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Page for Academic Positions in Early American Literature that begin in 2016.

Last year's page: Early American 2015

NEW PAGE for jobs that begin in 2017: Early American 2017

Please use "Heading 3" for names of schools / positions when adding to appropriate category below.

OFFER MADE? OFFER ACCEPTED? Post information at English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017. Salary information from last year's job season available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016.

See also English Literature 2015-2016


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

Caldwell University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature before 1900 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Caldwell University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature before the 1900s, beginning August 2016. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; teaching undergraduate courses from freshman to upper level, advising, assisting with department activities, curriculum planning, and course development; participating in committee work and community service. Courses taught will be the area(s) of specialization, general-education courses and composition.

A Ph.D. in English or D. Litt from an accredited institution earned by the position’s start date is required. Prior experience teaching undergraduates is preferred. Candidates with secondary expertise in creative writing or drama are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching in a small university setting and the ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning. Candidates must be willing to support the Dominican Catholic, liberal arts mission of the University.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter specifying position, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information.

To Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=caldwellu&jobId=99674&lang=en_US&source=CC3

HERC (posted Dec. 2)

Deadline: Not Stated (posted Dec. 2 2015)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 2/25 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Early American Literature - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

ENGLISH - Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 15, 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Specialization in early through revolutionary American literature required, with ability to teach Native American/Indigenous literature and/or 17th century English literature highly desired. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher/scholar model. In the English Department the typical teaching assignment is 12 units per quarter with correspondingly reasonable service and research expectations. A significant reduction in course load will occur in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development. All tenured and tenure-track faculty teach courses in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: Ph.D. in early through revolutionary American literature at time of appointment; experience and excellence in college-level teaching; and evidence of professional activity that keeps the candidate abreast of knowledge and developments within his or her professional field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate is complete prior to the start appointment.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills: Ability to teach Native American/Indigenous literature and/or 17th century English literature highly desired.

Job Open Date: 08-24-2015

Review Begin Date: 11-01-2015

Online App. Form: https://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=164841

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on this search?
  • Repeating: has anyone heard a peep from this position?
  • Nope and I think, according to a friend, they have an open poetry position and no word on that one yet either. <-- according to CreativeWriting 2016 page, Poetry search is at Campus Visit Stage (scheduled in Dec.).
  • I believe they interviewed people at MLA (not me). [posted 1/19]
  • Any word since MLA interviews?

California State University Long Beach (CA) - Asst. Professor - pre-1900 American Lit. spec. African American - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

California State University, Long Beach - Long Beach, CA

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment in English, African American/Africana Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or closely related field. Expertise in pre-1900 American literature with specialization in African American literature. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at the college level, both undergraduate and graduate courses. Evidence of potential for successful research and publication. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. Experience in teaching courses in pre-1900 American/African American Literature. Ability to teach critical methods and approaches. Evidence of successful research and publication. Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with departments and programs such as Africana Studies and American Studies. Potential for developing service-learning courses and/or community-based research.

Duties: Teach undergraduate to graduate level courses in pre-1900 American/African American literature and other areas of American literature, including introductory surveys, genre courses, special topics courses, and other core courses within the major. Supervise Master’s theses and grade comprehensive exams. Participate in curriculum development. Maintain an active research agenda leading to conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in service to the department, college, and university committees.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Required Documentation: A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced); Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications; CV (including current email address); Three current letters of recommendation; Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree. [Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript]. Evidence of successful teaching (syllabi, course handouts, tests, student evaluations, etc.)

Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

The preferred method of application is through: Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6328

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Eileen S. Klink, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of English

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-2403

(562) 985-4223 or christopher.knight@csulb.edu

Application Deadline: Review of application to begin November 2, 2015.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Request for interview by phone (1/6) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: visits have been scheduled as of 2/4, second-hand

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at African American 2016
  • Any word on this?
  • 2/4: Has anyone heard anything after the Skype interview?
  • 3/25: Any news from folks who had a campus visit???

Catawba College (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - pre-20th c. American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Catawba College, a private, residential college in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the English Department.

A PhD in pre-20th-century American Literature to teach survey and topics courses in both pre-20th-century American literature and African-American literature. A strong background in composition pedagogy is required; an interest in developing one or more courses in multi-ethnic American or transnational literatures is highly desirable. Knowledge of the literature of the American South is also welcome. Course-load is four courses each semester, with two composition sections per semester. Additional courses would include introductory, survey, and advanced literature or interdisciplinary topics courses for the College’s first-year seminar or honors programs. Scholarly potential expected; PhD is expected at time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV with references, and a statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/31707

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2015.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination.

For more information, please visit http://catawba.edu/about/more/mission/

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (12/4)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview request via email 12/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Colby College (ME) - Associate or Full Professor of American Literature (Department Chair)Edit

The Department of English invites applications for an associate or full professor of American Literature who will serve as department chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Particular curricular needs include nineteenth and twentieth-century American poetry; transnational and interdisciplinary approaches welcome. Demonstrable administrative experience is crucial; a strong record of teaching and scholarship is required. The department offers both English and English-Creative Writing majors; the department chair works closely with the Director of Creative Writing and the Colby Writing Program.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college (with approximately 1850 students), recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and for close student-faculty interaction. Our faculty and students have the opportunity to work with significant resources in American art and literature with the Colby College Museum of Art and Colby Library Special Collections and benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations within the Center for the Arts and Humanities. The College has a generous sabbatical policy and offers funds for research and professional travel.

To express interest, please send a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information for three references as .pdf attachments to Professor Laurie E. Osborne at AmericanistChairSearch@colby.edu.

Review of applications will begin in late October 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Department of English, contact the current department chair, Professor Laurie E. Osborne at leosborn@colby.edu.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights.

For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.

Chronicle 9/24/15

Deadline: open until filled

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:

College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - 17th-C. Literatures in English (incl. Transatlantic and New World Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in 17th-century literatures in English. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in 17th-century literature, including Milton, with some expertise in Transatlantic and New World studies.

Please submit a letter of application which includes your research and teaching interests, and a curriculum vitae. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references; they will be contacted with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2016).

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in 17th-century literature.

Department: English Dept - 3KD310

Location: William & Mary

Job Open Date: 09/08/2015

Review Begin Date: 10/16/2015

Special Application Instructions: Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 16, 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Apply at: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22252

Deadline: Oct. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • According to Renaissance 2016, campus interviews have been scheduled [posted 1/19]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Columbus State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor in American Lit. before 1900 (with emph. in African-American Lit.)Edit

The Department of English at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature before 1900 with emphasis in African-American literature.

Teaching responsibilities include: introductory surveys and upper-division courses in American Literature before 1900 and African American Literature, as well as courses in Multicultural Literature and First-Year Composition. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in department and university service. English faculty members are also encouraged to participate in Study Abroad and Study Away programs as well as experiential opportunities in the community and region.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in English by the start date.

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application: Unofficial Transcripts; Cover Letter/Letter of Application; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Writing Sample; Other Document 1 – Contact information for 3 persons willing to provide letters of recommendation.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Judith Livingston, Department of English, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to livingston_judith@columbusstate.edu.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: review begins Jan. 4

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:

Elmira College (NY) - Professor and Director - Center for Mark Twain Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Elmira College seeks a Mark Twain Scholar to manage the intellectual life of its Center for Mark Twain Studies. Rank open. Duties include teaching, management of the spring and fall lecture series, and residency fellowships at Quarry Farm. Additional duties include budgeting, grant writing, the design and production of publications, and the organization of symposia and quadrennial conferences. Other duties as assigned. Salary commensurate with experience. The position will remain open until filled. Starting date January 2016.

To apply, send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a Resume to: Elmira College, Office of Human Resources, Professor/Director of Mark Twain Studies Search, One Park Place, Elmira, N.Y. 14901 or email the application materials to personnel@elmira.edu.

Chronicle (posted June 24 2015)

Deadline:

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:

  • [POSITION FILLED posted 11/22]

NOTES:

  • Similar position posted earlier in 2015 (March); see Early American 2015 for previous ad.
  • This is a separate position. The Assistant Professor position was filled.

Elon University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - pre-1865 American Literature (American and the Atlantic World) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Elon University's English Department seeks an American literature specialist, with a focus on pre-1865 America and the Atlantic World, at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2016. Tenure-track; Ph.D. in English is required by start date. A successful applicant will teach American literature, first-year writing, and interdisciplinary Core Curriculum courses. Applicants with demonstrated expertise in slavery/abolition, migration/diaspora, and/or Native American/indigenous literatures are especially welcome; applicants are encouraged to highlight a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, visit our website at http://www.elon.edu.

Application deadline is October 15, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a teaching philosophy statement to Dr. Prudence Layne, Search Committee Chair, at AmLit2015@elon.edu. Include your name in the subject line.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: x2 (Oct 14)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x5(11/24; via email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Not me, but a colleague will be interviewing for this position (originally said at MLA, I probably misremember the conversation. Sorry for any confusion) 

  • I interviewed with the committee on the phone.
  • Yeah, they are doing phone interviews, I have one. Doubt they would also be going to MLA for interviewing [posted 12/7]
  • Anyone else not receive a rejection or an invitation to interview? (x4; I'm in the same boat and was wondering the same thing. Perhaps we're in a separate, secondary pool of applicants?)  (yes, I am in this weird boat with you too!);      
  • 12/15: An email rejection was in my in-box this morning.
  • Q for 12/15: Did you have a phone interview prior to receiving the email rejection? A: No phone interview; just a late rejection.
  • Any updates on this position post MLA?
  • In the interview they told me visits would not be early in the winter semester, but I believe they mentioned that they would be letting me know about those visits prior to MLA so my guess is that they have sorted this out.
  • A: I was told basically the same thing. I went to MLA came back and still dead silence here.
  • I assume (but do not know for sure) they have invited canditated and will not send out rejections to phone interview candidates until they have an accepted offer.  

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Grand Valley State University (MI) - Asst. Professor - Multicultural Early American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Teach six courses per year in: Early African-American or Early Latina/o literature, or the early literature of other US Ethnic Minorities, as well as Literature of American Minorities (ENG 335); the pre-Civil War American literature survey (ENG 225); regular sections of the department's Foundation (ENG 215 and 216) and Capstone (ENG 495) courses, as well as other courses as determined by departmental need and candidate's area of expertise, at both the undergraduate and MA level. The opportunity to create new courses for the department will also be available, as will the potential to create interdisciplinary courses in conjunction with the African and African-American Studies, Latin American Studies or other relevant Area Studies Programs.In addition to a 3-3 teaching load, the successful applicant will be expected to commit to an ongoing program of active research, and, after the first year, to active departmental, college and university service (including advising of majors).

Required Qualifications: PhD with focus on Multicultural Early American literature -Demonstrated teaching success in literature-focused courses -Demonstrated scholarly activity and research agenda in literary studies-May apply as ABD by must have PhD by August 1, 2016

Preferred Qualifications: Research and teaching focus on Early African-American or Early Latina/o literature, or the early literature of other US Ethnic Minorities. PhD in English preferred; PhD in Comparative Literature or Ethnic Studies with focus on literary studies also considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately; applications accepted through 10/31/15. We will hold preliminary interviews via videoconference during the week of December 14-18. Candidates selected for preliminary interviews will be required to have unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent electronically to Heather Smoes, smoesh@gvsu.edu or by mail to Dr. Ashley Shannon, Search Chair, English Department, 238 Lake Huron Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

Link to Apply: http://www.gvsujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=181294

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: visits have been scheduled as of 2/4, second-hand

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lindsey Wilson College (KY) - Assistant Professor of pre-20th c. American Literature Edit

The Lindsey Wilson College English program, which values breadth, flexibility, and innovation, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of pre-20th century American literature to begin in August 2016. Expertise in Ethnic, African American, or Southern literature a plus. Additional responsibilities will include teaching all levels of first-year writing, general education literature courses, and upper-level courses as needed. Ph.D. and college-level teaching experience required; 4/4 teaching load. Evidence of strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education required. To apply, send letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three professional references to Dr. Bettie Starr, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College. Electronic applications are preferred: starrb@lindsey.edu. E.O.E.

