Page for Academic Positions in British Literature (Open Field) that begin in 2019.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - PRE-MLA DEADLINES[edit | edit source]

Bard College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Novel in English (Open Period / Region) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[edit | edit source]

The Division of Languages and Literature at Bard College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Literature for Fall 2019 with a focus on the novel written in English (period and region open). We seek a scholar who can add to the program's existing areas of specialization with a willingness and ability to also teach broadly.

Candidates must have a PhD in hand at the time of application, a developed scholarly record and active research agenda, a demonstrated commitment to teaching, and at least one year of university-level teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in Literature, to advise Senior Projects, and to contribute to Bard's First-Year Seminar Program. The teaching load is 3-2 courses per year. It is our intention to find an individual who will enrich our curricular offerings, demonstrate scholarly excellence, and work closely and collaboratively with others. The successful candidate will also share the Division's commitment to an active and intentional diversity and will be able to engage and inspire students of all backgrounds and identities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation by November 15, 2018 through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/52329

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

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No updates? Still no rejection letter after 4 months. Anyone else heard anything?

Ben-Gurion University (ISRAEL) - TT Open Rank Position - Pre-1800 British Literature and/or Poetry and Poetics[edit | edit source]

The Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) invites applications for a tenure-track position in literature (open rank) commencing in October 2019. We seek candidates who specialize in British Literature (especially pre-1800 English literature); but candidates specializing in Poetry and Poetics (British or American) are also encouraged to apply. We are a research-intensive department with undergraduate and graduate programs in literature and linguistics (all taught entirely in English). In addition to teaching, faculty members engage in research, supervise graduate students, and contribute to the intellectual and administrative activity in the Department and the University. Although teaching and research are conducted in English, a working knowledge of Hebrew is required to integrate successfully into the University.

Candidates with relevant teaching experience and a strong publication record should submit a cover letter; a CV; a statement of teaching interests; a statement of research interests; a writing sample; and the names and contact information of four referees. Candidates must hold a PhD by the time they take up the position.

Please send inquiries and applications to Prof. Eitan Bar-Yosef, Chair, Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, eby@bgu.ac.il by August 20, 2018. Interviews will take place between November 2018 and January 2019.

The appointment will be based on the candidate’s qualifications as well as the needs of the Department, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/50731

MLA JIL 5/25/18

Deadline: 20 Aug. 2018

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Bogazici University, Istanbul - TT Assistant Professor of Literature in English (Open Field)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Boğaziçi University invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant Professor of Literature in English to be filled by a Turkish national starting in the academic year of 2020-2021. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate active scholarship with excellent teaching. A Ph.D. in English or a related field is required by August 15, 2019. Please send your CV, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and a cover letter in one PDF file to llapp@boun.edu.tr. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2019.

California State University, Channel Islands (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Anglophone/British and European Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The English Program at CI seeks an Assistant Professor with expertise in Anglophone, British, and European literatures to teach core courses in British and European Literature and to provide the necessary foundation for majors who plan to teach high school. Applicants should show a range of expertise that might include British and/or transatlantic and postcolonial literatures, literatures from elsewhere on the European continent, and multi-lingual or translation projects. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches and community engagement in teaching and scholarship. Candidates must show evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and curriculum. Typical responsibilities include: consult with students on their Capstone projects; develop or revise curriculum to align with the vision of the program and the candidate's strengths; develop relationships with community colleges to align curriculum and promote articulation; and maintain a commitment to a rigorous research agenda. For more information and to apply online please visit our website at: http://www.csucifacultyjobs.com. Application review begins on September 24, 2018.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Sept. 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2 (notified 11/6; interview by Zoom 11/16) + 1 [in Generalist] 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (notified 12/11; campus visit end of February)

Rejection (after campus interview): x 2

Offer made: x 2 (per department chair, two were selected to be forwarded to the Dean)

Offer accepted:

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  • Also posted at Generalist 2019, Anglophone 2019 and Comparative 2019
  • Email regarding interview said 10 out of 200+ chosen for interviews. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom the week prior to Thanksgiving, campus visits for 3 in February, then an offer. 
  • Committee called candidate references this past week for those they intend to invite for the February campus interviews.

