Assistant Professor of German
Requisition Number: 201800026F
Department: Dept of World Languages and Cultures
Experience Requirement: Commitment to undergraduate education and to attracting students from traditionally underrepresented populations; demonstrated experience and documented excellence in language teaching at all levels; experience in teaching online courses; documented potential in research; familiarity with ACTFL standards; expertise in applying new technologies to teaching language and culture; willingness to contribute to a thriving German Club, as well as coordinate a study abroad program in a German-speaking country. The successful candidate will also have native or near-native fluency in German, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
Usual Duties: The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time (3/3 load), tenure-track position in German at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a dynamic professor who is eager to continue to build the German Studies program through an innovative vision consisting of curricular development and interdisciplinary collaboration across colleges. The required teaching load is 6 courses annually and consists of teaching German language, literature and culture courses (with online and face-to-face delivery) at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels.
Degree Requirements: PhD in German, German Studies, or Germanic Languages and Literatures (in hand by August 2018) and documented training in language pedagogy and applied linguistics.
Other Requirements for the Position: Teaching responsibilities are both at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), occasionally at The Woodlands Center (40 miles south of Huntsville), and online. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The College welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.