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The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a full-time Lecturer at the beginning, mid-career, or senior level to serve as our pedagogy specialist. The successful candidate for this appointment will begin in fall 2019 and will be eligible for renewal and promotion up to the rank of Teaching Professor, as outlined in the Arts & Sciences Policy on Full-Time Teaching-Track Faculty.
The appointee will assume a variety of responsibilities related to the core language program, in a department with active faculty engagement at all levels of undergraduate and graduate instruction. Duties will include teaching and coordinating core language courses and supervising graduate student instructors in these courses, teaching graduate-level seminars in foreign language pedagogy, and working with colleagues on curriculum development, annual departmental assessment, and strategic planning for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop collaborative projects with other programs and with Washington University’s Teaching Center and to remain current on advances in the field of foreign language pedagogy. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures or in other departments will be based on qualifications and departmental needs. The department will support the successful candidate in pursuing opportunities for professional development during the duration of the appointment.
We seek applicants with proven records of excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as evidence of ongoing engagement in the profession through one or more of the following: conference presentations, textbook authorship, publications, organization of workshops and/or outreach activities, and the creation of innovative digital resources. PhD in hand at start of appointment.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Submit letter of application, CV, and the names of two to three references by April 19 to Interfolio - http://apply.interfolio.com/62019.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this position, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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