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Deadline: The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 8, 2010.
 
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Acknowledgment received: By e-mail, last week (10/18)
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Acknowledgment received: By e-mail, last week 10/18 (x2)
   
 
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Revision as of 19:59, 18 October 2010

Q: Is there a page yet for American Studies jobs 2010-2011? I'm only finding older ones...

A: New page for 2011 American Studies Jobs here: American Studies 2011-2012, ready for postings.

20-21 c. American Jobs 2011

Add Demographics at Talk:20-21 c. American 2011

Agnes Scott (GA)

Link

"Tenure-track position in American literature at the level of assistant professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the second half of a broad survey of American literature and intermediate and advanced courses in twentieth century American literature. Desirable fields of specialization include ethnic American literatures (other than African American, which is already offered) and gender and sexuality. We seek an active scholar with a solid grounding in both older and newer canons and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts learning. The teaching load is 3-2."

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 9/30 (A very nice email!), 10/11 (said we'd know more in Dec.)97.123.93.178 19:12, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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FYI: VAP in residence who meets criteria of job listing.

Baker University (KS)

MLA JIL:

Full-time position available beginning fall 2011; Ph.D. preferred. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in both literature and composition. The department seeks an Americanist with specialties in literature of the modern and contemporary period, post-colonial and minority literature, and literary theory and criticism. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness and willingness to teach in Baker’s new and innovative Liberal Studies program. Commitment to language/literature instruction within a small college, liberal arts context. The teaching load for this position is 4-4. Priority given to applications postmarked by October 22, 2010. Interviews will be held at the MLA. Applications accepted until position is filled. Acknowledgment by return letter. Send letter of application, vita (including list of three references with current telephone numbers and addresses), and credential file to Cynthia L. Appl, Chair; Language and Literature Department; Baker University; P.O. Box 65; Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065 or cynthia.appl@bakeru.edu.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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  • Has anyone asked, or does anyone have a theory of, what a "credential file" includes?
  • Perhaps it means the transcript? Not sure-- how frustrating!
  • I think it probably just means letters . . . but I also think it is acceptable to ask the contact person for clarification on these kinds of points.
  • It means send whatever might suggest effective teaching and research: teaching philosophy and scores, abstract, etc.
  • Original poster here: I just applied and asked for clarification. I got a very nice email that suggested they're primarily looking for evidence of teaching effectiveness (philosophy, summary of evals, etc.).
  • The website for the English dept. lists 4 faculty members, 2 of whom are obviously married to each other, and none of whom is Cynthia Appl. I find this odd. Is Appl in a different department?
    • Appl is a German professor, I believe; the English department is part of the larger Language and Literature Department.

Boise State University

From MLA JIL:

"Tenure-track assistant professor in 20th-century American fiction, with expertise in Modernism or Postmodernism, starting in Fall 2011. Ph.D. in English required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach a range of literature courses from the survey to the graduate level. The normal teaching load is 2/3."

Deadline: Review of applications received by October 15, 2010 will begin immediately. Applications received after that date may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.

See also: HigherEdJobs

Acknowledgment received: By e-mail, about a week ago (10/18)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania)

Link

Subfield/description: "The Department of English at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2011 in Contemporary American Literatures who emphasizes comparative ethnic perspectives. We seek a candidate with expertise in Latino/a and Chicano/a literature and culture in conjunction with other fields of ethnic study."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011

Cleveland State University

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad survey of American literature, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in American literature and topics courses in sub-specialities, e.g. 20th-century American poetry; multi-ethnic/cultural literatures of the United States; gay and lesbian discourses; or disability studies. The successful candidate will be expected to carry on an active research program and to contribute to departmental and university service. This is a tenure-track position. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or American Studies with a specialization in American literature of the twentieth century by July 1, 2011. Ability to teach a broad survey of American literature. Evidence of research promise in twentieth-century American literature.

LINK

Deadline: December 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

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Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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The teaching load at Cleveland State, from what I can see on their website, is 2/2.

"Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state."

Fairfield University (CT)

LINK

"tenure-track faculty position in 19th and early 20th century American Literature in a Transatlantic Context, at the Assistant Professor level . . . successful candidate will teach such courses as "Transatlantic Literature and Culture" and "American Realism and Naturalism." 3/3 course load.

