Assistant Professor of German Studies

The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor. The Department is part of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, a consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives and on hiring. The position is open field, with preference for a candidate whose field of specialization encompasses core German materials and who works on German literature and culture in a global context. Candidates must demonstrate strong scholarship and excellence in teaching. Near-native fluency in German and English is required.

The candidate will be expected to teach in both English and German and teach four courses (a mixture of graduate and undergraduate) per year. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in German Studies. We anticipate a start date of September 1, 2023. Ph.D. required by the appointment start date.

Application materials must be submitted online via To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, teaching statement, a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages), and teaching evaluations (if available). Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample. For full consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2022.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of German Studies may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Christine Onorato, Faculty Affairs Administrator,

The Department of German Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.

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