Academic Jobs Wiki

Page for Academic Positions in English Literature (and related fields) that start in Fall 2018.

Last year's page: English Literature 2016-2017

NEW PAGE for jobs that begin in 2019: English Literature 2018-2019

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.

OFFER MADE? OFFER ACCEPTED? Post information at English Lit Salaries for AY 2018-2019. Salary information from past job seasons available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017 and English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016.

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

From MLA JIL - NOTE: The JIL will not be updated with new listings for the current publication year after 7 July, and the database will be closed for searching beginning 28 July. The JIL will reopen for searching on 11 September for the 2017–18 publication year.

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