Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Director, SOLAL (Internal)

College: College of Arts

Department: School of Languages and Literatures

Date Posted: October 23, 2018
Deadline: November 12, 2018
Please reference AD #18-62

Position Description:

Applicants are sought for the position of Director, School of Languages and Literatures, in the College of Arts at the University of Guelph.

Applicants will be at Senior Associate or Full Professor rank and hold a PhD in a Modern Language discipline relevant to the School’s language areas, or in Classical Studies. Fluency in one or more of the languages taught in the School is essential. Candidates will have strong academic qualifications in teaching and scholarship, relevant experience in university administration, the ability to work well in a collegial and consultative atmosphere, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. The Director will work closely with the College Dean and other Chairs/Directors for the benefit of the School and of the College. The Director will maintain effective communication between the School and the College, and between him/herself and the members of the School. The Director will also provide the high level of leadership and energy necessary to realize the goals of the School.

The Director will be responsible for guiding the School’s growth, managing its affairs in accordance with the strategic plans of the College and the University, and articulating the School’s academic vision particularly in relation to the University’s commitment to internationalism. The mandate is for a five-year period starting June 30, 2019. Responsibilities and conditions around the position of Director are outlined in Article 20 of the Collective Agreement.

Application Process

Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application outlining his/her qualifications for this position as well as a current curriculum vitae by Monday, November 12, 2018 to:

Dr. Samantha Brennan, Dean
MacKinnon Extension 0005, College of Arts
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

Inquiries should be directed to: samantha.brennan@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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