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Job Posting: Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of German. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an externally funded research program in one of the following areas: Transcultural Studies before 1900 or interdisciplinary or comparative work in German culture before 1900. The successful candidate will be expected to produce high impact research and scholarship in German Studies and play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in the German undergraduate and graduate programs. The ability to train teaching assistants would be an asset. Service to the department, faculty, university and community is also expected.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in German and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both research and teaching through significant peer-reviewed publications; a strong record of research productivity; a proven track-record of successfully securing research grants; a convincing statement of teaching philosophy; strong teaching evaluations; evidence of successful student supervision and mentorship.

The Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department, please visit

All applications must be received by February 15, 2016 (deadline extended; previous deadline January 15, 2016). Applicants should provide an updated curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier that includes course proposals in the candidate’s area of expertise, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and no more than four samples of scholarly work. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by referees. Materials should be directed to:

Dr. Olga Mladenova, Search Committee Chair
Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures
University of Calgary, Canada

These materials must be sent electronically to, and application to be found here.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No) and are you currently legally entitled to work in Canada? (yes/no)

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