2-Year Professional-Track Faculty Position in German, Department of German Studies, University of MD

2-Year Professional-Track Faculty Position in German, Department of German Studies, University of Maryland (starting Fall 2023)

The Department of German Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a 2-year professional-track faculty position as Lecturer in German starting August 21, 2023. This position is renewable contingent on funding. Area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent teaching qualifications, a commitment to pedagogy and mentorship of students, and an interest in taking an active role in our dynamic program. The teaching load is equivalent to 21 credits (3/3 load) a year primarily at the undergraduate level, including introductory and advanced German language courses. Additional duties include service to the program such as supervision of graduate teaching assistants or language program coordination.

Candidates should exhibit a strong commitment to working with a diverse student population. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Qualifications: Ph.D. in German or related field by time of appointment, evidence of excellence in college-level teaching, and native or near-native fluency in both German and English. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualification and ranges between $53,295 and $60,000 for a nine-month appointment. The position carries benefits, including health insurance, tuition remission, conference travel support, and assistance with relocation expenses.

For best consideration, materials should be received by May 1, 2023. Review of applications and interviews conducted via Zoom will begin in May and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references who will be asked to provide a confidential letter of recommendation. Materials and any questions about the position should be sent to Dr. Julie Koser, Head of German Studies, at jkoser@umd.edu.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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