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Lecturer in German Studies, Australian National University (ANU)


ANU has the widest range of research and teaching programs in languages of any tertiary institution in Australia. We seek to appoint a scholar to broaden and further strengthen the teaching and research profile of German Studies.The appointee will be expected to bring expertise and intellectual distinction to our research profile and have an active research agenda in any area of German language and culture, although expertise in 19thto 21st-century studies may be an advantage. The School is seeking a candidate able to teach and develop German language classes at all levels, including thematic courses in their area of specialization, and to contribute to the recruitment and supervision of honours and higher degree research students. The appointee should be active in professional service within ANU, and nationally and internationally in their relevant discipline/s, as well as in the broader community, acting as a strong ambassador for the German program, School, and university.

The scholar appointed will be located in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, and will work within the German Studies Program, while collaborating with other areas across the School and University, depending on their area of expertise. The successful candidate will contribute to the education and research aims of the College of Arts and Social Sciences. They will be positioned for potential intellectual cooperation with scholars across the University, for example the Cultures of Screen, Performance and Print Network, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, the Centre for Digital Humanities Research, the Humanities Research Centre, and the ANU Centre for European Studies.

Role Statement:

  • Carry out high quality research and publish in the peer-reviewed literature.
  • Develop and teach successful courses at all levels of undergraduate language and culture teaching.
  • Supervise Honours, MA and PhD students, and develop courses at these levels as required.
  • Undertake administrative duties within the Program, School and College.
  • Seek external grants.
  • Establish and maintain relations with relevant community groups, schools and professional associations.
  • Other duties as required, consistent with the classification of the position.
  • Comply with ANU policies and procedures, in particular those related to work health and safety and equal opportunity.

To apply for this position, please submit via the online portal and attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (below)
  • 1-2 page philosophy of teaching

Selection Criteria

  1. A completed PhD in German Studies.
  2. Atrack record of high-level scholarly research and publications in his/her specialisation, relative to opportunity.
  3. Capacity to attract external, competitive research funding, relative to opportunity. 
  4. Demonstrated capacity to design and teach German language courses at levels A-C (CEFR), including: incorporating technology in the classroom; the capacity to teach in area of specialisation; and a commitment to achieving strong language competency and student retention, as outlined in teaching philosophy statement.
  5. Capacity and willingness to recruit, supervise and teach Honours, MA and PhD students.
  6. Capacity and willingness to perform administrative duties relevant to the Program, School and College.
  7. Capacity and willingness to undertake community outreach.
  8. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious relations with colleagues and students.
  9. Native or near-native competence in German and English.
  10. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.


For further information, please contact Dr Katie Sutton: T: +61 2 61252829 E: katie.sutton@anu.edu.au



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Literatur aus Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz, Literatur und Kulturwissenschaften/Cultural Studies, Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 21. Jahrhunderts
German Studies




Australian National University (ANU)
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 13.09.2019
Letzte Änderung: 13.09.2019