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This page is dedicated to academic jobs in German. The jobs found here are added by individuals as well as drawn from sources such as the MLA job listHigher Ed Jobs, the Chronicle of Higher EducationInside Higher Edjobs.ac.uk, and other lists and websites.

Click here for the 2016-2017 list

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Please add jobs with the following format:

Name of college/university, title/rank, preferred area(s) of specialization, application due date, link to job ad.

As job search progress indicators become available, add the type of information and date. The link to a job description can be deleted after the application due date. After an offer has been accepted, please underline the name of the institution so that we can easily see which positions have already been filled.

For example:

  1. Midwest Dreamland U16/17th C, due 11/1/17
    • writing sample requested by email 12/1
    • phone interview scheduled 12/15
    • MLA interview scheduled 12/20
    • on-campus interview invitation 1/15
    • offer extended 3/15
    • offer accepted 3/25
    • rejection letter received 4/1

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions  Edit

  1. Auburn U (AL), asst. prof. due 11/1/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/17 (x3)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 12/1 (x2)
    • Offer made, 2/7
    • Offer accepted, 2/21
    • Rejection letter received, 3/6 (x2)
  2. Ball SU (IN), asst. prof. due 11/19/17, link
    • phone interview requested, 12/1 (x3)
    • on-campus interview invitation, 12/21
    • offer made, 2/6
    • offer accepted, 2/15
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled, 3/26
  3. Bucknell U (PA), open rank, German-Jewish lit. & culture, due 10/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 10/24
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 11/10
    • Rejection email received indicating position has been filled, 3/5
  4. Colorado C, asst. prof., modernism/20th C culture, due 11/1/17, link
    • Skype/MLA interview requested, 12/16 
    • Position filled (reliable second-hand information)
  5. C of DuPage (IL), asst. prof., experience with ESL preferred, due 1/15/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/19 (x3)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 3/6
    • Position filled (reliable second-hand information)
  6. Gettysburg C (PA), asst. prof., open, due 11/1/17, link
    • MLA interview scheduled, 11/20 (x4)
    • Rejection letter indicating position has been filled, 2/22 (x6)
    • They had 150+ applicants
    • Offer accepted, link
  7. Kennesaw SU (GA), asst. prof., open, due 10/17/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 10/30 (x3)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 12/4
    • Rejection letter received, 12/5 (x10)
    • Offer extended and accepted, link
  8. Longwood U (VA), asst. prof., due 11/1/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/6
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 12/14
    • Rejection letter indicating position has been filled, 2/9 (x3)
  9. Montana SU, asst. prof., review begins 12/1/17, link
    • interview requested via phone call, 12/8
    • Skype interview scheduled via email, 12/12
    • on-campus interview scheduled, 1/16
    • offer made, 2/9
    • offer declined, 2/13
    • offer has been made and accepted, 4/7
  10. Northern Michigan U, asst. prof, due 2/15/18, link
    • Rejection letter received, 2/28 (x6)
    • on-campus interview scheduled, 3/6
  11. Oakland U (MI), asst. prof., pre-20th C and feminist or queer theory, link
    • MLA interview scheduled, 12/22 (x2)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 1/18
    • Rejection email received indicating position has been filled, 3/8
    • offer accepted, link
  12. Reed C (OR), asst. prof., post-1700, due 11/10/17, link
    • MLA interview scheduled, 12/8 (x3)
    • additional materials requested, 1/8
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 1/17 
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 2/28
    • Offer extended, 3/29 & accepted
  13. Sam Houston SU (TX), asst. prof., generalist, review until filled, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 4/11 (x2)
    • on-campus interview invitation, 4/19
    • Rejection email received indicating position has been filled, 5/11 link
  14. US Naval Academy (MD), asst. prof., review begins 11/17/17, link
    • MLA interview scheduled, 12/4 (x2)
    • Offer made and accepted 3/30, link
  15. U of British Columbia, asst. prof., due 11/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/22 (x3)
    • Rejection letter received, 12/5 (x4)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 12/21
    • Position filled, 2/20, link
  16. U of California Berkeley, asst. prof., pref. for post-War lit., due 11/3/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/22
    • On-campus Interview scheduled
    • Rejection letter received, 12/14 (x7)
    • Offer made & accepted
  17. U of Chicago (IL), asst. prof., due 11/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/5
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/20
    • Offer made, 2/23
  18. U of Cincinnati (OH), asst. prof., review until filled, link
    • HR website says job has been filled
    • Rejection email, 6/6 (x2)
  19. U of Rhode Island, asst. prof., German for professional purposes, review begins 10/30/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/4 (x5)
    • On-campus interview requested, 11/16
    • offer made and accepted, 12/21 
    • rejection letter received, 3/6 (x2)
  20. U of South Carolina-Upstate, asst. prof., translation/interpretation, link
    • Skype interview requested, 1/26 (x3)
    • On-campus interview scheduled
    • Rejection letter received (no on-campus interview), 3/20
    • Offer accepted, 3/18  link
  21. U of Wisconsin-Madison, asst. prof., early Germanic, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/1
    • offer accepted, link
  22. Valparaiso U (IN), asst prof., generalist, due 11/17/17, link
    • MLA interview scheduled, 12/8 (x2)
    • On-campus interview requested, 1/13
    • Offer accepted link
  23. Virginia Tech, asst. prof., Goethezeit, due 11/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/5 (x2)
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/27
    • Offer made, 2/19, and accepted, 2/20, link
    • Rejection letter received, 3/16
  24. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA), asst. prof., due 10/15/17, link
    • References contacted, 11/17 (x5)
    • interview requested, 11/22 (x2)
    • Rejection received (after campus interview), 2/2
    • Rejection email indicating search is concluded, 5/7

