The English Department at Bowling Green State University seeks applicants for an Instructor’s Positi

Instructor, Literature for Children and Adolescents. Annual, renewable appointment. Principal assignments will include teaching courses in the Department of English in Literature for the Young Child, Literature for the Middle Child, and Literature for Adolescents. These courses support the English Department’s commitment to teacher preparation in coordination with the College of Education. Areas of scholarly expertise may include critical race theory and Children’s Literature, gender and sexuality and Children’s Literature, and intersectionality and Children’s Literature. The successful candidate will join a department committed to providing students with a comprehensive education in literacy in all its forms. Upon hire, our newest colleague will be expected to serve on a department committee or to participate in an equivalent service effort as well as to participate in the life and governance of the department.  The starting date for this position is August 2019.


Minimum Qualifications: Requirements for a doctorate in Literature satisfied by the start date; a record of graduate courses in one or more of the following: Literature for Young Children, the Middle Child, and Adolescents; and demonstrated evidence of outstanding teaching (e.g., positive teaching evaluations). Preferred qualifications: experience teaching in any one or more of the following areas: critical race theory and Children’s Literature, gender and sexuality and Children’s Literature, or intersectionality and Children’s Literature.


A complete application will include: a cover letter outlining qualifications for this position; a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education; a CV, preferably including a list of graduate courses completed and brief descriptions of each; at least three current (dated within the past year) letters of reference; a copy of graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a minimum of one complete set of quantitative teaching evaluations.


Only complete applications will be considered. For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position visit Please feel encouraged to contact Dr. Lee Nickoson (, English Department Chair, with any questions.


Finalists for the position will need to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned and authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Application deadline: Received by 11:59 p.m. EST, February 15, 2019. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.