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LINGUIST List 22.4407

Sat Nov 05 2011

Jobs: Language and Culture: Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

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        1.     Edward Able , Language and Culture: Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Message 1: Language and Culture: Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Date: 04-Nov-2011
From: Edward Able <ed.ablemodlangs.gatech.edu>
Subject: Language and Culture: Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
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University or Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology
Department: School of Modern Languages
Job Location: Georgia, USA
Web Address: http://gatech.edu
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Language and Culture

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The School of Modern Languages of the Georgia Institute of Technology
seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative Chair to lead a dynamic and
innovative faculty team dedicated to redefining the study of language and
culture for the 21st century. The School is united around a vision of applied
foreign language and cultural proficiency coupled with understanding of
intercultural issues as crucial for careers in the global workplace. The ideal
candidate will have a strong record of scholarship, evidence of successful
grant-writing experience, and a program orientation toward applied and
interdisciplinary approaches to language and culture studies. The Chair must
support faculty scholarship, cultivate shared governance, and be an effective
advocate to elevate the School's stature and capacity, articulating the
School's innovative programs within an Institute committed to expanding
connections between the humanities, sciences and technology, and
international education.

The School of Modern Languages, one of six schools in the Ivan Allen
College, offers an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and
Intercultural Studies (ALIS; see
http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/degrees/alis) as well as degrees in Global
Economics and Modern Languages (GEML); and International Affairs and
Modern Languages (IAML) and is currently undertaking the design of a
Master's program. Twenty-three tenure-track faculty members provide
administrative and instructional support to an ever-growing number of majors,
dual majors, and minors. Oversight of our academic programs requires a
strong commitment to progressive education, international programs, and
multi-disciplinary collaboration in the College and the Institute. Additional
information pertaining to the School of Modern Languages is available at
http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal
degree and a scholarly record that merits a tenured appointment at the rank
of full professor. The individual should have demonstrated leadership,
preferably in higher education; a proven aptitude for effective financial,
academic, and personnel management; and experience in strategic planning
and fund-raising.

Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,000 students and is
consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country.
Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO
employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant review will begin on 01 November 2011 and continue until the
position is filled. To receive full consideration, application materials should
include: (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate's relevant experience
and vision for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) examples of scholarly
work, and (4) the names, positions, and contact information of five references
who will be contacted only with the candidate's approval - please include a
brief statement of your relationship to each reference.

The application package can be uploaded and submitted at the application
URL below.

*Materials may also be sent to the application address below. Applicant files
will be treated confidentially.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2011 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Modern Languages Chair Search
The School of Modern Languages
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0375
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://editorialexpress.com/hhc_login.html
Contact Information:
Mr. Edward Able
Email: ed.ablemodlangs.gatech.edu


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