[MGSA-L] FW: JOB OPPORTUNITY: Macricostas Visiting Endowed Chair of Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies for Spring 2012

Syrimis, George george.syrimis at yale.edu
Mon Oct 10 07:56:16 PDT 2011

The Macricostas Visiting Endowed Chair of Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies
School of Arts & Sciences
Spring 2012

Western Connecticut State University is seeking candidates for The Macricostas Visiting Endowed Chair of Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies for the Spring 2012 semester.  In conjunction with the Dean of Arts & Sciences and the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Culture and Values, the Chair shall bring students, faculty, and the larger community together for the pursuit of Hellenic and/or Modern Greek scholarship.

During this one-semester appointment, the holder of this distinguished chair will teach two courses in his/her area of specialty as well as deliver two public lectures or programs. These lectures or programs, along with exemplary student work, will be published as the Macricostas Hellenic and Modern Greek Archive. Additionally, the Chair will be expected to be available for informal interaction with students and faculty. Although, the Chair will be free to pursue research projects, he/she will be responsible for developing and fostering relationships with the local community. These activities may take the form of participation in presentations, consulting with local and area agencies and organizations, and regional and national professional association conferences. The Chair will support and participate in student organization activities and perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary. Office space, related budget, and travel funds will be provided, as well as shared access to clerical support.


  *   Doctorate or terminal degree in an academic discipline related to Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies is required; specific academic discipline is open
  *   Prior successful teaching experience in a higher education environment
  *   Excellent communication skills
  *   Individuals with equivalent experience and background qualifications will be considered
  *   A record of distinguished scholarship or public service will be important criteria for this position

Application Process:  Visiting scholars are encouraged to apply.  To apply, send letter of application detailing professional related experience that corresponds with the requested qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three professional references to:  Dr. Abbey Zink, Interim Dean of Arts & Sciences, at zinka at wcsu.edu or WCSU, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810.   Salary:  Negotiable, excellent benefits package.   Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Anticipated starting date:  17 January 2012.

Western Connecticut State University is located in Danbury, a city in Fairfield County, 50 miles north of New York City. The University is located on two campuses and serves over 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. Western is one of four comprehensive universities that comprise the Connecticut State University System. Western is divided into the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Professional Studies, School of Visual and Performing Arts, and Ancell School of Business.

Abbey Zink, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

E-mail:  Zinka at wcsu.edu
Telephone:  203.837.8839 or 203.837.9400

Web page:  www.wcsu.edu/sas
"A&S at WCSU" blog:  http://aswcsu.blogspot.com

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