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Page for Academic Positions in Early American Literature that begin in 2014.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Gardner-Webb University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor, Post-Civil War American Lit. (U.S.) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at 20-21 c. American 2014
  • From 20-21 c. page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (set-up 2/16)"

Lindenwood University (MO) - Full-Time Asst. Professor of English, Colonial and 19th c. American and African-American Lit. (Non-TT) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Literature: The Department of English at Lindenwood University seeks a full-time, permanent faculty member specializing in colonial and 19th century American literature with a particular focus on African American literature. Teaching responsibilities include lower level early American literature surveys, upper level literature courses as well as freshman composition. Teaching course load is 4-1-4, which includes a January term. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, dedication to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and evidence of a scholarly agenda. A PhD in English language and literature or American studies is required. Qualifying degree(s) must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to LUHR@lindenwood.edu. No phone calls please. Further materials, such as a writing sample or a statement of teaching philosophy, will need to be provided upon request. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University, visit our website at http://www.lindenwood.edu. Lindenwood University is an equal opportunity employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 via email on 5/7

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at African American 2014

  • Has anyone heard any news on this position?
  • Yes, the position is currently in the midst of campus interviews. [posted 4/24]

Johns Hopkins University - Full/Adv. Assoc. Professor, pref. long 19th c. (2 positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at The Johns Hopkins University announces a search for two distinguished scholars at the rank of Full or advanced Associate Professor.  Although we are especially interested in those working in the long 19th century, on either side of the Atlantic, we welcome applications in all fields of English, American, and Anglophone literature.  The teaching load is two courses per semester.  Applicants should submit a letter of application and a c.v. online through Interfolio.  Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2014, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.  The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty.  Women and minorities are especially invited to apply.

http://apply.interfolio.com/24321

MLA JIL 2/1/4

Deadline: review begins Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Received an Interfolio note from the Chair on 5-1 stating that the Search Committee has scheduled some campus interviews but that the selection process will continue into the summer. Some further interviews will be scheduled.

Also posted at Generalist 2014 and Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2014

Northwestern Oklahoma State University - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of English (fields incl. American Lit.)Edit

Pace University (NYC Campus) - TT Assistant Professor, Textualities in a Global Context / Digital Humanities (pref for pre-1800) - MLA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • I spoke with someone who mentioned this position is open field, but the department is really looking for someone pre-1800.
  • 12/17 MLA Interview (email)

Qatar University - Asst./Assoc. Professor of English Lit. (fields incl. 18th-19th c. American)Edit

University of Houston (TX) - Asst. or Assoc. Professor, Early American Lit - OFFER MADEEdit

Early American Literature, Assistant or Associate. The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for an Assistant or Associate position in Early American literature. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research, scholarship, and teaching (at both graduate and undergraduate levels) in antebellum literature. We welcome expertise in additional fields such as Environmental Studies, Religious Studies, and Rhetoric. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. In addition to the Department's strengths, 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 submit through Interfolio a letter of application, a dissertation abstract, a current curriculum vitae, one writing sample of scholarly work (no more than 20pp), and three confidential letters of recommendation, to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3013. Hard copy of applications may also be sent directly to the above address. Review of applications will begin on 15 February, 2014, 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.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): by email 2/19

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/1

Rejection (after campus interview): 

Offer made: 4/19

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

  • Interviews via Polycom videoconferencing technology, not Skype.
  • Has anyone who interviewed via videoconfercing heard anything? (3/29)  --->Yes: they said I'd hear back in about two weeks 3/25 // notified that they'd made an offer to someone else, but they weren't sure it would be accepted (4/19)

University of Saint Francis (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Generalist (fields incl. Early American) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • From Generalist page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 12 Feb (phone, by phone)"

Young Harris College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, Early American Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Young Harris College invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor with an area of specialization in Early American Literature.  Special consideration will be given to candidates with a secondary area of specialization in one or more of the following: Southern Literature, Appalachian Literature, Eco criticism, Environmental Literature, and Science Writing.

The ideal candidate will have earned his or her Ph.D. before the date of employment and should possess a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum.  This full-time, tenure-track position carries a 4/4 teaching load of composition and literature courses.

Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions-Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences-and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Georgia, is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College's growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia's first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 200 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8356711 by March 14, 2014. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to <HumanResources@yhc.edu> or by mail to Dr. Amanda Lawrence, Chair of the English Department, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE M/F/D/V

Chronicle

Deadline: March 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x2 on 5/1 via email; note says that the position has been filled.

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see rejection note above]

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard any news on this position? [posted 4/30]

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - Pre-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Bard College, Assistant Professor of English - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Bard Colleges Division of Languages & Literature invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant professor of English, preferably specializing in American literature, and with additional competence in American Studies, to begin fall 2014. We are looking for an exceptional scholar and teacher who focuses on American literature, preferably of the nineteenth century, but who possesses sufficient breadth to teach all three courses in our American literature sequence (from the seventeenth-century through and beyond the twentieth-century).

The candidate should demonstrate facility in multiple literary and cultural genres; areas of expertise could include, but are not limited to: the novel, poetry and poetics, literature in its political and philosophical contexts, Native American studies, and transatlantic studies. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the general education curriculum at Bard. Candidate must hold a Ph.D. or be nearing its completion this year.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 20-page writing sample and three letters of recommendation to: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21943 by November 15, 2013. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

MLA JIL 09/11/13

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/11 (automated email) 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/12 - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULED x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 (email) x1

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/25

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This position has insider candidate written all over it. They have a 19th centurist VAP. This is his 2nd year there. Good luck everyone!

