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August 31, 2009

Angelica Fenner receives tenure

Angelica Fenner received tenure at the University of Toronto and spent the fall semester 2009 in Cassis, France, on a scholar's residency from the Camargo Foundation.

Tim Malchow receives tenure

Tim Malchow has been awarded tenure at Valparaiso University. He conducted research while on sabbatical during 2009-10, supported by Valparaiso's Philip and Miriam Kapfer Endowed Faculty Research Grant and a DAAD visit grant.

August 3, 2009

Blanket search for German instructors

Lecturer or Teaching Specialist Positions in German
The College of Liberal Arts, Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch

The Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch maintains a pool of lecturers and teaching specialists to teach lower-division German language skills courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate teaching assistants. Openings of this kind occur for teaching evening, Summer Session, and day courses. These positions are contingent upon student enrollment, performance, and availability of funding. Appointments can be for the academic year (8/31/09-5/30/10), semester-by-semester (fall 8/31/09-01/13/10, or spring 1/14/10-5/30/10) or for summer term. These positions are temporary and part-time. During the regular academic year each course is usually considered to be 33% time for the semester. Salaries for 2009-10 will be approximately $6,000 per five-credit course.

Two years of post-secondary teaching experience in German
Native or near-native fluency in German
Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching and program development
(Teaching Specialist:) An M.A. degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in German, Foreign Language Education, or a related field
(Lecturer:) A Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in German, Foreign Language Education, or a related field

A strong background (e.g., coursework, publications) in foreign language education or second language acquisition is preferred.
Positive evaluations from students, peers and/or supervisors

To apply, please visit the position posting on the University's human resources website https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81821 and click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. Please note that the application, with cover letter and curriculum vitae, must be submitted on-line. In addition, two letters of recommendation and student evaluations or other documentation of teaching quality are also required. They may be submitted on-line or mailed to:

Search Committee
German, Scandinavian and Dutch
University of Minnesota
205 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0124.

Courses may become available throughout the year, so applications will be accepted until April 15, 2010. Applications received by August 14, 2009 will be given priority for Fall Semester 2009, and those received by October 15, 2009 or before will be given priority for Spring Semester 2010.

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