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Lecturer in German

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Apr 30, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
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Full Time
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Lecturer in German

The Department of Germanic Studies and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a Lecturer in German Language. This is a full-time position with a one- or two-year renewable term, to start on September 1, 2019.

Responsibilities will include teaching 7 courses per year in the German language curriculum; the majority of which will be courses in the Intensive Sequence. Other duties will include full responsibility for the management of the Intensive German Language sequence, inclusive of keeping the sequence curriculum current and recruitment of students. Responsibilities will also include creating and managing social programming for University of Chicago students interested in German language and culture.

Experience in all aspects of classroom instruction, including the development or revision of course syllabi, assignments, and exams is required. Because duties may include the creation and implementation of social programs for students, experience in, or ideas for, such programs will be an asset. Lecturers are also expected to work effectively with peers, coordinators, and to respond to student needs.

Required are near-native or ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in German; a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in German or a related discipline (PhD preferred); and a minimum of one year of language teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level (experience teaching in intensive curricula preferred).

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Upon request, applicants should be prepared to provide a video demonstrating their classroom teaching.

 Application deadline is June 7, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

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.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.


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