Assistant Professor in Children’s, Childhood and Youth Studies (Global Youth Cultures) at York University

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Children’s, Childhood and Youth Studies (Global Youth Cultures)
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Humanities
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Children’s, Childhood and Youth Studies (Global Youth Cultures) to commence July 1, 2018. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or a relevant discipline. The program seeks outstanding scholars whose research interests and projects address the lived experiences and cultures of children and/or youth from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. Preference will be given to applicants whose work addresses child and/or youth cultures in a global context. While the candidate’s own research can vary in content, we are seeking scholars whose research and teaching can highlight youth social justice advocacy and community engagement practices. Applicants must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Demonstrated expertise in research with children and/or relevant work experience with children and/or youth is a requirement. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of their written work (no longer than 20 pages) and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Andrea Davis, Chair, Department of Humanities, 206 Vanier College, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3 or by e-mail to (subject line: “Global Youth Cultures”).

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Senior Lecturer or Principal Lecturer in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University

Senior Lecturer or Principal Lecturer in Children’s Book Illustration
Anglia Ruskin University – Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £38,833 to £56,950 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 6 September 2017
Closes: 26 September 2017
Job Ref: 000291-3

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:

The Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences is home to first class teaching and research across a wide range of both traditional and contemporary disciplines. All of our courses are committed to the mutual reinforcement of theory and practice, and are grounded in our academics’ innovative and internationally recognised research.

We are now seeking to appoint a committed and dedicated academic to lead and teach on our internationally renowned MA course in Children’s Book Illustration, with the opportunity to further develop it in terms of both curriculum and related research. The course, established in 2001, based in the Cambridge School of Art, now recruits students from all over the world, and has strong links to the Children’s Publishing industry. Many of its graduates have gone on to become major names in Children’s Book Illustration.

We welcome applications from a range of different backgrounds for this important post. You may be a research active academic in Illustration (preferably with a PhD or Professional Doctorate). Alternatively, you may be a professional Children’s Book Illustrator with some teaching experience at HE level. Most importantly, with a professional and/or research profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you’ll also have the organisational skills and the vision required to co-ordinate this exceptional course and lead it into the future. A fractional 0.8 FTE appointment may be considered, for a practising illustrator who wishes to remain professionally active in their field.

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Owen, Head of Cambridge School of Art, at

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 9 October.

Call for Applications: IBBY Canada’s Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program

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IBBY Canada invites submissions from Canadian children’s book illustrators for the 2015 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program. The program provides a jury-selected illustrator with a month-long residency, hosted by the Toronto Public Library. Submissions will be evaluated by a jury of experts in children’s books and illustration. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Overview of IBBY Canada’s Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program:

  • Held at Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch at Yonge and Eglinton
  • One month residency from October 1 to 31, 2015
  • Illustrator plans and delivers programming that includes workshops for adults, art activities for classes of children, presentations at high schools and colleges, one-on-one portfolio reviews, and a display of their work in the library gallery
  • Remuneration is provided to the illustrator: $4,000 for one-month term, plus reimbursement for art supplies purchased for the program
  • Travel, accommodation and meals are the responsibility of the illustrator (IBBY Canada can help the selected find billeting accommodations, if required)

Requirements for illustrators:

  • Illustrated four or more professionally published children’s books, with publication of a new book expected in the next few years
  • Experienced at developing and delivering programs for adults, children and teens
  • Active online presence and willing to promote their participation in the program
  • Friendly and empathetic, with an understanding of the needs of aspiring artists
  • Preparatory sketches and finished work, mounted/framed for display in the library gallery
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada

Applications should be in a single pdf format document, and include the following:

  1. CV that includes public presentation experience and a list of published books
  2. Two letters of reference about public presentation experience
  3. Well-considered plans and ideas for programming for school classes visiting the library, for adults, and for high school/college students (please see guidelines below). Please send application by Thursday, April 30, 2015 to

Programming guidelines:

  1. School classes from Grade 2 to Grade 6, with 20 to 25 kids per class, come to the library during the residency. School classes are 90 minutes each, held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a class in the morning and another in the afternoon. Teachers accompany and supervise each class. Programming should include a hands-on art activity with a finished piece each child can take with them (or a finished group project). Since each class has different kids and teachers, the format and content can be similar for all the classes, modified for different ages as needed.
  2. Adult presentations are 60 or 90 minutes long, with 10 to 20 adults attending. There will be about 5 adult presentations in total, held at the library on Thursday evenings. Adults seem to be less interested in hands-on art activities, preferring presentations about working as an illustrator, building a portfolio, overviews of children’s publishing, and related topics. Since some people attend multiple presentations, illustrators should suggest a range of programming ideas for adults, which include visuals (such as PowerPoint).
  3. High school and college presentations are about 40 to 60 minutes long and will be at the school or college. Programs for this audience can be similar to those for adults.

The Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence program is a joint project of IBBY Canada, Toronto Public Library, and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, with financial support from Joanne’s family.

The program honours Joanne Fitzgerald (1956-2011), who illustrated many influential Canadian children’s books, including Plain Noodles, Emily’s House, The Blue Hippopotamus, and Governor General’s Award winner Doctor Kiss Says Yes. In memory of Joanne Fitzgerald’s commitment to children’s books and illustration, her family collaborated with IBBY Canada to establish the program.

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) was founded in 1953 to bring books and children together; today there are IBBY sections in more than 75 countries around the world, including India, Japan, France, Uganda, Finland, and the United States. IBBY Canada, formed in 1980, promotes quality French and English language Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally.

Call for Canada Research Chair in Children, Youth and Global Development

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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair on “Children, Youth and Global Development.” The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and will be conditional on the successful applicant being approved as a Tier 1 Research Chair by the CRC secretariat, with an anticipated start date of 1 July 2014. The position is open with regard to disciplinary specialization, with a primary appointment in one of the Faculty’s Departments (Classics, English, French, German, History, International Development Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian Studies, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Spanish and Latin American Studies or Theatre). A research emphasis on the area of children, youth and conflict would be an asset. Dalhousie University has growing strength in the broad area of “Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts,” including researchers in the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Medicine as well as FASS. This strength is reflected, for example, in a new Network Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization grant on Children in Challenging Contexts and the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies Child Soldiers/Conflict Affected Youth initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a strong research program of their own, and in so doing actively contribute to intra- and inter-faculty collaborations in this area of emphasis.

Candidates must have a PhD, an outstanding research profile, and an innovative and original research programme; a strong track-record of obtaining external funding; and the ability to work co-operatively, provide leadership in an interdisciplinary environment, develop multi-faceted research projects, and work with graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows. Although this is primarily a research appointment, the appointee will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Programme has been established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centres of research excellence. More information about the Canada Research Chairs Programme is available at: Please note that the CRC nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 17,000 students from over 100 countries (more than 3500 in graduate programmes). It is located in Halifax — the major centre in the scenic Atlantic region and a city widely known for its high quality of life. Further information about the Faculty and the university can be obtained at Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of the candidate’s proposed research programme, a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential letters of reference forwarded by the referees. All application materials should be sent in hard copy.

Deadline: 1 April 2013

Chair, CRC Tier 1 Appointments Committee
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue, Suite 3030
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

AHRC Research Studentship – Children’s Media in the Arab World

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The University of Westminster invites applications for a full-time three-year AHRC-funded PhD studentship exploring Definitions of Childhood in the Arab World and their Implications for Screen-Based Media, starting in January 2013 within the University’s Arab Media Centre.

Three years, full time £16,000 annual stipend plus fee waiver.

The PhD is linked to a three year AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) study on Orientations in the Development of Pan-Arab Television by Children, led by Professor Naomi Sakr, Professor Jeanette Steemers, and Dr. Tarik Sabry, which starts in January 2013. As part of their studies the doctoral student will be expected to provide some assistance to the research team on tasks that relate directly to the student’s research topic (including literature reviews, document summaries, television programme analysis and the transcription and analysis of research data).

Successful candidates must be able to read and speak Arabic to a competent level. We particularly welcome candidates with a strong interest in children’s media or media industries more generally, but are also interested in candidates who are knowledgeable about Arab history, politics and culture.

The PhD will be suitable for candidates with a good first degree in the social sciences or arts and humanities (2.1 or better). Candidates would normally be expected to have a Masters degree in a related area, with experience in research methods at that level, but we will also consider
candidates with an excellent first degree.

To be eligible candidates must have a relevant connection with the UK, normally consisting of a minimum of three years UK residence for purposes other than education.

The studentship will be located within the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster – the UK’s number one research group in media and communication as rated by the UK Government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The Studentship consists of a fee waiver and a stipend of £16,000 per annum. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties.

Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Professor Naomi Sakr,

For application details go to

This studentship is funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council). For further information, please visit

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday, 5 October 2012.

Dodson Visiting Professorship in Children’s Literature at UBC

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The University of British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC, is pleased to invite applications for the first Dodson Visiting Professorship named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson.

