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Wiki page for Academic Jobs in French & Francophone Literature & Culture advertised during the 2021-2022 hiring season. This page is for jobs that start in 2022.

Last year's page: French & Francophone 2020-2021

See also Critical Theory 2021-2022, Ethnic Studies 2021-2022, Comparative Literature 2021-2022, and Philosophy 2021-2022.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022

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Jobs for 2022[]

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Senior Faculty/Tenured[]

  1. Penn State, Head, Department of French and Francophone Studies. Various fields. Early modern and 20th/21st preferred. Deadline: Oct 1. https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Head--Department-of-French-and-Francophone-Studies_REQ_0000015595-1
  2. zoom interviews were conducted up to 12/16. Anything since?

Tenure-Track[]

  1. ShanghaiTech University, Institute of Humanities, Tenure-track Professor/Associate Professors/Assistant Professor: French Literature. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CJL940/tenure-track-professor-associate-professors-assistant-professor-foreign-language-and-literature
  2. Georgetown University, Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of French. Francophone Literatures and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa. http://apply.interfolio.com/95205
  3. Brown University. Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Francophone literature of Maghreb, Caribbean, Canada, Indian Ocean or sub-Saharan Africa. https://apply.interfolio.com/93829 Deadline: Nov 20
  4. The University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Professor of French Studies. The position is open to any period, though preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and research agenda in postcolonial studies; migration and diaspora studies; and/or France’s global relations (literary, political, cultural, historical) with the Caribbean, Africa, the Americas and beyond. Deadline: Nov 14.
  5. Harvard University. Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Francophone postcolonial studies. Deadline: Nov 1. https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10586
  6. Boston College, Assistant Professor of French, African or African diaspora. Deadline: Nov 1. http://apply.interfolio.com/94103
  7. University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Professor, Black African Studies/African Diaspora. Deadline: Oct. 15, Job Description - Faculty.Professor.Assistant - Full-Time (21006364) (taleo.net)
  8. Trinity College. Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies, postcolonial Francophone studies. Deadline: Nov 1. https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2435
  9. Smith College, Assistant Professor of French Studies, pre-1900. Deadline: Nov 1. http://apply.interfolio.com/93401
  10. University of Pennsylvania, Romance Languages Assistant Professor in Global Francophone Studies. Deadline: Oct. 29 https://apply.interfolio.com/93279
  11. Williams College, Assistant Professor of French. Pre-1800. Deadline: Nov 15. https://apply.interfolio.com/92546
  12. Vassar College, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Pre-1800. Deadline: Oct 15. https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2129
  13. University of California-Berkeley, Assistant Professor of French. Medieval French Studies. Deadline: Nov 1. https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03094
  14. Grove City College, Assistant Professor of French. Open. Deadline: Review begins Oct. 29 until filled. https://www.gcc.edu/Utility/Portals/Employment/French-Faculty
  15. Gustavus Adolphus College, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Critical Race Studies. Deadline: Nov 1. https://gustavus.edu/employment/job/1897.
  16. College of the Holy Cross, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in French and Francophone Studies. Modern French lit (19-21st centuries). Deadline: Oct 15. https://apply.interfolio.com/92383
  17. Lawrence University, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Francophone Studies of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, or the Caribbean. Deadline: Nov 1. https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com/postings/570
  18. North Carolina State, Assistant Professor of French. Open. Deadline: Sep 10. https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/148075
  19. University of Chicago, Assistant Professor, Francophone Literature and Culture or French Renaissance Literature and Culture. Deadline: Oct 15. https://apply.interfolio.com/91605.
  20. Queen's University (Canada), Assistant Professor in Black Decolonial Feminism, Deadline December 10. https://www.queensu.ca/french/jobs-french-studies
  21. Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA), Assistant Professor of French, Desired fields: Francophone Africa, The Mahgreb, or Caribbean Studies, Deadline December 31. [1]https://oglethorpe.edu/jobs/ and https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=49689&clientkey=E89EC0BE36E642B4CF9B1208D8AFD807.
  22. University of California Santa Barbara, Assistant Professor - Translation Studies and Translation Theory (French and/or Italian), Deadline Nov 15. https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02064
  23. University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada), Assistant Professor of French Traductology and Translation, Deadline Nov 5. https://fhis.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-assistant-professor-of-french-traductology-and-translation-2022/
  24. Metropolitan State University of Denver, Assistant Professor of French, Deadline January 6. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/5233/assistant-professor-of-french-tenure-track/?porder=French&ix=15#top-pagination

Full-time, non-tenure-track[]

  1. Wesleyan University, Assistant Professor of the Practice in French. French linguistics. Deadline: Oct 1. https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8069.
  2. Baylor University, Lecturer. French. Deadline: Oct. 15. https://apply.interfolio.com/89082
  3. University of Washington, Assistant Teaching Professor of French and Italian. Open. NTT/3-years. Deadline: Nov. 5. https://apply.interfolio.com/91033.
  4. University of Delaware, Assistant Professor of French. Open (language instruction). NTT/3-years. Deadline: Oct. 22. https://careers.udel.edu/cw/en-us/job/496882/assistant-professor-of-french-college-of-arts-and-sciences
  5. Carroll College, Visiting Assistant Professor of French. Open. NTT/spring semester 2022. Deadline: Nov. 1. https://www.carroll.edu/employment/temporary-visiting-assistant-professor-french
  6. Penn State University, 2-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in French & Francophone Studies and the African Studies Program. 20th and 21st-century African Francophone Literary Studies. Deadline Dec. 1. https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Visiting-Assistant-Professor-in-French-and-African-Studies_REQ_0000019873-1\
  7. Tufts University, French Language Coordinator and Full-time Lecturer. Review of applications starts December 1st. https://apply.interfolio.com/96900
  8. East Tennessee State University, Full-time Lecturer and French Language Coordinator. Deadline: November 30. https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/20083

Part-time[]

Word on the Street:[]

RE: East Tennessee State: Let's ponder the absurdity of a salary of $32,000, for a 4/4. - Urgh, no words. Plus, it looks like you'll need to coordinate the French program too, in addition to the 4/4 load. -- Exactly why I did not even consider applying. It's insulting.

invited for interview on 10/13/21: Wesleyan University Has anyone else received an invitation for interview? I was told by the department that the selection process was still ongoing They invited at least three people so far to interview and said they would be doing campus visits in November and making an offer by the winter break.

Yes, was also invited for interview at Wesleyan and got the same information. I'm waiting to hear back as of 10/26.

What a bumper year for Francophonists. Jealous!

Does anyone know why the Gustavus Adolphus job application portal and info has completely disappeared from their website ahead of the Nov. 1st application deadline? Has the search been closed?

I sent an email about Gustavus Adolphus to the Chair of the search committee and received a response from their Provost. The position has been filled.

Is the deadline for UT Austin November 1st or November 14th? The UT Austin website says that all the materials should be submitted by November 1 AND that the deadline is November 14.

Has anyone heard back from University of Chicago or know whether they are going with Renaissance or Francophone?

-as 11/5, I haven’t heard anything from Chicago

-likewise, still nothing from Chicago (Thursday, 11/4) ; nothing here either (11/17).

- additional material and interview requested from Chicago (11/22, francophonist here) (11/22 x4)

-also got additional material/interview request (11/22, Renaissance x3)

(12/13) Any word from Chicago re: campus visit invites? --> Campus visit invitation (+ additional material requested) (12/13) (x 2)-->Congrats!! Can I ask, did they call you or email? --> Thank you! It was both, email shortly followed by phone call.-->Congrats those who made the cut. Are you Francophonist or Renaissance, if you don't mind sharing? --> Francophonist.

Got an interview at Pitt on 10/21. Have a Twitter mutual who also get an interview.

- A friend got a campus visit invitation from Pitt (11/19)

Any updates on the Wesleyan position? (11/4) Reply: Still waiting to hear back as of 11/4...

Re Wesleyan: they have already chosen the 3 candidates who will have campus visits.

11/7, College of Holy Cross: Any news from College of Holy Cross? Did they contact candidates for first round of interviews?

