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Wiki Page for Academic Positions in Early Modern English Literature (including Shakespeare) that begin in 2016.

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Briar Cliff University (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature (Renaissance) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Modern Languages at Briar Cliff University invites applications for an anticipated full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in British Literature, beginning in August 2016. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand by time of hiring. Although the department seeks a generalist to teach all eras of British literature, desired specialization is in the Renaissance, with a demonstrated ability to teach Shakespeare. Applications from candidates also able to teach creative writing (poetry) and/or film and literature will receive preference. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual committed to fostering student achievement and program success. The 4/4 course load will include lower-division composition and introductory literature courses and upper-division literature and creative-writing courses, depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016, and will continue until a successful candidate is selected.

Apply at: http://www.briarcliff.edu/job-opportunities/faculty-positions/assistant-professor-of-british-literature/

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone (2/10/16)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/7

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Canisius College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Shakespeare and Early Modern English Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Canisius College is accepting applications for for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Shakespeare and Early Modern English literature for fall 2016. The normal teaching load is 3-3, with scholarly productivity and service expected. Courses will include Shakespeare, upper-level classes in area of specialization, and two courses in a first-year writing sequence. We welcome candidates with interests in our humanistic core curriculum which explores issues of diversity, ethics, global awareness, and social justice.

Ph.D. by September 2016. College level teaching experience desired. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and a commitment to departmental and college-wide service.

The review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is March 18, 2016. To apply, send letter of application and CV (dossiers will be requested following an initial screening) to: Chair, English Department, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208 or hr.recruiter@canisius.edu (please put ENGLISH is the subject line of your email). The electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged. PDF format is preferred.

Canisius College, founded 1870, is a Jesuit comprehensive liberal arts college with strong commitments to social justice and to preparing students to be reflective women and men for others. The English Department is especially enthusiastic about this mission and committed to faculty diversity. To learn more about the English Department at Canisius College go to: http://www.canisius.edu/english/

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, is an independent, co-educational, medium-sized institution of higher education. Minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Canisius College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 18 2016

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 03/16 (x3) 3/24(x3) 3/29 (x3)

Rejection (no interview): 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 4/6 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 4/25

Campus interview scheduled: 4/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 5/6

Offer accepted: 5/6

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Centenary College (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Early British LiteratureEdit

Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Early British Literature in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. We seek a candidate who can teach Medieval literature, Early Modern literature, our early British Literature survey, and required introductory literature courses. Candidates who can teach History of the English Language and/or Bible as Literature preferred. This position commences Fall 2016.

Centenary College, founded in 1867, is a vibrant, growing and innovative independent, applied liberal arts College with a student body of more than 3,000 which includes students from 21 states and 14 foreign countries. Centenary College is recognized as New Jersey's fastest growing independent college. Primarily an undergraduate institution, selected graduate, accelerated and online programs are offered, largely in professional areas (including the MBA). The College campus is located on 105 scenic acres in Northwestern New Jersey, about 50 miles from New York City and about 25 miles from Pennsylvania. Hackettstown was named by Money Magazine as one of the "Best 100 Places to Live" in the United States.

Centenary College offers a comprehensive compensation package which includes excellent benefits for employees and an innovative, individualized curriculum for students. The College offers students strong academic programs designed to focus on specific learning outcomes to ensure that each student succeeds. Centenary has a completely wireless campus where all full-time faculty & full-time undergraduate students in the traditional program have laptop computers. We have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary general studies that supports a high-quality liberal arts education and affordability in tuition and other student costs.

Faculty compensation and related matters are handled through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities Include: Teach 12 credits per semester in a 4-credit system, Maintain an active publication record, Advise students, Contribute to the life of the English Department and Centenary College, Teach sections of first-year composition as needed.

Required Qualifications include: A PhD in English or related field with a concentration in Early British Literature, At least two years of successful college or university teaching, A track record of publications and staying active in a scholarly field.

Additional desired qualifications include: A secondary specialization in History of the English Language or related field, The ability to teach Bible as Literature, Experience and commitment to teaching in a small-school environment.

Local & regional candidates are encouraged to apply since travel & relocation expense provisions are not available for this position.

Procedure for Application

To apply: please send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 letters of recommendation. Review of applications to begin immediately.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address: Human Resources Department Centenary College, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Fax: 908-850-8716

Email Address: hrdept@centenarycollege.edu

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 4/26/16)

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College of The Bahamas - Assistant Professor - Early British/Medieval Lit and Rhetoric and CompositionEdit

Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of almost 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees. Further, its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in the Caribbean, North America and Great Britain.

The College is seeking faculty in the School of English Studies who have a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; are able to teach Linguistic courses as well as rhetoric and composition up to the bachelor degree level; and are knowledgeable of current trends in pedagogy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching Early British and Medieval Lit and Rhetoric and Composition up to the bachelor degree level; Participating in curriculum review, revision and design; Developing and participating in departmental projects; Contributing to the development of teaching materials; Conducting scholarly research with the intension of publication; Serving on departmental, School and college-wide committees.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD in Medieval and British Literature from an accredited institution; specialization in any of the following areas of study: Chaucer, Milton or Shakespeare. Excellent tertiary-level teaching experience; Proven record of scholarly research and publications.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants should send the following: A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form ( http://www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile); A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position); An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume; Teaching philosophy statement; Evidence of excellence in teaching; Evidence of research and scholarship; Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and At least three confidential, professional references. Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

MAILING ADDRESS: The College of The Bahamas, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box N-4912, Poinciana Drive & Thompson Boulevard, Nassau, The Bahamas. Attention: Ms. Renee Mayers Associate Vice President, Human Resources OR facultyapply@cob.edu.bs

Online App. Form: http://www.cob.edu.bs/DOCS/EmploymentApplication.pdf

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 03/11/2016

Acknowledgment received:

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NOTES:

  • Also posted at Medieval 2016
  • Anyone have any thoughts on "evidence of research and scholarship" aside from what it already on the CV?
  • Anyone hear back on this one yet? They seem to have a strange schedule.

East Tennessee State University (TN) - Asst. Professor of English - Early Modernist - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Job Summary/Basic Function: Assistant Professor of English, Early Modernist

3/3 teaching load (to include Milton, Bible as Literature, British Literature I, and European Literature). Faculty must be committed to service, research, and teaching. Faculty must be committed to sharing teaching responsibilities between our main campus in Johnson City and our satellite campus in Kingsport. Faculty must be committed to providing assistance at the Kingsport Writing Center.

Start date: August 15, 2016

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Expertise in Early Modernist studies (evidence shown with research accomplishments).

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. required by start date. Two years full-time teaching experience.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.etsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55155

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 4/19/16)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview scheduled by email 5/19

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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McNeese State University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - 17th c. British LiteratureEdit

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins August 2016.

Position Description and Responsibilities: Responsible for functions related to teaching courses in 17th-century British literature (especially Milton and the Metaphysical Poets), as well as literary criticism and other courses in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. Teach 12 hours per semester (4/4), hold regular office hours, and work closely with members of the department. Engage in teaching, service, and scholarly activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the faculty handbook. Additional duties: actively pursue a substantive agenda for scholarly work; serve on department, college, and university committees; participate in student recruitment and advisement; mentor graduate students; serve on MA thesis committees; perform other job duties as requested.

Qualifications:

Required: Ph. D. in 17th-century British literature; record of participation in academic field; some teaching experience.

Preferred: hold at least 18 graduate hours in a secondary field (ideally, French).

Salary: $48,000 (non-negotiable)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact: For the application process, applicants should submit: Letter of Application, CV, Three Letters of Recommendation, and Unofficial/Official Transcripts. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit the required documents to:

Dr. Scott Goins, Professor, McNeese State University, Box 92655, Lake Charles, LA 70609-2655. Phone: (337) 475-5326 Fax: (337) 475-5327 TDD/TTY: (337) 562-4227 sgoins@mcneese.edu

http://jobs.world.edu/jobs/assistant-professor-of-english/

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Posted: 8 Jun 2016; Closing Date: 8 Jul 2016

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Washburn University (KS) - TT Assistant Professor - Early Modern British Literature (1500-1660)/Shakespeare - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Washburn University’s English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English in the field of Early Modern British Literature (1500-1660), with an emphasis in Shakespeare, beginning August 2016. This is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment. A completed Ph.D. is required for tenure-track appointment. Washburn University stresses excellence in teaching as one of our highest priorities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Ph.D. in English with a specialty in Early Modern British literature and an emphasis in Shakespeare; ABD applicants will be considered. (2) Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience and excellence. (3) An active research agenda.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) University-level experience teaching Shakespeare and/or Renaissance literature. (2) University-level experience teaching a variety of composition courses. (3) Demonstrated potential for scholarship and scholarly activity. (4) Experience teaching online. (5) Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to service.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, usually two composition courses and two courses from among literature and general education offerings, as needed, and will also advise majors. The ideal candidate will be committed to the teaching and mentoring of undergraduates. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications begins March 18, 2016 and continues until a suitable candidate is identified. Send (as Word or PDF) letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarship, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference by e-mail to English@washburn.edu. Use “Early Modern search” in the subject line. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Questions may be sent to Dr. Vanessa Steinroetter, Search Committee Chair, at vanessa.steinroetter@washburn.edu. Background check required of new employees. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Online Listing: http://www.washburn.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/faculty-vacancies/assistant-professor-english-renaissance.html

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 03/18/2016

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): ZOOM interview scheduled by email 3/31

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: by phone, 4/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/19

NOTES:

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Jobs - PRE-MLA DEADLINESEdit

Bard College at Simon’s Rock (MA) - Assistant Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Lang & Lit Div, 84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230 http://www.simons-rock.edu

Assistant Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern Literature

Bard College at Simon’s Rock invites applications for a regular, full-time literature position, beginning Fall 2016, specializing in Renaissance/early modern British literature.

Requirements include Ph.D. by time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach courses in Renaissance and early modern British literature (including Shakespeare) at the undergraduate introductory through advanced levels, as well as courses outside the early modern period. The position also requires teaching in the interdisciplinary, writing-intensive general education seminar sequence, and serving as an academic advisor and senior thesis advisor to undergraduates. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and commitment to professional development.

We are particularly interested in candidates who bring global and transnational approaches to their teaching and scholarship, and who engage with issues of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, literary theory, intellectual history, or performance studies. Particularly important is the ability to develop courses that attract students from a variety of disciplines, including literature, philosophy, theater, and history, and experience in working with a diverse student population.

Bard College at Simon's Rock is the only four-year college in the US specifically designed to allow bright, highly motivated adolescents to begin college immediately after the tenth or eleventh grade. Full-time faculty course load is 3/3 and the student-faculty ratio is below 9:1. The College has recently launched a new program, Bard Academy; interest and ability to teach in this program is desirable.

In all hires Simon’s Rock seeks to increase the diverse perspectives of its faculty and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. This is an affirmative action, equal opportunity position. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three references using the link above. Deadline for applications is November 16, 2015.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32163

MLA JIL 10/2/15

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Dec. 18, by email (Skype interview) (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:1/26 by email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/2

NOTES:

  • Any news on campus visits?
  • Is there any news on Simon's Rock?

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Early Modern Period, incl. Shakespeare - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track beginning Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2016. We seek to appoint a scholar in global and transnational approaches to the Early Modern Period, including Shakespeare. We are especially interested in candidates who engage race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, or performance studies. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and teaching philosophy and research statement by November 1, 2015 to the English Search Committee via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30354. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the English Search Committee. Applications received by November 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

  • [second-hand: acceptance of offer announced on social media, ~2/19] --> This , um, seems like kind of the worst way to announce job talks and hires, but maybe I'm old-fashioned.
  • This is going to make the eventual form letter rejection notice even more unpleasant. 
  • Yes, it was the tackiest announcement. 

NOTES:

  • Where in the Interfolio application does it allow you to submit the writing sample? I saw only teaching philosophy and research statement.
  • Just got an email today saying that it was accidentally left out when setting up interfolio. It should be there now. I was able to upload it, no problem. (10/5/15) 
  • [pointlessness removed] The only useful bit of that last exchange was the question about this as a plausible fake search. 

Any updates on campus interviews? 

  • I heard secondhand that campus interviews have been scheduled, FWIW [posted ~ 1/21]

College of Mount Saint Vincent (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of English (spec. Shakespeare / Early Modern) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: Shakespeare, Early Modern English literature, or Poetry and Poetics.

Requirements: Must have the Ph.D. in English in hand by the start of the appointment in August, 2016. Must demonstrate a desire and ability to teach upper-division courses in English, first-year core writing courses at all levels, and help design, develop, and teach advanced core literature courses. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, pedagogical excellence, and liberal arts education.

Application Process: Please send your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications to HR@mountsaintvincent.edu or by US mail to: Human Resources Department, College of Mount Saint Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, New York 10471.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 10/22/15)

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/22)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview requested via email on 2/26 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: via phone on 3/9 x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/12

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Generalist 2016
  • Merely noting that literally every member of the department holds a PhD from a NY-area university.
  • (1/10) - Has anyone heard anything at all about this position/search?

College of William and Mary (VA) -  TT Asst. Professor of English - 17th-C. Literatures in English (incl. Milton) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in 17th-century literatures in English. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in 17th-century literature, including Milton, with some expertise in Transatlantic and New World studies.

Please submit a letter of application which includes your research and teaching interests, and a curriculum vitae. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references; they will be contacted with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2016).

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in 17th-century literature.

Department: English Dept - 3KD310

Location: William & Mary

Job Open Date: 09/08/2015

Review Begin Date: 10/16/2015

Special Application Instructions: Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 16, 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Apply at: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22252

Deadline: Oct. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/13. Received request for writing sample. +1 +1

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview 12/17 (phone) (x1 by email; x1 by phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: around 1/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Early American 2016
  • Received an automated HR email in the middle of the night to the effect that 'There are areas on your application that need attention. Please log into jobs.wm.edu and review the job.' When I reviewed my application, there was an ambiguous notice: 'Something in this application has changed. Please recertify your application.' It's not clear to me whether this was a bug in the system affecting all applications, a glitch with my particular application, or an incredibly enigmatic way of soliciting a writing sample. Anyone else receive this email? (x2)
  • OP. Thank you; so this *was meant to solicit a writing sample? That was not at all explicit.
  • Received more materials request Nov 12 via two emails, one notifying me that my online application needed attention and one explicitly asking for a writing sample of no more than 6,000 words by Nov 20.
  • Has anyone heard anything yet since more materials requests?
  • Not a peep.
  • I trust this report from a Berkeley IP is genuine, though 1/13 doesn't gibe with the committee's stated timeline of 2-3 weeks for scheduling campus interviews. Any further confirmations of campus interviews?
  • Yes, campus visits have been scheduled.
  • Any news?
  • Has this search concluded with a hire?

Dominican University of California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Rhet/Comp + Select Literary Fields (incl. Early Modern) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Summary: Dominican University of California seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to lead faculty development in Rhetoric and Composition and to contribute to curriculum in Digital Humanities. A specialty in at least one of the following areas is desirable: Early Modern, Long 18th century, Comparative, or Global Anglophone Literatures. Teaching load is 4-3 and duties will include courses in composition, general education such as our First Year Experience program, and cross-disciplinary colloquia. Ph.D. and publications in the field required by time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Teach three unit courses at Undergraduate/Graduate level; Attend and contribute to faculty meetings, conference calls and other professional development activities; Participate in curriculum development for individual courses and overall program; Evaluate and grade student work and provide feedback to students; Mentor and advise students on the progress of their projects and coursework; Uphold academic performance standards and integrity; Pursue scholarship and/or creative work; Leadership in faculty development for Rhetoric and Composition.

Qualifications: PhD by time of appointment; Preference will be given to candidates with teaching expertise in Rhetoric and Composition; Ability to work cooperatively; Demonstration of interpersonal skills and collegiality; Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience with a diverse student population.

Additional Position Information: Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 15, 2015; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled Must be willing to consent to a background check.

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Over 73% of our faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field of expertise, mirroring the percentage of doctorates at research universities. Dominican has a 1:11 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 15 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures: Click the hyperlink below or cut/paste it into your browser and scroll to the bottom of the posting. Click the option, "Submit your resume/CV to this job." Click "Submit your Resume/CV to this Job" button. A cover letter is required; A Statement of Teaching Philosophy is required.

For further questions on the application process, please contact jobs@dominican.edu Link: https://dominicanuniversity.hua.hrsmartpe.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/362

For More Information Contact: Thomas Burke, Assistant Professor and Search Chair, Email: thomas.burke@dominican.edu Department of Literature & Languages, and Social & Cultural Studies, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/4 by email (writing sample, recommendation letters, teaching portfolio)

Rejection (no interview):

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): SKYPE interviews being held 2/19 and 2/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/3

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/28

Offer accepted: 5/5

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2016, Generalist 2016, Restoration/18th-Century 2016, Anglophone 2016, and Comparative 2016
  • Has anyone been able to upload .pdfs of the CV and cover letter instead of pasting into the box on the online application? It's not pretty! (11/12)
  • It's not possible (I had this problem the last time I applied for a job at this school, too). I actually ended up putting a PDF version of my materials on Google Drive and including a bitly link at the top of the letter/cv pages with a note that says a properly formatted version was available there. (11/12)
  • I uploaded the PDFs and the site copied them to the boxes where I had to reformat. Sympathies!

Eastern New Mexico University (NM) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Early British Literature, incl. Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking qualified candidates to teach as a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor English/with a preferred emphasis in British Literature. Salary will be based on degree and experience, paid on credit hour basis.

