I have a friend from Germany who was a foreign exchange student in the US for a couple of years. She has a master's degree in Political Science from a German university and several years of experience managing academic programs at a university in Frankfurt.
She would really like to work and live here, so I did some some searching and found an opening for an Assistant Professor of German at a local university. As you might imagine, one of the requirements is a Ph.D. However, I'm guessing that this assumes that the candidate is not a native speaker of the language.
Do you think an average university would consider her native speaker status a suitable substitute for a Ph.D. in a relevant field? The teaching responsibilities of the position involve teaching German. Would it be worth applying for similar positions at other universities, or will the absence of a Ph. D. be a deal-breaker regardless of the institution?