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Assistant Professor of Instruction in German

The Department of German at Northwestern University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Instruction. A Ph.D. in German, Second-Language Acquisition, or a related field, near-native proficiency in German and English, and language teaching experience in the American educational system are essential. This position is a continuing, benefits eligible, non tenure-eligible, full-time appointment, starting September 1, 2022. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic instructor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of German language and culture using a proficiency-based communicative approach and who is familiar with current instructional technologies. The successful candidate will offer six undergraduate courses per year at the beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level of German. In addition to displaying a commitment to teaching, the successful hire is expected to engage with students, help plan co-curricular activities, and contribute to a mutually respectful, inclusive, and collaborative professional environment. Our department supports the professional growth of each faculty member in their field of specialty and it is firmly committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity. 

Applications require the following documents in PDF format: cover letter of interest that addresses professional and teaching experience as well as approaches to pedagogy, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and two contacts for letters of recommendation. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2021. Please submit required information at

Recommendation letters must be submitted by December 30, 2021. General information about the Department of German at Northwestern University can be found on this website. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Denise Meuser at  

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