Requirements:

Duties and Responsibilities: 4/4 teaching load with assignments in the following areas:

  • British Literature courses (including British survey I and Shakespeare)
  • General education literature
  • Composition
  • Graduate courses
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements: A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in English is required. ABD will be considered. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background and teaching experience in early British literature up to the 18th century. Experience with one or more of the following areas is a plus, including but not limited to: Shakespeare, film, literary theory, and cultural studies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Date Available: Open Until Filled

LINK to Apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/enmu/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1303668

INDEED.COM

Deadline: open until filled (posted Dec. 2)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 1/12 X2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in early modern literature. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses in early modern literature, in particular Shakespeare, drama, a British literature survey course, and courses fulfilling a college-wide requirement in literature. We particularly invite applications from candidates with interests in one or more of the following: global Shakespeare, transatlantic British literary studies, queer studies, trauma studies, and the digital humanities. The appointment begins September 1, 2016.

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin in September 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/656704

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins in Sept. 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Last week of January/ first week of February

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • 8/31: Just clicked the link to the HigherEdJobs.com ad, and it says,  "Position Deleted on 8/24/2015. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs." Not sure if this means they just pulled the ad, or if the position has been pulled, too.
  • The link to apply still works: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/9619 - which suggests that the position has not been pulled even though the HigherEd ad may have expired. (8/31)
  • Does anyone have any info on whether this is a real search? I've got my ear to the ground for jobs and I heard of this only through a fluke. It all seems very suspicious: it's barely been advertised and the lead time between the initial posting and the September review of applications makes it seem like they must have an identified or inside candidate they are trying to hire quickly under the radar while doing the bare legal minimum of running a search. It'd be nice to know before putting in the effort of applying, but I guess that's the position job candidates are always in!
  • ^^They did run a VAP search ("Scholar-in-Residence") for an Early Modernist last Spring, so they could be happy with their hire.
  • Seconding the likehood of an inside candidate. It's a very early date without a hard deadline and with little application material needed. Smells a bit strange. It might well be that they're doing the minimum needed legally before they make a hire. At least they're not asking for large volumes of customized documents. 
  • This is obviously a fake search--no serious place would do a national or even local search for a TT position with such little adevrtising and odd timeline. Of course this happens all the time but it is rarely so brazen. I suppose we should be grateful that they are not getting our hopes up? In any case, anyone qualified should apply nonethelesss--at least make it hard for them. And you never know whether the administration of the college is also in on the fix. If not, and if they take any oversight of the process, the more applications that come in, the better the chance someone outside the dept. will spot a good candidate and maybe start asking questions about why certain appications are not being considered and force a real competition. I wonder if there is some way to alert someone in  provost office or something without seeming too paranoid? Small chance, but maybe could help make it all more fair and legit. Otherwise, I guess we just hope the inside person is some long-suffering adjunct they've been exploiting for years? a happy ending for a deserving soul at least.
  • ^^ Calm down with the hysteria. This is not "obviously" a fake search. (Even when there *is* an inside candidate he or she is frequently bested by an outside candidate--I've seen it happen many times.) I agree that the early review is odd, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything other than that the committee will be looking at applications as they arrive. Regardless, though, the department is not operating freelance here, and if something is up, admin knows it. +1
  • FWIW: this position has just been reposted at HigherEdJobs.com and now also appears at the Chronicle (as of 09/08/15).
  • Also advertised in 09/10/15 MLA JIL: LINK
  • Reposted in Chronicle 11/7/15
  • Has anyone gotten any sort of acknowledgement for your application here? No acknowledgement + the reposted ad just seems.....off. I'll go with "off" here. +1
  • I received an automated acknowledgment email on 9/28 indicating that they had received my application, but no word since. +1 (received my acknowledgment on 9/10 but nothing since)
  • Any news since skype interviews?

Georgia Regents University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - English Lit. Renaissance to Restoration (incl. Shakespeare and Milton) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Job ID: 10286

Position: 00010529

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Georgia Regents University seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor to teach Shakespeare; Milton; literary survey courses, such as English literature from the Renaissance to the Restoration; and College Composition beginning August 2016. This individual must have a strong teaching record and be a devoted and innovative instructor. Evidence of excellent research and potential for service essential. This position carries a teaching load of three courses per term. Review of materials will begin October 21, 2015.

Minimum Requirements: All applicants are required to have a degree in English or a related field. Ph.D. is required.

How To Apply: Qualified applicants must apply online at http://www.gru.edu/jobs/faculty.

Please upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a list of three references as one document.

To be considered an applicant for this faculty position, please be sure to also apply online via our online application by uploading your CV.

Inside Higher Ed.

Deadline: Oct. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • SKYPE req received 01 Dec 2015, via email  x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: heard they were scheduled at MLA (confirmed--scheduled 12/17/15)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Was notified an offer had been made and accepted (2/19)

  • Did you get an email from them? 
  • Yes, after I contacted to ask about the status of the search.

NOTES:

  • The online application will not let me proceed past the first page (Resume Upload-->Application Questions) becuase of this prompt window: "Reference Name is a required field in reference section. Please enter a value for this field." However, there is no reference field on this page. I can't save the application, or move forward with the application process. Is anyone else having a similar issue?
  • Note: the MLA version of this add requests "three reference letters (sent directly to nimeyer@gru.edu)." Contact with the department confirms this.
  • Has anyone been  able to successfully apply for this job? I cannot find the job listed on the link provided for application. I clicked on the link, but cannot search the job listing. Any similar problems?
  • While GRU job site is not particularly user-friendly, the position is still posted there. Type "English" into the keyword search box and the post will turn up in the first page of results. Hope this helps (10/13/15)

Hollins University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - pre-1800 (incl. 17th c. Literature) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning July 2016.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist with strength in British literature before 1800.  Applicants are sought who have the ability to teach speculative fiction, Medieval literature, and/or 17th and 18th century British literature.  The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can offer courses at all levels, including writing-intensive courses, in a variety of literary periods.  Candidates should include other areas of interest in their applications.  Teaching load is six courses per year.  Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing honors thesis work, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

Ph.D. required at time of employment.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a writing sample to englishsearchbritish@hollins.edu.  Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015.  All applications will be acknowledged, and interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Austin, TX on January 7-10, 2016.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.  The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/20; email says they will notify about MLA interviews on or before Dec. 18 (x4)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • From Medieval 2016: "Requested a Skype interview to determine MLA interviewees - 12/1"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lehigh University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Early Modern Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Lehigh University welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early Modern Literature. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and/or teaching take a transnational approach. Ability to contribute to the English Department’s focus on Literature and Social Justice (https://english.cas2.lehigh.edu/node/16) is highly desirable. This hire will also contribute to the internationalization of the department’s curriculum and programs. Successful candidates will be productive scholars in the field of early modern studies with a demonstrated commitment to research and publication and a record of excellent teaching. Our faculty values projects with strong theoretical, historical, and community engagements, and many members of the department are affiliated with interdisciplinary programs across the College. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load of graduate (M.A. and Ph.D. in English) and undergraduate courses. Ph.D. in hand by date of employment. All materials should be received by October 15, 2015. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Scott Gordon (spg4@lehigh.edu), Chair, Early Modern Search Committee. We are planning to conduct Skype Interviews prior to MLA. The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Lehigh University excellent a benefits including domestic partner benefits. More information about policies and benefits for Faculty at Lehigh can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6005

Deadline: Oct. 15

Anyone heard anything yet??

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 

Rejection (no interview):11/30, x8

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype Interview (11/24, requested by phone x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/16, by phone

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/17

NOTES:

Lewis University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Early Modern British Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE Edit

The English Studies Department at Lewis University seeks a specialist in Early Modern British literature with a commitment to teaching excellence, a record of service, and an active scholarly agenda for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will teach 12 credit hours per semester, including British Literature: Beginnings to 1800, Shakespeare, and First-Year Writing. Ph.D. in hand is required; ability to teach Linguistics is a plus.

Please submit an on-line application, cover letter, and vita at http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/929 Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype rather than at MLA. The Department particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional work come together to give the university its educational identity and focus. Our values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. For additional information, please see http://www.lewisu.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/23/15)

Acknowledgment received: 12/2/15 (though with half of the applicants CCed...)

Request for additional materials: 12/22 (by email; 3 syllabi requested) (x3)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/15 (phone); (phone interview confirmed on 1/6); 1/15 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22 (by phone, x1)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

- Is the report of a preliminary interview being scheduled on the 15th accurate? Seems strange if they were requesting more materials on the 22nd...?

Pacific University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Medieval and Renaissance Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Pacific University (Oregon) invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor in British Medieval and Renaissance Literature beginning August 2016. Teaching load: five courses annually including Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Shakespeare, expository writing, first-year seminar, and capstone supervision. Subfields in creative writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, play writing) or theater are a bonus. Required: PhD complete by August 2016, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and indication of scholarly promise. U.S. work permit also required. Salary and benefits competitive. Pacific University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Application review begins October 16, 2015. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA, and possibly at AWP. Submit a letter of interest, CV, evidence of successful teaching, a sample syllabus, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to English Search Committee (humanities@pacificu.edu). We accept only electronic submissions, PDF preferred. For additional details see http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 16

Acknowledgment received: 10/15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/24 MLA (by phone), x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/23/16

Offer accepted: 2/25/16

NOTES:

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Early Modern Literature - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at The Pennsylvania State University Park invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of beginning to advanced Assistant Professor with expertise in early modern literature from the sixteenth through the seventeenth century. The appointment begins August 12, 2016. The position includes a 2/2 teaching load. Ph.D. required at the time of employment. Information regarding the department can be found at http://english.la.psu.edu/. Please apply directly online at https://psu.jobs/job/59685. Include letter of application, curriculum vitae, abstract of dissertation or book (1000 words), and one writing sample (limit 25 pages). Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Karen Davis at kmd16@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in January.

