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Alma College - VAP pre-20th c. American Lit.Edit

Visiting Instructor of English, American Literature

The Department of English at Alma College invites applications for a visiting instructor of English, specializing in pre-20th century American literature. This one-year position would include teaching six courses, including composition, introductory literature courses, a survey course, and one 300-level course in an area of expertise. Qualified candidates would be offered the option of a course in Women’s Studies, as well.

Position requires at least a M.A. in English and relevant teaching experience. ABD or Ph.D. strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to liberal arts education at the undergraduate level in an environment emphasizing close faculty-student interaction. Review of applications will start May 21 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should email a letter of interest, vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi from a composition as well as a literature course, and names of three references to: Laura von Wallmenich <vonwallmenich@alma.edu> Chair of English Department, Alma College.

A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Alma is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For more information about the College, visit http://www.alma.edu.

MLA JIL May 11, 2012

Acknowledgment received: 5/18 via email

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Amherst College (2 positions - before 1900) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English seeks to make two appointments in the area of American Literature before 1900. Ideally we will be making one tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level and one appointment at the associate or full professor level, with tenure. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon tenure review. Tenured appointments will carry a share of administrative responsibilities, and at this level, we especially seek candidates with demonstrable administrative experience.

We seek scholars specializing in any period of American literature from “discovery” through the nineteenth century; candidates should also be able to teach across this range. Candidates should have experience teaching in multiple genres/modes/media and should demonstrate a familiarity with the development of American cultural expression in its diverse forms such as comparative ethnic, transatlantic, and hemispheric literary studies. Digital humanities experience and innovative work across media are welcome. Strong commitments to scholarship and to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting are essential. The Department of English is actively engaged in the teaching of writing and in working with a diverse student body. The successful candidate will teach two courses each semester with additional senior tutorials; annual teaching responsibilities include first-year writing-attentive courses, specialized advanced seminars, and open-enrollment courses in American literature.

To apply, please submit as PDFs to https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/369 a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed 30 pages, and the names and email addresses of three individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2011, and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates who submit their materials by November 1, 2011, will be assured full consideration. The positions, which require Ph.D. degrees, will begin in fall 2012. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Acknowledgment received: 9/23 via email, 10/10 via email, 10/21 via e-mail (4), 10/25 via email; 10/26 (e-mail); 11/8 via email (x 2);

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/16 (email) x3; 12/19 (email) x2; 12/20 (email) x4; 12/22 (email) x3

MLA interview scheduled: 11/23 via email ??? was this for the assistant or associate/full position?

  • 12/2 email to schedule a first interview in NYC (for the asst position); email states that in light of the many qualified applicants and the dual asst/assoc search they won't have enough time to interview everyone at MLA so they are holding an east coast round of interviews as well (on the weekend of 12/16-18).
  • Question to the person receiving a NYC interview: Had the committee received your recommendation letters or contacted your recommenders? A: I sent them via interfolio at the time of application.
  • What a bizarre search this is-- I assumed I was bumped, but I got an email today (12/21) asking to set up an interview at MLA. (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: via phone 1/8

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard word of a recommendation being solicited?

  • Yes, immediately upon applying. They updated their requirements to wanting the letters up-front.

Q: Did anyone else (who does not have an interview) not receive this rejection email today? I wasn't contacted about an interview or anything else but also haven't received a rejection. Perhaps my email address was just entered in incorrectly?

  • I'm in same position: no rejection but no interview. They are probably holding us in another tier or haven't gotten around to rejecting, I'm guessing.
  • Same here. (x3)

- 1/8 - Rejection (by phone) after NYC interview for asst position. Tough way to end MLA! (x3)

Q: Did Amherst hire for both positions here? Website shows the full professor hire, but not the assistant professor hire.(8/4)

Auburn University at Montgomery - American Lit to mid-19th c. - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in American literature up to the mid 19th century, to begin Fall 2012. Preference given to candidates with additional strengths in ethnic and/or multicultural literatures. Willingness to teach online courses desirable. 3/3 teaching load with ongoing research and scholarship. English faculty are expected to teach literature surveys as well as writing (freshman and/or junior level). Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English with primary area of focus in early American literature.

Please send letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Eric Sterling, Search Committee Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, Auburn University Montgomery, P. O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023. Applicants must also apply electronically at http://jobs.aum.edu/. AUM is an equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically under-represented groups.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received: 10/21 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 11/18 (phone) x2

Campus interview scheduled: 12/6

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Not sure of the date, but someone was offered and accepted this job. [posted 3/17]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Boston College - American Lit to 1865 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture to 1865. The Boston College English Department seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure‑track , PhD required) in American Literature and Culture to 1865. Applications should include letter, c.v., writing sample (20‑25 pages) and dossier, postmarked by November 4, 2011, and addressed to Suzanne Matson, Chair, Department of English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Please include a self‑addressed postcard for acknowledgement.

From MLA JIl 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received: 11/3 (e-mail) (x2); 11/5 (via returned postcard); 11/8 via e-mail; 11/9 via e-mai; 11/10l; 11/14 (postcard)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email, 12/19 (x6)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (2x by email)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer made and accepted [posted 2/26]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Christian Brothers University (TN) - (Early American Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of American Literature. Ph.D. in English with specialization in American Literature. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: Creative Writing, Digital Rhetoric, Film Studies, or World Literature. The position is tenure track and begins in August 2012 to fill a vacancy left from a retirement. CBU is a Roman Catholic institution of higher education in the tradition of the Christian Brothers. It is a private, comprehensive university emphasizing excellence in teaching and attention to the whole person in a values-oriented, interfaith educational community. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including freshman composition and introductory literature courses, and usual non-teaching duties. Send letter of application, vita, and three letters of reference to Human Resources at hrjobs@cbu.edu. Application will be acknowledged by email. Application review will begin November 15, 2011. Interviews of screened candidates will be held at MLA. Christian Brothers University is a private, Catholic, Lasallian university and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

MLA JIL 10/14/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/2 (e-mail), 11/10 (email stated that review of applications had begun and requested a list of graduate courses, which seems too limited for an additional materials request; perhaps someone can tell me differently)

  • My sense from the email regarding the graduate course list is that they were only asking selected candidates (a good number, perhaps, but not all) and that this would be the only additional materials that were requested -- but maybe that's my too optimistic reading. I think I got this sense from the emphasis in the email on this list helping to determine who would be interviewed at MLA. But this is a best guess at the situation.

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: (x1) <--date? 12/5

Campus interview scheduled: Initial campus interviews have been completed

Offer made: 2/20

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

See also: http://www.cbu.edu/cbu/resources/jobs/AssistantProfessorEnglishAmLit/index.htm

College of the Holy Cross, VAP - 19th & 20th c. American Lit - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full‑time faculty appointment for the 2012‑2013 academic year specializing in Nineteenth‑ and Twentieth‑Century American Literature (ability to teach African‑American Literature a plus). Ph.D. preferred. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Visiting full‑time faculty teach three courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full‑time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Worcester MA 01610. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We invite candidates to learn more about our department at http://academics.holycross.edu/english/.


MLA JIL March 2, 2012

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: [posted June 1]

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Columbia University (19th c. Associate or Full) - OFFER MADEEdit

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: 12/21: I am fairly certain that the three finalists have already come to campus to deliver talks -- but perhaps the search is remaining open in case they don't make a hire.

Offer made: 12/26: An offer was 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 is also posted at Early American 2011

12/12: Has nobody heard a peep about this? Considering the deadline was early September, I'm wondering.....but maybe it's just that most associate/full candidates aren't active on this wiki?

Duquesne University - 19th c. Fiction - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

The English Department at Duquesne University seeks a specialist in Nineteenth Century American Literature, with expertise in fiction preferred, at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), to begin in the fall of 2012. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in 19th Century American Literature and both parts of the undergraduate American Literature Survey. The ability to develop courses at all levels in secondary areas of interest is also desirable. Scholarship or the strong promise of scholarship is required for consideration. Excellent teaching and the publication of peer-reviewed research is necessary for both tenure and promotion. Successful candidates must be able and willing to teach and work with MA and PhD students. The typical teaching load in the department is 5 courses per year. The PhD degree is highly preferred, and completion of the degree is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community. Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of at least three professional references to Dr. Magali Cornier Michael, ATTN: Nineteenth Century American Literature Search, Department of English, 637 College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15282. Applications should be postmarked no later than October 15, 2011. Initial interviews will take place at the MLA convention.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/28 by email (x4); 11/2 via email (x2); 11/3 by email (x3); 11/4 by email; 11/7 (e-mail)

Rejection Letter: 12/5 (x4)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

email 12/13: Search suspended due to "financial exigencies." They hope to get the money for the line and conduct another search next academic year. (x5)

Q: To the person who received a rejection letter: If you don't mind my asking, were you one of those asked to submit additional materials?

A: No, I was not. I never even received an indication that they had received my material at all. I was just notified in a VERY kind if rawther overlong email. If they are telling the truth (and sometimes these rejection ltrs are NOT), the email indicates that they are looking for a WAY young, fresh PhD, maybe even ABD (which I am not) who will augment, not overlap with what their faculty already does (or wants to do). So hang in there, do your research if you do get a call, but remember you can never really game this system (or these people.) I do wish (sour grapes here) they had bothered to write a more specific ad, if they have such specificity in mind. That said -- If you do get called, knock em dead!

