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

California State University - Sacramento - TT Assistant Professor, European Medieval and Early Modern Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

California State University, Sacramento, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of assistant professors to begin fall 2014 in European medieval and early modern culture. The ideal candidate will be able to traverse disciplinary boundaries and connect cultural aspects, including literature, the visual arts, music, drama, religions, philosophy, and the writing and interpretation of history. Preference will be given to candidates with geographic and cross-cultural breadth, and with competence in one or more of the following areas: Jewish culture; cultures of Africa and/or the Americas; and cultural effects of European colonialism. Applicants must have a doctorate in hand at the time of appointment. Applicants are to submit a letter of application, transcripts of all graduate-level work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview), a curriculum vitae, contact information of at least three references, and a statement of teaching and scholarly interests to: Jeffrey Brodd, Chair, Dept. of Humanities & Religious Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6083.

To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 20, 2014; position open until filled.

http://www.csus.edu/hr/facultyvacancies/college%20of%20arts%20and%20letters.html

H-NET

Deadline: Jan. 20

Acknowledgment received: x1 (1/17)

Request for Additional Materials: request for letters to be sent (email message 2/1/14) x2

  • Letters requested are letters of reference? (2/21)
  • Yes.  (2/24)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (2/26)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

So, word on the street was that the committee did phone interviews with references last week, and were planning to make a shortlist on Monday. Anybody hear anything beyond requests for letters yet? (2/27)

-I can confirm the phone interviews with references, and the silence on the applicant end. Nothing about shortlisting. Fingers crossed! (2/27) X2

Also posted at European History 2013-14

Emporia State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Pre-1800 British Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English, Modern Languages and Journalism at Emporia State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of pre-1800 British Literature to begin in August 2014. Any area of research specialization within this field will be considered, but the department seeks a candidate who is prepared to teach a wide variety of courses, including History of the English Language. PhD required. The typical teaching load is twelve hours per semester, including graduate and undergraduate courses in literature and freshman composition. The ability to teach courses in literature by women writers is desirable. We are especially interested in candidates who can develop innovative courses for our evolving curriculum.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct queries to Dan Colson, Search Committee Chair: dcolson@emporia.edu. Background check required. An AA/EOE Institution, Emporia State University encourages minorities and women to apply. http://www.emporia.edu

Interfolio link to be posted when available: Please wait until JIL ad and Interfolio link are posted to apply.

Interfolio link now posted: https://apply.interfolio.com/24934

MLA JIL  4/25/14

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 5/7

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Search Committee Chair, here. Obviously, the timing of this search is a bit strange: not many schools run TT searches that begin in late April. But, we had one of our Brit Lit profs announce her departure recently, so we have begun this search ASAP (as soon as we got through the various steps to receive official approval for the search). You will notice the ad says "review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled." I never quite knew what this sort of language meant when I was on the job market, but in this case we plan to move as quickly as possible with the search. We understand many of you are nearing the end of your semester--a particularly busy time for us all--but please do try to submit application materials as promptly as is feasible (the search will be using Interfolio's ByCommittee system, so you will need to wait for the JIL ad to appear, then apply through the Interfolio link). For our part, we will attempt to keep you updated on the search's progress via this space (I will post updates on the British Open 2014 page). Though it can be difficult to predict a search timeline, we hope to conduct Skype interviews during May, with campus interviews to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here or to email me at dcolson@emporia.edu.
  • 4/25: Interfolio link posted: https://apply.interfolio.com/24934

Kent State University, Stark Campus (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of English - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Faculty Tenure-Track 9 mo.

English

Regional Campus

[Job #994757]

Stark Campus North Canton, Ohio

Kent state university at stark invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2014 as assistant professor of English. The successful candidate will teach freshman composition and undergraduate courses in English, including survey/generalist literature courses and upper-level classes specific to area of specialization.

Qualifications: Ph.D. In English is required by the time of the appointment. Applicants with experience teaching online classes are particularly welcome.

Requirements: The faculty on the Kent State Regional Campuses teach 12 credit hours per semester and are actively engaged in pedagogical innovation. A tenure-track appointment carries with it the expectation of teaching excellence, developing a high quality research record, professional development, and campus/community service.

Instructions for submitting resumes: review of applications will begin in January 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit http://jobs.kent.edu. Applicants must complete and academic data form, submit a letter of application, and submit a current curriculum vita. In addition, applicants must submit via USPS official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation to: Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave NW, Canton, OH, 44720, Attn: Interim Assistant Dean's Office.

For all official job descriptions, visit https://jobs.kent.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Jan. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview scheduled via email: 2/18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/28

NOTES:

  • NOTE from job site: "Ph.D. in English is required by the time of the appointment. Applicants with experience teaching online classes are particularly welcome. Preferred areas of specialization: Old English, Middle English, and/or Renaissance Literature."
  • Also posted at Renaissance 2014 and Generalist 2014

Mercer University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor, Medieval Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Mercer University Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with scholarly and teaching specializations in medieval English literature. Additional interest in 16th century literature, Shakespeare, history of the English language, or critical theory will be regarded favorably, as will experience and interest in teaching writing. The appointment will commence on August 1, 2014.

Teaching load is six courses per year. The usual combination includes: two first-year interdisciplinary writing courses; two to three sophomore literature, Great Books, or general education courses; and one to two upper-level seminars for majors. Advising and committee service are also required of all appointments. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in English or its requirements completed from an accredited college/university by August 2014. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required and indication of scholarly promise is anticipated. Applications will close on March 15, 2014 and selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Interested applicants should complete the brief online application at https://www.mercerjobs.com and attach a letter of interest, CV, writing sample (The length of this sample should be approximately twenty pages and attached under the "Other" heading), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Medieval Literature Search Committee, c/o Gary A. Richardson, Department of English, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon GA 31207

Posted in Higher Ed Jobs 2/3/2014: LINK

Also posted in MLA JIL 02/07/14 - https://apply.interfolio.com/24390

Deadline: March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 4/5 via snail mail; nicest rejection letter ever.

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 3/25 via phone (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 4/28 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: Contacted for campus interview via phone (4/4)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Murray State University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor, Medieval Lit.Edit

English & Philos, 7C Faculty Hall, Murray, KY 42071

http://www.murraystate.edu/english ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Medieval Literature

Department of English and Philosophy, Murray State University. Position to begin August 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English required, with an emphasis in Medieval literature. Ability to teach composition required. Ability to teach German (minimum of 18 graduate hours in German) courses required. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required. Interest in/experience with Digital Humanities or teaching online preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach 12 hours per semester in composition, humanities, German (one course per semester), and areas of expertise (Medieval literature, early British surveys, history of English language); conduct scholarly research sufficient for tenure and advancement; engage in appropriate service.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2014.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application, a current CV, and copies of transcripts electronically via the MSU online employment system at http://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/2751. Mail three recent letters of recommendation to Chair, Medieval Literature Search, Dept. of English and Philosophy, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Posted in MLA JIL 12/27/13

Deadline: Feb. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Pace University (NYC Campus) - TT Assistant Professor, Textualities in a Global Context / Digital Humanities (pref for pre-1800) - MLA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • I spoke with someone who mentioned this position is open field, but the department is really looking for someone pre-1800.

