Chair, Department of World Languages & Literatures

  • California State University, San Bernardino, World Languages and Literatures Department
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time   Humanities: Other Languages & Literature

Job Description

Chair, Department of World Languages & Literatures
California State University, San Bernardino

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The appointment will be as a tenured Associate or Full Professor with a Full time, three-year appointment as Department Chair (subject to renewal) to begin August 1, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate a sustained record of scholarship, teaching excellence and professional service. This is an Open Rank position.

The successful candidate will have effective leadership, administrative, problem-solving, and people skills; have a commitment to maintaining a strong department; demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduates and M.A. students; maintain a fair and encouraging environment for students, staff, and faculty, and represent the department within the university. The successful candidate is expected to be knowledgeable about current issues in language learning and the use of technology to support curricular innovations.

The Chair will work collaboratively with the faculty to provide leadership in executing a shared vision for the department and provide guidance in long-term planning for faculty professional involvement and development. The Chair will mentor faculty in effectively meeting their responsibilities in scholarship, teaching, and service, and work with the faculty to create course schedules that serve the needs of the students. The Chair will responsibly oversee the budget, support and encourage student success, create partnerships in the community and celebrate faculty, staff and student achievements.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Spanish is required by time of appointment. A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of university students, faculty and staff. Scholarly credentials warranting tenure as an Associate or Full Professor.


Application Details

To apply please submit the following required documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of application that describes:
    1. Academic administrative experience and philosophy
    2. Teaching experience and philosophy
    3. Research and/or scholarship record and future interests
  3. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  4. Reference list - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
  5. A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretations of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

California State University, San Bernardino is committed to improving our University's diversity with regard to race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, culture, and physical ability.
Information regarding CSUSB's Department of World Languages and Literatures can be found at
Formal review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is

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Salary is commensurate with experience.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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