Assistant Professor, German Studies, 1-Year Visiting Position

Position Description
The Department of German and Russian Studies at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year visiting position in German Studies or a related area at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023. We are looking for a broadly trained, dynamic professional who can teach language and culture courses and contribute ideas and initiative to a small but engaged department. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 17% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. 

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach language and culture courses and advise research projects in diverse areas related to German Studies. The teaching load is 6 courses and includes 2 sections of introductory German, an advanced language course, and a culture course in English, as well as supervision of 1 senior thesis as part of the College’s Independent Study program. Area of specialization is open. Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in weekly German events. Experience in proficiency-oriented or literacy-based language teaching highly desirable. Ph.D. in hand by start-date and native or near-native fluency in German required. 

Application Instructions:
To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of effective teaching (including syllabi and summaries of student evaluations), unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement (1-2 pages) on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing these efforts as College of Wooster faculty.
Applications received at by January 23, 2023, will receive full consideration.  If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Cynthia Bernardy, Administrative Coordinator, German & Russian Department, at Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Mareike Herrmann, Chair of Search Committee, at

Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

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