Visiting Assistant Professor of German

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Job Summary

The Department of German Language and Literatures at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two semesters beginning fall semester 2017. The position will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of German, depending on qualifications.


The incumbent will teach five courses per year in the general area of German language and literature. This will include two courses at the elementary level, one at the intermediate level, one literature course in German on literature in the candidate’s area of expertise, and one course in English translation on a literary or interdisciplinary topic of the candidate’s choice. Applicants are welcome to propose a First Year Seminar in place of one of the above.


Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2017/18). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

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Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s approach to teaching; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College’s online application process at:
*By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 10, 2017 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.  
Questions about the position can be addressed to:, Chair of German, at 440-775-8639.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Evidence of Teaching
  4. Additional References

Supplemental Questions

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