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Alma College (MI) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We invite applicants with expertise in Postcolonial and Anglophone World literatures. An emphasis on 20th century British, Southeast Asian, African, Middle Eastern, or Diaspora writings and an interest in transnational perspectives is particularly desirable, as is an ability to contribute to other areas of the departmental curriculum; applicants with strong secondary areas of expertise are encouraged to note relevant qualifications.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, with interviews at MLA. Applicants should email a letter of interest, vita, and names of three references to: Laura von Wallmenich, Chair, English Department Search Committee, Alma College, vonwallmenich@alma.edu. A Ph.D. is required for tenure-track appointment. Alma's full-time teaching load is six courses per year. All candidates must have experience in and a deep commitment to the teaching of writing. All applicants should demonstrate excellent teaching skills and clear commitment to ongoing scholarship.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4x (Nov. 13) -- The nicest rejection that I've received. 1x (11/19)-- ditto; personal, thoughtful rejection.

MLA interview scheduled: [From Anglophone 2012: "12/15 (requested via email)"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, 2/20, according to Anglophone 2012

NOTES:

Also posted at Comparative 2012 & Anglophone 2012

Baker University (Asst. or Assoc. - 18th c.-present) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Associate or Assistant Professor of English: Full-time tenure-track position available beginning fall 2012; Ph.D. required. The English Program seeks a colleague with at least three to four years of full-time teaching experience, specializing in British literature from the 18th century to the present. Some expertise in European literature desired. Successful candidates will demonstrate teaching effectiveness and willingness to teach in Baker University’s new Liberal Studies Program as well as a commitment to playing an active role in departmental service. The teaching load for this position is 4-4. Preference given to applications postmarked or electronically received by November 15, 2011. Interviews will be held at MLA. Send letter of application, vita (including list of three references with current telephone numbers and addresses), three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness including but not limited to student course evaluations or summaries thereof to Connie Deel, Director of Human Resources; Baker University; P.O. Box 65; Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065 or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Please direct questions to Professor Cynthia Appl at cynthia.appl@bakeru.edu EOE

From MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/15 (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: x1 (12/9)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [from 19th c. page: "2/15"]

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012, Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012 & British Open 2012

Boston College - 20th c. British Lit. - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of 20th-Century British Literature and Culture. The Boston College English Department seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure‑track , PhD required) in 20th‑Century British Literature and Culture. Applications should include letter, c.v., writing sample (20‑25 pages) and dossier, postmarked by October 28, 2011, and addressed to Suzanne Matson, Chair, Department of English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Please include a self‑addressed postcard for acknowledgement. Boston College is committed to the policies, principles and practices of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Oct. 28

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 20, Oct. 25, Nov 4

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): rejection e-mail 12/19 x 2

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (call) x3

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Chilly rejection thanking applicant for interviewing and for putting in the work of preparing the application. Notably absent in the email are the usual compensatory platitudes about committee's having enjoyed meeting applicant, or those expressing thanks to applicant for allowing committee to read applicant's work, for coming to the convention at great personal expense, etc. Applicant found himself missing the tired compensatory platitudes.

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (call) X2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

Does anyone know why the person who previously held this position left? Tenure fail?

A: No, it was not a tenure-related issue; the person who held this position moved on to another t-t job at her undergraduate alma mater.

Bridgewater State University - Contemporary British and Anglophone World Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Department English, Contemporary British and Anglophone World Literature. Design and teach upper-division and graduate courses in twentieth and twenty-first-century century British and Southeast Asian, African, Middle Eastern, or Diaspora literatures. An interest in transnational perspectives is particularly desirable, as is an ability to contribute to other areas of the departmental curriculum. Design and teach lower-division courses in British and world literature or composition. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Continuing scholarly activity and active participation in departmental and university-wide professional activities are expected.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph. D. in English with a specialization in British and/or Anglophone World Literature by August 2012. College teaching experience. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have the ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education. Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with an established scholarly publication record are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach the following documents to your on-line application: CV, Letter of Intent, Three references should be included on the cv.

Position will remain open until filled. Resumes received by November 15, 2012 will receive priority. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should apply online at http://jobs.bridgew.edu

From MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: [from Anglophone 2012: "phone interv. scheduled 12/12"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California to begin September 10, 2012. Specialization in Contemporary and Modern British Literature required; sub-specialty in Contemporary and Modern Trans-Atlantic Literature or Post-Colonial Literature strongly desired. For job details, qualifications and instructions (online faculty application required) please visit http://www.calpolyjobs.org and apply to Requisition #102385. Review Begin Date: November 15, 2011. EEO.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/15 (via email)

Campus interview scheduled: x2 <--date?

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/13

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Has anyone heard anything from them?

Claremont McKenna College - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature of Claremont McKenna College seeks to fill a position for an assistant professor specializing in Twentieth-Century British Literature. The teaching requirement is four semester courses per year, three in literature and one in freshman writing. Ph.D. should be in hand or expected by Spring 2012. Please submit electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dossier, evaluations, and writing sample (twenty-five pages) no later than November 1st. https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/home.php

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (11/20)

Rejection (no interview): 3/28 email x2 (by which I mean I received a rejection email *twice*). Thanks guys!

MLA interview scheduled: 12/16 x1 by e-mail

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

May I ask what they requested? (No worries if not--pure idle curiosity, since they requested more or less everything with the first submission!) Congrats to request recipients.

College of the Holy Cross - VAP, 20th c. British Lit. -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Full-time Visiting Appointment in Twentieth-Century British Literature The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full‑time faculty appointment for the 2012‑2013 academic year specializing in Twentieth‑Century British Literature (ability to teach Irish Literature a plus). This position is potentially renewable for 2013‑2014 pending successful review of teaching in the first year. Ph.D. preferred. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Visiting full‑time faculty teach three courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full‑time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Worcester MA 01610. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We invite candidates to learn more about our department at http://academics.holycross.edu/english/.


MLA JIL March 2, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/15/12

NOTES:

Dartmouth College - FAILED SEARCHEdit

The Department of English at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure‑track position as assistant professor in modern British literature. We seek candidates who can teach across all major genres, especially fiction. Expertise in modernism in an international context would be welcome. Applications will be received until November 1, 2011. Please submit a letter of interest and CV electronically to English.department@dartmouth.edu.



Writing samples and letters of reference will be requested at a later stage. Short‑listed candidates will be interviewed at the MLA convention. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to diversity, and it encourages applications from women and minorities. [R]

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 2

Request for additional materials: 11/10 x4

Rejection (no interview): dated 11/16 x8 (snail mail), 11/18 x3 (snail mail)

MLA interview scheduled:12/09 (X2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/09

Rejection (after campus interview): 03/12--Search failed; no hire.

3/13 What I would like to know is simply this: How in the bloody hell can a department fail a search in a market like this, when they can draw from a wide, deep pool of amazing modernist scholars--many of whom remain only contingently employed? This is absolutely ridiculous. Shame on Dartmouth, seriously.

  • No knowledge of this specific situation, but internal department politics can cause searches to fail in any market. Making a hire in any department requires (more or less) consensus among diverse factions. Sometimes such consensus cannot be achieved, regardless of the quality of the candidates. If one person could make the decision, the hiring process would be a lot easier, I'm sure, but hiring for academic positions is usually a collective endeavor, which always injects another layer of complication into the process.
  • I know that an offer had been made, but it was turned down. I guess that they didn't feel like moving down the list...
  • Fair point about the possibility of being scuppered by politics at the last stage; but the lack of willingness to return to the MLA applicant pool, and the ghostly hordes beyond? Isn't that just snobbery? Cutting one's nose of to spite &c. ? Boo, Dartmouth.
  • As a member of a search committee that produced a failed outcome a few years ago, I can tell you first hand that not returning to the MLA applicant pool may have nothing to do with snobbery. There are administrative forces/financial issues beyond the commitee's control that dictate the terms of the search--and these often prohibit the creation of a whole new slate of campus interviews after the first round. I am on the market this year as well and I feel your frustration at the process, but know that that failings of the system can also frustrate search committees who would love to be able to return to great candidates if their "first" choice (who is often picked strategically to avoid this very issue) turns down the offer.
  • ^^very circumspect & fairminded

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: - Dear Dartmouth, please feel free to reconsider my file! I may not be much to look at but I'm better than having nobody at all! Sincerely, Me ( x2)

Denison University (tenure-track Assistant, mid-19th-mid-20th c.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Denison University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in British literature with a focus in the mid-19th through mid-20th centuries. Please specify your focus in the period as well as any other areas of specialization in your research and teaching. The 3/2 teaching assignment typically includes survey-level courses, first-year writing courses, and advanced courses of the candidate's design. Position to begin Fall 2012. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the academic year. Interviews at MLA. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. Please submit a letter of application and cv online at http://employment.denison.edu by November 18, 2011.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/08 (via email) x3, 11/14 (via email)

Rejection (no interview): 2/21 (via email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 (X2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Heard through the grapevine; don't know exactly when (yes, my source is reliable) <--their rejection letter sure sounded like they'd picked someone! Congrats to the lucky gal/guy

NOTES:

I'm curious to know the specific field/area of those getting requests, since this job description crossed several periods. Anyone willing to share details?

