LINGUIST List 21.4183

Thu Oct 21 2010

Jobs: World Languages: Department Chair, University of South Florida

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        1.     Thomas Rogers , World Languages: Department Chair, University of South Florida, FL, USA

Message 1: World Languages: Department Chair, University of South Florida, FL, USA
Date: 20-Oct-2010
From: Thomas Rogers <>
Subject: World Languages: Department Chair, University of South Florida, FL, USA
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University or Organization: University of South Florida Department: World Language Department Job Location: Florida, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: World Languages


The Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida isseeking a Chair to begin a twelve-month contract at the rank of FullProfessor on August 7, 2011. Salary negotiable.

Responsibilities: The new Chair of World Languages will be leading adepartment that houses the Modern Languages, Classics, and Linguistics. TheDepartment offers the modern languages of Arabic, Chinese, French, German,Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, withthe B.A. in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish and the M.A. inFrench and Spanish. Classics offers Latin and Ancient Greek, with a B.A. inClassics and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations, and isalso involved in M.A. and M.A.T. degrees. Linguistics offers an M.A. inApplied Linguistics and is a partner with the College of Education in aPh.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology.

A primary responsibility of the Chair will be to represent the Departmentin the College of Arts and Sciences and in the University, which iscommitted to developing the Department as part of its strategic goal ofgiving its students a truly global education.

In addition to fostering the synergy and extensive interdisciplinaryactivity that exists within the Department, the Chair will work with otherunits and departments, especially in the humanities, to develop newmulti-disciplinary and interdisciplinary initiatives, particularly at thegraduate level. The new chair will seek to increase collaboration withunique USF interdisciplinary initiatives such as USF World, the PatelCenter for Global Solutions, our Global Academic Partners program, and therecently formed School of Global Sustainability.

Qualifications:Essential: The new Chair of World Languages must have a Ph.D. with aspecialization in one of the disciplines represented by World Languages,with the rank of Full Professor, and an outstanding record in scholarshipand teaching. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader.

Preferred: The new Chair of World Languages should be knowledgeable aboutthe major issues and questions the profession is engaged with as well asbest practices in developing language proficiency in both the European andnon-European languages. The new Chair should also have a record ofsuccessful interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary work. Strong preferencewill be given to someone who has demonstrated superior leadership inchairing a department.

To apply:Dossiers must be complete and received by December 1, 2010. A completedossier requires a cover letter describing the candidate's qualificationsfor the position, C.V., scanned copies of graduate transcript (originaltranscripts will need to be mailed by those individuals who receive formaloffers), sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations, a sample ofscholarship (max. 25 pages), and the names of four references.

Applications for this position are only accepted online at the applicationURL below. Please follow instructions for applying for a faculty position.Only information marked with an asterisk is required. All documents listedabove must be uploaded to the online application system.

SACS accredited, USF is a Research 1 university and an EEO/AffirmativeAction employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.Search Meetings are open to the public in accordance with Florida law. Fordisability accommodations, please contact Tom Rogers at (813) 974-5510 atleast five days before anticipated need.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Thomas Rogers Email: Phone: 813-974-5510 Fax: 813-974-3265

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