Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Scandinavian (Swedish), at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning in the fall of 2017. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
The standard teaching load is seven 3-credit courses per year on a ten-week trimester calendar, including Swedish language courses and topics courses in translation in Scandinavian studies. The primary teaching responsibility is in Scandinavian; however, preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in teaching some courses in German language and culture. Interest in contributing to interdisciplinary programs on campus (including our General Education program, area studies programs, foreign terms) is an asset, as is willingness to engage actively with the local Scandinavian community in the Quad Cities. Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and recruiting a diverse student body, as well as ongoing professional development and growth, and engagement with and service to the campus and the department. Ph.D. strongly preferred, ABD considered. Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or creed.
Applications should be submitted electronically via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/39900) ; materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness or summary of teaching evaluations, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
Questions may be directed to the co-chair of the department, Lisa Seidlitz, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2017.