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Visiting Assistant Professor, German Language, Literature, and Film

New College of Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Closing date
Jun 23, 2021

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The Division of Humanities at New College of Florida invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of German Language, Literature, and Film for academic year 2021-2022 with the possibility of continuing for an additional year. Specialty in teaching German Language and Literature since World War II, with additional expertise in film. Effective August 2021. Ph.D. in German or German Studies preferred. New College is a small, public liberal arts honors college located in a vibrant arts community on Sarasota Bay.

The successful candidate will offer courses in German language and culture (Elementary German I & II sequence, Conversation & Composition–the bridge course after Intermediate German II), courses in Advanced German, and/or courses in Literature and Culture including Film (taught in translation), based on own research. Teaching load is 2/1/2 (Fall term/January term/Spring term), including sponsorship of tutorials and senior theses as appropriate for 12 contact hours. Expertise in teaching German language is essential. A focus on literature since WWII and/or on film is highly desirable. All applications welcome, particularly those demonstrating teaching interests in visual media, contemporary culture, German colonialism, trauma, GDR culture, migration, and multiethnic and multicultural Germany (eg. Afro-German and Turkish-German literature, history, and culture). New College encourages visiting faculty to develop courses that build on their own scholarly expertise in consultation with colleagues. Finalists will be asked to supply a teaching demonstration video.

Candidates should have PhD in hand and documented teaching experience. Enthusiasm about working at a small liberal arts college is important.

Application: Interested candidates should apply online at, and should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations and/or teaching video), and an unofficial graduate transcript. In addition, provide 3 brief course descriptions (350 words: 1 for an elementary course in German language; 1 for an advanced course working in the language; 1 for a course in translation), and three letters of recommendation via email to [email protected]. A statement of your philosophy on teaching language would be welcome.

NCF is committed to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for, and nondiscrimination towards applicants and employees with respect to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran status, as provided by law, and in accordance with NCF’s respect for personal dignity. It is NCF’s goal to create and maintain a work and study environment that is positive and free of unlawful discrimination. Further, NCF encourages the recognition of diversity of its population and seeks to promote delivery systems, curricula activities, and programs that reflect this diversity in all facets of life at NCF.

Review of files will begin on May 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting.


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