Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in German Studies

Rice University’s Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in German Studies, with a specialization in at least one of the following areas: Black German Studies, Turkish German Studies, German Colonialism, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Germany, or Environmental Humanities. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: Sexuality and Gender, German Literature since 1900, Political Theory, Cinema and Media Studies, or History of Science and Medicine. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by July 1, 2022. Native or near-native proficiency in German is essential. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and continue research in their area(s) of expertise. Rice University has a semester-based teaching schedule with a 2-2 teaching load. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects and innovative teaching within and beyond Rice’s School of Humanities are plentiful and a high priority.

Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, is a comprehensive and highly selective private research university consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. The university is strongly committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse community, and the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures sees itself as vital to that mission. The department is a research-oriented community of scholars and students that includes six programs: Classical Studies, European Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Latin American Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese. The department has close working relationships with other departments in the School of Humanities and is also involved in a range of interdisciplinary programs, such as African and African American Studies; Politics, Law & Social Thought; Jewish Studies; Environmental Studies; and the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality. General information about the department can be found at https://cultures.rice.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Christian J. Emden at emden@rice.edu.

Review of applications begins October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, and two writing samples of approximately twenty pages each. Applications must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/90143

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