Academic Jobs Wiki

Page for Academic Positions in English Literature (and related fields) that start in Fall 2016.

Last year's page: English Literature 2014-2015

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: English Literature 2016-2017

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.

  • Rhetoric and Composition Jobs are also posted at the WPA Job Board.
  • NOTE RE: MLA JIL -  "The JIL will not be updated with new listings after 9 July, and the database will be closed to searching beginning 31 July. The JIL will reopen for searching on 11 September."
  • UPDATE: MLA JIL is up, as of Sept. 10 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Central.

OFFER MADE? OFFER ACCEPTED? Post information at English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017. Salary information from last year's job season available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016 .

You can add / view information about publishing in literary studies journals at Literary Studies Journals.

British/Anglophone Literature[]


Early Modern/Renaissance

Restoration/18th-Century British

Romanticism/Victorian/19th-Century British

Modern and Contemporary British

British Open

Anglophone and World Literature/Postcolonial

Irish Literature

American/North American Literature[]

Early and 19th-Century American

20th and 21st-Century American

African American

Ethnic American (including Latino/a, Asian, Native American)

American South

American Open

Canadian Literature

Generalist and Non-National Categories[]

Children's and Young Adult Lit. / English Education / Primary and Secondary Literacy

Community Colleges

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Critical Theory

Environmental Literature

Film Studies

Generalist and Open

Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16


New Media and Digital Humanities

Queer/Women's/Gender Studies


Theatre / Drama