The Chair of the English Department is the academic and chief administrative officer of the department. She/he is charged with leading the faculty and staff in advancing the department’s research/scholarship, teaching, and service mission. The Chair is responsible for leading recruitment, retention, and assessment of programs within the department. She/he works with constituents to develop the departmental vision, develop a strategic plan, and achieve departmental goals. The Chair is also charged with promoting the Department through alumni and donor engagement, and ensuring the quality and competitiveness of its graduates.
The Chair reports to and works collaboratively with the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. This is a 12-month position.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The University provides a wide range of educational opportunities from bachelor's to doctoral degrees in both traditional and online environments. With an emphasis on preeminence in STEM and a commitment to excellence in all its educational, research, and outreach programs, North Carolina A&T fosters a climate of economic competitiveness that prepares students for the global society.
A&T's Department of English offers an undergraduate major and minor and two graduate degrees (M.A. and M.A.T.). This department teaches students how to think critically as well as how to understand and communicate in a diverse world. Degree programs in English are: BA in English, MA in English and African American Literature, BS in Secondary Education (English Education), and the MA in Teaching (English).
Internal job number: 000944
A doctoral degree in English and an established record of teaching, research/scholarship, and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor.
The preferred candidate will have a specialty in one of the following areas: Rhetoric and Composition, African American Literature, English Literature, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Technical Writing or a closely-related specialty. In addition, the preferred candidate will have significant prior administrative and management experience, good communication skills and a commitment to student success and promoting a diverse and inclusive culture.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will b...e an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!