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Ergebnisanzeige "German Studies and Global Studies, Michigan State University (asst. prof., tenure-stream)"
TitelGerman Studies and Global Studies, Michigan State University (asst. prof., tenure-stream)
BeschreibungGerman Studies and Global Studies

The German Studies Program (B.A. M.A. and PhD.) in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University ( invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in German Studies and Global Studies. The successful candidate with be appointed on an academic year basis. We seek outstanding scholars and dynamic teachers who complement our existing strengths in the areas of German literary and cultural studies, applied linguistics, and digital humanities. The successful candidate will contribute to a highly active research and pedagogical agenda at the intersection of one of the areas listed above or with other discourses, such as, science and humanities, film and media, global studies, language studies, gender studies, or critical theory. The research of applicants for this position will focus on Germany as a multicultural society and support scholarship and teaching in the Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities major. Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities ( ) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that prepares students to be critical and engaged global citizens. The major’s core curriculum studies how changing transnational dynamics across history and in the present unfold – especially through humanistic, artistic, and critical knowledge practices in global issues like conflict and justice, crossing boundaries, and media use and circulation. The successful candidate will have specified commitments to teaching, research, and service in the Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities program.

MSU is an AAU/RO1/Land grant University with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research and on student success. The German program is committed to an integrated approach (language, literature and culture) and innovative professional development of our students in the curriculum and beyond. Beyond research in their respective field, the successful candidate will be actively involved in program building in German and Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities with teaching expectations in graduate and undergraduate German literature and culture as well as Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. The MSU German program, which was designated an AATG Center of Excellence in 2013, is a leading innovator in the integration of theoretical and practical perspectives on scholarship, pedagogy, and the profession. We are looking for a colleague who thrives within a context of collaborative research and student mentoring in research and engaged high impact pedagogies and will provide leadership for the continued success of German Studies at MSU.

The Department, a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international engagement.

Ph.D. in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2015. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State Human Resources web site (posting #0188): Applicants should submit a cover letter, an overview of current research and plans for the future, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae. References will be solicited from position finalists.

For further information, please contact: Professor Tom Lovik (, B‐267 Wells Hall. 619 Red Cedar Road, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

MSU is an affirmative‐action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Elizabeth Mittman
Associate Professor of German
Dept. of Linguistics & Languages
Michigan State University
B-262 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
tel. 517-355-5170
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