Has anyone been hired yet? The committee said at MLA they wouldn't even have an answer about campus visits until the start of February. But someone posts with a visit on 1/14? (2/6) (x2)

• as per the college website, at least three visits have been scheduled; search "Candidate for the Position in American Literature" at http://inside.bard.edu/ and scroll down

and I've heard from two people now that the job was the VAPs before this ever started.  wish I hadn't wasted my time.

Claremont McKenna College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • [Question reposted from American Open 2014: Any idea whether "evaluations" means a summary or the numerical average (i.e. send in the numerical summary pages from a few years without any student comments)? If I were to send one semester's worth of student evaluations, it'd be just shy of 200 pages (2 page evaluation filled in by 100 students).]
  • Why not just send one class's worth of evaluations? Ideally a class similar to a class you'd be teaching for them.
  • From American Open page: " MLA (12/17) x1"

Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor (American Fiction 1865-1945) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning fall 2014, in American Fiction 1865-1945. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes introductory courses in American literature and advanced courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits competitive. Please send letter of application, vita, dossier, and three letters of reference submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3260. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Chicago, January 9-12, 2013.

Colgate, a liberal arts college of 2,800 students, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff further the University’s educational mission. Women and applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled on 12/18 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/27

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Shouldn't this position be cross-posted to the 20th and 21st century section?
  • A: Sure, now posted also at 20-21 c. American 2014
  • Still nothing on this one (despite the fact that they're definitely doing MLA interviews)?
  • I interviewed with Colgate at MLA for this position and haven't heard a thing since. If one or more MLA interviewees have already been rejected, as per the 1/27 note above, and campus interviews have been scheduled I guess all remaining candidates are in that limbo of "not out of the game but not quite in either." Would be nice to know either way but I understand their reason for keeping silent for as long as possible (2/9).
  • I'm the one who posted the rejection. I emailed them to ask about the status of the search. They didn't actually reject me, they just said that they had already scheduled campus visits and that I wasn't one of their choices, but that I would still be in the pool if none of the campus visits worked out. I think that will be our status until they make a hire.
  • Makes sense. Thanks to the 1/27 poster for chiming back in.

Dartmouth College - Assistant Professor of English (American Literature, spec. 19th c.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure track position as assistant professor specializing in American literature. The department has particular needs in the nineteenth century but is open to innovative scholarship from the nineteenth century through the modern and contemporary periods of American literature. Successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by July 1, 2014, scholarly achievement appropriate to rank, and a strong commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds. Applications will be received until November 1, 2013. Please submit a letter of interest and CV here: http://apply.interfolio.com/22247.

Writing samples and letters of reference will be requested at a later stage. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the MLA convention. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to diversity, and it encourages applications from women and minorities.

posted in MLA JIL 09/11/13 (expired 8 Nov.)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x 19 Nov. 13 (email request for writing sample and letters of recommendation)

Rejection (no interview): via e-mail 12/12 x5; 1/19 (sorry this was misposted to the post-MLA rejections by mistake).

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled (12/11) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/8

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: [see NOTES]

Offer accepted: 2/7

NOTES:

Incredibly thoughtful rejection letter indicated that there were 15 MLA interviews for more than 600 applicants.  An offer was made, and since I was on hold in the 4th spot, I think this means that it was also accepted (2/8). 

• Hmm. That's funny. Dartmouth seems to have told at least two people they came in fourth; a friend got the same message. (2/25)

Has anyone been inivited to visit campus, or have they only sent out rejections?

They said they would notify the top 3 canidates for campus visits last week, so I'm guessing if we havne't heard then that counts as a rejection, but I haven't recieved any offical rejection, just silence 

Someone posted yesterday that they got a rejection (after preliminary interview). Was this via email or what? (1/20)

Why did someone remove the previous notes?? I am still curious as to whether anyone who does not work primarily in 19c (or have publications in 19c) received a request for more materials. Also, what are the rules as to who changes/deletes notes and questions?? <--question was deleted by accident, I think (use PREVIEW, people!). Replaced Q&A from last night below:

Does anyone who received this request work primarily in another time period other than 19c?

A: Yes, my research is primarily in the 20th century, although I also teach 19th-century and earlier, and have pre-20th-century publications. (x2)


Q: Did anyone who applied for this job not get this request?

A: Yes. I didn't get the request, and I definitely applied. :( x5
A: Just FYI, I heard that this position had 500+ applications. 

Interview or interviews? Has more than one person been contacted to schedule an MLA interview?

  • 2 separate people posted about interviews (although perplexingly the second added the "x1")

So apparently some interviews have been scheduled and some rejections have gone out. Is anyone else stuck in the middle, i.e., no interview but no rejection? Is this the case for everyone who received the materials request?

  • Yes. I'm stuck in the middle with you, as the song goes. (x9)

Florida Atlantic University, Honors College - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open page: "Invitation to Skype 12.16 x2"

Florida Gulf Coast University - Early American Literature, Assistant/Associate Professor - PHONE INTERVIEW HELDEdit

Requisition Number: 1842

Summary: Your initial assignment will include teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Job Responsibilities:

Teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to teach first year writing. Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation, with special emphasis on Early American Literature and culture. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a developed record of consistently successful scholarship in Early American Literature.

ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2014. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with teaching Early American Literature, from the colonial period to the Civil War. Ability to teach first year writing.

Special Instructions: Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2014.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

For faculty vacancies, it is expected that a copy of the transcript of the applicant's highest degree in the field of instruction will be scanned and attached in SOAR as part of the application package.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Application Due: 12/03/2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): [see NOTES; phone interview held]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Absolutely no news at all on this position? (1/21) I had a phone interivew (1/9) but no news since.

I assume from the lack of any mention of tenure-track that FGCU does not have a tenure system. Does anyone know for sure if that's correct?

  • No first hand knowledge, but I believe that assumption is correct.
  • Correct, there is no tenure at FGCU

Florida International University - TT Asst. Prof., Early American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

FIU's Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, specializing in Early American literature, to begin in the fall of 2014. We are looking for a Ph.D. in English, with specialty in early American literatures (from 1600s up through 1860s) and/or cultural studies; transnational perspectives welcome. Strong preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate expertise in the digital humanities. Applications should show scholarly activity and teaching experience. Candidates should have their degree in hand by August 2014. Position is contingent upon funding.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online to Job Opening ID 506764 at careers.fiu.edu and electronically attach, in a single pdf file, a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a representative sample of scholarly work. Additionally, three or more recommendation letters should be sent to Dr. Bruce A. Harvey at harveyb@fiu.edu--subject heading “Early American,” please--via the “Interfolio” portfolio service (for those not using “Interfolio,” have recommenders submit direct to harveyb@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 1, 2013. Review will continue until the position is filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23586

MLA JIL 10/18/13

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled 12/16 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: phone 1/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Hampden-Sydney College (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, pre-1900 American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in English, beginning August 2014. We seek a candidate with a research and teaching focus in pre-1900 American literature and the ability to teach African-American literature. The successful candidate will teach seven courses per year, expanding the department’s upper-level offerings in American literature and teaching African-American literature, Survey of American Literature I and II, introductory courses, and composition. Qualifications: Ph.D in hand by time of employment, experience and commitment to teaching undergraduates, successful program of professional development and scholarship.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective four-year liberal arts college for men enrolling about 1100 students, located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of reference by Interfolio using the link above. Address letter to Professor Cristine Varholy, Chair, Department of English. Candidates for 2014 MLA interviews will be selected from files received by November 15. Inquiries may be sent to cvarholy@hsc.edu. Hampden-Sydney College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22316

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/11 (automated email from Chair)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview by phone (12/20) x2; (12/23) x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Hillsdale College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor (American Generalist, pref. for Colonial/19th c.)Edit

Illinois Wesleyan University - Assistant Professor pre-1900 American/Af-Am. Lit - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Indiana University Kokomo - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open: "MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULED 12/18 (x2) by email, stated 20 minute interview: seems short, they must be doing a lot of them."

Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. to 1900 - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English and Linguistics at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2014. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American Literature, as well as general education and introductory courses for the major. Primary and secondary specializations are open. The successful candidate will combine a commitment to excellent teaching and strong service with an innovative research agenda. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Lewis Roberts, Search Committee Chair, Department of English and Linguistics, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499. E-mail: robertlc@ipfw.edu. Application deadline, December 10, 2013. IPFW is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Employment is contingent on completion of a successful background records check.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 10

Acknowledgment received: email from chair

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview (arranged via email), 12/18 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Johns Hopkins University - Associate or Full Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature  SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21500

The English Department at Johns Hopkins University announces a search for a scholar of 19th-Century American Literature at the rank of associate or full professor. All approaches to the field, including transnational and hemispheric inquiries, are welcome. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants should submit a letter of application, c.v, and writing sample (such as an essay or book chapter) online through Interfolio. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2013, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: review began July 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: more writing requested 9/28

NOTES:

  • search suspended indefinitely, to be "reconfigured" [posted 12/3]

King's College London (UK) - Lecturer in American Literature (1770-1900)Edit

The Department of English seeks to appoint an outstanding Lecturer in American literature with expertise in the period 1770-1900. The appointed candidate will join a distinguished group of scholars, which includes Susan Castillo, Paul Gilroy, John Howard, Jane Elliott, Janet Floyd, Alan Marshall, Lara Shalson, and Mark Turner, in extending and developing research and teaching in American literature and culture in the context of a large and dynamic department of English.

The successful candidate for this post will have an outstanding record of research and publication for stage of career and show exceptional potential as an emerging research leader in the field of American literature. They will specialise in any aspect of pre-twentieth-century literature and will be expected to teach at all levels and across periods teaching introductory and survey modules for undergraduates in each year, and designing and delivering teaching of specialist topics for undergraduate and MA students, as well as attracting and supervising PhD candidates. The successful candidate will engage in and develop research projects in his/ her field, cultivate academic networks, secure research funding, and develop the impact of his/her research, especially by way of collaboration with London’s cultural institutions.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23549

MLA JIL 10/18/13

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: more writing requested 9/28

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anyone know (or can anyone reasonably guess) what the timetable will be for interviews and a decision on this position? Especially in relation to US hiring?

  • Don't know about this particular search, but my sense is that the UK hiring process is much more streamlined and expeditious than the US process. Candidates are usually interviewed in a single group on campus and a hiring decision is often made on the same day. That said, it would be easier to predict for this particular position if a specific deadline had been given. [11/15]

Lawrence Technological University - TT Asst. Professor, American or World Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • From Generalist page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/24 phone call scheduling skype interview (x2)"

Lawrence University (WI) - Asst. Prof of Creative Writing (Poetry) and American Literature Before 1900 - PHONE / MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Lawrence University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing-poetry and American literature before 1900 to begin in the fall of 2014. Candidates must be prepared to teach introductory and advanced poetry workshops, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in American literature. Secondary teaching interests open but could include modernist and contemporary poetry or other areas. Responsibilities also include regular contributions to the freshman program and an ongoing commitment to scholarship or creative activity. Candidates should have either a PhD in creative writing or a PhD in literature and MFA or terminal MA in poetry. Teaching load is two courses in each of three ten-week terms.

Lawrence is a private, nationally ranked, liberal-arts college of about 1400 students and 120 faculty. Additional information about Lawrence and the department may be found at http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/english/.

For more information:

URL: http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/english/

Email: david.e.mcglynn@lawrence.edu

Send letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, scholarly writing sample, and a 10-page selection of poetry to https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com by November 1, 2013. Applicants should also have letters of recommendation sent to search_english@lawrence.edu. Preliminary interviews conducted at MLA in January.

AA/EEO: Lawrence University encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in the English community.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/11

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Marymount University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open: "MLA Interview Scheduled (12/13)"

Miami University (Ohio) - Asst. Professor, Environmental Lit. (spec. includes Antebellum American) - OFFER MADEEdit

  • See full post at Environmental 2014
  • From Environmental page: "MLA interview scheduled 12/12"
  • From Environmental: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/16. Notified as fourth candidate with possible campus visit 1/19.  Top three have all been contacted."

Missouri Southern State University - Full-Time Position, Specialist in American Literature after 1865 (Non-TT)Edit

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit . - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

New Jersey City University - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED (via American Open 2014) Edit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 (via phone)"

New Mexico State University - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Position Title: Assistant Professor of English, Req# 2013002286

Posting #: 2013002286

Tenure Track Rank: Assistant Professor

Date Position Advertised: September 3, 2013

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Qualifications: PhD in English with a specialization in nineteenth-century American literature; secondary emphasis in Native American literature is desirable. Demonstrable commitment to both teaching and scholarship; ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (typical teaching load is 3/3) as well as serve on MA thesis committees; all requirements for PhD completed by date of hire in August 2014.

Screening of applications begins October 30, 2013, and applications received after this date may be considered. Position remains open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference.

Application Procedure- Submit letter of application with current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample as a single PDF attachment to:  engl_search@nmsu.edu.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately to:  engl_search@nmsu.edu

Correspondence may be addressed to: Ryan Cull, Chair of Personnel, Department of English, New Mexico State University.

LINK

Deadline: Oct. 30th

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/6 MLA interview scheduled x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Oberlin College (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of English, American Literature to 1900 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22687

The English Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in American literature to 1900, focusing on varieties of prose genres. At the position's curricular core is a concern with writing in the ongoing articulation of the American "public sphere." The incumbent will teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in the incumbent's area of specialization. To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference should be sent, preferably, via Interfolio's ByCommittee service or to Anuradha Dingwaney Needham, Chair, English Department, Oberlin College, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, by November 15, 2013. For more information, see http://www.oberlin.edu

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Just now got the request to fill out EEO form via Interfolio (email). Weird. [12/12]

Request for Additional Materials: x3 on 11/11 (email); x3 on 11/12 (via email); on 11/13 (via email); on 11/25 (email); on 11/26 (email); on 11/30 (via email); 12/2 (email); 12/3 (email)

Rejection Letter (no interview): x1 (mentioned that the position was now filled).

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA on 12/17 (phone) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone ever seen a search committee ask for additional materials over the course of multiple weeks? Isn't that unusual?

  • A: Rolling requests for additional materials are not that unusual, although these requests are notable for the number of different dates. But it's nothing unheard of. Different SC's work in different ways.
  • I'm basing this on nothing but a hunch, but I suspect some of the people who posted they received a request for additional materials are referring to the request to fill out the EEO form via interfolio. It's pretty confusing, frankly, and had this been my first year on the market or if I were less familiar with the wiki, I likely would have thought that email was a request for additional materials (the email subject is "Request for Information" and it's a pretty vague email signed by the search committee chair with no direct mention of an EEO form). I assume many of these are real RFAMs and that Oberlin did rolling requests, but I also suspect some are not RFAMs, which would explain why the dates of receipt cover the course of so many weeks. 

Rider University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Open 2014
  • From American Open page: " MLA x1 12/11"; & MLA x 1 12/13 (via phone)
  • From American Open: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/30 by phone"

Saint Mary’s College (IN) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Scripps College - Asst. Prof., 19th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in nineteenth-century American literature. We especially welcome candidates with additional expertise in early twentieth-century American literature. A strong teaching record (and Ph.D. by August 2014) required. The successful candidate will teach at both the introductory and the advanced levels, from the department’s American literature survey to seminars in the fields of expertise. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages to AcademicJobsOnline: Professor Aaron Matz, Chair English Department Search Committee Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 amatz@scrippscollege.edu

Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013. Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Post at AcademicJobsOnline

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): really nice email, though weird to send it on a Friday night!  2/8

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/12 MLA, via email x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: via email 1/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

St. Ambrose University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor, American Lit before Civil War - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

St. Ambrose University Department of English seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2014. Area of specialization: American Literature before the Civil War. Additional areas of interest and expertise include Linguistics and TESOL, Gender Studies, and U.S. Ethnic Literature. English faculty teach four courses per semester, including developmental and first-year writing. Please attach letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes specific examples of how you have applied this philosophy in your classes. Ph.D. completed by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled. St. Ambrose University is a Catholic, liberal arts, diocesan university that emphasizes excellence in teaching and ongoing professional development. Total institutional enrollment is over 3,700 students. The Core Values of the University include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. See http://www.sau.edu for further information. St. Ambrose is located in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area with a population of more than 350,000. Please apply on-line at http://www.sau.edu/Human_Resources/Jobs and attach letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes specific examples of how you have applied this philosophy in your classes AA/EOE

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview (email) 2/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

No news at all here? (1/21)

In a few years on the job market, I have not seen a clunkier, crappier HR website for uploading materials. Looks like they farmed this out to some Computer Science student's junior project or something. Anyone have any bright ideas on how to get them recommendation letters? (short of just emailing the department, of course).

