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List NEW information at top - please post "Have you heard?" questions below, under Word on the Street It's helpful to include the following info: Type of institution, Region, Position type, Teaching load, Salary, Benefits (Y/N), Moving expenses (Amount), Travel / Conference funding (Amount), Start-up fundings (Amount or number of years).

  • Private R2, Mid-Atlantic, TT Asst. Prof., 3/2, $77,500. Benefits & retirement, moving expenses $10,000, start-up equipment $40,000, research funds $75,000 plus 1 month summer salary, travel $5,000, first year course release, one semester pre-tenure leave, one-year deferral of start date
  • Private Liberal Arts, Mid-Atlantic, TT Asst. Prof., 2/2, $82,000, benefits & retirement, moving expenses $4,500, travel/misc $5,000/year, start-up funds $22,000, 1 course release in 1st year, 1 semester of pre-tenure research leave 
  • Private Liberal Arts, Northeast, TT Asst. Professor, 3/2, $83,000. Benefits included. $3,000 moving expenses. Travel $1,750/yr. Startup funds $17,000 over two years, 1 course release first year, pre-tenure leave
  • Public R2, Southwest, Assistant Professor TT, 3/3, $54,000. Benefits included. $4,000 moving expenses. Travel $1,000 per year. Start-up funds $7,000. 
  • Public R1, Southeast, Lecturer, 4/4, $55,000, Benefits, $2500 moving expenses, Travel $1500 per year, study abroad.
  • Public, Southwest, Asst Prof TT, 4/4, $49,000, Benefits and Retirement/Pension, no moving expenses, Travel/Conference $1000 with possible additional funds for international travel
  • Public, Southern US, Asst Prof, 4/4, $48,000, Benefits (Y), $1000 moving, Travel / Conferences $700 with possible of extra funds.
  • Public, Midwest, Assistant Prof, 3/3, $54000, Benefits included, Moving expenses $2000, Travel $1000 per year / Negotiated additional $1000 for each of first two years, Start-up funds $0
  • Public R1, Pacific coast, Assistant Prof, 2/2, $72,000, Benefits + Retirement, $11,250 moving expenses, $2000 annual research/travel, $11,250 start-up, 2 course releases, negotiated $5000 book subvention.
  • Public R1, Northeast, TT Asst Prof, 2/2, $80,000, Benefits, Retirement, Moving Expenses covered (amount tbd), $3,000 X 3 years research/travel fund, $14,000 start up fund, 1 course release in 2nd year.
  • Private Liberal Arts, Northeast, TT Asst. Prof., 2/2, $88,000, health benefits & retirement, moving expenses $5000, travel/misc $2,500/year, start-up $30,000, 1-year of pre-tenure leave


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  • Mendocino College (second hand, reliable)
  • University of West Georgia (5/15) - Email they hired someone. Seemed like they had the candidate in mind from the start.
  • Central Connecticut State University (Offer declined) 05/16
  • Bowdoin (2-Year VAP) (Offer accepted) 05/08 - Received an email explaining that an offer had been extended and accepted. Por cierto, this committee was kind, efficient, and professional. A real class act through and through.
  • UW-Green Bay (Offer made) 05/07
  • Villanova University (Spanish Ling) 04/30
  • University of New Mexico x2 (second-hand)
  • Davidson College (VAP) 4/19 - Accepted Offer
  • Colby College (VAP) 4/18 - Received email confirmation that an offer had been made.
  • Washington and Lee University (VAP) - 4/16 - Second hand reliable
  • Syracuse (colonial) declined 4/15
  • James Madison (4/12) Offer accepted, I asked for an update
  • Brown University (Mexican lit postdoc) (4/4) Offer made.
  • Whitman College (VAP) (4/3) - Email position had been filled.
  • Northern Arizona University. Second Hand.
  • U of FL (3/29) Spanish Lecturer (accepted, second hand, realiable). 
  • New Jersey City (3/27) - Received e-mail that position was filled.
  • Middle Tennessee State University (3/27) - Email position has been filled.
  • College of Wooster (3/14) - Email position has been filled. R1: Nicest rejection letter ever! R2: It was quite pleasant for a nice go away we found someone else email.
  • Elon University (3/12) - Offer accepted (second hand, reliable).
  • Colby College (3/08) - Offer accepted (second hand, reliable).
  • West Virginia University (3/1) - Offer accepted (I asked for an update)
  • St. Bonaventure (3/22) - Email position had been filled. (believe me, you don't want to live where this university is!) R1: What a nonsensical comment. That is a beautiful area of Western NY. Ellicotville. Alleghany State Park and River Valley. Only an hour and half away from Buffalo. Maybe the candidates like being able to camp, hike, ski, and be outdoors. Just because it isn't New York City doesn't mean it doesn't have its own hidden gems. Whatever your motives may be, there is no reason to unnecessarily knock a position.
  • U Oregon (3/22) - Letter that an offer had been extended.
  • Bates College - (3/21) Email a candidate had been selected.
  • St. Josephs's - (3/20) Email that a candidate had been selected.
  • Texas State U (3/19) - Offer declined
  • Barnard College (3/19) - Email stating position has been filled
  • Bowdoin (3/12)
  • Northwest Oklahoma State (3/12) Received letter that position was filled.
  • Dallas University (3/11) I know the candidate who accepted the position. 
  • Boston University (3/13) Accepted
  • Union College (2/19) accepted (second-hand, reliable)
  • U Florida (3/12) Colonial
  • Lycoming College (3/8) accepted R1: Internal candidate? A1: no, I don't know what happened w that, but I'm definitely not the internal candidate!
  • Cornell (3/9) - Accepted (second hand reliable)
  • Rutgers University (2/27) accepted
  • Michigan State University (3/8) - Email position has been filled.
  • Blackhill State University (3/6) - Email stating position has been filled.
  • Mount Holyoke (3/1) - Email stating position has been filled.
  • New Mexico State University (3/1) - Accepted (second hand, reliable).
  • Auburn University (2/27) - Received email Latin American Narrative position has been filled
  • University of Kentucky (2/26) Received email that position had been filled
  • Swarthmore (2/25) Received email that position had been filled
  • Wake Forest (2/25)- accepted (first-hand)
  • Wabash College (2/25) Received e-mail that the position had been filled. A: There was an internal candidate for this position. Currently he is a Visiting Instructor and Postdoc there who got his PhD at Georgetown last December. A2. But is that the person who got the position?
  • Eckerd College (2/25) Accepted
  • Auburn University (2/21) Colonial (First hand, accepted)
  • U Chicago (2/19) Medieval (Second hand)
  • University of Arizona (Second-hand, very reliable) 
  • Penn State (2/15) (Second-hand, reliable) Q Accepted? A: I believe so
  • U of FL (02/15) Syntax (Second hand, reliable). Discussion moved to General discussion section. Another user decided to delete everyone’s comments here.
  • Penn State (2/11) (declined)
  • Texas Tech (2/8) (accepted)
  • Georgetown (2/7) (accepted)
  • NYU (1/7) VAP of Early Modern (declined)
  • UTSA (01/05) Latin American (Second Hand)Q. Reliable? Very | Lit position? Yes
  • NYU (12/28) (Offer accepted) Q. Firsthand? Yes
  • Holy Family (12/20) (Received rejection post-campus interview. Safe to assume someone has accepted an offer)
  • Villanova University (12/17) (accepted)

Campus Interviews[]

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  • Framingham (TT) 5/1
  • Central Connecticut State University (t-t position) 4/17 Q1: Were you contacted by phone or e-mail? Thanks. A: By phone A2: Thank you for the info
  • UNG (second-hand, reliable) 4/8 
  • CUNY Queensborough (4/8) TT Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • UW - Green Bay (second-hand, reliable) (4/1)
  • Washington and Lee University (VAP) 3/28
  • Grinnell (visiting position) 3/15
  • Santa Clara University (lecturer position) (3/14) Q:First hand?
  • Bridgewater State University (email 3/13)
  • University of Toronto - Mississauga (3/23)
  • Roger Williams University (lecturer) (3/07)
  • Rhode Island College (no first round interview, email, 3/4) (yes, the application deadline was 3/1)
  • Southeastern Lousiana (3/1)
  • James Madison University (2/18)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2/15) x2
  • Texas State University (02/12)
  • Monmouth College (02/06)
  • University of Montreal (CAN)  see below, 'word on the street'
  • Boston University (02/01)
  • Muhlenberg College (01/31)
  • Pitzer College (1/30) (second-hand, reliable)
  • Durham (UK) (1/30) 
  • St. Mary's (1/30) Q: Did they contact you via email or phone? Thank you. A: Phone Q: Was an offer made and rejected? A: Yes
  • Stetson University (1/29)
  • Colorado State University (1/27) (second hand, reliable)
  • University of Colorado Denver (1/27 and 28) Spanish for the Professions. Have they hired anyone?
  • Auburn University (1/25) Colonial Q1: did they just contact you? phone or e-mai?--thanks!
  • University of Florida (1/24) Q1: Colonial? A1: yes
  • Bowling Green (1/24)
  • College of Wooster (1/22)
  • Harvard (1/17) (second-hand, reliable)
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham (1/18)
  • Arizona State University (1/18)
  • Daemen College (1/15)
  • Utica College (1/15)
  • Union College (1/11)
  • University of Arizona (1/11) (second-hand, reliable) 
  • University of Kentucky (1/10)
  • Columbia University (1/10). Congrats! Did you hear via email?
  • Syracuse Non-TT VAP of Spanish and Latino Literature
  • Syracuse University (12/20) Colonial Transatlantic (second hand - reliable) X2 [reposting it, someone erased it]
  • Texas State U (1/8) congrats! Q1:Did they contact you by phone or email? is this the Linguistics position?
  • University of New Mexico (1/4)
  • Rider University (1/5)
  • Rockford University (1/3)
  • Middlebury (12/14)
  • West Virginia University (12/14)
  • Appalachian State (12/17)
  • Carnegie Mellon (12/20)
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore County (12/20)
  • UNC Charlotte (12/19)
  • Colby College (12/19)
  • Auburn University (second hand - reliable) Q: Was this colonial or 19th/20thc narrative? A: 19/20th C. narrative. 
  • Texas Tech (12/17) Q: Is this Lit or Linguistics? A: TT Assistant Professor of US-Latino Studies
  • New Mexico State University (12/17)
  • Texas Tech University (12/13) (Hispanic Linguistics) Q: Does this mean you were invited to campus? When did you receive the invitation?
  • University of Florida (Syntax) (12/13) 
  • Georgetown (12/12)
  • Penn State (Golden Age) (12/10, 12/16) x2
  • Ithaca College (11/30) 
  • Cornell University (11/29) X3
  • UChicago (Medieval)
  • UTSA (11/21) Q: Which position? Lit
  • Villanova University (12/3) (Colonial Latin American Studies) 
  • UW Eau Claire (11/19)
  • University of British Columbia (Mexican Literature) (11/8)
  • University of Nevada, Reno (11/8) X2 (Are these interviews for the lecturer position? A: No, TT in Translation/Interpretation)
  • Holy Family University (11/2) X 2

Skype/Phone Interviews[]

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  • Auburn Univ - phone interview - Spanish ling
  • Cumberland/Rowan College (5/13) TT Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • St. Catherines (who knows) - Reported below
  • Framingham (4/23) Assistant Professor of Spanish (x2)
  • Colby College VAP (04/08)
  • Temple University (04/09) Non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish/Gen. Ed. (x2)
  • Central Connecticut State Univeristy (04/5) Assistant Professor of Spanish (x2)
  • Lafayette College (4/3) Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Georgetown Univeristy (4/3) Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (3/26) Visiting Assistant Prof. of Spanish
  • Coe College (3/26) Visiting Assistant Prof. of Spanish
  • Clemson University (Lecturer) (3/24). x 1 A1: The deadline for this position was March 29. How can they call for Skype interviews before waiting until the end of the application period? R1: No idea why
  • Perimeter College (GSU) - (3/23)
  • Simpson College (3/22) 
  • Washington and Lee University (VAP) (3/19)
  • University of West Georgia (3/17) x1 Scheduling for next week.
  • Simmons University (3/13)
  • Bridgewater University (3/26) A1:The dates here are for when you were first contacted about an interview, not the day you are scheduled to complete the interview. 3/26 is 3 weeks in the future.  A3: That’s interesting information from someone who is presumably on the search committee, but that is not what those numbers are used for on this Wiki page. They are used to indicate the date that a candidate was contacted to schedule an interview. Edit to A3: I was replying to a comment that is now deleted. I’m putting it back here because it has useful information: “A2: That means that 3 users of Fandom have been contacted for the interview and in total they contacted 26 people for the interviews. Interviews started last week and will finish this Friday.”
  • College of Wooster(1-year Visiting Assistant Professor) (2/25)
  • Brown University (Postdoctoral Research Associate in International Humanities) (02/24)
  • Concordia College (3-yr NTT) (2/22)
  • Santa Clara University (lecturer position) (2/21)
  • Creighton University (02/20)
  • Barnard College (2/9)
  • Missouri Western University (2/6) x3
  • Villanova University (Spanish Linguistics) (2/6)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (VAP) (2/5) x2
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse 
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater (2/1) x2
  • Purchase College There is a VAP in linguistics who has already been there a year and may very well be the one taking that position. (1/22) Had a Skype interview but no response after that. I guess the internal VAP will get the position. I still wanted them to invite me for a campus visit though. I liked the position. A2: They might not like the VAP or the VAP might not want to stay there, though, so don't give up hope.
  • Wittenberg University (VAP) (1/30) x2
  • Franklin & Marshall (VAP) (1/30)
  • James Madison University (1/28)
  • NJCU (1/28) e-mail x3 Isn't it a little strange that they had the deadline for the material for the search due back in October/November and are JUST NOW getting a hold of people for Skype interviews? Could it be that they already have an inside hire in mind?
  • Bates College (1/25) (Second Hand) Q1: Do you know if held phone/skype interviews before this? A: Sorry, I placed the info in the wrong category. Skype interviews were supposedly scheduled on the 25 and 26. Q1: Ah, that makes a lot more sense. Thanks for clearing it up!
  • University of Denver (Teaching AP - 1/24)
  • Western Washington University (1/22)
  • Monmouth College (1/21) x2
  • Augusta University (1/15) Q. Email or phone call? Congrats.
  • Concordia College (1/11) TT or 3-year? Tenure Track.
  • Durham University (UK) (1/9) x2
  • Trinity University (1/6) x2
  • Idaho State University (1/3) x2
  • Muhlenberg College (12/31)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Spanish Professor (12/26); Q: Have you heard anything more re: this position?
  • University of Florida, Spanish Lecturer (12/18)
  • University of British Columbia, Caribbean Literatures and Cultures (12/7)
  • Weber State University (12/14)
  • Denison Univeristy (12/13)
  • South Dakota State University (12/10)
  • University of Florida (12/16) Colonial Studies
  • Bowdoin College (12/15) x2
  • Wake Forest University (12/13)
  • Harvard University (12/13)
  • University of California Santa Barbara (12/13) x2
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore County (12/11)
  • The College of Wooster (12/11) X 2     (12/17) x1 Was this later date invite after the initial short interview? I know that they are doing two rounds of interviews before campus visits. A1: No, first I ever heard from them was email 12/17 to set up a sykpe, no short interview. Felt like maybe I was a second-string candidate? Who knows
  • Saint Mary's Indiana (12/10, Second Hand) x 2
  • St. Bonaventure University (12/10) x2 Phone interview
  • Northern Arizona University (12/10) x3 Phone interview
  • University of New Mexico (12/7) Q1:Did they contact you by phone or email? And was this for the Assistant or Assistant/Associate position? Thanks! A1: Email, for Assistant position
  • University of Dallas (second hand, reliable), Skype Interview
  • Colby College (12/7)
  • Syracuse University (12/7) x2 Skype interview - Colonial and Transatlantic Studies. 
  • Stetson University (VAP) (12/06)
  • Rockford University (12/6) Phone interview
  • Elon University (12/6)
  • NYU (12/5) x2 Visiting Asst Prof in early modern
  • Arizona State University (12/5) x3
  • Lycoming College (12/4)
  • UNC Charlotte (12/4)
  • Temple (12/4) NTT General Spanish Education
  • University of Miami (12/04) x2
  • Eckerd College (12/04)
  • Temple(12/3) NTT E-Learning Coordinator x2
  • UC Riverside Literature and culture of Latin America -- Interviews taking place this week. (Second hand. Very reliable).
  • Temple (12/3) NTT Coordinator of E-Learning
  • West Virginia University (12/3) x2
  • Rutgers (11/30) x3. A1: Is this for the position in Lusophone studies? A2: Yes A1: Would you mind telling me what's your area of specialization in the field of Lusophone studies? A2 - Gender and sexuality; cultural studies. A1: Thank you, and good luck! A3: Not A2 obviously, but my area is Ling. A4: Race and gender Q2: A2 and A3, are any of you ABD? Many thanks and good luck! A3: Thanks! PhD in hand. A4: PhD in hand, this would be my second academic position.
  • MIT (11/30) Which position? A1: Latin American Studies
  • University of Virginia (11/19) Position? A1: Assistant Professor, NTT; (12/7) Associate/Full Q2: Does anybody know anything else about the assoc/full position in Peninsular? Thanks 
  • Appalachian State University  (11/29) X2
  • Elon University (11/29) x2
  • Middlebury College (11/29) x3
  • Georgetown (11/28) x2
  • Pacific Lutheran (11/27) x2
  • Utica College (11/26) x2 Phone interview
  • University of Colorado - Denver (CO). (11/26) Skype interview
  • North Central College (11/24) x 2
  • Mount Holyoke College (11/21)
  • UC Riverside (11/21) x3 Which position? Peninsular
  • Cornell (11/20) x2 Lecturer Spanish Language
  • U of Chicago (11/20) Position?
  • Auburn University (11/20) TT Latin American Narrative x2
  • Auburn University (11/20) TT Colonial Latin America
  • Texas Tech University (11/20) TT Lit. and Culture
  • New Mexico State University (11/19) TT x3
  • Christopher Newport University (11/19) Lecturer
  • Davidson College (11/19)
  • Kansas State University (11/16) x4
  • Texas Tech University (11/15) Hispanic Linguistics x2
  • Santa Clara University (11/15) Assistant Professor of Spanish (Applied Linguistics).
  • University of Florida (TT in syntax) (11/10) 
  • Grand Valley State University (11/8) x2
  • UT San Antonio (11/9) Lit. (Second Hand) x2
  • Michigan State University (11/8)
  • Ithaca College (11/8)
  • Carnegie Mellon (11/8) X 2; (11/12); Is this for the TT position or the teaching professor? A: This is for the teaching professor. They didn't post a position for a TT position. Q:Hi, could you tell me what's your field? And do you know if they are interviewing for more than one field? THanks!  A2: Carnegie Mellon also advertised a TT Asst. Prof. in SLA, language could be Spanish, Arabic, or Chinese.  I applied for that one and have not heard anything yet. A3: For the teaching professor position, my field is 20th century peninsular.
  • UW-Eau Claire (11/2) TT
  • Villanova U (11/01) Literature
  • Penn State (11/02) x2 This is the position in Early Modern Peninsular Literature? Yes, it is. Thank you so much for your answer! May I ask if they contacted you first by email? Or they just called you? Just by email.
  • U Nevada - Reno (11/01) Have they invited for the campus visit for the lecturer position?
  • UT San Antonio (10/31) x2
    • Is this for the linguistics or literature position? A: Ling. I also want to know if this is the position the Linguistics position. A2: Yes, it was for the Ling position.
  • Holy Cross (10/21) x2 Skype interview for 10/29
  • Cornell TT (10/24)
  • Georgia Tech (10/21) Lecturer
  • CSU Fullerton (10/19) — TT
  • University of British Columbia (CAN). Assistant Professor of Spanish (20th/21st-Century Mexican Literature and Cultures) (10/16) x2
  • Holy Family University (9/28) X 2

