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Job Posting: Instructor I in German Studies at the U of Manitoba

The Department of German and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time three-year term position at the rank of Instructor I in German Studies. It is anticipated that a continuing (permanent) instructor position will be advertised during or at the end of the duration of the term position. The successful candidate must have a PhD in German Studies, or be very near completion, a specialization in literary and cultural studies (a strong interdisciplinary expertise in German Cultural Studies in the twentieth or twenty-first century would be desirable) and experience in successful German language and culture/literature teaching. Expertise in teaching film, multicultural theory, courses with indigenous content, popular culture, post-colonialism/ German colonial history, minority studies, intercultural theory, or human rights studies will be considered an asset. Another asset would be experience or interest in developing on-line / distance courses.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in German language as well as literature, and culture courses conducted in German and English from first-year to the Master’s level, and to engage in honours student and M.A. student advising. Native or near-native fluency in the German and in the English language is essential. The duties include up to 24 credit hours a year of teaching and service to the Department, Faculty, University, and the community. All German program members are expected to work closely in a team and to be committed to further developing a vibrant German program, to actively engage in community outreach with Manitoba’s strong German-Canadian community, as well as to promote and support study-abroad courses and programs.

The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of up to 30 pages, a teaching philosophy, and further evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations and sample course outlines. As well, three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees.

Further information about the department is available via faculties/arts/departments/german_and_slavic/. Inquiries about the nature of the position should be sent to Dr. Stephan Jaeger (

Electronic (preferred) or hard copy applications and letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Stephan Jaeger (, Department of German and Slavic Studies, 328 Fletcher Argue Building, 15 Chancellor’s Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5V5.

All materials should arrive no later than January 4, 2019.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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