Department Chair – World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Job Number: 07074
The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (WLLL) at West Virginia University (WVU) seeks a strong leader to serve as Department Chair in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. This is a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor.
The Department Chair is part of the leadership team of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The Chair will be expected to promote principles of shared faculty governance; foster a transparent culture that values and seeks input from all stakeholders; promote a culture of diversity and inclusion; facilitate professional development of faculty, staff, and students; guide the department to increased research activity and competitiveness; and promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary programming and innovation. The Chair will provide responsible and professional leadership in managing the day-to-day operational needs of the department; including fiscal management, hiring and supervision of staff, evaluating faculty, and allocating facilities and equipment for teaching, research, and service activities.
The department offers M.A. degree programs in Spanish, Linguistics, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), enrolling approximately 65-80 full-time, graduate students from around the world, with the majority of those holding teaching assistantships. WLLL offers a B.A. in a range of programs, including Chinese Studies, French, German, Italian Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, Slavic and East European Studies, and Spanish. WLLL also fields minors in Arabic, Foreign Literature/Culture in Translation, Japanese Studies, Linguistics, and (TESOL). As the largest B.A. degree program in its field in the state, the department's faculty also oversee numerous education abroad programs. In addition to the programs housed within the department, WLLL has a long history of collaborating with other WVU colleges, departments, and programs.
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West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery.... WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.