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Mar 18, 2013
WHEATON COLLEGE – FOREIGN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT
Visiting Assistant Professor of French– one-year with possible reappointment for one additional year, non-tenure track position. Begin August 2013.
Job requirements: Ph.D. in French and/or Francophone Studies is preferred. Native or near-native fluency in French. Teaching experience at college level. Applicants should possess outstanding skills in and enthusiasm for teaching all levels of French, with experience and interest in developing and using instructional technology. Teach three 4-hour courses (or equivalent) per semester at all levels. Collaborate with French section and assist with service activities.
Applications will be received until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry and curriculum vitae to: Ms. Elise Bock, Office Coordinator, Foreign Languages Department, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187-5501. Tel. (630) 752-5039. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation, or credential files unless requested. Application forms will be sent to promising candidates.
WHEATON COLLEGE is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty members affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to the moral and lifestyle expectations of our Community Covenant. Wheaton College complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Added: Oct 21, 2012
Indiana Wesleyan University Profile
Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. IWU is the largest school in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) with over 3,200 traditional students on the main Marion, Indiana campus and another 12,200 adult learners at regional sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, and online.
Within the state of Indiana, IWU has become the fastest-growing university and the largest private university in total enrollment. IWU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the Best in the Midwest master’s universities, is listed among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and is recognized as a certified “Best Christian Workplace.”
Indiana Wesleyan University seeks a creative and engaging teacher-scholar, who is dedicated to the ideals of liberal learning and an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning. This faculty member will engage in teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate foreign language and foreign language education majors on the residential Marion campus. IWU seeks applicants who are active scholars and especially welcomes applicants who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and international perspectives to their scholarship and teaching. A PhD in Spanish (having specialized in literature, teaching methodology, linguistics, or phonology) is preferred although ABD candidates may be considered. The ideal candidate would also have a graduate degree in a second foreign language.
The Division of Modern Language and Literature provides critical leadership in reading, writing, and literature for the general education program of the College of Arts and Sciences on the Marion campus. With 14 full-time faculty members and more than 150 majors, the division offers the following majors: English, English Education, Writing, Spanish, Spanish Education, TESOL, and TESOL Education. The Division publishes a literary magazine and houses the English and Writing Club, Spanish Club, and Sigma Tau Delta.
Pending budget approval, the position will be open for fall of 2013.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Applicants must complete the online application, which can be found on our website, www.iwu.jobs
The final candidate(s) selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed evangelical Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Added: Oct 21, 2012
POSITION: Associate to Full Professor; Director, Division of Spanish and Portuguese
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Spanish or related field. The successful applicant will be a dynamic scholar and leader committed to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching and in research. The Division Director provides leadership for a Division with more than 30 full-time faculty members. Field of specialization is open and administrative experience is desirable.
RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to teaching and publication, responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of the Division, engaging in short- and long-term planning, scheduling courses, assisting the Department Chair with faculty recruitment and evaluation, recruiting and advising students, and coordinating curricular planning and assessment.
RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2012.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Paul Larson, Search Committee Chair, Director of Division of Spanish and Portuguese Baylor University Department of Modern Foreign Languages One Bear Place #97391 Waco, Texas 76798
Materials may be submitted electronically to: Paul_Larson@baylor.edu
Added: Sep 12, 2012
Dean for Arts and Humanities
Hope College seeks a dynamic, visionary, and collegial leader to serve as Dean for Arts and Humanities beginning July 1, 2013. Strong candidates will demonstrate previous academic leadership, a record of excellent teaching and scholarship, and a commitment to the liberal arts in the context of the historic Christian faith.
The Dean for Arts and Humanities is responsible for overseeing the programs and activities of nine academic departments including: Religion, English, Philosophy, Art & Art History, Dance, Music, History, Modern & Classical Languages (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, and Classics), and Theatre (including the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre). In addition, the dean oversees four programmatic areas: The Van Raalte Institute, the Center for Ministry Studies, the Kruizenga Art Museum, and Women’s Studies. The dean is a member of the Deans’ Council which consists of the Provost, the Dean for the Natural & Applied Sciences, the Dean for the Arts & Humanities, the Dean for the Social Sciences, the Dean for International and Multicultural Education, the Director of Libraries, the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, and the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship.
