Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 7, 2023

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Associate or Full Professor

Job Description:


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. The Chair serves as (1) chief administrative officer of the department, calling and presiding at departmental meetings, and supervising day-to-day activities, (2) coordinator of all aspects of the academic program, such as degree requirements, curricular offerings, catalog announcements, class scheduling, and faculty teaching assignments, (3) chief financial officer of the department, preparing budgets and supervising all receipts of money and expenditures, (4) hiring authority for all searches for new faculty and staff members, (5) evaluator of faculty and staff performance and coordinator of merit pay decisions; (6) liaison to the office of the Dean of the College. Open only to current tenured members of departmental faculty.

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:


Associate or Full Professor

This is a time-limited appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open only to current tenured UF faculty members.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application not to exceed two single-spaced pages, (2) a current CV, and (3) contact information for three references (of whom at least two must be faculty members at the University of Florida). In the letter, please address your qualifications and preparation for this position, as well as your vision for the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities, and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

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