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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Christendom College - Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature  - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature at Christendom College seeks a full-time faculty appointment to begin August 15, 2013. This is an entry-level position.

The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load that may include any of the literature courses in the core curriculum, major-oriented courses in literary criticism and/or poetics, and courses in his field of expertise. The department especially welcomes candidates who specialize in medieval literature. A Ph.D. and teaching experience are preferred, but the department will consider particularly well-qualified ABD candidates.

Christendom College, located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church. Our faculty members enjoy being part of a community of Catholic scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching. For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see www.christendom.edu.

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2013.

Interested applicants should provide the following information: 1) a description of their teaching experience and philosophy (addressing particularly the relation of their teaching to the College's Mission); 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; and 5) a sample of scholarly writing.

Please send all materials to Dr. Thomas Stanford, Department of English Language and Literature, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Dr., Front Royal, VA 22630. Please direct inquiries about the position to Dr. Stanford ( tstanford@christendom.edu). Application materials may be sent electronically to the same email address.

Deadline: January 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes--according to an email rejection note received today (3/13).

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Concordia University Chicago - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor, pre-1800 British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Concordia University Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of English (rank commensurate with experience and qualifications), beginning in the Fall of 2013. The department seeks candidates with a specialization in pre-1800 British literature.

Responsibilities will include teaching upper-level courses in Medieval, Renaissance (including Shakespeare) and Eighteenth Century British literature, as well as general education courses in composition and literature. Ability to teach courses in world literature or introductory linguistics is also desirable. Teaching load is 4-4, with an expectation of student advising, service to the university, and ongoing scholarship.

Required Experience: Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching in the environment of a Christian university.

Required Education: Preference will go to applicants with a Ph.D. and teaching experience, but candidates who are willing to complete a terminal degree may also be considered.

Additional Comments: Deadline for applications is February 18, 2013. Please send a cover letter, current c.v., three letters of reference, and post-secondary academic transcripts to: Dr. David Rogner, Chair, Department of English, Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305. Email: David.Rogner@cuchicago.edu

Electronic submissions are encouraged. In addition, the university requires all applicants to complete its online application located on its website.

Concordia University Chicago is a comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Candidates must be able to support the mission of the university as a Lutheran Christian institution based in the liberal arts. Concordia University Chicago does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, marital status or other legally protected status required by law. Because we are an entity of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University Chicago, in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment to persons based on religion.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: February 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

  • [From Renaissance page: "3/13 x3"]

Campus interview scheduled:

  • 4/1, according to Renaissance page.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • end of April, according to Renaissance page.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2013 and British Open 2013

Duquesne University - TT Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The English Department at Duquesne University seeks a specialist in Medieval Literature, with a strong secondary area of expertise preferred, at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), to begin in the fall of 2013. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Medieval Literature, the British Literature Survey 1 course, and courses in early world literature. The ability to develop courses at all levels in secondary areas of interest is also desirable. Scholarship or the strong promise of scholarship is required for consideration. Excellent teaching and the publication of peer-reviewed research is necessary for both tenure and promotion. Successful candidates must be able and willing to teach and work with MA and PhD students. For faculty with established scholarly records, the typical teaching load in the department at the present time is 5 courses per year. The PhD degree is highly preferred, and completion of the degree is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community. Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

To apply, send a letter of application and curriculum vitae by March 18, 2013 electronically to Nora McBurney at mcburne655@duq.edu with “Medieval Literature Search” in the subject line.

MLA JIL 3/1/13

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21313

Deadline: March 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 3/5 (email of receipt from dept. admin.); 3/15

Request for Additional Materials: 3/25 (email) x4

Rejection Letter: 4/23

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 4/12

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Submitted an application and CV before the deadline, but my email bounced back. I resent it 3 times and it seemed to bounce back each time (from the email address listed above).  I eventually submitted through interfolio, but never received an email confirming receipt.  Anyone else have this problem?

Fort Hays State University - TT Asst. Professor - History of English Lang/Medieval Lit./Director of Composition - OFFER DECLINEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20782

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position, beginning August 2013. Completed PhD in English by August 2013 required. Desired qualifications include expertise in Linguistics and History of the English Language with secondary qualifications in Medieval English literature. Position will include the Directorship of Composition and the Writing Center allowing for a reduced teaching load from the regular 12 hours. Clear evidence of teaching excellence and willingness to develop and teach distance-education classes is required. Complete job description at http://www.fhsu.edu/positions. Applications may be submitted through Interfolio via the "Apply to this position" link above. Applications received before 18 January 2013 will be given priority. Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Successful candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

MLA JIL 11/16/12

Deadline: January 18

Acknowledgment received: 1/23 (x1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone): 2/6 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/10 (x1)

Offer made: 3/12; declined 3/26

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2013

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) - TT Asst. Professor - Medieval-17th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Humanities Division of Lewis-Clark State College seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in English literature, medieval through seventeenth century, including Shakespeare. Background in transatlantic studies, gender and womens studies, or ecocriticism welcome. Begins August 2013. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. A record of teaching excellence is expected. All Humanities faculty are committed to teaching composition and general education core courses as part of a 4/4 load. Please visit https://lcsc.applicantpro.com/jobs/ for a complete job description and to electronically submit the following documents: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin January 11, 2013. This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check. LCSC is an EEO/AA/VETS employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 1/9

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • 2/5 according to Renaissance page

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • 3/18, per Renaissance page.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2013

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MN) - FT Asst. Professor [Pre-19th c. British Lit.] - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Specialist in British literature prior to the 19th century, to teach a variety of introductory, upper-level and graduate courses, including Shakespeare, British literature survey courses, and the department’s introductory course in linguistics. In addition, must be prepared to teach composition and writing-intensive general education literature courses. An ability to teach online or hybrid courses is desirable. Teaching load: 12 credits (3 courses) per semester. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, service on MA thesis committees and department committees. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include the following attachments:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references. In addition, please have three (3) professional letters of reference sent directly to Matt Sewell, the Search Committee Chair.
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A one (1) page written statement of your teaching philosophy and research goals

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 21, 2013. Contact Information: Matthew Sewell, Search Committee Chair
English Department
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1166
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-5362
Email: matthew.sewell@mnsu.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ...): Skype interview scheduled (5/29 x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2013 and Restoration/18th-Century 2013

Texas Woman's University - Asst. Professor, Medievalist - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus

Department - English, Speech and Foreign Language

Title: Assistant Professor

Job Code: 13AS-ESFL02

Date Closed: Review of applicants will begin January 14, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, sample course evaluations, sample syllabus, and a writing sample (not more than 25 pages) via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu. All materials must include the position code 13AS-ESFL02 and the candidate's name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2013 and will continue until filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assistant Professor of English. We seek a medievalist in the teacher-scholar tradition to contribute to our BA and MA programs in English and the PhD program in rhetoric. We are a small, lively, engaged department that values collegiality and collaboration, both within the department and across the campus. Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses, including those in the area of specialization, surveys of British literature, and History of the English Language. PhD in English or closely related area required. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching; clear evidence of an active, ongoing program of research (with publications or the strong potential for publications); and a commitment to service, including directing graduate student research. Interests in 17th/18th Century or rhetoric helpful.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 14, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 1/9, 1/14

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/2 (email says another applicant has been selected).

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): Video Interview (2/2 by email)

Campus interview scheduled: Campus Visits in Progress

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I heard today that an offer has been accepted (4/2)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • See NOTES under CANCELLED TWU position in "Pre-1800-British Lit. and Linguistics." (below) This search apparently replaces the cancelled position. [12/20]
  • According to the MLA JIL, this position has been cancelled as well. Is that true, or are they just confusing it with the other position? Does anyone have an update? [1/7] Apparently, this replaces previous search. It is on!

University of Texas at El Paso- TT Asst. Professor- Medieval Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

HR Website

The English Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, specializing in medieval British literature and culture, beginning in the fall of 2013. Candidates specializing in any subfield of medieval literary and cultural studies who show promise of excellence in both research and teaching will be considered. This position includes undergraduate and graduate teaching. The teaching load in the first year is 2/2; thereafter the load is 3/3.  Ph.D. by time of appointment and demonstrated scholarly activity in the field of medieval British literature are required. We are especially interested in candidates committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2013. Submit letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of reference, and writing sample (file size no larger than 2 MB) to Brian Yothers, Director of Literature, through Interfolio or by email at by email at byothers@utep.edu.  

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 1/9 (email x2), 1/14 (email), 1/16 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/12 (email x 4)

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 1/31 (phone) x2

Campus interview scheduled: 12/2 (by phone)

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 3/25

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Washington College (MD) - TT Asst. Professor, Medievalist - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Washington College seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment with specialization in medieval British literature and culture (5th through 15th centuries), including Anglo-Saxon literature, medieval drama, and Chaucer, to begin in August 2013. Desired secondary fields include gender and sexuality studies. A Ph.D. in English is required; evidence of teaching excellence on the college level and potential for significant publication are expected. The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrated commitment to teaching literature and writing as well as interest teaching and mentoring students in a residential, liberal arts college environment. This position involves teaching a 3/3 load including introductory and advanced literature courses. Tenure-line faculty are expected to contribute courses to the college-wide first year writing and research program. Salary is competitive.

Washington College, home to a vibrant literary community, is located in historic Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore, enrolls approximately 1450 students, and is within easy driving distance to Washington D. C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Applicants can learn more about the College at www.washcoll.edu and more about the English department, the Sophie Kerr Series and Prize, and the Rose O'Neill Literary House at http://english.washcoll.edu/

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (with names of references) and a writing sample through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Dossiers (including letters of recommendation and transcripts) will be requested after initial screening; interviews of selected candidates will be via held Skype and on campus. Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins March 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 3/14, 3/17 (auto-email) x 2

Request for Additional Materials: 4/3 (email) x1

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (Skype): 4/15

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - PRE-MLA Deadlines Edit

American University - Assistant Professor of English (Medieval Literature) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks to hire one tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in medieval literature, preferably with theoretical interests. Interdisciplinary and/or comparative training a plus, as is ability to teach both British and Continental medieval literature. Successful candidates will teach upper-level and graduate courses in field of specialization in English, along with a range of General Education courses.

Applications should include a cover letter that describes research and teaching interests, a CV, and a writing sample in English, as well as three letters of recommendation sent directly by scholars familiar with your research and teaching. PhD is required. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Position to start August 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically as an email attachment in .pdf format to Catherine Johnson at cjohnson@american.edu. You may also send them by mail to Jonathan Loesberg, Chair, Department of Literature, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20016-8047. Please direct any questions to Prof. Loesberg at jloesbe@american.edu. For best consideration applications should be received by November 5, 2012.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 5

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 5

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled (by phone) 12/6 x4

Campus interview scheduled: 1/09 x3

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Bowdoin College - Assistant Professor of English (Medieval Literature and Culture) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in Medieval English literature and culture beginning in the fall of 2013. Exceptional candidates in all subfields will be given serious consideration. We welcome candidates whose areas of expertise connect to one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs or to the larger community of medieval and early modern scholars at the College. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to research, a promise of successful scholarly engagement, and dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. Bowdoin has highly motivated students, a two-course per semester teaching load, a junior sabbatical leave policy, competitive salary, and excellent support for faculty research. Ph.D. must be in hand upon beginning appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit letter of application, c.v., writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

http://www.bowdoin.edu/academic-affairs/curriculum-teaching/recruit/english-tt.shtml

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1 and continues until filled.

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 15; Oct. 22; Oct. 25; Oct. 27; Oct. 29 x 2; Nov. 1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Email (no MLA interview): 2/20; 2/21

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA Interview Scheduled (by phone) 12/14 x4

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7 (by phone)

Rejection after MLA interview: 1/7 (by email)

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: Heard through the grapevine that offer made and accepted; not sure when (2/18)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Bristol University (UK) - Two Lectureships in English (Medieval Period)Edit

The University of Bristol invites applications to two full-time permanent Lectureships (Lecturer B) in English Literature, with special reference to the medieval period. Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research in any area of the subject, including Anglo-Saxon literature, are eligible to apply. The successful candidates will have a PhD by the expected start date (1 September 2013), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research. They will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences in order to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the research profile of the Department of English, School of Humanities, and Faculty of Arts. They will also be expected to teach at MA level and supervise postgraduate research students.For further information about the department, see www.bris.ac.uk/english .

Job ad

Deadline: Nov. 30 (nota: applications due Nov 9; shortlisted candidates contacted for writing sample around Nov 30)

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 16,? Nov. 1, Nov. 7 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 11/23 (email) (x12)

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

-As far as I can tell, there is no indication as to what sort of materials/information will be required during the application process. You just have to start the online application and find out. If anyone has done that already, could you report back and let us know what we should have prepared?

-I believe they indicate what the application will consist of in the person specifications/job description .pdf you can download from the ad. In any case, they want a covering letter and vita uploaded, and the online application itself has a bit of EEOC-type stuff, and you plug in your contact info and that of your references.

DePauw University - Assistant Professor of English (Medieval and Renaissance Literature) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

English Department. DePauw University. Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Tenure-track position in Medieval and Renaissance literature beginning August 2013. Ph.D. required; publications preferred; rank and salary commensurate with experience.

Teaching includes introductory and advanced courses in literature, writing-intensive seminar for first-year students, and other writing-intensive courses for majors and non-majors. Candidates should show evidence or promise of teaching excellence and commitment to undergraduate teaching in liberal arts setting.

For information about Department, visit http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/english/. Pre-tenure leave and funding available for professional/curriculum development (http://www.depauw.edu/offices/academic-affairs/faculty-development/).

Submit application letter and curriculum vitae to Harry Brown, Chair, English Department, Asbury Hall, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135. Application review begins October 29 and continues until filled.

DePauw is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

HigherEdjobs.com

Deadline: Review begins Oct. 29th and continues until filled.

Acknowledgment received: 10/10 (email) (x2), 10/23 (x2) 10/25, 10/29 (x2), 10/30, 11/1, 11/5

Request for Additional Materials: 11/6, 11/8 (x4), 11/12 (x5)

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 12/10 (x2)

  • At least one additional MLA interview (scheduled 12/10) also posted on the Renaissance page.

Campus interview scheduled: 1/31 (by phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/22

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • 3/3 teaching load
  • Q: What additional materials did they ask for? A: Writing sample, dossier, teaching materials (I sent a complete teaching portfolio).
  • Q: did anyone else hear back from the search committee for an MLA interview or only 2 people have been scheduled? 

Also posted at Renaissance 2013

Colby College - TT Assistant Medievalist - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with a joint specialization in the literature and culture of the medieval period (c. 5th-15th centuries) and in the history of the English language, beginning September 1, 2013. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose interests are cross-disciplinary, trans-historicist, and comparative.

The course load is five courses per year, including upper-level courses in the candidate's areas of concentration and one section of an introductory writing course, which is taught by all members of the department. Other teaching assignments may include the introductory English seminar, our comparative literature and cultures sophomore-level course, and/or literary and critical theory. An exceptional record of both research and teaching is required. The Ph.D. must be in hand no later than August 1, 2013.

To apply, please send application materials as .pdf or .docx attachments, by no later than November 15, 2012, to Professor Tilar Mazzeo, Search Committee Chair, to: medievalistsearch@colby.edu. Include letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA in January.

MLA JIL 9/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/30- 10/31, 11/5, 11/9 x 1, 11/16

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: by phone 12/11 (x3) [All MLA candidates have been contacted either via phone or email.]

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9 (by phone) [Some campus visits are being scheduled currently.]

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Ghent University - Tenure-Track position in pre-1900 European Lit.Edit

Subject to final approval from university authorities, the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Ghent University (Belgium) will soon advertize two tenure-track positions as docent (equivalent of Lecturer in the UK system and Assistant Professor in the US system) with a focus on academic research. The advertisement will include four disciplines; the two posts will be awarded to the candidates most likely to contribute to the Facultys strong research profile. The Department of Literary Studies wants to draw attention to the vacancy in European literature from Antiquity to 1900, and asks potential candidates to get in touch now, so as to receive detailed instructions on application deadlines and procedures as soon as that information is available. Applications from individuals with expertise in any European literature taught in the department (Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Scandinavian) and any period prior to 1900 will be considered. Applications from individuals with transhistorical, transnational, translingual or interdisciplinary research interests are particularly welcome. This may include but is not limited to:

  • publications or research plans that cover more than one period (for example, studies tracing the development of a concept, trope or textual tradition from antiquity through the Middle Ages or the reception of Classical works in the early modern period).
  • publications or research plans that cover more than one national or language tradition (comparative approaches, the study of influence and imitation across borders, etc.)
  • publications or research plans that create bridges to other departments and disciplines (history, art history, archaeology, history of science, law, philosophy, etc.)
  • publications or research plans that involve innovative methodologies (for example, New Philology, New Historicism, Digital Humanities, history of the book, textual materialism, stylometry, computational philology)

The successful candidate will play a central role in the organization of the new two-year M.A. programme in Historical Linguistics and Literature (ancient, medieval and early modern). This M.A. programme teaches students to decipher texts from earlier periods and to situate them in their wider historical, social, cultural and philosophical context. Coursework focuses on diachronic linguistics, techniques of textual analysis, history of ideas and cultural history as well as period-specific topics in the various languages taught in the department. For more information on the programme, see: tinyurl.com/75hqxvw The successful candidate will also contribute to one or more of the following interdisciplinary research groups at the university:

The successful candidate will play a role in coordinating research collaborations across the language groups and research periods within the department and in establishing bridges between the department and other research units both at the University and beyond. Collaborations could include the development of new course offerings or programmes of study (for example, through Erasmus Mundus) or larger research projects (for example, through HERA: www.heranet.info).

Please note that the candidate must have obtained a doctorate in a relevant field between 1 Feb. 2006 and 1 Feb. 2011. This window, however, may be expanded in the case of medical or maternity leave or extenuating circumstances. If in doubt, please get in touch.

This is a tenure-track position. At the time of appointment, the lecturer and the university will agree upon a set of personalized goals, which will be laid out in an addendum to the tenure-track contract. After a five-year trial period, the lecturer will be granted tenure and promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) provided that s/he has met these goals.

Candidates are encouraged to clarify in their applications not only their past research and publications but also their future research plans and how they might collaborate with research groups and with colleagues both inside and outside the department. It is recommended that candidates give as much detail as possible about future projects and plans including possible sources of funding and the venues to which research will be submitted.

The Department of Literary Studies at UGent is a vibrant community of 168 people, including some 50 fully funded PhD-students and 20 postdocs; the professor will join 27 colleagues specialising in nine languages as well as General and Comparative Literature.

Ghent University is committed to internationalization and welcomes applications from foreign scholars. Knowledge of Dutch is not necessary to apply, but candidates should be willing to learn the language. The International Staff Office assists with the transition and orientation of foreign employees.

The deadline for application is likely to be 15 August 2012 (subject to confirmation), but candidates are advized to get in touch with the contact persons. Formal information on how to apply and the official announcement of the position (including confirmed deadline) will be available at: www.ugent.be/en/news/vacancies/autonomous

See full ad at Chronicle

Deadline: August 15 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Comparative 2013 and Renaissance 2013

King's College London - Lecturer in pre-1300 Medieval Literature (roughly = TT Assistant Professor in the US system) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department seeks an outstanding lecturer in medieval English literature and language, with expertise in literature before 1300 to join Professor Clare Lees and Drs Lawrence Warner and Sarah Salih in developing and extending our research and teaching profile in medieval literary studies. The team also includes Dr Juliana Dresvina, British Academy postdoctoral fellow in later medieval literature, and a flourishing group of doctoral candidates whose interests include Old and Middle English as well as interdisciplinary projects (which are co-supervised with other medievalists in the School of Arts and Humanities, such as French, Theology and Digital Humanities). The department offers an MA in Medieval English: Sex, Gender and Culture, and contributes to the interdisciplinary MA in Medieval Studies (currently convened by Dr Sarah Salih). Medieval English literature at King’s is characterised by its commitment to theoretically informed, multi-disciplinary research, and features research interests in religious literary culture, verbal and visual culture, gender and sexuality studies, medieval textual cultures and the contemporary medieval. Professor Lees is currently the Director of the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (CLAMS), an interdisciplinary Arts & Humanities Research Centre. We would welcome applicants with interests in digital humanities; the contemporary medieval; early medieval cultures in the British Isles; visual and material culture; gender and sexuality.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research and publication as well as exceptional potential as an emerging research leader in the field. Applications from candidates with research interests either in earlier Middle English or Old English literature are encouraged, but candidates will be expected to have broad interdisciplinary research and teaching interests as well. The successful candidate will will be expected to engage in and develop research projects in the literature and culture of the Middle Ages; to cultivate academic networks; to secure research funding and to develop the impact of research; and to attract and supervise PhD candidates. The candidate will design and deliver teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.including the MAs in Medieval English and Medieval Studies.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Josephine McDonagh on 02078481153, or via email at Josephine.mcdonagh@kcl.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Professor Clare Lees on 02078482181 or via email at clare.lees@kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 November 2012 at midnight. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 November 2012 at midnight.

Full ad and application materials at KCL website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12379

King's College Website 10/10/12

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ...):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews were held November 30.

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES AND QUERIES:

The application itself says it is due by midnight on 12 November.

  • Thx. Changed above.

Michigan State University - TT Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Medieval Studies with cross-field strengths in Early Modern Studies. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of teaching (normally, two courses per semester), research and service, including teaching in the College of Arts and Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities. Requirements: The Ph.D. completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16th, 2013, with specialization in Medieval literature and culture and with research and teaching interests that will connect in dynamic ways with departmental strengths in Early Modern Studies, which include trans-cultural and global studies, postcolonial studies, visual culture, and digital humanities. Additional desired qualifications include an engagement with trans-cultural and comparative perspectives; non-European traditions as well as English/Continental interactions and exchanges such European-Islamic encounters, translation theories and practices; gender studies and global Medievalisms. Candidates must show promise of strong scholarship and publication, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and the desire to work collaboratively with faculty in Early Modern studies and in wider ranging fields within the department and the College of Arts and Letters. The review of applications will begin on October 11, 2011 and continue until the position is filled; application deadline: Nov. 12, 2012. Please apply with a letter of application and CV via MSU’s online job application website at: https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59162 . Applicants are also requested to send a 20-25 page writing sample (maximum 40 pages) via e-mail attachment directoy, to Sue Ann Plesko, Assistant to the English Department Chairperson, at plesko@msu.edu.

MLA JIL 10/05/12

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:11/6 (letters), 11/6 (letters -- asked for dossier, so I resent letters + original app), 11/12 (dossier); 11/12 (dossier), 11/26 (dossier) (x5)

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ...): 12/5 Skype interview scheduled x3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Note of Acceptance posted 3/29]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Milligan College (TN) - TT Asst., Composition and Medieval/Renaissance/17thc. Lit.Edit

Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor-level faculty position in humanities, composition and English. The primary teaching responsibility is in the College's interdisciplinary foundational humanities program. In addition, the position will include teaching medieval, Renaissance, and seventeenth-century literature as well as composition. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in English (or be nearing completion of the degree) and must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the College mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the College's goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and encourages female and minority applicants. The College offers competitive salary and benefits. Visit http://www.milligan.edu for information about the College and its mission statement.

Please send a letter of application, c.v., and three sealed letters of recommendation to englishsearch@milligan.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 5, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/11 (mail)

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ...):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2013

Applicants may want to be aware of this story, in which we discover that Milligan is considering merging with Emmanuel Christian Seminary, who is trying to fire a tenured professor for his liberal theology:

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/12/03/seminary-wins-donation-after-threatening-fire-professor

North Dakota State University - TT Asst. Professor, Medieval Lit. -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at NDSU seeks to an Assistant Professor tenure track in Medieval literature beginning August 2013. We seek a colleague who can teach Medieval literature / Chaucer / Early British Survey and service courses, produce published scholarship, contribute to the English department's undergraduate and graduate programs. PhD, evidence of scholarly potential, teaching experience expected. Duties: 2/2 teaching load (four courses per year), conducting research that leads to publication, serving on appropriate committees, supervising graduate research, curricular development.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English or closely related field, specializing in Medieval literature, Medieval studies. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. College teaching experience. Candidate must have completed all doctoral requirements by August 15, 2013.

Preferred Qualifications: Specific knowledge of or experience in one or more area:

  • digital humanities
  • world literature
  • linguistics
  • gender or queer studies
  • rhetoric

Online Application: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/1974

HigherEdJobs.com

Screening Date: 11/09/2012

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 24, Oct. 30, Nov. 5, Nov. 8, Nov. 9

Request for Additional Materials: 11/29 (x8)

Rejection Letter: email 03/04/13

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 12/14 (x2) (MLA interview); 12/15 (MLA interview by e-mail) (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 2 interviews have been scheduled

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

- If you haven't heard from NDSU after the preliminary interview at MLA, you may be 'on the bubble.'

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013

Ohio University - Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Medieval Lit. - OFFER MADE Edit

Job Description: Teach 4 semester courses (2/2 - the university is making the transition from quarters to semesters) in literature and English language at the graduate and undergraduate levels, do research and publish in medieval language and literature, direct undergraduate and graduate projects, and participate in departmental, College, and university governance. Ability to teach Old English desirable.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English or related field required

Preferred Qualifications: Publications and experience teaching composition, literature, English language, and Old English.

Online App. Form: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1551

Please attach CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and published article or writing sample (maximum of 20 pages) to application. Applicants will be required to key-in contact details for reference providers. Providers will then receive a unique quicklink via email to complete the reference information.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by November 15, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/25, 11/2, 11/9 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:1/15 (x2)

Rejection Letter: 3/15

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: Skype-1/20 (by email) (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/5 (by phone and email)

Offer made: Yes [posted 3/3]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone know anything about the timeline for this position? Today is December 14th, and they still haven't requested letters of rec yet, apparently. I wonder if they're going to interview at MLA.

Not sure, I'd like to know too.  They are cutting it really short for MLA, perhaps they are interviewing via a different route?

  • Maybe they are, but it is still very possible for MLA interviews to be scheduled in the coming week ... there's plenty of precedent for it [12/14]
  • Yes, that's true, but they haven't even requested letters of rec yet (as far as I can tell). 12/14
  • It was a pretty compete initial application package. Requests for letters of rec might have gone out soon after the applicant completed the online application. That said, I used the Interfolio auto e-mail  address option, and that delivery has never gone through, so they didn't request them for me (yet). [12/14]
  • 130 applicants were received for this position. Congrats to the person who was offered the position.

Pomona College - Asst. Professor, Medieval Lit. and Cultures - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Medieval Literatures and Cultures

The English Department at Pomona College welcomes applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with expertise in medieval literatures and cultures. Applicants may specialize within the field broadly defined both temporally (late antiquity to fifteenth century) and geographically (European, Mediterranean, African, etc.); candidates will have expertise in Old and/or Middle English but might specialize in other languages such as Arabic, Latin, Old Norse, or one of the Celtic languages. Rather than a specific subfield, we are interested in exciting and innovative work. PhD in hand or expected by September 2013.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college, located 35 miles east of Los Angeles and attracting a diverse, national student body. Department faculty teach two courses per semester, and are eligible for a one-year junior research leave, regular sabbatical leaves, and generous research support.

Please submit letter of application, CV, dissertation abstract, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications received by October 15 will receive full consideration. We will hold interviews at the MLA Convention.

Contact: See Sept. 14 MLA Job Information List. - Interfolio link from MLA JIL: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15696

Pomona College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Ability to address issues of diversity in courses and demonstrated commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups considered favorably.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 8 (Email says the short list should be contacted by the third week of Dec.), Oct. 11, Oct. 17 (x3), Oct. 25

Request for additional materials: 11/30 x6 (second writing sample)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 x4

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Temple University - TT Asst. Professor in Medieval Lit. - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Temple University is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medieval literature, with an ability to teach Chaucer, History of the English Language, and Old English. A secondary interest in gender studies, cultural studies, and/or postcolonial studies is preferred. A successful candidate will show promise of significant scholarly productivity and will teach in both our undergraduate major and in our Ph.D. program. Current teaching load is 2/2 for faculty with a significant research agenda. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience. Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.

To receive full consideration, applications (letter, cv, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and transcript) should be postmarked by October 19th to Professor Joyce Joyce, Chair, Department of English, Temple University, 1114 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

We plan to interview at MLA, but the position will remain open until filled.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Oct. 19

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/5 (x1), 1/14

MLA interview scheduled: 12/6 x 5

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/8 x2 (by phone)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [second-hand: two offers were made and accepted by late March]

NOTES:

Has anyone asked them what the "dossier" should include?

  • I think it's best to work under the assumption that "dossier" = collection of letters of recomendation, unless otherwise specified. Nothing in the ad implies that they expect more than that at this stage.

From a member of the search committee: Yes, dossier = letters of recommendation.

A: The posting on MLA JIL has changed (9/28). Now it says, "letter, cv, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and transcript."

Texas Woman's University - Asst. Professor, Pre-1800-British Lit. and Linguistics  - CANCELLED Edit

Assistant Professor of English specializing in linguistics and in an area of British Literature prior to 1800 to support BA and MA programs in English and the PhD program in rhetoric. PhD in English or closely related area required. The successful applicant will demonstrate successful teaching, clear evidence of scholarly publication, and a commitment to service, including directing graduate student research. Background or interest in rhetoric also desirable, as is an interest in online instruction. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, sample course evaluations, sample syllabus, and a writing sample (not more than 25 pages) via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu. All materials must _include the position code_ 13AS‑ESFL01 and the candidate’s name in the subject line.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

NOTES:

Received a message by e-mail stating that the search for this position (with the linguistic component) had been canceled, but that I was being invited to transfer my old application materials to a new, narrower search for a medievalist. The "application" process just involved e-mailing the SC chair and indicating to him that I would like my materials transferred. Due date for this e-mail is December 31st, 2012. Review of applications for the new position begins January 14th, 2013. (12/19) x2

  • New Medievalist position now posted in "Post-MLA Deadlines" category (above): advertised at HigherEdJobs.com

Also posted at British Open 2013

UCLA - Advanced Assistant - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15610

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for the position of tenure-track advanced assistant professor in Medieval Literature with expertise in Latin and Late Medieval/Early Modern Studies. Candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the field, which is now characterized by comparative approaches and trans-historical and trans-cultural perspectives.

Through Interfolio using the link above, candidates should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; 20-page writing sample; and dossier including three letters of recommendation addressed to: Ali Behdad, Chair, UCLA Department of English, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530. Application dossiers are due by November 9, 2012; interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Boston in January. The position is subject to final administrative approval. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 9/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/11

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (x1), 12/14 (x1) 

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8

Rejection after MLA: 1/11 (email)

Offer made: ACCEPTED (3/1); (according to reliable source)

Offer accepted: YES (according to reliable source)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

At the conference, I was asked almost immediately by the departmental administrator who met me in the lobby whether I had a family. Did anyone else interviewing with UCLA at the MLA have this experience?

- Nope, I think we talked about the weather... sorry though, how awkward! 

- Hm. We didn't talk about anything personal.

CAN ANYONE SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE OF THEIR CAMPUS VISIT HERE AS WE CAN ALL LEARN how to handle a top research university call back, please?

Does ANYONE KNOW THEIR TIMELINE?

University of Chicago - Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for up to two assistant professorships in medieval literature. We welcome applications from scholars interested in all areas of medieval literature and culture, including but not limited to the late Middle Ages, Anglo-Saxon, and work across various linguistic and national communities. We are searching at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor levels and may hire a total of two scholars of medieval literature. For candidates applying to the Assistant Professor level, conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2013, is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date. Candidates applying to the Associate Professor level, see our other posting.

Candidates for an assistant professorship are required to submit a cover letter, CV, abstract of dissertation or book, and writing sample (25-35 pages) online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 01449: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted by referees or a dossier service to the department's chair, Elaine Hadley, by e-mail to englishpositions@uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Letters of recommendation must be received by Sunday, November 18, 2012.

MLA JIL 9/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received: 11/2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/18 x8 email, 1/14 x 2 (after MLA interview)

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA interview, scheduled by phone, 12/12 X 3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted:

  • Most probably yes <--can anyone confirm [3/17]?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Chicago - Associate Professor of Medieval Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW HELDEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for up to two associate professorships in medieval literature. We welcome applications from recently tenured scholars interested in all areas of medieval literature and culture, including but not limited to the late Middle Ages, Anglo-Saxon, and work across various linguistic and national communities. We are searching at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor levels and may hire a total of two scholars of medieval literature. Candidates applying to the Assistant Professor level, see our other posting.

Candidates for an associate professorship are required to submit a cover letter, CV, abstract of dissertation or book, and two writing samples (25-35 pages each, at least one from published work) online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 01450: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu .

Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

MLA JIL 9/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [second-hand: heard at least one Associate-level job talk has happened, early March]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Missouri - Asst. or Assoc. Professor, Late Medieval Lit. - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Missouri seeks a tenure line Assistant or Associate Professor in late medieval literature with demonstrated excellence in research and ability to teach at all levels of the curriculum. Start date is August 2013; PhD required by time of appointment.

As the flagship campus of the state's university system, MU offers a wide range of resources, including multiple options for research leave and summer funding. The ordinary teaching schedule is two courses per semester, with opportunities for teaching graduate seminars on a regular basis.

Only electronic applications can be considered. Please apply online at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. A letter of application, CV and the names of 3 references with contact information are required. Please attach these materials in the Cover Letters and Attachments section of the application system. Review of applications will begin by November 9 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be acknowledged by department letter.

MLA JIL 9/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received: 10/24, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/5 (x2), 11/7

Request for Additional Materials: 10/22 x 3; 10/26; 11/5 (x3); 11/8 (x2); 11/14, 11/16, 11/28 (x5)

Rejection Letter: 

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 12/11 (x3)

  • Any others? Yes I too on wednesday afternoon

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

did reports of acknowledgement get moved down a line, or are people already receiving requests for additional meterials? I added a date on 10/24, but thought I had placed it after acknowledgement--no requests for me yet...

  • Yes, they are already requesting additional materials at this time [posted Oct. 27]

University of Oxford-Rawlinson and Bosworth Professorship of Anglo-Saxon - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE in association with Pembroke College

Start date: 1 October 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor will help lead Oxford's teaching and research in the literatures and languages of Anglo-Saxon England. The preferred candidate will be a scholar of the highest international calibre, with an outstanding record of research and publication in Anglo-Saxon studies, will possess strong qualities of research leadership, and the ability to teach and inspire students at all levels. He or she will be ready to represent and promote the interests of Anglo-Saxon studies in Oxford, as well as nationally and internationally.

Please see the further particulars at http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp/ for more details about the post and for full instructions before making an application. Applications, including a covering letter and full CV, and naming three referees should be received no later than Monday 19 November 2012, by Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments at professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk. If you have a query about how to apply, please contact Mrs Elaine Eastgate at professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk or telephone: 01865 280189.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Deadline: Nov. 19

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Texas - San Antonio - Asst. Professor, British Medieval Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The UTSA Department of English seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2013. Required qualifications: Expertise in British Medieval Literature. PhD in English Literature or related discipline by August 2013. Preferred qualifications: 1) Background in Medieval Literature in English, especially Chaucer; 2) Ability to contribute to multiple degree programs, including a Ph.D. program which offers students opportunities for advanced study and research in cross-cultural, transnational approaches to English language and literary studies. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 20-30 page writing sample, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation. Send materials to the Medieval Search Committee, Department of English, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0643. All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be postmarked by November 5, 2012. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received: 11/5 (x3), 11/8

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:  12/20 x3 (by e-mail)

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 12/7 (MLA)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I know the offer was accepted recently second hand (posted 2/24).

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone contacted the department to see what the "teaching portfolio" should include?

University of Toronto, St. George Campus - Asst. Professor, Early English Drama (Late Medieval) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Early English Drama. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013.

We are particularly looking for a late medievalist with research specialization in drama to 1557. An interest in participating in Digital Humanities projects would also be an asset. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a related field by July 1, 2013 or soon thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language. With the presence on campus of the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, and the REED Project, the University of Toronto is ideally suited to fostering a dynamic research environment.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact chair.english@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to chair.english@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 31, 2012.

Link to Apply

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 10/30

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: [Jan. - see NOTES below]

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/9

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything about this job?

Nothing as of March 9 since the automated reply in response to my initial submission.

[9 March: Job talks and campus visits took place in January]

All three medieval jobs at Toronto have been offered and accepted (source: I am an ABD student at Toronto).

Also posted at Renaissance 2013

University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College - TT Asst. Prof. - Medieval Celtic Languages and Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Assistant Professor-Medieval Celtic Languages and Literature--job # 1200873

The Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and the Celtic and Medieval Studies programs in St. Michael’s College, Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of medieval Celtic languages and literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the Old Irish and Middle Welsh languages and literature, and there will be a strong preference for applicants who also work with Hiberno- and Insular Latin sources. Candidates are expected to have outstanding research records, with refereed publications, and to have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the requirements of the position, an established record of excellence in scholarly research and publication, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are seeking applicants who show a serious commitment to development of the undergraduate Celtic and Medieval Studies programs in St. Michael’s College, and to research-intensive graduate instruction and supervision within the Centre for Medieval Studies. Medieval Studies at Toronto is a broadly interdisciplinary enterprise that offers the opportunity to work in collaboration with a wide range of departments and academic disciplines. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment between the Centre for Medieval Studies (51%) and St. Michael’s College (49%). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College offer the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant universities in the world.

Please submit your application online by visiting http://www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca . Please see Job# 1200873. Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience.

Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to Prof. John Magee, Search Committee Chair, at director.medieval@utoronto.ca by the closing date of Nov. 15, 2012.

MLA JIL 10/25/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 12/4

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/9

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Toronto, Scarborough - Assistant Professor, Medieval Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Medieval Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2013.

Candidates should have a PhD in English with a specialization in Medieval Literature. A focus on queer theory or gender and sexuality studies, issues of religious and ethnic diversity, and/or narrative would be particularly welcome. S/he will teach a variety of courses in medieval literature and culture; ideally including, in alternating years, the introductory course Critical Thinking about Narrative and a new historical survey of literatures in English.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one writing sample. If you have any questions about this position, please e-mail to medieval-engsearch@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (in total 10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department Chair, Professor Christine Bolus-Reichert, via e-mail to medieval-engsearch@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2012. Please note that preliminary interviews will take place via teleconference.

Full Job Description and Link to Apply

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/31, 11/2, 11/11, 11/12

Request for Additional Materials: 11/29

Preliminary interview scheduled: 12/6 [teleconference/skype] (x3)

Rejection Letter: 12/21 x2 (after skype interview)

Campus interview scheduled: Heard that campus interviews took place in January.

Offer made: Heard through grapevine that offer has been made; not sure when. [posted 2/18]

Offer accepted: 3/9

NOTES AND QUERIES:

12/6: for those of you who have prelims scheduled, were you contacted by email or telephone? 12/6: email. telephone x2

Washington and Lee University - Assistant Professor of English - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://www.interfolio.com/apply/14729

Tenure-track position beginning fall 2013. Assistant Professor with expertise in Middle English literature, responsible for upper-level courses in medieval studies (including Chaucer), lower-level literature courses, and an annual section of first-year composition. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and collaboration through the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program and other interdisciplinary programs.

Washington and Lee University, a highly selective national liberal arts college, is located in the Shenandoah Valley. Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV online at the link above by October 31, 2012. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. Finalists will be interviewed at MLA in Boston. Washington and Lee, an EEO Employer, encourages women and minorities to apply

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 11/20 (x8)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/20 (x4)

Rejection Letter: email 12/17 (x9)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (x1)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: rejection email 2/28 states that an offer has been accepted. 

NOTES AND QUERIES:

--Did anyone else receive a blank email with the subject "Application received"? Not sure if this was in error or not.

--Mine said 'no content yet', with nothing else. Interfolio allows me to, but doesn't insist that, I add additional materials to complete my application. I wrote the department secretary (from whose e-mail address I received the mysterious message) to see what's up. I'll update if I hear something. UPDATE: all applications have been received, and they are soliciting further materials through personal e-mails only. The confusing message was indeed acknowledgement.

--I got the same email (no content)

--same here! (x3)

Wayne State University - Asst. / Assoc. Professor, Medieval Lit. and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant or Associate Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture

The Department of English at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor specializing in Medieval Literature and Culture, texts and genres open.

PhD required at time of appointment. The English Department offers the BA, MA, and PhD. Wayne State University is an urban research university with the highest Carnegie designation of RU/VH [Research University, very high research productivity]. The teaching load in the English Department is 2-2.

The WSU Jobs site will open on or around October 1, 2012. All applications must be submitted online. To submit an application, applicants should go to http://jobs.wayne.edu and upload the following: letter of application, CV, and one 20-25 page writing sample (double-spaced). Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Ellen Barton, Chair, Department of English, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward, Detroit, MI, 48202. All materials are due by November 1, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: Nov. 1 [It seems as if the deadline has changed? JIL now lists Nov. 19. Anyone know what's going on?] Yes, they extended it because of the storms.

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 10, Oct. 27, Oct. 29

Request for Additional Materials: just requested to send 3 letters to chair [posted 11/29]

Rejection Letter:

Skype interview scheduled: [teleconference]: 12/7 x 3 (by email)

Campus interview scheduled: 3 <--date?

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [rejection email states offer accepted, 3/14]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Can anyone confirm the deadline change? The MLA website appears to be down, so I can't check the JIL. And Interfolio has suspended their mailing services due to the storm on the east coast, so it would be really convenient if this deadline had been extended, at least for the recommendation letters they want us to send through the mail.

I emailed chair of department for the same reason (rec. letters through interfolio) and she confirmed that the deadline has been extended to Nov. 19 -- poststorms.

The application link referred to in the ad is now live and is available here

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments Edit

Brown University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multilingual Literatures of Early EnglandEdit

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multilingual Literatures of Early England, with expertise in Old English and at least one other early medieval language used in the North Atlantic, such as Latin, Welsh, or Old Norse. This position is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to be held jointly at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of English, in conjunction with the Program in Medieval Studies, effective July 1, 2013. Our goal is to appoint an exceptional scholar of multilingual literatures of pre-twelfth-century England whose research is informed by the cultural and theoretical issues of multilingualism and by linguistic expertise in Old English, plus at least one other early North Atlantic language. We look favorably on those who can teach History of the English Language as well. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of English cross-listed with courses in the Cogut Center and the Program in Medieval Studies. The Fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the seminars, lectures, conferences, and other research activities of the Center. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown in 2008 or later. Fellows will receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in the first and second years, respectively, plus benefits and an annual research budget of $2,000. Candidates should apply online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21064 and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample course descriptions, and three letters of recommendation. (All documents must be in PDF format.) Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2013 and accepted until the position is filled. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13

Dickinson College (PA) - VAP in British Lit. - 18th c. or MedievalEdit

The Department of English at Dickinson College seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor in British literature. Given that our medieval and our eighteenth-century instructors will both be on leave, the successful candidate will specialize in either the Middle Ages or the eighteenth century, with an ability to teach engaging courses in several areas of pre-1800 British literature at the introductory level. The teaching load is five undergraduate courses over two semesters: for this position, two introductory courses, two mid-level writing-intensive courses, and one upper-level course in field of expertise. At Dickinson, every member of the department teaches at all levels, and innovation in both teaching and scholarship are prized. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be important characteristics of the successful candidate, and teaching experience that speaks to that ability will be an advantage. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by July 2013, when the appointment begins.

Dickinson College is a private, selective, liberal-arts college of about 2,400 undergraduate students located in central Pennsylvania, 20 miles southwest of the state capital, Harrisburg, and within easy driving distance (1 1/2 to 3 hours) of Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. The College is known and respected for its international, interdisciplinary, and sustainability programs. Salary and benefits are competitive.

We encourage candidates to visit the College website at http://www.dickinson.edu and familiarize themselves with the department and College as a whole. Applicants should submit an electronic cover letter and curriculum vitae through https//:jobs.dickinson.edu. We will begin reading applications on March 8th and will make requests for dossiers and writing samples as appropriate. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 8, 2013

Acknowledgment received: Request for More Information 3/25

Request for additional materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2013

Indiana University Southeast - 1 yr. VAP in Medieval Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20799

The Department of English at Indiana University Southeast invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in medieval literature, language, and culture, beginning September 2013. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. Required qualifications: 1) PhD in English in hand or expected by September 2013, with a specialization in medieval literature 2) at least one year of prior experience teaching in medieval literature. Preference will be given to candidates with additional academic training and teaching experience in classical literatures.

Normal teaching load is four courses per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in medieval British literature and culture, world literatures, and critical theory.

TO APPLY: Electronic submissions only. Please e-mail the following attachments to the IUS English Department Search Committee at hr@ius.edu: 1) application letter 2) statement of teaching philosophy 3) vita 4) a copy of official graduate transcripts 5) three letters of recommendation.

Deadline for complete applications (including letters of recommendation) is December 6, 2012.

MLA JIL 11/21/12

Deadline: Dec. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 1/14 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/11 (by email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/13

Offer accepted: 3/13

NOTES:

They posted this ad two weeks before their deadline, and they want official transcripts sent by email? Has anyone asked them about this? Two weeks does not sound like enough time to guarantee that official transcripts will make their way to the committee. 

A: I have official grad and undergrad transcripts uploaded on Interfolio, so this would be a very simple request for me to fulfill--I suggest you see about doing the same.  I have no idea how I did it, but I'm sure you could figure it out!

Response: Yeah, I should probably do that. But this is the first time I've had to send official transcripts on such short notice, so I wasn't prepared. I am going to email them and ask if unofficial copies would be ok (unless someone else has already asked this question.)

  • The phrasing "a copy of official graduate transcripts" would suggest that scans uploaded to Interfolio (as the user helpfully suggests above) would suffice. Usually schools don't need sealed/signed official transcripts unless they are actually on the brink of hiring you.

Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum - Post-doc, Medieval English LiteratureEdit

Post-doc in Medieval English Literature

At the Chair of Medieval English Language and Literature a post-doctoral position (fulltime) is available (starting salary approx. 38.000 - 40.000 € per year before tax) the earliest from 1 January 2013 for a period of up to 6 years. Responsibilities involve research, teaching (4 hours per week) and some administration with an emphasis on research.

This job requires a PhD in Medieval English Literature. Candidates are invited to submit a brief research proposal (max 3 pages) dealing with one or more aspects of Medieval English language or literature (Old and/or Middle English). Proposals that cover both the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance will also be welcome. The proposal should have a clear working hypothesis and include a time plan setting out the various stages of the research. A letter of application and a CV should be included.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Luuk Houwen at +49 234 32 28518 (http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/luuk.houwen/ ).

Please, send your applications via email to luuk.houwen@rub.de via the Apply button below by 15.11.2012.

The Ruhr-University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity in employment and gender equality in its working environment. To increase gender distribution in all job categories and at all levels, we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be given preferential consideration when their level of qualification, competence and professional achievements equals that of male candidates, unless arguments based on the personal background of a male co-applicant prevail. Applications from appropriately qualified handicapped persons are also encouraged.

Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/14

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/8 (mail), Jan 9 x 2 (mail)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of New Hampshire - pre-1800 British literature, Lecturer - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of New Hampshire Department of English invites applications for a one-year, benefits-eligible lectureship for the 2013-2014 academic year. We are seeking applicants who have expertise in pre-1800 British literature. The 3-3 teaching load includes composition, introduction to literary analysis, surveys of early British literature, Shakespeare, and upper-division courses in medieval, early modern, and/or 18th century literature.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in literature, in hand by 15 August 2013. Applicants should send a letter, CV, dossier, dissertation abstract, writing sample, and stamped self-addressed envelope by 25 March 2013: Lecturer Search Committee, English Department, University of New Hampshire. Hamilton Smith Hall, 95 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824-3574.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21315

MLA JIL 3/1/13

Deadline: March 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 4/9; 4/10 (from Renaissance Page)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2013 and British Open 2013

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Edit

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the 2013-2014 Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year fellowship to be held August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014 and renewable for one year. The Haslam Fellowship is open to untenured scholars in any field of late antique, medieval or Renaissance studies whose work falls in the period 300-1700 C.E. The Fellow receives a $1,000 travel stipend and is eligible to apply for additional travel and research funding through the Institute. Salary is $40,000 and includes full benefits.

Online application form, curriculum vitae, detailed research plan (2 single-spaced pages), and two letters of reference must be submitted by April 1, 2013. To apply, please visit the link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1300000031. Please ask referees to send recommendations under separate cover by email attachment to Heather Hirschfeld, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at marco@utk.edu.

MLA JIL 2/15/13

Deadline: April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Medievalist DemographicsEdit

Medievalist Wiki CountEdit

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

Anglo-Saxon/Old English: 8

Middle English: 15

Anglo-Saxon/Middle English: 4

Comparative Medieval: 8

Medieval/Renaissance: 1

Germanic: 1

Lurkers:

  • ME lurkers 1
  • OE/ME lurker

Total: 33

Demographics:Edit

ABD (early): 3

ABD (will finish this academic year): 12

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc): 15

Assistant Professor: 9

Associate Professor:

Full Professor:

Search Committee: 1

Lurker: 1

Faculty "Job Coach": 1

TOTAL: 39

Number of people who got a job?

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