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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions

California University of Pennsylvania - TT Faculty, post-1865 American Lit.

The English Department at California University of Pennsylvania seeks a specialist in American literature, post-1865, to teach upper- and lower-division literature courses and first-year composition. Teaching load is 4/4 and will include an early American literature survey, in addition to courses in the area of specialization.

RANK & SALARY: This is a tenure-track faculty appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT must be capable of and committed to effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities, continuing scholarly growth, and service contribution to the University and communities. Also, the successful applicant will have experience working with diverse populations.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES include involvement with departmental, college-wide, and university committees. Also, in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and APSCUF, the successful applicant might be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend college and/or provide instruction through online and/or other distance education methods.

Applicants must have demonstrated ability to teach post-1865 American literature in depth, and have secondary preparation in early American literature, with preference given to candidates with a special interest in the novel. Candidates must show evidence of a research agenda in area of specialization, as well as experience teaching first-year composition.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In addition to the material listed in the paragraph below, applicants should submit a 250-word lesson plan introducing the novel, "Huckleberry Finn," to a 300-level survey course. Applications accepted only online at https://careers.calu.edu/. Physical resumes are not accepted.

TO BE CONSIDERED, applicants must submit the following: full curriculum vitae; official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; letter of application highlighting the applicant's qualifications and teaching interests; brief statements describing teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three current references who have knowledge of the applicant's abilities. Reference information must be uploaded into the system as a single document to be accepted as an applicant.

TRANSCRIPTS: PDF versions of unofficial transcripts must be uploaded when applying online. Unofficial transcripts should be scanned into one document before uploading into the system. Applicants selected for on-campus inteviews will be asked to bring official transcripts from all colleges and universities to the on-campus interview.

FILE SIZE LIMITS: Files uploaded to the online application should be kept as small as possible. The system has a file size limit of approximately 2MB.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 12/02/2012

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They hired for this position as a VAP last year. Thoughts on that?

Cleveland State University - Asst. Professor, American Lit. of 20th c.

The current teaching load, eight credit hours per semester, includes the opportunity to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including directing M.A. theses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach our one-semester survey of American literature, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in American literature and topics courses in sub-specialties, e.g., 20th-century American poetry or drama; multi-ethnic/cultural literatures of the United States; disability studies. The successful candidate will be expected to carry on an active research program and to contribute to department and university service.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or American Studies with a specialization in American literature of the twentieth century by July 1, 2013; ability to teach a one-semester survey of American literature; evidence of research promise in the form of publications, conferences, and other demonstrations.

Preferred Qualifications: Sub-specialization in 20th-century American poetry or drama. Secondary qualifications in multi-ethnic/cultural literatures of the United States; queer and GLBT studies; and/or disability studies also considered. Record of scholarly achievement in the field of 20th-century American literature. Demonstrated teaching potential.

Application Requirements: Applicants should send letter, c.v., and list of three references to David M. Larson, Chair, Department of English, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue., Cleveland, OH 44115. All interviews will occur via phone or Skype in early 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 12/07/2012

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Florida International University - TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary Literature

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs to over 50,000 students. Florida International University invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary literature, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2013.

Required: Ph.D. in English, with specialty in late twentieth and twenty-first century literatures and/or cultural studies. Area of scholarly focus can be national and/or transnational. Proven expertise in feminist, gender and/or sexuality studies is especially welcome. Applications should demonstrate teaching experience, and strong scholarly activity. Candidates should have their degree in hand by August 2013. Normal teaching program is two courses per semester. Position is contingent upon budget availability.

Applicants should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and representative published or unpublished scholarly work electronically at the following application URL: (Note: Applicants need to create a profile in order to apply)

http://jobsearch.fiu.edu

Application Deadline: December 1, 2012

Please note in your application letter if you are planning to attend MLA in January 2013, in Boston.

