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OFFERS MADE/ACCEPTEDEdit

University of Texas of the Permian Basin - Literature (accepted)


University of Nebraska, Omaha (accepted)When?

DeSales University (accepted)

US Air Force Academy - Portuguese (accepted)

Lycoming College - visiting (accepted)

South Dakota State University - Lit. (accepted)

Wichita State University - Lit (offer made and accepted)

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (accepted)

Winona State University (accepted)

Guilford College (accepted)

MTSU - Offered Made 03/11 - agreement not met (03/27) R: maybe you weren't the best fit for them?</span> Yes, maybe!

UC Berkeley ==> Q: Status update, anyone? Accepted? Yes (second-hand)

NYU - Latin American (accepted)

Georgia Tech (accepted) --second hand, reliable

Central Michigan University (accepted)

Western New England University (accepted)

Weber State (accepted)

Columbia - (offer made) Columbia U or Columbia College?

Wake Forest - Linguistics (accepted)

Hamilton College (accepted)

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) (offer made) Q: What is status of this offer? ---> (accepted)

Penn State - Linguistics (accepted)

George Mason (Linguistics: Offer made and accepted)

Brown (offer made)--which position? (contemporary Peninsular - 20th/21st; accepted) Q: any news about the other position?

U of Akron (accepted)

Texas Tech (accepted)

University of Oregon (accepted)

Illinois Wesleyan University (accepted)

Oregon State University (accepted)

Arizona State University (offer made) - I'm pretty sure this offer has already been accepted and the person who accepted it already updated the info a while ago (see the list further down)

Monmouth College (offer made and accepted)

Swathmore (accepted)

Keene State- offer made and accepted

U of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Spanish Linguistics (accepted)

Penn State - Literature (accepted)

Stony Brook (accepted)

Augustana (accepted)

Bryn Mawr College (offer made)  Q: Was this offer accepted?---> (accepted)

Middlebury - Visiting Position (offered, under consideration)

Furman University (accepted)

Slippery Rock University (offered, declined)

Hendrix College (accepted)

McDaniel College (accepted)

U of Arizona - Early Modern Spanish Cultural Studies/Digital Humanities (accepted)

California State University San Bernardino (accepted)

Middlebury - Portuguese (accepted)

GW (accepted)

Ursinus College (offer made 2/16, declined 2/26)

Wichita State University (offer made 2/10, declined 2/17) Q: Linguistics or Literature? A: Linguistics. I think they are still deciding on the Lit one, they had another candidate out last week.

Franklin & Marshall College (offer made) Q: Linguistics or Caribbean?  LING. Thanks. Accepted? A: Offer was declined (2/16) Thanks. Q: Did a second person get an offer? ***Does someone know what happened with the Caribbean lit position? Did they make an offer?*** They may be finishing the literature search this week.  *Any news about the Caribbean Literature position?*

Bard College (accepted)

Ball State University (accepted)

Marquette University (accepted)

Texas Lutheran (Position postponed after two candidates turned down offers - second hand)

Whitman (accepted)

University of Chicago (offer made)  Has this offer been accepted? yes, a week ago. Both positions? No, just the colonial. I do not know anything about the modern latin american yet.

Winthrop University (offer made)

College of Idaho (offer made) - was this offer accepted? A: Offer was declined.

Slippery Rock University (offer made, declined)

Stetson University (accepted)

University of Texas at San Antonio (linguistics position, accepted)

University of Virginia - Colonial (offer made)

Denison University (accepted)

North Carolina State University (accepted)

Arizona State University (accepted)

Bucknell (offer made and accepted second hand)

College of Charleston (accepted)

BMCC - CUNY x2

California State University, Fullerton ==> Q: Status update, anyone?

Indiana University (Latino Studies)--accepted

Rutgers University, Camden (NJ) - TT Asst. Prof. (20th & 21st cent. Latin America) - Accepted

University of Utah (Latin American Cultural Studies- accepted)

University of Utah (Portuguese- accepted)

Missouri Western State University (accepted)

University of Central Oklahoma (accepted)


Doane College (accepted)

  • question: are these just entries or offers actually made?
  • I believe people generally only post offers actually made here.
  • Can you guys specify if the offers were accepted or NOT? Thanks!

Salary DataEdit

Inspired by other fields represented in this wiki, I thought it would be interesting to post basic information of the offers we have received in order to get a better idea of what the working conditions of our field are. If adding salary data, could you also specify what part of the US the offer comes from (Southwest, Northeast, etc.) to paint a better picture of what the norm is in a certain area?

Q: I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE BEING OFFERED FOR MOVING STIPENDS AND IF THOSE ARE NEGOTIABLE.  WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?

No matter what your moving allowance may or may not be - keep in mind that anything you don't get reimbursed for in moving expenses will be tax-deductible in the US, so at least there is that.

My moving allowance is crap. I should have negotiated harder on it. I'm moving across the country (about $9,000-$10,000 move by most estimates) and I got a paltry $2500.

A state university in GA offered $50.000 for an entering Assistant Prof. position. --> There are no state universities in GA listed under the offers made section. Would you please add this to the list?

  • Public R1 in Virginia offered 57,500 and funding for research and conferences. This particular place is notorious for underpaying faculty, though.
  • Public R1 in the east coast offered $72,000 and substantial funds for research, conferences, etc.
  • Liberal arts college, Pennsylvania, around 67.000 and start up funds
  • A state university in TX offered $55,000 for an entering Assistant Prof, increased to $58,000
  • A liberal arts college in NH offered $61,720 for Assistant Prof. TT then increased to $62,220
  • Pennsylvania norm seems to be $63,000 for entering Assistant Professors. Not too shabby.
  • A state university in Kansas offered $46,000, then increased it to $48,000.
  • A liberal arts college in Vermont offers between $65,000 and $70,000. A. This liberal arts must be Middlebury College. In any case, they offered me 71,000 plus 20,000-30,000 in start-up funds for the first two years.Q.Is this in reference to Medieval / Colonial? yes, it is. Congrats! Offer accepted? A. Nope. The fact that they offered me that money does not mean that I was selected as their candidate. That is what the dean of faculty thought I deserved to make if I were selected. Political/Ideological agendas in the department are hard to satisfy or, let's say, they do not need to agree with your merits or the evaluation by the dean. As they told me, in the US money does not always go to every kind of research. A. Ok, thank you very much for the information. 
  • A liberal arts college in Pacific Northwest offered $51,000, then increased to $53,000
  • A liberal arts college in upstate New York, 2/3, offers $70,000 with a substantial research "start-up" budget.
  • A liberal arts college in the northeastern Midwest offered $61,000 for an entering Assistant Professor (currently ABD, finishing this semester), with an additional $5,000/year for research and travel for the first 3 years. They offered $2,000 for moving expenses.
  • A liberal arts college in the non-coastal (eastern) part of the Pacific Northwest, 3/1/3, offered $48,000-50,000.
  • A liberal arts college also in the eastern Pacific Northwest offered 48,000 and increased it to 50,000. $3000 in moving expenses, $2000 in start-up funds.
  • A public university in Pennsilvania offered $ 64.000 - $ 68.000, with a very solid benefits package.
  • Private University in the east coast,  2/2, low fifties.
  • Public college in the south, 3/3, $53.000. 
  • Private college in the midwest, 3/3, low fifties. 
  • Eastern midwest public university, 3/3, $50,000 + $2,000 for moving and $5,000 in startup.  
  • Liberal arts college in the southeast, 3/3, $50000, $1500 moving

Campus VisitsEdit

  • DeSales University, 3/26
  • Lesley U -- 3/15
  • South Dakota State University: campus visit schedule 3/20
  • Q: Any new about U. Minnesota, Morris?
  • Evergreen State College, 2/25
  • Clarke University, 2/21
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2/21
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (LING)- campus interview scheduled 2/22
  • Williams College, MA (LING) - campus interview scheduled 3/12
  • U of Alabama scheduled for March
  • WFU (Linguistics)
  • NYU 2/15
  • Monmouth College, 2/17. Scheduled for first week of March.
  • Colorado State (Mexicanist): 4 campus visits, one of them by a CSU alumn currently at CU-Boulder (smells fishy). You guys got it all wrong, there is not such thing... I have first hand information, and I can say the process is clean. I cry foul! / Position closed by the Dean, probably there was something fishy in the search. Yeah, I have heard the same... Good luck next time!!
  • Columbus State University, 2/14. Scheduled for last week of Feb. 
  • Has anyone heard anything from Cal State San Bernardino? I haven't. A: Not yet(?) A: Yes, I got a rejection letter for the campus visit (Feb. 14); they must be inviting candidates now, mid-February. In the interview in Boston I was not sure at all what kind of person they are looking for (whether it was teaching, research, grant writing, connection with Hispanic community, Business Spanish). I guess they look at different candidates and decide, this is the type of person we need. A: Me too... :( Rejection letter.
  • Anyone heard from University of Maryland Baltimore County?? A: Campus visits scheduled over a month ago. R: Thanks. That's what I figured, but it's nice to not be left wondering. Good luck to whomever they selected. 
  • Christopher Newport University Q: Lit or Linguistics?
  • MTSU scheduled on 2/5
  • Indiana U [Hispanic Cinema]: Q: Anyone invited 4CV yet? A: 2 visits last month
  • SUNY Purchase 2/2 (phone call)
  • U of North Carolina Pembroke 2/1
  • Q? Has anyone heard from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts?  I WAS INTERVIEWED AT THE MLA AND THEY SAID THEY'S SELECT FINALISTS IMMEDIATELY SO I ASSUME I'M OUT THE RACE BY NOW... (Second-hand: they've scheduled campus visits)
  • Weber State, UT (LING) - had a campus interview 1/31-2/1, but have not heard any news since. I know that I was the 3rd candidate.
  • UMass Amherst, 1/30 x2
  • Spelman College, 2/1 Q: Is this for Spanish or Portuguese position? Portuguese (x2)
  • Q? Anyone heard from University of Arizona? Campus visit conducted this past week (secondhand)
  • Wake Forest U (Spanish and Linguistics) 1/30 Q: campus visit or skype interview? A: Campus Visit.
  • Christopher Newport U. (Ling) (second hand)
  • Oregon State University. (A very nice and professional) post-skype interview rejection received. Interviews have been scheduled for early February.
  • Whitman --> does anyone have any idea of the search process in this institution? Internal candidate?  DON'T KNOW.  THERE ARE SEVERAL VISITORS IN THAT DEPT. BUT AT LEAST ONE OF THEIR FINALISTS IS AN OUTSIDE CANDIDATE.
  • Stonehill College 1/24
  • Columbia U 1/10
  • Bucknell (1 campus visit scheduled, 1/22, second hand)
  • Univeristy of Virginia (Luso-Brazil) 1/9 (scheduled for early February)
  • Hamilton College, 1/18 (scheduled for early February)
  • Kalamazoo College 1/21
  • George Mason University 1/16
  • University of North Alabama 1/16
  • George Washington (3 campus visits scheduled for this week and the week after, Jan. 20, second hand). Q: Any news on an offer? 
  • Berkeley 1/10 
  • Gustavus Adolphus (Campus Visits Scheduled) Date scheduled? Any news on these Lutherans!? Campus visit scheduled--- February.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Colonial) Date sceduled?
  • University of Kansas. Scheduled. Date scheduled?
  • University of Virginia (colonial LatAm), 11 january (scheduled)
  • Centre College, 1/14 by email  Q: For Latin American literature or linguistics?
  • Stony Brook, 1/8 
  • University of Notre Dame (3 campus visits scheduled for January and early February)
  • Claremont McKenna College, 1/15 
  • Illinois Wesleyan, 1/14
  • George Mason, 1/15x2
  • Loyola Chicago, 1/13
  • Pacific University 1/15
  • Keene State College 1/15   Q: Has anyone else been contacted for a campus visit? A: Yes, on 1/22 via phone. (x2). Q: Any news from Keene post campus visit?
  • Occidental College: phone call 1/15
  • Denison U 1/15 Q: For Spanish? A: yes. ¡Felicitaciones y buena suerte! ¡Gracias! Q: When? thought it was for Feb. A: My campus visit was 1/21-22. I think others are 1/28-29 and 2/4-5 as far as I know. Q: Thanks so much for the info.
  • Notre Dame Q: University of Notre Dame?
  • Western New England 1/14
  • Augustana College 1/14
  • Georgia Tech 1/14
  • Wichita State U 1/11 (x2) 3/6 (linguistics) 
  • Texas Lutheran 1/11
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (medieval/golden age)
  • Slippery Rock University 1/8
  • Ursinus College 1/10
  • Pacific Lutheran University 1/11 --> Did they contact you by phone or e-mail? A: Phone. --> Okay, thanks for the info, and good luck!
  • University of Central Oklahoma 1/11 (x2)
  • Brown 1/11
  • Middlebury College (Portuguese): 1/10 
  • New York University: 1/10
  • Middlebury College (Medieval/Colonial): 1/10 How is it possible that the same person posted this campus visit and the one for Portuguese? Is s/he competing for both positions? The IP is from Massachusetts. A. The IP is from Burlington, VT. Barkley, Charles. I have no stake in this search, just trying to help. A. In that case, can you confirm that campus visits for both positions have been scheduled? What about the visiting position? A2: SCs or other insiders do sometimes post info here. A3. I can't confirm anything but the IP address is from Vermont, I know nothing about either search, am just interested. Q. WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE MEDIEVAL/COLONIAL POSITION? ANY NEWS? ANY OFFER?
  • Bryn Mawr College: 1/10
  • Wesleyan 1/9
  • Swarthmore College: 1/9 (x2)
  • Bard College: 1/9--Isn't there an inside candidate here? No. 
  • Longwood University: 1/9
  • Niagara University, 1/8
  • Penn State U (Latin American Lit): 1/8  (2nd hand info)
  • Slippery Rock U: 1/8 (x2)
  • Furman University: 1/8
  • Dominican University (Spanish) 1/8 
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Spanish lang. and pedagogy) 1/8 Not Omaha?--> nope!
  • SUNY at Brockport College (Spanish) 1/8 x3
  • Arizona State University: 1/7 x2
  • Boston U: 1/7
  • Indiana U [US Latino] (1/6)
  • Indiana U [Hispanic Cinema]: Q: Anyone invited 4CV yet?
  • Franklin & Marshall: 1/6 - Caribbean??? 
  • Franklin & Marshall (linguistics): (1/5) Are you sure? Since they were interviewing at the MLA it's a little strange a meeting of the search committee on Sunday. Can anyone confirm this information? Confirmed! It seems they decided it right after doing the interviews.
  • East Carolina University (sociolinguistics):  (1/3, 1/7)
  • University of California, Merced:  (01/01) x4
  • West Texas A&M: (12/27) x2
  • Eckerd College: (12/27) First hand? >> Yes, first hand.
  • St. Mary's College, Notre Dame: (12/19) X2
  • CUNY Manhattan - (12/17) (for the position that starts in January or the one in September? ) September (and maybe also January) Any news after 2nd round of interviews? 
  • College of Idaho: (12/17) X3
  • UT San Antonio (Ling):  via email (12/17). When will the campus interviews take place? Have you heard from the SC about the Translation Studies position? A: One campus interview (ling) is scheduled for the week of January 21st. I'm not sure about the Translation Studies position, but for the linguistics search they are only bringing two candidates to campus. Maybe there is less information available on the search because of the lower numbers of campus visits?
  • Any news about San Antonio? Campus visits? Offers? (02/04/2013)?
  • Westminster College: (12/14)
  • Wright State U:  (12/14)
  • University of Utah (Port.): (12/14); anyone else?  Has anyone received a rejection letter/email?
  • North Carolina State U: via email/phone (12/14)
  • Penn State U (Hispanic Linguistics): via email (12/14)
  • Texas Tech:  via email (12/13)
  • Winthrop University (Latin America):  (12/12)
  • U-Chicago:  (12/11) x1
  • University of Utah (Latin American Cultural Studies): (12/11)
  • Ohio State University (Latino Studies): skype interviews - campus visits (during week of the 26th)
  • University of Louisville (Interpreting Studies):  third week of Oct. what's the scuttlebutt here?

Interviews after MLAEdit

List new information at the top.

