Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic,Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University seeks to fill one full-time instructor or assistant professor position in German language for the fall semester 2017. Duties will include teaching three German language courses. The position will begin August 16, 2017.

The German Program offers an MA, PhD and major and minor undergraduate degrees. The MSU German faculty is nationally recognized for contributions in the fields of literary, cultural, linguistics, and pedagogical scholarship. In 2013, our program was recognized as an AATG German Center of Excellence for its innovative approach to both undergraduate and graduate curricula. Successful candidates will enrich the experience of the students, while benefiting from a supportive community that includes the Center for Language Teaching Advancement ( and the Center for Language Education and Research (a national Language Resource Center) ( 

Required Degree

A master's degree -German language, literature and culture

Desired Degree

A doctorate- German Language, Literature and culture

Minimum Requirements

Required are at least an M.A. in German language, literature and culture; experience in teaching American college students; training in proficiency approaches; and native or near native fluency in both German and English. 

Rank is determined by highest degree; with a Master’s degree required for an instructor position and a PhD required for an assistant professor position.  All degrees must be confirmed by a degree-granting institution by the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in teaching various levels of German and familiarity with computer-assisted language learning is preferred. 

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three names of references for us to solicit letters, a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, if available.

Applications must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State Human Resources web site

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on July 14, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Professor Tom Lovik (, Chair of the German Language Instructor Search Committee, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University, 619Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation

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