Kalamazoo College
Department of German Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor of German Language and Culture

Position Description

The Department of German Studies at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for one year—September 2016 through June 2017. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in the German Studies Department, and one course in the college’s Shared Passages general education program; supervise Senior Individualized Projects in the department; and supervise one or more teaching assistants from Germany. Course load is six courses per year (two each in three, 10-week quarters). Ph.D. in German (or evidence of imminent completion) and native or near-native abilities in German are required. We seek well-rounded candidates with training and experience in content-based foreign language instruction. Prior teaching experience at the college/university level is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in undergraduate teaching. The departmental website can be viewed here.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, national liberal arts college of approximately 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (www.kzoo.edu). The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 225,000, which supports several 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy, addressed to Dr. Mike Sosulski, Chair, Department of German Studies, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006, should be uploaded in PDF format below. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Mike Sosulski
Chair and Associate Professor of German
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI, 49006
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