Qatar University - Assistant/ Associate Professor in English Literature (Medieval Renaissance)Edit

Department Name: (Department of English Literature and Linguistics)

Job Description: We are seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor with specialisation in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Applicants should have a PhD in the subject and significant experience teaching courses that focus on critical thinking, research skills, classical argument, and literary interpretation. The candidate will also be expected to teach across a broad range of introductory level English Literature. The Department of English Literature and Linguistics is committed to familiarizing students with both formal and functional approaches to literature and to building an inclusive intellectual community.

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses (3 per semester) in Introductory Literature along with the applicant’s field of expertise; contributing to the university core curriculum; supervising graduation projects; and being an active member in the department, college, and university communities.

All QU faculty members must demonstrate effectiveness in the following categories: teaching; academic advising and program development; scholarly research, professional and/or creative activities; and institutional and/or community service.

Qatar University Profile: Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty that teaches and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society. Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry. All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students - are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.

College Profile: The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses twelve departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature & Linguistics and Arabic Languages, History, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Mass Communication, Psychology, Policy, Planning & Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Material Science, Sports Science, and Human Nutrition. The College also houses four Master Programs, which are in Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Gulf Studies, Material Science and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS launched a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers.

It is worth mentioning that as members of QU, CAS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit exceeding 1 million/project (5 million exceptional projects) along with student research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most of QNRF awards, with many research- active faculty members able to win multiple grants.

Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Teach courses in their area of specialization 2. Contribute to various committees at the Program, College, and University level 3. Contribute to the research profile of College through research publications 4. Serve as student advisor, when needed 5. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department

Qualifications: 1. Ph. D. in the Relevant disciplinary area. 2. Strong peer reviewed publication record. 3. Teaching experience at tertiary level. 4. Familiar with Educational technologies used in higher education sector. 5. Willingness to work with teams. 6. Awareness of working with people from diverse backgrounds. 7. Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required Documents

1. Current Curriculum Vitae

2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

3. Contact details of three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).

4. Academic transcript of the Highest Qualification

5. Any additional documentation deemed relevant to the application Benefits

1. A three-year renewable contract.

2. Salary is commensurate with experience.

3. Tax-free salary.

4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.

5. Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR policies.

6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.

7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.

8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.

9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online on the following link: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/job/index.php. No paper or E-mail application can be accepted.

Closing Date: May 31, 2014

Posted at the Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2014

University of Cambridge (UK) - Professorship of Medieval and Renaissance EnglishEdit

Reference -GG32042

Closing date – 24 February 2014

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Medieval and Renaissance English invite applications for this Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Preference will be given to persons whose work is connected with medieval English literature (1066-1550). Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in medieval and early modern English literature and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

Further information is available at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 24 February 2014.

Informal enquiries about this Professorship may be directed to Professor David Trotter, Chair of the Faculty of Board of English, email chair@english.cam.ac.uk.

Job Ref: GG032042; Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2014

http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/news/archives/500

Deadline: 24 Feb. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2014

University College Cork (Ireland) - Experienced Lecturer, Old English - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer in English. Reporting to the Head of School, the appointee will have an expertise in Old English language, literature, and culture, evidenced by a doctorate in a relevant area, and an emerging or established publication record. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to teach the language, literature and culture of the Anglo-Saxon period. S/he will be required to teach Old English literature and culture to large first-year undergraduate classes, and Old English language, literature and culture to smaller groups at levels from second year to MA. Also required is MA teaching on manuscript culture and book history, and supervision of MA theses. Supervision of PhD theses in the field is also expected. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will maintain a commitment to producing high quality scholarship in the field of Old English language and literature. S/he will also show capacity to attract national and international research funding, individual and collaborative. The successful candidate will be expected to participate as appropriate in the normal administrative work of the School.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see http://www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies. Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Claire Connolly, Head of School (claireconnolly@ucc.ie). For further information on the School, please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/english.

Also see ad here .

Deadline: March 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: by email Mar 21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Louisiana, Lafayette - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Medieval Studies (Old English) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant/Associate Professor of English. Tenure-track position, in Medieval Studies, with specialization in Old English grammar and literature, beginning Fall 2014, pending budgetary approval. The department offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. with concentrations in Literary Studies, Folklore, Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing.

Duties: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (including sophomore literature surveys); serving on graduate committees; directing theses and dissertations; service and advising. Continued publishing in field and other duties associated with a university position.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English required, record of professional activities and publications, teaching experience. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Send application letter, current CV, and names and addresses of three references to Professor James McDonald, Head, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P. O. Box 44691, Lafayette, LA 70504 by January 17. UL Lafayette is a selective-admissions, state-supported university located in the heart of Louisiana's Acadian-Creole region. AA/EEO LA 10-12.

Sidney-Spenser Listserv

Posted in MLA JIL 11/15/13

https://apply.interfolio.com/23901

Deadline: Jan. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has there been any movement at all on this position? Anyone contacted for interviews? (3/31)

  • Yes, campus interviews have been scheduled. Sorry about not posting. [posted 4/1]

University of Pikeville (KY) - Asst. Professor of British Lit (Full-Time, Non-TT - fields incl. Medieval Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: " phone 2/19"
  • Campus interview scheduled 3/30, according to British Open page.
  • From British Open page: "Offer accepted: 3/18"

University of Saint Francis (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Generalist (fields incl. Medieval) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • From Generalist page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 12 Feb (phone, by phone)"
  • [Campus Interviews noted in header on 3/4]

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Associate Professor of EnglishEdit

The Department of English is searching for an outstanding teacher-scholar at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, specializing in medieval literature with an emphasis on digital humanities methods. Applicants should have an impressive record of publication, including substantial digital work, and will be expected to play a leadership role in the digital humanities at the department and campus levels. Expertise in visualization and media studies an advantage. Teaching requirement will include four courses per academic year and will be expected to conduct scholarly research. Professional and university service is required. Application materials, including letter of application, current CV, two syllabi for classes taught in area of specialization, and a writing sample, should be sent to Professor Caroline Levine, Chair, Department of English at employment@english.wisc.edu. Please reference PVL 79115. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 14, 2014. A criminal background check will be required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Chronicle

