Lecturer or Instructional Assistant Professor of English Education

Job description

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Job No: 510854
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Lecturer or Instructional Assistant Professor of English Education

Employee Classification: Instructional Asst Professor

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: English

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The English Education program invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure track Lecturer or Instructional Assistant Professor (depending on qualifications). This position will provide instruction within the English Education sequence, which will include teaching introductory English Education and methods coursework and fieldwork as well as supervising teacher candidates and student teachers. Coursework in the major develops content knowledge and discipline-specific pedagogy informed by current theory and research in the field as well as diverse clinical experiences. We invite teacher candidates to enact socially just English Language Arts teaching and learning, and our cohort model engages teacher candidates in a professional learning community that sustains ongoing reflection, inquiry, and advocacy.

This position offers a 4-4 teaching load with a competitive salary, benefits, and a renewable contract. The selected candidate will work closely with and under the direction of the Director of English Education and must also be able to work effectively with students, professionals in the field, and other staff and faculty in the program.

Additional Information

The ISU English Teacher Education Program resides in a vibrant English Department that emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs and includes scholars in the fields of Children’s Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value pedagogy and collaborative, interdisciplinary work. For additional information about the Department of English, please visit our website at: http://english.illinoisstate.edu/.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree in English education or related field.
2. Experience teaching in diverse secondary (middle and/or high school) English classrooms.
3. Commitment to and ability to successfully enact and reflect on socially just English Language Arts instruction.
4. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
5. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently, effectively, and accurately with details and people.
6. Eagerness to contribute to a community of teacher scholars who work collaboratively to enact the vision and mission of the program.

Desired Qualifications

1. Master's or doctoral degree in English Education, or related field.
2. Experience preparing teacher candidates in English, either as a secondary methods instructor, university supervisor, and/or cooperating teacher.

Work Hours


Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

  1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
  2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.
Proposed Starting Date


Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience.

Required Applicant Documents

PLEASE NOTE: These documents must be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on “Apply.” Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance the following five separate documents, and upload to complete your application:

1. Cover Letter (that speaks specifically to how the applicant will meet the required
2. Resume/CV
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. Reference List (at least three professional references and contact information)

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only)

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply".

Special Instructions for Applicants

To assure full consideration, please submit online an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), cover letter (that speaks specifically to how the applicant will meet the required qualifications), and teaching philosophy.

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Contact Information for Applicants

Dr. Maggie Morris Davis, Chair of the English Ed Program Search Committee ([email protected]).

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 04/23/2021 03:10 PM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled




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Posted: 3/6/2021
Application Due: 4/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time