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Tenure-Track Position in Early Childhood Education, University of Arizona
The University of Arizona, College of is currently searching for an Early Childhood Education specialist for appointment to a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level effective August 2015.  Please complete the electronic application form: (Job 56478)
For more information contact Dr. Ana Christina da Silva Iddings, Search Committee Chair;





SFSU Assistant English Professor- Generalist in theoretical linguistics specializing in syntax, computational linguistics, beginning F15.  Teach undergrad courses in phonology/morphology, syntax, and introductory linguistics, and graduate seminars in syntax and corpus linguistics, and be able to design courses in CL/NLP.   Duties include advising and supervising MA theses.  Experience working with a diverse student body including TESOL and English Education students, a plus.  Salary competitive.   Full description click here.

San José State University seeks an Assistant Writing Program Administrator at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 18, 2015. This position is tenure-track.
See full ad at:
Applications must be received by 14 November 2014.  Submit to:
Please include JOID #23054 on all correspondence.
SJSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual.


The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University seeks an Assistant Professor of English Education to begin August 18, 2015.
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Applications must be received by 14 November 2014.  Submit to:
Please include JOID # on all correspondence.
SJSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual.


Faculty Position in Adolescent literacy, emphasis on secondary English language arts
The Stanford Graduate School of Education seeks a faculty member in adolescent literacy, emphasizing secondary English language arts.  
The successful candidate will have a strong record in the field, including a completed doctoral degree with a focus in the area of English language arts and/or the conduct of teacher education in secondary English language arts.





Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, World Language and Second Language Acquisition.  The University of Connecticut’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track position (August 2015).  Responsibilities include methods of teaching foreign languages, K-12, as well as courses assisting teacher candidates learn to differentiate instruction for all language learners.  Visit our online application site at for a complete description of the position, the qualifications, and procedures for applying.  


District of Columbia





Director, Writing Center, Associate Professor of Rhetoric/Composition. Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues.  The Department English invites applications for the position of  Director of Writing Center and Associate Professor of Rhetoric/Composition to fill a tenured appointment beginning August 2015, job code TF0602. Review of applications begins October 20, 2014, continuing until filled.  For full details, visit 







English Faculty, River Grove, IL: Triton College, a comprehensive two year institution located in a near western suburb of Chicago, is seeking an English Faculty member to join our team. Qualifications: Education: Master's Degree in English or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate hours in English, Experience:Teaching at the community college or university level. To apply, please visit our website at: Triton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.  


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University seeks an assistant professor of literacy and language education with an emphasis on English language learners (ELL). This is a 10-month, tenure-track position. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.  Visit our website for the complete position description at:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University seeks a full or advanced associate professor with a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, and engagement in literacy education at the elementary level to fill the position of the Jean Adamson Stanley Professor in Literacy.   Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014.  Visit our website for the complete position description at:        


The Drake University School of Education invites applications for a full-time/nine-month tenure track assistant professor position in the area of secondary literacy education.  Responsibilities include: teaching a 3-3 course load, engaging in scholarly activity, and providing service to the community, university, and the profession. For more information, please visit  Review of applicants will begin October 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to the search chair at      












Job Title: Adjunct Lecturer, Rhetoric
Institution Name: Babson College
Location: Massachusetts, United States, 02457
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Assistant Professor, Elementary Social Studies Education, academic year, posting #0057:  Seeking a scholar in Elementary (K-8) Social Studies Education.  Potential areas of interest within social studies education include: curriculum, and pedagogy, student learning, teacher education, international, transnational, and global approaches to citizenship education, diversity and inclusion issues, including teaching social studies to English Language Learners and special needs students, social justice education, and urban/multicultural education. Go to


Michigan State University Department of Teacher Education is seeking tenure-system Associate Professor in Elementary Grades Reading Instruction with a strong research program of the clear potential for one whose research focuses on processes and instruction involved in students’ learning to read within elementary classroom settings.  Applicants must have prior classroom teaching or school-based experience. Start date: August 16, 2015.  For more information, access posting #0081 at 





The Department of Modern Languages at University of Mississippi welcomes applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in TESL (TESOL) and LINGUISTICS, to begin August 2015. PhD in applied linguistics, TESOL, linguistics required. Ideal candidates will have experience working with children/youth and/or in K-12 contexts. Complete job description, requirements, & application information at The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer. 










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New Jersey

Full-time tenure track Composition and Rhetoric or English position at Assistant Professor level at NJIT.  
Ph.D. and two years of university teaching experience required. Salary based on the qualifications of candidate. Required application documents:  cover letter, CV with the names of at least three references. To apply, visit and search for posting # 0602407. NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.

Assistant Professor – Department of Teacher Education (Literacy Education)
Rider University’s Department of Teacher Education seeks an energetic and dedicated educator who is qualified in literacy education. This tenure-track position includes teaching content methods and/or foundations courses at the undergraduate level along with the supervision of student teachers. Visit our website at for application instructions.  Position 313344.  Review of completed applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the position is filled.  AA/EOE 


New Mexico


New York

FULL-TIME FACULTY, Liberal Studies, ARTS AND SCIENCE, New York University.  Non-tenure track, begin 9/1/15, pending approval. Advanced classes/courses: 
  • East Asian Studies, with an emphasis on China - PhD in East Asian Studies, or Politics, History, or Sociology 
  • Global Studies - PhD in Global Studies 
  • Visual Arts, with an emphasis on contemporary global arts - PhD in Art, Gallery/Museum Studies; MFA in Film Production.  
  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies - PhD in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

ELA, Social Studies/ History, and Special Education Teacher: TEP Charter School is designed and structured around the belief that teachers are the key personnel in achieving educational success for its students. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform. Visit for details on how to apply. 

Part-Time Literacy Specialist: TEP’s Part-Time Literacy Specialist (appx 15 hours/ week) will work one-on-one with students identified as struggling readers in both push-in and pullout capacities, spiraling effective literacy interventions into the student(s)’ existing curriculum. The Literacy Specialist will design, implement and track interventions for the focus student(s) to develop decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension skills. The major aim is to facilitate substantial growth in the focused student(s)’ reading ability. Visit for details on how to apply. 

The University at Albany, SUNY, seeks a full-time lecturer for the new first-year program in Writing and Critical Inquiry to begin Spring Semester 2015. Responsibilities include teaching Writing and Critical Inquiry, a required first-year seminar, and participating in the development the newly established writing program. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of writing specialists on a renewable three-year 10-month appointment. For information and application materials, visit


The Director, K-12 Tools and Resource Development
provides management and leadership to the SAT & PSAT/NMSQT Assessment team, including instructional expertise, change management, oversight of quality assurance processes and publication development and publishing.
Desired Travel 25% - 50%
Areas of Expertise Development, Project Management, Product Development, Assessments
Highest Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
Location New York, NY
Years of Relevant Experience 6-9
To apply and view full details, please visit


SUNY at Brockport is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literacy Education B-12.  Candidates with elementary and/or secondary credentials are welcome to apply at Best consideration date is October 27, 2014.


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Assistant Professor, Composition Studies
The Department of English invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2015. We seek a teacher-scholar in the field of Composition Studies who presents the strongest combination of qualifications in terms of research and publications, teaching, and professional involvement. Review of applications begins November 15, 2014.  Visit for a full description and to apply. IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. 

The Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor beginning August 2015.  We seek a teacher-scholar with demonstrated commitment to the field of composition studies, especially one who can develop curriculum in Basic Writing and who has experience developing and/or facilitating writing assessment.  The successful candidate will teach primarily undergraduate courses, especially but not limited to Basic Writing, and also engage in scholarship, service and advising.

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The University of Texas at El Paso, in El Paso, Texas, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to teach in undergraduate English Education and in the Master of Arts in Teaching in English. Desired specialties include one or more of the following: sociocultural pedagogies, English Language Learners, K-12 composition methods, multimodal literacy, literacy education and assessment, children’s literature, young adult literature, and English Education research methodology. The full job posting with application procedures is available at:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Professional Writing)
St. Edward’s University, in Austin, Texas, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to teach in the professional writing specialization of our undergraduate writing and rhetoric major beginning Fall 2015. Responsibilities: teach 8 courses per year (such as Document Design, Writing Online, first-year writing); advise undergraduates; participate in curricular development and professional development. PhD in rhetoric, composition or professional writing required.  Professional writing experience preferred. Applicants should apply on-line:


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric (Poetry)
St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in creative writing  (poetry) to begin mid-August, 2015. Responsibilities: Teach four undergraduate courses per semester, including poetry workshops, creative writing, and freshman composition. Qualifications: MFA or equivalent, significant poetry publications (book published or forthcoming from a nationally recognized press), and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Applicants should apply on-line:









The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, VA, has an opening for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Literacy.  The deadline for applications is November 3rd and the position begins August 2015. The position description is attached and applications can be submitted at:

Assistant Professor, English, tenure-track, for person with expertise in English Education (including pedagogy and literacy) to teach courses in BA, MA, and PhD programs and serve as coordinator of Teaching emphasis for BA and MA.  Required:  PhD in English, Education (with English education emphasis),or closely related field by Aug. 15, 2015.  Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and requires compliance with the Immigration, Reform and Control Act of 1986.  For complete information go to

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West Virginia



The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse English Department seeks a tenure-track academic year assistant professor of English Education and Early American Literatures position in our vibrant and growing department. Required academic qualifications include a Ph.D. in one of the main specialty areas (either English Education or American Literature) and a Master’s degree in the other, with Ph.D. in hand by August 31, 2015.  Please visit for complete information and deadlines. 







Assistant/Associate/Full Professors, Department of English and Writing Studies
University College, Zayed University
Abu Dhabi and Dubai
August 2015/January 2016

The Department of English and Writing Studies at Zayed university is seeking faculty who will be able to contribute to the English composition and writing-in-the-disciplines curriculum.  The successful candidate must have a Terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or a related field ,relevant baccalaureate-level teaching experience and active research interests.
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