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[Commlist] job - Chair, Dept of Humanities, Michigan Tech
Thu Nov 14 08:35:35 GMT 2019
*Chair, Department of Humanities*
The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University is
seeking a chair to lead our multidisciplinary department in implementing
a shared vision for research and teaching excellence. The role of the
humanities is integral to our broad technological university's strategic
plan, and the chair will be responsible for supporting the department’s
new initiatives as well as its ongoing efforts to foster innovative
interdisciplinary research while advancing the graduate and
Our department worksat the intersections of communication, composition,
literature, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, visual studies,
linguistics, gender studies, and technical communication. We offer B.A.
degrees in Communication, Culture and Media; English; and Scientific and
Technical Communication; a B.S. degree in Scientific and Technical
Communication; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Rhetoric, Theory, and
Culture. (For a complete list of our major and minor degree programs,
please go to: https://www.mtu.edu/humanities/). The department is also
responsible for the university Composition Program.
Michigan Tech has recently launched nine new and exciting initiatives
that are closely associated with Humanities, including the Institute for
Policy Ethics and Culture (IPEC); Diversity and Inclusion; Education for
the 21st Century; Health and Quality of Life; and Sustainability and
initiatives broaden the Humanities Department's opportunities to shape
MTU's technological, ethical, and political involvement across the globe.
●Provide leadership in achieving excellence in teaching, research, and
●Promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.
●Advance a broad conception of the humanities that integrates multiple
●Guide advancement of the strategic plans of the Department, the
College, and the University.
●Advocate for departmental interests with administrators, alumni, and
●Supervise department faculty and staff; conduct progress reviews of
untenured faculty and make recommendations on reappointment, tenure, and
promotion cases; conduct performance reviews of all department faculty.
*Departmental Educational and Research Programs:*
●Lead efforts to recruit undergraduate and graduate students in
●Support faculty research development.
●Contribute to university advancement activities by cultivating
relationships with prospective and current donors and pursuing funding
from various agencies.
●Oversee the review and assessment of academic programs within the
●Provide leadership for the continued promotion of exchange agreements
and collaborative programs with domestic and international universities.
●Manage a diverse teaching and learning community.
●Actively mentor faculty and staff.
●Foster shared governance and transparency.
●Manage the department's finances responsibly and strategically to
achieve short- and long-term goals.
●Rank of associate or full professor
●Strong record of scholarly activity.
●Documented excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and
●Demonstrated leadership in interdisciplinary research and/or pedagogy.
●Experience leading an academic unit or program.
●Experience managing organizational budgets.
●Proactive leader with demonstrated excellence in promoting teamwork and
effective organizational strategies.
●Experience working effectively within a structure of shared governance.
●Demonstrated success in advocating for or collaborating in projects
from multiple disciplines.
●Demonstrated excellence in leading successful undergraduate and/or
●Success in securing and leading externally funded research projects.
●Experience engaging with prospective students, alumni, and corporate
*Work Environment and/or Physical Demands**:*to be provided by Human
*_The position will remain open until filled; review of applications
will begin November 18, 2019._*
Please submit application materials to:
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational
Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal
opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, one of a limited number of
universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to
increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.
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