Senior Faculty Positions Edit

  1. Johns Hopkins U (MD), Kurrelmeyer Chair of German, due 10/15/17, link
  2. Michigan SU, founding Director of the School of Language Sciences & Literary and Cultural Studies (SLS&LCS), review begins 10/16/17, link
  3. U of Colorado Boulder, visiting senior scholar in German Studies, for either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, review begins 2/15/18, link

Visiting/non-tenure track/term limited faculty positions Edit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18

  1. Baylor U (TX), 1-yr. visiting lecturer, due ASAP, contact Ann_McGlashan@Baylor.edu
  2. Bloomsburg U (PA), 1-yr. instructor, due 3/24/18, link
    • Phone/Skype interview requested, 5/14
    • Offer made (5/29) and declined
    • Offer made (6/12) and declined
  3. Colby C (ME), 1-yr. faculty fellow, due 1/15/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 1/29 (x3)
  4. C of Charleston (SC), visiting asst. prof., review begins 2/9/18, link
    • Request for Skype interview, 2/23 (x3)
    • Campus interviews scheduled, 3/4
    • Offer made & declined
    • Rejection letter indicating search has been completed, 4/25
    • Offer made & accepted (reliable 2nd-hand)
  5. C of William & Mary (VA), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 4/10/18, link
    • Request for Skype interview, 4/20 (x2)
    • offer made and declined, 5/11
  6. C of Wooster (OH), visiting asst. prof., due 2/2/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/21 (x3)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 3/7
    • Offer made & accepted
  7. Concordia U (Montreal), 1- to 3-yr. position, due 3/30/18, link
  8. Davidson C (NC), 2-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 4/10/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/16
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 4/23
    • offer made and accepted, 5/14
  9. Georgia Tech, GLACT postdoctoral teaching position in German, due 2/1/18, rolling link
    • Contacted for Virtual Interview, 2/21 (x2)
  10. Hamilton C (NY),  3-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 3/26/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/3
    • Offer made and declined
    • Offer made and accepted, 5/8
  11. Hamilton C (NY),  2-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 4/10/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/17; 4/18 (x3)
    • On campus interview scheduled, 4/21
    • On campus interview scheduled, 4/24
    • Rejection Post Interview
    • Offer made and accepted, 5/14
  12. High Point U (NC), visiting asst. prof., due 12/20/17, link
    • Contacted for Skype interview, 1/26 (x3)
    • Additional materials requested, 2/14 (x2)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 2/16
    • On-campus interview invitation, 2/23 (x2)
    • Contacted for follow-up Skype interview, 5/2
    • Offer extended, 5/4
    • Offer declined, 5/5
  13. Kansas SU, visiting asst. prof., review begins 5/7, link
    • Skype interview requested, 5/9 (x3)
    • Informed offer has been made, 5/21; 6/5
  14. Lafayette C (PA), visiting asst. prof., due 3/21/18, link
    • Skype-interview requested, 3/28 (x2)
    • Rejection letter received after Skype interview, 4/16
    • Rejection letter (no Skype interview), 4/17
    • Offer made and accepted
  15. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1-yr. lecturer, due 4/30/18, link
    • Email indicating that position has been filled, 6/21
  16. Miami U (OH), 1-yr visiting asst. prof./ instructor, review begins 4/13/18, link
    • Request for Skype interview, 4/16 (x2)
    • Offer made and accepted (reliable 2nd hand)
  17. New C of Florida, 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 4/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/8 (x3)
    • Follow-up phone interview requested (x2), 4/23
    • Offer extended, 4/24
    • Offer accepted, 5/4
  18. Oberlin C, lecturer/faculty-in-residence, no due date given, link
    • Interview requested, 8/2
    • Offer extended, 8/7
