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Page for Positions in Children's / Young Adult Literature that begin in 2017.

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See also: English Literature 2016-2017


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California State University, Channel Islands (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - English Education (incl. YA Lit.)Edit

The English Program at CI seeks a versatile Assistant Professor with expertise in English Education at the undergraduate level. Applications should demonstrate academic background, publications, and/or teaching experience in English Education or Secondary Literacy with a focus in English and one or more of the following areas: second language acquisition, linguistics, writing process pedagogy, young adult literature, writing in and across disciplines, technical writing. A Ph.D. in English, English Education, Rhetoric and Composition, Curriculum and Instruction, or equivalent.

For more information and to apply online please visit our website at: http://www.csucifacultyjobs.com. Application review begins on November 1, 2016.

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California State University, Northridge (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Children's LiteratureEdit

FACULTY POSITION OPENING: #17-21

Children's Literature/ITEP (Integrated Teacher Education Program)

Department: Liberal Studies Program

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2017 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in English or a related field awarded prior to August 23, 2017. Specialization should be in Children's Literature with an interest in Elementary Education. Candidates with K-6 experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Additional interests may include: Adolescent Literature, Ethnic Studies, Literacy Studies, Early Childhood Education. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for successful research, publication and other scholarly/ professional/ creative activities required, with publication in field of specialization desirable. Applicants must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and demonstrate evidence of commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University, distinguished by well-established programs in ethnic and gender studies, with a diverse student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in serving this diverse student body through a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to scholarly and creative activity both in their chosen disciplines and to the University's commitment to teacher preparation and general education. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees. The standard teaching responsibility at Northridge is 12 units per semester (4 courses per semester). For the first two years, the teaching responsibility is reduced to 9 units per semester (3 courses per semester). Reassigned time is available for research and/or curriculum development on a competitive basis.

The Liberal Studies Program is housed in the College of Humanities and provides an interdisciplinary major leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The Liberal Studies Program has two major options: the Teacher Preparation Program and the Interdisciplinary Studies Option. The Teacher Preparation Program is an undergraduate major that focuses broadly on the liberal arts and specifically on the subject matter areas required for the multiple subject curriculum in elementary classrooms (Grades K-6). The major includes coursework from disciplines in eight subject matter areas: language arts, mathematics, science, history/social sciences, visual and performing arts, health, physical education, and human development. The Interdisciplinary Studies Option is designed for students interested in a broad liberal arts education. The Liberal Studies Program also has three minors: the Humanities Minor, the Russian Studies Minor, and the Sustainability Minor.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of children's literature as literature as well as knowledge regarding the connections between children's literature and issues of literacy in K-6 classroom practices. This position requires collaborative co-teaching across departments and programs and encourages interdisciplinary approaches to elementary education. Candidates will be required to teach ITEP courses (Integrated Teacher Education Program) for the Liberal Studies Program, as well as courses on Children's and Adolescent Literature for the English Department. Candidates may also teach courses in other departments. The tenure-line will be housed in the Liberal Studies Program.

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2016. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Qualified candidates will be interviewed, after which finalists will be invited for campus interviews. Application should include: 1) cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications of the job description; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation (dated within the last 3 years); 4) writing sample (approx. 15-20 pages); 5) statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy (approx. 1-2 pages). Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to Ranita.Chatterjee@csun.edu.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Dr. Ranita Chatterjee, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Liberal Studies Program, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8338

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East Stroudsburg University (PA) - Assistant/Associate Professor EnglishEdit

The successful candidate will teach four courses or the equivalent per semester with a maximum of three different preparations at the undergraduate or sometimes the graduate levels. Course load will include courses for majors as well as general education and service courses. Additional duties include mentoring and advising undergraduate students, engaging in scholarly activities, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community. Teaching may include distance learning and/or off-campus teaching.

Qualifications: Expertise and experience in secondary school education, teacher training, and student-teacher observations, as well as with CAEP and federal education requirements. Ph.D. or Ed.D. ABD candidates may be considered. Candidate must have a doctorate to be considered for tenure.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and an agenda in research/scholarship in one or more of the following areas: African-American Studies, Professional/Advanced Writing, ESL, Ethnic/Gender Studies, Shakespeare, British Literature from 1600-1850. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching undergraduate writing and literature courses as part of the General Education Program and to teaching diverse populations. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with experience in using technology as a tool for effective teaching.

Posting Date: 8/8/16 Closing Date: 12/5/16

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants are to apply through http://www.esu.edu/hr and are required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment), and contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Final selection will be based on excellence in scholastic achievement, professional activity, a review of the candidate’s vita and a successful interview. A teaching demonstration and portfolio review might be requested. For confidential reference letters submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution and/or an individual please mail directly to ehall8@esu.edu or to the Faculty Search and Recruitment Coordinator at East Stroudsburg University, PO Box 447, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and official transcripts at the time of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Apply at: https://esu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=816

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Longwood University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - English EducationEdit

Assistant Professor of English Education

Department of English and Modern Languages

Full-time, Tenure-track faculty, Position #F0131

Longwood University, a selective, state-supported institution in central Virginia founded in 1839, invites applications for an English Education position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in English education or a related field (PhD or EdD; ABD may be considered provided the degree will be completed prior to the start date) and at least three years’ experience teaching English in middle and/or secondary schools. A current Virginia teaching license in 6-12 English or a related field is also required prior to appointment. Additionally, applicants should demonstrate broad collaboration skills, the ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, knowledge of best practices and curriculum development, evidence of scholarly activity or scholarly potential, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.

