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Visiting Assistant Professor in German, 2.5 year Position

Employer
Colby College
Location
Waterville, Maine

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Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Visiting Assistant Professor in German, 2.5 year Position

Location:
Waterville, Maine
Open Date:
Oct 3, 2023
Description:

The German Program in the Department of German and Russian at Colby College seeks to fill a two- and half-year position (Visiting Assistant Professor, 4 courses/per year) starting February 1, 2024.


Qualifications:

Ph.D. preferred. While specialization is open, a comparative or interdisciplinary focus is desired for possible courses in English. Proven success in teaching German language courses is expected. Candidates could contribute a range of courses from beginning language to the senior seminar. Must have native or near-native fluency in German. Promise of ongoing scholarly engagement is an advantage. The successful candidate should have a strong and demonstrated interest in liberal arts education. The search committee is especially interested in applicants who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education. For more information, see: http://web.colby.edu/german


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent evaluations for one or more language courses. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and experience with inclusive pedagogies. Please submit all materials via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/133638.

Applications received by November 3, 2023 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Alicia E. Ellis (aeellis@colby.edu), chair of the search committee.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.


Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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