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QUESTION: As of 6/25, many jobs for AY 2008-2009 being advertised. When can these begin to be posted here? Any insider info? Where are these advertised? HR sites for individual colleges and universities. Yes, when are we starting to post this fall's jobs? New page??
Okay! Here's a new page for AY 2008-2009! Start posting jobs NOW: english_literature_jobs_for_ay_2008-2009
Q: Are there any pages for world lit positions? There is a comp_lit page, but it's kind of sparse. Some World Lit jobs are also listed below on this page.
LIKE THE LUCKY FOLKS IN THE RHET-COMP LAND, CAN WE ALSO LIST STARTING SALARY RANGE BY ROUGH GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, TEACHING LOAD AND THE KIND OF UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE?
How about just adding the link to the page already up in Rhet-Comp? This info shouldn't be that different between the 2 fields: Rhet-Comp starting_salaries No, there's a substantial difference, and adding the lit. salaries into the Rhet Comp area screws up the data (am I the only one who's compared the two lists and noticed that there really is no difference, and in fact, this year the lit salaries skew a little higher than the r/c ones?)
Okay. Thanks for creating the separate page: English Literature Starting Salaries
Question: Is it considered inappropriate to name people who accepted offers at different schools? I've received a few rejection letters that name the candidate...Does this mean that this is information is now 'common knowledge'? Or are there actual reasons to refrain from making such postings?
Con: I don't know. . . I personally haven't gotten a letter that "named" an accepting candidate. My personal feeling is that I would prefer to avoid naming people, b/c I could imagine scenarios in which it might create problems for individuals if somehow the info wasn't accurate, or was misunderstood, etc. I guess I would ask: Why do you think you need to post names? Would you like someone else to post your name here if you accepted a particular job? Maybe depends on the job . .?
Pro: On the Classics page people are in some cases posting the names of people who have accepted offers and there seems to be no complaints on that page about the practice.
Con: Q: Does it help to know that a particular someone beat you out of a job?
Pro: A: I can't speak for others, but I'm just interested (on a professional level) to know who ended up where, and who my future peers/collaborators might be. The classics model looks completely sensible. Why not adopt the practice here?
Con: Counter-A: As someone mentioned above, this could be problematic if the information published here is not 100% accurate. While it would certainly be interesting to know who ended up where, and such information could be useful, I feel the risks outweigh the benefits. (Besides, you'll be able to find out through dept. webpages in the fall.)
Pro: Another voice 1: I vote for putting the names on the wiki. The wiki's purpose is to give more information on a mystified process. Besides, if the departments announced the name in their official letters, then the info is circulating already anyway, and it was the departments' decision to put the info out there through the letter.
Another voice 2: I second the motion of adding the names. WHY THE PARANOIA, FOLKS?! We all know the market's tough. I think we should be happy for people and congratulate them when they do well.
Yet Another (childish) Voice: Bwahahaha. I've taken the liberty of adding a few names to this wiki (I've used bullet-pointed additions). NOTE: I only include names that have been publicly disclosed already: e.g., the rejection letter names the person or the person has disclosed in another venue.
Con: enjoy your sour grapes. All that you need to know is that someone of the thousands of candidates out there is better than you for the job. Isn't that really enough? What is it that you think you can learn by knowing an exact name of who is better than you?
Pro: I am really unclear as to why people would think that posting names is either evil or sour grapes. It would seem to me that it is just putting out in the open, for anyone who is interested (and I assume that everyone who is checking this page is interested), who got what job.
Con: But what makes it your "right" to put it out there? If people want to post where they got a job, then great. But let's not impose that on them!
What about the folks who have applied for other jobs but haven't told their own department yet that they are leaving? It's not someone else's responsibility to "out" them
Pro: I really don't see what all the fuss is about re: the names. If you look in this page, the only people who have been named are people who have already been 'outed' by their own announcement or institution itself.
How about making this distinction?: Names announced formally by dept or publicly by accepting candidate: okay to post Names obtained by gossip or hearsay: inappropriate to post
I would hate for someone's privacy to be compromised, i.e., the situation in which the candidate has not yet announced her decision to her current institution. I think putting out names that have been officially announced by schools or in letters is fine. I really hope everyone is as responsible as possible in terms of not prematurely announcing names or even announcing incorrect names.
Con: Perhaps it would be better to let those who accepted jobs decide whether to post their names here, or not. A name announced in a rejection letter is not tantamount to a public online announcement, after all. Leave it up to those who accepted the posts. If they don't post their own names on this website, leave well enough alone.
Note: All names have been deleted. Look it up on websites in the fall or ask around at conferences, folks.
British, Children's and Interdisciplinary are all back. Thank you!
Now that we're back from MLA, let us know where you got calls for flybacks!
[i'm hoping it's okay to delete all the "people, you didn't get a job" commentary]
N. B. Don't use double hyphens when editing the page; they will strike the rest of the text. Double asterisks have a similar effect; they lead to bold text.
Adrian College Offer has been made.
American U in Rome
Anderson University Campus visit scheduled
Bilkent U (Turkey) Rejection email 12/26 (Bah, Humbug!)
Buena Vista University Letter of receipt 11/30/06) rejection letter received 3/19 states that position has been filled
Curry College (Massachusetts) Phone interviews scheduled Re-posted in Chronicle 4/2, with April 15 deadline Received rejection letter from second posting 4/30
DePauw University (Indiana) VAP 1yr. Writing Sample requested 3/26 (2)
Edgewood College, Madison Campus visits scheduled (q: when did they schedule them?) When are they taking place? Have they made an offer? 4/22: rejection letter received
- March 20, 2007 - Email acknowledging receipt of job materials.
Kennesaw State (GA)
Lebanon Valley College Campus interview scheduled, contacted on 1/16
Montana State (VAPs in both Brit and American Lit) Has anyone heard anything on either search?
Nazareth College (World Literature) Rejection letter 12/15
Newberry College March 29: have begun scheduling phone interviews March 31: scheduling campus interviews offer made; offer accepted
- March 21, 2007 - Email acknowleding receipt of job materials.
University of Manitoba
University of Montevallo, AL British position: campus interview 2/6; job offer 2/9
University of Dallas Campus visits scheduled Rejection letter date 12/18, rec. 12/23
University of Sioux Falls scheduled phone interview, 12/15
Marian College of Fond du Lac e-mail asking if still available and interested, 3/6
Philadelphia Community College
DeSales (American Lit) MLA Interview scheduled. [when?] received rejection in mail (3/5/07)
Meredith College?? Just received a receipt of application 12/18. Rejection letter, 1/29  Phone Interview in early February
Washington State U Vancouver? Do you mean the multiethnic lit job there? I haven't heard anything about that. Anyone else? Received a confirmation at my institutional address some time between mid-December and 1/2/2007. (2) 1/25: Has anyone heard about interviews yet? 2/23: Rejection by mail
Sacred Heart? 2/14: just got an email saying the search had been "protracted", was I still interested. (2) 4/3: campus visit scheduled 4/27: campus visit; informed SC will be meeting Tues. 5/1 to decide 5/3: rejection received by mail (and I happen to know there were only two candidates left (including me), so whoever else is posting about this job can probably expect a call soon.) offer accepted
Deep Springs College Deadline: Nov 15 campus interviews scheduled, 1/2
Kenyon College, IPHS department Short list candidates notified 12/13; phone interviews for said candidates being set up for the week of Dec 18 Is this for the Anglophone job? NO Campus visits scheduled Rejection Letter (2/1) (2) Offer accepted
English Language and Linguistics
U British Columbia Deadline: Oct 27 NB: President has announced a campus-wide hiring freeze; funding for all hires likely assessed on case-by-case basis Email 2/5: No funding for position this year. Received "no funding" email on 12/14/07.
U Michigan Deadline: Nov 10 Snail-mail letter: applicants will be informed by Dec 18 if their candidacy is being pursued. Rejection letter received Jan 22.
NC State Deadline: Dec 01 Email acknowledgment of application Oct 06 Rejection letter received Dec 29.
U Texas - Austin Deadline: Oct 15 Snail-mail dossier request Nov 07 Called short list candidates Dec 11 12 I hear that they have made a hire this week (1/28).
U of Vic: West Coast Literatures Deadline: Oct 31 Notice of on-campus interviews: Nov 21. Position offered and accepted by candidate.
Guelph: Associate, Modern/19thC Deadline: Dec 1 Any news on the Assistant position deadline March 15th?
Bishop's Deadline: Jan 3 Letter acknowledging receipt of application: Nov 24.
Carleton Deadline: Dec. 11 Dossier request in November, but nothing since. MLA interviews anyone? (FYI: Canadian universities usually invite shortlisted candidates to campus directly, foregoing the preliminary interview stage.) Campus visits scheduled and ongoing: March 9
Trent University Deadline: Feb. 26
California State University, Stanislaus Deadline: November 15 Acknowledgment Letter (Nov. 20) MLA-interview scheduled 12/7 Campus visits scheduled
College of St. Benedict/St. John's Transatlantic Literature Deadline: Nov 15 MLA Interview scheduled via phone 12/1 Campus visits scheduled Position accepted
Denison University Deadline: Nov 6 Request for writing sample Nov 20 MLA-interview schedule via phone 12/11 campus visits in progress
East Stroudsburg University Deadline: November 1 MLA Interviews scheduled Any info about campus interviews? Offer made and accepted by candidate (2/15)
Florida International U Early American Studies Deadline Nov 1 Are they interviewing at MLA? They did interview
John Jay College (CUNY) Deadline: Nov 25 MLA-interview scheduled 12/22 Campus visits scheduled Offer made
Lafayette College Deadline: Nov 1 Dossier Request on 11-27-06 MLA interview scheduled via phone 12/11 Offer made and accepted
Morgan State U Deadline: Dec 15 (review of applications in Jan, per letter 1/16)
Oakland University Deadline: Dec. 8 MLA Interview scheduled via phone 12/18
San Francisco State U Transatlantic English lit., 16-17th c Deadline: Nov 13 Is this the same position as the one posted under Early Modern British Lit? If so, they have begun scheduling interviews. Rejection Letter 12/15
Seattle U (through 19th century) Deadline: Nov 1 Rejection Letter via email 12/8
Shepherd U (18th and 19th century) Deadline Nov 1 MLA-interview scheduled 12/5
Suffolk University Deadline: Postmarked by Nov. 3 11/13: Request for Dossier
University of California at Berkeley Deadline: Oct 23
University of Mississippi Deadline: Oct 15 Has requested dossier (Nov 16) MLA-interview scheduled (12/5) MLA interview scheduled via email (12/11)
University of Utah (open-rank) Deadline: Nov 1 (?) Has send out requests for writing samples GREAT SENTENCE ABOVE WITH WONDERFUL GRAMMAR
University of Wisconsin Platteville Deadline: November 10 2/21: campus interviews in progress Offer made & accepted
University of Puerto Rico/San Juan Deadline: Dec. 31
Washington University Search has been cancelled Question: I'm confused. Is this the 1865-present position? No, this was the position for American Literature and Culture to 1800. According to their notification, the department hopes to readvertise the position next year.
Wayne State U Deadline: Nov. 3 Has requested writing samples Rejection received via email 11/27 Rejection received via email 12/20 (I'm assuming this means they've scheduled interviews with others?) MLA Interview scheduled 12/20. Campus visits started 1/17.
19th Century (American)
Adelphi University Deadline: March 12 Telephone interviews 3/26-27
Louisiana Tech Review begins 3/2 (open until filled)
Grinnell College (posted in Chronicle 2/2: temp. Asst Prof in 18th-19th c.) Deadline: 3/16
Duquesne University (pre-1900) Deadline: Nov. 1 Requested Dossier on Nov. 17 MLA interview scheduled 12/15 Campus interviews scheduled yet? Somebody? Yes. Have they made an offer yet?
Florida State University Q: Is this the same position they ran last year? A: Yes, it's the same ad. Actually, it's not the same position. FSU did not hire in 19th century American last year, nor was such a position advertised last year. I know, because I'm at FSU. We hired from that search you're thinking of, two years ago. This is a separate, unrelated search. Deadline: November 1 Writing sample requested Nov. 14 MLA interview scheduled 12/11 Fly-back interview requested on 01/05/07. Offer made and accepted
Indiana University at South Bend Deadline: November 1 WS requested Dec 3 MLA Interview scheduled 12/15. 2/7 rejection letter-a nice one!
University of Richmond MLA Interview scheduled via email 12/7 Ditto Rejection Letter 1/3 (post-interview)(3) Offer made and accepted, 2/26
College of St. Scholastica 19th C. American; British; or Women No deadlines stated Phone interview 3/29 Has anyone heard about campus interviews? Nothing; they said in the phone interview that they were planning to make invitations for this week (4/16). Q: Has anyone returned from a campus interview? They're either very slow or the lucky ones aren't posting here. I suspect it's the latter. Offer made and accepted.
St. Vincent College Deadline: Nov 6 Has requested dossier as of 11/16/06 MLA Interview scheduled 12/8 campus visit scheduled (2/12) offer made to one candidate and declined search closed - failed
Stonehill College (pre-1900) Deadline: Nov 1 (?) MLA Interview scheduled 12/16
SUNY Fredonia Deadline: Review begins October 15 Request for dossier Oct. 31 (via email) Rejection letter received Nov. 24 Interview scheduled via phone 12/15 Offer made and accepted
University of Albany (SUNY), Pre-1900. Nov. 10 Campus Interviews Scheduled Offer made and accepted
University of Colorado Deadline: Oct. 20 Writing sample requests before Thanksgiving. Q: Have campus visits been scheduled? Rejection after MLA interview (1/2/07)
University of Kansas Rec'd e-mail confirmation of application, 11/7/06 Has requested writing samples (as of 11/9/06) MLA interview scheduled Dec. 7 Rejection e-mail: Dec. 12
University of Kentucky Nineteenth-Century Women Writers Position Writing sample request, early November. MLA Interview scheduled. conducting campus interviews now (week of Jan. 16) position offered and accepted by candidate
University of Missouri-Columbia Deadline: Nov. 6 MLA Interview scheduled 12/4
Tulane University Deadline: Nov. 1 Has requested dossiers (as of 11/13/06) MLA Interview scheduled via email 12/7 3Campus visits scheduled Offer made and accepted
Villanova U Deadline: Nov 10 Rejection Letter received 12/12 MLA Interviews scheduled Has anyone heard from Villanova since MLA?
Western Illinois U Deadline: Nov 20 MLA Interview scheduled 12/11.
Wichita State University (pre-Civil War) Deadline: Dec 1 letter ack. receipt of app, received 12/06/06 Candidates will be notified about 12/08 for interviews MLA interviews will be conducted 12/28 and 12/29 MLA Interview scheduled.
Wichita State University (post-Civil War) Deadline: Dec. 1 Rec'd letter confirming receipt of application, 12/04/06 About 12/08 will notify candidates for interviews (by e-mail or phone) MLA interviews will be conducted 12/28 and 12/29 MLA Interview scheduled 12/15
University of Massachusetts Modern/Postmodern Literatures Rejection received: 12/18
University of Miami Deadline: November 6 Writing sample request 11/10 Writing sample request 11/14 Writing sample request 11/22 Writing sample request 11/27 Writing sample request 11/27 Writing sample requested 11/21 MLA interview requested by email 12/14
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Deadline: November 10 Rejection Letter Received 11/30 Rejection letter received 12/4 pre-MLA phone interview scheduled 11/29 MLA interview scheduled
Twentieth Century American
American University Deadline: November 15 have started scheduling interviews Any campus interviews? Q: Any news on the status of this search? Rejection letter rec'd 2/27 Position Filled (as of 3/2)
Auburn University (Late 19th Cent. to the Present) Deadline: November 1 Oct 16 writing sample etc request Oct 18 writing sample requested 11/02: Writing sample, dossier, etc., requested via e-mail 12/1 MLA interview requested via email and phone
Boise State (poetry) Deadline: November 1 Rejection letter received 12/7 (4) An incredibly kind rejection, showed alot of class.
Bradley U (contemporary American fiction) Deadline: 11/10 12/13: MLA interview scheduled
Bridgewater State (MA) Deadline: November 1 (preferably with a subspecialty in film) Phone Interview Request 11/29 On-Campus Interviews Scheduled for mid-January Offer made and accepted last week
Bryn Mawr College Deadline: November 1 Has anyone heard anything about an interview with Bryn Mawr? The search committee won't be meeting to draw up their list of MLA interviewees until 12/18. MLA interview scheduled 12/18 has already notified campus visits rejection letter 1/30 (2)
California State University, Fullerton Deadline: October 15 Acknowledgement letter 12/5 MLA interview scheduled
Central Missouri State MLA interview scheduled 12/11 3/23 rejection - position filled
- Have they started scheduling MLA interviews yet??
U Colorado, Colorado Springs Deadline: 6 November No, 6 November is not the deadline; it's when they begin reviewing applications. Sorry, my mistake. Has anyone heard anything from CU-Spgs? They haven't acknowledged receipt of my application.
- Nothing here yet either
MLA interview scheduled. 2/14: offer made & accepted
Cornell University Review begins October 15 Deadline: November 1 10/23: e-mail request for second writing sample Oct 7 request for second writing sample Rejection letter 12/18 (3)
Dickinson College (one-year visiting position) Deadline: December 1 (ideally someone who is also a fiction writer; record of published fiction a plus) huh? the job description and my interview focused on teaching dramatic lit. 11/27: e-mail acknowledging application; says candidates for MLA interviews will be notified by phone the week of December 18 12/11: dossier request Requested MLA interview by phone 12/15. This, too, was erased earlier. Quit erasing posts!!!
Eastern New Mexico U (contemporary american literature and transatlantic studies) Phone interview scheduled (2) 1/26: any follow ups on the phone interviews yet?
Fordham University Deadline: November 10 (preferably with a subspecialty in Latino/Latina literature or film/performance studies) dossier and writing sample requested 11/29 MLA interview scheduled
Georgia Institute of Technology request for materials Nov 22
Harvard University (post-1950 poetry) Deadline: October 28 Anyone heard anything? 12/19 flybacks occuring
Hunter College Acknowledgement of receipt of application: Nov.20 Anyone heard anything? 12/19 They interviewed at MLA.
Q: Any news on the status of this search?
Kutztown University Deadline: November 10 Q: Has anyone received a request for a dossier? A scheduled interview was posted here earlier, was it a misake? MLA interviewas scheduled. This post keeps getting deleted. ANY WORD ON THIS JOB? ANYONE? A number of the other wikis in different fields imply that Kutztown searches have been halted. Anyone know if this is true? JOB TAKEN
La Salle University Rejection received: 11/20
Loras College Review begins Deadline: December 1 (position listed as "modern/contemporary") Phone interview scheduled by e-mail: Dec. 12th
New Mexico State Acknowledgement of receipt of application: Nov.20 Acknowledgement of receipt of application: Nov. 28 MLA interviews scheduled Rejection received: 12/18 They had campus interviews
Q: Any news on the status of this search?
Northern Illinois U Deadline Nov. 15 Were any MLA interviews scheduled(1/1/07)? No MLA interviews; finalists have been contacted re: campus visits (1/12) They did hold MLA interviews; does the above mean they selected campus-visit finalists from outside the MLA pool? Yes, at least one Rejection letter, 1/29 (3)
Otterbein College Review begins October 7 (position listed as 19th/20th) Was there not an interview request posted here earlier from 12/11? Yes, I posted it ... not sure where it went ...
Penn State- Worthington/Scranton November 15: request for additional information (1) December 1: scheduled MLA interview (1)
Randolph-Macon Deadline: 11/1
Salisbury (1862-1945) began reviewing Nov 15 Anyone hear anything? MLA interview-any campus visits notified? Offer made and accepted (2/23)
Shepherd University Deadline: postmarked by November 1 (position listed as "modern and contemporary") mid-Nov.: acknowledgment of application; says candidates for MLA interviews will be contacted the last week of November Anyone ever hear anything from Shepherd? I have heard nothing either, as of 1/29. 2/28: received a rejection letter that says they've made an offer & it's been accepted
SUNY Albany Deadline: postmarked by November 10 MLA interview scheduled 12/14 Campus Interview Scheduled received rejection letter that says offer has been made and accepted 3/31
SUNY Potsdam Deadline: November 15 E-mail rejection Dec 4 (2) E-mail rejection 12/5 (3) e-mail rejection 12/5 E-mail rejection 12/12 On-campus interview scheduled (email received 1/25) Offer made and accepted, 2/21
SUNY New Paltz Nov 27: interview requested via phone Jan 3: campus visit scheduled Jan 19: rejection & with my name written in and not even on letterhead! Feb 12: job offer made; Feb 16th accepted
Trinity College Deadline: Dec 1 12/11: email acknowledgment of application 12/11: email acknowledgment of application (was very personalized, addressed candidate by first name) MLA interview scheduled, 12/18 1/18: post-MLA rejection via email
University of Minnesota, Duluth Deadline: November 1 Writing sample requests before Thanksgiving. 11/2: extra materials requested 12/1: rejection via e-mail (4) 12/4: rejection (email said there were 285 applications) 12/4: ditto (but kudos to UMD for sending one of the kinder rejections I've seen in my two/almost three years on the market) Agreed! I almost wanted to send a thank you for the rejection! 12/4: rejection (again, a kind one, which was nice considering it was my first one. ease me into the pain!) I'm curious. What did this "kind" rejection letter say? So far I've gotten terse, cold ones. :( - It said something to the effect that they were overwhelmed by the number of well-qualified applicants and that they were expecting several more positions to open up in the next few years as "oldtimers headed out to pasture," so they sincerely hoped we would consider applying again. My rejection from Cornell might as well have had dry ice in the envelope it was so cold.
University of Minnesota, Morris Deadline: November 1 (position listed as 1865-1945) Writing sample request 11/22 Rejection letter received 11/15 MLA interview requested by phone 12/7
U of Missouri, Kansas City Deadline Nov. 10 have started scheduling mla interviews Offer made and accepted 2/12/07
University of North Carolina Rejection letter received December 1 Question: is this is Greensboro job listed about or a different UNC?
University of South Carolina, Columbia Deadline: October 29th Rejection letter received November 17 (3) Rejection letter received November 20 (2) Rejection letter 11/17 MLA Interview scheduled 12/15.
University of South Florida, Tampa Deadline: November 6 Dossier, writing sample transcripts request 11/14 MLA Interview scheduled 12/12 Campus Visit scheduled 3/23 Offer accepted in April
Western Carolina University Deadline: November 15 Has anyone heard anything from WCU? Did they interview at MLA? Position filled, per rejection letter 5/4
Willamette University Request for additional materials November 15 (position in both lit and comp) 1/26: After add'l material request in Nov I never heard from them again. Did anyone get invited? Apparently they didn't make any offer to those they interviewed and instead discontinued search for this year. (2/13)
Wright State University Deadline: November 27 Letter acknowledging receipt of application: December 8 Request for more materials: November 30 December 15: scheduling MLA interviews Any campus visits notifed? (They mentioned "mid January" but have made no contact as of 1/20) I interviewed with them at MLA and haven't heard anything (2) They've made an offer. No word on the outcome.
Q: any news about the status of this search? according to rejection letter received 3/2, position is filled (2)
Bradley University Deadline: postmarked by November 10 11/25: acknowledgment of application; says they expect to contact candidates selected for interviews by December 13 12/13: MLA interview scheduled
Monmouth University Review of applications begins December 10 Received letter notifying me that review istaking place, Dec 23. Presumably, no interviews at MLA if they are runningthis late. 1/9: Have begun scheduling campus visits.
SUNY Brockport Open until filled (seems to be the same position they advertised last year; that search was canceled) Interview scheduled 12/1 Mid-March rejection email saying position is filled.
Southern American Literature
Auburn U Deadline: November 1 10/27 email request for additional materials Have begun scheduling interviews Offer accepted.
Converse C Deadline: November 10 11/24: Ack. Received- Will contact for interviews at MLA first week of December) -Is this the same position as listed under "American Lit.-Open" below? I think so, see below-I posted the text from the ad
Northwestern State U Deadline: November 10 Email confirmation of application. Phone interview scheduled 12/4 (2) Invited two candidates for campus visits 12/10 Offer accepted, position filled (1/29)
Randolph-Macon Woman's C Deadline: November 1
Southeast Missouri State U Deadline: November 1 Rejection received early April; states hire has been made
U Tennessee at Knoxville Deadline: November 1 Q: Do they have an inside candidate? Don't know, but received a request for materials (2)
Western Carolina Deadline: November 15 Q: Inside candidate? Position filled
American Literature, Open
Augustana College Deadline: November 1 Rejection email 11/28 Did Augustana send out acknowledgements of receipt before they sent rejections? (I have heard nothing from them.) I received no acknowledgment from Augustana I received an e-mail acknowledgement. It said they will make their decisions about final candidates 3-4 weeks after the closing date of Nov. 1. Did Augustana interview at MLA? Late Feb: See AWP (Assoc of Writers and Writing Programs) website - job offered/accepted.
California Polytechnic State University Deadline: October 23 Rejection letter 12/18 (3)
Columbus State (Georgia) Deadline: January 3 (seems to be the same position they advertised last year; that search was canceled) Email 1/19/07 asking if I was still interested. They say they are about to schedule phone interviews. 1/30: a colleague has a phone interview.
Converse College Deadline: November 15 (Position was seeking an American Lit. Generalist with strengths in film and theory) actually ad reads: "and strengths including some of the following: twentieth-century British literature, film studies, Southern literature, World literature and literary criticism." 11/25:acknowledgment of application; says they will be in touch in early December 11/29: MLA interview requested via email (2) interviewed at MLA, in Feb. will be scheduling campus visits for April! Anyone had recent contact from Converse re: campus visits? They are in the middle of campus visits, first one last Monday, the rest this week. when was this posted? Campus visit info. was posted late January, I believe. No, it was posted in Feb., not that it matters now. First choice turned it down. Position filled
Curry College (MA) Deadline: November 17 phone interviews scheduled (1/19) So, there were no MLA interviews? I guess not. Has anything come of the phone interviews? Anyone know? at least some campus interviews have happened; haven't heard anything since Generalist position has been re-advertised in the Chronicle! Did anyone get an offer? I know they were trying to hire at least two new faculty.
Georgia College and State University Deadline: November 11 Interview scheduled 12/1
George Washington University (3-year renewable non-TT) Deadline: March 15 Has anyone heard anything?
Keuka College Any contact yet? rejection letter 3/21
Lander University Deadline: November 1( Short list developed, and candidates to contacted shortly: per rejection letter 1/13/07) 1/25: Have begun scheduling phone interviews.
- Bizarre. I received a second rejection letter from these people. Did they think I didn't understand the first one??* ( 4-10)
Job has been converted to TT, a possible bureaucratic explanation for the double rejection if they went back through the original candidate pool it was tenure track when I applied... April: Campus visits in progress
Lees-McRae College Search cancelled per letter, 2/26
Lindsey Wilson College Phone interview scheduled, 2/26
Macalester College: Review begins March 20 (open until filled) Rejection letter received, 5/7
Marymount University Deadline: November 11
Mount Saint Mary College, NY Has anyone heard anything? 1/29 According to rej letter, position has been filled.
Mount St. Mary's University Deadline: November 1 Requested Additional Material: Nov 28 MLA interview scheduled (12/5) Post-MLA rejection 1/8 (2) Under Creative Writing, it says campus visits sched. 1/5, is this same job? NO
Pomona College (Visiting Prof in American Lit & Women's Studies) Deadline: March 5 Phone interview scheduled week of 4-16, according to Women's Studies wiki
Rollins College Deadline: "early December" Request for more materials 11/28 (4) Still sending requests for more materials as of 11/30 MLA interview requested by phone, 12/13 Rejection letter (annoying one) via snailmail 2/19
Russell Sage College Deadline: 11/30 11/30: acknowledgment of application; says they'll contact candidates for MLA interviews in early December 12/18: Phone request for interview
Sacred Heart Deadline: 12/1
Saint Vincent College Deadline: 11/6 Request for more materials in Nov. (see above under 19th c.?) yes campus visit scheduled (2/12) offer made to one candidate and declined search closed - failed
Shawnee State University Request for MLA interview 12/19 Does anyone have an update on this search? I received an e-mail dated 3/1 to fill out background check authorization, but never did MLA or other interview. They're doing post-MLA phone interviews now 3/9 What happened with MLA interviews? No takers? They used MLA for initial screening only; then there were phone interviews with the full committee, then campus visits. They should have a decision by mid-April.
Simpson College Deadline: 12/1 MLA interview scheduled by e-mail, 12/4 Post MLA rejection 1/24 (snail mail) (2) Email from search chair: they are interviewing their top 3 on campus, but holding the rest of their top 10 as backups (2/10) Any news? Offer Accepted
University of Wisconsin, Baraboo Deadline: 11/3
Virginia Wesleyan College Deadline: November 14 Has requested dossiers on Nov. 8 Still sending out dossier requests as of November 14. MLA interview scheduled via phone 12/13. MLA interview scheduled via phone 12/18 Have they scheduled any campus interviews? They said they would take "a while" to get back, but I have heard nothing as of 1/26. I haven't heard anything as of 1/26, either. 1/29 and still nothing for me, the one who asked the question, btw. Please post when you hear anything, as will I. 1/31: got an e-mail saying they are beginning to invite candidates for campus visits 2/4: thanks for the update. I just today found a similar email in my spam folder. 4/7: Position filled.
Yale University "American literature, all periods" Rejection received: 12/20 "American Lit All Periods"? What a joke! I.E. We have our candidate already, thanks. How impolite. And i.e. should be followed by a comma (,).
African American Literature
Wake Forest University Deadline: Nov 1 Dossier/WS requested Nov 2 MLA Interview scheduled 12/7 Campus visit scheduled
Texas A&M Deadline: Nov 1 WS requested early November MLA interview scheduled 12/13
University of Chicago Deadline: Nov 1 WS requested Dec 1
UC Santa Barbara MLA interview scheduled 12/8 Job offer made
University of California, Riverside Campus visits scheduled
U of Missouri at Kansas City Deadline 11/10 Rec'd ack of app, letter dated 11/15/06 Q: Have they met to determine final interview candidates yet? MLA interview scheduled 12/1 Offer made and accepted 2/12/07
Univ. of Pennsylvania Campus visits scheduled
Keene State College Deadline Nov. 1 Rejection 1/20
Rhodes College Deadline Nov. 10 MLA interview scheduled 12/13
Salisbury University MLA interview scheduled 11/30 Campus Interview scheduled 1/22 Job Offered & Accepted 1/26
Sarah Lawrence College Deadline Nov. 1 MLA Interview scheduled 12/8/06
Saint Anselm C MLA Interview scheduled
U of North Carolina, Greensboro Rejection received 12/7
U of Mary Washington Deadline Dec. 1 MLA Interview schedule 12/12
Auburn Deadline Nov. 1 WS Requested 10/11 Have they scheduled MLA interviews yet? Campus interviews have been scheduled
Augusta State University MLA interview scheduled 11/29 Phone interview 1/19
Union C Deadline Nov. 10 Rejection e-mail received 12/13 MLA interview scheduled 11/29
Ithaca C MLA interview scheduled 12/13
Florida SU MLA interview for Asst position scheduled 12/13
U of New Hampshire MLA interview scheduled 12/6
Bucknell U Asst or Assoc MLA interview scheduled 11/20 post MLA rejection letter 1/9
Towson U WS/dossier/EOTE requested 11/22
Baylor U (Multiethnic American literature) Offer made 2/16; offer declined 2/23
Bryant U Rejection/"on file" via snail mail 12/16 Feb: position filled
College Misericordia Position filled
CSULB (Ethnic American literature) Email request for more teaching material 11/17 MLA interview scheduled (2) campus visit scheduled When did calls/e-mails for campus visits go out? search cancelled Why was the search cancelled? Did the funding fall through? Thanks.
DePaul U (Asian American or Latino/a) Request for materials, sometime before Thanksgiving. I don't remember the date. Ditto Nov 8 request for materials Rejected by snail mail 12/5 MLA interviews to be scheduled 12/14 and 12/15 MLA interview scheduled HAVE MLA INTERVIEWS BEEN SCHEDULED for depaul? Yes (2) Has anyone heard RE campus visits? 1/26 campus visits scheduled Snail mail post-interview rejection rec'd Jan 29. Offer made and accepted by candidate, 2/23 Does anyone know who accepted this job?
East Carolina University Deadline: 11/15 Campus visit scheduled
Florida Atlantic (Native American lit) 1/26: have campus visits been scheduled yet? 2/15: rec'd rejection email w/ note that they made an offer to someone
Hunter College CUNY (Asian American literature) Any news on campus visits? I interviewed with them at MLA and haven't heard from them since. 3/8 Position filled
Indiana U Bloomington (ethnic studies and/or transnational literatures) MLA interview scheduled via phone 12/12 Campus visits underway Offer has been made
Middlebury College (Race & Ethnicity) Any contact? Check out the american_studies wiki page for perhaps more than you wanted to know about this search... Even more meta: see this blog commentary on the AS wiki's debate about the Middlebury job: http://slavesofacademe.blogspot.com/2007/02/on-lies-secrets-and-silence.html Has anyone heard anything about the two-year VAP position in Am Lit? VAP in Am Lit taken
Mount Holyoke (Asian American literature) Deadline: 11/13 MLA interview scheduled via phone 12/5 flybacks occurring this week (1/29) and next Position filled
WHAT ABOUT QUEENS COLLEGE(African-American,Asian-American, or Latina/Latino literature) Anybody know if they'll be at MLA? Their acknowledgment letter didn't specify. yes they did mla intvws
Quinnipiac U (ethnic/minority, African American, and postcolonial literature) MLA interview scheduled via phone first week December MLA interview Anyone know anything about campus visits? I had an MLA interview with them and haven't heard from them. 3/2 Offer made sometime in February and accepted
Roosevelt U (African-American, Latino/Latina, and/or African diaspora) WS/dossier request 11/10
Richard Stockton College of NJ MLA Interviews Scheduled Were campus visits scheduled? Letter rec'd stating position has been filled 3/10
Sarah Lawrence (Asian American and Postcolonial literature) Deadline: 11/15 MLA Interview Scheduled 12/13 campus visits scheduled Jan
Shippensburg University, PA (Ethnic Lit) MLA interviews scheduled 1/26: have fly-backs been announced yet? any updates on this one? OFFER ACCEPTED
Simon Fraser U (Asian North American Literature) Deadline: 10/31
WHAT ABOUT ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY, NY (Ethnic American Literature)? The ad said they would interview at MLA...anybody heard anything?
Stanford U (Asian American literature) Deadline: 11/13 Rejection e-mail 12/8 MLA interview scheduled Campus visit scheduled
SUNY Binghamton (Modern/Ethnic American) MLA interviews scheduled
SUNY Stony Brook (multiethnic literature) Request for materials a while before Thanksgiving. Ditto Request for writing sample 11/14 MLA interview scheduled Rejection letter received 1/17, dated 1/10. I did not have an MLA interview with them. (2)
Texas Christian U (ethnic and multicultural literatures) Ditto Request for materials a while before Thanksgiving. Have begun scheduling MLA interviews MLA interview scheduled Any news on campus visits? I interviewed with them at MLA and haven't heard anything since. 3/8 Position filled
University of Connecticut (Asian Am) MLA interview scheduled 1/30: I am at UConn; four candidates are visiting last week & this week When did the first candidate visit? How about the last?
U. of North Florida (Latina/o) Request for materials a while before Thanksgiving. MLA interview scheduled early December
University of Colorado Request for materials a while before Thanksgiving. Is this the position at Boulder? Yes. Received rejection (post-interview) on 1/5 via email.
U of Dubuque (Global Literatures)
U of Georgia, Athens (Multicultural American literature) Deadline: 11/20
U of Wisconsin, Madison (African American Literature) MLA interviews campus interviews in Jan (2 candidates)
U of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (Native American Literature) Deadline: 11/13 Scheduled MLA interview early December 1/26: has anyone heard yet about campus visits? rejection letter says the position has been filled. This was the first I had heard from them post MLA interview and all it said was that they were glad to have had the opportunity to review my materials?? No, hey it was great to talk with you.
Vassar (Asian American literature) MLA interview scheduled by phone (12/18) Position filled
Washington State University, Vancouver (20th Century Ethnic American lit) Confirmation dated 12/12 (received between that date and post-MLA at institutional address) Did they hold MLA interviews? I don't think so. Has there been further contact?? 2/23: Snail-mail rejection
Western Washington University Request for materials a while before Thanksgiving.
Sam Houston State University (Chicana/o)
//Has anyone recieved a confirmation from Sam Houston?//
Telephone interview scheduled 12-8
Miami University (Chicana/o) Rejected 12-4 Request dossier and writing sample 11-20
U Mass Amherst (Ethnic Am Lit) Deadline Nov. 10 MLA Interview Is this for the modern/postmodern literatures job? No. Rejection received by mail, 12/9
Wesleyan University (Latino/a lit) MLA Interview scheduled 12/15 Inquiry 01/07: Any info on campus visits? Does anyone know if they have short-listed candidates or planned campus visits yet? Post-MLA rejection letter received 2/8. Boo!
Has anyone heard anything from Whitman College? Week of 01-22- candidates on campus
University of Utah Request for materials. Anything else???
University of New Mexico (Native American) 2 finalists scheduled for on-campus interviews late January DECLARED A "FAILED" SEARCH
University of Nevada-Reno (Literature and the Environment) Deadline: Nov.1 Request for additional materials (writing sample and ref. letters) sent out Nov. 1. MLA interview scheduled 12/5 Rejection letter via email, 2/14
Drake University (Narrative/Novel) Deadline: Oct 15 Phone interviews scheduled Campus Interviews scheduled
University of California, Irvine Deadline: Nov 1 Writing Sample Request: Nov. 9 anyone heard anything more??? MLA interview scheduled. email rejection letter 12/18 (2) Faculty meeting to discuss candidates to bring to campus: 1/10. Campus visits (5) scheduled from mid-Feb to early March. Campus visits now complete (3/5) Offer made (as of 4/5); Offer accepted (po-co theorist hired)
University of Dayton (Literary Theory) Deadline: Nov. 30 MLA interview scheduled Dec. 14
WHY ARE ALMOST NO POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES JOBS POSTED HERE? Thanks. - Probably because not many people in the field are using this tool. Feel free to add any jobs you know of. Also, sorry for moving your question, but it is only relevant for your field.
anyone know anything about HOFSTRA? have interviews been scheduled? campus interviews scheduled
Brandeis University Deadline: November 1 - anyone? MLA interview scheduled Have they scheduled campus interviews? Campus visits have been scheduled. Offer made and accepted.
Connecticut College (1 yr. Asst. Visiting Prof. in post-colonial/18th c. lit) Deadline: March 1 2007
Messiah College World Anglophone, British, writing expertise Not a real job. Advertisement posted on Chronicle in late February was up only ten days. Inside info indicates that the position will be posted every year until foreign-national faculty member receives green card. Sorry.
U of North Carolina at Charlotte Deadline: November 1 e-mail request for more materials (3 sample syllabi) 11/17; ditto interview request by telephone 12/1; ditto
Davidson College Deadline: November 15 e-mail request for more materials (Listed as British Fiction 18th century onward, specialty Postcolonial)
Have they scheduled campus visits?** Heard that offer was made and accepted.
U Delaware Deadline: October 16 MLA interviews scheduled Have they scheduled campus interviews? Yes, Jan.
UNCHAPEL HILL INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Campus visits have been scheduled.
STANFORD interviews scheduled Campus visits have been scheduled. Offer made and accepted.
Hamilton interviews scheduled Have they scheduled campus interviews yet? Campus visits have been scheduled.
British Literature, Open
Aurora University (19th and 20th British) Deadline: Early March Internal Candidate has inside track rejection letter indicates hire
Eugene Lang College/New School Deadline: Nov. 1 MLA interview and writing sample request via email 12/7 Rejection email 1/8
Grand View College (listed as British Literature and Composition) Deadline: December 15 Heard nothing from them yet 1/9
ANYONE KNOW ABOUT EMMANUEL (Boston)? (1/30) I believe this is a perm. hire for a 1-yr advertised last season. I emailed HR because the ad has no deadline but I have heard NADA. I talked to HR on 1/27 and they said no one has been interviewed yet. email request for phone interview, 2/12 As of Feb 19, interviews in progress, campus visits should happen in early March
Any word about Penn State Fayette's position for pre-1600? (as of 1/31) Nothing yet. Have they hired someone? What's going on? I haven't heard anything.
Anyone hear anything at all from University of Puerto, Rio Piedras?
Assumption College Deadline: Nov. 30 Interview 12/8 Interviewed at MLA: received rejection letter 1/24
Austin College Offer made and accepted
Azusa Pacific University Open until filled Heard that position has been filled
Baylor University Deadline: Nov. 28 Acknowledgment Letter received (dated 11/6) - with "Personal Data Form" to submit. No word about MLA interviews yet. Yeah, same here. Thought maybe they hated my personal data, but maybe not... :) Offer made 2/16; offer declined 2/23
Brooklyn College/CUNY Deadline: January 15 Rec'd email confirmation of app. on 1/8 Phone interview scheduled 1/13 Campus visit scheduled 1/17 Q: Any news on this one? I heard an offer was made, but this may be a rumor. Offer accepted
Clayton State University Deadline: April 2 offer made, accepted
College of Staten Island/CUNY Deadline: Dec. 6 MLA Interview scheduled over phone: 12/15 A few campus visits have been held (1/23) rejection letter on 3/22 says that position has been filled
Columbia College (MO) One-year Visiting Phone interviews scheduled Campus visits scheduled Offer rejected
CSU San Bernardino Deadline: Nov. 1 Reference letters & writing sample request via snail mail 10/17 Interview scheduled 12/7 Said they'd be scheduling campus visits in late Jan/early Feb position filled
CSU San Marcos Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier Request: Nov. 13 Dossier and writing sample request via email Nov 13 Interview scheduled 12/13 invited for campus interview 1/11/07 offer turned down offer made to subsequent candidate and accepted
Dalhousie University Deadline: Oct. 15 email Oct. 25 to give timeline: shortlist before Xmas break, flyouts early to mid-January Rejection letter received Dec. 6. Ditto, Dec. 7. Ditto, sent 11/30 (2). Whee! I got rejected as well! (sent 11/30) Offer made and accepted by candidate ca. 26 Jan.
George Washington University Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier Request: Nov 7 MLA Interview scheduled over e-mail: Dec 12 heard that at least one campus visit was scheduled Offer was accepted (Feb 22)
Georgia State University Deadline: Nov. 15 Dossier Request (email): Nov 21 Interview 12/8 Heard offer was made and accepted
Hampden-Sydney College Deadline: Nov. 15 Dossier Request: Nov. 15 Dossier Request: snail-mail dated Nov 21 (arrived Nov 29) Dossier Request via snail-mail dated Dec. 1 (arrived Dec. 8) MLA Interview Request (phone): Dec 19 Any word about campus visits? (January 31) Nothing yet. Campus visits are happening this week. Heard that offer has been made and accepted
Hawaii-West Oahu Any word, anyone? application acknowledged end of January rejection letter dated 4/23, position filled
McGill University Deadline: Nov. 15 Phone interview request (telephone): Dec. 8 (2) At least one campus visit was scheduled week of Jan 11. Typically invite 3-4 candidates to campus. Heard at least one campus visit has happened Feb. 7: Got a rejection letter stating that the position has been filled.
McNeese State University Deadline: Open until filled Position has been filled
Metropolitan State College of Denver Deadline: March 13 rejection letter dated 5/02, position filled
Miami University Deadline: Nov. 7 Dossier Request: Nov 11 (2) Rejection via email: Nov. 30 (3) MLA Interview scheduled, 12/12 (2) Offer made and accepted by candidate Clarification: Does this mean they are not hiring an Early Modernist? I'm not sure - I thought there were potentially two different positions - one in medieval and one in Renaissance; I heard they hired an Anglo-Saxonist for the medieval position See below: Early Modernist also hired. Both positions have been filled.
MIT Dossier Request: Nov 13 writing sample request via email Nov 13 (3) MLA Interview Scheduled: 12/18 MLA Interview Request (Phone): 12/18 heard that an offer has been made Snailmail rejection 1/25 Offer has been accepted Rejection letter stating position has been filled (received 2/12)
Mt. Holyoke Deadline: Nov. 13 Started scheduling MLA interviews Contacted candidates for campus visits Candidates will be on campus the week of 2/12 and 2/19 Heard that they did not hire any of the finalists Q: Does this mean they closed the search? Or are they going down the short list? They've closed the search.
Pomona College (new listing 3/26): VAP in Medieval Lit. Deadline: April 6 Where is this position advertised? I didn't see it on CHE or MLA, nor on Pomona's HR site. It was circulated by email on a dept. listserv as an "early version" of a job announcement. I haven't seen it advertised anywhere else yet either. Maybe they just haven't posted it yet or perhaps they're not interested in advertising it that widely? It looked like a real job. Considering that they started two searches in the fall that resulted in failed searches, I would be suspicious of any such discretely advertised job posting from them! I'm pretty sure it's a real posting for a sabbatical replacement; it just wasn't advertized widely.
Nanyang Tech U., Singapore Nov. 28: Email contact about telephone interview
Rollins College (Pre-1660 Brit Lit)
San Diego State University Deadline: Nov. 6 Writing sample request 11/12 have started scheduling interviews Rejection letter, dated 12/15, rec. 12/22 - polite one, though. Campus interview scheduled 1/25 Position Filled
Sonoma State University Deadline: Nov. 6 Writing sample request (email): 12/5 Called "semi-finalists": 12/15 Will be scheduling MLA interviews from that group MLA interview scheduled (by phone): 12/20 invited for campus interview 1/5/07 offer made, accepted
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Deadline: Feb. 2 Dossier request via email, Feb 8. Dossier and writing sample requested via email, 2/13 Dossier and writing sample request via email, 2/7 (2) campus visits? I received a rejection letter for the Irish position for which I did not apply. Then on 4/11, I receive an e-mail informing me that was an error and that I am still being considered for the position. Same here; it must have been a list mix-up. I got the same thing (rejection letter for Irish + apology/clarification), but during the week of 4/2. I emailed to ask what the timeframe for the search was, but haven't heard back as of 4/11. I also received a rejection letter for the Irish position, and then today, 4/11, an email saying I was still being considered for the position. Since this is almost two months after the dossier requests appear to have gone out, I find that hard to believe. I received the same letter and email during the week of 4/2.
Southeastern Louisiana U Deadline: Nov. 15 MLA interview invitation via email: Dec 7 campus visit scheduled 1/31
SUNY Buffalo State College App. acknowledged, letter rec. Dec 7 called about setting up an interview 2/21
University of Kentucky Deadline: Nov. 3 Writing Sample request via e-mail, 12/8 Rejection letters sent in Dec. (on cheesy photocopy of letterhead) MLA interview scheduled (via phone), 12/15 (2) does anyone know if they've scheduled campus visits yet? I believe they've contacted the candidates they plan to fly back, but not officially scheduled the visits (1/10). campus visits ongoing (2/3) Have they made an offer? Yes. Negotiations in progress 2/28.
University of Montevallo Deadline: Nov. 14 confirmation of application (snail-mail) Nov. 29 MLA interview invitation via email: Dec. 1 Any word about campus visits? Yes; was told they wouldn't be meeting to make decisions until the end of last week (i.e., 1/26) at the earliest - an admin decision, not a departmental one Learned that they hired a medievalist for the chair, so won't be hiring at the assist prof level
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Deadline: Nov. 10 Rejection letter, dated Nov 17, arr. Nov 28. Phone interview request (email), Dec. 5 MLA interview scheduled 12/12 Rejection letter, dated 12/13, arrived 12/18. Campus visit invitation (phone), 12/30 campus visits for the medieval position will be finished this week, 1/24 Offer made 1/29; Accepted 2/2
University of North Florida Deadline: Nov. 6 MLA Interview request (email): Dec 9 (3) Does anyone know if they've scheduled campus visits yet? Q: Seriously, no one has heard anything? A: Campus visits have been scheduled.
University of Rhode Island - 1 year Visiting Position Deadline: Feb. 15 called about setting up an interview 3/1
University of San Diego Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier Request: Nov 9 MLA interview request (phone): 12/15 (2) Rejection letter, dated 12/12, arrived 12/18 (3). Post-MLA interview rejection letter, dated 1/12.
Western Kentucky University Deadline: Nov. 6 Phone interview request via e-mail: 12/5 I heard they were only bringing two candidates to campus. Does anyone know if they've contacted people? Yes, they have. Position has been filled
Vassar College Deadline: Nov. 22 Email notice that they will contact short list Dec. 18-20: 12/11 MLA interview request (phone): 12/18 Campus visit invitation (phone): 12/31 Campus visits ongoing Offer has been made and accepted (2/24)
Arizona State University (Asst./ Ren.) Deadline: October 23 Rejection letter 12/15 Q: Has anyone heard about MLA interviews? VAP hired in Dec. See dept news blog.
Arizona State University (Assoc.-Full/ 17th Cent.) Deadline: October 23
Auburn University Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier request 10-15 Dossier request: Nov. 10 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/8 Have begun scheduling campus visits 1/9
Ball State University Deadline: October 15 Some MLA interviews scheduled 12/9 Campus visits scheduled 1/10 Position Filled (according to letter dated 4/4)
Brooklyn College CUNY (2 Positions) Deadline: November 1 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/14 Campus visit scheduled when was the visit scheduled? It was scheduled at MLA. (Job offer made and accepted for one post- Shakespearean hired)
California Lutheran U Have scheduled some MLA interviews 12/8 Post-MLA rejection email 1/22
California Polytechnic SU Deadline: 10/23 Phone interview requests MLA interview request by email 12/14 Campus visit scheduled by phone 1/5; two visits scheduled for week of 1/15 heard they made an offer
California SU Fullerton Deadline: 10/13 Any news?
Catholic U of America Deadline: 12/10 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/12 Have begun scheduling campus visits Offer made and accepted by candidate 3-1
Claremont McKenna Deadline: November 1 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/7 Have scheduled and held campus visits Heard they made an offer Offer confirmed in rejection letter, dated 3/9
Cornell University Deadline: November 1 Additional writing request: 11/8 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/7 Rejection letter: 12/18 Post-MLA rejection letter rec'd: 1/18 (dated 1/11) In mid-Jan., heard they were in negotiations with a candidate. Position Filled inside candidate (post-doc) got the job
Earlham C Deadline: 11/1 Have scheduled some MLA interviews 12/8 Campus interviews underway
Eastern Michigan University Deadline: November 1 Dossier request: October 20 Some MLA Interviews have been scheduled 12/12 Rejection letter received January
Florida International University Have begun scheduling campus visits
Framingham State College (MA) campus visits happened this week.
Georgia Southern University Have scheduled some MLA interviews 12/8 Any campus interviews?
George Mason University Deadline: Nov. 1 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/7 Rejection letter (1/1) Q: Any word on campus interviews? A: Two campus interviews are Underway
Grinnell College (posted in Chronicle 2/2: temp. Asst. Prof.) Deadline: 3/16
Indiana University Deadline: Oct. 27 Dossier and writing sample request 10/20 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/13 post-MLA rejection rec'd 1/7 Heard offer made.
James Madison University Deadline: Nov. 6 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Campus interviews scheduled Heard that position was filled. Confirmed in rejection email rec'd 3/19
Johns Hopkins University Deadline: Nov. 1 Writing sample request 11/14 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/12 At least one campus visit has been scheduled for the end of the month (1/3) Offer accepted
Kent State (Trumbull) Deadline: Review begins 2/12 (but open until filled)
Lawrence Univ. Deadline: Nov. 15 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/15 Contacted candidate for campus visit on Friday, 1/5 Position Filled (according to rejection letter dated 3/9)
Miami University Ohio Deadline: November 7 Writing sample request 11/9 Writing sample request 11/16 (I guess they must request on a rolling basis) Email rejection: 11/29 Some MLA interviews scheduled 12/12 Campus vists have been scheduled for medieval, but any word on early modern campus visits? Yes. See post at "Medieval" above: offer made & accepted. Unclear whether this means no early modern hire. Was it either/or or are they planning to hire for 2 separate positions? See reply above - I thought there were 2 different positions They had always been planning on hiring both in medieval and early modern, and they did hire an early modernist.
Methodist College Have conducted some phone interviews 12/8 Any campus interviews? Offer Made and was accepted 2/27
Northern Michigan University Deadline: November 20 Extra materials request 12/4 any news? Rejection Letter Rec'd 1/27 Colleague had a Phone Interview 2/2
Ohio State University Deadline: Nov. 1 Writing sample request 10/30 Writing sample request 11/22 Rejection later received 12/1 (dated 11/22) Some MLA interviews have been scheduled 12/13 At my MLA interview, they said they'd call for campus visits before the conference was over; anyone get a visit request? Campus visits have been scheduled and are happening this week. Campus visits continue week of 2/19 position filled
Ohio Wesleyan Deadline: November 3 Email rejection: 12/6 Some MLA interviews scheduled 12/16
Pomona College Writing sample request 11/8 Short list of candidates? A: Yes. Four candidates scheduled for campus visits (12/15). Search failed because of disagreement over candidates. see plannedobsolescence.net for SC chair's account of the search coming up empty I checked this site but it just talks about SC chair's own attempt to leave Pomona (?) Keep reading: "So what's been going on here that's been either so super-secret or so utterly distracting that I couldn't post? On the one hand, two searches here, one in my department and one in my program, each of which, frustratingly enough, has been closed without a successful hire."
Pomona College (new listing 3/26): VAP in Early Modern Lit Deadline: April 6 Candidate interviewed (4/19) Position Filled
Queens C, CUNY Deadline: 12/1 Had MLA interviews. Anybody heard anything post-MLA? Campus visits scheduled yet? Yes, I believe 2 campus talks have been given
Randolph-Macon Deadline: Nov. 15 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Have begun scheduling campus visits.
Rhodes C Deadline: 11/10 Request for more materials 11/28 Has anyone heard?? Not since the initial dossier request. Campus visits scheduled for early February
Rider University Deadline: Nov. 1 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews (as of 11/28)
Ripon College Have scheduled some MLA interviews 12/8 Any campus interviews? "candidate hired" (letter dated 3/23)
Rollins College (Pre-1660 Brit Lit)
Saint Joseph's Deadline: Nov. 3 Dossier request 11/8 Have begun to schedule MLA interviews Made invitations to campus visits by email 12/31 offer made and accepted by candidate
Saint Lawrence University - Visiting Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier request 10/30 Have begun to schedule MLA interviews
Saint Louis University Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier and sample request 11/20 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Campus visit scheduled 1/9. Job offer made (2/2); Offer accepted (2/5)
Saint Louis University, Madrid Deadline: 11/6 Dossier and sample request 11/7 Has anyone heard anything beyond extra materials requests? MLA interviews scheduled
San Diego State University Any word on post-MLA campus visits here? Campus visit scheduled 1/25 Post-MLA rejection letter rec'd: 2/9 Position Filled
San Francisco SU Deadline: 11/13 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/7 (e-mail) MLA interview request: 12/13 (via email) Have begun scheduling campus visits.
Seton Hall Deadline: 12/11 MLA interview request: 12/20 is this true? acknowledgement letter, rec'd ~12/20, implied that they would conduct phone interviews after MLA) Yes, it's true. They said they're staying at the Marriot. Campus visit scheduled Offer to be made mid-Feb
Simon Fraser U Deadline: 10/2
Skidmore College Deadline: October 15 Rejection 11/10 Rejection 12/13 (I guess they do multiple cuts) Have begun to schedule MLA interviews 12/7 Campus visit scheduled Offer made and accepted.
Southern Mississippi Deadline: 11/17 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews by phone 12/11
Southern New Hampshire Deadline: 11/10 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews by phone, 12/13
SUNY New Paltz Deadline: November 1 Some MLA interviews have been scheduled. Have begun scheduling campus visits. Offer accepted by candidate (2/7)
SUNY Oswego - in literature before 1800 Deadline: rolling, with review of applications beginning December 1 (cross-listed below under eighteenth century) Some MLA interviews have been scheduled, by phone.
