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See also English Literature 2019-2020 and American Studies 2019-2020

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Boston College (USA:Mass) - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture to 1865[]

The Boston College English Department seeks an Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture to 1865. This is a full-time tenure-track position with a 2/2 teaching load. PhD is required. Applications must be received via Interfolio by October 15, 2019, and should include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (up to 25 pages).

Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/65623

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/15 (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): email to schedule Zoom interview during MLA (12/11)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

California State University, San Francisco (USA:Ca) - Asst. Prof., Nineteenth-Century American literature[]

The Department of English Language and Literature at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Nineteenth-Century American literature beginning in August, 2020. 

We seek a colleague who can bring a global perspective to the teaching of Nineteenth-Century American literature, and whose secondary fields include critical theory and/or queer literatures. 

The Department of English Language and Literature serves a vibrant student population on a flagship CSU campus that reflects the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area. The department is comprised of four undergraduate majors (English Education, Literature, Linguistics and Professional Writing and Rhetoric), four M.A. programs, three minors, and three graduate certificate programs. More detailed information about the department’s programs can be found at https://english.sfsu.edu.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body;
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging;
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice;
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio;
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities:

The position requires undergraduate and graduate (M.A. level) teaching in Nineteenth-Century American literature, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, developing ongoing scholarly projects in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at https://english.sfsu.edu.

Qualifications: 

Required-
•Ph.D. in English or related field at the time of appointment
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students 

Preferred-
•Strong background in Nineteenth-Century American literature;
•Demonstrated ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in related fields; 
•Research and/or teaching interests in critical theory, LGBTQ studies, or queer literatures. 
•Teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body in multicultural setting are preferred 
•Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship;
•Experience teaching in the areas of: Nineteenth-Century American literature; critical theory; queer literatures; American literature in global perspective;
•Active record of scholarship engaging with Nineteenth-Century American literature.
•Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching and/or scholarship.
•Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities.
•Record of contributing to collegial, supportive, and collaborative work environments.

Rank and Salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application:

Application deadline is Friday November 8, 2019. Submit letter of intent, a current CV, a statement of how your scholarship aligns with the commitment of the English Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, two samples of scholarly work, a statement of your teaching philosophy or foundational teaching practices, and three letters of recommendation. Materials to be submitted to Dr. Gitanjali Shahani, SFSU Chair, Department of English Language and Literature (Attn: Lit Search Committee) at engsearch@sfsu.edu . Materials should be submitted as a single .pdf. Incomplete files will not receive full consideration.

Deadline: 8 November 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-8)

Acknowledgment received: 12/3: received an email asking me to complete a demographic survey. The email confirmed that all required materials had been submitted, and that the committee is still reviewing applications.

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): -1/23

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Email received re: Zoom interview (12/18)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

Lehman College - CUNY (USA: NY) - Assistant Professor, Early American Literature–Campus Interview Stage []

The Department of English at LEHMAN COLLEGE of The CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early American Literature, beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must have an active record of research and scholarship, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek a specialist in American Literature before 1900 whose research focuses on Anglo-American Literature (Colonial, Early National, and/or 19th-Century), Native American Studies, early African American Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Latin-American Writing, and/or intersections among these traditions. Comparative, multicultural, multilingual approaches are welcome, as is analysis of gender and sexuality or environmental modalities. We welcome scholars whose work explores the genealogy of the American literary and cultural present, ideally with a comparativist perspective that reflects the diverse histories of our students.


In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in early and nineteenth-century American literature, the successful candidate will be expected to teach core English Department literature courses, as well as general education and composition courses. The candidate will also be expected to be an active scholar (via conference presentations, journal articles, and book publication) and to provide service to the department, college, and university through advising, committee membership, and administrative assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.
Professorial ranks at Lehman teach 18 hours (6 courses) per year. Teaching is reduced for untenured professorial faculty by eight courses over the first five years for scholarly development. Lehman College and CUNY funding is available through competitive grants for research, travel, and professional development. All faculty are encouraged to seek external funding.

