Postdoctoral Fellow in German

Postdoctoral Fellow in German

The Department of German at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral position, beginning September 1, 2021.

A Ph.D. in German Studies or a related field, native or near-native proficiency in German, and evidence of scholarly potential and effectiveness in undergraduate teaching are essential.

The teaching load is two courses per year. The hire should be able to teach the canon of German literary and cultural history, with a focus on contemporary literature and culture. In addition, the ideal candidate should have proven expertise in one or more of the following subfields: Critical Race Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Humanities, Performance Studies, History of Science and/or Medicine, or Film and New Media. The candidate should continue to reinforce the department’s participation in interdisciplinary initiatives such as the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Program in Critical Theory, and the Department of African-American Studies. We expect the hire to substantially contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusivity goals of the German Department and Northwestern University.

The Department of German is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and supportive community for everyone, including people from marginalized groups. We recognize that true excellence only comes from the meaningful integration of all perspectives in our community and culture. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment here

Please submit an application letter, CV, writing sample (20¬–25 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio by June 2, 2021. General information about the Department of German and the Graduate Program in Critical Thought at Northwestern University can be found on the department website: Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Erica Weitzman, Search Committee Chair: Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Courtney Essenpreis, Department Assistant:

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