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Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)

Data Recognition Corporation (DRC), a MN educational assessment company, is looking for published authors to write high quality original pieces for K-12 educational assessment and curriculum purposes. Must have a degree in either creative writing, technical writing, English and/or educational experience. In order to be considered, a resume and writing samples must be submitted.  Desired genres include but are not limited to narrative, historical fiction, science fiction, drama, poetry, informational, science and social studies focus, and technical pieces.  Authors are compensated for each accepted piece of writing. Please send resume and writing sample (s) to


Lecturer in Children's Literature Newcastle University

Newcastle University’s School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is currently advertising a job vacancy for a Lecturer in Children’s Literature:

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The closing date is 16th March 2017.

“Applicants may be specialists in literature for children in English without regard to period, region or mode. You will have experience in teaching children’s literature to students across a range of modules and a publications record in children’s literature with the potential to make a significant contribution to research within the Children’s Literature Unit.

Experience in research and/or teaching centred around archival materials is desirable. You will also have the capacity to support the ongoing development of the School’s highly successful partnership with Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books.”

 Assistant Professor:Reading/Literacy StudiesUniversity of South Florida 

The University of South Florida (Tampa) is searching for an Assistant Professor of Reading/Literacy Studies. USF is the host for ChLA 2017!

We are looking for a new colleague who would like to work in a context where forward-looking thinking is encouraged and whose research can build on and expand the program in the areas of critical literacy, multimodal text analysis, children's literature, arts-based approaches to literacy, and/or digital literacies. 

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 Assistant Professor: Children's Literature/ITEP (Integrated Teacher Education ProgramCalifornia State University, Northridge

Liberal Studies Program, 18111 Nordhoff St, Education Admin Bldg 100, Northridge, CA, 91330-8338.
Tenure track. PhD or other terminal degree in English or a related field awarded prior to August 23, 2017.

 We es­pecially seek candidates specializing in Children’s Literature with an interest in Elementary Education. Candidates with K-6 experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Additional interests may include: Adolescent Literature, Ethnic Studies, Literacy Studies, Early Childhood Education. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of children’s literature as literature as well as knowledge regarding the connections between children’s literature and issues of literacy in K-6 classroom practices. This position requires collaborative co-teaching across departments and programs and encourages interdisciplinary approaches to elementary education. Candidates will be required to teach ITEP courses (Integrated Teacher Education Program) for the Liberal Studies Program, as well as courses on Children’s and Adolescent Literature for the English Department. Candidates may also teach courses in other departments. The tenure-line will be housed in the Liberal Studies Program.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for successful research, publication and other scholarly/ professional/ creative activities required, with publication in field of specialization desirable. Applicants must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and demonstrate evidence of commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population. Standard teaching load is 4/4, although competition-based reassigned time is normally available. Please review full job announcement on the program website. Send cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation (dated within the last 3 years), writing sample (15-20 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) to or Dr. Ranita Chatterjee, Liberal Studies Program, CSUN, Northridge, CA  91330-8338. Primary con­sideration given to applications received by Nov. 1, 2016. CSUN is an EO/AA employer.

 Assistant Professor - Critical Perspectives in English Education: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Teacher Preparation for Diverse Youth

University of Washington
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