When staffing needs arise for language courses, the department hires Academic Professional (P&A) course instructors with the title of Teaching Specialist or Lecturer. Qualifications for these P&A positions include an M.A. degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in the language to be taught or a related field, two years of post-secondary teaching experience, and native or near-native fluency in the language of instruction. A strong background in foreign-language education or second-language acquisition is preferred.
We maintain a pool of applicants on an ongoing basis. Positions in German are generally announced through the AATG and WiG listservs.
For specifics concerning qualifications and the application process, please consult the full description posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website: www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html. There you can search under “Job Duties” for “German,” “Scandinavian,” or “Dutch.” If you have questions about possible openings, contact Melody Pauling, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Culture Corps supports international students who work with faculty or language instructors to design and implement a project that shares an international perspective. International students who participate in Culture Corps gain work experience and receive a scholarship award. To qualify for the program, you must be a student at the University of Minnesota.
GSD welcomes inquiries from international students whose first language is among those taught in the department. Interested students should contact the Director of Language Instruction, the Second- and Third-Year German Coordinator, or the instructors for Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, or Swedish.
Information about the Culture Corps program, application process, and deadlines is on International Student and Scholar Services website.