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Instructor - English - Literature: Children & Adolescents
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
01/07/2019
02/15/2019
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The English Department at Bowling Green State University seeks applicants for an Instructor’s position in Literature for Children and Adolescents. An annual, renewable, non-tenure track appointment. The starting date for this position is August 2019.

The principal assignments will include teaching courses in the Department of English in Literature for the Young Child, Literature for the Middle Child, and Literature for Adolescents. These courses support the English Department’s commitment to teacher preparation in coordination with the College of Education. Areas of scholarly expertise may include critical race theory and Children’s Literature, gender and sexuality and Children’s Literature, and intersectionality and Children’s Literature. The successful candidate will join a department committed to providing students with a comprehensive education in literacy in all its forms.  

Upon hire, our newest colleague will be expected to serve on a department committee or to participate in an equivalent service effort as well as to participate in the life and governance of the department. Interested applicants should feel encouraged to contact the department with any questions.

Minimum Qualifications:
1) Requirements for a doctorate in Literature satisfied by the start date
2) A record of graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: Literature for Young Children, the Middle Child, and Adolescents
3) Demonstrated evidence of outstanding teaching (e.g. positive teaching evaluations)

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching in any one or more of the following areas: critical race theory and Children’s Literature, gender and sexuality and Children’s Literature, or intersectionality and Children’s Literature

A complete application will include: 
1) a cover letter outlining qualifications for this position; 
2) a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education;
3) a CV, preferably including a list of graduate courses completed and brief descriptions of each; 
4) a list of names and contact information for three professional references who will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation (dated within past year); 
5) a copy of graduate transcripts; 
6) a statement of teaching philosophy; 
7) a minimum of one complete set of quantitative teaching evaluations. 

Note: The successful candidate will need to supply official graduate transcripts and will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Please feel encouraged to contact Dr. Lee Nickoson (leenick@bgsu.edu), English Department Chair, with any questions. 

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.” The Department of English has a full-time instructional staff of approximately 55, a robust undergraduate major, and nearly 80 graduate students.  See our website for information about the goals and curriculum of the program in which the position is centered:  https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/english.html.  

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. 

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Instructor, Literature for Children and Adolescents. Annual, renewable, non-tenure track appointment. Principal assignments will include teaching courses in the Department of English in Literature for the Young Child, Literature for the Middle Child, and Literature for Adolescents. These courses support the English Department’s commitment to teacher preparation in coordination with the College of Education. Areas of scholarly expertise may include critical race theory and Children’s Literature, gender and sexuality and Children’s Literature, and intersectionality and Children’s Literature. The successful candidate will join a department committed to providing students with a comprehensive education in literacy in all its forms. Upon hire, our newest colleague will be expected to serve on a department committee or to participate in an equivalent service effort as well as to participate in the life and governance of the department.  The starting date for this position is August 2019.

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements for a doctorate in Literature satisfied by the start date; a record of graduate courses in one or more of the following: Literature for Young Children, the Middle Child, and Adolescents; and demonstrated evidence of outstanding teaching (e.g., positive teaching evaluations). Preferred qualifications: experience teaching in any one or more of the following areas: critical race theory and Children’s Literature, gender and sexuality and Children’s Literature, or intersectionality and Children’s Literature.

A complete application will include: a cover letter outlining qualifications for this position; a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education; a CV, preferably including a list of graduate courses completed and brief descriptions of each; at least three current (dated within the past year) letters of reference; a copy of graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a minimum of one complete set of quantitative teaching evaluations. Only complete applications will be considered.

For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. Please feel encouraged to contact Dr. Lee Nickoson (leenick@bgsu.edu), English Department Chair, with any questions. 

Finalists for the position will need to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned and authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. 

Application deadline: Received by 11:59 p.m. EST, February 15, 2019. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

 

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