Job Posting: Asst. Prof. of Germanic Studies, Univ. of British Columbia

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Germanic Studies, effective July 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Adding to departmental strengths, the successful candidate will have demonstrated research potential in German Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, or Media History. The ability to teach film courses and intellectual history is a definite asset.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Native or near-native fluency in German is required. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, engage in graduate and undergraduate student supervision, teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in curriculum and program development, and contribute to service. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27038. Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 2 megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a  sample of published work, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness. In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three confidential, signed letters of reference to cenes.adm@ubc.ca.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Search Committee Chair and Department Head, Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia (email: winthrop@mail.ubc.ca). For questions about the application process, please contact Diane Smyth, Administrator (email: cenes.adm@ubc.ca).

Completed applications and letters of reference must be received by November 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

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

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27038

Job Posting: Sessional Instructor in Germanic Studies at University of Victoria

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from qualified instructors for three sessional assignments for the 2016-2017 academic year. For further information, please refer to the individual postings: GMST 101, GMST 102, and GMST 410.

The deadline for application is April 25, 2016. Please email Helga Thorson (Chair) if you have further questions.

Job Posting: 8 Month Teaching Term Contractual Appointment in German

The Department of German and Russian at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for an 8 month teaching term contractual appointment beginning 1 September 2016 and ending 30 April 2017, subject to budgetary approval and sufficient enrolments.  Applicants must be fluent in English and German, have a broad background in German Language, Literature, and Culture, and possess a PhD or be ABD.  The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses, including introductory, intermediate, and advanced German language classes, as well as a German culture course.  The teaching load is six courses across the period of appointment, distributed as a 3/3 load in the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 semesters.  The successful candidate is expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching.

Applications should be sent via email to bevans@mun.ca by April 15, 2016 in the following order: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching strengths and interests, course outlines, and teaching evaluations.  In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference addressed to Dr. John O. Buffinga, Head of Department.  Referees are asked to submit their signed letters of reference by the same deadline via email to bevans@mun.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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 cenes.adm@ubc.ca 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 cenes.adm@ubc.ca 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.