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English Lit Salaries for AY 2019-2020[]

Please indicate the following: Geographical region, school size, urban/rural, rank/position, teaching load, starting salary, misc comments.

  • Please specify as well candidate status and job level: ABD, Post-Doc, TT, non-TT, starting Assistant, advanced Assistant, Associate, etc. since these factors influence salary levels too.
  • Would be interesting to see gender given that everyone says women receive lower initial offers and are less likely to negotiate!
  • For example: Research I, TT starting assistant prof. (female ABD), $54k, 2/3, midwest, small city, negotiated up from $53k.

For comparison, most recent prior page: English Lit Salaries for AY 2018-2019 Back to English Literature 2018-2019

Salaries for English Literature Full-Time TT Jobs starting in Academic Year 2019-20[]

  • SLAC, TT starting assistant professor (white female adjunct); $62k, 4/4, midwest, rural, $10k startup and moving, computer
  • Public R1, TT assistant (male assistant prof.), $78k, 2/2, southeast, $19k combined startup and moving.
  • Public R1, TT assistant (female asst. prof.), $74k negotiated, 2/2, northeast, $23.5k combined startup and moving.
  • Mid-Atlantic public R1, TT assistant prof (female postdoc), 2/2 with 1/2 first year (negotiated), $70k (negotiated from $65k), 1 semester junior leave, $12k startup (negotiated), $5k moving costs (negotiated), computer every 4-5 years, $1500/year conference travel.
  • Public R1, TT assistant (female ABD), $82.5K, 2/2, Midwest, $5.5 moving, $40K start-up (to be used over 5 years), 1st yr post-doc, 2 course releases for 1st yr of appointment.
  • Public R1, TT assistant (female ABD - post-defense), 3/3 with 2/3 in first year, South, $56K salary, $2K moving, negotiated $4K annual salary increase in lieu of start-up fund, variable yearly conference travel.
  • Canadian U, TT assistant (female postdoc), 2/2 (1/2 in first year), expensive city, $105k salary (negotiated from 104k), $10k moving, $14k start-up (negotiated from 10k), 2.5k annual research/travel funds, computer. 

Salaries for Creative Writing Full-Time TT Jobs starting in Academic Year 2019-2020[]

Salaries for Visiting English Literature and/or Creative Writing Jobs starting in Academic Year 2019-2020[]


Salary Information from Previous Years[]

For some further comparisons and information, see pages from previous years: