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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK Positions - POST-MLA DEADLINES Edit

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MN) - FT Asst. ProfessorEdit

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

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

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

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 21, 2013.

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

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2013 and Medieval 2013

University of Arkansas - Assistant Professor of 18th Century Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The successful candidate will have a primary specialization in eighteenth-century British literature. Ph.D. in English required. Position begins fall 2013. With a student body of over 24,000, the University of Arkansas is a Carnegie 1 research institution located in a metropolitan area of 300,000 people. The English Department offers B.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Minimum Requirements: The successful candidate will have a primary specialization in eighteenth-century British literature. Ph.D. in English required.

Job Duties: The position entails teaching four courses a year on a semester system, supervising thesis and dissertation committees, maintaining an active research agenda, and participating on committees.

Where To Apply? Submit letter, c.v., 20- to 25-page writing sample, and letters of recommendation in one of these three ways: 1) ***to the Interfolio link *** (strongly preferred); or 2) as email attachments, in .docx or .pdf, to Search Committee Chair, via Whitney Ginn at wginn@uark.edu; or 3) in hard copy to: U of Arkansas, English Department, Attn: Search Committee Chair, 333 Kimpel Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Applications will be acknowledged via Interfolio or by letter. Initial interviews will be via Skype starting in late January 2013.

http://hr.uark.edu/jobdetails.asp?ListingID=6973

Deadline: 01/21/2013 4:30 p.m. (or until position filled)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): phone/Skype interviews 1/20 (2x)

Rejection (after phone/Skype interview): received by mail 3/4 (dated 2/21); no contact between preliminary interview and rejection notice

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes, according to rejection letter

NOTES:

The Interfolio link appears to be missing. Did anybody else find it?

  • This postion was posted at HigherEdJobs.com on 12/22/12. The Interfolio link is not given in that ad either. Perhaps it will appear when/if this job is posted on the MLA JIL? (Thanks!)
  • Still nothing on the MLA JIL, unless I am missing something. How is everyone submitting their applications?
  • E-mailed department and got the Interfolio link (https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20973), but the page says "The application deadline for this position has passed." But the original job ad says the deadline is 21st January, almost 10 days away. Very curious.
  • List of department's current course offerings suggests an inside candidate. Hard to avoid the conclusion that the opening is meant for that person.
  • See discussion in the Sarah Lawrence thread below about supposed "inside candidates." Openings are rarely ever "meant" for a specific person. Just as often teaching somewhere puts you at a disadvantage. Hiring committees are also rarely ever monolythic tools of someone pulling the strings for a specific person. Finally, it is extremely diffficult to glean from course listings on a website that a specific person is an "inside candidate" (not that such candidates really actually exist in the way you imagine anyway). 
  • That a hiring department would close down their Interfolio application website 10 days before the deadline is certainly strange. Also, this job never appeared in the MLA JIL, only on the university website.
  • Certainly the mere possibility of an inside candidate (as suggested by word of mouth, contacts in the department, indications on the department's website, info from sources like Academia.edu, and/or a refusal on the department's part to publicize an opening at all widely or keep its application window open for a reasonable amount of time) is never a valid reason not to apply for a job. But that's hardly the same thing as saying that there's never any such thing as a faux search. Blinding oneself to the fact that faux searches do happen every now and then (though surely less often than they are rumored to happen) seems a way of pretending that this process is uniformly more meritocratic than the evidence can sustain.
  • I agree with the above. Departments do set up job searches with a specific candidate in mind, often costing applicants time, money, and stress. These situations are shameful, even if it's a charade that HR makes departments go through. Since committee chairs also look at these boards, I'm happy for them to know when they've been found out and happy for them to feel a bit guilty. There are situations in which there is an internal candidate, but he or she actually isn't favored and doesn't get the job, but for those in which departments never seem to have an honest intention of looking outside the department, something needs to be done so that applicants aren't jerked around.
  • The situation is this. It violates the procedures and rules of most universities, as well in most cases labor and affirmative action laws, to hire without doing a search. So departments sometimes have to run a national search even if they have someone in mind. In many cases, however, those searches do result in candidates other than the "inside" candidate getting the job. And in all cases, the "intentions" of departments, hiring committees, and the like are nowhere near as clear and unanimous as the posts on this thread suggest.  Let me put this a different way, let's say that you are an adjunct slaving away without a salary and benefits hoping that the department you're working in will some day give you a real job. The administration opens a line in your field, and your friends in the department encourage you to apply. You are the dreaded "inside candidate" described in this thread. The administration will not allow the department to hire without doing a search, because they want "the best candidate out there" or because their lawyers tell them that do so will violate affirmative action laws. Should the department refuse to run the search at all, thus ensuring no one (including you) gets the job? Should they inform every candidate that there is someone presently teaching in the department who they already like, thus discouraging applicants from applying, ensuring the administration aborts the search, and again violating affirmative action laws (by discouraging applicants)? Really guys, I understand the anger here. Job searches are arduous and draining. But the temptation to hold very strong opinions on things you don't know much about should be avoided. 
  • How would you describe a situation in which a school posts a job, says applications are due on a given date, and then cuts off the application period ten days early? Best still to bite our tongues?
  • My first guess would be that it was a clerical error that occured at some point between the posting of the ad and the entering of the dates on interfolio. But it's hard for me to say without actually knowing more information about what happened. The assumption that this is a way to satisfy the legal requirement to post an ad while  preventing people from actually applying would nevertheless seem undercut by the very mishandling of the dates (it's hardly a sop to a HR and Title 9 if no one can apply). Occam's Razor would suggest a simple mistake somewhere along the line. Of course it is possible that this was all done to keep the pretense of a search alive while paving the way for an inside candidate, but it's a pretty sloppy way of doing so, and, moreover, it's a strategy that seems to involve a minimum of "jerking people around," although perhaps one that, in its sloppiness, does a disservice to the "inside candidate," who again, for all you or I know, is a multi-year adjunct looking for a real salary in a job he/she already effectively holds. 
  • Perhaps they'd already received the requisite number when the post came down, or perhaps it was an accident. By avoiding the JIL, they certainly seem to have bypassed the best way to get a full slate of applicants. Yet allowing those who have seen the ad to begin putting together applications (didn't the interfolio page, if not the job ad, even request a transcript?) and then cutting things short still isn't applicant-friendly. I'll concede the obvious that we can't be sure what the school's motives are but won't concede to the repeated claim people should never even discuss inside candidates. As you say, and as was already suggested in the post you condescendingly replied to, of course there are reasons for jobs to be posted even when there are inside candidates (who may or may not be favorites). Schools ought to take all candidates seriously, and certainly that's the purpose of the AA rules you invoke, but if schools have a deserving adjunct in house who they are dying to hire or even just leaning toward, then they should at least reduce the expense of the candidates by not asking for items like letters and transcripts. (Speaking of being meritocratic and considerate of cost, any school that has an additional material request stage (and ideally all would) should not ask for letters until a candidate has reached that second round on the merits of the letter, CV, writing sample, etc.).
  • Something clearly went horribly wrong with this search, intentionally or accidentally. The Interfolio link never worked, at least not to my knowledge. Interviews were scheduled before the school's own advertised closing date. And in my own case, the secretary contacted me on the morning of the 17th to ask if I had submitted my application, because she had nothing on file but somehow remembered me (I had had Interfolio mail it priority back on Jan. 2) -- that was a Thursday morning, and yet interviews were scheduled 4 days later, which means my application got scant consideration indeed. The whole thing stinks to high heaven, any way you look at it. x1 
  • Well put to the last two above posters. 

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term Appointments Edit

Dickinson College (PA) - VAP in British Lit. - 18th c. or MedievalEdit

The Department of English at Dickinson College seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor in British literature. Given that our medieval and our eighteenth-century instructors will both be on leave, the successful candidate will specialize in either the Middle Ages or the eighteenth century, with an ability to teach engaging courses in several areas of pre-1800 British literature at the introductory level. The teaching load is five undergraduate courses over two semesters: for this position, two introductory courses, two mid-level writing-intensive courses, and one upper-level course in field of expertise. At Dickinson, every member of the department teaches at all levels, and innovation in both teaching and scholarship are prized. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be important characteristics of the successful candidate, and teaching experience that speaks to that ability will be an advantage. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by July 2013, when the appointment begins.

Dickinson College is a private, selective, liberal-arts college of about 2,400 undergraduate students located in central Pennsylvania, 20 miles southwest of the state capital, Harrisburg, and within easy driving distance (1 1/2 to 3 hours) of Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. The College is known and respected for its international, interdisciplinary, and sustainability programs. Salary and benefits are competitive.

We encourage candidates to visit the College website at http://www.dickinson.edu and familiarize themselves with the department and College as a whole. Applicants should submit an electronic cover letter and curriculum vitae through https//:jobs.dickinson.edu. We will begin reading applications on March 8th and will make requests for dossiers and writing samples as appropriate. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 8, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Additional materials requested: Dossier request 3/25

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Medieval 2013

Fitchburg State University (MA) - 1 yr. Asst. Professor, 18th c. British & World Lit- CANCELLEDEdit

Please visit our job site at http://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu to apply. Review begins immediately and position remains open until filled.

General statement of duties: Full time, one year temporary position in eighteenth-century British literature and culture. Other preferred areas include world literature, postcolonial literature, and rhetoric and composition. 4-4 course load includes sophomore-level surveys in British and World literatures and first-year writing. Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2013; teaching experience at the college level required.

1. Teaching work load (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction. 2. Instructional responsibilities include literature survey courses, upper division courses, and first-year writing. 3. Provide student assistance including academic advising. 4. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews, and student outcome assessment. 5. Attend University functions, including commencement; convocation; and faculty, committee, and departmental meetings. 6. Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs. 7. Continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation inn or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community. 8. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate evening courses. 9. Faculty members also participate in curriculum development, and serve on department and campus committees.

Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in English; previous college-level teaching experience required. 2. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching. 3. Commitment to excellence in teaching, and evidence of scholarly /creative activity. 4. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. 5. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Full-time, one year temporary benefited position

Fitchburg State University does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement

Position contingent upon funding for 2013 - 2014 academic year

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted May 29)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

SEARCH CANCELLED [posted June 9]

Quincy University (IL) - VAP 18th-19th c. English Lit.Edit

Quincy University, a Catholic liberal arts university in the Franciscan tradition, seeks applicants for at least one Visiting Assistant Professor of English position, beginning August 16, 2013. Teaching responsibilities for this term position will be four undergraduate courses per semester, including two sections each semester in the first-year composition program as well as upper-division courses. Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in English; experience with and enthusiasm for teaching composition. Preferred qualifications: terminal degree in English or related field; college-level teaching experience; specialization in 18th and 19th century English literature and world literature. The successful candidate will be an energetic teacher, an active scholar and a dependable colleague who will participate enthusiastically in an ambitious schedule of undergraduate programs and activities, including a reading and lecture series, a literary journal and various student activities. Because Quincy University is committed to a diverse student body, we encourage applications from members of communities traditionally underrepresented in college faculties.

Send letter of application, C.V., teaching philosophy, research interests, copies of graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references to Dr. Deirdre Fagan, Associate Professor of English, c/o Office of Human Resources, Quincy University, 1800 College Ave., Quincy, IL 62301 or hr@quincy.edu . The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin March 20, 2013. EOE

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins March 20, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Application dossiers are due by Feb. 1, 2013.

MLA JIL 12/28/12

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: Any news? Posts on Renaissance 2013 and Humanities Postdocs indicates rejection letters are out already.

Also posted at Renaissance 2013 and Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13

Wheaton College (MA) - Asst. Professor (1 Year Replacement) - 18-19th c. - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The English Department at Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, seeks to hire a one-year replacement Assistant Professor with expertise in eighteenth and/or nineteenth century British literature and culture. The teaching load will comprise six courses in the areas of eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and first year writing. Candidates must have experience teaching first year writers. Wheaton is a selective liberal arts college in New England. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The Department and the College are committed to attracting promising candidates from groups presently under-represented in our community, with the goal of maintaining and enriching an intellectually diverse learning environment.

Ph.D. in English or a related discipline and teaching experience required.

Applications should include a cover letter that describes research and teaching interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and writing sample, as well as three letters of recommendation sent directly by scholars familiar with your research and teaching. They will submit the reference online once the request has been sent. Position to start July 2013. All applications materials should be submitted online. Please direct any questions to Prof. Claire Buck at cbuck@wheatonma.edu. For best consideration applications should be received by January 15, 2013.

