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Averett University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Early and Early Modern English Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Averett University's English Department invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August, 2015.

Early and Early Modern English Literature: The ideal candidate will have the reach to teach Shakespeare and Renaissance literature through the early modern period as well as medieval literature.

Writing and Later British Literature: The ideal candidate will have expertise in creative and technical writing with the ability to teach a variety of courses in Later British Literature (Restoration/18th century to contemporary literature). Averett is looking to expand the number of English majors through the growth of a writing program.

Both candidates must have a sound background in the teaching of composition to support the general education curriculum in addition to offering courses in the major. Background in one or more of the following areas-English education, technical writing, literary theory, service learning, minority writers, environment and literature, and women's and gender studies-would be a plus. The ideal candidates will teach general education, lower level and upper level major courses, and will be willing to teach in both face to face and online modalities. Faculty also participate in ongoing multidisciplinary curriculum development and assessment, engage in academic scholarship, and serve on appropriate university committees.

Qualifications: Candidates should have appropriate graduate education in the fields listed above, and priority will be given to those with a completed doctorate by the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Rank & Salary: Assistant professor rank. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Candidates will submit a letter of application, a current vita, names of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness electronically to Engprof@averett.edu or may fax their materials to 434-799-0658.

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications that arrive by February 27.

Averett University is a small comprehensive liberal arts university with both traditional and adult programs founded in 1859. We are located in Southern Virginia in Danville, Virginia, one of the historic cities of the South. We enjoy a mild climate on the Virginia-North Carolina border in the heart of the beautiful Piedmont area of the South.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 27

Acknowledgment received: via email 2/11

Request for additional materials: via email 2/11 x3

  • What was requested exactly?
  • Writing sample, statement of contribution to local community/mission/academic community

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone (3/10) x2

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Cameron University (OK) - Asst. Professor (17th or 18th c. British Lit.)Edit

POSTED JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor, English & Foreign Languages

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primary specialization in 17 or 18th Century British Literature, secondary in early Transatlantic World Literature; able to teach the first half of the British and World Literature surveys, as well as Freshman Composition. 4/4 teaching load; 2 sections of Composition and 2 sections of Literature courses to meet department and university needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in English with the specializations noted above and at least one year teaching at the university level and the potential for scholarly production.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in English with the specializations noted above, 2 or more years teaching at the university level, and an active research profile.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience.

APPLYING: Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, vita, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and letters from three professional references.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by January 15, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.

LINK TO APPLY

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Delta State University (MS) - TT Assistant Professor of English (incl. Shakespeare and/or Medieval Studies) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Responsibilities: DSU’s Division of Languages and Literature invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English to start in August 2015. Teaching responsibilities (4-4 load) include composition, literature, and Shakespeare. A secondary emphasis in Renaissance and/or Medieval Studies and the ability to direct dramatic productions are a plus.The ability to direct theatre productions is a plus. Faculty responsibilities and opportunities at DSU include participation on committees, advising students, and tutoring in the Writing Center. A PhD or MFA in hand by August 1, 2015 is preferred, but applications from ABD candidates will also be accepted.

Qualifications: DSU’s Division of Languages and Literature, comprised of 16 full-time faculty, is seeking a full-time assistant professor of English, whose teaching responsibilities will include teaching composition, literature, and Shakespeare. A secondary emphasis in teaching Renaissance and/or Medieval Studies courses as well as the ability to direct dramatic productions are a plus. An earned PhD by August 1, 2015 is preferred, but applications from ABD candidates will also be accepted. We will also consider MFAs with significant Shakespeare teaching experience.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Click Here

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.

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Deadline: not stated (posted 3/18/15)

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LaGrange College (GA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of English (incl. Renaissance Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTED.Edit

LaGrange College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor of English, to begin August 2015. Duties include teaching Renaissance literature, a survey of British literature, freshman composition, and interdisciplinary courses in the humanities, as well as Interim (January term) courses and other upper-division courses in our major program. Experience with or interest in online pedagogy desirable but not required. The teaching load is twenty-four (24) hours per academic year. A Ph.D. in English is required, with at least two (2) years of college-level teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please complete the online application at http://jobs.lagrange.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 3/24/15)

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Phone Interview (4/22)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 6/9 (notified that the committee had offered the position to someone else)

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Middle Georgia State College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Generalist with pref. for 16th-17th c. British Lit) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

POSITION SUMMARY: Teaching responsibilities may include day and/or evening classes in lower and upper level English courses at any of the five campus locations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English required. Evidence of scholarly promise (or achievement) and an excellent teaching record required. Preference will be given to a generalist with specialization in 16th or 17th century British literature. Interest or experience in innovative course delivery models would be an asset. The teaching load is twelve hours per semester. Candidate selected for employment will be subject to a background investigation. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review begin immediately. The position commences August 1, 2015. The position is tenure track and will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY: Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae and unofficial copy of graduate transcripts to: Email: humanresources@mga.edu.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Amy Berke, Chair of the Department of English Department at Middle Georgia State College. Amy.berke@mga.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted 1/26/15)

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Missouri Western State University (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Literature and Composition (incl. Shakespeare and Drama) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH – (tenure-track) - The department seeks a faculty member to teach Shakespeare and a course in Drama as Literature as well as other courses in literature and composition. The successful candidate will have experience with or willingness to develop online courses. Success in the position assumes excellent teaching, high quality scholarship, and service throughout the University. REQUIRED: Doctorate in literature and experience teaching undergraduates. Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. Duties will begin August 2015. AA/EOE

https://apply.interfolio.com/27957

MLA JIL 11/21/14

Deadline: Jan. 15 2015

  • Interfolio link says applications closed 12/20/14
  • Application via Interfolio does not seem to be required, though? Email address to apply given in ad (which doesn't mention Interfolio): recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Nor is Interfolio mentioned on HR announcement: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/hr/employment/faculty/. The Interfolio link is just the one generated with any MLA JIL ad--don't see any reason not to apply via email by deadline stated in ad. [12/26]

Acknowledgment received: 1/26

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): (phone 2/10)

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Mississippi College (MS) - Professor / Assoc. Professor and Chair, Department of English (spec. Renaissance British Lit. / Shakespeare)Edit

The Mississippi College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will serve as departmental chair. Applicants should have (1) teaching experience in Renaissance British literature with a concentration in Shakespeare; (2) additional background in English Secondary Education, Digital Pedagogy, Curriculum Design, or Information Literacy; (3) experience with academic administration and be able to oversee a department with programs in literature, composition/rhetoric, and secondary education.

Submit, by 15 January 2015, a letter of application, CV, and statement of administrative and teaching philosophy to Dr. Steven Price at english@mc.edu. Position is open until filled.

A downloadable job description is available at http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/employment/?refcID=67&bID=57&dd_asId=665.

Mississippi College, a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, seeks faculty and staff who are committed Christians and whose Christian principles are exemplified in daily living.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28007

MLA JIL 11/28/14

Deadline: Jan. 15 2015

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National University of Singapore (Singapore) - TT Lecturer or Associate Professor / Professor of English (Two Faculty Appointments in English Literature, including Early Modern)Edit

The Department of English Language and Literature at NUS invites applications for the posts of Lecturer and Associate Professor or Professor. We are looking for candidates with exceptional strengths in teaching and research, in particular, in the areas of Early Modern and Medeival, American, Global/Anglophone literatures, or Critical Theory. We hope to appoint the Lecturer and the Associate Professor or Professor by January 2016.

Candidates for the Lecturer position should have a PhD in literary studies, and a record of excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Lecturer position belongs on the university's Educator Track, which has established promotion possibilities. Appointees will be expected to teach core undergraduate modules and to supervise graduate students.

Candidates for the Associate Professor or Professor position should have a PhD in literary studies and an international reputation for their research. Appointees will be expected to demonstrate teaching excellence and to play a strong role in advancing the research of the department. 

NUS is consistently rated as one of the top universities in the world, and the Department of English is one of the best in Asia. English literature is one of three sections of the department (along with linguistics and theatre studies). It currently has 19 full-time faculty members, who teach a braod-based undergraduate curriculum, and lead an energetic and international graduate community. There is considerable support for research, including grants for projects, conference money, and a very well-funded library.

National University of Singapore expects the highest standards of teaching and research from its faculty. In return, it offers excellent terms and conditions. Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of appointment.

Applications should be made by letter and c.v. Please provide:

1. Full details of publications (including theses and dissertations), teaching and administrative experience, awards and other achievements

2. Course outlines and copies of student evaluations

3. Sample publications (max. three)

4. Names and addresses (including email) of three referees

The package can be faxed to +65 6773 2981 or emailed to elllimw@nus.edu.sg.

The closing date for applications is 15 July 2015 for both the Lecturer and Associate Professor / Professor posts. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Deadline: July 15, 2015

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Texas A&M University (TX) - TT Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Digital Shakespeare StudiesEdit

The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure track/tenured position at the rank of either advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Digital Shakespeare Studies. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a substantial scholarly record in both Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities as well as ongoing research initiatives in these areas. Job responsibilities include teaching (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses), conducting and publishing scholarly research, and undertaking appropriate academic service (the primary service assignment for this position is assuming the role of editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography). The successful applicant will also collaborate in other early modern digital projects in the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture.

Applicants should submit a letter of application specifying how the applicant's work advances research and teaching in Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities, together with a CV, by e-mail to Dr. Nancy Warren at nwarren@tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu.

