Assistant Professor of English Education

The Department of English at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) invites applications for an Assistant Professor specializing in English Education for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal to begin August 2024.

The successful candidate will be qualified to teach education methods courses in literature and communication arts, as well as Reading and Writing Instruction Methods and Young Adult Literature. Candidates will also teach English 110, our first-year composition courses, which share common elements but leave room to be designed around each teacher’s interests. The successful candidate also may teach other courses in their area of expertise, as opportunities arise. The teaching load is three 4-credit courses per semester.

The successful candidate also will pursue an active program of scholarship and offer service to the department, college, and students, including academic advising of undergraduate students (beginning in their second year), mentoring pre-service secondary English education students, and supervising student teachers and clinicals.

Concordia College is committed to increasing equity and diversity in the classroom. Applicants from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a diverse community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives in order to imagine, examine, and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving both inside and outside of the Department of English.

The Department: This position will be housed in the English Department, working in collaboration with the Education Department. English is the largest humanities program, and education is one of the largest majors on campus. English recently revamped its requirements for the Literature and Writing majors based on the following goals: Read, Inquire, Empathize, Write, and Change the World. Some work has begun on revising the Literature / Communication Arts major; the successful candidate will be able to play a role in reshaping that program. We are a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary department, coordinating classes and programs with Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, the Offutt School of Business, Education, and more. We also are a department dedicated to scholarship, with regular publications and presentations.

The College: Concordia College is a private four-year liberal arts college of approximately 1,800 undergraduates located in Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND), a growing metropolitan area of 250,000 that is known for quality schools, affordable housing, and the nearby Minnesota lakes country. A more thorough description of Concordia College can be found at

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