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Salaries / Start-up Funds[]

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  • University of South Florida - Assistant Instructor of Spanish. Notified 1/10.
  • University of Puget Sound - Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
  • Occidental College - Specialist of Language Education. Notified on December 11. R1: Congrats! Are you accepting it?
  • University of New Orleans - Oct 20 (received generic rejection email stating an offer has been extended). This is quite confusing. On Oct 20th, second-round candidates were interviewing. We received an email notification for a second round of interviews on Oct 13th. So, it's kind of disconcerting to believe that an offer was made the same day we were asked to interview in front of the search committee. Not saying the person who added this is not being truthful, but I do wonder if an offer was actually made?? R1. Hi! I posted this offer because I received a rejection that stated that a candidate had been selected. I deleted the email so I apologize that I can't paste the actual wording and also apologies for adding stress. it seems that they sent the email too soon or during finalists' rounds? R2. I had the same questions when I received the rejection the day after the interview. R3. Time will tell but I kind of suspect they didn't even move to campus visits and extended an offer right away which is really weird. I know COVID has changed many things, but universities at least are trying to do a comparable process online. But you never know the idiosyncrasies of each committee or university. I did sense this was an underfunded, kind of ailing department, so maybe that could be one of the many reasons. Though I may be all wrong. Congrats to the selected candidate anyways if there's one. R4: Any news on this? R5: They clearly had someone in mind. The search committee did not prepare good questions and they did not hesitate to share discouraging information about their own department and university,

Campus Interviews[]

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  • Northwestern University, notified 12/16
  • UC-Irvine, notified 1/12.
  • Wake Forest
  • University of Kansas, notified 1/14 (x2)
  • Longwood University, notified 1/13
  • Furman University, notified 1/13
  • Colorado State University, notified 12/29
  • University of Central Florida, notified 1/6
  • College of William & Mary, notified 1/10
  • The Ohio State University (Assistant Professor Iberian), notified 1/9. x2
  • George Washington University (Spanish instructor), notified 1/8 x3
  • Clemson University (Spanish and International Business), notified 01/07 x2. R1: First, congrats. Now, did you receive the invitation the day right after the Zoom interviews?? I am impressed. R2 (OP): Thank you! I was interviewed on Jan 5 and received the invitation on the 7th. We are still finalizing some details for the campus visit.
  • Vassar College (Assisstant Professor of Hispanic Studies), notified 12/23
  • Rutgers (Sociolinguist position), notified 12/22. (x2)
  • CUNY John Jay College (Translation & Interpreting), notified 12/21
  • Nebraska Wesleyan, Zoom, notified 12/21, Q: Aren't they still in the 2nd round Zoom interview stage?
  • Univeristy of Rochester, Q: any news from UR yet? Zoom interviews were about 2 weeks ago.
  • Hamilton College, notified 12/15 Q: Was this imediately following (and/or the day after) your Zoom interview, then? R: Yes, the day after!
  • Tulane University, notified 12/15
  • College of Charleston, notified 12/12. Q: Which position is this for? R1: Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
  • University of South Carolina, notified 12/10
  • University of Florida at Gainesville, Lecturer in Spanish Language & Culture, notified 11/30 R1: Is this in person or virtual? Did they say if this is a full day thing and/or what you will have to do? R2: It will be in-person in Gainesville as an all-day interview. I will be speaking with a number of people, teaching a basic Spanish lesson, and giving a 20-minute presentation on items related to language teaching and coordinating.
  • Occidental College, Specialist for Language Education, notified 11/24 R1: When did you have the Zoom Interview? Mine was yesterday. R2: My Zoom interview is tomorrow, Thursday, 12/2. Wishing us both a lot of luck, whichever way it turns out. ¡Ánimo! :) R3: I got confused because here it says campus visit. Good luck! R4: I completely understand; according to the assistant dean, this is the last stage, so no on-campus interviews, but rather the initial phone call and then this final Zoom interview, which is why I listed this under campus interview as I took it to be the equivalent, more or less.
  • University of Puget Sound, notified 11/11
  • Kenyon College, notified 11/3

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  • Baruch College (Peninsular studies), Zoom, notified 1/14 (x2)
  • Florida Atlantic U (Latin American lit and film), Zoom, notified 1/14 (x2)
  • Wesleyan University. Zoom. Notified late dec.
  • Jacksonville University. Zoom. Notified 1/13 (x2)
  • Georgia State University (Afro-Hispanic). Notified 1/13
  • Syracuse University (Latinx). Zoom. Notified 1/13.
  • Spelman College (Latinx/Border). Zoom. Notified 1/9. x2
  • Spelman College (Global Hispanophone). Zoom. Notified 1/8. x2
  • University of Central Florida (Spanish instructor). Zoom. Notified 1/5.
  • University of Kansas. Zoom. Notified 01/04 (x2).
  • Idaho State. Zoom. Notified 01/03. x2
  • Mount St. Mary’s University (Spanish). Zoom. Notified 12/29. x3
  • Coe College (Assistant Prof. of Spanish). Zoom. Notified 12/23. x2
  • University of Wisconsin- River Falls (Assistant Prof. of Spanish in the Professions). Zoom. Notified 12/22.
  • Houston (Assoc. Creative Writing). Zoom. 12/21
  • Middle Tennessee State University (Assistant Prof of Spanish). Zoom. Notified 12/22
  • Clemson. Zoom. Notified 12/21. x3
  • Claremont Mckenna College. Zoom. Notified 12/21.
  • Georgetown (Modern and Contemporary Latin America). Notified 12/21.
  • Union College (Visiting Assistant Prof of Spanish). Notified 12/21
  • Texas A&M (Assistant Professor of Spanish). Zoom. Notified 12/20 R1: Is this the position in San Antonio? R2: Yes, it is the one at San Antonio
  • FIU (Assistant Professor of Portuguese). Notified 12/20.
  • UNLV (Assistant Professor in Residence). Notified 12/17
  • SUNY Cortland. Zoom. Notified 12/14
  • NYU (Modern and Contemporary) Zoom. Notified 12/18.
  • Texas Tech University. Zoom. Notified 12/17
  • Washington University in St. Louis. Zoom. Notified 12/16 R1: Is this for the Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoc? R2: No, the Latinx in Hispanic Studies position. R1: Thank you for the information. Suerte!
  • Univerity of Richmond. Zoom. Notified 12/14
  • Mulhenberg College. Zoom. Notified 12/16 (x2)
  • Furman University. Zoom. Notified 12/16 (x2)
  • Wabash College (Assistant Professor). Zoom. Notified 12/15
  • William and Mary (Assistant Professor, medieval). Zoom. Notified 12/13
  • George Washington University (Spanish Teaching Instructor). Zoom. Notified 12/15. (x3)
  • Vassar College (Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies). Zoom. Notified 12/14 (X3)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (Assitant Professor of Modern Language in Spanish). Zoom. Notifed 12/14. (x3)
  • Oklahoma State University (Assistant Professor of Spanish). Zoom. Notified 12/14.
  • University of Delaware (Assistant Professor of Spanish and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition). Zoom. Notified 12/13. x3
  • Northwestern University (Assistant Professor of Instruction). Zoom. Notified 12/9.
  • James Madison University. Notified 12/9
  • University of South Florida - Tampa campus. Assistant Instructor of Spanish. Notified 12/9. (x2)
  • Arizona State. Zoom. Notified 12/9. (x4)
  • Kalamazoo College. Zoom. Notified 12/8. (x4)
  • CUNY John Jay College (Translation & Interpreting). Zoom. Notified 12/7.
  • Colorado State University (Spanish for Specific Purposes). Zoom. Notified 12/7. (x3)
  • Duke Kunshan University (Lecturer in Spanish). Zoom. Notified 12/7.
  • University of Mississippi (Spanish Linguistics). Zoom. Notified 12/6. (x2)
  • Tulane University (TT Modern Iberian and North African) Zoom. Notified 12/4. (x2)
  • The Ohio State University (Assistant Professor Peninsular). Zoom. Notified 12/4. (x2) / 12/5 (x2)
  • University of Central Missouri (Assistant Professor). Zoom. Notified 12/3.
  • University of Louisville (Assistant Professor of Spanish for the Professions, Interpreting or Translation). Zoom. Notified. 12/3
  • Northwestern University (Assistant Professor of Instruction). Zoom. Notified 12/3. (x2)
  • University of Central Florida (Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics). Zoom. Notified 12/3. (x4)
  • Union College (VAP). Zoom. Notified 12/1.
  • Hamilton College (Assistant Prof. of Hispanic Studies, Andean lit.). Zoom. Notified 12/1 (x2)
  • Longwood University (Assistant Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Pedagogy). Zoom. Notified 12/1. (x4)
  • Rutgers (Spanish Sociolinguistics). Zoom. Notified 11/28. (x5)
  • Eckerd College (Peninsular). (x2)
  • College of Charleston (Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics). Zoom. Notified 11/23.
  • Dartmouth. Zoom. Notified 11/23
  • Cornell. Mellon Postdoc. Zoom. Notified 22/11 (x2) Q: Any news?
  • University of Dayton. Zoom. Notified 11/23
  • Carleton College. Zoom. Notified 11/21 Q: Someone posted below that the search was cancelled. Kind of confusing.
  • College of Charleston (Instructor of Spanish with a focus in the Professions). 11/22. Zoom. Notified.
  • CSU Fullerton. Zoom. Notified 11/19
  • Baylor, Zoom, notified 11/22
  • Occidental College, phone call, notified 11/16 (x2)
  • University of Florida at Gainesville, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Spanish for Specific Purposes, Zoom, notified 11/15
  • University of Rochester (11/14) (x2)
  • University of South Carolina. Zoom. Notified 11/12 (x4)
  • Boston University, Lecturer in Spanish. Zoom. Notified 11/12 (x3)
  • University of Florida at Gainesville, Lecturer in Spanish Lang & Culture, Zoom, notified 11/12 (x3)
  • St Olaf, Zoom, notified 11/12 (x2)
  • Lake Forest College, Zoom, notified 11/8 (x2)
  • Saint Joseph University, Zoom, notified 11/5 (x2)
  • University of Puget Sound, Zoom, notified 10/22 (x3)
  • Kenyon College, Zoom, notified 10/21
  • University of New Orleans, Zoom, notified 9/29
  • Southern Utah University, Zoom, notified 9/21 (X2)

MLA Interviews[]

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Additional Materials Requested[]

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  • Truman State University, request for US work authorization status. 01/11. (I apologize if this should not go here, I didn't know where to put it). R1: I got the same email. These questions are ILLEGAL and should not be asked. Shame on this university. R2: Illegal? Care to elaborate and quote the applicable laws? R3: Illegal?! LOL LOL LOL. Please inform yourself before posting things like this. R4: Employers can ask "Are you legally authorized to work in the US?" or something like that and some do right on their applications. However, they cannot ask for documentation (such as an I-9 form) until they've offered the job and you've accepted. If they are just asking if you are authorized to work in the US (a yes-no question) without needing any type of documentation, that is not considered illegal. R5: (I wrote the OP). I was going to say exactly what R4 said. So far, 90-95% of the applications I've submitted had a section where you had to state your US work authorization status. And well, it makes sense, they need to know if they have to file paperwork for international candidates... They never asked for documents, just a yes-no question. I just wonder if they had a short list of candidates and answering "no, I can't legally work in the US without a visa" vs. "yes, I can work" will be another level of filtering us... R6: "Since 1986, the immigration law requires employers to only hire workers who have authorization by the U.S. government to work in this country. The law requires employers to check (verify) the identity and work eligibility of each employee. That is why all employees, not only immigrants, must complete an I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification Form)." ( Not happy with this answer or how you have been treated? File a grievance with the Civil Rights Commission... You are mixing "protected categories" under federal law with LAWFUL business practices. Do you think "universities" are stupid or what?! R7: Amen to all of the above. While asking for this type of information may somehow contradict all that trendy verbosity about diversity that academia is preaching—mostly just to save face, it is not illegal by any means.
  • University of Kansas, request for letters of recommendation. 01/06,
  • Clemson, request for letters of recommendation. 01/04.
  • University of Delaware (Assistant Professor of Spanish and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition). Informed me post-Zoom on 12/23 that they have now requested my letters of reference. (x3)
  • Yale 12/15 Q: What materials did Yale request? R1: 3 articles Q2: May I ask what the areas of specialization were of the folks who were asked for more materials since it was such a broad call? Q3: Was this for the Senior position
  • Georgia State University (Afro-Hispanic Studies). Receieved an email requesting to complete an applicant survey 8not exaclt additional materials, but usually thie email means that they are considering the application and moving to the next step). 12/13. (x2) R1: I also (hopefully) interpreted the message this way. Best wishes if so. R2. Any news about Georgia? (01/11)
  • Providence College (VAP). 12/3.
  • University of Mississippi, request for letters of recommendation. 12/6.
  • Jacksonville University (TT), request for teaching materials and letters of recommendation 12/6 (x3). R1: Message from chair of search, in case anyone is interested: : "In hopes of providing transparency, from 180 applicants, we are requesting additional materials from ~20. We will likely interview 10 candidates during the week of January 10. " R2: Thanks for posting. At least the rest of us know we can cross this off the list. Good luck.
  • Ohio State (TT Spanish Peninsular): Requested additional materials by email 11/23.
  • Emory (TT issues of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity Latin America, Africa, Iberia, and/or the United States) Reference Letters; Syllabi; Students Evaluations and Teaching Statement 11/24 (x4). Q: Are you able to submit the requested documents through Interfolio? R1. No, they need to enable the adding option. Q: Were you notified via e-mail? I haven't received any e-mails but I checked my interfolio and I have the extra fields of "Teaching Statement", "LORs" and "Syllabus" but can't submit anything yet. Q: Please, specify if you were notified by email since I also have the options on Interfolio, but I cannot add the documents. Thanks R2: It seems that everybody have those extra fields but, in my opinion, if you did not receive the email you cannot add the docs R3: Thanks I agree, but I would appreciate confirmation. Can someone confirm? R4: I received an email asking for additional documents. I have been able to upload them. R1: Sorry for the delay, Yes, I did receive an email request for additional materials. Q: Any news from Emory after request of additional materials by email? (Dec 9). R1: Nope, no news. R2: Zoom interviews on 12/9 & 12/10. Q. I did receive an email requesting additional materials through Interfolio, but I haven't been invited to interview on Dec 9-10. Anyone else in my situation? Just to move forward... R5: Same. Nothing from them since additional information.
  • UC Irvine (Comp Lit / History): requested letters of recommendation & book manuscript 11/23
  • The Ohio State University (Iberian Studies): requested letters of recommendation from selected applicants 11/23 (x7) 7 applicants were asked to submit additiona materials... and only 4 people (at least here) got a zoom interview. Did anyone else interview on Dec 15? Thanks!
  • Lake Forest (TT Global Hispanophone), student evaluations and syllabus before Zoom interview (x3)
  • Occidental College (Specialist for Language Education), questionnaire to be filled out by candidates selected for the next phase of the interview process (x2)
  • Northwestern University requested a lesson plan


