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Assistant Professor - Children's and Young Adult Literature

Employer
Texas State University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Classics, English & Literature, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Children's and Young Adult Literature Job Posting Number 202029FAC Job Location San Marcos Department English Position Description

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, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/25832 .

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).

Proposed Start Date Fall 2020 Open Date Review Date 11/01/0019 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/25832 Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
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