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See also: American Studies 2011-2012

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California State University, Long Beach[]

"Assistant professor in Ethnic U. S. Literatures. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment in English, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or closely related field, with expertise in Ethnic U.S. Literatures. We are particularly interested in candidates with specialization in African American, Latina/Latino, Chicana/Chicano, or American Indian literature."

LINK: Assistant Professor Ethnic U.S. Literatures (English Department)

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1

Request for MLA interview (12/13) X2

I wrote to Ben Blanchard. He said interview candidates have already been called. Better luck next time.

-Thanks for the update. Sigh. Can you call the other SC's for us, too??? :)

Query: do you mean campus visit interviews have been scheduled? Or just MLAs? A: the above indicates MLA interviews--has anyone heard back about campus interviews, though?

Campus Interview Scheduled:

College of William and Mary[]


Entry-level, Assistant Professor tenure-track position: American Literature/American Studies with a special emphasis on Literature of the Americas. Capabilities in Asian-American, Native American, and/or Latino/a literature desirable. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including core courses in American Studies. This is a joint position in English and American Studies. Please post letter and c.v. on Position#FO122W

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 29 and continue until an appointment is made.

Also posted at American Studies 2011-2012

Request for more materials: 11/18 (x4), 11/29, 11/30, 12/3

MLA interview scheduled: 12/23 (x2)

Were MLA interview invitations done by e-mail or phone?

Anyone know whether W&M will be interviewing at MLA for this position?

Any news at all? Nothing.

Anyone here anything new from William and Mary? (12/17)

Candidates invited to campus (2/10)

Offer made (2/18)

Florida State University[]

MLA JIL (11/12):

The FSU English Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor position, tenure-track, to begin in fall 2011. Principal areas of interest may include any of the following: African-American or African Diasporic literature and culture; Latino/a literature and culture; American Multiethnic literature and culture. Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment. Record of publication and /or prospects of future publication are crucial. 2/2 teaching assignment, normally with one graduate course per year. Competitive salary. Letter, CV, writing sample, and dossier to Maxine Montgomery, Department of English, PO Box 3061580, FSU, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580 by December 13.

Also posted at African American 2011

James Madison University[]


"Assistant Professor of English in ethnic literatures of the United States, focusing mainly on literature after 1900. Tenure-track position, to begin Fall 2011. We welcome candidates specializing in Asian-American/Asian diasporic, Latino/a and/or Native American literatures." Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications on November 5. We will interview at MLA.

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Acknowledgement: 11/11 (email) 2/24 (rejection letter saying another applicant has accepted the position)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/5 (phone) X 2, 12/12

Rejection after the MLA: 2/26, sigh.

Campus visit scheduled:

Any word on campus visits? Time line of the search? (1/29) I've heard nothing, you? (2/9) Friend had campus visit, sorry:(( (2/9). Thanks for the update, even if it saddens me. :) Good luck to your friend. (2/9)

Kalamazoo College (VAP)[]

MLA JIL 3/4/11

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a two year visiting position at the assistant professor level. Areas of specialization should include: American Literature from 1865-Present; and multiethnic American literary traditions, particularly Latino/a, Asian-American, and/or African American Literatures. Curricular contributions will include some of the following courses: American Realisms (US Literature 1865-1914); Modernism and Postmodernism (US Literature 1914-Present); and topics courses in the categories “Studies in US Literatures,” “Studies in 20th Century Literature,” and our introduction to the major, “Reading the World.” The position will also include teaching a first-year writing-intensive seminar—the first in the College’s “Shared Passages” seminar series. Teaching load is 2-2-2, during our fall, winter, and spring terms, for a total of 6 courses per year. The person who holds this position will also be expected to supervise several Senior Individualized Projects each year and may act as an academic advisor to both majors and non-majors. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. Ph.D. (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2011) required. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Members of the search committee will conduct phone interviews and will bring finalists to campus during the spring term.

Completed applications received by March 22, 2011 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Send curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a description of scholarly interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of English, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295. For more information about the department, see our home page at

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Lehman College of the City University of New York[]


Post-Colonial and/or Ethnic American specialist to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African and African-American Literature, Latin American and Carribean Literature, Contemporary Urban Writers, Western Traditions, and/or New World Literatures as well as composition.

Deadline: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on 9/29/10 Open until filled with review of CVs to begin on October 29, 2010.

Phone interviews conducted week of 11/30

Search has concluded, according to a rejection letter, which I have received three times at two different e-mail accounts. (I get the message, Lehman.) (2/28) X2

Really, the lousiest form rejection of any of this year's rejections.

Cross-posted at Anglophone 2011

St. Lawrence University (VAP)[]

From MLA JIL 3/4/11:

One-year, visiting position in creative non-fiction and minority American literatures. The successful candidate will teach both levels of our introductory and advanced creative non-fiction writing courses, and will also be expected to offer a literature survey in the candidate’s area of specialty. Ability to offer coursework in early American literature is also desirable. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Preference will be given to candidates with Ph.D. and teaching experience. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature.

Please send a letter of application, a c.v., and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Dr. Sidney Sondergard, c/o Creative Non-Fiction/Americanist Search Committee, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of Applications begins on March 10, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

Cross-posted at CreativeWriting 2011

St. Olaf College (Minnesota)[]


Subfield/description: "'The Department of English seeks an individual with teaching and scholarly expertise in the area of twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature, with emphasis on post WWII multicultural literatures such as Latina/o, Native American, African American, Indian American, and Asian American literatures. Desirable secondary interests include film; transnational literature; and generic, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary approaches"

Deadline: Review of apps will begin October 15 Applications are no longer being accepted according to link.

  • If applications are no longer being accepted, does this mean the search is cancelled or simply that they think they have a sufficient pool? Has anyone inquired?
  • Note from 20-21 c. American (10/30): "I called the department secretary. The search is definitely still on. They have a sufficient pool of applicants."

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 & Film Studies 2010-2011

Any news? (12/13)

Nothing here either (12/13)

  • From 20-21 c. American 2011: "MLA interview scheduled: 17 Dec"
  • Rejection via email (12/21) (x4)
  • Campus Interview scheduled 1/20
  • Position accepted first week of March
  • Congrats!

SUNY College at Old Westbury[]

LINK (Chronicle)

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury, a diverse four-year, public, suburban institution, is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in English commencing Fall 2011. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses either day or evening or some combination in U.S. British Multicultural Literature and some composition to a highly diverse student population and will act as departmental liaison to student English and Poetry societies. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Future graduate teaching in Master of Arts in Teaching program anticipated.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in English required for appointment as Assistant Professor; A.B.D. required for appointment as Instructor. Some college teaching experience required. Composition-rhetoric, creative writing and popular culture experience desirable. Must be student centered with strong service orientation.

Deadline: April 5


Cross-posted at Anglophone 2011 & Generalist 2011

Tennessee Tech University[]


"Full-time, academic (nine month) tenure-track appointment, beginning August 1, 2011.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned PhD in English by the time of appointment from an accredited institution with dissertation or other significant research in any one of the following areas (listed in alphabetical order): Contemporary Literature in English, Ethnic American Literature, Milton or other Early Modern Literature, or Postcolonial Literature. College-level teaching experience required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The successful candidate will be a generalist who will teach general education courses in composition and/or literature, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in literature. Teaching load is 4/4. "

Deadline: Jan. 13

Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011, Modern British 2011, Generalist 2011 & 20-21 c. American 2011

According to Renaissance page, offer made and declined in early March.

Has anyone heard about the Ethnic American Lit position? I haven't heard anything from them -- no rejection, request for more information, nothing.

Tulane U., New Orleans, LA[]

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities beginning in August 2011. We expect to appoint two or three fellows for AY 2011-2012. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. by June 30, 2011 and not before September 1, 2007. They must demonstrate successful teaching experience and an interesting and exciting research agenda. Fellows will be assigned to one of six departments within the School of Liberal Arts: Communication, English, French and Italian, History, Philosophy, or Spanish and Portuguese. Fellows will teach mid-and upper-level courses in their field of expertise, and these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of four interdisciplinary programs: African and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, and Jewish Studies. The teaching load will be one course per semester, with the remainder of the fellows' time devoted to strengthening their research profiles. Fellows must be in residence at Tulane during the tenure of their fellowship. Preference may be given to applicants who intend to make use of Tulane's and New Orleans' rich cultural and archival resources, such as the Amistad Research Center, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, the Latin American Library, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, and the archives of the New Orleans Public Library. The stipend is $45,900 per year, with some funding also available for research and travel.

Tulane University is a privately endowed institution located in New Orleans, one of the world's unique urban centers. The University holds membership in the Association of American Universities and is a Carnegie Extensive Research University. Tulane is composed of nine academic divisions and home to over ten thousand graduate and undergraduate students. The School of Liberal Arts provides undergraduate students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, developing skills of analysis, research, and written and oral expression that will serve them in their chosen profession. Students work closely with faculty who are distinguished research scholars or creative artists and who are eager to engage students in their work. For more information on the School of Liberal Arts please visit the Web site:

Send dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of the dissertation, a few sample titles of courses the applicant would like to teach, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kevin Fox Gotham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 by December 1, 2010.

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011, African American 2011 & Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

University of Arkansas, Little Rock[]

The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latino/a literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and a variety of other courses, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses. Desired secondary emphases include post-colonial and Anglophone literatures, literary theory, and film studies. The applicant will also be expected to serve on committees, assist with departmental advising, and publish in peer-reviewed journals and books.


Deadline: Screening of applications will begin November 19, 2010.

Q: Any news??? A: Nada. (12/19) A2: As per African American 2011 page, MLA interviews have been scheduled. (12/22)

Cross-posted at African American 2011 & Anglophone 2011

University of Chicago[]


"The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship in transnational American literatures from candidates with a special interest in the relation of racial formations to media histories and aesthetics from the colonial period to the present. We welcome applications from scholars working in a specific historical period or across periods, but especially from those who are creatively rethinking ethnic studies and its relation to other fields."

Deadline: Nov. 1

Cross-posted at Early American 2011 & 20-21 c. American 2011

  • Rejected 12/16: "Thank you for your impressive application and for your interest in teaching at the University of Chicago. The transnational American literatures search committee invested a great deal of time and thought in choosing, among a very large number of applicants, those we could invite to join us for interviews at the MLA convention. I am sorry to tell you that we will not be able to pursue your candidacy any further this year. We appreciate your scholarly accomplishment. I hope you'll convey our thanks, as well, to the teachers and colleagues who provided letters of recommendation for you. This is a hard time in our profession, and I wish you the best in your career."
  • From 20-21 c. American 2011: "MLA interview scheduled: 12/15" (x2)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County[]


"Assistant Professor (tenure track) in American Literature prior to the Civil War and/or in US Multi-ethnic literature(s), to begin Fall 2011. Teaching assignment is 2/3 with possibility of teaching in a variety of interdisciplinary programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Cross-posted at Early American 2011

Notification received: via USPS (10/28) (x2)

University of Montana-Missoula[]

From MLA JIL (11/12):

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ethnic American Literatures to begin fall 2011, pending approval. Normal teaching load is five courses per year. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment, with specialization in African American, Asian American, Latina/Latino, Chicana/Chicano, or Native American literatures, and Critical Race Theory. Send letter of application, CV, writing sample of relevant work, short statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of professional recommendation to Jill Bergman, Chair, Department of English, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812. Applications will be reviewed from Dec. 1 until the position is filled.

Cross-posted at African American 2011

ACK via email (12/7)

Q: Any news on interviews? (12/20)

A: MLA interview scheduled via phone (12/27) (x3)

Rejection (1/3) x1

Q: Has anyone received an invitation for a campus visit ( or know their timeline?) A: (sort of) I have not received any further contact after MLA interview, but they made it seem as though they'd get back to folks sometime after this week.

thanks- great to know! (1/19)

Campus visit scheduled: (1/25, via phone)

Virginia Commonwealth University[]

Tenure eligible assistant or associate professor in field of "Ethnic Literatures of the United States with a focus on historical contexts" (one area in search for 4 separate postions). See VCU's Position Announcement for further details.

The application review process will begin on October 20, 2010. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to November 25, 2010. We will be available to interview at the MLA conference.

Any news on MLA interviews? (12/17) A: MLA Interviews scheduled today via email. (12/17)

Rejection after the MLA:

Campus visits scheduled: 1/25.

  • Heard second hand that offer was extended and accepted the first week of March.

Also posted at African American 2011, Film Studies 2010-2011 & Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2010-11

Walsh University[]


Walsh University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track position in English at the level of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2011. English generalist specializing in at least two of the following areas: post-colonial literature, contemporary literature, and/or multicultural American literature. Minimum of two years higher education experience teaching literature and composition at all levels. Administrative experience and/or interest preferred. Ph.D. by August 1, 2011 required.

Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University.

Applicants should upload a letter of application; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three letters of recommendation to:

Materials that cannot be attached online may be sent to Debbie Phillips, Faculty Secretary, Walsh University, 2020 East Maple St., North Canton OH 44720.

Deadline: 4/15/11

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Offer made: yes, second-hand report (7/8)


California State University, Northridge[]

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

PhD in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, English, or closely related fields, with an emphasis or a demonstrated interest in Asian American and Pacific Islander Literatures and Cultural Studies. Tenure Track. Degree expected prior to August 17, 2011. Evidence of teaching and research excellence, an understanding of Asian American Studies as a disciplinary field and a commitment to providing service to the Asian American community required. LINK: tenure-track, assistant professor position in Asian American and Pacific Islander Literatures and Cultural Studies

Deadline: Primary consideration given to applications postmarked by December 10, 2010

Any word on this one? (1/19)

I haven't heard anything...I wonder what's taking them so long? (2/2)

Harvard University[]

From MLA JIL (10/1):

The English Department at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Contemporary American literature with a special interest in Asian American Literature. . . Finalists will be expected to submit in December the entire dissertation or as much of it as is completed (or, alternatively, a book-length publication). The successful candidate will teach four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Send cover letter, CV, 1-2 page abstract of dissertation, 3-5 letters of recommendation, and article-length writing sample (25-30 pages, excluding footnotes), all postmarked no later than October 29, 2010, to "Contemporary and Asian American Literature Search Committee," c/o James Simpson, Chair, Department of English, Harvard University, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138. Late applications will not be considered.

See also: Ad in Chronicle

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Acknowledgement: 11/23 (mail)

New York University[]

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University announces a tenure-track position in Asian American and/or Asian Diaspora Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2011, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates should hold a PhD in social science, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies. The department welcomes cross-disciplinary and comparative approaches, and innovative scholarship and teaching.


Deadline: November 15, 2010

Cross-posted at Comparative 2011 & U.S. History, 2010-2011

-heard from secondary source that they scheduled c. 8 phone interviews

-heard from secondary source that they scheduled campus visits for feb.

Do you know how many campus visits there are?

Definitely 3 but there's a 4th (local) candidate they're considering as well.

any news on whether they have made an offer yet?

Pomona College (CA)[]

From MLA JIL (9/24):

"Assistant Professor of English: Asian Diaspora. Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in literature relevant to histories of contact/migration between Asia and the Americas. We welcome interdisciplinary scholarship and ped...agogy. Attractive secondary interests include drama and performance studies, postcolonial or transnational literary theories and comparative diaspora studies. Ability to teach in the nineteenth century is also a plus. PhD in hand or expected by September 2011. Department faculty teach two courses per semester, and are eligible for a one-year junior research leave, regular sabbatical leaves, and generous research support. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and project outline to"

Deadline: complete applications received by October 15 will receive full consideration.

  • Acknowledgment: hardcopy letter (rec. Oct 27) - Letter states that requests for additional materials will happen by late Nov., and MLA interviews to be scheduled by third week of Dec.
  • What do they mean by project outline? A: I would guess a dissertation or book abstract.
  • request for further material (hard copy letter received 10/30) (x 4)
    • Q: For those who received requests for materials on 10/30: Did you submit your initial application early or close to the Oct. 15 deadline? (I'm just wondering if requests are rolling).
  • Interview scheduled (via email) 12/9 (x2)
  • Any news re. campus visits? Or the timeline for call backs for this position?
  • I heard that candidates have been invited to campus 2/5

Cross-posted at Early American 2011 & Comparative 2011

Purdue University[]

Requirements: Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in Asian American Studies, Anthropology, History or Sociology, and a record of scholarly research on Asian Americans. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Asian American Studies and the tenure home department, which will be one of the departments of Anthropology, History, or Sociology. The teaching load is two courses per semester, with the possibility of a course release for administrative duties. The successful candidate will be expected to assume, eventually, the directorship of the Asian American Studies Program. Purdue is a partner in the Asian American Studies Consortium within the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) a collaborative consortium of Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago and University of Illinois Chicago.

Application: Review of applications will start by November 15, 2010, but the position will remain open until filled. Send letter of application, CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Asian American Studies Search, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Room 1289, Beering Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907"

Cross-posted at U.S. History, 2010-2011

Anyone heard anything here? I received confirmation of receipt and HR docs promptly, then nothing? Have interviews been scheduled?

still nothing. anyone else? (1/8)

Phone interviews scheduled for 12/14, heard nothing since.

Syracuse University[]


"Syracuse University's English Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Asian American Literature. This position enhances our strengths in American literature and supports the development of an Asian American Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of appointment. Please send a letter of application and a CV by 1 November 2010 to Professor Susan Edmunds, Asian American Search, English Department, HL 401, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244. All candidates must also submit these materials online at the HR site:"

See also: Ad at HigherEdJobs

  • Request for writing sample (via email) 11/18
  • Request for phone interview (via email) 12/8
  • MLA interviews scheduled 12/14
  • Campus visits scheduled: 3/7 campus visits completed; deliberations on candidates ongoing
  • Offer made and accepted

University of California, Berkeley[]


"TENURE TRACK APPOINTMENT IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES (Search#1249D) Pending budgetary approval, the Asian American Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment. We seek scholars engaged in historical research, cultural studies, transnational studies, diaspora studies, and/or media studies. Areas of specialization are open. The hire will have teaching responsibilities in the Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies undergraduate programs, and in the Comparative Ethnic Studies Ph.D. program."

Applications are due by Monday, November 8, 2010, for a start date of July 1, 2011. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample or publication, supporting evidence of teaching quality (if available), and names of 3 referees with contact information. Applications may be submitted to:

4 Candidates invited for campus visit (all but one was at Associate level)

Cross-posted at American Studies 2011-2012

University of Connecticut[]

The University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/beginning associate professorship in Asian American History beginning August 23, 2011. The position will be a joint appointment between the Asian American Studies Institute and the History Department, the tenure home of the appointment. The teaching load will be equally split between the Institute and History, and will include Asian American studies, Asian American history, and U.S. history courses. Minimum Qualifications: completed PhD in Asian American history; demonstrated excellence in research and teaching; strong interest in graduate teaching and mentoring. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Preferred Qualifications: research specialization in migration, immigration, diaspora, transnationalism, and/or comparative race/ethnicity; demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience; if currently associate professor, promoted within the last three years. Position is at the Storrs campus. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach at the campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Hartford. The salary and rank of the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and a sample published article or research paper through the University's online applicant system, Husky Hire, at (Search # 2011038). Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Asian American History Search, History Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2103. Applicants who submit materials by October 29, 2010, will receive preference in the screening process. The University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

Cross-posted at U.S. History, 2010-2011

Utah Valley University[]

From MLA JIL (10/29):

The Humanities Program at Utah Valley University, located in Orem, Utah, is seeking a competitive scholar in art or literature related Asian Studies for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for the Fall of 2011. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and must be able to apply his or her expertise to the teaching of the appreciation of various art forms. Ph.D. or equivalent professional preparation preferred. College teaching experience required. The application deadline is January 5, 2011. Please initially submit only a cover letter and detailed CV online at

West Chester University (PA)[]


Tenure-track "position in Asian American Literature, period open. . . The position will involve teaching courses in Asian American literature, consistent with the candidates area(s) of specialization; core courses for our English majors; and first-year writing. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by August 1, 2011 that demonstrates primary specialization in Asian American Literature. Our preferred candidate will demonstrate interest in assuming a leadership role in developing new courses within the English Department. The teaching load is 4/4 with two courses each semester in general education writing, which requires demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in writing pedagogy. Interest in innovative course design and delivery is also sought. . . Secondary areas of interest might include one or more of the following: transnational culture and migration studies; translation studies; multiculturalism and teacher education; rhetoric and composition; other American literary traditions."

Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2010, and continue until position is filled.

  • Request for MLA interview (via email) 12/13
  • Informed that campus interviews had been scheduled, via email on 1/21 (and I wasn't one of them)


Arizona State University[]


"Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Literary/Cultural Studies (Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Position) Required: PhD in English, Spanish, Comparative Literature, Ethnic Studies or a related field; demonstrated college‐level teaching experience; record of student mentoring and of ongoing research and publications in field appropriate to rank sought. Teaching load is 2/2 with significant research agenda; opportunities for teaching are at undergraduate, MA, and PhD levels. Desired: Comparative Ethnic, Transnational, or Global research perspective."

