The Department of German at Amherst College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in German literature (prose, poetry, drama) and culture that will begin on July 1, 2019. This is an open-rank search. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Our ideal candidate has a track-record of significant scholarly achievement and substantial college-level teaching experience.
Successful candidates will have a strong grounding in German literary and cultural history. In addition, we seek a colleague who can supplement and expand our departmental program by establishing interdisciplinary connections with areas such as, but not limited to the following: critical race studies, migration studies, German-Jewish studies, German-Turkish studies, environmental studies, women's, sexuality, and gender studies, and/or the medical humanities. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes intermediate and advanced German-language courses, as well as courses in German literature (prose, poetry, drama) and culture taught in German and English. Department members may also teach independent-study courses on special topics.
Additional duties include supervising honors students and other academic advising and supporting students in a thriving departmental program, maintaining an active research profile, and participation in faculty governance within and outside the department.
The position requires a Ph.D. degree and native or near-native proficiency in German and English. An appointment at the assistant, or possibly, the associate professor rank, will be tenure track. A senior appointment would be with tenure. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a tenure review.
Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations, a writing sample of not more than twenty-five pages, syllabi for two proposed courses (one in German, one in English), and a teaching statement with their applications electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/54576. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by this date will receive full consideration.
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium.
Amherst is an equal opportunity employer and encourages those of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
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About Amherst College
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.
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