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Teaching Specialist or Lecturer, German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch, 2022-23

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID347930

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyEducation-General

Full/Part TimePart-Time


Job Code9754

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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The Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch maintains a pool of lecturers and teaching specialists to teach German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch courses, mostly lower-division language skills courses, that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate teaching assistants. Responsibilities include preparing for and conducting classes, holding office hours to assist and advise students, turning in grades in a timely manner, responding to student and department inquiries, participating in relevant training and meetings, and turning in student evaluations. Participation in Orientation Week is required for fall positions. Continued personal growth within the profession, keeping current with the field and broadening knowledge and expertise, is expected. Some language sections will require development of an on-line option so that students can participate remotely. Teaching one course per semester is 34%; teaching two courses per semester is 68%, teaching two courses and assisting with another course is 84%, teaching three courses per semester is 100%.This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants should openings occur during the academic year. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:M.A. degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in the relevant language, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. Native or near native fluency in the relevant language. Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching and program development. For German: Two years of postsecondary experience teaching German language. For Nordic or Dutch: One year of teaching experience.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in the relevant language, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. A strong background (e.g., coursework, publications) in foreign language education, second language acquisition, or technology-enhanced teaching is preferred. Positive evaluations from students, peers and/or supervisors. For Nordic or Dutch: Two years of postsecondary experience teaching the relevant language.Applicants with an M.A. will be appointed as Teaching Specialists. Those with a Ph.D. will be appointed at the Lecturer level.

About the Department

Ranked as one of the top departments of its kind, German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch (GNSD) serves undergraduate, graduate, and other university students. The language program offers a wide range of courses in German, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, and Swedish. Innovative teaching materials and instructional technologies are an integral part of the language curriculum. More information at:

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for a position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. This position requires that you upload a teaching dossier. Two letters of recommendation should be sent by e-mail to request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Keywords: University of Minnesota, St. Paul , Teaching Specialist or Lecturer, German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch, 2022-23, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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