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FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS - POST-MLA DEADLINESEdit

Bemidji State University (MN) - TT Asst/ Assoc. Prof. - Victorian Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Bemidji State University invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of English, Full-time Probationary. Teach Victorian Literature. The incumbent would be expected to teach courses that would include, but are not limited to British Literatures in poetry, prose fiction, drama, film studies, rhetoric and writing, and literary theory. Assist with programmatic accreditation of the English program. The candidate will also display excellence in teaching and the promise of research and publication. Apply on line at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bemidji/default.cfm.

Chronicle

Deadline: April 22, 2013 or until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (Skype, phone, etc.): 06/26

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: they have moved to campus interviews [posted 07/05]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

Anyone heard anything?  I haven't received confirmation that materials were received.

Nothing here (5/4)

Morgan State University (MD) - TT Asst/Assoc. Professor - British RomanticismEdit

Tenure-track position in British Romanticism with expertise in gender / sexuality studies, effective August 2013, pending final budgetary approval. PhD required. Strengths in digital humanities, visual culture, transnational perspectives are a plus. Four course per semester teaching load. Faculty teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the M.A. Program and Ph.D. Program. Candidate should be able to develop and teach on-line courses as needed. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Salary competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (may be unofficial for initial application), three recent letters of recommendation (or a dossier which includes them) and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages to ByCommittee at the provided link.

dolan.hubbard@morgan.edu

Morgan State University is a historically black institution with the unique designation as Maryland’s public urban university. AA/EEO

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21338

MLA JIL 3/1/13

Deadline: March 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

What a strange university. From the website, there appears to be only one faculty member in English (the chair) and no info. about its graduate programs, just a circular link from the English Department website to the Graduate School and back.

University of Akron (OH) - Asst. Professor Victorian British Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Akron invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English--area of specialization Victorian British Literature. Secondary interest in British romanticism or twentieth-century British literature welcome. Ph.D. in English or related field required by date of hire.

Primary responsibility to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate level courses according to departmental need, to pursue a vigorous research program in the field, to regularly present and publish the results of research at professional meetings and in peer-reviewed journals/books, and to serve on department, college, and university committees. Preference given to candidates interested in online and distance learning course development. This is a full-time/nine month appointment, 3/3 teaching load, with competitive salary.

Review of applications will begin February 15 and continue until position is filled. Appointment begins August 26, 2013. For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 7725. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled: Phone (2/27)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3 candidates have been invited for campus interviews (3/11)

Rejection (after campus interview): 4/30

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anybody else have problems with their online application portal? I made it work, but it is a bit strange and required more careful reading, looking, and scrolling, than other applications. (1/30)
  • I had a hard time with it, too.  There's a separate "Cover Letters and Attachments" area in Career Tools. (2/7)
  • 2/28 Any other interview requests?
  • Anything on this? 4/23

Texas A&M San Antonio - TT Asst. Prof. 19th-20th c. British Lit + Postcolonial/World Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in September 2013. The appointment is for an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Literature. We particularly welcome candidates with secondary areas of interest in Postcolonial and World Literature. Successful candidates will teach upper-level undergraduate coursework in their area of specialization and related fields. As part of their regular teaching loads, candidates may have the opportunity to teach graduate courses as well as supervise Master's theses/research projects. Quality performance will be expected in instruction, research, professional development, and University service. The regular teaching load is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.

A&M University-San Antonio is part of the Texas A&M University System. The University is an upper-level (junior, senior and graduate) campus serving San Antonio. The current enrollment is approximately 4,100. The university has embarked on a path of rapid expansion.

Necessary requirements for the position include: an earned doctorate in English from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in 19th and/or 20th century British Literature; College or University teaching experience and evidence of active research and/or publications.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio only accepts online applications on our university career website. To review the position details and apply online, please visit https://employment.tamusahr.com.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 2/21/13)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): rejection 07/08 "position has been filled"

Preliminary interview scheduled (Skype, phone, etc.): phone 4/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: per rejection, noted above.

NOTES:

News? none here (X2 [I even contacted the dept 2-3 weeks ago, and  . . . nothing])

Thanks for the update!

I know someone with a phone interview scheduled.

Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013

FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS in 19th c. BRITISH LIT. - PRE-MLA Deadlines Edit

California State University, Dominguez Hills - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2013.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in 19th-Century British Literature, as well as courses in the undergraduate major such as Practice in Literary Criticism, Prose Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Literature After 1700, World Literature, and composition. The successful candidate will participate actively in serving the department and university through advising and committee work, and will maintain an active research program.

Qualifications: Exhibit superior teaching skills across a broad range of classes, working well with an extremely diverse student body. Work well with fellow faculty in shaping the direction of the department and university. Maintain an active research program that affords the possibility of student involvement

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be ABD in English or an allied field, with a specialization in either Victorian or Romantic literature. If the successful candidate is ABD, the completed doctorate must be verified by the end of the first year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or an allied field. Specialization in either Victorian or Romantic literature, with strong secondary preparation in the other field. Demonstrated record of excellent teaching in areas of academic preparation. Professional experience that demonstrates ability to work with and teach non-traditional students. Teaching experience and/or research emphasis in one or more of the following is desirable: Post- colonial Theory; Commonwealth Literature, and/ or Transatlantic Literature. Demonstrated record of administrative service.

LINK to Apply - position mentioned in Chronicle Ad (10/8/12)

Deadline: 11/15 (just called--letter, CV, list of refs, upload online at the "link to apply")

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA, phone or Skype interview scheduled: 12/9 (x4)

Rejection (after MLA, phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/4

NOTES:

1/23 I thought they weren't scheduling campus visits until this week or next. Wondering if others have heard any news.

1/24: Your sense of the timing of the invitations squares with what I heard as well.

1/24: Ditto above: but I'm also not surprised that they would have invited someone they really liked already.  Any word on if there was just the one interview?

2/4 Any word ?


2/4: Was just asked to come for a preliminary interview (did not interview at MLA). <--prelimary interview on campus or via phone/Skype? 2/5 I'll piggyback on that most recent question... Anyone have insight into the timeline on this one? Thanks. <--I too am curious about the type of interview this is. I have heard of this occurring, though not very frequently. What are the reasons an interview may be offered so suddenly? A candidate could not make the visits, or withdrew?

2/20 Any news?

Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. - 19th c. British Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning fall 2013, in nineteenth-century British poetry, with an emphasis on Romantic and Victorian. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes introductory courses in British literature and advanced courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits are competitive. Letter of application, vita, dossier, and three letters of reference must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2096 . Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Boston, January 3-6, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA, phone or Skype interview scheduled: 12/3, 12/4 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA, phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/8, 1/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Email from dept chair: "Our search in 19thC British Poetry has concluded with a successful hire." 3/8

NOTES:

Wasn't this posted two years ago as well? Anyone know what happened with that search?

  • Answer to the question above: if you look at their current 19c person, you'll notice that his BA is from McGill, which suggests he is Canadian. You will also notice that he was probably hired ABD in 2011 but didn't graduate with a PhD till 2012. So this is what most likely happened: he was initially hired while still on a student visa, but now that he is no longer a student, the only way Colgate can apply for a Green Card is by re-poesting the position and re-hiring him. In other words, this is not a real job posting. Apparently those things happen all the time.
  • Assuming this is the case, is there no other way to 're-hire' the incumbent than to waste the time and money of the many applicants who prepare and dispatch materials for these fake postings? It's outrageous
  • Actually this is a real search. Good luck to those who applied.
  • No response to a query, sent some time ago, on what should be in the dossier
  • Worse than that, their online application portal only provides means for submitting cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation.
  • The dossier must mean letters of recommendation then?
  • Looks like they even hired someone two years ago with the sane listing--wonder if that person is leaving or what?
  • "Dossier" here means only letters of rec, per dept. secretary---she apologized for confusion.

Hendrix College (AR) - TT Asst. 19th c. British Poetry -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Hendrix College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning in the fall, 2013. Applicants’ specialization should be 19th-century British poetry. Other teaching responsibilities will include courses in introductory and advanced academic writing and introductory literary studies. The successful candidate must exhibit a serious commitment to undergraduate instruction in a liberal arts environment. Applications from candidates with an interest in participating in the common freshman course and other interdisciplinary programs, and in using instructional technology where appropriate, will be particularly welcome. Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand or supply evidence that the degree will be awarded by the summer of 2013.

The application should include a letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (including the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the referees), and transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work. Application materials must be sent to Dr. Carol West, Chair, Department of English, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, Arkansas, 72032.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $160 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at http://www.hendrix.edu.

Applications must be postmarked by November 9, 2012. Interviewing at MLA.

MLA JIL 10/5/12

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/7 (x4)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 1/8]

Rejection (after campus interview): 

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Johns Hopkins University - Associate or Full Professor - 19th c. British Lit.Edit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/17315

The English Department at Johns Hopkins University announces a search for a scholar of 19th-Century British Literature, with a principal interest in the Victorian period, at the rank of associate or full professor. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants should submit letter of application, c.v, and writing sample of 25-30 pages online at [interfolio link]. Please make sure that any uploaded documents are in “portrait” display format (scans should be vertical rather than rotated as double-page book scans). Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2012, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 12/3 email

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

South Dakota State University - TT Asst. Professor in 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

A full-time, 9 month, Tenure-track assistant professor of English to teach courses in 19th-Century British Literature, including courses in Romantic and Victorian Literature.

MINIMUM (REQUIRED) QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in 19th-Century British Literature in hand by August 15th, 2013. Emphasis must be demonstrated in each of the following ways: 1) Ph.D.-level coursework in 19th-Century British Literature; 2) Written and/or oral qualifying exams in 19th-Century British Literature; and 3) a dissertation project focusing on issues pertaining to 19th-Century British Literature. Effective written communication skills and effective oral communication and interpersonal skills.

DEMONSTRATED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to teach courses in 19th-Century British Literature, including courses in Romantic and Victorian Literature. Ability to teach introductory survey of British literature from 1785-present. Ability to teach courses in composition or technical communication. Potential in scholarship and publication. Willingness to develop and teach distance education courses. Interest in developing community outreach and/or Service Learning programs. Tenure-track assignment includes: 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and departmental, college, and university service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience or training in one or more of the following areas desired: Ethnic Studies; Digital Humanities; or Juvenile Literature.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2012.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu , search by the position, and follow the electronic employment process. Paper and e-mail applications will not be accepted. Applicants will submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names of and contact information for three references. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. We encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. SDSU will not be interviewing at the MLA in Boston.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/7 letters of recommendation and teaching statement (x4)

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: Phone interview, 12/28, 1/28

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/25 x 2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/1

Offer accepted: 4/5

NOTES:

  • Is this a failed search from last year?
  • A: SDS interviewed people in this field during the 2008-2009 job cycle.
  • A: SDSU did a search in 20th c. British last year (which seems to have been successful). Maybe that's the one you're thinking of?

Quick question: how ought we to interpret the "9 month" qualification on this tenure track posting? Is it some kind of probationary period, i.e., a propationary period on top of the already probationaty tenure track designation?

It means you're not paid during the summer and your salary is paid out over nine months. This is common practice, although often does not appear in job ads

University of Chicago - Asst. OR Assoc. Professor of 19th c. British Lit. - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship in the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century (British Romantic and/or Victorian). We expect to hire one candidate for either this assistant professorship or an associate professorship. For candidates applying to the Assistant Professor level, conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2013, is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date.

Candidates for an assistant professorship are required to submit a cover letter, CV, abstract of dissertation or book, and writing sample (25-35 pages) online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 01447: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted by referees or a dossier service to the department's chair, Elaine Hadley, by e-mail to englishpositions@uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Letters of recommendation must be received by Sunday, November 18, 2012.

Candidates for an associate professorship are required to submit a cover letter, CV, abstract of dissertation or book, and two writing samples (25-35 pages each, at least one from published work) online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 01448: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

UC HR Associate Post

UC HR Assistant Post

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (x6)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/12 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any clue what happened with this search? Did they bring anyone to campus?

Was this a failed search in the end?

University of Minnesota - TT Asst. Professor (x2) in 18th-19th Century British - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/2 request for rec letters (x4) -- any more requests after 11/2? Also, if you received a request, can you share what your field is (roughly)? Romanticism, Victorian, long 19th-century? This call is so broad... it would be nice to know how they're narrowing.

Rejection (no interview): 12/17 by mail - a very good letter (x3)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/11 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Note of Acceptance posted March 19]

NOTES:

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

I haven't heard either way since MLA (x2)

I second the questions raised above and also wonder: did anyone else receive a campus visit invitation?

2 things: 1) Their semester doesn't start until next Tuesday, so it's entirely possible that they're waiting until then to meet and deliberate. I wouldn't find anything strange about a lack of campus invites until after next week. Then again, at least one person here has claimed a campus invite has already been scheduled. Are the rest of you just choosing not to believe that person? 2) It is very common not to receive a definitive rejection until the entire process is completed--that is, until the committee has an offer accepted and signed. (That said, it's also not unheard-of to never hear anything at all--rejection or otherwise--after an MLA interview...this has actually happened to me. The first time I went on the market, two of the committees who interviewed me never made any further contact with me after MLA. Safe to assume now that I didn't make the cut, but still, how hard is it to send a rejection email?) Until that point, everyone is technically still a candidate for the position. There are a bunch of reasons for this, and they vary from departmental policy to committee lack of thoroughness.

The person who originally posted that campus visits were scheduled (on the Restoration/18th century page) said they assumed this was the case b/c they had received a rejection email. So it's still unclear whether anyone actually has gotten invited for campus visits or not. If someone actually has gotten invited for a visit, and not just rejected, it would be helpful to know! 

I think campus visits have been scheduled. The person who posted here about the campus visit is not the same person as the poster on the Restoration/18th century page. I would have thought more people would post in with campus visits, given that there are two positions up for grabs.

  • One more was just marked above (1/17)

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century British

University of North Alabama (AL) - TT Asst. 19th C. British - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Literature: The University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English in nineteenth-century British literature. Secondary expertise might include eighteenth-century British literature, gender studies, transatlantic literature, or colonial and post-colonial literatures. The successful candidate must demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching and a commitment to an active program of scholarship and research. Participation in college service and student advisement is also expected. Teaching assignments range from first-year composition (which all faculty teach) to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate areas of expertise. All faculty are expected to teach a four-four load with possible reductions for graduate courses. Salary will be commensurate with degree, rank and experience. A doctorate in English is required for tenure-track appointment; ABD will be considered for temporary appointment at instructor rank, pending completion of doctorate by August 2014. College teaching experience is required. To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu. Applications will only be accepted via this system. UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.

​Direct Link to Apply

Deadline: ?

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ....): 12/11 (Skype interview to be held in the new year) (x4)

  • have these been held/ arranged already?
  • Yes 1/11

Campus interview scheduled: Was contacted for campus interview on 2/27

  • have these been scheduled yet? (2/18)

Offer made: 4/9

Offer accepted: 4/10

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Did anybody else think it was strange that they asked for a statement of teaching and research interests, apparently as one document? Do you think they really want these as one piece? Seems unusual...

Yes, that did seem odd, as did the number of documents the online system seemed to require.  (And aren't our teaching and research interests clear enough from a cover letter anyway?)

University of Oregon - Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Oregon invites scholars of Nineteenth-Century British Literature to apply for the position of assistant professor: We are 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, rhetoric, folklore, and film and media studies. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching will help build the department's existing strengths in the study of intersections among race, class, ethnicity, and gender; and we encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive. Candidates are asked to apply on line at http://www.academicjobsonline.org by posting curriculum vitae, writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Materials received after November 15, 2012 will not be considered.

Academic Jobs Online

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 30

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): via mail 1/22 x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ....): Request for videoconference interview (not Skype): 1/4

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (1/23)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

(3/6) Has an offer been made for this position?

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know what the teaching load is for this job?
  • 5 courses a year (on the quarter system)
  • Anyone have any idea what's going on with this school? Their fall term ended more than a week ago, so I'm a little surprised no one has heard anything. (x3)--->The search committee is sill reviewing applications and is not planning to interview at MLA.
  • Any idea why they are skipping MLA? Seems strange.
  • When a major research school skips MLA, it makes me wonder about budgetary problems...suddenly not as interested in this job. (Also, phone interviews suck.)
    • Don't write them off yet--there could be a number of reasons why a school might not be interviewing at MLA, including sudden scheduling conflicts with personnel, etc. Even if it is a budget issue, a lot of schools are going through this right now, *especially* public universities, and interviewing at MLA is unbelievably expensive for a department. The US academic market is probably the only one that does this, anyway. In the UK, for example, they go straight from applications to campus visits.
    • Interviews will be done via Skype.  Not due to budgetary problems but due to an interest in containing costs and logistical difficulties primarily for the candidates and secondarily for the department.  As was mentioned, some view MLA travel costs for a committee as an imprudent use of resources (of all sorts) and alternatives such as Skype have actually been recommended as good policy by the MLA and other professional organizations.  Though there is definitely something to be said for face-to-face interviews! 
    • Whoever posted the above comment—thank you.  But if a department is not interviewing at MLA, doesn’t that information go in the job ad?  I tend to assume interviews are at the MLA even if an ad doesn’t explicitly say it.  Every candidate on this wiki appreciates any department that considers costs associated with MLA, but so many of us have already incurred the cost of the conference before we know if departments are interested in interviewing us.  At least if the information is in the job ad, it helps candidates make better decisions about the odds of landing MLA interviews.  I’m glad U of Oregon has saved money by not going to MLA, but so many of us haven’t on the simple assumption that unless otherwise stated, schools interview at this extraordinarily expensive conference--always in prohibitively expensive cities.
    • As said before, Skype interviews are a very reasonable alternative. Money is not great at the University of Oregon though, and may get worse. The Oregon Education Board fired (really fired, not just 'not renewed') the President of the UofO one year ago, for giving the faculty raises (to stay competitive) against the will of the board.
    • Responding to this: "due to an interest in containing costs and logistical difficulties primarily for the candidates and secondarily for the department," unless/until it is a universal decision to forgo MLA interviews for Skype interviews this decision does not save most candidates any money at all.  Instead a candidate will simply have some Skype interviews and then still incur the costs to attend MLA for other interviews.  Skype interviews are fine but let's not pretend that it's really saving any money for the candidates--at least not yet.

University of Pennsylvania - TT Assistant Professor in 19th-century British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in nineteenth-century British literature. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester; salary and benefits will be competitive. Applications include a letter of application, CV, writing sample (max. 7500 words), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 26, 2012.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • 11/5 Letters Ordered via Interfolio (x7), [assuming automatic?]; email request to recommenders to upload recs (x9)
  • Has anyone heard back since this request?
    • No, and if you look at last year's search comments, it seems that the request for additional materials may have been completely automatic, anyway. It might not mean anything. But this time last year, searching for the same position, it looks like they had already set up MLA interviews!
  • The request for letters was automatic.
  • [Expletive]

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/18 x2

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [campus visits noted in header on 1/9]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [acceptance posted in header on 2/17]

NOTES:

  • I applied last year so I still had a profile with all my old application materials. I deleted those and updated my profile, but will I still get looked at? It won't let me withdraw and then apply again.
  • Can't you just ignore your old account and start a new account with a new user name and password? There is no reason that you have to use the same account (that I can think of).

Is this a repeat of last year's search? (see Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012)

Yes it was a failed search. The person who said it was filled, I think, got confused with Penn State

It was offered (I heard) to someone who turned it down in favor of a different job.

