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Updated 1/30/08 9:33PST
- Wayne State
WSU scheduled; would candidates mind sharing their historical fields?
- Ethnic American/Modernism (for all candidates)
Q. Congrats! How many candidates were invited total? 4
- Asst prof of humanities-someone who studies how theories are embedded in material objects
- any news?
- writing sample request via e-mail 11/30, no news since
U. of Oregon (Comp. Lit) TT Asst. Prof.
- Ad claims they are seeking strengths in critical theory, early modern, postcolonialism, or psychoanalysis, +/or queer theory, translation theory, visual culture. Deadline: Nov. 5
- App. submitted 10/29; ack. received by post on 11/8.
Also posted at comparative_literature.
UC Irvine (Full Professor)
- Review begins Oct 15
- Campus visits occurred early Dec
U Colorado - Boulder (gender studies)
- Receipt ack.
Brown U (Americanist position and gender studies)
- Ack. via post 11/26
Wayne State Assistant Prof., Feminist Theory/Queer Theory/Gender Studies
- Writing sample request via email, 11/12 (3)
- Rejection email notification 11/20 (3)
- Q: For those who've received a rejection email, had you previously received a writing sample request via email? A: No. Just a rejection.
- Q: For those of you who got writing sample requests, have you heard anything? I would think something would have been scheduled or we too would have gotten e-mail rejections. Any thoughts? A: Last year Wayne State scheduled MLA interviews on 12/20. That same day they sent e-mail rejections, presumably to those from whom they had requested writing samples but did not choose to interview. Perhaps they just run a bit late?
- MLA interview scheduled (12/18) (5)
Rutgers Asst. Prof., Media Studies
- Rejection email notification 12/18
Please Leave Space for GNU Box.
Northern Michigan University (History of Literary Theory)
- Review begins Nov 19
- Dossier request 11/26
- Phone interview scheduled (01/16)
UNC-Chapel Hill (assistant prof of literary theory) dept. of english and comp lit
- Deadline: 12/1
Also posted at comparative_literature
- Ack. received by post 12/3 (app. submitted on 11/16)
- Writing Sample request (12/4)*
- EVERYONE received an email asking for one; the committee stated that it neglected
to make it mandatory in the posting.
- Actually, I didn't get this sample request; the MLA ad I responded to (downloaded 10/25, not sure if/when it changed) asked for "applications and at least 4 letters of rec." I sent my app, including a writing sample, and received a print confirmation on 11/5, no word since. Anyone in a similar boat?
- I also submitted an application with writing sample back in mid-November and have not received any additional email asking for writing sample etc.
- Same here. I took the liberty of sending a sample ("application materials" was so vague)
and just received acknowledgment on the 3rd. My take is that they asked anyone who hadn't originally submitted a sample to then do so. Guess we're lucky that we get first read-throughs!
- I only found out about them wanting a writing sample request through this wiki, never heard from department itself at all. Rushed a publication to them that I could literally pull out of a drawer in my campus office and post to them asap, since I had no idea how far along they were in their deliberations. Maybe I should have taken the time to add additional samples...
- MLA Interview scheduled, 12/12 (3 people)
- To the interviewee: were you asked specifically for a second writing sample?
Had you sent one initially? Also, would you mind revealing your field?
- How many people have had interview requests so far (and also, if you don't mind revealing your fields in some way that you don't find compromising...?)
- Also, did others have the impression from the MLA ad that the sc was interviewing on-campus, not at MLA?
- I assumed MLA interviews from the ad (I'm the one who had to send in an offprint asap, didn't get contacted for an MLA interview)
- A: I didn't send a writing sample initially, then they e-mail and asked me for one. A few days
later, the interview.
Rejection letter received (1/18). Note that some of the above confusion is due to the two separate searches - one poco theory, one general theory that UNC listed on the MLA
Rejection letter received 1/18 (literary theory)