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Washington University of St. Louis Lecturer - Germanic Languages & Literature - 49602 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Essential Functions

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University invites applications for a full-time lecturer in German. The appointment will begin in the spring semester of 2021 and continue through the end of the fall semester of 2021 (with the possibility of renewal, pending successful review and budgetary factors). The successful candidate for this appointment will teach three courses per semester in our core language program and supervise graduate student instructors in these courses. Additionally, the appointee will assume a variety of administrative responsibilities related to the undergraduate program, such as advising of majors and minors, assisting with annual departmental assessment, and coordinating departmental activities and events.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in German in hand at start of appointment.
  • Proven records of excellence in undergraduate teaching, particularly in beginning and intermediate German language courses.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

Applicant Special Instructions

Submit a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching excellence (such as course syllabi and teaching evaluations), and the names of two to three references to cecilyhawksworth@wustl.edu. We will accept applications until the position is filled but will give priority to those received by November 23, 2020.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Lecturer - Germanic Languages & Literature - 49602

Job ID: 49602

Location: School of Arts & Sciences

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular