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Director of Graduate Programs in Children’s Literature


Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of Graduate Programs in Children’s Literature beginning August 2018.  This administrator position includes being the director of the MA and MFA programs in Children’s Literature and co-director of the MFA in Children’s Book Writing and Illustration.

The Hollins M.A. in Children’s Literature was established in 1992, and was the first graduate program to offer both critical and creative classes in children’s literature.  The unique, six-week summer semester has expanded to include MFA degrees, and continues to draw talented students and faculty from across the United States and abroad.

Responsibilities of the director include recruiting and hiring faculty for the summer programs, overseeing the curricula, recruiting students from all areas of the U.S. and abroad, serving as advisor to students in the program, planning the reading and lecture series, managing program budgets, assisting with marketing efforts, and providing assessment of the program.  The position requires a high degree of independent work and decision-making, excellent networking and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage social media.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated interest and publication in both the criticism and creation of children’s literature.  The position could include some graduate-level teaching, and the director will need to be on campus for the six-week summer session in June and July.

Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in children’s literature or a related field required at time of application.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of administrative philosophy, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and salary requirement to childlitsearch@hollins.edu Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and share Hollins’ commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged, and final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.  The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity. 




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 HR@datarecognitioncorp.com.


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

University of Washington
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Course Mentor, Children's Literature
Western Governors University
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