German Lecturer

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The University of Virginia’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Lecturer of German on the academic general faculty expected to begin August 25, 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach courses in German Language and, possibly, Literature. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms.

This is a one-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

A completed MA in German at the time of the appointment is required, as are a strong commitment to teaching and native or near-native fluency in German. Candidates with academic experience in Germany or Austria (as faculty or students) are preferred.

Review of applications begins on June 3, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Apply online at search for posting R0024451 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

*** Please note that ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box, and you can combine documents into one PDF. ***

1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

2. Curriculum vitae

3. 2 sample syllabi

4. Complete contact information for three professional references.

Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Jeffrey Grossman at Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at

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