Assistant Professor of German

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The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor in German, starting Fall Semester 2020. This position has a 3-2 teaching load and will include instruction at all levels of undergraduate German language, literature and culture.

Required qualifications: the successful candidate for this position must be a generalist with a PhD (in hand by August 16, 2020) in German literature (period open) or film studies and have native or near-native fluency in German and English.  Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and of potential for successful research and scholarly/professional activities.  A deep awareness of effective language pedagogies, together with an interest in study abroad programs and innovative course curricula, is highly desirable.  The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen the German program and to participate in extra-curricular activities.

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English and German.  For further information about Auburn University and our department, please visit:

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

To apply for this position:  Applicants will be required to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, sample teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and email addresses of three references (at least one of whom can address candidate’s teaching effectiveness).

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

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