American Association of Teachers of German

Assistant Professor of Instruction in German Language

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, United States
15 days ago


Department: WCAS 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, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. We require, in addition, two letters of recommendation. The candidate will be asked to provide two contacts for the letters at the time the application is submitted. Referees will then be automatically contacted and asked to submit their letters. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2021. Recommendation letters must be submitted by December 30, 2021. General information about the Department of German at Northwestern University can be found on the department website: Inquiries about the search may be directed to or Denise Meuser at

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:
  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
  • Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.
  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.
  • Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 59959536
  • Location:
    Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Instruction in German Language
  • Company Name: Northwestern University
  • Job Category: Other
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