Cornell University, Department of German Studies

Position ID:Cornell-GermanStudies-PROF [#22856, WDR-00033541]
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Early Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: German / Literature and Culture
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/20, listed until 2022/11/01)
Position Description:    

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As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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The Department of German Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor/early Associate Professor position in literary and cultural studies, and critical theory. The successful candidate will build on and expand the distinctive intellectual traditions in German Studies with innovative thinking on race, migration, the environment, and/or transnational forms of belonging. Specializations in the 20th or 21st century are especially welcome.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work engages in one or more of the following areas in German Studies with vital contributions to interdisciplinary outreach and research: Black German Studies and Critical Race Studies, Environmental Humanities and Medical Humanities, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Asian German Studies, Postcolonial Studies and Decolonization.

Ph.D. in German Studies or a closely related field, evidence of excellent teaching and outstanding scholarship, German fluency, and excellent English writing skills are required. The department is looking for candidates who can support increasingly diverse student bodies through inclusive research, teaching, and advising.

Two-course teaching load per semester entails variable assignments, including upper-level language, literature, and culture classes in German, first-year writing seminars in English, upper-level outreach classes in English, graduate seminars in the applicant’s primary field.

Applications due by November 1, 2022.

Dossiers should include a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, an article-length writing sample, two sample undergraduate syllabi, a statement of teaching principles, and a statement explaining how your teaching and research would contribute to diversity and inclusion at Cornell.

Applications should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dept. of German Studies, Cornell University, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201, and be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

Questions may be directed to Keeley Boerman (, Department Manager for the Dept. of German Studies.

Preliminary interviews will be scheduled via Zoom mid-December 2022.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

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Further Info:
Cornell University
Department of German Studies
183 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3201