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#*Offer accepted, 3/11, [https://www.colorado.edu/gsll/2021/03/11/franziska-schweiger-accepted-tenure-track-position-hamilton-college link]
 
#*Offer accepted, 3/11, [https://www.colorado.edu/gsll/2021/03/11/franziska-schweiger-accepted-tenure-track-position-hamilton-college link]
 
#'''Middlebury C''' (VT), open rank, Black European studies, due 2/1/21, [https://apply.interfolio.com/82351 link]
 
#'''Middlebury C''' (VT), open rank, Black European studies, due 2/1/21, [https://apply.interfolio.com/82351 link]
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#'''Oklahoma SU''', asst. prof. of German, due 2/7/21, [https://apply.interfolio.com/82233 link]
 
#'''Oklahoma SU''', asst. prof. of German, due 2/7/21, [https://apply.interfolio.com/82233 link]
 
#*Has anyone heard anything on this one? Danke!
 
#*Has anyone heard anything on this one? Danke!
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##"Yes, just leave them. You deserve more than a 1-year co-living arrangement contingent on the whims of all the in-laws."
 
##"Yes, just leave them. You deserve more than a 1-year co-living arrangement contingent on the whims of all the in-laws."
 
##Six jobs in German and three belong in other departments. German studies deserves to die.
 
##Six jobs in German and three belong in other departments. German studies deserves to die.
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##Covenant College. This is just a heads up to my fellow job seekers. I applied for the position, did Zoom interview. While I felt that the Zoom interview went well, hoping to get a further invite, I received a rejection letter. The Ad was re-advertised on MLA job site some weeks later. Fast forward to almost two months after the receipt of rejection letter, I received an email asking me to re-apply for the same position.

Revision as of 03:46, 18 March 2021

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.

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 11/1/20, link
    • writing sample requested by email, 12/1 (x5)
    • phone interview scheduled, 12/15 (x4)
    • MLA interview scheduled, 12/20 (x3)
    • on-campus interview invitation, 1/15ge
    • offer extended, 3/15
    • offer accepted, 3/25
    • rejection letter received, 4/1

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions 

  1. Oklahoma State University. Pandemic Studies cluster -- open rank. https://apply.interfolio.com/84972
  2. Carnegie Mellon U (PA), asst. prof., Critical Race Studies, Racism, and Black and Afrodiasporic Studies, due 10/15/20, link
    • Zoom Interview scheduled, 11/12 (x2)
    • Zoom interview scheduled, 11/13 (x1)
    • Follow up interview with German faculty, 11/18 (x2)
    • On campus interview invitation, 11/25 (x2)
    • Rejection email after campus interview, 1/8 (x2)
  3. Elon U (NC), asst. prof., due 1/15/21, link
    • Does anyone have any information on this search? The start date made me think that they were trying to wrap it up quickly.
    • This is not actually a real search. Lots of drama, and no fault of the German Dept. itself. They are not actually hiring in German at all.
  4. Hamilton C (NY), asst. prof., due 11/9/20, link
    • Zoom Interview scheduled, 12/1 (x7)
    • Zoom Interview took place, 12/15 (x1)
    • Rejection post interview, 1/4 (x3)
    • On campus interview invitation, 1/4
    • Offer accepted, 3/11, link
  5. Middlebury C (VT), open rank, Black European studies, due 2/1/21, link
  • Zoom interview scheduled, 03/17/21
  1. Oklahoma SU, asst. prof. of German, due 2/7/21, link
    • Has anyone heard anything on this one? Danke!
    • Have received no notification or correspondence as of 2/25 (x4)
    • Invitation for Zoom interview, 3/1
  2. U of Washington, asst. prof., Humanities Data Science, due 1/22/21, link
  3. Washington U in St. Louis (MO), asst. prof., Cultural Analytics or Digital Literary Studies, due 3/5/21, link

Senior Faculty Positions

  1. George Mason U (VA), assoc./full prof & dept chair (language open), due 1/4/21, link

Visiting/Non-Tenure Track/Term-Limited Faculty Positions

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021

  1. Colgate U (NY) 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., review begins 3/3/21, link
  2. Colorado C, 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., due 12/15/20, link
    • Zoom interview scheduled, 1/5 (x3)
    • Has anyone heard anything? Danke!
    • Offer letter accepted, 2/12
  3. Knox C (IL), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof. of German and Jewish Studies, due 2/1/21, link
    • Invitation for Zoom interview, 2/22 (x3)
    • Invitation for virtual campus visit, 3/4 (x2)
  4. Macalester C (MN), 3-yr. visiting asst. prof., German Studies, due 12/10/20, link
    • Position filled (x4)
  5. Reed C (OR), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., German, due 1/15/21, link
    • Zoom interview invitation, 2/16
    • On campus interview invitation, 2/25
  6. St. Norbert C (WI), 3-yr. visiting asst. prof., German, due 12/1/20, link
    • Invitation for Zoom interview 12/15, scheduled for 1/5 and 1/6
    • Notification that finalists selected for virtual campus visit, 1/15
    • offer extended, 2/19
    • offer declined, 2/26
    • Offer accepted, 3/16
  7. St. Olaf C (MN), 1-yr. visiting asst. prof., sabbatical replacement, German, due 3/30/21, link
  8. U of Colorado Boulder, 2-yr. visiting asst. prof., German, due 3/30/21, link
    • The current VAP is moving institutions this summer, so there is no inside candidate—please do apply.
  9. U of Kansas, 3-yr. lecturer, due 12/22/20, link
    • Position filled
  10. U of Maryland, Global Campus, Collegiate Faculty, World Languages and Culture, German Language, link
    • contacted for phone interview, 10/29
    • rejection e-mail, 11/5
    • rejection email, 10/15
  11. U of Rhode Island, Max Kade visiting prof., link
    • contacted for Zoom interview, 11/25
    • offer extended, 12/4
    • offer accepted, 12/5

Applied Linguistics/Language Coordinator/Pedagogy/Program Director Positions

  1. U of Georgia, lecturer and lang. program coordinator, due 2/5/21, link
    • Request for supplemental materials, 2/12 (x3)
    • Zoom interview invitation, 3/5 (x3)
    • Zoom interview took place, 3/12 (x2)
    • Invitation for virtual campus visit, 3/13 (x2)

Renewable Non-Tenure Track Lecturer/Instructor Positions

  1. U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, instructor, three-year renewable, due 4/15/21, link
  2. Rhodes C, Assistant Professor, three-year renewable, due 4/5/21, link

Part-Time/Adjunct Positions

Spring 2021 Positions

  1. Illinois SU, instructional asst. prof, 1 class, though not stated on listing, open until filled, link
  2. Washington U in St. Louis (MO), lecturer, Germanic langs. and Literature, due 11/23/20, link
  3. U of Rhode Island, PTF for two GER 101 sections, online, due 1/8/21, link

Faculty Positions outside of Canada and the U.S.

  1. King's College London (United Kingdom), lecturer in German Language Education & Lang. Co-Ordinator Education, due 3/7/21, link
    • Link with message that they are no longer accepting applications for the position, 2/18
  2. Lalia Berlin (Germany), instructor for second-year, advanced German classes, link
  3. U of Sydney (Australia), continuing (tenured), due 2/28/21, link

Multi-Language Faculty Positions

  1. Allegheny C (PA), asst. prof. of French and German (non-TT), review begins 2/22/21, link
  2. Convenant C (GA), asst. prof. of foreign language (multi language), link
    • Zoom interview scheduled, 1/20
  3. U of California, Berkeley, asst. prof. of comp. lit., critical theory, due 10/15/20, link
    • Writing sample request

Other Germanic Languages

  1. Middlebury C (VT), instructor of German, Middlebury Language Schools, due 1/8/21, link

Other German-Related Faculty Positions

Demographics

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): 2

ABD (will finish this academic year): 7

Ph.D. in hand (visiting asst. prof., lecturer/senior lecturer, post-doc, adjunct): 8

Ph.D. in hand (alt ac):

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 1

Assistant Professor: 1

Associate Professor: 3

Full Professor: 

Search Committee Member:

Lurker: 1

Concerned grandmother:

Faculty "Job Coach": 1

Discussion

  1. With the job market died the illusion that I could land a position if I just work hard and get lucky please the right people. How liberating!
    1.  Hear, Hear!
    2.  It's a 'better chance at the winning the lottery' year
  2.  wow - I was expecting drought but not quite a desert...
  3. inb4 "but it's still early."
  4. Maybe it's about time that mandatory retirement age was reintroduced. That was a boomer kick to the face of young faculty.
  5. Do you really think that mandatory retirement would help right now?  My current institution would not hire a TT line for German, given *gestures vaguely*...
  6. I hear that excuse a lot but if they really cared they could negotiate to preserve the line in exhange for an early departure. Of course they're not interested in actually serving Germanistik, only themselves.
    1. You are aware that tenured profs have very little power at the institutional level, right? There’s no negotiating for something administrations refuse to fund. It’s not like people suddenly lose their souls when they get promoted. There are much larger forces at work.
    2. "actually serving Germanistik"?!?!? Hahaha! Is that part of an oath that's required upon admittance into the profession? Wow . . .
    3. You wouldn't care, would you boomer.
  7. I am a tenured professor who could retire financially. But if I retired right now, the administration would cash in the line and take the opportunity to close down German for good. The department has zero negotiating powers. Administrators very rarely strike deals (Department: "We'll give you this, and in return you keep the TT line in German." Provost: "Super! Agreed!"), and if they do, they break their promises as a matter of course. They probably never meant to keep them from the start; they were only placating or buying time. That is how it has been for the last 30 years at the two institutions I served. How often have we, have I been lied to! So I am just hanging in there for the sake of my program and the students that thrive in it, in the vain hope that things will improve, the program will survive, and finally some lucky candidate will continue the work and serve the students, who love German and deserve much better. I truly feel for everybody who is in the (non-existent) job market right now. As the Germans say: "So viel kann man gar nicht essen, wie man da kotzen muss."
  8. At this point, with tenure definitely already in its death knells, I wouldn't even mind if retirements aren't replaced with TT lines. A solid lecturer position with an open contract would be enough.
    1. agreed
    2. yes, but TT lines don't appear to get converted into lecturer positions, from what I've seen. Best case, adjuncts if they really need the courses taught, or the program just shrinks or disappears.
  9. Applicant beware on University of Maryland Global Campus: it's a for-profit in all but name. It's not College Park or any of the respectable campuses in the system, but something more like Purdue Global. Its purpose is to sell off-the-shelf mostly online classes to underprivileged students in order to raise revenue for the rest of the Maryland system, and as such the only real concern of the organization is "enrollments, enrollments, enrollments." It should tell you something that an outfit you saw advertised at a nearby bus stop felt the need to use the word "quality" eight times in its job ad, because the courses you'll be teaching are anything but. Management is openly hostile to faculty, and they have used contract renewal time to cut salaries and benefits. I know this is an "any old port in the storm" year (like every year), but you might find that at UMGC the costs to your happiness and your professional integrity outweigh the benefits.
  10. I have mixed feelings reading #9. They are accredited. Also, not everyone has the luxury of being a full-time student on a physical campus. None of the universities I know about aren't concerned with 'enrollments' - and I don't think any universities are non-profit. Somewhere up the line people are talking about money and enrollments, regardless of where they may be.
    1. You missed the point. The point is that UMGC is a toxic place to work that also sells its students short. And that is so by design.
    2. Thank you for the clarification. Sounds like you have some experience here. Good luck in your future endeavors!
    3. Happy to help you. Good luck with your next gig!
  11. Anyone else just keep looking at this page like a sad ex?
    1. Yes. It was a really awful relationship, though, right? Can we all be the ex, but also try to be that friend who tells you that person was a POS anyway, and was never worthy of you?
    2. "Yes, just leave them. You deserve more than a 1-year co-living arrangement contingent on the whims of all the in-laws."
    3. Six jobs in German and three belong in other departments. German studies deserves to die.
    4. Covenant College. This is just a heads up to my fellow job seekers. I applied for the position, did Zoom interview. While I felt that the Zoom interview went well, hoping to get a further invite, I received a rejection letter. The Ad was re-advertised on MLA job site some weeks later. Fast forward to almost two months after the receipt of rejection letter, I received an email asking me to re-apply for the same position.