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Wiki Page for Academic Positions in Early Modern English Literature (including Shakespeare) that begin in 2014.

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

Ball State University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor - Early Modern Renaissance Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track faculty position available August 15, 2014. Responsibilities: teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Modern/Renaissance and Medieval literature, including Shakespeare; teaching a wide range of courses in English; publishing scholarship in area of specialization; directing graduate student research; participating in service activities. Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate in English or related discipline by August 1, 2014, with specialization in Early Modern/Renaissance Literature; record of effective teaching at the college or university level; record of publications and/or presentation in area of specialization. Preferred qualifications: demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the following—Medieval literature, drama and/or performance studies, critical/literary theory; research and teaching experience in digital humanities and/or emerging media contexts in order to develop immersive-learning opportunities.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract or prospectus, and unofficial copy of graduate transcripts preferably to: engsearch@bsu.edu with Early Modern/Renaissance Literature in Subject line or to: Early Modern Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. (Fax: 765-285-3765) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (http://www.bsu.edu). Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

https://apply.interfolio.com/25030

MLA JIL 05/16/14

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 5/28/2014 

Request for additional materials: 5/30 (x3)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 6/4 (x2) (Skype via phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 7/1 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: 6/20

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 7/2

NOTES:

  • Did they ever make an offer?
  • According to the rejection email I got earlier this week, they were planning on making the offer soon

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

  • See full post at Medieval 2014
  • From Medieval page: "Campus interview scheduled: x1 (2/26)"

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

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

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

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

Interfolio link posted 4/15: https://apply.interfolio.com/24934

MLA JIL 4/25/14

Deadline: 5/21 (per Interfolio)

Acknowledgment received:  4/29

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 5/21 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Search Committee Chair, here. Obviously, the timing of this search is a bit strange: not many schools run TT searches that begin in late April. But, we had one of our Brit Lit profs announce her departure recently, so we have begun this search ASAP (as soon as we got through the various steps to receive official approval for the search). You will notice the ad says "review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled." I never quite knew what this sort of language meant when I was on the job market, but in this case we plan to move as quickly as possible with the search. We understand many of you are nearing the end of your semester--a particularly busy time for us all--but please do try to submit application materials as promptly as is feasible (the search will be using Interfolio's ByCommittee system, so you will need to wait for the JIL ad to appear, then apply through the Interfolio link). For our part, we will attempt to keep you updated on the search's progress via this space (I will post updates on the British Open 2014 page). Though it can be difficult to predict a search timeline, we hope to conduct Skype interviews during May, with campus interviews to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here or to email me at dcolson@emporia.edu. 
  • Interfolio link now posted: https://apply.interfolio.com/24934
  • NOTE from British Open 2014: "Official deadline is 5/21 (as noted above), but I strongly encourage all applicants to submit materials ASAP. The review process is well underway and the SC will be meeting next week to select candidates for Skype interviews. [posted 5/15]"

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

Faculty Tenure-Track 9 mo.

English

Regional Campus

[Job #994757]

Stark Campus North Canton, Ohio

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

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

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

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

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

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Jan. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • Phone interviews posted on Medieval and Generalist pages: phone interviews scheduled 2/18 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/3 (x 2)

Rejection (after campus interview): 5/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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

Lincoln University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor (British Lit. incl. Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

POSITION N5-111

This professor will teach courses in the area of British literature, including Shakespeare, as well as Composition courses. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

An earned PhD in British Literature is highly preferred. ABD Candidates in British Literature may be considered.

Please submit completed LU application, cover letter, three letters of recommendation specific to this position and transcripts by March 31, 2014.

This is a tenure track position.

Application Information

Postal Address:   Linda Welch, Human Resources, Lincoln University, 820 Chestnut, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Online App. Form: https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/human-resource-services/employment-application

Email Address:  welchl@lincolnu.edu

Higheredjobs.com

Deadline: March 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5/22 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Phone interview scheduled 4/13 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [OFFER ACCEPTED posted May 20]

NOTES:

Also posted at British Open 2014

Mercer University (GA) - TT Asst., Medieval Lit. (+ pref. for Shakespeare/16th c. Lit.)Edit

  • See full post at Medieval 2014
  • The department is definitely searching for a medievalist. Shakespeare or 16th century are just possible secondary fields of interest. 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Assistant Professor of English: Specialist in Early British LiteratureEdit

Teach Comp I and Comp II as well as courses in early British literature and world literature, which may include, according to qualifications and department need, English Literature to 1800, Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, History of the English Language, Mythology, World Literature, and Masterpieces of the World Novel. Additional responsibilities include student advising, plus participation in program assessment and curriculum development. Doctorate required.

Postal Address:

Dr. Mike Knedler
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva, OK 73717
Phone: 580-327-8590

Online App. Form: http://www.nwosu.edu/job-openings

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at British Open 2014

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

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

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

Department Name: (Department of English Literature and Linguistics)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Documents

1. Current Curriculum Vitae

2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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

4. Academic transcript of the Highest Qualification

5. Any additional documentation deemed relevant to the application Benefits

1. A three-year renewable contract.

2. Salary is commensurate with experience.

3. Tax-free salary.

4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.

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

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

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

8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.

9. End-of-contract indemnity.

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

Closing Date: May 31, 2014

Posted at the Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2014

Texas A&M University Kingsville - TT Assistant Professor of English - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Job Summary: Assistant Professor of English (tenure track), beginning Fall 2014.

PROVIDE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Job Responsibilities: Teach four sections each fall and spring semester. Courses include first-year composition, sophomore literature, and upper level courses in the early modern period, including a required Shakespeare course. Will remain active in research, professional development, and service to the university and profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in English with specialization in Renaissance/Early Modern English literature in hand by time of appointment.
  • Aptitude in general education teaching, including first-year composition and sophomore literature.
  • Ability to teach required Shakespeare course.
  • Additional secondary areas of expertise complementary to program needs.
  • Candidates must have 18 graduate credit hours for every field in which the teaching.

Application Information

Contact:  Texas A&M University Kingsville

Online App. Form  

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): phone interview 3/31x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/12 (Phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: (heard from SC that offer was made, 4/28)

Offer accepted: 5/1

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard about campus visits? They'd said they would be happening last week and this week... [posted 4/19]
  • During the interview, they seemed very keen to move on this quickly, however I've also heard nothing. [posted 04/21]

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

Reference -GG32042

Closing date – 24 February 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 24 Feb. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/25

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Medieval 2014

University of Chicago - Full Professor of Early Modern British LiteratureEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for a full professorship from distinguished scholars who have published extensively on Shakespeare and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British literature in an interdisciplinary context, with particular focus on animal studies and gender, sexuality, and queer studies.

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 01975. No application materials will be accepted after January 10, 2014. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Oxford (UK) - Merton Professorship of English Literature (c. 1500-1700)Edit

The University of Oxford is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the Merton Professorship of English Literature. The Merton Professor will play a leading role in researching and teaching post-Chaucerian English literature. The Faculty of English Language and Literature seeks applications from colleagues working in the field of early modern English literature (broadly conceived as c. 1500–1700). The successful candidate will be a scholar of the highest international standing, with an outstanding record of research and publication in early modern literature, the ability to teach and inspire students at all levels, and the ability and willingness to undertake senior administrative duties. She or he will play a central role in graduate teaching within the Faculty. The Professor will also possess proven leadership qualities. She or he will be ready to assume a senior role within the administration of the Faculty; to represent the Faculty within the University; and to promote the entire range of early modern literary study in Oxford, as well as stimulating interest in the subject within the academic community and beyond. Deadline for applications: Tuesday 27 May 2014. For more details about the post and full application instructions, see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp/.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24993

MLA JIL 05/09/14

Deadline: 27 May

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

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

York College, CUNY - Assistant/Associate Professor - British Literature (pre-1900s-fields incl. Early Modern) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Department of English

Job ID: 9948

York College/CUNY

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of English at York College/CUNY invites applications for British Literature (pre-1900s). We invite applicants working in any area of pre-twentieth century British Literature and are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching reflects an interest in digital humanities.

The successful candidate will also have the ability to teach British Literature, including Early Modern and/or 17th-18th century, as well as general education courses in literature and writing.

To begin September 1, 2014, candidates must have an earned doctorate, in hand, by that date. York is a senior college of the City University of New York located in southeast Queens.

QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. in literature or related field is required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching may be possible.

HOW TO APPLY Candidates for faculty positions should minimally provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. Additional requirements may appear below.

Please submit your application online through this job board as follows:

  • - Go to http://www.cuny.edu and click on Employment
  • - Select "Apply Now" then create or login to a user account and provide the requested information.
  • - Click on Job Postings on CUNYfirst
  • - Click Search job listings
  • - Click on More search options
  • - Search by Job Opening ID number 9948
  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and sample publication or researched writing, and contact information for three references. Please upload these as ONE document in rtf, doc, or pdf format.

CLOSING DATE: March 11, 2014

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24441

MLA JIL 2/14/14

Deadline: March 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): x3 (Skype) [posted 3/28]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 4/16]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 5/12

Offer accepted: 5/19

NOTES:

Also posted at British Open 2014

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

Albion College - Asst. Professor, Medieval Literature and Early Modern Drama (incl. Shakespeare) -- SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

PhD required. Candidates must have broad intellectual interests, experience teaching both literature and writing, and a record of scholarly activity. Teaching responsibilities include a survey course of early British literature, composition, and advanced seminars in medieval literature and in early modern drama including Shakespeare. The English Department has a long-term commitment to diversity in the curriculum and its faculty and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. 3/3 teaching load. Please email letter of application, including statement of teaching philosophy, and current cv with the names and contact information for three references to Search Committee, c/o saikins@albion.edu no later than November 15, 2013. Will interview at MLA.

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1300 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. For more information about Albion College, please visit http://www.albion.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23141

MLA JIL 09/27/13

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/14, 11/11 (email x2)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • This school listed almost this same listing in 2008. I remember applying for it.
  • If you know, was the search successful? 
  • I don't remember if the search was successful or not. That year was awful because the financial crisis hit that fall. Many searches were canceled or failed. I had four interviews that year, and three of the four canceled their searches.
  • I believe the search was successful, and the person they hired moved laterally to another school last year.
  • I just got an email from the chair that this search has been cancelled. Here's the email: (X2)
  • "Let me thank you again for your interest in our advertised position in medieval literature and early modern drama.  Unfortunately, we recently learned of a colleague’s upcoming resignation, a serious change in a small department like ours.  As a result, our department has formally requested that the search be suspended this year while we consider how best to shape the curriculum for the future. I am deeply sorry that you have lost the time you spent on crafting material for us, and I wish you all the best with your job search this year.  Regards, Ian MacInnes, professor and chair of English, Albion College" [posted 26 Nov.]

American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) - Faculty Position in Early Modern British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The American University of Sharjah, an internationally ranked and accredited American-style university of 6000 students in the United Arab Emirates, seeks a full-time faculty member, pending budgetary approval, with a background in Early Modern (c.1500-c.1800) British Literature to teach courses in Shakespeare and pre-modern drama, Early Modern British Literature, Writing for academic purposes, and other General Education courses, in the Department of English. The Department of English is especially interested in candidates demonstrating a secondary interest in Film, Gender, or Cultural Studies.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a record of excellent teaching, active scholarly publication, and a commitment to productive institutional service. The University is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. As a university formed on American models, AUS will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application (including a statement of teaching experience and research interests), curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu

Completed applications received by December 10, 2013 will be given priority consideration.

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the U.S. Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 3/18

NOTES:

  • Second-round interviews with a Dean are scheduled for 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/19, 2/20, & 2/21 in Washington DC. Does anyone know if they offer campus visits?
  • Answer: no, they'll make an offer after the DC interviews.

Arcadia University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Early Modern Lit / Shakespeare / Theory) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Arcadia University seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of English beginning in the fall semester 2014. Ph.D preferred. Areas of expertise should include Shakespeare and Early Modern English literature and critical theory. Secondary areas include 18th century English literature or Modernism and Post-Modernism. Also, the candidate should have experience teaching academic writing courses and introductory and intermediate literature courses. MLA interviews available.

To apply, please visit: https://arcadia.peopleadmin.com/postings/454 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and phone numbers of three professional references, in addition to the employment application.

For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by: November 4, 2013

Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. As an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer, Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 4, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/13

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/26 (MLA) x 2, 11/27

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Heard from a member of the committee that an offer had been made to their #1 candidate (2/28)

Offer accepted: 4/12 (I'm not the candidate, but this was confirmed to me by committee)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Arkansas Tech University - TT Asst. Professor (16th-18th c. British Lit) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning mid-August 2014. Ph.D. preferred, ABD required. Any area of specialization will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach 16th-18th-century British literature. Secondary specializations of interest include technical writing, film studies, TESOL, and world literatures. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to general education instruction, including composition.

Arkansas Tech is a mid-sized liberal arts university emphasizing teaching (4/4 load) and undergraduate education. Graduate programs include M.A. in English, M.A. in TESOL, Master of Liberal Arts, and M.Ed. in English Education. Closing date is November 11, 2013. Send letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Susan Poznar, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English and World Languages, Witherspoon 142, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR 72801. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. AA/EOE

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 11, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/17

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • 2/7, according to Restoration/18th c. page.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/11

Offer accepted: 3/12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2014 and British Open 2014

NOTE from British Open page: "+Contacting references of shortlisted candidates in January; interviews scheduled late January/early February. [posted 12/30]"

Baruch College, CUNY - TT Assistant Professor, Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Baruch College of the City University of New York seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at the Assistant Professor Rank. We welcome applications of all methodological approaches, especially applicants with an interest in critical theory, gender, and/or sexuality. Successful candidates must have a strong record of teaching and research, and be able to establish a distinguished record of scholarship. Teaching responsibilities include advanced undergraduate courses within the field, as well as general education courses in writing or world literatures. QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The successful candidate must have completed the Ph.D. no later than August 2014. COMPENSATION CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS JOB BOARD*

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and dossier with three letters of recommendation, an article-length writing sample, and evidence of excellent teaching by e-mail to:

english.searchShRen@baruch.cuny.edu

- OR -

by mail to: Search Committee Chair, Shakespeare and Renaissance Literatures, Department of English, Baruch College, Box 7-240, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Application materials must be received by November 8th, 2013; interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Chicago.

CUNY Job Announcement

See also: https://apply.interfolio.com/23461

Posted in MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: November 8, 2013

Acknowledgment received:  10/30

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/16 (MLA) (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16 (via email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Rejection letter by mail stating that position has been filled; 500 applicants (3/21)

Baylor University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor, Seventeenth Century Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Tracking ID#: F009577

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Seventeenth Century Literature

QUALIFICATIONS: Seventeenth Century English Literature, tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall 2014. The Department of English seeks a dynamic scholar to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Primary expertise may be in poetry, prose, or drama, but the successful candidate should be conversant in more than one genre. The candidate should be an active scholar-teacher, with the Ph.D in hand at the start of the appointment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses Seventeenth Century Literature and will be expected to maintain a continuous research and publication agenda.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2013 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2013.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to: Dr. Dianna Vitanza, Department Chair, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97404, Waco, Texas 76798-7404, 254-710-1768. Materials may be submitted electronically to: Julie_Sherrod@Baylor.edu

Baylor HR

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/1 

Request for Additional Materials: 

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview [12/02] x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Feb. 2014

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

11/11: Request to complete Personal Data Sheet and return it to the department.

11/13: Did anyone else have trouble writing this?  

  • Yes. It's definitely not the sort of document most of us already have prepped!

Do any of you have a sense of whether that Data Sheet was sent to everyone, or can it be considered a hopeful gesture?

  • -- It's a Data Sheet--it was almost certainly sent to everyone.
  • Well, I didn't get one and I put in my application in October, so it's possible that it's a hopeful sign for you. Good luck!
  • It arrived via snail-mail and was in my department box, so it might be it's still coming. 

Bethune-Cookman University (FL) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Early Modern) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • According to Generalist page: "12/5 x2 for 12/16 (Skype)"
  • From Generalist page: "Campus interview scheduled: requested via email 12/30"

California State University, Dominguez Hills - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Shakespeare and Early Modern Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

CSU Dominguez Hills announces a tenure-track position in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature, especially poetry, beginning in Fall 2014. Minimum qualifications: ABD in English or allied field; the Ph.D. must be completed by the end of the appointment’s first year.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience and/or research emphasis in one or more of the following is desirable: gender and sexuality studies, post-colonial approaches, history of the book, and/or multi-media studies. Demonstrated record of excellent teaching in areas of academic preparation. Professional experience that demonstrates ability to work with and teach non-traditional students. Demonstrated record of administrative service.

The normal teaching load is four courses per semester. To apply, please go to http://www.csudh.edu/employment (position #2228). In addition to filling out the standard online application, applicants must upload a cover letter and c.v. as a single document. After a first screening of applicants, three (3) recent letters of recommendation may be requested. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Ed Zoerner, Department Chair, english@csudh.edu. Deadline: November 1, 2013

https://apply.interfolio.com/23257

MLA JIL 10/04/13

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/7; 10/13; 11/22 x3

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 x5

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): [12/4] (MLA) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Clark University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Shakespeare and Early Modern Lit.) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Clark University, which offers the B.A. and M.A. degrees, seeks a specialist in Shakespeare and Early Modern literature and theory for a tenure-track position at the assistant level, beginning in late August 2014. The ideal candidate would be familiar with the recent widening of the field to represent non-English “others” and to include the study of non-traditional texts; we frame the position to address three overlapping areas: drama and dramaturgy (the genre aspect of the field); Early Modern English theater, poetry, and prose (the period aspect); and critical race and gender studies (the theoretical aspect). The position carries a 2/2 load. Candidates should forward a dossier that includes at least three letters of recommendation, a c.v., and two writing samples. Applications will be acknowledged by e-mail. Reviewing of applications will begin October 10th. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15. All materials should be sent to earlymodernsearch@clarku.edu .

Clark University is committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, students, and staff with the conviction that such an environment catalyzes learning and cultivates ethical, well-informed, and well-prepared citizens. To this end, we are especially interested in qualified candidates whose research, teaching, and service reflect active engagement with varied perspectives and constituencies. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university, and we strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22394

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/28, 12/2 (for materials received 11/15)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/19 (nicest rejection e-mail ever) x3; 3/31 (after receiving 12/19 rejection, too)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA 12/16 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/16

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

After my rejection email yesterday, I received an email this morning acknowledging my resume and providing me with an Applicant Data Sheet. That rejection email was the NICEST, though, so I'm not even mad. (x1)

Naive Question: I received the Applicant Data sheet/resume acknowledgment (12/20) and the department secretary had previously contacted me (11/4) to inform me that my CV did not upload, but I was neither called for MLA nor received a nice rejection letter. What does that mean? (This is my first go on the market)

Clemson University (SC) - Asst. Professor, Late Medieval (incl. expertise in Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • From Medieval 2014: "12/6 (x3) (MLA)"
  • From Medieval page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 (x1)"
  • Offer Accepted on 2/5, according to Medieval page.

