Assistant Professor

Kalamazoo College
Department of German Studies

Assistant Professor of German

The Department of German Studies at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in September 2020. We seek well-rounded candidates with an active research agenda. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, and must have evidence of successful teaching and/or advising in a liberal arts setting. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (2-2-2) at all levels of German language and culture. They will also contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary Shared Passages core curriculum. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of innovative content-based courses covering language, literature, visual media and cultures throughout German-speaking countries. A Ph.D. in German is required at the time of application. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English is required.

Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. For more information about Kalamazoo College, see the College website. For more information about the German department, please visit the Department website . For more information about the Shared Passages core curriculum, see the Program website.

Candidates should submit the following items electronically below: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion, a description of scholarly interest, graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and two sample syllabi (one for intermediate German, one in English for a core curriculum class). Candidates should have three letters of reference (including at least one specifically addressing teaching) sent to: with a subject line in the format of lastname_firstname. Completed applications received by September 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. Later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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