11/17 Confirmed that interviews were sent.

11/16 A friend received an email this morning for a zoom interview with College of the Holy Cross. EDIT: Make that 2 friends!!

11/9 Anyone heard from Vassar?

- re Vassar: No, not yet for me at least. (11/11). Me neither (11/13).

-re Vassar (11/16): The posting just appeared again in the Chronicle of Higher Education with the application due date of December 8... I don't know what that means... Maybe they didn't find anyone "suitable" in the first round or something.

- re Vassar: 11/23: invited for zoom interview.

- re Vassar: any news about campus visits? (12/01) --> colleague was invited for campus visit 01/01

11/15 Did anyone notice how the ad for Brown has vanished from the MLA job search website (where it was stated that the deadline is Nov 20), and that on other websites, it says the deadline was Nov 14? EDIT: Nevermind, just received confirmation from the department that the application is still open.

Anyone heard from Penn? Not yet (11/18) -> Zoom interview invite (12/4) x 4 -> Campus visit invite sent (12/26)

11/17 News on Smith? 12/3 got a Zoom interview,

re Smith (01/14): any news on campus visits?

11/17 News from Lawrence? --> 11/19 got a Zoom interview with Lawrence for the week of 11/29. They said campus interviews will be late Jan/early Feb.

- re : Lawrence (12/9) - anyone get a campus interview invite yet?--> Nothing yet. (12/9)

-re: Campus visit invite (12/13)

11/17 News from Boston College?

- Nothing from BC as of 11/19 [+1]

- Interview request from BC (11/22)

- Campus visit from BC (12/20)

11/17 News from West Point?

11/19 News from Baylor ? ; contacted for campus interview (11/19)

I couldn't apply to Baylor b/c I'm not Christian...

11/19 News from Grove City?

11/22 News from Harvard? 12/1 Zoom interview scheduled (x1)

11/22 News from Trinity (Hartford)? 12/8 invite to zoom interview

11/22 News from Delaware?

Received rejection from Delaware. (11/22)

11/23 News from UT Austin? Contacted for Zoom interview (12/2) [x2]

--Any news on campus visits for UT Austin? --> Contacted for campus visit (12/20)

11/24 News from Dartmouth?

Contacted for Zoom Interview (12/1) [x3]

11/27 News from Berkeley?

Request for further materials December 7 [x 2]

Invitation to interview (12/20)

I'm guessing campus visits invitations have already been sent. Can anyone confirm? (17/12)

11/27 News from Duke? Rejection received 12/21 [x3]. Does anyone have two cents to share on why they defined early modern as 1400-1700 in the ad? -- Anyone get an interview request?

11/27 News from Williams?

12/15: email saying that they will meet late December to decide who they will invite for interviews to take place in the beginning of January.

12/30: got invitation for Williams on 12/23

11/29 News from Brown?-->12/13 Any updates from Brown? Not yet, still waiting. But the ad says Zoom interviews will take place in January, so we still have hope! -- 12/15 Interview request from Brown (X2)

11/30 News from UBC (Vancouver)?

11/30 News from UCSB? Zoom interview request x2 (12/3) Any word on campus interviews? (12/21)

12/01 News from Washington & Lee? contacted for zoom interview (12/13) - Rejection via email (1/4) - Campus visit invite (01/05)

12/1 News from Georgetown? contacted for zoom interview (12/3)

Re: the person who wrote "contacted for zoom interview (12/3)" for Georgetown, can you confirm "12/3" (i.e. ten days ago) and not "12/13" (i.e. today)? Thank you!

Re: Georgetown- Campus visit invitation 12/16

12/4 News from James Madison? 12/13 Zoom interview scheduled [x2]

1/11 - any news after first round?

Re: James Madison 1/11 Campus visit invitation

12/5 News from Emory?

- Nothing from Emory here (12/5)

- Interview for lecturer position scheduled for Thursday 12.09

-Zoom interview for lecturer position at Emory scheduled for Friday 12/10

12/5 News from Swarthmore? Contacted for Zoom interview (12/10)

12/6 Any update from Wesleyan? Anyone invited for campus visit yet??? See above, but, yes, campus visits have already taken place at Wesleyan. 12/06

--> An offer has been sent out for Wesleyan (12/3) - Turned down offer (12/15)

12/6 News from William & Mary?

