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Visiting Faculty Position in German Studies (#353)

Date Posted:
02/23/2016
Type/Department:
Faculty in German Studies
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The German Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College seeks applicants for a full-time visiting appointment for the 2016-2017 academic year.  This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position with competitive salary and benefits.

The teaching load is five courses per year in German and in English at all levels of instruction, including core courses and topics’ courses in the candidate's area(s) of research. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

A demonstrated background in European studies with a concentration in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: film and media studies, film history, digital humanities, postcolonial studies, or migration studies. Participation in departmental activities and collaboration with colleagues in film and media studies are expected. Proven teaching excellence in German and English, as well as native or near-native fluency in both languages required. Completed Ph.D. preferred.

Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.  Applications will be read beginning February 29, 2016 and accepted until the position is filled.  Please contact Professor Karen Remmler, at kremmler@mtholyoke.edu with any questions.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.