Lecturer in German Language and Culture

Position: Assistant Instructional Professor, German Language and Culture
University of Florida, (Gainesville, FL)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida (www.languages.ufl.edu), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Assistant Instructional Professor position in German Language and Culture, to begin August 16, 2024. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month non-tenure accruing position.

Duties: 1) contribute to the development and teaching of German courses (including online), and the supervision and coordination of graduate teaching assistants and/or adjunct instructors; 2) provide extracurricular support of the German program through service that includes placement testing, weekly language tables, and other activities relating to experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad. The typical teaching assignment for a lecturer is three courses per semester.


Requirements: MA required but PhD preferred in German language or culture, or relevant area such second language acquisition, linguistics and language pedagogy, with 2 years’ experience teaching German at the university level. Experience with online learning is essential. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English are required; US college/university-level teaching experience highly preferred.


Compensation: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Instructions for candidates:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/528823/lecturer-in-german-language-and-culture and must include 1) cover letter, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a link to a video recording of your recent classroom teaching (YouTube or other streaming sites), 5) the names and e-mail addresses of three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. Please consolidate all the required documents into a single pdf file. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 3, 2023, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Eric Kligerman, Chair, German Search Committee, at ekligerm@ufl.edu


All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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