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Faculty Position in Adolescent literacy, with emphasis on secondary English language arts

The Stanford Graduate School of Education is seeking nominations and applications for a faculty member specializing in adolescent literacy, with emphasis on secondary English language arts.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment in the field, including a doctoral degree with a scholarly focus in the area of English language arts and/or the conduct of teacher education in secondary English language arts. The candidate should have expertise in one or more aspects of adolescent literacy development, e.g, literature, writing, disciplinary-based literacy, literacy in different contexts. There is a preference for applicants whose research and practical experience include current and evolving media and different venues for literacy activities, engagement, and development. The applicant should also have prior classroom experience, preferably at the secondary level and with diverse student populations.

As a faculty member, this person will teach graduate level courses for both prospective researchers and secondary school teachers. He or she will also guide doctoral research in writing and composition, English education, and related fields.

The appointment can be made at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants must have completed the doctorate before the date of appointment.

Applicants should provide a cover letter which describes research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, one or two examples of research either published or in press, and a list of three references (complete with addresses and phone numbers). We will request letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Stanford for a small number of finalists. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 1, 2014 and the position will remain open until it is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online. Please submit your application on Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4092

Questions pertaining to this position may be directed to the search committee:

Professor Claude Goldenberg, Chair

Professor Kenji Hakuta, Committee Diversity Officer

Professor Connie Juel

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.


Dates: 6/16/2014 - 10/1/2014

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