  • Unless you are speaking as a member of the previous or current search committee, what you are offering is nothing more than speculation at best. Let me give you an example. I heard through a colleague at Annenberg (Comm.) that candidates were interviewed at MLA, several "were" brought to campus and the committee did not offer the job to anyone. Even if the first candidate said "no," how likely would it be that no other candidates conducting campus visits/presentations would jump at an offer from an Ivy League University, paying top dollar in a market on the downturn? Good luck to you all in your search and be cautious about what you choose to believe fully. (That includes my speculations as well.)
  • Actually, it is possible. I have been on search commitees (not this one) where an offer is made to one candidate and, if he/she turns it down and the committee decides the other two are not acceptable, then the search is designated to have failed and run again the following year.
  • Well, obviously this is all 2nd hand--but I was told this by a faculty member who knows the person in question and heard it directly from zie. Said person (allegedly) accepted a different & also excellent job for personal reasons. (x2)
  • And you have no idea where that job might have been, but you do know they turned down the offer form UPenn?
  • So, am I to understand that UPenn screened candidates, brought them to campus, conducted additional on-campus interviews and teaching demonstrations, more than likely verified references (or at least requested them, along with transcripts and so on), then offerd the job to a candidate who refused it? Am I to also understand that after having "said" candidate reject their offer, they then determined the candidates they had so consciously evaluated were "unacceptable"? This is ridiculous and gets us back to "speculation". The only time committees reject all of their candidates is when they, themselves, do a poor job screening them. Candidates should not "translate" that poorlly during their visits and presentations, particularly when they are setting the bar so high for an Ivy League school. I can't say which one of you is right or wrong, but we will all know soon enough.
    • Good lord. No, I do know which alleged job alleged candidate allegedly accepted instead of this one, but obviously saying that would undermine the anonymity of this board. I would call this more a game of telephone than speculation, because I'm certainly not making it up whole cloth and I seriously doubt the very respectable person I heard it from is, either. Sure, things get lots in translation. I think the real point here is that *everyone* would be better served by a more transparent system--except, presumably, hiring committees trying to avoid lawsuits. (x4)
    • Clearly the person above ("So, am I to understand...") doesn't know much about how the system works. I am an associate professor. Failed searches happen all the time. A committee identifies two, three, or four of the best candidates on the basis of a twenty minute interview and brings them to campus. That's when we get to know candidates for one or two full days. Everything changes: sometimes the candidate (of the three) about whom we initially had concerns ends up being the clear and decisive favorite. Other times we have concerns about one or two of the candidates (perhaps they perform poorly in their teaching demonstrations, perhaps we have concerns about the way they answer questions about their research, perhaps, aftter a drink or two, we have concerns about their stability). Additionally, instead of a committee, the entire department votes on candidates: sometimes, after identifying a favorite, we're torn (half the faculty vote for one candidate, half vote for the other -- so we agree to offer it to the the first candidate and call it a failed search if he/she declines, or sometimes we go down the list and bring more people to campus who were on our MLA shortlist.) Sometimes negotiating with the first candidate can take awhile and, if its unsuccessful, the second and third candidates might already have accepted other offers. Finally, believe it or not, some candidates would actually choose quality of life over the prestige of an institution -- say, lower cost of living, to be closer to a partner/spouse, or whatever.
    • So -- gossip aside -- does last year's process tell us anything about what they're looking for? Romantic or Victorian? Preferences in genre or theoretical orientation?
      • They are looking for a Victorianist. Last year everyone they interviewed was central 19th c. This is the same search. (x2)
      • Nonetheless, I wouldn't give the kiss of death to Romanticists yet. If they were hell-bent on a Victorianist, wouldn't they have advertised for a Victorianist & spared themselves X irrelevant applications?
    • First hand, here's what happened: they did the search, brought 3 people to campus for job talks, offered jobs to not one but two of them, and both candidates turned down the position in favor of other jobs. I have no idea what happened with the third candidate. (x4)
    • Third candidate had already accepted another job and withdrew.

University of South Carolina, Aiken - Asst. Professor - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of South Carolina, Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of English, beginning August 2013. Required: earned Ph.D. in English with primary expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly record in nineteenth-century British Literature. Teaching responsibilities will include a 4-course load per semester, combining first-year composition and undergraduate courses in area of specialization. The Department of English offers the B.A. in English; there are currently fourteen full-time faculty members.

Apply on line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69922 . Submit the application, curriculum vita, and cover letter via the USCA online portal; send copies of transcripts, documentation of effective college-level teaching, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries: katiek@usca.edu. Visit: http://www.usca.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, skype, MLA...): 12/17 (phone interview in new year) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: position has been filled, not the inside candidate, 2/19

NOTES:

Any word on if this is an inside hire?  It seems like the person who is currently teaching the 19thc courses just started in fall 2012 and seems qualified for the job.  Plus, this person has already listed themselves as "USCA faculty" on their academia page.  Anyone heard any rumours?

Haven't heard any rumors, but the inside candidate is listed as "faculty" at another USC campus as well.

The old cached version of the website have that person listed. But the new website indicates that the person has now left.

1/24  Does anyone know if they invited more than one candidate to campus?

University of Washington - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British / British Empire Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department of the University of Washington is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor whose primary research and teaching expertise include 19th-Century British and/or British Empire Fiction. Preference given to candidates working in one of the following areas: comparative colonialisms, slavery, gender/sexuality, popular culture, law, performance and visual studies, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific studies, religion/secularization. Applicants should have PhD degree by the start of appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. As a public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; applicants are encouraged to describe in their applications how their scholarship and teaching contributes to diverse communities. Please submit application materials including a letter of application, c.v., dossier, dissertation abstract, teaching portfolio, and writing sample to the MLA Interfolio ByCommittee Job Application Web site. Contact information: Gary Handwerk, Chair, Department of English, University of Washington, Padelford Hall A101, Box 354330, Seattle, WA, 98195. Priority will be given to applications received by November 16, 2012

Interfolio link to apply: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/14999

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2012

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 19th (via email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (x11 via email)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/4 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (1/15)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [OFFER ACCEPTED  - posted 3/6]

NOTES:

That application process was a doozy. (x7) Yup, absolutely no reason for that.

  • In case this helps anyone else: the ad calls for a teaching portfolio, but they do not want all of the materials compiled into one file, which is what I was expecting (and was prepared to attach). Instead they want a collection of syllabi as one document, student evaluations as another, a list of courses taught as a third document, your teaching philosophy as a fourth document. Be prepared with all of the separate documents, if possible!
  • Thanks for the head's up on that. That was supremely helpful. (x3)

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

FULL-TIME / TENURE TRACK POSITIONS in ROMANTICISM - PRE-MLA Deadlines Edit

Auburn University at Montgomery - TT Asst. Professor of English, British Romanticism - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED Edit

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in British Romanticism, to begin Fall 2013. Preference given to candidates with additional expertise in the long nineteenth century. Willingness to teach online courses desirable. 3/3 teaching load with ongoing research and scholarship; internal funding and professional improvement leave available. English faculty are expected to teach literature surveys as well as writing (composition and/or business and professional writing). Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English with primary area of focus in British Romanticism. Please send letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. W. B. Gerard, Search Committee Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, Auburn University Montgomery, P. O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023. Priority given to applications received by October 26. Applicants must also apply electronically at jobs.aum.edu. AUM is an equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically under-represented groups.

Apply here:http://www.Click2Apply.net/tnm344x

H-NET

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/18, writing sample (x3)

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ....):11/18 Skype (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/7

Offer made: 1/30

Offer accepted: 2/5

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Georgia State University - TT Assistant Professor in Romantic Lit and Digital Humanities - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

from the MLA JIL: Romantic Literature and Digital Humanities

Georgia State University, a research institution in downtown Atlanta, invites applicants for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in British Romantic Literature (particularly poetry) and Digital Humanities, to begin Fall 2013, pending budgetary approval. Requires Ph.D. by time of appointment, evidence of strong scholarly potential, excellent teaching, and commitment to service. Starting teaching load is 2/2 (graduate and undergraduate). Salary competitive. Selected candidates will be interviewed at MLA. Submission deadline is November 2. Send letter and CV only (in Word and/or PDF format only) to Dr. Calvin Thomas, Chair, New Appointments Committee, care of estoehr@gsu.edu. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. GSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO employer. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: 2 November

Acknowledgment received: 10/31 (x1)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/15

Rejection Letter:

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ....): 12/14 (x1)

Campus interview scheduled: [yes, see below in NOTES]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. Anybody hear anything post-MLA about this job? 1/10

A. Campus interviews have been scheduled. [posted 1/23]

Q: Offers made? Position filled? 

A: Notified by email that offer had been accepted. (4/15)

Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2013

Longwood University - TT Asst. Prof in British Romanticism - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Longwood University’s Department of English and Modern Languages invites applications for tenure-track position in British Romanticism. A secondary interest in poetry and poetics is desirable. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. and scholarly potential. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and also provides opportunities for graduate teaching in our M.A. program. Teaching load of four courses per semester will include two sections of general education literature or composition.

Founded in 1839, Longwood University is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Longwood is a coeducational, comprehensive public institution offering 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to over 4800 students with undergraduate programs in business administration, education and human services, nursing, the arts and sciences, plus graduate programs in education, communication sciences and disorders, English, sociology, and an MBA program.

Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. Successful criminal background check is required. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research goals, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to (indicate position #F0166): Romanticism Committee, Department of English and Modern Languages, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu. A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA (9/12/12)

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received: 10/23, 10/26 (x1)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, skype ....): MLA 11/28 (x4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTE below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

Has anyone heard anything regarding this position post-MLA? (1/22)

A: Not a thing.  

A: I have it on decently good authority that they have already extended invitations for campus visits. [posted 1/25]

- Received email from dept chair that the position had been filled (3/13)

Trinity College (CT) - Asst. Professor of Romanticism - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Trinity College seeks to hire a scholar of Romanticism. We are particularly interested in candidates whose approaches expand or complicate traditional definitions of the field. While the candidate’s research and teaching should focus primarily on this area, a secondary specialty is highly desirable. Applicants for this position should have demonstrated ability to teach both introductory and advanced courses in the field. Ph.D., publications, and teaching experience required. We particularly welcome applications from affirmative action and minority candidates. Please send a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation and a writing sample of 20-25 pages by November 1 to David Rosen, Chair, Department of English, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106. Interviews at MLA.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/14 (x5)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: This posting does not specify tenure-track, but is TT implicit?

A: I would sincerely hope so! My sense is that non-TT would need to be specified, as it often is in other ads; a few of the ads here (like Notre Dame), which I assume are for TT positions, don't specify either way.  

Q: Does anybody know if Trinity will extend the application deadline due to Hurricane Sandy?

A: Yes--the department will continue to accept incoming submissions delayed by the storm.

  • 12/17 Has anyone heard anything about this?

United States Naval Academy - Brit Rom & /or Film & Media Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Naval Academy’s English Department invites applications for a tenure track faculty position. Appointments at all ranks will be considered, but the preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will begin in the Fall of 2013. A Ph.D. in literature by August 2013 is required, with expertise in British Romanticism and /or Film and Media Studies. Welcomed subspecialties include Composition Theory, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing.

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a four year undergraduate institution with a mission to prepare midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically for commissioning as officers in the naval services. The institution 1) provides an accredited undergraduate education and officer accession program for the nation, 2) is an historic national landmark with over one million visitors per year, and 3) is a host to national and international events, many of which are open to the public and attended by the highest representatives of Government.

In pursuit of academic excellence, the Naval Academy fosters an educational environment that supports and encourages midshipman learning and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a variety of learning styles. We seek outstanding civilian and military faculty and staff from all segments of society, and provide them with the necessary support resources to enable midshipmen to achieve academic success. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that instills a passion for lifelong learning and imbues our midshipmen with the intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor needed to be in the forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a rapidly changing and diverse world.

Tenure-track faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum, including sections of our Freshman Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature sequence. While this sequence is required of all our first-year students, we individually design our own sections. The Naval Academy also has a comprehensive major in English. We are especially interested in candidates who have the ability and desire to teach writing within the context of literature courses.

The typical teaching responsibility is 9 hours per semester (1 section upper-level literature course and 2 sections of Freshman literature and composition)

Applications in the form of a cover letter and a CV including professional experience relevant to the position should be sent electronically to Timothy D. O’Brien, obrien@usna.edu, by November 8, 2012.

The United States Naval Academy does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

MLA JIL 09/28/12

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: Materials received, 10/21

Request for additional materials: 10/31, 11/6 (x2), 11/14,11/16

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA): 12/11 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/7

- my rejection came in April after I asked about the status of the position via email (post-MLA interview)

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview noted at the Film Studies page.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news? (3/1/13)   Offer made, accepted (second hand info). 3/4/13

Also posted at Film Studies 2013

University of Arkansas - TT Asst. Professor, Romanticism & Post-Colonial Studies - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED Edit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16426

Assistant Professor of English Romanticism and Post-Colonial Studies

Applicants should have a primary specialization in British Romanticism and strong credentials in Post-colonial Studies. Ph.D. in English required. Position begins fall 2013. With a student body of over 24,000, the University of Arkansas is a Carnegie 1 research institution located in a metropolitan area of 300,000 people. The English Department offers B.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Job entails teaching four courses a year on semester system, supervising thesis and dissertation committees, maintaining an active research agenda, and participating on committees. Submit letter, c.v., 20- to 25-page writing sample, and letters of recommendation in one of these three ways: 1) ***to the Interfolio link above*** (strongly preferred); or 2) as email attachments, in .docx or .pdf, to David Jolliffe, Search Committee Chair, via Whitney Ginn at wginn@uark.edu; or 3) in hard copy to the departmental address above. Applications will be acknowledged via Interfolio or by letter. Interviews will be via Skype in January 2013. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our academic community.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

See also: HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received: 10/21

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (e-mail), 12/17 (letter)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/18/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 02/15/13

Offer accepted: 02/27/13

NOTES:

Q: is it just me, or does this ad not specify what to submit as an application?

A: MLA JIL version of ad makes it clear that they want you to submit "letter, c.v., 20- to 25-page writing sample, and letters of recommendation" at the Interfolio link. (9/21)

University of Notre Dame - Assistant Professor in Romantic LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at the University of Notre Dame seeks to appoint an assistant professor in Romantic literature, preferably with a specialization in poetry. The Department of English, with forty full-time faculty, offers programs in all areas of literature in English. Faculty teach two courses a semester, mostly in their areas of specialization and normally including a graduate seminar every other year. Located 90 miles from Chicago, Notre Dame is an international Catholic research university. The University is an equal opportunity educator and employer working to promote an intercultural learning community. We seek outstanding applicants of diverse backgrounds, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. See http://www.nd.edu for information about Notre Dame. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and dissertation abstract to Valerie Sayers, Chair, Department of English, 356 O'Shaughnessy, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 11/2 (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/21 (x3)

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Curious: this job is listed in the Chronicle but not in the JIL, where two other ND English jobs are posted. Also, those on the JIL give an email address for application maerials; this one says mail hard copies to chair. Further, this job is not listed on the ND Dean's Web page for faculty openings, though the two others are listed there. Just a quirk or did this job get pulled? Something else?

I noticed the same thing! Has anyone called the Department to see if this job is still open?

Just called and they confirmed that the deadline is the 31st, so presumably it's still open.

It is Yasmin Solomonescu's position and they are not planning to replace her, but owing to administrative complications with her hire a few years back (she being Canadian), they need to re-do this national "search." Make of that what you will---I hesitate to call it a real search.

University of San Diego - TT Asst. Professor in British Romanticism - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in British Romanticism/late 18th-century British literature. Expertise in transatlantic studies appreciated. Effective Fall 2013. The teaching load is three courses per semester with the possibility of course reduction through the Faculty Research Grant program of the College. Candidates should have an active research agenda, with experience in and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. USD, an independent Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please register as an applicant at apptrkr.com/261839 and reference job number IRC8343. Please send letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae only, postmarked by October 15, 2012, to Dr. Cynthia Caywood, Chair, Romanticism Search Committee, Department of English, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. We will conduct interviews at MLA 2013 in Boston.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/9 dossier and writing sample request (x4), 10/11 (x1), 10/31 (x7)

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 (x14)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/7 

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Interesting -- they hired in this area what was it, 2 years ago? Moved on so quickly or what?

It was a failed search. No one was hired.

Question to those who have applied to this job: did you actually complete and submit the online application, or just "register as an applicant" as it says in the ad? The website is prompting me to enter my CV, etc., upon log-in now that I've registered, but since some of the mandatory categories in that application don't seem to apply to the job (e.g. "Skills"), I'm not sure how to complete it. Thanks!

  • I just uploaded my application materials - cover letter and CV - and didn't bother with the fields on skills etc. (x2)
  • Did anyone else have trouble submitting their application yesterday? I tried at least 20 times, and it didn't work until this morning.

FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN VICTORIAN LIT. - PRE-MLA Deadlines Edit

East Carolina University - TT Asst. Professor, Victorian & Children's Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at East Carolina University (http://www.ecu.edu/english) seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Children's Literature and Victorian Literature, to begin August 12, 2013.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in each field and contribute to teaching and course development in both areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an ongoing research agenda in either area and provide appropriate service to the university, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution by August 2013 is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Screening begins November 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates for this position must complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and writing sample online. In addition, arrange for three current reference letters to be sent to: Jeffrey Johnson, Chair, Department of English, Mail Stop 555, Bate Building 2201, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Official transcript required upon employment.

Inside Higher Ed

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview scheduled, 11/26 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Children's 2013

Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Victorian Lit. -  POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor, tenure track

The Department of English at Manhattan College seeks a dedicated teacher-scholar of Victorian Literature. Additional expertise in children’s literature and/or post-colonial literature highly desirable. Primary courses to teach include a major level Victorian Literature class and the second part of the British literature survey, required of all English majors. In addition, English department faculty regularly teach literature and writing courses in the college-wide core curriculum. 21-credit yearly course load with a 3-credit reduction for scholarship.

Ph. D. in hand by August 2013. Please send application letter, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation to Dr. Ashley Cross, Chair, Department of English, Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471. No electronic submissions, please. Deadline: 1 November 2012. Applications acknowledged by email. Manhattan College, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. Manhattan College welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. An AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V. We are committed to a diverse campus community.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: x10 (email, 12/6)

  • "Thank you for your patience in waiting to hear from us as we recovered from Hurricane Sandy.  I am now writing to let you know we have recieved your application for the assistant professor position in Victorian Literature.  We recognize how difficult this process is and how many qualified candidates there are.  Unfortunately, we do not have the time to reply to everyone personally.  If we decided to pursue your candidacy further, we will be in touch with you again in mid-December to set up an interview and request a writing sample"

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x42 (12/6 by email, the admin cc'ed everyone without hiding our email addresses)

  • I agree. What did they say in the actual rejection letter? Anyone have an idea why some were rubber stamped, some were rejected, and some fell through the cracks? Real sloppy process. (Bad Sandy!)
  • 12/6 SUPER TACKY! x3
  • Agreed...this also happened in 2010 with searches at both Queens College CUNY and Johns Hopkins. People need to learn to love the Bcc.
  • Yes. Some people don't want to tip their hand (re. current positions or whatever) that they are on the market and such. This is awful. x1

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/14 x4 <--MLA? Yes. x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  1/10

Rejection (after campus interview):   (Anyone heard anything about final decisions or schedule?)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

NOTES:

They hired a Romanticist for this position. Unbelievable. (Revision: I do not believe this is true. I believe the person they hired for the position does Victorian as well as Romantic).  Not only does the person they hire do both, but is also one of the most interesting, intelligent and lovely people you'll ever meet.  The hire avoided the wiki completely, so I figured I'd jump in here.  Maybe all of us should take that as a lesson....

Fair salary ranges, but nothing extraordinary. Also, limited representation of faculty . . . non-existent union, but to be expected for a non-AAUP campus. 

Does anyone have any idea what they will do about the all the mail services being shut down?

To what are you referring? I do know the campus was shut down due to Sandy, but I believe the campus has resumed operations.

So did they send 2 types of email today: one a rejection and one an acknowledgement?

  • They must have done. The acknowledgement message didn't reveal email addresses of candidates, so it seems it was different.
  • Did anyone else not get either email?
  • I also haven't received either e-mail. x5

Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Victorian Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Manhattanville College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college with a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 1,600 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students, located 28 miles north of New York City. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, the College prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially-responsible leadership in a global community.

The English Department at Manhattanville College invites applications for the position of full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of British Literature. A PhD in Victorian British literature is required, with secondary specialty in 19th-century American or 20th/21st-century British literature desirable. Candidates with strengths in the history of the English novel, women's writing, and/or transatlantic approaches, are particularly encouraged to apply. Course load is 21 credits per year, with a mix of 3 and 4 credit courses. Class sizes typically range from 10 to 25. Advising, service to the college, and participation in the college's general education programs, as well as ongoing research and professional development in their field, are expected of all faculty.

Fall 2013 is our anticipated start date subject to pending budgetary approval. First-round interviews will be held at MLA. Please incorporate into a single PDF a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy, and send the PDF to humanresources@mville.edu by November 1, 2012.

Postal Address: Human Resources, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/20, 11/2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 ( <Sorry to learn this.  May I ask how you were informed?)

12/7 x1 (email but said would keep my things on file in case), 12/8 (apparently the same email) x6 (wondering if they sent this same rejection letter to everyone...) (A: I'm sure that it is the same rejection letter for everyone, but that's okay by me.  I'll take a rejection letter that shows some sympathy to the applicant over a cold, unsympathetic one anytime.) 12/9 x3 (same letter. I agree that it was pretty nice for a rejection).

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/6 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/24

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Acceptance noted in header 5/16]

NOTES:

The current VAP is a Victorianist; food for thought.

  • How does that work? Do you think that the inside candidate is the favored applicant? Do these positions usually go to the inside person? I.e. is it worth applying?
  • Of course you should apply! Even if there is an "inside candidate," that person is not necessarily going to get the TT job or may end up getting a better job somewhere else. You just don't know what is going to happen. I would strongly recommend against allowing any wiki-generated rumors dissuade you from applying for anything.
  • Thank you so much to the above person for the kind and encouraging response :)
  • I second that encouragement. There is absolutely no guarantee that a person's having been the VAP already helps or hurts them in this search, and there is no guarantee that they won't get a more attractive offer or be a better fit elsewhere. Even if already being in the department *is* an advantage, I know of specific examples of inside candidates getting the first offer but turning it down for another position, which meant that the second in line then got the offer. You can't be that second in line--or first, obviously--if you don't apply. :)
  • Thanks! So nice to see people being helpful and supportive.

Anyone else also not yet recieved either a rejection email or an interview request?

San Francisco State University - TT Assistant Professor in Victorian literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

San Francisco State University seeks applicants specializing in Victorian literature for an approved tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2013 subject to financial ability. Ph.D. in English or related field or all doctoral requirements completed by August 1, 2013. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate general education courses, upper-division and master's courses in Victorian literature, and a survey course in 18th- and 19th-c. literature in English. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach upper-division and master's courses in the poetry of the late-Romantic and Victorian periods. Desirable secondary fields include literary theory and Anglophone literatures outside of England and the US. 3 courses per semester. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. Initial interviews at Jan. MLA meeting in Boston. Applications must be postmarked by November 12, 2012; do not send application materials via e-mail. Send cover letter (including information about teaching range/experience), curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to Beverly Voloshin, Chair, English Department (Attn. Literature Search Committee), San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132-4162. SF State is an AA/EO employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA 12/19 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: second hand -- offer made and accepted [posted 2/26]

NOTES: 

12/19 any word on this?

Has anyone else among the interviewees--aside from the person who apparently was contacted for a visit on 1/10--heard from SFSU in any capacity?  They said they'd get back to me one way or the other by mid-month, but no word as yet.

  • 5 different candidates have been scheduled for campus vists
  • But they couldn't be bothered contacting the rest of us?  The interviews happened three weeks ago.

Texas Tech University - TT Asst. Professor of Victorian Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Victorian fiction, with ability to teach non-fiction prose as well. Preference will be given to candidates in book history and digital humanities. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the university as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/ hr, #87064, attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to bruce.clarke@ttu.edu. TTU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and it encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/30 (x4) letters of recommendation and writing sample 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/10 -- skype

  • (Where are the others?  Has anybody else been invited yet?)
  • Very possible that other interviewees aren't on this Wiki...demos below show users to be only a fraction of the total number of applicants to any position these days.
  • Also, sometimes it takes a little while for others to get around to updating. According to above, interview was scheduled just yesterday. Would be nice if someone noted whether interviews will be phone, Skype, or MLA, though. [12/11]
  • It is a Skype interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visits occurring this week (1/28)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone submitted their app yet? I am just wondering about that link to apply only, which then takes us to some kind of internal job site ("Texas Tech Internal"). And in order to even request an account we have to provide a "Texas Tech Id" and "Texas Tech phone number." The whole thing is a bit wonky. Has anyone figured this out yet?

The correct URL is https://jobs.texastech.edu/

University of California, Berkeley - Assistant Professor, Victorian Literature - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position specializing in the field of Victorian literature and culture. (The successful candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the date of hire.) The appointment is to be effective July 1, 2013.

Candidates are asked to provide an application letter, at least three letters of recommendation, a CV, and a writing sample of 10,000 words by electronic submission:

http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00032

Applicants should apply at the URL above. Candidates will be asked to provide reference contact information and will then be able to request letters of reference through the online application system. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html

Application material must be uploaded by October 31, 2012 to be considered.

This department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to inclusion and diversity in higher education. The University of California is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/24 (x4) (chapter)

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (by email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA 12/17 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/26

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/22

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q. (11/24) - is the above request for a chapter in addition to the writing sample that was required with the application?

A: Yes.

Q. (1/22) - anyone heard anything?

Q. (2/10) - anyone aware of any movement here?

Q (2/12) - I assume they've contacted their top candidates for campus visits, but it's strange that no one's recorded anything here on the wiki. We're almost in mid-February!

(2/12) - a faculty lurker on the 2011 wiki writes that Berkeley does not typically do campus visits. I wonder if that's the case this year?

(2/13) - no campus visits, but finalists have been selected.

NOTE: "To accommodate applicants dealing with power outages in the Northeast, the UC Berkeley English Department has extended the deadline for uploading application materials from October 31st to Monday, November 5th, 2012." (from a most humane and classy email 10/31)

University of Ottawa - TT Asst. Professor, Victorian Lit. and FilmEdit

Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Film and Media Studies

The University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English to begin July 1, 2014 (note year). Qualifications will include a completed PhD and demonstrated strength in teaching and publication. We seek a specialist in Victorian literature with expertise in the development of print media who can contribute to the English Department’s concentration in history of the book. In addition, the successful candidate will have an academic background in film and media studies, and be able to teach courses in the Film Studies minor at the Department of Communication. The candidate should possess sufficient knowledge of French to be able to participate immediately in the development of a new major program in World Cinema, working in a bilingual environment.

For more details on our programs, please visit: www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/english/ and http://www.communication.uottawa.ca/eng/film_studies.html.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and in accordance with the APUO Collective Agreement.

Send curriculum vitae, transcripts, a writing sample, and have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Thomas Allen, Chair, Department of English, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2012.

UO HR post

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Is it just me, or is this ad a little nuts? Victorian lit, history of the book, AND French cinema?? Think they have someone specific in mind?

  • It is a ... diverse ... set of expectations. I would read it more as a symptom of a department with too many coverage needs and not enough lines, however, rather than a sign of an inside candidate (absent further info.).
  • Yes. All major universities in Canada are public; thus, dependent on government funding, which has been increasingly slashed. A number of unis have been unable to hire for many years.
  • I am with the person above: it totally reads like they have someone in mind and have to do a public search in order to satisfy any legal obligations. Still, there might be someone out there who has such qualifications and who will blow the inside candidate out of the water.
  • Yes, this is nuts and surely this is an inside candidate - it would be very unusual in the Canadian market to set a job ad so specifically narrow just because the department had concerns about coverage. Note also the oddly late start date (July 2014) and the fairly short window for applications - I'm wondering if they've got someone lined up at another institution or with a year to go in a postdoc?
  • I don't want to get into the details, but, yes, 100% an inside candidate.

University of South Carolina - Victorian Lit. and Science [Open Rank] - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English Language & Literature of the University of South Carolina ( http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/ ) invites applications for an open rank (assistant, associate, or full) position in Victorian Literature and Science. We welcome applications from specialists in Victorian literature working in any dimension of the sciences, most broadly construed. Subfields may include (but are by no means limited to) biology, ecology, economics, geology, geography, geometry, popular science, pseudoscience, physics, psychology, zoology, and various technologies of communication, industrial production, and transportation.

Applicants at the senior level (Full and Associate Professors) should have a clear and strong record of scholarly achievement, a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a distinguished record of service to their institutions and the profession which would justify an appointment with tenure. Junior level applicants should be able to demonstrate exceptional potential as researchers and teachers. This position is supported through a university hiring initiative and recognizes the Department of English’s commitment to excellence through interdisciplinary scholarship. Rank and salary will be determined based on credentials and experience.

Full and Associate Professors should submit a cv, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three people familiar with the candidate's work and willing to provide a letter of reference. Applicants at the Assistant level, should submit a cv, letter of interest, dossier, and a writing sample of approximately 25 pages. Please direct all materials to: William E. Rivers, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

For full consideration, application materials must be postmarked or received no later than November 2, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA): 12/12 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/7

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Toronto Mississauga - TT Assistant Professor - Victorian Literature -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Victorian Literature, starting on Jul 1, 2013. We would be particularly interested in colleagues with research interests including, but not limited to, the History of the Book, Cultural History, Poetics, and/or Queer Studies. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English and be prepared to teach nineteenth-century literature across the major genres. Clear evidence of excellence in both research and teaching is required; a significant publication record would be advantageous. The successful candidate will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University's three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George).

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 ONE writing sample of scholarly work of not more than 25 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact holger.syme@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at edassist.utm@utoronto.ca.

