Languages: Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer in German

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION: A full-time, instructional academic staff position is available in the Department of Languages with an emphasis in German for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning August 23, 2021.   The position is for a two-year appointment, the second year contingent on departmental need and satisfactory performance review. 

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in German is required from a regionally accredited institution, preference for a PhD with ABDs considered.  Native or near native competency in German and English are required. The following will be considered assets:  evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. 

DUTIES: Teach the equivalent of 15 credits each semester of lower- and upper-division courses, as assigned. 

THE UNIT: The department of Languages consists of 18 faculty and 12 academic staff members. 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area ofapproximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Languages: Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer in German position (Job ID # 17133) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum)
  • Names and contact information for three references. 

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Matt Waters, Chair, Department of Languages; 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 14, 2021. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7). 

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diversity, equity, and inclusion.