Assistant Professor - Children's and Young Adult
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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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• Ability to teach history of the literature written for young
• Ability to teach upper-level children’s and adolescent survey
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
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