Job: Limited-Term Appointment for Assistant Professor of German at Saint Mary’s University

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight-month contractually limited term appointment in German at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 1st, 2019. We are seeking an individual with a primary scholarly profile in German Intercultural Studies, German as a Second Language Education, and/or contemporary German literatures and cultures, and a demonstrated record of effectiveness in teaching German language at all levels. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in departmental service and play the lead role in delivery of the German program. Experience promoting and delivering study abroad will be considered a strong asset. 

Applicants must hold a PhD in German or a related discipline, have previous experience teaching German, be fluent in German and English, and able to deliver courses in both languages.

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary’s University is home to one of Canada’s leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at http://www.smu.ca.

Letters of application accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae, transcripts, the names and contact information of three referees, teaching and research dossiers, including recent teaching evaluations and a sample of scholarly writing, should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Myles McCallum
Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3
E-mail: myles.mccallum@smu.ca
Tel: (902) 420-5815

The closing date for applications is March 18, 2019.

Job Posting: Contractually Limited Term Position at Rank of Assistant Professor Teaching Stream, German Language Acquisition, University of Toronto, 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of German Language Pedagogy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, for a one-year term, beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in any field of German Studies by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter, and must be at native or near-native level of German proficiency. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the programs in the Department: www.german.utoronto.ca. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate level, including language course preparation and delivery of innovative second-language teaching in German language classes. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel, and impactful pedagogical methods and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Experience in the coordination of multi-section language courses at beginners’ and intermediate levels and in teaching Business German are assets. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry should be demonstrated through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, which will include a strong statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, evidence of experience in the coordination of language courses, and a demonstration of a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. Also required are strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, which speak to the candidate’s excellence in teaching and long-term commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, particularly in the context of second-language and undergraduate teaching in German Studies. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate German language courses at all levels. Responsibilities will include managing, mentoring, and coordinating teaching assistants and course instructors, stewardship for course materials and curriculum delivery. The successful candidate will also have some responsibility for departmental administration and will serve as coordinator of the German language sequence for the second half of their one-year appointment. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues teaching in our undergraduate courses and programs, are required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in an environment committed to studying German culture in its historical depth and geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to German culture in its transcultural dimensions. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, and evidence of a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. 

Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, emailed directly by the referee to Professor Markus Stock, Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto (german.chair@utoronto.ca) by the closing date. 

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ms. Helena Juenger at german.gradassistant@utoronto.ca. For further information on the Department of Germanic Language and Literatures, please visit our website at www.german.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 4 March 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Posting: 2-year Asst. Prof without Review at UBC

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in German language and literature. The specialization is open, but the successful candidate must have native or near-native command of German and be able to teach German at all levels as well as graduate and undergraduate literature and culture courses. The 2-year appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D., provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship, as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CENES. They will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching (12 credits = four 3- credit courses), and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and events. Information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CENES can be found at www.cenes.ubc.ca .

Applications are due by 20 February 2019 to cenes.adm@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Applicants should provide the following documents: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample scholarly paper (maximum 15 pages), evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for a teaching dossier.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly or via dossier service by their referees, by the above deadline, to cenes.adm@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

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.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department, Prof. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, at winthrop@mail.ubc.ca

PAD: Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2019/20

In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany. Further information and application forms are available from your university’s Department of German (or Department of Modern Languages) and below. Continue reading PAD: Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2019/20

Job Posting: Instructor I in German Studies at the U of Manitoba

The Department of German and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time three-year term position at the rank of Instructor I in German Studies. It is anticipated that a continuing (permanent) instructor position will be advertised during or at the end of the duration of the term position. Continue reading Job Posting: Instructor I in German Studies at the U of Manitoba

Recruiting M.A. graduate student in German for SSHRC Project on Memory and Migration (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

I am currently recruiting an M.A. student in German Language and Literature who is interested in working on memory and migration in German-language literature. Having secured SSRHC funding for research on Transnational European Memory in German-language Literature from Eastern Europe, Continue reading Recruiting M.A. graduate student in German for SSHRC Project on Memory and Migration (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

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