Page for Academic Positions in English Literature (and related fields) that start in 2019.

Last year's page: English Literature 2017-2018

In addition to the MLA JIL, jobs may be posted at The Chronicle of Higher Education,, Inside Higher Ed, H-Net, Academic Careers Online and HERC.

From the MLA JIL: 2018–19 Listings: The JIL database will reopen for searching on 10 September.

Salary information for AY 2019-2020 available at English Lit Salaries 2019-2020

Salary information from past job seasons available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2018-2019, English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017 and English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016.

You can add / view information about publishing in literary studies journals at Literary Studies Journals.

British/Anglophone LiteratureEdit


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Irish Literature

American/North American LiteratureEdit

Early and 19th-Century American

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Ethnic American Literature (including Latino/a/x, Asian American, Native American Literatures)

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Canadian Literature

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Children's and Young Adult Lit. / English Education / Primary and Secondary Literacy

Community Colleges

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Generalist and Open

Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019


New Media and Digital Humanities

Queer/Women's/Gender Studies


Theatre / Drama