Kalamazoo College
Department of German Studies
Assistant Professor of German
Tenure Track
Starting Fall 2013

Position Description

The Department of German Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in German, to begin in September 2013. Salary will be competitive and consistent with level of experience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year at all levels of German language and culture while contributing to the vitality of a small but growing German program in the context of the liberal arts. Ph.D. in German (or evidence of imminent completion) required, as well as native or near-native abilities in both German and English. We are seeking well-rounded candidates with training in Second Language Acquisition and experience in content-based instruction and undergraduate curriculum development. Candidates possessing experience with innovative course and program design and who are able to apply current trends in SLA to the further development of our dynamic German program are highly desirable. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses covering language, literature, visual media and the cultures of German-speaking countries. The person who holds this position will also be expected to advise students and supervise senior projects.

Candidates are expected to have strong interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to contribute to the College's interdisciplinary Shared Passages general education curriculum which consists of first year, sophomore and senior seminars.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by November 1st will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Kalamazoo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals,a detailed statement on scholarship, and undergraduate & graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable). Candidates should submit electronic applications in PDF format below. Three letters of recommendation (in PDF form) should be sent to GermanSearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line lastname_firstname.

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Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI, 49006
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