English Lit Salaries 2009-2010

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School size, rank/position, starting salary, teaching load, geographical region, urban/rural, misc comments. Please specify as well candidate status and job level: ABD, Post-Doc, TT, non-TT, starting Assistant, advanced Assistant, Associate, etc. since these factors influence salary levels too. Would be interesting to see gender given that everyone says women receive lower initial offers and are less likely to negotiate! For example: Research I, starting assistant prof., $54k, 2/3, midwest, small city, negotiated up from $53k

  • R1, beginning asst., 60k, 2/2, urban, no success in negotiation, male.
  • R1, beginning asst., 65k, 2/2 teaching (1/2 first year), urban, plus start-up, moving allowance, some negotiation, female.
  • Private, SLAC, beginning assistant, $67K + travel stipend, 2/3, east coast, rural, moving allowance and start-up, no negotiation.
  • Private, SLAC, beginning assistant, $55K + travel stipend and start-up, 2/3, midwest, rural, moving allowance, some negotiation.
  • Private SLAC, beginning assistant (2 years in another tenure-track job, both years credited), $47 + travel stipend and moving expenses, 3/3, east, urban, some negotiation.

Q: Could anyone define "start-up"? Is this a sum of money given to help get settled, above and beyond any travel/moving costs? And if so (or if not), what kind of dough are we talking about?

A: It's also sometimes called a research account and it's a big lump sum, typically (ideally) spread over two or three years. 10k to 15k, typically? This is separate from travel funds, moving, etc.

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