Academic/Faculty, Arts/Humanities, Other - Academic/Faculty
NATURE OF WORK:
The newly merged Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures invites applications for the tenured position of Department Chair, beginning in July 2019, at the rank of Associate Professor. Language and field of specialization open. The department offers B.A. degrees in Spanish, Modern Languages, Latin, and Classical Civilizations, and offers minors in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin, and Classical Civilizations. Culture and/or language courses are also available in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. The new hire will join 10 full-time departmental faculty.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
The Department Chair will provide visionary and progressive leadership and demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
The Chair will implement department policy and goals, foster an environment of mutual respect and inclusiveness, and spearhead long- and short-term planning.
Specific required duties include:
Curriculum development and assessment, course scheduling, full-time and contingent faculty recruitment and advisement
Professional development facilitation for faculty, staff, and students
Annual faculty performance evaluations
Expansion of study-abroad and language immersion initiatives
Community and global outreach, student recruitment, alumni relations, coordination of educational and cultural activities for all department programs
Management of the department budget and personnel
The chair will represent and communicate departmental interests to administrators and across disciplines and assume other leadership functions as needed.
The expected teaching load is two courses per semester.
A Ph.D. from an accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. institution is required, preferably in Classics, Spanish, French, Italian, or German, or, in exceptional cases, a related field.
A distinguished record of scholarly activity appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor is expected, as are an active research agenda, proactive management skills, and a proven commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Prior academic administrative leadership responsibility at the program level or higher is preferred.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflect contemporary society, serve our academic goals and enrich our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in confidence. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit the following application documents to http://apply.interfolio.com/57804.
Letter of interest
Three confidential professional letters of recommendation
Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2019. Questions about this position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Kern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.