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Job Posting: 9-Month Lecturer Position in German at UBC

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia is now accepting applications for a non-renewable 9-month position as lecturer in German (start date: August 1, 2016).

The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses, including lower-level German language classes, a film course (GERM 304), and a German cultural studies course (GERM 408).

Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses. We have a particular interest in candidates with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students. The teaching load will be 18 credits across the period of appointment, distributed as a 3/3 load in the 2016 Winter session. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications should be sent via email attachment to by April 1, 2016 in the order listed: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.). In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to the Head of Department, Dr. Winthrop-Young. Referees are asked to submit their signed letters of reference by the same deadline via email to with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “9-Month Lecturer Position.” Review of applications will begin soon after April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

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