The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University is seeking a Lecturer in German to teach introductory and intermediate courses in language, literature, and culture. The teaching duties include six courses: in beginning language and culture and advanced courses in language and culture. This position will also have the opportunity to participate fully in the scholarly and professional life of the department. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively in English with students, faculty, and staff.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
M.A. in German or related field; Evidence of successful stand-alone teaching experience at beginning and intermediate levels.
Ph.D. in German, German Studies, or related field; Ability to teach German for Professionals. Demonstrated ability to instruct upper-division (advanced) content and language courses in German Studies; Near-native fluency in German; Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of World Languages and Cultures is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective. The department offers 9 languages with majors in French, German, and Spanish and minors in those languages plus Russian and Chinese. Other languages taught are American Sign Language, Arabic, Greek, and Latin. It also houses the International Studies and Classical Studies programs. The departmentâs 19 award-winning tenure-stream faculty engage in internationally-recognized research across a variety of disciplines. Â
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2021
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
May 15, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
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