Assistant Teaching Professor of German University of Notre Dame: College of Arts & Letters: German and Russian Languages and Literature
Location University of Notre Dame
Open Date Sep 5, 2019
Deadline Nov 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description To promote its flourishing German Studies program, the Department of German and Russian at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor of German. This is a renewable-term hire, intended to be a career position with the possibility of advancement in rank going forward. The primary focus is on teaching and program building.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand, have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and possess an interest in the scholarship of second language acquisition and pedagogy. The typical teaching load will be four courses per semester, though this may be reduced by service to the department, including service to our highly successful summer study program in Berlin. We are seeking not only an innovative teacher, but a program builder with creative ideas about program promotion, extra-curricular programming, study abroad, and student recruitment.
The department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g. children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia. We are especially interested in applicants who view teaching and program building as areas to promote diversity, equal opportunity, and perspectives that are underrepresented in higher education.
Application Instructions Candidates should submit the following items electronically via Interfolio: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching statement. Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by their recommenders. Applications received by October 27 will receive full consideration.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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