  • I emailed HR. Just sent them to a name on the HR site.
  • On the main HR page, it says: "All confidential reference letters may be sent to: HumanResources@sau.edu"

St. Lawrence University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Early American Literature - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in early American literature (from its beginning through the end of the nineteenth century). The successful candidate will offer introductory surveys and upper division courses in these subject areas, as well as the departments research methods/theory course. Facility in nature/ environmental literature is also desirable. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. Position begins August 2014.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Please send a letter of application, a CV, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Early American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Richardson Hall, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/18 (snail mail with EEO postcard) x2

Request for additional materials: 11/21 (letters of recommendation and teaching philosophy) x4

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview Scheduled (via email, on 12/9/13) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Texas A&M - TT Advanced Assistant Professor, Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Studies with an Emphasis in Gender - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Texas A&M - TT Advanced Asst. Professor, Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Studies with expertise in the Global SouthEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - TT Asst. Professor, Early American Lit. and Culture - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature with an emphasis in Early American Literatures and Cultures.

All candidates must have a PhD in English or American Studies at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching literatures before 1830 from a transnational perspective and experience in teaching blended or online courses are preferred. Possible secondary areas to include digital humanities, critical theory, race studies, and / or creative writing in fiction.

Job Duties: As a new hire with a 3/3 teaching assignment (and active research agenda), he/she will be expected to teach English courses in the University Core Curriculum (sophomore literature survey classes or first-year writing classes), upper-division major courses, and graduate courses in the master's program. Teaching schedule may involve night, weekend, and electronic course delivery.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. A completed application file will include: A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching and research philosophy, A curriculum vitae, A copy of academic transcripts, A list of three references including name, title, phone number, and email address. (Finalists may be required to submit three letters of recommendation.)

Special Notices: Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15 (priority consideration)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: letters of rec and writing sample 11/22 x 4

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype 11/22 x 4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/12 via email notification

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes (2/14)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Are they requesting additional materials from some and scheduling interviews with others or did those requests for additional materials and Skype interviews happen to the same people on the same day? Thanks! (11/24)
  • Pretty sure the materials and interviews requests were simultaneous for the same people. But I'm sure someone who actually got one could confirm ...
  • Both the request for additional materials and Skype interview requests happened simultaneously. The original email from the Search Committee Chair had a request for both items.

University of California, Riverside - TT Assistant Professor of American Literature before 1900 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of American Literature before 1900, beginning July 1, 2014. Requirements include a Ph.D, a record of compelling promise of research in the field, teaching experience, and a commitment to teaching excellence and university service. We welcome applications from scholars working in any aspect of the field, including transatlantic, transnational, hemispheric, indigenous, or border studies. The University of California, Riverside is a Hispanic serving institution. Located sixty miles east of Los Angeles, it is widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation. Areas of strength in the English Department include African American studies, 20th c. American literature, Native American studies, postcolonial studies, critical ethnic studies, media and visual culture, feminist and queer studies, poetry, book history, and science fiction/technoculture studies, among other fields. More information about the English Department may be found at http://english.ucr.edu. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (up to 25 pages), and three letter of recommendation through an online application process at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00024. If you have questions, please contact Katherine Kinney, Chair, Search Committee (katherine.kinney@ucr.edu).

Review of applications will begin November 25, 2013 and the position will be open until filled. All applicants will receive acknowledgement of receipt of the application. UCR is an EO/AA employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 25 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA (phone)X3 (with the option to do a Skype interview instead a few days after)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 (email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

  • [Acceptance posted 3/10]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

They sent out an email indicating that they would be scheduling MLA interviews on January 3. (x 7 on 12/19). I got the same email but found it somewhat cryptic. Were all candidates being sent the same message, or had some selection process already taken place? 

I got this e-mail as well and found it very cryptic. My guess would be that they have narrowed the applicant pool and are letting the "short listed" candidates know that they are under consideration, but I am not holding my breath here. If it happens great, but I have just been in this position too many times to really be enthusiastically bouncing off the walls.

I received it, as well, and I would be shocked if I were short-listed with UC Riverside. I think it's a mass email sent to everyone who applied basically informing everyone that MLA decisions were coming very late, so don't expect any word or email the chair of committee until then. I don't think they've narrowed the pool down yet.

I received the same email. I think you are right on the money with the above guess. There hasn't been any selection yet. (12/20)

I feel sure that if they'd made a cut, the email would have indicated that in some way or at least used our names in a salutation. Typically those emails contain a greeting with the applicant's name and they clearly let the applicant know that the search committee is continuing to pursue his/her application.

After reading this article it totally make sense now why this search is a mess. Apparently, the same bureaucrats who designed the malfunctioning healthcare.gov website also worked on the UC Riverside application site.

  • FYI: InsideHigherEd has published an entire article about this email from UC Riverside (12/21): LINK

In response to the IHE story above, and in a gesture of solidarity with our job-seeking colleagues, an Indiegogo fundraising campaign (LINK) has been launched to help send academic job candidates to MLA to interview with UC Riverside. If you are eligible for reimbursement (consult the Indiegogo page to determine eligibility), please contact the fund administrator, Noel Jackson (njackson AT mit DOT edu).

Has anyone heard anything since interviewing at MLA and/or via Skype (1/20)?

University of California, Santa Barbara - Open Rank, American Lit. and Environment - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Literature: Area of Specialization: Literature and Environment. Description: We invite applications from candidates who specialize in American Literature, and we are particularly interested in those who focus on the intersections of literature and the environment. The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses in literature and contribute to the department's collaborative research and teaching centers and initiatives, especially the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and the Literature and Environment specialization. Please visit the University of California Santa Barbara English website for further information on our department's ongoing initiatives. Position effective from July 1, 2014. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment.

