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Page for Academic Positions in 20-21st c. American Literature that begin in 2019.

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See also English Literature 2018-2019 and American Studies 2019.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Capital University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of English, incl. Modern/Contemporary AmericanEdit

Capital University English Department seeks a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor with expertise in Modern/Contemporary American, Theory, Multi-Ethnic Literature and Global Literature. Emphases may vary. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students as well as scholarship. A typical teaching load is three 4-credit hour courses per semester, comprised of both literature and Signature Learning. Ph.D. in English required by the time of appointment, August 2019.

Capital University leverages the timeless advantages of the liberal arts core education and the focused development of specialized skills and experience from rigorous professional programs. Capital is a mid-size, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity and free inquiry are strongly supported within the Lutheran tradition of higher education. It serves a diverse student body of nearly 3,400, delivering undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions, including graduate degrees in law, nursing, business, music and education.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching/educational philosophy; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Finalist will be required to submit additional materials.

All applications and inquiries about the above position should be directed to: Dr. David Summers, Search Committee Chair, englishsearch@capital.edu

The application process will start immediately. For full consideration all application materials should be received by January 15, 2019.

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and free parking.

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu.

Please complete the optional confidential data survey at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22A2B2784NM

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Ethnic American Literature 2019
  • Longlisted 2/18. Email said they will be contacting the medium-listed (I'm making up these terms) folks in a week or so for Skype interviews, and that campus visits will be at the end of March. 

Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OK) -TT Assistant Professor of EnglishEdit

Open until filled

Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree in English. MA required; PhD preferred. Course curriculum includes Freshman English Composition. Specialization and/or qualification to teach courses in American Literature required. Qualification to teach courses in Technical Writing preferred.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community of students and professionals.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and in a socially responsible manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare lectures and assignments, and teach assigned classes maintaining curricular integrity and coherence.
  • Other related administrative responsibilities as assigned.

The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae
  • Three References (current addresses and phone numbers)
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Michael Harris, Title IX (sex), Office: SUB 10, Telephone: 580.349.1362;
  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities), Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins (race, color, national origin, age and veterans status), Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.
  • Consent and Disclosure Form
  • A Summary of Your Rights

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430 
Goodwell, OK 73939 
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
E-mail to opsu.jobs@opsu.edu

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:


Seton Hall University (NJ) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Post-WW II American Literature, with Specialization in Latinx or Afro-Latinx LiteratureEdit

The English Department at Seton Hall University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Post-World War II American Literature, with a specialization in Latinx or Afro-Latinx Literature, to begin August 15, 2019. 

The standard teaching load for visiting faculty who are research and service active is 12 credits per semester. Course assignments will be balanced between first-year writing, university core, American Literature I and II, literature electives, and graduate classes. We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and current vita by February 22, 2019. Preliminary interviews will take place via Skype. Invited candidates will then be asked to submit a writing sample, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.

Seton Hall University is a Catholic diocesan university. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all its employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education. Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/493703?&lApplicationSubSourceID=11251

Deadline: Feb. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Ethnic American Literature 2019
  • The HR site lists February 15th as the application deadline, but I contacted the department and they will accept applications until the 22nd. They're working on getting the deadline officially changed in the job posting.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - PRE-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Albion College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20th and 21st c. American Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

ALBION COLLEGE – tenure-track position in 20th and 21st century American literature beginning fall 2019.

Albion College invites applications for an assistant professor to teach 20th and 21st century

American literature with an interest in writers of color. Candidates must have a Ph.D., a record of scholarly activity, broad intellectual interests, and a demonstrable investment in engaged and effective teaching in a liberal-arts context. We are especially interested in candidates who are excited to teach Albion’s diverse student body and to contribute to a campus and host community that supports equality and inclusivity. Responsibilities include teaching a 3/3 load, designing and teaching courses that offer historical coverage in American literature, more specialized upper-level classes, college writing, and introductory courses contributing to Albion College’s general education requirements. The English Department has a long-term commitment to diversity in the curriculum and in its faculty and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The position would begin Fall 2019.

The English Department has a long-term commitment to diversity in the curriculum and in its faculty and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. 3/3 teaching load.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit an online application including a CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and three professional references through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/54858.

Applications received by November 5, 2018, will receive full consideration.