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University of Bristol (UK) -- Lecturership in English (Early Modern Literature)Edit

The University of Bristol invites applications to a full-time permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in English Literature, with special reference to Early Modern Literature. The post is designed to foster research and teaching across conventional period boundaries. Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research in any area of Early Modern Literature 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, and become part of a dynamic community of scholars in the School of Humanities and the Faculty of Arts.   

To apply: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKG365/lecturer-in-english-early-modern-literature/

For further information about the department: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/english/

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J

Salary: Starting salary £35,256 to £39,685

Contact for informal enquiries:

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

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

Please note that the University will be closed for Christmas from 24 December to 4 January so you may not get a response to your email until 5 January.

Timescale of appointment:

Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 6th February 2015. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 8,000 words) by Wednesday 11th February 2015.

Short-listed candidates will be notified on Friday 20th February 2015 and invited to interview.

Interview date: Week of 16th March 2015

Anticipated start date: September 2015

Deadline: 19 Jan. 2015

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  • I wonder if they considered non-EU citizens at all.

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor, Early British Lit. (Old, Middle or Early Modern) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Central Arkansas English Department seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in early British literature and language, to begin in Fall 2015. Specialization may be in Old, Middle, or Early Modern literature. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses in language, such as History and Structure of the English Language, Modern Grammars or Gender and Language. Teaching load will usually consist of general education literature courses, surveys of British literature, and upper-level (or occasional MA-level) courses in the candidate’s field, including language courses. Other duties will include departmental service responsibilities. Applicants should have Ph.D. in English in hand by August 2015. To apply, please go to the web site http://jobs.uca.edu to upload a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts.

Applications should be received by January 15, 2015.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/1362

Deadline: Jan. 15 2015

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University of District of Columbia (DC) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of English (incl. Shakespeare) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of English, starting fall semester, 2015.

The English Program is part of the New Division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). It is one of the most vibrant programs at UDC offering undergraduate students an array of opportunities to pursue careers in law, education, technical and governmental writing/editing, and for future preparation in study of the humanities and education at the graduate level. In addition, the English program supports the General Education writing component for the University.

Desired specialties include one or more of the following: British Literature, Shakespeare, Composition and Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Media and Digital Humanities, and ESL.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: full-time, regular tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: Assistant: $41,722- $65, 838 & Associate: $51,238- $85,074

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties: Develop and offer innovative English major courses in field(s) of specialty via methods congruent with the University’s unique mission; Develop and offer engaging service courses on a variety of engaging topics that support the General Education Program’s commitment to liberal education; Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; Participate in curriculum review, assessment and interdisciplinary programs or projects design and implementation; Maintain a productive program of research and strong professional engagement; Provide academic advisement and mentoring; Participate in outreach and recruitment activities; Provide service to the University, College, Division, Program and Profession.

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in English, Comparative Literature, or Composition and Rhetoric in addition to evidence of: Successful teaching of composition and English majors courses at the college level;clearly defined research project (ideally with prior publications or material in press) that supports the goals of English Program involvement with professional conferences and associations and willingness to engage students in such activities;demonstrated ability to teach a number of core and concentration undergraduate courses in English (e.g., history of British literature, literary and intellectual history, rhetoric); ability to teach and develop innovative topics-based composition courses in the University’s General Education Program Effective and appropriate use of instructional technology, teaching online or hybrid courses, and be willing to develop online and hybrid courses for the English Department and for the General Education Program; Experience mentoring/advising students, teaching/assessing learning in an outcomes and/or competence-based framework, and serving as a committee member in the department and in the University as needed;

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who have post-secondary teaching experience; Evidence of outreach and recruitment activities; Experience teaching or tutoring ESL or TOEFL.

Link to Apply: http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxh0y8st/aahj

Deadline: open until filled (posted June 30, 2015)

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University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown - Associate Professor, English and Chair of Humanities (spec. Shakespeare / Drama)Edit

ABOUT PITT-JOHNSTOWN: Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for the RealWorld. The distinctive combination of our people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a "Best in the Northeast" college, by G.I. Jobs as a "Military Friendly School," and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been presented with The Seven Seals Award by the US Department of Defense's office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Pitt-Johnstown is seeking energetic and creative faculty members for openings in many areas of our institution. These faculty positions feature competitive salary and benefits packages. Job duties for all positions include a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, evidence of engagement in scholarly activities, and service to the university, students, and the surrounding communities. Review of all applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. All faculty positions will begin in late August 2015.

Please visit our website at www.pitt-johnstown.pitt.edu/Employment for further position details and complete application information.

Division of Humanities Associate Professor, English and Chair of Humanities

Responsibilities include: Teaching in the English Department in the fields of world drama and Shakespeare, with a secondary interest in digital humanities (6 credits of teaching per semester). This 12-month position begins August 1, 2015, and requires a Ph.D. in English or a related field. With an established record of excellent teaching and scholarly publications, the successful candidate will be eligible for tenure at Pitt-Johnstown. This candidate should have at least five years of experience at the rank of associate professor, seven preferred. In addition, the successful candidate should have administrative experience that includes supervising and evaluating faculty; developing and assessing curriculum; managing a budget; and active recruiting of new students. The Chair coordinates nine departments and mentors 23 full-time and 29 part-time faculty.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15 2015

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Urbana University (OH) - Asst. Professor - English (Early British Literature)Edit

Urbana University, a division of Franklin University, invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in the Department of English beginning Fall 2015. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. Specialization in early British literature is required, with the ability to teach the entire British tradition a plus. Secondary specialization in world literature, creative writing, or rhetoric/composition is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in teaching a diverse undergraduate student population at all levels of the curriculum, including courses in first-year composition. The expected teaching load for full-time faculty members is 4/4.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, two sample course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation by email titled "UU English Professor" to: faculty@franklin.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Appointment begins August 15th, 2015.

About Urbana Founded in 1850, Urbana University is a non-tenure granting institution and offers a traditional liberal arts education in a small college environment, emphasizing student learning through individual attention, excellence in instruction, career-oriented academic programs, and critical reflection on ethics and values.

Urbana is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Urbana, Ohio, on a campus that is small enough to foster close connections between faculty and students, and large enough to provide cutting-edge programs. It was the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women and the first in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program.

Our vibrant 128-acre campus in west central Ohio is a blend of modern and traditional architecture. Our campus is situated in a small town with the convenience of being less than an hour from the major metropolitan areas of Columbus and Dayton.

Urbana University students are a diverse group who hail from Ohio, the Midwest, and countries around the world.

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

Biola University (CA) - TT Position - Torrey Honors Institute - Great Books Program  [spec. World or Early Modern English Literature]Edit

Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University invites applications for one tenure-track, full-time position especially suited for specialists in World or Early Modern English Literature, or for specialists in another field who desire careers as generalists. Senior scholars are encouraged to apply.

The department delivers a sixty-unit general education program for honors students. The program emphasizes student development in reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as the pursuit of cultural literacies and wisdom through a great books curriculum.

A successful candidate will enjoy the interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, love the liberal arts, and see the theological significances of literatures. Additionally, a successful candidate will look forward to collaborative teaching with colleagues from various academic disciplines.

Responsibilities include: • Socratic pedagogy applied to a great books curriculum. • Teaching outside of your expertise and discipline. • Mentoring diverse students, from every major at Biola, in general education, college life, and spiritual development. • Maintaining scholarly publishing/communication.

Biola University is an evangelical Protestant university and its faculty members endorse the university statement of Christian faith and community values. Biola serves a student body of over 6,000, with WASC accreditation. The Torrey Honors Institute delivers 30 units of liberal arts general education and 30-units of Bible and theology. See http://www.biola.edu/torreyhonors

Position begins Fall 2015; applications will be received until position is filled. Send application letter describing multi-disciplinary pursuits beyond specialization, curriculum vitae, and one page testimony to https://biola.edu/employment. Full applications will be requested of promising candidates.

Ph.D. required in any field central to humanities: English, History, Philosophy, Biblical Studies, Modern Languages, Comparative Literature, Classics, et cetera.

NOTES:  Employer will assist with relocation costs.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27707

MLA JIL 11/07/14

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  • Also posted at Generalist 2015
  • Potential applicants should take note of Biola's Doctrinal Statement: http://www.biola.edu/about/doctrinal-statement/
  • "Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an existing employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position."
  • rhymes with EBOLA
  • Originally: "Bible Institute Of Los Angeles"

Boğaziçi University (TUR) - Asst. Professor, English Renaissance Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position, to be filled by a foreign national, in English Renaissance literature with a primary focus on Shakespeare. We particularly welcome candidates with a strong background in medieval literature. The successful candidate will teach courses spanning from the medieval to contemporary literature as well as courses in his or her area of specialization. The applicants must hold a PhD in English literature, have a strong commitment to teaching, and have academic publications. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, thesis supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and undertaking administrative duties.

The appointment will begin in Fall 2015 with a base salary currently ranging between 3100-4200 TL per month (after taxes are deducted) subject to a yearly renewable contract, and will include state health insurance.

Please send your CV, a writing sample (around 20 pages), and a cover letter including a discussion of teaching philosophy and research interests in one PDF file to llapp@boun.edu.tr. Two confidential letters of recommendation should also be emailed to the same address. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014. After the initial screening process, the selected candidates will be interviewed via Skype.

Boğaziçi University is a state university in Istanbul, Turkey. All classes are taught in English. Please visit http://westlanglit.boun.edu.tr/homepage/ and www.boun.edu.tr for further information about the university and the department.

H-NET

Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014

Acknowledgment received: 8/20

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/6 (via email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): skype interview 10/23, 10/31 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/12 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bucknell University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Renaissance English Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Bucknell University seeks to hire an entry-level, tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in Renaissance (16th and 17th century) English Literature; ability to teach Shakespeare required. There is a 3/2 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as advanced-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. Ph.D., or Masters who are ABD, teaching experience, and publications.

Application materials include a CV, statements that address your experience and potential as a teacher, your scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 5th and continue until the position is filled.

SUBMIT APPLICATION: Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please use the SUBMIT APPLICATION link above or go to http://apply.interfolio.com/26449.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received: 10/15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Is the "personal statement" supposed to be a teaching philosophy and research statement rolled into one? Or is this actually supposed to be a cover letter?  It's odd that a cover letter is not part of the application materials.

  • - It's not odd; it's outrageous. 

- When you go to apply through Interfolio, you'll discover they require you to upload a Personal Statement, with the instruction, 'Statement that addresses your experience and potential as a teacher, and your scholarly interests'; i.e., a cover letter. Not sure why the ad is worded as it is.

  • - Right; thus the confusion. The ad asks for statements (plural), the Interfolio form allows only one. Also not sure why they would say 'personal statement' if they mean cover letter. Wonder what the person who has received acknowledgment ended up submitting.
  • - That was me. I submitted a standard cover letter, including teaching experience and scholarly interests.
  • The peculiar phrasing of this ad should tip you off to a couple of things: first, that those who wrote it are quite disconnected from the norms of writing such ads, and second, that they want to emphasize teaching rather than (serious) scholarship--hence the odd, euphemistic call for a "commitment to undergraduate research." For an account of what this place is like, see Universities to Fear, the Chronic issues section.
  • The peculiar obsession of a former colleague should tip you off to a couple of things...Anyone who wants to find out what people at Bucknell do can check the English Department website and faculty profiles.  
  • ^^ Agreeing with this last commenter. An oddly-written job ad is simply NOT proof "that those who wrote it are quite disconnected from the norms of writing such ads." Often ads are written (or rewritten, and sometimes re-re-written) by HR or by deans and provosts, and the committee has relatively little input or simply doesn't have the time or energy to fight that fight. If you want to know how much research is valued, do some research of your on the department web page. (For the record, I'm not at Bucknell and don't know anyone there. But I'm a veteran search committee member at a comparable institution.)

California State University, Chico (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Renaissance English Literature and Shakespeare - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor to start August 2015. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's Strategic Priorities-http://www.csuchico.edu/vpaa/wasc/StrategicPrior/.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is an earned Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature, by the time of appointment, with a specialization in English Renaissance literature and/or Shakespeare.

Preferred Qualifications: The candidate should have demonstrated potential excellence in teaching and scholarship in the fields of English Renaissance literature and/or Shakespeare. Scholarly and teaching interest in literature in its historical and social contexts is desirable, as is preparation in one or more of the following areas: film; digital humanities; gender studies and queer theory; and ecocriticism.

Responsibilities: The teaching load is four courses per semester. The candidate will be prepared to teach upper-division courses and graduate seminars in English Renaissance literature and Shakespeare, to cover our survey of British literature from the 8th century to the mid-18th century, and to develop additional upper-division courses in her or his field of expertise. In addition, the candidate will teach literature courses or Shakespeare on Film in the universitys General Education program; supervise honors theses and M.A. theses; serve on departmental and college committees; and participate in the campus life of the department. The exact assignment is dependent upon departmental needs and the background of the individual. Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Department currently enrolls approximately 330 majors and dozens of minors in English, creative writing, and linguistics; and more than 30 students in a strong M.A. in English, with advising patterns in literature, language and literacy, and creative writing. It offers nearly 300 class sections and 10 graduate seminars a year. The department also participates in or maintains the General Education and Honors programs; the Humanities and Liberal Studies majors; ESL Center; and Student Learning Center. For more information about the department, please visit http://www.csuchico.edu/engl/

Closing Date: November 14, 2014

How to Apply: All applicants must complete the Application for Academic Employment Form, which is available on-line at http://www.csuchico.edu/faaf/documents/FacultyEmploymentApplication.pdf

This should be submitted using Interfolios ByCommittee at https://apply.interfolio.com/27046, along with letter of application, c.v., representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio containing a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi. For any questions regarding this search, please contact Geoff Baker, the search committee chair, at gabaker at csuchico.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA x3 (12/9/14, arranged by phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (1/16/15)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [POSITION FILLED posted in header 2/20]

NOTES:

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Renaissance Literature) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Renaissance Literature) position. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in English or a foreign equivalent degree.

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of English (Renaissance Literature) include: (i) teaching undergraduate courses in composition and literature; (ii) advising undergraduate students; and (iii) university service.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Candidates should submit a CV and letter of application at https://jobs.coastal.edu outlining their interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 1, 2015.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview requested (03/19) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 04/01

Rejection (after campus interview):05/07

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted:05/07

NOTES:

  • Has anyone received even an acknowledgement for this postion? (1/14) Thx! 
  • Don't worry-I didn't receive acknowledgement either. 
  • I'm thinking that because the applications were due during the semester break-- HR and the committee is probably just getting to them this week.

College of Saint Rose (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, 17th c. Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, in Seventeenth-Century British literature and culture to begin in the Fall 2015 semester. The position requires the teaching of specialized courses and a range of introductory-level classes.

As a member of The College of Saint Rose faculty, the applicant is expected to teach assigned courses in accordance with relevant academic policies; participate in academic advising and program assessment; engage in scholarship; and, serve the College’s communities through participation in Department, School and College-wide committees and internal and external events.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in English by time of hire, and will be a specialist in Seventeenth-Century British literature and culture with a focus on nondramatic literature, including poetry. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse campus community. Candidate reviews will begin immediately. The search will remain open until December 1, 2014.

Additional Information:

Compensation includes a competitive salary range and comprehensive health and dental benefits, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, tuition remission for dependents, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law. The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report on line at http://www.strose.edu/download.aspx?libitemid=58995&file=2013%20CSR%20Public%20Safety%20Report%20Final.pdf or by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187.

Application Instructions:

For additional information and application instructions, log on to our website at https://strose.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=54592 and open a College of Saint Rose Employment Account today!

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/6 x3 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • ["Offer Accepted" posted in header on 3/17]

NOTES:

Columbia University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Early Modern Drama (1500-1700) - FAILED SEARCHEdit

Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature. We invite applications for a beginning tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern drama, 1500-1700. Broad knowledge of the dramatic canon, of the non-dramatic Renaissance, and fluency with current critical approaches desired. Beyond teaching in the field of specialization, the successful candidate also will teach "Literature Humanities," a two-course sequence in Columbia's Core Curriculum, each year for the first three years of the appointment. Ph.D. must be awarded by July 1, 2015. All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current CV, dissertation abstract, list of references and writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages. Applicants also should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded into RAPS. For more information and to apply, please go to http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59762. The review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x4 (with a very kind email) [posted 12/10]; 12/12 (x3) 12/16 (x1)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • Just curious: did Columbia actually hire anybody from this search? Anyone know? (06/30)
  • I heard that the search failed. (7/4)
  • ^Where did you hear this? (7/11)
  • ^Any idea what happened? (7/14)
  • I can confirm (direct knowledge) that the search failed after the campus visit stage. Will be run again, but not next year.

NOTES:

  • -- Query: They request a "disseration abstract," but what if you're a couple years out from the dissertation and working on a different or more developed project? Would an updated research abstract make more sense?
  • A: Sending a book project abstract instead of a dissertation abstract makes sense if you finished several years ago. X2
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? <--rejection posted 12/10
  • Rejection email said that they are looking for someone early in their career. 

Dominican University of California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English (pref. Early British Lit.) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2015
  • -Additional Materials requested, per British Open 2015 page: "on 12/9 - Teaching dossier, letters of recommendation and writing sample (x2)"
  • MLA interview scheduled via phone on 12/19  (x1)

Duke University (NC) - Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of English in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Duke University English Department is searching for an advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Renaissance/Early Modern Literature. We are interested in such secondary areas as (but not restricted to) rhetoric, political philosophy, and natural philosophy. Candidates should have a strong publication record. This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2015. Candidates should submit (electronically) a cv, letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. All materials received by October 31, 2014 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4542

Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/5 (email) x2

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • 1/18 Q: Any invitations for campus visits yet?
  • Heard they'd been scheduled by word of mouth. [posted 2/23]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Is there any chatter on this job at all? Was it a targeted hire? I heard that so many people were applying for it, but I've heard nothing official or unofficial. [12/01]
  • A: I know someone who was asked to send in letters of rec (right around T-giving), although not sure if this was an actual shortlisting or simply problems with the AcademicJobsOnline system. Anyway, at the least it suggests they have a review of apps underway and this is not necessarily a targeted hire. [12/07]
  • Just 1 interview scheduled? Charade search seems likely if true. [12/15]
  • I think it's more likely that advanced asst. and assoc. profs contribute to the wiki at a lower rate than other jobseekers, for a variey of reasons (age difference and reduced camaraderie with non-tt jobseekers are two that spring to mind). Don't encourage paranoia for no reason, please (there are enough things to be anxious about on the market already!).
  • ^^ Agreeing with this. Committees interview as fews as 10 candidates, and many of the postings here only list 1-3 interviewees. Best explanation is that most people on the market aren't contributing, not that committees aren't interviewing. 
  • Know for sure of at least 1 other interview here with someone who doesn't post to wiki. You only ever get a fraction of the action here--best not to draw larger conclusions from the # of x's. [12/16]
  • I'm disapppointed that, at this level, there was no "thank you, but no thank you" letter. I understand that a department would be overburdened by sending individual rejections when they get 200+ applications from ABDs/new PhDs, but for a position at this level (advanced asst/assoc--I'm in my first year as an assoc) I had hoped for more civility. [1/03] --> edited to add: the explicit rejection I was looking for came today, 1/5, in an email from the chair's secretary.   

