Assistant Professor of English: Digital Narratives for Young People

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in digital narratives for young people, beginning August 2013.  The appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position.  This is one of five positions in the college this year that entails expertise in new media or digital technologies. 

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English (or related field) with a specialization in digital narratives for young people (including, but not limited to popular culture, gaming, CGI, film, digital archives, or theoretical explorations of new media); evidence of strong potential for professional development as a scholar; evidence of potential for successful university teaching; and a commitment to promoting diversity in the department and college. Teaching for this position will include graduate and undergraduate courses in digital narratives for young people, as well as in children’s and adolescent literature and culture.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a dynamic, research-intensive university, located in a thriving metropolitan area, with a student population of 26,000+ and more than 900 full-time faculty. The Department of English, with 32 tenure-line faculty and more than 400 majors and 90 graduate students, offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with area emphases in Literature, Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, and Professional/Technical Writing. The Department also offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies (CLCS), as well as a Master’s Concentration in Children’s Literature.

For consideration, please apply online at with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by mail or email to Dr. Paula Connolly, Chair Search Committee, Department of English, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28223-0001.  Screening of applicants will begin November 5, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.  We plan to conduct interviews at the MLA convention.  Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paula Connolly ([email protected]).

UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. In compliance with North Carolina law, applicants are subject to criminal background checks. AA/EOE