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Job Ad: Assistant Professor in German, Dalhousie University

The Department of German at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 3 year 100% full-time limited term appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in literature and philosophy, effective July 1, 2020. The Assistant Professor will teach courses in topics at the core of the German Honours program, such as German Art and Literature, German Romanticism, In Pursuit of Freedom from Luther to Nietzsche, Modern German Literature, Confronting Fascism, and Modern German Philosophy. The workload is equivalent to six semester-long classes annually.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in German studies and/or comparative linguistics/ literature/philosophy. The ideal candidate will be able to invigorate course offerings and attract students to the program, building bridges between our curriculum and other programs at Dalhousie/King’s. Native or native-equivalent command of German and English, as well as expertise in teaching literature, cultural studies and/or philosophy at the undergraduate level, are required. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and administrative skills.

Applications will be accepted until 17 January 2020 and must include the following:

• A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee;
• A CV;
• A teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and philosophy;
• A research statement.

Please apply for this position directly via PeopleAdmin at This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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