The German Studies Program in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Union College (Schenectady, NY) is seeking a candidate for a one-year visiting position. We seek a colleague with demonstrated excellence at all levels of language instruction (native or near-native fluency in German is required), potential to teach upper-level cultural studies-oriented courses in German and/or translation, and notable interest in coordinating co-curricular related programs. Specialization open; interest in offering courses that contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs ( and to its new General Education Program ( is preferred. Appointment beginning in September of 2023. PhD in hand by August 2023. Visitors at Union have access to research and travel funds and other benefits.

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and Union College are strongly committed to student and workforce diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Union has committed itself to providing a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status, and we welcome applications from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in our fields.

The Union College is located in New York’s Capital Region, a metropolitan area of over one million people.  Our region offers affordable, livable neighborhoods and a variety of interesting cultural and recreational opportunities.  In addition, both New York City and Boston are located within a three-hour drive from campus.

Please upload 1) a cover letter which includes ways in which your candidacy represents a commitment to the ideals of joining a community of diverse faculty, students, and staff, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) graduate transcripts, 4) a statement of teaching and research interests, and any other related materials to Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. To ensure applications receive full consideration, they should be submitted by February 1, 2022.

Please contact Michele Ricci Bell, Associate Professor of German Studies and Chair of the Search Committee, with any questions (

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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