Assistant Professor in German

Farmville, Virginia
Oct 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Professor in German

Department of English and Modern Languages

Full-time, Tenure-track Faculty, Position # F0182


Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track assistant professorship in German to begin August 2018. 

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one- hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.

Candidates must have a terminal degree at the time of application and be a strong generalist able to teach all levels of German language, literature, and culture. The successful candidate will also be able to teach classes in the Core Curriculum and possess a strong record of program building in terms of recruitment, retention, and innovation. The normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Interest in study abroad and the ability to complement existing programs both within and outside the department are also desirable. Fluency in German and English required.

Salary is commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  Successful criminal background check is required.  The deadline to apply is November 1. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

A complete application will include a letter of interest, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. While the letters of recommendation will arrive under separate cover, other materials should be forwarded as a single .pdf attachment to:

Lisa Seamster
Department of English and Modern Languages
Longwood University
Farmville, VA 23909

Please also submit a Release of Information form: and “EEO Data Collection Form” ( (the EEO form is voluntary). These two documents should be sent to (indicate position #F0182): 


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Longwood University

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