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Page for academic positions in Medieval Literature that begin in 2016.

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Hollins University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - pre-1800 (incl. Medieval Literature) - OFFER MADEEdit

The English Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning July 2016.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist with strength in British literature before 1800.  Applicants are sought who have the ability to teach speculative fiction, Medieval literature, and/or 17th and 18th century British literature.  The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can offer courses at all levels, including writing-intensive courses, in a variety of literary periods.  Candidates should include other areas of interest in their applications.  Teaching load is six courses per year.  Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing honors thesis work, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

Ph.D. required at time of employment.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a writing sample to englishsearchbritish@hollins.edu.  Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015.  All applications will be acknowledged, and interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Austin, TX on January 7-10, 2016.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.  The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/28

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • Will inform those invited to interview at MLA on or before December 18th.
  • Requested a Skype interview to determine MLA interviewees - 12/1
  • Were you notified about the interview by e-mail or phone?
  • By email. Was told the Skype talk is to narrow further to figure out who to ask for an MLA interview.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Jan. 26-28 (still waiting to hear back)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/26

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lafayette College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Medieval English Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a full time tenure track position in Medieval English Literature at the rank of assistant professor. Secondary area in digital humanities strongly desirable. The successful candidate will be able to teach lower division courses in writing and introductory literature, and upper division courses in Medieval English Literature and History of the English Language, in addition to courses that fulfill the requirements of the Common Course of Study. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter. Research support is generous. Ph.D./ABD near completion required. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher committed to the mission of a liberal arts college. If your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service might support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/), please address in your letter. Application materials (letter and C.V.) may be submitted either through Interfolio or sent directly to Professor Patricia Donahue, Department of English, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042. Deadline is November 3, 2015.

http://provost.lafayette.edu/english-department-assistant-professor/

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/10 (email) x2, 11/30 (email) x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/22 (MLA; contacted by phone) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 (with apologies for this belated posting)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/30

Offer accepted: 3/30

NOTES:

  • Anyone heard anything regarding campus visits?  
  • I have been wondering myself. I received a quick reply to my thank you for the MLA interview. And that's it.

Linfield College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature (pref. Medieval or 18th c.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Linfield College invites applications for an approved tenure-track position in British literature at the rank of assistant professor, beginning Fall 2016. Expertise in the medieval or long eighteenth-century (1660-1830) periods is preferred. Expertise in gender and sexuality, race, class, ecocriticism, transnationalism, cultural studies, digital humanities, or other critical/theoretical approaches is welcome. A yearly five-course teaching load includes alternating semesters of an introductory British literature survey, a first year Inquiry Seminar, and an upper-division course in one's specialty. Candidates should demonstrate excellent teaching and the ability to integrate an active scholarly program with their classroom practice. A Ph.D. in English or a related field is required by July 1, 2016.

Applicants should submit a C.V. and cover letter to Dr. Barbara Kitt Seidman, English Department Chairperson, at http://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs. Letters should explain qualifications: undergraduate teaching philosophy and experience, research interests and projects related to the preferred areas of expertise, and ways that one's teaching, scholarship and service will support Linfield's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants will receive email acknowledgment upon electronic receipt of these materials.

Review of initial applications will begin on October 1, with final application deadline October 16. Selected applicants will be asked to submit a complete dossier, including letters of recommendation, by November 10. Skype interviews will be conducted in mid-December, with campus visits to follow in mid-February.

https://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs/48981.html

Deadline: Oct. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/6 (x2)

Rejection (no interview): 11/5 (x9)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/24

Offer accepted: 3/2

NOTES:

  • Also posted at British Open 2016 and Restoration/18th-Century 2016
  • Has anyone been able to upload additional requested materials online? Because the position is closed it doesn't seem to be a possibility.
  • I just emailed Ms. Henninger requesting clarification -- but I also sent a pdf of all of my supplemental materials along with the email, just in case.  Hopefully the issue is resolved by the end of the day!

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Edward L. Surtz, S. J., Professorship in Medieval Literature and Culture (early Associate Professor) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Department of English invites applications for a full-time position (with expedited tenure review) at the rank of Associate Professor of English, Medieval Literature and Culture. The Surtz Professorship is a five-year appointment. When the term ends, the faculty member will hold a regular tenured appointment in the department. The Surtz Professor will assume the teaching load of a research-intensive faculty member and receive a generous research stipend. Proud of its strong research record, the department serves 300 undergraduate majors and minors and offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml.

Teaching responsibilities include a range of courses from Old English through Middle English at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the successful candidate would participate in the CAS interdisciplinary program in Medieval Studies.

Minimum Education or Experience: This position is an endowed junior professorship designed for a recent Associate Professor with strong credentials, including a record of excellence in research and teaching, and a capacity for strong student mentorship. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in English and the rank of Associate Professor. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate considerable expertise in medieval English literature and culture. Priority will be given to applicants with a published monograph or its scholarly equivalent. Research and teaching that takes a broad approach to the Middle Ages is particularly welcome. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Campus: Rogers Park-Lake Shore

POSITION INFORMATION

Job Open Date: 09-10-2015

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants should provide the names and email addresses of three referees from whom we can request letters of recommendation. In order to expand the applicant pool, and as the MLA suggests, we will conduct initial interviews by SKYPE after December 15, 2015. We will ask finalists to forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to jwexler@luc.edu or:

Joyce Wexler, Ph.D., Chair
Department of English
Loyola University Chicago
1001 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60626

Apply at: http://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58391

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Dec. 15 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype [posted 12/18]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • This position was also advertised last year; see Medieval 2015
  • This appears to be an OE position being advertised misleadingly broadly. Talk up your OE folks! Everything's coming up Anglo-Saxon!
  • What makes you say that, Allen Frantzen's presence in the department? If they had wanted an OE person only, presumably they would have advertised for such. I mention this just in case someone would read the previous comment and not apply. Not to rain on the OE parade (I do OE myself), but many departments are choosing not to constrain searches to OE even when replacing Anglo-Saxonists.
  • because I know in part how the failed search went down, that's why. Now, obviously there's no reason ME folks can't apply too. I was just encouraging OE applicants because the ad itself does not, but based on last year's search, that is in fact what they're looking for. We've got a great wiki, let's play nice and professional, eh? Some of us are genuinely trying to help.
  • OK. Not sure what was not nice or not professional about my reply. It's great that Loyola may in fact prefer to hire an OE person. My comment was just meant to offer my opinion that there is probably nothing "misleading" about the ad as written, at least no more than any job ad. As an aside, I'm fairly sure no OE person ever saw an ad for general medieval and thought, 'Not targeted to an OE person; I won't apply.'
  • Thanks to the commentator who alluded to the "failed search." Can you say more, please?
  • I'm trying to be both politic and anonymous. I know for a fact that last year they ran the same ad, and obviously did not close the search. I know for a fact that they very much wanted OE last year. It's not impossible that they have changed their minds about that, but based on last year I continue to strongly urge OE candidates to apply. I'm sorry if I've annoyed people, I just thought I could help candidates apply more successfully by sharing what I know. I'm happy for my comments to be deleted if they are inappropriate.
  • Thanks very much! 
  • They hired someone who works in Middle English after all.
    • Exactly. Job ads mean what they say, except when they don't, but anyone who's been faculty knows that departments don't even always agree about what they 'secretly' want.

Oregon State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Medieval Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Writing, Literature and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medieval literature and culture.

The successful candidate will be a researcher with potential for distinction and a teacher of demonstrated excellence.

The successful candidate will join the literary studies faculty in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, which also houses creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and film studies. Our new colleauge will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including the early British literature survey and introductory Shakespeare courses as well as topics in medieval literature and culture, and will also advise MA theses. Our surveys integrate collaborative and transatlantic elements as well as a wide range of texts (digital, material, archival, etc.). Innovative and interdisciplinary approaches are also encouraged at the upper-division and graduate levels. A typical load is two courses for two terms and one course for one term on a trimester system during the academic year.

The primary mission of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film is research/creative activity and undergraduate and graduate education. The School offers the BA and MA in English, a minor in writing with courses in creative writing and professional writing, a film minor, and the MFA in Creative Writing.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

PhD in literature with specialization in medieval literature and culture by August 2016.

Demonstrated effectiveness of high quality undergraduate teaching.

Demonstrated potential for establishing a research agenda that results in publication in refereed journals.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications:

We would be interested in secondary specializations in any of the following areas: material and visual culture, global and comparative studies, and medievalism across periods.

An advanced assistant will have demonstrated effectiveness of high quality teaching in pre-1800 and lower-division sections (including early modern/Shakespeare), and a record of publication that demonstrates potential for distinction.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Monday, November 2, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Transcript of graduate work. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach transcripts if the PDF file is 5MB or less. If over 5MB in size, submit to contact person(s) listed below. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

4) One page summary of dissertation or book project.

In addition, applicants must submit cover letter, cv, transcript, and three letters of reference electronically through Interfolio at the following site: http://apply.interfolio.com/30436

For additional information, please contact Richmond Barbour (rbarbour@oregonstate.edu) or Amelie Stoyer (Amelie.Stoyer@oregonstate.edu).

