Postdoctoral Scholar of German Language and Literature
HUMANITIES & ARTS
Teach German courses, advise German minors, majors and HUA students. Conduct research in field.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Principal Duty and Responsibility
Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar of German language and literature. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. We are seeking applicants with experience and ability in language teaching as well as strong scholarly promise in their chosen field, preferably German studies, 19th or 20th-century literature, second-language pedagogy, literary translation, or any combination thereof.
German faculty at WPI belong to a multi-disciplinary Department of Humanities and Arts. In addition to a three-semester DaF sequence, we teach advanced courses in literature, culture and civilization, and film. WPI also has a one-semester exchange program with the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung in Konstanz and an active German Club. More information can be found at http://www.wpi.edu/academics/Depts/HUA/FL/index.html.
Faculty in the Humanities and Arts are established scholars in their fields and play a significant role in the university’s nationally known global studies program and project-based curriculum. Faculty collaborate with various regional institutions, including Worcester’s WICN Public Radio, the Worcester Art Museum, Harvard Medical School, Berklee College of Music, and the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 60 research institutions by US News & World Report.
The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe, an approach repeatedly cited for excellence by The Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review.
We plan to conduct initial interviews over Skype and bring finalists to campus early in 2014. Interested candidates should apply online via PeopleAdmin, including a cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching and research interests, and sample of scholarly or creative work; at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation must also be sent by references. All materials should be received by February 3, 2014. For further information about the position, please contact Kristin Boudreau, Department Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary is competitive and includes an excellent fringe benefit package.
Additional information about the Humanities and Arts Department can be found at http://www.wpi.edu/academics/Depts/HUA/
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by September 2014.
To apply, please visit: http://careers.wpi.edu/postings/997
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