The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0848  Monday, 12 April 2004

From:           James Fitzmaurice <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 08 Apr 2004 16:35:08 -0700
Subject:        Assistant Professorship in Shakespeare

I forward this job listing from Professor Tumbleson

Jim Fitzmaurice

I have an unusual problem in this tight job market:  I'm chairing a
search committee and have gotten fewer than a dozen applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Shakespeare.  I was puzzled
until I spoke to a confused job hunter yesterday who said he'd heard
about the opening but couldn't find it on the MLA Job List online.  When
I looked at the Job List, I discovered that whatever administrator had
posted it had neglected to hit the English Literature 1500-1800
search-parameter box, so that any search limited to that period would
not turn up our position!  Also the ad mistakenly listed the rank as a
lectureship.  I have corrected the advertisement, though the MLA website
won't be updated to include the corrections until Friday, according to
the person I spoke with at the MLA office, but I fear that many people
have already checked the Job List and won't again for several weeks.  We
were hoping to start examining applications next week but will probably
have to wait another week now, unless we simply delay the search
altogether till next year, which of course we'd much rather not do.

Please, if you know any people who might be interested, let them know,
and, if there is anyone on this list who is also on a Shakespeare and/or
Renaissance list, or has a colleague who is, would you please cross-post
this announcement there?  Our course load is 4/4, but half the total is
upperclass Shakespeare, Masters-level courses are part of the load, and
there are only two composition courses per year; the pay isn't bad and
we're 90 minutes out of Philadelphia, 2 hours out of New York (an
express bus takes you from campus to Port Authority in midtown in 2 1/4
hours).  The advertisement says that we began to review applications on
April 2, but that date doesn't reflect the fact that bureaucracy delayed
its posting by a month and a half; we are emphatically still eager for
applicants.  Please send any applications, including letter, vita,
transcripts, and references, to me:  Ray Tumbleson, Chair, Shakespeare
Search Committee, English Department, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

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