Jobs for Medievalists

Department Chair Position
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of North Texas

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of North Texas (UNT) seeks to fill the Department Chair position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2012 (classes start 8/29/12). Competitive salary. An earned doctorate in a foreign language or closely related field with a record of academic and research accomplishments are required for the position. Preference will be given to candidates in French, German, and Spanish with strong leadership experience in an academic environment. The Chair is expected to manage the Department’s administrative functions, curricula, budget, facilities, research, recruiting, and outreach. Candidates are expected to have a track record of scholarly work commensurate with appointment at a tenured Full Professor level. In addition to the administrative duties of the office, the successful candidate is expected to participate in fund-raising activities and demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

With about 36,000 students, UNT is the nation’s 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 97 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 40 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System. The University has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for 15 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost. It is listed as a “Best in the West” college by The Princeton Review.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is a fast growing, dynamic, and vibrant unit. With 35 full-time faculty, it enrolls over 60 graduate students and 400 undergraduate majors, and serves over 10,000 students annually. It offers courses in ten languages including minors in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Russian; bachelor’s degrees in French, German, and Spanish; and master’s degrees in French and Spanish. For complete qualifications and application information, please visit, and search for Foreign Languages. Screening of applications will begin on December 2, 2011 and continue until the position is closed.

With a population over six million, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton metroplex is home to a diverse population and offers a broad range of cultural activities. Further information regarding the Department may be obtained by visiting our website ( or by contacting Dr. Marie-Christine Koop, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, e-mail:, phone: 940-565-2404.

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