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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK Positions: POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) - Assistant Professor in English Literature - Due 21 MayEdit

NOTES:

  • They don't currently have an 18C-specialist. 

Concordia University College of Alberta (Canada) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Generalist, fields incl. 18th c. British)Edit

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

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

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

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

4/25: Interfolio link now posted: https://apply.interfolio.com/24934

MLA JIL 4/25/14

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Search Committee Chair, here. Obviously, the timing of this search is a bit strange: not many schools run TT searches that begin in late April. But, we had one of our Brit Lit profs announce her departure recently, so we have begun this search ASAP (as soon as we got through the various steps to receive official approval for the search). You will notice the ad says "review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled." I never quite knew what this sort of language meant when I was on the job market, but in this case we plan to move as quickly as possible with the search. We understand many of you are nearing the end of your semester--a particularly busy time for us all--but please do try to submit application materials as promptly as is feasible (the search will be using Interfolio's ByCommittee system, so you will need to wait for the JIL ad to appear, then apply through the Interfolio link). For our part, we will attempt to keep you updated on the search's progress via this space (I will post updates on the British Open 2014 page). Though it can be difficult to predict a search timeline, we hope to conduct Skype interviews during May, with campus interviews to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here or to email me at dcolson@emporia.edu.
  • 4/25: Interfolio link posted: https://apply.interfolio.com/24934

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

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

University of Texas at Brownsville - TT Asst. Professor (18th-19th c. British Lit.)Edit

Position Number: FY 14-67

Reports to: Chairperson of the English Department

Scope: Specialist in 18th- and 19th- Century British Literature, preferably with knowledge of comparative and/or young adult literature. This is a full-time tenure track position. This is a security-sensitive position subject to Texas Education Code 51.215 which allows the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Skills/Abilities: Experience and training teaching composition, and ability or experience with diverse student populations.

Education: Ph.D. preferred. Candidates close to degree completion, A.B.D. will be considered and are encouraged to apply; however, appointment to Assistant Professor is contingent upon completion of the degree by Fall 2014.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent upon funding.

Application Procedure: Download and complete a faculty application at http://www.utb.edu/ba/hr/employment. Submit curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for five references. Submit application materials to: Office of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Brownsville, 451 East Alton Gloor - Brownsville, Texas 78526. (956) 882-8205 Fax (956) 882-7476

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled [posted March 6]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • 4/9/2014 Received email: "this position will not be filled and is now closed."

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2014

York College, CUNY - Assistant/Associate Professor - British Literature (pre-1900s) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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

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

Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning mid-August 2014. Ph.D. preferred, ABD required. Any area of specialization will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach 16th-18th-century British literature. Secondary specializations of interest include technical writing, film studies, TESOL, and world literatures. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to general education instruction, including composition. Arkansas Tech is a mid-sized liberal arts university emphasizing teaching (4/4 load) and undergraduate education. Graduate programs include M.A. in English, M.A. in TESOL, Master of Liberal Arts, and M.Ed. in English Education. Closing date is November 11, 2013. Send letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Susan Poznar, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English and World Languages, Witherspoon 142, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR 72801. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. AA/EOE

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 11, 2013

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 8, 2013

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype 1/24 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/19

Campus interview scheduled: 2/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/11

Offer accepted: 3/12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2014 and British Open 2014

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

California State University, Los Angeles - TT Assistant Professor of c18th British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

English, 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/22492

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in 18th-century British literature. Ph.D. in English with a concentration in British Literature of the Long 18th-century. Candidates must have Ph.D. conferred by position start date in Fall 2014. Candidates should provide evidence of scholarly activity as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching in a wide range of courses in the Long 18th Century as well as in composition and general education in a multi-ethnic, multicultural urban environment. Please submit a letter of application, vita, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and the University's Application for Academic Employment (http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/forms/appl_emp.xls) to James Garrett, Chair, Department of English, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8110 by November 4, 2013. EO/Title IX/ADA Employer

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 4, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/12, 11/15

