Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities

Dec 14, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Date: 12/12/2017

Date Initial Screening Begins:

Minimum Education/Experience: Applicants must have speaking fluency in English, a doctorate or equivalent degree in a foreign language or related discipline, such as romance languages, classical studies, or foreign language education, a distinguished record of publication, and a demonstrated commitment to humanistic endeavors.

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests (including plans to engage with students and faculty in the humanities), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of and contact information for three current references. Applicants should also arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Whichard Search Committee, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, East Carolina University, 3324 Bate Building, Mail Stop 556, Greenville, NC 27858. An official transcript and three letters of reference with original signature are required upon employment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Job Duties: The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University invites applications for the Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities. This special one-year appointment starts August 13, 2018, and ends May15, 2019. The faculty member appointed will be hired at the rank of Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor. Expectations for the professorship include: teaching one course per term in the Foreign Languages and Literatures program in the candidate's area(s) of expertise and contributing through workshops and public lectures to conversations relating to the humanities. The person appointed will act as an advocate for the importance of studying languages, literatures, and cultures, and will engage not only with students and faculty in the Department, College, and University, but also with the East Carolina community at large.

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