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Romantic, Victorian/19th-Century Jobs Edit

(please add jobs alphabetically and note Romantic, Victorian, or 19th-Century, if specified in the ad)


Adrian College (MI)Edit

The Department of English at Adrian College invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in British literature, to begin August 2011. Literature Ph.D. in hand required. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in British Literature from the late-seventeenth century to the present. Additional responsibilities will include a 200-level British Masterpieces class for non-majors, WAC courses, and three sections of First-Year Writing per year. Additional areas of expertise are a plus. Our department values teaching writing as a process, a student-centered approach, and experiential learning. Please visit our web site and familiarize yourself with our institution. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until December 1, 2010. Submission materials should be submitted to englishsearch@adrian.edu.

LINK

Deadline: December 1

Acknowledgment received: 12/6 (email) 12/7 x2(email)

Request for Additional Materials: shortlisted email: 12/16

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Generalist 2011, British Open 2011 & Modern British 2011
  • Do they not specify what they want applicants to send?
  • Not yet . . . maybe they will post an ad somewhere to clarify? In the meantime, I see 2 options: a) email to ask or b) send a letter & cv and let them ask if they want more materials.
  • The info is up on their site now: letter and c.v. with contact info for 3 references. Thanks to whoever emailed them about the missing info.
  • When listings say "Ph.D. in hand required," do they mean at the time of application, or at the time of hiring? Thanks.

Baylor University (TX)Edit

Link

"The Department of English seeks a dynamic scholar to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Victorian Literature. Primary expertise may be in fiction, non-fiction prose, or poetry, but the successful candidate should be conversant in more than one genre."

Deadline: November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 11/1 (included attached form mentioned below)

Request for Additional Materials: 12/4 (request for rec. letters) x2

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/6, 12/8, 12/9

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • "Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world's largest Baptist University. Baylor's mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university all while retaining and remaining grounded in our strong Christian mission as described in Baylor 2012."
  • I just want to let everyone know that this job was posted last year. When I applied I got a letter from the department saying that my application would be considered once I filled out an attached form. I threw the form out, but I remember the first question being something like: "Describe your interests and activities outside of your teaching and research." Another question asked the applicant to "Describe their church affiliation," and another asked something like: "Describe your history with this church and current activities and involvement in this church."
  • Yikes! Beware!
  • Re: the first poster's comment: We did not advertise or hire in Romanticism/Victorian last year. We advertised and successfully hired in Early American, Modern American, and Professional Writing--all tenure-track lines. We also hired a lecturer. Two years ago, we hired in Romanticism. We are serious about our Judeo-Christian mission as our ad states and serious applicants should be able to speak about their Jewish or Christian faith, starting with that "attached form."
  • Excuse me...I misremembered. It was the year before that I applied. I would just add that it is well within Baylor's rights to ask about applicants' religious affiliation, but it is not within their rights to ask if they are gay, married, have children, etc. Take a look at the form, and you tell me whether the question "describe your interests and activities outside of your teaching and research" isn't a veiled request to state your relationship status, sexual orientation, etc.
  • No, it's not. And the questions you cite that come after that one suggest that the first question is, if anything, connected to those later questions about church involvement.
  • To those with MLA interviews: Are you A.B.D. or with Ph.D. in hand? Also, did you receive a formal letter, an email or a telephone call? Thank you for the information and CONGRATULATIONS! (x2 :-) I'm really curious about what this committee is looking for. Thanks!)
  • I have an MLA interview, and here's the situation: I'm ABD, but have advertised myself as finishing the diss. in the next few months and defending it in the Spring. I received an email from the hiring committee chair, first asking for my rec. letters; then, less than a week later (i.e. about as soon as she got them), she sent me another email asking for an interview. So it went.
  • Ditto but I have a PhD.
  • Thank you for your answers, and best of luck at MLA!

  • Has anyone heard anything regarding campus visits? Just curious...

Black Hills State University (SD)Edit

Black Hills State University invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position in later British literature, beginning August 2011. 4/4 teaching load. Teaching includes two sections of composition per semester, second half of British literature survey course (Romantics through contemporary), and occasional seminars in the candidate's field of expertise (specialty open).

Ph.D. in English or related field required. College teaching experience required, and scholarly activity expected. Interest in teaching on-line courses a plus.

Applications must be made online at http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. To apply complete the online application and attach a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references. Letter of reference/recommendation are not accepted. Review of applications begins January 15, 2011, and continues until the position is filled.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications begins January 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Carthage College (WI)Edit

Faculty Appointment--18th, 19th, and 20th Century British Literature.

Carthage College invites applications for a 3-year renewable contract position in British Literature from 1700 to the present at the Assistant Professor level. Teaching of British literature includes survey courses, upper-level courses in authors and periods, and special topics courses. In addition to courses taught in the Department, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach innovative courses to a general audience during our January term. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the Western Heritage program focusing on core texts. Possibility exists for a joint appointment to the College's Great Ideas Program. Representatives of the department will be interviewing candidates at the MLA Convention in January.

LINK

Deadline: For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 11/15 (email); 12/2 (snail mail); 12/14 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/22

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Claremont Graduate University (CA)Edit

"advanced associate or full professor . . . British eighteenth century, romantic, or nineteenth century literature, plus a willingness to teach and direct graduate study in other areas of British literature, 1700-1900, and in literary theory."

LINK

Deadline: November 26, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:12/15

Campus interview scheduled: ( Does anyone know what happened here?; 2/6/11) week of 2/14

Offer made: 2/24

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Coker College (SC)Edit

Coker College is currently seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in British Literature. This person will report directly to the Department Chair of Communication, Language, and Literature. Responsibilities include teaching courses in Augustan, Romantic, and Victorian literature. The 4/4 teaching load will include composition and sophomore survey courses. This position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate field. Experience in English Education, Children's Literature, or Adolescent Literature is a plus. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching in day and evening programs, professional development, and a willingness to engage in faculty duties outside the classroom.

LINK

  • NOTE: The position will be available January 2011.

Deadline: Open Until Filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA/phone interview scheduled: phone: 11/24x2

Campus interview scheduled: 12/17

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Colgate UniversityEdit

Tenure-track position, beginning fall term 2011, in nineteenth century British poetry. Completion of the Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire is expected. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes introductory literature courses in British literature and advanced courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialization.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: (email) 11/16 x 4, 11/19

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 (email) x 2

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted: (position filled in early March)


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Columbia UniversityEdit

Link to University Job Site

Assistant Professor in the literature of the long 18th century

"A focus on romantic, restoration or eighteenth-century poetry of particular interest, but innovative and wide-ranging work on any genre or topic welcome."

Deadline: 11-15-2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 (according to Restoration/18th-Century 2011 page).

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

  • Have it second-hand that an offer has been made.

Offer accepted: 3/2011

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cornell University (2 positions)Edit

From MLA JIL

Assistant Professor of 18th or 19th-century literature.

"The Cornell University department of English invites applications and nominations for two full-time, tenure-track, beginning assistant professorships to begin July 1, 2011, with a focus on 18th or 19th-century literature in English, including British, American, colonial, transatlantic, ethnic, or legal studies. . Ph.D. or Ph.D./J.D. is required. Please send a letter of application, c.v., and a two-page dissertation abstract to Appointments Committee, Department of English, 256 Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201."

Deadline: October 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: October 5 x7

Request for Additional Materials: Nov. 2 x 17 (email)

Rejection Letter: Dec. 23 (email)

MLA interview scheduled: Dec 21 (Victorianist) x3, x1 (Romanticist)

Campus interview scheduled: Job talk 1 of 3 scheduled for 1/26

Offer made: from NOTES below: "2 offers have been made, both junior."

Offer accepted: 2/28, 3/16.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Early American 2011 & Restoration/18th-Century 2011

Anyone know anything about the status of the search? On the Early American page there is speculation that the American half of the search has collapsed, so with the delay in scheduling MLA interviews I was wondering if the search is going forward. (12/17)

  • Does anybody know what's going on with this position? Any rejections and/or interviews? Like many here, I was asked to send additional material in November, but haven't heard anything since.
  • 12/20: Heard second-hand that an MLA interview has been scheduled with someone working in 18th c. British. Not sure when interview was scheduled exactly; would be great if someone out there could confirm.
  • From Restoration/18th-Century 2011 (12/20): "Committee timetable was to meet on 12/20 and finalize the candidates."
  • For those of you who got interviews, I'm curious whether they really are serious about the "beginning assistant professor" part of the job description - in other words, are they interviewing anyone who already has a T-T job?
  • Any updates on this job? Are they still planning to make 2 offers? Any idea if they will be at the beg. or advanced level?
  • 2 offers have been made, both junior. [one Romanticist, one Victorianist]

Dartmouth CollegeEdit

From MLA JIL

Assistant Professor of English [12870] The Department of English at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor specializing in British literature of the long eighteenth century (1688-1832). An ability to teach courses across the entirety of this period, and in all its major genres, is expected. Expertise in Trans-Atlantic literary and cultural studies, or in the processes of internal colonization, would be welcome. Applications will be received until November 1, 2010. Please submit a letter of interest and a CV electronically to: English.department@dartmouth.edu Writing samples and letters of reference will be requested at a later stage. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the MLA convention.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/16

Rejection Letter: 11/27

MLA interview scheduled: from Restoration/18th-Century 2011: "MLA interview scheduled: 12/16 (email x4)"

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Surely someone has had a visit scheduled by now... ?

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

any heard anything on this one yet? A: interviews scheduled; see above.

Edgewood College (WI)Edit

Position Announcement (College HR)

"tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2011. Preference will be given to generalists with a primary strength in American Literature to 1900 and secondary strengths in 19th- century British Literature (composition and rhetoric a plus)."

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/12 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: According to Early American 2011: "MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (phone) x7"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Generalist 2011 & Early American 2011
  • I reviewed this ad on the MLA job list and it posted the job status as having already scheduled MLA interviews. Can anyone confirm this?
  • Note: The 11/5 MLA JIL has changed the job status to "Other" (whatever that means . . .?)

Gordon College (MA)Edit

"tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship with teaching and scholarly expertise in 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature. A secondary interest in comparative literature is desirable."

LINK

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received: 10/26

Request for additional materials: 11/18 (x3)

Rejection (no interview): 12/13. They claim they're looking for someone to fill a very specific niche.

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Two-page statement of Christian commitment required
  • I don't believe they hire Catholics, FYI.
  • Cross-posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2011
  • I believe this job has been advertised under various names the past three years.
  • Has anyone heard back after the request for more materials?
  • Ooops. Thought I answered the message immediately above, but I guess it didn't post. I haven't heard anything either way since sending in the survey, unfortunately.

Hillsdale College (MI) - 2 positionsEdit

From MLA JIL (10/13):

Hillsdale College, an independent, four-year institution with a traditional liberal arts mission, seeks applications for two entry-level tenure-track positions beginning August 2011. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester as follows: a. two courses in a “Freshmen Rhetoric and the Great Books” sequence; b. a survey course in English or American literature or an upper-level course in English or American literature. Generalists in British and American literature are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to those prepared to teach Restoration to Romantic literature (1660-1830), Victorian to Modern British literature (1830 to the present), or Colonial and Federalist American literature (1607-1820). Other desirable attributes include a solid blend of teaching, research, and service preparation, and a strong commitment to a traditional liberal arts mission. Send a letter of application that presents (a) evidence of strong undergraduate teaching skills (b) a discussion of the philosophy behind such teaching and (c) a detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp ) that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of its commitments. The application must also include a curriculum vitae, three up-to-date letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of the completed application. All materials must be received by December 1, 2010. Interviews will be conducted at the Los Angeles MLA Convention January 6-9, 2011. Send materials to Dr. Michael M. Jordan, Chair, Department of English, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242. (517) 437-7341.

Acknowledgment received: 11/30 email

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/28

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: I heard today (12/21) that they're skipping the MLA, and going directly to campus visits

Campus interview scheduled: 12/21 (invitation by phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-Posted at Generalist 2011, Restoration/18th-Century 2011, Early American 2011 & Modern British 2011

What does anyone know about the political enviroment of Hillsdale? I'm attracted to the tradional liberal arts curriculum but I"m a little worried by the moment in their mission statment in which they declare that they refuse to "succumb[] to the dehumanizing, discriminatory trend of so called "social justice" and "multicultural diversity." I'm also a little worried by the fact that they refuse to be supported by taxes. Is the institution really conservative? Does anyone know?

This article by John J. Miller from the National Review, though dated now, might provide some insight about the political climate at Hillsdale.


The article posted above is woefully out of date.... 1999?.... not very helpful. They have had a new president and excellent academic success in the last decade.

That may be, but their politics are pretty right-leaning. They refused tax support for students in order to get around a lawsuit regarding their admissions policies and to adhere to their firm rejection of what they still call in their mission statement (as another person notes above) the "dehumanizing" language of "so-called 'social justice' " (does no-one there know that that is redundant? Quotation marks as used there MEAN "so-called," so they are saying, essentially, "so-called so-called social justice," which, actually, is more apt, since they are "so-calling" it with a pejorative connotation that most human beings in the world would not). Their misssion statement says it all, and one hardly even has to read between the lines to hear loud and clear their exlcusivist and highly questionable politics. They are also oh-so-quick to extoll their record on anti-slavery in the past--another case of thinly veiled present problems (the lady doth protest too much; has no-one at Hillsdale heard that one, either?). In short: yikes.

I know. Can't we all agree that it's scary as H-E-double-hockey-sticks to find a college that talks right-wing rather than talking left-wing? In my carefully-balanced judgment, they deserve to be persecuted for having different views than the rest of us.

Just to respond, I don't believe I encouraged persecuting Hillsdale for having different views than the left-leaning views that are (perhaps) more typical of academia. But is it just another way of thinking to dismiss "social justice"? There are "different views" and then there are ethically distrurbing ones; the rejection of the concept of "social justice" as somehow divisive and insulting to the individual seems ethically disturbing. To me anyway. Didn't mean to sound persecutory. But really!.... Anyway, just venting. Not really relevant to the MLA job market conversations. I simply chose not to apply here. But to those who did, good luck on landing a job.

L chiming in: I guarantee you that what they are criticizing is not social justice in the abstract but "social justice" as it is practiced by government, especially the federal government. As we all know there are a great number of people in this country who resent and disagree with a tax-collecting government at any level, as well as federal legislation that is meant to solve social problems. There are libertarians and staunch believers in small government out there who have arguments to make against the use of government to engage in "social engineering." Their ideals may be founded on personal liberty, local control, or just plain fear of big government (in the tradition of Orwell's Big Brother). Examples of debatable issues that some link to "social justice" include welfare, Medicare, health care reform, affirmative action, gay marriage, federally backed student aid, etc. My point is that one person's obvious and ethical "social justice," is another's threat to personal liberty, local control, etc. This is all to say that these people have values and surely believe in an abstract idea of social justice--but they are against "social justice" as some advocates and legislators define it--as a clearly stated set of governmental solutions to contemporary problems. The key problem that I have with your thinking is that you assume that these people don't share your values. In fact, if you do your research, you may find that many of them are in common with yours. In fact, I believe these people to be as idealistic as you are. Where you will no doubt disagree, however, is on the proper path to achieving those ideals...

D here: seems like we can agree that Hillsdale eschews social justice if the fed. gov. is to be considered arbiter of what is socially just. This is more or less disturbing, depending on one's view of the government's capacity for A. judging rightly, and B. acting efficiently on said judgment.

To D from L: 100% agree.

Illinois State UniversityEdit

LINK

"Assistant Professor (tenure track) with a research and teaching focus in Early 19th-Century British Literature and Culture. We seek a colleague with an active research and teaching agenda in one or more of the following specialties: trans-Atlantic and global approaches to the period; studies in race, gender and sexuality; print culture and book history; the history of publishing and media; and/or archival and manuscript studies. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach the British Romantics."

Deadline: 10/25/2010

Acknowledgment received: 10/9, 11/12

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/1

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Was that acknowledgement via snail or email? I'm still waiting to hear anything . . .
  • Just got an acknowledgement with EEO form via snail. 11/10
    • Finally: acknowledgement and EEO form received on 11/15 (in Europe)! You'd think they'd move to electronic acks and forms . . .

Indiana University of PennsylvaniaEdit

From MLA JIL (11/5):

Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure -track position at the assistant professor rank to begin Fall, 2011. We seek a specialist in 19th Century British Literature 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. Expertise in 18th century and/or across genres is desirable.

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. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview process, which may include a teaching demonstration. All applicants must be work eligible.

Please indicate that you are applying for the English faculty position in British Literature. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, original transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, writing sample, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Linda Norris, Recruitment Chair, Department of English, 110 Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705.

Please see announcement at www.english.iup.edu. Our review of completed applications will begin on November 30, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate screening candidates at MLA and by telephone and will be inviting candidates for campus visits in the spring.

University HR post

Deadline: Review beings Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: by phone (12/22) x2

Campus interview scheduled: 2/21

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

When they say they "original transcripts" does that mean they really want official undergraduate and graduate transcripts?

Has anyone heard _anything_ about this job?

Multiple searches going on in this department, overburdended SC, with dossier reviews still underway. Hang on to hope. (12.21.10)

Some candidates have been invited to phone interview (see above). Has the department finished making invitations or are more invitations coming? (1.10.11)

I had a MLA interview and believe that campus visits (from the pool of MLA candidates) will be forthcoming. Unless the campus interview candidates perform poorly, or all take jobs elsewhere, I assume they have finished making invitations.

Thanks, and good luck! Hopefully you'll get an on-campus interview. (1.17.11)

This waiting is unbearable. Do you think that no news at this point means we are out of the running for a campus visit? (02.01.11)

I wouldn't think so--they're notoriously slow and, I think, buried in snow.

  • thanks for the positive outlook! ps. I like the rhyme ;)

Still no news?

Truly, take the "notoriously slow" to heart here -- I know people in the department (though not on the SC) who report having not yet heard any announcements of campus visits for any of their current searches.

Loras College (Dubuque, IA)Edit

The Loras College Division of Language and Literature invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Romantic and Victorian British Literature. Secondary background in Irish Studies or Gender Studies would be especially welcome. Also includes teaching first-year writing and other courses in an interdisciplinary general education curriculum. Teaching load is 4-3 or 3-1-3 with January-Term. Includes academic advising and advising on Senior Literature Capstone projects. Ph.D. in English. Prior college teaching experience desirable.

LINK

Deadline: Applications received by December 7, 2010 will be given first consideration.

Acknowledgment received: 12/2 (automated)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/8 (email)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone 12/10 (notified by email)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • The very end of the application asks you to click a box indicating if you're a Ph.D. or not. This makes me suspect that they're not too keen on even advanced ABDs.

Louisiana TechEdit

Chronicle

Louisiana Tech University seeks applicants for tenure-track positions in two areas of interest. The first is a specialization in 19th-century American literature. The second is a specialization in 18th-Century British Literature or Romanticism. Secondary interest in literary theory a plus. Salary is competitive. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 2, 2011 and will continue until positions are filled. Position begins September 1, 2011. Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae with the name of three current references and telephone numbers to Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky, Department of English, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272 or send application as an email attachment to dkaczv@latech.edu. Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana System, is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Deadline: review begins May 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: YES

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES (mid june)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2011 & Early American 2011

Marymount University (VA)Edit

LINK

"The Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Romantic and Victorian literature. We seek a teacher and scholar of wide-ranging expertise. . .To apply, submit cover letter and curriculum vitae online at http://www.marymountjobs.com, Position 09418. Direct materials to the attention of Dr. Tonya Howe, Chair of Literature & Languages Search Committee, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Please do not submit additional materials unless requested. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010, and the first round of interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Los Angeles."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/10 (x8)

Rejection Letter: 12/13 (via snail mail) (x10)

MLA interview scheduled: x5 (12/3 via email)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/29

Offer made:

Offer accepted: The position has been filled (via Chair)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone have any information about this job? It seems odd to me not to have received even an acknowledgment by this time. x2

I've been wondering about that too. The MLA ad has expired, but its status in my saved jobs list is "In the process of accepting applications." When I log into the marymountjobs.com site, it says my application is "in progress." I was beginning to assume that others had received requests for materials and just hadn't posted here.

Not a word but, sadly, it's not all that unusual to hear nothing at all... ever... from search committees.

Did the people who received requests for additional materials receive the request via email?

  • Yes, mine was via email.
  • I AM SO SAD THAT I DIDN'T GET A DOSSIER REQUEST!!!! :( x3

This from the search committee: Applicants should have received confirmation via the web service (http://www.marymountjobs.com) that their application had been received--there were too many applications for the search committee to send personal acknowledgements out, unfortunately. However, we are in our final stages of determining MLA interviews; this week (second week of December), all applicants will either be receiving a physical letter or a preliminary email interview request to be followed up with a phone call.

  • Does this mean that candidates can still hope for an MLA invitation at this point? Thanks (12/6)
  • I do not believe you will be hearing from them via email or snail mail, if they are trying to schedule you for MLA. You should receive a phone call. Also, I might make it a point to note that there are two jobs available this year at Marymount and there was an opening last year as well. I don't believe we could honestly say they are experiencing a growth in English majors or in Gen. Ed. courses. (Their enrollment has actually remained the same within the past few years.) Multiple openings in a department in consecutive years is usually a "red flag."
  • In response to the above post, there have been multiple retirements from the English department at Marymount in the past two years. These are replacement positions.

That person who got the 1/29 invite to campus, email or phone contact? And more than 1 got this invite?

Midwestern SU (TX)Edit

From MLA JIL (12/23)

English: Tenure track position, Fall 2011. Assistant Professor in romantic or 19th century English literature. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load that includes undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization, survey courses, and freshman composition. The position also includes advising and serving on appropriate committees. Required: Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in teaching, and on-going research in the area of specialization. Send letter of application, graduate transcripts, C.V., and contact information for three references to Pam Marshall, Department of English, MSU, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099, or submit materials electronically to pam.marshall@mwsu.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


New Mexico State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (11/19):

Assistant Professor of English: 19th-century British Literature Qualifications: PhD in English with a specialization in Victorian literature and the development of the novel; other desired subspecialties include post-colonial literature and comparative literature. Demonstrable commitment to both teaching and scholarship; ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (typical teaching load is 3/3) as well as serve on MA thesis committees; all requirements for PhD completed by date of hire in August 2011.

Letter of application with current CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kathryn Valentine, Chair of Personnel, Department of English, MSC 3E, Box 30001, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003.

Deadline: Screening of applications begins December 1, 2010, and applications received after this date may be considered. Position remains open until filled. Interviews will be conducted at MLA.

Acknowledgment received: 12/3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (phone call)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/7

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard about campus visits? yes.

Northwest Missouri StateEdit

Assistant Professor of English with Specialty in 18th or 19th Century British Literature, English. Nine-month, tenure track position. A nine-month faculty position responsible for teaching general education freshman composition and Introduction to Literature courses as well as courses in area of specialty.

Link (HR)

Deadline: December 3, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 11/16 (email), 11/30 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/10 (email)

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Oregon State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL:

"A full-time (1.0 FTE), nine-month, tenure-track position in Victorian literature and culture at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall, 2011. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Significant teaching experience and demonstrated scholarly innovation, commitment, and production strongly preferred. A typical teaching load would be five courses (2-2-1 or similar three-term combination) and include British literature surveys as well as courses in the Victorian novel and other topics in Victorian literature and culture, preferably from an interdisciplinary perspective. . . Apply by November 12, 2010. For review of the full position announcement and complete list of qualifications, refer to our website http://oregonstate.edu/jobs." (posting # is 0006198)

Deadline: 11-12-2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/1 (email), 12/2 (email) x 4

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/8 MLA (called), 12/10 MLA (called) X2

Campus interview scheduled: Campus Interview Scheduled (x3)

Offer made: They've offered it to someone and believe this person will sign (this directly from the chair).

  • Did the chair call you with this news, or did you call him?
  • Email from the chair after I inquired. But what does it really matter? The job is gone or almost nearly gone. That's the bottom line. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I'm a believer in making info available on the wiki. That's what it's for. It's the only way that we the candidates can empower ourselves against departments that haven't the decency to send candidates who've invested lots and lots of time preparing for MLA interviews or campus visits a short email that says you're not the one or we're considering others, etc. In all fairness, in this case that doesn't necessarily apply as the chair has been forthcoming to even secondary candidates (as noted below), but I'm sure you and lots of other people reading this post will agree about the general point I'm making.
  • Yes, thank you for the reply -- I only asked because I'm one of the Lit/Sci candidates and, since I haven't heard anything, wondered if I'd get a phone call to let me know one way or the other. But it sounds like decisions are made, so that's sad news indeed. Thanks for the info.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

The online app asks for a record of course and thesis work- Do they mean a transcript, a list of courses, or what?

They want an official transcript.