Link to Apply

InsideHigherEd.com

The deadline for applications is Nov 2, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/21. boo :(

Preliminary interview scheduled: 

  • Video interviews scheduled [posted 12/01]

​Rejection (after preliminary interview): Rejection received (12/19)

Campus interview scheduled: 

  • [Header changed to indicate campus interview on 1/11]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/18

NOTES:

I am pretty sure that this job has been advertised 3 times over the past 6 years -- as if they get someone who then leaves after the first year? Weird.

4 times and the searches have failed each time (in this job market!)

  • Really!? That is insane! They must be doing something REALLY wrong :/
  • I don't really understand: how can a search fail, especially in this job market? Is it ever because the job really isn't funded? Or is it internal politics?
  • Internal politics: last year they had three finalists, made an offer to one, he took another job. they didn't want to make an offer to either of the other two.
  • i also heard that the previous year they had three finalists but didn't want to make an offer to any of them
  • Having been on search committees, I can assure you that there are a lot of reasons for a failed search or for a department's decision not to hire any of their finalists. One thing to keep in mind is that it can be seriously damaging to a department to hire the wrong person (say, somebody who has trouble getting along with others, alienates students or administrators, etc.), because you are then likely stuck with that person for six years before they do or don't get tenure. If they do get tenure, you're stuck for life, and if they don't get tenure, there's departmental trauma, too. In other words, it is entirely possible that this department finds it worth waiting for the absolutely right person, the perfect fit for them, rather than risk it on highly qualified candidates they have any question at all about.
  • Clearly you have never interviewed with them :-)
  • Warning: the online system for this application is extremely trying, and only provides 4000 *characters* for the cover letter, including spaces.
  • I just left the cover letter section blank and included my regular cover letter with the rest of the attached documents. Perhaps this was the wrong way to go about things, though?
  • I think that's fine - I did the same thing.
  • Do Canadian universities give preference to Canadian citizens?
  • Officially, yes. Unofficially, however, most do not.

Xavier University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor, Victorian Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15411

Xavier University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Victorian literature to fill a position beginning August 2013. Desirable secondary areas include the history of poetry in English, modern literary theory, or the history of literary criticism. Candidates must have a PhD.

Xavier University is the third largest independent institution in Ohio, the sixth oldest Catholic University in the nation, and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide. US News and World Report ranked the University 16 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

To ensure consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., graduate transcripts, 1-2 page teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio using the link above by November 7, 2012. The same materials may instead be mailed to Dr. Alison Russell, Chair, Department of English, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45207-4446, postmarked by November 7, 2012. (DEADLINE EXTENDED: PLEASE SEE BELOW). Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted at the MLA convention in January 2013.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: From the Search Committee: Xavier is extending this position's application deadline until the end of the day Wednesday 11/14.

Acknowledgment received: 11/14

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/6 (2)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: candidates have been invited to campus (according to department's secretary) [posted 2/4]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

1/24: Any news on campus interviews?

1/25: I have not heard anything since my MLA interview. Anyone?

1/28: At MLA, they said they would be in touch in late Jan. I have not heard anything yet.

FULL-TIME / TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS - MIXED SPECIALTY - PRE-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Arizona State University - TT Assistant Professor, Late 19th and Early 20th C. British Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century British Literature

Anticipated Start Date: August 2013

Required: PhD in Late Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century British Literature or related discipline by the time of appointment; College level teaching experience appropriate to rank; and a compelling record of ongoing, high quality research and publication in late nineteenth and early twentieth century British literature and evidence of the ability to teach Victorian fiction and early twentieth century British fiction. Initial teaching load is 2/2 tenure-track faculty in the Department of English.

Desired: We are looking for a candidate whose work locates him or her in one or more of the following desired subfields: literature of empire, fiction and gender studies, popular culture, economics and culture, literature and science, or sexuality studies.

Applicants must send: Cover letter addressing fitness for the position, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation electronically to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/ASU/English . (No faxes, e-mails or hardcopies accepted.) Application deadline is October 31, 2012; if not filled, and then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing Sample 12/1 (X3), 12/3 (X1)

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: Phone 12/13

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Q: Has anyone else had trouble using the interfolio letters of ref service with this application site? I put in the email address (uploadletter@blahblah45638) for each letter, but I can see that my status is still "Incomplete" per the letters. Perhaps they just haven't got around to sending out the requests / closing the site, and I am freaking out for nothing?

  • A: Similar thing happened to me...it just took a few hours/a day to get finalized. Apparently, when that email goes to Interfolio, somebody there has to verify the request and manually email the materials back. On a more ranty note, the MLA needs to codify this process or offer recommendations. It was one thing when everybody used hard copies or Interfolio, but now every school's got a different system, some of them incompatible with Interfolio. Pain in the tuchus.
  • Thanks so much! It looks like interfolio is "processing," which means those letters will be uploaded at some point in the near future. Wow! I agree that this whole process is nuts, with each school doing its own super unique thing. Sure makes for a lot of work. I am just so glad that people are being so nice on this board -- we haven't been stripped of our humanity :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 12

NOTES:

Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH) - TT Asst. Professor Renaissance OR 19th c. British  - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15018

The Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) English department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2013, in Renaissance/Early Modern or Nineteenth-Century British Literature; candidates also able to contribute to department offerings in Creative Writing are desirable.

An appropriate Ph.D. or, in certain cases, MFA is required at time of employment. Normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, and includes introductory literature and composition courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, have an active scholarly agenda, and support the Mission of the university (available at http://www.franciscan.edu/AboutFUS/CompMission/).

To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio using the link above, or by mail c/o BJ Brehm, Academic Affairs, The Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio containing evidence of undergraduate teaching effectiveness (including student evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy), a personal statement responding to FUS’s Mission, a writing sample, three letters of reference, and official transcripts.

Review of completed applications will begin November 5, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. We expect to interview at MLA.

FUS is an academically excellent and passionately Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, located 38 miles west of Pittsburgh and 24 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport. We seek candidates who understand and will significantly contribution to the university’s mission and goals. For additional information, please visit http://www.franciscan.edu/EmploymentListings/. EOE

MLA JIL 09/13/12

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 5 and continues until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/18 rejection email

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 12/18 MLA "interviews have been scheduled"

  • MLA interview also posted on Renaissance page

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2013

Lee University (TN) - TT Position, Victorian to Contemporary British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Language and Literature announces an opening in English for a tenure-track position to begin fall 2013. The application deadline is October 22, 2012.

The department is seeking a faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, in serving students and in integrating faith and learning on a Christian liberal arts campus. A Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Victorian to contemporary British literature is required. College teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of two first-year writing courses each semester as part of a typical four-course semester load.

The application is available on the Lee University website at employees.leeuniversity.edu. The application and all materials indicated on the application should be sent to Dr. Jean Eledge, Chair, Department of Language and Literature, Lee University, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450 or jeledge@leeuniversity.edu. Lee University is a Christ-centered liberal arts university affiliated with the Church of God.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): invited to converse with chair about search process over the phone, possibly as a precursor to a full committee interview (10/29/12). Phone interview scheduled 11/5/12.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 12/3

Offer accepted: 12/7

NOTES:

FYI: Application materials include a c.v., cover letter, unofficial grad transcripts, faculty performance evals, 3 letters of rec, a required 500 word Personal Faith Narrative and 500 word Personal Statement on the Integration of Faith and Learning. Applicants may also be interested in the Declaration of Faith found on the app.

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Loyola University New Orleans - TT Asst. Professor, Romantic and Victorian Lit. - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16364

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach Romantic and Victorian literature and other departmental courses, with a teaching load of 3/3. PhD required by the time of appointment. Send applications through Interfolio by November 2, 2012 to Professor Christopher Chambers, Chair, Department of English, Loyola University New Orleans. Application must include a letter of application that addresses teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita, sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Loyola University New Orleans is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about our university and department, please visit our web pages (http://www.loyno.edu ; http://chn.loyno.edu/english)

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Email (12/19) x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, Skype, phone, etc.): MLA (12/14) X 3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/10 x2

  • did rejections indicate campus visits scheduled?
  • email reads "we have now selected a group of finalists for on-campus interviews"

Campus interview scheduled: <--Date?

  • second-hand report of campus visit by 19th c. ABD (not inside candidate), scheduled around second week of Jan.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Has anyone heard any news at all about this position?

A: I haven't. x2

They hired a visiting Romanticist last year, so this may be a faux search.

  • Not sure about this--the VAP is a long-18th-centuryist, and this postion pretty clearly calls for Rom/Vic. Their faculty does not seem to include anyone in Victorian lit at the moment. I'd wager the search is legit.
  • I have heard zilch about this since applying, but my thinking is the same as above: the VAP they have doesn't really fit the search.

We received 204 applications for this position, and we will be interviewing 12 candidates at MLA in Boston, with campus visits for finalists in mid- to late January. If you have any questions about this search, you can email me, Christopher Schaberg, at schaberg@loyno.edu

Any one else who interviewed with Loyola at the MLA hear back on this? Having looked at last year's WIKI, and Loyola's hires at that time, I'm starting to wonder if this is indeed a real search. the search committee was great--I really liked them and they seemed in earnest. but the search may have been for naught, as last year Loyola searched for a visiting romanticist and/or a person to teach film. They appear to have hired both. likely they like them both and want to hire them for good?

  • Note discussion above about how VAP that was hired last year doesn't seem to fit search.
  • The search is indeed real. We're in the middle of campus visits now.  The VAP matter is always complex, and never an easy thing to interpret in any simple way.  Basically we at Loyola think it's better for the VAPs, the profession, as well as for our students when we have a sudden open line to hire VAPs—even when this means risking potential awkwardness (on all sides) in the event that we roll out a t-t search the following year.  One more thing: our MLA interviews were fantastic across the board. It was a really tough choice.  Good luck, everyone. - C. Schaberg

Milligan College (TN) - TT Asst., Composition and 19th/20thc. British Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor-level faculty position in humanities, composition and English. The primary teaching responsibility is in the College's interdisciplinary foundational humanities program. In addition, the position will include teaching nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature and composition. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in English (or be nearing completion of the degree) and must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the College mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the College's goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and encourages female and minority applicants. The College offers competitive salary and benefits. Visit http://www.milligan.edu for information about the College and its mission statement.

