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Job Posting: Super Sessional Instructor of German at U of Manitoba

The Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba is advertising the position of an 8-month super sessional instructor in German Studies for 2017-18 (Start Date: 7 September 2017; End Date: 23 April 2018).

The successful candidate will teach the following six courses (18 credit hours), 9 in German literature/culture, 9 in German language.

Fall/Winter (6 credit hours): GRMN 2100: Intermediate German (M, W, F 1:30-2:20) (up to level A2)

Fall 2017:

  • GRMN 2130: Introduction to German Culture from the Beginnings to 1918, conducted in English, 3 credit hours (M, W, F 10:30-11:20)
  • GRMN 3510/4670/7360: Special Topics in German in English translation (specific topic seminar for upper level undergraduate, honours, and M.A. students depending on expertise/wishes of hired candidate, 3 credit hours (W 6:00-8:45 p.m.)

Winter 2018:

  • GRMN 1120: Beginning German (second half of 6-credit hour course that starts in Fall 2017), 3 credit hours (M, W, F 11:30-11:20) (up to level A1)
  • GRMN 1300: Masterpieces in German Literature in English Translation, 3 credit hours (M, W, F 10:30-11:20)

The Department’s language program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  For further information contact

The successful candidate must hold a PhD or have ABD status in a Phd program (or equivalent) in German, a native or near-native command of English and German, as well as successful teaching experience at the university level (or equivalent).

The salary will be $40,000. The economy fare for one return flight from/to the current place of residence (for successful candidates from outside Manitoba) will also be reimbursed. Further professional development funds might also be available.

Applications for this position must include a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae to be uploaded to the university’s online application system UM Reach (see link). Evidence of effective teaching, such as a teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course outlines, and two confidential letters of reference (directly from the applicant’s referees) must also be emailed directly to Dr. Stephan Jaeger, Head Department of German and Slavic Studies, at

Applications and supporting material are due April 27, 2017, by 4:30 p.m. CT. Skype Interviews will take place in early May.

Further information about the department is also available via or by email from For assistance with the online application system, email Ms. Rose Fiorillo at

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Vacancy Number CSTR.3780; see

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