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Full-time, Permanent, Renaissance Library and Administration Edit

Center for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, Toronto - Assistant to the Director Edit

Under the general direction of the Director, the Assistant manages the activities and supervises the staff of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS). The work of the CRRS falls into five main areas: Library, Programmes, Publications, Academic Programmes, and the Centre's involvement in the Iter - Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance bibliographical project. The Assistant works with the faculty Chairs of the Library, Programmes, Publications, and Academic Programmes Committees to assist them with the fulfillment of these committees' responsibilities.

Typical duties include: supervision of undergraduate and graduate fellows; research assistants and work-study staff; Iter graduate fellows and work-study students who develop data for the Iter bibliography project. In addition, the Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the CRRS budget, and assists the Director in correspondence, preparing reports, and managing all aspects of the Centre's operations. The Assistant contributes to the formulation of CRRS policy and assists in the realization of its academic mission; organizes and records all meetings; manages all CRRS records; oversees marketing of CRRS publications and develops content on the CRRS website. In consultation with the Library Committee, the Assistant also selects all publications to be added to the library collection of the CRRS, including rare books; has day-to-day responsibility for the upkeep and order of the collection; and evaluates GIK donations.

Qualifications Required:

Education: A graduate degree in the area of Renaissance and Reformation studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Two years relevant administrative experience. Budget management experience. Supervisory experience.

Other: Basic computer and word processing skills; facility with spreadsheet and database management programs desirable. Must have demonstrated organizational skills; proven ability to work independently and be a strategic and creative thinker; professionalism, tact, judgment, and diplomacy; supervisory skills and the ability to relate effectively to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and library/admin staff; ability to maintain confidentiality; excellent communication and analytical skills; strong organizational and time management skills; strong attention to detail; ability to work under pressure, handle stressful situations, and manage competing priorities; knowledge of the University of Toronto an asset.

Please fax, mail or email applications to: Human Resources 73 Queen’s Park Crescent Toronto ON M5S 1K7 Fax: (416) 585-4556 vic.hr@utoronto.ca

Online Job Ad

Deadline: 10 Aug

NOTES:

  • in the email this job was in, a start date of Oct 2012 was suggested

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

Adams State College (CO) - Asst. Professor, spec. in Medieval & Renaissance - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Generalist with a specialization in Medieval and Renaissance British Literature. Tenure track. The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in Shakespeare, Survey I of British Literature, Survey of World Literature I, first-year composition and introductory literature courses. The teaching load is four courses per semester (12 hours).

Please send letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies accepted, though official transcripts are required at time of appointment); a brief course description with a reading list for a Medieval and Renaissance survey that the candidate would develop once at ASC; a list of five professional references; and three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which must address teaching experience) to Dr. David MacWilliams, Chair, Medievalist and Renaissance Search Committee, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO 81101.

Review of applications begins January 17, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. Applications will be acknowledged by department letter. Adams State College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please see full position announcement on line

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Jan. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 2/22

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Medieval page: "2/24"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Um offer was made to me on 4/18. I accepted on 4/19.

Offer accepted: 4/19.

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2012

I checked their webpage - this is a real job advert. FYI - It also says: "Salary range is low to upper 40s, commensurate with qualifications and experience."

Angelo State University - Late British Renaissance - Non-DramaticEdit

Job Summary: The Department of English and Modern Languages at Angelo State University announces an assistant professor position in English with specialization in Late British Renaissance - Non-Dramatic.

Duties: Teaching load is normally twelve hours per semester, including upper-level courses in English literature where qualified, along with courses in sophomore literature and first-year composition. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the literature of the late British Renaissance (non-dramatic). Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in distance education. Evidence of scholarly publication and activity is desirable.

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in English from a regionally accredited institution is required by August 2012 with specialization in the literature of the late British Renaissance (non-dramatic).

Closing Date: 02-20-2012

Expected Date of Appointment: August 2012

For more information and to apply for this position, go to employment.angelo.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 20

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:

Arkansas State University - ASSISTANT Professor - 16th/17th c. British lit. (including Milton) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Summary: This position is responsible for teaching major and graduate classes in 16th and 17th century British literature (including Milton) along with other English composition and literature classes as needed. Faculty members deliver instruction, carry out research, perform service for their respective professions and community, and participate in the management of the University through shared governance. Each member of the faculty has the duty to deliver instruction and maintain a learning environment consistent with the highest standards of the profession. The faculty has a responsibility to set degree requirements, assess when they are met, and establish and maintain curricula that meet professional standards and fulfill the educational goals of the University.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in English and professional experience appropriate to the discipline are required.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.astate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51999&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

HigherEdJobs.com

NOTE: position also posted in the MLA JIL 12/9/11 with the following application instructions:

"This position is housed on the Jonesboro campus. Therefore, please visit jobs.astate.edu for detailed information and to apply for position F00122. By December 31, please post online a cover letter, CV, reference list, 3 letters of recommendation, and a two-page statement of pedagogical philosophy. For inquiries, contact Dr. Jerry L. Ball, Interim Department Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, P. O. Box 1890, AR State University, 870-972-3043, email jball@astate.edu."

Deadline: 12/16/11 12-16-2011 according to the university website: https://jobs.astate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1323442567732

12/31/11 according to MLA JIL.

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: Offer was accepted around May 1.

NOTES:

Received an email 11/15 that the search had been cancelled "after much consideration". x3 - received a polite email to the same effect.

11/21 - Is this position still available? Received an email from the acting department chair: "There was a technical problem with the job listing at AR State University – it was listed at the Professor level rather the correct Assistant Professor one – so the position has been corrected and relisted. If you are still interested in applying for the job at the correct Assistant Professor level, please let me know and I will switch over your application materials. "

A. (11/22): Don't know what the actual deal is here, but it is true that this job has been relisted (as of 11/17/11) at HigherEdJobs.com as an Assistant Professor position. Deadline also now listed as 12/16/11. So am reopening it above. If anyone can clarify further, please do so.

Baruch College, City University of New York - Asst. 17th-18th c. British Lit. - SEARCH CONCLUDEDEdit

English, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010

Assistant Professor of Seventeenth- or Eighteenth-Century British Literature The English Department of Baruch College, City University of New York, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in seventeenth- or eighteenth-century British literature. Teaching responsibilities will also include freshman composition and Great Works of Literature. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample should be sent to: John Brenkman, Chair, English Department, Baruch College-CUNY, 55 Lexington Avenue #7-243, New York, NY 10010. Letters of recommendation to: english.search@baruch.cuny.edu. Baruch College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

From MLA JIL 12/9/11

See also: CUNY HR Posting

NOTE: slightly different application procedure stated by CUNY HR:

HOW TO APPLY

  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS JOB BOARD*

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample should be sent to: John Brenkman, Chair, Baruch College - City University of New York, English Department, One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B7-243, New York, NY 10010.

Deadline: Closing Date is January 20, 2012, according to CUNY HR.

Acknowledgment received: 12/21 (mail), 1/9, 1/23 (mail, with affirmative action questionnaire)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: Someone has posted on the 18th Century page that they were contacted on 2/7 for a phone interview. Perhaps the search is going in that direction, away from Early Modern/Renaissance.

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Search concluded according to letter from dept. Mar 19/12 (note: they had "200 applications")

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Delta State University (MS) - TT Asst. Professor - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Position: Assistant Professor of English in Tenure track. This is a full-time, 9 month position.

Starting Date: August 1, 2012

Responsibilities: The candidate will teach a 4/4 load or the equivalent, ½ to ¾ in general education. Deadline for Application: March 15, 2012 or until filled.

Qualifications: Doctorate in English Renaissance literature with significant work in Shakespeare studies and strong research and writing skills. Minimum of three years of full-time experience teaching English at the college level. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in Shakespeare and other courses in English Renaissance literature including Milton. A second area of competency in 18th and/or 19th century British literature desired. Experience working in a university writing center and/or experience with webpage design and maintenance also helpful.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Apply To: Mail a DSU application, letter of application, resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Delta State University, Office of Human Resources, Kent Wyatt Hall 247, Cleveland, MS 38733 or via email to DSUHRjobs@deltastate.edu.

Delta State HR - Also posted in the Chronicle

Deadline: March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 2/16 (x2)

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Dominican College (NY) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English- tenure track Position commences Fall, 2012. Candidates must have a PhD in English

Dominican College in Rockland County, 20 miles north of NYC, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English. Experience in, and commitment to, teaching various levels of English Composition and Introductory Literature courses required. Scholarly specialization in Early Modern British, Shakespeare, or Medieval.

Dominican College is a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Committed to building its programs upon a strong liberal arts foundation, the College offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degree opportunities in the liberal arts and sciences, business, and the professions.

Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and three professional references by January 17, 2012 to: human_resources@dc.edu AA/EOE

From MLA JIL 12/2/11

Deadline: Jan. 17

Acknowledgment received: 12/8

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 1/30 (phone) (x2); 1/30 (Skype); 2/8 (Skype)

Rejection (after phone interview): 2/17

Campus interview scheduled: 2/20

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Really, campus interview scheduled? Did anyone else get an email on Feb 18 which says that the search would take longer than anticipated due to spring break, and that candidates would hear back about campus interviews after March 5? What's going on?

A: Yes, I got that email as well. And did someone really get a rejection? Does that mean that some of the interviewees got immediate campus invites, some got a rejection, and the rest of us are... what?

A: My campus visit is scheduled for 3/5.

Also posted at Medieval 2012

Eastern New Mexico University - TT Asst. or Assoc. - Early British Lit.Edit

Literature: Assistant or Associate Professor of British Literature, rank commensurate with credentials and experience. Full time, tenure-track position beginning August 2012. PhD preferred, will consider ABD. 4/4/teaching load with assignments in early British literature (British survey I and Shakespeare), graduate courses, general education literature, and freshman composition. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background in and experience with 16th through 18th century British literature. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background check. Review of applications begins immediately. Application deadline May 31, 2012. Applications can be submitted online at agency.governmentjobs.com/enmu, and should include dossier, with letter of application, which articulates approaches/methods to teaching, copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and current curriculum vitae. Please contact the Human Resources office at 575-562-2116 for instructions on applying by mail. AA/EO/Title IX Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: May 31

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 Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Henderson State University (AR) - TT Professor, British Lit, Renaissance and/or 18th c. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English, nine-month, tenure-track. Strong generalist with specialization(s) in British literature of the 18th century and/or the Renaissance. Appointment begins August 2012.

Teaching load is twelve hours per semester, including freshman through graduate-level assignments. Scholarly activity, service, and advising are expected. Summer teaching possibilities are likely. The ability to teach elementary Spanish, French, or German as part of regular load is a plus.

Ph.D. required. Preference given to applicants with successful college teaching experience.

Henderson State University is a public institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Teachers College, and the Graduate School. The University also offers a professional nursing degree program, the only aviation degree program in Arkansas, and pre-professional studies. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, Henderson is located on an historic and beautiful campus midway between Little Rock and Texarkana on Interstate 30 and has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 students. Additional information is available at www.hsu.edu.

Submit complete curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts to:

Dr. David Thomson, Search Committee Chair, Henderson State University, Box 7684, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001.

Electronic submission encouraged: thomsond@hsu.edu

The selection process will begin April 9, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: April 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 6/1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Ithaca College (NY) - Asst. Professor - Shakespeare & Early Modern Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Ithaca College's Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible position in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature, beginning AY 2012-13.

The successful candidate will maintain both an active research agenda and a commitment to engaged and innovative undergraduate pedagogy. He or she will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population, and that reflect a commitment to supporting the needs of all students. We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. in English or a related field in hand at time of application. Research and teaching interests in seventeenth-century English drama, strong background in theater history, textual scholarship, and/or digital humanities, and at least one publication in a peer-reviewed forum also required.

Interested individuals should apply on line at www.icjobs.org and attach a letter of application, C.V., and a list containing the contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references. Questions about on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by April 2, 2012.

apply.icjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=177836 (notice also posted in Chronicle - March 9)

Deadline: April 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/20 via email ("I'm writing to thank you for applying for our position in Shakespeare and early modern literature, and to update you on the status of our search. We have chosen finalists for the position and I regret to say that you are not among them. We received many very strong applicants for this position and our decision was a difficult one indeed. In the end, we selected finalists whose experience and qualifications seemed to most closely align with our departmental needs. I appreciate your interest in our position very much, and wish you all the very best in your job search.") x 2

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/7

NOTES: Has anyone heard about Ithaca asking for more materials? I know they were on a pretty tight deadline, but I'm interested to see what happens with this position.

4/13: I submitted my application a few days before the deadline, and I haven't heard anything yet. I have to imagine that their candidate pool is smaller because of the late announcement, but it seems that they are moving surprisingly slowly, at least if the wiki is correct and they have yet to contact anyone.

LaGrange College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, Renaissance Lit.Edit

LaGrange College seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of English beginning August 2012. We are interested in candidates with professional specialization in Renaissance literature. Ancillary interests must include seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature. Ph.D required. Teaching responsibilities include first-year expository writing and undergraduate literature courses. A commitment to scholarship, advising, and service in the context of a small liberal arts college is essential.

Located one hour south of Atlanta, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic, pre-professional and professional programs. Home to more than 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the College is ranked in the top 10 and as one of three "up- and- coming" schools among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference to dcoker@lagrange.edu, or you may apply by mail: Dawn C. Coker, Director of Human Resources, LaGrange College, 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 1/11/12)

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:

Marylhurst University - Full-Time Asst. Professor, English & Digital HumanitiesEdit

The Department of English Literature and Writing at Marylhurst University announces a full-time faculty position in our new English and Digital Humanities online degree program. We invite applicants with expertise in digital humanities and experience teaching in online and/or hybrid environments. Along with teaching in both the online and on-campus programs, the successful candidate will act as Service and Experiential Learning Coordinator. Ph.D. required; specialization in Renaissance or 18th-19th century British Literature is especially welcome.

Marylhurst University offers a high quality English and Digital Humanities online degree that integrates literary studies with the digital humanities, a hybrid approach to online instruction, and an emphasis on service and experiential learning. Courses in this small, selective program (capped at 100 students) are taught by a predominantly full-time faculty from the on-campus department.

Marylhurst is a liberal arts university near Portland, Oregon; we are a non-tenure institution.

Submit applications electronically to: resume@marylhurst.edu by April 2, 2012. Please send: cover letter addressed to Dr. Jesse Stommel, Program Director; CV; and one-page teaching philosophy. We welcome candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the college.

www.marylhurst.edu/humanresources/assistantorassociateprofessor-elw.php

Deadline: April 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:

NOTES:

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012 & Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Literature & Writing - Liberal Arts - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-Track Faculty, Literature & Writing-Liberal Arts.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks to fill a full-time tenure track position for the teaching of literature and expository writing in the Liberal Arts Department. The teaching load at this Massachusetts State University institution is three courses per semester and alternative and departmental responsibilities. Faculty serve on governance committees. English is not offered as a major.

We are looking for someone to teach, primarily, a required, chronologically organized course exploring the sources of Western culture through a survey of literature. Mandatory readings include Genesis, Iliad or Odyssey, a Greek tragedy, selections from Dante or Chaucer, and a Shakespeare play, augmented by other major works selected by the professor (e.g. Gilgamesh, Sappho's poetry, a synoptic gospel, selections from Virgil, Ovid or Catullus).

The Assistant/Associate Professor will teach freshman foundational courses (Written Communication and/or Freshman Seminar). At this time, the Assistant/Associate Professor will teach a Shakespeare elective in alternate years and will develop new electives for juniors and seniors related to the performing arts.

The department seeks candidates whose pedagogy favors close, attentive reading and practical criticism, not theory, and for whom works of literature are complex provocations to the imagination and to ethical inquiry rather than tracts or specimens for cultural studies. The Assistant/Associate Professor candidate should have an interest in western visual and/or musical arts, and a strong record of teaching experience. It is desirable that candidates have experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives.

The candidate's area of expertise should engage and stimulate students' imagination, participation, and scholarship.

The Assistant/Associate Professor will be accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan.

Review of applications will begin on Friday, January 6, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit our website for information on requirements for this position: careers.massart.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50747

From MLA JIL 12/2/11

Deadline: Jan. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/16, for end of March

Rejection (after campus interview): 4/12, 4/24 x2

Offer made: ca. 4/12

Offer accepted: 4/12

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

2/2: Has anyone heard anything?

2/3: No. Also wondering if it's a real job.

Received a follow-up on 2/1 to an earlier inquiry about the status of the search: "The committee has not completed their review of applications. Hopefully this process will not take very long."

4/12: Rejection email indicates offer has been made to another candidate.

4/24 - Rejection email.

Any ideas on why there seems to have been two waves of rejections? I'm new to the market, so I'm just curious if this is common?

I am no expert but sometimes they will reject people immediately who do not meet the requirements/not a good fit (as in the case of some religious schools for example). Then they will have a pool of candidates that they want to interview and a backup pool (sometimes). Those people don't usually get rejected until an offer has been made an accepted. It stinks because if you get a phone interview you then have to wait and wait and wait until a campus interview has been condicted and a cadidate accepts the job. If you can, the best thing to do is to forget about your applications until you hear from them. It can drive you crazy! <--- Many thanks!

Siena Heights University (MI) - British / World Lit. before 1900Edit

The College of Arts and Sciences at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, seeks an Assistant Professor of English in any period of British and/or world literature before 1900.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to teach Shakespeare, gender and literature, post-colonial literature, and religion and literature will be considered an asset. Candidates must be enthusiastic about teaching outside their area of specialization and in our composition and Core Liberal Arts program. The normal teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester, typically a 4-4 load.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a PhD in English at time of appointment; we will consider applicants who are ABD at time of application.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified candidates are invited to submit full dossier including CV, cover letter, no fewer than three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, student evaluations, and a writing sample to shujobs@sienaheights.edu . In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Consideration of dossiers submitted after January 15th is not guaranteed. EOE

Postal Address: Michael Karabetsos, Human Resources, Siena Heights University, 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr, Adrian, MI 49221

Online App. Form: www.sienaheights.edu/About/Employment.aspx

Email Address: shujobs@sienaheights.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15

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 British Open 2012 & Anglophone 2012

Southern Utah University - Director, Center for Shakespeare Studies/Asst. or Assoc. ProfessorEdit

Southern Utah University, home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival, is a comprehensive and regional master granting institution of the Utah State Higher Education system located in Cedar City. It is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment exceeding 8,000. Surrounded by many national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Director of the newly created Center for Shakespeare Studies (CSS). The Director holds an 11-month faculty appointment in the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the rank of either assistant or associate professor of Shakespeare Studies. The CSS Director supports scholarship, research, and dramaturgy in Shakespeare Studies and Renaissance Studies presented and sponsored by the Center. The CSS is a source for significant research, publications, and media and educational programming that is designed to be accessible to all learners. The Director teaches in support of an interdisciplinary minor in Shakespeare Studies. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts. This is a full-time, 11-months/year position to start August 16, 2012. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; contingent on funding; excellent benefits.

General Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Provide dynamic leadership and creative strategic direction for the Center's programming and sponsored activities designed to fulfill its mission and vision in support of the educational goals of Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF). 2. Direct the day-to-day activities of the Center for Shakespeare Studies including high-impact programming, workshops, symposia, and publications. Develop interactive educational content for the CSS website and related social media sites. Supervise an administrative assistant and oversee the Center budget and schedule. 3. Facilitate and actively promote interdisciplinary and integrative programs designed to support the work of the departments of Theatre Arts, English, Sociology & History, and other academic programs on campus. Work closely with the Education Department of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and develop educational partnerships with K-12 schools in the region. 4. Teach classes each semester in support of the minor in Shakespeare Studies (e.g. Shakespeare Unbound, Dramaturgy, etc.). Supervise and advise students engaged in special projects and internships related to the programming and activities of the CSS and the academic departments. 5. Engage in research, scholarship, and professional development in support of the CSS as appropriate for Director's academic and professional credentials. Attend related national and international, conferences to present and promote the activities of CSS. Serve on relevant academic department and campus committees as needed. Work in cooperation with the Gerald Sherratt Library faculty and staff to ensure relevant books, journals, and other appropriate research materials are available to students and faculty in working in the field of Renaissance Studies. 6. Work in cooperation with the Education Department of the Utah Shakespeare Festival on programming relevant to the Center and USF, assist with the coordination and promotion of the Wooden O annual scholarly symposium, and promote and develop ongoing partnerships and programming with the USF and other arts organizations as appropriate. 7. Work with the Office of Sponsored Research and Institutional Advancement to secure additional financial resources for the CSS through special projects and programs, fundraising, and grants.

Qualifications: 1. Excellent communication and presentation skills required. The ability to formulate, articulate, and advocate a clear vision of the role of Shakespeare Studies and integrative and interdisciplinary learning in an educational setting is expected. 2. Experience coordinating activities at an executive or department chair level in an academic setting and/or professional setting such as an arts organization or a theatre company is highly desired. Experience managing budgets in organizational settings desired. 3. Applicants are expected to provide evidence of expertise, experience, and national recognition of their scholarly and/or creative work in the field of Shakespeare, Shakespeare Studies, and/or Renaissance Studies. MA/MS, or MFA in theatre, English, Dramaturgy, Renaissance Studies or closely related fields required, PhD preferred. Equivalent professional experience in related fields will be considered. 4. A record of three to five years of successful teaching in a university setting or an education department of a producing theatre company or arts organization is expected. 5. Experience securing external funding in support of programmatic activity is desired. 6. Perform other reasonably related duties as required.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Applicants must apply online at jobs.suu.edu or use the direct link at jobs.suu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51567. Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Finalists will be asked to provide copies of unofficial transcripts, as well as additional supporting materials including items such as a teaching philosophy (no more than 3 pages), sample syllabi from relevant courses taught, and/or a portfolio demonstrating examples of planning, programming, successful grant applications, or other materials that reflect professional accomplishments in the field.

First consideration of applications will begin January 5, 2012; the position will remain open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at jobs@suu.edu or 435-586-7754.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 5

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 Theater 2011-2012

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor - Assistant/Associate Professor -CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Mary Hardin Baylor's College of Humanities has a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in English, beginning in August of 2012. English Faculty Responsibilities: Teach all levels of English classes including freshman composition and sophomore-level literature. Upper-level classes would include Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare. Full-time faculty members typically will teach 12 hours per semester with three course preparations. Qualifications: PhD with a specialization Medieval, Renaissance, or Early Modern literature. ABD will be considered if candidate is graduating in the spring (a completed doctorate degree is required for tenure track). Candidate must show evidence of being able to teach Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer at the senior (4000) level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a specialization in at least one of the three authors. Candidate must be active, committed Christian. TO APPLY: Please submit a completed UMHB employment application along with cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance to www.umhb.edu (Resources, Employment) or by mail to Human Resources Department, UMHB, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Links: Chronicle Ad

Reposted at HigherEdJobs.com on 1/09/11 (Initially posted on 11/07/2011)

Deadline: Review of applications Immediately [posted in Chronicle Dec. 16, 2011]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: 2/10

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2012

University of Oxford (Wadham College) - Lecturer in English (Medieval and Early Modern Literature) - OFFER MADEEdit

Lecturer in English (Medieval and Early Modern Literature)

Wadham College and the Faculty of English Language and Literature propose to appoint a CUF Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature from 1st September 2012.

The successful candidate will be able to provide comprehensive teaching coverage for the Middle English (1350-1550), Early Modern (1550-1660) and Shakespeare papers; will have a distinguished research record (in the period pre-1550) appropriate to the stage of his or her career; will possess a doctorate in this field; will be able to supervise and examine undergraduates and graduates; and will be willing and able to contribute to administration in the College and the Faculty. A research specialism in pre-1550 English drama is desirable, but applications are welcomed from candidates with research specialisms in any area of pre-1550 English writing.

Further particulars and details of how to apply are available at: http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/fellows-staff/vacancies/fellowship-in-english.html

The combined College and University salary for this post will be on a scale from £42,733 - £57,431 p.a. Additional college allowances are available as set out in the further particulars.

FROM MLA JIL 12/9/11

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the Academic Administrator no later than 12.00 noon on Monday 23rd January 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Medieval 2012: "2/22"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes, according to Medieval page (3/22)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2012

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments - Post-MLA Deadlines Edit

College of the Holy Cross, VAP, British Lit. 1590-1688Edit

Full-time Visiting Appointment in British Literature 1590-1688

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 British Literature between 1590‑1688. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Ph.D. preferred. 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): 04/09 (via email) x3; 04/16; 4/20

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Governors State University (IL) - 1 yr. VAP, Early British Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Position's Functional Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, British Literature. Department: Liberal Arts, CAS. Location: University Park. Posting Number: 0201215

Position Start Date: 08-08-2012

Position End Date: 06-01-2013

Position Summary: Applications are invited for a one-year sabbatical replacement for the 2012-2013 academic year, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be able to teach broadly in earlier British (pre-Romantics) literature. Desirable secondary areas include composition and/or world literature. Anticipated teaching assignments will include upper-level undergraduate courses, with the strong potential for teaching in our M.A. program. High priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, publications, and completed Ph.D.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the state.

