The School of Modern Languages of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative chair to lead a dynamic and innovative faculty team dedicated to redefining the study of language and culture for the 21st century.
The School is united around a vision of applied foreign language and cultural proficiency coupled with understanding of intercultural issues as crucial for careers. It draws on its unique setting as part of a premier technological university to deliver cutting-edge programs that focus on preparing students to participate in the global workforce through advanced communication skills, critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding and professional competency in nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Spanish.
Part of Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, the School offers an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We look forward to a chair who will lead our efforts in designing an innovative master’s program.
Twenty-three tenure-track faculty members and thirty non-tenure-track instructors provide administrative and instructional support to a growing number of majors, dual majors, and minors. Oversight of our academic programs requires a commitment to progressive education, international programs, and multi-disciplinary collaboration in the College and the Institute. For additional information, see http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/.
The candidate must possess a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree and a scholarly record that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The individual should have demonstrated leadership, preferably in higher education; a proven aptitude for effective financial, academic, and personnel management; a keen interest in supporting faculty scholarship; a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; experience in strategic planning and fund-raising; and the ability to articulate the unit’s innovative programs within an Institute committed to expanding connections between the humanities, sciences and technology, and international education. Leaders with experience outside of academia, but knowledgeable about the academic enterprise, are also strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, candidates will send:
1) a cover letter surveying their expertise for the position
2) a curriculum vitae (including a list of five references)
3) a concise leadership philosophy, all emailed as one single PDF
Applications or nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Start date for the position: July 1, 2016.
Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,000 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice. Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. The College is comprised of six schools: Economics; History, Technology, and Society; The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; Literature, Media, and Communication; Modern Languages; Public Policy; and Georgia Tech’s Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC units.
The search committee members are:
Chair: Richard Utz, Chair and Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC)
Committee Members from Modern Languages: Rumiko Simonds, Britta Kallin, Osvaldo Cleger, Jong Hyun Lee, Jesse Brannen
External Committee Member: Amy Henry (Georgia Tech Office of International Education)
Resource Contact Person: Autumn Peppers (Georgia Tech Faculty Affairs)