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Page for academic positions in 19th century British Literature that begin in 2014.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Bishop's University (Quebec, Canada) -- TT Asst Prof  (Victorian and Modernist) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Bishop's University

Location: Quebec Date posted: 2013-11-28

Tenure-Stream Position in Victorian and Modern British Literature

The English Department of Bishop's University invites applications from candidates specializing in Victorian and Modern British Literature, for a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin July 1st, 2014, subject to final budgetary approval. Bishop's is a residential university in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, currently with about 2400 students from across Canada and around the world, nearly all of whom are undergraduates. With small class sizes, an intimate riverside campus, and a faculty of dedicated teachers, Bishop's is committed to the ideals of a liberal education and provides an ideal environment for the exchange of ideas both in and outside the classroom.

The English Department offers a wide range of degree options, in Literary Studies, Film Studies, and Cultural and Media Studies, as well as a minor in Creative Writing and Journalism. Candidates must be able to contribute to a range of these program areas, as well as to the numerous extra-curricular incentives originating in the department. Minimum qualifications are therefore a PhD (or ABD with scheduled defense date) in Victorian or Modern British literature (with the ability to teach both), a record of excellent teaching, and evidence of an ongoing commitment to scholarship and research. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. Cover letters should be addressed to the attention of Dr. Linda Morra, Chair, Department of English, and sent in PDF version to the following email address: lmorra@ubishops.ca. Applications must arrive by January 13, 2014.

Full advertisement: http://oraweb.aucc.ca/pls/ua/ua_re3?ADVERTISEMENT_NUMBER_IN=28628

Deadline: Jan. 13 2014

Acknowledgment received: Email request for citizenship info (1/21)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email on 2/20, no request for additional materials

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 02/4 email requesting skype interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 02/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 02/20 email stating that candidate has accepted their offer

NOTES:

  • word is that this is an inside hire
  • from sype interviews to offer made and accepted within 10 days!?

Also posted at Modern British 2014

Central Connecticut State University - TT Asst. Professor, Victorian Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

http://www.ccsu.edu/jobs   

Assistant Professor of Victorian Literature

The Department of English at Central Connecticut State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level for a specialist in Victorian literature. Responsibilities include teaching graduate (MA-level) and undergraduate courses in field of specialization, as well as literature survey courses and freshman composition. Additional responsibilities include publication, student advising, and other service to the department and university.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in English Literature or related field
  •  College-level teaching experience
  • Evidence of scholarship in the field
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:  Secondary specialization in one or more of the following: contemporary British literature, contemporary Anglophone literature, cinema studies, and digital humanities.

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 17, 2014. To begin the application process, go to http://www.ccsu.edu/jobs. or click on Apply Here.  Central Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

https://apply.interfolio.com/24505

MLA JIL 02/21/14

Deadline: March 17

Acknowledgment received: 3/14 Automated from HR

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 4/9 (phone) (x5)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/25

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone know what the courseload is? I tried to look at recent hires in the department to see what their loads are, but had a hard time finding a searchable course schedule by faculty...

  • It's a 4/4

Concordia University College of Alberta (Canada) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Generalist, fields incl. 19th c. British)Edit

Iona College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Novel - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department seeks to fill two tenure-track positions at the rank of:

1) Assistant Professor for a scholar specializing in 19th-Century British Novel. In addition to promising scholarship, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching (4/4 load), including undergraduate and graduate courses in 19th-Century British Novel and core courses in writing and literature. The applicant should also describe a second area of expertise, which can include, but is not limited to, British Romanticism, Film, Digital Humanities, or Irish Literature.

2) Assistant Professor for a scholar specializing in Non-Western Literature. In addition to promising scholarship, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching (4/4 load), including undergraduate and graduate courses in Non-Western Literature and core courses in writing and literature. The applicant should also describe a second area of expertise, which can include, but is not limited, to Post-Colonial Literature, Film, Digital Humanities, or African-American Literature.

Requirements: PhD required by August 2014

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references, by December 17, 2013  January 15, 2014, to: Marie Pace, Executive Assistant to the Dean - mpace@iona.edu

Consideration of candidates and nominees will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 17 Looks like they've extended this to Jan. 15, per the link to HEJ.

Acknowledgment received: 11/12, 11/13, 1/8

Request for additional materials: 2/5 (writing sample and dossier)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/24

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 5/16

Offer accepted: 5/19

NOTES:

  • Any news?

Johns Hopkins University - Full/Adv. Assoc. Professor, pref. long 19th c. (2 positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at The Johns Hopkins University announces a search for two distinguished scholars at the rank of Full or advanced Associate Professor.  Although we are especially interested in those working in the long 19th century, on either side of the Atlantic, we welcome applications in all fields of English, American, and Anglophone literature.  The teaching load is two courses per semester.  Applicants should submit a letter of application and a c.v. online through Interfolio.  Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2014, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.  The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty.  Women and minorities are especially invited to apply.

http://apply.interfolio.com/24321

MLA JIL 2/1/4

Deadline: review begins Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • NOTE from Early American 2014: "Received an Interfolio note from the Chair on 5-1 stating that the Search Committee has scheduled some campus interviews but that the selection process will continue into the summer. Some further interviews will be scheduled." (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Marshall University (WV) - TT Asst. Professor, British Prose of 19th c. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Title: Assistant Professor English/ College of Liberal Arts

Type:  Full-time, tenure eligible, Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications:  Candidates with a required Ph. D. are encouraged to apply with expertise in British prose of the nineteenth century and later.

Duties:  We seek expertise and/or experience in teaching introductory and capstone courses for majors and qualifications and willingness to lead departmental assessment efforts. A record of scholarly productivity in the field is expected as well as a focused research agenda for the future. We also seek candidates who will contribute to the University's general education curriculum with its emphasis on a common First Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance students' critical thinking, as well as the College's support of interdisciplinary programs.

Application Procedure:  Send letter of application that directly addresses teaching philosophy, current CV, a scholarly writing sample (no more than 20 pages), and 2-3 sample syllabi for appropriate courses in one PDF file referencing Search 13237 at recruiting@marshall.edu. Three letter of recommendation that focus on teaching experience, scholarly accomplishments, and potential to contribute to program development, as well as official transcripts for all degrees held, should be sent to Jane Hill, Professor and Chair, English Department, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755.

Application Deadline:  Screening of applications will begin January 1 and continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com (posted Jan. 28)

Deadline: Jan. 1 (review begins), although job not posted until late Jan....

Acknowledgment received: 2/10 (received aknowledgement only after I sent an email inquiring if my materials were received.)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: May 23

NOTES:

Has anyone heard anything on this position? If the screening began on January 1st, one would think they'd have at least narrowed their list of candidates a little by now. . . 

  • I emailed the search chair around 4/12, and she said that they were earnestly beginning the search now, and would notify selected candidates about interviews soon.
  • Thanks so much for letting us know about the communication of 4/12. Anyone have news since then?

Point Park University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of British Literature, 1800 to Present - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The department of Humanities and Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2014. We are seeking a British Generalist, 1800 to the present, with preference for candidates who specialize in fields after 1830. Desirable secondary specializations include transnational and global literatures, new media studies, or multi-ethnic studies. The candidate should be prepared to teach first-year composition courses as well as upper-level literature courses such as Victorian Poetry and Prose, Literary Criticism, and British Literature II. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.

The best candidate will have experience with assessment and curriculum development as well as a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to ongoing scholarly engagement.

Teaching load will be 4-4.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Requirements:  A Ph. D. with a focus in Nineteenth or Twentieth Century British literature is required for this appointment. Degree must be in hand before a contract will be issued.

About the University: Point Park University is an independent, coed institution located in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations. To learn more about Point Park University visit http://www.pointpark.edu.

Application Procedure:  Please submit a letter of application detailing your interest, qualifications, and research focus; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; and at least three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Robert Fessler, Acting Dean, School of Arts and Sciences at artsandsciences@pointpark.edu. Please note that the subject line must state the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin May 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: May 23 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 5/28 (phone); 6/5 (phone) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 6/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [second-hand report that offer was accepted, mid-August]

NOTES:

University of Calgary (Can.) - TT Asst. Professor, British Lit. of the Long 19th c. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2014.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in English or a closely related discipline, a demonstrated scholarly record, and expertise in British Literature of the long 19th Century. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in Romanticism, Popular literatures, and Transatlantic literature. The successful applicant will contribute to the teaching needs of the Department at all levels.