We will hold preliminary interview at MLA in Chicago. Please contact Dr. Jess Roberts (jroberts@albion.edu), chair of the search committee, for questions about the position or search.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/4 via email. Was told to expect requests for interviews by 12/21. [x11]

Rejection (no interview): 12/4 (x2); 12/17 via email (after request for add'l mats)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Request for MLA Interview 12/17

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/14 via email (was told 4 candidates had been selected for campus visit)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • So, the request only asked for the addition of letters of recommendation--out of curosity, is that normal? 
  • I think it's becoming more normal, as hiring commitees have started to understand that lors are not that useful for the initial application. There's been lots of talk the Chronicle and twitter about the usefulness of letters at the initial stages of application, and it sound like more unis are getting away from asking for lors, at least initially. 
  • - That's good to know. Thanks!
  • Any updates here, post-visit?

Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern and/or Contemporary Poetry - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The English Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position in modern and/or contemporary poetry at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2019, pending final budgetary approval. We are interested in candidates with a possible sub-specialty in new media studies and/or scholarship from a global perspective. The department of English believes that the cultural and social diversity of faculty, staff, and students is vital to the excellence of our research and academic programs.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

Send cover letter, vita, and dissertation abstract to Prof. Anita Patterson at ensearch@bu.edu by November 1, 2018.

Required Skills: Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment, and be prepared for teaching duties at the undergraduate and graduate level (2/2 load). Salary will be commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/16 (x3), 11/27 

Rejection (no interview): 12/17

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/8 MLA (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Christopher Newport University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of English (20th & 21st Century American Literature) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in 20th and 21st century American Literature, effective August, 2019. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in modern and contemporary American literature and specialized courses approached through regional and/or transnational contexts. All faculty teach first/second year composition seminars and other lower division courses in support of the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum. Candidates should possess an active research agenda and a commitment to taking a lively part in the life and work of the University. Experience in secondary school teaching is desirable.

The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Literature, English, or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University is composed of 24 faculty and 174 majors. The Department is housed in The College of Arts and Humanities. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/english/.

Faculty Information: CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2018 freshman class of 1,230 students was selected from over 7500 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1220, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University's liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

Application Deadline: 10/18/2018

Application Instructions: To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu).

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2018. Applications received after October 18, 2018, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Quick Link for Internal Postings: http://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/6834

EEO Statement: Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview scheduled (11/26)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Clark University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - American, British, or Global/Transnational Modernisms - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in American, British, or Global/Transnational modernisms. The position begins in the fall 2019 semester. The area of specialization is open, but may include such topics as the relationship between aesthetics, political cultures, and social justice; race, gender, class, and sexuality studies; literature and science; the rise of metropolitan subcultures; and the emergence of networked technologies and screen cultures. An additional consideration is the ability to contribute to one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs and institutes, including the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies; the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; the Higgins School of the Humanities; the program in New Earth Conversations (an interdisciplinary initiative on climate change); or Women’s and Gender Studies. The teaching load includes courses in Modernism, conceived broadly and globally; survey courses pertinent to the faculty member’s field; and introductory courses required for the major, which all members of the department teach. The Ph.D. is required by August 2019.

The successful candidate will join an English Department with an established commitment to the study of English as a global language and to interdisciplinary study. With this position, we hope to continue our commitment to producing leading-edge research and coursework in the field. With existing ties to many of the interdisciplinary programs and centers listed above, the English Department at Clark University seeks to be a transformative and active influence on campus. This new tenure-track position in modernism will be fully based in English while remaining active in the campus community.

Clark University is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Tenure-track faculty members normally teach a 2–2 load. In addition to providing ongoing support for teaching and research, Clark offers pre-tenured faculty a reduced teaching load in the first year, and a semester’s sabbatical after a successful third-year review. Further information regarding support for faculty research and teaching may be found here: https://www.clarku.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/. Further information about the English Department may be found here: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/english/.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a sample syllabus, a 20-page writing sample, and three recent letters of recommendation. Materials may be sent via Interfolio or emailed directly to englishsearch@clarku.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by November 7, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype, followed by campus visits for finalists. Questions may be addressed to Stephen Levin, Search Director, Department of English, at slevin@clarku.edu.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/54826

MLA JIL 9/14/18

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 11/27 ("read receipt" returned)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype invitation 12/11

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • To those that had Skype interviews: has anyone heard anything? At this point, I'm assuming silence means they've extended campus visits to other candidates? (1/11)
    • I interviewed and have heard nothing. (1/11)
  • Also posted at Modern British 2019 and Anglophone 2019

George Mason University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor, 20th-21st c. Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The George Mason University Department of English invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in 20th- and 21st-century Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Literature. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose work foregrounds questions of identity, power, and culture. Area of focus may include US, UK, and/or Anglophone literature, and we are also particularly interested in work that takes transnational, comparative, or global approaches. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university and was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. Inclusivity is a core value of the university. Our students represent all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, sexual orientation and gender identities and hail from over 130 countries. The multitude of different perspectives this diversity brings enriches our academic environment. George Mason is committed to building a faculty of outstanding scholars whose diversity reflects that of our student body, including diversity of gender, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic identity, physical ability, socioeconomic background, and national origin. We actively encourage applications from members of all groups underrepresented in the profession.

The successful candidate will teach a 2-2 load of undergraduate and graduate courses. The English department is home to vibrant concentrations in literature and cultural studies - including world literature and new media - and a highly-ranked BFA and MFA creative writing program. We coordinate closely with George Mason's doctoral Program in Cultural Studies.

Please visit http://english.gmu.edu for more information about the department.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in literature with evidence of completion by August 2019. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in research and teaching. Record of innovative and dynamic teaching. Promise of outstanding scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in working across academic and disciplinary boundaries.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/44043

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 1, 2018.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 12/20 for late Jan/early Feb. x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Modern British 2019 and Generalist 2019 
  • (Any news on this? I'm waiting to book flights in case MLA comes thru, if you've got news of interview invites, please share and put me out of my misery.)
  • No news here. I've also been wondering if anyone has heard from them.
  • Another applicant here: No, not a peep from them. 
  • Same here: nothing (12/16)
  • Anyone hear back from them after video interviews? (2/14)
    - Nothing here. I have been wondering the same. (2/15)
  • Heard back officially that they’ve moved on to the campus interview stage (2/27)

Longwood University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature (post-1865)Edit

Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position in American Literature to begin August 2019.

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia and is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood's 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.

Candidates must have a terminal degree and be a strong generalist able to teach introductory and advanced literature courses in post- 1865 American Literature, including our survey for English majors. Subfield within American literature is open, but the successful candidate should teach the wide diversity of American literature. The department welcomes secondary interests in transnational or hemispheric approaches to American literature, digital humanities, and/or interdisciplinary teaching. The successful candidate will also be able to teach classes in the Civitae Core Curriculum, including freshman writing courses devoted to research and rhetoric and literature courses designed for non-majors. The department expects candidates to have an active scholarly agenda in American Literature. Opportunities for service include the Dos Passos Prize for Literature, awarded yearly by the department to a contemporary American writer, and partnerships with the Women's and Gender Studies program and the Moton Museum. The normal teaching load is four courses per semester.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Position will be posted a minimum of five business days. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. To apply, please email a single PDF attachment that includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy that includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom, names and contact details of three references, and "Release of Information Form" (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc). Please indicate Position #F0102 in the subject line and submit documents to: Lisa Seamster, Department of English and Modern Languages, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909. seamsterlh@longwood.edu

Please submit the "EEO Data Collection Form" (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf). The EEO form is voluntary. Please indicate Position #F0102 and submit documents to: Human Resources, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909. Phone: 434-395-2074; Fax: 434-395-2666. humres@longwood.edu

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University's Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at: http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/police/public-site/2018-annual-security-and-fire-report-FINAL.pdfA hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA (11-20-18)

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 11/20/18)

Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/20/18)

Acknowledgment received: 12/15 Not accepting applications

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype request 1/8

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor, American Literature from 1945 to the present - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literatures from 1945 to the present, broadly defined to include Asian American, African American, Latinx, Afro-Latinx, transnational, and diasporic and migrant literatures, to begin in academic year 2019-2020. Ability to teach survey courses in American literature and courses in critical or rhetorical theory, textual studies, or digital humanities would be particularly welcome. For more information about the Department, please visit its website at www.luc.edu/english.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate will have a PhD in English or a closely related field, or have a plan in place to defend by May 2019. Candidates for the position must demonstrate clear potential for excellence in research and teaching and must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.

Duties and Responsibilities: The position involves teaching undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses in our MA and PhD programs. The candidate will be expected to pursue a successful program of scholarship, and to engage in service at the department level or above.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching statement to www.careers.luc.edu. They should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically to the above website. In addition, writing samples should be uploaded to this site or mailed to:

Suzanne Bost, PhD 
Department of English 
Loyola University Chicago 
1032 West Sheridan Road 
Chicago, IL 60660  sbost@luc.edu

For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by November 9, 2018.

