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Congress: Early Bird Rate Deadline March 31

Just a final reminder of  the early bird rate deadline for Congress which is “prior to March 31”, i.e., on Saturday/before Sunday. After that there is a considerable hike in the Congress portion of the fees. To register for Congress and the CAUTG conference, please go to https://www.congress2019.ca/register;

Note that you need to register for the Congress and the association meeting if you want to participate in the CAUTG meeting. The registration also allows you to register for the banquet in the evening of June 3 and donate to help us sponsoring graduate student (see last page of the program draft for further details).

Also note that the best accommodation options will go quickly, for further details on on-campus and off-campus accommodation seehttps://www.congress2019.ca/plan-your-trip/accommodations.

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.

CATG-Tagung am 27. & 28. April 2019

Hiermit lade ich Sie aufs Herzlichste ein zur diesjährigen CATG-Tagung von 27. – 28. April 2019. Die Tagung wurde ein wenig gekürzt, was auch durch die Kürzungen unserer Bezuschussung bedingt ist, jedoch haben wir vielseitiges und umfangreiches Programm für Sie zusammengestellt. Wir haben in diesem Jahr keinen Empfang am Freitag Abend, deshalb ist unser gemeinsames Essen am Samstag Abend die einzige Gelegenheit, etwas formeller und bei einer Mahlzeit zusammenzukommen. Wir hoffen sehr, dass Sie alle daran teilnehmen können.


Das Anmeldeformular ist nun freigegeben. Alle Teilnehmenden, auch Presentierende und Delegierte sollten bitte dieses Formular ausfüllen: https://goo.gl/forms/AYW0Bma3mhBrQwVu2
Sie können diesen Link auch gerne an andere Interessierte weiterleiten. Bitte bemühen Sie sich umgehend um Ihre Hotel- und Flug/Zugreservierungen. 


Hotels:
Wir haben einen Spezialpreis im Hotel Kimpton Saint George, 280 Bloor Street West, bekommen, das gegenüber des Tagungsortes liegt. Der Preis ist bis 25. März garantiert, die Verfügbarkeit der Zimmer jedoch nicht, bitte buchen Sie deshalb so bald wie möglich, oder buchen Sie in Eigenregie in einer Unterkunft Ihrer Wahl.
Hotel Kimpton Saint George: Canadian Assn of Teachers of German


Die Zimmer kosten für uns jeweils 225$ pro Nacht plus Steuer, inklusive WLAN für eine Person, oder $235 für das Zimmer (jeweils mit 2 Betten), falls sich 2 Personen das Zimmer teilen. Die Kosten für Hotels sind insgesamt stark gestiegen und wir müssen Sie darauf hinweisen, dass CATG maximal $117,50 plus Steuer pro teilnahmeberechtigter Person (Delegierte, nicht von anderen Seiten gesponserte Präsentierende) erstatten kann. Wer also ein Einzelzimmer wünscht, muss für die andere Hälfte der Kosten selbst aufkommen. 
Frühstück ist bei diesem Hotel nicht im Preis inklusive, jedoch gibt es viele nette Cafés in der Nähe.
Wenn Sie im Hotel Kimpton Saint George reservieren, sagen Sie bitte klar dazu, dass es sich um die CATG-Gruppe handelt, um diesen Sonderpreis zu bekommen. 
Falls Sie ein Zimmer teilen möchten, bemühen Sie sich zunächst bitte selbst um eine(n) Zimmerpartner/in. Wenn Sie aber keine(n) Zimmerpartner/in finden können, wenden Sie sich bitte an uns. Wir könnten Sie dann möglicherweise mit anderen in Kontakt bringen. 


Tagungsgebühren:
Alle offiziellen Delegierten (zwei pro Mitgliedsverband) zahlen eine Anmeldegebühr von 170$ und $95 für Vorstandsmitglieder für beide Tage.
Andere Teilnehmende zahlen eine Anmeldegebühr von 95$, oder 60$, wenn jemand nur für einen Tag (oder weniger) kommen kann.
Studenten und Vortragende/Presenter, die keine offiziellen Delegierten sind, brauchen diese Gebühr nicht zu zahlen.


Reisekosten:
Nachdem Sie nach der Tagung ein komplettes Formular mit den nötigen Quittungen eingereicht haben, haben offizielle Delegierte und Mitglieder des CATG-Vorstands das Recht auf die Rückerstattung der Zug- oder Flugkosten, öffentliche Verkehrsmittel zwischen Hotel und Flughafen/Bahnhof, und des Hotelzimmers (bei Doppelbelegung). Die Transferkosten können nur am Tagungsort übernommen werden, nicht am Heimatort. Wer ein Einzelzimmer möchte, bekommt mindestens 50% der Kosten zurückerstattet. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Flugkosten nur zum günstigsten Tarif (jedoch mit Option der Umbuchung) erstattet werden können. Sitzreservierungen oder Gepäckkosten werden nicht erstattet. 
Vortragende/Presenter, die keine offiziellen Delegierten sind, haben nach Erhalt des kompletten Formulars und Quittungen das Recht auf einen Reisezuschuss, der Ihre Reisekosten mindestens zum Teil decken soll. 