Based on external funding results and on research output, the Department of English at the University of Calgary is one of the most dynamic research departments in Canada. The Department has thriving MA and PhD programs, a strong undergraduate program, a 2/2 teaching load, and generous research funding opportunities. For more information about the Department, see our home page: http://www.english.ucalgary.ca.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:

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

or by e-mail to the Department Manager,

Anne Jaggard: jaggard@ucalgary.ca

Deadline: January 31, 2014 or when the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 31

Acknowledgment received: 1/17, 1/31 (superb communication!)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 02/10, 2/11

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype (2/11)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (2/19)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Manchester (UK) - Lecturer in Victorian Lit.Edit

Closing date : 27/02/2014. Reference : HUM-03893. Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities. School / Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Division : English, American Studies and New Writing. Employment type : Permanent. Location : Oxford Road, Manchester. Salary : £33,562 to £46,400 per annum. Hours per week : Full time.

Build links across the city as you develop your research and teaching.

The role: While developing your own research in an aspect of Victorian studies, you will also design research-led undergraduate modules in Victorian literature and contribute to undergraduate lectures and seminars relevant to your field. The role includes supervision of postgraduate research students in Victorian studies and related areas.

Developing links with Manchester’s cultural institutions, such as the Whitworth Gallery, City Gallery, Manchester Museum, Chetham’s Library, People’s History Museum, and the Working Class Movement Library will also be key to your success.

The person: We’re keen to hear from specialists in all areas of Victorian literary studies. It may be an advantage to have a focus on the literature of Elizabeth Gaskell, literature 1850-80, or the culture of literary periodicals.

You must be able to collaborate closely with colleagues in the delivery of teaching and learning, and be willing to take a share of responsibilities for student progress and academic management.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr David Matthews: Email: david.matthews@manchester.ac.uk Telephone: 0161 275 7973

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/world-leadingminds/displayjob.aspx?jobid=7219

Chronicle

Deadline: 27 Feb.

Acknowledgment received: 1/31

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/15 by email

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Cambridge, UK (Lucy Cavendish College) - Lecturer in the Long 19th CenturyEdit

University Lecturer – Faculty of English

REFERENCE: GG02360

CLOSING DATE: 12 February 2014

SALARY: £37,756-£47,787

The Faculty of English wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in the Long 19th Century from 1 October 2014.

The appointee will be expected to have a good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area and possess the ability to work as part of a team. He/she will also be expected to demonstrate evidence of ability to engage in high-level research, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career, and to teach effectively at all relevant levels. The appointee should also be able to teach in related fields in English literature and play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole, including academic administration.

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be permanent, subject to a probationary period of five years.

The Lectureship will be held in conjunction with a Fellowship at Lucy Cavendish College, for which the appointee will be expected to offer a minimum of four hours teaching per week and/or act as Director of Studies.

Further particulars for this post, information about the Faculty, and details of how to apply can be found at this link. The University application form can be downloaded here.

Please quote reference GG02360 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/news/archives/492

Deadline: 12 Feb. 2014

Acknowledgment received: 2/7/14

Request for additional materials: 21 Feb 14

Rejection (no interview): 3/17 by snail mail (U.S. programs could learn a lot from how speedy and efficient the hiring process can be in other countries!)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This may sound like a weird questions, but are men going to be considered for this position? I am aware that Lucy Cavendish is a women's college, but the fact that all faculty members are women as well seems a little strange to mel. Yes, I'm a man and I don't mind teaching at a women's college (I used to teach at one of the women-only colleges in Massachusetts), but I can't tell whether my application is even going to be read. Any UK readers who can enlighten me on this?
  • I'm not UK, but the Wiki on the page says that men are ineligible to become fellows of LC College. The .pdf from Cambridge about the job says something to the effect that men will not be fellows there, but will complete all the other job duties if hired.
  • Here's the link to the document I mentioned. See page 2: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/19th_Further_Particulars.pdf
  • Have interviews been scheduled yet [3/7]?

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

Position Number: FY 14-67

Reports to: Chairperson of the English Department

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

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

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

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

Application Procedure: Download and complete a faculty application at http://www.utb.edu/ba/hr/employment. Submit curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for five references. Submit application materials to:

Office of Human Resources
The University of Texas at Brownsville
451 East Alton Gloor - Brownsville, Texas 78526
(956) 882-8205 Fax (956) 882-7476

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled [posted March 6]

Acknowledgment received: 3/27

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2014

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

  • See full post at British Open 2014 and Renaissance 2014
  • From Renaissance page: "Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 4/16]"
  • FROM Renaissance page: "Offer accepted: 5/19"

19th c. British Literature - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Binghamton University (SUNY) - TT Asst. Prof. focus on 19th Century British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a transdisciplinary focus on 19th-century British literature in relation to sustainable communities.

Binghamton University seeks applicants whose work on 19th-century British literature crosses disciplines and develops an approach compatible with a major campus initiative in Sustainable Communities, one of five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs); that Binghamton University has identified for growth under its SUNY2020 plan. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of this TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching. The search committee will include members of the English department as well as members of the Sustainable Communities steering committee. For more information on the TAEs [and SUNY2020], go to http://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/tae2013.html.

The project could focus on literary representations of environmental sustainability, on the evolution and shifting nature of communities under the impact of imperialism and colonization, on postcolonial communities and their efforts to develop sustainable cultures, or other topics related to the ways communities adapt in order to maintain ecological, social, economic, and political vitality. Candidates should be prepared to teach 19th-century British literature from transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives and to engage in dialogue with faculty from other disciplines about sustainable communities. The position includes graduate teaching at a research-intensive public university with a diverse student body.

Qualifications:

1. Completed Ph.D. by time of appointment in August, 2014.
2. Dissertation with a transdisciplinary approach to 19th-century British literature and a focus clearly related to sustainable communities.
3. Evidence of or potential for significant scholarly publication.
4. Evidence of excellent teaching.

Salary: competitive.

Applications should be submitted as "Search B" to Interfolio by November 25, 2013, and should include a letter outlining qualifications for this position; a CV; a dossier including at least three letters of reference; and a writing sample of 15-20 pages.

The first round of interviews will be conducted by Skype in December; finalists will be invited to campus at the start of the spring semester.

Binghamton University is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23454

MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: November 25, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (x1) [posted 1/20]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/21

Offer accepted: 2/26

NOTES:

Any news on campus visits? x2

  • Q: Does the above mean that x2 people want to know ABOUT campus visits or that 2x campus visits have been scheduled? (I'm assuming the former, but it's a bit ambiguous.) Thanks for any clarification. 
  • I am not either poster, but it is unambiguously the former. If someone had an interview scheduled, he or she would list it on the appropriate line. 
  • Thanks! That's what I thought.

Duquesne University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Fiction -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Duquesne University seeks a specialist in 19th Century British Fiction—with the ability to teach across genres preferred—at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), to begin in the fall of 2014. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in 19th Century British Literature and both parts of the undergraduate British Literature Survey. The ability to develop courses at all levels in secondary areas of interest is also desirable. Scholarship or the strong promise of scholarship is required for consideration. Excellent teaching and the publication of peer-reviewed research is necessary for both tenure and promotion. Successful candidates must be able and willing to teach and work with MA and PhD students. The PhD degree is highly preferred, and completion of the degree is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. [Final approval for the position is pending.]

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community. Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

To apply, send a letter of application and curriculum vitae by October 10, 2013 electronically to Nora McBurney at mcburne655@duq.edu with “19th Century British Fiction Search” in the subject line.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22504

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received:

  • Emailed materials directly to Nora McBurney; received prompt acknowledgement within minutes. (9/25, 10/7)
  • 10/9

Request for additional materials: 10/25 (x10)

  • What was requested? Letters and a writing sample?
    • "a writing sample of 25-30 pages, three letters of recommendation, your dissertation/book précis, a teaching statement, and graduate transcripts"
  • Seems they made this request of an awful lot of us. Time to scale back my excitement...
  • I didn't get a request but I have from other schools in previous years so I know what you mean. Hold on to that excitement. The job market-- perhaps this year in particular-- is horrible so leaning into (a terribly overused phrase now...) that excitement seems appropriate. Enjoy!
  • I agree. Be excited and enjoy it. Its pretty typical for a school to ask for more info from, say, 30 applicants. But out of maybe 150-200 that's pretty good! (Agree with the above poster--the market is horrible this year.)