MLA Interviews[]

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  • College of Wooster (post-Skype) (12/20)     (12/22, also post-skype) Q: Was this a lecturer position or TT? Thanks! A: TT
  • Bowling Green State University (12/13) phone call
  • Lehigh University (12/13) email
  • University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) (12/13) x4 Congrats! Were you notified via email? A: (not OP) I got an email that looked like something automated, requesting more info. Once I logged in there was a message with the MLA invitation. Thanks!
  • Saint Joseph's University (12/5) X 2 Q: Congratulations; was this via phone call or email? Thank you. A: email
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham (12/5)  x2
  • Columbia University (12/4) x2 Q: Congrats! where you informed via email? A: Yes. 
  • Wabash College (12/4)
  • University of Kentucky (12/2)
  • Texas State U (12/2)
  • Boston University (11/30) x 2
  • Union College (11/27) x 2
  • University of Arizona (11/26)
  • Occidental College (11/26) x2
  • Skidmore College (11/21) X 2
  • Rider University (11/13)
  • Pitzer College (11/9)x 2

No he visto ningún anuncio que diga que estarán entrevistando en el MLA, ¿ya nadie entrevista en el MLA? A1: No se sabrá de entrevistas de MLA sino hasta más tarde en noviembre y diciembre. A2: Yo he visto algunos anuncios que dicen explícitamente que no entrevistarán en el MLA sino por medio de Skype.

Additional Materials Requested[]

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  • Bowdoin College (writing sample, 4/10) x2
  • Eastern Kentucky ("more information on teaching") no response after. 
  • Concordia College (Instructor / Assistant Professor, letters of recommendation)
  • University of Chicago (Lecturer, 1/22)
  • Durham (Assistant Prof. Hispanic Studies, letter of recommendation, 1/8) x2
  • MIT (Latin American Studies, letters of recommendation, Oct. 27)


  • CUNY BMCC (5/24) - Email, no interview
  • University of New Mexico (04/29) e-mail, no interview
  • Central Connecticut State University (4/24) "The Search Committee has decided not to invite you for a campus interview"—not surprised, it clearly was a courtesy interview. Q1: What do you mean a courtesy interview? R1: Instead of cancelling, they followed through with it, even though it was pretty clear that they had already selected the candidates for campus interviews.
  • Simpson College (4/23) - no interview
  • U Wisconsin-Whitewater (4/10) - position has been filled
  • Bridgewater State University (4/9) - Email candidate pool had been determined. No interview.
  • University of Lynchburg (4/8) email. The position has been filled / no interview
  • Whitman College (VAP) (4/3): email position had been filled, no interview.
  • Mt. SAC (3/28): email, interviewee pool has been determined. Not included.
  • University of West Georgia (Assistant Professor) (3/27): "we have selected finalists for campus interviews" R1: I see you quoted their email but that seems quick considering the dates posted above on campus interviews as being the same week. They must be moving fast. R2: They actually sent an email, after short-listing for phone interviews, stating that such interviews had been scheduled—thus, 'if you did not get it, you are out.' Regardless of the speed of the process, which is impressive, what I find to be remarkable is their decency of not keeping the rejects waiting like (most) other institutions do. R1: 100% agree with your sentiments of their decency. Still have never heard a formal no from a skype interview in December. Is it really that hard to do? Props to UWG for doing it right.
  • Monmouth (Assistant Professor) (3/25): "a decision relative to this position has been made"
  • Brandeis (3/26) (lecturer) E-mail
  • Bates College - (3/21) Email position had been filled.
  • St. Joseph's University - (3/20) Email position had been filled.
  • University of Mississippi (Assistant Teaching Professor) (03/16) x2 (no interview, email stated position filled or canceled)
  • UTEP (El Paso) (3/5)--search concluded
  • North Central College - (3/13) - email the position was filled, no interview
  • University of Houston (Post MLA 2018): Rejection email from a search that took place last year; better late than never I guess...
  • Columbia (Post MLA 3/10) no mention of if they hired someone. "our search has concluded" A2: After campus visits they did not hire anyone and will redo search next year. A3: Fourth time's a charm I guess!
  • Northeastern University - e-mail, no interview, position has been filled
  • Auburn University (3/6) - Email, no interview, position has been filled.
  • Occidental (3/5) - Email, finalists selected. x3
  • Daemen College (3/5). Email, no interview, position has been filled.

  • Roger Williams (3/5). Email, no interview.

  • Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellow (3/5) Email, no interview

  • University of Florida (3/4) Email, post skype interview - (Portuguese lecturer)

  • Université de Montréal (3/1) Email, no interviewx2

  • Mt Holyoke - (3/1) Email, no interview - email stated position has been filled. x3
  • California State University, Monterrey Bay- e-mail no interview (02/28) X3
  • Auburn University - Latin American Lit - email position was filled
  • MIT, Latin American Studies (2/26) -- search cancelled "due to internal circumstances," email post skype
  • Swarthmore (02/25) - Email, search concluded. x2
  • Harvard U (02/19) - Email, no interview. X3
  • Loyola University at Chicago- E-mail, no interview (2/18)
  • Wartburg College (02/14) - Email, no interview x4
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (2/14)- E-mail, no interview x3
  • University College of London (2/13) - Email x3 (BTW, someone erased this posting from the job list. Uncool.)
  • Transylvania University. Lecturer (2/13) - Email
  • Middlebury College (2/12) - Email, post skype x3
  • Old Dominion University. Lecturer (2/11) - Email
  • Princeton University. Lecturer/director of Spanish language program (2/7) email, no interview - x4
  • UCLA. Assistant professor of Brazilian Studies (2/7) E-mail, no interview x3
  • Cornell University, Lecturer (2/7)- x2 Email, no interview; email post-Skype interview. 
  • Trinity University (2/6)- Email, post skype x3
  • Western Washington University (2/5)- Email, post skype
  • UC Riverside, Peninsular (1/28) - Email, post skype
  • Idaho State University (1/24) - Email, post skype
  • Arizona State University (1/22) - Email, no interview
  • Central Washington University (1/17) - email
  • Lehigh (1/17) X 2- email, post-MLA. Email, no interview. 
  • Augusta State - (1/16) - email
  • Ithaca College (1/10) - email x4
  • University of Pennsylvania - email
  • NYU (1/9) - email x2
  • Durham University (1/8) - email x2
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls (1/3) - email Q1: Are you the same person who had the skype/phone interview above? A. No. I never got a Skype/Phone interview.
  • Elon (1/2) X2, pre-interview x4  
  • University of Maryland–Baltimore County (12/21)x2 Q1: Was this pre or post skype interview? Thank you! A1: pre.
  • Kansas State U (12/20)
  • Holy Family (12/20). x3 Rejection post-campus interview, so presumably the position has been filled. Received notification both by e-mail and regular mail. Q1:Was everyone notified after doing the campus visit? If so, 3 of us were invited to the campus, did they have an inside hire? A: No, I did not have a campus visit. Just a skype interview.
  • PLU (12/18) rejection post Skype x2
  • Ball State University (12/18) - Email - position cancelled x3
  • Bemidji State University (12/17) E-mail. Pre-Skype interview. x2
  • Carnegie Mellon (12/17) X2 Paper rejection letter in mail, post-skype interview
  • Michigan State University (12/17)  X 3 email   Q1: was this pre or post skype? Thank you! R1: Pre R2: Some of these are candidates that didn't get an interview too. Q2: Did anyone who had a Skype interview recieve a rejection at this point? 
  • Northern Arizona University (12/13) X2 Q1: Was this pre or post phone interview? R1 Pre
  • University of British Columbia, Caribe (12/12) x3
  • Santa Clara (12/11) x1 Q1: Was this for the Applied Linguistics position?
  • University of Coloarado, Denver. Instructor of Spanish (12/10)
  • Allegheny College (12/10) x4
  • Boston University (12/07) x2
  • Carnegie Mellon (12/7) x9
    • Q1: Was this pre or post-skype interview? R1: In my case, it was pre- skype interview. R2: I believe they just sent out their mass rejections this week.
    • Q2: Is this possition for L2 linguitics?
  • Davidson College (12/6)
  • San Diego SU (12/6) x4
    • Q1: Was this pre or post-skype interview? A1: pre
  • Rutgers U (12/3) x2
  • Virginia Tech (12/03) x5, 12/04 x1
  • University of Miami (12/03) X7
    • Q1: May I ask what kind of rejection you received?  I applied, but I didn't receive any rejection, nor an interview. A1. I got an email with "Unfortunately, we were unable to include your application among the list of finalists to be interviewed" A2. They sent the email to the mailbox associated with my Interfolio account. Make sure you look in that one if it's not your main one.
  • U of Nevada Reno - Lecturer (11/28)
  • U. of Nevada Reno - TT Spanish Assistant Professor for Translation/Interpretation Studies (11/28)
  • U of Oregon (11/27) x4 - Q: Were these rejections emailed to applicants? A: yes
  • Morningside College (11/25)
    • Q1. Are you sure this was a rejection? I recently received an acknowledgment from them that at first glance looks quite similar to a rejection.
  • Holy Cross x3 (11/20, after Skype interview).
    • A2: I also got an e-mail saying that they were now doing “campus interviews,” which I can only assume is as good as a rejection considering I’m not one of the candidates going.
  • New Mexico State University x 6 
    • Q1. By email? Seems really quick to get a rejection... A. 2 e-mails. One from the chair, and another automatically generated from hr. 
  • Emory University - Contemporary LatinX Studies
  • Daemen X5   Are you ABD? A. I have PhD in hand. Thank you.
  • UBC (MX)
  • Cornell TT (11/5, after Skype interview).
    • Q1: May I ask what your field is? A. Latin American lit, twentieth-century transnational+gender. 


  • Trinity University (1/24) Application Information Survey x3
  • Ball State University (12/18) email:  "The University has decided to not fill the position at this time.  We may decide to post this position at another time."
  • Morningside College
  • U. of Miami (11/28) Applicant Information Survey x7
  • Saint Mary's College (11/26) X 2
  • Muhlenberg lecturer (11/19)
  • Elon U (10/22)
  • Northern Arizona U (10/22)
  • University of Montreal (11/05), (11/21)
  • Boston University (11/07)
  • Rockford University (11/13) x4 Q. In an email, an HR rep requested 'required salary'. What is the answer one should give? A1. You need to do your research and compare against the type of university jobs where you're interested in working and consider cost of living and your own family and debt situation. A good place to start to see what is competitive is here: but there are also different ranges for different fields. I think I saw that modern languages tend to come in about 4% under average. I'll say that this is a terrible HR practice that further concentrates power in the hands of the employer who, in this market, has so much power already. I categorically refuse to give a number. I typically answer something like "I'm very excited about the possibility of working with you and I'd hate to reduce the compensation conversation to just a number when there are so many other elements to a comprehensive offer. If through the interview process we still think that we'd be a mutual good fit I'm sure we'd be able to work something out."  A2: You can check sites like GlassDoor too, that might help get an idea of what salaries are like at a particular institution. In my experience, the few times that salary has come up early in the interview process (usually immediately prior to arranging a campus visit), it has been so that the school can confirm that you're willing to work for 40k, so that they don't waste resources flying you out there only to have to turn down an offer with an absurdly low salary. I don't have any advice on how to respond to the HR request you received tho :( A3: has pretty good data, but it is for all professions, not just languages, so I would take A1's advice regarding 4% under average with this tool as well.

