Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer of German

The Department of German & Russian invites applications for a full-time, one semester position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer of German for the Spring semester 2020. The position involves teaching German 102, the second semester of our year-long Elementary German course (MTWTh), and German 104, our fourth-semester Intermediate German II course (MWF). The semester runs from February 5, 2020 through May 25, 2020. ABD required, PhD desirable. Consideration of applications will begin on October 12, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The application deadline has now been extended to November 22, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype, followed by an on-campus interview. For initial application, please submit cover letter and CV; recommendations will be requested at a later stage. We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working effectively with diverse student populations. Williams College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. Applicants are invited to note specific knowledge, experience, and abilities related to building a diverse educational environment in their cover letter.

All materials should be addressed to Janneke van de Stadt, Chair, Department of German & Russian, and must be submitted through Interfolio.

Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted. All queries should be directed to All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check (further information available at

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. For further information, please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


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