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Arizona State University - English Education[]

Arizona State University Department of English. Job Rank: Assistant Professor; Specialty Area: English Education; Anticipated Start Date: August 2013

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D in English Education, language and literacy studies, or related field by the time of appointment; Expertise in the teaching of secondary reading or adolescent literacy; Evidence of three or more years of successful secondary school teaching; A record of or potential for conducting educational research and scholarly writing; Evidence of and commitment to culturally sustaining pedagogy in teaching and research.

DESIRED: Experience in training, supervising, or researching secondary reading coaches; Experience in teaching and research with ethnically and linguistically diverse student populations; Experience in supervising student teachers; High potential for external funding; College teaching and/or demonstrated leadership with in-service teachers; Expertise in one or more of our teaching areas which include media literacy and instructional pedagogy, critical perspectives on English education, the teaching of secondary reading, young adult literature, the teaching of secondary composition, the teaching of language, and research in English education.

Teaching load is 2/2 for tenure-track faculty with a significant research agenda. One semester of leave is provided to junior faculty to support research and publication. Teaching opportunities are at undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The appointment will be in the Department of English, which collaborates with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Applicants must send: Letter of inquiry including general qualifications, Curriculum vitae; Two samples of relevant research based writing, Three letters of recommendation to, (no faxes or emails accepted). Application Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2012, and every Monday thereafter until the search is closed.


California State University, Fresno - Asst. Professor, English Education - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of English is seeking qualified candidates for Assistant Professor of English in Teacher Education. Responsibilities include co-administration of the English Education Program, including the secondary credential program; student-teacher supervision; collaboration in the development of writing curricula; program assessment; and implementation of State mandates. Teaching assignment will be balanced with duties as program administration. Specific assignments will depend on departmental needs. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, advising students, actively engaging in research and problem solving activities, and committee service at all levels of university governance. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department and college.

Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in English Education, Literacy Studies, Composition/Rhetoric, or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered; however, degree must be completed by August 1, 2013 for appointment to the tenure track position. Qualifying degree(s) must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.

Teaching Or Other Experience: Evidence of strong teaching required. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated active research interests in pedagogy, writing studies, and/or literacy studies; candidates with an interest in immigrant and multicultural (especially Latin@/Chican@ and/or Southeast Asian) literacies and education particularly encouraged to apply. Preference to candidates with experience in program administration, composition teacher development, or secondary school English. Candidates must demonstrate ability to work effectively with ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse students. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit: .

Application Instructions: Submit application online at and attach the following: 1) cover letter, including statement of teaching philosophy, and 2) Curriculum Vitae. Writing sample and three reference letters upon request. Interviews at MLA or by phone. To ensure consideration, all materials must be received by November 16, 2012.


  • 12/4 Request for writing sample, reference letters
  • 11/20 Request for writing sample, references
  • 2/1 Anyone have news on this one post-phone interviews (conducted in December)?
  • 2/7 Campus interview scheduled
  • 4/4 Offer accepted

California State University Fresno, Assistant Professor of Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Contexts[]


Central Michigan University, TT Asst. - Children's Lit.[]

Central Michigan University, Children's Literature. Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English beginning Fall 2013. Course load is 3/3. This position requires a Ph.D. in English or related field by August 2013, as well as the expertise and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Children's Literature, and undergraduate courses in composition. Demonstrated evidence of effective teaching and an active research program are required. Additional specialty in International Children's Literature, or Asian/other World Literature desirable. Screening of applications will begin on October 26, 2012 and priority will be given to those who have completed their application by that date. Applicants must complete an online application (at that includes a letter of interest, vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of official transcripts. In addition, please send three current letters of reference by mail or e-mail to William Wandless, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 or


  • Has anyone heard further about this position?
  • Crickets here as well. I have heard, though, that there are issues with this department, which might explain the number of times they've offered a job in this area over the last ten years.
      • Sigh*** They have five TT faculty solely devoted to CL. And another five for Engl Ed. They're doing replacement hires for retirements. The only issue that Department has is putting up with speculative job hunters who have copious amounts of free time while they wait.

Central Michigan University - TT Asst. English Ed (Writing in Elementary/Middle Schools) - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED[]

English Education: Central Michigan University. Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Schools. Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English beginning Fall 2013. Course load is 3/3 with opportunities for alternative assignments. The Department of English Language and Literature has a strong English Education curriculum, including courses in both elementary language arts and secondary education programs. CMU is also a site of the National Writing Project. Ph.D. in English or related field is required by August 2013. The candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of English Education including "Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Schools" and college composition. Experience in elementary and/or middle schools, evidence of effective teaching, and an active research agenda are required. Interest in literacy studies, composition, and/or children's literature is desirable.

Screening of applications will begin on October 26, 2012 and priority will be given to those who have completed their application by that date. Applicants must complete an online application (at that includes a letter of interest, vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of official transcripts. In addition, please send current letter(s) of reference by mail or e-mail to William Wandless, Chair, Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 or CMU is a doctoral research university with opportunities for leadership.


  • Interview Scheduled 11/20

Clark University - Assistant Professor of Secondary Literacy and English Language Learning - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED[]


  • Scheduling campus visits. [posted 1/22]

Clemson University - English Ed. POSITION FILLED[]

English Education. Assistant Professor. The Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Secondary Education-English beginning Fall Semester 2013. Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in English Education or related field and a minimum of three years of successful secondary school teaching experience (high school teaching experience is preferred). Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an active scholarly research agenda and participate in external grant activities as appropriate. In addition, the new faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in secondary English education, advise masters- and doctoral-level graduate students in their research, and provide service to the profession, university, and state. The Eugene T. Moore School of Education is committed to promoting educational equity and to transforming P-12 education, especially among diverse populations. Clemson University, located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountain foothills between Charlotte and Atlanta, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Please see for more information. To apply, send transcripts, letter of application, curriculum vita, a sample of scholarly writing, and have 3 letters of reference sent to Ms. Donna Duncan, at; please reference Secondary English Search Committee in your cover letter. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Megan Che ( Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.


College at Brockport, SUNY - Asst. Professor, Children's and Young Adult Lit - POSITION FILLED[]

Duties include teaching three courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate), regular publication, advisement of majors, service to the department and college, and direction of MA theses. English majors at Brockport engage with our active and distinguished faculty to study the rich traditions of British, American and World literatures, expository and creative writing, and film. The department brings these disciplines to life through practice and discussion, bolstered by real-world interaction with the accomplished writers of our day. The English major is tailored for students who wish to pursue a passion for reading and writing, and for those who seek a general education in literary studies as they plan for careers in education, law, business administration, public relations, advertising, government, or any field where effective use of the English language and critical thinking skills are seen as essential to a broad humanistic perspective. English majors choose between a literature or creative writing concentration, where their course work is designed to develop analytical, research, and creative skills.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; a record of teaching success; a record of scholarship in Children's and Young Adult Literature or relevant fields; evidence of potential for continued publication; and potential for increasing the diversity of the curriculum, student body, or faculty through teaching/mentoring or research activities. ABD applicants must have their degree in hand within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in digital/new media as demonstrated by teaching success and/or scholarly activity.

Apply online at: . Please attach a cover letter, CV, and Writing Sample. You may attach an electronic copy of your transcript showing highest degree earned.

Official transcript showing highest degree earned required upon hire. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Employment at The College at Brockport is subject to the favorable result of a background investigation and where applicable, confirmation of appropriate credentialing.

Posting Dates: September 17, 2012- Open Until Filled. For best consideration, apply before November 5, 2012.


  • MLA interview scheduled 12/7, 12/6
  • Q: Were you contacted by phone or email?
  • A: I have a friend in the department, so I know all MLA interviews have been scheduled. Don't know the contact method. Sorry!
  • A: I was contacted by phone.
  • Online job application lists this position as filled.
  • March 2013: I received a rejection email.

College of Staten Island, CUNY - TT Assistant Professor - Children's Adolescent Literature - CAMPUS VISITS[]

The English Department of the College of Staten Island seeks candidates for an anticipated tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English to begin August 2013.

Ph.D. is required. Candidate will have expertise in adolescent and children's literature, college teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and publication. Secondary field in Victorian Literature is desired. Responsibilities include teaching courses for majors concentrating in adolescence education; teaching other literature courses and freshman writing courses; performing department and college service; and engaging in an active and productive research agenda. Salary: $42,873 - $74,133; commensurate with experience.

To apply, log on to, click on "Employment,” choose "Search Job Listings," select "Faculty" under "Employment Opportunities." Find Job ID #7159. Applicants should submit as a single PDF attachment: letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages), one syllabus or course proposal related to area of specialization. Three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead sent directly from referees to Review of applications begins on January 1st.

Application deadline: March 1, 2013. Revised to January 15!

Posted in MLA JIL 12/7/12


  • Skype interviews conducted 1/25
  • Campus visits conducted February

Daemen College - TT Assistant Professor Literature and English Adolescence Education[]

MLA JIL 09/14/12

Apply to this position:

The English Department at Daemen College invites applications for a tenure‑track position in Literature and English adolescence education. The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in English, taught high school English, and obtained teaching certification. Desirable secondary areas of expertise: poetry, communications, history of the English language, and adolescent literature. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly promise required. Position begins September 2013. The teaching load (3/3) includes one first‑year writing course per semester. Send letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for references to The deadline to submit materials is November 15, 2012. Interviews at MLA.


East Carolina University - Asst. Professor, Victorian & Children's Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The Department of English at East Carolina University ( seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Children's Literature and Victorian Literature, to begin August 12, 2013.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in each field and contribute to teaching and course development in both areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an ongoing research agenda in either area and provide appropriate service to the university, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution by August 2013 is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Screening begins November 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates for this position must complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and writing sample online. In addition, arrange for three current reference letters to be sent to: Jeffrey Johnson, Chair, Department of English, Mail Stop 555, Bate Building 2201, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Official transcript required upon employment.

