Job Ad: Head of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at UBC

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of the Head of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The administrative appointment as Head is typically for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term. We expect that the successful candidate will be appointable at a senior professorial rank. CENES offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including MA and PhD in German Studies, BA in German and Modern European Studies, and Minors in German, Russian and Scandinavian Studies.

We seek applicants who have a PhD degree, a distinguished record of research publications and scholarly activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor (or Associate Professor at a senior level may be considered). The area of specialization in the field of German Studies is open, but a proven interest in Scandinavian or Nordic Studies will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have an excellent record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision, and have attained wide recognition, nationally and internationally, in the field(s) of their scholarly interest. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity and to foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. Demonstrated administrative skills and experience are a requirement, and prior involvement in leadership will be considered an asset.

How to apply: Apply online by August 26, 2019 at: https://ardo.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=1791. Applicants must be prepared to upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items, in the order listed: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) teaching philosophy/practice, (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, (d) vision for a language and literature department in a research-intensive University, and (e) experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants are also asked to provide the names and contact information for at least four referees who may be approached at a later date to provide confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the CENES headship position and a professorial appointment.

Enquiries may be directed to Associate Dean Gillian Creese, via email to arts.headships@ubc.ca with “CENES Head search” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in August 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. At a later stage of the search process, longlisted applicants will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

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 of Canada will be given priority.

Available online at https://www.arts.ubc.ca/about-arts/academic-postings/cenes/

Job Ad: Three-year limited term position at the University of Calgary

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a three-year limited term position in German at the rank of Instructor. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019. The area of specialization is the teaching of German language.

The successful candidate will teach seven undergraduate courses per year primarily in German language, but also in core courses in Linguistics, Literature, Culture, or Film, depending on the candidate’s strengths. As part of the position’s responsibilities, the Instructor will be expected to coordinate multi-section language courses and to organize extra-curricular events on campus and within the broader community with the goal of sustaining a vibrant German program. Service to the School, Faculty and University is also expected. 

The successful candidate must have advanced at least to ABD status in a PhD program in German Studies or a closely related field. Completion of the PhD is preferred. Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level as well as native or near-native competence in German and English are required. Teaching excellence can be demonstrated by presenting a record of relevant teaching experience and effectiveness at the post-secondary level, evidence of pedagogical innovation, experience in developing undergraduate curricula, and advising students. Experience in teaching at a North American university is preferred. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with colleagues in other School programs at the University of Calgary’s Language Research Centre (http://www.ucalgary.ca/lrc).

The Division of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures, German Studies, and Russian Studies is a research-intensive division in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures with high standards in teaching, research, and community engagement. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and we strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the School, please visit http://slllc.ucalgary.ca/

Please submit applications online via the “Apply Now” link, and be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):  

  • Letter of interest 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • A statement of research interests 
  • Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness 

    Applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted directly to the selection committee at: 
    Dr. Mark Conliffe
    Director, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
    Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
    Emailslllcapp@ucalgary.ca 

    Questions regarding this opportunity should be forwarded by email to slllcapp@ucalgary.ca  All applications must be received by June 13, 2019, 2019 at which time the Academic Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications to select applicants to invite for on-site interviews.

    Review of applications will begin on June 13, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

    The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, respects, appreciates and encourages diversity, and we encourage diverse applicants to apply for this position. A number of resources are available on campus to support diversity and inclusion on campus, including two daycares, the Q Centre, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Protected Disclosure, the Native Centre, and the Women’s Resource Centre. For more information, please visit www.ucalgary.ca.

Job Ad: Limited Term Appointment: Instructor, German Department

The Dalhousie University German Department seeks applications for a one-year 100% full-time limited term appointment (July 1 – June 30) at the Instructor level in German language and culture, effective July 1, 2019. The position is subject to budgetary approval. The Instructor will teach introductory and intermediate language and translation courses. The workload is equivalent to five full-credit (ten half-credit) classes during the one-year period, including one full-credit in the 2020 summer term.

Applicants preferably should have a Ph.D. in German or comparative linguistics/language pedagogy. Applicants with an MA degree will be considered on an individual basis as well. Native or native-equivalent command of German and English, as well as expertise in teaching the German language at the undergraduate level, are required. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and administrative skills. Candidates should provide up-to-date curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. These should be submitted both in hard copy and electronically to the Search Committee at the following address:
Brigid Garvey
German Language Instructor Search German Department, Dalhousie University
McCain Arts and Social Sciences Bldg.
6135 University Avenue, Room 3025
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4R2, Canada
E-mail: german@dal.ca

For further information, please contact Ms. Tamara Cantrill, Administrative Secretary 902-494-1190


The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 25, 2019. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Job Ad: Limited Term Appointment: Assistant Professor, German Department, Dalhousie U

The Dalhousie University German Department seeks applications for a ten-month 100% full-time limited term appointment (August 1 – May 31) at the Assistant Professor level in literature and philosophy, effective August 1, 2019. The position is subject to budgetary approval. The Assistant Professor will teach introductory German literature, as well as intermediate and advanced literature and philosophy courses. The workload is equivalent to three full-credit (six half-credit) classes during the ten-month period.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in German or comparative linguistics/language pedagogy/literature/philosophy. Native or native-equivalent command of German and English, as well as expertise in teaching literature and philosophy in German at the undergraduate level, are required. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and administrative skills. Candidates should provide up-to-date curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. These should be submitted both in hard copy and electronically to the Search Committee at the following address:
Brigid Garvey
German Language Instructor Search German Department, Dalhousie University
McCain Arts and Social Sciences Bldg.
6135 University Avenue, Room 3025
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4R2, Canada
E-mail: german@dal.ca

For further information, please contact Ms. Tamara Cantrill, Administrative Secretary 902-494-1190


The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 25, 2019. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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