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Associate Professor and Department Chair

Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, Duquesne University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Language and field of specialization open
AOC Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures
AOC categories Early Modern Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Philosophy of Language
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number MAC-57804
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date July 2019
Job description

The newly merged Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures invites applications for the tenured position of Department Chair, beginning in July 2019, at the rank of Associate Professor. Language and field of specialization open. The department offers B.A. degrees in Spanish, Modern Languages, Latin, and Classical Civilizations, and offers minors in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin, and Classical Civilizations. Culture and/or language courses are also available in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.  The new hire will join 10 full-time departmental faculty.


  • The Department Chair will provide visionary and progressive leadership and demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
  • The chair will implement department policy and goals, foster an environment of mutual respect and inclusiveness, and spearhead long- and short-term planning.

Specific required duties include:

  • Curriculum development and assessment, course scheduling, full-time and contingent faculty recruitment and advisement
  • Professional development facilitation for faculty, staff, and students
  • Annual faculty performance evaluations
  • Expansion of study-abroad and language immersion initiatives
  • Community and global outreach, student recruitment, alumni relations, coordination of educational and cultural activities for all department programs
  • Management of the department budget and personnel
  • The chair will represent and communicate departmental interests to administrators and across disciplines and assume other leadership functions as needed.
  • The expected teaching load is two courses per semester.


  • A Ph.D. from an accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. institution is required, preferably in Classics, Spanish, French, Italian, or German, or, in exceptional cases, a related field.
  • A distinguished record of scholarly activity appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor is expected, as are an active research agenda, proactive management skills, and a proven commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Prior academic administrative leadership responsibility at the program level or higher is preferred.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflect contemporary society, serve our academic goals and enrich our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC(http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in confidence. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit the following application documents to http://apply.interfolio.com/57804.

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three confidential professional letters of recommendation

Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2019. Questions about this position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Kern at kernj@duq.edu.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.interfolio.com/57804
Hard deadline January 20, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts
Contact name Marla D. Bradford
Contact email
Contact phone 412.396.1403
Time created November 20, 2018, 11:26am EST
Scheduled expiry date January 20, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Last updated November 20, 2018, 11:26am EST
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