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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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English Education Assistant Professor - Academic Year
California State University, Fresno in Fresno, CA.

Requires an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in English Education, Literacy Studies, Composition/Rhetoric, or a related field.
To apply, visit






District of Columbia




The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Writing and Linguistics with an appointment as Associate Professor or Professor of Writing or Linguistics. Reporting to the Dean of CLASS, the Chair’s responsibilities include administrative, research, and leadership duties as well as teaching two classes per academic year. The position is a 12-month, tenured appointment and requires a terminal degree.

Two Tenure-Track Positions in Professional and Technical Writing
The Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University
invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in Professional and Technical Writing.  For more information, please see our ad online at or email the search chair, Janice Walker, at








The English Program at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Composition & Rhetoric) beginning Fall semester 2013. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of writing courses at all levels, curriculum development, student advising, active scholarship, continuing professional development, and service to the program and the University, including Writing Program Administration. For more information and how to apply, please go to


Clinical Assistant Professor in the Elementary Reading/Language Arts Program
The Department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education at Indiana University Bloomington seeks a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Elementary Reading/Language Arts Program starting in August of 2013.  A full description of the position can be found at the link below.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 












Berklee College of Music is seeking applicants for the Chair, Liberal Arts Department. The Department offers an innovative Liberal Arts Program that includes courses and minors in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. Reporting to the Dean of the Professional Education Division, the Chair will serve as the academic/administrative leader of the Department. This is a 12-month administrative position with renewable contract.
Additional information including application instructions can be found at:



Central Michigan University, English Education (Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track) 
Position Summary: "English Education: Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Schools."
Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English beginning Fall 2013. Course load is 3/3 with opportunities for alternative assignments. For more information, visit: and search for Position Number 80071


Central Michigan University, Writing Center Director. Tenure-track position in English at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Summer 2013. Position Summary: Affiliated with the Department of English Language and Literature, the CMU Writing Center includes multiple sites, employs a staff of 55, and offers a variety of vital services to the university community. Applicants must complete an online application (at Position #80230) that includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of official transcripts.


Secondary English Education: Grand Valley State University Department of English seeks an assistant professor, tenure-track, specializing in Secondary English Education. Qualifications include a PhD or evidence of near completion of PhD in English Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Composition/Rhetoric, Urban Education/Literacy, or other related field; successful teaching experience 6-12; and potential for successful college-level teaching and research. Expertise in urban education, ESL, or TESOL preferred.
Questions should be directed to Professor Robert Rozema (, 616-331-8573). Information about our program is available at












New Hampshire

English Education
The Department of English, University of New Hampshire,
invites applications for a full-time benefits-eligible Assistant Professor in English Education.  The position would involve active scholarship, teaching  5-12 pedagogy, and, ultimately, administering the English Teaching Major. For a more comprehensive job description or to apply, visit UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.

English Pedagogy/Linguistics
The Department of English, University of New Hampshire,
invites applications for a full-time benefits-eligible Assistant Professor in English Pedagogy.  Applicants must have expertise in both the disciplines of English teaching (grades 5-12) and TESOL. For a more comprehensive job description or to apply, visit UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.


New Jersey

Montclair State University seeks an English education specialist to join its English Department.  We boast a top-notch English department and a College of Education that is absolutely at the center of our mission.  In particular, we embrace a strong commitment to social justice and work especially to support pre- and in-service teachers who work in urban and economically challenged districts.  Additionally, we are committed to supporting students and junior faculty from under-represented and diverse populations.

New Mexico


New York

The SUNY Fredonia Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in English Adolescence Education, beginning August 2013, with a specialization in adolescent literacy or YA literature to teach courses in pedagogy for the English Adolescence Education major and contribute to a master's program.  Secondary areas of expertise could include multi-modal literacies, literacy and technology, the reading process, and/or middle school experience.   See for more information. 

North Carolina


North Dakota








Assistant Professor of Language Arts and Literacy
Penn State Berks (Reading, PA) invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor rank) literacy education position beginning August 2013. For more information about this position and the application process, visit Employment will require successful completion a background check(s) in accordance with University policies Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


Tenure-Track Position in English Education
The English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in secondary education
, including knowledge of and experience with ESL pedagogy and experience in training and supervising pre-service teachers in secondary English.  Teaching load includes courses in pedagogy for English language arts and for graduate courses required for Pennsylvania certification in English as a Second Language.   For more information, please visit


Puerto Rico


Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota




The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of English: Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track, beginning September 1, 2013, specializing in English Education/Literacy Education. A commitment to excellence in scholarship, service, and teaching in an English teacher education program in an urban bilingual, bicultural community is essential. Qualifications: PhD or EdD and the ability to serve as Director of English Education to lead an English Education Program and to contribute to its instructional program. More information:




Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics

The Writing Program seeks an Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics for a tenure-track position, beginning September 2013, in writing across the curriculum, ESL, and applied linguistics.  All application materials must be received by December 1, 2012.    More information at






West Virginia



University of Wisconsin - La Crosse English Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of English Education. Expected academic qualifications include a doctorate in English Education or related field in hand by August 2013. Primary upper-level teaching responsibilities in pedagogy, adolescent literature, and language study for teachers, and regular assignments in general education literature courses and first-year composition. Electronic submission of application materials required. For additional information, visit EOE







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