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Assistant Teaching Professor - World Languages and Cultures - German-Salzburg Director
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
11/04/2019
12/04/2019
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

Director, BGSU Salzburg, and Assistant Teaching Professor, German; Department of World Languages and Cultures. Full-time, qualified-rank (non-tenure track), fiscal year appointment. The director will lead and supervise BGSU Austria programs on-site in Salzburg, promote student success through effective instruction and academic guidance, and maintain good working relations between BGSU and the Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg (PLUS). The Director will work in coordination with the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the College of Arts and Sciences, and International Programs and Partnerships. The position demands leadership ability, intellectual acumen, experience with budget planning, intercultural competence, flexibility, creativity, diplomacy, and patience.

Provide on-site leadership and supervision of BGSU abroad programs in Salzburg, including on-site orientation, course scheduling, co-curricular planning, budget planning and reporting, communication with BGSU, and emergency response/support;
Promote student success through effective instruction and academic guidance, including course instruction in line with expertise and program needs, facilitation of a regular experiential learning colloquium, advising and mentorship of program undergraduate and graduate students, guidance to PLUS students interested in study at BGSU;
Facilitate inter-institutional partnership, including maintenance of good relations with the Department of English and American Studies, the PLUS International Office, and the Office of the Rector.
Manage communications with the Austrian Fulbright Office, the Mozarteum, the Fachhochschule Salzburg (University of Applied Sciences) and other entities with which BGSU Salzburg has ties.
Serve as a liaison between BGSU Salzburg and BGSU International Programs and Partnerships for the developing of the Austria internship program. This role extends to other official partnerships that may form in the future.
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in German Studies, European Studies, or related area (e. g., History, Music, or Political Science with a European focus);
Experience as an instructor of record teaching classes in German Studies, European Studies, or a related area (e. g., History, Music, or Political Science with a European focus) at the undergraduate or graduate level;
Work-related experience with study abroad;
Work-related experience managing budgets; 
Proficiency in German that equates to a level of “Superior” or higher on the proficiency scale of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) or “C1” or higher within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Proficiency in English that equates to a level of “C1” or higher within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
 
Preferred Qualifications 
Doctoral degree in German Studies, European Studies, or related area (e. g., History, Music, or Political Science with a European focus). 
Work experience at university systems in the USA and Europe as a faculty member or staff member with administrative responsibilities; 
Demonstrated experience with experiential learning models such as service-learning, community engagement, internships, or education abroad;
Demonstrated experience in a collaborative approach to curricular and co-curricular program development;
Experience collaborating with internal and/or external partners.
 
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2020

Credentials Required for Application
Application materials should work together to address the candidate’s qualifications, and only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) letter of application; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching/student mentorship philosophy; 4) names and addresses of three individuals who will provide original letters of reference that address the candidate’s teaching and administrative abilities (dated within past year); and 5) a transcript indicating highest degree earned (an official transcript is required for employment). 

Further Information:
For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Edgar Landgraf (elandgr@bgsu.edu), World Languages and Cultures, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Additional contact person: Dr. Philip S. Peek, Chair, World Languages and Cultures.

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and to pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.  

Information about Program and College
BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu.
 
World Languages and Cultures is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, which encompasses seventeen schools and academic departments as well as an additional number of formally organized program areas. The academic departments span the range of the traditional disciplines in the arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences. Committed to diversity and to inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students, World Languages and Cultures strives to provide its students with the best possible undergraduate and Masters-level graduate education through the diversity of its core offerings and through its cooperation with interdisciplinary programs leading to a practical, liberal education. The Department is integrally connected with a range of education abroad programs at BGSU, including the year abroad programs in Salzburg, Austria, and Alcalá de Henares, Spain.  https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/world-languages-and-cultures.html

The Bowling Green State University Presence in Austria: Vision Statement
Anchored in the partnership between Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS) and driven by the partners’ shared mission, the BGSU presence in Austria will define itself through strategically aligned, transformative global learning opportunities for students and through transatlantic, collaborative research that generates new knowledge and serves the public good. 

The BGSU Austria Programs Office at the University of Salzburg 
The BGSU Austria Programs Office at the University of Salzburg (abbreviated BGSU Salzburg) exists to sustain and invigorate the partnership between BGSU and PLUS and to foster the growth of global learning opportunities for students and faculty. BGSU Salzburg supports and administers the BGSU education abroad programs in Salzburg, offers guidance to PLUS students seeking to study at BGSU, and cooperates with BGSU’s International Programs and Partnerships (Education Abroad office) on the Bowling Green campus to provide internships and other opportunities across Austria and Europe. BGSU Salzburg seeks to advance the partner universities’ shared objectives of building new knowledge and preparing the next generation of intellectually engaged, interculturally competent, socially responsible global citizens. 

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. 


Short Ad as posted in External Sites
Department of World Languages and Cultures, Bowling Green State University (Main Campus).

World Languages and Cultures invites applications for a full-time directorship in Salzburg, Austria and instructorship in German. This is a fiscal year, qualified-rank (non-tenure track), renewable position. Start date is July 2020. 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in German Studies, European Studies, or related area (e. g., History, Music, or Political Science with a European focus); experience as an instructor of record teaching classes in German Studies, European Studies, or a related area (e.g., History, Music, or Political Science with a European focus); work-related experience with study abroad; work-related experience managing budgets; proficiency in German and English (equivalent to ACTFL “Superior” or CEFR “C1”).

Preferred Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in German Studies, European Studies, or related area; work experience as a faculty member or staff member with administrative responsibilities at university systems in the USA and Europe; communication, organizational and collaboration skills; demonstrated experience in a collaborative approach to curricular and co-curricular program development; demonstrated experience with experiential learning models such as service-learning, community engagement, internships, and education abroad.

Application must include: 1) letter of application; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching/student mentorship philosophy; 4) names and addresses of three individuals who will provide original letters of reference that speak to the candidate’s teaching and administrative abilities (dated within past year); and 5) a transcript indicating highest degree earned (an official transcript is required for employment). Application materials should work together to address the candidate’s qualifications. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com. Completed applications must be received by December 4, 2019. A background check and official transcripts are required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit
https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.


  

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