Assistant Professor in German Studies

Stanford University
Stanford University

View more

Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Work type: University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Humanities & Sciences

The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor. The Department is part of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, a consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives and on hiring. The position is open field, with preference for a candidate whose field of specialization encompasses core German materials and who works on German literature and culture in a global context. Candidates must demonstrate strong scholarship and excellence in teaching. Near-native fluency in German and English is required.

The candidate will be expected to teach in both English and German and teach four courses (a mixture of graduate and undergraduate) per year. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in German Studies. We anticipate a start date of September 1, 2023. Ph.D. required by the appointment start date.

To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, teaching statement, a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages), and teaching evaluations (if available). Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample. For full consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2022.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of German Studies may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Christine Onorato, Faculty Affairs Administrator, [email protected].

The Department of German Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.

Advertised: 21 Jul 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:


Change the world. And yourself.

Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

Stanford Facts at a Glance

Opened 1891

Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduates: 6,980
  • Graduates: 8,897


  • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus


  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.33 billion total budget


  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs