Academic Jobs Wiki

This page is dedicated to academic jobs in German. The jobs found here are added by individuals as well as drawn from sources such as the MLA job listHigher Ed Jobs, the Chronicle of Higher EducationInside Higher, and other lists and websites.

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Please add jobs with the following format:

Name of college/university, title/rank, preferred area(s) of specialization, application due date, link to job ad.

As job search progress indicators become available, add the type of information and date. The link to a job description can be deleted after the application due date. After an offer has been accepted, please underline the name of the institution so that we can easily see which positions have already been filled.

For example:

  1. Midwest Dreamland U, asst. prof., 20th C, due 11/1/18
    • writing sample requested by email, 12/1 (x5)
    • phone interview scheduled, 12/15 (x4)
    • MLA interview scheduled, 12/20 (x3)
    • on-campus interview invitation, 1/15
    • offer extended, 3/15
    • offer accepted, 3/25
    • rejection letter received, 4/1

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions []

  1. Amherst C (MA), asst., assoc., or full prof., due 1/5/19, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 1/17
    • Campus interview invitation, 1/29
    • Offer received, 3/18
    • Offer accepted, 3/20 link
  2. C of Charleston (SC), asst. prof., due 12/7/18, link 
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/12 (x4)
    • Campus interview scheduled, 1/11
    • Offer received, 2/4
    • Offer accepted, 2/19
    • Received email indicating search has been completed, 2/20
  3. C of William & Mary (VA), asst. prof., migration, multiculturalism, intercultural literature, due 11/5/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/28 (x4)
    • Campus interview scheduled, 12/11
    • Campus visits posted, 1/27, link
    • Any updates? 2/27
    • Position has been filled (reliable second-hand information)
    • Received email indicating search has been completed, 3/8
  4. Columbia U (NY), asst. prof., post-1700, due 11/5/18, link​​​​​​
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/4 (x2)
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/21
    • Rejection email received after campus visit—position offered to another candidate, 3/6
  5. Cornell U (NY), asst. prof., media studies, pre-1800, due 11/15/18, link
    • MLA interview requested, 12/6
    • Rejection email (no interview) received, 1/17
    • Campus interview invitation, 1/17
    • Rejection email received after campus visit, position has been filled, 3/6
  6. Duke U (NC), asst. prof., due 11/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/28
    • Rejection email received, 12/20 (x5) 
  7. Elon U (NC), asst. prof., due 12/7/18, link
    • Acknowledged receipt of application, 12/13
    • Email acknowledging timeline moving forward, 1/17
    • Rejection email received, 2/1 (x4)
    • Skype interview requested, 2/6 (x2)
    • Campus visit invitation, 2/22
    • Offer made, 3/16, and accepted, 3/20
  8. Emory U/Oxford C (GA), asst. prof., due 10/15/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/15 (x2)
    • Campus interview scheduled (x2)
    • Email rejection after on campus, offer extended to a candidate, 2/25
    • Offer made and accepted, 2/27
  9. Franklin and Marshall C (PA), asst. prof. or instructor, due 11/1/18, link
    • WebEx interview requested, 11/28 (x4)
    • Campus interview requested, 12/31 (x2)
    • Email rejection after on campus, offer extended to a candidate, 2/21
    • Position filled, link
  10. Georgetown U (DC), asst. prof, 20th-Cent Modernism, due 10/29/18, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 11/28
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/13
    • Rejection email received, 12/13 (x5)
    • Offer made, 2/7
    • Offer accepted, 2/15 link
    • Rejection email received after campus visit: an offer has been made and accepted, 2/19
  11. Hanover C (IN), asst. prof., due 2/4/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/13
    • Campus interview requested, 3/11
    • Rejection letter received after campus visit indicating position filled, 4/23
    • Position filled link
  12. Illinois SU, asst. prof., due 11/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/30 (x3)
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/18
    • Offer extended, 2/16
    • Offer rejected, 2/27
    • Offer extended, 2/27
