Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Modern Languages & Classics (German)

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, the Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: The German program of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics invites applications for the Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate position, beginning August 16, 2024. Successful candidates will hold a doctoral degree and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in the fields of German literature or cultural studies, particularly Black German studies, migration and post-colonial studies, gender and women’s studies, or minoritized cultures, and must have experience working with populations traditionally underrepresented. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English are required. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2024. The College of Arts & Sciences and the Department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions. The Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions have been established through a major College initiative begun in 2019 to promote an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity. Home departments will develop mentoring plans detailing benchmarks for possible transition of Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professorship positions. Joint appointments across departments are possible. Standard university hiring practices will govern any process of transitioning Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professor positions. The position is 100% research.

Applicants for the Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate position should submit their applications and include a curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate. Additional qualifications based on assignment.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Applications are encouraged from excellent candidates with research interests in any of the College’s departments. Joint appointments across departments are possible. The minimum requirement at the time of the appointment is a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field of research represented within the College of Arts & Sciences.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


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