Eirik Børve Professor in Modern Languages


This endowed position is meant to foster methodological and technological innovation in foreign language instruction at Case Western Reserve University. It is part of a larger gift that supports promoting internationalization at the university. The Eirik Børve Professor will have resources available to develop a vision to advance the teaching and learning of foreign languages.


The position is open to candidates with expertise in foreign language pedagogy and cultural instruction in today’s challenging and rapidly changing world. Candidates should also have experience developing programs within new technological environments. Applicants should have a specialization in one of the modern languages offered by the department, should hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, and should have established a significant record of professional achievement. The selected candidate is expected to be committed to advancing the missions of the department and the university and to working with diverse faculty, staff, and students.


Application Instructions

Submit a letter of application, CV, a one-page diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The one-page diversity statement should explain how the applicant’s research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. The statement should also reflect how the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University. Candidates should submit their applications through the University’s Interfolio portal at http://apply.interfolio.com/114637. The position will remain open until filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past ten years, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts & Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 to request a reasonable accommodation.

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