Visiting Asst Professor in German Studies

Job description

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Description of Department:

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, Ph.D.), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our web site (

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies, starting August 2018. Open specialization. This is a full-time, 100% appointment with benefits, and a teaching load of two courses per semester. Courses offered may include German fairy tales, German language, and courses taught in English on German-speaking cultures. Native or near-native proficiency in German is required.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in German Studies or a closely related field and at least two years of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study. Native or near-native proficiency in German. Research specialization in German literature and culture.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on June 5, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or [email protected] All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.

2. Letter of application.

3. Two reference letters collected upon submission of the application.

4. A writing sample (20-30 pp).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10237 - Germanic & Slavic Lang & Lits

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 15, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Beverly Weber

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00746522





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Posted: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 7/6/2018
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