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Generalist Jobs 2011Edit

Adrian College (MI)Edit

The Department of English at Adrian College invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in British literature, to begin August 2011. Literature Ph.D. in hand required. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in British Literature from the late-seventeenth century to the present. Additional responsibilities will include a 200-level British Masterpieces class for non-majors, WAC courses, and three sections of First-Year Writing per year. Additional areas of expertise are a plus. Our department values teaching writing as a process, a student-centered approach, and experiential learning. Please visit our web site and familiarize yourself with our institution. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until December 1, 2010. Submission materials should be submitted to englishsearch@adrian.edu.

LINK

Deadline: December 1

Acknowledgment received: by email x1 (12/7)

Request for Additional Materials: From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011: "shortlisted email: 12/16"

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

  • According to Romanticism page, campus visit scheduled 1/18.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Aichi University (Japan)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "The Faculty of International Communication, Aichi University, Toyohashi, Japan, invites applications for...Teacher[s] of English and Cultural Studies [beginning April 1, 2011]....This position is not a permanent teaching position. The contract is for twelve months renewable for four years maximum....Courses to be taught: Cultural Studies; Media Studies; Popular Culture; Multicultural Studies; 1st year Seminar, 2nd year Seminar."'

Deadline: November 20, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Antioch College (OH)Edit

From MLA JIL (Feb. 11):

Antioch College invites applications for a tenure-track position in literature, beginning fall 2011. A Ph.D. in literature or an appropriate interdisciplinary field is required. The successful candidate will have broad familiarity with English and American literature, and the ability to teach an array of introductory literature courses for the general students. Ability to work with other Humanities and Social Sciences faculty to support individualized majors in which literature is a significant component, including those majors within American studies. Ability to work with Media faculty to support student work in creative writing is desirable. Responsibilities of faculty, beyond teaching, include advising students and participation in community governance. As the initial appointment in literature, the successful candidate will need to take a leadership role in development of the Humanities division. The successful candidate’s experience will determine rank and salary. Appreciation for and/or experience with Antioch’s unique educational model that includes liberal arts study, work, and community governance (shared governance) is highly valued. Broad work experience in addition to teaching is a plus. Complete applications include a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submit to nwilburn@antiochcollege.org (preferred) or mail to Antioch College Faculty Recruitment, c/o Nancy Wilburn, South Hall, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Review of candidate materials will begin as the complete applications are received. Antioch College is an EOE employer. Fuller description of the position is available at http://antiochcollege.org/employment/ and information about Antioch is at http://www.insidehighered.com/profiles/antioch_college and http://www.antiochcollege.org

Acknowledgment received: 2/17; received a confirmation of my materials and a EO postcard by mail 3/18. (x3)

Request for Additional Materials: Email stating that I'd made the second round of review and asking if I was still interested. No actual further steps on my part requested, though. (4/20) x6

Any word or update on this? timeframe for search? (6/6)

I was one of the 6 above but withdrew today (6/6) since accepting an offer elsewhere. Check out their facebook page.

Another one of the x6 above, also withdrew without a further update (6/7) - thanks to the poster above for reminding me I should do so!

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Anyone else apply for this job without receiving an acknowledgment?
  • As of 3/7, I haven't gotten an acknowledgment either.
  • I e-mailed to confirm they got my materials, and they e-mailed me back the next day saying they did. No details on the progress of the search, though.
  • I emailed to confirm they got my materials on 3/7 and still haven't heard. It does occur to me that folks who were at Antioch when it folded in 2007 will get first preference on this one, so I'm not holding my breath.
  • I'm not sure if faculty prior to the closing are being given any preference: an article in the Chronicle about that came out during the week of March 21 (I don't remember the specific date) describing this.
  • This is the article, but you can only read the full text with a subscription: Rebirth of Antioch College Brings Difficult Choices to a Storied Campus
  • On the subject of preference given to former Antioch faculty, notice the wording on the MLA job add: "Appreciation for and/or experience with Antioch’s unique educational model that includes liberal arts study, work, and community governance (shared governance) is highly valued."

Appalachian State University (VAP, World Literature)Edit

Link - Chronicle

Appalachian State University's English Department seeks applicants to teach World Literature. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in literature or a related area. Courses include sophomore English World literature from earliest times to 1650 and/or English World literature from 1650 to present. The contract will be for one academic year, beginning in August 2011, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years pending funding. Salary is commensurate with full-time non-tenure track employment. Send letter of application highlighting teaching, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Howard Giskin, Chair World Literature Search, English Department, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2011. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Giskin (giskinha@appstate.edu or 828.262.3098). The candidate offered the position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Deadline: April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Aurora University (2 positions)Edit

Higher Ed Jobs

Aurora University is a private, independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees and committed to educating students for the greater good. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago, and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

We are looking for talented assistant professors to join us in Fall of 2011.

As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities relating to the college experience. An earned doctorate (or appropriate terminal degree as specified within the position) and evidence of successful teaching or a strong potential for successful teaching are required for tenure tract positions. Undergraduate faculty are generally expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary general education program, and, when appropriate, the university honors program.

College of Arts and Sciences

ENGLISH - Tenure Track Assistant Professor of English. Teach undergraduate composition and interdisciplinary general education courses, as well as surveys of British, American, and/or World and Ethnic literatures and general surveys of literature, literary genres, and literary criticism.

ENGLISH - Tenure Track Assistant Professor of English. Teach undergraduate composition and interdisciplinary general education courses, as well as have expertise in one or more of the following areas: linguistics, literacy, advanced composition, early British, or early American literature. (NOTE: also posted at Renaissance 2011)

All of the undergraduate and graduate positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, life and generous matching contributions to a 403(b) plan provided. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Applications received by January 3, 2011, will receive full consideration. Please submit information to:

Faculty Search, Office of the Provost Aurora University 347 S. Gladstone Ave. Aurora, IL 60506 630-844-5650 - fax E-mail: facultysearch@aurora.edu Web: www.aurora.edu/facultyjobs

Deadline: January 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: rejection by mail 2/4, rejection by mail (2/7)

Phone interview scheduled: 1/27 (by phone) x3

Rejection (after phone interview): 2/14 (by email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

A little bit nervous about "tenure tract positions," but I guess anyone can make a typo.

Does anyone know anything about this school? Teaching load?

  • The only thing I know about this school is that I have two friends who "almost" went there as undergrads. Both of them said that they liked the school a lot, but they wanted to go somewhere else that was less expensive. I am guessing this is a 4/4 load, but I'm not 100% positive.
  • Crap. I sent them the totally wrong letter -- wrong school name in the header and everything. I caught it today (1/12) and emailed with an explanation that there was a mix up. I bet they reject me out of hand, but damn. I hate looking so foolish. If I weren't applying for everything that turned up, I suppose I wouldn't have this problem. Ugh. Has this ever happened to anyone and they got reconsidered when the error was caught?? A: For what it's worth: Sort of. I sent a job letter (to Gerorgetown, no less--a school that received apprx. 600, or was it 700 applications?). The letter was filled with comment bubbles; I had forgotten to delete them! So, I emailed them the correct letter, explaining I had sent the wrong one, and could they take the correct one? I got an affirmative response within hours. Got rejected, though (1/13).
  • Congrats on the phone interview; can I ask which of the positions you applied for?
  • Not op for this position but the first one listed above.
  • Any word on campus visits (or time line)? (2/14)

Belmont Abbey College (NC)Edit

Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of English, to begin August 2011. An earned doctorate or ABD and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching are required. The successful candidate will be a generalist, expected to cover core curriculum Rhetoric, Literature, and Developmental courses for the department. Teaching both Traditional day and Adult Degree Program night and/or weekend classes is required, with a 4/4 teaching load. In addition to excellence in teaching, service to the college and community, continuing scholarly development and contribution to the mission of the college are expected. The successful candidate will have a sufficiently broad background in the liberal arts so that he or she will be able to articulate composition and literary insights in the context of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's credentials and experience. Application and Procedure Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline for all applications: February 28, 2011. Please send a letter of application, vita, and the names and contact information for at least three references (evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts is required for interview) to: Dr. Mary Ellen Weir, Chair, English Search Committee, Belmont Abbey College, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 <maryellenweir@bac.edu>. Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. In keeping with the monks' age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our studentsâ??aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates: That in all things God may be glorified.

Ad in Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 28

Acknowledgment received: 12/15 by email; 1/4 by email

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: by email, 2/2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Blackburn CollegeEdit

From MLA JIL April 15:

Composition/English Generalist Faculty Position [14755] Blackburn College, a liberal arts work college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position in composition and literature, beginning Fall 2011. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D in rhetoric, composition, or a related field, with experience in teaching introductory literature courses and various levels of exposition including composition, journalism, and professional writing. Our newly merged Department of English & Communications offers five major tracks (Professional Writing, Communications, Creative Writing, British & American Literature, and Secondary English Education) and includes the college’s freshman composition program and writing center. Review of applications will begin on April 18th and continue until the position is filled. (Final approval of funding for this position is expected in June). Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three professional references to: Human Resources, Office of the President, Blackburn College, 700 College Avenue, Ludlum 209, Carlinville, IL 62626 or aalle@blackburn.edu. No phone calls or walk ins. EOE.

Deadline: Review begins April 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Bluefield College (VA)Edit

LINK

Bluefield College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English. Primary teaching responsibilities include Composition, Literature surveys, and upper-level courses in area of specialization. Ph.D. preferred; M.A. considered. There are opportunities for developing new curricula in our writing and literature concentrations. The candidate should be dedicated to enhancing interdisciplinary and global components in course offerings. Special consideration will be given to those with expertise in teaching developmental studies.

