Page for Academic Positions in Early American Literature that begin in 2019.

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

American University of Kuwait (Kuwait) -- non-TT Assistant Professor of English[edit | edit source]

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

English (Position Code No. 18-501- MLA 12): (Rank open) Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate writing courses, including basic and advanced composition, to a diverse student body, advising students, and participating in university and department service. There will be opportunities to teach foundational surveys, rhetoric, and literature courses to undergraduate English majors. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience teaching college-level writing, an excellent teaching record, a strong background in writing pedagogy, and a commitment to lower-division teaching. Requirements: (1) PhD in English or related field, with degree in hand by August 26, 2019; (2) ability to teach introductory survey courses and writing classes. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, but are particularly interested in those with demonstrable expertise in pre-1900 American literature (First Contact to 1900).

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private university in Kuwait organized on the U.S. model of undergraduate liberal arts education. The medium of instruction is English. The University is accredited by the Council for Private Universities of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. AUK also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. AUK admitted its first students in September 2004 and currently has approximately 2,500 students and over 120 UG faculty members.

The University is seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. American education, teaching experience, and scholarly activities are preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. Faculty rank will be determined by the candidate’s degree and previous employment history. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.

AUK offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as an attractive and comprehensive benefits package. There is no personal income tax, and US citizens may be eligible to take advantage of the IRS foreign tax exclusion. AUK is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century in the region.

Contracts are issued for 3 years and are renewable.

Application Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to faculty@auk.edu.kw (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). The package should contain the following:

1) Cover letter, detailing the candidate’s specific interest in AUK, and how the candidate’s past experience provides a suitable basis for performance in the position for which they are applying; 
2) A current CV. 
3) Statements on teaching goals and philosophy, research and service. 
4) Copies of teaching evaluations if available. 
5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees. 
6) Two recent publications or two writing samples.

In completing your application, please quote the position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be received prior to February 3rd, 2019.

Visit the AUK website (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2019

Acknowledgment received:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interviews completed Feb. 17

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Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OK) -TT Assistant Professor of English[edit | edit source]

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

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

Georgetown University (DC) - TT Asst Professor - African American Literature and Culture (incl. Literature of Enslavement) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[edit | edit source]

Expertise in the literature, history, and legacy of enslavement especially welcome. Possible emphases include: Critical Race Studies; migration and diaspora; urban studies; queer studies; gender studies; Black feminism; digital and/or public humanities; Black popular culture.

Candidates should expect to pursue an active research agenda, to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their field, and to contribute through service to the life of the University. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by August 2019. Please apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/54143. Intitial applications consisting of a cover letter and cv due by 22 October 2018.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54143

Deadline: 22 Oct 2018

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (writing sample and letters of rec)

  • Thanks for the update and congrats! Would you mind sharing if the request came through interfolio? I've noticed that my application now shows writing sample and letters of rec as required, yet unsubmitted - but the application is non-editable. Wondering if anyone else might have encountered this issue
  • ^^Yes, they did request materials through Interfolio and the application is editable for me, but a different Interfolio position that I didn't hear back from is now displaying the way you describe. 
  • Speaking from experience: that's how Interfolio works. Advancing candidates will get an email (through Interfolio) telling them to update their applications with the materials requested. Those who aren't advancing will see where the materials would have gone but can't upload anything (11/27).

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  • With regard to previous questions about why this is posted in early American, please see the "especially welcome" expertise in the literature, history, and legacy of enslavement, which falls under the purview of early American literature. Please stop removing this posting. It is relevant to specialists in this field.
  • Also posted at African American 2019 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2019

Nevada State College (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - 18th-early 20th c. American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Nevada State College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position, with an emphasis in American Literature to start August 2019.

About Nevada State College: Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature "smart" classrooms and a Finance Lab that allows students to use real-world and timely information during class. The average class size across campus is 27 students. For more information about NSC, watch this video about student life at NSC.

