: LLC-Language, Literature, Cultur 4201Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: May 4, 2023Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-time - ExemptPosition ID:
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
The Department of Language, Literature and Culture at Clark University invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in German Studies (language and culture) beginning in August 2023. This is a non-tenure track appointment. We are looking for specialization in German language, literature and culture with a main focus on 20th and 21st century cultural production, film, visual culture, and human rights. We are interested in scholars whose research and teaching are collaborative in nature.
The German studies program at Clark is small but vigorous, with a minor/concentration track and courses contributing to majors such as Comparative Literature, Combined Languages, Film Studies, etc. Teaching load is equivalent to six courses per year (3-3) including seminars, intermediate culture, and advanced literature courses. Some of the courses that will be assigned for fall are: Human Rights and Literature and German Film and the Frankfurt School. We seek candidates capable of teaching a range of German language/culture courses, literature and film in both English and German.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in German Studies by the time of appointment (ABD candidates will receive full consideration), have native or near-native fluency in German and English, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and commitment to scholarly production. Experience with instructional technologies and inclusive pedagogies is an asset.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
- Cover letter
- Teaching Statement
- Name and contact information for 3 references
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
A successful background check is required upon acceptance.