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Bilkent University (Turkey) - Open-rank faculty position - Department of English Language and Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, invites applications for an open-rank faculty position. We shall consider applications from scholars with research interests in any subfield of English literature, and we especially welcome applications from candidates whose research specialties include drama or the Romantic period.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in English literature in hand by January 2020, a good teaching record, and a clearly defined research agenda. Candidates should be able to offer specialized teaching in their research field, and should also be well prepared to teach across all genres and periods of English Literature. The starting date for this post is September 2020.

The Department of English Language and Literature currently offers an undergraduate programme that covers British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures, and ranges from the medieval period to the present day. The department also plans to open a postgraduate programme in the near future. Further information about the department can be found on the department website: http://web2.bilkent.edu.tr/elit.

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 with the fundamental aim of creating a centre of excellence in higher education and research; a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment, it is home to a vibrant international community. Faculty members come from 34 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing and health and retirement benefits, as well as subsidized private school for faculty members' dependents.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Jonathan Williams (jonathanwilliams@bilkent.edu.tr).

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a short statement (maximum 500 words) of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, and an article-length writing sample. Letters of recommendation will be requested for short-listed candidates.

Applications received by 1 November 2019 will be given full consideration. Please submit applications to https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/ELIT2019.

Source: joblist.mla.org

Deadline: 1 November 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/22

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Birkbeck, University of London (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century & Romantic Literature[edit | edit source]

An excellent opportunity for a part time Lecturer in in Eighteenth-Century & Romantic Literature, from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020.

The successful candidate will cover Dr Emily Senior during her Wellcome ISSF funded leave. You will be expected to contribute to teaching and convening across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English and the humanities. Duties will include contributions to BA and MA specialist teaching such as the BA English level 6 option Romanticism and the MA Victorian Studies Summer Project and broader survey modules such as the BA English level 5 module The Novel. You will also contribute to other thematic and period-based modules in the humanities, act as personal tutor and supervisor and take on administrative duties.

The successful candidate will likely have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or be close to completion, with teaching experience at HE level. Teaching experience at postgraduate degree level and administrative experience are desirable. All of our teaching is research-led. Expertise in Eighteenth-Century & Romantic Literature is essential. An interest in gender and the medical humanities may be an advantage. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the development of innovative approaches to teaching, as well as undertaking appropriate administrative duties.

This is a part time appointment, working 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE).

Remuneration Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £38,594 rising to £44,113 per annum.

The salary quoted will be pro-rata for this part time post and is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.

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

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London with access to all its facilities.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

Interviews will be held on 26 September 2019.

Deadline: 10 September 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

Acknowledgment received:

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NOTES: Fwiw, this is a visiting position and should be moved to the visiting positions section below, but I don't know how to do that!

California State University, Bakersfield (USA:Ca) - Assistant professor of English (Victorian and Romantic Literature) - ACCEPTED OFFER[edit | edit source]

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and continue until position is filled.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in English, with a specialization in Victorian and Romantic Literature. Candidates should provide evidence of 1) Record of successful teaching at the university level; 2) Ability to teach courses in the specialty area, survey courses in British Literature, and Composition. 3) Potential for developing a distinguished scholarly and professional record. Preferred Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. completed by the time of appointment; 2) Ability to teach Children's Literature; 3) Commitment to working with diverse student populations; 4) Potential for active and sustained participation in recruitment; 5) Ability to provide collegial service and academic advising.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in the major, the Liberal Studies Program, and General Education. Maintain active agenda in research and scholarship. Provide collegial service and perform academic advising. Actively and effectively recruit new students to the program. Candidates who are committed to diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits).

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

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

Application: The complete application package must include: 1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified in the announcement, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) graduate transcripts, and 4) two or three current letters of recommendation. Please do not submit any additional materials at this time. The complete application package should be sent by e-mail to org-englishsearch@csub.edu

Deadline: 30 November 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-8)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): contacted 1/15 for 1/23 Skype interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/28 for visit in 2-3 weeks (2 candidates brought to campus; one the week of Feb. 10th, the next the following week; department hoping to make decision by early March)

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/19

Offer made:

Offer accepted: informed in email that offer had been made and accepted by other applicant

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Colorado State University (USA:Co) - Assistant Professor of English Specializing in 19th & 20th Century British Lit - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level Assistant Professor of English specializing in British literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries. The position will start August 16, 2020. We seek a teacher and scholar whose work bridges the 19th and 20th centuries, foregrounding the globally-interconnected forces that shaped the era.
Required Job Qualifications
—PhD in English or related field of study at time of appointment
—evidence of sustained critical and pedagogical engagement with British literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries
—evidence of potential as a teacher and scholar
Please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/71056 to view the full position announcement, including details of application materials required, and to submit an application electronically. Hard copy applications cannot be accepted.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 21, 2019.
Routine inquiries should be directed to Mary Ellen Sanger at MaryEllen.Sanger@colostate.edu.

Deadline: 21 October 2019 (North American Mountain Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/27 Interview request via e-mail (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: heard from a friend that they have a campus visit here

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

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DePauw University: Assistant Professor 19th & early 20th-century British Literature CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at DePauw University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in 19th- and early 20th-Century British Literature, beginning August 2020. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered with initial appointment as instructor. A commitment to inclusive undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting is essential. Teaching will include introductory and advanced courses in the long nineteenth century (1790-1914), as well as courses in world literature and film. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates.

DePauw is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts university dedicated to educating 2,100 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe.  For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, DePauw is a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs, including pre-tenure leaves, sabbaticals, and internal grant funding for professional and curriculum development.

Application Instructions Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 4 will receive full consideration. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Please submit application dossier through Interfolio. The application should include a cover letter describing your qualifications and teaching and research interests, CV, transcript, and a teaching philosophy describing your approach to diversity and equity at a liberal arts college. Additional supporting documents may be requested after an initial application review (e.g., evidence of effective teaching (such as sample syllabi or course evaluations), three confidential letters of recommendation, and a writing sample). Please contact David Alvarez, English Department Chair, at davidalvarez@depauw.edu, with any questions.  ===Application Process=== This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 4, 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Video interview scheduled 12/13 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Florida Atlantic University (USA:Fl) - Assistant Professor of Fantasy/Science Fiction Literature-CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2020. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Fantasy literature and/or Science Fiction, preferably the former.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who also have research interests in nineteenth-century British literature. Candidates with other secondary fields (Medieval literature, Renaissance literature) will also be considered.

The hired candidate will teach primarily on the Boca Raton campus, with the possibility of a minor assignment on the Davie campus.  We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule.  There will be the opportunity to teach and mentor students in the Department’s MA and MFA programs, as well as in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ interdisciplinary Ph. D. program, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies’ MA and undergraduate program, and other interdisciplinary programs within the College.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Applications, including a cover letter, vita, and copies of graduate transcripts must be uploaded to https://fau.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FAU. The job requisition number is 07356. Applications have a deadline of November 1, 2019.  A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. 

Deadline: 1 November 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/14 (letters and writing sample), 11/25 (letters and writing sample)

Rejection (no interview): Feb. 13 via email (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/12 (Skype)  Any post-interview news? -Nothing here (12/22)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:12/20

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Gettysburg College (USA:Pa) - Assistant Professor of 19th-Century British LiteratureINTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Gettysburg College invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Nineteenth-Century British literature and culture, beginning August 2020. Applications are welcome from candidates with innovative approaches to the period, including such subfields as empire and colonialism, transnationalism, critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, or environmental studies. Candidates will be expected to teach five courses per year, which will include courses in their field and one section of first-year writing.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English or comparable field by time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, be committed to the teaching and advising of undergraduates, and contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and/or community.

Application Details: Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3196 including a cover letter, addressed to Professor Christopher D’Addario, Search Committee Chair, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, at least one of whom should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. After the search committee’s preliminary selection of candidates, the committee will request writing samples and letters of reference from the selected candidates. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. For full consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 8, 2019. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor D’Addario at cdaddari@gettysburg.edu.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. 

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Deadline: 8 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Nov. 23 x4

Rejection (no interview): by email 1/22 x 3  - Is this somehow separate from the odd, in-error e-mail received today? I only received that, but obviously I was rejected since I haven't heard anything. Just curious.

1/22 - Yes, there were two emails. One was the "test" email, which was sent in error, and then a second email that said the search had moved on. Here is the content of the second email: "Thank you for your interest in our advertised position for the Assistant Professor position in 19th Century-British Literature and Culture.  Your application was one of 217 that we received. At this point we have narrowed our pool of applicants and we will not be pursuing your candidacy further for our particular position. These decisions were extremely difficult, given the high quality of the applications that we received. Knowing how difficult the academic job market is, I would like to wish you well in your applications elsewhere."

1/22 Fascinating. I'll always be curious why and how some of the applicants get these and some don't. Thanks for the quick response!

  • Ditto this. I got the test email with the subject line "job" and then a second email with the subject line "Apology" that simply apologized for sending the first email.
  • I also got the "test" email. Weird. 1/22
  • 1/23 the rejection one came through for me this morning. It must have been auto-sending in batches. how embarrassing for them, that test e-mail. It was obviously testing sending mass e-mail lol (x2)


Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/19 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Indiana University, Bloomington (USA:In) - Assistant Professor in British and Anglophone Literature and Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, incl. Romanticism[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in British and Anglophone literature and culture of the long eighteenth century, including Romanticism, beginning August 2020. Desirable secondary interests might include any of the following: drama and performance, digital humanities, the global eighteenth century, new media, and literature and science. Theoretical interests in gender and sexuality, disability studies, race and racialization, ecocriticism, philosophy of mind, and animal studies would also be welcomed. The successful candidate will teach courses in their specialty at the graduate level, work with PhD students, and offer courses for our undergraduate major as well as for our general education curriculum. The position requires a strong research agenda, excellence in teaching, and a PhD completed prior to August 2020.

Please send a cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract or book abstract, and three letters of recommendation by November 1 to: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8415

We expect to hold interviews via Skype in December. For more information about the position, contact the search chair, Jesse Molesworth (jmoleswo@indiana.edu).

Basic Qualifications

The position requires a strong research agenda, excellence in teaching, and a PhD completed prior to August 2020.

Department Contact for Questions

For more information about the position, contact the search chair, Jesse Molesworth (jmoleswo@indiana.edu).

Special Instructions

Please send a cover letter (upload this under 'Letter of Application'), CV, dissertation abstract or book abstract (upload this under 'Other' option), and three letters of recommendation by November 1 to: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8415.

Information about benefits for all employees can be found at http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/12 x 3 - from 18th C Wiki

Rejection (no interview): 11/22 via a wonderfully kind email (x2)

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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Ithaca College (USA:NY) - British and/or Transnational Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (incl. Romanticism/Gender and Sexuality Studies). OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at Ithaca College invite applications for a tenure-eligible position in British/Transnational Literature of the Long 18th Century/Romanticism, with additional research/teaching expertise in Gender/Sexuality Studies. In addition, a subspecialty in poetry is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have proven teaching ability, will demonstrate scholarly accomplishment and the potential for future research, and will be committed to efforts to build a diverse and inclusive academic community. Faculty in the English Department have tremendous flexibility in developing courses in their field and are not responsible for teaching composition classes. The teaching responsibilities are 3/3, with 2 of these courses annually dedicated to Women’s and Gender Studies. The teaching load may include advanced courses in the Long Eighteenth Century/Romanticism, Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, Introduction to Poetry, as well as introductory courses of the candidate’s design.

The Ithaca College student body is diverse by many measures and increasingly so. We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, members of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community). We encourage applicants to discuss skills and experiences relevant to diversity and inclusion in the letter of application.

Qualifications: PhD in English or related field in hand by August 1, 2020. Interested individuals should apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/, by submitting a letter of application (experience teaching, research agenda, and specific interest in joining the Ithaca College faculty) and a curriculum vitae. Under separate cover, three letters of recommendation should be sent, via Interfolio or directly from the referees, to Chris Holmes, the department chair, either electronically (cholmes@ithaca.edu) or by USPS (Chris Holmes, Chair, Department of English, 302 Muller Faculty Center, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA). Writing samples will be requested of candidates who proceed to the semi-finalist stage. Priority will be given to candidates who submit completed applications by November 1st.

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

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/20 (Zoom) x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Q: IC did a similar search back in 2017. Does anyone know if they are explanding or if this is a replacement?

A: The person they hired is now at Vassar, so it's a replacement. 

Congrats to everyone interviewing here this year! I interviewed with Ithaca two years ago, and the people were amazing. (x2)

Has anyone heard anything about campus visits?

Found via email (weeks ago, apologies for the delay) that they've made an offer, which has been accepted but is not yet official. (3/19)

Q: Did you have a campus visit? I had a Zoom interview and never heard anything after.

A. I did not have a campus visit. I had a Zoom interview and then wrote to ask for an update after a little over a month. 

Kenyon College (USA:OH) - Assistant Professor of English (18th-Century and Romantic Literature) Tenure-Track OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Kenyon College Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism, to begin July 1, 2020.

Scholars with interests in transatlantic studies, environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and/or the digital humanities are particularly welcome, as are candidates who can broaden the department’s curricular diversity and contribute to one or more interdisciplinary programs, including African Diaspora Studies, Comparative World Literature, Environmental Studies, Latino/a Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

The teaching requirement will be five courses per year (divided 3:2 or 2:3). Other responsibilities will include advising students, directing honors projects, and participating in faculty governance. Evidence of undergraduate teaching excellence is required. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. by August 2020.

A completed application must include a cover letter detailing research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy with information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; a Curriculum Vitae; and a writing sample of up to 30 pages. Applicants should submit the names and email addresses of at least three references, including at least one who can attest to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

All application materials must be submitted electronically at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled; for full consideration, candidates should submit application materials by November 1. Preliminary interviews will be held by Zoom, Google Meet, or Skype, with on-campus interviews to follow.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 via email

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18 x 1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: x1

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Middlebury College (USA:VT) Assistant Professor in British/Anglophone Literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1830) INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Description The Department of English and American Literatures seeks to hire an assistant professor in British/Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1830), including trans-Atlantic and transnational topics, beginning September 2020.  In addition, we are particularly interested in hiring someone with strengths in one or more of the following critical approaches: queer studies; race and ethnicity studies; global literatures; transnational literatures; gender and sexuality studies; disability studies; or the intersections of science and literature.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in English or closely related field (such as Comparative Literature) no later than August 1, 2020, and should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and the potential to build a strong record of scholarly publication. The person we seek should also be willing and able to contribute regularly to the First Year Seminar and College Writing programs, as well as to one or more interdisciplinary programs (Environmental Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Comparative Literature, International and Global Studies, etc). The successful candidate will teach four courses per year (2 in the fall semester, 2 in the spring) and a month-long “Winter Term” course every other January.

Qualifications The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in English or closely related field (such as Comparative Literature) no later than August 1, 2020, and should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and the potential to build a strong record of scholarly publication. Application Instructions Applications for this position will be accepted starting on October 1, 2019 and all application materials must be received by December 2, 2019. MLA interviews will not be conducted. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job application materials electronically.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  Through Interfolio, submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; graduate transcript; a 20-25 page sample of scholar writing; and three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise). At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

Deadline: December 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/12 (reported on 18th-century page)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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New York University (USA:Ny) - Faculty Positions in Nineteenth-Century British literature and culture (2x) INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at New York University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Nineteenth-Century British literature and culture to begin September 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval.  The successful candidate must be in possession of a relevant doctoral degree and must demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. While the primary focus of recruitment will be appointments at the level of assistant professor, the department can consider appointing an exceptional associate professor. Applications are especially welcome from candidates in the following subfields: critical race studies; indigeneity and colonialism; gender and sexuality studies; environmental studies and ecocriticism.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a 20 to 25-page writing sample via Interfolio link: http://apply.interfolio.com/66942 or visit the NYU Department of English website for more information: http://as.nyu.edu/english/employment.html.  Because diversity is such an important part of the NYU mission, we request that applicants include a separate paragraph in the application letter telling us how diversity figures into their past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement.

Applications should be received by end of business on October 3, 2019 for full consideration.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here: http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative

Deadline: 3 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: request for second writing sample, 11/16 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Has anyone else heard anything from NYU about interviews? (11/8) -Nothing here. (11/8)

A: Interviews took place 11/7-8. (11/10)

Q: Wait, can anyone clarify: are the requests for additional materials coming to folx *after* they interviewed, or is this a second batch of potential candidates? - looks like a second batch.

A: My request for a second writing sample was pre-interview. They seem to be doing two rounds, one for each position. They might also have two search committees.

Oklahoma State University (USA: OK)—Assistant Professor of British Anglophone Literature of the 18th Century and the Romantic Era INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in British Anglophone Literature of the Eighteenth Century through the Romantic era.  Applicants focusing in any genre, critical approach, or across fields in these historical period are welcome, and scholars with research and teaching interests in genre studies, gender and sexuality, and/or race theory are especially encouraged to apply.  This faculty member would work in a department with existing strengths in British Anglophone and postcolonial literatures and would teach undergraduate and graduate courses that cover the range of British Anglophone literature from the eighteenth through the early nineteenth centuries, as well as supervise graduate students working in these areas. The position also offers opportunities to engage with one or more of OSU’s interdisciplinary programs, including Gender and Women’s Studies, Digital Studies, and Africana Studies. Course Load: 1/2 in first year, 2/2 in subsequent years.

For further information on the department see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2019.  We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled.  Submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, teaching philosophy, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript through Interfolio using this link apply.interfolio.com/68822.

OSU EEO long statement:  Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https://eeo.okstate.edu.

Source: joblist.mla.org

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/21 (Skype) x2; 11/25 (Skype) x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES:

Samford University (USA:Al) - Assistant Professor of English, 19th Century British[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Samford University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of English in nineteenth-century British, Anglophone, or European literature and culture, beginning August 2020. This tenure-track position carries a 3-3 teaching load; teaching will include introductory and advanced courses in the field of specialization, as well as courses in general education and in the core curriculum program, which covers writing and the history of ideas. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a record of peer-reviewed scholarship and excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in English or a closely-related field is required at the time of appointment.

Interested applicants should send 1) a letter of application that details a scholarly agenda; 2) a curriculum vita with contact information for three references; 3) a faculty application (link below); and 4) a statement of philosophy of teaching in a Christian University (link below). The teaching philosophy should describe how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission, vision, and values statement. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until January 17, 2020.

Faculty Application: https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/Human_Resources/application-for-faculty-employment.pdf)

Christian Mission Statement:  https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/academic-affairs/Faculty-Applicant-Christian-Mission-Statement.docx.

Please submit all materials in a PDF format to:

Email: FACAPP@samford.edu. Please include "ENGLISH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR" in the subject line.

or post materials to:

Search Committee Chair

ATTN: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, English

Department of English

Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, Alabama 35229

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

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/26 (Skype) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/12 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/13

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Fribourg (SWI) - Professeur-e ordinaire in Modern English Literature (18th-21st century)[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) invites applications for the position of Professeur-e ordinaire in Modern English Literature (18th-21st century).

The successful candidate will possess a doctorate in English. He or she will be expected to teach courses in the entire field of English literature from 1780 to the present at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will supervise BA, MA and doctoral theses.

Candidates should have a proven record of scholarship and publication in the field at an international level and experience in university teaching and administration. They will demonstrate their ability and willingness to integrate themselves into the department and faculty, to take on administrative tasks, to direct research projects and to acquire external research funding.

Teaching in the department is conducted exclusively in English. The University of Fribourg is a bilingual (French / German) university. Fluent knowledge of one official language and passive knowledge of the other are required.

Starting date is August 1, 2020.

Please submit letters of interest along with CV, a list of publications, a statement of research projects and teaching experience, along with four publications in pdf format, either one monograph and three articles or two monographs and two articles.

All application materials should be sent electronically by September 30, 2019, to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, jobs-lettres@unifr.ch.

The University of Fribourg and the search committee actively encourage applications by female candidates.

For additional information please contact Prof. Thomas Austenfeld, Department of English, Université de Fribourg, Av. de l’Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg (Suisse). E-mail : thomas.austenfeld@unifr.ch

Deadline: 30 Sep 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Glasgow - TT Lecturer (LTS) (Assist. Prof. Equivalent) - English Literature (Victorian Studies)[edit | edit source]

Job Purpose

To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Critical Studies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Deliver a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.
  2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.
  3. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.
  4. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.
  5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.
  6. Engage in scholarship of learning and teaching (SoTL) by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others’, teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching, scholarship of teaching and learning and/or professional practice in your disciplinary area.
  7. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.
  8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.
  9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.
  10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
  11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School or Subject Area.
  12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

Standard Terms & Conditions

This is a full time, open ended post, with funding available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, and we strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

In line with the commitments in the University of Glasgow’s Gaelic Language Plan, we also welcome and value skills in Gaelic language for anyone working within areas where key Gaelic services are delivered, in particular within the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan and the College of Arts.

Vacancy Reference 026214.

To apply click here.

Source: Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 2 July 2019 (UK 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:

NOTES:

University of Hamburg (EU:Ger:Ham) - TT W1-Professorship (Assistant Prof. equivalent) - British Literature and Culture: 1780 to the present[edit | edit source]

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity, and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication, and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

As a University for sustainability, we put human resources development and especially the development and advancement of our early career researchers at the fore of our strategic endeavors. By strengthening the tenure-track professorship,Universität Hamburg has introduced a new career opportunity for early career researchers.

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a Tenure-Track Professorship (W1 Tenure Track leading to a W3) for British Literature and Culture: 1780 to the present commencing as soon as possible, ref. no. JP 297.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field. The successful candidate is further expected to participate actively in the instruction of students pursuing a teaching degree in the subject of English.

Duties include participation in Research Field C “Creating Originals” in the Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artifacts (https://www.written-artefacts.uni-hamburg.de/research/field-c.html).

Requirements: Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 18 HmbHG. Universität Hamburg has been certified. audit familiengerechte hochschule Additional criteria: Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

A tenure-track evaluation will be conducted during the second phase of the junior professorship in order to determine whether requirements for appointment to a W3 professorship have been met. Section 15 HmbHG applies. If the evaluation is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured W3 professorship. The regulations prohibiting internal appointments (Hausberufungsverbot) also apply to this junior professorship.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

The application deadline is 22. August 2019.

Materials: Please submit your application with your CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external funding record, copies of certification and documents, teaching and research plans, and a maximum 2,000 word submission outlining your proposed research in the context of the Cluster of Excellence named above, and the reference number JP 297, preferably by email in a single PDF file, to: Bewerbungen@verw.uni-hamburg.de

Or per post to: An den Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg; Stellenausschreibungen; Ref.No. JP 297; Mittelweg 177; 20148 Hamburg; Germany.

Please submit a completed application form alongside your application documents. Link to application form: www.uni-hamburg.de/form-prof-w1ttw3-gw-en

Deadline: 22 August 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+1)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:



University of Houston (USA:TX) - Assistant Professor - 19th Century British Literature and Ecocriticism – CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in nineteenth-century British literature, with a specialty in ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, and/or the energy humanities. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in literature of the entire nineteenth century, but special attention will be given to applicants with expertise in the period from 1790 to 1860. The position will involve the development of new undergraduate and graduate courses with an environmental focus and contributions to the development of a program or certificate in the environmental humanities. The search committee will look for an established publication record or the promise of excellent publication as well as evidence of effective teaching, preferably with the use of digital platforms.

The University of Houston is the premier, tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation’s fourth largest city, and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. In addition to the English Department’s strengths, the University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers programs in Comparative Cultural Studies, including India Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Complete applications should include the following items: letter of application; current curriculum vitae; dissertation or book abstract; one scholarly writing sample of no more than twenty (20) pages (a dissertation chapter, for example, or an article); evidence of effective teaching (a summary of teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or a teaching philosophy); and a copy of graduate transcripts. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the time the position begins in Fall 2020. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2019, and continue until the position is filled. 

The University Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: PhD in hand by Summer 2020.  Demonstrated expertise in 19th Century British with secondary emphasis in Ecocriticism either through a doctoral dissertation or a record of published scholarship in the field.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.  

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts, Writing Samples, Evidence of Effective Teaching

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12-21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:


FROM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE: Although our review begins on November 15, we are (for various procedural reasons) obligated to accept applications through December 14. At that time we will meet and select candidates for teleconferencing interviews on, we hope, December 19 and 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 by email (ironically the same day that the Mellon Foundation pulled 1.5 million dollars from UNC-Chapel Hill for allocating $2.5 million dollars to the Sons of the Confederacy to endow a fund to maintain and display the confederate statue, Silent Sam. Woops. Not weeping over this rejection!) Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article238369003.html#storylink=cpy

12/17 (email): generously kind rejection email

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I wish search committees would avoid this sort of thing -- asking hundreds of candidates to craft multiple pieces beyond a cover letter and CV, all to their arbitrary length requirements (especially the writing sample, which is typically the length of an article, so more like 6,000-9,000). And they've given applicants all of 3 weeks to do this during a busy season! 


--I agree, but an abruptly truncated article (cut at 6K words) is more than acceptable.  The committee is primarily looking to gain a sense of your writing style and potential for publication.  You can always host the completed document on a homepage/academia.edu   

--does anyone actually edit their articles down to 6k for them? I certainly didn't; I just use a PDF anyone can get from JSTOR or the MLA database. It looks like a real "writing sample" to me and not the crap I would have to submit in a .docx. I'm sorry, but the committee members--if they get so overworked in rejecting hundreds of applications after only a cursory read, and feel their tenured hides are being overworked--can stop after reading 6,001 words and reject me for going over the limit.


Any word? (11/26)

University of Warsaw (EU:Pol) - Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies[edit | edit source]

The competition is open to persons who meet the conditions set out in art. 113 of the Act on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668, as amended) and who meet the requirements: doctoral degree in literary or cultural studies; the postdoctoral dissertation (habilitation thesis) or project at an advanced stage of development; specialized knowledge of the 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century British culture (including film, electronic media, graphic novels); publications reflecting these research areas as well as active conference participation; teaching and non-teaching experience in working with students; preparedness to teach classes in all of the Institute’s degree programmes; preparedness to teach practical English classes and take part in non-teaching activities of the Institute of English Studies; competence to teach introductory courses in cultural studies / cultural history.

Candidates are asked to submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application to His Magnificence
  2. Attached Information on the processing of personal data (information clause and consent clause)
  3. PhD diploma
  4. Professional CV
  5. Filled-in personal data form and one photo
  6. List of publications
  7. Letter of reference from professor or a person who holds a PhD diploma
  8. Other important information and documents regarding the candidate’s interests and qualifications (at the candidate’s own discretion)

Applications should be delivered in person or sent by post to the following address: Sekretariat Instytutu Anglistyki Wydziału Neofilologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego /Warszawa, ul. Hoża 69/; opening hours: 9am - 3pm except Saturdays and holidays. The deadline for submitting documents is August 30th, 2019. Expected date of competition result is September 30th, 2019. The Competition Committee reserves the right to respond only to selected applications by e-mail and to record the interview in minutes. The competition is the first stage of the employment procedure for academic teachers under the Statute of the University of Warsaw.

Deadline: 30 September 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Worcester State University (USA:Ma) - Assistant Professor in British literature of the long nineteenth century — POSITION FILLED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in British literature of the long nineteenth century to begin September 1, 2020. Secondary areas of interest could include: queer theory/gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, transatlantic approaches, 18th- and 19th-century discourses of race and empire, British modernism. We welcome candidates with innovative approaches to the field. 

Candidates should be prepared to offer introductory and upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise and to teach first-year composition. Teaching load is 4-4, with two first-year writing courses (including first-year seminars) per semester. Tenure-track faculty may have the further opportunity to teach in the graduate and summer programs. We seek candidates with a commitment to public higher education and to teaching and mentoring students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.

Requirements:
Applicants must have a Ph.D., completed by August 31, 2020. 

Additional Information:
Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience. 

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. 

Application Instructions:
Initial screening will begin in the fall semester and will continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must apply online at: http://worcester.interviewexchange.com

Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, C.V., sample syllabi, and three letters of reference signed and dated within the last six months.  At least one letter should speak to your teaching skills.  Applicants must either electronically sign the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization Form as part of the online application process, or submit sealed, original transcripts to Human Resources. If the institution granting the degree does not participate in the clearinghouse, transcripts are required. 

All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot be uploaded may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or mailed to the following address:

Director of Human Resources

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA  01602-2597

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted: 7 August 2019)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): form email 1/31 (indicated that others had been selected to move forward to interviews; didn't specify type of interview) x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/31, contacted for a phone interview for second week of February (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 3/17 via email, which stated that a candidate has been hired.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? (12/11)
  •  Nothing here. (12/11)  
  • Still nothing? (1/22)
    • nope x2

Q: (2/26): has anyone had updates? I believe this is the week they said they were going to reach out about campus visits.

A: Haven't heard. I'm also waiting. (2/26)

A: Friend had a campus visit there this week.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey), Asst. Professor, Victorian Literature [edit | edit source]

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Bogazici University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position to be filled by a foreign national working in the field of Victorian literature with specialties in the novel, postcolonial theory, and interdisciplinary approaches.

 ​​Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester in a variety of survey courses in British and American literature as well as upper-division BA, MA, and PhD courses in one's specialty; thesis supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels; administrative duties. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate active scholarship with excellent teaching.

The applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English Literature. The appointment will begin in Fall 2020. The position is subject to a yearly renewable contract and includes state health insurance.

Please send your CV, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and a cover letter in one PDF file to llapp@boun.edu.tr. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2020. Interviews will be held by Skype.

Bogazici University is the top public university in Istanbul, Turkey. All classes are taught in English. Please visit http://westlanglit.boun.tr/homepage/ and www.boun.edu.tr for further information about the university and the department.

University of Lynchburg (USA:VA) - Assistant Professor of English (19th-Century British Literature) POSITION FILLED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English within the School of Humanities at University of Lynchburg invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor on a three-year contract to begin August 2020 with possibility of conversion to a tenure track position. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD at time of appointment and will be able to teach courses in 19th-century British Literature as well as introductory literature and composition courses. Ability to teach a course in Children’s Literature, the English Novel, or Digital Humanities is welcome.

In addition to a 4/4 teaching load, the position will include participation in service to the wider campus. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate successful classroom teaching and scholarly work or show signs of promise for scholarly contribution appropriate for early-career academics. Candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and 2-3 letters of reference to Julie Williams at humanities@lynchburg.edu. Applications should be received by January 31. The search committee will conduct video conference interviews with semi-finalists before finalists are invited for campus visits. EOE.

University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. University of Lynchburg strives for a diverse and inclusive community; under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a multicultural and diverse student body.

Post ad:

University of Lynchburg Job Opening Website
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Deadline: 31 January 2020 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received: 2/3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): via email, 5/1 (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Google Meet interview scheduled 4/11 for interviews 4/16-21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 5/7 (virtual campus visit)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Any word? (3/1) None yet (3/2)


Search is delayed while committee converts classes to online format but is still on.(3/18). <---- Awesome, thanks for sharing!

University of Regina (Canada:SK) - Assistant Professor in English, Romanticism[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated date of commencement is July 1, 2020.

We are seeking candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise in the area of Romanticism, broadly defined. This could include scholars doing work in Transatlantic, American, and Indigenous Romanticism.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English. Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate strong secondary research and teaching interests. The successful applicant would be expected to supervise graduate students and teach a mixture of first-year composition, literary survey courses, and upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. Our department also has strengths in popular culture and creative writing, so applicants whose work crosses genres and canons would be particularly welcome. Information about the Department and its programs is available at https://www.uregina.ca/arts/.

For academic inquiries contact Dr. Marcel DeCoste, Head – Department of English: tel. 306 585 4691; Head.English@uregina.ca.

Review of applications will begin on 14 February, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Per instructions posted at https://urcareers.uregina.ca, applicants must electronically submit: a covering letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness including sample course outlines, a current curriculum vitae, writing/paper samples, and copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Applicants are also required to have three letters of reference sent directly to the office of Dean of Arts.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to have official transcripts sent directly from the granting institutions to: Faculty of Arts, Office of the Dean, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, or arts.deans.office@uregina.ca

Deadline: 14 Feb 2020

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Rejection (no interview): via email, 4/22 (x2)

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University of Scranton (USA: PA) - Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century British Literature (Romantic or Victorian) - OFFER ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Theatre invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment starting as an Assistant Professor of 19th Century British Literature, which will begin in August 2020. Academic specialty should  be in 19th Century British Literature in the Romantic or Victorian periods. The successful candidate should possess a clearly defined research agenda; evidence of excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching; as well as the ability to work across departmental lines. Essential duties include Teaching, Scholarship and Research that will complement our existing offerings. Additional responsibilities include to demonstrated capacity to teach some of the following: literature of Social Conscience, Eco-poetics, Digital Humanities, Public Humanities,and Children's Literature. Must have a Ph.D. by August 2020. The teaching load is 4/3 but virtually all faculty receive research reassigned time with the result that the load is typically 3/3.

Please submit a letter of application which should address a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, names/email adresses of individuals who will submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf via our online system, and curriculum vitae.

Applications received by February 21, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Deadline: 21 Feb 2020

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview scheduled 2/26

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NOTES: Has anyone who had an interview been moved on to the next stage? (3/24) 

I had a Zoom interview on 3/13 but have not heard anything since 

Same--I'd be grateful if people who have been invited for campus visits would update here. While providing such updates should be the responsibility of the search committee, we all know how rare that is. And, frankly, in the middle of a global pandemic, we've all suffered enough. Let's help each other get much-deserved closure.

They are doing "campus" visits via Zoom this week. (4/9)

Thanks!

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments - 2019/2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Anglia Ruskin University (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in English (fixed term), Romantic Period Lit[edit | edit source]

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England. 

About the role:

Our Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides cutting-edge teaching, research and consultancy across a broad spectrum of practice-based and theoretical disciplines. We’re committed to the mutual importance of teaching and research and have shaped our curriculum to ensure that traditional disciplines retain a clear, academic identity that translates effectively into courses with professional relevance.

We’re seeking a committed Lecturer in Romantic/19th Century Literature to join our thriving English Literature course group, which recruits at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. English literature at Anglia Ruskin has a distinguished history, with RAE/REF submissions dating back to 1996. In the most recent REF, more than 55% of our outputs were rated 3* or 4*. We seek an ambitious colleague to help us improve our research profile further for REF2020. We’re equally enthusiastic about excellent teaching and seek to maintain our high levels of student satisfaction.

With a PhD or Professional Doctorate (or nearing completion within 18 months of employment) you’ll have proven experience in teaching English modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. With a research profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you’ll make a substantial contribution to the thriving research profile of the group, including income generation and the supervision of research students.

We particularly welcome a research interest in Romantic Period Literature.

This post is funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship grant.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sebastian Rasinger, Deputy Head of School, at sebastian.rasinger@anglia.ac.uk

Closing date: 4th August 2019

Interviews are expected to take place the w/c 2nd September 2019

To find out more about working with us, click here.

Deadline: 4 August 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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University of Lincoln (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in English (fixed term), 18th Century & Romantic lit[edit | edit source]

Location:  Lincoln  Salary:   From £33,199 pro rata
Please note this post is fixed term 01/10/2019 - 31/08/2020 and part-time 0.5 FTE Closing Date:   Sunday 21 July 2019 Interview Date:   Tuesday 13 August 2019  Reference:  COA332

The School of English and Journalism is seeking to appoint a lecturer to provide teaching in the area of eighteenth-century and Romantic literature. This position is a fixed-term contract to provide cover until August 2020 and will concentrate on teaching duties. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Lecturer to join a dynamic and growing community of academics and students. The Lecturer in English will be expected to make a contribution to the teaching of a core module on Georgian literature, focusing on eighteenth-century prose and poetry, as well as a variety of writers from the Romantic period and early nineteenth century. 

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2. Accordingly, applicants must be EU citizens.

Deadline: 21 July 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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

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