Department Chair, Modern Language Studies

The Department of Modern Language Studies at Texas Christian University seeks an experienced and capable leader to serve as chair of the department.  The department has eight full-time faculty members, promoting the study of French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese language, literature, and culture. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor is expected.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in one of the modern languages mentioned above, a record as an accomplished teacher and scholar, and administrative and organizational skills necessary to lead the department.  TCU values the teacher-scholar model and seeks candidates with a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement, a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, and a commitment to developing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.

TCU, with approximately 10,000 students, is an independent, nonsectarian, highly selective teaching and research university with a dedication to academic freedom. For the past seven years in a row, it has been selected as one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” TCU is located four miles from downtown Fort Worth, part of a metropolitan area of seven million people and highly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted until November 6, 2018, and should be submitted through the TCU Human Resources website at  Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, CV, and one-page statement addressing the candidate’s ability and experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or mentoring students from underrepresented populations. Please have three confidential letters of reference emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to  Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Peter Worthing ( Questions regarding the application process or uploading documents should be directed to Human Resources at 817-257-7790.

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