Visiting Assistant Professor of German

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Missouri, Columbia, invites applications for a full-time, one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of German for the academic year 2022-23.

Job Description

Principal responsibilities will include teaching three German courses per semester at the intermediate and advanced undergraduate levels and at the graduate level, with all courses focusing on German language, literature, and culture.


Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in German and English. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. Applicants who are able to teach upper-level literature and culture courses will be given priority.

Application Materials

Use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter (discussing preparation and prior teaching experience) and your CV. Three reference letters are required and should be uploaded as part of the online application. Applicants may contact Professor Sean Franzel, Chair of the Search Committee, with any questions about job duties ( Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions relevant to the application process.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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