Assistant Professor, German Studies (TE) (Faculty)

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The Department of German Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an area of specialization in post 17th Century Literature and Culture. We are looking for a dynamic, interdisciplinary scholar and excellent teacher who will engage students through new critical approaches and methodologies in the field of trans-cultural German Studies with courses on multilingual, literary and cultural practices. Courses on critical race studies and digital humanities as the fields relate to German Studies are also a possibility. The new hire will design the curriculum for a course on German for Professional Usage and will contribute to designing new study abroad opportunities that are based on intercultural competencies and the workings of culture rather than German language proficiency. The successful candidate’s research profile should be interdisciplinary and should define an area of study in critical Trans-cultural German/European Studies that places the term “German” and “European” into complex global context. The trans-cultural focus should address border studies as it intersects with multilingual studies, translation studies, diaspora studies, literary studies, critical race studies, cultural studies, and digital humanities

The top candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should be highly collaborative, exploratory, and hardworking with strong potential for research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Near-native proficiency in English and German is required. A PhD in German Studies or a related field must be in hand by the time of the appointment. This benefits-eligible position and the appointment starts in August 2020.

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2019

Special Instructions:

Candidates are asked to submit (all in English unless otherwise noted):
1. Cover Letter, which must address philosophy of teaching, as well as current and future research, and include contributions to diversity and inclusiveness.
2. CV
3. Writing Sample (Save as ONE PDF FILE – Two writing samples, in either German or English. Samples may be published papers or dissertation chapters)
4. Teaching Evaluations (from the past three years, if available)

Please note: Upon submitting your application, your reference letters will be collected by UACareers. For your convenience, UACareers will send an automated email to your references. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the website by your reference provider. is not compatible with any “dossier aggregate” system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).

All materials must be submitted through the University of Arizona's site for applications:

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