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LINGUIST List 17.2764

Tue Sep 26 2006

Jobs: Italian; Portuguese; Spanish: Head, Department, Penn State U

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        1.    Marie Straka, Italian; Portuguese; Spanish: Head, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA


Message 1: Italian; Portuguese; Spanish: Head, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
Date: 26-Sep-2006
From: Marie Straka <mxs2psu.edu>
Subject: Italian; Portuguese; Spanish: Head, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA


University or Organization: The Pennsylvania State University
Department: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Web Address: http://sip.la.psu.edu/
Job Rank: Head of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Specialty Areas: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Required Language(s): Italian (ita)
Portuguese (por)
Spanish (spa)

Description:

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at The Pennsylvania
State University invites applications for the position of Head of the
Department, to be filled with the preferred starting date of July 1, 2007.
We are seeking a prominent scholar with a distinguished record of
accomplishments to lead the Department in a period of significant opportunity.

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese is a vibrant department
with nationally visible graduate programs in both Literature and Hispanic
Linguistics, a rapidly expanding undergraduate major in Italian with
options in Language and Literature as well as in Italian Cultural Studies,
and a developing Portuguese minor. Our graduate programs have 49 graduate
students pursuing research in both Peninsular and Latin American literature
and in a range of areas in both theoretical and applied Hispanic
Linguistics. We have strong cross-disciplinary connections, including close
ties with Comparative Literature, Latina/o Studies, and Latin American
Studies, as well as a highly integrated, cross-disciplinary graduate
program in Hispanic Linguistics that connects with colleagues across the
language departments, as well as in Psychology, Applied Linguistics, and
Penn State's Center for Language Science. With our graduate programs, our
extensive basic and advanced language offerings, and our contribution to
Penn State's general education curriculum, the Department plays a central
role in the teaching and research missions of the university.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in any of our language
areas and in all areas of specialization. Requirements include a Ph.D. in
an appropriate discipline and teaching and research achievements
appropriate to appointment as a tenured Full Professor at our institution.
In addition to her or his academic qualifications, the ideal candidate will
possess administrative experience or evidence of strong administrative
potential. The new Head will have the opportunity to hire several
tenure-track or tenured faculty members, and we are seeking a candidate
with the vision and energy to continue to advance all of our programs.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2006, and will continue
until the position is filled.

Applications should include a letter of interest describing qualifications
and potential fit with the department, a current vita, and the names of 3-5
references. Electronic applications preferred. If you cannot submit
electronically, send application on paper to Marie Straka, Executive Assistant
to the Dean.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the
diversity of its workforce.

Address for Applications:
SIPHeadSearchla.psu.edu
or
Marie Straka,
Executive Assistant to the Dean
109 Sparks Building
The Pennsylvania State University
Box L
University Park, PA 16802
USA

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2006

Contact Information:
Marie Straka
Email: mxs2psu.edu
Phone: 814-865-7691
Fax: 814-863-2085
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