Assistant Professor

University of Maryland - College Park, MD4.1

The Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2019. Applicants with specialization in environmental humanities from any period of modern German literature and culture are strongly encouraged to apply. Background in digital humanities and/or media ecology is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year and to take a leading role in program building, both within the Department and through interdisciplinary initiatives in SLLC and across the university.

This position is contingent on the continued availability of funds

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will demonstrate recognized potential for excellence in scholarship and academic leadership in German Studies, as well as interest and experience in teaching German language and culture courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Native or near-native fluency in both German and English is required. PhD must be in hand at time of employment. The Department of Germanic Studies and the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates should show a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population; candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information:
For full consideration, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus (uploaded as the required supplemental document 1), writing sample (published article or work in progress) of no more than 30 pages in English (preferred) or German, and the names and contact information for three reference providers who may be contacted to provide a confidential letter of recommendation. All applications must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application system at by the deadline of Friday, November 9, 2018. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.

Posting Date: 09/25/2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 11/09/2018 Physical Demands

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Writing Sample 1
Supplemental Document 1
Optional Documents