The Ohio State University, The College of Education and Human Ecology, Teaching and Learning

2601 15341
Position ID:OSU-T&L-HUCK [#15341, Huck Chair]
Position Title: Charlotte S. Huck Endowed Professor of Children's Literature
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Teaching and Learning / Children's Literature
Appl Deadline:2020/01/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/01, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/01/28)
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Charlotte S. Huck Endowed Professor of Children’s Literature

Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology, 

The Ohio State University

The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenured position as Full Professor and Charlotte S. Huck Endowed Professor of Children’s Literature. The Huck Professorship was established at The Ohio State University by alumni and friends of Professor Huck at her retirement in 1986. The Huck Professorship supports a distinguished professor in the area of children’s literature. 

We seek a faculty member with an established record of scholarship excellence in the area of Children’s Literature with a preference for an emphasis on multicultural and other diverse children’s literature.  Successful candidates will have: research and teaching experience in elementary and/or middle school settings in urban and/or rural areas; a strong program of research and record of seeking and/or obtaining extramural funding; evidence of engaging communities in outreach and/or scholarship efforts; and a focus on diversity in their scholarship, teaching and service. Successful candidates will also have experience mentoring and advising graduate students from a variety of backgrounds and be committed to engaging diverse graduate students in their teaching, research and service activities.  

The candidate is expected to conduct an active and focused research program yielding published peer-reviewed scholarship; seek external funding to support their scholarship; teach graduate and undergraduate courses; mentor master’s and doctoral students; and participate in Department, College, and professional service activities. This position will begin in August of 2020.

Qualifications: At the time of appointment, candidates are required to have a doctorate in Children’s Literature, Teaching and Learning, or a closely related field. Candidates must have: an established record of empirical peer-reviewed publications commensurate with the rank of full professor at The Ohio State University; experience advising master’s and Ph.D. students; a commitment to service, community and school engagement; quality teaching and excellent advising/mentorship of students, postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty. Candidates must have experience teaching children’s literature and multicultural literature courses. Candidates should have a record of seeking and securing extramural funding commensurate with rank. The Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS:  The Huck Endowed Professor will be affiliated with the Literature for Children and Young Adults (LCYA) area of study in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  The LCYA program offers a Ph.D. degree.  LCYA faculty and students at The Ohio State University are nationally and internationally recognized scholars in many literary genres, including multicultural and international children’s and young adult literature.  Students pursue disciplined and rigorous inquiries in the history, evolution and current trends in children’s and young adult literature.  

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:   The Department has a faculty of 51 productive members with a broad range of interests and is organized into 8 areas of study (Multicultural and Equity Studies; STEM Education; LCYA; Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood; Language, Education and Society; Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education; Adolescent, Post-secondary and Community Literacies; and Dramatic and Arts-Based Research, Teaching and Learning).  Degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels are offered across these 8 areas, along with several endorsements, licensure-only, and certificate programs. The Department of Teaching and Learning has a commitment to scholarship, teaching, community engagement and service that advances education, teacher quality, literacy, and continuing education in a diversity of contexts and peoples. The Department values collaborative scholarship among colleagues in and across the College, University, and with other relevant stakeholders. The Department has a variety of affiliated programs and centers that help fulfill its various mission.  Some of these include: Discourse Analysis Center; American Language Program; Columbus Area Writing Project; the Martha L. King Center for Language and Literacies; and the Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative. The College of Education and Human Ecology and The Ohio State University also have a world-class array of resources and opportunities, including the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Schoenbaum Family Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Nisonger Center, and OSU Child Care Program. For more information, please visit the Department of Teaching and Learning's website.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY: The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn.  We are known for developing Ohio's best educators, teachers, educational administrators and leaders, researchers, policymakers, and other experts who improve society and education. The US News and World Report college ranking is No. 18 among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education, tied with the University of California-Berkeley. The College ranks No. 10 among public universities. For more information, visit

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive public universities, with over 63,000 students. Ohio State is further recognized as a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, The Ohio State University has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Discover more about The Ohio State University at

COLUMBUS, OHIO: The city of Columbus is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for The Ohio State University. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation’s second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The Columbus metro area continued its steady growth as its population hit 2,078,725 in 2017.  The city is the 15th largest in the country; the metro area is 32nd. Explore the city of Columbus here.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications begins December 13, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching/supervision statement, names of three references, and five representative peer-reviewed publications.

Submission of electronic applications is required; please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online: 

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Anastasia Snyder, Search Committee Chair at or phone 614-688-4169.

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity, and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The University embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited.

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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150 Arps Hall
Columbus, Oho 43232

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