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Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies (German Studies)

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 7, 2023

Position Information

Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies (German Studies)

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

Faculty Rank

Open Date

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

TRINITY COLLEGE’s Department of Language and Culture Studies invites applications for a two-year renewable Lectureship in German Studies, starting July 2023. We are seeking candidates whose primary focus is German language and literary studies, with a secondary area of expertise in modern German History and Film Studies. A research agenda in these topics is desirable.The teaching load is five courses annually, and the non-tenure stream lectureship can be renewed every two years with the possibility of promotion.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduate students in a liberal arts context, and they will be expected to participate actively in the service of our department. The Department of Language and Culture Studies offers courses in ten different languages and is committed to innovation in pedagogy across all levels of our curriculum.


Candidates should have a PhD in German Studies in hand by July 1st and at least three years of experience teaching at the college level.


Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom; a curriculum vitae; and evidence of teaching (e.g., student evaluations for the past two years, sample syllabi/teaching materials).

Applicants will be asked to list contact information for three reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, emails will be generated to reference providers, directing them to submit letters to a unique URL . Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

Consideration of applications will begin on February 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Zoom interviews and campus visits will be conducted in March 2023.

Trinity College is a liberal arts college with approximately 2200 undergraduate students and 220 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our students come from diverse socioeconomic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds across the US and internationally. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and supporting faculty who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States. We especially welcome applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and a booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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