The individual must be a committed Christian and have ability to integrate faith and learning, ability to foster critical and creative thinking, ability to work cooperatively within the campus community to advance the mission of the college and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Bluefield College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the scenic Virginia highlands. The college is Christ-centered in its mission, global in its outlook, and is in covenant with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. The institution does not discriminate on the basis of national or ethnic origin, gender, or race.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of Christian faith, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Ann Looney, Director of Academic Programs, Academic Programs, Bluefield College, 3000 College Drive, Bluefield, VA 24605 alooney@bluefield.edu www.bluefield.edu

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Bowling Green State University FirelandsEdit

Bowling Green State University Firelands invites applications for a tenure track position in English in the Department of Humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2011. All candidates for this position should have Ph.D. in hand by August, 2011. This position requires a generalist who will flourish at a primarily two-year regional branch college of a major university; who demonstrates a commitment to and excellence in teaching composition; and who exhibits a strong preference for teaching lower-division undergraduate students. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches and innovative teaching practices. Evidence of effective and successful teaching is required.

Candidates who are generalists, but who also bring expertise in an area of specialization, are preferred. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to British and World Literature, Film Studies, or African American Literature. The chosen candidate will teach a 12 credit hour load per semester. Willingness to teach evening and/or weekend classes is required; experience with teaching technology such as computers and distance classes is preferred. In addition, the chosen candidate is expected to engage in research activities and participate in departmental, college and university service.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2010. The position will remain open until an offer has been accepted.

Acknowledgment received: February 10 by snail mail

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Do they want my firstborn child too? Jeez, 4/4, nights/weekends/distance learning, service and research! and yet I'll apply for it probably.
  • I just got an acknowledgment in the mail. The ad that was included with the letter is NOT the same description as above. The letter makes it sound like it is a 100% rhet/comp job (it even states that the position is Rhet/Comp) whereas above it sounds like a mixture of comp and literature. Did I just get the wrong acknowledgment or misread the original ad or is that really what this job really is?

Campbell University Edit

English/Assistant Professor. The Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Campbell University is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position for a Composition/Writing specialist starting August 2011. Earned doctorate in English, with emphasis on Rhetoric and Composition; a secondary emphasis in or experience teaching 19th- and 20th-century American Literature a plus. ABDs close to completion will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include first-year composition courses, core curricular literature surveys, and upper-level courses in the major. Other responsibilities include academic advising, scholarly activity, and university and community service. Interest and motivation in teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to the University's mission are essential. Application packets should include cover letter relating education, experience, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation. Please send all materials to Dr. Gina Peterman, Search Committee, English Department, Campbell University, P.O. Box 507, Buies Creek, NC 27506. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE

LINK

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2011
  • Always an encouraging sign to applicants when a department again posts its advertisement, here, one month after the original.

Cardinal Stritch U. (WI)Edit

LINK

"tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek enthusiastic teachers with wide-ranging qualifications. Applicants should be generalists prepared to teach both introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, which may include intermediate literary surveys, freshman-level composition, and courses in the applicant's specialty. This is a 4/4 teaching assignment."

Deadline: Sept. 30 (Note: this job was reposted on HigherEdJobs on 9/21/10 with a new deadline: "Applications should be postmarked no later than October 8, 2010.")

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 11/11 (post-MMLA interview, via email, X2); 11/11 (no interview, via email; mentioned 305 applicants for this job x6); 12/6 (post-interview, via snail mail)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 10/20/10 - they called about scheduling an interview at MMLA (X6)

Campus interview scheduled: 11/8/10

Offer made:

Offer accepted: The rejection letter I received indicated they'd hired someone (12/6).

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • See Generalist 2010 for discussion of similar search at this school in the spring.
  • I believe they will be interviewing at the MMLA conference in November, not MLA. That is what last year's search chair told me over the summer.
  • From the listing: "Interviews will be conducted at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago from November 4-7, 2010."
  • They must really think they're going to zip through the applications if they moved their deadline back to Oct. 8, but they plan on interviewing at MMLA. That gives them just a couple of weeks to read everything. I thought that the shorter deadline was so they wouldn't have so many applications to read as last year. I think they got over 150 apps for a late spring posting. But I will also say that this is a very young department. While that is appealing in some respects (you'll be working with people in your same generation instead of a bunch of people old enough to be your grandparents), it's also clear that they are amateurs at running a search. Don't get me wrong - I certainly want the job. I'm just not too sure they are going to handle this well. Last year, it was a freaking circus show. (But there IS a new search chair this year... not sure if it'll make a difference.)
  • Two and a half weeks until MMLA -- anybody know anything? (nothing x4; 10/19)
  • So, can one assume all MMLA interviews have been scheduled? Could people who did get called for an interview share their expertise?
  • Damn! I was certain they'd call me. Apparently not. People with interviews, might I ask about your teaching experience?
  • And I was certain Harvard would read my last article and call with an offer to be its chair. Job market is full of surprises this year. <<I'm with stupid.
  • Just added the field "wikijection" to my Bento job database. First one of the year!
  • I completely second the long post above; the school is very disorganized, and the search last year was mind-boggling. A colleague of mine was rejected via letter and then called for an interview in June after their bigshot candidate from "Large Research University" said yes and then said no. The Chair told her that they had to have absolute consensus for a hire to go through, and apparently their committee (made up of all 6, untenured department members) didn't all say "yes." The problem with this school (and I've heard this from multiple people who have applied and/or had interviews with them) is that they don't seem to be sure exactly what they are looking for. So, they throw a large, wide generalist net, catch more candidates than they know what to do with, make snap decisions to interview at MMLA and then get burned.
  • I still don't understand how an entire department (even a tiny one) can be made up of all as-yet-untenured profs. Anyone know if it's a new department (though a school's not having an English department from the beginning seems strange)? Did all the tenured profs jump ship at some point? Or does CS just deny tenure to everyone in the English department? Curious.
  • All I know is that they had a massive turn over in the deparment fairly recently (which in academia could mean in the last ten - fifteen years), and that's why they have so many newbies. Tis wonderous strange.
  • I just want to say, sincerely, THANK YOU for sending rejections in a timely manner.
  • 305 applicants. I should have made a career of playing the lottery -- better odds of winning. Start the circus music, folks. This is going to be a fun job season.
  • I don't know. 305 candidates seems fairly standard for a fall-season generalist position. Some of the jobs I've applied to in nicer places to live have had up to 700 applicants. But you're right -- the odds of getting a job are seriously bad. So it's been a "fun job season" for like decades. Maybe you're new to this and don't know the game. I've applied to about 90 jobs in the last four years, had seven interviews, and never gotten a full-time job. Been able to adjunct at several places, just to keep my CV looking decent, but I have little hope of ever getting a t-t job. You get used to the rejection...
  • I had a MMLA interview but haven't heard anything from them since. Is it appropriate for me to follow up with a phone inquiry about a campus visit?
  • No -- they haven't forgotten about you. If they want to invite you for a campus visit, they will be sure to contact you. The only time you should contact a SC after a preliminary interview is if you have another job offer and you are actually more interested in the school that has *not* contacted you.
  • Faculty members share offices. Nuns oversee contents of syllabi.
  • Apparently, the candidate they hired backed out, and they are reviewing applications again. Anyone else find it strange that this school can't keep ahold of its hires for very long? If I remember from last year's search, this same thing happened then. To all those who didn't get a call for an interview--maybe not the worst thing? (5/9)

Central Michigan UniversityEdit

LINK

"The Department of English Language and Literature is seeking a generalist in literature and composition, with specific interest and experience in early periods of British and World literature, classical through Romanticism, to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position."

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: From British Open 2011: "A colleague has already completed her phone interview (11/12). This may be a pre-MLA search."

Campus interview scheduled: From British Open page: "A candidate is scheduled to visit the campus this morning according to one of my comp colleagues at Central (12/2)."

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Claremont McKenna CollegeEdit

Posted: 05/31/2011 Application Due: review begins June 10, open until filled

The Writing Center at Claremont McKenna College invites applications from doctoral candidates in Southern California for a pilot program in Academic Mentoring, to begin in Fall, 2011.

The Center will be hiring a team of Academic Mentors to work closely with CMC’s first-year students during AY 2011-2012. Each Academic Mentor will be responsible for advising an assigned group of mentees on developing the skills of academic writing, class presentations, and library-based research. We are particularly interested in candidates who plan to teach undergraduates and who have some teaching experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and two confidential letters of recommendation for consideration.

We will begin reviewing files on June 10 and will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Audrey Bilger, Faculty Director of the Writing Center (abilger@cmc.edu).

Link

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2011

College of Coastal GeorgiaEdit

Posted: 04/28/2011 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 03/23/2011) Application Due:Open Until Filled Full Time

The College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA) seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of English position offered by the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Essential qualifications include a Doctoral degree in English from an accredited institution completed by June 2011, experience teaching at the undergraduate level, and evidence of professional development and scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong generalist background in English, with the understanding that the successful applicant will have a 5-5 load that will include the teaching of developmental English, freshman composition, and standard survey of literature courses, as well as an increasing opportunity to teach 3000- and 4000-level courses for majors as the institution grows. In addition, candidates with supplementary specific areas of expertise which complement teacher education, nursing, business and general education programs may be considered. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching, service to the institution and intellectual contributions to the discipline. Moreover, the candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with others, teach developmental and undergraduate courses during the day and evenings in two campus locations. It is desirable that candidates have academic advising experience and possess the ability to utilize technology in the classroom. The position is a tenure-track academic year appointment and will begin August 2011 contingent upon funding. Rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience.

LINK

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Colorado State University-PuebloEdit

Full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English - Generalist position. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses in literature, literary theory, rhetoric and composition, linguistics, and/or creative or professional writing; advise students in the English major and minor; teach graduate courses in area(s) of specialization; advise M.A. program students writing theses or working on research projects in areas of specialization; participate in department, college, and university service activities and governance; and maintain an active program of writing and research. Contract teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Applicants for this position should expect to teach at least one section of composition every semester.