Request for Additional Materials: 11/20 (x2)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone 11/20 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/2014

Offer accepted: 3/3

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Note: The link above to the "University's Application for Academic Employment" form does NOT work. I found this PDF, however, after searching for a while: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf.
  • Thanks very much for posting the pdf! I assume an unsigned one uploaded is sufficient? I am uploading mine to interfolio and also sending via snail mail signed - is this acceptable or should I do something different do you think?
  • I just applied through the interfolio link and it seems to suggest that it is mailing it (snail mail) to the university in general, not to any particular department?? Going to cancel it and mail it through my own delivery so that I know it's going to the right place.
  • I also got caught thinking it was an electronic delivery. I chose to snail mail it through Interfolio and the confirmation delivery address they emailed me (below) indicates that it is going to the English department:       
Assistant Professor of 18th-century British Literature,
California State University: California State University
English Department
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA90032-8110.
  • Is anyone planning on messaging the department mentioning the mix up (about electronic vs. snailmail)? My application certainly won't be there by the due date now.
  • I'm in the same situation as above, caught off guard a few days ago by the realization that the "apply through interfolio" link did not involve an electronic submission, without enough time for the materials to arrive by deadline (not sure how one could anticipate the snailmail until getting to the final step). I sent it by mail, but I also just went ahead and emailed the department chair directly (using interfolio) attaching all my materials.
  • November 4th is the postmark deadline, so as long as you sent everything by November 4th, all should be fine.

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

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: " Phone interview scheduled 11/27 (x4)"
  • From British Open: "Campus interview scheduled: 12/28"
  • From British Open: "Offer accepted: 2/21"

Harvard University - 18th c. Lit. - TT Asst. Prof. - OFFER MADEEdit

English: The Harvard University Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the literature of the eighteenth century. While the emphasis is on early fiction and the novel, including precursors of eighteenth-century fiction and broad acquaintance with English fiction through the early nineteenth century, the application will be strengthened if the candidate can demonstrate knowledge and teaching ability in several genres of the long eighteenth century covering the Restoration, English Enlightenment, and transition to Romanticism. Both breadth and expertise are desired. The appointment is expected to be effective July 1, 2014, and at the rank of assistant professor. A doctorate or terminal degree is required by the time the appointment begins. The successful applicant will have a strong doctoral record and should show promise of excellence in scholarship, along with a strong commitment to teaching in a variety of areas. Those in serious consideration for the position will be expected to submit in late November or early December the entire dissertation or as much of it as is completed (or, alternatively, a book-length publication). The position requires teaching four courses during the regular academic year.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, 1-2 page abstract of dissertation, the names and contact information of 3-5 recommenders, and article-length writing sample (25-30 pages) no later than 14 October, 2013. At least three letters of recommendation are required, and the application will be complete only when all three letters have been submitted. Apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. Late applications will not be considered. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 14 / 13

Request for Additional Materials: 

  • 11/15 request for dissertation.
  • 11/08 request for letters x2  <--- Way to go!
  • I don't understand. Weren't letters already uploaded at the application stage?
  • Perhaps it has something to do with interfolio delivery failures. When I realized that my letter delivery had failed, I wrote the search administrator, who said to have the letters delivered to the email address listed in the ad (MLA JIL)

No- they requested my whole dissertation

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/17 (no MLA interview, said all scheduled)

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

  • [MLA interviews scheduled, according to rejection noted above (12/17]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes [posted 2/24]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • - "Those in serious consideration for the position will be expected to submit" - does Harvard really need to be so Harvard in its job ad?  It's Harvard, we get it, there are lots not "seriously" considered!

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - TT Asst. Professor, British Lit. of the Long 18th c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August, 2014. We seek a specialist in British literature of the long eighteenth century to teach in the undergraduate major and the Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism (M.A. and Ph.D.).

The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of the field and will be able to contribute to the graduate program through the teaching of theory, criticism, and pedagogy. Applicants must also be prepared to teach undergraduate writing and introductory literature courses, to advise majors, and to participate in departmental governance.

