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Two Faculty Positions in Modern Languages - Nordic Studies, German

Luther college
Iowa, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jan 14, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with a population of two thousand students located in Decorah, IA.  Our faculty and students are highly engaged in academics and research, music programs, athletics, sustainability, and service.  Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther values its heritage, just as it values the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty, who hail from many faith backgrounds and heritages. Coming from 39 states and 74 countries, 12% of our students are domestic students of color and 9% are international students.

Our location in the beautiful driftless region of northeast Iowa offers a wealth of opportunities not often found in small towns.  The economic vitality of the Decorah area is attributable to being a regional hub for outdoor recreation, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, top ranked schools, business, agriculture, specialty retail, dining, and tourism.  In a scenic rural setting, we are an easy 70 mile drive to three urban cities including Rochester, MN, home of Mayo Clinic and an IBM major campus.   

Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, with a focus on mentoring and providing development opportunities and support to new faculty cohorts. This support includes new faculty workshops, development and research funding, faculty mentoring groups, providing membership to National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), and opportunities through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).  Applicants from historically underrepresented groups, in particular ethnic, racial and gender groups are encouraged to become a candidate for the following positions. See additional details for each position and application requirements at

NORDIC STUDIES:  Luther College seeks an Assistant Professor of Nordic Studies, a non-tenure-track position to begin August 2019. This is a five-year term position, with opportunity for renewal; annual appointment based on performance review and enrollments. Ph.D. preferred; Masters with applicable experience will be considered (instructor rank). Teaching responsibilities will include all levels of Norwegian language (first semester – fifth semester) and special topics courses taught in English and Norwegian at the upper-level. Interest in teaching in all-college programs (Paideia) or study abroad courses is an asset. Advising will be a responsibility starting in the second year. The teaching load is seven courses, spread over the fall, January, and spring terms. Additional duties include committee and departmental work, and meeting prospective students. Review of applications begins February 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

GERMAN:  Luther College seeks a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of German, a .86 FTE one-year leave replacement position to begin August 2019.  ABD or PhD in German, German Studies or a related field. Teaching experience in introductory language courses is required. A successful candidate should have native or near-native command of German and English.  The teaching load is six courses, anticipated to be three in the fall term and three in the spring term, with no teaching responsibilities during the January term.  Opportunity to be fully engaged in faculty and departmental meetings and discussions.  Review of applications begins March 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. 

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