We are a collegial university and department committed to teaching and strong student-faculty interaction. The successful candidate will embrace the opportunity to work closely with undergraduates, teaching a 4/4 course load with a class size of no more than 25 students. Courses in teacher preparation may include elementary and secondary writing pedagogy, grammar methods, linguistics for teachers, literacy instruction, English methods, and supervision of field placements. Preference will be given to candidates with experience supervising student teachers, a background in ESL/ELL/ESOL instruction, and an ability to involve students in original research. Each faculty member advises undergraduate students and serves on university committees.

Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Complete applications will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. To apply, please forward all documents to:

English Education Search Committee

Department of English and Modern Languages Longwood University

201 High Street Farmville, VA 23909

seamsterlh@longwood.edu

434.395.2155

Confidential letters of recommendation should arrive under separate cover, but all other documents should be submitted as a single PDF file not to exceed 2 MB in size.

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Middle Tennessee State University (TN) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Children's and Young Adult LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as a specialist in Children's and Young Adult Literature (#123055) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Start date for this position is August 1, 2017.

Candidates should be committed to undergraduate instruction, but can expect opportunities for graduate teaching and program development as well.

Required Education: PhD in English, with a specialization in children's and young adult literature by August 1, 2017.

Other Desirable: Successful candidates will have a strong record of teaching, an active research agenda, and commitment to service. Candidates with expertise in children's media, childhood studies, and multicultural, global, and/or postcolonial studies will receive special consideration as will candidates familiar with current technology-related pedagogy, including online teaching.

Additional Information: If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly Ms. Karla Barnes in the College of Liberal Arts prior to the interview.

Likewise, three letters of recommendation, specific to this job posting, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview. Our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information provided by applicant within their application to the posting.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at www.mtsu.edu/police/annual-security-report.php or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Online App. Form: https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/3955

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San Diego State University (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Children's and Young Adult LiteratureEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, the flagship campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in multicultural and/or international Children's and Young Adult Literature. A background in the history of children's literature and visual/verbal texts is also desirable. The successful candidate will contribute to the Children's Literature curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English or an equivalent field and demonstrate potential for excellence as a scholar-teacher, including successful teaching experience, currency within the candidate's field, and/or publication of scholarly research. The normal teaching load is 3/3, including undergraduate courses as well as literature seminars serving our large and distinguished MA and MFA programs.

For more information about the Department of English and Comparative Literature, please visit our website: literature.sdsu.edu. For more information about SDSU, please visit sdsu.edu.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36883. To ensure full consideration, submit completed applications by October 28, 2016; the position will remain open until filled.

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SUNY Cortland (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, English EducationEdit

English Department, SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2017

APPOINTMENT DATE: 09-01-2017

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses our adolescence (7-12) English education program, as well as supervision of student teachers. Additionally, assistant professors produce research and/or other scholarly and creative activities; provide service to the department and college; and provide academic advisement and mentoring to students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph. D. or Ed. D. in English Education, English, Writing Studies or a related field by time of appointment; record of teaching excellence; evidence of scholarly potential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in adolescent literacies, language development and pedagogy, digital and multimodal literacies, and methods are preferred. We seek candidates who have experience working with diverse students and communities, including high-needs urban and rural schools. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching high school or middle school, supervising student teachers, or other relevant employment.

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For more detailed information and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu or directly to the posting at https://jobs.cortland.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54055. Candidates will be required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information including address, phone, and e-mail for three professional references, and a two-page dissertation or research description. Candidates will also be required to email three letters of recommendation to Lori Foster at lori.foster@cortland.edu Review of application materials will begin October 31, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College. We have a strong commitment to the affirmation of diversity and have interdisciplinary degree programs in the areas of Multicultural Studies. PI95450335

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of English EducationEdit

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in English Education, beginning August 2017. This appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position.

Required qualifications:  Ph.D. in English Education or a closely related field; experience teaching English at the middle or high school levels; evidence of a strong potential for gaining external funding; evidence of potential for successful teaching at the university level; evidence of a commitment to continued scholarly activity; and a commitment to promoting diversity in the department and college. 

The appointment will be in the Department of English, which participates in a joint doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction (with the College of Education) and collaborates with a number of other curricular areas and centers on campus, including the Charlotte Teachers Institute (http://www.charlotteteachers.org). The Department of English comprises 34 full-time faculty and offers BA and MA degrees with area emphases in English Education, Literature, Creative Writing, Children’s Literature, Linguistics, and Professional/Technical Writing. The program has over 400 majors and more than 60 graduate students. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the largest college at UNC Charlotte, houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees. The teaching load for tenure-track faculty in their first six years is 2/2; in subsequent years it is set in relation to research productivity.  

For consideration, please apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an unofficial transcript, and a research statement; a full dossier should be available upon request. Screening of applicants will begin October 16, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. JuliAnna Ávila (javila1@uncc.edu).

UNC Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university, strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. In compliance with North Carolina law, applicants are subject to criminal background checks. AA/EOE.

To apply: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/12289

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