    • Offer accepted, 3/4
    • Auto-generated rejection email received, 3/5
    • Personalized rejection received, 3/18
  13. Indiana U, asst. prof., due 10/15/18, link
    • Additional writing sample requested, 10/29
    • Skype/Zoom Interview requested, 11/15 (x3)
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/17
    • Position has been filled (reliable second-hand information)
  14. Lawrence U (WI), asst. prof., Enlightenment to present, due 11/1/18, link
    • MLA interview requested, 11/20 (x4)
    • Rejection email received, 12/12 (x5)
    • On-campus interview requested, 1/10
    • Received email indicating search has been completed and position filled, 2/25 (x2)
  15. Midwestern SU (TX), asst. prof., due 11/5/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/4
    • Position Filled (Reliable Second-Hand Information)
  16. Pennsylvania SU, asst. or assoc. prof., Holocaust Studies and Visual Studies, open until filled, link; also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
    • interview requested, 11/20 [posted on the Jewish Studies wiki]
    • on campus interviews have taken place
    • Candidate has accepted position (reliable information)
  17. Rutgers U (NJ), asst. prof., post-1945 German lit., due 11/5/18, link
    • MLA Interview requested, 11/20 (x6)
    • On-campus interview requested, 1/13
    • Offer extended, 2/14
    • Offer accepted, 3/1
    • New hires posted link
  18. U of Maryland, asst. prof., environmental humanities, due 11/9/18, link
    • LORs requested, 11/14
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/10 (x3)
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/20 (x2)
    • An offer has been accepted, 3/1
    • When was the offer extended?
    • Educated guess: between 2/15 and 2/22
    • Rejection email received after campus visit—position offered to another candidate, 3/19
  19. U of Minnesota, Twin Cities, asst. prof., due 11/1/18, link
    • LORs requested, 11/14
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/3
    • campus visit invitation, 12/21
    • rejection email received, 1/4 (x3), 1/5
    • Campus visits posted 1/23, link
    • Offer made, 2/8
    • Offer accepted, 2/27 link
  20. U of Mississippi, asst. prof., pre-1800, link
    • Rejection email received, 2/4 (x2)
    • Position filled
  21. U of North Carolina, Asheville, asst. or assoc. prof. of German & directorship of the Center of Jewish Studies, due 11/1/18, link. Also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
    • Review of applications will take place on 12/5 and invitations for skype interviews will follow that [posted by search committee member]
    • Invitations for skype interviews have been sent
    • campus interviews have been finalized
    • Job talks posted [1]
  22. U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, asst. prof., German-Jewish Studies, due 11/2/18, link. Also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
    • Skype interview scheduled, 11/27 (x2)
    • campus interview invitation
    • failed search
  23. U of West Georgia, asst. prof., due 6/27/19, link
    • Offer accepted, 7/16
  24. Washington U (MO), asst. prof., post-1800, due 11/15/18, link
    • Writing sample requested, 12/5 (x4)
    • MLA interviews requested, 12/14
    • Campus interviews scheduled, 1/10
    • Rejection email (no interview), 1/28
    • Offer made, 2/20
    • Offer accepted, 2/27, link
  25. Wesleyan U (CT), asst. prof., Enlightenment, Weimar Classicism, and Romanticism, due 9/7/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 9/26
    • Campus interview scheduled, 10/18
    • Offer received, 11/19
    • Offer accepted, 11/20
  26. Wofford C (SC), asst. prof., ability to teach French/Arabic or gen. ed. in English, due 10/25/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 11/18 (x6)
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/14
    • Offer received, 1/24
    • Offer accepted, 2/5, link

Senior Faculty Positions[]

  1. U of Chicago (IL), assoc. or full prof., open, due 12/1/18, link
  2. U of Massachusetts Amherst, assoc. or full prof., German film and media, academic dir. of DEFA Film Library, due 11/13/18, link
    • MLA interview scheduled, 11/29 (x3)
    • Rejection received, 1/23 (x1) 
      • with or without MLA interview? with
    • Campus interviews have taken place
      • Has an offer been made??? 4/26
      • Has anyone heard anything? 5/1
    • Was an offer made or is this a failed search? 5/28
    • An offer has been made, 6/3

