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Lecturer in German Language

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Oct 17, 2018

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
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Part Time
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The Germanic Studies Department and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a part-time benefits-eligible Lecturer in German language, for a one-year, non-renewable, term, starting January 1, 2019. The lecturer will teach in the German language program and coordinate all aspects of the First-Year sequence (inclusive of the first-year Intensive sequence).

A Masters degree in a relevant field is required; a PhD is preferred. Applicants must have experience teaching multiple levels of German language at a college or post- secondary institution and demonstrated experience in language pedagogy. German language proficiency at the ACTFL Advanced High level required. Experience teaching at a North American university preferred.

The teaching load will include four courses in beginning and intermediate German over three quarters per academic year, as well as the coordination of the courses in the first-year and intensive-sequence curriculum.

Applicants must apply online at the University’s Academic Career Opportunities website,, select requisition #03946, and upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter of no more than three pages in length that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system.

Application deadline for all required materials and reference letters is November 19, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered.

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.  

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