Assistant Professor of German

The Department of German at Colgate University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position in German literary and cultural studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2023.

Completion of Ph.D. is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidate will stand ready to teach in all aspects of the undergraduate German curriculum as well as demonstrate interdisciplinary expertise and a teaching and research focus in the literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. We are particularly interested in candidates with interests in environmental humanities, gender studies, art and aesthetics, or transnational/multiethnic and colonial/postcolonial cultures in German-speaking contexts. The teaching load is five courses a year, covering language, literature, and culture courses, regular participation in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and cross-listed courses in appropriate programs according to interdisciplinary expertise. Teaching and service responsibilities include leading the department’s semester-long study abroad program in Freiburg in rotation with other department members. Candidates should show scholarly promise, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in language, literature and culture, and native or near-native fluency in German.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their letter of application, candidates must describe their ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds, and explain how their teaching, scholarship and community service might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

A letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference should be submitted through by November 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in central New York State. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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