Inst/Ast Professor of German

Job description

Inst/Ast Professor of German

Job no: 636750
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics,Germ,Slavic,Asian,Afr Lang 10004543
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Part Time (1-49.9%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union
Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Professor of German

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University is seeking an instructor or assistant professor of German Studies for a fixed-term, one semester, one course position teaching one 300 level German course beginning August 16, 2020. The position is non-renewable.

Course Description: This 300-level course is intended for students who have either successfully completed (2.0 or higher) German 202 or who have placed into GRM 301/302. GRM 301/302 are the first courses that count toward the major, for a minor up to 3 credits can be counted from GRM 201/202.

In the course students will read, view, and discuss a broad range of cultural materials from the German-speaking world. The course serves as an introduction to German Studies for majors and non-majors. The topic for this course is the natural world – and our sometimes unnatural technologies which interfere with our ecological order.

The courses also focus on MSU’s undergraduate learning goals (, especially cultural understanding, effective communication, and integrative reasoning. For more information about the German curriculum at MSU visit our website

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

MA in German

Desired Qualifications

PhD preferred

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit:

  • a cover letter;
  • current curriculum vitae;
  • statement of teaching/research philosophy that highlights candidate’s alignment with some of our desired qualifications;
  • diversity statement, including any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence;
  • names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website For more information, contact Dr. Karin Wurst, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 24, 2022 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 2/25/2020
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