Global Studies and Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Position ID:MIT-Global Studies and Languages-GER [#3956]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of German Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Area: Languages / German
Appl Deadline:2014/10/01 finished (posted 2014/07/15, finished 2015/08/17, listed until 2014/12/31)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant Professor of German Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Studies and Languages section (formerly called Foreign Languages and Literatures) invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary German Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2015 (employment begins July 1, 2015). Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. by the start of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with two years of academic teaching experience at the college or university level and clear evidence of scholarly development.

Teaching duties include mid-tier and upper-level undergraduate courses (some conducted in German, others in English). Native, or near-native, fluency in German and English is required.

Applicants should have a specialization in contemporary German studies with direct relevance to research areas such as cultural anthropology; media and the arts; digital humanities; urban, youth and/or popular cultures; ethnicity and diaspora; or German history, literature and cultural studies. Applicants must have significant scholarly work that is currently published or in press. MIT expects a highly productive and innovative research program as part of the requirements for tenure.

MIT is an affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation (including one that specifically addresses your teaching profile), one writing sample of published or publication-ready scholarship (no longer than 30 pages) in English, and two syllabi of undergraduate courses (one course taught in English, one in German) that you would be interested in teaching. Submission of one writing sample in German is optional (and should be no longer than 30 pages).

Priority will given to applications received by Wednesday, October 1, 2014, but other applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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MIT Global Studies and Languages
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 14N-305
Cambridge, MA 02139

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