The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures within the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to hire a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer in the field of German language and culture teaching. Appointment terms are up to three academic years beginning in Autumn 2024, with the possibility of renewals based on positive performance and department needs. A full-time (100%) appointment entails teaching six language courses per academic year and assistant in coordination of German language instruction. This appointment is responsible for teaching six in-person and online language and culture courses at all levels per academic year. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as Assistant to the Director of German language instruction with GTA supervision and language program coordination and outreach activities. Language coordination duties include: overall help with supervision of Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs), special projects in 1000-level language courses, GTA teaching observations, and German language outreach activities.
Education and Experience Requirements
Required: PhD in German Applied Linguistics or related fields; native or near-native fluency in German; record of excellence in teaching at all college levels of German language and culture; strong understanding of current best practices in world language pedagogy; experience with current instructional technologies and online language teaching; willingness and ability to teach either in-person or online as needed; commitment to curricular innovation; ability to work collegially and effectively with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds as well as foster an inclusive classroom and working environment.
Desired: Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, in line with Ohio States Shared Values (see below).
How to Apply
A competitive application consists of the following required elements:
brief cover letter that explicitly addresses the summary of duties and qualifications;
2-3 recent, complete sets of teaching evaluations from students; and
teaching philosophy that discusses world language teaching and how it informs your classroom instruction
You will be sent an email with instructions to provide names and contact information for three reference letters following submission of your application materials.
Review of applications will begin December 15 and continue until position is filled. For additional information related to these positions, please contact Professor Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm, Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures (email@example.com).
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Ohio States Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, which includes vibrant programs in Scandinavian and Yiddish studies, is one of the oldest and most distinguished German departments in the nation. It has maintained a tradition of intellectual rigor and cutting-edge research, fostering an environment that encourages collaborative exploration and interdisciplinary scholarship. It is home to a diverse faculty with intellectual and disciplinary breadth, who conduct research across all periods of literary, cultural, and intellectual history in German-speaking Europe. The department also boasts in-depth specializations including Germanic philology and linguistics, aesthetic philosophy, minority literature, colonial and post-colonial studies, language pedagogy, Afro-German history, ecocriticism, film studies, gender studies, cultural theory, public humanities, German-Jewish studies, and both the theory and practice of translation. In Autumn 2023, the department proudly inaugurated the groundbreaking Umwelt Center, a visionary initiative committed to exploring intersections of Environmental Humanities with Germanic Studies. Read more about our department here.
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