Head of Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Deadline October 11

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from Dr. Denise Baker. Please send additional inquiries to dnbaker@uncg.edu.

Professor and Head
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the newly-established Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, effective August 1, 2011. The new department will formally come into existence on July 1, 2011, and will combine the faculty and programs of the existing Department of Romance Languages and the Department of German and Russian. The Head is expected to provide administrative and intellectual leadership for the department, to support the faculty in their work as scholars and teachers, and to work with the faculty to create a vision for this new department. Applications are invited from individuals whose scholarship encompasses any of the areas currently represented within the two existing departments, or whose experience could enrich the opportunities that will become available. Strong leadership and communication skills, including native or near-native command of English and the language related to the candidate’s primary research and teaching, and a record of scholarship appropriate to an appointment at the rank of Professor are required. Previous administrative experience is highly desirable.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will be one of 19 departments in the College of Arts & Sciences (http://www.uncg.edu/aas/), with approximately 120  undergraduate majors in Spanish, French, and German, and 15 Master’s students in Spanish and French. In addition, it will offer courses in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian, with the intention of adding others in the future. The department will have 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 22 full-time lecturers.

UNC Greensboro, one of 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity. Enrollment is approximately 18,400 students, including 3,800 graduate students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of almost one million and offers an excellent quality of life. UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, a description of their scholarship, a description of their approach to the responsibilities of a Department Head, and contact information for four references. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred and should be sent to DNBAKER@UNCG.EDU. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Denise N. Baker, either by e-mail or by telephone (336-334-5547). Inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially on request.

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