Word on the street[]

  • Any word on University at Buffalo VAP? It's late, I wonder if it's a legit search.
  • Any word on Miami University (VAP/Inst)?
  • Anyone heard from Auburn Univ re: Spanish linguistics?
  • Anyone heard from Framingham? R1: After the campus visit? Not yet. A1: Did anyone get a campus visit invitation this week? R2: Did the Skype interview, but no campus visit.
  • Has anyone heard from Temple University after the Skype interviews?
  • Does any one know anything about CUNY Queensborough? R1: I applied last year and their rejection letter came within two months (5/9). R2: Did you apply back in August? R1: To R2, No, the year before.
  • Any word on St. Catherine's (St. Paul) after Skype interviews? (5/3/19) R1: Any word on why interviews with them weren't put above in the section for interviews? R2: To OP, nope, I guess we were not selected for the campus visits. They were in a rush and it's been over a week by now since the Skype interviews... we were not it. Tough market. And that was it, the end of the line for this year. (5/9)
  • Any word on Cal State San Bernadino? R1. Nothing (4/18) R2 Anything? (4/30) R3: Absolutely no word from them. I am guessing that is over. (5/9)
  • Is this allowing us to post again? There seemed to a dead zone of activity since April 10th.
  • Did anyone receive an offer from U Wisconsin-Whitewater after the campus visits?
  • Any news on University of Durham post-campus visits?
  • Any news on Toronto Mississauga post-campus visits (3/23)? 
  • Any news on NJCU post-campus visits?
  • Any news from the 'University of South Carolina-Aiken? 'R1. That search seemed odd. It was reposted later and the ad had changed to a Peninsular specialist. No one has reported hearing anything from them on here so far.
  • Any word from Georgia Tech on the Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish position? Skype interview invitations, or anything? A1: posted above. Contacted 3/26 for skype interview.
  • Any word on Central Connecticut State University?
  • Any news on Eastern Kentucky University?
  • Any word on U of New Mexico? A1. Am wondering as well... but nope!
  • Any news on Villanova University  (TT position-Spanish Linguistics) post skype interviews? A: Candidates have campus interviews scehduled over the next two weeks.
  • Anybody heard anything about the Wittenberg U VAP recently? A1: Campus visits were scheduled.
  • Truman State University (3/7): Search cancelled “due to fiscal projections”. Something to remember if they post the job again in future years. This is probably not a stable position. A1. This is a replacement line because someone left again. It gets offered but sometimes pulled last mintue because the administration does not just give lines. They give temporary lines and sometimes turn them into full lines. Anyone with a chance elsewhere, leaves, because the workload and location is prohibitive. I know this from a friend who also left there.
  • Anybody heard anything from Virginia Weslayan? Strange things going on there. Second hand info, but just wondering. Thanks!
  • Any news on Cornell post-campus interview? A1: I think it's on here somewhere, but they made an offer which was accepted.
  • Just announced (3/1): Assistant Professor in Spanish and Applied Linguistics, Dublin City University.    A1: This position seems a bit more along the lines of a chair position than a starting assistant, especially considering the salary range.
  • Any news on Bowling Green post campus visits? A1: More than a month without news from them; not even a "search cancelled" notification. A2: For what it's worth, I had a campus visit at university in early Feb and it was March 22 before they notified me someone else had accepted the offer. There are a lot of things going on and they might be dealing with bureaucracy. While no news isn't great news after so long it isn't bad news yet.
  • TT Assistant Prof in Hispanic Studies at Warwick (UK) just announced (2/26). Deadline soon. See Job listings below
  • Any news on the Rollins post-doc or Brandeis post-doc? A1: See Rejections
  • Any news on Michigan State post campus visits?
    • I saw that someone accepted an offer for the TT position (3/5) . Q: Where did you see this? I don't think that information is correct, based on correspondence with the search committee itself (which said that they haven't made an offer yet). A: We might be talking about different positions? I'm 100% sure that an offer for assistant professor position in Spanish at Michigan State has been accepted.
  • Any news on Muhlenberg? Nothing here after campus visit.
  • Colby College just re-posted the ad on Linkedin. Are they still looking?  A: I don't know if anyone in our fields really uses linked in for academic searches, but it can indeed be difficult to find scholars in Latinx studies who are trained/willing to teach Spanish, so maybe it's possible they're still fishing for last minute applications? But who would apply now that would have decided not to during the initial call? Seems weird.
  • Any news on Auburn? A1: Nothing here. News anyone else?
  • Any news on Southeastern Louisiana University?
  • Any news on Wichita State University? A1: Nothing here so far. R1: They held phone interviews last Friday (Second hand, reliable) Q2: Is this for the Associate/Full Latinx Position or the Assistant Prof? They had 2 openings.
  • Anything on UW-Whitewater post-video interviews? A1: Nothing here A2: Confirming campus invite by telephone. 
  • Still nothing on UC Santa Barbara Migration Studies post-Skype? Nothing here, anyone has any news? A1: Nothing here either. A2: I called the department today, they told me they were still doing interviews. They started doing interviews early January, so it seems a bit odd. Does anybody knows what this could mean?
  • Nothing has been put up on skype/phone or campus interviews but Middle Tennessee is having campus visits. 
  • Has anyone heard anything from CSUMB? A1: As of 2-19, nothing for me. 
  • Anything from University of Texas at El Paso post-MLA/Skype interviews?
  • Anything from Villanova (Spanish Linguistics TT position) yet? A: Nothing here A2: Skype interview invitations were sent out today (2/6).
  • (Bumping up) Anything on Bowdoin post-Skype interviews? A: Nothing here  OP: Should I assume that I am out of the running? It has been a month since my interview (2/12) A2: I heard last week that someone got a campus interview. OP: Thank you
  • Still nothing on Trinity? A:  Nothing Yet (at least not on my end) A1: it's been almost a month since the Skype interviews,  I wonder if they already scheduled campus visits. Anyone? A2: They sent rejection emails today (2/6) saying that campus interviews had already happened and that an offer was made and accepted.
  • Still nothing on Michigan State? I remember they mentioned they will contact candidates after the Holidays. I wonder if they did already and are on Campus visit stage. Anyone? A1: Nothing here but a soul-crushing silence! And anxiety, plenty of that too. A2: I feel you! I wish they will let us know so we can all move on and away from anxiety. Good luck! If I hear anything, I'll post it. A1 update: checked w a contact there, they are doing visits already. :(
  • Any updates on SUNY Purchase post-Skype interviews? A: It would have been nice if you had posted in the skype interview section that you had one or that you knew they happened. This wiki is for the exchange of information - which means it relies on people giving information as well as asking for information. OP: Hmm, I thought I had; guess I didn't hit publish. Added it back. A: Thank you.
  • Any updates on Occidental College post-interviews? A: Nothing here A1: Still no word from Oxy? A2: Post Skype interview, I contacted the chair after receiving an offer elsewhere, no response.
  • Any news on Lycoming post-phone?  A: not here
  • Has anyone heard back from UCLA about the Brazilian Studies position? Have they conducted any interviews yet? A1: Nothing! Boa sorte! A2: Not an applicant, but have reliable information that an offer was made.
  • Any news on Trinity post-Skype? A: Al menos a mí no me han dicho nada A2: Ni a mí. A3: Nada por aquí.
  • Any news on UC Santa Barbara post-Skype?
  • Has anyone heard from New Jersey City University about the Peninsular TT position? A1: Nope. I've stopped waiting for this one, to be honest. 
  • Still nothing on Montreal? A: One of the job talks is already being announced in the dpt's web page A1: Link?
  • Any news on Michigan State, post-Skype? A1: none here A2: Thanks for sharing.
  • MIT (lit): anyone heard anything post-skype? Was anyone invited to acmous visit or received letter of rejection?
  • Any news on Davidson College post-Skype interviews? A: Campus interviews have been scheduled (second-hand).
  • New job offer for TT Spanish / French at Creighton University. See Job Postings section.
  • BU--Any word on campus visits post-MLA?
  • USC - Aiken ran a search through Nov. 17. Now they have posted the job again on Jan 11 with review starting Jan 14 and requesting mailed to them documents. Does this seem odd?
  • Did anyone ever hear from Middlebury after Skype interviews last month? I know it is likely to go to the inside candidate, but I wondered if anyone else had been invited to campus.
  • Any news on Trinity University post-Skype interviews? A: I think it is still too early for news (I interviewed recently).  Q: Thank you!  
  • Any news on Saint Joseph's University post-MLA? A: yes, visits scheduled last week. Thank you!
  • Any news on Emory?
  • Any news on Swarthmore College? Did they even have MLA interviews? A1: Totally wondering the same...I was really excited about that position and I reached out to follow up re: my application and no one got back to me.
  • Anything on Pitzer post-MLA? A: Nothing, but this is a weird position, isn't it? A2: Indeed. The job ad did not make apparent everything they seem to want...good luck!
  • Any news on Elon U post interviews?
  • Any news on Mount Holyoke, post interviews? No...A2: Thanks for your reply :)
  • Any news from UC Riverside, Peninsular post-Skype? Has anybody received a callout for campus visits?
  • Anyone know what's happening at MTSU?
  • Any news from Yale? Last year they advertised then never hired anyone. Same thing all over again?
  • Any news from Trinity U?
  • Did Montreal contact candidates?
  • Has anyone heard about the Wartburg College position? Thank you for your response, yet a another for my lengthy and growing list of rejections :( A1: Nothing post-phone interview.
  • Has anyone heard from Northern Arizona U post-telephone interviews? A1. Nothing here, but I guess campus visits must have been scheduled...
  • Has anyone heard about the Denison U position?
  • Has anyone heard from University of the Bahamas? Q2: Seconding this question
  • Colorado State-Fort Collins? No news yet? (1/12) | Rockford University post-telephone interviews?
  • Anything from Princeton or Swarthmore College? A1/OP: Answering part of my own question - I contacted Princeton directly and apparently they are currently holding their first round of interviews.
  • Any news from Fashion Institute of Technology? A1: Nope. Someone else asked this below, though.
  • Anything from Montreal? 
  • Anyone heard anything from NW Oklahoma State? The deadline passed quite a while ago.
  • ¿Todavía sin noticias de Harvard? Alguien ha dicho que tiene entrevista. Gracias, no sé donde tengo la mente
  • The status of the Ball State job was changed to search cancelled. Can anyone confirm this? 'R1: Where did you see this? I was planning on submitting my application tonight. R2: I haven't seen anything and the application submission website is working, so I wouldn't pay much attention to that anonymous comment. Apply. OP: Look below in the jobs section of available jobs, someone this morning edited the job submission down there to say search cancelled. I already applied and my application still says under review but was just curious why someone changed the job on this page, that is all. OP: To confirm, Ball State has cancelled the position. I just received an email from them stating they have decided not to fill the position at this time.
  • Any news from UT-San Antonio (Hispanic Linguistics) post Skype interview? 
  • Any news on the position at Colgate University? 12/15 Skype interviews were conducted on the week of December 17-21
  • Any news from Bridgewater State University? Nope, nothing yet... A1: I've heard unofficially that they wont be contacting any candidates until January A2: It's odd that no one has heard yet, right? A3: Did they cancel the search? It might worth to make a call.
  • Any news on Bates College? None. Would be hard to imagine them not hiring the VAP, very impressive publishing record. A2: yeah I had to pick my jaw up off the floor after looking at that record. Returning a post that was censored by another user: A3: Impressive indeed but, as usual, who knows if she'd want to stay there? It's not like the search was tailored for her, as we saw in certain VT college.
  • Any news on Carnegie Mellon post Skype interview? Rejection letter in the mail today
  • Any news on The College of Wooster (OH)? Skype interview invite 12/11
  • Any news about the Fashion Institute of Technology? They had an Oct, 1st deadline for applications. Same with Bronx Community College. A1: I was wondering the same! I applied to FIT, Barnard and CUNY Queensborough (deadline mid Sept) and haven't heard from any of them :(. Best of luck! A2: Me too!  A3: I wouldn't hold my breath on Barnard - they posted the identical job description last year and, according to last year's wiki and my own experience, it seems like they never interviewed anyone for the job (and never even responded to emails or sent rejections).
  • Anything on the UBC Caribbeanist position? 
  • Any news from the University of Dallas? Looks like there are Skype interviews scheduled (someone recently updated the Skype/Phone interviews section higher up on the page).
  • Any word on the TT Spanish Peninsular Lit position at New Jersey City University? A1: I got nothing. Good to know I'm not alone on getting nothing so far, at least. I'll post the second I hear anything (if I do).A2: Great, thank you! I will do the same. Their deadline was 12/09 I think so it may still be too early.
  • Any news on MIT Lecturer in Spanish position? A. Nothing of nothing. Nada.
  • Any news on Augusta? A1: De momento, nada.
  • Any news on Muhlenberg?
  • Any news on the Harvard Mexicanist position? Nada de nada.
  • Below is a comment on the overwhelming amount of apps submitted to Northern Arizona but nothing else. Any news from them? 10/22 was a long time ago compared to other places announcing interviews and visits.
  • Anything from Bowdoin? Nada
  • Any news from University of Texas El Paso?
  • Any news from Montréal?
  • FYI, a committement over the last many years to hire only white european or American men is not a committment  to diversity, and certainly not where we want to go in medieval Iberian studies. You can add early modern postitions to this situation also. Most of the Medieval and Early Modern positions in the past two years have been given to male Europeans or Americans. The visting postions have been left for women in the fields.  I appreciate these comments very much and hope this veiled discourse can be continued so that they are not deleted because this really needs to be said in the Iberian realm, as it is being said in others. R1 As far as I know, one of the few positions of those two fields last year went to a man from Puerto Rico; other to an American woman with Latin American heritage, and other to a woman from Spain... (you can check last year's announcements and the websites of the institutions if you want). So I am referring to half of the positions last year (don't know about the rest), and just talking about last year. R2 Sitting at the IMANA table with me at Kalamazoo this year were three new hires in Medieval Spanish literature. One was a Hispanic man, one an American woman, and one an Arab. In fact, I, the white American male, felt left out because I had not gotten a tenure-track hire. R3: To the person who made this post originally: what source were you basing your comments on? R4: I think the initial poster is referring to a specific embattled job. If I am correct, they are definitly right, no question about that. R4: It seemed the original person was speaking in general terms about many different types of positions (medieval Iberian studies, Early Modern, and then commenting on VAPs). I did not get the sense at all that they were referring to a specific position. R6: To R1 and R2: Supporting diversity means reversing the historical trend that is today perpetuated. It would only be fair for universities to stop considering candidacies from European and American white men for a decade. That would be a real commitment to diversity and a way for white male Europeans and Americans to understand what we feel. Especially the field of Medieval Iberian Studies is desperately in need of feminine voices. R7: To R6: If you are trying to be funny, then ha ha. "Feminine voices," especially, make for passable comedy. But if you are serious, shame on you. It scares me to consider that I might be working alongside somebody who holds this kind of abhorrent views and not even know it. R8: I did not pretend to be funny and I do not know why "female voices" are funny. Maybe it's that my English is not good. I also do not know why it is "abhorrent" my view. Without a clear measure that prohibits the hiring of those who dominate the field, you will never reach any kind of diversity. The norm will be always reproduced. R9: You can't be bothered to look up the difference between "female" and "feminine" even after it's been pointed out to you and you don't seem to value linguistic competence enough to work on it. I'm a tenured academic (female but not particularly feminine) and I'm often on search committees. In my experience, people who assume they aren't getting hired because of unfair preferences aren't very attractive to search committees. One always expects such candidates to blame everybody else for their mistakes once they are hired, and it's tiresome. Good luck with your search but please remember that your colleagues of either gender or any ethnicity are not your enemy. R10: This is a limited and trash observation by a bitter candidate. Lets be honest here. White males, even if they are 10x more qualified, are no longer being employeed by most departments and universities, specifically due to the ""need"" for more diversity. Do your research. I know a sizable number of highly qualified "white-male" scholars who simply cannot find employment due to the color of their skin and the gender which they claim. 
  • Anyone heard from Bowling Green?
  • Any updates about Texas State University literature position? Thanks! 
  • Any news from U Virginia? A1. This is not a real job search. They are doing this for the second year in a row because of an ongoing situation with somebody. Applicants wait forever and never hear anything. I have a close friend involved in the situation, which is how I know. Q2. Are you talking about the position in Spanish Peninsular Literature, 15th to present? A2. We hired last year ( and are running a second search this year, also in Peninsular, to replace recent retirements ( I teach in the department, but all of this information is on our website for the public. The job market is hard enough without crazy rumors. Let's try to support each other here. A3. Appreciate the information from within the department. A4. But, are they scheduling interviews at all? Q3. Qué pasa con esta gente de Virginia? Han empezado a entrevistar a alguien? No hay noticias por ningún lado A1. Yo sí tuve una entrevista con U of Virginia. Me dijeron que tenían que hacer más entrevistas entonces supongo que no soy el único a quien han entrevistado (obviamente). Q4. Gracias por la información. Es para el puesto de Peninsular, verdad? Podrías decir si la(s) entrevista(s) fue(ron) reciente(s)? Más o menos cuándo? Gracias! Q5. Seguimos sin contacto-¿hay noticia, A2? ¿El puesto de Peninsular? Gracias. A5. Puesto ofrecido y aceptado por el candidato.
  • Anything on the U Miami job? A: I recieved the affirmative action form today. For some reason their webpage isn't working today. I have a feeling that there is an inside candidate, but who knows. Good luck! A2: Hmm...wondering how to interpret that...think it's a mass email to everyone who's applied? A3: I feel like it was a mass e-mail, too. The webpage worked perfectly when I tried it. What makes you think there’s an internal candidate, A?
  • Any news on the Boston U. position?
  • Does anyone know who is in the search committee for the Columbia U job? They have a new top professor in the house and was wondering if he is part of the search.
  • Any news on the Virginia Tech position?  A: I haven't heard anything, 11/28/18.  FYI, this position was created as a spousal position.  A2: 12/4/18 It's been filled.
  • Anything from Bowdoin? Nada.
  • Q: Any news on the University of British Columbia Caribbeanist position? 
  • Any news on the Columbia U. position? 
  • Q: Anyone heard from Wabash College in Indiana? 
  • Q: Any news on the University of British Columbia Mexicanist position after Skype interviews? 
  • A friend just told me that Northern Arizona U received more than 140 applications. A1. Most universities get over 100 applications for a TT position. A2. I got my TT in 2009, after the Recession hit, and there were over 300 applications for the position I got. It was on OK school but definitely not an Ivy and not in a desirable location. So the market is getting better. A3 Original Poster: The number surprised me. Thank you both for your insight.
  • Middlebury TT is 100% an inside higher. I know exactly who they plan on highering. It will be a spouse higher.  -A1. Jeez, they could have mentioned it. I spent weeks working on that application and hurt my back doing so. What does an institution lose by telling the truth? Or just saying "there's a good chance we'll hire one of our own"? A2. I feel your pain, A1. I have suffered from this myself and I've also been on two search committees where we wanted to give a TT position to our adjuncts because it would be unfair and wrong to deny them a chance. We would have loved nothing more than to do that and not declare a fake search. But the HR did not allow us to do that. We were told to conduct a bona fide search and we had to fake that we were doing it. The legal was hovering over us every step of the way to ensure we were really interviewing. It was horrible to look at the hopeful faces of candidates during Skype interviews knowing that we were deceiving them. At least, we wiggled out of doing any fake campus visits. I don't know what a search committee can do to prevent this kind of truly dishonest and vicious thing. There should be a possibility within the system to promote existing VPs or adjuncts without conducting thse fake searches but currently that lies outisde the purview of faculty. The best of luck to you with your search!
  • Q: Environmental literature, Any news on Oberlin Environmental Studies job?
  • Pitzer Spanish/French: Language proficiency in one of the languages could be just enough to teach basic levels. 
  • At the College of the Holy Cross, there is a Visiting Assistant Professor that completed his PhD with Albert Lloret at UMass-Ahmerst. He does Catalan studies in Early Modern Spain and one of his directors is the husband of a professor at Holy Cross. I would not be surprised if they offer him the TT in Golden Age. He is already teaching Golden Age as VAP at Holy Cross this year. A2 Muchas gracias por la información, un favor como este para la comunidad hace que merezca la pena seguir esta página (y "seguir adelante" también). A3: Maybe so, but the VAP is there because their previous specialist announced a departure late last year. The VAP was very likely hired before they even had an ad crafted, beyond obvious factors of whether or not he and the dept. fit together. It's important to apply and try to understand trajectories of position offerings before assuming internal candidates, though of course, they exist. A4. Yes, UMass is a pipeline for Holy Cross. We are nearby. Many spouses work in both campuses, and a quick search through the program page will reveal many UMass PhDs. If the specialist who left early is who I think it is, HC was never going to hire that person as a TT anyway. A5. The specialist who left was John Cull, who retired and moved to Virginia. After that, they posted a VAP position, and now they have been authorized to open a TT. This nepotism is common in Jesuit universities. A6: "Inside candidates" are not the problem and should not be villified in this forum. They struggle alongside the rest of us. They are mostly adjuncts.  Not fun. Nepotism is not good, I agree. But the insiders are not the problem; they are comrades in this struggle. abrazos. A7: I agree strongly with your point, A6, but I'm also concerned with how you are 'outing' a candidate's experience on the job market. I do not think you should be sharing the personal experiences of another candidate, unless, of course, you are the candidate and you decide to share this information willingly. This is a small world, and it is very easy to find out who is who from the information given on this forum. A7: Thank you for your post. I agree. I will delete. A8: I knew a VAP who worked there, an early modern specialist. He was maltreated. I can’t recall all the details anymore. It was back in the late 2000’s. Am just putting this out there as a reminder that some of these jobs are hell holes, so if you don’t get an interview there, later on you discover that you dodged one. Just sayin.’ A9: Well, all I know about Holy Cross is that they asked for a teaching video and never watched mine (can track views on YouTube). Understanding that it's probably because the other docs weren't quite on a par with their expectations, I still see this as a sign of negligence and disrespect toward their applicants' time. A10 That's actually a good point, I've just checked as well and they didn't watch my video either... (and it took me time to figure it out how to do and record it, only for this position) I also consider that this kind of things are a stupid waste of time. A11: The same thing for me, they even sent me an email because I had not included the video in my application (I also thought it was a waste of time), I finally recorded the video and sent to them because I thought they were interested in my application, but I never received an answer after that. 

Free advice (especially for colleagues new to the market)[]

  • Wishing all the MLA-ers the best of luck! A1: Thanks!!!!!!! A2: Thank you, and same!!!
  • Would American Univerisites or Colleges typically sponsor candidates for VAP positions or would that only happen with TT jobs? A1: Depends on the University/College, some do, some don't. A2: It also depends oh how soon you get the offer. Your chances of getting sponsored are much higher if the institution does not have to look for express procedures to sponsor you. Thanks, A1 and A2. Would most VAP positions for 2019 be advertised by now or do you reckon there should be more coming after Christmas? A3: More VAP positions will come out after the holidays, especially as people begin to accept/reject offers. They can be announced quite late into the semester actually.A4: Depends on the institution. Less and less universities/colleges do it these days, unfortunately. Some won't even do it if it's a TT position. 
  • How does everyone prepare for Skype interviews here? I have had a few go really well, and a few go really not well, and just looking for advice in general on how to approach them.
  • The Professor is In?
  • What would you guys say about short skype interviews? Interviews that instead of lasting 30 m. last 10? To me is not a good sign. It seems that the research committee already made up their minds. What do you guys think? A1: I don't necessarily think this is a bad sign - I actually received a job following a 15 minute skype interview that was slated to last 30 minutes. I think it also depends on many other factors. A2: Conversely, I'd say that it's not necessarily true that longer interviews are always a good sign; last year, my MLA interview lasted over an hour, and yet I still wasn't invited to a campus visit... A3: sounds crazy; out of curiosity, may I ask what exactly was discussed in the ten minutes? A1: Thank you so much for your responses, I really appreciate them! A3. This was a Skype interview with a top Liberal Arts College. All the questions were about teaching and the person's contribution to the department and the college more generally. The person responded each question in 2 minutes or so. There were 4 professors, each of them asked a question and no one followed up after the candidate responded. The candidate was being succinct --although creative and enthusiastic-- because he was expecting a longer interview. But he was surprised when the professors said, "okay, thank you so much, we will let you know in a week". The candidate thinks he did a good job. But the duration of the interview was very unexpected. A: I guess one takeaway is for the committee to state at the outset how long the interview duration will be if it wasn't clear in the scheduling process. A1: It was clear. They said it was going to last 30 minutes. They said that by email. Anyways. Who knows? A4: Three years ago, my Skype interview lasted 8 minutes, and I got the job! It felt more like a conversation among colleagues than an interview. 

General Discussion, Questions, and Inquiries[]