Established in 1969, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online, and off campus offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU is committed to securing and maintaining academic accreditation for programs where accreditation is available. Furthermore, GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities and recently introduced the Dual Degree Program with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time.

The campus, conveniently located in University Park, Illinois, is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760 acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.

Minimum Qualifications: Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. with an emphasis in earlier British literature. ABDs will be considered, with completion date by start of contract. Candidates must have college-level teaching experience, and demonstrate the ability to work with students, faculty and staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications in composition and/or world literature, and those with a strong research agenda in earlier British literature.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled (posted 1/17/12)

Special Instructions to Applicants: A complete application will include a cover letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 - 5 professional references with contact information. Also, please attach scanned copies of transcripts.

Online App. Form: https://employment.govst.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52168

Deadline: Open until filled (posted at HigherEdJobs.com 1/20/12)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: April 5/12 Scheduled via phone.

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/16/12 via email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2012 & Restoration/18th-Century 2012

McGill University - Postdoctoral fellowship in Shakespeare StudiesEdit

The Shakespeare and Performance Research Team, Department of English, McGill University, seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to join a research program, “Shakespeare and the Play of Story.” For further information, see http://mcgillshakespeare.wordpress.com/

The start date for the year-long position is August 1 2012. There is the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates will have a PhD in Shakespeare studies or Early Modern English Literature. The stipend is approximately $30,000. Applications, including a description of research program, writing sample, and CV must be sent by email by March 1 2012 to Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, McGill University at paul.yachnin@mcgill.ca. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address by the March 1 deadline. Candidates should ask referees to include the candidate’s name on the subject line of the email.

NOTE THAT THIS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IS SUBJECT TO FUNDING (it was offered last year but cancelled in May due to lack of funding)

From MLA JIL 11/18/11

Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

5/23 - Any news?

Minnesota State University (Mankato) - pre-19th c. British Lit. - Asst. Prof., Fixed-Term Position - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Specialist in British literature prior to the 19th century to teach a variety of introductory, upper-level and graduate courses, including Shakespeare, British literature survey courses, and the department's introductory course in linguistics. In addition, must be prepared to teach composition and writing-intensive general education literature courses. An ability to teach online or hybrid courses is desirable. Teaching load : 12 credits (3 courses) per semester. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, service on MA thesis committees and department committees. Fixed-term positions are for one academic year; there is a possibility that the position may be extended on an annual basis for up to four years.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in English literature or related field by August 20, 2012.
  • Specialization in British literature prior to the 19th century.
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach survey courses in British literature prior to the 19th century.
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach Shakespeare.
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach linguistics.
  • Relevant scholarly activity.
  • College-level teaching experience in literature and writing.

For more information and application materials, please see http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm

Full Position Description from HR (LINK)

Deadline: Review of applications begins January 9, 2012, and will continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: [From Medieval 2012: "1/27 (by phone)"] (2/7)

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Is this essentially a visiting position, since it's for a year and renewable up to 4 years?

The chair said that they are not doing preliminary interviews but instead are collecting writing samples and calling references.

Also posted at Medieval 2012 & Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Vanderbilt University - Mellon Asst. Professor (3 yr. appointment) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Vanderbilt University seeks a scholar of early modern literature for a three-year, non-tenure-track appointment as Mellon Assistant Professor of English. Candidates must have PhD in hand before the start of the appointment in the fall semester, 2012. In addition, in accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years from the start of the position. Please send a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and dossier to Mark Schoenfield, Chair, Department of English, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Station B Box 351654, Nashville, TN 37235-1654. The search committee will begin screening candidates on May 15, 2012, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: May 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 6/5

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Willamette University - VAP, Medieval or Early Modern Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Willamette University English Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor, renewable for three years, specializing in either Medieval or Early Modern literature.

A typical teaching load (five courses per year) would include a mixture of general education course taught in the specialty (e.g., ENGL 117W), writing courses (ENGL 135W, 137W, or 242W) and upper-division courses in the medieval and early modern offerings.

For more information about the English Department, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/english.

About Willamette: Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West and has offered a major in environmental science since the 1970s. Situated in Oregon's capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2,000 students), and graduate programs in Education, Law, and Management. The university is committed to living out its motto "Not unto ourselves alone are we born" by incorporating the principles of sustainability, social justice, and action. Salem is located in the center of the picturesque Willamette Valley, approximately an hour's drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. For more information about Willamette, visit our website at www.willamette.edu.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have the Ph.D. and publications in their field, and will be prepared to teach courses in both medieval literature and early modern drama and poetry.

Minimal qualifications are ABD in Medieval or Early Modern literature.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and preference will be given to applications received by March 16, 2012.

For complete job announcement visit http://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/307

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 16

Acknowledgment received:

note: has anyone heard a peep yet? 4/21

  • I've emailed April 4th, 16th, & 24thasking about updates and have not had any reply as of yet [24 APR 2012]
  • Any word? 5/9 x2
  • Position filled as of 6/4

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2012

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

American University of Beirut - Open Rank - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position, open rank, in Early Modern literature and culture. Candidates with an interest in the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including Shakespeare, and offer core humanities courses. Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment. Positions begin September 15, 2012. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load for Assistant Professors is 3/2. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply electronically sending a cover letter, CV, writing sample, sample syllabus and three letters of reference to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. Mail applications can be sent to: Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon.

Review of materials begins December 1, 2011 with interviews at MLA. For more information about this position, visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas.

From MLA JIL 11/4/11

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 12/04

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/21 (email)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone heard anything?? zero.

- I haven't heard anything, either. But I'm pretty sure they've at least set up a first round of interviews and they don't definitively say anything to anyone else in case candidates don't accept the job or back out, etc. This could drag on and on. That said, it would be nice if people who have heard something updated the wiki.

Makes sense; but they've been decent in the past at getting back to people. I echo your sentiment regarding the wiki: there's flurry of excitement until folks get what's there's - and then silence . . .

- Paranoid silence.

Azusa Pacific University - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Azusa Pacific University invites applicants to apply for two full-time faculty positions with areas of expertise in one or more of the following: Poetry, Linguistics, Shakespeare, or Renaissance Drama. We are open to outstanding candidates at any rank, (assistant/associate/full professor); rank and salary are commensurate with experience. The position includes 4/4 load, with upper division courses in area of specialty and lower division composition or literature courses. A Ph.D. is required. Successful candidates will be compatible with APU’s evangelical Christian liberal arts mission. Interviews at MLA and by phone. For more details, visit http://www.apu.edu/provost/employment/positions/. APU is located near Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains with easy access to beaches and mountains. Position subject to final funding. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: open until filled (posted in MLA JIL 10/28/11)

Acknowledgment received: 12/1

Request for additional materials: 12/1 (Writing sample, letters, teaching portfolio; combined with interview invitation)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/1 (MLA; combined with request for more materials)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

NOTE: MLA JIL says "Status: MLA convention interviews have been scheduled," but this may be an error, as the job was just posted on the list 10/28/11. This is the link to the position on the school's HR page: http://www.apu.edu/provost/employment/positions/17876/

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Barnard College - Asst. Professor, 16th-century non-dramatic English lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant professor of (16th-century non-dramatic) English literature Barnard College seeks an entry‑level Assistant Professor specializing in sixteenth‑century non‑dramatic English literature. We expect that candidates will have the PhD. in hand by the time of employment. The appointment is to begin on 1 July 2012.

Preferred qualifications include additional expertise in a sub‑field such as sixteenth‑century poetry and prose in a language other than English; sixteenth‑century literature of discovery and colonization (comparative or English); trans‑atlantic studies; women writers of the sixteenth century; sixteenth‑century English and Continental religious culture; sixteenth‑century science studies; sixteenth‑century art and poetics; or interdisciplinary scholarly and critical approaches that engage discourses of gender, race, and class. Opportunities exist for involvement and teaching in the Africana Studies and Comparative Literature programs.

Candidates should send only a CV, an application letter, and three letters of reference to Achsah Guibbory, Chair, Dept. of English, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Applications should be postmarked by 1 November 2011.



From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/16

Request for additional materials: 11/14 via email x2

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 (phone) (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q. Did anyone else get an acknowledgement via regular mail (11/16) not asking for any further materials, but saying only that "your application will get our serious attention"? Yes (x3) So do you think this is because they have a short list and if they do not make a hire from that list they will come back to our apps? A: No. That was simply an acknowledgment. Everyone received it.

Christian Brothers University (TN) - Milton & 17th c. - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Lit & Lang, 650 E Parkway S, Memphis, TN 38104. http://www.cbu.edu

Assistant Professor of Milton and the 17th Century. Ph.D. in English with specialization in Milton and the 17th Century. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: Creative Writing, Digital Rhetoric, Film Studies, or World Literature. The position is tenure track and begins in August 2012 to fill a vacancy left from a retirement. CBU is a Roman Catholic institution of higher education in the tradition of the Christian Brothers. It is a private, comprehensive university emphasizing excellence in teaching and attention to the whole person in a values-oriented, interfaith educational community. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including freshman composition and introductory literature courses, and usual non-teaching duties. Send letter of application, vita, and three letters of reference to Human Resources at hrjobs@cbu.edu. Application will be acknowledged by email. Application review will begin November 15, 2011. Interviews of screened candidates will be held at MLA. Christian Brothers University is a private, Catholic, Lasallian university and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

From MLA JIL 10/14/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: for 2/5-7, scheduled about a week prior.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/16

Offer accepted: 2/20

NOTES:

Emory University, Oxford College - Asst. / Assoc. Professor of Lit. & Composition - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Oxford C, 100 Hamill St, Oxford, GA 30054. http://www.oxford.emory.edu

Assistant or Associate Professor of English Literature and Composition. Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track full time position in English in its Oxford College, beginning in August 2012. PhD required, expertise in Shakespeare, Early Modern and/or Medieval Literature preferred, interest in the teaching of writing required. The candidate should have teaching experience. Teaching responsibilities are six courses per year, three freshman writing courses and three literature courses at the 200-level and above.

Please send CV, letter of application including statements of teaching philosophy and research/scholarly interests, sample syllabi, evidence of excellence in teaching, and the names and contact information of three people willing to provide references to: Dr. Lucas Carpenter, Humanities Division, Oxford College of Emory University, 100 Hamill Street, Oxford, GA 30054. Review of applications will begin December 15th. No applications will be accepted after this date. Please indicate availability for initial interview at the 2012 MLA Convention in Boston. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Oxford College is a specialized division of Emory University that provides a transformative, liberal arts intensive program for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree. Located 38 miles east of Atlanta, the fully residential Oxford campus enrolls 900-950 freshman and sophomore students who continue their studies as juniors and seniors on the Atlanta campus. Oxford’s students are known for their curiosity, their interest in learning for learning’s sake, and their engagement in campus and community life. Faculty members in the humanities normally teach three courses per semester in classes that average 24 students. Some make the learning process the object of their scholarship while others pursue more traditional forms of scholarship; involving Oxford’s undergraduate students in scholarship is strongly encouraged. The College provides support for ongoing faculty professional development and the scholarly resources of one of the world’s leading research universities.

From MLA JIL 10/21/11

Deadline: review begins Dec. 15, 2011

Acknowledgment received: 11/21

Request for additional materials: Jan 17, 2012 (x 3)

Skype interview scheduled: 1/25

Rejection (no interview):

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x3

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [acceptance posted 3/30]

NOTES:

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2012 & Medieval 2012

To Those Who Were Asked for Additional Materials: Did you have an MLA interview?

A: Not with Emory. I don't think they did interviews at MLA; the application deadline was kind of late (12/15). I was contacted via e-mail today about a Skype interview next week.

B: Also Skype interviewed. On-Line Campus interview arranged.

Fordham University - OFFER MADEEdit

The Fordham English Department is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern English Literature, to begin service at the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus in September 2012. New or recent Ph.D. preferred; all sub-fields considered. Please submit cover letter and CV by November 1 to renaissance@fordham.edu and by mail to Mark Caldwell, EM Hiring Committee, Department of English, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458. Interviews will take place 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.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 9/23; 10/12 (x2); 10/14; 11/3; 11/2

Request for additional materials: 10/4 (dossier & 30-pg writing sample)(x2), 10/18 (dossier & writing sample), 10/26 (x3), 10/30 (dossier & 30pp sample) (x2), 11/1, 11/2 (dossier & 30pp sample), 11/8, 11/13 (Same), 11/18

Rejection (no interview): 10/3 (12 days after sending materials), 10/6, 10/12, 10/21 (x2), 11/1, 11/5, 11/8, 11/11 (x3), 11/15; 12/28 (very nice email)x2

Q: Did rejections come via mail or via email?


