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*Confirmed: I asked them directly and they confirmed that they were not holding any interviews at AAR
 
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*Does anybody have any idea what's going on with this search??? (x3)
 
*Does anybody have any idea what's going on with this search??? (x3)
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*Live in Chicago area, met with Dean who then requested additional materials. She said no shortlist til Feb or later. (12/1)
   
 
==='''University of Chicago''' - History of Religions===
 
==='''University of Chicago''' - History of Religions===

Revision as of 17:19, 8 December 2010

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Religious Studies 2010-2011

See also Biblical Studies 2010-2011 here & Jewish Studies and/or Israel Studies 2010-2011.

Users

Would it not be better to organize this wiki in categories, e.g. History of religions/Christianity etc.?

I don't think so. Some of our specializations span several categories. (x3)




Just out of curiosity, how many people are using this site? 83

How many people using this board have had at least 1 phone/skype/conference interview? 25

How many interviews did you have at the AAR?

  • applied but did not receive any interviews? x5
  • one interview? x10
  • two interviews? x6
  • three interviews? x3
  • four interviews? x3
  • more than four interviews? x4

How many have interviews scheduled for SBL?

  • did not receive any interviews? x1
  • one interview? x2
  • two interviews? x4
  • three interviews? x2
  • four interviews?
  • more than four?

How many interviews does the average department shedule at SBL? If you get an interview, does it mean the pool has been narrowed to 5? 20? 40? Just curious. A: Typically 10-15. 20 would be unusually high.

How many people using this board have had at least 1 campus interview (or have one scheduled)(in 2010-11 season)? 9

How many people using this board have had at least 1 job offer?

How many of those who have had interviews already have tenure track jobs (or are tenured)? x3

How many of those who have received an offer already have a tenure track job (or tenure)?

How many already had tenure but were laid off for financial reasons?

How many on this list are ABD? 15

How many users are junior faculty in tenure-track positions who are back on the market? x2

Anyone apply to and hear from either Marymount U or Marymount Loyola University? 1 (LMU)

How many people here are seriously pissed off and frustrated? x2

And who here is seriously sick of the whining about internal candidates?


Abilene Christian University - Asst/Assoc in Bible (NT or OT; formerly listed as Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

  • Deadline 11/5
  • "All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ" (from ACU website).

Arkansas Bible College - Dean of Religious Studies and Christian Leadership

  • Deadline: "Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled"
  • Preference will be given to ordained clergy with significant preaching and congregation experience.

Asbury Theological Seminary - New Testament

  • Deadline 9/19
  • Contacted by search committee via email on Oct. 4--doctrinal responses requested
  • Snail mail rejection letter received 10/8.
  • Email that application "still in process" (10/6). No rejection letter...yet.
  • I was originally shortlisted (by email, Oct. 4), but have now been eliminated (by snail mail, Oct. 15), so I would assume they have created a list for conference interviews.
  • I received the "still in process" email but have not yet received a rejection letter or an interview request as of 10/25. Scratch that. Email rejection 11/4. (x2)

Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary - Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

  • Deadline 9/1
  • Received an e-mail "releasing" me, 10/14 - I appreciate the prompt notice.
  • E-mail indicating that they "released" about half of their applicants, 10/21. Should receive another update in 2 weeks.
  • Email, 11/5, "releasing" me.

Austin College - Critical Theological Studies

  • Deadline 9/17
  • AAR conference interview (email), 10/22 x3
  • Any additional info on the state of this search?
  • At AAR they said they would be contacting people for on-campus visits in late November or early December, so it may be a few more weeks before candidates are notified. (x2)
  • Received invitation for on-campus interview. (11/30)
  • Anyone received a rejection letter or know if they're notifying others? Good question! No rejection yet either.

Avila University - Religious Studies/Global Studies

  • Screening begins 10/15
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a background in Catholic Studies, with additional preferences in Religious Studies with a global emphasis and/or Comparative Religion
  • Received snail mail acknowledgement 10/4
  • Rec'd snail mail ack 10/21 (x2)
  • Did they interview at AAR?
  • Received request for phone interview 11/3 (x3)
  • Has anyone who had a phone interview heard anything about on-campus interviews? I think they said they were going to try and bring people out shortly after the Thanksgiving Break.
  • 11/24: At the end of my phone interview, they said that they would notify applicants after Thanksgiving Break. They plan to move quickly, bringing the finalists to campus in December 2010.

Bangor University (Wales) - Religious Studies and/or Theology

  • Seeking to make 2 or 3 appointments in the areas of Religious Studies and/or Theology for one year in the first instance with a view to extend some of the posts for a further 2 years
  • The successful candidates will commence September 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Deadline 8/27
  • Where was this job posted?
  • I didn't put it here but I did see the job posted on http://www.jobs.ac.uk

Baylor University -- World Religions

  • Baylor had several interviews at AAR. Has anyone received word from them since?
  • nope, no word. 11/17
  • received an email today indicating that two candidates have been invited for campus visits (11/29)

Beeson Divinity School of Samford University (Alabama) - History and Doctrine Theologian

  • Received snail mail ack in early October (x3)
  • Screeing underway and continues until position is filled
  • Must be evangelical Christian
  • Does anyone have any updates? Their acknowledgment letter said they were trying to fill the position by the end of the fall term.
  • At least one campus visit has been arranged.
  • Snail mail rejection letter (12/4) Another candidate has been hired.

Boston College - Latin Patristic Theology

  • Deadline 10/20
  • Ack by email (10/12)
  • this is a done deal ... they want a major Catholic scholar full professor level ... not hard to guess who ...
  • I have friends on the faculty at BC. If this is a done deal, it would be news to them.
  • let's see ... I am very (!) confidente that I am right

Boston University - Christianity in Modern Context

  • Deadline 10/5
  • 9/29 ack by by email
  • 10/15 ack by email (3)
  • anyone contacted for AAR interview yet?
  • rec'd rejection by email (10/22); it said they got over 170 apps (x16)
  • I liked the bcc'ed mass email. Classy.
  • contacted for AAR interview (10/22) (x5)
  • To those of you interviewing, what are your fields? The job title is odd and the ad was unusually broad. Just curious what they're looking for.
  • A: Anthropology
  • A: American religious history x2
  • SEARCH CANCELED. Email received that BU pulled funding for this position just this morning. (10-29)
  • Wow. Condolences to all of you who had interviews for this.
  • I just hope that no one made plans to attend the AAR just for this interview.
  • Yep, I made plans to attend the AAR just for this interview. So, in addition to losing my only chance for a job this year, I also lost $650 (for last-minute airline and hotel cancellation and AAR registration fee).
  • I'm so sorry. I'm sure the committee is frustrated, too.
  • That's awful.
  • Communication from dept was very kind, even when informing about canceled search.

