The Department of German at Princeton University seeks a full-time Lecturer to teach German language courses during the 2024-2025 academic year with the possibility of renewal for one or more years. In exceptional cases, an appointment may be made at the rank of Senior Lecturer.

The Lecturer will teach within the four-semester German language sequence, and, depending on the needs of the Department of German, additional responsibilities may include leading language sections, leading precepts, supervising graduate student teaching assistants, and participating in course and curriculum design.

Appointment duty time will be 12 hours per semester, and the position is expected to begin on September 1, 2024. Princeton University offers competitive salary and employee benefits, and Lecturers are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer if they have demonstrated exemplary accomplishments.

Essential Qualifications:

Ph.D. required.
Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.
Native or near-native fluency in German.
Proven experience teaching German at a university level.

To apply:

Applications may be submitted online at For fullest consideration, we encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by April 25, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until any final decisions are made.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how the candidate has approached the courses they have taught in the past, and contact information for three references. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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