Chronicle

Deadline:

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:

  • NB—They don't seem to have a tenure system.

North Dakota State University (ND) - TT Asst. Professor - Early American Literature (to 1865) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Early American Literature

Application review begins: 7/1

January 2016 start date

The English department at North Dakota State University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in American literature to 1865, beginning January 2016. We seek a colleague with teaching/research expertise from the earliest period of contact and exploration through the antebellum period; expertise in Transatlantic and/or Hemispheric American studies is especially welcome. The successful candidate will join a vibrant department offering BA, BS, MA, and PhD degrees in a supportive, friendly, and inclusive atmosphere for faculty and students at all levels.

Position description and responsibilities:Teaching duties include a 2/2 load, which includes American Literature Survey to 1865 and other undergraduate and graduate courses (descriptions can be found on department website).Opportunities exist to develop and teach courses in candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will advise MA and PhD students and serve on thesis and dissertation committees. The candidate must expand an existing scholarly agenda through presentations and publications and the department expects a consistent record of scholarly production and publication at the time of tenure.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English or related field; Record of scholarly achievement; College teaching experience; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and social justice (through research, teaching, outreach or lived experience).

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those candidates with experience or specialties in one or more of the following: Teaching American Literature Survey to 1865; Hemispheric, Transatlantic, Caribbean, Indigenous or Tribal, and/or African diaspora literatures; Ecocriticism, feminism, sexuality and gender studies, queer studies, and/or disability studies; Digital humanities.

Salary: Salary is competitive, in an economically vibrant community and a state with budget surpluses. North Dakota State University provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.http://www.ndsu.edu/hr/benefits/

The University: North Dakota State University is enjoying a remarkable period of growth and success. Located on the state’s eastern border in North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo, NDSU is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution. NDSU has over 14,000 students enrolled in a broad spectrum of curricular offerings, and a faculty involved in a range of scholarly activity and service. The university strives to be a leader in equity, diversity, and global outreach activities in our state and region. NDSU has a dual-career policy, and we attempt to accommodate dual career couples when made aware of need.

The Community: Named one of the most desirable places in the country to live by Money magazine, Fargo has earned a reputation as a great place to live. Its downtown is one of the country’s top 10 neighborhoods among small cities, according to the American Planning Association. The Fargo-Moorhead community has many qualities that contribute to this reputation, including excellent educational opportunities K-12 through college, advanced medical technology, a progressive business community, numerous cultural and arts opportunities, a clean environment, friendly people, and a more diverse community than people often expect. http://www.fmchamber.com/community_play.php

Fargo’s revitalized downtown has gained recent national publicity through such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, The Today Show, ESPN’s Game Day, and National Public Radio. The reports describe an energetic, contemporary feel to many of the downtown’s trendy restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment opportunities. With more than 250,000 people in the metro community and about 500,000 people in the service area, Fargo-Moorhead is the largest metropolitan center between Minneapolis and Seattle. To learn more about what national publications are saying about the community’s quality of life, visit http://www.fmchamber.com/community_live.php

We seek diverse and innovative thinkers and recognize a wide range of scholarly activities in our tenure and promotion process. North Dakota State University’s English Department is committed to equity and diversity and actively seeks those scholars whose teaching, research, and/or diverse life experiences will help us extend these core values. NDSU is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Additionally, NDSU is an NSF ADVANCE institution and is one of the top 108 research universities nationwide, with a Carnegie very high research classification.

To apply, please send a CV and an application letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications to search chair, Dr. Bruce Maylath, via NDSU Online Employment System: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/6243. Screening will begin on 1 July 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: review begins July 1 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): x2 Skype on 8/3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (I wasn't selected for the first round; but was told via email on 9/11 that they've selected candidates for on-campus interviews).

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: x1 (sometime around 10/20)

NOTES:

  • Anyone heard anything? 9/8
  • Nothing on my end. I presumed I wasn't picked for an on-campus interview. They said during the Skype interview that the process could be "bureaucratic" in then inviting for on-campus interviews. But we were both semi-finalists, so it's odd that neither has heard anything.

Plymouth State University (NH) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Early American LiteratureEdit

PSU is a coeducational, residential university located in the scenic heart of the Lakes and White Mountain Region of New Hampshire with an enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students. Plymouth State University invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of English, with focus on Early American Literature, beginning August 2016.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in English with focus on Early American Literature in hand by August 2016
- Evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level
- Strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

- Secondary expertise is welcome in such areas as critical race theory, literature of the Americas, composition, new media, or film studies
- We encourage applications from scholars with experience/interest in working on interdisciplinary projects
- A desire to involve undergraduate students in research or scholarship is also welcome

Additional Job Information: Applicants should be prepared to provide contact information for three professional references and upload the following documents when applying online: - Letter of application outlining background and qualifications - Curriculum Vitae/resume - Three letters of recommendation - Teaching philosophy statement - Graduate Transcripts

  • Note: The three current letters of recommendation and copies of graduate transcripts may be sent under separate cover directly to Plymouth State University, Human Resources, MSC #14, 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264 or via email to psu-hrjobs@plymouth.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled or the searches are otherwise closed at the University's discretion.

LINK TO APPLY

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x3 (1/8)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Saint Anselm College (NH) - TT Assistant Professor - 19th c. American Lit., incl. African-American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tracking Code: 20120450

Job Description: The Department of English at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition in Manchester, NH, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2016. The successful candidate will demonstrate both scholarly and teaching excellence in nineteenth-century American Literature with a particular emphasis in African American Literature. Primary teaching responsibilities will include American literature, core courses for the major, Freshman Composition and Humanities, as well as specially developed courses within the instructor’s area(s) of specialty. We plan to interview at the MLA Convention in January. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential, and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Gary Bouchard, Department Chair via the college website at http://www.anselm.edu/hr. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Ms. Denise Reagan, at denreagan@anselm.edu. First consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, November 2, 2015.