MLA JIL 09/10/15

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 7 Dec (+5)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): request for Skype interview received by email, 11/10. Email indicates they will select from a wider Skype pool for MLA interviews in Austin. (+1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/8, with a very kind letter. I believe a shortlist of MLA interview candidates was also notified yesterday. 

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [CAMPUS VISITS noted in header on 1/11]

Rejection (after campus interview): 

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • I see the search status has been updated (SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE), but it would be helpful to know whether Skype invites have continued/are continuing on a rolling basis.
  • I don't think so. They've invited 14 people to interview over Skype, and my understanding is that they will select a smaller group from this pool for MLA inteviews.

Reed College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor, English and Humanities - Shakespeare - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track appointment in English and Humanities. Beginning August 2016. 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 year-long 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 Robert S. Knapp, Chair, Search Committee in English and Humanities at http://apply.interfolio.com/31494. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2015. 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.

MLA JIL 09/10/15

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/14 x5

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview (12/10, scheduled by email) (+2). Email indicated they were interviewing 18 people at MLA. 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13, by phone

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Similar search was conducted last year; see Renaissance 2015
  • Search last year failed. At least one candidate was offered the job but turned it down.
  • Just an observation, but it's interesting that the search failed last year instead of offering the job to the second choice (or third, or interviewing more people). Isn't it more hassle to have to redo the search than to review the applications you already had? I've heard of lots of jobs going to second and third choices before. (In fact, I have a TT job, and was a second choice candidate.) 
  • Depending on the timing, it might have been that the second or third choice candidates were no longer available, etc. Who knows! So many possibilities.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this search this year? Last year the process seemed so transparent and communicative--this year, radio silence!
  • MLA interviews scheduled ~12/10 [see above]
  • Different people are in charge of the search this year, which explains the difference in communicativeness
  • Did the person who had campus visit hear back from them? I have not. Thanks
  • They made an offer that was accepted. [posted 3/29]

Scripps College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Early Modern British Literature (1500-1700) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

This is a tenure-track position. Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern British literature, 1500-1700. A strong teaching record (and Ph.D. by August 2016) required. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, including an introduction to early modern literature, Shakespeare, and seminars in the fields of expertise. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to Professor Aaron Matz, Search Chair, at http://apply.interfolio.com/30968 . Queries should be sent to EnglishSearch@scrippscollege.edu . Review of applications will begin November 2, 2015.

http://www.scrippscollege.edu/hr/faculty

INDEED.COM

(Also Announced in Chronicle 8/31/15)

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (in January)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news? 
  • received rejection email yesterday. 260 applicants 

St Mary's University, Twickenham (UK) - Lecturer in English (Long 18th c. or Early Modern)Edit

Location: London

Salary: £35,609 Per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Placed on: 28th October 2015

Closes: 20th November 2015

Job Ref: L/0303/041/2015

Start Date: 1st February 2016

The School of Arts and Humanities at St Mary’s University, London, wishes to make a permanent full-time appointment to the position of Lecturer in English. We seek to appoint an early career lecturer with research and teaching expertise across a range of periods, but with a preferred expertise in the early modern period or the “long eighteenth century”.

The successful candidate will possess a doctorate in English and have an established record of teaching excellence. They will have a track record of research publications, and be able to demonstrate clear research plans and outputs which would contribute to the English submission for REF 2020. The person appointed will join a collegial programme with a commitment to high quality teaching that was highly rated in the National Student Survey 2015, one of the most productive and well regarded research areas in the university, MA degrees in Gothic, Creative Writing and Applied Linguistics and a growing PhD culture. Good communication skills, a clear commitment to students, and an ability to work as part of a friendly department are essential for this position.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact: Mr Michael Foster (Academic Director and Programme Director, English) michael.foster@stmarys.ac.uk

Application Instructions To apply please complete an application via our Job Vacancies web page at: https://stmarysjobs.engageats.co.uk.

As part of your application you will need to upload a CV and letter of intent by the specified closing date. In addition to explaining your interest in and suitability for the post in line with the person specification, your application should also detail why you are applying for the role and why you would like to work at St Mary’s University.

Interview date: 8th December 2015

Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/2

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 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 an established scholar, committed mentor, and dynamic administrator to serve as the Hudson Strode Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. The privately endowed Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies promotes the study of early modern British literature and culture through fellowships, lecture series, symposia, seminars, and campus visits from both well-established and emerging scholars, critics, and theorists. Focused on the intellectual and professional development of graduate students, all members of the program are committed to teaching, mentoring, and otherwise fostering a community of future scholars. These efforts are led by the Strode Professor. For further information about the stimulating intellectual work and educational activities sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program, please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/grad/strode.

Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload materials. The online application will include the following documents: a letter of application that includes descriptions of research and publication profile, teaching and student mentoring experience, and administrative experience and approach; and a resume/curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Albert Pionke, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Applications should be received by October 15, 2015. We expect to conduct preliminary conversations with select applicants 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/37553

Deadline: Oct. 15 (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 Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Transatlantic Literature 1600 - 1900 - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Faculty of Arts, Department of English, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Transatlantic Literature 1600 - 1900. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

We are seeking candidates who will establish and maintain an active research program with the ability to secure external research funding; produce high impact research and scholarship in their area of specialization; teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English; and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community.

The successful applicant will have a completed (or nearly completed) PhD in English or a closely related discipline, and a demonstrated scholarly record and expertise in Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900. We are particularly interested in candidates with secondary research and teaching strengths in early Canadian Literature, British Literature pre-19C, North American Indigenous Literature, and/or African Diasporic Literature. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, excellence in both research and teaching through such measures as peer-reviewed publications, a track-record of successful grant applications, and course development and teaching effectiveness.

The Department of English is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. Our department has thriving MA and PhD programs, and significant expertise and recognized strengths in historical literary periods, archival and book history, postcolonial literature, creative writing, new media and digital humanities, among other areas. For more information about the Department of English, please visit https://english.ucalgary.ca/.

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, one refereed publication, and evidence of teaching excellence such as a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and examples of course development. Each applicant should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Head
Department of English
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

or by email to the Department Manager, Barb Howe, at howe@ucalgary.ca

Deadline: November 20, 2015

Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): polite/kind of funny rejection email from Barb Howe (1/25), saying that "Although we are not yet near to making a final selection, I thought that I should apprise you of the status of your application to assist you with your own planning. " I do need assistance with my own planning, Barb! How did you know!?!?

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Chicago (IL) - Associate or Full Professor of Renaissance DramaEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an associate or full professorship from distinguished scholars who have published extensively on Renaissance drama. Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample of no more than 35 pages online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 02725: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 1, 2015.Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

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 Cincinnati (OH) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Digital Humanities, spec. Early Modern British Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Department of English and Comparative Literature & UC Libraries

The University of Cincinnati invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Digital Humanities with a specialization in Early Modern British Literature and Culture. This is a tenure-track position. Finalist must have PhD by August 14th, 2016. This is a joint appointment between the Department of English and Comparative Literature (the position’s tenure home) and the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in literature, especially Shakespeare, required. Demonstrated track record incorporating digital methods and tools in humanities pedagogy and scholarship required. Strong collaborative skills essential.

The successful candidate will teach at least two courses in English annually, while providing joint leadership of a developing university-wide, inter-disciplinary Digital Humanities (DH) initiative organized by the Libraries, involving the supervision of postdoctoral fellows; the training of graduate students in digital research methods; the incorporation of DH into undergraduate and graduate curricula; and the pursuit of DH collaborations with library faculty and scholars across UC. For more specifics regarding Digital Humanities at UC, consult http://www.libraries.uc.edu/content/dam/libraries/docs/DH%20DS%20Collaborative%20Partnership%20Vision.pdf.

Interested and qualified candidates can apply on-line via the university's recruitment and hiring system located at https://jobs.uc.edu . Each candidate must complete the online application, attach a cover letter and attach their CV . Review of applications begins November 6, 2015 and the position will be open until filled. First-round interviews conducted via Skype.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/17 writing sample and recommendation letters (x5)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/4 by email (Skype interview)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/26 by email

Campus interview scheduled: 1/27

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: in March

NOTES:

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - 17th- and 18th- Century British Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department invites applications for a specialist in British Literature from the mid-Seventeenth-Century to 1780. Expertise in critical theory, global/postcolonial approaches, rhetorical history, and/or book history/media theory is desired. Teaching experience and a promising research agenda are required. Ph.D. in hand by July 2016. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses each semester in these areas: breadth courses in British Literature, 1620-1780; senior seminars in area of specialization; and other courses in desired areas. 2/3 teaching load. Preliminary interview of select candidates conducted at MLA meeting in 2016. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 15 October 2015. Please upload application letter, CV, teaching philosophy (500 word maximum), unofficial graduate transcripts, names and email contacts for three references, and writing sample (30 pp. maximum) to http://www.jobsatcu.com. If interviewed, candidates should be prepared to discuss the relationship among literature, professional and technical writing, rhetoric, and other components of English Studies.

