Assistant Professor of German Studies

Gettysburg, PA
Aug 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Department of German Studies at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018. Area of specialization is open; candidates should be well versed in German Studies with the ability to teach a broad range of German language, literature, and culture courses from the Enlightenment to the present. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, maintaining an active research program, and participating in the shared governance of the Department and College. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to teach in the broader College curriculum through interdisciplinary courses and our First-Year Seminar program.

Qualifications :

We seek an outstanding teacher who is able to relate to and inspire undergraduate students. A Ph.D. in German Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment is preferred. Native or near-native command of German and English, evidence of teaching excellence, and an active research agenda are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach across disciplines and connect to other departments and programs. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the diversity of the campus curriculum and our community.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at:

Submit a curriculum vitae; cover letter, addressed to Professor Kerry Wallach, Chair, Department of German Studies; teaching statement, which should include a list of courses taught and a list of proposed courses; sample syllabi; and email addresses for at least three professional references. After the applicant completes the on-line application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.  Applications and letters of recommendation received by November 1, 2017, will receive fullest consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Wallach:

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