Adjunct Instructor of German Studies

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a one-semester position for an Adjunct Instructor of German for spring semester 2022 (January-May). The teaching load is 3 courses, and may include courses in language, literature, and culture. A Ph.D. in hand is preferred by the start of the appointment, but advanced ABD candidates will also be considered. Native or near-native fluency in German is required. The position comes with the possibility of extension into a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German position for the 2022-23 academic year.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,100 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.”

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The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing past teaching experience as well as a Curriculum Vitae to Tara Ogletree at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed Alyssa Howards, (Associate Professor and Chair of German and Russian

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

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