Brown University - Religions of South Asia (Hinduism)

  • Deadline 10/15
  • 10/4 ack by by email
  • anyone get an invite for an AAR interview yet?
  • any word on this job? I never even received an acknowledgement of receipt.
  • yeah, neither did I. I eventually emailed the administrator, who apologized for not contacting me to acknowledge receipt - but confirmed that they'd gotten my materials. Other than that, no further word.
  • did they conduct AAR interviews?
  • heard from an inside source that they were aiming to have a shortlist by Nov. 15th
  • heard from a colleague at the AAR that the committee asked her/his references for letters
  • Any further word on this position? Have they scheduled on-campus interviews (or held them)? (11/30)
  • heard from the professor that the insider has sought the prof's recommendation..the insider has been working in a different department, though, for many yrs

California Lutheran University - Christian Ethics

  • Deadline 10/15
  • ack by email 10/13
  • my email ack (also 10/13) said expected to have top 10 apps during Nov., w/ phone interviews shortly thereafter
  • Anyone heard anything? Not yet (11/10)
  • December 1 today...any news of top 10 apps in Nov?
  • No word here (x2, but a friend told me he found out he's out)

Campbell University Divinity School - New Testament

  • Deadline 10/1
  • Acknowledge reciept of application via snail mail - 10/9, 10/21
  • Email invitation for SBL interview (11/1)
  • Rejection letter 11/9/2010
  • If I may, what did the rejection letter state? That they had narrowed their list, or what?Yes, they were "Narrowing" the search.
  • Any idea how many applicants and how many received interviews?

Canadian Mennonite University - Theology / History of Christianity

  • Review of applications begins November 30, 2010
  • email that application has been passed on to the committee

Carroll College - Moral Theology

  • Due 09/21
  • Interviewed at AAR, said they were bringing people to campus before Thanksgiving
  • At least one of their three has been called for an on-site interview (11/17).

Centenary College of Louisiana

  • Tenure Track, Asst Professor - Specialization not given
  • Deadline - 12/1
  • Acknowledgement of application 12/2, with detailed timeline: shortlist by January, campus visits in February, selection by March
  • Acknowledgement stated almost 200 applicants --12/3

Centre College - Islam

  • Deadline 10/1
  • Interviews were held at AAR
  • Any further updates? Have they shortlisted candidates for campus interviews?
  • no news (11/18)
  • heard thru mutual friend of a campus invite

Claremont-McKenna - World Christianity or History of Christianity

  • Deadline 10/1
  • Received invitation for AAR interview by phone followed by email (10/21)
  • anybody get a rejection yet?
  • nope
  • according to someone with access to the search committee, all invitations for AAR interviews have been extended.
  • does anyone know if they have an inside candidate?
  • Any further updates?
  • Have they scheduled campus interviews?
  • They said during prelim interview that they wouldn't finalize the list for on-campus interviews for a few weeks. I took that to mean that notification will arrive around Thanksgiving.
  • Any news on the short list for campus interviews? 11/26

Clemson University - New Testament

  • Deadline 9/15
  • 9/13: Acknowledged receipt of application
  • News as of 10/24?
  • Request for SBL interview (10/29) (x3)
    • How was request received? (E-mail, snailmail, phone call ...?)
    • Email

Coe College - Non-Western Religions

  • Deadline 10/1
  • 10/1: Email acknowledged receipt of application
  • 10/24: Friend Noted that he received an invite to interview at AAR
  • 11/10: heard of a campus interview that has been scheduled
  • Just one has been scheduled or does anyone know if they have scheduled all campus interviews?

Colby College: One Year Faculty Fellow, Jewish Studies

  • Deadline 11/15

College of the Holy Cross - Systematic Theology (Reformation to 20th Century)

  • Deadline 10/1
  • Invitation to interview at AAR via snail mail received 10/18
  • Rejected by snail mail 10/15
  • Have they scheduled campus interviews?
  • Yes--friend of a friend got a call
  • They said they would arrange some phone interviews for those who didn't come to AAR. Can I ask if your friend's friend was actually invited to a campus visit or was it a phone interview?
  • Official rejection letter post-AAR interview received on 11/12
  • I know of a candidate who has received an invitation for an on-campus interview.

College of Charleston - African American Religions

  • Deadline 10/8
  • 10/17: Snail mail acknowledgement of application
  • Invitation for AAR interview, via email (10/21)
  • 11/10 Snail mail acknowledgement of application
  • Anybody have any updates or thoughts on CofC? I had an interview at the AAR and thought it went well, but I don't think they are going to notify anyone about campus visits for another month.
  • heard they are still reviewing apps. they reposted their ad after AAR--so that might also be the delay. i applied after AAR and my app is currently under review.
  • where did they repost?
  • A friend has been contacted for an on campus interview (12/3).
  • I have a campus interview too. I wonder how many they are bringing to campus.

College of St. Benedict/St. John's University - Church History

  • no given deadline, but email said they would determine interviews by mid-October
  • Any news about interviews for this position? (10/27)
  • 10/28: received email invitation for AAR interview
  • What questions did they ask you at your AAR interview?
  • Any news regarding on-campus interviews? (11/23)
  • A friend has on on-campus interview there in early December.

Columbia University [Center for Buddhist Studies] - Associate Research Scholar in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

  • Deadline 10/7
  • Just a guess, but there are enough people around there fitting the description that I wonder if there's an inside candidate.

Creighton University Theology

  • Deadline 10/01
  • Request to upload CV 10/14 (also included race/gender data. Maybe just a formality; seemed redundant since CV was included in the hard copy application; either way, not a bad sign) (x9)
  • So not one of the 9+ of you asked to upload a CV has yet gotten an AAR interview or a rejection letter?
  • No, nothing for me. Anyone else? WTF? (x7)
  • Really??
  • Did Creighton interview at AAR? Someone said they thought they were in one of the booths, but I haven't heard of anyone say they had an interview.
  • They did interview at AAR. I even put in a request for an interview (they had open interviews), but no response. Evidently the CV request was purely a technicality.
  • not to be overly technical (or in denial) -- but do we know they were actually there doing interviews? Just because they were listed as interviewing in the job center booklet at AAR does not mean they did any interviews. There were several schools that were listed as interviewing there but pulled out in recent weeks and were not taken out of the book (i.e Boston University).
  • Fair point. I was basing my information from the booklet. I don't actually know anyone who interviewed.
  • they did.
  • and how do you know this?
  • I've not posted on this thread before, but according to the employee of the job center whom I asked directly, Creighton was actively interviewing.
  • Thank you!
  • Not saying this is definite, but rumor was circulating that it was an inside candidate.
  • They did AAR interviews and interviewed some individuals who were not inside candidates.
  • I've been invited for an on-campus interview 11/15.

DePaul University - Indigenous Religions

  • No deadline given
  • Did anyone have an AAR interview? Were they even there?
  • DePaul was interviewing at the AAR for this post.
  • Did anyone here actually interview with them or are you just referring to the fact that they were in the job book at the AAR?
  • Yes, I actually interviewed with them at AAR.
  • Two members of the faculty were in Atlanta holding interviews. I do not know how many or with whom.
  • Four members of the faculty were present at my interview at AAR.
  • Anyone receive any kind of rejection from them?
  • yes, they held several interviews at AAR -- mentioned that they still had phone interviews to conduct but that they should have some word in 2 weeks
  • Had phone interview 11/12. They seemed to have quite a few to do yet.
  • I have been invited to campus in January. I was contacted on 11/25. They are inviting 3 people.

Drake University - East or South Asian Religion or Philosophy

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Email confirmation of receipt of application 10/19
  • So, did no one else apply for this, or with 3 days til the AAR interviews have they really not done invites?
  • Resolving my own neurosis^^^, email invite for AAR interview 10/27. (x2)
  • Were all AAR interviewees Religious Studies, Asian Studies folks, or were they philosophers too?
  • My guess: some philosophers, but they are also interviewing at the philosophy conference in Dec.
  • RelStud here with interview at AAR
  • So were all AAR interviewees Religious Studies, Asian Studies folks, or were they philosophers too?
  • They were Religious Studies at AAR, but plan to interview at the APA also
  • rejection email today 11/17--did this contributor have an AAR interview?
  • colleague has been contacted for interview at APA (11-18) x2
  • ANY FURTHER NEWS FROM DRAKE?
  • I don't think there could be. APA meets Dec. 27-30. They won't make any decisions until later.

Drew University (Theological School) - Christian Social Ethics

  • Deadline 11/15
  • Email confirmation of application receipt x2
  • Job posting said that apps received by a certain date would be eligible for possible AAR interviews. Did they actually do AAR interviews?

Duke University

  • seeking senior scholars for Smart Family Professor of Judaic Studies
  • Deadline 12/1

East Stroudsburg University -- Religious Studies

  • Anyone know the teaching load at this school? A humanities position in another dept lists as 4/4 - is this the same for RelStud?
  • From higheredjobs.com: "The successful candidate will teach four courses or the equivalent per semester at the undergraduate level."
  • Ah, thanks!
  • Anybody else getting reminders about uploading documents from HR?

Elon University - Jewish Studies

  • Deadline 11/15

Emory University - Religious Education

  • Deadline 9/15
  • On campus interviews scheduled 11/18

Fordham University- History of Christianity

  • Deadline 10/4
  • Preference for missiology, global Christianity, theology
  • 10/18 rec'd kind snail-mail rejection (x4)
  • 10/16 Phone call and email for AAR interview

Fordham University- Theology and Science

  • Deadline 10/4
  • acknowledged receipt of materials
  • first round rejection letter received 10/18 (-- kindest rejection letter ever!)
  • Received email asking for AAR interview 10/15 (x3)
  • Second round rejection letter received 11/12
  • On campus interviews began week of 11/8-11/12
  • Nepotism strikes! The wife of a current F.U. faculty member was offered the job.
  • That's called a spousal hire and I, for one, am happy for her.
  • Does anyone know why they bothered to do a search?
  • Maybe because they were required to do it? And maybe because they wanted to be sure their inside candidate was actually competitive with the rest of the market? Inside candidates have to compete for their jobs, too. It isn't a foregone conclusion that they're going to be hired, even if they have a spouse in the same university. How many women in this profession have to face a choice between living God knows how far from their partners, single-parenting/delaying/foregoing having a family, permanent adjunct status, or giving up her career? This person competed for this position and she got it. Good for her. If you want the chance to be an inside candidate, get out there and adjunct or take a VAP and then go up for the position you're already filling. If you want to try life as a potential spousal hire, marry another academic. If you think finding one job is tough, try coordinating with another person. If you're lucky, maybe you'll get hired somewhere. And maybe, just mabye, you'll get a job in the same location as your partner. If you do, you'll feel incredibly grateful because you'll know how damn lucky you are. Then you'll get to hear everyone else complain that it wasn't fair. Well, guess what? The job market isn't fair. Get. over. it.

Franklin and Marshall College - Islam

  • Deadline 10/12
  • Has ANYONE heard back from them? Campus interviews?
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled for early December.

Fuller Theological Seminary - Theology and Ethics (Assistant)

  • Deadline 9/1
  • Promptly acknowledged receipt of materials
  • Reference mentioned having received a call about my app from someone on the search committee. Seems to have been an informal inquest though not a request for a formal reference.
  • received smail mail rejection 10/25 (x3)
  • Snail mail rejection was very kind and claimed they were keeping my info on file in case the search "took another turn." Probably just one of those things people say but I thought it was nice.
  • Anyone heard anything different?
  • Received an odd snail-mail letter -- they were interested in my App., said they'd likely be making a hire but it won't fill this advertised position, and may re-open search later. Anyone else get similar info?
  • Not here but that is strange and fascinating. Do you mind saying what exactly is your area?
  • (theology and ethics, obviously -- what do you mean?)
  • Specific interests? But you know what, I don't care anymore.

