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Assistant Professor of German Studies

Arizona State Univeristy
Arizona, United States
Posted date
Nov 5, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of German Studies
Arizona State University
School of International Letters and Cultures

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in German Studies beginning in August 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We especially encourage applicants with research and teaching interests in the Environmental Humanities, Migration Studies, or Medical Humanities/Disability Studies. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative teacher-scholar committed to high quality undergraduate and graduate education and student-faculty research. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in helping to forge research and curricular links between SILC and other units at ASU. The SILC German program offers a Bachelor of Arts major and minor programs, and is part of a vibrant European Studies faculty. Members of the faculty also participate in the SILC transdisciplinary PhD program in Comparative Culture and Language. Arizona State University is the nation’s leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Essential Functions of the Position:
The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Maintain an active research agenda in the interdisciplinary fields of their area of research
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English and the target language
  • Mentor graduate students and undergraduate honors students
  • Contribute to curriculum and program development
  • Participate in service to the university and profession as appropriate to rank


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in German (or related comparative field) at the time of hire
  • Native or near-native proficiency in German and English
  • Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching
  • Research focus in the Environmental Humanities, Migration Studies, or Medical Humanities/Disability Studies

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching college-level courses in language, literature, and cultural studies
  • Evidence of ability to teach in the target language and in English
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching college-level online courses
  • A record of published research in the interdisciplinary fields of the Environmental Humanities, Migration Studies, or Medical Humanities/Disability Studies
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or collaborating with diverse communities beyond the university

To apply, submit the following electronically to:

  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A cover letter addressed to Dr Daniel Gilfillan, Search Committee Chair that includes a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above
  3. A teaching portfolio including statement of teaching philosophy, two sample course syllabi, and two recent sets of student course evaluations (submit as single document)
  4. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (1 page single spaced)
  5. The names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted directly

Application deadline is 12/21/2019; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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