Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of German Studies and Environmental Humanities at Whitman College
Tenure track position in German Studies and Environmental Humanities, with expertise in German language, literature, and culture, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2013. Ph.D. required. Period of specialization open, but it is crucial that candidates explain in their letter of application how their areas of expertise can contribute to a program in Environmental Humanities, a component of Whitman’s Environmental Studies program that examines the intersection of nature and culture. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per year, including 3 courses in German Studies (language courses at all levels, as well as courses in literature and culture), and 2 courses at the intersection of German Studies and Environmental Humanities. In addition the candidate will direct student theses in both programs. Native or near-native fluency in both German and English, and teaching experience at the college level are required. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of German Studies and Environmental Humanities.” The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings, including its required first-year course (Encounters), as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. Deadline: November 1, 2012. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. Whitman College is a small, selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.