The regular doctoral program in Literature and Criticism is augmented by an intensive summers-only program which enrolls current college teachers; the program takes pride in the integration of theory, applied pedagogy, and supportive mentoring. To qualify for graduate teaching, candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, including relevant publication and professional activity.

Position Qualifications: Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of employment. In addition to expertise and scholarship in the specified field, all candidates must have documented training and experience in teaching literature and experience in teaching composition, proven excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to service. Additional expertise in such areas as Renaissance, Romanticism, digital humanities, transatlantic studies, the novel, or across genres is also desirable. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview process, which may include both a scholarly talk and a teaching demonstration.

Special Instructions to Applicants: For fullest consideration, completed applications should reach us by November 15, 2013. We anticipate screening candidates at MLA and by telephone and will be inviting candidates for campus visits in the spring. Application materials that can be uploaded to the website include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring), three current letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample of not more than twenty pages, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.

LINK: https://iup.peopleadmin.com/postings/514

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 8, 2013

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16, via email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 02/28

Offer accepted: 03/05

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Does anyone know if the committee is bringing more than one candidate to campus for an interview?

Miami University (Ohio) - Asst. Professor, Environmental Lit. (spec. includes 18th c.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • Job ad posted at: www.miamiujobs.com
  • See full post at Environmental 2014
  • From Environmental page: "MLA interview scheduled 12/12"
  • From Environmental page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/16; Notified as fourth candidate with possible campus visit 1/19.  Top three have all been contacted."

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

New York University - TT Asst. Professor - 18th c. British Lit. - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Eighteenth-Century British Literature, effective September 1, 2014, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We invite applicants working in any area of Eighteenth-Century British Literature (1660-1800), irrespective of critical approach, with research and teaching interests that would complement and enhance the department’s strength in British literature overall. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2014.

Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged. The official review will begin on October 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted up to October 13, 2013.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Oct. 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 9/29/2014, SERIOUSLY; 10/20/2014 -- 1 year response time, not bad. I was totally thinking I was still in the running, in spite of the fact that the MLA interviews happened, oh, 10 months ago.

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype, Nov 4 for Nov 8 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Nov 8

  • To above poster: Congrats! Do you know if this means that the NYU SC is not doing MLA? And is this a campus visit and job talk, or a formal interview post-Skype? Thanks!
  • - Not the above poster, but I can confirm that they already did first-round interviews (instead of MLA) and are planning on bringing three candidates to campus over the next several weeks. 

This is confusing. Is this for the Enlightenment position with the Oct 4 app. deadline or the 18th century British position? Because this seems amazingly quick for interviews and campus visits.

  • - Not for the Enlightenment position, for the English one, as the posting indicates. And yes, it is fast. 
  • -The Enlightenment one has also already had phone interviews. ---> see Comparative 2014

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • 12/2 - declined offer
  • - Any insight into why? Am always interested in hearing from people who have made it this far. Thanks.
  • Somebody's clearly just jerking our chain; see the Toronto posting (same guy: weak, uncertain sense of humor). Just go ahead and clean that up.
  • [NOTE: per request, changed header to "campus visit scheduled" until notice of offer (made or declined) is confirmed by other users (12/20)]
  • Offer has in fact been made, neither accepted nor declined.  [posted Jan. 4]]

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES AND QUERIES:

For those of you interested in knowing who is on the search committee:

http://english.as.nyu.edu/page/leaves.committees

New York University - TT Asst. Professor, Enlightenment and 18th c. Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Quincy University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, English Generalist (fields incl. 18th c.)Edit

Reed College (OR) - TT Appt. in Poetry and Humanities (fields incl. 18th c. Poetry) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

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

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

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - TT Assistant Professor, English (18c and Romantic British Lit.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution committed to making excellence inclusive. Located on its own island, we are surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of our regional students, and our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals. TAMUCC is committed to becoming an emerging research institution with unparalleled commitment to student success, closing gaps in achievement, and creating robust campus experiences.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, of American Literature English with a concentration in 18th-Century and Romantic British Literature and Culture.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching blended or online courses are preferred. Secondary areas in poetry, digital humanities, and/or creative writing are a plus.

