Thursday, November 3, 2011


Thanks to the Children's Literature Association

Current Job Openings

Kathy Kiessling

Assistant Professor of British Children's Literature

and British Literature post 1890

University of Connecticut, Storrs campus

Deadline: Until Filled

The English Department at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, invites applications for a FT (9-mo.) tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with a specialty in both British Children's Literature and British Literature post 1890, to start fall 2012. Minimum Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in English or related field by 8/23/12; expertise in some combination of British Children's Literature and British Literature post 1890; record of, or strong potential for, distinguished scholarship and effective teaching and mentoring at the graduate/undergraduate levels; evidence of engagement in institutional and/or professional service. Preferred Qualifications: expertise/experience in: digital humanities, post-colonial studies, and/or LGBT studies; one or more publications in national/international journals; ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Equivalent foreign degrees acceptable. Selected candidate will teach upper-division and graduate classes in these and related fields and occasionally survey/general education courses. Appointment is at Storrs campus with possibility of work at regional campuses. Salary competitive based on qualifications. Please visit us at Apply to Husky Hire at, by uploading cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching experience, and 15-25 page writing sample online. Five (5) letters of recommendation should be sent to: Wayne Franklin, Head, Department of English, B/CL Search, 215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-4025. Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews at MLA. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

Tenure-track faculty position in Children’s Literature
Eastern Illinois University
November 4, 2011

The EIU English department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in related areas such as pre-adolescent literature, young adult literature, literacy studies, and English Education. Successful candidate will be able to contribute to our two-year MA program, undergraduate major, and General Education curricula. We seek excellent teachers with wide interests and scholarly promise. PhD by date of appointment. Fall 2012 start. 3/3 teaching load. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and dossier (letters of recommendation and official or unofficial transcripts) by November 4, 2011, to Dana Ringuette, Chair, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099. We will interview at the MLA conference. Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

Assistant Professor, Information School University of Washington
November 15, 2011

Furthering a research agenda focused on children and adolescents and strengthened with the recently established Beverly Cleary Professorship, the University of Washington Information School seeks a visionary individual who bridges a rich understanding of youth with life in a digital society. This individual should have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching and should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment.

All areas related to children and adolescents in a digital society and allied fields are welcomed. Specializations of particular interest include:

  • Social media, social computing, and converging technologies for reading, writing, creativity, collaboration and other 21st century literacies

  • Informal and formal information behavior and resource evaluation in a digital culture

  • Multicultural and global aspects of youth in a digital society

  • Implications of digital life for youth including brain, cognitive, ethical, and social development

  • Digital storytelling

  • Youth and adult co-design of youth-related products and services, design research, and other innovative approaches to investigation

The Information School is ranked #2 in the US and Canada for Children and Youth Services. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school. Faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice. This is a full-time 9 month appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, statement of research and teaching, and one sample of the applicant’s publications in PDF. Applicants should also request three referees to forward letters of recommendation on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via email, with “Digital Youth” in the subject line, to:

Dr. Batya Friedman (
Chair, Search Committee
UW, Information School
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840

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