Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies - 000080L

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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies - 000080L

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor position in German Studies beginning in August 2018. The appointment is annually renewable for up to three years contingent upon performance and continued need. Applicants should have a specialization in German literature and culture and a commitment to teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching load is five courses per year including some supervision of student teaching assistants for first and second-year German as well as additional duties in support of the academic program. The University of Richmond's German Studies program is small but vigorous, with both major and minor tracks, and courses contributing to Film Studies, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Theatre. We seek candidates capable of teaching courses in German and English on contemporary culture and politics in addition to survey courses on German literature and film. Experience with instructional technologies and dedication to teaching language in cultural context are required. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in German and English, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and scholarly promise. Completion of the PhD is preferred prior to appointment.

Applicants should visit our Career Site ( and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for an independently developed topics course, and a teaching video, if available) and three letters of recommendation, one of which should explicitly address teaching. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Skype in April 2018.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department, see Please direct all inquiries about this position to Dr. Kathrin Bower, Coordinator of German Studies ().




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Job No: req1483
Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
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Salary: Negotiable