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 https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.
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.