LUC is located on the city’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, right on Lake Michigan. LUC is committed to understanding and promoting diversity and social justice, and to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. Our Jesuit mission revolves around a transformative educational experience that recognizes the central importance of intellectual, social, cultural, and demographic diversity. Our students have a keen sense of intellect and social responsibility.

In addition to LUC’s institutional strengths, Chicago is home to a strong inter-institutional network with our colleagues at neighboring universities (Northwestern, DePaul, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago), as well as a wealth of intellectual resources, including the Newberry Library, a vibrant theater culture, and a diverse range of art museums and galleries.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

MLA JIL 10/12/18

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Ethnic American Lit page indicates that Skype interviews were being scheduled on 12/5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Received rejection email 2/21 indicating that offer has been made and accepted.

NOTES:

McGill University (QC) - TT Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature — CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Application deadline: 15 November 2018

The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position description: The Department of English at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins 1 August 2019. Inquiries about this position can be sent to trevor.ponech@mcgill.ca. Information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found at www.mcgill.ca/english/.

The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justifications process.

Eligibility conditions for CRCs are found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3

Job Duties The successful candidate will develop a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature. The teaching assignment is 4 courses (12 credits) per academic year.

Qualifications and Education requirements Applicants must have a PhD in hand or be very near completion. Knowledge of French and some teaching experience are assets for this position. Evidence of scholarly promise is a major consideration. Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

JOB DETAILS

Job Type: Tenure-track

Rank: Assistant Professor

Job Status: Full-Time

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be submitted online to: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12283

The following supporting documents are required: A cover letter and curriculum vitae; A statement of research interests; A statement of teaching interests; Three (3) letters of recommendation. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor; A writing sample (20-30 pages).

Application materials should be addressed to Professor Trevor Ponech, Chair, Department of English.

Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair must submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests aligned with the designated subject area for the chair.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 12/03

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview requested 12/17 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): rejection by email 12/28

Campus interview scheduled: 12/28

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Missouri Southern State University (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of English spec. in American Literature since 1865--SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in American Literature since 1865, appointment to begin August 2019. Highly desired are candidates with supporting background or experience in digital humanities, multicultural literatures, or online teaching. The successful candidate will teach twelve credit hours per semester in literature and composition classes. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school, and university activities. A Ph.D. in English is preferred; however, candidates who are ABD will be considered.

Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduates transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting http://www.mssu.edu/jobs. Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a background check.

MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.

Chronicle (posted 9/27/18)

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype-1/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Emailed search chair for updates and was told that they had selected candidates for the campus interview. Good luck to those of you moving forward! (2/5)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Anyone hear back after Skype interviews?

Nothing here (2/1) (x3)

Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Twentieth-Century Poetry and Poetics - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century Poetry and Poetics. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2019, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching. Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample to the attention of Meredith McGill no later than November 1.

Minimum Education and Experience: Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand (in English or a related field) by Fall 2019, and be ready to take on duties including undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Posting Open Date: 08/07/2018. Posting Close Date: 11/01/2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit application letter, dissertation abstract, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample to the attention of Meredith McGill no later than November 1.

Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)

Online App. Form: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/73280

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Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/10

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Request for interview at MLA (12/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • What do you think it means if I haven't heard anything either way? 
  • Don't read too much into it.  I'm in the same boat, but it has become familiar over the last couple of years.  Chances are they will move ahead with the current crop of interviewees.  Outside chance you may have indicated you aren't going to MLA tho.  
  • Also posted at Modern British 2019

Tel Aviv University (ISR) - TT Open Rank Position in 20th-C. and Contemporary American Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track, open-rank position in 20th-century and contemporary American literature and culture to commence on October 2019. We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching and service. We are particularly interested in the following areas of specialization: Jewish-American literature; multi-ethnic literature; Arab-American literature; literature and racial formations. However, applicants working in other fields will be given serious consideration as well.

While teaching and research are conducted in English, some working knowledge of Hebrew is required to integrate successfully into the University. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., or receive a Ph.D. before filling the position.

Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel-Aviv University and are subject to the approval of University authorities.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, which includes a recap of past research achievements and future goals; current CV, sample publications; and course suggestions (or syllabi if previously taught) to Dr. Noam Reisner, Department Chair at reisnern@post.tau.ac.il , or by post to: Dr. Noam Reisner, Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel.

In addition, three letters of recommendation from senior scholars should be sent directly by the referees to the above email or postal address. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2018.

The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and the Department needs. The Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of the Humanities or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

H-NET

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 10/31

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative / Transnational American Modernisms (Poetry) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Tulane University seeks to hire an assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in comparative/transnational American modernisms with a starting date of July 1, 2019.   Candidates working on 20th-century modernist poetry and poetics of the Americas including the Caribbean, with an emphasis on hemispheric, transnational, latinx, queer, and/ or sound studies are especially welcome. 

Faculty in the English Department work closely with Tulane’s Africana Studies Program, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. We are especially interested in candidates who understand comparative/transnational American modernisms from international, interdisciplinary, and intersectional perspectives. Located in a vibrant port city with distinctive literary and cultural traditions, New Orleans is the custodian of many historical archives conducive to new projects in comparative American modernisms.

The teaching load for tenure-line faculty in the School of Liberal Arts is 2-2.  We offer a generous sabbatical policy and support for research and professional travel. Our dynamic faculty enjoys a collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged students, and small class sizes.

Tulane University, located in the historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, is at a key moment of growth and ambition. With the arrival of a new dean in the School of Liberal Arts joining new leadership in other schools at the university and an energetic new provost and president, Tulane is poised to emerge as a leader in global, liberal arts education.

Qualifications: Candidates must have the PhD degree in hand by the start of the appointment, demonstrate a record of or potential for significant scholarly productivity, and possess a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, a C.V., three letters of recommendation, a 25-page writing sample, and sample course syllabi.  We will begin to review applicants on November 15th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  For information, please contact the Departmental Chair, Rebecca Mark, rebecca@tulane.edu. All materials should be submitted to INTERFOLIO (http://apply.interfolio.com/56758).

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 10/26/18

Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled (12/7)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Critical Theory + Modernist / Contemporary Literature - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2019. Specialization: Critical theory, with an additional emphasis in English-language modernist and/or contemporary literatures.

Successful candidates must demonstrate scholarship and commitment to teaching in both historical theoretical movements (post-structuralism, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, feminism) and contemporary practices (Marxist, Lacanian, queer, globalization, affect, post-colonial, feminist, critical race theories), as well as in one or more English-language twentieth-century and/or contemporary literary traditions. We especially welcome candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following: multiple media and genres, digital humanities, cultural studies, comparative approaches, and non-Anglo-American English-language literatures (South Asian, Irish, Caribbean, African). The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 15, 2019, a strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching. The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/56289 and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) an article-length writing sample, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references and for online interviews. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 15, but the position will remain open until filled. Send email inquiries or nominations to Phillip E. Wegner (pwegner@ufl.edu).

Chronicle

Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/10 x 3 (letters of rec) (no sense of how many candidates this narrows it down to)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Liverpool (UK) - Lecturer in ModernismEdit

The Department of English seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Modernism who will contribute extensively to the teaching of our successful BA and MA programmes in English Literature. The position also includes the opportunity to undertake research degree supervisions and to teach on the MA in English (Modern and Contemporary Literature). You will have publications in, and experience of teaching, across a range of modernist literary studies, including British, transatlantic, and/or global Anglophone modernism. Specialisms in American literature of the late 19th and early 20th century and/or modernist women’s writing are especially welcome.

You will already have a proven track record in the publication of research and will be expected to make a substantial and sustained contribution to the internationally excellent research profile of the Department. In the case of this post, the Department requires that you be ready to make a full return in REF 2021. It is therefore an essential criterion of the post that you will have publications in modernist literary studies and will be expected to have published, in the current REF cycle, at least one monograph relating to this area of literary studies.

Job Ref: 009862

Closing Date: 17 September 2018.

For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk.

www.jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 17 Sept. 2018

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - TT Assistant Professor - English - 20th C. American Literature and Film Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an assistant professor in U.S. literature and film studies to begin in the fall semester of 2019. The candidate should have an active research agenda that demonstrates a scholarly trajectory in both U.S. literatures and film studies and experience teaching in both areas. Applicants possessing or expecting PhDs in English, Cinema and Media Studies or related fields no later than July 1 2019, are invited to apply. Desired secondary areas might include: U.S. ethnic cinemas, digital humanities, film theory, indigenous studies, queer theory, or regionalist literature. The faculty member who joins the department will contribute to the department’s longstanding strength in U.S. literature and growing new minor in Cinema and Media Studies and will have the opportunity to participate in the university’s Core Humanities and Gender, Race, and Identity programs.

The teaching load will include both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty who teach and mentor graduate students and engage in scholarly research typically have a 2/2 load. The English Department supports interdisciplinary work and offers undergraduate degrees in literature, writing, and linguistics, as well as MA, MFA, and PhD degrees.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is ranked in U.S. News and World Report's top tier of “best national universities.” Our student enrollment of some 22,000 includes nearly 3,000 graduate students. Nearly half of incoming students identify as being from an underrepresented group. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a multicultural environment.

The university has a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art and music scene. Known for its proximity to the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is close to Sacramento and San Francisco and has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications: An active and promising research agenda is expected, as are experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The PhD must be completed no later than July 1, 2019. Successful candidates must be able to teach courses and pursue a research agenda in both film studies and U.S. literature and must demonstrate an ability to support the university’s commitment to inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications: A track record of campus programming or community engagement is preferred, including experience developing curriculum and programming.

Contact Information for this Position: Search co-chair Katherine Fusco, kfusco@unr.edu; Michael Branch, mbranch@unr.edu Search coordinator Brenda Kishpaugh, bkishpaugh@unr.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Electronically submit a detailed letter of application that includes a statement on how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; CV; and three letters of recommendation via the university’s website at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor--20c-American-Literature-and-Film-Studies_R0112406 . Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2018. Applicants may be contacted later for additional materials.

EEO/AA: Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 9/28/18

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/9

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/5 request for interview to be held next week via Skype (12/12 or 12/14)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/17

  • Got a rejection last night that I *think* was for this position. The thing was, the email came from the online application system and nowhere in the email did the words "Nevada" or "Reno" appear. I had to go back through my jobs spreadsheet to figure out who exactly was rejecting me. Poor, poor form. 
  • I received the classic form rejection and had to look through my job spreadsheet as well.

Campus interview scheduled: It wasn't to me, but I've heard that the committee extended invites for campus visits. (12/17)

  • Ugh, to the above post, any sense if this was to all the folks they are going to invite? So disappointed, if that's the case. :(

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer made and accepted 2/21

NOTES:

University of Southern Mississippi (MS) - TT Assistant Professor, American Modernism and Ethnic American - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor, American Modernism and Ethnic American.

Position Details

Location: Hattiesburg

118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States

Division: School of Humanities

Position Type:Faculty

Employment Status: Full Time

Grant Funded: No

Posting Close Date: 12/07/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted here. For full consideration, send by 12/07/2018 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, names and email address of three recommendations, teaching portfolio, and an article/chapter length writing sample. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. In addition, confidential letters of recommendations should be sent directly to usmmodernamerican@gmail.

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Luis A. Iglesias, Interim Director, School of Humanities, 118 College Drive #5037, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001; Phone: 601-266-4320, Email: luis.iglesias@usm.edu. Complete applications must be received by December 7, 2018, to ensure full consideration. Position is contingent on funding.

Job Summary: The English program in the School of Humanities invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in 20th century American fiction and ethnic American literature, to begin Fall 2019. Dynamic scholars with expertise in LGBTQ studies, multiethnic literatures, Indigenous and/or Latinx literature, and a commitment to diversity are especially desirable. The most diverse public university in the state of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi is a student-centered, doctoral-granting research university located in the "hub" city of Hattiesburg, only 90 miles away from historic sites in New Orleans, Jackson, Mobile, Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The University of Southern Mississippi is an AA/EO employer.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include a 3/3 load teaching surveys of American, world literature, and American modernism, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in field of specialization, and directing theses and dissertations in a doctorate-granting program. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research agenda. Promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: A strong record of publication and scholarship, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and commitment to diversity and service.

About The University of Southern Mississippi: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at http://www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Online App. Form: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=423&site=1

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone: 12/10, phone: 12/10; Skype: 12/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news here from anyone else who had a phone interview? (1/15)
    • After the phone interviews, they conducted Skype interviews in early/mid-January. My guess is that they're deciding/have decided on who will do campus visits now. (1/16)
      • Thank you
  • Also posted at Ethnic American Literature 2019

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit