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Visiting Assistant Professor in German Language and Culture (71711)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 18, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Humanities, English & Literature, English as a Second Language, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures
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Full Time
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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, time-limited, Visiting Assistant Professor in German Language and Culture, beginning August 16, 2021. The successful candidate should be able to: (a) teach six (6) undergraduate language classes during the academic year, (b) collaborate with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction, (c) diversify the German language curriculum, and (d) develop research agenda in area of specialization. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and the Department especially encourages applications from women and minority groups. We particularly welcome applicants who can create such a diverse environment with their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Ph.D. degree in German language and culture or other relevant area; ability to teach beginning and intermediate level German language classes; native or near-native proficiency in German language and English; at least one year of experience teaching German language at a US college/university.

Although not required, we are particularly interested in candidates with interest in designing, teaching, and developing advanced German language-culture classes F2F and online that contribute to diversifying the language curriculum.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: 1) letter of application, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, 5) statement of research agenda.

After an initial round of screening, candidates who proceed to the next round will be required to submit: 6) a link to a video recording of your recent classroom or online teaching (YouTube or other streaming sites) and 7) three confidential letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received after April 15, 2021 may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Will Hasty, Chair, Search Committee, at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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