Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Early & 19th-Century American Literature advertised during the 2022-2023 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2023.

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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.)

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

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2022-2023

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Jobs for 2023[]

Berea College – Pre-twentieth Century American Literature - English[]

The English Department at Berea College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in pre-twentieth century American literature. The English Department envisions the category of “Americanist” broadly, and welcomes scholars with literary research interests in race, gender, sexuality, empire, settler colonialism, disability studies, transnational studies, critical ethnic studies, and/or environmental studies within the national context and more hemispherically. In conceptualizing the “Americanist” in a way that encompasses both traditionally canonical literatures together with traditionally excluded literatures, we especially invite scholars who may specialize in, for example, African American, Asian American, Latinx, or Indigenous American literatures. In addition to teaching courses in their specific fields of interest, the successful candidate should be able to design and teach the first half of the department’s American survey, a literary methods course, and first-year writing and composition to non-majors in the General Studies program. Applicants who also have a specialty in composition pedagogy are desired.

12/27 - got first-round interview request

2/11 - campus visit invitation

Vassar College – Early American Literature - English[]

The Department of English at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in early American literatures and cultures to 1865. Areas of particular interest include Native American Literature; colonialism and contact, and hemispheric American studies; and Asian American literature. (Deadline Oct 14).

[Anyone receive word on this position yet?]

No word yet over here - 11/2/22

Nothing here either - 11/3/22

Still no word. Anyone hear back yet? - 11/14/22

When do we call it a bust? - 11/22/22

11/23: looks like other depts have moved forward with their searches, English probably has too. I'm giving up hope.

2/1: It looks like they're reposted this job ad on at least 1 site: any idea whether they're re-opened the search?

Baruch College (CUNY) – Early American Literature - English[]

The English Department of Baruch College, CUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in early American Literature (from the Colonial period to 1865) and hemispheric studies. We are seeking a scholar whose scope of expertise includes literature of the Americas and/or the Caribbean and who can situate multiple textual modes and genres within their historical and material contexts. Areas of focus could include African- American and Africana Studies, the transatlantic slave trade, Indigenous literature, the range of early Puritan texts, and the development of literary genres, such as poetry, fiction (e.g., the novel or the short story), and essays within the United States. The Department also would welcome applicants with subspecialties in the areas of gender and sexuality and/or disability studies. Teaching opportunities will include courses in early American literature, Great Works of Literature (our college-wide world literature requirement), First-Year Writing, and other courses within the successful candidate’s research and teaching purview.

Posting will end on November 23, 2022 and review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022.


11/17/22 - No word yet. Anyone hear anything?

11/22: Nothing

12/12: Any news?

  • 12/13: Nothing for me

12/20: invited to interview

1/27: any news after 1st round interviews?

1/27: nothing yet

Baylor University (Waco, TX) - Assistant Professor, American Literature: Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican American, Border Studies[]

The Department of English seeks a dynamic and creative scholar specializing in Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican American, Border, or related ethnic literatures. In addition to effective teaching of literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research agenda in poetry, prose, or drama in this literature, develop and maintain a successful publication record, contribute to course design, direct graduate students’ research, and engage in service to the department and university. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to seek external funding in support of research. TT/FT. Deadline: December 2, 2022.

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Assistant Professor. Literatures of the Americas[]

The Department of English at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literature, with a specialization in Literatures of the Americas, specifically pre- and early-nineteenth century. As part of a cluster of three positions— the others in the department of History and department of Humanities & Religious Studies— the successful applicant will have the opportunities to engage with fellow scholars of the Americas in related fields. The successful candidate will teach and develop courses focused on Literatures of the Americas. They will teach and advise in our English major, GE curriculum, and the MA program in Literature. We are particularly interested in potential colleagues with research/teaching interests that include, but are not limited to, transnational and/or transatlantic literatures such as Afro-Latinidad literatures, Indigenous literatures, Native American literatures, and/or Chicano/Latino/a literatures. Evidence of commitment to excellence as a teacher and active scholarly agenda required. Deadline December 2, 2022. For more information, please visit

Charleston Southern University (Generalist) - TT Assistant Professor[]

Description: The Department of English at Charleston Southern University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position starting August 1, 2023.  This is a tenure-track teaching position which is full-time for fall and spring semesters. Charleston Southern University seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. Candidates should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning. Responsibilities: Teaching assignments are 12 credit hours per major academic semester and may include freshman composition and sophomore literature courses with occasional upper-level courses. Qualifications: Ph. D. in English with evidence of excellence in teaching and potential for scholarly activity. Application Process: Candidates should complete the online application below and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. This position will remain open until filled. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and reference check. By completing this application, you are giving Charleston Southern University the authority to contact any person, educational institution, current or former employer, or company to disclose in good faith any information they may have regarding your qualifications and fitness for employment including, but not limited to, those you have listed in your application materials. Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the chair of the department and search committee, Dr. Megan Busch ([[1]]), before applying. Located near historic Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution offering a liberal arts curriculum to over 3,500 students and offers 60 majors and graduate programs in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Organizational Management, Nursing, Christian Studies and Computer Science.  The mission of the University is “promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment,” and the vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.  Charleston Southern has nationally accredited programs in nursing, business, education, music and athletics.  Charleston Southern is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.   For more information about the University, please visit


Columbia University - Assistant Professor in pre-1865 American Literature - English[]

The Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in pre-1865 American literature to begin July 1, 2023. PhD required at the time of appointment. We are interested in innovative approaches to the field, including but not limited to early environmental studies, decolonial ecologies, comparative colonial studies, indigenous studies, early Pacific studies, and studies of the early Americas and/or the Caribbean. (Applications received by October 31, 2022 will receive full consideration.)


12/6: Interviews scheduled.

Knox College- Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Transatlantic Literature)[]

The Department of English at Knox College invites applications for one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, beginning September 1, 2023 with specialization in nineteenth-century transatlantic literature and an emphasis on diaspora, abolitionism, and/or settler colonialism.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit:

  1. A letter of application that addresses your preparation for inclusive teaching and mentorship of diverse student populations, describes your research and articulates your undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Unofficial graduate transcript;
  4. Names of three confidential professional references.

Submission via Interfolio:

Review of applications begins April 21, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Emily Anderson at

Pitzer College - Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century American Literature - English[]

Pitzer College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023 in Nineteenth-Century American literature. Multicultural approaches are highly desired. Also desirable are secondary research and teaching interests in performance studies and critical theory. Candidate will teach 5 courses annually. A Ph.D. in English or comparable field by time of appointment is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have an ongoing research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and teaching. (Application Deadline: November 1, 2022)


12/2 - emailed request for interview

Seattle University - Assistant Professor - the Literature and Culture of the Transatlantic Long 19th-Century[]

The English Department at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Literature and Culture of the Transatlantic Long 19thCentury with expertise in Race, Gender, Ecology, and Empire. Appointment begins September 2023.


St. Bonaventure University - Assistant Professor in Early American Literature - English[]

The Department of English at St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in early to 19th century American literatures and cultures, to begin in August 2023. Research areas of particular interest include settler colonialism, the transatlantic slave trade, border studies, environmental studies, and/or book history and textual studies. Teaching duties include an early American literature survey, first-year writing, and potentially contributions to our Literary Publishing and Editing major, with a normal teaching load of four courses per semester. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to college-level teaching excellence, have an active research agenda, participate in student advising, and engage in department and university service. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field in hand by August 2023. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. Please address specific questions regarding the position to Dr. Matt King, Chair of the Search Committee,

UMass Amherst - Assistant Professor in US Literary & Cultural Studies of the Long Nineteenth Century -- English[]

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in U.S. literary and cultural studies of the long nineteenth century, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2023.

The position covers the revolutionary era through the turn of the 20th century. Candidates should have research and teaching specializations in one or more of the following areas: American Studies, settler-colonial studies, Indigenous and Native Studies, and critical race and ethnic studies. We welcome applicants with interrelated interests in any of the following: border studies, Atlantic world colonialisms and revolutionary era literatures, global Indigenous studies, and ethnic American studies, especially Latinx studies. The successful candidate will join our American Literature and American Studies programs, teaching undergraduate and graduate surveys as well as specialized courses in their fields. We encourage applications from candidates who will complement our departmental strengths in American literature and American Studies, African American Literature, and Asian American literature. Our department values diversity as a core element of academic excellence. (Deadline Nov. 7)


11/10/22 -- Did anyone else get an immediate rejection notice?

11/10/22 — No notification yet - how immediate was it? If within hours could be a mistake.

11/17/22 - No notification yet. Anyone hear anything?

11/22/22 - Letters of reference pulled on 11/08 - no request to interview yet

12/02/22 - Request for Zoom interview

12/16/22- Rejection via email

Word on the Street[]

12/5: interviews announced for Uppsala names of candidates are public

12/3: Last full week of the semester coming up; historically a big week for nov. 1st deadlines (Baruch, Columbia).

12/2: Any word from UMass, Baruch, Berea, Columbia, Vassar?

  • 12/2: nothing from any of them for me (nothing from Pitzer either) 💀
  • 12/2: same same--no word
  • 12/2 also same--nothing
  • 12/6 apparently Columbia sent out interview invites.
  • 12/8: Still nothing from Baruch or Vassar--anyone else?
  • 12/8: Also nothing from Baruch, Berea, or Vassar, and no word for me from Columbia or UMass although interview invitations seem to have gone out.
  • 12/12: Any news about Baruch or Vassar?
  • 12/13: Nothing over here
  • 12/13: nothing
  • 12/15: I'm a lurker—have had Zoom interviews with UMass, Columbia, Vassar, and Pitzer; have not heard from Berea or Baruch.
  • 12/15: thanks for the update. Keep us posted about Berea and Baruch :)

12/20 - any news on Berea?

12/23 same lurker as before, no news on Berea but got Baruch first round

12/1 - nothing here but fwiw everything (publishing reviews, job searches, etc.) seems behind right now so once the term ends maybe folks will have the time and energy needed

11/30: anyone hear anything yet? this is driving me wild lol

11/22: Nothing over here either!

11/21: Anyone hear anything from anywhere? Nothing on my end.

11/16: Although the job isn't posted here, has anyone heard from Uppsala since the rankings were released?

11/17 —- nada

11/14 -- Anyone hear from Vassar, Columbia, Baruch? Nothing here. *The above poster mentioned having an interview with Vassar.

12/2 - No word from Uppsala since rankings were posted. No word from anywhere except for Utah State in Logan, UT (they had interviews this week)

12/9 - Not posted here but anyone hear about campus visits for Utah State?

1/10-Any word on Texas A&M (pre-1900 American lit)?

Texas A&M rejection email on 2/6

1/30- any word on campus visits for Baruch, Umass, etc?