A: I got a rejection letter as well and had not been asked for additional materials from them. I know someone who got a request for more materials and hasn't heard anything else yet. So...I think you (the questioner above) are still in the running--good luck!

Eckerd College (FL) - INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Literature, tenure‑track position, to start in September 2012. Ph.D. in English required. Specialization in American literature, preferably poetry (although the position includes teaching in other genres), with possible secondary preparation in one or more of the following: British literature post‑1800, Southern literature, environmental studies, and/or women’s and gender studies, with a demonstrable commitment to both teaching excellence and scholarship. Teach seven courses per academic year at all levels (three per semester and a course with an experiential dimension in January), including American literature surveys and courses in American poetry and fiction. Opportunity to design courses appropriate to areas of specialization.



Participation in an interdisciplinary values‑oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two‑semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send letter of application, CV, recent teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to Prof. Jared Stark, Letters Collegium, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33711. Materials should be postmarked by Oct. 28, 2011; no electronic submissions, please.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Oct. 28

Acknowledgment received: 12/1 (e-mail) x4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/17 (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Anyone heard from Eckerd post-MLA? (1/24)

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Elmira College - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Elmira College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature to begin in July of 2012.

Responsibilities include: Teaching intermediate surveys, upper level courses in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, specialized courses in Mark Twain, and general literature, participating in the college's interdisciplinary freshman studies program, and advising of students.

Elmira College - first to offer a comprehensive curriculum for women, home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies is a small, well-established, residential, liberal arts college in a pleasant community in the Finger Lakes region of New York State (county population 100,000). The College's enrollment continues to be strong. 10% of the current student body graduated first or second in their high school or prep school class, average Class size is 16, and student-faculty ratio is 11:1.

Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 1, 2012. Application deadline: February 1, 2012. To apply: send (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) three professional references with names, titles, and phone numbers to American Literature Search, Dr. Stephen Coleman, Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Elmira College, One Park Place, Elmira, N.Y. 14901 or scoleman@elmira.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: Interviews are in process 5/4

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Emory and Henry College (VA) - American/Appalachian Lit - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor of American/Appalachian Literature. Tenure-track position to begin fall 2012. Ph.D. required. 7-course load. Candidate will teach composition, American literature, Appalachian literature, and courses in general education. Candidate will also direct annual Appalachian literary festival and edit Iron Mountain Review. Please send letter of application, CV, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), teaching evaluations, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Dean Linda Dobkins, Box 947, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA 24327. Postmark deadline: Nov. 14, 2011. Electronic applications not accepted. Interviews at MLA. Emory & Henry is a four-year, Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college of 1000 students located in southwest Virginia. Check our website at www.ehc.edu. Emory & Henry is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates from under-represented ethnic and racial groups are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: 11/23 (by mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: [From 20-21 c. American 2012: "12/6/11 (x2)<--E-mail or phone?by email"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Erskine College (SC) - 1 year visiting position in Early AmericanEdit

The English Department has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Professor of English with specialization in early American literature to begin fall 2012. This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal and tenure track.

Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in several of the following: literary criticism, history and grammar of the English language, young adult literature, Victorian literature, creative writing, journalism, and theater.

Duties: Successful candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and serious scholarship. The normal teaching load, eight courses per academic year, includes freshman composition and introductory literature courses.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, teaching experience, and evidence of serious scholarship. Application Process To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including undergraduate and graduate English courses taken), and three professional references complete with contact information to: jobs@erskine.edu. Please list the job title and specialization area in the subject line of the email.

Chronicle

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received: Oct 10 via email; 10/30 (e-mail from Jesus)

Request for additional materials: 3/1/2012 - Request for more materials--and online application that include essay question about Christian Faith and how that faith informs research and teaching.

Tell them that you pray every night for a job!

My prayers were already answered when I didn't have to take this job.

Well-prayed, comrade. 1 person likes this.

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

NOTE from Medieval page: "Better read the school's mission statement; here's some information of potential relevance to applicants: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/09/08/english_professor_at_erskine_known_for_defending_science_is_fired "

Framingham State University (MA) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Framingham State University English Department invites applications for a tenure‑track position in American literature starting Fall 2012. The position requires expertise in American literature with scholarship and teaching experience in poetry, African American literature, or Latino literature. The teaching load is 3/3 and responsibilities include first‑year writing courses, courses for the English major, American literature survey courses, and upper‑level American literature courses. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in American literature by the time of appointment and should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly and professional growth. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.


To apply online, please submit a cover letter and CV to http://framingham.interviewexchange.com . Dossiers including transcripts and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Carolyn Maibor, Search Committee, English Department, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA 01701. For best consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists will be asked to provide a half‑hour DVD of one of their classes.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received: 10/27 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email 11/28 (x9) Q- generic/group email or personalized? A - Rejection included first name, rest was generic

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 4 campus visits are scheduled

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything about interviews or the DVD teaching demo request (that was mentioned in the original job posting)? I'm wondering if Framingham is on a different timetable and not planning to interview at MLA...

  • I've heard nothing, but I'm thinking that this job is probably a victim of budget cuts.
  • I was asked for the DVD demo around mid-December and submitted it before Xmas. They viewed those, I think, instead of MLA interviews. Haven't heard anything in the interim, though.
  • Thanks for posting that. Even though they didn't ask me for a DVD, it's encouraging to know that the search wasn't cancelled. Good luck!

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Grand Valley State University - 19th c. - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

19th-Century American Literature Assistant Professor.

Grand Valley State University Department of English seeks an assistant professor, tenure‑track, specializing in 19th‑Century American Literature. A variety of secondary specialties or areas of emphasis will be considered. The successful applicant should expect to teach foundation courses in genre studies and literary criticism/theory. Teaching assignments will also include American literature survey courses, as well as upper‑division and graduate courses in earlier American literature. Typical teaching load is 9 hours (three three‑hour courses). PhD required, with proof of excellence in teaching and research. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits competitive. For information, visit http://www.gvsu.edu/english/. Apply online at http://www.gvsujobs.org/. Include cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. The online application system allows candidates to attach documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, please call Human Resources at (616) 331‑2215. Additional information about GVSU is available at http://www.gvsu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 7, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. We plan to interview candidates at MLA in Seattle.
GVSU is a four‑year comprehensive university on two campuses in Allendale and Grand Rapids with 24000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs with a strong teaching focus.


From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 11/1 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/3 by e-mail (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: [From NOTES below: "campus visits were scheduled in January"]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Online Application system assumes you have access to your confidential letters of rec. You have to email the HR folks to see if someone there will receive your dossier as a PDF attachment and they will upload for you. I can't believe the presupposition that candidates will be able to upload their own letters!
  • Online Application system appears to indicate a candidate with an Early American focus, which doesn't seem explicit in this wiki listing. For above note, the Online Application system (now) provides an address to send the letters.
    • JIL still shows the original ad wording (19th c.), but focus does seem to have shifted to the earlier period. Interesting--doesn't cost them anything to update their MLA ad. I wonder why they didn't.
  • Q: Has anyone who interviewed for this job at MLA heard back yet regarding a campus visit?
    • A: No. (x8)
    • If it weren't for Michigan's unexpected budget surplus, I would have explained this lull by saying that the funding for the position was in jeopardy or lost. Now I'm back to the standard "HR screening for diversity takes forever" explanation.
    • Yes, campus visits were scheduled in January.
    • It would have been nice to get a letter of rejection or some kind of notice if the search has been suspended. I guess courtesy, like jobs, are increasingly scarce in these dire economic times.
    • I went to the MLA job interview.  The main interviewer was terrible-- she was completely tuned out.  To make matters worse, she never bothered to send any kind of rejection letter.  I sent emails both to her and to the department chair asking about the status of my application-- I never recieved a response.  Just shameful behavior.

Harvard University (2013?)Edit

This may not be the place for a rumored position, but I heard that Harvard English conducted at least five phone interviews last November to replace an outgoing assistant-level early Americanist. I heard this directly from a Harvard English fac member, albeit not one involved in the search. It's not surprising to hear that the search was not publicly advertised. (I suppose they just picked their likely candidates instead.) This does seem to happen a lot with searches for tenured positions at prestigious universities, but doing this at the assistant level seems very unusual. Can anyone confirm this?

I can confirm that an early Americanist at the assistant level left mid-year for another position. I hadn't heard that they did phone interviews, however.

Q: Is this a position that will be opening in 2013?

Hastings College (NE) - Generalist, with spec. in 19th C. American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

QUALIFICATIONS: Though we will consider candidates who are ABD, preference will be given to those who have completed the Ph.D.

THE POSITION: This is a full-time, tenure-track position for a generalist with an area of specialization in nineteenth- or early twentieth-century U.S. literature. A secondary expertise in another area such as creative writing or composition and rhetoric is desirable. All department members teach lower-division composition and literature courses in our liberal arts program. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester plus a January term course. Willingness to advise and work closely with students is essential. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience; the position includes a full benefit package.

