Page for Academic Positions in Early Modern / Renaissance literature that begin in 2019-2020.

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See also: English Literature 2019-2020

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

American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Open-Rank Position in Early Modern and Renaissance Literature[edit | edit source]

American University of Sharjah, an internationally ranked and accredited American-style university of approximately 5,000 students in the United Arab Emirates, seeks a full-time faculty member specializing in Early Modern and Renaissance studies to teach courses in undergraduate literature, general education, and academic writing in the Department of English. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach Restoration and 18th-century British Literature as well as candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. 

A PhD in a relevant field is required. Successful candidates will have a strong record of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly publication, and a demonstrated commitment to productive institutional service. AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. As a university formed on American models, AUS will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education. 

Applicants should send a letter of interest addressing teaching experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Please submit your application via https://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=ENG-19-01

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: 14 November 2019 (Gulf Standard Time, UTC+8)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • If you apply here, make sure that you are prepared to be systematically abused.
  • Should I state that I am prepared for systematic abuse in the opening or closing paragraph of cover letter? Please advise.
  • I'd think either would work. As long as you're ready to be shouted at (and then, later, for it to be pretended that this shouting never happened; and you should be prepared for people to say "oh, this is what happens at every university!"; but it is not; AUS English is absolutely the worst place to work; do not work there).

Bates College (Assistant Professor early modern literature and culture) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE [edit | edit source]

The Bates College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in early modern literature and culture, including history of the book. Candidates with interests in critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, and studies of globalization and transnationalism, are especially encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated success in teaching marginalized and underrepresented student populations. The teaching load for this position is five courses across the academic year, distributed over two semesters and a four-week “short term” in May, and entails introductory courses in early modern literature, Shakespeare and non-dramatic poetry and prose, as well as upper division courses in the areas of the candidate’s field of specialization. Applicants should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and have a dynamic and active research agenda. The department and college are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive curriculum and campus community.
Review of materials begins November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment begins on August 1, 2020, by which time Ph.D. is expected

Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page dissertation or book abstract, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (15-20 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants should also detail, in a separate statement, how their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of the campus learning community. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Online application: https://apply.interfolio.com/67666

Deadline: 1 November 2019

Acknowledgment received: 11/25 (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/9, for MLA

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 11/25 acknowledgment indicated that MLA interview invitations will be sent starting December 6. HAS ANYBODY HEARD ANYTHING SINCE 12/6?

Brown University (USA:RI) - Assistant Professor of English, Shakespeare studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Brown University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern English literature, with an emphasis on Shakespeare studies and dramatic literature preferred. Candidates with interests in literary and cultural theory, critical race studies, transnational studies, gender and sexuality studies, aesthetics and form, and environmental studies are especially encouraged to apply.  Four-year renewable position beginning July 1, 2020.  Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching and speak to their ideas for and experiences of fostering diverse and inclusive learning environments. Ph.D. to be completed by June 2020.  

Applicants must apply online to: http://apply.interfolio.com/67223 

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/19, request for writing sample

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview scheduled for 12/16 / 12/17 x 1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: this is a tenure-track position, not a visiting appointment. Brown issues a four-year contract that is then renewed prior to tenure.

  • Has everyone's Interfolio delivery changed so that a writing sample is now required, but no option to upload is available? Just wondering if that's a general change.
  • Yes mine says this. Nice catch. x3
  • Can the candidate who noted above that they received a "request for writing sample" on 11/19 specify if they received an email asking for this or if they simply noticed the new field in the Interfolio delivery? Perhaps the field was added to the application in general but is only "active" for the candidates who have been invited to upload to it.
  • Yes, I received an email on 11/19 requesting a writing sample, and was able to upload one via Interfolio. I suspect that you're right that the field was added to the application in general but was only active for specific candidates. I assume that this is just an Interfolio quirk, but it feels like an unintentionally cruel marker of withholding! Sincerely wishing everyone the best here.
  • Thanks for the clarification. Best of luck to everyone.

California State University, Fullerton (Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Medieval, secondary Early Modern, including Shakespeare) [edit | edit source]

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Assistant Professor
Fall 2020

The Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature. Appointment to begin in Fall 2020.

