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Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Program of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Swarthmore College seek to fill a three-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor in German with a specialization in gender and sexuality studies.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in German by the time of appointment, at the beginning of the fall semester of 2015. The ideal candidate will be able to teach our core German language courses but also to offer intermediate and advanced classes in different areas and genres of German-language literature and culture, as well as English-language courses with a global focus on race, ethnicity and gender. Offering the Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies and one additional core course in GSST every year is expected. Applicants must show promise in scholarly research. Native or near-native fluency in German and a strong command of English are required.

Applications must be received on or before December 10, 2014. Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online:  If you are unable to submit your materials digitally, please send them to Sunka Simon, Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390 by the due date.

Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype in December and early January.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the scenic suburbs of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore, one of the nation’s finest liberal arts institutions of higher learning, is a college like no other. Private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. Global in outlook, the College draws students from around the world and all 50 states. Small, yet with the financial strength to offer students and faculty the resources needed to push their own and the world’s understanding of disciplines from Arabic to plasma physics, from microbiology to dance, from engineering to art history.