Visiting/non-tenure track/term limited faculty positions[]

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019

  1. Auburn U (AL), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 3/20/19, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 3/21 (x3)
    • Offer extended, 4/1
    • Offer declined, 4/3
    • Offer extended, 4/5
    • Offer declined, 4/13
    • rejection email indicated the search has been completed, 4/21 (x3) link
  2. Bowling Green SU/Salzburg, 1-year interim director, due 7/8/19, link
  3. Case Western Reserve U (OH), 1-yr. lecturer (renewable up to 2 more years), due 5/27/19, link
  4. Colgate U (NY), visiting asst. prof., due asap, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/21(x2)
    • On campus interview invitation, 1/15
    • Offer extended, 2/12
    • Offer declined, 3/1
    • Offer extended, 3/1
    • Offer accepted, 3/4
  5. C of Charleston (SC), 1-yr. adjunct lecturer/asst. prof., review begins 5/3/19, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 5/3 (x3)
    • Rejection email indicating the position has been filled, 5/28
  6. Davidson C (NC), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., review begins 5/27/19, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 5/30
    • Campus Interview Scheduled, 6/5
    • Offer extended, 6/11, and accepted, 6/12
  7. Emory U (GA), visiting asst. prof., due 05/1/19, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 5/3
    • Email indicating that candidates have been selected for an initial round of interviews, 5/3
    • Rejection email received, indicating that an offer has been extended to someone, 5/14
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology, 3-yr. teaching postdoc, due 3/29/19, link
    • Virtual interview invitation, 4/9
    • Offer extended, 4/19 (Will you accept the offer or decline it? Could you kindly inform us? Thanks!)
    • Offer declined, 4/30
    • Offer extended, 4/30
    • Offer accepted, 5/2
  9. Grinnell C (IA), 2-yr. asst. prof., German-Jewish studies, due 2/1/19, link
    • Phone interview requested, 2/21
    • Campus visit invitation, 4/22
    • Offer received, 5/9
    • Rejection email indicating the position has been filled, 5/28
  10. Grinnell C (IA), 1-yr. asst. prof., contemporary German studies, due 2/1/19, link
    • Phone interview requested, 2/21
    • Campus Interview requested
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled 
  11. High Point U (NC), visiting asst. prof., due 12/6/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 1/22(x2)
    • Campus interview requested, 2/9 (x2)
    • Offer extended, 2/28
    • Offer accepted, 3/11
  12. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, temporary faculty in German, due 4/17/19, link
  13. Iowa SU, lecturer of German, extended, due 3/31/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/4 
    • Rejection email received, 5/4  
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled, 6/20
  14. Kennesaw SU (GA), lecturer, due 11/26/18, link 
    • Skype interview requested, 11/30
    • On campus interview invitation, 12/13
    • Rejection email received, 3/28
  15. Luther C (IA), 1-yr. .86 FTE visiting asst. prof., due 3/1/19, link
    • Phone interview requested, 3/10
    • Position filled, link 
  16. Penn State U., 3-year teaching professor, review begins immediately, link
  17. Roanoke C (VA), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof, review begins immediately, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/23 (x2)
    • Offer extended, 5/4
    • Offer accepted, 5/6
  18. Smith C (MA), 1-yr. lecturer, due 3/1/19, link
    • Rejection letter indicating position has been filled, 4/29
  19. Temple U (PA), asst. prof. (non-TT), due 3/22/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/3
  20. U of British Columbia, 2-yr. asst. prof. w/o review (VAP), due 2/20/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/27 (x2)
    • Rejection email received after Skype interview, 3/21
    • Position is filled
  21. U of Central Florida, instructor or lecturer, due 11/15/18, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/6
    • References Contacted, 1/16
    • Skype interview requested, 2/15
    • declined campus interview, 3/6
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled, 3/18
  22. U of Colorado-Boulder, 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 4/15/19, link
    • Invitation to Skype Interview, 4/30
    • Position is filled
  23. U of Denver, 1-yr. visiting teaching asst. prof. of German, potential 1-yr. renewal, due 6/9/19, link
  24. U of Idaho, 1-year lecture or VAP, open until filled, link
  25. U of Manitoba, 3-yr. instructor in German Studies, due 1/4/19, link
    • Position is filled, 3/26
  26. U of Nebraska-Lincoln, asst. prof. of practice, due 2/15/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/22 (x2)
    • Campus interview requested, 3/12
    • Offer received, 4/23
    • Offer accepted, 4/30
  27. U of Notre Dame (IN), 1-yr. visiting asst. teaching prof., due 5/3/19, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 5/7
    • Rejection received indicating that position has been filled, 5/22
  28. U of Pennsylvania, 1-yr. postdoc, due 4/26/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 5/10
    • Position is filled
  29. Wheaton C (IL), 1-yr. visiting lecturer, due 6/21/19, link
  30. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 1-yr. assoc. lecturer of German, due 6/24/19, link
    • Offer accepted, 7/16

Applied Linguistics/Language Coordinator/Pedagogy/Program Director Positions[]

  1. Furman U (SC), asst., assoc., or full prof., applied linguistics, due 11/8/18, link
    • Skype Interview requested, 12/6 (x4)
    • On campus interview invitation, 12/19
    • offer was extended and accepted link 
    • Rejection email received
  2. Indiana U-Purdue U Indianapolis, named chair and asst., assoc., or full prof., German-American Studies and/or applied linguistics, due 11/19/18, link offer was extended and accepted 
    • Position filled, link
  3. Pennsylvania SU, lecturer/ asst./ assoc. teaching prof./ lang. coordinator, due 12/5/18, link
    • Rejection email received, 2/5
    • Campus interviews have been scheduled (x3)
    • Position filled (reliable second-hand information), 4/1
  4. Washington U (MO), renewable lecturer of German (pedagogy specialist), due 4/19/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/23 (x2)
    • Offer extended, 4/30
    • Offer accepted, 5/14

Renewable non-tenure track lecturer/instructor positions[]

  1. Baylor U (TX), lecturer of German, due 10/15/18, link
    • Webex interview requested, 12/6
    • Campus interview invite, 12/21
  2. Boston C (MA), 3-yr. renewable asst. prof. of practice, due 11/1/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/4
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/21
    • Rejection email indicating that the position has been filled, 3/25
  3. Hampden-Sydney C (VA), 1-yr. renewable visiting asst. prof., due 12/3/18, link
    • Skype interview invitation, 1/16 (x2)
    • On campus interview invitation, 1/28
    • declined on campus interview, 2/17
    • declined on campus interview, 2/21
    • Offer extended, 2/27
    • Offer declined, 3/6
    • Email indicating the position has been filled, 4/30
  4. Hunter C (NY), 1-yr. renewable lecturer of German, due 2/6/19, link
    • Skype interview invitation, 2/26 (x3)
    • On-campus interview invitation, 3/28
    • Declined on-campus interview, 4/1
    • Email received indicating the position has been filled, 5/17
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 3-yr. renewable lecturer in German, due 10/1/18, link.
    • Skype interview invitation, 10/12
    • Campus visit invite, 11/3
    • Rejection email received, 1/17
  6. New York U, 3-yr. renewable lecturer in German, due 2/22/19, link
    • Skype interview invitation, 3/5 (x4)
    • email rejection received indicating candidate selected, 5/1 (x2)
  7. North Dakota SU, lecturer, due 7/23, link
  8. Northeastern U (MA), teaching professor in German/writing, due 1/7/19, link
    • Rejection email indicating a candidate was selected, 3/4 (x3)
  9. Tulane U (LA), prof. of practice (non-TT), link
    • Rejection email received, 5/23
    • Rejection email indicating position has been filled, 6/12
  10. U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) position as asst. prof. of German, review begins 1/21/19, link
    • Skype interview invitation, 2/28
    • received snail-mail letter that search has been cancelled 
  11. U of Chicago (IL), senior lecturer, due 3/25/19, link
    • email indicating final candidates have been selected (without interview), 4/23  
  12. U of Chicago (IL), lecturer, due 6/7/19, link
  13. U of Florida, 1-yr. renewable lecturer of German, due 12/1/18, link
    • lor and videoconference interview requested, 12/6
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/20
    • Rejection email received indicating candidate was selected, (after campus-visit), 3/11
  14. U of Kansas (Fort Carson, Colo.), German studies lecturer, no due date given, link
  15. U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1-yr. renewable teaching asst. prof. of German, review begins 3/18/19, link
    • Skype/Zoom interview invitation, 3/30 (x2)
  16. U of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1-yr. renewable lecturer of German, best consideration date, 5/8/19, link
    • Telephone interview requested, 5/13
    • Offer extended, 5/21
    • Offer accepted, 5/23
    • Rejection letter received, 5/24
  17. U of North Carolina, Wilmington, renewable lecturer of German, due 2/15/19, link  
    • Skype interview invitation, 3/1 (x4)
    • Finalists selected for campus interview (inside information)
    • campus interview invitation extended, 3/12
    • campus interview invitation declined, 3/13
    • rejection email received (after campus visit), 5/2
    • Offer made to and accepted by inside candidate (inside information), 5/3
  18. U of Oklahoma, renewable lecturer (post 1945) and basic language coordinator, due 2/1/19, link
    • Skype interview invitation, 2/9
    • Campus interview invitation, 2/18
    • Offer extended, 3/2
    • Offer declined, 3/10 
  19. U of Wisconsin, Whitewater, renweable lecturer of German, due 3/29/19, link
    • Phone interview invitation, 4/22
    • Campus interview invitation, 5/2
  20. Wellesley C (MA), 2-yr. renewable visiting lecturer, review beings 3/8/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/8 (x3)
    • Campus interview invitation, 4/12 (x2)
    • Email received indicating search has been cancelled, 5/10

Part-time/Adjunct Positions[]

  1. Tufts U (MA), part-time lecturer in German lit./culture for AY 2019-2020, link
    • Webex interview invitation 3/9
    • offer made, 3/29
    • offer declined, 4/13

Spring 2019 Positions[]

  1. Bradley U (IL), visting instructor or asst. prof., spring 2019, due 10/15/18, link
    • Phone interview requested, 10/22 (x5)
    • On campus interview invitation, 10/29 (x3)
    • Rejection notification received only after emailing them, position is filled, 1/19
  2. Longwood U (VA), 3-semester lecturer, due 12/7/18, link
  3. Rhodes C (TN), 2-yr. renewable asst. prof., Jan. 2019-spring 2021, due 10/22/18, link
    • Rejection Email received, 12/17 (x5)
  4. U of Chicago (IL), 1-yr. non-renewable lecturer, starting Jan. 2019, due 11/19/18, link
  5. U of Iowa, 1-yr. renewable visiting asst. prof., Jan 2019-Jan 2020, due 11/16/18, lin
    • Position filled, link
  6. Washington and Lee U (VA), 2.5-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 10/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 10/16 (x2)
    • On campus interview invitation, 10/29 (x2)
    • Offer accepted, 11/30, link

Faculty Positions outside of Canada and the U.S.[]

  1. Durham U (UK), asst. prof., due 11/22/18, link 
    • Rejection letter received, 12/19 
    • Notified of being long-listed, 12/19
    • Phone interview scheduled, 1/8
    • Rejection notification received after phone interview, 2/4
    • Offers accepted
  2. Kings C London (UK), 1-yr. lecturer in German and comp. lit., due 6/30/19, link

Multi-Language Faculty Positions[]

  1. Arizona SU, asst. prof., environmental humanities with background in French, German or Italian studies, due 12/4/18, link. Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019 and Italian 2018-2019.
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/10
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/29
    • Rejection after campus visit; position filled, 3/1
  2. Fort Hays SU, instructor of German/Spanish, due 3/18/19, link
  3. U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, non-tenure track renewable as asst. prof. of tech. assisted lang. learning (language of specialization open), due 12/1/18, link 
    • received snail-mail letter that search has been cancelled
  4. U of California Los Angeles, asst. prof., European languages and transcultural studies (2 positions, incl. German), due 11/1/18, link. Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019 and Italian 2018-2019.
    • campus visit scheduled as of 1/15 according to French and Francophone wiki
    • rejection received, 2/24
      • question: rejection without interview? email or snail mail? thank you. 
      • Rejection with campus interview (email)
    • Position filled, link
  5. U of California Santa Barbara, asst. prof., European translation studies, due 11/15/18, link. Also posted at Comparative 2019 and French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019
    • Zoom interview requested, 1/14 (x 2)
    • Campus visits have been scheduled since 2/11 according to French and Francophone Wiki.
  6. U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, asst. prof. Central European Studies, due 11/15/18, link. Also posted at Russian/Slavic 2018-2019
    • Skype interview requested, 11/30
    • Rejection Email received, 12/19
  7. U of Wisconsin, La Crosse, asst. prof. of German and German/French Education, due 4/15/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 4/15; scheduled for 4/19; assuming this search failed. Was emailed by department member that they are now hiring for this Associate Lecturer position, link

Other Germanic Languages[]

  1. Ohio SU, 3-yr. visiting asst. prof., Yiddish Studies, due 2/19/19, link

Other German-Related Faculty Positions[]

NOTE: German History positions are posted at European History 2018-19


Change the count in the category to which you belong. This permits us to have somewhat of an overview on the nature of the market demographics in German Studies. 

ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 7

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 20

PhD in hand (employed full-time; Senior Lecturer; looking for tenure track): 1

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 1

Assistant Professor: 1

Associate Professor: 3

Full Professor: 

Search Committee Member:1


Concerned grandmother:1

Faculty "Job Coach":  


