Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Film Studies

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in German and Film Studies to begin August 2022. Highest consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated specializations in German-language cinema and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching film and media studies. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester, including the full-year sequences in Elementary and Intermediate German, a special topics course in German cinema (in English), and a core film studies course, either History of Cinema or Introduction to Film Studies.

The Department of World Languages, Cultures, and Media, as well as St. Lawrence’s new program in Digital Media & Film are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We require applicants to submit a one-page diversity statement on how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service strive to promote diversity and inclusion in a liberal arts environment. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in higher education. For more information on St. Lawrence University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, see:

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in German Studies or a related field is preferred at the time of appointment, but ABDs may also be considered. 
  • Native or near-native fluency in German is required.
  • Experience teaching German language and culture at the undergraduate level. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialization in German-language cinema.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching film and media studies.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin February 7, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Brook Henkel, Associate Professor of German & Film Studies (

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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