Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Early & 19th-Century American Literature advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

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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[]

Francis Marion University (Florence, SC, USA).

FT/TT Assistant Professor of English.

Francis Marion University and the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with expertise in pre-twentieth-century American literature.  We especially welcome candidates with an interest in the Colonial/Early Republic period, African American literature, and/or Native American studies. Teaching responsibilities include courses related to American literature prior to 1900, general literature, and first-year composition.

Full Ad:

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023

Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA, USA).[]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English (Mellon Postdoc with reduced teaching load in first year). Multiethnic American Literature. Deadline: 10/16.  Apply at:

Lindsey Wilson College (Kentucky).[]

Lindsey Wilson College, a United Methodist affiliated college located in south central Kentucky, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English to begin in August 2024. 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. Ph.D. in English or a related field is preferred, but A.B.D. will be considered; college teaching experience preferred.

The successful candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include freshman composition, general education literature courses, and upper-level seminars. This position emphasizes teaching, advising, scholarship (broadly defined), and service to the college.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three professional references, statement of teaching philosophy, 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 Applications received by November 17th, 2023 will receive priority. All offers of employment are contingent upon the college's verification of credentials and completing a criminal history check.

Weber State University.[]

TT, FT. Multi-Ethnic American Literature. Update: offer made (12/11)

More information and online application at:

Ohio Wesleyan University[]

The department of English at Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a specialist in multiethnic American literature with additional expertise in the teaching of first-year writing and composition.  This is a full-time, tenure-track position. Literature courses will include classes in multiethnic and African-American literature, as well as classes that draw upon the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates who possess additional strengths that would enhance our department’s existing curriculum (e.g., film, creative writing, unrepresented periods and genres). First-year writing courses incorporate common elements but may be designed in accordance with the candidate’s own interests. Faculty will have the chance to affiliate with interdisciplinary programs such as Africana, Gender, & Identity Studies, Film Studies, Environment & Sustainability, and Public Health, creating opportunities for collaboration with students and colleagues from across the university.

Word on the Street[]

  • NC State-Early Americanist search-Has anyone heard anything? Their call for applications went out in August. 11/2 (no news here Nov. 2; no word here either 11/4)
  • Still nothing 11/15
  • They seem to have reopened the search? lists them as a new position as of 11/21. Either this is just an automated job re-posting, or they didn't like their applicants and wanted to reopen the search.
  • NC State Zoom interview scheduled mid-Dec (Nov 21) x2
    • NC State campus visit invite Dec 14
    • Any post-visit news from NCSU? Wishing/waiting! 2/29
    • still nothing here…3/6
    • Nothing either 3/8. They are on spring break starting the 11th
  • Mt. Holyoke just closed applications. I imagine it's too early; but please post here if you hear anything. 11/2
  • Nothing yet 11/15
  • * Heard from recommender Nov 18 that LOR was requested
  • Mt. Holyoke - Any word about interviews post-letter of recommendation request - Nov. 21?
  • Interview request Dec 1 x2
  • Anyone remember what they said about when to expect campus visit invites? (12/19)
    • iirc we weren't expecting to hear until January.
    • Mt Holyoke campus visit invite 12/20
    • Anyone get an offer from Mt. Holyoke? (2/4)
    • Received rejection and notice that offer was made 2/14
  • Any word UT Knoxville? (Nov 2)-Nothing yet; but the call for applications just ended on 30 Oct., so I'm guessing later in November 11/4
  • Nothing here either 11/15 (will they be asking for a writing sample you think?)
    • 11/17 Interview request along with request for writing sample and three LORs x2
    • what school? Please specify?!
    • The 11/17 is for UTKnoxville
    • Received UTK rejection Nov 21 x 2
    • Notified didn’t make it to first round of campus invites but application remains active 12/19
    • Told the position has been filled - congrats to the lucky assistant prof! 02/19
  • I'd recommend applying for the less competitive C19 school positions, such as Mississippi University for Women, Sam Houston State, UT-Martin, and anything else. The move would be a lateral one for me, so I'm not applying to these schools.
    • Any add'l recs for jobs in states that are safer for Q/T people?-I'm sorry that this is even an issue. I work at a Southern university. The department is Q/T friendly and openly so. But the surrounding community? The only other C19 jobs I've noted are Frances Marion and TCU -- both red states.
    • Francis Marion University is a Q/T friendly institution and the faculty there reflect that.
      • <3 thank you
    • Also, was anyone able to figure out the rec upload situation for UT Martin? I can't get any response from HR or chair.
    • UTM: Zoom interview 12/8 and was told they would likely hold campus interviews in January. No follow up yet, just silence. Anyone get a follow up email with either rejection or campus invite after initial Zoom interview?
    • Has anyone heard back from UTM? Western Tennessee had a crippling snowstorm at the beginning of the semester. I am assuming this slowed down the search committee. No communication from the committee post zoom interview.
  • [12/6] Any news from
    • Mississippi UW?
      • Received a request for LoR. According to their webpage, this could be a sign that interview requests are about to come out. Also, does anyone know how much teaching this job entails?
        • Was the LOR request straight to you or to your referees?
        • Invited for Zoom interview 1/31. I did not receive a LOR request (potentially my referees did and haven't mentioned it).
        • Any news post Zoom?
        • Campus invite 2/20
    • Lindsey Wilson?
      • LWC zoom interview invite Dec. 13
      • LWC campus visit invite Jan 19
      • LWC campus invite Jan 21
      • Any news post visit?
    • TCU ?
  • This is not an update on the Lindsey Wilson search but you all should know they do not have a tenure system, just promotion and multi-year contracts
  • 12/7 How about updates from the university of Oklahoma pre1900 job? Anybody hear anything about campus visits?
    • Invitation to campus visit for OU (11/29)
  • 2/3: Has anyone heard from FMU?
    • FMU Zoom interviews last week (2/12).
    • Offer Accepted (4/8)
  • 2/8: Have interviews gone out for Sam Houston State University?
  • Interview request Rice Lecturer/VAP (3/22)
  • same re Rice interview. Any news?
  • None as of 4/3. Were there going to be visits? Wasn't clear.
  • 4/3 Rice. No mention of visits as far as I am aware.
  • 4/17 Word on Rice?
  • 4/17 Rice: no word on my end
  • 4/19 MUW offer made, declined due to extenuating circumstances
  • 4/20 withdrew from Rice, Wm&M VATP due to accepting other offer.