SUNY Stony Brook Deadline: November 1 Writing samp./dossier request 11/16 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Rejection: December 4 Has anyone heard anything about this position since MLA? Heard offer(s) made. Heard offer for early modern job was accepted (3/17)
Towson University Deadline: November 10 Dossier request: 11/23 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/14 Have begun scheduling campus interviews Offer made
Trinity University Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/8 Any campus interviews? Rejection letter (dated 2/15)
University of California, Berkeley (2 positions) Deadline: Oct. 30 MLA interviews are now being arranged by e-mail 12/14 Post-MLA rejection e-mail (1/27) Search failed. Heard they plan to re-start search in 2 yrs.
University of California, Davis Deadline: Nov. 1 Rejection letter (1/1) Ditto (dated 12/18) Post-MLA Rejection (1/4) One campus visit scheduled (see departmental events page)
University of Illinois (2 positions) Deadline: Nov. 3 Writing sample/dossier request 11/13 Writing sampple/dossier request 11/22 Q: Has anyone heard about MLA interviews? Have begun to schedule MLA interviews 12/15 (note that UIUC is known for making offers at or immediately after MLA) Offers have been made; in negotiations
University of Kentucky Deadline: Nov. 3 Writing sample request 11/8 any news? Not yet. In response to a request for clarification, I was told that the committee is still working on generating the interview list (12/14). any campus visits after MLA? A: Campus visits scheduled.
University of Michigan-Dearborn Deadline: Nov. 6 Offer made and accepted by candidate
University of Minnesota-Morris Deadline: November 1 Writing sample request 11/21 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Campus visits scheduled for February Position filled (according to email dated 3/20)
University of New Hampshire Deadline: November 3 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews I hear they have begun scheduling campus interviews. Yes, it's true (1/18), 4 finalists OFFER ACCEPTED in February
University of Notre Dame Deadline: Oct. 20 Writing sample/dossier request 11/7 Rejection letter: 12/7 Have begun to schedule MLA interviews 12/13 Position Filled (it was a senior hire)
University of Oregon Deadline: Nov. 10 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews 12/4 Rejection received: 12/11 Ditto: received 12/11 (dated 12/6) Campus visits scheduled. Search failed (letter dated 9 March)
U of South Alabama Deadline: 11/7
University of South Dakota (Brit Lit before 1800) Review of apps. begins Feb. 23 Phone interview scheduled 3/19 (by phone) Offer made and accepted.
University of South Florida, Tampa Deadline: Nov. 6 Dossier and writing sample request 11/10 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Contacted candidate for campus visit on 1/6 Heard that they have made an offer offer accepted (Letter dated May 3)
U of Sydney Deadline: 10/6 Email rejection: 12/18
University of Toronto at Scarborough Deadline: Nov. 27 Offer made and accepted by candidate 02/20
U of Utah (Open Rank: Renaissance/17th c.) Deadline: 11/1 Extra materials request: 11/6 Writing sample request: 11/12 any news?
University of Victoria Deadline: Oct. 31 any news? At least one campus visit scheduled. Jan 12
U of Washington (pre-1800) Deadline: 11/9 Search has been cancelled.
University of Western Ontario Deadline: Nov. 1 Rejection via email: Dec. 7 Have begun scheduling campus visits. Campus visits are underway. Offer made and accepted by candidate
University of Windsor Deadline: Nov. 15 Q. any news at all?
Western Illinois University Deadline: November 20 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Have begun scheduling campus interviews 1/10 Q: Any News subsequent to campus interviews? A: None! Letter dated April 30: "The search process was successfully completed last week when the department's choice for this position signed his contract."
Yale University Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier request: 11/6, 11/16, 12/4 Writing sample request, 12/12 Heartless rejection postcard with my name misspelled, received 12/20 MLA interview request by email 12/20 Yale has hired in two other fields, Modern and American. As far as I've heard, they passed on hiring in e mod.
York University Deadline: Nov. 8 Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Campus visits scheduled
18th Century (British)
Ashland University Not interviewing at MLA; phone interview conducted 12/5
Bard College Deadline: Nov. 15 Dossier requested 11/21 Some MLA interviews requested via e-mail (12/13) Q: Anyone know what happened with this search?
California State University-LA Deadline: Dec. 1 Phone interview scheduled and writing sample requested (12/6) Phone interview Dec 10; writing sample requested They will not interview at MLA-phone interviews only. Some flybacks scheduled 12/14. Some flybacks scheduled 2/13 An offer has been made. No one hired; will likely renew search next year w/o focus on drama. (info in letter receieved 6/16)
California State University-Chico Deadline: Dec. 1 Some MLA interviews have been scheduled by phone, as of 12/11. an offer has been made
Cal-Tech/Huntington postdoc MLA interview scheduled by email 12/11
Coe College Deadline: Oct. 27 Some interviews scheduled offer made and accepted
Columbia University Deadline: Nov. 1 MLA interview scheduled 12/19 Campus visits scheduled Offer made and accepted
Colorado College (18th-c. or Romantic poetry preferred) Deadline: Dec. 1 Interview scheduled 12/15 Interview scheduled, 12/18 Rejection letter received 12/20 Heard offer was made and rejected
Concordia (Montreal) Deadline: Nov. 1 Second writing sample requested Campus visits scheduled
Emory University Deadline: rolling Writing sample requested 11/8 Rejection: mid-late November Rejection: Dec. 4 Interviews scheduled by phone, 12/7 Has anyone gotten an invitation for a campus interview? They said they'd let you know at MLA. Campus interviews are already scheduled. offer made and accepted
Furman University Deadline: rolling Dossier requested 11/27 Dossier requested 12/4 Dossier requested by email 12/4 Dossier requested by email 12/15 Interview scheduled by phone 12/16 Offer made and accepted
Harvard University Deadline: 1 Dec. Rejection by email: 12/20 offer was made and accepted
Holy Cross (visiting position) Deadline: April 13
James Madison University Deadline: rolling MLA interview scheduled 11/29 MLA interview scheduled 12/5 Campus interviews scheduled
John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Deadline: Nov. 25 Q: Has anyone heard from John Jay? Nothing. Total radio silence. Not even an acknowledgment. Update: 1/1/07 (happy new year all!): since posting the question above, I have heard of two New-York area people who were contacted very late (12/22, 12/23) for on-site interviews week of January 2. One for 18th-century job, one for theory job. A: JJC also interviewed non-NY-area people at MLA. 1/31/07 e-mail contact to arrange campus visit
Loyola Marymount-LA Deadline: Oct. 27 Writing sample requested 11/2 Writing sample, teaching materials requested 11/7 Have begun scheduling interviews Rejection received 12/14 Rejection received 12/18 Campus visits completed Offer made and accepted
Loyola, New Orleans Rejection received 12/18
Manhattan College Deadline: 3/9 Received letter (dated 3/21) saying that position has been filled.
Murray State Deadline: Nov. 17 Some interviews scheduled Campus visits scheduled
New College Florida [Anglophone poetry, 18th/19th Century] Deadline: Nov. 10 Received writing sample request Any interviews scheduled?
Northwestern University Deadline: Oct. 30 Interviews scheduled, 12/4 3/3 I just received an affirmative action card from them. Is this a mistake? 3/5 Me too. I guess they want to get our aa data on file before they send us their official rejection. Email rejection sent 3/6. Offer made and accepted.
Pomona College: VAP in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (including Romantic)(listed 3/26) WHERE IS THIS ADVERTISED? It's not in the Chronicle or the MLA Job List! It was forwarded by email as an "early version" of a job announcement. I haven't seen it advertised anywhere else yet either. Maybe not posted yet or maybe there's an "inside candidate" so they're not advertising it much, don't know . . . Deadline: April 6
Purdue University Deadline: rolling MLA interview scheduled 11/29 MLA interview scheduled (12/4) Campus visits will be arranged in late Jan/early Feb. Offer made and accepted.
Simon Fraser University Deadline: Oct. 31 MLA interview scheduled, 12/14 Campus visits scheduled Offer made and accepted
Southwestern College (Kansas) (18th, 19th, or 20th cen. Eng. lit) Phone interview scheduled (beginning of Dec.) Campus visits (mid-Dec.) MLA interviews (announced at MLA) Interviews scheduled, 2/15 Job offer made, 2/23
SUNY Oswego - in literature before 1800 Deadline: rolling, with review of applications beginning December 1 (cross-listed above under Early Modern) MLA interviews scheduled. Some campus visits have been arranged, as of January 8.
Susquehanna U Deadline: rolling Have begun scheduling interviews MLA interview scheduled 11/29 Offer made and accepted, 3/24
Syracuse University (Associate Prof.) Deadline Dec. 1
NEW LISTING Union College, NY (deadline Apr 15) Visiting position 18th/19th century; British/European
UC Davis Deadline: Nov. 1 interviews scheduled, 12/4 Campus interviews scheduled offer made
UCLA (specialty: 1660-1750 preferred) Deadline: Nov. 1 Interviews scheduled, 12/11 campus interviews scheduled Offer made and accepted
University of Chicago Same job (1750-1900) listed under 19th c Rejection received 12/18 Question: Does anyone know if any 18th-century specialists were interviewed for this job at MLA?
University of Michigan Deadline: Nov. 10 Same job (1660-1900) listed below under 19th c MLA interview scheduled 12/13
University of Missouri-Kansas City (January job posting) Phone interview 2/13 Offer made and accepted.
University of Kentucky (18th/19th-c. poetry; Associate Prof.) Deadline: Dec. 1
University of West Georgia Deadline: Nov. 3 Some MLA interviews have been scheduled by phone (12/12). MLA interview scheduled 12/6 Some campus visits have been arranged, as of 1/10. An offer made
University of Louisiana Monroe Deadline: Nov. 20
University of South Dakota (Brit Lit before 1800) Review of apps. begins Feb. 23 Phone interview scheduled 3/19 Offer made and accepted.
Waterloo University Deadline: Dec. 11 Some flybacks have happened
Wayne State University - Open Rank Deadline: Nov. 3 Rejection by email (first of the season) 11/22 Flybacks scheduled 1st week of December.
19th Century (British)
Auburn University Montgomery Review begins Nov 1 (Brit Romanticism, Business Writing) MLA interview (2) scheduled, 12/8 Campus Visits Completed (presumably) Offer Extended to Candidate
Austin Peay State University (Romanticism) Initial phone interviews, late January
Boston U Deadline: Nov. 1 Letter request of dossier and sample, dated 11/9 received 11/14 Email rejection: 12/19 Snail-mail rejection dated 1/2; postmarked 1/20; received 1/23 Offer made and accepted
Brown University Deadline: Nov. 1 (Listed as late 18th-century and 19th-century British) Email requesting writing sample, 11/20 MLA interviews have been scheduled Campus interviews have been scheduled, 1/2 Offer made and accepted
California Polytechnic SU Review to begin 10/23 Phone interview scheduled MLA interview scheduled via email Campus visit scheduled by phone 1/7. offer made & accepted
California SU, Long Beach Deadline: November 15 MLA interview scheduled Offer made and accepted 2/27
Christian Brothers Deadline: Nov. 15 (Listed as Milton specialist and/or Victorianist *huh?*) Campus visit scheduled 1/24
LATE POSITION OPENING Clayton State Deadline: April 2 (19th-20th cent Brit Lit) ANY NEWS? Phone interview for 4/15
Clemson Deadline: Oct 27 (Brit Romanticism) Dossier Request, 11/3 (2) MLA interview scheduled 12/15 Heard offer was made and accepted
Coe College Deadline: Oct. 27 Campus visits scheduled.
Davidson College Deadline: November 15 e-mail request for more materials (Listed as British Fiction 18th century onward, specialty Postcolonial) Also listed here in Postcolonial section Have they scheduled campus visits? Heard that offer was made and accepted.
East Carolina (Brit Romanticism) scheduling phone interviews for January (12/19) campus visits scheduled.
Emmanuel (Brit Lit) Emmanuel will not be interviewing at MLA. Committee is reviewing materials and will begin contacting candidates in mid-January. Q. Has anyone heard anything yet?
Florida Atlantic British Romanticism MLA interview scheduled
Fordham University Deadline: Nov. 10 (British Romantic) Have they begun scheduling interviews? Did anyone ever hear anything back from them? I never even got a letter confirming my app was received No, I never heard anything at all, not even that my app. was received. (2/5/07) Offer made and accepted
Indiana University Deadline: Oct. 27 Some requests for dossiers have been sent. Email request for dossier and sample, 11/14 Is this the same search they ran last year? Rejection letter rec. 11/20 Telephoned to schedule MLA interview 12/13 Offer made and accepted.
Indiana University - Kokomo Deadline: Dec. 1 (Listed as 19th/20th/21st century British literature) Email received 01-25-07 asking if candidates are still interested in the position. Campus visits will take place in mid-February, they hope. email requesting phone interview 2/5
Iowa State Deadline: Nov. 1 Position has not yet been funded, so there will be no MLA interviews. If funding is approved in January, phone interviews will be conducted.
Lander University Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled (Listed as 18th and/or 19th century British literature) Phone interview invitation (1/17) Offer made and accepted
La Salle University Deadline: Oct. 31 (Listed as British Literature 1800 on) Rejection letter mailed 11/16 Rejection letter 11/18 Dossier request, 11/18 Rejection letter, 12/8 Campus visit schedule by phone 12/30. offer made and accepted 2/14
Lenoir Rhyne College Deadline: Dec. 1 Listed as 18th and 19th Offer made and accepted. (Informed by rejection e-mail 2/4.)
Loyola Marymount Deadline: Oct. 27 Additional materials requested via email rejection email 12/14 MLA interview scheduled Campus visit scheduled 1/3 Offer made and accepted 2/14
Loyola New Orleans (listed as English Lit before 1900) received rejection in mail 12/16, 12/18
Loyola University Chicago Deadline: Nov. 1 (Listed as British Romantic) Rejection email received 11/16 (3), 12/12 Q: Did Loyola Chicago send out acknowledgment letters to anyone? Writing Sample request 11/13 MLA interview scheduled 12/11
Macon State College (Romantic Period / Generalist) phone interviews week of Feb 26 any calls for campus visit? Campus visit scheduled 3/7
Mount Mary College 18th/19th c. Phone interview scheduled 3-1
Mount Union No deadline specified Have begun scheduling MLA interviews Campus visits have been scheduled.
Murray State U Deadline: Nov. 17 MLA interview request via email, 12/08 Rejection letter 2/17 Campus visit scheduled 2/26 Campus visit cancelled 2/28; dean called to report that position is not being funded
Ohio State-Mansfield Deadline: Nov. 15 (Listed as 19th and/or 20th century) Dossier request by USPS (with affirmative action card) MLA interview scheduled 12/08 Search complete - letter dated 4/2
Ohio State - Marion Deadline: Oct. 30 Email requests for supplementary materials, 11/22 MLA interviews being scheduled-12/15 and 12/18.
Q: has anyone heard anything about this position since MLA? Search complete, letter dated 4/20
Ohio Wesleyan Deadline: Nov. 3 Rejection email sent 12/5 (2) MLA Interview scheduled 12/16 Email rejection 2/22: "Our search ... is complete"
Rochester Deadline: Nov. 4 Dossier and sample requested via e-mail, 11/21 (2) Interview scheduled 12/11 Campus Visits Scheduled (four candidates) Offer has been made and accepted by S. Rajan according to their course schedule
Rutgers-Camden (newly listed) (British Romanticism) Deadline: Dec. 8 MLA interview scheduled 12/14 (4) Letter dated 3/5 received 3/8: position has been filled
Scripps College Deadline: Nov. 5 19th/20th c. Sample requested by email, 11/19, 11/21, 11/28 (2) interview scheduling reported on 12/12; post removed on 12/12 Offer made.
Shawnee State University 18th/19th c. Deadline: Nov. 10 MLA interview scheduled Campus visits scheduled Offer made
Spelman College Deadline: Dec. 1 MLA interview scheduled 12/9 Letter dated 03/12 stating search is complete
Saint Louis University Deadeline: Nov. 1 Email request for dossier and sample, 11/21 MLA interview scheduled campus visits scheduled Offer made and accepted (2/24)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Deadline: 11/13 (listed as Critical Theory/Victorian Novel) Writing sample requested via email, 11/11 rejection letter received 12/15 Campus visit request for this job, 1/8 Offer made to one candidate and declined
Southwestern College (Kansas) (18th, 19th, or 20th cen. Eng. lit) Phone interview scheduled (beginning of Dec.) Campus visits (mid-Dec.) MLA interviews (announced at MLA) Interviews scheduled, 2/15 Job offer made, 2/23
SUNY Albany Did SUNY Albany interview at MLA? yes, but no news since Campus visit scheduled, 2/7
Texas A&M, Corpus Christi Deadline: December 15 in mid-January, this ad is being re-run in the Chronicle application acknowledgment mailed 12 January (indicating application status as of 18 December) Request for phone interview 2/10 Offer made and accepted
Transylvania University Deadline: Nov. 6 19th/20th c. Dossier request via snail-mail: sent 11/13, rec. 11/17 Dossier request via snail-mail: sent 11/17, rec. 11/19 Dossier request via snail-mail: sent 11/6, rec. 11/9 Rejection letter via snail-mail, rec. 12/15 Rejection letter via snail-mail, rec. 12/22 Rejection letter via snail-mail, rec. 12/23 (after dossier request) Interviewed at MLA. Have they scheduled campus visits? 1/24: my colleague has a campus visit Offer made and accepted
Union University Deadline: Nov. 14 Phone interview scheduled via email MLA interview scheduled 1/30 Invited for campus interview
University of Alberta email request to circulate materials 11/25 campus visits scheduled search failed
University of Chicago Deadline: Nov. 1 (Listed as British Literature and Culture 1750-1900) E-mail requesting writing sample, 11/16 Email requesting writing sample, 11/27 rejection letter in mail 12/8 Rejection letter received after writing sample request, 12/15 MLA interviews scheduled.
**Q: does anyone know what happened with this search?**
University of Dayton Deadline: Nov. 8 Supplementary materials requested via email 11/22 (2) MLA interviews scheduled (12/12) Campus visit scheduled 1/16 Offer made and accepted
University of Illinois at Chicago Any campus visits scheduled? Yes, I know at least one campus visit is set for this job (1/19). Offer made and accepted
Late Ad University of Glasgow Deadline: April 27 (19th Century British Literature)
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Deadline: Dec. 1 Listed as a generalist with specific interest in post-1800 lit. Call for MLA interview: 12/13
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Deadline: Nov. 10 (British Romanticism) Rejection received 12/4 Rejection letter received via snail mail 12/14 Interview scheduled 12/6 (2)
University of Michigan Deadline: Nov. 10 Will contact by Dec 18 (Listed as British Literature and Culture 1660-1900) Campus visit scheduled Heard offer made and accepted.
University of Missouri-Kansas City (18th/19th) (January job posting) Phone interview 2/13
this was a regular long 18th-c. job; not an 18th/19th-c. job; why is it listed here?because it's a mid-late Victorian position-perhaps you're confusing it with another ad?
University of Oregon Deadline: Nov. 10 Interview scheduled 12/6 MLA interviews scheduled Rejection letter dated 12/11; postmarked 12/13; received 12/18
University of North Dakota Deadline: Nov. 10 Dossier request 12/8 (2) Not interviewing at MLA, will have phone interviews in January Phone interview scheduled via email, 1/10 Campus visit scheduled 1/19 Offer made to one candidate and declined 2/15 Phone interview scheduled 2/16
University of Toronto-Mississauga Deadline: Nov. 10 Offer made and accepted by candidate 02/12
University of Virginia's College at Wise 18th/19th c.
University of Wisconsin-Superior Deadline: Dec. 8 (Searching for 18th-c., Romanticist, or Victorianist) MLA interview scheduled. Campus visits scheduled. offer made, declined
Utah Deadline: Nov. 1 Some requests for dossiers have been sent. MLA interviews have been scheduled.
Vanderbilt (British Romanticism) Dossier Request 11/15 (2) Rejection letter received 12/4 Rejection letter received 11/30 MLA interview scheduled 12/11 rejection letter rec'd 12/18
Virginia Commonwealth (History of the Novel position; not English/Women's Studies position) Deadline: Nov. 13 (History of the Novel) Writing sample request late Nov. MLA interviews scheduled
Q: has anyone heard anything about this position since MLA? Campus interviews have been completed. Letter dated 03-08-07 stating an offer has been made and accepted.
Q: I never received that letter. Was in sent via regular mail?
Yes, letter was sent via regular mail.
Wake Forest Deadline: Oct. 31 Some requests for dossiers have been sent. Email request for dossier and sample, 11/9 Email request for dossier, sample, teaching philosophy 11/6 MLA interview scheduled 12/7 Campus visits for this position have been scheduled/completed. Offers made and accepted.
- Q: Offers plural? How many victorian positions were there? one or two?
Western Washington Deadline: Nov. 6 Supplementary materials requested via email 11/20 MLA interview scheduled 12/7 Campus visit scheduled 1/8 Offer made, but I don't know whether it has been accepted.
Whittier College Deadline: Nov. 1 19th c., emphasis in novel Rejection 12/4 MLA interview scheduled 12/5 Any campus visits scheduled? Campus visit scheduled 1/16 Post-MLA rejection letter: sent 1/16 received 1/20
British Modernism and/or Twentieth Century British Literature
Coastal Carolina University Deadline: November 15 MLA interview scheduled by email, 12/5
Fairfield University Deadline: Oct. 20 Telephone request for writing sample, dossier 11/22 MLA interview scheduled by phonecall, late 12/19 anyone heard back post-MLA or know their timeline?
Hendrix College Deadline: November 3 MLA interview scheduled 11/30 Does anyone know if campus visits have been scheduled? Have begun scheduling campus visits as of 1/18.
Macalester College Deadline: Nov. 1 Rejection letter received, 12/1 Ditto: rejection 12/1/another one 12-5 by snail mail Anyone heard anything? 12/19 Rejection letter received 12/19 Campus visits scheduled for February Offer made and accepted, 3/1
Manhattan College Deadline: Nov. 20 Anyone heard anything? 12/19 MLA interviews happened
Niagara U 1/18 four campus interviews scheduled for between 1/29- and ca. 2/10 4/29: I heard through a tenuous grapevine this has been accepted. But don't quote me.
SUNY Brockport (drama) Deadline: Oct 31 Interview Requested 11/20 Contacted candidate for campus visit in 1st week of January Offer made and accepted in March
Southern Connecticut State U Deadline: 11/10 MLA Interview scheduled 12/11
Tulane U. Deadline: Nov. 1 Dossier request by email 11-18
Q: Do they have funding for this? I heard they don't. don't know, but they've scheduled some interviews Campus interview scheduled
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa Deadline: Oct. 31 Snailmail request for writing sample and dossier rec'd 11/20 Interview request 12/11 MLA interview scheduled Are the campus visits over?
U Illinois, Chicago (1yr visiting) "If you haven't heard from us by 12/10, you can assume you are no longer being considered." MLA interview scheduled 12/12
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Deadline: Nov. 10 Rejection letter 12/15 (2) Is this the same search as the one listed below under "Modern"? I think so.
University of Memphis Deadline: Nov. 1 MLA interview request 12/11 (2) Campus interview scheduled, week of 1/8
University of Montevallo Deadline: November 14 MLA interview scheduled by email, 12/5 Does anyone know if campus interviews have been scheduled? Interview scheduled for Feb 6; job offer Feb 12
University of Oklahoma Deadline: November 10 Writing sample request sent 11/6, 11/17 MLA interview request: 12-7 Campus interview scheduled
University of Pennsylvania Deadline: Oct. 30 writing sample request by email: 11-19
U Victoria deadline: 10/31 Any news? Interview request 2/8 for sometime in March 4 candidates brought in for on-campus interviews March 29/30.
University of Nevada - Reno Q: Is this the Environmental Lit position? A: No. The position is listed as "Twentieth-Century British and/or Postcolonial Literature" Deadline: Nov. 1 writing sample request 11-15 by email Q: Does anyone know if interviews have been scheduled for this job? I ask because it was one of the earliest dossier requests I received? Q: Me too. MLA interview scheduled
Southwestern College (Kansas) (18th, 19th, or 20th cen. Eng. lit) Phone interview (beginning of Dec.) Campus visits (mid-Dec.) Goal to finish pre-MLA? MLA interviews (announced at MLA)
Suffolk University Deadline: Nov.3 (20th-century British Lit) Dossier, writing sample request rec'd by snail mail 11/20
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Deadline: November 27 (20th Century British Lit/Critical Theory) MLA interviews
Western Connecticut State University (20th c. Brit. Poetry/Fiction) Deadline: Feb 26 (open until filled)
Western Illinois Modern(ist) Brit. Poetry Anyone got the skinny? interviewed at mla anything on flybacks? I heard the expected to call within 2 weeks of MLA 1/19: I had mla interview, no word yet. 1/22: campus interview requested Does anyone know the state of deliberation / negotiation on this one? 4/4: haven't heard anything since campus visit; 5 weeks or so I had MLA, not campus; they called one of my refs. in April, but I have heard nothing. After being ignored for around 8 weeks I was informed that the search was closed without a hire: bad weather, 'pparently. 5/21: rejection letter says search has been closed & with no hire; pos. will be reposted next fall with a "clearer description"
I know Irish jobs shouldn't be under "Cont Brit" (!) but since there doesn't seem to be a better category, has anyone heard from any? I created a category below and moved some of the earlier notes down there. I hope no one minds. Thank you for doing this.
Has anyone heard anything from North Florida or East Carolina University about their Irish Studies jobs? No, nothing. Update: see below
Bridgewater State College (Irish/Postcolonial) phone interview scheduled mid Dec 4/30: letter saying search closed without appointment
East Carolina University Deadline: Nov 15 The ECU English departmental secretary told me Friday afternoon (Dec. 15) when I called her that they would be scheduling MLA interviews "this week." How vague (and late), but at least this possibility is still open. Informal MLA interview scheduled 12-20. Phone interviews in January.
Southern Illinois Unvi-Carbondale Deadline: Nov. 1 Request for writing sample and letters of rec. 11/15 MLA interview scheduled Dec 11th Initial campus visits have been scheduled.
Union College Deadline: Nov 10 MLA interview scheduled 11/22 Contacted candidate for campus visit in 1st week of February Candidate has accepted offer (heard via rejection)
University of North FLorida: Director of Irish Studies/Full or Assoc. Prof. I emailed the current director of Irish Studies at UNF, Dick Bizot, last week, to ask about MLA interviews and he told me there will be no MLA interviews for this position since it's a senior one. Instead, UNF will bring a "handful" of candidates to campus. My guess is that this will happen in mid-January. Interview scheduled.
Georgia Southern: Postcolonial/Irish studies Deadline: Nov. 1 Have they scheduled MLA interviews yet? Interview scheduled December 11th
Q: This section seems very stagnant. Has anyone heard anything about interviews regarding these positions? Yes, it has. I thought I was the only one paying attention to it! The only interview I have heard about is the Queens College one below. Cheers. No, there are more than a few of us out here waiting on the Kid's Lit. front!
California State University San Bernadino MLA Interview scheduled via phone on 12/7/06 Q: Have they scheduled campus interviews yet? position has been filled
A: They have scheduled interviews for the rhetoric job (1/5), according to the rhetoric wiki. I don't if this means anything in terms of the children's literature position. Q: Can anyone confirm any of the five other literary positions?
Central Michigan University Q: Have they scheduled campus interviews yet? Received rejection letter 1/22 (dated 1/15); had done initial phone interview in Dec.
University of Central Arkansas Phone call from SC to determine continued interest 1/17 Campus visits scheduled Offer made
Kansas State University Has requested dossier as of 11/10/06 Q: Has anyone heard anything at all on KSU? I'm beginnng to wonder if they have finalized candidates yet! A friend of mine interviewed at MLA and has a campus visit scheduled.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte A friend of mine had a phone interview with UNCC on Dec 06. Not that I have any doubts here, but could you be a bit more specific: Most reports indicate that UNCC is interviewing at MLA (not over the phone). Did your friend, perhaps, just set up an interview? To clarify: My friend was interviewed on the phone by the search committee last Wednesday, Dec. 06. I hear that they have made a hire this week (1/26).
Niagra University Phone interviews are scheduled to occur mid-December. Anyone set up a call yet? 1/30: This isn't really a children's lit job. Children's lit abiliy is part of their "wish list" but the job is more 20th c. British (see above).
University of Pittsburgh Has requested dossier as of 11/10/06 Supposedly meeting on 12/11 to determine interviewees, expect calls on 12-14 and 12-15 MLA Interview scheduled via phone 12/14 Rejection via email 12/18 Campus visits scheduled Offer has been made.
Queens College CUNY MLA Interview scheduled via phone on 12/4/06 Caller mentioned they were specifically wanting an American children's lit person Supposedly search failed last year and they decided to broaden the pool. This is a bit annoying since they erased the "Americanist" from this year's ad and yet they still search specifically for it. Campus visits scheduled Offer made
San Diego State University Has requested dossier as of 11/15/06 MLA interview scheduled by phone 12/13/06 Campus visits scheduled Post-MLA very nice rejection letter by mail 1/30 Position Filled
University of Texas Pan American
Texas State University San Marcos Two friends of mine have interviews w/San Marcos. I think MLA but maybe phone.
West Virginia University (Children's Literature/English Education) MLA Interview scheduled via email 11/27 My friend has a campus visit scheduled. Post-MLA rejection email 1/5/07
Interdisciplinary (see also Link Film & Media Studies Wiki)
Bentley Deadline: 11/20 ("Media and culture" interdisc. position) (according to the film/media wiki, they have started to call for MLA interviews)
Bryant University Deadline: 11/15 ("New Media"/English/Visual Studies) Rejection by mail: 12/18/06 (2)
Dartmouth College Deadline: 11/30 (Interdisciplinary Humanities postdoc)
Louisiana State University (joint English/Women's Studies) Deadline: 11/1 Anyone heard anything yet? according to the Women's Studies wiki LSU contacted candidates in mid-Nov for additional materials
Pomona College (Visiting Prof in American Lit & Women's Studies) Deadline: March 5
SUNY Buffalo Deadline: 11/3 (American lit/pop culture) (according to the film/media wiki, they have scheduled on campus interviews)
University of Virginia Deadline: 11/5
U Conn Deadline: 11/1 (Humanities) anyone heard anything more?? 12/15 semifinalist notification by email with writing sample request Anyone heard about campus visits yet? CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED (4 CANDIDATES)
West Virginia State University (Comparative Literature)
Georgetown (English, feminist literary theory emphasis) have interviews been scheduled? I don't know, but I had a request for materials 11/27 Request for materials Nov 10 Rejection letter postmarked 12/14 (1) Campus interviews in early Jan.
Johns Hopkins Deadline: 11/1 (Comparative Literature/Philosophy/Theory) Rejection letter (a relatively sympathetic one, for what it's worth) received 2/12
San Francisco State University (Liberal Studies) Deadline: 10/27 Request for phone interview 1/05 Anyone heard on campus interviews? Heard there were 500 apps. This was for four positions across the disciplines Has anyone heard from SFSU on campus visits (the Liberal Studies position)? PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE HEARD ANYTHING ON CAMPUS VISITS. THANK YOU. Offer accepted last week
San Francisco State (20-21stC poetry, US & UK, canidates with African, Caribbean, or other poetic traditions in English given special consideration) Deadline 11/13 Acknowledgement letter dated 11/8 says the committee will be in touch once they have made decisions on bringing candidates to campus. "You should be hearing from us in early dec." Ditto-but have heard nothing else from them. MLA interview schedule: 12/18 1/14: rec'd rejection by snail mail OFFER HAS BEEN MADE
U Mass Amherst ("Modern/Postmodern Literatures") Deadline: 11/10 Acknowledgement of app:. received: 11/2 Rejection received by mail 12/16 (dated 11/28) [Rejection received on 12/18] Same here. odd discrepancy.
UCLA (modern British and Anglophone) Deadline: 11/1 Q. Anyone got any news here? I would be surprised if the calls haven't gone out already. I'm at UCLA, and I thought the committee was meeting last week (week of 12/11) to make decisions. campus visited scheduled Rejection letter received 2/7/07
U of South Florida, St. Petersburg (Mod Brit/Anglophone) MLA interviews Q. Anyone got any news here on campus visits? For the 20th-c Brit lit and Critical Theory position, they have scheduled campus visits.
Yale (Modern) Deadline 11.1 dossier req. received 11/28, 11/29, 12/06 writing sample req. by email 12/8 (2) Q: Anyone with more news about this job? Rejection received by postcard (so at least the mailman can commiserate!) on 12/20. My mailman knows too! 12/20 So, no actual calls? I have no concrete info, but would be surprised if calls hadn't already been made. I'm at Yale, and the department is pretty much boarded up for the break. No way the SC is still deliberating. Even though according to Yale's academic calendar exams don't end until tomorrow (12/22)? A colleague has an interview in a different literary field. The Yale jobs always were open field with modernism just one possibility of three or so mentioned. Perhaps they decided to hire in a different field. Yale interviews took place at MLA I believe that Yale has made their hires. I hear that they decided to hire in Modern and American.
Has anyone with dossier requests from Louisville for the modern drama job heard about MLA interviews? Q: I also had dossier request and then never heard either way - any updates out there (1/1/07)?
Update: I got an MLA interview with Louisville for this position but did not get an on-campus interview (They told me at the end of the interview that they were deciding on on-campus interviews later that day and if I didn't get a call then I didn't get a flyback. Oh well. (1-4-07)
University of South Alabama 20th c postwar emphasis and World Lit MLA Interviews scheduled?
IUPUI (Indiana U Purdue U) MODERN DRAMA Job (they advertised post-MLA and supposedly only started reviewing materials early January). Anyone have any calls yet?
Winonoa State Modern Drama (also post-MLA advertised job) Anyone heard anything?
Sent application for post MLA job ad. Received letter 1/31 saying the search committee has already met and they are accepting no new applications. So why did they post the ad again?
Go to http://9interviews.com to have a laugh about the hotel-interview stage of things. campus interviews scheduled campus interviews scheduled starting_salaries