Visiting Assistant Professor of German

The Department of German and Russian at Carleton College is seeking applications for a multiyear position in German at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning January 2024 and continuing through the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful candidate will teach four courses over two trimesters in the first year and six courses over three trimesters in the academic year 2024-25, with full benefits for the duration of the appointment. Responsibilities include team-teaching language courses with Carleton’s award-winning faculty, as well as teaching literature and culture courses in both English and German. PhD in German or a related field strongly preferred. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates able to teach a variety of courses with broad appeal. Requirements: native or near-native German-language skills; a strong interest and demonstrated excellence in German language pedagogy; a commitment to teaching in a liberal-arts environment; and the ability to work creatively and collectively with colleagues. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to participate actively in the life of the department and to contribute to extra-curricular and service activities.


Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is 45 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. Our department strives to provide our students with practical language skills as well as intellectually demanding cultural study in a challenging, yet supportive, environment. For further information, visit our web site at


To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at and submit the following: a cover letter; CV; graduate transcript; teaching statement that includes comments on working with a diverse student body; teaching portfolio with sample syllabi or course descriptions for literature, film, or culture courses in German and English, including a course in English likely to attract students from across the college. Providing a link to a teaching video is strongly encouraged, although we recognize that this may not be possible for all candidates. After passing through an initial screening process, applicants may receive a request for the contact information for three references, including at least one who is able to specifically address teaching experience. The position will be open until filled, but applications received by March 17, 2023 are guaranteed full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom. 


We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

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