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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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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

ePals’ Director of Literacy is a literacy expert with extensive K-12 standards-based online learning experience who will provide day-to-day leadership for infusing standards-based literacy content throughout ePals resources. They will make ePals the “go-to” site for learning and teaching core literacy skills, digital literacy, etc. across the curriculum, consistent with Common Core State Standards and international standards, with primary responsibility for content and community in ePals’ Common Core Implementation Center, In2Books, and Creative Writing Center.





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

College of Education Department Chair Position
Georgia Southern University Department of Curriculum, Foundations, & Reading
Position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as
well as a terminal degree. Full advertisement is available at:
Screening begins October 1, 2012 and continues until position is filled. For information about the institution: Finalists required to submit to a background investigation.     






Illinois Central College, Associate Dean - English
Provide leadership, planning direction, and management for classroom instruction. Minimum of Master’s degree in English, English Studies, Reading, Rhetoric, Rhetoric and Composition, or Literature; three or more years of direct, full-time teaching experience at the college level, including both transfer level and developmental level courses and experience evaluating employees required.  For additional details and to apply online, please visit  EOE/AA Employer


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


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






English methods and composition at the undergraduate and graduate levels, sponsoring the student chapter of NCTE, and directing the Department’s National Writing Program Site.  Doctorate required. NWP site experience preferred. Submit letter of interest, vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of pedagogical philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references to: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1. Visit online 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


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








Juniata College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of English, teaching primarily African American Literature beginning in August 2013. The course load is 21 credits per year, including one section of Freshman Composition each fall. 
To view a more detailed job description and to apply for this position, please visit

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Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota







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









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