Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in English advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Next year's page: English Literature 2021-2022

Last year's page: English Literature 2019-2020

Best of luck to everyone!

Salary information for AY 2020-2021 available at English Lit Salaries 2020-2021.

Salary information from past job seasons available at English Lit Salaries 2019-2020English Lit Salaries for AY 2018-2019English 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.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Literature Tree project.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021

British/Anglophone Literature[]


Early Modern / Renaissance

Restoration / 18th Century British

Romanticism / Victorian / 19th Century British

Modern and Contemporary British

Anglophone and World Literature / Postcolonial

British Open

Irish, Scottish, or Welsh Literature

American/North American Literature[]

Early and 19th-Century American

20th and 21st-Century American

Ethnic Studies, including Asian American, Latino/a/x, Native American Literatures, etc.

African American Literature 2020-2021

American Open

North American Regional (including U.S. South, American West, Canadian, Naval Literature, New England, etc.)

Generalist, Non-National Categories, & English-Adjacent Disciplines[]

Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Children's and Young Adult


Community Colleges

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Critical Theory (not to be confused with Philosophy)

English Education / Primary and Secondary Literacy

Environmental Literature

Ethnic Studies

Film Studies

Generalist and Open


New Media and Digital Humanities


Queer/Women's/Gender Studies


Theatre / Drama

Translation Studies