Fuller Theological Seminary - Biblical Studies

  • Deadline 9/1
  • Did anyone get acknowledgement of receipt? When?
  • yes, 8/23
  • Email request for recommendation letters (9/20).
  • to you or to your professors?
  • The email was sent to my colleague, who is an applicant. I applied but did not receive an email.
  • Received snail mail rejection letter 10-12. (x3)
  • Request sent on 11/5 via email for SBL interview.

Georgia Gwinnett College - Asst, Assoc, or Full Professor, Religious Studies

  • No deadline given
  • Encourage applicants 'outside Christianity'.
  • This is part of a massive faculty hire in dozens of fields. School opened in 2006; enrollment is now 5k, and expected to double.
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Not a thing.

Gordon College - New Testament (w/ Theology)

  • Open Rank, TT
  • Accepting applications from October 11
  • Received email ack on 10/26
  • Has anyone received an invite for an SBL interiew?
  • I received an invitation for an informal meeting at SBL with a member of the search committee via email several days ago (this comment is being posted on 11/12). My impression is that Gordon will not be doing formal interviews at SBL; rather at this stage they have contacted select parties of interest.
  • I also received an email (11/15) for an informal interview at SBL
  • Email rejection (11/18)
  • With SBL due to start on Saturday, I suppose that means I should expect my rejection email in the coming days (11/18)
  • The anticipation is half the fun! :)
  • Any further movement on this? I find myself in the unique position of not being contacted for an 'informal' SBL interview, while also not receiving a rejection e-mail... (12/1)
  • I'm in the same position. I wonder if it's just the case that they received such a large number of applications that they're sending out the rejections in batches. I take it is an entirely bad sign not to have heard anything by this point (12/2).
  • Received rejection e-mail (12/1); it stated that the initial review phase is complete and finalists for the next step have been identified. I presume that they have been contacted by now, but it is possible that they have not yet.
    • Thanks for this information. It seems impossible to believe that they would send out rejection emails before notifying the finalists.

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University - New Testament

  • Deadline 12/1
  • Rec'd rejection letter 11/19

Harvard Divinity - Women's Studies in Religion

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Research Associate/Visiting Ass't Prof. (5 openings)

Harvard Divinity - Science and Religion (for this Fall 2010)

  • Junior position
  • Deadline 8/15
  • Any news on this one? Seems like there would be interviews set up by now. No rejection letters out yet.
  • They have picked their two finalists. One is a historian of science. Yawn. Go figure, HDS is just replicating themselves: another advocate of sciences studies, postmodern science, science as discourse, the speed of light is a sexed equation, etc. Seems the job will be retitled as "professor of science as a religion". (x3)
  • Wow, that is disappointing.
  • Sounds like a bit of an unnuanced judgment!
  • Though hilarious.

Hebrew Union College - Hebrew Bible

  • Visiting Assistant Professor; 3 year position renewable for additional 2
  • Deadline: 11/30

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jewish History AND/OR Yiddish Language AND/OR Herbrew Literature

  • Multiple positions available for tenure-track and tenured positions
  • Deadline: 10/31

Indiana University - Bloomington - Ancient Judaism

  • Assistant professor
  • post-biblical, Second Temple Judaism and/or the classical texts of early rabbinic history and culture
  • Deadline 11/1
  • acknowledgment of receipt and request to fill out HR form (10/26)

Indiana University - Chinese Religions

  • Assistant Professor
  • Deadline 10/1
  • AAR interview scheduled ~10/20
  • I've heard that campus interviews have been scheduled
  • Campus interviews happening

Indiana University - Orthodox Christianity

  • Assistant Professor
  • Deadline 10/8 for AAR interviews, 10/22 for all others
  • Prompt acknowledgment of receipt of application; email stated that they would contact 3-4 days before conference (either AAR in Atlanta or the Slavic conference in LA) if selected for an interview
  • Received AAR interview invitation (10/11/10)
  • Received rejection letter (10/19/10)

Iowa State University - Religious Studies

  • Assistant Professor
  • Deadline 11/15
  • Are they doing any AAR interviews?
  • Is this an inside hire?
  • Why do you ask? This was advertised last year but I think they lost their funding.
  • Yep, they lost their funding last year.
  • Inside candidate. Say more, please. - will the user who knows about the inside candidate please post some details???
  • Promptly acknowledged application via email (11-10)

Lafayette College - Christianity in either Latin America or East Asia

  • TT
  • Deadline 10/8
  • Prompt acknowledgment of receipt of application materials
  • AAR interview invitation (email), 10/22 (x3)
  • Diversity survey prompt online 10/25 (x2)
  • Anyone get a sense of when they would be contacting finalists?
  • Invited by phone for on-campus visit, 11/12 (x2)

Linfield College - East Asian Religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism)

  • Associate Professor/Chair
  • Deadline 10/15

Loyola Marymount University-Jewish Studies

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Contacted for SBL/Skype Interview 10/27
  • Contacted for SBL Interview 11/1

Loyola Marymount University - Christian Ethics

  • Due 10/1
  • Interviewed at AAR, said they were brining people to campus first two weeks in Dec.
  • Was this for CA position?
  • This was for Christian Ethics position
  • Folks with on-campus interviews have been contacted. (11/29/10)

Loyola Maryland University - Christian Ethics

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Anyone hear anything?
  • On this position do you mean Loyola Marymount (which is in CA) or Loyola Maryland which also has a job in Ethics this year (or even Marymount University)? For Loyola Marymount see entry above. Loyola Maryland! Changed heading above. Marymount University in VA appears below.

Lutheran Theological Seminary (Saskatoon, Canada) - Old Testament

  • 3 year position, with possibility of tenure track
  • Deadline: January 4, 2011
  • To interested persons: While the deadline is January 4, it sounds like you should contact the president prior to SBL if you are interested in this position. He will be at SBL in order to meet with potential applicants who have contacted him.

Manchester College - Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Church History, Western Religions

  • Tenure Track
  • Email on 10/29 indicated committee is still working
  • Did you email them or did they send you an unsolicited note? A: I emailed them with some late materials for my app and they replied. Thanks!
  • They are doing interviews at SBL, according to their ad on the SBL site. I'm assuming those who will be receiving interviews will be hearing something in the next couple weeks.
  • Their job post on SBL's website did not say anything about SBL interviews.
  • Email 11/11 stating that they were completing phone interviews with a very short list of candidates that are their topped ranked applicants from a list of about 20 (out of 115 applicants). After these phone interviews, they will decide if they want to interview others at SBL. Any SBL interview invitations will go out early to mid next week.
  • I have received no e-mail (x5).

Mary Baldwin College- Asst Prof of Religion AND Chaplain to the College (same position/job)

  • Deadline 12/1
  • Must be able to teach courses in Women and Religion (plus your area of expertise)
  • Must be ordained & have minsterial work experience
  • Interviewed at AAR; said they are will be reviewing applications and contacting people Jan/Feb

Marymount University (Arlington, VA)

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Interviewed at AAR
  • 11/11 received notice that three top candidates were chosen.
  • Anyone out there going to on-campus interviews? When were they scheduled for?

Middlebury College- Modern Hebrew

  • Three-year term position; Visiting Assistant Professor, Instructor (Ph.D. or ABD), or Lecturer (M.A. or equivalent)
  • Deadline: Candidates based in Israel should submit applications by 10/1; final deadline is 11/1.

Middlebury College- Islamic Studies

  • Tenure track
  • Research specialization open, but not South Asia; should be able to contribute to M. East and Int'l studies
  • Deadline: 10/1
  • Contacted by phone for an interview at AAR: 10/18
  • Does anyone know if they have finalized their short list after the AAR interviews
  • received rejection letter. candidates have been finalized. 11/08
  • Has anyone who had an AAR interview heard anything?
  • Job talks have been scheduled for January.

Muhlenberg College - East Asian Religion

  • one-year position
  • Interviews scheduled for AAR
  • Invited for campus interview (11/16) x3

Northwestern University - African American Studies / Religion

  • Deadline 12/1

Notre Dame - New Testament

  • Open Rank
  • Where is this job announcement?
  • It was advertised in AAR and the Chronicle, but for some reason not on SBL
  • Anyone heard from Notre Dame?
  • Nope (Nov 4)
  • Still no news?! Does anyone know about this position? Was it cancelled?
  • Not cancelled; bad history with Scripture searches in the past = cautious progress.
  • heard someone was interviewed at the SBL
  • Word on campus is that it is a senior hire. (Prof. David Aune retires this year.)

Ohio Wesleyan University - New Testament

  • TT, Asst Professor
  • Oct 22nd Deadline
  • 10/28 email from chair saying they'll be reviewing apps for SBL interviews over the next 2 weeks. (x4)
  • 11/8 Email from chair asking if I'll be at SBL at what conflicts I currently have. It didn't state that I definitely have an interview, and the message itself was "Dear Candidate," so I assume it went to a number of people on a bcc list (the chair also asked that we 'reply' and not 'reply all'). (x2)
  • 11/10 Request for Interview received (x2) [I had also received the above email.]
  • Really?! I guess they don't send out their SBL interview requests all at the same time...

Oxford University - Syriac Christianity

  • The appointment is part time and will run from 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter for one year.
  • Work under the direction of Professor Sir Fergus Millar FBA on a project on Greek Christianity and Syriac Christianity before the Islamic Conquest
  • Deadline: 9/3

Oxford University - Buddhist Studies

  • This is a fixed-term post from 1 January 2011 until 31 August 2012
  • Deadline: 9/24
  • rejection letter 10/15

Perkins School of Theology - Christian Theology

  • Deadline: Nov. 30
  • Open rank, tenured or tenure-eligible

Providence College - Historical Theology

  • Deadline: Oct. 15
  • Rejection letter by email. Three candidates invited for campus inteviews.
  • Date of email? Did it say that candidates will be invited or already have been?
  • Email received this morning (11/5). The exact wording was "three finalists were selected to be interviewed at Providence College."
  • Rejection e-mail received today (11/8) [x2]
  • Got email rejection today (11/9) - Guess it is slow release rejection on this one.
  • Rejection email received (11/12). Every few days the committee gets together and votes someone off the island.
  • Who sends out emails that include the email addresses of several applicants? Tacky! (I didn't see this on mine. That is pretty unprofessional if true.)

Pacific Lutheran University - History of Christianity in North America

  • Deadline: 10/1
  • Acknowledged receipt of materials (10/1/10)
  • Recieved conference interview invitation (10/13/10) x3
  • Received conference interview denial, but notice of retention in "active pool" (10/15/10) x3
  • Regular old denial (email), (10/15/10) x4
  • Did they only want Lutheran candidates?
  • No--they invited people for interviews who were not Lutheran
  • No-not Lutheran and got interview
  • Anyone heard about campus visits?
  • A friend has one.

Quincy University (Two positions, Biblical and Theology/Moral Theology)

  • Has anyone heard anything from them? Have AAR interview invites gone out?
  • I have heard nothing on this one.
  • Just the sound of crickets.
  • Is that what I hear? :)
  • Still no word (10/28) probably not good.
  • There's a VAP; might be an inside hire for the theology and bible position.
  • I guess it could but that seems like a big inference.
  • Hence, "might." It often does happen that someone is hired from outside, even if some on the committee consider someone with the "inside track."
  • That's what I'm saying.
  • So did no one hear anything? Did they do interviews at AAR?
  • Regarding the biblical studies post, an interview was requested on the Thurs. before AAR, but I was not attending AAR and they will not be interviewing at SBL, so we are currently in the process of scheduling an interview via conference call.
  • Not sure what is going on, but they were not listed in the AAR job center book.
  • But I saw their ad on the bulletin board, as if they were doing open interviews. I really don't get it but I'm assuming they want nothing to do with me.
  • The website looks like they would probably want an Roman Catholic - definitely for moral theology, but also for biblical -- just an impression.
  • I had that sense, too. But you know what else is awesome? When people who want a practicing Catholic say that so the rest of us heretics don't waste our time. (x3)
  • Had interview at AAR for MT position. They asked if I considered myself a Catholic Ethicist.
  • You know what's ethical? Being honest that you want a Catholic.
  • They have two candidates (MT position) coming for an on-campus interview.
  • Any news on the biblical studies position?
  • Have they made an offer for the MT position?

