Tenure-track Assistant Professor of German

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Position Description

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of German to begin August 2020.


  • Ph.D. in German. Specialization in Linguistics, Second-Language Pedagogy or Applied Linguistics preferred 
  • Native or near-native fluency in German and English. 
  • Record of active research and publishing
  • Demonstrated excellence in language teaching


  • Secondary expertise in contemporary German culture or cinema
  • Experience in German program administration and curriculum development
  • Experience in traditional, online and hybrid teaching environments 
  • Experience in or willingness to direct study abroad programs in German-speaking countries
  • Demonstrated success working with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds

The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activity, develop and teach a wide variety of courses covering German language and culture at the undergraduate level and participate in service to the university, the profession and the broader community.

Interested candidates must apply online at www.louisville.edu/jobs and attach a curriculum vitae. In addition, applicants should send a cover letter, graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching excellence and three letters of reference to Dr. Regina Roebuck, Chair, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 or via email to applyCML@louisville.edu.

Review of applications will begin on Sept. 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.


To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button.  Detailed instructions are available at louisville.edu/jobs in the "My Career Tools" section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.


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Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

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