German Studies (Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Tenure Stream)

The Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES) invites applications for a tenure-track full-time appointment in German Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching, effective July 1, 2023.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in German Studies, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or a related field. Fluency in German is required, in addition to fluency in English. Applicants’ primary research focus should be on developing innovative approaches to German curriculum leadership and undergraduate community development. Additional approaches from literary studies, cultural studies, film, media, applied linguistics, and the like are welcome. Connections to Asian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Black Studies, and Latinx Studies will also benefit the position. The successful candidate will teach German throughout the four-year curriculum and the occasional Anglophone lecture course. The successful candidate will teach 6 courses per year and is expected to take on some departmental service.

Candidates will have demonstrated potential for peer-reviewed scholarly research, involvement in professional scholarly activity, and successful teaching at various levels.

How to apply: Apply online by Oct 31, 2022, at Applicants must be prepared to upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items in the order listed: a letter of application, a CV, a statement on multilingual curriculum and undergraduate community engagement philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations, course syllabi), and a statement on your experience with working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants should also provide names and contact information of three referees that could be called upon to supply confidential letters of reference upon request. At a later stage, in mid-November, short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a statement, no more than one page long, on your research program.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department, Prof. David Gramling at Review of applications will begin Nov 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.


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