Assistant Professor English - Secondary Education

Rank: Assistant Professor

Search #: 13-015 Posted: Oct 15, 2012

Specialization(s): Secondary Education

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Workload is 12 credits per semester, comprising some combination of teaching and administrative duties. In addition, all department members share student advising and committee assignments. All faculty members are expected to be active in their fields.

The candidate will join two other full-time secondary ed colleagues in a program with NCTE/NCATE national recognition. The English department at Southern is dynamic, with 31 full-time members (including six recent hires), a brand new English major curriculum (including concentrations in literature, secondary ed, professional writing, and creative writing), and ongoing dialogues about how best to meet our commitment to student learning. The successful candidate must be able to help develop an active field network of teacher-mentors, participate in program accreditation, and teach first-year composition, methods courses, and graduate courses in the field for our MA, MS, and MFA students.  Additionally, the candidate will teach up to two sections of INQ101 Introduction to Academic and Creative Inquiry in the University's First-Year Experience Program.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in English or related fields* (please see note below) by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: At least four years of exemplary work as an English language arts teacher in a public secondary school, experience with Critical Media Literacy in the secondary ed curriculum, and a demonstrated knowledge of both NCTE Teacher-Training Standards and Common Core State Standards, as well as related assessment practices. Preference will be given to candidates who speak to their experience teaching reading and writing to the wide range of students at a regional comprehensive university or similar institution.

Application Process: Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy that speaks to the applicant's ability to teach students how to teach well. Send all materials to: Professor Cindy Stretch, ATTN: English Secondary Ed Search, Department of English, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515

Initial interviews will be held via video conference. Review of applications has begun. Position will remain open until filled.

NOTE: *From the search committee: Review of applications is ongoing. Please note that we are also welcoming applications from qualified candidates with a doctorate in Education or related fields.