Department Chair Search
The Department of English invites applications for the position of Chair to lead a department of 33 full-time faculty members and 30 part-time instructors. A dynamic program featuring award-winning teachers who publish actively in a wide variety of fields, we offer undergraduate and Master’s degrees in English in areas including literary studies, creative and professional writing, composition and rhetoric, and cinema studies. We serve approximately 300 majors, 100 minors, and 70 graduate students at a public comprehensive university of over 15,000 students. This search is open to candidates in all fields; however, candidates in Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, and/or English Education are especially encouraged to apply. The chair position is a twelve-month, tenured position at the associate or full professor rank. Required qualifications include:
- PhD or MFA in English or related field
- Record of scholarly and/or creative accomplishment and success in teaching
- Experience in academic administration desired sufficient for running a large department with complex responsibilities in supporting literature, writing, English education, and general education curricula
- Familiarity with the needs of English undergraduate and graduate programs
- Ability to address the mission and vision of the university
- Commitment to public engagement
Applicants should submit a complete dossier online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15611 containing an initial letter of application, CV, and letters from three professional references addressed to Dr. John Alberti, Chair, Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community. Northern Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Search Committee Members
Dr. John Alberti, Chair
Dr. Jennifer Cellio
Dr. Ken Jones, Chair of Department of Theater and Dance, External Member
Mr. Stephen Leigh
Mr. P. Andrew Miller
Ms. Autumn Shuler, Student Representative
Dr. Kristine Yohe
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