Cleveland State University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern Non-Dramatic Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in early modern non-dramatic English literature, at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 18, 2014. Secondary specialization in poetics, early modern religion, feminism/gender studies or other theoretical approaches, preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach our survey of early British literature as well as a range of intermediate and advanced courses in early modern poetry and/or prose. Teaching will be at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including opportunities to direct MA theses. The successful candidate will be expected to carry on an active research program and to contribute to department and university service. Position is contingent upon maintaining existing levels of funding from the state.

Job Requirements: Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature by July 1, 2014, with a specialization in non-dramatic English literature of the 16th and/or 17th centuries; ability to teach a one-semester survey of British literature from the middle ages to the 18th century; evidence of research promise in the form of publications, conferences, and other demonstrations.

Preferred Qualifications: Record of scholarly achievement in the field of 16th/17th century English literature. Demonstrated teaching success. Ability to teach courses in early modern poetry. Secondary specialization in poetics, early modern religion, feminism/gender studies or other theoretical approaches.

Applications: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at: http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52741. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. You will be asked to complete name and contact information, and upload the following documents: (a) letter of application (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching philosophy, and (d) names and contact information of 3 references

https://apply.interfolio.com/22939

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2013 (from job's HR application site)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/26 x 2

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/28/14

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • This ad doesn't mention teaching load, but a friend who teaches at CSU tells me it's expected to be 2/3 next fall (it's been 2/2, but the administration is renegotiating teaching and service expectations).
  • Q: Does anyone know who the applications should be addressed to? I can't even find out who the department chair is. Bizarre.
  • A: Have you considered "Dear Members of the Search Committee"? (Always worked for me.) How to address a business letter to a fairly specific group of people is not one of the great mysteries of the world.
  • This response is unfortunately snarky.  I think the op was saying that it's unusual not to have the dept.'s chair clearly noted online, which is true.  It may indicate that the dept. lacks appropriate attention to the norms of academic discourse, which, if this unprofessional response is from the dept. (as the ip address suggests is possible), may indeed be the case.  
  • Original answerer here. No, I'm not affiliated with Cleveland State. I apologize for the snarky tone: my point was just that this isn't the kind of thing worth fretting over--whom you address your cover letter to isn't make-or-break, and there's always a safe, generic option. But out of curiosity, I Googled the English Department, and the chair is indeed listed, though you have to scroll down a bit.
  • My references have been contacted. Is this true for all applicants?
  • I think so; I included the Interfolio email address for each of my recs, and Interfolio emailed immediately telling me that I had items for CSU waiting to be checked out.
  • Mine, too - through Interfolio. My guess is that it's automatic when they receive the application.

College at Brockport, SUNY - Early Modern Literature (Shakespeare/Drama), Assistant Professor - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The College at Brockport, SUNY, seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor of British Early Modern literature, with particular expertise in Shakespeare, with dramatic literature as a preferred secondary interest. Duties include teaching three courses each semester (graduate and undergraduate), regular publication, service to the department and college, advisement of undergraduate majors, and direction of MA theses/projects.

Required: Ph.D. in English or related field, ABD candidates must earn their doctoral degree within six months of appointment date; record of teaching success; record of scholarship in British Early Modern literature; evidence of potential for continued publication; and potential for increasing the diversity of the curriculum, student body or faculty through teaching/mentoring or research activities. Preferred: evidence of successful teaching and scholarship in dramatic literature.

Tenure-track faculty receive support from programs including a scholarship travel account, the Faculty Learning Community for Tenure and Promotion, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The College promotes diversity in its faculty, curriculum, and campus life through such programs, grants, and events as the Ronald E. McNair Program, the Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grant, and pre-tenure research support. The College at Brockport is located in the village of Brockport on the Erie Canal, minutes from the City of Rochester and New York’s Finger Lakes wine country.

For best consideration, submit cover letter and CV at http://www.brockportrecruit.org by November 1. Submit three letters of recommendation through Interfolio to mburstei@brockport.edu . If Interfolio is unavailable, send recommendations to Dr. Miriam Burstein, Early Modern Search Chair, Dept. of English, The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport NY 14420. Candidates selected for MLA interviews will submit a writing sample and teaching philosophy statement at that time. The College at Brockport, SUNY, is an EOE/AAE.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22748

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): (12/5)x (3/25) x1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview [12/03] x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Drake University (IA) - Assistant Professor, Early Modern English Literature (non-TT) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Drake University seeks an excellent teacher-scholar to fill a 9-month, consecutive term, (renewable, non tenure-track) position in Early Modern English Literature starting August 2014. Ph.D. in English Literature required. Applicants with specialty in early-modern global encounters (i.e., European encounters with the Americas, the Global South, the Middle East, and/or Asia) are especially encouraged to apply. Desirable candidates will be able to teach undergraduate courses in Early Modern English poetry, prose, and drama, including, but not primarily, Shakespeare. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester and, after the first year, engage in departmental and college-level service, including student advising. He or she will also take part in Department meetings and committees as a voting member and, if renewed, will be eligible for promotion to Associate Professor after six years of successful teaching, research, and service.

Applicants should submit electronically: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, at least two of whom can address teaching, through Hire Touch: https://drake.HireTouch.com/.

Questions may be directed to the search chair at elizabeth.robertson@drake.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until filled.

Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 10/13

Request for Additional Materials: 11/18

Rejection Letter (no interview): 3/7 (X1)

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

  • (second-hand): skype interview scheduled ~ 12/9
  • Can anyone confirm this second-hand Skype interview message? Has anyone heard from Drake?
  • know someone who definitely had a Skype interview here before MLA; do not believe that person has heard anything since, however. [2/6]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • (per rejection letter): "Thank you for applying for the Assistant Professor of English. Our search has successfully concluded. We had a number of well-qualified applicants, so we were unable to interview many strong candidates. However, we want to thank you for the time you have taken to apply for this position, and especially for the care you took in forwarding additional materials to us. Again, thank you for your interest in Drake University. We wish you the best in your profession." [posted 3/13]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • I had the pleasure of having this gig before leaving this year for a TT position closer to home.  But I left somewhat reluctantly: the department is youthful, supportive, and humane, and the curriculum is  progressive. Like most small universities, Drake feels more like a liberal arts college since the faculty are deeply committed to the success of their students. And if the position is currently non-TT, the department is lobbying hard to see the line convert. In the meantime, the job feels a lot like a TT position since it qualifies for sabbaticals, research funding, etc., and contracts are relatively long-term.

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

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

George Mason University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern British Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The George Mason University, Department of English invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Early Modern British Literature to start fall 2014.

Qualifications: Evidence of potential for excellence in scholarship and in graduate and undergraduate teaching is required; broad experience with medieval literature is desirable. The successful applicant must have Ph.D. in-hand by August 2014.

Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5350z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Please mail at least three letters of recommendation to Denise Albanese, Chair, Search Committee, Dept. of English, MSN 3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. Committee review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association convention.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 1, 2013

GMU job announcement - see also HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/14

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/16 x3 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hendrix College (AR) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern British Lit., with emph. in Shakespeare -  POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Hendrix College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin 1 August 2014, in Early Modern British Literature, with particular emphasis in Shakespeare. Desirable areas of interest include historicist approaches to literary texts, studies of print and manuscript culture, book history, and the intersections of science and literary study. In addition to contributing to the vitality of the Department’s track in Literary Studies, other teaching responsibilities may include introductory and advanced writing, introductory and advanced literary studies courses, and a first-year interdisciplinary team-taught course entitled The Engaged Citizen. Applicants must have in hand a Ph.D. in English or a related field—or supply evidence that the degree will be awarded—by the summer of 2014. Skype interviews will be conducted in mid-December.

Application should include a letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (including the phone numbers and email addresses of the referees), and transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work. Applications from candidates with an interest in participating in the common freshman course and other interdisciplinary programs, and in using instructional technology where appropriate, will be particularly welcome. Application materials should be sent by November 11, 2013 through ByCommittee via the link above. Email questions to stuber@hendrix.edu.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $181 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. Please visit our website at http://www.hendrix.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23467

MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/11 by phone for 12/17 (Skype) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 4/1 (email saying search has ended), 4/2 (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Has anyone heard from them since the preliminary interviews last month?
  • Nope.
  • (2/13) Is this search still active?
  • Any news on this?
  • Did the rejection email say there was an offer?
  • This is what I received: "The search for an Assistant Professor of English in the Hendrix College Department of English has ended." 

Holy Names University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Shakespeare)Edit

Illinois State University - TT Assistant Professor, Early Modern British Literatures and Cultures -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine month tenure-track Assistant Professor with an active research agenda in Early Modern British Literatures and Cultures.

Preferred candidates will have a record of, or demonstrated potential for, distinguished scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We particularly encourage applications by scholars working in global approaches to the period, broadly defined, or in bibliography and archival methods, with interest in and experience building digital and multimodal projects. The selected candidate will join an internationally recognized English Studies faculty and participate in delivering a range of literature and culture courses. PhD required by time of appointment. 2/3 teaching load; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children's Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult http://english.illinoisstate.edu.

The successful applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States by August 15, 2014. The appointment begins August 16, 2014.

Application materials provided by individuals selected for interviews will be available for review by all tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Department of English.

To ensure full consideration, please complete and submit electronically the standard Illinois State University job application and Voluntary Information form: http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64364

Additionally, please send electronically via Interfolio's ByCommittee-- https://apply.interfolio.com/23028 -- a letter of application, C.V., and writing sample to the attention of Christopher C. De Santis, Chair, Department of English, Illinois State University. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to ByCommittee by the recommenders.

