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Welcome to NCTE's Career Opportunities page, offering you professional opportunities in the K-college English language arts fields across the country.

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Auburn University at Montgomery – Assistant/Associate Professor of Reading Education – position beginning August 2016

Candidates must hold a terminal degree in Reading Education or equivalent. Minimum three years of K-6 teaching experience required. Successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses such as literacy methods in elementary and early childhood education, curriculum and teaching reading, reading assessment and intervention, and content area literacy. Faculty member may also supervise interns and practicum students.  Apply at









The College Writing Programs at the University of California, Berkeley seeks
applications for an Academic Coordinator II in the area of composition studies, at
percent 100% time, with an expected start date of July 1, 2016. For details, see


Temporary Lecturer, Basic Writing Program (BWP), University of California, San Diego We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position(s) in Basic Writing ( Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly or annual, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. Positions available beginning the 2016/2017 academic year. For more information and to apply:


Visiting Professor of English Education 
The Department of English at Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA) seeks one year visiting professor in English Education (Job #104130).  Primary responsibilities include teaching 3 courses per semester in EE or closely related areas at the undergraduate level.   Ph.D. in English Ed or related area; ABD considered.  Expertise in composition/rhetoric, digital literacies or teacher education desirable.  Experience teaching secondary English preferred.   For more information:


The University Writing Program at the University of California, Riverside, is seeking applicants for full- and part-time Lecturer positions to teach Freshman Composition and/or Entry-Level Writing classes in the 2016-17 academic year. An M.A. and at least two years of teaching experience at the college level are required for these appointments. Your completed application is due no later than March 4, 2016.


Lecturer Pool
The College Writing Programs at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the College Writing Programs should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed until the pool closes on November 30, 2017. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. For details, see


California State University Channel Islands- Assistant Professor of English:

The English Program at CI invites applications for an Assistant Professor to direct the composition program, including participation in Directed Self Placement, holistic scoring, program assessment, and syllabus preparation, as well as working with the English chair to schedule classes and assist in the review of composition faculty.  

For more information and to apply online please visit our website at:  Application review begins on 9/2/2015.



Science Writing and Communication Lecturer - University of Colorado

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) at CU-Boulder seeks a one-year, full-time writing lecturer. Classes build upon traditions of instructing science majors in the value of writing, following established WAC/WID protocols. Minimum Qualifications: MS in science writing or communication, rhetoric and composition, technical communication, or a related field, and experience in teaching technical and/or science communication. Apply online: Review of applications begins immediately.






District of Columbia

Achieve seeks a Director, English Language Arts/Literacy who will be responsible for overseeing strategy for working with states to help them develop, enact, and sustain college- and career-ready policies and initiatives. Major responsibilities include coordinating and supporting Achieve’s work to develop an organizational vision, agenda and lines of work around English Language Arts/Literacy. This position works across the organization to develop, support and participate in initiatives designed to expand the college- and career-ready policy agenda.





Department of Writing and Linguistics
Lecturer, Search 67344

A non-tenure track position is available in our strong, independent department. 
Screening begins December 1, 2015. Starting date is August 1, 2016. A complete application consists of letter addressing qualifications; curriculum vitae;  statement of teaching philosophy; three letters of recommendation;  names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of those  writing the letters of recommendation. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered.

Tenure-Track Writing Assessment
Georgia Southern University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Writing Assessment, beginning August 2016.  The ideal candidate will show evidence of teaching excellence in college-level writing, Peer-reviewed publications, in the area of writing assessment. Experience with technologies common to the field of composition/rhetoric.  Evidence of engaged student learning, arising from pedagogical practice informed by the scholarship of the profession.  
Full job information can be found here:  search 6734.

Tenure-Track Professional and Technical Writing
Georgia Southern University (GA) is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics, Professional and Technical Writing, beginning August 2016.  The ideal candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Professional and Technical Writing area and the online Bachelor of General Studies program, along with other Department programs and activities (which may include First-Year Writing). Full job information can be found here:  search 67325.







The School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, announces a position at the Clinical Assistant Professor rank with primary teaching and service responsibilities in Middle Grades and Secondary English Education. The candidate will work closely with teacher preparation field sites and grant partner schools, and should demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student body and profession in an urban context. Direct applications to:


Full-Time Instructor, Professional Writing or Writing Studies,
start Fall 2016.  Ph.D. preferred. Teaching load 4-4 in First Year Seminar and Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Attractive expertise or interest: rhetorics of underrepresented groups, rhetorics of sex and gender, advocacy, or Web-based writing.  Send letter, vitae, professional references with contact information to Carol Reeves, Butler University, Department of English

Application deadline:  March 5.

Butler University, an EEO/AA employer, welcomes applications from women and historically under-represented groups. 













Assistant Professor of English (Specializing in Rhetoric and Composition):


Responsibilities: Teaches 12 credit hours per semester; advises students; conducts research; serves on committees; writes proposals for public/private grants

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field; minimum of three (3) years of effective college/university teaching experience

Visit for more details.

AA/EEO Employer

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Assistant Professor of Reading/Language Arts and Literacy
School of Education and Human Services
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Effective: August 15, 2016
Position Number: 990979
To apply, please go to for the on-line application.
The Department of Reading and Language Arts seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor whose area of expertise is literacy education, especially reading foundations and comprehension, children’s literature, and the role of culture and language in literacy development. 
For information, contact

James Madison College, a residential college at Michigan State University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in its Humanities, Culture, and Writing program. We seek an Assistant Professor with demonstrated success teaching first year writing, preferably in courses that integrate writing instruction with intellectually challenging content. Applicants can see entire description and apply online at (posting #1800). 


Assistant Professor of Education (Elementary Literacy Education)
Tenure-Track Position

Augsburg College’s Education Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in elementary literacy education, with experience in the primary grades, to begin August 15, 2016. 

The person selected for this position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary literacy education in face-to-face and hybrid (in-class and online) environments.

The full posting for this position is available at






The Department of Education at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in K-8 Reading/Language Arts. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment.  You may find out more about the position at: 

For questions concerning this position please contact: Micki Macgregor, 406-994-3120,






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New York

Writing and Critical Inquiry, Lecturer(s)
The University at Albany, SUNY, seeks two full-time lecturers for the Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry to begin Fall Semester 2016. Required: Ph.D. or M.F.A. (ABD or M.A. considered with appropriate teaching experience.); Interest in writing program development, evaluation, and assessment Experience teaching college-level writing. For a full description and to apply, please see:


Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its revolutionary teacher salaries and its outstanding results.

Middle School ELA and Kindergarten Lead Teacher.
Apply today here:

Also, we invite you to learn more about teaching at TEP Charter School at our Prospective Teacher Information Session.

Rochester Institute of Technology
Instructional/Support Faculty Liberal Studies

Full Description at

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through teaching, curriculum development, research and service. Responsibilities include teaching reading and writing courses in the NTID developmental English course sequence to associate degree students at the basic and intermediate developmental levels.

RIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Marist College Education Department seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position. The start date for the position is September 1, 2016.

To learn more or to apply, please visit Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.


North Carolina


North Dakota



The University of Akron's Wayne College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Instructor, English, effective fall 2016.  Master's degree in Composition, English, or related field as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year college composition courses. PhD and experience in relevant scholarship and college service, interest in teaching additional first-and second-year English courses and online courses preferred. 

For complete details and to apply please visit: Job ID #9433. EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled


Instructor English 

The University of Akron's Department of English is searching for three full-time, non-tenure track Instructors to teach in its first-year composition program teaching 12 credit hours/semester. A MA in English or related field, online training, and demonstrated excellence in teaching university-level composition. Teaching experience in distance learning, digital writing/rhetoric, multimodal composition, and/or service learning are preferred. 3 openings available. 

For complete details and to apply please visit: Job ID# 9358. EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled



Southern Nazarene University invites applicants for the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor (9-month) to begin August 2016. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in first-year composition and other upper-level writing courses. Additional responsibilities include working with the Writing Center and with faculty to develop writing curricula both within the Department of English and across university disciplines. A Ph.D. in Composition, Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or related field by December 2016 is required. See     




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South Carolina

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is growing and seeks an exceptional professor of English to start August 2016. Successful candidate will teach collegiate English, literature, and writing to motivated, high-achieving 11th/12th graders in the school’s residential and statewide virtual programs. This is a full-time (10 month) teaching position with benefits available. Ph.D. preferred, masters in English required. GSSM offers competitive salaries in a collegial environment. Find detailed information at


Upper School English Teacher
Porter-Gaud School (Charleston, SC)

An independent college preparatory school, Porter-Gaud invites applications for a full-time English Teacher in the Upper School with an August 2016 start date.
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in English, Literature, or related field; at least two years experience in secondary or post-secondary schools; and a passion for educating and nurturing high-school students both in and out of the classroom.
Please visit for a full posting:


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Tenure-track or Tenured Assistant/Associate Professor, Elementary Education, University of Virginia


 The Curry School of Education seeks highly qualified applicants for a tenure track or tenured faculty appointment beginning August 2016 in elementary education with a focus on language arts. Incumbent will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and serve as the Elementary Education Program Coordinator.
To apply, visit; search on Posting Number 0617278. Screening begins November 2, 2015, and the position remains open until filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Literacy/Reading
George Mason University
The College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a tenure-line Assistant/Associate Professor of Literacy/Reading, with an August 2016 start date.
Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in reading/literacy education (or related field), experience working in diverse schools, and a strong/promising record of scholarship.
Application review will begin in mid-October 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply for position number F9277z at

Virgin Islands



English Composition Professor - Tenure Track
Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite innovative higher education professionals to apply for an English Composition Professor – Tenure Track.  This position will prepare and teach English Composition courses which may include developmental and college-level composition, honors composition, online courses, and/or special topics courses. This is a full-time, tenure track position beginning September 1, 2016. Please visit: 
An Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator


West Virginia







Online English Tutor

We're looking for friendly educators to practice conversational English with ESL students via video chat. You can work from your computer at home, anytime you want, as much or as little as you want. It's a fun job where you get to chat casually where people around the world, learning about their culture and life experiences. We'll pay you for the minutes you spend talking to students each week.

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