  19. Occidental C (CA), 1-yr. full-time adjunct asst. prof., due 4/30/18, link
    • Request for Skype interview, 4/7
    • Deadline is 4/23 Not 4/30. Original Deadline was supposed to be 4/15.
    • Offer made and accepted, 5/14
  20. Pacific U (OR), 1-yr visiting asst. prof., review on-going, link
    • Request for Skype interview, 4/16
    • Campus visit scheduled, 4/23
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled, 5/23
  21. Sewanee: U of the South (TN), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., review begins 3/12/18, link 
    • Skype interview request, 4/10 (x4)
    • Request for follow-up phone interview, 4/23
    • Offer made, 4/24
    • Offer declined, 5/2
    • offer made and declined, 5/10
  22. Stanford U (CA), 3-yr. lecturer, due 4/16/18, link
    • offer made and declined, 5/14
    • rejection via mailed letter, 5/31
  23. Syracuse U (NY), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 4/13/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/23
    • Offer made and accepted (reliable 2nd-hand)
    • Rejection email, 6/6
  24. Transylvania U (KY), 1-year VAP, due 4/22/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 5/2
    • Rejection letter indicating position has been filled, 5/31
  25. U of Arizona, 1-yr. full-time adjunct lecturer, review begins 3/1/18 link
  26. U of Colorado Boulder, 1-yr. full time visiting asst. prof., review begins 6/5/18 link
    • Offer made and accepted, 6/14
  27. U of Connecticut, 1-yr. asst. prof. in residence, due 1/12/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 3/15
    • Rejection email indicating the position has been filled, 7/19
  28. U of Denver, 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., possible renewal for 2nd year, due 5/28/18, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 5/23, 5/31, 5/30
    • Rejection email indicating posiiton was filled, 6/12
  29. U of Maryland, College Park, 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., environmental humanities, due 11/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/30 (x3)
    • Offer made (reliable 2nd hand information)
    • Offer accepted (reliable 2nd hand information)
  30. U of Mississippi, full-time instructor, review begins 6/1, link
  31. U of Nebraska Lincoln, 1-yr. lecturer, review beings 4/3/18, link
    • Request for a video-conference interview, 4/23
    • Rejection email indicating that the position has been filled, 5/18
  32. U of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1-yr. full-time teaching asst. prof., review begins 5/2/18, link
  33. U of North Carolina Wilmington, 1-yr. full-time nonrenewable lecturer, priority consideration deadline 3/9/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 3/15 (x3)
    • Offer made, 4/9
    • Offer accepted
  34. U of Richmond (VA), 1-3 yr. visiting asst. prof., review beings 3/30/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/11 (x4)
    • rejection after Skype interview, 4/20 (x2)
    • offer made and declined, 5/4
    • offer made and declined, 5/8
    • offer made and declined, 5/14
  35. U of Virginia, 1-yr. post-doc, due 3/30/18, link
  36. U of Virginia, lecturer/NTT asst prof., due 4/10/18, link|link
  37. U of Virginia, 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., review begins 5/7/18, link
    • Rejection email indicating no interview for candidate, 5/23
  38. Wabash C (IN), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 2/25/18, link
    • Rejection letter indicating position has been filled, 4/20
  39. Washington U in St. Louis (MO), 1-yr. teaching postdoc, due 4/23/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 5/2 (x4)
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled, 5/23
  40. Whitman C (WA), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 2/12/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/12
    • Offer made, 3/9
    • Offer accepted, 3/11
  41. Willamette University, 1-year VAP, due ASAP, link
    • Skype interview request, 6/25
    • Offer extended, 6/29
    • Offer accepted, 7/3

Applied Linguistics/Language Coordinator/Pedagogy/Program Director Positions Edit

  1. Brown U (RI), visiting asst. prof., review begins 5/11/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 5/16 (x2)
    • Rejection letter indicating offer was accepted, 5/24
  2. Columbia U (NY), lecturer/senior lecturer, due 11/1/17, link
    • MLA interview requested, 11/22 (x4)
    • Campus interview requested, 1/15
    • Offer extended and declined (reliable seccond-hand information)
    • Offer extended, 3/8
    • Offer accepted, 3/12
  3. U of Cincinnati (OH), asst. prof. educator; director of Basic Languages; review begins 3/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 3/9 (x3)
    • On-campus interview invitation, 3/24 (x2)
    • Offer Accepted (reliable second-hand information)
  4. U of Rhode Island, asst. prof., language and applied linguistics, review begins 11/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/15
  5. U of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lecturer of STEM-German / Director of iSTEP, priority deadline 3/29, open until the position is filled, link
  6. U of Wisconsin, associate faculty associate, due 4/27/18, link
  7. U of Texas at Austin, asst. prof., due 11/15/17 extended to 12/1, link
    • Email: committee plans to meet later this week to select Skype interview candidates, 12/4
    • Rejection letter received, 12/8 (x3)
    • Skype Interview requested, 12/8 (x3)
    • Invitation to Campus Interview, 12/9 (x1)
    • Offer accepted, link

Renewable non-tenure track lecturer/instructor positions Edit

  1. Baylor U (TX), lecturer, due 11/1/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/1 (x5)
    • On-campus interview scheduled, 2/26
    • Offer accepted
  2. Carleton C (MN), lecturer, due 12/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 1/30 (x4)
    • On-campus interview requested, 2/7 (x2)
    • Offer extended (reliable second-hand), 3/7
    • Rejection email received indicating position has been filled, 3/20 (x2), 3/22
    • Offer accepted, 4/16, link
  3. Gustavus Adolphus C (MN), one year with anticipated continuation, due 3/25/18 link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/10 (one of only 4 candidates being interviewed), 4/12
    • Rejection letter after Skype interview, 4/18
    • Rejection letter (no Skype interview), 4/18 (x2)
  4. Illinois SU, renewable lecturer position, review begins 4/1/18, link
    • Offer made, 5/21
    • Offer accepted, 5/24
  5. Northwestern U (IL), asst. prof. of instruction, due 2/9/18, link
    • Skype interview requested (reliable 2nd hand information)
    • Rejection letter received, 3/15 (x3)
  6. Penn SU, multiple-yr lecturer/Asst. Teaching Prof., review begins 4/27, link
    • Skype interview request, 5/22
    • One job offer accepted 6/13 (reliable second hand information)
    • Second offer accepted (reliable second hand information)
  7. Texas A&M U, instructional asst. prof., due 4/15/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/19
    • Skype interview requested, 5/22
    • Email indicating position is filled, 6/14
  8. Texas Tech U, asst. prof. of the practice, due 12/31/17, link
  9. U of British Columbia2-yr. lecturer, due 3/15/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 3/20
    • offer made and declined, 5/11
  10. U of Chicago, 2-year renewable lecturer, due 6/23/18, link
  11. U of Chicago, 1-year renewable lecturer, due 6/23/18, link
  12. U of Iowa, lecturer, contemporary German lit. and culture, due 2/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/14
  13. U of Pittsburgh (PA), visiting lectureship with possibility of renewal, due 2/16/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/22 (x2), 2/23
    • Offer extended (reliable second-hand), 3/7
  14. U of South Dakota, instructor, due ASAP, link
    • Skype interview requested, 5/18 (2x)
    • On-Campus interview scheduled, 5/28
    • Rejection email indicating position is filled, 6/22
  15. U of Texas, San Antonio, senior lecturer, due 7/2/18, link
    • Skype Interview requested, 7/17
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled, 7/27
  16. Yale U (CT), lector, due 12/15/17, link
    • Skype interview requested, 1/15 (x2), 1/17
    • Rejection letter received 2/1 (x3),  after skype interview 2/1 (x2)
    • Offer accepted, link

