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Post Doctoral Fellow in German

U of U Language & Literature
84112, Salt Lake City
$55,000 - $65,000
Date posted
Jan 18, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Utah seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral research/teaching position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of their appointment.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in Second Language Acquisition ( SLA ), linguistics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have additional qualifications in German literature, film, and culture. Demonstrated experience in teaching German as a foreign language at the college level in North America and native or near-native fluency in German and English are required. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience implementing up-to-date foreign language teaching methodologies, and involvement in the professional field are highly desirable.

The Fellow will pursue their own research and teach one course in German per semester. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the life of the department and the German section. Candidates will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with and participate in the Utah Dual Immersion program.

The German Fellow will be supported by mentors who will integrate them into the department, college, and university and connect them to professional development opportunities related to teaching and scholarship. The Fellow will deliver one presentation of their work-in-progress to the department and college.

Complete applications include 1) a letter of application outlining the candidate’s qualifications for the position (submit via “Cover Letter”); 2) a curriculum vitae (submit via “Curriculum Vitae”); 3) a one-page teaching statement (submit via “Teaching Statement”); 4) a sample lesson plan (submit via “Writing Sample 1”); and 5) contact information for 3 recommenders will be required. For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by March 1, 2024. Finalists will be required to submit a teaching portfolio and a writing sample, and letters of recommendation will be solicited for finalists only. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Karin Baumgartner ( ).

A distinct scholarly community that stimulates innovation and educational excellence. The College of Humanities and the Department of World Languages & Cultures work to maintain a respectful, inclusive, and supportive environment where everyone can flourish. We are actively working to create community and belonging for all. We value constructive input and welcome feedback from our community.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship R1 research institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. The university emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. It serves over 34,000 students from across the U.S. and the world, with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, such as law and medicine. The university’s language programs benefit from and serve the state’s extensive K–12 Dual Language Immersion program.

Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.

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