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Assistant Professor in Germanic Studies
Posting 03483
Close Date: November 15, 2017

The Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago is searching for a beginning or advanced assistant professor to join an internationally active program with strong ties to neighboring disciplines in humanities, arts, and social sciences. This tenure-track position is open with respect to field, but strengths in 20th- and 21st-century literary, cultural, media, and/or performance studies are a plus. The position will preferably begin July 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The teaching load for tenure track positions is typically four courses per year; additional responsibilities include advising at all levels of the program as well as service on departmental and university committees. A doctoral degree in Germanic Studies, or related field, is required by the start date of the appointment.

Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website for Posting Number 03483: In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to Department Administrator Ingrid Sagor, ( Online applications will not be accepted after November 15, 2017. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.  

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  • Andrea Wald (Ph.D. 2015) has been appointed program manager at at FWF (Austrian Science Fund) where she is responsible for the funding of arts-based research (PEEK).
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  • Robert Abbott (Ph.D. 2015) has been appointed as Tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis.
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