Eastern Washington University and the College of Arts, Letters, & Education invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a specialization in the preparation of secondary teachers of English Language Arts and experience in working in collaborative programs between secondary schools and colleges/universities to begin September 2013.
Our Department of English serves a diverse student population with a variety of programs in literature, language, and writing (including technical writing and creative writing). The preparation of teachers is central to the mission of the department, and the selected individual will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department. The selected individual will teach various courses designed for future teachers of literature, language, and writing and will also teach courses in other areas offered by the department. The initial work assignment of the selected individual will include teaching, coordination of the concurrent enrollment program, advising of English Education majors, and collaboration with colleagues in our Department of Education. The department values both teaching and research, and the award of tenure requires a record of successful teaching, university service, and accomplishments in research and publication.
Position is open until further notice; screening will begin December 7, 2012. To be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted through the online portal no later than January 15, 2013. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
o Doctorate or equivalent from an accredited institution that meets one of the options listed below (doctorate/degree must be completed no later than the position start date, 9/15/2013):
-- Ph. D. in English with significant coursework in Education OR
-- Ed. D. in English Education with significant coursework in English OR
-- Other doctoral/terminal degree with a history of academic study and work experience to qualify the individual to prepare future teachers of English Language Arts.
o Experience in school/college collaborations, sufficient enough to enable the individual to coordinate our concurrent enrollment program, in which secondary students receive dual academic credit toward high school and college graduation.
o At least two years of full-time, paid experience in teaching English Language Arts at the 6-12 level in public or private schools.
o College teaching experience is required at least at the G.A. level; preference may be given to candidates who offer two or more years teaching experience at the college level;
o Demonstrated potential for scholarship;
o Demonstrated interest, ability and/or experience in promoting cultural competency and/or diversity
o Preference may be given to individuals who offer more than two years of full-time, paid experience in teaching at the 6-12 level in public or private schools;
o Recent knowledge of and/or experience in Secondary English Language Arts Education;
o Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and/or interest in multicultural aspects of scholarship or teaching, e.g. teaching diverse learners in English Education, or teaching multicultural or global literature;
o Breadth in academic studies of literature, language, and writing.