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Chairperson of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

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Department of Modern Languages and Classics

Chairperson of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics

Ball State University

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Ball State University invites applicants for a tenured, senior faculty position. The occupant will serve as Department Chairperson for a 3-year, renewable term beginning July 2021. The successful candidate will possess a continuing commitment to effective undergraduate teaching, to a well-established research agenda, and to academic service.

As Department Chairperson, the candidate will provide leadership to a department with 15 full-time tenured and tenure-track members and 13 non-tenure track members. Teaching assignments may include introductory courses as well as upper division courses.

Position Function: Provide administrative and faculty leadership for the department and its reporting units, teach courses in general and expertise-specific areas of the discipline as negotiated with the Dean, conduct research and publish in areas of specialization; provide an example of engagement through academic, professional, and public service.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Spanish from an accredited institution. Five years of related tenure-line faculty teaching and research experience.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Spanish with a Latin speciality from an accredited institution. Specialty in Latin American literature and/or cultural studies with ability to teach both; three years of academic department, college or university administrative experience; experience as a Chairperson of an academic department or Assistant/Associate Dean of a college; substantial record of research and publication in own area(s) of specialization.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Dorothy Stegman. The option to upload samples of research is highly encouraged. Please upload 2 examples of your research as Optional Document, 1. Research Statements/Papers. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 21, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...