Associate Professor/Georgiou Chair in Children’s Literature and Literacy


Sunday, February 20, 2022


New York City, New York

Sponsor Organization

New York University


Position Description:

We are hiring for an Associate Professor (with tenure) and Georgiou Chair in Children’s Literature and Literacy, who will contribute to curriculum development and community-facing programming in children’s literature and literacy through The Constantine Georgiou Library, housed within the Department.  We seek an established scholar with a strong vision of the significance of literature and literary ways of understanding to child/youth development and the preparation of educators, with a specific focus on literary texts and tools that can be leveraged to develop equitable and inclusive opportunities for learning.

The candidate’s ability to work well within a large multi-disciplinary department spanning virtually all areas of PK-12 education will also be essential, as the successful candidate will be expected to work closely and collaboratively with teacher education colleagues in the Department of Teaching and Learning and across NYU/Steinhardt, including colleagues in the arts, applied psychology, educational technology, physical and occupational therapy, the arts therapies, and speech and communicative sciences and disorders.


Responsibilities: ­ 

  • Teach courses in the programs in English Education, Elementary Education, and other relevant programs within the Department, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels; 

  • Continue an active program of research and publication;

  • Work closely with the librarian of the Georgiou Library and other relevant NYU departments (e.g. Fales Library) to develop community-facing and student-oriented programming around diversity and representation in children’s literature;

  • Serve as a thought partner and content resource on questions and issues related to children’s literature for faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning as well as other departments in Steinhardt and across the university.


An earned doctorate in Literacy, English Education, English or related field is required, along with an established program of research and published scholarly work in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals and/or with academic publishers.  Success in securing external funding is desirable, though not required.  Candidates should be tenured or approaching tenure review at their current institution. 

Comfort and experience with technology-­enhanced education is required.

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