Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 105103
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of German
Category Status: 37-Faculty, Non-Tenured, Non-Regular
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants with specialization in environmental humanities from any period of modern German literature and culture are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Department’s academic and extracurricular programs; to pursue an active research agenda; to teach three courses (a 2-1 load); and to play a dynamic role in curriculum development and outreach in interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability studies on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should exhibit a strong commitment to working with a diverse student population. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Qualifications: PhD in hand by August 1, 2018; evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching; and native or near-native fluency in both German and English. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; this position also includes a budget for moving expenses and research travel. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype.

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Additional Information:

For best consideration, materials should be received by November 15, 2017. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references who will be asked to provide a confidential letter of recommendation, all through the University of Maryland online employment application system at: The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. For further information, contact Professor Hester Baer, Search Chair,

Posting Date: 10/05/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
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Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
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