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Department of English

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Fresno State's Department of English supports the largest number of employees within the College of Arts and Humanities. More than 100 people work with us every day to serve the students in our degree programs and to produce professional publications and events.

This includes: professors, lecturers, administrative and technical staff, graduate teaching associates (TAs), instructional student assistants (tutors), student assistants, and interns.

Job Opportunities for Students

Description: The Department of English seeks graduate students as Teaching Associate applicants. Teaching Associates typically are responsible for providing classroom instruction.

Position opens: March 15, 2022

Review begins: Mid April 2022

Position closes: Open until filled

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Description: The Writing Center specializes in tutoring writing based on current methods and best practices. Tutors work with students in small groups and individually to help student writers develop their writing skills and to provide supportive community. Once hired, tutors will receive training and continue learning new tutoring methods in a required class that meets every week.

Position opens: March 18, 2022

Review begins: Early May 2022

Position closes: Open until filled 

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Description: Assistant to the Director of Composition (ADC) duties will include: help with program assessment, gathering sample portfolios, acquiring and analyzing data, making surveys, putting together reports, etc.; help to organize a summer program assessment reading, if needed; help with development of resources for the program, developing new chapters in the sourcebook, developing short videos on key topics, and finding web links that support the template curriculum; maintainance of WTCC google folder, making sure our docs are accessible to the instructors in the program; and serving as a liaison between the program and relevant University stakeholders.

Position opens: April 13, 2022

Review begins: Late April 2022

Position closes: April 29, 2022

To view the full job posting, visit HireFresnoState and follow the steps. Search for keywords "Assistant to the Director of Composition."

Description: Editorial Assistant duties will include simple to complex tasks that support the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest and the graduate course English 242, Literary Editing and Publishing, taught by Prof. Mai Der Vang. This will include: database management, logging and assigning manuscripts, spreadsheet tracking and management, monitoring of student reviewer progress, helping to guide and organize the editorial process, instructing less-experienced students in working with Submittable, and assisting Prof. Vang and office staff with other aspects of running the contest.

Position opens: April 11, 2022

Review begins: Early May 2022

Position closes: May 20, 2022

To view the full job posting, visit HireFresnoState and follow the steps. Search for keywords "Editorial Assistant."

Job Opportunities for Faculty

Description: The Department of English seeks applicants for a tenure‐track position in Secondary English Education and Adolescent Literacies. The successful applicant will help coordinate undergraduate and credential programs supporting the preparation of culturally and linguistically sustaining secondary English teachers serving the greater California Central Valley.

Position opens: October 13, 2020

Review begins: November 30, 2020

Position closes: April 30, 2021

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Description: The successful applicant may teach composition, literature, creative writing, as well as high enrollment general education courses. Currently, we have an immediate need for a candidate qualified to teach English classes.

Position opens: March 17, 2022

Review begins: A review of applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open.

Position closes: Open until filled

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