The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an outstanding scholar as Department Chair. The position is a twelve-month appointment, beginning July 1, 2020. Candidates must have a PhD in an area of Writing Studies/Rhetoric or related field; an exemplary record of teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; a strong record of scholarship (e.g. publications, a program of research in alignment with Departmental mission and goals); and credentials commensurate for appointment at the rank of a tenured full professor. Additional required qualifications include the following:
*Previous administrative experience (e.g. program, center, chair, or college) *A commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion within the department and college; *The ability to provide academic leadership in support of the department and college's mission; *The ability to develop and carry out a clear vision for sustained growth in scholarly and academic programs that enhance departmental visibility nationally and internationally; *The ability to work closely with the faculty to promote the highest level of excellence in research, teaching, and service; *The ability to facilitate faculty efforts at seeking external grant support; *Evidence of a commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate education; and *The ability to supervise the allocation of physical, budgetary, and support staff resources.
The initial appointment as Chair is for five years.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Desired qualifications include experience with program review and assessment, success in securing external funding and grantsmanship, a commitment to shared governance and consensus building, and an interest in research mentorship with junior faculty and graduate students.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.