Deadline: Application review begins October 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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  • Cross-posted at Early American 2011
  • "An internal candidate has been identified," for what it's worth.
  • it is essentially a spousal hire. Not really an open position at all. Stay away. Don't get your hopes up.
    • Well, that explains the insanely early deadline. Nice way to weed folks out on a technicality.
    • Thank you for posting this stuff about the internal candidate. I've been to other sites where, at the end of the job search season, said wiki has who got the position and identifies "internal hire," "spousal hire" etc... It's very helpful. That said, did two separate people post this and confirm the information? Thanks.
    • The original ad includes the language about the "internal candidate" and a second poster confirmed it.
    • You might notice that they updated their ad on the JIL on October 1st to state that MLA interviews had already been scheduled. That is a serious "step off"... I hope no one bothered applying.
    • I'm sorry, but this job posting from Fairfield is really lame. I know that internal candidates and spousal hires happen, but I had spent time a month ago getting all the stuff together for this position, time I could have spent on other jobs and my work. My recommendors had all commented to me that the deadline was unusually early.
    • oh, jeez, I spent $$ having letters sent, plus the money to post and print a writing sample -- couldn't they at least have spared us that?
    • I appreciate that the ad specified that an internal candidate had been identified. I thought given that they likely legally had to do a search, they handled it responsibly.

--someone inside the university has Confirmed that this job belongs to only one person.

  • 1) The position has a rolling deadline; review of applications was set to start Oct 1, 2010; 2) The pulldown menu box in the JIL ad stating "MLA interviews have already been scheduled for this position" was incorrectly checked. The search committee has not yet even begun review of applications. 3) Also note the JIL ad has been corrected to state the successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2011, not August 2010 --Jim Simon, department chair

Fontbonne University (MO)

LINK

Fontbonne University seeks an Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in American literature. Duties include teaching four courses per semester, advising, participating in shared university governance, and working to advance a small but vigorous department that houses majors in English and communication studies. . . . The ability to teach courses in African-American literature, or women's literature, or to supervise teaching certification would be an advantage. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position is advertised pending available funding. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 15. Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Professor Jason Sommer Department of English and Communication Fontbonne University 6800 Wydown Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63105-3098.

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection Letter:

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Franklin College Switzerland

From MLA JIL:

Franklin College Switzerland seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Literature beginning fall 2011, pending funding.The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., with expertise in 19th and 20th-century North American literary studies and a secondary focus in creative writing or a non-western literature. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship and a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in literary studies, lead academic travel, and maintain an active research agenda. Preference will be given to candidates with European experience and a working knowledge of a Swiss language. Please submit electronically a letter of application, a cv, and recent teaching evaluations to litsearch@fc.edu by November 10, 2010. For more information see http://www.fc.edu/

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Cross-posted at Early American 2011 & CreativeWriting 2011

Georgetown University

LINK

"Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture: Tenure-track assistant professor, PhD in hand by August 2011."

Deadline: November 5

Acknowledgment received: 9/30 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Grant MacEwan University (Alberta, Canada)

Link

Subfield/description: "The Department of English at Grant MacEwan University invites applicants for a continuing position in drama. Applicants must have a specialization in the scholarly study and textual analysis of British or American drama, excluding Shakespeare and the Renaissance. Preference will be given to specializations in twentieth century British or American drama."

Deadline: December 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Cross-posted at Generalist 2011, Modern British 2011 & Drama, Speech, Film & New Media 2011


Harvard University

From MLA JIL (10/1):

The English Department at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Contemporary American literature with a special interest in Asian American Literature. . . Finalists will be expected to submit in December the entire dissertation or as much of it as is completed (or, alternatively, a book-length publication). The successful candidate will teach four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Send cover letter, CV, 1-2 page abstract of dissertation, 3-5 letters of recommendation, and article-length writing sample (25-30 pages, excluding footnotes), all postmarked no later than October 29, 2010, to "Contemporary and Asian American Literature Search Committee," c/o James Simpson, Chair, Department of English, Harvard University, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138. Late applications will not be considered.

See also: Ad in Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

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James Madison University (VA)

LINK

"Assistant Professor of English in ethnic literatures of the United States, focusing mainly on literature after 1900. Tenure-track position, to begin Fall 2011. We welcome candidates specializing in Asian-American/Asian diasporic, Latino/a and/or Native American literatures."

Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications on November 5. We will interview at MLA.

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection Letter:

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Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Kent State University at Tuscarawas (OH)

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"a tenure-track position to teach introductory writing courses and upper-level writing and literature courses . . . Ph.D. in English by the appointment date. Preferred concentrations include 20th/21st Century American and/or British Literature or criticism. Experience in technical or business and professional writing is highly desirable."

Deadline: No deadline stated (posted on HigherEdJobs on 9/15/10)

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lewis and Clark College (OR)

Link

"tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern American Literature"

Deadline: Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 10/04 (email response, including link to EOE form)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Can we get a wiki consensus on what is meant by "Modern American Literature"? I know what modernist American literature is, and I know what contemporary American literature is, but this phrase has me stumped.

It typically means post-1865 American literature, but it's definitely a broad term. I think some people to use it instead of "modernist," even when they mean early 20th C literature, because it's less restrictive.

Marquette University (2 positions)

Link Use Posting Number 0601162 to Find Job

Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in American Literature in the Department of English The successful candidate will have expertise in AMERICAN LITERATURE of the 20th-21st centuries. One desired emphasis is American Indian, Chicana/o, and/or Latino/a literatures; other desired emphases include Ecocriticism, Feminist/Gender Studies, Transnational Literatures.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, with applications accepted until October 20, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Perhaps this would best be posted on the discussion page, but here goes: why this format for deadlines -- "review begins immediately, with applications accepted until . . ."? Are we to believe that it's first come, first served; or, does the review really begin, as in this case, on the deadline stated? For those of us having to decide whether to hound referees for letters, this is confusing. Thoughts anyone?

-My sense is that committees start reading docs as they come in. That's what they do at my university, anyway. Review gets more intense after the deadline, but they'll read stuff as soon as they get it.

Memphis College of Art

LINK

"Assistant Professor. Full-time, beginning August 2011. Position begins with a two-year appointment. Responsibilities: Teach three literature classes each semester, encompassing a broad curriculum for non-majors. Periodically teach freshman composition. . . Qualifications: Ph.D. in English. Specialty in any aspect of American or European literature. Competence in two or more of the following: Southern literature, contemporary novel, women's literature, African American literature. Three years of full-time teaching experience preferred. Eagerness to participate fully in the education of the visual artist."

Deadline: Application deadline for MLA interview: November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Messiah College

From MLA JIL:

"Messiah College invites applications for a term tenure-track position as assistant professor of English beginning in August 2011. This position will specialize in 19th-century American literature, with secondary expertise in 20th-century American literature. Ability to teach writing for digital media or ability to diversity our curricular offerings in American literature is desirable. This position also requires teaching first year seminar and general education literature, advising, and participation in departmental governance. Evidence of strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition and to scholarly research is expected. PhD required at time of employment. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. . . Application forms may be accessed at http://www.messiah.edu/offices/hr/forms/Faculty_Empl_Appl.pdf. Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church."

Acknowledgment received: 10/13

Request for Additional Materials: 10/13

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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N.B. The "application form" requires a statement of agreement with the college's Statements of Faith (including the Apostle's Creed) and its Community Covenant. Probably should not have been a surprise given their mission, but this is not explicitly stated in the ad.

Marian University (WI)

From MLA JIL:

Marian University, a premier Catholic university located in Fond du Lac, WI invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in English beginning Fall 2011. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in English composition, American literature, research writing and advanced-level writing and literature for majors and minors in English and English Education. Normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Additional responsibilities include departmental duties, such as advising and writing assessment, as well as school and university-wide service and committee work. Ph.D. or terminal degree in English required. Willingness to support the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the University. Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi for one literature and one composition course, and course evaluations for the last year) and transcripts by January 2, 2011 to: Human Resources, Marian University, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935.

See also: Ad in Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Notre Dame (University of)

LINK

"Assistant Professor, American literature after 1900. Breadth and interest in various genres desirable."

Deadline: Application review begins Oct 1, 2010, and continues through October

Acknowledgment received: via email 6 Oct. (x3)

Request for Additional Materials:

request sent for additional materials (10/13)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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  • Searches in Early American 2011, African American , and Latino/a (Other Ethnic American 2011) also advertised. Not clear which has priority?
  • The department website is very proud of the fact that they're looking to hire so many new people this year, so at least for now they're claiming 4 totally separate hires.

Oklahoma State University

LINK

"Tenure-track position in English, specializing in Literature Post 1900 with emphasis in poetry and poetics. 3-2 teaching load beginning August 2011."

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cross-posted at Modern British 2011 & Generalist 2011

Oregon State University (Literature, Science and Technology)

Link to University Job Site (posting #0006235)

From MLA JIL:

Assistant Professor in Literature, Science, and Technology

A full-time (1.0 FTE), nine-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Literature, Science, and Technology beginning in Fall, 2011. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Significant teaching experience and demonstrated scholarly innovation, commitment, and publication strongly preferred. A typical teaching load would be five courses (2-2-1 or similar three-term arrangement) and might include Science Writing, Historical Textualities of Science, Science and Travel, Language and Environmental Science, etc., with emphasis on 18th-21st century Anglo-American and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Deadline: 11-12-2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


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Pitzer College (California)

Link

Subfield/description: "'Pitzer College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2011 in 19th and 20th Century American Literature, with a specialization in Chicana/o-Latina/o literatures. Also desirable are research and teaching interests in gender and sexuality, queer theory, and/or film and literature."'

Deadline: November 1, 2010 or until the position is filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011

Princeton University

LINK

"19th-20th - century American Literature. Candidates with expertise in theory and/or visual culture are especially welcome."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Cross-posted at Early American 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Reed College

LINK

"Tenure track appointment in English and Humanities, with a specialization in American fiction in any period from the later nineteenth century to post-modern. We are especially interested in candidates with a sub-specialty in one of the following areas: post-colonialism; transatlantic studies; ethnic or race studies; narrative theory. All members of the department are expected to teach some sophomore-level introductory courses in narrative, poetry, or drama. The position requires flexibility and broad intellectual interests, and a willingness to work in interdisciplinary contexts. . . Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 10 November. The Search Committee expects to conduct preliminary interviews at the MLA Convention in Los Angeles in January."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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The department has two VAPs who could be inside candidates for this position.

  • Interesting, but I think it would be hasty to assume either VAP has a lock on the position, in the absence of further inside information.

Providence College

LINK

"The Department of English at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in drama, with expertise in modern and contemporary. Ability to teach drama in periods from the Restoration to the present preferred."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Modern British 2011 & Drama, Speech, Film & New Media 2011

Saint Jerome's University (ON)

From MLA JIL:

Department of English, St. Jerome’s University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2011. Applicants must have a PhD in English with expertise in contemporary American Literature; strength in literary theory and/or philosophical hermeneutics an asset. Also interested in candidates keen to offer first-year genre- or theme-based courses. We seek candidates with a high standard of teaching excellence, strong sense of collegiality, commitment to service, and strong research agenda. Base salary for an Assistant Professor is $68,158. Applications due December 1, 2010 and should include a letter detailing interest in and suitability for the position, curriculum vita, teaching portfolio with statement of teaching philosophy, outline of research agenda, any sample publications, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Please send applications to Dr. Norm Klassen, Chair, Department of English, St. Jerome’s University, 290 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G3. Applications from women and men familiar with and sympathetic to the traditions of the Roman Catholic faith are encouraged. To view full position advertisement, visit http://www.sju.ca/humanresources/employment.html

Acknowledgment received:

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Offer accepted:

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San Diego State

Link


"Assistant Professor: 20th and 21st Century American Literature . . . tenure-track assistant professor specializing in 20th and 21st century American literature. Desirable secondary specializations include race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality studies, literature and the environment, transnational and comparative studies, border studies, or media studies"

Deadline: Nov. 1 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Siena College (NY)

Link

"Assistant Professor in American Literature - The Department of English at Siena College seeks applicants for a tenure track position in late Twentieth Century American Literature, beginning September 2011. Specialization sought in late Twentieth/Twenty-first Century American literature, including multicultural writers. Course responsibilities will include Survey of American Literature, Literature of the Jazz Age, Literature of the Cold War, Contemporary American Literature, and the introductory Literary Perspectives course"

Deadline: The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 8, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: By e-mail, last week 10/18 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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  • It's a small Franciscan (Catholic) school just outside of Albany

Simpson College (IA)

LINK

"Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in U.S. literature from 1865 and an emphasis on ethnic and multicultural literature. Secondary expertise in postcolonial literatures outside the U.S. is highly desirable. A dissertation in American literature is required."

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Nov. 9 and continue until the position is filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Southern Arkansas University

"Tenure-track position to begin August 2011. Specialization in one or more of the following areas desired: secondary English education (with experience in teaching at the secondary level), composition and rhetoric or American literature. Duties include teaching freshman composition, sophomore world literature courses, and upper division English courses in area of expertise; scholarship and service are also expected."

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: via snail mail 6 Oct. (x1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Spring Hill

From MLA JIL

"Spring Hill College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Twentieth Century Drama. PhD required. Standard 4/4 teaching load includes composition, introductory literature, genre courses, and upper level courses for the major. Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, liberal arts institution of 1,300 students. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Michael Kaffer, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608. Must be received by November 15 for full consideration."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Notes:

St. Olaf College (Minnesota)

Link

Subfield/description: "'The Department of English seeks an individual with teaching and scholarly expertise in the area of twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature, with emphasis on post WWII multicultural literatures such as Latina/o, Native American, African American, Indian American, and Asian American literatures. Desirable secondary interests include film; transnational literature; and generic, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary approaches."'

