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Part-Time Online German Instructors

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Part-Time Online German Instructors
Posting Number T00020P
Department SDSU-Modern Languages & Global Studies
Physical Location of Position (City) Unspecified
Posting Text

The Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies at South Dakota State University seeks applications for temporary, part-time, non-tenure-track, online teaching positions at the Instructor level to begin August, 2018. Opportunities are available to teach three-nine credits (one-three online courses) per semester, contingent upon enrollment. Courses include Introductory and Intermediate German, as well as some specialized courses, dependent upon qualifications and need.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in societies and cultures. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

• Master of Arts (M.A.) in German or Modern/Foreign Languages and Literatures with a specialization in German by start date
• Minimum of one year of online language teaching at the university level.
• Demonstrated ability to teach introductory German-language courses.
• Demonstrated ability to use D2L or comparable digital course management platform.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.

• Demonstrate (through teaching or graduate-level course work) either an ability to or an interest in teaching German for the professions (e.g., German for Business).
• Additional workshops or certification in teaching and/or technology.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of three documents: 1) a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; and 3) a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including, but not limited to, a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

Posting Date 02/12/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/19/2018
Advertised Salary
Duration of the Term Other
If Other, describe duration Temporary, renewal based on course enrollment & availability
Appointment Percent 16% - 48%
Work Hours
Appointment Type Temporary
This position requires No Requirement
If other, please indicate
Department Description and Cultural Expectations

South Dakota State University is a land grant institution and the state’s largest and most comprehensive teaching and research institution. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high-research activity university with more than $70 million in annual research expenditures, the university enrolls approximately 13,000 students from all states and 62 countries in six degree-granting colleges and the graduate school.

The Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies has 11 full-time faculty and several temporary and adjunct faculty members, offering 4 majors and minors in French, German, Global Studies, and Spanish, plus an interdisciplinary certificate in Workplace Intercultural Competence.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 200,000, and 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Eckhard Rölz at (605) 688-4276 or

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • List Serv
    • Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
    • Black Doctoral Network
    • APLU
    • Linkedin
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents