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german studies department

Boston College's German Studies Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (2/3 teaching load) beginning July 1, 2015.

Duties of the position:

Teaching undergraduate courses in German language (intermediate and advanced), introductory courses in literature (in English), and a foundation course (in English) for Minors on recent German history and culture
Advising Majors and Minors in German Studies
Supervising seniors writing theses and applying to post-BA programs
Serving on committees in the College of Arts and Sciences
The German Studies Department at Boston College has an undergraduate program renowned for academic excellence as well as the many Fulbright fellowships and prestigious internships awarded to its graduates.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic teacher, an attentive mentor, an engaging scholar, and a congenial colleague; someone who will participate fully in the life of the department and the university; someone who will enhance our existing program with its commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and welcome the opportunity to help build our growing business German offerings; someone whose expertise and interests will enhance curricular connections with a range of departments and programs in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and allow for the development of new and innovative interdepartmental collaborations.


Requirements for application:

Native or near-native fluency in German
Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment
Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
Evidence of research potential and clearly outlined publication agenda
Expertise in foreign language pedagogy or assessment also welcome

To apply, please upload a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, course evaluations, four confidential letters of recommendation (one of which must address the candidate’s teaching), and a writing sample to the Interfolio online application. Applications submitted by email or US postal service will not be read.

Completed applications must be received by November 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter. The first round of interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Vancouver, BC, January 8-11, 2015.

Questions may be directed to Michael Resler ( or Agnes Farkas (Administrator, German Studies Department, Boston College,


Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.