Lecturer in German

Columbia University Department of German invites applications for a Lecturer in German to begin July 1, 2024. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on excellent performance. Responsibilities will include teaching 2-3 German language courses per semester, depending on other responsibilities such as coordination of multiple sections of the language program, supervision and training of graduate student instructors, curriculum development, placement and proficiency testing. 


Minimum requirements: M.A. in German language/literature/culture/second language acquisition/applied linguistics at the time of appointment (PhD preferred), native or near-native fluency in German and English, significant teaching experience of German as a second/foreign language (college level) at different levels, broad-ranging expertise in current methodologies and related research, as well as expertise in the integration of technology in the classroom. Research profile in foreign language pedagogy or teaching-oriented perspectives on literature and culture a plus. Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women, people with lgbtq and other minoritized perspectives or experience in DEI work strongly desired.

Application Instructions

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials in PDF format: cover letter, cv, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, diversity statement, a sample syllabus, writing sample (approx. 20 pages), and three letters of recommendation. The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will start after November 1, 2023.

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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