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  • Saint Joseph's University (Assistant Professor) 1/14: Post-Zoom rejection
  • NCCU (Associate Professor). Finally got an official Human Resources rejection after Zoom campus visit last October.
  • Kalamazoo College (Assistant Professor) 1/4 (x3) - Is this a post-Zoom rejection? R1: It is not, at least in my case. I did not interview with them. R2: I did not Zoom interview with them, either, but I also did not receive a rejection.
  • University of South Carolina 12/20: Post-Zoom rejection (x2)
  • Northwestern University (Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction) 12/16. Post-Zoom rejection. (x2)
  • Northwestern University (Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction) 12/15 (x2). Q: Sorry to hear it, but just to clarify, is this a post-Zoom rejection? R1: It is not, we received the rejections today. They were nice enough to let us know that we are not selected for the Zoom Interview. R2: Thank you very much for the information that you provided. I appreciate it.
  • Dartmouth College 12/14 (x2)
  • University of South Carolina 12/14: "Thank you for applying for the Assistant Professor of Spanish (Contemporary Peninsular) position at the University of South Carolina. The search committee has reviewed the materials of the applicants for the position to determine which candidates most closely fit with the research and teaching profiles outlined in the job description and with the needs of our department. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, you were not selected to move on to the next stage of the interview process."
  • Kalamazoo College 12/14: "I am writing on behalf of the search committee to update you on the Spanish search at Kalamazoo College. Unfortunately, the committee did not select your application for the next stage of our search. There were an unusually high number of very qualified applicants this year. Your dossier is strong and we are certain that you will eventually be successful in your job search and career." Speechless... R1: I did not receive neither a interview invitation nor a rejection... (x2) R2 to R1 This is pretty common. If they are sure your profile will not work, they will email you a rejection. If they are thinking you might be a good candidate but not the top of the list, they will wait until they are sure they have another candidate secured. I'm not sure why the original poster is speechless. R3. I received an invitation (Dec 8) to a Zoom interview early January. Despite the frustration, i would say that getting a rejection email this early is better that not receeiving any until April... it helps to move forward.
  • Baylor University - Dec 9 - generic mail
  • Carleton College - Dec 9 (x6)
  • Jacksonville University - Dec 8 (x160). Q: Why have not I received either a rejection or acceptance from them? R1: Me neither.R2: neither here... R3: the chair has to send each one manually. They are coming...R4: Yup. All 160 of them so, even though they're THE CLASSIEST department in the country, don't fool yourselves: they don't want you. R5: 180 applications for a small regional university that most people have not heard of where there's only 1 permanent faculty member. This is mind blowing. However, it's not surprising. Years of accepting more students into PhD programs while cutting Humanities jobs. Market over saturation is a real thing. 80% of jobs are now for adjunct positions and here's another glaring example of that. R6: The rejection email is going out and it is, what's the best word, eyebrow raising. I think they're trying to be sympathetic and give an easy let down to not selecting you but a simpler "sorry you weren't chosen, best of luck" would have been enough.
  • Bucknell University (Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish) - Dec 6 - generic email
  • University of Central Florida (Asst. Prof. of Spanish Ling) - Dec 3 - generic email (x4)
  • University of New Orleans - Nov 22 - generic email ("offer has been extended") (x2)
  • Rutgers University - Nov 19 - generic email (x2)
  • University of Texas at Austin - Nov 14 - generic email (x4)
  • St. Olaf College - Nov 8 - generic email (x2)
  • University of Oregon - Eugene (Career-track lecturer) - October 26 - HR email
  • Georgetown University - Oct 25- generic email (x2)
  • University of New Orleans - Oct 20- generic email (x2)
  • Carnegie Mellon University -Oct 18 - through a generic email
  • Southern Utah University - Sep 21 - through a generic email (x2) (x2 after first interview, "offer has been extended")


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  • No me invitaron al campus :( Tengo el chocho hecho calimocho. R1. ¡Nos pasa a muchxs! ¡Ánimos! Recuerda que no es personal sino que el comité buscaría otro perfil quizás, que te sirve de experiencia para la próxima. :-). R2. Ánimo, uno nunca sabe las internas de las universidades ni qué buscan. Pero que esto no te desanime para el resto del ciclo del mercado laboral. Como te ven te tratan, si te ven mal, te maltratan, y si te ven bien, te contratan! R3. Mirtha llegó al wiki!!!! :) R4. "Mirtha ya llegó/ nuevamente está/brillando fuerte esta vez/ siempre brillando". R5. Lol somos 3 argentinos acá? Soy el R2. Siempre quise esperar a este momento de llegar al job market para tirar la frase de Mirtha!
  • He recibido mi primera invitación a una entrevista y estoy tan contenta que el potorro me hace pucheros como un bebé :) R1: No olvides contarnos cómo reacciona tu cuerpo si llegas a campus visit. R2: Mucho más de esto necesita este wiki. I like it, BB!. R3: Felicidades <3 R4. Comentarios como éste nos dan un poco de alegría entre tanta incertisumbre. ¡Gracias! Y me uno a R1... ;) R5: Me uno a R1, R2, R3 y 24; te felicito y quiero que después nos cuentes cómo tu cuerpo expresa la oferta de trabajo que seguramente recibirás ;) R6 : Me uno a todo lo dicho anteriormente. Que ya está bastante fea la cosa como para encima no meter un poco de humor. Os amo ¡Y mucha suerte a todes!
  • Clemson - 12/09 (x4)
  • Georgia State University (Latinx Studies) - 12/5
  • Jacksonville University - 11/15 (x21)

Word on the street[]

  • Anything from California State University San Marcos after Zoom interviews last month?
  • Anything from Dayton or University of Central Missouri after Zoom interviews last month? R1: Nothing here from Central Missouri after a Zoom interview on 12/13. R2: I know someone who has been invited for a campus visit at Central Missouri. R3: Interviewed with Dayton on 12/9, but have received no further notification since.
  • Anything on Jacksonville University following the materials request? R1: Funny thing, I just looked at the original email this morning and it said that the initial interviews (with the add'l materials allowing them to reduce their original pool of 20 applicants to the 10 chosen ones) would be taking place this week (Jan 10+), but no wiki posts here have said anything about a zoom invitation from them. In short, nothing here and feeling rather confused given the aforementioned. R2: they might be running late with the invites or whoever was invited doesn't post on the wiki. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • William & Mary's candidates for the job talk are all white candidates. R1: Wasn't that the position looking for a Medievalist? Then it makes sense. Most people doing Spanish Medieval Lit that I know are white Spaniards. R2: That's actually not true anymore. The filed, especially one focusing on Jewish/Muslim/Christian relations is becoming more and more diverse each year. The decision to hire only white people is a conscious choice to preserve the whiteness of their racist institutions. Let's not justify white supremacy, ok? R1: I would never call William & Mary racist or say they are trying to preserve a whiteness that is not even there. Their program is by far one of the most diverse that I've encountered. And most of their last hires are POCs. So maybe in this specific case the 3 finalist happened to be white in an area that is 9-1 white males. It's great to fight against white supremacy, but maybe we should focus the critique on departments that are actually against diversity. I'm sorry you were not selected, but I'm sure you'll have other opportunities. R3: I'd be curious to know how many of the finalists come from universities that aren't ivy league/ultra prestigious. Prestige of university has been proven to be a better predictor of who will make it to the finalist stage/offer and who will get cut earlier, even after controlling for race and gender. R4: You have no fricking idea of what you are talking about. Leave behind your resentment and focus on finding a job that suits your needs and professional ambitions. R5: Just out of curiosity and on a completely different note: do the hiring departments normally release the information regarding the finalists? I thought all this information is normally posted internally only.
  • Any zoom interview with Georgia State (Afro-Hispanic Studies)? R1: None here; got the email requesting basic demographic info via a survey, but nothing more since then. R2. Thanks! Same here. Nothing since their email requesting demo info...
  • Anything on Eckerd College (Peninsular) after Zoom interviews?
  • Anything on Furman after zoom interviews?
  • Anything on ASU Mexican Studies theater/poetry post Zoom? R1: Nothing here, but I was told they would contact finalists after the second week of January. OP: Gracias
  • Has anyone heard from UCF (TT, Spanish Linguistics ) post-Zoom interview? R1: On campus invitations sent out on 1/6.
  • Has anyone heard from Colorado State University (TT, Spanish for Specific Purposes) on campus visits? R1: Nothing yet for me.
  • Email fro St Andrews anouncing that interviews for the Lecturer in Latin American position will be likely to be delayed to the beginning of February 2022. Short lits of candidates not determined yet.
  • Any news on St. Olaf campus visits after Zoom interview? R1: They've selected their finalists, but not sure when emails are going out. (I'm in the department but didn't apply for the position.) R2: Anyone heard about any updates by this time of mid Jan (no matter it’s first or second hand)?
  • Anything on ASU Mexican Studies theater/poetry?
  • I don't write this to discourage applicants. Best of luck to all of you in a really difficult time for seeking any type of academic job. But it's quite interesting that Colorado College did not run a search this year or the previous one, but they already hired a new assistant professor few months ago. It's true it has been mentioned that is not "mandatory" to run a national search to seek a position (and ok! great for the hire but how contradictory with the entire system that has been ingrained in our brains about meritocracy and fairness). In fact, a chair hiring a recent graduate of her own alma mater without a search looks quite iffy to say the least. I write this not to attack the anointed one (hopefully, a great career is ahead of this person), but to say that all this academic job rat race is at times a farce, and nobody should be ok with this or legitimize this kind of practices even if they may provide a solution for a few lucky ones. R1. It surely is fishy, as you point out. I knew of someone who accepted a TT offer and a very prestigious post-doc, so they were able to postpone starting until they completed the postdoc since it improved everyone's qualifications (both the applicant and also the department). So on the surface, by the time the person started the job it seemed as if there hadn't been a search but in reality the search had already been conducted previously. Not saying that's the case here, but something that can happen too. R2. Well, as the wiki from last year points out, Colorado College hired a VAP without a search. Such VAP was subsequently offered a TT position once again without a search, so yes the case is certainly different here. R3. Some universities have programs that allow them to target hires that are historically underrepresented in academia (for ex: Black or Mexican American scholars) without a search, that could be the case here. Or, they could be a partner hire. R4. If that's the case, it's great to have more diversity in the "profession." Though, there is still a long line of scholars of color and from underpresented communities who remain underemployed, perpetually adjuncting, and waiting for such opportunities if this was even the case. It's still worthwhile to point this out. Also, it is quite interesting that the "target hire" comes from the same very graduate program where the chair completed her studies. If you are in academia, you know those are not just sweet, innocent coincidences. Chairs are usually the head of any search committee, but yikes I forgot there was not even a search here. R5. I assume this is all about the Peninsular TT position at CC? R6. No, this is for a "position" in Latin America (Caribbean) but I wouldn't be surprised if they did something similar for a Peninsular TT job.
  • This is about the Assistant/Associate Professor in Spanish Linguistics at New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM. Interesting, they have reposted this job without changing anything. “The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching 6 credit hour Spanish courses per semester (12 credits per academic year) and have 50% release time to direct the Language Learning Center.” Two years ago, an applicant here said he/ she had been interviewed. But I don’t see any names added to the faculty list. The same VAP that was there by the time of the first ad is still there. Nothing has changed. Any ideas?..
  • This is another position that seems to show up every two years or so, without any apparent changes in the website at least. Senior Instructor I or Senior Instructor II - Spanish Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR. I applied three years ago and got a rejection, but I don't see any new faculty members. I wonder what's going on here and at Highlands NM (my previous post).

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

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  • Q: Is it customary for search committees to send out post-Zoom rejections? That is, should I expect to hear from a search committee either way? R1: I think post-Zoom rejections would be a courtesy that is not extended by the majority of committees as they want to keep candidates hanging in case anything does not work out; even when the candidate is selected and signed-on the ones left behind at the Zoom stage may, unfortunately, never hear a word back whatsoever. R2: Sometimes institutions, and, especially state universities, have explicit instructions from HR not to contact candidates after first-round interviews and even at other stages except to move them forward in the search. Of course, from the applicants' side it's totally unnerving. I wish the system was more transparent.
  • Q: Has anyone heard about College of the Canyons? They were suppossed to conduct interviews next week. Thanks. R1: Yes, already in the Zoom interview stage.
  • Q: For those who have interviewed remotely: are teaching demos still part of the remote/Zoom interview process? R1: Yes, they were part of the virtual campus visits last year. R2: As R1 states, yes, teaching demos were part of the campus visit.
  • FYI - U of North Florida position: if you are on a visa or a foreign national applicant, they make you upload your entire passport, every page of it, plus the DS160. It's on the ad and the HR site definitely makes you do it. I think it's a way to trim down applicats (despicable) so just FYI in case you don't want to waste your energy putting the application together.
  • I wrote a few blog posts about my experience in the market, I hope they are helpful for you. Feel free to send me suggestions for new topics.

General Discussion, Questions, and Inquiries[]