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Medieval literature with a secondary teaching expertise in Early Modern literature. Scholars with comparative or transnational approaches, or theoretical interests in race, gender, sexuality, or disability studies are especially encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to teach a range of courses in all areas of the English and Comparative Literature majors, at the upper-division and graduate (M.A.) levels, as well as lower-division, introductory, and general education courses. Of particular importance will be the ability to teach Chaucer, Shakespeare, and British literature survey courses, along with advanced studies in medieval literature in English and transnational perspectives. Faculty generally teach 3 classes per semester. A reduced teaching load is provided for the first two years. Evidence of an active research program and high-quality teaching is required.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The person in this position will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field is required by August 2020
    • ABDs must show evidence of degree completion prior to appointment
  • Specialization in Medieval Literature
  • Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Evidence of successful, high-quality teaching
  • Active research program with demonstrated evidence of, or clear potential for, high-quality peer-reviewed publication
  • Potential for collegial participation in departmental, campus, and disciplinary communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including firstgeneration college students
  • Demonstrated contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary specialization in Early Modern Literature

Appointment Date August 2020

Application Procedure A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/ to apply for requisition #493609, and provide the following required materials:

  1. Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process; Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected)
  4. Writing sample of no more than 25 pages
  5. Diversity statement: Statement addressing past and/or future contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service (approximately one to two pages, single spaced)
  6. A list of three references with relevant contact information
    • Semi-finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Stephen Mexal, Chair of the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at smexal@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-3163.

Application Deadline Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.

Additional Information Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, startup funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent feewaiver; access to campus childcare; and a definedbenefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who selfdisclose.

Deadline: 1 October 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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California State University, Los Angeles (Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature; November 15 deadline) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Position: Assistant Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Literatures
Starting Date: August, 2020

Minimum Qualifications:
1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in English or closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. The doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/20/2020).
2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
3) Evidence of scholarly activity in the field of Shakespeare studies and/or Early Modern Literatures.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Evidence of successful teaching experience in Shakespeare studies and/or Early Modern literatures.
2) Evidence of work in, commitment to, and/or interest in community engagement.
3) Evidence of research in Shakespeare studies and/or Early-Modern literatures that productively intersects with one or more of the following: first-generation, intercultural, indigenous, transnational, or global Shakespeare studies; genders and sexualities studies; critical studies of race and ethnicity; ecocriticism; cultural materialism; new formalism; and/or English Education.

Duties:
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will teach lower-division, upper-division, and graduate courses in the department and will design new courses in their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required Documentation:
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form (http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_application_academic_2017_11_28.pdf)

Finalists will be required to submit:
1) Official transcripts
2) Three current letters of recommendation
3) A critical writing sample of app. 15 pages

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application:
Review of applications will begin November 15 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to Department Chair Linda Greenberg at linda.greenberg@calstatela.edu. Please type “Shakespeare and Early Modern Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Nicole Horejsi, at: nhorejs@calstatela.edu or (323)343-4297.

Deadline: 15 November 2019

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 15 (email from search chair) x2

Request for additional materials: 12/9 (writing sample and LORs)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled for 12/6 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: invite on 1/21; scheduled for 2/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Clark University (USA:Ma) - Assistant Professor of English, Early Modern Literature & Culture - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in early modern literature and culture, to begin in the fall 2020 semester. The ideal candidate will engage with issues such as race, faith, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, inclusive of English and global contexts. We are interested in hearing of the potential to contribute across academic departments and interdisciplinary programs at Clark, such as the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS), as appropriate to the candidate’s specialization. Active participation is encouraged in Early Modernists Unite (EMU), a faculty collaborative at Clark dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary connections in research and teaching and to facilitating awareness of the early roots of persistent cultural and political structures at work in the contemporary world. Successful candidates must be able to teach the department’s introductory Shakespeare course and the first half of the British literature survey, in addition to seminars in advanced Shakespeare studies and the Renaissance broadly construed; the ability to teach some medieval literature is a plus. Ph.D. is required by August 2020.

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

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 20-page writing sample, three recent letters of recommendation, and syllabus examples.

Materials should be sent via AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14653 .

Priority will be given to applications received by November 4, 2019.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in mid-December, followed by campus visits in late January/early February for finalists. Questions may be addressed to Lisa Kasmer, Chair, Department of English, at lkasmer@clarku.edu.

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

Deadline: 4 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): form email (2/28)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/20 (via Twitter )

NOTES:

RE: no reported contact post Skype interviews

  • Any news here after Dec. Skype interviews (as of 1/18)?
  • The ad states that Skype interviews will be held in mid-December and it's now 12/8. Has anyone heard from this job yet, one way or another?
  • This is quite obviously a fake search. I wouldn't give too much to wondering about this job if I were you.
  • I don't know if it's fake, but it certainly appears that there is likely a preferred internal candidate. 
  • I agree with this assessment. See also Auburn, Emory-Oxford, and other jobs from last year. Inside hires are more common than one would like to think.
  • [Interloper] The VAP who just started there this fall has a background that matches the job description and who did her MA at Clark. This is clearly a fake search.
  • [Interloper, Faculty] Having seen many searches over many years that involve a local person qualified for a position, I cannot emphasize enough how frequently that local person does not get, or even apply for, the job. There are so many moving parts involved in any job posting that it's not even worth speculating. The *majority* of "insider" scenarios I'm familiar with result in an exogamous hire.
  • Karen Kelsy (aka The Professor Is In) has written extensively on this topic in her book and a series of blog posts here, here, and here. They all suggest that for a variety of reasons internal candidates are far from a sure thing. Do not despair.

