JOB: Teaching Assistant Professor and Language Program Director in German, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (19.10.2019)

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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Teaching Assistant Professor and Language Program Director in German


Institution Type:  College / University
Location:  North CarolinaUnited States
Position:  Non-Tenure Track Faculty


The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ( is seeking a superior and innovative instructor in German to begin on July 1, 2020. This is a renewable fixed-term, non-tenure-track lectureship in German with an initial 3-year appointment. Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2020 and native or near-native proficiency in German and English required. Area of specialization in German is open, although a strong background in foreign language pedagogy, web-based instructional technologies, or second language acquisition is highly desirable.


The successful candidate will teach five courses a year, including all levels of the undergraduate language curriculum (from novice to advanced content-based instruction); as Language Program Director the teaching assistant professor will help train and mentor graduate student instructors, assist with the administration of the language program, develop and serve as advisor for extracurricular activities, and perform service for the department, other units in the University, and for the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.


Applicants must apply online at  and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); 4) a statement describing your past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; 5) one sample syllabus for a 5th semester language course.


At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s German-language teaching in detail. All references should be sent via Interfolio to Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.


Questions should be addressed to Dr. Priscilla Layne at


Open until filled; review of applications will begin on October 20. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.



Questions should be addressed to Dr. Priscilla Layne at

Primary Category:Languages
Secondary Categories:German History / Studies
Posting Date:09/15/2019
Closing Date12/31/2019