LINK

Deadline: Open until filled (posted at HigherEdJobs 10/04/10)

Acknowledgment received: By mail: 10/21 (x1), by mail 10/25, by mail 11/6 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA 12/22, Phone 1/12, Phone 1/14

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anything new on this one? (11/27)

  • I haven't heard a peep. (12/1)
  • Job posting is gone from university HR page. (12/2)
  • So, do we suppose this means they hired someone, or that they cancelled the search? Or maybe it's an inside hire?
  • Why would you jump to those conclusions? December (the peak of the interview-scheduling season) has just arrived...
  • Well, since the ad says that the postition will remain open until filled, I assumed that if they aren't advertising it any more that means that they have made some kind of decision about the position. Perhaps they just know who they want to interview, but no one has mentioned hearing about interviews here.
  • It's been a couple of weeks since the last comment. Anything new now? (12/14)
  • Has anyone else been called for an interview, or is this an inside candidate interviewing for the position? In any case, congrats, and best of luck.

Delaware State UniversityEdit

"The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Delaware State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor of English to begin Fall Semester 2010. Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in the field with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching composition, literature and TESL graduate courses."

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

East Central University (OK)Edit

Full-time position (tenure track) at the Assistant Professor level. Starting date: mid-August, 2011.

The successful candidate will teach lower and upper level courses. Normal teaching load is 4/4 and includes one-half English composition courses. Non-teaching duties include departmental and university committee assignments and student advising. A strong record of teaching excellence, scholarly activity and professional service is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English preferred, however, ABD candidates may be considered. We seek applicants prepared to teach a wide variety of introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, which may include general humanities courses for non-majors as well as courses in the applicant's specialty. (Please see http://www.ecok.edu/colleges/liberalarts_socialsciences/english_languages/index.htm for the department's current course rotation plan).

LINK

Deadline: Application review will begin December 15, 2010 and continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: via mail 12/8; 12/13 by mail

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 1/8/11 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any other news??!

Heard nothing since the phone interview. Anyone? 2/10 (x2) --I also haven't heard anything since the interview. Maybe the midwestern snowpocalyse slowed the timeline?

Alright, one more time. Anyone heard anything on this one? Did they fill the position or scrap the search?

A: A male candidate from Oklahoma accepted the job (posted 4/27).

Thanks, above poster! It would have been nice to be kept abreast by the committee, of course, but I understand that politeness has left the academic building these days. Congrats to the person who landed the job!

Edgewood College (WI)Edit

Position Announcement (College HR)

"tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2011. Preference will be given to generalists with a primary strength in American Literature to 1900 and secondary strengths in 19th- century British Literature (composition and rhetoric a plus)."

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: According to Early American 2011: "MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (phone) x7"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Early American 2011 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011
  • "MLA convention interviews have been scheduled": from the 10/29 MLA JIL, more than two weeks before the still-listed 11/15 application deadline.
    • This might be an error-- at least one other school accidentally selected this option in the drop-down menu, apparently. Since no one has reported any sort of communication with the school, it might be worth an email to the department to find out whether this is really the case.
    • Poster above may be right about this being an error; the 11/05 JIL has changed this job's status to "Other."

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)Edit

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Composition and Literature - Ph.D. in Literature (preferred), English, or related discipline connected to the Humanities. We will also consider ADB applicants with dissertations near completion. The Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Embry-Riddle University seeks an Assistant Professor of Composition and Literature for a tenure-track position available August, 2011. Teaching responsibilities are primarily freshman composition with occasional opportunities to teach humanities or literature courses that are also writing-intensive. The first year course load will be 3/3; thereafter, it will be commensurate with other responsibilities.

LINK

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Really weird rejection letter today: It said the position has been either cancelled or filled.

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

ADB?

Do you mean ABD?

Yes, I was being catty: "We will also consider ADB applicants." I contacted the Search Chair with a question about the app process and did not get a response.

Finlandia University (MI)Edit

LINK

"Finlandia University is seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2011. Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. in English; however, advanced ABDs are encouraged to apply. We seek a broadly trained individual with a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring and advising students, and strong interpersonal/communication skills. The substantive area(s) of expertise is open. Teaching responsibilities will include freshman composition, sophomore literature, and upper-level courses in the English major."

Deadline: October 15, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 1 10/120 by email; 3 11/1; 11/2 by email; 2 11/11 by email

Request for Additional Materials:

  • "Congratulations, you have been short listed!" email 11/12, mentions 200 candidates and appraises candidate of some job realities: 200 inches of snow in this northernmost Michigan city and a $41,000 starting salary balanced by low cost of living and the chance to shape a new, growing department. Asked to respond to chair by 11/17 if still interested. (x2)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: for 11/29

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

For the 2 posters who received the shortlist emails, what are your statuses?

Finished my PhD in August.

Finished Ph.D. two years ago.

Thanks! Good luck to you both!

Fitchburg State UniversityEdit

Full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in literatures before 1500. Desired areas include World, British, Classical, Medieval, and Comparative literatures. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses, advanced courses within the field, and first-year writing.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: From Medieval page: "Phone interview scheduled: December 8, December 9"

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Francis Marion University (SC)Edit

Assistant Professor of English. Tenure Track Position. Francis Marion University seeks one generalist.

Requirements. PhD; experience teaching first-year writing and sophomore literature.

LINK

Deadline: Position begins in August 2011.Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: by mail 11/19 (x1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: got rejection letter saying the position has been filled 2/4 (x3)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes (see above)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone heard anything new on this one?

Just checking to see if anyone has heard ANYTHING at all on this one. The acknowledgment letter I got (dated Nov. 9) said that the committee would begin the selection process "over the next few weeks" and contact people for additional materials or interviews. Should I suspect they just didn't get through the applications before Winter break and might get back to things in the next week or two?

Okay, I'm going to try my luck one more time. Has anyone heard anything about this job? Anything at all? (1/24) <<I'll respond to confirm that I also haven't received any news, despite having sent in my application a millenia ago. I wish we had better news coming to us this season! (1/28)

I have heard nothing. Maybe budget problems...

Well, I guess the people they were contacting for additional materials and interviews just weren't posting on here. Frustrating.

Georgia SW State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (12/17):

Assistant Professor of English--Generalist [14204]

This is a tenure-track position to begin August 2011, in our Department of English and Modern Languages, a division of the College of Arts and Sciences. Position requires a person with a broad base of training in literature and writing; preference will be given to candidates with expertise in 20c British Literature, Renaissance literature. Duties will include a 4/4 teaching load of primarily introductory and upper division composition/literature courses. PhD required at time of appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate an appreciation of the department's undergraduate teaching mission and a commitment to service and scholarship. Apply online https://gsw.peopleadmin.com

NOTES AND QUERIES:

From Modern British 2011: "Email from HR saying that the search has been canceled (2/17)"

Gordon College of GeorgiaEdit

LINK

Gordon College announces a tenure-track position in English beginning in August 2011. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in composition and literature; appropriate scholarship and service contributions are expected. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in English; preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in African-American literature or post-colonial literature and experience teaching at the college level. For a complete description of the position, the division, and the college, and to apply for the position, visit http://jobs.gdn.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Gordon College (MA)Edit

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of English

Description: British Literature Generalist with expertise in Medieval through 17th-Century British Literature

LINK

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: from Renaissance 2011" MLA interview scheduled:12/14 (email) (x2)"

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: according to Renaissance page, yes (3/24)

NOTES:

Grant MacEwan University (Alberta, Canada)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "The Department of English at Grant MacEwan University invites applicants for a continuing position in drama. Applicants must have a specialization in the scholarly study and textual analysis of British or American drama, excluding Shakespeare and the Renaissance. Preference will be given to specializations in twentieth century British or American drama."

Deadline: December 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Guilford College, NC (VAP)Edit

Guilford College seeks a writing generalist to teach four first-year writing courses per year plus a creative nonfiction workshop and a contemporary fiction literature course in a full-time, one-year temporary position as Visiting Assistant Professor of English, starting August 2011. Ph.D. is preferred; MFA will be considered. Guilford is a selective coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

LINK

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received: By e-mail Nov. 15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/20 (phone)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cross-posted at CreativeWriting 2011


Hamilton College (VAP)Edit

MLA JIL:

The Hamilton College Department of English and Creative Writing invites applications for a one-year Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor. Appointment begins July 2011. We seek a candidate who can contribute to offerings in one or more of the following areas: ethnic studies, new media studies, American studies. Teaching load is five courses annually: two sections of an introductory literature course, and three upper-level courses in the candidate's field(s) of interest. Preference will be given to candidates with Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience. Review of applications will begin May 2 and will continue until the position is filled. Hamilton provides competitive salaries and research and travel support. Please send vita, a letter of application describing teaching philosophy/ experience and focus of research, and a dissertation abstract or short writing sample, to Prof. Onno Oerlemans, Department of English and Creative Writing, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323. Applications may be emailed (as pdf files) to decwsrch@hamilton.edu.

Deadline: Review begins May 2

Acknowledgement Received:

Request for Additional Materials: Request for letters of rec 4/29

Rejection Letter: Via e-mail 5/25, said hire was complete (x2)

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hampton University (VA)Edit

From MLA JIL (April 1):

Assistant Professor of English to teach first-year writing and upper-division courses in rhetoric, composition and literature, depending upon area of expertise. Prefer doctorate in hand (ABD considered) with a clearly defined area of specialization but also demonstrated capability to teach a broad range of subjects. Experience teaching first-year writing essential. Temporary/annual with possibility of conversion to tenure-track. Salary open. Initial inquiry should include detailed resume with cover letter. Non-US citizens must also include emigration status. Receipt acknowledged immediately. Finalists will be invited to submit a full application ASAP. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please address Faculty Search Committee, Department of English, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668. Hampton University is an equal opportunity employer.

Acknowledgement Received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Received snail mail rejection 5/30

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hawai‘i Pacific UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (3/11/11)

Assistant Professor of English: HPU invites applications for a full-time, career-track faculty position to begin Fall 2011 for a specialist in film/media studies or world literature. The teaching load is four courses (12 credits) per semester in first-year composition; general education courses in literature, film/media studies, and/or cultural studies; and upper-division English courses in the candidate's area of specialty.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English. ABD considered if degree can be completed within first year of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching in composition and literature, media studies, or culture studies preferred. The successful applicant must also demonstrate a sincere interest in undergraduate teaching in a multicultural environment.

For a full position description and to apply, go to http://www.hpu.edu/employment

Deadline: Review of applications begin March 15, 2011. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2011.

Acknowledgment received: 3/15

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 4/7

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hillsdale College (MI) - 2 positionsEdit

From MLA JIL (10/13):

Hillsdale College, an independent, four-year institution with a traditional liberal arts mission, seeks applications for two entry-level tenure-track positions beginning August 2011. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester as follows: a. two courses in a “Freshmen Rhetoric and the Great Books” sequence; b. a survey course in English or American literature or an upper-level course in English or American literature. Generalists in British and American literature are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to those prepared to teach Restoration to Romantic literature (1660-1830), Victorian to Modern British literature (1830 to the present), or Colonial and Federalist American literature (1607-1820). Other desirable attributes include a solid blend of teaching, research, and service preparation, and a strong commitment to a traditional liberal arts mission. Send a letter of application that presents (a) evidence of strong undergraduate teaching skills (b) a discussion of the philosophy behind such teaching and (c) a detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp ) that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of its commitments. The application must also include a curriculum vitae, three up-to-date letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of the completed application. All materials must be received by December 1, 2010. Interviews will be conducted at the Los Angeles MLA Convention January 6-9, 2011. Send materials to Dr. Michael M. Jordan, Chair, Department of English, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242. (517) 437-7341.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/29

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011: "I heard today (12/21) that they're skipping the MLA, and going directly to campus visits"

Campus interview scheduled: 12/21 (invitation by phone), per Romanticism page.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-Posted at Modern British 2011, Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011, Early American 2011 & Restoration/18th-Century 2011


Holy Names University (Oakland, CA)Edit

From HigherEdJobs.com (3/11/11)

Assistant Professor of English Holy Names University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English. This tenure-track position requires a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or Literature and will begin Fall 2011. The annual workload for HNU faculty is eight courses, with a portion of the successful candidate's workload dedicated to establishing and coordinating the new University Writing Center. The candidate's remaining teaching duties will consist of a combination of writing and literature courses, including occasional graduate classes in our English MA program, The Writer's Craft. Areas of need include first-year composition, introductory courses in poetry and dramatic literature, professional writing, and Shakespeare.

The review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will also be scheduled to take place at CCCC in April, for the purpose of interviewing out-of-area candidates that time. To Apply Send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and list of references with contact information to hr@hnu.edu or by mail to Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619.

Acknowledgment received: 3/13 (auto respond); 3/14 (auto respond)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/CCCC interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hood CollegeEdit

Link

Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track)

"we seek a generalist in British literature whose graduate work demonstrates an expertise in literature before the nineteenth century. This person should be eager to teach the first half of the British survey, introductory composition, and courses from the following: medieval, eighteenth-century, or non-western literature. We also seek someone enthusiastic about adding to our "genre" and "author" courses. Comparative perspectives are most welcome."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 9/23

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Medieval page lists several MLA interviews scheduled on 12/20

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/27, according to Medieval page.

NOTES:

Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011, Medieval 2011 & British Open 2011

Iowa State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (10/8):

Assistant Professor in English with specialization in Environmental Humanities & New Media Tenure-track, 9-months, beginning August 2011. The faculty member in this position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of specialization such as literary theory, film, and environmental literature as well as teach American or British literature surveys and composition. Teaching and research interests may involve ecofeminism, ecocomposition, digital media, environmental or food writing, literature and science, the rhetoric of sustainability, social justice narratives, multicultural literature, and the public humanities. A PhD in English or terminal degree in related field is required. Record of publication and teaching experience is preferred. 2/2 teaching load to begin. Some interviews may be conducted at the MLA Conference in Los Angeles. To apply for this position, go to the Iowa State University website at www.iastatejobs.com and click on “Apply for this Vacancy” (#100685) and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: a letter of application/cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a writing sample. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Barbara Ching, Professor and Chair, Department of English at bching@iastate.edu.

Deadline: November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news on this one?

Cross-posted at Environmental 2011 & Drama, Speech, Film & New Media 2011

Johnson C. Smith University (NC) - VAPEdit

This visiting appointment begins in fall 2011.

Responsibilities: The visiting faculty member will be primarily responsible for teaching General Education courses in writing, language, literature, and culture; provide insight and help to invigorate a traditional undergraduate English curriculum. Additional responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, serving on University and departmental committees, performing community service, writing grants, conducting research and performing other duties as required in support of organizational goals.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate with at least 18 graduate hours in English and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Training in rhetoric and composition preferred. At least some college-level composition experience a necessity. Candidates with a concentration in World Literature or training as a generalist will also be considered.

Candidates should have some facility with instructional technology in the classroom or online, and a readiness to embrace pedagogies that engage students. A commitment to diversity and an understanding of its potential to enrich living and learning are expected.

Application: Applicants should submit an application form (http://www.jcsublog.info/hr/), a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, sample syllabi, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts will be required of all finalists), and three letters of recommendation describing the applicant's teaching and research skills:

LINK (posted 3/21/11 - Open Until Filled)

Acknowledgment received:


Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Kansas Wesleyan UniversityEdit

Kansas Wesleyan University seeks a tenure-track, Associate/Assistant Professor of English to begin August 2011. A Ph.D. in English/literature (or ABD), enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates in a wide range of courses, including composition, is required; college teaching experience preferred. Send letter of application, vita, and contact information for three references to Dr. A. Wayne Lowen, Provost, 100 E Claflin Ave, Salina, KS 67401-6196. Electronic submission to rita.northup@kwu.edu is preferred.

LINK

Deadline: Candidate review will begin on November 30, 2010, and applications received by that date will receive priority consideration.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: called to arrange phone interview (1/10); had phone interview (1/27)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 2/14

Campus interview scheduled: 2/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

2/12 Do you know if they called everyone on 2/11? I had a phone interview, but I haven't heard anything since then ...

2/12 From what I understand, they are inviting three candidates to campus, and those three were notified yesterday afternoon.

2/9 Hi other poster: Have you heard anything post-phone interview? I thought we would have heard something by now, but perhaps a delay due to the snow?

I've heard nothing, but I think the campus was closed two days last week, so perhaps that threw off their timeline?

Kent State University at Tuscarawas (OH)Edit

LINK

"a tenure-track position to teach introductory writing courses and upper-level writing and literature courses . . . Ph.D. in English by the appointment date. Preferred concentrations include 20th/21st Century American and/or British Literature or criticism. Experience in technical or business and professional writing is highly desirable."

Deadline: No deadline stated (posted on HigherEdJobs on 9/15/10)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: A friend has a telephone interview next week.

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Koç University (Istanbul)Edit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Koç University invites applications from scholars whose work ranges across multiple areas of literary study. We are especially interested in candidates whose specializations fall into one or more of the following areas: postcolonial studies, Literature of the Americas, and / or Middle Eastern literature (especially Ottoman studies). However, we also welcome applicants in other areas of specialization who can contribute to a small department that is striving to become increasingly international and interdisciplinary. The successful applicant will teach two courses per semester and collaborate to build a young and growing department. Salary is competitive and includes a housing allowance; reappointment hinges on continued research. Koç is a private university in İstanbul. It was founded in 1993 to provide a liberal arts education for Turkish and international students. The language of instruction is English. At this stage, please submit only cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Zeynep Kotevoglu via her email zkotevoglu@ku.edu.tr. We will ask for further information if necessary.

LINK

LINK

Deadline: January 14, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Comparative 2011 & Anglophone 2011

Note from the Anglophone page: "A note for anyone interested, though this comment does not concern Koc in particular. Academic jobs east of the UK, even in parts of Europe, do not work the way you might expect. If you apply for this one, or others, especially in the Middle East--Lebanon and Egypt, for example--you will be interviewed by the dean, over the phone, and sent a contract in the mail. No faculty involvement, and probably no face to face at the MLA and on your first day your colleagues will be, well, very surprised to see a new office mate. If you have an office. Simply put, faculty have no rights and perks there as we do in the US and this concerns everything. Even the wrong comment on a curriculum matter might result in revocation of your work permit and an escort to the airport. Or worse treatment. If you don't believe me think about what it might mean to the university and beyond if you, say, decided to teach a feminist novel or theoretical text, or a novel with a sympathetic gay character, or a novel about an embattled minority in the country concerned (take your pick here and plug it in--Gypsies, Palestinians, Jews, Armenians, Shia in some places, Copts...). So, consider the authoritarian nature of the government concerned, and remember, you have no rights there as you do here. No AAUP standards, no due process, no academic freedom, nothing. If this works for you, and you can keep quiet and let it all go, well, these sorts of jobs are for you. If not, adjunct a little more in the US, work on that article or book, and when you get a stable job here, take a sabbatical break there, again, if you can look the other way. It took me a many years of work abroad in just this sort of job to see the light and appreciate why we have tenure and other forms of job security here in the US. There should be a special wiki site for overseas jobs so that prospective faculty can read about what they might be signing up for. And the AAUP should step up as American faculty go abroad. We need real protection from real dangers."

QUESTION: Does anyone know the job search time frame for Turkish universities? Or has anyone heard back from Koc? It has been almost 6 weeks since the application deadline and I have not heard anything from them. Is this a normal wait period for Turkey, or have they already offered the job to someone? Any information would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

Lewis-Clark State College (ID)Edit

The Humanities Division of Lewis-Clark State College seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in English, to begin August 2011. Ph.D., English, preferred; ABD considered with evidence of strengths in developmental and first-year composition and General Education. A record of teaching excellence expected. Course assignments will include some online teaching.

Submit letter of application, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation with contact information to: English Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, Lewis-Clark State College, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501. Phone: 208-792-2269. Fax: 208-792-2872.

LINK

Deadline: Applications due 2/11/2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 4/7

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/28

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes (5/11)

NOTES:

Lindenwood UniversityEdit

The Department of English at Lindenwood University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English. The Ph.D. in English is required; however, the specialty is open. The successful candidate will teach composition, world literature, and other courses commensurate with the department's needs and the individual's background and interests. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Richard Boyle, Vice President for Human Resources, at rboyle@lindenwood.edu or through U.S. Mail to Lindenwood University Executive Offices, attention Richard Boyle, 209 South Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301. No phone calls please.

LINK

Deadline: Review begins immediately (posted 11/15/2010)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: Request for phone interview received via email Mar. 1

  • know someone who got a phone interview request on 2/14.

Rejection (after phone interview): via email April 1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/1 - heard second-hand that an offer has been made here.

Offer accepted: 4/1 - yes - my rejection email said that the offer was accepted

NOTES:

NOTE: I'm pretty sure this university does not have a tenure system; renewable contract only.

NOTE: This campus does not appear to have a very positive attitude towards sexual diversity. See 2010 news stories about how students battled to get their Spectrum Alliance Group.

Lindsey Wilson College (KY)Edit

The English program of Lindsey Wilson College is seeking applicants for a full time faculty position to begin in August, 2011, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. required; 4/4 teaching load. Composition/Literature: Generalist to teach first-year writing, including basic writing, and sophomore literature courses with the possibility of teaching upper level American or other literature or upper level writing courses as needed. Experience and credentials in Women's Studies preferred.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 10/27/10)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 11/16 X2

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer accepted; 3/31


NOTES:

  • I applied for essentially the same position last year and received absolutely nothing, not even an ack., even after I emailed them.
  • I had a phone interview with them very late last year; they were very nice people. I'm guessing that they weren't able to make a hire then. FYI, they don't have a traditional tenure system, but a series of continually-renewed three-year contracts. There is some kind of promotion system, though.
  • Question: I had the deadline for this position written down as 11/15. I may be wrong about that, but if I'm right, is there something weird about interviews taking place on 11/16?
  • The interviews are for next week. They sent an original email on 11/16 requesting the interview.
  • Any word yet on campus interviews?(1/26)

Luther College (IA)Edit

From MLA JIL 3/18/11:

Luther College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor (or instructor for ABD) in English, a one year position with possibility of renewal. Teaching will include Paideia I (the introductory courses in the college’s core liberal arts program), Introduction to Creative Writing, Rhetoric, and American Novel. See http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/openings/ for details and application procedures. Review of applications begins March 25, 2011. An AA/EEO employer; women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 3/25

Acknowledgment received:3/29 x1 email

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Marian University (WI)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Marian University, a premier Catholic university located in Fond du Lac, WI invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in English beginning Fall 2011. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in English composition, American literature, research writing and advanced-level writing and literature for majors and minors in English and English Education. Normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Additional responsibilities include departmental duties, such as advising and writing assessment, as well as school and university-wide service and committee work. Ph.D. or terminal degree in English required. Willingness to support the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the University. Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi for one literature and one composition course, and course evaluations for the last year) and transcripts by January 2, 2011 to: Human Resources, Marian University, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935."

See also: Ad in Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 2/14.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Mars Hill CollegeEdit

The Department of English invites applications for two faculty positions, to begin in August 2011. The successful candidate for the first position will be a specialist in early modern British literature; the successful candidate for the second position will be a generalist, preferably with a primary strength in contemporary British, American, or world literatures, cultural studies, and/or minority literatures.

[LINK]

Application deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received: 12/18 by mail; 12/20 by mail; 1/21 by mail

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/14 (by mail) x4

  • I received neither a rejection nor an interview. Anybody else in the same boat? (2/17)
  • Nothing received after app acknowledgement.

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Phone interview for generalist/contemp position 2/8

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

2/22: Has anyone heard anything post-phone interview in regards to the generalist position? I'm still clinging to hope.

Memphis College of ArtEdit

LINK

"Assistant Professor. Full-time, beginning August 2011. Position begins with a two-year appointment. Responsibilities: Teach three literature classes each semester, encompassing a broad curriculum for non-majors. Periodically teach freshman composition. . . Qualifications: Ph.D. in English. Specialty in any aspect of American or European literature. Competence in two or more of the following: Southern literature, contemporary novel, women's literature, African American literature. Three years of full-time teaching experience preferred. Eagerness to participate fully in the education of the visual artist."

Deadline: Application deadline for MLA interview: November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: From 20-21 c. American 2011: "By email x2 (12/08) 1 (12/13)"

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Meredith College (NC)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/24):

Meredith College seeks qualified applicants to fill an assistant professorship in English. Subject to budget approval, this full-time, renewable position in writing will begin in August 2011. Candidates must have a terminal degree in hand and demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as energy and enthusiasm for teaching composition and literature at the freshman/sophomore levels. Duties will include teaching freshman composition and upper-level writing courses; in addition, the position will entail supporting the Professional Writing minor, campus publications, and our internship program. Training and experience in professional writing are required; graduate training in literature is strongly preferred. Effective teaching and advising, scholarly activity, and service to the college are required for renewal and the possibility of promotion.

Meredith College is a private comprehensive women's college of 2,200 students offering both liberal arts and professional programs, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, near the Research Triangle. Applications will be reviewed beginning in December until the position is filled. Send letter of application, c.v., statements of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Eloise Grathwohl, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607.

Acknowledgment received: 12/8; 1/14/11

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview requested 2/14

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

My acknowledgment email requested that I create an account for the job posting on their HR site (totally quick and easy btw) in order "To ensure the consistency of our process and our communication with candidates" and "to track our applications." Since they didn't initially ask for an online application, I wonder if this means they are overwhelmed with applications and need a better way to keep track of them?

Mesa State College (CO)Edit

Assistant Professor of English/Early Literatures in Translation

RESPONSIBILITIES: Courses in early world literatures in translation that might include classical Greek and Latin literature, surveys of early world literatures (western and/or non-western), the Bible as Literature, and first-year composition. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester, with other responsibilities in scholarly/creative activities, service to the College and department, and academic advising. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. in appropriate field, evidence of scholarly potential and a demonstrated commitment to college-level teaching are required. The ability to teach structure of the English language is desirable.

LINK

Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin November 22, 2010. Position will remain open until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/2 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: December 14

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)Edit

The Division of English at NTU seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Literary Theory. This is a generalist position insofar as no period specialization is required, but secondary interests in all periods are welcome. Rank is contingent on the successful candidate's experience and qualifications. The Division of English at NTU is an established academic department in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The teaching load is appropriate to that of a research university (2/2). NTU is a rapidly growing university that is committed to a comprehensive educational experience in a multicultural environment. It offers highly competitive annual salaries and strong support for faculty research and publication. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor will be expected to have a significant record of publication. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and names only of three referees to h-deng@ntu.edu.sg. Applications may also be sent by traditional mail or airmail to: The Search Committee c/o Head, Division of English (A/P Neil Murphy), Nanyang Technological University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 14 Nanyang Drive (#03-78), Singapore 637332.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications begins March 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES: Cross-posted at Critical Theory 2011

National Taichung University (Taiwan)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "The Department of English has one to three tenure-track full-time teaching positions available starting from February 1, 2011 or later. Applicants should hold a doctorate in an English-related field. We are especially interested in applicants whose specialization is in Interpretation/Translation or American literature. Native English speakers are welcome. The newly employed teachers will be responsible for specialized courses as well as language skills courses such as Freshman English, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, etc., depending on the needs of the Department. They also have the service obligation of helping with the departmental work."

Deadline: We hire year-round, so there is no fixed date, but we urge potential applicants to apply by September 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 9/27

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityEdit

LINK

Assistant Professor. Duties and Responsibilities: Teach composition and writing courses, with some literature courses possible; advise students; participate in department activities; and serve on campus committees.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted at Higher Ed Jobs on 10/28/10)

Acknowledgment received: 11 Nov (via email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interviews January 19 + 20

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anybody else notice that this position (I *think* it's the same position) was reposted as circulating on higheredjobs on 7 Feb? Anyone care to illuminate the reason for that repost?

Oklahoma State UniversityEdit

LINK

"Tenure-track position in English, specializing in Literature Post 1900 with emphasis in poetry and poetics. 3-2 teaching load beginning August 2011."

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: From 20-21 c. American page: "Phone interview scheduled on 11/10 for 11/19 (x3)"

  • "Skype interview (2nd round, with different people) requested 11/30"

Campus interview scheduled: From 20-21 c. American: "12/17"

Rejection (after phone or skype interview):

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Paine College (GA)Edit

From MLA JIL (12/30):

Paine College (Augusta, GA) invites applications for several positions for Assistant Professor in English in the following expertise areas: Creative Writing, African-American Literature, British Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing for New Media, and Linguistics. Successful candidates will possess a doctoral degree in their field of expertise. Professors are expected to teach upper division courses as well as first and second year composition and other core courses. Course load is 4-4 with service on department and college-wide committees required. Contact: Dr. Emily Williams, Chair of the Division of Humanities;&nbsp Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs,&nbsp Paine College, 1235 Fifteenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901 706-821-8326.&nbsp www.paine.edu

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. For serious consideration, applications should be submitted by January 30, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA/Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

NOTE: Status on MLA JIL says "MLA convention interviews have been scheduled" but perhaps this is an error given the deadline?

  • Also, a search in Creative Writing was advertised by this school earlier in the season, perhaps this is what interview status refers to? In any event, some illuminating commentary on this college may be found on the Creative Writing 2011 page.

Penn State ErieEdit

LINK

"tenure-track position in Pre-20th-Century British literature with a sub-specialty in technical writing and editing, beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will contribute to both the Literature and Professional Writing tracks within the English major."

Deadline: "Review of applications will begin October 11, 2010 and continue until the position is filled."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA/Phone interview scheduled: December 1 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21, according to Renaissance 2011.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/18, according to Renaissance page.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Just checking to make sure no one has heard from these folks yet. Even an acknowledgment would be something.
    • Just electronic EOE form to complete.
    • Yes, I just got an email requesting an interview at MLA (see above)
  • Cross-posted at Medieval 2011, Renaissance 2011, & British Open 2011

Penn State ShenangoEdit

Link

Subfield/description: "Penn State Shenango invites applications for a faculty position in English, Assistant Professor, (tenure-track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2011, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Teaching assignments will be based on the successful candidate's areas of expertise, but will include some combination of English composition, literature, creative writing, or poetry."

Deadline: Application review begins October 1, 2010 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Acknowledgment received:email - forwarded to campus 10/6 (x8)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2011
  • Is there a link to the ad on the campus website? I couldn't find it.
  • You have to go through the general Penn State system employment site for some reason: LINK
  • Did anyone else not receive an acknowledgment?
    • I haven't.
    • I was told that this job is suspended -- I called on Sept 30th. Applied anyhow, but have had no acknowledgement.
    • I haven't heard that it's been suspended but I see on their website advertisement for a 4/4 load Instructor (rev. Nov 15). I wonder if they've decided to go that direction, not as well but instead.
    • I believe the instructor position was posted at the same time as the assistant professor position, so I don't think it is a new addition. The assistant professor position is still listed on the site. I wonder what the deal is.
  • "The search is on hold until we get a better sense of what our budget will be for the 2011-12 academic year" (via email from SC, 11/04).
  • I haven't received the above notifcation about the job being on hold. Could someone confirm this information?
    • I posted the quotation from the search chair. I emailed him myself and asked directly if the search was on hold or moving forward, and that is his verbatim response. I'm not sure who you want confirmation from, exactly, but straight from the SC is confirmation enough for me.
    • Wow, calm down. I was just asking a question. I know we're all tense from the job search, but that is no reason to be so sensitive.
    • Letter via snail mail on 8 December: Search has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Saint Louis UniversityEdit

Link

"Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English. Evidence of teaching excellence and research potential required. The person hired for this position will be the English Department Faculty Liaison for a long-established advanced college credit program in regional high schools (1818 Program). The Department seeks applicants who can demonstrate involvement in English Education, with research and teaching interests in medical narrative and fiction from 1700 to the present. Current department teaching load 2/2, with possible reduction for administrative service. The English Department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs, and an undergraduate medical humanities certificate. Start date: August 2011. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by August 2011. All candidates must submit a letter, c.v., and writing sample online at http://jobs.slu.edu/."

Deadline: November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: via email 10/24 (x1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: from Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011: "12/7 MLA (called), 12/8 MLA (called)"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2011 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2011
  • Also posted at English Education / Children's 2011
  • For those to whom this is important, SLU does not offer domestic partner benefits. Wish I'd known before spending the money to apply.
  • Since the app is online, and letters aren't requested in the intial app, not clear what you were spending money on. . .
  • To the unnecessarily snarky poster directly above ("not clear what. . . "), for those of us who do not exist in traditional and/or heteronormative familial situations and would like to give our wives/husbands/partners the respect and security they deserve when having to quit their jobs and move across the country with us, a lack of partner benefits is absolutely relevant to our job searches. Perhaps I should have written, "spending the money, time, energy, brain space, and emotion to apply." And sending additional materials costs all of the above, even if the basic application didn't. <<<APPLAUSE>>
  • ^^Kudos!^^


Shawnee State University (multiple positions)Edit

TO APPLY: Please submit hard copies of application materials to: Dr. Tim Scheurer, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH 45662 or electronic materials to lplummer@shawnee.edu. Candidates must specify the position they are applying for in their application materials in order to be fully considered.Application packets for each position must include letter of application, curriculum vita, 1-2 page essay on teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Primary consideration will be given to applications received on or before March 1, 2011. Official transcripts and background check are required prior to hire.

Shawnee State University is an open admission, primarily undergraduate state university in southern Ohio with a mixed student population of traditional and nontraditional students numbering 4,200. Additional information about SSU is available at www.shawnee.edu.

The Department of English and Humanities at SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY, PORTSMOUTH, OH, is accepting applications for five (5) full-service, continuing contract (tenure track) positions, beginning Fall 2011 (pending available funding). Standard teaching load is 12 hours (4 courses) per semester with additional responsibilities to include student advising, committee service, and participation in departmental activities.

1) Composition/Writing Center Director – Teach English composition courses and direct the Reading and Writing Center. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English with a specialty in Rhetoric and Composition required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Three years of full-time college teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and professional activity in composition through coursework, publications, presentations, and/or attendance at conferences. Desirable: Experience working with computer-assisted instruction, working in writing centers, and working in an open-admission educational setting. Address applications to Composition/Writing Center Director Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

2) Communication/Composition - Teach intro to mass communications, public speaking, interpersonal and intercultural communications, oral interpretation of literature, and first-year composition courses. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in Communications or related field required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Three years full-time college teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and service on college committees. Desirable: Ability to teach feminist rhetoric and screenwriting. Address applications to Communication/Composition Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

3) Composition/ESL/Linguistics - Teach English composition (for native and non-native speakers) and introductory linguistics courses. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English or Linguistics with a specialty in ESL required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Two years of full-time college teaching experience (preferably in composition and ESL programs) and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Desirable: Fluency and teaching experience in a foreign language. Teaching introductory foreign language courses is a possibility. Address applications to Composition/ESL/Linguistics Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

4) Composition/Comparative Literature –Teach composition courses, World Literature, Western and Non-Western Civilization and Literature courses. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Two years of full-time college teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and credentials and teaching experience in composition and English literature or comparative literature. Desirable: Teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field (such as history and literature) and fluency and teaching experience in a foreign language. Teaching introductory foreign language courses is a possibility. Address applications to Composition/Comparative Literature Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

5) Composition and American/Ethnic American Literature - Teach courses in composition, American literature, and African American literature. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Desirable: Two years of full-time college teaching experience, expertise and teaching experience in cultural studies or film and/or young adult or children’s literature. Address applications to Composition and American/Ethnic American Literature Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

Candidates must specify the position they are applying for in their application materials in order to be fully considered. Application packets for each position must include letter of application, curriculum vita, 1-2 page essay on teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Primary consideration will be given to applications received on or before March 1, 2011. Official transcripts and background check are required prior to hire.

LINK 1, ad for 5 positions below

LINK 2: ad for 3 developmental English positions, applications due April 1

Deadline: Review Begins March 1

Acknowledgment received: 3/21

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 3/29; phone interview scheduled for position 4, 4/13;

Campus interview scheduled: 4/4 (for position 3)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer has been accepted for position 3

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2011

Explanation of positions circulated by email: "Due to five retirements, two deaths, and one resignation, the Department of English and Humanities at Shawnee State University is extremely short-handed this year. A composite ad for the first five positions was published on February 3, and our response rate has been lower than is typical. I realize the ad came out late, and I realize that an advertisement for that many positions can be seen as a red flag (a sign that there's terribly something wrong with Shawnee that has caused a mass exodus from our department). I also realize that many times, there is a surge of applications right before the deadline (we stated that the review of applications would begin March 1). Unfortunately, our second composite ad (for the remaining three positions) was just published this week (review to begin April 1). Now I'm worried that those last-minute applications won't materialize because potential applicants will assume that our funding was cut, that we have three jobs instead of five, and that the jobs we do have aren't as desirable as the ones we originally posted. We really do have 8 open positions! If you know anyone who would be interested in one of the following positions, please pass the ad along and encourage him/her to apply. Thanks, Debra Knutson Chair, Department of English and Humanities Shawnee State University Portsmouth, OH 45662"

Slippery Rock University (PA)Edit

Slippery Rock University invites applicants for a full time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in English beginning August 2011. Responsibilities: Assigned workload is four courses per semester, including, but not limited to, the teaching of English Education courses such as Practicum in the Teaching of Writing and Writing for Electronic Media, as well as college composition and introductory literature courses. Responsibilities would also include student advisement and functioning as a liaison between the English and the Secondary Education departments. Department and university service and scholarship are also expected. Excellent salary and benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or Ed.D. with an emphasis in English/Language Arts or literacy required, though ABDs will be considered if their degree programs are completed on or before August 2011. Applicants must have preparation, experience and scholarship in the area of Secondary English Education (e.g. the teaching of writing, reading, and literature). Also required are a commitment to excellence in teaching and experience in teaching English/Language Arts at the secondary school level. Successful performance in an on-campus interview, as well as a teaching demonstration, is also required. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to the education of diverse populations. Preferred Qualifications: College level teaching experience preferred in introductory composition and literature. Academic preparation in a secondary concentration, preferably film studies or creative writing (poetry emphasis preferred), is preferred.

Online Applications Only: Go to https://careers.sru.edu

Please provide sample syllabus and assignments for college-level first year writing or literature courses, film or creative writing courses, or English Education courses by uploading as "other document" in required documents.

Also provide graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment, if offered the position), and course and/or student evaluations, if possible. Transcripts and student evaluations should be mailed to: William Zeiger, Search Chair, Department of English, 313 Spotts World Culture Building, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Higher Ed Jobs (posted 1/4/10)

Deadline: Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 11, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Children's 2011 / English Education

Southern Arkansas UniversityEdit

"Tenure-track position to begin August 2011. Specialization in one or more of the following areas desired: secondary English education (with experience in teaching at the secondary level), composition and rhetoric or American literature. Duties include teaching freshman composition, sophomore world literature courses, and upper division English courses in area of expertise; scholarship and service are also expected."