Required Skills: Candidates should receive their Ph.D. by September 2016 and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as scholarly research.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview requested by email (11/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):Email (1/21) <--Question to this person: did you have an MLA interview? Has anyone else heard rejections or visit requests since MLA after interviewing at MLA? <-- (I'm not the person reporting the rejection but I interviewed at MLA and haven't heard anything back yet as of 1/22)<--Reply: I had an MLA interview.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/12 [it appears an offer has been made and accepted]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Have campus visits been scheduled yet? Still nothing post-MLA (2/4). Anyone hear anything? <-- Reply: Nothing here. Getting tired of limbo. [2/4]. Nothing here either. Perhaps the people with campus visits didn't update the wiki? The committee said mid-January. [2/4] <-- That's probably the case, although they never actually said anything to me about campus visits, only that the process would be over by the end of February. Still weird that they would reject people at the end of January and not the rest. [2/4]
  • Also posted at African American 2016

Seton Hall University (NJ) - Assistant Professor of 19th-Century American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Seton Hall University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of 19th-Century American Literature to begin August 15, 2016. 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. Applicants should submit a cover letter and current vita. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA convention; invited candidates will then 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/33064

MLA JIL 11/13/15

Deadline: 12/11/2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA by email 12/24 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/17, by email x 2

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11, by email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/1

Offer accepted: 3/3

NOTES:

  • The Interfolio instructions do not specify which documents to submit, but the JIL advertisement asks for cover letter and current vita. 
  • Does anyone know what happened with this earch last year?  I know they did MLA interviews, but did they lose funding?  Scratch after campus visits?  I'm almost sure there isn't a new hire?

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Nineteenth-Century American Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in nineteenth-century American literature. Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. We are particularly interested in candidates with transnational approaches to the American nineteenth century. Additional expertise in cultural studies is desirable. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/2 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester and periodic participation in Skidmore's First Year Experience program. 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, 2015.

All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held at the MLA convention.

Minimum Qualifications: PH.D. required at time of employment.

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please complete an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. All "required" documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Apply at: http://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56755

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/23 via email; 10/29 by email; 11/4 via email (x2); 11/10 via email

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/2 MLA or Skype interview scheduled (x2) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: visits have been scheduled as of 2/4, second-hand

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Tennessee Tech University (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - American Lit. Prior to 1800 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

English: Tenure-track, assistant professor position in English is available at Tennessee Tech University. An earned Ph.D. in English from an accredited institution by start date is required, with dissertation or other significant research in American Literature prior to 1800. Preferred specializations include Puritan, Native American/Indigenous, and/or Age of Reason literatures. Interest in diverse perspectives helpful. Prior college-level teaching experience required, substantial experience preferred. Must demonstrate active research agenda. Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load (includes freshman composition and undergraduate and graduate literature courses), with reductions for research possible. Peer-reviewed publications and department service required for tenure and promotion. To apply, please submit electronically to https://jobs.tntech.edu: a letter of application that addresses qualifications and functions, a curriculum vitae, email contact information for three professional references who will be sent instructions for uploading letters, and transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire). Screening date will be December I, 2015; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on campus interviews since MLA? Have they been scheduled?
  • Haven't heard anything since MLA either. They did say during the MLA interview that they wouldn't be able to extend invitations for campus visits until February.
  • 2/8 rec'd email stating campus interviews have been scheduled x2

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Early American Literature or Latina/o Literature (2 Positions)Edit

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks applications from qualified candidates for two full-time, tenure-track appointments beginning in summer 2016. The appointment is for Assistant Professors of English; specializations sought include Early American literature or Latina/o literature. The successful candidates will be expected to teach lower-division courses in Literature and Composition as well as upper-level and graduate courses in the area of specialization. The College seeks excellence in instruction, research, and service. The regular teaching load is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.

The successful candidate will be: Willing to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. Broadly training in English and experience teaching Early American literature or Latina/o Literature. Familiar with with the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, culturally diverse student body. Familiar with high-impact educational practices such as cooperative education, service learning, and undergraduate research. Experienced in contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio only accepts online applications on our university career site. To review the position details and apply online, please visit https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp Refer to posting #0600735

Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Applicants must complete online the application/Faculty Form; upload the cover letter, curriculum vita, and unofficial copies of transcripts.

The priority date for applications is January 4, 2016. The positions are open until filled.

A&M-SA is committed to diversity among faculty and inclusive excellence. This commitment is based on the belief that a diverse faculty enhances the breadth, depth and quality of our students' educational experiences by providing a variety of role models and mentors for our diverse student population, which helps us to attract, retain, and graduate such students more successfully.

In this context we solicit a statement from applicants, consisting of a maximum of 1,000 words, from applicants placed in the cover letter that addresses how their life experiences, work history, professional engagement, and relevant community engagements will contribute to the success of our diverse students, promote diversity in our campus community, and the applicants' plans for serving our diverse student population. "

Finalists will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. Please direct any questions to Brittaney.Mora@tamusa.edu.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Jan. 4 2016

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:

  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2016
  • Hi all - I just tried to apply for this job, but received an auto-generated email telling me that I "do not meet the minimum requirements for this position." I have a specialization in early American literature and at least a year of college teaching experience, so I'm guessing this response was triggered by the fact that I listed myself as ABD in the drop-down menu. (I'll receive my PhD in spring 2016.) Has anyone else encountered this issue? Does A&M have a known policy against considering ABD candidates? And does anyone know whom in the San Antonio English department I might email to ask about this issue? I just want to confirm that this is a deliberate decision on their part and not some kind of glitch in the application system.
  • Same. I contacted HR. HR said that they are only accepting people with PhD in hand. I do not know if I believed HR because the job ad does not say anything about this. But I did not feel like pursuing any further. 
  • Ok, thanks. Seems like the kind of thing they should definitely put in the job ad, just so folks like us don't waste our time. But at least future Wiki users will be aware ...
  • Note from search committee: automatic rejection of ABD candidates was caused by miscommunication across offices, and has since been changed. The system is now accepting ABD candidates, and all submitted ABD applications have been reinstated.
  • Why have these job ads been re-posted several times on HighEdJobs.com? Were initial candidates ruled out?
  • FYI: If you search the "job listings" on their official employment page, the Asst. Professor jobs are no longer listed. My guess is that the search is either filled and the winner--I mean candidate-- doesn't use wiki or the positions have simply been cancelled. 
  • I think FYI-er is right. I got a request for an initial interview back in Janurary, and then heard absolutely nothing (even now 5/27). Expected a rejetion but either the hire has been made or the search was shut down. 