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  • Q: Any updates on CUNY-Baruch (Contemporary Peninsular)?
  • Q: Any updates on Lake Forest? R1. Nothing here.
  • Q: Bumping. Wesleyan? (X2)
  • Q: Anything on Central Connecticut State (Latin America)?
  • Q: Bumping Anything on CUNY Queens (Hispanic Linguistics)? R1: No word yet for me (caveat: I applied late).
  • Q: Anything on CSU San Marcos?
  • Q: Has anyone heard back from Ohio State post-zoom interviews? R1: Nothing yet for me.
  • Q: Anything on University of Central Florida (TT in Spanish Linguistics) post-Zoom interviews?
  • Q: Anything on Tufts University? R1: They are conducting Zoom interviews.
  • Q: Anything on Spelman College? (did my question get deleted?) R1: They are conducting Zoom interviews.
  • Fact: check out Howard University's "People" section. Calling them "inbreeders" is an understatement. R1: Please educate yourself about the history of HBCUs. R2: Like there weren't any Black academics graduating from other universities around the country.
  • [Readding deleted question] Q: Anything on Florida Atlantic University? R1: Nothing here and wondering too.
  • Bumping Q: Anything on Berea College?
  • (Bumping up. v2) Q: Anything on North Carolina Central? (x2) R1: They reposted the position on Dec. 28. While there could be a ton of good reasons for them to do that, it's obviously not a good sign no the applicants' ends.
  • Bumping Q: Anything on Wesleyan University?
  • Q: Does anyone have any updates on the Contemporary Peninsular TT position at NYU? It seems like only one person in this thread received an interview and I was wondering if all interviews have been scheduled. Thanks. R1: Yes, they are conducting Zoom interviews at the end of January.
  • Bumping. Q: Anything on Rochester?
  • (Bumping up) Q: Anything on Le Moyne College? R1: The announcement is still published on the MLA Jobs list. I really doubt they are short on applicants; thus, in my opinion, it's probably the case that they are not satisfied with the pool they have up to this point. R2: According to the website, the call of applications closes on Dec 31. R3: Their original deadline was December 1st. That is very weird. R2 to R3: The job post still says the review process will start on December 1st, but the information under the "apply" button indicates the call will end on Dec 31. At this point I think we might not hear anything back from them until early January.
  • Q: Any updates on Emory (open rank position) after Zoom interviews? Thanks. R1. I know someone who has been invited for a (virtual) campus visit. R2: Was this invitation for the Associate or Assistant Professor?
  • Q: Anything on the University of North Florida?
  • Bumping Q: Anything on u of Kansas?
  • Q: Anything from Baylor University after the interview?
  • Q: Another inquiry about the University of Rochester. Anyone heard anything? I've seen a few posts asking about this.
  • Q: Anything on Cornell (TT, Latin Americanist) after the Zoom interviews? R1: Received campus visit invite in mid-December
  • Q: Anything from SUNY-Cortland yet? The app closed a couple weeks ago. (Zoom, notified 12/14)
  • Q: Anything on Idaho?
  • Anything on Wake Forest? X2
  • (Bumping up) Q: Any news on Rutgers (Spanish Sociolinguistics) after Zoom interviews. I fall into the pile that received neither a rejection nor a Zoom interview invitation, so mostly just curious. R1: As far as I know, Zoom interviews on ongoing and they will be sending campus invitations in January. R2: Already sent to 4 final candidates.
  • Q: Anything on Georgetown (Latin America)?
  • Q: Anything on Univerity of Rochester? I know they had interviews earlier in the month.
  • Q: Anything on the lecturer positions at Santa Clara University and the University of British Columbia?
  • Q: Anything from the University of Washington in St. Louis?
  • Q: Anything on TAMU - San Antonio? R1: Nothing here... (x2)
  • Q: Bumping the question about NYU Contemporary Peninsular... did anyone hear about interviews? R1: No here...... R2; According to the posting on the MLA job site, it doesn't close until Dec. 30. R3 are you asking about NYU or Baruch? NYU closed Nov 30. Baruch closes Dec 30. But I imagine NYU will take a while to call anyway. They probably got a lot of applicants. R4. Nothing yet (12/15). R5. Zoom interview. Notified 12/18.
  • Q: Anything on Emory Spanish and/or Portuguese TT? R: Zoom interviews on 12/9 & 12/10
  • Q: Anything on Coe College? (x2)
  • Q: Anything on U of Alaska? (x2)
  • Q: Did everyone who applied to Clemson receive an acknowledgement? R1: No, I have not received anything.
  • Q: Does anyone know if the Tulane TT position (Spanish/North African) is for an internal candidate? Job post seems too similar to a current Visiting Professor's profile. R1: Agreed. My thoughts exactly. We will find out pretty soon and although I hope we're wrong, I don't really think so at all... R2: Yes, it is obvious that it is for the internal candidate. But there are also internal candidates who lose their positions. Good luck. R3: Oftentimes it just comes down to who's better for the marquee; hence, if the external candidate is from a top-10 university, they're most likely going to get the job. R4: I'm not sure is as simple as that, but then again the inner candidate comes from a top-10 university, so why even bothering to apply in the first place. All very meritocratic. R5: The internal candidate might be in the job market as well and get a position at another institution. Just saying. Apply. R6 This conversation comes up every year. It's not at all a sure thing. I know inside candidates who won and several who did not. You have no idea. And you lose nothing applying so do it! R7: The last 12 years that Dept. search for two Assist. Prof., one for Lat. Am. and another for Early Modern. Guess what... both positions when to the Visiting Assist.
  • Q: Anything on Furman University? (x2) R1: I would say it's a bit early for them though. R2: The word is is that there were also over 200 applications. R3: Unsurprising. But I think it's also related to the fact that it was open rank, not to mention that it is a very prestigious institution.
  • Q: Anything on University of Kansas? R1: Contacts there told me the University's finances are in free fall. They asked the state gov for special dispensation to revoke tenure for long term tenured faculty in order to save money. I wouldn't be surprised if the position gets cut, which stinks. I applied too...R2: Wow this is disheartening. Thanks for the insight, though. R3: They are revoking tenure for tenured faculty, but approved a TT position this year? Pretty counterproductive... R4: KU has not revoked tenure for its faculty. R5: Here's what's been going on: R6: These articles are both from a year ago (January 2021). They are not up to date information. It was announced in June 2021 that KU would NOT implement the controversial KBOR policy that would allow tenured faculty to be terminated.
  • Q: Anything on Middle Tennessee State University? R1: For the chair position?
  • Q: News from CUNY (Contemporary Peninsular)? R1: Nothing here. R2: If you are referring to CUNY-Baruch, the application period doesn't close until December 31st.
  • Q: News from Clemson (Position in Spanish + International Business)?
  • Q: Anything on NYU (Contemporary Peninsular)? Nothing yet. R2. Not yet (12/15). R3. Zoom interview. Notified 12/18.
  • Q: REPOSTING THIS Anything after Zoom Interview for University of South Carolina (Contemporary Peninsular)? I had my Zoom interview 3 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything yet. Should I accept that I am out of the search? (x2) R1: I just got an invitation for the campus visit. R2 to R1: congrats for the invitation and thanks for let me know. I didn't receive any email, so I guess I have to assume that I'm out...:(. I am sorry :(
  • Q: Anything on West Point (Portuguese position)?
  • Q: Anything on Wesleyan College? R1: Wesleyan College or Wesleyan University? R2: University
  • Q: Anything on OXY after in-person interviews? Thanks. R1: I am in the same boat as you. I interviewed on Zoom last week (i.e., the "in-person" equivalent as this was their final phase) and I have not yet heard anything. FYI, in the final part of the interview I asked them about their timeline and they said that the committee would meet next week, i.e., this week (Dec. 6-10th), to finalize their selection. Please, please, please: let's write on this board if one of us gets the offer so that we can know the outcome. :) Gracias y buena suerte. R3: Will do, please do it too. Buena suerte. R4: This is the same person from R2, I just posted in offers above that OXY invited me. I will keep you informed after considering the offer in detail. R5: Same person from R1 here: I appreciate your consideration so much. I have received not much attention from others, so I am waiting to know what you do. I am happy for you for having options though! Choose wisely.
  • Q: Anything on City College of New York City (CUNY) (Latin American and Latina/o/x Studies)?
  • Q: Anything on Muhlenberg Collge? (x2)
  • Q: Anything on Vassar College? (x4)
  • Q: Anything on Kalamazoo College? (x4) R1: Zoom interview invitations sent out on Dec 8.
  • Q: Anything on Georgetown (Latin American Studies)? (x3)
  • Q: Anything on Berea College? (x2)
  • Q: Anything on Claremont McKenna? (x3)
  • Q: Anything on Jacksonville? (x2) R1: For Jacksonville University, requests for more info went out 12/6, with phone interviews to be scheduled week of 1/10.
  • Q: Anything on Nebraska Wesleyan? (x3) R1: Zoom interview invites sent out on Dec 14.
  • Q: Anything on Central Missouri? (x2) R1: Yes, they are currently contacting for Zoom interviews.
  • Q: Anything on Texas A&M San Antonio? (x3)
  • Q: Any word on Cornell (TT)? R1: Yes, Cornell is currently conducting Zoom interviews for the TT position. R2: Is this the Southern Cone position?
  • Q: Anything on Providence College? Email to schedule a zoom interview, Dec. 3.
  • Q: Anything on Wabash College? (x3) R1: I'm guessing they cancelled the search? Any news? R2: They've been toying around with this position for about 2-3 years and this is not the first time the "search" comes to these results.
  • Q: Any updates on NYU, Indigenous Studies in the Americas?
  • Q: Anything after Zoom Interview for University of South Carolina (Contemporary Peninsular)? (x3)
  • Q: Anything on the UNLV translation position? (x2)
  • Q: Anything on San José State University? It has been a month now and I haven't received any rejection/shortlisting news. R1: I believe there was a short list for letters of recommendation, but that was pretty soon after the deadline and I haven't heard anything since then. R2: as far as I know, that e-mail was sent to all the applicants, not just the shortlisted ones.
  • Q: Any word on Saint Joseph's University after Zoom interviews? R1: Nothing here but the committee said 2-3 weeks and def after Thanskgiving. Hoping we'll hear something by the end of this week/beginning of next. OP: Thank you! I am kindly assuming you asked about timelines. R1: Yes, I asked about their timeline specifically.
    • Q: OP, Should I assume "rejection" if no letters have been requested by this point in the SJU joblink system? R1: I wouldn't think that way. I doubt committees use the HR portal to communicate with candidates after the initial application. See above comments where typically if they need you to submit something, you usually receive an email/ call from the chair or the program assistant first even if they might ask you to upload something through the system. In any case, never "withdraw" your application since you never know where they might be in the process. Good luck. OP: Gracias. Que lindo tu respuesta.
  • Q: Anything on Lake Forest after Zoom interviews? R1: They will contact the finalists after the Winter Break.
  • Q: Anything on Christopher Newport? R1: Nothing here. R2: Nothing here either, but they told me they wanted to have the campus visits before the Winter Break, so maybe they have already taken place. R3: campus interviews took place before Thanksgiving.
  • Q: Anything on James Madison University (Assistant Professor of Spanish, Central America and Latinx)? (x2)
  • Q: Anything on FIU (Assistant Professor of Portuguese)? R1: I haven't heard anything yet.
  • Q: I am going to be straightforward with my question: if I see that people in this wiki have already received an invitation for a Zoom interview for a specific university, should I assume that I will most likely not hear about them? I just want to have things clear. Thanks R1: Do not withdraw your application but move forward R2: Short answer: yes. Long answer: you better start waiting for the rejection letter. R3: Committees will typically email/call all selected applicants at once. So yes, once it's on the wiki, if you trust that it's legit (after all, it's all crowd-sourced), then you can be sure you're out.
  • Q: How long after a Zoom interview should you hear back? R1: There is no hard and fast rule for this. At some institutions the committee exercises relative autonomy from the dean until later steps in the process, whereas at others they will need approval from administrators at each step of the process, which slows down communication with the candidates invited for campus visits. This becomes even more drawn out at the offer and negotiation stage. In my experience I have heard anywhere from three days later to weeks later. Often times the wiki will indicate if they've moved to the next step of the process, which can give you some closure, but also remember not everyone on the market checks/updates the wiki. My best advice is if you haven't heard anything after a month (this would be quite a long time but not unheard of) treat it as a lost cause and if they do get in touch you will be pleasantly surprised.
  • Q: Funny thing... after interviewing with University of Florida at Gainesville for the Lecturer of Spanish Language and Culture position, I see that they have re-posted this exact job (with the exact same job code), but with a new deadline: Dec. 23. I assume that this means that none of the candidates that they interviewed on Zoom, possibly upwards of 5-10, piqued their interest or does anyone else have any thoughts on why something like this would be the case? I appreciate your insights! R1: Really? That happened to me with other position as well. Maybe they want a higher number of candidates? What were your feelings after the interview? Do you feel you were a solid candidate? I do not think it has to do with the interviews personally, sometimes the universities need to repost ads for other reasons (university pressure, or having a specific deadline etc). In any case, I would not worry much. R2: I've seen several people mention this happening, and I'm assuming it's simply because committees are getting fewer applications than normal. Not too long ago there was a whole reddit thread about it ( Many committees have to consider a certain number of applications to be able to show that they have conducted a thorough search, this is especially the case if they are planning to sponsor the visa for a hire. There are a bunch of legal requirements about this that I don't remember, but have had to deal with in previous searches. I wouldn't worry too much about the job being reposted, and I would go look at that reddit thread because, if true, it's good news for job-hunting-academics this year. R3. That thread is referring to STEM fields. Academia is not a great line of work to be in right now, and STEM grads have plenty of opportunities in industry to earn higher salaries with better conditions. I'm not surprised they're leaving. Humanities PhDs are in a different boat altogether. R2: Yes, it was started by someone in STEM, but there are comments from people in the Humanities also. FWIW, at my institution, we are losing lots of Humanities people that are leaving academia because they can earn higher salaries with better conditions. I agree that Humanities PhDs are in a very different boat than STEM, but there are still some small shreds of hope that we can cling to.
  • Q: Anything on Chapman University? R1: I applied and nothing so far (as of 11/23) R2. No response yet (as of 11/24) R3. They have canceled the search. (Email notification on 12/1)
  • Q: Did anyone apply to UCI and see that on Nov 16 there was a request for an additional document? I never received any notifications about this and had I not logged in today I would not have seen it... did receive a confirmation email saying that my app was complete when I first sent out the application, though. R1: Thanks for the heads up, my application portal says the same thing. Maybe write to the contact person and ask? It says I have a complete and submitted app, but that I have until Dec 6 to upload this late unknown additional document. R2: I am OP and they responded me. Basically they created this category for every applicants in case the search committee would like to require additional documents. In that case the individual (s) will receive an email directly from the committee. Since they set the deadline on Dec 6, maybe it means we will hear something back by or after that date?
  • Q: Anything on NYU, Indigenous Studies in the Americas after sending additional materials? Thanks R1: I received an acknowledgement receipt .
  • Q: I need some help with this: I have applied to many positions that start in Fall 2022 (TT) and a few that start on January 2022 (non-TT). If I accept an offer for January 2022 (non TT) and then I am offered a TT position for fall 2022, would it be bad to 'ditch' the university that gave me the non TT position in January? or they would understand? Thanks R1 Why would it matter to you anyway? It's not like they would take your feelings into consideration if the university decides against renewing your temporary position. R2: Of course you can do that if you get a TT position for Fall 2022! Just let them know as soon as you sign the contract and they should understand.
  • Q: What is the position of South Carolina that has already 3 phone/zoom interviews scheduled? Thank you. R1 I believe it is the position at the flag school at Columbus for a TT in Contemporary Peninsular Literary and Cultural Studies, a different position from the one announced at Aiken. R2: Are candidates getting calls for interviews from U of South Carolina mostly PhDs in hand, or are there any ABDs among you?
  • Q: Anything on Dartmouth?
  • Q: Anything on Clemson? R1: I applied and nothing so far R2: Is it the one closed two days ago? R3: I heard from a friend that works there that during a conversation with one of the members of the search committee, she was told that they didn't receive as many applicants as they thought they would, but I haven't heard anything official. R4: For what it's worth, they posted their job ad again on the Chronicle, Dec. 6. R5 to R4: They did not change the deadline (Nov 15), though. R4: Lol.
  • Q: Did anyone hear from California State Fullerton? R1: I applied and nothing so far
  • Q: Did anyone else noticed that the UT Austin job in Hispanic Linguistics was reposted on HigherEdJob on 11/11? Do we think this is a mistake, or did they not get the applications they wanted in the first round?
  • Q: What does it mean the section 'acknowledgements"? I see there are four people for 'University of Jacksonville'. Thanks R1: Acknowledgement of application receipt. R2: I also got an email from their assistant the day after applying which contained the following language "Our tentative schedule is as follows. We will review materials as they arrive, to create a long shortlist by the week of November 12. At that time, we will request additional documentation, such as...". Thus, I wonder if these four people are short-listers or if they are merely indicating they got the same generic message as I did with the quoted language pasted above? R3: I wonder the same... R4: Same... Also, 16 or 6? R5: Yes, it is the same generic email. The only difference is that they mention "mid-November" instead of a specific date. So, the shortlist isn't ready yet as it seems. R6: The job ad was released later than expected, so a too-optimistic mid-November became a more-realistic early December. The request for more info just went out today, 12/6.
  • Q: Just got my rejection for the University of TX at Austin, I am honestly sad because I have not even made it to the screening interview. I meet all the requirements in the ad, I have a PhD in hand... I did not expect a rejection this soon. I guess I have to get used to this, but shoot it hurt. Any recommendation to deal with rejection? Any idea of what the committee is looking for? R1: Keep in mind that TT positions such as this one may be getting upwards of 100+ (or, for very attractive positions in great locations, 200+) applications, so getting a screen interview would mean that you are in, let's say, the top 5% of all applications received, meaning that you were considered more qualified than 95% of all applicants. Bearing this in mind, you will need to apply anywhere and everywhere to be able to get interview(s), so setting your heart on a specific location or university is very likely only going to result in frustration and disappointment. One other thing to keep in mind is that although you met all of the requirements in the ad, so did the vast majority of your competition. R2: Was this the position at the San Antonio campus, the one which closed November 10th? R3: I don't think so, that was at TU at Austin and they were looking for linguistic specialists. R5: I am the person who asked the question, I mentioned that I am from Spain to indicate that I am a native speaker of the language (I know that it does not mean anything). I appreciate the responses. I wish luck to everyone! R4 to OP: I'm as confused as R2. Is this the Texas A&M San Antonio? Also, what R2 said and, more generally, it's also important to remember that the minimum qualifications are the baseline and then candidates are selected based on whatever ways they might go above from there. The jobs were I was certain I'd get an interview, I certainly didn't and those that I felt were long shots, called me back. You never know. It's best to just apply, forget about it, and then be pleasantly surprised if something pans out. R5: Sorry I am the author and I just edited the question, It was Texas at Austin (not A&M) it was a mistake. I have not heard back from A&M yet.
  • Q: Any news about Carleton? R1: They cancelled the search. R2 to R1: Can you say more? I applied and didn't receive a notification about a cancelled search (which is strange). Thanks.
  • Q: Out of curiosity, how are the interviews being conducted so far? Zoom, skype, or phone call?For those who were in the job market last year: are there still interviews at the MLA? R1: I've been on the market since 2019/20 (as ABD & w/degree in hand) and I have yet to interview in person at all. None of my friends have had in-person interviews either. Prior to the pandemic, it depended on the the location of the MLA and the department's budget to schlepp a committee to a conference, and now I think everyone realized that it's possible to do first-rounds via Zoom/phone. I am curious as to the campus visits posted above and to hear whether those have flyouts or whether they are virtual (I've done only virtual). R2: I know second hand that those campus visits are both in person! Guess nature is healing or whatever.
  • Q: I need serious help now. I applied for a full-time position (non TT) in a community college in TN, I had an interview with them that seemed to go well last week and now the college has reposted the job offer. Is this an indicator that they did not like me? I feel hurt. Thank you. R1: One: it's their loss. Two: since it's a non TT position, there's a 50/50 chance that you still are on their radar, they just might need more instructors and/or more applicants to comply to hiring regulations. Three: don't let this get under your skin, especially if you are new to the market; keep in mind that most success stories here have equal elements of talent, timing, and luck—we are a lot like struggling Hollywood actors, we are just not doing it for the money. R2: I agree with R1 that there might be an HR reason for reposting the position. At the same time, don't feel hurt. While they might be really nice and you really wanted that job, they have information about their needs and probably made them go with someone else/repost. I have struggled with taking rejections personally but at the end of the day, it's about "fit." Kind of like dating, if you'll allow a crass comparison. All the best and yeah, their loss! R4: You guys are AWESOME people. I really appreciate those words. I have a bad time dealing with rejection, so I will take it as something I have to improve, it is OK to be rejected. I really wish the best for everyone :)
  • Q: Can anyone tell me the chances of landing a job as an ABD? It is my first time applying for jobs and I want to know how many applications do you usually need to land a TT offer? Maybe 15 TT applications? 20? Thanks! R1: Apply to all jobs that you see, even if you are only mildly interested. Academia is widely known to be very, very competitive; this website, as an example, shows that only between 10%-30% of PhD holders end up getting a TT position with the rest taking adjunctships or lectureships or merely leaving academia. Additionally, note that due to COVID-19 measures, there is a back-log of PhD graduates from 2020 and 2021 who were victims of the extremely reduced job market over the past two years as a result of cancelled searches and budgetary restrictions. Therefore, given that you are currently ABD, expect fierce competition from back-logged candidates with PhDs in hand, so be open to applying to any position that aligns with your profile. R2: I really appreciate the wise advice that R1 gives... I have heard people telling me the same (it is very competitive) and other people telling me that everyone lands a job sooner or later. So, it is difficult to know what will happen (and very scary tbh). R3: Unless you are getting your degree from an Ivy or a top-20 university, chances are that you will need more than one attempt at the job market before landing an academic job—not necessarily a TT position, which is why you should go alt-ac from the outset and try both markets instead of just the most saturated one. Your professors will probably try to disuade you from leaving the Ivory Tower but make no mistake: they will throw you in the "failed" basket sooner rather than later and you will end up unemployed and without any prospects. R4: For a bit of optimism - I got a VAP position as an ABD who at that point had not finished the last chapter of the diss. It's not impossible! Good luck. R5: FYI, I also wrote R1. I currently have a VAP position as well, and, although I am proud of it and do not want to take anything away from R4, we need to remember that visiting positions such as VAPs and adjunctships are the backbone of academia and serve to bolster the profits that university administrations so desperately crave but do not offer long-term stability professionally or personally (i.e., by continuing down a long line of temporary work, you cannot necessarily buy a house, your friend group and family life will likely suffer, you are in-and-out of a moving truck, etc.) that one would think that having a Ph.D. degree should bring. My hope is to get a full-time permanent position as a lecturer or TT as soon as possible and I wish the same for you, those who read this, because you deserve it after years of sacrifice and dedication! ¡Dedos cruzados! R6: I agree with the strategies mentioned above (apply to everything) and want to throw in that many jobs, especially VAPs, come out in the spring as people's sabbaticals/leaves are approved and departments assess their needs. So if you're not gaining a lot of traction right now, don't be discouraged as the year is longer than just the fall. As to "apply to everything," I did this in 2019-20, so right when jobs were being cancelled, and I learned that a. there are places I hoped they wouldn't call me even though I applied, b. I shouldn't have applied to jobs I didn't really want or in places I really didn't want to live, no matter how desperate. As someone mentioned above, alt-ac offers a lot of possibilities and with MUCH less competition. It's okay to take on a non-ac job for a year or two and keep applying. It's good for one's sanity and it's nice to have a full paycheck plus benefits (esp. given the treatment adjuncts receive in some places). R7: I got a TT position when I was ABD. I sent 50 applications altogether (TT, instructor/lecturer, postdocs). I definitely agree with what others have said that it all depends on fit-I was lucky with my position that it pretty much exactly matched my profile. I also agree what R1 said about applying to ALL jobs you see. That is the advice one of my committee members gave me.
  • Q: Does anyone know why Eckerd College posted recently a job description that was almost identical to the one they posted in October, but with the focus this time on Latin America versus Spain? Could this be two different job postings for two separate job positions or did they change the focus of the original posting? R1: I asked myself the same question about a week ago. To answer this, I went to the Eckerd College job search / HR website and I found two different ads with the first position's due date on or around Nov. 1 and the other's in Jan. or Feb. 2022. As such, it appears that the first position did not morph into another, but rather, these two seem to be, indeed, separate positions. R2: They are two different positions.
  • Q: Any news about Kenyon after Zoom interviews? R1: Nothing here.
  • Q: It's been a few years since I was on the job market, and I'm finding a lot more ads requesting the names and contact info of references instead of letters of recommendation. I'm curious what is motivating this trend (desire to circumvent Interfolio? To actually save candidates and their references some time?), but more than anything: Should my references be expecting to write a formal letter of recommendation for me (after they're contacted by the search committee)? Or just to speak to my qualifications in some other way? Any insights would be greatly appreciated! R1: I believe it stems from MLA Guidelines published a few years ago (Suggestions for Hiring Committees):
  • Q: Any news about the New Mexico State's position?
  • Q: Any news about Saint Joseph's position? (x3)
  • Q: Can someone clarify which position the Georgetown rejections above refer to? The TT Georgetown position hasn't closed yet, right? Thanks. R1: I am curious, too. If the two rejections are indeed referring to the Modern & Contemporary Latin American TT position, I'd like to know when did they submit the application. R2: Check this:
  • Hi! Any former applicants that know what generally committees look for in linguistics: NS vs NNS, young vs old people, male vs female, etc? Also what’s the succeed rate in your experience? Thx! R1: Each dept. will have their own needs, that is, if they already have a lot of NS professors in linguistics and they are looking for a diverse perspective on second language acquisition, hiring a NNS with near-native proficiency might suit their needs best. This could also be true for male vs. female and young vs. old, etc. All in all, the hiring process will first start by considering each candidate's achievements and materials, and then from there the effort to diversify the department could come towards the very end when they are speaking about the outcome of the 9-12 candidates included in the Zoom interviews or the 2-4 candidates invited to the on-campus interviews. However, know that academic achievements definitely outweigh gender, age, or native status... if you are not very good, but have a lot to offer in diversity, they will not hire someone with an empty CV. Thoughts from anyone else? R2: My two humble cents are to second what R1 said above, especially regarding the particular needs of a program or department. Sometimes it's hard to gauge this from the side of the applicant, especially when the ad reads like a wishlist more than an actual person, but hey, I've been told that sometimes committees don't know what they are looking for exactly either. R3: I do not agree with R1. Sometimes committees do not consider academic achievements first, but rather they look for a specific profile in terms of gender, age, native status... and then they select their candidates for the Zoom interview based on that. I know first hand that some committees have not even considered male applicants from the beginning, despite their achievements. If the committee's priority is to hire a diverse candidate, that will be their main criteria and they will choose the best candidate among those that have the desired "personal" profile (by personal I mean non-academic). I am not saying that this is what always happens but it does happen sometimes.
  • Anyone else worried/wondering why there barely seems to be any linguistics jobs? R1: Totally. I am VERY worried about this. Is this even normal? R2: I agree that there seems to be a lot more literature/cultural studies positions this year compared to linguistics, but please know that this is not the only website where jobs are posted... R3: I've noticed that too, and I'm very worried. I've been looking daily at other websites (MLA, Chronicle of Higher Education, etc.), but the Hispanic/Spanish Linguistics jobs that are available/posted are few. R4. I wonder if more TT jobs will be posted from now on...
  • Hello users! I modified a line on the "Rejection" category to reflect the number of rejections for the UNO position (I was rejected too) rather than adding individual lines for the same rejection. This helps with readability as we don't have to scroll infinitely to find new/updated info. Similarly, when adding new info, please list the newest info above any existing line. Thank you and I hope it helps!
  • Does anyone know if there is a place other than this site to monitor the application process of other applicants? It's my first year applying for a faculty position and I am really scared of the whole process. I would love to have other people to talk about this and share our experience. R1: The less you know, the better for your peace of mind. Send your applications, wait 3-4 weeks, and if by the end of them you haven't heard anything, you're most likely right in thinking that they won't contact you and just move on. R2: Thank you for the advice, 3-4 weeks after the application closes or after you send it? R3: After the application period closes. That said, some universities take their sweet time, so don't be surprised if you hear from some schools even later - you never know! I've had multiple interview requests way after the fact - so late, in fact, that I had already accepted a job elsewhere. It happens more than you'd think. R4: I agree with R1. Committees are strange beasts and knowing who applies to what ultimately leads to comparisons which is awful for mental health during the job market cycle. Surround yourself with other people who are currently on the market, but, more to your point, here on the wiki we are competing against each other (to some degree). I can answer a question here and there but I def don't want to talk to you about a strategy for potentially landing a job. Others might disagree with this approach but this is my humble view. And yes, as R3 said, 3-5 weeks after the deadline closes. A committee ideally will wait until all apps are in before reviewing & contacting 1st round interviewees. R5: I understand what you mean R4, however, we all know how toxic academia is. If I got to know some of the applicants and how their processes go, I’m sure I’d feel empathy for them. For sure I’d rather get the job myself, but we are all on the same boat and we can all find our place hopefully. I wish everyone luck (including myself). R6: Not to forget how toxic the wiki gets once some people start getting frustrated about not landing a job. Not to discourage OP from checking out the Wiki, but even this page can be detrimental to your mental health.
  • Beware about the position at Ashland University: their website states that they're not accepting any new students for the B.A. in Spanish-Spanish Ed, which probably means that the position is as temporary as it can possibly be, in spite of being labeled as "Assistant Professor". Also, read this.
  • Does anybody know why Berea C is looking again for the same position posted last year? Is another TT position? I remember receiving an email that the position was filled. R1: It's not the same position. Last year's was a generalist. This year's is Latin American. My guess is that they hired someone and now they are looking for someone with complementary interests. Q: Anyone else notice they're requiring "native Spanish"? Typo? R2: The more "woke" the more conservative they end up being... wouldn't be surprised if they are tokenizing while looking for some whiter flesh.
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY: Just a heads up for everyone applying for the Cornell job, the Spanish section is super toxic. It's bleeding professors and grad students for a very good reason. There are multiple Title IX's against the DGS (she's on sabbatical this year supposedly). Q: Can you say more about the nature of the Title IXs?
  • Has anyone heard anything from the Stirling Lecturer position? Mucha suerte a todos!
  • Hi all! There are TWO jobs in Jacksonville: one at Jacksonville University (private) and one at the University of North Florida (public). An editor got confused and tried to merge the two entries on here. Just want to make sure everyone knows that these are two separate opportunities, both open specialization, so be sure to apply to both if interested. I put in the not duplicate language to hopefully prevent a second well-intentioned person from deleting again. R1: Thanks for the info!
  • Has anyone heard anything from Carleton? (x3)


