Department Chair

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics (MLC) at the University of Alabama seeks a department Chair to begin 16 August 2020. The University of Alabama is a R1 Doctoral University that has undergone marked recent growth. MLC offers the PhD and MA in Romance Languages and the MA in German, all with concentrations in cultural studies, linguistics, or literature. It offers undergraduate major concentrations in Classical Civilization, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and Spanish, with minors in those languages plus Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. MLC maintains a strong Critical Languages program, a growing Arabic program, and contributes to numerous interdisciplinary majors and minors. The department also offers double majors for students in Business and Engineering.

We seek a dynamic and forward-looking Chair with a compelling vision for our department and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Required qualification: PhD (or the equivalent) in one of the disciplines represented in MLC. A scholarly record allowing for appointment at the rank of Professor preferred. Experience with administration and with graduate programs preferred. Please send a letter outlining your qualifications and vision, plus a CV and the names and contact information of at least three references, to:

Professor Thomas C. Fox
MLC Chair Search Committee
Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Box 870246
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0246

The committee will begin evaluating applications on 1 December and continue until the position is filled.


More information can be found on The University of Alabama's website.


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