Assistant Professor of German

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POSITION: Assistant Professor of German; tenure-track

DEPARTMEN: Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies



Earned doctorate in Germanic Studies or related field by August 2021. Relevant experience in German language and culture, including immersion in German-speaking communities. Evidence of teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Interest in collaborating with the German Institute at Wartburg College to build upon our strong German heritage and explore new directions in the German/German Studies program, particularly German for the Professions and experiential opportunities for students. Native or near-native command of German and English, with preference for candidates with demonstrated ability to teach courses in Spanish, French, or another modern language.


Teach three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms, including elementary, intermediate, and advanced language and culture courses. Teach one 4-week May term course, including regular travel courses to Germany. Advise student majors in German/German Studies; develop new courses in area of specialization; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting.

SALARY: Competitive

CONTRACT: Tenure-Track Appointment


Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: or by regular mail to: Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003. Review of applications will begin June 14th and continue until the position is filled. For specific inquiries contact Zak Montgomery, chair of the search committee ( For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see, and specifically about the German/German Studies program, see  For information about the German Institute at Wartburg College, see Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.

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