***INTERNAL*** Chair(.50 FTE) / Assoc Prof or Full Professor (.50 FTE)

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Position Overview


Provides leadership and oversight for all department activities, as well as fulfilling teaching, research, and service responsibilities as a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Job Description

Chairperson of Linguistics (0.50 FTE)

  • Provides oversight and leadership for all department activities.
  • Oversees all internal budgetary, administrative, and personnel matters.
  • Seeks support for the department’s mission from CLAS and other University entities.
  • Supervises and reviews the department’s faculty and professional, academic, and University support staff.
  • Helps faculty develop and enhance research and educational relationships between the department and other units across the College and University, as well as with agencies outside the University, governmental, public, or private.
  • Develops long-term planning for future leadership by cultivating/mentoring current faculty members.
  • Leads department reviews and modification of long-range planning for the department.
  • Executes College and University policy in the department.
  • Represents the department and reports to CLAS, and represents the department to other University entities.
  • Engages in alumni outreach and fundraising.

  • Faculty Member (0.50 FTE)
    20% Teaching/Advising
  • Teaches courses in his/her field of specialty.
  • Advises students, including student mentoring and providing directed readings.
  • Supervises graduate teaching assistants, as assigned.
  • Serves on committees that supervise and evaluate student progress.

  • 20% Research
  • Engages in scholarly research, including publishing appropriate peer-reviewed books and articles and presenting papers at professional conferences on a regular basis.

  • 10% Service
  • Provides general service to one’s home unit, the College, the University, the state, and the profession.

  • Required Qualifications

    Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experience in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v.

  • Tenured appointment with the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an academic leader and team builder, developing and enhancing research and educational relationships among faculty and between the unit and its affiliated units.
  • Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Strong record of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by an established program of research with the promise of continued productivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to manage interpersonal relations.

  • Preferred Qualifications

    1.    Rank of Full Professor.
    2.    Demonstrated excellence in administrative and management skills.
    3.    Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and international studies in teaching, research, and service.
    4.    Experience with KU and KUCR administrative procedures.
    5.    Experience in seeking outside funding and managing multiple projects.

    Additional Candidate Instruction


    Computer application package consists of the following: (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experience in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV, and (3) a list of 3 professional references.

    Application deadline is December 12, 2020.  Please apply by this date for consideration.

    In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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    Anticipated Start Date


    Conditions of Employment

    Limited Term, Serve at the Pleasure

    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Limited Term End Date


    Advertised Salary Range

    Chairperson compensation consists of an administrative supplement added to the academic-year (9-month) salary & additional summer salary compensation; the supplement & summer salary is removed when the chairperson steps down from the administrative role


    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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