Culver-Stockton College (MO) - TT Asst. Professor of English (incl. Early British Literature and Creative Writing)[edit | edit source]

Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of English. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in the fall of 2019. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses with particular emphasis in undergraduate writing, creative writing, and early British literature. Experience working with and/or advising a college literary magazine preferred. Candidates should have experience teaching first-year writing and be committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching. A strong commitment to academic advising is expected.

A Ph.D. in English or a closely related field is required (ABD may be considered). Must have the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues and have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and experiential learning.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, teaching philosophy, and three references to Amy Baker, Director of Human Resources, Culver-Stockton College, One College Hill, Canton, MO 63435. Electronic submissions to abaker@culver.edu are strongly encouraged. EOE/AA.

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 10/23/18)

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Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Poetry - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Poetry. The successful candidate will have a strong doctoral record and should show promise of excellence in scholarship. That candidate would also be able to teach and publish in multiple historical periods and across national boundaries, and show a broad grasp of the field. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Faculty and University by pursing a full program of scholarly research and course development, advising undergraduate and graduate students, overseeing independent research projects, and engaging in an appropriate amount of service. Doctorate or terminal degree in English literature or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired. 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. Apply online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8412.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 14

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Illinois College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of British Literature. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses across time periods (from Beowulf to modernity) and genres, including introductory and capstone courses, theme-based seminars, and Principles of Writing (first-year writing). Applicants with experience in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: literature of the British Empire/postcolonial literature, creative writing (poetry, screenwriting), digital humanities, online teaching, or professional/technical writing. Teaching load will include one section of first-year writing each semester. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Ph.D. required; ABD acceptable at time of initial employment.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student centered teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to deansearch@ic.edu. On the subject line, please put Attn: Beth Capo, Chair of the English Department Search Committee.

Letter of application
C.V.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents)
A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring experience
An example of scholarly work
Three letters of reference
A statement of research interests.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received: (10/02/18)

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Jackson State University (MS) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature before 1900 [edit | edit source]

The Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Speech Communication seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the literatures and cultures of the British empire prior to the 20th century.

Areas of research and teaching interest may include the Renaissance and Reformation, Enlightenment, Romantic, or Victorian eras. Special emphasis on colonialism and early ideas of race would be a plus.

There is a 4/4 teaching load except for graduate faculty, who teach a 3/3 load. We seek a faculty member with a commitment to student learning, diversity, innovative pedagogy, and undergraduate research. The successful candidate will contribute to JSU’s commitment to student learning through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the university’s core curriculum.

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, a statement addressing the candidate’s experience and potential as a teacher, a statement addressing the candidate’s scholarly interests, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated employment date is August 2019.

Minimum Required Education: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in British literature before 1900. Candidates who are ABD and can show that the degree will be in hand by the start date will be considered.

Minimum Required Experience: Three (3) or more years of teaching experience at the college or university level. Proven effectiveness in teaching and research. Demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a record of scholarship in the discipline.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: The teaching load is 9-12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities. The position requires a clear commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, an active research agenda, and service to the university. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate courses in British literature, including survey courses, Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer, and will have the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will assist in curriculum development. The successful candidate will serve on department, college, and university committees. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda. The successful candidate will serve as an academic advisor and assume an active role in the recruitment of majors. Perform other related job duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information: EEO Statement: Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Background Check Statement: Jackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include reference checks, criminal history/record check and when appropriate a credit report or driving history report.

Open Date:08/20/2018

Open Until Filled (overrides close field): Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, a statement addressing the candidate’s experience and potential as a teacher, a statement addressing the candidate’s scholarly interests, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated employment date is August 2019.

Apply at: https://jsums.peopleadmin.com/postings/7065

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 8/20/18)

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Saint Louis University-Madrid (SPAIN) - Full-Time Faculty Position in pre-1800 English Literature[edit | edit source]

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, invites applications for a twelve-month full-time position in its Madrid Campus English Department (Spain). We seek candidates in pre-1800 English literature, especially those who demonstrate additional expertise in Transnational Studies, Mediterranean studies, or Creative Writing. The position, to begin September 1, 2019, is for 12 months, renewable and continuing by mutual agreement.

