Assistant Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures

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Assistant Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures

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Position Description

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University intends to make a tenure track appointment beginning July 1, 2022. The search field is open. We are seeking candidates whose work pursues new directions in German Studies. We expect the hire to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate German program, as well as to cross-disciplinary initiatives with departments and programs such as (but not limited to): Directed Studies; Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; Film and Media Studies; Humanities; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 


The appointee must hold a Ph.D. in German Studies or a related field required, as well as native or near-native proficiency in German, and demonstrated excellence in teaching or have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by June 1, 2022. 

Application Instructions

 A cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a dissertation chapter or other writing sample prepared for anonymous review should be sent to Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, P. O. Box 208210, New Haven, CT 06520-8210. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021, for interviews on Zoom in January 2022.

For questions regarding this position, please email the search chair, Prof. Paul North (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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