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

Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature (Romantic Era to present) - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE [edit | edit source]

The Arkansas State University Department of English, Philosophy, and World Languages seeks the hiring of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in British Literature to begin in Fall 2019. The ideal candidate will also have experience or interest in Digital Humanities initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In addition to maintaining a research agenda and meeting reasonable campus service expectations, this colleague will be able to successfully teach British literature from the romantic era (late eighteenth century) to the present. While we prefer a scholar of either romantic or modern literature, the position requires a generalist to cover literature written over two-hundred plus years, including the Victorian, Edwardian, postwar, postmodern, and contemporary British eras.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise (via publication or teaching) in British literature from the late eighteenth century to the near-present. Demonstrated knowledge of current literary theories (gender studies, postcolonialism, poststructuralism, etc.) are advantageous for the position.
  • Experience and interest in teaching a wide range of British literature classes over a large time span.
  • Experience or interest in Digital Humanities initiatives.

Other:

A-State offers an English major, a Writing Studies minor, and a Master's of English. Faculty teach an array of courses from the freshman to MA levels. These include general education, lower-and upper-level major courses, and MA/MSE courses. Teaching load of faculty is normally twelve hours per semester. Pre-tenure faculty may receive a three hour reassignment for research.

The Arkansas State public research university system serves 21,000 students, 14,000 of whom are at the Jonesboro campus, and many of whom are first-generation college students from rural backgrounds. The university is committed to quality teaching, including small class sizes, well-equipped classrooms, and the largest library in Arkansas. Jonesboro is an agricultural and industrial town in northeast Arkansas, about 70 miles from Memphis.

Qualified candidates should submit electronically:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three references

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in English with a specialization in romantic, modern, or related literature by August 2019.

HigherEdJobs

Closing Date: April 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  Zoom interview 4/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:


  • Any movement on this one?   

MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE, Medicine Hat, Alberta-OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

Instructor, General Education & English

Competition Number: 119062 Type: Faculty
Closing Date: April 15, 2019 Category: Full-time Temporary (full-time regular [equivalent of tenure at Canadian college] after completion of 2yr probationary term)

Division of Arts, Education and Business at Medicine Hat College invites applications for the position of a full-time Instructor of  General Education/Liberal Education and English.  Commencing July 1, 2019, this position is subject to successful completion of a two-year probationary term. 

The appointment is continuous in the multidisciplinary department of Humanities and Social Sciences, whose members represent the  main liberal arts subject areas. The department is also home to the General Education subject area, an area of interdisciplinary studies  where courses that are core to ourdegrees in Business and Education are offered on campus in collaboration with Mount Royal University.  Responsibilities accompanying this position will consist of teaching courses in English Literature & Composition, teaching courses in the Liberal Education Stream at the College, contributing to course/program development, and maintaining scholarly activity consistent with  program requirements.

  • Ph.D. in English is required – experience teaching Romantic or Victorian literature is desired.
  • Prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level would be a definite asset
  • Additional background or experience in any one of the following areas would also be considered an asset: 
    cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, political science, women’s/gender studies, or history.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic and collaborative, student focused team
  • Strong passion and commitment to learners and learning


Known for our focus on students - and our innovative and collaborative nature – Medicine Hat College proudly serves over 8,000 learners each year. Committed to the communities of southeastern Alberta, Medicine Hat College is a learner-focused provider of quality education, training, and services. Operating with a culture of excellence and numerous benefits, the College is a great place to work, learn and grow. MHC is a proud member of Campus Alberta and welcomes partnership to benefit our students and communities. To learn more visit www.mhc.ab.ca.

Please provide your curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three professional references along with a cover letter quoting competition #119062.  Applications can be sent to hr@mhc.ab.ca. Deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 2019.

Submit your application by one of the following methods:

  • Email (You can select the "Apply Now" button below.) Please send your application as an attachment in either .doc, .docx, .pdf or .rtf formats (only).
  • In person.
  • Canada Post.

Applications will not be accepted via fax

Medicine Hat College
Human Resources
299 College Drive S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6
E-mail: hr@mhc.ab.ca

This position will require the successful candidate to present a valid Police Information/Criminal Record Check.

Medicine Hat College is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Only applicants being granted an interview will be contacted. All others are thanked for their interest.

Deadline: 15 April' 2019 '​​​​ (​Mountain Time; inquire at hr@mhc.ab.ca for specific time deadline)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype Interview Scheduled 22 April 2019

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 21 May 2019

NOTES:

  • Thank you to whoever clarified the "Canadian equivalent of tenure" detail above.  Salary tables can be found under the "Current Faculty Association Contract" link here for those who are interested:  https://www.mhc.ab.ca/employees/facultyassociation

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University of Lublin (POL) - Assistant Professor in the Department of Anglo-Irish Literature (British Victorian Literature)[edit | edit source]

Requirements:

  • a doctoral degree in LiteraryStudies with the specialization in British literature
  • documented record of research in British literary studies, especially in British Victorian and Neo-Victorian literature, including women's issues.
  • documented record of organizational achievements
  • documented record of participation in international conference (in Poland and abroad)
  • documented record of publication in journals and multi-author monographs
  • documented record of at least one article in a journal from the A, B, or C list of the Ministry of Higher education published after 2016
  • documented record of experience in teaching college-level courses, including courses in practical English and literary studies
  • a letter of recommendation from the department chair or a faculty member holding the Doktor Habilitowanydegree outlining the applicant's suitability for teaching and, in the case of an applicant who is not holding the Doktor Habilitowany degree, outlining also the applicant's perspectives of earning the degree of Doktor Habilitowany
  • an applicant who is not holding the Doktor Habilitowany degree must present an outline of the Habilitation dissertation or research project leading to the degree of Doktor Habilitowany within the stipulated time
  • documented record of effort made to obtain external funds for research activity

II. Application Documents

  • application letter addressed to the Rector of UMCS
  • authenticated copy of the doctoral diploma
  • personal data form and a resume or CV
  • list of publications
  • list of research, teaching, and organizational achievements
  • statement of elligibility under Article 113 of the Higher Education Act of 20 July 2018 (Dz.U. [Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2018, item 1668)
  • declaration that UMCS will be the primary employer
  • consent regarding the processing of the personal data in accordance with Art 6, Point 1.a of the directive of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 concerning the protection of legal person in the context of personal data processing and the free transfer of such data as well as the repeal of the 95/46/WE directive (general personal data protection act);
  • a letter of recommendation from the department chair and/or a faculty member holding the Doktor Habilitowany degree outlining the applicant's suitability for teaching and, in the case of an applicant who is not holding the Doktor Habilitowany degree,also outlining the applicant's perspectives of earning the degree of Doktor Habilitowany;
  • documented outline of the Habilitation dissertation or research project leading to the degree of Doktor Habilitowany within the stipulated time.