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of 19th-Century American Poetry - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Texas Tech University seeks an Assistant Professor in 19th-Century American Poetry with secondary interests in African American or Native American literature, and whose work would necessarily complement various ongoing departmental initiatives and strengths, as well as help us develop integral components in our strategic plan. 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. The scholar we envision would complement our department’s broad period and genre coverage in American literature, but also add to our existing strength in ethnic American literatures by teaching alongside our current faculty specialists in Latino/a, Asian American, and African American literatures. We are also searching for a scholar whose work complements our renowned Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment graduate concentration. With this goal in mind, we welcome scholars whose theoretical interests include ecocriticism, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, and/or disability studies. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1st and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/hr Req. 5566 attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to bruce.clarke@ttu.edu. 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, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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 (http://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.

For more information, please see http://www.english.ttu.edu or contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael Borshuk at michael.borshuk@ttu.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/33146

MLA JIL 11/20/15

Deadline: Dec. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/14 via email

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/14 via email (phone interview)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes. This was a successful search. [posted ~3/28]

NOTES:

  • anyone know if campus visits are scheduled?
  • [2/9] I had a phone interview, and I haven't heard anything from them since then. X3

University of Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Transatlantic Literature 1600 - 1900 - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Faculty of Arts, Department of English, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Transatlantic Literature 1600 - 1900. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

We are seeking candidates who will establish and maintain an active research program with the ability to secure external research funding; produce high impact research and scholarship in their area of specialization; teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English; and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community.

The successful applicant will have a completed (or nearly completed) PhD in English or a closely related discipline, and a demonstrated scholarly record and expertise in Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900. We are particularly interested in candidates with secondary research and teaching strengths in early Canadian Literature, British Literature pre-19C, North American Indigenous Literature, and/or African Diasporic Literature. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, excellence in both research and teaching through such measures as peer-reviewed publications, a track-record of successful grant applications, and course development and teaching effectiveness.

The Department of English is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. Our department has thriving MA and PhD programs, and significant expertise and recognized strengths in historical literary periods, archival and book history, postcolonial literature, creative writing, new media and digital humanities, among other areas. For more information about the Department of English, please visit https://english.ucalgary.ca/.

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, one refereed publication, and evidence of teaching excellence such as a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and examples of course development. Each applicant should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Head
Department of English
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

or by email to the Department Manager, Barb Howe, at howe@ucalgary.ca

Deadline: November 20, 2015

Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/22 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Riverside / Huntington Library (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Art History, English or History (2 Positions, incl. Long 18th c.) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Huntington-UC Program for the Advancement of the Humanities. The College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, in partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, announces a search for two beginning Assistant Professors to be appointed in the departments of Art History, English or History. The College is searching for scholars whose research will engage deeply with The Huntingtons extraordinary collections, which contain extensive and diverse materials that encourage approaches from a rich variety of perspectives. Scholars whose research investigates the Long Eighteenth-Century or the History and/or Cultures of Science, are particularly encouraged to apply in these areas of great strength in The Huntington Collections.

During their first five years of employment, the appointees to these positions will receive two years of full-time research fellowship in residence at The Huntington, with approval of the second year contingent on adequate research and publication progress by the appointee. Appointment will begin June 30, 2016, with salary commensurate with education and experience.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college and graduate students. A demonstrable commitment to this mission in research and teaching is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Required qualifications include: PhD degree, evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidates discipline and experience; and a research agenda that integrates The Huntington collections. Must have degree by time of appointment, June 30, 2016.

To apply: Applicants must use UCRs online portal at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00444 to submit the following material: cover letter; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching experience and excellence; the names of three referees familiar with the candidates academic qualifications; a three-page statement articulating their interest in Huntington collections; and a writing sample or publication. Inquiries should be addressed to: Professor Steven Hackel, Chair, Huntington/UCR Search Committee, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, University of California, Riverside, at steven.hackel@ucr.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 30

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:

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in 19th-Century Literatures and Cultures of the USEdit

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Nineteenth-Century literatures and cultures of the United States. We have a preference for candidates whose work focuses on the early part of the century and whose expertise also extends to previous periods. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching our introductory course in the literatures of the United States from the colonial period to 1865, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. We are especially interested in applicants whose work and teaching also engages Native American Studies; colonialism; slavery; and/or gender and sexuality and whose work fits within a world literature department that focuses on multiple languages and geographies. Preferred qualifications include making contributions to diversity and equity, such as demonstrating leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, service, and other kinds of program-building that foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups.As an additional qualification, we also welcome applications from scholar-practitioners with publications in both scholarly and literary arts venues. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in hand before July 2016. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application Deadline is November 1, 2015.

Literature (JPF00899)

Applicants should submit applications using UCSD's on-line Recruit web page at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00899.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x5 on 12/2

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of the Incarnate Word (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in American Literature (pre-Civil War) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor in American Literature (tenure-track, 4-4 load) beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will teach upper level American Literature courses and Core courses in World Literature and Composition.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: We prefer candidates with scholarship in and experience teaching Pre- Civil War American Literature. Applicants with experience teaching Eco-Criticism, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Native American Literature and/or Literature of the Southwest are strongly urged to apply. Application Deadline November 15, 2015. We anticipate conducting preliminary interviews at MLA in January 2016.