Spring 2018 Positions Edit

  1. Cornell C (IA), German studies instructor, link

Faculty Positions outside of Canada and the U.S. Edit

  1. Durham U (UK), asst. prof., due 12/17/17, link
    • Rejection Received, 1/31 (x2)
  2. National U of Singapore, lecturer/senior lecturer, due 10/15/17, link
  3. Cardiff U, Professor in Modern German Studies, due 7/01/18, link https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKO626/professor-in-modern-german-studies/  

Multi-Language Faculty Positions Edit

  1. Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities (IN), instructor of German and Russian, due 12/1/17, link
  2. Texas A&M U, lecturer of German and Russian, due 4/15/18, link
  3. U of Arizona, asst. prof., intercultural competence (2 positions, incl. German), due 11/20/17, link. Also posted at Interdisciplinary Humanities and Liberal Arts 2017-2018, Ethnic Studies 2017-2018, Spanish and Portuguese 2017-2018, and French and Francophone Studies 2017-2018.
    • Posted in French and Francophone Studies : "Request for Skype in early Jan via email [12/21]"
    • One offer accepted by a Germanist (reliable 2nd-hand source)

Other Germanic Languages Edit

Other German-Related Faculty Positions Edit

NOTE: German History positions are posted at European History 2017-18

  1. U of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Central European Studies (incl. Hungarian), due 11/13/17, link. Also posted at Russian/Slavic 2017-2018.

Demographics Edit

Change the count in the category to which you belong. This permits us to have somewhat of an overview on the nature of the market demographics in German Studies. 

ABD (early): 

ABD (will finish this academic year): 15

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 20

PhD in hand (employed full-time; Senior Lecturer; looking for tenure track): 1

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 1

Assistant Professor: 4

Associate Professor: 5

Full Professor: 

