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Adjunct Lecturer of Modern Languages & Literatures (German Studies)

William & Mary
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Adjunct Lecturer of Modern Languages & Literatures (German Studies)

Unit Mission Statement:

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary is the oldest program in modern languages in the United States. The department traces its beginning to the establishment of a professorship in modern languages at William & Mary in a curriculum reform instituted by Thomas Jefferson in 1779. Today that single professorship has grown to nearly 50 faculty members offering courses in eight languages, literatures and cultures. Faculty members of every rank are engaged in teaching at all levels, in study abroad programs, in a variety of research activities, and in service to the College, the community, and the profession.

Position Summary:

The Modern Languages and Literatures Department at William & Mary is recruiting a pool of persons for possible part-time adjunct teaching positions for the German Studies Program. For this academic year, the program is recruiting for an adjunct lecturer to teach a second-year German language course in the Spring; however, this pool will remain open for additional needs that arise. This pool will be accessed ONLY when an opening arises. Your credentials will remain active as long as the pool position is available but no more than one year. After one year, if you are still interested, you must reapply to the current adjunct pool.

Required Qualifications:

An advanced degree (M.A. or equivalent) in the German Language, or a closely related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or ABD in German or a related field is preferred at the time the candidate begins the appointment, August 10 for fall or January 10 for spring start date. Previous academic teaching experience is desirable.

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3KD510 Modern Languages Dept


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Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (which includes a statement of teaching interests). A diversity statement is not required. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners/scholars in German Studies in any of the aforementioned required documents. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. Review of applications is ongoing.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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