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Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities

East Carolina University, Foreign Languages and Literatures Department

Job Title: Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities
Job Location: Greenville , NC
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-12-20
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities
East Carolina University

Vacancy #: 949040
Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures ( is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. It is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that offers concentration programs in Classics, French, German, Global Studies, Hispanic Studies, Russian, and Foreign Language Education, as well as language courses in Japanese. Faculty also teach classes for the Master of Arts in International Studies ( and are expecting approval by UNC's General Administration of a new M.A. in Hispanic Studies.

East Carolina University (, a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles from the Atlantic coast.

Job Duties

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University invites applications for the Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities. This special one-year appointment starts August 13, 2018, and ends May15, 2019. The faculty member appointed will be hired at the rank of Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor.

Expectations for the professorship include: teaching one course per term in the Foreign Languages and Literatures program in the candidate's area(s) of expertise and contributing through workshops and public lectures to conversations relating to the humanities. The person appointed will act as an advocate for the importance of studying languages, literatures, and cultures, and will engage not only with students and faculty in the Department, College, and University, but also with the East Carolina community at large.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education/Experience

Applicants must have speaking fluency in English, a doctorate or equivalent degree in a foreign language or related discipline, such as romance languages, classical studies, or foreign language education, a distinguished record of publication, and a demonstrated commitment to humanistic endeavors.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Preference will be given to candidates with a history of university engagement and participation in academic programming and community building. Candidates selected for pre-campus and campus interviews should be prepared to speak about their plans to use the funds associated with the professorship.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applications must be submitted online at, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests (including plans to engage with students and faculty in the humanities), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of and contact information for three current references. Applicants should also arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Whichard Search Committee, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, East Carolina University, 3324 Bate Building, Mail Stop 556, Greenville, NC 27858. An official transcript and three letters of reference with original signature are required upon employment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Additional Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 949040 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Greenville , NC 27858
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