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LINGUIST List 23.4653

Tue Nov 06 2012

Jobs: General Linguistics: Chair of Department, Wayne State University

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

Date: 06-Nov-2012
From: Eric Lambert <dz9258wayne.edu>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair of Department, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Wayne State University
Department: Classical & Modern Languages
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://www.wayne.edu
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Classical and Modern Languages


Description:

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and
Cultures at Wayne State University invites applications and nominations for a
senior scholar and Chair at the rank of Full Professor to begin fall 2013. The
Department offers programs in 12 languages and cultures, including 8 B.A.
degrees, 5 M.A. degrees, and a Ph.D. in Modern Languages. It is a large and
dynamic department with over 50 full-time faculty. The duties of the
Department Chair include: reviewing and monitoring departmental budgets;
recruiting, evaluating, and directing faculty; supervising staff; coordinating
and supervising departmental programs and activities; acting as a liaison to
other units within the university; forging external and internal ties for research;
actively pursuing external opportunities; engaging in community outreach;
teaching and providing a supportive teaching environment.

We are seeking an active scholar who can provide leadership by developing a
collective vision for the department and make significant contributions to the
teaching, research and service missions of the University. The candidate's
doctorate degree and area of expertise must be in one of the languages or
related area studies offered by the Department (Arabic; Chinese; French;
German; Greek; Hebrew; Italian; Japanese; Latin; Polish; Russian; Spanish).
Of particular interest are candidates with an international reputation; with
experiences in obtaining external funding and mentoring faculty and graduate
students and with the capacity to maintain and support the Department's
record of excellence in teaching. In addition to administrative experience,
preference will be given to candidates with a strong research program, an
interest in interdisciplinarity and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Wayne State is a Carnegie doctoral/research extensive university located in
the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center. The University offers more than 350
undergraduate and graduate programs through 12 schools and colleges to
more than 33,000 students. Wayne State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities and women are strongly
encouraged to apply. An on-line application is required. Paper applications will
not be accepted.

To apply, go to the application URL below and use posting number 039029.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of
recommendation. The three letters of recommendation need to be sent to Eric
Lambert, Chair of the Search Committee, at the application address or email
below. Nominations can also be sent to Eric Lambert at the same email and
mailing address. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2012, and
continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Eric Lambert
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University
3281 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
USA
Email Address for Applications: dz9258wayne.edu
Web Address for Applications: http://www.wayne.edu/hr/esc/prospective/jobs.php
Contact Information:
Dr. Eric Lambert
Email: dz9258wayne.edu

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