East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, seeks to fill the position of Chair and, while the appointment will be made at the rank of Professor, well-qualified Associate Professors who have a distinguished academic and leadership record will be considered. Primary responsibilities include administration and leadership of the department, research and scholarly activity, classroom teaching, and service to the university, community and profession. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all, the Department actively encourages members from all underrepresented groups in higher education to submit applications. Screening will begin November 25, 2013 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has 37 full-time faculty members. It offers BA and BS teaching degrees in French, German and Hispanic Studies; multidisciplinary major concentrations in Classics and Russian Studies; as well as courses of study in Japanese and Italian. The Department participates in the MA in International Studies, offers a graduate certificate in Hispanic Studies and is seeking approval for an MA in Hispanic Studies. The Department offers a collegial and supportive work environment for faculty with varied research interests, backgrounds, and areas of specialization. Faculty members have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community and the profession. For a complete overview of the Department, visit www.ecu.edu/foreign/.
Minimum Qualifications: The qualifications for this appointment, a twelve-month position that begins on or after July 1, 2014, include: (a) a Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree, in a field in which the department offers majors and minors (Classics, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Russian Studies); (b) a record of scholarly publications; (c) demonstrated excellence in teaching and service; and (d) evidence of effective leadership and management skills commensurate with the position.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, complete a candidate profile at www.jobs.ecu.edu and submit a letter of application, a CV, and a statement of administrative philosophy that includes a vision for the Department's future.
Also, arrange for three current letters of reference to be sent (hard copy) directly to: Jeffrey Johnson, Foreign Languages and Literatures Chair Search, Department of English, 2203 Bate Building, Mail Stop 555, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. Official transcript required upon employment.
For questions, please contact Jeffrey Johnson at email@example.com or (252) 328-6378.
Date Initial Screening Begins: 11-25-2013
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled