Language Lab Instructor, German

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/29/2020 3:14 PM)
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Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking an exchange visitor to join our German language house as a Language Lab Instructor for the 2020-2021 academic year. The language lab instructor provides Macalester students with supplemental classroom language instruction. In addition, the language lab instructor lives in the associated language house and provides students with a resource for cultural study, conversation practice and research.


  • Provide supplemental classroom instruction in the language of their expertise (in conjunction with Macalester language faculty & adhering to all established college academic standards and procedures)
  • Reside in and manage the language house the entire duration of the contract (August 25, 2020 – May 17, 2021)
  • Regularly speak German with residents of the house
  • Act as a resource in the language houses by providing advanced conversation practice, cultural study, and tutoring as needed Lead or assist residents of the language house with organizing and promoting cultural activities
  • Lead or assist residents of the language house with producing publications (academic documents, newsletters, posters, etc.)


  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree required
  • Language instruction, humanities or linguistics-related field preferred 
  • Native level proficiency in the house language (verbal and written)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Background in languages and culture
  • Proficient in English verbal and writing skills
  • Prior experience teaching at the college level preferred


For best consideration please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF document through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than April 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately. This posting will remain open until filled.



Institutional Overview 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.


Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.



Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit for more information about benefits at Macalester College.