Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Job Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor, Children's and/or Young Adult Literature at The Ohio State University

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Children’s and/or Young Adult Literature
Institution: The Ohio State University, College of Education & Human Ecology
Start Date: August 2013

The School of Teaching & Learning is seeking a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a record of scholarship and a program of research with a focus on children’s and/or young adult literature. In particular we are looking for candidates engaged in systematic inquiry into the nature of children’s and/or young adult literature; how readers develop understandings of and interests in such literature; or the diverse contexts that support engagement with children’s and/or young adult literature. We seek a colleague with a background in children’s literature, young adult literature, library and information sciences, English education, or related fields, who is prepared to teach a range of children’s and/or young adult literature courses.

The School of Teaching and Learning has a commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service that emphasizes educational equity, diversity, and social justice. The School values collaborative scholarship among colleagues, and the person in this position will be expected to seek and establish strong ties with colleagues in and across the College and University, including the Ohio Resource Center, as well as with educators in local school districts.

Preferred Qualifications: experience employing advanced technologies in their teaching and scholarship; experience working in or with urban schools and communities, and who have experience as a teacher in K-12 settings.

Duties: research, teaching and service; collaborating with colleagues to expand world class, fundable scholarship agendas that focus on current and important educational issues; providing leadership to the growth of undergraduate and graduate research initiatives including collaboration with Pre-K-12 schools and other centers; working with and mentoring doctoral students; acting as a resource to School of Teaching and Learning colleagues with an interest in children’s and/or young adult literature; developing on-line courses that enable further access to courses related to children’s and/or young adult literature; attracting and mentoring outstanding students from around the world; other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement describing their program of research, a statement regarding their teaching philosophy, the names with contact information of three references, and two representative scholarly works to:

Dr. Barbara Kiefer, Search Committee Chair
c/o: Lindsay Popa
The Ohio State University
333 Arps Hall
1945 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Electronic applications are encouraged. Inquiries welcome by email to kiefer.38@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities. EEO/AA employer.

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