Carleton College — Assistant Professor of German

The Department of German and Russian at Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in German at the rank of assistant professor, beginning September 1, 2020. Required qualifications: PhD in a relevant field; commitment to undergraduate teaching; demonstrated excellence in language teaching at all levels; ability to teach literature and culture in both English and German; native or near-native fluency in German and English; strong research credentials and a promising scholarly agenda. Specialty is open, but the successful candidate will also bring expertise in a second field that will expand interdisciplinary offerings at the college and attract students from outside German Studies (e.g., disability studies, migration studies, translation studies). Desirable additional qualification: experience leading an overseas program.

Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates located 45 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our department strives to provide our students—majors and non-majors alike—with practical language skills as well as intellectually demanding cultural study in a challenging, yet supportive, environment. Teaching load is five courses over three ten-week trimesters.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at and submit the following: a cover letter; CV; graduate transcript; teaching statement, including comments on working with a diverse student body; teaching portfolio with sample syllabi or course descriptions in both German Studies and a second field; writing sample; contact information for three references, at least one of whom can address teaching. Teaching videos are strongly encouraged, although we recognize that not all candidates will be able to provide one. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by September 1, 2019.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.