Mitgliedsgebühren:
Jeder Mitgliedsverband zahlt der CATG/ACAP eine jährliche Mitgliedsgebühr von 3$ pro Mitglied, mit einer Mindestgebühr von 100$. Mitgliedsgebühren sind unsere Schatzmeisterin Isolde Winter auf der Tagung zu zahlen, per Scheck auf “CATG” ausgestellt.
Wir freuen uns sehr auf Ihre Teilnahme und melden uns in den kommenden Wochen mit weiteren Informationen. 


Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Karin James, CATG Präsidentin (2018-2020)

Program

Congress: Support for Graduate Students for CAUTG Banquet Attendance

The CAUTG conference organizers are providing some additional details about graduate students’ attendance at the banquet in Vancouver. If you are able, you may contribute to our campaign to make sure students can attend the event. See below, and let us know if you need further information.

  1. The CAUTG will pay (by reimbursement) for any graduate student who wishes to attend the banquet and isn’t already sponsored by a faculty member or department.
  2. Departments wishing to sponsor particular students can do so by sending the conference organizers and the Treasurer a list of the students they will be reimbursing for banquet tickets.
  3. Faculty wishing to sponsor particular students: similarly, tell us whom you are sponsoring and how you’re doing it (i.e., reimbursing the student or purchasing a second banquet ticket yourself through the Congress registration).
  4. Any individuals who wish to contribute to our “Buy a Student Supper” campaign: The easiest way to do so is through the Congress registration portal (https://www.congress2091.ca/register). You can add another banquet ticket to your registration even if you have already completed your registration!

Conference Chairs: Stephan Jaeger (Stephan.Jaeger@umanitoba.ca) and Belinda Kleinhans (belinda.kleinhans@ttu.edu)

CAUTG Treasurer: James Skidmore (treasurer@cautg.org)

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Kyle Frackman

Local Coordinator for CAUTG 2019

kyle.frackman@ubc.ca

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.

Publication: Views of Violence. Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and Memorials

Stephan Jaeger, Professor of German Studies at the University of Manitoba & CAUTG Co-Program Chair 2019 & 2020, recently published Views of Violence. Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and Memorials (Edited together with Jörg Echternkamp. Series Spektrum: Publications from the German Studies Association 19, New York: Berghahn Books, 2019).

CfA: UNB Berlin Travel Study program

Interested to travel and study in Berlin during summer term (May 4-24, 2019)?

The department of Culture and Media Studies of the University of New Brunswick invites you to participate in our Travel Study program in Berlin. Students will spend 3 weeks in one of the world’s most interesting cities, learning about Berlin’s historical legacy and its cultural, political and economic significance all while exploring exciting neighborhoods and communities, fascinating museums and world-class galleries.

Three courses are offered. Please check with your department to see if courses will count as Transfer credits.

The CCS is a Comparative Cultural Studies course with a German Studies focus.

•       CCS 3025 Berlin Now, Building the Modern City 
•       HIST 3053 Berlin, From Empire to Republic
•       ECON 2203 Introduction to Economic
Governance/ECON 3705 Canada and the New Global
Economy

For further information please see the UNB Travel Study website and PDF here!

Contact: Dr. Anette Guse, Assoc. Prof. Department of Culture and Media Studies, University of New Brunswick  aguse@unb.ca

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.

CfP: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Memory, Identity and Nation

We invite proposals for papers to be given at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Memory, Identity and Nation, organized by the graduate students in the programs of Germanic, Slavic and Holocaust Studies at the University of Victoria. The conference will take place on March 8, 2019, at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. We welcome papers presenting original unpublished research from the disciplines of memory studies, narrative studies, history, literary studies, political theory, film studies and other related fields.

Deadline for Proposals: February 8, 2019

Proposals and enquiries should be sent to Emma Murray ecmurray@uvic.ca in Word or .pdf format. They should include a title, abstract of 400 words, and contact information (name, university affiliation, email address). Final conference papers should be 20 minutes long. Acceptance information will be sent out by February 15.

We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Victoria, a highly-ranked research university that offers the only graduate program in Holocaust Studies in Canada. The graduate programs in Germanic, Slavic and Holocaust Studies offer a dynamic, diverse and friendly student cohort. This conference will provide an opportunity to share research and network with a wide range of up-and-coming scholars. For more information about us, please see: https://www.uvic.ca/humanities/germanicslavic/graduate/home/ourstudents/index.php