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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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Lecturer Positions in Writing
The Santa Clara University English Department invites applications for three full-time Lecturers: 
nine-month, non-tenurable teaching appointments that may be renewed and with a three-year initial appointment. The teaching load is 7 courses over three quarters, primarily in first-year writing courses with a seventh course in advanced rhetoric and composition, digital rhetorics, technical writing, business writing, or creative writing, depending on the Lecturer’s expertise and departmental needs. For application information, see 


College of the Desert
Instructor, English - Full time
Tracking Code: 196-491
Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.
Application Deadline: 3/21/14
For more information and to apply, visit


Associate/Full Professor of English and Director, Writing Across the Curriculum
California State University, Long Beach

Recruitment # 2081
Position requires a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field.
For a complete position description and details on the application process, use this link:







District of Columbia

Make History. Apply to Teach in DCPS Today!
Local and national test scores show that DCPS is making history by setting an ambitious standard for classroom and school excellence. We’re looking for dynamic educators who insist on excellence for themselves and their students and who are passionate about honing their craft. DCPS is looking for teachers in all content areas and at all grade levels. To learn more and apply visit  


DCPS is seeking Middle Grades Teachers for 2014-2015!
DCPS believes in supporting, developing, retaining, and recognizing our best educators – especially in the middle grades. With blended learning classrooms, STEM focused curriculum, and bilingual programs, DCPS is rethinking the traditional middle school classroom. Apply to teach in DCPS today to be recognized for your amazing work in a middle grades classroom. To learn more and apply visit our website  













Assistant Professor   
Trine University, Angola, IN
Franks School of Education

Full time, assistant professor at Trine University in the Franks School of Education beginning  August 2014.  Doctorate preferred minimum three years of U.S. public school teaching experience.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in elementary education with an emphasis on reading/literacy.  Knowledge of developmental and/or corrective reading programs required.
Apply: Include cover letter with application materials.  Review of applications continues until the position is filled.















The English Studies department seeks applicants for a full time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in Secondary Education with the ability to teach courses in theory and methods, children’s literature, young adult literature and first-year writing. Desired subfields include literacy acquisition, writing/reading theory, and linguistics. Ed.D or Ph.D. in English Education required.
Please visit our job site for a detailed job description and to apply.
AA/EOE. Fitchburg State does not sponsor applicants for work visas.


University Literacy Trainer position:
Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
is hiring a Primary (PreK-2) Literacy Trainer to work with grades PreK-2 teachers, literacy coaches and school and district leaders regionally and nationally. We are interested in candidates who have held roles such as school reading/literacy coach, instructional coach, district reading specialist, or staff developer at elementary school levels, with experience in classroom teaching in the primary grades.  
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New York

Content-Specific Teacher (ELA)
VOICE Charter School is an elementary/middle school located in Queens, NY
, currently serving grades K-6 (adding 7th grade next year).  We combine rigorous academics with daily instruction in choral singing, encouraging creative and critical thinking while improving academic performance.  We are looking to identify extraordinary educators and administrators committed to urban education and high academic achievement who wish to join a dynamic professional learning community.
Apply: Please submit an electronic application here.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literacy, beginning August 2014, in Department of Language, Learning and Leadership, SUNY Fredonia, to teach graduate/undergraduate courses in Literacy, including field-based responsibilities. Earned doctorate in Literacy or closely related field by Aug 2014 and P-12 teaching experience in North America required. For complete vacancy announcement, position requirements, qualifications, and application, please visit


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Rhetoric and Composition Department at Oberlin College
Full-time, non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Speaking and a related field in Rhetoric

We seek a colleague with teaching experience who has completed a PhD in Rhetoric or Communication Studies. Appointment to this position will be for two years beginning fall 2014. Rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The position is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.








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Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands
Assistant or Associate Professor of English

Location:  St. Croix
Job Code:  0600456/320057
Qualifications: Master's degree in English and a minimum of two years of undergraduate teaching experience is required. A Ph.D. is preferred.
Experience in distant learning and teaching web-based courses is desirable;
Must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the college level
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
For more information and to apply, visit



Lakeside school is recruiting for a full time Middle School English Teacher for 2014-15.
This person will teach four sections of English classes.
Requirements: a Bachelor’s degree in English or a closely related field (Master’s degree is preferred) and at least three years’ experience teaching English. For complete job description and to apply go to Lakeside’s website (  From the home page choose About Us / Employment / View and Apply For Available Jobs.


The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for Director of Writing, beginning September 2014.  The Director will innovate, advocate, and administer campus-wide efforts to improve writing. He or she will design, coordinate, and facilitate faculty development, vertical curriculum integration, and assessment. The position includes an administrative appointment reporting to Academic Affairs and a tenured faculty appointment as Associate or Full Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences teaching a halftime load.  Complete details available at


Northwest Educational Service District in Anacortes is seeking a K-4 Literacy Coordinator. This position will support schools and school districts for K-4 literacy instruction to improve student proficiency in English Language Arts as measured by the Washington State designated assessment (i.e., Smarter Balanced Assessments).  For more information and how to apply, visit


The English Department at Bellevue College announces an opening for 2 English, Full-time Tenure Track Faculty #013126 positions, beginning Fall Quarter, 2014. Instructors will teach a load of 15 credits (three classes) per quarter. Master’s degree and college-level teaching experience are required. Applications received by February 20, 2014 will receive second consideration. To apply, go to and review the full job announcement, required documents to be attached, and full application instructions.


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