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Page for academic positions in 19th century British Literature that begin in 2015.

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

Averett University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (2 Positions - Early/Early Modern and Later British Lit.) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Averett University's English Department invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August, 2015.

Early and Early Modern English Literature: The ideal candidate will have the reach to teach Shakespeare and Renaissance literature through the early modern period as well as medieval literature.

Writing and Later British Literature: The ideal candidate will have expertise in creative and technical writing with the ability to teach a variety of courses in Later British Literature (Restoration/18th century to contemporary literature). Averett is looking to expand the number of English majors through the growth of a writing program.

Both candidates must have a sound background in the teaching of composition to support the general education curriculum in addition to offering courses in the major. Background in one or more of the following areas-English education, technical writing, literary theory, service learning, minority writers, environment and literature, and women's and gender studies-would be a plus. The ideal candidates will teach general education, lower level and upper level major courses, and will be willing to teach in both face to face and online modalities. Faculty also participate in ongoing multidisciplinary curriculum development and assessment, engage in academic scholarship, and serve on appropriate university committees.

Qualifications: Candidates should have appropriate graduate education in the fields listed above, and priority will be given to those with a completed doctorate by the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Rank & Salary: Assistant professor rank. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Candidates will submit a letter of application, a current vita, names of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness electronically to Engprof@averett.edu or may fax their materials to 434-799-0658.

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications that arrive by February 27.

Averett University is a small comprehensive liberal arts university with both traditional and adult programs founded in 1859. We are located in Southern Virginia in Danville, Virginia, one of the historic cities of the South. We enjoy a mild climate on the Virginia-North Carolina border in the heart of the beautiful Piedmont area of the South.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): phone 3/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This department seems to be running a search that is a model of kindness, transparency, and humanity. A note was in my inbox this morning thanking me for my app and spelling out next steps. (2.11)
  • Any news on this after phone interviews?

Cameron University (OK) - Asst. Professor (19th, 20th, or 21st c. British Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

POSTED JOB TITLE: British literature Assistant Professor, English and Foreign Language

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primary specialization in later British literature (19th, 20th, or 21st century) and secondary specialty in cultural studies; teach survey courses in British and World literature, as well as Composition. 4/4 load; 2 sections of composition and 2 of literature courses to meet department and university needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in English with the specializations noted above and at least one year teaching at the university level and the potential for scholarly production.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in English with the specializations noted above, 2 or more years teaching at the university level, and an active research profile.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience.

INSTITUTION: Cameron University (http://www.cameron.edu) is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Masters-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University’s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at http://www.cameron.edu/ops.

APPLYING: Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and letters from three professional references.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by January 15, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.

LINK TO APPLY

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 2/16, phone interview scheduled via email x2    <--these edits restored 2/17; were they deleted by mistake?

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: YES

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor in post-Renaissance British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of the Humanities at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in post-Renaissance British Literature.

The standard teaching load is 12 credits per semester. All English faculty are expected to teach a variety of literature courses at all undergraduate levels, as well as academic writing. The successful candidate will share the commitment of the faculty to student-oriented teaching, advising/mentoring, and a continuing process of learning assessment and will be expected to develop a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service at the levels of discipline, school, college, and university.

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a PhD in British or Comparative Literature and have strengths in at least two traditional period-fields (e.g. eighteenth and nineteenth centuries). Prior teaching experience is expected. We look for evidence of teaching effectiveness and of scholarly accomplishment/promise. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

Deadline for receipt of applications: March 25, 2015.

Application Information

Contact: Teresa Montani Acting Director - School of the Humanities Fairleigh Dickinson University

Online App. Form: https://jobs.fdu.edu

https://jobs.fdu.edu/postings/3752

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 25 [ see NOTES]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lincoln Memorial University (TN) - Asst. / Assoc. Professor - 19th-20th c. British Lit.Edit

Assistant/Associate Professor English

Lincoln Memorial University

Instructional Faculty, English (54)

Lincoln Memorial University invites applications for the full time position of Assistant/Associate Professor, English, starting August, 2015. This position will teach composition courses and upper-level courses in 19th and 20th British Literature. The instructional faculty member shall have the primary responsibilities of teaching, research/creative achievement, academic advising and service function and shall be held accountable for these obligations as they contribute to the attainment of the mission of the University, School and the Department. Qualifications; Required: PhD or other advanced degree in an appropriate discipline, educational preparation in accordance with requirements of the University and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and evidence of potential for effective teaching and scholarly activity. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit an LMU application for employment, a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume with contact information for three references and official transcripts to Lincoln Memorial University, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752, Attention: Pamela Lester. Electronic submissions are encouraged to pamela.lester@lmunet.edu . LMU's hiring policies are in accordance with EEO regulations and policies. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

INDEED.com (posted 4/6/15)

Deadline: 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This school does not offer tenure.`

Montana State University-Bozeman (MT) - TT Assistant Professor of British Literature [late 19th-early 20th c.] - WEB INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in British literature to begin Fall semester 2015. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in global perspectives on late 19th-century through early 20th-century British literature. Requirements at time of appointment: 1. PhD in English or related fields by August 15, 2015; 2. Demonstrated preparation and interest in late 19th-century through early 20th-century British literature and global studies; 3. Demonstrated promise of excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will teach lower division, upper division, and graduate courses in British literature and global studies; maintain an active research program leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and other venues; advise undergraduate students and participate on department, college, and university committees as appropriate. Applicants should complete the application at http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/1068. For best consideration, application should be completed by January 15, 2015. ADA/AA/EOE Veterans Preference

MLA JIl 12/24/14

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

  • 17/6 -- rejection form letter, even though I pulled myself from the search after the initial web intrview. I can't help but feel like these form letters are a symptom of the corporate bureaucratization of academia. They just don't see the people anymore. You are, instead, "dear applicant"--no history or humanity. 

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - Assistant Professor, English (incl. 19th c. British Literature)Edit

The English Language and Literature (ELL) Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is a department that focuses on research and teacher education in the areas of English Language, Linguistics and Literature. We pride ourselves on having a research culture that embraces diversity and multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as a strong focus on maintaining excellence in our teaching and pedagogy.

The department has both academic and pedagogy programme commitments, and offers undergraduate and graduate programmes as well as in-service and pre-service teacher certification courses. Research oriented graduate work is also offered for the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

We invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor in any of the following areas:

Assistant Professor

• Postcolonial Studies

• 19th century British Literature

• Modernism

• Language Testing and Assessment Literacy

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the relevant fields and with a strong record in research including refereed publications and a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants will be in a position of added advantage if he or she possesses teaching qualifications and has had some school teaching experience.

Successful applicants hired on the professorial track will be expected to contribute to teaching and course development at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as related activities such as the facilitation of teaching practice, and thesis supervision. All faculty members are expected to maintain a strong research and publication record.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and to conduct a lesson in their area of expertise for our students at NIE.

Contact

For enquiries, interested applicants should contact Associate Professor Peter Teo, Head, English Language & Literature, email: ellhead@nie.edu.sg

Application

Please complete the prescribed application form obtainable from the NIE website (http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-nie/careers/submit-application) and submit it together with the following:

• at least three sample publications

• Statement of Research and Teaching Interests

• Curriculum Vitae detailing work experience, qualifications, teaching, research and service records. Please list publications in the APA format (most recent first). Journal articles, chapters, proceedings, etc. should be listed clearly under separate headings.

• Student feedback on teaching obtained in the last two years, if available

• complete set of graduate transcripts and scrolls

• names, addresses, and email addresses of three academic referees who are of Associate Professor rank and above

All applications should be addressed to:

Head, Human Resource Department

National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk

Singapore 637616

Tel: (65) 6790 3098

Fax: (65) 6896 9360

Email: hrdacad@nie.edu.sg

The closing date for applications is 30 Jun 2015. If you are shortlisted for an interview, you should hear from us within 4 to 6 weeks of the closing date of the advertisement.

Chronicle

Deadline: June 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Queen Mary University of London (UK) - Reader or Professor in RomanticismEdit

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences. The English Department was ranked second in the last national Research Assessment Exercise.

The English Department seeks to make a senior appointment in the study of Romantic period literature and thought. The post-holder will undertake the normal teaching, research and administrative duties expected of a senior member of the Department. In all areas they will be expected to show leadership appropriate to their position.

The post is full time and permanent, starting from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Reader starting salary will be in the range of £51,785 - £57,882. Professor starting salary will be negotiable. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Paul Hamilton, Head of English, at p.w.a.hamilton@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at http://www.sed.qmul.ac.uk Details about the English Department can be found at http://www.english.qmul.ac.uk

Further details and an application form can be found at: http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 1st February 2015

Interviews will take place on 23rd March 2015

http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/5288

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Queen Mary University of London (UK) - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Victorian StudiesEdit

The Department wishes to make a permanent appointment to a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship in Victorian Studies, strengthening its provision and research profile further in this area. Applicants should already have an excellent research record and substantial plans for future work in the field. We would expect the person appointed to teach innovative Victorian courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and also to contribute to our general teaching provision where appropriate. We are looking for a Victorian specialist who can teach canonical Victorian texts and also has a distinctive and original attitude towards the current state of Victorian Studies overall. Applications are invited from scholars working in any field of research in the Victorian period. The successful applicant will join an individually diverse and collectively outstanding group of scholars in QMUL English Department. Those whose research is in, or relates to, the Victorian period include Catherine Maxwell, Margaret Reynolds, Matt Rubery, Nadia Valman, and Sam Halliday (who works on nineteenth-century American Literature). Details of research interests and publications can be found at http://www.sed.qmul.ac.uk/english/staff/index.html. The Department is committed to a broadly interdisciplinary approach to English studies and its members pursue excellence through a variety of historical and theoretical innovations in the field. We are particularly strong on the historical and cultural contexts for nineteenth-century writing, its eighteenth-century and Romantic-period pre-history and its later transitions to Modernism. Victorian scholars at Queen Mary contribute enthusiastically to interdisciplinary programmes and research initiatives in the Arts and Humanities sector at Queen Mary, and to broader initiatives across the University of London, including research seminars at the University’s School of Advanced Study.

Deadline: Jan 18 (see link in NOTES below)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 [2/19]

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • [Q.(1/23): this position does not appear on QMUL job site, although a Romanticism position does appear there, posted below -- can someone clarify where this came from?]
  • This may have been a posting at one time, but www.jocs.ac.uk says that the posting expired in February 2014. So it appears to be an old job ad.
  • NAVSA has this link to a job, also for a lecturer in Victorian studies at QMUL, but the deadline expired January 18, 2015. http://navsa.org/2014/11/26/job-posting-lecturersenior-lecturer-queen-mary-university-of-london-11815-9115/
  • Thanks for the clarification

University of Bristol (UK) — Lectureship in English (Victorian Literature)Edit

The University of Bristol invites applications to a full-time permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in English (Victorian Literature). Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of Literature are invited to apply.

The successful candidate will join a Department with a long-standing reputation for the quality of its teaching and its research, and become part of a dynamic community of scholars in the School of Humanities and the Faculty of Arts. For further information about the department, see www.bris.ac.uk/english .

To Apply: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKG322/lectureship-in-english-victorian-literature/

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J

Salary: Starting salary £35,256 to £39,685

Contact for informal enquiries:

Professor Ad Putter a.putter@bristol.ac.uk

Ms R Jacks r.jacks@bristol.ac.uk Tel. +44 (0)117 331 7982

Please note that the University will be closed for Christmas from 24 December to 4 January so you may not get a response to your email until 5 January.

Timescale of appointment:

Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 30 January 2015. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 8,000 words) by Wednesday, 4th February 2015.

Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about Monday, 16th February 2015 and invited to interview.

Interview date: Week of 9th March 2015

Anticipated start date: September 2015

Deadline: 19th January 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/2

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:

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Victorian Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Victorian-era British literature to begin fall 2015. We welcome work on any genre or topic within that period, but are especially interested in comparative approaches that engage global or transnational contexts, empire, gender, sexuality, and/or science. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise and in the literatures of the long 19th century.

Please include a cover letter, C.V., writing sample, two syllabi (one period-specific course and one British survey uploaded as a single document), and three letters of recommendation. Position will remain open until filled. Initial review will begin February March 28, 2015.

To apply online: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/3370

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

InsideHigherEd

Initial Application Review: Feb. 28 POSTPONED TO March 28 (open until filled)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 4/14 Google Hangouts

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 5/1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • When and where as this position first advertised? I don't remember seeing it anywhere before, and the deadline's already passed.
  • I first saw it here. I'm not sure it was posted anywhere other than their own HR site! It's "open until filled" ad, though, so you ought to be able to apply still.
  • I am writing this as the search chair: The Dean's office got a bit ahead of itself with the 2/28 initial application review date. An ad is coming in the next week or so and the initial application review has been postponed until 3/28. FYI: UTRGV is the product of a current merger of UT Pan American and UT Brownsville. Check out the websites and please apply. 
  • Just wondering whether anybody knows what the teaching load at UTRGV is? 3/3 
  • 4/22: During the Google Hangouts interview they mentioned they'd extend campus visits the beginning of this week.  Does anyone know if they have done so yet?  Thanks.

19th c. British Literature (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

College of Staten Island, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor - 19th Century British Literature 

The Department of English at the College of Staten Island invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in nineteenth-century British literature, with emphasis on the Victorian era through 1910. We welcome innovative and wide-ranging work on any genre or topic within that period, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses global or transnational contexts, or whose sub-specialty involves literature in other linguistic traditions or geographical areas. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of courses within their field, as well as a survey of British and American literatures ranging from the Middle Ages through the early nineteenth century.

A Ph.D. in English literature is required. The degree must be awarded prior to the start date of this position (August 27, 2015).

To apply and view complete job description and requirements, log on to http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page and find Job ID #11529.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. If you have difficulty uploading documents please send them to facultyrecruithss@csi.cuny.edu. Job closes December 1, 2014. EO/AA Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27309

MLA JIL 10/17/14

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: via e-mail, 12/12 (x2), 12/21

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1/07 (google hangout) x2

  • How and when were you notified today?
  • notified by email, 1/7

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/20, via email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes [posted 03/09]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • What is a "statement of Scholarly Interests"? Is this a research plan (inclunding funding applications, articles, etc), or is this a place where you elaborate on current and future projects? And how lond should this document be? I hope someone doesn't mind helping :/ I haven't produced one before.
  • I'm assuming it's a cover letter.
  • I've applied for several jobs at CUNY schools, and I've never been able to figure this one out. It doesn't help that they're website is really bad. This time I used the email they provided, and sent a cover letter, CV, and research statement.
  • Somebody in your department should be able to help you with the research statement, but I found this advice useful: http://theprofessorisin.com/2012/08/30/dr-karens-rules-of-the-research-statement/
  • “. . . survey of British and American literatures ranging from the middle ages through the early nineteenth century.” Hmmm, which medieval American author should I mention in my teaching statement? ;)
  • Update 12/12: I'm one of the requests for additional materials. According to the e-mail, they have just started reviewing applications, so I'd expect to see a number more requests over the next couple of weeks. Next round (Skype interviews) to be scheduled "well after MLA."
  • Question for above poster. First, thank you for the information. Then, was it clear from the email whether they meant the Skype interviews would be scheduled to TAKE PLACE after MLA (but be scheduled before MLA) or would actually themselves not be scheduled until "well after MLA"? I.e., are they imagining this as a job search that won't kick into gear until the MLA round is over?
  • I am not the above poster, but am the other person (of the 2 listed) that posted about getting the RFAM. After re-reading the e-mail, it does appear that they mean to say they will be scheduling interviews after MLA.
  • Thank you (from above question poster) for sharing this information. I am wondering now if that really was the only round of material gathering, though...No one else seems to have heard anything...Good luck!
  • Who knows what schedule they're working on. This year has really forced me to confront the fact that it *truly* is all about fit, as they say, however much we might want it to be about merit. GL to you, too.