LINK to Ad: http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=175698483

LINK to Apply: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/800

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 02/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):03/11

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013

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

Augusta State University (GA) - Asst. Professor - POSITION FILLED Edit

Assistant Professor of English – The Department of English and Foreign Languages invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2013. Applicants must have expertise in Eighteenth-Century British Literature. Ph.D. required. Desirable secondary areas of expertise include grant writing and/or online teaching and secondary fields in grammar, linguistics, or children’s literature. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to research. Duties will include teaching humanities and freshman composition. For full consideration, applicants should send a letter of application, a detailed vita, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2012 to Lillie B. Johnson, Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Augusta State University, Box 19, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. EO/AA employer of the University System of Georgia.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1, 10/18 (x1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone or MLA interview scheduled: 11/1 [phone] (2x) <--Would you mind specifying your current status (ABD, PhD, Assistant Prof, Post Doc)? Thanks.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 12/12 (according to rejection email after phone interview the position has been filled)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Does anyone know the workload for this position? (10/01)
  • A: 4/4

Binghamton University (SUNY) - Assistant Prof of the Long 18thC - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

We are searching for an assistant professor with a specialization in British literature and theory of the long eighteenth century. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work reflects the department's interest in global and/or transnational studies. Candidates must be prepared to teach their specializations at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to contribute to the research mission of the department and university. Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Teaching load: 2/2. Salary: competitive.

Send applications materials, marked "Search B," by Nov. 15 to Robert Micklus, Chair, Department of English, Binghamton University, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Application files should include a letter outlining qualifications for this position; a CV; a dossier including at least three letters of reference; and a writing sample of 15-20 pages.

MLA JIL 09/28/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: (11/16)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (x1) [posted 1/25]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This job was posted last year, too. Anyone know what happened with last year's search? (09/30
  • I heard that the department couldn't agree on the final candidate... (10/8)
  • Any word on this search? (12/6)
  • The committee hasn't met yet. The files are stored (in print form) in the department filing cabinet; once all members of the committee have read them and ranked the candidates, the entire committee meets and makes decisions. Interviews will likely be held on Skype. (12/7)
  • Has anyone heard about campus interviews? Any news at all? (1/18)

Bristol University (UK) - Lectureship in Eighteenth Century English -- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Bristol invites applications to a full-time permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in English Literature (Eighteenth Century). Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research in any area of the subject are eligible to apply. The successful candidate will join a Department with a long-standing reputation for the quality of its teaching and research, and become part of a dynamic community of scholars in the English Department and the Faculty of Arts. For further information about the department, see www.bris.ac.uk/english

Job ad

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): via email x7 (Nov. 20)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Fitchburg State University (MA) - TT Asst. Prof, British/World Lit. - 18th/19th c.-- CANCELLEDEdit

To apply, please visit our job site at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu. Review begins Nov. 12, 2012 yet position remains open until filled.

General Statement of Duties: Full-time, tenure track position in British and World Literatures with specialties in the long 18th century and the 18th and 19th century novel. Ability to teach sophomore-level surveys and upper-level courses in British and World literatures and first-year writing. Other preferred areas include postcolonial literature.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Teaching work load (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction. 2. Instructional responsibilities include literature survey courses, upper division courses, and first-year writing. 3. Provide student assistance including academic advising. 4. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews, and student outcome assessment. 5. Attend University functions, including commencement; convocation; and faculty, committee, and departmental meetings. 6. Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs. 7. Continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation inn or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community. 8. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate evening courses. 9. Faculty members also participate in curriculum development, and serve on department and campus committees.

Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in English; previous college-level teaching experience required. 2. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching. 3. Commitment to excellence in teaching, and evidence of scholarly /creative activity. 4. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. 5. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Full-time, Tenure Track, 9 month Benefited Position: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement. Position contingent upon funding for 2013 2014 academic year

Fitchburg State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 978-665-3172.

Application Information: Human Resources Department, Fitchburg State University, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Online App. Form: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ch584yj

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 12

NOTES:

Any word on this position? (12/15)

  • No idea about this year's search, but when I was on the market back in the 2007-2008 job year, I interviewed with this school.  They went straight from applications to phone interview (with no additional materials requested in between), so that may be the plan again this time.
  • According to status update on FSU Job Site, the search has been cancelled.

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013

Georgetown University - Asst. Professor, Transatlantic Literature and Culture of the Long 18th Century - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Transatlantic Literature and Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century. We encourage candidates with special interests in the Early Americas and Africa, Poetry (1660-1798), Restoration Drama, Comparative Colonialisms, Material Cultures, and History of the Book. Candidates should expect to pursue an active research agenda, to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in this field and to contribute through service to the life of the University. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by August 2013. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates as part of its commitment to professional excellence and diversity. This position is located in Washington, D.C. Please email your application letter and c.v. to engjobs@georgetown.edu, noting in the subject line the title of the position for which you are applying. Applications sent by November 1, 2012 will receive first consideration. Writing samples and dossiers will be requested only after initial screening.