Rejection (no interview): 11/8 (x3); rejection after RFAM 12/6 (x3) [email indicated over 200 applicants for this position and 30 RFAM]

  • To the 11/8 poster: Sorry to hear you got a rejection. Was this after sending additional materials?
  • I understand this was not for people who had a Request For More Info.
  • I'm not the OP but I also received a rejection on 11/8 and I had not received a request for further materials. So, I think the previous poster is correct -- the 11/8 rejection was for people who did not make it to that stage.
  • Did everyone's rejection mention overlap with interests of other faculty members and inability to hire at an advanced level? Yes (x1)
  • I applied for the 19th century American position at Duquesne last year and got the exact same rejection letter, even after being asked to submit more materials. Obviously they were aware of my interests before the more materials request, and I certainly wasn't applying above the assistant professor level as I was a graduate student. It's just a terrible form letter that they send to everyone after both the initial and the second cuts, and they send it year after year, apparently. 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview (12/6)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 (x3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/19

Offer accepted: 2/26

NOTES:

  • Any thoughts on how imporant religious affiliation/commitment fits into the University's culture?
  • I am a 19th century specialist, but this is one job I won't be applying for. http://chronicle.com/article/An-Adjuncts-Death-Becomes-a/141709/
  • Thank you for sharing this article and your own relationship to this posting. I myself am a Ph.D. working off the tenure-track but will be applying to this job.
  • To the responder above: to each their own, but your (our) willingness to apply for a job at an institution that treats its adjuncts this way only perpetuates and legitimizes that instituion's actions. Will you feel just as unphased working for a corporation that takes advantage of children workers? As academics, we we've been litarally brain-washed to believe we should do everything for a job, any job. It's a pity that so many of us have lost their moral compass in the process. (And we call ourselves humanists.) (x2)
  • As the author of the article notes, the Duquesne story is just one of many that go untold at universities around the country. I hope that if adjunct rights matter to you, you'll investigate the way they're treated (are they allowed to unionize? how much are they paid? do they get health benefits?) at all the universities you're applying to.
  • I would second the comment immediately above, and I would add that simply avoiding this job might not be the best way to prevent future iterations of the tragedy that was just reported at Duquesne. If we faculty want better treatment for adjuncts or want to push reforms through that will move adjuncts to the tenure track, then we need to become chairs, administrators, etc., or have a stronger say in who becomes chairs, administrators, etc. Whoever gets this job, I hope s/he considers preparing for an administrative role that would allow her/him to prevent the mistreatment of adjuncts that occurs at so many institutions. Von innen aufmischen.
  • I concur with the above comment. Boycotting Duquesne as if it were the only institution of higher learning exploiting non-TT faculty is shortsighted and a bit naive. That article merely brings attention to a widespread, national problem that's been going on for some time. The best way to address the problem, it seems to me, is for those who are already inside the system to fight exploitative hiring practices. (x2)
  • I'm the OP that shared the article. I am not naive nor am I shortsighted, nor do I think that this only happens here. I am appalled at the way adjuncts are treated at many institutions in this country, and I refuse to work at an institution that mistreats them. If a lower administrator such as a department head or chair has the power to hire adjuncts and give them a decent load, then great. But most of those decisions come down from the College President or Provost, or the Board of Regents (I mean the decision that you cannot offer an adjunct more than 2 classes a semester; that they are paid by the class rather than a salary; that they are not eligible for benefits; that they are unable to unionize; that they often don't have offices or access to departmental services). Those strictures usually come from higher up in the administration, as a policy to save expenses. And who is really going to stand up for the adjuncts? Assistant professors won't rock the boat because they are up for tenure. In my observation, tenured professors do not either, because they don't want to cross the Chair; the chair doesn't want to cross the Dean; the Dean doesn't want to cross the Provost. Once you become one of the "in" group, it is much harder to really act on the behalf of the outgroup because your interests are divided. I'm not saying it's impossible, but in my experience it doesn't happen much. And I observe that tenured faculty often treat non-tenure-track faculty as second-class citizens. So I DO research the institutions I apply to. For every department I think about applying to, I look at the list of faculty and see how many adjuncts the department employs. If there are more than two or three (depending upon the size of the department), that is a red flag for me. I try to find out why so many adjuncts. I understand that one or two are probably necessary to fill overflow classes or fill in for a sabbatical leave; and there are people who only want to teach 1 or 2 classes to supplement their retirement, for example. But if the college fills most of their teaching load with adjuncts, and refuses to let them unionize---I won't apply. And I'm especially offended that this is a Jesuit institution. I identify as Christian, and it appalls me that a so-called Christian institution operates this way.  BTW Dusquesne English department has 25 full-time faculty and 30 adjuncts, and 23 T.A.s http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/departments/english/faculty-and-staff
  • Let's all agree to disagree and end this discussion here. This is a forum for job news, not debates about the structure of higher ed. I'm tired of my feed reader pinging multiple times a day just for this conversation.
  • This is not a personal service for your convenience alone. If you have decided to have your feed reader ping, that's your decision. The discussion above is relevant even if it will not be resolved in any sense. It is important for those who are trying to make changes within their departments (hopefully even at Duquesne) to see that there is broad agreement that the state of adjunct labor is out of line with the values higher ed purports. (x2)
  • Also, if anyone at Duquesne is trying to make a case for change, it would be useful to point out to the Provost, President et al, that the people they'd like to hire (e.g. those with a religious commitment to social justice) might be dissuaded by their labor practices. This wiki would provide some evidence for that argument. (x3)
  • In other words, let's maintain the status quo. I would just like to respond to the OP that the reason some departments don't hire adjuncts is because people in that department have made a conscious decision not to and constantly fight pressure from administrators to change that decision. So, the people already inside the system are integral to making sure a department behaves ethically.
  • To make things worse, this is not a real position. It was designed for one of their adjuncts whose partner is a tenure-tracked faculty.
  • Maybe worse for the rest of us, but if what you say is true then it appears that the department is attempting to offer an adjunct an opportunity to move to the tenure track. I can't hate that.
  • I can't help but point out the irony of stating that promoting an adjunct to a tenure-track position is making things worse than they already are with this system that exploits adjuncts. While the farce of doing national searches when there is an inside hire does have its frustrations (for everyone involved), doing inside hires and spousal hires are not inherently a bad thing. In this market, where many very qualified PhDs languish in non-TT jobs, systems that promote and protect these qualified people are doing the right thing. To deny the adjunct the opportunity at a TT job is to keep him/her in an exploited position and just create turnover and instability in the department. Promoting an adjunct is precisely the right thing to do to ease exploitation of adjunct labor.
  • OP here: If they are hiring an adjunct, great!!  Look, I'm sorry if I hijacked the thread - I really didn't expect it to provoke such a discussion. I posted this mainly because I am really indignant over this particular situation. This situation seemed particularly eggregious to me because Duquesne has a large endowment and all the assets of the Catholic Church to draw from, so there is no reason why they should have to rely so much on adjuncts. I do know that church culture can sometimes use the excuse that teachers should be working from a sense of "calling" and as a "ministry," as an excuse to pay them badly and treat them badly. I am not judging anyone that wants to apply for the job, and of course everyone must do as they think best: after working for amost a decade for a degree far be it from me to tell anyone what they should and shouldn't do. When all of us started grad school the employment situation was not nearly as dire as it is now (or at least we had hope that it wasn't). The situation of higher education is a bigger problem than one job. But I would like to avoid contributing to the problem if possible, and I fear that once I got into a tenure-track position I might compromise my values to keep my job, especially if I really liked the job. I'm not sure that I could be strong enough to work for change from the inside if there was a lot of opposition. Nor do I really want to go into administration: I went into the field because I like teaching and research. So, for me, I prefer to avoid the conflict of interest as much as possible, as well as even the appearance that I tacitly accept the exploitation of adjuncts. I'm willing to accept the reduced job prospects that go with my stance; that is my way of fighting the situation and speaking out.   BTW, CNN had an article about adjuncts in higher ed today: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/24/opinion/rhoades-adjunct-faculty/index.html
  • Whoever wrote that this "was designed for one of their adjuncts whose partner is a tenure-tracked faculty" is misinformed. Simply untrue. 
  • The university I adjunct at is religious and private, like this one, and super wealthy (given the state of the campus buildings and the cost for undergrads, etc.) - 17 full time faculty in English, 26 adjunct. 
  • Any advice on whether to send more materials than they ask for? I've heard that you should always send a diss abstract and teaching philosophy no matter what, but as a first-timer on the market, I'm nervous about sending more than they've said they want.
  • It is conventional to send the diss abstract without invitation, but I won't send a teaching phil. unless it is in someway indicated (either because it is specificed or because some sort of teaching materials are specified).
  • I'd be hesitant about saying "its conventional" to send the dissertation abstract. On the search committee I was on we didn't ask for any and no one sent any in. It really depends on the school probably. But I definitely would not send the teaching phil. unless asked. Its so hard to know about what to do at which school. Some places want exactly what they ask for. It probably can't hurt to send the dissertation abstract.  

University of California, Merced - Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California, Merced seeks an Assistant Professor of Literature in English, with a research focus in 19th-century British literature. In building our young university, we are trying to create research connections both within the humanities and with other research groups on campus. Thus, we are looking for a scholar who can also support interdisciplinary research in one or more of these additional areas: working-class studies, gender studies, and/or digital humanities. Teaching load is three courses per year on the semester system, contributing both to an undergraduate English major and to an interdisciplinary graduate program in the humanities. Course load will include a survey of literature in English, treating British, U.S., and colonial literature.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in English or related field, with specialization in British Literature of the 19th century, by July 1, 2014. Especially desirable are those candidates whose work focuses on gender studies in literature, working-class studies, and/or digital humanities.

