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TitelUniversity of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Department of German and Slavic Studies
BeschreibungSuper Sessional Instructor of German (4-months term position in Winter 2015)

Department of German and Slavic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

The Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba is advertising the position of a 4-month super sessional instructor in German Studies for the Winter semester 2015 (Start Date: 6 January 2015; End Date: 27 April 2015). The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach the following three courses (9 credit hours):
• GRMN 1120: Beginning German (second half of course), 3 credit hours (M, W, F 9:30-10:20)
• GRMN 2120: Introduction to German Culture 1, 3 credit hours (M, W, F 10:30-11:20): Class is conducted in English, no prerequisites, fulfills English writing requirement. Introduces to the culture of contemporary Germany; analyzes literature and other cultural forms since the end of World War I, including the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Holocaust, divided Germany, Re-Unification, and the European Union.
• GRMN 2140: Exploring German Literature, 3 credit hours (M, W, F 14:30-15:20): Class is conducted in German: Introduction to German Literature by discussing different literary genres; texts by Kafka, Mann, Brecht, Böll, Grass, etc. The class will extend the students’ German vocabulary, oral and written expression and comprehension. Prerequisite: Intermediate German.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in German Studies or near completion and a native or near-native command of English and German, as well as successful teaching experience at the university level and a high level of expertise in the subject areas.

The salary will be approx. $20,000. Note the vacancy announcement lists the salary by course; it will be eventually bundled to the super-sessional position.

There might be an opportunity for the successful applicant to also teach up to nine credit hours in the May / June 2015 summer session (salary is approx. $4800 per three credit hours). Courses in the summer session depend on sufficient student enrollment. Applications will be due in January / February 2015. Currently the Department is planning to offer GRMN 1120 “Beginning German” (6 credit hours) in May/June 2015 and GRMN 2510: “German Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm to Hollywood” (3 credit hours), conducted in English, in May 2015.

Applications for this position must include: a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and evidence of effective teaching, such as a teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, or sample course outlines. Two confidential letters of reference must also be received directly from the applicant’s referees.

Application and reference letters should be sent electronically by email to

Dr. Stephan Jaeger, Head
Department of German and Slavic Studies

Applications are due June 20, 2014. Interviews will be conducted by Skype shortly after (between June 23 and 27).

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Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Dr. Stephan Jaeger 
Funktion: Department Head / Professor of German 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba 
Strasse/Postfach: 328 Fletcher Argue Building 
Postleitzahl: MB R3T 5V5 
Stadt: Winnipeg 
Telefon: 001-204-474-9370 
Fax: 001-204-474-7601 
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