Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a 3-semester faculty appointment in German beginning January 20, 2020. This position is not on the tenure track. Area of specialization is open; however, applicants with interests in migration studies, critical race studies, literary multilingualism, and/or critical language pedagogy are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Department’s academic and extracurricular programs; to pursue an active research agenda; to teach 2 courses a semester at the undergraduate and MA levels; to engage in departmental service such as program assessment and mentoring of MA students; and to play a dynamic role in curriculum development through the creation of new courses.


 Candidates should exhibit a strong commitment to working with a diverse student population. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Qualifications: PhD in hand by January 1, 2020; evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching; and native or near-native fluency in both German and English. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also receive a budget for moving expenses and research travel.


This position will be filled as a Visiting Assistant Professor. There is no tenure associated with this position.


For best consideration, materials should be received by November 1, 2019. Interviews will be conducted by video conference in mid-November. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references who will be asked to provide a confidential letter of recommendation, all through the University of Maryland online employment application system at: For further information, contact Professor Julie Koser, Search Chair,  The position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.


The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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