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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey), Assistant Professor of Literature in English (open field) 

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Boğaziçi University invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor of literature in English to be filled by a Turkish national starting in the academic year of 2021-2022. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate active scholarship with excellent teaching. PhD thesis defense is required by June 30, 2020. Please send your CV, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, a teaching statement, 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 February 15, 2020.

Bilkent University (Turkey) - Open-rank faculty position - Department of English Language and Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, invites applications for an open-rank faculty position. We shall consider applications from scholars with research interests in any subfield of English literature, and we especially welcome applications from candidates whose research specialties include drama or the Romantic period.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in English literature in hand by January 2020, a good teaching record, and a clearly defined research agenda. Candidates should be able to offer specialized teaching in their research field, and should also be well prepared to teach across all genres and periods of English Literature. The starting date for this post is September 2020.

The Department of English Language and Literature currently offers an undergraduate programme that covers British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures, and ranges from the medieval period to the present day. The department also plans to open a postgraduate programme in the near future. Further information about the department can be found on the department website: http://web2.bilkent.edu.tr/elit.

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 with the fundamental aim of creating a centre of excellence in higher education and research; a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment, it is home to a vibrant international community. Faculty members come from 34 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing and health and retirement benefits, as well as subsidized private school for faculty members' dependents.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Jonathan Williams (jonathanwilliams@bilkent.edu.tr).

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a short statement (maximum 500 words) of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, and an article-length writing sample. Letters of recommendation will be requested for short-listed candidates.

Applications received by 1 November 2019 will be given full consideration. Please submit applications to https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/ELIT2019.

Source: joblist.mla.org

Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Ca' Foscari University of Venice (ITA) - TT Asst. Professor - English and Anglo-American Languages, Literatures and Cultures[edit | edit source]

Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the area of English and Anglo-American Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Ca’ Foscari is a research intensive institution committed to competing for international scientific excellence through the recruitment of the best academic talents worldwide. Talented young researchers and experienced senior professors make Ca’ Foscari a stimulating environment for career development and research freedom. Our university is committed to research excellence, funding promising researchers and developing international partnerships. As a leading research university, Ca’ Foscari explores cutting-edge research directions across disciplinary boundaries, setting a new agenda designed around six global challenges.

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of English and Anglo-American Languages, Literatures and Cultures, with a cutting edge research profile. The researcher should also have a strong commitment to teaching new generations of students so that they can become game-changers in their own fields and make a difference in the world.

The position will be hosted in the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies. The Department has recently received a “Department of Excellence” Award by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. The Excellence Award has allowed the Department to Develop state of the art laboratory facilities to pursue the theoretical and empirical study of linguistic and cultural diversity.

The QS World University Ranking by subject has placed Ca’ Foscari of Venice among the top 100 universities in the world for the study and teaching of Modern Languages.

The Department is unique in its multidisciplinary approach to language, literature and culture, with fertile exchanges between linguistic, literary, historical and political approaches and an international outlook essential to a critical understanding of global society.

The Department actively pursues internationalization, activating joint programmes, Erasmus exchange periods, internships abroad, encouraging publication in international journals and inviting many Visiting Scholars and Professors.

The Institution

Since its foundation in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been a leader in Economics and Foreign Languages and Cultures. Today, Ca’ Foscari is exploring new frontiers in research, focusing on Climate Change, Digital Humanities, Digital and Social Innovation, and Nanosciences. An intellectual powerhouse of international repute in the heart of the city of Venice, Ca’ Foscari provides a one-of-a-kind blend of scientific research, cultural heritage and history, offering a life-changing experience to its students and researchers, with a transformative impact on the local community.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has also obtained the full Human Resources Strategy for Researchers certificate, a set of initiatives to improve work conditions for researchers and to attract talents worldwide. Ca’ Foscari provides applicants with services for new faculty. Our Housing office will help you search for a suitable and convenient accommodation. If you are a non-Italian applicant or if you have resided outside of Italy for more than 3 years, you will benefit from a favorable tax treatment for the first 4 years of the contract.

Read the call here (in English): https://intra.unive.it/plapps/bandi/common/file_bandi/31291.pdf

Source: Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 1 July 2019 (Central European Time)

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Governors State University (USA:Il) - Assistant Professor, English (Brit Lit Generalist) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority-majority institution inviting applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in English to begin in the Fall Semester 2020.

We seek a teacher-scholar who is a British Literature generalist committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while complementing existing faculty strengths. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in English (British), European, and Post-Colonial literatures along with some first-year composition. Additional teaching responsibilities in the major or graduate program will vary based on area(s) of expertise. The successful candidate will be able to teach many of the following courses, from first-year to M.A. level: Writing Studies I and II, Surveys of British Literature, rotating topics courses in Major English Authors and Contemporary Literature, Shakespeare, Women’s Literature, and English and European Literatures. We also expect our new Assistant Professor in English to develop new courses that will enhance our curriculum.

The English Program at Governors State University offers an undergraduate (B.A.) degree with concentrations in English and English Teacher Education, a Post-Bachelor Certificate in English Teacher Education. We also offer a graduate (M.A.) degree in English with concentrations in Literature and Writing (thesis and non-thesis options). Our faculty are dedicated to advancing the teaching, research, and service missions of the university.

Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasingly numerous hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative lower-division program uses high-impact practices to foster student engagement with ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every first-year class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership.

GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.

Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.