NOTE: MLA ad directs application through Interfolio: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15250

Deadline: Nov. 1 According to Interfolio link: "Applications sent by December 1, 2012 will receive first consideration" NOTE: We have extended the deadline due to the hurricane.

Acknowledgment received: 2: 1-Got an acknowledgment e-mail on 10/17, 1-Confirmed Oct 31, 10/24 (x1)

Request for additional materials: 11/21 X1, 11/26 x3, 11/27 x2

Rejection (no interview): 12/13 X1

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA): (Early American page states "12/14")

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 01/12

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [acceptance posted in header on 2/17]

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2013

Lindenwood University (MO) - Asst. Professor of English - 18th c. Lit. -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at Lindenwood University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in British Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century starting August 2013. In addition to teaching courses in their areas of expertise, all faculty members teach composition and general education courses as part of a 4/1/4 teaching load. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, dedication to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and evidence of a scholarly agenda. A PhD in English language and literature or other related area is required. Qualifying degree(s) must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to the English Search Committee at EnglishSearchLit@lindenwood.edu. No phone calls please. Lindenwood University is an equal opportunity employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: not stated [ad posted Dec. 3, 2012]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): Skype, notification via email (2/9)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [Posted 3/1]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This school does not have a tenure-system; renewable contracts only.

Murray State University (KY) - Asst. Professor, 18th-Century British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 18th -Century British Literature, Department of English and Philosophy. Position to begin August 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English required, with an emphasis in Restoration and 18th-century British literature. Ability to teach composition required. Expertise in Classical literature preferred. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required. Interest in/experience with teaching online courses desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach 12 hours per semester in first-year composition, humanities, and areas of expertise; conduct scholarly research sufficient for tenure and advancement; engage in appropriate service.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application, a current CV, and unofficial transcripts electronically via the MSU online employment system at http://www.murraystatejobs.com/hr/postings/1920. Mail three recent letters of recommendation to Chair, 18C British Literature Search, Dept. of English and Philosophy, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/5 [phone] (3x)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (1x) [posted 12/16]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/27

NOTES:

For anyone having trouble with the link above, it actually should be:

https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/1920

Rutgers University - Assistant Professor in 18th-Century British Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW HELDEdit

The Department of English at Rutgers (New Brunswick) seeks a tenure‑track assistant professor in 18th‑Century British Literature (including the long eighteenth century). Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by September 1, 2013, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (or a dossier), and a writing sample no later than November 1 through Interfolio ( https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15502 ).

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/02, 11/16 (email x7)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/20 x 5

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 (phone)

  • Did anyone else schedule an interview for this job (or know someone who did)? It would be nice to know whether the process of determining who to interview has already been completed.

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/9/2013

Campus interview scheduled: a job talk took place Feb. 7, 2013 according to Rutgers English Events calendar (posted online)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

My electronic Interfolio delivery was sent on Nov. !st though it was delivered on Nov 2nd. Perhaps because of the storm. Can the person above confirm how they received an acknowledgement? I have received none. Thanks!

  • (11/02 person above): Same here. E-mailed the secretary of the department chair. She said that everything was fine since the deadline was extended anyhow. I counted that as an "acknowledgment." Best of luck.

Sarah Lawrence College -- Asst. Professor in 18th-Century British Literature -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full time tenure track position in the literature and culture of the Restoration and the 18th Century. Candidates should be able to teach the history of the English novel from Behn to Austen, and English poetry from Dryden to Blake and have Ph.D. completed by time of appointment.

Job Requirements: Ph.D. completed by time of appointment.

The application should include the following: Cover letter, CV, course descriptions for two proposed courses, sample of scholarly writing and three letters of recommendation.

Deadline for receipt of applications: November 1, 2012. To apply for the position, please go to: https://slc.simplehire.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50564. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our Web site at: www.slc.edu. Sarah Lawrence has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: x2 (12/11)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

inside candidate

^Care to elaborate?

Dept page & current course offerings suggest no clear inside candidate.

Without dragging that candidate's name into things, the faculty listing does suggest one. I (not the original poster) have also heard rumors that this person, whose course offerings fit the JIL posting (different from that above) pretty well, was slated for the job.

  • I couldn't help but notice where this conversation was headed and I want to suggest that it is pretty unproductive.  Is it just me, or is the "inside candidate" suspicion (however much based in "fact" from a department's website) the "chupacabra" of the job market these days?  Here's a repost from the Spanish talk page last year about the dangers of inside candidate speculation:
"A: Let's also remember: Just because there is an insider, doesn't mean that that person actually wants to keep working at the institution at which they are visiting. Also, in cases of multiple insiders, (and I say this from personal experience), precisely because there is more than one person inside competing for the job, everyone involved, EVERYONE, knows that there are no guarantees, everyone is courting and being courted elsewhere... En fin... We should all just proceed under the assumtion that no one is going out of their way to be cruel or unfair. Is that untrue once in a while? Sure! But, why live one's life assuming the worst of people?
A: Certainly, insiders have at times gotten positions that were intended for them. Much more frequently, however, such speculation has been just that.
Things that are negative about believing in rumors of "insiders":
  • They generally aren't true. Whether somebody made something up, somebody heard something secondhand, or some individual on a certain search did indeed have a specific candidate in mind, it usually doesn't indicate anything about the final outcome of the search.
    It is contrary to reality. Insiders can in fact face greater scrutiny because committees want to avoid the appearance of bias.
    It is delusional. Search committees are far from unified, faculty voting on candidates have different perspectives, and there are no guarantees for anyone.
    Believing that there is an inside candidate could make you take a very real employment possibility less seriously. It is foolish to put your own success in jeopardy by investing in such fantasies.
    Such speculation is a waste of time when you could be working to improve your own candidacy for this year and the future."
  • This was indeed a search with an inside candidate. He announced himself triumphantly at an ASECS panel.

SUNY Cortland - Assistant Professor - Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture -- OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

POSITION: Full-time, tenure- track Assistant Professor position in British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century.

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 2013.

SALARY: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for a 3-3 teaching load in introductory, advanced, and graduate courses as well as British literature survey. Scholarship, student advisement, and service to the College and community are also expected.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English or a related field by time of appointment, record of teaching excellence, and evidence of scholarly potential required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in transnational approaches to the Anglophone novel preferred. Additional competence in Transatlantic studies, literary theory, film studies, or digital humanities encouraged.

THE DEPARTMENT: The English Department at SUNY Cortland offers three distinct majors to our undergraduate students: Liberal Arts English, Secondary Education/English and Professional Writing. Graduate programs include the MA in English and the MAT and MSEd in English Education.

THE COLLEGE: The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Professional Studies. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of application materials will begin November 7, 2012, and application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For consideration, please apply online at https://jobs.cortland.edu and follow the application instructions listed under "Special Instructions for Applying."

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 11/5, 11/1 (x1)

Request for Additional Materials: 12/5 (x8)

Rejection Letter: via e-mail (01/20)

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:  12/19 (x 4) by phone

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I heard that a candidate accepted the offer. (3/13)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

No word on campus visits yet? Any rejections? (1/18)

University of Colorado, Boulder - Asst or Assoc Professor of English: 18th C British Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of English announces a tenure-track/tenured position in the long eighteenth century at the assistant or beginning associate professor level, to begin August 2013. The normal teaching load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate English-major courses and graduate courses.

Applications including a cover letter, a c.v., and names and email addresses for at least three letters of reference must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #818564. Review of applications begins on October 26, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Boston.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: request for writing sample, letters of recommendation (11/9) x 3

Rejection (no interview): 12/26

MLA interview scheduled: 12/12

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Manitoba - British Literature from 1640-1750 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English, Film, and Theatre in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with specialization in British Literature from 1640-1750. Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate students, and fulfilling service-related duties. The appointment will begin on 1 July 2013, or soon thereafter. Position Number 15314.

The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment and must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research. The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate, as well as the fact that this is an entry-level position.

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities people of all sexual orientation and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Information about the Department and the University can be obtained from the web page: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/english_film_and_theatre/index.html or by email: Arlene.Young@ad.umanitoba.ca

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and a sample of scholarly writing, as well as original transcripts of all graduate work, and three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded under separate cover or in an official dossier.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

All materials should arrive no later than 30 November 2012 and be sent to:

Professor Arlene Young, Chair

Search Advisory Committee
Department of English, Film, and Theatre
626 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 5V5

U Manitoba Human Resources

Deadline: November 30, 2012

Acknowledgment received: 11/24 x2 (email) 11/30

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/14 x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/19

Offer accepted: 2/22

NOTES:

University of Minnesota -- Asst. Professor (x2) in 18th-19th Century British - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for two full-time assistant professorships: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, begins fall semester 2013.

