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Page for Academic Positions in Early American Literature that begin in 2017.

Last year's page: Early American 2016

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Salary information from last year's job season available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016 and English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017.

See also English Literature 2016-2017


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American University of Sharjah (UAE) - Assistant/Associate Professor in 19th-Century LiteratureEdit

The American University of Sharjah, an internationally ranked and accredited American-style university of 6000 students in the United Arab Emirates, seeks a full-time faculty member in 19th-century literature to teach program courses in literature, general education, and critical writing in the Department of English. The Department of English is particularly interested in candidates who specialize in prose forms and genre theory, and who utilize interdisciplinary approaches.

Successful candidates will hold a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field, and will have a strong record of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly publication, and a demonstrated commitment to productive institutional service. The University is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. As a university formed on American models, AUS will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application (including a statement of teaching experience and research interests), curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu. Completed applications received by October 24, 2016 will be given priority.

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Ball State University (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Early and 19th-Century American LiteratureEdit

Ball State University’s Department of English is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Early and 19th-Century American Literature.

Major responsibilities: Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization; teaching a wide range of courses in English as appropriate to the candidate’s expertise; ongoing scholarly publication; service as appropriate. Keep abreast of relevant scholarly developments and incorporate them into teaching; engage in scholarly research, professional development in area(s) of specialization sufficient to attain and maintain Graduate Faculty status.

Minimum qualifications: Completion of PhD in English or related discipline from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2017, with specialization in Early and 19th-Century American Literature, record of effective teaching at the college level, and a record of quality publications and/or presentations in the primary area of specialization.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the following: digital humanities; global and/or transnational literary studies; ecocriticism; U.S. ethnic literatures; experience with interdisciplinary and/or innovative approaches to teaching literature is especially welcome.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract or book prospectus, and copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). We prefer to receive materials electronically at engsearch@bsu.edu . You may also send materials via regular mail to: Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0460. (Fax: 765-285-3765). Please identify that you are applying for Early and 19th-Century American Literature position. All materials must be received by October 31, 2016; video interviews will be scheduled during December, 2016.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

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Bogazici University (TURKEY) - Assistant Professor, Transatlantic Literature in the Long-Eighteenth Century (1660-1830)Edit

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Bogazici University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position to be filled by a foreign national in American and British Transatlantic literature in the long-eighteenth century.

Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester in a variety of survey courses in British and American literature as well as upper-division BA, MA and PhD courses in one's specialty; thesis supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels; administrative duties. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate active scholarship with excellent teaching.

A Ph.D. in English or a related field is required by July 1, 2017. The appointment will begin Fall 2017 with a base salary currently ranging between 6260-7290 TL per month after taxes. The position is subject to a yearly renewable contract and includes state health insurance.

Please send your CV, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, a cover letter and three confidential letters of recommendation on one PDF file to llapp@boun.edu.tr. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2016. Interviews will be held by Skype.

Bogazici University is the top public university in Istanbul, Turkey. All classes are taught in English. Please visit http://westlanglit.boun.tr/homepage/ and http://www.boun.edu.tr for further information about the university and the department.

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California State University, Northridge (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Pre-20th-C. American Literature, emphasis in African American and/or Latino/a Lit.Edit

Department: English

Rank: Assistant Professor, Pre-Twentieth-Century American Literature & Culture with an emphasis in African American and/or Latino/a Literature

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2017 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field, awarded prior to August 22, 2017. Specialization must be in Pre-Twentieth-Century American Literature & Culture with an emphasis in African American and/or Latino/a literature. Secondary interests may include Early American literature, New Media Studies, digital humanities, popular culture, literary and critical theory, modern and contemporary African American and/or Latino/a literature. Candidate must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and demonstrate evidence of strong commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population.

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

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

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

Application Deadline: First round screening of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed prior to the MLA Job Convention, after which selected candidates will be invited for campus interviews. Applications should include a cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications of the job description, Curriculum Vitae, and three to five letters of recommendation (dated within the last three years). Supplemental materials, such as a writing sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be required at a later date.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Anthony Dawahare, Chair, Pre-Twentieth-Century American Literature & Culture Search and Screen Committee, Department of English, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8248.