  1. Shouldn't Wofford job be listed under Multi-Language positions? The ad clearly states that the candidate will have to teach German and Arabic or French.
    • Change Made.
    • The original listing now clearly lists the position's secondary requirements
  2. Open rank searches are traditionally listed with the other tenure track positions and not with senior searches. Please check to see if a position is already listed in one of the categories before you add the position.
  3. Is the College of Charleston job a VAP or tenure-track? The word "visiting" is in the posting, but the title is just assistant professor, and the application material, if I'm not mistaken, is much more comprehensive than for the VAP listing they had last year...
    • Received confirmation from the search committee chair that C of Charleston's search is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of German, 10/26
    • Search Committee confirmed that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting tomorrow (12/8) and confirmed Interfolio page for CofC job will remain open into the start of the new year.
    • Communicated with the Chair at C of Charleston about replacing the requested teaching demo with something else. Here's the response: "Although our preference is for a teaching video, the committee does not want to preclude anyone from applying and is happy to accept a portfolio of course evaluations from students and observations from colleagues in lieu of a video." 12/7
  4. Re: Furman U: Per insider information, anyone who is willing and able to contribute to the university's linguistics program is encouraged to apply, this includes German Studies candidates. 
    • Applicants are encouraged to contact the Chair of the search, Linda Bartlett (, to confirm all of their materials were successfully submitted. Furman recently switched to a new computer administration system
    • Due to some technical issues with the aforementioned computer system, the application due date has been extended to November 8. 
  5. Metoo alert on Kennesaw State job. Chair of language department has history of sexual harassment/assault attempts at previous positions. 
    • Bless you for this (x5)
    • Read comment #7 by user "grand forks":
    • Comment refers to this part of the report: "Rice, who met with Mosher and reviewed documents in her case at her request, said a sexual harassment claim Mosher made against a former colleague apparently had "tainted" her reviews, noting that one faculty member had said she voted against Mosher because she didn't want to be called as a witness in a possible legal action. That former colleague, no longer at the university, appeared to give undue weight to some criticisms of Mosher's behavior toward students "in retaliation for his spurned romantic advances," Askim-Lovseth, the former mentor, testified."
    • What are tenured faculty and search committee members doing to protect applicants?
    • I deleted a response that contributes to rape culture on college campuses. 
    • I deleted another response that contributes to rape culture on college campuses. 
    • I sincerely hope the person(s) who keep writing those unwarranted remarks on this discussion board find a new hobby. This is a space for information and transparency. They should learn to keep on scrolling.
  6. RE: The Longwood lecturer job-- I just corresponded with one of the German faculty members and got more specific details on the position beyond those in the ad. I was told to spread the word to other applicants that both faculty members are happy to answer any questions about the position directly.
  7. Wait, so did Lawrence send out MLA invites or not? Receiving mixed signals here...
    • They did. Not sure why it was deleted. I restored it.
  8. The UCLA search has 500 applicants.
    • So you're saying there's a chance (x2)
    • ^ Bless you for the much-needed LOLz today!
    • Apologies for posting 2nd hand info about interviews being held; my information turned out to be false, so I deleted it.
    • candinates accepted their offers (source: departmental email)
  9. Do we know what is going on with the Emory University search?  It seems pretty quiet on that front...
    • I have heard from a reliable source that there is likely an internal candidate, just FYI.
    • I see - that makes sense since there have been absolutely no changes since the job was advertised.  Thank you so much for posting the update!
    • Keep in mind too that there are probably several people on the market lurking without otherwise contributing to this site as well and I imagine the university will still have to go through the hopes of preliminary interviews, etc.
    • Very true...never boring, I guess.
  10. Re: the German-Jewish position at UNC Chapel Hill: Some interviewees thought they were told that they would hear about progressing to on-campus visits by 12/14. But the Wiki hasn't been updated to indicate that anyone has been told. Do any readers know if invites have been sent out? And thanks so much for maintaining this page!
  11. Deleted repeated entry for Northeastern University position.
  12. Re: Rejection letters from Duke: are they post initial interview or not?
    • I received one without having had an interview.
    • Did campus interview invitations go out when rejections were sent out?
    • Did the Duke search fail?
  13. Re: the post-1945 position at Rutgers: have any readers heard back after their MLA interview? The wiki has not been updated to reflect that campus interview invites have gone out but it seems late to hear. Any second-hand info is also welcome!
  14. Congrats to the candidate who accepted the position at Wofford C! (x2!!)
  15. I moved the Iowa State lecturer job because the posting says it's renewable
  16. Why did someone delete all of that information regarding offers and campus visits from the TT postings? What the heck?
    • Not just TT, but like EVERY category! WTF !??!!! This isn't only about you!
    • I've restored it as best I can. I think I got everything!
    • Someone deleted a bunch of stuff again--I just undid that. Not sure what the deal is...