  • Anyone heard anything from Wilkes U? Campus visits?
  • Holy Cross: Skype interview scheduled for Visiting Spanish (4/19)
  • Any news from Florida Southern about the Asst Prof of Spanish?
  • Any news from Duquesne about the Assistant Professor of Spanish position? A. Interview invitations extended. A. I'm not sure this information is correct. My understanding is that they will be contacting folks this week (4/15) How sure are you?  Can anyone confirm either way?Alguna noticia??? Exito a todos/as!
  • Franklin and Marshall College: Phone interview scheduled for visiting Spanish (4/2) (4/3)
  • Lycoming College: Phone interview scheduled for visiting Spanish (3/30)
  • Williams College: Skype interview scheduled for visiting Spanish (3/13)
  • Oberlin College: Skype interview scheduled for Visiting Portuguese (3/1)
  • Oberlin College: Skype intervew for visiting Spanish (3/4)
  • US Air Force Academy: Skype interview scheduled for Portuguese (2/25) x2
  • Lesley U: phone interview scheduled 2/22
  • Roger Williams University: Skype interview scheduled for 2/22
  • Winona State University: phone interview (2/15) x2 No campus interviews scheduled yet? Resp: Not yet as of 2/22 afternoon.
  • City College of NY: phone interview request (2/12) Q: Request via e-mail? Q2: can anyone confirm this? thank you! A: Confirmed 2/15, request by phone for phone interview. A: Me too I re-confirm, 2-15. 
  • New York University: Skype interview scheduled (2/9)(x1)
  • University of Alberta: Skype interview scheduled (2/7) (x2). Worst. Interview. Ever.
  • Western Kentucky: scheduled 2/5  <<---Q: What is the position? There is no posting below describing this position. Spanish/Port? Lit/Ling? 
  • Columbus State University: Phone interview scheduled, secondhand (2/1)
  • Colorado Mesa University: Phone interview conducted (2/1)
  • The Evergreen State College: Phone interview scheduled (1/30) (2/11)
  • Sam Houston State University: Phone interview scheduled (1/25) x2
  • University of West Georgia: Phone interview scheduled (1/22)
  • The University of Alabama: phone interview scheduled (1/26) X2
  • Stephen F Austin (1/26)
  • South Dakota State University (1/26)
  • CUNY Staten Island 1/20 (x2)
  • Middle Tennessee State University 1/20 X2
  • Penn State New Kensington (Spanish instructor position): phone interview scheduled 1/11
  • Oregon State: Skype interview scheduled 1/10

MLA, Skype or Phone Interview RequestsEdit

List new information at top

  • Q: Has anyone heard about the Upenn Spanish lecturer positions (posted on 4/09/13)?  Thanks!
  • DeSales University: Skype interview scheduled 3/20
  • University of San Francisco (visiting) 3/22
  • SUNY Purchase College: Skype interview request 1/5 (x3)
  • Sweet Briar College (visiting): phone/Skype interview requested 1/5
  • Western Oregon University: second interview through Skype (12/27)
  • University of Tennessee Martin, MLA interview scheduled 12/26
  • U of Washington (Sp ling lecturer), MLA interview scheduled (12/24 - yes, also christmas eve (X2))
  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, phone interview scheduled (12/24--yes, Christmas eve) (x 2, 12/24)
  • Niagara U, MLA interview scheduled (12/23) (x3)
  • CSU, San Bernardino. MLA interview scheduled (12/20) (x4)
  • University of Akron (Ling). Phone interview scheduled (12/20)
  • U of Minessota, Morris. MLA interview scheduled (12/20)
  • University of Akron (Lit). Phone interview scheduled (12/20)
  • Benedictine College: phone interview scheduled (12/19)
  • Stony Brook U (SUNY): MLA interview scheduled (12/18)
  • Rutgers, Camden: MLA interview scheduled (12/18) (via phone)
  • Ursinus College: Skype interview scheduled (12/18) (x2, via phone)
  • New York University (Latin American): MLA interview scheduled (12/17) 12/17 is pretty fast, considering the applications were due 12/15; can anyone confirm this information? Confirmed.
  • Christopher Newport (Ling): email (12/18) to arrange MLA interview
  • Guilford College: Skype interview scheduled (12/17)
  • Bucknell - MLA interview shceduled (12/17), second hand reliable
  • Claremont McKenna College (Span & Port) - MLA interview scheduled (12/15)
  • CUNY Manhattan - Skype interview scheduled (12/7)
  • The Cidatel: MLA interview scheduled (x2)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University: MLA Interview (12/14)
  • Stetson University: MLA Interview (12/14), (12/20) (x1) Any post-MLA news? Nada de nada!
  • Keene State College: MLA interview scheduled 12/17 (x3)
  • Middlebury College (Visiting prof): MLA Interview scheduled 12/17 (x2), is this for medieval/colonial?
  • Georgia Tech: Skype interview scheduled 12/17 (x2)
  • Bard College: MLA Interview scheduled 12/17 (x2)
  • South Dakota State University: letters of recommendation requested 12/17
  • Christopher Newport (Lit): MLA interview scheduled 12/17 (x3)
  • Wichita State University (LA lit): Skype interview scheduled 12/15 (x2)
  • University of San Diego (peninsular): MLA interview scheduled 12/15 (x2)
  • Penn State U: (LA lit.) MLA interview scheduled 12/14 (x2)
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County: MLA interview scheduled 12/14
  • Wichita State University (Ling): Skype interview scheduled 12/14 (x3)
  • Central Michigan University: MLA interview scheduled 12/14 (x2)
  • U of Sciences in Philadelphia: MLA interview scheduled 12/14 (2nd hand) (x2)
  • Colorado SU: Phone interview scheduled 12/12
  • Augustana College: MLA interview scheduled 12/13 (x3)
  • St Michael's College: MLA interview scheduled 12/13, 12/14
  • West Texas A&M: Skype interview scheduled 12/13 (x2)
  • George Washington: MLA interview scheduled 12/13 (x4)
  • Denison U: MLA interview scheduled 12/13 (x4)
  • Monmouth College: MLA interview scheduled 12/12.
  • Rice: Got email stating that lecturer search has been canceled 12/11.
  • University of Iowa: phone interview scheduled 12/12
  • Tennessee Tech University: MLA interview scheduled 12/12
  • Middlebury College, Portuguese: MLA interview scheduled 12/11 ; 2x anyone else?  Has anyone received a rejection letter/email? Any news on the medieval/colonial job?
  • Boston U: MLA interview scheduled 12/11 (X2)
  • UC Berkeley: MLA interview scheduled 12/11 (X3)
  • Spelman College: MLA interview scheduled 12/11 (x2), 12/12, Spanish or Portuguese? (1 - Spanish) (2-Portuguese)
  • Pacific Lutheran University: MLA interview scheduled 12/11, 12/12, 12/13 (x2)
  • Saint Joseph's University: MLA interview scheduled 12/11 (x4); Skype interview scheduled 12/13
  • Whitman C: MLA interview scheduled 12/10
  • U Nebraska at Omaha: MLA interview scheduled 12/10 (x2)
  • The Citadel: MLA interview scheduled 12/10, 2nd hand
  • Bryn Mawr: MLA interview scheduled 12/10, 12/12
  • UT El Paso: MLA interview scheduled 12/10
  • Centre College: MLA interview scheduled 12/10 (x2)
  • University of Virginia, LAS/Colonial: MLA interview scheduled 12/8
  • Tulane U: MLA interview scheduled 12/7
  • U of Arizona: MLA interview scheduled 12/7, 12/11 
  • Hamilton College: MLA interview scheduled 12/5 (x2), 12/11
  • Loyola University Chicago: MLA interview scheduled (LA Lit) 12/6 (x3),  12/7
  • Gustavus Adolphus: MLA interview scheduled 12/6
  • Columbia U: MLA interview scheduled 12/7 (x2)
  • Swarthmore College: MLA interview scheduled 12/7
  • Stonehill College: MLA interview scheduled 12/7 (x5)
  • Wesleyan U: MLA interview 12/7 (x6)
  • Penn State U (Hispanic Linguistics): Skype interview scheduled 12/7
  • Furman U: MLA interview scheduled 12/6 (x3)
  • Occidental College: MLA interview scheduled 12/6 (x2), 12/7
  • Brown U: MLA interview scheduled 12/6 (x3)
  • Bridgewater SU: phone interview scheduled 12/6 (x2)
  • Immaculata University: skype interview scheduled 12/6
  • Longwood University: MLA interview scheduled 12/5
  • University of Central Oklahoma: MLA scheduled 12/5 (x3)
  • Spring Hill College: Skype interview for January scheduled 12/4
  • University of Virginia (Luso-Brazil): MLA interview scheduled 12/4
  • Western New England University MLA scheduled 12/4
  • Eckerd College: Skype Interview scheduled 12/4 (x1)
  • Franklin and Marshall College: MLA interview scheduled 12/4 (X4)
  • North Carolina State University: skype interview scheduled 12/4 (x3)
  • College of Idaho: phone interview scheduled 12/3 (X2)
  • Harvard U.: MLA interview scheduled 11/30
  • Marquette University: MLA interview 11/30
  • University of Texas, San Antonio: Phone interview scheduled 11/30 (x3)
  • University of South Carolina, Transatlantic: MLA interview scheduled 11/29 (x2)
  • California State University, Fullerton: interviews scheduled 11/29
  • George Mason University (Spanish Linguistics): Contacted for Skype interview 11/28; 11/29 (x2)
  • Hendrix College (AR): Contacted to schedule Skype interview 11/28
  • Slippery Rock University: MLA interview 11/28
  • University of Oregon: Skype 11/28 ---> WHEN WILL THE SEARCH COMMITTEE CONTACT THE FINALISTS SELECTED FOR CAMPUS VISITS?
  • University of California, Merced: interview scheduled 11/28 (x2); 11/30
  • Western Oregon University: Phone interview scheduled: 11/27
  • Arizona State University (Spanish Linguisitics): Skype interview scheduled, 11/27 (x2)
  • Ohio State University (Latino Studies): skype interviews - campus visits (during week of the 26th)
  • College of Charleston: Received email 11/21 to schedule Skype interview (11/21 listed below as date interviews scheduled for both Linguistics and Peninsular searches)
  • Ball State University: Received email 11/20 to schedule phone interview
  • Texas Tech-phone interview scheduled for 12/6
  • St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana: Skype interview scheduled for week of 12/10
  • Wright State U: Skype interview scheduled for week of 12/10
  • Miami University of Ohio: Skype interview scheduled 11/20/12
  • University of Utah: 11/19
  • Valdosta State University: Received e-mail 11/19 to shedule Skype interview.
  • Clarke University: Received e-mail 11-19 to schedule Skype interview X1.
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Asst. Prof, Spanish Linguistics: 11/15
  • Winthrop University - Asst. Prof. of Latin American Literature: 11/15
  • Kalamazoo College: MLA interview. 11/14
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Asst. Prof, Spanish Literature: 11/12

2012-2013 SPANISH & PORTUGUESE JOBS (TT / Full-Time)Edit

**Copy and post below text to add new entry. Please put schools in alphabetical order!**

Please post only TT/Full-Time here. Visiting or Lecturer Positions belong in the section immediately below this one!

AAA Name of College/University (State) - Position - DateEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Arizona State University - TT Asst. Spanish Linguistics - Nov. 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/27 (skype)x3
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1/7 x2
Offer made: Offer made and accepted 02/18

  • Any news?: (01/01) Not yet (01/03) (01/05)

Augusta SU, Georgia - TT Asst. - Latin American Lit. - OCT. 15Edit

Assistant Professor of Spanish
The Department of English and Foreign Languages invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish language and culture with a concentration in Latin American literature beginning Fall 2013. Applicants must be interested in teaching undergraduate classes in Spanish at all levels, from introductory language courses through the major. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. Online teaching and/or grant writing experience desirable, as are qualifications to teach a second foreign language. For full consideration, applicants should send a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2012 to Lillie B. Johnson, Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Augusta State University, Box 19, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904.

Request for more materials:
Rejection: Email 11/19
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Augustana C, South Dakota- TT Asst. - Spanish (generalist). - NOV. 1Edit

Tenure-track assistant professor position in Spanish, beginning Fall 2013. Seeking generalist able to teach Spanish language, literature and culture courses at all levels, and occasional related courses in English to all language majors.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Spanish or Hispanic Studies in hand by date of hire, and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish. Commitment to and demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching, experience with information technology and technology-mediated instruction, evidence of scholarly potential, and commitment to the mission of a private, liberal arts, church-related college are required.

Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester and one course in two-of-three January Interims. Expected to advise students, engage in scholarship and provide service to College and community.

Salary: Competitive, dependent upon qualifications, and experience.

Review of applications begins Nov. 1, 2012, and concludes Dec. 1 or until position is filled. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview at the 2013 MLA Convention; top two candidates will be invited for on-campus interviews. Prior to Dec. 1, please send letter of application addressing the above qualifications, CV, teaching philosophy statement, official graduate transcripts, and three current letters of reference (at least one of which must address candidate's performance as a classroom teacher).

Please submit your applications materials electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, application materials may be mailed to: Dean of the College, Augustana College, Box 763, Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

  • ANY NEWS?? (12/26) No (01/01) Still no, at least not beyond MLA interviews (01/14)

Ball State University - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish - Open Until FilledEdit

Tenure-track faculty position available August 16, 2013.

Responsibilities: open specialty (with emphasis in Peninsular) capable of teaching a full range of courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.www.bsu.edu/languages

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: received email 11/20 (phone)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

  • Q: Has anyone who had a phone interview heard anything one way or the other?

Bard College- Assistant Professor Peninsular - Dec 3 Edit

Bard C, Lang & Lit, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

http://www.bard.edu/employment

Apply to this position: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15716

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Bard College's Division of Languages and Literature invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish, to begin Fall 2013. The successful candidate must hold Ph.D. or be nearing its completion this year. Area of specialization: Peninsular literature, any period. S/he should maintain a vigorous and active commitment to scholarship as well as a lively interest in undergraduate teaching at a small liberal arts college with an intellectually curious, sophisticated student body. Multidisciplinary approaches welcome. The ideal candidate will be able to teach all levels of Spanish language as well as literature seminars for advanced undergraduates. Experience with study abroad programs a plus. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to general education at the college. Native or near-native fluency is required.



Bard is a highly selective college of the liberal arts and sciences with 1900 students, located 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River.

Please send cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by email to hr12062@bard.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications: December 3, 2012. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA Interview scheduled 17/12
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Baylor University - Director, Division of Spanish and Portuguese - Nov. 15Edit

Mod For Langs, One Bear Pl, #97391, Waco, TX 76798

http://baylor.edu/mfl

Apply to this position: www.interfolio.com/apply/14928

Director, Division of Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages invites applications for the position of Division Director for Spanish and Portuguese at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Division offers majors in Spanish and in Latin American Studies, an M.A. in Spanish, and courses in Portuguese through the second year. The Division of Spanish and Portuguese is the largest of four Divisions housed in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Spanish or related field. The successful applicant will be a dynamic scholar and leader committed to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching and in research. The Division Director provides leadership for a Division with more than 30 full-time faculty members. Field of specialization is open and administrative experience is desirable.

Responsibilities: In addition to teaching and publication, responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of the Division, engaging in short- and long-term planning, scheduling courses, assisting the Department Chair with faculty recruitment and evaluation, recruiting and advising students, and coordinating curricular planning and assessment.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 15, 2012.

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation and have recommenders send letters to:

Dr. Paul Larson, Chair
Search Committee for Director of the Division of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Modern Foreign Languages
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97391
Waco, Texas 76798

Application materials or nominations may be submitted electronically to: Paul_Larson@baylor.edu

Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a “high-research” institution. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/).

Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an AA/EEO employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, & persons with disabilities to apply.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:?
Offer made:

Bridgewater State University - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish and English (joint position; Latin America and US Latino/a) Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/6 (phone)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Brown University - Assistant Professor, Peninsular (2 positions) - Nov 5Edit

Brown U, Hisp Studies, Box 1961, Providence, RI 02912

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Hispanic_Studies/

Apply to this position: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15223

Assistant Professor - Modern Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture

The Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University invites applications for up to two positions in modern Spanish peninsular literature and culture (18th - 21st centuries) at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. Successful applicants will have rigorous, innovative research agendas and demonstrate clear evidence of teaching excellence, as well as a commitment to program building at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A PhD in Spanish or equivalent terminal degree is required by position start date, July, 1, 2013. Responsibilities include teaching Spanish literature and culture, establishing an outstanding scholarly trajectory, and providing service to the institution and the profession.Applications must be made online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15223 by November 5, 2012. Required materials include a curriculum vitae, cover letter with research and teaching statement, writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of reference. Reference letters should be filed online when possible; otherwise, they may be sent to: Laura Bass, Chair, Department of Hispanic Studies, Box 1961, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 12/6 x2
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Bryn Mawr College - Asst. Prof. of Spanish -  Nov. 14Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 12/12
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

California State University, Fullerton - TT - Spanish Literature (Peninsular) - Nov. 1Edit

Duties include: teaching all levels of Spanish, but primarily upper-division and graduate-level courses in Spanish Peninsular literature and culture; student advisement; and contribution to department and university governance.

Required: Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and a Ph.D. in Spanish, with a specialization in Peninsular Literature, preferably in Golden Age. Ph.D. by August 2013 is required. If ABD, please have your dissertation chair provide a letter indicating your progress to date and detailing a timeline to completion. Degree must be completed by date of appointment.

Desirable: Additional background in other areas such as translation, cultural studies, or other related fields is highly desirable.

The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track.

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2012. The search committee will begin reviewing applications and continue its review until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: x4 11/29 + 11/28
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: This week (12/12 & 12/17)  ¿Cuándo recibiste la invitación? A: Invitations sent around the beginning of Dec. 

Offer made: Offer made and accepted. 

California State University, San Bernardino (CA)- Asst. Prof. in Spanish- Nov. 25Edit

Request for more materials: physical letter received 12/14 requested biography and demographic information x3
Rejection: I've been told that they will send out letters next week (12/10). I received rejection letter 12/27 stating they received 230 applications for this position.

  • What kind of letters? Rejection only or MLA invites or?
  • A: This was the entire email I received from the admin person last Friday: The committee is currently meeting regarding the applicants. Letters are being sent out at the beginning of next week.

Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview 12/20
Rejection post-MLA: Any news regarding this position? Nothing yet... Is this normal? They told me at the MLA convention it would take them just 2 weeks to make their selection...
Campus visit: Got a rejection letter for a campus visit (2/14).
Offer made: Offer made and accepted.

Central Michigan University (MI)- TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Nov. 16 Edit

The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Spanish, beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. We seek a specialist in Applied Linguistics in Spanish with an emphasis on translation and/or bilingualism, and with the ability to teach a full range of undergraduate Spanish language courses and graduate-level seminars (also in hybrid and online formats). The ideal candidate will help develop a new certificate in translation and coordinate our basic language courses. Other desirable areas include Second Language Acquisition, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, or experience in coordinating basic language courses. The normal teaching load is 18 credit hours per academic year. Requirements: Ph.D. by August 2013; native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.

Applicants must apply on-line at: http://www.jobs.cmich.edu . Required materials include a letter of application, c.v., copies of graduate transcript(s), evidence of excellence in teaching and of commitment to scholarship. In addition, have three current letters of reference (at least one of the letters must be from a colleague or supervisor who has directly observed your teaching) sent to: Dr. Mary-Garland Jackson, Search Committee Chair, 305 Pearce, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. Applications must be submitted by November 16th. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention. CMU, and AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: scheduled 12/14 for MLA (x2)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Christopher Newport U. (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Nov. 2Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Christopher Newport U. (VA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. - Spanish/2nd Lang Acquisitition - Nov. 9Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1
Offer made:

Citadel, The (SC) Asst. Spanish Latin AmericanEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made: Has anyone received an offer?  Any inside info? A: Yes - an offer was made and accepted. 