Closing Date: 11/15/2013

To Apply: Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching 5) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address 6) one writing sample and 7) three letters of reference. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted via this website: Apply Online

For more information: Please contact Professor Gregg Camfield at gcamfield@ucmerced.edu or (209) 233-1072.

Job Announcement - see also ad in Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15 (NOTE: Chronicle advertisement adds "All materials are due by November 22, 2013.")

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/14 (x3 -- not me, but someone I know who doesn't use the Wiki) 12/19 MLA, 12/18 MLA

Rejection (after preliminary interview): (x1)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Do Letter writers really need to upload the letters, or can we use the interfolio email/ web function?

  • I used the interfolio email function, and it worked without any problems.

Does anybody know what they mean by "statement of research" and how is it different than discussing your research projects in the cover letter? Thanks

  • As I understand it, a Research Statement looks backward and forward, describing your recent research past and your near future. So if you're finishing the diss then its a diss abstract with a project narrative and your plans for turning the diss into a book or the articles you expect to come out of it. If you're an advanced assistant then it would be how your diss changed as you revised it and the book that is forthcoming from it, plus how the book project prompted your new research aims. Maybe others will say differently. 
  • This is the OP. Thanks for the reply above. It's great to know that despite this insanely competitive market we haven't lost our basic human willingness to help each other. Cheers!
  • 12/10: Any word?
  • They will start inviting candiates for MLA interviews at some point next week (according to SC chair). [posted 12/11]
  • Thank you!

The job ad says "three courses per year." Do we think that's a typo, or is this a 1/2 teaching load?

  • Merced is a UC (research) university, so that is a full load.
  • I was just curious since they don't seem to have a grad program. But they're a young school, so perhaps they're heading in that direction.

MLA interview candidates: did they contact you by phone or by e-mail? Phone 

University of Chicago - Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship from scholars who work on British literature of the nineteenth century. Conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2014 is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, abstract of dissertation or book, and writing sample (of approximately 30 pages) online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting Number 01843: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted to the department's chair, Elaine Hadley, by e-mail to englishpositions@uchicago.edu. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Monday, November 4, 2013. Letters of recommendation must be emailed by Monday, November 18, 2013. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: second writing sample (11/20) (x3)

  • Did anyone else receive this request? (x1) 
  • I second the above question (not sure if the "x1" means someone else had this question, too, or that someone else received the request). Considering that a large number of people received the Oregon RFAM below, I'm wondering how many more there might be out there that received this...

Rejection (no interview): very collegial email (12/2) (x5); (12/3) (x7); (12/4)

  • Did anyone receive neither as of yet? Wondering what to make of that...I'm assuming it's a rejection at this point, but I still find it odd... (x2)
  • The wishful thinking is so very tempting, isn't it? My guess, though, is that the people who got these rejection letters were those who submitted second writing samples, but whom Chicago has decided not to interview.  The form rejection letters for the rest of us--if the dates are the same as last year--should be coming some time next week.  
  • I received a rejection email but did not have a second writing sample request. (x9)
  • Things aren't so clear cut. There could be many reasons behind a 2nd writing sample request. At this point, no news is good news.

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/21

NOTES:

Is this search being repeated from last year? (x2)

  • Yes, I have heard that it is being repeated from last year, but that's just gossip.

How do we know this is TT and not Visiting?

  • Nothing about the ad suggests it is a Visiting or Limited Term Appointment. It is posted as "Faculty" under https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ (not "Other Academic Appointee" as a non-Tenure Track Professor might be).
  • U of Chicago is not going to use the position title "assistant professor" for non-tenure track faculty
  • Any word on what happened with this search? Did it fail again? (3/23)
  • Based on the listed 2014/15 courses it appears that a hire has been made. (4/10)
  • I looked at the course listings and don't see how to make this inference. The unfamiliar names seem to be graduate students or faculty from other parts of the university. [posted 4/19]
  • I looked too. there is indeed a new faculty member listed, but I don't think its appropriate to name him/her.
  • The person in question is a) teaching a graduate course (therefore not a graduate student), and b) not listed as a faculty member in any other university department. A cursory Google will fill in the remaining blanks, as I agree that naming the person is inappropriate. 

University of Denver - TT Assistant Professor, Nineteenth Century British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22628

The Department of English at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Nineteenth Century British Literature. Duties will include teaching a full range of courses in Nineteenth Century British Literature at the undergraduate and graduate level. Responsibilities also include maintaining an active research agenda in Nineteenth Century British Literature and participating in departmental and university service including student advising and mentoring.

Minimum Qualifications: • PhD in English (ABD considered), if PhD is not complete by September 1, 2014, the individual will hold the rank of Instructor until the degree is complete • Appropriate teaching experience for a full range of courses in Nineteenth Century British Literature • An active research agenda in Nineteenth Century British Literature

Preferred Qualifications: • Expertise in Romantic Poetry preferred

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 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 email to 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. DU is an EEO/AA employer. Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits.

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/30 email (x5); 10/31 email(x2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/9 email: "Please be advised that we have scheduled all of our MLA interviews at this time."

  • my 12/9 email read: "Thank you for applying for our open position at the University of Denver. Please be advised that we have scheduled all of our MLA interviews at this time. However, we will keep your application open in the event that we wish to interview further at a later date."  ... I was sorta hoping this was a "we're rejecting some people and keeping a few applications open, but only scheduling interviews with the first group of applicants." Grasping at straws here. Anyone get a straight up rejection?
  • I got the same email you ^ did. x9
  • I got the same email as you did, and was also the one that initially posted just one sentence from it. I have no idea how to read the fact of them keeping our applications open--but I do sympathize with the feeling of grasping at straws.
  • This is just a nicely worded rejection letter. Most schools keep a short list of potential backup interviewees, who are not rejected until after interviews (sometimes not until after campus interviews) conclude. (x3) <-- Ditto. Often, too, there are HR policies against outright rejecting anybody until the search has been closed. I got this same email, and I don't mean to sound bleak, but it means basically that our shot at this position is over.

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview - 12/5 (x2);

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23 [posted] Can the person who posted this indicate when they were contacted about the campus interview?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/17

NOTES:

Didn't they just hire a lecturer in this area? Any idea how these two positions are related?

  • At a conference, I recently spoke with a grad student in the program, who said that many of the faculty here are getting ready to retire; they hired a person last year and the year before and expect to hire about 5 more over the next five years or so. So the department is turning over. I don't know how accurate this information is; but for what it's worth. 
  • Not very accurate here--be careful with heresay from grad. students
  • Anyone know what "any additional supporting materials" is supposed to mean? I assume it's a reference to, say, writing sample? Teaching portfolio? But why not just say so? I've been told never to send anything more than what's specifically being asked for, so this is making me nervous...! 
  • I contacted them and was told to send anything that would highlight my work especially writing sample, teaching statement, and syllabi.
  • Thanks!! (Though why not just say so...?  : }
  • Weird! I emailed Linda Bensel-Meyers and she specifically told me to send "the application, cover letter, CV, and recommendations" and nothing else.
  • Any news?
  • Any news among those who interviewed for this job?

University of Oregon - Asst. Prof., 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Oregon invites scholars of Nineteenth-Century British Literature (Romantic and/or Victorian) to apply for the position of assistant professor to begin Fall 2014. We seek candidates who demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 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, cultural studies, rhetoric, disability studies, folklore, and film and media studies. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching will help enhance the department’s existing strengths in the cross-examination of race, gender, class, disability, ethnicity and ecology, empire and imperialism, and (post)colonial and (trans)national cultural formations; 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 submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and contact information for three referees by November 15, 2013. Please do not have letters of recommendation sent to Academic Jobs Online; we will request three letters of recommendation at a later date. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Application materials received after November 15, 2013 will not be considered.