Quicklink for Posting: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67594

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: (11/16) x2 (11/17) x1 (11/18) x1

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/2 (MLA, asked by phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (via phone and email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/10

NOTES:

Pacific University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Medieval and Renaissance Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Pacific University (Oregon) invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor in British Medieval and Renaissance Literature beginning August 2016. Teaching load: five courses annually including Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Shakespeare, expository writing, first-year seminar, and capstone supervision. Subfields in creative writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, play writing) or theater are a bonus. Required: PhD complete by August 2016, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and indication of scholarly promise. U.S. work permit also required. Salary and benefits competitive. Pacific University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Application review begins October 16, 2015. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA, and possibly at AWP. Submit a letter of interest, CV, evidence of successful teaching, a sample syllabus, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to English Search Committee (humanities@pacificu.edu). We accept only electronic submissions, PDF preferred. For additional details see http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 16

Acknowledgment received: 10/12

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/13

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/23/16

Offer accepted: 2/25/16

NOTES:

Southern Connecticut State University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - British Medieval Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: The department invites applications for a tenure-track position in British medieval literature. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to teach Chaucer, late Middle English literature, and History of the English Language. Teaching assignments will also include first-year composition, general education literature, and introductions to the major, as well as graduate courses in medieval literature for our MA, MS, and MFA students. Teaching or equivalent workload is 12 credits per semester.

The successful candidate must be committed to teaching in a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All SCSU faculty members share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. In an effort to further diversify our faculty to better resemble our student body and to diversify our course offerings and approaches to teaching literature, we strongly encourage minority candidates to apply.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in medieval British literature at time of appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach Chaucer, late Middle English literature, and History of the English Language.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching first-year composition and expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following: Linguistics, Classical Literature, and World Literature. Preference will also be given to candidates who address their commitment and explain their approach to teaching writing and reading to a wide range of college students. Highly qualified candidates will have experience teaching at a regional comprehensive university or similar institution.

Application Process: All applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation (including knowledge of applicant’s teaching ability), a brief teaching statement (1-3 pages), and a 10-20-page writing sample. The Chair of the search, Dr. Scott Ellis, can be contacted at ENGsearch1@southernct.edu. In order for your application to be given full consideration, materials must be received by Monday, November 30th, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

LINK. Announced in Chronicle 10/26/15.

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/4 (Skype, contacted by email) X2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/27

Rejection (after campus interview): 

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any updates on this one? <--Skype interview noted above (1/4)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL) - TT Assistant Professor, Medieval Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Medieval Literature, beginning August 15, 2016. PhD must be completed by the start of the appointment. Duties will include a 3/2 teaching load of courses in Old and Middle English at the undergraduate and graduate level and also History of the English Language. Successful candidates will have evidence of strong college teaching, a demonstrated potential for ongoing publication in Medieval Studies, and a commitment to serving a diverse student population. Our 30+-member department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees within a nationally ranked teaching and research urban university with over 18,000 students. Visit us at www.uab.edu/english.

Deadline for applications will be October 19, 2015. Please submit letter of application and C.V. via the Interfolio ByCommittee platform at http://apply.interfolio.com/30656 . Requests for writing samples and dossiers will be made after our initial screening. We will be conducting interviews at MLA and/or via Skype.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 19

Acknowledgment received: 10/13

Request for additional materials: 11/5 x 2

Rejection (no interview): 11/6 X3

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

  • The link to Interfolio on HigherEdJobs.com lacks a period after "apply" and takes you to a different site. Be sure to use this link or type in the link yourself into the URL bar.
  • Thanks. Link now fixed above (08/20)

University of British Columbia (CAN: BC) - TT Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medieval literature. We invite applications from specialists in Old and/or Middle English. Expertise in digital humanities would be an asset.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website by October 31, 2015 at: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/21401 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Position start date: July 1, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: http://www.english.ubc.ca.

MLA JIL 09/10/15

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/25

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/23 (Skype scheduled for 12/11)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/17

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • (1/13) Campus visits will take place over the next couple weeks.

University of Chicago (IL) - Assistant Professor of Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English from candidates whose scholarly work is in Anglo-Saxon studies, as well as candidates who can teach courses in Anglo-Saxon language and literature but whose scholarship extends to other areas of medieval studies.

This position is anticipated to commence July 1, 2016. Conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2016 is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date.

Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, an abstract of the dissertation or book project, and a 20-25 page writing sample at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 02726: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu.

Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of the Incarnate Word (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in British Literature (pre-18th c.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

(tenure-track, 4-4 load) beginning August 2016.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will have the ability to teach upper level British Literature courses and Core courses in World Literature and Composition. We prefer candidates with scholarship in and experience teaching Pre-Eighteenth-Century British Literature. Applicants with experience teaching Eco-Criticism, Multi-Ethnic Literature, and History of the English Language are strongly urged to apply. Application Deadline: November 15, 2015. We anticipate conducting preliminary interviews at MLA in January 2016.

Required Education: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature with specialization in British Literature by July 2016.

Required Work Experience: The successful candidate will have at least one year of demonstrated successful teaching experience in the discipline.

