Teaching Assistant Professor - German

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor in German to start on August 14, 2023. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment. Initial appointment is for a period of three academic years. The opportunity for reappointment will be based on performance and continued need.

We seek a candidate who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and service, has the ability to coordinate beginning and intermediate language courses, and can support various language and culture programs.

Duties will include:
• Teaching two German language or culture courses per semester
• Coordinating teaching assistants in the elementary and intermediate language programs
• Opportunity to help shape the curriculum within the German program and engage with the growing International Engineering Program

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in German, German Studies, German Pedagogy, or German Linguistics conferred by the start of the position

  • Native or near-native fluency in English and German


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching German language at the university level

  • Experience coordinating basic language programs

  • Experience teaching language for special purposes, especially in STEM fields

  • Experience participating in curricular development


Additional Information:



Completed applications received by 12/31/2022, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.


For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Brett E. Sterling, at bsterli@uark.edu.


Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, a statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) and be willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews. Transcripts will be required of candidates at the interview stage.

Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2022. Review of applications received after the deadline will be conducted if the position is not filled by applicants submitting by the initial deadline.

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