  • The HR department of a school I never interviewed with contacted me via phone recently. In our phone conversation, they told me more details about the position, including the salary range, a few things about the community and the like. Then they said the hiring department would be in touch shortly, and that was it. It's been about a week, and I still haven't heard from the department, which leaves me wondering if I'm even being considered for an interview there (videoconference/phone obviously), or whether they contact every applicant via that method. It's not my first year on the job market, and I had never seen anything like that before. Anyone have experience with these types of situations?
  • Is it appropriate to email a  search committee after they have said they would "reach out shortly" and ten days have passed? When is it appropriate to inquire about a search after a campus visit? R1: Creo que depende mucho de si fueste el /la primero/a en ir al campus visit. Si fuiste el primero/a todavía tienes que esperar por lo menos 3 -4 semanas. Si fueste el/la último/a yo esperarí por lo menos 2-3 semanas. R2: It is only appropriate once you have another job offer and want to try to speed them up. Otherwise, do not contact them. If they want you, they will call you. If the do not, there is no good that can come from calling them.
  • Has anyone see the new job ad at Cumberland College in NJ? 15 credit hours, plus help with coordination of "multiple" sections of Spanish classes, please 16 more items! Who is able to do all that??? 
  • "Not a good fit". While in the midst of a campus visit, I realized that I could not really see myself working in that place. I needed a job, so I decided to suck it up and just go on with the interviews, handshaking, smiling, etc. But I felt horribly guilty because I could not deny to myself that the place was "not a good fit" for my intellectual and even personal goals, despite everyone in the search committee being sufficiently nice to me. I was lucky that besides being offered the "not a good fit" job, I was also offered one that I really wanted. But to be honest, during that awkward campus visit I wondered if I should have said something after the first day of the visit to stop everyone (and myself) from wasting their time. I would appreciate your thoughts on a situation like this or sharing similar stories. Thanks! R1: I'd say it is better to go through the whole thing or as much of it as possible. This year I had an awful experience at a campus visit. The committee was clearly not interested in me (none of them met with me during the campus visit) and yet 2 people, not from the committee, but from the department (a lecturer and a senior professor), had the decency to be cordial throughout the entire day. These were the only people with whom I had the chance to talk about my research, their research, and about life in general. I wouldn't say that it was all worth it because of the opportunity to meet with these 2 people, but that it is better to just endure the awkwardness. I think one learns a lot from those experiences. I did once have a colleague, however, who canceled the "last supper", the dinner after the job talk. She said that it was a disaster so after it she just said: "look, we both know this isn't going to work out, so why don't I just go and have dinner by myself?" and the committee agreed. I think I would have done the same. R2: A friend of mine decided not to give his own job talk after getting confilcting information regarding his positoin and expectations. I think he just said, "Well, that's it. Please take me to the hotel; I am no longer interseted in this job." One of the professors said, "That's someone who knows what he's doing," or something to that effect. Depending on circumstances, it may make more sense to suck it up and finish the interview or make a simple but polite statement of withdrawal.
  • U of FL (3/29) Spanish Lecturer (accepted, second hand, realiable). This confirms once more the department's preference for Spaniards, or people who have completed some studies in Spain. R1: ¡Mecachis! R2: Breaking News: AMLO demands King Felipe VI apologizes for qualified Spaniards' getting jobs in the Americas. R3: King Felipe VI should apologize for qualified Spaniards not getting jobs in Spain and becoming new immigrants in the Americas. R4: Hello fellow job seekers! I personally think we should all celebrate the fact that academics can get a job in different countries if that's what they want, and avoid any remarks that could be deemed xenophobic. Let's all be good colleagues and not bitter! Good luck on your searches and congrats if you already secured a job! To O.P. 100% Agree. The worst part is that is not only U of FL. R6: Well, I don't know which part xenophobia is in these comments, yet I can add that not only words can be xenophobic, but also attitudes, preferences, behaviors, even lack of any words. As for qualifications, there are many non-Spaniards as qualified as any Spaniard, most of them with training in US. Regardless of national origin, it's kinda unlikely that an individual with a non-American degree can be as qualified as anyone with an American degree, not because the foreign degree is worse, but because we are talking about very different educational systems, preparation, teaching methods and expectations. So it's impossible to accept covering up a reality that may be uncofortable for those involved in such a clear preference. When you see that all of the finalists are Spaniards, one of them from the same town of a Spanish professor, and also another one who was a student of another Spanish professor elsewhere, then you cannot simply trivialize a fact nor demand collegiality, which has nothing to do with complicity. R7: Spaniards are not always the selected ones. I know Spaniards with excellent qualifications who have been rejected after campus visits and the position was finally for a non-Spaniard with fewer academic merits. R8: The opposite also happens. Spaniards with fewer merits than non-Spaniards get the job. R9: From an outsider's perspective, it is interesting that two of the UF searches are being the most controversial this year, however the literature one was not. I'm assuming no Spaniard got that position and therefore there's no reason to complain about that one? As for candidates with international degrees, I believe hiring such individuals enriches any educational system, since they bring in new ideas and perspectives, which is the point of education at the end of the day, and in fact, I'd say it is harder for people without an American degree (even if it's Canadian) to get a job in the States. I don't know about the backgrounds of these finalists, but I'd say we shouldn't rush into conclusions, since there is always a lottery factor in job searches. There's no way we can know what the search committees see in a particular finalist, or how well they did during a campus visit, in terms of scholarship potential, or simply by seeming to be someone who'd be a good colleague, which is, after all, what they are looking for. I think passing resentful judgment on people's nationalities or educational backgrounds doesn't help us much, especially when being on the job market. This is already too difficult an experience already. Once again, good luck everybody! R10: I think the literature position is in Latin American colonial studies, so it's rare to see a Spaniard doing research in this field. As for the enriching the educational system with an international degree, come on, anything not done "a la americana" has little chance even in Spanish departments, especially when there are hundreds of people with a US degree in hand without a job. I don't know about anyone with a Latin American degree getting a job in the States, though. So it's striking that someone who doesn't even have the PhD in hand from a foreign college suddenly gets the job. As for a "good colleague," what does it actually mean? That Latin American collegiality isn't as good as Spanish? If this is the case, it would sound a little racist. After all, a good colleague typically is someone either manipulable or willing to suck up to superiors without complaining and to agree with all of their decisions that benefit them, even if those decisions affect their subordinates, including those who suck up to them. Yeah, this is what they are all looking for. With that said, good luck everyone! R11: I think there is some confusion of terms going on here. Is the problem the hiring of Spaniards without degrees from the US or is it that the hires come from the same hometown as a faculty member? The latter seems like a conflict of interest which is a huge problem, but the complaints about the hiring of "Spaniards" as a problem is xenophobic at best. Why should a university only hire from within the US? Is it also a problem when someone is hired with a degree from a Chilean or Mexican university or just a Spanish university? If so, why? R12: 2 things - can we put this at the bottom in the General Discussion where it belongs like the last one which is my second thing responding to R9, the colonial(lit) job did generate a lot of discussion and it was moved to a different part of the page. Scroll down and you'll see the same ridiculousness you see here. R13: There is no confusion here, so let's not distort the original comment. The problem isn't hiring Spaniards, but a clear preference for Spaniards (or non-Spaniards who have studied in Spain or people who learned the peninsular Spanish) when it comes to hiring faculty in that particular department, which is racism at best. And yes, the new faculty member comes from the same town and the same college where another faculty member completed the PhD. So the claim about "let's be good collegues" and the accusation of xenophobia to cover up this obvious bias are just ways to distract from the real problem. It's been almost impossible to fight this powerful system, but at least let's speak freely even if nothing changes. R13, you can move this thread to the General Discussion section if you like. R14. A couple of years ago, a Spanish woman was hired by another Spanish woman (her friend who was also the head of the search committe), and they didn't even interview me after they email me scheduling an interview. When I contacted them they had already selected her. I had to file a complain to the dean who thought what they did was awful. Please, do not tell me there isnt't a bias. Spaniards hire Spaniards no matter what their qualifications are. Look at the faculty at Colorado State University. R15: I think that's an overgeneralization; hires are decided by the whole faculty and ultimately by the department head, not just the head of the search committee. I do agree that it sounds like they didn't maneuver your situation well at all. On a different note, if everyone's ok with it, I'll move this whole thread to general discussion. R16: Responding to R14, also non Spaniards tend to hire non Spaniards. I have seen departments that have non Spaniard faculty in fields like medieval or golden age studies, but you will hardly see a Spaniard in the colonial field (unless he or she is golden age AND colonial). Spaniards have more chances to be rejected in Latin American positions than non Spaniards to be rejected in peninsular positions. At the end, all that matters is whether you have contacts or not. R11. It's not distorting terms when the follow-up to the OP stated that "The worst part is that it is not only U of FL." The OP is upset about a singular institution--which may be true. To extend that to Spaniards or non-Spaniards who have studied in Spain is where it becomes overgeneralization and confusing. This led to R16's assertion that non-Spaniards hire non-Spaniards. My point here is: Can we discuss particular institutions or departments without extending that to the entire profession? I worry sometimes that we are creating an atmosphere where everyone suspects everyone, rendering collaboration impossible. R18: I'm going respond only because this post has gone on much longer than it really should. I always question why people continue to beat this dead horse? This is a problem with no solution in sight, yet it (and others like it) appears time and again, year in year out, on this board. I get it...we seek comfort in knowing that others feel/think/suffer the same thing we do, but most of the accusations andassumptions thrown out on this forum are tenuous at best and absolutely cannot be proven. Furthermore, why would we discuss particular institutions? What good does that do? Do you actually think that a candidate who is offered a job from one of these schools would turn it down as some form of protest or in solidarity with those who in theory were never given a chance (Hint: they won't, because desperate times won't allow it, plus that protest would be rendered ineffective because it would never be known)? Between inside candiates and xenophobic hiring practices, this place is the biggest witchhunt since Salem, MA (see OP for evidence of this). R19: It can be a dead horse, but at least this forum shoud be a hub for job seekers to openly disccuss issues that affect most of us. That insistence in preventing people here from speaking some truths only shows how disturbing some are about explicitly pointing the dark sides of hiring practices. It's ironic that someone calls this place a witchhunt when academy is one of the most oppressive workplaces, and even more when most scholarship is about colonialism, dictatorship, censorship, discrimination of racial minorities, women, homosexuals, ... and then we should keep silent about favoritism. Right, nothing will change, but how about free speech which this country is the champion of? Censoring and blocking commentators access won't change people's mind either. R20: Obviously. But a witchhunt is premised on someone crying "wolf" and then others taking that and running with it. Much like 90%-95% of these claims. Someone in the most remote corner of the room yells fire and everybody is just on board with it. No hard evidence. No facts or anything to substantiate their claim. They see smoke and assume the whole building is ablaze. I'm not saying they are wrong, but I am saying that all they do is spread the seeds of malcontent and paranoia to those who have little to no experience on the market. Those of us who have been around understand how these things work, more or less. What good does that do here except curb people's enthusiasm for a job that they thought they (and probably do) enjoy. None. I'm not saying don't talk about it. I'm not saying it isn't a problem. What I'm saying is that unfounded claims bring nothing to the conversation. Would anything you wrote get published without a solid, well-founded argument? I hope not. If so then that's another problem in and of itself. Well, the same should hold true for this forum. If you want to dialogue about something and effect change, well then bring a good argument to the table and let's talk about it, but don't come here assuming that just because so and so got hired at XYZ University that it is because they are Spanish. Before pointing the finger elsewhere, maybe we should reflect on our own practices and take a deeper look at ourselves. Maybe the problem lies much closer than we originally believed. R21. This is a remarkably resilient horse. Are we sure it's dead? We should probably all look at our practices, yes, especially the notion that disagreements equals "censoring" and "blocking." I would also disagree that the Academy is one of the "most oppressive" workplaces. It's definitely a mess, no argument, and we can call it out on it. Some institutional messes are more privileged than others, just as some are more toxic than others, but to say it's "most oppressive" is an over generalization that runs the risk of erasing far more oppressive workplaces, like prisons, factory lines, agricultural work and so on. R22: I didn't know that witchhunt is premised on the wolf story. So I guess that if someone cries "Nike," then you see most people running with it because it's "cool" and any generic sport shoes are dissmissed because, you know, it's not cool. Or some academic upstart cries "disability studies" and then everyone do research in disability studies because if you don't, well, you're not doing "cool" research. Hard evidence of this being cool or that not being cool? This entire wiki works on the grounds of no evidence at all. Where is the evidence of a fellow who got a job at X college, or an interview at Y, or $83,000 at an eastern liberal arts college? People see these claims and take them for granted. No one truly concerned about those new to the job market being infected with malcontent and paranoia doesn't spend so much time showing unease with this issue (Oh, that's so sweet to be concerned about new little ones). Maybe this horse is part of the problem and feels pointed. Anyways, what makes someone feel entitled to determine what can be said and what can't be? Evidence of preference for Spaniards in THAT particular department? The chair speaks peninsular Spanish and did research in Spanish literature for the thesis, the graduate coordinator is Spanish, the administrative coordinator speaks peninsular Spanish and does research in Spanish literature, the language teaching coordinator studied and lived in Spain for a long time. Last year a former student, Spanish of course, got a TT linguistics job. This Spanish alumnus was the head of the search committee for another linguistics TT position and again a Spaniard got the job. The new lecturer, yes, Spaniard, comes from the graduate coordinator's hometown and PhD granting institution after several faculty members and graduate students voiced that they were not impressed with the candidate. So, all the leading positions are either Spaniards or Americans who speak peninsular Spanish or studied in Spain. A Spanish MA student, who wasn't required to write a thesis to get the degree, got a research assistantship and even lived out of town doing... who knows, while a PhD Latin American student, who's required to write a dissertation, was denied an RA for whatever reason they invented. Then the same Spanish student, after graduating, and another MA Spanish graduate are the only privileged people who have taught online from their towns, even though they are no longer students, whille no anouncements for these positions were published. Now another MA Spanish graduate is the only one teaching online. So, after all this evidence, sorry, I meant "coincidence" (and there is much more), I don't need to experience prison or agriculture life to know how oppressive academia may be. Implicit oppression is as painful as explicit oppression, sometimes even more. And no, censorship and blocking don't equal disagreement, rather the opposite--disagreements equal being censored and blocked. R23 to R19. Thank you! Some people want to censor comments here becasue they know it is true and it's an issue. Actually, some of use DO have evidence, we just can't post names here (otherwise I would). Also, it is not too hard to check departments' websites where you can CLEARLY see where each faculty member is from. There are universities even in the southwest where only this year a mexicanist is being hired and has several faculty from Spain. No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver.... R24: Witchhunt's have nothing to do with being "cool". Not sure where "being in" came to the fore. It has to do simply with making an unsubstantiated claim and then it getting blown out of proportion - cool or not. Your "evidence" about the faculty in question may be true. Maybe they do ONLY hire peninsularists or those with experience/studies in Spain. Or maybe, just maybe, they hired the candidate that the committee felt was the most qualified for the position. Maybe those who interviewed from other parts came across as pompous, entitiled, unprofessional, or just incompetent.You can't prove that it is one way, just like I can't prove that it is not. The point being made is that these claims are all fine and dandy if you want to throw them around to your friends over drinks in order to explain why YOU THINK you didn't land a job, but they aren't for the forum - at least making assumptions