Instructor/Assistant Professor of German
Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters
United States

Inst/Ast Prof - Fixed Term German

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics, Languages, And Cultures 10004543
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Prof - Fixed Term German

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures is seeking a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of German. This is a non-recurring fixed-term position for academic year 2022-2023, starting August 16, 2022. A Master's degree is required for the Instructor position; a PhD for the Assistant Professor position. All degrees must be conferred by the time of hire. Advanced PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester. Every effort will be made to keep workload sustainable in the course assignment. All courses will be taught at the undergraduate level. German and English are the languages of instructions and assignments will be a mix of in-person and online courses.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

A Master's degree is required for the Instructor position; a PhD for the Assistant Professor position.

●Proven record of excellence in teaching language and content courses online and in person.

●Expert language proficiency in German and English.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability and willingness to design and implement one general education course per semester.
  • Familiarity with contemporary language teaching approaches.
  • Familiarity with D2L and Cengage’s MindTap platform.
  • Team-working skills

Required Application Materials

● Cover letter with a brief statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of German teaching experience as it relates to this position's requirements;

● Curriculum vitae;

● A summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence;

● Names and email addresses of three recommenders;

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Zoom interview.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website . For more information, contact Matt Handelman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics ,Languages, and Cultures at [].

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

For information about the German Program, please visit

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

The Department of Linguistics, Language, and Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Apr 15, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 15, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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