Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies

The Department of German Studies at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies beginning August 2020. Area of specialization is open, but the ideal candidate will be able to offer a course that explores the themes of inequality, power, privilege, and/or social justice with respect to marginalized groups in and around German-speaking countries (Conceptualizing Diversity Requirement). The teaching load is three courses each semester and includes all levels of language instruction and at least one content course. Participation in departmental governance and activities is required.

We seek an outstanding teacher who is able to relate to and inspire undergraduate students. A Ph.D. in German Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment is preferred. Native or near-native command of German and English, evidence of teaching excellence, and an active research agenda are essential. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three sample syllabi should be submitted. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references, including at least one who can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Interfolio can be used to upload letters directly as well.

Applications received by March 1, 2020 will be given fullest consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Kerry Wallach (

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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