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Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Early Modern / Renaissance Literature advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

6/6/24: Page for 2025 is now available: Early Modern / Renaissance 2024-2025

Last year's page: Early Modern / Renaissance 2022-2023

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Instructions[]

Please add jobs in the following format and order them chronologically by posting date (newest postings at the top).

  1. Example University. Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s).

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

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

PD: Post-doc

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[]

  1. Mount Marty University, Yankton SD. Seeking an Assistant Professor to teach the freshman composition course sequence as well as several courses in the major. Possible courses are Early British Literature and Shakespeare. This is a two-year appointment, with the possibility for renewal into a tenure-track line. NTT. FT. https://recruitingbypaycor.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8a7883c68ab5129a018abce5b6dc034a&id=8a7883a88f5ae663018f873be2a841d7&source=&lang=en
  2. Adelphi University, Assistant Professor in Global Early Modern Literature. Anglophone literatures within a global context. TT. FT. Applications received by March 8th are assured consideration. https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ADELPHI&cws=43&rid=3081. 03/27--Interview Invite (next week via Zoom).
  3. Lakeland University, Plymouth WI. Assistant Professor of English / Composition. Experience with Shakespeare, the English language, and/or early modern texts preferred (but not required). FT. TT. 3/19/24. https://lakeland.applicantpro.com/jobs/3248174
  4. Union College, Schenectady NY. Visiting Assistant Professor of English. Digital Humanities with a literary specialization in Medieval Studies or a literary specialization prior to 1700. FT. NTT. Deadline: 1/15/24. https://jobs.union.edu/en-us/job/493386/visiting-assistant-professor-of-english - (1/20) Interview Request
  5. The American University of Kuwait, Kuwait. Open-rank position in 16th and 17th century British Literature. FT. NTT. Deadline: unclear. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/8248/open-rank-faculty-english-literature-sixteen-and-seventeenth-century-british-literature-/?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic
  6. Washington State University, WA. Assistant Professor in Early Modern British Literature, including Shakespeare, with emphasis on CRT. FT. TT. Deadline: December 3, 2023. https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Assistant-Professor_R-10588?locations=d013a30e9e950101ed94432b2c1f0000 01/10--Request for additional materials and Zoom interview the following week.
  7. Grinnell College, IA. Assistant Professor in Early Modern English Literature. Interests may include but are not limited to: Shakespeare, Global Renaissance, Milton and/or English Renaissance Literature.  FT. TT. Deadline: October 15, 2023. https://jobs.grinnell.edu/ Nov 3 - email and phone requests for interviews the following week. Nov 23 - campus visit invitations to take place in the next two weeks. Dec 13 – Grinnell's online campus calendar indicates "English Early Mod Lit candidate talk"s scheduled on Nov 30, Dec 4, Dec 7. Polite letter of notification that the job search has ended on 01/11.
  8. Boston College, MA. Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature. Deadline: Oct 11, 2023. FT. TT. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7631/early-modern-british-literatures-and-cultures-including-shakespeare/ Interview request (via email) 12/4 for interviews scheduled Dec 11-12 - 2x. Rejection after interview (presumably means campus visits have been scheduled).
  9. University of Minnesota. Assistant Professor in Global Anglophone Literature (1500-1800). Department of English. FT. TT. Deadline: October 25, 2023. https://hr.myu.umn.edu/psc/hrprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&ACTION=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1. Interview request (via email) 12/4.
  10. University of Miami. Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Early Modernity. FT. TT. Deadline: October 15, 2023. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7763/a-and-s_eng_assistant-associate-professor-english-digital-humanities-and-medieval-early-modern-literature/?kw=early+modern&ix=7#top-pagination - Request for additional materials: syllabi (11/2)
  11. University of Alberta, Canada. Assistant Professor. TT. FT. Deadline: November 23, 2023. https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107351800 - Email request for interview + LoR (17/1)
  12. Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, NC. Assistant or Associate Professor (British Literature). TT. 10/15. https://belmontabbeycollege.edu/about-us/employment/english-full-time-faculty/
  13. Washington University in St. Louis. Open rank Professor of English in early modern literature. 10/2. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7670/open-rank-department-of-english/?kw=shakespeare&ix=6#top-pagination. Oct 19 - Email request for additional materials for longlisted candidates x2. -Polite form rejection email 11/1 x3. Nov 29 - Email request for Zoom interviews on Dec 11 or 12. Dec 18 - Campus visit invitation.
  14. UC San Diego. Assistant Professor of Global Anglophone, Medieval and/or Early Modern. 10/2. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7608/assistant-professor-for-cluster-hire-in-global-anglophone-literatures/?kw=anglophone&ix=6#top-pagination. Interview requests 12/7 (according to medieval wiki). Campus visits scheduled 12/22 (again, according to medieval wiki).
  15. Louisiana State University. Assistant Professor of English (Renaissance/Early Modern Literature). Preference for research expertise in drama. 11/15/2023. TT. FT. https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/details/Assistant-Professor---Renaissance-Early-Modern-Literature_R00086406?q=renaissance - Request for additional materials: Letters of Recommendation (12/3) - Interview Request (12/4) Campus visit invitation 12/20. Polite form rejection 12/28.
  16. James Madison University. Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Early Modern Literature. 11/25/2023. TT. FT. https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/15439 Interview request 12/11 . Form rejection 2/21 ("position filled").
  17. Vassar College. Assistant Professor of English (Early Modern Literature 1500-1700). Disability studies and other approaches that examine the relationship between culture, identity, and embodiment: race, gender, and sexuality. 10/02/2023. TT. FT. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7517/assistant-professor-of-english-early-modern-literature-1500-1700-tenure-track/?porder=English&ix=9#top-pagination interview request 11/13
  18. University of Wisconsin–Madison. Solmsen Fellowships are to be awarded to any scholars working in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art, and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods (before 1700). https://irh.wisc.edu/irh-fellowships/ (scroll down to external fellowships section). Thursday, October 26, 2023.
  19. University of North Carolina Wilmington. Assistant Professor. Early Modern or 18th. C., including Shakespeare. December 4, 2023. TT. FT. https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/30175 Zoom interview request 12/20 x2
  20. Texas A&M University. Assistant Professor, Early Modern Studies or Early Modern English Drama (Shakespeare). Strong commitment to digital humanities. Transatlantic and critical-textual studies preferred. December 1, 2023. TT. FT. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/8309/assistant-professor-in-early-modern-studies-or-early-modern-english-drama-shakespeare-/?porder=Professor%2c+Assistant&ix=56#top-pagination. More materials request (writing sample), 12/11 x 2. Interview request 01/10. Form rejection 2/21 ("three finalists selected").
  21. University of Washington-Seattle. Assistant Professor. Early Modern drama & performance, including Shakespeare. October 28, 2023. TT. Ft. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7637/assistant-professor-early-modern-drama-and-performance-including-shakespeare/?porder=Professor%2c+Assistant&ix=14#top-pagination zoom interview request 12/6. zoom interview request 12/7 for interviews next week and the following. Dec 22 - campus visit invitation
  22. Mount St. Vincent University (Halifax, NS). Assistant Professor of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature. Emphasis on Shakespeare. Also especially interested in scholarship that emphasizes global, Indigenous, and/or critical race studies, gender and sexuality, and/or adaptation in relation to the literature of the period. December 15, 2023. TT. https://www.msvu.ca/about-msvu/careers-at-the-mount/current-openings/full-time-academic-positions/
  23. Averett University (Danville, VA). Assistant Professor of Early and Early Modern English Literature. Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Medieval Literature. Creative Writing a plus. January 14, 2024. TT. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/8364/assistant-professor-early-modern-english-literature/?kw=averett#top-pagination 1/16, Email requesting Zoom Interview for Jan 26 (x2). Ghosted 2 months after interview.
  24. College of Charleston (Charleston, SC). Assistant Professor of English (Early Modern Drama), specializing in race and ethnicity. April 25th, 2024 (!). TT. https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/14707
  25. Yale University, Associate/Full Professor of Early Modern Drama. Nov 1.
  26. National University of Singapore, Assistant Professor, TT. May 15, 2024, with review until position filled. See https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/367625/assistant-professor-literature.

Word on the Street[]

Just a note to my fellow job-seekers at the end of this cycle to say congrats to those who landed your ideal job, and "better luck next year" to those of you who didn't. It's a rough process, full of more downs than ups, but I do wish you all well whether or not you stick with academia (which will likely be a very real choice for many of you).

2/14: Any updates from the UNC Wilmington folks? Good luck, all.

  • Nothing yet.
  • UNCW had campus visits thru early/mid Feb

Is the College of Charleston job legit? Can’t find it on their website.

  • Interesting. It was posted on a job board and the link was live, but seems to be null. My guess is that it will go back up in the near future.

Anyone heard back from Boston College or U Minnesota?

Folks, I relied on the academicjobs wiki for many years as a digest of all the postings out there. But today I'm learning that there's been a EM including Shakespeare TT position at Boston College posted since August. It closes in less than a week. Just FYI, I don't think I can rely on this any longer.

^To the above poster -- I empathize, though I've always used this site as a "backup" to my usual searches on the many academic job boards out there. I've realized that you have to regularly scour several job boards with multiple search terms to truly find everything. And in fairness, I can't blame users for not wanting to input info for jobs they're aware of. It's such a competitive market that the hope is to find a great position that nobody else knows about, just to give you a better chance. Sad times.

^The MLA JIL (Jobs Info List) is a more reliable source for equitable job postings, and is no longer behind a paywall. This typically goes live in early September and is continually updated throughout the job search season.

*Anyone heard anything about the progress of the Alberta hire?

  • Asking as well 1/4
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