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Page for Positions in Children's / Young Adult Literature and/or English Education that begin in 2018.

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Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Children's and Young Adult LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2018, in Children's and Young Adult literature. Candidates may focus on any time period or geographic area, including pre-20th century and the Anglophone world. Possible specializations might include: childhood studies; gender, sexuality, and trans studies; race and ethnicity; disability studies; environmental studies; speculative fiction; and/or graphic narratives. Bryn Mawr's library holdings include The Ellery Yale Wood Collection, a recent bequest of over 15,000 volumes of 18th-20th century British and U.S. children's literature. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date. To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement, and writing sample by November 1, 2017 to the English Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42996. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the English Department Search Committee. Applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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California State University Channel Islands (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in English EducationEdit

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.

For more information and to apply online please visit our website at: http://www.csucifacultyjobs.com. Application review begins on September 1, 2017.

LINK: http://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=62464

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Hollins University (VA) - Director of Graduate Programs in Children's LiteratureEdit

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of Graduate Programs in Children’s Literature beginning August 2018. This administrator position includes being the director of the MA and MFA programs in Children’s Literature and co-director of the MFA in Children’s Book Writing and Illustration.

The Hollins M.A. in Children’s Literature was established in 1992, and was the first graduate program to offer both critical and creative classes in children’s literature. The unique, six-week summer semester has expanded to include MFA degrees, and continues to draw talented students and faculty from across the United States and abroad.

Responsibilities of the director include recruiting and hiring faculty for the summer programs, overseeing the curricula, recruiting students from all areas of the U.S. and abroad, serving as advisor to students in the program, planning the reading and lecture series, managing program budgets, assisting with marketing efforts, and providing assessment of the program. The position requires a high degree of independent work and decision-making, excellent networking and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage social media. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated interest and publication in both the criticism and creation of children’s literature. The position could include some graduate-level teaching, and the director will need to be on campus for the six-week summer session in June and July.

Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in children’s literature or a related field required at time of application. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of administrative philosophy, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and salary requirement to childlitsearch@hollins.edu. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and share Hollins’ commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged, and final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.  The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

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Illinois State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - English EducationEdit

The Department of English at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in English Education with research and teaching expertise in the area of literacy studies and/or the teaching of literature at the secondary level. The selected candidate will join an internationally recognized English Studies faculty with a programmatic commitment to social justice approaches to English Education; participate in delivering a well-established undergraduate major; and contribute to strengthening our master’s and doctoral concentrations in English Education. This position offers a 2/3 teaching load with a competitive salary.

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An earned doctorate in English Education or closely related field by August 15, 2018

Evidence of promising scholarship in English Education

A record of successful college teaching in English Education or closely related field

A record of successful teaching in English language arts at the secondary level

Oral proficiency in the English language, as mandated by state law

We seek a colleague with a commitment to improving teaching in secondary schools, especially public schools, a commitment to diversity and preparing teacher candidates from underrepresented groups, and the ability to help us build a strong collaborative working relationship between our undergraduate program in English Studies, Illinois State University’s College of Education, and secondary schools in and beyond Illinois.

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Research and experience in urban teacher education

Experience teaching English Education methods courses

Experience supervising student teachers and understanding of issues related to field observations in diverse settings, practicums, and student teaching internships;

Experience and research with English-language learners

Research in the areas of authentic assessment, multiliteracies, metacognition, and/or multicultural education

Experience with under-resourced secondary schools

A commitment to preparing new teachers for long-term successful careers in rural, suburban, and urban schools.

To ensure full consideration, please complete and submit electronically the standard Illinois State University job application at https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu

Additionally, please send electronically via Interfolio’s ByCommittee a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample to the attention of Susan Kalter, Chair of the English Education Search Committee, Department of English, Illinois State University. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Interfolio’s ByCommittee by recommenders.

Letters of application, CVs, and writing samples provided by individuals selected for screening interviews and on-campus interviews will be available for review by all tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Department of English.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via Skype or telephone. The appointment begins August 16, 2018.

The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children’s Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult http://www.english.illinoisstate.edu.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/policy/ada/.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44606

MLA JIL 9/11/17

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Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor - English EducationEdit

Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for one nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position of English Education in the Department of English, beginning August 2018. Ideal candidates will have successful experience in secondary school teaching, student teaching supervision, and instruction of English education methodology courses. Additionally, ideal candidates will have expertise in linguistics instruction in secondary English classrooms, new literacies (including media literacy, online/digital technologies, and technology integration in the classroom), graduate-level instruction, assessment (both candidate assessment and program-level assessment), and an established interest in global initiatives and diversity in English education. National Writing Project experience is a plus. Faculty at Kennesaw State University teach in a variety of classroom environments including face-to-face, online, and hybrid.

Commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department wishes to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are, therefore, encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

For a detailed description of the university, college, and department, please visit our home page at http://www.kennesaw.edu. These positions are contingent upon budgetary allocation.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience: An earned doctorate in English Education or a closely related field, or its foreign equivalent, is required. ABD will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be completed at the time of employment. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. Ideal candidates will have successful experience in secondary school teaching, student teaching supervision, and instruction of English education methodology courses.

The Department of English at Kennesaw State University is committed to excellent teaching, scholarship, and service to the university and community. With a diverse faculty engaged in a variety of research approaches, the department models and promotes scholarship that honors humanistic traditions while making a range of contributions to university and civic life. The Department of English offers a variety of degrees such as Bachelors of Arts in English, Bachelors of Science in English Education, and Master of Arts in Professional Writing. The Department also offer minors such as Language and Literary Studies and Film Studies.

For more information about the Department of English at Kennesaw State University, visit our website at http://english.hss.kennesaw.edu/.

To learn more about College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University, visit our website at http://hss.kennesaw.edu/.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

LINK to Apply: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4204

Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2017

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Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - TT Asst. Professor - British Romanticism (w/ Children's Literature)Edit

The School of Humanities (SoH) at NTU Singapore, pursues discplinary excellence and promotes indisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with the up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking, research, and communication skills that will enable them to realise their potential and aspirations to make lasting contributions to Singapore and further afield.

The School of Humanities seeks to fill a tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, with specialisation in British Romanticism.

Canidates should possess a PhD in Romanticism or related fields and demonstrate a strong track record in or potential for research as well as a commitment to teaching and administrative service. Selection will be based on evidence of potential for high-quality research and effective teaching. A possible secondary interest in Children's Literature may be of advantage. The usual workload includes teaching two courses per semester, conducting scholarly research and contributing to university services.

The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emolumnets and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions of Service for academic appointments.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx) and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and conduct details of at least three referees] to:

The Search Committee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332

Email: english-search@ntu.edu.sg

Applications should be sent (via email) by September 30th and should include a reference to "Assistant Professor (British Romanticism)" in the subject line. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The successful candidate is expected to assume duty in 2018.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - TT Asst. Professor - English EducationEdit

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse English Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of English Education in our vibrant department where students in the English Education emphasis constitute half of our total majors. Our new colleague will have primary upper-level teaching responsibilities in English Language Arts pedagogy, adolescent literature, and language study for teachers, with regular assignments in general education literature courses and first-year composition. Other responsibilities include advising and supervising pre-service teachers and administrative duties in the English Education major.

Requirements for this position include: A Ph.D. in English Education or comparable degree (in hand by 8/27/2018); Minimum of 3 years English Language Arts teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools; expertise in and ability to teach English Language Arts pedagogy and assessment; knowledge of current middle and secondary curriculum, pedagogical practices, requirements, technology, and administrative practices appropriate to the English Language Arts; and evidence of effective teaching; Additional preferred areas of expertise may include any of the following: literature pedagogy; American literature, particularly that of minority writers; language and linguistics; multicultural issues in education; school/community collaboration; and experience with edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment). An interest in participating in study abroad opportunities in China is also desirable.

All applicants are expected to demonstrate: excellence in teaching; the potential for research/scholarship; a commitment to undergraduate education, including first-year composition and general education literature; a commitment to professional service; and excellent oral and written communication skills. The UWL English Department has a strong commitment to multicultural and international education and opportunities exist for curriculum development and reform in these and other areas. This position is affiliated with the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education (EPC) and the dean of the EPC will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews to the department.

School of Education affiliated faculty are expected to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with the PK-12 school year.

UW-La Crosse's School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse's strategic planning goal, "Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity" by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone-regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities-is included and welcomed on campus.

Faculty members in this position collaborate with the Department of Educational Studies on advising and curriculum related issues.

This 100% academic appointment will begin Aug. 27, 2018; applications submitted by Dec. 31, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and unofficial graduate transcripts; three letters of reference will also be required and sent by the referee. Further materials may be requested as candidates advance. For further information, contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Virginia Crank, at vcrank@uwlax.edu.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Apply at: https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/9102

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West Chester University (PA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Children's LiteratureEdit

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant [or Associate] Professor of English, Children's Literature, beginning August 2018.

Successful candidates will teach introductory and special topics courses within the English Department. As all faculty share in the teaching of composition, experience teaching first-year writing is required. Faculty teach 4 courses a semester.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in English or English Education, with demonstrated expertise in teaching and research (dissertation and/or active record of publication) in children's literature and culture. EdD or PhD in LIS considered if demonstrated focus of research, publication, and teaching is youth literature. PhD must be in hand by August 2018.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Desired secondary areas include pre-20th century children's literature, writing for children, global/comparative/multicultural children's literature, children's media & technology, and/or Young Adult literature.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should submit a CV and letter of application at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and continue until position is filled.

Finalists must successfully complete interview process and teaching demonstration. Dossier and references with contact information will be required prior to interview. Highly competitive salary and benefits.

West Chester University is a mid-sized regional comprehensive state university located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY (TX) - Tenure Track Asst. Prof of English Education

https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/16334

Deadline: January 19, 2018

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