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: by mail 11/3 (1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/11 (per Early American 2011)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/16 (per Early American page)

Offer made: late Jan

Offer accepted: late Jan

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Early American 2011, 20-21 c. American 2011 & Children's 2011
  • Did anyone else try to submit materials through the e-mail address provided, and get notice that the address is incorrect or not functioning? I tried twice and couldn't get it to work...any thoughts? Now I think it's too late to mail by snail mail....
  • I think there's still plenty of time to get the application in via US mail (10/12) . . . the deadline seems to be rolling, too. . .
  • There's still time. Plus UPS (and I believe FedEx) can both guarantee next day shipping.

St. Gregory's University (OK)Edit

St. Gregory's University, a Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts community (est. 1875), seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in English and English Education beginning August 2011 (pending final budget approval). Candidate should be broadly trained. Ph.D. in English required for tenure track position. ABD considered if doctorate near completion. Secondary teaching experience preferred. Specialization in literature, composition, and/or English Education desirable. Responsibilities include teaching composition, literature, and English education courses, as well as supervising teaching candidates and helping administer our new but growing Education program.

SGU has approximately 750 traditional and adult students. Candidate should be able to accommodate change and growth at the university and should value the education of diverse populations. We are committed to excellence in teaching, and the ideal candidate will value clear communication and effective instruction. Shawnee is a small, multicultural city in the Oklahoma City metro area. Candidates must be supportive of and willing to contribute to the Catholic and Benedictine identity of the university.

Send letter of application, vita, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, St. Gregory's University, 1900 W. MacArthur Drive, Shawnee, OK 74804, attention Dr. Ron Faulk, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. Application materials may be sent electronically to hr@stgregorys.edu or via mail service. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled which will be announced on the SGU web site.

LINK (posted 12/21/10)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: March 28

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

St. Mary's University (TX)Edit

The Department of English & Communication Studies, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2011. Suitable candidates must possess teaching experience or background in some or all of the following: literature, composition, rhetoric, and multimodal literacies. PhD in literature, composition, rhetoric, or closely related area required. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in scholarship in the discipline. Send cover letter, CV, and letters of recommendation to Search Committee/ English & Communication Studies / St. Mary's University / San Antonio, TX 78228-8535.

LINK

Deadline: Applications submitted by Feb. 15, 2011 will receive priority consideration; all applications considered until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Has anyone received an acknowledgment of your application? A: nope! (2/21)
  • A2: After writing to the chair of the department, I received a very courteous response from the chairs of the search, who informed me that they've just begun reading files. They hope to begin phone interviews by the end of March. Good luck to the both of you above.
  • Thank you! (2/22)
  • Just wondering if anyone has heard anything yet about this job. (3/22)
  • A: nothing. Not even an ack (3/28)
    • Same here.
    • Went to the university's employment website. The job ad has been removed. Don't know if the job search has been canceled or what. (4/13)
    • They are in talks with the university to recommend one of the finalists for the job. So, consider this one closed (4/13).
    • Whoever is hired should be thrilled to live in San Antonio. It's a wonderful place to live.

SUNY College at Old WestburyEdit

LINK (Chronicle)

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury, a diverse four-year, public, suburban institution, is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in English commencing Fall 2011. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses either day or evening or some combination in U.S. British Multicultural Literature and some composition to a highly diverse student population and will act as departmental liaison to student English and Poetry societies. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Future graduate teaching in Master of Arts in Teaching program anticipated.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in English required for appointment as Assistant Professor; A.B.D. required for appointment as Instructor. Some college teaching experience required. Composition-rhetoric, creative writing and popular culture experience desirable. Must be student centered with strong service orientation.

Deadline: April 5

Acknowledgment received: 4/6 via email

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011 & Anglophone 2011

SUNY Geneseo (VAP)Edit

MLA JIL (7/8/11)

SUNY Geneseo Department of English seeks a temporary, one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, or Lecturer, to teach introductory writing and literature courses. Prefer applicants with an interest in rhetoric/composition, digital humanities/new media, or global literatures. PhD or MFA (creative writing) preferred, ABD considered. Apply online at http://jobs.geneseo.edu and attach cover letter, vita, and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange for three recent letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Paul Schacht, Chair, Department of English, Welles Hall 226A, State University of New York College at Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Tennessee Tech UniversityEdit

LINK

"Full-time, academic (nine month) tenure-track appointment, beginning August 1, 2011.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned PhD in English by the time of appointment from an accredited institution with dissertation or other significant research in any one of the following areas (listed in alphabetical order): Contemporary Literature in English, Ethnic American Literature, Milton or other Early Modern Literature, or Postcolonial Literature. College-level teaching experience required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The successful candidate will be a generalist who will teach general education courses in composition and/or literature, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in literature. Teaching load is 4/4. "

Deadline: Jan. 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 2/17 acc. to Renaissance page.

Offer made: From Renaissance page: "early March (declined)"

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Invitation to apply for 1-year position within rejection for the tenure-track post: 4/12/11

Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2011, Modern British 2011 & 20-21 c. American 2011

Towson University, VAP (multiple positions)Edit

Chronicle

Visiting Assistant Professor of English. One-year appointment, with possible one-year extension, beginning August 2011.

Available positions:

  • British Literature specialist, any period;
  • American Literature specialist, any period;
  • Technical Writing specialist: areas of teaching specialization may include information

design; design, layout, and production; or web-based writing and design;

  • Professional Writing specialist: sub-fields may include

business writing, grant writing, editing, related fields of writing for the workplace, or advanced composition.

All candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of a promising research agenda. Four-course load each semester. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Professor H. George Hahn, Chair, English Department, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252-0001. Deadline June 9 2011. Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: June 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2011


Trinity International University (Illinois)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "Trinity International University seeks a literature PhD beginning fall 2011 with particular aptitude in Renaissance/Romantic literature who is also enthusiastic about teaching general education writing (research/rhetoric) and literature (genre) courses. Applicants should evidence strong Christian commitment and a desire to serve on a highly-motivated undergraduate faculty in a growing liberal arts program."

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: From Renaissance 2011: "Interview scheduled for 11/15, interview scheduled for 12/10"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Central ArkansasEdit

American Literature Generalist: The University of Central Arkansas English Department seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track generalist in American literature at the assistant professor level, to begin in Fall 2011. The successful candidate may have a specialization in any aspect of American literature. Teaching load will usually consist of general education courses in literature (including world literature), with occasional sophomore level surveys or courses in the candidate's field.

LINK

Deadline: Applications should be received by January 15, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/21/11; stated that offer had been made.

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Findlay (OH)Edit

Full time tenure-track faculty position in English to begin in August 2011 in the College of Liberal Arts. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in contemporary literature (British or American) as well as first-year composition, and have the ability to cover post-colonial literature and related courses.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: email 12/14

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: rejection email for TT position after MLA interview 1/14

Phone interview scheduled: (MLA interview) 12/16(X1)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 & Modern British 2011
  • To the person whose interview is scheduled--did your email state it was for tt or a ntt? I applied for the tt, and got a request for a ntt interview.
    • I'm not the original poster, but the email I received about the MLA interview specified that it was for the tt position.
    • I, too, am not the original poster, and my email for an MLA interview specified that it was for a tt position.

University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX)Edit

The University of the Incarnate Word is currently seeking an Associate Professor of English to teach Technical/Professional Communication and Composition, and World Literature Studies courses when required.

Primary responsibilities include teaching in Technical/Professional Communication and Composition. Instructors prepare lessons, teach in the classroom and advise students, and provide individual help in office hours. Consistent scholarship in the individual's field is required of tenure track faculty members.

Required Education:PH.D. in Composition/Rhetoric by August 2011 and preparation to teach World Literature courses

LINK (Inside Higher Ed)

Deadline: Review of Applications will commence January 10, 2011.

Phone interview scheduled: 2/15

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Notes from Rhet/Comp page: "I was informed via email (after my phone interview above) that the search was cancelled due to Texas State budget cuts to Educational Grants."

Cross-posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2011

University of Nebraska at KearneyEdit

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): language specialist to teach Grammar, Linguistics, and History of the English Language. The faculty member will teach upper-division and graduate courses on a rotating basis. This position also includes regularly scheduled courses in composition and General Studies literature. (Base load is 12 hours a semester, with scholarly reassignment for those who qualify for a 9-hour load. Required: PhD in English by August 2011 with dissertation in any of the three areas listed above . . . Preferred: All secondary areas considered, with a preference for medieval literature.

LINK

Deadline: Applications completed by December 15, 2010 will receive full consideration. Application review continues until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Nebraska at OmahaEdit

The Goodrich Scholarship Program, an academic department of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, has a humanities (English) position for a tenure-track assistant professor, beginning 2011/2012 academic year. The university and Goodrich have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. Required: a Ph.D. (preferably in the humanities) in hand or at the time of job offer, a master's in English and some experience teaching college freshman English composition.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications begins 1/17/2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Phone interview 3/29 (4/4 or 4/5 your choice) x2

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 5/18

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

QUESTION: Any news on campus interviews??? (4/15)

HAS ANYONE BEEN CONTACTED REGARDING CAMPUS INTERVIEWS??????

Rejection letter states a candidate has already been chosen (5/18).

  • H-Net says application review begins 1/17/11, but Omaha HR site says review begins 10/22/10. Did anyone apply to this position and hear from them? A: I applied and I saw the mis-matched dates. And no, I have not received ack. yet (2/16)

University of New HavenEdit

The University of New Haven has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning fall semester 2011. Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate would teach three to four courses a semester: composition, composition and literature, creative or applied writing, specialized literature. Other responsibilities include a program of scholarly activity, student advising, committee service, and participation in departmental activities. Qualifications: A PhD in creative writing or an MFA in creative writing and a PHD in literature are required; publications of creative prose writing are also required. Preferred candidates would have a background in one or more of the other current needs of the department: critical theory; applied writing, e.g. business writing; literature.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 11/29

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at CreativeWriting 2011

Last year at this time they had a job posted everywhere for a literature professor (generalist)--No one received back for applications, there was never any follow up about the job -- not a peep out of them, despite many of us who contacted the department several times. I don't know if this is a new position, or the one from last year with the added desire for someone with professional ability to teach creative writing.

A colleague of mine told me to be cautious when dealing with New Haven's English department. They have had difficulties with promotion of faculty (in 2005-06) and have also struggled to maintain their new lines for hire. I agree with the previous comments as well, as I had contacted them about their search in 2009 and did not hear anything. Good to hear I was not alone in this process. Best wishes to all of you.

Just wanted to mention that they have removed their job posting from Highered and from their own HR webpage. Two conclusions might be made from their actions. Either they enjoy posting job openings as a yearly rite of passage, only to never contact any potential candidates about said openings. Or, they are suffering from a severe dose of underfunding and their potential hires have been taken away from them by their administration. Any of you already working at a college or university are well aware of how contract agreements written to protect the future of departments and programs can be changed without hesitance. I've seen agreed upon hires at colleges cut in half without any justification. AAUP seems to have the right rhetoric, but does not have much power in correcting or preventing this problem. If so, we would not be seeing the same situation (2- year agreements) popping up across the country.

University of Texas at TylerEdit

From MLA JIL (12/23):

The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor/Writing Scholar In-Residence position in English starting fall 2011. Candidates with specialties in professional writing and/or rhetoric/composition with a secondary concentration in literature are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities: teaching composition, rhetoric, writing, and literary survey, developing writing courses at undergraduate and graduate level, conducting research, and providing university service. Requirements: Ph.D. or ABD in Composition/Rhetoric, English, or a related field. Compensation will be competitive based on credentials. To apply: send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for four references, and supporting documents to Dr. Hui Wu, Chair, Department of Literature and Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75799. Review will begin on February 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Hui Wu at hwu@uttyler.edu or visit http://www.uttyler.edu/news/jobs.php.

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin-Barron CountyEdit

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of English. Contract begins August 26, 2011. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English prior to start date is required. Record of successful college teaching is preferred. We seek an individual with expertise primarily in teaching college composition. Also desirable are interest and/or experience in teaching world literature, using instructional technology, teaching online writing courses, and teaching in a writing-related interdisciplinary learning community. RESPONSIBILITIES: Typical teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester to include three first-year courses and one sophomore-level writing or literature course. Responsibilities will also include overseeing and anchoring the campus' interactive television (ITV) program, which offers college-level composition courses to area high schools. Courses will include Composition I and Composition II on a regular basis, plus Technical Writing and/or Intermediate Composition. The literature course will draw from one of our International Literature surveys and/or Twentieth Century Novels of the World. Excellence in classroom teaching is required. Innovative teaching and integrating technology into the classroom is expected. This tenure-track position also requires scholarly activity in the discipline and/or in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Service expectations include assisting with student recruitment, engaging in campus activities, serving on institutional committees, and participating in discipline-specific community service.

LINK

Deadline: Assured consideration date is January 10, 2011; position will remain open until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/29 by email

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin-MarshfieldEdit

Title: Assistant Professor of English Appointment: Tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of English. Contract begins August 26, 2011. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, prior to start date. Candidates with a record of successful teaching in freshman composition, creative writing, and literature at the undergraduate level are preferred. Responsibilities: The teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester, which will typically include three sections of writing and one section of literature. Candidates who have expertise in creative writing, as well as in British literature, world literature, and/or postcolonial literature will receive special consideration. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline and/or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

LINK

Deadline: Assured consideration date is January 10, 2011; position will remain open until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin-River FallsEdit

Assistant Professor in English Education, Literature, Composition/Rhetoric, beginning August 2011. Evidence of successful teaching in schools, grades 6-12, and teaching certification; familiarity with secondary English classroom practice; expertise and research interest in the theory and methods of teaching English in secondary environments. Teaching courses for secondary English education students, English teaching methods. Responsibilities include supervising student teachers. Second field open. Background in multicultural literature and culture and previous university teaching experience are assets. Required: Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience. The normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester.

link

Deadline: Review of Applications will begin on January 2, 2011. For full consideration, please submit all application materials by this date.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin-StoutEdit

Chronicle

University HR

Tenure-track, entry-level assistant professor position beginning August 2011. We seek candidates with the potential to become excellent teachers who are interested in teaching courses in Freshman Composition and General Education Literature. Expertise in American Literature, Film Studies and Digital Humanities is preferred. Willingness to use technology in the classroom is essential as we are a laptop campus. Expertise or interest in on-line delivery is desirable. Degree in English or a related field; Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Ph.D. is expected within a year of hiring. Scholarship is required for promotion and tenure. Department/university service and student advising are expected. Willingness to pursue grants a plus. Menomonie is nestled in the highlands of Western Wisconsin, an hour's drive from Minneapolis/ St. Paul. For a more detailed description of the position please see our Web site: http://www3.uwstout.edu/english/jobpostings.cfm Employment contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Send letter, vita, copies of transcripts, evidence of teaching potential and names of three references to Composition and Literature Search Committee, Department of English and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751. Application must be postmarked by February 18, 2011. No Fax or e-mail applications considered.

Deadline: Feb. 18

Acknowledgment received: 2/22 (mail) 2/27 (mail with EO survey) x2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/15 (mail) x2

Phone interview scheduled: 4/13

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterEdit

From MLA JIL (11/05):

Department of Languages and Literatures. Full-time tenure-track position beginning 24 August 2011. Generalist with broad background in literature and composition. Responsible for teaching upper-level general humanities core curriculum course and Freshman English courses. Experience teaching composition and literature required. PhD in Comparative Literature or Humanities preferred. ABD considered with preference given to candidates with graduate or extensive undergraduate work in philosophy and/or religious studies. Visit www.uww.edu/employment/unclassified.html for position details and application instructions. AA/EO employer. Finalist background check conducted before hire.

Link to HR

Deadline: Applications received by 5 January 2011 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise noted.

Acknowledgment received: 1/21 by mail (x4)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/22 by mail

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Acknowledgement letter notes there were close to 200 applications.
  • That is a really low number considering that other area schools (some with worse reputations) got 300, on average. I think the school did a really good job writing a job post that disuaded applicants from applying because no one (save a lit/comp professor who also teaches an interdisc class on the philosophy of god) would really be qualified. I applied, reluctantly, because of my strong record of teaching lit and comp, not because of a strong background in phil or religious studies. So, I'm really curious as to who they are going to ultimately hire.
  • Has anyone heard anything beyond the initial acknowledgement? (3/21)

Wartburg College (IA)Edit

"Full-time, tenure track position beginning fall term 2011, includes excellent benefits. Teach seven undergraduate courses or equivalent per year distributed among Fall, Winter, and May terms from among the following areas: British literature, general education courses including composition, introductory and specialized courses in the major. Advise majors and minors. Develop and teach departmental and general education courses as needed. Engage in scholarship and service activities appropriate to a college with a liberal arts emphasis.

Required: PhD with a research focus in British literature, college level teaching experience in British Literature and composition, ability to demonstrate a record of dynamic and creative teaching, and a willingness to support the mission of the college. Preferred: Strong candidates will be generalists capable of teaching the full British literary survey, with a demonstrable interest in teaching interdisciplinary courses in our general education curriculum. Candidates who complement departmental strengths through scholarship or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas are desirable: history and structure of English, cultural studies, drama and/or poetry. Willingness to conduct biennial courses in England also desired."

LINK

Deadline: Screening of applicants begins December 1; we accept applications until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 11/23; 12/5

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 2/2 (phone interview)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

West Liberty University (WV)Edit

The Department of Humanities invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in English, in any area of specialization. All members of the English faculty teach a mix of composition and literature courses appropriate to their expertise. Candidates should have a commitment to excellent teaching and college service, including participation in student advising, recruitment, and retention. Doctoral degree is preferred, ABD candidates may be considered. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and includes a comprehensive benefit package. Anticipated starting date: August 16, 2011.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (ad posted 11/11)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: offer made and accepted around 2/14

NOTES:

Anyone else balk at the all the docs they want for an initial application?

Sometimes it is HR that sets up those requirements (transcripts are absurd, though). For a very interesting discussion on this issue, you might check this link on the Chronicle boards: http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,73543.0.html

Any known updates on this search?

  • I don't have any particular, confirmed information about this position. But the radio silence (as of 2/25) led me to their human resources page, where there is currently a conspicuous absence of an English position. Other faculty postings still appear with original list dates similar to this job. Cancelled search? Something else?

William Paterson University of New JerseyEdit

LINK

English. Assistant Professor. To teach rhetoric/composition with an emphasis on professional writing. Subspecialties of interest include children's and British literature. The successful candidate will be expected to serve the department's First-Year English program and undergraduate major, as well as the newly established M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing, and the University Core Curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in critical writing and in teaching technical, business and professional writing incorporating technology-intensive objectives. PhD required. Publications and college-level teaching experience required.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Worcester State University (MA)Edit

The English Department seeks a generalist with strengths in 20th century and contemporary American literature, especially the poetry, to teach surveys, literature electives, and composition for a tenure-track position. Preference may be given to applicants with interest/experience in teaching creative writing (poetry). Requirements: Advanced ABD or Ph. D. required.

LINK

Deadline: Not Stated (job posted Sept. 28, 2010): "All applicants will apply through Interview Exchange by the deadline of December 15, 2010."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: From 20-21 c. American 2011: "request for phone interview via email (1/28) (request came through HR system)"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: per 20-21 c. American: Offer Made 3/30. Under Consideration.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 & CreativeWriting 2011
  • Job Advertisement [see LINK] says the deadline is 15 December: "All applicants will apply through Interview Exchange by the deadline of December 15, 2010."

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