APPLICATION SHOULD BE MAILED TO:

Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej
Dziekanat Wydziału Humanistycznego, pok. 034
pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 4A, 20-031 Lublin

Deadline: 4 January 2019 ​​​​ (​22:59 h / 10:59 pm Central European Time)

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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Molloy College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Renaissance OR 19th c. British Literature - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Molloy College seeks applications for an approved tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in either Renaissance or nineteenth-century British literature. We are especially interested in candidates evidencing innovative approaches to interdisciplinary studies investigating topics such as gender, race, or media ecology; experience in digital humanities and online/hybrid teaching is highly desirable. Position to start in September 2019.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English by August 15, 2019. Excellence in teaching is required; publication record and ongoing research agenda are preferred.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Statement, and three letters of recommendation to humanresources@molloy.edu or mail to:

The Office of Human Resources
Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue, PO Box 5002,
Rockville Centre, NY 11571

Application deadline is January 7, 2019

The English Department of Molloy College fosters close reading, whereby a student must examine in detail at least one major author in the tradition, in addition to Shakespeare; study in depth of a specific period in the history of the literature in question; and learn the appropriate critical language for assessing the genres that make up the tradition.

Molloy College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  Zoom, 1/29 (From Renaissance page)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Oxford, Pembroke College (UK) - Tutorial Fellow and Professor or Associate Professor of English Language and Literature[edit | edit source]

Salary range: £47,263 to £63,463 p.a. (plus £8,230 p.a. College housing allowance – or alternatively free College accommodation, subject to availability). If awarded the title of full Professor, a further salary payment of £2,754 p.a. is payable from the University. 

Places of work: Pembroke College, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DW; and Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UL 

Pembroke College, Oxford, and the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford are recruiting a Tutorial Fellow and Professor or Associate Professor of English, with effect from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The area of specialization for this post is 19th-century literature in English, in particular from 1830 onwards. Interests in global and imperial, transnational, and cosmopolitan literatures from the regions beyond the British Isles are specifically encouraged. 

Applications are invited from candidates who are active researchers of outstanding ability. The successful candidate will be required to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures and supervision. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following papers: the introductory first-year courses, ‘Literature in English 1830 – 1910’ and ‘Literature in English 1910 – present day’; and the second- and third-year advanced course, ‘Literature in English 1760-1830’. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching ‘Introduction to English Language and Literature’ in the first-year course. The ability to teach additional advanced papers would be an advantage.  For further information about these courses and a full list of papers, see: https://www.english.ox.ac.uk/course-structure 

Candidates should hold a doctorate in English or a closely related subject, or be close to completion (and will need to have submitted their doctorate before taking up the post). Candidates should also have the ability to undertake pastoral and administrative responsibilities as required by the College and Faculty. The appointment will be a permanent post (after initial probation).

The Further Particulars for this post and details on how to apply are available from the College website: http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/about-pembroke/vacancies . This is a College vacancy and the University terms and conditions displayed elsewhere on this site do not apply. 

Applications should be submitted by email to academic.office@pmb.ox.ac.uk by 12 noon (GMT) on Monday 7th January 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Pembroke College and the University of Oxford are Equal Opportunities Employers.

Deadline: 7 January 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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19th c. British Lit. (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[edit | edit source]

Duquesne University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th C. British Literature - SEARCH CANCELLED[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Duquesne University seeks a specialist in 19th Century British Literature at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), to begin in the fall of 2019. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in their field of interest, upper-division courses in Romantic and Victorian literature across genres, and the second half of the undergraduate British Literature Survey. Secondary areas of interest that are particularly desirable include film studies, women's and gender studies, poetics, and writing (including creative writing). Candidates should also have experience teaching first-year writing.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field by Aug. 15, 2019. Scholarship or the strong promise of scholarship is required for consideration. Excellent teaching and the publication of peer-reviewed research is necessary for both tenure and promotion. Successful candidates must be able and willing to teach and work with MA and PhD students. Salary and benefits are competitive.

The Duquesne University Department of English and Theater Arts ( https://duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/academic-programs/english) offers a B.A. major in English with concentrations in Literary Studies and Writing and a B.A. major in Theater Arts; undergraduate minors in English, Theater Arts, Creative Writing, and Film Studies; and energetic and innovative M.A. and Ph.D. programs. In addition, the English department and its faculty contribute to other university programs such as the University Core Curriculum, Women's and Gender Studies, the Honors College, World Literature, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and African Studies.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC ( http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Candidates should be prepared to address ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our institution and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Full consideration will be given to applications received by Oct. 13, 2018 that include a CV and cover letter addressing how the applicant's career goals align with the integration of teaching and research at Duquesne, sent to http://apply.interfolio.com/53703.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/24 (x5)

Rejection (no interview):  11/6 (x4); 12/4 (x1)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/29 (x4; scheduled for 12/12 by phone but might change to by Skype or by ZOOM; committee is trying to decide)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/20 (x1)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/17 (x1)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This job appears to have been deleted from Interfolio and HigherEdJobs.com. Anybody heard anything about what happened? Internal hire? Canceled funding?
  • Position reposted 8/24/18. Updated above. Deadline now Oct. 13
  • This job has an inside candidate who has been working in the department on an Instructor line. The position is likely to go to her. (information from several network connections)
  • So much for the rumor mill:  just received an email that the position is cancelled! 

Hampden-Sydney College (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th C. British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a tenure-track full-time Assistant Professor of English specializing in 19th century British literature, beginning August 2019. A secondary specialty in early modern or medieval literature is desirable. The successful candidate will teach seven courses in literature and composition. Candidates should hold a Ph.D by time of employment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference by Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/54690. Address letter to Professor Nathaniel Perry, Chair, Department of English, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries may be sent to nperry@hsc.edu. Review of files will begin Friday, November 9, 2018, and initial interviews will be conducted via Skype. Department’s website can be viewed here.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling over 1000 students, located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): ZOOM interview request 12/7 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 1 (announced by their new faculty member in her Twitter feed)

NOTES:

Have any interviewees heard anything yet?


^^ Seconding this query - has anyone heard an update since the Zoom interviews last month?

Oklahoma State University (OK) - TT Assistant Professor of 19th-C British and Anglophone Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in British and Anglophone literature and culture of the long nineteenth century. Applicants focusing in any genre, critical approach, historical period, or across fields of the long nineteenth century are welcome. The faculty member would teach two courses a semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and conduct research in their field of specialization. The English Department, and College of Arts and Sciences provide ample opportunities to define an individual research agenda. Like all members of the English faculty, this person would help to fulfill Oklahoma State’s land-grant mission of attracting and supporting a diverse student body. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2018. We will continue, however, to accept applications until the position has been filled. Candidates who will have completed their PhD by Fall 2019 should submit letter of application detailing their current research and their teaching philosophy, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript, through Interfolio using this link http://apply.interfolio.com/54670.

This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity and the employment of qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled by email, 11/20 (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/12 (by email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Ryerson University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Nineteenth-Century Transnational Literature - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

Equity at Ryerson University

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

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

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

How to apply?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MLA JIL 10/05/18

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Reference Letters Requested 11/22 x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled by e-mail, 11/21 x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/1 x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 

NOTES:

Romanticism (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[edit | edit source]

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English: British Romanticism/Long 18th Century - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in transatlantic Romanticism and British literatures of the long 18th century. We are particularly interested in candidates who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate should be able to teach a range of courses, including introductory and capstone classes and theme-based seminars in addition to courses in the field of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Africana and global studies.

Normal teaching load is five courses per year, including one writing-intensive course each semester and regular participation in Skidmore’s First Year Experience program. All professors are expected to participate fully in the life of the college, including advising, faculty governance, and department activities. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Ph.D. is required at the time of employment.

To ensure full consideration, application should be received by October 15, 2018.

All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held via video conferencing in early January. Individuals from underrepresented groups and who have experience teaching students from a diverse range of backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

To learn more about and apply for this position, please visit us online at: http://careers.skidmore.edu

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore’s faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduates from some 47 states and 46 countries.

You can apply for this position online at https://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/2132

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview scheduled 11/28 x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor in Romantic Literature - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago invites specialists in British Romantic literature (1780-1830) to apply for an entry-level tenure track assistant professorship. Applications from scholars who specialize in poetry, women's writing, and Romantic aesthetics will be especially welcome. Successful applicants will have their Ph.D. in hand by October 31st, 2018.

Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, an abstract of the dissertation or book project, and a 20-25 page writing sample at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 03899: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu.

Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Additional materials (including letters of reference) will be solicited after the initial application.

Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

MLA JIL 9/28/18

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request for reference letters 12/3 x 1; second writing sample requested 12/11 x 1

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 x 3

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of North Texas (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - British Romanticism -REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL MATERIALS[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at The University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in British Romanticism, with an emphasis on poetry. Secondary fields of interest include but are not limited to Victorian poetry, gender and sexuality, race and empire, the medical humanities, and ecocriticism. We seek a dedicated scholar and innovative educator eager to work with a highly diverse student body. Normal teaching load is 2/2, with regular opportunities to teach upper-division and graduate courses. Considerable research and travel support is available. Review of applications will begin 11/1/18.

Located in the rapidly growing and culturally vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth area, UNT is a Tier One public research university; our department offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in literature and creative writing and houses the journals Studies in the Novel and American Literary Review.

University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a concentration in British Romanticism or Ph.D. in closely related field; a strong record of teaching; and a burgeoning record of scholarly publication required.

Area of Specialty: British Romanticism

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins: 11-01-2018

Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, Example of Professional Writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Send three letters of reference to Professor Jacqueline Vanhoutte, Interim Chair, Department of English, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX, 76203-5017.

Online App. Form: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=184589

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  11/7

Rejection (no interview): 3/1 (via email); said they selected another candidate to fill the position

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word? (12/3)
  • It's been quiet on my end.  Almost too quiet... (12/3) 
  • I received a request for teaching evaluations and evidence that my forthcoming work is forthcoming on Nov. 7, but didn't post it here because no one else had posted anything and because I thought it was probably specific to my situation, which is a bit unusual (further along and at a university that is failing). No word since then, though, so they are either still thinking or have decided to go with people not on the wiki.
  • Hey, any news that isn't a rejeciton is good news!
  • So ... still no interview requests?
  • Did this get scuttled, or did someone land it behind the scenes? 
  • 1/14: I heard they've invited 3 finalists for campus visits. 

University of Stirling (UK) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Scottish Literature (Romanticism)[edit | edit source]

The University of Stirling seeks to make a full-time, open ended appointment at Grade 8/9 in Scottish Literature.

We are seeking to appoint a creative scholar in Scottish Literature. This academic will have proven ability to deliver world-leading and internationally recognised research, a track-record of productive involvement in both internal and external networks, and capacity to develop collaborative research ventures with other disciplines and sectors.

At Stirling, the Scottish Studies Network draws in colleagues from Literature and Languages, History and Politics, and Communications, Media and Culture, and caters for cross-disciplinary exploration, through scholarly and creative work, of issues of national and international concern in Scotland. The appointee will be able to develop the momentum already established by the Network and build on a recent track-record of outward-facing events and successful grant-funded initiatives. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area of English Studies relevant to the post and with existing research specialisms in areas of Scottish Literature that complement areas of strategic importance for Scottish Literature within the Division. These include: 

  • Scottish literary movements situated within relevant intellectual, historical, religious and philosophical contexts
  • Interplay between modern and historical literary, cultural and political developments
  • Critical explorations of Scottish canonicity, representation and literary history
  • Theoretical approaches to literary identity, e.g. drawing on feminist, post-colonial or post national theory

Description of Duties

The successful candidate will be required to teach on a variety of cross-period modules in the undergraduate English programme, to contribute to postgraduate teaching on the MLitt in Scottish Literature, to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, and to attract, recruit and supervise PhD students in relevant fields. Teaching expertise in Romanticism would be advantageous. In addition they will take a leadership role in developing a dynamic, interdisciplinary and impactful research programme for Scottish Studies which includes developing links with external stakeholders and is likely to result in grant capture. They will produce research outputs at an appropriate level for inclusion in REF, and they will take on appropriate administrative functions within the Division and Faculty.

Salary: Grade 8: £40,792-£48,677/Grade 9: £50,132-£58,089. This is a permanent position.

Application deadline is 18 November 2018 at 23:59 h / 11:59 pm UK Time.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=1918&jobTitle=Lecturer/Senior%20Lecturer%20in%20Scottish%20Literature

Job ad on Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 18 November 2018

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/17

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Vassar College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Romanticism) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Romanticism at the rank of assistant professor beginning in August 2019.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek a specialist in British Romanticism. The successful candidate will offer courses across the full range of the period’s poetry and prose. We are open to any scholarly focus within the period, and are especially interested in candidates who will contribute on a regular basis to one or more of the following multi-disciplinary programs: Victorian Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s Studies. Possible secondary fields include, but are not limited to, the long eighteenth century (1688-1815), comparative Romanticisms, the critical study of race, digital humanities, empire and/or transatlantic studies, environmental studies, ecocriticism, gender and sexuality, queer studies, landscape studies, and literature and the history of science. Teaching load in the first year is four courses. In ensuing years it will be five courses or four courses plus an “Intensive,” a course where students work with faculty on projects, theses, independent studies, or other forms of closely-mentored student learning.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2500 undergraduates located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Faculty are expected to teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College has a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

To apply, please visit the posting for this position.

In addition to a letter of application, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, diversity statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 20-25 pages.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 2, 2018.

For inquiries, email Mark C. Amodio, Chair, Department of English, Vassar College.

LINK to Apply: http://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52605

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on this one? (12/3) --> Contacted by phone on 12/4

Widener University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Long 18th C. / Romanticism - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Widener University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in British literature of the long 18th century (1688-1830), particularly Romanticism. Research fields are open and should complement existing faculty expertise. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, be expected to pursue an active research agenda, and contribute to campus and professional service.

Since faculty in the department teach first-year writing, preparation in writing pedagogy will be an advantage. Candidates with teaching and research interests in digital humanities and/or textual scholarship are especially encouraged, as are candidates with proficiencies in the relationship of British literature of the long 18th century to transatlantic, global, and colonial contexts as well as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and advising, to working collaboratively, and to participating in a department and college that values diversity.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities in a given semester will include two first-year writing courses, one introductory-level survey in literary history or course in literature and writing, and one upper-division seminar in the candidate's areas of expertise. The candidate will also be expected to periodically teach the department's senior-level research seminar. Teaching load is 4/3 (12 semester hours/9 semester hours).

Job Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a commitment to undergraduate education and clear evidence of scholarly potential. Ph.D. in English is required. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by May 2019.

To apply: Applicants must complete the online application at https://widener.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, one copy of a syllabus for an introductory-level literary history survey course, one copy of a syllabus for a potential upper-division course (both should include assignments), and 20-page writing sample. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Arts_and_Sciences@widener.edu. Please ensure that all documents are submitted as either .docx or .pdf.

Complete applications received by November 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview request (11/21)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2019
  • Guys, this was listed here as due Nov. 30, but someone on the Restoration/18th c. Wiki points out that all the ads (including the one on the university website) have it due Nov. 1. Application is still up, so I'm applying late.
  • Thank you for the update.  This is the second time that I have seen this happen this year.  So frustrating!  
  • Totally frustrating. And you know, I just noticed that the date in the, surely cut and pasted, job advertisement was wrong too--seems like someone may have pasted and then deliberately changed the date. I hope not. But not sure how this particular mistake happened. 

Victorian (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[edit | edit source]

Auburn University at Montgomery (AL) - TT Asst. Professor - Digital Humanities + Postcolonial Lit and/or Contemporary British or Victorian Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English, to begin Fall 2019. We are seeking a scholar with a research agenda in digital humanities and period specialty in one of the following areas: Victorian poetry, contemporary British poetry, Southern literature and folklore, or Postcolonial literatures. The successful candidate will have the opportunity not only to offer courses in period specialty but also to offer new courses in digital humanities that will expand our upper-level and graduate course offerings. S/he will also teach literature surveys, composition, and other areas based on qualifications.

3/3 teaching load with ongoing scholarship and publication; internal funding and professional improvement leave available. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field. Competitive salary.

Please complete an online application at http://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/3350 and upload 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) unofficial transcripts.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Search Committee Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, Auburn University at Montgomery, P. O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023.

Priority given to applications received by November 1.

Inquiries to John Havard, Department Chair, jhavard@aum.edu.

About the University/College: Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

http://www.cas.aum.edu/

INDEED.COM

Deadline: 1 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): x2 Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (11/30, contacted by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer has been accepted (12/19 - friend of a friend)

NOTES:

4/26:  This position was just reposted on Indeed.  Anyone know what's going on?     

Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Victorian Literature and Culture - MLA INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Victorian literature and culture, broadly conceived, at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will have a strong doctoral record and should show promise of excellence in scholarship. Although we encourage all qualified candidates to apply, we are especially interested in candidates with PhDs completed within the last five years with research or teaching interests in the histories of the book and information theory, historical poetics, trans-Atlanticism, colonialism, and/or sexuality studies. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Faculty and University by pursing a full program of scholarly research and course development, advising undergraduate and graduate students, overseeing independent research projects, and engaging in an appropriate amount of service. Doctorate or terminal degree in English Literature or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8413.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/29 x2 

Rejection (no interview): 11/29 x 2, 12/19 (after request for additional materials)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): 12/14 MLA Interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Newcastle University (UK) - Lecturer in Victorian Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Victorian Literature. You will be joining a dynamic team of researchers whose work explores Victorian literature in intellectual, material and formal contexts within and beyond the borders of Great Britain. We interpret ‘the Victorian’ in global and local terms and are open to a range of scholarly approaches (including interdisciplinary, archival, digital and intermedial). We would particularly welcome applications from scholars with specialisms in poetry, periodicals, theatre and performance studies. You will have an excellent publication record for their career stage and will demonstrate the clear potential to make a significant contributionto the School’s research culture. 

You will be expected to contribute to teaching at Stage 1 and 2 and will be given the opportunity to design and deliver a specialist module at Stage 3. Lecturing staff also participate in the School’s thriving postgraduate culture by teaching on MA programmes and supervising PhD students.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Dr Helen Freshwater, Head of Literature: Helen.Freshwater@Newcastle.ac.uk or Dr James Annesley, Head of School: James.Annesley@Newcastle.ac.uk

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network. 

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: Sep. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x 1 (9/21) 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Associate Professor or Full Professor - Victorian Literature and Culture[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor faculty position in the area of Victorian literature and culture, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. The department welcomes candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application): Ph.D. or equivalent international degree. Additional qualifications (required at time of appointment): teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred qualifications: at least one published book; evidence of progress on a second book-length project; experience advising and mentoring undergraduate and Ph.D. students.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01820. Please submit a cover letter, your most recently updated c.v., a writing sample of recent scholarship (published or unpublished, up to 10,000 words), a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited only for those under serious consideration). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 1, 2018 to be considered. Please direct questions to Grace De Guzman at acadhr_english@berkeley.edu.

The English Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Criticism and Theory (incl. either Victorian British Lit. or Digital Humanities) - INTERVIEW PHASE[edit | edit source]

The English Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks a specialist in criticism and theory with additional expertise in (and evidence of professional commitment to) either Victorian British literature or Digital Humanities for a tenure-track position. Teaching experience and a promising research agenda required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses fall and spring semesters including our core course in critical theory, senior seminars and other courses in areas of specialization, and other undergraduate courses addressing departmental need. 2/3 teaching load; 2/2 in the first year. Successful candidates will be prepared to offer new courses that expand existing offerings. Preliminary phone/skype interviews of select candidates in December 2018. Ph.D. in hand by July 2019. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 15 October 2018.

Please upload: application letter; CV; statement of teaching philosophy (500-word maximum); unofficial graduate transcripts; writing sample (30 pp. maximum).

Three letters of recommendation are also required; please ensure letters are uploaded to the MLA’s Interfolio Faculty Search system. If interviewed, candidates should be prepared to discuss the relationships among literature, professional writing, rhetoric, creative writing, and other components of English Studies. The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/new-employee.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/

Apply at: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=205689&src=JB-10100

INDEED.COM

Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/20 (x1); 12/21 (x1)

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:

  • Also posted at Theory 2019 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2019
  • I've been asked to upload letters to "MLA’s Interfolio Faculty Search system" because the links in the official University site didn't go through. But it's unclear to me how to submit letters without an Interfolio link or an email address (and the search chair just repeated the instructions without more info.). Has anyone else had more luck figuring this out? MLA seems to just refer everyone back to Interfolio -- unless I'm missing something?
  • If this is an active query, I believe you need to go through the MLA's JIL listing, click on the tiny apply button in the JIL ad, and go from there (IIRC, you are correct:  the wording on the HR website and in the ad itself is not particularly clear). 
  • Thank you! I just tried this and it worked -- only complication is that, since the ad has expired, you have to select the JIL option to search for expired ads. In case anyone else gets a similar email notifying them that their applications are incomplete! (And for everyone else, it appears that the committee is reading through materials.)
  • So I received a request for my letters on 11/28. I'm curious to know if this should be regarded as a "Request for more materials" as they have rejected someone already. That I received this request today, while others have received it before, suggests that they are doing a rolling request. Any clarity on this point from anyone? Has anyone asked the search chair if the pool has been narrowed?
  • See the job ad above. Letters were part of the original application. If you didn' submit yours, they probably couldn't consider your application without them, so they requested them. An additional materials request is usually the committee contacting you (not an automated system) asking for materials that were not requested up front.
  • Yes, I read the job ad above. The request wasn't from an automated system, but from the chair of the committee. I do think that you're right, but it's an odd situation. Most committees would reject all incomplete applications immediately.

University of Mississippi (MS) - TT Asst. or Associate Professor - Victorian Literature and Culture - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

Associate or Assistant Professor of Victorian Literature & Culture (English). Location: University, MS, US, 38965. Department: English (10000877) 

Employee Designation: Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Job Information: The Department of English at the University of Mississippi seeks to make an appointment in Victorian Literature and Culture. The appointment will be at the associate or tenure-track assistant level, depending on qualification. We are open to all research and teaching interests within the specified field. We welcome candidates who can contribute to departmental strengths in global Anglophone, gender and sexuality, and/or print and media studies, but these should be understood as departmental interests rather than absolute requirements for application.

The successful candidate will join a strong community of scholars who contribute energetically to the research profile of a flagship public R1 institution charged with expanding the understandings and opportunities of all students. The Department of English highly values the educational ideal of diversity and particularly welcomes applicants who can bring historically underrepresented critical perspectives to their teaching and scholarship. In the interest of making our search as accessible and as equitable as possible, interviews will take place over Skype with campus visits for finalists to follow. Oxford, MS is a vibrant town with a deep literary legacy, one of the great independent bookstores in the country, and a busy schedule of cultural offerings.

To apply, please visit the UM Human Resources website (https://careers.olemiss.edu/), complete the online application form for the position, and attach a letter of application and c.v. Then use Interfolio or comparable dossier service to direct a portfolio to engl@olemiss.edu consisting of the following documents: a dissertation or book abstract, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on this position, please contact the chair of the search: Daniel Stout at dstout@olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

EEO Statement: The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Announcement and Link to Apply (posted Oct. 5, 2018)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x2 (12/14)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): x2 ("online" - haven’t specified Skype or Zoom etc) 12/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/13/19 (told my application is still considered active however until they have an accepted offer but am assuming that's pretty standard); 3/5/19 rejection from HR

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer accepted (h/t friend who knows the candidate)

NOTES:

