Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Anglophone & World Literature advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Berea College (Berea, Kentucky, USA). Two-Year Visiting Position in Global Anglophone Literature (Non-tenure Track). Deadline: November 10, 2020. Link: https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/2716/two-year-position-in-english-global-anglophone-literature/?ix=18#top-pagination

Updates:

Applied: 1X

Zoom interview: requested 11/20

Campus visit: requested on 12/1

Eureka College (Eureka, Illinois, USA). Assistant Professor of Anglophone Literature, Emphasis on Postcolonial Literature (Tenure-Track). Deadline: Open until filled. Link: https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177332737&Title=Professor%20of%20Anglophone%20Literature

Updates:

Applied: 2X

(12/10): Anyone hear anything back?

(12/14): I interviewed last month. Was told it would take a while to hear back after the interviews.

01/07: Anyone heard anything?

01/15: Saw on twitter that someone accepted this job. Congrats to them!

Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minnesota, USA). Assistant Prof. Of English (Contemporary Global Literatures In English--African Diaspora Literature)  TT,  FT Link: https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/2603/assistant-prof-of-english-contemporary-global-literatures-in-english-african-diaspora-literature-/?porder=Professor%2c+Assistant&ix=3#top-pagination

Updates:

Applied: 2X

(12/10): Anyone hear anything back? - Nothing here. (1/17)

Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA). Assistant Professor of Global Literatures in English. Deadline: December 21, 2020. FT. TT. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/2913/assistant-professor-global-literatures-in-english/

Updates:

Applied: x1

Additional materials req: x4 (When did they request for additional materials? — Around new year)

(1/12): Anyone heard back about interviews? — no x4

(1/22): Zoom interview requested

NYU Shanghai (Shanghai, China). Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of English. Anglophone literature or comparative literature with Anglophone expertise. Deadline: November 30th, 2020. FT. TT. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/2812/literature-tenured-tenure-track/?porder=English&ix=25#top-pagination

Updates:

Applied: x2

Texas A&M University- Commerce (Commerce, TX, USA). Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in World Literatures and expertise in critical theory and postcolonial studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: Open until filled. Link: https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177314664&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20-%20English%20%28R00449%29

Updates:

Applied: 3X

(12/10): Anyone hear anything back?

12/14: I've heard nothing. I assumed I was not a finalist.

1/12: I'm wondering if this job was cancelled.

1/15: I emailed HR and no response. Prob filled or cancelled. I guess they don't think we deserve an update smh

Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL), Assistant Professor, Later World Literature.

Applied: 1X

(12/18): Zoom interview.

Any Updates? (1/20)

Campus Visit request: (1/22)

(1/23) They also had a position in Early World Literature. Does anyone have updates on that search?

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Cluster Hire in Critical Race Studies / Studies of Empire and Colonialism/ Global English Literatures / Indigenous English Literatures (3 Assistant/Associate Professors, tenure-track/tenured). Deadline: November 1, 2020. Link: https://www.arts.ubc.ca/academic-postings/critical-race-studies-studies-of-empire-and-colonialism-global-english-literatures-indigenous-english-literatures-3-assistant-associate-professors-tenure-track-tenured/

Updates:

Applied: 1X

(12/9): Rejected; not longlisted

University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK). University Lectureship in Anglophone Literature and Culture. Deadline: December 14, 2020. FT. TT. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCP448/university-lectureship-in-anglophone-literature-and-culture

Updates:

Applied: x2

1/17: Any news here? — No. Btw the advert said interviews are in March (1/19)

1/25: Any updates? Writing samples requested for the Postcolonial Literature job-- similar timeline.

University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK). University Lectureship in Postcolonial Literature. Deadline: December 14, 2020. FT. TT. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCP452/university-lectureship-in-postcolonial-literature

Updates:

Applied: x1

1/8: Additional materials requested

University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). Assistant Professor of African Literatures in English. Deadline: November 30, 2020. FT. TT. https://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?ua_dyn_keywords=Academic+Job+Search+in+Canada&gclid=CjwKCAjw5p_8BRBUEiwAPpJO6w99U3lNRhEaZYjfP9F-8Sb4IJfB3fl9Fs4MMWuKowTPR8xtOQERIRoC1UEQAvD_BwE&job_id=51274

Updates:

Applied: x2

Any word on this one?? — Nothing here (1/15)

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Gettysburg College. (USA: Gettysburg, PA). Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Deadline: 11 January 2021

Applied: 2X

Additional Materials Requested:

Preliminary Interview Scheduled:

Campus Interview Scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview)

Offer made:

Wake Forest University. (USA: NC). Assistant Teaching Professor.[edit | edit source]

https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=177363853&Title=Assistant%20Teaching%20Professor%2C%20Global%20Literature

Deadline: 15 January 2021

Applied: 4X

Additional Materials Requested:

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:

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