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Sun Oct 02 2005

Jobs: Open Specialty: Chair, Illinois State University

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        1.    Sharon Griffin, Open Specialty: Chair, Illinois State University, IL, USA

Message 1: Open Specialty: Chair, Illinois State University, IL, USA
Date: 30-Sep-2005
From: Sharon Griffin <srgriffilstu.edu>
Subject: Open Specialty: Chair, Illinois State University, IL, USA

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University or Organization: Illinois State University
Department: Foreign Languages
Job Rank: Chair of Department of Foreign Languages


The Department of Foreign Languages at Illinois State University is seeking
applications for the position of Chair, preferably to begin on July 1, 2006.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a foreign language with a specialty in
linguistics, literature, cultural studies, pedagogy, or comparable degree.
Candidates should also have an established record of research and teaching
accomplishments, and demonstrate effective leadership, as well as strong
administrative and interpersonal skills. Candidates with the rank of advanced
associate or full professor are invited to apply. The Chair will be expected to
provide vision and creative leadership as the department builds on its current
strengths and to advance the department's educational and research missions.
Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

This is a twelve-month position with a competitive salary.

Department and Programs:
The Department of Foreign Languages is located in the College of Arts and
Sciences. It offers B.A. programs in French, German, and Spanish, including
teacher certification in those languages, as well as an M.A. program in Foreign
Languages. The Department also sponsors area studies programs, participates in
the general education program, and supports the college foreign language
requirement. In the M.A. program, students choose an emphasis in cultural
studies, language/linguistics, literature, or pedagogy within French, German, or
Spanish. The Department has approximately 200 majors, 575 minors, 35 graduate
students, and 30 full-time faculty. Languages taught are Chinese, French,
German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish.

The University and Community. Illinois State University is a state-supported
multi-purpose institution with about 20,000 students. The University is located
in Bloomington-Normal, a fast-growing community of over 100,000 residents,
located in central Illinois. Bloomington-Normal is located between Chicago and
St. Louis and is served by the major airlines.

To apply:
Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2005 and will continue
until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please send vita,
names and contact information for three or more references, and a statement of
administrative philosophy by November 1, 2005 to the address below.

Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Laura
Vogel, Professor, Biological Sciences, via e-mail.

Illinois State is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging

Address for Applications:

Dr. Laura Vogel
Chair, Foreign Language Department Chair Search Committee
College of Arts and Sciences
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4100

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2005

Contact Information:

Dr. Laura Vogel
Email: lavogelilstu.edu
Website: http://www.foreignlanguages.ilstu.edu

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