The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of English.
The Chair of the English Department provides administrative leadership for the Department. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and serves on the appropriate academic, technological and administrative councils. The Chair will provide strategic planning and policy direction for the English Department as well as innovative leadership in forming new research directions for the Department.
The English Department offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary program of traditional literary studies in conjunction with rhetorical studies. The English Department faculty is composed of experts in various fields of rhetoric, literature, and theory. The Department features some of the foremost scholars in rhetoric and composition, nineteenth-century literature and culture, utopian studies, animal studies, interdisciplinary studies, environmental studies, and ethnic studies as well as other fields of English studies. In addition to approximately 150 MA and PhD students, the department serves approximately 350 majors and offers several minors.
The University of Texas at Arlington is the second largest of the fifteen-campus University of Texas System. The University is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public-service university organized into eleven colleges and schools offering 80 baccalaureate, 71 masters, and 31 doctoral programs to over 33,500 students.
The ideal candidate must have a Ph.D., and academic and professional credentials must include an outstanding record of academic and scholarly achievement sufficient for appointment as an associate or full professor with tenure in the English Department. Minimum professional qualifications for the position include the ability to provide administrative leadership in such areas as strategic planning, budget management, personnel management, and aiding faculty members in professional development.
The Committee will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. For best consideration applications should be provided by December 14, 2012. An application should include a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae/resume; and names, titles and contact information of five references. Electronic submission of candidate materials in Adobe format is preferred. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit electronically a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates is assisting the University in the search. Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Dr. Jan Greenwood or Dr. Betty Asher
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The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disabilities, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All positions at the University require a Criminal Background Check. Employment offers are contingent upon the results of the Criminal Background Check. UT Arlington is a tobacco free campus.