Deadline: May 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

York College, CUNY - Assistant/Associate Professor - British Literature (pre-1900s) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014 and Renaissance 2014
  • From Renaissance page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): x3 (Skype) [posted 3/28]"
  • From Renaissance page: "Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 4/16]"
  • From Renaissance page: "Offer accepted: 5/19"

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

Albion College (MI) - Asst. Professor, Medieval Lit. and Early Modern Drama - SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

  • See full post at Renaissance 2014
  • Search suspended (notice via email, per Renaissance page, 11/26/13)

Austin Peay State University (TN) - TT Assistant Professor, Medieval British Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Applications are invited for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor-English with a specialization in Medieval British Literature, particularly the early Middle English to early Modern English period. Preference given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in the History of the English Language. Position to begin August, 2014.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Required qualifications:

-Ph.D. in English or Linguistics from an accredited institution. -Documented evidence of high quality professional productivity which may lead to national recognition in the academic discipline, and/or consonant with the goals of the University and of the academic unit to which the faculty member belongs. -Documented evidence of ability in academic assignment and/or scholarly and creative achievement, and/or professional contributions and activities. -Evidence of good character, mature attitude, and professional integrity. -A background search will be required of the successful candidate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.

Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu

Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources/faculty

HigherEdJobs.com

Link to Apply: https://apsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/4203

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/11/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview scheduled by phone/email (2/21 x 2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Has anyone heard anything about this job? Has it been scratched?
  • The job search is stil on. (1/10/14)
  • Any news on if this search has been scratched?

Boston College - TT Assistant Professor, Late Medieval Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Boston College English Department seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track , PhD required) in Late Medieval Literature and Culture. Applications must be received through our link at Interfolio's ByCommittee <http://apply.interfolio.com/22099> by October 31, 2013 November 4, 2013. Applicants' dossiers should include a cover letter, CV, at least three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), an abstract of the dissertation, and a list of courses taught.

MLA JIL 09/13/2013

Deadline: Oct. 31--website and Interfolio link now say 11/4

Acknowledgment received: 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/23

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/19 (email) x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA by phone x3 (12/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/10

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • FYI, the materials requested through interfolio are: cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, list of courses taught, writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Clemson University (SC) - Assistant Professor of Late Medieval Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at Clemson University seeks an assistant professor, pending funding, of late medieval literature, with research and teaching interests from 1350-1580. Candidates should be able to teach courses in Chaucer as well as develop other undergraduate and graduate courses pertaining to his or her research. The ability to teach Shakespeare and courses that bridge the medieval and early modern periods is highly desirable. Possible subfields include digital humanities, the history of the book, and/or gender studies. The English Department offers BAs in Literature and in Writing and Publication Studies, MAs in English and in Professional Communication, and participates in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design doctoral program. The department also contributes to the activities of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision while collaborating with current faculty to develop emergent initiatives and programs.

Candidates must have a PhD in-hand by August 1, 2014. Please send a letter of application and a CV through Interfolio. Please address questions to Professor Lee Morrissey, Chair (lmorris@clemson.edu). For full consideration, applications must be received by October 18, 2013.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22992

MLA JIL 09/20/2013

Deadline: Oct. 18

Acknowledgment received: From Interfolio (x3)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/01 (x3) (via Interfolio)

Rejection Letter (no interview): 5/5 (via Interfolio)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/6 (x3) (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 (x1)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/5

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • You must fill out their Equal Opportunity questionaire for your application to be considered! 
  • NB: Additional materials requested include a sample writing, a dossier of letters, and a teaching statement.
  • Feeling a bit out of the loop- in submitting these materials "on Interfolio" they mean "via Interfolio, by email to the address below" correct? Instead, if there is an Intefolio link or button -on- Interfolio, could someone tell me where to look for it (since I don't seem to be able to find it on my own)? Apologies again, and thanks.
  • To answer the question above, I believe you log on to Interfolio and click on "New Destination."  Type in the university name and then you will be able to submit your documents to the university.  It gives you a destination email address and name to send it to, so send it to the name and address given to you at the bottom of your email request for further materials.  I received the request for further materials too, and that's the method in which I have sent in my additional materials.  You'll receive an acknowledgement from Interfolio once the materials are sent to the appropriate person. Hope that helps!
  • Thanks! That's what I had begun to do, and then I reread the email and second-guessed myself- classic! Thanks for the confirmation.
  • ^You're very welcome. Good luck!!
  • That's what I did as well. What utterly confuses me, however, is that Interfolio offers to send these materials either free or for $6. Without any apparent difference between the options. Your choice, so to speak.
  • Did anyone receive confirmation for additional materials sent through Interfolio? Just curious. I received confirmation from Interfolio that the materials were sent, but hadn't received any confirmation from the search chair about his receiving them. Wasn't sure if I should follow up.
  • ^ I received the same response as you.  I wasn't expecting any other confirmation from the Chair.  I figured that with the amount of materials that the hiring committee had to go through, candidates probably wouldn't hear anything else until the next stage.  Don't let that put you off from following up if it will put your mind at ease though.
  • Great. Thanks for your response!

Duquesne University - TT Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The English Department at Duquesne University seeks a specialist in Late Medieval Literature—with particular experience/interest in drama, postcolonial/global studies, and/or gender/queer studies preferred—at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), to begin in the fall of 2014. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Late Medieval Literature and both parts of the undergraduate British Literature Survey. 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. The PhD degree is highly preferred, and completion of the degree is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. [Final approval for the position is pending.]

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 October 10, 2014 electronically to Nora McBurney at mcburne655@duq.edu with “Late Medieval Literature Search” in the subject line.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22505

MLA JIL 09/13/2013

Deadline: Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received: 10/7, 10/8, 10/14

Request for Additional Materials: 11/5 (x3)

Rejection Letter (no interview): 11/5 (x4)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/12 (MLA) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

This job was posted late spring last year; never heard so much as an email back from them regarding a hire or canceled search. 

  • -That was a different job posting. They made a hire of a medievalist from that search.

Elon University (NC) - TT Asst Professor, pre-1800 non-dramatic British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • Phone interviews scheduled 11/27, per British Open page.
  • Campus visits scheduled  12/28 per British Open page.
  • Offer accepted: 2/21, per British Open

Florida Gulf Coast University - Medieval Literature, Assistant/Associate Professor - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Your initial assignment will include teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Job Responsibilities:

Initial assignments will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives. As well as duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in English or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation with special emphasis on Medieval Literature and Culture. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a developed record of consistently successful scholarship in Medieval Literature.

ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2014. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching late Medieval Literature, especially Chaucer. Ability to teach first year writing.

Special Instructions: Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9 month multi-year appointment basis available August 2014.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

For faculty vacancies, it is expected that a copy of the transcript of the applicant's highest degree in the field of instruction will be scanned and attached in SOAR as part of the application package.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Application Due: 12/03/2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled by phone 12/12 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/20

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard from FCGU regarding campus visits? Or regarding any other update?