that do no good for anyone (even though it might feel good to get it off your chest anonymously). Furthermore, if you think you have been excluded based on your background, race, beliefs, or whatever, then go talk to a lawyer. I'm sure that if one can be discriminated against due to age, they can be discriminated against because of where they are from/where they studied. Maybe the threat of class action suits will force their hand...and your condescending remark about being mindful of future scholars in our field? Shouldn't we all be concerned with the future of our fields, our colleagues, and our work? Shouldn't we be looking out for those who come after us to try and make the whole job market process a little less toxic and "oppressive"? Sholdn't we come down from our ivory tower even if for a moment? Maybe this in one of the problems with the Humanities in general...the divide between those who have been in the field and those who are just begining. Perhaps the solution lies in concerning ourselves with others, understanding their plight, and showing a little bit of solidarity with them rather than making snide remarks about caring about their situation. Maybe if we weren't so focused on our own studies, we might be able to mitigate the diminishing market. You know what is oppressive to me...trying to learn about the job market and how to best approach things only to end up reading a thread chalked full of vitriol about certain departments, people, and area studies. I know that nothing got me more excited to take on the job market than being soured on it before I even began the journey. YAY! This doesn't only refer to this thread refers to the ever-present "inside candidate" paranoia that abounds. It refers to passive-agressive comments like one I read the other day (that has since been deleted) that mentioned and offer to a university, yet criticized the area in which the university was located. Why is that necessary? Sounded like someone was a little bitter that they didn't land the job. Anyway, I'm going to go back to what my mother always told me...if you don't anything nice to say, then don't say it. There are ways raise awareness and dialogue about certin topics that don't require libel and backhanded insults. R25: So I don't know what kind of evidence you have used to claim that if somebody points out a bias favorable to Spaniards, this is because s/he didn't land a job. I did land a job, and a good one, but this doesn't prevent me from pointing to a series of despicable "coincidence" taking place wherever. What makes you entitled to tell me what I must do? It's curious to see that you present yourself as the guy who's "right" and those who rub salt in the wound are necesserily wrong. Why? Because you're part of those benefited from this bias? FYI, it's a truism that this political regime has been created for the rich --that's why any racist attitude is "illegal", because most people who are excluded based on race are blacks, Latinos, indigenous, i.e., people who typically can't afford a lawyer and discrimination against them remains unpunished. Those who discriminate knows who they can discriminate against. And of course, in academe, search committees usually resorts to mandatory farce to cover their asses, that is, for people like you come to say: "this search has given thorough consideration to all applicants and there is no evidence of violantion nor bias" blah blah blah. So it's interesting to read that we should provide assistance to new job seekers in our field, but at the same time hiding the fact that academic market is really diminishing (which has triggered fake searches, nepotism, favoritism as never before) is seen as "helpful." I guess that a delusional "solidarity," if "positive" and "nice," is OK and never creates false expectations nor any disappointment. This must be very helpful to our colleagues indeed. In a extremely individualistic, double-standard society like this, it's mind-blowing to hear the ridiculous rhetoric of comfotable, false solidarity while keeping privileges and opportunities based on their class and/or race. If we really want to help others, let's start by moving away from our comfort zones, giving up our privileges, and not pretending solidarity from a safe place. Well, it seems that you haven't followed your mommy's piece of advice--you haven't had anything very nice to say as your responses are full of anger, bitterness, and desperation for removing any uncomfortable remarks that affect you in the first place. Otherwise you wouldn't be ranting here over and over again. It looks like you are the one here who haven't landed any job despite the fact of you being so caring, smiley, altruistic, and of course, privileged and favored. R26: I haven't said one derogatory remark yet and I have hardly (nor will I ever) claim to be "right". I apologize if you misinterpreted my statement, but to clarify to you and anyone else who mistakingly thinks I'm criticizing people or trying to "silence" them (as if I have the power to do so), my remarks simply point out the flaw in using this page as some platform to smear others/departments/searches. Again, write whatever you want, that's ultimately your perogative, but don't cry wolf because you didn't get a job. Or cry wolf, but please provide hair, scat, or something to substantiate it. Isn't that sort of the premise of everything we do in our jobs? Make a claim or argument, and then back it up (and no, coincidence probably won't get you anything published, so why should it hold water here? We all know that this is a highly subjective, competitive, and potentially discriminatory job market/search, but there is no need to fan the flames of discontent among others (especially if it may only be partially true). Again, nobody except the search committee is privy to what goes on behind closed doors, and to think that you, me, or anyone else has some kind of "in" is delusional and misrepresentative at best. I'm all for outting all those forms of discriminatory practices that you laid out above to shed light on the problems of our job market - I'll even be the first to rally around you with torches and pitchforks. However, for that to happen you have to give me something to work with, not just a whim because you are angry about not landing a job. Solidarity comes in many forms. Constructive advice would be one of them, and more than likely the most useful via this platform. R27 I guess calling someone xenophobic for pointing at a clear preference for Spaniards in that particular department isn't derogatory from your view.; it's just right and indisputable. However, this is also unfounded, or what have you provided to substantiate such a claim? And again, what makes believe that I didn't land a job? Just because I'm telling an obvious trend in that department? Please, read above again--I DO have a job, a great job I can't complaint about. Yet, this isn't a reason why I should keep silent about favoritism. Again, why you feel entitled to tell me not to cry wolf? You aren't the only one here posting and this is a free forum to talk about anything related to the job market. If you don't like what you read, simply stop reading and move along. It's obvious that you are trying to silence people who post uncomfortable remarks that bothers you in the first place. Conveying what YOU think can be said or not won't get you anything published either. But when you see so many facts that paint the same picture, can't I draw a conclusion based on that? Want more "coincidence", beside the many facts I have pointed above? A PhD Spaniard is the only student who has been awarded the "best student" award in his very first year, which has never been the case. And yes, we also know that the best student usually isn't the best student, but the best asslicker. A Spaniard MA student had much more consideration than a non-Spaniard for the same requests (deadline extensions, positive remarks on papers and presentations, better guidance, etc). A female Spanish professor has been engaged in sexual relationships with many undergraduate students, even getting pregnant from one of them, with no consequences (I guess if she were a Latina, she would probably be accused of "misconduct" and expelled, or if she were a male Argentine professor, probable she would had been kicked out by this point #MeToo). Last but not least (and this is true for the whole academe), all Spanish textbooks include the vosotros forms, which is only used in Spain, however vos forms, which are used in several countries across Hispanic America and much more than vosotros ones, is only a footnote in those textbooks. Wow, what a coincidence! Too many, right? And still you would say that this is unfounded, lacks of evidence, and it's a subjective perspective from somebody bitter because s/he hasn't landed a job. I don't think these issues only can be discussed over a beer. Since we can't either discuss them in our colleges or workplaces because of retaliation that would affect your career, at least a forum like this should also embrace dark sides of our profession. In general, only arguable issues that affect white people can be publicly discussed. Otherwise, for example, why sexual harassament or assault may put you in prison, while beating a black or a Latin individual to death won't arouse such a punishment? Ah, because sexual harassment affects white women, but racism, even if violent, only affects non-white people. And you know, it doesn't matter--those bad hombres should be deported to Africa or Mexico, right? If you want more "coincidence" about preference for Spaniards in that department, let me know. I'll be more than happy to provide a complete picture of it.
  • Salaries: I saw above salaries below 50k with 1k of moving expenses. Is that for real?? Universities are not even paying 50k to assistant professors ??????? This is so sad! A1: Yeah, it’s a sad situation, but it’s also concerning that you’re on the job market and don’t know what the salaries are like in our field. You get higher pay for R1s, big cities, and private universities, but the numbers above are fairly standard. Please share this wiki with other grad students in your department. Someone should be giving y’all better information before y’all hit the market. A2. Agreed with A1. This has been standard fare for years now so please tell others. It is all quite low for the teaching load but still needs perspective. 50 in a small town can be a decent salary while 80 in a big one can be too low to live. I know of better deals but they were at R1s with high research expectations or rich schools. A3: I keep asking myself what the fuck we are all doing, and wondering at what point I will quit and just teach high school, where I think we'd all make significantly more money. A4: You’ll make significantly less money teaching high school, and you’ll work much longer hours with a lot more bureaucratic burden on you. If you’re looking for higher paying options, go for private industry. A5: A number of federal agencies gave presentations a few years back at the annual MLA - many of them want PhDs in languages. Might be good for the humanities in general, to get scholars into the federal government. A6: Very good point! Do you happen to have any links for federal jobs relevant to the humanities? Thanks in advance. A7: My salary this year is low 40s and many other PhDs I know are making the same. High school in this area would pay 10k less. A8: Reply to A6 - is the link for federal jobs - they get posted, then have brief windows of time for reply. According to the archived program from the MLA, these were the speakers, although I remember more, so these might just be a selection: Joseph Pelkus, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Joyce Baker, National Language Service Corps; Richard Donovan, Defense Language Inst.; Esther Isasia-Ross, FBI Language Services; Julie Johnson, United States Dept. of State; Roy Savoy, National Security Education Program; Patrice Shackleford, language recruiter. They also have their own websites:, for example, with information on what they do, but they might all hire through the main usajobs site, if memory serves. A9: You’re good people, A8. Thanks for sharing that information. OP. Publics schools do not always pay less. When I lived in DC, a friend of mine was making 80k working for DCPS while another friend was making 64k working at a public research university in Fairfax County (DC area). A10. My starting salary on the TT in the deep Midwest was 42K. However, that's just a small part of the story. The 42K is the 9-month salary. If I teach in summer, it's +5K or +10K (after tax) depending on if it's one period or two. I only teach online in summer, so I don't have to show up. Benefits are great. Housing is cheap. The school pays for my travel expenses. I've been to a bunch of great places in the US and overseas for conferences, workshops, prof. development, etc., all paid for by the school. I'm only on campus twice a week for a few hours. The rest of the time is mine to do whatever I want. The teaching is of the kind you can just phone in. Research reqs are non-existent. Service is minimal. If I want to take my kids to the zoo and then to a museum on a Thursday morning, I can. I can do it every Thursday, if I want. I'm not the kind of person who can survive being at work 8 hours a day every day with a 2-week vacation. I love my freedom and my time to read, write, think, spend time with family. If I could swap this freedom for three times the money in a regular 9-5 job, I'd never take it. You know how many books I read last year? 146. I love reading. Like hell I'd be able to do it in a regular job. Yeah, I'm not getting rich any time soon but I'm rich in free time, which to me is priceless.
  • A reflection. Yesterday I received this on my email and I am wondering about ethical uses of the information we provide in our applications. I am questioning this because this college has already moved on with its processes and, as far as it's been discussed here, they are on the verge of making an offer. In other words, they are using our applications as bait to complete their surveys, probably without knowing that we can call out their bluff. Thoughts?. This is the text I received: “Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Professor for Assistant Professor of Spanish for X College.   Your credentials are currently being reviewed by the appropriate search committee.  X College endeavors to promote diversity on campus. Through its commitment to equal opportunity X College has developed an applicant survey form. This form is completely voluntary and confidential. All applicants are asked to complete the form that can be found on our website: (link)” A1: It just looks like HR didn’t send the survey out earlier in the application process like they should have. It’s fairly boilerplate text. The purpose of requesting demographic information is usually so HR can figure out if they are attracting a diverse group of applicants to given position types. If they see that they are not, they can then try to remedy that. They can do this by reassessing the wording and content of their job ads, making sure that the ads get posted in a wider variety of outlets, or in the case of faculty positions, taking the step of sharing the ads directly with specific graduate programs that faculty recommend or with HBCUs and other institutions that have more diversity in their graduate student populations. HR can even revamp the training they do for employees serving on search committees to make them aware of all of these and other considerations. And HR does these things based on the trends they see in the demographic surveys.
  • Any word on Michigan State post campus visits?
  • For positions like Swarthmore and Princeton, where they were asking only for an MA to apply, can anyone give any insight into what these schools could be looking for? It seems like no one on the wiki reported getting even a Skype interview for these positions (I know not everyone follows/updates the wiki), but in spite of that, all the positions at both schools were filled. How is it that even with a PhD no one who follows the wiki got a Skype interview? I'm just trying to get some insight into these schools' perspectives. A1: No idea, but I want to acknowledge your post and say that in so many cases, there are factors within departments that can’t really be guessed at from the outside and that have no connection to what we see in the job ads. OP: Thank you for your response :)
  • Moved from Offers since it was deleted by another user: U of FL (02/15) Syntax (Second hand, reliable) The department's preference for the Spaniards is obvious. A: Ha ha, trying being non-native. Villanova won't even interview highly qualified non-native scholars. A: Non-native of English? A2: Non-native of Spanish. A3: That's probably at Villanova, but in general non-native of English are always at a disadvantage for best positions. A4. Non-native Spanish speakers complain they are at a disadvantage while non-native English speakers complain they are. It's been pretty even as far as I can tell, although I am noticing a huge amount of paranoid persecution complexes these days. For the record, I'm at an R1 with even distribution on both sides. A5. The Spanish jobs wiki has been civil this year. Please don’t start with condescending characterizations about “paranoid persecution complexes” while slipping in “I’m at an R1” in the same comment. The Spanish jobs wiki has been a lot less toxic this year than previous ones, and there are kinder ways to help people understand that their anecdotal experiences with the market might not accurately capture the overall trends in hiring decisions in the field. A6: Absolutely agree with A5, please let's keep consdescending comments away from the wiki. The market is awful as it is, the least thing we can do is be kind with other people here. We are all here for the same reason. A7: Sois todos unos gilipollas. A8: Wow, that escalated quickly. A9. Not sure how it is unkind to say "paranoid persecution complex" when multiple people are accusing institutions of inside hires or talking about how native or non-native are preferred for a job. It pits people against each other when they can use support. It was not at all meant to be condescending, but to remind people that some programs train their graduate students to think their fellow grad students are out to get them when that is not necessarily the case. I discovered late that my biggest problem was HR, not search committees. Also, why do you all assume everyone on here wants R1? They don't. Colleges are cool. A9: In what way was your problem HR? Their primary involvement in the process besides paperwork is posting the job ad, doing the background checks on finalists, and then completing the hiring procedures for the candidate who gets the position. And how is “R1” distinct from “colleges”? A10. R1s are bigger than colleges, with larger enrollments. HR is often a problem with descriptions, types of language put into searches and demands on who can and cannot be hired. My first job was in a place where they were not allowed, by HR, to hire anyone who needed a visa, but they were also not allowed to say so in the advertisement. Unfair. 
  • Not sure where to put this but Duolingo is looking for a Spanish Expert (PhD). Job details can be found here
  • For anyone in Chicano/a Studies. UC-Davis is hiring!
  • Hey folks! I tried to send my application to Marietta College adverstised here and I noticed on the university webpage that the deadline was January 9th (Chronicle vitae and other websites listed the deadline January 31st!). I wrote to HR and they don't allow me to send my material. Just letting you know if you were planning to apply for this position. R1: ugh, sorry :(
  • Please remember this wiki page depends on info volunteered by all of us directly or indirectly participating in this year's job market. I have just reposted info on campus visits to Syracuse that were erased. If you find that info has 'dissapeared' please repost even if its not connected to the position you are expecting to hear about. And to those who erase or post false info, c'mon, you are seriously trying to become an academic who will educate future generations of students??? Shame on you. A1: Tienes razón. Alguien borró un puesto que vi anunciado aquí. Alcancé a solicitarlo, pero cuando vine a ver a los pocos días para buscar updates, ya no estaba en la lista de empleos, dejó de existir.
  • is it just me or does it seem like this year searches are taking exceptionally long to notify regarding campus visits? I have a bunch of places that haven't had any activity on wiki regarding visits or rejections, post-MLA or post-december skypes. Obviously it's possible people invited to campus just haven't posted on the wiki, but it really seems like a lot of searches have gone silent this year. A1:  It has felt that way a lot this search period. A2: opposite experience, my last campus visit was within a couple days of skype interview. totally depends on the institution. A3: Some are quick, some take their sweet ass time. My only advice, as somebody now with a position after having been in the market for a while, is to let it go after the interview. Assume you didn't get it, accept it and move on. Hearing back then becomes a nice surprise. A4: Completely agree with the last poster. I have had the whole process go so quickly that it surprised me, but then also so slowly that giving up hope was the only way to cope. It is hard, but the best thing to do - you can then go back to reading and writing, which is much more beneficial long-term, and more enjoyable short-term. After the interview, you can't affect the process and frequently, neither can the people on the search committee. My university moved to the Workday system two years ago, and that also slows things down considerably. A5: Completely agree with A3 and A4, but would also add that I was notified for one campus visit a month after interviewing on skype and for another one an entire two months afterward. Not the norm, but it does happen. 
  • Did anyone else who got hired for this academic year have to pay tax on their moving reimbursement and if so, do you know if you can get it back on the tax return? I was informed by payroll that it is due to Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which considers relocation reimbursement as income taxable to the employee, meanwhile it is still deductible to the employer... ridiculous. Anyway something to keep in mind for new hires: you'll probably end up having to pay over 20% of your moving costs, unless your university has a work-around. A1. This isn't just Trump-era. It was taxable in the past as well unless you were able to itemize. Taking standard deduction meant taxation on it. When it happened to me, I was fortunate that the administrative office warned me in advance so I saved money to cover for that. 
  • Shoutout to the Spanish wiki in general for being pretty chill and civil this year! A1: Yes! Spanish wiki has been chill and collaborative this year! By this time last year it was already very intense. Thanks y'all! Dire times but good support. 
  • Do search committees ever notify finalists of campus visits in stages? Or, if people have already posted here, should we assume it's a "no"? A1: if i see it on here i'd assume i'm out, but give it a day or so at least. They need to confirm and schedule pretty quickly so i imagine all calls/email are done close to each other. A2: Also, search committees keep their options open for cases when somebody rejects a campus visit. In my experience, there is always a runner-up list in case this happens (and it does happen).
  • If you are one of those people who gets all of their documents together before start the actual application to a position, please give this some thought—and reply widely. I read the announcement top-to-bottom, analyzed the Department, researched the faculty, and took a long look to their course offerings. After that I devoted two days to prepare my documents and have them all tailored to the needs of the position. At this point I thought I was ready and started the application through the university system—you know, standard procedure. Here is the catch: nowhere in the announcement was stated if the university would be willing to sponsor a visa, but I followed my previous experiences in the market and kept on working on my application, as the institutions that do not offer visa sponsorhip are usually very clear about it in the announcement itself. However, when I started entering my information in the system, I answered "yes" to the question "Are you presently authorized to work in the U.S?" expecting the next usual question, "Would you now or in the future need visa sponsorship to continue working legally in the U.S?"... this question never came. This made me think that I had basically wasted my time in this application because, to some degree, it shows unwillingness from the university to do sponsor a visa. Any thoughts on this? A1. If they want you, they will sponsor you. This is just a bureaucratic thing. I'd continue with the application process if I were you. There is often a huge disconnect between the HR departments who set up the online system and the hiring departments. A2: Echoing A1. Search committees often have little to no sense of what HR portals require. If you fear wasting time and energy, you could reach out directly to HR reps to inquire. 
  • How long after the MLA do departments normally notify candidates of campus visits? I asked the search committees, and all said within 2 weeks, but it seems that might be a standard response that they don't all abide by. Thanks! A2: It all depends on how quickly committees can meet and get approval. Being the beginning of the semester, it could take longer if the chain of command is slow and/or bureaucratic. 
  • A few days after interviewing via Skype with Appalachian State, THEY CALLED MY DEPARTMENT CHAIR to get a recommendation from her! They outted me to my department!!!!!!!!!! Of course I didn't tell them I was looking for another job, and she was not one of the references I submitted. They went online, checked who my department chair was and contacted her! Not cool!!!!! My chair was VERY surprised by their call. WTF!? A1: God, that's horrible! This is my nightmare scenario. I'm so sorry it happened to you! I hope they at least make an offer after all this. Seacrh committees are often places where the most intense jerkiness comes out. A2: That is horrible... but they might come and look at this wiki and they might see what you have said here and have second thoughts about you... in the future maybe anonymize yourself/the school a little? A3: That's horrible. In response to A2 - I don't disagree but your comment makes me wonder, how many people know about this wiki? I ask because the amount of people who respond saying they have interviews is far lower than universities actually interview. A2: I am sure that many more people look at this page than actually post. I have even heard older members of search committees talk about "those wikis"... so I am convinced that some do read this. A4: You know what, OP, thank you for posting this with as much detail as you did. What Appalachian State did was entirely uncalled for. It’s certainly unprofessional —if not altogether unethical— to contact unlisted references, especially in this profession in which we have an unspoken understanding that people often apply to other jobs without letting their current employer know. It’s our right to pursue new and better opportunities without being “outed.” If someone from there does read this and it makes them have second thoughts about you, so be it. I feel like such an unprofessional measure is a red flag for all of us. It sounds symptomatic of either an uninformed or overly-controlling department, either way one that would best be avoided. I encourage anyone reading this to also post their nightmare scenarios —mentioning universities and all— for the rest of us to know about. I have always disagreed with the asinine secrecy that seems to define this entire profession and at least tools like this wiki help us not to be so in the dark all the time. Like I said before, thank you. A5: Fwiw, I am at this university and we know the (university-wide) policy of calling non-indicated references is weird, so we always ask permission to do so. A couple of times, a candidate has withdrawn the application after we indicated that this was university policy. But I sincerely doubt that this was not communicated to the candidate; it's something we are trained to make clear in our procedures. A6: Just curious if the original poster of this ever got a campus visit or offer from App St since no one has ever posted about them again. Did they end up hiring someone?
  • How long after an in-person interview should I expect some kind of response? I had a local interview at a community college for a full time position but haven't heard back (it's been a week). A1: It usually will take longer than a week for sure. And with the Holidays coming up, you may not find out until classes are back in session. It also depends on how many other people were interviewed for the position
  • At this point, if you haven't been invited to an MLA interview, is it fair to assume you won't be? Trying to finally make up my mind about whether to go. A1: If you don't have the funding (personally or from a grant), I wouldn't advise going just to go. I don't think it's out of the realm of possibilities, but most institutions are moving to Skype. Compare previous wiki years and you'll see this year is VERY low in MLA interview invitations. If you have friends or a reason to attend the conference, you might find it worth it,, but it's not one that has a very colleagial feel when you're on the market, in my opinion. Also, it's January in Chicago. The last two years have been chaos for interviews due to weather. A2. It's not fair to assume you won't be. I was called for an interview the 22nd of December two years ago. But if you're in a tough financial state, I wouldn't suggest buying a ticket just in case unless it's refundable! I was fortunate to have already been called for a different interview so was already going anyway.
  • Why do some universities never email you back? A1: It is extremely rude and drives me CRAZY. Complete lack of respect in my opinion. A2. I find it odd how academics consider this rude. In most businesses, you never get a response when you submit a job application unless they want to talk to you. Despite how much it hurts when you're on the market and going insane from the silence, they really don't owe us any response when they're getting over 200 applications for most jobs. HR probably forbids it anyway. A1: I respectfully disagree. Many high ranking universities and colleges at least send out a generic rejection letter. It does not take hardly any time to write one of those and send it out to everyone. Academia is much different from the business world and the applications we are asked to turn in consist of a lot more material and time than the usual busniess application for a job.
  • Can schools just make an offer "verbally" over the phone instead of in writing? How do you all feel about that? Doesn't it sound sketchy? A1. Ask to get the offer in writing. If it is a serious offer you are expected to receive it in writing or even an actual contract. Do not hesitate to ask for this. Be pleasant yet firm. A: In my experience, my NTT offer was verbal and they would not put anything in writing until I agreed, though I could ask questions. I did feel very vulnerable. It was similar in my TT negotiation. The offer was made, then I was asked to think about questions, which were discussed verbally. In both cases, I then wrote an email thanking the person and reiterated my questions. In both cases, they came back with verbal responses, nothing in writing until I verbally agreed. I think this happens because it allows for flexibility in the process, but at the expense of transparency and parity. Outside of academia, offers that come with room to negotiate are also often first verbal for negotiations as well, so it's not just our field. A/OP: Thanks! I did ask to see the offer in writing and they refused! They said the verbal offer will be followed by a formal in writing once I accept the verbal one. The formal offer would be a draft of the contract, than I would then have the chance to either decline or accept. 
  • Would you accept a TT position at a private institution who offered a low salary and a teaching load of 4-4? Thanks! A1: Depends on what the alternative is. If I had a VAP offer at a great place, I would reject the 4-4 TT. If the only alternative were adjuncting or a post-doc, I'd accept the TT. A2: If I had no other options, yes, but with the plan to get as much research and writing done as possible during the summer prior to starting position. I would also be ready to get back on the market ASAP. It is very difficult to successfully jump from a TT position with a 4-4 teaching load into a 3-3 or 2-2, because the longer you're there the harder it is to keep up with research. A3: I agree with A1. There may be other factors to keep in mind as well. Is the 4-4 in a location you'd like to live on the long term? Are you ok with a teaching-focused job? While, yes, it would be difficult to maintain the necessary research agenda to jump from a 4-4 to the R1, if you have a strong record of teaching and service it wouldn't be unthinkable to make a more lateral move to a 3-4 or 3-3, especially if you already have a pub or two going in. In conclusion, yes, taking this job may pigeonhole you into a teaching-focused career, but you may be ok with that, especially if it allows you to live in a location that is desirable to you. That being said, if the place seems miserable to you and you feel you have other (realistic) options, I'd say it is ok to pass it up. 
  • At last, was the heritage position officially announced at U of FL?
  • I'm curious to hear attitudes toward wording such as "Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in..." in job posts. Does that mean you really should only apply if your specialties align? Or is it still worth a shot if they don'? A1: I think committees often indicate preferred specializations because not all of the members agree on what they want in the ideal candidate; that said, it could be a good sign of what they're looking for, but I wouldn't take it as being set in stone. Might be worth it to still apply, especially if the application isn't too complicated. A2: I agree with A1. I once applied for a job in LatAm Colonial even though I'm Gen '27, which is nowhere close. It was a great job, at a great school. I was offered the position). Later, I was on a search committee (at a different school) where we stated a preference for a specialist in Chicano studies but ended up hiring a fantastic medievalist. A3. Just apply. I have been on three searches now, and the "preferences" was to pacify a senior faculty member. Final hires had little to do with those prerferences. Sometimes it's for real, but you have no way of knowing based on the ad. 
  • Has anyone come across a request like this: "In this application, you will be asked for two different types of references: Confidential Letters of Recommendation References and Professional References"? Did you put the same people? A1: I normally just repeat these as my letter writers because my impression it's normally due to a wonky HR site. Hope that helps!
  • Anyone have any advice on a teaching demonstration that is "face-to-face and online"? It sounds like a single demonstration that includes both modalities, but I am not sure how to acheive that... A1: They might refer to a hybrid classroom. You could teach face-to-face and have some remote students through Webex, Blackboard Collaborate or other type of virtual classroom software, and have them interact with the on-campus students via webcam, or through an online forum. A2: It also doesn't hurt to ask the committee what the "online" component consists of, so that you can best prepare yourself.
  • Help a newbie out... what's the best way to look for tenure-track jobs at community colleges? A1: I've found that HigherEdJobs .com searches yield many more positions, particularly local ones that aren't advertised on larger venues like the MLA or Chronicle. 
  • Anyone have insight on what this kind of statement should include: "A statement that details your plans for professional growth beyond the campus." Looking for advice before emailing head of search committee. Thanks! A: That's new. Study the dept. website and institution mission. Chances are, when they ask for statements beyond teaching and research, they are tied into broader visions. Beyond that, it might be asking how about service to the profession/disseminating your scholarship/working with experiential learning/community relationships. 
  • Last spring (2017), I was one of the finalists for the VAP Peninsular lit position at North Central College. During the interview with the Dept. Chair he said that they are planning to keep the VAP for the TT position that they were hoping to open in 2 years (it happened, indeed). Back then they hired an adjunct, a lady from Spain who had been there since 2007. I am 100% sure that the job will go to her again. You are, of course, free to apply. 
  • Anyone knows what is happening at West Virginia and why they are hiring? I thought they already had someone in charge of Spanish LPD... Perhaps because it's in West Virginia. I know that's shady to say, but I've watched these wikis enough to know that some departments are great depts but in places that may not provide the type of community that people are looking for and hence the depts have higher turn-over. I don't know the specifics of this position, but I've seen that more generally over the years.  A2: They just got a new dept chair this year who is a linguist, so they may have gotten some more money.  A3: Current LPD is retiring this year. God love her.
  • Do you guys think is it better, a full-time lecturer position in a top-ten public college in a major city or a TT in a community college in the middle of nowhere? Thanks! A1: That's up to what kind of life you want; but if you're thinking of taking the lectureship as a stepping stone to apply to TT jobs later then i'd recommend just taking the TT now at the community college, if you're willing to live in that location. Market's awful and not getting better any time soon, don't pass up opportunities for stability. A2: To agree with A1, it depends on what you want. I suggest you think about how important location and teaching load are to you. I also recommend looking into the stability of the individual institutions and their language programs.
  • Is anyone else just dying to see the MLA job list go live? Why on earth is it taking so long? They're probably doing it on purpose to make us job seekers suffer. A: (distant polyglottal cackling) A2: There were already more jobs on here than in the opening list this year ... let's hope more jobs show up soonish
  • Pacific Lutheran University wants you to work for them, but ONLY if you are a US citizen or permanent resident...
  • Does anyone know anything about the Columbia U job? It is such a wide call for applications. Do you know what they are looking for? A: Others may know more, but Columbia has posted a job ad for the last several years looking for a Latin Americanist. They have interviewed candidates, but the rumor on the wiki has always been they don't really know what they want (stated in other words on past forums). Lots of ads are getting more and more generic, so apply, but my advice would be not to get too attached to any ad that is a wide call. A: Thanks so much for your answer. I had no idea. So they basically make searches, interview people, and then don't hire? Mmmhhh. Who knows what people want, really. A3: they have also had people giving job talks last year. The thing is that nothing never seems to meet their high expectations and they leave the position vacant. They also have ridiculous requirenments for tenure (one book published, another one in press, 5 articles unrelated to your first monograph). So even if they hire you, it's freaking difficult to get tenure. A4: Seems they've decided to not hire anyone again! second-hand source, very reliable. A5: The A4 response on the Columbia discussion was deleted by a user with an IP address in New York City. I undid the edit.


Applicant Status/Rank: I am a/an...[]

ABD (will finish this academic year): 18
ABD and currently in a one-year, VAP, PhD Completion Fellowship, visiting instructor, lecturer or adjunct position: 3
Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, post-doc, instructor, adjunct): 14
Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment): 2
Ph.D. in hand (currently working outside of academia):
Assistant Professor: 7
Associate Professor: 4
Full Professor:
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Field of Interest: Preferably, looking for a job in this area... (choose one)[]

Literature Job-Seeker: 17
Linguistics Job-Seeker: 12
Cultural Studies Job-Seeker: 3
Translation Studies: 1

How many applications do you plan on sending this year?[]

Between 1 and 10: 12
Between 10 and 20: 4
Between 20 and 30: 4
Between 30 and 40: 5
Over 40: 1
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Job Postings[]

  1. University of California, Santa Barbara. Lecturer Pool: Spanish. Open until filled. Posted on 1/29/19. Apply here.
  2. Allegheny College (PA). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: open until filled. HigherEdJobs (posted 10/30/18) .
  3. American University (DC). Associate or Full Professor of Latinx Studies. Deadline: open until filled. Please submit applications via: Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2018-2019.
  4. Appalachian State University (NC). TT Asst. Professor - Spanish (Translation / Interpretation). Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  5. Arizona State University (AZ). Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor, Spanish. Deadline: 19 Feb 2019. Chronicle .
  6. Arizona State University (AZ). TT Asst. Professor - Spanish Linguistics (phonetics/phonology). Deadline: 23 Nov. 2018. LINK.
  7. Auburn University (AL). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics. Deadline: Open Until Filled Position deleted on 18 Oct. 2018. (posted 9/14/18)
  8. Auburn University (AL). TT Assistant Professor of Colonial Spanish American Literature. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  9. Auburn University (AL). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, spec. in Latin American Narrative, 19th c. to the present. Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018Interfolio.
  10. Augusta University (GA). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 15 Nov. Interfolio.
  11. Ball State University (IN). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 17 Dec. 2018. Chronicle . Search cancelled.
  12. Bard College (NY). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish for Spring of 2019. Deadline: open until filled. HigherEdJobs (posted 10/30/18).
  13. Bard College at Simon’s Rock (MA). Assistant Professor of Spanish and French. Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018. LINK. Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019
  14. Barnard College (NY). Lecturer/Associate in Language (Spanish). Deadline: 15 Nov 2018. Chronicle.
  15. Bates College (ME). TT Asst. Professor - Latin American literatures and cultures (open specialty). Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018. Interfolio.
  16. Bemidji State University (MN). Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 4 Dec.2018Chronicle .
  17. Black Hills State University (SD). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: open until filled. HigherEdJobs . (posted 11/6/18).
  18. Boston University (MA). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish in colonial and postcolonial Latin American studies. Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018. AcademicJobsOnline.
  19. Bowdoin College (ME). TT Asst. Professor - Latin American poetry or another non-prose Latin American genre (such as theater, performance, orality, or visual media). Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018. Interfolio.
  20. Bowling Green State University (OH). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  21. Brandeis University (MA). Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in U.S. Latinx Cultural Studies. Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018. AcademicJobsOnline. Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019 and Ethnic American Literature 2019.
  22. Bridgewater State University (MA). TT Asst. Professor - Spanish. Deadline: 19 Nov. 2018. LINK.
  23. Bronx Community College, CUNY (NY). TT Assistant Professor - Spanish. Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018. INDEED.COM.
  24. California State University, Fullerton (CA). TT Assistant Professor in Spanish Peninsular Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies. Deadline: Oct. 1 2018Chronicle.
  25. California State University, Los Angeles (CA). Associate/Full Professor of Cultural History/Politics (focus on Chicanx/Latinx Studies). Deadline: Open Until Filled. Chronicle .
  26. California State University, Monterey Bay (CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Chicanx Literatures. Deadline: Priority screening date is 1/15/2019. LINK.
  27. Carnegie Mellon University (PA). Assistant Teaching Professor of Hispanic Studies (3 yr. - renewable - begin Aug. 2019). Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018Apply here.
  28. Central State University (OH). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/15/18). HigherEdJobs .
  29. Central Washington University (WA). Assistant Professor, Spanish. Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018. LINK
  30. Christopher Newport University (VA). Full-time Non-TT Lecturer in Spanish. Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018. LINK.
  31. Clark Atlanta University (GA). TT Assistant Professor-Spanish. Deadline: open until filled (posted 01/14/2019. Reposted Job: Initially posted on 06/25/2018). HigherEdJobs .
  32. Colby College (ME). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (US Latinx). Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. Interfolio
  33. Colgate University (NY) TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (in Contemporary Latin American and/or Contemporary Peninsular Spanish Theater). Deadline: 15 Nov 2018.
  34. College of Charleston (SC). Instructor of Portuguese and Spanish. Deadline: 3 Dec. 2018. Interfolio.
  35. College of the Holy Cross (MA). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Golden Age). Deadline: October 15, 2018. Interfolio.
  36. College of Wooster (OH). Assistant Professorship in 20th-21st Century Latin American Literature. Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  37. College of Wooster (OH). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/28/18). HigherEdJobs .
  38. Colorado State University (CO). Assistant Professor of Spanish in Modern Mexican literature and culture. Deadline: 25 Nov. 2018. Chronicle .
  39. Columbia University (NY). TT Assistant Professor in Latin American or Transatlantic Cultural Studies since 1800. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. LINK
  40. Concordia College (MN). TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 21 Nov. 2018. LINK.
  41. Concordia College (MN). Instructor/Assistant Professor in Spanish, 3-year term. Deadline: 21 Nov. 2018. LINK
  42. Contra Costa College (CA). Spanish Adjunct Instructor. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 9/25/18). Chronicle.
  43. Cornell University (NY). Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies (19th-20th c.). Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018.
  44. Cornell University (NY). Lecturers/Sr. Lecturers in Spanish. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. 
  45. Creighton University (NE). TT Asst. Professor - Spanish / French. Deadline: March 2019Link
  46. Davidson College (NC). TT Asst. Professor - Spanish Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018.
  47. Denison University (OH). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Sociolinguistics. Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018. H-NET.
  48. Dublin City University, Assistant Professor in Spanish and Applied Linguistics
  49. Duquesne University (PA). Associate Professor and Department Chair. Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/16/18). Chronicle .
  50. Durham University (UK). Associate / Full Professor in Hispanic Studies. Deadline: 12/06/2018.
  51. Eckerd College (FL). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  52. Elon University (NC). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018. Chronicle .
  53. Emory University (GA). Advanced Assistant and/or Associate/Full Professor - Contemporary LatinX Studies (several positions). Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 10/8/18).  Chronicle . Also posted at Ethnic American Literature 2019 and Ethnic Studies 2018-2019.
  54. Fashion Institute of Technology (NY). TT Faculty Position in Spanish. Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018. LINK.
  55. Franklin & Marshall College (PA). Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Spanish spec. in Latin America, esp. Colonial. Deadline: 5 Dec. 2018. HigherEdJobs .
  56. George Fox University (OR). TT Open Rank Professor of Spanish (Generalist). Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018.
  57. Georgetown College (KY). Non-TT Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: open until filled (posted 1/2/19). Chronicle .
  58. Georgetown University (DC). TT Assistant Professor in Transatlantic Early Modern Literature and Cultural Studies. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Chronicle .
  59. Georgetown (DC). Non-TT Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Deadline: 1 Mar 2019. Chronicle .
  60. Georgia Tech (GA). Full-Time Lecturer in Spanish (begin Jan. 2019). Deadline: 4 Oct. 2018. LINK.
  61. Georgia State University (GA). Spanish Open Rank TT Faculty. Deadline: 1 Jan. 2019. HigherEdJobs
  62. Grace College and Seminary (IN). Assistant Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish). Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  63. Grand Valley State University (MI). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 19 Oct. 2018. Interfolio.
  64. Grinnell College (IA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (1-year term). Deadline: 22 Feb. 2019. HigherEdJobs .
  65. Harvard University (MA). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. (Specialist in Mexican Studies). Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018. Apply on HR website.
  66. Holy Family University (PA). Full-time Asst. Professor - Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 8/2/18).
  67. Idaho State University (ID). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 11/8/18). HigherEdJobs .
  68. Ithaca College (NY). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 21 Oct. INDEED.COM.
  69. James Madison University (VA). Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Education (incl. Spanish). Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/5/18). HigherEdJobs .
  70. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (NY). Associate Professor or Professor & Department Chair. Deadline: 1 Dec 2018LINK .
  71. Kansas State University (KS). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Specialist in Spanish usage-based linguistics, applied linguistics, or second language acquisition. Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018. INDEED.COM.
  72. Lehigh University (PA). TT Assistant Professor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies (20-21 c. Mexican Lit. and Culture). Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018. Inside Higher Ed.
  73. Los Rios Community College District (CA). Spanish Adjunct Assistant Professor. Deadline: open until filled (posted 1/16/19). Chronicle .
  74. Lycoming College (PA). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Latin Am. Lit/Culture). Deadline: Open until filled.
  75. Marian University-Indianapolis (IN). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: Open until filled. HigherEdJobs .
  76. Marietta College (OH). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 31 Jan. 2019. Chronicle .
  77. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA). Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Latin American Studies. Deadline: 10 Oct. 2018. AcademicJobsOnline. Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2018-2019 and Latin American History 2018-19.
  78. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA). Full-time lecturer in Spanish (begin July 2019). Deadline: 12 Oct. 2018. AcademicJobsOnline.
  79. Michigan State University (MI). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (spec. Latin America and the Caribbean with a primary focus in Gender and Sexuality Studies). Deadline: 26 Oct. 2018. Interfolio.
  80. Middle Tennessee State University (TN). Spanish or Hispanic Studies Tenure Track Faculty. Deadline: not stated. Interfolio.
  81. Middlebury College (VT) . TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Peninsularist). Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018. Interfolio
  82. Mississippi University for Women (MS). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 11/27/18). HigherEdJobs .
  83. Missouri Western State University (MO). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 22 Jan 2019. HigherEdJobs .
  84. Monmouth College (IL). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Latin American Literature and Culture). Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 12/7/18). Chronicle .
  85. Morningside College (IA). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: open until filled (posted 9/25/18.
  86. Mount Holyoke College (MA). TT Asst. Professor - Latin American Literatures. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. Inside Higher Ed.
  87. Muhlenberg College (PA). Lecturer in Spanish. Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018. Interfolio.
  88. Muskingum University (OH). Assistant or Associate Professor of Spanish and French. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 1/15/19). HigherEdJobs .
  89. Nassau Community College (NY). Adjunct Teaching Faculty (Spanish). Deadline: 31 May 2019HigherEdJobs 
  90. Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.  Spanish Language Instructor. Deadline: 30 Oct 2018. Chronicle
  91. Nevada State College (NV). Lecturer of Spanish and Program Coordinator. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 10/5/18).  Chronicle .
  92. New Jersey City University (NJ). TT Position - Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture. Deadline: open until filled.
  93. New Mexico Highlands University (NM). Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish and Bilingual Education. Deadline: 18 Jan 2019. Chronicle .
  94. New Mexico Highlands University (NM). Adjunct Spanish Faculty. LINK
  95. New York University (NY). Visiting Assistant Professor in Early Modern Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture. Deadline: 19 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  96. North Central College (IL). TT Asst. Professor - Spanish (Peninsular literature and culture). Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  97. Northern Arizona University (AZ). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (20th and 21st c. Lit. of Spain and/or Latin America). Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018. Interfolio.
  98. Northeastern University (MA). Non-TT Teaching Professor in Portuguese and Spanish. Deadline: open until filled (posted 12/7/18). Link .
  99. Occidental College (CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics. Deadline: October 30, 2018. IMdiversity.
  100. Old Dominion University (VA).  Spanish Lecturer - Language Licensure. Deadline: 23 Nov. 2018. Chronicle
  101. Pacific Lutheran University (WA). TT Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Deadline: October 29, 2018 . INDEED.COM. Updated listing here
  102. Penn State University (PA). TT Asst. Professor - Early Modern Peninsular Studies. Deadline: Oct. 15. INDEED.COM
  103. Pitzer College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of French and Spanish. Deadline: EXTENDED Oct. 25 2018. INDEED.COM. Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019.
  104. Portland State University (OR). Visiting Scholar in Spanish and Chicano/Latino Studies (Heritage Spanish). Deadline: not stated. LINK.
  105. Princeton University (NJ). Non-TT. Lecturer and Associate Director of the Spanish Language Program. Deadline: open until filled (posted on 10/3/2018).
  106. Queensborough Community College, CUNY (NY). TT Assistant Professor - Spanish. Deadline: September 12, 2018. INDEED.COM.
  107. Rider University (NJ). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish: U.S. Latinx/Applied Spanish. Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018. Chronicle.
  108. Rockford University (IL). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  109. Roger Williams University (RI). Lecturer in Spanish Language & Latin American/Latino Studies. Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019. HigherEdJobs .
  110. Rutgers University (NJ). Assistant Professor of Portuguese. Deadline: 11/12/2018Link.
  111. Saint Joseph's University (PA). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Latin American Cultural Studies and/or Literature). Deadline: November 26. LINK.
  112. Saint Mary's College (IN). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Latin American Literature and Culture). Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately. Saint Mary's website
  113. Sam Houston State University (TX). Assistant Professor of Spanish (K-12 Language Pedagogy and Methodology). Deadline: Nov. 30 2018.
  114. San Diego State University (CA). TT Asst. Professor  -  Spanish Sociolinguistics. Deadline: 2 Nov. 2018.  Interfolio
  115. Santa Clara University (CA). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish Studies (spec. in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy). Deadline: 10/10/2018.
  116. Santa Clara University (CA). Non-TT full-time lecturer in Spanish Studies. Deadline: 8 Feb. 2018Chronicle 
  117. Santa Fe College (FL). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 14 Jan. 2019HigherEdJobs .
  118. Skidmore College (NY). TT Assistant Professor, International Affairs (Latin American culture, open to any discipline in the humanities). Open Until Filled. Link.
  119. South Dakota State University (SD). Instructor of Spanish. Deadline: 26 Nov. 2018 (priority). Interfolio.
  120. Southeastern Louisiana University (LA). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled. Posted: 9 Nov 2018. Chronicle .
  121. Southeast Missouri State University (MO). Chairperson - Communication Studies and Modern Languages. Associate or Full with tenure. Deadline: 10 Dec. 2018HigherEdJobs .
  122. Stetson University (FL). Visiting Assistant Professor of World Languages (Spanish and Portuguese). Deadline: open until filled. Interfolio.
  123. SUNY Purchase (NY). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics. Deadline: 17 Dec. 2018. HigherEdJobs .
  124. Swarthmore College (PA). Visiting Instructor in Spanish (2 Positions). Deadline: Dec. 3, 2018. Interfolio.
  125. Syracuse University (NY). TT Assistant Professor in Spanish and Colonial and Transatlantic Studies. Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018 (per MLA JIL). Chronicle .
  126. Syracuse University (NY). Non-TT Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish and Latino Literature (begin Jan. 2019). Deadline: 1 Dec, 2018. Chronicle.
  127. Temple University (PA). Non-TT Asst. Professor - Spanish. Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018. Chronicle.
  128. Temple University (PA). Non-TT Asst. Professor - Spanish ("e-Learning Coordinator"). Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018. Chronicle.
  129. Texas State University (TX). Assistant Professor of Spanish (Spanish-American Literature and Culture). Deadline: 24 Oct. 2018. Interfolio.
  130. Texas Tech University (TX). TT Assistant Professor - Hispanic Linguistics. Deadline: Nov. 9, 2018 . Interfolio.
  131. Texas Tech University (TX). TT Assistant Professor of US-Latino Studies. Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  132. Truman State University (MO). Non-TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (1 yr. appt - renewable). Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018. Interfolio.
  133. Union College (NY). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Latin American literature and culture with a concentration on the US-Mexican Border, Southern Cone, or Andean Studies). Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018.
  134. University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018.
  135. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Clinical/Lecture Track Faculty - Technology Assisted Language Learning (TALL). (language of specialization open). Deadline: Review begins 1. Dec. 2018. Link
  136. University of Arizona (AZ). TT Asst. Professor - Latin American Cultural Studies. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018.
  137. University of the Bahamas. Assistant / Associate Professor,  Spanish. Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018.
  138. University of British Columbia (CAN). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Caribbean Literatures and Cultures). Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  139. University of British Columbia (CAN). Assistant Professor of Spanish (20th/21st-Century Mexican Literature and Cultures). Deadline: September 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  140. University of California, Davis (CA). Assistant Profesor in Chicano/a Studies. Feb. 15. 2019.
  141. University of California, Los Angeles (CA). Open Rank Faculty Position in Brazilian Studies. Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  142. University of California, Riverside (CA). Associate or Full Professor, spec. in literature and culture of Latin America. Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018. H-NET.
  143. University of California, Riverside (CA). Open Rank - Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture, pref. post-18th c. Deadline: November 13, 2018. H-NET.
  144. University of California Santa Barbara (CA). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish - Border and Migration Studies in the Americas. Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018. INDEED.COM.
  145. University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Prof. - Medieval Iberian Studies. Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018. LINK.
  146. University of Colorado - Denver (CO). Instructor of Spanish. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  147. University of Dallas (TX). TT Asst. Professor - Medieval and Spanish Golden Age Literature. Deadline: review begins in Nov. Chronicle
  148. University of Dayton (OH). Chairperson, Dept. of Global Languages. Spanish considered. Deadline: 3 Jan. 2019. link
  149. University of Denver (CO). Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish and Beginning Language Coordinator. Deadline: 17 Dec. 2018. Apply directly with DU.
  150. University of Denver (CO). Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish (Generalist). Deadline: 17 Dec. 2018. Apply directly with DU.
  151. University of Florida (FL). TT Asst. Prof. Hispanic Linguistics (Syntax). Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018. link
  152. University of Florida (FL). TT Asst. Prof. Spanish-American Literature (Colonial Studies). Deadline: 10 Dec. 2018. link.
  153. University of Florida (FL). Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Culture. Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018. link
  154. University of Florida (FL). Lecturer in Spanish Language and Culture. Deadline: Open Until Filled. Chronicle .
  155. University of Illinois at Chicago (IL). Clinical Assistant Professor – Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program (Non-TT). Deadline: 2 July 2018 (for "fullest consideration"). Interfolio. UPDATE: Search Extended until 10/31/18 per Chronicle.
  156. University of Illinois at Chicago (IL). Visiting Assistant Professor in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies. Deadline: 10 Jan. 2019Chronicle .
  157. University of Kansas (KS). TT Assistant Professor in Indigenous Latin American Cultures & Languages. Deadline: not stated. Interfolio.
  158. University of Kentucky (KY). TT Assistant Professor in Latinx Studies.Deadline: 26 Nov. 2018. Chronicle .
  159. University of London (UK). Research Fellowship, Institute of Latin American Studies. May 19th, 2019.
  160. University of Lynchburg (VA). Non-TT Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Spanish. Deadline: 1 Feb. 2019. Chronicle .
  161. University of Macau . Associate/Assistant Professor of Portuguese (begin Jan. 2019). Deadline: open until filled. Chronicle.
  162. University of Maryland - Baltimore County (MD). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics. Deadline: 21 Nov. 2018. H-NET.
  163. University of Michigan-Dearborn (MI). Lecturer IV in Spanish. Deadline: 7 Dec 2018. Chronicle .
  164. University of Miami (FL). TT Assistant or Associate Professor of 20th /21st -century Comparative Cultural Studies (incl. Spanish). Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018. Chronicle. Also posted at Comparative 2019.
  165. University of Mississippi - Croft Institute for International Studies (MS). Non-TT Instructional Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 11/14/18). Chronicle.
  166. University of Montreal (CAN). TT Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies. Deadline: not stated. Interfolio.
  167. University of Navarra (SPAIN). Open-rank Professor of Spanish and Academic Writing. One-year, full-time, renewable. Deadline: 31 Dec. 2018. Chronicle .
  168. University of Nevada Reno (NV). TT Spanish Assistant Professor for Translation/Interpretation Studies. Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018. LINK.
  169. University of Nevada Reno (NV). Lecturer of Spanish. Deadline: not stated. LINK.
  170. University of New Mexico (NM). 2 Positions: TT Assistant Professor of Portuguese, Associate Professor of Portuguese. Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018 Interfolio.
  171. University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics). Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  172. University of Oregon (OR). TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Spanish Sociolinguistics and Director of the Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) Program. Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018. link.
  173. University of Pennsylvania (PA). Associate or Full Professor in Latin American Literature. Deadline: open until filled. Chronicle.
  174. University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK). Two-year Associate Lectureship (Education Focus) in Latin American Studies. Deadline: May 28th, 2019.
  175. University of South Carolina, Aiken (SC). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish - Spanish Peninsular Literatures and Cultures. Deadline: open until filled (posted 1/11/19). Chronicle .
  176. University of South Carolina - Aiken (SC). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Latin American Lit.). Deadline: 17 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  177. University of Texas at El Paso (TX). Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Peninsular Contemporary Spanish Literature. Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  178. University of Texas at Tyler (TX). Visiting Assistant Professor in Spanish and French. Deadline: open until filled (posted 1/18/19). Chronicle .
  179. University of Texas at San Antonio (TX). TT Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature & Culture. Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018.
  180. University of Texas at San Antonio (TX). TT Assistant Professor - Hispanic Linguistics. Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018.
  181. University of Utah. VAP - Peninsular. Deadline: Open until filled. Apply directly with UU
  182. University of Virginia (VA). Associate or Full Professor of Spanish (Peninsular Spanish literature, fifteenth c.- present). Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018. INDEED.COM.
  183. University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire (WI). TT Assistant Professor in Spanish (Generalist). Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018. INDEED.COM.
  184. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Mexican literature and/or culture of the 20th/21st centuries experience). Deadline: 28 Feb. 2019. HigherEdJobs .
  185. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (WI). TT Assistant Professor in Spanish (Heritage Language Learning /Spanish for the Professions). Deadline: 24 Jan. 2019. Chronicle .
  186. University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 20 Dec. 2018. HigherEdJobs .
  187. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish with a specialization in Linguistics and/or Heritage Spanish. Deadline: 19 Jan. 2019.  Chronicle .
  188. Utica College (NY). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018. LINK.
  189. Villanova University (PA). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish (Colonial Latin American Studies). Deadline: 24 Oct. 2018. Chronicle.
  190. Villanova University (PA). TT Assistant Professor of Linguistics -Spanish. Deadline: 21 Jan. 2019. Interfolio.
  191. Virginia Tech (VA). Assistant Professor of Spanish specializing in Southern Cone literature and visual arts. Deadline: 31 October 2018. Chronicle ..
  192. Wabash College (IN). TT Asst. Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018. Interfolio.
  193. Wake Forest University (NC). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish  (Linguistics).  Deadline:  20 Nov. 2018.  Interfolio.
  194. Wartburg College (IA).TT Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled. Chronicle
  195. University of Warwick (UK). TT Assistant Prof in Hispanic Studies (Latin American studies/Visual culture/ Transcultural studies/Multilingualism) Deadline: 31st March 2019
  196. Weber State University (UT). TT Asst. Professor - Translation and Spanish. Deadline: 8 Nov. 2918. Chronicle.
  197. West Virginia University (WV). TT Assistant Professor - Applied Linguistics/Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled. Chronicle
  198. Western Washington University(WA). TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (spec. in linguistics). Deadline: 14 Dec 2018. LINK .
  199. Whitman College (WA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 12/18/18). HigherEdJobs .
  200. Wichita State University (KS). Associate or full Professor Position in Latinx Studies. Deadline: 25 Jan. 2019. Chronicle .
  201. Wittenberg University (OH). Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019. HigherEdJobs .
  202. Xavier University (OH). Teaching Professor of Spanish. Deadline: 28 Dec. 2018.
  203. Xavier University of Louisiana (LA). Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish (pref. Lat. Am. lit. with a background in Afro-Latin American Literature and Culture).Deadline: Open Until Filled. Posted 11/6/18. Apply at the link .
  204. Yale University (CT). Tenured Associate or Full Professor of Portuguese and/or Luso-Brazilian Literatures. Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018. Interfolio

See Also[]

Ethnic American Literature 2019 (Latino/a Positions in English Depts)[]

Comparative 2019[]

Linguistics 2018-2019[]

Ethnic Studies 2018-2019[]

Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019[]

Latin American History 2018-19[]