A: I received a request and have a Victorian dissertation, but have taught both 19th and 20th-century British.

- Vice-versa for me--modernist diss. with some research/teaching background in 19th-c British.

A: I received a request and have a mostly modernism-centered dissertation with a small late Victorian component. x2 (2 chapters out of 7 were about Vic for me)

I wonder if more than one person got called on 1/13.

- I have no idea, either, but I got the idea at MLA that they had enough cash to do whatever they wanted, and you'd THINK that would include bringing in more than one candidate. Anyway, good luck to whoever's got it. Aside from the snow, looks like a good place to be.

They are bringing three people out for campus visits between Jan 29-Feb 7th.

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

D'Youville College (Assistant, tenure-track, 18th c.-present) - OFFER MADEEdit

From HigherEdJobs.com 8/5/11

The Liberal Arts Department at D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track in British Literature from the 18th century to the present beginning January 2012.
Job Details
Additional responsibilities will include teaching introductory-level literature courses to majors and non-majors, literary theory classes, and writing intensive classes. Additional areas of expertise are a plus. PhD required, 4/4 teaching load.

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus Interview Scheduled: YES, according to Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Offer made: YES, 12/10, according to Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: "I applied for this one a few weeks ago, and recieved no confirmation of my application. I went on the D'Youville website to see if I could find an email address through which to check in. The job posting is gone.

The ad at HigherEdJobs (link above) says "Position Deleted on 10/12/2011" and that the ad is "no longer active" on that site. Not clear, though, whether this means the job has been cancelled or they're just no longer accepting applications. It does not seem to have been advertised in the MLA JIL at all. The start date was early (January 2012), so perhaps the postition has already been filled?"

Cross-posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012, Theory 2012, British Open 2012, & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Emory University (Poetry and Poetics of the Long Twentieth-Century) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Emory University Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 2012: Poetry and Poetics of the Long Twentieth-Century. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in transnational poetry and poetics of the twentieth-century with secondary experience in such areas as archival theory and practice, digital humanities, and new media. We are particularly interested in candidates who will develop new undergraduate and graduate courses that explore twentieth-century poetry, working in and through the print and digital archives of Emory's Danowski Poetry Library and MARBL collections.

Successful candidates for this position will present strong evidence of scholarly promise, excellence in teaching, and have the PhD in hand by the start date. The 4-course per year teaching load comprises undergraduate composition and general education courses, upper-level classes for majors, and graduate seminars. Review of applications begins on October 17, 2011. Send application letter, CV, dissertation abstract, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Walter Kalaidjian, Search Committee Chair, 537 Kilgo Circle, 302 N Callaway Center, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/9/11 x2

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/09

Campus interview scheduled: 01/09/12

Offer made: 02/08/12

Offer accepted: 02/16/12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Erskine College (SC) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Erskine College has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Professor of English with specialization in modern literature (especially British and world) to begin fall 2012. This is a tenure track position.

Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in several of the following: literary criticism, history and grammar of the English language, young adult literature, Victorian literature, creative writing, journalism, and theater.

Duties: Successful candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and serious scholarship. The normal teaching load, eight courses per academic year, includes freshman composition and introductory literature courses.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, teaching experience, and evidence of serious scholarship. Application Process To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including undergraduate and graduate English courses taken), and three professional references complete with contact information to: jobs@erskine.edu. Please list the job title and specialization area in the subject line of the email.

Chronicle

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

- Anyone hear anything? Any SC members keeping up with this page?

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

Florida State University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Post-1900 British Literature. The Florida State University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Post-1900 British Literature and Culture to begin fall 2012. Secondary area is open, but expertise in Transatlantic Modernism, Post-colonial Literature, or Transnational Anglophone is desirable. Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment. Record of publication and prospects of future publication are crucial. 2/2 teaching assignment, normally with one graduate course per year. Competitive salary. Letter, CV, writing sample, and dossier to S. E. Gontarski, Department of English, PO Box 3061580, FSU, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580 by November 11. MLA interviews. AA/EOE employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 8 (email) x3; Nov. 15 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/9 (phone) x 2

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has an offer been extended here? A: FSU conducted a second round of on-campus interviews, which were completed this week (3/1). - Thanks.

Fordham University (Drama & Performance, 20-21st c.) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Drama and Performance Studies. The Fordham English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in drama and performance studies from candidates with expertise in at least three centuries (20th-21st and one other), to begin at the Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus in Fall 2012. Submit cover letter and CV by November 1 through Interfolio at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3085. Interviews will be scheduled at the MLA convention in Seattle. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Nov 21 by e-mail

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: [From Theater 2011-2012: "Interview scheduled (12/15) x4. Interview scheduled (12/18)"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012 & Theater 2011-2012

Georgetown University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Post 1900 British/Non‑U.S. Anglophone Literature (Assistant Professor): Candidates should expect to pursue an active research agenda and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in this field. We encourage candidates with special interests in post‑WWII literature, modernism, globalization across literary genres, Anglo‑Irish or post‑colonial literature. Minimum requirements include a PhD in literature or a related field by August 2012. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates as part of its commitment to professional excellence and diversity. Please email your application letter and c.v. to engjobs@georgetown.edu, noting in the subject line the title of the position for which you are applying. Applications sent by November 1, 2011 will receive first consideration. Writing samples and dossiers will be requested only after initial screening.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/18 (x2), 11/21, 11/22

Request for additional materials: 11/29 (x4), 11/30

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (e-mail) x 3

MLA interview scheduled: 12/19 (x2) (call); 12/20

Rejection (after MLA interview): 2/8 (2x) (email).

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

Have they made campus visit requests yet? (x4) They said at MLA that they would be making decisions almost immediately after, but I've heard nothing.

Also posted at Anglophone 2012 & Irish 2012

  • Did anybody not receive a rejection email? (x2)

Georgia State University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Georgia State University, a leading research institution in downtown Atlanta, invites applicants for an anticipated tenure‑track Assistant Professor specializing in 20th/21st Century British and Irish Literature, to begin Fall 2012, pending budgetary approval. Requires Ph.D. by time of appointment, evidence of strong scholarly potential, excellent teaching, and commitment to service. Normal teaching load is 2/2 (graduate and undergraduate). Salary competitive. Selected candidates will be interviewed at MLA.

Send letter and CV only (no dossiers or writing samples; no electronic submissions) by November 10 to Calvin Thomas, Chair, New Appointments Committee, PO Box 3970, Department of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302‑3970. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. GSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO employer. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/2 (via email) x3; 11/4 x5; 11/9; 11/10; 11/15

Rejection (no interview): 2/24 (via email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/2 (by phone) x3

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/23

NOTES:

Does anyone know if they are done scheduling interviews? Only the one noted here so far...

- Ugh, I wish I knew.... I was excited about this one.

-Have campus interviews concluded for this job? Does anyone know whether an offer has been made and/or when that is likely to happen? I was very unclear about the scheduling...

Also posted at Irish 2012

Hamilton College - 2 yr. Appt., late 19th c.-early 20th British / Anglophone Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College seeks a specialist in late 19th to early 20th C British and/or Anglophone literature for a two-year leave replacement position. Candidates with expertise in ethnic, transnational, post-colonial literatures, and/or digital humanities are especially encouraged to apply. Please send vita, letter of application, and writing sample (10 pages) as pdf files to ensrch12@hamilton.edu, addressed to Professor Onno Oerlemans, chair. Applications accepted until March 23, 2012.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 23

Request for additional materials: 3/29, x3

Can I ask what they requested specfically? transcripts & letters.

Rejection (no interview):

Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after Skype or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Contacted to Schedule a Campus Interview 4/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/24

Offer accepted: 4/26

NOTES:

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012 & Anglophone 2012

High Point University (NC) - FIRST-ROUND INTERVIEWS UNDERWAYEdit

The English Department at High Point University invites applications for a tenure‑track assistant professor position in 20th‑century and/or contemporary British Literature, to begin Fall 2012, pending final budgetary approval. Requirements: PhD in English, American Literature, or related field with strong background and scholarship in 20th‑century British Literature; demonstrated potential for creative productivity and evidence of scholarly productivity and professional engagement; commitment to the university’s liberal arts mission and to undergraduate education. Responsibilities: teach three courses per semester in British literature, composition, and first‑year seminars; perform departmental duties which may include curriculum development and serving on both departmental and university‑wide committees; advise students; engage in scholarly research and publication; and other duties as assigned by the department chair.



Please email a letter of application and current vita to Dr. Cara Kozma at litjobs@highpoint.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received: email (x1) Nov 8

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: First-round interviews currently underway (12/15/11)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Howard University - Asst./Assoc. - 19th-21st c. British Lit.Edit

The Department of English at Howard University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in 19th-21th Century British Literature. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in British Literature and foundation and gateway courses for majors/minors. Candidates with expertise in Black British and postcolonial literatures and with secondary teaching interests in Literary Theory, Cultural Studies (transnational, Diaspora, or digital humanities perspectives especially) or in Professional Writing are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have earned the PhD by the time of appointment (August 2012) and must have a publication record in the area of expertise. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until February 3. A letter of application, c.v., and a dossier that evidences an outstanding teaching record should be sent as a single PDF file to Dana Williams, Chair, via email to d_williams@howard.edu. Letters of recommendation (3) should be sent separately to d_williams@howard.edu. Howard University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

From MLA JIL 12/23/11

Deadline: Feb. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

ok. i will remove this post

Poster above: Has your friend actually scheduled an interview, or did he/she just get the email that indicated the department might like to do one in the near future? Not sure. Just heard it word of mouth

Who ARE you people? A friend reports verbally that they've received an interview, and you take it upon yourself to post it here? And then someone else takes it upon themselves to throw up the scare-caps on the section title?

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anybody heard anything at all after sending in applications? Is this search still going?

I haven't heard anything since the email confirming receipt of my application (3/9)

Received an email inquiring about my current status on the market and indicating that the next step would be telephone/skype interviews (3/20) x3

Also posted at Anglophone 2012 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Lawrence Tech University - tenure-track Asst. Professor, British Lit. 18th c. - present - OFFER MADEEdit

Assistant professor of British Literature and/or rhetoric and composition. Assistant Professor, English, tenure-track, begins Fall 2012. Ph.D. in British literature, 18th Century to the present, or Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, with experience teaching British literature required at the time of appointment. 4/4 load. These courses may include Fundamentals in English, English Composition, World Masterpieces I and II, as well as courses in British literature, 18th Century to the present. We prefer candidates with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, a strong record of publication, the ability to supervise student research and/or creative projects, and a strong desire to assist in program development, marketing, and student recruitment. Experience with computer-aided instruction, interest in the Digital Humanities, and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature also preferred. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research interests to Melinda Phillips, Chair, HSSC, College of Arts and Science, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075. Deadline December 15.

From MLA JIL 10/21/11

Deadline: Dec. 15 - NOTE: HigherEdJobs.com version of this ad gives "December 1" as the deadline.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/18 via email: "Thank you for your interest in teaching at Lawrence Tech University. We received many strong applications, and our decision was difficult to make. Unfortunately, your qualifications and background are not a match for our University."

Phone interview scheduled: [From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: "1/18"]

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Restoration page: "1/30"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: [From Restoration/ 18th c. page: "2/24"]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at British Open 2012, Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012 & Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Loyola University Maryland (tenure-track, modern/contemporary poetry) - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position in modern and contemporary poetry. Faculty responsibilities include teaching three classes each semester, with no composition or creative writing; scholarly publication; and service to the department and university. Ph.D. required by August 2012. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, and to apply, please go to http://careers.loyola.edu/hr , complete the application and attach a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Application deadline: October 15, 2011.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: x3 (10/21/11)

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: [From 20-21 c. American 2012: "12/16"] 12/19

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Manhattanville College - 1 yr. VAP - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Manhattanville College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college with a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 1,600 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students, located 28 miles north of New York City on 100 acres. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, the College prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially-responsible leadership in a global community. We achieve this through integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with experiential opportunities, leadership with service, intimate attention with global reach, progressive change with enduring values, social commitment with ethical responsibility, and diversity with community.

The English Department at Manhattanville seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of English for 2012-2013, to teach courses of the following topics: introduction to Victorian and modern British literature; history of English novel; womens writing; and Jane Austen (seminar with senior thesis advising). 21-credit teaching load. In your cover letter, please specifically address your relevant teaching experience. PhDs and ABDs considered. Send cover letter and CV as a single PDF to humanresources@mville.edu by May 1st.

Chronicle

Deadline: May 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Phone interview May 11, 2012.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Newberry College - Asst Professor, tenure-track or visiting position - British Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English - British Literature

The Newberry College Department of Humanities seeks to fill one tenure-track or visiting position depending upon interest and qualifications (with appropriate degree credentials in hand) to begin August 2012.

Responsibilities: 4/4 teaching load will include composition, introductory literature, and upper-level courses within the discipline. Additional responsibilities include departmental advising and campus service. Requirements: An earned doctorate preferred in British Literature, specializing in the 19th-21st Centuries (ABD may be considered); desirable second areas of interest include Shakespeare, Work Drama, Technical Writing, or Interdisciplinary Studies. Preference will be given to those with a strong record of successful teaching and scholarly work at the college/university level.

Review of applications to begin immediately. Search to close February 20, 2012. Applicants should send a letter of interest, C.V., official transcripts of all graduate coursework, and contact information for three professional references.

Electronic application materials (preferred) may be emailed to Dale.Brown@newberry.edu. Please include "English Search" in the subject line.

Otherwise please send application materials to: Newberry College, Office of Academic Affairs, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108. Attention: Dale Brown

Deadline: 02/20/2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: " 3/8 (by email)"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

- NB, looks like a majority of the faculty went to very religious schools for undergrad. May be a hidden requirement? What do you think?

  • It is a Lutheran school by origin and affiliation, but does not seem heavily evangelical (as these things go) from a quick scan of the college Mission - http://www.newberry.edu/about/mission.aspx/. Its affiliation within Lutheranism is ECLA, which is the more liberal branch of the Church (from what I understand ... not a Lutheran myself).
  • Thank you!

Also posted at Generalist 2012 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Ohio University - Post-WWII British Literature -- SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Position Number: PN119704

Salary: Competitive

Job Description: Teach 4 semester courses; publish and direct creative work at graduate and undergraduate level; and participate in departmental, college and university governance.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English or related field required or in hand by August 27, 2012.

Preferred Qualifications: Publications and teaching experience in composition and literature courses.

To Apply: Upload CV, cover letter, and twenty-five-page writing sample to website http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1550. Position will remain open until filled. Letters of reference will be requested immediately upon receipt of application.