Applicant Current Status / Academic Rank:

  • ABD (will finish this academic year): 9
  • ABD (currently in one-year, VAP, PhD Completion Fellowship, visiting instructor, lecturer or adjunct position): 2
  • Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, post-doc, instructor, adjunct): 8
  • Ph.D. in hand (TT): 1
  • Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment):
  • Ph.D. in hand (currently working outside of academia):
  • Adjunct Faculty: 1
  • Assistant Professor: 6
  • Associate Professor: 2
  • Full Professor:
  • Committee member:

Field of Interest:

Literature: 9
Linguistics: 7
Language Program Coordination:
Cultural Studies: 8

How many applications do you plan on sending this year?

Between 1 and 10: 4
Between 10 and 20: 6
Between 20 and 30: 3
Between 30 and 40: 1
Over 40: 1
Over 60:

Job Postings[]

List NEW information at top, NOT in alphabetical order as we have previously done. This is a change that has been requested in previous years and it's one that makes sense. Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street


EXAMPLE UNIVERSITY FORMAT (STATE / COUNTRY). Position Rank and Title (Tenure-Line or Not / Contract Length Info). Language / Specialty. Deadline. Link to Job ad.

  1. University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Applied Spanish Linguistics/SLA). Deadline: February 6th, 2022 - Open Until Filled.
  2. Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics (Spanish Heritage Language & Linguistics). Deadline: January 10th, 2022 - Open Unitl Filled.
  3. Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO) - **2 POSITIONS** (TT? Dice Full-Time) Assistant Professors of Spanish (One in translation/interpretation) Deadline: Priority Januart 21, 2022, Open Until Filled.
  4. Maryville College (Maryville, TN) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or SLA) Deadline: January 14th, 2022.
  5. New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics. Deadline: Open Until Filled, Closing Date: February 1st, 2022.
  6. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture. Deadline: Priority January 5th, 2022, Open Until Filled.
  7. Queens College CUNY (New York, NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics. Deadline: Open Until Filled, Review of Applications starts December 12.
  8. UC San Diego (San Diego, CA) - Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish as a Second Language and Spanish for Heritage Speakers. Deadline: Dec 15th.
  9. Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Contemporary Latin American literature and culture - Priority for expertise in Central and South America, including indigenous literature and culture of the Andes). Deadline: December 27th.
  10. University of Oxford (Oxford, UK) - Departmental Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics. Deadline: Dec 3rd.
  11. Mount St. Mary's University (Maryland) - Non TT - Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Spanish Language. Deadline: Open until filled.
  12. Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) - TT (Open-rank) Professor of Spanish (Latin America). Deadline: January 15, 2022.
  13. University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Generalist). Deadline: Open until filled (review will begin immediately).
  14. Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, NE) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Generalist/SLA). Deadline: Open until filled (Review of applications will begin immediately).
  15. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) - TT Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics (SLA of Spanish morphosyntax). Deadline: December 1.
  16. LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Latin American and/or Caribbean Literature and Culture). Deadline: December 1.
  17. University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics (Computational and/or Corpus Linguistics). Deadline: None given.
  18. Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics). Deadline: December 3.
  19. Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS) - Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics (TT). Deadline: Open Until Filled.
  20. University of Houston - Associate Professor Creative Writing in Spanish. Deadline, Nov. 15
  21. Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. Latin American Cultures/Literatures.
  22. University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish/ Latin American Studies (TT), open specialization. Full consideration: November 30, 2021.
  23. Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL, USA). not a duplicate with above. do not delete. Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and culture (TT), open specialization. Full consideration: November 12, 2021.
  24. High Point University (North Carolina, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (Non-TT). Latin American Literature and Culture. Deadline: November 10, 2021.
  25. Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma, USA): Assistant Professor of Spanish with a specialization in Colonial Latin American literature (Tenure Track). Deadline: November 28, 2021.
  26. University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom). Departmental Lecturer in Spanish (2 posts, non-tenure, Jan-Sep 2022). Specialisation in Early Modern / Golden Age / Colonial. Deadline: October 25th, 2021 NB: The short deadline on this is to ensure that two maternity covers are filled before due dates.
  27. Ashland University (Ashland, OH). Assistant Professor of Spanish (non-tenure)
  28. Boston University (Boston, MA). Associate or Full Professor of Spanish (tenured) with specialization in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and its transatlantic dimensions. Deadline: October 21st.
  29. University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Non-TT Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Spanish. Focus on Spanish for the Professions Courses. Deadline: November 1.
  30. University of Nevada, Las Vegas: TT Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation. Deadline: November 1.
  31. Berea College (Berea, KY): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American Literature and Culture. Deadline: November 4, 2021.
  32. Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Modern Latin American literature and culture. Deadline: December 1, 2021.
  33. Carleton College (Northfield, MN): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American literature and culture. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
  34. Southern Utah University (Cedar City, UT): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Contemporary Southern Cone literature. Deadline: September 17, 2021.
  35. University of Rochester (Rochester, NY): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Hispanophone Caribbean Literature and Culture. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
  36. Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (Dublin, Ireland): TT Assistant Professor in Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century Spanish Peninsular Studies.Deadline: July 21, 2021.
  37. Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: November 1st, 2021.
  38. Baylor University: Modern Languages and Cultures (Waco, TX): Assistant Professor , TT Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics. Deadline: October 31st, 2021.
  39. Kenyon College (Gambier, OH). Assistant Professor of Spanish (lit cult Mexico and Central America). Deadline: Oct 10th.
  40. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies (20th/early 21st century Latin American literature and culture). Deadline: Oct 31st.
  41. Chapman University (Orange, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature. Deadline: November 1st.
  42. The University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (20th and 21st Century Latin American literature and contemporary Spanish Peninsular literature). Deadline: Until post is filled.
  43. University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA). Assistant Professor of Spanish with a specialization in Mexico, Central America and/or the U.S. Deadline: October 11th.
  44. Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics (Sociolinguistics) Deadline: November 11th
  45. University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA). Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and of History (specialization in Mexico and/or Central America). Deadline: November 1.
  46. California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Peninsular Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies (Modern Peninsular Lit) Deadline: November 8.
  47. John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York City, NY). Assistant Professor of Spanish—Specialist in Translation and Interpreting Deadline: December 1st
  48. San José State University (San José, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation & Interpretation. Deadline: October 30th
  49. University of St Andrews (Scotland). Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Latin American Studies. Deadline: December 21st.
  50. Wartburg College (Waverly, IA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (open specialization). Deadline: until position is filled.

Off-the-beaten-path Job Postings[]

This section is for academic job postings that don't fit the traditional language-focused faculty jobs that we're used to but that are still relevant for many of us who use this wiki.

  1. Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD). Language Learning Center Director 10-month. Deadline: February 1, 2022.
  2. Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL). Full-time, tenure-track, 9-month instructor to teach Spanish courses starting Fall 2022. Teaching load will consist of Spanish courses in a variety of delivery modalities and course length. Courses are offered on the LLCC main campus in Springfield, IL and Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, IL, Taylorville, IL and Litchfield, IL. Deadline: January 9, 2022.
  3. Adrian College (Adrian, MI). Spanish Adjunct Faculty needed for 101 and 102 Spanish courses, Spring 2022 and following academic year. Must be available for on campus face to face instruction. Ideal if you are in the southeastern Michigan area or the northeastern Ohio area. Deadline: Until filled.
  4. Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA). Associate director of online language learning. Deadline: Sept 20th.


EXAMPLE UNIVERSITY FORMAT (STATE / COUNTRY). Position Rank and Title (Tenure-Line or Not / Contract Length Info). Language / Specialty. Deadline. Link to Job ad.

Other Relevant Jobs Wikis[]

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Chicanx & Latinx Studies 2021-2022[]

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