  • NOTE FROM SEARCH COMMITTEE: The committee would like to assure applicants that this position *IS* open to ABD applicants. HR has been rejecting ABD applicants, due to a misunderstanding in the online protocols within the HR system. The Department is working to fix this. Until that change is made, if you are an ABD applicant having trouble, please feel free to contact search chair (dstout@olemiss.edu) directly and/or email *all* application materials to the department address (engl@olemiss.edu) specified in the job ad. Our apologies for the inconvenience/confusion and our thanks for your interest in the position.
  • Any news here? [10 Dec}
  • No news (10 Dec), but it seems late.  Perhaps they contacted someone not on the Wiki.
  • Anyone else who neither got a rejection nor an interview request?
  • Yep. I've yet to receive either (12/15).  
  • Rejections usually come much later. If interviews have been scheduled, no news is usually bad news. (Nb: I've yet to hear, either)
  • ^^I'm the above poster. My mistake--I just noticed that some people have received rejections at this point. I'd say that either means they're reviewing on a rolling basis (as some of the job ad wording indicates), or that some committees keep a "back-up" pool in case they don't like the first round of interview candidates.
  • The point about the rolling review and back-up pool is defiitely correct, although I agree with the above poster that it is very rare to hear from a committee once interviews are scheduled.  Usually, they find their person and if they don't, often times the search is cancelled or postponed until the next year (as in the case of the Oklahoma State position, which appears to have gone unfilled last year and is back again with a slightly different focus).
  • I'm the rejected one. My sense is that they might not have whittled to a final interview pool. They wrote a very thoughtful, personalized note telling me that I was close not quite. I'm assuming, tho, though Oklahoma State really has moved on. Interviews are done and some have been invited, which is pretty much a rejection. 
  • I'm one of the interviewees: interviews will be held "online" to avoid the cost of MLA; scheduling interviews for January 5, 6, 7
  • Given the personalized rejection of the above poster, here's a wild guess (and it's pretty wild, given the idiosyncrasies of search committees in general): perhaps those who received rejections were in the semi-finalist pool, and the rest of us who have received neither a rejection nor an interview request will be rejected later on.
  • ^^ that does seem pretty unusual, but anything's possible. My feeling is that, given that interviews are 1/5-1/7, it's *possible* more candidates will hear this Monday, but after Monday I would call it a wash. Thanks to the above posters who sent more information for us to theroize about. 
  • Just, while I'm thinking about this: if the rolling theory is correct, then the date of application *might* be a clue to who has heard and who hasn't? Those of you that have heard something, would you mind sharing the date you applied?
  • I'm in limbo (neither interview nor rejection); however, I am a comparatist and contacted the search committee chair the day the position was announced to inquire if they'd be willing to accept applications from people with a Ph.D. in Comp Lit; I applied a day later. About a month ago, the search committee chair wrote to me because they couldn't find my writing sample (perhaps the fact that I applied early could account for that). It's, again, a wild guess, but since I applied early and haven't been contacted, the rolling theory seems to be improbable. But, again, we never know...
  • I'm in limbo, as well, and applied around Thanksgiving. Odds are seeming to be in favor of the limbo-ists being rejected, I think. Unless...it's alphabetical?!  Hope springs eternal...
  • Since the committee knows about and reads the wiki, maybe it's worth pointing out that if they are taking the time to personalize rejections, then that is an incredible achievement (even if they can't ultimately do it for all of us), one that other search committees could and should emulate, and one that is well worth to me at least a bit of time spent in limbo. <--So true! You've probably actually hit the nail on the head. I'm thinking all interview requests went out, and the time remaining is because they're being humane and writing kind rejection letters.
  • I just added a second rejection notification. I don't normally post on the wiki but I decided my information might provide some illumination given the speculation going on. LIke the poster above, I received an extremely thoughtful note directly from the chair notifying me that my application was seriously considered but I would unfortunately not be invited to interview. I sent in my application on November 1st and, for what it's worth, I'm definitely at the end of the alphabet. My guess is that requests for interviews went out on Friday as well as notes to those cut just before the short list was finalized. My friends who applied and haven't heard from the search committee have concluded that they'll be receiving the template rejection in the coming days/weeks. [PS -- I hope all the confusion caused by the "interview requests" and "personalized rejections to long-listed candidates" being sent out simultaneously won't dissuade future committees from doing the latter -- like the posters above, I experienced the gesture as such a welcome touch of humanity amidst this brutal process.]
  • Has anyone who hadn't heard as of 14 Dec heard anything yet? (18 Dec)

Mixed Specialty (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[edit | edit source]

Bucknell University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of English in Literatures and Cultures of the British Empire, 1660-1830: Origins of Race and Empire[edit | edit source]

Bucknell University’s English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the literatures and cultures of the British empire in the long eighteenth century (1660-1830), with emphasis on the discursive origins of race and empire. Areas of research and teaching interest may include nationality and citizenship, colonialism and the Enlightenment, gender and intersectionality, and early ideas of race. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in English or a related field, demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a robust scholarly program, and will contribute to the Literary Studies Program’s Race and Literature Concentration.

There is a 3/2 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as advanced-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to the liberal arts through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the college’s core curriculum.

Application materials include a cover letter, CV, a statement addressing your experience and potential as a teacher, a statement addressing your scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's online career center (http://careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 5th and continue until the position is filled.

About Bucknell: Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community: Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

Advertised: 17 Jul 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

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Deadline: Nov. 5

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Rejection (no interview): 2/27/19 (x1)

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Central College (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Anglophone and British Literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st c. - POSITION FILLED [edit | edit source]

Tenure-line assistant professor position beginning August 2019 with responsibility for teaching Global Anglophone and British Literatures of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries in a liberal arts context. Preference given to candidates who can teach writing-intensive courses, including Creative Writing (Poetry and/or Fiction), and can develop literature courses in interdisciplinary areas that might include Peace Studies, Cultural Studies, or Postcolonial/Transatlantic Studies.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment. Responsibilities include teaching Global Anglophone and British Literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries in a liberal arts context. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach writing-intensive courses, including Creative Writing (Poetry and/or Fiction), and can develop literature courses in interdisciplinary areas that might include Peace Studies, Cultural Studies, or Postcolonial/Transatlantic Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and be able to teach the College's first-year or senior-year interdisciplinary seminar. In addition to teaching, all faculty at Central College are expected to participate in the life of the college and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.

The English Department enriches academic quality at Central College through traditional literary studies and innovative teaching and research across disciplines. All courses foster close reading, vigorous critical thinking, strong writing, and intellectual and artistic creativity. By studying language with respect and rigor, Central College English majors cultivate two of the most essential habits of successful people: self-reflection and empathy for others. While English faculty demonstrate expertise in literary theory and specific historical periods, department faculty mentor students and collaborate with colleagues across campus in major ways.

The department's areas of emphasis and distinction are Literature, Writing, and Interdisciplinary Teaching. English classes develop strong commitments to sustainability, social justice, and service-learning by emphasizing civic engagement in global and local contexts. The study of literature and creative writing produces agile professionals and Central College graduates in English have thrived in fields as diverse as journalism, architecture, business management, education, law, medicine, public administration, and library science. Our students deepen intercultural and international competence through study abroad and courses in travel writing and global/postcolonial literature. English faculty approach literature as the nexus of interdisciplinary learning, exploring connections between literature, science, aesthetics, history, gender studies, and cultural studies.

