Visiting Assistant Professor in German

The University of Rochester Department of Modern Languages and Cultures invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German beginning in Fall 2024. The field of specialization is open, but we particularly encourage those who work in one or more of the following fields to apply: Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, Ethnic Studies, Critical Theory, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Gender Studies. The course load is 2/2 and includes required courses for the German major and minor as well as elective courses. The candidate must be fluent in both German and English, and a PhD in German Studies or a related field is required. If ABD, a dissertation defense date must be provided, and the candidate would be hired as an Instructor rather than as a Visiting Assistant Professor. 

Salary range: $45,000-$60,000.  The referenced pay range represents the full base range of pay for this job. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range and established based on market data, experience and expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

To apply, visit and submit the following materials: CV, cover letter, and 2-3 letters of reference. In the cover letter, the candidate should demonstrate the following: the ability to teach a wide range of courses at all levels in both German and English, a strong commitment to program-building and curriculum design, strong and diverse research interests and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as a sustained practice that is integrated into one’s approaches to teaching and research. The application should be addressed to the “German Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee.” Application review will begin immediately following the October 30 deadline and continue until the position is filled. Additional materials may be requested of the candidate, and those candidates who make it to the final round will be interviewed by Zoom. 

Appointment is effective July 1, 2024 with teaching duties beginning August 2024. Please address questions pertaining to this search to Professor June Hwang,

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education as well as candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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