Stellenbosch University (South Africa) is inviting applications from a dynamic, competent and adaptable academic to join the German Section of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages as a Professor/Associate Professor of German

All foreign language programmes in the Stellenbosch Modern Foreign Languages Department are based on an intercultural and communicative approach and are designed to provide a thorough competence in the spoken and written form of the target language. German is mainly taught as a foreign or second language, but the Department also makes provision for a number of mother-tongue students. Our Department maintains a strong emphasis on research in a number of focus areas of literary and cultural studies.


  • A doctorate in German or a suitable related field
  • Native German speaker or have native language proficiency
  • The ability to provide academic leadership in a field of specialisation within German
  • A solid research record that bears witness to a growing international recognition of their academic status
  • Demonstrate past or current activity in initiating and/or participating on an international level in research projects or student exchange networks
  • Experience in postgraduate teaching and should have completed supervision at Master’s level with the ability to provide guidance with regard to research methodology up to Doctoral level
  • A proven record of excellence in teaching at tertiary level (including undergraduate levels), in German Literature and/or language, with experience of teaching German in a foreign language context
  • Demonstrate a willingness and an ability to assume responsibility for the organisation of academic events
  • Experience in academic management and administration

Only one post is available. Candidates should apply only for the post-level that corresponds most accurately to the level at which they currently function and should clearly indicate for which level they are applying.

Commencement of duties:  1 January 2022

Applications can be submitted until 10 September 2021 online at

For more on the position, the key performance areas and key competencies needed, check out the job listing here:   Professor/Associate Professor of German