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Christopher Newport University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Transatlantic World Literatures 1600-1900 or Long 18th c. (incl. Colonial American / Native American)Edit

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Transatlantic World Literatures 1600-1900 or the long 18th century, effective August 21, 2017. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will have expertise in colonial American, Native American, early modern British literature(s), or early globalization, and have demonstrated potential for strong scholarship and publication. Teaching duties include first and second year writing seminars, lower and upper-level literature courses, and contributions to the ongoing development of the curriculum. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in English or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2016 freshman class of 1,225 students was selected from nearly 8,000 admission applications, and presented high school GPA and SAT score middle 50% ranges of 3.5-4.0 and 1080-1240, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University's liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Director of Faculty Recruitment, Assistant Professor of English (Transatlantic World) Faculty Search, Search #8185 Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072. Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu

Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016 Applications received after November 7, 2016, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

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Colorado College (CO) - TT Assistant Professor - American Literature (pre-1865)Edit

The English Department at Colorado College seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Early American Literatures (pre-1865 American Literature and the Atlantic World). Specialization in eco-criticism and environmental literature preferred. Other desirable areas include slavery/abolition, migration/diaspora, Atlantic Studies, and early literature of the American Southwest.

Applicants should be prepared to teach American literature at all levels as well as a range of courses within a broad liberal arts curriculum, and are encouraged to highlight a record of excellence in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. Opportunity to contribute to college-wide interdisciplinary programs. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students who represent a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify themselves and their relevant experience.

Applications should be submitted by October 23, 2016 and should include: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement and (4) writing sample.

All applicants need to list three references to submit letters of recommendation. The application site will send emails to references with instructions for electronic submission.

Please contact Professor Genevieve Love in the Department of English at glove@coloradocollege.edu if you have questions about the position.

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Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. / early Assoc. Professor - pre-1865 American Lit. and CultureEdit

The English Department at Duke University is looking to make a tenure-line appointment in American Literature and Culture. This appointment will be at the assistant or early associate level, with specialization prior to 1865. Applicants at the associate level must be no more than 4 years out from promotion to the rank of associate professor at the time of application. Applicants at the assistant level must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. Successful candidates will be published researchers, superb writers, and imaginative commanding teachers. We also seek visionary citizens of the humanities in its myriad constitutions. Appointment begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. All materials received by October 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - American Lit. and Culture - Open Spec.Edit

The English Department at Duke University is looking to make a tenure-line appointment in American Literature and Culture. This appointment will be at the assistant level, specialization open. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Successful candidates will be published researchers, superb writers, and imaginative commanding teachers. We also seek visionary citizens of the humanities in its myriad constitutions. Appointment begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. All materials received by October 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Erskine College (SC) - Assistant/Associate Professor of English - Modern British / World and/or Early AmericanEdit

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Erskine College English, Due West, South Carolina 29639

Assistant/Associate Professor of English

Ph.D. in English with specialization in modern literature (primarily British and world)

Ph.D. in English with specialization in early American literature

Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in several of the following: literary criticism, history and grammar of the English language, young adult literature, Victorian literature, creative writing, journalism, and theater. The position is tenure track and begins in fall 2017. Successful candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and serious scholarship. The normal teaching load, eight courses per academic year, includes freshman composition and introductory literature courses.

Applications will be received until position is filled. Special consideration will be given to qualified applicants who are available to teach at Erskine by January 25, 2017.

Erskine College is a private, Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/37362

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Florida Gulf Coast University (FL) - Asst. Professor - Early American LiteratureEdit

As the Early American Literature, Assistant Professor, you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. Special emphasis on Early American literature and culture. Experience teaching at the college level in English or a related field. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2017. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching Early American literature, from the colonial period to the Civil War. Experience teaching first year writing. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a record of successful scholarship in Early American literature. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Essential Job Duties: Teaches 3/3 load. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/3206

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Montclair State University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Early American Literature (17-18th c.)Edit

Early American literature (seventeenth- and eighteenth-century), with a focus on multiethnic literature and hemispheric American studies. Sub-fields may include one or more of the following: captivity narratives, exploration narratives, Native American cultures, early slave narratives, and border literature. Secondary area: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African American writers. Ph.D. must be completed before July 1, 2017. The candidate should be qualified to teach specialized and survey courses in American literature, required courses for the major including courses in women and minority writers, and graduate courses. Candidates must show strong record or exceptional promise of scholarly publication, and the ability to teach successfully in a diverse, multi-ethnic environment. Faculty are expected to teach a range of students from first-year undergraduates through Master's candidates. Tenure-track position.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field completed before July 1, 2017.

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Oregon State University (OR) - Associate / Full Professor - 18-19th c. Literature (incl. Early U.S. and Circumatlantic Lit. and Culture)Edit

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenured Associate/Full Professor position, depending upon qualifications and experience. We seek an established scholar specializing in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century literature with a combination of the following areas of interest: early U.S., circumatlantic, and African/a literatures and cultures.

This position will help build the School’s research profile and curriculum in areas involving the diasporic connection of Africa to the United States. To that end, it carries a modest annual endowment to be used for program building.

