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Assistant Professor of English: English Education

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 ( 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 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 (

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.

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