Lecturer, German Studies

at University of Arizona/Human Resources Division in Tucson, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Lecturer, German Studies
Posting Number 
 German Studies
Department Website Link
Medical Sub-Speciality
 Main Campus
 1512 E. First St., Tucson, AZ 85719 USA
Position Highlights 
 The Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in German Studies, beginning August 2023. This position will teach in-person general education courses and upper-level language, literature, and culture courses for German majors and minors.
Alumni Jacquelynn and Bennett Dorrance have made a gift commitment of $5.4 million to endow the deanship of the University of Arizona College of Humanities and inspire on campus and throughout the world a continuous and fearless spirit of open inquiry:

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please .
Duties & Responsibilities 
 Direct the first four semesters of language courses, including supervising graduate assistant teachers and overseeing the implementation of the curriculum.
Teach one course in the Fall semester and two courses in the Spring semester (general education, and/or upper/lower-level language, literature, and culture courses for German majors and minors).
Hold office hours.
Active involvement in student recruitment, curriculum and program discussions and processes. 
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications 
 PhD in German Studies, Second Language Acquisition, or related field by May 2023.
Native or near-native fluency in German and English is required.
Preferred Qualifications 
 Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Experience with both online and face-to-face instruction.
Experience with and knowledge of language learning and teaching methods and innovations for teaching undergraduate majors and minors in German Studies and general education courses.
Demonstrated research expertise in applied linguistics or second language learning and teaching.
Tenure Information 
 Career-Track (CT)
Full Time/Part Time 
 Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 
Job FTE 
Work Calendar 
Job Category 
Benefits Eligible 
 Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay 
Compensation Type 
 salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: 
 Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 
Target Hire Date 
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates 
 Lindsey Fera
Open Date 
Open Until Filled 
Documents Needed to Apply 
 Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant 
 Please upload 3 required documents for full consideration (please do not type directly into the application system).Curriculum vitae (CV).

Statement of teaching philosophy.

Cover letter.

 Within a few business days after submitting your application you will receive an email asking you to provide contact information for 3 references (do NOT click the "Submit" button until you have added all 3 references using the plus "+" sign button). Your references will then be requested to upload a letter of reference into the system. Once the 3 reference letters have been uploaded, the application will be considered complete. Full consideration will be given to complete applications. The application deadline is April 1, 2023.
Diversity Statement 
 At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,... For full info follow application link.

The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Job Posting: 5787528

Posted On: Mar 31, 2023

Updated On: Apr 30, 2023

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