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

Auburn University (AL) - TT Assistant Professor of English: Early African American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in early African American literature, to begin Fall 2015. The teaching load is 2-2, with assignments in upper-division and graduate literature courses as well as teaching in Auburn’s core curriculum. Individuals joining our current group of specialists in African American and early American literature will be working with us to strengthen and grow our undergraduate literature major as well as to enrich our offerings at the graduate level.

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include a PhD in English, American Studies, or a closely allied area by the August 16, 2015, starting date; a strong research and teaching specialization and an academic background in early African American literature; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in 18th- and 19th-century African American literature; significant potential for successful research, publication, and other scholarly/professional activities; interest in teaching core curriculum courses in core literature and/or first-year composition; and strong potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications: Desired qualifications include a record of publication in the field; successful experience teaching African American literature at the college/university level; successful experience teaching first-year composition and/or sophomore literature. We seek candidates with demonstrated commitments to collaborative teaching, scholarship, and service, and with demonstrated research strengths in one or more of the following: gender studies, diaspora studies, digital humanities, southern studies, American slavery, and African American print culture.

Review of applications will begin October 15th and will continue until position is filled. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three references; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); a portfolio of relevant teaching materials, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and assignments.

https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/696

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted:

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Brandeis University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. to 1865 - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Brandeis University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in American literature to 1865, beginning Fall 2015. We are interested in both Colonial and Antebellum specializations; expertise in Transatlantic or Hemispheric American studies is especially welcome. It is expected that the successful candidate will have received the PhD by September 2015 and will demonstrate excellence as both a scholar and a teacher. We plan to interview at the MLA Convention in January. Please send cover letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Caren Irr, Search Committee Chair, Department of English.

Applications will be accepted electronically through Interfolio. First consideration will be given to applications received by Monday November 3, 2014. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Job Announcement

Deadline: 03 Nov. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x3 (11/13) x2 (11/21)

Rejection (no interview): 12/11 (E-mail), 12/12, 12/20 (email), 1/15 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview request to set up interview by email 12/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Did those who received an email rejection previously get a request for more materials?

California State University-Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Literature, emphasis in Chican@ and/or African American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Position: The Department of English in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in American Literature with an emphasis in Chican@ and/or African American Literature. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in American literature, core courses for the major, General Education courses, as well as regular topics courses in area(s) of specialty.

Overview: We believe that the best English classrooms are communities in which teachers and students work together to analyze, construct, and apply meaning. Class size is typically under 25. First-year writing courses are taught by our graduate students. Faculty members have ample opportunity to design courses in response to changes in the field, student interests, and their own scholarly leanings. Our faculty is comprised of scholars of literature, rhetoric, and composition, as well as creative writers. It includes winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, and several Fulbright scholars. The English Department is home to The Normal School literary magazine and three other literary journals. It also has an active Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Students and faculty alike have a strong sense of community relationship, manifested in their organizing of the Central Valley-wide Young Writers Conference for over thirty years, and in their serving as base for the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA). In 2007, the department also hosted the national MELUS conference. Every year the English department organizes the Undergraduate Conference on Multiethnic Literatures of the Americas (UCMLA), a successful local conference with potential for growth. Now in its sixth year, UCMLA has foregrounded multiethnic literatures, provided a platform for presentation of undergraduate scholarship in the field, gathered graduate students and faculty together in event planning, and brought to campus such writers and critics as Cherrie Moraga, Roxane Gay, Samiya Bashir, and Jorge Huerta among others as keynote speakers.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in American Literature, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/13/2015).

Required Experience: 1)Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) Clear research agenda, and 3) Ability to demonstrate commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Additional teaching and/or research expertise in 19th-century and early American Literature; 2) Experience with conference planning, and 3) Interest in connecting research to California's Central Valley community.

APPLY: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) list of three professional references. Short-listed candidates will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation prior to their phone/video interviews, which will be held in early December. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts prior to campus visits. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Samina Najmi, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of English; College of Arts and Humanities; 5245 N. Backer Avenue, MS PB 98; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; Phone: 559.278.2553; E-mail: snajmi@csufresno.edu

