Visiting Assistant Professor, German Language and Culture

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, German Language and Culture
University of Florida, (Gainesville, FL)
Education/Instructional
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Visiting Assistant Professor in German Language and Culture, beginning August 16, 2021.

Requirements: Ph.D. degree in German language and culture or other relevant area; ability to teach beginning and intermediate level German language classes; native or near-native proficiency in German language and English; at least one year of experience teaching German language at a US college/university.

Other Desirable Areas: Although not required, we are particularly interested in candidates with interest in designing, teaching, and developing advanced German language-culture classes F2F and online that contribute to diversifying the language curriculum.

Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Duties: (a) teach six (6) undergraduate language classes during the academic year, (b) collaborate with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction, (c) diversify the German language curriculum, and (d) develop research agenda in area of specialization.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and the Department especially encourages applications from women and minority groups. We particularly welcome applicants who can create such a diverse environment with their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.  Please see https://diversity.clas.ufl.edu/diversity-statement/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Instructions for candidates: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/85379 and must include 1) letter of application, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, 5) statement of research agenda.

After an initial round of screening, candidates who proceed to the next round will be required to submit: 6) a link to a video recording of your recent classroom or online teaching (YouTube or other streaming sites) and 7) three confidential letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received after April 15, 2021 may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Will Hasty, Chair, Search Committee, at hasty@ufl.edu 

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


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