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Sat Aug 14 2010

Jobs: Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University

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        1.    sharon griffin, Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University, IL, USA

Message 1: Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University, IL, USA
Date: 13-Aug-2010
From: sharon griffin <srgriffilstu.edu>
Subject: Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University, IL, USA
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University or Organization: Illinois State University
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address: http://llc.ilstu.edu
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Ling & Literature


Description:

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State
University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair,
preferably to begin on July 1, 2011.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Applicants should hold the rank of
full professor or advanced associate professor and must have a PhD in a
foreign language with a specialty in linguistics, literature, cultural
studies, pedagogy, or comparable field. Candidates should have an
established record of research and teaching accomplishments, demonstrate
effective leadership, and possess strong administrative and interpersonal
skills. 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. Candidates from
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Salary: This is a 12 month position with a competitive salary.

Department and Programs: The Department of Languages, Literatures and
Cultures 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. The department also sponsors
area studies programs, participates in numerous minors and 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 211 majors, 517 minors, 32
graduate students, and 28 full-time faculty (including tenure track).
Languages taught include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and
Spanish. More information is available at the web address above.

The University and Community: Illinois State University is a
state-supported multi-purpose institution with approximately 20,000
students. It is located in Bloomington/Normal, a fast-growing community of
125,000 residents in central Illinois. Bloomington/Normal is situated
between Chicago and St. Louis and is served by the major airlines and Amtrak.

To Apply: Initial review of applications will begin November 15, 2010 and
will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration,
please send curriculum vitae, name and contact information for three or
more references, and a letter of application including administrative
philosophy to the address given below.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Wilkinson at bjwilkinilstu.edu.

Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
university encouraging diversity.

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chairperson Brian Wilkinson
Langs., Lits., and Cultures Chair Search Committee
College of Arts and Sciences/Illinois State University
Campus Box 4100
Normal, IL 61790-4100
USA
Contact Information:
Chairperson Brian Wilkinson
Email: bjwilkinilstu.edu

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