Children’s Literature Position at Rowan University

Position:  Assistant Professor, Specialist in Children’s Literature
Department: English

The English Department at Rowan University has a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of children’s literature.  We are seeking broadly trained candidates prepared to teach courses in children’s literature and young adult literature as well as a foundation course for English majors, survey courses in U.S. literature and/or British literature, and seminars in area(s) of expertise.  A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship.  Course load will sometimes be split between the Glassboro and Camden campuses.  No Composition.  Departmental and university service is expected.  Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA.   The position begins September 1, 2014.

1)   Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2014
2)   Evidence of excellence in teaching
3)   An active research agenda


Candidates should submit a letter of application and acurriculum vitae to the Chair, Joseph L. Coulombe, using the Technomedia Applicant Tracking System:

The deadline is November 4, 2013.  Dossiers should be submitted only upon request.

General Information:
Rowan University is a comprehensive public institution that values high-quality teaching, scholarship, and service.  While our current enrollment is more than 11,000 students, our classes are small (20-30 students).  Research is supported by the university through travel support, internal grants, and load adjustment, although faculty are expected to pursue external funding as well.  Salary is competitive, and faculty positions fall under the State of New Jersey & AFT Collective Bargaining agreement.  Rowan University ranks in the top tier of universities in the region.  Less than 20 miles from Philadelphia, the area offers a variety of attractive urban, suburban, and rural living options.  For more information about Rowan University and the English Department, please visit  All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.