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LINGUIST List 21.3625

Tue Sep 14 2010

Jobs: Various Langs; Lang Acq: Dept Chair - Assoc/Full Prof, American U

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        1.    Ana Serra, Various Languages; Language Acquisition: Chair of Department - Associate or Full Professor, American University, DC, USA

Message 1: Various Languages; Language Acquisition: Chair of Department - Associate or Full Professor, American University, DC, USA
Date: 14-Sep-2010
From: Ana Serra <aserraamerican.edu>
Subject: Various Languages; Language Acquisition: Chair of Department - Associate or Full Professor, American University, DC, USA
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University or Organization: American University
Department: Department of Language and Foreign Studies
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http:///www.american.edu/cas/lfs/index.cfm
Job Rank: Chair of Department - Associate or Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Latin American Studies; Comparative Literature

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

The Department of Language and Foreign Studies of American University
invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of
Language and Foreign Studies, to begin in the fall semester, 2011.

Specialization: open, but the successful candidate will have expertise in
French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Latin American studies,
and/or Comparative Literature. Professor or Associate Professor rank required.

Responsibilities: Chairing the Department of Language and Foreign Studies,
which entails strategic planning, development of emergent areas of
expertise, faculty and staff management, coordination of interdisciplinary
activities, assistance with curriculum building and securing external
funding. Teaching two courses per year in the applicant's general field.
Maintaining an active and productive research agenda.

Candidates should possess an outstanding record of scholarship; exceptional
communication and interpersonal skills; experience as department chair or
program director; the ability to lead the department in developing and
implementing a compelling vision for its research, education and service
programs. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a dossier by mailing CV, three letters of
recommendation and a letter of interest indicating whether or not attending
the 2010 MLA convention, to the address below. Review of applications will
begin on 1 November, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.
American University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action
employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and
minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chair Search Committee
Department of Language and Foreign Studies
American University
4400 Mass. Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8045
USA
Contact Information:
Susan Sherzer
Email: ssherzeramerican.edu
Phone: 202-885-2394

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