Assistant Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures

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, or must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by June 1, 2022. Native or near-native proficiency in German and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required. 

Application Instructions

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a writing sample prepared for anonymous review should be submitted online to Interfolio at Applications should be submitted by November 15th, 2021

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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