NSC serves approximately 4,000 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

Primary Responsibilities: Teach 24 credits per academic year, which amounts to four courses per semester. Teach lower- and upper-level courses in literature and composition in a variety of formats (e.g., in-person, hybrid, online). Approximately half of the instructional load will be dedicated to core courses in the writing curriculum. Serve on departmental and college-wide committees. Engage in scholarly activity within your discipline or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August 01, 2019. Strong ABD candidates will receive consideration; however, priority will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. at the time of application. Expertise in 18th- early 20th Century American Literature. Teaching expertise and scholarly interest that focuses on literary theory. Preferred Qualifications:

Specialization in writers of color, in particular African American and/or Latinx literature; Scholarly interest and/or expertise in media studies; Experience teaching both literature and college-level writing courses in a variety of formats (ex. in-person, online, hybrid, etc.); Experience teaching students who are First Generation and/or non-traditional college students.

Rank, Salary & Benefits: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. Budget annual salary is $55,000 (for a 9-month contract). Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

The review of applications begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.

Online App. Form: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/NSC-external/job/NSC---Henderson/Assistant-Professor-of-English_R0112167-1

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

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North Dakota State University (ND) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature to 1865[edit | edit source]

The English department at North Dakota State University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning August 2019 and specializing in American literature from the earliest period of contact and exploration through 1865. The successful candidate will participate in a vibrant department offering BA, BS, MA, and PhD degrees in a supportive, friendly, and inclusive atmosphere for faculty and students at all levels. Please see full description at http://www.ndsu.edu/english/employment_opportunities/ for full list of hiring criteria and procedures for applying.

We seek diverse and innovative thinkers and recognize a wide range of scholarly activities in our tenure and promotion process. North Dakota State University's English Department is committed to equity and diversity and actively seeks those scholars whose teaching, research, and/or diverse life experiences will help us extend these core values. NDSU is an EEO/AA-M/F/Vet/Disability Employer, an NSF ADVANCE institution, with a Carnegie high research classification.

To apply, please send a CV and an application letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications to search chair Dr. Bruce Maylath via NDSU Online Employment System http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/9743. Screening will begin on 29 November 2018 and will continue until filled.

Teaching duties are at a 2/2 load, which includes American Literature Survey, from earliest contact to 1865, and other undergraduate and graduate courses (descriptions can be found on department website). Opportunities exist to develop and teach courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will advise MA and PhD students and serve on thesis and dissertation committees. The candidate must expand an existing scholarly agenda through presentations and publications. The department expects a consistent record of scholarly production and publication at the time of tenure.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English or related field; Record of scholarly achievement; College teaching experience; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and social justice (through research, teaching, outreach or lived experience); Ability to teach American Literature Survey, from earliest contact to 1865.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those candidates with experience or specialties in one or more of the following:

Writers of color
Rhetorical theory
Cultural rhetorics
Writing studies

Online App. Form: http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/9743

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 29

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Request for Skype Interview received via email 1/2/19

           --Committee is contacting references for reference checks 1/24/2019

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Ryerson University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Nineteenth-Century Transnational Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Nineteenth-Century Transnational Literature.

All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Nineteenth-Century Transnational literature will be considered, and we especially welcome applications from scholars with secondary specialization in one or more of the following areas: new media and digital culture studies; queer/gender studies; ecocriticism.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include the following: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs, including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of English, the Faculty, and the University.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in English or a related field (or will expect to do so by July 2019). Applicants should demonstrate research excellence through an active research program and scholarly achievements such as peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and awards and accolades. Other demonstrations of research excellence include strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature, evidence of (or demonstrated ability to generate) external funding, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline.

Evidence for excellence in teaching must be provided through a teaching dossier that features a teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. Candidates will also show experience with course/curriculum review/development, and demonstrate ability to supervise graduate students.

Equity at Ryerson University

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to apply?