City College of NY (CCNY-CUNY) Asst Spanish Language and Peninsular Literature (Jan. 21)Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

College of Charleston (SC) Asst. Spanish PeninsularEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/21
Rejection post-MLA: x1
Campus visit: any news on this? Scheduled mid-December for mid-January

Offer made: Any news? No. -Received email today stating that the position had been filled and the search closed.

College of Charleston (SC) Asst. Spanish LinguisticsEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: x4 11/21
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Received an email saying that they had already extended campus invitations (01/05)
Offer made: Search closed.

College of Idaho- Asst. Prof. in Spanish- Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/3
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Columbia College (MO) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Open Until FilledEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Clayton State U. (GA) - TT Asst. Spanish - January 15, 2013Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Colorado State University - TT Asst. Prof. of Spanish (Mexico) - Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Columbus State U. (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Jan. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:

  • From email "The committee will begin reviewing application January 15, 2013."

Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Denison University (OH) -TT Asst. Hispanic cinema studies - Nov. 16Edit

Note: Wrong date was posted. Originally 11/21 posted, but that was for another position in the same ad on the Chronicle. Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA 12/13 (x2)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1/15
Offer made:

Doane College, Nebraska - TT Asst. - Nov. 1 Edit

Generalist. Doane College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Spanish for fall 2013. Ph.D. or advanced ABD, college teaching experience, and a commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts college preferred. The successful candidate will be a generalist to teach all levels of Spanish including elementary, intermediate and advanced language classes; literature and culture of Latin America and Spain. Preference may be given to a candidate who is interested in seeking cultural and service connections with the community. S/he also will have the opportunity to teach in interdisciplinary programs. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. John M. Burney, Vice President for Academic Affairs, AcademicAffairs@doane.edu . For more information visit the Doane College website at http://doane.eduReview of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Doane College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of the nation.

NOTE: As a small liberal art college, Doane does not currently have the status to issue visas for employment. The College also does not provide support for the expenses of securing a visa or work permit. Thus proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required upon employment.

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Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Eastern Washington University (WA)- Asst. Prof. in Spanish- Nov. 26Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 1/30
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Eckerd College (FL)- TT Asst. Professor of SpanishEdit

Request for more materials: Request for letters of recommendation (12/7) 1x
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interviews scheduled for next week, 12/4 (second hand, reliable)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: yes 2/08 Q: Does this mean that you were invited on 2/08 or that you had your campus visit on 2/08? campus visit on 2/08
Offer made: Is there an update on this search? Offer made and accepted.

Evergreen State College (WA) - FT Faculty - Spanish & Latin American Lit. - Jan. 9, 2013Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Ferris State University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Dec. 11Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - TT Asst. Prof. of Spanish (Caribbean) - Oct. 15Edit

Request for more materials: 12/1
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - TT Asst. Prof. of Spanish and Linguistics Edit

Request for more materials: 11/1 (X5)
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 12/4 (x2)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Furman UniversityEdit

Request for more materials: 11/21 (x9)
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/6 (x4)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

George Mason UniversityEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/28 (x3)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

George Washington University - Assistant Professor in Medieval and Golden Age Spanish literatures and cultures - Nov. 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/13
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Georgia Southern (Statesboro, GA)- Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics - Oct. 20Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 12/14 (position has been filled)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 10/26
Rejection post-MLA: 12/14
Campus visit: End of November.
Offer made:

Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) - Assistant Professor of Spanish (or higher rank) - Nov. 29 Edit

The School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announces an opening for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor or higher rank of Spanish to begin August 2013. The appointment is contingent upon final budget approval. We seek candidates with a PhD in Spanish language, literature, or cultural studies (or in a related field), with native or near-native Spanish fluency, and with outstanding scholarly potential and excellent teaching skills. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in Latin American studies and applied language as well as a strong intercultural and interdisciplinary orientation. Possible areas for interdisciplinary collaboration include but are not limited to: race and ethnicity studies; Afro-Hispanic and African diaspora studies; digital media; science, environment and policy studies; industry, business- and health-related fields. A desire to take an active role in study abroad initiatives is a plus. The School of Modern Languages offers a major in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS), in which students achieve professional-level proficiency and intercultural competence with content-based courses in Societies and Cultures, Industry and Technology, Arts and Media. In addition we offer two joint majors: in International Affairs and Modern Languages and in Global Economics and Modern Languages. Interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty in the other language groups in Modern Languages as well as faculty from other Schools in the Ivan Allen College and with other units at Georgia Tech with a Latin American focus are strongly encouraged.

Applicants should forward a letter of interest, a dossier including a curriculum vitae, and (3) letters of recommendation to Loretta Walker, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0375. Deadline is November 29, 2012. Georgia Tech is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interview scheduled 12/17 (e-mail said they are not conducting MLA interviews)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Guilford College (NC) - TT Asst. Professor (Latin American Specialist - Nov. 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1

Offer made:

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor (Latin American Specialist - Nov. 1)Edit

Request for more materials: X10, by email (11/12).
Rejection: Rejection e-mail: Nov. 9.; 12/21 (x2, I was 1 of the 10 who was asked for more materials)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 12/6
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Has anybody been contacted to schedule a campus visit? I have not! Could they really be taking this long?
Offer made:

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor (Peninsular Literature and Culture - Nov.  until filled)Edit

Request for more materials: .
Rejection: 
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/5, 12/11
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Harvard U. - Asst. Professor, Latino Studies - Nov. 1Edit

Latino Studies: Harvard University. The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Program of History and Literature seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Latino Studies. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2013. We are looking for a scholar with a combined approach between Latino and Latin-American histories, literatures and cultures. Native or near-native skills in both Spanish and English are required. Applicants should have an active record of research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to design interdisciplinary courses. Teaching duties include courses in History and Literature and in Romance Languages and Literatures, as well as advising undergraduate and graduate theses.

Please submit a cover letter, a CV, an abstract of the dissertation and/or other major publications, the names and contact information of three references, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a writing sample through the ARIeS portal (academicpositions.harvard.edu). All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 1st.

Request for more materials: letters requested via Interfolio (11/21)
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: [from Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13 page: "MLA Interview request by email (11/30)"]
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Hendrix College (AR)- Asst. Prof. of Spanish- Nov. 9Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:12/7 (the selection has been made) did you have an interview with them? -No.
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/28 (skype interview scheduled); had Skype interview 12/6; had Skype interview 12/6
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: have campus visits been scheduled? I was wondering the same. They told me by the end of the year, but as of 1/19/13, haven't heard anything.  I had a skype interview on 12/6, too, and haven't heard anything.; I am the same situation - had the Skype interview and also stil wondering.
Offer made:

Immaculata University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Open Until FilledEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Indiana University (Bloomington) Hispanic Film- Asst. Prof - Oct 20Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: scheduled for 1/15 and 1/17
Offer made:

  • has anyone heard anything from them?
  • Not yet. Taking a long time, no?
  • Yeah, you would think that with such an early deadline they would've met by now...
  • Already heard from them back in November with MLA interview

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)- Asst. Prof. in Spanish- Nov. 26Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

  • Any news on Indiana U. (Dec. 24)? Received e-mail on 2/25 that they were just beginning their review of candidates and asking me to fill out some form online related to diversity.

Iona College - (TT) - GENERALIST - 12/12Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

KalamazooEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 1/31 via email
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Keene State College (NH)- Assist. Prof. of Spanish - Dec.4Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: e-mail 12/21
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA (Dec/14) x 1
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Long Island University- Asst. Prof. in Spanish (with a second foreign language)- Nov. 12Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Q: Does anyone know anything about this search? Was it cancelled? I wonder the same thing...

Loyola University Chicago - TT Asst. - Latin American Studies/Spanish - October 30Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 1/14
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA 12/6
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Marquette University - TT Asst. Spanish Linguistics. - Nov 5Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/30 x3
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

McDaniel College TT Asst. Latin American Generalist. - Nov 5Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Miami University (Ohio)- TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Transatlantic)- Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: e-mail 12/19 (x5)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Middlebury College - TT Asst. Prof. Medieval/ Colonial - Nov. 1Edit

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Tenure-track position in Spanish, with a focus on the fields of Hispanic Medieval and/or Colonial literature and culture. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor (Ph.D) or instructor (ABD). Application deadline: November 1, 2012.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Missouri WesternAsst. Professor of SpanishEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Phone interviews on 12/10/12
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Scheduled
Offer made: Offer made and accepted

Monmouth College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Nov. 26Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

North Carolina State University - TT Asst. Hispanic Sociolinguistics. - Nov 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: letter received 12/22
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/4 (Skype) (x2)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Northern Kentucky University - Chair, Department of World Languages and Literatures Edit

The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for the position of Chair to lead a department of eleven full-time faculty and sixteen part-time instructors. We offer majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish; a minor in Chinese studies; an expanding program in Japanese; and courses in Arabic, Italian, Korean, Latin, and Russian. The chair position is a twelve-month, tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor, which will begin on July 1, 2013.

Ph.D. degree in Spanish required with a native or near-native fluency in English and Spanish. Candidates in all fields of Hispanic studies may apply; those in Caribbean, Latin American, Colonial Studies, second language acquisition and pedagogy, and/or linguistics are especially encouraged. The ideal candidate will have experience in the chair position and in program growth, will have demonstrated leadership skills and communication ability, with a record of scholarly achievement, successful teaching, and evidenced commitment to public engagement. Knowledge of a second modern language is desirable. We anticipate interviewing candidates at the MLA convention. For additional information on the Department of World Languages and Literatures, visit http://worldlanglit.nku.edu.

Submit letter of application and CV, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Barbara Klaw, search committee chair, at wlanguagesposition@nku.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For full consideration, and MLA interview, applications should be received by December 10, 2012.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community. NKU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit http://www.nku.edu.

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Occidental College - TT, Assistant Professor Spanish Linguistics Edit

December 1 Deadline 

Also posted Linguistics 2012-2013

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 12/11/12 (via mail) (x2)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: phone call 12/6 for MLA interview
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: phone call 1/15
Offer made:

Ohio State University - TT, Asst. Professor indigenous studies/ethnography/ethnomusicology - November 14, 2012Edit

Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2012-13 and Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 11/27
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made

  • Any word? (12/16)

Ohio State University - TT Open rank, Latino/a Studies - November 14, 2012Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: skype
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: this week (nov 27th) and next week
Offer made

Ohio State University - TT Department Chair, Spanish and Portuguese - November 14, 2012Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Campus visit:
Offer made

Oregon State University - TT Asst. Spanish & Socioling. - Oct. 31, 2012Edit

Oregon State University Foreign Languages and Literatures Program is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish and Sociolinguistics. Responsibilities will included teaching classes, advising and research. Required qualifications include Ph.D. in Spanish or like appropriate discipline, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, evidence of teaching excellence, record of working with diverse students and faculty and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

To review posting and apply, go to oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # 0009524. Closing date is October 31, 2012.

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 11/16, 12/5 (x2); After emailing them, received a reply (12/10) that my application is "still under consideration."
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 1/15 (Skype or phone)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Scheduled for early February
Offer made:

Pacific Lutheran University (OR) - Asst. Professor of Hispanic Studies - Nov. 2Edit

Request for more materials: 11/14
Rejection: 
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/11 (MLA)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made: second hand source says offer made (2/18)

Pacific University (OR) - Assistant Professor of SpanishEdit

Request for more materials: 11/14 via email
Rejection: e-mail 12/12/12 (a vary appropiate date to give the bad news) :( (x3)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/12 (x2) MLA
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Scheduled 1/15 for February
Offer made: 2/13

Penn State U. - Asst. Professor, Hispanic Linguistics - Dec. 1Edit

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line position in Hispanic linguistics (area focus open) at the Assistant Professor rank (beginning or advanced), with an August 2013 starting date. We seek a scholar with a dynamic research agenda
who will help us build on the strengths recognized by our program’s recent NRC ranking. The ideal candidate should conduct community/corpus- or laboratory-based research that will add to the Department's significant presence in and contribution to Penn State's Center for Language Science (http://lsrg.psu.edu/), a highly
interdisciplinary and collaborative group of researchers who share common interests in language acquisition, processing, variation and change, and an array of issues pertaining to bi- and multi-lingualism.

Candidates should possess native or near native fluency in Spanish, as well as a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics or a related field. The Ph.D. must be in hand at time of appointment. Candidates should show clear evidence of strong scholarly potential and teaching excellence. Desirable research areas include but are not limited to: laboratory
phonology, sociophonetics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis. Knowledge of Italian and/or Portuguese is a plus. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish linguistics and will have the opportunity to be affiliated with Penn State's Program in Linguistics and the Center for Language Science.

Applications received on or before December 1, 2012 will be guaranteed full review. Please send a letter of application describing both current and future research and teaching/mentoring experience, along with a CV, and representative publications. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the application URL
below. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Bonnie Rossman at the contact email address below.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/7 (Skype) x2
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 12/14
Offer made:

Penn State U. - Asst/ or Assoc. Prof. - Latin American - Dec. 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA scheduled 12/14 (x2)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: (Campus visit scheduled...2nd hand)
Offer made:

Piedmont College, Demorest NEW LISTING--Open until filledEdit

Assistant Professor Spanish

The Humanities department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Spanish.Position has an August 1, 2013, start date.

A Ph.D. specializing in peninsular Spanish as well as a strong commitment to excellent teaching and service is required. Teaching responsibilities may include elementary through advanced courses in Spanish at both the Demorest and Athens campuses. The ability to also teach French (M.A. degree in French) is desirable.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial copies of transcripts; and names, phone numbers and email address of three references electronically in one email to:hrapplicant@piedmont.edu

Review of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

Piedmont College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Founded in 1897, Piedmont College is a private comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students at campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia.

www.piedmont.edu

Queens College, CUNY - TTEdit

Assistant/Associate Professor The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Queens College, City University of New York, has authorization to make a tenure‑track appointment in Spanish at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure‑track to begin in the Fall semester of 2013.

 Responsibilities include overseeing and teaching in the Elementary Program in Spanish language, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Spanish linguistics, and contributing to departmental programs in Spanish and as well as to the College’s liberal arts curriculum.

Applicants should have proven experience and a demonstrated commitment to teaching Spanish language at all levels as well as evidence of an active research program in linguistics. Preference will be given to candidates with a research specialty in sociolinguistics, dialectology, history of the language and/or language acquisition, and experience coordinating language courses. A PhD and native or near‑native competency in Spanish and English are required.

Go to http://www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
‑ Click "Search job listings"
‑ Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs"
‑ Search by Job Opening ID number (6878)
‑ Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Please note that candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

Submit to the address below (by mail only, not email or fax) samples of scholarly work or writing. In addition, please provide three letters of reference. These may be sent directly by the authors or included with your application in signed/sealed envelopes.

José Miguel Martínez Torrejón, chair
Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Queens College‑CUNY
65‑30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367‑1597


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Rice University (TX) - TT Asst or Assoc. - Brazilian Literature and Culture - Nov. 30Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Campus visit:
Offer made:

Roanoke CEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 01/10 (x2)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Q: Any news about Roanoke? I didn't get a chance to ask about their timeline at MLA. A: campus interviews in process. A: I think interviews are done. 

Rutgers University, Camden (NJ) - TT Asst. Prof. (20th & 21st cent. Latin America) - Dec. 7 Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 12/18 (via phone)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made: 2/6, Accepted 2/9 (first hand)

Saint Joseph's University (PA) - Asst. Professor in Peninsular Literature Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:12/19 (x2), 12/26, 1/28 (via mail)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview 12/11
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Any news?
Offer made: Any offers made?

Saint Mary's College (IN)- Asst. Professor of Spanish - Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials: 11/27
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Week of 12/10
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Saint Michael's College (VT) - TT Asst. Prof (Latin America) - Nov. 15Edit

SEARCH CANCELLED Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA (Dec/13) x 2
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Sam Houston State University (TX) - Asst. Professor of Spanish - Open Until FilledEdit

Request for more materials: I've been told they will schedule Skype interviews "soon" (as of 12/6)
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Campus visit:
Offer made:

San Diego State U. - Associate Professor in Spanish Linguistics and/or SLAEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: x1, Rejection e-mail
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

South Dakota State University - Spanish Associate Prof.Edit

Request for more materials: Letters of recommendation requested via e-mail
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interview early Feb.
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:  Campus visit scheduled
Offer made:

Spelman College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of Portuguese - Nov. 30Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA interview scheduled via email 12/12
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Spelman College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Nov. 30Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Campus visit:
Offer made:

Spring Hill CEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/4

  • Received letter stating Skype interviews would be conducted in January but not told if selected for an interview

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Campus visit:
Offer made:

Stonehill College (MA) - open specialization TT Asst Professor - Oct 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: I just received a very kind Q: Did you interview with them? rejection e-mail (x2) I just received the same kind rejection 1/23 and I didn't have an intereview with them...why they have to wait so long????
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA, 12/7, via email
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Stony Brook University (SUNY) - TT Asst. 19th century Latin American Lit - Nov. 30Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA 12/18
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

SUNY Brockport Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:1
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: x1 (12/14)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: x1 (12/20)
Offer made:

Sweet Briar College - Visiting Prof. with possibility of tenure (Latin America) - Nov. 15Edit

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Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Swarthmore College - TT Asst. Prof. (Mexico and Central America) - Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:MLA, 12/7
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: campus visit scheduled 1/9
Offer made:

Tennessee Technological University - TT Asst. - Nov. 5Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
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Tulane U. (LA)- Asst Professor of Early Modern Iberian Lit. and Culture - Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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University of Akron - Assistant Professor - Dec. 14 Edit

The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Akron invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Spanish (specialization open) beginning Fall, 2013. The University of Akron is Northeastern Ohio's premier public research institution. The Department of Modern Languages offers an MA in Spanish, BAs in Spanish and French, and minors in Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic. Please refer to our website for more information (http://www.uakron.edu/modlang/).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Spanish literature, culture or linguistics (in hand at the time of appointment). The candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and the ability to teach a wide range of courses in literature, culture and language at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Expertise in the communicative approach to language teaching and in multimedia instructional technology is required. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Evidence of or potential for excellence in research/scholarship, and teaching distance learning and/or online courses is also required.

