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Sat Sep 13 2008

Jobs: General Linguistics: Chair, Baylor University

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        1.    Lois Avey, General Linguistics: Chair, Baylor University, TX, USA


Message 1: General Linguistics: Chair, Baylor University, TX, USA
Date: 12-Sep-2008
From: Lois Avey <Lois_E_Aveybaylor.edu>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair, Baylor University, TX, USA
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University or Organization: Baylor University
Department: English
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address: http://baylor.edu
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

The Department of English at Baylor University invites applications for the
position of Department Chair beginning in September 2009. This position
carries the rank of associate or full professor. Applicants should have an
excellent record of scholarly achievement and administrative experience.
Additional experience obtaining external funding is a plus. The successful
applicant will be a nationally-recognized scholar, will be committed to
excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and will strongly
support Baylor's Christian identity and mission (www.baylor.edu/vision/).
The area of research is open.

Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest
university in Texas and the world's largest Baptist University. Baylor's
mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by
integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring
community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong
commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering
new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university
while reaffirming and strengthening its distinctive Christian mission as
described in Baylor 2012.

Each applicant should send a current curriculum vitae and a statement of
interest outlining his/her administrative philosophy and goals for the
department. He/she should be available for an expense-paid airport
interview on 6 December 2008 (Dallas-Ft. Worth airport). Applicants should
also arrange to have three recent letters of reference and transcripts sent
directly to the search committee. A standard background check is also
required. For full consideration, applications must be received by 3
November 2008. Review of applications will begin on 4 November 2008, and
will continue until the search is completed.

Baylor University has approximately 14,000 students. The department has 44
full-time faculty members and offers three degrees - BA in English
Literature, Professional Writing, or Linguistics; MA in English; and the
PhD in English Literature or Religion and Literature (the latter a
concentration, not a degree program). The university provides generous
benefits for qualified family members. To learn more about this position,
the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit the
job posting at http://www.baylor.edu/hr_services/index.php?id=58449 or the
Baylor web site (listed above).

Baylor is classed by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with
High Research Activity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and
persons with disabilities to apply.

Send all materials to Professor Jeannette M. Denton at the application
address listed below.

Application Deadline: 03-Nov-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Jeannette Denton
One Bear Place #97404
Waco, US 76798-7404
USA
Email Address for Applications: Jeannette_Dentonbaylor.edu
Contact Information:
Lois Avey
Email: Lois_E_Aveybaylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-1768

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