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Welcome to the French and Francophone Studies 2013-2014 Wiki!

Adding new entries to the wiki:

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Policy Discussion for Next Year Edit

  • I'm posting this message following edits by someone who feels strongly about posting links to job talks. Posting such info has been done in the past, on the French wiki and on others, with a rule of thumb that if calendars / online announcements are available online, it is acceptable to post them here. On the other hand, info that is obtained through inside intel (for example through a mailing list solely intended for departmental use, or through a friend at a recruiting institution) cannot be posted here. Other wikis absolutely forbid the posting of links to calendars / online announcements. Since there are no wiki guidelines regarding this matter, what to do should be discussed between users of a given page. If people feel strongly about the posting of links to calendars / online announcements of job talks, please voice your opinion so we can settle the matter before opening the page for next year.
  • To clarify: when you say "info regarding campus talks," you mean names of candidates and/or links to job talk announcements? On any page of the wiki, it is considered appropriate to provide dates when campus visits were scheduled and/or held, without other information identifying candidates. The specific question that arises on some pages (and here) is whether it is also appropriate to provide links to job talk listings (if they are available). Almost universally, it is considered inappropriate to name campus visit candidates if there is no such public link announcing them. The issue of including links to calendars / online announcements where candidates are named *is* an issue that is handled differently according to different fields and the job seekers in this field should express their views one way or another. --Una74 (talk) 13:57, June 10, 2014 (UTC)
  • I personally don't think that posting names is a good idea, whether or not they are posted by departments. There is a lot of discussion of "inside" candidates and other speculation on the Wiki. Speculation is totally fine in an anonymous format. Sometimes is off base, however, and it's not fair to candidates, or even to people on committees who are being accused of things that may or may not be true.

What's your Status? Edit

Position Edit

Tenured faculty:1

Currently in TT job:3

PhD in hand, currently in non-TT job: (VAP) 7; (Lecturer) 3; (Adjunct) 5

PhD in hand, currently unemployed: 1

Postdoc: 4

ABD, but looking to defend this year: 19

ABD in non-TT job: (VAP); (Lecturer)1; (Adjunct): 2

Other:  

Field Edit

Francophone: 11

Medieval: 5

Renaissance: 3

17th: 3

18th: 5

19th: 12

20th/21st: 9

SLA/Pedagogy (language and culture):

Linguistics and sociolinguistics: 2

Other? (Define): History

Language Background Edit

Native speaker: 9

Non-native speaker: 28

Heritage speaker:1

2013-14 French and Francophone Studies Jobs (Full-Time / Tenure-Track)Edit

Appalachian State University - TT Asst. Professor of French (Generalist) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Closes Dec 6, 2013 (according to Interfolio link: https://apply.interfolio.com/23317)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): request for a phone interview (Nov. 26)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: phone request made on 01/16

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • It's not through interfolio. Only hard copies of applications

Arcadia University (PA) - Asst. Professor of French (Full-Time, Non-TT) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone (2/4)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Please, nobody apply for this job. This post requires a laundry list of teaching duties, including supervising theses, First Year Seminar work, advising, "facilitating the growth of the program," and departmental and university service. However, being NON TENURE TRACK, you will be expected to do this all for less money, no job security whatsoever, and probably less research/moving funds. We all need to band together and say no to these exploitative positions to send a message to college administrators.
  • It sounds to me like a teaching-only position with no research expectations at all (research is not mentioned). Teaching three courses per semester with some service but no research obligations doesn't sound so outrageous for someone who just wants to teach--better than adjuncting, that's for sure, and probably better than a lot of full-time lecturer jobs. I agree that the large gap in pay and job security between comparable research- and teaching-focused jobs is unfair, but without knowing what kind of salary or benefits are offered, or the department's track record for keeping or promoting people hired into this type of position, I'd wait for more information before calling this position exploitative or talking someone primarily interested in teaching out of applying for it.
  • I agree with the first poster, but unfortunately this will likely be the new trend, as these jobs have been on the uptick the past five years or so. Not applying is not going to reverse this trend, even if I wish it would. As to the second poster, you never know if the pay would be better than lecturer. There are some dismal salaries out there, especially at smaller public schools--that would be the battle to fight if we all chose not to apply to certain places. Good luck!
  • Fewer applicants won't send that message, especially if they still end up getting a competent teacher out of it. Applying, getting the offer, and if you're unable to negotiate a fair salary, saying, "No, I'm sorry, I won't fill all those responsibilities for that salary" or "I got a higher salary offer from Other U and will be taking it" might send the message. Take a look at this school's department page and especially the "faculty accomplishments." This is not a department that does research. If you want research to be part of your job, this is not your place, nor would it have been 5 or 10 years ago. It may never have offered tenure (that I don't know). It's hardly a new trend to award tenure and research-related perks only to research faculty. Not that changing that is not a worthy goal.

Ball State University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor - French and ArabicEdit

Deadline: open until filled (posted in 12/6/13 MLA JIL)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Baruch College, Assistant Prof. of French (20th-21st French/Francophone Lit) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: December 5, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection: I received a rejection notice for a campus visit this morning 1/21. (x2) / Rejection email 2/7

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (12/30/2013) Skype interview held (01/06/2014)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news on this position? Originally they planned to interview at MLA, right? (12/29)
  • I received an e-mail (12/26) saying they are reviewing the applications and will contact selected candidates by December 30.
  • Thank you!
  • They won't interview at MLA. Campus invitation to follow, around January 20th.
  • Interviews held today via Skype. They said they'd contact a few people for a campus visit in the next few days. [posted 1/14]
  • I received an Email sent 2/7 evening, from the wording, an offer might have been made.

Binghamton University, SUNY - TT Asst. Professor of French (Francophone Caribbean) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled by email (12/16)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: campus visit scheduled for Feb. 12th

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Bronx Community College, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages (French and Creole)Edit

Deadline: January 24, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news on this position? Has anyone been contacted?

Carnegie Mellon University-- TT(?) Asst. Professor of French Edit

Deadline: None Listed

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • So, if you click the job ad, you will be directed to monster.com, which is thus far the only place this job ad has been listed except for a short period of time when it was listed under "other employment" at cmu.edu. You will also see that the job ad has almost no details, no deadline, no contact info, and asks for almost nothing. A week ago, I contacted their HR department which confirmed this was a real job but almost immediately removed it from cmu.edu and did not respond to a follow-up query. They did not answer my explicit question of whether or not the position is tenure-track. The short of it is that despite only circumstantial evidence, I am near certain this is a spousal hire. I don't have a problem with this per se, but I'm perturbed at the possibility that I might be duped into investing my own time-- in fact, already have invested this much--for a position that's not really available. I guess they're making it as clear as they can, but why even have an HR department when its rules can be circumvented when necessary? Just don't fake an open search when it's not.
  • - I completely agree with you. Somebody told me about this position, but it just looked too fishy. No contact? No deadline? It's a fake :-(

College of Charleston (SC) - TT Asst. Professor of French (3 Positions) - POSITIONS FILLED Edit

Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype 2/19 <---For which century? (since they had three searches) Thanks

Rejection post-MLA: Rejection e-mail received 4/14 (3 tenure-track positions were filled) 

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • There are THREE positions for this section of the department. Seems like a large number. Anyone know what is going on over there?
  • They lost two people last year -- one to Pitt and one to the Citadel.
  • Here's their 2012-2013 departmental annual report: http://french.cofc.edu/documents/AR%202012-13.pdf
  • Any news about these positions? (12/16) (1/8) (1/16)
  • They actually lost three people. In addition to the aforementioned 2 people, a female faculty member was denied tenure last lear. They need to repopulated the departement.
  • No news...bad news? They have two VAPs, so this might be the answer :-(
  • Any news at all? (2/2) (2/10)

College of Staten Island, CUNY - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of French - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Request for more materials: generic email requesting letters of reference, 12/10 (x4)

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (2/5) (x2)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visit invitation 2/19

Offer made: 3/18

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Did they request letters of reference to all candidates or have they short listed some? Has anyone not received a generic email from them? A: from the email, I'd say they requested letters from everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by the end of January.
  • I think what the question poster wanted to know is if the emails were sent out at the conclusion of a prescreening, if he/she passed a first screening stage. I agree that they probably sent the emails to everyone.
  • I didn't hear anything from this school at all.
  • Any news about this position? (01/29)
  • I haven't heard anything back since I had my rec letters sent to them. (1/29)
  • Still nothing? They said they'd contact people by the end of January (1/31)

College of Wooster (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies (20th C) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: November 8, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interviews scheduled [posted 12/6]; MLA interviews scheduled 12/17

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled by phone (01/17)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Columbia University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of French, Medieval / 16th Century - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA: 1/14, by letter 2/4

Campus visit:

Offer made: OFFER MADE (So I hear) [posted 2/27]

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • So this search was for medieval and not 16th?
  • A Francophone medievalist!

Dartmouth College - TT Asst. Professor of French (19th c.) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: October 28, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: Rejection via e-mail.

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA 11/21 x2 (via email)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled 1/16

Offer made: offer made (posted 02/23)

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Just a note that this is not just in the 19th, but carries a "strong" interdisciplinary perspective with it as well. 
  • No more MLA interviews? Anyone? I wonder if they're sending interview requests as they go through the applications, or if they're done and sending rejection letters soon. (11/22)
  • To the rock star with an interview: could you please tell us whether contact was made via phone, email, or Interfolio? Thanks! (11/22)
    • Not that rock star but I know they went out via email.
  • Once interview notices go out, you can assume they are done. The other 10 or so people are prob just not using the wiki.
  • True, but sometimes there are 2 waves of interview postings on the wiki. Last year it happened a couple of times. In any case, the interviews are set up one week and then someone posts that they got an interview email a week later Don't lose hope yet.
  • Yeah, many people I know don't even look at the wiki.  Or look, but don't post.
  • Any news? No rejection letters yet? It's been a while since they scheduled interviews.
  • Sometimes rejections come after the MLA.  Sometimes they don't come at all.  Unfortunate, but true.
  • Out of curiosity, to the person who posted a rejection post-MLA, what day did they conduct MLA interviews for this position?
  • This update was actually posted 12/24; I'm removing it from "Rejection post-MLA" so as to avoid any confusion.
  • Did anyone who interviewed at the MLA but didn't get a campus visit ever receive a rejection letter or email from the search committee?  I didn't even receive a response to my post-MLA thank you email. Just curious if this was the case for others too. (4/23)

Dartmouth College - TT Asst. Professor of French Specializing in Theater and Performance Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: MLA JIL Ad states deadline as Dec. 2, 2013 but Interfolio link gives deadline as Oct. 28, 2013 (and says applications are now closed) [11/10/13]. Hmm the MLA Ad used to say Oct. 28, 2013, so maybe that's why. [11/11/2013]

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 3rd week of February

Offer accepted: 3/8

NOTES & QUERIES:

DePauw University (IN) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of French (Generalist, with expertise in 19th/20th c.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Submit application letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and scholarly interests, copies of graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/23177). Application review begins November 22, 2013 and continues until filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (12/10) +2 (via email)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: campus visit scheduled 1/14

Offer made: 2/13

NOTES & QUERIES: 

Eastern Illinois University - Assistant Professor of French and Italian - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: open until filled (posted in 09/27/13 MLA JIL)

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Job search canceled due to budgetary constraints. Received notice via email 11/25.

Elizabethtown College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of French (Generalist) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: (x1)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): emailed to schedule MLA interview 12/15 (+3)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Held on  1/22-24 / Received a rejection email after campus visit on 2/3 saying they have offered the position  another candidate who has accepted it [posted 2/3]

  • they are down to a "short list" of candidates and will determine in a couple of weeks the 3 candidates they will choose for on-campus interviews. [posted 1/15]
  • Any news [1/30]?
  • No news on my end... Anyone? [1/31]

Offer made: [see above]

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • How did you get the info regarding "short list of candidates" and "on-campus visits"? Did they contact you? -> yes, I received an email...
  • I wonder, then, if all "short-list" candidates have been contacted. Did you send an email to which they replied or did they spontaneously contact you? --> they contacted all short list candidates.
  • Anyone in my case? I of 2 email from Elizabethtown college. The first one states that I was among the candidates to be interviewed on  campus. Soon after, another email came saying the first one was a glitch and they still wrking on the candidates to invite. --> yes, got the same, it was not a glitch, the chair's first email was just a little confusing. Being on a "short list" simply means they have done a first process of narrowing down the number of candidates to be considered for campus interviews. Out of this "short list", 3 candidates will be picked to be brought on campus.
  • What is the point of contacting people to tell them they've made a "short list"? Why not just contact the final 3? 

Florida Atlantic University - Assistant Professor of French (pref. 19th-early 20th c.) - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Deadline: Applications must be completed and submitted by November 15, 2013 to receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews to be conducted via Skype in December.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled by phone 12/22/13

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Florida State University - TT Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: November 1, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (email, 12/06) (x2)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: February visit scheduled by phone (1/13) 

Offer made: 2/7; accepted: 2/17.

NOTES & QUERIES: 

Fordham University (NY) - Assistant Professor of French—20th/21st-Century Literature and Film - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Applications submitted by November 25, 2013 will be given preference.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: [see NOTES]

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

any news on campus visits? no news 2/4/14; anyone?

  • I heard campus interviews went out (2/5)

George Mason University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of French (Francophone) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Apply for position number F9737z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/.

Request for more materials: (post-interview - early november)

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype (10/23)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: requested via email (12/06) - scheduled for february

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Campus interview yet?
  • Does anybody know if Georges Mason held their campus visit yet? I had a skype interview with them about a month ago and na since then? Please help. [posted 12/09]

George Washington University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor in Francophone Literature and Creative Writing with a focus on Francophone Africa - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: post-Skype interview (x 2), 12/20

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype, interview took place 11/13. I have a friend who also had an interview, although s/he is not on the Wiki. 

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 

Offer made: [See NOTES]

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • late 12/13: Received a kind note from the chair of the search committee letting me know that they have made a hire. 

Georgia Southern University - TT Asst. Professor of French - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: Postmark deadline for receipt of applications is January 4, 2014.

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • When was notice of cancellation received? Were any reasons given? [12/12]
  • The cancellation is posted on the MLA job listing, no reason given.

Georgetown College (KY) -TT Asst. Professor of French (Generalist)Edit

Deadline: Applications must be received by November 1.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Job is open only to US citizens and permanent residents.
  • POSTPONED until next semester (12/1)

Georgetown University - Assistant Professor (Francophone) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor position for a specialist in one of the following Francophone regions: the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, the Mashreq, the Caribbean, or southeast Asia. The candidate must demonstrate dedication to excellence in scholarship in his/her field, and be able to teach courses on a broad spectrum of literary and cultural phenomena concerning France and the Francophone world.

Deadline: November 20

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email 12/18

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled via phone (12/16) +1 (via email, 12/16)

Rejection post-MLA: 2/20

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • I was told someone has been offered the position. 

Harvard University -  Tenured Professor in Francophone StudiesEdit

Deadline: We will start reviewing applications on October 31st. We encourage candidates to submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu), by this date: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching statement 4. Research statement

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news or whisperings?
  • To whomever posted the links to francophone lectures at Harvard, it is not appropriate to speculate about who candidates might be on this Wiki. The purpose of the wiki is to give anonymous information about the timeline of searches. Potential candidates should not be "outed" on the wiki.

Indiana State University - Tenure-Track Assistant professor to coordinate First-Year Language Program and teach all levels of French, German, or Spanish.Edit

Application site: http://jobs.indstate.edu

Deadline: Applications submitted after January 15, 2014 cannot be assured consideration

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Indiana University - Open Rank Position in French/ Francophone Media Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Submit letter of application, CV, and three letters of support by November 11, 2013 electronically via PeopleAdmin: https://indiana. peopleadmin.com/postings/454.

Request for more materials: writing sample, 11/29

Rejection: email (1/22) +1

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • If you had a Skype interview, when was it and have you heard anything further?  Thanks!
  • Skype interviews were last week (1/13-1/17) thanks to a weather delay... No news since then
  • For the person who received the rejection e-mail, did you have a Skype interview? A: No, no skype interview. 
  • (1/23) Campus interview scheduled.  I believe they are bringing three candidates to campus.

Loyola University (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of French (Francophone Literatures & Cultures) -- CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Review of Applications will begin October 15, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled by email (12/16)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled by phone (1/21) (x2) 

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

McGill University - TT Assistant Professor (Francophone)Edit

Deadline: December 15, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: nice wording 02/20

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Miami University of Ohio - TT Assistant Professor of French (17th-21st c.) - OFFER EXTENDEDEdit

Deadline: Screening begins Nov. 15, 2013.

Request for more materials: writing sample requested by email, 11/21 (+6)

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): request for MLA interview by phone and email (12/13) +1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: [see NOTES]

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • has anyone inquired about how to upload letters of reference? The site doesn't have the usual email contact info portion but wants us to upload the letters directly
  • Email letters directly to admin at schrodjl@miamioh.edu
  • To the person who just added having had a request for more materials: did they just contact you, or was the request made at the same time others were contacted? Just wondering how they are moving forward with their search. (12/06)
  • sorry for the late addition, I was also with the 11/21 crowd
  • I just added (12/09) and was asked for more materials on 11/21.
  • Any post-MLA news on this position? (1/27)
  • I heard campus visits had been scheduled (third hand; I'd say 90% reliable).
  • I also heard ^^
  • Not a peep post MLA. Classy indeed
  • I heard third-hand that they extended an offer, and then heard second-hand that that candidate has accepted an offer at another institution.

Murray State University (KY) - TT Assistant Professor of French - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013.

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Under the preferred qualifications for this position, they note: "18 graduate hours of Spanish with ability to teach Spanish at lower level." So I guess they are looking for someone to teach French and Spanish?
  • My assumption was that this reference to Spanish was a typo ... but I have NO information about that.  I can't teach Spanish, but I'm throwing my hat in the ring just in case. 
  • I was informed that it would be great if you could teach Spanish, but that it was a French position. I was informed by email because I thought it was a typo as well. (12/06)
  • Email 12/09:  "Because of budgetary reasons we are cancelling this search. We expect to advertise a combined French/German position soon, and encourage you to consider that opportunity."
  • ^^^^ Please tell me that is a joke? 

New York University - Early Modern French, TT Assistant Professor - OFFER MADE Edit

Deadline: November 1, 2013 Request for more materials: 11/25 via email (second writing sample) (x6)

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA inteview 12/4 (via email) (x3)

Rejection post-MLA: via email 1/20; via e-mail 1/29 (x2)

Campus visit: [see NOTES]

Offer made: as stated in rejection email. 

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? / I haven't heard anything. Anyone else?
  • There were 2 rounds of rejections, or is that a typo (1/20 and 1/29) 
  • I would guess it is a typo, but can't be certain.  I can confirm that I received my rejection via e-mail on 1/29.
  • I did too - I should have specified 1/29.
  • Campus visits scheduled.  (1/31)

Penn State University - Assistant Professor of Francophone Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Applications received by November 1, 2013, will be considered for MLA interviews; those arriving later will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the following Web site: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Submit a cover letter, c.v., and dossier (or contact information for 3 references).

Request for more materials:

  • requested Letters of recommendation by e-mail -- 11/11 (+ 2)
  • requested writing sample by email (11/15) +1

Rejection: via email 12/13, via email 12/18 (x2)

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

  • phone interview scheduled by email (11/26)
  • MLA interview scheduled by email (11/26) 
  • Following phone interview, MLA interview scheduled by email (12/2)

Rejection post-MLA: via email (1/25) +2

Campus visit: Scheduled (1/20) x3

Offer made: Offer accepted

NOTES & QUERIES:

Penn State University - Assistant Professor of French and African Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Deadline: Applications received by November 1, 2013, will be considered for MLA interviews; those arriving later will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the following Web site: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Submit a cover letter, c.v., and dossier (or contact information for 3 references).

Request for more materials: letters of recommendation requested (11/15)

Rejection: email (12/13)

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled (1/20) x3

Offer made: offer accepted

NOTES & QUERIES:

Princeton University - Asst. Prof. - French Medieval Studies - FAILED SEARCH Edit

Deadline: Reviews of applications will begin in late September 2013. Applications received by November 30, 2013 will be given full consideration. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA in Chicago, January 9-12, 2014.

Request for more materials: 11/20

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled by email (12/4) (x2)

Rejection post-MLA: x1

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled (x1) [posted 1/15]

Offer made:

  • Any news?
  • Search failed [posted 3/19] - more details?

NOTES & QUERIES:

Providence College (RI) - TT Asst. Prof of French (Generalist) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Applicants should submit an on-line cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Application information is available on the College's web site at: https://careers.providence.edu. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2013. We will invite selected candidates for an initial interview at the 129th MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, 9-12 January 2014. Applicants are kindly requested to indicate in their cover letter whether they are planning to attend the MLA Conference.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 12/06 by snail mail (x2). 12/09 by snail mail. 12/13, snail mail (x2)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA (11/24, via email) x3

Rejection post-MLA: rejection letter (02/08) (x2); post-campus 03/19

Campus visit: scheduled 01/21 (phone)

Offer made: position filled

NOTES & QUERIES: 

Randolph-Macon College (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of French (spec. pre-19th-century literature and culture) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Please send full dossier (including letter of application, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, all in one attachment) to the Faculty Administrative Assistant Ms. Mimi Wright at MimiWright@rmc.edu by no later than December 1, 2013. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Chicago in January 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled by phone (12/14) (x2) (1/3)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 1/22 (scheduled by phone)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES: 

Regis University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of French (Open Spec.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Dec. 1

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): request to schedule MLA interview via email (12/18) x2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled by phone 01/25 for visit 12-14 Feburary x2

Offer made: Offer Accepted [posted 3/12]

NOTES & QUERIES:  

  • post- MLA comments: Full committee will be meeting over the last two weeks of January to discuss whom to invite for campus visits. Expected time frame for scheduling campus visits: end January-early February
  • What's up with this position? I don't see it on the Human Resources URL where you are supposed to apply ... Also, noticed it says "pending budgetary approval." Does this mean they aren't funding the position? Anyone? Anyone?
  • Here's the answer that I got today after emailing them: "This position has not been posted yet however should be up soon please continue to check our website at https://jobs.regis.edu ." 
  • Was told that the person in HR in charge of uploading the position was "on vacation" last week. The position now appears.
  • The on-line website asks applicants to download letters of recommendation. My recommenders submitted confidential letters to Interfolio. Has anyone been able to resolve this issue?
  • From HR: "You can send your Recommendation Letters to ocastro@regis.edu.  Please upload Word documents in place of the Recommendation Letters on the online application so you can finish your app. If you have any questions please let me know." (I had mine sent via Interfolio).
  • At least one finalist has not received confirmation from the committee that an offer has been accepted.  Anyone else?

Rhode Island College, TT Assistant Professor, Italian/French Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

IMPORTANT: For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): 2/25 phone

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 2/25

Offer made: 

NOTES & QUERIES:

Ripon College (WI) - TT Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled 2/13 x2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: email notification on 5/27 that the search was closed. 

NOTES & QUERIES:

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of French or German LinguisticsEdit

Deadline: The review of applications begins November 21, 2013. Application deadline is December 1, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any Skype or MLA interviews scheduled?

Rutgers University - Assistant Professor of Seventeenth-Century French Literature and Culture  - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/22304 to find a complete job description and to submit dossier by November 8, 2013

Request for more materials: Request for a writing sample, 11/20 (X 3)

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA 12/11 (by email)

Rejection post-MLA: 1/23 (email)x2

Campus visit:

Offer made: confirmed in email rejection.

NOTES & QUERIES:

Simon Fraser University (Canada) - TT Asst. Prof. French Lit. of the Ancien Régime - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin August 15, 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 10/29 by email

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

  • 3 candidates have been contacted for interviews (17/10)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Soka University of America - TT Asst. Professor, French Language and Culture - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: review begins immediately (posted in MLA JIL 10/04/13)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone interview requested via email (12/11)

Rejection post-campus: email, stating the position has been filled

Campus visit: scheduled via email (01/12/14)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Was told that this position will not be up for review for several months (meaning POST MLA, if that soon).
  • Rejection via email (2/26)

St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas) - TT Assistant Professor in Francophone Literatures and Cultures- POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Nov. 15

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (12/19)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: Position filled

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Interviews at MLA.

St. Olaf College (MN) - French (Asst. or Assoc. Prof, Open Spec.) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin on October 12, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held at the annual MLA Convention in Chicago, IL, January 9-12, 2014. On-campus interviews of finalists will be scheduled beginning the week of February 10, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: via email 12/02 (x6)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled by email (12/3) x2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled by email (1/14)x2

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • you don't mean a campus visit, new MLA interview poster?
  • Regarding the above question, I also would like to know. I was told that the committee is supposed to get back to candidates at the end of week (Jan 17th) or the following week (w/c Jan. 20th) to confirm if they are invited, or not, for a campus interview.
  • In response to the the question above: Maybe that was their initial plan. Two or three candidates may have stuck out which may have made the selection process a lot easier for them. Just speculating.

Stanford University - TT Asst. Prof. of Francophone studies, with preference given to specialists in Caribbean and/or African literature (Maghreb included)- CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled by email (12/6) x1

Rejection post-MLA: E-mail (1/16) x2

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • so no one's heard any whisperings about this one?
  • There seems to have been attempts to post interviews scheduled around 12/15 that are then promptly deleted. If anyone could speak to why this is happening, that would be helpful. Thank you!
  • I have checked the history around 12/15 and didn't see any activity for Stanford. As for things getting deleted, it happens for two reasons: vandalism or people who don't understand how the wiki works. Please note that nothing is actually ever deleted from the wiki, as everything is kept in the history.

Texas Christian University - TT Asst. Professor of French (Open Spec.) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Request for more materials: request for reccommendations 12/16

Rejection: x2 (03/03)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview 12/16, email to schedule MLA interview on 12/28

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: I inquired and was told that campus invitations have already been sent you.

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Any news regarding campus interview for this position?

  • Anyone has any idea of how to send letters of recommendation? I couldn't upload it on their website, got in touch with their contact person, but I haven't heard back yet. 
  • I just mailed them directly to the department
  • Or: Ms. Jacqulyn Curry, TCU Employment Manager, j.curry@tcu.edu
  • 12/22 I was also asked for letters of rec on 12/16, but then MLA interviews went out the same day. Any ideas about what is going on in this process?
  • QUESTION: any news regarding campus interview for this position?
  • When I asked them what their timeline was, they said "We hope to arrive at our next step in early to mid-February." So we might have a little more of a wait ahead of us. 

Texas Tech University - TT Asst. Professor of French (spec. of Sixteenth-, Seventeenth-, or Eighteenth-century Lit. and Culture) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/57336 . Applications must be received by Friday, November 8, 2013 to ensure full consideration. Screening will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled via email (12/4) +2

Rejection post-MLA: 2/18 (form email "After carefully reviewing your qualifications, we have selected to interview other applicants whose qualifications more closely match our position.")

Campus visit: 1/22 (email)

Offer made: offer made confirmed by the rejection email

  • Any news? I emailed the chair a couple of days ago to ask for an update and received an email saying that the search remains on-going. (3/6)
  • Ok, thank you so much! If I hear sth, I'll post it!

NOTES & QUERIES:

Towson University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline: Applications received by December 2, 2013 will receive full consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • "Specialization in French open. The ability to teach Arabic language and culture is required."
  • It seems disingenuous to not say "Assistant Professor of French and Arabic" at the outset.
  • Job titles aren't as simple as they seem--there are layers of administration and human resources behind them usually, and the title also has to be in line with whatever parameters they have set up at their insititution for fulfilling and being evaluated for ongoing employment and promotion. It's sometimes as easy as sticking a name to something, but at a lot of places not really. Working in higher education is far different from the image painted in graduate school--all of a sudden you're smacked in the face with plain old employment and all the issues that typically involves. Oh well. We carry on.

University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) (Canada) - Contemporary Québécois Literature with emphasis on minority/migrant literature, TT Asst ProfessorEdit

Deadline: The closing date for all applications and letters of reference is August 31, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of California, Berkeley - TT Assistant Professor - French Film and Media - OFFER MADE Edit

Deadline: November 1

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: 19 March

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • any news about MLA interviews? MLA interviews were held (I did not have one.)
  • any news at all to report?
  • [campus visits noted in header on March 16]

University of Houston (TX) - TT Assistant Professor - Francophone Studies - POSITION FILLED Edit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview held

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: offer made and accepted

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Associate/Assistant Professor of French, Diaspora/Migration Studies - OFFER DECLINEDEdit

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by October 19, 2013.

Request for more materials:  Contacted referees and requested writing sample via e-mail (11/1)

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Invitation to interview via Skype received (11/14) +2

Rejection post-Skype: by email (12/4) x4 (post-Skype).

Campus visit: Campus interview scheduled for early spring semester (12/3)

Offer made:  [see NOTES]

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • I'm wondering if those who received email rejections would mind letting us know if you had a Skype interview. Thank you!
  • Yes, my rejection was following a Skype interview.
  • Does anyone know how many candidates they are bringing to campus?
  • Last year I think they brought in four for the 19th c. search and I know of three who went to campus for the Francophone search, but there might have been one more. 3-4 is a good guesstimate :) Good luck :)
  • I was interviewed via Skype but have not heard from them since - I know of same for one more Skype interviewee, as well. I am assuming that the campus visitors might be more advanced scholars who might not be checking/participating in the wiki, but that's an assumption on my part... Good luck with the campus visit! 
  • See http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/1940 for campus visits. (Please do not post personal information for candidates on the wiki... fortunately, these have passed).
  • Offer made to top candidate. [posted 3/14]
  • Offer declined by top candidate.  Search is ongoing.

University of Maine - TT Asst. Professor of French (French-Canadian emphasis) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: November 8, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 1/13 (email), 1/14 (snailmail--wtf?)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype (12/11)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • To those who've received rejections from U Maine, were those post-Skype interview? Thanks!
  • In answer to the above, I still haven't received my post-skype rejection [3/5]

University of Maryland -- College Park, TT Assistant Professor of French (Contemporary and Modern; after 1800) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: review begins December 20, 2013

Request for more materials: request for references 12/23 (x7) - Generic request?

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled 2/5 (x2)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled 2/18 (x3)

Offer made: 03/15. Accepted 03/20

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Miami (FL) - Assistant Professor of Francophone Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline: reference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by November 15, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled by phone (12/5), by email (12-5)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled 1/21 (x4)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Minnesota, Morris - TT Assistant Professor or Instructor of French and Latin (French Medieval or Early Modern Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Review of candidates will begin on November 15, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA Interview scheduled (12/10) (x2)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus interviews scheduled late-Jan/first week of February

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of North Georgia (Dahlonega Campus) - TT Assistant Professor of French and/or Francophone Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: not stated (posted in MLA JIL 03/21/14)

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email 5/15

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Notre Dame - Director of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC)Edit

Deadline: Review of candidates will begin on November 4, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Oklahoma - French Language Coordinator-Assistant Professor (Five-Year Ranked Renewable Term Appointment) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1 and will remain open until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): A colleague of mine had a Skype interview 12/18

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news about this position? (01/29)
  • The search committee told my colleague--who, to clarify, has still not heard back from her Skype interview-- that decisions regarding campus visits would be made by late January.

University of Oregon - 19th century, TT Assistant Professor - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline: November 12, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype Interview Scheduled (12/6) +1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled (12/16)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Does anyone have any information concerning this job? Are they done with skype interviews? Any rejection letters so far?
  • To the person who linked to the UO website: confidentiality is crucial to the functioning of the WIKI--there are all sorts of reasons why candidates would not want their identities to be known--taking advantage of poor security to publicize confidential information is messed up. What folks who applied for this job need to know is that finalists have been chosen. x3

University of Ottawa - TT Assistant Professor (Canadian and world cinema)Edit

Deadline: February 15, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of South Carolina, Columbia - French Cultural Studies, TT Assistant or Associate Professor (18th and/or 19th C) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (e-mail 12/15; 12/24)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled (1/12)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • same position as last year, failed search I guess? - Yes, I believe that the chosen candidate turned them down.

University of South Carolina, Columbia - French Linguistics, TT Assistant Professor - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): SKYPE interviews held (12/6)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visits held 1/13-1/17

Offer made: Offer was made to other candidate :/

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Tampa - TT Assistant Professor of Language (French plus Arabic or Italian) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted in 09/27/13 MLA JIL)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA: 2/25

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - TT Asst. Professor, French Literature and Culture prior to 1800 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 01, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials: 1/21 x2

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled by email (1/10) x3

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: invitation made (2/3)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Note: The MLA posting says "Application review begins December 15, 2013 and continues until position is filled." But at HigherEdJobs (link above) it says "December 01".

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - TT Asst. Professor, Pre-18th-century French Literature and Culture - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 12/4 via email (x4)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (12/4) x2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled (01/13)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Anybody knows if they have scheduled their on-campus? Yes, see above.

University of Tennessee at Martin - TT Asst. Professor of French - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2013.

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • search cancelled 1/26

University of Texas at Brownsville - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of French Edit

Deadline: open until filled (posted in MLA JIL 05/30/14). Application URL: http://www.utb.edu/ba/hr/employment/Pages/default.aspx

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Toronto - Assistant Professor - Teaching and Learning French as a Second Language (Didactique du FLS/FLE)Edit

Deadline: All application materials, including the letters of reference, must be received by October 25th, 2013 closing date.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Ursinus College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of French - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15th.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email (12/23) +4

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled x2 12/17/13

Rejection post-MLA: Rejection after skype interview x1. Finalists selected for campus visits.

Campus visit: [See above]

Offer made: was an offer made and accepted?

NOTES & QUERIES:

Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of French (pre-Revolutionary) - POSITION FILLED Edit

Deadline: Formal review of complete applications begins on November 15, 2013. Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: by email 12/16

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (12/5)

Rejection post-MLA: snailmail on 1/20

Campus visit: scheduled by email. 01/15

Offer made: early Feb.

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Pre-Revolutionary "and expertise in French and/or francophone media and film."

Western Illinois University - French / African American Studies, Assistant ProfessorEdit

Deadline: Screening will begin on August 19, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Wright State University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline: On-line application only to http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/6941 by November 1, 2013 for first consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Yale University, Assistant Professor, Open - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: October 28, 2013

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email (13/12) (x6)

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

Rejection post-MLA: 1/28

Campus visit: scheduled by phone (1/12)

Offer Made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? It's kind of late in the game!
  • If you look at previous wikis, you will see that Dec. 10 is still pretty early. In previous years, candidates have been contacted as late as Dec. 29.
  • Thanks!
  • In the last two Yale searches, interview requests came out during the first week of December, and rejection emails a few days later.
  • Given the very open nature of their search this year, the committee is likely dealing with a particularly large number of applicants.
  • See http://french.yale.edu/calendar/month/2014-01 for finalists.  

2013-2014 Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Augustana College (IL) - One-Year Fellowship in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin May 26, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Bucknell University, Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: February 28, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone (2/28) (+1)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

  • ["Position Filled" posted in header on 4/19]

NOTES & QUERIES:  

  • Wow!  Did they actually schedule interviews on the same day applications were due?  

College of William & Mary, Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW HELDEdit

Deadline: March 26, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone):  Skype interview held on 4/1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Cambridge University, CRASSH - 3 Postdocs in Renaissance/Early Modern StudiesEdit

CRASSH at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce three 4-5-year postdoctoral research positions in Renaissance/early modern studies.  The posts are advertised in connection to the ERC-funded project Genius before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science (PI: Dr Alexander Marr).  Applications are invited from all fields pertinent to the project, but especially history of art and architecture, history of science, intellectual history, cultural history, English and modern languages and literatures, and book history.

Application deadline: 30 April 2014

Interviews: Late June 2014

Application procedure:

Applications should be made via the online system by 30 April 2014, and should include:

  • Curriculum vitae, uploaded as a PDF file.  Proficiency in languages must be indicated.
  • A Proposal for a Monograph on early modern ingenuity, commensurate with the project’s scope and aims, typed directly into the field DESCRIPTION.  The proposal, which should not exceed 2,000 words, should indicate suitability for the project, contribution to the field, resources to be used, and research skills required for completion.  It should include a short bibliography and plan for completion of the monograph by the end-date of the RA position. 
  • A Sample of Writing, uploaded as PDF in the field indicated, of no more than 10,000 words.  This should be the work that best indicates the candidate's suitability for this project. The writing sample may be published work, a chapter from the applicant’s thesis, or an unpublished essay/article.
  • Completed form CHRIS 6, Parts 1 & 3 only, uploaded as pdf file in the Additional Material field 3.
  • The names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with applicant's work, and who must submit confidential academic references via the online system by the closing date. It is the candidates’ responsibility to ensure that letters of reference are received by the deadline.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Columbia University - 2 Lecturer positions - POSITIONS FILLEDEdit

Deadline: May 5, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: Called the dept directly on 6/17, was told hires had been made.

NOTES & QUERIES:

It's still early days, but has anyone heard anything? (5/14) --> Nothing on my end... (5/15)

  • Any news from anyone??? (5/28)
  • Nope. wondering if they're just going to hire their own recent PhD's.

Cornell University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Francophone Literature and Culture Edit

Grinnell College, Visiting Assistant Professor of French - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: January 17, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): 3/7

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Humboldt State University (CA) - French & Francophone African Anti-Colonial Studies Visiting Faculty Edit

Deadline: April 2

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Indiana University - Visiting Lecturer of French - SKYPE INTERVIEW HELDEdit

Deadline: FEB. 28

Request for more materials: Teaching demonstration requested on 4/2

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview held 4/1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Mercer University (GA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: Deadline for receipt of all materials is December 15th.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Contacted by phone on 1/25 for Skype Interview on Jan. 30th.

NOTES & QUERIES:

January 26th: Received phone call from chair of search committee following skype interview on Jan. 30th. Position has been cancelled due to budgetary restraints.

Miami University of Ohio - Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of FrenchEdit

Deadline: Review of applications begins May 5.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • any news?

Newberry Library (IL), Center for Renaissance Studies - Postdoc in in French Paleography  - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Date Posted: October 21, 2013. Applications accepted until position filled.

Position Available: January 1, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Phone interview, 11/8

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

North Carolina State University - Postdoctoral Scholar, French Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Application materials due by 1/20/14

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Contacted by email Feb 6th to schedule Skype interview (x 2) 

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Does anyone know if there are specifications as to what should be included in the research statement? (1/16)
  • The status has changed to campus visit scheduled, were these recently arranged? via email? I don't see a date. Thanks!
  • Three candidates have been contacted and invited to campus (March).

Northwestern University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval French Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline: Nov 27, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (12/4) (12/5)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? (3/17)
  • They are waiting out the tenure-track searches before making an offer. It may be a while.

Oklahoma State University - VAP-FrenchEdit

Deadline: For Academic year 2014-2015. Native or near-native fluency in French and English. Ph.D. in French, in hand or dissertation completion date no later than Dec. 31, 2014. Will teach undergraduate French courses. Send letter of application and placement materials by July 11, 2014 for full consideration. Dr. Perry Gethner, Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Penn State University, New Kensington - Instructor in French & Arabic Edit

Deadline: Review begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Princeton University, Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer (Medieval) Edit

Deadline: Applications received by May 15, 2014 will be given full consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? (5/29)

Quest University (Canada) - Teaching Fellowship (French Language)Edit

Deadline: The application deadline for the language fellow position in the 2014-2015 academic year is May 1, 2014. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to shira.weidenbaum@questu.ca. More info: http://www.questu.ca/employment/faculty_openings/teaching_fellowship.php

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Stanford University - Lecturer in French - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Deadline for receipt of applications is February 20, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: Snail mail, letter dated 5/1, arrived 5/16

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • has anyone heard anything about this position?

St. Lawrence University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian/French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: review begins March 15

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:  offer accepted (4/15)

NOTES:

Trinity College (CT) - Graduate Fellow in French (for ABDs)Edit

Deadline: not stated, position posted in MLA JIL 12/27/13

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Tufts University (MA) - Full-Time Lecturer of French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: December 1 (review begins)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • [Offer Accepted posted in header on 4/19]

Union College - 3 yr. Visiting Position, French and Francophone Studies -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Submissions must be received by November 14th, 2013 for full consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled by email (12/3) +2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: email 1/14

Offer made: I know from a friend that an offer has been made [posted 2/19]

Offer made and accepted 2/19

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Arkansas - French Instructor (1 yr.)Edit

Deadline: Closes: Mar 9, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email on May 5

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of California, Irvine - Visiting Assistant ProfessorEdit

Deadline:  Please submit letter of application detailing research interests, C.V., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and teaching evaluations via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02329, by July 14, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of California, Santa Barbara - Visiting Assistant Professor in French Eighteenth-Century/Enlightenment StudiesEdit

Deadline: The Department will begin reviewing materials on March 10, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Chicago - Lecturer of FrenchEdit

Deadline: All materials must be uploaded by April 30, 2014. To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, and select requisition #02115.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email notification on 5/28

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Visiting Assistant Professor in French Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (2-year position)Edit

Deadline: Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 25 2014. To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu .

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Kansas - Advanced French Lecturer (1 yr. Appt.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: For more information and to apply go to http://employment.ku.edu/academic/330BR. Review of applications begins 9 May 2014. Skype interviews for selected candidates.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: Rejection email post-Skype interview (interview 5/27, rejection email 6/19)

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Mary Washington - Visiting Assistant Professor of French (preferred expertise in Early Modern literature and/or culture, business French or applied linguistics)Edit

Deadline: Please submit electronically letter of application, vita, 3 letters of reference, and graduate transcripts by 5 p.m. January 17, 2014 to http://careers.umw.edu.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Memphis - French Instructor (1 yr.)Edit

Deadline: Closes: April 18, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • any news?

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Visiting Lecturer in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Oregon - Career Instructor in French Language and Culture/First-Year French Supervisor (1 yr. renewable)Edit

Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by May 16, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4005

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Pennsylvania - Romance Languages Lecturer in French - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: open until filled; posted on 1/16/14 at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/166

Request for more materials: recommendation letters, 2/15 (x2)

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (03/17)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: 4/25

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has anyone heard any more about this lecturer position? (3/17/14) - Yes, interview invite 3/19

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Lecturer of French - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin April 25, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application along with a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Dr. Sébastien Dubreil at sd@utk.edu.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: received a rejection email from their head of Department on May 3rd

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): des nouvelles depuis l'interview Skype ?

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • - Has anyone heard any more about this lecturer position since the Skype interview?
  • - Sent them an email yesterday and just got a reply today that an offer has been made to a candidate (5/28).

University of Virginia, Gordon Distinguished Visiting Professor, One Year (Full Professor)Edit

Deadline: Review of applciations begins March 10, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Valparaiso University (IN) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French (1 yr.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Applications should be postmarked by January 31, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • ["Position Filled" posted in header on 4/19]

Vanderbilt University - Mellon Assistant Professor of French (18th c. Studies, 3 yr. Appt.) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline: All materials must be received by November 1, 2013.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 11/18 by email

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype, 12/2 (+2)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Anyone was contacted for an interview? I always find it strange that they would send rejection letters before they choose an interviewing pool (although some places did that last year as well) 
  • In this market, often they automatically send rejections if you do not yet have PhD in hand when you apply. There are simply too many applicants to consider ABD.
  • Automatic rejections are usually reserved for people who do not fit the ad. If it says Ph.D. in hand (this one did not) then that's a reason, but in this case rejections were probably sent to those who did not fit the period requested or didn't fit for some other clear reason (like unclear letter from advisor on whether candidate would finish). Others are on hold as possible candidates, so no rejection.
  • Re: the comment above concerning ABD. So, then, what is the purpose of anyone pursuing a Ph.D.? Should we just wait 40 years until all these folks on the market either retire or kick the bucket? That comment, while true to a certain extent, just completely shattered the hopes of candidates who are in the final stretch of their doctorate. Just because someone has the golden egg "in hand" does not necessarily mean that s/he will be a better professor. Wake up, search committees. We're the future. Without us, none of us would be here. Punto. Judge a candidate by his or her promise as a great professor. Sorry, search committees, if that eliminates a desirable column on your spreadsheet (i.e. throw her application out because she is not defending until May). Next!
  • Don't be discouraged. If you look who got jobs last year, you'll see that it's a 50/50 between ABDs and folks who graduated a few years ago and had been either in temp positions or on the tenure-track. That being said, hiring an ABD is a liability for a university. If someone isn't able to defend before the semester starts, it's unlikely they'll be able to finish while teaching even a reduced teaching load. Hiring lines may get lost, etc. Hence the reluctance some committees can have. But again, it's not universal and ABDs have a hotness factor that people with PhD in hand don't have anymore. As for the purpose of getting a PhD, we can discuss it ad vitam, but fact is, most of us won't get tenure-track jobs.
  • Actually, only 30% jobs were filled by those who did not have their PhD at time of application.  Here are the figures I’ve tallied:  (1) there were 88 jobs total, including 11 VAP, lecturer or limited term appointments; (2) of the 77 TT positions, 10 searches failed; (3) of the 67 TT lines filled, 20 were by candidates who received their PhD in 2013 or are still ABD.  Only 2 of those hires are still ABD; the remainder appear to have defended by now. [And to the person who just deleted this, I'll just keep posting it.] 
  • These numbers are most helpful and should reassure ABDs and hiring committees alike. If 18/20 ABDs hired in 2013 have defended, they are perhaps not so "risky" after all. I wonder how many of the VAP or limited term appointments (like this one) were filled by ABDs vs "in-hand" candidates?
  • Thanks for the encouragement. Fingers crossed...for all of us.
  • Do we know whether the person who got a rejection was actually ABD? 
  • I wa ABD last year and I got a TT offer for an institution I am in now. As long as you defend relatively quickly (i.e before early-mid August), I think it is safe to say that a lot of -if not most- institutions will hire you. You will be anyway noticed on your contract of the effect of you not defending (which can go from demotion to Instructor to your contract being terminated). So do not lose hope: you can seem more promising for a given department if you're ABD than if you have 4-5 years of VAP plus article; it REALLY depens of what they are looking for and of how they judged you on the three steps of the selection process (dossiers, interview, campus visit)
  • Did anyone else not receive a rejection and not get invited to interview?
  • Does anyone know if the offer was made for this job? (2/24)

Vassar College - VAP of French and Francophone Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: February 15, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection: I got an email rejection for this job, although I did not apply for it. [posted 2/27]

  • Are you certain the rejection wasn't for last year's two-year VAP position?  I received a rejection e-mail for that position, which began in September 2013, in mid-January, 2014. [posted 2/28]
  • Same here. I applied for the newly-listed one, anyway. 

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): (3/20) Skype interview scheduled

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: Offer made and accepted (04/18)

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? (3/8)

Wake Forest University - VAP in French (2 Positions) - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Deadline: February 21

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: offer made and accepted (one position) (04/18)

NOTES & QUERIES:

Washington State University - Clinical Assistant Professor in French - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Deadline: Closes: Apr 22, 2014

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype 4/3

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Wesleyan University - VAP in French (1 yr.) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Send letter of application, official copy of graduate school transcript, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4208. For full consideration, applications must be received by February 17, 2014.

Request for more materials: course descriptions (2/18) X1

Rejection: "We wish you the very best of luck in finding a position in these difficult times.". Nicely put, Wesleyan! (3/5)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (2/20)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: Offer extended. [posted 3/7]

NOTES & QUERIES:

West Virginia University - VAP (1 yr.), French Applied Linguistics Edit

Deadline: Screening will begin February 1, 2014, continuing until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by videoconference.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Williams College (MA) - VAP in French (1 yr.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference by May 12, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Xavier University (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Xavier University's Department of Classics and Modern Languages seeks applicants for a full-time visiting Assistant Professor of French (non-tenure track) position to begin Fall semester 2014, renewable for up to three years with the possibility of conversion to a tenure-track position.

Deadline: To ensure consideration, interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references by Monday, March 17, 2014.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Phone interview scheduled (4/4) (+1)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

  • ["Campus Interviews" posted in header on 4/19]

Offer made: HR email notice on 6/18

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has anyone applied for this/heard back?  Looks like the original priority deadline was Feb. 13.  I just now saw it on MLA with the March deadline
  • I just applied for this job this week.  I see the February deadline on HigherEd jobs, but since I see Mar 17 on the MLA listing, I'm thinking they changed the deadline?  In any case, we'll see.  

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14 Edit

Word on the StreetEdit

  • General Question: Why did someone take down the Georgetown University and McGill University positions? And why are they deleting MLA interview entries? Weird stuff. (12/06) A: Someone deleted info; I restored most of it and temporarily blocked the IP address of the offender. - Thanks!
  • Happy new year, everyone!
  • I have a general question about MLA and was not sure where to post it. How many people are normally interviewed for a century specific job at MLA?
  • I would say usually 15-20, but I've heard of places interviewing more or fewer. Good luck!
  • Thanks! And by fewer, what would be the lowest number you have heard of? Good luck to you too!
  • At the college where I taught a couple of years ago, they ran a search for a Francophone specialist and interviewed about 10 candidates at MLA and invited 3 for campus visits. I think that's pretty standard (they also ran a search in Spanish with the same numbers). All the best to you in your job search. 
  • First answerer again. I've heard of searches with as few as 10 and as many as 40 (!) for first-round interviews. The 40 one was via Skype, though, if I recall, and well outside the norm; I can't imagine a department trying to fit in that many at MLA. I also don't think it was century-specific. And then there are outliers that only do one round of interviews.
  • I think MLA-based interviews would rarely have more than 10-15 candidates; skype or phone-based interviews can rack up numbers (20? 30?). As for Campus visits, I have never seen or heard of any visit involving more than 3 or 4 candidates.
  • I was involved with one search that had 5 on campus candidates. 

  • Is there anybody else out there who starts crying just by looking at this page, or is it just me? Hit rock bottom and now really having suicidal thoughts. Don't be alarmed, it's just a joke, but this industry is really depressing :-(
  • Not crying yet, but I do have pangs of anxiety thinking about my (slim) prospects for next year. The market has been particularly bad this year.

  • Has anyone heard anything about the College of Idaho, 2 year visiting position? (5/19)
  • For those of you who feel like branching out outside of academia in your search for a job, I can recommend looking into instructional design. I added a one-year MA in Learning Sciences to my French PhD (although that may not even be necessary if you have a lot of course design experience) and now see a whole new world of job opportunities opening up, both within and outside of academia. In my experience, universities looking for instructional designers like candidates with a PhD and teaching experience in addition to an instructional design degree, and many companies also appreciate an academic background in their instructional designers. I now have a job offer on the table from a company where both my PhD and my new MA are highly relevant, and for a salary 15 000 $ per year higher than what I was making as a lecturer. I realize this is not for everyone, but if you need a job within a field close to academia, it is definitely worth looking into.

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