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 apply.interfolio.com/62822
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
This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.
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