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California State University, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Children’s and Young Adult Literature[edit | edit source]

Position: Assistant Professor of Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Starting Date: Fall 2019

Minimum Qualifications: 1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in English or closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/19/2019). 2) Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. 3) Evidence of scholarly activity in the field of Children’s and/or Young Adult Literature.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Evidence of teaching expertise in Children’s and Young Adult literature 2) Evidence of research in Children’s and Young Adult literature that spans multiple periods and productively intersects with one or more of the following: print culture; genders and sexualities studies; critical studies of race and ethnicity; environmental criticism; and/or English Education.

Duties: The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will teach lower-division, upper-division, and graduate courses in the department and will design new courses in their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.

The College: The College of Arts & Letters at California State University, Los Angeles, is an engaged, diverse, and creative community committed to nurturing the next generation of humanists and artists and to providing a distinctive liberal arts education to all Cal State LA students.

The College is home to nationally acclaimed undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities and the visual, media, and performing arts, delivered by an award-winning faculty committed to helping students reach their full potential academically, professionally, creatively, and personally. Our nine departments (Art, Communication Studies, English, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Television, Film & Media Studies, and Theatre and Dance) include programs that lead to Bachelor and Masters of Arts degrees, Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees, and Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts degrees.

Located in one of the most vibrant and creative cosmopolitan centers of the world, our students have access to renowned venues and a rich variety of scholars, artists, and performers from a host of fields and professions. Our campus boasts one of the most diverse student populations in the country, a fact that helps us to prepare Arts & Letters graduates for successful careers in today’s multicultural environment and global economy.

The Department: The English Department at California State University, Los Angeles, cultivates students’ imaginations and critical skills through the intensive study of literature and language. Offering programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Arts degrees, the department provides courses that build on the traditional study of British and American literary history while encouraging students to further explore literary theory and criticism, world literatures and transnational critical paradigms, children’s literature, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, interdisciplinary cultural analysis, and the history and structure of the English language. Drawing on the richness of L.A.’s geographical and cultural context, the department equips students to see the study of literature and language as both personally enriching and publicly meaningful within their own communities. Those communities may be defined through the department’s direct engagement with the neighborhoods of East L.A. and the San Gabriel Valley or regarded as a global terrain, in which Oxford connects to Oaxaca and where ideas resonate from ancient Greece and Rome to the contemporary Pacific Rim.

Required Documentation: Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below: 1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications. 2) A curriculum vitae. 3) A list of three professional references. 4) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students. 5) A University Application for Employment Form (http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_application_academic_2017_11_28.pdf)

Finalists will be asked to submit 1) Three current letters of recommendation 2) Official transcripts 3) A critical writing sample of app. 15 pages

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please address questions to English Department Chair: Dr. Linda Greenberg, California State University, Los Angeles, Department of English, E&T A604, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Phone: 323-343-4140. E-mail: linda.greenberg@calstatela.edu

Please submit application materials to Department Coordinator Stephanie Lai at Slai8@calstatela.edu. Please type “Children’s/YA Literature Application” in the subject line.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 15

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 12/3 x 4; following Skype interview, further materials requested 1/5;

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NOTES: Any updates here re. campus visits? As I understood it we were supposed to hear either way by 12/28, but maybe they only notified those invited to campus? ----- They told me a couple of weeks and it has been a little over two, so I *think* they still haven't sent out notifications. RESPONSE: The committee got in touch with me 1/5 to request further materials (as mentioned in the original job posting) with a 1/11 deadline, so I imagine they'll be inviting campus visits sometime after then.

Missouri Southern State University (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Secondary English Education)[edit | edit source]

Position Title: Assistant Professor of English (Secondary English Education)

The Missouri Southern State University Department of English and Philosophy invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a specialization in Secondary English Education, appointment to begin August 1, 2019 in Joplin, Missouri.

The English Program is committed to providing strong training for future teachers and to supporting their development in the areas of content knowledge, pedagogy, and global education issues. The successful candidate will teach such undergraduate courses as Young Adult literature, Teaching Writing in the Middle and Secondary Schools, and Teaching Methods in Secondary English Education. The candidate may also travel to site locations to observe student teachers, establish positive working relationships with area schools, and collaborate in the planning and development of training materials and courses related to the education program as well as to the student teaching experience.

The successful candidate must have grades 9-12 English certification, as well as evidence of quality postsecondary teaching. The candidate must also demonstrate knowledge of current research literature and pedagogical theories relating to education, as well as experience working with student teachers.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting www.mssu.edu/jobs . Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a background check.

MSSU’s vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for approximately 6,000 students and provides its faculty and staff rewarding career and benefit opportunities. We offer a collaborative and diverse workplace with an emphasis on fostering a global perspective with opportunities for advancement. Joining the MSSU Pride provides a variety of opportunities for you to attain your career goals, a place where your contributions are valued, and – perhaps most importantly – the ability to make a difference in the lives of our students. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.

Link to Apply

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

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Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English (English Education)[edit | edit source]

Department of English 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

Refer to #104714 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

OUR COMMITMENT: Guided by our core values, Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

THE UNIVERSITY: Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state.

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in service to the department, school, and community. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in our distinctive, high-impact Freshman and Sophomore year programs and to foster our commitment to the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 through excellent teaching, advising, and mentoring. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the University’s Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Policy. All faculty are required to have the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

THE DEPARTMENT: The English Department has ten full-time faculty, 25 adjunct faculty, and 216 majors. The Department offers a B.A. in English with emphases in literature, Single Subject credential preparation, and creative writing, and an M.A. in English with emphases in literature, rhetoric, and creative writing. It hosts the Sonoma Writers Festival, a Writers on Writing series, and the literary magazines Zaum and Volt have their home in the Department, offering students the opportunity to advance their editorial skills in the production of these distinguished periodicals. The Department is committed to innovative teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the website for more information on the English Department: http://www.sonoma.edu/english

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of English at Sonoma State University seeks dynamic candidates with proven teaching and leadership abilities in English education. Desirable qualifications include expertise in several of the following areas: applied linguistics for teachers; working with English language learners; digital/new literacies; reading pedagogy; English grammar (pedagogical and rhetorical); literature, including world, multicultural literature, and/or young adult literature. English education is one of three emphases in the English Department, along with literature and creative writing. Our students are undergraduate English majors who intend to pursue a career in teaching. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. In particular, we encourage those from historically underrepresented populations (e.g., African American, Latinx, Native American, LGBTQ+, etc.) to apply.

Candidates will teach three courses per semester in the following areas: English education pedagogy and methods, literature, specialty courses in the Master’s Program, general education, and composition. Directing M.A. theses in areas of expertise is also expected. In addition to teaching and continuing research and scholarship in their areas of expertise, faculty are expected to develop new contributions to the curriculum and to work with the greater community. For the first two years, the candidate will teach two courses each semester. Faculty are also expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on School- and campus-wide committees. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Freshman and Sophomore year programs when available in their schools. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching; potential for successful research and scholarship; and proven ability to work with a diverse student body, ranging from freshmen to graduate students. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in English, English education, or a closely related field. ABD’s will be considered if the degree is in hand by August 19, 2019. Required qualifications include expertise in current approaches to the teaching of literacy and composition, evidence of culturally sensitive pedagogy and principles, and university teaching experience. Candidates with a strong background in teacher preparation and a commitment to educational equity and disciplinary innovation are of particular interest. Desirable qualifications include several years of teaching experience at the secondary (6-12) level; writing pedagogy; experience teaching literature, especially young adult literature; linguistics; familiarity with CCSS; evidence of a commitment to diversity and equity in education through scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement; knowledge of and experience working with multicultural and multilingual populations in public schools; and experience in collaborative work with teachers.

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

RANK AND SALARY: Salary, service credit, and rank (when appropriate) depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. The salary range for this position is $74,200 - $80,878.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobsand select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the www.sonoma.edu/jobs link above.

Please submit:

Required: Application letter that includes; Research interests, Teaching Philosophy and experiences with diversity in your research, teaching or service, and your potential to support SSU’s commitment to diversity, Curriculum vitae including three (3) references to be contacted by committee members.

Additional Required Documents: Student Evaluations

Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only. Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor any international candidates for this cycle. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by November 30, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to:

Dr. Catherine Kroll, Search Committee Chair Email: kroll@sonoma.edu.

Phone: (707) 664-2966

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

104714 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.

