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Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literature - German

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) Diversity Statement and 6) three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literature - German
Requisition No. 0000358
Job Description Summary:

Assistant Professor of German with a specialty in pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture and a secondary specialty in Feminist or Queer Theory.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is seeking a full-time, tenure-track position in German with a specialty in pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture. The qualifications for such a position include: Ph.D. in German (lang. & lit.) or equivalent, by August 15, 2018; native or near-native proficiency in both German and English; a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; demonstrated ability to teach language (beginner through advanced levels); an ability to teach a full spectrum of literature survey courses and a pre-20th century literature capstone course; an ability to teach a course on feminist or queer theory; demonstrated willingness to perform departmental, college and university service, with the potential to head a departmental German section; demonstrated ability to advise for a study-abroad/exchange program. We will conduct interviews at the 2018 meeting of the MLA in New York.

Candidates must demonstrate experience with, or a commitment to, diversity and inclusion.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in German (lang. & lit.) or equivalent, by August 15, 2018;
• native or near-native proficiency in both German and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) Diversity Statement and 6) three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Pay Basis Monthly
Open Date 10/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you lived or studied in a German-speaking country? If so, where and for how long?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. List of References