The teaching responsibility is 6 courses (18 credits) per year and includes all levels of literature and first-year writing. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, a productive research agenda, and willingness to engage in advising and service to develop our small, dynamic Department and Campus programs, including the B.A. in English.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in pre-1800 English literature by August 15, 2019, have published in the field of the position, and demonstrate teaching and research excellence. Teaching experience in both literature and first-year writing, experience with diverse student populations, and knowledge of Spanish are helpful.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2018 to Dr. Anne Dewey, anne.dewey@slu.edu. Complete applications will be acknowledged promptly. Selected applicants will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, sample literature and first-year writing syllabi, representative summary of teaching evaluations) and 20-page writing sample by November 20. Finalists will be interviewed by Skype starting in January.

Established in 1967, the Madrid Campus of Saint Louis University educates a student body of approximately 850 students from over 65 countries. SLU-Madrid offers 14 fully accredited American undergraduate and 2 fully accredited graduate degrees that can be completed in Spain or combined with studies at the St. Louis campus.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE); it encourages applications from women and minorities.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54594

MLA JIL 09/10/18

Deadline: Nov. 1

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Southern Arkansas University (AR) - TT Asst. Professor - Early British Literature (incl. Shakespeare) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE [edit | edit source]

Southern Arkansas University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position with a specialization in earlier British literature to begin August 2019. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Duties: Teach British literature survey, Shakespeare, first year composition, world literature, other classes and duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with emphasis in British literature before 1800 by time of appointment; experience teaching college-level English composition and Literature classes; demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching; strong commitment to scholarship and service. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current CV, unofficial transcripts and three(3) letters of recommendation to HR@saumag.edu or to the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 East University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted

Posted: October 8, 2018

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 12

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St. Ambrose University (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - Early British Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Early British Literature to begin in August 2019. ABD required; PhD preferred. Teaching load (four courses per semester) includes early-British survey, literature and writing topics, and first-year composition. Candidates should be actively engaged in scholarship in their field. Willingness to teach in multiple delivery formats (including online) is required. St. Ambrose University is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts. An institution of 3,100 graduate and undergraduate students, the University’s Core Values include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. See http://www.sau.edu for further information. People from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin December 15th and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited to an initial interview via Skype. Please apply online at http://www.sau.edu/employment and upload your cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and unofficial graduate transcript. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to HumanResources@sau.edu. EOE

LINK to Apply

Chronicle (posted 10/22/18)

Deadline: Dec. 15

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  • Job posted at both Chronicle and Higheredjobs.com on Oct. 22 .... however post does not appear on college's jobs site (seems to have been removed?) Interested potential applicants might want to contact HR to find out if position will be reposted?

Stanford University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English, British Literature 1500-1820 (2 Positions) - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Stanford University seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in British literature from 1500-1820. We welcome applications from scholars working in any area, genre, or sub-field within these dates. Candidates need not cover the entire date range; for example, specialists in Renaissance, eighteenth-century, or Romantic literature are welcome to apply. The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates are expected to teach courses in the English Department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Apply to this position at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54392

Applicants should use the link above to submit an application by October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-30 pages), and at least three reference letters. If applicants cannot send reference letters online, please address them to Professor Blakey Vermeule, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Rm. 201, Stanford, CA 94305-2087. We expect to conduct our initial interviews by video.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

MLA JIL 09/10/18

Deadline: Oct. 15

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Request for additional materials: 16 Nov

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Temple University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Literature (Open Field - 19th c.-present) Specializing in Digital Humanities[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in literature specializing in any method of digital humanities research, broadly conceived. The position is open to applicants in any literary field from the nineteenth century to the present, including global, British, and American literatures. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and have a strong desire to work with a heterogeneous student population. We are especially interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The successful candidate will have earned the PhD in English or a closely related field by August 2019 and will have a strong research agenda in literary digital humanities. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 load with a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. The initial application should include a cover letter, CV, three references, and a writing sample of under 30 pages, submitted through Interfolio. Applications received by October 15, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

Temple’s interdisciplinary digital scholarship center, humanities center, and new graduate certificate program in cultural analytics support digital research by faculty and students. Temple University is a state-related R1 Carnegie Research University located in Philadelphia. English is a nationally ranked doctoral department training students in literature, composition, rhetoric, and creative writing. The College of Liberal Arts is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs and 15 graduate degree programs. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/54127

Chronicle

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​​​​University of Delaware (DE) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Humanities - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Environmental Humanities. We seek candidates, grounded in their primary literary or rhetorical disciplines, who can add to our strengths in the Environmental Humanities while also contributing to our vision of a deeply integrated and interdisciplinary department. Applicants should be able to guarantee Ph.D. in hand by August 2019.

We welcome applicants with a strong research agenda in the environmental humanities, broadly construed. All research approaches are welcome, including those related to environmental justice, the energy humanities, ecocriticism, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, ecofeminism, queer ecologies, and animal studies. Successful applicants will be able to contribute as teachers and mentors in our graduate and undergraduate programs and will help the university continue to build on its position as a leading destination for interdisciplinary research and teaching.

The position carries with it the expectation for collaboration with interdisciplinary institutions and departments on campus (including the Delaware Environmental Institute; the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the College of Earth Ocean and Environment; Women & Gender Studies, Africana Studies; and the Center for Material Culture Studies), and numerous other archives and resources at the university and in the region. The position includes a competitive salary, a 2-2 teaching load, and excellent benefits.

Using the online system at the University of Delaware (https://apply.interfolio.com/55914) applicants should submit a single document that includes a letter of application, a recent CV, and contact information for at least three references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and consider all those received on or before October 29, 2018. The hiring committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. We anticipate conducting interviews via video conferencing in November.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education. Combining tradition and innovation, we seek faculty who are prepared to lead the way in responding to the most pressing challenges of our time. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans"

Deadline: 29 October 2018

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University of Toledo (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Literature before 1915 & Sexuality - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The University of Toledo Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in British, American, or other anglophone literature written before 1915, with a specialty in the study of sexuality. Preferred candidates will have a secondary interest in literary theory, including but not limited to queer theory; an interest in drama would also be welcome. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in the literature of more than one period or country. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong research agenda and employ innovative teaching methods. In addition, preferred qualifications include experience mentoring underrepresented minority students.

The candidate should demonstrate commitment to excellence in research and teaching and will have earned the PhD by the time of appointment. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the faculty member’s area of specialty, as well as general English courses. The position will begin August 2019.

Candidates must apply at https://jobs.utoledo.edu with a letter of application addressed to the English Department Chair Dr. Sara Lundquist, a CV, and a representative sample of published or unpublished scholarly work. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted to EnglishDept@utoledo.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype or FaceTime; finalists will be invited to our campus subsequently. Questions may be addressed to sara.lundquist@utoledo.edu. The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

Deadline: Nov. 16 (review begins)

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype request 12/1 (x2)

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Universität Leipzig (DEU) - TT W3-Professorship (Full Professor Equivalent) - British Literary Studies[edit | edit source]

The Institute of British Studies of the Philological Faculty at the University of Leipzig in Germany is seeking to appoint a W3-Professorship (the equivalent of a tenured full professorship) beginning 1 April 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be filling the position recently held by the departing Prof. Dr. Elmar Schenkel.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate expertise in the entire field of British Literary Studies, both in teaching and research, as documented by an established record of research. One substantial research focus is expected in the field of British literature before 1800 and another in 19th and 20th-century British literature. Moreover, the candidate is expected to have a research focus in two of the following fields: processes of individuation in early modern English literature, the development of the novel as a literary genre, Victorianism, or aesthetic and literary innovations in Modernism. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be experienced in obtaining external funding as well as in managing academic administration. Candidates should be able to contribute to the departments current teaching and research strengths, and to engage in interdisciplinary research programmes, within the department and between departments.

The University of Leipzig emphasizes the equality of women and men. Disabled applicants are encouraged to apply and given preference if equally qualified.

