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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019 Deadlines

Texas State University (USA:Tx) - Asst. Prof. Children's and Young Adult Literature

Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in children’s and young adult literature. Successful applicant expected to maintain an active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. Teaching assignments will include upper-level children’s and adolescent literature survey courses and core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Teaching may include other courses in literature within the successful candidate’s areas of interest, with preference given to research/teaching in under-represented areas in children’s and young adult literature, including (but not limited to) African-American literature, literature of the African diaspora, Latinx literature, Native American literature, and LBGTQ literature. Appointment begins Fall 2020.

Required Qualifications • Ph.D. in English or closely related field that meets accreditation requirements, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in English and degree completed at time of appointment.
• Specialization in children’s and young adult literature.
• Demonstrated teaching excellence.
• Experience teaching first-year college writing and/or other core English courses.
• Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature.
• Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on children’s and young adult literature and culture.

Preferred Qualifications • Ability to teach under-represented areas in children’s and young adult literature, including (but not limited to) African-American literature, literature of the African diaspora, Latinx literature, Native American literature, or LBGTQ literature, as well as core courses in English (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys).
• Ability to teach history of the literature written for young readers.
• Ability to teach upper-level children’s and adolescent survey courses.

Application Procedures Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2019: 1) a letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references (to follow curriculum vitae).

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (US Central Time, UTC-6)

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments - 2019/2020 Deadlines


Department of English

Limited Term Appointment for Assistant Professor


The Department of English at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a 9 month Limited Term Appointment for a specialist in children’s literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. The term of the appointment is from September 1, 2020 to May 30, 2021. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.


The teaching load will include first-year introductory courses. An ability to teach a class on children’s visual media would be considered an asset. Ph.D. preferred.


Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching interests and philosophy, a sample of writing (6000-8000 words), and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. Applications should be sent via email to:


Dr. Jason Potts

Chair, Department of English

St. Francis Xavier University

P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5



Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.



Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of a sexual minority group.


Posted: December 16, 2019


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