Apply at: https://jobs.uiw.edu/postings/5994

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/07 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/8 (emailed after MLA interview)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • The HR application website excpects us to upload letters of recommendation directly ourselves without the mediation of Interfolio. The application cannot be submitted otherwise. I wrote to the Chair asking what we were supposed to do. Still haven't heard back. 9/7
  • HR website says "Applicants must provide 3 letters of recommendation for consideration. Please submit letters to Dr. Emily Clark – ejclark@uiwtx.edu."
  • Also posted at British Open 2016 and Renaissance 2016

University of Mary (ND) - English Faculty Position - British Generalist (incl. Chaucer) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Mary invites applications for a faculty position in English to begin Fall 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank. A Ph.D. is required by time of employment. Candidates with demonstrated ability as a British generalist, with a focus on literature from its beginnings through the Victorian period, are encouraged to apply, especially those with expertise in canonical authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, or the Romantics. An aptitude for noting points of convergence between literary theory and traditions and the broader Catholic intellectual tradition would be a distinct asset.

Applicants should also excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and be able to teach broadly among the various areas of English while having an active research agenda. All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see http://www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php).

The University of Mary overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. AA/EOE.

Qualified applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, (4) writing sample, (5) official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation to: employment@umary.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Review of application materials will begin on October 15, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. (per jobs.umary.edu).

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [POSITION FILLED posted in header on 12/15]

NOTES:

University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of Literature and Language (Middle Ages or Ancient/Early World Lit) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Literature and Language invites applications for a tenure-track position in Literature and Language to begin Fall 2016. An earned Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature is required; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2016 may be considered. Candidates with scholarship in reception history and /or literature of marginalized communities are particularly welcomed. The person selected for this position will be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester, to establish a significant record of scholarship, and to be involved in university and community service .Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNC Asheville faculty members are committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members are expected to teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to introductory (first-year) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses. In addition to teaching a wide-range of material including first-year writing, the department's early survey course, Introduction to Literature and other courses as needed, applicants for this position will teach courses in our interdisciplinary Humanities Program.

UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to lead the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses pedagogy in the context of the liberal arts, and copies of graduate transcripts. The applicant should request three letters of reference to be sent separately (or provided by Interfolio) that address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful scholarly profile. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews at the MLA Convention. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Merritt Moseley (moseley@unca.edu), Search Committee Chair.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

An earned Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature with specialization in Literature of the Middle Ages or Ancient/Early World Literature; candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2016 may be considered. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that he or she has the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; contribute to the scholarly community; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

You can apply for this position online at http://www.Click2Apply.net/3np2dwg

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 09/30, 10/30

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):12/07 x2 (no interview, but I was rejected after a scheduled but "informal" phone conversation with a member of the search committee -- no idea if this conversation factored into the committee's decision-making in any way); 12/08 x1 (ditto to the parenthetical statement before) 

  • To the first person to post a rejection (and to the person who was invited to interview): were you interviewed informally over the phone as well? I'm curious about whether they're contacting everybody who applied or only those whom they interviewed informally at an earlier time.
  • Interview recipient here - I did have an informal phone interview last week. [12/8]

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 via email x 2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/07 (MLA, via email) x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/19 (via thoughtful email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • I contacted the department chair about this: apparently the university's HR dept removed the application deadline from the formal advertisement; he said the deadline for submitting applications is November 1.
  • Confirming Nov 1 deadline from search chair by email. Seemed quite miffed with HR. 

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (NC) - TT Asst Professor of Medieval Studies - Late-Medieval English Lit. (1250-1500) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill (http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in late-medieval English literature (1250-1500). This position begins 1 July 2016 and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant expectations for research as well as departmental service. Our future colleague will be encouraged to develop new courses to enrich our growing curriculum in premodern literature and culture. We expect to invite a limited number of interviews at the MLA convention in Austin in early January 2016 and to invite 3 finalists to campus in January-early February 2016. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.®

Minimum Qualifications: "While expertise in multiple languages is certainly desirable, applicants should have a research profile in which Middle English figures prominently. We invite applications from scholars of all methodological dispositions--both ""traditional"" and ""emergent."" The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passionate commitment to scholarship and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are also expected to present evidence of excellence in teaching at a college or university and of a promising research agenda in their field of specialization. Candidates are required to hold a PhD from an accredited institution of higher learning (degree in-hand by 23 August 2016)."

Position Number: FAC0001469

Posting Date: 11/20/2015

Closing Date: 12/20/2015

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/88013 by 11:59 p.m. on 12/20/2015 and submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample demonstrating the candidate’s research. At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required). The minimum number of references required are 4 with a maximum of 4 reference letters. Recommenders will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their recommendation letters. Alternatively, applicants may list Interfolio as a reference and the application system will solicit recommendations directly from Interfolio. Please see http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System for instructions. Please note that all recommenders must also upload their letters of support by 11:59 p.m. on 12/20/2015. The application portal will close to both applicants and recommenders at that time.