A: Mine came via e-mail. (Mine also came by email: "We have considered your application but have decided not to pursue it further. Your professional profile does not appear to us to match the position as we envision it. Please accept our thanks for your interest in Fordham and our best wishes in your job search.")

To the rejection 12/28 via email: had you been asked for additional materials? A: Yes, the email rejection was very thoughtful, mentioned their interest in my writing sample, but not exactly what they need for the position, etc.

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (by phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: heard second hand that one visit has been scheduled (1/10)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/3 (Heard 2nd hand)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Parsing the grammar, I can't tell if the instructions mean that we should submit by email AND by mail, or if we need only send materials by one OR the other means. Thoughts?

A: It seems pretty clear to me that they want the materials sent in both formats, and if I were applying that's what I would do.

Georgia College and State University - OFFER MADE/ACCEPTEDEdit

Georgia College, the state’s public liberal arts university, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor (4/4) with expertise in Early Modern English Studies, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will be expected to design and offer graduate and upper division courses in Shakespeare and English Renaissance drama and lower division survey courses in the major and the core curriculum. An interest in International literatures is desirable. It is expected that, prior to start of appointment, candidate will have completed PhD and be eligible to work in the United States. Review of completed applications begins November 1, 2011, and continues as long as needed. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. Send application letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Eustace Palmer, Chair, Early Modern English Search Committee, through http://www.gcsujobs.com. EO/AA/ADA compliant and committed to achieving diversity and equity.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 11/22 x2

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Email from Dept Offer Made and Accepted Feb 28/12

NOTES:

Think this job was advertised but cancelled last year.

Anyone heard anything since MLA? --1/23/12

No, nothing yet. Does anyone remember when they said they'd be in touch? 1/24

Still no news, either yea or nay? 2/12

Still waiting... Feb 22/12

Gettysburg College - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

We invite applications for a tenure-track position in English Renaissance Literature to begin in August 2012. The successful candidate will have strong research interests in the period and a demonstrable ability to teach the full range of Renaissance literature, including Shakespeare. The 3/2 teaching load will include first-year writing seminars, broad intermediate-level courses, and more specialized upper-level courses. An added strength would be the ability to teach critical theory. The successful candidate will combine a vibrant research agenda with a commitment to thoughtful student advisement and excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates must have PhD in hand by the time of appointment.

Please send letter of application and curriculum vitae to Professor Suzanne Flynn, Chair, Department of English, Campus Box 397, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Requests for dossiers and writing samples will be made after an initial review; interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Application materials should be postmarked by October 31, 2011.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 10/3; 10/12; 10/15; 11/1; 11/4

Request for additional materials: WS & dossier 11/17 (x2), 11/18 (x3)

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (mail) 12/30 (mail)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/16 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/19 by email; they appear to have settled on the short list.

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: heard second hand offer accepted

NOTES:

Did the requests come by email or in the post? A: email

Grinnell College - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in the Department of English (English Renaissance Literature), starting Fall 2012. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.

The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include Introduction to Shakespeare, an introductory humanities course on the ancient Greek world, a survey of early British literature, and seminars in Shakespeare, Milton, and Renaissance Literature. Every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice).

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They also should discuss what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 11, 2011.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu . Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, a set of recent teaching evaluations, a writing sample, and also provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Shuchi Kapila, at EnglishSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4655.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received: 10/14

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (by phone), 12/15x2 (by phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Q: So, can anyone clarify if they have actually started scheduling campus interviews or not? A: My apologies. I accidentally posted under the wrong section. I was contacted on 1/17 for a campus interview.

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview): Less-than-sensitive, unfriendly, perfunctory rejection emaill (2/29).

Offer made: 2/5

Offer accepted: 2/10

NOTES:

I applied for a job here a few years ago - same position. I didn't get an interview. I wonder if they have high turn over...

I too can't help but wonder about turn over, or something. It's always kind of hard to bring myself to apply for the same position more than once, but I'm doing it anyway.

This is Grinnell's 3rd Renaissance hire in 5 years. The 2 previous hires left after 2 years each.

I would imagine, given Grinell's prestige, this is an excellent stepping stone to R1 jobs.

Gustavus Adolphus College - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Early Modern British Literature in the Department of English to begin September 1, 2012.

We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate. The successful candidate should have prior experience teaching upper and lower division courses in British literature, particularly Shakespeare, and additional expertise and experience teaching literary theory. In order to enhance our students' experiences, we encourage applicants who have experience in teaching diverse populations.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching upper and lower division literature courses, which might include Shakespeare and a gateway course for majors featuring a strong theory component, and to contribute to general education, including teaching a First Term Seminar and/ or Interim Experience (January Term). A commitment to teaching and advising is essential.

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to:

Dr. Rebecca Fremo, Chair, Department of English, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

For more details, visit the department Website at: www.gustavus.edu/academics/english/ or contact Dr. Rebecca Fremo at 507-933-7392 or rtfremo@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: review begins Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 10/18; 10/18; 11/11;

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/13 by email x 3

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 by e-mail x 2

Rejection (after MLA interview): 2/9 by email

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/28

Offer accepted: 3/1

NOTES:

Just as an FYI: Word is that there is an internal candidate for this position, for whatever that is worth.

Helpful email from Dr. Fremo (12/2) x2: "Thanks so much for applying for our Early Modern British Literature position. We received a tremendous number of applications, all of them excellent, and our search committee enjoyed reading about your project and your teaching experience. Since we received so many applications, it took us a bit longer than expected to review them. I thought it might be helpful, then, to send a brief update on our process.

My earlier message acknowledging your application suggested that we would probably contact applicants to request additional materials at the end of November. Instead, we've decided not to request materials until we've narrowed our pool to 12-15 applicants. In other words, if you haven't heard from us yet, this simply means that we're still reviewing files.

I'll contact our 12-15 finalists personally the week of December 13. At that point, I'll also let everybody else know where they stand in the search. It's been our experience that candidates generally like to get their news as soon as possible, regardless of whether we've invited them for an MLA interview."

Iona College (NY) - Asst. Professor, Shakespeare - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Iona College English Department seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in August 2012, to teach courses in Shakespeare (undergraduate and graduate) as well as core courses in writing and literature. PhD required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching in addition to promising scholarship. 4/4 load with one course remission per semester to serve as co-editor of The Shakespeare Newsletter. Secondary areas of interest include Irish Literature and Film.

Please send cover letter and vita, including the names of three references (in hard copy), by November 16, 2011.

Application Information - Postal Address: Dr. Laura Shea, Chair, Department of English, Iona College, 715 North Avenue. New Rochelle, NY 10801.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received: 11/12 (x2); 11/15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/6 (through mail)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

According to the acknowledgement letter, they will not be interviewing at MLA. Instead, they'll be only holding campus interviews at the start of the spring semester and expect to notify candidates for interviews by the end of the year.

Interesting that they feel able to go straight to a short list (campus interviews) without any preliminary interviews of any kind. I would think it would be hard for the committee to get things narrowed down like that. Well, it's their call, obviously.

Louisiana State University - Asst. Professor (Early Modern Non-Dramatic Literature) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English (Early Modern Non-Dramatic Literature). The Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track position in Early Modern non-dramatic literature. We especially welcome applicants with expertise in poetry and digital humanities. Assistant Professors teach both undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active research agenda with regular publication, and serve on departmental and university committees. We offer a competitive salary and a very attractive teaching load of graduate and undergraduate courses. Opportunities for teaching and research collaboration in interdisciplinary programs such as Comparative Literature, Film & Media Arts, Women's & Gender Studies. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in English or related field; evidence of innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, Washington, January 5-8, 2012. Applications will be acknowledged in writing. An offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is November 15, 2011 or until a candidate is selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #000847. LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53818

From MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/14 (x5)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 (phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Loyola University Chicago - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English in the field of Early Modern British literature, including Shakespeare, beginning August 15, 2012. The department serves the university's undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in English and Literature. The department also offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the Graduate School. The department is among the largest in LUC's College of Arts and Sciences and teaches 3,000 students in roughly 200 sections each term on the Lake Shore Campus, Water Tower Campus, and at the John Felice Rome Center. For more information about the Department of English, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml.

This tenure-track position comprises teaching literature courses in the core, the major, and the graduate program. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Finalists will be asked to forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

  • Dr. Joyce Wexler, Chair
  • Department of English
  • Crown Center for the Humanities
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • 1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
  • Chicago, IL 60660

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by the above date will receive the fullest consideration. Interviews for prospective candidates will be held at the Modern Language Association convention in Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

Quicklink for Posting: http://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54308

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/1 (dossier), 11/19 (writing sample) (x5), 12/6 (dossier) (x2), 12/8 (writing sample) (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/22 (x2) phone call or email? - email (outside of US)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, in April (very reliable second-hand info.)

NOTES:

11/28: The online application asked for email addresses for references. I filled out the application more than a week ago and used Interfolio's individualized addresses for my various letters, but Loyola has not yet put in a request for letters (I ticked "yes," when they asked if they could send an automated request). In others' experience, do they only send requests for letters if you reach a second stage, or should I be calling Interfolio to see is something went awry? A: I also used Interfolio and the letter requests were immediate and clearly automated. I would look into things. A: I had a similar situation. It took about 10 days before the request appeared on my Interfolio account. My guess is their job site doesn't process request emails automatically but maybe generates them in batches every two weeks or so. A: After reading this, I realized I hadn't received a reference request on Interfolio either and just called Loyola's human resources department (11/30) and was told that references are only requested when the search committee decides to pursue the application further.

Q: Did anyone get a request for recommendations through Interfolio without getting a writing sample request? (12/6) Yes, also 12/6 (x3)

Q: I got a request for a writing sample but have not received a request for my dossier. Is anyone else in my boat? The fact that they're asking some candidates for dossiers and some candidates for writing samples seems odd. Does anyone know why?

12/09: Is it possible that people who are being requested for recommendation letters only (and not writing samples) already have some work published/forthcoming? I can't think of any other reason for the discrepancy. (Well, then I guess it doesn't make much sense to ask only for Writing Samples and not letters.)

Manhattanville College (NY) - Asst. Professor, medieval or Renaissance - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of British Literature. A PhD in medieval or Renaissance British literature is required; specialty open. The successful candidate will teach period surveys, courses on Shakespeare (introductory through advanced), and courses in areas of his/her expertise.

Note Also: "First-round interviews will be held at MLA. Please incorporate into a single PDF a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy, and send the PDF to humanresources@mville.edu by November 15, 2011. Fall 2012 is our anticipated start date subject to budgetary approval."

Links: HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 x3 (email)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/19 <--- Is this correct, or is it supposed to be under "Campus interview scheduled"?

Campus interview scheduled: 2/9, 2/10, 2/13

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/20

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/13

NOTES:

Any update on this job? Have campus interviews been scheduled? Yes.

Also posted at Medieval 2012

Montclair State University (NJ) - 17th c. British Lit. - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant or Associate Professor 17th Century British Literature Full‑time, tenure‑track position in 17th‑century British Literature. The candidate should be qualified to teach 17th c. non‑dramatic literature, in particular Milton, in its social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts, and also non‑specialized courses such as an introduction to literary and cultural theory, historical surveys of British literature, and a sophomore‑level course in writing in the major.
 Ph.D. must be completed before the fall of 2012. Candidates must show a strong record or exceptional promise of scholarly publication, and the capacity to teach successfully in a diverse, multi‑ethnic environment. Faculty members are expected to teach a range of students from first‑year undergraduates through Master's candidates.
 Interviews will be conducted at the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle and by internet/telephone. Apply by November 7 to:
 Dr. Daniel Bronson, 
Chair, English Department
, Montclair State University
, Montclair, NJ 07043
. V‑F12

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 11/8, 11/25

Request for additional materials: 11/21 (references and writing sample) (x5)

Rejection (no interview): 12/2 (x5)

Q: Did rejections come by email or by mail? I was asked for additional material but have not been rejected or asked to interview (12/8).

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/5 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x3: 2/ 8, 2/13, 2/16

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/6 (x2) by phone

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/2

NOTES:

as of 10/8 the job is not yet posted on their HR site. Does anyone know what materials we're supposed to send? If they haven't clarified by Monday,then I'll email them about it, but I wasn't sure if anyone else already had an answer.

A: Hopefully, they will clarify soon, and it's certainly worth asking. However, whenever materials aren't specified in the ad, I usually assume it's best just to send the minumum (i.e. letter of application & cv) and let them ask for more if they want to.

10/10/11: the version of this job ad posted at HigherEdJobs.com states that to apply, one should: "Send letter and resume to (include vacancy # if above): Dr. Daniel Bronson, Chair, English Department, Box C316- V-F12, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043."

Mount Holyoke College - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

Mount Holyoke College Department of English seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in early modern English literature and culture, especially drama or poetry, beginning July 2012. Desirable ancillary interests include gender and sexuality, the global Renaissance, performance, and visual culture. The successful candidate will combine strong research interests with a commitment to undergraduate teaching in an institution that fosters scholarly development. English Department faculty at Mount Holyoke teach all levels of the curriculum with a 2-2 load that includes specialized seminars and introductory courses. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2012.

We will conduct interviews at the MLA convention in Seattle. Letter of application, CV, dissertation (or project) abstract, brief writing sample (25 pages), and sample course syllabi should be submitted online at http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu . Applicants should also submit email addresses for writers of letters of reference (4 maximum). Mount Holyoke will contact those referees to submit letters directly on line. All materials must be received by November 4, 2011. Further information: John Lemly, Chair, jlemly@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,300 students and 200 faculty. Half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Located 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, it is a member of the Five College Consortium, consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts, home of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies and English Literary Renaissance. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Chronicle Ad

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (email) x5

MLA interview scheduled: (12/16, by phone) x4

Rejection (after MLA interview): 01/16 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: happening this week (1/26)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anyone else find it odd that the job application website has extra slots for documents the ad doesn't ask for? It has required ones for "writing sample," but also "sample of scholarly work" (redundant), and "other," and only a single slot for multiple "syllabi." Plus non-required slots for teaching philosophy etc. Are we just supposed to put the extra syllabi in the extra slots, even though they don't match the document type?

Also -- does anyone know how many and how detailed the sample syllabi are meant to be? And in response to the Q above: I suspect this is a template website for uploading materials for all of their jobs. So I'd suggest just attaching all syllabi as a single document, and leaving the non-required slots blank.

A. 1. The interface is for all jobs. Upload the ones specified in the ad. 2. Syllabi: Well, I'm not on the committee, but here's the best advice I can think of: it doesn't hurt to submit a syllabus like the one you would hand out on the first day of class--course description, required texts, schedule, assignments....things that give the committee an idea of how you frame literary study for undergrduates, how up to date you are with the field, pedagogy, etc., how prepared you are to hit the ground running should you get the job. Take a look at the major requirements and submit a syllabus for a core service course (intro to lit.study, Shakespeare), as well as a specialized seminar course, and possibly one or two more.

Mount Saint Mary College (NY) - Generalist, Emphasis in Early Modern Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Mount Saint Mary College seeks an Assistant Professor of English (full-time, tenure-track). The PhD in English /Composition and Rhetoric or related fields is required as is college teaching experience. Degree candidates finishing the degree by June 30, 2012 will be considered. We are seeking a generalist with an emphasis in early Modern Literature, strength in composition and rhetoric and knowledge of literary theory. The candidate should have the ability to teach courses such as Freshmen Composition, Development of the English Language, Modern American Grammar, Major English Authors I - from the Beowulf poet, through the Elizabethans to the Restoration and 18th Century etc. The teaching load is 4/4. Teaching, scholarship, community and college service are an integral part of the tenure process. Interest in assisting in growing writing concentrations in the English major is a plus.

Send letter of application, resume and three letters of recommendation by December 15, 2011 to:

  • S. Catherine Walsh, O.P., Ed.D, Chair
  • The Division of Arts and Letters
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • 330 Powell Ave
  • Newburgh, NY 12550

Electronic submissions will be accepted at Catherine.walsh @ msmc.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/22 Skype interview (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/25 (email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/12

Offer accepted: 3/12

NOTES:

I got a rejection letter on Feb. 10th to say that an offer had been made and accepted.

I am suspicious about the information above because I have a campus interview scheduled for the week of 2/28. So, I'm going to change the heading unless anyone has more definite information.

Sorry - I posted that my rejection letter said an offer was made - that was how I interpreted the contents of my letter. Sorry for the confusion - I was not trying to give false info!

No problem -- I assumed that the letter was just misleading :)

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Northern Illinois University - 17th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant or Associate Professor of 17th-Century British Literature

The Department of English at Northern Illinois University anticipates making a tenure‑track appointment in English, beginning fall semester 2012, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, with a specialty in 17th‑century British prose and poetry. The candidate must be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in British Renaissance literature, along with other courses in the undergraduate curriculum.

Required: Ph.D. in English by time of appointment and research program.

Send: Vita, letter of application that expresses teaching and research interests, and names of three references to Philip Eubanks, Chair, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. The department and the university are committed to the principle of diversity and welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to this objective. E‑mail applications should be sent to eubanks1@niu.edu, with attachments in PDF format. For more information please visit http://www.engl.niu.edu. Deadline: Complete applications must be RECEIVED on or before November 15, 2011.



From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/20; 11/3; 11/14; 11/28;

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/16 (by mail -- had never been asked for addl materials, so I already knew, but at least I finally got the letter)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/5

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/2

NOTES:

Q: Anybody knows if an offer for either position at NIU has been extended?

Northern Illinois University - 16th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant or Associate Professor of 16th-Century British Literature.

The Department of English at Northern Illinois University anticipates making a tenure‑track appointment in English, beginning fall semester 2012, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, with a specialty in 16th‑century British prose and poetry. The candidate must be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in British Renaissance literature, along with other courses in the undergraduate curriculum.

Required: Ph.D. in English by time of appointment and research program.

Send: Vita, letter of application that expresses teaching and research interests, and names of three references to Philip Eubanks, Chair, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. The department and the university are committed to the principle of diversity and welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to this objective. E‑mail applications should be sent to eubanks1@niu.edu, with attachments in PDF format. For more information please visit http://www.engl.niu.edu. Deadline: Complete applications must be RECEIVED on or before November 15, 2011.



From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/9, 11/19

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/5 (x2), 12/9 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 2/1 (by mail)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/19

Q. Were you contacted by telephone or email? Are you being considered for both the 16th & 17th positions (the IP address for both Campus Interview dates is the same)?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/2

NOTES:

Just curious, now that offer has been accepted for *both* 16th & 17th c. positions (on the same day!): were there really 2 different positions, with 2 different people hired - or was one person hired to cover both 16th & 17th c.?

Spousal hire, no doubt.

I heard that it was a spousal hire through the grapevine as well.

Or maybe they hired one person to cover both positions?

A: I'm sorry that I didn't see these questions sooner. I am the person who accepted the 17th-century position. There were two totally separate searches for two separate positions. My husband and I received the two offers, so I have been updating the wiki for both of us.

  • Thanks for clarifying. Congratulations to you both. x2

Norwich University - 17th - 18th c. British Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Communications at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track English faculty position in 17th-18th century British literature to begin fall 2012.

Candidates with documented expertise in transatlantic literary and cultural studies are particularly encouraged to apply. All faculty teach a 4/4 schedule of courses in freshman composition, world literature surveys, and English program electives; prior teaching experience desired. Ph.D. expected at time of hire. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. Candidates must have U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and a Norwich application no later than November 4, 2011, to British Literature Search, via e-mail: jobs@norwich.edu.

Online App. Form: http://www.norwich.edu/jobs

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received: 10/14

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (3x) <--- I was curious as to whether this was a Renaissance position or if the committee is actually looking for someone who specializes in the long 18th century. Would those of you who received requests for additional materials mind sharing which field you're in?

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [FROM Restoration/18th-Century 2012: "12/5"] x3

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: prior posting indicated campus visit scheduled in 3rd week of Jan.

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/23

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

NOTE: this school is, in part, a military college: http://www.norwich.edu/

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Notre Dame of Maryland University - Asst. Professor, medieval, renaissance, or classic world lit - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure‑track assistant professor position with primary expertise combining two or more of the following areas: medieval, renaissance, or classic world literature, literary theory and history, rhetoric and composition. We will also consider secondary areas of interest that fall outside these parameters. Applicants must provide evidence of scholarly productivity and demonstrate ability to teach introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate courses. Teaching responsibilities include expository writing, undergraduate literature courses, and graduate courses in our new MA program. Ph.D. in English required at time of hire. Teaching load is 4/3, with some classes delivered in weekend and evening format. Qualified candidates should visit http://ndm.interviewexchange.com and apply on‑line. Please provide a cover letter describing teaching and research interests, current vita, evidence of effective teaching (may include a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and/or course evaluations), three letters of recommendation, and a critical writing sample. Questions may be referred to Dr. Jeana DelRosso, Department Chair of English, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, jdelrosso@ndm.edu. Applications should be received by November 11, 2011.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: see NOTE below (1/19)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [from Medieval page: "3/15--Rejection email says "After a lengthy search, we identified a candidate, who has since accepted our offer."]

NOTES:

Anyone know what the status of this job is? I checked in with the application website before MLA and it looked to still be under review, but the position no longer appears on the list of available openings on the website. I'm guessing that means that campus visits are scheduled or funding dried up.

-- 1/19 I, a mostly-medievalist, was interviewed for this position at MLA. The Medieval page of the wiki indicates no campus interviews have yet been scheduled.

Also posted at Medieval 2012, Rhetoric/Composition 2012 & Generalist 2012

Penn State Altoona - Assistant Professor of Shakespeare/Renaissance (tenure-track) - SEARCH CONCLUDEDEdit

The Pennsylvania State University, the Altoona College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for a Shakespeare/Renaissance specialist. The candidate will also teach the early British survey class, other general education literature courses related to his/her interests, and composition. Additional teaching interests are welcome. Some of our needs include modern British or American literature, Chaucer, 18th century British literature, business writing, and environmental literature.

Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4000 students offering 22 baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of 180 Penn State baccalaureate degrees. Degree offerings at Penn State Altoona will continue to expand. Only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Altoona College offers the advantages of small college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university.

The position requires a Ph.D. and is at the level of assistant professor or at a rank commensurate with qualifications beginning in Fall 2012. Applicants should present a record of evidence and potential effectiveness in teaching, research/creative accomplishment, and service. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, research, student recruitment and retention, and curricular development and assessment. Penn State Altoona offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

Applicants should send a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview); and a minimum of three letters of reference. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and accompanying materials electronically to artsandhumanities@psu.edu in Word or PDF formats. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association meeting, January 2012, but all applications will be considered. Non-electronic inquiries, applications, and additional materials should be sent to: Chair Search Committee for English/Shakespeare/Renaissance Specialist, Penn State Altoona, Position A-35354, Elm Building, 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3760.

For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/

From MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received: 11/23

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 (phone) (x5)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Search Concluded according to email from Dept. Mar 16/12

NOTES:

What a wonderful committee this was! Did they say when they'd be getting back about campus visits?

A: They told me the campus visits would be in the first week of Feb., but they didn't mention when they'd let us know.

A: I asked when they expected to extend the campus visit invitations, and Ken said by the end of this week.

A: ^ ditto. Did anyone get a good sense of what they were looking for?

Princeton University - Early Associate Professor, Drama (1500-1660)Edit

Position Summary: Senior position at early associate level in Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama (1500-1660).

Essential Qualifications: PhD in English. Teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Education Required: Doctorate Degree

From MLA JIL version of job announcement (10/14/11): "Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV by 15 November 2011. Additional material, when requested, should be sent to Professor Nigel Smith, Senior Shakespeare Search Chair, Department of English, 22 McCosh Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544."

Online Application Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/22 writing sample requested

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

According to this link, they seem to have hired someone for this position at the Assistant level last year . But they are advertising almost exactly the same position, except at the Associate level, this year? Does anyone know what's going on here?

They hired an assistant last year, who was (and is) a member of the Princeton Society of Fellows, and he will join the faculty in fall 2012, at the end of his fellowship. This is a separate job, for a more advanced person.

The EM group there is small; they could use another person; they can afford a more senior hire; and this approach means they won't be faced with the job candidates they interviewed (but rejected) last year.

It has been the intention of the department for several years to make two new hires, one at the assistant level and one at the associate level. This search for a more senior person has been long-planned and has nothing to do with facing job candidates rejected in last year's search.

Savannah State University - Asst. Professor - Early British Lit. or Shakespeare - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Ten month tenure track position with primary instructional duties in the area of English (all levels); instruction in additional areas of competency may be assigned as needed.

