Visiting Assistant Professor

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The Macalester College Department of German Studies invites applications for a non-tenure-track position, renewable for up to three years, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall semester of 2021. In addition to teaching all levels of German language and upper-level content courses in German, the successful candidate will be able to offer innovative courses in English that are cross-listed or closely allied with one or more other departments, with a strong preference for one of the following areas of study: environmental humanities; urban studies; history of science and/or medicine; surveillance studies; media and/or theater studies; music (including opera). A Ph.D. in German or a related field (in hand or expected), near-native proficiency in German, and evidence of scholarly potential and of effectiveness in undergraduate teaching are essential. The teaching load is five courses per year, contingent on enrollments. Salary and benefits are competitive. Submit letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample (not longer than 35 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness, a brief description of a course that could be cross-listed with another program, and a diversity statement (see details below). Online applications only through Complete applications received by December 10, 2020, will be given full consideration. Questions about the application should be addressed to professor Kiarina Kordela (

Macalester College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a diversity statement (no longer than 2 pages) that discusses past experiences and/or potential future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or outreach. In the diversity statement, applicants should reflect upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 95 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. 


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