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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 221903-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

Teach a maximum of six classes per academic year. The instructor will be responsible for preparing course syllabi, adapting and creating teaching materials, and preparing lessons, all of which demonstrate a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion, holding office hours, and assessing student performance. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also require teaching multi-section courses, developing and teaching large-enrollment courses, and involvement in extracurricular and outreach activities organized by the German program.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Candidates with a PhD or equivalent in German or a related field with expertise in language pedagogy in hand at the time of application preferred; PhD or equivalent in hand by the start of the appointment (August 17, 2020) required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

One year minimum of post-secondary teaching experience in North America required. A record of excellence in teaching German language and ability to teach German language at all levels required. Ability to teach German culture and/or literature courses, including large-enrollment courses in English, in area(s) of specialization that complement(s) current offerings is required. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English required. Experience with course supervision and TA training preferred.

Additional Information:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our teaching positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. For the departmental diversity statement please see:

Land acknowledgment statement:



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Thomas Dubois, or 608-262-1844.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, CV and contact information for your current or most recent supervisor. Your reference will not be contacted without advance notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Please also upload a statement of teaching philosophy, and a one-page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these issues, and your plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Nicole Senter at by the application close date. At least one reference must address your teaching. Additional materials, such as a Teaching Dossier, may be requested at a later date.


Thomas Dubois
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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