Part-Time, Teaching-Track Faculty Position in the German Language – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The German Studies Program in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for a part-time, teaching-track instructor pool. This is a pool of part-time instructors or lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. Qualified applicants will be contacted when positions are available. The teaching load of part-time instructors or lecturers can vary from 1 to 3 sections of beginning and/or intermediate German language per semester.


Successful candidates:

  • must hold at least a master’s degree in the field of instruction. A PhD in German literature or linguistics is preferred.

  • possess native-like fluency in German

  • have prior college level teaching experience

  • demonstrate excellence in teaching and have expertise in curriculum development

  • must be committed to ongoing professional development to maintain currency in the field, including effective use of technology

  • should demonstrate their ability to interact and work effectively with a wide and variety of students with diverse backgrounds.


Successful candidates:

  • should be familiar with ACTFL proficiency guidelines and world readiness standards

  • show familiarity with a student-centered language teaching methodology

  • possess expertise in the culture of German-speaking countries with possible emphasis in literature, media, politics, social issues, and popular culture.


A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. Please provide the following materials as it relates to your application requirements:

 • Letter of interest

• Curriculum Vitae (CV)

• Teaching statement

• 3 recent letters of recommendation that speak to candidates’ teaching abilities and other qualifications.

• Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts upon offer)

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  

The per course rate for this position is $11,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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