Required Education: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature with a specialization in American Literature by July 2016.

Required Work Experience: The successful candidate will have at least one year of demonstrated successful teaching experience in the discipline.

Apply at: https://jobs.uiw.edu/postings/5991

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA [posted 1/4/16]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of North Texas (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Early American Lit. (pre-1820) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

System Identification Number: 6001135

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: English (N14200)

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences http://cas.unt.edu/

Rank/Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in early American literature (pre-1820). Tenure-track faculty typically teach a 2/2 load including upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in early American literature, American Studies, or a related field, relevant teaching experience, and an active program of scholarly research. Demonstrable excellence in teaching is required.

Area of Specialty: Early American Literature

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term: No Response

Review of Applications Begins: 11-01-2015

Online Application: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/23

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anything about campus visits?
  • Haven't heard anything since MLA.

University of South Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor - American Literature Before 1900 — OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor. American Literature Before 1900 with any historical specialization within the period but interest and teaching ability broadly. Candidates with expertise in digital humanities preferred. Tenure-line. Ph.D. in English or related field required; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by August 7, 2016. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and outstanding publication potential. Teaching will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 2/2 teaching assignment. Salary and benefits competitive. 9 month appointment per year; summer employment possible. Letter, vita, list of graduate courses taken, 10-20 pp. writing sample, and three or more letters of recommendation required. Apply online at http://employment.usf.edu for Job ID 2992 by November 9, 2015, preferably sooner. Applications received after that date will be advanced only in cases of compelling merit. Letters of recommendation should be mailed to Ms. Nancy Serrano, Department of English, CPR107, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620; serrano@usf.edu. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Ms. Serrano at (813/974-8211 or serrano@usf.edu), a minimum of five working days in advance. USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/.

MLA JIL 10/09/15

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (request via email 11/14) (x4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone received a rejection for this position (after an interview, I mean)? The fact that they've already scheduled a campus interview makes me pessimistic, but I haven't heard anything yet.
  • Same.  I got a job I'd rather have, so I can't complain.  But after the most uninspired, unengaging interview I've ever had—which I've heard from several people—it seems fitting that they don't seem to care enough to send rejections.  
  • I don't know; sounded pretty good to me. I'd much rather have this job than the 3-3 vap position i ended up landing.

University of Texas at Dallas (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Literary Studies - 19th Century American Lit - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literary Studies specializing in 19th-century American Literature. Ph.D. in appropriate field required; a record of presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals/edited books highly desirable; university teaching experience on both graduate and undergraduate level is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to publishing, undergraduate and graduate teaching, interdisciplinary education and research, and professional academic service. Ability to offer courses in secondary area highly desirable. The School offers an interdisciplinary program built on three interrelated areas: Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and Aesthetic Studies. The academic philosophy of the School emphasizes the fusion of critical with creative thinking as well as linkages among various modes of artistic expression and communication. The University of Texas at Dallas is a dynamic, growing research institution with a diverse student body and a strong research faculty. Salary competitive.

Review of applications begins November 15, 2015. Appointment begins August 1, 2016. For more information on the School, see http://ah.utdallas.edu/.

Candidates should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation, and a sample of published work or dissertations chapter.

Application URL: http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/paj151026

https://apply.interfolio.com/32843

MLA JIL 10/31/15

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/19

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype, 12/1 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/16

Offer accepted: 3/10

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything since Skype interviews?

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI) - TT Assistant Professor - English (American Literature, pref. pre-1865) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position. This position will teach a broad array of undergraduate English and Humanities courses at all levels including advanced courses in American literature.

Preferred area of specialization is American literature. However applicants with other areas of interest including early American (pre-1865) literature, general American literature, film studies, screen writing, and editing and publishing are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in digital humanities and new media projects as well as digital pedagogy are also strongly encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities: Teach courses in the following topic areas:

Early American Literature

Upper- and lower-level American literature courses

Interdisciplinary courses in the Humanities

Advise students

Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank

Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing development of the department

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, a successful research agenda, and a commitment to undergraduate education. Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in English, or closely related field from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, however an earned doctorate in English, or closely related field from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.

Starting Date: August 22. 2016

Conditions of Appointment: Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time. Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure. Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. ( Total Compensation Estimator ).

Chair, American Literature Recruitment and Hiring Committee

Phone: (920)465-2995

Email: beckb@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Link to Apply: http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/Jobs/position197.html

Indeed.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED [posted ~12/15]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: March 22

Offer accepted: March 28

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

Eureka College (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of American Literature (pref. pre-19th c.)Edit

Eureka College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of American Literature starting Fall 2016. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 semester hours) per semester. All department members are expected to teach general education, survey, and composition courses in addition to courses within their specializations. Interdisciplinary courses, like first-year or senior seminars, or an occasional honors course, may also be taught.

Position Requirements: Specialization in an area before the 19th century is preferred. Attractive secondary areas include cultural studies, media studies and women’s studies. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by August 15, 2016; teaching experience at a residential liberal arts college preferred.

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 in WORD or PDF format sent to employment@eureka.edu (please put “EC American Literature Position” in subject heading). Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Zeke Jarvis, chair of the search committee, at zjarvis@eureka.edu.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

http://www.eureka.edu/on-campus/employment/

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Missouri State University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - American Poetry - OFFER MADEEdit

The Missouri State University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English whose specialty is American Poetry. Teaching Responsibilities will include upper-level and graduate courses as well as introductory and general education courses in literature. The position also requires student advising, an active research agenda (including publication), and engagement in service activities. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications: Ph.D. in English (or closely related field); ABD considered with completion of degree by December 31, 2016; evidence of potential for significant scholarship and teaching effectiveness. Applicants should specialize in American Poetry. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in the fields of Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, or Multicultural/World Literature. An interest in online and/or blended teaching is desirable.

Link to Job Description: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Open Date: 12/18/2015

Special Instructions to Applicants: First date of consideration will begin on January 18, 2016, and continue until finalists are identified.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 18

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:

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Spring Hill College (AL) - TT Asst. Professor - Early American Lit. Through 1860 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department of Spring Hill College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Early American Literature through 1860. Interested candidates must demonstrate ability to teach the first part of the American Literature Survey. This position begins August 2016 and carries a 4/4 teaching load, including one upper level course, one 200-level genre or diversity course, and two sections of composition. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, understanding of the Spring Hill College mission, and an active scholarly agenda. PhD or ABD with expectation of completion by 1 August 2016 is required.

Founded in 1830 and located in Mobile, AL, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit liberal arts institution with an enrollment of 1500 students. Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others and is committed to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of each individual. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio ByCommittee. Direct inquiries to Professor Margaret Davis, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, via email at davis@shc.edu. Materials must be received by 15 January 2016. Spring Hill College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MLA JIL 11/13/15

https://apply.interfolio.com/32883

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):Skype 3/1/2016 rescheduled from February 23rd due to Tornado activity in the Gulf.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Colby College (ME) - Faculty Fellow of American LiteratureEdit

Applications are invited for a Faculty Fellow position in U.S. literature, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Curricular needs include nineteenth and twentieth century American poetry, poetic theory, and ecocriticism. Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence and research strength. The four-course teaching load will include three courses in American literature and one W1 writing intensive course for first-year students.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. 

To apply, please send application materials as PDF attachments to AmericanLitSearch@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests. 

Review of applications will begin in mid-November and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, contact the search committee chair, Professor Laurie E. Osborne at leosborn@colby.edu. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews; finalists will be invited for campus visits. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:  www.colby.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32164

MLA JIL 10/02/15

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in mid-November and continue until the position is filled.

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:

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Hollins University (VA) - Visiting Asst. Professor (3 yr. Appt.) - American Lit. before 1900  - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. This is a full-time, visiting faculty position with a three-year appointment beginning July 2016.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist with strength in American literature before 1900. Desirable areas of interest include childrens and young adult literature and multicultural literature. The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can offer courses at all levels, including writing-intensive courses, in a variety of literary periods. Candidates should include other areas of interest in their applications. Teaching load is six courses per year. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing honors thesis work, participating in department and university service and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

Ph.D. required at time of employment. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a writing sample to englishsearchamerican@hollins.edu. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015. All applications will be acknowledged, and interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Austin, Texas on January 7-10, 2016. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities. The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 12/1; MLA interview scheduled 12/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Received acknowledgement email today (11/13). The email stated that shortlisted candidates will be informed on or before Dec. 18.
  • Any rejections sent out on this whatsoever?
  • Any word since MLA interviews?
  • No word for me since MLA. I would have thought someone would have accepted by now and I'd have an official rejection letter, but maybe they are not sending them out...ever. [3/16]

Lafayette College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (19th or 20th c. American Lit.) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Lafayette College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position (Ph.D. or ABD) in 19th or 20th century American Literature and composition/rhetoric. The appointment will begin July 1, 2016. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher committed to the mission of a liberal arts college who is able to teach lower and intermediate courses in expository writing and advanced courses in 19th or 20th century American literature.

Application materials (letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation, and two sample syllabi, one for an upper-division American literature seminar, and one for an introductory or intermediate expository writing course) may be submitted either through Interfolio or sent directly to Professor Steven Belletto, Department of English, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042. If your scholarship or teaching might support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/), please address in your letter.

The application deadline is April 1st, 2016; candidates will be contacted for Skype interviews by mid-April. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/34361

MLA JIL 3/4/16

Deadline: April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/21

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:

New College of Florida (FL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Romantic or 19th c. American Poetry) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Division of Humanities at New College of Florida invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of English for academic year 2016–17, to replace a colleague serving in administration. Possibility of extension. New College is a small, highly selective, liberal arts college and the designated honors college of the Florida public state university system, located on Sarasota Bay.

Teaching load is 2/2 plus supervision of tutorials and direction of January-term Independent Study Projects. Expertise in poetry is essential. A focus on Romantic poetry or nineteenth-century American poetry is highly desirable. We welcome all applications, particularly those demonstrating scholarly and teaching interest in digital humanities, transatlantic literature and culture, or literature of the environment. Our colleague will be expected to teach at least two courses focused on poetry, one of which should be an introduction to poetry emphasizing formal literary analysis and one more advanced in area of specialization. New College encourages visiting faculty to develop courses that build on their own scholarly expertise and serve the larger goals of the English program. English at New College seeks to introduce students to literature of the anglophone world; we expect students majoring in English to demonstrate strong skills in textual analysis, historical approaches, cross-cultural work, and a basic knowledge of applied critical methods and theories. All students at New College produce a senior project, most often a written thesis under close faculty supervision.

Candidates should have PhD in hand and documented teaching experience. Enthusiasm about working at a small liberal arts college is important. To apply: (1) Complete the Employment Form online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment (link to Faculty/Staff Positions, and Search Posting for Visiting Assistant Professor English); (2) Send curriculum vitae, letter of application, 3 brief course descriptions (1 for an introductory course in poetry; 1 for a more advanced poetry course with historical or topical focus), and three letters of recommendation via email to englishsearch@ncf.edu with the subject heading “English Search.” Attachments in PDF or MSword preferred. Review of files will begin April 8 and continue until the position is filled.

New College of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Website: http://www.ncf.edu.

MLA JIL 4/1/16

Deadline: April 8 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype, 4/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Queen's University (CAN) - Limited Term Adjunct, Modernisms Edit

http://www.queensu.ca/english/employment-opportunity

The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching the following on-campus courses: ENGL 360: Modern Literature (Fall/Winter), ENGL 446: New York City and the Gilded Age (Winter), and one of; ENGL 471 African American Literature (Fall), ENGL 487 Science Fictional Worlds (Fall), or ENGL 491 Autobiography and Life Writing (Fall). ENGL 360 is a third-year small lecture course with an expected enrolment of 60 students. ENGL 446, 471, 487 and 491 are fourth-year seminar courses with expected enrolments of 25 to 30 students. Candidates should have a Ph.D., or be near completion, and teaching experience at the University level in literary studies; expertise in modernist literatures preferred. This is a fall and winter term appointment for the period September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016, with classes in session from September 12, 2016 until April 7, 2017.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, donnelly@queensu.ca or 613-533-6000, Ext. 74445.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveag....