Macalester College (MN) - Full or Advanced Associate Professor, 19th-century British Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Macalester College invites applications for a position at the rank of Full or Advanced Associate Professor in 19th-century British literature, with the sub-field open. We especially welcome applications from candidates who have interest in and qualifications for departmental leadership and those whose scholarship engages theories of race, empire, nation, gender, or sexuality. Candidates should have a strong record of scholarly publication and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Beginning Fall 2015.

To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ and electronically submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. For any questions about the position or submission of materials, please contact Professor Daylanne English, Search Committee Chair: englishd@macalester.edu or 651-696-6583. Applications received by November 1, 2014, will receive first consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Requested letters of recommendation, writing sample, course evaluations, teaching statement, syllabi on 11/21 via email

Rejection Letter (no interview): Rejection by email on 11/21 (x3)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA Interview scheduled via phone on 12/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Murray State University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Lit. - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

Position to begin August 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English required, with an emphasis in mid- to late-Victorian literature, especially poetry and/or non-fiction prose. Ability to teach composition required. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required. Secondary specialization in Transnationalism/Global Literature, Diaspora Studies, or Rhetoric of Sexuality preferred.

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

HigherEdJobs.com

Link to Apply: http://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/3838

Deadline: 01/05/2015

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • 12/11 Q: When was search cancelled? How was cancellation announced? Were reasons given? FWIW: the ad is still exatant at HigherEdJobs, but not available at University HR site.
  • 12/11 A: I got an email announcing the search was cancelled. 
  • 12/12 A: The reason given was, of course, vague: "because of recent changes."

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of British Literature, 19th c. British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Teach introductory through advanced courses in nineteenth-century British Literature, core courses in Literature, and courses in General Studies. Teaching load is six four-hour courses per year.

Commensurate with experience.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Application submission should be sent as a single PDF document and should include: letter of application, CV, three letters of reference (references sent separately) and statement of teaching philosophy to the attention of Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the following email address: ARHU-LITT@stockton.edu. Please include the job title and Reference ID #AA118 in the subject line. Or you may mail the same to: Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of Arts and Humanities, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Ferris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205. All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.

Stockton is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.

Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the College at http://www.stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/19, 12/8

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/29 Skype Interview Scheduled for January

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [OFFER ACCEPTED posted in header on 3/16]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • [12/19] No news?
  • [12/29] Received call to schedule Skype interview for mid January. They will not be interviewing at MLA.
  • [1/19] Scheduled campus interview

Spelman College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA.

Tenure-Track Position
Assistant Professor of English
19th Century British

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (19th Century British) to fill a tenure-track appointment beginning August 2015, job code TF0607. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to teach in adjacent periods. Candidates should be prepared to teach three courses per semester, including baseline courses in the major and general education core, as well as develop senior seminars. The ideal applicant should also show a commitment to teaching and research via interdisciplinary and global approaches.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Competitive salary and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please upload: a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier. Address all referee or dossier letters to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. Send all information to: http://www.spelman.edu/career-center/human-resources

Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and participates in E-Verify

InsideHigherEd (posted 10/22/14)

LINK to APPLY

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • NOTE: while ad is extant at InsideHigherEd, this job does not yet appear at Spelman HR site (10/26/14)
  • 11/01/14: Link to apply is now available.
  • 12/11/14: My application has disappeared from their server; when I login, it says I have never applied for a job there?  I realize they scheduled interviews today so they could've deleted applications, but this still seems odd to me.  Is this happening to anyone else?  The application appeared and said "Under Review" this morning, so I'm afraid I accidentally unapplied.  (Not that it matters this late in the game; I'm just curious if anyone else is having this problem.)
  • 12/11/14: I can still see my application, but it doesn't say "under review" and never did - it just indicates that the position is open and has a blank space under "interview scheduled." (x2)
  • 1/12/15: this ad has reappeared on InsideHigherEd. Does anyone know why?
  • Any word about campus visits from those who interviewed?
  • I've been wondering this, too. I interviewed and haven't heard anything, but I've also noticed there are very few updates re: campus interviews on the wiki. Either schools are really taking their sweet time, or successful candidates aren't posting.
  • Spelman has already scheduled their campus visits. Or at least some of them. 
  • To the person above--how did you find out? Do you know how many they invited from MLA?
  • A colleague was notified for a campus visit. And, no clue! I have no idea where they are in their search.
  • Any updates on this search? 2/13
  • An offer was made and accepted last week. 2/16

University of Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th c. British Poetry - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry.

This is a 9-month, tenure-track, appointed position at the assistant professor rank. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background.

Starting Date: August 17, 2015 (Fall 2015 Semester)

The Department of English offers the BA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees. It has 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 20 non-tenure-track faculty members, 100 graduate students, and 450 undergraduate majors. Our website is http://english.uark.edu/, where course descriptions may be viewed under the "Undergraduate" and "Graduate" menus.

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, named after former University President and United States Senator J. William Fulbright, offers premier programs in the liberal arts at the University of Arkansas. Consisting of 19 academic departments, the College offers degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, with the Department of English being one of the college's strongest and largest departments. The University of Arkansas is undergoing unprecedented growth, and this increasing population allows for increased offerings to students, upgraded facilities and for the college to expand its offerings in interdisciplinary work.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand, in English Literature or a related field, by the starting date. Applicants must also demonstrate commitment to a research agenda leading to refereed scholarship.

Job Duties:

  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses (four courses per year on a two-semester system);
  • Conducting research resulting in professional presentations and refereed publications;
  • Directing independent student research, theses, and dissertations.
  • Participating in service to the university, college, and department.

Where To Apply? Submit a letter of application, a resume, a writing sample, and letters of recommendation via one of these routes:

  • Via Interfolio (preferred). http://apply.interfolio.com/27265
  • Email attachments, in .docx or .pdf, to Professor Dorothy Stephens, Chair, at dstephen@uark.edu. If submitting by email, please put "Application for 19th-Century" in the email subject line and begin every filename with the applicant's last name. The letters of recommendation need not arrive via the same email as the rest of the dossier.
  • Hard copy to Professor Dorothy Stephens, Chair, Department of English, 333 Kimpel Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. The letters of recommendation need not arrive in the same packet as the rest of the dossier.

Interfolio applications will be acknowledged via Interfolio, which will track each application through the review stages. Emailed and hard-copy applications will be acknowledged via email. The submission deadline is November 15, 2014. Initial interviews will be held via Skype in late December, 2014, and early January, 2015. On-campus visits will occur in late January or February, 2015.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Email (10/29/14)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): (Skype) 1/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • (12/19) Updates?
  • I emailed two days ago to ask the status of the search and have not had a response.
  • Poke around on their site. Very likely an inside hire.
  • Just received an email (1/12) saying that they will be contacting applicants for next steps soon.
  • This search has not been conducted in a professional manner. They have repeatedly violated the timeline communicated to applicants. Who knows if it's going to their visiting Romanticist whose spouse is in the department. What kind of R1 program cannot get their act together to interview candidates at MLA?
  • If they do intend--and always did--to hire the spouse then it makes sense they didn't go to the MLA. Very likely they have HR policies they have to follow that mandate they interview a field of candidates. So while the department might want to just hire the spouse and be done with it, they have to follow administrative regulations. It sounds like they are not responding to emails and are dragging their feet to send as strong a signal of discouragement that they can. That's small comfort I'm sure (and who knows what will happen with any search) but it does not seem like they are notenthusiastic in pursuing this search and that is usually a sign.

