Assistant or Associate Professor of German

The German Department at Hunter College invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 2023.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses (typically a 3-3 load) in German language, literature and culture, both in the target language and in English. Related duties may include advising students, developing technology-enhanced curricular materials, and contributing to program building, internships, study abroad, and assessment of learning outcomes. Other services may include committee work within the department and across campus.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.


For Assistant or Associate Professor:

Doctoral degree in German language and literature, Germanic Studies, or a closely related field, in hand at time of appointment. Fluency in German.

The successful candidate will have a promising or established agenda for research in the German language, literature and/or culture. A track record of excellent undergraduate teaching, a sustained focus on second language teaching, and training in proficiency-based teaching (including the oral proficiency interview or OPI) are strongly preferred.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Assistant Professor: $52,267 - $99,532

Associate Professor: $67,784 - $117,805


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26377

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required

material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • A letter of application describing teaching and research interests

  • A writing sample

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • The names and email addresses of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred

*The search committee will solicit confidential letters of recommendation from references for candidates under consideration for first-round interviews.


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on March 6, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open. First-round interviews will be conducted remotely over Zoom; finalists will visit the campus in person.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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