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This page is dedicated to academic jobs in German. The jobs found here are added by individuals as well as drawn from sources such as the MLA job listHigher Ed Jobs, the Chronicle of Higher EducationInside Higher Edjobs.ac.uk, and other lists and websites.

Click here for the 2016-2017 list

Please add jobs with the following format:

Name of college/university, title/rank, preferred area(s) of specialization, application due date, link to job ad.

As job search progress indicators become available, add the type of information and date. The link to a job description can be deleted after the application due date. After an offer has been accepted, please underline the name of the institution so that we can easily see which positions have already been filled.

For example:

  1. Midwest Dreamland U16/17th C, due 11/1/17
    • writing sample requested by email 12/1
    • phone interview scheduled 12/15
    • MLA interview scheduled 12/20
    • on-campus interview invitation 1/15
    • offer extended 3/15
    • offer accepted 3/25
    • rejection letter received 4/1

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions  Edit

  1. Auburn U (AL), asst. prof. due 11/1/17, link
  2. Ball SU (IN), asst. prof. due 11/16/17, link
  3. Bucknell U (PA), open rank, German-Jewish lit. & culture, due 10/15/17, link
  4. Colorado C, asst. prof., modernism/20th C culture, due 11/1/17, link
  5. Gettysburg C (PA), asst. prof., open, due 11/1/17, link
  6. Kennesaw SU (GA), asst. prof., open, due 10/17/17, link
  7. Longwood U (VA), asst. prof., due 11/1/17, link
  8. Montana SU, asst. prof., review begins 12/1/17, link
  9. Reed C (OR), asst. prof., due 11/10/17, link
  10. U of British Columbia, asst. prof., due 11/15/17, link
  11. U of California Berkeley, asst. prof., pref. for post-War lit., due 11/3/17, link
  12. U of Chicago (IL), asst. prof., due 11/15/2017, link
  13. U of Rhode Island, asst. prof., German for professional purposes, review begins 10/30/17, link
  14. U of South Carolina-Upstate, asst. prof., translation/interpretation, link
  15. U of Wisconsin-Madison, asst. prof., early Germanic, link
  16. Valparaiso U (IN), asst prof., generalist, due 11/17/17, link
  17. Virginia Tech, asst. prof., Goethezeit, due 11/15/17, link
  18. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA), asst. prof., due 10/15/17, link


[Schrödinger's search: neither ongoing nor canceled]

  • C of Charleston (SC), asst. prof., open, review begins 11/15/17, link
    • Q. Has this position been cancelled? Please clarify instead of simply deleting post. Thanks (10/6).
    • This position is not accessible via the link or listed on C of Charleston jobs pages any more (10/8)
    • A. The position went live prematurely on interfolio via an administrative error. It has yet to be approved and will appear on the MLA JIL if and when it is approved (10/11)

Senior Faculty Positions Edit

  1. Johns Hopkins U (MD), Kurrelmeyer Chair of German, due 10/15/17, link
  2. Michigan SU, founding Director of the School of Language Sciences & Literary and Cultural Studies (SLS&LCS), review begins 10/16/17, link
  3. U of Colorado Boulder, visiting senior scholar in German Studies, for either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, review begins 3/1/18, link

Visiting/non-tenure track/term limited faculty positions Edit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18

  1. Georgia Tech, GLACT postdoc in German, due 10/6/17, link
  2. U of Maryland, College Park, 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., environmental humanities, due 11/15/17, link

Applied Linguistics/Language Coordinator/Pedagogy/Program Director Positions Edit

  1. Columbia U (NY) lecturer/senior lecturer, due 11/1/17, link
  2. U of Texas at Austin, asst. prof., due 11/15/17, link

Renewable non-tenure track lecturer/instructor positions Edit

  1. Baylor U (TX), lecturer, due 11/1/17, link
  2. Texas Tech U, asst. prof. of the practice, link

Spring 2018 Positions Edit

  1. Cornell C (IA), German studies instructor, link

Faculty Positions outside of Canada and the U.S. Edit

  1. Durham U (UK), asst. prof., due 12/17/17, link
  2. National U of Singapore, lecturer/senior lecturer, due 10/15/17, link

Multi-Language Faculty Positions Edit

Other Germanic Languages Edit

Other German-Related Faculty Positions Edit

NOTE: German History positions are posted at European History 2017-18

Demographics Edit

Change the count in the category to which you belong. This permits us to have somewhat of an overview on the nature of the market demographics in German Studies. 

ABD (early): 

ABD (will finish this academic year): 9

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 10

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 

Assistant Professor: 3

Associate Professor: 4

Full Professor: 

Search Committee Member: 2

Lurker: 1

Concerned grandmother: 1

Faculty "Job Coach": 1 

Discussion Edit

  1. Two requests: Please do not delete any position that has been added. If a search has been cancelled, strike through it. Please also check before adding a new position to see whether it might already be in a different section. If you disagree with where the position has been placed, discuss the categorization in this section rather than simply duplicate it.
    1. Positions that are open rank = tenure track faculty + senior faculty. Should be listed in both. (Some things, studies have shown and experts agree, are more than one, not either / or ... )
    2. The purpose here isn't to deny that some jobs could reasonably be placed in multiple categories. It's just to make things easier once people start posting status updates.
    3. Idea: post it in both categories with request for people to post update status updates under tenure track.
    4. This is becoming needlessly complicated. Senior faculty positions are only for already tenured faculty whereas the tenure track positions are either expressly for or open to non-tenured applicants. Positions that are open rank or adv. asst. have in the past been listed in the first section.
  2. Q. (Ball SU) Does anyone know why their system asks applicants to upload their own LoRs? Am I to understand that they want non-confidential letters of recommendation?!
    1. This is most likely due to a miscommunication between the dept. and HR rather than a request for non-confidential letters.
    2. According to their search committee head, Ball State just implemented the job site this year and this was not something the department anticipated HR doing. They're in communication with HR right now about fixing it. 

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