APPLICATIONS: Candidates who meet the qualifications should send a vita, a personal statement addressing why they want to become a member of the Hastings College faculty, and either (1) an official credential file or (2) unofficial transcripts of all college and university work, as well as three letters of reference to Dr. Clark Hendley, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hastings College, 710 N. Turner Ave., Hastings, NE 68901. Phone: (402) 461-7346. Fax: (402) 461-7778. Experienced teachers are also encouraged to submit copies of course syllabi and results of teaching evaluations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be assured full consideration, all materials should be received by February 20, 2012. To find out more about Hastings College, please visit our website at www.hastings.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 20

Acknowledgment received: 2/19

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 3/5

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

High Point University (NC) - 19th c. - OFFER MADE & RESCINDEDEdit

The English Department at High Point University invites applications for a tenure‑track assistant professor position in 19th‑century American Literature, to begin Fall 2012, pending final budgetary approval. Requirements: PhD in English, American Literature, or related field with strong background and scholarship in 19th‑century American Literature; demonstrated potential for creative productivity and evidence of scholarly productivity and professional engagement; commitment to the university’s liberal arts mission and to undergraduate education. Responsibilities: teach three courses per semester in American literature, composition, and first‑year seminars; perform departmental duties which may include curriculum development and serving on both departmental and university‑wide committees; advise students; engage in scholarly research and publication; and other duties as assigned by the department chair.


Please email a letter of application and current vita to Dr. Cara Kozma at litjobs@highpoint.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received: 10/20 via e-mail (x3); 10/24 via email(x2); 11/8 via email

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 (x1)

Rejection Letter: "Dear Candidate. . . it was a pleasure to review your materials." Ah, there's nothing like a personal touch to a letter indifferent to one's name. My complaint is not the letter's formality, but the awkward insufficiency of such formality. Name, please. 12/8 Were you one of the people interviewed? I do think that they places should personally reject candidates at that stage, meaning include names. However, so many of the jobs I've applied to have had hundreds of applicants. I have some sympathy, then, for not being named in rejection notes if I was not interviewed. A. The op's point concerned, I think, the awkward inconsistency of tone. Why say, "It was a pleasure to review your materials" if the "you" appears only as "Dear Candidate"? Your sympathy for "the[s]e places" (or your preference for those interviewed) seems misplaced. I agree with op: either use the name, or refrain from personal gestures. All that aside, good luck to the chosen one for this position.

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 11/22 (x2) Q: Did they ask for additional materials and set up an interview at the same time? Phone or MLA? Request for Skype interview at the same time as requesting additional materials.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Offer made then rescinded after two days with no explanation. (Uhh, Yikes! Write about what happened in Colleges to Fear, please?)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Indiana University East - lit. before 1900 -- OFFER MADEEdit

Academic-year, tenure-track position in English with a specialty in American literature before 1900; earned Ph.D. with an emphasis in American literature before 1900 (completed by August 2012) required; preferred secondary research interests include: creative writing—poetry, professional and technical writing, and/or rhetoric, composition and pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and possibly graduate courses, some online, in American literature, creative writing (if qualified), professional and technical writing (if qualified), and first-year composition; advise students in the English major and minor; participate in department, college, and university service activities and governance; and maintain an active program of writing and research. Experience developing and teaching online courses (or a strong desire to learn) is a plus. A commitment to an active program of research and scholarship is expected.

Application Procedure: Please send a letter of application, including a statement of interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references, as email attachments, preferably as MS Word or PDF documents, to: IUEHR@iue.edu. Please limit submissions to requested materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Chronicle - See also HR posting

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received: 10/17 via email; 11/3 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/13 (x6), phone interview (e-mail)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/4 via e-mail (x2)

Offer made: yes (2/6)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Sense from phone interview was that much of IU-East's growth was in online classes.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - 19th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor, 19th century American Literature: Indiana University of PA invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position for Fall 2012. We seek a specialist in 19th Century American literature to teach in the Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism (M.A. and Ph.D.). Applicants must also be prepared to teach undergraduate writing and literature courses, advise majors, and participate in departmental governance. Expertise in women’s, transatlantic, and/or hemispheric literatures desirable. See http://www.iup.edu/employment for full job announcement and application procedure. For full consideration, completed applications due by November 30, 2011. All applicants must be work eligible. We anticipate screening at MLA or by phone. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/F/V. IUP is a member of the PA State System of Higher Education.

From MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: 11/14 (mail); 11/21 (mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/16 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30 (via phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know the teaching load for this position?
  • Sort of 3-3, with a mandatory summer graduate course as well. A teaching-intensive place for a Ph.D. granting department.
  • It looks like they already have someone who teaches courses in 19th C American lit. Any reason they would seek an additional faculty member in this field?
  • It's a pretty big department, so overlaps are common and not a concern. Also, not all faculty teach graduate courses -- so there are undergrad early American courses/professors as well as grad.

Lebanon Valley College (PA) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Lebanon Valley College invites applications for a tenure track position in the English department to begin fall 2012. A Ph.D. in English is required and evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and scholarly potential. The successful candidate will have strong research interests in American literature, and preference will be given to those with communications or creative writing experience. The 4/4 teaching load will include first‑year writing courses, intermediate level literature, and more specialized upper level courses. 

Requirements and application information can be found on work@lvc.edu . Application materials must be received by November 11, 2011, and interviews will be conducted at the MLA Annual convention. 

LVC is located in south central Pennsylvania. More information about the College can be found at http://www.lvc.edu and the department at http://www.lvc.edu/english.

From MLA JIL 9/15

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received: 11/2 (e-mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/20

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: I was not interviewed at MLA but got a recent email saying they had moved on to their short list (2/9). [Also note: 20-21 c. American 2012 lists campus visit scheduled on 1/25.]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Lewis-Clark State College (ID) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Humanities Division of Lewis-Clark State College seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in English, to begin August 2012. Ph.D., English, necessary at start of employment. Background and experience teaching in early American literature preferred. Strengths in Women's Studies, multi-cultural/multi-ethnic literature, or Native American studies desirable. A record of teaching excellence expected. Course assignments may include some online teaching. All Humanities faculty teach half to three-quarters load in composition and General Education. Submit letter of application, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation to: English Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, Lewis-Clark State College, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501; phone 208-792-2269; fax 208-792-2872. Applications due 1/13/2012. LCSC is an AA/EEO employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 2/16

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (3/2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lindsey Wilson College (KY) - Asst. ProfessorEdit

The Lindsey Wilson College English program invites applications for an Assistant Professor position to begin in August, 2012. Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of first-year writing, general education literature courses, and upper-level courses as needed. Specialization in pre-20th century American literature would be an asset. Individuals with experience with writing across the curriculum programs are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required; 4/4 teaching load. Evidence of strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education required. To apply, send letter of application specifying courses you may already have taught and those that you are qualified to teach, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, list of three professional references, and statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Bettie Starr, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky 42728. Online applications in PDF are preferred: starrb@lindsey.edu. E.O.E.

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted Jan. 25)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

This job is listed as non-tenure-track in the Chronicle. Anyone know whether it is for a certain number of years or if other positions at this school are tenure-track?

  • I interviewed here last year. They have an alternate system to tenure, but still with multi-year contracts and promotion. Basically, it's a permanent job, but they don't grant tenure at the college as a whole.

Lourdes University (OH)Edit

Lourdes University, a private, four-year, liberal arts university sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month faculty position in the Department of English beginning with the Fall 2012 semester.

Growing, integrated department seeks candidates who hold a Ph.D. in English, are able to teach a variety of literature and composition courses, show an interest in curriculum development and collaboration, and have a commitment to the first year student. Specialization in early American and/or American multi-cultural literatures preferred. Excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to service are required. Teaching responsibilities will be 12 credit hours/4 courses per semester. Academic rank will be determined based on overall qualifications of the selected candidate.

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word format only) to resume@lourdes.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE

Chronicle

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 11/10/11)

Acknowledgment received: 11/12 (via email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Luther College - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Luther College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English, a tenure-eligible position beginning Fall 2012. Qualifications: Ph.D. Emphasis in American literature, with strong secondary expertise in creative and/or expository writing, with possible supporting strengths in film or environmental literature. Full-time teaching load of six courses annually, to include one section each semester of Paideia I, the college’s two-semester required common, writing-intensive introduction to the liberal arts. See http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/openings/ for details and application procedures. Review of applications begins November 21, 2011. Interviews will be held at the Seattle MLA convention. On-campus interviews for finalists will be held in early February. An AA/EEO employer; women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received: 11/10 (e-mail x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/16 via e-mail (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: Top six candidates have been selected (via e-mail)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/20 Just received an email saying that a candidate has been hired for this position. (x3)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Missouri University of Science and Technology - before 1900 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Technical Communication at the Missouri University of Science and Technology announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2012, pending funding. Teaching load is three courses (9 hours) per semester. Ph. D. required, with a specialization in American literature before 1900. Missouri S&T is a research university; scholarly publication is required for tenure.

With currently 10 full-time tenure-track lines, the Department of English and Technical Communication offers B.A.s in English and English education, a B.S. in technical communication, a cooperative M.A. in English, and an M.S. in technical communication. Missouri University of Science and Technology (http://www.mst.edu), one of the four campuses of the University of Missouri system, specializes in training undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences and engineering. Missouri S&T is located in central Missouri, about 90 minutes from St. Louis. For further information about the Department of English and Technical Communication, please visit our website at http://english.mst.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2011. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. To apply, please send a letter of application, vita, and three letters of reference. All application materials must be electronically submitted to Missouri S&T's Human Resource Office using the following address: hrsinfo@mst.edu. Acceptable electronic formats that can be used include PDF and Word. Hard copy documents will no longer be accepted. Position is open until filled.

