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Assistant Professor - Instructional (Non-Tenure Track) in German

Temple University
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted date
Mar 5, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic of Temple University is pleased to invite applications for a Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in German. Applications are sought from candidates with preparation and experience in technology-assisted instruction and foreign language pedagogy. Preference will be given to candidates with program coordination experience. Online teaching experience also desired. Credentials should contain evidence of best pedagogical practices at the undergraduate level. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching German language and culture courses at all level; teaching literature and cultural studies courses taught in English and General Education courses; assist in coordinating German language courses; directing and leading the Department's faculty-led summer study abroad 4-week program in Leipzig on a bi-annual rotation basis.

The candidate should demonstrate evidence of outstanding commitment to undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in hand by August 2019 is required.  The candidate selected for this position should have native or near-native fluency in German and English, and must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. Availability to travel in the summer (four weeks) required. Experience working with student organizations and organizing cultural events also desired. The normal teaching load is 12 credit hour per semester (3 or 4 courses). Competitive salary and benefits. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio.

Required documents: a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts (unofficial), and student course evaluations. For questions, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Cristina Gragnani at  Deadline for the submission of materials is March 22, 2019.  Initial interviews of candidates will be conducted in April via Skype.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic is situated in the College of Liberal Arts, which is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs and 15 graduate degree programs. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.  Temple University is also an AA/ EOE employer and is committed to diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we encourage diversity among applicants for this position. Women, and people from historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply. For further information about Temple University and our department visit:

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