The Office of Academic Affairs
College: Humanities & Social Sciences
Foreign Languages
Position Title:
Lecturer in German
Position Qualifications – Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is seeking candidates for the position of non-tenure track Lecturer in German in the Department of Foreign Languages (DFL), beginning August 2013. Teaching assignments will include mostly lower-level and a limited number of upper-level German Studies courses appropriate for the candidate's area of specialization.

Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

M.A. degree in German Studies or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate hours in the content area.


  • Documented record of experience in proficiency-based instruction and assessment; facilitation of skill development in German language and culture and intercultural competence.
  • Native or near-native fluency in German as well as in English.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member within the German Studies program and the DFL.  Ability to assume leadership roles with the implementation of curricular and co-curricular initiatives, and the mentoring of undergraduate students.
Application Procedure:

All materials must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF documents to on or before October 15, 2012 to guarantee consideration. A complete application requires a letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a current curriculum vitae; a list of five professional references with contact information; and unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts are required before employment at KSU).

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Questions About Position Opening: For questions about this position opening, contact  Dr. Sabine Smith:
Date Position Available:
August 2013
Departmental/College Overview: With 28 full-time and approximately 30 part-time faculty members, the DFL houses a B.A. degree program in Modern Language and Culture in three languages (French, German, Spanish) and four concentrations (Second language and culture, Teacher certification in foreign languages, Applied business, and Cross-disciplinary perspectives). In addition to offering Minors in the primary languages of the Modern Language and Culture major, we also offer Minors in Chinese Studies, Classical Studies, and Italian Studies, and we offer regular instruction in Hebrew, Latin, and Portuguese, and instruction in five other languages via the Critical Languages Program. Recently, the DFL launched an M.A.T. program in Chinese and Spanish, and the DFL offers a non-degree Alternative Teacher Preparation Program leading to certification in Chinese, French, German, Latin, Japanese, and Spanish. Furthermore, as a distinctive characteristic, DFL faculty and students are engaged in the community and beyond including initiatives related to teaching-learning, service, and research, which are often facilitated via service-learning, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.
EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.


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Position ID 19852
POS# 43054459
This page was last updated on August 24, 2012.