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/88095

Deadline: Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled (via phone) x2 (12/28)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of North Carolina - Charlotte (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Ecostudies (pref. Medieval Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in Ecostudies, beginning August 2016. The appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position. Required qualifications: PhD in English with a focus in Ecostudies (Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism, Postcolonial Ecocriticism, Queer Ecostudies, Posthumanism, or related area); area of specialization open, but preference given to applicants who have research and teaching interests in British Romanticism or Medieval literature. Applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to continued scholarly activity; experience in successful university teaching; and a commitment to promoting diversity in the department and college. Research-intensive faculty in the department typically teach a 2/2 load with opportunities for periodic research leave; teaching for this position will include graduate and undergraduate courses in the related subject area. The ability to contribute to emerging interdisciplinary programs in environmental studies is desirable. The Department of English comprises 34 full-time faculty and offers BA and MA degrees with area emphases in Literature, Creative Writing, Children's Literature, Linguistics, and Professional/Technical Writing. The program has over 400 majors and more than 80 graduate students. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the largest college at UNC Charlotte, houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.

For consideration, please apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and a research statement; a full dossier should be available upon request. Screening of applicants will begin October 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Professor Jennifer Munroe (jamunroe@uncc.edu).

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 16

Acknowledgment received: 10/25

Request for additional materials: 10/25

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016, Environmental 2016 and Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2016
  • Has anyone who received an MLA interview heard anything about campus visits/interviews? Alternatively, has anyone who received an MLA interview received a rejection? It seems that there was an update on Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2016, but the IP address was also associated with other campus interviews at three separate schools. Perhaps it's accurate, but I thought I'd reach out here. (1/18)
    • I'm not one of the candidates, but I can confirm they're doing campus visits over the next two weeks. [1/18]
    • I had an MLA interview, never heard either way. (1/23)

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, Middle English - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Notre Dame Department of English invites applicants for a tenured or tenure-track position in Middle English literature, at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor. Exceptional scholar-teachers working in any area of Middle English literary studies are invited to apply. The study of medieval literature is fundamental to Notre Dame's vision of an English department strongly committed to engaging multiethnic, international, and interdisciplinary approaches to texts and criticism. The University houses a thriving community of medievalists centered on the globally significant Medieval Institute, with which the successful candidate will be affiliated. Please apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/30804. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2015. Please direct any preliminary inquiries about this position to Chris Abram, cabram@nd.edu. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/30

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/4 (teleconference) (contact by phone or email?) email

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/29

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Literature and Science before 1900 (incl. Medieval) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in literature and science before 1900. Conferral of Ph.D. by July 1, 2016 is expected. All applicants working in the medieval, early modern, long eighteenth-century, Romantic, and Victorian periods will be considered; transatlantic and global perspectives are also welcome. We are especially interested in applicants who work across traditional period boundaries and are conversant with recent theoretical debates in science studies. Research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, medicine, race and anthropology, technology and information, natural philosophy, animal studies, and the environment.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/642: a cover letter, a two-page dissertation or book abstract, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin October 26th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Toronto (CAN) - Associate/Full Professor – Tenure Stream (Old English Language and Literature)Edit

The Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto invites applications for the Cameron Professorship in Old English Language and Literature. This is a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to be held in the Centre for Medieval Studies (51%) and the Department of English (49%). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.

The successful incumbent for this position will demonstrate a deep commitment to the field of Old English language and literature, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. As the leader of a team of researchers and staff at the Dictionary of Old English, he/she will forge critical links between scholars of Old English language and literature at the University of Toronto and their counterparts at universities and research institutions across Canada and abroad. Candidates are required to have a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated evidence of research and teaching excellence in Old English and other relevant fields (e.g., Medieval Latin or Old Norse), and must be prepared to work with the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Office of Advancement on fundraising initiatives that support the Dictionary of Old English.

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. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, and endorsements from referees. Candidates must also provide evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting http://www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca. See job # 1501205. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement outlining current and future research interests, representative writing sample, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy).

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 email letters directly to Prof. Suzanne Akbari, Search Committee Chair, at director.medieval@utoronto.ca by the closing date of December 1, 2015.

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.

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.

MLA JIL 10/2/15

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Middle English Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Middle English literature and culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department particularly welcomes scholars with expertise in Digital Humanities and Textual Studies to build on existing strengths in these areas across our campus. Candidates should demonstrate a sustained commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarly research, departmental and college service, and student advising. As a public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Please submit letter of application, C.V., dissertation abstract, teaching portfolio, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/31415). This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2016, and will have a 9-month service period. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2015.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Please direct inquiries to Brian Reed, Department Chair, at bmreed@uw.edu.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/4

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/15 (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/30

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Valparaiso University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor, Medieval Literature and Professional / Technical Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Valparaiso University seeks a specialist in medieval literature with a secondary area in professional and technical writing. Courses include an upper-division survey of medieval English literature, occasional topics courses and seminars, courses in general education in humanities, and courses in technical and business communication, science and medical writing, computers and writing, and/or visual rhetoric. We especially welcome candidates who come from historically underrepresented groups and bring issues of diversity to their scholarship and teaching. The position is tenure track, to begin August 2016. Ph.D. required.

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.

Teaching load is normally three courses per semester and includes graduate, upper-division, and general education. Traditional service functions, such as advising and committee work, are expected. Publications are necessary for advancement. Salary competitive.

Submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation electronically on Interfolio. CV and letters must be received by Nov. 2 and will be acknowledged. We will request writing samples from candidates we wish to consider further. For questions about the department or university, please contact Professor Elizabeth Burow-Flak, Chair, Department of English, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. (Betsy.BurowFlak@valpo.edu).

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Austin prior to invitations for campus visits.

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/equalopportunity/index.php

MLA JIL 09/25/15

https://apply.interfolio.com/31972

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/16 (writing sample and syllabus, via email) X3

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): skype (email) 12/5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Can we agree that this add is absurd?
  • It doesn't strike me as absurd. Is it the specificity of the service course subspeciality that bothers you? If the position appeals to you, just make your best case for filling that role and understand that the department expects something more than upper-level medieval courses and Brit lit surveys from this hire. 
  • Well, maybe not absurd, but still a wonderful example of à la carte academia. I'll have Old Norse and ESL with a side of Visual Rhetoric. Why? because I can.
  • Any post-Skype news on this one? [1/14]

Weber State University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor - Medieval / Renaissance British Literature - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of English at Weber State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position, specializing in Medieval and British Literature. The ideal candidate will cover literature from Beowulf through the Renaissance (and potentially through to the Restoration). Expertise in gender and sexuality, race, class, ecocriticism, transnationalism, cultural studies, digital humanities, or other critical/theoretical approaches is most welcome. The teaching load is four courses per semester and will include both existent and new courses in our growing undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will teach a range of classes including, but not limited to, Shakespeare, Renaissance, and Medieval literature, composition, and general education classes. Scholarship and service are also expected. The position will begin August 2016.

Minimum qualifications:

-Ph.D. in English at the time of appointment.

-Experience in teaching undergraduate writing and/or undergraduate literature. -The ability to teach courses outside of the candidate's specialization.

-Familiarity with computer technology relevant to teaching.

Preferred qualifications:

-We seek an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to student learning (both graduate and undergraduate), diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. Candidates should have recent applicable publications and presentations, a strong interest in supporting campus publications, writing-related activities and organizations, and experience working with non-traditional student populations.

To apply, go to http://jobs.weber.edu and complete the online faculty/staff data form and attach a cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy, a CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information (titles and positions, office telephone numbers, and e-mails) for three references. Additional materials may be requested.

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

NOTES:

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

Centenary College (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Early British LiteratureEdit

Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Early British Literature in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. We seek a candidate who can teach Medieval literature, Early Modern literature, our early British Literature survey, and required introductory literature courses. Candidates who can teach History of the English Language and/or Bible as Literature preferred. This position commences Fall 2016.

Centenary College, founded in 1867, is a vibrant, growing and innovative independent, applied liberal arts College with a student body of more than 3,000 which includes students from 21 states and 14 foreign countries. Centenary College is recognized as New Jersey's fastest growing independent college. Primarily an undergraduate institution, selected graduate, accelerated and online programs are offered, largely in professional areas (including the MBA). The College campus is located on 105 scenic acres in Northwestern New Jersey, about 50 miles from New York City and about 25 miles from Pennsylvania. Hackettstown was named by Money Magazine as one of the "Best 100 Places to Live" in the United States.

Centenary College offers a comprehensive compensation package which includes excellent benefits for employees and an innovative, individualized curriculum for students. The College offers students strong academic programs designed to focus on specific learning outcomes to ensure that each student succeeds. Centenary has a completely wireless campus where all full-time faculty & full-time undergraduate students in the traditional program have laptop computers. We have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary general studies that supports a high-quality liberal arts education and affordability in tuition and other student costs.

Faculty compensation and related matters are handled through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities Include: Teach 12 credits per semester in a 4-credit system, Maintain an active publication record, Advise students, Contribute to the life of the English Department and Centenary College, Teach sections of first-year composition as needed.

Required Qualifications include: A PhD in English or related field with a concentration in Early British Literature, At least two years of successful college or university teaching, A track record of publications and staying active in a scholarly field.

Additional desired qualifications include: A secondary specialization in History of the English Language or related field, The ability to teach Bible as Literature, Experience and commitment to teaching in a small-school environment.

Local & regional candidates are encouraged to apply since travel & relocation expense provisions are not available for this position.

Procedure for Application

To apply: please send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 letters of recommendation. Review of applications to begin immediately.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address: Human Resources Department Centenary College, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Fax: 908-850-8716

Email Address: hrdept@centenarycollege.edu

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 4/26/16)

Deadline:

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College of The Bahamas - Assistant Professor - Early British/Medieval Lit and Rhetoric and CompositionEdit

Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of almost 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees. Further, its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in the Caribbean, North America and Great Britain.