Chances that they're still in the process of making materials requests? (12/3)

  • [Note:] Anyone interview with this university? What was your experience like?-
  • I did... they felt hard to read, to me. They weren't the best interviewers-- they asked a lot of questions that didn't make it clear what they wanted to understand from asking them. I *did* think the interview went well, but that it could have been anything from *good* to *excellent*. what about you?
  • Thanks for sharing your impressions. I had a similar experience, and my interview could be judged anywhere from good to excellent, though I did come out feeling rather beat up. Anyone else?
  • Can anyone confirm that they have been offerred a campus visit for OSU? This page was edited by someone in NY state earlier today (1/13/11) who changed the campus visit entry from none to "x3". I guess this could be legitimate if they were told over the phone that they were one of three candidates who would be brought to campus...
  • I was told over the phone today that I was *not* one of the candidates that would be brought to campus, but that they would be bringing 3 for each search. For what it's worth... re: thanks. did you call them or did they call you?
  • they called me this morning-- I was applying for the Lit/Sci/Tech position, though.
  • I got a call that I was not one of the three for the Victorian position but that they wanted to keep my candidacy open. They said they are bringing 6 people to campus (3 for Victorian and 3 for Lit/Sci/Tech)

Oregon State University (Literature, Science and Technology)Edit

Link to University Job Site (posting #0006235)

Assistant Professor in Literature, Science, and Technology

From MLA JIL:

A full-time (1.0 FTE), nine-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Literature, Science, and Technology beginning in Fall, 2011. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Significant teaching experience and demonstrated scholarly innovation, commitment, and publication strongly preferred. A typical teaching load would be five courses (2-2-1 or similar three-term arrangement) and might include Science Writing, Historical Textualities of Science, Science and Travel, Language and Environmental Science, etc., with emphasis on 18th-21st century Anglo-American and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Deadline: 11-12-2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing sample requested 12/1 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: by phone 1/11

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Pacific University in OregonEdit

Assistant Professor of English: The Department of English, Pacific University in Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track professor in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture beginning August 2011. Ph.D. required. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in the Victorians and Romantics, as well as freshman seminar, composition, and other literature courses. 3/2 teaching load. Preference will be given to candidates with subspecialties such as African-American, Post-Colonial, Asian Pacific Rim, Holocaust, and/or Continental literature. Related qualifications include evidence of excellent university teaching experience, strong potential for scholarly development as evidenced by previous papers and presentations, and the ability to contribute to curriculum diversity initiatives. Pacific is dedicated to providing students with excellence in teaching, low student-faculty ratios, and mentoring students through their senior capstone thesis. University service, including student advising and committee responsibilities, is also required of each faculty member. Applicants must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, commitment to institutional and program goals, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Interest in working at a small liberal arts university is essential. Salary is competitive.

We will interview selected candidates at MLA in Los Angeles: To be considered for an MLA interview, you must apply by December 20, 2011. All other applications will be reviewed until February 1, 2011. Campus interviews will take place in late February and early March 2011. During campus interviews, a teaching demonstration as well as meetings with students and faculty will be required.

University HR post

Ad in Chronicle

Acknowledgment received: 12/15 via email, 12/20 via email

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/29 via mail x2

MLA interview scheduled: 12/29 x3 (via phone)

Campus interview scheduled: 2/4

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

any word on campus interviews? (2/2)

Rhodes College (VAP, Victorian)Edit

From MLA JIL (April 1):

Visiting Assistant Professor of Victorian Literature [14687]

The Department of English at Rhodes College invites applications for a one-year full-time sabbatical appointment for the 2011-2012 year. The successful candidate should have a completed Ph.D., with a specialization in some aspect of British literature between 1830-1910. Courses will include first-year writing seminars and both intermediate and advanced literature classes, with an opportunity to design or modify courses at all levels. Our department is a co-sponsor for the 2011 NAVSA conference, and we hope that applicants for this position will be interested in taking advantage of this event. Salary and benefits are competitive. Teaching load is 3/3. Review of applications will begin April 4 and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu . Completed applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information contact:

Prof. Marshall Boswell, Chair

Department of English

Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway

Memphis, TN 38112

Deadline: Review begins April 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Rider University (NJ)Edit

"Tenure-track position in English at the rank of Assistant Professor I beginning in September 2011. Ph.D. and undergraduate teaching experience required. The area of specialization sought is Victorian and nineteenth-century literature of the British Empire. The teaching load at Rider University is six sections per academic year and may include upper-division courses in nineteenth-century literature, core literature courses, and first-year composition."

Link

Deadline: "For best consideration, applications should be received by November 25, 2010"

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: N/A

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/8 (by phone) [search committee note: all initial interviewees have been contacted]

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled soemtime the week of Jan. 24 for 3 people (this from the chair of the search committee)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • A friend tells me they're looking for a postcolonialist, predictably enough.
  • FYI, I heard from a colleague that they are looking to replace a tenured professor who is "still" considering whether or not to retire. Now that being said, I would stress the value of caution to any candidate who might go through all of the stages of screening only to be told, "We have canceled the search." Best of luck.
    • Search committee note: The above is misinformation. Rider's previous Victorianist retired last year.
    • Also, for those who mentioned erroneously that Rider's Victorianist retired last year, Hulsman, is still quite present and teaching at Rider. Please review your information more thoroughly before posting that the specialist has retired in previous years. See link below: http://www.rider.edu/faculty/john-hulsman. Also see Hulsman's Ratemyprofessor.com page: http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=79948
    • I initially posted the above update to dispel hearsay. Hulsman is still listed on our website because it has recently been redesigned, and we have been unable to update it during that process. He did, however, retire last year. I know because I am on the search committee. A friend of mine now occupies his former office. In any event, people should feel free to ask about this matter at MLA. We'll be happy to clarify things in person.
    • Your promise to verify your information at MLA is quite dubious, since few if any readers will actually be there or be interviewing with Rider, but this much you should have already known. If the University website is being redesigned, the removal of retired professors currently listed as members of your staff would seem to me to be of some importance and would also seem to be a relatively easy thing to correct. I am uncertain as to why a Search Committee member would be using Wikia to update information for a job posting (This is something I have not ever heard of before now.), particularly as the Committee has yet to update "all" applicants of their status. Also, would the faculty member in question care to state their name and acknowledge themselves within the English department at Rider, let alone the Search Committee? Without further clarity or relevant attribution, we should consider the previous statements to be speculation at best.
    • I agree with the previous poster. Dubious. Why would this Hulsman character leave a perfectly good job? In this job climate? Something smells funny here.
    • Yes, does anyone know if Hulsman got tenure? If he left how can any of us be sure we'll last any longer?
    • I would suggest we try to encourage each other, rather than posting messages that might make us balk at an opportunity. The colleges and universities have had and will always have the upper hand over us. Why make it any worse than it already is? Good luck to all of you in your search for employment and to those who seek to discourage and manipulate information to their own ends, your falseness will reveal itself during the most inopportune times: hopefully, during a job interview.
  • Anyone heard anything about campus visits?

Saint Louis University (MO)Edit

Link

"Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English. Evidence of teaching excellence and research potential required. The person hired for this position will be the English Department Faculty Liaison for a long-established advanced college credit program in regional high schools (1818 Program). The Department seeks applicants who can demonstrate involvement in English Education, with research and teaching interests in medical narrative and fiction from 1700 to the present. Current department teaching load 2/2, with possible reduction for administrative service. The English Department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs, and an undergraduate medical humanities certificate. Start date: August 2011. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by August 2011. All candidates must submit a letter, c.v., and writing sample online at http://jobs.slu.edu/."

Deadline: November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 10/30

Request for Additional Materials: Request for letters of recommendation, 11/9 x2 (email)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/7 MLA (called), 12/8 MLA (called)

Campus interview scheduled: by phone (1/20)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: offer made and accepted around 2/18

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Saint Martin's University (WA)Edit

From MLA JIL (Feb. 25):

Saint Martin’s University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English beginning August 2011. Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications, and comes with a standard benefits package. Ph.D. required. We are seeking an engaging 19th-century British literature specialist and dedicated Composition professor. Teaching a 4/4 load with small classes, the ideal candidate will be an excellent classroom instructor, able to teach a broad range of courses in both British literature and Composition, and have an active scholarly agenda. Also required is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint Martin's.

Please send letter of interest, CV, transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and three letters of reference to Laura Hoff, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Electronic submissions in .pdf or Word format are also welcome to lhoff@smartin.edu. Ms. Hoff may be reached by telephone at 360.438.4564. Review of applications will begin immediately; the position will remain open until filled. Guaranteed consideration will be given to applications received before March 22, 2011. Questions and inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jeff Birkenstein, Chair, Department of English, by email (jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu) or telephone (360.280.0134, mobile).

Deadline: March 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 4/1

Campus interview scheduled: 4/15

Offer made: see below

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

-Is anyone familiar enough with this school to know whether non-Catholics should bother applying?

-Any updates since 4/15 post? Any news on offers made?

--they said they would call back within 10 days / 2 weeks after the interview, but I never heard from them again....

--Ditto here: I never heard back, then I contacted them after 2 weeks, at which point I was assured that I would hear something in the next week or so, and I still have not gotten a verdict.

--Campus interviews or phone interviews?

What is up with this job!?! In the ad they said they wanted a "nineteenth-century British Literature specialist," but during the interview the questions were all about composition. They also specified an "active scholarly agenda," but then didn't ask about research and were more interested in service. Sigh... would've been nice....

agreed...had similar experiences. I think it's kind of sad how they handled this job search. not very professional at all.

may 18. rejection letter via snail mail. they have made an offer to another candidate.

Southern New Hampshire UniversityEdit

LINK

Full-time position of Assistant Professor of English, starting September 1, 2011. Preference is given to candidates with a specialization in British literature of the Romantic and Victorian period, having the ability to teach 18th century and modernism. A Ph.D. and a strong record of success in teaching undergraduates is essential. Experience in teaching world literature from the Enlightenment to World War II and a background that lends itself to interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities are preferred. English faculty members are expected to teach half their course load in composition. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual MLA Convention in Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011. Interested candidates are requested to apply online at http://www.snhu.edu/jobs

Deadline: 12/01/2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 MLA (called) x5

Campus interview scheduled: 3 visits scheduled for week of Feb 7th, though there is an "active" list with B-listers on it.

Offer made: 2/18

Offer accepted: 2/23

NOTES AND QUERIES:

2.7: 3 interviews scheduled, and I'm not among them -- I'm on the "active" list, in case the first 3 all wash out. I'm really bummed out.

1/24: Rejected in a rather curt email. Crying in my coffee. Really---so, so upset. Good luck to the lucky invitees. (x2)

To the 2 who posted on 1/24 re: email rejection -- may I ask? Was that about the campus visit?

  • Yes, the email was to say that we are out of the running and other candidates have been selected for the campus visit.

Stanford UniversityEdit

LINK

"The English Department at Stanford University seeks a specialist in pre-1900 poetry, with an emphasis on Romanticism, for appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor."

Deadline: Nov. 8, 2010

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 2 x 1

Request for Additional Materials: Dec. 2 (x5)

Rejection Letter: 12/13 (email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17 (email) 12/17 (phone)

Campus interview scheduled: yes

Offer made: no (search failed) [Anyone have verification of this? Related question: How about a page for Failed Searches?]

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

- fairly undefined email for additional materials; thoughts?

I'm curious what additional materials they're asking for, since the original ad requested 3 LORs and writing sample?

- additional writing

- anyone got a sense of when they want the "more writing" by? I'm sure as soon as possible, but why no official deadline?

-12/19: wondering whether those who were MLA elected only work on Romantic poetry or also do Victorian?

-1/12: anyone heard anything (positive or negative) post-MLA?

-Yes, rejection email a week or so after MLA. Good luck to those still in the running!

Trinity International University (Illinois)Edit

"Trinity International University seeks a literature PhD beginning fall 2011 with particular aptitude in Renaissance/Romantic literature who is also enthusiastic about teaching general education writing (research/rhetoric) and literature (genre) courses. Applicants should evidence strong Christian commitment and a desire to serve on a highly-motivated undergraduate faculty in a growing liberal arts program."

Link

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: From Renaissance page: "Interview scheduled for 11/15, interview scheduled for 12/10"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Union College (NY)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/1)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in British Romantic poetry. Courses will include intermediate courses in British Romantic poetry and its historical context, upper-level courses in British Romantic poetry or other areas of interest, the department's introductory courses, and the college-wide First Year Preceptorial. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute courses in support of Union’s interdisciplinary programs. Send letter of application outlining experience, areas of teaching interest, and publications, as well as CV, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample, postmarked by October 25, to: Jordan Smith, Chair, English Department, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.

Acknowledgment received: 10/21

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 11/22 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

any news-first or secondhand-on campus visits?

--I haven't heard anything yet, but I can't imagine that they haven't scheduled campus visits at this point...sigh. Does anyone know for sure?

University of AlabamaEdit

"tenure track Assistant Professor in British Romantic Literature"

LINK

Deadline: 10-29-2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 11/19 x6

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/2011


NOTES AND QUERIES:

-I heard a rumor (2/10) that they're interviewing next week--can anyone confirm?

University of KentuckyEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The English Department, University of Kentucky, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in British literature and culture of the long 19th century. Evidence of scholarly promise and teaching ability required. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment."