Randolph-Macon

  • Non-Western Religions, tenure track
  • was interviewed at the AAR (1x)
  • announced one week prior to the AAR
  • invited for interview during the AAR, It seems they had about 10 interviews that day
  • acknowledged receipt of application materials 11/10
  • No further news by 11/17
  • Interviewed at AAR- seemed rather absurd to me, "Can you teach everything?"
  • "Yes, we can":)

Roanoke College

3 year VAP

  • What field is this position in? There's nothing on Roanoke's website.
  • Biblical studies. Seems to be open to Hebrew Bible or New Testament. Posted at SBL.
  • Contacted for an interview at SBL - 11/17

Rockhurst University

  • Deadline 9/15
  • Promptly acknowledged receipt of materials.
  • Timeline: AAR interviews scheduled by mid-Oct
  • Rejection email 10/14. 125 applicants. (x9)
  • Did anyone interview with them?
  • I did.
  • Received call (11/11) to schedule campus interview.

Rutgers University - Jews under Islam

  • Deadline 9/15
  • Committee contacted for letters of recommendation (10/12)

San Diego State University - Religious Traditions of China

  • Deadline 10/1
  • AAR interview scheduled ~10/20 (x3)
  • campus interview scheduled 11/3

Siena College - South or East Asian Religions

  • Deadline 10/1
  • 9/28: Email acknowledged receipt of application
  • So, did no one else apply for this, or with 3 days til the AAR interviews have they really not done invites? (x5)
  • Did not do AAR interviews. Anybody hear anything yet?
  • I've heard that campus interviews have been scheduled.
  • not heard anything 11/16, are there any campus interviews yet? Also, some of their faculty were at the AAR, but no interviews were scheduled, are they having financial issues again like 1-2 years back, when the search was suspended?
  • news, anyone?
  • 11/27, has anyone heard anything? x3
  • No, I actually had high hopes for this one, but nothing at-al. They were at the AAR but didn't even bother scheduling interviews, don't understand that.

St. Ambrose University - Biblical Studies

  • TT, Asst Prof
  • Nov 5 Deadline
  • 11/17 SBL interview scheduled

St. Norbert - Theologian

  • Screening begins 9/13, continues until position is filled
  • Is this an inside hire?
  • Don't know. There's a VAP but that doesn't mean much.
  • Acknowledged receipt of materials 9/22
  • AAR interview 10/20, but looks like an inside hire.
  • Received rejection letter in the mail (11/18). (x2)
  • Has anyone been contacted after AAR?
  • I've heard that campus interviews have been scheduled. (12/2)

St. Thomas More College, at the University of Saskatchewan - Religion and Culture

  • Assistant Professor, tenure track
  • Deadline, February 15, 2011

St. Thomas University - Biblical Studies

  • Assistant Professor
  • Deadline 10/4

Stonehill College (Massachusetts) - NT/Biblical Ethics

  • Deadline 10/11
  • Ass't Prof.
  • Anybody heard anything? (10/24)
  • Invitation for Skype interview (10/27) x3
  • Did more than 1 person get skype invitation?
  • Campus interviews are already going on (11/16)

Susquehanna University - Chinese Religious Traditions

  • Deadline 10/20
  • Any news on this one? Did anyone else even apply? (11/27) x5
  • Just scheduled a phone interview (11/29; 12/2) x3

Syracuse University - Religious Thought of Islamic, Buddhist, or Confucian Traditions

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Any news on this one?
  • AAR interview scheduled via email (10/25)
  • no news 11/15
  • passed over for AAR, but just scheduled a phone interview (x2)
  • any news? interview at AAR but haven't heard anything sense (12/2)
  • Likewise; it doesn't make any since (12/3)

Syracuse University - Continental Philosophy of Religion

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Any news on this one?
  • They did a round of interviews at the AAR.
  • I think they have an internal candidate. Been a postdoc at Syracuse, now a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Religion Department.
  • Obviously there's an internal candidate -- but they also interviewed a ton of people, including the internal guy. I've been a VAP who applied for my own position -- let me tell you, you don't automatically get it.

Texas Christian University - Religion in Latina/o Communities

  • Deadline 10/4
  • AAR interview invitation (email), 10/19
  • AAR interview invitation (email), 10/22
  • Any news about on-campus interviews?

Temple University - Chinese Buddhist and/or Daoist Religious Thought and Culture

  • Deadline 10/15
  • 10/28--Any word here?
  • Interviews done at AAR
  • 11/17--Any word after AAR?
  • Has anyone heard anything about campus interviews here? 11/30

Towson University - Islam and South Asia

  • deadline 11/15
  • conducted interviews at AAR
  • Just finished phone interviews. Candidates will be invited for February
  • did they say when they plan to send out campus invites?

Union Theological Seminary - Assistant Prof. in New Testament

  • interviewed at SBL (11/21)

University of Aberdeen (Scotland) - NT Exegesis

  • Looking to appoint an exceptional scholar of international standing to the Kirby Lang Chair of New Testament Exegesis
  • Deadline: 9/24

University of Aberdeen (Scotland) - Lord Gifford Fellowship in "Natural Theology"

  • Full-time post doctoral position
  • Deadline: 8/27

University of Arkansas - Islamic History, pre-1700

  • Deadline 10/22
  • Based in the history department; candidate is also expected to contribute to the King Fahd Center for Miast and Islamic Studies

University of California, Riverside - Assistant Professor of American Religions

  • deadline, January 6, 2011

University of Chicago - Social Scientific Study of Religion (Anthro/Soc)

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Oddly, U of C just reposted this and all the ads below on the AAR job ads site, lifting the deadline and saying "Applications will be accepted until the position is filled"...as if the first round of applications they received were dreadfully disappointing.
  • Did anyone interview for this at AAR? Or have any sense if open rank= preference for senior scholar?
  • Any word on ANY of the U of C jobs????? 11/9
  • U of C did not do any AAR interviews
  • Confirmed: I asked them directly and they confirmed that they were not holding any interviews at AAR
  • Does anybody have any idea what's going on with this search??? (x3)
  • Live in Chicago area, met with Dean who then requested additional materials. She said no shortlist til Feb or later. (12/1)

University of Chicago - History of Religions

  • Deadline 10/15

University of Chicago - Islamic Studies

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Anyone heard anything about this position?
  • Has this search been canceled? I haven't heard anything. (12/6)

University of Chicago - Religious Ethics

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Anyone know why this job (and the other ones from U. Chicago) were reposted on AAR site the other day?
  • Are they still accepting apps?
  • Any news?
  • Still haven't heard anything. Since they have so many searches open (and I guess two more pending) they might not be moving forward with all of them.

