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What's your Status? Edit

Position Edit

Tenured faculty:

Currently in TT job: 2

PhD in hand, currently in non-TT job: (VAP) 5 ; (Lecturer) 4 ; (Adjunct) 1; Instructor: 1.

PhD in hand, currently unemployed: 1

Postdoc: 3

ABD, but looking to defend this year: 10

ABD in non-TT job: (VAP) ; (Lecturer) 3 ; (Adjunct): 3

Other:

Field Edit

Francophone: 10

Medieval: 4

Renaissance: 1

17th: 5

18th: 2

19th: 4

20th/21st: 11

SLA/Pedagogy (language and culture):

Linguistics and sociolinguistics: 2

Other? (Define):

Language Background Edit

Native speaker: 7

Non-native speaker: 12

Heritage speaker:

2015-2016 French and Francophone Studies Full-Time / Tenure-Track Jobs Edit

Amherst College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor, 17th or 18th c. French Theater - SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, and continue until position is filled.

Request for more materials: Writing sample 12/16

Rejection: email (12/29) + 2

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

Rejection post-MLA: email via Interfolio 

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? 
  • MLA interview and writing sample requested via email (12/16)
  • The MLA sample and the MLA interview was asked in the same email right? I know it's too late now, but I just saw on my interfolio that it says my dossier is incomplete, because I did not upload my writing sample. But I was not contacted to do so. I'm guessing it's the same for others who were not contacted?
  • This happened on my account, too. I wrote to the chair and he wrote it was an error. They contacted candidates by email. 

Armstrong State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Comp. Lit. (spec. French) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 7th, 2015. To apply, upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation (with at least two addressing teaching) at http://jobs.armstrong.edu/postings/3834

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled 11/18

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 12/14 (phone call)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has anyone heard anything since campus visits?
  • OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED.

Austin College (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of French - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Submit materials online at the link above by March 1, 2016, or you may mail your materials to Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Ave, Suite 6D, Sherman, Texas 75090-4400. Review of applications will begin immediately and initial interviews will be scheduled in early March.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (2/17) +1; (3/2)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Invitation received 3/16

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Why are they already doing interviews now when the deadline is 1 March?  Any infos. here?
  • Maybe they began early?  It may not mean your application is invalid, just that they're taking them as they come. Or at least I hope that's the case. 
  • It says review begins immediately in the ad.

Australian National University (AUS) - Assistant / Associate Professor in French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications close 26 October 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

  • When were interviews scheduled?
  • first week of November; Skype interview was 11/17

Rejection post-MLA: Rejection via email (11/15); rejection post Skype (12/21) saying they have selected another candidate

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Ball State University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of French - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

equest for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Phone interview scheduled (12/17), (12/18) +1, (1/19) 

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: (2/22)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news?
  • -Haven't heard anything since my phone interview on January 19.
  • - They didn't give an indication of a timeline? My interview was the 12th and they said they'd interview for the following 3 weeks. Idk what their decision timeline was though. 
  • Did anyone else have, or hear of someone who had, a campus interview?
  • I heard that they made an offer. [posted 4/4]

Beloit College (WI) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Send materials, including letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation by November 30, 2015, to wacsearch@beloit.edu . Please put “French search” in the subject line.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (12/11) +1+1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled (01/15)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Not sure what's going on with this French search. The Dept. recently filled their German position. A word from the wise: this department is a mess. Proceed with caution. They are not sure what they want, why they want it, or what the future looks like. The person in either of these two positions (French or German) will essentially wear mutiple hats, and will be charged with bringing the program back to life. If you do not like a ton of administrative work, in addition to a heavy/ish teaching load, looks elsewhere. 

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - Lecturer in French (Non-TT, Continuing)Edit

Deadline: Applications received by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 12/01, email; 12/01, email; 12/01, email; 12/01, email

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? 

California State University - Bakersfield (CA) - Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies (with ability to teach Spanish)Edit

Deadline: Application deadline: Open until filled. To ensure the fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to have all application materials on file by March 15, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? 

Catholic University of America (DC) - Clinical Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies  (Non-TT, Continuing)Edit

Deadline: Review of applications to begin on March 9, 2016

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Interfolio now says my application is incomplete and lists additional materials.  I suspect that they're now asking for additional materials, but since I didn't get an email, I'm probably not one of them.  I send an email asking about the situation. 

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 4/26 (+1) (In Junk folder)

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news here? Did they schedule interviews or do they have an insider?
  • For what it's worth, I have not heard back from them either. (+2)
  • It does look to me like there is an insider.
  • Any news? 4/28 (See "Rejection" comments above)

College of Idaho (ID) - TT Assistant Professor of French - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015. Send cover letter and CV to: HR@collegeofidaho.edu

Request for more materials: materials requested (11/11) + 1

Rejection: 12/17 

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (11/18) + 1

Rejection post-Skype:

Campus visit: scheduled by phone (12/16)

Offer made: The initial 3 finalists for this position either declined the job offer or withdrew from the search. A fourth candidate was contacted on 3/11.

Invitation to campus visit: 3/11 (also withdrew) + 1 (3/15)

  • Why have so many candidates withdrawn from this search?
  • I think the majority of candidates who have withdrawn from this search have done so because they have gotten job offers elsewhere. 
  • I was one of the finalists who withdrew from the search and it was not due to an offer elsewhere.
  • Did you withdraw because of the low pay? Or because it's in the middle of nowhere?  Or both?   Or neither?  Just curious why people are not interested in this job.
  • Although I would have had to have taken a pay cut to accept this position, salary was not my prime reason for withdrawing from the search. Nor was location (though one would probably wish to live in Boise). Though circumstantial, my prime reason was an overall lack of experience amongst members of the department. I would have been the most junior member of the department, but I would have brought in more experience than the rest of my colleagues combined. I thus would have found it difficult to find the departmental support necessary to move forward. (+1)
  • I withdrew because I got an offer from elsewhere, but was on the fence about whether I would take the job had this other job not come through. My reservations were primarily about my own inexperience in the face of having to start a program, not having other colleagues in my discipline, and the difficulty of uprooting my partner to live there. 

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • The job has been reposted 4/29.
  • [But now they have posted for a visiting position. It appears that they had a failed search.]

College of Mount Saint Vincent (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 10/23/15)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone interview 1/4. I just received an invitation for a skype interview??? 3/31

  • Maybe this happens when they have rolling deadlines?
  • Maybe their original candidates didn't work out?

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled for feb.

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • any campus interview yet?
  • - Not on my side but I am not hopeful: they don't sponsor visas for international candidates.
  • They will hire someone less qualified. I already have a TT offer, but these kinds of comments make me sick. They should hire the BEST... for God's sake.
  • To the previous poster: what makes you sick? Did it ever occur to you that the BEST applicant might not be an "international" candidate? Just because one is Italian does not make him or her a great opera singer. And just because I'm from Spain does not imply that I'm a great Spanish professor. Well, you get the picture. So...wish these candidates the best and get off your high horse. And NEVER assume that a "non-International" candidate is not the best candidate. Careful...

College of Staten Island, CUNY (NY) - Asst. Professor of French (Francophone Studies) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: To apply, please go to http://www.cuny.edu; select "Employment", then "Job postings on line", find Job ID # 14156, and select "Apply Now". [posted in MLA JIL 12/31/15]

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview 3/25

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

DePaul University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of French - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications must be completed on-line by December 20, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: Rejection stating that the search is now complete (2/23) +2

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled [12/21] +2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled [1/13]

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • They decided in one day? Did you submit very early? 
  • -Submitted 12/16
  • -Any other calls on this?
  • I also have an interview scheduled; I submitted my application on 12/18.
  • Any news on this?

Florida Southwestern State College- Instructor/Professor of French (plus additional language)Edit

Deadline: 05/26/2016

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • So this position requires a Master's in French AND at least one year of a second Master's degree in another language? If you have a PhD in French, do you also need the 18 grad credits of another language? I'm not seeing anywhere in the job description that you would be teaching anything other than French. Am I missing something? --
  • Yes, the candidate will need to teach in the second langauge (the 18 credits will meet the accredidation requirements).

Furman University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - 17th- and/or 18th-c. French Literature and Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Letter of application and CV to be submitted to Interfolio by November 2, 2015.

Request for more materials: 11/23 +5

Rejection: email (12/02) +1 (not longlisted)

Preliminary interview (MLA): email 12/10 +1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: email 1/11

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Question: were you contacted by email to upload additional documents? My Interfolio dossier has new uploading option for the Furman delivery, but I was never contacted directly. Any help would be appreciated!
  • I was contacted directly via email via Interfolio. Perhaps you could email them to ask?
  • I think they had to reopen the whole search (it says "open for applications") in order for selected candidates to add their confidential letters through Interfolio.My delivery turned to "incomplete" on the 23rd, but I did not get an email either. 
  • Thanks for the responses. I wrote the department chair to ask for clarification; I'll update when he gets back to me.
  • I noticed the same thing today (no e-mail from Interfolio, but noticed that my application was marked "incomplete"). Do I have the right to feel special? Am I on the short(ened) list? Also, good luck to all of you. :)  
  • For what it's worth, my application is marked "Longlist" and I got an email from them requesting more materials. Agreed, good luck to all of us!
  • I also received an email via Interfolio, and my application was marked "Longlist."
  • Thanks for all your responses. I got an email today: genre, "thanks, but no thanks." Good luck to the rest of you!

George Mason University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of French / French Linguistics - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9041z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/. Review of applications will begin August 14, 2015 September 30, and will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview: Skype (email sent 10/18)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: invitation extended for campus visit

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Question: Does it look like there is an inside candidate for this job?
  • Answer: No, as far as I can tell, they have no French Linguist currently on staff. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.
  • Job announcement on MLA now says review of applications will begin September 30.

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Modern Languages, ChairEdit

Deadline: Until Filled

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Georgia Southern University (GA) - Assistant Professor of French - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Deadline: Screening of applications begins January 4, 2016, and continues until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone interview scheduled (02/04)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • From their ad: "Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution (Please be sure to address this qualification explicitly in your cover letter.)". I thought it was illegal to ask that question?
  • It's not at all: employment authorization status is not covered by anti-discrimination laws.