We will be conducting interviews at the Annual Meeting of the MLA in Chicago. Finalists will be invited to the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

Link to UO job announcement

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: request for letters 11/21 (x28)

  • Damn. This was far and away my most coveted job. Looks like I didn't make the cut. Sigh.
  • OP: I didn't get a request, but I wouldn't give up just yet. Requests for letters can happen during an entire week. They may be doing this in batches. Would you want to read a landslide of letters all at once?
  • Did the request for letters go directly to the applicants or to the recommenders?  (x2!)
  • They went to the applicants. (x4)
  • they asked for letters of rec uploaded to Academic Jobs Online
  • Requested candidates - what specialty do you have (Romantic, Victorian, etc.)? Anyone willing to share?
  • My specialty is Victorian (x9).
  • I know a Romanticist who got the request. Also, I hate to say it, but they probably asked for letters from 30 candidates and with 21 noted on here this is probably the whole of the smaller pool.
  • "I hate to say it": A first cut down to 30 or so is pretty standard. <--I think he/she meant that as a response to earlier discussion about the possibility of rolling requests. Because 21 people have posted they received a request on the exact same day, it's very unlikely more requests will filter in over the coming week. It looks like they did one big request rather than rolling requests. 
  • If they did it all at once, then I'm not what they're looking for. It sucks, but at least it was quick. Time to move on, kiddoes. Good luck to those in the running.
  • Romanticist (x3)
  • Argh. I am both a Romanticist and a Victorianist. And of "diverse" background. And with PhD (2012) and publications in print. Did not get a request. Need to stop thinking about these job applications and move on - somewhere far far away from academia it seems. Good luck to everyone.
  • I wonder if the individuals selected for further consideration work closely in those areas of special interest -- gender & sexuality studies, transnational literatures and culture, disability studies, etc? In other words, it might come down to 'fit' as opposed to some larger judgement reagrding general scholarship, publishing record, etc.
    • I've been on two search committees so far, and, in my experience, that is exactly how it works. When a job ad lists specific areas of interest, those are the things used to filter the applications. So, if you do those things, the more of them you do and talk about in your letter, the better your chances.
  • I think you've hit the nail on the head, OP. I think most faculty searches are about fit, and we should all avoid taking these things personally. Everyone is great these days. It all comes down to what the department wants at the moment. You could be the next Einstein of literature, but if the SC isn't looking for your focus, then you'll get tossed. 
  • Also, it's a little early for someone who got their degree in 2012 to be throwing in the towel. It can take 3-4 years these days. 
  • Getting references onto the Academic Jobs Online platform is a little bit tricky if your letters are held by Interfolio.  You can find instructions on the AJO website under the 'Help' section (top right) then 'FAQs'.  FAQ #63 gives detailed instructions, which involve uploading the references to your standard cover sheet (a page we filled out before even starting the Oregon application).  I hope I'm not the only one who had trouble figuring this out....
  • You're not the only one! I thought I had it figured out, but the follow-up email about people's confusion (with additional instructions about how to upload) just confused me more! I hope uploading the letters to the standard cover sheet will be enough, as they have access to that as well as the specific application itself.
  • It's really difficult. I emailed Beth Magee and she let me send the letters to her directly through Interfolio.
  • All you do is upload them to the standard cover sheet, then click the arrow next to each letter to send the request. If you're using Interfolio, the letters are emailed directly to AJO. On your application page, you will see a confirmation that they were received once Interfolio sends them.
  • Yes, it took a while to get the letters added. I hope I make the next cut (to MLA interviews).
  • Any news here? Sure would be nice to have a sense of when the decision for finalists will be made.

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview (x1) [posted 12/14]

  • Why is there no buzz about this? The page blew up when they announced a request for more materials. Has anybody else been contacted for an interview? x3
  • Haven't heard a thing since the request for additional materials. X3
  • I do know someone who has an interview, so the report that they've scheduled them isn't false. I suppose it's possible they're calling people extremely slowly, but I would bet that those with interviews either don't use the wiki or haven't wanted to post for some reason.

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/17 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Campus Interviews noted in header on Feb. 12]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/17

NOTES:

Where is the apply for this job button on the ad at academicjobsonline.org. Has anyone else had this trouble?  

  • The dead page is a duplicate listing. The correct job posting is #2998. 
  • Thanks for noting the new posting #.


  • NOTE: a similar search was conducted last year; see Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013
  • What happened with last year's search?
  • It resulted in a hire.
  • Yes. This is a new opening. A fellow and asst prof were hired last year
  • Any insight into which of the many specializations listed may be preferred?  
  • I heard through the grapevine they opened this "search" to hire someone who's already there on a visiting position.
  • If that's so, then it's curious that they advertised this job during the regular job cycle with a Nov. deadline and that they are explicitly planning to do MLA interviews. Seems like a lot of expense to go to if they're just going to hire the "insider" ... (last year, they just did Skype interviews).
  • Good point. Who knows what truth there is in the rumors you hear. (x2)
  • Entirely possible. But sometimes it doesn't work out the way an internal candidate or a search committee might expect at the outset -- in other words, this shouldn't deter anyone from applying
  • I applied!  And I'm not the internal candidate!  Even better than whomever it is!

Victoria University of Wellington - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Kelburn Campus

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the English Programme.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a primary expertise in the nineteenth-century novel and its canonical authors. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with an additional specialist interest in innovative aspects of the field.

The appointee will be expected to have a PhD in English Literature, have a good research record and the potential to attract new postgraduate students; and have experience in teaching at tertiary level.

For further information, contact Associate Professor Thierry Jutel, Head of School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, thierry.jutel@vuw.ac.nz or Associate Professor Jane Stafford, Programme Director English, jane.stafford@vuw.ac.nz

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received: applied online 9/19 and received e-confirmation same day  X3 (but I applied on 9/29)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email (10/28) x4

  • If anyone from Victoria is reading this, THANK YOU for sending rejection letters, instead of leaving us wondering indefinitely if we still stand a chance. It's very kind.

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): email (10/29) for Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 12/2 (11/21)

Offer accepted: 11/28

NOTES:

  • The link to the Chronicle seems to be dead. Any other active links for this job?
  • This should work: http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=6669
  • Has anyone had neither an interview request nor a rejection from this school? My application was confirmed, but since then I haven't heard from them at all. 
  • It's common for many schools to only reject the people who clearly don't fit their needs up front and keep a short backlup list. I'm on a search committee this year (in another period), and we will call 10 people for interviews, but keep an extra five people for backups. We do the same thing after MLA: we invite three people to campus, but have two backups. In our last search, the person initially ranked fourth actually got the job because our lead candidate withdrew for medical reasons, and the other two candidates bombed their campus interviews.

Wheaton College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wheaton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in nineteenth century British literature and culture. The candidate’s research and teaching should focus primarily in the nineteenth century, and s/he should be prepared to teach courses in 18th century literature and culture as well. The position will offer opportunities to develop new courses within or across the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries.

The department is part of a selective, undergraduate, liberal arts college committed to active student learning. It maintains strong programs in English, Creative Writing, and First Year Writing as well as making substantial contributions to interdepartmental majors in Film and New Media, Women’s Studies, African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies, and forwarding Wheaton’s goal of fostering connections between disciplines across the college. The normal teaching load is 2/3. All members of the English department teach First-Year Writing and occasionally teach the college’s First- Year Seminar.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English or a related discipline and teaching experience are required. Candidates close to completion of their degrees may be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by July 2014. Candidates must demonstrate experience teaching first-year writers.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy by Friday, November 1st, 2013. Recommenders will submit the reference letters online once the request has been sent. Writing samples will be requested after initial screening. Position to start July 2014. Inquiries only to Prof. Claire Buck (Department Chair) at buck_claire@wheatoncollege.edu.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/1098

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: email (10/30)

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

Rejection (no interview): email (3/13) x2

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

  • How were you contacted? Email

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/15

NOTES:

  • Inside hire?  I seem to remember a visiting position like this posted in the last two years.
  • They posted a "one-year replacement" position, 3/3, last year in 18th- and/or 19th-c. see last year's page.
  • Any news about this hire? Has anyone heard about interviews? I'm wondering if they're going to MLA.
  • Any news since the MLA? Did they do campus visits yet?

Romanticism - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Amherst College - TT Asst. Professor, British Romantic Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Amherst College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of British Romantic poetry. The successful candidate will offer courses on the major poets of the period; we also welcome an interest in the broader literature and culture of Romanticism in Britain and beyond, and in the history of poetry from the Restoration to modernity. Two courses to be offered each semester with additional senior tutorials. Annual responsibilities include first-year writing-attentive courses, specialized advanced seminars, and open-enrollment courses in poetry. Strong commitments to scholarship and to undergraduate teaching, especially to the teaching of writing and to working with a diverse student body, are essential. Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/21980 a letter of application, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and one writing sample not to exceed 30 pages. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by November 1, 2013, will be assured full consideration. The position will begin in fall 2014. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment.

Current Faculty Openings at Amherst

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (request via email 12/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/14

Campus interview scheduled: Interviewed 2/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • ["Offer Accepted" noted in header on 5/13]

NOTES: 

  • Anyone hear anything on this one?
  • Not I.
  • Is the note indicating an MLA interview scheduled via email legit? Anyone else hear of or get an interview request via email?
  • I did not get the email but its not unusual for schools to schedule via email. Its hard to believe its not legit. It would be evil and weird to post if it wasn't. What would be the point other than to freak people out?
  • This is my 3rd year on the market (and 3rd year of religiously checking the wiki), and in my experience, any rumors of rampant lying on the wiki are just that--rumors. I consistently see confusion over "request for additional materials" where people post they received a request when they get a request to fill out an EEO form, but other than that misunderstanding (which I think could easily be clarified with a parenthetical on the wiki next year), I've never seen anyone lie or make a mistake about an MLA interview, campus visit, or offer. Every year, people ask questions like this, and every year, the person who posted it did really receive whatever thing the suspicious commenter finds incredulous. (And I have received MLA interview requests via email more than once.) 
  • When I was on the job market, all of my interviews were scheduled by email.
  • has anyone else (other than the lone interview request) heard anything about this?
  • I can confirm that interviews have been scheduled. I'm not the original poster, but I got an email that requested that I call to schedule the MLA interview.

