Open Rank (Tenure Track) - German Studies

Bard College invites applications for up to two open rank tenure-track positions in German Studies, to begin in the fall of 2023 on our main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Native or near-native fluency in German and English, Ph.D. (or international equivalent) in hand at the time of application in German Studies or related fields (including but not limited to History, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Media Studies) is required. Area of specialization is open. We are particularly interested in applicants with advanced professional experience.

We are looking for candidates with a distinct cross-disciplinary profile in German Studies whose scholarly work thinks about interrelations of (two or more) areas such as literature, history, politics, music, history of science, environment and climate, race and ethnicity, migration and multilingualism, media and performance. Excellence in language teaching is a prerequisite. Opportunities for professional development, including language pedagogy, are available.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in German language and German literature (at all levels) as well as courses in English in related academic programs of the college (such as Literature, History, Political Studies, etc., depending on the candidates’ expertise) as well as in Bard’s general education programs, such as First-Year Seminar. The teaching load is five courses (3-2) per year. The faculty we are looking for will demonstrate a vigorous and active commitment to scholarship, be eager to work closely and collaboratively with others, and will engage with enthusiasm in undergraduate teaching at a small liberal arts college.

We welcome candidates who are excited to collaboratively reimagine German Studies’ canons, materials, and approaches of study. As part of this reconfiguration, the position(s) will entail sustained participation in curriculum development as well as student and teaching exchange across two campuses: Bard College Annandale and Bard College Berlin. We are excited for applications from individuals who welcome building such cross-campus collaborations. The faculty we seek share Bard's commitment to an active and intentional diversity and will be able to engage and inspire students of all backgrounds and identities.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (article-length), teaching evaluations, and three confidential letters of reference to Interfolio at:

Review of applications will begin November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be scheduled via Zoom, finalists will be invited for a campus visit.

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