Please use this link to view the posting details and apply online: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1550

Application Deadline: For full consideration, please apply by 1/31/2012. Review of application will begin 1/16/2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 1/31/12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: Skype scheduled 01/26/12

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Oklahoma State University - VAP, Modern & Contemporary Lit.Edit

One-year appointment, beginning August 2012. PhD in English or related area, with focus on Modern /Contemporary Literature. Publications and teaching experience required. Teaching load 3 courses per semester. Salary competitive. For further information on the department, see our web page at http://english.okstate.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 2, 2012. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the positions are filled. Email letter of application, cv, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcript to english.information@okstate.edu. Include title of position in subject line. Filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

MLA JIL 3/30/12

Deadline: May 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Penn State Brandywine - Asst. Professor, 19th / 20th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Penn State Brandywine invites applications for a faculty position in English, Assistant Professor (tenure track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2012 or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in baccalaureate degree program in English at both the lower and upper division levels using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Other responsibilities include publishing in refereed journals, participating in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development, advising students and providing career guidance, and participating in campus, university, and community service activities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English is required. Areas of specialization should be 19th or 20th century British literature, with a demonstrated ability to teach both periods. A secondary expertise in composition rhetoric, digital humanities, or another specialization is desirable. The ideal candidate will have excellent academic preparation, strong teaching experience, an established record of scholarly research, and commitment to professional service and collegiality. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. We strongly prefer candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity through one or more of the following: pedagogy, curriculum, mentoring, and/or research activities. To that end, we look for applicants who will contribute to our Global Studies, Honors, and Undergraduate Research programs.

Campus Information: Penn State Brandywine shares in the University's international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and service. It is a small, suburban, undergraduate campus located on 90 acres on the western side of the greater Philadelphia region, and enrolls approximately 1700 students. Penn State Brandywine offers the first two years of study for most of Penn State's more than 160 degree programs. In addition students may enroll on campus in eleven baccalaureate degrees, including the B.A. in English, and three associate degrees. For more information about the campus, visit http://brandywine.psu.edu/. For more information about Penn State, visit: http://www.psu.edu/. Application: To apply submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applications should be submitted as a Microsoft WORD or PDF file to ccsearch@psu.edu. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of references. Inquiries: Dr. Paul J. deGategno, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Brandywine. E-mail: pjd15@psu.edu. Telephone: (610) 892-1411.

Closing Date: Application review begins December 1, 2011 and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. We are willing to arrange Skype interviews for those candidates unable to attend MLA.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/7 (via email)

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Skype interview scheduled: [From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: "12/12"]

Campus interview scheduled: yes, according to Romanticism/Victorian page, but no date given for when it was scheduled (1/20)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: according to 19th c. page, but no date is given (2/23)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Penn State Erie - 20-21st c. British Lit & Digital Humanities - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Humanities and 20th/21st-Century British Literature, beginning August 2012. Candidates whose primary research combines the two specialties are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be familiar with broader digital literary scholarship and new publishing technologies, and will contribute to both the Literature and Professional Writing tracks within the major, as well as to general education writing courses. The position requires excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as involvement in college and departmental service. Ph.D., college teaching experience, and record of refereed publications expected. Penn State Behrend is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State in Erie, PA. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 4700 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. For more information about the college and major, please visit our Web site (http://www.behrend.psu.edu).

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.

Postal Address: Chair, English Search Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, 4951 College Drive, Erie, PA 16563-1501. Email Address: HSSjobs@psu.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Skype interview scheduled: 12/12 MLA interview (set up via phone) x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: March 2012

NOTES AND QUERIES:

- I don't expect to hear anything from them from awhile. That's the sense I got at MLA. Anyone else?

- Has anyone heard anything through the grapevine? 2/9

Purdue University Calumet - 19th-21st c. British Lit. - OFFER MADE & DECLINED; SECOND OFFER DECLINEDEdit

English: 19th- through 21st-Century British Literature

Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning fall semester, 2012. The department is seeking a scholar in 19th and 20th/21st century British literature. Specialization within this time period is open, but an ideal candidate will be able to offer advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary British literature. Completed PhD by the time of appointment is strongly preferred, though outstanding ABD candidates will be considered. Some preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to our creative writing courses. Regular duties include a 4/4 teaching load (some release time will be available), participation in departmental and university committee work, and ongoing engagement in scholarly research.

Purdue University Calumet is an academically comprehensive regional university, part of the world-class Purdue University system. It is located in Hammond, Indiana, less than 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago near the shores of Lake Michigan, with easy access to such major research libraries such as the Newberry and the Regenstein. Purdue Calumet offers associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, plus professional certificates in a wide range of fields including the liberal arts; natural,behavioral, and social sciences; and professional programs for nursing, management/business, and education, as well as such traditional Purdue strengths as engineering and technology. The student body of approximately 10,000 is diverse, with an enrollment that includes some 31 percent minority students, and more Hispanic students than any other Indiana university or college. Purdue Calumet serves both commuter and residential students, with apartment-style student housing facilities.

Submit by December 1 letter, CV, writing sample (up to 20 pages), three letters of recommendation, and transcripts (unofficial ones accepted at this point) to: British Literature Search Committee, Department of English & Philosophy, CLO 217, Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323. Review of completed applications begins November 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled..

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 2 (snail-mail), Nov 8 (snail mail), Nov 30 (postcard)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: [From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: "phone interview 12/7"]; 12/8 (teleconferencing interview request)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9 (via phone)

Offer made: Offer made and declined (declined 3/9); Second offer declined (later in March, reliable second-hand)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

one applicant with scheduled campus interview has withdrawn b/c of accepting another position

Ripon College (WI) - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English. Tenure-track assistant professorship, specialist in Modernist literature, Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Position begins August, 2012. The typical teaching expectation at Ripon College, a small liberal arts institution, is three courses per semester including freshman composition. Instructional opportunities may include major author courses, literary criticism, minority literature, and topic or period courses. Additionally, experience teaching and publishing creative writing (fiction/creative nonfiction) is desirable. Successful candidates’ records will demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate level, as well as active and ongoing professional development.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Douglas A. Northrop, Chair, Department of English, Ripon College, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971.

Review of credentials will begin November 1, 2011, and interviews will be conducted at MLA. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Written acknowledgement rec'd 10/6 (mailed app on 10/1); 11/7; 11/13 (post); 11/15 (rec'd, snail mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: YES, according to 20-21 c. American 2012 - scheduled 11/29

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Letter of ack claims you can contact them "freely" about the search, even if you have been rejected. That's liberal.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Rollins College - 1 year VAP - post-1660 British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor of British Literature Rollins College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in British literature beginning fall 2012. Responsibilities include teaching six courses, chiefly surveys (post-1660) and electives in British literature and at least one section of first-year writing.

A Ph.D. with an emphasis on British literature is required.

Interested applicants must apply through the College's applicant web portal at http://www.rollinsjobs.com and upload the following materials merged together into a maximum of four electronic files as follows:

(1) letter of application (2) a C.V. (3) contact information, including telephone and e-mail addresses

Questions may be directed to: Professor Jana Mathews, Chair, Visiting Professor Search Committee, Email: jmathews@rollins.edu

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

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college with a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,730 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ninety-four percent of Rollins 173 full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from Orlando, one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college and for the fifth consecutive year is ranked number one among southern regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's "American's Best Colleges." For further information visit http://www.rollins.edu/english.

MLA JIL 1/27/12

Deadline: review begins Feb. 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype or phone interview scheduled: [from 19th c. page: "Phone Interview Scheduled 2/22"]

Rejection (after Skype or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [April 10th- from 19th c. page]

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

The job ad was amended on 2/6. It now specifies that they are looking for "a specialist in 19th Century British/Anglophone Literature." See the new ad on the CHE's job page and the updated ad on Rollins's hr page.

Rutgers University - Modernism - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in Modernism. The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Modernism. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3089 ).



From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/7 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/26 (email) - very generously worded; managed not to ruin my holiday spirit at all!

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/22 (by phone)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

From the American page it appears that interview calls went out (or at least started going out) on 12/21.

Q: has anyone that does British modernism heard anything? Did this turn into an Americanist search? A: Looks like Brit Mod scheduled interview 12/22.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Q: Have campus interviews been scheduled?

Rutgers University - Modern Poetry and Poetics -- MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in Modern Poetry and Poetics. The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Modern Poetry and Poetics. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3101

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 7 (by email) x1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: [FROM 20-21 c. American 2012: "12/21 (x2)"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

surely someone knows somethin', what?

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

Rutgers University - Literature post-1945, including Ethnic American - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Rutgers U. English, 510 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://english.rutgers.edu/

Assistant Professor in Literature post-1945, including Ethnic American The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Literature post‑1945, including Ethnic American. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2012, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3102 ).

From MLA JIL (9/15/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: [From 20-21 c. American 2012: "12/21 (by phone)"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012 & Other Ethnic American 2012

South Dakota State University - SEARCH CONCLUDEDEdit

The English Department at South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of English to teach courses in 20th Century British Literature (Modern and Contemporary). Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in 20th Century British Literature in hand by August 15th, 2012 as well as effective written and oral communication skills and effective interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate the following: Ability to teach courses in 20th Century British Literature; ability to teach courses in composition or technical communication; potential in scholarship and publication; willingness to develop and teach distance education courses; and interest in developing community outreach and/or Service Learning programs. Experience or training in one or more of the following areas desired: Postcolonial Studies; Ethnic Studies; or Juvenile Literature. Tenure-track assignment includes: 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and both departmental and university service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Application deadline: November 15th, 2011. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Barst (605-688-4057) or julie.barst@sdstate.edu. To apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu , search by the position, and follow the electronic employment process. Paper and e-mail applications will not be accepted. Applicants will submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names/contact information of three references. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Jan 25 (via email) x3

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: Mar 19

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Search concluded (notice from hr by email on 4/17)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

"Is this thing on?"

- All quiet.

So what happened? Were you sufficiently late-20th C and able to contribute to departmental diversity?

Stony Brook University, SUNY - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Stony Brook University seeks to hire a tenure‑track assistant professor in post‑1945 British or Global Anglophone literature. Additional expertise in minority British literature, or postcolonial theory, or literatures of the African Diaspora is welcome though not required.
Ph.D. must be in or at hand by 9/1/12. The successful candidate will join a department in which research and teaching are innovative and interdisciplinary. Our faculty and graduate students work closely with Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, Africana Studies, Philosophy, History, Art History, and other departments and programs.
Letters of application with CV should be sent by November 1 to Stephen Spector, Chair, Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794‑5350. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (10/27/11) x1 (11/18/2011)

Rejection (no interview): 12/22

MLA interview scheduled: x2 (12/14, by phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/10/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

Syracuse University - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Syracuse University seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor specializing in some area of twentieth-century British literature and culture, possibly but not necessarily with a focus on postcolonial studies.

Responsibilities: Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advise, and produce scholarly work on 20th-century British literature and culture. Contribute service to the department and university.

Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2011. Position will remain open until filled. Online App. Form: http://www.sujobopps.com

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 15 - University posting says "priority" deadline is Nov. 1.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/09 x2 11/16x1

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13

Campus interview scheduled: 01/11/12, 01/12/12, 2/1/2012

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • I have tried numerous times to find this job ad to apply for online with no luck. Has anyone else had this same problem?

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution. TAMUCC (The Island University) is located on its own island surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. The Island University's federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) provides a foundation for closing educational gaps, while its strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America provides a basis for gaining national and international prominence.

TAMUCC invites applications for two Assistant Professors of English, beginning August 2012.

Position one: British literature, with specialization in 20th-21st centuries with strengths in both modernism and postcolonialism.

Position two: American Literatures and Cultures to 1865, with strength in pre-Renaissance texts. Secondary areas in drama, transnational/hemispheric studies, and critical gender and/or race studies are a plus.

The A&M-CC English faculty emphasizes teaching, scholarship, equal respect for literature, writing, linguistics, and service to the diverse communities of South Texas. Candidates are expected to be quality teachers, scholars, and citizens of the academy.

Additional information about the Department can be found at: http://cla.tamucc.edu/english. Positions include teaching sophomore literature survey, upper-division major, and graduate courses in the master's program.

A PhD is required at time of appointment. Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. To ensure full consideration, application must be received by December 4 and include, 1) application letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) copy of graduate transcripts. Letters of reference must be sent directly by the authors to: Ms. Tiffany Hearne, TAMUCC, College of Liberal Arts, Department of English, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5813, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 or tiffany.hearne@tamucc.edu

HigherEdJobs.com (reposted 11/23/11)

Deadline: Dec. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 1/10 (via email)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 (via phone) X 2

  • any news post-campus visit?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Heard from a reliable source that an offer has been made but declined. [posted 3/9]; second offer accepted.

  • Thanks for the update.

Offer accepted: 3/20

NOTES:


Also posted at Early American 2012

Texas A&M University Kingsville - 19th & 20th c. British Lit.Edit

Job Summary: Assistant Professor of English for a tenure-track position, starting fall semester of 2012 to teach 19th and 20th-century British literature.

Job Responsibilities: Will teach first-year composition, sophomore literature, and upper-level courses in 19th- and 20th-century British literature. The successful candidate may also teach courses in linguistics, grammar, theory, and/or writing. Quality teaching, research activity, recruitment of students, and committee service are expected.

Minimum Qualifications: Required: (1) earned PhD, ABD accepted, from a regionally accredited university, and (2) successful teaching at the college level. The candidate must have 18 graduate hours for every field that he or she will teach.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Online App. Form: https://javjobs.tamuk.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53201&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 12/10/11)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Towson University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track appointment starting August 2012. Modem British Literature Specialist. Secondary interest in Feminist Theory and Women's Studies.

Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of a promising research agenda. Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; load afterwards determined by balance of responsibilities. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment. Electronic submission of application materials preferred. Address cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor George Hahn, Chair, and email to engl@towson.edu Deadline for receipt of application is November 8, 2011. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: review begins Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 (email) x3

Rejection Letter: 12/20

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/19 (call)

Campus interview scheduled: Yes (reliable word of mouth).

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Have campus visits been scheduled for this job? - At MLA I think they said it'd be 2-3 weeks...so if they haven't yet, it's got to be coming soon...maybe? Good luck! -Thanks!--good luck to you too. They really didn't seem like the kind of committee that would just leave candidates hanging after they invited their chosen finalists...So maybe it's still in play.... - This is pure idle speculation, so grains of salt all around, but they have already made campus visit request for the Modern American Lit position. My guess is that the time has passed. But that is just a guess!

Has an offer been made/accepted here?

Tulane University - VAP, Gender Studies and English - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Tulane University invites applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor position joint in the English department and the Gender and Sexuality Studies program beginning in August 2012. The position is open to candidates with research and teaching expertise in women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies and 19th-century or 20th-century women's literature in English. The ideal candidate would be capable of teaching the GESS Program core courses including the introductory course, an intermediate course on race, class, gender, sexuality, and upper level courses in English literary studies. A doctorate in the candidate's academic discipline by the time of appointment is required. Tulane has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body; the University is an equal opportunity employer and applications from women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged. Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, and have three letters of reference sent to: Nancy Maveety, Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, B03 Newcomb, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 by March 1, 2012.

Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: it says on the gender studies page that phone interviews are under way [posted 3/29]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in twentieth and twenty-first century American and British Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor (position R99386). The candidate will be expected to teach courses such as The Modern Novel, Contemporary Literature, Topics in Modern Literature, and Modern Poetry, as well as a survey of modern American literature, and Introduction to World Literature. Desired secondary emphases include Film and Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Literary Theory, and advanced World Literature.

The successful applicant will assume duties August 15, 2012 and must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English before employment commences. The candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and an understanding of technology and online education, and will be expected to advise students, serve on departmental and university committees, and publish in peer-reviewed journals and books.

UALR is a research intensive/doctoral institution with a metropolitan university mission, which offers a competitive salary, a reasonable teaching load, and attractive fringe benefits. To apply, submit an application letter referencing position R99386, a curriculum vita, and three recent reference letters to Dr. Paul Yoder, Chair of the Recruitment Committee, English Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. Applications may also be submitted electronically to vlkottwitz@ualr.edu. Screening of applications will begin November 18, 2011.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 18

Acknowledgment received: 11/22 (email), 10/31 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 1/15 (skype interview, scheduled by email), Skype Interview (scheduled by phone)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/3 (scheduled by phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

- Seems misleading to put "interviews" (plural), so I changed it to singular. Unless someone knows something else....

I interviewed with them via Skype, too. They informed me that they had over 350 applications. My campus interview/visit has been scheduled. Three people are being brought to campus.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

University of California, Berkeley - CAMPUS VISITS COMPLETEDEdit

The University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position specializing in 20th-Century British and/or Irish literatures and cultures. We welcome all critical approaches, including transnational and comparative, and especially encourage applications from candidates working on the novel and/or other narrative genres. (We prefer that candidates have the Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of employment.) The appointment is to be effective July 1, 2012, subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates should send an application letter, at least three letters of recommendation, a self-addressed stamped postcard for acknowledgment, and two copies of both CV and a writing sample of 10,000 words to:

Chair, 20th-Century Search Committee, Department of English, 322 Wheeler Hall #1030, Berkeley CA 94720-1030

and/or

https://ls-ourunit.berkeley.edu/candidate/selRegister.php?i=578 (electronic submissions preferred)

This URL allows candidates to register and upload application material. Once application materials have been uploaded, candidates will be given a URL where their referees may upload PDFs of their letters, if they wish to submit them electronically. Please refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html

Application material must be postmarked or uploaded by October 31, 2011 to be considered.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: October 31, 2011

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 4 (email), Nov. 5 (email), Nov. 7 )(email)

Request for Additional Materials: Dec. 6 (additional chapters or articles); Dec. 7; Dec. 17

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: Dec. 17 (call or email?); Dec. 20 (call)

Campus interview scheduled: (3 job talks occured already according to dept website)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Did anyone else think it was strange that there was no "complete," "submit," or "finished attaching documents" button on the application website?

- Yeah, I thought it was weird, too. I just kept looking at all the docs I'd submitted and comparing it to the list on the wiki. I couldn't find a button to finish, either.

Did anyone think the Affirmative Action "supplement to your application" form seemed a bit much? Applicant's name is automatically appended to the form which asks direct questions about age as well as race and ethnicity, and then a bunch of indirect questions (tickable answers range from very important to not at all important) which get at questions regarding applicant's priorities regarding spouses and children or potential children, as well as compensation, work space, advancement, etc. Seems a whole lot more invasive and personalized than a regular affirmative action/eoe form, no?

- I found it extremely invasive as well. Like, are you going to review my application WITH these answers in mind, or is it just going to stay in the HR office for their personal stats? Because boy, this whole "can you spouse get a job" question is so loaded.

Heartbreak (?): UCB has started requesting extra writing samples from one candidate (see above, Dec 6). Congratulations to you. Anyone else get a request for more stuff? Do tell (it would be nice/awful to know if I'm just out of the running). (X2)

- Nothing for me, either. I'm hoping the Irvine position may be more "accessible" to me :)

Well I'd sit tight here, because it's not entirely clear that the fat lady has sung. Unless one is on the search committee, one never knows what's up. Could be there are some candidates they like that they don't need to request anything from.

--Each committee and school has a really different process. Some schools read through all letters, then contact, or (as I happen to know in this case..), they contact people during the process of reading through letters. In other words, hang in there! It's not healthy to use the wiki in this way. It will break your heart and rebuild it 20x over.

-- I can guarantee that they're not done here. Berkeley English is famously late with job applications. They'll probably be one of the last schools to call people for MLA interviews. I would bet anything they haven't made it through the first pile of apps yet.

This is encouraging, somehow, Yet it reminds one just how hard such timelines are on penniless job candidates (who have to buy expensive tickets to a faraway place at the last minute and who must either cancel their existing MLA hotel reservations by Friday Dec 16 or just forfeit the cost of one night in the hotel +tax--the 16th is an MLA deadline, not a hotel deadline, mind you). I do wish there could be some standard timelines in place for these things. With all due respect, it is very hard to try to plan ahead and spend a lot of money doing so when depts keep the process up in the air until as late as possible. One can't exactly risk cancelling the hotel room secured through MLA reservation, but nor can one afford to pay more than $200 because one didn't want to take the risk of cancelling. (x2)

- I agree that the process needs a little standardization. (x2) *If* you are going to hold MLA interviews, you should be beholden to a reasonable timeline that doesn't toy with the fate of 1500 very-much-needed dollars. Thank goodness that my partner got an interview req for MLA...at least I can go there to support him even if I don't get interviews.

-I agree too. I understand that search committees work very hard at reading appliants' files, organizing interviews, etc. But it would be very helpful indeed if they could try to do it in time to plan interviews before the deadlines the MLA itself sets for hotel reservations, etc. It just makes things that much more expensive for candidates already facing the economic hardship (most candidates are grad students, postdocs, adjuncts who may not have travel and research budgets) of having to pony up in advance for what may only be the merest whiff of an interview request. This isn't just Berkeley English's fault, but it a pervasive problem that the MLA should address. Maybe we could OCCUPY MLA with a tent encampment in front of the Hyatt? A place to sleep plus attention to the plight? (TIMES TWO [writing this out to express my enthusiasm])

-Occupy MLA = love (x2)

FYI: http://twitter.com/occupymla

Does anyone know what's going on with this search? Have they hired anyone? Are they doing campus visits?


Also posted at Irish 2012

University of California, Irvine - Modernism - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Modernism. The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure‑track position as Assistant Professor in Modernism. Applications must be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/ and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample of no more than twenty‑five pages, and three letters of recommendation. Fullest consideration will be given to those who submit their applications by November 8, 2011. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the MLA convention. Candidate must have a Ph.D. by June 2012.

MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 2/1 (snail-mail). (Darn, I'd been holding out hope!); 2/2 (a very cordial and kind rejection letter)

MLA interview scheduled: [From 20-21 c. American 2012: "12/13 (email) x2"]; 12/13

Rejection Letter (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hmm... So has this turned into an Americanists-only position?

RESPONSE: No, it is not Americanists only—at least not yet.

Looks like a Brit Mod interview was also scheduled on 12/13.

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

University of Cape Town, South Africa - 4 posts (open rank)Edit

The Department of English Language and Literature is seeking to make up to four appointments at the rank of Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, to start in 2012. The successful candidates will play a vital role in enhancing and sustaining our standing as a leading department of literary studies in Africa.
We invite applications from candidates with primary research and teaching expertise in:

  1. Literature before 1800 (particularly 1500 – 1700)
  2. Literature after 1900 (particularly contemporary Anglophone literature, world literature, metropolitan and/or transnational modernism)
  3. African and South African literature.

In addition, secondary research and/or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be a recommendation: • creative writing • poetry • gender studies and feminism • critical theory • American literature.

To view the full advertisement, application requirements and response details, please visit http://www.uct.ac.za and click on "Vacancies". For this post we seek particularly to attract women and black South Africans.
Closing Date: 21 November 2011 Ref: SR214/11. UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available athttp://hr.uct.ac.za/policies/ee.php

Deadline: 21 Nov.

Acknowledgment received: 22 Nov. (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 7 Feb 2012 (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012 & Renaissance 2012

University of Connecticut - British Children's Literature & Brit Lit post-1890 - POSITION ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of British Children’s Literature and British Literature post 1890. The English Department at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, invites applications for a FT (9-mo.) tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with a specialty in both British Children’s Literature and British Literature post 1890, to start fall 2012. Minimum Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in English or related field by 8/23/12; expertise in some combination of British Children’s Literature and British Literature post 1890; record of, or strong potential for, distinguished scholarship and effective teaching and mentoring at the graduate/undergraduate levels; evidence of engagement in institutional and/or professional service. Preferred Qualifications: expertise/experience in: digital humanities, post-colonial studies, and/or LGBT studies; one or more publications in national/international journals; ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Equivalent foreign degrees acceptable. Selected candidate will teach upper-division and graduate classes in these and related fields and occasionally survey/general education courses. Appointment is at Storrs campus with possibility of work at regional campuses. Salary competitive based on qualifications. Please visit us at http://english.uconn.edu/ and http://childlit.uconn.edu/. Apply to Husky Hire at www.jobs.uconn.edu, by uploading cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching experience, and 15-25 page writing sample online. Five (5) letters of recommendation should be sent to: Wayne Franklin, Head, Department of English, B/CL Search, 215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-4025. Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews at MLA. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

Department Website

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: yes (date?)

Campus interview scheduled: --Campus visits are underway, as of 1st week of Feb.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/8 [told in rejection email]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone have further information on this posting?

Looks like MLA interviews were held.

Also Posted at: Children's Lit 2012

University of Illinois at Chicago - Asst. Professor, early modern to modernism - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, British, Transatlantic, or Anglophone Literature, early modern to modernism. Beginning fall 2012. Candidates must be committed to making a significant contribution to the intellectual life of the English department as well as to broader discussions throughout the university. The committee is especially interested in applicants who can bring the issues of their chosen period into contact with current debates in (for example) gender studies, race studies, ecocriticism, or media studies. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants should be ABD or have PhD in hand. For fullest consideration, please complete an application and upload letter of application, cv, and writing sample (maximum 25 pages) to our online job site at https://jobs.uic.edu by November 5, 2011. Click on "Job Search"; in Keywords, type "British Literature"; click on the job title, then click on "Apply Now," and create an account. Send (by mail) three letters of recommendation to Barbara Powell at the above mailing address. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through November 5, 2011 or until position is filled. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of state funding.



Assistant Professors in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago have a 2/2 teaching load and are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes; conduct research that has the potential to result in publication; advise students at the graduate level; and provide service as appropriate to the department, the university, and the profession.

 At minimum applicants should have ABD status, and a demonstrated aptitude for scholarly publication.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/23 (via email)

MLA interview scheduled: [FROM Renaissance 2012: "MLA interview scheduled: 02/12"]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [FROM Anglophone 2012: "yes, 2nd hand" (posted 1/16)]; job talks for both UIC positions (in Rhetoric and British Lit.) are listed on the calendar on the dept. website (1/18).

All candidates coming to campus for the British search are men, all ABD. Out of a reported 650 applicants of candidates whose work spans "early modern to modernism," they come up with three male candidates? All ABD. Really?

The rhetoric candidates do include one woman. So there are five dudes, one woman on the calendar for this year's job talks. Well played, UIC.

- ABD, really? Apparently they want people who will get hopelessly behind in the tenure track process....good luck with that, gentlemen.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From Renaissance page: " Email from dept Feb 23/12 that offer has been made and accepted and search is now closed."]

NOTES:

Direct link to job posting at UIC HR: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=12872

Also posted at Renaissance 2012, Anglophone 2012, British Open 2012, Restoration/18th-Century 2012 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

From Romanticism page: "I heard that they received over 650 applications for this position." well, as a search in "early modern to modernism," it did span more than a few fields of Brit lit, so this doesn't sound totally crazy.

University of Mississippi - Two TT positions in Brit Lit (18th, 19th and/or 20th c.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for TWO tenure-track Assistant Professors in British literature of the following periods: the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, the Nineteenth Century, and/or the Twentieth Century. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an adequate applicant pool is established. Apply by visiting http://jobs.olemiss.edu/hr. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. For further information, contact Professor Karen Raber at kraber@olemiss.edu.

Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [From Restoration/18th-Century 2012: "12/15 by phone (for 18c)"] 12/15

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012 & Restoration/18th-Century 2012

"This position has been closed due to the number of applications received. No more applications are being accepted." [posted 11/7 on Restoration/18th-Century 2012 page]

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Asst. Professor, post-Romantic British Lit. - FIRST OFFER DECLINED; SECOND OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a tenure‑track Assistant Professor position in the field of nineteenth‑ and/or twentieth‑century British literature, beginning August 2012. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English (or else be ABD) with specialization in any area of post‑Romantic British literature. We are seeking candidates who will be able to contribute courses at every level of the major and to our M.A. program. Teaching load is 3/3 with 3 additional workload hours of research release each semester. Candidates should have a demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as evidence of an active research agenda.



Applications should include a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, any available evidence of teaching effectiveness or sample syllabi, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages. The cover letter, CV, writing sample, and supplemental materials must be submitted online: go to http://www.unomaha.edu , click on Employment and then Current Job Openings – Apply (in red). Letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Kristin Girten, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182‑0175. Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Oct 29 (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (email). Best of luck to interviewees.

MLA interview scheduled: 12/6 MLA interview scheduled (by phone) x3, 12/29

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/13

Campus interview scheduled: 01/13/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Declined, with regret, 02/13/2012; [From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: "Offer Made to other finalist"] - 2nd Offer accepted according to 19th c. page.

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has this been removed from the job website?

- I don't see it on the HR site, either. But perhaps that only means the job is no longer open for apps (rather than implying it's been canceled).

- Well, so much for having dreams.

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

University of North Carolina Wilmington - Asst. Professor, Poetry (1900-present) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship of English with a concentration in Poetry as a Genre and/or Poetics, beginning August, 2012. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of poetry, American and British (1900-present), and British (1660-1800). This position will provide opportunities to create innovative undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on an author, theme, period, poetic tradition or convention. UNCW is committed to global representation and possible courses might reflect this commitment. The Department of English at UNCW is committed to teaching courses in the university's core curriculum and to extending opportunities for faculty members to develop and teach courses within their specialties. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; course listings and descriptions can be found at: http://www.uncw.edu/english.

A Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature is required or must be obtained within the first academic year of employment. The ideal candidate will have a specialization in either Restoration and Eighteenth-Century poetry or contemporary poetry. The strongest candidates will have experience in teaching at the collegiate level and be prepared to engage in research as well as to contribute to departmental and university service. For questions regarding this position, please contact Janet Ellerby (ellerbyj@uncw.edu), Search Committee Chair.

To apply, please complete the online application available at http://consensus.uncw.edu and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. All materials should be attached to the online application, not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 11, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or MLA interview scheduled: [From Restoration/18th-Century 2012: "12/22 (phone interview scheduled) x2"; from 20-21 c. American 2012: "Phone (12/22)"]

Rejection (after phone or MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012, 20-21 c. American 2012, & Generalist 2012

University of St. Thomas - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English announces a tenure-track position in British Modernism at the assistant professor level. Preference will be given to teacher-scholars with a demonstrated ability and interest in teaching Irish Literature, Irish Studies, or British Literature in a transatlantic context. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor). All full-time members of the English Department teach six courses per year, including our general requirement sequence in writing and literature and upper-division courses. There is also opportunity to teach graduate courses.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs. Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

Please apply online at https://jobs.stthomas.edu

LINK - HERC

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/10; 11/15; 12/1

Rejection Letter: 12/22

MLA interview scheduled: 12/18 (phone)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9 (phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/5

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Note: Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle.

Also posted at Irish 2012

University of Warwick (UK)Edit

English and Comparative Literary Studies, , Coventry United Kingdom CV4 7AL http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs

Professor of Modern and Contemporary World Literatures [15573] Salary negotiable



You will undertake advanced research and enhance existing research groups in an appropriate field of studies in English and Comparative Literatures. Assuming a leadership role in the Department, you will undertake teaching and other academic duties as required for both under‑graduate and graduate students.

You will have an established internationally leading research reputation in the field of English and Comparative Literatures. You will also have shown a commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated leadership within Higher Education.

For further information and to apply, please go to http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs . Applications must be received by 25 November 2011. Interviews are likely to be held in early 2012

From MLA JIL 9/15

Deadline: 25 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012 & Comparative 2012

Victoria University (New Zealand) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - ContemporaryEdit

School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand.

Victoria University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the English Programme. The successful applicant will be expected to have a primary expertise in contemporary literature; applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a specialist interest in literature and new media, or the gothic, or narrative theory.

The appointee will be expected to have a PhD in English Literature; have a good research record and the potential to attract new postgraduate enrolments; and have experience in teaching at tertiary level. For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level, applicants would need around five years' research and teaching experience in an academic position and successful experience in postgraduate supervision.

For further information, contact Dr Thierry Jutel, Head of School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, thierry.jutel@vuw.ac.nz or Dr Mark Williams, Programme Director English, mark.williams@vuw.ac.nz or visit http://www.vacancies.vuw.ac.nz

Applications close 15 November 2011.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. For more information and to apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz Reference A326-11Z.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: email 11/28

Rejection (no interview): email 11/28 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2012

QUESTION: Out of curiosity, can anyone explain a bit more about how the hiring process in NZ typically operates compared to the North American system? What sort of timeframe does the hiring process usually fall into? Do NZ universities tend to fly international candidates in for on campus visits? Also, I've heard tell of so-called "long-short lists" and "short-short lists"; is there a typical number of applicants that the search has been narrowed down to at each of these stages? Any insight into how all of this sort of stuff usually works in NZ would be appreciated!

Virginia Wesleyan College - Asst. Professor, 19th-20th c. British Lit. - OFFER MADE & DECLINEDEdit

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (VWC), a small (1400 students, 87 full-time faculty), selective, and diverse liberal arts institution sited on 300 beautiful wooded acres in the heart of the historical, economically dynamic, and culturally rich Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan area, seeks applications for a position as assistant professor of English, beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, to teach and develop courses in nineteenth and twentieth century British literature. Secondary specializations in Anglophone/post-colonial literature and literary theory are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching excellence in first-year writing as well as in literature. Course assignments will include first-year writing and literature-based courses on both the sophomore and upper levels. VWC seeks committed teacher/scholars who will foster undergraduate research, be professionally active, and advance the college's quest for Phi Beta Kappa recognition. The teaching load is three four-hour courses per semester, and a Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi for the three kinds of courses listed above, and a writing sample as PDF attachments sent to englishsearch@vwc.edu. Transcripts (unofficial are ok) and three letters of recommendation should be mailed to Dr. Timothy G. O'Rourke, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502-5599. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by Feb. 9. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Michael Hall, mhall@vwc.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled (2/16) x 2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Offer made and rejected (3/9) - Good luck to all; they are fantastic people.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any news?

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Viterbo University (WI) - TT Poetry + Modern Brit Lit - POSITION FILLED Edit

The Viterbo University English Department seeks applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing with emphasis in poetry at the rank of assistant professor. Preference will be given to applicants who can also teach modern/contemporary British literature. Appointment begins August 2012. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the college level and a Ph.D. in creative writing or literature with extensive course work at the masters or doctoral levels in creative writing and modern/contemporary British literature. Teaching load is 4/4 including general education courses in composition, creative writing, and literature. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students, engage in scholarship, and participate in departmental activities and in the university community. Please send your application to Dr. Glena Temple, Dean, School of Letters and Science, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601 (or ggtemple@viterbo.edu). Your application should include a letter indicating interest and qualifications, completed employment application form (http://www.viterbo.edu/hr.aspx?id=1196), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interests, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, creative writing samples, and three letters of reference. Review begins November 1, 2011. Located in southwest Wisconsin in the scenic upper Mississippi River valley, Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2200 students. Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups. For more information, please visit www.viterbo.edu/hr.aspx?id=7740

HigherEDJobs

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled 11/22

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: creative writing wiki indicates campus visit scheduled 12/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From Creative Writing page: "Letter announcing they'd hired (3/14)"]

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2012

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoc, 20th c. British/Anglophone Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

One-year postdoctoral fellowship in Twentieth Century British and Anglophone Fiction in the English Department at Washington University in St. Louis for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. Our postdoctoral program features mentoring from senior faculty, the expectations and benefits of participation in the full intellectual life of the department and college, and a teaching expectation of one course per semester, which will fall within this designated historical field. The position is funded at a level designed to be competitive. Please send letter of application, précis of dissertation, and 7500-word writing sample to our online application service, https://jobs.wustl.edu, and provide the reference job number of 23453. Also, please have three letters of reference sent electronically to Professor Vincent Sherry, Chair, Department of English: vsherry@wustl.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by 10 April, 2012. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

From MLA JIL: March 9 2012

Deadline: April 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: mid-April (reliable 2nd hand info.)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From Postdoc page: "5/2 - rejection received. E-mail stated that another candidate has accepted."]

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Also posted at Anglophone 2012 & Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Wayne State University - CANCELLEDEdit

Assistant Professor in 20th/21st Century British and/or Anglophone Literature and Culture [15530] Pending final budget approval, the Department of English at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure‑track assistant professorship specializing in 20th/21st century British and/or Anglophone Literature and Culture.

Wayne State University is an urban research university with the highest Carnegie designation of RU/VH [Research University, very high research productivity]. The teaching load in the English Department is 2‑2. The English Department is committed to scholarship that is theoretically engaged and historically grounded.

The WSU Jobs site will open on October 1, 2011. To submit an application, applicants should go to http://jobs.wayne.edu and upload the following: letter of application, CV, and one 20‑25 page writing sample (double‑spaced). Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Ellen Barton, Chair, Department of English, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward, Detroit, MI, 48202. All materials are due by November 1, 2011.



From MLA JIL 9/15/11

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

FROM MLA JIL (10/3/11): "Status: Search has been cancelled"

Weber State University (UT) - VAP in English - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Seeking applicants for a two year Visiting Professor of English at Weber State University beginning August 1, 2012.

Responsibilities will include upper-division literary theory, modern and contemporary British literature, composition, and general education literature. Candidates will teach 12 hours Fall and Spring semester and serve on committees within and outside the department. Summer teaching may be available.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D or Ed.D required.

To apply, complete the online faculty/staff data form at jobs.weber.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references.

Screening date has been extended to June 15, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.

Online App. Form: jobs.weber.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: June 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 7/11

Offer accepted: 7/20

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Also posted at Generalist 2012

Western Kentucky University (2 tenure-track positions) - CAMPUS VISITS UNDERWAYEdit

The English Department at Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions beginning August 2012. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in some combination of at least two of the following areas: twentieth-century British literature, postcolonial literature, world literature, dramatic literature, and film.

Requirement Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of scholarly and professional activities. Candidates must be willing to use classroom technologies and on occasion to teach online, and must demonstrate interest in student engagement activities beyond the classroom.

Responsibilities: Teaching in the English general education program, advanced undergraduate courses in the areas of candidate's expertise, and occasional courses in the English M.A program; maintaining an active scholarly agenda; and participating in university and departmental service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in early December. Candidates should submit the following (electronic submissions are acceptable):

  • Letter of application (specify fields of expertise)
  • Teaching Philosophy statement
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (official copies only required prior to on-campus interviews)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation

Submit to: Dr. Karen Schneider, Head, Department of English, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11086, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086. E-mail: karen.schneider@wku.edu . Telephone: (270) 745-3046. Fax: (270) 745-2533

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/3 (via email)

Phone interview scheduled: 12/5

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews taking place throughout February.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • Interviewed by phone a couple of months ago and never heard anything further. Seems odd given that they've posted 2 positions.

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Also posted at Anglophone 2012, Generalist 2012, Comparative 2012 & Film Studies 2011-2012

Wichita State University (Modern + Victorian) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Wichita State University is now accepting applications for a tenure‑track assistant professorship in Modern British Literature. The successful candidate will supervise MA theses and teach three courses per semester, with primary assignments in graduate and upper division literature courses as well as lower division courses within the major. All faculty may teach general education and composition courses as needs arise. Secondary preparation in British Victorian Literature required; secondary preparation in contemporary British or Anglophone, World Literature, poetry, and/or the Bible as literature especially desired. Candidates must show successful teaching experience at the university level and strong evidence of significant scholarly promise; publications are highly desirable. PhD at time of appointment mandatory. Applicants should provide evidence of interest in teaching a diverse student population. The position is a 9 month appointment. Wichita State University is an EOE/AA institution. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy.

Candidates must go on line at http://jobs.wichita.edu by October 17 to apply for the position and submit a letter of interest and CV. In addition, send three letters of reference and transcripts of graduate education (unofficial accepted at this time), postmarked no later than October 17, to:

 Dr. Mary Waters, 
Modern British Literature Search Committee, 
Department of English, Box 14
, Wichita State University, 
Wichita, KS 67260‑0014

. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Preliminary interviews at the MLA convention in Seattle, WA during January 2012. The position will remain open until filled.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Oct 17, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing Sample, 11/17

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 x 2

Campus interview scheduled: 1/28 (phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has an offer been extended here?

Echo of above query: Has anybody heard anything from Wichita (including post-MLA rejection letters/emails)?

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

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