Gettysburg College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of French (20th- and 21st-Century Film and Media Studies) - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: To be assured of full consideration, all materials should be received by Monday, November 2. Preliminary interviews will take place at the January MLA meeting in Austin.

Request for more materials: materials requested (11/11)

Rejection: by email 12/15

Preliminary interview (MLA): MLA interview scheduled (11/18)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Does anybody has some news about potential campus visit? I was one of the candidate interviewed for this postion and I start finding rather strange not to have been contacted yet for rejection or a campus visit. Does anybody has some information? Thank you!
  • Apply at: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1488
  • I don't know when this search got tagged as "cancelled," but I just got a rejection email saying they have hired someone for this position...(4/18)
  • This is what I received on Feb. 23rd : "I am writing to let you know that we have officially cancelled our tenure track search." 

Harvard University (MA) - Tenured or TT Professor in 20th and 21st c. French Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Please submit your application through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu) no later than November 1, 2015. ---> Deadline extended to Nov. 15.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (18/11)

Post-Skype rejection: 1/4 (+1)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • per the application website: "The deadline has been extended until November 15 though we will start reading dossiers as of November 1st."

High Point University (NC) - TT Professor of French (Open Rank - 19th-21st c. Francophone Literatures and Cultures) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: open until filled

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • the job site is rather strange, no possibility to review your application at the end when you've entered everything, so I hope my documents came through. The resume portion of the site apparently "harvests" information from your CV. The acknowledgment email stated not to expect a reponse if not selected. Also, the ad was posted on the MLA Job info list on December 24, but the site says applications were due before November 30. We shall see! (I submitted 1/11/16)
  • I applied to this one in December. Went back to the HR site on Feb. 10 and the job isn't posted anymore...
  • Several of us received an e-mail stating that this position has now been filled. Did anyone get an interview? Skype? On-campus? Anything? This one seemed a bit weird from the get-go. Inside job? Pre-selected candidate? Thoughts? And see the timeline(s) above; not very professional on their part. 

Hope College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - French Applied Linguistics - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications are accepted online at http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. As part of the online application, candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement of 1-2 pages in response to the mission of Hope College.Application materials will be accepted until November 2, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview: phone call requesting 2nd interview & letters of recommendation 11/5

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th-21st c. Francophone Literatures and Cultures - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 15 October 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received before 1 December 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • They had the same search last year... Did not they hire someone already ???
  • it was for French (France). This year it's explicitly Francophone (non-France)

North Dakota State University (ND) - TT Asst. Professor of French - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: Screening will begin 2/15/16. Apply at: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/7190

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Nothing?
  • No news on my side (4/5)
  • cancelled
  • What do they mean by "This position will be opened at a later time after further evaluation. When it is reopened, it will be at a 1.0 FTE." Is this a prospective lecturer position? 
  • The search is cancelled. Either funding did not come through, or perhaps they did not find any candidates appealing. You know the drill. This is just their way of indicating that the job will be re-posted at a later date. No promises, no guarantees. 1.0=full-time employment, not likely a lecturer position. 

Pace University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of French and ChineseEdit

Deadline: applications received by December 31, 2015 are guaranteed full consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (MLA):

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES: 

Rutgers University - Camden (NJ) - Assistant Professor of French (17-18th c.) -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Application packets received by November 13, 2015, will be given full consideration. Applications should be submitted online through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/32092

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (MLA): 12/21 + 2

Rejection post-MLA: 1/11 email +2

Did you interview at the MLA?  Yes +2

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES: 

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

specialization in 18th century

Deadline: December 4, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (MLA): email 12/10 +2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: invitation extended via telephone 1/13

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • I got all excited about this position until I found the info (not mentioned on Interfolio but on their website) that it's for a 18iste (which I'm decidedly not). Bonne chance!
  • They have an inside candidate with these qualifications not listed on their website. 
  • Really? So disapppointing

Southern Connecticut State University - TT Assistant Professor of French - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: November 30th

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype (BlueJeans) Interview (12/17)+1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled via phone (02/04)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Fake search. They already have who they want (she was Adjunct, then VAP, and she matches the ad perfectly well !)
  • Don't be so prompt to jump to conclusions when the VAP did not even apply. And she works on WWI. The ad says Francophone North America or pre-20th.

St. Lawrence University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies and Italian - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu, please give close consideration to the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Done

Offer made: Offer made and Accepted 3 weeks ago

NOTES & QUERIES:

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (MD) - Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Applications are being accepted online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/32258. Review of applications will begin November 13 and continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (12/14)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled 01.17

Offer made: 02/19

Offer accepted: 02/25

NOTES & QUERIES:

Truman State University (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of French - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Electronic Submission of applications is required and must be completed at http://employment.truman.edu.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: Accepted

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? Are they scheduling interviews or not yet?
  • Any news/updates here?
  • It seems to be getting really late. Anyone heard anything? 
  • Are the interviews done? Was anyone interviewed at some point?

Tufts University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - French and Francophone Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview announced by email (01/08)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: by email (01/19)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • The search was cancelled last year.And the seem to insist a little more this year on the Francophone part.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR) - TT Assistant Professor of French (19th or 20th c. Literature or Culture of the Francophone World) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype scheduled via phone 2/24 +1 (3/2)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Invitation to visit campus 3/16

Offer made: Made and accepted (4/11)

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Tenured or TT Professor of French, pre-1800 and/or Modern French Thought - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled (https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03151

Request for more materials:

  • Letters of recommendation requested 12/11 +3

Rejection: Email, 06/13

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): +1 (Skype) [posted ~ 1/18] Pre-1800 or French thought?

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Also posted at Comparative 2016
  • Did they contact recommenders or Interfolio for letters yet? 
  • Received email 12/11 saying that the request for additional material was sent to candidates in error. They confirmed that they only want 3 references and there was no need to upload additional material.
  • Received Interfolio request 12/11 for my reference letters.
  • There was an error with my recommendation letters.  Had to contact Irvine directly to get link for 3rd recommender.  Glitch in their system.
  • How did you find out about the error? 
  • The job placement secretary in my department contacted me about--thought it was odd that they only wanted 2 letters.  She wrote to the department to get the link for the third letter.
  • anything at all happening here?

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Assistant Professor of French (20th and 21st c. Francophone Cultures) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled (per MLA JIL 09/11/15 - applications open 09/01/2015 at https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/2139)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone interview scheduled (11/16)+1; MLA interview scheduled (12/4)+ 1

Rejection post-MLA: (2/24) +1 

Campus visit:

Offer made: Was informed that an offer has been made and accepted (2/24)

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Dallas (TX) - Affiliate Assistant Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • From MLA JIL March 2016: Candidates should submit a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcript, contact information for three recommenders, and a writing sample to: https://udallas.wufoo.com/forms/faculty-application-for-employment/. Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures: jieidt@udallas.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred. Additional application materials may be requested at a later date.
  • What does Affiliate Assistnat Professor mean exactly? Is this a tenure track or at least long term? 

University of Evansville (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications begins Nov. 20, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA (12/14) x 4 (contacted by email)

Rejection post-MLA: 2/3/16

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Anything here?
  • Despite the committee contacting my references and some seeming hints about a campus visit invitation after the MLA interview I've heard nothing. A little perplexed here.
  • I received an email on January 18th letting me know that they would be contacting me the following week... but Iwas not contacted last week + 1
  • "Though your qualifications are impressive, the selection process was highly competitive and we have decided to move forward with a candidate whose qualifications better meet our needs at this time. " Received today (02.03), post MLA interview. + 3

University of Hawai`i Manoa (HI) - TT Assistant Professor of French pre-Revolutionary Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: application review begins December 01, 2015

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype 1/15

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled 1/27

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has an offer been made yet? 
  • offer made to candidate who accepted another job 3/14
  • Has anyone accpeted this job? 

University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary French Culture - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Application dossiers should be complete by the priority deadline of November 18th, 2015, in order to ensure consideration by the search committee

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled [posted 12/20]

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has someone received any news about this position? Looks like someone posted info about MLA interviews being scheduled, but then someone else removed this information... (12/18)
  • Any news? It seems quite late without anyone mentioning preliminary anything. (posted 12/16).
  • Letters requested 11/17 (+3)
  • Did they contact you or your recommenders or was it a general message for all applicants? contacted the recommenders 
  • I think the "Letters Requested" heading is a false alarm and that the letters were requested automatically by the application system. I received an email titled "References Requested" 4 hours after I submitted my online application. 
  • Does anyone know what is going on? Any campus interviews? Offers? 4/24

University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA) - TT Assistant Professor (Italian & French) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by December 1, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

  • [MLA INTERVIEW posted in header on 1/3/16]

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

  • [any word on this?  2/8]

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in African Francophone Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 11-30-2015 and continue until the position is filled

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES: 

  • Q: Is this search still on? Disappeared from the MLA JIL website and includes unclear language in posting about the position possibly closing if a "sufficient number of applications" is received. Was still able to apply on the UMass website, though...
  • Did anybody get an interview? YES

University of Miami (FL) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of French (Modern - 1750-present) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by December 7, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview [posted 12/11] +1 Via phone or email? Via email.

Rejection post-MLA: 12/28 (post-Skype)+1

Campus visit: Started mid-Jan.

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Interfolio and MLA ad both say "Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by Decenber 7, 2015" but the position listing on their HR website states November 20, 2015. Submitting app anyway and crossing fingers.
  • Any news on this?

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (MN) - Director of French Language Instruction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Completed applications submitted by Dec. 1st, 2015 will receive priority consideration.

Request for more materials: 12/4

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year, beginning fall semester 2016. This is a potentially multi-year renewable position based on performance.
  • Any updates as of 3/3??
  • Offer accepted (3/4)

University of Nebraska (NE) - TT Assistant Professor of French: Francophone Literature and Culture - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED Edit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is found

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Invite to Skype interview 3/18

Rejection post-MLA: 

  • Rejection E-mail post Skype interview (4/4) Indicated finalists had been chosen for campus interviews

Campus visit:

Offer made: Offer made (4/25) and accepted 

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of New Hampshire (NH) - TT Assistant Professor in French Studies (Early Modern) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 15 December 2015. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype in mid-January.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (Skype):

Rejection post-Skype:

Campus visit: campus visit scheduled (1/27)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any word here? Has this search been canceled?
  • Skype interview stage (1/25)
  • Congrats!

University of New Mexico (NM) - Associate or Full Professor of Global French StudiesEdit

Deadline: December 01, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 12/14 + 2

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Rochester (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of French (17-18th c.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: December 01, 2015. However, Interfolio and the university's website says the deadline was Nov. 2, 2015?!

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (MLA):  Email received 10/12/2015 + 1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Email received 01/19/2016

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Preliminary interviews at the MLA meeting in Austin.
  • Are you saying they have aready apprised you about the interview?
  • Did they contact Interfolio right away for letters to be uploaded?
  • Not in my case, no.
  • Anyone heard anything? 
  • Has an offer been made? 

University of South Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Culture (Film and New Media, Migratory Cultures) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: review of applications will begin on Nov. 21, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:3/8

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visits: taking place late January (1/30)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Southern Indiana (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in French (Generalist with interest in Second Language Methodology and teaching) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 24th

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype, 3/28 +1; Skype, 5/31

Campus visits: 4/13

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Was there no offer made after the campus interviews or was it declined? The position just appeared again in the Chronicle of Higher Education...
  • Received this 5/13: "It was a pleasure to meet with you and learn about your experience. However, the position has been cancelled at this time." (I only had a Skype interview. I don't know what happened with on campus interviews.) The new job description is a little different. Perhaps they'll get what they're looking for this time around.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (TN) - Assistant Professor of French (post-1800) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: October 21, 2015

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (Skype): Skype Interview Stage (11/12)

Rejection post-Skype:

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled

Offer made: ?

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news on this position?
  • campus visits concluded

University of Virginia (VA) - Assistant/Associate Professor of French (Francophone Cultures of the Global South) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: The deadline for submission is midnight (EST) on December 4, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any inside candidates? It doesn't look like anyone they have would be up to snuff.
  • No inside candidate. The person who had the last iteration of this job was denied tenure.
  • Does anyone have any news about this position?
  • They are scheduling skype interviews as of this week.  No MLA interviews, it seems--Skype scheduled for mid-January.
  • Has there been any news on this?
  • Does anyone know if there is any news on this? Have they hired?

Utah Valley University (UT) - Assistant Professor - French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Job Close Date: 11/15/2015 

Request for more materials:

Rejection:  received via email 12/31/15--was not interviewed by skype

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

Rejection post-MLA: 12/31+1

Campus visit:

Offer made: Was informed that campus visits were completed in early-mid February and that offer has been made and accepted.

NOTES & QUERIES:

Vassar College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Applications received by Nov. 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Request for more materials: writing sample and pedagogy materials [posted 11/27] x 3

Rejection: 3/7 (email)

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled (01/06)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • - The posting is very specific so there is a possible inside candidate. One of their visiting professor seems to have exactly what they are looking for. 
  • Their VAP is not a medievalist and has none of what they are looking for....AFAIK she's the only one there. It fits my research profile eerily well, though, so perhaps there is a research doppelganger out there...

Villanova University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of French and Francophone StudiesEdit

Deadline: Application deadline is October 1, 2015. Apply at: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/8462

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 1/4, email states they selected a candidate

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Q: Inside candidate? This one looks like it does.

Wabash College (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of French - Generalist - SUSPENDEDEdit

Deadline: Nov. 2(review begins)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:  recevied rejection 1/22--was NOT interviewed +1

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone call received about interviews 12/04 x2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Anything here?
  • -> I  have not.... but I also don't think I did well during the interview....
  • Do you think they've gotten their shortlist?
  • They said they were planning to contact candidates within a week after the MLA, so maybe they have but no one is posting ? I don't know though. 
  • So this has changed to "Campus" stage but no one has mentioned a visit? Is there any news here?
  • Email saying search was suspended March 4th (+1)
  • Could someone post the email stating that the search was suspended? Thanks.
  • "Thank you for your interest in Wabash College and our tenure-track position in French. I am writing to let you know that we have suspended our search for the upcoming academic year. Should the position be advertised again in the future, I encourage you to consider applying. We enjoyed speaking with you in the screening interview and would gladly have you as a candidate in a future iteration of the search. Again, please accept the search committee's appreciation of your interest."

Anyone know why the search was suspended?

  • I was a Finalist for this position. From what I can glean, after conducting three on campus visits, the search committee decided to offer the position to nobody.

Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Nov. 1

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (12/2/15)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled [12/16]

Offer made: Offer accepted

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • email on Nov. 25 about projected timeline. I wish more committees were as thoughtful and kept candidates informed about what to expect and when! Good job, Wake Forest. 

Weber State University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor of French - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin Nov. 2, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA: rejection after Skype interview/"position filled" email: 2/22

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor of French (16th-17th c.) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: For full consideration, all materials must be received by October 9, 2015 midnight December 2, 2015 [EXTENDED]. Campus visits will take place in November.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

  • Rejection email sent 12/15--application was submitted for the 12/2 deadline--they must be examining the latest round of applicants now.
  • Got this today (11/06): "We have now finished our initial evaluations of the dossiers submitted to us and I am sorry to report that we have decided not to pursue your candidacy for the position." 
  • did you have a skype interview?
  • no interview :( 

Preliminary interview: Skype, October 13

Rejection post-Skype:November 19

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Inside candidate? The current VAP at Wesleyan has quite an impressive CV. *sigh* 
  • You never know. He might be applying for other jobs too. 
  • Def inside candidate. The current VAP's profile fits the job description exactly!
  • Yes.
  • Definitely. His research interests were removed from the site, but the job description was written for him. (Early Modern French and European Literature, Thought, and Culture; Performance and Theater Studies in a Transhistorical Perspective; Queer and Gender Studies; Visual Studies; Critical Theory; Mobility Studies and Cross-Cultural Interactions)
  • Deadline just pushed back to december 2nd? That's weird, especially with an inside candidate.
  • It would be irresponsible not to speculate!
  • So here are some speculations - offered as such, without a shred of evidence: an administrator politely asked that this search conform to norms in the field in terms of dealines and interviewing schedule; a candidate who was particularly desired indicated a preference for other positions; or the applications received were too weak to provide two plausible candidates for on-campus interviews.  Of course, there is a better-than-even cahnce that none of these are correct, but the re-posting does seem to imply an unexpected contretemps.  I would further speculate that for those who have applied, but have not heard back, your race has been run; but for those who were waiting on the sidelines, now would be the moment to throw your hat in the ring.
  • Will there be another round of Skype interviews?
  • I think this is a fake search. Look how active Wesleyan is compared to all the other top universities/liberal arts colleges listed here. The other places are waiting, and rightly so, until term is over, when professors will have more time to consider applications. Wesleyan's activity is odd. And they do likely have an inside candidate. Who will likely apply to the post at Amherst (because who wouldn't). It's possible W has pushed back their deadline because they have to wait and see if their internal is going to leave them for pastures new...
  • They won't know if their internal candidate (or anyone else) will take another offer until other schools start making offers around Feb./March. No department in their right mind would delay an entire search waiting for their preferred candidate to get other offers. If anything, departments who know they may be competing with other schools for top TT candidates (internal or otherwise) are going to do everything in their power to make the offer first. The whole early deadlines, early interviews plan may well have been intended to make an offer long before Amherst to make sure they get who they want. One of the ideas behind having interviews at MLA and announcing jobs all at once on the print MLA list back in the day was to regulate the hiring season to stop schools from sniping candidates by holding their searches so much earlier than everyone else that their top candidate would be left with no choice but to take their offer. Now with the prevalence of Skype interviews and ways to advertise jobs early, some places are going back to this strategy. What probably happened here is that between the early deadline, the relatively narrow field description and rumors of a strong internal candidate, they just didn't get enough applications the first time around to please HR and/or enough strong ones that match the description to produce a slate of viable, hireable back-up candidates to invite to campus.
  • Has anyone heard what's happened with this search?

Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Francophone Literature and Culture (focus on Maghreb/Beur/ Immigration Studies) - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin Friday, November 13, 2015

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • When are interviews scheduled for?
  • Skype interviews happened last week. [posted on 12/18]

2015-2016 French and Francophone Studies Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments Edit

Austin College (TX) - Visiting Asst. Professor of French (3 yr. contract)Edit

Deadline: Submit materials online at the link above by March 1, 2016, or you may mail your materials to Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Ave, Suite 6D, Sherman, Texas 75090-4400. Review of applications will begin immediately and initial interviews will be scheduled in early March.

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?

Boise State University (ID) - Lecturer of FrenchEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Boston University (MA) - Lecturer of French - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: Please submit via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6551 ... The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

NOTES & QUERIES:

Brigham Young University (UT) - Associate/Assistant Professor or Visiting Professor of French - MLA INTERVIEW HELDEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Centre College (KY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline: To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/34090 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness, three confidential letters of recommendation, and transcripts. The review of applications will begin March 23.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Colby College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: review begins March 18

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype, 3/31

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news?
  • No news on my end after the skype.. anybody hear about a campus visit?
  • Campus visit are currently taking place

College of Idaho (ID) - Visiting Assistant Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 

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

Rejection post-MLA: 5/26

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • See above for discussion of apparently failed TT search this year (4/30)

Cornell University (NY) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in French Language - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: The deadline for applications is December 1, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news? I could tell someone viewed my teaching video about a month ago.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Visiting Lecturer in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Submit all materials electronically to Interfolio by May 25th

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Davidson College - 2 yr VAP French and Francophone - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications must be received by November 23, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled 12/25

Rejection post-MLA: 2/9 (post-Skype interview)

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news after the interview?
  • Not on my side. But I'm not too hopeful at that point.
  • Same here. The questions were far from francophonie job description, did you notice the same thing or was it just me who got this kind of questions?
  • Got an email from the dept. chair apologizing for the lack of contact, blaming weather and bureaucratic slowness, and asking if they should keep my application open.
  • Did you have an interview with them? --Yes, that email was about eight days after a Skype interview.
  • ^Are you serious? What a bunch of loons. How embarrasing to even word an e-mail like that. People are just nuts. 

Drew University (NJ) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Fully qualified applicants should electronically submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) current CV and (3) three reference letters by February 1, 2016 to Prof. Pieretti, Chair, French Search Committee, via email to HR1215-5@drew.edu .

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: Yes. Rejection email received 04/05 saying an offer had been made and accepted. 

