Southwestern University, a national liberal arts college in the Austin metro area, invites applications for a Part-Time Instructor of German. Courses to be taught include beginning and intermediate/advanced levels, with two courses in the fall of 2020 and one course in the spring of 2021. Courses typically meet three times per week in person, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for fifty minutes per class meeting. German I is currently scheduled for 9:30AM-10:20AM, 8/24/2020-12/11/2020.  Essential duties include teaching students effectively in assigned classes, maintaining accurate records, and ensuring availability for student consultation one hour per week as well as through email. A full syllabus, textbooks, and all course materials will be provided by Southwestern University faculty. Compensation is on a per-course basis.

Qualifications required include M.A. in German or related discipline (for hire as Part-Time Instructor of German) or Ph.D. in German or related discipline completed by time of appointment (for hire as Part-Time Assistant Professor of German). Candidates must provide two professional references. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience is desirable. Candidates who have a strong commitment to inclusive pedagogy and enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,700 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our website at

For full consideration, applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that speaks to their desire to teach German within a liberal arts college setting, (2) a curriculum vitae or resume, (3) two letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching performance and/or potential). Please submit application materials to the head of the German Program, Dr. Erika Berroth,

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the review will continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F