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Job Ad: Modern Languages and Classics – Assistant Professor (German), St. Mary’s University

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a three-year, full-time, contractually limited term appointment in German at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1st, 2021 (subject to budgetary approval). We are seeking an individual with a primary scholarly profile and active research agenda in German Intercultural Studies, German as a Second Language Education, and/or contemporary German literatures and cultures, a demonstrated record of effectiveness in teaching German language and culture at all undergraduate levels, and an active research agenda. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research and departmental service, and play a lead role in delivery of the German minor. There will also be opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in the Department’s newly created Intercultural Studies Program. Pay will be commensurate with experience and will be decided by reference to the Assistant Professor pay scale in the Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union Collective Agreement: (

For more information on the German Program, Intercultural Studies, and the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, please visit the following websites: (for German, please visit: requirements.html).

Applicants must hold a PhD in German or a related discipline, have previous experience teaching German, be fluent in German and English, and able to deliver courses in both languages.

About Saint Mary’s University
Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary’s University is home to one of Canada’s leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

What to Submit
Letters of application accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three referees, graduate transcripts, teaching and research dossiers, including recent teaching evaluations and a sample of scholarly writing, should be sent electronically as PDFs to:

Dr. Myles McCallum
Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
Saint Mary’s University

And the application and all supporting materials should be copied to:

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. McCallum at the above-listed email. The closing date for applications is June 15, 2021.

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