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Part-time Lecturer in German Cinema Studies


New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach an
undergraduate course entitled Topics in German Cinema in the Fall 2014

NYU Berlin is one of New York University's global study-away sites and provides
American and other international students with the opportunity to spend a
semester studying in Berlin while earning credits towards their degree. The
program is fully integrated into NYU's curriculum and designed for BA students in
the social sciences, arts and humanities who want to earn credit in their major -
including sociology, history, politics, art, art history, German, European studies, and
environmental studies - while having a transformative experience abroad. Most
courses are taught in English. Seminars and lectures take place in the academic
center located within the complex of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and at
NYUB's art studio in Kreuzberg. The program size is 80-100 students per semester.

NYU Berlin has created a study abroad program of exceptional quality for its
students. We are seeking a part-time lecturer for the Fall 2014 semester
(September to December) for the course Topics in German Cinema. The course
introduces students to significant contributions to film history emerging from the
German cinematic tradition. Selections are studied generically, thematically, or by
historical period. Emphasis is also placed on issues of film analysis and theory. The
syllabus can be adjusted to the successful candidate's expertise. Possible course
topics are new German cinema, film and feminism, early German film, and film and
nationalism. Courses meet twice per week: once for the film screening and once for
a 3 hours class session (preferably Wednesdays at 4.45pm). If there is a demand
from the students, an additional seminar taught in German may be offered. The
sessions are not a straight lecture but a mixture between seminar and lecture.

Requirements for Interested Candidates:
• Doctorate in a relevant discipline.
• Record of research and publications in the field.
• Minimum of three years teaching experience at university level.
• German work-permit and tax number at the time of application, covering the
entire period of the employment.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have studied in the US and/or
have international teaching experience.

Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.
Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Berlin and NYU New York. Interviews
of short-listed candidates will be held in person at NYU Berlin and online/by phone
with New York faculty. Please send your application by June 16th - in the form of a
C.V. and a cover letter, as well as any available references and student evaluations
(preferably all in one PDF file) - via e-mail to Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou
( and Dr. Roland Pietsch ( at NYU Berlin, who will
forward the application to the relevant departments in New York. 


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