Deadline: Application deadline: (No faxes or emails accepted) November 12, 2010, if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed.

Phone interview (12/3) X 2

Any word on campus visits or an offer? Two campus visits already happened. Offers??

Bryn Mawr[]


"tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2011 in Contemporary American Literatures who emphasizes comparative ethnic perspectives. We seek a candidate with expertise in Latino/a and Chicano/a literature and culture in conjunction with other fields of ethnic study. Successful applicants will engage in larger scholarly and curricular conversations about the turn towards transnationalism in literary studies."

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

Does anyone have a contact there who might know whether a Latino/a studies that is NOT Chicano/a studies would have a shot? Thoughts? A: Doubt it.

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011

Claremont Graduate University(CA)[]


"tenure-track joint appointment in Cultural Studies and English . . . The ideal candidate will have strong scholarly credentials in some area of Latina/Latino Studies as well as 19th Century American Literature and Cultural and Literary Theory."

Deadline: October 15, 2010 November 1

Cross-posted at Early American 2011 & Comparative 2011

Interview Scheduled for early December (11/10). Apparently there will be ASA interviews and campus interviews but no MLA interviews.

East Carolina University[]


"tenure-track assistant or associate professor specializing in Latino/a literature, to begin August 15, 2011."

Deadline: Screening begins November 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Does anyone know if they are doing MLA interviews?

Got an email that this one has been suspended due to a hiring freeze in the English Department. (1/21)

I checked the website and there is no sign of this cancellation. Anyone else have info?

Notre Dame (University of)[]




  • Thanks for the update!
  • they were really inconsiderate! They already knew before the Oct 1 deadline that Limón was being hired. They hired the limón, and sent the candidates to eat a hot radish. Really unprofessional on their part.

"Assistant Professor, Latino/Latina literature. Concentration in any period, but preference given to candidates able to teach courses in 20thand 21st-century writing."

Deadline: Application review begins Oct 1, 2010, and continues through October

Searches in 20-21 c. American, Early American 2011, African American also advertised.

Pitzer College[]

'tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2011 in 19th and 20th Century American Literature, with a specialization in Chicana/o-Latina/o literatures."


Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

Cross-posted at Early American 2011  &  20-21 c. American 2011

Acknowledgement: EOE Survey (11/8 email)

MLA Interview scheduled 12/10

Rejection after the MLA:

Campus visit scheduled:

Q: Any word on campus visits? Time line? (1/23)

Offer was made to a candidate as of 2/21

University of New Mexico[]


"tenure-line assistant professor who specializes in American, Chicano/a, and southwestern literary and cultural studies from the Progressive Era (1910s) to the present. Desirable secondary qualifications include expertise in interdisciplinary methodologies and critical regionalisms, though we prefer projects that are decidedly literary.

The teaching responsibilities associated with this position will include -but not be strictly limited to- our Chicano/a literature sequence (sophomore- to M.A.-level courses), as well as our lower-division American Literature surveys (both early and late) and upper-division historical survey of literary criticism and theory. Courses typically taught by members of UNM's literature faculty range from sophomore level introductions to Ph.D. seminars. The teaching load is 2/2."

Deadline: The search committee will begin to review applications on December 7, 2010 and continue the screening process until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by telephone.

FYI: This will likely be an inside hire. Q: How do you know?

I'm not the original poster, but a colleague went to grad school at UNM and still keeps in touch with some of the people there and said the same thing. Check out the VAP--there's definitely merit to the inside hire. A: Thanks for the info.

Q. Thanks for the info, but what does VAP mean? VAP= visiting assistant professor.

Q. Any new news on this search? A: Second-hand info from a source close to the search committee chair says that the inside hire rumor, while certainly not without merit, is also in no way definite. The VAP is a smart and well-connected individual but also may face serious competition from better-qualified or more well-suited candidates. This source also claims that a first round of rejections were sent out in December.

I haven't received my rejection notice yet. Guess they're waiting till the spring term fervor dies down? 1/16)

1/26 - Three finalists have been selected, and the inside candidate is one of them.

Campus visit(s) scheduled

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure if the last two comments go together (is the last one just a category for people to write in when they have scheduled their visits?). So, have the candidates actually been contacted and campus visits scheduled?