Deadline: Nov 30

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Western Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Young Adult Literature and English Education)[edit | edit source]

Position Title: Assistant Professor of English (Young Adult Literature and English Education)

About the University: Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department: The department has 31 tenure-line faculty members and offers B.A. programs in Literature and Creative Writing with or without a secondary teaching endorsement, an M.A. program in English Studies, and an M.F.A. program in Creative Writing. The department also offers minors in Film Studies, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, as well as courses that provide training in composition/rhetoric, professional and technical writing, editing and publishing, and teacher preparation. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity. To learn more about the Department of English, visit https://chss.wwu.edu/english.

About the Position: Standard quarter system teaching assignment (currently 2-2-2), with specialty courses at the undergraduate and MA/MFA levels; general education courses and other courses depending on the candidate's interests and departmental needs; exemplary teaching, including fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students; a high quality program of scholarly activity; service to the department through a range of activities that include advising secondary English education majors, contributing to curricular and program development, and collaborating with the Woodring College of Education and local schools.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or a related field, or Ed.D. with an emphasis in English education by September 1, 2019. Demonstrated currency in the field of young adult literature and English education, and potential for strong scholarship and publication in young adult literature, pedagogy, and related fields. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Recent middle or high school teaching experience and/or professional development work in the schools. Demonstrable secondary areas of expertise such as children's literature, literature and writing pedagogies, writing or film studies for prospective middle and/or high school teachers. Interest in serving on WWU's Children's/Young Adult's Literature Conference Advisory Board.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions: Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation are required; letter requests will be sent out from the PageUp system. Materials should clearly evidence how the applicant's experience (academic or non-academic) has prepared them to effectively teach Western's increasingly diverse student body.

Closing Date Notes: Screening interviews will take place via video-conference in early winter. To be considered for a screening interview, applications must be received by October 15, 2018. Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus.

Link to Apply

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/02/2018

Rejection (no interview): 11/16/18

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RELATED ACADEMIC POSITIONS[edit | edit source]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Research Director of the Center for Children’s Books (School of Information Sciences)[edit | edit source]

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences, invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Director of the Center for Children’s Books. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois is an international leader in graduate education, and is home to world-class faculty, top-tier research, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science program that is consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is to lead the way in understanding the use of information in science, culture, society, commerce, and the diverse activities of our daily lives—and in doing so, change the world.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

The Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the School of Information Sciences supports critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused literature, resources, and librarianship. The Center’s mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children’s and young adult literature; media and resources for young (age 0-18) audiences; youth experience and information use; and youth services librarianship. Formed in 1945 along with its affiliate unit, the journal The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, the Center has established an important role in the iSchool as the leader and supporter of youth-focused research, the host of scholar- and practitioner-focused events, and the home of a 16,000-volume special collection of youth literature.

The CCB seeks a Director with broad intellectual insights, top-tier scholarly credentials and accomplishments, and the leadership and managerial capacity to actualize a bold vision for its future. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, and in coordination with the faculty, the School Librarian Program coordinator, and the Editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, the Director will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the CCB and its role within the School of Information Sciences. Outstanding candidates will demonstrate strong commitment and experience in the education of youth and those who work with youth.

Candidates should hold a PhD in library and information science, children’s literature, or a related discipline, and have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service that would warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor in the School.

The Director will: Define and execute a strategic vision for the future by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of the CCB; Attract external funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations, and interested donors to support the Center’s mission and develop relevant partnerships; and, Identify and realize emerging opportunities for new research, programs, and multidisciplinary initiatives that leverage the excellence of the Center and the breadth and strength of the School’s interdisciplinary culture. The next Director is expected to bring: The intellectual leadership and curiosity to direct a robust research program; An appreciation of the Center’s history and its potential for the future; An understanding of the connections between youth-focused research and professional practice; An approach that sees youth as agents and creators in their own right and partners in research; A boundary-crossing approach to youth experience that spans various disciplines, print and digital media, and physical and virtual spaces; Outstanding communication skills and strong interpersonal skills; A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; A record of successful grant writing and/or fundraising; An international-level reputation for scholarship and presentations in the field; and Excellence in teaching.

Experience with the following is preferred: Management of grant-funded projects; Professional work with youth as a researcher and/or a practitioner; Knowledge of and appreciation for diverse, historical, and contemporary children’s literature; Work with diverse communities; Supervision of student and professional staff. This is a full-time, 9-month appointment starting in the fall of 2019; salary will be commensurate with experience.

The iSchool’s academic programs include the top-ranked Master of Science in Library and Information Science and one of the fastest growing programs at the University, the Master of Science in Information Management. In addition, the School offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, the oldest program of its kind in the nation, an MS in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries, and School Librarian Licensure Program. Plans for an undergraduate degree in information sciences are underway.

As a longstanding innovator in online education, the iSchool offers many programs for students who study from a distance. The total enrollment consists of more than 690 master’s students and nearly 50 doctoral students—including 195 international students—who learn with enthusiasm and contribute to the dynamic intellectual life of the School.

For more information, please visit http://ischool.illinois.edu/.

The university strongly encourages applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 2, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s vision for the CCB, as well as the applicant’s motivation to apply, and a list of three professional references, including contact information. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards at cledward@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 2 (review begins)

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments[edit | edit source]

Karlstadt University (SWE) - Senior lecturer in Comparative Literature with specialisation in children’s and young adult literature[edit | edit source]

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members.

Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.

Description At Karlstad University, Comparative Literature is offered as standalone subject courses as well as part of the preschool to upper-secondary school teaching training programmes. Subject courses are offered at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. Many staff members at the Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies are actively involved in two of Karlstad University’s designated strong research groups, the Research Group for Culture Studies (KuFo) and Research on Subject-Specific Education (ROSE), as well as in the Centre for Language and Literature Education (CSL).

Duties Duties involve teaching Comparative Literature, mainly focused on children’s and young adult literature and literature-specific teaching methodology as part of the preschool, primary and secondary school teacher training programmes, both on campus and as distance education. Additional duties include course coordination for courses offered as part of the preschool and primary school teacher training programmes, and the main responsibility for the discipline’s development in the areas of children’s and young adult literature and literature-specific teaching methodology.

Additional duties include supervision, examination and course coordination at bachelor and master levels as well as active participation in disciplinary and departmental activities. The position includes a 20% professional development component.

Qualification requirements The eligibility requirement for appointment as senior lecturer in Comparative Literature is a doctorate in Comparative Literature. Documented teaching expertise as well as a completed course in higher education pedagogy, or an equivalent qualification, is required for appointment. Under special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment. The successful applicant is required to be in Karlstad in order to participate in the daily activities of the department.

Assessment criteria Special weight is given to applicants’ higher education teaching experience in Comparative Literature, particularly in children’s and young adult literature and literature-specific teaching methodology. Weight is given to research in the area of children’s or young adult literature and/or literature-specific teaching methodology, as well as to a teaching degree or equivalent experience relevant to teaching on the teacher training programmes.

Good knowledge of Swedish and English is required.

Considerable weight is further given to the ability to cooperate, build good relations with colleagues and students, and take initiative.

The successful applicant is required to be in Karlstad in order to participate in the daily activities of the department.

Terms of employment

This is a 50–100%, non-fixed-term position with starting date at the earliest convenience as per agreement. A probationary period may be required.

Application The application is submitted electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment system Varbi. All documents and publications should be attached to the electronic publication (do not provide links only) and should be submitted by the application deadline.

Three copies of each document that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books and publications, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
Registrator
651 88 KARLSTAD 

State ref. no: REK 2018/227

The application should include:

  • application letter
  • documented CV with the contact details of two references
  • descriptive account of teaching and research skills
  • certificate of course in higher education pedagogy, or account of equivalent qualifications
  • account of other experience, and experience of leadership, cooperation and administration
  • future teaching and research plans
  • list of publications (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)
  • copies of certificates, degrees, proof of employment
  • a maximum of ten academic publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, educational software, or popular science articles (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)

We look forward to receiving your application.

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and declines any contact from advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employment: Permanent position Contract type: Full time Number of positions: 1 Working hours: 100% City: Karlstad County: Värmlands län Country: Sweden Reference number: REK2018/227 Contact:

  1. Annika Malmsten Saltin, prefekt, 054-7001391
  2. Sofia Wijkmark, studierektor, 054-700 1244

Union representative:

  1. Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  2. Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
  3. Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434

Published: 2018-11-23 Last application date: 2018-12-16

Deadline: 16 Dec 2018 (23:59 h / 11:59 pm Central European Time)

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