Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in British Literature with an Open or Generalist specialization advertised during the 2021-2022 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2022.

Last year's page: British Open 2020-2021

Next year's page: British Open 2022-2023


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

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

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 2021-2022.

See also English Literature 2021-2022

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Jobs for 2022[]

  • Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA, USA): Tenure Track. Tenure-track position in honors English (open specialty) to begin Fall 2022. Initial review of applicants begins November 1st, but position is open until filled.
  • CSU Stanislaus (Turlock, CA): TT. The person appointed to this position will teach in the area of British Literature ranging from the seventeenth century to the present as well as Post-Colonial or Comparative World Literatures. A general knowledge of British Literature combined with a particular interest in a given period of imperial expansion and colonial response is preferred. Updates: 11/17 - Request for additional materials.
    • Any word on interviews for CSU Stanislaus? (12/7)
    • Got a request for a Zoom interview in the evening of December 7th
    • Job reposted on HigherEdJobs -- has anyone heard anything?
    • Any news on campus visits for CSU Stanislaus? (1/30)
    • Job reposted again today (3/15). Sent email to the search committee chair restating interest in position. Received a reply stating that an offer was made two weeks ago and the candidate accepted yesterday.
  • University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH): TT. Open specialty in British Literature.
    • Any word on interviews for University of Cincinnati? (12/7)
    • 12/7: The early modern page suggests they requested zoom interviews a few weeks ago
  • Purdue University-Cornerstone Program (Assistant Teaching Professor): The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is seeking dedicated and experienced Assistant Teaching Professors (clinical positions) to offer courses in its Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, which the National Endowment for the Humanities recognizes as a national model for general education. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the positions are filled.
    • Did anyone hear anything from Purdue?
    • Nothing here (12/7)
    • any updates?
    • did anyonen have any updates?
    • <---any updates with Purdue?
  • New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM): Assistant/Associate Professor of British Literature. Specialization in "British literature after 1700."
    • 4/15: request for Zoom interview.

Word on the Street[]

-any news from Purdue ? Is anyone contacted?