University of Maryland Baltimore County Job Ad: Intercultural Communication

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is filling a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in intercultural communication in any of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. The department has been a pioneer in incorporating intercultural communication into its language pedagogy, enriching both the fields of language pedagogy and intercultural communication.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in intercultural training, other areas of critical intercultural communication, and language courses in the selected candidate’s modern language at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will also participate in the supervision of theses and scholarly papers in the department’s interdisciplinary MA program in Intercultural Communication.

UMBC has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We are especially proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract equally diverse faculty. Successful candidates must be able to work in a multicultural environment and support diversity and inclusion reflecting our student body. Furthermore, the successful candidate should embrace our vision and mission, and be committed to inclusive excellence and diversityMembers of minority groups, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are searching for a candidate with expertise in any of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. Candidates should have in hand a PhD in intercultural communication or a closely related field, experience in intercultural training, and native or near-native proficiency in at least one of the modern languages above. We welcome applications from applied linguistics, translation and transcultural studies, critical intercultural communication, and other fields that engage with intercultural modern language studies. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable. For more information about the MLLI department and the INCC program, please consult

Application Instructions:
Please prepare a writing sample (one or two pages) that communicates a vision for the history, theories, and methodologies of the field as well as your agenda for research, teaching, training, service, and outreach.

Please submit all materials (including a two-page letter of application, CV, writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts and three letters of reference) via Interfolio (position number 36255) by October 15, 2016. For questions, please contact:

Dr. Edward Larkey, Search Committee Chair (larkey[at]
Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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