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, and other lists and websites.

Click here for the 2017-2018 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 U, asst. prof., 20th C, due 11/1/18
    • writing sample requested by email, 12/1 (x5)
    • phone interview scheduled, 12/15 (x4)
    • MLA interview scheduled, 12/20 (x3)
    • 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. Amherst C (MA), asst., assoc., or full prof., due 1/5/19, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 1/17
    • Campus interview invitation, 1/29
  2. C of Charleston (SC), asst. prof., due 12/7/18, link 
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/12 (x4)
    • Campus interview scheduled, 1/11
  3. C of William & Mary (VA), asst. prof., migration, multiculturalism, intercultural literature, due 11/5/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/28 (x4)
    • Campus interview scheduled, 12/11
    • Campus visits posted 1/27, link
  4. Columbia U (NY), asst. prof., post-1700, due 11/5/18, link​​​​​​
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/4 (x2)
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/21
  5. Cornell U (NY), asst. prof., media studies, pre-1800, due 11/15/18, link
    • MLA interview requested, 12/6
    • Rejection email (no interview) received, 1/17
    • Campus interview invitation, 1/17
  6. Duke U (NC), asst. prof., due 11/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/28
    • Rejection email received, 12/20 (x5) 
  7. Elon U (NC), asst. prof., due 12/7/18, link
    • Acknowledged receipt of application, 12/13
    • Email acknowledging timeline moving forward, 1/17
    • Rejection email received, 2/1 (x4)
    • Skype interview requested 2/6
  8. Emory U/Oxford C (GA), asst. prof., due 10/15/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/15 (x2)
    • Campus interview scheduled (x2)
  9. Franklin and Marshall C (PA), asst. prof. or instructor, due 11/1/18, link
    • WebEx interview requested, 11/28 (x4)
    • Campus interview requested, 12/31 (x2)
  10. Georgetown U (DC), asst. prof, 20th-Cent Modernism, due 10/29/18, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 11/28
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/13
    • Rejection email received, 12/13 (x5)
  11. Hanover C (IN), asst. prof., due 2/4/19, link
    • Skype interview requested, 2/13
  12. Illinois SU, asst. prof., due 11/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 11/30 (x3)
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/18
  13. Indiana U, asst. prof., due 10/15/18, link
    • Additional writing sample requested, 10/29
    • Skype/Zoom Interview requested, 11/15 (x3)
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/17
  14. Lawrence U (WI), asst. prof., Enlightenment to present, due 11/1/18, link
    • MLA interview requested, 11/20 (x4)
    • Rejection email received, 12/12 (x5)
    • On-campus interview requested, 1/10
  15. Midwestern SU (TX), asst. prof., due 11/5/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/4
  16. Pennsylvania SU, asst. or assoc. prof., Holocaust Studies and Visual Studies, open until filled, link; also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
    • interview requested, 11/20 [posted on the Jewish Studies wiki]
  17. Rutgers U (NJ), asst. prof., post-1945 German lit., due 11/5/18, link
    • MLA Interview requested, 11/20 (x6)
    • On-campus interview requested, 1/13
    • On-campus lectures posted 1/23, link
  18. U of Maryland, asst. prof., environmental humanities, due 11/9/18, link
    • LORs requested, 11/14
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/10 (x3)
    • On-campus interview requested, 12/20 (x2)
  19. U of Minnesota, Twin Cities, asst. prof., due 11/1/18, link
    • LORs requested, 11/14
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/3
    • campus visit invitation, 12/21
    • rejection email received, 1/4 (x3), 1/5
    • Campus visits posted 1/23, link
    • Offer made 2/8
  20. U of Mississippi, asst. prof., pre-1800, link
    • Rejection email received, 2/4 (x2)
  21. U of North Carolina, Asheville, asst. or assoc. prof. of German & directorship of the Center of Jewish Studies, due 11/1/18, link. Also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
    • Review of applications will take place on 12/5 and invitations for skype interviews will follow that [posted by search committee member]
    • Invitations for skype interviews have been sent
    • campus interviews have been finalized
    • Job talks posted [1]
  22. U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, asst. prof., German-Jewish Studies, due 11/2/18, link. Also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
    • Skype interview scheduled, 11/27 (x2)
    • campus interview invitation
    • There are five final candidates for campus visits.
  23. Washington U (MO), asst. prof., post-1800, due 11/15/18, link
    • Writing sample requested, 12/5 (x4)
    • MLA interviews requested, 12/14
    • Campus interviews scheduled, 1/10
    • Rejection email (no interview), 1/28
  24. Wesleyan U (CT), asst. prof., Enlightenment, Weimar Classicism, and Romanticism, due 9/7/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 9/26
    • Campus interview scheduled, 10/18
    • Offer received, 11/19
    • Offer accepted, 11/20
  25. Wofford C (SC), asst. prof., ability to teach French/Arabic or gen. ed. in English, due 10/25/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 11/18 (x6)
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/14
    • Offer received, 1/24
    • Offer accepted, 2/5, link

