Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of German

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) invites applications for a three-and-a-half-year position in German Studies to begin January 2023. The successful candidate will have a record of teaching excellence in German at the college/university level. Native or near-native proficiency in German, Master's degree in German (or equivalent course work) or M.A.T. in German required, and a strong understanding of and interest in working in an undergraduate-focused, liberal arts environment are all required. The area of specialization is open.


Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.


Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.


A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. In addition, under Additional Documents, you must provide 4) a teaching portfolio that may include teaching evaluations, sample lessons, and sample syllabi.  Review of completed applications will begin November 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The names and contact information for three references may be requested at the committee’s discretion. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. 

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