Postdoctoral Research Associate & Lecturer

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Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate & Lecturer

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-20-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer for the 2018-2019 academic year with specialization in 20th/21st-century German and Austrian literature and culture, translation studies and migration Studies. Additional capacities in multilingual film and literature, European border zones, gender studies and embodied communication are desirable. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2018.

Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching three courses over the two-semester term of the fellowship. Specifically, the Research Associate will teach one to two seminars in his or her discipline and on topics related to his or her research, with a third course to be determined in consultation with the department chair and curriculum committee.

Additional duties include further research in the candidate's specialization and assistance with UVA's Center for German Studies, as determined by the Center's director. The Center sponsors interdisciplinary research and other academic and public activity on German culture, society, history, and politics in a transnational European context. It includes in recent years study of the impact of migration, border-crossings more broadly conceived, and the global refugee crisis on Germany and Europe more generally, while relating these issues to the current situation in the United States.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in hand in a field directly related to the study of German Literature and Culture at the time of application and have received it not before 2016.

For priority consideration apply by March 30, 2018.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through [email protected] (, search on posting number 0622859 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, and syllabi or descriptions of two proposed undergraduate courses, and contact information for three references.

Questions regarding the application process in [email protected] should be directed to:
Ms. Anne Zook, [email protected]; tel. 434-924-6683.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Jeffrey Grossman, Chair of German, [email protected]; tel. 434-924-6691.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 7/19/2018
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