Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Two Child Lit Professor Openings

1. Assistant Professor Specializing in Children's Literature, Rowan University

The English Department at Rowan University has a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of children’s literature.  We are seeking broadly trained candidates prepared to teach courses in children’s literature and young adult literature as well as a foundation course for English majors, survey courses in U.S. literature and/or British literature, and seminars in area(s) of expertise.  Class size is typically 35 students or less.  A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship.  Course load will sometimes be split between the Glassboro campus and other nearby locations.  No Composition.  Departmental and university service is expected.  Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA.  The position begins September 1, 2014.

For more information and to apply, click here to visit view the listing.

2.   Professor of English Literature with focus on Postcolonial Literature, Université Laval (Quebec, CAN)

This opening calls for a professor specializing in postcolonial literature. It has a generalist component for the undergraduate level, at which we offer children's literature; at the graduate level we offer seminars in postcolonial literature, which the selected candidate could develop in his or her area of specialization. Description follows: 

The Département des littératures invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Postcolonial literatures   


- Teaching postcolonial literatures at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as teaching other English undergraduate courses as a generalist
- Supervising master’s theses and doctoral dissertations;
- Pursuing research in postcolonial literatures;
- Contributing to the administration of programs related to the teaching of English literatures
- Participating in departmental and university activities.


- PhD (or PhD near completion) written in English with specialization in postcolonial literatures in English;
- Research experience in postcolonial literatures (relevant publications or research grants);
- University teaching experience
- Ability to teach postcolonial literatures as a specialist at all levels and readiness to teach in English literatures as generalist at the undergraduate level;
-  Perfect command of oral and written English (teaching and research) and knowledge of French (participation in departmental activities);
-  Aptitude for teamwork;
-  Interest in teaching in a second language environment.

Assets would include an interest in comparative literature and an ability to make links between the   candidate’s area of specialization and that of the Canada Research

Chair in African Literatures and Francophonie (Francophone Postcolonial Literatures).

Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three recent letters of reference, and a published article by December 13, 2013 to:

Madame Chantal Hébert
Département des littératures
Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
Université Laval
Québec QC
G1V 0A6

No electronic applications will be accepted. All documents must be sent by the date indicated; all incomplete applications will be rejected.

Valuing diversity, Université Laval invites all qualified people to submit applications, in    particular women, visible minorities, Natives, and disabled peoples. Priority for this position will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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