Visiting Assistant Professor in German,  2.5 year Position

The German Program in the Department of German and Russian at Colby College seeks to fill a two- and half-year position (Visiting Assistant Professor, 4 courses/per year) starting February 1, 2024.

Ph.D. preferred. While specialization is open, a comparative or interdisciplinary focus is desired for possible courses in English. Proven success in teaching German language courses is expected. Candidates could contribute a range of courses from beginning language to the senior seminar. Must have native or near-native fluency in German. Promise of ongoing scholarly engagement is an advantage. The successful candidate should have a strong and demonstrated interest in liberal arts education. The search committee is especially interested in applicants who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education. For more information, see:

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent evaluations for one or more language courses. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and experience with inclusive pedagogies. Please submit all materials via Interfolio at

Applications received by November 3, 2023 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Alicia E. Ellis (, chair of the search committee.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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