Assistant Professor/Lecturer or Teaching Specialist of German Studies

University of Minnesota, Morris in Minnesota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 10, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

German: The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an Assistant Professor/Lecturer or Teaching Specialist of German Studies; full-time, three-year temporary position with plans for a subsequent tenure-track search contingent upon funding and final approval, beginning August 11, 2014. Area of specialty is open, with preference given to scholars with post-1750 specialization and experience with film and media studies or linguistics. Candidate should possess an enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts atmosphere. Native or near-native fluency in German and English is required. Ph.D. in German or German Studies by date of appointment preferred; ABDs in German or German Studies will be considered. Candidates holding the degree of Ph.D. will be appointed as assistant professor/lecturer; ABDs will be appointed as teaching specialist. University-level language-teaching experience preferred; experience in a liberal arts environment preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to productive scholarship as well as to the programmatic development of the new UMM interdisciplinary German Studies major. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their pedagogy; familiarity using technology in SLA is desirable. Service and outreach to the university, community, and profession are essential. Six courses per academic year teaching language literature and culture courses at all undergraduate levels. A demonstrated commitment to scholarly achievement is required. Please see the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at for more information about the campus and the position, and to fill out the on-line application form (only the application form; send by regular mail the rest of the application documents). Then send letter of application, curriculum vita, official or copy of graduate school transcript, and three letters of recommendation written within the last three years to: German Studies Search Committee, Division of the Humanities, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East 4th Street, Morris, Minnesota 56267. Review of candidates will begin on March 10, 2014; the position will remain open until filled. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320) 589-6024, Room 309, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.

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