Assistant Professor of German (1-year Contemporary German Studies)



Job description

Grinnell, IA

The Department of German invites applications for a one-year appointment in Contemporary German Studies beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. The ideal candidates will have expertise in transnational contexts in contemporary Europe, such as diaspora and race, ethnic and religious minorities, migratory movements, and/or gender/sexuality. The person selected for this position will teach all levels of German, at least one course in their area of specialization, and be an active citizen in the campus community and the wider profession. We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in German Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, or a related field.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 1, 2019.

How to apply

Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), sample syllabi for a Jewish Studies course in English and an upper-level seminar in German, and provide email addresses for three references.
Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Daniel P. Reynolds, at [] or 641-269-3097.

Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. known for its strong tradition of social activism.It was founded in 1846, when a group of pioneer New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College.