Lehman College is a senior college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system that prides itself on its commitment to public urban higher education. Located in the Bronx, the College serves its diverse student body of more than 15,000 students by providing a liberal arts education that prepares them for employment, graduate study, and the professions. In 2018, Lehman was ranked 3rd in the U.S. among four-year public institutions for economic mobility for students, and 1st in the U.S. among Hispanic-Serving Institutions with high extended upward income mobility rates.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant department with an increasing number of majors and minors and a nationally recognized faculty. One of nine departments in the School of Arts and Humanities, English values its ties with sibling departments – such as African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Journalism and Media Studies – while it also serves the larger College through courses in First-Year Composition, General Education, and Writing-in-the-Disciplines (for majors in Natural and Social Sciences and in Health Sciences). English students specialize in Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and (at the M.A. level) Writing and Rhetoric.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field in hand by the commencement of the appointment on August 26, 2020. Also required are the proven ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION
Salaries are commensurate with education and experience and they are subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule: http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract/psc-cuny-contract-salary-schedule.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY
Go to: https://cuny.jobs/lehman-college/new-jobs/
Click on the position announcement
Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the application instructions.
Candidates must attach the following four documents: a curriculum vitae (that includes three professional references – name, title, organization, and contact information); a cover letter; evidence of teaching excellence; and a dissertation abstract or book prospectus.=== CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Deadline: October 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (13x)

Rejection (no interview): 1/8, 2/10

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview scheduled on 12/17 for 01/06 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Interview scheduled on 01/23 for the first week of February.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

Any news, post-interview? 1/16

Still nothing here post-interview (01/21)

Nothing here post-interview either (01/23)

That makes three of us. I'll update you if I hear anything (1/23) 

Contacted for campus visit (1/23 via phone)

Roger, congrats!

Any updates, post-campus visits? (02/27)

MacEwan University - (CA: AB) - Assistant Professor, American Literature before 1900[]

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts & Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in English at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or evidence of near completion) with a focus on American literature prior to 1900 and preferred expertise in one of the following areas: poetry, drama, or critical theory and its histories (for example, postcolonialism, race/gender theory, disability studies, ecocriticism), particularly as they have shaped the study of American literature prior to 1900. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, present an ongoing research plan, and provide evidence of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level, including an ability to teach first-year English courses, courses in American literature, and special-topics courses in their areas of expertise.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, academic curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, a sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts, along with the names and contact information of three professional referees. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. P. Farvolden, Chair, English (farvoldenp@macewan.ca)

Deadline: 3 February 2020

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: 

Missouri Southern State University - Assistant Professor - American Literature before 1865[]

Missouri Southern State University invites applications for a tenure-track full-time assistant professor of English specializing in American literature before 1865, beginning fall of 2020 in Joplin, Missouri. The successful candidate will teach twelve credit hours per semester in literature and composition classes, serve the institution, and pursue a research agenda.

The position requires a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level; a record of successful scholarly community engagement is also welcome. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in English before August 1, 2020.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting mssu.edu/jobs . Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Applications review will begin on October 8 and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

MSSU’s vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for students and offers a collaborative and diverse workplace that fosters global perspectives. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (2x) [11/22] not sure if this counts as a rejection (I assume it does), but I just got the following email:

The search committee for the assistant professorship in American literature before 1865 at Missouri Southern has chosen campus visitors, and I’m sorry to say that you are not among them. However, as indicated in the advertisement, this position is open until filled. All qualified candidates are still eligible until we hire, but I wanted to inform you of the progress of the search.

