Tenure-Track Position: Adolescent Literature

Jennifer Forsyth jennforsyth at comcast.net
Tue Nov 11 14:59:14 EST 2003

At least two of us (Jackie and I) will be in San Diego for the MLA 
convention Dec. 27-30 (where the job interviews for the position below 
and many, many others will be held). Anybody else planning on being 
there then? Anybody live in San Diego? It would be fun to meet more DWJers!

Jennifer Forsyth (a.k.a. "the other Jennifer)

jackie e stallcup wrote:

>Hi everyone--
>I apologize for cross-posting, but the deadline for this position is
>quickly approaching, and I wanted to get the word out as widely as
>possible.  Please pass this information along to anyone who might be
>Jackie Stallcup
>Northridge, California 91330
>Department: English						
>Effective Date of Appointment:  Fall, 2004 						
>Rank:	Assistant Professor, Tenure Track			
>Salary:  $43,632-55,008 (pending budgetary approval)
>Position Number 04-20
>Adolescent Literature
>Qualifications:  Candidates must have a PhD in English, or a related
>field, with degree awarded prior to August 20, 2004, with specialization
>in Adolescent/Young Adult Literature.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness
>required.  Evidence of potential for successful research, publication,
>and other scholarly and professional activities required.  Publication in
>area of specialization is desirable.  
>For all of its positions, the Department of English seeks candidates who
>can teach in diverse areas within its course offerings, which include
>childrens literature, studies in poetry, interdisciplinary studies,
>literary theory, feminist literary studies, teacher preparation courses,
>and composition and rhetorical theory.  Candidates should expect to teach
>General Education courses (e.g. Introduction to Literature) as well as
>graduate and undergraduate courses in her or his specialization.
>Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a racially,
>ethnically, and culturally diverse student population.  Individuals from
>racial and ethnic minority and other underrepresented groups are
>encouraged to apply.  At the time of appointment, the successful
>applicant, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from
>Immigration and Naturalization Services to work within the United States.
>Responsibilities:  The University especially seeks individuals who will
>contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the Universitys
>commitment to teacher preparation and general education.  All faculty are
>expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees and to
>advise students.  The standard teaching load at Northridge is 12 units
>per semester, although reassigned time may be available for research
>and/or curriculum development.
>Application Deadline:  Primary consideration will be given to
>applications received by November 14, 2003.  Selected applicants will be
>interviewed at MLA.
>Send letter of application, brief writing sample, and dossier (with at
>least three letters of recommendation) to:
>Search and Screen Committee
>Department of English
>California State University, Northridge
>Northridge, CA  91330-8248
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