http://jobs.fresnostate.edu

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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California State University, Northridge (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature and Culture -- SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field, awarded prior to August 19, 2015. Specialization should be in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature and Culture with an emphasis on the long nineteenth century (circa 1770-1900). Secondary interests may include the poetry, prose, or theater from this historical period; the literature and culture of the Black Atlantic; transnational approaches to literary and visual print culture, travel and exploration, migration and diaspora, slavery and abolition, colonialism and anti-colonial resistance, or indigenous culture and revolution; the literature and culture of reform movements; the Gothic. An interest in critical theory, Romantic writers, and/or realist or naturalist writers from the period is desirable. Candidate must demonstrate ability to effectively work with a diverse student population.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities required, with publication in the field of specialization desirable.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University, distinguished by well-established programs in ethnic and gender studies, with a diverse student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in serving this diverse student body through a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s commitment to student success. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities in their field of specialization. The standard teaching load at Northridge is 12 units (4/4) per semester (3/3 for the first two years), although competitive reassigned time is available for research and/or curriculum development. All faculty in the Department of English teach a variety of classes, including General Education courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialization. The successful candidate for this position will likely be asked to teach surveys of British and/or American literature and will be encouraged to develop new upper-level and graduate courses in her/his area of expertise. While all full-time faculty remain eligible to teach lower division writing courses, the majority of these courses are taught by lecturer faculty. In practice, lower division writing courses are only assigned to full-time faculty members with specializations in composition or rhetoric, or to those specifically requesting such courses.

Application Deadline: First round screening of applications will begin October 20, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed, after which selected candidates will be invited for campus interviews. Applicants should include a cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications of the job description, a CV, and three to five letters of recommendation (dated within the last three years). Address inquiries and applications to: Danielle Spratt, Chair, Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Search and Screen Committee, Department of English, California State Univeristy, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8248.

General Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University: Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN’s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teacn and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

Deadline: October 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: x2 (11/8)

  • You received this on a Saturday? Wow! What time, might I ask?

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Franklin College (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Multiple Positions; fields incl. Early American) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Franklin & Marshall College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th Century American Literature -- POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Franklin & Marshall English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2015. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor, depending on qualifications. Applicants should possess or be close to completing their Ph.D. The field of specialization is 19th Century American Literature with an ability to teach 20th Century American Literature. We invite applicants to describe a subfield as well. Evidence of scholarly activity and a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate teaching are required. The 3/2 teaching load will include contributions to the general education curriculum, but not composition. F&M sponsors junior faculty leaves.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample at http://apply.interfolio.com/25718 to: Dr. Judith Mueller, Chair. Application deadline is November 3, 2014. We will conduct interviews at MLA. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation. 

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/16 (MLA) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

Has anyone heard anything?  I would have expected them to schedule interviews by now!  

  • When they interviewed for this position four years or so ago (MLA 2009-10), they didn't call me for an interview until two days before the conference--last minute as you can get. And speaking of: take note. Peter Jaros is no slouch, and his ouster signals that expectations for productivity are very high.
  • Wow.  I haven't seen him in a few months, I guess, but are you sure this is for Peter's job?!  The search for someone to do C19 and teach C20 as well made this seem like they wanted someone complementary.  (That's also just incredibly hard to believe: he's very definitely no slouch).  Regardless, thanks for the tip re: the late notice.  
  • LOL. Personating Peter Jaros!
  • Perfect!  And to the person with the interview: any chance you're willing to share whether they called, emailed, etc?  (Basically, is it time for the rest of us to give up hope?)
  • I was contacted by phone and email on 11/16 (I missed the call initially). 
  • Any news since MLA? 
  • It has been a very long time since MLA. Has anyone heard anything? (2/25)
  • Heard the position was filled. Friend of friend. [posted 3/1]

​Georgia Regents University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor, pre-1875 American Literature - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Georgia Regents University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature, to begin August 2015. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and a research agenda in American literature prior to 1875. Secondary specialization in Native American studies is especially desirable, as is an ability to add to the department's existing strengths in Southern literary studies, especially Native South. In addition to upper-division courses in American literature, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a one-semester introductory survey of American literature, first-year composition, and/or humanities. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester.

Interested candidates must apply on-line through our website at http://www.gru.edu/jobs/faculty/. Please make sure you upload a cover letter describing teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference as one document online. Any questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. E. Nicole Meyer, Department of English and Foreign Languages at nimeyer@gru.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting December 31, 2014.