Deadline: Review of apps will begin October 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011 & Film Studies 2010-2011


Texas Tech

From MLA JIL:

"Assistant/Associate Professor of American literature with a concentration in modernism. Ph.D. required. Candidates with research and teaching interests in the department's strategic research initiatives—literature, social justice, and environment; history of the book; or film and media studies—strongly desired. . . . Candidates must apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu (No. 82241), attaching a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the committee will start screening applications on November 1."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Alabama

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Modern Drama (20th Century)

LINK

Deadline: 10/29/10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Chicago

LINK

"The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship in transnational American literatures from candidates with a special interest in the relation of racial formations to media histories and aesthetics from the colonial period to the present. We welcome applications from scholars working in a specific historical period or across periods, but especially from those who are creatively rethinking ethnic studies and its relation to other fields."


Deadline: Nov. 1

Cross-posted at Early American 2011 & Other Ethnic American 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Findlay (OH)

Full time tenure-track faculty position in English to begin in August 2011 in the College of Liberal Arts. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in contemporary literature (British or American) as well as first-year composition, and have the ability to cover post-colonial literature and related courses.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks an energetic and collaborative colleague for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in American Literature and American Culture, with emphasis on the second half of the twentieth century. Position to begin September 2011. Primary or secondary specialty and the ability to offer courses in one or more of the following areas also desirable: Beat Literature, twentieth-century American drama, and global perspectives on American culture. Teaching duties include introductory and upper-level courses in American Literature and American Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active publishing agenda and to engage in service to the department and university. We are especially interested in candidates who can participate in and enhance our many outreach projects in the community and region, such as the newly-established Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, on-going work with the Lowell National Historical Park, and partnerships with local museums and cultural organizations.

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Online Application: https://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51418&jtsrc=www.higheredj obs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

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University of Nevada, Reno

"Tenure-track, assistant professor position in late 19th-and/or early 20th-Century American literature. The faculty member will teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in English and in the Core Curriculum, as well as graduate seminars. UNR English faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage as expected in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. Interviews will be held at MLA in Los Angeles. . . Dissertation must focus on late 19th and/or early 20th century American fiction. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2011. . . Desired areas of secondary specialization include, but are not limited to, cultural studies and the study of race, identity, and/or gender."

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University of Puget Sound (1 Year VAP)

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"Full-time, non-tenure-line, one-year position in 20th-century American literature beginning in Fall 2011."

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University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

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"Tenure-track position teaching courses in 20th and 21st Century American Poetry; appointment begins August 22, 2011. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field with specialization in 20th/21st Century American Poetry; ABD candidates must complete all requirements for doctoral degree by December 1, 2011. The successful candidate will show evidence of teaching experience in 20th/21st Century American literature, research in 20/21st Century American poetry, and excellent scholarly potential. Also considered as assets: evidence of ability to teach a variety of modern American literature courses, with particular interest in early to mid-20th-century American poetry; evidence of excellent teaching in college-level composition; commitment to undergraduate liberal education and to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. . . To ensure consideration, application letter, vita, writing sample, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 29, 2011 to Professor Jack Bushnell, Department Chair, ATTN: 20th/21st Century American Poetry Search."

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This search was almost completed a few years ago, and then WI froze all new hires.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the field of Transnational American Literature and Culture, Post WWII.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD or ABD (PhD to be completed by August 2012) in English or closely related field; dissertation focus on transnational American literature and culture since 1945; evidence of record and of promise in scholarly research and publication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secondary expertise in literary and cultural theory as demonstrated by course work, teaching, and/or scholarly writing is desired.
  • Knowledge of gender studies/queer theory.
  • Knowledge of transnational literature.
  • Knowledge of postmodern fiction/narrative.
  • Knowledge of digital literature and culture.
  • Successful achievement of peer-reviewed publication in scholarly journals and/or academic presses.

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Villanova University

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"Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2011 in Early 20th-century American Poetry and Poetics. Ph.D. required but candidates close to completion of degree may be considered. To apply for the position, please go to https://jobs.villanova.edu/. Some elements of the application, including its initial steps, must be done electronically. The deadline for applications is Nov. 9, 2010; interviews at MLA Convention."

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Worcester State University (MA)

The English Department seeks a generalist with strengths in 20th century and contemporary American literature, especially the poetry, to teach surveys, literature electives, and composition for a tenure-track position. Preference may be given to applicants with interest/experience in teaching creative writing (poetry). Requirements: Advanced ABD or Ph. D. required.

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