Contact Information: Dr. Heather Russell, Chairperson of the Search and Screen Committee, Contemporary Literature, Department of English—DM 453, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, Email: russellh@fiu.edu

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

MLA JIL 10/12/12

Deadline: Dec. 1

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  • whoever designed this university's HR website should be fired. it won't let you upload materials. contact the SCC.

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Haverford College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit. 1900-1960

Assistant Professor in American Literature (1900-1960)

Haverford College is seeking an Assistant Professor in American Literature (1900-1960) for a tenure-track position in the Department of English beginning in fall of 2013. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Applicants must have proven record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and be qualified to offer courses at all levels. We are seeking a scholar of American modernism whose research is in conversation with visual media. We welcome candidates who engage trans-Atlantic and inter-American approaches, as well as those who might contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Studies, or Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Send letter of application, CV, one writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by November 1st to Search Administrative Assistant Corrinne Fahl (hc-englishsearch@haverford.edu). Haverford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion, social justice, peacemaking and conflict resolution.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: 1 November

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King's College London - Lecturer in Contemporary Post-1945 Literature

The Department seeks an outstanding scholar of contemporary (post-1945) literature and culture to join a dynamic team of specialists in developing the Department’s profile of research and teaching in this area.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research and publication for career stage and show exceptional promise as a leading scholar in the field of contemporary British, American and/or Anglophone literature. S/he will be expected to engage in and develop research projects in literature and culture of the late 20th- and 21st-century; to develop interdisciplinary academic networks; to secure research funding and to develop the impact of research; and to attract and supervise PhD candidates. The candidate will contribute to the development of the department’s new MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory (to begin in 2013-2014) and design and deliver teaching for undergraduate and other postgraduate taught programmes (particularly the MA in English 1850 to the Present). The Department particularly welcomes candidates who are open to interdisciplinary collaborations, and collaborations with partners outside the College. All areas of expertise within the post-1945 period will be considered. Candidates may have research expertise in any of the following: post-1945 British fiction; contemporary poetry; experimental literatures; literature and its relationship to material, digital cultures and visual cultures; graphic narrative; 21st-century literature and theory.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Josephine McDonagh on 02078481153 or via email at Josephine.mcdonagh@kcl.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Dr Jane Elliott on 02078487185 or via email at jane.k.elliott@kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 November 2012 at midnight.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 - 7 scale, currently £31,020 to £45,486 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

For an application pack please click on the ‘Further details’ link below. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number A6-7/AAE/1016/12-JE. If you have any queries please contact Recruitment at recruitmentteam7@kcl.ac.uk

Please see related Word document

Posted: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12378

Deadline: Dec. 7

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Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013

Lebanon Valley College - Assistant Professor of English

Lebanon Valley College invites applications for a tenure‑track position in the English Department to begin fall 2013. A Ph.D. in English is required as well as evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and scholarly potential. The successful candidate will have strong research interests in American literature, and preference will be given to those with communications or creative writing experience. The 4/4 teaching load will include first‑year writing courses, intermediate level literature, and more specialized upper‑level courses.

Complete applications, including curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, original transcripts, publication sample, and three letters of reference should be emailed to work@lvc.edu. Applicants also must email a teaching portfolio consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, at least two official course evaluation summaries, and two recent syllabi. Application materials must be received by Nov. 11, 2012 and interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention.



MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 11

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Also posted at American Open 2013 and Generalist 2013

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - 2 TT Positions in Modernism, 20th/21st C.

The Division of English at NTU seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in the following areas at the Assistant Professor level:

  • 20th/21st Century Literature: Candidates with expertise in British, American and/or Asian Literatures are welcome to apply.
  • Modernist Literature: Candidates with expertise in all areas of Modernist Literature are welcome to apply

The Division of English at NTU is an academic department in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, which offers well-established programmes of study, including the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in literary studies. More information about the research interests of faculty, academic programmes, and related information is available on the following website: http://english.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx

The teaching load is appropriate to that of a major research university (2/2). NTU is a rapidly growing university that is committed to a comprehensive educational experience in a multicultural environment. It offers highly competitive annual salaries and strong support for faculty research and publication.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/Career/SubmitApplications/Pages/Faculty.aspx) and email your application package [consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, a writing sample, and the names of three referees] to: h-deng@ntu.edu.sg.

