Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in 20th and 21st-Century American Literature advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

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Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2023-2024

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Jobs for 2024[]

Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). Assistant Professor of African American Literature, TT.

Centre College (Danville, KY). Tenure Track Assistant Professor of English. Due Date: November 1. Apply:

Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH). Assistant Professor of English: Multiethnic American Literature. Due Date: October 13th. Apply:

US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD). Assistant Professor of English. Two Tenure Track Positions: Gender and Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing. Due Date: October 2nd. Start Date: July 2024. Apply: Update: Additional Materials Requested (11/9)

SCAD Savannah (Savannah, GA). Professor of English (Non-Tenure Track). Start Date is Winter 2024. Apply at | Email that search has been suspended: "We are writing to inform you that we are suspending the recruitment process for this position" (12/1) --> Email that "At this time we are pursuing candidates with skills and experience which more closely match the Professor, Liberal Arts position we have open." (11/29) - So is it suspended? Or are they "pursuing candidates"?

Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA, USA). Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English (Mellon Postdoc with reduced teaching load in first year). Multiethnic American Literature. Deadline: 10/16.  Apply at:

Weber State University (Ogden, UT, USA). Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English: Multi-Ethnic American Literature. Review of applications will begin Oct. 25, 2023. Start date is July 1, 2024. More info and application at: | 12/11: Offer made

Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA, USA). Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English: Americanist with interests in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Review of applications will begin October 2023. Start date for this position is August 2024. Apply at:

Word on the Street[]

Bucknell VAP[]

  • I am assuming they have already moved forward with interviews since it's been a month, but would appreciate confirmation. Has anyone heard anything? (4/9)

Centre College[]

  • Request for zoom interview from Centre College (11/20)

LSU (Alexandria)[]

  • 11/7 Any updates on LSU Alexandria?

LSU (Baton Rouge)[]

  • LSU Request for materials 11/30
  • LSU Interview 12/6 x3
  • Rejection via email (twice actually). Only 109 applicants, seems pretty low.
  • Anyone heard word on campus visits?
  • Rejection after Zoom interview 1/12

Mount Mary[]

  • Request for zoom interview from Mount Marty (12/4)
  • Campus invite from Mount Marty (12/19)

Naval Academy[]

  • 10/26: Has anyone heard back from the Naval Academy?
  • Heard back from Naval (11/9) request for secondary materials
  • No, not yet. I applied Sept 26 and it was due Nov 2.
  • Word on gender studies page is that interview in invites have gone out.
  • 12/22: After zoom interview, rejection
    • was yours a full rejection or did they also mention about you not making an "initial" group of campus visits and that there would possibly be more?

New Mexico State University[]

  • R1: New Mexico State is doing interviews now (12/14)
    • Any updates? (1/8)
    • They've scheduled campus visits


  • 12/1: Occidental moving forward with interviews. x3
  • 02/01 - 02/23: campus visits
  • 03/01: a candidate accepted offer

Ohio Wesleyan[]

  • I got a request for additional materials from Ohio Wesleyan on 11/10. x3
  • Has anyone heard anything since sending in additional materials?
    • No, and I also received a request for additional materials on 11/9
  • This is late breaking but I heard through the grapevine that campus visits are scheduled after the new year.

Oregon State[]

  • 12/1 Oregon State is conducting first round Zoom interviews the next two weeks.
  • 12/11 Rejection via email

Seton Hall[]

  • 1/15 Any update from Seton Hall?
  • Still nothing? (1/24)
    • nothing here! (1/24)
    • Interview request 1/26
    • 2/14 Waiting to hear back from them after interview
    • 02/27 Waiting to hear back from them after interview. has anyone heard anything?
    • 03/01 - also waiting to hear back and have not heard anything
    • 03/06 - was contacted to go to campus for job talk and teaching presentation.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)[]

  • Any word? (1/24)
    • For the Professor of Writing job? If so, nothing yet (1/24)
    • Should have specified--for the Literature job.
    • nothing here (1/29)--I will say that the final deadline posted on their website is Feb 5.
    • Interview requests have been sent for the lit job (1/29)

SUNY Oswego[]

  • 12/11--anyone heard from Oswego?

