Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor of German

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The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of German to begin on August 1, 2020. This position is full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD degree in German, Linguistics, or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2020; (2) native-level competence in German; (3) an active research and publication agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of German as a foreign language in a higher education context.

Preferred areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, languages for professions (science & technology, business, health, environmental sciences), computational linguistics, second language acquisition, and foreign language pedagogy. Candidates whose portfolio demonstrate promise or evidence of achievement in fields that complement one or several of the existing areas of expertise in the School are encouraged to apply: cultural, global, sustainability, gender, diversity, migration, and media studies as well as cross- and intercultural communication. The successful candidate should have an interest in content-based, applied language approaches and the ability to teach and develop a wide variety of courses in an innovative German Studies curriculum on the undergraduate and graduate levels, and possibly in support of the School’s Linguistics minor. Interest in or experience with teaching business- or technology-oriented German and leadership in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented towards business, technology, and sustainability is highly recommended for this appointment. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required. The School of Modern Languages (www.modlangs.gatech.edu) emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as joint bachelor degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We also offer graduate programs: an M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (jointly with Literature, Media and Communication; with a focus on German) and we are developing an M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies with a focus on German. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching portfolio that includes their advising and mentoring philosophy, a writing sample (preferably recently published), and names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as one PDF file to germanhire@modlangs.gatech.edu. Please ask three recommenders to send their letters of recommendation separately to germanhire@modlangs.gatech.edu. At least one letter should address teaching qualifications. Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts from their PhD-granting institution reflecting degree conferral date. Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Britta Kallin, at bkallin@gatech.edu. Application deadline is November 4, 2019, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Virtual interviews will be conducted in mid-November with on campus visits estimated in early or mid-January. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.


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