College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA, FTTT, dramatic literature, including Shakespeare) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment specializing in dramatic literature to begin in August 2020. We seek a literary scholar focused on dramatic literature and performance from any period or periods. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and pedagogy bring ethnic or global perspectives to the study of drama. Teaching duties will include our Shakespeare survey as well as courses on the development of drama through the present. Ph.D. required. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement in the field. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advance levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, writing sample (25 pages maximum), transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.Please submit all application materials to (https://apply.interfolio.com/66948) by 15 October. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place during the first week of December. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype. Semifinalists will be invited to visit campus the week of 20 January. Questions about this search may be directed to Christine Coch, Chair, Department of English, ccoch@holycross.edu.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Online App. Form: https://apptrkr.com/1580580

Deadline: 15 October 2019

Acknowledgment received: 10/19: mass email, committee will review the 3rd week in November, Skype interviews in early December

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/22 (form email) x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/22 (Skype) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/19 (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Elevn time slots provided for initial interviews.

Fairmont State University (WV, cross-listed medieval. Assistant Professor, Tenure-track) [edit | edit source]

Duties and Responsibilities The Department of Language and Literature at Fairmont State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in English position. Primary responsibility will be to teach a 4/4 load. Teaching load will ordinarily include first-year composition and a sophomore literature class. Upper-level classes include Chaucer and the literature of the Middle Ages.

Preferred Qualifications Medievalist with competence as a generalist; preferred specializations in Early Modern Literature (including Shakespeare), classical literature and textual studies. Preference given to candidates with strong record of teaching, scholarship and proficiency in Old and Middle English and classical languages.

Quick Link: www.fairmontstatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=63637

Department 018: Dept of Humanities (FSU)

Employment Location Main Campus, Fairmont

Position will report to (title) Chair, Language and Literature

Anticipated Hire Date Fall 2020

Notes To Applicants All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted.

Please note that candidates invited to interview are required to bring copies of all academic transcripts to the interview event.

Online application form: 

https://www.fairmontstatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=63637

Deadline: 21 October 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Governors State University (IL - Assistant Professor British literature, including Shakespeare) - PHONE 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

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview scheduled 1/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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National Taiwan University (TWN) - Open Rank Professor - Shakespeare Studies[edit | edit source]

Established in 1928, National Taiwan University is a leading research university in Taiwan with over 30,000 students. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DFLL) welcomes applications for the following faculty positions.

General requirements: Minimum requirements include a PhD in related fields and a strong publication record. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred. All full-time faculty members are required to teach DFLL service courses such as writing, conversation, and (if applicable) Freshman English and also (if applicable) to direct theses and serve on various university and department committees. Some knowledge of Chinese and experience in teaching in a Chinese-speaking environment is a plus.

Track Eight—Shakespeare Studies. One full-time position in the following fields: 

  • the plays of Shakespeare, early modern playhouses, audiences, performance practices 

Salary and Ranks:

Commensurate with qualifications, initial salaries range approximately from 955,530 NTD per annum (ca. 30,586 USD; subject to exchange rates) for assistant professors to 1,352,227 NTD per annum (ca. 43,285 USD; subject to exchange rates) for full professors with regular teaching load (8 hours per week for full professors, 9 for associate and assistant professors). Other benefits include family health insurance, research grants and awards (on a competitive basis), and university housing (subject to availability). 

Application Deadline and General Information:

Appointment begins on August 1, 2020. All applicants must email a completed application form (available at http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw/en/news/news.php?Sn=4339) together with a cover letter (2 pages at most), a CV, a list of publications, and a link to a 15-minute video on your past and future research interests to wenlin@ntu.edu.tw by 5:00 pm, September 4, 2019, local time for initial screening. Successful candidates will be asked to provide a substantial dossier and other credentials for further evaluation. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality. We apologize for not being able to return application materials. DFLL appointments are made on a non-discriminatory basis.International applicants must comply with local labor laws and meet immigration requirements. Other college and university regulations may apply. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Wen-lin Hsueh (wenlin@ntu.edu.tw). This announcement and other information about our department are also available at http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw

Source: Chronicle Vitae

Deadline: 4 September 2019 (Taiwan Standard Time, UTC+8)

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview):

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Pennsylvania State University-Altoona (USA:Pa) - Assistant Professor of English, Shakespearean/Renaissance Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

Penn State Altoona invites applications for the tenure-track appointment of Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in Shakespearean/Renaissance Studies, beginning in fall 2020. Credentials in Chaucer/Medieval Studies are also preferred.