California State University-Sacramento - TT Assistant Professor, British Romanticism and British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

California State University, Sacramento: Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in British Romanticism and British literature. Ph. D. in English or related field is required; degree must be completed by August 2014. The ideal candidate will exhibit superior teaching skills across a broad range of classes to a diverse student body and work well with fellow faculty in shaping the direction of the department and university. The candidate should be prepared to teach composition courses, lower-division surveys, upper division lecture courses, and undergraduate and graduate seminars; engage in research, scholarly, and creative activities; advise majors; serve on department, college, and University committees; and perform community service. Teaching load is four courses per semester. Special consideration will be given to candidates with additional expertise in the pedagogy of writing, literature, and film for young adults; expertise in literary theory is also desirable. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 2, 2013. Use Interfolio’s ByCommittee service. Include letter of application, current CV; dossier, including transcripts; and writing sample,15-20 pages. (Professor David Toise, Chair, Department of English, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6075.) For full vacancy announcement, please see campus website at http://www.csus.edu/hr/facultyvacancies/vacancies.html . AA/EEO Employer. Clery Act statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Criminal background check may be required.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23801

MLA JIL 11/08/13

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Dec. 13th (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/25

Offer accepted: 2/28

NOTES:

Movement on this front?

Loyola University Maryland  - Assistant Professor, English (Romanticist) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position in British Romantic literature. An interest in transatlantic approaches is desirable, but not required. Faculty responsibilities include teaching three classes each semester, with no composition; ongoing, peer-reviewed scholarly publication; and service to the department and university. Must demonstrate commitment to the ideals of Jesuit higher education. Ph.D. required by August 2014. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, and to apply, please go to https://careers.loyola.edu, complete the application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and full dossier, including transcripts and letters of recommendation. Application deadline: October 15, 2013.

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic institution and an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The College welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Oct 30, Nov 1

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • 12/14: When exactly were the MLA interviews scheduled? Method of contact?
  • Don't know. Know people who don't use the wiki who have interviews though.
  • Okay. It's helpful to post second-hand info, but please do indicate that it's such in the original post. Thanks! [12/14]
  • What does it matter?

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Does anyone know if the Campus Interviews have been scheduled yet?

Campus interviews scheduled [1/14]x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/24

Offer accepted: 2/25

NOTES:

  • Anyone know why they're looking again after the same search two years ago? They appear to have a resident romanticist already....
  • this is a legitimate search

Marquette University - TT Assistant Professor of English (Romantic Literature) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for an entry-level,tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Romantic literature, with preferred emphases including poetics and British poetry, science, and the environment.

All applications must be submitted through the electronic application system at https://employment.marquette.edu, where candidates upload: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current Curriculum Vitae, (3) a writing sample, and (4) a dissertation abstract. 


• Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Marquette University’s Interfolio site at http://apply.interfolio.com/22215.


Marquette Job Announcement

Deadline: 10/20/13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview (12/3) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/13 (x1)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Feb. 2014 (per dept)

NOTES:

Also posted at Environmental 2014

  • In case the committee looks here, thank you for having the letters sumbitted via your account. For most of us (I would guess), $12 saved is a blessing. (x3)
  • Did anyone receive a formal rejection? 

Mississippi State University - TT Asst. Professor, Romantic English LiteratureEdit

http://www.msstate.edu/dept/english

Mississippi State is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution with approximately 20,000 students on the main campus. We are looking for a tenure-track faculty member with expertise in Romantic English literature.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: He or she will teach upper-division and graduate courses in Romantic English literature: EN 6863/4863, Nineteenth-Century British Novel; EN 6653/4653; Critical Writing and Research in English Studies, EN 3414. He or she will teach 2223, English Literature after 1800. He or she may teach freshman English Composition as well as Honors courses. Minimum Qualifications: PhD (or ABD) in English with emphasis in Romantic English literature. College teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Publications in Romantic English literature.

Applicants must apply online and complete the Personal Data Information Form at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu. Send cover letter and current vita by November 1, 2013 to Dr. Richard Raymond, Department of English, Mississippi State University, Drawer E, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22407

Posted in MLA JIL 09/11/13 (ad expired 10/25/13)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/30; 10/31 

  • To the person above who received a RFAM, when did you apply? It's interesting that the deadline hasn't even passed yet and they're already sending out these requests.
  • About a week ago.

Rejection (no interview): 11/18 (after receiving RFAM) (x2), 11/19 (did not receive RFAM) (x3)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Just wondering here--I didn't get a rejection or a RFAM. Anyone else in this boat? (12/12)

Yes!

Ohio State University - TT Asst. Professor, British Romantic Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

English: Assistant Professor – British Romantic Literature. The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in British Romantic Literature. Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2014 and should demonstrate an active research profile and the potential to achieve a strong record in undergraduate and graduate teaching, particularly in Romantic poetry. Candidates with a secondary specialization in disability studies are especially encouraged to apply. Please submit a CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (20-25 pages) to academicjobsonline.org. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Professor Jill Galvan at galvan.8@osu.edu. To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from GLBT people, women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. EEO/AA employer.

LINK to Apply (academicjobsonline.org)

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/5) x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 (1/16)

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Campus Interviews noted in header on Jan. 21]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes [posted 2/24]

Offer accepted: [Acceptance posted 2/26]

NOTES:

  • Has anyone experienced delay in getting the online application to communicate with Interfolio? I entered the addresses yesterday afternoon to have Interfolio upload my letters of rec, and as of this afternoon Interfolio still does not seem to have received the request.
  • Log back into academicjobonline and on the references page there are three little yellow arrows, one next to each recommender. You have to push each one of those arrow buttons. Maybe that's why?? 
  • 12/10: Any news on this front other than the interview request of 12/5?
  • What other news are you expecting? If they scheduled one interview on 12/5, there's is only the tiniest chance that they will call anyone else this late. Usually, a committee picks its interview candidates, the department approves them at a department meeting, then the search chair calls (or emails) each person within a day or two.
  • I agree: it is unlikely they would call anyone else for interviews. I suppose the above poster could be looking for a formal rejection but that might not happen for quite a while. 

Pepperdine University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English, pref. British Medieval or British Romantic - OFFER MADEEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: "MLA interview scheduled (heard by email on 12/7/13)"
  • From British Open page: "Offer made: 2/13/14"

Stanford University - Romanticism, Open Rank - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22356

The Department of English at Stanford University is seeking to fill a tenure-track or tenured position in Romanticism, at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. We welcome applications from scholars across a wide range of areas in and approaches to the field. Record or potential of distinguished scholarship and effective teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels is required.

Applicants should use the link above to submit online by October 21, 2013, an initial letter of application with vita and a brief statement of research and teaching interests. Those candidates unable to apply via Interfolio should send applications to Professor Gavin Jones, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 460, Stanford CA 94305‐2087. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. The search committee may conduct some interviews at MLA.

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Oct. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/4

  • Q/I: Since this is an Open Rank search, can RfAM and interview updates specify at what level you are applying (Assistant, Associate, Full, etc)?

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (email) (Assistant Professor Level)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Four scheduled. [posted 2/24]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • I received an invitation from the chair to apply for this job yesterday (9/26)--I'm inclined not to apply, but I do wonder how many others out there are also getting invited?
    • Sending letters to prominent scholars asking them to apply for a vacant position isn't that unusual. My graduate department did this when it had a Romanticism search a few years back. In the end, only one of the dozen or so established scholars they invited ended up as a finalist, though, so it didn't really determine anything.
  • FYI--the interfolio link asks for a cover letter, cv, research statement that includes teaching interests, and "additional documents (optional)." 
  • Is anyone else somewhat confused by this? A "research statement that includes teaching interests" basically sounds like what my cover letter is.
  • Any word on what happend with this search? (3/23)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A completed application file will include:

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

2. A curriculum vitae,

3. A copy of academic transcripts,

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

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/10

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • "A tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature with a concentration in 18th-Century and Romantic British Literature and Culture." *Whistles* That's a tough bill to fill.
  • NOTE: The original ad language must have been an error, as the ad now reads: "Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, English with a concentration in 18th-Century and Romantic British Literature and Culture." They are also searching for a 20th c. Americanist, so perhaps there was some confusion in the copy?
  • The HigherEdJobs link says this posting is no longer active - and when going to the page they tell you to go to for application, there's no listing for the position. Am I missing something?
  • According to the original ad above, applications were not to be accepted past Nov. 22, so perhaps that is why the posting has disappeared from TAMUCC's HR page as of Nov. 23. This dept. is running several other searches, and some of these (the Americanist jobs) seem to have moved to interviews already.
  • The JIL ad, which is still up, lists 12/2 as the deadline, but the posting is missing from the HR site. I'm guessing that was an error, too, and I've missed this one.

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2014

  • A note from the search committee:
We apologize for our mistake in posting conflicting dates. As one Wikier has speculated, this resulted from a clerical confusion among our multiple searches this year.
We will continue accepting applications for the 18th-century/Romantic British literature position through December 2.
Since the job application system for this position was prematurely closed, application materials can be sent via email to the Department Chair, Dr. Glenn Blalock, at <Glenn.Blalock@tamucc.edu>, who will forward them to the rest of the committee.
Apologies, again, for the error. Best wishes to all with their job searches.
  • ^^Thanks for clarifying the situation and for providing an alternate means to apply.

University of Southern Mississippi - TT Asst. Professor, Romanticism - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, British Romanticism.

Position Description: Additional strength in poetry and poetics, global Romanticism or children's literature also desirable. Position is contingent on funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate typically will be expected to teach three courses per semester and to serve on M.A. and Ph.D. committees.

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

Starting Date: Fall 2014

Location: The position is based at the Hattiesburg campus

Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the Southern Miss website at https://jobs.usm.edu (job posting # 0002759) by Oct. 15, 2013.

The University: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional teaching and research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at http://www.usm.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • When were the MLA interviews scheduled exactly? What was the method of contact? [12/6]
  • I got a phone call a few weeks ago--I'm sorry to say I don't know the exact date. (12/10)
  • Thanks. Good luck!

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Campus Interviews noted in header on Jan. 21]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone entered the contact details for their references? I added info yesterday, but as of today none of my references seem to have received any emails about submitting reference letters. I emailed their HR IT team but nor response as of yet.
    • I used Interfolio to have my letters uploaded to the online app yesterday (10/10), and it happened almost immediately.

Victorian Literature - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

MacEwan University (Canada) - Asst. Professor, English (British Literature of the Victorian Period)Edit

The Department of English at MacEwan University invites applications for a continuing position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in British literature of the Victorian period by the commencement date. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to contribute to the department in the following areas: 1) successful undergraduate instruction (including honours supervision, senior-level courses in Victorian literature, and first-year courses in composition and literature); 2) promising and ongoing scholarship; 3) participation in departmental and university service.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, vita, teaching portfolio (including recent student evaluations and descriptions of projected 300- or 400-level courses), sample(s) of recent scholarship, a statement of research interests, graduate transcripts and three letters of reference (under separate cover).

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2014. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jillian Skeffington, Chair of the English Department at skeffingtonj@macewan.ca.

Applications must be submitted online by visiting our website at www.macewan.ca. Click on Careers at MacEwan University to apply.

This position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Employment Category: Full-Time Continuing

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Quote Competition No: 13.11.136

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

MacEwan University thanks all applicants for their interest in employment with us; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Apply to:

Human Resources Department
MacEwan University
University Services Centre
10-600, 10700 104 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2
FAX: (780) 497-5430
E-mail: careers@macewan.ca

https://apply.interfolio.com/24080

MLA JIL 12/6/13

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2014

Acknowledgment received: 2/3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Application pool was closed, circa Feb. 14 due to number of applications. [2/25]

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

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

Oregon State University - TT Asst. Professor - Victorian Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

This faculty member will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including survey courses in British literature as well as courses in the Victorian novel and other topics in Victorian Literature and Culture. A typical teaching load is two courses for two terms and one course for one term during the academic year.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English literature with a specialization in Victorian literature and culture at time of appointment. Ability to establish a program of research leading to scholarship that leads to timely promotion in rank and the granting of indefinite tenure. Evidence of high quality teaching and scholarly activities that result in referred publications. Preferred Qualifications: Secondary specializations in any of the following areas: transnational writing, children's literature, material/visual culture, digital humanities, or science and literature. Significant teaching experience, publication record, and demonstrated scholarly innovation and commitment. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by November 11, 2013.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV.

2) A cover letter of interest indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Transcript of graduate work. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 5MB or less. If over 5MB in size, submit to contact person listed. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

4) Abstract of dissertation or book (no more than 1 page) uploaded as "Other Document."

For additional information, or to send documents over 5 MB in size, please contact: Anita Helle at 541-737-1634 or ahelle@oregonstate.edu.

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Link: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62666

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:x1 (11/14)

Request for additional materials: 11/26, writing sample (x5)

Rejection (no interview): email 12/3 (x14)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/6

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/28

NOTES:

  • I'm a bit confused by the "9-month, tenure-track" phrasing for this post. Is this permanent?
    • yes, this comes up every year. it just means your annual contract is 9 months rather than 12. it just means you aren't paid over the summers. standard practice at a lot of universities.
    • Just to clarify this (which is also the case where I teach), your salary is assumed to be based on the 9 months of the school year (hence the "9-month" language), but you can opt to stretch that amount over 12 monthly paychecks so that you don't go without pay during the summer months.
  • By "transcript" do they mean official or will a non-official one do?  
  • The only true Victorianist job in the world this year... I shudder to think how many applications they're getting...
  • Has anyone gotten email confirmation after submitting the online application? I didn't, but I'm wondering if that's only because today is Saturday?
    • I submitted my application on 11/3 and did not receive a confirmation e-mail. However, if you log back in to the OSU jobs page, you can see your application status (mine says "In Progress") and if you click on "View Employment Profile" (under the column headed "Application") you can see a form of the data you submitted that includes your "Submitted Date" on the righthand top corner. Hope this is helpful.
  • To those with 12/3 rejections: had you received the writing sample request?
    • Nope. (x4)
    • Yes.

Mixed Specialty - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

King University (TN) - Asst./Assoc. Professor of English, Generalist (fields incl. 19th c. British)Edit

Mount St. Mary’s University - TT Assistant Professor of English - 19th and 20th Century British Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Mount St. Mary’s University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August 2014. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research in 19th and 20th Century British Literature. The department seeks a colleague who will be able to contribute to the English major and to the Veritas Program, the university’s common liberal arts curriculum that includes interdisciplinary courses in Western Civilization. Courses could include Imagination and Invention, Modernity, Veritas Symposium, and others that participate in the Global Encounters program. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. Ph.D. is expected; ABD candidates will also be considered with a completion date no later than 1 August 2014.

Mount St. Mary’s University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

Please send letter, philosophy of teaching, vita, and three letters of recommendation to resume@msmary.edu or to the following address: Joshua Hochschild, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, English Search, Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727. Application review will begin on October 15. Applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university, where Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community describe our collective calling and promise. The University enrolls 2,300 students and has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from minority candidates. Additional information about Mount St. Mary’s University is available at http://www.msmary.edu .

Indeed.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/16

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): (11/27) Sype interview scheduled in December (x2). (11/29) Skype interview scheduled in December.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Do people find it difficult (or impossible) to apply to jobs like this if you don't have faith? I'm tolerant of religious belief but don't share in it, and I sort of feel like a fraud applying for this job... But then, for all I know there are lots of faculty there who feel the same way.
  • This application-- all things considered-- is neutral. It doesn't ask for a statement of faith as some previous 19thC jobs in the past have done, and it doesn't ask for the letter to speak to the issue as other job ads have done. But the larger point about issues of fit if and when it comes to MLA interviews and campus interviews is well taken.

Quincy University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, English Generalist (fields incl. 19th c.)Edit

Reed College - TT Appt. in Poetry and Humanities (fields incl. Victorian Poetry) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • According to Generalist page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/14"

St. Ambrose University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor, British Lit since 1800 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

St. Ambrose University Department of English seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2014. Area of specialization: British Literature since 1800. Additional areas of interest and expertise include Linguistics and TESOL, Gender Studies, and U.S. Ethnic Literature. English faculty teach four courses per semester, including developmental and first-year writing. Ph.D. completed by time of appointment required. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. St. Ambrose University is a Catholic, liberal arts, diocesan university that emphasizes excellence in teaching and ongoing professional development. Total institutional enrollment is over 3,700 students. The Core Values of the University include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. See http://www.sau.edu for further information. St. Ambrose is located in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area with a population of more than 350,000. Please apply on-line at http://www.sau.edu/Human_Resources/Jobs and attach letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes specific examples of how you have applied this philosophy in your classes. AA/EOE

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Contacted to schedule phone interview (2/12)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [campus interviews noted in header on 4/18]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Not interviewing at MLA/No set date for interviews [posted 12/14]
  • This school has not even discussed candidates yet.
  • Just now discussing candidates
  • Has anyone who was contacted to schedule a phone interview heard back or completed a phone interview yet?
  • Completed a phone interview earlier this month; haven't heard anything further. [posted 3/24]

Texas A&M - TT Advanced Assistant Professor, Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Studies with an Emphasis in Gender - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22616

As part of a set of three hires, the Department of English at Texas A&M University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the advanced assistant professor level for the fall of 2014 in Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Studies with expertise in gender and sexuality studies. A Ph.D. in English or a related field is required, as are compiled strong records of teaching and publication beyond graduate school. Successful candidates will have active research agendas foregrounding the transatlantic exchange of books, ideas, cultures, and/or bodies during the long nineteenth century (1776-1918) and demonstrated interest in gender and sexuality issues. Job responsibilities include teaching (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses), conducting and publishing scholarly research, and undertaking appropriate academic service.

