Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Early & 19th-Century American Literature advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

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

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). An open call: all areas of English Literature. Deadline: 31 August, 2021. A tenure-track, full time position. See details here:

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

Hamilton College

Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing (18th and Early 19th C Literature and Culture–FF, TT)

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). An open call: all areas of English Literature. Deadline: 31 August, 2021. A tenure-track, full time position. See details here:

Lindsey Wilson College

Assistant Professor, Early American Literature

Lindsey Wilson College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Early American Literature to begin in August 2021. Candidates should specialize in American literature before 1900, with a research focus on Anglo-American Literature (Colonial, Early National, and/or 19th-Century), hemispheric American Studies, Native American Studies, early African American Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Latin-American Writing, and/or intersections among these traditions. Teaching responsibilities include freshman composition, general education literature courses, and upper-level seminars. Ph.D. in English or a related field is preferred, but A.B.D. will be considered; college teaching experience preferred; 4/4 teaching load.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three confidential letters of recommendation, unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts (official copies must be submitted prior to hiring), and the online employment application form to Human Resources, Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson St., Columbia, KY 42728 or by email to [[1]]. Applications received by April 23 will receive priority.

Online Application For more information visit


4/30–Interview Request: 1X

Auburn University at Montgomery

Assistant Professor, English (Southern Literature)

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a scholarly agenda in the diverse literatures, digital and material cultures, and folklores of the U.S. South, to begin Fall 2021. An interest in Black, Asian-American, or Latino southern literatures, or southern sexualities, is especially desirable. AUM has a unique geographical location in Montgomery, Alabama, a Deep South city with a rich African-American and Civil Rights history. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to capitalize on this legacy by contributing to interdisciplinary programming pertaining to the teaching and study of the literary legacy of enslavement, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and immigration. Moreover, AUM’s student population is as diverse as the population of the state and includes a high proportion of traditionally underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will share our explicit commitment to teaching diverse communities and our belief that our diversity is our strength. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization. Teaching in both core composition and literature surveys, particularly both parts of the American literature survey, is expected. AUM hosts an annual Southern Studies Conference to which the successful candidate would have the opportunity to contribute.

AUM has an official 4/3 teaching load for tenure-stream faculty. Faculty with ongoing scholarship and publication usually receive a course release for a normal 3/3 load. Internal funding and professional improvement leave to support scholarship are available.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in southern literature.

Please complete an online application at and upload 1) a cover letter describing your teaching and scholarship, 2) a curriculum vitae including three reference contacts, and 3) unofficial transcripts. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional materials, including teaching philosophy describing their approach to teaching diverse populations of students, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and writing sample.

Application review begins April 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries to John Havard, Department Chair,

National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan).

Assistant Professor. Early American Literature. TT, FT.

Desired fields: Colonial and Early National American Literature, Indigenous/Native American Studies, Early African American Literature, or/and Transatlantic/Hemispheric Studies

To apply, please go to

Application Deadline: August 18, 2021

Note: though there is not a system of 'tenure' in Taiwan, there is a similar system of promotion and job security. Prospective candidates are encouraged to direct inquiries to Ms. Wen-lin Hsueh ([[2]]), and may also want to reach out to current Americanists in the department.

Villanova University (Villanova, PA)

TT Assistant Professor, Department of English, Pre-1900 Literature of the Americas

Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2021 in pre-1900 Literature of the Americas to teach courses at the undergraduate and M.A. levels.  Applicants strongly preferred with expertise in one or more of the following: Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, Black Studies, Border & Migration Studies, Critical Race Studies, Disability Studies, and/or Health Humanities. The teaching load is 3-2.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in 19th century literature and will have the opportunity to teach in their additional areas of specialization.  Ph.D. from an English, American Studies or Comparative Literature Department required, but candidates close to completion of degree may be considered.  To apply, please go to  

Application Deadline: March 1


-Applied 2x (3/1)

3/6–Any news?

3/8- No news yet--it will likely take awhile before we hear anything

3/19–Interview Request: 1X

3/29–Any news?

3/30–Campus visit invitation: 1X

05/01–Any updates post-campus visit?

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