NOTE: All application materials must include the position reference number in order to be processed. Please address your application letter to:

Human Resources Services, Reference Number: R31161, Missouri University of Science & Technology hrsinfo@mst.edu

Applications must be submitted directly thru the Missouri S&T Employment Opportunities website at http://hraadi.mst.edu/hr/employment/index.html

LINK

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: 11/3 (e-mail); 11/9 (e-mail);

Request for Additional Materials: Writing sample 11/17 (x6)

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 11/28 by email (x5)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (phone) x 2

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Looks like VAP does 19th century. Anybody know if this is an insider deal?

Anyone else heard back post-MLA? Safe to assume the VAP is the above campus visit?

If it helps, I was contacted about a campus visit, and I'm not a VAP there.

Check out the "old issues" section of Universities to fear. I have an old grad school friend who teaches there in engineering who has been warning me about the same issues mentioned on that page. I don't know if it will be evident in the on-campus, but I am worried about stepping into a toxic situation.

Very. Weird. Vibe.

Anyone else find these last two updates strange? Is someone with a campus visit really posting such....observations? Regardless, I didn't get a "weird vibe"--to each his or her own.

Ha! I couldn't resist commenting here since these ^^^ are exactly the kind of head games that will make you crazy. Is it an actual candidate? Is it the VAP trying to spook the competition? Someone in another dept. who hates someone in the English dept.? A search committee member actually warning candidates? Or one worried that candidates are being scared off? Someone who didn't get a job here 10 years ago and still resents it? My mother? All of the above or none? AAaaahhhh! Let me be clear: I have no stake in this one, but I do know the feeling of .... not knowing!

Then it's. . . your Mamma! (Sorry, but I too could not resist.) But why is she worried? How did she land the VAP? etc.

Ok, I agree this can become a head game, but when I posted my impressions I was only trying to be honest and share my serious concerns. Yes, "to each his or her own," but I did so in the interest of those on the candidate side of things. I thought this site was all about equalizing the power imbalance that exists when universities and search committees usually hold all the cards. I share my honest impressions and hope that others will share theirs so I can make informed decisions. And frankly, when I said there was a weird vibe I was holding my tongue and trying to chalk things up to one isolated experience from one subjective perspective. Rather than flame any person or malign the school, I will only express my feeling: this department makes me very uneasy. My two cents take it or leave it.

You did the right thing, Big T. Readers are free to use your comments as they will, or as free as the conditions of the job market will allow. This includes, of course, the possibility that "to each his or her own" was playing to the committees who, as we well know, also read the wiki. I am not accusing him or her of this, of course, but merely observing that what the next poster describes as "head games" are in fact the ordinary circumstances of our diverse performances here. Thanks, then, for your two cents.

Northeastern University (MA) - Assistant or Associate Professor - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

​The English Department at Northeastern University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor specializing in American literature. The department has particular needs in the nineteenth century but is open to innovative scholarship from the nineteenth century through the modern and contemporary periods of American literature. We welcome interdisciplinary scholarship that will contribute to the broader field of American Studies at Northeastern. The department is developing expertise in transnational and postcolonial literatures as well as in digital humanities and is participating in a college-wide initiative on the internationalization of the curriculum.

The successful candidate will have regular opportunities to teach in the graduate program (M.A. and Ph.D.) as well as in a vibrant undergraduate major serving close to 300 undergraduates. The teaching load for research faculty is 2/2, and junior faculty members receive pre-tenure research leave support. Successful candidates must have the PhD in hand by the time of appointment, scholarly achievement appropriate to rank, and a strong commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin immediately; for fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 16th. To apply, please visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website, http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/, and click on the Faculty Positions link. If you are viewing this posting through a Northeastern University website, simply click the button below. Applicants will be asked to upload letter, c.v., and writing sample.

FROM MLA JIL (9/13/11)

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received: 10/24 via email; 10/31 (e-mail)

Request for additional materials: 11/22 via e-mail (x4); 11/28 (email); 11/29 (email); 12/5 (email)

Rejection (no interview): 12/22 (x2, 12/26) via email, ONLY after I sent a query. See note on 20th C American entry.

MLA interview scheduled: 12/22 by phone

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Since this job asked for writing sample upfront, was the additional material requested another sample? Or letters of rec?

A: Letters of recommendation. (x5)

Q: They didn't use the reference contact information in the original application? In other words, did they directly ask you to supply the letters? Thanks.

A: They emailed and asked me to direct the recommenders or a dossier service to send letters directly to the search committee. (x5) Not sure why they didn't contact referees directly.

Q: If folks who have been contacted for recs don't mind, could you let us know whether you applied at the Assistat or Associate level? Just hoping to get a little better sense of how the search has developed. Thanks very much.

A: I applied at the advanced assistant level (currently in 5th year of tenure track elsewhere).

A: I'm mid Associate level.

A: I got a letters request and I'm ABD, so they are, apparently, considering ABD's and fresh PhD's. However, my profile exactly fits the desired subspecialties, so that may have something to do with it. (x2)

A: 1 1/2 years out of PhD.

Q: If the person being interviewed doesn't mind answering: what is your rank?

A: Advanced asst.

Q: Has anyone heard anything post-MLA?

A: I too had expected to hear something by this point. I wonder if logistical issues are holding them up, or if there's no one on the wiki who made it to the visit stage? It would be nice to know one way or another. They seemed like a very well-organized committee, so that's why I'm inclinded to believe they've been held up by something beyond their control.

A: Rumor has it that campus invites have gone out.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Old Dominion University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Professor of Early American Literature (rank open, tenure-track) to teach in undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs starting August 2012.

Requirements: Ph.D. in English, dissertation and publications in Early American Literature, evidence of successful university teaching. Expertise in using Digital Humanities for Early American scholarship highly desirable. Additional expertise in Transatlantic Studies and/or Native American Studies desirable.

Send letter of application, vita, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Dana Heller, Chair, Department of English, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529. Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2011 and continue until position is filled.

LINK (HigherEdJobs)

Deadline: review begins Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/31 (mail); 10/26 (mail); 11/16 (mail)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/2: "made first cut," request for materials, schedule phone interview

Rejection Letter: Dated 12/16, but postmarked 1/9.

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: phone interview on 11/14

Campus interview scheduled: 12/13

  • When's the visit scheduled for/what's the time frame?

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Got a letter informing me someone else had taken the position. [posted 2/14]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any additional info? Did just one person hear back / get interviewed?

Can't tell you how many they're interviewing--but I can tell you that they're not interviewing at MLA and are, in fact, trying to make a hire before the convention.

Did anyone else get a hard copy letter (11/11) directly from the department insisting you fill out the affirmative action survey? I have no objection to it, but I thought this was odd.

Oklahoma Baptist University (pre-1865)Edit

Assistant or Associate Professor of English: American Literature. The Division of Language and Literature at Oklahoma Baptist University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor of English, a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2012. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in pre-1865 American literature. Candidates must also be able to teach other upper- and lower-division offerings in English, including first-year composition and a sophomore-level, team-taught Western Civilization sequence. Other duties include committee work, student advising, and departmental tasks as assigned.

This position requires a Ph.D. in hand before August 2012. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate commitment to the ideals of Christian Liberal Arts education and will be an active member of an evangelical congregation.

Applicants should submit a C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Mike Johnson, Director of Human Resources, Oklahoma Baptist University, Box 61141, Shawnee, Oklahoma, 74804. The division will take applications until the position is filled, but we plan to interview at the 2012 MLA conference in January.

From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Portland State University - 19th & 20th c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at Portland State University seeks an Assistant Professor specializing in 19th & 20th Century American Literature and culture in English to start September 16, 2012. Successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses in literature and culture from the 19th & 20th century as well as core courses in support of the English and University Studies curriculum. Ph.D. from a literature department or appropriate area studies program required for this position. 2/2/2 courseload; salary competitive ($50,265 minimum) and excellent benefits. Send letter, C.V., writing sample and three letters of recommendations to Chair, American Lit. 19 & 20th Century Search Committee, Department of English, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland OR 97207-0751. All application materials must be received by November 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in January, 2012. Additional information at http://www.pdx.edu/hr/faculty-administrative-openings. Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/14

Campus interview scheduled: ~1/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [2/18 note from 20-21 c. page indicates an offer has been verbally accepted]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

FYI: Today, 12/19, I received one of those requests for affirmative action info, and the email indicated that they had not completed their decisions on whom they will interview; it also said that they would notify me when I was no longer under consideration. So perhaps more people will get interview invites. (x5)

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Rhodes College - before 1850 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

The English Department at Rhodes College seeks a specialist in American Literature before 1850 to join the Department at the level of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will join a department of active scholars and creative writers who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is 3/2.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialty in American Literature in hand or expected by August 2012. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence as well as a strong record of and potential for continued scholarly productivity and publication. Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. We will begin reading applications on October 14. Completed applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation.

For additional information contact: Professor Marshall Boswell, Chair boswell@rhodes.edu

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: review begins Oct.14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: Skype interviews were held in early November and campus interviews were to be scheduled soon after. Search is supposed to be done before the end of the semester. No knowledge of whether campus interviews were scheduled or whether they have already occurred.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • They have a trailing spouse VAP in this field (check his CV, not the website) who seems qualified for the job. They are probably required to do a national search before making a spousal hire, but that sure makes things hard for the spouse, not to mention the rest of us. I'm applying, and you should too, but don't get your hopes up.

Rutgers University - US Literature 1860-1945 - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in US Literature 1860-1945. The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in US Literature 1860-1945. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3100 ).

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/7

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/21 (by phone)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Saint Martin's University (WA) - 18th / 19th c. Americanist - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Saint Martin's University, a private Catholic, Benedictine university located in western Washington, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English beginning August, 2012. We are seeking an engaging 18th and 19th century Americanist, who is also a dedicated Composition professor. Teaching a 4/4 load with small classes, the ideal candidate will be an excellent classroom instructor, able to teach a broad range of courses in both American literature and Composition, and have an active scholarly agenda. Ph.D. required by time of appointment, as is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint Martin's.

To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine Values in an Educational Environment, we provide the following link to a well written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.

Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications, and comes with a standard benefits package.

Please send letter of interest, current c.v., unofficial copies of graduate transcript(s) and 3 letters of recommendation to Laura Hoff, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Martin's University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Electronic submissions in .pdf or Word format are also welcome, and should be sent to lhoff@stmartin.edu. Ms. Hoff may be reached by telephone at (360) 438-4564. Guaranteed consideration will be given to applications received by November 21, 2011; the position will remain open until filled. Interviews are planned for the MLA Annual Convention. Questions and inquiries may be addressed to Professor Stephen X. Mead, Acting Chair, Department of English, by email or telephone at smead@stmartin.edu or (360) 438-4336, respectively.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received: 11/2 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/1 (phone); 12/8 (email)

Rejection after interview: 1/17 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Shippensburg University - 19th - early 20th c. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in English (Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature)

The Department of English at Shippensburg University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature beginning in August 2012. The teaching load per semester will include majors’ courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, literature surveys, and first-year writing courses. Additional responsibilities are those included in the faculty contract such as advising, service to the University and the profession, as well as engagement in scholarly work.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English by appointment date. A demonstration of teaching effectiveness will be required as part of a successful on-campus interview. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Evidence of a commitment to understanding diverse populations will be required as part of the on-campus interview. Preferences: Composition and multicultural American literature teaching experience is highly desired. A commitment to undergraduate education, university service, cultural diversity, and scholarly activity is highly desired.

Qualified candidates should send as PDF attachments a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial for application, official prior to an interview) to Dr. Erica Galioto at edgalioto@ship.edu. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 12/2/11

Deadline: Jan. 3

Acknowledgment received: 12/12 (e-mail); 12/13 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: [From 20-21st c. page: "I had a phone interview on 1/20, but haven't heard a thing since."]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/3

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Does anyone know the teaching load for the position? The faculty research productivity is considerably higher than I'd expect for a 4-4 school, but when an ad for a public teaching university doesn't state load numerically, that's what I assume it is.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Southeast Missouri State University - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - SEARCH RECLASSIFIED AS NON-TTEdit

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate composition, introduction to literature, American literature survey courses, or general education courses
  • Teach the equivalent of 12 hours per semester
  • Advise students
  • Participate in committee work and professional organizations

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in English with an emphasis in American literature or a closely related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above
  • Demonstrated ability for scholarly publications or creative work
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to incorporate technology in the classroom
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multicultural populations and awareness of the issues affecting women and minorities

Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic academicians able to develop and maintain academic quality verified by measured student learning. Southeast seeks candidates who will embrace and promote innovative methods of course delivery, appropriate applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods.

Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of English can be found at: http://www.semo.edu/english/

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience. The University provides an excellent benefits package including retirement, medical, sick leave, holidays, individual and dependent tuition benefits.

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2012, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 9, 2012.

Required Information: To apply submit the following items via e-mail to facultyjobs@semo.edu or mail to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701:

  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications and how you learned of this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names, current telephone numbers, addresses, and updated e-mail addresses of three professional references

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

Deadline: March 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

NOTE from 20th c. American page: "3/14 Received email saying the search had been reclasified to be a non TT lecturer position with 5/5 teaching load and asking applicants to re-apply if interested."

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia, Canada) - 19th c. British and/or American - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in 19th-century British and/or American literature. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise spans the nineteenth century. A secondary expertise in one or more of the following fields is desirable: gender studies, American literature before 1800, and film studies. Ours is a dynamic department that values teaching and research and that is proposing a new curriculum designed to facilitate innovative approaches to the teaching of literature. The appointment begins July 1, 2012. A completed PhD by the time of appointment is strongly preferred.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a writing sample (25 pp. maximum), a teaching dossier (sample syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations), and letters from three academic referees should be addressed to: Dr. Paul A. Marquis (Chair), Department of English, St. Francis Xavier University. Electronic submissions encouraged (stfx.english.search@gmail.com). Regular mail: P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5. Consideration of applications will begin on October 24, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. St. Francis Xavier University is committed to employment equity, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Oct. 24

Acknowledgment received: 10/26 (e-mail) x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview scheduled for the 19th c. Brit Lit position (see that page)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Q: I suppose nobody's watching this one, but did any Americanists get any traction here? I'm wondering why they bothered posting it as American OR British if they actually wanted a British Lit person.

A: Invitations for campus visits were extended to both British lit scholars and Americanists.

St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeEdit

St. Thomas Aquinas College, a small private liberal arts college in Rockland County, NY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. Position begins in January or September 2012; please specify available hire date in your letter. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in English and preparation in American Literature as well as in Composition, including first-year writing and writing-intensive sophomore surveys; experience in writing program administration a significant advantage. Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Please send cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, sample composition prompt, and 3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses your teaching, to Dr. R. Murray, Chairperson of Humanities.

Postal Address: Dr. R. Murray, Chairperson of Humanities, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976

Phone: 845.398.4125

Fax: 845.398.4224

Online App. Form: http://www.stac.edu/jobs.htm

Email Address: humanresources@stac.edu

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received: 11/4 (mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Q: Has anyone heard anything about this position?

Syracuse University - Associate Professor, late 19th c.Edit

The English Department at Syracuse University seeks an advanced scholar to hire as an Associate Professor specializing in mid- to late-nineteenth-century American literature and culture, possibly but not necessarily with a focus on race and ethnicity.

Responsibilites: Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advise, and produce scholarly work in mid- to late-nineteenth-century American literature and culture. Contribute service to the department and university.

Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; Candidates who already hold or have previously held tenured appointments only. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2011. Syracuse is an EO/AA employer. Online App. Form: http://www.sujobopps.com

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any news out there on this one?

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution. TAMUCC (The Island University) is located on its own island surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. The Island University's federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) provides a foundation for closing educational gaps, while its strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America provides a basis for gaining national and international prominence.

TAMUCC invites applications for two Assistant Professors of English, beginning August 2012.

Position one: British literature, with specialization in 20th-21st centuries with strengths in both modernism and postcolonialism.

Position two: American Literatures and Cultures to 1865, with strength in pre-Renaissance texts. Secondary areas in drama, transnational/hemispheric studies, and critical gender and/or race studies are a plus.

The A&M-CC English faculty emphasizes teaching, scholarship, equal respect for literature, writing, linguistics, and service to the diverse communities of South Texas. Candidates are expected to be quality teachers, scholars, and citizens of the academy.

Additional information about the Department can be found at: http://cla.tamucc.edu/english. Positions include teaching sophomore literature survey, upper-division major, and graduate courses in the master's program.

A PhD is required at time of appointment. Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. To ensure full consideration, application must be received by December 4 and include, 1) application letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) copy of graduate transcripts. Letters of reference must be sent directly by the authors to: Ms. Tiffany Hearne, TAMUCC, College of Liberal Arts, Department of English, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5813, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 or tiffany.hearne@tamucc.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 4

Acknowledgment received: 11/2 (e-mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/7 phone interview scheduled

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: According to TAMUCC HR website the position has been filled 2/26

NOTES:

Also posted at Modern British 2012

  • Teaching load for this job?

Towson University - 19th/20th c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track appointment starting August 2012. 19th/20th Century American Literature Specialist.

Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; load afterwards determined by balance of responsibilities. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment. Electronic submission of application materials preferred. Address cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor George Hahn, Chair, and email to engl@towson.edu Deadline for receipt of application is November 8, 2011. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: review begins Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: 10/13 via email; 11/10 (e-mail) (x2)

Request for Additional Materials: 12/5 via email (indicated that they had 600 applications!) Q: What additional materials?

Rejection Letter: 1/20 (e-mail)

MLA or phone interview scheduled: [From 20-21 c. American 2012: "12/21 MLA interview scheduled "]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From 20-21 c. American 2012: " 1/14"]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

--Does Anyone have any information or an update on this search? A: According to 20th c. American page, an MLA interview was scheduled on 12/21.

Union College (KY) - Asst./Assoc. Professor of American Lit.Edit

9-month appointment to begin August 2012. Tenure-track possible following successful completion of first year appointment. We seek an individual with a commitment to quality teaching in a small college setting. Ph.D. or advanced ABD required. Teaching load of 4/4 including core composition and literature courses, African-American literature survey, and upper level courses in rotation with other faculty.

Other responsibilities include student advising, committee work, participation in departmental and college service activities, and involvement in professional development activities. Knowledge and use of classroom technology is expected.

Application Information:

Contact: Union College - Email Address: kcrossen@unionky.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted on March 6)

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 2012

University at Albany (SUNY) - VAP in American Lit. before 1900Edit

Chronicle:

The Department of English at the University at Albany (SUNY) seeks a visiting assistant professor in American Literature before 1900. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Ability to teach courses in American Literature before 1900 is required. Evidence of successful teaching and scholarly activity is expected. Candidates must also address in their letter of application their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse group of people.

Apply to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=32399 by July 1, 2012

Deadline: July 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Chicago - pre-national to end of Reconstruction - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship in American literature from candidates who work on any aspect of literature and culture from the pre-national and early national period to the end of Reconstruction. We welcome applications from scholars working in a specific historical period or across periods, as well as from those working in or between specific subfields, but especially from those who are creatively rethinking literary and cultural history. Ph.D. required by July 1, 2012. Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and dissertation or book abstract online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 00964: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted to the department's chair, Elaine Hadley, by e-mail to englishpositions@uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Letters of recommendation must be e-mailed by Sunday, November 20, 2011. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: Nov. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 (Email) x4

Rejection Letter: via email, 1/5

MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: offer made

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Wasn't this a search last year? what happened to that?

A: Last year's search (LINK to 2011 wiki) looks like it was historically broader and emphasized ethnic/transnational studies more. Not clear whether they actually made a hire last year though.

A: They did make a hire.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth -- TT Asst. Professor, early-19th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. Responsibilities include an active research agenda in the area of specialization; teaching courses in colonial American and 19th Century American survey and topics classes; supporting the major by teaching foundation courses (Literary Studies; Critical Methods) and general education courses; advising students; and contributing to the service mission of the English Department.

Qualifications: ABD in Early American literature (colonial through 19th century) and teaching experience required; PhD with supported interest in Transatlantic Studies and literary theory and evidence of an active research agenda are strongly preferred. PhD must be certified as complete no later than September 1, 2013 for consideration of contract renewal.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing interest and qualification for the position, curriculum vitae, 1-page (each) statements of teaching and research interests, writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages, although a published article is acceptable), and three letters of recommendation to: English Tenure-Track Search, Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, UMass Dartmouth, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300. An official transcript confirming award of terminal degree will also be required for consideration of contract renewal (prior to September 1, 2013). Appointment is subject to final fiscal authorization. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Review begins Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 2/24 (phone); 2/28 (by email)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Does anyone know the teaching load here? I think the job they advertised two years ago was a 3-3.

Q: Does anyone know what they mean specifically by a "statements of teaching and research interests"? I'm more confused by the teaching side. This doesn't sound like they want a teaching philosophy. Do they want candidates to explain what they are able and interested in teaching?

A: I applied to this job and was similarly confused. I was advised that a "statement of teaching interests" was more about what teaching experiences I had and what kind of courses I would like to teach in the context of the job posting. Hope that helps.

Q: Wasn't this a search two years ago? Any knowledge of why they're searching again?

University of Montana Western - pre-1900 American lit.Edit

Assistant Professor of English. The University of Montana Western invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of English, commencing August 1, 2012. Applicants should have completed a doctorate in American literature. Responsibilities will include teaching American literature (for majors and non-majors), first-year composition, and other classes as needed (24 credits-6 classes-a year). Other duties include scholarly activity, participating in campus committees, attending faculty meetings, and, after the first year, student advising and assisting with student recruitment.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in English with an emphasis in early American literature (pre 1900), a desired secondary specialization in World (non-Commonwealth) literature, and/or literary theory. Demonstrated excellence in postsecondary teaching is required with proven experience in teaching upper level literature classes as well as first-year composition. Individuals must demonstrate the ability to create an experience-centered learning environment; scholarly productivity in the area of specialty; and evidence of professional service. Salary is based on the faculty collective bargaining agreement which can be found at: http://www.umwestern.edu/w p-content/images/2005-07_UM-W_CBA.pdf

APPLICATION: Application materials must include:

  • A letter of application

o Letter should address ability to teach in the Experience One scheduling system (see below). Letter should also demonstrate candidate's commitment to teaching first year and first generation college students.

  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Contact information, including email addresses, for three current professional references.

Please do not send other materials unless requested. No electronic applications will be accepted. Review of materials begins December 21, 2011 and continues until the position is filled. Application materials and queries should be sent to: Bethany Blankenship, English Search Committee, The University of Montana Western, 710 S. Atlantic St., Dillon, MT 59725

THE UNIVERSITY AND DILLON AREA: Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, small university (c.a. 1300 students) located in the scenic mountains of southwest Montana. Our focus on educational innovation has earned Montana Western the reputation of being a place where individual faculty can be creative and make a significant difference in the educational process. Montana Western's faculty strongly believes that it is very important to mentor and inspire students, assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

Enriching the experiential learning process, The University of Montana Western began implementing "Experience One" scheduling Fall semester 2005. Experience One is a scheduling model in which students take a single course per block (18 days). The traditional academic year is comprised of eight blocks. The goal of Experience One scheduling is to provide a practice-centered education where theory and hands-on learning are integrated. Montana Western believes that learning is best accomplished by having students, with the skilled and knowledgeable guidance of its professors, engage in authentic learning activities within each academic discipline. For more information, visit us at http://www.umwestern.edu/.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life. The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon community rather than an entity separate from it.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Montevallo - 19th c. - OFFER MADEEdit

English & For Langs, Sta 6420, Comer Hall, Montevallo, AL 35115. http://www.montevallo.edu/english/

Ph.D. in English with specialization in 19th Century American Literature. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in fiction from the American Renaissance to Realism and Naturalism. This tenure track position begins August 2012. The University of Montevallo is a liberal arts college and member of COPLAC. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including classes in freshman composition, world literature surveys, upper‑level literature courses, and graduate‑level courses in specialty. Applications should consist of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation, and should be received by November 15. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at MLA. To apply for this position, visit the University's employment website at: http://www.montevallo.edu/HR/employment.shtm .

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: (x3) <--date? 12/2

Campus interview scheduled: yes (see below)

Offer made: x1

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Has anyone heard anything since MLA? -- 2-11

A: They have already had candidates on campus. -- 2/13

University of Nevada, Reno (American Fiction 1865-1930) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces a tenure-track, assistant professor position in American fiction from 1865 to 1930.

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 Seattle.

Required Qualifications: A demonstrated record of published research (at least one peer-reviewed article) is expected in the advertised field of American fiction published between 1865 and 1930, as is experience as an excellent teacher in the advertised field at the college level. Dissertation must focus on American fiction from 1865 to 1930. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2012.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired areas of secondary specialization include, but are not limited to, cultural studies and the critical study of race, gender, and/or sexuality.

Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/9781

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 11/07/2011

Acknowledgment received: 10/29 (e-mail)

Request for additional materials: 11/18 (email) x6

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [From 20-21 c. American 2012: "12.19 (email) x2 "]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: ~1/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Beware the electronic questionaire. If you're a nineteenth centuryist who can teach realism/naturalism/modernism, etc. but whose dissertation is focused on the antebellum period, the system will automatically reject your application if you answer in the negative to the question regarding whether or not your diss. spans the advertised window (1865-1930).

Q: Have any of the people that sent additional materials heard back from them? A: No. (12/15)

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

University of North Florida - Civil War to present--MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor of American Literature to begin Fall 2012. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower- and upper-division and graduate courses and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education; to conduct research; and to engage in service to the university.

Required Qualifications: Basic: PhD in English, American Literature, or related discipline with degree conferred by August 1, 2012. Preferred Qualifications: Teaching and research in American literature, including literature of the Americas, in periods from the U.S. Civil War to the present.

Special Instructions: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete the one-page online application at http://www.unfjobs.org , upload required documents, and must mail required documents. Applicants who do not apply online or do not mail all the required documentation by postmark deadline (November 2, 2011) will not be considered for this position. When you apply online, you will receive a confirmation number. Please keep this confirmation number, which means that your application online was processed through the system. The confirmation number does not mean that your application is complete. Your application is not complete until the hiring office receives all of the required documentation as reflected below:

(1) Current CV (submitted electronically) (2) Letter of interest (submitted electronically) (3) A statement of teaching experience, teaching principles and practices, and assessment experience (submitted electronically as OTHER DOC) (4) Three letters of recommendation (submitted by mail and postmarked on or before 11/02/2011, to A. Samuel Kimball, Chair, Department of English, University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224, Re: Position 315260)

    • You may be required to forward additional documents, such as a writing sample and official transcripts.

LINK (HigherEdJobs)

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received: 10/28 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/23 (writing sample)

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: MLA scheduled 12/12 (copied from 20-21st C American)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: What is "assessment experience?"

A: This is a nice summary of assessment. Experience would include distributing pre- and post-course surveys, analyzing data, attending assessment workshops, etc. If you lack any, chances are your institution is running a workshop you could attend between now and the application due date.

Any word since MLA? (1/18)

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

University of Northern Colorado - Assistant Professor, Early American & African-American Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of English in early American Literature (before 1865) with expertise in African American literature. 3/3 teaching load. Position will offer the opportunity to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses. Standard workload also includes advising, committee work, and serving on MA thesis committees.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in hand by August 2012. Teaching experience required.

Application Materials: Attach cover letter and CV electronically. Review of applications will begin December 16 and will remain open until position is filled.

Online App. Form: https://careers.unco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51351&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

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Deadline: Dec. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 1/7 via email (dossier/writing sample) (x5)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 2/4 via phone (x3)

  • These seemed like they would take a few weeks since they were doing them on weekends and at night. Could someone who thinks they were among the last to be interviewed post when they were concluded?
  • From the earlier response to the question in Notes and Queries ("Very good question"), I would assume that someone on the committee is reading this page. Perhaps he or she could offer some sense of the schedule--and, perhaps, some reassurances that the latest comments on "Universities to Hate" are untrue or overstated!
  • Comments on "Universities to Hate" have been there for years, and they are from another era. The ten percent raise we received in 2008 (or 2007). I have no idea how long they will remain on that website. As for schedule, we have been proceding carefully after a late start, and we have sent letters to those completely out of the running. When the search concludes, we will notify all applicants. We received applications from many qualified candidates, and our pool will remain open until our position is filled or we officially end the search. If you applied and need an update on your status, please email the chair of the search committee.
  • Thank you for the public update, SC. You should know, however, that the comments on "Universities," presumably from members of other departments at UNC, are very recent. The courtesy of your note does at least begin to answer the criticisms. Good luck to those who haven't yet received letters, and to those who have.

Campus interview scheduled: 2/22 by email

Offer made: 3/30

Offer accepted: 4/11

Our seach is complete, our position filled. We will send out letters to all applicants as soon as possible. We thank all the applicants for their interest in our position.

Heaven help the poor sap

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • The additional materials request made me think they intended the "African American Literature" facet of the position to be focused in the Early American period. That is a rather narrow specialty for a department without a Ph.D. program, though several such junior specialists do exist. Does anyone have insight into whether this job is right for an early Americanist who can teach African American literature, or an African American literature scholar who can teach early American?
  • Very good question above. Basically, both should apply.

Also posted at African American 2012

University of Saint Francis (IL) - pre‑ or post‑1900 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Tenure track position in American literature (pre‑ or post‑1900). Sub‑specialty in composition and rhetoric preferred. Other desired competencies from among this list: post‑colonial literatures, drama and/or film, performance studies, linguistics, ELL, language instruction (Spanish, French, Italian). Candidates in comparative literature welcome. Ph.D. required. Experience in organizing conferences and colloquia helpful. 4/4 teaching load. Submit cover letter, c.v., three letters of reference by Nov. 14 to Prof. Randolph Chilton, Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL 60435. The University of St. Francis is a Catholic institution in the Franciscan tradition. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all persons. Salary and other considerations will be competitive and consistent with the university’s commitment to recruiting the best‑qualified individual. For more information on the university, visit http://www.stfrancis.edu/.

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

SKYPE interview scheduled: [From 20-21 c. page: "Skype interview scheduled via email 2/3"]

Campus interview scheduled: 3/8

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

University of South Carolina - Early 19th c. American Lit., tenured ProfessorEdit

The Department of English Language & Literature of the University of South Carolina (http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/) invites applications for a senior, tenured position in Early 19th Century American Literature with strong secondary areas of expertise in Film Studies and Gender Studies. Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the candidate chosen to fill the position.. Applicants should have a clear and strong record of scholarly achievement, a clear record of teaching excellence, and a distinguished record of service to their institutions and the profession.

Applicants should send CV, letter of interest, evidence of effective teaching, and contact information for at least three people who are familiar with the candidate's work and willing to provide a letter of reference. Applications must be submitted online through the USC Jobs web site (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/). For full consideration, applications plus all supporting materials must be received no later than October 14, 2011. Any hard copy supporting materials (postmarked by October 21) should be addressed to:

William E. Rivers, Chair, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. Inquiries about the position are welcomed and should be directed to William Rivers at Riversw@sc.edu.

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Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of South Florida - beginnings through Civil War - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor. Early American Literature (Beginnings through Civil War), preferably with a broad interest in all periods of American Literature. Tenure‑line. Ph.D. required; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by August 6, 2012. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and outstanding scholarly potential. The teaching assignment will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 2/2 teaching load. Salary and benefits competitive. 9 month appointment per year; summer employment possible. Letter, vita and list of graduate courses only to Hunt Hawkins, Chair, English Department, CPR 107, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620‑5550 by November 7, preferably sooner. Applications received after that date will be advanced only in cases of compelling merit. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, please contact Nancy Serrano (813‑974‑8211 or Serrano@usf.edu) at least five working days prior to need.

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 11/3 (letter)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/15 (email) (x5)

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/20 (email) (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: yes, see below

Offer made: Yes (1/30)

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:


No one who received a request for additional materials has heard anything about MLA interviews? Any updates at all since 11/15?

I received an interview request this morning via email. good luck!

Note: I had been asked for more materials and just contacted them to see if I was still under consideration for an interview. The reply I received indicated that they have already chosen all the people they are planning to interview--just FYI! I don't know for sure if they have contacted everyone, but that seems a reasonable assumption.

Any news on this one? (x2)

Anyone who had an MLA interview hear about a campus visit yet? (1/26)

campus visits have been scheduled. [posted 1/26]

University of Tulsa - 19th c. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Tulsa seeks a tenured associate or full professor with expertise in 19th‑century American literature and culture, commencing Fall 2012, to fill the Chapman Chair in English and to participate broadly in a small doctoral department with many curricular and administrative needs. We see English as a broad field with fluid boundaries, encompassing not only literary, cultural, and rhetorical studies, but also film, creative writing, art, media studies, history of the book, digital humanities, women’s and gender studies, periodical studies, pedagogy 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 November 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: review begins in November

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled:12/15

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of West Florida - before 1800 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of West Florida Department of English seeks a tenure‑track, assistant professor in early American literature before 1800. The ideal candidate will specialize in colonial or eighteenth‑century literature with secondary interests in one or more of the following areas: African American literature; Native American literature; literatures of the Atlantic world; and/or new world diasporas. The teaching load is three courses per semester, including courses in the M.A. program. Salary competitive. Apply online at https://jobs.uwf.edu (position # 119470) by November 1, 2011. C.V., letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, transcript, and a writing sample (25 pages) are required. Address letters to Gregory Tomso, Chair, Americanist Search Committee. Any person requiring special accommodations to respond may contact the UWF Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Office at 1‑850‑473‑7469 (Voice) or 1‑850‑857‑6114 (TTY). The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer. This position requires a criminal background screening.

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone Interview scheduled: 18 November

Campus interview scheduled: 16 December (for January)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: (heard from a friend)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Was there a fungus that took out all of the early Americanists in Florida? North, West, and South Florida are all hiring in the same field--perhaps an early American hurricane?
  • If by fungus you mean Gov. Rick Scott, then yes. Honestly, it may have nothing to do with the Gov., but his plans for higher education in FL aren't pretty.

University of Western Ontario (1845-1945) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English, The University of Western Ontario (http://www.uwo.ca/) invites applications for a probationary (tenure‑track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July 2012, in American Literature and Culture, 1845‑1945. Applications from candidates with any area of specialization within this broad field are welcome; we are particularly interested in African‑American, Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, and/or Nationalisms. Duties will include commitments in research, teaching, and service. The completed PhD and experience and promise in teaching and research are minimum qualifications. ABD applicants welcome with evidence of timely completion to be provided by referees. Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. Please mail a cover letter, CV, and writing sample, and arrange for 3 references to be mailed to: Bryce Traister, Chair, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, London, ON Canada N6A3K7. Closing Date: November 30, 2011

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: November 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/7

MLA Interview Scheduled: 12/16 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: ~1/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Rejection after MLA interview (1/16) (3/5)

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan - TT Asst. (American Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Wisconsin Colleges English Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor on its Sheboygan campus. The UW-Sheboygan campus is one of 13 campuses that comprise the UW Colleges, a freshman-sophomore transfer institution within the UW System. UW Colleges offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor’s degree. See http://www.uwc.edu for more information about the UW Colleges.

UW-Sheboygan is a culturally diverse commuter campus with an enrollment of around 900, including full- and part-time students with a mix of traditional and returning adult students. For more information about the campus, please visit http://www.sheboygan.uwc.edu. For information on the Sheboygan County area, visit http://www.sheboygan.org.

TITLE: Assistant Professor of English

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of English. Contract begins August 27, 2012.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English or closely related field with a specialization in American literature is required. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph. D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment. Record of successful teaching of composition is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated interest in Multicultural literature and/or creative writing is desirable. A further plus is an interest or experience in teaching interdisciplinary courses and/or learning communities with other instructors.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Normal teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, with no more than three preps per semester. Classes will include first-year writing courses (Composition I and/or Composition II) and at least one literature or 200-level writing course a semester. As a tenure-track position, this requires scholarly activity in the discipline as well as participation in campus, institutional and community service and the shared governance structure.

SALARY: $43,000. Summer and Winter sessions offer additional teaching opportunities for compensation. A benefits package is included with the appointment; details can be found at www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.

APPLICATION: Required application materials are: a letter of interest, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals. These materials must be submitted electronically to faculty.positions@uwc.edu. In addition, candidates may include up to three current letters of recommendation specifically addressing this position as well as previous student evaluations. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

For assured consideration, all required application materials must be received by December 15, 2011. This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search. Questions may be addressed to: UW Colleges Department of English chair, Greg Ahrenhoerster, Ph.D. greg.ahrenhoerster@uwc.edu or (262) 521-5522 or UW-Sheboygan Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Al Hardersen al.hardersen@uwc.edu, (920) 459-6610.

From MLA JIL 11/3/11

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From 20-21st. c. page: "2/28"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012 & Generalist 2012

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (19th c.) - OFFER MADE Edit

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Languages & Literatures Dept. Assistant Professor. Full-time, tenure-track specialist in 19th century American Literature. Responsible for teaching Freshman English courses (a two-semester sequence which combines literature and composition), American Literature I & II, American Renaissance, and Environmental Literature. 12-hour teaching load per semester. Candidates must have experience teaching and be able to work with a diverse population. Ph.D. in English by 22 August 2012, with focus on 19th-century American literature with expertise in environmental literature/ecocriticism. Complete application package must include letter of application, vita including all relevant professional experience, and all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial application). Only complete applications will be considered. Send to: Beth L. Lueck, Chair, American Literature Search, Dept. of Languages & Literatures, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190. Applications received by 7 November 2011 ensured consideration; position open until otherwise noted. Visit http://www.uww.edu/employment/unclassified.html for more information. AA/EOE. Names of finalists released. Background check of finalist conducted.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 11/8 (mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 11/29

Offer made: According to rejection letter

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

US Air Force Academy - after Civil War - OFFER MADE Edit

The Department of English and Fine Arts anticipates filling a faculty position, at the level of assistant professor, in American literature after the Civil War beginning June 25th, 2012. Secondary specialty in minority or ethnic literatures is highly desirable. The initial appointment will be for three years. Successive reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. Responsibilities of this position include teaching American Literature survey courses, general/special topic literature courses, and composition. A Ph.D. in English is required, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. Applications must be received by November 14th, 2011. {C}For additional information about this position, including application instructions, go to http://www.usafa.edu/df/dfeng/positions.cfm

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: 9/28 via email

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/2/12 (states another candidate has been selected)

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Application instructions on USAJOBS.COM states"You MUST provide copies of “OFFICIAL” transcripts to support your educational claims." So are these copies or originals?
    • I sent originals.
  • Yeah, I really enjoyed receiving that acknowledgement email with EVERY SINGLE OTHER APPLICANT'S email address also on there. Nice to see who the competition is, all 400 of them. ugh.
    • Perhaps you are referring to the acknowledgement for the West Point generalist job, which was cc'd to everyone. The acknowledgement I received from USAFA was sent only to me and contained a paragraph stating that they were willing to consider me ABD (I've defended since sending the application) so long as I could submit a transcript certifying my degree if offered the job. They did get the name of my grad institution wrong, however.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Urbana University (OH) - Assistant ProfessorEdit

Ph.D. in English required. Position requires teaching four undergraduate courses a semester including composition and American Literature or American Studies.

Application deadline is March 15, 2012. For further information and complete job descriptions please visit our Web site at www.urbana.edu.

See further (pdf) from HR: Professor of English (posted February 15, 2012)

Application instructions from HR: Application deadline is March 15, 2012. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application to include salary expectation, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available), graduate transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references. This material should be sent to: Attention - Human Resources Office, Urbana University, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078. Applications may be sent electronically to astevens@urbana.edu (Word document please)

Deadline: March 15

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 2012

Villanova University - before 1900, including Colonial - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, American Literature and Culture before 1900, including the Colonial period. Tenure‑track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2012 in American Literature and Culture before 1900, including the Colonial period. Ph.D. required but candidates close to completion of degree may be considered. To apply for the position, please go to https://jobs.villanova.edu/. Some elements of the application, including its initial steps, must be done electronically. The deadline for applications is Nov. 9, 2011; interviews at MLA Convention. In case of questions, contact Prof. Evan Radcliffe, Chair, English Dept., Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085‑1699, or evan.radcliffe@villanova.edu. Villanova University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: November 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/16 (email) x12

MLA interview scheduled: 12/16 (phone)

Campus interview scheduled: ~1/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Has anyone heard anything post MLA?
  • Interviewed at MLA but haven't heard anything since. (1/20)

Wagner College (NY) - pre-colonial - 19th c. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Wagner College, located in New York City, seeks an Assistant Professor of English, tenure track, to teach courses in pre‑colonial through 19th century American literature, participate in the college’s First Year Program (includes one writing course and one literature course), and mentor senior theses. Ability to teach film studies and/or theory courses is also desirable. The position begins in the fall of 2012. Ph.D. required. Please send your letter of application, cv, and the names/contact information of at least three recommenders to: Dr. Erica Johnson, Chair, English Department, Wagner College, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301. Deadline: November 1, 2011. We will interview at MLA in January of 2012.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/8 by email (x4)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 (phone call)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/16 (phone call); Did you receive the call on 2/16? Yes.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any news about campus interviews?

Any idea what is going on with this job? (x2)

Wartburg College - TT Assistant Professor - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall term 2012. Teach seven undergraduate courses per year from among the following areas: American literature and specialized courses in the major; general education courses including composition or other interdisciplinary courses. Engage in scholarship and service activities appropriate to a college with a liberal arts emphasis.

Required: Ph.D. (completed by August 2012) in English or Comparative Literature with a research focus in American literature and culture; college-level teaching experience in American literature and composition; a dynamic and creative teacher; and a willingness to support the mission of the college. Prefer generalist capable of teaching the full American literary survey; interest/experience in teaching interdisciplinary courses within general education curriculum; expertise complements departmental strengths through experience in one or more of the following areas: multicultural American literature, film studies, digital humanities.

Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the mission of Wartburg College, electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu or by regular mail to: Jane Juchems, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003. For specific inquiries contact Dr. Joyce Boss, Chair of English and Modern Languages, at 319/352-8223 or joyce.boss@wartburg.edu. Further information about the college and the city of Waverly may be found at http://www.wartburg.edu.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 1/16/12)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 3/13, according to 20-21st page.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: email received 4/20 stating position is filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Washington University in Saint Louis - Transatlantic Early American to 1830 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks an Assistant or Junior Associate Professor in Transatlantic Early American Literature to begin in fall term 2012. In American literary history, the period extends from beginnings to 1830; in British, from 1600 to 1832. Applicants with backgrounds in cultural and intellectual history are especially welcome.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required. Our new faculty member will be expected to produce significant scholarship while engaging in the work of teaching and advising students; the junior associate professorship carries the expectation of a record commensurate with a successful tenure case. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester.

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions: Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Seattle in January. The application process occurs in two parts. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and dissertation précis or book description to our online application service, https://jobs.wustl.edu, and provide the reference job number of 22665. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by post to Professor Robert Milder, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Box 1122, St. Louis, MO 63130. Priority will be given to applications received by November 10, 2011, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Wash U HR Position Announcement

Deadline: review begins November 10

Acknowledgment received: 10/31 (e-mail)

Request for additional materials: 10/26, 10/31(x2), 11/7, 11/12 Query: writing samples?? --Yes, article and/or chapter

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 x 3 (phone call)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 by phone

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: offer was accepted in early March (second-hand info)

NOTES:

Is everyone who got a request an Americanist first and foremost? Any Assocs? --I'd say I identify as Americanist.

Also posted Restoration/18th-Century 2012 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Whitman College - 19th c. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track position, at the rank of assistant professor, in 19th-Century American literature. Candidates must have a solid grounding in multi-ethnic traditions and expertise in poetry/poetics. Competency in the literature of the early republic or trans-Atlantic approaches desirable. Effective August, 2012. Ph.D. required.

The successful candidate will teach the American Literature survey from pre-Contact to 1920; courses in multi-ethnic literatures; upper-level and introductory literature courses in his or her area of specialization; and general education courses, including Encounters, Whitman College's first-year shared-experience course.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of English." The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: October 27, 2011.

Acknowledgment received: 10/25 (e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/16 (after campus interview)

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Email 12/13

Campus interview scheduled: I know someone who is going.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Does anyone know the teaching load for this position? Thanks!
  • It's a 3/2 load (three courses one semester, two another) with a guaranteed sabbatical before one goes up for tenure and generous ongoing opportunities to apply for a one-semester sabbatical after 4 semesters of full-time teaching or for a 1-year sabbatical after 4 years of full-time teaching.
  • Any truth to the rumor that this search failed and will be filled by a VAP in 2012-13?
  • Pretty certain it did not fail.

Youngstown State University - TT Asst. - Early American Literature (before 1865) - SECOND OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in early American Literature (before 1865). Teaching may include undergraduate and graduate American literature courses, general education literature, and composition. Candidates with strong secondary fields in film, journalism, and/or professional writing and editing are particularly encouraged to apply. Position offers a 4/4 teaching load with opportunities for released time for research and administrative duties. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD with completion by August 15, 2012; teaching experience; and established scholarly focus in field required.

Date Position is Available: August 15, 2012

Posting Date: 12-12-2011

Closing Date: 02-01-2012

Initial Application Review Date: January 17, 2012 Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants chosen for interviews will be required to bring official transcripts at the time of the interview. Applicants are required to attach a statement of scholarly focus and research plans.

LINK: https://jobs.ysu.edu/ (Posting Number: 0600161; Job Title: Assistant Professor - English - 008)

Deadline: review begins Jan. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Mar 9 (scheduled March 2nd) X3

Campus interview scheduled: March 24

Offer made: April 19 (offer declined, April 23)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any information as to whether the search failed?I have heard nothing since my campus visit. [posted May 23]

A: Yes, they have made a hire (5/29), apparently their second choice after what seems to be a rather protracted negotiation and a initial rejection from their first choice. They could really have done much better in terms of keeping finalists abreast of events. But it is my experience that, even with the best of intentions, more often than not this process tends to become terribly opaque, especially when an initial offer is turned down and the search is prolonged.


Anyone who had a phone interview hear anything about campus visits? (3/28)

Yes, on campus interviewed scheduled March 24th for mid-April

Thanks for the info and good luck!

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