Instructions: To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by October 18, 2013. Please submit your letter of application, CV, writing sample (25pp or less), and 3 letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00188. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview 12/15  (if you don't mind the question, was this by email or by phone?) x2 (by phone). 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard about campus visits being scheduled at UCSB? (1/18)
  • Nothing here after interviewing at MLA (1/19) x 2

Also posted at Environmental 2014, American Open 2014 and  20-21 c. American 2014

University of Central Oklahoma - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit., pre-1865 - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English, effective August 2014. We are seeking a scholar who will offer courses in the area of American literature. Scholarly activities and service to the department, college, and university are required.

Duties and Responsibilities: The teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities will include upper-division and master's-level courses on American literature before 1865, sophomore-level survey courses on American literature to 1865, and first-year composition courses. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring graduate students, serving on master's thesis and examination committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly/creative work, and serving on department, college, and university teams.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English with specialization in American literature before 1865 is required. We are especially interested in candidates with active research agendas, a commitment to high quality teaching, and dedication to service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Preferred/Required Documents: Online Faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, and degree transcripts (including Ph.D.) attached is required. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

For technical assistance, please email jobs@uco.edu.

Online App. Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 2/19

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

  • phone interview 12/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

It looks as if someone updated this, but I don't see anything here. Any news on this one?

  • Someone noted a phone interview, but it was accidentally deleted. Post restored above [12/7]

University of Colorado Boulder - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of English announces a tenure-track position in nineteenth-century American literature, to begin Fall 2014. PhD in hand by August 2014 is required for appointment as assistant professor. The normal teaching load is 2/2, and includes undergraduate English-major courses and graduate courses. Junior faculty members receive pre-tenure research leave support.

Interest in the position consisting of a letter of application, c.v., dissertation or book abstract (attach as "document 1"), writing sample of 25-30 pages, and letters of reference must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com posting #F00652. Review of applications will begin October 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Chicago. For questions about the position, or about the electronic application process, please contact: engl.chrasst@colorado.edu. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: hr-ada@colorado.edu. Authority to fill this position is pending budgetary approval.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/15 (letters of recommendation) x6

Rejection (no interview): 11/15 x8

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA, scheduled by email (12/19) x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview): email (1/15), indicated that campus visits had been scheduled

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

The HR site where one uploads materials contains the additional information that recommendations will only be required of those who make it through the first round. It looks like we're supposed to provide the interfolio email address for each recommendation, but they won't request any until after the "initial review of the applicant pool" (just fyi).

University of Houston - Tenured Assoc. or Full Professor, American Literature Before 1900 - VIDEO INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor position in American literature before 1900. Possible areas of interest include but are not limited to Environmental Studies, Religious Studies, and Rhetoric. The successful candidate must have a strong record of scholarly research and publication, and a demonstrated strength in teaching pre-national, national, and 19th century literature at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. In addition to the Department's strengths, 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 submit through Interfolio via the link above a letter of application, "curriculum vitae" and dossier, including three letters of reference, evidence of effective teaching, and a writing sample of no more than twenty (20) pages to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3013. Hard copy of applications may also be sent directly to the above address. Review of applications will begin on 1 November, 2013, 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.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22573

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Video-Conference scheduled by email (2/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of North Alabama - TT Assistant Professor of English, 19th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English in nineteenth-century American literature. Desirable areas of secondary expertise might include one or more of the following: early American literature, transnational studies, American Indian literatures, African American studies, and the digital humanities. The successful candidate must demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching and a commitment to an active program of scholarship and research. Participation in college service and student advisement is also expected. Teaching assignments range from first-year composition courses that all faculty teach to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate areas of expertise. All faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load with possible reductions for graduate courses. Salary will be commensurate with degree, rank and experience.

A doctorate in English is required for tenure-track appointment; ABD will be considered for temporary appointment at instructor rank, pending completion of doctorate by August 2015. College teaching experience is required.

To view a complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/16/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/13 x 2 (via email) 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled via email on 1/26 (x 2) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 on 2/19 (via email)

Rejection (after campus interview): x 1 (Email rejection said the position had been filled).

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone have an interview scheduled yet? I'm trying to decide if the committee still hasn't made decisions or if I've been passed over...
  • 1/22: Like you, I received a request for additional material in December. I haven't heard anything back one way or another, so I'm guessing they haven't made a decision yet on whom to invite for campus interviews.
  • Without a posted deadline, it's hard to get a sense of the timing on this one, so has anyone heard anything? RFAM? Refrences contacted?

University of San Francisco - TT Asst. Professor, 19th-20th c. American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in American literature at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2014.

Job Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate literature courses in the Core (general education) and the English major. Candidates should be able to teach an American literature survey and develop upper-division classes in both 19th and 20th century American literature.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in English or related field at time of appointment, demonstrated expertise in teaching American literature, and evidence of strong scholarly activity. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in 19th and 20th century American fiction.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:http://www.usfjobs.com

Chronicle

From USF job link (https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/7845):

Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae, electronically in PDF format. Applications must be received by November 4. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier; we will interview a short list at MLA. Applications should be uploaded electronically tohttps://gnosis.usfca.edu/search/. Any inquiries can be addressed to americanlitsearch@usfca.edu.

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/26 - requested writing sample, recommedations, transcripts, sample syllabi, and teaching evals (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/12) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: scheduled via phone [posted 1/16]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • Has an offer been made yet? [2/27]
  • Yes.  [posted 3/3]

Offer accepted: 3/17

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2014

University of South Carolina Beaufort - TT Position, 19th c. American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of South Carolina Beaufort invites applications for a tenure track position in American literature, beginning Fall semester 2014. We seek an energetic faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and university service. Candidates should demonstrate a scholarly interest in the 19th century with a secondary interest in the early 20th century (pre-WWII) and the ability to teach all of American Literature. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load of first year English, sophomore level surveys, and upper-division courses. Salary will reflect the candidate's training and experience.

Applicants must complete the Academic Personal Information form on-line and are required to submit a letter of application and a CV by December 1, 2013. If you have any problems or questions using the on-line system please contact Human Resources at 843-208-8144 for assistance. Finalists will be required to submit three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and official transcripts. First round phone/skype interviews to be held in Jan/Feb, and campus visits thereafter.

For details, go to http://www.uscb.edu/Employment. To apply go to https://uscjobs.sc.edu. For information about USCB, visit http://www.uscb.edu. Positions contingent upon available funding.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x4 [What were you asked for?] <--Letters of rec, transcripts, teaching statement, and student evaluations

Rejection (no interview): x1 (3-13); I received an impersonal rejection email saying that the position was filled.

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): x1 (phone) [posted 1/25]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (2/10)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Washington Tacoma - TT Asst. Professor (19th-20th c. American Lit.) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research and teaching address 19th and 20th Century American Literature. An expertise in Environmental Literature and/or Regional Literature is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse student populations, involve students in faculty research, and integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning

The position primarily contributes to majors in 1) Arts, Media and Culture; 2) American Studies; and 3) Writing Studies, and also supports other interdisciplinary majors and concentrations at UW Tacoma. The position begins September 16, 2014, requires an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in English, Comparative Literature, or related field with an emphasis in American Literature at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding. A candidate in the final stages of his/her dissertation would be appointed on an acting basis.

IAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. One of three University of Washington campuses, UW Tacoma is located in new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and serves students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound region. The South Sound is a beautiful place to live with outstanding opportunities for both cultural and recreational activities. It also has vibrant business and nonprofit communities including organizations like the world-renowned Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, RealNetworks, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, the Port of Tacoma, and more. For more information on UW Tacoma, visit our website at https://www.tacoma.uw.edu.

To apply, please submit:

  • letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, your teaching experience, and previous activities mentoring minorities and/or advancing minorities, women, or members of other under-represented groups,
  • curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  • statement of your teaching philosophy,
  • an article-length writing sample,
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  • three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2886.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Joe Sharkey, search chair, at iasamlit@uw.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2014

Xavier University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of English (American Lit. to 1900) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Xavier University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in American Literature to 1900 to fill a position beginning Fall 2014. Teaching experience in ethnic minority literature is highly desirable. The successful candidate will also teach lower-division literature courses focused on issues of ethics/justice. Candidates must have a PhD, but ABD will be considered.

Xavier University is the third largest independent institution in Ohio, the sixth oldest Catholic University in the nation, and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide. US News and World Report ranked the University 17 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

To ensure consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at initial stage), 1-2 page teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation online at the link below by November 8, 2013. Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted at the MLA convention in January 2014. Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women and minorities.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22320

MLA JIL 09/11/13 (expired 8 Nov.)

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: recieved today (Nov 2nd) x3

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled by phone (12/2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): emailed rejection stating position has been filled 3/4

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [position filled, per 3/4 rejection noted above]

NOTES:

Any word on this? (1/20/14)

  • Nope. Haven't heard a thing as of 1/24/14.

I've got to figure that the wiki is just not being updated that frequently at this point. I can't imagine that they haven't already scheduled visits yet. They told me they had a department meeting scheduled the week before MLK holiday, but no more definitive timeline than that. Still... (1/26/14--this is the same commenter as from 1/20/14 above.)

  • I'm of the same mind as you. Would be nice to hear something either way, though. (1/26/14, commenter from 1/24).
  • I third your thoughts. 1/28 and I've still heard nothing. They also told me they would get in touch within a week and a half.

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Colby College - Faculty Fellow (1 yr.), 18th / 19th c. American Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

We invite applications for a one-year Faculty Fellow position, for the 2014-2015 academic year, in 18th and 19th century American Literature with particular emphasis in Early Women's Writing. The position consists of a four course-teaching load, including two lower level intensive writing courses; an American literature survey (pre-1860); and one upper-level course in the candidate's chosen area. High priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, publications, and completed Ph.D.

To apply, please send the following application materials as PDF attachments to Cedric Gael Bryant, Department Chair, americanistsearchvap@colby.edu.

cover letter
CV
three letters of recommendation
statement of teaching philosophy, and
description of research interests.

Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2014. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in late-January, early February.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): request for Skype interview 3/7 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Gettysburg College (PA) - Visiting Asst. Professor of American Lit. before 1900 (3 yr. Appt.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Gettysburg College seeks candidates for a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature before 1900 to start in August 2014. We seek candidates whose teaching and scholarship takes a hemispheric or multiethnic approach to the period. The 3/3 teaching load will include first-year seminars, introduction to college writing, broad intermediate-level courses, specialized upper-level courses, and contributions to our interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will combine a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching and advising with a vibrant research agenda. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of no more than 30 pages to Professor Elizabeth Duquette, American Literature Search Chair, Department of English, Campus Box 397, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Requests for dossiers will be made after an initial review; interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Application materials should be postmarked by November 11, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: request for letters of rec (11/22) x7

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA  [posted 12/13]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: scheduled for this week and the next (after e-mail requesting update) [posted Feb. 19]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

North Dakota State University - VAP in Early American Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

NDSU English Department seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Early American Literature beginning August 2014 to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature before 1900, early American survey, first-year and upper-division writing courses, and grant and proposal writing. Duties: 3/3 course load, service on one departmental committee each semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dissertation, publications, graduate coursework, or teaching experience in American literature before 1900.
  • Experience teaching grant and proposal writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please send references with the cover letter and CV.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/4983

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 6/30, Skype interview scheduled.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Skidmore College - VAP, Early American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of English in early American literature (from its beginnings through the end of the nineteenth century, with research focus pre-Civil War). Additional expertise in critical theory desirable. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/3 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Ph.D. required at time of employment.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2013. All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held at the MLA convention.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55166

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: recieved today (Nov 2nd) x4

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview x3 (Dec. 4th)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 (for mid-to-late February)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news on interviews? It has been at least two and a half weeks since the additional materials request.