-- contacted for Zoom Interview (12/22) [x4]

12/22 -- any news?

12/6 News from MTSU? Contacted for Zoom Interview (12/20) [x2]

12/8 News from Dayton? Rejection email from Dayton (12/14) - I have not heard from Dayton here which seems strange if they sent rejection emails on Tuesday. Was anyone invited to interview?

-- contacted for zoom interview (12/16) [x2]

-- Any campus visit requests?

12/12 Any word on the street from Rhodes?

--campus interview invitation (12/7)

12/15. Is it likely that places like James Madison, Duke, Williams, Georgetown have already scheduled interviews at this point even though no one has updated with an interview request on this page? Just wondering what people think since it is already mid-december.

12/12--Hard to say re: above question. Committees may have been waiting until the end of classes/exam week to meet and then they need to come up with interview times, draft an email for an admin to send etc. Traditionally a lot of first round interviews took place in early January, some folks may still think of that as the timeline. But ultimately who knows? Hope candidates will update

12/12--re: above: Williams's job ad says "the search committee plans to conduct Zoom interviews with 12-15 semi-finalists in January." It's mid-December now, so technically there's still plenty of time for them to notify applicants for first-round interviews. I assume the same is true for the rest of the schools you mentioned.

12/12 re:above -- I agree. I think I remember getting in-person MLA interviews with only a couple weeks notice way back (pre-COVID)

12/16 -- Honestly getting pretty discouraged. Really thinking about just giving up. This market is ridiculous. They make us submit sometimes hundreds of pages of application documents, give no respose.... and for what? An insecure TT with lower pay than many jobs that just require a 4 year bachelors? [x5]

12/17 re: above -- same here. When people ask me if I'm "on the market" I've started telling them "there is no market." This is my last year looking for a position, I'm so burned out after looking for 4 years! (I've told a few tenured academics that and they've been horrified to hear it. But it really is that bad out there.) [x4]

12/17 re: both above -- same. I've been looking for 8 years, held several visiting and temporary positions with stellar evaluations and students telling me that the college is losing one of its best teachers when I leave. But can't get anything permanent or even long-term. And search committees who wouldn't even bother sending you a polite "thank you, but no" after the preliminary interview. [x3]

--re. above: same. It is extremely discouraging. We all have at least 10 years of education, and can barely find a job. Then IF you get one, you have to fight for your life to keep it. Giving it this year, next year, and then I'm out of academia. [x4]

--re: above: Many of the few "good" jobs out there are in locations not desirable to most. Several friends, former classmates, and colleagues have left TT positions for this reason.

--re:above (12/21): hi! as someone "senior" (LOL), I want to extend my commiseration to all of you. The market is in absolute shambles. Every year since 2009, I say: "it's the worst it's ever been". To all of you who won't get a job: you are not defective, you didn't do anything wrong. You probably did everything or most things right, in fact. But there are no jobs, and there won't be more in the future. The reality of tenure at most places now is wondering if your department (or your college altogether) is going to get shut down in the next few years (*fun* fact: at many institutions, it will, within 10-15 years, give or take. Unless you're at a top-20 SLAC or at a large state university. Every institution that's tuition-dependent is utterly effed). I know lots of full profs who wonder if their institutions will remain open until they reach retirement age. If you just finished, or are in the process of finishing, cut your losses now and start working on getting a job in another field in a place you like. Academia is corporate, so better get a corporate job with a corporate salary. The job is honestly not that great (lots of red tape, overwhelming administrators' stupidity, post-covid students are ahem) and not that well-paid. In most cases, you'll live in a undesirable place (many *good* SLAC are located in Armpit, USA), if you're super unlucky there'll even be some confederate flags or other welcoming signs to greet your brown ass, or your same-sex partner, or your mixed-race children, or all of the above (getting into a stream of consciousness here). Sorry for the bleakness, but really, don't feel bad, or unworthy. You're plenty good, and academia doesn't deserve you. It's academia, not you. Happy holidays, all, much love, eggnog, and cookies.

^^To whoever wrote this, you're awesome. Thank you. [x2]

--re above rants (12/21): I was on the market this year and although French is my #1 love, I ended up also applying to a lot of interdisciplinary, more well-paying 'special faculty' type positions (SLA/Applied Lin oriented) and industry jobs. I ended up accepting one of them and it is much more well paying than an offer for a non TT teaching position that I got from a SLAC, and more well-paying than what TT folks are getting at the institution where I currently am. I would totally recommend applying outside of your field of comfort/interdisciplinarily and looking into industry jobs that often have more paid vactions, stability, benefits, pay way better, may have remote options, and are often in big cities/more attractive locations than all the SLACs that seem to be hiring this year. The research skills we cultivate in the PhD are really marketable and I have been pleasantly surprised with how much employers are interested in qualitative data analysis/data visualization etc! Bon courage à vous tou.t.e.s !

-- Thanks for sharing. 45 TT were listed on this wiki for the year 2019-2020; 23 are this year. Job offers have been halved in two years and 2019-2020 was not even a good year (and 2020-2021 was, oh well) . All the while, universities have been increasingly boasting their concern for inclusion and diversity. How on earth could these worthy goals ever be achieved with such a shrunk job market? They can't. We're all aware of this though we all have to pretend otherwise, going through interviewes in a state of perpetual cognitive and emotional dissonance, vocally stating our commitment to inclusion and diversity, all the while knowing that the adjuncts and contingent faculty are those who have been and will continue to be the ones primarily teaching and mentoring most of the disadvantaged students across the board, thus carrying out the heaviest - i.e, most ethical – work while being thanked with resentment and the crappiest and most undignified work conditions. This is a deeply dysfunctional system and such a sickening waste of potential year after year. I've been working on my way out and at this point, I'll seize any alt-ac opportunity with relief, despite all the genuine love I used to have for researching and teaching.

12/27 -- I feel that every one with a tenured position keeps trying to theorize why there are no jobs, and what the winning formula may be for finding a position, when, in reality, the only answer is that the market is bad, and it's a complete lottery. I've seen ABDs with no publications find TTs, I've seen people find positions after 10 years on the market and publishing a couple books, as well as Ivy league grads caught in adjunct hell. And, truth be told, virtually none of the full professors at my alma mater could've realistically found a position in today's market.

12/27 re above: That's been my experience, as well, in terms of colleagues who have gotten jobs and haven't. Completely random, no correlation whatsoever to differences in quality or quantity of research, publications, teaching, advisors/committee/recommenders, language ability, awards, trendiness of research topic, professionalism, collegiality, or interpersonal skills. I am a fairly recent PhD from an elite institution, so it's not related to program quality or age of degree, either. The only correlation is that more Francophonists have gotten jobs, presumably because there are more Francophone jobs. Not that any of those who got jobs were undeserving, but rather that those who didn't get jobs were at least equally as deserving. Personally, for each year I have applied (3 years now), I have received exactly one interview at the "best" TT job I applied for that cycle, and no others, for reasons that are completely mysterious to me and feel random as they were also at 3 very different institutions (one elite private research, one public university, one SLAC). I was fortunate to receive a fellowship in the meantime, but this is my last fellowship year and my last year seeking academic employment. It has helped me to make a very concrete plan B that involves moving to a place I would actually like to live. I keep an eye on job postings in that area for several professions in which I could see myself working, and it has been reassuring to see how many I'm qualified for. I will start applications in the spring. Now, any academic job I apply for has to compete with that plan, and only a few have lived up to that standard this round (not that there were many to begin with, ha). Having this plan has helped me keep it somewhat together through another year of uncertainty and instability. I couldn't personally put myself through this for one more year. Those who have done it for longer, I deeply admire your superhuman patience.

--1/11 My opinion (not confirmed by statistics and based on hearsay) is that part of the problem with getting interviews for tenure-track jobs now is that some people who had tenure-track jobs lost them over the last couple years, and they are probably getting the interviews now, especially for TT positions with a graduate program or at ivies.

--1/13: That's a nice theory, but that has also been true since 2008. I'm also not sure what to make of informal polls show that hiring committees tend to favor ABDs or very recent PhDs. In other words, there is a bias against 'old' PhDs, unless it's a tenured hire of course. For better or for worse, our PhDs get stale every year. That said, I know lots of very interesting people applying for the francophone studies jobs this year, including those who already have tenure-track positions. We will see the results soon enough (like August unless people start posting about it).

--1/13 Yeah, I've been looking at hires in F/FS for the last three years, and it's all over the place: former VAPs with a decent publication record in Lecturer positions, newly-minted PhDs getting tenure-track jobs at R1s. I've also noticed that a good number of people with full-time positions are native speakers of French, either from France or a Francophone region. Of course, that makes sense given the field, but take that for what you will. Good luck to everyone regardless!

--1/13 I doubt elite institutions will hire those who have lost their jobs.. In reality, this year, as much as it sucks like every year so far, is also an extraordinary one because of the number of positions coming out of Ivies and other elite R1s. So everyone is getting on board and applying, including those who already have TT positions but want better/more prestigious ones. Also, if you look at the event calendar for some of these departments, you will see...ahem...the campus visit talks advertised as well (even if they're not advertised as such), and it looks like most of the candidates are NOT ABDs.

--1/13 you are a genius—I can't believe that they release this information publicly! -- Well then, I can go into private investigation if academia fails me :)

--12/17 question: those of you who have been on the job market for a while, should we expect to not hear anything between now and the end of the year with the holidays? --> I believe it depends on a lot of factors. For instance, when does the semester/quarter ends? At Chicago, it ended a week ago, at other places, it still hasn't. Some committee chairs prefer to get this work done along with everything else before the semester/quarter ends, some will only have time for it after it ends and won't hesitate to schedule interviews very close to Christmas break or New Year. It's all over the place, and all depends on intitutional, departmental culture, or even the chair's talent (or lack of) for organization.

-- re above questions: last year a I was rejected on Dec. 23rd after a prelimanry interview 2 weeks earlier that I thought went really well. It ruined my xmas. Don't put anything past them... --> seconded: a few years ago I found out (on the wiki!) that campus interview invitations were sent on either the 22nd or 23rd of December for a job I had skype-interviewed for. They didn't send my rejection until January, but still, this was a committee at an Ivy league school on the semester system). Basically notifications can come at just about any time, but it is often worse for our mental health to pray to hear back on, say, Dec. 23, when that definitely happens but is less common.

-- re above question too: sometimes they don't send answers between interviews and campus visits because things can go wrong and they might need someone from the pool of interviewees for a campus visit (one of the candidates might accept an offer elsewhere).

1/1 question -- How many applications do you think an average position is getting in French&Francophone right now, and about how many of those do you think they select for interviews? --> Not sure about applications, but interviews probably go anywhere from 3-8, and campus visits, 2-5.

-->first round interviews: 8-12 candidates. campus visits: 2-5 (based on first-hand experience with multiple hiring committees). A hiring committee I know of from a couple years ago that sollicited applications broadly from 2 different historical fields got 150 applications, so it is probably safe to say that depending on the specificity of the job ad, applications could range from 50 to 150

-- re:Williams (above) received email today that confirms the above statements. Committee is reviewing dossiers and will make decisions in late December. Then they will contact final candidates for interview in Early Jan. (12/15) [x2]

Poll here: Curious to know if folks who got interviews are ABD or already have your degree completed:

ABD: (x 11)

Degree: (x15)

Poll here: Curious to know how many people applied to everything (anything that could've reasonably fit your profile) and didn't get any interviews? [x4]

12/14 Any news from College of the Holy Cross after first round of interviews? Was anyone invited for campus interview? Nothing yet (12/14) [x1]

- campus visit & interview invitation (12/15)

12/15 Any news from NC State?

-- Applied over 3 months ago, radio silence. -> same, also applied when it was SLA/applied linguistics. Now its for any speciality?? confusing. -- The fact that the ad was fairly general but then had a fairly specific research area randomly listed makes me think it was an ad, comment dit-on, fléché.

12/16 Any news from Dartmouth?-- Nothing yet (12/17)-->Still nothing (12/18)?? Interviews for Dartmouth have already gone out a while back.-->Sorry, to clarify: anyone heard anything about Dartmouth finalist round after the initial Zoom round? (12/20) --> nothing yet! (12/20)-->Still no news? (12/24)

12/17 Any news from University of Montana/DCLCP?

12/21 -- email from human resources, said they would update on the status of application "in the coming weeks"

12/29 CV inquiry/Info request

12/17 Any news from PSU?

12/17 Any news from Tufts?

Nothing from Tufts yet (12/19) (x5)

anything from swarthmore after first round interview? (12/17) --> They said they would contact candidates in early January for early Feb. campus visits. (12/23)

12/20 Anything from Harvard yet? Invited for campus visit on 12/20

12/22 -- Union VAP any news? --> Zoom interview invitation on 12/19. (x3)-- 1/9 Any News since initial Zoom interview?

1/9 -- No news yet since Union interview.-->Same here. No news yet (but my interview was only late Friday afternoon (1/9).

1/11 -- I have an interview with Union scheduled for today.—>a first-round interview? (1/11) Yes.

12/22 -- Georgia State any news? Nothing here (01/10)

12/22 -- UNC Charlotte any news?

-nothing here 12/22

- first round interviews are done. More info will be sent after Jan. 4th

- Am I to assume that lecturer position are basically as competative as TTs right now? Re: I'd think so, especially considering that some of the lecturer positions out there right now (Emory, Tufts) are more attractive than a lot of the TT jobs available. -- Do people getting lecturer interviews have research interests focused on pedagogy? -- two lecturer interviews so far. No pedagogy-focused research but alot of experience in the classroom. -- I'm in French/Francophone Studies, but having one publication on pedagogy in a peer-reviewed journal might have helped me get interviews for lecturer positions over the last two years. YMMV.

1/8 - virtual campus visit invite.

12/22 -- Cincinnati any news?

- nothing here.

-- message from Cincinnati that application now under review (1/3) -- was it a stock email or personal? Didn't receive anything. -- It looked like an automated email from the HR. I would not read too much into it. A few years ago, I received a similar email from a different institution, while a colleague of mine did not. Neither of us got an invitation to interview. -- (1/4) Okay, now I've received the same email... weird. -- (1/5) Same, but just today.

- Contacted for Interview (1/10) [x1]

12/23 -- Any news from Penn after first round interviews? No second round interview notice 1x

12/23 -- Any news from Trinity after first round interviews?

- Invitation for campus visit (12/17)

12/24 -- Interview request from Alfred

1/3--Dartmouth: Has anyone who got a first round interview at Dartmouth heard back yet? --Nothing yet (1/3) [x2]

1/4 Dartmouth- nothing yet -- Still nothing from Darmouth (1/8)?-->Still nothing here (1/8). Nothing here either (1/8). It might be safe to assume that after three weeks indeed: (1) they have contacted their finalists and none are responding here on the wiki; (2) they are inviting the candidates one by one instead of inviting three finalists, moving to the next only if one does not work (e.g.: accept a different position, do a bad job talk/teaching session, etc.), in which case, it might take a while. I am on a search for a different field right now, and we contacted 3 candidates, aware that one or two might not work for the aforementioned reasons, standing ready to contact, one by one, candidate #4, 5, and 6, should we need to. Last, even at Dartmouth, the Dean/Provost might put the search "on pause" because of Covid-19 changes due to Omicron –though that seems unlikely because the search is related to multiple DEI/Black Studies openings, and they were so nice before and during the interview that I would think they would have emailed candidates.-->Knowing some of these Dartmouth folks personally, I'd be surprised if the didn't write a polite email to say "thanks but no-thanks." It could perhaps be #2, though, I suppose. 1/13 - campus visit invite (x2)

1/3 -- Any News from University of North Florida?

-- Invitation for Zoom Interview (12/21) (x4)

1/5 - Has anyone heard from Brown since the first round interviews?--Not yet. They told me it would be 2-3 weeks, so we are still in that window (1/5). (x2) --> campus visit invite (1/8)

1/6 - General interview / campus visit question. In the past I've waited weeks (sometimes months) after the initial zoom interview to receive a rejection email. However, this year I got my first campus invite literally 3 days after the zoom interview. For those of you who have been through this before, is it usually within a few days that of interviewing that you get contacted for the campus visit? (Also, perhaps next year we should have a wiki section for general process questions so that "word on the street" is more streamline and less chaotic??) --> Really depends on the place; I've had campus visit invitations mere days after, or weeks later. --> In my experience, yes, if you get invited to campus, it's within 3-6 days of the initial interview. If it's been 10 days or more, you didn't make it. Once I got a campus invitation 2 hours after the Zoom interview. -->in my experience up to a week would not be unusual to wait (for either campus interview invite or request for more materials), but it feels like with all interviews happening on Zoom now, the timeline is more sped up for some reason? When I was the grad student member of a hiring committee years ago and we did in-pereson MLA interviews, the committee didn't even meet to talk about who to invite to campus until more than a week later (strangely, they did not have that conversation while still together at the MLA, everyone just flew home and set a meeting to talk about it like 10 days later). I could see a search happening in a department that hasn't had a new hire in a very long time thinking of things on this more old-fashioned timeline. Each comittee is its own idiosyncratic entity - but that being said, I do not recommend sacrificing your mental health by holding out hope for an invitation that, given the time lapsed, is unlikely to come (easier said than done!) --> my campus visit from Brown (see above) came almost 3 weeks after the interview. Another visit this round came more than 2 weeks after. Most schools are struggling right now with the start of the semester, with Covid-related policies changing on a weekly basis. --> I had two campus visits this season. One campus invite came almost a month after the Zoom interview and the other came about 2 weeks after. I was told that for the one that took a month, there was a lot of red tape getting the dean to approve the campus visits, etc, so it took them longer than expected to get the approval to invite the candidates.

Anyone got an interview at Delaware? Someone mentioned a rejection back in November but I didn't see any updates regarding interviews (1/6) Thanks!!

1/7 -- Any news from Oglethorpe University?

1/7 -- Any news from Metropolitan State University of Denver? -- Invitation for Zoom interview (1/10) (x2) -- Really, turn around was that quick? only closed 4 days ago... -- I haven't had this happen to me before, but yes, I agree, it was very quick.

1/8-- Any news from Emory since the first round of Zoom interviews? - Nothing yet (1/10)

- Invited for Emory campus visit (1/10)

1/9 -- Any news about Tufts yet? Nothing here yet (1/15) [x2]

1/9 -- How are candidates handling campus visits during the Omicron outbreak and concerns such as indoor dining? Is there a way to communicate concern to a search committee without jeopardizing one's candidacy? --> I think you should be fine. I received emails prior to a November campus visit asking about my level of comfort on that front.

1/10 -- Any news from High Point? - Invited for Zoom interview 1/8 [x2]

1/10 -- Vanderbilt, any news? Nothing here yet (1/15) [x2]

1/10 -- Aiken, any news?

1/12 -- West Virginia invitation for Zoom Interview 1/12

1/12 : Any news from Williams for campus visits after interviews last week? Merci ! —> Nothing here yet (1/12)

1/14: Nothing here from Williams either. During Zoom interview they said they would notify the finalists by the end of last week. Perhaps they have already reached out but people haven't posted about it?

--I've not heard anything either from Williams (1/14)...wondering if the in-person vs. virtual factor is delaying their process? —-> Thank you for the update! Do you mean deciding to invite for campus interview in-person or over zoom? ----> yes exactly. They told me that the pandemic trajectory at the moment would determine whether campus visits were held on campus or via Zoom. -—> thank you!! Fingers crossed!

1/12: Queens University, any updates? Invitation for Campus interview 20 Dec.

1/13: I heard that Swarthmore sent email for campus interview this week.

1/14: Any news about Lehman?

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