Core Lecturer in German

The Department of German and Italian at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year renewable, benefits eligible position in German Studies to begin July 1, 2023, at the rank of Core Lecturer. A core lecturer is a continuing, but non-tenure-track member of the faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching. The position includes access to research funds and a track to promotion to Senior Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per year at all levels of the curriculum, in German and in English, as well as actively contribute to department life and curricular development. Area of specialization is open, but interests in Environmental Humanities and Transnational German Studies are highly desirable. Candidates are expected to be fluent in German and English, and have a proven record of excellence in teaching German at the undergraduate level. Ph.D. in German is required at time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in German Studies are strongly encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of German and Italian Studies, where they will teach and be creatively engaged in the department’s transnational approach. We welcome applications from scholars whose work expands beyond the canonical study of German culture and brings a variety of transversal, interdisciplinary and ethically-informed perspectives to the field.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here:  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about German at Smith may be found at German Studies | Smith College.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (addressing how the candidate’s research informs their teaching), diversity and inclusion statement, three sample syllabi (an intermediate language course; an advanced seminar in German; and an outreach course in English), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. All applicants’ materials, including reference letters, should be received by February 11, 2023.

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