University of the Incarnate Word -History of Christianity

Deadline 12/1

  • AAR interview scheduled (10/27) x 2

University of Iowa-Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 1st through 8th Century

  • Deadline 12/15

University of Kentucky- Jewish history

  • Deadline 11/1
  • asked to submit writing sample (11/16)
  • skype interview scheduled (12/7)

University of Maryland-Biblical Studies

  • Deadline 11/30

University of Missouri - Islam

  • Deadline 10/20 (extended to 11/10). Assistant or Associate Professor of Islam.
  • Contacted to arrange a Skype interview (11/11)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Islam

  • Accepting applications until the position is filled
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? (11/18)
  • Job talk scheduled for next week. (12/01)
  • Only 1 candidate is being invited for campus interview.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Medieval/Early Modern Christianity

  • Review of apps begins Dec. 15, 2010
  • Auto-email ack on 11/04 (x2)
  • Any word on their central focus? It seems pretty broad?
  • Word on the street is that this is a replacement for Peter Kaufman, who worked in everything from patristic to early modern Christianity, but mostly in late medieval and early modern. From what I've been able to find out, they're leaning more toward the early modern side of things than the medieval, but this information doesn't come from anyone on the search committee itself, and obviously preferences can change when presented with a stellar "medieval" candidate who's a good fit at UNC, so take that information with a big grain of salt.

University of North Florida - History of Religions

  • contacted by phone AAR interview (10/21)
  • AAR interview conducted (10/30)
  • Has anyone heard anything since the AAR interviews?
  • Invited for a campus interview.

University of Pennsylvania - Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

  • Deadline 11/15

University of Pittsburgh - Modern Judaism

  • Deadline 11/10
  • Contacted for AJS interview, 12/1

University of Rochester - African American Religions

  • Deadline 10/18
  • Rec'd call for AAR interview on 10/26 from chair. Followed by an email. (x2)
  • any word on campus interviews?
  • None here, and I forgot to askabout the timing at AAR. Did you ask then?
  • They told me they would be making decisions about campus interviews "in a couple weeks."
  • have campus interviews been scheduled? (x2)
  • Campus interview scheduled (11/23)
  • Is your visit scheduled for this semester?
  • Yeah, mid-December

University of Rochester - Chinese Religions

  • Deadline 10/18
  • Received call for AAR interview from the chair (10/26) x2
  • Rejection email 10/28
  • A friend got a campus interview (11/29)

University of St. Thomas - Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

  • Deadline 10/1
  • Have heard through the grapevine that they have received over 100 applications
  • Received an email for an AAR interview on 10/16 (x2)
  • Does anyone know how many people they interviewed for this job? It seemed like a lot, but maybe this is because they are also doing a hire in Moral Theology.
  • Has anyone heard anything about campus interviews? If I remember correctly, they were going to try and bring people in before Thanksgiving.
  • Interviewed at AAR for the Moral Theology position and they said they were bringing people to campus before Thanksgiving
  • Thanks! I interviewed for the Systematic Theology position at AAR, and I thought that was what they said. Given that Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, I think it's safe to assume that I didn't make their on-campus interview list.
  • They said they were bringing people to campus before AND after Thanksgiving. Did anyone hear from them--whether good or bad?
  • I applied and have heard nothing, nil, zilch,nada....(11/11) (x2)
  • 11/9 Rejection email for the position in Moral Theology ("We received a very large number of applications")
  • 11/15 ibid. for Systematic Theology (x4).
  • Has anyone been contacted after the AAR interview?
  • I know two people who received on campus interviews for moral theology. Does anyone know if people have been called for systematic theology? I interviewed for systematic theology at AAR but have not heard anything since. (x 3)

University of Texas at Austin - Religion in North America

  • Deadline 10/4
  • Open rank position
  • Email rejection (10/26)--over 150 applications
  • AAR interview scheduled (x2)

Has anyone heard anything from them? (10/24)?

  • Nothing, no rejection, no interview either. (10/26) x7
  • Was the email rejection notice a mass bcc email? (10/27)
  • no-it was a personalized email (10/27)
  • ANY WORD?? 10/28
  • It think it is obvious that they have already contacted the people they are planning to interview. The interviewees are probably people who already have t-t jobs and so don't really frequent the wiki to let us know that they have an interview. The fact that there was one person who received a personal email rejection suggests that they have made a decision but they are not bothering to tell the rest of us yet. This happens quite frequently.
  • Good point! To the person that received an email rejection--did you inquire about the status of your application, or did you just randomly get an email from them?
  • Email rejection 10/28 --over 150 applicants (I think they are going senior on this one) x5
  • Keep in mind they are building a PhD program. You'd have to be a pretty impressive junior hire to be the right fit.
  • They contacted candidates for AAR interviews at the end of last week (unfortunately, I wasn't one of them). Think about it: over 150 applicants is just about everyone in American religious history in the country. Austin is one of the coolest places in the world, so you can imagine full professors with several books out who are already settled somewhere else in a less desirable area might be looking to move--in addition to everyone else from ABD on up. Just looking at the department's existing strengths in American religion and thinking about UT's regional location, I'd bet they want someone who does Latin American and/or Caribbean religion, and/or possibly Islam, gender, or race...
  • I know three people who applied for this; one received a personal rejection email, two have AAR interviews (one is ABD, one is Assistant Prof)
  • Heard from an inside source that they are DEF going senior on this--interviewing "junior" folk is just formality...........
  • I interviewed at AAR-- sent me an email afterwards asking to see more writing, and that they'll be notifying second round people this week (I'm junior faculty).
  • just got an email advertisement for a job talk given by a candidate for this position - a junior faculty member...
  • I heard the same. I think they have their campus interviews scheduled...
  • First of scheduled job talks was today (11/15).
  • how many candidates do they have?
  • My sense is three. Not 100% positive though.