Applications may also be sent by airmail to:

The Search Committee,

Attn.: Ms Priscilla Yong, Manager,

Division of English,

Nanyang Technological University,

School of Humanities and Social Sciences,

14 Nanyang Drive (#03-78),

Singapore 637332.

Deadline: Review of applications begins on 1 November 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: x2

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Also posted at Modern British 2013

Oklahoma State University - TT Asst. Professor, Literature Post 1900

Tenure-track position in English, specializing in Literature Post 1900 with emphasis in poetry and poetics preferred. 2-2 teaching load beginning August 2013. PhD, strong research agenda, and demonstrated excellence in teaching required. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MA, and the PhD in English specialization. For further information on the department see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2012. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript via email to english.information@okstate.edu with subject line "post 1900 poetics." Filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 30

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This school ran nearly identical searches to this one and their open-rank poet position last year and the year before last. Anyone know what gives? (x-posting at the poet job)

I know someone there who says that the English department is quite dysfunctional and that there's a VAP who's a favored inside candidate. I got curious and made inquiries because I saw that there's someone there in this position who is NOT the VAP but who must be leaving.

OP here -- awesome how more info in academia can make things less readable. . . thanks, though. I have a better writing sample this year, so I suppose I'll pay my $6 & apply, current VAP or not, dysfunction or not. It seems like a potentially very decent job, depending on dept'l dynamics.

Also posted at Modern British 2013

Pacific University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction-Writing and 20th c. Lit.

Assistant Professor of English. Pacific University (Oregon) invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor in Fiction Writing and Twentieth Century Literature beginning August 2013. Our department offers undergraduate majors in literature and creative writing and publishes the literary review Silk Road. Ph.D. required in Creative Writing or Literature with fiction publications, or MFA degree in Creative Writing with published book of fiction. Preference for applicants publishing scholarship on Twentieth Century literature, editing a literary magazine, and working in a second genre (creative nonfiction or poetry). Candidates with research in literatures of Pacific Rim encouraged to apply. Required: at least one year of experience teaching undergraduate literature and fiction writing. Teaching load: five courses annually including composition, first-year seminar, and senior capstone supervision. Hire will assist with our Editing and Publishing minor and program development in creative writing. Salary competitive. Pacific University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application review begins Nov. 10, 2012. Preliminary interviews held at MLA in Boston. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and three letters of reference to English Search Committee (humanities@pacificu.edu). We accept only electronic submissions, PDF preferred.

Deadline: review begins November 10, 2012

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Also posted at CreativeWriting 2013

Queen's University Belfast - Lecturer in Post-1850 American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

Required to produce high quality research and publications in American Literature post-1850 and to undertake high quality teaching in the area of American Literature. Applicants must hold a primary degree and a completed PhD in a relevant area. It is also essential that applicants have teaching experience at tertiary level and published work demonstrating, to a degree appropriate to stage in career, the potential to contribute to maintaining or improving in REF2014 the School's performance in RAE2008 (35% world-leading, and another 30% internationally excellent). Research focus in American literature post-1850 and a clear agenda for future research is also required.

Job ad

Deadline: November 2, 2012

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Rejection (no interview): by post, 11/19 x4

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Tel Aviv University - Modern American Literature (Open Rank)

The Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University is seeking candidates (all ranks) for a possible position in Modern American Literature with an emphasis on theory and cultural studies, as well as literary studies. To apply, please send a writing sample, CV, and three letters of recommendation in hard copy by 1 November, 2012, to: Professor Shirley Sharon-Zisser, Chair, Department of English and American Studies Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv 69978 ISRAEL

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: 1 November

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Texas Tech University - TT Asst. - American Modernism

Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in American modernism, with secondary interests in twentieth-century American poetry, Native American literature, Beat poets, or film and media studies. Ability to contribute to the Literature, Social Justice, and Environment graduate concentration desirable. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the university as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu hr, #87062, attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to bruce.clarke@ttu.edu. TTU is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, and it encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

MLA JIL 09/27/12

Deadline: 15 November

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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - Asst. Professor, 20th c. American Fiction and Critical Theory

Beginning Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track—Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Critical Theory Specialist in twentieth-century American fiction with expertise in critical theory. Teaching experience and a promising research agenda required. Ph.D. required; Ph.D. in English preferred. Degree in hand by 10 August 2013. Teach undergraduate courses each semester in the following areas: twentieth-century American fiction, critical theory, other areas of specialization. Ability to teach breadth courses in American literature from 1900 to the present is required. 2/3 teaching load. Selected candidates interviewed at the MLA meeting, Boston, January 2013. Please upload letter of application, CV, names and e-mail contacts for three references, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a writing sample (30 pp. maximum) to http://www.jobsatcu.com, job # 819252. For full consideration, apply by 5 November 2012. We will request letters of recommendation from references. Inquiries only to Lesley Ginsberg, Search Committee Chair, lginsber@uccs.edu, (719) 255-4004. Please see www.uccs.edu for more information about our department and campus.

MLA JIL 09/14/2012

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: letters of rec 10/29 x3, 11/1 x7, 11/5 x1, 11/6 x3

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  • Did anyone who applied not get this request? Is it actually a request for more materials?
    • Yes to the first. And I can only assume yes to the second. (11/7)
    • FWIW, to the person who answered, these requests appear to be coming in waves. Thanks for answering.
    • I received the request the same day I submitted my applicatino (10/29), which makes me wonder if it is just part of the initial application process and that the timing depends on how many applications Human Resources is handling on a given day?
  • To those who got requests: I got a request from UC Boulder, but didn't apply to anything there this year. Is that where your requests originated?
  • No. The request was for the above job at Colorado Springs.
  • Yes, the email saying that your letters have been requested and the interfolio requests all originate from a CU Boulder address, but if you follow the job link, it takes you to the CU Colorado Springs job.

University of Memphis - TT Asst. Professor, Modern American Lit.

The English Department at the University of Memphis, a Ph.D.-granting department, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of modern American literature. Successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in American literature since 1865, as well as in his/her area(s) of specialization. An active research and publication agenda, as well as service to the department and the university, are required. We particularly welcome candidates who work in comparative study of the Americas, multi-ethnic American literature, Chicano/a literature, and gender studies. Ph.D. required by position’s start date of August 2013.

Candidates will provide cover letter, CV, Writing Sample (up to 30 pages), and a reference list. Transcripts will be required of final candidates. Applications for this position must be submitted online at https://workforum.memphis.edu. Review of applications begins November 15, 2012, and may continue until the position is filled.

MLA JIL 09/21/12

Deadline: 15 November

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Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

University of Miami (FL) - Asst. Professor, post-1900 American Lit, spec. in African-American

The University of Miami seeks an assistant professor in American literature since 1900, with a specialty in African American literature, to contribute to the department’s intellectual life by maintaining an active research and publication agenda, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing dissertations, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees. We seek candidates with diverse scholarly interests whose teaching and research intersect with the work of other faculty in English and elsewhere in the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. with dissertation or refereed publications in the specified field and at least one year of university‑level teaching experience.



Please send letter of application, c.v., 15‑30 page scholarly writing sample, and at least three recommendations to Patrick A. McCarthy, Chair, Department of English, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248145, Coral Gables, FL 33124‑4632. Applications should be sent by mail (not e‑mail) and postmarked by November 5. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the MLA meeting in Boston.


MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 5

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Also posted at African American 2013

University of Pennsylvania - TT Assistant Professor, American Lit, 1945-present

Position Description: The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in American literature from 1945 to the present. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester; salary and benefits will be competitive. Applications should include a letter of application, CV, writing sample (max. 7500 words), and the contact information for three or four individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 26, 2012.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Letters 11/2 x7

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  • Did anyone who applied not get this request? Is it actually a request for more materials?
  • Yes, I have that question as well. It would seem that the letters are the next stage because they did not ask for them initially. It's not clear.
  • My impression is that it is not a request for more materials, but rather an automated completion of the application packet. I've asked several people who applied, and all either got interfolio requestions or had their status on the UPenn site change to "recommendations requested" (meaning emails had been sent to their recommenders).
  • I applied and did not get the request.

University of San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English in Modern U. S. Literature

The Department of English at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Modern U.S. Literature. We particularly welcome work on American Ethnic Literatures. Effective Fall 2013. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with possible course reduction through Faculty Research Grants. The University of San Diego, an independent Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please register as an applicant at http://apptrkr.com/261840 and reference job number IRC8362. Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae only, postmarked by October 15, 2012, to Fred Miller Robinson, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Boston in 2013.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received: 11/10 via email

Request for additional materials: 11/20 x4

Rejection (no interview): 11/21 via email x9 (500+ applications received); 11/26 x 1

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Read in the UK Guardian that their president rescinded a visiting fellow invitation to an important woman theologian because she is OK with marriage equality. "Equal opportunity employer"?

Email from search chair (11/21): "Because there were c. 500 applications for the position of Modern U.S. Literature at the University of San Diego, selecting candidates to interview was especially difficult, and the files of many strong candidates, yours included, will not be moving forward. We thank you for your interest and wish you the very best of luck in your career."

500 applicants!! (x3) Jeez, times are tough.

Sounds like San Diego related application inflation

The Northeastern position last year had over 900 applicants.

University of Texas, Austin - TT Asst. Professor, English Literature since 1963

The English Department at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in literature in English since 1963 with a specialization in any national tradition or any genre, including new media; at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by August 2013, documented evidence of teaching excellence, and a clearly defined research agenda. The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please send a single .pdf containing a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to: Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair at english-department@fortyacres.utexas.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation are also required and should be sent via a service such as Interfolio, or directly from the letter writers as .pdfs to the same address. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012, and applications received after this date may not receive full consideration. A background check will be conducted on successful candidate and the University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/8 x 7 - Request for writing sample via email

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Request for additional materials: What materials were requested? How was this request made (via email, etc.)? A: according to above, writing samples requested via email.

11/19: If there have been no additional requests, I guess we can assume this one is now a closed shop? A: Unfortuntaely, yes.

Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - TT Asst. Professor, 20-21 c. American Lit., Transnational Focus

Tenure-track faculty position in the Department of English at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 19, 2013.

Required qualifications include: Doctorate in English or related field with specialization in 20th/21st Century American Literature with an emphasis in transnational/diaspora/border studies. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by December 1, 2013.

We especially welcome candidates who maintain a clear priority commitment to teaching excellence; to teaching that is inclusive, empowering, and transformative; and who deliberately strive to draw substantial connections across their teaching, their scholarship, and their institutional, professional, and community service.

Strong assets include evidence of success in: Performance studies, poetics, or aesthetics. Teaching composition at the college level. Research in 20th/21st century American literature with excellent scholarly potential. Commitment to undergraduate liberal education. Commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach courses as assigned in the English department. All department members teach a theme-based composition course every semester in addition to general and specialized courses. The typical semester load is 3 courses, equivalent to 11-12 credits. In addition, all department members participate in research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work.

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Click the link to the 20th and 21st Century American Literature position, and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included: Letter of application; Curriculum Vita; Writing sample; Brief statement of teaching philosophy; Three letters of recommendation.

LINK to Apply To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 26, 2012. However, screening may continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews for this position will be held at MLA.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 26

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Stupid question: there's no indication in the online application how letters of rec are supposed to be sent (no physical address, the email address of the Chair just says "Please direct questions to"). What are people doing?