Senior Faculty Positions Edit

  1. U of Chicago (IL), assoc. or full prof., open, due 12/1/18, link
  2. U of Massachusetts Amherst, assoc. or full prof., German film and media, academic dir. of DEFA Film Library, due 11/13/18, link
    • Campus visit scheduled, 1/24
    • MLA interview scheduled, 11/29 (x3)
    • Rejection email received, 1/23

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

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019

  1. Colgate U (NY), visiting asst. prof., due asap, link
    • Skype interview requested, 12/21(x2)
    • On campus interview invitation, 1/15
  2. Grinnell C (IA), 2-yr. asst. prof., German-Jewish studies, due 2/1/19, link
  3. Grinnell C (IA), 1-yr. asst. prof., contemporary German studies, due 2/1/19, link
  4. High Point U (NC), visiting asst. prof., due 12/6/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 1/22 (x3)
    • Campus interview requested, 2/9
  5. Kennesaw SU (GA), lecturer, due 11/26/18, link 
    • Skype interview requested, 11/30
    • On campus interview invitation, 12/13
  6. Luther C, 1-year .86 FTE VAP, due 3/1, link
  7. U of British Columbia, 2-yr. asst. prof. w/o review (VAP), due 2/20/19, link
  8. U of Central Florida, instructor or lecturer, due 11/15/18, link
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/6
    • References Contacted, 1/16
  9. U of Manitoba, 3-yr. instructor in German Studies, due 1/4/19, link
    • On-campus interview invitation, 1/30
  10. U of Nebraska-Lincoln, asst. prof. of practice, due 2/15/19, link
  11. Tufts University, part-time lecturer in German literature/culture for AY 2019-2020, link

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

  1. Furman U (SC), asst., assoc., or full prof., applied linguistics, due 11/8/18, link
    • Skype Interview requested, 12/6 (x4)
    • On campus interview invitation, 12/19
  2. Indiana U-Purdue U Indianapolis, named chair and asst., assoc., or full prof., German-American Studies and/or applied linguistics, due 11/19/18, link
  3. Pennsylvania SU, lecturer/ asst./ assoc. teaching prof./ lang. coordinator, due 12/5/18, link
    • Rejection email received 2/5
    • Campus interviews have been scheduled, (x3)

Renewable non-tenure track lecturer/instructor positions Edit

  1. Baylor U (TX), lecturer of German, due 10/15/18, link
    • Webex interview requested, 12/6
    • Campus interview invite, 12/21
  2. Boston C (MA), 3-yr. renewable asst. prof. of practice, due 11/1/18, link
    • Skype interview scheduled, 12/4
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/21
  3. Hampden-Sydney C (VA), 1-yr. renewable visiting asst. prof., due 12/3/18, link
    • Skype interview invitation, 1/16 (x2)
    • On campus interview invitation, 1/28
  4. Hunter C (NY), 1-yr. renewable lecturer of German, due 2/6/19, link
  5. Iowa SU, lecturer of German, due 3/15/19, link    
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 3-yr. renewable lecturer in German, due 10/1/18, link.
    • Skype interview invitation, 10/12
    • Campus visit invite, 11/3
    • Rejection email received, 1/17
  7. New York U, 3-yr. renewable lecturer in German, due 2/22/19, link
  8. Northeastern U (MA), teaching professor in German/writing, due 1/7/19, link
  9. U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) position as Assistant Professor of German, review begins 1/21/19, link
  10. U of Chicago, senior lecturer. die 3/25, link
  11. U of Florida, 1-yr. renewable lecturer of German, due 12/1/18, link
    • lor and videoconference interview requested, 12/6
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/20
  12. U of North Carolina, Wilmington, renewable lecturer of German, due 2/15/19, link  
  13. U of Oklahoma, renewable lecturer (post 1945) and basic language coordinator, due 2/1/19, link
    • Skype interview invitation, 2/9

Spring 2019 Positions Edit

  1. Bradley U (IL), visting instructor or asst. prof., spring 2019, due 10/15/18, link
    • Phone interview requested, 10/22 (x5)
    • On campus interview invitation, 10/29 (x3)
    • Rejection notification received only after emailing them, position is filled, 1/19
  2. Longwood U (VA), 3-semester lecturer, due 12/7/18, link
  3. Rhodes C (TN), 2-yr. renewable asst. prof., Jan. 2019-spring 2021, due 10/22/18, link
    • Rejection Email received, 12/17 (x5)
  4. U of Chicago (IL), 1-yr. non-renewable lecturer, starting Jan. 2019, due 11/19/18, link
  5. U of Iowa, 1-yr. renewable visiting asst. prof., Jan 2019-Jan 2020, due 11/16/18, link
  6. Washington and Lee U (VA), 2.5-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 10/1/18, link
    • Skype interview requested, 10/16 (x2)
    • On campus interview invitation, 10/29 (x2)
    • Offer accepted, 11/30

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

  1. Durham U (UK), asst. prof., due 11/22/18, link 
    • Rejection letter received, 12/19 
    • Notified of being long-listed, 12/19
    • Phone interview scheduled, 1/8
    • Rejection notification received after phone interview, 2/4

Multi-Language Faculty Positions Edit

  1. Arizona SU, asst. prof., environmental humanities with background in French, German or Italian studies, due 12/4/18, link. Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019 and Italian 2018-2019.
    • Zoom interview requested, 12/10
    • Campus interview invitation, 12/29
  2. U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, non-tenure track renewable as asst. prof. of tech. assisted lang. learning (language of specialization open), due 12/1/18, link
  3. U of California Los Angeles, asst. prof., European languages and transcultural studies (2 positions, incl. German), due 11/1/18, link. Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019 and Italian 2018-2019.
    • Interviews scheduled according to French and Francophone Studies wiki, 1/18; edit: in fact, campus visit scheduled as of 1/15 according to Francophone wiki
  4. U of California Santa Barbara, asst. prof., European translation studies, due 11/15/18, link. Also posted at Comparative 2019 and French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019
    • Zoom interview requested, 1/14 (x 2)
  5. U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, asst. prof. Central European Studies, due 11/15/18, link. Also posted at Russian/Slavic 2018-2019
    • Skype interview requested, 11/30
    • Rejection Email received, 12/19

Other Germanic Languages Edit

  1. Ohio State U, 3-yr. visiting asst. prof., Yiddish Studies, due 2/19/19, link

Other German-Related Faculty Positions Edit

NOTE: German History positions are posted at European History 2018-19

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): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 6

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 17

PhD in hand (employed full-time; Senior Lecturer; looking for tenure track): 1

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 2

Assistant Professor: 1

Associate Professor: 3

Full Professor: 

Search Committee Member:1


Concerned grandmother:1

Faculty "Job Coach":  