Please upload using the MLA / Interfolio ByCommittee platform a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 4, 2013. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Larry J. Reynolds, Search Committee Chair, at LJR@TAMU.edu. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/12, 12/18

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/14 MLA x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/19

NOTES:

  • Has anyone ever seen this requirement "publication beyond graduate school"? Both Texas A&M jobs list the same requirement....
  • Just because it is an advanced assistant?
  • It's because of the rank. At advanced asst. rank, they'd want to hire someone who has shown the ability to publish enough to get tenure. If you've been an assistant professor for more than a year or two without publishing, you're not really marketable anywhere. Potential schools want to know that any person they hire as this rank is well on his/her way to tenure. And at a university like this, that usually means a book well in the works if not already out.
  • I have been on search committees for full professors and we have gotten tons of applications from graduate students. I suppose its because we specified in the job ad that a PhD was required (wording that HR insists upon). I guess many assumed that, if that was the only stated requirement, it might be possible to get the job (or, perhaps, that the SC would see how stellar the candidate was and propose a junior hire instead). I think this is a really smart way to be clear about the minimal expectations for a job at this rank.
  • Did anyone else apply for this? Anybody know anything?
  • I got rejected, but it was the darned nicest, most personalized rejection I've yet received. Kudos, Texas A&M.

Texas A&M - TT Advanced Asst. Professor, Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Studies with expertise in the Global SouthEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22613

As part of a set of three hires, the Department of English at Texas A&M University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the advanced assistant professor level for the fall of 2014 in Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Studies with expertise in the Global South. A Ph.D. in English or a related field is required, as are compiled strong records of teaching and publication beyond graduate school. Successful candidates will have active research agendas foregrounding the transatlantic exchange of books, ideas, cultures, and/or bodies during the long nineteenth century (1776-1918), especially as that exchange involves the Global South. Job responsibilities include teaching (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses), conducting and publishing scholarly research, and undertaking appropriate academic service.

Please upload using the MLA / Interfolio ByCommittee platform a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 4, 2013. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Larry J. Reynolds, Search Committee Chair, at LJR@TAMU.edu. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Very kind rejection email 12/4 x3 

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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

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

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

Internal Number: 0565-1415-01

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/3 

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 (x7) via email

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/6

Rejection (after preliminary interview): (1/15) x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Be careful with this application system! It submits your entire application automatically as soon as it is complete (there's no "submit" button), so make sure to check over each file you upload rather than uploading them all at once and then checking them.

Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2014

United States Air Force Academy (Colorado) - Asst. Professor - English Poetry, 1789-1914 - Edit

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY. Assistant Professor of English (#14-01DFENG). The Department of English and Fine Arts anticipates filling one Assistant Professor position in English literature, 1789-1914, with a specialization in poetry. A Ph.D. in English is required. This position, beginning June 30th, 2014, also calls for teaching the full range of English core classes required of all students. Applicants must present a strong record of teaching excellence. Secondary areas of interest include but are not limited to interdisciplinary studies, war literature, and digital humanities. The initial appointment is for three years. Successive reappointments of up to four years in length are possible. Responsibilities of this position include teaching general and special topic literature courses, and composition. To Apply: Go to http://www.usajobs.gov. Type in "USAF Academy" in the "Where" box and click on "Search Jobs." Then scroll down until you locate this position. Applications must be received by November 14th, 2013. U. S. citizenship required.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: 11/19 (x2)

Request for additional materials: 12/5

Rejection (no interview): Rejection 11/ 20 (When they say ALL OFFICIAL transcripts they apparently mean it). [Hmm, they accepted a PDF scan of my official transcript w/no problem.] Yeah, I wondered about this one, too. I was told I would need to supply official transcripts if hired, but they seemed fine with unofficial ones right now. Rejection by email 3/21.

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 

NOTES:

  • "Faxed, emailed or incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered or accepted--no exceptions." That's from the usajobs.gov website. Put it in the ad, guys! If your ad tells people "to apply" through a website, most will make the very reasonable assumption that said website is where the application is actually submitted.
  • Is this equivalent to a tt-job? Or is this more of a VAP (3, potentially 4-year contract)?
  • They don't have a tenure system, so these are term renewable
  • Any word on this? (3x)

University of Calgary - TT Asst. Professor, English and Digital Humanities (pref. for 18-19th c. British Lit.)- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

University of Geneva (Switzerland) - Full or Associate Professor in Modern English Literature (19th-20th c.)Edit

University of Groningen (Netherlands) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Modern English Lit (post-1800)Edit

University of Zurich (Switzerland) - TT Asst. Professorship (post-1800 British, pref. long 19th c.)Edit

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Zurich invite applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in English Literature. The position should be filled as soon as possible. After two temporary three-year contracts the position will become tenured on the condition that the candidate pass the evaluation process.

The candidates research and teaching is expected to incorporate British literature in its full historical and methodological range from 1800 onwards. In addition, a research specialization in the long 19th century is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to bring innovative research impulses for the field of English studies and to help develop joint research and teaching projects with the other professors of the English Department, with professors in neighbouring fields at the University of Zurich, as well as with national and international institutions of higher learning.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the field of English (for example, advanced postdoctoral research or Habilitation project). Since administrative work is conducted in German at the University of Zurich, an adequate knowledge of German is required.

The University of Zurich is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 30th September 2013. Applications should be sent as a single pdf file and include the following: a current CV, a list of publications (without the publications themselves), a description of research interests and courses taught to date, and a list of any projects funded by third parties. Applications should be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 69, CH-8001 Zürich, dekanat@phil.uzh.ch.

Chronicle

Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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

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

West Virginia Wesleyan College - TT Asst. Professor, pre-20th c. British Lit. (fields incl. Romanticism / Victorian) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • See full post at British Open 2014
  • From British Open page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone  2/6 (x2)"
  • Offer accepted in March, according to British Open page.

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Colby College (ME) - VAP, British Romanticism - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

We invite applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2014-2015 academic year, in British Romanticism. The position consists of a five course-teaching load, including two intensive writing courses (W1); possibly an Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory; and two upper-level courses in the candidate's chosen areas. High priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, publications, and completed Ph.D.

To apply, please send application materials as PDF attachments to Cedric Gael Bryant, Department Chair, BritishLitsearchvap@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests.

Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2014. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in late-January, early February.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (4/3) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Do we think "five course load" means 5/5 or 2/3?
  • At a place like Colby, this is almost certainly 5 courses spread over the academic year.
  • Its 2/3. it names the classes you will teach in the ad. 

Rice University - Humanities Research Center, 2014-15 Rice Seminar, “Exchanges and Temporalities in the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Victorianism" - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Whittier College (CA) - 1 yr. VAP Creative Writing (Poetry) and 19th-20th c. Lit. (incl. Gothic / Victorian)Edit

Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) - Asst. Professor (1 yr.) 19th c./Victorian Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wilfrid Laurier University - The Department of English and Film Studies invites applications for a one-year Limited-Term Appointment in English at the Assistant Professor level commencing July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval. We seek applicants with expertise in Nineteenth-Century British Literature with specialization in the Victorian Period. Applicants must have a completed PhD in English at the time of the appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and publications are required for this position. Assigned teaching duties will be five courses and may include one first-year course and/or one graduate course.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample publications, and a teaching dossier that includes summaries of course evaluations and course outlines. Candidates should also provide contact information for three referees. All these materials should be sent to:

Dr. Ute Lischke, Chair Department of English and Film Studies Wilfrid Laurier University 75 University Ave. W. Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 30, 2014. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of Human Resources Skills Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Michael Carroll (mcarroll@wlu.ca). Further information on the equity policy can be found at: https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2465&p=10545.

To obtain a copy of this job ad (or links referenced) in an accessible format, please contact the Dean of Arts Office at 519-884-1970 ext 3361 or at artsinfo@wlu.ca.

Deadline: April 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: May 2014

NOTES:

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14Edit

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

Please remember to update totals!

Romanticist: 7

Victorianist: 11

19th-Century: 12

Total: 29


Rank / Posi​tion

ABD (will finish this academic year): 8

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer): 8

Ph.D. in hand (working in higher education/alternative academic track): 2

Assistant Professor: 8

Associate Professor: 1

Full Professor:

Lurker:

Post-Doc Fellow:

Depressed M-F'er: 1

Total: 25

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