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 11/21

Campus interview scheduled: 11/21 for January

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

National Taiwan University (TWN) - Open Rank Professor - Early American Literature[]

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 Three—American Literature. One full-time position preferably in the following fields: 

  • 20th-Century American Literature
  • Early American Literature

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:

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:

Plattsburgh State College (SUNY) - (USA: NY) - Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century American Literature[]

The Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in American Literature, with specialization in the nineteenth century, and a view toward expanding the traditional canon to include important and previously marginalized writers and perspectives, to begin August 2020. Competence/interest in specialized genre/topics/authors within this period is expected. Teaching responsibilities include foundational courses in literary study, upper-level courses for majors, composition courses, and general education literature courses for non-majors. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education and teacher training. It is expected that the person appointed to this role will demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world. Therefore, we value faculty who can bring expertise in those areas. The successful candidate may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format. The School of Arts & Sciences provides excellence in learning opportunities for all students at SUNY Plattsburgh through a core liberal arts education. We develop students who can think critically, have mastered their discipline, can communicate effectively, and are broadly educated.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials received by January 6 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, teaching philosophy, writing sample, contact information for three professional references, and three letters of recommendation. Reference letters should be sent by Interfolio or referee to Dr. Elaine Ostry (ostryem@plattsburgh.edu). Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

Deadline: 6 January 2020 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview on Jan. 18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Anyone hear anything about this yet? [1/29]

I haven't heard anything, interested if anyone else has? [2/15]

I had a phone interview on 1/18. Never heard back after that. [2/15]

Södertörn University (SWE) - Senior lecturer in English - American Literature Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

English at Södertörn University is taught as a freestanding subject but is also included in degree programmes: MEG (Media, English and Globalisation) and Teacher Education with an Intercultural Profile. We conduct teaching and research in the English language, as well as the literature, society and cultural heritage of this linguistic area. Proficiency training in English is included in many of our courses. Language and culture are also studied from postcolonial and multicultural perspectives.

Senior lecturer in English, specialising in American literature

Job description The position includes teaching, supervision, and responsibility for courses and course development at first and second cycle levels (Bachelor’s and Master’s levels). A significant amount of teaching focuses on Teacher Education.

Basic Qualifications An individual is qualified for employment as Senior Lecturer if he/she has proven teaching skills and possesses a doctorate in English, specializing in American literature or has the equivalent scholarly expertise or other professional skills that are of significance to the position’s demands and job description. Teaching is primarily conducted in English, but the applicant is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within the first two years of employment.

Coursework or training in higher education teaching, or the equivalent, is advantageous.

Please refer to item 2.2.1 in Södertörn University’s Appointments Procedure, which is available at sh.se/ledigajobb.

Grounds for assessment The grounds for assessment when employing a senior lecturer is the degree of expertise required to be eligible for the position. Scholarly expertise is demonstrated through research. Pedagogical expertise must be demonstrated through documented experience of conducting and developing courses and a written presentation of the applicant’s pedagogical approach. Applicants must also have the personal skills necessary to meet the demands of the position. Please refer to items 2.2.2 and 2.2.3 of Södertörn University’s Appointments Procedure, which is available at sh.se/ledigajobb.  

Scholarly and educational expertise will be given equal priority.

For this position, in addition to the basic qualifications detailed above, the following grounds for assessment have also been decided (in order of importance):

The items below must be documented.

Research in English in the fields of subject didactics or educational studies, specialising in literary studies
Experience of teaching and/or research specialising in intercultural perspectives
Experience of teaching in Teacher Education programmes
Good cooperation skills
Research focusing on the years 1600-1900

Employment 
The position is full-time and until further notice, start date as agreed. The university may apply a six-month probationary period.

Applications Applications must be written in English as they may be reviewed by international external experts. Application deadline: July 1, 2019.

Observe that:
- Publications referred to must be attached to the application.
- An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.
- On the website sh.se/vacantpositions there is a template for applications that the applicant needs to follow.