Oregon State University is a Carnegie R1 institution. Research expectations include publication of original scholarship in the areas described above. Teaching expectations include assignments in ENG 253: Survey of American Literature to 1900; ENG 211: Literatures of the World: Africa; and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as appropriate to the interests and expertise of the individual holding the position.

Position Duties: 50% Teaching: Instruction in lower and/or upper-division courses in U.S literature and literatures of Africa and/or the African diaspora. Mentoring undergraduate students and graduate students, and serving on graduate committees. 40% Research: A sustained record of scholarly achievement of high standard in the fields of U.S literature and literatures of the African diaspora. Publication of monographs and articles in refereed journals. Delivery of papers at regional, national, and international conferences and meetings. Interdisciplinary scholarship in related fields marks one way of demonstrating the relevance of the work to humanities disciplines at large. 10% Service: Provide service to the School, the College, and the University, its students and its faculty. Serve of School committees as needed and where appropriate.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: PhD in English, Comparative Literature, or related field. Current or prior tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level. A demonstrated record of working with racial/ethnic minority students and faculty. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Specialization in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century literature, with a combination of the following areas of interest: early U.S., circumatlantic, and African/a literatures and culture. Meets OSU requirements to be hired with tenure at the associate or full professor level.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A two-page statement/cover letter describing how your profile matches the stated areas of specialization. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. Professional references will not be contacted at the initial stage of the process, and would under no circumstances be contacted without your express permission at a later stage. For additional information please contact: Peter Betjemann, Director for the School of Writing, Literature, and Film peter.betjemann@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1634 OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

LINK: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/31476

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SUNY Cortland (NY) - TT Asst. Professor (American Lit./Culture before 1900)Edit

Summary of Position: Full-time, tenure-track position in American literature and culture before 1900 commencing Fall 2017.

Major Responsibilities and/or Classes to be taught: Teaching courses including introductory, advanced, and graduate courses as well as American literature survey. Additionally, assistant professors produce research and/or other scholarly and creative activities; provide service to the department and college; and provide academic advisement and mentoring to students.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships: Works under the direct supervision of the department chair. Works closely with the department chair and faculty and staff within the department. Additional working relationships with faculty and staff in other college departments.

Required Qualifications: -Ph. D. by the time of appointment with specialization in contemporary American literature -Record of teaching excellence -Evidence of scholarly potential

Preferred Qualifications Additional expertise in Native American, circum-Atlantic, and diasporic literatures encouraged.

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically using the link below: 1) Cover letter (letter of application), that should include statements of teaching and research interests, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information (including address, phone and email) for at least three professional references. 4) For the required document type that is labeled, "Other - See Special Instructions," please attach a two-page dissertation description.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For more detailed information and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu or directly to the posting at https://jobs.cortland.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54054 Candidates will be required to attach a letter of application which should include statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, contact information including address, phone, and e-mail for three professional references, and a two-page dissertation description. Candidates will also be required to email three letters of recommendation to Lori Foster at lori.foster@cortland.edu Review of application materials will begin October 31, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

LINK: http://jobs.cortland.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54054

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  • The "required qualifications" section of the ad says "specialization in contemporary American literature" -- I'm assuming this is an oversight and the job is indeed for pre-1900?

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Nineteenth-Century American LiteratureEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and English Department at Texas A&M Corpus Christi invites applications for a specialist in nineteenth-century American literature to join our faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting in the fall of 2017. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching investments belong to the fields of African American, Native American, American multiculturalisms, and/or ethnic literatures of the Americas.

The ideal candidate may also complement one or more growing concentrations amongst our faculty: transnationalism, print cultures/textual materialisms, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural studies. Commitments to multidisciplinarity and rhetorical analysis of texts are also a plus as our department comprises the fields of writing studies, literary studies, and linguistics and works with the Humanities Department to host a graduate research symposium every academic year.

The position entails a 3/3 teaching load with commensurate research and service expectations. The successful applicant will teach in the university's core curriculum, upper-division literature courses, and in our Master's program. Experience teaching nontraditional and first-generation students, diverse populations, and online classes is desirable. More information can be found at http://cla.tamucc.edu/english/.

The English Department at TAMU-CC offers courses in Literary Studies, Writing Studies, and 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 of Mexico 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.

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 12,000 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.

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A completed application will include: 1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed above, 2. A project precis, 3. A curriculum vitae, and 4. A list of three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses.

Application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2016. Review of materials will begin immediately.

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University of California Los Angeles (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature Before 1800Edit

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for a tenure-track position in American literature before 1800, with rank ranging from assistant professor through early associate professor. We welcome candidates whose teaching, research, and service reflect a commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the field, including (though not limited to) interdisciplinary approaches and topics such as print and material culture, disability, race and ethnicity, ecocriticism, gender and sexuality, new religious studies, hemispheric and transatlantic perspectives, exploration and settler colonialism, visual culture, and cultures of slavery and empire.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Lowell Gallagher, Chair, Department of English, via the UCLA Recruit system at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02481. Application dossiers are due by November 15, 2016; interviews will be via teleconferencing. The position is subject to final administrative approval.

MLA JIL 09/16/16

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University of Haifa (ISR) - TT Open Rank Position in English Literature (incl. Early / 19th c. American)Edit

Open-rank tenure-track position in English Literature & Alon/ Maof Fellowships The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Haifa, Israel, invites applications for one or more open-rank, tenure-track positions, tenable from Autumn 2017, pending budgetary approval. Candidates specializing in Early or 19th-Century American Literature, Medieval or Early Modern Literature, Victorian Literature, Children’s Literature, Gender and Sexuality, and/or Poetry and Poetics are particularly encouraged to apply but the department welcomes applications in all literary fields/ areas of expertise.

The department is also looking to nominate outstanding candidates for Alon and Maof Fellowships awarded by the Israeli Council for Higher Education. One nominee will be selected as part of this job search. If successful, he/ she will initially be granted a 3-year university fellowship with full faculty privileges and responsibilities, and is guaranteed subsequent tenure evaluation by the University.

A leading research university, with the most ethnically diverse student body of any university in Israel, the University of Haifa and its English Department provide opportunities for academics at all stages of their careers to participate in a dynamic, scholarly and pedagogical environment. The English Department is particularly interested in applicants committed to making a home in Israel.

Candidates holding a PhD with relevant teaching experience and a strong publication record should submit a cover letter, a CV (including the names of three referees) and a statement of research interests.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach four courses per year. The language of instruction in the department is English.

Application materials should be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr Bennett Kravitz, and sent, by email, to the Department Coordinator, Sharon Shpilman (sshpilman@univ.haifa.ac.il).

All queries should be directed towards the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr Alex Feldman (bfeldman@univ.haifa.ac.il).

Review of applications will begin on August 5th. Interviews will take place in late September.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach four courses per year. The language of instruction in the department is English.

Application materials should be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr Bennett Kravitz, and sent, by email, to the Department Coordinator, Sharon Shpilman (sshpilman@univ.haifa.ac.il).

All queries should be directed towards the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr Alex Feldman (bfeldman@univ.haifa.ac.il).

Review of applications will begin on August 5th. Interviews will take place in late September.

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University of Kansas (KS) - Herman Melville Distinguished Professorship in American Literature (mid-19th c. US)Edit

The University of Kansas English Department invites candidates to apply for a newly endowed Herman Melville Distinguished Professorship in American Literature. For this tenured faculty position at the Distinguished Professor level, we seek a prominent senior scholar whose work critically re-engages the writings of one or more of the following writers—Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman—as well as other writings and writers from the mid-nineteenth century U.S. We have a particular interest in scholars engaged by critical race theory, feminism, and/or ecocriticism but welcome a variety of possible methodological approaches.

Required Qualifications: Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of research and teaching in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity included in c.v., and (3) information provided from three professional references.

Ph.D. in English or a related field. A demonstrated commitment to the study of mid-nineteenth century U.S. literature, including works by some or all of the authors named above. A record of excellence in teaching at the college or university level. A significant distinguished record of research and scholarly publication in refereed national or international publications, such as journal articles, books, and scholarly digital projects. Eligibility for appointment with tenure at the Distinguished Professor level: Candidates should have a distinguished international reputation for research and publication in their area of specialization. They should be significantly engaged in other professional activities and provide evidence of outstanding teaching abilities. It is expected that candidates should be tenured full professors or have equivalent credentials.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7088BR. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter; curriculum vitae; and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three professional references. Initial review of applications will begin November 15, 2016.

MLA JIL 09/09/16

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University of Louisiana at Monroe (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - Long 18th C. / Romanticism - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor of English

Tenure Track

Position begins 1/09/17

Salary commensurate with experience

REPSONSIBILITIES: The English Program offers the BA and MA in English and supports the BS in English Education. This nine-month, tenure track position has a teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester that includes freshman composition and sophomore survey courses, occasional participation in an interdisciplinary core course, and courses in advanced literature, drawing from the candidate’s specialty areas. The candidate will also participate in research, advising, serving on graduate committees and service to the department, college, university and community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph. D. in Long 18th Century Literature

Preferred qualifications: Ability to teach long 18th century literature; Expertise in English Romanticism; Interest in teaching American Romanticism; Experience in teaching freshman composition; Interest in teaching sophomore surveys; Interest in teaching online; Evidence of an ongoing, quality research agenda in long 18th century literature; Experience in university service; Good interpersonal skills.

APPLICATIONS

Jack Heflin, Search Committee Chair

English Program

School of Humanities

College of Arts, Education, and Sciences

University of Louisiana Monroe

Telephone: 318-342-1521

FAX: 318-342-1491

E-mail: Heflin@ulm.edu

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public, regional university serving a diverse population, including a growing number of international students. The university is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and from members of historically underrepresented minority groups.

Chronicle (posted May 31, 2016)

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University of West Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - 17th/18th-Century American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at the University of West Florida seeks an Assistant Professor with a PhD in English or close related field from an accredited institution. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in the literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. This is a tenure-eligible position with a teaching load of 3 courses per semester. UWF is a regional university focused on high-quality teaching and individual attention to students’ needs.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in English with an emphasis on Early American Literature. The ideal candidate will have a strong record (or promise) of scholarly research leading to publication as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) level.

Requisition Number: F00101PO

Work Location: Pensacola

Desired Start Date: 08/07/2017 Close Date: 11/15/2016

LINK to Apply: https://jobs.uwf.edu/postings/4982

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U.S. Air Force Academy (CO) - Assistant Professor in American literature, 1800-1865Edit

The Department of English and Fine Arts anticipates hiring an Assistant Professor in American literature, 1800-1865, beginning June 12, 2017. We encourage applicants who take a broad, imaginative view of "American" and "literature" and who are committed to innovative approaches to their field. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research forge creative connections across fields and texts, with a particular attention to the influence of early America on later periods and other cultural formations. Experiences in digital humanities/arts and/or a willingness to participate in interdisciplinary initiatives/activities are welcome. Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, and teaching innovation.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses at all undergraduate levels, including first-year composition, general literature surveys, and special topics courses for English majors, and will fulfill associated duties to the department, faculty, and student body. Funding is provided for research and scholarship opportunities. The initial appointment is for three years. Successive reappointments of up to four years will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force/departmental needs, and funding availability. We value individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and to help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education. Evidence of excellence/commitment will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. A writing sample may be requested. A Ph.D. in English or American Literature or related field with demonstrated expertise in the specified field by time of appointment is required.

Requirements: The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation. Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on a 12-month work year. To Apply: Go to http://www.usajobs.gov. Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position.

Applications must be received by November 1, 2016. U. S. citizenship required. The U.S. Air Force Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. Our institutional diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Early American Literature and Culture (beginnings through Federal period)Edit

The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a tenure-eligible assistant professor in early American literature and culture (beginnings through Federal period) effective August 2017. We particularly welcome candidates whose scholarship relates this specialty to other disciplines, or who have expertise in Transatlantic or Hemispheric American studies. The faculty member must have an established research agenda and clear potential for both external funding, as appropriate, and scholarship that will complement and expand expertise in the department. Faculty members teach in our undergraduate curriculum as well as our MA in English program. The English Department, along with two other units, also offers an interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by August 16, 2017. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment, or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Candidates must apply online by 11/16/2016, https://www.vcujobs.com. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (not to exceed 7500 words), and 3 confidential letters of reference. The letters (unless included in a dossier as part of the online application) should be sent directly to Ms Ginny Schmitz at vschmitz@vcu.edu. Candidates may address questions to the chair of the search committee, Professor Catherine Ingrassia, at cingrass@vcu.edu. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in Philadelphia, PA, or via Skype.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 09/09/16

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Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American and American Literature (pref. 19th c.)Edit

Assistant Professor of English. Tenure-track position beginning fall 2017. Assistant Professor in African-American and American literature, preferably including research and/or teaching interests in the nineteenth century. In addition to upper-level courses in these specialties, the successful candidate will, like all department members, teach lower-level courses and an annual section of the first-year writing seminar, topic determined by the instructor. Opportunities exist for participation in our Digital Humanities Working Group and other interdisciplinary endeavors, including Africana Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Poverty and Human Capability; and Film and Visual Culture. Washington and Lee University, a highly ranked national liberal arts college, is located in the Shenandoah Val­ley. Applicants should submit a letter of application and CV online at the link above by October 31, 2016. We will request writing samples and dossiers from semi-finalists and interview finalists at MLA in Philadelphia. Washington and Lee, an EEO Employer, encourages women and minorities to apply. Tenure-track position beginning fall 2017.

https://apply.interfolio.com/37196

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Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

DemographicsEdit

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