Search Committee Member: 3

Lurker: 1

Concerned grandmother: 1

Faculty "Job Coach": 1 

Discussion Edit

  1. Two requests: Please do not delete any position that has been added. If a search has been cancelled, strike through it. Please also check before adding a new position to see whether it might already be in a different section. If you disagree with where the position has been placed, discuss the categorization in this section rather than simply duplicate it.
    1. Positions that are open rank = tenure track faculty + senior faculty. Should be listed in both. (Some things, studies have shown and experts agree, are more than one, not either / or ... )
    2. The purpose here isn't to deny that some jobs could reasonably be placed in multiple categories. It's just to make things easier once people start posting status updates.
    3. Idea: post it in both categories with request for people to post update status updates under tenure track.
    4. This is becoming needlessly complicated. Senior faculty positions are only for already tenured faculty whereas the tenure track positions are either expressly for or open to non-tenured applicants. Positions that are open rank or adv. asst. have in the past been listed in the first section.
  2. Q. (Ball SU) Does anyone know why their system asks applicants to upload their own LoRs? Am I to understand that they want non-confidential letters of recommendation?!
    1. This is most likely due to a miscommunication between the dept. and HR rather than a request for non-confidential letters.
    2. According to their search committee head, Ball State just implemented the job site this year and this was not something the department anticipated HR doing. They're in communication with HR right now about fixing it. 
    3. HR has resolved the issue. 
  3. The Naval Academy job is now listed on the USNA website.
  4. The Ball State German/Russian Instructor job is actually at the Indiana Academy of Science and the Humanities, a magnet school for advanced high school students. We can list it here, but it's not a college/university position.
  5. Anyone know anything about the U Chicago search? The interfolio link seems to be inactive. Was it cancelled?
    1. U of Chicago isn't actually using Interfolio for submissions; it's using a local job site. There seems to be a problem with the job site though too. I was able to access the Interfolio page advertising the position. I recommend contacting the job site's administrative email (ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu) and the department contact person, Ingrid Sagor (isagor@uchicago.edu), especially as letters of recommendation are instructed to be sent to her email.
    2. I am able to access the application site here . You should be able to find the listing by searching with the job posting number from the Interfolio page linked above (03483)
  6. Has anyone heard anything about the Oakland University Job? Have they contacted first-round interviewees?
  7. Oakland, anyone?
    1. Campus visits? Has Oakland sent those invitations out yet?
    2. Haven't heard anything yet. My guess is that several interviews were probably postponed to skype because of the weather in NYC, and thus it might take longer?
    3. Good point. I suppose that's the case for a lot of positions that had MLA interviews this year.
  8. Has anyone heard about USC Upstate?
    1. job site says Skype interviews to be conducted in January 2018. They will likely contact people after the holidays.
  9. Has anyone heard about Worcester Polytechnic Institute?
    1. I was told (after having a phone interview with them) to expect to hear from no later than the end January.
  10. U of Cincinnati posting: Has anybody figured out how to get into the actual online application? I can set up a profile but the link they give for the actual position kicks me back to the jobs home page. >>> solved: turn off adblocker and/or use Safari.
    • Follow-up question: has anyone heard anything about their TT position in film and culture yet (first hand, second hand) that wasn't the auto-generated email from HR notifying applicants that their applications were under review?
    • Nope, just that. My suspicion is that this was a pro forma call for applications, but obviously I don't really know.
  11. Northern Michigan University: Did anyone else receive an e-mail that they had "not met the minimum qualifications? Thanks!
    1. Yes, I got the same email. (x3)
    2. Yes. WTF? (x3)
    3. Besides being untrue, it seems pretty cruel. Are they that desperate to pretend their inside candidate is the only possible good candidate?
    4. IDK if they're desperate, per se. The message looks like poorly thought, auto-generated text from HR. It just looks like they had a difficult time getting around the whole "let's make it look like a legitimate search to HR" thing. Sloppy on their part, really. 
    5. Agreed. I sent a reply asking them if this was an error message, as I did meet the minimum qualfications. I know it is pointless, but I thought I would call out the unprofessionalism to their attention. 
    6. "Please do not let this discourage you from applying to other positions for which you are qualified." - just WOW. I did not realize I applied for a senior faculty position at Harvard. My bad.
  12. U of Nebraska Lincoln: Just a fair warning, this position was made possible through a grant and is advertised as a 9-month position at $31,500. You can finally teach a graduate seminar while still earning a graduate student's salary.
  13. Sam Houston SU- So, is everyone expected to send non-confidential LoR for this position? I've attempted to get in touch with their department multiple times with zero response to my messages. 
    1. Can't get a response on this, either...anyone??!
    2. Yep, sent in the same e-mail. No response. 
    3. Ok, the chair's secretary got back to me and said, "They can be confidential letters.  If you would like to email them, please just include a word document for each recommendation in your application that they will be sent directly to the department. All letters are kept in my office confidentially and shared only with the search committee." The chair's secretary is April Darby and it's her email that's used as the contact email in the advertisement. 
  14. To user Morganlefay66: Please be aware that several users are monitoring this wiki and can see when you make deletions/ formatting changes to entries.
    1. I have reversed Morganlefay66's update.
  15. Does anyone know how long the anticipated VAP position for the College of Charleston is for? It doesn’t specify in the job ad.
    1. One year, I believe. They said in the interview they hope/plan to do a tenure-track search next year.
  16. Does anyone have news on the status of the High Point or University of Iowa jobs?
    1. Don't know. Also had good interviews with them last month, but crickets since.
  17. Has anyone heard anything from Wabash?
    1. Friend of a friend says they had mid-March Skypes and are inviting people to campus now one-by-one.
  18. Is there any news from Pacific University? Thanks!
    1. I got an invitation for a Skype interview late yesterday 4/16
  19. Could someone explain why links to sites where job hiring announcements are made are repeatedly being reversed?  It appears that Inma99 is responsible for this.  It seems to me that if the announcement of a hire is made on a graduate school's website, it is perfectly acceptable for that information to be posted next to the job listing.  Moreover, it has been standard practice in previous years.
    1. Yes, please do not delete that information.
    2. Dear Inma99: please stop reversing this update. This is an act of vandalism to a communally-constructed Wiki. To any moderator: is there a way to prevent Inma99’s repeated deletion of information?


20. Metoo alert. Chair in Foreign Languages at Kennessaw State has multiple sexual harrassment allegations made against him at previous jobs, particulary against young female faculty. That would be something good to know going into the job.