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

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

A completed application file will include:

1. A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching and research philosophy,

2. A curriculum vitae,

3. A copy of academic transcripts,

4. A list of three references including name, title, phone number, and email address. (Finalists may be required to submit three letters of recommendation.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until November 22, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/9, email (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype, 1/5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/13

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2014
  • "A tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature with a concentration in 18th-Century and Romantic British Literature and Culture."  *Whistles* That's a tough bill to fill.
  • NOTE: The original ad language must have been an error, as the ad now reads: "Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, English with a concentration in 18th-Century and Romantic British Literature and Culture." They are also searching for a 20th c. Americanist, so perhaps there was some confusion in the copy?
  • I can confirm that this is a British literature search.
  • A note from the search committee:
We apologize for our mistake in posting conflicting deadlines for this position.
We will continue accepting applications for the 18th-century/Romantic British (yes, British!) literature position through December 2 (the deadline posted on the MLA list).
Since the job application system for this position was prematurely closed, application materials can be sent via email to the Department Chair, Dr. Glenn Blalock, at <Glenn.Blalock@tamucc.edu>, who will forward them to the rest of the committee.
Apologies, again, for the errors. Best wishes to all on their job searches.
  • Q: Does anyone know whether they are planning to interview at MLA?
  • No direct knowledge, but suspect they will do Skype interviews, as that is the preliminary interview format they've used so far in all of the other searches that they are running this year (see, for example Early American 2014 and 20-21 c. American 2014 (12/22).
  • Thanks! Looks like a very busy year for them!

UCLA - TT Adv. Asst. Prof. 18th-19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for the position of a tenure-track advanced assistant professor in 18th and 19th-Century British literature and culture. We especially encourage applications from those with a strong record of research and teaching, and with secondary strengths in one or more of the following: women’s writing, material culture, history of science, drama and global perspectives.

Using UCLA Academic Recruit, candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20-page writing sample, and dossier including three letters of recommendation to Ali Behdad, Chair, Department of English. Application dossiers are due by November 1, 2013; interviews will be held at the MLA Convention in Chicago in January 2014. The position is subject to final administrative approval. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Internal Number: 0565-1415-01

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/29

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 email x4

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes [posted 2/24]

NOTES:

4 candidates will be brought to campus.

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2014

University of Calgary - TT Asst. Professor, English and Digital Humanities (pref. for 18-19th c. British Lit.) - MLA INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

University of California, Davis - TT Asst. Professor, 18th c. Brit Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in British literature of the long 18th century. Applicants should have evidence of distinction in research and teaching in the field of 18th-century British literature, a clear commitment to undergraduate education, and the promise of excellent teaching at the graduate level. An interest in trans-Atlantic 18th-century literature is desired but not required. Evidence of excellence in scholarship required. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their field, as well as survey courses in the major and introductory courses in English literature. A Ph.D. in English literature should be completed or near completion by time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and letters of recommendation through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu

For full consideration applications should be received by 30 October 2013. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received: 10/23

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/11, via email x3

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/16, via email

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes [posted 2/24]

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

University of California Santa Barbara - TT Asst. Prof, 18th C. British Literary Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

We invite applications from candidates who specialize in some aspect of British literary studies within the long 18th century (1660-1800).The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses in literature and contribute to the department's collaborative research and teaching centers and initiatives, especially the Early Modern Center and its associated undergraduate specialization. Please visit the University of California Santa Barbara English website for further information on our department's ongoing initiatives. Position effective from July 1, 2014. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment.

Instructions: To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by October 18, 2013. Please submit your letter of application, CV, writing sample (25pp or less), and 3 letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00189.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/10

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, skype ...): 12/10, MLA

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Yes [posted 2/24]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of California, San Diego - Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-Century British Literature -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates specializing in British literature of the long eighteenth century whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We welcome applications at every level of the assistant professor rank.

