Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier-one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris. (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Baylor University invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Chair to begin August 2018. The position carries the rank of Full Professor; advanced Associate Professors also encouraged to apply. Language and field of specialization open. With 70 full-time faculty divided among four divisions, the department offers eleven languages, including majors in Spanish, French, German, and Russian; an M.A. in Spanish; minors in Chinese, Arabic, Italian, and Japanese; courses in Portuguese, Swahili, and Korean; and majors/minors in Asian Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced leader with an outstanding scholarly record and proven commitment to excellent teaching. In addition to advocating for language diversity, she or he will support and express Baylor’s distinctive Christian mission, communicate the departmental mission across disciplines, advise faculty at all levels, and maintain oversight of budget and personnel.
Nominations should be submitted to MLCChairSearch@baylor.edu. Applications should be submitted to Interfolio via the following link:
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.