MLA JIL 11/28/14

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Phone 1/29

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Quite possibly the clunkiest, most antiquated HR system I've encountered in all my years on the market. Also, how, exactly, are we supposed to upload our letters of reference/recommendation ourselves? Fun!
  • Agreed.  And regarding the confidential letters of recommendation, I'm planning on having Interfolio mail those separately.  Not that I have much choice, but I'd be curious to hear if anyone has other strategies for this.
  • I wrote the search chair, E. Nicole Meyer, on Thursday of last week (12/4), asking her where and to whom the committe would like applicants to send their letters of recommendation (since we obviously can't upload them ourselves), but I never got a response. I decided earlier this afternoon (12/9) to have Interfolio send them to her electronically. We'll see what happens.
  • I called Human Resources, and the person I spoke to said I could have Interfolio email her the letters, and then she'd add them to the application.
  • I have contacted the search committee chair, who said that sending in the recommendations by email, Interfolio, or postal mail was all fine.
  • Hi all, hope you're well. I am trying to apply for this position (using Explorer), but when I select the file to upload my resume at the prompt, the system always freezes. Have any of you encountered this and, if so, did you find a work-around? Any help would be appreciated. \
  • Any news on campus visits yet? I interviewed on January 23. It has been three weeks.
  • Campus interviews are in progress.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, 19th Century American Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor, tenure track, with research and teaching expertise in American literature of the "long" 19th century. Area(s) of specialization within the period are open, but candidates should bring broad competency in American literature up to the Civil War, as well as demonstrated interest and ability in teaching poetry. The Department values intellectual diversity and supports a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches. The Department also welcomes interdisciplinarity in teaching and research, in keeping with the Colleges' longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary liberal arts education.

The teaching load is five courses per year, one of which will typically be an introductory-level course for the major. The Colleges have a generous junior leave and sabbatical policy to support scholarly research.

We seek applicants with broad competencies that will allow them to work with colleagues from other departments in our general curriculum and to teach or cross-list courses with our interdisciplinary programs (see catalogue; these include, for example, American Studies, Women's Studies, Environmental Studies, LGBT Studies, Africana Studies, Media and Society). PhD should be in hand or completed by July 2015.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage. The department will conduct in-person interviews at the 2015 MLA Conference.

19th Century Americanist Search, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456. EOE

Job Announcement - see also Chronicle ad (09/15)

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for Additional Materials: x4 (11/10)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): x3 12/2 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x2 (1/14) 

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Howard University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor, late 19th-early 20th c. American Lit.Edit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in American literature beginning Fall 2015. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in hand, at least one publication in the field, and a strong record of research and teaching in late 19th and/or early 20th century American literature. Ability to teach critical theory is also welcome. All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system by deadline: a current cv, a letter of interest, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Advanced assistant professors should also submit a brief research agenda. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability

https://apply.interfolio.com/26979

MLA JIL 10/03/14

Deadline: Nov. 10, 2014 (according to Interfolio link)

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:

Idaho State University (ID) - TT Asst. Professor of English - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English, English & Philosophy (7597)

Posting Number: req26

9 Month Full-Time

English and Philosophy Department

Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose: Early American literature with experience in English secondary education pedagogy required; expertise in digital humanities or online pedagogy also welcome.

Key Responsibilities

-Nine workload units teaching per semester, undergraduate and graduate, including general education, undergraduate English major courses, undergraduate internships and independent studies, graduate seminars, and direction of graduate-level mentorships, internships, theses and dissertations.
-Three to four workload units per semester research/scholarship with expectation of applying for external funding and producing peer-reviewed articles and/or books in area of specialization.
-Two to three workload units per semester service.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English in hand by August 2015. Specialization in Early American literature (beginnings to 1865). Experience in English secondary education pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications: Interest in digital humanities or online teaching.

Apply online: http://careers.isu.edu

Please submit the following documents with your application: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, writing sample (approximately 20 pages), dissertation abstract (or equivalent), three letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation are preferred. Please ask your letter writers to send them to turnkris@isu.edu.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted July 9, 2014)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview scheduled by phone 12/11 X2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Received notification via Snail Mail that position has been filled.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Any news on this position post MLA?
  • Position filled

Marshall University (WV) - Tenure-Eligible Asst. Professor of American Literature before 1900 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The department seeks to fill a tenure-eligible Assistant Professorship in American Literature to begin in August of 2015. The primary focus of applicants teaching and research should be American literature before 1900, with a preference teaching experience and/or publication involving texts published prior to the Civil War.

Desirable secondary areas of expertise include English education and the ability to contribute methods courses for students seeking English 5-Adult certification, film and other visual texts, African American and ethnic literatures, and the literature of Appalachia.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD in English in hand prior to the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester.

All faculty must have a commitment to teaching courses in the University and College of Liberal Arts general-education curriculum, a common First-Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance students' critical thinking.

Special Instructions Summary:

Interrested applicants will be required to upload a letter of interest that includes a cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy, a current CV, two sample syllabi appropriate to courses for majors and MA students in pre-1900 American literature, a scholarly writing sample not to exceed 20 pages (upload as "required other attachment"), and transcripts.

Applicants will also need to have three professional letters of reference that speak directly to teaching experience, ability, and/or promise as well as research potential. Letters of reference should be sent to American Literature Search Committee, English Department, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755.