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, proposed course descriptions, etc.

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by email only to: Dr. Glenn Willmott, Associate Head, Department of English, Queen’s University gw12@queensu.ca

Deadline: 

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:

  • Could this also be posted under Nineteenth-Century American? Because of the 446 Course on the "Gilded Age"?

St. Norbert College (WI) - Visiting Assistant Professor in English - Early American Literature and CultureEdit

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE, De Pere, WI, invites applications for a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in English with a specialty in Early American literature and culture, non-tenure track, starting August 2016. Renewable for up to three years, contingent on performance reviews. ABDs and PhDs are eligible. Candidates must be prepared to teach a themed Introduction to Literary Studies (ENGL 150), a Survey of U.S. Literature: Beginnings to 1865 (ENGL 235), and other courses by specialty. Preference for a candidate with some training and experience in Women’s and Gender Studies/Identity Studies. Three courses per semester, no committee or advisement duties. Competitive salary and benefits.

St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College's mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing "an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development." We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community (http://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html).

Send application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere, WI 54115. Electronic submissions encouraged; send them to kelly.krummel@snc.edu. Screening of applications will begin May 2, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by May 2, 2016. St. Norbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from traditionally underrepresented groups

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/34691

MLA JIL 4/1/16

Deadline: May 2

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:

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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (TX) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Nineteenth-Century American LiteratureEdit

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, with an emphasis in Nineteenth-Century Literature.

The English Department at TAMU-CC offers courses in Literary Studies, Writing Studies as well as Linguistics. The department’s tenure-line faculty are involved at both the graduate and the undergraduate level, teaching in the core and in their own respective fields. Our students and faculty take advantage of the university’s location along the gulf and near the border to foster discussion, and they draw on Corpus Christi’s unique position in South Texas to encourage research and community involvement.

TAMUCC Statement Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 11,600 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the “Island University” was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution.

Qualifications: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of English with emphasis in nineteenth-century American literature. Desirable areas include African American Literature, African Diaspora Studies, Critical Race Studies, and/or Critical Theory. The strongest candidate will have significant experience teaching literature and can expect to teach four courses per semester, which may include lower-division theme-based and survey courses, courses in First-Year Writing Program and upper-division courses in the major. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.

Applications must include a letter of interest and a CV. Letters of reference and sample syllabi will be requested after the first round of selections. Review of applications begins immediately and submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2016.

https://apply.interfolio.com/33993

MLA JIL 2/5/16

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:

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Whitworth University (WA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English - American literature before 1900 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Application review begins immediately. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed until filled. Campus interviews are anticipated for May 2016. Start date: July 2016.

We are seeking a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of English to teach courses in American literature before 1900. Renewable up to three years, depending on performance and university needs. Ability to contribute expertise and courses to either our Women’s and Gender Studies program or our US Cultural Studies program (or both) is desirable. Transatlantic/hemispheric approaches and interest in global literatures welcome. Teaching load normally 3-1-3 (3 courses in each regular semester and 1 during a shortened January term). Anticipated to include Writing 1 (cap: typically 18), upper-division seminars in area of specialization (cap: typically 15), survey of American Literature Before 1865 (cap: typically 25), and lower-division literature courses (cap: typically 15-25) appropriate to specialization and likely focused on under-represented voices. All faculty members participate in advising and departmental/university service. ABD applicants welcome.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

Ph.D. or ABD in English or related field. Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level. Evidence of the potential to make a scholarly contribution in area of specialization. A personal commitment to the Christian faith, to the integration of faith and learning, to the flourishing of the church, and to service to the Christian community. Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives. Commitment to diversity and equity, and understanding of ways in which instruction and disciplinary/educational/workplace trends can be critical to matters of justice and inclusion. A commitment to equal opportunity and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification. Founded in 1890, Whitworth University has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.” The English Department is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences, which bears primary responsibility for providing an education that is grounded in the great tradition of liberal arts and sciences and committed to the integration of faith and learning.

The English Department at Whitworth University seeks to instill in our graduates love of reading, love of writing, and sensitivity to the power and complexity of language. We ask our students to develop and demonstrate skill in research and textual analysis, along with the ability to write focused and cogent arguments. We offer a broad range of courses, including traditional courses in writing (such as fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction) and literature (American, British, and world literatures); courses focused on literary critical theory and cultural studies; courses in composition and rhetoric; and courses related to our minors in film and visual narrative, in editing and publishing, and in TESOL. The department is home to the university writing program, and it provides leadership both for the university writing center and for writing across the curriculum initiatives on campus. For a further description of the English Department and the work of its faculty, please see http://www.whitworth.edu/english/.

Application Process:

The following documents are required to complete the online application form:

A letter of interest. Résumé/curriculum vitae. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three references. Three letters of recommendation. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial at this time). Three recent sets of student course evaluations (or a note explaining why they are not available). Two recent syllabi (preferably from different courses). A brief writing sample indicative of area of scholarship. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith. For expanded guidelines, please see (http://www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay). Please direct questions about the application process to Human Resources (eforman@whitworth.edu). Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Fred Johnson at fjohnson@whitworth.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline:

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: 5/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/31

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DemographicsEdit

ABD (will finish this academic year): 4

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

Ph.D. in hand (working as Visiting Asst. Professor or Lecturer): 5

Ph.D. in hand (working in higher education/alternative academic track): 2

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

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

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed):

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): 4

Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track):

Associate Professor (tenured):

Full Professor (tenured):

Search Committee Member:

Lurker:

Total: 15

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