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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.

All questions regarding the specific career opportunities/position openings below should be directed to the school, college, university, or business that posted the position.

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs announces an opening for Director of The Writing Center. Ph.D. is required. Experience in a college writing center, academic support center, or peer tutoring program and university/college teaching experience are required. For details and to apply, go to (refer to posting number 817769). Review will begin January 15, 2013. The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages a diversity of applicants.




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.







Lincoln Land Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in English beginning fall semester of 2013.  Duties will include teaching 15 contact hours per semester.  Candidates should hold at least a Master’s Degree with 18 graduate hours of concentration in composition pedagogy, including developmental composition theory and practice. Starting salary will be between $40,003 and $67,432. Interested applicants need to apply online at no later than January 11, 2013.



Assistant Professor of Technical Communication
The Technical Communication Program in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI
seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication. The tenure track position begins August 2013.
A PhD in Technical Communication or related field is required. For a full ad description, visit
For application details and to apply, visit Applications must be received by December 31, 2012.
IUPUI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 



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












English/Writing Lab Coordinator
Anticipated Faculty Vacancy
The University of Maine at Augusta ( is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track English/Writing Lab Coordinator faculty to direct the writing center on the Augusta campus. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two courses per semester and directing all activities of the writing center. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should visit the University’s web site at for additional information.  EEO/AA 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:



Job Title: Assistant Professor in Cultural Rhetorics & Digital Humanities
Company Name: Michigan State University
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Northern Michigan University, Developmental English/Reading (Assistant Professor, tenure-track) beginning Fall 2013.  Specialty in developmental reading and/or literacy required; secondary areas in composition and TESL/TEFL desirable.  Doctorate preferred; candidates with an M.A. or M.S. in English or Education with emphasis in reading will be considered if they have extensive practical experience and/or a portfolio of publications in peer-reviewed journals.  For more information or to apply, visit  Posted until January 6, 2013.


Delta College located in mid-Michigan has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track English Instructor to begin in the Fall semester, 2013.
Required qualifications:
     1. Masters degree in English or related field (i.e. Reading, Fine Arts Writing, Linguistics,
         etc.) required. Significant coursework in Writing and/or Reading required.
     2. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply, visit:



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



The Blake School is looking for a creative and experienced educator to serve as the PK-12 Language Arts Department Chair for the 2013-2014 school year. Candidates should have a deep understanding of teaching and learning, be well versed in research findings, and have experience working with a variety of grade levels. Department Chairs will work closely with divisional leaders at all grade levels, and report directly to the Assistant Head of School. Visit











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New York

Opening for  Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Literacy Education at Hunter College—CUNY.
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Childhood Education and MS in Literacy programs.
Earned doctorate in literacy education or a related field; evidence of active research agenda; minimum of three years K-8 teaching experience.
See full job description at CUNY First.
Submit (electronically) letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference to


North Carolina


North Dakota



The Ohio State University seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor Children’s and/or Young Adult Literature nine-month, full-time, tenure-track. Applicants submit letter of application, curriculum vita, statement describing program of research, statement regarding teaching philosophy, names with contact information of three references, and two representative scholarly works to:  Dr. Barbara Kiefer, Search Committee Chair, email:  req. #371757
To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities. EEO/AA employer.









Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Early Childhood and Adolescent Education
Two Full-time, Tenure-Track Positions
The Department of Early Childhood and Adolescent Education is seeking applicants for two Permanent Tenure-Track Faculty Positions whose primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses related to Early Childhood Education and Reading and Literacy. View both complete/separate job descriptions, at  See postings listed under faculty, Tenure-track positions for Early Childhood and Adolescent Education.
AA/EEO Employer.



English – Creative Writing – Poetry: California University of Pennsylvania invites applicants for this tenure-track position. Published poet to teach upper- and lower-division creative writing, lower division literature, and first-year composition. M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a Poetry Emphasis or Ph.D. in English, Creative Writing or a Related Field with a Creative Dissertation Related to Poetry required at time of application. College teaching experience required.  For position details and to apply, visit
Cal U is M/F/V/D/AA/EEO.


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


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South Carolina

Elementary Education. The Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in elementary language arts at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have earned doctorate in elementary language arts education or related field before August 2013. Send: transcripts, letter of application, curriculum vita, and a sample of scholarly writing to Ms. Donna Duncan, at; have 3 individuals send a letter of reference to the same address.

English Education. The Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Secondary Education-English beginning Fall Semester 2013. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in English Education or related field and a minimum of three years of successful secondary school teaching experience. To apply, send transcripts, letter of application, curriculum vita, a sample of scholarly writing, and have 3 letters of reference sent to Ms. Donna Duncan, at


South Dakota



Multiple tenure-track positions for English generalists. Teach first-year writing and general education literature courses, occasional opportunity for upper-level undergraduate courses.  Following content areas needed:  African-American literature, rhetoric/composition, British literature, English linguistics/grammar, American literature.
Earned doctorate in English (ABD considered) with credentials to teach freshman composition and sophomore literature plus one or more content-areas listed. Demonstrated commitment to teaching general education.
Applications must be submitted via University’s on-line:   Deadline for applications: November 30, 2012.



The University of Texas at El Paso Department of English: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning September 1, 2013, specializing in English Education/Literacy Education with expertise in elementary, middle school, and/or secondary English Language Arts pedagogy.   Responsibilities include conducting an active research agenda and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses including but not limited to children’s literature, writing processes of children, new and multimodal literacies, teaching methodology, grammar, and young adult literature. Additional information is available at







2013 Diversity Hiring Fair!
The Potomac School and Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative (EastEd) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Diversity Hiring Fair on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Road, McLean VA 22101.  The Fair is for all teachers and administrators interested in careers with Independent Schools. 
For more information and to register, please visit us at



Assistant Professor in English specializing in reading and literacy for diverse learners:  Eastern Washington University invites applications for this tenure track position which begins 9/15/2013.  Position will teach courses to include literacy development and ELL methods courses.  Requires doctorate with an emphasis in Literacy/Reading and/or ELL to be conferred by start date, plus 2 years teaching reading, literacy and/or ESL at the K-8 level.  Complete position and qualifications information plus application instructions available at:

This tenure track faculty position in Literacy, beginning Fall, 2013, is a 9-month appointment for assistant/associate professor.  This requires a Doctorate in Education with specialty in reading/literacy.  ABD considered.  Possession of or eligibility for a valid U.S. teaching certificate required.  Committee work, scholarly activity, and professional/community service are expected of all faculty members. Please visit our website at  CWU is an AA/EOE/Title IX Institution.

Assistant Professor in English specializing in preparation of secondary teachers of English Language Arts:  Eastern Washington University invites applications for this tenure track position which begins 9/15/2013.  Position will teach courses designed for future teachers of literature, language, and writing.  Requires doctorate or terminal degree to be conferred no later than the position start date, plus 2 years teaching English Language Arts at the 6-12 level.  Complete position information and application instructions available at:  


West Virginia









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