The Department of Germanic Studies and the Humanities Collegiate
Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for
a Senior Lecturer in German. This is a full-time position with a
three-year renewable term, to start 1 September 2019.
The Senior Lecturer will act as Language Program Director for
German, and is responsible for managing and coordinating all
aspects of the German language program in the Department of
Germanic Studies, including the supervision of language lecturers
teaching in the program who are represented by the Service Employee
International Union (SEIU), and the supervision of graduate
students teaching in the program as part of their PhD studies. The
annual teaching load will be six language courses in German,
reduced to at least four while serving as Program Director.
Required are near native or ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in
German, an advanced degree in a related discipline, and extensive
teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level.
Specialized training in second language acquisition, second
language pedagogy and/or assessment is highly desirable. Experience
developing and teaching language courses and experience in
curricular implementation is required. Applicants need to
demonstrate the ability to design and articulate curricula across
multiple sections and levels and to work effectively with faculty
members. The successful candidate will be the supervisor of
unionized lecturers, with responsibility for directing and
evaluating their work, and, if necessary, for corrective action.
The Program Director also will oversee graduate student language
teachers. In addition, the Program Director will manage all
pedagogical, administrative, and financial aspects of the language
program, and provide pedagogical training and mentoring to language
lecturers and graduate students. In addition to the SEIU-mandated
evaluation of lecturers in the German language program, the Senior
Lecturer in German may be called upon to perform evaluation duties
for lecturers in other departments. This is an annual position:
successful candidates must remain engaged with the program during
all four academic quarters.
To apply for this position candidates must submit their
application through the University of Chicago Academic Career
Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu,
and select requisition #04068. Applicants must upload a current
curriculum vitae; a cover letter of interest; a teaching portfolio
which includes sample student teaching evaluations, a statement of
teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, etc.; 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 is 25 March
2019. Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact
Emily Anderson (email@example.com) with any questions.
Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.
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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
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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the
application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu
with their request.