We will contact recommenders of all applicants via e-mail to arrange for their letters to be sent. Although these letters are not required to apply, it will be important for us to receive them promptly upon request; for this reason we advise all applicants to make preliminary arrangements. Applicants will be able to verify through Jobs at CU whether or not their letters have been submitted. Applicants who use a portfolio service, such as Interfolio, are asked to list the unique email address assigned to each recommender as the contact information. An automated message will be sent to that unique address with instructions on how to upload the references.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372. Please see http://www.uccs.edu for more information about our department and campus.

The English Department at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) has seen its number of student credit hours grow by 37% in the last ten years, yet we remain committed to small class sizes that foster discussion, academic rigor, and collaborative learning. As one of the fastest growing campuses in Colorado, UCCS currently enrolls over 11,000 students with 37 bachelor degree programs, 19 programs that lead to the master’s degree, and 5 programs at the doctoral level. UCCS strives for a diverse student body (currently about 33% minority students, 32% receiving Pell Grants). In the future, UCCS aims to become the top comprehensive regional research university in the nation. In August 2012, community support for our campus was demonstrated when Colorado Springs voters passed by 83% a proposal to establish a branch of the CU School of Medicine at UCCS. The university is known for its high-quality academics and engagement with its community. In recent years, U.S. News and World Report named UCCS a top Western public university. For more information about UCCS, see http://www.uccs.edu.

Applications received by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply and upload the following documents to http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/103020: Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Teaching philosophy (500 word maximum); Writing sample (30 pp. maximum); Email addresses for three references whom the Jobs at CU system will contact to provide recommendation letters – letters must be uploaded by references no later than October 31.; Unofficial graduate transcripts Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/103348

Deadline: Oct. 15 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 20 Nov 15 +1, 1/28 (?!)

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 Dayton (OH) - TT Assistant Professor in Early Modern British Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor in English, specializing in Early Modern British Literature. We seek a scholar-teacher prepared to contribute to the ongoing diversification of our curricula for the English major, the M.A. program, and the University’s Common Academic Program, with in a large, diverse, and collaborative Department of English. Teaching responsibilities typically include three courses per semester, and include one course each semester in first- or second-year composition, one course per semester in general education courses in English Studies for students across the university, and another course in the undergraduate English Major or a graduate course in the MA program in the candidate’s area of expertise depending upon departmental needs. The successful applicant is expected to maintain a productive agenda of research and publication leading to tenure; participate in the ongoing development/revision of courses in general education and the revised English major; and contribute to the department, university and profession through service and governance.

University Summary Information: The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications: Promise of excellence in research. Promise of excellence in teaching. Ability to teach Shakespeare to undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to teach composition and a range of courses in literature. ABD in English or a related field. Evidence of an active research agenda in 16th- and 17th-century studies. Excellent written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in hand in English or a related field. Demonstrated success in teaching Shakespeare Demonstrated success in teaching composition. Potential to contribute to the diversification of our curriculum. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. A dissertation with a focus on 16th- and 17th-century studies. Demonstrated excellence of research in 16th- and 17th-century studies. Interest in and ability to teach in the interdisciplinary first-year humanities Core program or another first-year learning-living community. Capability for pedagogical innovation, including online instruction, experiential learning, and/or writing across the curriculum. Excellent oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate in teaching or scholarship with others across disciplines. Ability to contribute to the department, university, and profession through service, governance, and leadership; Knowledge of Catholic and Marianist educational values.

Application deadline is November 16, 2015. A complete application consists of the following materials: (1) A cover letter of application that describes academic preparation, scholarly agenda, teaching philosophy and teaching interests, and how the applicant’s work intersects with the distinctive mission of the University and department; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) if PhD is not completed, a brief statement from the candidate’s PhD advisor indicating current state of progress towards the degree. The applicant will need to upload this attestation from the advisor as "Other Document." When preparing documents to be uploaded, please scan all pages relevant for that category into one document not to exceed 9MB. Then upload the compiled document into the appropriate category. Further materials, such a writing sample, letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts may be requested directly at a later date.

Apply at: https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/18442

Learn more at http://jobs.udayton.edu.

(Posted at Chronicle on 8/31/15; not yet posted on jobs page.)

[posted at INDEED.COM on 7. Oct. 2015]

Deadline: Application deadline is November 16, 2015.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/18 by email (writing sample, recommendation letters), 4x

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2x [posted 1/10/16] non-Skype video-conference interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: via phone 1/22 (with followup call 1/28)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone know what's going on with this search? It's still not coming up on U Dayton's website. I'd like to apply, but need to know what to send! (9/25)

University of Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - British Lit. before 1800 - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. Specialization: British Literature before 1800, with a preference for the long eighteenth century. We especially welcome candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following: theory and history of the novel, digital humanities, the Black Atlantic, early globalization, critical theory, interdisciplinary collaboration. The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by December 31, 2015, a strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching. The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in hand by December 31, 2015, a strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) an article-length writing sample. Selected applicants will be contacted for letters of recommendation and for interviews at MLA. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 23 [December 4], but the position will remain open until filled. Send email inquiries or nominations to Pamela K. Gilbert (pgilbert@ufl.edu).

The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by December 31, 2015, a strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching. The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Dec. 4th

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/7

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 Restoration/18th-Century 2016 and British Open 2016
  • Deadline has changed to December 4th? That's what it says on the actual UF Careers linked from this posting. I'm assuming it was updated from the original posting on Indeed. Another discrepancy: PhD in hand by December 31, 2015 on the Indeed posting vs. PhD in hand by June 30th 2016 on the actual UF site.
  • This message was left on my wall re: this position: "U Florida pre-1800 job: UF has made no offers. We have indeed been requesting materials on a rolling basis, reading as applications came in, in order to meet our tight schedule. Interviews will be scheduled soon with the first tier of selections--hopefully candidates will be contacted by Tuesday 12/10. But if we requested materials, your application is still under consideration until the position is filled, It was a great group--please be patient and we will be in touch as we are able. Thank you to all the applicants for your interest in us, and for the opportunity to read all your good work." [Not clear whether they mean today (Thurs. 12/10) or next Tues. (12/15) ... will let you know if this gets clarified] --Una74 (talk) 02:06, December 11, 2015 (UTC)

University of the Incarnate Word (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in British Literature (pre-18th c.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

(tenure-track, 4-4 load) beginning August 2016.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will have the ability to teach upper level British Literature courses and Core courses in World Literature and Composition. We prefer candidates with scholarship in and experience teaching Pre-Eighteenth-Century British Literature. Applicants with experience teaching Eco-Criticism, Multi-Ethnic Literature, and History of the English Language are strongly urged to apply. Application Deadline: November 15, 2015. We anticipate conducting preliminary interviews at MLA in January 2016.

Required Education: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature with specialization in British Literature by July 2016.

Required Work Experience: The successful candidate will have at least one year of demonstrated successful teaching experience in the discipline.

Apply at: https://jobs.uiw.edu/postings/5994

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview 12/7

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 by email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/22

NOTES:

University of Kansas (KS) - Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Early Modern Renaissance and Digital Humanities - CANCELLEDEdit

Date Posted: August 31, 2015 University of Kansas Faculty Position Openings - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (http://www.clas.ku.edu) is the foundation of the University of Kansas. Our faculty members’ expertise spans the disciplines of the arts, humanities, international and interdisciplinary studies, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. The College is home to more than 55 departments and programs: the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures; and the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Through innovative teaching and research, our faculty emphasize interdisciplinary education, global awareness, and experiential learning to ensure our graduates are engaged, socially responsible citizens who are empowered to build their futures globally. We aspire for excellence in research and teaching that give insights into the past, create answers for the present, and build bridges to other cultures, communities and our futures.

English – Early Modern Renaissance and Digital Humanities, Assistant or Associate Professor

All searches are at the rank of Assistant Professor unless noted. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may, in some cases, be considered. Ph.D., ABD, or terminal degree is expected by the start date of the appointment. Preferred candidates would contribute to the climate of diversity of scholarly approaches. Questions may be directed to Erin Spiridigliozzi, eas@ku.edu.

For more information regarding these positions and others: http://employment.ku.edu

Search faculty openings by keyword.