University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor, Nineteenth-Century English Literatures in Global/Transnational Context - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant (tenure track) or Associate (tenured) Professor specializing in nineteenth-century English literatures in global/transnational context. We seek candidates with primary teaching and research interests in British literature, encompassing more than one national or linguistic tradition and/or more than one geographical area. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to existing departmental and divisional/university-wide strengths in any of the following approaches and areas: empire, race, and colonial/postcolonial studies; gender and sexuality studies; urban studies; environmental humanities; Jewish Studies; transatlantic and ocean studies; cognitive humanities and science/technology studies; creative practice; critical theory; digital humanities/new media.

We seek scholars with demonstrated teaching excellence, and with evidence of a developed research trajectory. Candidates will be expected to teach a range of large undergraduate lecture courses as well as smaller courses and seminars, and to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates with administrative skill and leadership potential interested in the possibility of directing the Dickens Project, a Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) of the University of California headquartered at UCSC, though they need not be Dickens specialists. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Assistant professor level: Ph.D. (expected to be conferred by January 1, 2015) or equivalent foreign degree in English, Comparative Literature, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book in preparation or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in another national or linguistic tradition or geographic area as demonstrated by coursework or training in a language or languages other than English, and/or by research projects centered outside Great Britain.

Associate professor level: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in English, Comparative Literature, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book published or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in another national or linguistic tradition or geographic area as demonstrated by coursework or training in a language or languages other than English, and/or by research projects centered outside Great Britain.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Assistant Professor: Experience working with graduate students; competence in a relevant second language literature.

Associate Professor: Experience supervising doctoral work; competence in a relevant second language literature.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015, with academic year beginning September 2015. Ph.D. must be conferred by January 1, 2015 for an appointment to be made. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), vitae, three current confidential letters of recommendation (addressing research and scholarly productivity)*, two syllabi, and a short representative writing sample (30 pages max. in PDF format). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00135

Refer to Position #JPF00135-15 in all correspondence.

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

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2014.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2016.

HERC

Deadline: Oct 20 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA (x2 contacted 12/14) - On a Sunday?

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 

Campus interview scheduled: I heard through a friend they were made 1/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Position is filled, per announcement from The Dickens Project:

"It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Literature department at UC Santa Cruz has completed its search for a Professor of "19th-century English Literatures in global/transnational perspective" and has offered the position to Renee Fox. Renee has accepted and will be joining the UCSC faculty as an Assistant Professor starting this summer."

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Idaho (ID) - TT Asst. Professor, British Lit. - Long 19th c. -- POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Idaho seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of British Literature with a focus on the long nineteenth century. This is a tenure-track, 9-month/year, assistant professor position, with the possibility of a separate summer contract. Areas of specialization should include Romantic and Victorian literature. Desired secondary interests may include critical theory, gender/sexuality studies, ecocriticism, and/or other areas of cultural studies. S/he will teach five English department courses/year, at lower and upper division levels (including graduate seminars).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in English, in hand at time of appointment, with specialization in Romantic and/or Victorian literature.
  • Experience teaching college-level courses.

Desirable Qualifications:

  •    Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching
  •    Strong background in critical theory, gender/sexuality studies, ecocriticism, or other significant branches of cultural studies
  •    Excellent communication skills
  •    Excellent interpersonal skills

Application Procedure: Application should address all minimum and desired qualifications. Please submit letter of application and curriculum vita, including names and contact information for three people who could speak to your qualifications for the position, to http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/6485 Priority consideration for applications received by November 15, 2014; search remains open until suitable candidate is identified.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27298

MLA JIL 10/17/14

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: (12/4) x3

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (12/22)x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Interfolio link just leads you to a description of the position and a further link to the U of Idaho application site. Also, while it's not mentioned in the listing, they ask for a Statement of "research / teaching philosophy."

  • Is that Statement of research/teaching philosophy different from a statement of teaching philosophy??

University of South Dakota (SD) - TT Assistant Professor of English (19th c. British Lit.) - POSTION FILLEDEdit

The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in nineteenth-century British literature. Additional teaching interest in eighteenth-century British literature is desirable. Teaching responsibilities focus on courses in nineteenth-century British literature, and may include general education literature and writing courses. Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. The English Department is interested in developing its engagement with digital humanities, material culture, and theories of gender.

Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, USD's English Department offers BA/BS, MA, and PhD degrees. USD is the state's flagship liberal arts university.

PhD in English (or equivalent) and teaching experience are required; publications and presentations are desirable. An ongoing research agenda is assumed. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2015. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. To apply, submit CV, application letter, graduate transcript and at least three letters of reference via https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu.

Additional materials may be submitted to: Darlene Farabee, Chair, English Department, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion SD 57069-2390.

Screening begins December 6, 2014 and continues until a suitable candidate is hired.

The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27700

MLA JIL 11/7/14

Deadline: Dec. 6, but Interfolio says 12/15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): January 2nd, Contacted for Skype Interview 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Jan 15th

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Something hinky with their ad's directions--if you go through their system it prompts you to upload your letters of rec, but only has one spot (you can just give them a list with Interfolio links, I guess?); I did, and then I mailed them too, just to be sure. Overkill. Yes. But its a rough market...
  • I did the same, too. But I wish I had sent off my materials earlier. Now I am worried my letters wont' make it there in time via snail mail :/ Sigh... Each application presents its own unique world of frustration. 

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (TN) - TT Assistant Professor in 19th century British Lit. -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in 19th century British literature with a demonstrated ability to teach both Romantic and Victorian literature. An ability to teach the British survey course and the Western Humanities survey courses will strengthen the application. Duties include teaching four courses each semester (undergraduate and graduate), regular publication, service to the department and college, advisement of undergraduate majors, and direction of MA theses/projects. Qualifications: Ph.D.; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching; excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will interview selected candidates in person or via Skype during this year's MLA Convention. Priority will be given applications received by November 24. Submit a letter of interest, vita, transcript, and three letters of reference to facultyvitae16@utc.edu

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a metropolitan university of 12,000 students offering baccalaureate degrees in 44 fields, masters in 22, and doctorates in three. Founded as a private university in 1886, it became a primary campus of the University of Tennessee in 1969. Its 100-acre campus is located near downtown Chattanooga, in the center of a very scenic metropolitan area of more than 450,000. Chattanooga has been featured in US News and World Report and Parade as one of America’s most livable cities and has gained international attention for its downtown and riverfront development, public and private partnerships, and excellent quality of life. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/title VI & IX Section 504/ ADA/ ADEA institution.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27306

MLA JIL 10/17/14

Deadline: Nov. 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

  • MLA or Skype interview 12/8

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/26

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

-Did this request actually happen? I find it odd that the header got changed with no note in the body of the listing. Moreover, the fact that the advertisement does not specify between Skype or MLA, and neither does the new heading, seems suspect to me....

Something strange does seem to be up here. What are the odds that there is just one interview offered? Has no one else heard from this school? 12/8 is also very close to the closing date for applications. Perhaps they had a single person in mind for this from the beginning.

Thank you! I'm just saying, usually requests go up, even for jobs with fewer applicants, showing 2-3 people having gotten a request. This one just seemed fishy to me.

  • -Yes, it actually happened. What would be the point in lying about it? They are scheduling MLA and Skype interviews.
  • -Never underestimate the power of denial
  • -Anyone heard if they've scheduled campus interviews yet? (1/23)

Utah Valley University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century British Lit and Theory - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Utah Valley University’s Department of English and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position in 19th Century British Literature, to begin August 2015.

Areas of interest should include the long nineteenth century (Romanticism and Victorianism), as well as contemporary literary and critical theory. Applicants with specialties in comparative colonialisms, science and technology, ecocriticism and/or environmental humanities, gender and sexuality, or material culture are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will situate their teaching and scholarship with respect to UVU’s emphasis on Engaged Learning. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

Responsibilities include: teaching advanced courses in 19th Century British literature, lower-division surveys of British literature after 1800, lower-division courses in literary theory, and first-year composition. Average class sizes of 20-25 students remains a departmental priority. Faculty also participate in directing a summer London study abroad program, student publications, and a wide array of service opportunities.