Requirements: Candidates should have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in English. Preference given to candidates with recent college-level teaching experience. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of research and scholarly publications or clear indication of potential success in these areas.

Additional Information: Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace. Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.

Review of applications will begin 30 September and will continue until the position is filled.

LINK to APPLY

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Deadline: Sept. 30

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Rejection (no interview):  12/7 (Position Filled) 

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Jackson State University (MS) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature before 1900 (incl. Romantic or Victorian)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Speech Communication seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the literatures and cultures of the British empire prior to the 20th century.

Areas of research and teaching interest may include the Renaissance and Reformation, Enlightenment, Romantic, or Victorian eras. Special emphasis on colonialism and early ideas of race would be a plus.

There is a 4/4 teaching load except for graduate faculty, who teach a 3/3 load. We seek a faculty member with a commitment to student learning, diversity, innovative pedagogy, and undergraduate research. The successful candidate will contribute to JSU’s commitment to student learning through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the university’s core curriculum.

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, a statement addressing the candidate’s experience and potential as a teacher, a statement addressing the candidate’s scholarly interests, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated employment date is August 2019.

Minimum Required Education: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in British literature before 1900. Candidates who are ABD and can show that the degree will be in hand by the start date will be considered.

Minimum Required Experience: Three (3) or more years of teaching experience at the college or university level. Proven effectiveness in teaching and research. Demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a record of scholarship in the discipline.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: The teaching load is 9-12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities. The position requires a clear commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, an active research agenda, and service to the university. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate courses in British literature, including survey courses, Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer, and will have the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will assist in curriculum development. The successful candidate will serve on department, college, and university committees. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda. The successful candidate will serve as an academic advisor and assume an active role in the recruitment of majors. Perform other related job duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information: EEO Statement: Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Background Check Statement: Jackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include reference checks, criminal history/record check and when appropriate a credit report or driving history report.

Open Date: 08/20/2018

Open Until Filled (overrides close field): Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, a statement addressing the candidate’s experience and potential as a teacher, a statement addressing the candidate’s scholarly interests, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated employment date is August 2019.

Apply at: https://jsums.peopleadmin.com/postings/7065

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Deadline: Open until filled (posted 8/20/18)

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National University of Singapore (SGP) - TT Assistant Professor in English Literature (incl. 19th c. British)[edit | edit source]

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in English Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence in July 2019. 

Exceptional applicants will be nominated for an appointment as a Presidential Young Professor. The PYP position is also a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, with a start-up package of up to SGD 750,000, research scholarships to support PhD students, and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary spending.

The program in English Literature is housed in the Department of English Language & Literature at NUS and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. The program covers the historical periods of British literature as well as other literary traditions such as American, South-Asian, and Southeast-Asian literature. It also offers modules on film, mediatic forms, visual culture, and critical theory.

For this appointment, we are keen to find a scholar who works in one of the following areas: postcolonial theory and literature (with focus on Asia); nineteenth-century British literature; world literature; gender and sexuality studies; and environmental humanities. However, we also welcome expertise beyond these areas and encourage literary scholars of other research specializations to apply.

The teaching load is 2:1 (one or two courses per semester, totaling three per academic year). All instruction is in English. Salaries are internationally competitive and housing benefits are offered. Substantial funding for research and conference travel are available. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted to the website below and include:
1. A brief cover letter;
2. A complete curriculum vitae;
3. A research statement;
4. Three publications or examples of scholarly work;
5. Evidence of teaching excellence, including a statement of teaching philosophy and student evaluations of courses taught, if available;
6. A completed Personal Data Consent Form: http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/files/NUS-Personal-Data-Consent-for-Job-Applicants.pdf . 

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the online application system. For full consideration, please submit a completed application, including letters of recommendation, by December 30, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Enquiries may be directed to ellbox10@nus.edu.sg . Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/whyjoinus.htm . The Department website can be found at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ell/ .  

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12789

Deadline: 30 December 2018

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Radford University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - 18th-19th c. British Lit. - CANCELLED[edit | edit source]

Job Summary: Teach in the Core Curriculum and serve as a mentor to graduate teaching assistants. Experience in teaching lower-division courses that combine written and oral rhetoric required. Experience working with graduate student teaching assistants required. Preparation to teach 18th and 19th century British literature courses required. Position includes a commitment to an ongoing research agenda and University service.

Required Qualifications: Experience in teaching lower-division courses that combine oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with graduate student teaching assistants.

Education: Ph.D. preferred; ABD with an anticipated dissertation completion date within 12 months of the start date may be considered; individuals who are ABD would be hired at a rank of instructor until the doctorate is complete.

Salary Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Posting Date: 08/27/2018

Application Review Date: 10/15/2018

Apply at: https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/6512

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Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/20 (x3) email indicated that the "posting has been cancelled"

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My application under "Status" says: "Position Withdrawn": does anyone know if that means the job no longer exists and thus there is no search? (11/2).

  • I've just checked mine, and it says the same thing. Weird.
  • I also have that message.  It's impossible to know what it means, but I would imagine they called off the search.  Bummer.   
  • Received a notice that the search is officially cancelled (11/20)  x2
  • Also posted at Restoration/18th-Century 2019

Stanford University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English, British Literature 1500-1820 (2 Positions) - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Stanford University seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in British literature from 1500-1820. We welcome applications from scholars working in any area, genre, or sub-field within these dates. Candidates need not cover the entire date range; for example, specialists in Renaissance, eighteenth-century, or Romantic literature are welcome to apply. The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates are expected to teach courses in the English Department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Apply to this position at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54392

Applicants should use the link above to submit an application by October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-30 pages), and at least three reference letters. If applicants cannot send reference letters online, please address them to Professor Blakey Vermeule, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Rm. 201, Stanford, CA 94305-2087. We expect to conduct our initial interviews by video.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

MLA JIL 09/10/18

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • [ADDITIONAL MATERIALS request noted in header ~ 11/17]

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Temple University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Literature (Open Field - 19th c.-present) Specializing in Digital Humanities[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in literature specializing in any method of digital humanities research, broadly conceived. The position is open to applicants in any literary field from the nineteenth century to the present, including global, British, and American literatures. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and have a strong desire to work with a heterogeneous student population. We are especially interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The successful candidate will have earned the PhD in English or a closely related field by August 2019 and will have a strong research agenda in literary digital humanities. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 load with a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. The initial application should include a cover letter, CV, three references, and a writing sample of under 30 pages, submitted through Interfolio. Applications received by October 15, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

Temple’s interdisciplinary digital scholarship center, humanities center, and new graduate certificate program in cultural analytics support digital research by faculty and students. Temple University is a state-related R1 Carnegie Research University located in Philadelphia. English is a nationally ranked doctoral department training students in literature, composition, rhetoric, and creative writing. The College of Liberal Arts is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs and 15 graduate degree programs. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/54127

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Deadline: Oct. 15

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York University (CAN) - TT Assistant Lecturer of English (First Year English, pref. secondary spec. in Romantics / Victorian Lit.)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for an Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) tenure-track position in First Year English at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses. A PhD in English or a related field (or near completion) with a substantial record of professional experience in First-Year English is required. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrate a secondary interest in Romantics and Victorian Literature. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. Pedagogical innovation in such priority areas as experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and community-based learning would be preferred, as also experience with curriculum development and universal design. We particularly value experience in first-year writing course design, working with diverse student populations, and teaching multilingual writers. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service or potential to contribute to service in administration and committee work.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 30 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and contact information for three referees to be sent to: Professor Lily Cho, Chair, Department of English, 208 Stong College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: englchr@yorku.ca – (Subject line: First-Year English Application). Referees will be contacted for letters for candidates who have been selected for the long list and will be advised to address the candidate's qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 12, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/56522

MLA JIL 10/12/18

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received: 11/14 (x3)

Request for additional materials: recommenders asked for additional materials in December [12/14] (x2)

Rejection (no interview): Got a rejection email on 3/5. No other info.

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See also: British Open 2019[edit | edit source]

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

Sewanee, the University of the South: Visiting Assistant Professor of Victorian Literature-POSITION FILLED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at The University of the South will be hiring a visiting assistant professor (sabbatical replacement) for 2019-20 in Victorian literature. Course load will be three courses per semester (likely one upper-level and two sections of a literature-based composition course).

The successful candidate will show evidence of effective classroom teaching and a commitment to scholarly research and publication. PhD or ABD considered.

Please address cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation* to Prof. Jennifer Michael, department chair, and submit through the application portal at https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/3161. We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2019 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at fachire@sewanee.edu.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Deadline: 1 February 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):   4/1/19 (Position Filled) 

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University of London, Royal Holloway (UK) - Teaching Fellow in English Literature (begins 1 January 2019)[edit | edit source]

Fixed Term until June 2020

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in English Literature in the Department of English. The successful candidate will have research and/or teaching expertise in Victorian literature, as well as the ability to teach flexibly across a range of modules. Expertise in Romanticism, twentieth- and twentieth-century poetry, and/or medieval literature could be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have a PhD and a developing publication record in a relevant area. You will have experience of teaching at UG level and the ability to develop teaching materials and engage creatively with students. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London

This post has arisen as a result of Professor Ruth Livesey’s AHRC Research Leadership Fellowship from January 2019-June 2020.

This is a full-time 18-month post from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Juliet John at Juliet. John@rhul.ac.uk  or +44 (0)1784 443747.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Deadline: 12 December 2018 (UK Time)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Deadline: Nov. 15

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University of British Columbia (BC, CAN) – Assistant Professor Without Review (2 year term), C19 Studies – Applications Being Reviewed (per HR Portal)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor Without Review, for a period of 2 years, in nineteenth­century studies. Ability to teach Romantic and/or eighteenth­century literature will be an asset.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post­secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching.

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Applicants should apply through the UBC website (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/33058 (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/33058) ) by April 8, 2019, and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching

effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at
this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca (mailto:english.recruitment@ubc.ca) .

Position start date: July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.ubc.ca

(http://www.english.ubc.ca) .

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: April 8, 2019

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Reed College (OR)- One-Year Visiting Appointment in English and Humanities[edit | edit source]

One-year visiting appointment in English and Humanities, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2019. Candidates should specialize in eighteenth-century and/or nineteenth-century British fiction and should demonstrate competence in the broader fundamentals of narrative form, theory, and history. The successful candidate will teach two courses in fiction (introductory and advanced) in the English department; a yearlong interdisciplinary course (Humanities 110) pedagogically focused on the development of analytical and critical skills of first-year students; and will advise 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. preferred. 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, sample syllabi for introductory and advanced courses, diversity statement and dossier (3+ letters of recommendation) to Michael Faletra, Chair, Search Committee in English and Humanities at http://apply.interfolio.com/62575. Applications received by Friday, May 10, will receive full consideration; on-campus interviews will be conducted by the end of May.  The Reed community believes cultural diversity to be essential to the excellence of our academic program. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

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Brandon University (Manitoba)- One-year, term position, Department of English & Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts[edit | edit source]

The Department of English & Creative Writing invites applications for a one-year limited-term position to teach the following courses: 30.255 Nineteenth-Century British Novel; 30.282 Gothic Fiction; 30.365 Victorian Poetry; 30.368 Poetry of the Romantic Period; and two sections of 30.147 Literary Traditions.

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in nineteenth-century British literature, but candidates who are ABD may also be considered.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a teaching dossier (with sample course outlines, student course evaluations, teaching philosophy), proof of citizenship status, and the names and contact information of three referees to EnglishSearch@brandonu.ca. It is strongly preferred that all these materials be shared in one PDF document. All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information at www.brandonu.ca.

Rank and Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Preferred Start Date: August 15, 2019

Deadline for Applications:    Assessment of applications will begin on June 14, 2019; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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

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Romanticist: 1

Victorianist:  2

19th-Century: 3

Total: 6


Rank / Position

ABD (will finish this academic year):  3

Ph.D. in hand (working as Postdoc):

Ph.D. in hand (working as Visiting Asst. Professor or Lecturer): 2

Ph.D. in hand (working in higher education/alternative academic track):

Ph.D. in hand (working as adjunct):

Ph.D. in hand (working outside academia):

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 1

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): 1

Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track): 1

Associate Professor (tenured):

Full Professor (tenured):

Lurker: 1

Total: 9

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