Applicants invited to an on campus interview will be required to provide official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) sent directly from their degree granting institutions to the Search Committee Chair (same address as specified above).

Contact: Jane Hill

Online App. Form: http://marshall.peopleadmin.com/

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/29 (Skype) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer made and accepted (4/3)

NOTES:

  • Any word on campus visits?
  • A friend of a friend was asked for one last week. [posted 2/24]


Northwestern University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. (Long 19th c.) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in American literature. We seek candidates with strengths in U.S. literature of the long nineteenth century who would also contribute to the American Studies Program at Northwestern; those with additional expertise in the early transatlantic, in environmental humanities, or in the continuing traditions of Native American/indigenous literatures and cultures are especially welcome to apply. For the initial application, please submit a letter, CV, dissertation/book abstract, writing sample (maximum 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job_openings.html. Application materials are due by October 15 22, 2014.

MLA JIL 09/12/14

https://apply.interfolio.com/26253

Deadline: Oct. 15 "Please note: the application deadline for this position has been extended to October 22, 2014"

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 2 (MLA) [posted 12/11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [According to NU online events calendar, three lectures that appear to be talks for this position were held in late Jan.]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: February 10th (2/16)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has an offer been made yet? (2/7) yes, see above (2/16)
  • Anyone know if interviews have been scheduled? A: see above. [12/11]
  • Congratulations! Who got the job?

Saint Louis University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor, American Literature (pre-1900) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in early and antebellum American literature. Ph.D. must be completed by June 2015.

Applicants should have a significant record of teaching and research in 18th- and 19th-century American literature. We are particularly interested in candidates with transatlantic approaches to the field. The department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, and faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum.

Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.slu.edu, and should include a C.V., letter of application, and writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Additional materials may be requested later. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews at MLA. Start date: August 15, 2015. Email contact: Dr. Hal Bush, Chair of the search committee: bushhk@slu.edu

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE), and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Job Announcement

Deadline: 01 Nov. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/13

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/11 (MLA; contacted via phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/16

Campus interview scheduled: [campus visits have been scheduled for late Jan. ]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [second-hand: offer accepted ~2/20]---100% false. Please check your sources before spreading false information. An offer has been made, and that's it.
  • Yes, an offer was definitely accepted as of late March (second-hand)

NOTES:

  • Does anyone have any more information about this position? It doesn't appear to be listed on the SLU employment page. (9/15)
  • Yes, my apologies to all but there has been a snafu here at SLU, getting this up on the HR page.  I'm trying to resolve this ASAP, as chair of the search, and I am very sorry for the confusion.  -hb
  • The job is now posted on the SLU employment page. 
  • Link to job announcement: http://www.slu.edu/jobs/faculty_job_details.php?i=12763&d=12763jd

Seton Hall University (NJ) - Assistant Professor of 19th Century American Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Seton Hall University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature with an emphasis on the post-bellum period and an additional expertise in either media studies or transatlantic studies, to begin August 2015. The standard teaching load for faculty who are research and service active is 9 credits per semester. Course assignments will be balanced between first-year writing, university core, American Literature I and II, literature electives, and graduate classes. We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Send a letter of application and current vita to Mary Balkun, Chairperson, English Department (English@shu.edu) by December 5, 2014. Indicate “19th-Century Americanist Position” in the subject line. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Vancouver in January; prior to that interview candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Seton Hall University is a Catholic diocesan university and an EO/AA employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27925

MLA JIL 11/21/14

Deadline: Dec. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/15/15 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Springfield College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of American Lit. (pref. pre-Civil War) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Springfield College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of American Literature in the Department of Humanities. The College is seeking candidates with experience teaching pre-Civil War American literature with additional expertise in diverse literatures and film studies. A strong commitment to equity, diversity and student success is required. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester including first-year writing.

Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution and demonstrate excellence in teaching. ABDs will be considered.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics Philosophy - the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. For more information, please visit the College's homepage at www.springfieldcollege.edu.

Initial review of applications will begin November 14, 2014 with an employment date of August, 2015. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a statement of teaching and research philosophy, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3-5 professional references to: Dr. Anne Herzog, Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109. E-materials accepted at asps@springfieldcollege.edu.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 11/14/2014

Acknowledgment received: 2 (12/1) (10/30)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Phone interview set x 1 (12/12)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 1/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Early American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas Tech University seeks an Assistant Professor with a specialization in American Literature to 1800. Tenure-track. 2/2 load guaranteed during first two years; then 3/3 with opportunities for reduction to 3/2. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the university as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding. Review of applications will begin 30 November and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/hr [Req. 2204] attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to the Department Chair, Bruce Clarke at bruce.clarke@ttu.edu or to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Borshuk at michael.borshuk@ttu.edu.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our interdisciplinary expertise in Literature, Social Justice, and Environment (LSJE); Book History and Digital Humanities; and/or Hemispheric American Studies. We welcome applications from scholars who consider African American, Latina/o, and/or Native American literatures during the Early American period; whose work concerns the environmental writing and ecocriticism of Early American literature; and/or whose theoretical methodology includes gender and sexuality, queer studies, or disability studies.

