Open Rank, Tenure Track in German Studies

Lewisburg, PA
Sep 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open rank, ABD considered, with a focus on German-Jewish literature and culture post-1800 to begin August 2018. Dedication to the beginning and intermediate German language sequence is essential. The successful candidate will teach courses in beginning and intermediate German, as well as courses in the target language on German-Jewish literature and culture. Furthermore, the successful candidate will teach courses in English on German-Jewish literature and culture. The successful candidate should show an interest in collaborating with faculty in related disciplines on a potentially team-taught course and be willing to teach a first-year, writing-intensive seminar. We seek a teacher-scholar who will be able to develop the German Studies Program within the department and contribute to the interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Program. Native or near-native fluency in German and experience teaching German at the college level are required. The successful candidate should have completed a Ph.D. in German or related field by time of appointment, ABD considered, and show scholarly potential in German-Jewish literature or culture.

In order to be considered for the position candidates will have to submit all application materials before the deadline of October 15, 2017. Application materials include a CV, statements that address your experience and potential as a teacher, your scholarly interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications are only accepted online through Bucknell's Career Center.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.