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September 18, 2009

Jack Zipes lecture at GAI, 10/9/09

The German-American Institute in St. Paul will host a presentation by GSD professor emeritus Jack Zipes on the fairy tales written by Dada artist Kurt Schwitters during the 1920s and 1930s. Zipes is a noted expert on fairy tales, and his translation of Schwitters's texts, Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales, was published earlier this year by Princeton University Press.
Free and open to the public
301 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
Co-sponsored by the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch
For more information, please visit the website of the German-American Institute.

September 9, 2009

Faculty search for Assistant or Associate Professor of German

Faculty Position
Assistant Professor of German (Tenure-Track) or
Associate Professor of German (Tenured)
University of Minnesota

The Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time position in German beginning fall semester 2010 (August 30, 2010).

Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or at the rank of tenured associate professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

The search committee is eager to review files from applicants who have established reputations as scholars and teachers with innovative research agendas as well as from applicants who have recently been awarded or will be awarded the doctoral degree by August 1, 2010.

Required/Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to pursue a rigorous program of research, engage in outstanding teaching in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, advise graduate students, and contribute to service. Native or near-native fluency in German and English and evidence of excellent college/university-level teaching are required. All requirements for the Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in German or a related field must be completed by August 1, 2010.

To be considered for a tenured position in German, candidates must possess a distinguished record of academic achievement (scholarly research or other creative work, teaching, and service) that satisfies the criteria for holding an appointment with indefinite tenure in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.

We are seeking the strongest candidates, at any rank, regardless of specialization, and encourage applications from scholars whose research speaks to concepts and questions of broad interest and importance. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate to the rank of the appointment for the department, college and profession. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses issues in German studies related to literature and culture after 1700, including problems in intellectual, aesthetic, and cultural history; gender studies; interdisciplinary studies; transnational literature; and intellectual projects related to the fields represented in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch.

To apply at either level, visit the appropriate position posting at the University's human resources website:
Tenure-track Assistant Professor level
Tenured Associate Professor level

Please note that the letter of application and curriculum vitae must be submitted on-line. In addition, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and a teaching portfolio are also required. They may also be submitted on-line, or may be mailed to:

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

All materials listed above must be received by November 2, 2009.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.