The successful candidate will serve as the founding dean for two extraordinary arts facilities presently in the design and fundraising process:
The Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College will serve the college’s mission by helping to make its collection relevant to teaching and research across the disciplines through special exhibitions, events, publications, and class visits. In addition, the campus and the community will gain an attractive building that draws attention to the college and the authentic experience of seeing original works of art in person. (http://campaign.hope.edu/campaign-overview/goals/kruizuenga-art-museum)
An acoustically superior concert hall and adjacent music department building will be added to the campus. This facility will provide outstanding teaching and performance space for Hope’s music students. The concert hall and music building will foster a spirit of collaboration and energy and enhance an active department that consists of 20 student-performing ensembles, discipline-specific guest artists, and a multitude of student and faculty soloists. (http://campaign.hope.edu/campaign-overview/goals/concert-hall-and-music-facility)
Hope College is the only undergraduate institution in the U.S. that has accredited program in Music, Art, Dance, and Theatre. (http://www.hope.edu/academic/artshum)
Exceptional students have the opportunity to participate in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities, a program that fosters faculty-student collaborative research in the arts and humanities, as well as engagement with new Internet-based technologies that are invigorating many fields of scholarly research. (http://www.hope.edu/academic/mellon/index.html)
Hope College is listed among the 40 schools highlighted in Loren Pope’s book, Colleges that Change Lives. The following excerpt conveys well the institutional ethos:
Every school in this book runs on the power of student-professor relationship; there’s simply no other way for a college to do the life changing work of mentoring and teaching students. But at Hope, more than anywhere else, students mention how much their professors care about them as people, not just as mini academics.
Champion the college’s Christian liberal arts mission in all areas of supervisory responsibility.
Provide leadership in curriculum development, review of curricula, and evaluation of proposed curricular changes.
Oversee faculty recruitment for approved positions.
Oversee appointment of part-time faculty and paraprofessionals.
Work with faculty to select departmental chairperson candidates for recommendation to the Provost.
Support personnel development, particularly that of departmental chairpersons.
Review and approve departmental budget requests and monitor budgets.
Monitor and approve teaching assignments.
Allocate space assigned to the division and provide direction in planning for future space needs.
Participate in the evaluation of faculty and make recommendations for salary increases, promotion, tenure, leaves of absence, and grants.
Formulate and control the faculty travel fund budget allocated to the division through discretionary funds and the dean's office budget.
Provide leadership for fund raising, especially by seeking grants and preparing proposals for programmatic funding for the arts and humanities.
Provide leadership in the development of research programs and assistance to faculty applying for research opportunities and grants.
Other responsibilities assigned by the Provost.
Terminal degree in an appropriate discipline.
Teaching and scholarship commensurate with appointment at the rank of professor in one of the Fine and Performing Arts or Humanities departments.
Previous successful administrative experience in the setting of a liberal arts college.
Demonstrated support for and engagement with multicultural and global education.
Personal commitment to the Christian faith and the college’s mission, with an ability to articulate how the Fine and Performing Arts and Humanities divisions fit into the overall mission and vision of the college. (http://hope.edu/admin/president/mission.html)
Desired personal characteristics and experiences:
Strong, obvious commitment to serve students.
A visionary, collegial, and servant-leadership style supported by positive communication skills.
Ability and willingness to articulate the value of a liberal arts education.
Ability to represent and advocate both internally and externally for the wide range of programs represented in the Fine and Performing Arts and Humanities divisions.
Demonstrated connections at the national level that will assist in promoting the arts, humanities, and the college.
Demonstrated experience in advancing programs that foster appreciation of cultural diversity and development of cultural expertise.
Commitment to hiring personnel who enhance cultural diversity.
Commitment to hiring personnel who, through personal belief and lived practice, exemplify the college’s Christian liberal arts mission.
Commitment to developing students as world citizens.
Demonstrated excellence as a teacher and productive scholar.
Demonstrated support for and understanding of the value of student collaborative research, experiential learning, internships and service learning.
Demonstrated success in securing external funding.
Ability and willingness to nurture and mentor faculty, especially younger faculty, and promote continuous faculty development opportunities.
Ability to work in a team environment with integrity and civility.
Understanding of national issues in higher education and ability to advocate for accreditation and assessment initiatives.
Experience with managing budgets and the ability to be creative in resource allocation.
Understanding of and ability to articulate the importance of participation of arts and humanities faculty in staffing Hope’s general education program.
Type of Appointment and Reporting Structure:
This is a 12-month administrative staff appointment with faculty rank commensurate with education and experience.
The position reports to the Provost.
HOPE COLLEGE is a Christian, coeducational, residential liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America; has approximately 3,300 students and 250 faculty; is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association; is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has 10 accredited programs (TEAC, ACS, NASAD, NASD, NASM, NAST, CCNE, CSWE, ABET, and CAATE). Hope is located in Holland, MI, a city of 35,000 enriched by a significant Latino, Asian and African-American population in a rapidly growing urban area of over 100,000 near Lake Michigan and within short driving distance of Grand Rapids (over 500,000), and relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago. Additional information can be found on the web at http://www.hope.edu.
Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.
All nominations and/or applications must be submitted electronically to the Search Committee, email@example.com.
Applications must include the following materials:
A cover letter indicating how you meet the desired qualifications and personal characteristics described above.
C.V. and a list of at least three references including their relationship to you and contact information
A statement describing your leadership style and how you would contribute to the implementation of the college’s mission to be a nationally recognized Christian liberal arts college.
Review of applications will begin in November, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.