The Department of English is large (50 faculty, 300 undergraduate majors, 300 undergraduate minors, 150 graduate students), dynamic, and diverse, with two bachelors, two masters, and two doctoral programs. We also host a LetterPress Lab (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/letterpress_lab/) and the scholarly journal, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. The university’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections library (www.swco.ttu.edu) offers important resources for research. TTU is a growing university system, encompassing a law school and medical school as well as colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Sciences, Mass Communication, and Visual and Performing Arts.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

For more information, please see http://www.english.ttu.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27705

MLA JIL 11/07/14

Deadline: Nov. 30 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): X2 Phone interview scheduled via email (12/5). Accompanied by a request for additional materials: writing sample, letters, transcript. 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Cincinnati Clermont College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of English (American Literature before 1860) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

UC Clermont invites applications for this faculty position beginning January 1, 2015 unless otherwise indicated. UC Clermont is an open admissions regional campus thirty miles east of the University of Cincinnati in Batavia, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 3500 students. The college offers a variety of certificates, transfer programs, two-year technical degrees, and a baccalaureate degree.

Assistant Professor - tenure track faculty responsibilities include teaching 12-credit hours for two semesters and availability for both day and evening classes unless otherwise indicated, ongoing scholarship/research, service to the department, college, university, and community, and willingness to participate in all departmental duties. This is a generalist position that includes teaching both literature and composition each semester as well as participation in formative assessment and curriculum development in the English area. All candidates must have the appropriate degree awarded by time of appointment.

Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in English or related field with at least one year college-level teaching experience required. Demonstrated professional interest in American Literature before 1860.

All positions require a cover letter, current CV, official copies of transcript for highest degree held required prior to interview (these can be mailed), three names of professional references (include contact information), a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a summary of evidence of excellent training, teaching effectiveness and professional development.

Job Description: On a full-time basis Faculty Members principal academic functions include teaching, discovering, creating and reporting knowledge. 

Special Instructions: Candidates for this position invited for an interview will be required to deliver a teaching demonstration on a specified topic to the Search Committee. The topic will be given at the time the candidates are invited for the interview.

If you cannot attach your transcripts, please send a copy to: Administrative Coordinator, English, Languages and Fine Arts Department, UC Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, OH 45103 . 

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
CV/Resume  

Job Posting Date: 07-20-2014  

Job Close Date: Until Filled

To apply for position (214UC7474), please see www.jobsatuc.com

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted at HigherEdJobs.com 07/09/14; updated 07/18/14)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): x1 (phone interview) via email on 9/29

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (via phone) on 10/7/14; x1 via phone on 10/6/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:  11/19

Offer accepted:  11/20

NOTES:

  • A) I just talked to someone in UC's English department, and this person was completely unfamiliar with this open position; he doubted whether it existed; B) I've logged-in to their web site for days, and there is no position listed there; C) The wording for this position on the main campus is the exact same wording for a position at UC, Clermont from a few months ago.
  • It is definitely a mistake. When you log into the HR system (a shared system withe the Clermont campus) with the above number, the ad clearly states this job is for the Clermont campus. It looks like they didn't make the hire this year and are running it again.
  • Thank you for clarifying. Details updated above (07/18)

Anyone have any idea how many on-campus interviews they are conducting?

  • They told me they were bringing in three candidates. Also, they told me the position doesn't have to start in the Spring term per se.
  • Thank you for the information.  It looks like they are doing reference checks at this point.  Anyone else having referencs checked? And does that seem unusual - reference checks after on-campus interviews?
  • Yes, they are contacting my references, too. I would gather they are serious about the two or three of us. Best of luck to you!
  • Anyone have any updates about this job?  Any offers or rejections?

I was sent the paperwork to complete a background check, but still have no offer or word on the position at all.  Its been quite awhile.  Anyone else have this happen?

University of South Carolina Aiken (SC) - Asst. Professor - American Literature, Colonial beginnings to 1860 - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of English, beginning August 2015. Required: earned Ph.D. in English with primary expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly record in American Literature: Colonial beginnings to 1860. Experience teaching composition preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include a 4-course load per semester, combining first-year composition and undergraduate courses in area of specialization. The Department of English offers the B.A. in English; there are currently fourteen full-time faculty members.

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus. USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement. A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey. Visit: http://www.usca.edu.

Apply on line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74918. Submit the application, curriculum vita, and cover letter via the USCA online portal; send copies of transcripts, documentation of effective college-level teaching (one or more of the following: syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, etc.), and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, USCA, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2014. Inquiries: katiek@usca.edu. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

http://web.usca.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities.dot

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:


Any word on this position, yet?

  • Received word from the Chair that they are already in the interview stage. [posted 2/12]

University of St. Thomas (MN) - TT Assistant Professor in U. S. Literature before 1900 - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of St. Thomas Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in U. S. Literature before 1900 to begin Fall 2015.

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the ability to teach broadly and historically across the range of early American literature[s] for both undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities of all full-time members of the English Department include: teaching six courses per year, two-thirds of which are in our core curriculum sequence in writing and literature; maintaining an active research agenda; advising undergraduate students; and serving on faculty committees.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2014. Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.stthomas.edu and include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a one-page teaching philosophy statement that specifically addresses the integration of writing and literature in general education courses.

We seek colleagues with a proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching who will contribute to our community of innovative teacher-scholars and have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We will favor applicants who also have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: postcolonial or trans-oceanic approaches to American literature; digital humanities; film studies; Asian American literature. Ph.D. preferred, ABD (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor) considered.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs. Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

Link to Apply: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hw553tr

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x9 via email on 9/23, 10/23, 11/6, 11/8, 11/10

Rejection (no interview): 11/26 (by website) x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/18 (by email)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/2

Offer made: 3/2 (not to me, sadly)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • If you haven't heard yet, don't despair.  These seem to be going out one at a time—at least I got a list with a random assortment of x's in place of names that seem to represent scheduled interviews. [posted 12/18]
  • You can also log on to their application website and check your status. For those not receiving MLA invites, it will say "not selected."
  • I have gotten neither a rejection nor a request for more information/interview, and my status on the application website still says "received submission." Anyone else in this position?
  • I received a request for more materials several weeks ago and then was rejected via the website. I would assume that if you haven't received a request for more materials you're not in the running.

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Nineteenth-Century American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2015.

Research and teaching interests in all areas of the field will be considered but we are especially interested in candidates with a specialization in African-American literature, the history of the book, transatlantic/transnational studies, gender studies, and/or queer studies.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a related field by July 1, 2015 or soon thereafter and be prepared to teach American literature pre-1900 across the major genres. In particular, the successful candidate would regularly teach a second-year general American literature survey. Clear evidence of excellence in both research and teaching is required; a significant publication record would be advantageous. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University's three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact edassist.utm@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:  1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements  2) Publications

The deadline for applications is November 3, 2014.

Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at edassist.utm@utoronto.ca, by November 3, 2014. 

For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, see http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/  and http://www.english.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1 (2/6)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype (12/4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 (12/16)

Rejection (after campus interview): 1 (2/20)

Offer made: 2/20

Offer accepted: 2/20

NOTES:

  • Any others receive interview requests on or after the 4th? Can the person who received the interview provide more info? 
  • They conducted my Skype interview on Wednesday, December 10.
  • Anyone know if this position was filled?  Yes--my after-campus-visit rejection, 2/20, indicated that an offer had been made & accepted. 

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (WI) - TT Asst. Professor, English Education and Early American LiteraturesEdit

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse English Department seeks a tenure-track academic year assistant professor of English Education and Early American Literatures position in our vibrant and growing department. Required academic qualifications include a Ph.D. in one of the main specialty areas (either English Education or American Literature) and a Master's degree in the other, with Ph.D. in hand by August 31, 2015. Our new colleague will have primary upper-level teaching responsibilities in English Language Arts pedagogy, adolescent literature, and language study for teachers, with regular assignments in Early American Literatures, general education literature courses and first-year composition.

Other responsibilities include advising and supervising pre-service teachers and administrative duties in the English Education major. Expertise in both English Language Arts pedagogy and early American literatures, evidence or potential for scholarship, and at least three years of teaching experience at the middle- and/or high-school level are required. Additionally, specific expertise in literature pedagogy and teaching interests in Early American canonical authors will be considered a plus.

Secondary areas of expertise may also include language and linguistics, school/community collaboration, and experience with edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment). An interest in transnational colonial (French, Spanish, English) literatures and in participating in study abroad opportunities in China are desirable.

This position is affiliated with the School of Education and therefore will be evaluated by both the dean of the College of Liberal Studies and the director of the School of Education.

The English Department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference which will be uploaded confidentially by your reference providers. The position will remain open with a first review date of October 24, 2014. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Virginia Crank at vcrank@uwlax.edu

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Virginia Tech (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, Pre-1900/Early American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Pre-1900/Early American literature to begin August 2015.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in American literature in hand within six months of the date of hire; strong background in American literature, with teaching expertise in the colonial period through the end of the nineteenth Century; evidence of successful teaching; and the promise of significant research and publication.

Job Posting Date: 09/19/2014

Review Begin Date: 10/27/2014

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu:80/postings/51926

Deadline: review begins Oct. 27

Acknowledgment received:X2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): x4 11/20 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 1/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone know what the teaching load is here?
    • I believe the job advertisement said it would be a 2/2.
  • They ask for "Other Docs" on the application; does anyone know what those are? (Thanks)
  • Has anyone who Skype interviewed for this job heard from the search/hiring committee yet? If not, maybe they're waiting until after MLA. . .

Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor in African-American and pre-1900 American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position beginning fall 2015. Assistant Professor in African-American literature and pre-1900 American literature. In addition to advanced courses in their specialties, all department members teach introductory courses and an annual first-year writing seminar, topic determined by instructor. Support for interdisciplinary teaching in areas such as Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Poverty and Human Capability, and Film and Visual Culture.

Washington and Lee University, a highly ranked national liberal arts college, is located in the Shenandoah Valley.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and CV online at the link above, “Apply to this Job”, by October 31, 2014. We will request writing samples and dossiers from semi-finalists and interview finalists at MLA in Vancouver.

Quick Link: http://jobs.wlu.edu:80/postings/2024

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x2 11/20

Rejection (no interview): x6 11/20

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA Interview scheduled x3 12/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: x1 

Offer accepted: x1 [posted 2/17]

NOTES:

  • Also posted at African American 2015
  • Any word since MLA?
  • Campus visits were scheduled, not sure when. [posted 1/19]

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

Elmira College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Mark Twain Studies and American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Elmira College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mark Twain Studies & American Literature to begin in July of 2015. Responsibilities include: Teaching specialized courses on Mark Twain, intermediate American Literature surveys, upper level courses in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature, participating in the colleges interdisciplinary freshman studies program, and advising of students.

Elmira College first to offer a comprehensive curriculum for women, home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies is a small, well-established, residential, liberal arts college in a pleasant community in the Finger Lakes region of New York State (county population 80,000).

Candidates must have the PhD in hand by June 1, 2015. Application deadline: March 31, 2015. To apply: send (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) three professional references with names, titles, and phone numbers to American Literature Search, Attn: Dr. Stephen F. Coleman, Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Elmira College, One Park Place, Elmira, N.Y. 14901 or Personnel@elmira.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): x1 on 4-3 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • An advertisement for the position with almost the exact same wording was posted in the spring of 2012. You can see the ad posted on the 2012 wiki. Anyone know what happened?
  • They did fill the position in 2012, but the person took another job recently, and this ad is to replace that hire.
  • This postion has been reposted with a January 2016 start date: Chronicle (06/24/15). Posted to Early American 2016

Graceland University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor of Early American Literature (to 1900) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at Graceland University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in early-American Literature to 1900 beginning August 2015. Ability to teach comparative literature or linguistics a plus. Ph.D. required by August 2015. The 4/4 teaching load includes composition, core English courses, and topics courses based on the candidate’s secondary interests that can appeal to both majors and non-majors. Demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and service is required. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses the candidate’s teaching) through Interfolio. Review of materials begins February 6 and continues until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype. Electronic materials can also be sent to Dr. Steve Anders, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at anders@graceland.edu

https://apply.interfolio.com/28429

MLA JIL 01/16/15

Deadline: Feb. 6 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 2/19, Skype.; 2/23, Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/9 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/11

Offer accepted: 3/11

NOTES:

  • Any word on campus visits? [see above]

Oakland University (MI) - TT Asst Professor of American Literature (Transnational American Studies, late 19th c. and/or early 20th c.) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature to begin August 15, 2015. We seek a candidate with primary specialization in transnational American studies of the late 19th century and/or early 20th century; expertise in transatlantic as well as hemispheric and borderlands studies are welcome.

We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate general education courses, majors courses (including American literary history surveys from 1865-1914 and/or 1920-1950), and masters level graduate courses. First consideration will be given to applications that arrive before Jan 31, 2015 and include the following materials: • letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals • curriculum vitae • teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and evaluations, if available) • writing sample • graduate transcripts • names and contact information for three professional references

Ph.D, prior teaching experience, and a record of scholarly productivity are required. Competitive salary and full benefits; 3/2 teaching load.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: • PhD (in hand or expected prior to August 2015) in American literature or American studies; Teaching: • University-level teaching experience in American literature or related field. Scholarship: • Record of scholarly productivity.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/3765

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • From 20-21 c. American 2015: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2/16"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Bristol (UK) -- Lectureship in English (American Literature of the Nineteenth Century) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The University of Bristol invites applications to a full-time permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in English Literature, with special reference to American Literature of the Nineteenth Century. The post is designed to foster research and teaching across conventional period boundaries. Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research in any area of the subject are eligible to apply. The successful candidates will join a Department with a long-standing reputation for the quality of its teaching and its research and become part of a dynamic community of scholars in the School of Humanities and the Faculty of Arts.   For further information about the department, see www.bris.ac.uk/english .

To apply: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKG318/lectureship-in-english-american-literature-of-the-nineteenth-century/

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J. Salary: Starting salary £35,256 to £39,685

Contact for informal enquiries: Professor Ad Putter a.putter@bristol.ac.uk. Ms R Jacks r.jacks@bristol.ac.uk Tel. +44 (0)117 331 7982

Please note that the University will be closed for Christmas from 24 December to 4 January so you may not get a response to your email until 5 January.

Timescale of appointment: Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 30th January 2015. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 8,000 words) by Wednesday 4th February 2015. Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about Monday 16th February 2015 and invited to interview. Interview date: Week of 9th March 2015. Anticipated start date: September 2015

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 [posted 2/4]

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):Notification I did not make short list ( was long listed) on 2/16. Interviews only conducted with short list candidates.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Eureka College (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position— a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature starting Fall 2015. The successful candidate may also be eligible to apply for a possible tenure track position that is pending approval to begin Fall of 2016.

The College— Eureka is a small residential liberal arts college located in rural Illinois. Eureka currently has almost 700 students enrolled in 30 degree programs. It is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For more information about the College, please visit http://www.eureka.edu.

Position Requirements: Eureka College invites applications for a one-year appointment in American Literature; specialization in an area before the 19th century is preferred. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 semester hours) per semester. All department members are expected to teach up to half of their load in freshman and junior composition courses. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by August 15, 2015; teaching experience at a residential liberal arts college preferred. For more details about the position, see the posting on the College website employment section.

Applications Materials— Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements which address your approach to teaching in a liberal-arts environment and your expectations for further scholarly research and development, and have three letters of reference sent to employment@eureka.edu (please put American Literature Position in subject heading). Questions about the position should be directed to the Provost Office, at provost@eureka.edu.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Chronicle (posted 06/08/15)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): x1 via phone on 6-25

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rice University (TX) - Lecturer in 19th-Century American Literature (2 yr. Appt.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Rice University invites applications for a two-year appointment as a full-time lecturer in 19th-Century American Literature. We welcome an emphasis on the period before 1840. Appointment will begin July 1, 2015, and Ph.D. in hand is required before teaching duties begin in late August, 2015. Teaching load is 2:2, with a possibility of teaching in our doctoral program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application addressed to Judith Roof, Chair, a curriculum vitae, and at least three recent letters of reference should be emailed to: rice.american.lit@gmail.com . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We will conduct telephone interviews in late March and early April.

Rice University is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28981

MLA JIL 02/27/15

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • The chair notified me that an offer was made on 4/17, and that it was accepted on 4/22.

Trinity College (CT) - One-year Visiting Asst. Professor in American Literature - OFFER MADEEdit

The Trinity College English department will hire a one-year replacement in American literature for the 2015-2016 academic year. Course-load is 2/3. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach Intro to Literary Studies and a survey of American literature before 1865, as well to offer advanced electives and supervise senior theses in American literature. Applicants should, by April 6, submit a CV, a letter of application, and writing sample of 15-20 pages here: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com. Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.

https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com

Deadline: April 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): skype 5/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 5/25

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • The Application Link is Not Posted on the Trinity Human Resources Website. Where was this position posted and Advertised (i.e. MLA, Higher Ed, Chronicle. . .)
  • To answer the above question: there was an announcement sent to the C19 listserv on March 13. I don't know if the position has been posted anywhere else as of yet.
  • Has anyone been able to find the posting / actually submit this application via the trincoll website?  As best as I can tell, they don't have record of it either?

DemographicsEdit

ABD (will finish this academic year): 7

Ph.D. in hand (working as Postdoc): 1

Ph.D. in hand (working as Visiting Asst. Professor or Lecturer): 4

Ph.D. in hand (working in higher education/alternative academic track):

Ph.D. in hand (working as adjunct):1

Ph.D. in hand (working outside academia): 1

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed):

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): 5

Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track):

Associate Professor (tenured):

Full Professor (tenured):

Search Committee Member:

Lurker:

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