University of Toronto Mississauga - Assistant Prof in Christianity (t-t, historical period open)

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Any word about AAR interviews for the position?
  • Nope (10/24)
  • Phone request for interview at AAR or by Skype (10/25). x3
  • over 300 applicants....
  • It does not surprise me that there were over 300 applicants - 'Christianity' is a broad category. To those who have interviews, what area or time period of Christianity do you study?
    • At least 2 people in Early Christianity got interviews. The AAR ad specified Ethics and EC.
  • Has anyone received a rejection from UTM?
  • No rejection yet, no interview either (10/27) (x2)
  • No rejection here either, but I suppose there's no rush to notify people they haven't got the job (10/27)
  • I am thinking that a consistent job ad would have saved both the search committee and lots of candidates a great deal of time and effort.
  • I do not know of any UTM ad mentioning anything about Ethics or EC. Their ads in both CHE and AAR say "The candidate’s research may focus on any aspect of Christianity from any period of its history, but interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths would be an asset." Where has the poster seen otherwise?
  • Like you, I did not see where the ad said anything about ethics or EC. And I do think a more specific ad (and possibly consistency, if there was another ad out there somewhere) would have saved an awful lot of effort for all involved. I mean, really...300 applicants? Wow.
  • Go to the AAR ad and click on the plus button. More info will appear, including specified sub-specialties. There you'll find Ethics and Early Christianity listed. I'm not saying those are the only fields they want, but those are the first two they list, and it would appear that at least 2 people who got interviews are from EC.
  • I don't have access to the AAR ad, but I don't doubt what you're saying. I just wish UTM would have circulated a consistent job ad. Their own internal ad suggests an open geographical/topical/temporal specialization: "The candidate’s research may focus on any aspect of Christianity from any period of its history, but interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths would be an asset".
  • Link to UTM's internal job ad (with no preference stated for Ethics or EC): http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/fileadmin/w3his/Postings/HS-TenureStream-Christianity2010-11_updated_july_26.pdf
  • The "enhance existing departmental strengths" part is always tricky, because they may or may not have specific ideas of what they think their needs are - or they may disagree internally. It would appear that they're open to EC, but we don't know whom else they interviewed.
  • Campus visits scheduled for later in November (a colleague was contacted 11/10).

University of Wisconsin Madison- Hebrew Bible/Semitic Languages

  • Deadline 8/15
  • Acknowledged receipt of application materials promptly.
  • 9/1 — Contacted for online interview.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - South Asian Religions

  • - deadline 11/10
  • - contacted for phone interview 11/15--they got the applications in, read them, met, and called people for interviews within five days? the programs is spread out over like five departments....
  • -it seems they are planning to make an appt. by Dec - so have campus interviews been sent out? 11/19
  • Any news on campus interview? 11/30


University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - Non-Western Religions

  • Email for AAR interview 10/22
  • anyone heard news about campus interviews for this one? (11/15)
  • no word yet (11/22). It seems like a lot of places are taking their time after AAR--anyone know if this is usual?
  • in the AAR interviews they said they would need at least six weeks to reach a short list
  • what would their focus be on? China, Japan,...?
  • answering ^^ like the title says, 'non-western,' thus all of Asia, plus Africa and anything else that might come up. I'm a S. Asianist with some E Asia teaching experience, and they interviewed me. This is to replace Corinne Dempsey who works on Hinduism.
  • Phone interview arranged by email (12/3). Is this a 2nd interview, after initial at AAR?

Virginia Tech - Religions of East Asia

  • Deadline 10/15
  • Received snail mail confirmation of receipt of application 10/20
  • Any news for AAR interview (10/28)?
  • Haven't heard anything either way (10/28)
  • Anyone know if this interview was conducted at AAR? Couldn't find anyone at conference who knew anything about it....
  • They seem to be running behind and didn't quite make it for the AAR
  • Phone interview scheduled via email (11/3) x 2
  • Any word on when they will schedule campus visits?
  • At the end of the phone interview (11/5), someone said that they would make a decision pretty soon for campus interview
  • Has anyone received campus invitation?
  • news on this one? 11/19
  • Campus visits done in mid-November and job offer made last week (11/30)
  • Job offer accepted (12/6)
  • Congrats!

Wake Forest University School of Divinity - Theology

  • Tenured or Tenure Track
  • Deadline 10/15
  • Anyone heard anything on this? They were at AAR and it said they were ONLY doing open interviews but I don't know anyone who interviewed for this. My thoughts are they are looking for a senior scholar.
  • Rejection letter via email (11/16x2)
  • Ditto (11/18), ditto (11/19)

Wartburg College - World Religions ("major Asian tradition" or Islam)

  • Posted 11/10 screening begins immediately
  • Application confirmation email with HR form. Message implied that there would only be on-campus interviews. 11/23

Wesleyan University - Social Scientific Study of Religion

  • Deadline 10/15
  • AAR interview scheduled ~10/20
  • Any idea what's going on with this one? Anyone else receive a rejection/interview request?
  • AAR interview scheduled 10/22 (x2)
  • Have any rejections gone out?
  • Heard that campus interviews have been scheduled (11/14).
    • Q: How/where did you hear this? (11/15) A: I know the candidate.

Wheaton College - Biblical and Theological Studies

  • Deadline 8/15
  • "Wheaton College is an Evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty members affirm a Statement of Faith and the moral and lifestyle expectations of our Community Covenant."
  • 8/24: received request for additional materials (five single-spaced, one-page essays, including one on inerrancy).
  • First Round of Rejection Letters 8/26/10
  • Second round of rejection letters: 10/21. They indicated they had narrowed it down to 34 complete applications by this time, and were now moving on to their final few for phone interviews.
  • Heard they received 172 applicants
  • 10/12: request for phone interview (30-45 minutes)
  • Campus visits with finalists (2) scheduled for the coming weeks.


William and Mary - Christianity

  • Deadline: 10/25
  • They had more than 200 applicants
  • Does this mean that you've heard something? If so, how? Snailmail? Email? Phone call? (x3)
  • For those who have "heard something"-- was that an interview request? Or acknowledgment of app?
  • Does anyone else suspect that the ad might have contained a typo? It expresses an interest in scholars who can teach "courses in medieval and modern European Christianity". The department already has someone who does modern European Christianity (John Morreall), so I wonder if the ad was supposed to read "courses in medieval and early modern Christianity"?
  • The wording is pretty much identical to the cancelled search (funding) last year, so it's unlikely that such a mistake would have been replicated
  • I got an email acknowledgement of app. Anyone got any actual phone interviews?
  • Request for phone interview 12/7 (x2)
  • To previous poster: what's your area of expertise? do you already have your phd?

Xavier - Comparative Theology

  • Deadline: 10/1
  • Interviews done at AAR
  • They've invited people for on-campus interviews 11/12.