The successful candidate will teach upper- and lower-level Shakespeare classes, composition, the early British survey class, and other general education literature courses related to his/her interests. Additional teaching interests are welcome. In addition to Chaucer/Medieval Studies, some of our needs include women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; Postcolonial and/or Transnational studies; and specialized composition courses, such as business writing, technical writing, and writing in the social sciences.

The position requires a Ph.D. and is at the level of assistant professor or at a rank commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants should present a record of evidence and potential effectiveness in teaching, research/creative accomplishment, and service. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, research, student recruitment and retention, and curricular development and assessment.

Applicants should upload a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including copies of student evaluations); a statement of research interests; transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview); and three letters of recommendation.

Candidates should have the letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Laura Rotunno, Search Committee Chair, Penn State Altoona, 3000 Ivyside Dr., Altoona, PA 16601.

For additional information about Penn State Altoona and the English program, please visit our web pages at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/ and http://www.altoona.psu.edu/english.

Deadline: Open until filled (Posted: 25 July 2019)

Acknowledgment received: 8/29

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview scheduled (11/10/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/17

Offer accepted: 2/17

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Reed College, Portland (USA:Wa) - Asst. Professor English & Humanities (Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

Reed College seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment in English and Humanities, beginning August 2020, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should specialize in Shakespeare and demonstrate competence in the broader fundamentals of dramatic form, theory, and history.

The successful candidate will typically teach two courses each year on Shakespeare (introductory and advanced) in the English department, as well as a year-long interdisciplinary course pedagogically focused on the development of analytical and critical skills of first-year students (Humanities 110; please see https://www.reed.edu/humanities/hum110/).

The teaching load will also include advising year-long senior theses. Above all, we seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and who are engaged in a lively and serious program of scholarship. Ph.D. is required at time of appointment.

The Reed community believes cultural diversity to be essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, please include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed’s diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity). Please send letter, CV, writing sample (15-30 pages), and dossier (3+ letters of recommendation) to Professor Gail B. Sherman, Chair, Search Committee in English and Humanities at http://apply.interfolio.com/64248, by November 1, 2019. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received: 8/29

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/3, Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/17 (word of mouth)

NOTES:

Has anyone heard back from Reed after the preliminary interview?

No, I haven't heard anything yet (02/06/20). Has anyone else? 

Rowan University (Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Literature with ability to teach Shakespeare) [edit | edit source]

The English Department at Rowan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position specializing in global medieval literatures, with secondary teaching strengths in early modern British literature.

The English Department at Rowan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position specializing in global medieval literatures, with secondary teaching strengths in early modern British literature. We welcome specialists with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in any area of global medieval studies, including multicultural and transnational studies, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, science and medicine, and/or environmental studies. We are seeking a colleague with an innovative research and teaching agenda that emphasizes comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to medieval literatures and cultures.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the British Literature I and Shakespeare I surveys and the introductory critical methods sequence, as well as upper-level seminars and electives in medieval literatures and/or Old English literature (in translation). At Rowan, the English Department is literature-based; Composition, Creative Writing, and Film are housed in departments in a separate College. A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first five years and can be renewed annually thereafter with evidence of continuing scholarship.

Excellent teaching (including a willingness to develop and teach online and interdisciplinary courses), a record of peer-reviewed scholarship, and a commitment to academic service are required for tenure.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have:

  1. A Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2020.
  2. Evidence of teaching excellence and an active research agenda.

Starting Date: September 1, 2020.

Salary: Competitive.

General Information:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second largest college at Rowan with seven departments, seven interdisciplinary programs, and seventeen majors. The College also has a number of established graduate programs, is in the process of developing more programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level, and houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional teaching, research, and service. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.

The English Department serves approximately 300 English majors as well as English minors and students in related degree programs (including Liberal Studies, Literacy Studies, and American Studies); we also offer general education courses in literature as part of the Rowan Core. Our departmental mission is to teach and model the critical analysis of literature, its history, and its social contexts.

Contact: Candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three references, to Dr. Claire Falck, Search Committee Chair, at http://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/49397 2/assistant-professor-of-global-medieval-literatures. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but we will begin reviewing applications November 1 and will conduct initial interviews at MLA or (should the candidate prefer) via Skype.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations. 

Online application: https://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/493972?lApplicationSubSourceID=11250

Deadline: review of applications begins 1 November 2019 

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview):

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United States Naval Academy (USA: MD) - Renaissance/Early Modern literature with a specialization in Shakespeare - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The English Department at the U.S. Naval Academy seeks to appoint two tenure- track Assistant Professors in the following fields to begin the fall semester of 2020:

  • Renaissance/Early Modern literature with a specialization in Shakespeare
  • Contemporary British/Global Anglophone literature

We welcome subspecialties in classical literature in translation, film studies, and creative writing.We are particularly interested in candidates who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service, and whose work demonstrates a commitment to educate a diverse student body. Qualified candidates must have a PhD in literature by the time of appointment, must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and must show potential to continue an active scholarly program. Promotion and tenure evaluations follow the American Association of University Professors guidelines. Teaching Load: 9 hours/semester (two sections of freshman English and one upper-level literature course). Full summer research support may be available for the first three years of new appointments; after that, civilians may receive partial research support by competing for Naval Academy Research Council grants. Faculty members receive full federal government service benefits. For additional information about the department, visit our website: www.usna.edu/EnglishDept. This is a tenure-track federal excepted service position. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Minimum preffered qualifications: a PhD in literature or a closely related field; anticipated completion of PhD by June 2020 is acceptable.

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland. As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the- art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a C.V., and a diversity statement. Selected candidates will be asked to submit a dossier consisting of a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. From this group a number will be selected for Skype interviews in December or January. Finalists selected on the basis of interviews will be invited for an on-campus visit. The letter of application and vita should be sent to Michelle Allen-Emerson, Chair of the English Department, at hiring_english_2020-group@usna.edu. Application review will begin on November 11, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Online application: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/ENGL-TenureTrack-AY2020.php

Deadline: review of applications begins 10 November 2019 

Acknowledgment received: 2019/11/10

Request for additional materials: 11/14/19, 11/26, 12/6 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Interview request received 14 December (unspecified platform as yet; details will come after results of an anonymous Doodle poll)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/24 x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/4/20

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University of Alabama (USA:AL) - Assistant Professor of English (Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama) - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Shakespeare and early modern drama, to begin August 16, 2020. The successful candidate will maintain a productive research agenda, teach in our graduate and undergraduate programs, and provide service to the department as appropriate. The successful candidate will play an active role in the Strode Program, a privately endowed program that promotes the study of early modern British literature and culture through symposia and lectures by distinguished scholars and financial support for graduate students. For more information about our program, department, and community, please visit our website, https://strode.english.ua.edu/. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Candidates for this position should visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The application will include the following documents: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of up to 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michelle Dowd, at englishoffice@ua.edu, with a subject line specifying the position being applied for. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary meetings by video conference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

Deadline: review of applications begins 1 November 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received: email confirmation that letters were received: 10/10, 11/11

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/22 (Skype) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/20

Offer accepted: 3/16

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University of Luxembourg (EU:Lux) - Asst. Prof. of English Studies (Early Modern )[edit | edit source]

The Assistant Professor will be a member of the Institute of English Studies within the research unit IPSE. S/he will ideally conduct research in three of the following areas:

- Early Modern English Literature and Culture 1500-1800

- Drama and Performance in Literary History and Theory

- Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

- Digital Humanities / Digital Teaching and Learning

The Assistant Professor will also participate in interdisciplinary research projects and the research network ‘Migration and Intercultural Studies (MIS)’ and the Institute for History in the areas of Early Modern Culture and Digital Humanities. Within this framework, they will be expected to work on:

- Literature in Intercultural Contexts

- Literature and Migration

Your Role

The Assistant Professor’s teaching obligations are in the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes – English Studies. S/he will complement and diversify the current course offer in the field of Literary Studies. S/he will teach courses covering 16th-18th century literature and culture (including Shakespeare Studies) and accompany students through project-design and the composition process. S/he will contribute to the programme’s advisory system (“Tutorat”).

S/he will be required to teach courses at all levels of the Bachelor programme (foundational, core, and elective). S/he will be required to take on tutoring, advising and supervision responsibilities within the context of a large cohort in the Bachelor programme; and will be actively involved in the conceptualisation and development of a drama track within the BCE: English Studies. The Assistant Professor will design and implement a series of lectures within the European Cultures minor of the programme.

Moreover, the Assistant Professor will contribute to the Doctoral School and will be expected to attract and supervise PhD candidates. In the long term, s/he will contribute to the potential development of the English track of the Master in Secondary Education.

Contact

Agnès Prüm

Research Unit IPSE

Telephone: (+352) 46 66 44 6383

Email: agnes.prum@uni.lu

Your Profile

•         PhD in literature, preferably Early Modern English Literature

•         At least three years of PostDoc experience in the field of English Literature

•         An excellent publication record

•         Experience in teaching at Bachelor and Master level, including composition and project design

•          Ability to work in a multilingual environment

•         A strong commitment to interdisciplinarity in teaching and research

Languages

The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and in one of the two official languages of Luxembourg: French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other official language and provides access to language courses to this end.

Further Information Applications

As part of the application process specifically for academic positions, please follow the instructions below.

Candidates are asked to send their full application (in French, German or English) ONLY via the following link:  http://ulsurvey.uni.lu/index.php/431443?lang=en

until 9 October 2019

including the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including information on external research funding acquired
  • Copies of diplomas
  • List of publications
  • Copies of recent publications (max. 5) relevant for the field in question
  • List of courses taught
  • List of three referees with their name, address and present position. Please indicate their relationship to you

to:

Prof. Dr. Georg Mein
Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

Deadline: 9 October 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Maine at Farmington (USA:Me) - Assistant Professor of English (Early Modern Literature and Digital Humanities) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Literature and Digital Humanities, beginning fall 2020. We seek candidates with a specialization in literature whose expertise lies squarely in the intersection between the literary world and the digital world and who are prepared to teach innovative and exciting literature courses in a liberal arts context. Specific DH courses might include Introduction to Digital Humanities and Digital Approaches to Literature, among others. Ability to teach a wide range of British literature courses preferred, including Shakespeare and other pre-1660 courses, along with an introductory course in literary analysis and interpretation and our first-year writing seminar (one section per year, limit sixteen students). Teaching load 3/3. Required: PhD or ABD (PhD required for tenure), evidence of excellence in college teaching, and an active research agenda. Please submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio by October 21, 2019. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christine Darrohn, at christine.darrohn@maine.edu. Initial interviews will be conducted by video conference.

Founded in 1864, UMF is an undergraduate public liberal arts college with an enrollment cap of 2000 students. It has consistently been rated one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, please visit www.umf.maine.edu. All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee training, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment. An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening. The University of Maine at Farmington is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Deadline: 21 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/10 x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview, 12/10 (for week of 12/16) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 1/22 -- I received notice from the search chair that they invited three candidates for campus interviews in February. They have also identified a couple people as alternates (I'm one of them) in the event that the first three candidates don't work out. So, if you haven't heard from them post-interview, then you might also be an alternate. There's no timeline right now for alternates, but I suspect we will hear back some time in March one way or the other.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA:Nv) - Asst. Prof., Early Modern Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at UNLV seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early Modern Literature with special competence in Shakespeare studies. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization and other literature courses required for the major. We invite applications from candidates with expertise in any7 subfield, and we are especially interested in strengths in one or more of the following areas: critical race studies, gender and sexuality, digital humanities, postcolonial studies, and global studies. The English Department of UNLV houses three journals and a literary review, The Ben Johnson Journal, MELUS, The Popular Culture Review, and Interim. The Department is closely affiliated with the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center that brings distinguished writers to campus for extended stays, and the publishes The Believer and Witness. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the most ethnically diverse campus in the United States and by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), UNLV is continually working to expand the diversity of its faculty. The Department of English is actively committed to promoting equity and, diversity, and seeks faculty whose teaching, research, writing, and life experiences will help to sustain and extend these core values.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Ph.D. in English or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on November 4, 2019, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Timothy Erwin, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

Deadline: 3 November 2019 (North American Mountain Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/10

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/14 x2 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/13, for late Jan x2

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/26

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

RE: Campus Visits

  • Any news yet of campus visit invitations? (12/2)
  • I haven't heard anything since the Skype interview (12/3)
  • Same here (12/3) though in my experience this is not a good sign!
  • Thanks to those of you who responded last week. Just reaching out one more time: I received a post-interview update last week from the chair indicating that campus visit invitations would likely be sent out this week. Did others receive such an e-mail, and has anyone heard anything since? (12/13)
  • I got the same message; have heard nothing since, and am assuming they have already contacted finalists, but it is possible that they've been delayed for some reason. (12/13)
  • Has an offer been made? (2/20)

RE: Submission Portal

  • Yikes, Workday is really not allowing this application process to be straightforward. Anyone have any insights about how to upload everything they're asking for as a single pdf under 5 MB and also how to include actual recommendation letters with the application? I'm stumped. (11/1)
  • Just combine all your docs into a single .pdf and upload it as 'Resume/CV' right at the start of the application.  As far as attaching actual letters of rec, I have no idea.  I went by the job ad and only attached a list of references that could be contacted.
  • It's a nightmare. I uploaded separate docs in the same place that held my previously uploaded CV--it was on the third or fourth page. I included a References list with the Interfolio email links. That's about as good as I can do. (11/2)
  • Thanks. Good to know multiple docs can be added to the CV area. 

University of Notre Dame (USA:In) - Open-Rank Professorship, Digital Humanities and Pre-Modern Studies[edit | edit source]

The College of Arts & Letters at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a professor of digital humanities and pre-modern studies at any rank. The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar in her or his field with a strong record of innovative research and teaching or, in the case of an appointment at the rank of assistant professor, a scholar with promise of excellence in research and teaching. The appointment will be made to the department in the college relevant to the successful candidate's research.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. (or the equivalent) in the humanities and a reputation of scholarly achievement sufficient for appointment in a relevant department in the College of Arts and Letters (Art History, Classics, English, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, Theology); a well-established reputation in digital humanities scholarship, with a specialization in any discipline of ancient, medieval, or early modern European/Mediterranean studies; and a successful record of external funding to support digital humanities research

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in her or his department of appointment and participate in the growing community of digital humanities scholars at Notre Dame. Potential for collaboration with Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute and its faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate programs is especially desirable. 

Application Instructions

All applicants are required to apply via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/68737

All applicants must submit a letter of interest and a C.V.

Junior candidates (ABD, postdoc, assistant professors) must submit a writing sample and a document containing the names and email addresses of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:

Prof. Thomas E. Burman
Chair, Digital Humanities/Pre-Modern Studies search committee
College of Arts and Letters
University of Notre Dame
tburman@nd.edu

Deadline: 14 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Has anyone heard anything since applying?

1/23 - nope. I suspect they want an Associate or Full Professor.

1/24 - the New Media and Digital Humanities wiki notes that a preliminary interview was scheduled on 12/20/19

University of Pennsylvania (USA:Pa) - Assistant Professor in Early Modern/Renaissance Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in any area of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century (early modern / Renaissance) literature. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests include: race, globality, gender, class, sexuality, and other emergent subfields examining the relationship between culture, identity, and embodiment. The position entails teaching two courses per semester; one graduate and three undergraduate courses are taught in a typical year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020; the Ph.D. is expected by that date. 

Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter, a two-page dissertation or book abstract, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

The Department values a culturally diverse intellectual community and is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence. (For more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Deadline: 16 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/7, email

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/9, Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Is this infact TT or a contract position (i.e. "4-year renewable")?
    • Answer: See first line of the job ad.

University of Pittsburgh (USA:Pa) - Assistant Prof. Early Modern Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The English Department of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from scholars working at the intersections of race, empire, and British/transatlantic literature during the early modern period. Related research fields might include (but are not limited to) media studies, the history of gender and sexuality, trans-reformation studies, poetics, drama and performance, history and philosophy of science, or environmental studies. Highly desirable are candidates who offer evidence of and/or proposals for innovative undergraduate teaching and who plan to contribute substantially to one or more of our four focal areas for graduate student research: "Race, Poetics, Empire," "Genealogies of Modernity," "Media and Material Practices," and "Children's Literature and Childhood Studies."

The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenure-stream Assistant Professor to start in August of 2020. Candidates must have the Ph.D. (or MFA) in English or closely related discipline in hand by the start of the appointment. The normal teaching load is 2/2. The University of Pittsburgh offers many opportunities for collaborative research as well as internal fellowships and grants from entities such as the Humanities Center and the interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program. We are members of the Newberry Library's Renaissance Studies Consortium, which has reciprocal privileges with the Folger Institute.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Applications must include the following submitted via Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/68345:

1) Cover letter

2) CV

3) A one- to two-page abstract of the dissertation or book project

4) A sample of scholarly writing, which might be a published article/chapter or an unpublished article/chapter;

5) Three letters of reference.

6) Statement of diversity (1-2 pp.) that demonstrates your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and service.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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Birkbeck, University of London (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in Seventeenth Century Literature (Visiting Asst. Prof. equiv.), 1 Year[edit | edit source]

An excellent opportunity for a Lecturer in Seventeenth Century Literature from 1 January 2020 to 13 December 2020.

The successful candidate will cover Professor Sue Wiseman during her British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship. You will be expected to contribute to teaching and convening across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English and the humanities. Duties will include contributions to BA and MA specialist teaching on Renaissance and Seventeenth Century writing and culture such as The Literature of Renaissance London (MA option) and broader survey modules such as the BA English level module Tragedy and other thematic and period-based modules in the Liberal Arts. You will also act as personal tutor (including for our first-year skills course Doing English), supervise Final Year Projects and MA Dissertation students, and take on administrative duties.