Apply online at www.uvu.jobs by December 13, 2014. Applications will be considered until the position fills. Interviews will be held at the 2015 MLA Convention and will be scheduled beginning in early December 2014. If you have questions about the position, please contact Nathan Gorelick at nathan.gorelick@uvu.edu.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer committed to an inclusive hiring process and welcoming of diverse candidates.

Link to Apply: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/11318

MLA JIL 11/28/14

Deadline: Dec. 13

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA interview (12/17) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone had any recent contact w/ infor re: when interviews might be scheduled?

  • (curiously, MLA JIL version of ad posted on 11/28 suggests Nov. 15 as deadline, but Dec. 13 deadline stated at UVU application page seems more reliable, given late posting)
  • I cannot add my recommenders' e-mails to the application. The system keeps telling me that these e-mail addresses are invalid. Consequently, I cannot complete my application.
  • I did not have this problem. However, I could not figure out how to get it to send e-mails to my recommenders, gave up, and sent my letters to the search committee chair via Interfolio.
  • The HR system is set up rather dumb, but it does work. The 2nd screen ('attach documents') gives you the option to upload three letters of rec as 'optional documents.' If you're like me and all your letters are confidential and house at Interfolio, that presents a problem. However, if you keep going, one of the final screens will give you the opportunity to enter your referees' information. For the email address, if you use Interfolio, just cut and paste the unique email address that Interfolio creates for each letter (to get this email address, login to Interfolio, click on 'documents,' then click on each letter -- it's at the bottom of the pop up bubble). It should work. That said, I did have an exchange with the search committee chair about this issue before I figured it all out, and he indicated that letters sent directly to him via Interfolio are OK too.

Romanticism (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Francis Marion University (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of English, British Romantic Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Francis Marion University is seeking a tenure track, Assistant Professor of English with specialization in British Romantic poetry.

Francis Marion (FM) is a state-supported regional university with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. FM was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "great college to work for" in 2014. With approximately 4,000 undergraduate students, FM offers small class sizes that encourage strong professional relationships among faculty and students. FM is located in Florence, SC, a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Florence is within easy driving distance of beach resorts, such as Myrtle Beach, and areas of historical interest, including Charleston and Savannah.

Requirements: Ph.D. in English preferred; ABD near completion considered. Experience and commitment to teaching first-year writing essential. Secondary specialization in early American literature helpful.

Start Date: August, 2015

Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 15-02); 2) FM Faculty Application; and 3) curriculum vitae.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To obtain information about the State of South Carolina and other support services for state employees, please visit http://www.fmarion.edu/about/hrlinks.

Click here to obtain the FM Faculty Application.

Send Application Materials to: Dr. Christopher Johnson, Chair; Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy; PO Box 100547; Florence; SC 29502-0547.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 09/09/14)

Acknowledgment received: 10/08/14 (email) X2

Request for additional materials: 10/29/14 (email) x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): X2 (Skype; 11/12)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEW noted in header on 12/10]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Is the above change beside the school's name saying "ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED" meant to reflect an additional material request to the one made on 10/29? If it is not it needs to be removed.

  • My impression is that the Add Mat tag in the header is so that one can see how far along each search committee is when looking at the TOC. When the committee schedules MLA interviews the tag would be updated to reflect that, and when campus visits, again. I'm pretty sure it was how it was done last year and years before.
  • If someone receives a new additional materials request s/he would mark a second date in the space above. Some comittees go through the stack bit by bit and make several additional materials requests. But for some comittees the first request does mean that those without a request have generally been passed over. 

Methodist University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th Century British Lit (spec. Romanticism) -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English and Writing at Methodist University invites applications for a full- time (4/4), tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2015. A successful candidate will have expertise in 19th Century British literature, particularly Romanticism. Desirable secondary interests include professional/technical writing, 18th Century British literature, or literature of the ancient world. All members of the English department teach freshman composition courses. Ph.D. by August 2015 in English or related field and teaching experience required. Contact department chair, Dr. Kelly C. Walter Carney, at kwaltercarney@methodist.edu, with questions. Send application packet, including letter of application, C.V., unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references, to Human Resources at hr@methodist.edu or to Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311. AA/EOE

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/07/14)

Acknowledgment received: 11/13 (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA, (x2) 12/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes (correspondence from chair on 3/13 confirms this)

Offer accepted: Yes (correspondence from chair on 4/6 confirms this)

NOTES:

  • Any word? 1/16
  • Any updates on this search? 2/13

Monmouth College (IL) - TT Assistant Professor, 19th-century British Literature, emphasis on English Romantics -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Monmouth College, a residential liberal arts college in west central Illinois and founding member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in 19th-century British literature with emphasis on the English Romantics, beginning August 2015.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching British literature courses at all undergraduate levels. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and advanced courses, including the later British literature survey (Romantics to the Modern period), within an annual 3-3 load; a secondary area of specialization from one of the following areas is strongly preferred: world literature in translation, global Anglophone literature, or U.S. minority literatures. In addition to specialization in Romantic literature, candidates should demonstrate ability to teach our required first-year composition course as well as to contribute enthusiastically to our integrated general education program. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required.

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

Please submit letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio ByCommittee. Review of applications will begin Friday, November 14th and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held at MLA.

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

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 14 Dec. 1 (according to MLA JIL ad)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA, 12/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Informed by e-mail offer was made and accepted 3/2

  • I sincerely hope that this went the current contract faculty member. It is terrible to imagine that someone would give up 2 years of their life and move halfway across the country, only to then lose their job. This madness needs to stop. We need to start valuing the labour of teaching and service paid. 

NOTES:

  • Wow. There is something really suspicious about this job posting. Two years back they advertised for a visiting position in Victorian literature, and as evidenced by the dept’s faculty listing, they found someone for the limited appointment. But now they switch gears and decide to hire a Romanticist? I can’t help but feel like this is a very callous attempt at cutting out the current adjunct. This economic climate brings out the worst in hiring committees!
  • If they ran a search for Victorian literature everyone would be up in arms that the game is rigged in favor of the inside candidate with callous disregard of all those who take the time to apply!
  • Two years back they advertised for 19th-Century British Literature (a year before Monmouth in NJ hired in Victorian Literature). Although it is perhaps true that 19th-Century positions go to Victorians it is also possible this particular VAP went to a Romanticist and that has caused them to emphasize that for the new TT search.
  • Yes, my mistake. The position was advertised as a 19thC position 2 years ago. However, I still feel awful for the current VAP, who is a Victorianist (British and American, or perhaps transatlantic). FYI, I have no vested interest in this position. I am simply an observer who has noticed over recent years the increasing exploitation of adjuncts and sessionals. So many schools take advantage of candidates' desperation, asking them to give them X years of services, causing untold stress on the candidates' personal and professional lives. But then these same schools cut the VAPs loose without any sense of moral obligation or guilt. People get used and abused in this system. It stinks.
  • As someone who had the exact situation you describe happen to them I totally understand. My thinking was that they had hired a Romanticist and were nicely emphasizing that for the TT. If their hire was a Victorianist (and I don't doubt you here) then that does seem pretty odd.
  • I don't know anything about this specific situation, but it's worth pointing out the possibility that things aren't working out perfectly with the current VAP, hence the change in direction. You just never know what's going on in a department, so I'm not sure we should jump to the conclusion that this one is mean-spirited and exploitative...though I second everything said here about the general tendency to exploit adjunct and VAP labor.
  • According to Interfolio, this position is closed. Would have been nice to know before I wasted time crafting an application.
  • 11/07/14: I believe you can still apply. The MLA JIL ad offers two options for applications (also note extended deadline): "Please submit letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by email to Marlo Belschner, Chair English Search at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu or through Interfolio's ByCommittee. Review of applications will begin Monday, December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held at MLA."
  • 11/10/14: I had the same problem, but I found that if you go to Interfolio, begin a "New Delivery," and enter the name of the college, a link will pop up for that position. Click on the link, upload your docs, and submit the application. Not sure what the problem is--I e-mailed the search chair about it, and she seemed confused as well--but that's the workaround.

