Head, Department of Applied Linguistics

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Head, Department of Applied Linguistics

The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Applied Linguistics. The position is to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, with an anticipated start date fall of 2021, with flexibility.

Applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with a senior appointment at a major research university, demonstrate administrative experience or evidence of administrative potential, have the ability to manage the on-going grant and development activities of the department, and the flexibility to lead a multi-disciplinary unit with existing and potential partnerships with multiple graduate programs across the college. The Dean is prepared to make investments commensurate with maintaining and improving the department's national and international reputation. Applicants may have joint appointments in other units in the College of the Liberal Arts. A named professorship is possible as commensurate with the applicant's credentials and standing in the field. A Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field is required. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Candidates for Professor should have an outstanding publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Duties will involve leading the Department of Applied Linguistics, which includes a combination of administrative duties, teaching and research, based on the candidate's qualifications. Candidates for Associate Professor should have a significant publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Duties will involve leading the Department of Applied Linguistics, which includes a combination of administrative duties, teaching and research, based on the candidate's qualifications.

Interested parties should submit a formal letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three to five references at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The search will be conducted remotely. For more information about our department, please visit our website at https://aplng.la.psu.edu/.

For additional information please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Celeste Kinginger, Professor of Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University, 302 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802, or email cxk37@psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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