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Teaching Assistant Professor and Language Program Director in German

Germanic and Slavic Languages and LIteratures
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

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Teaching Assistant Professor and Language Program Director in German

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ( is seeking a superior and innovative instructor in German to begin on July 1, 2023. This is a renewable fixed-term, non-tenure-track lectureship in German with an initial three-year appointment.

A doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in German Studies or closely related field is required by July 1, 2023, as is native or near-native proficiency in German and English. Area of specialization in German is open, although a strong background in foreign language pedagogy, web-based instructional technologies, or second language acquisition is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will teach five courses a year, including all levels of the undergraduate language curriculum (from novice to advanced content-based instruction); as Language Program Director the teaching assistant professor will help train and mentor graduate student instructors, assist with the administration of the language program, develop and serve as advisor for extracurricular activities, and perform service for the department, other units in the University, and for the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.

Applicants must apply online at and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); 4) a statement describing your past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; 5) one sample syllabus for a foreign language pedagogy course; and 6) the names, titles, and email addresses of at least four professional references. References must be at the level of Teaching Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer or higher, and letters must be on institutional letterhead. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to:

Questions should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Aleksandra Prica at:

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.



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