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/13(x7) (by mail)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/16 MLA, by phone (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Campus Interviews noted in header on 1/18]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

  • See Full Post at Medieval 2014
  • From Medieval page: "MLA interview (12/14), (12/15)"
  • From Medieval page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/15"
  • Hired candidate in medieval or Early Modern as primary field? Early Modern

LaGrange College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (incl. Renaissance) - OFFER MADEEdit

LaGrange College transforms the lives of its students and its communities. The oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of English, to begin August 2014. Duties will include teaching Renaissance literature, a survey of British literature, freshman composition, and interdisiciplinary courses in humanities, as well as Interim (January term) courses and other uppoer-division courses in our major program. Experience with or interest in online pedagogy desirable but not required.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all post-secondary education, and two (2) letters of recommendation to Candi Gibson, Human Resources, at cgibson@lagrange.edu

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

Satisfactory completion of a background screen is required.

Learn more about the community of LaGrange at http://www.lagrangechamber.com/.

Deadline: open until filled (posted at HigherEdJobs.com 9/25/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 2/17 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/7 (phone) x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/14

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: [see NOTES]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Received an email 11/21 stating position is still being reviewed and they are still accepting applications.  Not sure how this correlates to the phone interviews scheduled above but just an FYI.

  • Received a similar email on 11/19.
  • Did you receive this email when you submitted an application?
  • ^Nope.  So maybe that explains it! Perhaps it is an extremely delayed acknowledgment email?

1/15/14: Has anyone heard anything from this school recently? I had a phone interview with them on Nov. 12, and I haven't heard a word.Just wondering if this position is still active or if they've progressed at all since conducting their phone interviews.

  • I also interviewed with them and haven't heard anything. However, they told me they would get back to me "some time in January" so I'm not too concerned yet. I know they were still interviewing in December, and because of the holidays they might not have been able to meet until a week or so ago.

2/14/14: Received the following e-mail today: "First, please accept  our apologies for the delay in sending you an update following the phone interview before the holidays. The Search Committee did not complete the phone and campus interview process until the first week of February and only this week did they make the decision to extend an offer to another candidate. On behalf of faculty members of the English Department, we extend our sincere appreciation to you for your interest and time to speak with the committee."

Lebanon Valley College - TT Asst. Professor, Early British Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

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

Louisiana State University - TT Asst. Professor, Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama. Assistant professors teach both undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active research agenda with regular publication, and serve on departmental and university committees.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature; evidence of innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

LSU offers research leave opportunities and a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. We offer a competitive salary, very attractive teaching load, typically two courses per semester, opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching in such programs as the Honors College, Women's and Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film and Media Arts.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Screening of candidates begins November 1, 2013, and will continue until candidates are selected. Interviews will take place at the Modern Language Association in Chicago, January 9-12, 2014. Applications will be acknowledged in writing. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: http://www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #002980

https://apply.interfolio.com/23181

MLA JIL 09/27/13

Deadline: screening begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): email rejection letter (1/13) X3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview scheduled [12/4] x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview): [1/13] x1

Campus interview scheduled: <-- (1/14) can anyone specify date campus visits were scheduled or otherwise confirm that they have in fact been scheduled already? Thanks.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Why has the status of this search been changed to "campus visits scheduled" without anyone claiming to have been invited to campus?  News of one post-interview rejection is not the same thing as news of the scheduling of campus visits.

A: I think because the language of the rejection suggested as much (though not, as you point out, exactly as much).  I post it here: "Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) position in the 10715 - ENGLISH - COL OF HUMAN & SOCIAL SCC department with the Louisiana State University System.  We have reviewed the qualifications of each candidate and after careful consideration we have determined that the credentials of other candidates may better fit our needs at this time.  We encourage you to continue to apply for positions as they become available with our office as well as any other positions in the LSU System.  You may view all currently advertised positions on our website at www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu.  Thank you again for your interest in our career opportunities."

Anyway, fair question.  Maybe this helps.

Michigan Technological University - Asst. Professor of English in Transnational Literatures, Literary Theory and Culture (incl. expertise in Early Modern British Lit.) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English.

Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent in English by time of appointment; record of teaching excellence; evidence of research and/or scholarly potential. Candidate should have expertise in pre-1800 or Early Modern British literature. Candidates should also be prepared to teach early modern drama, early modern poetry and prose, literary theory and survey on British literature and major authors. Methodological interests may include literary history, cultural studies, materialist approaches (corporeal, economic and technological), and comparative literature. Special interests in global or transnational cultures and approaches to English literature are especially welcome.

The department's graduate and undergraduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The department offers doctoral and master degrees in the interdisciplinary Rhetoric and Technical Communication program and undergraduate major degrees in English, including English with a concentration in Secondary Education; Liberal Arts; Communication, Culture, and Media; and Scientific and Technical Communication. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester. Please see our website: http://www.mtu.edu/humanities

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Dr. Kette Thomas, Chair, English Search Committee, Department of Humanities, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Finalists will be asked to send statements of research and teaching interests (single page each), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a 20-page writing sample. Appointment begins August 2014. Deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2013.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty. Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech’s Dual Career Program is available to assist with partner orientation to the university and community and to explore employment opportunities. (http://www.dual.mtu.edu)

https://apply.interfolio.com/23172

MLA JIL 09/27/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 (email) (x3), 12/9 (email)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/16 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

Morgan State University (MD) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor, ShakespeareEdit

The Morgan State University Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in Shakespeare, beginning August 2014, pending final budgetary approval. Faculty teach undergraduate and general education courses and in the Graduate Program. Candidate should be able to develop and teach on-line courses as needed. Successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in literature, scholarly achievement appropriate to rank, experience in college teaching, and a strong commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Please upload using the MLA / Interfolio ByCommittee platform a letter of application, CV, transcripts, three recent letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Morgan State University is a historically black institution with the unique designation as Maryland’s public urban university. AA/EEO.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23806

MLA JIL 11/08/13

Deadline: Dec. 16 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:  [Dec 11]x2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:  

Any word on this position? Jan 28

  • ^ ^ I inquired yesterday and received a very nice and professional email indicating the search is still active and they are reviewing applications.  Hope that helps.

[posted 3/19]

Any word of late? 6/10

Pennsylvania State University - Open Rank Professor of English Seventeenth-Century Literature, including Milton - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at The Pennsylvania State University seeks an advanced assistant, associate, or early full professor to contribute to our graduate and undergraduate programs, and to add to our departmental strength in early British literature. Candidates should have expertise in seventeenth-century poetry and prose, as well as a strong interest in Milton, and bring a strong publication and teaching record. Faculty will teach two courses per semester (four per calendar year) and have opportunities for supported research leave. Information regarding the department can be found at http://english.la.psu.edu/. Please apply directly online, including a letter of application, the names of three references, curriculum vitae, abstract of current book project (1000 words), and one writing sample at http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Screening of applications will begin December 2, 2013, and will continue until position is filled. Start date Fall 2014. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23839

MLA JIL 11/08/13

Deadline: Dec. 2 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/16 (rec letters; contacted by email)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Reed College (OR) - TT Appt. in Poetry and Humanities (fields incl. 17th c. Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • According to Generalist page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/14"
  • Rejection email (3/11) reads "position has been filled"

Sam Houston State University (TX) - Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Early Mod. Drama)Edit

Seattle University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern Literature (spec. Drama and Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature who specializes in Drama, including Shakespeare. A secondary expertise in histories and theories of rhetoric from the classical to the digital is desirable. Our Department offers a BA in English with two tracks (Literature and Creative Writing) as well as a BA in Film Studies and opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration with our Theater and Communications Departments or with programs such as Women and Gender Studies or Latin American Studies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching upper-division courses in Early Modern Literature, surveys in Medieval to Early Modern English Literature, as well as composition, writing, and rhetoric courses for majors and non-majors. Responsibilities also include maintaining an active scholarly agenda and service to the college and university. Candidates will have a commitment to excellence in teaching at all undergraduate levels and demonstrated productivity in scholarly research.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. received by June 30, 2014

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2013” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.

All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Vice President for Human Resources and University Services and Equal Opportunity Officer at (206) 296-5870.

Please submit application materials online at https://jobs/seattleu.edu including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample and the names and contact information for three references.

Application deadline: November 1, 2013. Interviews will be conducted at MLA.

Quick Link: http://jobs.seattleu.edu:80/postings/15868

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/14

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/11 x4 (email)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Acceptance noted in header on 3/19]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

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

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Asst. Prof, Shakespeare - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Shakespeare and his contemporaries.  Additional expertise in critical theory and/or digital humanities desirable. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/2 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester, as well as periodic participation in Skidmore's First Year Experience program. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Ph.D. required at time of employment.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2013.  All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held at the MLA convention.

Skidmore job listing See also Chronicle listing

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/18, 10/28 (x4)

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/7 (x2) via email

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/16 (x1) via email indicating other invites have been made

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • To the person who received a request for additional materials on 10/18- did you submit your materials on Oct. 15 or before? Sincerely, a nervous person who submitted on Oct. 15 and now wonders if they are already out of the running! Thank you...
  • Not the 10/18 candidate, but I submitted my application on 10/14 and received a request for additional materials on 10/28.
  • I'm the 10/18 person. I submitted my application a bit early. I'm guessing they just sent out requests for more materials in two batches?

Spelman College (GA) - Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Transatlantic Early Modern Literature) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Job Code: TF0584

Responsibilities: Candidates should specialize in Transatlantic Early Modern Literature.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to research and teaching, especially in inter-hemispheric cultural exchanges that include, for example, African and other non-Western influences. There will be opportunities to design seminar courses, bringing an international and intercultural lens to early modern literature. Candidates must be prepared to teach courses in Early and Middle English Literature, Renaissance, Shakespeare, teach a 3-3 course load, and be actively involved in departmental and campus-wide service.

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in English.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013, and continue until October 30, 2013.

Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the positions, please send: a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier. Address all referee or dossier letters to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. Send all information to: http://www.spelman.edu/career-center/human-resources

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 11/15 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/7

Offer accepted: 3/14

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern British Lit and Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in Early Modern British Literature and Culture.

All candidates must have a PhD in English at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching blended or online courses is preferred. Secondary areas in transnational/hemispheric studies, drama, and critical gender and/or race studies are a plus.

Job Duties: As a new hire with a 3/3 teaching assignment (and active research agenda), he/she will be expected to teach English courses in the University Core Curriculum (sophomore literature survey classes or first-year writing classes), upper-division major courses, and graduate courses in the master's program. Teaching schedule may involve night, weekend, and electronic course delivery.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu.

A completed application file will include: A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching and research philosophy, A curriculum vitae, A copy of academic transcripts, A list of three references including name, title, phone number, and email address. (Finalists may be required to submit three letters of recommendation.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 31, 2013. Applications received by November 15, 2013 will receive priority consideration.

Special Notices: Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15 (priority consideration)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Nov 22 x 2 **specify please?** [not OP, but was aksed for writing sample and letters]

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/2014 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Alaska, Anchorage - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Early Modern period. The position will begin in August 2014. The successful candidate will teach Early Modern courses (Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and drama), general-education courses, and graduate courses in the area(s) of specialization. Fields of specialization within the Early-modern period are open. The department is particularly interested in candidates with a secondary expertise in one of the following: post colonialism or ecocriticism as well as a familiarity with networked technologies.

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. The successful candidate will support the University of Alaska tripartite mission of teaching, research and service.

The Department of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage encompasses literature, rhetoric and composition, and linguistics. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a major with a choice of one of three options: literature, rhetoric and language, or education. The Department also offers minors in literature, linguistics, professional writing, and creative writing. At the graduate level, the Department offers a MA in English with a choice of emphasis: literature or rhetoric.

Link to job posting: http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=82392

HigherEdJobs.comH-NET and Chronicle

Deadline: review begins 11/01/13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 2/4 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/29

Offer accepted: 5/1

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Any idea what the teaching load is on this one? I imagine it won't get a huge amount of applications because of the location.
  • No idea what the teaching load is, but I wouldn't bet against this job receiving just as many apps as everyplace else. Given how weak the job market is and the large number of PhDs and ABDs looking for jobs, most of us can't afford to be too picky about location.
  • Au contraire: for a good subset of folks, this location is ideal. A flagship university in Alaska? That's a draw , not a deterrence; quality of life may trump prestige.
  • UAA is technically a branch campus. UA-Fairbanks is the flagship.
  • So has anyone heard a peep from these guys? (1/2)
  •  I inquired, and was told that they've completed the first round of the review and are in the process of conducting the second; initial interviews will be by phone. (1/5)
  • Does this mean that a shortlist has been made and those on that list contacted?  Or are we to suppose that contacts will still be made?  (1/9)
  • I only found out that I had made it through to the second round by inquiring; it's possible they have already contacted those who have made it to the interview stage, but I think it's fair to keep hope alive until we hear more. (1/10)
  • Anyone have any news? I phone interviewed and they told me they would have chosen their candidates for campus visits by now. (3/29)

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

Closing date: 06/01/2014

Job number: ACAD100621

Contract Type: Open ended contract staff

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Division / School: School of Humanities

The University of Bristol invites applications to a full-time permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in English Literature, with special reference to the Late Medieval/Early Modern period (roughly 14th - 16th centuries). The post is designed to foster research and teaching across conventional period boundaries. Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research in any area of the subject are eligible to apply.

The successful candidates will join a Department with a long-standing reputation for the quality of its teaching and its research in both Medieval and Early Modern literature, and become part of a dynamic community of scholars in the School of Humanities and the Faculty of Arts.

For further information about the department, see www.bris.ac.uk/english .

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J Salary: Starting salary £34,223 to £38,522

Contact for informal enquiries: Professor Daniel Karlin Daniel.Karlin@bristol.ac.uk (Head of Subject)

Professor Ad Putter a.putter@bristol.ac.uk

Ms R Jacks r.jacks@bristol.ac.uk Tel. +44 (0)117 331 7982

Timescale of appointment: Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 24 January 2014. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 8,000 words) by Wednesday 29th January.

Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about Wednesday 19th February 2014 and invited to interview.

Interview date: Wednesday 26th February 2014.

Anticipated start date: September 2014

Job Announcement: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHU755/lectureship-in-english-late-medieval-early-modern-period/

Link to Apply

Deadline: Jan. 6, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 1/20 (email)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Lecturer B is roughly equivalent to Assistant Professor.
  • Visa law in the UK is undergoing a series of changes, and it's really important to know about them in case you'd like to bring your family over to live with you. For more information, see http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsfragments/88-min-income-update
  • Does anyone have a guess what kind of teaching load 35 hrs/wk translates to? [I'm not familiar with the American system, but a 35-hour week at Lecturer B level at Bristol would normally equate to something like two or three courses/semester, teaching about eight classes a week, plus a lecture maybe once a fortnight and some dissertation supervision and committee work.]
  • Fastest rejection to date.
  • Feel gratified! ; ) I didn't rate highly enough to earn a rejection or longlisting.

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

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

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

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

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

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

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

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

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

Refer to Position #JPF00037-14 in all correspondence

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

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

  • From Comparative 2014: "11/27" (interview format not specified)
  • Q. from Medieval 2014: "Any updates/news of campus visits? Nothing post MLA interview here. Wiki shows campus visits were scheduled on 1/11 for a search in 2012."

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Medieval 2014 and Comparative 2014

University of Chicago - Asst. Professor, 16th-17th c. British Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship from scholars who work on sixteenth- and/or seventeenth-century British literature. Conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2014 is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, abstract of dissertation or book, and writing sample (of approximately 30 pages) online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 01842: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted to the department's chair, Elaine Hadley, by e-mail to englishpositions@uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Monday, November 4, 2013. Letters of recommendation must be e-mailed by Monday, November 18, 2013. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: x4 [posted 11/19]

Rejection Letter (no interview): x1 [12/4], x3 [12/5], x2 [12/6], x [12/9]

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • New faculty member listed in 2014/15 course offerings. 
  • Could you clarify? (with a link or at least a noting of the relevant course offered, if not the name of the faculty member.) Not able to pin this down so far on UC website... [4/20]
  • The course is a graduate course entitled "Milton and the Origins of Literature." I don't think it is appropriate to list the faculty member's name, but is listed as an Autumn 14/15 course. It's fairly easy to find with the search function on the English course site, but the faculty member in question doesn't appear to be listed elsewhere.
  • Okay, got it. Thanks for the tip. [4/21]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anybody know if we are allowed to send letters via InterFolio? Or do we absolutely have to have our letter writers email them individually to the chair?

  • Not sure why you can't have Interfolio email the letters? I don't see anything about the ad that suggests this would be unacceptable.

Anyone care to share what additional materials were requested?  They asked for so many upfront.

----    Second writing sample

University of Evansville (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Shakespeare) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • [12/12] MLA interview scheduled  [x2 on British Open page]
  • Rejection email (one of the very nicest) after MLA interivew [1/27]

University of Huddersfield (UK) - Lecturer in English Literature (Early Modern) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Lecturer in English Literature, University of Huddersfield - School of Music, Humanities & Media

£31,622 - £35,570

Huddersfield

Permanent, Full time

Ref: R0489

Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified candidates for the permanent appointment of a Lecturer in English Literature to join a thriving subject team.

The post will involve delivery of specialist options on Early Modern literature and contribute to general undergraduate and Masters teaching, as well as recruitment and supervision of PhD students. You will be an ambitious researcher with demonstrable excellence in teaching, have a PhD and a research and publications profile commensurate with career stage.

Closing date: 25 November 2013.

Interview date: to be confirmed

For further details about the post and to make an application, click on the 'Apply' button below.

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http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHN394/lecturer-in-english-literature/

Deadline: 25 Nov. 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

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

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Campus interview 12/3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 12/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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This job went to the internal candidate. I went on the campus interview and it was a complete joke - and a waste of time. They couldn't have been more obviously intending to give the job to the internal guy. The committee was composed of only 2 people and one of them was his supervisor. They didn't even bother to spend a full hour with the rest of us. If you didn't waste the money on the campus interview, consider yourself lucky.

University of Illinois at Chicago - Full or Senior Associate Professor (Open Field, incl. Early Modern)Edit

University of Miami (FL) - Asst. or Assoc. Professor, Renaissance / Early Modern Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Miami’s Department of English seeks a scholar of Renaissance / Early Modern literature at the rank of assistant or associate professor to contribute to the department’s intellectual life by maintaining an active research and publication agenda, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing dissertations, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees.

We seek candidates with diverse scholarly interests whose teaching and research intersect with the work of other faculty in English and elsewhere in the College of Arts and Sciences. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in hand by time of application, dissertation and publications in the specified field, and at least one year of university-level teaching experience.

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE, position #048135. Please send letter of application, c.v., and dissertation abstract to Professor Pamela Hammons, Chair, Department of English, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248145, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4632. Applications should be sent by mail (not e-mail) and postmarked by November 1. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. We expect to interview at the MLA convention. To confirm receipt of your application or to ask questions, please e-mail our office manager, Evangelina Callesis: ecallesis@miami.edu .

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/17

Request for Additional Materials: Nov 13; 11/22 [writing sample] x2

  • [specify? was this a writing sample/dossier request or simply for the materials to be posted online?]

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): (MLA) 12/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Did any ABDs find any success here?

^ It says PhD in hand by time of application, so I'm guessing not.  This is, though, a change from the original listing.  I know this because I put them on my list when the MLA JL first came out, and then upon reviewing the ad the day I was applying, I noticed the new language.  I emailed to confirm, and they were not considering ABDs.

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

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • Not sure they're really looking for someone in Renaissance. The Dept Chair is a Renaissance person, it seems. Then again, he is close to retirement age, so who knows? 
  • Shows on British open page that someone got a request for additional materials on 11/7. Not sure what that person's field is.
  • 11/11: I just received a request for additional materials, and I'm in Renaissance.
  • Good luck!
  • Rejection email 11/19
  • From British Open page: "12/11, MLA (x3)"
  • From British Open 2014: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/21"
  • From British Open: "Offer accepted: 2/18"

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

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone  2/6 (x2)"
  • Campus Visit scheduled 2/25
  • [Another Campus Visit also posted on British Open 2014 page]
  • Offer accepted in March, according to British Open 2014

Whitman College (WA) - TT Asst. Professor (Medieval + expertise in Shakespeare / Renaissance) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at Medieval 2014
  • Offer Accepted 11/26, according to Medieval page.

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

The English Department of Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University's Beren Campus in midtown Manhattan is seeking to appoint a beginning tenure-track Asst. Professor, commencing Fall term 2014, with a specialization in Late Middle Ages/Renaissance. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests may include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, and Poetry. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. as of June 30, 2014, active research agenda with publications in the field, and college teaching experience. Teaching load is 3/3. Advising of majors and other department service will be expected. Salary is competitive.

Please send C.V., letter of application and three letters of recommendation electronically through ByCommittee via the link above by November 1. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. Interviews will be held at MLA. Direct any queries about this position to Prof. Linda Shires, Chair, Dept. of English, shires@yu.edu with candidate’s last name in subject line. Yeshiva University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22143

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1  The search deadline appears to be Nov. 18 as listed on the interfolio application portal.

Acknowledgment received: 10/24

NOTES AND QUERIES:  

10/29: I just received an email that this search has been canceled due to budget issues.

Yikes! Was this an e-mail from Yeshiva, or inside information? Is this for sure?

It was an email from Yeshiva. Here it is in its entirety: "Dear Applicants to the Stern College/Yeshiva NYC search: I am very disappointed to report that the position was cancelled just today, related to budget issues. I've arranged to have a message to this effect sent to each applicant, but I want to make sure you do receive it. So I'm trying in two different ways to ensure you are notified. MLA is also working with me at their end. Thank you for your application. I very much hope we will hire for this field in the not-to-distant future. In the meantime, good luck on your job hunt this year. Linda Shires, Chair, SCW, YU"

MLA JIL also states: "Status: Search has been cancelled" [11/10/13]

Yonsei University, Underwood International College (S. Korea) - TT Asst Professor of Comp Lit. (fields incl. Early Modern) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Comparative 2014
  • From Comparative page: "MLA interview scheduled 12/16 (email; x1)"

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / FellowshipsEdit

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

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

https://apply.interfolio.com/24670

MLA JIL 03/21/14

Deadline: April 15

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • 4/23 1230pm Just got the following email:  "Thank you for your interest in the visiting professor of Medieval literature position at Allegheny College.  I regret to inform you that this search has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  Sincerely, Christopher Bakken  Department Chair
  • Also posted at Medieval 2014

Cambridge University, CRASSH - 3 Postdocs in Renaissance/Early Modern StudiesEdit

CRASSH at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce three 4-5-year postdoctoral research positions in Renaissance/early modern studies.  The posts are advertised in connection to the ERC-funded project Genius before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science (PI: Dr Alexander Marr).  Applications are invited from all fields pertinent to the project, but especially history of art and architecture, history of science, intellectual history, cultural history, English and modern languages and literatures, and book history.

Application deadline: 30 April 2014

Interviews: Late June 2014

Application procedure:

Applications should be made via the online system by 30 April 2014, and should include:

  • Curriculum vitae, uploaded as a PDF file.  Proficiency in languages must be indicated.
  • A Proposal for a Monograph on early modern ingenuity, commensurate with the project’s scope and aims, typed directly into the field DESCRIPTION.  The proposal, which should not exceed 2,000 words, should indicate suitability for the project, contribution to the field, resources to be used, and research skills required for completion.  It should include a short bibliography and plan for completion of the monograph by the end-date of the RA position. 
  • A Sample of Writing, uploaded as PDF in the field indicated, of no more than 10,000 words.  This should be the work that best indicates the candidate's suitability for this project. The writing sample may be published work, a chapter from the applicant’s thesis, or an unpublished essay/article.
  • Completed form CHRIS 6, Parts 1 & 3 only, uploaded as pdf file in the Additional Material field 3.
  • The names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with applicant's work, and who must submit confidential academic references via the online system by the closing date. It is the candidates’ responsibility to ensure that letters of reference are received by the deadline.

Deadline: 30 April

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5/19

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Comparative 2014 and Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14

Centre College (KY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Early English Literature, Shakespeare, or 17th-century Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Centre College invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professor of English, beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will hold a Ph. D. and specialize in early English literature, Shakespeare, or seventeenth-century literature. In lieu of first-year composition duties, teaching responsibilities include an interdisciplinary Humanities sequence for first-year students. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a student-centered environment.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1,370 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community.  For information concerning the college, visit our web site at http://www.centre.edu.

To apply, please submit letter of application, three confidential letters of recommendation, CV, and transcripts electronically through http://apply.interfolio.com/24464.  The review of applications will begin March 10 and will remain open until filled.

MLA JIL 02/21/14

Deadline: March 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 3/14 (Phone) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

CLIR Fellowships in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. These five, fully-funded fellowships will provide recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Early Modern Studies. Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.

Each fellowship is two year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend.

Who May Apply: Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in Early Modern Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program . Sub-disciplines related to Early Modern Studies, include but are not limited to humanistic research in the disciplines of history, art and architectural history, philosophy, religion, music and other performing arts, and languages and linguistics. Early Modern Studies is defined for this program in an encompassing fashion: chronologically, it is the historical period from about 1450 until 1800.

2014 Host Institutions and Position Descriptions: Fellows will be placed at research institutions throughout the United States. The following institutions are offering fellowships for 2014-2016. Additional descriptions will be added as they are received:

Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2 year postdoctoral fellowship to "lead data curation activities for the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon project"
  • http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/carnegie-ems2014
  • "The successful candidate will likely have a PhD in Early Modern English, History, or Library and Information Science with demonstrated research strengths in historicist approaches, digital humanities, book history, and/or early modern networks broadly conceived."
  • application via CLIR website; deadline Dec. 27th
Indiana University Libraries
  • The Indiana University Libraries, with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on advancing scholarly and research data curation practices and services in Early Modern Studies. The Fellow will be based organizationally in the Libraries, with a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will collaborate with librarians, technologists, and faculty to further the state of data curation knowledge and practice for early modern scholars by establishing best practices, refining workflows, and building tools that will inevitably extend support for humanities data curation initiatives across Indiana University.
  • The Fellow will contribute primarily to The Chymistry of Isaac Newton project (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/newton), an online, scholarly and critical edition of Sir Isaac Newton's alchemical manuscripts comprised of nearly a million words, which have been transcribed and encoded according to the Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange (TEI) with the likelihood of expanding collaborations in related disciplines.
  • The application deadline is December 27, 2013. Please see the full post for more information: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/indiana-ems2014.
Folger Shakespeare Library
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks to appoint a postdoctoral CLIR-Folger Digital Communities Fellow, for a period of two years, beginning fall 2014. The CLIR-Folger Fellow will join a community of 50 long- and short-term residential fellows at the Folger, fully participating in the daily exchange of ideas, sources, and research strategies. Fellowship will come with opportunities to present on work-in-progress to the Folger’s scholarly community. The fellow will also work closely with colleagues at the Folger with a range of professional backgrounds, from subject and materials specialities to project administration and tool-building. The fellow will enjoy exposure to a wide variety of career paths, and training opportunities will be provided. The fellow will be integrated into the work and organizational culture of the Folger through ongoing involvement in staff meetings related to digital access and preservation. A percentage of time will be allowed (up to 25%) for the fellow to develop or extend his or her own project, ideally one that contributes to Folger data curation initiatives.
  • Duties:
  • Collaborate with Folger Digital Texts and other Folger-based textual encoding projects’ staff to develop a workshop curriculum for college teaching applications. :*Pilot workshop is planned for fall 2015.
  • With Folger staff, develop best practices and interoperability standards for multi-year Folger textual encoding projects such as the non-Shakespearean drama digital texts (F21) and the early modern manuscripts transcription project (EMMO); address and advise on compatibility issues with the many other early modern projects (supported elsewhere) also utilizing an EEBO-TCP base.
  • Collaborate with Institute staff to create and curate the scholarly workshops (digital environments) that facilitate experimentation with collections-based digital surrogates, including tagging and linking strategies and brief interpretive essays, also reflecting on the research models they foster.
  • Serve as a training liaison between the Folger staff and faculty directors of scholarly programs to integrate digital materials and methods into Institute graduate seminars, including the annual Introduction to Research Methods and Agendas seminar.
  • Tag the archive of Folger Institute “Primary Sourcebooks,” most of which derive from NEH summer institutes, and other web-based products, so that they are fully searchable through the Folger’s federated search function, expected to launch in fall 2014.
  • Contribute to ongoing Library-wide study of digital futures by participating in the pan-institutional Online Strategy Council.
  • Education: Recent Ph.D. (within 5 years) in early modern studies, English literature or history preferred, though any subject field in early modern humanities that is supported by the collections of rare materials is welcome. Work in book history, bibliography, or material culture preferred; experience with digital humanities desired.
University of California, Los Angeles
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies: Readers’ Annotations and the Early Modern Book
  • The University of California, Los Angeles welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies. Awarded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, this post is based at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, which houses many unique pre-1770 rare book collections of American, English, and European sources: http://www.clarklibrary.ucla.edu. All cultural and scholarly activities at the Clark Library are administered by the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies: http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu. The fellowship also involves working closely on data curation with senior members of the UCLA library staff based on the main campus at Westwood. For information about UCLA Library policy on humanities data curation, see http://guides.library.ucla.edu/humanities_data.
  • Contract: two years. Salary: $60,000 plus benefits. Position is from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016.
  • The CLIR postdoctoral fellow’s research will focus on the challenges for data curation posed by the different types of readers’ annotations on early modern books. To date the guiding principle in digitizing early modern texts has been to provide “clean” copy. But where does this leave the common phenomenon of those books that readers have annotated, sometimes in painstaking detail? The Clark owns books so heavily annotated that they straddle the divide between published book and manuscript. As a consequence, our received histories of the transition between manuscript and print no long appear adequate. The annotations in many Clark volumes contain a trove of information on their circulation and consumption. How might metadata address the methodological and conceptual challenges presented by these objects, recording the level and type of annotation? How might recent work in the field of material studies/history of the book impact curatorial decisions? If, as seems likely for these texts, the study of annotation shifts the focus of understanding early modern volumes from authors to readers, how might this influence our description and cataloguing of the volumes?
  • Candidates should be recent recipients of the PhD in an appropriate humanities discipline (such as English, history, European literatures, or Classics) or in library and information science, and have demonstrated knowledge about the history of the early modern book. The appointed fellow will be provided with support from both faculty members and library staff to identify suitable sources that relate directly to the fellow’s areas of expertise.
University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn Provenance Project Fellow
  • The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seek an innovative and energetic CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies to play an integral role in the working life of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at Penn’s Van Pelt Library, including overseeing the transition of the Penn Provenance Project (PPP) and its data to a new platform.
  • Penn Provenance Project (PPP): Through its faculty and library resources, the University of Pennsylvania has long been at the forefront of book history and material text research, especially in the early modern era. Building on this strength, the Kislak Center is actively becoming a node for provenance history research. This research is essential for understanding how texts moved through the early modern world, what kinds of books collectors and libraries of the period valued, and the nature of print and manuscript cultural production. The fellow will play a key role in developing this field through his or her research and involvement in working with book historical data at the Kislak Center through the Penn Provenance Project.
  • Penn Provenance Project Fellow responsibilities:
  • Project management: ensuring the project stays on time and others' tasks are done in a timely manner
  • Data mapping and transformation: working with colleagues to implement a data model and managing the movement of data from Flickr to a new repository
  • Bringing in new data: working with colleagues to ingest images and provenance descriptions from both Penn and partner institutions into the PPP.
  • Expanding the range of partner participants: offering guidance and instruction to the faculty, students, and library staff that will be generating new data for the project.
  • Linking data: working with colleagues and partners to ensure that PPP data is linked with other data sources in the field, such as the VIAF and CERL authority files.
  • Promoting use of the PPP: through teaching, independent research, papers, online or live presentations, workshops and/or symposia that help scholars, students, librarians, and the general public understand the significance of provenance data to Early Modern Studies.
  • Strategic development of the PPP: planning and experimenting with innovative ways of displaying and analyzing the project’s data.
  • Qualifications: The candidate will hold a PhD in an area of early modern studies, with a concentration in the history of the book. Working knowledge of at least one non-English language is preferred. Experience with prior digital projects and some knowledge of programming preferred. Prior work experience in special collections is desirable.

Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to postdoc@clir.org.

December 27, 2013: Fellowship applications due from candidates. Review of fellowship applications begins at CLIR.

Applications for 2014-2016 positions are currently being accepted via CLIR's online application system.

http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/dc-ems

Deadline: Dec. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

  • From Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14: "*Skype interview scheduled for Monday (2/3) via email on 1/28. At this stage, they have not yet passed applications on to host institutions."
  • At least one host institution recieved CLIR dossiers this week.  Carnegie Mellon expects to review applications in the next two weeks and contact interview candidates beginning March 3rd.  Thanks to all who applied.  It is an exceptionally talented pool.  

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • Skype interview (for Thurs 3/6) scheduled with UCLA committee via email on 2/26 (x2)
  • Offer made (UCLA; 3/7)
  • Offer accepted (UCLA; 3/13)
  • Offer also accepted at CMU, per Postdocs page.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at European History 2013-14 (in Early Modern section, under Carnegie Mellon University),  Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14  and New Media and Digital Humanities 2014

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

The English Department at Davidson College seeks to fill a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Medieval-Early Modern literature and Queer Theory, to begin August 1, 2014. Five courses per year will be distributed among the English Department (literature courses), the Writing Program (first-year writing courses), and Gender and Sexuality Studies. The design of those courses, representing a mix of lower- and upper-level classes and including Shakespeare, will offer the instructor a significant amount of freedom. Ph.D. required.

Please submit letter of application, an abstract of the dissertation, and current curriculum vitae electronically to https://jobs.davidson.edu by 1 November. The letter should speak to the candidate's teaching experience as preparation for teaching at a small liberal arts college like Davidson. The electronic process will also include means for the submission of three letters of recommendation and a writing sample should those be requested by the search committee.

Davidson is a highly-selective, independent liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. The College has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, as well as an environment that honors excellence in teaching and offers support for research. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

Review of applicant materials will begin October 15, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA conference in Chicago. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Zoran Kuzmanovich, Chair of the English Department (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu).

https://apply.interfolio.com/23438

MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins Oct. 15)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has this search failed?

  • -Medieval page changed to "Offer Accepted" as of last night. I interviewed at MLA and have not been rejected quite yet. [posted March 24]
  • -Okay, I finally received confirmation that a candidate has accepted an offer via a rejection e-mail. 3/26

Kenyon College - 1 yr. VAP, Renaissance Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Kenyon College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Renaissance literature, with specialization in Shakespeare, effective July 2014. Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. A Ph.D. in hand is preferred, but not required. The teaching requirement is two classes in Fall 2014 and three in Spring 2015. To be complete, applications must include a cover letter detailing teaching experience and research interests, a c.v., a dissertation abstract, three letters of reference (at least one of which must speak to the candidate’s teaching), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. We will read applications until the position has been filled, but the candidate must submit an application by December 15. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the application of women and minority candidates. Applications must be made at https://employment.kenyon.edu .

https://apply.interfolio.com/22494

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 3/24 (via post)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • the offer has been made and accepted

Knox College (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Early Modern / Shakespeare) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The English Department at Knox College invites applications for a two-year contract, 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 Debie Polillo, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, Knox College, Galesburg IL 61401; or as pdfs to dpolillo@knox.edu. Applications should be received by April 11, 2014.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24666

MLA JIL 03/21/14

Deadline: April 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):  5/1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 4/21 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):


Campus interview scheduled: They are doing campus interviews now [posted May 12]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Could poster who recieved a rejection letter please share the contents? I had a Skype interview and they stated that they weren't even meeting to discuss applicants until 5/3. Thanks! 
  • The position has not been filled. They are planning to do flybacks.

McGill University (Canada) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Shakespeare Studies - ON HOLDEdit

The Shakespeare and Performance Research Team, McGill University, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a research project (2014-18), “The Art and Politics of Shakespearean Narrative.” The project will develop a new, interdisciplinary account of the artistic, social, intellectual, and historical dimensions of Shakespearean narrative by bringing together theatre history and practice, literary scholarship, legal and historiographical theory, and moral and aesthetic philosophy. For more information, please see http://www.mcgill.ca/iplai/research/art-and-politics-shakespearean-narrative.

The Shakespearean Narrative project is headquartered at the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas at McGill University and also includes members from Concordia University, Carleton University, and the University of Alberta. The research team includes Shakespearean scholars such as Michael Bristol, Meredith Evans, Wes Folkerth, Fiona Ritchie, Carolyn Sale, and Paul Yachnin; theatre scholars and practitioners like Patrick Leroux and Myrna Wyatt Selkirk; and award-winning playwright, director, and novelist Kent Stetson. The project also is joined by a number of scholars in other disciplines, including David Davies (Philosophy), Martin Kreiswirth (American Literature; Theory), Desmond Manderson (Law), Mark Antaki (Law), and Mark Salber Phillips (History).

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work mainly on his or her own research and publication; he or she will also, by serving as Project Management Assistant, receive training in research administration, including collaborative research and publication coordination, event planning, and website development—skills that are indispensible inside and outside the academy. He or she will contribute to the project and also gain valuable professionalization experience. The Fellow might also have opportunities to teach in his or her area of specialization.

The start date for the year-long position is August 1, 2014. There is the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates will have a PhD in Shakespeare studies and/or Early Modern English Literature. The fellowship stipend will be $35,000+ per annum. Applications, consisting of a description of research program, writing sample (20 pages approx), and CV must be sent by email by March 1 2014 to Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, McGill University at shakespeare.iplai@mcgill.ca. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address by the March 1 deadline. Candidates should ask referees to include the candidate’s name on the subject line of the email.

NOTE THAT THE FELLOWSHIP IS SUBJECT TO THE SUCCESS OF THE APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA

H-NET

Deadline: March 1 March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): Received this email: "i hope this finds you doing very well. i write with regret to tell you that we recently learned that our grant application for The Art and Politics of Shakespearean Irony has not been successful. We have had to put the postdoc fellowship on hold for the coming year." (by email, 4/28)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • The official website for the postdoc (http://www.mcgill.ca/iplai/research/art-and-politics-shakespearean-narrative) lists the deadline as March 15th, not March 1st. I'm inclined to believe the later deadline is the most up-to-date one. Does anyone know otherwise?
  • Yes, March 15 is the new deadline.  "Please note that the deadline for applications for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Art and Politics of Shakespearean Narrative has been extended to 15 March 2014.  Review of applications will begin after this date." <--Automatic email response.

New York University - Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in Comp. Lit. - focus on Early Modern Period (Non-TT, 1 yr. appt.)Edit

The Comparative Literature Department at New York University announces an opening for the position of Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow commencing September 1, 2014. This is a full-time, non tenure-track one-year appointment, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2014, and may not have been received before September 1, 2009. We are seeking an outstanding scholar whose research focuses on the early modern period. We are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in the field of political philosophy, who also have a strong grounding in literature. Responsibilities include teaching three courses a year and advising students. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to publication and excellence in teaching.

Application deadline is February 7, 2014. To apply, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (max. 20 pages), teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation online. For more information and to apply see the NYU Department of Comparative Literature website at http://complit.as.nyu.edu/page/home. Instructions can be found under the homepage link “Employment.”

https://apply.interfolio.com/24187

MLA JIL 12/20/13

Deadline: February 7, 2014.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): via email (2/22) x2

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Comparative 2014

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) - Teaching Fellow in Shakespeare and Renaissance LiteratureEdit

Fixed term 1st September 2014 to 30th June 2015

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in the English Department.

This post offers an opportunity for an emerging scholar to gain teaching experience in the highly regarded Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Royal Holloway. The department is renowned for the quality of its research-led teaching and this post provides an excellent opportunity for the post-holder to extend and develop their teaching skills.

We encourage applications from post-doctoral candidates but will also consider applicants who are near to completion and submission of their thesis. Previous teaching experience at HE level is an essential requirement.

Principal Duties

Teaching

This is primarily a teaching role and the post-holder will take teaching and marking responsibility for courses at all levels of the undergraduate programme in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, and will also contribute to MA teaching.

The post-holder will take joint responsibility for the 1st Year core course EN1106 Shakespeare, and will be supported by larger teaching teams on the 2nd Year course EN2010 Renaissance Literature. The post-holder will have sole responsibility for the 3rd Year course EN3014 Early Modern Bodies. He or she will also take Foundation Tutorials for 1st year students, and supervise dissertations for 3rd year students. The post-holder will be expected to contribute teaching and marking to the MA Shakespeare programme.

Administration, monitoring, guidance

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the administration of the Department through the assumption of appropriate administrative responsibilities, such as personal tutor, and contribute to open days, UCAS days and other events held in the department.

This is a fixed term post to cover a period of leave until July 2015. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk . The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Closing Date: Midnight, 11th July 2014

Interview Date: Expected to take place week commencing 21st July 2014

Link to Apply: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJA211/teaching-fellow-in-shakespeare-and-renaissance-literature/

Deadline: 11 July

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Scripps College (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Shakespeare, early British Lit. and Lit. Theory) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a one-year, full-time position in English at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. Budget pending, the position could be renewed for an additional year. The teaching load is five courses per year (two in the fall, three in the spring). Courses to be taught include a two-semester cycle of Shakespeare, the first part of the survey of British Literature (Beowulf through Milton), a seminar in literary theory, and an additional upper-level course. Advising on senior theses is anticipated. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2014. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to: Professor Aaron Matz English Department Scripps College 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3947

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24667

MLA JIL 03/21/14

Deadline: Review begins 4/7/2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5/22 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype interviews scheduled [posted 4/16]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES & QUERIES:

  • Has anyone received an offer or rejection yet? Thanks.

Scripps College - One or Two Visiting Lecturers for Spring 2014 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for one or two visiting lecturers to co-teach with a faculty member who will be on leave for part of the spring 2014 semester. The courses to be taught are the Junior Seminar in Literary Theory, and Women and the Writing of Science, which has an early modern focus. Course descriptions can be found here: http://jwernimont.wordpress.com/current-courses/.

Ph. D. preferred, ABD required. College teaching experience required. Send application letter, CV, and two letters of reference by November 8, 2013 to: Search Chair, Professor Jacqueline Wernimont, Box 1048, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, CA 91711. jwernimo@scrippscollege.edu

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Deadline: Nov 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: offer made and accepted in fall 2014

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Siena College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of 16th and 17th century British LiteratureEdit

The English Department at Siena College is accepting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of 16th and 17th century British Literature, with desired specialties in Shakespeare and transatlantic Anglophone literature. The position begins fall 2014, and a Ph.D. in English must be completed by 9/1/14. Successful candidates will have prior teaching experience, demonstrated scholarly achievement, and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. In keeping with the College Mission, preference will be give to applicants who can assist in actively promoting diversity through electives and Franciscan Concern core course.

Responsibilities will include a teaching load of both introductory and advanced courses, which may include: Literary Perspectives, British Survey I, Shakespeare, Elizabethan Literature, and English Renaissance Literature. For more information about Siena College and the English Department, please visit our website: http://www.siena.edu/english.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Electronic submission through Interfolio required at http://apply.interfolio.com/24094. Please send a letter of application, CV, article-length sample of scholarship, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 letters of recommendation. One of these letters must address the candidate’s teaching. The application deadline is Jan. 24, 2014. Application reviews will begin promptly thereafter.

For further information regarding Interfolio, please contact Diana King, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211, (518) 783-2327, dking@siena.edu.

http://apply.interfolio.com/24094

Deadline: Jan. 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: 

  • Anyone hear anything? No (4/4)--is the search still on?
  • On Interfolio, it now says Position Closed (where all the deliveries you've made are). So I assume they've found someone already.

SUNY New Paltz - Visiting Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature and Contemporary Literature Theory - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of English at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a one year, full time Visiting Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature and Contemporary Literature Theory position beginning Fall 2014.

Duties: Courses include Introduction to British Literature, Shakespeare, Contemporary Literary Theory, and other courses as needed.

Qualifications: A Ph.D or ABD status in Early Modern Literature is required.

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Please note search number F14-04 on all materials submitted in connection with this search. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample to EnglishSearch@newpaltz.edu (preferred format is Microsoft Word, file extension ".doc"). Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845)257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 04/30/14.

Other important information about this vacancy: Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective comprehensive public college of about 7,800 students, offering a variety of undergraduate as well as some graduate degree programs. New Paltz is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City, in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, with easy access to the City and to nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: April 30 (priority)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 5/8 (Skype) X 4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 5/15 (phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 6/3

Offer accepted: 6/6

NOTES:

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

The University of New Hampshire Department of English invites applications for a one-year, benefits-eligible lectureship for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are seeking applicants who have expertise in pre-1800 British literature. The 3-3 teaching load includes composition, introduction to literary analysis, surveys of early British literature, Shakespeare, and upper-division courses in medieval, early modern, and/or 18th century literature. Successful candidates must be advanced ABD or have a Ph.D. in literature. Applicants should send a letter, CV, dossier, writing sample, and stamped self-addressed envelope by 25 April 2014: Lecturer Search Committee, English Department, University of New Hampshire. Hamilton Smith Hall, 95 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824-3574. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24794

MLA JIL 4/18/14

Deadline: April 25

Acknowledgment received: April 28 (x2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): May 8 (via email)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): May 8 (e-mail) (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at British Open 2014 and Medieval 2014
  • Did they already do interviews? 
  • Medieval page notes skype interview scheduled on May 8. Doubtful they interviewed anyone before that (rejections maybe noted in the wrong line?).

University of Oxford, Magdalen College - Calleva Centre 3-year Postdoctoral Research Associate, "Adults at Play(s)" (fields incl. Early Mod. Drama)Edit

University of Wyoming - VAP, British Literature (pref. Renaissance) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

University of Wyoming Department of English

Position Number 0724

Visiting Assistant Professor for 2014-15.

Full-time temporary appointment (3/3 teaching load).

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in English Literature (British, preferably Renaissance, with additional expertise in postcolonial literature and theory) and relevant teaching experience.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:

Application Packet: To apply for the Visiting Assistant Professor position, please provide the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Current vita
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Previous teaching evaluations
  • Sample syllabi for relevant courses
  • Additional supporting materials (optional)

Queries should be made to Dr. Peter Parolin, parolin@uwyo.edu

Application period: Packets must be submitted by June 3 2014. Screening commences on June 4, and continues until position is filled.

Please send application packets, and ask referees to send letters to:

Department of English, 3353
Attention: Position # 0724
University of Wyoming
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

Electronic application packets to: EnglishDept@uwyo.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: June 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 6/21 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at British Open 2014 and Generalist 2014

Vanderbilt University - Mellon Assistant Professor of English (Early Modern Lit. - 2 yr. Appt) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Vanderbilt University seeks a scholar of early modern literature for a two-year, non-tenure-track appointment as Mellon Assistant Professor of English. Candidates must have PhD in hand before the start of the appointment in the fall semester, 2014. In addition, in accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years from the start of the position. Please send a letter of application, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and dossier by email attachment to Mark Schoenfield, Chair, Department of English at EnglishChair@vanderbilt.edu. The search committee will begin screening candidates on April 25, 2014, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24703

MLA JIL 3/28/14

Deadline: April 25

Acknowledgment received: 4/4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 5/13 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 5/23

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Anyone heard anything on this position? (5/6)
  • I received an EEO form to fill out and return a couple weeks ago, but nothing further (5/7)
  • I reckon this ship has sailed 5/19
  • Unclear. Just received a reminder email to fill out EEO form today, so perhaps they're still searching.

See AlsoHumanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14Edit

DemographicsEdit

ABD (early):

ABD (will finish this academic year): 9

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Contract, post-doc): 16

Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment): 3

Assistant Professor: 6

Associate Professor: 2

Full Professor:

Lurker: 1

Total: 37 <--please remember to update total!

GenreEdit

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Drama: 15

Poetry: 4

Prose: 1

More Than One Genre: 14

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