Please send a letter of application, c.v., and three sealed letters of recommendation to englishsearch@milligan.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 5, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/25 (response to mission statement) 2x

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled: 11/8

Offer made: 12/7

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Purdue University Calumet - TT Assistant Professor, 19th-20th c. British Literature - CANCELLEDEdit

Purdue University Calumet in Hammond Indiana has an opening in the Department of English and Philosophy for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of 19th and 20th/21st century British literature to start on August 19, 2013. Class size is typically between 20 and 25 students. Regular duties include teaching, participation in departmental and university committee work, and ongoing engagement in scholarly research. Purdue Calumet provides release time for scholarship and support for travel. Faculty will have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary and experiential teaching.

Qualifications

Required: Completed Ph.D. in English or closely related field is required by August 19, 2013

Candidates able to offer advanced undergraduate classes and masters-level seminars in Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary British literature are encouraged to apply

Purdue University Calumet is an academically comprehensive regional university, part of the world-class Purdue University system. It is located in Hammond, Indiana, less than 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago near the shores of Lake Michigan, with easy access to such major research libraries such as the Newberry and Regenstein. Purdue Calumet offers associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, plus professional certificates in a wide range of fields including the liberal arts; natural behavioral, and social sciences; and professional program for nursing, management/business, and education, as well as such traditional Purdue strengths as engineering and technology. The student body of approximately 10,000 is diverse, with an enrollment that includes some 31 percent minority students, and more Hispanic students than any other Indiana university or college. Purdue Calumet serves both commuter and residential students, with apartment-style student housing facilities.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (up to 20 pages), three letters of recommendation, and transcripts (unofficial ones accepted at this point) by December 1, 2012, to:

British Literature Search Committee
Department of English & Philosophy, CLO 217
Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323

Review of completed applications begins November 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

NOTES:

NOTE: This seems to be a repeat of a search that was run (without evident success) last year: see Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

10/17/2012: I applied last week today got this email message from the head of the English department:

"Dear [x], I'm very sorry to tell you that the Assistant Professor position in British literature that you applied for here at Purdue University Calumet has a been cancelled. We have had a last-minute change to our budget, and unfortunately we need to freeze our search."

11/5/2012: Confirmed -- called their department office today and the search is definitely suspended. Just wanted to share this info since the Interfolio submission page is still live.

Also posted at Modern British 2013

SUNY-Oswego - TT Asst. - Literature and Technology (19th c. British and/or American Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

English, 302 Campus Ctr, Oswego, NY 13126

http://www.oswego.edu/administration/human_resources/vacancy

The SUNY-Oswego Department of English and Creative Writing invites applications for a tenure-track position in Literature and Technology. We seek a teacher-scholar committed to exploring the emergence of different technologies and media forms, with particular attention to the formal and/or ideological aspects of 19th century British and/or American literature.

Particular interests may also include a focus upon matters of gender, race, class, and sexuality; intellectual property, archives, digital humanities, or new media studies. We would also be interested in candidates whose work focuses on the redeployment of 19th-century literary strategies in later times using a variety of established or emergent media.

Statements of particular intellectual and professional interests are encouraged. Complete information about the position and application procedures can be found at http://www.oswego.edu/vacancies.

Application review begins November 1, 2012. Preliminary interviews at MLA. Inquiries to: bennet.schaber@oswego.edu SUNY Oswego seeks a diverse faculty committed to teaching and grounded in sustained scholarly and creative activities. Women, persons of color, and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. An Affirmative Action Employer.

MLA JIL 09/28/12

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Early American 2013 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2013

How do you upload letters of reference (or enter Interfolio email addresses) on their platform?

University of Northern Iowa - TT Assistant Professor, 19th Century Non-U.S. Literature in English - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, Languages & Literatures

Position: Tenure-Line Assistant Professor, 19th Century Non-U.S. Literature in English, to begin 12 August 2013, in the Department of Languages & Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa. Attractive teaching load: teach general and specialized literature courses and Liberal Arts Core courses (writing, literature, and/or humanities). Competitive salary and benefits.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. earned by June 2013 (specific evidence of completion date required); specialty in 19th century global literature in English excluding that of the United States; evidence of ability and commitment to teach lower-division English literature from its beginning to the present as well as upper-division and graduate courses in British Romantic and Victorian literature and open topics related to 19th century global literature in English; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, research, and publishing.

Application: For additional information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Applications received by 26 November 2012, will be given full consideration. The Department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action. Pre-employment background checks are required.

MLA JIL 10/26/12

Deadline: 26 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/15 x7

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....):  2/2 Skype (x9 according to email)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/27 x2

3/6  have campus visits been scheduled?

3/6 I was told it was going to take a while for them to come to a decision. Late March, if then.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/10

NOTES: 

Also posted at Anglophone 2013

  • 1/14 any word on this?
  • not yet
  • additional materials were only due 1/9, so I imagine they are still reviewing these new doc.s
  • Has anyone heard anything since the campus visits? Thank you!
  • Heard second hand from another who was on campus visit that no response so far, so that is two of you (as of May 14) who went and haven't heard.  My source was thinking of contacting them this week, perhaps on Friday, if nothing has been heard.

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

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

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received: 11/2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/19 via email

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [according to Resotration/18th c. page]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2013

Utah Valley University - TT Asst. Professor, Transatlantic Lit. (Victorian and/or 19th c. American) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Summary of Duties: Under the direction of the Department Chair of English and Literature, the Assistant Professor - English and Literature will: teach first year writing, lower and upper division courses per semester in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college which are embodied in UVU's mission.

1. Design and teach Victorian literature classes, preparing appropriate instructional materials for the course (syllabi, exams, and other items as needed). Guided by measurable objectives for the course, evaluate student performance using rigorous methods; incorporate student-oriented approaches to learning.

2. Design and teach American Realism and Naturalism literature, preparing appropriate instructional materials for the course (syllabi, exams, and other items as needed). Guided by measurable objectives for the course, evaluate student performance using rigorous methods; incorporate student-oriented approaches to learning.

3. Design and teach two sections of first-year composition, preparing appropriate instructional materials for the course (syllabi, exams, and other items as needed). Guided by measurable objectives for the course, evaluate student performance using rigorous methods; incorporate student-oriented approaches to learning.

4. Attend assigned meetings, maintain regular office hours, and contribute to the success of the students and the department by participating on committees. In harmony with the Carnegie "engaged learning" designation, consider and implement projects that serve the "engaged learning" mission of the university, including service learning and other means of fostering collegial relations on campus and in the wider community.

5. Engage in scholarly activities, produce scholarly work.

6. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. (by August 2013) in Transatlantic Literature, British Victorianism, or 19th-century American literature.

Applicants with specialties in comparative colonialisms, industrialization and urbanization, gender and sexuality are especially encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Capacity to teach both British Victorian literature and American Realism and Naturalism. Capacity to teach first-year composition.

Prepare instructional materials, including examinations, course outlines, syllabi, visual aids and presentations for four courses each semester. Instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups in regular classrooms and or computerized classrooms through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, laboratories, individualized instruction and other appropriate methods.

Evaluate instruction and learning through use of written, oral and performance tests; maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up. Incorporate scholarship into classroom settings with dexterity. Uphold professional and ethical standards.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

Link to Apply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Screening date: 11-18-2012; Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or phone interview scheduled: 1/17 (skype interview)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • "The teaching load is 4/4; responsibilities include teaching two sections of first-year composition in addition to content courses."
  • Also posted at Early American 2013

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term Appointments Edit

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Visiting Position, 1yr. Full-Time, 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in 19th-Century British Literature 

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment for the 2013-2014 academic year specializing in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, to begin in August. Ph.D. preferred. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Visiting full-time faculty teach three courses each semester and are eligible for conference travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21416 . Questions about the position may be addressed to Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We invite candidates to learn more about our department at http://academics.holycross.edu/english/.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (http://www.cowc.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

MLA JIL 3/29/13

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email (5/9)

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):  4/30

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

There is a problem with the interfolio application. The instructions ask for two letters of ref, but interfolio only allows you to upload one :/

Thanks for the good info!

Problem solved; all systems go (3/31)

More good info! Thanks and good luck to all!

Any news on this since applying?

Monmouth College (IL) - 2 yr. VAP - post-1700 British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Monmouth College, a residential liberal arts college in west central Illinois and founding member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), announces a two-year position in post-1700 British literature, beginning August 2013.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching British literature courses at all undergraduate levels. Specialization is open, but candidates should be prepared to teach both introductory and advanced courses, including the second British literature survey, within an annual 3-3 load. In addition to specialization in British literature (preferably nineteenth-century), candidates should demonstrate ability to teach our required first-year composition course as well as to contribute to our integrated general education program.

Required: Ph.D. is required for appointment as a visiting assistant professor. A commitment to the liberal arts and an appreciation for the small college learning environment is essential.

Please forward letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Mark Willhardt, Chair, Department of English, Monmouth College by e-mail to: facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Monmouth College is a nationally-ranked private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students. Monmouth offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in 34 majors. Founded in 1853, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located in Monmouth, Illinois, a small, friendly community located approximately one hour from both Peoria and the Quad Cities.

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21479

MLA JIL 4/12/13

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received: 4/17

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/16

NOTES:

I'm confused by the 5/16 note that an offer was accepted -- I rec'd an email from Monmouth that the search was in process on 5/17.

Can you copy/paste what the email said?  I haven't heard anything from them since submitting materials, so I assume I'm not being considered as a candidate.

Here's the email from 5/17:

"Thank you for submitting your application materials in response to our announcement of the above position opening.  Your materials will be forwarded for further consideration. Please know that we hope to proceed with the search process as quickly as possible and will notify you as soon as a decision is made.  If in the meantime you have any questions or if you simply wish to know the status of the search, please do not hesitate to contact the Academic Affairs Office at (309) 457-2325. Again, thank you for submitting your application materials.  Your interest in employment with Monmouth College is truly appreciated.  Sincerely, Search Committee Monmouth College"

  • Thanks for posting the email.  It is the same as the one I received after I submitted my materials; I thought, perhaps, you had received a different email (or an update on their search).  Maybe the email is generated automatically?

Any news?

Also posted at British Open 2013

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

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

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins March 20, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything?

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2013

University of California, Santa Cruz - Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern British Literature, 1800-1945 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2013-14 academic year, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. We are seeking a scholar of modern British literature (1800 to 1945) with wide-ranging research interests in nineteenth- and/or twentieth-century literature, preferably with competence in at least one additional language literature that is relevant to the field. Evidence of scholarly activity, such as publications, is required. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests may include: Victorian studies, modernism, 19th- and 20th-century English, continental, and/or non-European literatures, transatlantic studies, postcolonial studies, studies in material and digital cultures, and gender, race, and sexuality studies. We have particular needs in fiction, but will consider candidates who work in other genres or across genres. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research, to have clearly demonstrated university teaching skills at the undergraduate level, and to be able to teach large lecture courses as well as smaller classes. The applicant must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their writing, research, teaching, and/or service. This position carries a teaching workload of four scheduled courses over three quarters with an expectation that the selected candidate will pursue an active program of research and writing and will perform significant departmental service.

RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor

SALARY: $54,800 – $61,300, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 15, 2013, or the equivalent of the Ph.D. in a relevant field of study, and demonstrated research and teaching excellence.

POSITION AVAILABLE AND DURATION: To begin on July 1, 2013, for one year with the possibility of reappointment for a second year based on a successful performance review conducted after the first year. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and should include: an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 25 double-spaced pages, and three letters of recommendation* (dated 2010 or later). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their teaching philosophy and their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Submit all documents/materials as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00025 
Refer to Position #JPF00025-13 in all correspondence.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2013. 
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: April 8 (x3)

Rejection (no interview): Has anybody heard anything since Skype interviews? I'm assuming they've made their pick by now, but haven't received word one way or another.... (4/26) Rejection by email (4/30)

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): April 11 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any movement on this one? Any guesses as to when there might be movement?

What materials were requested? An additional writing sample? More teaching information?

Course syllabi and teaching evaluations. 

Also posted at Modern British 2013

University of Denver - Lecturer in British LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at the University of Denver offers the BA and PhD in literary studies, creative writing, and rhetoric and theory. It also offers an MA in Literary Studies. Like most English departments, we accommodate several different approaches to and emphases on the study of literature and the teaching of creative writing, including (a) the study of the history of literature in English and in English translation; (b) the production of literature as a creative act; and (c) the interpretation of literature within the rhetorical context of aesthetics, which has a complex relationship to social, economic, cultural and political conditions.

The Department of English at the University of Denver is seeking a lecturer in British literature for the 2013-14 academic year. Successful candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in eighteenth and nineteenth Century British literature in addition to university Common Curriculum courses.

Duties: teaching 8 classes per academic year, grading assignments, holding office hours, meeting with students. Teaching classes: 75% Grade assigned work: 20% Hold office hours and meet with students and supervisors as necessary: 5%

Required Qualifications:

• PhD in English with area of expertise in British Literature • Publications in the field of British Literature • Experience teaching eighteenth and/or nineteenth century British literature at the college level

Preferred Qualifications:

• PhD in English with area of expertise in eighteenth and/or nineteenth century British Literature • Publications in the field of eighteenth and/or nineteenth century British Literature • Experience teaching upper-division and graduate courses in the field

Those who wish to apply must submit an online application at http://www.dujobs.org and attach a cover letter and a C.V. Please mail or email 3 letters of recommendation and any additional supporting materials to: L. Bensel-Meyers, Chair, Department of English, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 or lbenselm@du.edu. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Please see our extensive benefit package at http://www.de.edu/hr/benefits.

MLA JIL 07/05/13

Deadline: ? [job posted at U of Denver HR on 07/03/13]

Acknowledgment received:

Rejection Letter:

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

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Vanderbilt University - Sr. Lecturer in Victorian Lit.Edit

Vanderbilt University seeks a Senior Lecturer in Victorian literature with experience in digital humanities for a three-year non-tenure track appointment beginning Fall, 2013 (with the possibility of renewal) in the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy and the Department of English. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the Creative Campus Initiative in the Curb Center, running the Curb Scholars Program, and teaching literature and writing courses. Please send an initial letter of application and CV to Jay Clayton, Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, 1801 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212. We will begin reviewing applications immediately until position is filled. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: April 23 (according to ad in Chronicle)

Acknowledgment received: 4/23 (was this by email or print mail?), 4/30

I am not the OP. But, mine came via e-mail (mine too, just a week later)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This advertisement doesn't seem to be on Chronicle any more. Any idea what happened?

Has anyone heard anything other than the acknowledgements of a few weeks back? (5/15)  

Haven't heard anything here, and the post has disappeared off their website.  Not sure if that's just because the deadline passed or if they changed their minds. (5/15)

Any news?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • Jan 24: interfolio request for letters of ref (automatic?) 
  • From the instructions above, I think it is automatic.

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any word? --> Interview scheduled 2/16, according to Restoration/18th c. page

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2013

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

Please remember to update totals!

Romanticist: 7

Victorianist: 16

19th-Century: 10

Total: 32

DemographicsEdit

ABD (will finish this academic year): 18

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer): 18

Ph.D. in hand (working in higher education/alternative academic track): 1

Assistant Professor: 6

Associate Professor: 2

Full Professor:

Lurker: 1

Post-Doc Fellow: 4

Total: 43

MLA Interview StatisticsEdit

4+ MLA interviews:

4 MLA Interviews with 15+ applications: 1

3 MLA interviews with 15+ applications sent:

2 MLA interviews with 15+ applications sent: 2

1 MLA interview with 15+ applications sent: 2

0 MLA interviews with 15+ applications sent: 1

1 MLA interview with 10 applications sent: 1

PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWSEdit

Sent over 40 apps, had 4 requests for more materials, which turned into 2 skype interviews (no luck with the MLA). PhD is from top-tier R1, and I have several articles and essays (8 total). This is my 4th year on the market, and I previously held a postdoc and then a VAP. This whole market is just downright awful, and it seems to get worse as time passes. Massively depressed about it all.


sent 16 apps, got 1 pre-MLA interview, 3 MLA interviews, 1 post-MLA interview. No campus visits. Apparently they took one look at me and ran for the hills. First time on the market, ABD, no publications though I'm circulating material, so I know I've been lucky. But still.  : ( sent 33 apps, got 2 pre-MLA interviews (phone, skype), 2 MLA interviews

sent 35 apps, got 2 campus visits/offers (pre-MLA)

sent 38+ apps, got 1 pre-MLA TT phone interview, 1 post-MLA TT phone interview, and 1 campus visit (non-TT) prior to MLA and 1 campus visit (non-TT) after MLA — received an accepted an non-TT Assist. Prof. position

sent approximately 17 apps, got one Skype interview (so far)

Sent 27 apps. Got 5 prelim. interviews (6 if counting school that went straight to campus visits). 2 pre-MLA campus visits for TT jobs. Accepted the first school's offer immediately after returning from the second visit: 12/7/12. I am a postdoc, but defended spring 2011. This was my third year on the market, and I only had 3 prelim. interviews and one campus visit prior to this year. Hoping the market is turning around for everyone as it did for me. Best wishes on your searches!

- Nice work post-doc! ---> Thank you. I hope this is a good sign for everyone.

Sent 27 apps, got 1 pre-MLA Skype interview, one post-MLA campus visit, and 3 MLA interviews.

First off, let me say congratulations to those of you with multiple interviews. Wow. May I ask - is there something that sets you apart? Do you all have a book deal? An ivy degree? 18 published articles? I'm not sure exactly what I'm doing wrong, but I haven't been as successful at securing even second looks from the search committees. X2 Um, the secret is Jesus Christ (Lee, Milligan...) and a drastically reduced field of applicants. -------> I am the person who got the Lee and Milligan interviews, and I just wanted to clarify that the sentence immediately preceeding this one is not mine. The Christian college angle certainly helped me, but two of the six schools who asked me for preliminary interviews were non-sectarian (one emphasizing research over teaching) and two more were church-affiliated without requiring any faith affirmation from faculty. I am from a fairly well-respected R1 and have two articles and a revise-and-resubmit, but I had two publications last year and a very dismal run both then and the year before. I credit the change in fortune to a very helpful materials vetting by a mentor at my SLAC undergraduate institution. She helped me tailor my letters to showcase teaching, personality, and a readablity that would reach search committee members outside of my specialization. The other thing she told me -- when I was down in the dumps over two bad years -- was that the race is not to the swift, but the persistant. I think that is really true. Unfortunately, this market will take several years for many of us, but I hope my story can illustrate that there really are some happy endings. Again, best wishes to all!

---> This is my third year on the market, having sent out over 100 applications the past two years with no luck at MLA. I did get two great one-year positions post-MLA, and I've published several articles. I don't have a book deal (yet), and I didn't attend a IL institution, but I've been persistent. I only have interviews at this point, so I'm still working to secure an offer.

-->This is also my third year on the market (18thC/Romantic). I have probably sent out about 100 applications over that time as well. Last year was the first time I got any follow up: 3 dossier requests and 3 interviews, leading to 2 on-campus interviews. This year -- *after* I secured a book deal and had my book published with a reputable UP, and had added a nunmber of other things to my CV, including an article at a major journal in my field -- I got 2 dossier requests (with both schools now having moved on from me, from the looks of things) and no interviews as of today (20/12). There is no rhyme or reason to this process, I'm afraid.

Sent ~35 apps, ended up with 4 campus visits, 2 offers, and 2 skype interviews I had to turn down after I received the offer. This is my second year on the market, but I graduated, published another article, and received a teaching award since last year. I attended a R1 school, but the job I've accepted is for a 4/4.

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