In addition to research, teaching (3/3 teaching load) and developing a variety of courses, the candidate will provide service activities to the department, college, the UA community, and the profession.

This postion has an application deadline of December 14, 2012. For complete details and to apply please visit:www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID#7585. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone): 12/20 (phone)
Rejection post-MLA: (01/29)
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Arizona - Asst. Prof. (Cultural Studies) - Nov. 20 Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA 12/11
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1/11
Offer made: 

U. of California, Berkeley - Asst. Professor, Spanish American Lit. and Culture - Nov. 5, 2012 Edit

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is authorized to make an appointment in Spanish American Literature and Culture, at the untenured assistant rank, effective 1 July 2013. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish American literature. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature and Culture, or related field. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference, writing samples, teaching and research statements, must be submitted on-line no later than 5 November 2012. Applications should be submitted electronically at the following link: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00008 Late applications will not be accepted. Statement of Confidentiality: “All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html." The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Rejection:
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University of California, Merced - Assistant Professor, Spanish Linguistics - Nov. 15, 2012 Edit

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Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/28 (x4); 11/30 (Skype)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: requested (01/01) x2
Offer made:3/7       Accepted? Yep!

University of Central Oklahoma - Asst. Prof. of Spanish - Nov. 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/28 (Skype), 12/5 (phone); MLA interview scheduled 12/5
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Scheduled for Jan/28
Offer made: Offer made (accepted)

University of Chicago - 2 positions (TT or Tenured) - Latin American Lit. - Oct. 15Edit

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago invites applications for two faculty positions in Latin American literature, one at the Assistant Professor rank, the other open rank (Assistant, Associate, or full Professor). One of these positions will have a focus in colonial Latin American literature and the other in twentieth-century Latin American literature. Beyond that, the areas of specialization are open.

All materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted online via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at tinyurl.com/LatAm2012. Recommendation letters must be submitted by your referees or a portfolio service (such as Interfolio) either through the Academic Careers website (strongly preferred) or by email to jhurtart@uchicago.edu. For full consideration, all materials (including recommendation letters) must be received by October 15, 2012. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled; no materials will be accepted after December 15, 2012.

Request for more materials: Materials requested, Nov. 14; Material requested Nov 16
Rejection: Nov. 29
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Dayton (OH)- Asst. Prof. in Spanish - Nov. 12Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
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University of Iowa - Asst. Prof. of Spanish (20th & 21st cent. Latin America) - Nov. 1 Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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University of Kansas - Asst. Prof. Brazilian Studies Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 12/11
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: yes
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 12/4 x4
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: third week of Oct.
Offer made:

  • Email stated department "has decided upon a candidate for the position" 12/4
  • This job looked suspicious from the very beginning: it was announced on Oct. 22 and the deadline was Nov.1...
  • exactly, it seems they had an internal candidate.

University of Louisville - Assistant Professor of Spanish (Interpreting Studies) - Review begins Sept. 15 Edit

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Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: third week of Oct.
Offer made:

University of Maryland (MD)- Asst. Prof. in Spanish- Nov. 20Edit

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Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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University of Massachusetts, Amherst - TT Asst. Hispanic Linguistics. - Dec 7Edit

The Spanish and Portuguese Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Hispanic Linguistics to begin September 1, 2013. Interested candidates must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment. The desirable candidate will complement the current strengths of our Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. programs. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Phonetics and/or Phonology. However, candidates with strong research records in Semantics, Pragmatics or related fields will also be considered. Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Catalan or a native language of Latin America is highly desirable. Duties include teaching Hispanic Linguistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising undergraduate and graduate students, directing theses and dissertations in his/her area of expertise, and performing service duties as required by the department and the University. Candidates should have a distinguished research and teaching record.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, sample of scholarly work, statement of teaching and research philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee for Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish and Portuguese, 418 Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. All applications will be acknowledged.Screening of applications will begin December 7, 2012. Initial interviews of candidates will be conducted at the January 2013 MLA Convention in Boston, MA.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium, with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA - 12/18/12 (x2)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1/30
Offer made:

University of Massachusetts, Boston - TT Asst. Prof. of Spanish (Translation Studies) - Dec 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: (x1)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 12/19 Skype (x2)
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University of Michigan - TT Asst. Modern - Nov. 12Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA 12/18
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  • Any news (Dec. 16)? Nothing yet? (also Dec 16) Can't wait to here from this position, please post (Dec 19) Nothing yet (Dec 20); Any chance this search has been canceled? 

University of Nebraska at Omaha -- TT Asst. Prof of Spanish - Nov. 26Edit

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Foreign Languages, Assistant Professor of Spanish. http://www.unomaha.edu. Tenure-track. Required: Ph.D. or ABD in Spanish language, linguistics, language education, or applied linguistics; native or near-native fluency in Spanish; demonstrated teaching competence; evident interest in research. Candidates should have expertise in heritage learner instruction and/or composition pedagogy. MLA interviews; competitive salary; 12-hour load, 3-hour release for research possible. To apply for this position go to http://www.unomaha.edu. Application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically. Apply by November 26, 2012 for best consideration. UNO has a strong commitment to achieving diversity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups, women and persons of color.

Request for more materials: 1
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Rejection post-MLA: Any information from Omaha post-MLA?
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University of North AlabamaEdit

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Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/29 (MLA) after prior phone interview, (MLA) 12/12 without prior phone interview
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University of North Carolina at Pembroke - TT Asst. Contemp. Latin Am. Lit. - Open Until Filled Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: phone interview scheduled 1/27
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: scheduled 2/1
Offer made:

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Tenure-track or tenured position (open rank) in Medieval Iberian Literature and Culture - Nov. 5Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 3 campus visits have been scheduled 
Offer made:

University of Oregon-Assistant Professor of Spanish: Caribbean Literature and Culture Romance Languages-November 13Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interview scheduled 11/26
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: WHEN WILL THE SEARCH COMMITTEE CONTACT THE FINALISTS SELECTED FOR CAMPUS VISITS?

  • Good question. I heard they still have to meet to make the final decision. Second hand. THANKS!
  • I believe finalists have been notified, second hand.

Offer made:

University of San Diego- Asst. Prof. in Spanish- Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: snail mail 4/2/13
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: by phone 12/15
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University of St. Thomas (MN) - TT Asst. Prof, Spanish Linguistics - Oct. 15Edit

Request for more materials: I was told they would start letting people know in the next couple of days (as of 12/7)
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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University of the Sciences (PA) - Asst. Professor in Spanish Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: I had an interview with them in Boston, very nice group of people. Not sure, however, what they are looking for. Why don't they come out and say more clearly what they want?
Rejection post-MLA:
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University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - Assistant Professor of Spanish (Medieval or Golden Age Peninsular Studies) - Dec. 1Edit

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University of Texas at Arlington - TT Assistant Professor, Spanish & Translation - Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Texas of the Permian BasinEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 4/19/13
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:

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Offer made:

University of Utah - Assistant Prof, Latin American Literary & Cultural Studies - Nov. 15Edit Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype Nov/19 x 1, Skype 12/06 x 1

Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Utah - TT Asst. Portuguese - Nov. 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: scheduled 12/14
Offer made:

University of Virginia - TT Asst. Latin American / Colonial - Nov 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1/11 (scheduled)
Offer made:

University of West Georgia - TT Asst. Prof. (Linguistics, translation, SLA, Central American, or Caribbean) - Jan 15Edit

Request for more materials: via snail mail demographic info 1/23
Rejection: snail mail 4/2/13
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Snail mail said would be contacted if selected for phone interview 1/23
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Asst. Prof, Spanish Linguistics - Oct. 1Edit

The position calls for a candidate with a PhD in Spanish linguistics who has native or near-native fluency in Spanish and who is able to teach all levels of undergraduate language and a variety of upper-level courses. These courses may include phonetics, 2nd language acquisition, and linguistics

Ad at Chronicle

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 12/9 (x4)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/15
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Asst. Prof, Spanish Literature - Oct. 1Edit

The position calls for a candidate with a PhD who has native or near-native fluency in Spanish and who is able to teach all levels of undergraduate language and a variety of upper-level courses. These courses may include Literature of the Southern Cone, Latin American Civilization, and literature or culture focusing on gender studies and/or ethnic and racial studies

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Request for more materials:
Rejection: e-mail 12/9 x1
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: X1 (Nov.12)
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Offer made:

Ursinus College (PA) - Assistant Professor of SpanishEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interview scheduled 12/18
Rejection post-MLA:
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Offer made:

Valdosta State U. (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish - Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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VCU - TT Asst. Contemporary Latin America - Jan. 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
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Rejection post-MLA:
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Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Asst. Spanish Linguistics. - Nov 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: February (x3)
Offer made:

  • ANY NEWS?
  • Nothing here, not even a rejection.

Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Asst. Spanish Discourse Analysis & Digital Humanities. - Nov 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: letter (dated 3/14) stating the position went un-filled.
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:  March (maybe I was #5; no prelim. interview)

Offer made:

  • Campus visit invitation, February-March (x4)

Wesleyan University, TT Asst. Modern Peninsular Studies - Dec. 1Edit

Effective July 1, 2013. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Spanish. Primary focus on modern peninsular Spanish studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential. Although the field is open (excluding only 20th-century Spanish theater), we are particularly interested in colleagues whose scholarship and teaching explore comparative, transatlantic and/or transcultural perspectives.

Submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, and a 15-25 page writing sample in English or Spanish, by December 1, to careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3496

Request for more materials:
Rejection: 12/19 (x4)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: MLA, 12/7 (x2)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

West Chester University (PA) - TT Asst. Profesor of Spanish - DateEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: X2 (skype)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 11/26 (second hand): X2
Offer made:

West Texas A&M University - TT Asst. Generalist, Lang. Acquisition, Peninsular, Film Studies - Dec. 1Edit

West Texas A&M Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish beginning in August 2013. We are looking for a generalist that is a qualified candidate in one or more of the following areas of specialization: Second Language Acquisition, Peninsular Literature and Culture, or Hispanic Film Studies. Applicants should have experience, enthusiasm and excellence in college-level teaching, a commitment to research and scholarship, native or near-native English and Spanish, and a willingness to contribute to a growing and collegial Spanish program. An enthusiasm to lead and plan study abroad programs is highly desirable. A commitment to and experience teaching Heritage Speakers is also recommended.The successful candidate will be teaching all levels of Spanish, assist in advising students, and participate in department- and university-related service.

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Request for more materials:
Rejection: 1/18 (email) x2
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype, 12/13

  • "We will begin reviewing applications shortly and will be conducting phone/videoconference interviews in December or January." from email dated 12/3/12 *(I received the same email on November 20th)

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Offer made:  Any news on this position?

Western New England University - TT Asst Professor - Nov. 1Edit

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Western Oregon University - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Open Until FilledEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 2nd interview scheduled via Skype (12/27)
Rejection post-MLA:
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Westminster College (UT) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Latin America and/or indigenous) - Nov. 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: scheduled 12/14
Offer made:

'Whitworth University (WA) - Assistant Professor of Spanish, Full-Time, renewable, Non-Tenure Track - Open until filledEdit

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.” The Modern Languages Department is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences, which bears primary responsibility for providing an education that is grounded in the great tradition of liberal arts and sciences and committed to the integration of faith and learning.

Whitworth’s Modern Languages Department strives to educate students in cultural differences and sensitivity. We seek to provide students with language skills, cross-cultural experiences, and literary and cultural understandings that allow them to navigate effectively within other cultures. Through this process, students are empowered to understand linguistic and cultural differences within their own society. Because we know our students well, we are able to guide them as they discern career opportunities and vocational calling. As a result of this range of learning experiences, our graduates are ready to become citizens of the world. For more information about our department and its faculty, please see http://www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Department/ModernLanguages/index.aspx.

Responsibilities and duties: Teach 21 credits per year of Spanish to majors and non-majors, with the possibility to coordinate first year classes, serve as member of the university’s Core program, first year seminar and/or honors classes. Mentor and advise students; engage in research and scholarship; participate in departmental activities and governance, professional activities, and faculty assemblies, development days, retreats, and committees. This position is eligible for promotion, professional leaves and other faculty benefits.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: Ph.D. in Spanish or related field or ABD by August 2013; Native or near-native ability in Spanish and English; Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level; Evidence of the potential to make scholarly contribution in the discipline; A personal commitment to the Christian faith, and to the integration of faith and learning; The ability and desire to establish a positive relationship with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation or religious belief; A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA); Background check and educational verification required

Application review begins immediately. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed until filled. Campus interviews are anticipated for Spring 2013. Start date: July 2013.

Please submit the following required application documents: A letter of interest; Résumé/curriculum vitae; A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references; Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial); Three recent student course evaluations (if available); A short personal essay (approximately 300 words) describing your personal Christian faith. This essay about your Christian commitment is intended to be a personal, authentic statement in your own words that will help the committee to determine your interest in joining Whitworth's "community of Christian scholars.” (See HR link on Whitworth website for faculty faith essay guidelines www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay)

Human Resource Services, Auld House
Attn: Chair, Spanish Assistant Professor Search Committee
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA 99251
Or by email attachment (preferably in MSWord format) to jobs@whitworth.edu

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: phone, scheduled 3/19
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: scheduled for late April
Offer made:

Winona State University - TT Asst. Professor of SpanishEdit

WSU invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor of Spanish. As a faculty member, you will be responsible for: 1) teaching Spanish at all levels (24 credits per academic year; typically 6 courses); 2) teaching courses in your area of specialization; 3) contributing to Spanish course and program development; 4) participating in other departmental and position responsibilities; 5) meeting professional development requirements consistent with the faculty contract; 6) advising students; and 7) promoting international education through study‑abroad and travel study. If you possess: 1) a PhD or equivalent degree in Spanish language or Spanish linguistics (Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment); 2) college level teaching experience in Spanish language courses; 3) native or near‑native ability in Spanish and English, spoken and written; 4) can provide evidence of an active research agenda in your area of expertise, we encourage you to apply. For a complete position description and information on applying for this position, please go tohttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/winona/default.cfm. Application deadline is 1/21/2013. Position available pending budgetary approval.


Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: phone (2/15)x2
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Any news on campus visits at Winona State? I know they just did phone interviews but I think they had a quick timeline...

Winthrop University - TT Asst. Professor of SpanishEditEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview scheduled: Skype interviews held in November.

  • Does anyone have more information?

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Offer made:

Winthrop University - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Latin America)EditEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interviews to be held over the next two weeks (second hand, reliable); confirm previous comment (first hand)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Winthrop University - Chair of World CulturesEditEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Offer made:

Wright SUEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: email 11/20 (x5)

  • Dialogue moved to "The Vent" section (below) to keep this to more of a glance-through section. Feel free to move the information back to this section if you disagree with this decision.

Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interview scheduled for week of 12/10
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Offer made:

Post-docs, Lecturer and Visiting positionsEdit

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AAA Name of College/University (State) - DateEditEdit

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New York University (NY) - Lecturer in Spanish EditEdit

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Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 2/12; skype (2/12)
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Portland State University (OR) EditEdit

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Rejection:Recived email saying that the search has been canceled due lack of funding
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Union College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish EditEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Campus visit: Jan 28
Offer made:

University of San Francisco (CA) - VisitingEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:03/22
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University of Pittsburg (PA) - Lecturer EditEdit

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University of Washington - Lecturer (3 yr. renewable) - Dec 1stEditEdit

The Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington seeks a full-time lecturer in Spanish to teach upper division Spanish linguistics courses and Spanish language courses at all levels.
Responsibilities include an annual teaching load of seven courses spread over three academic quarters plus some departmental service. Three year renewable appointment, to begin autumn 2013. Non-tenure eligible.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics and/or Second Language Acquisition or equivalent. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and demonstrated excellence in Spanish language instruction at all levels required.

Candidates submit the following documents online at the application URL below and use reference number 4558451: cover letter, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received by December 7, 2012, will be given priority. Interviews at the MLA Convention in Boston.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: list at top of page says MLA interviews were scheduled on X-mas Eve
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Williams College (MA) - 3 yr. Visiting Position - Nov. 15EditEdit

Visiting three-year (renewable) position teaching Spanish language at all levels, beginning September 2013.

In addition to teaching 3-2, the successful candidate will also offer a colloquium presentation during each semester on new developments in language pedagogy and technology in the classroom; work closely with Spanish Teaching Assistants; and serve as a liaison to the Language Lab Director regarding new foreign language technologies.

Please send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference, postmarked no later than November 15th, 2012 to Professor Soledad Fox, Chair, Department of Romance Languages, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Email received 1/2 stating that preliminary interviews are postponed until Feb. since most candidates will prioritize tenure-track positions in their job search.
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Offer made:

Williams College (MA) - 1 yr. Visiting PositionEditEdit

Visiting one-year position teaching Spanish language at all levels, Latin American Studies

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Rejection:
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InquiriesEdit

Put your questions about jobs/statuses here, i.e. "What did your online application say on the website when you received an interview request?"

I know that is common to negotiate after an assistant proffesor position has been offered. Does it happen the same with lecturers postions? Can you for example request moving expenses? ThanksEditEdit

I recently received two offers for lecturer positions before ultimately accepting an assistant professorship elsewhere, so I can tell you about those experiences, although this is my first time on the market and I'm not sure how well they speak to the way things are generally done. University A called me with an offer, very willing ot negotiate salary (going from $45k to $50k), course load (going from 4/4 to 3/3), and moving expenses ($2,000). University B called me with an offer of $46k that did not appear to be negotiable, nor was the 4/4 course load. They did not mention moving expenses in their initial offer, but after I inquired about it, they called back the next day and offered a budget of up to $5,000 for moving expenses PLUS an additional trip out there to look for housing (and University B's location was much more desirable than University A's). So my advice would be that it never hurts to ask about what's negotiable in an offer for a lecturer position. Good luck!!!

Thanks for the info! And congrats for your new job!

Have you noticed that less colleagues are participating in this wiki tool this year? The most recent details on campus visits and job offers are not here or are taking longer to get to this page.Edit

R: I have noticed that the editor function has been wonky lately, which has contributed to my slow replies/postings on the page. Other folks try to protect their identities and not reveal their job search information right away. To each his or her own.

How long does it typically take to get a contract after an offer has been made and accepted? Is it usually sent by regular mail, Fed-Ex, or e-mailed as a PDF? I'm sure each institution has its own protocol and timeline, but what has been your experience with contracts?Edit

A: It really does vary by institution. Most of them should email you a PDF and follow it up with a snail mail version. If you've already accepted, you should ask them to send you a PDF. What was weird to me was that they won't send anything written until they receive a verbal agreement--very different from other fields that I know about (e.g., Economics)

Q: Thank you so much! In your experience, how long has it typically taken to get the PDF and snail mail version after the verbal acceptance?

A: PDF should come within a couple of days after acceptance. I'm not sure about snail mail--I got a call on Wednesday and am still waiting for the print version.

Q: Thank you!

Once I return from a campus visit, I send to the people I met a thank you email. Ussually, half or more of the people respond with a brief and nice text. In my last visit, just one person responded, which is very intriguing because I feel the visit went very, very well, and they were super polite during my time there.  My question is: there are policies in some deparments that state do not answer after campus visit emails in order to don't create false expectations? Should I take this as a bad sign? What has been you experience with the responses to these emails? Thanks!Edit

A: I don't think you should read too much into either situation. Sometimes departments have a policy of not communicating with candidates, or that only the SCC should communicate. Sometimes they respond politely or even enthusiastically, but you still don't get the job.

How was your MLA experience?Edit

Really good! Affirming to share my work! How bout y'all?

R2: Interviews in the main hall are kind of akward (when you see the people you interviewed before in the next table).

R3: Didn't really enjoy having other interviewers stand next to me talking while I was interviewing in the main hall but other than that it was good. Almost calming to see other people as nervous as you.

R4:: Boston was great. Great city for interviews, I had fun!

For international students: Is it possible to get a campus visit after being asked in the phone interview if I am authorized to work in the US?Edit

Primero, no te debieron haber preguntado eso. Es totalmente inapropiado. El comité se debe limitar a evaluar tus credenciales académicas y profesionales, lo de más lo hace la oficina de recursos humanos, y esa información no se comparte. Entonces eso te habla un poco de la calidad de la institución, pues no prepararon a su comité en algo tan elemental.


Segundo, depende de tu respuesta. Si les has dicho "no, no estoy autorizado", no hay el mínimo chance de que te inviten al campus. Ahora, si les dijiste, "tengo una visa F1, con autorización de trabajo por un año, y ustedes me deben patrocinar etc..." Tines un chance medio. Y si contestas de la manera más inteligente "sí" (así no:) tienes el mismo chance que los demás.


R2: Oficialmente, el comité tiene el derecho (y es legal) preguntar "¿Tiene usted autorización para trabajar en los EEUU?" pero no es legal preguntar su origen/nacionalidad.

How do you get contacted by the University/College to arrange an interview ? Phone, e-mail, postal letter...?Edit

It seems to depend on the school. I've been contacted by phone by some and by email by one. Snail mail doesn't seem like it would be very efficient for finding a time that works for all parties...

How much is "competitive salary?"Edit

There are several meanings for "competitive salary." It can mean that the salary is comparable to a similiar institution. It can mean that the salary is negotiable to be higher if a candidate has other offers. It can mean that the salary is competitive for the area (i.e. the salary is very good for the Midwest, but wouldn't get you a studio apartment in New York). Personally, I go to www.glassdoor.com to see the salary ranges. In states with open records or for some public institutions, you should be able to see the current salaries of the professors working there. Many local newspapers will have that information in a searchable database. Forewarned is forearmed. Don't go into a salary negotiation blind. If the job can't increase the amount of money offered, then look for increased benefits like a bigger research or travel budget.

The Chronicle's "Average Faculty Salaries" data is a good resource. (http://chronicle.com/article/faculty-salaries-data-2012/131431#id=144050 ). That said, the numbers are always inflated by the professional school professors (read you will probably never make the average amount as a humanities professor). States oftentimes provide reliable online salary information for public university professors. Cross reference the Chronicle and the state site, and then check your findings against a cost-of-living calculator. That will give you a pretty decent idea of how much you will or will not be making and whether you consider it to be "competitive". 

Lo de los salarios promedio del CHE no aclara mucho, pues hacen un estimado de todas las áreas y facultades y como bien sabemos Humanidades siempre anda mal pagada, y entre los profesores de Humanidades, Lenguas extranjeras con seguridad va entre lo más bajo. Entonces, una que paga en promedio 98K para un Assistant P. puede tranquilamente estar pagando 65K para uno de Español. Hay que averiguar con atención. Confiaría más en una encuesta aquí.

Check salaries in Public Universities, all of which are public information state by state. Just look for the database of public employees in each state adn then run the names of assistant professors. That will give you a clear idea of how much universities pay. If you are applying to private schools, small, non-prestigious schools will usually pay about 10% less than the state Us and liberal art colleges and research privates will usually run 10-20% above the publics.

Is there any future for those of us holding a Ph.D. in Spanish outside academia?Edit

  • Government jobs take forever to hear back from, but many of them have a need for people who can read, speak, and write in Spanish. You can also search in specific regional areas, which can be particularly useful for those who have partners/children and do not wish to take a $30,000/year job in an undesirable location. Tryhttp://www.usajobs.gov
  • Translation, especially medical translation. Some states have exam or licensing requirements; some states have none.
  • Private high schools. You get around the state teaching certificate requirements this way.
  • There are also jobs within the Academy that are off the tenure track. Look into attending an Alternate Academic Career panel (commonly abbreviated as altac or alt-ac) at the upcoming MLA conference. I know that this seriously boosted my confidence regarding life outside of the academy.
  • Administration or management of any company. We are multilingual. We have excellent written and verbal skills. Administrative secretaries can make more than starting Assistant Professors. Teaching a classroom is like being a manager (they call it classroom management for a reason!).
  • Textbook publishers. Someone has to review those textbooks. You can also end up peddling them.
  • Editorials or academic presses. Someone has to proofread and attend conferences to hawk the goods.
  • To be all Pollyanna about this: yes there is a future outside the Academy. Your future is what YOU make it. It is unfortunate that the Academy is moving towards adjuncts and lectureships rather than true job security. Don't take a job that will make you miserable or undervalue or under pay you; you deserve a living wage and a reasonable amount of work.

R: Thanks for your answer. Yes defenitly there are another options.

R: Than you so much. Very helpful! Thought about starting a business to help PH.D's leave academia?

R: I have thought about writing a book about surviving life before, during, and after the PhD (with a focus on what to do if you don't land on the tenure track), and once my PhD is defended, I plan on shopping it to a few presses.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get more info on Academic Editing?Edit

R: I don't have first-hand knowledge, but whenever I talk to editors at the MLA, they are very nice and attentive. I would go to MLA and network with editors and see what positions are open. You can also email the editors for more information.

Are any atheists/agnostis applying to private, religious institutions? If so, how will/are you going to handle the statement of faith?Edit

I would start the statement by saying: "I used to belive in God... but then I turned nine".

R: But seriously, if you get a request for a statement of faith, do you just say "Miércoles, the jig is up!"?

R2: It depends on the institution. Do your homework - for example if the institution's a member of the CCCU, then an atheist/agnostic is probably not going to fit there. That said private religious institutions run the gamut from those that require doctrinal statements to those that acknowledge a historical link and everything in between. One way or the other be honest.

A point for the first reply, great! What I do is taking a look at the mission statement and focus more on social justice, equality and liberal art education. It worked for me. Now, if the institution asks me for a letter from my pastor, I put the application in the trash directly. So, there all kind of religious institutions. I taught in one college where the only thing that people did was praying (saying good thoughts) before the faculty meetings, but, nothing else.

Inside Higher Ed just published an essay about interviewing with religiously-affiliated (in the cases described, Christian) colleges: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/12/19/essay-interviews-church-related-colleges

When should we assume we have been definitively rejected? Do all institutions send rejection emails/letters? (question moved from talk)Edit

(answer moved from talk) If you do not recieve an invitation to MLA/phone interview by the time of the MLA, then it's a safe bet you're out of the running (but remember: sometimes interview invitations arrive just a few days before the MLA). Not all institutions send rejections (and some only send them to you if you were interviewed or had a campus visit). 

Are Skype or phone interviews in Hispanic Studies departments run in Spanish, English or both? What is your experience?Edit

In my experience in both, but more in Spanish than in English.

A2 My experience -as non-native English speaker- is the opposite: 90% English, 10% or less in Spanish. Small colleges with foreign language departments interview mainly in English to make sure that the candidate will be able to communicate effectively with other faculty members and staff. In some cases you will be also in charge of a literature in translation class. So, it makes sense.

A3. Be able to do it 100% in either one. Take this rule as a rule for interviews in general. There is no rule of thumb as the above poster suggests. It will have to do with many different things specific to both the insitution and the committee. 

Do you usually send thank-you notes after Skype or phone interviews?Edit

Yes, just like after any job interview it adds a nice touch to say something brief, positive and specific about the interview (so it's not like a generic form letter). It's helpful to include the names of all people on the call, if possible.

Thanks! And do they usually respond? A: it depends, some people do, but usually they don't. Thanks!!

What would you do if a university does not want to give you the 2 required weeks to accept or reject an offer?Edit

Word on the StreetEdit

Did anyone every accept the SRU position?

Any word from Bucknell or Denison for their visiting positions?

Don't bother to apply to the Assistant Professor of Spanish and Theater Art position at the University of Miami? It is for the partner of a recent hired professor. A: This is outrageous! I wish I had read this before. I spent my weekend writing this letter. A2: yeah, me too. That sucks. :(

Any news from Evergreen State??


Any news from Wilfrid Laurier U? (TT French/Spanish) A: offer made and accepted

What happened with the Medieval/Colonial position at Middlebury College after the campus visits? They took place almost 2 months ago!!!

The Citadel: Has anyone received an offer?  Any inside info? (accepted offer)

Any news from U of St. Thomas (MN) (Linguistics) after campus visits?

Saint Michael's College: search cancelled.  The Board decided not to fund the position.

There is an internal candidate at Roanoke College.

My interviewers at the MLA told me I would get an answer within 2 weeks. I haven't heard a word after 3 weeks and I wonder: Is it correct to write an email to the search committee inquiring about the state of the hiring process or should I wait? Thanks! Answer: No. You may not contact the search committee. It is unprofessional. Don't do it.

  • how is it unprofessional?  Exactly.  It's not unprofessional to ask politely about the status of your candidacy. You have nothing to lose and it's only normal to want to know.

Any news from Iona? (1/25) I've heard nothing from Iona. (2/12)

(1/25) Did anybody ever hear anything from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota? I don't even know if they conducted interviews, and their deadline was 10/15. A: Yes, they sent out Campus visit requests two weeks ago via email. They conducted interviews at the MLA and have contacted the finalists for on-campus interviews. Q: Thanks!

Any news from Rutgers? (Jan 24) 

Has anyone been invited to visit Spelman?  I haven't heard a PEEP out of them since the MLA.... I haven't heard anything from them either (1/25) A: Looks like they are having campus visits now. Wondering if anyone has heard from Spelman since campus visit? I still haven’t heard anything since mine.


Any news from University of San Diego?

- campus visits for 3 finalists begin the first week in February.  Q: Is it safe to assume that the've already contacted all three finalists then?

Any news from University of South Carolina?

Still nothing from Stonehill College? A: They decided to go with the first person they flew out (firsthand). I wish more places would do this.

Any campus visit invitations for Boston College (Assistant Professor of Practice in Spanish)? A) Yesterday (1/24) I posted a campus interview request from Stonehill.

Any news from University of Akron? At least one campus visit scheduled, second hand.

Has anyone heard anything from Tennessee Chattanooga? Campus visit scheduled.

Any news from California State San Bernardino? No, and seriously, what is up with them? Someone just posted today that an offer was made and accepted.

Any news from Gustavus Adolphus?

Any news from The Citadel? A: Second-hand, I know they've asked at least one candidate for a campus visit. 

Inside candidate at SUNY for the XIXthe century position? Does anybody know something about it? A: You're talking about Stony Brook, right? I think there is one, that is my hunch as well. A: Yes, Stony Brook, there's a VAP with the same profile as the job description... 

Anyone heard from Saint Joseph's post-MLA?  They said they were meeting to discuss results of MLA interviews on 1/14. No news yet 1/17. Campus visit scheduled 01/16.  <Good luck...anyone else? Any news or job offers after campus visits? Offer accepted (second hand) ; Many congrats to the recipient of the position!

Has anyone heard from Kalamazoo College? A: No word since the MLA. Anyone else?

  • What were others told about the timetable for Kalamazoo? A: Timetable they told me at the MLA was end of January, good luck to all! Q: Any possibility of an inside candidate for Kalamazoo C? A: Talked last week, 1/28 or so, to someone connected to but not in the department. My understanding is that the inside candidate is not the favorite for the job. Don't know about reliability, but seemed like legit info. Take it with a grain of salt and all.

Has anyone heard about the UVA searches?

Any news from Rutgers-Candem after MLA? (x2: Any news? - 1/18)

Any news from Bucknell after the MLA?

News from South Dakota State University? (x2: Amy news?)

Has anyone heard from Sam Houston State University? Nothing. Did they even do first interviews?

News from Hendrix College? Have campus interviews been scheduled?

  • A:Yes, they have been sheduled and done.

Has anyone heard anything from MCLA (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)?

  • A: Haven't heard, but when I logged into MLA list recently it said they had proceded to the interview stage :(
  • A. MCLA was interviewing candidates in Boston.

Any news from Long Island University? 

  • Would love to know this too. Deadline was early, weird no one has heard...

Towson University? I heard that they already hired someone.

Has anyone heard from UT Arlington?

  • A: Nope
  • A: Han ampliado el plazo de entrega de solicitudes (información MUY fiable).

Wake Forest? Any news?

  • A: Nope, nothing. I've been wondering about it too. It seems that in the past, interviews were conducted much much later (April?). I hope they don't wait that long this time.
  • A: Are you talking about the linguistics job or the other one (interdisciplinary, discourse analysis)? I applied for the latter and just recently received a snail mail confirmation of receipt of my application saying they are reviewing materials, but it didn't say anything about time frame or procedure. They must not be interviewing at the MLA, but I'm not sure, beyond that.
  • A: WFU Romance Languages does not conduct MLA interviews. Once the committee makes the initial cut, they will contact to set up phone interviews. 
  • A: Personally, I think its ridiculous to wait this much to contact candidates for the first round of interviews. I guess its their strategy...
  • I agree. They are taking way too long, and at this point campus visits are already taking place and offers being made. It even makes me think that it is not such a good place to work... probably disorganized.
  • They suck. They are playing games, and are not professional.
  • They DO suck. They are racist and homophobic. Unless you are baptist, there is nothing good waiting there for you. I worked there for two years and got out as soon as I could.
  • I don’t know what the protocol is in these wiki forums for dealing with the kind of tripe that the disgruntled former employee of WFU has written, but as a current faculty member of the department I will respond to his comments and then offer a brief update on the two searches we are conducting.
  • The allegation that “they” (unclear whether he is referring to the university administration or the department members) are racist and homophobic is false. You have no grounds for either statement.  Demographically the student population is primarily white, but so are all of WFU’s peer institutions, to say nothing of most of this country’s private institutions of higher learning. And with recent policy changes for admissions (including the elimination of the SAT requirement) and additional scholarships for economically challenged students, the university is making advances in bringing more African-American and Hispanic students to campus. Regarding the LGBTQ community on campus, there is an active group openly homosexual students and faculty on campus. Check the diversity page on the university website for more information about these two points.
  • The comment about religion is so far afield of rational evaluation as to be laughable. The university broke its affiliation with the North Carolina Baptist convention more than a decade ago. There is still a Baptist school of divinity on campus and there is a Baptist congregation that meets on Sundays in Wait chapel (two of the female pastors are lesbians, by the way). But we also have an imam and a rabbi on campus who oversee Muslim and Jewish spiritual needs on campus respectively. In the Christian denominations there are Catholic, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Wesleyan ministers in addition to the Baptist religious staff. And, as a personal note, your comment that nothing good awaits candidates who don’t fit a particular religious profile is a slap in the face to colleagues who listened to you pontificate and whine and still went to bat for you.
  • And for the last and most egregious misrepresentation of your rant. You did not get out as soon as you could. You fought tooth and nail to keep your lectureship and were denied contract renewal. You did not make a heroic exit. You were let go. 
  • And now for the update on the two searches being currently conducted by the department. Three linguistics candidates have been invited to campus. As for the discourse analysis position, the committee was formed two weeks ago. They are currently reviewing files and should contact candidates for phone interviews shortly. 
  • HI AGAIN. FIRST OF ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE POSTING ANYTHING. I GOT A RENEWAL OFFER IN NOVEMBER BASED ON MY TEACHING PERFORMANCE AND PEER AND STUDENT EVALUATIONS, AND THEN THE OFFER WAS RESCINDED WHEN THE SON OF A DONOR COMPLAINED TO HIS DAD THAT I HAD CORRECTED HIM IN CLASS FOR SAYING THAT "HOMOSEXUALS ARE ANIMALS AND THEY SHOULD BE KILLED". I CORRECTED HIM BY TELLING HIM THAT BIGOTRY WAS NOT ACCEPTED IN MY CLASSROOM AND THAT HE SHOULD NOT SPEAK THAT WAY. THE DEPARTMENT DID NOT SUPPORT ME AND I HAD TO FIND ANOTHER JOB. YES, YOU ARE RIGHT, IT IS PRETTY CLEAR THAT YOU ARE NEITHER HOMOPHOBIC NOR BAPTIST.
  • Comments: it is bad that we need to find information about the position in wiki rather than being contacted by the WFU Department, I guess they will reject my application in May, or never? As for the discussion here about the exiting faculty member... very agresssive on both parts, so no comments.
  • ^This was thoroughly entertaining; both parties. Maybe I'm being naive, but I have to think it's pretty easy to avoid these types of conflicts within departments.  
  • NoteUniversities to fear is the page where people usually post comments such as the above.

University of Michigan?

  • nothing.
  • Still no news (12/26)?
  • MLA interview scheduled 12/18. 

Any news from University of Iowa (campus visits)?

  • No. A. Really? Nada yet? (12/28). 
  • Rejection E-mail (second-hand, not sure when)

Has anyone heard from St. Ambrose U? I ask because I didn't even get a confirmation e-mail.

  • I had a phone interview with them a few weeks ago - my understanding is that they only interviewed 6 candidates.
  • A. I interviewed with them 2 weeks ago, in the email they sent, it stated that they were only going to talk to 6 candidates, and invite 3 to campus. They say they will make the invitations by the end of the 1st week of January.
  • Have any of you gotten word about a campus visit? Any visits scheduled? 
  • A. Got an email with campus visit invitation Jan/10, to go early Feb.

Any news from Tennessee-Chattanooga or South Florida (Medieval/Golden Age)?

  • South Florida has scheduled phone interviews 12/21.

Bucknell?

  • scheduled, second hand reliable. 

Anyone heard anything from Ohio State regarding the indigenous studies job?

  • I heard through the grapevine that they had a short list of under ten people about a month ago and had proceeded with that.

Anyone know what the procedure is for Westminster College? Someone posted that they have a campus visit already; did they already conduct Skype or phone interviews?  ------> I had a Skype interview on 12/10 and 48 hours later they invited me for a campus viist.  I am going early Jan.  ---> Okay, thanks for the info, and congrats!

George Washington?? Any word from them? Something was posted 12/6 and then erased. Thanks! ---> Still nothing?

Any news out there, especially for the University of Chicago? ---> materials requests posted above, 11/14-16. ---> They have invited people for interviews

Has anyone heard from Gustavus Adolphus since they requested more materials? ---> I was just wondering the same thing! No, I have not heard anything yet.  I haven't heard anything either (12/17). ---> Nor have I (12/17), but according to this wiki, they have already scheduled at least one MLA interview. --> I also was asked for additional materials but haven't heard anything since.  (12/18) -->  They scheduled MLA interviews last month (12/24) --> I got a rejection email 12/22

Anything from McDaniel?  There closing date was October 19th!  I have the same question!!!!!  Dying to hear about that one.  Now expecting the worst.  :(  Is it possible they are not interviewing/have and insider candidate? ----> A: They've been conducting interviews. A: I heard this was an inside job. A look at the department's webpage reveals that half of the department is from the same (generously put, average) Ph.D program as a VAP. It seems likely that the rumor is true.

Any news from Christopher Newport (Va)?

  • Ling or lit? Literature.
  • There's an MLA interview posted 12/17, but doesn't specify field. 

Has anyone heard from Texas Lutheran?? ---> Nope (12/7). -----> Sent out requests for phone interviews on 12/18.

Any word on any of the Med / Early Modern jobs??

Anyone has received or know anything about Oregon State? Last communication was "your application is still under consideration."

  • I got the same email about a week or so ago....

The VentEdit

This is a space to vent. Sometimes you just need to let off a little steam because the job market makes us all a little stressed and crazy.

I saw this in the venting page . It is so good that I want to share it.EditEdit

" So I swore this wouldn't happen anymore but I fell for it again and now I just feel like such an idiot. I mean sometimes you know going into a campus visit that you're not exactly their type, so you can protect yourself and not expect too much. But this time I really got duped by their sweet talk about how amazing I was and what an exciting future we’d have together. Everything seemed to go well and at dinner I really felt a spark, like a deep human connection that stays with you and at the end of the night it seemed like they couldn't wait to call me, too. But it's been days since they said they'd call and I haven't heard anything. I'm so confused. What we had felt special to me and I thought it meant something to them, too! I don't know what happened. Maybe they just feed everyone the same lines even if they’re not interested in getting serious. What hurts so much, of course, is that it felt serious to me. I thought that what we had was real. It’s been easy to move on when a department is clearly not into me, but it’s the mixed signals that I can’t get over. I guess they were just trying to keep their options open, but it felt so genuine that I let my guard down and now I feel like such a fool. I know that it’s dumb to want to be with a department that’s interested in someone else, but it’s hard to let go of what might have been. I thought my lonely, anxious days were over and that I was finally getting my happily-ever-after. What did I do wrong? Getting through the day is really hard. Every time I get an email I think it's them. I keep checking my phone to see if I’ve missed a call. When I see other people going about their business, happily doing their jobs, I just feel so alone, like I'll be unemployed forever. I don’t know what else I can do. I’ve really tried to put myself out there and do all the things you’re supposed to do to seem attractive. People tell me that I’m a catch, that any department would be lucky to have me. But after so many ups and downs, it’s getting harder and harder to imagine that anybody will ever choose me in the end. My friends have been so great, so patient even though I can’t help needing to talk about the visit with them over and over again. They say that there are other jobs in the sea, that I can’t let one setback get me down. It’s only a matter of time. There's a department out there for me. But honestly, everybody knows that there just isn’t much available these days. More and more departments aren’t interested in long-term commitment when so many fresh, young adjuncts are willing to meet their needs for next to nothing. They say that jobs are such a mystery. You just can’t predict how things play out and a department that appreciates me for who I am will come along when I least expect it."


It made me laugh until I cried. Then I just cried ;)EditEdit

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arg......the waiting is killing me.

Q: Any ideas out there on why search committees might schedule one interview/campus visit immediately, then wait weeks before scheduling the next one?  I assumed that committees would sit down together and look at all the apps at once, arrive at a consensus, then call the top canditates on the same day.  But apparently it doesn't always work this way.

2/9: Is it just me or does it seem like search committees, deans, etc. are really taking their time on letting candidates know about their final decisions? I've had flyouts from 1/14 to just recently and keep getting encouraging emails saying, be patient, it's all happening, we'll let you know soon, etc. etc. But argh, the waiting.

This whole process has led me to loathe myself. I know that I had some bad MLA interviews so to not hear from those people is somewhat expected. What I don't understand is when I absolutely murder the interview, I'm told by the interviewing team that I would be "perfect for the job" and then I don't hear from them. (x2) I'm so sorry! Don't loathe yourself. So much of this process is about fit. I also think being overqualified is a key component in whether or not you get called back. I've gotten called overqualified straight out--um, no, that just means I'm EXTRA qualified and I need a damn job so come on, please.

I am sure I am not the first one to post this, but after the time and money we spent on applications, is it really so hard for the Universities to send a rejection email? Is it another way to let us know that we are undeserving and useless? I for one think that as a community we should strongly complain about this common labor practice. It is insulting and disrespectful. This post is dedicated to Spring Hill College, Amherst College, George Institute of Technology, Center College, Clark University, University of California, Merced faculty and administrative staff. / I TOTALLY AGREE! I think that is is so unprofessinal how we handle job interviewing and placement in the humanities or maybe in academia in general! I am so tired of waiting and waiting...it has been almost 3 months after a campus interview I had in December and I still have not even received an email rejection! Really people! We need to find a better way to streamline and professionalize this whole process!  <-- I agree! I thought I was the only one! I went on a campus interview in January and never heard a peep from them since. Another one in February, same thing. I'm not asking for a pity package of gifts or anything, not even a real letter, just a damn email saying "we've chosen someone else"!!

Good/Bad Interview Experiences?EditEdit

Backlog because of Hurricane SandyEditEdit

I'm really surprised to see that so few schools have contacted candidates yet. Also many dossiers did not arrive on time through Interfolio after Hurricane Sandy passed through D.C. Does anyone know how search committees are responding to this?

R: I know a few schools made accomodations or extended their deadlines, but others (probably those not on the affected coast) did nothing.

Does anyone else feel like this is prom all over again and that no one wants to take you? (aka Why does no one want to interview me?)Edit

Hahaha, yes. I can commiserate (although I never went to prom... probably because gay people weren't welcome and because I dropped out of high school a year early). I think it's important for us ABDs and recently-graduated PhDs to remember that since 2008, the market has been apocalyptically bad, as indicated in MLA's annual graph indicating the number of jobs per year published in the Job Information List. Thankfully it's been slowly improving in 2011 and 2012, but there are 4 years of backlogged, recently-graduated PhDs who, for the past several years, have had to settle for poorly-paid non-tenure-track positions in all kinds of random locations due to a lack of jobs to apply for. Now that there are finally some Assistant Professorships out there—positions traditionally offered to graduating or recently-graduated PhDs—I get the impression that people with a PhD in hand and several years of full-time teaching experience (not to mention additional publications they've landed since graduating) are squashing much of the ABD competition this year. I could be completely wrong about this, but this is the general sense I get about this year's market. It may be that many of us newbies to the market will have to settle for less-than-desirable positions this year just as our colleagues in recent years have had to do while we wait for demand to catch up with supply. Consequently, I have just broadened my search parameters for my job search (lecturer positions and jobs at community colleges, although the community college jobs I've seen advertised in November are for January start dates, which leads me to believe that they generally don't advertise as far in advance as universities). There are, of course, some other things to keep in mind:

1) I'm new to this too and don't have a very good idea of what I'm talking about.

2) It's still very early to be panicking, since it seems that most search committees have yet to send anyone any kind of communication, and some search committees wait until the week before MLA to schedule interviews.

3) Some universities and colleges don't go to MLA and schedule their initial round of interviews in the Spring.

4) Probably the most important thing to remember: so little of this whole process has to do with you. It has to do with the specific needs of departments. Your research, CV, teaching evaluations, etc. can be absolutely stellar, but if you're not exactly what they're looking for or close to it, you won't get interviewed. This whole process is subject to chance, personal connections, an infinite number of variables that are completely out of your control, and in some cases, dumb luck (where some random, seemingly unimportant thing on your CV impresses some random committee member in way that sets you above the rest in his/her mind).

Anyway, I hope this helps a little bit. It's funny how we spend 5 years trying to develop thick skin (between rejections from journals and less-than-complimentary follow-up questions at conferences), only to feel more vulnerable than ever when going on the job market. It's a tough, often discouraging time, but we just have to remember it's all about perserverance. We just have to have faith and stick it out—like so many have been doing since 2008—and eventually, we'll get asked to a prom. So keep practicing your dance moves! Our time to dance will come!

R: Thanks a lot. I feel better knowing I'm not the only one out there that feels super jealous seeing that folks have interview requests already. Congrats to those guys though. It's professional jealousy, not like, crazy jealousy.

Wright SUEdit

Rejection letters: "your experience and/or qualifications do not meet the minimum requirements" ... rather an odd way of saying they have decided to eliminate ABDs from their pool of applicants (despite the announcement stipulating that the minimum requirement is that Ph.D. be in hand by 8/15/13 start date), but that's apparently what happened. I double-checked with the HR office that the decision came from the search committee and not from an effort in HR to weed out ABDs.

Received same email with exact same wording, and I already have my Ph.D. Looks like they might have an internal candidate? Nice school, would have been a nice place to start. Don't get discouraged! Somebody needs your research! You can make it!

Ditto. I wish they hadn't wasted our time by saying they would consider ABD status. If they wanted PhD in hand, they should have just said so. Plenty of other positions made it clear ABD status wasn't going to get you a second glance. I doubt it's an internal candidate; I would hazard a guess that they got inudated with applicants and the easiest way to hack through the pile is to cut out ABD and too newly minted PhDs.

Thank you both for the commiseration and encouragement! Good luck to you (well, to us all)!

There is indeed an internal candidate. That being said, they have scheduled interviews with other candidates as well (not with me, however.)

Just because someone is already working at an institution/knows someone at an institution does not mean there is an "internal candidate" and that the search is a sham. From personal experience, sometimes the "internal candidate" thinks s/he is a sure thing and does not put as much effort in as an external candidate. Also, the market has been weak for almost five years; there are lots of people applying to fewer and fewer TT positions. Besides, would we really want to work at an institution that hired an "internal candidate" rather than the best candidate? It's a slap in the face, but we were only out our cover letters/CVs and didn't have to pay to send our recommendation letters in.

I am ABD, applied for this position and did not received any email (yet). So, maybe the rejection has nothing to do with the ABD/PhD status.

You are right, and I was apparently wrong in my initial assumptions. They have since apologized for the misleading wording in their rejection e-mail and clarified that not meeting "the minimum requirements" is not a reference to anyone's ABD status. They have apparently tried to change the wording, but the legal department in HR won't allow it, despite the fact that it sends an incorrect message to applicants.

Thanks for following up. It is rather unfortunate wording, and their HR department should consider a better way of saying "Thanks but no thanks" for academic positions.

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University of Utah - TT Asst. Portuguese - Nov. 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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University of Virginia - TT Asst. Latin American / Colonial - Nov 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: 1/11 (scheduled)
Offer made:

University of West Georgia - TT Asst. Prof. (Linguistics, translation, SLA, Central American, or Caribbean) - Jan 15 Edit

Request for more materials: via snail mail demographic info 1/23
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Snail mail said would be contacted if selected for phone interview 1/23
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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Asst. Prof, Spanish Linguistics - Oct. 1 Edit

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Request for more materials:
Rejection: 12/9 (x4)
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 11/15
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Asst. Prof, Spanish Literature - Oct. 1 Edit

The position calls for a candidate with a PhD who has native or near-native fluency in Spanish and who is able to teach all levels of undergraduate language and a variety of upper-level courses. These courses may include Literature of the Southern Cone, Latin American Civilization, and literature or culture focusing on gender studies and/or ethnic and racial studies

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Rejection: e-mail 12/9 x1
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Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
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Ursinus College (PA) - Assistant Professor of SpanishEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interview scheduled 12/18
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Valdosta State U. (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish - Nov. 15Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

VCU - TT Asst. Contemporary Latin America - Jan. 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Asst. Spanish Linguistics. - Nov 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: February (x3)
Offer made:

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Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Asst. Spanish Discourse Analysis & Digital Humanities. - Nov 16Edit

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Wesleyan University, TT Asst. Modern Peninsular Studies - Dec. 1Edit

Effective July 1, 2013. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Spanish. Primary focus on modern peninsular Spanish studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential. Although the field is open (excluding only 20th-century Spanish theater), we are particularly interested in colleagues whose scholarship and teaching explore comparative, transatlantic and/or transcultural perspectives.

Submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, and a 15-25 page writing sample in English or Spanish, by December 1, to careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3496

Request for more materials:
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West Chester University (PA) - TT Asst. Profesor of Spanish - DateEdit

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West Texas A&M University - TT Asst. Generalist, Lang. Acquisition, Peninsular, Film Studies - Dec. 1 Edit

West Texas A&M Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish beginning in August 2013. We are looking for a generalist that is a qualified candidate in one or more of the following areas of specialization: Second Language Acquisition, Peninsular Literature and Culture, or Hispanic Film Studies. Applicants should have experience, enthusiasm and excellence in college-level teaching, a commitment to research and scholarship, native or near-native English and Spanish, and a willingness to contribute to a growing and collegial Spanish program. An enthusiasm to lead and plan study abroad programs is highly desirable. A commitment to and experience teaching Heritage Speakers is also recommended.The successful candidate will be teaching all levels of Spanish, assist in advising students, and participate in department- and university-related service.

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Rejection: 1/18 (email) x2
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype, 12/13

  • "We will begin reviewing applications shortly and will be conducting phone/videoconference interviews in December or January." from email dated 12/3/12 *(I received the same email on November 20th)

Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Western New England University - TT Asst Professor - Nov. 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Western Oregon University - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Open Until FilledEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 2nd interview scheduled via Skype (12/27)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Westminster College (UT) - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Latin America and/or indigenous) - Nov. 16Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: scheduled 12/14
Offer made:

Whitworth University (WA) - Assistant Professor of Spanish, Full-Time, renewable, Non-Tenure Track - Open until filledEdit

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.” The Modern Languages Department is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences, which bears primary responsibility for providing an education that is grounded in the great tradition of liberal arts and sciences and committed to the integration of faith and learning.

Whitworth’s Modern Languages Department strives to educate students in cultural differences and sensitivity. We seek to provide students with language skills, cross-cultural experiences, and literary and cultural understandings that allow them to navigate effectively within other cultures. Through this process, students are empowered to understand linguistic and cultural differences within their own society. Because we know our students well, we are able to guide them as they discern career opportunities and vocational calling. As a result of this range of learning experiences, our graduates are ready to become citizens of the world. For more information about our department and its faculty, please see http://www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Department/ModernLanguages/index.aspx.

Responsibilities and duties: Teach 21 credits per year of Spanish to majors and non-majors, with the possibility to coordinate first year classes, serve as member of the university’s Core program, first year seminar and/or honors classes. Mentor and advise students; engage in research and scholarship; participate in departmental activities and governance, professional activities, and faculty assemblies, development days, retreats, and committees. This position is eligible for promotion, professional leaves and other faculty benefits.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: Ph.D. in Spanish or related field or ABD by August 2013; Native or near-native ability in Spanish and English; Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level; Evidence of the potential to make scholarly contribution in the discipline; A personal commitment to the Christian faith, and to the integration of faith and learning; The ability and desire to establish a positive relationship with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation or religious belief; A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA); Background check and educational verification required

Application review begins immediately. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed until filled. Campus interviews are anticipated for Spring 2013. Start date: July 2013.

Please submit the following required application documents: A letter of interest; Résumé/curriculum vitae; A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references; Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial); Three recent student course evaluations (if available); A short personal essay (approximately 300 words) describing your personal Christian faith. This essay about your Christian commitment is intended to be a personal, authentic statement in your own words that will help the committee to determine your interest in joining Whitworth's "community of Christian scholars.” (See HR link on Whitworth website for faculty faith essay guidelines www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay)

Human Resource Services, Auld House
Attn: Chair, Spanish Assistant Professor Search Committee
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA 99251
Or by email attachment (preferably in MSWord format) to jobs@whitworth.edu

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
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Campus visit:
Offer made:

Winona State University - TT Asst. Professor of SpanishEdit

WSU invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor of Spanish. As a faculty member, you will be responsible for: 1) teaching Spanish at all levels (24 credits per academic year; typically 6 courses); 2) teaching courses in your area of specialization; 3) contributing to Spanish course and program development; 4) participating in other departmental and position responsibilities; 5) meeting professional development requirements consistent with the faculty contract; 6) advising students; and 7) promoting international education through study‑abroad and travel study. If you possess: 1) a PhD or equivalent degree in Spanish language or Spanish linguistics (Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment); 2) college level teaching experience in Spanish language courses; 3) native or near‑native ability in Spanish and English, spoken and written; 4) can provide evidence of an active research agenda in your area of expertise, we encourage you to apply. For a complete position description and information on applying for this position, please go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winona/default.cfm. Application deadline is 1/21/2013. Position available pending budgetary approval.


Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: phone (2/15)x2
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:
Any news on campus visits at Winona State? I know they just did phone interviews but I think they had a quick timeline...

Winthrop University - TT Asst. Professor of SpanishEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview scheduled: Skype interviews held in November.

  • Does anyone have more information?

Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made: offer accepted.

Winthrop University - TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Latin America)Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interviews to be held over the next two weeks (second hand, reliable); confirm previous comment (first hand)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Winthrop University - Chair of World CulturesEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Wright SUEdit

Request for more materials:
Rejection: email 11/20 (x5)

  • Dialogue moved to "The Vent" section (below) to keep this to more of a glance-through section. Feel free to move the information back to this section if you disagree with this decision.

Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Skype interview scheduled for week of 12/10
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Post-docs, Lecturer and Visiting positionsEdit

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AAA Name of College/University (State) - DateEdit

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New York University (NY) - Lecturer in Spanish (3 positions) - Jan 1Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: 2/12; skype (2/12)
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Portland State University (OR) Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Union College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit: Jan 28
Offer made:

University of Pittsburg (PA) - Lecturer Edit

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

University of Washington - Lecturer (3 yr. renewable) - Dec 1stEdit

The Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington seeks a full-time lecturer in Spanish to teach upper division Spanish linguistics courses and Spanish language courses at all levels.
Responsibilities include an annual teaching load of seven courses spread over three academic quarters plus some departmental service. Three year renewable appointment, to begin autumn 2013. Non-tenure eligible.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics and/or Second Language Acquisition or equivalent. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and demonstrated excellence in Spanish language instruction at all levels required.

Candidates submit the following documents online at the application URL below and use reference number 4558451: cover letter, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received by December 7, 2012, will be given priority. Interviews at the MLA Convention in Boston.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: list at top of page says MLA interviews were scheduled on X-mas Eve
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Williams College (MA) - 3 yr. Visiting Position - Nov. 15Edit

Visiting three-year (renewable) position teaching Spanish language at all levels, beginning September 2013.

In addition to teaching 3-2, the successful candidate will also offer a colloquium presentation during each semester on new developments in language pedagogy and technology in the classroom; work closely with Spanish Teaching Assistants; and serve as a liaison to the Language Lab Director regarding new foreign language technologies.

Please send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference, postmarked no later than November 15th, 2012 to Professor Soledad Fox, Chair, Department of Romance Languages, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267.

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled: Email received 1/2 stating that preliminary interviews are postponed until Feb. since most candidates will prioritize tenure-track positions in their job search.
Rejection post-MLA:
Campus visit:
Offer made:

Williams College (MA) - 1 yr. Visiting PositionEdit

Visiting one-year position teaching Spanish language at all levels, Latin American Studies

Request for more materials:
Rejection:
Preliminary interview (skype, MLA, phone) scheduled:
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Campus visit:
Offer made:

InquiriesEdit

Put your questions about jobs/statuses here, i.e. "What did your online application say on the website when you received an interview request?"

I know that is common to negotiate after an assistant proffesor position has been offered. Does it happen the same with lecturers postions? Can you for example request moving expenses? ThanksEdit

I recently received two offers for lecturer positions before ultimately accepting an assistant professorship elsewhere, so I can tell you about those experiences, although this is my first time on the market and I'm not sure how well they speak to the way things are generally done. University A called me with an offer, very willing ot negotiate salary (going from $45k to $50k), course load (going from 4/4 to 3/3), and moving expenses ($2,000). University B called me with an offer of $46k that did not appear to be negotiable, nor was the 4/4 course load. They did not mention moving expenses in their initial offer, but after I inquired about it, they called back the next day and offered a budget of up to $5,000 for moving expenses PLUS an additional trip out there to look for housing (and University B's location was much more desirable than University A's). So my advice would be that it never hurts to ask about what's negotiable in an offer for a lecturer position. Good luck!!!

Thanks for the info! And congrats for your new job!

Have you noticed that less colleagues are participating in this wiki tool this year? The most recent details on campus visits and job offers are not here or are taking longer to get to this page.Edit

R: I have noticed that the editor function has been wonky lately, which has contributed to my slow replies/postings on the page. Other folks try to protect their identities and not reveal their job search information right away. To each his or her own.

How long does it typically take to get a contract after an offer has been made and accepted? Is it usually sent by regular mail, Fed-Ex, or e-mailed as a PDF? I'm sure each institution has its own protocol and timeline, but what has been your experience with contracts?Edit

A: It really does vary by institution. Most of them should email you a PDF and follow it up with a snail mail version. If you've already accepted, you should ask them to send you a PDF. What was weird to me was that they won't send anything written until they receive a verbal agreement--very different from other fields that I know about (e.g., Economics)

Q: Thank you so much! In your experience, how long has it typically taken to get the PDF and snail mail version after the verbal acceptance?

A: PDF should come within a couple of days after acceptance. I'm not sure about snail mail--I got a call on Wednesday and am still waiting for the print version.

Q: Thank you!

Once I return from a campus visit, I send to the people I met a thank you email. Ussually, half or more of the people respond with a brief and nice text. In my last visit, just one person responded, which is very intriguing because I feel the visit went very, very well, and they were super polite during my time there.  My question is: there are policies in some deparments that state do not answer after campus visit emails in order to don't create false expectations? Should I take this as a bad sign? What has been you experience with the responses to these emails? Thanks!Edit

A: I don't think you should read too much into either situation. Sometimes departments have a policy of not communicating with candidates, or that only the SCC should communicate. Sometimes they respond politely or even enthusiastically, but you still don't get the job.

How was your MLA experience?Edit

Really good! Affirming to share my work! How bout y'all?

R2: Interviews in the main hall are kind of akward (when you see the people you interviewed before in the next table).

R3: Didn't really enjoy having other interviewers stand next to me talking while I was interviewing in the main hall but other than that it was good. Almost calming to see other people as nervous as you.

R4:: Boston was great. Great city for interviews, I had fun!

For international students: Is it possible to get a campus visit after being asked in the phone interview if I am authorized to work in the US?Edit

Primero, no te debieron haber preguntado eso. Es totalmente inapropiado. El comité se debe limitar a evaluar tus credenciales académicas y profesionales, lo de más lo hace la oficina de recursos humanos, y esa información no se comparte. Entonces eso te habla un poco de la calidad de la institución, pues no prepararon a su comité en algo tan elemental.


Segundo, depende de tu respuesta. Si les has dicho "no, no estoy autorizado", no hay el mínimo chance de que te inviten al campus. Ahora, si les dijiste, "tengo una visa F1, con autorización de trabajo por un año, y ustedes me deben patrocinar etc..." Tines un chance medio. Y si contestas de la manera más inteligente "sí" (así no:) tienes el mismo chance que los demás.


R2: Oficialmente, el comité tiene el derecho (y es legal) preguntar "¿Tiene usted autorización para trabajar en los EEUU?" pero no es legal preguntar su origen/nacionalidad.

How do you get contacted by the University/College to arrange an interview ? Phone, e-mail, postal letter...?Edit

It seems to depend on the school. I've been contacted by phone by some and by email by one. Snail mail doesn't seem like it would be very efficient for finding a time that works for all parties...

How much is "competitive salary?"Edit

There are several meanings for "competitive salary." It can mean that the salary is comparable to a similiar institution. It can mean that the salary is negotiable to be higher if a candidate has other offers. It can mean that the salary is competitive for the area (i.e. the salary is very good for the Midwest, but wouldn't get you a studio apartment in New York). Personally, I go to www.glassdoor.com to see the salary ranges. In states with open records or for some public institutions, you should be able to see the current salaries of the professors working there. Many local newspapers will have that information in a searchable database. Forewarned is forearmed. Don't go into a salary negotiation blind. If the job can't increase the amount of money offered, then look for increased benefits like a bigger research or travel budget.

The Chronicle's "Average Faculty Salaries" data is a good resource. (http://chronicle.com/article/faculty-salaries-data-2012/131431#id=144050 ). That said, the numbers are always inflated by the professional school professors (read you will probably never make the average amount as a humanities professor). States oftentimes provide reliable online salary information for public university professors. Cross reference the Chronicle and the state site, and then check your findings against a cost-of-living calculator. That will give you a pretty decent idea of how much you will or will not be making and whether you consider it to be "competitive". 

Lo de los salarios promedio del CHE no aclara mucho, pues hacen un estimado de todas las áreas y facultades y como bien sabemos Humanidades siempre anda mal pagada, y entre los profesores de Humanidades, Lenguas extranjeras con seguridad va entre lo más bajo. Entonces, una que paga en promedio 98K para un Assistant P. puede tranquilamente estar pagando 65K para uno de Español. Hay que averiguar con atención. Confiaría más en una encuesta aquí.

Check salaries in Public Universities, all of which are public information state by state. Just look for the database of public employees in each state adn then run the names of assistant professors. That will give you a clear idea of how much universities pay. If you are applying to private schools, small, non-prestigious schools will usually pay about 10% less than the state Us and liberal art colleges and research privates will usually run 10-20% above the publics.

Is there any future for those of us holding a Ph.D. in Spanish outside academia?Edit

  • Government jobs take forever to hear back from, but many of them have a need for people who can read, speak, and write in Spanish. You can also search in specific regional areas, which can be particularly useful for those who have partners/children and do not wish to take a $30,000/year job in an undesirable location. Try http://www.usajobs.gov
  • Translation, especially medical translation. Some states have exam or licensing requirements; some states have none.
  • Private high schools. You get around the state teaching certificate requirements this way.
  • There are also jobs within the Academy that are off the tenure track. Look into attending an Alternate Academic Career panel (commonly abbreviated as altac or alt-ac) at the upcoming MLA conference. I know that this seriously boosted my confidence regarding life outside of the academy.
  • Administration or management of any company. We are multilingual. We have excellent written and verbal skills. Administrative secretaries can make more than starting Assistant Professors. Teaching a classroom is like being a manager (they call it classroom management for a reason!).
  • Textbook publishers. Someone has to review those textbooks. You can also end up peddling them.
  • Editorials or academic presses. Someone has to proofread and attend conferences to hawk the goods.
  • To be all Pollyanna about this: yes there is a future outside the Academy. Your future is what YOU make it. It is unfortunate that the Academy is moving towards adjuncts and lectureships rather than true job security. Don't take a job that will make you miserable or undervalue or under pay you; you deserve a living wage and a reasonable amount of work.

R: Thanks for your answer. Yes defenitly there are another options.

R: Than you so much. Very helpful! Thought about starting a business to help PH.D's leave academia?

R: I have thought about writing a book about surviving life before, during, and after the PhD (with a focus on what to do if you don't land on the tenure track), and once my PhD is defended, I plan on shopping it to a few presses.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get more info on Academic Editing?Edit

R: I don't have first-hand knowledge, but whenever I talk to editors at the MLA, they are very nice and attentive. I would go to MLA and network with editors and see what positions are open. You can also email the editors for more information.

Are any atheists/agnostis applying to private, religious institutions? If so, how will/are you going to handle the statement of faith?Edit

I would start the statement by saying: "I used to belive in God... but then I turned nine".

R: But seriously, if you get a request for a statement of faith, do you just say "Miércoles, the jig is up!"?

R2: It depends on the institution. Do your homework - for example if the institution's a member of the CCCU, then an atheist/agnostic is probably not going to fit there. That said private religious institutions run the gamut from those that require doctrinal statements to those that acknowledge a historical link and everything in between. One way or the other be honest.

A point for the first reply, great! What I do is taking a look at the mission statement and focus more on social justice, equality and liberal art education. It worked for me. Now, if the institution asks me for a letter from my pastor, I put the application in the trash directly. So, there all kind of religious institutions. I taught in one college where the only thing that people did was praying (saying good thoughts) before the faculty meetings, but, nothing else.

Inside Higher Ed just published an essay about interviewing with religiously-affiliated (in the cases described, Christian) colleges: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/12/19/essay-interviews-church-related-colleges

When should we assume we have been definitively rejected? Do all institutions send rejection emails/letters? (question moved from talk)Edit

(answer moved from talk) If you do not recieve an invitation to MLA/phone interview by the time of the MLA, then it's a safe bet you're out of the running (but remember: sometimes interview invitations arrive just a few days before the MLA). Not all institutions send rejections (and some only send them to you if you were interviewed or had a campus visit). 

Are Skype or phone interviews in Hispanic Studies departments run in Spanish, English or both? What is your experience?Edit

In my experience in both, but more in Spanish than in English.

A2 My experience -as non-native English speaker- is the opposite: 90% English, 10% or less in Spanish. Small colleges with foreign language departments interview mainly in English to make sure that the candidate will be able to communicate effectively with other faculty members and staff. In some cases you will be also in charge of a literature in translation class. So, it makes sense.

A3. Be able to do it 100% in either one. Take this rule as a rule for interviews in general. There is no rule of thumb as the above poster suggests. It will have to do with many different things specific to both the insitution and the committee. 

Do you usually send thank-you notes after Skype or phone interviews?Edit

Yes, just like after any job interview it adds a nice touch to say something brief, positive and specific about the interview (so it's not like a generic form letter). It's helpful to include the names of all people on the call, if possible.

Thanks! And do they usually respond? A: it depends, some people do, but usually they don't. Thanks!!

What would you do if a university does not want to give you the 2 required weeks to accept or reject an offer?Edit

Word on the StreetEdit

Did anyone ever accept the SRU position?

Sorry to post this here; if someone could move it to the right spot, it would be great, but I keep getting error messages in the other fields:

Middle Georgia State College (Georgia), Lecturer Position 5/5.

Application deadline is April 30th. 


What happened with the Medieval/Colonial position at Middlebury College after the campus visits? They took place almost 2 months ago!!!

The Citadel: Has anyone received an offer?  Any inside info? Yes, an offer has been made.

Any news from U of St. Thomas (MN) (Linguistics) after campus visits?

Saint Michael's College: search cancelled.  The Board decided not to fund the position.

There is an internal candidate at Roanoke College.

My interviewers at the MLA told me I would get an answer within 2 weeks. I haven't heard a word after 3 weeks and I wonder: Is it correct to write an email to the search committee inquiring about the state of the hiring process or should I wait? Thanks! Answer: No. You may not contact the search committee. It is unprofessional. Don't do it.

  • how is it unprofessional?  Exactly.  It's not unprofessional to ask politely about the status of your candidacy. You have nothing to lose and it's only normal to want to know.

Any news from Iona? (1/25) I've heard nothing from Iona. (2/12)

(1/25) Did anybody ever hear anything from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota? I don't even know if they conducted interviews, and their deadline was 10/15. A: Yes, they sent out Campus visit requests two weeks ago via email. They conducted interviews at the MLA and have contacted the finalists for on-campus interviews. Q: Thanks!

Any news from Rutgers? (Jan 24) 

Has anyone been invited to visit Spelman?  I haven't heard a PEEP out of them since the MLA.... I haven't heard anything from them either (1/25) A: Looks like they are having campus visits now.

Any news from University of San Diego?

- campus visits for 3 finalists begin the first week in February.  Q: Is it safe to assume that the've already contacted all three finalists then?

Any news from University of South Carolina?

Still nothing from Stonehill College? A: They decided to go with the first person they flew out (firsthand). I wish more places would do this.

Any campus visit invitations for Boston College (Assistant Professor of Practice in Spanish)? A) Yesterday (1/24) I posted a campus interview request from Stonehill.

Any news from University of Akron? At least one campus visit scheduled, second hand.

Has anyone heard anything from Tennessee Chattanooga? Campus visit scheduled.

Any news from California State San Bernardino? No, and seriously, what is up with them? Someone just posted today that an offer was made and accepted.

Any news from Gustavus Adolphus?

Any news from The Citadel? A: Second-hand, I know they've asked at least one candidate for a campus visit. 

Inside candidate at SUNY for the XIXthe century position? Does anybody know something about it? A: You're talking about Stony Brook, right? I think there is one, that is my hunch as well. A: Yes, Stony Brook, there's a VAP with the same profile as the job description... 

Anyone heard from Saint Joseph's post-MLA?  They said they were meeting to discuss results of MLA interviews on 1/14. No news yet 1/17. Campus visit scheduled 01/16.  <Good luck...anyone else? Any news or job offers after campus visits? Offer accepted (second hand) ; Many congrats to the recipient of the position!

Has anyone heard from Kalamazoo College? A: No word since the MLA. Anyone else?

  • What were others told about the timetable for Kalamazoo? A: Timetable they told me at the MLA was end of January, good luck to all! Q: Any possibility of an inside candidate for Kalamazoo C? A: Talked last week, 1/28 or so, to someone connected to but not in the department. My understanding is that the inside candidate is not the favorite for the job. Don't know about reliability, but seemed like legit info. Take it with a grain of salt and all.

Has anyone heard about the UVA searches?

Any news from Rutgers-Candem after MLA? (x2: Any news? - 1/18)

Any news from Bucknell after the MLA?

News from South Dakota State University? (x2: Amy news?)

Has anyone heard from Sam Houston State University? Nothing. Did they even do first interviews?

News from Hendrix College? Have campus interviews been scheduled?

  • A:Yes, they have been sheduled and done.

Has anyone heard anything from MCLA (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)?

  • A: Haven't heard, but when I logged into MLA list recently it said they had proceded to the interview stage :(
  • A. MCLA was interviewing candidates in Boston.

Any news from Long Island University? 

  • Would love to know this too. Deadline was early, weird no one has heard...

Towson University? I heard that they already hired someone.

Has anyone heard from UT Arlington?

  • A: Nope
  • A: Han ampliado el plazo de entrega de solicitudes (información MUY fiable).

Wake Forest? Any news?

  • A: Nope, nothing. I've been wondering about it too. It seems that in the past, interviews were conducted much much later (April?). I hope they don't wait that long this time.
  • A: Are you talking about the linguistics job or the other one (interdisciplinary, discourse analysis)? I applied for the latter and just recently received a snail mail confirmation of receipt of my application saying they are reviewing materials, but it didn't say anything about time frame or procedure. They must not be interviewing at the MLA, but I'm not sure, beyond that.
  • A: WFU Romance Languages does not conduct MLA interviews. Once the committee makes the initial cut, they will contact to set up phone interviews. 
  • A: Personally, I think its ridiculous to wait this much to contact candidates for the first round of interviews. I guess its their strategy...
  • I agree. They are taking way too long, and at this point campus visits are already taking place and offers being made. It even makes me think that it is not such a good place to work... probably disorganized.
  • They suck. They are playing games, and are not professional.
  • They DO suck. They are racist and homophobic. Unless you are baptist, there is nothing good waiting there for you. I worked there for two years and got out as soon as I could.
  • I don’t know what the protocol is in these wiki forums for dealing with the kind of tripe that the disgruntled former employee of WFU has written, but as a current faculty member of the department I will respond to his comments and then offer a brief update on the two searches we are conducting.
  • The allegation that “they” (unclear whether he is referring to the university administration or the department members) are racist and homophobic is false. You have no grounds for either statement.  Demographically the student population is primarily white, but so are all of WFU’s peer institutions, to say nothing of most of this country’s private institutions of higher learning. And with recent policy changes for admissions (including the elimination of the SAT requirement) and additional scholarships for economically challenged students, the university is making advances in bringing more African-American and Hispanic students to campus. Regarding the LGBTQ community on campus, there is an active group openly homosexual students and faculty on campus. Check the diversity page on the university website for more information about these two points.
  • The comment about religion is so far afield of rational evaluation as to be laughable. The university broke its affiliation with the North Carolina Baptist convention more than a decade ago. There is still a Baptist school of divinity on campus and there is a Baptist congregation that meets on Sundays in Wait chapel (two of the female pastors are lesbians, by the way). But we also have an imam and a rabbi on campus who oversee Muslim and Jewish spiritual needs on campus respectively. In the Christian denominations there are Catholic, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Wesleyan ministers in addition to the Baptist religious staff. And, as a personal note, your comment that nothing good awaits candidates who don’t fit a particular religious profile is a slap in the face to colleagues who listened to you pontificate and whine and still went to bat for you.
  • And for the last and most egregious misrepresentation of your rant. You did not get out as soon as you could. You fought tooth and nail to keep your lectureship and were denied contract renewal. You did not make a heroic exit. You were let go. 
  • And now for the update on the two searches being currently conducted by the department. Three linguistics candidates have been invited to campus. As for the discourse analysis position, the committee was formed two weeks ago. They are currently reviewing files and should contact candidates for phone interviews shortly. 
  • HI AGAIN. FIRST OF ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE POSTING ANYTHING. I GOT A RENEWAL OFFER IN NOVEMBER BASED ON MY TEACHING PERFORMANCE AND PEER AND STUDENT EVALUATIONS, AND THEN THE OFFER WAS RESCINDED WHEN THE SON OF A DONOR COMPLAINED TO HIS DAD THAT I HAD CORRECTED HIM IN CLASS FOR SAYING THAT "HOMOSEXUALS ARE ANIMALS AND THEY SHOULD BE KILLED". I CORRECTED HIM BY TELLING HIM THAT BIGOTRY WAS NOT ACCEPTED IN MY CLASSROOM AND THAT HE SHOULD NOT SPEAK THAT WAY. THE DEPARTMENT DID NOT SUPPORT ME AND I HAD TO FIND ANOTHER JOB. YES, YOU ARE RIGHT, IT IS PRETTY CLEAR THAT YOU ARE NEITHER HOMOPHOBIC NOR BAPTIST.
  • Comments: it is bad that we need to find information about the position in wiki rather than being contacted by the WFU Department, I guess they will reject my application in May, or never? As for the discussion here about the exiting faculty member... very agresssive on both parts, so no comments.
  • ^This was thoroughly entertaining; both parties. Maybe I'm being naive, but I have to think it's pretty easy to avoid these types of conflicts within departments.  
  • ^Sadly, yes, you are being naive. It is not easy to avoid conflict in a department where people hold grudges, dislike, or antagonize their colleagues. Even when you think you are "safe" by not participating in other peoples' conflicts, it may still bite you. And hard. I've got the bitemarks to prove it, and all thanks to my naive belief that I could be everyone's friend in my dysfunctional and divisive department. Sorry to sound bitter, but this is real talk.   
  • Note: Universities to fear is the page where people usually post comments such as the above.
  • Invited for a campus visit; still no word (3/28); at this point not holding my breath.

University of Michigan?

  • nothing.
  • Still no news (12/26)?
  • MLA interview scheduled 12/18. 

Any news from University of Iowa (campus visits)?

  • No. A. Really? Nada yet? (12/28). 
  • Rejection E-mail (second-hand, not sure when)

Has anyone heard from St. Ambrose U? I ask because I didn't even get a confirmation e-mail.

  • I had a phone interview with them a few weeks ago - my understanding is that they only interviewed 6 candidates.
  • A. I interviewed with them 2 weeks ago, in the email they sent, it stated that they were only going to talk to 6 candidates, and invite 3 to campus. They say they will make the invitations by the end of the 1st week of January.
  • Have any of you gotten word about a campus visit? Any visits scheduled? 
  • A. Got an email with campus visit invitation Jan/10, to go early Feb.

Any news from Tennessee-Chattanooga or South Florida (Medieval/Golden Age)?

  • South Florida has scheduled phone interviews 12/21.

Bucknell?

  • scheduled, second hand reliable. 

Anyone heard anything from Ohio State regarding the indigenous studies job?

  • I heard through the grapevine that they had a short list of under ten people about a month ago and had proceeded with that.

Anyone know what the procedure is for Westminster College? Someone posted that they have a campus visit already; did they already conduct Skype or phone interviews?  ------> I had a Skype interview on 12/10 and 48 hours later they invited me for a campus viist.  I am going early Jan.  ---> Okay, thanks for the info, and congrats!

George Washington?? Any word from them? Something was posted 12/6 and then erased. Thanks! ---> Still nothing?

Any news out there, especially for the University of Chicago? ---> materials requests posted above, 11/14-16. ---> They have invited people for interviews

Has anyone heard from Gustavus Adolphus since they requested more materials? ---> I was just wondering the same thing! No, I have not heard anything yet.  I haven't heard anything either (12/17). ---> Nor have I (12/17), but according to this wiki, they have already scheduled at least one MLA interview. --> I also was asked for additional materials but haven't heard anything since.  (12/18) -->  They scheduled MLA interviews last month (12/24) --> I got a rejection email 12/22

Anything from McDaniel?  There closing date was October 19th!  I have the same question!!!!!  Dying to hear about that one.  Now expecting the worst.  :(  Is it possible they are not interviewing/have and insider candidate? ----> A: They've been conducting interviews. A: I heard this was an inside job. A look at the department's webpage reveals that half of the department is from the same (generously put, average) Ph.D program as a VAP. It seems likely that the rumor is true.

Any news from Christopher Newport (Va)?

  • Ling or lit? Literature.
  • There's an MLA interview posted 12/17, but doesn't specify field. 

Has anyone heard from Texas Lutheran?? ---> Nope (12/7). -----> Sent out requests for phone interviews on 12/18.

Any word on any of the Med / Early Modern jobs??

Anyone has received or know anything about Oregon State? Last communication was "your application is still under consideration."

  • I got the same email about a week or so ago....

The VentEdit

This is a space to vent. Sometimes you just need to let off a little steam because the job market makes us all a little stressed and crazy.

I saw this in the venting page . It is so good that I want to share it.Edit

" So I swore this wouldn't happen anymore but I fell for it again and now I just feel like such an idiot. I mean sometimes you know going into a campus visit that you're not exactly their type, so you can protect yourself and not expect too much. But this time I really got duped by their sweet talk about how amazing I was and what an exciting future we’d have together. Everything seemed to go well and at dinner I really felt a spark, like a deep human connection that stays with you and at the end of the night it seemed like they couldn't wait to call me, too. But it's been days since they said they'd call and I haven't heard anything. I'm so confused. What we had felt special to me and I thought it meant something to them, too! I don't know what happened. Maybe they just feed everyone the same lines even if they’re not interested in getting serious. What hurts so much, of course, is that it felt serious to me. I thought that what we had was real. It’s been easy to move on when a department is clearly not into me, but it’s the mixed signals that I can’t get over. I guess they were just trying to keep their options open, but it felt so genuine that I let my guard down and now I feel like such a fool. I know that it’s dumb to want to be with a department that’s interested in someone else, but it’s hard to let go of what might have been. I thought my lonely, anxious days were over and that I was finally getting my happily-ever-after. What did I do wrong? Getting through the day is really hard. Every time I get an email I think it's them. I keep checking my phone to see if I’ve missed a call. When I see other people going about their business, happily doing their jobs, I just feel so alone, like I'll be unemployed forever. I don’t know what else I can do. I’ve really tried to put myself out there and do all the things you’re supposed to do to seem attractive. People tell me that I’m a catch, that any department would be lucky to have me. But after so many ups and downs, it’s getting harder and harder to imagine that anybody will ever choose me in the end. My friends have been so great, so patient even though I can’t help needing to talk about the visit with them over and over again. They say that there are other jobs in the sea, that I can’t let one setback get me down. It’s only a matter of time. There's a department out there for me. But honestly, everybody knows that there just isn’t much available these days. More and more departments aren’t interested in long-term commitment when so many fresh, young adjuncts are willing to meet their needs for next to nothing. They say that jobs are such a mystery. You just can’t predict how things play out and a department that appreciates me for who I am will come along when I least expect it."


It made me laugh until I cried. Then I just cried ;)Edit

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arg......the waiting is killing me.

Q: Any ideas out there on why search committees might schedule one interview/campus visit immediately, then wait weeks before scheduling the next one?  I assumed that committees would sit down together and look at all the apps at once, arrive at a consensus, then call the top canditates on the same day.  But apparently it doesn't always work this way.

2/9: Is it just me or does it seem like search committees, deans, etc. are really taking their time on letting candidates know about their final decisions? I've had flyouts from 1/14 to just recently and keep getting encouraging emails saying, be patient, it's all happening, we'll let you know soon, etc. etc. But argh, the waiting.

This whole process has led me to loathe myself. I know that I had some bad MLA interviews so to not hear from those people is somewhat expected. What I don't understand is when I absolutely murder the interview, I'm told by the interviewing team that I would be "perfect for the job" and then I don't hear from them. (x2) I'm so sorry! Don't loathe yourself. So much of this process is about fit. I also think being overqualified is a key component in whether or not you get called back. I've gotten called overqualified straight out--um, no, that just means I'm EXTRA qualified and I need a damn job so come on, please.

I am sure I am not the first one to post this, but after the time and money we spent on applications, is it really so hard for the Universities to send a rejection email? Is it another way to let us know that we are undeserving and useless? I for one think that as a community we should strongly complain about this common labor practice. It is insulting and disrespectful. This post is dedicated to Spring Hill College, Amherst College, George Institute of Technology, Center College, Clark University, University of California, Merced faculty and administrative staff. / I TOTALLY AGREE! I think that is is so unprofessinal how we handle job interviewing and placement in the humanities or maybe in academia in general! I am so tired of waiting and waiting...it has been almost 3 months after a campus interview I had in December and I still have not even received an email rejection! Really people! We need to find a better way to streamline and professionalize this whole process!

Good/Bad Interview Experiences?Edit

Backlog because of Hurricane SandyEdit

I'm really surprised to see that so few schools have contacted candidates yet. Also many dossiers did not arrive on time through Interfolio after Hurricane Sandy passed through D.C. Does anyone know how search committees are responding to this?

R: I know a few schools made accomodations or extended their deadlines, but others (probably those not on the affected coast) did nothing.

Does anyone else feel like this is prom all over again and that no one wants to take you? (aka Why does no one want to interview me?)Edit

Hahaha, yes. I can commiserate (although I never went to prom... probably because gay people weren't welcome and because I dropped out of high school a year early). I think it's important for us ABDs and recently-graduated PhDs to remember that since 2008, the market has been apocalyptically bad, as indicated in MLA's annual graph indicating the number of jobs per year published in the Job Information List. Thankfully it's been slowly improving in 2011 and 2012, but there are 4 years of backlogged, recently-graduated PhDs who, for the past several years, have had to settle for poorly-paid non-tenure-track positions in all kinds of random locations due to a lack of jobs to apply for. Now that there are finally some Assistant Professorships out there—positions traditionally offered to graduating or recently-graduated PhDs—I get the impression that people with a PhD in hand and several years of full-time teaching experience (not to mention additional publications they've landed since graduating) are squashing much of the ABD competition this year. I could be completely wrong about this, but this is the general sense I get about this year's market. It may be that many of us newbies to the market will have to settle for less-than-desirable positions this year just as our colleagues in recent years have had to do while we wait for demand to catch up with supply. Consequently, I have just broadened my search parameters for my job search (lecturer positions and jobs at community colleges, although the community college jobs I've seen advertised in November are for January start dates, which leads me to believe that they generally don't advertise as far in advance as universities). There are, of course, some other things to keep in mind:

1) I'm new to this too and don't have a very good idea of what I'm talking about.

2) It's still very early to be panicking, since it seems that most search committees have yet to send anyone any kind of communication, and some search committees wait until the week before MLA to schedule interviews.

3) Some universities and colleges don't go to MLA and schedule their initial round of interviews in the Spring.

4) Probably the most important thing to remember: so little of this whole process has to do with you. It has to do with the specific needs of departments. Your research, CV, teaching evaluations, etc. can be absolutely stellar, but if you're not exactly what they're looking for or close to it, you won't get interviewed. This whole process is subject to chance, personal connections, an infinite number of variables that are completely out of your control, and in some cases, dumb luck (where some random, seemingly unimportant thing on your CV impresses some random committee member in way that sets you above the rest in his/her mind).

Anyway, I hope this helps a little bit. It's funny how we spend 5 years trying to develop thick skin (between rejections from journals and less-than-complimentary follow-up questions at conferences), only to feel more vulnerable than ever when going on the job market. It's a tough, often discouraging time, but we just have to remember it's all about perserverance. We just have to have faith and stick it out—like so many have been doing since 2008—and eventually, we'll get asked to a prom. So keep practicing your dance moves! Our time to dance will come!

R: Thanks a lot. I feel better knowing I'm not the only one out there that feels super jealous seeing that folks have interview requests already. Congrats to those guys though. It's professional jealousy, not like, crazy jealousy.

Wright SUEdit

Rejection letters: "your experience and/or qualifications do not meet the minimum requirements" ... rather an odd way of saying they have decided to eliminate ABDs from their pool of applicants (despite the announcement stipulating that the minimum requirement is that Ph.D. be in hand by 8/15/13 start date), but that's apparently what happened. I double-checked with the HR office that the decision came from the search committee and not from an effort in HR to weed out ABDs.

Received same email with exact same wording, and I already have my Ph.D. Looks like they might have an internal candidate? Nice school, would have been a nice place to start. Don't get discouraged! Somebody needs your research! You can make it!

Ditto. I wish they hadn't wasted our time by saying they would consider ABD status. If they wanted PhD in hand, they should have just said so. Plenty of other positions made it clear ABD status wasn't going to get you a second glance. I doubt it's an internal candidate; I would hazard a guess that they got inudated with applicants and the easiest way to hack through the pile is to cut out ABD and too newly minted PhDs.

Thank you both for the commiseration and encouragement! Good luck to you (well, to us all)!

There is indeed an internal candidate. That being said, they have scheduled interviews with other candidates as well (not with me, however.)

Just because someone is already working at an institution/knows someone at an institution does not mean there is an "internal candidate" and that the search is a sham. From personal experience, sometimes the "internal candidate" thinks s/he is a sure thing and does not put as much effort in as an external candidate. Also, the market has been weak for almost five years; there are lots of people applying to fewer and fewer TT positions. Besides, would we really want to work at an institution that hired an "internal candidate" rather than the best candidate? It's a slap in the face, but we were only out our cover letters/CVs and didn't have to pay to send our recommendation letters in.

I am ABD, applied for this position and did not received any email (yet). So, maybe the rejection has nothing to do with the ABD/PhD status.

You are right, and I was apparently wrong in my initial assumptions. They have since apologized for the misleading wording in their rejection e-mail and clarified that not meeting "the minimum requirements" is not a reference to anyone's ABD status. They have apparently tried to change the wording, but the legal department in HR won't allow it, despite the fact that it sends an incorrect message to applicants.

Thanks for following up. It is rather unfortunate wording, and their HR department should consider a better way of saying "Thanks but no thanks" for academic positions.

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