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LINGUIST List 23.4473

Fri Oct 26 2012

Jobs: General Ling: Chair of Department, Michigan State University

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Oct-2012
From: Susan Gass <gassmsu.edu>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair of Department, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Linguistics and Languages
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://www.linglang.msu.edu
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Instruction, Administration, Research, and Publication


For full employer and job descriptions, go to the application URL below and
search for job posting #6949.

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African
Languages in the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Michigan State
University (linglang.msu.edu) is seeking a dynamic leader and proven
scholar to provide leadership for a diverse and dynamic department. The
position is an annualized appointment, beginning August 16, 2013.

The Chair must foster collaboration within the department and across
departments and develop an overall research culture within the Department.
In so doing, the Chair will actively facilitate grant-seeking activities
and will be involved in entrepreneurial and fundraising activities. The
Chair will be a key contributor to the department's vision of excellence in
research, teaching, and outreach and to the implementation of that vision.
In addition to providing general leadership in teaching, research, and
outreach, the Chair is responsible for the overall operation of the Department.

A Ph.D. in one of the programs in the department. Candidates with a strong
record of research, publication, and teaching in any departmental area and
meriting a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor and with relevant
administrative experience will be considered. They should be familiar with
and respectful of the range of departmental disciplines, be aware of
national and international developments, be open to change and demonstrate
the ability to accomplish it strategically, and be alert to
interdisciplinary opportunities. They should demonstrate the personal
qualities necessary to lead and manage a complex department: namely, the
ability to represent the department's interests effectively within the
university and in the community; the ability to create an environment where
information, expertise, and experience are valued and used; the ability to
handle administrative detail; the ability to think strategically and
translate vision into action; the interpersonal skills and sensitivity
necessary to maintain open communication with faculty, staff, and students;
the ability to effectively communicate departmental concerns to CAL and MSU
administrators; the ability to delegate; and a commitment to an open and
inclusive environment for diverse groups.

Application/Nomination Procedures:
Review of applications will begin on 11/26/12 and continue until position
is filled. All applications for this position must be submitted
electronically at the MSU HR website below (Posting #6949). Applicants
should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing
qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, and email
addresses of three potential referees.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable

For further information, please contact Prof. Susan Gass at the mailing
address below.

Contact phone and email information below.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed
to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively
encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color,
veterans and person with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof Susan Gass
B230 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Road
East Lansing 48824
Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.msu.edu
Contact Information:
Dr. Susan Gass
Email: gassmsu.edu
Phone: 517.353.5961

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