Discussion Edit

  1. Shouldn't Wofford job be listed under Multi-Language positions? The ad clearly states that the candidate will have to teach German and Arabic or French.
    • Change Made.
    • The original listing now clearly lists the position's secondary requirements
  2. Open rank searches are traditionally listed with the other tenure track positions and not with senior searches. Please check to see if a position is already listed in one of the categories before you add the position.
  3. Is the College of Charleston job a VAP or tenure-track? The word "visiting" is in the posting, but the title is just assistant professor, and the application material, if I'm not mistaken, is much more comprehensive than for the VAP listing they had last year...
    • Received confirmation from the search committee chair that C of Charleston's search is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of German, 10/26
    • Search Committee confirmed that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting tomorrow (12/8) and confirmed Interfolio page for CofC job will remain open into the start of the new year.
    • Communicated with the Chair at C of Charleston about replacing the requested teaching demo with something else. Here's the response: "Although our preference is for a teaching video, the committee does not want to preclude anyone from applying and is happy to accept a portfolio of course evaluations from students and observations from colleagues in lieu of a video." 12/7
  4. Re: Furman U: Per insider information, anyone who is willing and able to contribute to the university's linguistics program is encouraged to apply, this includes German Studies candidates. 
    • Applicants are encouraged to contact the Chair of the search, Linda Bartlett (, to confirm all of their materials were successfully submitted. Furman recently switched to a new computer administration system
    • Due to some technical issues with the aforementioned computer system, the application due date has been extended to November 8. 
  5. Metoo alert on Kennesaw State job. Chair of language department has history of sexual harassment/assault attempts at previous positions. 
    • Bless you for this (x5)
    • Read comment #7 by user "grand forks":
    • Comment refers to this part of the report: "Rice, who met with Mosher and reviewed documents in her case at her request, said a sexual harassment claim Mosher made against a former colleague apparently had "tainted" her reviews, noting that one faculty member had said she voted against Mosher because she didn't want to be called as a witness in a possible legal action. That former colleague, no longer at the university, appeared to give undue weight to some criticisms of Mosher's behavior toward students "in retaliation for his spurned romantic advances," Askim-Lovseth, the former mentor, testified."
    • What are tenured faculty and search committee members doing to protect applicants?
    • I deleted a response that contributes to rape culture on college campuses. 
    • I deleted another response that contributes to rape culture on college campuses. 
    • I sincerely hope the person(s) who keep writing those unwarranted remarks on this discussion board find a new hobby. This is a space for information and transparency. They should learn to keep on scrolling.
  6. RE: The Longwood lecturer job-- I just corresponded with one of the German faculty members and got more specific details on the position beyond those in the ad. I was told to spread the word to other applicants that both faculty members are happy to answer any questions about the position directly.
  7. Wait, so did Lawrence send out MLA invites or not? Receiving mixed signals here...
    • They did. Not sure why it was deleted. I restored it.
  8. The UCLA search has 500 applicants.
    • So you're saying there's a chance (x2)
    • ^ Bless you for the much-needed LOLz today!
    • Apologies for posting 2nd hand info about interviews being held; my information turned out to be false, so I deleted it.
  9. Do we know what is going on with the Emory University search?  It seems pretty quiet on that front...
    • I have heard from a reliable source that there is likely an internal candidate, just FYI.
    • I see - that makes sense since there have been absolutely no changes since the job was advertised.  Thank you so much for posting the update!
    • Keep in mind too that there are probably several people on the market lurking without otherwise contributing to this site as well and I imagine the university will still have to go through the hopes of preliminary interviews, etc.
    • Very true...never boring, I guess.
  10. Re: the German-Jewish position at UNC Chapel Hill: Some interviewees thought they were told that they would hear about progressing to on-campus visits by 12/14. But the Wiki hasn't been updated to indicate that anyone has been told. Do any readers know if invites have been sent out? And thanks so much for maintaining this page!
  11. Deleted repeated entry for Northeastern University position.
  12. Re: Rejection letters from Duke: are they post initial interview or not?
    • I received one without having had an interview.
    • Did campus interview invitations go out when rejections were sent out?
    • I heard campus invitations already went out.
  13. Re: the post-1945 position at Rutgers: have any readers heard back after their MLA interview? The wiki has not been updated to reflect that campus interview invites have gone out but it seems late to hear. Any second-hand info is also welcome!
  14. Congrats to the candidate who accepted the position at Wofford C! (x2!!)
  15. I moved the Iowa State lecturer job because the posting says it's renewable