Emory University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, Renaissance / Early Modern Non-dramatic Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Emory University Department of English invites applications for a tenure- track position at the rank of Assistant Professor from individuals who specialize in Renaissance / Early Modern Non-dramatic Literature. Successful candidates for this position will present strong evidence of scholarly promise and excellence in teaching and will have the PhD in hand by the August 2015 start date. The 4-course per year teaching load comprises both undergraduate courses (such as writing courses, a multi-genre survey of early English literature, and upper-level classes on Renaissance poetry and prose) as well as graduate seminars.

Please apply with Interfolio by submitting an initial letter of application and CV online at https://apply.interfolio.com/26269 . Review of applications begins October 1, 2014. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to submit additional materials. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/7 x2

Request for additional materials: 11/6 (x8), 11/13 (x4)

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

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Nothing yet? Anywhere?

  • The posting does say "Review of applications begins October 1, 2014.   Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration," which makes the deadline seem more like 10/31 than 10/1. Perhaps they're waiting until after that to begin to request additional materials.
  • Does anyone who has *not* received a request for more materials notice that the status of this application in Interfolio has changed to Submitted (Incomplete) with slots for letters, disseration abstract, writing sample, teaching statement, etc.? [11/10]
  • ^^ Yes, I have not recvd word for more materials, but my Interfolio status is the same as yours with the option to submit more work. IIt could just be the way the system is set up. but fingers crossed, friend! (x3!)
    • Pretty sure it's just a glitch with Interfolio - another search had the same thing happen for all applicants. Hate to be a Dudley Downer here, but I wouldn't get your hopes up. [11/10]
    • Don't fret though. It's not likely that they are done asking people for materials yet. I'm sure they are doing it in waves.
    • For those who have been contacted about more materials - For what did they ask?
    • ^^ Writing sample, 3-4 reference letters, teaching statement, and dissertation/book abstract. I was also one of the people who had the "Submitted (Incomplete)" status on interfolio and was notified yesterday to send in more work. I'm hoping this bodes well for the other people who posted with the same interfolio status--my fingers are still crossed!
  • Does anyone's Interfolio status *not* say Incomplete now? Asking for a rather dejected friend, of course, who definitely isn't me. To know if I my friend should be hopeful. [11/14]
    • The person who suggested that the incomplete status is a "glitch" is correct, I think. "Incomplete" does not mean that you are going to be asked for additional materials. That said, they are clearly asking for additional materials on a rolling basis. There is no reason to be dejected at the point. Quit checking the Wiki so often :)
    • I haven't been asked to send more stuff, but my status still says "incomplete."
  • No interview invitations yet? It makes me wonder if they don't know already who they will offer the job to.
  • I would guess they're probably running late (wouldn't be surprised if they are still reviewing all the additional materials they asked for). Really, for MLA interviews to be scheduled, there's still plenty of time (some SC's will ask for MLA interviews right before X-mas, although hopefully that's not the case with Emory). [12/07]
    • a thousand yeses to this. it's still early to be scheduling interviews, and people will post news when they have it. there is no need to constantly inquire and there is even less need to be so paranoid about it being a 'real' search. there are enough real issues to worry about already without adding fatuous fuel to the fire.

Gordon College (MA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of English - Medieval or Renaissance Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Gordon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment with a specialization in either medieval or Renaissance British literature. Position to begin August 2015. Rank commensurate with experience.

Principal teaching responsibilities will include surveys of British literature, upper-division courses in both the medieval and Renaissance periods, and advanced senior seminars. Ability to teach Shakespeare required. In addition, candidates should be able to teach introductory literature courses within the college’s general education curriculum. The teaching load is 3-3. Faculty responsibilities include advising students and service on college committees.

The Department of English at Gordon College is composed of six full-time and eight part-time faculty.

The ideal candidate will have:

Ph.D. in English by the time of appointment (ABD will be considered)
Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
Evidence of a promising publication record
A strong commitment to the Christian mission of the college.

Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship and creative work with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.

As one of the country's top liberal arts colleges with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We need scholars with a depth of understanding, a breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of the dialogue.

Interested applicants should submit: a Curriculum Vitae, a sample of academic writing (20-30 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.

For more information and to apply, please go to: http://www.gordon.edu/teachatgordon

The review of applicants will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Gordon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diversity is necessary to our ability to achieve our goals and educational mission. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Letters of Recommendation and Faculty Questionnaire x2 (11/17)

Rejection (no interview): 11/19, 12/15 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA x1 (12/3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • know someone who has a campus visit scheduled [posted 1/24]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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

Kobe College (JPN) - Associate Professor or TT Instructor - British Drama (incl. "Shakespeare and His Age")Edit

1. Position: One position for Associate Professor, or Instructor (Tenure-track: the successful applicant who does not have Japanese nationality will be hired on a two-year contract. Based on screening of work during the contract term, there will be a possibility of tenured employment afterwards.)

2. Field:  British Drama

3. Teaching Responsibility: The successful applicant will teach general English reading and writing classes, “British Literature and History,” and “Shakespeare and His Age” for undergraduate students, and “English Drama” or “Special Lecture in English Literature” for graduate students.

4. Date of Appointment:  April 1, 2015

5. Qualifications: ① Doctoral degree or equivalent level of education/experience in English literature ② Experience of teaching English literature to college-level students ③ The ability of teaching in English is required. The ability to handle administrative matters in Japanese is preferred.   ④ Christian or a person with understanding of the Christian educational principles on which Kobe College is founded

6. Deadline for Application: Must be received by September 19 (Fri.) , 2014.

7. Application Materials (either in Japanese or in English):

1. Complete resume with photograph and contact information
2. A list of research presentations, publications, and educational and social activities
3. Description of teaching and research interests at Kobe College (two pages)
4. 3 representative publications (originals, offprints or copies). Each of the three publications should be accompanied by an abstract in English.
5. Curriculum vitae with all certificates from college(s), graduate school(s) and work place(s) that an applicant had been affiliated with, and 2 references (names, affiliations, phone-numbers, e-mail addresses)
  • (Additional documents on 4 and 5 may be required during the screening process.)
6. A syllabus of “Shakespeare and His Age,” a course for juniors and seniors
  • Based on this syllabus, the candidate will be required to carry out a 20 minute class demonstration (in English) at the time of interview.

Send the registered mail to:  

“Application for English Literature Position”
English Department Office, Faculty of Letters,
Kobe College
4-1 Okadayama, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo, JAPAN 〒662-8505

Inquiries:  English Department Office   Phone: 0798-51-8548    Fax: 0798-51-8532 E-mail: e-office@mail.kobe-c.ac.jp

N.B.  Submitted materials will not be returned unless requested upon application. If you want your documents back after our screening, please enclose “Cash on Delivery Bill.”

http://www.kobe-c.ac.jp/

H-NET

Deadline: 19 Sept. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lycoming College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, Shakespeare/Renaissance Literature - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Lycoming College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Shakespeare/Renaissance literature, starting in August 2015. We seek broadly trained candidates who are also prepared to teach courses in Classical literature, Restoration & Eighteenth-century literature, and first-year writing and topics seminars. The position carries a 3/3 teaching load with expectations of teaching excellence, research, and college service. Ph.D. in literature is required by August 2015.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please reference "English" in the subject line of the email. Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Vancouver.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2014.  Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen conducted. EOE.

Postal Address: Human Resources/English, Lycoming College, Campus Box 861, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701-5192. Email Address: jobs@lycoming.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/24 x4 (MLA, arranged by phone), 12/01 (x1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/25 (via email)

Campus interview scheduled: rejection email said campus visits have been scheduled (1/25)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone have a sense of whether, in this case, the teaching portfolio would simply be a statement and course evaluations, or would it also include at this stage sample student work/syllabi? Thank you
  • Better to include too much than not enough, I think.

McDaniel College (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of English: Early Modern/Renaissance Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of English seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Early Modern/Renaissance literature to start in Fall 2015. Applicants should also be skilled in teaching English composition and willing to develop courses for the College’s general education curriculum, including first‐year seminar and sophomore interdisciplinary studies courses. Teaching load is 3/3. Ph.D. preferred by time of appointment. Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of reference electronically to Dr. Robert Kachur, Chair, Department of English, at http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/apply/English. Review of applications begins November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at MLA and, alternatively, via Skype. One of forty colleges and universities nationwide known for its success at changing students’ lives, McDaniel College is a selective liberal arts college in central Maryland, within easy access of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Its primary commitment is to outstanding teaching that fosters critical, creative thinking and humane, responsible action. McDaniel College, an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26691

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/20 (x2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/25 (rejection email said they made a hire)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/4 (X3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Just recieved a rejection letter that said an offer has been made and accepted (2/4)

Memorial University of Newfoundland (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor, Medieval and Early Modern Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2015. The areas of specialization are Medieval and Early Modern English Literatures. An area of concentration in Middle English is an asset. For an overview of departmental research clusters, applicants are encouraged to consult the departmental research page (www.mun.ca/english/research). A completed Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Please send a letter of application, CV, an example of scholarly work, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jennifer Lokash, Head, Department of English Language and Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL   A1C 5S7. Phone: (709) 864-8277; fax (709) 864-4528; email: jlokash@mun.ca. All applications must reach the Head no later than November 7, 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be notified in January, 2015. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate whether they are currently legally permitted to work in Canada.

Department website

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 11/20; x3 (email w/ link to demographic survey)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • From Medieval 2015: "Campus interview scheduled: 12/12 (via e-mail)"

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Medieval 2015
  • 11/20: I kinda like it that the acknowledgement letter dated November 20 invites us to complete the demographic questionnaire by November 14.
  • Has anyone else still not had their application acknowledged? Thanks.

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MN) - TT Asst. Professor, British Literature prior to 19th c. (incl. Shakespeare) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications. OPENING DATE: 11/19/14. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 22, 2014. POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*). DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 17, 2015

RESPONSIBILITIES: The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks a specialist in British literature prior to the 19th century. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses at the introductory, upper-level, and graduate levels, including Shakespeare, a British literature survey course, and linguistics, as well as courses in the candidate's area of specialization. In addition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensive general education literature courses and composition. An ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses is desirable. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, and service on department or university committees. Standard university teaching load is 24 credits per year (standard English Department load is three 4-credit courses per semester).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate in English or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript by August 10, 2015.
  • Specialization in British literature prior to the 19th century.
  • Evidence of preparation to teach British literature survey courses.
  • Evidence of preparation to teach Shakespeare.
  • Evidence of preparation to teach linguistics.
  • Relevant scholarly activity.
  • College-level teaching experience in literature and writing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach online or hybrid courses at the college level.
  • Experience using classroom technology (e.g., course management systems).
  • Record of successful workplace collaboration or other departmental, college, or university service.
  • Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.
  • Scholarly or research interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (see http://english.mnsu.edu/mission.htm for departmental goals).
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes master's level programs in Creative Writing (MFA), Literature and English Studies, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in the same fields, plus Humanities and English Education. There are also undergraduate minors in linguistics and film studies. The English department is also responsible for the university's large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, popular culture, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at: http://english.mnsu.edu. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • Statement of philosophy of teaching and research goals
  • Writing sample
  • Three professional letters of reference sent to the Search Committee Chair, Richard Robbins, at the address below

Contact Information: Professor Richard Robbins, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, 230 Armstrong Hall, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001-8400. E-mail inquiries: richard.robbins@mnsu.edu Phone: (507) 389-1354 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Fax: (507) 389-5362

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [PHONE INTERVIEWS posted in header on 2/20]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at British Open 2015
  • (12/22) Anyone else getting an "Oops! We're sorry!" error message when trying to access the job application?
  • 12/22: it was down earlier today, but now it seems to be working again.

National Taiwan University (TWN) - Assistant Professor - Drama/Shakespeare Edit

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DFLL) of National Taiwan University announces the following faculty positions:

I. General requirements (see also Additional requirements under each track): Except otherwise specified, minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a track-related field and a strong publication record. All fulltime faculty members are required to teach DFLL service courses such as English writing, English conversation, and Freshman English and are obligated to direct theses and serve on various university and department committees and as mentors. Teaching experience at the college level strongly preferred. Some knowledge of Chinese and experience teaching in a Chinese-speaking environment a plus. Application deadline: September 10, 2014.

II. Openings:

Track One—American Literature. 2 fulltime positions:

-- 19th-Century American Literature preferred

-- Early American Literature preferred

Track Two—Drama/Shakespeare/Film Studies. 2 fulltime positions.

Track Three—Eighteenth-Century British Literature. 1 fulltime position.

Track Four—Literature/Culture/Theory. 2 fulltime positions:

-- Literary Theory / Cultural Studies

III. Salary and Ranks:

Commensurate with qualifications. Initial salaries range approximately from 69,000NTD (ca. 2,287USD; subject to exchange rates) for assistant professors to 90,000NTD (ca. 2,983USD) for full professors per month with regular teaching load (8 hours per week for full professors, 9 for associate and assistant professors). Additional teaching hours and administrative assignments extra. Other benefits include family health insurance, research grants and awards (on a competitive basis), and university housing (subject to availability).

IV. Application Deadline and General Information:

Appointment begins on August 1, 2015. All applicants must email a completed application form (available at http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw/news/news.php?Sn=2700) together with a CV and a list of publications (must include publications in English or in a specified target language) to wenlin@ntu.edu.tw on or before September 10, 2014 for initial screening. Successful candidates will be asked to provide a substantial dossier and other credentials for further evaluation. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in Taipei. All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality. We apologize for not being able to return application materials. DFLLappointments are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

International applicants must comply with local labor laws and meet immigration requirements. Other college and university regulations may apply. Please direct inquiries to Ms Wen-lin Hsueh (wenlin@ntu.edu.tw). This announcement and other information about DFLL are also available at http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw.

Job Announcement (Chronicle)

Deadline: Sept. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Occidental College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Medieval or Renaissance Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English department at Occidental College, a highly selective liberal arts institution in Los Angeles, seeks applicants for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor with a specialization in either medieval or Renaissance English literature. Candidates should be able to teach standard surveys in a period that ranges from Beowulf to Milton, as well as specialized, upper-division courses in both the medieval and Renaissance periods. In addition, all members of the faculty are expected to contribute regularly to the college's first year general education program in cultural studies. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to, and record of, scholarly publication.

In particular, the English department is interested in a candidate whose teaching and research demonstrate a sustained concern with the ways in which difference and exclusion (racial, sexual, gender, class, etc.) inform or are engaged by the literature of their period of specialization. We welcome innovative, theoretically nuanced pedagogical approaches that seek to illuminate the politics that shaped the literary production of the medieval and Renaissance periods. This is in keeping with Occidentals mission of excellence and equity as well as with the English departments commitment to developing historically informed critical perspectives among our students.

Applicants should submit a C.V., cover letter, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and a statement explaining the relation between the applicants teaching philosophy and scholarly activity. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/26369. Occidental College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment, and especially welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • From Medieval 2015: "Campus interview scheduled: 1st one announced 1/28"

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Medieval 2015
  • [12/11]: Anyone heard anything yet?
  • ^Medieval page indicates that MLA interiews have been scheduled today (12/11)
  • Any movement here? [1/24]
  • Heard this search failed as well. 
  • This search did not fail. An early modernist was hired and will begin teaching in the fall.
  • Whoops, heard it secondhand--must have been unfounded gossip! Apologies.
  • That's ok. It's not my news to share, although it's definitely true. I just didn't think this board could handle news of another failed search!

Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

General Description: Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern literature. The primary responsibility of faculty is teaching; faculty are also expected to be productive scholars and university citizens. Successful candidates should also be able to teach medieval literature.

Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package

Closing Date: 11/07/2014

Work Schedule: Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position available September 1, 2015.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach annual six-course load composed of some combination of the following: two or three introductory, intermediate, and advanced early modern and medieval literature courses; one "Masterpieces of European Literature" course; one International Honors course; and at least one first-year writing seminar in PLU's First-Year Experience Program. In addition, there will be opportunities to teach in PLU's other interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Children's Literature and Culture, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Publishing and Printing Arts, and Women's and Gender Studies).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The English Department seeks candidates who are excellent teachers with a promising record of publication in areas such as (but not restricted to) the trans-national or global early modern world, early modern literature and the environment, or history of the book.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. required. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2015.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy online at https://employment.plu.edu/. 3-6 confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU upon application.

For more information or questions, please contact English Chair, Rona Kaufman, at kaufman@plu.edu.

Other Information: Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 3,500 students, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a scenic region on the Pacific Rim, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. PLU's academic program is an integration of the liberal arts and professional programs, and the university's mission to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care. The university is committed to exploring, affirming and enriching dignity and diversity in the campus community and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action. PLU actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.

Link to Apply: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/3217

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Writing Sample and Letters of Rec x3 (12/4)

Rejection (no interview): 12/4 x9 (in what I must admit was a quite humane email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):12/20 MLA

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16 x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Thanks for updating! I assumed campus visits had been announced, but hadn't received confirmation yet. (1/19)

Penn State Abington (PA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Shakespeare/Renaissance Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Penn State Abington invites applications for a tenure-track Asst/Assoc Professor to teach Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers, British surveys, and upper- and lower-level writing courses. Teaching load is 3/3; ongoing published research as well as service is expected. Generous travel and research support available. Qualifications: PhD in British Renaissance literature, particularly 16th century, and successful college teaching experience; online teaching experience desirable. Should be flexible in course scheduling and course delivery methods. Review of applications begins November 20, 2014; position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews at MLA in January 2015 or via Skype or phone. Penn State Abington, near Philadelphia, is a baccalaureate college with a diverse population of 3900 students. PSU is committed to developing a diverse workforce and being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. Apply at http://PSU.JOBS.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27702

MLA JIL 11/07/14

Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/5 (x4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know which materials they are requesting up front? (letters, sample etc.) [posted 11/10]
  • Has anyone heard from here, one way or another, since interviewing at MLA? [posted 2/8]

Penn State Altoona (PA) - TT Position - Shakespeare/Renaissance Specialist - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Campus/Location: Penn State Altoona

Department: Academic Affairs, Division of Arts & Humanities

Date Announced: 09/24/2014

Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **

Job Number: 53818 Penn State Altoona invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for a Shakespeare/Renaissance Specialist. The candidate will also teach composition, the early British survey class, and other general education literature courses related to his/her interests. Additional teaching interests are welcome. Some of our needs include Chaucer/Medieval Studies and business writing. Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4000 students offering 22 baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of 180 Penn State baccalaureate degrees. Degree offerings at Penn State Altoona will continue to expand. Only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Altoona College offers the advantages of small college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university. The position requires a Ph.D. and is at the level of assistant professor or at a rank commensurate with qualifications beginning in Fall 2015. Applicants should present a record of evidence and potential effectiveness in teaching, research/creative accomplishment, and service. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, research, student recruitment and retention, and curricular development and assessment. Penn State Altoona offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. Applicants should upload a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview); and a list of three references with detailed contact information. Please combine documents to fill appropriated spaces. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/

Job Announcement - see also Chronicle Ad (09/26/14)

Link to Apply: https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53818

Deadline: open until filled (posted 09/24/14)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/6 x2 (form email from HR)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/6 [according to rejection email]

NOTES:

Radford University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern British Lit. (incl. Shakespeare) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

ENGLISH: Entry-level tenure-track assistant professor position. Teach in the Core Curriculum and serve as a mentor to graduate teaching assistants. Experience in teaching lower-division courses that combine written and oral rhetoric required. Experience working with graduate student teaching assistants required. Preparation to teach Early Modern British literature courses, including Shakespeare, preferred. Position requires a commitment to an ongoing research agenda and University service. Ph.D. in hand by August 2015. Send letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, and official or unofficial transcripts of all college work to: Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy, Chair, Department of English, Box 6935, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142,rguruswa@radford.edu. Electronic applications preferred.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 10/30/2014

Acknowledgment received: 10/17

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/6 (Skype; email had 10 time slots) x2 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • In response to my query about the search, the committee chair reported that campus visits are being conducted last week and this week. (2/10)

Reed College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor in English and Humanities, Shakespeare - FAILED SEARCHEdit

Tenure-track appointment in English and Humanities. Beginning August 2015. Candidates should specialize in Shakespeare and demonstrate competence in the broader fundamentals of dramatic form, theory, and history, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach two courses on Shakespeare (introductory and advanced) in the English department; a yearlong interdisciplinary course (Humanities 110 on the ancient Mediterranean world) pedagogically focused on the development of analytical and critical skills of first-year students; and will advise yearlong senior theses. Above all, we seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and who are engaged in a lively and serious program of scholarship. Ph.D. required. In your application materials, please include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity). Please send letter, CV, writing sample (15-30 pages), diversity statement and dossier (3+ letters of recommendation) to Laura Leibman, Chair, Search Committee in English and Humanities at http://apply.interfolio.com/25304, by October 15, 2014. The Reed community believes cultural diversity to be essential to the excellence of our academic program. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/16 (x2); 11/5 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/4 x3 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • See NOTES

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • In response to excellent query by a candidate: "dossier" = 3+ letters of recommendation (note posted by search chair). [posted 08/21/14]
  • Does anyone have suggestions for how long the diversity statement should be? [10/07/2014]
    • My job placement officer said one page max.
    • Search chair: one paragraph to one page is fine. Sorry for the delayed response. [10/15/2014]
  • 11/11: Anyone hear anything yet?
  • Note from search chair: Since it is the time of year when people are eager to know when they might hear, I thought I would post the search committee's timeline.  The search committee is meeting Dec. 4th to determine whom to interview at MLA.  Thus, requests for interviews should go out by Friday Dec. 5th or VERY early the next week. Following MLA the full committee will meet again and select 3-4 candidates to bring to campus from those interviewed at MLA. Because of when our semester starts, campus visits are typically late January to mid February. I hope that helps! [posted 11/25/14]
  • ^^ Many thanks for this information! Much appreciated
  • Agreed! Thank you! I very much appreciate your continued communication and transparency regarding the process here.
  • 12/11: Wondering if the search chair (or anyone else) could confirm for those of us who have not yet heard anything that we are officially out of the running at this point. I ask because it's a little odd that only one person reports getting an interview. I really appreciate how transparent the process has been so far and am grateful to you and the rest of the committee for all your work.
  • Note from search chair: My apologies that I hadn't looked at the wiki for awhile and hence the delay in response.  If you did not receive a request for an MLA interview, you should have received an email shortly thereafter letting you know you were out of the running. (There was a brief delay between the yes and no emails as we needed to hear back that people had accepted the MLA interviews.)  Thank you so much, though, to everyone who put in the time and effort to apply. I know the job market can be trying and wish everyone the best of luck. My deep apologies if you didn't ever get either an "yes interview" or "no interview" email.  If all you got was radio silence, definitely let me know, as we want to make sure all the necessary emails are going out to people. [posted 1/8/15]
  • I don't know the exact details, but I do know that this search failed. (posted 5/1/15)
  • Can confirm (first hand knowledge). They made one offer to someone who took another job.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL) - TT Assistant Professor - Early Modern Literature (Shakespeare) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of early modern British literature, specializing in Shakespeare. This is a continuing, 9-month appointment beginning August 16, 2015.

Duties: Maintaining an active program of scholarship that involves regular publication, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and advising graduate student projects, and contributing service to the department and college as appropriate to academic rank. Typical teaching load for untenured faculty in the department is two courses per semester.

Requirements: PhD in English by August 15, 2015, and demonstrated promise of significant scholarship in the field of early modern British literature, including some facet of Shakespeare studies. If all requirements for the Ph.D. are not completed by August 15, 2015, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy ( http://policies.siu.edu/personnel_policies/chapter2/ch2-fa ps/conting.html /).

Application Deadline: October 15, 2014, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, dissertation description or research summary, writing sample (25 pages), and three letters of recommendation via the following Interfolio link: http:apply.interfolio.com/26221/ Applicants may also send materials to the following postal address:

Professor Ryan Netzley, Chair Search Committee, 1000 Faner Drive, Department of English, Mail Code 4503, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901.

Please direct any questions about the application process to Professor Ryan Netzley ( rnetzley@siu.edu).

http://siu.edu/jobs

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/15 (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/10x3 (MLA interview scheduled by phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes (word of mouth) [posted 2/25]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern European Lit. (incl. British and Shakespeare) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Posting Number: 0603315

Position Type: Faculty

Department: ENGLISH & PHILOSOPH

General Description: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University's undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment, and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the Chair.

Education: Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Experience and Training: The rank of Assistant Professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

Work Hours: Faculty teach 4-4 course loads, unless otherwise assigned, maintain a minimum number of office hours, and provide service duties to the university.

Special Instructions: Applicants must apply online. On the Other Document link, applicants should upload copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation, and writing samples.

Minimum Pay Rate: $46,000-$48,000

Specific Job Requirements for this Posting: The Department of English at Stephen F. Austin State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a Ph.D. in English or comparative literature to teach Early Modern European literature, including British. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate critical theory and Shakespeare is strongly preferred; additional secondary areas, including digital humanities, will be considered. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as first-year composition and sophomore-level literature surveys.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in English, along with a record of scholarship and publication. The standard load is 4-4 with opportunities for research and service-related reductions (with a 3-3 teaching load the first year).

SFASU is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, located in the East Texas Piney Woods region. Candidates must apply via the SFASU online application system. Please submit letter of application, CV, three current letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and writing sample at: https://careers.sfasu.edu. The writing sample should consist of scholarly writing totaling no more than 25-30 pages. Contact Dr. Mark Sanders, Chair, Department of English, at sandersme1@sfasu.edu for more information. Applications received by November 15, 2014, will be given top priority; position open until filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview (arranged by phone and email) x1 Jan 2, x1 Jan. 5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

Rejection (after campus interview): (3/31)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Thomas University (GA) - Full-Time English Faculty (Generalist, pref. Renaissance Lit.)Edit

Trinity University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Early Modern Drama incl. Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

POSITION: Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track, with research specialty in Early Modern Drama including Shakespeare.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching three undergraduate classes per semester, including the First-Year Experience. Teaching competencies required: upper-level courses in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama and lower-level survey courses in British Literature before 1800. Research activities, including publications and presentation of papers; participation in professional and scholarly activities, including attendance at professional meetings. Student advising; service to the department, the university, the profession, and the community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Recent Ph.D. (or near Ph.D.) in English, with research specialty in Early Modern Drama including Shakespeare, with broad-based, survey knowledge of British Literature before 1800.

QUALITIES AND SKILLS: A strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and evidence of potential as a scholar; ability to relate well to students at a relatively small liberal arts and sciences university.

SALARY: Competitive

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of English at Trinity University consists of twelve full-time faculty members; it offers a major (B.A. Degree) and a minor in English and in Creative Writing, as well as an Honors Program and courses for the Common Curriculum and electives. Trinity, founded in 1869, is an independent, coeducational, primarily residential university with a predominant emphasis on undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Highly selective in its admission standards, Trinity is rapidly becoming one of the foremost institutions of its type in the United States. The quality of both faculty and students is acknowledged to be among the finest in the country. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,700, including students from all parts of the United States and many foreign nations. An attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of approximately one million.

APPLICATIONS: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference (not to be sent by candidate), graduate institution(s) transcript(s), dissertation abstract, and writing sample, by November 21, 2014 to:

Professor Victoria Aarons
Department of English
Trinity University
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200

Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

http://web.trinity.edu/x9627.xml

Deadline: Nov. 21 2014

Acknowledgment received: 11/14

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/8 x4 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/12 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes. 

Offer accepted: yes. (both word of mouth) [posted 2/25

NOTES:

University of Alabama (AL) - Hudson Strode Professor of English (Full Professor of Renaissance Studies)Edit

The Hudson Strode Professor of English will serve as Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies and is responsible for supervising the promotion and activities of the Program, including overseeing graduate recruitment and admissions; awarding fellowships and scholarships; planning and leading Strode seminars; and organizing lectures and symposia. The Director is expected to work closely with other faculty members interested in the early modern period. The Department of English within the College of Arts & Science at The University of Alabama seeks a distinguished faculty member to serve as the Hudson Strode Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. The Strode Program focuses on intensive preparation of graduate students, and its private endowment provides for fellowships, lectures, and seminars in the literature of early modern Britain. PhD is required. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Renaissance literature and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with a tenured appointment as a full professor. As Hudson Strode Professor of English, the successful candidate will already have met the highest standards of scholarly and professional activity, primarily in Shakespeare studies, but also in the broader field of British Renaissance literature. The successful candidate will also have a proven record of organizational and administrative success. Please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/ for more information about the Strode Program. Position begins 8/16/15.

Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: A letter of application that includes descriptions of scholarly success in the field, teaching experience, and administrative experience and approach; Resume/Curriculum Vitae. A book or comparable work that best highlights your scholarly success, and four letters of recommendation, should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Trudier Harris, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews via telephone or videoconference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation.

https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/36032

Deadline: Oct. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor, English (2 Positions; fields incl. Early Modern) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Arizona is seeking two assistant professors in the areas of Early Modern Literature, Twentieth Century British/Postcolonial Literature, or British Literature (period open) with an interdisciplinary interest in Environment or Health.

Faculty and Students in the Department are actively involved with programs in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, LGBT Studies, Mexican American Studies, the Institute for the Environment, and the Group for Early Modern Studies. We seek candidates with strong research and teaching profiles who can contribute to both the MA/Ph.D. and undergraduate programs. The Department of English is a vibrant intellectual community with strong interdisciplinary connections across the university. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Link to Apply: http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=214172

Deadline: Review begins on 11-24-2014 (Continues until position filled)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled by phone (12/18) x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Delaware (DE) - Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Print & Material Culture StudiesEdit

University of the Incarnate Word (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in Early British LiteratureEdit

University of Kentucky (KY) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Early Modern Literature) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Early Modern literature and culture, 1550-1700. We seek candidates who, regardless of precise areas of specialization, can teach a dynamic lecture course in Shakespeare or a related area and also teach across genres. Publications and/or evidence of scholarly promise are desired, as well as evidence of strong teaching.

The teaching load is 2-2 consisting of undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will conduct and publish research, serve on graduate committees, and contribute service.

Applicants should provide: cover letter, CV, writing sample (20-30 pages), teaching statement, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review begins November 15, 2014.

Applications will be accepted electronically through Interfolio.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. We are committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. The Department and College promote policies friendly to families of all sorts. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26189

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (2/13)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/11 MLA (by phone) x 3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes (word of mouth) [posted 2/25]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Mississippi (MS) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Modern Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Mississippi seeks a candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in early modern literature who specializes in global or transnational aspects of the field. Candidates who focus on post-colonial theory, and/or queer and sexuality studies are particularly welcome. There is a 2-2 teaching load. Review of applications scheduled to begin October 30 and will continue until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

To apply and submit a letter of application, CV, abstract, writing sample, and letters of recommendation, please visit http://jobs.olemiss.edu. For further information, contact Professor Karen Raber at kraber@olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26811

Link to Apply: https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/6298

MLA JIL 09/26/14

Deadline: review begins Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received: (10/28)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled by phone (11/19 x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16 by phone

Rejection (after campus interview): yes (word of mouth)

Offer made:

  • Any movement on this? 
  • Heard an offer was made and accepted. [posted 2/25]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • The job ad says "Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application."  The minimum qualification is listed as PhD in English.  HR-speak, or does this genuinely mean they don't want applications from ABDs?
  • This is a member of the search committee. In response to the above question, let me say that the committee welcomes applications from ABDs. [10/3/14]

Vanderbilt University (TN) - TT Assistant Professor in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/26168

The Vanderbilt English Department wishes to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature. Candidates must have the PhD in hand before the start of the appointment in the fall semester of 2015. Submit letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to the link above by 15 October 2014. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MLA JIL 09-12-14

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/18 (x4, asked for writing sample via email and indicated that they would review applications over Thanksgiving break)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled 12/6 x2 (by phone) (x2 12/8)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit requested [posted 1/12]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 13/2 (word of mouth)

Offer accepted: 3/4

NOTES:

  • 11/11: Anyone hear anything yet?
  • What's the collective wisdom here: more requests for additional materials forthcoming? x4 isn't very many
  • Looking at previous years, most records of such requests have 1-5 responses, so I wouldn't expect more. It's not impossible, but unlikely.
  • Original Poster. Judging (hopefully) on the activity on this year's thread; for instance the Emory job has logged a dozen requests for additional material, the West Virginia job 20+.  
  • Just got an email request to fill out the EEO form. Perhaps they should've sent that before MLA. [2/10]
  • The EEO form (through Interfolio) also includes a *required* field for submitters to disclose their names.  What in the world?

West Virginia University (WV) - TT Assistant Professor in British Literature, 1500 to 1700 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in British Literature from 1500 to 1700. Applicants must have a PhD by August 1, 2015. The position requires an active research agenda evidenced by a dissertation and conference presentations on British Literature 1500-1700, as well as effective teaching ability. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant’s field and undergraduate courses in Shakespeare and British Literature to 1800. The teaching load is 2- 2.

The Department of English has a faculty of 43 in creative writing, literature, socio-linguistics, and composition and rhetoric, and we offer a full range of academic programs (B.A., M.A., M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, M.F.A., and Ph.D.). The teaching load for research-active graduate faculty is two courses per semester. West Virginia University is designated a “research-high activity” university with more than 30,000 students. The city of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located within driving distance of Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Washington, D.C.

The position begins August 16, 2015. For possible interviews at MLA or via Skype, initial review will begin October 15, 2014; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

APPLICATION. Please send a letter of application and c.v. to Lara Farina, Chair, British Literature Search Committee, Department of English, PO Box 6296, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296. Additional materials may be requested later. E-mail applications consisting of a single PDF file can be sent to lara.farina@mail.wvu.edu For more information, please visit our website: http://www.english.wvu.edu

https://apply.interfolio.com/26483

MLA JIL 09-12-14

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/13 (x2)

Request for additional materials: 11/3 (x4), 11/5 (x7), 11/6 (x9), 11/7(x5) (email indicated that MLA or Skype interview request would be sent out in the second week of Dec.)

Rejection (no interview): 11/10 X7, 12/18 x2 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/11 at MLA, by email

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes [posted 1/17]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2015
  • So do we think this ship has sailed? (12/16)
  • Yes - know of at least 2 more MLA interviews scheduled beyond the one posted above - all scheduled on 12/11. [posted 12/16]
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Western Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks applicants for a tenure-eligible position in Early Modern Literature with a strong interest in Shakespeare and secondary interests in either Drama or 18th-Century British Literature. WKU is a comprehensive university of national stature and international reach with a current student body of 21,000 students. This position will be located on WKU's main campus in Bowling Green, KY, a city of 60,000, located approximately 60 miles north of Nashville, TN, and 120 miles south of Louisville, KY. The English Department is the collegial home to thirty-five full-time colleagues practicing a range of disciplinary interests and approaches, and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in creative writing, English for secondary teachers, literature, professional writing, and teaching English as a second language.

Required Qualifications: PhD in literature by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of scholarly and professional activities.

Responsibilities: Teaching upper level and graduate courses in the specialty, literature surveys, and general education courses, including composition; continued scholarly productivity; and service to the department and university.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in late October.

Candidates should submit the following to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/26306: Letter of application (specify fields of expertise); Current Curriculum Vitae; Teaching philosophy statement; Evidence of teaching excellencel 15-20 page writing sample; Three recent letters of recommendation Unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts (official transcripts required prior to on-campus interviews) Please submit all materials to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/26306.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 10/16 (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interviews scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28 (12 slots listed in email received) (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/7 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Shakespeare and the Early Modern Period - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department of Williams College seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track professor, beginning in fall 2015, in Shakespeare and the Early Modern Period.  We are especially interested in candidates who focus on Shakespeare and English Renaissance literature, and who also engage early modernity as a European trans-national or global phenomenon.  Interest in literary theory, cultural theory, intellectual history, performance studies, and/or political theology is welcome.  Appointments are normally at the beginning assistant professor level.  Candidates should have PhD in hand, or a completed dissertation, by the time of appointment.  Interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Vancouver, January 8-11.

Teaching responsibilities consist of a 2-2 workload, with a Winter Study every other January.  Candidates should be prepared to teach Shakespeare every year; broader-ranging upper level courses of their own devising; and self-defined, thematic courses for first-year students.  For information about the Williams English Department, please visit ([http://english.williams.edu/ http://english.williams.edu/).  Faculty members are expected to engage effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Qualified candidates should apply by Nov. 3 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample up to 25 pp., and three or more letters of recommendation.  Applications should be sent through http://apply.interfolio.com/25684.  All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  Further information is available at (http://faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/).

Job Announcement

Deadline:  Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 (email) x4

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes (word of mouth) [posted 2/25]

Offer accepted:

  • [second-hand report from early April: hire made for this position]

NOTES:

  • Q. (12/16): Any word on MLA interviews yet?
  • The automated confirmation email said invitations would be sent out in "mid December", so I expect (hope) word should come soon.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Eastern University (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Medieval and Early Modern Literature - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in Medieval and Early Modern Literature to begin in August 2015. 

The position is renewable after the first year, and the department anticipates a tenure-track position in the near future, subject to administrative approval.  Required qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in British Literature or related discipline by August 2015.  2) Expertise in British Medieval and Renaissance Literature, including Shakespeare.  Desirable qualifications: 1) Background in European Literature before 1700; Global Literature.  2) Ability to contribute to literature, writing, and journalism tracks within the English major of a small department, 3) Balanced commitment to scholarship and teaching excellence. Teaching load will be 4-4, including at least two writing-intensive courses in Eastern’s composition program, a yearly survey course in British Literature before 1789, and upper-level courses in Shakespeare, Milton, and Medieval Writers. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to jobs@eastern.edu. Fullest consideration will be given to materials received by December 1, 2014. 

All positions remain open until filled.

LOCATION: Saint Davids, PA

ABOUT EASTERN UNIVERSITY: Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with our mission and community standards. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.

DESCRIPTION DISCLAIMER: This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.

JOB NUMBER: 4304

See more at: http://www.eastern.edu/jobs/visiting-assistant-professor-medieval-and-early-modern-literature#sthash.EUNvCj1g.dpuf

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (faith statement, etc., 1/27; teaching evaluations 2/18)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Medieval 2015
  • Requires all faculty to sign (annually) the University's Baptist Doctrinal statement
  • Faculty handbook says employment can be terminated for "moral turpitude" such as "homosexual conduct"
  • University president signed a letter asking for religious exemption to a Presidential order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.

Emerson College (MA) - Scholar-in-Residence positions - British Literature & Global English and Literary Foundations & Early Modern Literatures (1 Year)Edit

The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites applications for two one-year appointments as Scholar-in-Residence in Literature. One position will focus on British Literature and Global English; the second position will focus on Literary Foundations and Early Modern Literatures. Both appointments begin September 1, 2015.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

The British Literature and Global English position will teach three courses each semester including courses fulfilling the college-wide literature requirement. Teaching responsibilities include introductory classes on British literature, which must cover at least three genres, and topics classes in Global English (postcolonial, transnational, historical and/or contemporary) depending on the candidate’s area of expertise.

The Literary Foundations and Early Modern Literatures position will teach two courses each semester in the WLP department and one course each semester in the yearlong first year honors seminar. Teaching responsibilities include introductory classes on literary foundations, which must cover at least three genres, and topics classes in Early Modern Literatures (comparative pre-eighteenth century world literature) depending on the candidate’s area of expertise.

Diversity Statement

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

Special Instructions to Applicants The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or near completion) and have significant experience teaching literature at the college level.

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, and designers with over 100 full- and part-time faculty members, 550 undergraduate majors, and 250 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,662 undergraduate students and 830 graduate students from 75 countries and all 50 states.

https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/9081

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x 1 (6/23 for Literary Foundations & Early Modern Literatures). Their application website says "position filled."

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Haverford College (PA) - Visiting Asst. Professor of English (Early Modern) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Haverford College invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty appointment in the Department of English for the 2015-2016 academic year. The position is at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor and could be extended to a second year contingent upon a successful performance review and budgeting. The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. The area of specialization will be in Early Modern poetry, prose or non-Shakespearean drama (ca. 1540-1660). Secondary specialization in visual culture, digital literacy, performance studies, material culture, transatlantic/transnational studies or gender and sexuality studies is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in teaching a diverse undergraduate student population at all levels of the curriculum, including courses in the First-Year Writing program. The typical teaching load for a full time faculty member is five courses per year.

Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, a writing sample (25 pages, max.), two sample course syllabi (for introductory and advanced undergraduate classes), and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/29098. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Gustavus Stadler, Chair, Department of English, Haverford College (gstadler@haverford.edu). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, but only applications received by April 3, 2015 can be guaranteed full consideration.

MLA JIL 3/13/15

Deadline: April 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview 4/9, 4/10 x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/15

Rejection (after campus interview): 5/1 (via email)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know what happened to this job?  Has an offer been made? 
  • - I think so? The rejection letter I received said that one had been made and accepted.
  • I'm not terribly disappointed.  I gather they tend to hire brand-new Ph.D.'s for their visiting positions, and I've been out for a few years.

Maryville College (TN) - Visiting Instructor of English  [pref. 17th-18th c.] - OFFER MADE Edit

Non-tenure track, full-time appointment, August 2015. M.A. in English; college teaching experience required. Strength of focus in 17th and 18th centuries desirable.

Experience teaching composition and research methodology; broadly trained/committed to strong teaching in the liberal arts tradition. Teaching duties: British literature survey (beginnings through eighteenth century); eighteenth-century literature; the first-year composition and first-year literature courses in the general education (core) curriculum. Limited senior study supervision in the major may be required.

Application dossiers completed by December 15, 2014 are guaranteed full consideration. Complete applications include: letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference (two of which fully address teaching experience and potential). Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/27550. Address cover letter to Dr. Sam Overstreet, Chair, Division of Languages & Literature, Maryville College. An equal opportunity employer specifically inviting applications from women and minorities. See: http://www.maryvillecollege.edu.

MLA JIL 10/31/14

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone (1/9)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:2/27

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

McGill University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Studies in Early Modern Europe - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Shippensburg University (PA) - English Generalist, Emphasis in Shakespeare Studies (1 yr. Instructor)Edit

The Department of English invites applications for a full-time one year position beginning August 2015. Responsibilities include a 4/4 course load including first-year college writing, as well as courses in Shakespeare and general education literature. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and professional activity. Expertise in teaching Shakespeare required. As part of a successful on-campus interview process, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD from an accredited institution preferred by time of appointment.

Application procedure: All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu with review of applications beginning June 29, 2015 and continuing until the position is filled. Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (15-20 pages), three letters of reference, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official required if granted an on-campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Inquiries only (no applications) may be directed to Dr. Shari Horner, Chair, Department of English, at SLHorn@ship.edu.

Quick Link: http://jobs.ship.edu:80/postings/559

Deadline: review begins June 29

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:

United States Military Academy at West Point (NY) - Asst Prof/Visiting Asst Profs of English - spec. Early Modern and/or Poetry (Non-TT-Multiple Positions) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Department of English and Philosophy, Bldg. 607, Cullum Road, West Point, New York 10996-1791 http://www.usma.edu/

Assistant Professor of English Visiting Assistant Professors of English

Established in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point is the only college specifically charged with preparing young men and women for service as officers in the United States Army. Candidates should have a genuine concern for the development of enlightened, morally courageous military leaders with creative, critical, and resourceful minds. Military experience is not required.

The Department of English and Philosophy invites applications for several positions: one three-year appointment with possibility of renewal at the rank of Assistant Professor; three two-year, non-renewable appointments at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. All appointments begin in July 2015. Candidates should have the PhD in hand or expected in English or a related discipline. They must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, versatility, and the capacity to teach core-curriculum courses in literature and composition. The typical teaching load is 4/4. Applicants with an expertise in poetry and poetics or in the early modern period will be favorably considered. The United States Military Academy, an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcomes applications from women and minorities. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a 20-page writing sample by October 20, 2014, to the attention of Ms. Kristina Fox, e-mail: kristina.fox@usma.edu. Electronic submissions preferred. If claiming Veteran Preference, please include a DD214.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26224

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/22

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/10 (phone interview) (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 (email) (1/30)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of New Mexico (NM) - Visiting Assistant Professor position in Early Modern Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor position in Early Modern literature and culture. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal up to two years. The successful candidate will be expected to teach foundational courses and may have opportunity to teach courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The teaching load for this position is 2/2, with active participation in the academic activities of the department.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English earned by August 1, 2015; Specialization in Early Modern English literature and culture; Record of college-level teaching of Shakespeare.

Preferred Qualifications: Record of successful college-level teaching of early English literature survey, Milton, and/or the classical tradition; Scholarly agenda/publication record in Early Modern studies; A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

For Best Consideration: 04-12-2015

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Writing Sample, Other

Special Instructions to Applicants: A complete application consists of: Three letters of recommendation sent directly by your references via email to Dr. Marissa Greenberg ( marissag@unm.edu); Attach the following in the UNMjobs application website: cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and an unofficial graduate transcript under "Other".

LINK to APPLY: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82039

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Deadline: For Best Consideration - 04-12-2015

Acknowledgment received: 4-13-2015 (Thank you for your interest in the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Modern literature and culture at the University of New Mexico. The search committee has received your complete application and looks forward to reviewing it. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by email by the middle of May, and interviews will take place via Skype at the end of the month.)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): X2 (5/5) via Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

DemographicsEdit

ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 12

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Contract, post-doc): 14

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

Assistant Professor: 7

Associate Professor: 

Full Professor: 1

Search Committee Member:

Lurker: 2

Total:  34 <--please remember to update total!

GenreEdit

Please indicate which genre you primarily work in.

Drama: 17

Poetry: 5

Prose: 5

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