Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Generalist Languages & Literatures advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.


Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

Dean College

Assistant/Associate Professor of English

Applied: 2x (1/11)

Anyone hear anything? (3/1)

- Nothing at all over here (3/1)

Any news? (3/11)

6/16: email notifying of a cancelled search/closed position.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Assistant Professor of English (TT/FT)

Applied: 4X

Any updates? (Not as of 12/1)

12/22 Has this job been cancelled?

12/23: Saw on Twitter that someone accepted an offer for this job. Congrats to them!

Penn State Harrisburg

Assistant Professor of American Literature, Race, and Ethnicity (TT/FT)

Applied: 1X

Any updates?

12/22 Has this job been cancelled? Not sure, but still (1/5) no updates

Portland State University

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Applied 1x (2/19)

Interviewed 3/5

Governors State University

Assistant Professor of English (TT) (Deadline: Nov 1)

anyone heard back? (1/10)

did anyone hear anything at all?

Wiley College (USA:Tx). Assistant Professor of English. Generalist, Interdisciplinary. Open Until Filled (Posted: 26 June 2020). NT. FT. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs. Updates: job post removed from Higher Ed Jobs 8/26/20

National Taiwan University (TWN) - American Literature (2 positions) 

Established in 1928, National Taiwan University is a leading research university in Taiwan with over 30,000 students. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DFLL) welcomes applications for the following faculty positions.

General requirements: Minimum requirements include a PhD in related fields and a strong publication record. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred. All full-time faculty members are required to teach DFLL service courses such as writing, conversation, and (if applicable) Freshman English and also (if applicable) to direct theses and serve on various university and department committees. Some knowledge of Chinese and experience in teaching in a Chinese-speaking environment is a plus. Track Four—American Literature. Two full-time positions preferably in the following fields:

  • Early American Literature to 1865: early colonial, national American literature, Native American studies, early African American literature, or/and Transatlantic studies.
  • 20th– and 21st-century American Literature: modern and contemporary American literature with secondary interests in avant-garde cultural studies and electronic literatures.

Application Deadline and General Information:

Appointment begins on August 1, 2021. All applicants must email a completed application form (available below) together with a cover letter (2 pages at most), a CV, a list of publications, and a link to a 15-minute video on your past and future research interests to by 5:00 pm, September 3, 2020, local time for initial screening. Successful candidates will be asked to provide a substantial dossier and other credentials for further evaluation. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality. We apologize for not being able to return application materials. DFLL appointments are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

International applicants must comply with local labor laws and meet immigration requirements. Other college and university regulations may apply. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Wen-lin Hsueh ( This announcement and other information about our department are also available at

Source: current faculty

Deadline: 3 September 2020 (Taiwan Standard Time, UTC+8)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Generalist (2 positions):  

The Department of Teacher Education is announcing two permanent full-time positions as Associate Professor of Literature and Culture in English.

  • Associate Professor in Children’s Literature and Young Learners
  • Associate Professor in English Literature and Culture

Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application.
The positions are based in the Section of English and Foreign Languages. The Section is responsible for teaching modules as part of the 5-year integrated programme for a Master’s in Primary and Secondary Education.

  • A PhD in literature and/or culture in English is required. Applicants who can document
    that they are in the final stages of their PhD will be evaluated for the position.
  • Teaching experience from teacher education or other relevant foreign institutions of
    education is required.

Source: current faculty

Deadline: 1 September 2020

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

Boston University- Humanities, College of General Studies, Lecturer.

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA).[]

Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Humanities with specialization in Ethnic Studies in the Department of Humanities and Politics. Deadline: Open until filled. NTT. FT.

Assistant Professor of Art: Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY)[]

Lindsey Wilson College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Art to begin August 2021. Responsibilities will include teaching digital art courses and other art courses. MFA or DFA with 18 graduate credit hours in digital art required. College-level teaching experience preferred.  

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, names and contact information for three professional references, unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts (official copies must be submitted prior to hiring), and the online employment application form to Human Resources, Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson St., Columbia, KY 42728 or by email to [[1]].

Online Application For more information visit

Applications received by March 18, 2021 will receive priority.

Professor in English: Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium)[2][]

The Department of Literary Studies has a tenure-track vacancy in the field of Literature in English, to start on 1 September 2021. The position is the equivalent of lecturer in the UK system and assistant professor in the US system, and embraces academic research, teaching, and service. The department looks to hire a scholar whose research focuses on some aspect of post-1800 literature, and who has the capacity to teach and supervise across the period from ca. 1800 to the present.

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (February 18, 2021). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Applied x1

Word on the Street[]