Assistant Professor - English Education

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Job Description:

The English Department at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure‐track position in English Education at the level of assistant professor to begin August 2023. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the teaching of English Language Arts in middle and high schools, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in related fields. Of particular interest alongside a primary focus on English Education is expertise in supporting areas such as translingual or multilingual literacies, community‐based literacies, writing studies, rhetoric, or digital humanities. We are also looking for candidates who can successfully mentor and support future educators and can foster an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom.

This is a full‐time, nine‐month position in the English Department with opportunities for collaboration with the School of Education. The position requires commitments to research, teaching, and service.

Teaching Expectations: The teaching load is 2/2 and consists of relevant undergraduate and graduate courses in English Education, such as our own ENGL 3203 (Introduction to English Secondary Education), ENGL3301 (Writing: Practice, Pedagogy, and History), ENGL4203 (Research and Writing in the Teaching of English), and ENGL 4204 (Capstone Seminar in English Education). The new hire will also have opportunities to teach other related courses in the Rhetoric, Writing and Culture concentration.

Research Expectations: A well-planned research and publishing agenda at the level of an R1 record is required for the position to meet the expectations for our tenure-track faculty.

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in English Education or closely related field. Applicants who are A.B.D. and will complete the Ph.D. by the time of appointment will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with successful teaching experience at the middle or high school level in English Language Arts, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a commitment to cross‐institutional partnerships are of particular interest.   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Application Deadline: The deadline for all application materials is November 25, 2022.

Initial interviews will be conducted by phone, Zoom, or Skype. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre‐employment background check. LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu.

Applications must be submitted online through LSU’s HR portal and should include:

1. Letter of application which includes a description of your fit for the position relative to the required and preferred qualifications listed in the advertisement
2. Complete curriculum vitae
3. Complete contact information for three references (mailing address, phone, and email)
4. Relevant writing sample

Contacts: Email the chair of the search committee, Jimmy Butts (jbutts@lsu.edu), if you have any questions.

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59905   

Posting Date:

October 7, 2022   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!   

Essential Position (Y/N):   

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).   

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu


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