Deadline: 2 December 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-6)

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Plymouth State University (USA: NH) - Assistant Professor, Department of English - British Literature OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Plymouth State University (PSU) in Plymouth, New Hampshire, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to commence in August 2020. PSU is looking for an interdisciplinary British Literature specialist who can design and teach curricula across disciplines and methodologies. Primary expertise in Medieval, Renaissance, and/or Early Modern literatures may be prioritized, but the ability to teach survey courses in the full history of British literature, including contemporary literature, is necessary. Because this faculty member will be expected to bring students together from various disciplines and to collaborate across PSU's learning clusters, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital humanities, technology and literature, global literatures, and/or writing and writing pedagogy. We are seeking a colleague with a strong base in British literature but passionate about comparative and interdisciplinary approaches.

The English Program offers B.A. degrees in English, middle and secondary school teacher certification, and middle school and secondary school non-certification This is a full time, 9-month tenure-track position with benefits. The candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate students and provide service to the university.

Deadline: October 25, 2019 

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/26 (for week of December 9) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/21 (form-letter rejection received)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/20 (for early February)

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Offer made: 2/27

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1/2 -- anyone hear anything about a campus visit? I was told during the interview that they would be in touch the following week, but didn't hear anything further.

Re^: Same here; I'm assuming that means I didn't get a visit but it's possible that the holiday break threw off their committee schedule
1/21 -- to the person rejected: did you receive it via e-mail or snail mail?
Re^: Campus visit details updated. Apologies for the delayed information.

^: Thanks for the info! I must be in some sort of limbo. Never received a rejection, but also didn’t get the campus invite. Sigh.

University of Gdańsk (Danzig) (EU:Pol) -  Assistant professor, Department of English-Language Literatures and Cultures (British Lit Generalist)[edit | edit source]

The Institute of English and American Studies of Gdańsk University is seeking a candidate for the post of assistant professor within the Department of English-Language Literatures and Cultures from the start of the academic year 2019-2020.

The successful candidate will possess a doctor’s degree and be a specialist in British literature. He or she will be actively engaged in literary research in this field in an international context and hence able to uphold the tradition of literary studies conducted over decades within the Institute. He or she will be capable of interesting students at BA and MA level in literature and teaching them to write English to a high level. Hence the successful candidate will also be ready to participate from a practitioner’s point of view in the teaching of English language in the Institute, especially written English and academic English.

Deadline: 2 October 2019 (Central US Time, UTC+2)

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Southern University, Baton Rouge (USA:LA) - TT Assistant Professor - British Literature[edit | edit source]

The successful candidate will teach upper-level English courses specific to his/her area of specialization, survey English Literature, and Freshman Composition courses. Preference will be given to candidates possessing the ability and qualifications to teach British Literature courses. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 teaching load, serve on departmental and university committees, have a willingness to learn and employ instructional technology in all courses (in face to face, hybrid, and online modalities), participate in university functions (including student advisement/mentoring), and develop and/or maintain a record of scholarship in his/her field of study.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in English. Additionally, a record of college teaching; evidence of scholarly presentation and publication potential; knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

To apply, send the attached employment application, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three (3) letters of recommendation to:

English Search Committee

Department of English and World Languages

Southern University and A&M College

P.O. Box 9671

Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Or submit via email to: vonsha_henderson@subr.edu

Apply here.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: 31 December 2019 (US Central Time, UTC-5)

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NOTES: This position doesn't appear to exist BTW. The University's website lists two open English positions, one for American Lit and one for African-American Lit. 

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020[edit | edit source]

Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey), Assistant Professor of Literature in English (open field) 

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Boğaziçi University invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor of literature in English to be filled by a Turkish national starting in the academic year of 2021-2022. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate active scholarship with excellent teaching. PhD thesis defense is required by June 30, 2020. Please send your CV, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, a teaching statement, 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 February 15, 2020.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine - Assistant Professor of English[edit | edit source]

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is seeking an early-career scholar for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English. The successful candidate will bring a focus on ethical and political issues (e.g. marginalization, social justice, sustainability, radical hospitality) in, and surrounding, literature and its criticism. A knowledge of early British literature is preferred.

Candidates must be on-track to have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the Fall 2020 semester. In addition to teaching, the faculty member is expected to meet all requirements of the College, including student advising.

Applicants must be willing to support the mission and core values of Saint Joseph’s College.

Saint Joseph’s College, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a Catholic liberal arts college enrolling roughly 1000 students of all faiths on campus in the traditional 4-year college, while another 2,400 working adults take online courses from locations throughout the country and the world. The beautiful 430-acre campus is located on Sebago Lake, one half hour from Portland, Maine and two hours from Boston.

Saint Joseph’s College is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. We have been recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Saint Joseph's College successfully earned a Silver STARS award from the Association of the Advancement of Sustainability of Higher Education (AASHE). The STARS assessment enables the College to plan our goal of carbon neutrality on campus by 2036.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please complete our online application by clicking on Apply Now below. Please include your resume and cover letter, and read and sign the Pre-Employment Statement.

Saint Joseph’s College is an EEO employer

Specific questions may be emailed to: sjcemployment@sjcme.edu or call 207-893-7757.  

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted 3 January 2020)

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments - 2019/2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Monmouth College (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college located in western Illinois, invites applications for a two-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of English. The appointment is to begin August 2020.  

We seek applicants whose teaching and research prepare them to teach first-year composition and courses in British literature. Expertise in Rhetoric and Composition is also welcome. We are interested as well in candidates whose work engages with the literatures of historically underrepresented writers. A Ph.D. in English is expected. 

Deadline: April 1, 2020

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  • Has anyone heard whether or not this search is ongoing?

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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