World Languages & Cultures Teaching Positions
Position Summary: Interim Director, BGSU Salzburg, and Instructor, German; Department of World Languages and Cultures. Full-time, non-tenure track, one year non-renewable.
The Interim 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 Interim 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. Start date: 08/19/2019.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
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.
-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;
- Experience with budgeting processes;
- Evidence of time management and organizational skills;
- Experience collaborating with internal and/or external partners;
- 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).
- 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 interest or experience in a collaborative approach to curricular and co-curricular program development;
- Demonstrated interest or experience with experiential learning models such as service-learning, community engagement, internships, and education abroad.
Additional Information: Credentials Required for Application
Application materials should work together to address the candidate’s qualifications, and only complete applications will be considered.
1) letter of application;
2) current curriculum vitae;
3) statement of teaching/student mentorship philosophy;
4) names and contact information 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).
BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and to pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.
For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Edgar Landgraf, World Languages and Cultures, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Additional contact person: Dr. Philip S. Peek, Chair, World Languages and Cultures.
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. 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.
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 (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.