The Global Studies and Languages section (MIT GSL) is part of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

These positions are now closed. There are no current openings.


Lecturer in Chinese

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Chinese. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2015 with the possibility of renewal based on performance. This position includes full benefits. Responsibilities include teaching three language sections per semester, developing innovative curricular materials for Chinese language instruction, advising students, and occasionally teaching during IAP (Independent Activities Period) in January.

Candidates must have:

•    A minimum of an M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, or instructional technology. Ph.D.s are encouraged to apply.
•    Native or near-native spoken and written proficiency in Chinese and English.
•    A minimum of 3 consecutive years of Chinese language teaching at the college or university level in North America.
•    A strong record of effective teaching.
•    Demonstrated interest and experience in language pedagogy, curriculum design and development of new instructional materials (print, audio, video or digital).
•    A record of on-going professional engagement and development.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of materials development (print or digital), and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted no later than March 1, 2015, via Academic Jobs Online:

MIT is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.  

Any questions should be directed to:


Assistant Professor of German Studies

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Global Studies and Languages section (formerly called Foreign Languages and Literatures) invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary German Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2015 (employment begins July 1, 2015). Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. by the start of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with two years of academic teaching experience at the college or university level and clear evidence of scholarly development.

Teaching duties include mid-tier and upper-level undergraduate courses (some conducted in German, others in English). Native, or near-native, fluency in German and English is required.

Applicants should have a specialization in contemporary German studies with direct relevance to research areas such as cultural anthropology; media and the arts; digital humanities; urban, youth and/or popular cultures; ethnicity and diaspora; or German history, literature and cultural studies. Applicants must have significant scholarly work that is currently published or in press. MIT expects a highly productive and innovative research program as part of the requirements for tenure.

MIT is an affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation (including one that specifically addresses your teaching profile), one writing sample of published or publication-ready scholarship (no longer than 30 pages) in English, and two syllabi of undergraduate courses (one course taught in English, one in German) that you would be interested in teaching. Submission of one writing sample in German is optional (and should be no longer than 30 pages).

Priority will be given to applications received by Wednesday, October 1, 2014, but other applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please submit all application materials to: