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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS - POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Austin Peay State University (TN) - TT Asst. Professor, Pre-Nineteenth Century American Literature -- OFFER MADEEdit

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor-English with specialization in Pre-Nineteenth Century American Literature. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching world literature and/or American Poetry. We seek candidates with strong commitment to teaching excellence and with scholarly potential. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August, 2013.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and master's courses in specialty area(s);
Teach core classes in composition and world literature.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.
A background check will be required of the successful applicant.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.
Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu
Applications taken online only at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources/faculty

https://apsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/3513

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 2/7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 (7-18)

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 4/12 phone interview (15 mins!) scheduled via email.x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [5/2, see below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Position is still officially open as of 6/21

NOTES:  

Any news on campus visits yet?    - Nothing so far (4/15).Still no word on this end 5/8, Anyone else heard anything? Campus visit scheduled 5/2

California University of Pennsylvania - TT, American Literature, Pre-1865 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at California University of Pennsylvania seeks a specialist in American Literature (pre-1865) to teach upper- and lower-division literature courses, World Literature, and First-Year Composition. We seek a candidate who is qualified and committed to educating working-class and historically under-served students through innovation in teaching and learning, scholarship, service, and collaborative and imaginative curriculum development. Engagement with new media a plus. Teaching load is 4/4. All applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment.

For position details and to apply, visit https://careers.calu.edu

Integrity, Civility, and Responsibility are the official core values of California University of Pennsylvania. Cal U is M/F/V/D/AA/EEO.

Chronicle

Deadline: January 25, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): x2 on 2/13 via phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x 1 on 3/22 via email

Rejection (after campus interview): x1 on 5/27

Offer made:

Offer accepted: The rejection letter stated that another candidate had accepted their offer, alas.

NOTES:

Fort Hays State University (KS) - TT Asst. Prof. - pre-1865 American Lit / Ethnic American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20780

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position, beginning August 2013. Specialization in pre-1865 American literature, with secondary strengths in one or more of the following: Latino/a and Chicano/a literature, Native American literature, Asian American literature, or African American literature. Complete job description available at http://www.fhsu.edu/positions. To apply, send letter of application, CV, and three current letters of recommendation. Applications may be submitted through Interfolio via the "Apply to this position" link above. Applications received before 18 January 2013 will be given priority. Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Successful candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

MLA JIL 11/16/12

Deadline: Jan. 18

Acknowledgment received: 2/1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 2/6 (Phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

Graceland University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor of Early-American Literature to 1900 and Linguistics - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English department at Graceland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early-American Literature to 1900 and Linguistics, beginning August 2013. Ph.D. required by August 2013. The 4/4 teaching load includes composition, core English courses, and topics courses based on the candidates secondary interests that can appeal to both majors and non-majors. Demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and service are required. Electronic applications should include a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation, one of which addresses the candidate's teaching. Review of applications will begin February 8. Position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype. Qualified candidates should email application materials to Dr. Gary Heisserer, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at: heissere@graceland.edu, with the subject line "English search." Graceland University is a private liberal arts university located in Lamoni, IA.

Chronicle

NOTE: 1/04/13 MLA JIL version of this ad somewhat downplays linguistics side of job ("Ability to teach linguistics a plus") and offers an Interfolio link for applications: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21030/.

Deadline: Feb 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 2/28 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/6

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Morgan State University (MD) - TT Asst./Assoc. Prof - 19th c. American/Af-Am Lit.Edit

Tenure-track position in American Literature or African American Literature with a focus on nineteenth century, effective August 2013, pending final budgetary approval. Digital Humanities is a plus. Secondary interest in poetry, film studies, or gender studies is desirable. Ph.D. is required. Four course per semester teaching load. Faculty teach undergraduate and general education courses in freshman composition and humanities and graduate courses in the M.A. Program and Ph.D. Program. Candidate should be able to develop and teach on-line courses as needed. Commitment to effective teaching, evidence of ongoing scholarly activity in the field, and experience in college teaching is required. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Salary competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (may be unofficial for initial application), three recent letters of recommendation (or a dossier which includes them) and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages to ByCommittee at the provided link.

dolan.hubbard@morgan.edu

Morgan State University is a historically black institution with the unique designation as Maryland’s public urban university. AA/EEO.

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21337

MLA JIL 3/1/13

Deadline: March 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at African American 2013

Valdosta State University (GA) - TT Asst. Prof. late 19th-early 20th c. American Lit.  - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED   Edit

The Department of English at Valdosta State University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. Position begins in August 1, 2013. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in area of expertise, responsibilities include research leading to publication and service at the department, college, and university levels. Teaching experience in composition and world literature is also helpful. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the positions starting date, August 1, 2013. Application deadline is January 18, 2013. With over 200 majors, we offer a broad-based curriculum, leading to a Bachelor of Arts in English, in which majors chose one of four tracks: literature, journalism, creative writing, and professional writing. Our Masters program offers emphases in literature and rhetoric and composition. Regardless of your classification or track, all English majors enjoy a genuine liberal arts experience, pursuing studies in literature, composition, creative writing, and linguistics, with ample opportunity for introductory and upper-division coursework outside the major. We also offer challenging undergraduate minors in all four tracks. Valdosta State University is a regional university serving 41 counties in South Georgia. Valdosta MSA has approximately 130,000 people, is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information on the University visit http://www.valdosta.edu or the community visit http://www.valdostachamber.com.

Online application required at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/1252. For more information call 229-333-5946 or email marksmit@valdosta.edu. Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 18

Acknowledgment received: 1/14X2 (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): Phone interview scheduled 1/25 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  2/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

The impression I got about the timeline here was that campus visits would be scheduled by the end of the day on 2/4. Was that anyone else's impression as well (or am I being pessimistic thinking they have already been scheduled)? [posted 2/5]

-I got the impression it would not be that quick - maybe the end of the week, say 2/8? Perhaps I am being overly optimistic.

I was told they would be wrapping up the phone interviews on Tuesday and wanted to do campus visits in mid-February, which is next week. 

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2013

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

Arizona State University - TT Professor of 19th c. American Lit. - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. The search is open to ranks from advanced assistant to full professor. The successful candidate will conduct research, publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, perform appropriate service, and assist in the development of new programs. Required: Ph.D. in English or related field; evidence of research and teaching excellence; ability to develop a range of courses in nineteenth-century American literature and culture; ability to work collegially in collaboration with faculty across disciplines. Desired: teaching and research experience in one or more of the following areas: cultural studies, ethnic American literature, gender studies, print culture, theories of race, transnational studies; ability to contribute to American Studies program.

Application procedures: Electronic submission of your application material is required; contact Jamie Howell with any inquiries about the position. Please send application letter and CV to Ms. Jamie Howell at: NewCollegeJobs@asu.edu. In addition, applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent electronically to Ms. Jamie Howell at: NewCollegeJobs@asu.edu. Applicants should reference position # 10206 in their application. Please visit our website at http://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/.

Search deadline: October 29th, 2012, or if not filled, every Monday thereafter until search is closed. We will conduct preliminary screenings by appointment at Modern Language Association Annual Convention.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 29

Acknowledgment received: 10/22 10/30

Request for additional materials: 11/14 (x4)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview scheduled 12/10 (x2).

Rejection (after preliminary interview): around 2/7

Campus interview scheduled: around 1/18 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: June

NOTES:

  • Has anyone who interviewed heard from the Comm?
  • Not a word.
  • There were some strange things with this job and communication -- no information in advance about who was doing the interviewing at MLA, no direct communication from anyone on the committee (either before or after MLA). One email to candidates included all the other candidates' email addresses.  Something seems off here.  Anyone know anything more?

Baruch College (CUNY) - TT Asst. Professor, Early American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant professor of American literature The Department of English at Baruch College, the City University of New York, seeks applicants for a fulltime, tenure-track position for an assistant professor in early American literature from “discovery” through 1865, with a preference for the pre-national period. Specialization may include literature of exploration, literatures of the Atlantic world, comparative ethnic studies, nation formation, and hemispheric literary studies. Teaching responsibilities will also include freshman composition and Great Works of Literature. Review of applications will begin November 15th and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. by fall 2013.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to: Mary McGlynn, Chair, Department of English, Baruch College-CUNY, 55 Lexington Ave. #7-243, New York, NY 10010

Letters of recommendation to: english.search@baruch.cuny.edu.

MLA JIL 09/04/2012

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: via email (November 30)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/20 (phone) <--MLA interview? yes, MLA interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Question (12/24): Did anyone who received an interview request find out the names of the search committee members? I didn't, but I'm wondering if I should email to ask. 

Benedictine College (KS) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. (before 1900) & CompositionEdit

The Department of English at Benedictine College invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure track appointment in American literature and English composition starting in August 2013. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in English, with some degree of specialization in American literature before 1900, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus community. He/she will teach courses in survey of American literature and introduction to literature. In addition to courses within the major, the faculty member will contribute to general education, teaching two English composition sections each fall and two additional sections in the spring of every fourth year.

For application information please visit the following: http://www.benedictine.edu/english-faculty

Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2012

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/29 and 11/1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Coe College (IA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. to 1900 - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15434

Assistant Professor of American Literature The Coe College English Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in American Literature up to 1900. We seek a broadly-trained Americanist, a teacher-scholar committed to the liberal arts who will develop curriculum in the field, teaching six literature courses a year at the lower, mid- and upper-levels and a first year seminar biennally. Interest in ethnic American studies, hemispheric studies, or transnational literatures is welcome. In addition, the opportunity exists to contribute to multi-disciplinary programs in American Studies, African-American Studies, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, and Gender Studies. Some teaching experience and PhD in hand by August 2013 required. Please submit a letter of application, vitae, a succinct statement of teaching interests and approaches, and three letters of recommendations at the link above by Nov. 5. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention.

MLA JIL 09/04/2012

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received: 11/14 x3 (via email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 x 5

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/19 (x3) (how was it scheduled? E-mail? Phone?) phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [notice of acceptance posted in header on 2/21]

NOTES:

Has anyone been able to make the Interfolio link work? I have been receiving an error message every time I have checked, and now the app is due tomorrow. I wrote to the chair of the department.

+ It worked for me. (11/4) Given the Sandy-related difficulties on the east coast, I'd be willing to bet that chairs will be somewhat lenient about their dates. Good luck!

  • Interfolio link not working as of Nov. 5.
  • I was able to use the link yesterday (11/5). Sorry to those for whom it didn't work!

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (MN) - TT Asst. Professor, US Lit. through 1900 - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position to begin August, 2013. Ph.D. in English required. Specialization in U.S. Literature/Culture through 1900; candidates with expertise in Native American Literatures or Transnational/Transatlantic preferred. Teaching experience essential. The 3/3 teaching load includes upper-division and lower-division literature and writing courses. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and service is essential.

The College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women and Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside metropolitan St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. For further information, see www.csbsju.edu .

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted on line at employment.csbsju.edu. Applicants will complete a faculty application form and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness and an unofficial transcript, (official transcript required for on campus interview).

You will also be required to submit at minimum 3 letters of reference. On the reference screen, you will be asked to list 3 names and email address. If you use a placement service, you will need to contact them to request the email address to list. The system will then automatically send an email to your letter writer or placement service requesting a letter of reference for you.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/14 (x1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

College of Wooster (OH) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English (American)

Assistant Professor of English, beginning Fall 2013. Tenure-track position in colonial or 19th-century American literature; we welcome additional expertise in the Black Atlantic, comparative study of the Americas, or transnational, ethnic American, gender, and/or environmental studies. Teaching in the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including First-Year Seminar and the Program in Writing, is expected; teaching load includes five courses a year as well as directing senior theses. The College of Wooster provides significant research support, including travel funds and a generous leave program. Ph.D. required. Submit letter of application, vita, unofficial graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation no later than November 5 through Interfolio or electronically to Thomas Prendergast, Chair, English Department (tprendergast@wooster.edu).

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/14974

MLA JIL 09/04/12

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/5/12; 11/16/12 (x4)

Rejection (no interview):12/6/12 (x2) 12/7 (x6), 12/19

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer made & accpeted last week (2/11)

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard post MLA?

Colorado State University - TT Asst. Professor, Pre-1900 American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of English with an emphasis on Pre-1900 American literature and culture. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is an entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2013.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or American Studies or closely related area in hand at time of appointment; A promising record of scholarship/research in pre-1900 American literature and culture; Ability to teach a range of subjects in American literature and culture between 1600 and 1900.

We prefer paper applications. International candidates may send electronic files. Please send vita, letter of interest, writing sample (10-20 pages), dissertation/book abstract, statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi from 2 courses that you either have taught or could propose, and three letters of reference to Professor Paul Trembath, Chair, Pre-1900 American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO 80523-1773. This is an open search: once the search committee has identified semifinalists, departmental faculty will have access to those files. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, for full consideration applications must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2012. Send routine inquiries to Amparo.Jeffrey@colostate.edu. Screening interviews will be conducted at MLA.

Full Ad at Chronicle

Deadline: Update on Deadline, added 11/05/12: We understand that weather-related problems might have interfered with sending applications by email or ground mail on or before November 1. Our first step was to post on our website that we were accepting applications by email. We also would like everyone to know that the search committee will be able to read and consider all applications we receive on or before November 8, when we select candidates for MLA interviews.

Acknowledgment received: via email (with updated position attached) 11/5, 11/7 and 11/12 (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):x1 (2-11)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12   /  2/21 x 1 - second round of campus interviews?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/8

NOTES:

Connecticut College - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. American Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15326

Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

The Department of Literatures in English at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in nineteenth-century American literature. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any period before 1900, from the pre-national and early national periods to the end of the century. Candidates should have experience teaching in multiple genres and demonstrate familiarity with American cultural expression in its diverse forms. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests include the natural environment and ecological considerations and will strengthen the department's connections with the natural and social sciences, and especially with the college's interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program and the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment. All members of the department teach courses at all levels. Connecticut College is a private highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement in diversity.

Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to its ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers tenure-track faculty in their probationary period a summer stipend for the first two years; a supplementary research fund; and a semester's sabbatical with full pay after a successful third-year review.

Ph. D. is required, but candidates close to completion of their degrees may be considered. Applicants are requested to send a letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a short writing sample (20 pp. maximum) to Prof. Janet Gezari, Chair, Department of Literatures in English, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to the same address. Completed applications (including confidential letters of recommendation) received in the department by November 1, 2012 will receive full consideration. Email inquiries can be sent to janet.gezari@conncoll.edu. Applications will be accepted in hard copy only; please do not send application materials via email. Interviews will take place at the MLA Convention.

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1 [11/2: I think mail was delayed due to Sandy]; 11/7 (with link to affirmative action form)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/11

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/20

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Duquesne University - TT Asst. Professor, Nineteenth Century American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

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 2013. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Nineteenth 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. For faculty with established scholarly records, the typical teaching load in the department at the present time 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 30, 2012. Initial interviews will take place at the MLA convention.

MLA JIL 10/12/12

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x3 [posted 10/31, 11/13x2)

Rejection (no interview): 11/28x4 (via email) 12/12 (x5)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 x1, 12/11

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/17

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This search was begun last year, but funding for the role was lost before MLA interviews could be scheduled. Select candidates were asked to submit dossiers, and a second round of rejections was made. It seemed that a group had been selected for interviews, but no way to be sure. Candidates who were in last year's finalist pool were notified that they would automatically be considered again this year.

  • Were any of those rejected on 11/28 applicants from last year?
  • Doesn't exactly answer your question, but I was a finalist last year when the search was canceled, and I was not rejected this time. Maybe you're in the same boat?
    • If you were a finalist and not chosen, you have zero chance second time around.
    • Yup. I found the short application window this year surprising, but perhaps they are content with only a few additions to last year's pool.
    • I wasn't rejected on the 28th, but apparently I am now. I guess a book contract and a national fellowship made me less desirable because I am among the group that might have been "finalists" last year.
      • A book contract is meaningless without the finished product. What press? Committees care more about its quality than the mere fact that a contract is issued. Actual publications is what is important. As for "national fellowships," again, that says very little as so many fellowships are little more than glorified instructor positions, especially when not tied to research.
  • I too made it through the first cut last year but did not receive a request to interview this year. I think the OP referring to those who made it through the first cut as "finalists" is a bit inaccurate. There is no reason to believe anyone from last year's pool made it past the initial request for additional materials. There was only 1 cut last year before the funding for the line fell through, and there is no way to know how many of us were asked to submit more materials last year, but it could have been a very large number. 
  • It's also worth noting that it sometimes takes several days for all of those being interviewed to be contacted, especially if the chair is calling everyone individually. From past experience, I know I've gotten a call for an interview as much as a week after people began posting that they'd been asked.
  • Has anyone who interviewed for this job heard anything post-MLA?
  • Did anything ever happen with this search?  I was rejected after an MLA interview, but I remain curious to know if they proceeded with the search or if it went belly-up like last year...

Erskine College (SC) - TT Asst. Professor, Early American Lit.Edit

Erskine College, located in historic Due West, SC, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English with specialization in early American literature to begin fall 2013. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in several of the following: literary criticism, young adult literature, journalism, and theater.

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.

The Ph.D. in English, college teaching experience, and evidence of serious scholarship are required. Applicants should complete the application at (https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1143177-KGA5DBTOKw). To learn more about Erskine and this position, please visit our website at http://www.erskine.edu/faculty-staff/jobsHR.html.

MLA JIL10/18/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any updates on this?  I noticed the job was taken off of their website.

Florida State University - TT Assistant Professor, pre-1900 American Literature (2 positions) - BOTH POSITIONS FILLEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16522

Two assistant professor positions, pre-1900 American literature. We seek excellent candidates working in any period pre-1900; we expect to define two interview pools for MLA, one earlier in the span and one later. Both positions tenure-line, Fall 2013. Ph.D. required. Record of publication and commitment to research excellence. 2/2 teaching assignment with one graduate course per year. Competitive salary. Application materials (letter, CV, writing sample, recommendation letters) via the Interfolio ByCommittee system, addressed to Prof. Tim Parrish, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-1580 by Nov. 15. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women encouraged to apply. A Public Records agency.

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/15x3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/10 (x7)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/5

Rejection (after MLA interview): 2/16

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I know one of these positions has been filled, per dept. email.

NOTES:

Vaguest rejection email ever? "We appreciate your interest in our faculty positions here at Florida State.  We have now scheduled MLA interviews for Boston in January.  We will keep your materials on file, and we will update you on the resolution of the search in the spring." A lesson in close-reading, I guess, since nowhere in the subject line or the email is it explicitly stated that this is a rejection letter... except that it is. [Like]

I agree.

Why should I care about the "resolution of the search" if it doesn't have anything to do with me? [Completely agreed. Got the same vague email response from FSU today. I'm guessing we're not in the running any more; but perhaps, if the MLA candidates don't do well, they may keep other candidate options open?]

It was weeeeird.

To those interviewing, have fun being used for a class:

Spring 2013 AML5017 
Studies in U.S. Literature to 1875: Gender & Romance in the Early American 
Dennis Moore, WMS416, dmoore@fsu.edu

Yep, there's currently a renaissance underway focusing on early American literature and history, and yep, our department will schedule several job talks by candidates for our two new hires in "Pre-1900 American Literature." In that context, and in synch with growing attention to the history of the book, we'll explore the growth of prose fiction in the century or so preceding the so-called American Renaissance of the early 1850s. We'll read Jürgen Habermas's Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere and Cathy Davidson's brilliantly expanded edition of Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America, as well as such early examples as The Power of Sympathy, Charlotte Temple, The Coquette, and a couple of Charles Brockden Brown's titles from the end of the 1790s, including Wieland, working our way toward Hawthorne. We'll see what all the fuss was about, in Hawthorne's prefaces, about distinctions between "novel" and "romance." In preparation for writing a 20-page research paper, each student will prepare an annotated bibliography, then a prospectus, then a full draft; there'll be no mid-term, then, but we'll close with a take-home exam. Meanwhile, for background on that renaissance in scholarship on early American culture, get yourself to earlyamericanmatters.fsu.edu and to societyofearlyamericanists.org/conferences.html, where there's a link to the huge conference coming to Savannah!

Fordham University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Early American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, Early American Literature

The Fordham University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in early American literature, to be based at our Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus and to begin in Fall 2013. We are especially interested in scholars whose research includes work on 17th-century literature and Native American writing, as well as issues of indigeneity, race, and religion. The successful candidate should expect to do undergraduate teaching in all periods of American literature before 1865 and to have the chance to teach courses in his or her areas of specialization to our M.A. and Ph.D. students. By November 5, 2012, please submit curriculum vitae and cover letter—addressed to Edward Cahill, early American search committee chair—through Interfolio (https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15583).

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: Nov. 5 (extended due to storm)

Acknowledgment received: 10/22 11/2

Request for additional materials: 11/12 x7

Rejection (no interview): 11/12 x9, 12/01x2

MLA interview scheduled: 11/28 x2

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Georgetown University (DC) - Asst. Professor, Transatlantic Literature & Culture of the Long 18th C. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Transatlantic Literature and Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century. We encourage candidates with special interests in the Early Americas and Africa, Poetry (1660-1798), Restoration Drama, Comparative Colonialisms, Material Cultures, and History of the Book. Candidates should expect to pursue an active research agenda, to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in this field and to contribute through service to the life of the University. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by August 2013. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates as part of its commitment to professional excellence and diversity. This position is located in Washington, D.C. Please email your application letter and c.v. to engjobs@georgetown.edu, noting in the subject line the title of the position for which you are applying. Applications sent by November 1, 2012 will receive first consideration. Writing samples and dossiers will be requested only after initial screening.

NOTE: MLA ad directs application through Interfolio: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15250

Deadline: Nov. 1 According to Interfolio link: "Applications sent by December 1, 2012 will receive first consideration" [Extended due to storm]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/27 x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/14 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/6

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [acceptance noted on 18th c. / Restoration page]

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2013

Kansas State University - TT Asst. Professor, Early American Lit. (to 1820) - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, Early American Literature

Tenure-track position in early American literature to 1820. Ph.D. in English or American Studies by August 2013. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the development of American literary and cultural expression from Pre-Columbian indigenous cultures through the early Republic and a familiarity with the diversity of "American" writing and its global contexts. Digital humanities experience and innovative work across media are welcome. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses, including the first half of the undergraduate American survey; five course per year teaching load. Opportunities to develop innovative interdisciplinary pedagogies and mentor graduate students. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidence of research and publication or its potential required. Commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content required.

Send letter of application, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy), and a list of graduate courses completed to Karin Westman, Head, English Dept., ECS Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (Letters of reference and writing samples will be requested later.) Review of applications begins November 1, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. Background check required. Kansas State is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. [R]

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/1

Request for additional materials: 11/12 x 3; 11/13 x6

Rejection (no interview):12/14 (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/7

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/19

Offer accepted: 4/4

NOTES:

Pittsburg State University (KS) - TT Assistant professor of American Literature - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED Edit

Assistant Professor in English (pending budgetary approval), one of thirteen departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Tenure-earning, beginning August 12, 2013. $42,500 (AY ). Teaching four courses per semester in lower division/upper division/graduate courses in American literature and/or other areas of expertise, composition, and introduction to literature. Scholarly productivity and academic service expected. Required: Ph. D. in American literature (or equivalent) in hand by August 12, 2013. Preference given to candidates with college-level teaching experience and academic background or teaching experience in Early American Literature, American Drama, or Professional/Technical Writing. Mail letter of application, vita, and dossier (containing three recent letters of reference and transcripts) to Dr. Celia Patterson, Chair, English Department, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Screening will begin December 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Criminal background check required.

Phone: (620) 235-4689. FAX: (620) 235-4686.

E-mail: engl@pittstate.edu

Web site: http://www.pittstate.edu/engl/

MLA JIL 11/16/12 - also posted at Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): Phone (1/24)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/4

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/14

Offer accepted: 2/14

NOTES:

(12/3)  The Search Committee checks the wiki on a regular basis.  Feel free to post questions.  Also, electronic applications via the email address provided in the advertisement are allowable.

(1/15) Does anyone know if interviews have been scheduled? 

(1/23) The Committee met yesterday and has created a short list, though no rejections will go out until the end of the search.  Calls to set up phone interviews should come soon.  Phone interviews will occur over the next few weeks.  At a later date, the Committee may return to those applicants not selected for a telephone interview at this time.

(2/3) The Committee has completed phone interviews and soon will invite candidates for campus visits.

(2/4) Campus visits will occur this week and next week. Depending on how the search progresses, the Committee may return to those applicants not selected for a telephone interview or campus visit at this time.

Also posted at American Open 2013

Sam Houston State University (TX) - TT Asst./Assoc. - Transatlantic Studies and Early American Literature to 1800 - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

This is a tenure-track position in Transatlantic Studies and Early American Literature to 1800 at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This position will hold a 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and both departmental and university service.

Educational Requirements for the Position: A Ph.D. specializing in Transatlantic Studies and Early American Literature to 1800.

Experience Required for the Position: The successful candidate will have scholarly production commensurate with rank of application and will demonstrate commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Special Instructions Summary: For consideration, please send a cover letter, c.v., names of three references, and one sample of publications to Dr. Helena Halmari, Chair, Department of English, Sam Houston State University, 1901 University Avenue (Box 2146), Huntsville, TX 77341-2146. Applicants being considered will be asked to provide additional information and materials. All initial materials to be submitted must be postmarked by October 15, 2012. Interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Boston.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: EXTENDED 11/30/12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/7 via email

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 X 2

Rejection (after campus interview): 

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: Yes. Received confirmation of that fact 2/21. 

NOTES:

SUNY-Albany - TT Asst./Adv. Asst. or Assoc. Prof. - pre-1800 / post-bellum American Lit. (2 positions) - BOTH OFFERS ACCEPTED Edit

State University of New York at Albany seeks one assistant professor and one advanced assistant / associate professor, both in American literature. Primary specialization for one position in pre-1800 American literature; for the other, post-bellum literature. Desirable secondary fields for either position include Native American literature, African American literature, and ethnic, transnational, gender or women's studies. Both positions are tenure track.

Requirements: By date of initial appointment, candidates must possess a Ph.D. from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting agency. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

Applicants MUST submit the following documents online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com: • Letter of application • C.V. • A writing sample of no more than 30 pages.

Dossier/letters of reference can be submitted electronically through Interfolio or mail to: Randall Craig, Chair, Department of English, HU 333, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222

Closing date for receipt of applications: December 1, 2012.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):1/15

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): 12/14 (x4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 [post-bellum]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/11/ Offer made for pre-1800 position; 2/25 (post-bellum)

Offer accepted: 2/21 [pre-1800]; 3/7 (post-bellum)

NOTES:

After my MLA interview I was rejected with a form email presumably written by the search committee chair but actually sent from the HR office with big caps DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Really, I can't even reply like a civilized person and properly thank the search chair for the opportunity to meet with him and the rest of the committee in Boston? Sounds like a small thing, I know. But fuck.

Department is looking for a C19th, not C20th postbellum specialist.

SUNY-Oswego - TT Asst. - Literature and Technology (19th c. British and/or American Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

English, 302 Campus Ctr, Oswego, NY 13126

http://www.oswego.edu/administration/human_resources/vacancy

The SUNY-Oswego Department of English & Creative Writing invites applications for a tenure-track position in Literature and Technology. We seek a teacher-scholar committed to exploring the emergence of different technologies and media forms, with particular attention to the formal and/or ideological aspects of 19th century British and/or American literature.

Particular interests may also include a focus upon matters of gender, race, class, and sexuality; intellectual property, archives, digital humanities, or new media studies. We would also be interested in candidates whose work focuses on the redeployment of 19th-century literary strategies in later times using a variety of established or emergent media.

Statements of particular intellectual and professional interests are encouraged. Complete information about the position and application procedures can be found at http://www.oswego.edu/vacancies.

Application review begins November 1, 2012. Preliminary interviews at MLA. Inquiries to: bennet.schaber@oswego.edu SUNY Oswego seeks a diverse faculty committed to teaching and grounded in sustained scholarly and creative activities. Women, persons of color, and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. An Affirmative Action Employer.

MLA JIL 09/28/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013‎‎ & New Media and Digital Humanities 2013

Swarthmore College (PA) - TT Asst. Early American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in early American literature and American Studies. Candidates should demonstrate scholarly and pedagogical expertise in the colonial period through 1800, as well as expertise in nineteenth-century American literature. Environmental Studies, Native American Studies, and Black Studies are especially welcome areas of focus. PhD should be completed by the beginning of the appointment; teaching experience required. Send letter of application, CV, dossier (including transcript), and writing sample (15-20 pages maximum) to Professor Nora Johnson, Chair, Department of English Literature, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Deadline for applications is a postmark of November 1, 2012. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/25

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 x5 by email

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/18 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/7 

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This looks like a hire targeted towards an insider candidate (check out the early Americanist VAP). Anyone have information on this search?
  • Interesting, I do see what you mean ....
  • Yes . . . but it all depends on how you define "insider."  Does the "insider" VAP come from the right schools for Swarthmore? 
  • Who cares...
  • I got a confirmation of the receipt of my materials that read "Thank you for your application to Swarthmore College's English Department. We are reviewing applications for the position in Early American Literature, and will post status updates as appropriate. Please be advised that we will not begin reading your application until all of your materials have been received." I sent my recs and whatnot via interfolio 2 weeks ago-- does this mean they haven't received them, or is this the email they're sending to everyone?
    • I received the same letter about the materials. I'm hoping it's a form letter.
    • I didn't receive this notice (was it a letter or email?), and I mailed my materials Oct. 30. I did not use Interfolio.
    • It was an email. It was probably a form, so I wouldn't worry about it.
      • I think I speak for all of the impoverished PhDs who are adjuncting when I say requiring official transcripts is an expense we cannot afford. We live on less than 12,000 a year and spend around 1,000 applying to jobs, at least. I hope you will stop requesting them. I spent a lot of money to send them because your secretary emailed me about the fact that I sent unofficial ones. Transcripts are no longer free. Those who have jobs must start to consider the economic impact of the application process on those of us who do not.
      • I agree-- they are more than able to request official transcripts once they make a job offer-- that's generally part of the hiring process. Unofficial transcripts should be fine-- not that I understand why they want them-- for the application process.
      • I third that.  I also spent a lot of money to send them, only to receive a rejection a few days later.  Could you not have made the same decision with unofficial transcripts?
      • After receiving three emails from the departmental administrative assist on my official transcripts and letters of recommendation, I resent the same information, paying Interforlio for the latter. I even had envisioned that they were being so insistent for this information because they were interested in my candidacy and needed the official transcripts. Swarthmore should have just accepted the unofficial transcripts at this stage.
      • I did the same envisioning;-)
    • Methinks an offer has been made
      • to the poster above: is this speculation or fact? asking on behalf of a friend who was one of the finalists, and who hasn't heard anything yet. Would very much appreciate any concrete information, just in terms of recalibrating range of possibilities, if necessary, for her search.

Texas A&M International University - TT Asst. - 19th Century and Early American Lit - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track

Job Duties: Texas A&M International University's Department of Humanities invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position in 19th Century and Early American Literature. The invidual hired will start in Fall 2013 and will teach American literature surveys, upper division and graduate courses, as well as lower-division writing courses. In addition to teaching, Faculty responsibilities include student advisement, professional/scholarly activity, and institutional service. Individual will be expected to develop a strong program of scholarship.

Required qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching and a dedication to scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked collaboratively with a diverse faculty and student body. Experience in teaching British literature surveys is also welcome.

Salary: Commesurate with qualifications and experience

Other information: Texas A&M International University, located in Laredo, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border, serves over 6,000 students in 73 baccalaureate and graduate programs. Approximately 94% of the students are Spanish/English bilingual. It is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas. The Department of Humanities offers the baccalaureate in English, History and Spanish, and graduate degrees in English, History and Language , Literature and Translation, including a collaborative Ph.D. program in Hispanic Studies. For more information, visit http://www.tamiu.edu. Application procedure: The deadline for applications will be December 1, 2012. Completed employment application must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Interested, qualified candidates must apply via our online employment system, TAMIUWorks, at https://employment.tamiu.edu. For further information, candidates can contact Dr. Manuel Broncano, Chair of the Search Committee, at manuel.broncano@tamiu.edu. Texas A&M International University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 3/26 (Phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Tufts University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. American Lit. - POSITION FILLED Edit

Tenure-track opening for assistant professor of nineteenth-century American Literature. PhD must be awarded by August 2013. Expertise in American authors of the nineteenth century, preferably of the middle decades, along with the ability to teach introductory, advanced, and graduate-level courses in antebellum and post-bellum nineteenth-century literature. Preference will be given to those with secondary strength in colonial-era American literatures as well. Candidates must demonstrate significant research potential; strong teaching record preferred.

Job Requirements: Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Boston. Please send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation and writing sample (no more than twenty five pages) to Joseph Litvak, Search Committee Chair, via http://www.interfolio.com

Review of applications begins November 1, 2012, and continues until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: Dec 7 (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

See updated "Position Status" on Interfolio (3/12): "Hired"

Has anyone who interviewed heard anything post MLA? I assume I am no longer in the running but would love confirmation?

  • Campus visits have already been scheduled/taken place. (2/7) 
  • Thanks for the update. Just to confirm: you're involved with the 19C line, not the African American lit position? (2/8)

University of Alabama - TT Assistant Professor in Southern Literature/Early post-Civil War - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Southern literature/early post-Civil War. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an active scholarly research agenda, to teach both graduate seminars and lower to upper-division undergraduate courses, and to provide appropriate service to the Department, University community, and professional organizations.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Southern literature by the time of appointment, August 16, 2013; evidence of effective teaching; publications and/or presentations in area of specialization.

Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Activities Statement (including dissertation abstract). A Writing Sample of no more than 25 pages and three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Phil Beidler, Dept of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: review begins Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/3

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Southern 2013

University of Houston - Associate Professor of American Literature before 1865Edit

The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor position in American Literature before 1865, with specialization in poetry. The successful candidate must have a strong record of scholarly research and publication, and effective teaching and supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department covering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing. In addition to the Department's strengths in American Literature, and its interests in transnational literature and translation studies, the University of Houston's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers programs in African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, and American Cultures, and it houses the Center for the Americas.

The University of Houston is the premier tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation's fourth largest city, and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities. Please send a letter of application, "curriculum vitae" and dossier, including three letters of reference and a writing sample of no more than twenty (20) pages electronically through Interfolio via the link above. Or, if you prefer, materials may be mailed to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, Texas 77204-3013. Review of applications will begin on 30 November, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Manchester (UK) - Lecturer in American Lit. prior to 1900 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer in American Literature in the Division of English, American Studies and Creative Writing within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. We have an excellent record in both research and teaching, and a strong commitment to student experience. In the most recent UK government Research Assessment Exercise our Division was ranked second nationally. In the latest National Student Survey the American Studies programme received 100% in overall satisfaction. We are looking to appoint outstanding individuals who will further enhance both our research and teaching profiles.

You will provide research-informed teaching in American literature and culture, with a particular focus on the period prior to 1900. You will contribute to existing courses in American literature and culture across the Division, as well as initiating new undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and attracting and supervising research students. You will have established, or show the promise for, an excellent early-career research profile through high quality publications and research activities, and will have the potential to develop research networks and wider research impact through collaborative grant applications and public engagement. You will show a commitment to collegial working, and will be able to fulfill administrative roles consistent with your career stage.

This permanent appointment will begin on 1 September 2013.

Informal enquiries: Informal inquiries may be made to Dr Hal Gladfelder, Head of English and American Studies Email: hal.gladfelder@manchester.ac.uk

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Further particulars: HUM-01905 Lecturer in American Literature (PDF, 23. Kb)

Closing date: Friday, 30 November 2012

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFL615/lecturer-in-american-literature

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18 (x2)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes - position filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Mississippi - Assistant Professor of American literature to 1800 - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in American literature to 1800. Expertise in native and new world cultures or transnational literature encouraged. We are looking for a colleague with strong research potential to teach a 2/2 course load in our graduate and undergraduate programs. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. To apply, visit the UM Human Resources website (jobs.olemiss.edu) and complete an online application, attaching letter of application, a CV, and a writing sample. In addition, have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Annette Trefzer, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, 123 Bondurant Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. For more information please contact Dr. Annette Trefzer (atrefzer@olemiss.edu). The University of Mississippi is anEEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: both chronicle and MLA ads state "Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established." Anyone have better info?

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/4

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - TT Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is seeking applicants with a specialization in nineteenth-century American literature for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. This is a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position available Fall 2013. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess the Ph.D. in English from an accredited college or university and show evidence of a dedication to teaching and research.

SALARY RANGE: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a c.v., and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Darlene Unrue, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/22, 11/13 (automated from HR)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/1

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA Interview scheduled in late November.

Campus interview scheduled: Late January/early February (colleague had campus visit last week; not sure, but offers may have been made) 02/07

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

12/16: Does anyone know if any applicant's recommenders were contacted to supply recommendation letters? Has there been total silence on this position after the automatic acknowledgment? 

NOTE [10/26]: none of the links in the MLA ad seem to work (at least for me), buthere is the link to the position announcement at UNLV HR . Even the application link in this announcement doesn't seem to work, so if you want to apply for this, you probably need to email HR (hrsearch@unlv.edu) to find out how to go about it.

2/1: Any information on the progress of this search?

2/4: Interviewed at MLA and received a follow-up email from search chair. But no word on a campus visit. (x3)

4/2:  Any news at all?  Just curious...

4/16: Never heard anything after MLA interview/follow up email.   Has it become conventional to interview and then never contact the candidate? 

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of American Literature before 1865 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor (tenure‑track) of American Literature before 1865, preferably with strengths in transnational/multi‑ethnic perspectives or in poetics. Ph.D. in hand by August 2013.

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu .



The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The University is also a member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.



Please send a letter of application and CV to engljobs@nd.edu. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 22, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Oct. 22, 2012

Acknowledgment received: 10/24, 10/22, 10/12

Request for additional materials: 11/6 x31

Rejection (no interview): 11/9 x 124

MLA interview scheduled: no MLA interviews; only H.323 video interviews (or other quality option if necessary), ND covering cost of teleconference.

Video interview scheduled: 12/3

Rejection (after MLA video interview): 12/20 x 2

Campus interview scheduled: 12/20

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Kudos to ND for making the process more transparent by providing the numbers above! Major points.

University of Southern Mississippi - TT Asst. Professor, 19th-Century American Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track position in nineteenth-century American literature, with expertise in the post-Civil War period preferred. Secondary specializations may include the antebellum period and/or hemispheric American studies. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in English by the time of appointment in Fall 2013, evidence of an active research agenda, and a commitment to teaching and service. Position is contingent on funding. Application letter, CV, writing sample (20-25 pages), unofficial graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment-hr/ by November 2, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 11/30 (x5)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes [see NOTE below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

  • [Note of "Position Filled" posted 3/15]

NOTES:

Q: Any word on scheduling campus visits?

A: Yes, campus visits were scheduled last week. [posted 1/15]

In their online system you need to put "non applicable" into the box where you can comment on prior felonies - even if you've marked via button earlier that you have never committed any - or you cannot send the application.

University of Tuebingen/Germany - Professorship in Early American Literary and Cultural HistoryEdit

Applicants should have a specialization in Early American Studies (colonial times, early republic) and in transnational literary and cultural relations. Both in their research and their teaching applicants should broadly cover the field of American Studies.

The holder of this position will be expected to contribute to all degree programs offered by the English Seminar (LA English, BA English and American Studies, BA Interdisciplinary American Studies, MA and PhD programs). She/He should contribute to research initiatives on all levels (department, faculty, university). Requirements/Qualifications: PhD, outstanding research and publication record, Habilitation or equivalent (2nd book), teaching experience.

The University of Tuebingen intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, and therefore encourages applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants disabled people will receive preferential consideration.

Applications should include the following documents: Academic curriculum vitae, copies of relevant diplomas/certifications, list of publications, list of courses taught, overview of teaching and research plans.

Applications should be submitted by October 18, 2012 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt, University of Tuebingen, Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany.

Deadline: Oct. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Wyoming - TT Assistant Professor in Literature of the Americas - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor Chicano Studies Program and English Department: Transnational Literature from the period of contact. Joint tenure track position in Literature of the Americas in the period from contact to the eighteenth century. Position starts August 20, 2013.

Required: a literary studies Ph.D. in Latina/o Studies, English or Spanish in an appropriate period; relevant secondary field; a record or clear promise of research publication; a record of strong teaching.

Preferred: post 1600; Colonial period of the Americas with an emphasis on the Latino Diaspora; theory (colonial, postcolonial, borderlands)

Competitive salary. Carries responsibility for teaching on campus in these departments and in University Honors and at times by distance modalities. 3/2 load. Position includes commitment to teaching, research and service.

Information about English and Chicano Studies at UW can be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/english/ and http://www.uwyo.edu/chicanostudies/

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (to be submitted independently by referees or sent from your university's academic placement center).

Applications should be addressed to:

Transnational Literature Search
c/o Peter Parolin, Chair Search Committee
Department of English, 3353
University of Wyoming
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071.

Interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Boston.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 12/19

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:2/25

Offer accepted:2/27

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Utah Valley University - TT Asst. Professor, Transatlantic Lit. (Victorian and/or 19th c. American) - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Summary of Duties: Under the direction of the Department Chair of English and Literature, the Assistant Professor - English and Literature will: teach first year writing, lower and upper division courses per semester in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college which are embodied in UVU's mission.

1. Design and teach Victorian literature classes, preparing appropriate instructional materials for the course (syllabi, exams, and other items as needed). Guided by measurable objectives for the course, evaluate student performance using rigorous methods; incorporate student-oriented approaches to learning.

2. Design and teach American Realism and Naturalism literature, preparing appropriate instructional materials for the course (syllabi, exams, and other items as needed). Guided by measurable objectives for the course, evaluate student performance using rigorous methods; incorporate student-oriented approaches to learning.

3. Design and teach two sections of first-year composition, preparing appropriate instructional materials for the course (syllabi, exams, and other items as needed). Guided by measurable objectives for the course, evaluate student performance using rigorous methods; incorporate student-oriented approaches to learning.

4. Attend assigned meetings, maintain regular office hours, and contribute to the success of the students and the department by participating on committees. In harmony with the Carnegie "engaged learning" designation, consider and implement projects that serve the "engaged learning" mission of the university, including service learning and other means of fostering collegial relations on campus and in the wider community.

5. Engage in scholarly activities, produce scholarly work.

6. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. (by August 2013) in Transatlantic Literature, British Victorianism, or 19th-century American literature.

Applicants with specialties in comparative colonialisms, industrialization and urbanization, gender and sexuality are especially encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Capacity to teach both British Victorian literature and American Realism and Naturalism. Capacity to teach first-year composition.

Prepare instructional materials, including examinations, course outlines, syllabi, visual aids and presentations for four courses each semester. Instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups in regular classrooms and or computerized classrooms through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, laboratories, individualized instruction and other appropriate methods.

Evaluate instruction and learning through use of written, oral and performance tests; maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up. Incorporate scholarship into classroom settings with dexterity. Uphold professional and ethical standards.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

Link to Apply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Screening date: 11-18-2012; Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/19 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 1/17 (skype)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see below]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • "The teaching load is 4/4; responsibilities include teaching two sections of first-year composition in addition to content courses."

Q: Any word on this position? Has anyone interviewed?

  • Note that offer was accepted posted 3/15.

Washington State University - TT Asst. Professor, 19th and/or 20th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Washington State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at its Tri-Cities campus with a research specialty in nineteenth- and/or twentieth-century American literature and the ability to teach transnational literature across both periods. The position requires a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature or other related field with an emphasis in nineteenth-or twentieth-century American literature; degree required by 1 July 2013. The position begins in August 2013. Preferred secondary areas of emphasis include post-colonialism, global literatures, and multiethnic literature.

The successful candidate will teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature at the Tri-Cities campus while also having the opportunity to teach specialized graduate courses to Pullman campus students. In each case the department maintains a strong commitment to interdisciplinary, transcultural curricula in literary studies. Teaching may also include undergraduate courses in world and comparative literature, cultural studies, humanities, and other areas of interest. Service on M.A. and Ph.D. committees, including the directing of dissertations, is expected. Strong candidates will show evidence of excellent scholarly potential; demonstrate the ability to teach successfully at the college level, work in diverse, multi-cultural communities, and contribute to the goals and growth of the department.

The Department of English combines a strong research orientation with a commitment to high-quality instruction. The graduate program in Pullman offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and American literature and Rhetoric and Composition. Faculty teach a standard 2/2 course load, but new faculty are eligible for reduced teaching loads prior to tenure review to develop their research programs. A range of research and travel funding is available for faculty at all levels.

The following application materials are required and should be submitted through the online system. Letter of application (Cover Letter), Curriculum Vitae, and a writing sample (maximum 20 pages). Three (3) letters of recommendation are required and will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider automatically through our online application system at to https://www.wsujobs.com (Position #116039). Only electronic application materials will be processed.

Screening of application materials will begin October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be received no later than November 16, 2012 to be considered. WSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam era or disabled veterans, persons with a disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2 Campus visits scheduled for first week of February

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2013

Whitworth University (WA) - Asst. Professor [Full-Time Non-TT] - 19th-early 20th C. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

We are looking for a teacher-scholar in 19th- and early 20th-century American literature. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position eligible for promotion, professional leaves, and other faculty benefits. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in women's and gender studies. The ability to teach world literature or ethnic American literature will be a plus, as will interest in transnational approaches. 3-1-3 teaching load (3 courses in each regular semester and 1 course during a shortened January term): upper- and lower-division literature, two sections of freshman composition. Advising and participation in faculty governance expected. Salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in English or related field before August 2013; Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level; Evidence of the potential to make a scholarly contribution in area of specialization. For more information on this position and the application process, please visit our website; http://www.whitworth.edu/jobs .

Application Review Begins: Monday, October 08, 2012 . Position will remain open until filled. See full job announcement (PDF).

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype 11/2 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/15x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 12/27

NOTES: 

Any updates?

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2013

Wichita State University (KS) - TT Assistant Professor in early American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of English at Wichita State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in early American Literature (colonial through 19th century), beginning in fall 2013. PhD in English or ABD with documented evidence of defense required at time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, with assignments in graduate and upper division literature courses and MA thesis supervision as well as lower division courses within the major. Successful teaching experience at the university level and evidence of scholarly promise are required; publications are highly desirable. Valued qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Also desirable: expertise in transatlantic/transnational literary studies or poetry. All faculty teach general education and composition courses as needs arise. Wichita State University is an EOE/AA institution. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application online at http://jobs.wichita.edu. To ensure full consideration, application must be submitted no later than December 1. 2012.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in January 2013. Position will remain open until filled.

MLA JIL 10/18/12

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/9 x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [Learned this info secondhand at end of April]

NOTES:

I was wondering if all of the skype interviews have been scheduled for this position? Any updates would be appreciated

2/5: Any post-Skype news on campus visits?

2/20: I would also be curious about any post-Skype news about campus visits, if anyone has any.  Thanks in advance.

To above contributor: can I ask when and how you were contacted for your campus visit? Trying to gauge my remaining hope...

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term Appointments Edit

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - VAP, Early/Nineteenth-Century American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English and Foreign Languages invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature (one-year, non-renewable term). Further interest or experience in one or several of the following—Poetry, Digital Rhetoric, or Milton—is also desirable.

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline by the time of appointment; evidence of effective teaching; evidence of scholarly potential; demonstrated ability to respond to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character.

Date of Appointment:  September 23, 2013-June 18, 2014.

Application: Please submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, two letters of recommendation, and a 15-30pp sample of scholarly writing. Please submit this material in PDF format via email to Dr. Aaron DeRosa (amderosa@csupomona.edu).

Consideration of completed applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: open until filled (posted 7/17)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 8/5

NOTES:  Any news on this position? (7/30)

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Visiting Position, 1yr. Full-Time, 19th-20th c. American Lit.Edit

Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty position for the 2013-2014 academic year specializing in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, to begin in August. 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 conference travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21414 . Questions may be addressed to Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross. 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/.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (http://www.cowc.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

MLA JIL 3/29/13

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2013

Dickinson College - VAP, pre-1900 American Lit. - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at Dickinson College seeks a two-year visiting assistant professor in pre-1900 American literature. An ability to teach early American texts will be especially valued. The teaching load is five undergraduate courses over two semesters. At Dickinson, every member of the department teaches at all levels, and innovation in both teaching and scholarship is prized. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be important characteristics of the successful candidate, and teaching experience that speaks to that ability will be an advantage. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by July 2013, when the appointment begins.

Dickinson College is a private, selective, liberal-arts college of about 2,400 undergraduate students located in central Pennsylvania, 20 miles southwest of the state capital, Harrisburg, and within easy driving distance (1 1/2 to 3 hours) of Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. The College is known and respected for its international, interdisciplinary, and sustainability programs. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Application Information

Contact: HR Services
Dickinson College
Online App. Form: https://jobs.dickinson.edu

posted 05/03/13 at HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: May 29

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Franklin & Marshall College - 1 year VAP- OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21134

Visiting Assistant Professor in Early American Literature The Franklin & Marshall English Department invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Early American literature, beginning in the fall of 2013. Evidence of scholarly activity, a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a Ph.D. required. The 3/2 teaching load will include no composition. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample online at the provided link by Feb. 15, 2013. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

MLA JIL 1/25/13

Deadline: Closes: 2/15/2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 3/19, 3/25 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/28

Offer accepted: 4/28

NOTES:

North Dakota State University - VAP, American Lit. before 1900Edit

Positition Description: North Dakota State University English Department seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in American Literature beginning August 2013 to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature before 1900, early American survey, and general education writing courses. Ability to teach courses in technical writing or grant and proposal writing would also be welcomed.

Duties: 3/3 course load, service on one departmental committee.

Preferred Qualifications: Dissertation, publications, graduate coursework, or teaching experience in American literature before 1900.

Experience in technical writing or grant and proposal writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in English or related field.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
College teaching experience.

Screening date: 7/10/2013

More information on position can be found here: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/3630

Deadline: July 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  Any news on this position? (7/30)

Oberlin College - Visiting Assistant Professor of 19th Century American Literature and Culture - WRITING SAMPLES REQUESTED Edit

The English Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing position in 19th Century American Literature and Culture beginning first semester of 2013-14 academic year. The incumbent will teach a five-course load, which will include single and/or multi-genre courses, at all levels of the curriculum, in the following areas and/or in any combination: poetry, prose writing, and the novel. Ph.D. required in hand or expected by Fall 2013; candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Send application, CV, graduate transcript and three letters of reference to Professor Anuradha Dingwaney Needham, Chair, English Department, Oberlin College, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 by March 5, 2013.

MLA JIL 1/11/13

Deadline: March 5

Acknowledgment received: 3/20

Request for additional materials: 3/15 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

3/16: Any guesses as to whether there may be applicants who have not yet received a sample request who are still in the running? Any word on how many requests they may issue?

4/11: Any news on interviews?

St. Lawrence University (NY) - VAP, Early American and Ethnic American Literatures - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a visiting appointment (potentially renewable for up to three years) in early American literature (from its beginning through the end of the nineteenth century) and ethnic American literatures (with emphasis on African-American literature, Asian-American literature, Latin-American literature, and/or Native American literature). The successful candidate will offer introductory surveys and upper division courses in these subject areas, as well as the department’s research methods/theory course. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. preferred. The successful candidate will join a department founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature, a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as scholarship. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. Position begins August 2013.

Please send a letter of application, a CV, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Early American and Ethnic American Literatures Search Committee, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012, and continue until the position is successfully filled.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/29

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview scheduled 11/28

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Campus visit noted in header on 12/25]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

University of South Carolina Beaufort - VAP, 1yr. - 19th-20th c. American Lit.Edit

Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern American Literature 

The University of South Carolina Beaufort invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship with possibility for renewal in 19th- and 20th-century American literature, beginning Fall 2013. We seek an energetic faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and university service. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load of freshman composition, sophomore-level surveys, and upper-division courses in transatlantic modernism and 19th- and 20th-century American literature. Salary will reflect the candidate’s training and experience.

Ph.D. or ABD (ABD = Instructor-level appointment) in English or related field.

Applicants must complete the Academic Personal Information form on-line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu and are required to submit a letter of application and a CV. Finalists will be required to submit three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and official transcripts.

Learn more about us at http://uscb.edu/english.

To apply, go to http://uscb.edu/employment.

USC Beaufort is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 3/29/13

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2013

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 9

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, post-doc): 9

Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment): 2

Assistant Professor: 6

Associate Professor:

Full Professor:

Lurker: 1

Too Old for Colorado State: 1

Total: 24

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