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LINGUIST List 16.3308

Thu Nov 17 2005

Jobs: Spanish/Open Area: Full Prof, Western Michigan U

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        1.    Robert Felkel, Spanish & Specialty Open: Full Prof, Western Michigan University, MI, USA

Message 1: Spanish & Specialty Open: Full Prof, Western Michigan University, MI, USA
Date: 16-Nov-2005
From: Robert Felkel <felkelwmich.edu>
Subject: Spanish & Specialty Open: Full Prof, Western Michigan University, MI, USA

University or Organization: Western Michigan University
Department: Department of Spanish
Job Rank: Full Professor
Specialty Areas: Ph.D. in Spanish, Open Field
Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


The Department of Spanish invites applications for the position of chair to
begin fall semester 2006, pending budgetary approval. This is a fiscal year
position with rank at full professor and competitive salary; the initial
appointment is for four years, and is renewable. Ph.D. in Spanish, native or
near-native fluency, a record of demonstrated leadership qualities, and an
excellent command of English are required. The field of academic specialization
is open: candidates in any area of Spanish studies with records of research,
publications, teaching, and service that are sufficiently distinguished for
tenured appointment at the level of full professor in a Doctoral/Research -
Extensive university will be considered.

The Department of Spanish has 16 full-time, tenure-track faculty members,
specializing in literature, linguistics, and pedagogy. We have approximately
300 majors and 275 minors, and a well-established Master of Arts program with 35
students. We began a Ph.D. program in fall 2003, and we now have 8 students
enrolled. The chair leads the department in developing and implementing a
vision of Spanish language, literature, linguistics and culture for the
twenty-first century. His or her role is to foster intellectual growth among
students and faculty, to encourage communication both within the department and
between the department and all levels of administration, and to monitor program
development and implementation. The chair also represents the department, the
college, and the university externally, including national and international
conferences and meetings. The position requires a participatory
leadership/management style, effective interpersonal skills, outstanding oral
and written communication skills both in English and Spanish, as well as the
ability to manage budgets and allocate resources -- human, fiscal, and physical.

Western Michigan University, a Carnegie Classification Research Extensive
Institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages
applications from women, and underrepresented groups.

Send letter of application, vita, statement of administrative philosophy, and
three letters of reference to the address below. Review of applications will
begin December 1, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled.

Address for Applications:

Dept. Coordinator Elaine Gaudio
Department of Spanish
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5338

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Dept. Coordinator Elaine Gaudio
Email: elaine.gaudiowmich.edu; spanishwmich.edu
Phone: (269) 387-3023
Fax: (269) 387-3103
Website: http://www.wmich.edu

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