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TitelEndowed Position in German Literary Studies, University of Waterloo
BeschreibungEndowed Position in German Literary Studies

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a newly endowed position, the Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies. The Department is seeking an outstanding scholar whose research and teaching focuses on major literary works and authors of the German language. We are looking for candidates who are innovative thinkers and recognized leaders in their fields with an outstanding record of achievement in research and teaching. The Chair’s mandate is to stimulate interest in German-language literature on local, national, and international levels through research, teaching, and outreach. Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank, as appropriate. This appointment will be tenured; salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo offers programs leading to the BA, MA, and PhD in German; approximately a third of all graduate German degrees in Canada are granted by the University of Waterloo. The department’s German program is currently staffed by 8 tenured professors with expertise in German and Austrian literature (18th-20th centuries), German-language film, and applied linguistics. The department is also home to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, an endowed research institute that operates a range of intellectual and cultural programming. With a student population of 25,000 and six Faculties, the University of Waterloo has been rated the most innovative university in Canada for 13 years in a row. Located about 100 km from metropolitan Toronto, the University of Waterloo is in the Region of Waterloo, with a population of 500,000 and a rich German-Canadian heritage. The area enjoys one of the fastest growth rates in Canada.

The Department will be pleased to receive nominations and applications for this prestigious position. Nominations should be sent to the Department Chair. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be sent directly to

Dr. James M. Skidmore, Chair
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario CANADA N2L 3G1
Tel.: 519.888.4567, x33687
Fax: 519.746.5243

Electronic applications are preferred. The department will begin reviewing applications after January 15th, 2009. The position will remain open until it is filled, and the starting date is negotiable.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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PersonName: Skidmore, James M. [Prof.] 
Funktion: Chair of Department 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Waterloo 
Strasse/Postfach: 200 University Ave. W. 
Postleitzahl: N2L 3G1 
Stadt: Waterloo, ON KANADA 
Telefon: 519.888.4567, x33687 
Fax: 519.746.5243 
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte; 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte
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