Ph.D. in English or related field is required; ABD will be considered with contract renewal contingent upon degree completion. Previous teaching experience required; university level teaching experience preferred. Emphasis in early British literature or Shakespeare required; ability to teach in both areas preferred. Secondary expertise in postcolonial studies, literary theory or other areas of literature desired. Background and/or credit check may be required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application online; submit cover letter, vitae, and three references with contact information on line or by mail to: Assistant Professor of English (British Literature) Search; Dr. April Gentry; Chair, Liberal Arts Department; Savannah State University; Box 20029, Savannah, GA 31404

https://jobs.savannahstate.edu/ (Posting # 2009832 )

Deadline: Open until filled (advertised in Chronicle 11/21/11)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 2/29 (phone for week of 5th-9th) (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at British Open 2012

St. Edward's University (TX) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

St. Edward's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in the Early Modern Period, with ability also to teach some medieval literature. Position to begin fall 2012.

Responsibilities: Full-time teaching responsibilities (4 courses per semester) include courses in literature and courses in the general education core. Occasional course release for scholarly work is available. Summer teaching is available but not required. Other responsibilities include formal academic advising of English majors (in literature). Ongoing professional development in both teaching and scholarly pursuits. Participation in departmental curriculum planning and program assessment; participation in School of Humanities, and University projects, events, and committee assignments. Fulfillment of other required faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Manual.

Qualifications: PhD in English with Early Modern specialization. Demonstrated ability to teach introductory as well as advanced courses in specialty area, along with literature courses in the general education core. Educational philosophy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis and values orientation of the St. Edward's University mission. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

About St. Edward's University: Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin in mid-September. Send cover letter, vita, writing samples (published work where possible), three current letters of reference, and transcript to English Literature Search Committee; School of Humanities; C/M 1033; 3001 S. Congress Avenue; Austin, TX 78704-6489.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins mid-Sept.

Acknowledgment received: 11/7

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interviews scheduled: 12/05, 12/06 (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 2/18

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/18

Offer made:

Offer accepted: In my rejection letter, it said that the position had been filled.

NOTES:

Has anyone heard anything since MLA?

Nope, nothing yet. (2/12/)

You made a campus visit, but were notified that they offered to someone else by a letter rather than a phone call?

St. Jerome's University (Canada) - OFFER MADE Edit

St. Jerome's University, situated in the heart of the University of Waterloo campus, is a public Roman Catholic university federated with the University of Waterloo since 1960. The Department of English at St. Jerome's University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2012. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English and expertise in Early Modern Literature, with specialization in Shakespeare. Faculty members must meet a high standard of teaching excellence, have a strong sense of collegiality, demonstrate a commitment to service, and develop a solid research agenda. While St Jerome's is primarily an undergraduate liberal arts institution, there is some opportunity to take part in graduate teaching and supervision in the University of Waterloo graduate English program. As of May 1, 2012 the base salary for an Assistant Professor will be $72,309.

Candidates should send a letter detailing their interest in and suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio/dossier with a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of a research agenda, one or two sample publications, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications from women and men who are familiar with and sympathetic to the traditions of the Roman Catholic faith are encouraged. Please send applications to Dr. Norm Klassen, Chair, Department of English, St. Jerome's University, 290 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G3. St. Jerome's University is committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 14, 2011. For further information on St. Jerome's University, visit http://www.sju.ca.

University Affairs

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received:11/1 (x2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/22 (mail) x2

Campus interview scheduled: 14 Nov <- Do you mind saying if this is a pre- or post-Christmas interview?

- Pre-Christmas campus interviews. No MLA or other pre-campus-interview stage.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES (see NOTES)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news after the campus interviews? (Offer made?)

-I've heard a rumour (from a reliable source) that an offer has been made.

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Poetry and Early Modern British Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Poetry and Early Modern British Literature.

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure‑track appointment in poetry and early modern British literature. The successful candidate will teach both levels of our coursework in introductory and advanced poetry writing, as well as coursework in early modern British literature, including Shakespeare, and will also be expected to offer the department’s research methods/theory course. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. preferred. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature.

 This appointment is scheduled to begin August, 2012. Please send a letter of application, a c.v., and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Poetry and Early Modern British Literature Search Committee, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. 

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu .

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/18, 11/19

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: [From CreativeWriting 2012: "A friend has an MLA interview for this position."]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From Creative Writing page: "Got a letter on Friday that said the position has been filled. [posted 2/25]"]

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2012

Texas A&M University-San Antonio - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in January or September 2012. The appointment is for an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Early Modern English Literature. We particularly welcome candidates with a secondary area of interest in Medieval British Literature. Successful candidates will teach upper-level undergraduate coursework in their area of specialization and related fields. As part of their regular teaching loads, candidates may have the opportunity to teach graduate courses as well as supervise Master's theses/research projects. Quality performance will be expected in instruction, research, professional development, and University service. The regular teaching load is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in English from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in pre-19th century British Literature.
  • Evidence of active research and/or publication.
  • College or University teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Additional teaching background in Composition/Rhetoric.
  • Experience with non-traditional commuter University setting.
  • Experience with culturally diverse student body.

The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin on October 15, 2011.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Rebecca Brown at rbrown@tamusa.tamus.edu

Application Process: Applicants must complete the application/Faculty Form as well as upload a letter of interest and their curriculum vita on our online employment system: https://employment.tamusahr.com/. In addition, applicants must submit a complete set of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are not necessary to complete the initial application) and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair:

  • English Search Committee Chair c/o Gloria Ramos-Cortes
  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • One University Way, Room 212
  • San Antonio, TX 78224

Finalists will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair at the address above. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature.

Chronicle Ad

Deadline: review begins Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled - 11/4, 11/9 (phone interview), 11/11 x2 (phone interview)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/5 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/22

Offer accepted: 3/1/12

NOTES:

To those of you with phone interviews, I know the committee specified that we would hear back in approximately two weeks, but did any of you get a sense of what we would hear? In other words, are they moving on to MLA interviews or going straight to on-campus interviews? I know they anticipate an earlier start date than the average fall job, so I just wasn't sure if any of you heard about bit more about the time line for how and when they will be interviewing?

A: They said they were finishing up phone interviews over the next two weeks and would be doing campus interviews in 2nd half of January for Fall 2012 start.

Anyone hear anything after the campus visits? Feb 22/12

Transylvania University (KY) - Asst./Assoc. Professor in Early Modern lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant/Associate Professor of English http://www.transy.edu/english

Tenure-track position in Early Modern literature, beginning September 1, 2012, with responsibility for upper level courses in Shakespeare and Milton. Ph.D. (or ABD with completion date scheduled), teaching experience, and a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education required. Evidence of teaching excellence and ability to develop topical courses for the GE curriculum an advantage. Such courses might reflect a range of interests, including film studies and gender studies. Duties include three courses per semester plus one short-term course in May providing opportunities for travel and the development of special, innovative classes. Will contribute on a rotating basis to the University’s first-year interdisciplinary liberal-arts program. Opportunity to apply to an endowed fund for faculty development that supports research. Bingham Awards for Excellence in Teaching may provide start-up awards for recent Ph.D.s or substantial salary supplements after tenure. Transylvania University is an independent, residential, liberal arts college of 1,100 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Send only a cover letter and CV at this time to Prof. Kremena Todorova, Chair of Search Committee, by November 11, 2011. Please submit cover letter and CV as PDF documents to englishjob@transy.edu. We will interview selected candidates at the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle. Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a faculty that reflects the diversity of American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Writing Sample, Teaching Philosophy, 3 Recommendations (11/23) (x6)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/16 x4 (by email)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 (by phone, x2); 1/11 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/18 (by email)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Search chair indicated in rejection email that the position was accepted by another candidate.

NOTES:

UC Santa Cruz - Asst. / Assoc., Early Modern Comparative / Shakespeare - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Advance notice of position, "Literature: Early Modern Comparative Studies / Shakespeare - Asst. or Assoc. Professor," posted in Chronicle 7/20/11. Details forthcoming on UCSC HR site.

Ad posted at HigherEdJobs.com (7/27/11)

The Department of Literature at UC Santa Cruz invites applications for a position in Early Modern Comparative Studies/Shakespeare at the assistant (tenure-track) to mid-associate (tenured) level. We seek a scholar in Early Modern Comparative Literary Studies with teaching and research expertise in Shakespeare and competence in at least one additional language literature relevant to the field of early modern studies. At the Assistant Professor level, preference will be given to advanced Assistant Professors. We seek scholars with significant teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral supervision, and with evidence of a developed research trajectory. The appointee will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses and small advanced seminars, and to work actively in the graduate program. This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but in order to be considered at the initial screening, the complete application must be received by October 18, 2011.

Acknowledgment received: 11/22

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9, via email, with request for sample syllabi

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Cape Town, South Africa - 4 posts (open rank, 1 pre-1800) - ONE OFFER ACCEPTED / SEARCH ONGOINGEdit

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 at http://hr.uct.ac.za/policies/ee.php

Deadline: 21 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/3 (skype interview)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 03/23/12

Offer accepted: 03/23/12 OFFER ACCEPTED AND SEARCH IS NOT CLOSED.

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012, Modern British 2012, Anglophone 2012, & 20-21 c. American 2012

  • ANYONE KNOW THE STORY WITH THIS JOB? SEEMS LIKE NO ONE ON ANY BOARD HAS HEARD A THING.
  • My recommenders received requests for letters a few weeks ago, which suggests that the search was on-going, at least at that point. You'll notice that someone from Cape Town some time ago made edits to indicate that the interviews would not be at the MLA, which might indicate that they have a different timeline in mind.

University of Chicago - Asst. or early Assoc. 16th and/or 17th c. British lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant or early associate professorship from scholars who work on sixteenth- and/or seventeenth-century British literature. Ph.D. required by July 1, 2012. Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and dissertation or book abstract online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 00919: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted to the department's chair, Elaine Hadley, by e-mail to englishpositions@uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Letters of recommendation must be e-mailed by Sunday, November 20, 2011. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: Nov. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: writing sample 11/15 (x5), 11/17 (x3)

Rejection (no interview): very nice e-mail (12/21) 1/19 (email -- had not been asked for addl materials)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/09 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/13

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Illinois at Chicago - Asst. Professor, early modern to modernism - OFFER MADE AND 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):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/02

Rejection (after MLA interview):

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

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 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 British Open 2012, Anglophone 2012, Modern British 2012, Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012‎‎ & Restoration/18th-Century 2012

From Romanticism page: "I heard that they received over 650 applications for this position."

University of Maryland - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Renaissance/Early Modern. The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure‑track, entry‑level Assistant Professor in Renaissance/Early Modern literature to start fall 2012. PhD completed or expected by time of appointment. To assure consideration, please submit letter of application, C.V., and a writing sample (20‑25 pp.) by November 1, 2011. Application and materials must be submitted online at http://jobs.umd.edu . Appointment contingent upon the continued availability of funding. The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/22 (x3)

Rejection (no interview): 11/30, 12/1, 12/2 (email; x10)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13

Q: Interview scheduled by phone or email? A: by phone

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This job is not listed on the University of Maryland pages - nor is it on the Employment Opportunities page of the English department. Does anyone know if they are still conducting a search?

  • Often the departments initiate a search before Human Resources can catch up with the listings. Since this was just recently posted on the MLA Job List I would say that it's still on-- you might just have to wait a couple of days for the Univ of Maryland HR department to post on their site. As for it not being on the Department's site-- still, I would wait a couple of days since admin and staff are probably trying to catch up with the semester's start, etc.
  • Agree with all above. Just would add that it also might be a good idea to alert their HR to the issue.
  • Thanks. The advert went up today on both the English department site and the HR site but they are not accepting applications until 9/26.

University of Mobile - Asst. Professor, British literature before 1900 Edit

The University of Mobile announces a tenure‑track opening for an assistant professor of English beginning August 2012. Ph.D. required by start date. The preferred candidate will be a specialist in an area of British literature before 1900. The department is seeking an energetic scholar‑teacher whose work actively engages the Christian tradition. The faculty member will teach a 4/4 course load, typically including two sections of freshman composition, one world literature survey, and one upper‑level course each semester.

 Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae by November 15 to Dr. Katherine Abernathy, British Search Chair, Department of Humanities, University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36613. Applicants should also send a copy of their letters and vitae electronically to Dr. Katherine Abernathy at katherine@mail.umobile.edu. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone conference.

From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

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 Medieval 2012, British Open 2012, Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012‎‎ & Restoration/18th-Century 2012

University of Nebraska at Kearney - Asst. Professor, "long" 18th c. (Milton to Romantics) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

(Tenure Track) Teach Milton and eighteenth-century literature at both undergraduate and graduate levels, survey courses for majors and minors, and General Studies courses in composition and literature. (Base load is 12 hours, with scholarly release for those who qualify for a 9-hour load.) Scholarship, including conference presentations and publications in the relevant area, as well as service on department and campus committees expected.