This is a competitive position that provides funds to enable the successful candidate to spend a term engaged in Teaching and Research at the iSchool and with the UBC Community. Academics at all levels from all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally hold a doctoral degree, and currently be employed in an institution of higher education.

This inaugural position will be for a Visiting Professor in the field of Children’s Literature, who will bring expertise and an active record of scholarship in children’s or young adult literature or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a proven track record of high quality research productivity and experience in teaching. This is an opportunity to work with the Chair of our Master of Arts in Children’s Literature, who is an award-winning researcher in the area of Canadian literature for children.

This Visiting Professorship opens the opportunity to teach, interact, and mentor students in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program by teaching two classes in this multidisciplinary field.

Expertise in the area of children’s or young adult literature or media and an understanding of the issues surrounding children’s or young adult literature scholarship are required. This research will be showcased at a colloquium, which will be open to all faculty, librarians, students and alumni.

The Dodson Visiting Professorship funds this position for one term in the amount of $15,000, and can be supplemented with teaching (up to 2 courses) to $30,000.

Address all enquiries and applications comprising a letter of interest and a current CV to:

Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite
Director – SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC
The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 CANADA

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on March 1 2012 and continue until the visiting professorship has been awarded.

Start date: Either September 4 2012 or January 3 2013

Call for Peer Reviewers: Journal of Graduate Research in Young People’s Materials and Culture

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The Journal of Graduate Research in Young People’s Materials and Culture (JGR) is a peer-reviewed open-access e-journal that will publish graduate student research in the areas of children’s and young adult literature, childhood studies, and cultural studies related to children and young people, as well as creative writing for children and young adults. We are committed to promoting outstanding research and creative writing by emerging scholars in children’s and young adult literature. The manuscripts selected for publication undergo a double blind peer review and will be drawn from papers presented at the biennial Graduate Student Children’s Literature Research Conference held at the University of British Columbia.

JGR will publish one issue every two years, concurrent with the conference schedule, but will hopefully grow to become an annual or semi-annual publication over time with open submissions year-round. Issues will be published in the fall following the conference (i.e. October 2012 publication after the May 2012 conference) and the theme of each journal issue will reflect the conference theme.

We are currently developing a list of peer reviewers to help evaluate manuscript submissions within the months following the 2012 conference and hopefully after each conference in succeeding years. We will be utilizing a double blind peer review process to select and approve papers for publication. Readers will be asked to undertake the basic reviewing tasks of summarizing the article, providing a recommendation on acceptance, and listing suggestions for revision as appropriate. Because the articles will be submitted by graduate students and not established scholars, we are hoping the review feedback will be slightly more detailed and constructive to help students build a better understanding of the scholarly publishing process.

If you are interested in contributing as a peer reviewer please send an email to indicating your areas of interest and the types of papers you would like to review. Feel free to view our site, which currently includes a mock-issue with an example of the format of published works ( We will be accepting both scholarly essays and creative writing pieces.

Assistant Professor in Children’s Literature at Kansas State University

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Tenure-track position for specialist in Children’s Literature. Ph.D. in English (ABD considered) with focus on children’s literature required. All children’s literature fields will be considered, but candidates with sub-specialties in ethnic, world, or multi-cultural children’s literature especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature; five course per year teaching load. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidence of research and publication or its potential required. Commitment to diversity required. The department offers a graduate concentration in children’s literature and a collegial environment for professional development.

Send letter of application, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy), and a list of graduate courses completed to Karin Westman, Head, English Dept., ECS Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (Letters of reference and writing samples will be requested later.) Review of applications begins November 2, 2009 and continues until the position is filled. Kansas State is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

View the posting on Kansas State University’s English Department website:

Assistant Professor in Young People’s Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg

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The Department of English at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in the field of Young People’s Texts and Cultures, particularly in the areas of new media texts, game texts, or the culture of online communities. The ability to contribute to other teaching strengths of the Department at undergraduate and graduate levels will be considered an asset. Such areas include First-Year courses, Creative Writing, Canadian Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, Popular Literature, and Gender Studies. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will begin July 1, 2008. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A completed Ph.D. and a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching are required.

The University of Winnipeg is an urban, primarily undergraduate university that seeks to appreciate, foster and promote values of human dignity, equality, non-discrimination, and diversity. The University is committed to employment equity, to being a place of learning and work that includes all qualified individuals, including women and men, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, people of all sexualities and genders, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority.

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, October 15, 2007. Interested applicants should send a letter of application (including the names of their three referees), a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (25 page max.), and have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Murray Evans, Chair, Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, CANADA.