The successful candidate will likely have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or be close to completion, with teaching experience at HE level. Teaching experience at undergraduate degree level is essential. Teaching experience at postgraduate degree level and administrative experience are desirable. All of our teaching is research-led. Expertise in Seventeenth Century Literature including at least one high quality publication are essential. An interest in women’s writing and/or material culture may be an advantage. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the development of innovative approaches to teaching, as well as undertaking appropriate administrative duties.

Remuneration

The starting salary will be £38,594 per annum - Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact the Head of the Department of English. Theatre and Creative Writing, Professor Heike Bauer: h.bauer@bbk.ac.uk

Deadline: 20 September 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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Cardiff University (EU:UK:Wal) - Lecturer, English Literature (Early Modern Literature) (Darlithwyr Disglair), 18 months[edit | edit source]

The School

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy is a multi-discipline School that values critical rigour, creative thinking, and intellectual inquisitiveness.

We think across disciplines; are committed both to our location of culture and to internationalism; and ensure that our graduates are equipped for the world of work.

In each of our research areas we combine traditional scholarship with a record of innovative work. In the latest nationwide assessment of University research quality, we were ranked 10thfor English Language and Literature (which includes Creative Writing). In the same exercise, our Philosophy department was ranked 4th in the UK for research impact.

We celebrate ideas and conceptual strength, believing that high quality research in our disciplines can, in meaningful ways, enhance the world.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint an early-career Academic with expertise in the literatures of the early modern period. Knowledge of the drama of the period is essential, as is an ability to teach and offer supervision beyond that. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver teaching at both Undergraduate and Masters level, and have an emerging research profile, including publications of a quality commensurate with submission to REF2021.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), for a fixed term of 18 months.

For further details of this vacancy please contact Professor Martin Willis, Head of School on willism8@cardiff.ac.uk. Those with queries about the Disglair scheme are encouraged to contact Professor Claire Gorrara, Dean of Research Environment and Culture or Professor Kim Graham, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation on research@cardiff.ac.uk.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in early September. Specific dates will be provided after shortlisting.

Deadline: 17 August 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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King's College London (UK:Eng) - Lecturer, Academic Education Pathway (1 Year Visiting Asst. Prof. Equivalent) - Early Modern English Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English wishes to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature (Academic Education Pathway) for a period of 10 months from September 1 2019. This is a temporary post to cover maternity leave in the department. A UK Lecturer position is approximately equivalent to an Assistant Professor in the US system.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on a range of undergraduate modules. These are likely to include the first-year compulsory modules Reading Poetry and Early Modern Literary Cultures and second-year options including Comedy and Identity, Life of the Sonnet and Poetry of Revolution. The post-holder will be involved in personal tutoring and some academic administration and will also be expected to supervise undergraduate dissertations.  Depending on experience, the post-holder may also be involved in informal advising of research students. They will play a full part in the intellectual life of the Department, including departmental sessions on research, professional development and pastoral care.

This post will be offered on a 10 month fixed term contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent. The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview during week commencing June 24 2019

Professor Janet Floyd janet.floyd@kck.ac.uk 

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online . Please note that your materials should be in A4 format.

Source: Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 1 July 2019 (Midnight, UK Time)

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University of Nottingham (EU:UK:Eng) - Assistant Professor in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (Fixed-term)[edit | edit source]

The School of English is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (teaching focussed) to provide cover for a member of staff on British Academy funded research leave.

The successful candidate will undertake teaching in more than one of the areas of Old English, Middle English and early Modern English studies in the School of English, and will contribute more widely to the School’s teaching activities. 

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area of English language and literature, with expertise in the culture, history and literature of the period(s). A proven track record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on live and distance programmes is essential, covering some (preferably more than one) of the following topics: language, literature and culture of medieval and early Modern England; research methods in medieval studies. 

Further information about the School is available at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/English

This is a fixed-term post available from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered. Salary is £36261 to £39609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the head of Medieval Language and Literature, Dr Paul Cavill, email: paul.cavill@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

Deadline: 31 August 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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

Demographics[edit | edit source]

ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 1

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Contract, post-doc): 1

Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment):

Assistant Professor: 2

Associate Professor:

Full Professor:

Search Committee Member:

Lurker:

Total: 5 <--please remember to update total!

Genre[edit | edit source]

Please indicate which genre you primarily work in.

Drama: 4

Poetry:

Prose: 1

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