Required: Ph.D. in English with specialization in the "long eighteenth century," including Milton. Demonstration of excellence in teaching or potential for it, as well as achievement or potential for scholarship and service. Preferred: Focus in eighteenth-century poetry and/or drama, and history of the English language and/or grammar a plus.

Start Date: August, 2012. Competitive salary and benefits.

Applications received by December 30, 2011 will receive full consideration. To apply visit http://unkemployment.unk.edu and select "Click Here" under (Applicants) and follow instructions to complete the Faculty/Administrative application. In addition attach a cover letter and CV including contact information for three professional references to the on-line application. Also arrange to have three professional letters of reference sent in hard copy to: Chair, Milton Search Committee, Department of English, A. O. Thomas Hall 202, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE 68849. Direct questions about the position to: (308) 865-8299 Direct questions about the on-line application to: (308) 865-8655 or employment@unk.edu

AA/EO/ADA. http://www.unk.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From 18th c. page: "someone I know apparently has a campus visit (2/21)"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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

University of Queensland, Australia - Associate Professor, Shakespeare & Early Modern Lit.Edit

The role: The School now wishes to appoint an Associate Professor who will take leadership in the English Literature research program, in teaching, postgraduate supervision, in further development of majors within the Bachelor of Arts, particularly the early modern stream of the English Literature major, and growing the national and international standing of the School by securing external research funding. The successful candidate will also take a leadership role in key governance responsibilities, such as Deputy Head of School.

The person: The successful candidate is expected to have and maintain a record of outstanding internationally recognised research in early modern English Literature, including Shakespearean studies, and have a record of quality publications, including both books and international refereed journals. In addition, the candidate will have evidence of teaching, higher degree supervision, and successful competitive grant funding.

Enquiries: For initial enquiries or further information about the role, please contact Bill Newton at HigherEd Appointments, the firm assisting the University, by phoning +61 (0)419 275 583 or email search@highered-appointments.com.au. Applications will be handled directly by the recruitment agency and, together with full supporting documentation (Cover letter, CV, and Selection Criteria responses), should be forwarded to the above email address by 25 November 2011.

UQ position announcement

Chronicle

Deadline: 25 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of San Diego - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTED Edit

Assistant Professor of English in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature

http://www.sandiego.edu

The Department of English of the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track position in Renaissance/Early Modern literature, effective fall 2012. USD is searching for a scholar with strong research interests in the period and able to teach courses in dramatic and non-dramatic literature. The teaching load is three courses per semester with the possibility of course reduction through the Faculty Research Grant program of the College. USD, an independent Catholic university, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students, and staff.

To apply: Please send detailed curriculum vitae and letter of application only by November 1, 2011, to Dr. Abraham Stoll, Chair, Renaissance/Early Modern Search Committee, Department of English, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Also, please upload CV and letter of application at http://www.sandiego.edu/hr/faculty - job number IRC4469. We will conduct interviews at MLA 2012 in Seattle.

LINK - Also posted at Chronicle (8/2/11)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/28 (writing sample and letters) (x4); 11/08 (x8); 12/5

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/7 (phone) (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Heard second hand that an offer was made and accepted (2/17). The search chair contacted me this afternoon to let me know the same (2/20).

NOTES:

Q: Thought this was a really kind, engaging committee. To the candidate they decided to flyback: did they mention how many people they are bringing to campus? Thanks and congrats!

University of Southern Mississippi - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Early Modern Literature/Shakespeare

The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a tenure‑track position in Early Modern literature and Shakespeare to begin Fall 2012. Additional interest in the history of drama or the history of language is desirable. The successful candidate typically will be expected to teach three courses per semester and to serve on M.A. and Ph.D. committees. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in English by the time of appointment, evidence of an active research agenda, and a commitment to teaching and service. Position is contingent upon funding. Hattiesburg is a pleasant city with a metro population of 150,000 located about 90 miles from New Orleans and 65 miles from the Gulf Coast. A second campus is situated on sixty‑five acres overlooking the Gulf. Application deadline is November 1, 2011. Please submit application letter, CV, writing sample (20‑25 pages), and three letters of recommendation electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment‑hr/

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/1 (MLA)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Position filled according to letter from Chair Feb 29/12

NOTES:

University of Texas, Austin (Senior Scholar, Millikan Professorship) Edit

Senior Scholar: The English Department at The University of Texas at Austin wishes to appoint a distinguished senior scholar or creative writer to the J.R. Millikan Centennial Professorship in English Literature. All areas of specialization are open. Ph.D. or terminal degree in field preferred. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, publication, and service. Salary will be commensurate with achievements.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and a CV to Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair, via english-department@fortyacres.utexas.edu. Deadline: October 17th. The position is subject to budgetary approval. Background check will be conducted on successful candidate. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer.

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/english/

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2012

University of Texas at El Paso - 17th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The English Department at the University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in seventeenth-century British literature. Position includes undergraduate and graduate teaching. First year load is 2/2; thereafter 3/3. The anticipated appointment date for the position is fall 2012. We are especially interested in candidates committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong background in Milton studies is essential. Desirable secondary areas include, but are not limited to, transatlantic studies, medieval studies, comparative studies, and/or gender and sexuality. Desired candidate should already have Ph.D. by time of appointment and demonstrated scholarly activity in the field of seventeenth-century British literature. Candidates at the Associate Professor rank should have a substantial record of scholarly publication.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest; current curriculum vitae; transcripts; names/addresses/phone/e-mail for three references; and three (3) letters of recommendation and a writing sample will be requested from candidates who are of interest based on letter and vita. Review of applications will commence immediately. The search committee will review applications continuously until the position is filled. However, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 11, 2011.

To apply for this position, submit to: Dr. Brian Yothers, Director of Literature, English Department, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968-0526.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received: 07/11

Request for additional materials: 11/21 x 2 (Writing sample, letters) (by email)

Rejection (no interview): 12/9 (x4)

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/5

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/4

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin-Madison - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to make an appointment at the assistant professor level in early modern English literature and culture beginning August 2012. This position is part of a joint initiative of UW-Madison and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster humanities research and teaching that crosses intellectual, disciplinary, and territorial boundaries. We especially welcome applicants whose work explores the impact of print culture on early modern English literature, particularly poetry. The candidate appointed will help the department maintain core capabilities in the teaching of early modern literature, while contributing to inter-disciplinary areas of knowledge that cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. To apply, please email a CV, a letter of application describing research and teaching strengths, and a recommendation dossier to Professor Theresa Kelley, Chair, Department of English at employment@english.wisc.edu. Pdf files are preferred. Materials that cannot be sent electronically may be mailed to Professor Theresa Kelley, Chair, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706, Attn: Early Modern Search. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2011. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. A criminal background check may be required prior to start of appointment.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:9/26

Request for additional materials: 9/1 (X2); 9/8; 9/12; 9/26 (X2); 10/3 (25 page writing sample)

Rejection (no interview): 11/11 (very nice email), 12/20 (email) (X4)

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Yes [posted 10/31]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

The job advertisement seems to have been removed from the Chronicle, and isn't appearing anywhere else yet. Does anyone know if the job is still being run?

7/17/11: The job announcement is still posted at UWM HR: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_070538.html

From someone in Employment at UW-M English: "Interviewing/campus visits will be conducted prior to MLA, with the hope an offer can be made about the time of the MLA conference. This is a somewhat difference process than has been done in past years, but this is the approach the search committee is taking this time around."

From acknowledgment email: "We will be in contact with you after the initial screening of candidates. We expect the initial screening to be completed by mid-fall." This suggests perhaps that they do plan to interview before MLA.

Question: Anyone know the potential ethical implications if they make an offer to someone at or near MLA? What sort of time frame would one have to make decisions about other offers/interviews?

One Answer: The whole process is clearly designed to avoid competition with other offers; while it is of course impossible to know until you are in the happy position of being given an offer, we can bet that your Madison committee will give you a very firm deadline to approve or reject, and that deadline will be far in advance of any offers which you might get from interviews performed at MLA.

Another: It very well may be that UWM wants to roll like this with this search (i.e. pre-MLA offer). A few schools every year seem to try to do searches like this (although usually not schools of the caliber of UWM). However, it does seem to fly in the face of "best practices" recommended by the MLA: "No candidate should be required to give a final answer before 22 January to an offer of a position with-out tenure for the following academic year. After 22 January, candidates should normally be allowed two weeks to give a final answer to a formal offer." See: "Advice to Search Committee Members and Job Seekers on Faculty Recruitment and Hiring," ADE Bulletin 132 (Fall 2002), pp. 63–65 <http://www.ade.org/bulletin/index.htm>. Maybe that date should be updated since MLA is now in early Jan. - but it seems it should rightly be pushed back, not forward.

A third answer: They might need to make the hire this fiscal year in order to use the Mellon money.

Is this a tenure track or visiting position? The ad doesn't specify. . . Answer: It is tenure track

From the invitation to interview: "Our English department is running multiple searches this year and we were looking at a log-jam of job talks in the spring, so, as chair of the early modern search, I volunteered to run an accelerated search for early modern in an attempt to ease things up. We are not planning to go to MLA, but to bring a few people through to give talks, starting in November.... Please be assured that we will not be making any official job offers until the end of January and we will be scrupulously fair in our subsequent negotiations with our chosen candidate, taking account that he or she might have other offers of campus visits in the spring."

2/2/11: Any news? Has an offer been made?

University of Wisconsin-Marathon County - TT Assistant, Preferred Spec. in Early British Lit.Edit

The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County and the University of Wisconsin Colleges English Department invite applications for an Assistant Professor of English. The UW-Marathon County campus in Wausau, Wisconsin is one of thirteen campuses comprising the UW Colleges, a freshman-sophomore transfer institution within the UW System. The UW Colleges offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor’s degree. Contract begins August 27, 2012.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in English or closely related field with a specialization in literature or film studies. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph. D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Attractive specializations would be in children’s literature, multicultural literature, film studies, or early British literature (including Shakespeare).

RESPONSIBILITIES: Typical teaching load is twelve-credit hours per semester to include four, three-credit courses in both composition and literature. Teaching two courses of freshman composition (ENG 101 or ENG 102) will be a part of a normal semester workload. Literature courses may include Introduction to Literature, Figures in Literature, and Themes in Literature, and additional courses in the candidate’s area of specialization Areas of specialization could include children’s literature, multicultural literature, film studies, or early British literature (including Shakespeare). Interest in teaching Ethnic Studies and developing Interdisciplinary Studies courses and/or courses with a service learning component are also desirable. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline and/or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

SALARY: Starting salary currently is $43,000. Additional compensation for summer and/or winterim instruction is a possibility depending on campus need. Details of the excellent benefits package may be found at http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.

Applications: Applications must include a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and up to three current letters of recommendation. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation. Final interviews of candidates will include a class presentation. All application materials must be submitted electronically to the faculty.positions@uwc.edu. For assured consideration, all required application materials must be received by December 3, 2011. This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

Questions may be addressed to: UW Colleges Department of English chair, Greg Ahrenhoerster, Ph.D. greg.ahrenhoerster@uwc.edu (262) 521-5522 or UW-Marathon Executive Officer and Dean, Keith Montgomery keith.montgomery@uwc.edu (715) 261-6223.

From MLA JIL 11/4/11

Deadline: Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012 & Children's 2012

Victoria University (New Zealand) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Early Modern - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Wellington.

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 the broad field of Early Modern literature. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who are able to make use of the resources of the Alexander Turnbull Library in their research and teaching.

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 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: A325-11Z.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: An offer has been accepted.

NOTES:

SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT I WANT TO WARN YOU ALL ABOUT SOMETHING FEW KNOW REGARDING ACADEMIC JOBS IN NEW ZEALAND. THE ADMINISTRATORS THERE WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE IMPOSSIBLE IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE DURING BREAKS (AND THEY HAVE 4.5 MONTHS OF BREAKS). THE CONTRACTS ARE CONCEPTUALISED AS M-F 9-5 IN YOUR OFFICE ALL YEAR LONG FACTORY/BUSINESS TYPE. THEY ARE VERY OLD FASHION. THIS IS NOT A LIE, ASK SOMEONE WHO WORKS THERE, OR SEARCH THE HUMAN RESOURCES PAGES, OR GOOGLE "TALL POPPY SYNDROME." THE ADMINSTRATORS WILL TRY TO PLAY DOWN THE SEVERITY OF THEIR "LEAVE POLICIES", BUT ONCE YOU ACCEPT THE CONTRACT, YOU'RE GEOGRAPHICALLY STUCK AND YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER WILL BE DETERED UNTIL YOU MANAGE TO FIND ANOTHER JOB. SPREAD THE WORD.

