One Year Visiting Assistant Professor in German - post 1832

The Department of German at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in German for the 2024-2025 academic year.  

Desired requirements for this one-year appointment include: 

  • Period of specialization: open (post 1832);  

  • Area of specialization: cultural production and social change across media and genres (literature, theater, film, digital media);  

  • Background in Critical Theory, Frankfurt School, Marxism highly desired;  

  • Ability to teach German at all levels;  

  • Open to contributing to co-curricular activities in the department, the university and outside community.  

An excellence in undergraduate teaching is required and a near-native knowledge of German is a minimum requirement. A PhD in German Studies is also required by time of employment. 

Candidates should submit, via Pitt’s Talent Center:  a letter of application, CV, a statement about how their teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.  

To guarantee full consideration, candidates should submit applications by May 1, 2024. Questions may be directed to Kelly Britcher, Faculty Actions and Recruitment Coordinator ( The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets. 


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