Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies Position

Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, on traditional Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla lands, Whitman’s beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students and accomplished faculty and staff, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

The German Studies Department at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position beginning at the rank of visiting assistant professor (or visiting instructor if ABD), beginning August 2023. The German Studies Department is committed to diversifying and decolonizing our curriculum. We seek a candidate with exceptional teaching qualifications, for any research specialty or period, and who is committed to mentoring students. Special consideration may be given to candidates with expertise in transnational/migration studies, post-colonialism, minoritized populations and/or literatures in German-speaking countries, or gender studies. The German Studies department at Whitman College is small, but has a vibrant co-curricular life on campus, including a German interest house, active language tables, and lecture and events series. The successful candidate will have interest in student and community outreach and co-curricular programming.

The successful candidate will offer Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced German Language courses.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and articulate how their classroom practices work to advance antiracism in the learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction, but specifically focusing on language teaching.

To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The committee will solicit three letters of recommendation from applicants who reach the interview stage.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range: $64,000-$67,000

Whitman College offers a competitive benefits package that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances; basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage; 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met; employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester; and an Employee Assistance Program. New faculty receive reimbursement for moving expenses based on the distance of relocation and are compensated $1,500 for attending a required New Faculty Orientation.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.

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