Additional information Head of Department Christine Farhan, tel +46 (0)8 608 4106
Subject representative Sheila Ghose, tel +46 (0)8 608 4539
Recruitment Coordinator Anna Mustelin, tel +46 (0)8 608 4549

Apply here (scroll down for English text): https://www.sh.se/ledigajobb?rmpage=job&rmjob=2533

Source: Academic Positions

Deadline: 1 July 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+1)

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:

University of California, Los Angeles (USA:Ca) - Early American Literature Assistant Professor[]

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in early American literatures and cultures (pre-1800). Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) Indigenous studies, colonialism and contact, Atlantic world studies, hemispheric American Studies, gender and race, early African American studies, and multilingual approaches. We welcome applications that link the study of early American literatures and cultures to interdisciplinary research areas such as disability studies, environmental humanities, law and literature, media studies, food studies, medical humanities, digital humanities or urban humanities.

We particularly invite candidates whose research engages deeply with the collections of The Huntington Library. During the first five years of employment, appointees whose research interfaces with Huntington Library collections will have up to two years of full-time research as a fellow in residence at The Huntington (the second year subject to approval).

Candidates must have a PhD in hand by June 30, 2020 and submit the documents listed below via UCLA Recruit by October 20, 2019.https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/analyst/recruitments/JPF04847

Document Requirements:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae 
• Dissertation Abstract
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion which describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document. https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/

• Writing Sample (max. 6,000 words not including footnotes)
• 3 Reference Letters

We want you to be aware that effective April 22, 2013, UCLA is a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please view the policy at: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/UCLA_tobacco_free_task_force?sectionid=8710.

Deadline: 20 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom (emailed Nov. 27)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18 (for winter 2020)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: April 21 (declined May 29)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Merced (USA:Ca) - Assistant Professor of 19th-Century American Poetry[]

The Department of Literatures and Languages at UC Merced is seeking to hire a faculty member at the Assistant (tenure-track) level in 19th-Century American Poetry. Candidates in all areas of 19th-Century American Poetry are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants who research and teach environmental literature and eco-criticism; critical race studies; indigenous studies; feminist theory; and/or engage with writers or areas traditionally marginalized in the academy.

This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join the faculty at the newest University of California campus and to engage in long-term program building. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and teach effectively in the undergraduate English Program and Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate program. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in literature, English, or a closely related field by the position start date and a strong record of publication.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than October 4, 2019 in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a writing sample that is either a journal article or book chapter; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.  For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 18, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Professor Matthew Kaiser, matthew.kaiser@ucmerced.edu.

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF00857.

Deadline: 4 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/4 via Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (USA:Hi) - Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature[]

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, full-time, tenure-track (position number 88222) in Nineteenth Century American Literature, beginning Fall 2020; position contingent upon clearance and availability of funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: teach M.A.- and Ph.D.-level courses in field of specialization; teach introductory and upper division courses in literature and composition; advise students; publish in area(s) of specialization; participate in departmental and university service; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or comparable specialization from a college or university of recognized standing (ABD will be considered, but all requirements for degree must be completed by August 2020); dissertation and/or publications in the field of specialization; evidence of scholarly activity in the field of specialization; strong commitment to and demonstrated success in teaching and service; and demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience and ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: Indigenous/Native American Literatures; Children’s Literature; Chicanx/Latinx Literature; early 20th Century American literature; Global/Comparative Race Studies; and/or Life Writing.

Salary: commensurate with credentials and experience. To Apply: see the full ad: https://tinyurl.com/y5ldycyw.

Deadline: Nov 23 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (11/25/19 — came in my junk folder at 1:00 AM and certainly wasn't expecting anything this quickly, so make sure y'all take a look)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/9 Skype interview. x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: emailed to schedule 12/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of North Alabama (USA:Al) - Assistant Professor of Early American Literature & Folklore[]

The English department at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in early American literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. We especially welcome candidates with a sub-specialty in folklore. Competitive salary commensurate with degree, rank, and experience. The position is open until filled; however, application review begins on November 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a dedication to teaching excellence and a commitment to an active program of scholarship and research. Primary teaching assignments may include first-year composition courses, the early American literature survey, and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate areas of expertise. All faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load with regular reductions for teaching graduate courses. Participation in college service and student advisement will be expected.

