Faculty Positions

Teaching Assistant Professor in German

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor in German. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a renewable one-year appointment to begin on July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load; duties will involve teaching and university service.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in German or closely related field by July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching the German language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English required.

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/156110 and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); 4) one sample syllabus for a 5th semester language course.

At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses four professional references, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s German-language teaching in detail. These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Ruth von Bernuth at GermanSearch2019@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on March 18, 2019. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Teaching Assistant Professor in Russian

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach introductory and intermediate Russian language courses coordinated by the Russian Program Director. This is a fixed-term, renewable, non-tenure-track position (Teaching Assistant Professor); a three-year appointment is to begin on July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load; duties will involve teaching and university service.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or closely related field, by July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with communicative methods and technologies used in teaching the Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/156121, and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), and 4) sample syllabi for introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses.

At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s Russian-language teaching in detail. These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Stanislav Shvabrin at RussianSearch2019@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on March 18, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Student Job Opportunites

Project Intern

UNC Press is looking for a Project Intern to work on a NEH / Mellon Foundation-funded project, “Recovering an Important Body of Work in German Studies: Reissuing the UNC Studies in Germanic Languages & Literatures Series.” The position is for the summer of 2019 through the fall 2019 semester, up to 15 hours weekly, $10/hour. Schedule is flexible and can accommodate changing class schedules. The Project Intern will work with, John McLeod, director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing Services. Their time will be divided between the Press and the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages.

The primary responsibilities are:

  • Contacting authors and rights holders, communicating about the project, and answering basic questions
  • Reviewing contract files for rights and permissions issues
  • Organizing information for 125 books that will be turned into metadata
  • Creating cover and copyright pages using a template format in InDesign

Preferred qualifications:

  • Good communications skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn how to work in a FileMaker database
  • Ability to learn how to use Adobe CS / InDesign at a very basic level
  • German language skills a plus, but not required

Interested candidates should contact Adele Sommerville at asommerville@unc.pres.org.

The University of North Carolina Press values diversity, equity, and inclusion in word and deed. Our work reflects a commitment to engaging diverse voices and experiences. Similarly, we value a workplace that welcomes different perspectives to enhance the quality of our decision making as we carry out our work. We are strategically engaged in creating and enhancing policies and practices that will attract, retain, and develop a staff that is diverse along many dimensions.

UNC PRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V

Project Manager – Graduate Assistantship

UNC Press is looking for a Project Manager to work on a NEH / Mellon Foundation-funded project, “Recovering an Important Body of Work in German Studies: Reissuing the UNC Studies in Germanic Languages & Literatures Series.” The graduate assistantship is for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. Schedule is flexible and can accommodate changing class schedules. The Project Manager will work with, John McLeod, director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing Services. Their time will be divided between the Press and the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages.

The primary responsibilities are:

  • Editing and preparing new forewords for publication
  • Writing and editing descriptive copy for books
  • Performing quality control for 125 print and ebook files
  • Completing and checking metadata for 125 books
  • Assigning DOIs and registering them with the Press’s CrossRef account
  • Finalizing cover and copyright page files
  • Helping to distribute ebook files to various vendors and platforms
  • Coordinating a small marketing and promotion plan for the books
  • Attending the German Language Association meeting in Washington, DC (October 2020) and representing the project there

Required qualifications:

  • Candidate must have good communication skills and be attentive to detail
  • Good writing and copyediting skills are required
  • Ability to learn how to work in a FileMaker database
  • Ability to learn how to use Adobe CS / InDesign at a very basic level

Preferred qualifications:

  • German language skills a plus, but not required

Interested candidates should contact Adele Sommerville at  asommerville@unc.pres.org.

The University of North Carolina Press values diversity, equity, and inclusion in word and deed. Our work reflects a commitment to engaging diverse voices and experiences. Similarly, we value a workplace that welcomes different perspectives to enhance the quality of our decision making as we carry out our work. We are strategically engaged in creating and enhancing policies and practices that will attract, retain, and develop a staff that is diverse along many dimensions.

UNC PRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V