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Welcome to the French and Francophone Studies 2016-2017 Wiki!

Interfolio tip: fee / renewal fee is waived for MLA members: http://www.mla.org/jil_interfolio

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What's your Status? Edit

Position Edit

Tenured faculty:1

Currently in TT job: 2

PhD in hand, currently in non-TT job: 8 (VAP) ; 5 (Lecturer) 1; (Adjunct) ; Instructor:

PhD in hand, currently unemployed:

Postdoc: 6

ABD, but looking to defend this year: 8

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

Other: 1 (Teaching high school)

Field Edit

Francophone: 4

Medieval: 3

Renaissance: 5

17th: 2

18th: 3

19th: 3

20th/21st: 10

SLA/Pedagogy (language and culture): 3

Linguistics and sociolinguistics: 1

Other? (Define):

Language Background Edit

Native speaker: 6

Non-native speaker: 19

Heritage speaker:

2016-2017 French and Francophone Studies - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Jobs Edit

Amherst College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Early Modern French Literature and Culture - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2016, and continue until position is filled. Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35913 an application letter (addressed to “Professor Rosalina de la Carrera, Chair, Department of French”), a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:via Interfolio; position has been filled (2/24)

Campus visit: invitation by email, 1/19

Post Campus visit rejection email: 2/22

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Contemporary Francophone Literature and CultureEdit

Deadline: Initial deadline is November 18, 2016; if not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/ASU/SILC/8146

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Augustana College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor of French - Modern or Francophone - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held at the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/38755

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled (1/17)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Bentley University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Contemporary Issues / French Cinema - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: For best consideration, all materials should be received by October 20, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled 11/16

Rejection post-MLA: 01/10 +1

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Boston College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of French - 19th c. Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Deadline for applications is October 30, 2016. Interviews will be held at the MLA Convention, January 6-7, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/36998

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • has anyone heard anything post-MLA? I am assuming that if we haven't been contacted as of 1/20 it's over, right?
  • I heard someone has a campus visit here.
  • Any news since campus visit?

Brigham Young University (UT) - Associate/Assistant Professor or Visiting Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Carroll College (MT) - TT Asst. Professor of French (Generalist) — CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae by December 15, 2016.

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): skype interview request 1/20

Campus visit: 12/13 campus visits have been scheduled

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Committee reported during the interview that they hoped to invite campus interviews at the end of March.

College of Charleston (SC) - Full or Associate Professor - French and West African Francophone Studies and Director of African-American StudiesEdit

Deadline: Applications received by January 1, 2016 will be given fullest consideration. To view the posting on Interfolio, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/33097

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

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

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 2/10

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): received request for interview 11/14; x2 (11/16)

Campus visit: invitation made 12/10

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • For those of you interested in applying to this position, I encourage you to check out last year's Wiki page . There was a lot of "activity" with this job last year, and I think one would be wise to investigate thoroughly before getting too invested in this opportunity. Do your homework, as always.
  • FYICandidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho.

College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern and/or Contemporary French Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: For full consideration, all application materials, including three letters of reference must be submitted by the review date, November 4, 2016. Apply at: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/25870

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview requested Dec. 5 (x3)

Campus visit: request made 12/12 (via email)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES

Any news since campus visit?

Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of French (pref. 16th c., 19-21st c. and/or Film) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: The review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, please go to: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63429

Rejection: 12/20, 12/21 (post-Skype), 12/22+1

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): 12/7 (Skype) x3

  • subfield?
  • Renaissance
  • 20th

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • (1/21) Heard through the grapevine that someone has a campus visit here

Davidson College (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications and supporting materials must be received at http://employment.davidson.edu by November 1, 2016.

Request for more materials: 11/23 Letters requested

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview requested Dec. 10

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Fordham University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of 20th/21st-Century Francophone Humanitarian Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/37855

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Campus visit: Heard someone had a campus visit

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • - any news?

Gettysburg College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of French in Contemporary Film and Media Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: To be assured of full consideration, all materials should be received by Monday, November 7, 2016. Apply: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1845

Request for more materials:

  • Contacted for a missing letter of recommendation (11/28)

Rejection: 2/8

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (12/6) X3

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Invitation for a campus visit received on 1/16 X2

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • -TT search for this position was cancelled last year
  • anybody knows why?
  • From what I've heard, I don't think the search was in fact cancelled (at least not early on), but no hire was made in the end.

Grove City College (PA) - Open Rank - French GeneralistEdit

Deadline: Applications received by January 2, 2017 will be given preference.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Transnational France, pref. focus on Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Diaspora - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/37444. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview (12/01)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled 1/16

Offer made: and accepted

NOTES & QUERIES:

High Point University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Please submit application materials on-line at https://highpoint.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=672. Priority will be given to applications sent in before December 10, 2016.

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled via email (1/27) +1

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - French - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 21, 2016.

Rejection: 12/14 [position has been offered to one of the other candidates] +2

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

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Jacksonville University (FL) - TT Asst. Professor of French - Generalist - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: December 1, 2016: interviews will be conducted at the MLA in Philadelphia in January 2017. Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/38744

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Kalamazoo College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor of French - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Completed applications received by October 14, 2016 will receive full consideration. Apply at: https://www.kzoo.edu/search/index.php?dept=french

Rejection: 2/23 — indicated that the position has been filled

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype Interview scheduled via email and call (Nov 13th)

Rejection post-MLA/skype: 02/22 saying that the position was filled

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • (2/1) heard through the grapevine that someone has a campus visit

New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor in Comparative Literature and French (pref. 20/21 c.) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Apply at NYU Department of Comparative website: http://complit.as.nyu.edu or on the NYU Department of French website: http://french.as.nyu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 11, 2016 and remain open until the position is filled.

Rejection:

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

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any further updates? 
  • Campus visits have been scheduled

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Early Modern French and Francophone Literature and Culture (spec. 17th and/or 18th c.) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: A complete dossier including a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation chapter) and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) should be submitted via http://www.frenchanditalian.northwestern.edu/ by November 15, 2016.

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

[https://apply.interfolio.com/39753 Norwich University (VT) - TT Asst. Professor of French - Generalist = PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

Deadline:Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and Norwich University application: https://norwich.interviewexchange.com. In addition, please send three recent letters of reference to nuhr@norwich.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): phone interview scheduled for 3/02

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Oakland University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor of French (20th or 21st Century French/Francophone) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: November 15, 2016.

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled (12.7) +4

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 01/17

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any news since campus visit?

Ohio State University at Newark (OH) - Asst. Professor of French - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 5, 2016. Link: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/72472

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): 12/30 Skype (contacted by email) +1

Campus visit: 1/23 (email)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • It seems like they are only accepting mailed applications? Does anyone know otherwise?
  • I think this is the only option. Maybe it's university policy or something?

Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern / Contemporary French / Francophone Lit. / Film - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Please submit your application including letter of application and CV online at https://employment.plu.edu by November 1, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: 12/14 +3

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview requested Dec. 21 +2

Rejection post-Skype: 1/24

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Penn State University (PA) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - 20th-21st-c. French Literature and Visual Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications received by November 11, 2016, will be considered for MLA interviews. Apply at: https://psu.jobs/job/66314

Request for more materials: 11/16

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Campus visits scheduled [posted ~ 2/4]

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has anyone figured out how to enter contact info for references? Their website is a bit odd...

Randolph-Macon College (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline: November 20, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • The college's website is exceptionally coy about professorial rank/status, but it sure looks like there's a dix-huitièmeiste already on the faculty...
  • Not sure this is the case actually....
  • The "curriculum" page lists all of the French faculty with their ranks, and one of them is indeed a visiting assistant professor who at the very least has presented on 18th-c. reception of 17th-c. literature.
  • Still, there is no rank/status regarding that person and their website might not be up to date.
  • The instructions state to send all the materials (cover letter, CV, letters of recommendation, etc.) as ONE attachment to the department administrator. Is there a way to do this via interfolio? Obviously, I don't have access to my anonymous letters of recommendation and can't include them in the attachment. Thanks to anyone who can interpret this for me!
  • If your reccomenders have uploaded their letters to interfolio, you will just click on the elements you want to include (CL, CV, & Rec letters) and Interfolio will transmit them all as one document. If you try to open the document, you will see your letter & CV, and the rec letter pages will be blank, but the school will see them.

Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - French (pref. ability to teach Arabic) - CANCELLEDEdit

Deadline: Closes: Dec 1, 2016. Please apply to the Interfolio online system at: http://apply.interfolio.com/36683

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any reasons stated for cancellation? [12/5]

Soka University of America (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of FrenchEdit

Deadline: To apply, please submit your application through Interfolio by November 21, 2016. To apply directly through interfolio, click on this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/37814

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Stonehill College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of French (Early Modern or Francophone) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Submit required materials via the Stonehill Jobs URL link: https://jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/12757 The application deadline is November 4, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email 12/14 +8

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview invitation by e-mail, 12/16

Rejection post-MLA: via letter, 2/2

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • When were the interviews conducted? Or is this the typical rejection email with no interview to start with?

Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of French - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Deadline: Submit required materials at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20161010134113&.

Deadline Dec 1, 2016. 

Request for more materials: 12/13 +1

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of French - Second-language Acquisition, and Linguistics - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php , Job ID 8767BR. Review of applications will begin immediately and screening will continue until the position is filled. [posted in MLA JIL 09/09/16]

Rejection:

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEW posted in header ~ 12/10]

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of French - Medieval or 16th, 17th, or 18th c. French Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php , job ID 8731BR. Applications must be received by Friday, November 4, 2016 to ensure full consideration.

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype, scheduled by email 11/30

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES:

University College Dublin (IRL) - TT Assistant Professor in French: Medieval or Early Modern StudiesEdit

Deadline: Closing date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: rejection by e-mail, December 7th +3

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES:

University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies (spec. SubSaharan Africa)Edit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Online App. Form: https://uacareers.com/postings/13903

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) - Assistant Professor of French/Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, (TE) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2016. Online App. Form: http://uacareers.com/postings/13740

Rejection:

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

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Could the person who changed the status say when calls/emails were made for campus interviews? Thank you in advance for the additional information.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Instructor of French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications are to be submitted by November 1, 2016 through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 24624.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): SKYPE INTERVIEWS [posted 2/12]

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - French and/or German Media Studies - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, all application materials, including letters of reference, should be uploaded by October 31, 2016. Apply at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00841

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview scheduled, 12/16 (MLA or Post-MLA Skype?)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Cambridge (UK) - University Lectureship in Nineteenth-Century French StudiesEdit

Applications are to arrive no later than 12:00 midnight on Sunday 12 March 2017.

Rejection:

Preliminary interview:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Central Oklahoma (OK) - TT Asst. Professor - French (Francophone studies preferred but will consider other areas) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Online App. Form: http://jobs.uco.edu/postings/15276

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA interview request (12/02) x2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Houston (TX) - Instructional Assistant Professor in French (Non-TT - Renewable)Edit

Deadline: Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/32347. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. [posted 9/14/16]

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Teaching Assistant Professor in French (Non-TT - Renewable) - OFFER MADEEdit

Deadline: Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.illinois.edu . Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 8, 2016. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. [posted 11/9/16]

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview requested by email on 1/5 for 1/13.

Campus visit: Campus visit scheduled 12/20

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Rejection email says that they made an offer to somebody

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: All materials should be sent to http://apply.interfolio.com/37379. The deadline for submission is November 10th, 2016.

Rejection: by email (email says there were over 200 applicants), 12/15 +1

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): received request for skype interview on 12/6 +1; request for MLA interview (email) 12/14

Rejection post-Skype: 12/14 (20th c)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • "Given the current configuration of our faculty in French and Francophone studies, we would especially welcome applicants in the following areas: seventeenth-century studies, transatlantic studies, global migration/immigration, and/or Asian/Pacific studies."
  • wondering which of the areas shortlisted folk specialise in? cheers thx: Seventeenth century, 20th century

Université de Montréal (QC, Canada) - TT Assistant Professor of French (spec. ancien régime before 1700)Edit

Deadline: November 15, 2016

Request for more materials:

Rejection:via emall

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - French / Francophone Lit. (19th - 21st C.) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of candidates' materials will begin on November 21, 2016, ... Materials should be addressed to Dr. Margaret Harp, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any word on this position? Heard someone has MLA interview with them (before christmas at least) [posted 12/27]

University of North Alabama (AL) - TT Asst. Professor of French (Generalist) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately, with interviews to be held at the MLA Convention, and continuing until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/4221

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Phone interview schedule by phone 11/28

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of French (French Linguistics) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Closing date of applications is November 18, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 2/9--was 3rd of 3 candidates

Offer made: 2/25

Congrats and thank you very much for posting!

Congratulations! Have fun!

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Does anyone have any further information about this job? Thank you warmly! (2/5)
  • Any news on offers? (2/21)

University of North Georgia (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of French (Special consideration for Francophone Africa/Post-colonial theory)Edit

Deadline: Not provided

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Always confused about the: "Authorization to work in the United States" - that means they do not sponsor non-citizen / non-permanent resident, correct?

University of North Texas (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of French - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted through our Career Site (https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp) by October 31, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: "We have decided to pursue other candidates and hope that you will consider future employment opportunities with us. We appreciate your interest in the University of North Texas, and wish you great success in the further development of your career. Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs" (12.8)

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (11/9)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: invitation received [posted 12/12]

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies (Modernist) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: November 1, 2016. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/36878.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: rejection email 12/21

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled 12/5 +1

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Contemporary Mediterranean Studies in French and Italian - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Nov. 15 2016. Apply at: AcademicJobsOnline

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: scheduled 12/21

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Puget Sound (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of French Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than December 7, 2016 to ensure consideration. 

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA scheduled 12.20

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled for early February

Offer made:

  • Offer Accepted: 2/21/17

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN) - TT Assistant Professor of French Applied Linguistics - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/37569

Request for more materials:

Rejection: Rejection email on 12/13.

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEW posted in header ~ 11/25]

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Visit scheduled 12/09

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Vanderbilt University (TN) - Open Rank, 19th Century French Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/37785

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled 1/20

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Any word on this position?

Wabash College (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of French (Generalist) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of materials will begin October 31.

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): MLA scheduled by phone, 12/9 x2

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: campus visit requested 1/12

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Wake Forest University (NC) - Assistant Teaching Professor in French (Non-TT)Edit

Deadline: March 1

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literature, Antiquity-1900 (fields incl. French Literature)Edit

Deadline: November 1, 2016. Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/37485

Request for more materials:

Rejection: rejection email 12/22

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Also posted at Comparative 2017
  • I am surprised that no one has been contacted yet regarding this position, or maybe the people who were are not on the wiki, but there is nothing here and nothing on the Comp. lit. page. The MLA is just around the corner...

Yonsei University, Korea - TT Assistant Professor of pre-1800 European LiteratureEdit

Deadline: Interested applicants should submit a short letter of application, dissertation abstract, and C.V. at http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr/professorship/application.asp before October 31, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: via email

Preliminary interview (Skype): 

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Allegheny College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: January 9, 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype beginning January 30, 2017.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (Skype): contacted by phone, 1/20

Rejection post-MLA: any update? any update? [Well, they said their timeline was that they'd wait until around Feb 20th to invite candidates to campus (2 of them) since they wanted those of us who may have tenure-track offers to get those out of the way, so they haven't decided yet, probably]

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Barnard College (NY) - Lecturer in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and teaching statement with the application to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2463.

Request for more materials:

Rejection: email 1/25 +1

Preliminary interview (Skype): 

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Bradley University (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of French and Arabic or Another Language - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications should be received by November 7.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 2x (1/24)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

College of Wooster (OH) - Visiting Asst. Professor - French and Francophone Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Please upload cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation to the position link on Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/39221). Materials should be received by 15 December 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype (2/01)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: anyone heard back from them?

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Dominican University (IL) - Lecturer, FrenchEdit

Deadline: Review of materials begins February 24, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Initial interviews conducted via Skype.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Emory University (GA) - Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in French Language Instruction - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 19th, 2016. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be considered but preference will be given to applications received by November 1st, 2016. Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/37761

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Indiana University (IN) - Visiting Assistant Professor-French MedievalistEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Feb. 15, 2017.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Indiana University (IN) - Visiting Lecturer of FrenchEdit

Deadline: March 20, 2017. Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

George Washington University (DC) - Teaching Instructor of French (2 Positions) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 14, 2016

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: Scheduled 1/28

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Hampden-Sydney College (VA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Rhetoric - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications reviewed until 2-1-17 and candidates then contacted for interviews. Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/39829

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone):request for Skype interview 2/13.

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Did anyone else get this message yesterday? "Our search committee has begun to review applications and hopes to schedule interviews with select candidates soon"? It doesn't make much sense if they already scheduled interviews when they sent it out.  [+1]
  • --> I think some universities are trying to keep candidates on the back burner in case things don't work out with their main choices. I had a university I interviewed for tell me that they had not yet selected their candidates for campus visits when all 3 candidates for campus visits had already been contacted! A little honesty would be much appreciated in this very stressful process...

Kenyon College (OH) - Visiting Asst. Professor - French (pre-1800 Lit.) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Skype interviews

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit: 1; +1 request via email (1/17)

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Macalester College (MN) - Visiting Assistant Professor of French (Sub-Saharan Francophone Literatures and Cultures) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning November 15, 2016. Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Macalester/French/7535

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype Interview (Email 12/14/16)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Michigan Technological University (MI) - Lecturer in French (2 yr. - renewable) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: Review of applications begins on November 28, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): skype 1/29

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Southeast Missouri State University (MO) - Instructor – Regular Non-Tenure Track - FrenchEdit

Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2017, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Francophone StudiesEdit

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2017. Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Rutgers University (NJ) - Instructor in FrenchEdit

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled or the search discontinued. Please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/38761 to find a complete job description and to submit dossier.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Truman State University (MO) - Instructor in French Language (1 yr. appt.)Edit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

University of Calgary (CAN) - Instructor of French (2 yr. term)Edit

Deadline: The deadline for applications is December 2, 2016.

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Utah State University (UT) - Lecturer - French Language - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline:

Request for more materials:

Rejection:

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

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Vanderbilt University (TN) - Senior Lecturer, French - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Deadline: November 1, 2016. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/37786

Request for more materials:

Rejection: post-Skype rejection by e-mail +1

Preliminary interview (please specify: Skype, MLA, phone): Skype interview scheduled (contacted by email 11/29)

Rejection post-MLA:

Campus visit:

Offer made:

NOTES & QUERIES:

Word on the StreetEdit

How long it takes to hear back from your interviewers (mla interviews), I had couple interviews but, I still didn't hear anything, does it mean that they picked someone else, or is it too early for them to respond? Thank you for any infos and keep us updated please.

  • I guess, it is too late to hope for a campus visit from MLA interviewers!
  • I don't think it's too late... I'm giving it until the end of the week.... Such a crushing process :(
  • -> I had 3 interviews at the MLA and I am still waiting to hear. I think it's early still. I have a friend who had 1 and that friend hasn't heard anything either.
  • I had 2 as well and haven't heard from them. I am assuming they will contact candidates this coming week though since they want to do campus visits during the last week of January. I am assuming it is roughly the same thing across the board so hopefully we get answers this week... Good luck!
  • Several of my interviewers told me that they would be into touch in 1-2 weeks. Some search committees need to get the department to approve their campus-visit invitees and for others the logistics are complicated by early semester start dates/ trimester schedules. It really just depends on the way things are set up at the institution. In my experience, French searches are also slower than, say, English ones. In the past, the quick responses my friends in English had following the MLA stressed me out quite a bit! For French it is still early!  
  • since the MLA was 2 weeks ago, is it ok to contact your interviewers to know what's up (knowing fairly well that it's probably a no go at this point)?
  • I have a few points I'd like to make for those still waiting on news after MLA. First, as of today (1/22), around half of the jobs that were interviewed for at MLA are not yet in the campus interview round, at least according to the wiki. This very well could be just because no one has updated them here, but I don't think all hope is necessarily lost. Remember that schools don't always send out all of their campus invitations at once. Sometimes committees decide on one person to invite but are still deciding who else to invite. Additionally, either by the decision of the school or the candidates, the first candidates they invite don't always work out. In that case, it could be *months* before you're invited to campus. My view, then, is to be positive and consider yourself in the running until they tell you you're not or until someone else has accepted the position. I do *not* advise contacting committees at this point, unless of course you have another offer that you need to decide on quickly. If anyone disagrees on this point, I hope you will share your views as well. Good luck to you all!
  • Thank you, above poster ! :)

This may be off topic, but is anyone (female) interested in sharing her room during MLA convention, if so, please reply to this post and I will provide the contact email address.

I am just curious, based on the updates, only 4 or 5 institutions started contacting potential candidates and the rest didn't, is it because the admins aren't updated on the jobs status or because the majority of these institutions didn't start the application review yet? It seems starnge and late as MLA convention is only few weeks away. Thank you for keeping us updated!

  • The Admins are not necessarly the ones updating the job status. Anyone reading this page can (should?) share informations if they have some. I'm someone on the job market and when I get contacted I come to update it here. 
  • I think more updates might happen in the next week or two. But we have to remember that not everyone who gets an interview or offer uses this page!
  • (Moved Dec. 2) In reality, the concept of the "MLA" interview is being phased out. Like it or not. The conference is quite expensive, and Skype has essentially ruined the allure of the experience. Very few jobs will be filled "via" the MLA conference and the so-called "coveted" MLA interview. Let me offer a few words of encouragement and tell you that more jobs will likely be posted in January. Keep your eyes open. And do not be afraid to apply for a VAP. More and more universities are going the "VAP" route. It requires less of an up-front commitment by the institution, is (usually) approved more quickly by the administration, and will allow you to cut your teeth. Competition is fierce. Hang in there.

Seems like the field is more or less in free-fall - it's not until well after the impact that one can be sure to have reached rock bottom.  I have been a more or less interested observer for 9 years or so, and this is easily the most anemic job list I have seen in that time.  Rather like constant acknowledgements of the hottest year on record, this appears to be the new normal.  +1

Someone deleted the comments about Ithaca College (most likely) having an inside candidate. Information like this is extremely useful to job seekers and should not be deleted. +1 (if you look up the IP address of the person who deleted the comments, they are located in Ithaca. Coincidence?) 

  •  And here is the original comment about Ithaca College. It has been deleted twice by the thought police. I did not write the comment, but I am reposting it because the lack of transparency about the ins and outs of this job market helps no one: "Don't get your hopes too much on this one guys, it's an inside candidate. I'm not at the college in question, but I know someone who knows the faculty there. Seems one of their assistant prof is actually a visiting assistant prof and it's this person they are finally hiring in a TT."         
  • I imagine it's because schools need a certain number of applicants for the search to go through... Doesn't justify making hopeful candidates pay to send their materials!
  • "Thank you for applying to the position of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - FRENCH in Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College.  We were fortunate to have attracted a competitive pool of applicants for this position and regret to inform you that the position has been offered to one of the other candidates. " - No MLA/Skype interviews, no campus visits... 

Question for page administrator: Some pages have the date that something was posted visible in the Recent Activity section. Would it be possible to have this for our page, too? Feel free to delete this if this isn't possible. Thanks!

  • A: there was a recent recalibration of the RSS / Activity Feeds due to a system glitch. Wikia was able to fix it, but the date function is still not working. I have alerted them to the issue, but they were not able to fix it immediately. So for the time being, dates will not be generally visible in the feeds. If you click the link to specific edits in the feed, you will be able to find the date when the edit was made. If the issue is fixed, hopefully we will be able to return dates to the feeds. Apologies for the inconvenience. --Una74 (talk) 15:24, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

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