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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS, POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Chowan University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor, Renaissance British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Chowan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position to begin in August 2013. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. with a specialization in Renaissance British literature and secondary expertise in 19th or 20th century British literature. Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching, advising, and the mission of a Christian university. Chowan University is a graduate, coeducational, residential, church-related university located on a beautiful campus in northeastern North Carolina in the historic town of Murfreesboro. Interested candidates should send a letter expressing interest (including any salary requirements), curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of reference by e-mail to hintoj@chowan.edu or by mail to Human Resources, Attention: English Faculty Search Committee, Chowan University, One University Place, Murfreesboro NC 27855. Inquiries kept in strictest confidence. Application review begins immediately and continues until filled. As an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff, Chowan University encourages women and minorities to apply.

Chronicle - posted March 15, 2013

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): Was called for interview 4/18, turned it down because I've already received another offer. Was called for Skype interview 4/22; scheduled for 4/26.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know the teaching load for Chowan and how many of the classes each semester are comp?
  • 5/16: received an e-mail stating that the search had been closed. I was going to be invited into the second round of campus interviews, but they must have offered the position to a candidate in the first round.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: February 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 1/7 x2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 3/13 x3

Campus interview scheduled: 4/1

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/30 (roughly)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Just a heads-up: the application on the website asks you to input a driver's license number and social security number, and also consent to a credit check (or "consumer report."). They only tell you about the credit check after you've submitted most of your data.

  • Thanks for the heads-up... that was a pretty intense application!

Also posted at Medieval 2013 and British Open 2013

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

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

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled (1/17)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/18

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Medieval 2013

Keele University (UK) - Lecturer in Early Modern EnglishEdit

School of Humanities Starting Salary: Grade 7a, £32,267

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer with research interests in literature of the period 1550-1640, who will join a successful, established English programme, delivering a range of degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. An ability to teach Shakespeare, early modern drama and other literature of the early modern period is a requirement of the post; research interests in Shakespeare and/or other early modern dramatists would be an advantage, as would openness to teaching modules outside the candidate’s period of specialisation. Third-year options run by previous Early Modernists at Keele on Shakespeare on Film have proved popular in the past not only with English students but also with Media and Film Studies students; it would be an advantage (although not by any means essential) if candidates for the current vacancy were able to develop a similarly filmic offering at level 3. Candidates for the position will be engaged in high-quality research, suitable for submission to the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor Susan Bruce, Head of the School of Humanities. Email: s.e.bruce@keele.ac.uk, tel 01782 734119

For full post details and to apply, please visit the Apply button below.

Closing date for applications: 18 April 2013 Proposed week for interviews w/c 7th May Post reference: AC13/15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

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

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

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

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

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

Mount Marty College (SD) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor of English - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Mount Marty College is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as assistant or associate professor of English, beginning in the fall of 2013.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Minimum qualification:  PhD in English with emphasis in British literature. Teaching Duties:  Early British literature, Shakespeare, linguistics, and lower-level courses in personal essay, critical writing, and literature.  This is a 4-4 teaching load.  Desirable qualifications:  pedagogical practices using technology that will support on-campus courses, distance education and online courses. Mount Marty College, an academic community in the Catholic Benedictine liberal arts tradition, prepares students for a contemporary world of work, service to the human community, and personal growth.

The review of applications will begin January 16, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations, and three letters of reference may be sent to Robert Tereshinksi, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Mount Marty College, 1105 West 8th Street, Yankton, South Dakota 57078. rtereshinski@mtmc.edu. Electronic applications are preferred. Mount Marty College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Jan. 16, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 12/18

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 1/25 (phone) (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 3/22 

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at British Open 2013

Queen Mary, University of London - Reader, Renaissance and Early Modern StudiesEdit

Department: School of English and Drama

Salary: £50,627 - £56,185

Reference: QMUL1711

Date posted: 28-02-2013

Closing date: 30-03-2013

Job description: (24KB Word 2007 file)Please ensure you read this document before applying.

Application form: Apply online

Overview: Queen Mary's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is embarking on the latest phase of strategic investment to recruit excellent researchers and teachers who can contribute to the achievement of its ambitious and exciting plans.

English seeks to appoint a Reader of international standing with an outstanding track record in research, teaching and academic leadership. We seek someone who will play a prominent role in our research and teaching programmes through innovative critical and pedagogical practice, both individually and through collaboration with others. We invite applications from excellent candidates in any area of early-modern studies, but we especially welcome applications from those who will extend the historical reach of our scholarship, expand the cultural breadth of our work, and offer original perspectives on our interdisciplinary and archival study.

The post is full time and permanent, starting from 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be within the range £50,627 - £56,185. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at www.sed.qmul.ac.uk Details about the English Department can be found at www.english.qmul.ac.uk

Further details and an application form can be found at: www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 30th March 2013

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22nd May 2013.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Bristol - Lecturer in Theatre and Performance StudiesEdit

The Department of Music, Film, Theatre seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies. Candidates’ research strengths may be in any area of performance and/or theatre; however, applications are especially sought from those with expertise in the directing and dramaturgy of play-based theatre, particularly, though not necessarily, of the early modern period. Candidates will possess a PhD and be expected to develop and maintain an internationally significant research profile, whether through publication and/or practice-as-research. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to mixed mode teaching delivery of Theatre/Performance at BA, MA and PhD levels, leading lectures, seminars and practice-based workshops, and to assist with other aspects of the running of the Department and the delivery of its academic programmes.

Based in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, you will be a part of a vibrant creative community of scholars and production staff. The department has a long record of internationally-recognised achievement in research and teaching. As part of the Drama Department, it was awarded a 5* rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and achieved an excellent rating in the RAE 2008. The department houses the University’s Theatre Collection, which constitutes one of the largest archives in the world of British performance and theatre history. Current research interests amongst staff include work in historical theatre reconstruction, vernacular dramatic traditions of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, adaptation and translation, live art and cross-media performance as well as investigations into related histories.

The post is available from 1 September 2013.

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J

Salary: Starting salary £34,233 – £38,522

Please email any informal queries to Catherine Hindson at Catherine.Hindson@bristol.ac.uk

Source: http://earlyenglishdrama.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/lecturer-in-theatre-performance-studies-university-of-bristol/

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Theatre 2012-13

University of Exeter - Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University seeks to appoint a permanent full-time Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies to its Cornwall Campus from 1st September 2013, at the latest. Cornwall English is part of the Exeter English Department which in RAE 2008 was rated 1st nationally for 'world-leading research'. We aim to build on that achievement by appointing a new Lecturer capable of developing an international profile and generating significant grant income. The successful applicant will already hold a Ph.D. in English Literature, and will have started to publish in any area of Shakespeare studies, including the reception of Shakespeare's work. They will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics: an outstanding research profile, with 4* work in this REF cycle; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding; team skills to work in collaboration with existing group members; an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links within the University and with external non-academic partners; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development; the aptitude to develop a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning; and an enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate teaching across the Department's degree programmes. We are therefore looking for committed and adaptable individuals who, with appropriate training and mentoring, will contribute fully to the life of a vibrant, innovative, and growing English Department. Full details: http://admin.exeter.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/R44382.pdf

Online Application

Deadline: Application closing date - 20/03/2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Position has been filled. Interviews tooK place April 23 & 24.

Offer accepted: Offer accepted.

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - TT Assistant Professor, Early Modern Dramatic Lit. / Paleography - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track position, starting August 2013. Teaching load 12 credit hours per semester, including at least 6 hours of freshman English. Remaining course(s) in area of specialization and / or other courses, depending on scheduling needs. Ph.D. and ongoing scholarly commitment preferred. Any successful ABD candidate will be hired at the instructor level until completion of the degree; Ph.D. in hand required for retention beyond the second year. We welcome applications from specialists in Paleography, Book History, and Drama, but not to the exclusion of other relevant interests. We are looking for outstanding teaching, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and awareness of the importance of diversity and the principles of inclusive excellence. Evidence of continued scholarly/professional achievement and university service is necessary for retention, promotion, and tenure. Competitive salary dependent on experience.

Send letter of application and curriculum vita to Michael Williams, Chair, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481. The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is committed to diversity in education and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Also accepting applications via Interfolio: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20736

MLA JIL 11/16/12

Deadline: review begins Jan. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): Phone interview scheduled, 2/27

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Any news? 2/2
  • Nothing beyond the first letter of acknowledgment on my end (2/4)
  • Haven't heard anything since the letter of acknowledgement, yea long ago (2/7)
  • Hm, I never received a letter of acknowledgement, so if others did, that makes me nervous that my application was overlooked or didn't make it (submitted via Interfolio). (x2)
  • I never received a letter of acknowledgement, and I submitted by USPS, and even had delivery confirmation.

FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK Positions - PRE-MLA Deadlines Edit

Allegheny College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Early Modern Lit. - POSITION FILLED Edit

The English Department invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Early Modern literature, with a strong secondary teaching interest. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and introductory literature courses. Qualifications: Ph.D., college teaching experience, a promising record of publication, and a strong commitment to teaching. Teaching load is between 5.5 and 6 courses, depending on Senior Project advising. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship and professional development. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Please send letter of application and c.v. by no later than October 19th, 2012, to Prof. Christopher Bakken, Chair, Department of English. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free Interfolio account: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15047 . Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates.

HR Job Description

Deadline: Oct. 19

Acknowledgment received: 10/22 (x6)

Request for additional materials: 10/26, 11/6 (x2), 11/22

Rejection (no interview): 12/13

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/14 (via phone X2) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Position Filled (From a contact in the Department)

NOTES: 

Email Dec 7/12 from dept:  "Dear Candidate, While we are still in the process of evaluating applications, i thought you might like an update on our schedule going forward. We have narrowed our initial pool of applicants from 200 down to 47. We hope to finish reading all supplementary materials and files by next weekend and anticipate sending out invitations for MLA interviews to 20 remaining candidates at that time."

American University in Cairo - Open Rank, Shakespeare/Renaissance - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Job Description: Applicants are invited for a position in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Rank: Open. Area of specialization: Shakespeare/Renaissance with an orientation in early modern studies, global studies and/or literary theory strongly preferred. The candidate must be prepared for extensive interaction with a diverse literature faculty. Responsibilities include the teaching of humanities courses in the University's Core Curriculum, introduction to literature and survey of British literature. The teaching load is normally nine credits per semester, including courses in the MA Program.

Requirements: Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature required prior to appointment.

Additional Information: Appointment to begin in Fall 2013. Applications are accepted immediately. Review of applications begins Nov. 15 and continues until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; (d) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); (e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress, if any; and (f) please ask at least three referees to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).

Online App. Form: http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=35292

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/25 (skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Beloit College - TT Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature and Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

from the MLA JIL: Assistant Professor: Renaissance Literature and Creative Writing

The Department of English at Beloit College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Renaissance literature/Shakespeare and creative writing, starting in August 2013. Along with expertise in Shakespeare, we particularly invite applicants interested in colonial/postcolonial Renaissance studies, writing for performance, and outreach to diverse local communities. The successful candidate will teach five courses during the academic year, including introductory creative writing, introductory literature, Renaissance literature/Shakespeare, and creative writing courses on various topics and genres, including writing for performance. Beloit faculty members also contribute regularly to the First-Year Initiatives Program and to capstone courses. Ph.D. in literature required by time of appointment.

Please submit materials, including letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract, teaching portfolio, reference letters, and writing sample (including scholarly and creative writing) through Interfolio using the link above by November 5, 2012. We will conduct interviews at MLA 2013 in Boston.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 49 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply. AA/EEO Employer.

NOTE: Because of Hurricane Sandy, the application deadline has been extended until THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012.

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15291

Deadline: Nov. 8 (Deadline extended because of Hurricane Sandy)

Acknowledgment received: 11/8 (via Interfolio)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/15 (MLA Interview) x 5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 (x2): there will be four.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/14

Offer accepted: 2/21

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2013

Brown University (RI) - TT Assistant Professor of English Renaissance Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

English Renaissance literature, with strong theoretical interests. Assistant professor; tenure track; four-year renewable position. Please send letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract, and 3 letters of recommendation to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15265 . Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2012. Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/19 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • Any news on interviews (second-hand or otherwise)? Are they doing MLA?
  • MLA interviews scheduled 12/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [yes, see NOTE below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: mid-feb

Offer accepted:

  • heard 3rd hand that position was accepted (early March).

NOTES:

Q. I applied for this position last week, and uploaded to Interfolio all the documents requested in the ad (cover letter, cv, abstract, 3 letters). So I believed the application was complete. However, I was checking through my "Delivery History" in Interfolio this morning and noticed that the system is claiming the application is *not* complete because a "Writing Sample (1)" is still needed. However, when I try to add another delivery of a writing sample, the system won't let me: "Sorry! This position has been locked and you cannot create another delivery to it." So is this "required" writing sample just a placeholder for when/if the committee requests one later or is there some other glitch in the system? I guess I'm just not going to worry about it right now (since I can't seem to send anything else for this application), but I did wonder if anyone had run into this issue or inquired with Interfolio about it. [10/26]

Update: Just FYI in case anyone else encounters this issue and becomes concerned, here is the (very prompt) email reply that I recieved from Interfolio Help: "Thank you for contacting us. I have taken a look a the application to Brown University and their requirements through our end. It looks like you have submitted all the materials necessary for the position. The writing sample is something they will contact you about submitting in the second stage of the application, after they have viewed the original materials. I apologize for the confusion with this process. Please feel free to follow up if there is anything else I can help you with."

Campus interviews have been scheduled. [posted 1/16]

Campbell University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of English, British Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

English/Assistant Professor. The Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Campbell University is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position for a British Literature Generalist starting August 2013. Earned doctorate preferred; ABDs close to completion will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include Shakespeare, Early Modern surveys, first-year composition courses, and core curricular literature surveys. Other responsibilities include academic advising, scholarly activity, and university and community service. Interest and motivation in teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to the University's mission are essential. Please electronically submit letter of application relating education, experience, and teaching philosophy; and current curriculum vitae as well as copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. See following link to apply: https://cuweb.wufoo.com/forms/application-for-employment/ Additionally, please have three current letters of recommendation sent to the following address:? Campbell University, English Assistant Professor Search, PO Box 595, Buies Creek, NC 27506. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE.

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted Nov. 20)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: Skype: 1/22

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at British Open 2013

Case Western Reserve University - TT Assistant Professor of English (Renaissance Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a position for an assistant professor in Renaissance literature, specialization open, starting August 2013. Requires Ph.D. by time of appointment, as well as relevant professional and teaching/mentoring experience. Teaching load is 2/2.

Electronic applications preferred (consisting of a letter of application and a CV) to Mary Grimm, Chair, at renlitsearch@case.edu, or to CWRU, English Dept., Cleveland OH 44106. Submissions received by November 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

http://www.case.edu/artsci/documents/AdText10-5-12FINAL.pdf

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: email 10/23; 10/29; 11/2; 11/6; 11/16

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (x2)

Rejection (no interview): 3/1 - "On behalf of the search committee and the department of English, I would like to thank you for applying for the Renaissance Literature position at CWRU. That position has now been filled. Searches are always complicated, so please do not take our decision not to pursue your candidacy as a commentary on your work or accomplishments. Thank you for considering this opportunity." Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview via email (12/14)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews have taken place (February)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes [3/1 rejection notes position filled]

NOTES:

DePaul University (Chicago, IL) - Assistant Professor of Early Modern English Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in September 2013 in Early Modern English Literature; a specialization in poetry is preferred. Secondary interests in book and media history and/or digital humanities are particularly welcome.

We seek a candidate with a strong record of scholarship, demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a PhD in hand by September 2013. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the major (including a multi-genre survey in English Renaissance literature and an introduction to poetry) and graduate topics and methods courses in our Master’s in English program. The teaching load is two courses per quarter.

The DePaul Department of English offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in literature and creative writing to nearly 500 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students in two master’s programs. Tenure-track faculty in English participate in advising and curricular development and often also teach in the College’s interdisciplinary programs and in the Liberal Studies Program and University Honors Program. We seek candidates with experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds and sensitivity to the educational goals of an urban multicultural student population. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding community, and we encourage applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically under-represented groups.

To apply, please visit the following URL to electronically submit a letter of application, CV, names and e-mail contacts for three references, writing sample (approx. 25 pages), and unofficial or official graduate transcripts - facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51002.

All application materials must be submitted online. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue through December 31st for interviews at the MLA Conference in Boston, January 3rd-6th, 2013. The deadline for applications is January 2, 2013.

Application URL: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51002

MLA JIL 11/29/12

Deadline: Jan. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): (phone) MLA interview scheduled 12/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/14 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Heard through grapevine that offer was accepted. [posted 3/9]

NOTES:

  • Does anybody know if they are replacing somebody? Or just looking for a new hire to beef up their Renaissance faculty? Answer: They're replacing a faculty member who retired last year.
  • No clue, but anyone interviewing here might want to look at the troubled recent history of tenure cases at this school, documented at Universities to fear ("Chronic") ... and here, Women and Tenure at DePaul - December 18, 2012 - Inside Higher Ed
  • Did they actually interview at the MLA? Is the search ongoing?
    • A: They did interview at MLA. (I did not interview with them, but I did speak to someone who was interviewing with them while there.)
    • Yes, I interviewed with them at the MLA. No word on campus visits yet.

DePauw University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Medieval and Renaissance Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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

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

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

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

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

HigherEdjobs.com

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

Acknowledgment received: 1, 1 (10/23), 2 (10/25), 2 (10/29), 2 (10/30)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/6 x4; 11/7x1, 11/12x1

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled (12/10) x 3

Campus interview scheduled: 1/31 by phone

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [2/22, according to Medieval page]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • NOTE from Medieval page: "3/3 teaching load"

Also posted at Medieval 2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (DC) - Director of Digital Access Edit

Status: Full-time

Posted: 11/14/12

Deadline: [Not specified] [Email confirmation (12/20) following materials submission said 'the committee will be reviewing all applications in the next two to three weeks.'] 

Director of Digital Access

The Folger Shakespeare Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Digital Access. Founded in 1932, the Folger is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare-related materials and the finest collection of early Continental and British printed works outside England. It offers an expansive range of scholarly, cultural, and educational outreach programs that inform, enrich, and entertain more than 100,000 individuals each year. With an endowment significantly above $200 million, the Library is administered by a Board of Governors under the auspices of Amherst College, founder Henry Clay Folger’s alma mater.

The Director of the Library seeks a dynamic individual to serve in the newly-created position of Director of Digital Access. This leadership position will work with other senior staff to expand the library’s existing digital outreach, create meaningful access to Folger expertise, and develop an infrastructure that will establish the Folger’s reputation as a center for the digital humanities.

