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Director and Professor search

Director and Professor search

School Director and Professor (Job #16921)
Arizona State University
School of International Letters and Cultures

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks an innovative leader and skilled administrator and scholar to serve as the next School Director, with a concurrent appointment as a tenured Professor. Appointment will be located at the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Salary is competitive. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) provides a rich environment for education and research. The School offers instruction in more than 20 languages, a variety of transnational and transdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate courses and programs in selected areas, including nationally prominent PhD programs in Spanish and Chinese, as well as a new PhD program in Comparative Culture and Language. The School aims to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to engage with global cultures and develop language skills, regardless of major. SILC faculty members are world leaders in research in culture, linguistics and literature and collaborate widely with each other and with other faculty members across ASU.

The Director of the School is expected to provide visionary leadership for the instruction of linguistics, language and culture for the twenty-first century, working to recruit, develop, and retain exceptional faculty and staff; promote excellence in the graduate and undergraduate programs; develop and build interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; support and lead efforts for diversity, equity and inclusion; and expand the School's outreach initiatives. The Director's vision is expected to resonate with the design aspirations of the “The New American University“, fostering growth and innovation in the School’s research mission, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities, and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.

The Director of SILC works closely with a team of Humanities leaders that includes the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, the chair of the Department of English, and the directors of fourteen centers and initiatives (including the Institute for Humanities Research, Center for Imagination in the Borderlands, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for Asian Research, the Humanities Lab, and the newly launched Center for Public Humanities). 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in linguistics, languages, literature, culture, or civilization, or a closely related or relevant field
  • A scholarly record commensurate with the rank of tenured Full Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU
  • A record of relevant administrative experience and evidence of effective leadership, performing significant and effective financial oversight (i.e., group/center leader; department chair/director)
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion and cultivating and supporting diverse members of the University community.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Visionary leadership in a complex, academic environment
  • Demonstrated experience with program development in research and education
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and academic innovation and transdisciplinary collaborations
  • Demonstrated commitment to fundraising, grant development, and fostering interactions among multiple stakeholders including private sector, research, and community organizations
  • The capacity to engage faculty members across a broad range of disciplines
  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Record of experience with online humanities education

Nominations, inquiries, and applications: Please supply the following: a curriculum vitae; a letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications noted above, and your vision for leadership of an interdisciplinary school; a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; and contact information, including email addresses for five references (references may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate’s approval) can be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/95411. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2021; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment.

 ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU’s policies, please see: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456

Faculty Associate (ROM-Dracula and Vampire Lore)

Faculty Associate (ROM-Dracula and Vampire Lore)

The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for Faculty Associates to teach online sections of an upper-division course, entitled Dracula and Vampire Lore. Faculty Associate positions are one semester appointments, part-time, non-benefits eligible with no tenure implications.

The successful candidate will be comfortable using online-specific learning, teaching and assessment tools (such as e-reader and interactive assessment platforms) and communication technologies, to prepare and deliver class materials, evaluate student work, and hold online office hours to assist students for the 2021-22 academic year.

Anticipated start date is Spring 2022 (Session B).

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment.
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness in related curriculum.
• Relevant post-secondary teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications
• Terminal degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment.

• Experience teaching asynchronously.

• Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

Application Procedure:
Candidates must submit application materials online at Interfolio
http://apply.interfolio.com/95371. Initial review of applications will begin January 1, 2022 and continue on the 15th and 30th in subsequent months throughout the academic year as needed until the search is closed. Only electronic materials will be accepted.

All applications must include the following:
• Cover letter of application.
• Current curriculum vitae (CV).
• Recent teaching evaluations or a letter written by a supervisor confirming teaching evaluations.
• Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, and phone number).

Faculty Associate vacancy announcements will be posted on an annual basis. Applicants who are not hired within the current academic year are welcome to re-apply (applications do not roll forward from the previous pool recruitment).

A background check is required prior to employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at 
https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Assistant Professor of Mexican Studies

Assistant Professor of Mexican Studies

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Mexican Studies beginning in August 2022 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We encourage applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in 20th and/or 21st centuries Mexican cultural production (specializations in poetry and/or theater are especially welcome).

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative teacher-scholar committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and student-faculty research. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in helping to forge research and curricular links between SILC and other units at ASU. The SILC Spanish program offers a multi-modal major and minor in the Bachelor of Arts program, both in immersion and online modalities. Graduate studies programs include an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Spanish literature and culture. Members of the faculty also participate in the SILC transdisciplinary PhD program in Comparative Culture and Language. Arizona State University has been named the most innovative university seven years running, and is the nation’s leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Maintain an active research agenda.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish and English.
  • Mentor graduate students and undergraduate students, including honors students.
  • Contribute to curriculum and program development.
  • Participate in service to the university and profession as appropriate to rank.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Literature/Culture (or related field) at time of hire.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching.
  • Deep knowledge of Mexican literature/culture and intellectual tradition.

Desired Qualifications

  • Focus on 20th and/or 21st centuries Mexican cultural productions (poetry and/or theater especially welcome).
  • Ability to teach theory of literature and culture.
  • Expertise in environmental humanities, medical humanities, and other innovative research areas are especially welcome.
  • Experience teaching college-level courses in language, literature, and cultural studies.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching college-level online courses.
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or collaborating with diverse communities beyond the University.

To apply, submit the following electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/95361

  1. A cover letter addressed to Dr. Emil Volek, Search Committee Chair that includes a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above.
  2. Current CV.
  3. Copy of Transcript.
  4. Teaching philosophy statement that addresses your prior teaching experience (1 page single-spaced).
  5. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (1 page single- spaced).
  6. Writing sample or publication (roughly 30 pages max).
  7. The names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted directly.

Finalists will be asked to submit a complete teaching portfolio that includes two relevant syllabi and two recent sets of student course evaluations (submitted as single document).

Application deadline is 11/15/2021; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

A background check is required for employment.  Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD401) is located on the ASU website:

•          https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html

•          https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf.  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Faculty Associate (2021-22AY)

Faculty Associate (2021-22AY)

The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for Faculty Associates to teach lower division courses online and/or on-campus, prepare class materials, evaluate student work, and hold office hours to assist students for the 2021-22 academic year in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Faculty Associate positions are one semester appointments, part-time, non-benefits eligible with no tenure implications.

Anticipated start date is Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022.

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment
• Native/near-native fluency in the respective language
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness in related curriculum
• Relevant post-secondary teaching experience

Desired Qualifications
• Terminal degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment
• Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

Application Procedure:
Candidates must submit application materials online at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/86951. Initial review of applications will begin May 31, 2021 and continue on the 15th and 30th in subsequent months throughout the academic year as needed until the search is closed. Only electronic materials will be accepted. All applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter of application.
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Recent teaching evaluations or a letter written by a supervisor confirming teaching evaluations.
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, and phone number).

Faculty Associate vacancy announcements will be posted on an annual basis. Applicants who are not hired within the current academic year are welcome to re-apply (applications do not roll forward from the previous pool recruitment).

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.