The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama. Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.

This position is expected to begin in the Fall of 2020.

Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, required. College teaching experience is required.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/5307. Applications will only be accepted online. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list at the time of application. Transcripts and three letters of reference are also required, but may be submitted at a later date. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will cause a delay in response.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted 9 September 2019)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Request to schedule Zoom Interview (12/16) (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - Assistant Professor, Transatlantic American/British Literature, 19th and/or 18th century[]

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in transatlantic American/British literature with an emphasis on the 19th and/or 18th century. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor on the tenure track in the Department of English and Comparative Literature (ECL). The course load is two courses per semester (2/2); faculty teach one graduate course every two years. The position will begin July 1, 2020, and the annual salary is $68K.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field (doctorate must be in hand by date of appointment) and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching

Desired qualifications: We favor candidates who can contribute to UNC’s  academic mission as a public institution, especially through commitment to diversity of perspective, intercultural understanding, and engagement with local resources and communities. Candidates working across disciplines are encouraged to apply: e.g. health humanities, science & literature, environmental humanities, law & literature.

The Department of ECL is committed to finding an exceptional teacher/scholar who brings energy and a fresh perspective to their research, pedagogy, and service. A successful candidate can expect to design a range of courses for undergrads and graduate students, including survey courses, special topics, and research seminars. Faculty at all levels mentor students and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department.

UNC-CH is the flagship of a strong state university system comprised of 17 campuses across North Carolina; neighbor institutions within 25 miles include Duke University, NC State University, NC Central University, Meredith College. Chapel Hill is a vibrant college town near the Research Triangle economic hub and 20 minutes from RDU international airport.

The Department of English and Comparative Literature enthusiastically supports UNC-CH’s diversity policy, which affirms that the “University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals' abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University's policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status…”

To apply: please submit application, letter, CV, writing sample (6,000 words max), teaching statement (500 words max), diversity statement (500 words max), four letters of recommendation, and official graduate transcript  if available to https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/170522 .

Priority deadline for applications: October 25, 2019. We hope to make an offer as early as December 20, 2019.

Deadline: 25 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/17 x2

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Tennessee, Martin (USA:Tn) - Assistant Professor of English, American Literature beginnings to American Civil War[]

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialization in American Literature from the beginnings to the American Civil War. Secondary specialization in Southern Literature or Women’s Literature highly desirable. PhD in English by August 1, 2020.  The successful candidate must also demonstrate interest and ability in teaching first-year writing courses. 12 hour teaching load per semester. The University of Tennessee at Martin has traditional tenure requirements in teaching, research, and service, with primary focus on quality teaching.  Review of applications begins on November 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Apply only online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php and click faculty vacancies.  Applicants must also attach letter of application, teaching philosophy statement, transcripts, and current vita.  See position description at http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/fac_emp.php.  A standard background check report will be conducted before the candidate is hired as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus of The University of Tennessee system with a population of approximately 7,300 students. The main campus is located in Northwest Tennessee about 125 miles northeast of Memphis, 150 miles northwest of Nashville and 60 miles north of Jackson. Educational Outreach teaching centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, and Selmer, and dual-enrollment course offerings in Tennessee high schools, bring UT Martin academic programs to people across West Tennessee. UT Martin is home to UT Online, the University of Tennessee’s online programs for both undergraduate and graduate education. UT Martin's investment in its faculty and instructional technology is helping to ensure that the university's graduates are prepared to meet the challenges in an international economy. The state-of-the-art Instructional Technology Center, located in the Paul Meek Library, brings instructional technology capacity to all university faculty members.

Deadline: 17 November 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/10

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): (12/13) Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Has anyone heard anything after first round interviews?


-1/22- Nothing over here. I remember them mentioning that they were meeting to decide on campus interview on the 9th? or maybe the 19th? Anyway, nothing yet.

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