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Nothing?

Eastern Illinois University - Full-Time Instructor of French (Annual Contract) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: 22 Feb. 2016

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Anything?

Florida State University (FL) - Winthrop-King Postdoctoral Fellowship in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Application review will begin March 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications are accepted. http://apply.interfolio.com/33706

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - VAP of French - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Interested candidates should apply at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/33447. For full consideration applications should be received by February 10, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone):Skype 2/29 + 3/04

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled on 3/16

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has anyone heard anything back after their Skype interview?
  • They told me they'd know next week or thereabouts

Georgetown University (DC) - Assistant Teaching Professor of French (3 yr. term - renewable) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: November 20, 2015.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA (12/13) +2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: e-mail (1/15)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Grinnell College (IA) - One-Year Leave Replacement Position in French (Start 2016) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 26, 2016. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: May 4 (email notification that a hire has been made)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (3/22) +1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Indiana University (IN) - Visiting Lecturer of French - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: March 21

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (4/15) +1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: (4/19)

NOTES & QUERIES:

Luther College (IA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Lycoming College (PA) - Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of French - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: open until filled (posted in 10/30/15 MLA JIL)

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): PHONE INTERVIEWS DONE

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULED

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Michigan Tech (MI) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype Interview (6/3) + 1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

New York University - VAP (2 yr. appt.) - Early Modern French Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 12, 2015 and remain open until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): skype, dec 9. +2 ; MLA +1

Rejection post-MLA: 1

Campus visit: Apparently no campus visits were scheduled. 

Offer made: ACCEPTED

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Did anyone else have problems with their online application? Mine said my account didn't exist.  

Oakland University (MI) - VAP - Twentieth / Twenty-First Century / Francophone - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: First consideration will be given to those who complete their applications by April 25, 2016. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype (4/27)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Lecturer in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/813109 Review of applications will begin immediately 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:

Princeton University (NJ) - Lecturer of FrenchEdit

Deadline: Review of applications starts April 4, 2016 and continues until positions are filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

St. Norbert College (WI) - Visiting Instructor in French and SpanishEdit

Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on February 15th, 2016 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:

Texas Tech University (TX) - Visiting Asst Professor of French - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Arizona (AZ) - Lecturer of FrenchEdit

Deadline: March 31

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (AR) - Instructor of French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Please apply at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/12676. Completed applications received by April 16, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype, 5/3

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Central Oklahoma (OK) - Visiting Asst Professor of French--OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications EXTENDED (5/27).  Currently no deadline. 

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, phone):Skype, 4/19, 6/1

Rejection post-preliminary interview

Campus visit:

Offer made: 6/6

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Updates?
  • Currently reviewing additional applications. (5/27)

University of Chicago (IL) - Lecturer in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Application deadline is March 4, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Colorado, Boulder (CO) - Instructor or Senior Instructor of French - Director of French Language Program (3 yr. Appt. - Renewable)Edit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2015 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:

  • Any news on this?

University of Connecticut (CT) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: Offer made and rejected: 4/20

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Louisville (KY) - Term Instructor of French (1 yr. renewable) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Applications completed by November 16th, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 2/16

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (12/2/15) +2

  • when were you notified?

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: yes

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Memphis (TN) - Instructor of French (One-year renewable; Francophone Studies)Edit

Deadline: May 17, 2016 (apply online at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/12773 )

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Michigan (MI) - Lecturer I: French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: The application deadline is June 10th, 2016. The department expects to make offers on or around June 30th, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype (6/14)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN) - Assistant Professor (Three Semesters - Jan. 16 to May 17; 19th century French and Francophone Literature) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Completed applications submitted by October 30th, 2015 will receive priority consideration. Deadline extended in 10/9/15 MLA JIL: "Completed applications submitted by November 15th, 2015 will receive priority consideration."

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made: OFFER MADE 12/3

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary French and Francophone Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: April 25, 2016 (apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/95733 )

Request for more materials: 

Rejection: 5/12

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Assistant Special Professional Faculty (Lecturer) in French (2 positions)Edit

Deadline: Closes: Jan 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Request for more materials:

Rejection: (3/30) says search is concluded

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news?

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Romance Languages - Lecturer in FrenchEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials: 

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of South Florida (FL) - Instructor of French - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Application Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled (3/15)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Utah State University (UT) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow (French) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Review of applicants begins March 5, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. Apply on line at https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1151.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news post-interview?
  • An offer was made Monday.  Alternate pick was also contacted via phone.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Lecturer in FrenchEdit

Deadline:We will accept applications until the position is filled, but will give priority to those received by 30 April 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in FrenchEdit

Deadline: We will accept applications until the position is filled, but will give priority to those received by 30 April 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Whittier College (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French (Pre-Modern French Lit.) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Position is open until filled, with full consideration given to applications received by April 14.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype (4/20)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Willamette University (OR) - Visiting Assistant Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline: Application Deadline: May 15, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Word on the StreetEdit

  • Missouri Western State University - phone interviews scheduled (3/3)
  • Why Saint Mary's College of Maryland is not listed here? I know they have a VP with an exact matching profile, is it a fake search? It looks like it!!!!
  • Now listed above, under Full-Time / TT positions. [12/11]
  • For Armstrong U, did they schedule the interviews via skype or it is just a clarification and if so how do you know? Also, the U of MA Amherst, did they sent e-mails requesting letters to candidates or to recommenders? Thank you.
  • Answer re Armstrong: They telephoned to set up a Skype interview the first full week of December.

Email from careers services saying they started reviewing application and are requesting letters. Link takes to the application form where you click "send" to the references previously entered during application process. 

  • I haven't heard from any institution I applied to (French and Arabic), and the vaste majority states that the application review will start on November 2nd, does it takes that long? I remember in my first year in the job market, I got my first response from Saint Olaf late October, was it an exception, or should I lose hope at this point (this is my third year in the job market and I am really worried :()
  • Depending on when you started applying, it may be a bit early.
  • 20 jobs on the MLA JIL? Just 20??!??!???
  • It's still early, too early for despair! 
  • They will post more jobs in the months November - January, but it still looks grimm. Come on, French departments, you can do better!
  • Is it just me, or are there not that many job postings this year? Is it still early?
  • With all due respect to the previous poster, I do not believe it is paranoia afflicting job hunters. I have gone through interviews for "fake searches" only to be rejected and exhausted after the process and to discover that the department had, indeed, hired the inside candidate. In fact, this has happened every time I've been invited to a campus interview for a job with an inside candidate. So I think rather than labeling people as "paranoid" we should try to support each other and call a spade a spade.  Perhaps they are not "fake" searches but rather searches with an indiscriminately low probability for success. +3
  • I am sorry you had such a bad experience. I want to have more faith in academia since I am about to spend the rest of my life working in it.  There are fake searches, but they are not the vast majority, and my point was more than it is a waste of time to try to figure out if the inside candidate is a favorite or not (even is (s)he is, maybe (s)he will get a better offer elsewhere). And just like the article posted above (vitae) says, there might be another candidate from another campus who is a favorite as well, which would be hard to know. Therefore pretty much any job you will apply for might be one with a "low probability of success" like you said. You talk about supporting each other, well, that inside candidate is also on the job market so if they have already proven their worth, then good for them for getting the job (One of my friends was, and truly she is an awesome teacher and scholar, but for the record it was strongly is its favor from the start but never a 100% sure thing. She still had to work hard for the interview and the campus visit). I think the article from vitea makes some good points at the end as well, taking these are practice for example. I undertand how frustrating it can be if you have been through that multiple times though. For those of us back on the job market, we all had to deal with frustration and disappointment. Good luck to everyone new :)
  • Not many jobs. It also seems that only a few of the schools will go to the MLA -lots of Skype Interviews this year...
  • Dear French and Francophone friends, I hope that those of you who were in Paris yesterday are ok  It's a sad day for everyone, much gloomier than the day we find out that we didn't get the job we wanted. 
  • University of ST Mary's College of Maryland: I know it is not listed in here, but any news at all. I am just curious if it is a fake search as they have a VP who's profil fits the exact description?
  • Now listed above, under Full-Time / TT Positions [12/11]
  • Does anyone else find it rude that once initial interviews take place (Skype, phone, etc.), and once follow-up interviews are then scheduled (campus visits, MLA), many search committees choose to NOT reach out to all (other) candidates interviewed to [at least] say "thank you for your time." Yes, we are all busy. But taking days and days, and then weeks and weeks, to (perhaps never) follow back up, is just poor manners. Be professional. Be polite. Be considerate. Finding out that you were not chosen for 'round 2' via the wiki is TACKY. +100 !
  • Hey, I'm still waiting to be rejected from a job to which I applied two years ago, for which I had an MLA interview, and where I knew the chair of the committee. Yay for manners in the humanities!
  • Hey I'm still waiting to be rejected from a job to which I applied 5 years ago, for which I had an on-campus visit!
  • It is not always about being rude. I was once on a search committee where we did Skype and on campus interviews, and then our on campus candidates turned us down, so we had to go back and do more Skype interviews. If we had told everyone else, either after the Skype or on campus interviews, that they were out of the running, we would have had no one else to interview. I agree that they should let you know eventually, though!
  • I'm as anxious for updates as anyone else, but can we reduce the frequency of the "Anyone? Bueller?" variety? They don't provide new information and when I see that the wiki's been updated that's what I assume I'll see.


  • Has anyone else tried the application for Truman State University?  It didn't work for me in either Firefox or Google Chrome (on January 22).  Anyone know anything about this?
  • Safari worked for me.
  • Thanks everyone for letting us know about the interviews and campus visits... It definitely helps to know when we shouldn't keep waiting any email or phone call.
  • Has anyone heard anything about Dickinson College's search for a TT generalist?  I saw the posting on Inside Higher Ed, and on Dickinson's HR page but it seems like they kept it quiet.  Any news or ideas what's going on with it? 
  • Does anyone have any information on the searches at Winthrop University and the University of Tampa?
  • I haven't heard anything from Tampa (April 2).
  • My friend had an interview with Winthrop about two weeks ago. I think they're now at the campus visit stage. Good luck!

Has anyone heard from College of William & Mary (VAP)?

  • offer accepted, secondhand 


  • Fill in the blank: This year is __even crazier__ compared to last year/previous years.

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