Utah State University

Assistant Professor of English in English Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2023 6:46 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of English at Utah State University seeks applications for an academic-year, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in English Education. Preferred areas of interest include adolescent literacy/pedagogy and qualitative or quantitative research methods. Possible secondary expertise in sociolinguistics, young adult literature, and/or new literacies is welcome. Preference will be given to candidates committed to antiracist principles in teaching and whose work contributes to the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The applicant is required to have a PhD in English Education or a related field, at least two years of middle school or secondary English teaching experience, along with a demonstrably strong publication and teaching record. This is a research-intensive position with a teaching load of two courses per semester (2/2).  These courses will be based on the Logan campus, in Northern Utah’s scenic Cache Valley.  The position begins in August 2024.


The successful applicant will publish in their field(s) of expertise. They will teach courses in the English Department’s English Teaching emphasis and related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also mentor both undergraduate and graduate students.


  • Applicants must have earned a PhD in English Education or a related field and must have fulfilled their degree requirements by August 1, 2024. (ABD will be considered) Candidates who are ABD will be hired as an Instructor.
  • Must have at least two years of middle school or secondary English teaching experience.
  • Must have a proven record of research excellence. Preference will be given to applicants who have published articles, book chapters, and/or books.
  • Must have a proven record of teaching excellence

Required Documents

Review of applications begins November 6, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. 

Required materials:

  • CV (to be uploaded to the applicant profile).
  • Cover letter (to be uploaded under Other Documents 1-10)
  • Names and email addresses of three references. If your candidacy advances to the next round of review, your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation.
  • Candidates advancing to the next round will be asked to provide a philosophy of teaching, and a writing sample.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Utah State University actively pursues diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially for historically marginalized groups and individuals, through education, research, creative activity, and collaboration. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to supporting interdisciplinary scholarship, creative work, and pedagogy on social justice issues within both historic and contemporary timeframes. Beyond English Teaching, Department of English programs include Literature, Creative Writing, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Folklore, and American Studies.


For further information about the Department of English, see english.usu.edu

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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