Listings of Academic Positions
The first two sources here are vital, presenting jobs in all areas of English Studies. Those further down tend to emphasize a region or area of specialization.
Language Association (MLA)
The web site makes it easy to become a member, and membership includes subscriptions to PMLA and Profession. The conference is always between Christmas and New Year's. The mailing address is MLA, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789 (212-614-6381).
The MLA Job Information List is published in October, December, February and April. The Department receives the hard-copy version, and it is quickly made available in 9022 Haley Center. The more easily searched electronic version is available through the Department. The password is distributed when the list becomes available.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
This is the second most important advertising resource for the English teacher job market. Subscribing to The Chronicle isn't cheap: $75 a year (49 issues). But because it comes out so often, it has the most up-to-the minute job and fellowship information. Even non-subscribers have access to the very useful tips and extensive job listings of The Career Network. For daily updated job listings, go to Chronicle Careers and search for "English Literature."
Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
Membership includes subscription to the South Atlantic Review. The Convention is usually in late fall, and always, in alternate years, in Atlanta, GA. Some interviewing takes place at the convention, which also operates a Career Services Center.
- Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
Primarily for creative writing jobs, your membership includes subscription to AWP Chronicle and the AWP Job List (published seven times/year and also available on-line—follow Careers on their web site).
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
The umbrella organization for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), which publishes College English, College Composition and Communication, and Teaching in a Two-Year College. Their web site includes job listings for K-12, as well as some listings in higher education. Some interviewing for composition and literature-composition positions occurs at the annual CCCC spring conference.
A modest set of listings in History and the Humanities, as well as in Composition and Rhetoric
Job Opportunities and Information
The Linguistic Funland is "intended to be a stepping off point for TESL/TEFL people into the wonderful chaos available on the Internet," the site also maintains a Job Opportunities and Information page.
Higher Education Supplement
The UK listings of academic openings in Europe.
- Fellowships and Grants
The September issue of PMLA has a substantial listing of postdoctoral fellowships and grants, as well as resources for more information. See also Peterson's Grants for Graduate and Postdoctoral Study, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Last updated April 14, 2005