  17. I removed the Wellesley position from the fixed-term listing because it was already (and correctly) listed as a renewable position on this wiki.
  18. OH recently, campus visit between faculty interviewer and candidate in Comp. Sci: Faculty "Wow, you sure have a busy schedule, how many campus interviews would you say you have?" - Candidate "hmm, I'm not sure, I lost track... 18?" - me *stifles scream/mad laughter* #notinmyfield #bebravefriends
  19. I would like to request we either stop posting part-time/ adjunct positions on this site or create a separate category for them. I'm not sure why people have decided this year to include them, but I'm inclined to remove them at the moment.
    • 1. why would you stop posting them and make it harder for people to find the jobs.
      2. we have always posted the jobs to this list, but we have had them in various places on the page
      3. don't we already have a place for them? "Visiting/non-tenure track/term limited faculty positions." We split these jobs off from the renewable non-tt positions a few years ago. 
    • Well, ok, so I've been on the academic job market/ monitoring this wiki since Jan. 2016 and this is the first year in that time where positions that were part-time/ non benefits-eligible have been posted within the wiki (I was under the impression there was an unwritten rule where the jobs on here were exclusively full-time and benefits eligible). I am not, as you're suggesting, referring to one-year positions that are otherwise eligible for benefits and constitute as full-time, as defined by their respective institutions. But to your point of the wiki being a source of information, the primary sources for the job lists are given at the top of the wiki page (all those jobs sites we know and love) and there are many part-time, non benefits-eligible positions on those job sites, which people on this page are not posting. I am proposing to either remove those specific positions, or give them a separate heading indicating they're not full-time and/or not benefits-eligible. But that's also why I suggested it down here rather than deleting them arbitrarily. 
    • I think it's important they are posted. I also think it's important that they're posted in their own category. I suggest: Part-time/Adjunct Positions
    • The category is now available
    • I'm on board with this, but why are the Iowa SU and U Wisonsin-Whitewater positions listed there? In the latter case, the ad specifically says it's full time, and the Iowa SU job is, as far as I can tell, just a normal lecturer job as well.
    • The UWW position lists the position as both part-time and full-time and Iowa SU only has a clear "part-time" listing. I've emailed the contact at UWW and ISU for clarification on the position and am fine having it moved back to the full-time heading if I have some confirmation. Otherwise, the job description seems for those positions seemed ambiguous to me. But if you think those positions definitely belong in the full-time category, I will happily yield to restoring them.
    • I'm fine with whatever the contacts say. I see you're right that the UWW says both full- and part-time. It also says it's a 5/4. So that better be full-time...
    • Pursuant to an email I received from ISU's contact, I've restored the position to the fixed-term category.
    • Pursuant to an email I received from UWW's contact, I've restored the position to the renewable category.
  20. Re: Emory VAP: CV and references due in one PDF to unknown recipient.
    • From a pdf copy of the announcement circulated on a listserve: "Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references in one pdf document by May 1, 2019 to Prof. Peter Höyng, Chair, German Studies Department ("
    • Is the announcement posted anywhere? 
    • I saw it on the WiG-List, but I don't know if it has been posted or advertized anywhere else. 
    • The announcement is posted as a PDF file on the department's website ( under "news". 
  21. I removed the scare quotes around "postdoc" for the GA Tech and Penn jobs. While I appreciate that both jobs have a higher teaching expectation than many postdocs, they are still postdocs, and in some sense far less disingenuously titled than the ubiquitous visiting asst prof. We all do need opportunities to call bullshit on the contemporary job market, but doing it in this way also belittles candidates who are interested in these positions, and who might be thrilled to get them.
    • well said.
  22. Re: Georgetown: Link not actually included. Please include a link or delete.
    • sorry! it should work now.
  23. Re: Tulane: Is there a contact person for the job?
    • There isn't. I'd assume it would be the department head though. There also isn't a deadline listed and the Interfolio advertisement for this position is inconsistent with the ad for this position I saw on HigherEdJobs when I posted it this morning
    • That's what I want to ask
    • Position moved to renewable-lectureship since time limit wasn't indicated. 
    • Unpopular opinion: with the sloppily and hasty way this advertising was set up, it looks like a position for an inside candidate. With this said, I encourage anyone interested wholeheartedly to apply. I applied this morning, giving them the four (4) research statements and five (5) student evaluations they requested and even gave them a cover letter they didn't request in the additional materials. 
    • Sorry, I didn't mean to delete others' comments, but for some reason they were already gone when I came in to add my two-cents to the post. 
    • Seems very tailored to their current VAP...oh well applying anyway
    • I contacted the department chair and he thanked me for pointing out the inconsistency and suggested I go with the requirements that are posted on HigherEdJobs. Of course, you can't submit the application on Interfolio without all the required documents, so you do have to fill up the research statement with 4 documents some way.
  24. Re: Roanoke: I received an invitation to interview for this position yesterday. I indicated as much on the wiki yesterday, as did somebody else, who received a rejection letter from Auburn indicating that position had been filled. Why was this information deleted?