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

A letter of application and curriculum vitae
Two (2) recent research publications
Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
The names of at least three (3) individuals who may be contacted for reference letters

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to: Dr. Andrew O’Malley, Chair, Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. aomalley@ryerson.ca

Applications must be submitted via the Faculty Recruitment Portal by November 15, 2018. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to MS. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant, at davina.chan@ryerson.ca. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf
The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfanet.ca.
A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

APPLY AT: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=517972

MLA JIL 10/05/18

Deadline: Nov. 15

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Sam Houston State University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Early American Literature + Ethnic Literatures)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Early American Literature with a specialization in ethnic literatures during the early American period. The successful candidate might focus on the colonial period and Latin-American writing, early African-American literature, Native American literature, or intersections of these literatures.

The chosen candidate will teach three courses per semester (face-to-face and online) that include all levels of undergraduate and M.A. courses in early American literature, world literature, and occasionally freshman composition. Other required activities include: Cultivating and maintaining an active research agenda; Supporting the Department, College, and University through service; Actively engaging in recruitment and curriculum development.

Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position: The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

The application requires the following materials: Letter of interest that includes the scope of a diverse/inclusive research agenda; Statement of teaching philosophy; Statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU; Curriculum vitae; Three letters of recommendation. All academic transcripts (Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial screening; however, official transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring.) For ABD applicants: A letter from your dissertation director confirming that the PhD will be conferred by August 21, 2019.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.

Online App. Form: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/20643

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 10/12/18)

Deadline:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 2/6

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University of Haifa (ISR) - Open-Rank TT Position in English Literature (pref. American Lit. before 1900)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Haifa, Israel, invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position, tenable from Autumn 2019, pending budgetary approval. Candidates specializing in Medieval or Early Modern Literature, or American Literature before 1900 are particularly encouraged to apply but other areas of expertise will also be considered. Priority will also be given to outstanding candidates for the Alon and Maof Fellowships for tenure-track faculty, which are awarded by the Israeli Council for Higher Education to citizens of Israel.

The English Department and the University of Haifa boasts a roster of internationally-renowned researchers, and the most ethnically diverse student body of any in Israel, providing opportunities for academics at all stages of their careers to participate in its dynamic scholarly and pedagogical life. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year. The language of instruction in the department is English, but a working or rudimentary knowledge of Hebrew is beneficial. Candidates holding a PhD with relevant teaching experience and a strong publication record should submit a cover letter, a CV (including the names of three referees) and a statement of research interests via Interfolio. Further queries about the post and the fellowships may be addressed to Dr. Ayelet Ben-Yishai (abenyishai@univ.haifa.ac.il).

Review of applications will begin on August 1st. Interviews will take place in September/ October.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/50740

Deadline: Aug. 1

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University of Memphis (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - Transatlantic Seventeenth-Century Non-Dramatic Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English of the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in transatlantic seventeenth-century non-dramatic literature to begin August 2019. We particularly welcome candidates who specialize in print and material culture, literature in the context of emerging global empire, digital humanities, and/or scholarly and critical approaches that engage discourses of gender, race, ethnicity, or class. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in early American literature and in seventeenth-century British literature, especially poetry (including Milton).

The University of Memphis is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class. We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the department and in the University, in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world. 

Requirements include a PhD in English or a related discipline. Posting Date: 09/14/2018. Closing Date: 11/16/2018.

Apply at: https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/20048

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview request (11/20)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Rejection 12/18 (very nice, though)

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  • Also posted at Renaissance 2019
  • Trouble applying? Some people have had difficulties because the system seems to require three extra documents besides those required (cover letter; current CV; statement of teaching philosophy; writing sample (20–25 pages); a copy of transcripts for each graduate degree held). Those extra spaces are NOT for recommendations (for those you simply enter the person's email). Rather, they are for optional documents. If you cannot finish your application without submitting in those slots, please just upload three blank documents. That will satisfy the system and the documents listed above will satisfy the search committee.

University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - pre-1900 American Literature - OFFER MADE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of pre-1900 American literature to begin fall semester 2019 (8/26/2019). Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) with a 2/2 course load.

