LINGUIST List 21.3281

Sat Aug 14 2010

Jobs: Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University

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        1.    sharon griffin, Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University, IL, USA

Message 1: Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University, IL, USA
Date: 13-Aug-2010
From: sharon griffin <>
Subject: Ling & Literature: Chair of Department, Illinois State University, IL, USA
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University or Organization: Illinois State University Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Job Location: Illinois, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Ling & Literature


The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois StateUniversity invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair,preferably to begin on July 1, 2011.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Applicants should hold the rank offull professor or advanced associate professor and must have a PhD in aforeign language with a specialty in linguistics, literature, culturalstudies, pedagogy, or comparable field. Candidates should have anestablished record of research and teaching accomplishments, demonstrateeffective leadership, and possess strong administrative and interpersonalskills. The Chair will be expected to provide vision and creativeleadership as the department builds on its current strengths and to advancethe department's educational and research missions. Candidates fromunderrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Salary: This is a 12 month position with a competitive salary.

Department and Programs: The Department of Languages, Literatures andCultures is located in the College of Arts and Sciences. It offers B.A.programs in French, German, and Spanish, including teacher certification inthose languages, as well as an M.A. program. The department also sponsorsarea studies programs, participates in numerous minors and the generaleducation program, and supports the College foreign language requirement.In the M.A. program, students choose an emphasis in cultural studies,language/linguistics, literature, or pedagogy within French, German, orSpanish. The department has approximately 211 majors, 517 minors, 32graduate students, and 28 full-time faculty (including tenure track).Languages taught include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, andSpanish. More information is available at the web address above.

The University and Community: Illinois State University is astate-supported multi-purpose institution with approximately 20,000students. It is located in Bloomington/Normal, a fast-growing community of125,000 residents in central Illinois. Bloomington/Normal is situatedbetween Chicago and St. Louis and is served by the major airlines and Amtrak.

To Apply: Initial review of applications will begin November 15, 2010 andwill continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration,please send curriculum vitae, name and contact information for three ormore references, and a letter of application including administrativephilosophy to the address given below.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Wilkinson at

Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative actionuniversity encouraging diversity.

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Chairperson Brian Wilkinson Langs., Lits., and Cultures Chair Search Committee College of Arts and Sciences/Illinois State University Campus Box 4100 Normal, IL 61790-4100 USA Contact Information:
Chairperson Brian Wilkinson Email:

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