CfP: 5th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies at the U of Toronto

-Call for Papers-

5th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies
University of Toronto
24 September 2016

Are you an undergraduate student of German Studies?
Have you recently written or are you currently working on a paper on the German language, German-speaking literature, culture, or film, or teaching German as a foreign language?
Have you ever thought of sharing your thoughts on topics in German Studies with other students and scholars outside of the classroom?

Your paper could be interesting to other students & professionals in German Studies! In 2016, there will again be an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their work: the Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies to be held at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.

Undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies. Papers on any aspect of German Studies (language, literature, culture, film, and language education) are welcome. Please submit an electronic copy of your proposal (in English or German, max. 300 words, double-spaced, including works cited) to The subject line of the e-mail must read Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies proposal (or UCGS proposal). The text body of the message should contain your name, affiliation, and paper title. The proposal should be an attached file (word or pdf), and it must not
include your name and/or affiliation.

Deadline for proposals: April 30th, 2016

Program Committee
Ulrike Kugler, Goethe-Institut Toronto
Christine Lehleiter, University of Toronto
Paul Malone, University of Waterloo
Barbara Schmenk, University of Waterloo

There aren’t too many opportunities for undergraduate students to present their papers in public. This is a great chance to gain experience & to boost your CV. Don’t miss it!

Job Posting: 9-Month Lecturer Position in German at UBC

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia is now accepting applications for a non-renewable 9-month position as lecturer in German (start date: August 1, 2016).

The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses, including lower-level German language classes, a film course (GERM 304), and a German cultural studies course (GERM 408).

Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses. We have a particular interest in candidates with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students. The teaching load will be 18 credits across the period of appointment, distributed as a 3/3 load in the 2016 Winter session. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications should be sent via email attachment to by April 1, 2016 in the order listed: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.). In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to the Head of Department, Dr. Winthrop-Young. Referees are asked to submit their signed letters of reference by the same deadline via email to with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “9-Month Lecturer Position.” Review of applications will begin soon after April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.