Assistant Professor

Tenure-track position for specialist in Children’s Literature. Ph.D. in English (ABD considered) with focus on children’s literature required. All children’s literature fields will be considered, but candidates with sub-specialties in ethnic, world, or multi-cultural children’s literature especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature; five course per year teaching load. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidence of research and publication or its potential required. Commitment to diversity required. The department offers a graduate concentration in children’s literature and a collegial environment for professional development.

Send letter of application, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy), and a list of graduate courses completed to Karin Westman, Head, English Dept., ECS Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (Letters of reference and writing samples will be requested later.) Review of applications begins November 2, 2009 and continues until the position is filled. Kansas State is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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Assistant Professor in Children’s Literature at Kansas State University