Rhode Island College (RI) - TT Assistant Professor, English (Romanticism) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Anticipated Vacancy – Fall 2015 Pending Budgetary Approval. Final appointment is subject to available funding -The doctoral or other appropriate terminal degree is required for all tenure-track appointments and must be completed prior to the beginning of service. -Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Official Transcript will be required upon hire. -An optional button has been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information. -Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide names (3) and email addresses for reference letters.

Essential Duties -Teach the department’s offerings in both British Romanticism and theory.

-Teach 200-level introduction to the major courses.

-Teach general education courses.

-Advise students.

-Engage in scholarly research and professional activities.

-Participate in College and Departmental activities.

Required Qualifications: Education: Ph.D. in English with specialization in British Romanticism and subfield or substantial preparation in theory. Areas of theory might include critical, cultural, political, environmental, or global approaches.

Experience: -College teaching experience. -Evidence of scholarly potential.

Closing Date: 12/31/2014

Link to Apply: https://employment.ric.edu/postings/1292

Deadline: Application deadline: December 31, 2014 (according to Chronicle ad)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • (1/7) Request for Writing Sample
  • recommendations via Interfolio--two of each for some strange reason (12/2)
  • Just to be clear, I don't think this counts as an RFAM. I received the same request back in October when I applied. My guess is that it's automated for every applicant.

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news about this position? (1/22)
  • Campus visits scheduled

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Beginning or Advanced Assistant Professor, British Romanticism - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of English announces a tenure-track position in British Romanticism at the beginning or advanced Assistant Professor level to start August 2015. Ph.D. must be completed by that time. A successful candidate will have a strong record in teaching and publication. The typical teaching load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses. Assistant Professors receive one semester pre-tenure research leave.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., and contact information electronically to https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01758. Review of applications will begin October 27, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place at the MLA convention. For questions about the position or about the electronic application process, please contact ENGL.chrasst@colorado.edu. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

Link to Apply: https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/88207

Deadline: Oct. 27 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 5

Request for additional materials: x4 (11/13)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/8, 12/9, 12/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • The events calendar on their website shows job talks already, so I assume campus interviews have been set up.
  • Indeed, above poster, that implies that the search has moved ahead without notifying the non-finalists of their status.  I have not been contacted, but optimism would be silly at this point.  Curous that the calendar has 5 separate spots for job talks starting this week and into mid-February; I can't imagine they're inviting 5 people to campus.
  • They have two searches going on, hence the number of job talks.

Victorian Literature (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Allegheny College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, 19th century British/Victorian Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department invites applicants for a tenure track position in 19th century British/Victorian literature, with a strong secondary teaching interest. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in later British literature and introductory literature courses. Teaching load is between 5.5 and 6 courses, depending on Senior Project advising. All faculty members are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. Qualifications: Ph.D., college teaching experience, a promising record of publication, and a strong commitment to teaching. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Please submit letter of application and c.v. by email no later than October 20th, 2014, to Christopher Bakken, Chair, Department of English at englishjobs@allegheny.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received: 17

Request for additional materials: x3 (10/29); x3 (11/5--phew!); x2 11/12

Rejection (no interview): 2/11

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/3)x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [See NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Has anyone who was interviewed at MLA heard anything? I interviewed at the MLA and have yet to hear! (01/22/15)
  • I interviewed at MLA and have heard nothing so far, to my ongoing frustration (1/22)
  • Well, they brought 18 people MLA for interviews, so I'm not surprised so many of us have yet to hear anything.  I'm sure (though of course I don't have any solid knowledge of this) that they've already contacted people for campus visits, which they said would start next week.  (1/22/15)
  • Sometimes they can't maintain the schedule they hoped for...  but maybe I'm deluding myself (1/22/15)---Ditto! (1/22/15)
  • Alas, campus interview invitations have been made, and they appear to be on schedule. (1/23/15)
  • Received e-mail today that position has been filled.

Boston College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Victorian Lit. and Culture - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Boston College English Department seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track, PhD required) in Victorian Literature and Culture. Applications must be received via Interfolio's ByCommittee by October 31, 2014. Applicants' dossiers should include a cover letter, CV, at least three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), an abstract of the dissertation, and a list of courses taught.

http://apply.interfolio.com/25755

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): rejection email via Interfolio (12/12) x 6

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/5) (12/6) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/14

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS posted in header on 1/19]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: *Re Header "position filled": is this word of mouth, or first-hand information? 

NOTES:

Has anyone noticed that the position status changed from "reviewing applications" to "position closed" on Interfolio? According to Interfolio, when a position is closed, evaluators can no longer review candidates' dossiers. (11/7) x3

  • That's strange - from what I could find online, interfolio status is only supposed to change to "position closed" once an offer has been made or the search has been called off, neither of which seems remotely likely in this case. 
  • I don't think this is a worry, or maybe there's just been a misunderstanding; I'm chairing a different search at a different institution, and we are using Interfolio. Our position has shown as "closed" ever since the deadline hit, but all of us have access and are evaluating the materials submitted. As far as I have seen, "closed" means "no longer accepting applications," not "position is filled" or "search is over."
  • A friend involved with the search has told me that the committee's still in the middle of reading applications. Interfolio's just being odd.
  • Given their weather woes, I am quite impressed that a department in Boston was already able to complete their search.
  • Re: question above as to "position filled" header, first-hand information from them on 2/17.

Queen’s University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Victorian Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Victorian Literature and Culture, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2015. Candidates should have a PhD completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criterion for selection is academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Transnational experience is particularly sought after. Candidates must also provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. All applications must comply with the terms outlined in the detailed advertisement for this position posted at http://www.queensu.ca/english/news/positions.html. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27452

MLA JIL 10/24/14

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

  • 04/01 Has anybody heard anything yet?

Rejection (after campus interview): 

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Queen's is among the Canadian schools pushing for the Canadian Gov't to relax TFW restrictions barring the hire of American citizens: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-universities-urge-ottawa-to-relax-foreign-worker-program-rules/article22826162/

  • Hmm. Current Victorian VAP does transatlantic.
  • How are applicants interpreting the request for "a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available)"? Is this a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluation data/representative samples of student feedback?
    • That's how I interpreted it.
  • [12/19] No news?

University of Birmingham (UK) - Chair in Victorian LiteratureEdit

Ranked in the top 100 world universities by QS World University Rankings, the University of Birmingham is one of the most ambitious and forward looking universities in the sector and was named University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and The Sunday Times. The University of Birmingham’s research reflects its civic roots, offering one of the broadest ranges of any UK university. It is one of the UK’s most successful institutions in terms of attracting research funding, exceeding £150m each year, with this figure continuing to grow year on year. Applications from both undergraduate and postgraduate students are at record levels and the University’s commitment to students is reflected in the current investment of £175m in a range of new and enhanced buildings across the campus.

The College of Arts and Law is home to world-renowned research centres, including the Shakespeare Institute, and is the second largest College on campus, housing: the Birmingham Law School; English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies (EDACS); History and Cultures; Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music; and Philosophy, Theology and Religion.

Within the College of Arts and Law, EDACS is one of the largest Schools in the College, delivering internationally excellent teaching and research to over 1000 students and offering one of the most extensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the country.

As part of a new global search in key academic disciplines, the University of Birmingham now seeks to appoint a Chair in Victorian Literature. Reporting to the Head of School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, the post-holder will engage in and publish world leading research and generate significant research income; undertake teaching responsibilities relevant to programmes of the School; and contribute more widely to the School through service and administration.

The School seeks a Chair to join an ambitious cadre of academics to take on a leading role in directing Victorian Literature at Birmingham. The appointee will join a growing faculty – with several recent appointments made across the Department this year and plans to expand even further across the field of English Literature in the near future.

For further details about the University, the School, the strategic priorities for the incoming Professor, requirements of candidates, terms of appointment, and how to apply, please visit http://www.perrettlaver.com/microsite/university-of-birmingham.

Informal questions regarding the post can be directed to the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver: http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates or on +44 207 340 6200 quoting reference number 1636.

The appointment will be made on an appropriate point on the professorial academic pay scale commensurate with experience.

The deadline for applications for this position is 12 noon (GMT) Monday 20th October 2014 and formal interviews will be held in January 2015

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Oct. 20

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:

Villanova University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Victorian Literature - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2015 in Victorian Literature. Courses will include both Victorian poetry and Victorian fiction. Ph.D. required but candidates close to completion of degree may be considered. To apply for the position, please go to https://jobs.villanova.edu/. Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation/book abstract or equivalent, recent writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications is Nov. 5, 2014; interviews at MLA Convention. In case of questions, contact Prof. Evan Radcliffe, Chair, English Dept., Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085-1699, or evan.radcliffe@villanova.edu. Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26296

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/10 (form email) x11. Sigh. x5

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/10) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • - Not sure why Interfolio is involved at all, don't use the Interfolio link, all the application is via Villanova's website.
  • - (12/5/14) Surely they've already asked for additional materials and have interviews lined up since they're going to MLA, right?
  • - Not necessarily. There are cases in which search committees contact candidates just right after Christmas (of course, this is not an ideal scenario, but what can one do?)
  • -Also, since the search requested most materials up front, they've got more time since they don't need to request additional materials and review them.
  • - Has anyone else received an interview request? I haven't received the rejection letter yet, but also no word about an interview. 
  • - Does anyone know if campus interviews have been scheduled? Thanks.
  • Same as above; do people know of anyone who has been contacted for a campus interview? Seems like it's getting a little late, but I can't remember what they said their schedule was after the MLA interview (1/23).  News on any front would be helpful.
  • I also interviewed and haven't heard anything -- they were interviewing 12 people at MLA and I thought they said decisions would be in 1-2 weeks? (Unless my foggy interview brain misunderstood the timeline.) Also been hoping against hope here! (1/23)
  • I think that they scheduled campus visits.
  • Could you tell us why you think so? (1/23)
  • I know someone who has a campus visit. [posted 1/24]

Mixed Specialty (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Albion College (MI) - TT Position in 18th- or 19th-c. British Literature -- OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

PhD required. Candidates must have broad intellectual interests, experience teaching both literature and writing, and a record of scholarly activity. Teaching responsibilities include period survey courses, composition, and advanced seminars in either 18th- or 19th-century British literature. The English department has a long-term commitment to diversity in the curriculum and its faculty and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. 3/3 teaching load. Please e-mail letter and cv to Ian MacInnes, chair of the English Department, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224 no later than November 15, 2014 to imacinnes@albion.edu. Will interview at MLA.

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1400 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Visit our Web site at http://www.albion.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26135

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received: 6

Request for additional materials: x19 (12/8) x1(12/9)

Rejection (no interview):  x3 (12/8), x3 (12/23)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • From Restoration/18th c. page: "2/12 (according to email from chair an offer has been made and accepted)"

NOTES:

  • I think that's just because they're not using the school's application system, and are just using direct e-mail to the department head. I got an acknowledgement when I e-mailed my materials in yesterday. [fixed - job is now posted on Albion's website]
  • Interfolio's link says the job app expires Nov 14, midnight.
  • Applications formally closed at midnight on the 15th.
  • Requests for more information sent out 12/8.   [If you have not heard back with either a request for more information or a rejection, email the chair.]
  • Anyone heard anything?  Seems a little late to be scheduling MLA interviews? 
  • I was thinking the same thing...
  • By email (12/13) I was told they were going to be looking at dossiers over the weekend and early in the following week. I don't know how many they are looking at, but I would expect that we should hear something soon...
  • Has anyone heard anything since MLA? (2/5)
  • Nothing posted here on the Restoration/18th-c. list, either. Curious. (2/6)
  • [see above; offer accepted] 

Ambrose University (CAN) - TT Asst or Assoc. Professor of 18th or 19th Century English Literature - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Alberta, Canada

Ambrose University seeks qualified applications for the tenure-track position Assistant or Associate Professor of English, to begin July 2015. Qualified applicants are those who can teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses. Preference will be given to candidates with specializations in eighteenth-century British literature or Victorian literature. Applicants with secondary interests in children’s literature and religion and literature are also desirable. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching informed by research and the ability to teach composition, survey courses, and senior courses in one or more areas of their specialization. A completed Ph.D. is mandatory, with a commitment to integrate Christian faith and academic excellence. Ambrose Faculty Members agree to uphold and sign the University’s Statement of Faith upon initial appointment and govern the conduct of his or her teaching in accordance therewith. The compensation package will be commensurate with education and experience.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters by November 28, 2014 to Dr. Linda Schwartz, Dean of Arts and Science Ambrose University c/o SSylvester@ambrose.edu indicating “Position in English” in the subject line.

Link to Job Posting at Ambrose University website

Deadline: November 28, 2014

Acknowledgment received: November 28th, 2014

Request for additional materials: 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview December 13, 2014

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 20 January 2015

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Do you think the applicant has to be a practicing evangelical?

- Practicing Christian, yes, but I know they have Catholics, Anglicans, and Eastern Orthodox on faculty.

Arcadia University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (19th-21st c. British Lit., Post-Colonial Lit/Theory, and World Lit.) - MLA / SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Arcadia University seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of English beginning in the fall semester 2015. Please upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae at https://faculty-arcadia.icims.com by November 7, 2014.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. Nearly 4,000 students study at Arcadia, with 2,500 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world.

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, one of the largest campus-based international study programs in the United States, serves about 3,500 students each year from nearly 350 colleges and universities around the country. Named the nations #1 university for student participation in study abroad by the Institute of International Educations Open Doors in 2013, Arcadia has more than 150 programs in 15 countries around the world.

Located in Glenside, the University is approximately 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The centerpiece of campus is Grey Towers Castle, a National Historic Landmark.

Qualifications: Ph.D preferred. Areas of expertise should include 19th 21st century British Literature, Post-Colonial literature and theory, and World Literature. Also, the candidate should have experience teaching academic writing, especially first-year, and introductory and intermediate literature courses.

Applications should be submitted online at https://faculty-arcadia.icims.com 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum

For best consideration, application materials should be received by November 7, 2014.

Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request for Letters of Recommendation 12/03

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/10 Request for MLA interview, but also offered option to Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anybody know what the teaching load is at Arcadia? Their course listings are firewalled, and none of the job postings mention it.

California State University, Northridge (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field, awarded prior to August 19, 2015. Specialization should be in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature and Culture with an emphasis on the long nineteenth century (circa 1770-1900). Secondary interests may include the poetry, prose, or theater from this historical period; the literature and culture of the Black Atlantic; transnational approaches to literary and visual print culture, travel and exploration, migration and diaspora, slavery and abolition, colonialism and anti-colonial resistance, or indigenous culture and revolution; the literature and culture of reform movements; the Gothic. An interest in critical theory, Romantic writers, and/or realist or naturalist writers from the period is desirable. Candidate must demonstrate ability to effectively work with a diverse student population.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities required, with publication in the field of specialization desirable.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University, distinguished by well-established programs in ethnic and gender studies, with a diverse student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in serving this diverse student body through a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s commitment to student success. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities in their field of specialization. The standard teaching load at Northridge is 12 units (4/4) per semester (3/3 for the first two years), although competitive reassigned time is available for research and/or curriculum development. All faculty in the Department of English teach a variety of classes, including General Education courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialization. The successful candidate for this position will likely be asked to teach surveys of British and/or American literature and will be encouraged to develop new upper-level and graduate courses in her/his area of expertise. While all full-time faculty remain eligible to teach lower division writing courses, the majority of these courses are taught by lecturer faculty. In practice, lower division writing courses are only assigned to full-time faculty members with specializations in composition or rhetoric, or to those specifically requesting such courses.

Application Deadline: First round screening of applications will begin October 20, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed, after which selected candidates will be invited for campus interviews. Applicants should include a cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications of the job description, a CV, and three to five letters of recommendation (dated within the last three years). Address inquiries and applications to: Danielle Spratt, Chair, Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Search and Screen Committee, Department of English, California State Univeristy, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8248.

General Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University: Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN’s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

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Deadline: October 20

Acknowledgment received: 5

Request for Additional Materials: 11/7(x2)

  • Anyone else? I saw on the Early American board that some people have received one today, 11/8...

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview request via email, 11/25

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Franklin College (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Multiple Positions; fields incl. Romantic and Victorian) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Texas A&M University Kingsville (TX) - Assistant Professor of 19th and 20th c. British Lit. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Job Summary: Assistant Professor of 19th - and 20th century British literature, beginning Fall semester 2015

Job Responsibilities: The person hired will teach four sections each Fall and Spring semester and will remain active in research, professional development, recruitment, and service to the university and profession; however, teaching load for first two years of employment for new hires will be 3/3, while they participate in and complete New Faculty Investment Program. Courses include first year composition, sophomore literature, upper level undergraduate courses of English, and master's level courses in English and Cultural Studies.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in English with specialization in 19th - and/or 20th - century British literature in hand by time of appointment.

2. Aptitude in general education teaching, including first-year composition and sophomore literature.

3. Ability to teach upper level courses in 19th - and 20th - century British literature.

4. Ability to teach master's level courses in British literature and cultural studies.

5. Expertise in additional secondary areas complementary to program needs.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants: Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation to b hired for this position.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly form each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Provost, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, MSC 102, Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202.

Three letters of recommendation may be sent directly to:

Dr. Zak Watson
19th/20th century British literature search chair
Dept. of Language & Literature
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
700 University Blvd., MSC 162
Kingsville, TX 78363

Or by email to: zak.watson@tamuk.edu

However, for review of application, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts from each institution of higher education attended directly to the search committee chair. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (AACRAO): http://www.aacrao.org/international/foreignEdCred.cfm

Link to Apply

Deadline: open until filled (posted at HigherEdJobs.com on 11/05/14)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone 1/29 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/13 x2

Campus interview scheduled: 2/18 x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Does anyone know if this a tenure-track appointment?
  • Also posted at Modern British 2015
  • Does anyone know what materials this position actually wants? None of the postings actually say (though through context clues you can deduce reference letters and transcripts), and there are some big questions in the application software I have to come up with answers for still.
  • In answer to the above - Once you are inside their website application it has spaces for cv, cover letter, transcripts and references only.

University of Delaware (DE) - Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Print & Material Culture StudiesEdit

University of Montana Western (MT) - Assistant Professor of English, British Literature (18th to 21st century) -- POSITION FILLEDEdit

See also: British Open 2015Edit

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Asst. Professor - 19th c. British Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning fall semester of 2015, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of 19th-Century British Literature, including courses in Romantic Literature and 19th-Century British fiction. One of these courses will be in the First Year Seminar program, on a topic to be determined.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2015). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent, preferably, via Interfolio's ByCommittee service (http://apply.interfolio.com/28474), or alternatively, to Professor Nicholas Jones, Department of English, Oberlin College, Rice Hall, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by March 16, 2015. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2800 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources. For more information, go to http://oberlin.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: March 16

Acknowledgment received: 3.5

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 4/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted:  An offer has been made and accepted. Thanks to all who applied for this position. --Nicholas Jones, Professor and chair of the search committee.

NOTES:

  • Any movement here? 
  • None here. 4.6
  • Received an email (4/17) informing me that I was on a short list and asking me to confirm whether I was still interested in the position.

Union College (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - 18th and/or 19th c. British Lit. - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

Union College (Schenectady, NY) invites applications for a one-year visiting position, nonrenewable, specializing in Eighteenth- or Nineteenth-Century British or British and Continental Literature, in the Department of English, beginning September 2015. Ph.D. must be in hand or near completion by the time of application. Courses will include three separate intermediate courses in 19th and/or 18th -century literature and its historical context and/or related areas of interest, as well as three iterations of the department’s introductory course, “Introduction to the Study of Literature: Fiction.” Faculty at Union teach two courses in each of three ten-week terms. Under current policy, visitors at Union have access to research and travel funds and other benefits. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on age, sex, race, religion, religious belief, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin and veteran status. Please send a letter of application outlining teaching experience and areas of teaching interest, clearly demonstrating teaching excellence, and mentioning three courses you would be interested in teaching, along with a C.V. and a writing sample of about 25 pages. Send all requested items (cover letter, CV, writing sample) preferably as a single PDF to the address "egldept@union.edu” or via mail to Judith Lewin, Chair, Department of English, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, New York 12308. Three reference letters should arrive under a separate cover. Consideration of applications will begin on March 13, 2015

https://apply.interfolio.com/28994

MLA JIL 2/27/15

Deadline: March 13 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 3.4 x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): phone intvw scheduled 4/1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Tampa (FL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (19th - 20th c. British Lit.)Edit

The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a one-year full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of English to begin in August 2015.

The desirable area of expertise is nineteenth and twentieth century British literature with a possible secondary area of nineteenth and twentieth century comparative literature, as well as experience in and dedication to the teaching of Academic Writing.

Teaching is split between Literature and Academic Writing (Writing & Inquiry and Writing & Research).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Literature or related field must be in hand no later than August 2015.

http://jobs.ut.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52373

posted 4/20/15.

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Whittier College (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of 18th and 19th century British Literature - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

We invite applications for a Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in 18th and 19th Century British Literature, beginning September 1, 2015. The position is for one year, with potential for a second year. Ph.D. preferred. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, liberal arts undergraduate teaching. Teaching assignments will include introductory literature courses, writing intensive seminars, a course in 18th century drama, and/or a survey of eighteenth century literature. Ability to teach Victorian poetry highly desirable. To apply, please send application materials as PDF attachments to Angela Olivas at afreelan@whittier.edu or use Interfolio. Include cover letter, curriculum vitae, recommendation letters, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1500 undergraduates and is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs. The campus is located on a 95-acre hillside campus 18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors the diversity of the region. We are an official Hispanic Serving Institution and have had two Title V grants. Our faculty, committed teacher-scholars, weave issues of diversity into their work with students. We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty. Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.

MLA JIL 03/13/15

Deadline: closes April 20, according to Interfolio <https://apply.interfolio.com/29106>

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2015
  • Received an email via Interfolio (4/7) from the chair reporting that the search has been cancelled. No further details given.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

DEMOGRAPHICSEdit

Please remember to update totals!

Romanticist: 7

Victorianist: 11

19th-Century: 12

Total: 28


Rank / Posi​tion

ABD (will finish this academic year): 9

Ph.D. in hand (working as Postdoc): 1

Ph.D. in hand (working as Visiting Asst. Professor or Lecturer): 7

Ph.D. in hand (working in higher education/alternative academic track): 4

Ph.D. in hand (working as adjunct): 3

Ph.D. in hand (working outside academia):

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 1

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): 4

Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track):

Associate Professor (tenured): 3

Full Professor (tenured):

Lurker:

Total: 30

  • I haven't seen a job market this awful since 2009!!! Where are all the jobs? Is this further confirmation that the TT English professor is a thing of the past (welcome to the new world of casualized univ labor)? DEPRESSING!
  • Book with a UP, 4 articles in reputable journals/edited volumes with a 5th one under contract, 3 reviews/other publications, a dozen+ conference papers, experience teaching at every level of undergrad study, given permission by grad studies at current institution to co-supervise MA and PhD students, and extensive service, admin work, and pedagogical training, including online teaching... and 0 market traction. Yep, seems about right to me! 

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