LINGUIST List 29.232

Sat Jan 13 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Chair and Associate / Full Professor, Georgia Southern University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>


Date: 11-Jan-2018
From: Laurie Hartlett <lhartlettgeorgiasouthern.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Chair and Associate / Full Professor, Georgia Southern University, USA
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University or Organization: Georgia Southern University
Department: Department of Writing and Linguistics
Job Location: Georgia, USA
Web Address: http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writling/
Job Title: Chair and Professor or Associate Professor

Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Description:

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville.

The Chair is expected to provide leadership and support for the first-year writing program, the major, and departmental initiatives. A successful candidate will demonstrate that he/she will embrace and
advance the cross-disciplinary nature of the Department and its interactions with other University departments and programs. The position is a 12-month, tenured or tenure-track appointment; the
salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
- Ph.D. or MFA in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Linguistics, or Creative Writing, or a
terminal degree in a closely related field.
- Evidence of teaching excellence in first-year composition and/or in one of the four
departmental concentrations.
- Administrative experience as demonstrated by a major role directing or chairing a
department, program, or center, especially experience administrating a writing program.
- Experience with assessment processes.
- Evidence of a collaborative leadership style.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without
assistance from the institution.
- A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate
professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research
and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
- A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant
professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of
research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional
venues.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in program development and resource and personnel management.
- Demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity and multiculturalism.
- Experience in grant writing and fund-raising.
- Qualification for tenured appointment at the rank of Professor.

Screening of applications begins February 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The
preferred position starting date is July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter
addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be
requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be
required to submit to a background investigation.

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or
http://class.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are
committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed
to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond.
The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject
to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations
under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: bblackwellgeorgiasouthern.edu
Contact Information:
Search Chair Brenda Blackwell
Email: bblackwellgeorgiasouthern.edu
Phone: 912-478-8007

Page Updated: 13-Jan-2018