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UIC hiring Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

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    Mary Arnstein

    Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

    The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can provide energetic and visionary leadership as Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Director reports to the Dean of the College.

    The School ( serves as the administrative body for the following departments: Classics and Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Linguistics, and Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures.  The School also houses several undergraduate minor programs, including Arabic, Chinese, Moving Image Arts, International Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Language and Culture Learning Center. The School is staffed by more than 30 tenure-line faculty members, and over 45 lecturers.  It serves nearly 2,500 students a term annually through its Basic Language Program and has approximately 500 majors and minors as well as 125 graduate students.

    The Directorship is a full-time position involving administration, teaching, and scholarly research.  The Director serves as the chief executive officer of the School and oversees all personnel, curricular, financial, and administrative functions of the departments within it. Additionally, the Director is charged with fostering interdisciplinary research and teaching among the units of the School in literary, cultural, and linguistics theories and practices, and with promoting the best pedagogical practices in those areas as well as in the many languages covered.

    UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    To be eligible for the position an applicant must qualify for the rank of full professor in one of the School’s departments at the time of the appointment and have substantial administrative experience. The successful candidate should possess an outstanding record of achievement in research and teaching, as well as demonstrable administrative skills.

    Application Procedure:

    To apply for this position, please complete and submit an online application, which will include the names and e-mail addresses of four references, letter of application outlining applicant’s qualifications relevant for this position, and full curriculum vitae at  Click on the Job Board and then on the job link. For fullest consideration applicants must apply no later than November 2.

    Inquiries should be directed to Professor Marya Schechtman, Associate Dean, (

    The desired appointment date is August 16, 2019. Salary is competitive based on qualifications.

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.  The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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