Assistant Professor/English Education/Tenure Track

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The English Department at Northern Michigan University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English Education. This is a tenure track, campus-based position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2022. The English Department, with approximately 100 members, including full-time, contingent, adjunct, and graduate teaching assistants, is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers a BA, BS, MA, MFA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach a 3/3 load comprised of primarily undergraduate English content and pedagogy courses (e.g., Secondary English Methods, Teaching of Writing, Teaching of the English Language, Teaching of Literature, Literature for Young Adults); participating in all matters related to accreditation and advising of the English Education program; and directly supervising student teachers in English Education in a two-state area. Maintain an active research agenda within the discipline and contribute to advising and service to the department and university. This is a campus-based position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required minimum qualifications include a doctorate in English Education or closely related field granted by August 15, 2022.
  • At least three years of successful full-time teaching at the middle or secondary level.
  • Evidence of a recent, current, renewable, or lifetime teaching certificate, from an accredited education program/board, in middle or secondary education.
  • Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential in English Education or a closely related field. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to work in close relationship with the School of Education coupled with a strong commitment to the Secondary English Education Program, to the English Department, and to the public schools of Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
  • Commitment to learners of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to innovative and effective pedagogies.
  • Experience with integrating technology, digital resources, and learning management systems into one's pedagogy. 

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in English Education methods courses at the college or university level.
  • Experience with supervision of field experience and/or program administration in English Education.
  • Experience teaching literature for young adults.
  • Ability to teach courses in NMU’s undergraduate General Education program (e.g., first-year composition, Good Books, film, mythology, academic literacy and study, introduction to gender and sexuality studies, etc.).
  • Evidence of participation in assessment practices across course, department, and university levels.

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received by January 9, 2022. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check.

All applicants must include a cover letter, most recent curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing, and the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and relationship to the candidate of three (3) references. To apply for this position please visit:

Northern Michigan University, with 7,600 students and 170+ degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

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