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Job Ad: 1-year Assistant Professor Without Review in German Language and Culture

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in German language and culture. The specialization is open, but the successful candidate must have native or near-native command of German and be able to teach German literature and culture courses in translation at all levels. Willingness to teach German film courses and comparative courses in Central, Eastern and Northern European literature is an asset. The 1-year appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in German Studies, provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate accomplishments in scholarship as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CENES. The candidate will be expected to teach four courses, maintain an active program of research, and participate fully in the graduate program, and departmental service and events. Information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CENES can be found at

Applications are due by February 10, 2020 via this online form: should provide the following documents: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample scholarly paper (maximum 15 pages), evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for a teaching dossier.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly or via dossier service by their referees, by the above deadline, to with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department, Prof. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, at

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