Visiting Assistant Professor in German and German Studies

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Visiting Assistant Professor in German and German Studies
Division College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department German and German Studies
FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)
Work Schedule
If Other (provide months)
Full Time vs Part Time Full Time
Appointment Term
If Term, specify number of years 1 year with probable renewal for second year
Primary Function

The Department of German and German Studies invites applications for a full-time 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. Preferred specialization in contemporary literature and culture with emphasis on one of the following areas: Race and Ethnicity Studies, Environmental Studies, Migration and Transcultural Studies, Material Culture, and Media and Visual Studies. This position is a sabbatical replacement.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester, including first and second-year German and two upper-level courses in the area of specialization, and is expected to participate in the department’s academic and extracurricular programs.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


Ph.D. in German required by time of appointment.


Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly potential expected. Native or near-native fluency in both German and English required.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 12, 2018. Please post a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations from two courses, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation* through the application portal.

*Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at Inquiries via email may be sent to the same address with subject heading: “German Search.”

Work Environment

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, laboratory, and/or other University facilities.

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. CV
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Teaching Evaluation
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Miscellaneous 1
  5. Miscellaneous 2