Deadline for receipt materials: Oct. 18. We will conduct interviews at the MLA Convention.

Acknowledgment received: 10/14, 10/18, 10/19

Request for Additional Materials: Nov 4 x 13 (email)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: Dec 15, by phone (x6)

Campus interview scheduled: [yes, see below]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Interesting that they are hiring for this position again so soon. They hired someone in this field during the 2007-2008 job market.
  • They didn't hire anyone that year. The job was cancelled.
  • Has anyone else gotten a request for LORs from this school? Was this their acknowledgment letter? I got one on the 13th.
  • Yes, you are not the only one. Mine was much later though.
  • Does anyone know who had this position before and why they left? Also whether they are looking for a Victorianist or Romanticist?
  • See above.
  • I received email notification today (10/14) that they received my application. No mention of my LORs, even though they haven't been sent yet. Also, since the job has been advertised on the VICTORIA-L listserv, I'm under the impression that Victorianists are definitely in the running.
  • To those who received a request for writing sample: did you also receive a request for letters of recommendation? I received a request for a sample but not for LoRs.
  • I didn't, but I also sent my LoRs fairly soon after I was notified that they received my application.
  • I hate to cause anyone distress, but they asked for letters in the MLA job posting: "Please send letter of application, c.v., research statement, teaching statement, and four letters of recommendation to..."
  • Has anyone scheduled an interview for this position? (12/14)
  • Anyone hear anything post-MLA? I was told that on-campus invites would be given by the end of last week, so I assume I'm out of the running--but if anyone knows for sure, let me know and put me out of my misery! (1/19)
  • I was told the same thing at MLA, thought my interview went well, but haven't heard a thing either. (1/19) x2
  • I've just heard from a friend who has been invited for a campus visit. (I hope this second-hand news will still be helpful for those in suspense; I also enjoyed my Kentucky MLA interview and was sad not to hear anything further.)

University of Maine at Farmington (VAP)Edit

From MLA JIL (1/28):

We invite applications for a two-year term appointment in British literature, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall, 2011. We seek a specialist in the long eighteenth century or British Romanticism, with demonstrated ability to teach several of the following courses: Shakespeare, British Texts and Contexts I (through 1798), English Novel, Eighteenth- Century Literature, Romantic Literature. Teaching load three-three, with one section of English Composition (limit sixteen students) or Literary Analysis and Interpretation (limit twenty students) each semester. The remaining courses will be intermediate or advanced literature courses, including several of the courses listed above and one or more topics courses in the successful candidate’s area of interest. Required: PhD (advanced ABD considered), college teaching experience, evidence of excellence in teaching, and an active research agenda. Send letter, vita, and at least three letters of recommendation to Sabine Klein, Chair, British Literature Screening Committee, Department of English, 270 Main Street, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME 04938. Tel.: (207) 778-7428. E-mail: sabine.klein@maine.edu. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2011. No electronic applications, please. Founded in 1864, UMF is an undergraduate public liberal arts college with an enrollment cap of 2000 students. It has been rated one of “America’s Best Colleges” for thirteen consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report). To learn more, please visit www.umf.maine.edu.

Deadline: March 1.

Acknowledgment received: 3/2 (by post, dated 2/25)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2011

University of MemphisEdit

The English Department at the University of Memphis, a Ph.D.-granting department, seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of British literature specializing in the long eighteenth century (1688-1832). We especially welcome applicants who focus on eighteenth century or Romantic poetry, but exciting work in any area or genre in the period will be considered. Typical teaching load is 3/2, with possibilities for 2/2 for an active researcher. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by the position's starting date of August 2011. Responsibilities include teaching the Early British Literature survey (Medieval through eighteenth century) and a variety of other undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as carrying out an active research and publication agenda.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications begins November 1, and may continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 11/10 (MLA)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • According to Restoration page, campus interview scheduled 1/19.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Missouri, ColumbiaEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The English Department at the University of Missouri seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) in British Romanticism with demonstrated research excellence and the ability to contribute to our graduate and undergraduate programs. Start date is August 2011; PhD required by time of appointment. Send letter of application and cv to Patricia Okker, Chair, English Department, 107 Tate Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. "

Review of applications will begin November 12 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/4 (x5) email; 11/11 (x2); 11/15

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 by phone (x4)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Nebraska, Omaha Edit

From MLA JIL

Visiting Assistant Professor of Post-Romantic British Literature [14915] The Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in nineteenth- and/or twentieth-century British literature, beginning August 2011. Ph.D. or ABD required in post-Romantic British literature. Teaching load is 4/4 with participation in the daily business of the department expected. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and an active research agenda. The salary is $42,000 plus benefits.

Cover letter and vita must be submitted online: www.unomaha.edu (click on “Employment” and then “Current Job Openings – Apply”). Three letters of reference, available evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample should be sent to Robert Darcy, Chair, Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182-0175. Review of applications will begin on June 3, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Modern British 2011

University of Oregon Edit

The Department of English at the University of Oregon invites advanced scholars of Nineteenth Century British Literature (Romantic and/or Victorian) to apply for the Barbara and Carlisle Moore Chair in English. We are seeking candidates of any rank with an outstanding record of research and college-level teaching to join a diverse and growing department with strengths in traditional British, American, and Anglophone literary studies, as well as in environmental literary studies, queer and gender studies, folklore, and film and emerging media. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching will contribute to the department’s strong commitment to the study of questions of race, ethnicity, nationhood, empire, gender, and sexuality.

Link

Deadline: Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: references contacted on 11/1, references contacted on 11/2

Rejection Letter: 1/22

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 1/24

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Why hasn't anyone posted the endowed chair in 19th lit at the University of Oregon? Does anyone know more about this position?
  • Posted per request above (10/14).
  • Stupid question, probably, but: I assume that by "candidates of any rank," they don't really mean ABDs, right? I'm imagining that when they say earlier that they want to hire an advanced scholar it does not mean that they really want an ABD candidate.
  • I think if you're ABD, you're technically unranked--as in, say, professional tennis.
  • Anyone heard anything about this one (12/5)?

University of Oxford (UK), Keble CollegeEdit

From MLA JIL (11/5):

University Lectureship in English Literature (1740-1880) The Faculty of English Language and Literature, in association with Keble College, proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in English literature in the period 1740 to 1880 from 1 October 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship in English at Keble College. Salary will be on a combined University and College scale up to a maximum of £57,204 (under review) per annum. The appointed person is required to provide 36 lectures per year or equivalent (in lectures and classes) for the English Faculty; to provide, for every week of full term, six hours per week of tutorial teaching or equivalent for the College; and to undertake examining and graduate supervision. The successful candidate will have an excellent record in teaching, research and published scholarship in English literature in the period 1740 to 1880, and will be able to supervise and examine graduates in this field. The College requirements for teaching are from 1740 to 1900. The appointed person will also be expected to contribute to administration in the Faculty and the College. Further particulars, which all applicants should consult, are available from: www.english.ox.ac.uk or on request from english.office@ell.ox.ac.uk or + 44 1865 271 055.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted to english.office@ell.ox.ac.uk by 12 noon on 5 January 2011.

Acknowledgment received: Email confirmation 1/4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of the OzarksEdit

From MLA JIL (11/05):

Assistant Professor of English Ph.D. in English (in hand or near completion), generalist with specialization in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century British literature. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching expertise in composition and literature. This tenure-track position begins in fall 2010. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence and to student engagement. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including some combination of composition sections and literature courses (a course for non-majors or an upper-level literature course in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century British literature). Send letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, by 17 December 2010 to Dr. Daniel Taddie, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830. E-mail application with MS-Word attachments to cwalker@ozarks.edu. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at MLA. Ozarks is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Dec. 17

Acknowledgment received: 11/8 (x2), 11/18, 12/7

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/27 (email) x2

  • 1/22 (doing next round of interviews over the phone with full search committee)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/18 (according to Restoration page)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2011
  • Has anyone else received a call for a phone interview? Just curious...
  • No. I'm a bit puzzled about where this one stands. Are they doing campus visits at all?

University of PortlandEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Assistant Professor, tenure-track, for Fall 2011. 19th-century British poetry (Romantic/Victorian), with interest in the novel. Ph.D. at appointment. Also demonstrated preparation/experience in composition/rhetoric, and/or writing center experience. Teaching excellence, ongoing program of research/publication, service to Department and University necessary for advancement. Three course/semester teaching load. Our department of eight full-time professors rotates through composition and introduction to literature, as well as upper-division courses in specialties. Preliminary interviews at MLA conference."

Deadline: Submit application by November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 11/2x2, 11/4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Via e-mail: 12/13. Nicely worded letter but I'm going to go jump off a cliff now (x2). [See you there] (x8.)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8

Offer made:

  • Second-hand info is that an offer has been made.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

- On the "General Page" it states that Portland scheduled their interviews today? But here there is no such indication. Is this true? If somebody got an interview can they mark it here?

-Wow, they scheduled campus visits already? That's really fast--MLA was still going on on the 8th. Also, :(

University of San DiegoEdit

"tenure-track assistant professor position in British romanticism (the long 18th century/British and American transatlantic literature)"

Link

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/17 (x6)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10

(email, after MLA interview, that I haven't made it to the round of campus visits: 1/10) x3

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/2011

This is untrue. The search failed, after one candidate declined the offer.


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know if this one is still alive? I don't see it listed on the HR website anymore... [Looks like it's still alive]

Why not me, Sister Mary, Why not me?

University of South Carolina BeaufortEdit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

The University of South Carolina Beaufort invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in Victorian British Literature. . . . The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load of freshman composition, sophomore-level surveys, and upper-division courses in 19th- and 20th-century British literature. . . Application procedures: Applicants must complete the Academic Personal Information form on-line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu and are required to submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Final candidates will be required to submit official transcripts. Please see the Special Instructions to Applicants in the on-line system job posting. Letters of recommendation and other required items which cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to Chair, English Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, USC Beaufort, One University Boulevard, Bluffton, SC 29909.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 10

From MLA Website: "Search has been cancelled." (noted 12/13)

E-mail announcing cancellation of search, 12/15

E-mail announcing that search has been re-opened: 02/02

Request for Additional Materials: 02/02

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Tennessee at MartinEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor in modern and contemporary American literature (12-hour load), beginning August 1, 2011. Ph.D. in English required by time of appointment. Candidates should also have ability in one or more of the following areas: women's studies, gender studies, Southern literature, or Victorian literature. A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching composition and the ability to use technology as a teaching tool. UT Martin has the traditional tenure requirements in teaching, research, and service, though the primary focus is on quality teaching.

LINK

Deadline: 12/01/2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin-MadisonEdit

From MLA JIL (10/15):

2010-2011 Visiting Assistant Professorship in British romanticism, preferably accompanied by strong research and teaching interests in the eighteenth century, with possibility of renewal for a second year. Beginning Fall 2011. Appointment will include teaching 4 undergraduate courses per year in global and British romanticism/eighteenth century and active involvement in the intellectual life of the English Department, its Middle Modernity group and graduate community. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand before the appointment begins in August 2011. Salary range: 55,000 plus benefits and research/travels funds $4000. Please submit a letter describing interests and capabilities, a CV, a dossier with recommendations, and a writing sample to: Prof. Theresa Kelley, Chair, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706.

Deadline: November 20, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: email 11/22

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Did this position end up getting filled?

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Acknowledgment email states the following: "Our review process is a little unusual. Because we recognize that those applying for visiting appointments will also be applying for tenure-track positions, we will not conduct MLA interviews. Instead we will make up our list of finalists sometime from March to early April. We will then conduct telephone interviews for this position with finalists. Once the position is filled, we will write you individually."

Willamette University (OR)Edit

"assistant professor, tenure-track, specializing in 18th or 19th-century British Literature and with preparation in both fields."

LINK

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: 9/27, 11/5 (email), 11/9 (email), 11/11 (email)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/30 (X3)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: From Restoration/18th-Century 2011: "MLA interview scheduled, 12/17 (phone)"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2011
  • Believe this is to replace the person who went to Miami U (Ohio) in last year's round.
  • A question for those of you who received a request for additionals materials: were you contacted via snail mail or email? Thanks.
  • I was contacted via email.

Xavier University (OH)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Xavier University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in British Romanticism and a secondary interest in literary theory and/or Composition/Rhetoric beginning fall 2011. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach general literature courses or first-year honors writing. Ph.D. required. Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted at the MLA Convention in January 2011. Send cover letter, c.v., graduate transcripts, 1-2 page teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Alison Russell, Chair, Department of English, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-4446. Only print submissions accepted. Applications must be postmarked by November 5, 2010."

Acknowledgment received: 11/1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 13/01/2011

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/1 (MLA); 12/3 (MLA)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/28, visits scheduled

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/17


NOTES AND QUERIES:

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