Texas A&M[]

  • 11/22 Request for writing sample for Texas A&M TT 20-21st American Lit job (due Dec. 15, but they must be reviewing earlier) R1: x3
  • any news since?
  • R1: Nothing yet (12/7). I imagine they're just collecting samples early from candidates they like but won't move forward with anything until after the deadline.
  • Applied yesterday (12/14) and received request for a writing sample today (12/15)
  • Any updates? (12/20)—not yet, but it seems a bit early (12/21)
  • Has anyone heard anything since sending in additional materials? (1/3)
    • Not yet. Expect not to hear until after MLA, at this point.
  • Zoom interview request (1/9) x2
    • What date are the interviews?
    • Interviews are this week, campus visit invitations expected as soon as next week.
  • Campus Visit invite 1/22 (x2...of three finalists) - Good luck out there!
  • 189 applicants for the position. Decision expected this week.
  • Wow. I’ll post here if I hear anything? (2/25)
    • Please do, and I'll do the same. Nothing yet (2/28)
    • No word this week (3/1).
  • Any updates? Today is two weeks from the last job talk, I would suspect that a decision has been made (3/7)
    • Offer made last week (3/7)
    • Congrats :)

Texas Christian University[]

  • Any news on TCU? Deadline was 10/27 (11/16)
  • Interview Request (12/5)
  • Any word on campus visits? (12/18) Not yet (12/18) Anything yet? Clock is ticking pre-holidays! (12/20) Still no news for me (12/22)
  • Any updates here or waiting for the new year (12/28)?
  • Rejection after interview (1/4)
  • Any word on campus interviews? (1/8) I was told campus visit invites had been sent on 1/4

University of North Texas[]

  • Any updates on University of North Texas (Postcolonial, Decolonial, and/or Indigenous Literary Studies)? 12/14
  • Still no word? (1/18)
  • Nothing yet here (1/23)
  • They are having campus visits (2/1)
  • Offer has been made (2/18)

University of North Dakota[]

  • Request for more materials (3/2)
  • any updates since requests for more materials? {3/19)
  • interview request (3/22)

UT Dallas[]

  • Any word? Deadline is 2/9 but wondering if they might start contacting folks early since it's so late in the cycle.
  • Update?


  • 1/12 request for interview x3
  • Any campus visit updates?
    • nothing here! 1/24
    • nothing here either 1/30
  • Any updates? Seems like this would’ve been the week for campus invites. 2/2
    • 2/2 ~1pm I haven't heard anything. They did tell me in the interview that the Provost has to approve invites and that it could slow them down a bit
    • 1/26 Campus invitations were out.

Weber State[]

  • Word on Ethnic Studies Wiki 12/11 that offer was made


  • 11/15: Anyone heard anything about the Yale post45 search?
  • 11/15 - no, but the deadline on Interfolio keeps moving back, from 11/1 to 11/8 to now 11/19. Any ideas as to what’s going on?
  • A. My guess is that they've invited people to apply and the roving due date is accommodating those applicants.
  • R1: Lol. Lmao.
  • A: On 11/17 I got a request for samples (for the tenured not asst. position)
  • R1: Is this for the Yale Post-45 position? I thought there was one open rank search for two positions, have they stated that there's actually a dedicated assistant position?
  • R2: Seconding this curiosity! Has anyone else heard anything about this search?
  • R3: Heard from a tenured colleague who was invited to apply that the committee is aiming to hire one asst. and one tenured prof.
  • R1: Appreciate the insight!
  • ok I’ve gotta assume Yale search has already advanced. It’s been over a month. Anyone have info or insight?
  • Got an interview request from Yale for the assistant prof job on 12/4.
  • Anyone hear anything about campus visits?
  • I haven't heard about campus visits as of 12/22.
  • Any word from Yale on campus visits? I thought they'd said they'd get back before the holidays, but I can't recall.
  • Nothing here (12/30); I think they said it "might" be after the holiday. Doubtful they've been meeting this past week.
  • Any word from Yale (1/9?) nothing here —feel like they’ve probably moved on by now?(1/10)
  • Heard that campus visit invitations are out
  • From what I've been told the asst. position is locked for a former Harvard SoF recipient. It wasn't ever really an open search.
    • C********** S*****
    • This isn't true. I've seen the list of job talks for the position and none of the three jr. finalists did Harvard SoF (nor did any of the three senior finalists). The academic job market is bad enough -- no need to make up additional things to be mad about.
    • Counterpoint--the academic job market is easy and making up rumours is fun.