Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Global Languages

Position ID:MIT-Global Languages-GERLEC_AY22 [#18920]
Position Title: Lecturer in German
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Language Instruction
Linguistics / Second Language Teaching and Acquisition
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup** (listed until 2021/09/30)
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Lecturer in German 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Global Languages unit, invites applications for one full-time position as a Lecturer in German. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2022, with the possibility of indefinite renewals based on favorable performance reviews. This position includes full benefits. Responsibilities include teaching six German language (undergraduate-level) sections annually, developing innovative curricular materials for German language instruction, student advising, and other program duties.


Candidates must have: 

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in either German or a related field such as Teaching German as a Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition, or Applied Linguistics;
  • Native or near-native spoken and written proficiency in German and English;
  • A minimum of three years of post-degree (M.A.) teaching experience in a North American institution of higher education;
  • A record of demonstrated excellence in teaching;
  • A minimum of three years demonstrated experience in language pedagogy, curriculum design and development of new instructional materials (print, audio, video or digital); and
  • A record of on-going professional engagement and development.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV clearly showing requisite qualifications, a sample syllabus, a sample of materials development (print or digital, not to exceed 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation. Candidates selected for an interview will be requested to submit a 20-minute recorded teaching demonstration.


All materials should be submitted no later than September 30, 2021, via Academic Jobs Online:


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MIT Global Languages
77 Massachusetts Ave. 14N-305
Cambridge, MA 02139

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