Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Early Modern / Renaissance Literature advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Next year's page: Early Modern / Renaissance 2021-2022


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.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

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Jobs with 2020 or 2021 Application Deadlines[]

American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Open Rank. Literature, focus on Early Modern and Renaissance Literature (tenure-track/tenured).[]

  • Updates here

Augsburg University (Minneapolis, MN). 3 of 5 Assistant/Associate Professors (tenure-track/tenured). [Separate links for the three positions below]. Review begins: 3/22/2021.[]

  • These are the first three of five planned positions.

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). 3 Assistant/Associate Professors, Cluster hire in English Literatures 1550-1900: Critical Race Studies / Studies of Empire and Colonialism / Global English Literatures / Indigenous English Literatures (tenure-track/tenured). Deadline: 11/1/2020.[]

  • Rejection email 12/09 (X2), 12/10
  • Rejection email 12/14
  • Did anyone end up getting any of these positions?
  • Yes, all 3 positions have been offered and accepted: one each in early modern, 18th century, 19th century; one assistant, two associates; all BIPOC

Brigham Young University (Salt Lake City, Utah). 4 Assistant/Associate Professors, American Literature, Folklore, or British Literature (tenure-track/tenured). Deadline: 10/15/2020.[]

  • Rejection 12/8

Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana). Assistant Professor, English (TT). Deadline: 1/7/2021.[]

  • 2/6: Has anyone heard anything yet? <---- nothing here (2/11)
  • nothing yet.
  • has anyone heard anything? <-- (2/16) Nope
  • did anyone get any interview?
  • has anyone tried contacting the department? <---Not yet.
  • 3/3: email notification of no longer being in consideration x2 <---- were you interviewed? <---No; I had earlier reported that a colleague said he was interviewed a few weeks ago, but that post was removed.<--Thank you! <~~ thank you and did your friend with the interview get any word either?
  • any news?
  • did anyone heard anything? anyone accepted an offer or anyone had campus visit?
  • Saw on twitter someone accepted this job. (3/30) x2

Colby College (Waterville, Maine). Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Early Modern Drama (TT). Review begins: 3/25/2021.[]

  • 4/3 Invited for zoom interview (x2)
  • 4/12 Invited for campus visit
  • 5/14 Offer accepted

Flagler College (Florida). Assistant Professor. Medieval and/or Renaissance Literature (NTT (no tenure system), FT). Deadline: 3/30/2021.[]

  • Has anyone heard anything about Flagler's early British position?
  • I had a first-round interview with Flagler at the end of Feb, but haven't heard anything about virtual campus visits. (3/12)

Jacksonville State University (Alabama). Assistant Professor - English, specializing in Shakespeare (TT, FT). Deadline: 11/29/2020.[]

  • Anyone heard back yet?
  • 12/18 I was interviewed on 12/9, campus visits are supposed to be sometime in February.
  • 1/19 I was interviewed 12/9; haven't heard back re: campus visits. Anyone heard anything?
  • I had a campus visit at the end of January, but I haven't heard anything yet. They said they'd make their decision some time in February.
  • 2/26 - rejection email (not an interviewed candidate)

Loyola Chicago (Chicago, Illinois). Associate/Assistant Professor of English, Renaissance Literature (tenure-track/tenured). Review begins: 12/21/2020.[]

  • 2/23 Has anyone heard about campus visits?
  • Campus visits were scheduled two weeks ago. -- Thank you!

Mary Baldwin University (Staunton VA). Associate/Full Professor of Shakespeare and Performance (TT). Deadline 11/21/2021.[]

  • 12/8: Applicants have been contacted for interview
  • 5/15: The position has been filled.

St. John Fisher College (Rochester NY). Assistant Professor of English Literature - Shakespeare (TT). Deadline: 1/15/2021.[]

  • 1/22: only been a week since the deadline, but has anyone heard back?
    • No. My assumption is that it'll be closer to a month until they reach out. I'd be impressed if they could read that many applications (my assumption is 100+) that quickly.
  • 2/2: Received an email with a request for more materials. This appears to be the next "round" of the process. x2
  • Has anyone heard about interviews for this one?
  • 3/1 Request for 20-minute interview
  • Has anyone heard back after first-round interviews?
  • 4/6 Campus visits are currently underway

Word on the Street[]

University of Dubuque has moved on to three finalists (per 3/8 rejection email)