The University of Mary is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the full-time position of Chair of the Division of Language Arts, beginning fall 2014. The Division of Language Arts resides in the School of Arts and Sciences and houses English, Communication, Modern Languages, Classical Languages, Art, Theater, The Summit student newspaper, and Holograph (that publishes student and faculty poetry, photography, and literature). The Division Chair duties include overseeing program directors, programs, budgeting, scheduling, and faculty.
Preference will be given to candidates with five or more years of full time university teaching experience and three or more years of administrative experience (e.g. departmental chair). Applicants must be scholars who are enthusiastic for teaching and demonstrate support for the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine identity and mission [www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php] of the University of Mary. Teaching needs dictate that the candidate be qualified for one of the following four areas:
1. Ph.D. in English who is a generalist, capable of teaching a variety of composition and literature courses. The ideal candidate will have both credentials and teaching experience in the area of English Language and Linguistics.
2. Ph.D. in Communication with generalist capabilities who can contribute across a broad curriculum that includes classes in video production, journalism, public relations, converging media, graphic design, web design, media ecology, and oral communications. Candidate needs to demonstrate experience and/or scholarly interest in digital media production or video production.
3. Ph.D. in English, with generalist capabilities who could teach a variety of composition and literature courses at the undergraduate level, and with enduring and demonstrable interest in the Catholic literary tradition.
4. Ph.D. in a field related to speech, art, literature, or theater, with capabilities of directing Theater and Musical productions.
With over 3000 students, the University of Mary is situated on a 100-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Missouri river in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community with a reach of 120,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. Bismarck is experiencing unprecedented growth fueled by energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and health care. The University of Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and offers 45 undergraduate programs, six graduate programs, and one doctoral program.
Applications should include a letter of interest that includes a brief overview of qualifications and addresses the applicant’s compatibility with the University’s mission and identity, official or unofficial transcripts, and a current Curriculum Vitae with a minimum of three references including telephone numbers, email, and mailing addresses. (References will only be contacted after a candidate has been selected as a finalist.) Additional information about the University of Mary can be found at www.umary.edu.
Send application materials preferably by email to Dr. David Fleischacker, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Mary, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND, 58504 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin February 12th and continue until a suitable candidate has been hired. EEO/AA employer.