Yes, the campus visits have been scheduled. 3 people.

Thanks, though this means I'm out. Too early to start pouring one out?

Never too early, it's 5:00 somewhere...

Whittier College - two-year Mellon postdoctoral position in English[]

*NOTE: advertised in MLA JIL (2/4)

  • The Whittier College Department of English Language and Literature is offering a two-year Mellon postdoctoral position with a 2-2 load and possible conversion to full-time tenure track (with a 3-3 load). The primary emphases will be on Chicano/Chicana literature and Creative Writing, especially fiction, with a wide range of possible additional teaching interests including California Literature and/or Multi-Ethnic Literature. The Department seeks candidates prepared to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses to a very diverse student population. Participation expected in first-year writing and college-wide interdisciplinary and team-taught programs, especially as a participant in a new Center for Collaborations with the Arts. MFA or PhD and publications preferred. Also suitable for ABD students.
  • Whittier College is a liberal arts college in the Los Angeles area with a widely diverse student body and strong emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to diversity, and we seek applications from members of under-represented groups.
  • Our review of applications will begin immediately, and we will interview at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies in Pasadena, March 30-April 2, or by telephone. Please send vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and dossier to Sean Morris, Chair, Department of English, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St., PO Box 634, Whittier CA 90608.
  • Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

Willamette University (OR)[]

"tenure-track position specializing in Latina/o Literature. Ideal candidates will have the Ph.D. with publications and a strong commitment to teaching. Desirable sub-fields include other American Ethnic literatures, transnational literature, film, or creative writing."


Deadline: Nov. 8

acknowledgement: email (11/5)

dossier request (11/24) x 6

Any news on this one? Nope. Nothing here since I turned in the writing sample on 12/1. Anyone else? A: Nothing here as well; not since 11/29. (x2)

Request for MLA interview (12/13) X 4 Q: Did they contact you by phone or emal or snail mail? A: By phone.

Q: Guess the rest of us, who sent in writing samples, are outta of it? A: I'd assume so. best of luck (for what it's worth!) Thanks :-)

Campus Interview Scheduled:

Position filled by NYU grad 2/22

Native American[]

Arizona State University[]


Assistant or Associate Professor of Indigenous American Literatures

Deadline: November 9, 2010, or weekly thereafter until search is closed. Reading of applications will begin a week after deadline.

Anyone else applying for this position? yes.

Any news on this one? (12/2). No, would be nice to be in that Sunshine, right now (12/3)

Acknowledgement e-mail 12/9

I'll bet the SC looks to an advanced professor. (12/8)

What's the scoop on this position? (12/29) I haven't heard anything since 12/9 (1/18)

Interviews, anyone? Any news? (2/18)

'2/22: e-mail received from Simon Ortiz, search chair: '"...we have just learned that the University has decided to defer this search until the fall. Once the position is reposted, we welcome your application again." No reason given for this deferral.

I thought his girlfriend was the search chair?

  • Likely it is the same reason virtually every other search at ASU has been cut this year: budget issues.

University of Michigan[]

Open-Rank Professorship in Native American Literature


Deadline: Oct 1, 2010

email notification sept. 25

Anyone else apply for this job? Yes. No word on an interview as of 10/29 at 1:00 PM Central time. (We were to be informed by the end of this week).

Received a respectful rejection letter via e-mail: 11/2

Was told in ASA interview that candidates would hear back in two weeks to two months.

They're looking for a tenured prof. and are in the process of putting together a proposal for one particular candidate

University of Oregon[]

"tenure-track assistant professor in Native American Literature and Culture"


Deadline: Nov. 5, 2010

Anyone heard anything on this one? No (11/19, same poster 12/2). No (12/8)

I too have yet to hear anything. (12/3).

MLA is coming up, it would be relief to hear something.(12/7)

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 (x3) Q: Phone call or email? A: Phone call, followed by email.

MLA interview (1/9)

Rejection after the MLA:

Campus visit scheduled:

Any notification of campus visits? (1/16) Nothing here--still waiting. (1/19) Still waiting here as well. (1/28)

Knock-knock! Any news, anyone? (2/5) Offer made and accepted (2/10). By who, a nationalist?

Yet still no rejections mailed/emailed/or phoned. Nice. (2/22)

Mail rejection (to non-nationalist in Feb.)

Yes, the job went to a nationalist. (3/21)