JOB: Open Rank Lecturer in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis, A&S German

Open Rank Lecturer in Germanic Languages and Literatures


Institution Type:  College / University
Location:  MissouriUnited States
Position:  Lecturer


The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a full-time Lecturer at the beginning, mid-career, or senior level to serve as our pedagogy specialist. The successful candidate for this appointment will begin in Fall 2022 and will be eligible for renewal and promotion up to the rank of Teaching Professor, as outlined in the Arts & Sciences Policy on Full-Time Teaching-Track Faculty.


The appointee will assume a variety of responsibilities related to the core language program in a department with active faculty engagement at all levels of undergraduate and graduate instruction. Duties will include teaching and coordinating core language courses and supervising graduate student instructors in these courses, teaching graduate-level seminars in foreign language pedagogy, and working with colleagues on curriculum development, annual departmental assessment, and strategic planning for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop collaborative projects with other programs and with Washington University’s Teaching Center and to remain current on advances in the field of foreign language pedagogy. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures or in other departments will be based on qualifications and departmental needs. The department will support the successful candidate in pursuing opportunities for professional development during the duration of the appointment.

We seek applicants with proven records of excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as evidence of ongoing engagement in the profession through one or more of the following: conference presentations, textbook authorship, publications, organization of workshops and/or outreach activities, and the creation of innovative digital resources. PhD in hand at start of appointment.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

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Inquiries about submitting application materials should be sent to the departmental administrator, Benjamin Locke ( Other inquiries should be sent to Search Committee Chair, Matt Erlin (

Primary Category:German History / Studies
Secondary Categories:Languages
Posting Date:12/09/2021
Closing Date01/07/2022

Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

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