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Wiki page for jobs in American Southern Literature that begin in 2015.

Last year's page: Southern 2014

See Also: English Literature 2014-2015

Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Appalachian State University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature Appalachian SU Department of English, PO Box 32052, 200 Sanford Hall, Boone NC 28608

The Department of English at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature at the rank of assistant professor to start July 31, 2015, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and academic service. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program and teach a 3/3 load including sophomore American Literature surveys, upper-division courses in American Literature for majors, and specialized graduate seminars.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English, or closely related field, and evidence of successful teaching are required. Evidence of scholarly publication or activity is desirable. We especially welcome candidates with auxiliary interests in one or more of the following areas: film, theory, digital humanities, disability studies, and ecocriticism.

To ensure full consideration, please send only a letter of application and CV electronically to James Burniston at The deadline for applications is October 27, 2014. Only electronic applications will be considered. We will be interviewing at the MLA convention in Vancouver and by telephone for candidates who are not able to attend the MLA.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest's top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report's list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit:


Deadline: Oct. 27

Acknowledgment received: 10/16 x2

Request for additional materials: 11/3 x2

  • Can I ask which materials were requested? reply: writing sample & LORs (11/3)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview Scheduled [posted 12/31]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Offer made:

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any movement on this one? 

Mars Hill University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Appalachian LiteratureEdit

The English program in the Department of Language and Literature at Mars Hill University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position, to begin in August 2015. The successful candidate for the position will be a specialist in Appalachian literature.


The successful candidate will share our faculty's commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and to the liberal arts mission of the institution. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Undergraduate teaching experience expected.


Duties will include teaching four courses per semester, to include general education courses (including first-year composition and introduction to literature), American literature surveys, and upper-level Appalachian literature majors courses; advising English majors; service to the institution; and ongoing scholarly activity.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, three references, statement of teaching philosophy, and any other supporting documents (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, etc.)

Mars Hill University is an Equal Opportunity and Provider. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Resumes and applications are not accepted by fax or email.

Mars Hill University
Human Resources Office
PO Box 6664
Mars Hill, NC 28754-5000


Deadline: January 06, 2015

Acknowledgment received:

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

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