Duke University, German Studies

Position ID:Duke-GermanStudies-YIDDISHINSTRUCTOR [#19476]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Germanic Languages and Literatures / Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies
Appl Deadline:2021/09/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/08, finished 2021/10/14, listed until 2021/09/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Duke University Department of German Studies invites applications for a one-semester (Spring 2022), part-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Instructor to teach German 374: Urban Yiddish Culture.

The course should offer a panoramic view of Yiddish culture in the twentieth century through a focus on the diverse cities inhabited by its audiences and creators across Europe and the Americas. It should consider the broad aesthetic and ideological tendencies that inform representations of urban Jewish life in Yiddish, English, Spanish and other languages. All material in English.

Candidates must be scholars of Yiddish and have the PhD in hand. We are searching for an experienced teacher with broad knowledge of Yiddish literature.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching dossier, including a brief teaching statement and three letters of reference. Candidates may be contacted with a request for further information.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Duke University
415 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708

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