We seek candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarly contribution and professional activity; who will actively participate in our department's multilingual, transnational projects; whose methodological interests could include cultural studies, materialist approaches (corporeal and economic), and multilingual examinations. Ability to teach courses on periods from the Restoration to the Romantic era at levels ranging from broad undergraduate surveys to more specialized upper-division courses to graduate seminars is desirable. Special interests, such as transatlantic British literary studies, transnational literary projects, and the culture of empire are especially welcome. Demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment is preferred.

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

To Apply: Submit all application documentation using UCSD’s online Recruit web page https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00407.

Required documents include: 1. a cover letter (include job ad code “154” and the acronym showing where you found the ad) at the top of your cover letter, 2. current CV, 3. at least 3 letters of recommendation; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references), 4. a writing sample of 20-30 pages. Upload in .pdf format. Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page, 5. a personal diversity and leadership statement (see below). Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information).

HERC

Deadline: open until Nov 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/31/13, 11/4/13

- ~150 applications received

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: email 3/11/14 (no interview)

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

Campus interview scheduled: - 4 Campus Interviews Scheduled [posted 1/21]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs - TT Position, British Literature of the Long 18th C. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a Specialist in British Literature from the Restoration to 1800. Expertise in critical theory desired. Transatlantic or transnational/global approaches and/or rhetorical history/criticism of the period welcome. Teaching experience and a promising research agenda required. Ph. D. in hand by July 2014. Teach undergraduate courses each semester in these areas: breadth courses in Restoration and 18th-Century Literature; senior seminars in area of specialization; our team-taught introduction to English Studies; introduction to literature; other interests. Ability to teach critical theory and/or global/transnational courses appreciated. 2/3 teaching load. Preliminary interview of select candidates conducted at MLA meeting in 2014. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 4 November 2013.

To apply, please upload an application letter, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, names and email contacts for three references, and a writing sample (30 pp. maximum) to http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/71052. The letter of application should address, along with other aspects of the position, 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. Recommendation letters are required; it will be important for us to receive them promptly upon request. For this reason we advise all applicants to make preliminary arrangements. You 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. UCCS is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. UCCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fosters equity in employment by promoting diversity and assuring inclusiveness. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at (719) 255-3372. Please see http://www.uccs.edu for more information about our department and campus.

Preliminary interview of select candidates conducted at MLA meeting in 2014. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 4 November 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 11/18; 11/ 27 (email) x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, skype ...):  MLA x 3 [posted 12/11]

Campus interview scheduled:  1/18

Offer made: 2/13

Offer accepted: 2/21

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • To the above poster (11/18): I'm sorry to hear about the letter. Was this received by e-mail or post? All best.
  • Does anyone know if the committee is bringing more than one candidate to campus for an interview?
  • It isn't me, so I can't verify first-hand, but I do know from other candidates that more than one campus visit has been scheduled.

University of Haifa, Israel - Open Rank Professor of English Lit. (pref. 18th c. Lit.) - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • NOTE from Generalist page: "Just received a very kind message from the committee chair, stating that due to the university's financial situation there is only "the slimmest chance" a hire will move forward this year. (12/9)"
  • I think they may have sent a letter to everyone inviting them to drop by for a colloquium sometime. Classy.

University of Tennessee - TT Asst. Prof. - Restoration/Eighteenth Century - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Tennessee is seeking an Assistant Professor of Restoration/18th-century studies with a research emphasis on fiction. Other desirable areas of specialization may include digital humanities, transatlanticism, race, gender, and sexuality. We are a “Doctoral/Research Extensive” institution, with a departmental endowment that supports research. The department offers the BA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Professors teach a 2/2 load, distributed across undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and a CV by October 15. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand or expected by July 1, 2014.

Application Instructions: Applications should be submitted via Interfolio.

Interfolio link: http://apply.interfolio.com/22157

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 17/13, Oct. 30/13 x 2

Request for Additional Materials: Oct. 31/13 x6

Rejection Letter: Nov. 1/13 x3; 11/25 rejection email for MLA interview; 12/2 rejection email for MLA interview x2; 01/16 rejection e-mail after MLA interview

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, skype ...): MLA 11/25 x 3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

11/27/13: This is a general question--basically I'm wondering where all my rejection letters are. To the above: were you all informed via e-mail? Has anyone else not heard back at all (after submitting additional materials)? 

12/2/13: I was not asked for additional materials but also have not been rejected officially (yet!).

10/31/2013: To the person who received a request for additional materials today. Was this the automated form that asked for your Equity and Diversity statement? Or was it something else? Thanks!

  • Received a request for additional materials (writing sample, etc.) separate from the automated diversity form.

9/27/13 Job not appearing in Interfolio?

  • Try the link above: it works! (9/27)

University of Toronto - TT Asst. Prof. - Eighteenth-Century Literature (1660-1800) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Eighteenth-Century Literature. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014.

Research and teaching interests in all areas of the field will be considered but we are especially interested in candidates who specialize in Restoration and early Eighteenth-Century literature, including such topics as literature in the context of Britain's first global empire, writing by women, and emerging trends in poetry, drama, and satire. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a related field by July 1, 2014 or soon thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and research.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact careers.english@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

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

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to careers.english@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 31, 2013.

For more information about the Department of English, please visit http://www.english.utoronto.ca.

InsideHigherEd

Link to Apply

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Email 4/14

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, skype ...): Nov 21, skype

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [campus interviews noted in header on Feb. 10]

Offer made:

  • 12/8 <--see question below.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • To the above interviewee: Congrats! Are you an American or Canadian scholar? -- Thank you! I am neither American nor Canadian.
  • Am I reading this right? Skype interviews were scheduled on the 21st of November or thereabouts, and an offer was made barely 2 weeks later? Really? <-- I think this might be a error and OP meant another job above .... hopefully s/he will clarify. [12/9]<---This is just a guess, but the same user posted an offer from NYU (12/2) and UfT (12/8). It is likely that they leveraged the NYU offer to get a quicker response from UfT. That's just some amateur detective work on my end. Congrats to this individual nonetheless!
  • My sources at U of T say as of 12/9 no offer has been made, fwiw. 

University of Wyoming - TT Asst. Professor, 18th c. British Lit. and and the Transatlantic Enlightenment -- POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor in English: Eighteenth-Century British Literature: Transatlantic Enlightenment Tenure track position in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and the Transatlantic Enlightenment. Position starts August 2014.

Required: Ph.D. in English, focused on eighteenth-century British literature, with substantial training in the broad Enlightenment; a record or clear promise of research publication in the field; a record of strong teaching. Preferred: relevant secondary field (Ecocriticism and Digital Humanities of particular interest).

Full time position, with competitive salary. Carries responsibility for teaching on campus, in University Honors, and at times by distance modalities. 3/2 teaching load, with pre-tenure reduction to 2/2, and post-tenure reduction possible for exceptional research productivity. Information about English at the University of Wyoming can be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/english/

The University of Wyoming is an EO/AA employer. The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations. The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required: Application Deadline: November 1, 2013. To apply, all applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcript, and three letters of recommendation (to be submitted independently by referees, sent from your university's academic placement center, or via Interfolio).

Applications should be addressed to:

Eighteenth-Century British Literature Search: #1840
Dr. Caskey Russell, Co-Chair Search Committee
Department of English, 3353
University of Wyoming
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Or e-mail applications to: Englishdept@uwyo.edu

Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Qualified applicants who will not be at the convention will be invited to interview during that period via SKYPE.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 28/13, Oct. 30/13, Oct. 31/13

Request for Additional Materials:  11/12/13, writing sample, (x4)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard from Wyoming since MLA?

  • "Has anyone heard from Wyoming since MLA?"-->I never had an interview with them at any stage, but I received a rejection by e-mail on 3/14/14 that said: "The position has now been filled with close reference to our needs as defined."

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

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • Rejection letter (email): 11/21 (x2)
  • From British Open page: "12/11, MLA (x2)"
  • From British Open: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/21"
  • From British Open: "Offer accepted: 2/18"

Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Asst Professor of English, Narrative (incl. 18th c. Novel) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22144

Tenure-track position beginning fall 2014. Assistant Professor of narrative. Must have strong teaching interest in c18 novel and in creating an upper-level film course, any topic. Possible specialties in film adaptation, book history, the digital humanities, narrative theory, and other fields welcome. All department members teach lower-level courses and an annual section of the first-year writing seminar, topic determined by the instructor. Opportunities for participation in interdisciplinary endeavors, including our new Film minor.

Washington and Lee University, a highly ranked national liberal arts college, is located in the Shenandoah Valley. Applicants should submit a letter of application and CV online at the link above by November 1, 2013. We will request writing samples and dossiers from semi-finalists and interview finalists at MLA in Chicago. Washington and Lee, an EEO Employer, encourages women and minorities to apply.

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 28/13, Oct. 30/13

Request for Additional Materials: 11/21 x4 (email stipulated 30 semifinalists and 12 MLA interviewees)

Rejection Letter: 11/21 email via interfolio (x6), 12/16 email (x2)

- including me - an 18th Brit Lit and film adaptation person who has published in both fields! Depressing job season.
-Well, this is probably a weird place to do this, but if you work on film adaptation and 18th c lit, you might be interested in this call for submissions , which is looking for short pieces on the 18th c and pop culture. 
- Thanks!

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, skype ...): MLA, 12/16 x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/15, via email

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

West Virginia Wesleyan College - TT Asst. Professor, pre-20th c. British Lit. (fields incl. Enlightenment) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Yale University - Professor of Eighteenth-Century British Literature - OFFER MADEEdit

Yale University's Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenured professorship to begin July 1, 2014. We are searching broadly for an outstanding scholar, critic, and teacher of eighteenth-century British literature who, in addition to his or her teaching in the English Department, will contribute to Yale's broader profile in eighteenth-century studies. Please submit a letter of application and a full curriculum vitae to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2675, directed to Professor Michael Warner. Review of materials will begin July 1, 2013. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 5/10/13

Deadline: July 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 1 (06/27)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Yes [posted 2/24]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term Appointments Edit

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

ABD (early):

ABD (will finish this academic year): 4

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, post-doc, Lecturer): (VAP) 3, (post-doc), (lecturer) 1, (sessional): 2

Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment): 2 (just defended)

Assistant Professor:

Associate Professor: 1

Full Professor:

Lurker:

Total: 12

DISCUSSION Edit

Would someone maybe move the post-MLA-deadline jobs to the top? It would be easier to see that way and I'm guessing that by now most people who are coming back here are looking to see if there are any late breaking jobs, since most of the jobs have scheduled campus visits. I would do it myself but am intimidated by making large structural changes.  

  • Section moved, per request [2/15]

Sorry guys. I wasn't sure how to edit this onto the page, but there's a job at Calgary looking for a 'digital humanist' with an 18th or 19th century specialization. Application due Nov. 15th. If anyone wants to add it to the page, I'm sure others in here will appreciate it. I don't have the PDF for the ad, but it seems to have made it onto the digital humanities page, so you can copy the ad from there. Obviously, I'm not a digital humanist otherwise I'd know how to do it myself. 

  • Thanks for mentioning this. Link to position has been added above. (11/3/13)

Nov 10, 2013: Is there a reason that the RSS updates are not showing up on the actual page itself? I'm still about 2-3 days behind. I can see changes made on recent updates, but when I search the regular Restoration 18th C wiki, it's largely not updated to match. Glitch of some sort?

  • Usually, there is a bit of a lag with the RSS updates available at the top of the page (probably a slight glitch with Wikia, yes). If you use a third-party RSS reader to receive the page feed, however, there shouldn't be much of a lag. For what it's worth, the feed at the top of the page seems to be fully updated right now [11/11/13].

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