Franklin & Marshall College Tenure-Track Position 

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of German and Russian, beginning Fall Semester 2019.  The rank will be Assistant Professor of German or Instructor of German, depending on qualifications. Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctoral degree. We seek a generalist in the field of German or German Studies who is willing and able to teach at all levels of an integrated, multiliteracies-based undergraduate German curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate will offer courses in the College’s general education program, Connections. An ability to contribute to interdepartmental programs, such as Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Studies, or Comparative Literary Studies, would be an asset. The teaching load is 3/2. Native or near-native fluency in German and English, demonstrated scholarly promise, and a record of successful teaching are required.

Candidates should submit the following items electronically via Interfolio ( a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), teaching and research statements, a diversity statement, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by their recommenders. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2018. Virtual interviews will be conducted in December, 2018.

The person selected for this tenure-track position may also be considered for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar. These are scholars who possess outstanding promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as F&M. Selected finalists who meet these additional qualifications, in addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department as F&M (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar.  If selected as a M/HIES, the person will receive a two-year appointment (additional to the tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the campus on the tenure-track. The M/HIES program supports the acceleration of one's research trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar's research and professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and highlight any previous work in this area in their diversity statement. Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at 717-358-3995.