Clinical/Lecture Track Faculty - Language Program Director - German

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The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama invites applications for a specialist in language pedagogy to direct first and second-year German language programs.  This is a non-tenure track, renewable contract (NTRC) position beginning August 16, 2021, and entails opportunity for renewal and promotion to Associate Professor and Professor. The successful applicant will teach a range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with service and administrative duties, including direct oversight, mentoring, and teaching of graduate teaching assistants. Experience directing personnel and expertise in technology-assisted language learning desired. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, and native or near-native English and German proficiency required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in German in hand by August 15, 2021, and to candidates with an ongoing research agenda. The University of Alabama is a Goethe-Institut Examination Center. The successful candidate will benefit from collaboration and opportunities associated with a thriving German program on a growing flagship campus.


We plan to conduct interviews through a hybrid format with virtual and in-person components. Depending on the caliber of applicants and mindful of the uncertainties of COVID-19, the department may make a determination on whether to recommend an offer based on the virtual components alone.

To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on diversity in education, statement of teaching philosophy, and teaching portfolio, including a graduate level syllabus for Teaching Methodology. Candidates should send three letters of recommendation to Dr. Regina Range at or Dr. Douglas Lightfoot at, or to Co-chairs, German Language Program Director Search Committee, The University of Alabama, Box 870246, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.  Review of applications commences April 19, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.


The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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