The successful applicant will have an advanced degree and a record of accomplishment in online humanities scholarship and outreach. He/she must have experience in management and supervision, familiarity with application development and other emerging technologies, and a strong grasp of trends in humanities scholarship. He/she should also demonstrate a significant record of success in grant writing, community building, and an ability to collaborate with people from a variety of disciplines.

The Director of Digital Access will serve as a member of the Director’s senior leadership team and, in coordination with the Director, will be responsible for developing a strategy for the current and future library’s digital initiatives, which encompass all aspects of its operations. He/she works closely with the Director and other members of the leadership team to determine how digital assets at the Folger should be deployed to expand access for both scholarly and popular audiences.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, with excellent analytical, written, and oral communication and organizational proficiency. He/she will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Folger’s unique role in the cultural and scholarly communities, and be responsive to the needs of the various components of the institution and its mission.

Competitive salary and generous benefits. The position is available on January 1, 2013.

Please send cover letter and c.v. to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: Karen Lyon., 201 E. Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004 or e-mail to klyon@folger.edu. Please visit our website at www.folger.edu. No phone calls please. EOE.

Email klyon@folger.edu to apply for this job.

Ad: http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Director-of-Digital-Access/21355.cfm

Acknowledgment received: 12/20

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email, 2/7.

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013

Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH) - TT Asst. Professor in Renaissance OR 19th c. British Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15018

The Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) English department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2013, in Renaissance/Early Modern or Nineteenth-Century British Literature; candidates also able to contribute to department offerings in Creative Writing are desirable.

An appropriate Ph.D. or, in certain cases, MFA is required at time of employment. Normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, and includes introductory literature and composition courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, have an active scholarly agenda, and support the Mission of the university (available at http://www.franciscan.edu/AboutFUS/CompMission/).

To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio using the link above, or by mail c/o BJ Brehm, Academic Affairs, The Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio containing evidence of undergraduate teaching effectiveness (including student evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy), a personal statement responding to FUS’s Mission, a writing sample, three letters of reference, and official transcripts.

Review of completed applications will begin November 5, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. We expect to interview at MLA.

FUS is an academically excellent and passionately Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, located 38 miles west of Pittsburgh and 24 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport. We seek candidates who understand and will significantly contribution to the university’s mission and goals. For additional information, please visit http://www.franciscan.edu/EmploymentListings/. EOE

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 5 and continues until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA, 12/14 (email) 

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013

Ghent University - TT position in pre-1900 European Lit.Edit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See full ad at Chronicle

Deadline: August 15 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Comparative 2013 and Medieval 2013

John Carroll University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Renaissance Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16847

Assistant Professor of English, Renaissance Literature. Primarily responsible for teaching Renaissance literature—and most centrally, Shakespeare—at the undergraduate and Master’s levels, the British literature survey, and an occasional first-year composition course. Secondary fields: open, but an interest in cultural and/or film studies would be welcome. Tenure track, beginning fall 2013. 3-3 course load. PhD required. Evidence of publication and a commitment to teaching. Please submit an initial letter of application and cv online at the link above by November 12, 2012. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. We will interview at MLA. John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. John Carroll University is the Jesuit university in Cleveland.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received: 10/26 (email); 11/6

Request for additional materials: 12/03 (x6)

Rejection (no interview):12/03 (x11)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/19 (by phone x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/23 (by email--says campus interview invitations have been made) (x3)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Note of Acceptance posted 4/3]

NOTES:

Odd and rather impolite rejection email with the subject line of "regrets" and very little info. This and other stuff I've heard makes me think it might not be a great place to work. I'm an assistant professor at a much higher ranked liberal arts school, and we would never handle things in such an unprofessional, less-than kind manner.

  • I had a campus visit there last year and found the entire department wonderfully professional, warm, enthusiastic, and welcoming (even if I didn't get the job in the end!). 
  • If you are an assistant professor at a much higher-ranked LAC, then why are you applying for this job in the first place?
  • At least they sent the rejection? They're the only ones so far nice enough to tell me I'm out of the running, and it didn't seem impolite to me. But then, this is my first time on the market and it's my first rejection, so maybe I do't know what a 'polite' one looks like.
  • Agreed. Only official rejection I've received so far, too. I'm hoping some schools may be holding out on rejections until they hear back from their first choices...
  • My only official rejection thus far as well, but I also found this letter to be extremely odd and impolite. I'm considering starting a business drafting polite and polished rejection letters for English departments, because so many of them (based on the last couple of years, anyway) are terribly awkward and even obnoxious

Does anyone have any news about campus visits for this position? (Moved this to "Notes" since that seemed like the more reasonable place for it)

  • I was told that they would meet on 1/16 to decide who to invite. Other than that, I have no idea. x2
  • Word is that campus visits have been scheduled for this position.
  • Received an email today (1/21) that there had been a "minor complication" and it was taking longer than expected for them to come to a decision on campus visits. They anticipate notifying people this week. I don't know how this relates to the previous comment, but at least it's something in writing. x3
  • Received an email yesterday (1/23) saying that the department and the dean had approved the short-list of finalists to bring to campus. Very nice, informative, courteous message. Contra the sour grapes of the applicant who didn't make the first round (above), I've found JCU to be extremely courteous and very good at keeping candidates in the loop. This is far from my first rodeo, and I know just how unconcerned about job candidates and their anxieties hiring committees can be. Kudos to them and good luck to the finalists. (x4) I concur; I found the search committee to be extremely thoughtful and professional. Lucky person indeed who ends up having such colleagues. 

Johns Hopkins University - Associate or Full Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Associate or Full Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern Literature The English Department at Johns Hopkins University announces a search for a scholar of Renaissance/Early Modern literature at the rank of associate or full professor. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants should submit letter of application, c.v, and writing sample of 25-30 pages online at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/13802 . Applications will be reviewed beginning September 30, 2012, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Deadline: review begins Sept. 30, 2012 --> NOTE: Interfolio link says "Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2012"

Acknowledgment received: email 10/23, email 10/24

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 1/14

NOTES:

Assume this is to replace Richard Halpern, who moved to NYU.

  • Anyone have any information on the JHU position? [posted 12/14]
  • nothing as of 12/20

King’s College London - Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama StudiesEdit

Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Studies - Department of English Language and Literature/ Arts and Humanities

The Department of English at King’s College London seeks to appoint three outstanding Lecturers (comparable to Assistant Professor) in the fields of contemporary (post-1945) literature and culture; Shakespeare and early modern dramatic writing; and medieval English (pre-1300), to join a dynamic team of specialists in developing the Department’s profile of research and teaching. You will have outstanding records of research and publication for career stage and show exceptional promise as a leading scholar in your field. Situated in the heart of London, King’s College London is one of the leading universities in the UK. These appointments are part of a process of expansion within the arts and humanities, which seeks to position English as one of the top departments in the country.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 - 7 scale, currently £31,020 to £45,486 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

For further details, please follow the link: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12376

Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number A6-7/AAE/1015/12-JE. If you have any queries please contact Recruitment at recruitmentteam7@kcl.ac.uk. Closing date: 12 November 2012 at 12.00am.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received: 10/17,

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone else having issues loading the links for this position?

11/7: Link seems to be working fine for me. Maybe try the email address given in the ad (above) if you are having problems?

Luther College (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Luther College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English, a tenure-eligible position beginning late August 2013.

Qualifications: Ph.D. by September 1, 2013. Specialization in Shakespeare, with secondary strengths in one or more of the following: writing, drama/theater, other British literature, secondary education. The ability to teach a first-year interdisciplinary course in reading, writing and critical thinking is also required. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in a private liberal arts setting and to maintaining an active scholarly agenda.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include courses on Shakespeare, early modern literature, other courses depending on the secondary strengths, and one section each semester of Paideia I (the colleges two-semester required common, writing-intensive introduction to the liberal arts). Full-time teaching load is six courses spread over the fall and spring semesters and a January term. Additional duties include advising, meeting with prospective students, and committee work. For further information see http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/openings/.

Review of applications begins November 20, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. The department will interview at the Boston MLA convention. On-campus interviews for finalists will be held in early February. The department puts great emphasis on a letter of application that conveys the candidates interest in Luther College and in the anticipated teaching responsibilities. Applicants dossier should include:

1) letter of application

2) statement of teaching philosophy

3) curriculum vitae

4) writing sample

5) three letters of recommendation

6) unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Electronic submissions preferred; email applications to English@luther.edu.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Nancy Barry, Department of English, Head, Luther College, Decorah, IA, 52101, phone: (563) 387-1591, email: barrynan@luther.edu. An AA/EEO employer; women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received: 10/26; 11/8

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: Email 12/14 (x4)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: phone 1/28

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Massey University (NZ) - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Lit. Edit

Applications are invited for an ongoing, full-time Lectureship/Senior Lectureship (US equivalent Assistant/Associate Professor) in English, specialising in early modern literature (1500-1700) in the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University. The capacity to also teach into other areas of literature and the first-year foundation course Introduction to English Studies may be an advantage. The English programme at Massey has a broad-based curriculum which includes courses in literary studies, academic writing/composition studies, creative writing, and speech and drama in performance. The School of English and Media Studies teaches in internal and distance delivery modes, at both undergraduate and graduate levels; online teaching is of increasing importance. The appointee will have a PhD (or soon to be completed PhD) in a relevant field, academic publication or other evidence of ongoing research, and experience of teaching English literature at University-level. The position is based at the Manawatu campus of Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Enquiries should be directed to Carol Seelye, School Administrator: c.a.seelye@massey.ac.nz, ph 64-6-350-5799 x2730, fax 64-6-350-5672 Electronic applications are preferred by means of the Massey University website. All applications should include a letter of application, a full Curriculum Vitae, and the names of three referees (with full contact details). These should be submitted before the closing date. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Closing date: 18 Jul 2012 Reference number: A186-12GS

For further information and to apply online, visit: massey-careers.massey.ac.nz

Chronicle

Deadline: 18 July 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

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

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received: 10/23

Request for Additional Materials: Response to Mission Statement 10/24; 11/5x3

Rejection Letter: 12/21, letter says, "We were pleased to conclude our search this month with successful hires."

