Associate Professor of German - Tenure/Tenure Track - 520678
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 520678
Department/Organization 204231 - Modern Languages and Classics
Rank Associate Professor
Position Summary The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor of German Applied Linguistics position to begin August 16, 2024.
Detailed Position Information The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor of German Applied Linguistics position to begin August 16, 2024. The successful applicant is expected to have a robust scholarly and publication record, teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate German courses, and provide appropriate service. Specific assignments will be needs-based and may include directing the first- and second-year German language programs, Goethe Institute testing, and collaboration with the German for Engineering program. Successful candidates will possess native or near-native fluency in German and English and must demonstrate successful teaching at the university level. Preference will be given to advanced candidates with a Ph.D. in German Applied Linguistics, and who have an ongoing research agenda focused on language pedagogy, curriculum development, language teacher education, and related areas of applied linguistics.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in German Applied Linguistics
Instructions and Required Materials for Application To apply, go to https://careers.ua.edu/jobs/search/AS and complete the online application. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio. Candidates should arrange to have three recommenders send letters of recommendation to the Department Chair, Dr. Cheryl Toman at email@example.com. Review of applications commences October 1 and continues until the position is filled.
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