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Faculty-in-Residence/Lecturer in German

Oberlin College & Conservatory
Ohio, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 23, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of German Language and Literatures at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Faculty-in-Residence and Lecturer in the Department of German Language and Literatures. This is a full-time, 10-month, live-in position. The appointment will be made for the academic year 2018-19 beginning mid-August 2018. Appointment will carry the rank of Lecturer.

The incumbent will teach three courses in German over two semesters (German 101, 102, and 305, Conversation and Composition). As Faculty-in-Residence in the Max Kade German House, a residence hall which houses approximately 35 program students, the incumbent will design and carry out successful programs for residents and visitors to support German language acquisition and meaningful engagement with multi-faceted German culture. The Faculty-in-Residence will promote the German House through a range of social media including listservs and websites, and work with German faculty to build a community of German learners. The incumbent is required to live at the German House while the College is in session and to dine with students in the program. Responsibilities also include supervising one Language Teaching Assistant from Germany by providing direction, support, mentorship and constructive feedback.

Required educational and experiential qualifications include native or near-native proficiency in German, a broad familiarity with German culture, and the M.A. degree in German or related fields in hand or expected by August 2018. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

Compensation is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The Lecturer and Faculty-in-Residence will also be provided with a furnished apartment in the German House, year-round, and, along with immediate dependents, will receive meals in the College dining halls while the College is in session. Additionally the incumbent may take up to five credit hours in one course per semester. Also included are paid vacation, group health insurance, and other benefits.

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