Assistant Professor of English with specializations in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Wheaton College, MA
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The English Department at Wheaton College Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in children’s and young adult literature. A demonstrated ability to teach under-represented areas in children’s and young adult literature, especially African American literature, literature of the African diaspora, or Latinx literature is preferred. An ability to teach departmental courses outside of children’s and young adult literature is also expected. The successful applicant should maintain an active record of publication in the areas of children’s and/or young adult literature and culture.

Minimum Qualifications:
A PhD in English or a closely related field and undergraduate teaching experience are required. Candidates close to completion of their degrees may be considered, but PhD must be in hand by July 2021.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence teaching under-represented areas in children’s and young adult literature, specifically African American literature, literature of the African diaspora, or Latinx literature.

Wheaton is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. Wheaton has been operating under a remote hybrid teaching model in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It is our hope to return to an in-person teaching model for the fall of 2021. While this position may be temporarily remote, there is an expectation that the teaching will be on campus when the college determines it is safe to return to in-person operations. 

For full consideration, the following are to be submitted via Wheaton’s online application system: letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, writing sample, a copy of selected publications, and contact information for three references. Please note that references will not be contacted upon application; confidential letters of reference will be collected at a later stage of the hiring process and applicants will be alerted ahead of time. A review of applications will begin April 2, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. 

To apply:

Wheaton College proudly offers Equal Opportunity and is an Affirmative Action employer. We actively encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Our community values diversity in all its forms. EOE: Min/Fem/Dis/Vet