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Lecturer of STEM-German/Director of iSTEP

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Lecturer to teach scientific and technical German language and develop and coordinate the international STEM program (iSTEP) as part of an initial two-year grant with the possibility of extension. With support from the grant supervisor, faculty in German & Scandinavian Studies, and affiliated partners, the successful candidate will develop and teach STEM-German language curriculum; source and coordinate international exchanges, internship and laboratory placements; recruit, supervise and advise undergraduate students; collaborate with colleagues in STEM and language departments in the Five Colleges; and perform other duties as required. The teaching load will be reduced commensurate with service obligations. This position does not have research-related duties.

This is a full-time (9-month) non-tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2018. Initial one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates must be able to teach scientific and technical German language.

Candidates must be able to collaborate with faculty, staff and professionals across disciplines in higher education and in business.

Native or near-native proficiency in German and English and ability to travel internationally are required.

MA or equivalent in German Studies, Applied Linguistics, a STEM field, or other relevant academic field required. PhD preferred.

Application Instructions:

To apply, applicants must submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to:


Review of applications will begin on the priority date of March 29, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

For questions, contact Sara E. Jackson, search committee chair, at [email protected].

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.





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Job No: iSTEP
Posted: 2/27/2018
Application Due: 4/7/2018
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