Rejection by email 4/1 (skype interview but no campus visit) -- presumably an offer has been accepted.

Clarification of above: "we have chosen an individual who more closely fits our needs at this time."

Kenyon College - TT Assistant Professor of Early English Literature (1350-1600) - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The English Department at Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position (effective July 2014) in Early English Literature, 1350-1600. Scholars who research and teach across the Medieval-Renaissance divide are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome specializations or subfields in Spenser and/or non-dramatic literature, global/comparative early literatures, history of the book, queer studies, or creative writing. The teaching load is 3/2. Ph.D. is preferred. Commitment to scholarship and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level are required. To be complete, applications must include a cover letter detailing teaching experience and research interests, a c.v., a dissertation abstract, three letters of reference (at least one of which must speak to the candidate’s teaching), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. We will read applications until the position has been filled, but the candidate must submit an application by November 10, 2013 to ensure that it will be reviewed in time for MLA interviews. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the application of women and minority candidates. Applications must be made at https://employment.kenyon.edu .

https://apply.interfolio.com/22493

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview (12/14), (12/15) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Renaissance page lists offer as accepted.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Lebanon Valley College - TT Assistant Professor of English, Early British Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

  • See full post British Open 2014
  • From British Open page:  "MLA interview scheduled 12/11"
  • [Campus Interviews noted in header on 3/4]
  • From British Open 2014: "4/28 (received email from Interfolio explaining that LVC has hired someone)"

Miami University (Ohio) - Asst. Professor, Environmental Lit. (spec. includes Medieval) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Environmental 2014
  • From Environmental page: "MLA interview scheduled 12/12"
  • From Environmental page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/16; Notified as fourth candidate with possible campus visit 1/19.  Top three have all been contacted."

Missouri Southern State University - Full-Time Position, Specialist in British Literature before 1800 (Non-TT)Edit

Mount St. Mary's University - TT Asst. Professor, Medieval Lit. -  CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Mount St. Mary's University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August 2014. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research in Medieval Literature, with an ability to teach Chaucer and History of the English Language. The department seeks a colleague who will be able to contribute to the English major and to the Veritas Program, the university's common liberal arts curriculum that includes interdisciplinary courses in Western Civilization. Courses will include Origins of the West, Imagination and Invention, and Veritas Symposium. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. Ph.D. is expected; ABD candidates will also be considered with a completion date no later than 1 August 2014.

Mount St. Mary's University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University's Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. Please send letter, philosophy of teaching, vita, and three letters of recommendation to resume@msmary.edu or to the following address: Joshua Hochschild, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, English Search, Mount St. Mary's University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.

Application review will begin on October 15. Applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype Interview (12/8 x1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/6

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Wondering if this is an internal hire. There is a "lecturer" listed in late medieval on their faculty page expecting her PhD in spring 2014.

  • I don't know anything specific about this situation, but don't assume that the presence of an inside candidate ruins anyone else's chances. It can be very difficult to win a job as the inside candidate (although, of course, it can also be an advantage). Even if a search starts out as a total sham (and my impression is that this is rare), the committee can't help but compare their inside candidate to the best applicants. 

Pepperdine University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English, pref. British Medieval or British Romantic - OFFER MADEEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: "MLA interview scheduled (heard by email on 12/7/13)"
  • Offer Made 2/13/14

Regis University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Medieval English Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English in Regis College of Regis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Medieval English Literature, beginning August 2014. Ph.D. required. Additional expertise in Linguistics or Stylistics is desirable. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Teaching load is seven courses per year (two semesters), with a one course reduction per year available for scholarship and other pursuits. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced literature courses, freshman composition, and interdisciplinary core courses. Candidates should show evidence or promise of teaching excellence and commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Please submit a letter of application, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Review of applications begins Oct. 21, 2013. The position is subject to final administrative approval. Regis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22355

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: application closes Nov. 10 Nov. 29 (review begins Oct. 21)

Acknowledgment received: 10/22 (via Interfolio)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/11, 11/22 (via email)

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/5 X4 (via email)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/18

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Sneaky! 20-pp limit on writing sample divulged on interfolio page
  • Where did you find the November 10th deadline? The only deadline I've found in all the versions of this ad is the review-of-applications deadline of October 21st.
    • Nov. 10 may have been an error or from an outdated version of the ad. The Interfolio link says applications close on Nov. 29. Post has been corrected above
  • additional request is for a written response (not a statement of faith) to "mission materials" provided as attachment.

Siena Heights University (MI) - Asst Professor, British and World Lit. (Medieval-18th c., incl. Shakespeare) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • Phone interview scheduled, Nov. 18, per British Open page.

Sweet Briar College (VA) - TT Asst. Prof., Medieval Lit. and Culture - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Sweet Briar College seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in Medieval Literature and Culture to join the English Department. The Department offers majors and minors in English and in English and Creative Writing and also contributes to the Colleges programs in Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Gender Studies, and Education as well as the First-Year, General Education, and Honors programs.

This faculty member will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across traditional disciplinary boundaries, particularly with other members of the Medieval/Renaissance Studies program. Classes to be taught will include upper-level courses for the majors (the History of English, Chaucer, and topics courses in areas of specialization) as well as introductory courses in literature and composition. The teaching load is currently 3:3, though the College is in process of transitioning to a 3:2 load.

Qualified candidates for this position must have: by the start of the academic year, a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature with English as the major language, or Medieval Literature and Culture; expertise in Anglo-Saxon and/or Middle English literature; evidence of excellence in college-level teaching, an active research agenda and strong scholarly potential, and a commitment to service.

Preference will be given to candidates whose qualifications include one or more of the following: a strong concentration in global medieval literature and culture, including relevant languages in European or non-European traditions; research and teaching interests in transnational and transcultural interactions or in the intertextual relations between works in English and those in other languages; interdisciplinary expertise in, for example, theories of translation and/or narratology, gender studies, medieval philosophy or visual cultures, or comparative religions.

To apply, please email the following to medlitsearch@sbc.edu: CV; letter of application; writing sample of approximately 25pp.; sample syllabi; recent teaching evaluations; graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable); a list of three referees whom you have asked to submit confidential recommendations. Recommendations should also be submitted by PDF to the same email address.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/1 (email) (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 1/1 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/10 - MLA Interview scheduled by phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone been contacted after MLA interviews?  I thought they said they'd be sending out invitations the week of January 20th ... but maybe I just didn't get an invite.

No, I'm in the same boat.  No word since MLA.  My feeling is that they've extended invites and left the rest of us to figure it out.

Texas State University-San Marcos - TT Assistant Professor - British Medieval Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

College of Liberal Arts- Department of English

Position: Assistant Professor – British Medieval Literature - Job Posting #:    2014-14

Review Date: November 1, 2013

Appointment Date: Fall 2014

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in British medieval literature. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach courses in area of specialization, including both undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching assignment will also include core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Other course assignments may include history of the English language and courses within the candidate’s areas of interest. Teaching load is 2/2 first year, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2014.

Qualifications

Required: 1) Ph.D. in English, comparative literature, or closely related field, with degree completed at time of appointment. 2) Specialization in medieval literature. 3) Demonstrated teaching ability.

Preferred: 1) Demonstrated ability in scholarly research. 2) Expertise sufficient to teach graduate courses in Chaucer and other medieval topics. 3) Ability to teach history of the English language and core English courses (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys).

Application Procedures: Send a single pdf attachment to englishapplicants@txstate.edu that includes the following only, in this order: 1) Letter of application addressed to Professor Victoria Smith, Chair, Medievalist Search Committee. 2) Current CV. 3) Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words), and 4) Names of three references. To ensure full consideration, title the pdf YOUR LAST NAME-MEDIEVAL and specify in the first sentence of your application letter that you are applying for the position in medieval literature. The single pdf must arrive by November 1, 2013. Selected applicants will be contacted for web-based interviews.

Job Announcement (TSU San Marcos employment page)

Deadline: Nov. 1 2013

Acknowledgment received: 09/17 (postcard), 10/24 (email), 11/1 x4, 11/8 (postcard)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Email on 12/4 to schedule "web-based interview" within next week (x7)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: By phone 1/21 (x1)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Trinity University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Medieval) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Recent Ph.D. (or near Ph.D.) in English with research specialty in Medieval British Literature, including the history, religion, and culture of the Old and Middle English periods and relevant Latin and vernacular European backgrounds. Teach three undergraduate classes each semester, including upper-level courses in Medieval British Literature, lower-level survey courses in British Literature before 1800, and first-year writing courses. Application letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three confidential academic reference letters (not to be sent by candidate), dissertation abstract, and writing sample (no more than 15 pages), to be submitted by November 29, 2013. Please submit application materials through Interfolio via the link above. Inquiries can be made directly to: Professor Victoria Aarons, Chair Department of English, Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200 [Email: vaarons@trinity.edu]

Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22174

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 29

Acknowledgment received:  11/26 (email x1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA (by phone) 12/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/27 Received rejection e-mail informing me that an appointment had been made (so presumably offer accepted).

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

When I go to the interfolio page, there's an option to upload confidential letters; however, there's also a note saying that letters are not to be sent by the candidate! Has anyone figured out what they want us to do? Are the confidential letters sent through interfolio alright to use, or should I just have my dossier sent on my behalf from my institution? 

  • Yes, the confidential letters uploaded to Interfolio are acceptable.  The problem I had was with the official transcript, which is a hassle to have my institution send a letter on my behalf to Intefolio.

University of Bristol (UK) - Lectureship in English (Late Medieval/Early Modern period)Edit

University of California, Santa Cruz - Asst. Prof (Literature), Mediterranean Studies: Medieval/Early Modern - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ Department of Literature Assistant Professor - Mediterranean Studies: Medieval/Early Modern

The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz is searching for two positions during 2013-14 in the area of Mediterranean Studies, one in Ancient Comparative and one in Medieval/Early Modern, conceived of as a “cluster hire.” The position in Medieval/Early Modern Mediterranean Studies is found below. The description of the Ancient Comparative Mediterranean Studies position is available for viewing at the following URL: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00036-14.pdf.

Medieval and/or early modern Mediterranean Literatures and Cultures. Work in at least two languages, including Arabic, Byzantine Greek, Italian, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Spanish, or other relevant languages. Candidates should have a strong grounding in the tradition of their primary literatures, with interests in ways the larger Mediterranean region is a relevant category of analysis. We seek scholars with the appropriate linguistic expertise whose work transcends traditional literary and textual approaches by conceptualizing the medieval and/or early modern Mediterranean as a dynamic space of cultural and historical significance. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses and small advanced seminars, and to actively participate in the graduate program. This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or equivalent degree (in hand by June 1, 2014) in Comparative Literature, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Romance Languages and Literatures, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book published or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in at least two linguistic traditions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with graduate students; competence in a third language literature.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), vitae, three current confidential letters of recommendation* (2010 or later), two syllabi, and a short representative writing sample (30 pages max. in PDF format). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00037

Refer to Position #JPF00037-14 in all correspondence

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.html

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013. 
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2014 and Comparative 2014

  • Any updates/news of campus visits? Nothing post MLA interview here. Wiki shows campus visits were scheduled on 1/11 for a search in 2012.

University of Denver - TT Assistant Professor, Medieval Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Medieval Literature. Duties will include teaching a full range of courses in Old and Middle English at the undergraduate and graduate level, and undergraduate courses in Linguistics and History of the Language. Responsibilities also include maintaining an active research agenda in Medieval Literature and participating in departmental and university service including student advising and mentoring.

Minimum Qualifications: • PhD in English (ABD considered), if PhD is not complete by September 1, 2014, the individual will hold the rank of Instructor until the degree is complete • Appropriate teaching experience for a full range of courses in Old and Middle English Literature • An active research agenda in Medieval Literature

Preferred Qualifications: • Expertise in linguistics preferred

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Those who wish to apply must submit an online application at http://www.dujobs.org and attach a cover letter and a C.V. Please mail 3 letters of recommendation and any additional supporting materials to L. Bensel-Meyers, Chair, Department of English, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 or email to lbenselm@du.edu.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer. Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22627

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 10/30 1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/4 x4 (no interview scheduled; letter said application is being left open), 4/14

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/4 - notified via email that all MLA interviews had been scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 - phone

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • rejection letter 4/14 said position has been filled

University of Massachusetts - Boston - TT Asst. Professor, Medieval Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure track position, beginning September 1, 2014, for a specialist in Medieval Literature and Culture. Strong candidates will possess a background in the history of the English language, global/comparative studies, history of the book, and/or digital humanities. Please describe secondary and interdisciplinary areas of research and teaching expertise in your letter of application. The position carries a 2/2 teaching load, which includes general education courses, English major courses-both large lecture classes and discussion-based classes-and graduate seminars. UMass Boston is a lively urban research university with a large and dynamic undergraduate English major, over 100 English master's students, an MFA program for fiction and poetry, and the most diverse student body in New England.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field (candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2014).

Applications must be received by November 15. Submit a cover letter, CV, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages online. Dossiers of letters of recommendation must be emailed directly to english.recruitment@umb.edu to the attention of Prof. Cheryl Nixon, Chair, Department of English.

Online App. Form: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=43654&jobboard=148

HigheredJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview by email (12/13) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: By E-mail (1/24)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I've heard from a reliable source that an offer was made and accepted. (3/16)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Rochester (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Late Medieval English Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Rochester’s English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, with specialization in late medieval English literature and culture. Candidates should have completed their PhDs by July 1, 2014. We want to hire someone whose interests and expertise will excite our students and leave a lasting mark on the scholarly community. Candidates whose interdisciplinary credentials might contribute to or expand ongoing work at Rochester are especially encouraged to apply. The standard teaching load is two undergraduate or graduate courses each semester. Please submit electronically to https://www.rochester.edu/fort/eng/ a letter of application, a CV, an abstract of your dissertation or current book project, a writing sample, and the names of at least three references. Review of completed applications will begin on October 22, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22931

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/9; 12/10 (MLA x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/8

Offer accepted: 2/17

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Tampa - TT Asst. Professor of English, Classics and Medieval Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks candidates for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English starting in fall 2014.

A Ph.D. in a literary humanities field is required, with specializations in Classics and Medieval Studies. Secondary expertise in theoretical criticism, comparative mythology, and/or the history of narrative is desirable. The annual teaching load is twelve credit hours each semester (3/3), distributed between the subject field and First Year Writing. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate teaching excellence, including a commitment to First Year Writing, which is taught by all members of the department. The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activity, advise students, and provide service to the department, college, university, and broader community.

To apply, go to https://jobs.ut.edu

Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter detailing their teaching experience and research, current curriculum vitae, and a scholarly writing sample In addition, applicants will be requested to enter name and email address for three (3) reference providers.

Review of applications will commence by November 1, 2013. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. The University of Tampa is an EOE/AA employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/22 (x3) (MLA, arranged via phone and email)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/11 (email) (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Has anyone who interviewed at MLA heard from the Search Committee?
  • Nope. They said that those not invited for campus visits wouldn't hear anything until the very end, though, so I'm assuming I wasn't short listed.
  • No, but at MLA they told me that they'd be contacting people about campus visits by the first week in Feb at the latest, so I'm trying not to worry yet.
  • Rejections email said they had "selected another candidate," so I guess that means the person accepted their offer?

University of Toronto - Associate / Full Professor - Old English Language and LiteratureEdit

The Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto invites applications and nominations for the Cameron Professorship in Old English Language and Literature. This is a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Centre for Medieval Studies (51%) and the Department of English (49%) with special responsibility as Chief Editor of the Dictionary of Old English (DOE). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2014.

The successful incumbent for this position will demonstrate a deep commitment to producing the highest quality scholarship in the field of Old English language and literature. The incumbent will provide leadership and forge critical links between scholars of Old English language and literature at the University of Toronto and their counterparts at universities and specialized institutions across Canada and abroad. Candidates are required to have a PhD and demonstrated evidence of teaching and research excellence in both Old English and other relevant fields (e.g. Medieval Latin and Old Norse).

The Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of English offer the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in units that are committed to studying both medieval culture and English language and literature in historical depth and geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Centre and the Department reflect that diversity in their approach to English as a world language. The Centre and Department are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in both these areas. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by selecting 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 (with special attention to the Dictionary of Old English), and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact careers.english@utoronto.ca or director.medieval@utoronto.ca . All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T 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: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Centre for Medieval Studies via e-mail to director.medieval@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 31, 2013.

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of English or the Dictionary of Old English, please visit our respective home pages: http://www.medieval.utoronto.ca, http://www.english.utoronto.ca and http://www.doe.utoronto.ca.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Warwick (UK) - Assistant Professor in Middle English Literature 1300-1520Edit

University of Warwick - English and Comparative Literary Studies

You will undertake advanced research and teaching in the area of fourteenth and fifteenth century Middle English literature and culture in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally.

You will carry out regular and routine administration associated with teaching and research activity as required by the University’s procedures and its students.

Interview date: w/c 9 December 2013

Date placed: Monday, 9 September 2013

Closing date: Friday, 27 September 2013

jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: Sept. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/22 (email) x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

U.S. Naval Academy - TT Asst. Professor, English Medieval Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

We anticipate (pending budgetary approval) a tenure-track position at the assistant-professor level in the following field: English Medieval Literature. We welcome such subspecialities as Film, Ethnic and Minority Literatures other than African American, Gender Studies, Digital Humanities, and Rhetoric.

Tenure-track faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum, including sections of our Freshman Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature sequence. While this sequence is required of all our first-year students, we individually design our own sections. The Naval Academy also has a comprehensive major in English, beginning with required survey courses. We are especially interested in candidates who have the ability and desire to teach writing within the context of literature courses, not only in their specialized field but in other areas as well. The position begins in fall, 2014.

Teaching Load: 9 hours/semester (2 sections Freshman literature and writing; 1 section upper-level literature course;) Ph.D. in literature by August 2014 required. Letter and vita by November 8, 2013 to Mark McWilliams, chair of the English Department at mcwillia@usna.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22767

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: By Email (x7)

Request for additional materials: By Email [posted 11/13/13], 11/14 (email) (x2), 11/18 (email) (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview by phone (12/9) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/3 (by email)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • Yes, second-hand info. (early July)

NOTES:

  • Fyi, when I submitted my additional materials, I was told that MLA interviews would be scheduled via phone in mid-December.

Wabash College (IN) - TT Position, British Lit. before 1900 and Rhet./Comp. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: "12/11, MLA (x2)"
  • From British Open: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/21"
  • From British Open: "Offer accepted: 2/18"

Wellesley College -- TT Asst. Prof. (2 positions; fields incl. Medieval Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Wellesley College English Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor, with specializations in one of three fields: African-American literature, queer literature, and medieval literature. Having a secondary interest in 20th and 21st- British and Anglophone literature is a plus. Candidates should have a promising program of research in their field. Ph.D. preferred (ABD considered). The teaching responsibilities of this position include a 2/2 course load and the development of courses in the candidate's specialty at all levels of the department's undergraduate curriculum as well as in other literature, in composition, and in the introduction of literary study to majors. Please submit letter of application, CV, writing sample and names of recommenders by October 15, 2013, to Kathleen Brogan, Chair of the Search Committee, through Wellesley's on-line application system at https://career.wellesley.edu. The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly. If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials electronically, email working@wellesley.edu for assistance. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/6 x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (via phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

• Has anyone heard back after a visit on either of these searches?

• Nothing yet here (2/11) x2

Also posted at African American 2014, Anglophone 2014, Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014 and Modern British 2014

Wesleyan University (CT) - Assistant Professor of Medieval Intellectual/Cultural History - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Medieval Intellectual/Cultural History. College of Letters, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. Rank: Assistant professor, to begin 1 July 2014. The College of Letters at Wesleyan University seeks a scholar of intellectual and cultural history, broadly defined, specializing in medieval Europe and working primarily in languages other than Italian and English. Familiarity with contemporary theory is desirable. The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary department in European literature, history and philosophy from the classical period to the present day. Team teaching of material from all three disciplines, over the period from antiquity to the present, is required. Broad literary and philosophical interests are essential. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference, a one-page thesis abstract, a chapter- length writing sample, sample syllabi, online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4080 by November 15, 2013.

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): via email Jan 10 (250+ apps, 15 semi-finalists)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • From European History page: "Invitation for campus interview (Jan. 3rd)"

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Also posted at European History 2013-14

NOTES:

So, because they listed in the JIL, can we assume that they would consider a lit PhD, despite the Intellectual History/ Cultural History job title?

  • I'm a graduate of Wes (did not do COL but took a lot of the classes). Most of the faculty teach literature in some fashion or another. It's interdisciplinary in a very real way that's all too rare these days. They want someone who can do it all.
  • Ta very much!
  • December 7th and the waiting is killing me. Such a peach of a job! Good luck ot us all. 

West Virginia Wesleyan College - TT Asst. Professor, pre-20th c. British Lit. (fields incl. Medieval) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone  2/6 (x2)"
  • From British Open page: "heard offer was accepted for this position in late March"

Whitman College (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in English, with expertise in Medieval Literature, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2014. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will offer courses in Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and literature courses at the introductory level. An ability to teach courses in Renaissance literature or Victorian literature would be an asset. He or she will also help to staff expository writing courses and General Studies 145-46 (Encounters), Whitman College's required first-year course. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidate's interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of English (Medieval Literature)."

Deadline: September 25, 2013. New Deadline: October 7, 2013

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see http://www.whitman.edu and http:/www.wallawalla.org.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Sept. 25 2013  Oct. 7, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/7 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/3 (email said a candidate had accepted the position x3)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 10/18 (Skype) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 10/28

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 11/26

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Planning campus interviews for this semester. [posted 10/20]
  • Five bucks that the candidate was an inside hire.
  • WRONG: I have it from good authority that the person hired had no existing connection. Why would you assume this?
  • As one of the campus visitors I can say it was a real process. Not sure why someone would think otherwise.

Wingate University (NC) - Assistant Professor of English (pref. for Medieval British) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: "campus interview scheduled (heard from another candidate) [posted 2/11]"

Yeshiva University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Early English Lit.  - CANCELLEDEdit

  • See full post at Renaissance 2014
  • Someone on the Ren site is now saying they've received an e-mail saying this search is canceled due to budget problems. . . [posted 10/30]

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / FellowshipsEdit

Allegheny College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Literature -- CANCELLEDEdit

The English Department of Allegheny College invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in introductory literature, Chaucer and Shakespeare. Qualifications: Ph.D., college teaching experience, a promising record of publication, and a strong commitment to teaching. Teaching load is 3/3. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Please submit letter of application and c.v. by email to Christopher Bakken, Chair, Department of English at englishjobs@allegheny.edu. We will begin reading applications immediately and up until April 15th, 2014. Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24670

MLA JIL 03/21/14

Deadline: April 15

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • E-mail 4/23: "Thank you for your interest in the visiting professor of Medieval literature position at Allegheny College.  I regret to inform you that this search has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances."

California Institute of Technology - Postdoctoral Instructor in Medieval British Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a Two-Year Postdoctoral Instructor appointment, which would begin in the fall of 2014, in medieval British literature. Candidates specializing in global and comparative literatures, the history of the book, or material and visual cultures are especially invited to apply. Postdoctoral instructors are expected to teach three ten-week undergraduate courses per year (quarter system) while at Caltech. The position is contingent upon completion of Ph.D.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, a writing sample of not more than 25 pages, and at least three letters of recommendation by email to: mblpdi@hss.caltech.edu or mailed to: Medieval British Literature Postdoctoral Instructor Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 101-40, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Application deadline is December 1, 2013.

Caltech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23830

MLA JIL 11/08/13

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 3/18 (email); 3/18 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview (via email) 1/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • informed position is filled (4/9)

Davidson College (NC) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Medieval-Early Modern and Queer Theory - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at Renaissance 2014
  • MLA Interviews scheduled, around 30 Nov. according to Renaissance page.

Northwestern University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department of Northwestern University seeks a one-year, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in any area of medieval English literature. Old English, Anglo-Norman, and comparative projects especially welcome. Must have Ph.D. in hand by start date of Sept. 1, 2014. Teaching load of 3 upper-division courses on a quarter system. Please submit application, CV, writing sample (max. 25 pages), and names of 3 recommenders to Barbara Newman, Dept. of English, 1897 Sheridan Road, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, before deadline of Jan. 30. AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23742

MLA JIL 11/01/13

Deadline: Jan. 30 2014

Acknowledgment received: 10/30, 12/3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 3/19 x2 (skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Email 2/28/14 to ask for confirmation that candidates are still interested (i.e. haven't accepted another position already). The email said that they were in the process of selecting finalists.
  • Position filled 4/15

Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval British Literature -- POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing position in Medieval British Literature. The incumbent will teach at all the levels of the curriculum in the incumbent's area of specialization. To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference should be sent, preferably via Interfolio's ByCommittee Service or to: Jennifer Bryan, Chair of the Search Committee, Oberlin College English Department, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 by March 15, 2014.

MLA JIL 02/07/14

https://apply.interfolio.com/24420

Deadline: March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 5/2 rejection by snail mail saying that the position had been filled.

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Sarah Lawrence College - Guest Position in Medieval Lit. (1 yr.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a one year full time guest position in Medieval Literature, beginning in September 2014, and possibly renewable. Specialization is open, but candidates should also be able to incorporate in their teaching authors, genres, or sub-periods from outside their immediate specialization, and to offer both introductory and more advanced courses. A full time position at Sarah Lawrence entails teaching two courses each term, in addition to conducting individualized tutorial, or 'conference' work, with each student in seminars. A full time position at Sarah Lawrence entails teaching two courses each term, in addition to conducting individualized tutorial, or 'conference' work, with each student in seminars. Courses can be designed as single-term or year-long courses.

Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials; interdisciplinary work is a central component of the curriculum. Candidates should either be well along in their dissertation work, or have completed the dissertation by the time of appointment: and evidence of success as a teacher is required. The application should include the following: Cover letter, CV, course descriptions for two proposed courses, sample of scholarly writing and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for receipt of applications: July 1, 2014. To apply for the position, please go to our online application site: https://slc.simplehire.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50703

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: July 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 7/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Nevada, Reno - Lecturer, Core Humanities Program (pref. Medieval Studies)Edit

Humanities: The Core Humanities program of the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking candidates for a full-time, lecturer position for the 2014–15 academic year, renewable for up to two additional years. The successful applicant will teach four courses per semester in the Core Humanities program, which offers a required Core sequence of three interdisciplinary courses on human histories and cultures from ancient times to the present: CH 201 Ancient and Medieval Cultures; CH 202 The Modern World; and CH 203 American Experiences. Required qualifications are an MA degree in a humanities discipline, demonstrated record of effective teaching, and experience teaching interdisciplinary courses in content areas equivalent to at least two of the three Core Humanities courses. Preferred qualifications are 1) specialization in classics or some field of ancient or medieval studies, or extensive experience teaching an interdisciplinary humanities course equivalent to CH 201; 2) additional teaching experience in an interdisciplinary humanities course equivalent to CH 202 or CH 203. Applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter of application detailing your teaching philosophy and the contributions you would make to the Core Humanities program, along with a full curriculum vitae and reference contact information. Applications can be made at this site: http://jobs.unr.edu Applications received by the deadline of April 4, 2014 will receive full consideration. AA/EOE

https://apply.interfolio.com/24543

MLA JIL 02/28/14

Deadline:  April 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of New Hampshire - Lecturer in Pre-1800 British Literature  (1 yr. Appt.) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of New Hampshire Department of English invites applications for a one-year, benefits-eligible lectureship for the 2014-2015 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 be advanced ABD or have a Ph.D. in literature. Applicants should send a letter, CV, dossier, writing sample, and stamped self-addressed envelope by 25 April 2014: 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://apply.interfolio.com/24794

MLA JIL 4/18/14

Deadline: April 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): skype interview scheduled by email (5/8)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone asked what they mean by "dossier"? My first thought would be recommendations, but I can't send my recommendations and a SSSE in the same package, since the recommendations are confidential and have to be sent through Interfolio.

An answer, sorta: "Dossier" probably means a dossier of your referees letters. That is what I sent. You can always offer more info in the closing statement of your letter. Since the ad requested a self-addressed envelope, I mailed it out. The search was on the last year's wiki for more info. --> Medieval 2013

Update: I sent recommendation letters as my "dossier," and I received an email telling me to send my "teaching materials/dossier." I'm guessing that's what they wanted in the first place, but I suppose there is also a chance that it was a request for more materials. Anyone else have input on this?

  • I got a similar message/request for my teaching dossier. I figured it was boilerplate for all applicants, but the Renaissance 2014 page says people have received rejections, so maybe it is a good sign?

Also posted at British Open 2014 and Renaissance 2014

University of Toronto - Asst. Professor of Old English Language & Lit. (2 Positions - 3 yr. Limited Term Appt.) - POSITIONS FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor - Old English Language & Literature

Position/Title Rank: Assistant Professor - Old English Language & Literature

Job Field: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: Centre for Medieval Studies

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled (Applications will be reviewed starting March 22, 2014 and continue until position is filled)

The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, invites applications for two positions of Drafting Editor at the Dictionary of Old English. This is a grant-funded contractually limited term appointment for three years, with the possibility of renewal, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will have a PhD by time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also demonstrate a deep familiarity and expertise with the Corpus of Old English and have excellent research ability. The successful candidate will have teaching experience and will be expected to contribute to teaching in the graduate program in the Centre for Medieval Studies. Knowledge of medieval Latin is essential and proficiency in a cognate Germanic language is desirable. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to draft entries for the Dictionary of Old English.

This position offers a rare opportunity to participate in team research in the humanities, and therefore the ability to work well with other members of the project and to complete entries efficiently and expeditiously so deadline is of paramount importance. The position also involves outreach to the public, so the ability to communicate the project’s research in a dynamic, engaging manner is also essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further details and to apply online please visit http://www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca. See job # 1400303.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract and writing sample up to a maximum of 20 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact director.medieval@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applications on March 22, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Centre for Medieval Studies via e-mail to director.medieval@utoronto.ca .

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies or the Dictionary of Old English, please visit our home pages: http://www.medieval.utoronto.ca, and http://www.doe.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24627

MLA JIL 3/14/14

Deadline: review begins March 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: By 29 May the positions are both filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of York (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Medieval LiteratureEdit

Jointly based at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and the University of York, the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) http://www.sdu.dk/cml is a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The Centre takes an integrated European approach to the study of Medieval Literature and welcomes applications from those working on the literary cultures of medieval Europe, from Scandinavia to the Middle East. Research projects will fall within the three main research areas of CML: languages, fictionality and canon formation and will normally result in the publication of a monograph or a series of articles in edited collections and international peer-reviewed journals.

You will be committed to collaboration which unites scholarship across disciplines and languages, and creating a shared research environment across SDU and York by spending extended periods of time in both institutions. You will hold a PhD in a relevant area of Medieval Studies (Literature, Philology, Linguistics, Manuscript Studies, History) and be able to work at an advanced level in at least two of the languages of Medieval Europe.

Informal inquiries can be made to Professor Elizabeth Tyler: elizabeth.tyler@york.ac.uk.

Salary will be within the range £29,837 - £30,728 a year. The post is full time and available from 29 September 2014, for a period of 3 years.

Closing date: 1 April 2014

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

APPLY

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIC572/postdoctoral-research-fellow/

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Williams College (MA) - 1 yr. Visiting Asst. Professor in Medieval English Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department of Williams College seeks a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor in medieval English literature with a strong interest in global/comparative medieval studies and/or critical theory. Specific areas might include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following: Judaism and Islam, empire and national identity, gender and sexuality. In addition to courses in their specialty, candidates will teach one or more introductory courses (on topics of their own devising) for first-year students. Full-time visitors teach five courses over two semesters and receive a full benefits package. The start date for the position will be July 1, 2014.

Send application letter, CV, dossier or recommendations, and writing sample (25 pp. or less) through Interfolio by November 4, 2013.

All applications should be submitted through Interfolio at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/22076. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/faculty-positions-available/

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/30

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype Interview scheduled (12/5) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 3/20 (position has been filled)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [per rejection noted above]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

See AlsoHumanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14Edit

Medievalist DemographicsEdit

Medievalist Wiki CountEdit

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

Anglo-Saxon/Old English: 5

Middle English: 16

Anglo-Saxon/Middle English: 7

Comparative Medieval: 6

Medieval/Renaissance: 4

Germanic:

Celtic: 2

Lurkers:

  • ME lurkers
  • OE/ME lurker
  • Germanic lurker

Total: 28 + 3 lurkers 

Demographics:Edit

ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 16

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc): 12

Assistant Professor: 2

Associate Professor: 1

Full Professor:

Search Committee:

Lurker: 1

Faculty "Job Coach":

Other: 1

TOTAL: 34 <---Don't forget to update!

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