Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, and
Gender and Sexuality Studies

Position ID:Swarthmore-Modern Languages and Literatures-VAPGGSS [#8987]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender and Sexuality Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Appl Deadline:2017/03/31 finished (posted 2017/03/10, finished 2017/09/04, listed until 2017/09/10)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Swarthmore College seek to fill a three-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor in German with a specialization in gender and sexuality studies.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in German by the time of appointment, at the beginning of the fall semester of 2017. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher in our core German language courses with broad scholarly interests to retain students in intermediate and advanced German-language literature and culture classes, as well as attract and motivate students from diverse backgrounds in English-language courses. In addition to a research specialization in gender and sexuality studies, the candidate should have demonstrated ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in the field. Offering the Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies and one additional core course in Gender and Sexuality Studies each year is expected. Applicants must show promise in scholarly research. Native or near-native fluency in German and a strong command of English are required.

Applications must be received on or before March 31, 2017. Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online: If you are unable to submit your materials digitally, please send them to Hansjakob Werlen, Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390 by the due date.

Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype or Zoom in the first weeks of April. Campus visits would be concluded by early May.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the scenic suburbs of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore, one of the nation’s finest liberal arts institutions of higher learning, is a college like no other. Private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. Global in outlook, the College draws students from around the world and all 50 states. Small, yet with the financial strength to offer students and faculty the resources needed to push their own and the world’s understanding of disciplines from Arabic to plasma physics, from microbiology to dance, from engineering to art history.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Swarthmore College
Dept of Modern Languages and Literatures
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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