Visiting Assistant Professor of German

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) invites applications for a one semester position in German Studies to begin in August 2022. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.


The successful candidate will have a record of teaching excellence in German at the college/university level. Native or near-native proficiency in German, Master's degree in German (or equivalent course work) or M.A.T. in German required, and a strong understanding of and interest in working in an undergraduate-focused, liberal arts environment are all required. Area of specialization is open. Teaching load is three courses, 2 sections of German 101 and one survey of German Literature, Culture, and Society from 1871 to the present.  


Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.


Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. 


A complete application will include:


1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment;

2) a curriculum vita;

3) teaching portfolio that may include teaching evaluations, sample lessons, and sample syllabi.


Review of completed applications will begin late July 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The names and contact information for three references may be requested at the committee’s discretion. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.   

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