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Department Chair - Modern Languages & Literatures

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Note 1: The following attachments are required to complete this application: * Letter of application * Curriculum vitae * A 25-30 page writing sample * A statement of teaching philosophy * A statement of administrative philosophy * Three letters of recommendation Note 2: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. Note 3: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Note 4: All candidates invited for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. Note 5: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Note 6: Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Department Chair - Modern Languages & Literatures
Requisition Number TT20170010P
Department Posting Name Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Location Main Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Tenured Faculty, benefits eligible position
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

N/A

If Temporary, Ending Date
Recruiting Rate Salary commensurate with experience
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Required Education Doctoral Degree
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No
Preferred Education Doctoral Degree
Field of Study

Required: Doctorate in any relevant language discipline

MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? No
Other Computer and Software Skills Required
Experience and Other Skills Required

Doctorate in any relevant language discipline

Considerable management experience

Evidence of an ongoing research agenda with extensive publications

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No
Other Skills Preferred

Evidence of ability to secure grants and external funding

Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level

Description of Job Duties

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of a tenured Associate or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018.

Candidates should demonstrate considerable management experience, and a proven ability to lead a thriving multidisciplinary department at a Hispanic-serving university on the path to becoming a Tier 1 research institution.
Candidates are also expected to have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and exhibit a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. We seek a candidate with any area of specialty relevant to a language department of the 21st century, such as transnational literary and cultural studies, global affairs, cyber security, linguistics, language acquisition and teaching, digital humanities, media studies, translation studies, or any other field applicable to language studies. Primary expertise in Spanish is preferred; candidates with primary expertise in French, German, Japanese, or Russian will also be considered.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs, including an MA in Spanish, a BA in Spanish, a BA in Modern Languages Studies, minors in French, German, Russian, Spanish, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, Foreign Languages, and Linguistics, and courses in Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Japanese. Our Spanish graduate program is unique to the San Antonio area with foci in literary studies, cultural studies, and linguistics. The department also houses graduate certificates in Translation and Interpreting Studies and in Linguistics, as well as an undergraduate Media Studies component.

Responsibilities include:
• Forging and implementing long-term departmental goals
• Recruiting students and faculty members
• Developing the curriculum
• Fostering faculty development and leadership
• Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses as appropriate
• Maintaining an active research agenda
• Contributing to the university and community through service activities

Applicants must apply at https://jobs.utsa.edu and submit online a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 25-30 page writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of administrative philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2017. Preliminary screening interviews will take place at the MLA convention in January.
Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Contact Information:
Marita Nummikoski, Interim Chair
marita.nummikoski@utsa.edu
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Posting Open Date 09/13/2017
Posting Close Date at midnight on 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Notes To Applicants

Note 1: The following attachments are required to complete this application:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A 25-30 page writing sample
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of administrative philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation

Note 2: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

Note 3: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note 4: All candidates invited for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Note 5: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Note 6: Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

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  4. * Do you have a Doctoral Degree in a relevant Language discipline?
    • Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Representative Publication 1
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Administrative Philosophy
Optional Documents