Madison, WI
Oct 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92291-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 92291-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor of German



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD or equivalent in hand at the time of application preferred; PhD or equivalent in hand by the start of the appointment (August 20th, 2018) required with specialization in historical Germanic linguistics.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Near-native proficiency in German required. Experience teaching first- through third-year German at a North American college or university required. Candidates must have research expertise in early Germanic with particular emphasis on Old High German, Old Saxon and/or Gothic. Secondary research emphases in areas such as Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Old Norse and/or Old English are desirable.

In addition to teaching all levels of German, successful candidates should be able to teach courses on German culture at the elementary (in English) and advanced (in German) levels in the undergraduate program. Candidates must also be able to teach History of the German language, Old High German, Gothic, Old Saxon, Middle High German and Comparative Germanic Grammar at the graduate level.

Position Summary:

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) position beginning August 20, 2018. Successful applicant will engage in the intellectual life of the department through teaching, scholarly research and service.

Additional Information:

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces an opening for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with a specialization in historical Germanic linguistics. We seek candidates with an active research agenda as demonstrated by publications in refereed journals and/or active participation in professional conferences and organizations.

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic has 28 regular faculty, 7 faculty associates and lecturers, 4 staff, and over 75 graduate students.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A background check will be required prior to start of appointment.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.


Robert Howell
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To ensure full consideration, complete application must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, November 15, 2017; however, aplications wll be accepted until position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at Application must include (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) three references with full names and email addresses. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to upload a signed letter of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later.
Please address your materials to Professor Robert B. Howell, Chair, German Search Committee, Department of German, Nordic and Slavic, 818 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 6 2017 Central Daylight Time