St. Lawrence University - VAP (1 yr.), Early American/Ethnic American Lit.Edit

University of Louisville - VAP in Literature (3 Positions)Edit

Position Description: Assistant Professors (term), University of Louisville, Fall 2014

The Department of English invites applications for three Visiting Assistant Professor positions in literature to begin Fall 2014. All positions are for one year with the possibility of renewal for a further year. Preference given to those holding a Ph.D. at time of appointment. Areas of need include, but are not limited to: 20th century and contemporary literature and culture; pre-1900 American literature. Teaching load will be 4/4; salary competitive.

Send letter and c.v. to Professor Glynis Ridley, Chair, Department of English, by email to vpsearch@louisville.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation should not be sent at this stage. Applications must be received by midnight, May 30, 2014. Additionally, you must apply online using instructions below. If you have trouble with the online application, please email Sherry McCroskey at sherry.mccroskey@louisville.edu or phone 502-852-0506.

Faculty/Administrator: To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below, then click on the "Apply Now" button on that page. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. You must submit your application by midnight of the application deadline. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.

NOTE: Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Online App. Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2014, Modern British 2014 and Generalist 2014

University of South Dakota - VAP, Early American Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of South Dakota invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with a specialization in early American Literature for the 2014-15 academic year, with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track in the second year. Teaching responsibilities may include a survey of American Literature before 1865, Introduction to Literary Criticism, and other undergraduate and graduate courses in early American Literature and/or introductory composition. Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. An ongoing research agenda is assumed.

Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, USD's English Department offers BA/BS, MA, and PhD degrees. USD is the state's flagship liberal arts university. Teaching experience and a PhD in English are required; publications and presentations are desirable. Initial appointment runs August 22, 2014 to May 21, 2015. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Applications must be accompanied by curriculum vitae, application letter, unofficial graduate transcript, and contact information for three references. Additional materials may be submitted to: John Dudley, Chair, English Department, The University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390. Screening begins June 15, 2014 and continues until a suitable candidate is hired.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins June 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): x2 via email on 6-30; Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x 1 via email on 7-21; email said that position was filled.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [SEE ABOVE]

NOTES:

DEMOGRAPHICS Edit

ABD (early):

ABD and will defend this year: 5

Post Doc: 1

Have short-term gig (VAP, adjunct), looking for TT: 4

Unemployed PhD, looking for job:

Have TT position, looking for new one: 2

Tenured but hankering after greener pastures:

Lurker:

Too old for Colorado State: 1

LOL nice

Search committee member:

Years on the Market Edit

First time on market: 5

Second year on the market: 6

Three or more years on market: 3

DiscussionEdit

Is it just me, or does this seem to be a slow/late year? In the second week of December, there are still something like 30 jobs with pre-MLA deadlines on this page with no interviews scheduled. Maybe the people getting the interviews just aren't updating the Wiki?

  • Always possible. Also, delayed postings are possibly a factor. But don't underestimate the impact of the fact that MLA is still actually one month away and committees have more time than they used to make interview decsions. They can go right up until Christmas Eve. [12/11]

Q: Was the Dartmouth Americanist job canceled? It's no longer on the wiki or jil.

A: It expired from the JIL on Nov. 8th (no reason to suspect it's canceled--just an expired posting). Was it ever on the Wiki? I seem to recall it (and Xavier) never made it to the Wiki for some reason.

OP: Thanks--I found it "expired" on the JIL after posting, but was almost certain it had been on the wiki before. If not then perhaps someone can add it? (I'm not sure how to do the formatting, etc., or would do it myself.)

  • Both jobs have been added above. Not sure how they were missed in the first place, but they are now on the page. [11/10/13]

Please stop deleting (or explain why you're deleting) this prompt for discussion: What is going on with all of the requests for more materials before the deadline? Xavier? Oberlin? I've been on the market in the past, and I don't remember this happening. So they're selecting the first cut before everyone's applied? I hadn't even sent in my application to Xavier before they'd already selected their first round. 

  • I think deletion was accidential (*please* use PREVIEW before hitting edit ... editing sections whenever possible instead of the entire page also cuts back on the problem). Anyway, as to your question, it isn't that uncommon for schools to send out rolling materials requests. Some places do this every year. I don't think you should assume, just because you weren't asked in the first round of requests, that you are totally out of play, esp. if the deadline hasn't passed yet. There may be several more batches of requests. Some SC's prefer to work this way. 
  • Thanks Una! I don't recall rolling requests before the deadline (especially when the ads specifically state they'll begin reviewing applications after that date), though I do remember rolling requests after the deadline. It's not so much that I'm upset by the idea that I've not made the first cut as it is that I wonder if this is such a good/ethical way for search committee members to make the first round cuts. In theory, everyone is given the same chance to impress the committee, but let's face it, when members are screening a few applications at a time in the beginning when the applications are just trickling in, it's very different than when you're plowing through 300 applications at one time. I know that if I'm still on the market next year, I'm going to apply far, far earlier so that I am one of the ones being compared to 50 other applicants rather than hundreds.

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