Lecturer of German Studies

Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 07, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of German Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin July 1, 2017.  The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will teach five courses at all levels of German language and culture and participate in department activities. Candidates are expected to possess native or near-native fluency in German and English, a Ph.D. or ABD status in German, as well as a proven record in teaching German at the undergraduate level. Applicants with an interest in digital pedagogy are especially encouraged to apply.




Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for Smith College. In your application materials, please feel free to describe how you, as a scholar, teacher or community member, would engage and sustain this commitment to diversity and inclusion. Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/41585 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2017. 


Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of German Studies may be found at http://www.smith.edu/german/.




We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.




Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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