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Job Posting: 8 Month Teaching Term Contractual Appointment in German

The Department of German and Russian at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for an 8 month teaching term contractual appointment beginning 1 September 2016 and ending 30 April 2017, subject to budgetary approval and sufficient enrolments.  Applicants must be fluent in English and German, have a broad background in German Language, Literature, and Culture, and possess a PhD or be ABD.  The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses, including introductory, intermediate, and advanced German language classes, as well as a German culture course.  The teaching load is six courses across the period of appointment, distributed as a 3/3 load in the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 semesters.  The successful candidate is expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching.

Applications should be sent via email to by April 15, 2016 in the following order: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching strengths and interests, course outlines, and teaching evaluations.  In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference addressed to Dr. John O. Buffinga, Head of Department.  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.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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