Required qualifications: (1) PhD or equivalent degree in English or related field, with degree in hand by July 1, 2013; (2) evidence of expertise and high-quality work in 18th- and/or 19th-c. British literature and one or more of the following: (a) literature and empire; (b) literature, science, and technology; (c) literature and the other arts; (d) new approaches to comparative literature; (e) literature, sexuality, and gender; and (f) other innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on literature and a domain of material culture, politics, history, or society; (3) undergraduate teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: significant scholarship in peer-reviewed venues (e.g., conference papers, journal articles, chapters in edited collections, monographs); graduate-level teaching and advising; demonstrated potential for continued success as scholar and teacher.

The university expects faculty members to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Applicants must apply online at employment.umn.edu. Provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, 20-25 pages of your scholarly writing, and syllabi for two courses you have taught. Deadline is Oct. 19, 2012; applications will be acknowledged. Selected applicants will be contacted for three letters of recommendation and for interviews at the MLA Convention in Boston. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Department of English has 34 core faculty members, approximately 650 undergraduate student majors, and 110 graduate students. Our scholarship, creative work, and teaching span a broad range that includes literature, language, creative writing, literacy and rhetorical studies, linguistics, and cultural inquiry. For more information about the department, please see our website at: english.cla.umn.edu. For information about the College of Liberal Arts, see: cla.umn.edu. If you have questions, please contact Pamela Leszczynski at leszc001@umn.edu.

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: [From Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013: "11/2 request for rec letters"]

Rejection (no interview): x2 (12/17), x1 (12/18)

MLA interview scheduled: from 19thC "12/11 (x2)"

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/10/12

Campus interview scheduled: (know through getting a rejection letter via email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Is there anyone else who did not get a rejection email after MLA, but hasn't heard about campus visits being scheduled either? In other words, have they actually scheduled campus visits, or is that just what someone inferred from getting a rejection email? 

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013

University of Mississippi - Asst. Professor, 18th c. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The English Department at the University of Mississippi is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in British Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (2-2 teaching load). To apply, please visit the UM Human Resources website (http://jobs.olemiss.edu) and complete an online application, attaching letter of application, dissertation abstract, and CV; letters of reference should be forwarded to Chair, Eighteenth Century Search Committee, Department of English, 123 Bondurant Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848. For further information contact Professor Karen Raber at kraber@olemiss.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/17 (writing sample) x 4

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/12/12

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This job was posted last year, too. Anyone know what happened with last year's search? (09/30)
  • I heard that they made an offer last year (which was linked to a spousal hire), but the candidate ultimately turned them down. (10/01)
  • They throw out applications from schools below top 10 and only granted MLA interviews to candidates receiving PhDs very recently. Anyone with a PhD before 2010 (unless already on the TT at a top school) need not apply (10/04).
  • I know that the first part of the above sentence ("they throw out .... ") is factually incorrect. I would therefore suspect the accuracy of the second part. I would also suspect the motives of anyone who tells people on this board "not to apply" to any job. 10/3
  • Heard the same as Comment 3 above from a member of SC at a conference--maybe not same language but same basic idea of criteria for wading through applicants. Sadly, this is standard practice at many places. 11/9
  • I have actually served on search committees. No one is ever thrown out (or for that matter kept in) simply because of where their PhD is from. This is the kind of baseless rumour that can do real harm on wikis like this. I also know--for a fact--that Missippi interviewed candidates who were not from "Top Ten" departments last year. 11/13

University of Texas - San Antonio - Asst. Professor, 18th c. & Romantic Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The UTSA Department of English seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2013. Required qualifications: Expertise in the literature of the British 18th Century and Romantic periods. Ph.D. in English Literature by August 2013. Preferred qualifications: 1) Background in both the Literature of the British 18th Century and Romantic period; 2) Ability to contribute to multiple degree programs, including a Ph.D. program which offers students opportunities for advanced study and research in cross-cultural, transnational approaches to English language and literary studies. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 20-30 page writing sample, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation. Send materials to the Eighteenth Century/Romantic Search Committee, Department of English, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0643. All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be postmarked by November 5, 2012.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received: Email (11/6), (11/8), (11/14)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Email (12/19) (x4)

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: MLA [by phone] 12/6

Campus interview scheduled:1/9/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • This to replace last year's appointment, who left for the job at Wisconsin.
  • Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013
  • ORM DO ANYONE NO TEACHING LOAD?? --> It is 3/2, although in the first year it's reduced to 2/2 (or at least that's what the listing was two years ago for the same job). Good luck!!

Winona State University (MN) - Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature (1642-1800) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Literature: Winona State University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position in Eighteenth-Century Literature (1642-1800) available starting Fall semester 2013. Minimum Qualification(s) include a Ph.D. in English (all requirements met by date of hire); substantive experience, concentrated coursework, and/or demonstrated expertise in 18th Century Literature (1642-1800); and demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate can expect the initial teaching load to consist primarily of composition and general education courses. The normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester, including a combination of composition and literature courses at various levels. Additional expectations include research and publication, service to the university community, and preparation to teach graduate courses. To apply, please submit cover letter, vita, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and three letters of reference via http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winona/default.cfm. Application deadline is November 12, 2012. Position available pending budgetary approval. WSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: phone 12/6 (x6)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/26 (x1)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/13 (according to form rejection email from HR after phone interview) x2

NOTES AND QUERIES:

NOTES, QUESTIONS Edit

Has anyone who applied previously as an ABD, and then again, with similar stats, but as a graduated PhD noticed a difference in response (read: shortlist). Do most schools almost entirely discount ABD no matter what? I'm starting to wonder whether it was even worth it to apply before I've graduated. I have a great CV, plenty of teaching, research, and publication experience, but still have 2 months to go, whereas a collegue of mine (who just recently graduated in my field) with far worse stats seems to be getting requests for secondary materials. It's quite confusing. (12/2)

It does make a difference. I had a couple of interviews for non-tt jobs in exotic/odd locations as an ABD; I had 7 tt interviews the next year with the PhD, and landed a job. With hundreds of applications to sift through, I think ABD is a way that's easy on the conscience to weed out good candidates. Guarantee you'll do better next year.

Agree with the above, excpet to say that I was ABD on the market with a December defense/graduation date, and this seemed to also make a difference: I had six tt interviews and landed a job, but I was able to say--in my interviews--that I had successfully defended, even though my initial materials indicated ABD.

Same as the above.^^ The December defense date feels important. Also, don't get caught up on how your colleague is doing or on his/her "far worse stats" (whatever that even means o_O). That's not the way to maintain your mental health during this process. It's a completely impersonal process, and"stats" are irrelevant at this stage. It has more to do with your respective sub-specializations and your projects. It's not as if they have a special stack of applications for graduates from your program and then tick down the CVs to compare them.  (12/5)

If you're applying to a school that doesn't have a Ph.D. program, you need to spend much more time discussing how you teach (what makes your teaching innovative and effective as opposed to an afterthought) and the service that you've done.  I've been on search committees at my institution (a 3/3), and we are always shocked by the number of people who apply and assume that all that matters is research (some have even gone all through an interview without asking about our students at all).  Many candidates also have little to say in letters and interviews about teaching practices and have done little to no service.  At a smaller school, service can count for as much as 1/3 of your tenure file, so having something to say in that area can matter more than having a book in the works.  There really is no sure-shot "great CV"—it all depends on the type of university.  We have hired several ABDs recently (of the past four, I was the only one who had graduated before interviewing), but those ABDs had a lot to offer that fit our university's needs.

If OP will "do better next year," what should they do if they are offered a job at one of those "exotic/odd locations" or less prestigious colleges? Is it better to take whatever you can get with an ABD (and reapply the next year with a job in place), or is better to go into the job market, diploma fresh in hand, without any ties to an institution? (12/6)

What is an exotic/odd location? 

  • The enchanted cliffs of South Idaho, the Mines of Moria, Flatland, and Tampa--to name a few.
  • I see. The question presupposes we're snobs. 

I find the consistency of the above posts alarming. Is it so typical to go from 0 to 5+ tt interviews after getting the PhD in the current market? In any case, I know that it's also possible for someone from a top ten school with a solid CV to go on the market as an ABD and hear nothing, and then go on the next year, PhD in hand, and have that number go up from 0 to... 1. When were the above posters on the market? (12/9)

I am one of the above posters and was on the market last year (Fall 2011).  I don't know if my experience was "typical" but it did seem to be at least partially the result of being nominally done with the Ph.D.  Hope this helps!  (12/11)

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

ABD (early): 2

ABD (will finish this academic year): 7

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, post-doc): 5 (VAP), 1 (post-doc), 3 (sessional)

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

Assistant Professor: 3

Associate Professor: 1 (UK)

Full Professor:

Lurker:

Total: 19

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