Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor of German


Department: German Studies Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F020P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 06/18/2021

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of German Studies solicits applications for a one-year, full-time replacement position (5 courses total) to begin in August 2021. The Department seeks a dedicated teacher and scholar to contribute to an innovative and active undergraduate program in a team environment.

AA Statement
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description
Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach language, literature and culture at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Area of specialization is open (1750-present), but we especially welcome applicants with a strong interest in foreign language teaching, film, or efforts to decolonize and diversify the German Studies curriculum. An ability to teach a first-year writing seminar or an advanced cultural studies seminar in English for non-majors is also a plus. Native or near-native fluency in German and English required. PhD in German Studies or related field in hand by August 2021 is preferred, with a minimum requirement of an MA.

How to Apply
Please upload a letter of application, vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript: Review of applications will begin on June 18 and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct any inquiries about the position to Jeffrey Schneider, Chair of German Studies (

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