Required qualifications: (1) PhD or equivalent degree in English or related field, with degree in hand by August 26, 2019; (2) evidence of primary expertise and high-quality work in pre-1900 American literature (First Contact to 1900); (3) evidence of additional expertise in theoretical and/or analytical approaches to one or more of the following: (a) race and ethnicity studies, including African American and/or Native American literature/Indigenous studies; (b) transnational perspectives on American literatures and cultures, including trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, and/or Hemispheric concerns; (c) nationalisms, imperialisms, and/or colonialisms (settler and international); and (4) undergraduate teaching experience. Preferred qualifications: significant scholarship in peer-reviewed venues (e.g., conferences, journals, edited collections, monographs); graduate-level teaching and advising; demonstrated potential for continued success as a scholar and teacher. Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their literary and academic preparation, the quality of their published work and work in progress, evidence of commitment to teaching/pedagogical skills, their potential contributions to service and strength of recommendations.

About the Job: Faculty in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of English are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/engl.pdf The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines

About the Department: One of the largest departments in the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English has 31 tenure-line faculty, 412 undergraduate majors, 174 minors, and 115 graduate students. It offers the MA and PhD in Literature, the MFA in Creative Writing, and a wide range of undergraduate courses in literature, creative writing, editing-publishing, and public engagement. The faculty is one of the most productive and prestigious in the college; its members are widely recognized as leaders in their fields. English sponsors two literary journals and dozens of readings, lectures, and public events each year. https://cla.umn.edu/english Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. http://www.cla.umn.edu

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.

How To Apply: Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota. To be considered for this position, please click the "Apply" button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. Additional documents must be uploaded by accessing your "My Activities" page. The following materials must be attached to your application: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) 20-25 pages of your scholarly writing, (4) and two sample syllabi. Items #3 and #4 must be uploaded via accessing your “My Activities” page. To be assured full consideration, online applications with the attached materials must be submitted by October 10, 2018. Selected applicants will be contacted for 3 letters of recommendation and for preliminary interviews via Skype.

LINK to APPLY

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: reference letters (11/5) x5

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled (11/27) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit scheduled (12/18) x2

Rejection (after campus interview): x1

Offer made: [mentioned in rejection email]

Offer accepted:

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments[edit | edit source]

Columbia University (NY) - Lecturer in Discipline - Center for American Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[edit | edit source]

The Center for American Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline to begin January 1, 2019. This is a full-time position with appointment in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. The initial appointment is for one year with renewal for three and a half more years based on satisfactory performance.

American Studies is the academic center for civic engagement at Columbia, with a flexible curriculum that introduces students to American texts and American history—through which they gain a deeper sense of the ideas and vocabulary shaping contemporary public discourse in culture, history, and politics. We are seeking a dedicated undergraduate teacher and scholar who shares this commitment to civic education and is prepared to teach courses in early American literature and culture, supervise senior theses, advise majors, participate in public programs, and contribute to the Center’s partnerships with organizations inside and outside the University. The Center maintains a close relationship with the Core Curriculum of Columbia College, and the Lecturer will be expected each year to teach one section of the “Contemporary Civilization” course on western political philosophy required of second-year College students. In addition to this course, the candidate will teach three courses in American Studies.

Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. Please submit a letter of application, vita and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, please go to: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1897

Deadline: Nov. 16

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Request for additional materials: reference letters (11/5) x5; writing sample and course proposal (11/21)

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity - English: 18-19th c. Transatlantic Lit. or Modernism[edit | edit source]

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are welcome.

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages candidates interested in modernism (particularly British/Irish/global) and 18th and/or 19th-century transatlantic literature (including postcolonial studies) to apply. (Please indicate that ECL is your department of interest when applying.)

Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2019 and no earlier than July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic American scholars. 

Interested applicants should apply online at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148221

Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site. For additional information, please visit the program website at http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. Questions about the application process may be directed to Program Coordinator Jennifer Pruitt in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu.

The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

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

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