10/25: After I submitted my online application, I received this email from the Department Coordinator: "Thank you for submitting your application letter, CV, writing sample, and teaching philosophy statement for our American Literature vacancy. Three letters of recommendation are needed in order to complete your application for this search. They may be emailed to me as .pdf documents and I will add them to your applicant file. Thank you for your interest in our position." (x3) Good luck!

Utica College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Contemporary American Multicultural Prose

The English Department at Utica College seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with particular expertise in contemporary American multicultural prose. The ability to teach in additional historical periods is also desirable. Ph.D. required; advanced ABD considered. Faculty members in our department teach a four-course load each semester, including two sections of freshman composition; the balance of the load sometimes also involves an introduction to literature course. While we encourage and support strong research interests, the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher of composition in support of our role in the college's general education core.

Candidates must provide a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and three letters of reference online at http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/583. Review of applications begins November 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

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Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

Washington State University - TT Asst. Professor, 19th and/or 20th c. American Lit.

The Department of English at Washington State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at its Tri-Cities campus with a research specialty in nineteenth- and/or twentieth-century American literature and the ability to teach transnational literature across both periods. The position requires a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature or other related field with an emphasis in nineteenth-or twentieth-century American literature; degree required by 1 July 2013. The position begins in August 2013. Preferred secondary areas of emphasis include post-colonialism, global literatures, and multiethnic literature.

The successful candidate will teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature at the Tri-Cities campus while also having the opportunity to teach specialized graduate courses to Pullman campus students. In each case the department maintains a strong commitment to interdisciplinary, transcultural curricula in literary studies. Teaching may also include undergraduate courses in world and comparative literature, cultural studies, humanities, and other areas of interest. Service on M.A. and Ph.D. committees, including the directing of dissertations, is expected. Strong candidates will show evidence of excellent scholarly potential; demonstrate the ability to teach successfully at the college level, work in diverse, multi-cultural communities, and contribute to the goals and growth of the department.

The Department of English combines a strong research orientation with a commitment to high-quality instruction. The graduate program in Pullman offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and American literature and Rhetoric and Composition. Faculty teach a standard 2/2 course load, but new faculty are eligible for reduced teaching loads prior to tenure review to develop their research programs. A range of research and travel funding is available for faculty at all levels.

The following application materials are required and should be submitted through the online system. Letter of application (Cover Letter), Curriculum Vitae, and a writing sample (maximum 20 pages). Three (3) letters of recommendation are required and will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider automatically through our online application system at to https://www.wsujobs.com (Position #116039). Only electronic application materials will be processed.

Screening of application materials will begin October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be received no later than November 16, 2012 to be considered. WSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam era or disabled veterans, persons with a disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2012

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Also posted at Early American 2013

Has anyone else noticed that this school is directly downwind from the Hanford nuclear site?

Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) - TT Asst./Junior Assoc. Professor, Contemporary American Fiction

The Department of English at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks an Assistant or Junior Associate Professor in Contemporary American Fiction to begin in fall term 2013. The fiction of the post-1945 period is the designated coverage area; additional emphases may include ethnic literatures, sexuality studies, queer theory, film and new media. Our new faculty member will be expected to produce significant scholarship while engaging in the work of teaching and advising students; the junior associate professorship carries the expectation of a record commensurate with a successful tenure case, which includes demonstrable accomplishment as well as promise of longevity in scholarly production. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester.

The application process occurs in two parts. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and dissertation précis or book description to our online application service, jobs.wustl.edu, and provide the reference job number of 24056. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by post to Professor Steven Meyer, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Box 1122, St. Louis, MO 63130. Interviews will be conducted at MLA in Boston in early January. Priority will be given to applications received by November 12, 2012, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

WUSTL HR Description

Deadline: November 12

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Request for additional materials: writing sample 11/28 (x4)

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Heard second-hand from someone on the committee: over 300 apps. received for this position.

I would be THRILLED if there were fewer than 400 applications.

West Virginia University - TT Asst. Professor, Modern American Poetry

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Modern American Poetry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 2013. The successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to and potential for establishing and maintaining a strong record of excellence in research as evidenced by an active research agenda, conference papers and publications, as well as commitment to and potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load for research-active graduate faculty is two courses per semester. The ability to teach the survey of American Literature 1865 to present is required, as is the ability to teach effectively upper-division courses in 20th Century American literature, American Poetry, and Modern American Poetics.

The position begins August 16, 2013. For possible interviews at MLA, initial review will begin November 1, 2012; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of application and c.v. to: Timothy Sweet, Chair, American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, PO Box 6296, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296. We will request full dossiers and writing samples from selected candidates through November, so please don't send these materials at this time. Email applications consisting of a single PDF file can be sent to tsweet@wvu.edu

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.english.wvu.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: November 1, 2012

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Request for additional materials: x5 [posted Oct. 19]

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Materials were requested almost a month ago, but no word since. Did anyone hear anything after materials were requested?

Nope, haven't heard anything since (11/21)

They gave people two weeks to submit additional materials, so those people who submitted right at the deadline (11/1) and then received a request for more material may not have submitted their writing samples/teaching portfolios until 11/14 or so. I'd imagine the committee won't be contacting people about interviews until at least early December.


That's a good point--thanks. Out of curiosity--did anyone who applied not get the request for more materials?

I didin't get a request. Guess I'm out of the pool. Oh well, don't have much poetry in my CV.

Whitworth University (WA) - Asst. Professor [Full-Time Non-TT] - 19th-early 20th C. American Lit. - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

We are looking for a teacher-scholar in 19th- and early 20th-century American literature. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position eligible for promotion, professional leaves, and other faculty benefits. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in women's and gender studies. The ability to teach world literature or ethnic American literature will be a plus, as will interest in transnational approaches. 3-1-3 teaching load (3 courses in each regular semester and 1 course during a shortened January term): upper- and lower-division literature, two sections of freshman composition. Advising and participation in faculty governance expected. Salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in English or related field before August 2013; Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level; Evidence of the potential to make a scholarly contribution in area of specialization. For more information on this position and the application process, please visit our website; http://www.whitworth.edu/jobs .

Application Review Begins: Monday, October 08, 2012 . Position will remain open until filled. See full job announcement (PDF).

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 8

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Also posted at Early American 2013

Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor, English Literature in 20/21 C

Assistant Professor of 20/21C English Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature intends to make one or more non-tenured (tenure-track) appointments in 20/21C literature beginning July 1, 2013. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: poetry, modernism, digital studies, and the English language in the era of globalization. Ph.D. by July 1, 2013 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a two-page dissertation abstract, at least three letters of recommendation, and a 25-page writing sample to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1818, directed to 20/21C English Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/29 x2  What was requested, may I ask? 

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Also posted at Modern British 2013 and Anglophone 2013

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments

Colby College - VAP 20-21 c. Americanist - CANCELLED

Applications are invited for a one‑year sabbatical replacement, for the 2013‑2014 academic year, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, from candidates in the field of 20th/21st century American literature with specialization in one or more of the following areas: Chicana/o, U.S. Latina/o, Asian American or Native American literatures. Anticipated teaching assignments include an annual load of five (5) courses over two semesters, including one section of English composition, one introductory course in English studies, and three specialty courses in the major. Composition is a shared responsibility of all members of the department. High priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, publications, and completed Ph.D.



To apply, please send application materials as .pdf or .docx attachments, by no later than January 15, 2013, to Professor Katherine Stubbs, Search Committee Chair, americanistsearchvap@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests.
In order to accommodate highly talented candidates who are simultaneously seeking tenure‑track positions, we will interview on‑campus for this one‑year, non‑tenure‑track visiting assistant professorship beginning March 1, 2013. Short‑listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in February. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of the search in late spring.

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013

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NOTE from Ethnic American page: "MLA post indicates that this search has been cancelled. (10/20)"

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2013

East Carolina University - Visiting Asst. Professor, Southern Lit. and/or 20th c. American Poetry

The Department of English at East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu/english) is seeking to fill a non-tenure track, one-year (with the possibility of a continuing appointment for a second year) visiting assistant professor level position, specializing in Southern literature and/or 20th century American poetry, to begin August 12, 2013.

This position involves a partnership between the Department of English and Joyner Library's Manuscripts and Rare Books Department. The person hired will teach two classes per semester in composition, Southern literature, and/or 20th century American poetry, especially those writers represented in the Stuart Wright Collection (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/spcloll/stuartwrightcollection.cfm ).

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of contemporary scholarship and a well-defined research agenda related to materials in this collection The successful candidate will also be expected to involve their students in research within the collection. Appropriate service to the university, community and profession is expected.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution by August 2013 is required. All degrees should be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates for this position must complete online a candidate profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page research agenda, one-page teaching plan incorporating the Stuart Wright Collection, and an article-length writing sample. In addition, arrange for three current reference letters to be sent to: Jeffrey Johnson, Chair, Department of English, Mail Stop 555, Bate Building 2201, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Screening begins October 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcript required upon appointment.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

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Also posted at Southern 2013

York University (Toronto, Canada) - 2 year Sessional Assistant Professor - Fiction (Post-1945)

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20785

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a two-year Sessional Assistant Professor position teaching Fiction (Post-1945). The successful candidate will have a PhD in English, demonstrable expertise in Late-20th-Century and 21st-Century Fiction written in English, and experience teaching in this field at the university level. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly research in the field and be able to demonstrate considerable range in Post-1945 Fiction and its precursors from a variety of geographic regions. Facility with contemporary theory and digital humanities is preferred. She/he will be expected to teach introductory survey and upper-level courses and seminars in the field.

This contractually limited appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent. The start date for this position is July 1, 2013. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and three confidential letters of recommendation through Interfolio via the link above or by mail to Professor Jonathan Warren, Chair, Department of English, 208B Stong College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Please include a personal statement and a writing sample in your application package.

Deadline: Feb. 15

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Also posted at Modern British 2013

Full-Time/Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA Deadlines

Washburn University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor, Modernist Literature

Washburn University’s English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of English in the field of Modernist Literature with a secondary emphasis in Critical Theory and Contemporary Literature to join a vital undergraduate Literature program beginning August 2013 (pending availability of funds). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship and must have earned a Ph.D. by the time of appointments (ABD considered for non-tenure track Lecturer with conversion to tenure track Assistant Professor upon completion of Ph.D.). As part of a four-course per semester teaching load (4/4), the position comprises teaching undergraduate literature courses in the major and core curriculum and composition courses in the core curriculum. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach a wide array of composition courses including developmental, first-year, and advanced composition. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, as is the willingness to advise and mentor students. Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 150+ English majors. Please send copies (Word or PDF) of letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarship, copies of transcripts, and three letters of references to Dr. Danny Wade, Chair, Department of English, by e-mail to english@washburn.edu. Application review begins January 15, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check. Washburn University is an EOE.

HR Page

Deadline: January 15, 2013

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Also posted at Modern British 2013

Demographics

ABD (early):

ABD and will defend this year: 10

Post Doc: 2

Have short-term gig (VAP, adjunct), looking for TT: 10

Unemployed PhD, looking for job: 1

Have TT position, looking for new one:

Tenured but hankering after greener pastures: 1

Lurker:

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Years on the Market

First time on market: 10

Second year on the market: 7

Three or more years on market: 7

Primary area of research

Fiction: 6

Drama:

Poetry: 6

Other: 3

Modernism: 4

pre-1945: 7

post-1945: 9

Is this page your primary/secondary/tertiary field?: 2nd x1

MLA Interview Statistics

4+ MLA interviews:

2+ MLA interviews:

1 MLA interview:1

0 MLA interviews with 15+ applications sent:

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