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See also: English Literature 2014-2015 and Comparative 2015

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University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Feminist Theory - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Feminist Theory. Additional expertise in non-Anglophone modernisms, especially German and/or French, desired; interests in gender/race theory, history of literary theory, or relevant areas of continental philosophy are also welcome.

The candidate will be expected to be active in research and produce innovative scholarship in the relevant fields, as well as teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The teaching load is 2/2 and the faculty members of the Department typically teach one graduate and one undergraduate course each semester.

The candidate should have a PhD in hand by the start of the appointment in August 2015.

Submit all materials: letter of application, CV, contact information for referees, and a writing sample (20-25 pages) via www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu by November 1, 2014, addressed to Professor Ewa Płonowska Ziarek, Chair, Search Committee.

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. To apply, please visit:  https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57393

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials: 11/6

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/27

Campus interview scheduled: 12/27

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:03/21

NOTES:

University of California, Irvine (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Literary Theory and Criticism - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in the field of Literary Theory and Criticism. We especially seek individuals with profoundly interdisciplinary and philosophical backgrounds who can foreground and model significant new approaches to critical analysis. UC Irvine has a long and proud reputation in the area of critical theory, and the candidate will be expected to contribute to the further development of Critical Theory at UC Irvine. Appointment may be in any of the following departments: Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Literatures, English, European Languages and Studies, Spanish and Portuguese. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by July 1, 2015 and must demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position by visiting: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02696. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to completed applications received by February 15, 2014. (1) Cover Letter containing a brief research and teaching statement 
(2) Curriculum Vitae 
(3) Minimum of three letters of recommendation 
(4) A writing sample or publication 
(5) Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Mindy Han, Director of Personnel at mindyhan@uci.edu or (949) 824-1720.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

LEARN MORE: More information about this recruitment: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/SOH/

LINK to Apply: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02696

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 3/20x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/8

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Is this a new position or a replacement? Anyone know any details, out of curiousity?
  • Nothing here. I only heard that they are not too keen on feminism (if that counts as a detail).
  • 3/2: Anyone heard anything yet?
  • 3/2 nothing on my end. this sounds almost too good to be true.
  • Put out a few feelers with friends at Irvine - it's definitely a real search. No indications of an inside candidate, though no one has any insight as to why it's so late breaking. 
  • I too heard, through the grapevine, that they don't want someone who works in feminist theory.
  • I heard that from two different grapevines as well. quite male oriented program in any case.
  • That's such a strange stipulation. Anyway, does anyone have experience with TT searches that appear after MLA? Like, should we expect to hear something (materials request, I dunno) soon, or are we looking ahead to spring and maybe beyond to hear? I would imagine this could turn into a bureaucratic nightmare with so many departments involved (vying for the line etc.).
  • I'm sure there's no official stipulation against feminist theory on the part of the program. If true, it would be an unofficial bias.
  • Post-MLA searches normally try to move pretty quickly, given that their top candidates are likely to be candidates in other searches. But, bureaucratic issues may be slowing them down. And it is possible that they have contacted candidates who aren't on the wiki or aren't reporting.
  • It's also funny that the only other "theory" job on this Wiki is explicitly a feminist theory job. Who ever said there wasn't a place for all of us in this market?
  • Totally agree with all the above: unofficial bias and possibly already scheduled interviews with candidates that are not in the wiki! we can only wait and speculate now.
  • Curious, how much effort did you all put into your "diversity statements" compared with your other documents? This seemed like a ridiculous requirement.
  • A contact at Irvine told me that noone's heard anything from the search committee since the deadline, about interviews or anything else, except that they have over 300 applications. 
  • does your contact know what are they looking for? Thanks!
  • i have heard similar info as the above, namely that this *is* a real search and that there's no inside candidate or anything, but this is now getting pretty late for such a big-deal search, isn't it? i know they are on the quarter system there so maybe things are just on a longer calendar, but jeez!
  • As someone stated above, it very well may be that they already even had campus visits and we just don't know.  something like this happened with the Haverford C postdoc this year. 
  • For what it's worth, a faculty contact of mine at Irvine told me just a few days ago that no preliminary interviews have yet been scheduled. The committee is still reviewing applications. But yes, this is very late for such a search.
  • Thanks for sharing! 
  • Still no news on this one? Still waiting here, though, highly doubting that I would be among those who hear something!
  • Interviews scheduled? ohhhhh :(
  • Anyone got a rejection yet? I haven't received anything. Neither interview nor rejection.
  • Highly likely that with a big search like this, they won't send out official rejections till after the hire has gone through. Sometimes w/ state schools that's a legal requirement, actually.
  • still waiting to hear abt campus visits after skype interview--anyone heard anything?
  • News on this one?

University of Chicago (IL) - Co-Director of MAPH and Senior Lecturer (Non-TT)Edit

The Department of English, in coordination with The Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), seeks to hire a Co-Director of MAPH and Senior Lecturer to manage MAPHs academic administration (curricular oversight, admissions and recruitment, advising and mentoring, and outreach and alumni engagement) and teach graduate-level courses. This position reports directly to the Faculty Director of MAPH. PhD in English or other literary discipline and background in Critical Theory required. A minimum of three years of experience in graduate program teaching and administration also required.

Candidates are required to submit a current curriculum vitae online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website (https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu), posting number 02574.

No application materials will be accepted after May 21, 2015.

Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

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Deadline: May 21

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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