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Assistant Professor of German

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Foreign Languages
Posting Job Title: Assistant Professor of German
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: German/German Studies
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/06/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

The Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in German/German Studies (area of specialization open) beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in German language and culture at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as well as courses to support the major and minor in accordance with the candidate’s specialty.
Commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

A Ph.D. in German/German Studies or the foreign equivalent is required at time of appointment, as well as a record of effective university teaching via an integrated approach and demonstrated potential for research and service. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. The candidate should have native or near-native fluency in German as well as in English and a demonstrated ability to teach and work within a culturally and an ethnically diverse community.
Other qualities include:
• Commitment to participate in and develop further community engagement initiatives, including current programs held at the KSU Campus and beyond in local and international settings.
• Commitment to support the German Studies program and the department in program assessment and curriculum review.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 10/17/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

For a detailed description of the university, college and department, please visit our home page at
For questions about this position opening, contact: Dr. Sabine Smith, Professor of German,

Additional Information for Applicants
Application Instructions

A complete application requires: a letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy and a research statement; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a Curriculum Vitae; a list of names and contact information for three references; three letters of recommendation; unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts are required before employment at KSU).
Application deadline: To guarantee full consideration, please submit all documents on or before October 17, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000543
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 36194
Departmental/College Overview:

The College of Humanities and Social Science at Kennesaw State University is the largest and the most academically diverse college at Kennesaw State. With 35 full-time and more than 40 part-time faculty members, the Department of Foreign Languages offers a B.A. in Modern Language and Culture, with a primary language of Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Minors are available in Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classical Studies, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Lusophone Studies, and Spanish. The Department is also expanding programs in Japanese, Korean, and Latin, and offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, and Russian.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  5. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests
  6. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  7. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents