A common question around SurLaLune over the years has been what kind of jobs are available in folklore and fairy tale studies. I don't keep up with job postings but this one came across my inbox so I thought I would share. This one may be of particular interest to students wondering about the qualifications for a university position. The application deadline is today, but I expect anyone truly qualified and interested already knows about it:
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette announces the following position:
Assistant/Associate Professor of English. Tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2012. Folklore studies, with secondary fields oriented toward cultural studies and/or digital humanities topics and methods. The department offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English, with concentrations in Folklore Studies, Literary Studies, Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and Linguistics.
Duties: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in folklore, folklore and literature, and literature; serving on M.A. and Ph.D. committees; directing theses and dissertations; departmental service (e.g., advising, departmental and university committees). Continued publishing in field and other duties associated with holding a university position. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Folklore Studies or in affiliated field with a concentration in folklore studies required, record of professional activities and publications, teaching experience.
Salary competitive. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Send application letter, current CV, and names and addresses of three references to Professor James McDonald, Department Head, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P. O. Box 44691, Lafayette, LA 70504.UL Lafayette is a selective-admissions, state-supported university located in the heart of Louisiana’s Acadian-Creole region. AA/EEO compliant. http://www.louisiana.edu.
The deadline for application is December 1. Please contact the search committee's chair, John Laudun, with any questions at laudun (a)louisiana dot edu.
Are readers here interested in posts like this if I find them?