Assistant or Associate Professor in German Studies

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position to begin August 1, 2023. We seek a candidate whose research focuses on 20th or 21st century German culture studies. Specialization in one or more of the following areas is particularly welcome: transnationalism; environmental humanities; German-Jewish studies; gender studies. Successful candidates will have a strong research background and evidence of excellence in teaching. Teaching includes two courses per semester at all levels of the undergraduate and German (M.A.) program. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English are required.  A PhD in German studies or a closely related field is required at time of appointment. To be eligible for the rank of Associate Professor with tenure upon appointment, candidates must have been awarded tenure at a prior institution, and they must bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

To apply, please visit and submit the following:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement (max. 1 page)
  • teaching statement (max. 1 page)
  • academic writing sample
  • unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework
  • names and e-mail addresses of three references

One of the above documents should address your commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and/or service. Requests for reference letters are not sent automatically. Letters will be requested soon after applications are received. Questions related to this position may be directed to Dr. Alexander Sager, Applications received by November 18, 2022 will receive full consideration, but the position is open until filled.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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