25.4067, Jobs: Multiple Languages; General Linguistics: Professor and Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Subject: 25.4067, Jobs: Multiple Languages; General Linguistics: Professor and Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:55:34
From: Peter Bellis [pbellis at uab.edu]
Subject: Multiple Languages; General Linguistics: Professor and Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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University or Organization: University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Alabama, USA 
Web Address: http://www.uab.edu/cas/languages/
Job Title: Professor and Chair
Job Rank: Chair of Department; Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics 

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                      French (fra) 
                      German (deu) 
                      Japanese (jpn) 
                      Spanish (spa) 

Description:

Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

The UAB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) invites applications for the
position of Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.  The
department (http://www.uab.edu/cas/languages/)  has 18 full-time faculty
members and offers a BA degree within a nationally ranked teaching and
research urban university of over 18,000 students.  It offers major tracks in
Spanish and French, as well as minors or certificates in Chinese, French,
German, Japanese, Spanish, Spanish for Specific Purposes, and Business
Spanish.   The Department also partners with the School of Education in a
Masters program in Foreign Language Education and offers a variety of study
away classes and programs. 

The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in scholarship,
teaching, and administration.  The Chair is responsible for overall
departmental administration and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences.  The successful candidate will be expected to provide strategic
direction, vision, and leadership and to participate actively in development
across the UAB campus and in the city of Birmingham.  There is an opportunity
for significant growth of the department in the coming years, and the new
Chair is expected to play an active role in the development of Foreign
Languages and Literatures at UAB. 

The Chair is the chief academic, financial, and strategic officer for the
Department.  He or she will work to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and
students at all levels, contribute to the intellectual life of the department
as an active member of the faculty, and promote the department within the
University and, as importantly, outside the University to secure support.  A
PhD with a specialization in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, or a
comparable field is required.  Candidates must possess a distinguished record
of scholarship, teaching, and professional service consistent with appointment
at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.  Candidates must exhibit excellent
interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and interest in
fundraising and development is welcome.

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and
explaining interest in the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a
statement of vision and management style, and (4) contact information for at
least five references.  References will not be contacted without prior
permission of the candidate.   Screening will begin on 11/1/2014, and will
continue until the position is filled.  Please go to the application URL below
to apply and upload application materials.

For more information, contact Peter Bellis, Professor of English - Chair,
Foreign Languages and Literatures Chair Search Committee (e-mail and phone
below).

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering
a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and
staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national
origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity
and expression as well as sexual orientation.  UAB also encourages
applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment
background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.



Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2014 (Open until filled)
	  
Web Address for Applications: http://uab.edu/cas/application 
Contact Information:
	Professor Peter Bellis 
	Email: pbellis at uab.edu 
	Phone: 205-934-4250 





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