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, per rejection noted above.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Medieval 2013

Montclair State University (NJ) - TT Assistant, Shakespeare/Early Modern English Drama - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor V- F12

Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Shakespeare/Early Modern English Drama. The candidate must be qualified to teach Shakespearean and other Early Modern English Drama in its social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts, and also non-specialized courses such as literary and cultural theory and surveys of British literature, and show strong promise or demonstrated excellence in scholarly publication. Records of successful teaching in a diverse, multi-ethnic environment and service to the department, university, and larger professional community are advantageous. Faculty members are expected to teach students from first-year undergraduates through Master's candidates, many of whom at both levels are also interested in Teacher Education. Initial interviews at the MLA in January are anticipated.

The successful candidate will join a university long dedicated to serving a diverse student demographic.

For further information on the MSU Department of English and on Montclair State University, see http://www.montclair.edu/chss/english/. Montclair State University is an AA/EOE institution.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in English (with specialization in Shakespeare and Early Modern English Drama), before September 1, 2013, plus evidence of an active scholarly agenda in specialization and a record of excellence in teaching.

SEND LETTER AND RESUME TO Interfolio/By Committee at: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16365 (include V number)

STARTING DATE September 1, 2013

APPLY BY November 1, 2012

Postal Address: English, Montclair State University, College Hall, Box C316B-V- F12, Montclair, NJ 07043

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/7 (email x2)

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (email x4)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/12 (by email)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Rejection letter 02/05

Campus interview scheduled: [yes, see NOTES below for second-hand report]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone hear anything about this position?

I interviewed at MLA and haven't heard anything one way or another yet, for what that's worth...

I know someone who got a campus interview on 1/21

Faculty Handbook: "The basic academic year teaching load is 24 teaching credit hours."

New York University Abu Dhabi - Shakespeare Studies-- CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

New York University Abu Dhabi seeks leading scholars for tenured, tenure-track and contract appointments in several fields. We are looking for expertise in Shakespeare Studies, preferably with interest in "global Shakespeare" and/or Early Modern Literature. Scholars in fields such as Classical Literature or World Literature are also encouraged to apply. Junior scholars with clear research profiles will be considered; dossiers of scholars at the associate- or full-professor level are highly desirable. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to play an integral role in fashioning a complete international research university oriented around the liberal arts. We seek literary scholars who maintain an active agenda of research, have publications appropriate to their rank, and have demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Please visit the Literature Program's website for a description of its innovative curriculum: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/majors/literature-and-creative-writing.html

Entering its third year, NYU Abu Dhabi has already recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi's highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment might begin as soon as September 1, 2013, or could be delayed until September 1, 2014.

Applications are due by November 1, 2012; applications received later will be reviewed until the positions are filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/human.resources/open.positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.humanities@nyu.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): via email, 12/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: by email, 1/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rhode Island College - TT Asst. Professor of British Renaissance Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Assistant professor, British literature of the Renaissance. Anticipated vacancy at Rhode Island College beginning fall 2013, pending budgetary approval. Full-time, tenure track position. Required: Ph.D. in English with specialization in British literature of the Renaissance. Preferred: college teaching experience and formal training and experience teaching in film studies. The successful candidate will teach the department’s undergraduate and graduate offerings in British literature of the Renaissance, 200-level introduction to the major courses, and general education courses. An ongoing commitment to scholarly research, to student advising, and to departmental and college service is expected. Application deadline: December 7, 2012. IMPORTANT: for full job description, including additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system. www.ric.edu

MLA JIL 10/26

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: via email (12/18, writing sample x2)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14, email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/9

NOTES:

Question: Anyone have any idea what the teaching load is? I couldn't figure it out from their website.

A: It's 3-3, though it can sometimes be 2-3 with research 'waivers'...

FYI - if you apply for this job via the RIC system (which you have to do) and you are sending your letters of reference via Interfolio it will cost you $2 extra dollars (so $8 in total). They are not paying the cost for delivery and you can only send the letters separately by way of Interfolio which will charge you $6 for the first letter and a dollar each for the other two. It is no big deal and I did it because I had no choice but it was rather thoughtless.

Question: Anyone else have issues getting letters to/through their system? I cut/pasted the automatic email addresses that Interfolio provides, as per other apps via this software elsewhere, but Interfolio has never received the request needed to start a delivery. The online system still lists that it is awaiting reference letters.

A: I just put in the emails of my references and they sent in their letters (I'm not sure if via Interfolio or direct upload), but I do know they received an auto email asking them to send in their letters, if that helps.

A: I called HR at RIC and the representative said not to worry. They'll send the email request out today.

Followup (from poster of last question): I contacted HR (via email) to check on my reference letters and never received a response. However, Interfolio did finally receive the request, and I sent a delivery immediately; it still took about 3 business days (just past the deadline) for the reference letters to show up as "received" in the RIC system.

Anyone hear anything? Dec 20/12  Are they definitely interviewing in Boston? (12/26)  No word yet, and I'm wondering about the request for additional materials on 12/18 since the posting called for a writing sample in the application.  Were these writing samples in addition to what wa originally requested? (12/27)

They are not interviewing at MLA.

The request for additional materials indicated they would not be at MLA, and would be doing campus interviews in late January or February. (1/2)

Rowan University (NJ) - TT Position, Early Modern Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rowan University is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position for a specialist in Early Modern literature beginning September 1, 2013. We are seeking broadly trained candidates prepared to teach courses in Early Modern literature and Shakespeare, as well as the first half of the British Survey, an introductory methods course, and seminars in area(s) of expertise. A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship. No composition. Participation in both departmental and university service is expected. Screening interviews will be conducted at MLA.

Candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae; both should attest to credentials and teaching ability in Early Modern literature. Applications should be submitted to earlymodern@rowan.edu and must be received by November 5, 2012. Dossiers should be submitted only upon request.

Rowan HR post

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received: 10/25 (email), 11/8 (email)

Request for additional materials: 11/12 (writing sample, teaching philosophy, letters of rec) x9

Rejection (no interview): 12/20 (after sending additional materials, very nice rejection e-mail) x 4

MLA interview scheduled: 12/18 (phone) (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/23 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visits completed 2/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news? 1/21

Any campus interviews scheduled?  Odd that there are many rejections and no interviews scheduled. (1/24)

Sewanee - University of the South (TN) - TT Asst. Professor 17th C. British Lit and Drama - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of the South invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in seventeenth-century British literature and in drama. Responsibilities include teaching a freshman-level writing-intensive course based the plays of Shakespeare and lyric poetry, and participation in our interdisciplinary Humanities program. The promise of developing and sustaining a program of scholarly inquiry is expected. Ph.D. by August 2013.

Please electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to http://www2.sewanee.edu/printservices/faculty_hiring. Address all other inquiries to fachire@sewanee.edu. Full consideration given to applications received by November 10. Will interview at MLA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming people of all backgrounds, the University of the South is ranked in the top national tier of liberal arts colleges. Its 13,000-acre campus, located atop the Cumberland Plateau in southeastern Tennessee, is home to both the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Review, the nation's oldest continuously published literary quarterly.

MLA JIL - 10/12/2012

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received: 10/26 (e-mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of English - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

School of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-track). The College seeks an English Literature generalist with experience teaching Shakespeare and 17th and/or 18th Century; ability to teach History of the English Language a plus. Other teaching duties include First-Year Composition and Literature surveys. Additional expectations include advising and committee service. The College prides itself on the high quality of the teaching of its faculty, as well as on their scholarly contributions to their field. Ph.D. in English strongly preferred; college teaching experience expected.

Please send cover letter, c.v.; three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching; and a statement about teaching to: Dr. R. Murray, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Rt 340, Sparkill, NY 10976. or rmurray@stac.edu.

Materials received before November 30 will receive priority.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/7 (x1)

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled (12/19) (x2), 1/7

Campus interview scheduled: 2/7

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

1/7/13  Did other applicants receive an acknowledgement of their application?  I submitted by the deadline but never even received an acknowledgment that my materials were received.

Also posted at Generalist 2013

Stanford University - TT Assistant Professor, Renaissance Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15435

Assistant Professor, Renaissance Literature The Department of English at Stanford University seeks to fill a tenure track position in Renaissance literature at the Assistant Professor rank. We welcome applications from scholars across the entire range of the period and of all methodological approaches. Record or potential of distinguished scholarship and effective teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels is required.

Applicants should use the link above to submit online by October 22, 2012, an initial letter of application with vita and a brief statement of research and teaching interests. Those candidates unable to apply via Interfolio should send applications to Professor Gavin Jones, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall - Bldg 460, Stanford CA 94305-2087. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. We expect to interview at the MLA convention.

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received: 9/24 (x1), 10/23, 10/29 (x5)

Request for additional materials: 11/9 (x5)

Withdrawn: 11/10

Rejection (no interview): 11/20 email: "Our advertisement produced a large number of able candidates. The search committee has reviewed all the applications, and I regret to report that your qualifications, excellent as they are, do not appear to fit our particular needs at this time. We are informing you of the committee's decision by email in order not to delay your planning for the MLA conference." x4; 11/21 (same email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (via phone)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/25

Campus interview scheduled: 1/6

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Anyone have a clear sense of what they mean by a "brief statement of research and teaching interests"? This is separate from the letter of application, right? Do you think they want a brief statement of research plans AND another statement on teaching, or are they requesting a single additional statement that combines and condenses our research and teaching interests (which is how I'm now understanding it)?

Q: I had the same question. Are they actually asking us to produce one, maybe two new documents that replicate the content of our other documents, but follow a slightly different format? Right now I'm thinking of just sending my teaching letter and dissertation summary; it's pretty unethical of universities to require these kinds of customized documents in this job market. What are other people planning on doing?

A: I've checked with my placement director and two of my committee members, and there seems to be agreement that this should combine elements from the research statement and statement of teaching philosophy, and "brief" in this context means about 1000 words. Also, they all said that it should closely echo the research and teaching sections of the letter, as it might be used in place of the letter for search committee discussions. ETA: The Interfolio application process has further directions: "Brief summary of research and teaching interests: should include dissertation abstract (if applicable) as well as statement of teaching interests." So, I'm revising what I'm doing to just submitting the dissertation abstract with a paragraph each on my teaching philosophy and what I would teach.

A: For those outside of North America without Interfolio accounts: Stanford will generate a free account for you on receipt of your application.

Texas A&M University - TT Advanced Asst/Assoc. Professor of Digital Shakespeare Studies Edit

The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured position at the associate professor rank in Digital Shakespeare Studies to begin in the Fall of 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a substantial scholarly record in both Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities as well as ongoing research initiatives in these areas. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load, including undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare as well as a range of courses in early modern literature and Digital Humanities. The DH courses will contribute to the offerings of the Digital Humanities Certificate. The successful candidate will also assume the role of Executive Editor of Early Modern Digital Projects at the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC), including the World Shakespeare Bibliography, Digital Donne, eMOP (the early modern OCR project), and the digital Cervantes and Quixote Iconography projects. The IDHMC, in collaboration with the Visualization Department (the only one in the country) and Computer Science, is developing sophisticated data analysis and visualization capacities to work with one of the largest digitized collections of early modern texts -- 45 million page images.

Applicants should submit as PDFs a letter of application specifying how the applicant's work advances research and teaching in Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities, together with a CV, by e-mail to Robert Griffin rjgriffin@tamu.edu. Applicants should also have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Professor Griffin. We will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held at the MLA.

Advertised on the REED and Humanist mailing lists. Also posted at the Chronicle.

English Department Website & IDHMC Website

Deadline: Nov. 12 (or until filled)  Deadline Extended (see updated Chronicle ad below): "We will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled."

Acknowledgment received: 10/28

Withdrawn: 11/10

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Update job ad (The Chronicle) says Advanced Assistant Professors will also be considered. Also deadline extended to Dec. 15, according to link.

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013

Texas Tech University - TT Assistant professor of Non-Dramatic Renaissance Lit . - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in British Renaissance literature specializing in non-dramatic sixteenth- or seventeenth-century literature. Ability to teach in both fields desirable as part of the graduate interdisciplinary Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the University as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/ hr, #87063, attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to bruce.clarke@ttu.edu. TTU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and it encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/29 (email)

Request for additional materials: 12/5 (e-mail) x4

Rejection (no interview):

MLA, phone or Skype interview scheduled: 12/18 x2 (e-mail; skype)

Rejection (after MLA, phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/28 (email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/14

Offer accepted: 2/18

NOTES:

Any news? 1/21

No. They said during my Skype interview it would be 3-4 weeks before they would contact concerning campus interviews; that means they probably won't contact until next week or the first week in February. (1/21)

Towson University - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern Lit, spec. in 17th c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track appointment starting August 2013. Specialization in Early Modern / Renaissance period literature with primary interest in the seventeenth century.

Position: Specialization in Early Modern / Renaissance period literature with primary interest in the seventeenth century. Secondary interest in feminist literature/theory and/or gender studies also welcome. Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of an active research agenda. Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; teaching load after this three-year period will be seven courses per year, with possible occasional course release for exceptional scholarly productivity, service, or teaching. Qualifications: Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment.

Application Process: Electronic submission of application materials preferred. Address cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor George Hahn, Chair, and send via email to engl@towson.edu. Review of applications begins 9 November 2012. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/19 x4

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 via e-mail (x3)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/16 via email; 1/16 via email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:  2/20

Offer accepted:  2/27

NOTES:

To those who received requests for more materials: Did you get an email, or did the status of your Interfolio delivery simply update?

Ans: received an e-mail asking for additional materials and instructing that they should be uploaded through Interfolio. When I logged in to Interfolio and accessed my original application, there were new spaces for uploading the requested additional documents.

My interfolio page for Towson updated and requested additional materials but I did not receive an e-mail reuqesting them. Has this happened to other people also?

A:  Yes.  In fact, if I hadn't just read your note I never would have snooped around on Interfolio and seen the request.  Q:  How are we supposed to know that materials have been requested if there is no email from the school or Interfolio, or some kind of notice when you sign in? 

Does anyone *not* have a request for additional materials? That might help us solve this problem?

I also just checked my interfolio history, which indicates that I should submit additional materials. I suspect this is a computer error for those of us who didn't get an email... I will call HR on Monday to confirm.

  • Different user*: There is no specific request for additional materials, but there are two buttons added to the app to either "Send Additional Materials" or "Withdraw Application." It now says that the application is incomplete and that "Stage 2" requires a writing sample and 3 letters. I'm also thinking that this is an Interfolio mistake. 
  • I also accessed my account today and had the incomplete application notification but had received no email request. I'm guessing they just added the option to submit additional documents on interfolio for everyone, but only sent emails for real material requests. I submitted documents today just in case, but I don't think this is a real materials request.
  • Any news on the possible Interfolio error? I have a slot for extra materials, too, but didn't receive an email from the school.

University of California, San Diego - Full or Assoc., Rebeca Hickel Endowed Chair in Elizabethan & Early Modern Lit. - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (literature.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates for the Rebeca Hickel Endowed Chair in Elizabethan and Early Modern Literature, whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Preference will be given to scholars at the associate or full professor level.

We welcome candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarly contribution and professional activity; who will actively participate in our department's multilingual, transnational projects; whose methodological interests could include cultural studies, materialist approaches (corporeal and economic), and multilingual examinations. Ability to teach courses on such topics as early modern drama, early modern poetry and prose, a survey of British literature, and the age of empires, is desirable. Special interests, such as global Shakespeare, transatlantic British literary studies, and transnational literary projects, are especially welcome. Demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment is preferred.

Faculty members teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply : Submit all application documentation using UCSD's online Recruit web page - apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00234

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:  Interviewed months ago, but still waiting for my rejection letter.  What's the story?

MLA or Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES below]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: 

Has anyone heard anything at all from UCSD?

A: No news yet.

Any news as of Dec 15?

Q:  MLA interview, but no word since.  No clue if they've invited their shortlist to campus.  Anybody? A: Three candidates have been invited to campus. [posted 2/12]

University of Chicago - Full Professor, Early Modern Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for a full professorship from distinguished scholars who have published extensively on Early Modern British literature, especially with a focus on the intersections of literature and law and the status of knowledge across the two domains. Related interests in Shakespeare, textual editing, and/or gender studies would be welcome. Candidates for the Full Professor of Early Modern British Literature position are required to submit a cover letter and CV online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website (http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu), for Posting Number 01410. No application materials will be accepted after September 30, 2012. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

HERC

Deadline: Sept. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • [heard second-hand that an offer has been made to a very senior candidate, mid-March]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Is this Bradin Cormack's job, i.e., has he left or is he leaving? This ad sounds like it's written FOR him.

  • It's mysterious, isn't it? B.C. *is* teaching there this fall. So, while my Chicago Kremlinology isn't acute enough to explain this, it looks like there's some backstage story here.
  • I hear Bradin is/was teaching in England this fall for a few weeks, but I haven't heard anything about him leaving.
  • Bradin has been offered a job in an Ivy League school - he is still deliberating whether to accept.
  • ^^^I heard something similar from a reliable source, although more definitively stated that he is indeed set to move to Princeton next year.

University of Dayton - TT Asst. - Early Modern English Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor in Early Modern English Literature. We seek a scholar-teacher prepared to contribute to the on-going development and diversification of our curricula for the English major, the MA program, and the University’s emerging Common Academic Program, within a large, diverse, and collaborative Department of English. We welcome diverse approaches, such as theatre across cultures, global drama, world Shakespeares, etc., and we value and support both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. The University of Dayton has vibrant programs in women’s and gender studies, international studies, human rights, theatre, film studies, and social and environmental justice, among others. Excellent teaching and publication, in addition to service and student advising, are actively supported and are required for tenure and promotion in the Department.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in English or a related field; demonstrated success in teaching first-year composition and/or Shakespeare; potential to contribute to the diversification of our curriculum; interest in and ability to teach in the interdisciplinary first-year humanities Core program or another first-year learning-living community; experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications: promise of excellence in both research and teaching; ability to teach Shakespeare to undergraduate and graduate students; ability to teach effectively at all levels and in a range of courses, including first-year composition. ABD near completion of the PhD in English or a related field.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. For Department information, visit http://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/english/. Apply online only, at http://jobs.udayton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53726 with letter of application, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and C.V., by Nov. 5, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (x6)

Rejection (no interview): 12/17 (email; x2)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17, MLA, email (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 via phone (x2) 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/16

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know the teaching load at U of Dayton?
  • Based on this doc, it looks like it's probably 3/3.
  • Does anyone know if there's an inside candidate?

University of Haifa - Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Fellowship in English LiteratureEdit

From the MLA JIL [09/14/12]: Open-rank tenure-track position in literature

Israeli open-rank tenure-track fellowship: The Department of English at the University of Haifa, Israel, invites applications from Israeli citizens of all ethnic and religious sectors to be nominated for an open-rank tenure-track fellowship—“Allon”, “Maof” or “Yad-Hanadiv”. These fellowships are awarded and administered by the Israeli Council of Higher Education and the Humanities Fund, and designed to facilitate the absorption of outstanding scholars in tenure-track academic positions.

The successful applicant will be initially granted a 3-year university fellowship with full faculty privileges and responsibilities, and is guaranteed subsequent tenure evaluation by the University.

Candidates holding a Ph.D. with teaching experience and an excellent record of publications should submit a cover letter, a CV including the names of three referees, and a brief research profile.

  • Preference would be given to candidates specializing in Poetry, or Drama, or Early Modern Literature.

Application materials or queries should be sent to Dr. Ayelet Ben-Yishai, head of the Search Committee: abenyishai@univ.haifa.ac.il or posted c/o The Department of English University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel.

The Deadline for receipt of applications is October 10, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of South Florida (Tampa Campus) - TT Asst. Professor, Renaissance Drama - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor. Renaissance Drama. Tenure-line. Ph. D. in English or related field required; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by August 7, 2013. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and outstanding scholarly potential. Teaching will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 2/2 teaching assignment. Salary and benefits competitive. 9 month appointment per year; summer employment possible. Apply online at https://employment.usf.edu by November 12, preferably sooner. Applications received after that date will be advanced only in cases of compelling merit.

Duties: For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/

According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, please contact Nancy Serrano (813-974-8211 or serrano@usf.edu) at least five working days prior to need.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by August 7, 2013.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Special Instructions: As part of your application, the following items are required: Letter of interest, vita, and list of graduate courses taken.

This position is subject to a Criminal Background Check.

Application Information Contact: University of South Florida

TDD: 813-974-3870

Link to Apply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/28 email, 12/3 email

Rejection Letter: 11/19 email

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA, email, 12/18;  email 12/20 

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7, by phone.

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes [posted 2/17]

NOTES AND QUERIES: 

Anyone hear anything? 12/18

  • MLA interviews for this job were scheduled yesterday. [posted 12/19]

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee - TT Asst. Professor, Renaissance/Early Modern Lit - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is seeking to fill an entry-level, tenure-earning assistant professorship in English. This will be a 9-month appointment with a 3/2 teaching load.

USF Sarasota-Manatee is a young and developing institution. The English faculty contributes to general education, two baccalaureate degrees, an honors program, and a master's degree. The bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in British and American literature grounds students in their literary and cultural traditions while training them to be critical thinkers and persuasive communicators. Faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences enjoy the stimulation of a collaborative interdisciplinary culture.

The appropriate candidate for this position will welcome the challenge of entering on the ground floor helping to shape programs. The competitive candidate will have teaching experience and a scholarly record, as well as academic training in these areas of specialization: primary expertise in Shakespeare and the Renaissance/Early Modern period; secondary expertise in another area of British literature prior to 1800.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph. D. degree in English, conferred by December 2012.

2. Experience teaching college English

3. Primary area of expertise in Renaissance/Early Modern literature

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience teaching college English literature (not just College Composition)

2. Experience teaching upper-level British literature English courses to majors

3. Experience teaching a variety of college English courses

4. A record of scholarly conference presentations

5. A record of scholarly publication

Job mentioned on the Chronicle (drama focus): http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000744804-01 - Full ad also posted in MLA JIL 09/27/12.

To apply: https://employment.usf.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60169

Review of applications begins November 1, 2012.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 11/19 (x2)

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 19 Nov email to schedule phone interview (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15, email

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

3/26: Any news on this position? -- Answering my own question: Heard from the search chair today (email; 3/26) that the search remains open, and that they are unsure when everything will be finalized. Anyone else have more specific information?

4/16: Anyone heard anything on this position? Last I heard, the search was still "in progress" -- does anyone know if they made offers that were rejected and are going back to their original pool of applicants, or what?

4/19: Rejection Email: "The task of selecting the most suitable candidate was difficult, considering the number of qualified applicants for this position.  Although your qualifications were impressive, we have chosen an individual who more closely fits our needs at this time."

University of Toronto, St. George Campus - TT Assistant Professor of Early English Drama to 1557 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

From the MLA JIL: 9/14/12

Assistant Professor - Early English Drama. University of Toronto, Department of English Assistant Professor - Early English Drama.

Job Field: Tenure Stream Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science Department: English Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) Job Closing: Oct 31, 2012

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

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

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

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting http://www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca. See job # 1201130. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact chair.english@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to chair.english@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 31, 2012. For more information about the Department of English, please visit our home page.

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

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • From Medieval page:"3/9 ... All three medieval jobs at Toronto have been offered and accepted (source: I am an ABD student at Toronto)."

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Medieval 2013 - this seems more like a medieval job ...

University of Toronto, Mississauga - TT Asst. Prof. in Early Modern Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sixteenth-Century and Early Seventeenth-Century English Literature, starting on Jul 1, 2013. We would be particularly interested in colleagues with research interests including, but not limited to, Book History, Poetics, Queer Studies, and/or Tudor Studies.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English and be prepared to teach early modern literature of all genres, with a particular focus on poetry and prose. Clear evidence of excellence in both research and teaching is required; a significant publication record would be advantageous. The successful candidate will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University’s three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and ONE writing sample of scholarly work of not more than 25 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact holger.syme@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at edassist.utm@utoronto.ca. The deadline for applications is Nov 2, 2012.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, see www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama and http://www.english.utoronto.ca.

University of Toronto

InsideHigherEd.com

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Preliminary interview scheduled: [Skype, see note below]

Rejection Letter: 12/20 (email)

Rejection text: "Thank you for your application for our position in Early Modern Literature. The search committee has now decided on a shortlist of candidates, and I am afraid we will not be pursuing your candidacy any further. We had an unusually large and impressive pool of applicants, and many more eminently qualified candidates than we could interview. You should therefore not take our inability to include you on our shortlist as a reflection on your work."

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Some of the other U. of T. jobs on the medieval page have started scheduling video/campus interviews. Any word yet on this position?
  • Heard through the grapevine that skype interviews are taking place this week or next. [posted 12/17]
  • Has anyone actually gotten a call for an interview?

University of Wisconsin-Madison - TT Asst. Professor, 1500-1660 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Official title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (C40NN)

Degree and area of specialization: Ph.D. in English with an emphasis on early modern English literature and culture.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Ph.D. required before start of appointment. Minimum of 3 years outstanding teaching experience at the college/university level.

Principal duties: The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applications for an assistant Professor position (tenure-track) in early modern English literature and culture, beginning August 2013. We are especially interested in candidates who are working in the period between 1500 and 1660.

The candidate selected will teach four courses per academic year and be expected to scholarly research as well as perform service in areas that correspond to the candidate's scholarly expertise.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 15, 2012

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please email letter of application, CV, book abstract, dossier, and writing sample of 25 pages to Professor Theresa M. Kelley, Chair, Department of English at employment@english.wisc.edu. Attn: Early Modern Search.

UW-Madison HR post

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: email 10/22; 10/30

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (email) x 6

Rejection Text: "Thank you very much for applying to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's faculty search in early modern studies. The search committee has reviewed your application with great interest. For the moment, we have decided not to pursue your application further. However, we will keep it on file in case the search committee decides to return to the initial pool of applications. We are very grateful to you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin-Madison."

MLA interview scheduled: MLA (email), 12/18

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 via email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Is this a repeat of last year's search or a totally new position?

A: No, I know the person they hired last year for this fall. They are hiring again this year.

  • Thanks for clarifying (9/20)

Does anyone know what they mean by "book abstract"? Will a dissertation abstract do?

A: I think it indicates they are probably looking for an advanced assistant professor, because such a person would have to have a book abstract to be competitive at UW-M (this is speculation, not fact). But since the job ad isn't specific about that, I would assume that a dissertation abstract re-labeled as a book abstract would be what they were looking for from someone still in or just out of grad school.

A: My advisor also thinks that a diss abstract re-titled "book abstract" should do the trick.

Q: by "dossier" do they just mean letters of rec or are they asking for teaching materials also?

A: I assume letters only if nothing else is specified.

Q: Has anyone been able to confirm what the "dossier" really is?

A: I'm really hoping it's letters because that's what I sent... but I have no idea.

Q: Has anyone heard anything? (12/14)

A: MLA interviews were scheduled yesterday [posted 12/19]

Virginia Commonwealth University - TT Asst. Prof. of Shakespeare & Early Modern English Literature -  CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a tenure-eligible assistant professor in early modern (or Renaissance) English literature and culture, with a primary focus on Shakespeare. We particularly welcome candidates whose scholarship relates this specialty to other disciplines. The faculty member must have an established research agenda and clear potential for both external funding and scholarship that will complement and expand expertise in the department. Faculty members teach in our undergraduate curriculum as well as our MA in English program, and our interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. Candidates must have PhD in hand by August 16, 2013. Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (not to exceed 7500 words), and 3 letters of recommendation to engrecruit@vcu.edu.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted electronically no later than December 8.

Candidates may address questions to the chair of the search committee, Professor Nick Sharp, at nsharp@vcu.edu.

Interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in Boston, MA. Qualifications include demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 8

Acknowledgment received: 11/15 (EOE + Job Description, snail mail); 12/3; 12/11 (snail mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 via email (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: I learned from someone in the department that 3 campus visits have been scheduled. [posted 1/17]

Can anyone confirm? 


Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wake Forest University - TT Asst. Professor - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English, Renaissance Literature

The English department at Wake Forest University is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Renaissance literature to begin in July 2013 with emphasis on non-dramatic poetry in the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and possibly Caroline periods. Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching and research and a strong commitment to both. Ph.D. or ABD required. Teaching load is 9 courses over two years, with courses ranging from small first-year writing seminars to advanced electives and MA-level courses. Salary competitive. For information about the Department of English, go to www.wfu.edu/english.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Applicants should apply on-line at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com, A cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Scott Klein, Chair, Department of English. Also submit on-line your vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample, preferably published and of article length. Confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to english@wfu.edu. Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than October 22 at 5:00 pm. EOE/AA

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/11 (email) x2

MLA interview scheduled: 11/26 (via email)

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/11 (email)

  • 1/9: Is that an actual rejection on 1/5, or a date for campus interview scheduled in the wrong spot?  
  • or did the post-MLA rejection indicate they were going with others for campus visits?
  • Sorry for the confusion.  The campus interview was scheduled on the 5th.  I've corrected it above and below. 

Campus interview scheduled: 1/5 (via email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/1

Offer accepted: 2/13

NOTES:

10/22: The online application form is a bit time consuming: in addition to uploading your documents, it asks you to fill out various forms about your employment and educational history, etc. It also requires you to enter your "desired salary." It only accepts numbers, so you can't put in "negotiable."

I really liked the fact that in Education Background only the High School section was marked (*) as compulsory.

Washburn University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor of Early Modern Literature/Shakespeare - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Washburn University’s English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English in the field of Early Modern British Literature (1500-1660), with an emphasis in Shakespeare, to join a vital undergraduate Literature program beginning August 2013 (pending availability of funds). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship and must have earned a Ph.D. by the time of appointment (ABD considered for non-tenure track Lecturer with conversion to tenure track Assistant Professor upon completion of Ph.D). As part of a four-course per semester teaching load, the position comprises teaching undergraduate literature courses in the major and core curriculum and composition courses in the core curriculum. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach a wide array of composition courses including developmental, first-year, and advanced composition. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, as is the willingness to advise and mentor students. Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 150+ English majors. Please send copies (Word or PDF) of letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarship, copies of transcripts, and three letters of references to Dr. Danny Wade, Chair, Department of English, by e-mail to English@washburn.edu.

Application review begins December 15, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check. Washburn University is an EOE.

HR Job Description

Deadline: December 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [yes, see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Anyone heard anything from Washburn? Know if they're interviewing at MLA?
  • No word yet, but that's not surprising given that the appilcations were due just before winter break. Doubt there would be any MLA interviews.
  • Washburn does not interview at MLA but will contact short-listed candidates by phone to set up reference calls.
  • Any idea about a timeframe, though?
  • Does anyone have a clue as to what is going on with the search? I know that it is "funding pending," so I am beginning to wonder if the search has been suspend.
  • 1/30: Phone call, asking for permission to contact references. (x2)
  • 3/12: Has anyone heard anything more about this one? My references report that they did, indeed, receive phone calls from Washburn, but I haven't heard anything else since then.
  • Campus visits have been scheduled. [posted 3/27]
  • 4/12: Offer has been made and accepted.

Westminster College (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of English, British Renaissance Lit.- OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Westminster College seeks an Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in British Renaissance literature (background in Shakespeare preferred) and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at a small liberal arts college. The position is tenure-track, beginning August, 2013. Ph.D. is required at start date. Teaching load (4/4) will include composition, Introduction to Literature, Survey of British Literature to 1800, and Shakespeare. A willingness to contribute to the Westminster Seminar, our first year student program, is required and the ability to teach the first half of a World Literature survey course would be a plus. For details logon to: http://www.westminster-mo.edu/EXPLORE/OFFICES/BUSINESS/HR/JOBS/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx Send letter of application, c.v., teaching statement and 3 confidential letters of recommendation to: Dr. Debra Brenegan, Chair, Department of English, Westminster College, Fulton, MO 65251. Postmark by November 1 for full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone in January 2013. Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: (mail, 12/6) x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: Skpe interview scheduled for post-MLA date (12/07) x2

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 by phone

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/5

Offer accepted: 2/20

NOTES:

Yale University - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Renaissance-1900 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Renaissance-1900

The Department of Comparative Literature intends to make a tenure track appointment beginning July 1, 2013. We look for comparatists who work in more than one literary tradition, with an emphasis on continental Europe in any genre (poetry, drama, narrative) from the Renaissance to 1900. Additional expertise in a non-European language and literature very welcome. Ph.D. by July 1 2013 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a brief dissertation abstract, letters of reference, and a writing sample (25-page max) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1869 , directed to European Literature Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.

Deadline: 1 Nov

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Really nice rejection email from David Quint:

"I regret this impersonal mailing, especially since it carries the
disappointing news that we will not be asking you for an interview at
MLA.   We had a very large number of applicants, and had to choose
among many qualified and interesting candidates.  We finally arriving
at a shortlist of something less than 7 % of the total.  We then ranked
this reduced list, cutting it at the number we felt we could reasonably
interview. 

After reviewing so much work being done in Comparative Literature, I
can affirm that the field appears vibrant and varied, disciplined and
innovative.  For the sake of literature and its continual renewal in
our society, we wish you the very best in your scholarship and
especially in your teaching." [posted 12/21]

MLA interview scheduled

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Comparative page notes campus interview scheduled "1/13"

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anybody heard from them about this? --> Comparative page notes MLA interview scheduled, 12/11

Also posted at Comparative 2013

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term Appointments Edit

American University (DC) - Asst. Professor (2 Year Replacement) - Renaissance Lit. - POSITION NOT FUNDEDEdit

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks to hire a two-year replacement Assistant Professor with expertise in Renaissance literature and Shakespeare. Successful candidates will be able to teach upper-level courses in Shakespeare and literature of the English and/or European Renaissance, survey courses in British literature and a range of General Education courses. Ability to teach a survey of literary theory course to undergraduates is a plus. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Applications should include a cover letter that describes research and teaching interests, a CV, and a writing sample in English, as well as three letters of recommendation sent directly by scholars familiar with your research and teaching. PhD is required at time of appointment. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Position to start August 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically as an email attachment in .pdf format to Catherine Johnson at cjohnson@american.edu. You may also send them by mail to Jonathan Loesberg, Chair, Department of Literature, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20016-8047. Please direct any questions to Prof. Loesberg at jloesbe@american.edu. For best consideration applications should be received by November 15, 2012.

American University is an AA/EEO institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL - 10/12/2012

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 12/7 MLA Interview via phone

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • 5/17 email from the Literature chair: "I regret to say that the position for which we advertised was not, in the event, funded."

Gustavus Adolphus College - 2 yr. VAP - pre-19th C. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a two-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Pre-19th Century British Literature in the Department of English to begin September 1, 2013.

We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

The teaching load will be six semester courses and an experiential January Interim Experience course on a topic in the candidate's area of interest. Primary responsibilities will include early British survey, Shakespeare, and Language and Society, as well as other major and general education courses.

Please send letter of application, CV, three letters of professional reference, transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and syllabi and sample assignments for one early British survey and one upper level English course to:

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

Application information is also available at: http://www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Rebecca Fremo at rtfremo@gustavus.edu. All applications will be acknowledged. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 5/1/2013)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 5/21 (via email for phone or Skype interview)

Campus interview scheduled: 6/10

Offer made: 6/25

Offer accepted: 6/28

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Plan to bring top choice to campus in late June, make hire shortly after.

Also posted at British Open 2013

Knox College - Visiting Assistant Professor of EnglishEdit

Location:  Illinois

Employment Level:  Non tenure track

Website:  http://www.knox.edu

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2013

Category:  English/ literature

Employment Status:  Full-time

The English Department at Knox College invites applications for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension, for a Visiting Assistant Professor in early modern literature with strong interest in Shakespeare. Secondary fields are desirable, and PhD must be in hand or near completion. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching in a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, international student body.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi or teaching portfolio, writing sample, and three letters of reference to Nicholas Regiacorte, Department of English, Knox College, Galesburg IL 61401; or as ONE pdf (exclusive of letters) to nregiaco@knox.edu. Applications should be received by May 31, 2013. Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of background check.

In keeping with its 177-year tradition of equal opportunity, Knox particularly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

Chronicle of Higher Ed - 5/03/2013

Deadline: May 31, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Postdoctoral Associate (Online Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Job Description:  POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Literature Section, to work with faculty on the creation of online resources for Shakespeare study, working in close collaboration with MIT's Global Shakespeares Video and Performance Archive. Will assist in curricular design and assessment, teaching, etc.

Job Requirements:  REQUIRED: ability to work both collaboratively and independently; a keen ability to interpret texts, video, etc., and to research/provide film clips, annotations, etc.; strong interpersonal and organization skills; and the ability to meet expected deadlines. Experience in Shakespeare-focused teaching is strongly desired. Prefer an individual with a Ph.D. or a Ph.D. candidate with a focus on Shakespeare or early modern literature. This is a temporary, one-year position. Job #10247. 7/5/13.

Online Application Form.

Deadline: ? [posted 07/05/13 at HigherEdJobs.com]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 7/18

NOTES:

McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) - 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Studies of Early Modern Europe  - PHONE INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas at McGill University seeks two postdoctoral fellows in Studies in Early Modern Europe. One will have a demonstrable research interest in the public life of arts and ideas (A). The other will have a demonstrable research interest in Digital Humanities (B). The Fellows will join a large, international, interdisciplinary research project entitled, “Forms of Conversion: Religion, Culture, and Cognitive Ecologies in Early Modern Europe and its Worlds.” “Forms of Conversion” will study how early modern Europeans changed their confessional, political, social, and sexual identities. It will consider how these subjective changes interrelated with broader transformations in early modernity—the geopolitical reorientation of Europe in light of emerging relations with Islam and the Americas; the rethinking of the knowledge of Antiquity and the Middle Ages; the reimagining of God. By examining forms of conversion across disciplinary boundaries as a network of movements and transformations, the project will develop an understanding of religious, cultural, and cognitive change that will provide a new account of early modernity and a foundation for a renewed understanding of the present age. Members of the team include scholars in Art, Architectural, Literary, Music, and Theatre History, History of Religion, History of Cognition and Emotion, Social and Intellectual History, and Digital Humanities.

The start date for the year-long positions is August 1, 2013. There is the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates will have a PhD in a field consonant with “Forms of Conversion,” a research program relevant to the central interests of the project, and a record of work in one of the two fellowship tracks. The Fellows will work on their own research program, collaborate with colleagues in an interdisciplinary context, and may have opportunities to teach courses in their areas of specialty. Fellow A will also take part in the development of the project’s program of public outreach, education, and exchange and serve on the project’s Education Advisory Committee. Fellow B will take part in the development of the project’s Digital Humanities infrastructure and serve on the project’s Management Committee. Fellowship stipends will be approximately $40,000CDN per annum, plus travel and research support. Applications, consisting of a description of research program, writing sample, and CV must be sent by email (.pdf attachments only) by April 5, 2013 to Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, McGill University at Conversion.IPLAI@McGill.ca. Please indicate clearly whether you wish to be considered for the A or B track. Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address by the April 5 deadline. Candidates should ask referees to include the candidate’s name on the subject line of the email.

Note that these Postdoctoral Fellowships are subject to funding

Printable version available here.

Deadline: April 5, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - VAP, British Lit. / Shakespeare Edit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in British Literature for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

Teach 4 courses per semester--freshman composition, sophomore literature, and upper division literature, including Shakespeare. PhD required.

Job Duties: Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu by March 15, 2013. Application materials must include: (a) statement of teaching philosophy; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) graduate transcripts; and (d) three letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to Michelle Harmon, Administrative Assistant, TAMU-CC, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5813 Corpus Christi, TX 78412.

For more information about application submissions, contact Michelle Harmon at michelle.harmon@tamucc.edu. More information about the Department can be found at: http://cla.tamucc.edu/english.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at British Open 2013

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) - Two-Year Visiting Fellowship in History of the Material TextEdit

The UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies announces two two-year visiting positions in History of the Material Text, to be housed in the Departments of History and English, respectively. These positions are designed to enable participation in the life of the Center and the appropriate Department, as well as fuller use of the riches of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Special Collections of the UCLA Libraries. We seek scholars of early modern studies (16th-18th centuries), broadly defined, whose expertise includes but is not limited to book history, history of the material text, and print cultures, in Europe and beyond. Applicants should have received their doctorates in the last six years (no earlier than July 1, 2007 and no later than September 30, 2013).

Visiting fellows will teach two courses per year in their respective Department, one of which would be at the Clark Library. Fellows are also expected to make a substantive contribution to the Center’s working groups and other research initiatives. Fellows will receive a stipend of $50,000 per year, plus benefits for the fellow and dependents and a $3000 research fund.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae,20-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Barbara Fuchs, Director, Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, 310 Royce Hall Box 951404, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 90095-1404 

Letters of recommendation may also be submitted electronically to: c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu

Application dossiers are due by Feb. 1, 2013.

MLA JIL 12/28/12

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter: 3/27 (via email)

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any additional news? (4/1)

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2013 and Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13

University of Essex - Lecturer in Book History (or other) [Department of History] - 3 yr. Fixed-Term Appt.Edit

The Department of History has a strong reputation for innovative teaching and research excellence; we were ranked second in the UK in RAE 2008. We wish to make a three-year fixed-term appointment to replace Professor James Raven while he takes up a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship from 1 September 2013.

The post-holder will teach at undergraduate and MA level, engage in research of the highest standard and undertake required administrative duties. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D., have relevant teaching experience, and be able to make a full submission to REF 2014 with outputs at level 3 or 4. The post is open to applicants working on any period from the 15th to the 19th century; preference may be given to those working on the history of the book, the history of the Enlightenment, or local history.

Salary: £37,382 per annum

Closing date: 11 March 2013

Please use the link below to make an application and for further details about this job (ref. ACR869). Visit our website: www.essex.ac.uk for information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588.

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Deadline: 11 March 2013

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University of New Hampshire - pre-1800 British literature, Lecturer - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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

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

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

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

MLA JIL 3/1/13

Deadline: March 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): Skype interviews for finalists scheduled by email on 4/9; Skype interview scheduled by phone on 4/10

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 4/19 (Received letter from search chair explaining offer had been made to another person)

Offer accepted: 5/6

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Also posted at Medieval 2013 and British Open 2013

University of Oxford - St John's College - Publishers and Writers in Shakespeare’s EnglandEdit

One-year Reseach Associate on the 'Publishers and Writers in Shakespeare's England', to begin 1 Oct. 2013

Project is "a study of the economics of book production in early modern England, exploring the relationship between publishing, writing, and social status."

"The successful applicant will have a doctorate in early modern English history or literature, with particular reference to print culture and book history (applications will be considered from candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis by the date of the appointment). He or she will be numerate, know how to use a database, generate spreadsheets and keep good records of calculations, be capable of detailed examination of type and settings of early modern books and able to work independently. The Research Associate will also contribute to the project’s development in other respects, by assisting with the preparation of a monograph and by drafting applications for developing and funding the project beyond 2014."

Deadline: 26 Apr. 2013 - HARDCOPY APPLICATIONS ONLY.

  • Intend to interview week beginning 20 May.

Deadline: April 26

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University of Saint Joseph (CT) - Visiting Fellow of Renaissance Lit. -- OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a Fellow in Renaissance Literature for the 2013-2014 academic year. The appointment is a one year appointment as a Visiting Lecturer. Interested candidates should be at the ABD-level and must be able to teach Shakespeare and college composition. The fellow will teach five courses during the academic year and he/she will deliver a public lecture on his/her scholarly work. Secondary interest in early women writers preferred.

Send cover letter and c.v. to the Human Resources Department, English Department Search, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. The University of Saint Joseph, located midway between Boston and New York City, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population while maintaining a strong commitment to developing the potential of women.

For further information about the college, please visit us at http://www.usj.edu. University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D) that values diversity; people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chronicle - see also http://www.usj.edu/about/employment/faculty/visiting-lecturer-or-assistant-professor-renaissance-english.html

Deadline: ? [not stated - position posted in Chronicle 1/14/13]

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Offer made: 3/25 (Phone)

Offer accepted:

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3/25 reply to email inquiry stating that they are "in the final stages" of the search

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

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

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

MLA JIL 2/15/13

Deadline: April 1

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  • Also posted at Medieval 2013 and Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13
  • They've received approximately 150 applications and expect to announce their decision by mid-late May.
  • Emailed the Director today (5/20) and received word back that "The Committee met late last week and chose a candidate."

York University (Toronto, Canada) - 2 year Sessional Assistant Professor - Renaissance LiteratureEdit

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a two-year Sessional Assistant Professor position teaching Renaissance Literature and Shakespeare. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English, demonstrable expertise in Renaissance Literature and Shakespeare, and experience teaching Renaissance Literature at the university level. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly research in the field and be able to demonstrate considerable range in Renaissance poetry, prose, and drama. She/he will be expected to teach introductory survey and upper-level courses and seminars in the field and in British literature of other periods.

This contractually limited appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent. The start date for this position is July 1, 2013. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and three confidential letters of recommendation through Interfolio via the link above or by mail to Professor Jonathan Warren, Chair, Department of English, 208B Stong College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Please include a personal statement and a writing sample in your application package.

Interfolio Link: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20786

MLA JIL - 11/21/2012

Deadline: February 15, 2013

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Q: Does anyone know what a "personal statement" is?

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

ABD (early):

ABD (will finish this academic year): 20

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Contract, post-doc): 17

Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment): 4

Assistant Professor: 10

Associate Professor: 1

Full Professor:

Lurker: 3

Total: 55<-- please remember to update total!

GenreEdit

Please indicate which genre you primarily work in.

Drama: 12

Poetry: 2

Prose: 3

More Than One Genre: 26

MLA Interview Statistics Edit

4+ MLA interviews: 3

2+ MLA interviews: 8

1 MLA interview: 6

0 MLA interviews with 15+ applications sent: 8

2+ Non-MLA interviews: 3

1 Non-MLA interview: 5

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