Associate or Full Professor and Director, School of Languages and Literatures (Open to Internal Applicants)

University of Guelph

Canada

January 24, 2022

Description

Faculty Positions Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Director,

School of Languages and Literatures

College: College of Arts Department: School of Languages and Literatures Date Posted: January 10, 2022 Deadline: January 24, 2022 Please reference AD # 22-03 Position Description:

The College of Arts at the University of Guelph invites internal applications for the Director position, School of Languages and Literatures at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Applicants will be at Associate or Full Professor rank and hold a PhD in a Modern Language discipline relevant to the School's language areas, or in Classical Studies. Fluency in one or more of the languages taught in the School is essential. The mandate is for a five-year term starting July 1, 2022. Responsibilities and conditions around the position of Director are outlined in Article 20 of the Collective Agreement.

The School Languages and Literatures is home to 18 faculty members who teach and research in diverse cultures and languages from around the world. With approximately 4,000 student course enrolments each year, the school has comprehensive and high-quality program offerings that include: Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs in Classical Studies, European Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies and Master of Arts (MA) programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, European Studies, French Studies, and Crossways in Cultural Narratives.

The applicant must have strong academic qualifications in teaching and scholarship, relevant experience in university administration, the ability to work well in a collegial and consultative atmosphere, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. The Director will work closely with the College Dean, the Associate Deans, the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, and other Chairs/Directors for the benefit of the School and of the College. It will be essential for the Director to maintain effective communication between the School and the College. The Director will work to encourage the School's growth, manage its affairs in accordance with the overall strategic plans of the College and the University, and articulate the School's academic vision to the University community and beyond. The Director will take on a key role in managing staff in the School and work with the Senior Development of the College on alumni and development. More generally, the Director will also provide the high level of leadership and energy necessary to facilitate personal and institutional goals in the years ahead.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on January 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Samantha Brennan Chair, College of Arts University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

Email: samantha.brennan@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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Established in 1964, the University of Guelph is a mid-sized comprehensive university offering a broad range of academic options - more than 85 majors - allowing students great flexibility. U of G welcomes over 1,400 international students from over 100...