LINGUIST List 30.4383

Tue Nov 19 2019

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; French; Spanish; General Linguistics: Chair of Department, University of Central Arkansas

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 18-Nov-2019
From: Lynn Burley <>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; French; Spanish; General Linguistics: Chair of Department, University of Central Arkansas, USA
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University or Organization: University of Central Arkansas
Department: Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Cultures
Job Location: Arkansas, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Chair

Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; TESOL

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            French (fra)
                            Spanish (spa)


The University of Central Arkansas invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures to begin July 1, 2020. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in French, Spanish, Chinese, or Linguistics (with a specialization in any area of these disciplines), a commitment to teaching and scholarship, and demonstrated experience in administration at the department level or above.

The department houses bachelor degree programs in Chinese, French, Spanish, and Linguistics, as well as a minor in German and introductory and intermediate courses in Japanese. The department also houses a master’s degree program in Spanish and an Intensive English Program. The department is positioned within a college that values service learning, study abroad, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and undergraduate research. Responsibilities include teaching and administering a department of more than 20 faculty members engaged in languages, linguistics, and intensive English instruction.

Native- or near-native ability in Spanish, French, or Chinese is required, as is college-level teaching experience in one of these languages or TESOL/TESL/TEFL.

The candidate will also possess the expertise and experience necessary to coordinate and communicate effectively with the various research and specialty areas within our department, which include:
- Language Pedagogy;
- Linguistics (Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL/TESL/TEFL, and Second Language Acquisition); and
- Literature, Cultural, and Civilization Studies.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest that addresses qualifications for the position and articulates a vision for building and energizing the department. Applicants must also include a current CV, statement of leadership philosophy, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement of no more than 500 words (see below), and three letters of recommendation.

Overall, applications should reflect dedication to academic excellence, innovative thinking, strong interpersonal and administrative skills, strategies for student recruitment and retention, and a record of scholarly achievement sufficient for tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or full Professor.

All materials should be submitted to the application link provided below.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UCA and in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The successful candidate will submit a statement discussing how their research, teaching, service, and/or outreach activities will help the university advance equity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and the hiring decision will be made on or before March 31, 2020.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2020 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Lynn Burley
Phone: 5014505648

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