The College is seeking faculty in the School of English Studies who have a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; are able to teach Linguistic courses as well as rhetoric and composition up to the bachelor degree level; and are knowledgeable of current trends in pedagogy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching Early British and Medieval Lit and Rhetoric and Composition up to the bachelor degree level; Participating in curriculum review, revision and design; Developing and participating in departmental projects; Contributing to the development of teaching materials; Conducting scholarly research with the intension of publication; Serving on departmental, School and college-wide committees.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD in Medieval and British Literature from an accredited institution; specialization in any of the following areas of study: Chaucer, Milton or Shakespeare. Excellent tertiary-level teaching experience; Proven record of scholarly research and publications.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants should send the following: A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form ( http://www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile); A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position); An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume; Teaching philosophy statement; Evidence of excellence in teaching; Evidence of research and scholarship; Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and At least three confidential, professional references. Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

MAILING ADDRESS: The College of The Bahamas, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box N-4912, Poinciana Drive & Thompson Boulevard, Nassau, The Bahamas. Attention: Ms. Renee Mayers Associate Vice President, Human Resources OR facultyapply@cob.edu.bs

Online App. Form: http://www.cob.edu.bs/DOCS/EmploymentApplication.pdf

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 03/11/2016

Acknowledgment received:

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​Lindenwood University (MO) - Asst. Professor - Medieval English Literature - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature at Lindenwood University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in medieval literature. Teaching responsibilities include upper-division courses in medieval literature (including a course on Chaucer), history of the English language, general education courses in early world and/or British literature, and composition. Other topics-based literature courses are possible, dependent upon the needs of the department. Teaching course load is 4-4.  The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching (including writing instruction), dedication to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and evidence of an active research agenda. A PhD in English Literature is required by time of appointment.  Qualifying degree(s) must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.  Interested candidates should send letter of application and curriculum vitae.  No phone calls please.  Further materials such as letters of recommendation, writing sample, or a statement of teaching philosophy will need to be provided upon request.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit our website at www.lindenwood.edu.  Lindenwood University is an equal opportunity employer.

You may apply here: https://lindenwood.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CareerOpportunities/job/100---St-Charles-Campus/Assistant-Associate-Full-Professor---English---Medievalist_R0000450-5

Link to Job Description:

Open Date:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

NOTE: ad posted in Chronicle on 3/28/16

You can apply for this position online at https://lindenwood.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CareerOpportunities

Deadline: 4/15/16

Acknowledgment received: 4/2

Request for additional materials: 4/20 (LORs and Sample Syllabi)

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Missouri State University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - pre-1800 English Lit. (Old English / Medieval Lit. / History of English Lang.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Missouri State University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English whose specialty is pre-1800 English Literature. Applicants must be able to teach courses in Old English, Medieval Literature, and History of the English Language. Teaching responsibilities will also include upper-level and graduate courses as well as introductory and general education courses in literature. Applicants should have a strong secondary interest in one of the following: Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, Drama, or Trans-Atlantic/World Literature. The position requires student advising, an active research agenda (including publication), and engagement in service activities. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Open Date 12/18/2015

Special Instructions to Applicants First date of consideration is 1/18/2016, and the search will remain open until filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 18

Acknowledgment received: 1/7

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/29 (phone, via email) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/12 (email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/15

Offer accepted: 4/1

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Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (IRL) - Ussher Assistant Professor in Medieval LiteratureEdit

The School seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature, to conduct research into literature of the high or later middle-ages (no later than 1500) and to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level. As well as teaching on the undergraduate degrees in English Studies (Single Honors) and English Literature (Two Subject Moderatorship), the successful candidate will contribute to the Facultys plans for a new interdisciplinary MPhil in Medieval Studies. Ideally the appointee will have an expertise in manuscript studies and be able to provide palaeography training. Working in partnership with the Library, s/he will capitalise on the research opportunities presented by the Librarys manuscript holdings, in particular in relation to the TCD Digital Collections initiative.

Appointment will be made at a maximum of the 8th point of the New Assistant Professor Merged Salary Scale.

Candidates wishing to discuss the post informally should contact: Ms. Ruth Archbold, School Administrative Manager, School of English by email: ARCHBOLR@tcd.ie

Applications will only be accepted through e-recruitment

Further information and application details can be found at: https://jobs.tcd.ie

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is: no later than 12 Noon GMT on Wednesday 22nd January, 2016.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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University of Surrey (UK) - Lecturer in Medieval English LiteratureEdit

Closes: Apr 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5 hours)

Application URL: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/012816

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward-thinking, its heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently, and achieving notable results. The University of Surrey is currently ranked 4th in the 2016 Guardian League tables, increasing its 6th place position last year.

The School of English and Languages has an international research and teaching portfolio in English Literature and Creative Writing, Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Modern Languages, Film and Intercultural Communication.

We seek to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval English Literature to consolidate our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, to develop and contribute to our outreach activities and to strengthen research productivity in the field of medieval and early modern studies.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and innovative subject team, with strong teaching and research specialisms in medieval and early modern literature. The Leverhulme International Research Network, Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval English Canon, led by Professor Diane Watt, is based in the School(https://www.surrey.ac.uk/medievalwomen/).

We have identified the following research and teaching areas as priority specialisms: medieval poetry, in particular the work of Chaucer and his contemporaries, medieval women’s writing, devotional writing, medieval drama. A track record of published research in one of these areas may prove an advantage.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to a wide range of teaching outside her/his own area of specialisation, including literary theory, early modern writing, and contemporary writing.

The post will be available from September 2016.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Diane Watt (e-mail: d.watt@surrey.ac.uk, telephone: 01483 683779).

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Carleton College (MN) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Medieval / Renaissance Literature and Digital Humanities - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Carleton College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, specializing in Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities. Starting in September 2016, the appointee will teach six courses over one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The ideal candidate will have strong training in the field of Medieval literature and a demonstrable research and teaching interest in the theory and methods of the Digital Humanities. Consideration will also be given to candidates trained in Renaissance Literature. A PhD is required by September 1, 2016. We particularly seek experienced instructors who are interested in teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.

Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2,000 undergraduates located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities. We operate on a three-term schedule. The English department is comprised of fourteen faculty members with a diverse range of disciplinary interests. For further information on the department, visit our web page at https://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/english/.

Application Documents: To apply, complete the online application by February 19, 2016 at https://jobs.carleton.edu/. The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a brief summary of research interests. In addition, you will be asked to submit contact information for three individuals who can serve as references.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

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Loyola University New Orleans (LA) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Medieval / Renaissance LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time, one-year non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professorship in Medieval and Renaissance literature beginning August 2016. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the start date. The teaching load is 4-4. The successful candidate will have a record of excellent undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated commitment to research and publication. Teaching responsibilities include topics in medieval literature and culture (including Chaucer), courses in literature before 1800 (including Shakespeare), and courses fulfilling university-wide requirements in literature and writing.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a conference-length writing sample by March 15 to the Loyola English Search Committee via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/33994 . In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio.

For more information about the position, contact Prof. Hillary Eklund at hceklund@loyno.edu , Chair, Loyola English Search Committee.

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St. Lawrence University (NY) - VAP - Early British Lit. (1 yr. Appt.) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year appointment in early British literatures. The successful candidate will offer coursework in medieval and early-modern British literature, including Shakespeare; and the departments research methods/theory course. Ability to offer coursework in classical world literature and comparative mythologies is also desirable. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will join a department founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature, and a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as scholarship.

Ph.D., publications, and undergraduate teaching experience required.

Please note the following two part application process:

Applicants must complete an online application at https://employment.stlawu.edu/ Submit a letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio's ByCommittee. (For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807).

Applications should be received by November 30, 2015; review will continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a competitive NCAA Division III liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

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St. Peter's University (NJ) - Visiting (One-Year) Assistant Professor in British Medieval LiteratureEdit

The English Department at Saint Peter's University, the Jesuit University of New Jersey, invites applications for a visiting, one-year faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the Academic year 2016-17. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to educating students to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of effective teaching and scholarship in the areas of British Medieval Literature and introductory literature classes. The position involves teaching as well as participation in departmental activities, including student advising and extracurricular programming. A Ph.D. in English is preferred (though ABD candidates will be considered). The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load with three courses a semester devoted to introductory (core) literature classes required of all Saint Peter's students and one course each semester for our major population. The major courses will likely come from the following: our Survey I course (Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century), Chaucer, and Medieval British Literature.

[Saint Peter's University is especially interested in recruiting scholars who can contribute to the university community's desire to increase its diversity, and ensure that faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution.]

Primary duties will include: teaching university-wide introductory literature courses as well as survey and elective courses in the major program. participating in departmental activities (meetings, student advising, and university/community­ related functions and programming). Interested candidates should send a cover letter (describing how they meet the requirements of the position), curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation electronically to hrdcpt@saintpeters.edu with the subject heading: English Department Medieval Specialist Search. The deadline for submission is April 8, 2016.

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Wabash College (IN) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Medieval LiteratureEdit

Wabash College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in British literature specializing in Medieval literature. Desired subfields include Digital Humanities and gender/masculinity studies. Position to start July 1, 2016. PhD by time of appointment and evidence of scholarly activity required. Position features a 3-3 teaching load, competitive salary, and generous support for professional development. The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent liberal arts college, and the ability to work with a diverse student body. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation to http://www.wabash.edu/employment. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Agata Szczeszak-Brewer, Chair, Department of English, at brewera@wabash.edu. Applications must be received by February 8th, 2016 to ensure full consideration.

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Medievalist DemographicsEdit

Medievalist Wiki CountEdit

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Anglo-Saxon/Old English: 3

Middle English: 18

Early Middle English: 1

Anglo-Saxon/Middle English: 5

Comparative Medieval: 2

Medieval/Renaissance: 2

Germanic: 1

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Total: 32

Demographics:Edit

ABD (early): 3

ABD (will finish this academic year): 11

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

Assistant Professor: 3

Associate Professor: 2

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Lurker: 1

Faculty "Job Coach": 1

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