Thursday, October 14, 2010

Job: Eastern Michigan

Assistant Professor of Children’s/Adolescent Literature, Fall 2011
Eastern Michigan University

The English Department at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI is seeking applications for a position as an assistant professor of children’s/adolescent literature and culture. Special consideration will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: folklore, mythology, youth culture, creative writing for children and young adults, global children’s literature and multicultural children’s literature. EMU houses one of the few graduate programs where students can earn a master’s degree specializing in children’s literature. Therefore, we seek a candidate able to mentor graduate students, supervise theses, and teach graduate-level children’s literature courses focused on such varied topics as folklore, mythology, global children’s literature or illustrated texts. We also seek a colleague able to effectively teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in children’s and adolescent literature, able to propose new and innovative additions to the curriculum, and willing to become an active member of a vibrant and collegial department. Candidates must have a PhD in literature, children’s culture, or a related field in hand by August 2011, and should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and an ambitious scholarly record and agenda. All applications must be made online at – Posting #FA1116E. Application materials should include a CV, cover letter, and three letters of reference. For more information about children’s literature studies at EMU go to Eastern Michigan University is an EOE employer.

Annette Wannamaker, EMU Children's Literature Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Children's Literature
Department of English Language and Literature
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
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