Monday, February 16, 2015

Jobs: Assistant Professor of German


Company:Oregon Employment Department

Location:Portland, OR

Date Posted:October 16, 2014

Source:Oregon Employment Department
Dept Mission:
 The Department of World Languages and Literatures plays a central role in preparing the students of Portland State University to function in the global community. Because we believe that language is central to that ability, we offer instruction in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Ancient and Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese. The department is committed to teaching for proficiency. All of our language classes are designed to develop functional skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for eventual use in a broad variety of real-world settings. 

Programs:
 We offer undergraduate majors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish; minor programs in the above languages and in Italian, Persian, Turkish, and Classical Studies. We also have a Certificate in Advanced Proficiency in Russian. At the graduate level, we offer the M.A. in World Language with a major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish and the M.A. in World Languages and Literatures, with a concentration in two foreign languages. ## Position Summary The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant Professor of German to begin September 16,
2015. The candidate should show evidence of strong scholarship and a background in film, language, literature, culture and language pedagogy. The new Assistant Professor will join tenured colleagues, non-tenure-track instructors, and graduate teaching assistants in teaching German, will teach courses in his/her field of expertise at all levels, will advise German majors, minors and MA students, and will supervise MA papers and theses. Members of the department are expected to participate in the governance of the department, college and the university, to be active in teaching and in community outreach and to be productive scholars within their own area of academic interest. Duties and 

Responsibilities:
 Teach language, literature, film and culture courses across a broad spectrum at all levels, from beginning to graduate (Master's). Advise German majors, minors and MA students. Supervise MA papers and theses. Make scholarly contributions to research field. Provide service to the department, college and university. Write grant applications. Take an eventual role in the Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik Program. ## Minimum Qualifications 
* Ph.D. in hand at time of employment. 
* Native or near-native fluency in German. 
* Evidence of scholarly contribution to field. 
* Experience in language teaching and/or teaching in field. 
* Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction. 
* Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship. ## Key Cultural Competencies 
* Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences. 
* Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. 
* Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement. 
* Adheres to all PSU's policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct. ## Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $56,430 and $58,500, dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and va
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