Associate/Full Professor of German

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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UNC Greensboro is seeking an Associate Professor or Professor of German Studies to begin August 1, 2020.  While the field of specialization is open, the successful candidate should bring expertise that enhances interdisciplinary offerings and attract students from outside German Studies:  e.g., transnationalism/transculturalism, migration studies, translation studies, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, media studies, environment and sustainability.  Applicants must hold a PhD in German Studies or German Language, Literatures, and Cultures, or related fields; they must have a native or near-native proficiency in German and English; and they must have attained or anticipate attaining the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, or an equivalent rank, by August 1, 2020.  Applicants should also have achieved a record of excellence in teaching, maintained a strong research agenda, and acquired extensive administrative experience.  A commitment to working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and across department programs is likewise a priority. 

Duties will include leading LLC’s German Studies program; teaching undergraduate courses on German language, literatures, and cultures for majors and non-majors at all levels; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the LLC curriculum and, where appropriate, courses in field-related interdisciplinary programs; maintaining an active research agenda; and contributing substantively to priorities of the Department, the College, and University, including ongoing initiatives around diversity and inclusion. This position may likewise entail supporting UNCG’s Global Village living-learning community, enhancing community engagement, and collaborating with interdisciplinary programs like International and Global Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Environment and Sustainability. 

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 45% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research.  UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.  UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains.  UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity. 

The position provides a competitive salary and benefits package and a teaching load commensurate with the research agenda and administrative duties of the successful candidate.  In addition, the hire will be with tenure at either the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications.

Applicants should submit all materials electronically (visit and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #1555), including: a letter of interest; CV; teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy; max. 500 words); student teaching evaluations (with comments) from three (3) different courses representing a variety of levels; diversity statement describing current and anticipated contributions to diversity, inclusion, and belonging (max. 500 words); research statement (max. 500 words); and sample(s) of scholarship (in English or German; max. 10,000 words). The names and email addresses of at least three (3) references should be provided in the References section of the electronic application.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled; selected candidates will be interviewed, and finalists will be invited to campus. 

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