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LINGUIST List 23.4005

Thu Sep 27 2012

Jobs: General Ling: Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Sep-2012
From: Marya Schechtman <schooldirectorsearchlas.uic.edu>
Subject: General Linguistics: Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA
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University or Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address: http://www.uic.edu
Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can
provide energetic and visionary leadership to serve as Director of the School
of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the director reports to the dean of
the College. The School (http://www.uic.edu/las/lcsl/) serves as the
administrative body over the following departments: Classics and
Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies,
Hispanic and Italian Studies, Linguistics/TESOL, and Slavic and Baltic
Languages and Literatures. This School also houses several undergraduate
minor programs, including Moving Image Arts, International Studies, and
Jewish Studies, as well as the Language and Culture Learning Center. The
School is staffed by approximately 40 tenure-line faculty members, and a
similar number of lecturers. It serves nearly 6,000 students annually through
its Basic Language Program and has approximately 700 majors and minors
as well as 130 graduate students. The Directorship is a nine-month, full-time
position involving administration, teaching, and continuing scholarship. The
director serves as the chief executive officer of the School and centrally
oversees all personnel, curricular, financial, and administrative functions of
the departments within it. Additionally, the director is charged with fostering
interdisciplinary research and teaching among the units of the School in
literary, cultural, and linguistics theories and practices, and instruction in
those areas as well as in the many languages covered. UIC is a leading urban
public research I university with 17,000 undergraduates, 8,000 graduate
students, and 2,500 professional students, located in the heart of Chicago.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for the position an applicant must qualify for the rank of full
professor in one of the School's departments at the time of the appointment
and have substantial administrative experience. The successful candidate
should possess an outstanding record of achievement in research and
teaching, as well as demonstrable administrative skills.

Application Procedure:
To apply for this position, please complete and submit an online application,
which will include the names and e-mail addresses of four references, letter
of application outlining applicant's qualifications relevant for this position, and
full curriculum vitae at the application URL below. Click on the Job Board and
then on the job link. For fullest consideration applicants must apply no later
than November 9, 2012.

Inquiries should be directed to Marya Schechtman, Associate Dean, at the
contact email address below.

The desired appointment date is August 16, 2013. Salary is competitive
based on qualifications.

Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: 09-Nov-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.uic.edu
Contact Information:
Associate Dean Marya Schechtman
Email: schooldirectorsearchlas.uic.edu

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