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LINGUIST List 18.2976

Fri Oct 12 2007

Jobs: English Lang and Ling: Department Chair, U/TX Pan American

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        1.    Tomas Guajardo, English Language and Linguistics: Department Chair, University of Texas - Pan American, TX, USA


Message 1: English Language and Linguistics: Department Chair, University of Texas - Pan American, TX, USA
Date: 11-Oct-2007
From: Tomas Guajardo <guajardotutpa.edu>
Subject: English Language and Linguistics: Department Chair, University of Texas - Pan American, TX, USA
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University or Organization: University of Texas - Pan American
Department: English
Web Address: http://www.utpa.edu/dept/english

Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Department Chair


Description:

Rapidly growing, dynamic, research-centered department seeks a Chair
interested in teamwork and faculty governance to lead a department with a
faculty base in literature, linguistics, rhetoric/composition and creative
writing.

Required:
PhD in English or field represented by the disciplines in the department;
demonstrated record of effective administrative experience; established
record of scholarship, teaching and service; and a commitment to cultural
and ethnic diversity and expanding opportunities for historically
underrepresented groups.

Preferred:
Commitment to faculty development toward leadership positions and a broad
knowledge of the disciplines within this department.

Scope of the Position:
The department has over thirty professors and fifteen lecturers, supports a
Bachelor of Art and several Master's degrees - MA in English, MA in English
as a Second Language, and interdisciplinary studies MA with concentration
in English, and a MFA in Creative Writing. We also offer teacher
certification in Middle School and Secondary English and ESL endorsement.
Duties include equitably fostering faculty participation as a team,
overseeing departmental daily activity, and ensuring development of all
programs within the department to support the strategic goals of the
College of Arts & Humanities and the University. The position begins Fall
2008. Tenure and rank negotiable. For tenure/rank criteria please see
http://www.utpa.edu/dept/english/docs/Tenure_and_Promotion_Guidelines.pdf

UTPA is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer. Women,
minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Texas
law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory grade of
500 or greater on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL). This position is security-sensitive as defined by the Texas
Education Code §51.215(c) and Texas Government Code §411.094(a)(2). This
position is open until filled; review of applications will begin November
7, 2007.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest including the rank applied for, curriculum
vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Dahlia Guerra at
the address given below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Dahlia Guerra
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
CAS 334
The University of Texas - Pan American
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
USA
Contact Information:
Dr Dahlia Guerra
Email: guerradutpa.edu



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