Inside Higher Ed


Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2013

  • From 19th c. page: "phone interview scheduled, 11/26 (x3)"

East Tennessee State University - English Ed. - POSITION FILLED[]

East Tennessee State University, located in the Appalachian Mountain region, invites applications for Assistant Professor of English, with expertise in secondary education, to teach methods and supervise teacher candidates. Secondary expertise in children's and/or adolescent literature important. Teaching load includes composition and literature courses as well as specialty courses in secondary education. Faculty must be committed to service, research, and student advising.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English required by June 2013 with college and secondary school teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit ETSU faculty profile, personal letter of application, teaching statement, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references through eJobs by November 30, 2012.


  • Any news on this position?
  • 1/23/2013: Informed a short list has been created. Wasn't on it.
  • Interviews scheduled? 
  • Recieved reply from department chair that position has been filled (4/16)

Governors State University (IL) - Asst/Assoc. - English Ed. & Rhet./Comp. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Governors State University invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of English Education and Composition and Rhetoric. The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English methods, reading theory, literature, composition, and rhetoric as well as supervise student teachers and coordinate the university supervisors of student teachers.

Successful applicants should be prepared to advise students, maintain a program of scholarship, and provide meaningful service. Candidates may be required to teach at night, on weekends, online, or at off campus locations. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses in the respective discipline. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, advising non-traditional or diverse student populations, evidence of a potential or distinguished record of scholarship as well as community service via projects, committees and/or leadership roles.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition. Currently a non-residential, "senior institution," accepting transfer and graduate students only, GSU will accept first-year students and complete its first residence halls in 2014. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is planning a state-of-the art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its Strategy 2015, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers several applied doctoral degrees in health and counseling fields and is launching an Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership in January 2013.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The high diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must hold a terminal degree in English Education or an Ed.D. with an advanced degree in English, or a closely related field with a specialization in teacher education. The candidate must have a subfield or extensive training and experience in Composition and Rhetoric. Teaching experience. Fluency in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful interview and/or classroom demonstration and be experienced in the use of innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered, inquiry-based and hands-on oriented.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with NCTE/NCATE review processes, educational technology, and curriculum design.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation emailed to Review of applications will begin November 19, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by telephone.

Online App. Form:


  • Some phone interviews have been scheduled. [posted 1/7]
  • Three finalists invited to campus. A list of alternates created in case they need to invite others. [posted 1/29]

Humboldt State University--Assistant Professor of Language, Literacy & Learning in the Content Areas[]


Iona College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Young Adult Lit.[]

The English Department seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, contingent upon available funding, for a scholar specializing in Young Adult Literature. In addition to promising scholarship, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching (4/4 load), including undergraduate and graduate courses in Young Adult Literature and core courses in writing and literature. PhD required by August 2013. The applicant should also describe a second area of expertise, which can include, but is not limited to, Film or Non-Western Literature.

Send cover letter and vita, including the names of three references (hard copy only) by November 20, 2012.

Application Information

Postal Address: Dr. Laura Shea, Chair, Department of English, Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801


  • Received acknowledgement via mail, Iona is not doing MLA interviews.
  • Request for more materials 1/23

Loyola University in Maryland - Asst. - Literacy Program[]

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy/reading/language; advise graduate and undergraduate; research and publish in field of literacy; service to the School of Education and to the University. Teaching load is ordinarily three courses per semester.

(1) an earned doctorate with a specialization in reading, literacy, linguistics, or related field;
(2) a record of or potential for scholarly research; with preference give to those who have scholarship in urban education;
(3) successful teaching experience in K-12 settings;
(4) evidence of participation in professional organizations; and (5) knowledge of national standards and trends in literacy instruction.
Applicants should also possess an awareness of and interest in the educational mission of Jesuit higher education.

Review of submitted materials will begin immediately. Priority will be given to those who complete their submission by November 1, 2012. Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


  • Has anyone heard anything about this position?

Marshall University (WV) - TT Assistant Professor of English Education - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

From MLA JIL 10/26/12

Applications invited for a tenure-eligible assistant professorship in English education. Teaching experience, including at the middle and/or secondary level, and evidence of publication or scholarly potential required as well as PhD in English in hand by time of appointment. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching pre-service and in-service teachers. The person hired will join a colleague in the field to offer methods courses in both composition and literary studies as well as a new course in young adult literature. Secondary areas of particular interest are composition and rhetoric, multimedia pedagogy, and U.S. ethnic literatures. We also seek candidates who will contribute to the University’s general-education curriculum with its emphasis on a common First-Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance students’ critical thinking, as well as the College’s support of interdisciplinary programs. Send letter of application that directly addresses teaching philosophy, CV, 2-3 representative syllabi for courses in field, and scholarly writing sample (20 pages) in one PDF file referencing Search 12962 to: Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Search Committee Chair at Review of applications will begin on November 26 and continue until position is filled. Semifinalists selected to meet with us at MLA in Boston will be notified by mid-December. Marshall University is an AA/EOE institution committed to developing a diverse faculty and staff.


  • 12/21/12 -- informed they've scheduled interviews for MLA.

Missouri Western State University - Asst. or Assoc. - English Ed.[]

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH EDUCATION (tenure-track). Duties include teaching English methods and composition at the undergraduate and graduate levels (Certificate in the Teaching of Writing and Masters in Written Communication; Masters of Assessment), sponsoring the student chapter of NCTE, and directing the Departments National Writing Program Site.

REQUIRED: Doctorate in English or English Education; NWP site experience preferred; ability to use instructional technology; and a record of successful teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and rank. Qualified applicants must submit letter of interest, vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of pedagogical philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and contact information for three references to: Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1 and will continue until position is filled. AA/EOE



Montclair State University (NJ) - TT Position in English Ed. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

Subject to Available Funding

Tenure-track. Scholarly expertise in English Education with additional expertise in the following welcome: assessment, composition/rhetoric, English language, young adult literature, and/or other areas relevant to English education. Must be qualified to teach English instructional methods, and other subjects appropriate for English Education students. Will also be expected to contribute to the activities of advising students and developing and assessing programs in English Education, within the context of an English department committed to English education and social justice. All faculty members teach a range of students from first-year undergraduates through Master's candidates.

Required: Three years public school teaching; PhD/EdD (specialization: English Education) by 9/1/2012; demonstrated excellence/strong promise in English education scholarship; commitment to and record of achievement in teaching in a diverse, multi-ethnic environment and promoting social justice. Montclair State University is an AA/EOE institution. Initial interviews via video conference. Submit application letter and CV through Interfolio via the link below.

Send cover letter and resume to (include vacancy # if above): Montclair State University to Interfolio/By Committee at : - Box CO-316, Montclair, NJ 07043

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2013

Apply By: November 15, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video/Skype in January 2013.


  • Campus interviews scheduled as of 1/16.

Montana State University - Asst. Professor, English Ed. - FINALISTS CHOSEN[]

The Department of English at Montana State University is pleased to announce a tenure-track assistant professor position in English Education. Candidates must have a doctorate in English Education or closely related field by time of appointment, evidence of strong potential for scholarly productivity and a clearly defined research agenda, a strong commitment to teaching and service, and significant experience teaching secondary English. For a complete description of the position, please go to and click on the link to Tenure-Track Positions.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2012



  • Final candidate chosen early january

Morehead State University (KY) - Asst. Professor of English Ed.[]

Morehead State University, recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English Education in the Department of English beginning August 2013. This is a 9-month contract. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For a full description and to apply, visit Review of applications will begin January 28, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit: to complete the MSU Application for Employment and submit a curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressing how the candidate's qualifications fit the position, along with a writing sample (no more than 10 doublespaced pages), three letters of reference, and transcripts of all graduate coursework. Contact the Office of Human Resources at 606-783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. MSU is an EO/AA educator and employer with a strong commitment to community engagement.


  • notified by email that application materials were forwarded to search committee (1/29)
  • rejection email received from HR  (2/19)

Oakland University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of English - English Education[]

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Secondary Education to begin August 15, 2013. Secondary field open. We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching content and methodology courses in English Education and for coordinating the English Education program; the position includes academic advising and all matters related to curriculum development and accreditation.

First consideration will be given to those with application packets completed by Thursday, November 1, 2012, including the following materials: • letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals 
• curriculum vitae
 • teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and evaluations, if available)
 • writing sample
 • graduate transcripts 
• three letters of recommendation (Additional materials may be uploaded, at the applicant’s discretion, under the “other documents” area of the online application system.)

Ph.D, prior teaching experience in secondary English/language arts, and a record of scholarly productivity are required. Competitive salary and full benefits; 2/2 teaching load. The position will remain open until filled.

MLA JIL 10/12/12


Ohio State University - TT Asst/Assoc Professor of Children's and/or Young Adult Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW[]

Institution: The Ohio State University, College of Education & Human Ecology
Start Date: August 2013

The School of Teaching & Learning is seeking a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a record of scholarship and a program of research with a focus on children’s and/or young adult literature. In particular we are looking for candidates engaged in systematic inquiry into the nature of children’s and/or young adult literature; how readers develop understandings of and interests in such literature; or the diverse contexts that support engagement with children’s and/or young adult literature. We seek a colleague with a background in children’s literature, young adult literature, library and information sciences, English education, or related fields, who is prepared to teach a range of children’s and/or young adult literature courses.

The School of Teaching and Learning has a commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service that emphasizes educational equity, diversity, and social justice. The School values collaborative scholarship among colleagues, and the person in this position will be expected to seek and establish strong ties with colleagues in and across the College and University, including the Ohio Resource Center, as well as with educators in local school districts.

Preferred Qualifications: experience employing advanced technologies in their teaching and scholarship; experience working in or with urban schools and communities, and who have experience as a teacher in K-12 settings.

Duties: research, teaching and service; collaborating with colleagues to expand world class, fundable scholarship agendas that focus on current and important educational issues; providing leadership to the growth of undergraduate and graduate research initiatives including collaboration with Pre-K-12 schools and other centers; working with and mentoring doctoral students; acting as a resource to School of Teaching and Learning colleagues with an interest in children’s and/or young adult literature; developing on-line courses that enable further access to courses related to children’s and/or young adult literature; attracting and mentoring outstanding students from around the world; other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement describing their program of research, a statement regarding their teaching philosophy, the names with contact information of three references, and two representative scholarly works to:

Dr. Barbara Kiefer, Search Committee Chair
c/o: Lindsay Popa
The Ohio State University
333 Arps Hall
1945 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210 Electronic applications are encouraged. Inquiries welcome by email to Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities. EEO/AA employer.


  • Has anyone heard anything about this position?
  • Nothing!  No letters/emails.  Internal candidate?
  • Campus interview in Feb.

Princeton International School of Math and Science[]

Position: Founding Faculty Member

Job Title: English Teacher

Start Date: August 2013

Seeking founding faculty for a brand new boarding school opening in 2014. (Website under construction). In the first year, the candidate will be responsible for teaching 1-2 sections of English for 10-20 students. The school will have 50% international and 50% American students; this position is to teach the American students. The successful candidate will do some teaching the first year while helping to shape curriculum and other administative details. This is a real opporutnity to make a difference by developing a school from the very beginning! MA required, PhD encouraged. We seek someone who genuinely enjoys collaboration and team-taught courses while exploring and experimenting with new teaching styles. High school experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will be emotionally mature, open to constructive criticism, and actively seeking self-improvement. The idea is for all of the teachers to make each other better. Faculty housing on campus is available on the 15 acres of greenery in Princeton, NJ. If interested, please apply by sending materials to Max McGee at

Job description:

Deadline: Technically August 24, but the sooner the better, since the first day is August 26.

Southern Connecticut State University - Asst. Professor, English Secondary Ed. (Updated: 1/20/2013) []

Department: English Rank: Assistant Professor

Search #: 13-015 Posted: Oct 15, 2012

Specialization(s): Secondary Education

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Workload is 12 credits per semester, comprising some combination of teaching and administrative duties. In addition, all department members share student advising and committee assignments. All faculty members are expected to be active in their fields.

The candidate will join two other full-time secondary ed colleagues in a program with NCTE/NCATE national recognition. The English department at Southern is dynamic, with 31 full-time members (including six recent hires), a brand new English major curriculum (including concentrations in literature, secondary ed, professional writing, and creative writing), and ongoing dialogues about how best to meet our commitment to student learning. The successful candidate must be able to help develop an active field network of teacher-mentors, participate in program accreditation, and teach first-year composition, methods courses, and graduate courses in the field for our MA, MS, and MFA students.

Required Qualifications: PhD in English or related fields* (please see note below) by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: At least four years of exemplary work as an English language arts teacher in a public secondary school, experience with Critical Media Literacy in the secondary ed curriculum, and a demonstrated knowledge of both NCTE Teacher-Training Standards and Common Core State Standards, as well as related assessment practices. Preference will be given to candidates who speak to their experience teaching reading and writing to the wide range of students at a regional comprehensive university or similar institution.

Application Process: Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy that speaks to the applicant's ability to teach students how to teach well. Send all materials to: Professor Cindy Stretch, ATTN: English Secondary Ed Search, Department of English, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515

Initial interviews will be held via video conference. For full consideration, please submit applications by December 15, 2012 February 1, 2013* (please see note below). Position will remain open until filled.


  • From the search committeeReview of applications is ongoing, but the deadline for applications has been extended to Feb 1. Please note that we are also welcoming applications from qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in Education or related fields. (1/20/2013)

SU of New York, Fredonia TT Assistant Professor in English Adolescence Education - OFFER MADE[]

English, 277 Fenton Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063

Assistant Professor of English 

The SUNY Fredonia Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in English Adolescence Education, beginning August 2013, with a specialization in adolescent literacy or young adult literature to teach courses in pedagogy for the English Adolescence Education major and contribute to a master's-level graduate program. Secondary areas of expertise should reflect some combination of multi-modal literacies, literacy and technology, the reading process, and/or middle school experience. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications for this position 

Ph.D. in English Education or related field. Degree must be complete by August 15, 2013. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, commitment to the needs of diverse learners, experience using instructional technologies, and the ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, consensus-seeking department. The candidate will need a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for supervision of student teachers.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in secondary classrooms.

Review Begins October 15, 2012.

To review the complete vacancy announcement, and or to apply, please visit


  • Campus Interview scheduled 11/30
  • An offer has been made to an internal candidate, one who may have seen your job talk if you visited campus.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock - TT Asst. Prof, Secondary English Ed. - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in secondary English Education. The Assistant Professor will have opportunities to teach Children's Literature, Adolescent Literature, Teaching Methods, and to develop new courses in a growing secondary education program. Desired emphases include American Literature, literacy theory, and technology-enhanced instruction. The candidate will also be expected to supervise student teachers, advise majors, write accreditation (SPA) reports, develop grant proposals, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will assume duties August 15, 2013 and must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English/English Education or a closely related field before employment commences. The candidate should be certified, and have experience teaching English at the secondary level (7-12) as well as a commitment to research and service. To apply: Submit a cover letter (referencing Position R99380), a curriculum vitae, and three reference letters by e-mail to or online at the link above. Applications may also be submitted in paper form to Dr. J. Bradley Minnick, Chair of the Recruitment Committee, English Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. Please reference Position R99380 in the e-mail subject line. Screening of applications will begin December 7, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.


  • Has anyone heard anything since Skype interviews?

University of Massachusetts Amherst[]

The Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates to join a dedicated and accomplished community of faculty, students, and staff as Assistant Professor in English Education. This is a full-time tenure track position beginning on September 1, 2013.

Qualifications: doctorate in English Education or closely related field: substantial background in the discipline of English; teaching experience at the pre-college level and university level; demonstrated potential for scholarship, research, and publication. Piroirty will be given to candidates with experiencd working with pre-service and/or in-service teachers and with students from diverse backgrounds. Relevant areas of research include, but are not limited to, issues related to English teaching, learning and curriculum development, such as English literature, adolescent literature, development of advanced academic reading, writing and literary analysis, and/or issues related to the preparation and development of English teachers.

Interested applicants should send a CV, letter of application, three letters of reference, transcripts, and samples of written work to: Search Committee Chair, English Education, c/o Michelle Eddy,

Review of candidates will begin 9.17.12.


University of Massachusetts Lowell - Assistant Professor- Language Arts & Literacy[]


University of New Hampshire - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED[]

The Department of English, University of New Hampshire, invites applications for a full-time benefits-eligible Assistant Professor in English Education, contingent on funding, to begin September 2013. The position would involve active engagement in research and scholarship, teaching courses in writing and reading pedagogy, and advising pre-service teachers; it would ultimately lead to administering the English Teaching Major.

Applicants should have a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment, and will have taught English at the middle- and/or high-school level. Familiarity with pedagogical uses of multimedia will be considered a plus. The course load is 2/2. Acceptable Minimum Qualifications : PhD in English Education, composition or closely related fields by August 2013 required.

Applications should include cover letter, CV/dossier, graduate transcripts, and writing sample must be uploaded to by November 15, 2012. Please email letters of recommendation to:


  • Skype interview scheduled 1/08 [posted 12/14]
  • Email rejection sent 1/16. Wording suggested a finalist has been chosen.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - TT Asst. Professor of English: Digital Narratives for Young People  - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in digital narratives for young people, beginning August 2013. The appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position. This is one of five positions in the college this year that entails expertise in new media or digital technologies.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English (or related field) with a specialization in digital narratives for young people (including, but not limited to popular culture, gaming, CGI, film, digital archives, or theoretical explorations of new media); evidence of strong potential for professional development as a scholar; evidence of potential for successful university teaching; and a commitment to promoting diversity in the department and college. Teaching for this position will include graduate and undergraduate courses in digital narratives for young people, as well as in children’s and adolescent literature and culture.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a dynamic, research-intensive university, located in a thriving metropolitan area, with a student population of 26,000+ and more than 900 full-time faculty. The Department of English, with 32 tenure-line faculty and more than 400 majors and 90 graduate students, offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with area emphases in Literature, Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, and Professional/Technical Writing. The Department also offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies (CLCS), as well as a Master’s Concentration in Children’s Literature.

For consideration, apply online at with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, unofficial electronic transcript(s), and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages. Screening of applicants will begin November 5, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Additional application materials, such as sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and further writing samples, may be requested of finalists. We will conduct preliminary telephone interviews. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paula T. Connolly (

MLA JIL 10/12/12


University of Pittsburgh - Asst. Professor: 20th-C. Children’s Literature or Childhood Studies (Dept. of English) - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

MLA JIL 10/5/12

The Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates a position as a tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature or Childhood Studies to begin Fall Semester, 2013, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates with both scholarly and teaching interests in the field of youth literature or culture who are keen to help us build our current Children’s Literature Program into a more interdisciplinary Childhood Studies Program. To that end, we welcome applications from twentieth- or twenty-first-century literature scholars whose work features a strong focus on childhood or adolescence, but also from scholars with commitments to other disciplines such as History, Art History, Sociology, Film, TV or Performance Studies. Children’s literature scholars whose work cuts across historical periods are also encouraged to apply, especially those who specialize in picture books or young adult literature.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses on children’s literature and culture as well as a wide range of other undergraduate literature courses and graduate seminars in his or her areas of scholarly interest. Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salaries competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching and service. PhD required by September 1, 2013

Applicants should submit letter of application, CV, dossier of recommendations, and a writing sample of roughly twenty-five pages online at the link above by November 9, 2012.


  • Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ....): x2 (MLA)
  • When were you contacted for the interview? [original post read "11/20"] <-- And how were you contacted (email, phone)?
    • 11/20, via phone call x2
  • Rejection by e-mail 11/27x2
  • offer made and accepted

University of Pittsburgh - Assistant Professor of English Education (School of Education) - FINALISTS SELECTED[]

The Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks candidates to join a collaborative and accomplished faculty as Assistant Professor of English Education. Responsibilities include pursuing a productive research program, including seeking external funding and producing scholarly publications; teaching and advising in our post-baccheloreate teacher education and M.Ed. programs; teaching and advising in our Language, Literacy and Culture doctoral program; and collaborating with other faculty across the department, the School of Education, and the University.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a doctoral degree in English Education, literacy studies, or a related field; teaching experience in secondary schools; demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching; and evidence of potential for scholarly productivity. We are particularly interested in candidates with research on adolescent literacy related to urban education, English Language Learners, teacher education, educational technology, critical literacy, and adolescents digital and other out-of-school literacy practices.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit (a) a letter of application that describes your qualifications for the position, your professional research interests, and your teaching experiences/pedagogical approaches; (b) a curriculum vita; (c ) two samples of written scholarship; and (d) three letters of recommendation through the online system at The online system will prompt applicants to request three letters of recommendation, directly. Alternatively, recommenders can be instructed to email the letters directly to If you are unable to upload your documents, please mail materials to: English Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education University of Pittsburgh, 5600 WWPH, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Amanda Godley, Search Committee Chair, at Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Final appointment is contingent upon Provosts approval.


  • Finalists selected (January)

University of Southern Mississippi - POSITION WITHDRAWN[]

The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites applications for a tenure-track position in English education to begin Fall 2013. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in English or English education by the time of appointment, secondary-school teaching experience, evidence of an active research agenda, and a commitment to teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise student teachers and may teach courses in English pedagogy, grammar, and young adult literature. There is also the opportunity to work with a National Writing Project site. Position is contingent on funding. The Long Beach campus is situated on sixty-five acres overlooking the Gulf. Application letter, CV, writing sample (20-25 pages), unofficial graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to by November 2, 2012. The University of Southern Mississippi is an AA/EO employer.


  • Initial interviews mid-January, two week wait and then campus visits will be scheduled
  • Campus visits scheduled? 
  • 3/19: I checked my application's status on USM's HR site and discovered that the position has been withdrawn. 

University of South Florida, Sarasota/Manatee - CANCELLED[]

The USFSM College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to join our faculty in leading and growing a new Secondary Education program in English. Applications are welcomed from scholars with a strong research agenda, or potential for establishing a strong research agenda in areas such as English Education, Reading and/or Assessment. Evidence of potential for establishing a scholarly record is required, as is a history or potential for obtaining external funding. We seek candidates who are committed to research, reflective teaching, and willing to participate in college and/or university-wide service activities. Applicants should have teaching experience at the college level and a willingness to instruct students in distance learning or virtual environments and in online teaching and learning. The ideal candidate will contribute to our growing strength in working in partnership with community agencies and schools and in training educators who can effectively serve diverse learners.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Secondary Education, English Education or a related discipline and experience at the secondary level. ABDs may apply; however, all degree requirements must be met by the position start date of August 7, 2013. Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses across multiple programs, and collaborating with colleagues in an interdisciplinary environment. Proficiency in teaching ESOL courses is an asset

For letter of application please comment on research and teaching experience. Please list three references with contact information. Attach a minimum of one publication maximum three. Officials transcripts will be required of finalists. Reviw of applications will begin August 31, 2012.

University Job Site:


  • I was informed that this search has been cancelled. [posted 9/27]

University of Texas at El Paso - Director of English Education - CAMPUS INTERVIEW[]

From MLA JIL 10/26/12

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of English: Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track, beginning September 1, 2013, specializing in English Education/Literacy Education with an established record of accomplishment in K- 12 English Language Arts. A commitment to excellence in scholarship, service, and teaching in an English teacher education program in an urban bilingual, bicultural community is essential. K – 12 teaching experience and work with diverse populations are desirable, as are expertise in technology-enhanced instruction and grant proposal writing.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American. UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with more in development. UTEP’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities.

The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its 100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $438 million in local business volume and contributes over 6,900 jobs and $423 million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open to the public.

El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States. El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or EdD and the ability to serve as Director of English Education to lead a vital English Education Program and to contribute to its instructional program, which includes an undergraduate major, an M.A.T. program, and courses in children’s literature, writing processes of children, English teaching methodology, young adult literature, new and multimodal literacies, and others.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, CV, dossier (or three letters of recommendation), and writing sample as pdf files to with “Director of English Education” in the subject line.


  • Received notification of a pending campus interview 1.23.13. It should be noted that this position has been reconfigured as an entry-level position.
  • Three campus visits have been scheduled or are underway.
  • An offer has been made and accepted from a candidate recently working at UT-Austin.

University of Washington Seattle - Asst. - Literacy/ELL - FINALISTS CHOSEN[]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month full-time position for an Assistant or Associate Professor whose primary expertise is in Literacy, English Language Learning, Science, Math or Social Studies as it relates to developing instructional excellence in teacher preparation and professional development. The College has a long- standing commitment to tenure-line faculty who achieve excellence in research and grants activity. Continuing that tradition, we seek a colleague who can help advance our agenda in designing professional learning and preparation programs that create effective and committed educators and leaders. We seek applicants with a doctoral degree in education or a closely related field. Our new colleague will possess a documented research record which illuminates aspects of improving instruction for students who have not been well served by schools, a desire to teach with other colleagues committed to impacting the K-12 systems in meaningful and lasting ways. The new faculty member will provide guidance and mentorship to graduate students pursing professional certification, master’s degrees, and PhDs. Preference will be given to scholars who have a strong track record or potential for grants, have experience working in professional settings with prospective or practicing teachers, bring significant content expertise in one of the areas outlined above, and be able to contribute to innovations in practice-based teacher education. Excellent communication skills and ability to get along with others are required.

The UW College of Education is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The members of the College also maintain a set of active partnerships with educational institutions in the region and state—schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. We are seeking a colleague to join us in conducting research, preparing and promoting the education of students and teachers, strengthening relationships between schools and the communities they serve, and informing public policy to help create a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Applications should include: (1) a detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, research agenda, and evidence of engaging schools or other organizations serving historically disenfranchised youth, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference, (4) at least two examples of scholarly writing, and (5) an email address for further communications. Please submit your application packet both electronically and by mail to the search chair, Dr. Morva McDonald, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at, Box 353600, 210 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600.

The committee will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2012. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2013.

Send queries about the position to Dr. Morva McDonald, search chair, at


  • Early January-4 Finalists were chosen

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - TT Assistant Professor of English Education - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED[]

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse English Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of English Education for an academic year position in our vibrant and growing department. Expected academic qualifications include a doctorate in English Education or related field in hand by August 15, 2013. Our new colleague will have primary upper-level teaching responsibilities in pedagogy, adolescent literature, and language study for teachers, and 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. Expertise in pedagogy and assessment, evidence or potential for scholarship, and at least three years of teaching experience at the middle- and/or high-school level are required. Experience working collaboratively in school and community settings (including with professional development schools and/or professional learning communities) will be considered a plus. Secondary areas of expertise may also include multicultural issues of education, pedagogical approaches to literary study, and language and linguistics. Ability to teach upper-level writing courses and an interest in participating in study abroad opportunities in France and China are desirable. 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 100% academic appointment will begin Aug. 26, 2013; applications will be accepted until end of business on Nov. 2, 2012. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcript; three letters of reference will also be required and will be submitted directly from the referee through a confidential portal.

Online App. Form:


  • Campus visits scheduled for February

Virginia Commonwealth University - Asst. - Secondary English Education - POSITION FILLED[]

Description: Nine-month tenure track position for an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising students preparing to be teachers, supervising student teachers, and contributing to the Secondary program. Conducting substantive research and seeking external funding. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Department of Teaching and Learning and in other departments, both within and outside the School of Education.

'Q'ualifications: Required: Earned doctorate in English Education or related field; at least three years experience in secondary (grades 6-12) English teaching; demonstrated potential for effective scholarship; a history of involvement in and sensitivity to the needs of underserved and/or under-represented groups in secondary settings is particularly valued; ability to use technology to enhance instruction; excellent oral/written communication skills. Faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Experience in urban and diverse settings; eligible for licensure as a teacher in Virginia or another state; experience teaching at the university level; demonstrated ability to gain external funding.

Application Process: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, home and business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted. Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Submit applications to: Dr. Ena Gross, Search Committee Chair, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842020, 1015 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284-2020. Electronic applications may be sent to For further information, contact Dr.Gross at (804) 828-1305. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • hired in late December

Wilfrid Laurier University - Tenure- track Professional Teaching Position - Children's Literature[]

The Department of English and Film Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Professional Teaching Position, subject to budgetary approval. Requirements for the position include: a PhD in English with demonstrated expertise in children’s literature; at least two years full-time teaching experience (or equivalent) in post-secondary education; and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation (e.g. active learning, blended learning course design, community service learning, course (re)design, new educational technologies, and curriculum development and review). Normally, faculty holding a Professional Teaching Position in the Faculty of Arts will teach six one-term courses annually over three terms; at least three courses will be taught at the first and second year levels. For more information on Professional Teaching positions at Laurier see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement ( The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Professor (provisional level) starting July 1, 2013. Candidates should submit a teaching dossier that includes: teaching evaluations for all courses taught (including both the raw data and a summary of that data), along with a 1-2 page reflection on those evaluations; the most recent syllabi for all courses over the last five years; an account (max. 2-3 pages) describing work done on curriculum development and/or describing pedagogical innovations used in their classes; and a statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates should also submit a CV and sample publications, and provide contact information for three referees who can attest, not only to their field-specific expertise, but also to their commitment to teaching excellence. All materials should be sent to: Dr. Ute Lischke, Chair c/o Ms. Joanne Buchan Department of English and Film Studies Wilfrid Laurier University 75 University Ave. W. Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5 Email: (for inquiries only). The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 15, 2012. Electronic applications will not be accepted.


has anyone heard anything?

  • Request to references for letters of rec in early January
  • Any more news about this position?
  • April 15: An offer has been made (apparently)

Youngstown State University (OH) - Assistant Professor - English (Education) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in English methods, writing for teachers, and secondary reading; undergraduate and graduate courses in young adult, middle school, and/or children's literature; and graduate courses in the teaching of literature and, potentially, in the teaching of writing. Responsibilities include student teacher supervision. Secondary areas of interest might include composition/rhetoric, linguistics, and ELL/ESL.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English education or equivalent or ABD with completion by August 14, 2013; secondary school teaching experience; and established scholarly focus in field required.

To Apply: Visit

MLA JIL 11/16/12


  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Phone interviews are being scheduled 1.25.13
  • Campus visits completed; a final chosen, and offer accepted.