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Professor and Department Chair

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Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/) and academic strategic plan, Illuminate (www.baylor.edu/illuminate/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences:

Professor and Department Chair

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Chair to begin August 2019. Position carries rank of Full Professor. Language and field of specialization open. With 70 full-time faculty divided among four divisions, the department offers eleven languages, including majors in Spanish, French, German, and Russian; an M.A. in Spanish; minors in Chinese, Arabic, Italian, and Japanese; courses in Portuguese, Swahili, and Korean; and majors/minors in Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced leader with an outstanding scholarly record and proven commitment to excellent teaching. In addition to advocating for language diversity, she or he will support and express Baylor’s distinctive Christian mission, communicate the departmental mission across disciplines, advise faculty at all levels, and maintain oversight of budget and personnel.

Nominations should be submitted to [email protected]. Applications should be submitted to Interfolio via the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/54246 and include cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. All nominations and applications will remain confidential.

Materials will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, the application must be completed by December 1, 2018. Preliminary interviews at MLA. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience.

To learn more about this career opportunity, please read the extended description here or visit  https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/search.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.




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Posted: 10/23/2018
Application Due: 12/22/2018
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Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.