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Associate/Full Professor and Department Chair for Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Tenure Status
Tenure Track with Administrative Duties

Provide Rank: Associate or Full Professor

Position Number: 046401

Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures - 250250

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in one of the areas instructed in the department or in a closely-related field.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in English and another language.
  • Proven ability to work productively with a diverse group of faculty and students.
  • Previous administrative skills and experience in a higher education context.
  • Teaching experience in an area relevant to the department.
  • Evidence of a solid record in research, scholarly or creative activities.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Vision for support of all departmental programs and their continued growth.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with faculty or programs outside the department.
  • Potential to manage enrollment, scheduling, and staffing to support program quality.
  • Familiarity with policies pertaining to student privacy, students and faculty with disabilities, and international travel/teaching/research.
  • Commitment to supporting and promoting research, scholarly, and creative endeavors by faculty and students.
  • Experience in community and alumni outreach and commitment to cultivating a stronger relationship between our department and the community at large.
License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to a diverse faculty. The department offers a variety of courses in language, culture, literature, and linguistics; these courses support General Education as well as the department's programs, which include Bachelor's degrees in East Asian Languages and Cultures, French and Francophone Studies, German, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and initial licensure programs for K-12 French and Spanish teachers. The department also offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and TESL/Applied Linguistics, two years of instruction in Latin and Portuguese, and graduate programs in French and Spanish K-12 and College Teaching.

The department collaborates with the Honors College, the International Business program, the Reich College of Education, and the interdisciplinary Global Studies program within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department also works closely with Appalachian's Office of International Education and Development, offering short-term faculty-led programs abroad and a large number of semester- and year-long exchange programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide vision and day-to-day leadership in a multi-language department for a diverse faculty and student body.
  • Teach in one of the areas instructed in the department.
  • Advise students and mentor faculty.
  • Maintain an agenda of scholarly or creative activity.
  • Represent the department within the university and to outside constituencies.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 12

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position at the university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Date: 11/18/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 07/01/2022

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes:
1. Letter of Interest describing your experience, qualifications, commitment to diversity, and interest in the position.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Vision Statement: Short (maximum 2 page) statement describing the candidate's vision for a multi-language and multicultural department within the university.

Contact Information for three references will be requested from candidates who advance to the next level.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144
ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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