^Universities to fear is the appropriate place to post systemic problems / complaints such as these.

^As someone that has worked in Australia and New Zealand, I've not come across this "systemic" problem. Maybe I've simply been fortunate to avoid it at the institutions where I've been employed. Bottom line: don't let the above post put you off applying!

Weber State University (UT) - Asst. Professor (tenure-track), Early British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah is advertising a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in early British literature, with teaching responsibilities for lower-division composition and general education literature and the possibility of teaching graduate courses. Position Responsibilities include a 4-4 teaching load, half (two courses per semester) in introductory or intermediate writing. Scholarship and service are also expected.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English (or the [degree] equivalent) at the time of appointment; qualifications in teaching literature from Beowulf to Milton, particularly medieval; and experience in teaching undergraduate writing and/or undergraduate literature.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with computer technology relevant to teaching and the ability to teach courses outside the candidate's specialization

To apply, complete the online staff/faculty data form and attach a cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy; a CV; a writing sample; and the names and contact information(titles and positions, office telephone numbers, and e-mails) for three references. Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.weber.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: [From Medieval page: "1/23 (by email)"]

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Medieval: "2/26"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: made 3/8 and accepted, according to Medieval page.

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2012

West Virginia University - 3 positions in pre-1800 British lit. - ALL 3 SEARCHES CONCLUDEDEdit

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for three positions in pre-1800 British literature: (1) Shakespeare, (2) History of the Book, and (3) Poetry and Poetics. Applicants must have a PhD by August, 2012, clear evidence of success in research, and demonstrated teaching excellence. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates capable of developing or enhancing our commitment to international, interdisciplinary, and/or multicultural studies. Teaching responsibilities (a 2/2 load) will range from undergraduate British literature survey courses to Graduate courses and seminars in your areas of specialization.

West Virginia University is a Research-High Activity University located in Morgantown, WV (approximately 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA). WVU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

The position begins August 16, 2012. Screening will begin November 1, continuing until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Seattle.

Submit your letter of application and CV to: Search Committee/British Literature, Department of English, West Virginia University, Box 6296, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296.

Direct further inquiries to John Ernest.

LINK: http://english.wvu.edu/jobs

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 9/26, 11/1

Request for additional materials: 10/31 (History of the Book); 11/9 (History of the Book and Shakespeare) x2; 11/10 (not quite sure of sub-field, though probably "Poetics"); 11/10 (Shakespeare and Poetics) x2; 11/16 (Shakespeare) x3; 11/17 (also not sure of sub-field); 11/17 (Shakespeare), 11/16 (no subfield specified; "British Lit"); 11/21 x2 (History of the Book); 11/21 x2 (no subfield specified; "British Lit"), 11/18 (Poetry and Shakespeare)

Rejection (no interview): 12/28 (short general email - sorry, we had 300 applicants...I had been asked for additional materials). Q: For which search was this? A: I was being considered for both the Shakespeare AND Poetics positions. 12/29 (email; Shakes, had been asked for add materials)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/22 (email) x4 ["poetics" x 1; History of the Book x 2] Q: Any confirmation as to whether interviews for the Shakespeare search have also been scheduled? A: Yes (also 12/22)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/13 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: [From Medieval 2012: "1/13 HoB"]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/24 (Shakespeare)

Offer accepted: 2/20 History of the Book

--Recieved email from dept stating all three searches have concluded--Apr 3/12

NOTES:

9/1: Where was this job posted?

A: I don't believe it has been posted in the usual places yet, but just yesterday (8/31), saw it circulated on email lists. I imagine it will be posted in the JIL when that goes up later in Sept.

Update (9/14/11): Position announcement now posted at WVU site: http://english.wvu.edu/jobs

Ad also posted in MLA JIL 9/16/11, with stipulation: "Applications accepted until November 1, 2011."

Also posted at British Open 2012, Medieval 2012 & Restoration/18th-Century 2012

Q: To the person who received the request for more materials...for which position did you receive the request?

Sorry- should have specified. It was for History of the Book.

Wichita State University (KS) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Shakespeare and Renaissance and Early Modern British Literature



http://www.wichita.edu/english



The Department of English at Wichita State University is now accepting applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in Shakespeare and British Literature 1500‑1700, beginning in Fall 2012. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Publications are desirable, and a record of successful teaching with a diverse student body is required. Also helpful would be a secondary competence in medieval literature and experience in teaching the History of the English Language, the Bible as Literature and World Literature. All faculty teach general education courses and composition as needs arise. Course load is 3/3, and will include both graduate and undergraduate offerings and the direction of M.A. theses. Salary is competitive, and Wichita State University is anAffirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Application deadline is November 1, 2011. Candidates should first submit a cover letter and CV online at http://jobs.wichita.edu , and then send three letters of reference, transcripts of graduateeducation, and an article‑length writing sample to:

 William F. Woods
, Chair, Renaissance Search Committee
Department of English, Box 14
, Wichita State University, 
Wichita, KS 67260‑0014. 

Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Seattle in January 2012. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 1 (not Nov 15 as was previously written)--see above

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 11/22 x2

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/8

NOTES:

Q: Anyone hear anything since MLA?

A: I haven't. For what it's worth, I thought my interview with them went quite well and did expect to hear back.

William Paterson University - Assistant Professor, Shakespeare/Renaissance Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, English-Shakespeare/Renaissance Studies, Job Code 127HEJ

The University is pleased to solicit applications and nominations for a faculty position for the academic year 2012-2013. Unless otherwise indicated, faculty appointments are tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor and require an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in the field. (ABD's may however be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor, with projected completion of degree requirements by June 2013).

Teach a variety of specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies, as well as University Core Curriculum courses in writing and literature. Evidence of scholarly productivity and potential contributions to curriculum development and ongoing assessments, and innovative classroom activities required. Commitment to a high level of teaching effectiveness, to ongoing scholarship or creative expression, and to academic service is required. This position is subject to available funding. The academic year commences September 2012. Ph.D. and college-level teaching experience required.

Candidates should send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, with contact information for at least three professional references to Linda Hamalian, chairperson, Department of English at hamalianl@wpunj.edu or via mail to William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Please reference Job Code. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University community values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Further information about the positions, the University, and the departmental programs can be obtained electronically through access to its website at http://www.wpunj.edu/jobs .

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/20/11)

Acknowledgment received: 10/27; 11/3, 11/7

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/13 (email) (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/5 (phone); 2/20 (e-mail); 2/28

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/19

Offer accepted: 3/21

NOTES:

Anyone heard anything post-MLA? Nope.

Wingate University (NC) - Assistant Professor - Shakespeare and Renaissance Lit. - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH - Wingate University, a residential university with a liberal arts core located near Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking an Assistant Professor of English in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, a full-time, continuing position beginning Fall 2012. Preference given to candidates with secondary expertise in Desktop Publishing, a course required for English majors. Teaching load is 4/4 and includes freshman composition courses. Search begins in Nov. 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Dr. T. Napier, Chair, Search Committee, Dept. of English, Wingate University, Wingate, NC 28174, or tnapier@wingate.edu for more information. Completed applications will be confirmed via e-mail. Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution offering students active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery, faith development and community service. More information about the university may be found at http://www.wingate.edu. EOE

Deadline: open until filled (posted in 11/4/11 MLA JIL)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Phone interview on 03/19 (they will get back by the end of this month about campus visits)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/23

NOTES:

Does anyone have any idea how to apply for this position? The position is not listed on the employment website. (11/14)

The ad above seems to suggest you should contact Dr. T. Napier for more information. Has anyone gotten word from him/her?

A: I emailed, but he did not respond. I also emailed as soon as the job ad went out, and when I didn't get a response, I eventually sent letter, CV, and letters of rec--I have not gotten an acknowledgment yet.

12/09: Has anyone got any kind of response?

1/24: Received acknowledgment today (after sending letter/CV/dossier a while back)

4/21: Does anyone know if campus interviews have been scheduled?

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments - Pre-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Emory and Henry College (3 year VAP, pre-1800 British Lit / Shakespeare) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor of Pre-1800 British Literature / Shakespeare

Three-year appt., non-tenure-track, to begin fall 2012. Ph.D. required. 7-course load. Candidate will teach first-year composition, 200-level British literature survey (to c. 1750), 300-level Shakespeare, and general education courses. Please send letter of application, CV, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), teaching evaluations, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Dean Linda Dobkins, Box 947, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA 24327. Postmark deadline: Nov. 28, 2011. Electronic applications not accepted. Interviews at MLA. Emory & Henry is a four-year, Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college of 1000 students located in southwest Virginia. Check our website at www.ehc.edu. Emory & Henry is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates from under-represented ethnic and racial groups are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 28

Acknowledgment received: 11/10

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:12/14 (X2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Hampden-Sydney College (one year VAP, early modern British lit.) - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of English, specializing in early modern British literature, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will teach seven courses, including a survey of British literature through 1800, upper-level Shakespeare, an introductory literature course, and first-year writing. The ability to teach Milton is preferred but not required. Candidates should hold a Ph.D by time of employment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective four-year liberal arts college for men enrolling 1,050 students, located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.

To apply for the position, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference to Englishsearch@hsc.edu. Address the application to Professor Evan Davis, Chair, English Department, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Telephone: (434) 223-6245; FAX: (434) 223-6045; Website: http://www.hsc.edu/Academics/Academic-Majors/English.html . Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/24

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/13

Skype interview scheduled: 2/10 x3

Rejection (after Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: finalists have been invited to campus (3/5)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/3

NOTES:

(11/13) Evan Davis contacted applicants via email to explain that the department is postponing interviews until after MLA. They plan to interview finalists in February via Skype before campus interviews. Again, HSC will *not* be interviewing at MLA.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Visiting Research Associate in Shakespeare Studies) - TWO OFFERS MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis seeks to fill a research associate position in Shakespeare Studies, beginning in August 2012 (with a one-year contract, renewable up to four years). The Visiting Research Associate will join a team working on a new multi-platform edition (print and digital) of Shakespeare’s Complete Works, to be published by Oxford University Press (general edited by Terri Bourus, John Jowett, and Gary Taylor). Candidates must have training in, and enthusiasm about, early modern bibliography and/or textual studies, performance or book history. We will begin considering applications immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications, including a cover letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted online as Word or pdf files, addressed to Dr. Terri Bourus at tbourus@iupui.edu. We will begin considering applications on Dec. 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/23

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/14 (very nice e-mail)

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--when? How did one advertised position become two?

NOTES:

Does anyone have an update about this post? No -- I received a really nice e-mail from Terri Bourus when I submitted my application last November, but have heard nothing since. I'm wondering if the funding dried up. Is it ever appropriate to e-mail a committee chair and ask for an update?

Word is that the interviews with the finalists have been held already (2/16). Judging from the 2/14 rejection email (above) a decision has been made also.

They're holding interviews with the three finalists in March.

^^^Are these phone or campus interviews?

What is the basis for the claim that they are interviewing three finalists in March? Unless you have been scheduled for one of these interviews, please do not change the headline of this job.

Jacksonville University (FL) - VAP, Specialization in Renaissance / Shakespeare - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at Jacksonville University seeks qualified applicants for a renewable (up to three years) Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning August 2012. This position primarily involves teaching developmental English, first year composition, world literature and limited upper-level courses as needed (area: Renaissance/Shakespeare).

Responsibilities: Possibly teaching advanced undergraduate courses in the areas of candidate's expertise, but primarily teaching in the English general education program with occasional courses online (4/4); maintaining an active scholarly agenda; and participating in university and departmental service.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in English
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching composition
  • Record of scholarly and professional activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialization in Renaissance/Shakespeare
  • Experience with online instruction

To Apply: Please send application materials (faculty application, resume, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and transcripts), via electronic email or surface mail. All official inquiries should be directed to:

  • Dr. Scott Kimbrough
  • Division Chair, Humanities
  • Jacksonville University
  • 2800 University Blvd N.
  • Jacksonville, FL 32211
  • email: skimbro@ju.edu
  • FAX: (904) 256-7189

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 10/06/11)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: Phone Interview (12/28, by email) x2

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: via phone Feb 22/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

4/1 - I received an email that the position has been filled.

NOTE: This job has been reposted on HigherEdJobs.com: "02/13/2012 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 10/06/2011)"

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