gender studies, periodical studies and other interdisciplinary areas. Teaching will include departmental courses and graduate seminars, participation in a humanities-based general curriculum and honors program, service on dissertation committees, and direction of dissertations. Letter of application, vita, and contact information for three recommenders should be addressed to Professor Lars Engle, Chair, Faculty of English, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104-3189. Review of applications will begin in March 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin-MadisonEdit

From MLA JIL

"The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to make an appointment at the assistant professor level in early American literature and culture beginning August 2011. This position is part of a joint initiative of UW-Madison and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster humanities research and teaching that crosses intellectual, disciplinary, and territorial boundaries. We especially welcome applicants whose work is informed by the inter-animation of cultures, including global perspectives, transnational print culture studies, religious studies, or discourses of migration and immigration."

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 14, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 11/4 (x2, email) 11/10 (email w/ HR diversity link)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/23, writing sample request 11/29

Rejection Letter: 1/14 (email), 1/28 (email)

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

was the materials request for another writing sample (beyond the one initially requested in the application?

  • Different versions of the job posting asked for different sets of materials--at least one didn't ask for a writing sample.
  • but some of the ads did ask for the writing sample up front, yes? -- Yes, the ad I saw and I replied to asked for an example of scholarly work (25-30 pages) and evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Yes - I am very confused about what these requests are actually requesting. The ad to which I responded called for a writing sample and evidence of teaching excellence. Will those who received a request elaborate on what they originally sent in? ----they asked for a writing sample (I did not send one in originally--it was not listed on the JIL).
  • did everyone who applied receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application? I did not... hmmmm....
  • No, I didn't either. Not a peep from them. ---You should contact them. Especially if you have an email or mail receipt to prove that you sent materials in on time. I just found out that application materials at another university were never received. The search chair forwarded them on after seeing my email submission dated prior to the deadline.

Washburn University (KS)Edit

Washburn University's English Department is seeking an Americanist to join a vital undergraduate Literature program beginning August 2011. Applicant must have a PhD in English by the time of appointment, as well as a record of publication, presentation and other scholarly work. We seek a particular emphasis in 18th/19th American literature, but hope for someone with enough general knowledge to teach survey courses in American Literature I and II. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, as is the willingness to advise and mentor students. Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 150+ English majors. New hire will teach American Literature survey courses, special topics literature courses and composition as part of a four-course per semester teaching load.

LINK

Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2010, or until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 11/24 (via mail; with aff. act. form) x3

Request for Additional Materials: notified I was a finalist/references are being contacted 1/8 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: via phone on 2/25 (heard from reliable source)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Wayne StateEdit

Link

"Tenure-track assistant professorship in American Literature and Culture to 1800. Special areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, inter-American, transatlantic, or comparative approaches; African diasporic literature; Native American studies; and/or the rise of national literary and print cultures."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 10/27

Request for Additional Materials: 11/4 (x3), 11/5 (x2)

Rejection Letter: 11/11 (emailx3)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/6 (email - looks like they're doing them all on Friday, 1/7)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 (by phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: looks like this search failed. No hire.

NOTES AND QUERIES:


11/11--Very impressed by Wayne State's decisiveness in sending out rejections already.

A pity, really, that the market has made us "very impressed" by timely rejections.

Cosign the above.

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