Academic Jobs Wiki

New Page for Academic Positions in English Literature and related fields that start in Fall 2012

Last Year's Page: English Literature Jobs, AY 2011-2012

See "Talk Page" for discussion and demographics.

NEW PAGE for Jobs that begin in 2013: English Literature 2013

In addition to the MLA JIL, jobs may be posted at The Chronicle of Higher Education,, Inside Higher Ed, H-Net, Academic Careers Online and HERC.

Note from MLA JIL: the online JIL will close for the summer on 30 July. There will be no further updates to the list after 8 July. The database of new job listings for the fall will be available for searching online beginning 15 September. **(JIL is up as of 9/13 in the afternoon EST).**

See English Lit Salaries 2012-13 to add / view salary information for the coming academic year.


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Irish Literature

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