English Language and Literature (25108)

  • San Jose
  • San Jose, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

San José State University - San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Department: English and Comparative Literature
Job Opening ID (JOID): 25108
Specialization: English Education
Rank: Assistant Professor

Qualifications required:

Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in the field of English Education with experience with secondary level credential programs and familiarity with California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (or similar) guidelines, and an emerging record of peer-reviewed scholarship needed. Requires a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in English, English Education, or a closely related field of study by start of appointment, August 13, 2020. Must have had teaching, research, curriculum design, and/or instructional coaching experience that gives applicant first-hand knowledge of, connection to, and expertise in grades 6-12 English classrooms. Successful applicants will work collaboratively with people in both the College of Education and the College of Humanities and the Arts as well as other professional organizations related to 6-12 education. Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Qualifications preferred:

Preference given to applicants with the ability to teach university-level literature courses required of teacher prep students such as young adult literature, ethnic literature, world literature, or Transatlantic surveys, and who have training in a variety of pedagogical approaches, including digital humanities/pedagogies, and/or project-based learning. Successful applicants should possess one or more of the following: (1) research expertise and experience in multicultural education, including an intersectional approach to issues of race, sexism, gender, and sexuality; (2) experience teaching English at the middle or high school level in schools characterized by cultural and linguistic diversity; (3) experience with differentiation and use of a range of pedagogical strategies to support culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse student populations; and (4) experience mentoring and supervising student teachers.


Assignment may include advising undergraduates in the teacher education strand of the English major, credential candidates, and overseeing the supervision of student teachers. Successful applicants would teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including credential courses focused on the theory and practice of teaching literature and language arts to a diverse student population and strategies for planning and implementing curricula appropriate to junior and senior high school. Participation in service at department, college, and university levels, including collaboration between other Education professionals required. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation - through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 13, 2020

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 5, 2019 at
5 PM to https://apply.interfolio.com/67114 .

Questions may be directed to Professor Noelle Brada-Williams via english@sjsu.edu. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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