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Assistant Professor of German Studies

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Hamilton College
Location
Clinton, NY

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Assistant Professor of German Studies

Location:
Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Sep 9, 2020
Close Date:
Nov 9, 2020
Description:

The Department of German, Russian, Italian, and Arabic at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in German Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021. Applicants should have native, or near-native, fluency in German and have a record of excellence in teaching German language at all levels, as well as experience in building a successful language program that engages students creatively both in the classroom as well as with co-curricular activities. This hire will teach German language classes as well as courses in translation relevant to their interests and areas of expertise. We are interested in hiring a scholar whose work focuses primarily on the modern or contemporary periods (19th century to the present), and whose teaching and research can also contribute to one or more of the College's other departments or interdisciplinary programs. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The position requires institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.

While we will consider advanced ABD candidates, a Ph.D in German, German Studies, or closely-related field (e.g. Comparative Literature) is preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, a teaching philosophy statement, and two sample syllabi: one for an intro language course, the other for a topics course in translation via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/78659. Letters of reference and a writing sample will be requested from candidates selected for the first round of interviews. Questions regarding the search may be directed to John Eldevik, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] Our review of applications will begin on November 9, 2020.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-upstate-new-york/, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at hamilton.edu/facts.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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New York
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