Applications should include a detailed CV, a list of the scientific work, a list of courses taught with available records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest acquired academic degree. Please email these materials (preferably in a digital format as a single PDF-document), as well as any questions about the position or the application process, to dekphilo@rz.uni-leipzig.de. The application deadline is 12 October 2018 (Central European Time).

Alternatively, you may mail the materials to:

Leipzig University
Dekan der Philologischen Fakultät
Herrn Prof. Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig, Germany

Original job posting here.

Deadline: 12 October 2018

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Bradley University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Early British Literature - VIRTUAL INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Bradley University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a research and teaching focus on Early British Literature. We seek an individual with innovative approaches to undergraduate teaching and research. This focus might be in multidisciplinary literary studies, transatlantic or transnational studies, issues in gender and intersectionality, or British literature in global context, among others. The primary area of research might be any British period prior to and including the 18th century beginning August 2019.

Teaching responsibilities include major courses in the candidate's research area, a required survey in British literature prior to 1800; introductory literature courses serving our Core Curriculum; and English composition. Experience teaching college-level composition is required; experience teaching business or technical writing is preferred. The teaching expectation is three courses per semester.

Candidates must have Ph.D. in English with a specialization in British Literature prior to 1800 in hand by August 15, 2019. Successful teaching and publications required for tenure and promotion.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current vita including a list of courses taught and numbers of sections for each course, and a dossier including three letters of recommendation that attest to successful teaching and publication potential and a 10-page writing sample.

Candidates should also submit a brief statement about intended future research activity.

Information regarding how the candidate has or can contribute to diversity in teaching, research, or service should be provided either within the teaching and/or research statements or in a stand-alone diversity statement.

Submit materials electronically in PDF or MS Word format to:

Dr. Kevin Swafford, Search Committee, Chair, Department of English, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625.

kmwhalen@fsmail.bradley.edu

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by February 1, 2019. Initial interviews will be conducted by video conference. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

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Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2/28 Google Hangouts [from Renaissance 2019]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Mercy College (NY) - Assistant Professor - Early British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of Literature and Language at Mercy College (NY) seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of English, with specialization in early British Literature (Medieval-18th century) to begin September 2019 on a multiple year track (4-4 teaching load). Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in British Literature as well as composition courses and upper-level writing and literature courses in traditional and online formats. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, and a commitment to scholarly research and to service. The English program is committed to fostering a culturally diverse and inclusive intellectual community. Ph.D. in English required by appointment date.

Experience and/or Skills Required: Mercy College is a nonsectarian, nonprofit New York metropolitan area institution offering over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. The college has an enrollment of approximately 9000 students from diverse backgrounds across four campuses in Westchester County and New York City. Mercy College proudly serves a diverse student body and is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution; faculty are dedicated to providing students with access to a transformative education though academic quality and robust student support.

Education Required or Min Education Required: Ph.D. in English required by appointment date.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must send a complete application consisting of a cover letter addressing the qualifications; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; the names and contact information for at least three professional references; and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the purpose of application). Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of reference. Application deadline: January 7, 2019.

Posting Number F00060P

Desired Start Date: 09/03/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary

Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit the above documentation online at https://jobs.mercy.edu

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Deadline: Jan. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/13

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer accepted (h/t Twitter)

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VISITING POSITIONS / LIMITED-TERM APPOINTMENTS[edit | edit source]

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019[edit | edit source]

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - Visiting Assistant Professor, British/Anglophone[edit | edit source]

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English to begin September 1, 2019.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and boldly open to insight. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equipping students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We seek employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity.

Major/Essential Functions: The teaching assignment will be five courses (5/7 appointment), one of which may be a one-month January Term experiential course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Arthurian Literature (ENG-117), two sections of British Literature II, 1789-1945 (ENG-116), Shakespeare (ENG-321), and one additional course, possibly on Environmental Literature and contributing to general education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in English (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2019;
  • Prior experience as/in teaching British literature courses at the undergraduate level;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
  • A commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications: 
* Prior experience teaching introductory and advanced courses in British literature and film.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests;
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists will be asked to submit an article-length writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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