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New Page for Jobs that Start in Fall 2012 or later: Medieval 2012

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Medieval (Update and Demographics)Edit

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Page last updated: Tuesday, June 7, 12:00 pm EST



Medievalist Wiki CountEdit

(please add yourself under the appropriate heading and also update the total)

Anglo-Saxon/Old English: 6

Middle English: 35

Anglo-Saxon/Middle English: 9

Comparative Medieval: 14

Medieval/Renaissance: 9

Germanic: 1

Lurker: 4 ME lurkers ; 1 OE/ME lurker

Total: 77

Demographics:Edit

ABD (early): 2

ABD (will finish this academic year): 25

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer): 25

Assistant Professor: 14

Associate Professor: 3

Full Professor: 0

Search Committee: 0

Lurker: 1

TOTAL: 66

Template (please use this form for posting new jobs but do not delete template)Edit

Position Title:

Link:

Deadline:

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:


Medieval Jobs 2011Edit

Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: able to offer courses in Old and Middle English literature, but who will also be able to connect this literature with history and culture, in a way that will make medieval studies relevant to the twenty-first century

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received via email: November 5; November 6; November 15

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 14 (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews have been scheduled and some completed

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)Edit

From MLA JIL (November 12)

Description: Two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in Medieval English literature and culture beginning in the fall of 2011. In particular, Bowdoin seeks scholars whose research and teaching can connect disciplines across campus. Fellows are expected to teach three courses each academic year and contribute new courses to the Bowdoin curriculum.

Deadline: December 1 (review of applications begins)

Rejection (no interview) via email: February 22

MLA interview scheduled via phone: December 17 (x4)

Rejection (after MLA interview): February 22 (by means of a very nice email)

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: October 29

Acknowledgment received via email: October 13; October 28 (x2); October 29; November 2 (x2); November 8; November 17

Self-Addressed Postcard Acknowledgements: November 4 (x3)

Rejection (no interview) via email: December 17 (x10)

MLA interview scheduled via phone/email: December 15 (x5)

Rejection (after MLA interview): January 11 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: January 11

Rejection (after campus interview): January 31

Offer made: February 10

Offer accepted: An offer has been accepted.

NOTES:

Brown University (Providence, RI)Edit

LINK

Description: "full professor of English with tenure in all fields of literature in English before 1700"

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials via email: November 17

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: [from Renaissance wiki: "MLA interviews were scheduled the week of Dec 13, by email"]

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: from Renaissance page: "Has been made (to a well-known medievalist)"

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Central Methodist University (Fayette, MO)Edit

Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor; Medieval/Early Modern British Literature

Description: Ph.D. in Medieval/Early Modern British Literature by August 2011; 4/4 workload will include upper-division Medieval Literature, History of the English language, Modern Grammar, and upper- and lower-division literature and writing courses.

Link: [1]

Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately

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:


Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI)Edit

LINK

Description: "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." Secondary area of interest in women's literature and culture and feminist critical approaches desired.

Deadline: October 22 (for priority consideration)

Acknowledgment received via email: October 22 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview completed: November 12 (interview completed--based upon note from British Open page)

Rejection (after phone interview):

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)."

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Colby College (Maine)Edit

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Link: [2]

Description: a medievalist specializing in Chaucer and Middle English literature, for a one-year replacement for the 2011-12 academic year beginning September 1, 2011

Deadline: March 21 (review of applications begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype interview scheduled: April 18 (x3)

Rejection (after Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

    • Has anyone heard anything since Skype interviews?
    • Not a word. I assume I'm out of the running; they said that they'd be deciding on a short list around 4/27, if I understood them correctly.
    • I've heard nothing either--and I understood the same date for the short list.

Connecticut College (New London, CT)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: Specializations within the field may include Europe and Islam, gender and sexuality, visual studies, history of the English language, empire and national identity, and eco-criticism.

LINK

Deadline: November 1 (for full consideration)

Acknowledgment received via email: October 14, October 28 November 1, November 2 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Video-conference interview requested: November 8 (x4)

Rejection (after video-conference interview):

Campus interview scheduled: November 19, November 22 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Possibly a failed search.
    • How do you know?
    • I'm not the same poster as above, but I was told by someone at Conn College that the search had failed.
    • I'm the original poster, and yes - I heard from someone in the dept at Conn.

Cornell (Ithaca, NY)Edit

Position Title: Tenure-track position in Medieval Studies

Description: A PhD in a relevant field is required. We seek a scholar with a strong commitment to research and teaching in Medieval Latin, and with a secondary interest in any aspect of Medieval Studies or related fields.

Link

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received via email: October 18; October 21; October 28; November 3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview) via snail mail: December 6 (x5), December 8

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ)Edit

Position: Tenure-track assistant professor for a joint appointment in Medieval literature and rhetoric and composition.

Description: The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in medieval literature, with a strong background in the history of the English language and experience teaching freshman writing. A certificate in rhetoric and composition would be an additional strong advantage.

Link

Deadline: December 1 (for priority consideration)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 9 (x3); via phone: December 12, December 17

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: January 25

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA)Edit

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

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: December 8, December 9

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Florida International University (Miami, FL)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/05) - LINK to FIU Job Site

Position: Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level

Description: Ph.D. in English, with specialty in medieval studies. Graduate study that includes Anglo Saxon language and literature and History of the English language is desirable.

Deadline: December 3

Acknowledgment received via email: November 16

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled by phone: December 13; December 14 (x3); December 17 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 7 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES:

Fordham University (Rose Hill, Bronx campus)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to participate in the scholarly activities of Fordham’s interdisciplinary Medieval Studies program. Various specializations will be considered.

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: October 15

Acknowledgment received via email: October 4 (x2); October 13 (x3); October 14; October 18 (x3); October 19 (x2); October 21; October 22

Request for additional materials via email (dossier, dissertation abstract, writing sample): November 5 (x12)

Rejection (no interview): February 8

MLA interview scheduled via phone: December 9 (x4)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 11 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

Furman University (Greenville, SC)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Late Medieval English literature

Description: Teaching load is five undergraduate courses each year, including upper-level literature, introductory English linguistics, history of the language courses, and first year seminars.

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received via email: September 20; November 4; November 8; November 15

Request for additional materials via email (letters of recommendation): December 8 (x2)

Rejection (no interview) by email: March 2 (x2)

MLA interview scheduled by phone: December 21

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: February 9

Offer accepted: February 11

NOTES:

Gordon College (Wenham, 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 via email: October 19

Request for additional materials: December 10

Rejection (no interview): December 1, December 10 (x2)

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 14

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: (from Renaissance page) Yes (heard March 24)

NOTES:

  • Two-page statement of Christian commitment required

Hebrew University of JerusalemEdit

Title: Assistant/Associate/Full professor of English

Description: Specialists in pre-1800 British literature

Link: http://www.hum.huji.ac.il/new.php?cat=3223

Deadline: October 3

Interview scheduled:

Rejection:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Hood College (Frederick, MD)Edit

Link

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: "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

Acknowledgment received via email: October 20; October 27; November 12 (x3)

Request for additional materials via email: November 22 (x12)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled via phone or e-mail: December 20 (x7)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: January 17 by email (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 19 February

Offer accepted: 27 February

NOTES:

  • Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011, Generalist 2011 & British Open 2011
  • Request for more materials letter stated that they had over 400 applicants and had asked for additional materials from 53 applicants.
  • Chair of search committee said on phone that they're interviewing 20 candidates at MLA.

Houston Baptist UniversityEdit

Position Title: full-time faculty English Literature Professor

Link: from HigherEdJobs

Description: Chaucer scholars will be preferred. Knowledge of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) and Middle English will be expected. Successful candidates will possess the ability to teach Literature from a Christian worldview including English Literature survey courses, Great Works of Literature survey courses, upper-level English Literature courses, and English Composition (Writing for Wisdom).

Deadline: review begins immediately

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials via email: February 11

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:

  • The university lists four open positions in various areas and states that two will be for 2011 and two for 2012 (but it doesn't say which two will be for 2011).

Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: medieval to sixteenth-century literature. We welcome subfields in global/comparative early literatures, history of the book, and/or queer studies.

LINK

Deadline: November 10

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled by phone: December 17 (x5)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

Mesa State College (Grand Junction, CO)Edit

Title: Assistant Professor of English/Early Literatures in Translation

Description: 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. The ability to teach structure of the English language is desirable.

LINK

Deadline: November 22 (review of applications begins)

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview requested: December 2 (x2)

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled via phone: December 14

Rejection (after campus interview): February 10

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

McDaniel College (Westminster, MD)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: Medieval literature, with Renaissance as a secondary specialty

LINK

Deadline: November 1 (review of applications begins)

Acknowledgment received via email: October 18 (x2); October 27; October 28; October 29 (x2); November 1

Rejection (no interview) via email: February 25

MLA interview scheduled via phone: December 2 (x3), December 3, December 6

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: January 10

Rejection (after campus interview): February 14 (by mail)

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

  • Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011
    • Rejection letter said there were 155 applicants.

New York University (New York City)Edit

Link

Position: Assistant Professor -- Drama

Description: "We seek a candidate in any field of English, American, or Anglophone drama before roughly 1890, with a preference for applicants working in the medieval period, the Restoration, or the nineteenth century. The ideal candidate will have completed the PhD in English, Theater, Performance Studies, Comparative Literature, or any other related field, and will be prepared to teach surveys of Western drama as well as courses in his or her field."

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials (writing sample) via email: December 12

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled by email: December 22

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Northern State University (South Dakota)Edit

Position Title: tenure-track Assistant Professor of English

Description: Specialization in medieval literature and able to teach the history of the English language. Experience teaching beginning Latin and/or secondary education preferred. Expertise incorporating technology in their teaching highly desired.

Link: [3]

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: June 6

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor Position in Medieval and Renaissance European Literature and Related Arts

Description: The successful candidate must have training and expertise in this broad period’s culture and thought and in (at least) one continental literary tradition. Teaching (six courses/year) comprises courses that analyze major ‘texts’ in translation. Folkloric texts and classics of several European traditions provide materials for period survey, literary genre, and critical, cross-cultural, thematic (in the synoptic “Great Books” tradition) courses at all undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will teach, besides his/her specialty, other challenging courses examining literature and other creative media (cf Departmental web page). Possible “specialty areas” include Medieval Paris, Renaissance Florence, Renaissance Narratives, the Picaresque, etc.

Link: on MLA JIL and reposted on CHE December 6

Deadline: November 1 (may have changed when job was reposted but no new deadline is listed in the ad)

Acknowledgment received via snail mail: November 20; November 22; November 23; November 26 (x2); December 1

Rejection (no interview): December 22 (x1)

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 16

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: February 24

NOTES:

  • Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011
  • This position is officially advertised as "Assistant Professor of Humanities-Classics"

Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)Edit

Position: Assistant Professor of English

Description: specialization in Medieval and Renaissance British Literature. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in poetry writing, Native American literature, and/or linguistics/history of language.

Link: [4]

Deadline: April 29

Acknowledgment received via snail mail:

Rejection (no interview): June 6 via email

Phone interview scheduled via email:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled by phone:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: [This job was originally posted in the fall and then canceled. It was reopened at the end of March.]

  • Email received October 28: "It is with sincere regret that I write to inform you that the hiring process for the position in Medieval and Renaissance literature for which you recently applied has been suspended. I apologize for this notice coming so close to the application deadline, but news of the hiring suspension came forward from the administration just today. Should the hiring process be reinitiated, there is no need to re-apply, as your application materials will remain in the system; we would contact you to gauge whether or not you wished to remain in the candidate pool."
    • MLA listing has also been updated to confirm that the job has been cancelled.
  • Just got an email (March 24) that the job position has been reopened. The job will be re-posted soon at https://ocucareers.silkroad.com:443/okcufacu/EmploymentListings.html
  • Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (Erie, PA)Edit

LINK

Title: tenure track

Description: "Pre-20th-Century British literature with a sub-specialty in technical writing and editing. The successful candidate will contribute to both the Literature and Professional Writing tracks within the English major."

Deadline: October 11 (review of applications begins)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 1

Campus interview scheduled: January 21, according to Renaissance page.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: February 18 (according to Renaissance page)

NOTES:

Providence College (Providence, RI)Edit

Link

Position Title: Assistant Professor of English

Description: Tenure-track assistant professorship in Medieval Literature. Demonstrated scholarly expertise in Old English literature is desirable. Ability to teach history of the English Language is also desirable.

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received via email: October 18; October 26; November 17 (after query); November 19 (x5)

Rejection (no interview): February 8

MLA interview scheduled by phone: December 16 (x2), December 17 (x4)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 15 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

Rutgers (Camden Campus, NJ)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: a primary specialization in Medieval Studies. Complementary secondary areas of expertise of particular interest to the department include classics, comparativist studies, digital humanities, political theory, critical theory, and/or discourse studies

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: November 5

Acknowledgment received via email: October 18 (x2), October 26; November 3 (x5); November 4; November 7

Request for additional materials via email: November 15 (x12)

Rejection (no interview): April 2

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 14 (x5)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: January 10 (x2), January 11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: February 10

Offer accepted: February 14

NOTES:

  • Interestingly, my rejection letter thanks me for interviewing with them at MLA, yet I did not have an interview at MLA. Did anyone else get the wrong rejection letter? (Letter stated 150+ applicants and 13 MLA interviews)
    • Me too.
    • Make that four--about the wording of the letter. My first paranoid thought was that I had (somehow) missed a notification about an interview. My second paranoid thought was that perhaps there was an impersonator out there!
      • I had the same first paranoid thought (but not the second).

Rutgers U (New Brunswick campus, NJ)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received: November 1; November 3

Rejection (no interview) via email: December 23 (x3)

MLA interview scheduled by phone: December 14 (x3); December 15

Rejection (after MLA interview): January 15

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 8 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer has been made and accepted.

NOTES:

Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)Edit

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor (one-year sabbatical replacement)

Description: Research and teaching experience required in Medieval literature. Experience teaching expository writing is also required. Additional expertise in Critical Theory is desirable. The teaching load is 3/3, which includes one themed expository-writing course each semester.

LINK

Deadline: Review begins immediately (posted in Chronicle on 12/17)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): April 27 (x2)

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Notes:

  • "All applications will be acknowledged; phone interviews are likely in January, though interviews at the MLA convention are a possibility."
  • Anyone heard anything from Skidmore? My application was never acknowledged.
  • What was the selection process for this job? The rejection letter says "once again thank you," but I had never received any communication from these folks, and I sent in my application four months ago. Did they have phone interviews in January? or at MLA?

Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: Tenure track Assistant Professor of English to teach linguistics and an area of British Literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a student-focused department. The successful candidate will contribute to three growing programs: the BA and MA in English, and the PhD in rhetoric. Ability to teach Medieval or 18th Century British literature helpful.

Link

Deadline: November 1 (review of applications begins)

Acknowledgment received via email: October 28; November 4 (x3)

NOTES:

  • Cross-posted at British Open 2011
  • Email received December 20: "Unfortunately, because of budget constraints, this position has been cancelled."

Tufts University (Medford, MA)Edit

Link

Position Title: Assistant Professor position in the field of pre-modern theatre

Description: Areas of expertise may include classical, medieval, Renaissance, or Baroque theatre. Experience in college-level teaching and directing plays with student actors is strongly preferred. Research in foreign languages and ability to teach pre-modern dramatic theory also are preferred.

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • under Theater 2010-2011 it says "Campus visits have been scheduled." Anyone have more specific info?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Alaska (Fairbanks)Edit

Position Title: Term Assistant Professor of English Language and Linguistics (one-year position)

Link: Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 17)

Description: secondary expertise in medieval literature. Teach courses in traditional and modern grammar, applied linguistics and survey/specialty medieval courses

Deadline: January 20, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: February 2

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: February 2

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)Edit

Position title: tenure-track Assistant Professor

Description: Medieval literature with a strong interest in linguistics and/or rhetoric.

Posted on MLA JIL (December 17).

Deadline: January 21

Acknowledgment received via snail mail: January 8, February 22

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): March 14

Phone interview scheduled via email: February 7 (x2)

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: March 18

Offer accepted: March 23

NOTES:

University of California, BerkeleyEdit

Description: The Scandinavian Department at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Old Norse, at either the Assistant or Associate level. We seek candidates with expertise in the field of Old Norse literature, broadly defined. As the members of the Scandinavian Department all work across disciplines, we require that candidates for this position also exhibit expertise in a secondary field. Historically, secondary fields among our faculty have included Folklore, Film, and 18th- and 19th-century Nordic literature; we would also welcome such fields as Art History, Cultural Studies, and Comparative Literature, to offer some examples. Strong ability in a modern mainland Nordic language (Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, or Swedish) is required; ability in modern Icelandic would be a welcome plus.

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: December 1 (postmark)

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:

  • Not strictly speaking "medieval," but medievalists often have expertise in this area. Cross-posted at Comparative 2011

University of Colorado at BoulderEdit

Link

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of English

Description: Teaching expertise in Chaucer and/or Anglo-Saxon preferred.

Deadline: October 20 (review of applications begins)

Acknowledgment received via email: October 13 (x2), October 14, October 18, October 19 (x2), October 20, November 1

Request for additional materials (writing sample, up to 40 pages, and dissertation abstract): November 15 (x11)

Rejection (no request for more materials) received via snail mail: November 26; November 27(x5), November 29 (x6), December 7, December 10, December 14

Rejection (after request for more materials, no interview): December 28(x1)

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 13 (x6)

Rejection (after MLA interview) by email: January 11 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 11 (note: reported by someone who does not have a campus visit)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: March 18 by phone

Offer accepted: March 22

NOTES:

  • Rejection letter mentioned over 180 applicants.
  • Two offers were made and accepted, one at the assistant professor level and one at the tenured associate level.

University of Fribourg, SwitzerlandEdit

Link

Position Title: Associate Professor

Description: The successful applicant will teach 6 hours a week in each of two semesters of the academic year. Teaching will include introductory English language courses in Old English and Middle English as well as advanced courses at the BA and MA level. In addition, the appointee will supervise MA and PhD theses. Classes are taught in English. However, the successful candidate is required to take on administrative duties and have a working knowledge of at least one of the official languages of the University (French or German).

Deadline: January 31

Acknowledgment received via regular mail: December 24, January 6 (postmarked December 21)

Request for additional materials: March 7 by email

Rejection (no interview): postmarked March 9

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: March 28 by email

Rejection (after campus interview): August 3 (!!!)

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES:

University of MaineEdit

From MLA JIL (10/15)

Title: Lecturer (joint appointment with Department of English and Honors College)

Description: either Medieval or Renaissance literature; experience in Honors education, in both literary areas and in writing instruction preferred

Link to University Job Posting

Deadline: November 15 (review of applications begins)

Acknowledgment received via email: November 3, November 4, November 9, November 16, November 18

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled by email: January 12; January 13 (x3)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled by email and phone: January 27

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Massachusetts (Boston)Edit

Position Title: one-year, full-time Lecturer

Description: Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per term at the sophomore and upper levels. Strong candidates will have experience and training relevant to the teaching of Chaucer, the Medieval Period, and a modified survey course: Five British Authors. Interest and ability in teaching the history of English to prospective teachers is a plus.

Link: [5]

Deadline: May 25

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:

University of Nebraska at KearneyEdit

Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Description: Language specialist to teach Grammar, Linguistics, and History of the English Language. This position also includes regularly scheduled courses in composition and General Studies literature. All secondary areas considered, with a preference for medieval literature.

LINK

Deadline: December 15 (for full consideration)

Acknowledgment received via snail mail: December 9

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: February 9

Campus interview scheduled: February 14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Nebraska, LincolnEdit

LINK

"specialist in Early Modern Literatures, for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. The department will strongly prefer those whose scholarship addresses interdisciplinary perspectives, and whose teaching can encompass a wide array of both Medieval and Renaissance subjects and authors; preferred perspectives could include work in ethnic studies, gender studies, performance studies, and Digital Humanities."

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: November 16 by email (x3)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

  • NOTE: according to Renaissance wiki, 2 people received phone calls for MLA interviews on December 7

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of New HampshireEdit

From MLA JIL (11/19)

Position: Non-tenure-track lectureship

Description: Specialization in one or more areas of pre-1800 British literature. The 3-3 teaching load will include literature surveys, Shakespeare, and some composition courses.

Deadline: February 15, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype interview scheduled via email: March 22 (from Renaissance page)

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • A full position announcement and instructions on how to submit an application can be found online at https://jobs.usnh.edu

University of North Carolina, GreensboroEdit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: Possible areas of interest may include, but are not limited to digital humanities, European contact with non-European peoples, studies of gender and sexuality, and eco-criticism.

Link: on MLA JIL

Deadline: October 20 (review of applications begins)

Acknowledgment received via snail mail: October 9, October 25, October 28, October 29, November 1

NOTES: "I regret to inform you that last week the Dean of the College cancelled the search for an Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature because of budget cuts ... We have no indication when this search will be authorized again." By mail, Nov. 20.

University of NottinghamEdit

link (no longer active link)

Position Title: Lecturer

Subfield/description: " Early English Studies – Middle English"

Deadline: September 23

Acknowledgment received: September 19

Request for additional materials: October 5

Rejection (no interview): October 17; October 19

Initial interview scheduled:

Rejection (after initial interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Job begins 1 January 2011

University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)Edit

Link

Position title: Assistant Professor (Old English Literature)

Description: "We expect the candidate to be able to teach Middle English literature; knowledge of Old Norse language and literature is also desirable. We particularly encourage candidates whose research engages issues that intersect with the interests of colleagues in other literary periods and fields; these issues include, but are not limited to, race, community and nationhood; gender and sexuality, literature and the environment."

Deadline: November 15

Rejection (no interview) via snail mail: January 18

Videoconference interview scheduled via email: December 3, December 5 (x3)

Rejection (after videoconference interview):

Campus interview scheduled via phone, then email: December 21, December 22

Rejection (after campus interview): January 21

Offer made: January 19

Offer accepted: Yes. January 21

NOTES:

University of Tennessee (Post-Doc)Edit

From MLA JIL (February 18):

Description: The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for the 2011-2012 Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year fellowship to be held August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012 and renewable for one year. The Haslam Fellowship is open to untenured scholars in any field of medieval or Renaissance studies whose work falls in the period 300-1700 C.E. More information is available at http://web.utk.edu/~marco/.

Deadline: April 1

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: April 25

Offer accepted: April 28

NOTES:

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)Edit

link

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Subfield/description: primarily early modern/late medieval literature and culture, with emphasis in drama

Deadline: November 10

Acknowledgment received via email: October 18; November 8

Request for additional materials via email (letters and writing sample): October 28; November 3 (x2); November 9; November 12 (x2)

Rejection (no interview): December 13 via email (x4)

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 10 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview): January 18

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin-La CrosseEdit

Title: Assistant Professor

Description: Will teach upper-level courses in Old and Middle English literature and Chaucer as well as regular assignments in freshmen composition and early Western literature. Preferred secondary specialties include interdisciplinary studies, gender studies, history of the English language; also attractive are knowledge of the Bible as literature, and classical literatures and/or mythologies.

LINK

Deadline: November 19 (materials must be received)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled via phone: December 12 (x6)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1

Campus interview scheduled: January 26; May 9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: offer turned down March 30; offer turned down April 20; offer made May 13

Offer accepted: May 17

NOTES:

The University of YorkEdit

Position Title: Lectureship in High Medieval Literature (1066-1330)

Description: Beginning in October 2011. Teach High and Late Medieval Literature. Research in the area of High Medieval Literature. The ability to teach Old French will be a strong advantage. Applications from candidates with research interests in medieval literatures outside England will be welcomed, as long as the candidate can teach the literature of medieval England at undergraduate level. The ability to teach post-medieval literature (in English or another language) at an undergraduate level may be an advantage.

Link: https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_YorkUni01.asp?newms=jj&id=42311

Deadline: April 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: NA

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Based on my knowledge of general UK hiring practices, for this job and for the Medieval Latin job also being offered at York, shortlisted candidates will most likely be invited directly to campus for an interview and presentation.

The University of YorkEdit

Position Title: Lectureship in Medieval Latin Literature

Description: Beginning in October 2011. Teach Medieval and Classical Latin and contribute to the teaching of Medieval Literature in English or another European language. Research interests in the field of Medieval Latin literature.

Link: https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_YorkUni01.asp?newms=jj&id=42310

Deadline: April 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled: May 19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Based on my knowledge of general UK hiring practices, for this job and for the High Medieval job also being offered at York, shortlisted candidates will most likely be invited directly to campus for an interview and presentation.

University of ZürichEdit

Position Title: Professorship in English Language (to be filled by 1 February 2011 or later)

Subfield/description:"Applicants should have demonstrated competence in diachronic English linguistics and the history of the English language (in particular Old and/or Middle English); candidates are also expected to be able to teach Medieval English literature. Substantial publications beyond the doctoral thesis are a prerequisite. Courses are taught in English but a functional knowledge of German is required."

Link

Deadline: August 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Interview scheduled:

Rejection:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Medieval English Literature and Culture

Description: Fourteenth- and fifteenth-century literature, including Chaucer; Candidates whose work also positions them to teach Old English are especially welcome. Special areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, comparative literatures, critical theory, digital humanities, drama, and/or gender and sexuality.

Link

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received via email: October 12, October 28 (x3); October 29 (x2)

Request for additional materials: October 5; October 19; October 27; November 1; November 3; November 4; November 5

Rejection (no interview): November 11 via email (x25), December 8 (x3)

MLA interview scheduled via email: December 6 (x6)

Rejection (after MLA interview) by email: January 10 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 10 (x1), January 31 (x1)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: March 1

NOTES:

Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Description: specialization in medieval literature in English and a strong secondary field and/or teaching interest in another area of literary study; will include coverage of Chaucer and other foundational medieval literature at all levels of the curriculum. Teaching will also include courses in other literature, in composition, and in the introduction of literary study to majors

LINK

Deadline: November 8

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled by email: December 13 (x4), December 14 (x2), December 15

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): March 9 (by nice email)

Campus interview scheduled by phone: January 10 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview): February 3, by phone

Offer made: January 31

Offer accepted: February 3

NOTES:

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