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Visiting Assistant Professor in German Literature
University of California Santa Cruz

  • Feb. 7, 2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in German Literature
  • University of California Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA
    United States
  • 3/10/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Visiting Professor
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures
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Visiting Assistant Professor in German Literature

Visiting Assistant Professor in German Literature

University of California Santa Cruz


The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in German Literature. We seek a scholar in comparative literary and cultural studies with competence in German and preferably one (or more) additional language literature(s) relevant to the candidate's intellectual focus. Teaching and research expertise in Goethe, Romanticism, or literature and philosophy is preferable. Research areas may also include: poetry, prose fiction and drama; critical theory; visual culture; Jewish Studies; material culture; travel; migration, diaspora, colonialism and post-colonialism; workers' and social movements; relations between Germany and Russia / Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, or the Middle East; gender, race and sexuality; or digital humanities. The successful candidate will have clearly demonstrated university teaching experience at the undergraduate level; will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses in English and smaller courses in both German and English; and will contribute to a small but vibrant interdisciplinary German Studies Program and innovative graduate program in Literature. The selected candidate must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds; in addition, the selected candidate will pursue an active program of research and writing and will perform significant department service. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through writing, research, teaching, and/or service. This position carries a four-course workload over three quarters.

RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor I - III

SALARY: $59,400 - $66,400, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand (or equivalent foreign degree) in German Literature or related field of study at time of application; demonstrated record of research, and a demonstrated record of teaching in both German and English at the university level.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with the academic year commencing in fall 2017. Appointments are contingent upon availability of funding.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is for one year. Reappointment for a second year is subject to available funding. A review to assess performance will be conducted, should the hiring unit propose reappointment.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: an informative letter of application in English (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), curriculum vitae, two syllabi/descriptions of proposed courses in German Literature designed for a ten-week academic quarter (one taught in German and one taught in English), a writing sample of no more than 25 doubled-spaced pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation*. The following additional documents are optional: a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement addressing the applicant's contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Submit all documents as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00422-17T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/28/2019.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.



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