Assistant Professor of German

Kennesaw, GA
Jun 02, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of German

Department of Foreign Languages

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of German faculty position in the Department of Foreign Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Position Responsibilities:

The Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in German/German Studies (area of specialization open) beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in German language and culture at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as well as courses to support the major and minor in accordance with the candidate's specialty. Commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience:

A Ph.D. in German/German Studies or the foreign equivalent is required at time of appointment, as well as a record of effective university teaching via an integrated approach and demonstrated potential for research and service. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. The candidate should have native or nearnative fluency in German as well as in English and a demonstrated ability to teach and work within a culturally and an ethnically diverse community.

Other qualities include:

  • Commitment to participate in and develop further community engagement initiatives, including current programs held at the KSU Campus and beyond in local and international settings.
  • Commitment to support the German Studies program and the department in program assessment and curriculum review.

The College of Humanities and Social Science at Kennesaw State University is the largest and the most academically diverse college at Kennesaw State. With 35 full-time and more than 40 part-time faculty members, the Department of Foreign Languages offers a B.A. in Modern Language and Culture, with a primary language of Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Minors are available in Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classical Studies, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Lusophone Studies, and Spanish. The Department is also expanding programs in Japanese, Korean, and Latin, and offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, and Russian.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Georgia is an Open Records state.


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