Deadline: not yet stated (as of 8/31/15)

NOTES:

  • Has anyone been able to apply for this job? I can't find it on the job site.
  • The search has been cancelled. [posted 10/15]

University of Mary (ND) - English Faculty Position - British Generalist (incl. Shakespeare / Milton) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Mary invites applications for a faculty position in English to begin Fall 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank. A Ph.D. is required by time of employment. Candidates with demonstrated ability as a British generalist, with a focus on literature from its beginnings through the Victorian period, are encouraged to apply, especially those with expertise in canonical authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, or the Romantics. An aptitude for noting points of convergence between literary theory and traditions and the broader Catholic intellectual tradition would be a distinct asset.

Applicants should also excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and be able to teach broadly among the various areas of English while having an active research agenda. All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see http://www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php).

The University of Mary overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. AA/EOE.

Qualified applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, (4) writing sample, (5) official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation to: employment@umary.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Priority given to applications submitted by Oct. 15 (confirmed via email)

Acknowledgment received: 10/21

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 Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Early Modern British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - North Dartmouth, MA

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Early Modern British literature. UMass Dartmouth is on the south coast of Massachusetts, less than an hour's drive from Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod. The university's strategic plan positions us as a research university while continuing to provide excellent undergraduate and graduate education.

Requirements: The strongest candidates will demonstrate an active research agenda and teaching experience in Renaissance and Early Modern literature. Teaching responsibilities will also include the first half of the British survey; Shakespeare; foundation courses for the major (Literary Studies; Critical Methods); upper-level special topics classes for the major; and general education courses for the college and university. We are particularly interested in candidates who, through their teaching and/or research, can demonstrate breadth from the 16th through the early 18th century along with depth in their particular area. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher-scholar and a colleague interested in student success and departmental and university service. This position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in English will be preferred. ABDs will be considered but a terminal degree must be certified as complete no later than September 1, 2017 for consideration for contract renewal.

Application Instructions: Applicants with a Ph.D. in English will be preferred. ABDs will be considered but a terminal degree must be certified as complete no later than September 1, 2017 for consideration for contract renewal.

To apply please submit a single.pdf file containing the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a one-page description of research agenda and interests.

Letters of recommendation and a writing sample will be requested of finalists. An official transcript confirming award of terminal degree will also be required for consideration for contract renewal (prior to September 1, 2017). Completion of the search is contingent on the availability of funding.

Formal review of applications begins November 20, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Final authorization and appointment are subject to fiscal authorization.

Preliminary interviews will be held at MLA convention in Austin, Texas in January 2016.

LINK to APPLY

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview 12/18 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15 (email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/27

NOTES:

  • Anyone have thoughts on the "one-page" research and teaching statements? Will breaking the rule really have an adverse effect on consideration for the position?
  • I think breaking that rule would be a rather bad idea. If they asked for one page, I'm going to give them that, even if it starts with "Although I can't cover all my research agenda, here's the highlights." I've been told that you might be able to get away with giving a search committee a writing sample that doesn't fit their requested limit if it's a published article, but you should strictly abide by all other length requests.
  • How adversely it could affect you probably depends a lot on factors you can't control. I wouldn't risk annoying the person who has your application as the last in a stack and then you give them twice as much as they asked for. (How much do you like it when a student turns in a paper that was twice word limit?)

University of Montevallo (AL) - TT Asst. Professor - Renaissance / Early Modern British Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions: Creative Writing and Early Modern.

1. Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Creative Writing with a specialty in fiction. Candidates must have terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) completed by start of appointment, August 2016. The University of Montevallo is the designated public liberal arts college in Alabama. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including classes in first-year composition, upper-level courses, and graduate-level courses in specialty. Other responsibilities include scholarship and service to the University, both departmental and campus-wide, as well as academic advising. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

2. Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Renaissance / Early Modern British Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary interests in Religion, History of Performance, or Gender Studies. Candidates must have Ph.D. completed by start of appointment, August 2016. The University of Montevallo is the designated public liberal arts college in Alabama. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including classes in first-year composition, upper-level Renaissance / Early Modern British courses, and graduate-level courses in specialty. Other responsibilities include scholarship and service to the University, both departmental and campus-wide, as well as academic advising. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications submitted by November 9, 2015 will receive full consideration. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at MLA. To apply, visit the University's employment website at https://jobs.montevallo.edu. In keeping with the charge of the President's Diversity Task Force, which is "…to implement practices that help the University recruit and retain a diverse workforce and to foster initiatives that promote an inclusive campus environment," UM is actively seeking applicants who fully represent racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. UM is an EO institution.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received: 11/16

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: by phone 1/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/3 (Renaissance/Early Modern)

NOTES:

  • Also posted at CreativeWriting 2016
  • Has anyone been able to submit letters of recommendation using the job application site? I followed the directions for generating Interfolio email addresses to fill in the "reference email" fields, but then it also wants .pdfs of the letters of recommendation. How is that even possible while maintaining confidentiality? Any help appreciated!
  • Same problem here. I've emailed their HR helpline, and will update if I hear back (which I haven't yet). 11/4
  • After contacting them and being told to send the letters to a specific email address (the person contacted seemed unaware the form would not submit without the documents and did not acknowledge my mention of the problem), I opted to click on the option to "write" each letter, simply wrote "submitted via Interfolio" in the text field, and then used the Interfolio emails for my reference emails. I have confirmation from Interfolio that those letters were then delivered. 
  • Similarly, I clicked on the option to "write" the letters and cut-and-pasted the Interfolio email ["send.xxx"] address for each letter. I then used the Interfolio letter addresses again when asked to supply contact info for my references. Not sure if that was right thing to do, but I suppose they can call my recommenders if they really want to discuss something that is not addressed in their letters.
  • I got all the way to the end of the process of applying for this job, then said "forget it" and quit because it was so sketchy.  Is it really necessary for them to obtain rights to contact your friends, family, or neighbors to inquire about your character?  I mean, come on; we're not applying for a job at the FBI.  Given the choice between taking a job at a school like this (not to mention that it's a damn 4/4) and going on the job market again next year, I'd be happy to decline.  Who the hell wants to work in that envionment anyway?  Absurd.  No thank you.
  • ^^^ Yes, absurd and intrusive. But also part of a boiler plate application, so maybe we should also keep that in mind. I've been asked for the same information when applying for a job at Starbucks. 
  • ^^^ Furthermore, this "damn 4/4" is at a university with an overall student to faculty ratio of 16:1. I looked at the registrar's online schedule, and many of the literature courses offered this fall appear to be running with ony 5-12 students in them. 
  • Regarding the LORs, there is a page where you asked to enter contact information for referees after the confusing document upload portion of the application. Was this always a part of the process or has it been recently added? Do you think it still necessary to send the letters via Interfolio even after entering the contact information? 
  • Two-step process for LORs: 1) upload for each letter the contact information for your referrees with a note saying that they have been sent to HR; 2) have those documents emailed to Vanessa Cottingham (cotting@montevallo.edu), and she will attach them to your application.
  • Very helpful! Many thanks! 
  • Alternative option suggested by HR is the method used above: use the "write" option for the LOR to say how they will be submitted, then use the contact information for references section for the actual references (the system will then contact them and they can upload it themselves).

University of North Texas (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Early Modern British Lit. (pref. 17th c. incl. Shakespeare) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

System Identification Number: 6001159

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: English (N14200)

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences http://cas.unt.edu/

Rank/Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function: Tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern British literature and culture. Research specialization in seventeenth-century literature, inclusive of Shakespeare, is preferred.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph. D. at time of hire; One publication; Demonstrable excellence in teaching.

Area of Specialty: Early Modern British literature

Review of Applications Begins: 11-01-2015

Online Application: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/14, 11/15 (by email) (+2 11/15)

Rejection (no interview): 11/18 (x3), 11/23 (x2) [went to spam folder]

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview 12/1, 12/2 (x2), by phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/11, by email

Campus interview scheduled: around 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This is another position for which the MLA listing asks for reference letters and the other listings do not. "Please also send three letters of reference to Robert Upchurch, Chair, Department of English, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203-5017."

University of Nottingham (UK) - Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature and Drama (1580-1680)Edit

The School of English is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature and Drama. Candidates will be expected to teach, supervise and assess undergraduate and postgraduate students in both live and distance learning formats and to engage in outreach and public engagement activities.

The person appointed will undertake teaching within the School of English in the fields of literature, drama, Shakespeare and early performance cultures. They will also contribute more widely to the School’s teaching and research activities on both its UK and international campuses.

The successful candidate will assist with leading outreach and engagement activities, with local theatres and arts organisations and have experience of teaching to diverse audiences, ideally including knowledge exchange and training within business and organisational environments. Candidates will be expected to participate fully in the research culture of the School through high-quality research activities, creative outputs and publications, research income generation, and the recruitment of postgraduate research students.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent qualification),together with notable research achievements or potential in early modern literature and drama.

This is a full-time, permanent post from 1 January 2016 and based in the School of English, Trent Building, University Park.

Selection Process: Long-listed candidates will be asked to provide items of research if available for consideration by the School. The interview process will include a presentation of teaching, research and a formal interview.

Further information about the School is available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lucie Sutherland (Head of Drama and Performance) lucie.sutherland@nottingham.ac.uk or Dr Andrew Harrison (Head of Literature, 1500 to the present) andrew.harrison@nottingham.ac.uk.

Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

Link to Apply: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALV237/assistant-professor-in-early-modern-literature-and-drama-1580-1680/

Deadline: Closes: 24th September 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 10/21 (x2)

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 Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Literature and Science before 1900 (incl. Early Modern) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in literature and science before 1900. Conferral of Ph.D. by July 1, 2016 is expected. All applicants working in the medieval, early modern, long eighteenth-century, Romantic, and Victorian periods will be considered; transatlantic and global perspectives are also welcome. We are especially interested in applicants who work across traditional period boundaries and are conversant with recent theoretical debates in science studies. Research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, medicine, race and anthropology, technology and information, natural philosophy, animal studies, and the environment.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/642: a cover letter, a two-page dissertation or book abstract, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin October 26th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype x 2 [posted 11/20]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Rochester (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - mid-late-17th c. British Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Rochester’s English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, with specialization in mid- through late-seventeenth-century British literature. The ideal candidate would bridge the department's current strengths in the English Renaissance and in eighteenth-century British and American literature. Candidates should have completed their PhDs by August 2016. The department is looking to hire someone whose interests and expertise will inspire our students, undergraduate and graduate, while also leaving a lasting mark on the scholarly community. Candidates whose interdisciplinary credentials might contribute to or expand ongoing work at Rochester are especially encouraged to apply. The standard teaching load is two courses each semester.

Please submit electronically to https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/login a letter of application, a CV, an abstract of your dissertation or current book project, a writing sample, and the names of at least three references. Review of completed applications will begin on October 22, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31735

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Oct. 22 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled [posted 11/13]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (after Skype interview, not sure when, but know people have been invited already) [posted 1/16]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: ~Feb. 1

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2016
  • Can anyone confirm whether or not this job has actually scheduled Skype interviews? I ask only because there has been only one report, which was added within a few hours of the Penn State Skype interviews being scheduled and has never been confirmed by anyone else. Typo?
  • I know someone who had a Skype interview with them. I don't know any more than that, but at least some Skype interviews have happened.

University of South Florida (FL) - Assistant Professor - Non-Dramatic British Literature 1500-1800 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor. Non-Dramatic British Literature 1500-1800 with any historical specialization within the period but interest and teaching ability broadly. Candidates with expertise in digital humanities preferred. Tenure-line. Ph.D. in English or related field required; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by August 7, 2016. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and outstanding publication potential. Teaching will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 2/2 teaching assignment. Salary and benefits competitive. 9 month appointment per year; summer employment possible. Letter, vita, list of graduate courses taken, 10-20 pp. writing sample, and three or more letters of recommendation required. Apply online at http://employment.usf.edu for Job ID 3348 by November 9, 2015, preferably sooner. Applications received after that date will be advanced only in cases of compelling merit. Letters of recommendation should be mailed to Ms. Nancy Serrano, Department of English, CPR107, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620; serrano@usf.edu. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Ms. Serrano at (813/974-8211 or serrano@usf.edu), a minimum of five working days in advance. USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/.

MLA JIL 10/09/15

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/14 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Second-hand - heard offer was accepted, late March]

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2016
  • Looks like there is no job listed under number 3348 on the application site. I went over all jobs but could not see one for this position. Any ideas what's going on? x3
  • Has anyone tried reaching out to the listed dept. contact, Ms. Nancy Serrano, Department of English, serrano@usf.edu about this issue? [10/13]
  • Position now posted on application site (as of 10/15) - Job ID: 8705
  • Has anyone figured out how to add the required attachements? The instructions at http://usfweb2.usf.edu/human-resources/talent-management/pdfs/applicant-quick-guide.pdf are useless given that there is no "My Activities" link on any of the pages I'm seeing. Thanks.
  • I do not see that link either. I am going to just do the letter in the open text field and then attach the resume.
  • You can see the link once you "save for later" within the job application. There is a drop-down option for cover letter but not for writing sample.
  • Right--so what did you do with your writing sample?
  • I ended up using one of the other labels. I guess the other option would be to email the add'l materials.
  • That worked. Thanks for the assistance--that website is a bear.

University of Southern Mississippi (MS) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Job Summary: The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus invites applications for a tenure-track position in Shakespeare and early modern literature to begin fall 2016. Additional interest in the history of drama or the history of language is desirable. Position is contingent on funding. Application letter, CV, writing sample (20-25 pages), unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted to http://www.usm.edu/employment-hr/ by November 1, 2015, to ensure full consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate typically will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and publication record, teach three courses per semester, serve on M.A. and Ph.D. committees, and perform departmental and university service.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English by the time of appointment, evidence of an active research agenda, and a commitment to teaching and service

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17 (by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/19 (phone)

Offer accepted: 3/21

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI) - TT Assistant Professor - English (British Literature, pref. Renaissance / Early Modern) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position. This position will teach a broad array of undergraduate English and Humanities courses at all levels including advanced courses in English literature.

Preferred area of specialization is Renaissance/Early Modern British literature. However applicants with other areas of interest including world literature, general British literature, creative nonfiction, and editing and publishing are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in digital humanities and new media projects as well as digital pedagogy are also strongly encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities: Teach courses in the following topic areas:

Shakespeare

Upper- and lower-level English literature courses

Interdisciplinary courses in the Humanities

Advise students

Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank

Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing development of the department

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, a successful research agenda, and a commitment to undergraduate education. Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in English, or closely related field from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, however an earned doctorate in English, or closely related field from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.

Starting Date: August 22, 2016

Conditions of Appointment: Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time. Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure. Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. ( Total Compensation Estimator ).

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Chair, British Literature Recruitment and Hiring Committee

Phone: (920)465-2995

Email: EnglishSearch@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Link to Apply: http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/Jobs/position196.html

Indeed.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/24 (phone interview, via email) 11/24 +1

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/26 via email, stating that the position has been filled

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at British Open 2016
  • Anyone heard anything since the phone interviews? Bracing myself for rejection, but I'd rather know definitively.
    • Radio silence, which experience has shown translates into rejection. I imagine there will be a form message from HR after someone accepts an offer. [1/14]

Weber State University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor - Medieval / Renaissance British Literature - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of English at Weber State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position, specializing in Medieval and British Literature. The ideal candidate will cover literature from Beowulf through the Renaissance (and potentially through to the Restoration). Expertise in gender and sexuality, race, class, ecocriticism, transnationalism, cultural studies, digital humanities, or other critical/theoretical approaches is most welcome. The teaching load is four courses per semester and will include both existent and new courses in our growing undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will teach a range of classes including, but not limited to, Shakespeare, Renaissance, and Medieval literature, composition, and general education classes. Scholarship and service are also expected. The position will begin August 2016.

Minimum qualifications:

-Ph.D. in English at the time of appointment.

-Experience in teaching undergraduate writing and/or undergraduate literature. -The ability to teach courses outside of the candidate's specialization.

-Familiarity with computer technology relevant to teaching.

Preferred qualifications:

-We seek an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to student learning (both graduate and undergraduate), diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. Candidates should have recent applicable publications and presentations, a strong interest in supporting campus publications, writing-related activities and organizations, and experience working with non-traditional student populations.

To apply, go to http://jobs.weber.edu and complete the online faculty/staff data form and attach a cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy, a CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information (titles and positions, office telephone numbers, and e-mails) for three references. Additional materials may be requested.

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview requested via phone 2/18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Medieval 2016
  • Search cancelled according to email, 05/04

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Bates College (ME) - VAP - Early Modern LiteratureEdit

The Bates College Department of English seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall 2016, whose scholarly focus is the study of Early Modern Literature and Culture, broadly conceived. We welcome applications from candidates whose areas of specialization might encompass interdisciplinary, theoretical, historical, and comparative approaches, including research in the fields of science and technology studies, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and the global outreach of early modern literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses on Early Modern Literature, including Shakespeare and Non-dramatic prose and poetry. The teaching load is five courses, distributed over two 12-week semesters and one five-week spring term. By the time of appointment, candidates should have a Ph.D. completed--or nearly complete--and significant relevant teaching experience, as well as an active and dynamic research agenda.

The college and the English Department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusion of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: http://www.bates.edu

Qualifications: By the time of appointment, candidates should have a Ph.D. completed--or nearly complete--and significant relevant teaching experience, as well as an active and dynamic research agenda.

You can apply for this position online at http://apply.interfolio.com/34645

Chronicle

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 25 and continue until the position is filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 6/9 x2

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:

Carleton College (MN) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Medieval / Renaissance Literature and Digital Humanities - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Carleton College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, specializing in Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities. Starting in September 2016, the appointee will teach six courses over one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The ideal candidate will have strong training in the field of Medieval literature and a demonstrable research and teaching interest in the theory and methods of the Digital Humanities. Consideration will also be given to candidates trained in Renaissance Literature. A PhD is required by September 1, 2016. We particularly seek experienced instructors who are interested in teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.

Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2,000 undergraduates located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities. We operate on a three-term schedule. The English department is comprised of fourteen faculty members with a diverse range of disciplinary interests. For further information on the department, visit our web page at https://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/english/.

Application Documents: To apply, complete the online application by February 19, 2016 at https://jobs.carleton.edu/. The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a brief summary of research interests. In addition, you will be asked to submit contact information for three individuals who can serve as references.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Feb. 19

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:

Grinnell College (IA) - 1 yr. Asst. Professor - English Renaissance Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of English invites applications for a One-year appointment in Renaissance literature beginning Fall 2016. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters, the five-course teaching schedule is likely to include introductory courses in Shakespeare or Literary Analysis, a survey in Early British literature, and a seminar in Renaissance literature.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 4, 2016. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a writing sample of 15-20 pages, a statement of teaching philosophy, and email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor George Barlow at [ EnglishSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4655.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview requested via phone, 4/11

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone hear anything?

Loyola University New Orleans (LA) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Medieval / Renaissance Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time, one-year non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professorship in Medieval and Renaissance literature beginning August 2016. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the start date. The teaching load is 4-4. The successful candidate will have a record of excellent undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated commitment to research and publication. Teaching responsibilities include topics in medieval literature and culture (including Chaucer), courses in literature before 1800 (including Shakespeare), and courses fulfilling university-wide requirements in literature and writing.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a conference-length writing sample by March 15 to the Loyola English Search Committee via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/33994 . In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio.

For more information about the position, contact Prof. Hillary Eklund at hceklund@loyno.edu , Chair, Loyola English Search Committee.

INTERFOLIO - see also Chronicle

Deadline: March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (4/26) "We wanted you to know that the position has now been filled and the search, concluded."

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:

Saint Joseph's University (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (English Renaissance) - OFFER MADEEdit

Pending budgetary approval, the English department is seeking to fill a one-year term appointment for a visiting professor of English to teach courses in Shakespeare and renaissance literature, introductory literature courses and/or first-year composition. The departmental load for visiting professors is 4/4 and may include a course or courses in the evening program.

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Duties): Teaching four courses per semester. Holding regularly scheduled office hours. Attending departmental pedagogy meetings several times yearly.

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Training and Experience Required): M.A. in English (would hold the title of Visiting Instructor) and an established record of teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in English (would hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor).

Physical Requirements or Unusual Work Hours: May be assigned evening classes in College of Professional and Liberal Studies (the evening college).

Message to Applicants: Complete applications must include a letter of interest, CV, list of contact information for 3 professional references, and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph's University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/D/V

Contact: Saint Joseph's University Online App. Form: http://jobs.sju.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 4/8/16)

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:

Shippensburg University (PA) - Instructor - Shakespeare - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Shippensburg University’s Department of English invites applications for a full-time, one-year position in Shakespeare and general British literature beginning August 2016. A 4/4 course load includes courses in Shakespeare, first-year writing, and general education literature. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

A Ph.D. in English with expertise in teaching Shakespeare is required. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and professional activity. 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.

Application procedure: All candidates must apply online at [http:// https://jobs.ship.edu https://jobs.ship.edu] with review of applications beginning May 16, 2016 and continuing until the position is filled. 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 transcript (official required if granted an on-campus interview). Materials unable to be submitted through the online system may be sent directly to the search chair, Dr. Michael Bibby at mibibb@ship.edu. 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.

https://jobs.ship.edu/postings/688

Deadline: May 16, 2016

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: heard via email a candidate accepted offer 6/20

NOTES:

St. Lawrence University (NY) - VAP - Early British Lit. (1 yr. Appt.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year appointment in early British literatures. The successful candidate will offer coursework in medieval and early-modern British literature, including Shakespeare; and the departments research methods/theory course. Ability to offer coursework in classical world literature and comparative mythologies is also desirable. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will join a department founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature, and a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as scholarship.

Ph.D., publications, and undergraduate teaching experience required.

Please note the following two part application process:

Applicants must complete an online application at https://employment.stlawu.edu/ Submit a letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio's ByCommittee. (For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807).

Applications should be received by November 30, 2015; review will continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a competitive NCAA Division III liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • How do I send my materials after making the application? There doesn't seem to be a pre-set Interfolio tab for this position, and there isn't an email to send materials via Interfolio. Thanks to anyone who figures this out & shares.
  • I suspect (although don't know for sure) that this ad will also be posted in the next edition of the MLA JIL, where an Interfolio link for this purpose will be available. This has happened before with SLU ads ... otherwise you might try contacting Interfolio directly as indicated above. [11/2]
  • After filing an application on the HR website, I got an email asking me to fill out their Interfolio application and providing me with the missing link! Here ya go: http://apply.interfolio.com/32909
  • Thank you! I received the email, too, but I appreciate your help.

University of Geneva (CHE) - Postdoc Research Associateship - Early Modern English Lit (2 Positions)Edit

Job Description: Applications are invited for two Postdoc Research Associateships in the English Department at the University of Geneva. The aim of the Associateships is to contribute to a research project, led by Lukas Erne and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, on early modern German versions of plays by Shakespeare. The plays will be retranslated and edited as part of the research project, so at least a passive knowledge of German is required. Successful candidates will work under the guidance of Professor Erne, to whom informal enquires may be made on lukas.erne@unige.ch<. The posts are part-time (ca. 70%), initially for 12 months, renewable once (so two years in all) available from 1 September 2016 or earlier.

Responsibilities: The postholder will be responsible to Professor Lukas Erne for carrying out work in relation to the research project.

Person Specification:

  • A PhD in early modern English studies completed after September 2013
  • A good knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays
  • The ability to work well and co-operatively with the other project members
  • Knowledge of German and fluent knowledge of English
  • Fluent knowledge of French is not a requirement for the position

Salary: Ca. CHF 56,000 pa (= ca. £ 38,000 / EUR 50,000 / $ 55,000)

Date: 15 March 2016

Interviews: Interviews are scheduled to take place in late March and April.

To Apply: By email to lukas.erne@unige.ch, with covering letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and (email) addresses of two referees. A writing sample will be required later in the process from shortlisted candidates. For more information: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/angle/en/emplois/.

H-Net

Deadline: March 15

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 Roehampton (UK) - Postdoc Research Fellowship - English & Creative Writing ("Before Shakespeare")Edit

We are looking for a Research Fellow in English & Creative Writing to undertake a significant piece of research during the tenure of an award in collaboration with the lead researcher. “Before Shakespeare: The Beginning of London Commercial Theatre” is a two-year research project funded by the AHRC on the first thirty years of the Elizabethan playhouses (c 1565-95). There will be significant archival work, aiming to produce a census of what we know about this period of theatre history and how we know it. There will also be administrative support relating to a number of practice and performance based experiments with Dolphin’s Back and Shakespeare’s Globe. A successful collaboration will result in named co-authorship of an article, essay collection and monograph. We are looking for applications from candidates with a complementary academic background. Candidates should be highly motivated and willing and able to engage with this collaboration. 

Application & Timeline : The closing date for completed applications is: 22nd February 2016. Interviews are expected to be held in late February or early March. If you are interested in the post and would like to discuss the project further, please contact: Dr Andy Kesson andy.kesson@roehampton.ac.uk.

To apply, visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMW957/research-fellow-english-and-creative-writing/

Deadline: February 22 

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:

  • Correspondence with the [wonderful!] postdoc director indicated they would not be able to consider American candidates for this postdoc because of some complicated things to do with visas and the timeline. Just FYI.

Vassar College (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Drama (incl. Shakespearian Studies)Edit

The Department of Drama at Vassar College invites applications for the position of Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.

We seek candidates who specialize in Shakespearian Studies, ideally with a global perspective, and theater history with at least one non-western area of specialization. This is a full-time, two-year position that carries with it a half-time teaching load of three courses per year. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to the fellow’s research/scholarship. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52020 to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin March 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Gabrielle Cody, Chair, Department of Drama, Box 734 Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0744.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.

MLA JIL 2/19/16

Deadline: March 11

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:

Wesleyan University (CT) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Early Modern British Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a one-year position as a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the field of early modern British literature, beginning July 1, 2016. The successful candidate will teach five seminar-sized courses to undergraduates and participate in a lively intellectual community. Candidates with a specialization in book history are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (25 pages maximum), evidence of teaching excellence, including course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information: Applications received by February 12, 2016 will receive full consideration. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype.

Please contact Liz Tinker (etinker@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the "web delivery" method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Online App. Form: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5243

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Deadline: Feb. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/26 with a prompt and gracious email (puts them in the minority in this process!)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview requested by email 2/23

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • [OFFER MADE posted in header ~3/8]

Offer accepted: 4/12

NOTES:

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16Edit

DemographicsEdit

ABD (early):

ABD (will finish this academic year): 9

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Contract, post-doc): 15

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

Assistant Professor: 5

Associate Professor: 1

Full Professor: 1

Search Committee Member: 1

Lurker: 2

Total:  33 <--please remember to update total!

GenreEdit

Please indicate which genre you primarily work in.

Drama: 20

Poetry: 3

Prose: 3

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