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Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a one academic-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies, starting August 19, 2019.  Open specialization. This is a full-time, 100% appointment with benefits, a competitive salary, and a teaching load of two courses per semester. The successful candidate will offer German language courses and courses taught in English on German-speaking cultures. Native or near-native proficiency in German is required.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, Ph.D.), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our web site (

What You Should Know

One academic year starting in August 2019.


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What We Require

  • PhD in German Studies or a related field.
  • At least two years of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study. 
  • Native or near-native proficiency in German. 
  • Research specialization in German-language literatures and cultures.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the materials listed below: 
  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. PDF Sample of Work = Writing Sample  (up to 30 pp.)
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf). 
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for 2 references and we will request letters of recommendation immediately upon application from these references. 

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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