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Positions in Arabic Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching in academia and beyond, 2015/16 job application season.

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TENURE-TRACK FALL 2016Edit

American University of Beirut (LEB) - Faculty Position in Modern Arabic LiteratureEdit

The American University of Beirut

Faculty position in Modern Arabic literature

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory (with special emphasis on prose genres)

For more information on this position and on how to apply, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of 15 October 2015 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through 30 November 2015. Visiting scholars will be considered.

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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American University of Beirut (LEB) - Faculty Position in Medieval Arabic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants in the field of Medieval Arabic Literature (with special emphasis on prose genres). Applications from scholars with expertise in Medieval Arabic literature in its Islamic theology dimensions, especially its Greco-Arabic background, will also be considered.

For more information on this position and on how to apply, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of 15 October 2015 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through 30 November 2015. Visiting scholars will be considered.

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


American University of Sharjah - Assistant Professor, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign LanguageEdit

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) at the rank of Assistant professor beginning in the Fall, 2016. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in (Applied) Linguistics or Education or a closely related field, a native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, while being able to teach in both English and Arabic. A good scholarly record/potential and up-to-date knowledge/experience with modern teaching pedagogies are expected.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Arabic as a foreign language, in addition to other TAFL courses as needed. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department (heritage, literary/cultural studies, translation) will be a distinct advantage. AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

For full consideration, applications must be received before February 20th, 2016. For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu.

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Brigham Young University - Assistant Professor of ArabicEdit

The Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of Arabic, to begin August 2016. Applicants must have PhD in hand by August 1, 2016 in a relevant field (e.g. Arabic language teaching, Arabic literature or linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, or 2nd Language Acquisition) with significant formal training in foreign language teaching and learning; a minimum of near-native fluency in Arabic and English; at least three years of experience in teaching various levels of Arabic at the postsecondary level using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology.

Desired qualifications include previous experience in intensive language program coordination, teacher training and materials development; an ability and interest in teaching beginning through advanced-level courses in Arabic; and experience with using an integrated curriculum that reflects the sociolinguistic realities of the Arab world. Must demonstrate outstanding aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching of Arabic language from beginning through advanced levels; curriculum development; and an active research and publishing agenda. A C.V., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation are required. Applications must be completed at: yjobs.byu.edu. Applicants should also supply the contact emails of the three recommenders directly to Jennifer Pollei in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages (jennifer_pollei@byu.edu). She will then solicit letters from those recommenders.

Brown University (RI) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Arabic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University seeks a scholar of Comparative Literature and modern Arabic literature at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track). The Ph.D. must be completed by the time of employment, and native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is required. The field of specialization within the modern period is open. Candidates will outline their future research in Comparative Literature and modern Arabic literature, and they will also make suggestions for courses. Demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and teaching is esssential; an interest in translation theory and practice is also welcome. Please submit complete dossier, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation, online at the link above by November 1, 2015. Please also indicate whether you will attend the MESA convention in November 2015 and/or the MLA in January 2016.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Please submit complete dossier, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation, online at the link above by November 1, 2015.

Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30218

HERC

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Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Tenure Track Position in Second Language Acquisition and Technology-Enhanced LearningEdit

Job Posted: July 6, 2015

The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for an open-rank position beginning in August 2016. Of particular interest are senior level candidates whose research focuses on technology-enhanced learning, with experience in one or more of the following areas: learning sciences, digital humanities, language assessment, language policy and planning. Successful candidates must have an earned Ph.D., strong evidence of research productivity, excellence in teaching, and evidence of securing extramural funding. They should have strong administrative abilities to coordinate and advance the development of the Department’s technology-enhanced, hybrid, online learning programs and the desire to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with colleagues working in the areas of language acquisition, learning sciences, and global studies. Also required is interest in teaching courses both in the graduate programs in SLA and in one of the language and cultural studies areas of the Department.

Candidates should have advanced level proficiency and ability to teach upper division as well as lower division courses in one or more of the following language areas: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, with preference for expertise in French. Teaching load is 2+2. Applications will be accepted online through Interfolio and should arrive not later than October 30, 2015. Applicants should use the link below to submit a letter of application (indicating, among other things, any professional conferences they plan to attend between November 2015 and January 2016, resume, statements of teaching, research, and curricular interests, and three (3) letters of recommendation. Representative publications, not to be returned, may also be included. Carnegie Mellon is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- M/F/Disability/Veteran. - See more at: http://jobcentral.actfl.org/jobs/7299047/tenure-track-position-in-second-language-acquisition-and-technology-enhanced-learning#sthash.JVpJ2iMw.dpuf

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College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesEdit

https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22241

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Columbia University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Modern Arabic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University seeks to fill a position in Modern Arabic Literature at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, and a willingness to contribute to new departmental initiatives. Participation in the Columbia College Core Curriculum will be expected.

Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, a representative sample of scholarship, and upload their dissertation abstract and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 25, and will continue until an appointment is made.

For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61316

H-NET

UPDATES:

  • anyone heard anything on this? (1/27)

Dartmouth College (NH) - Assistant Professor, Arabic Language and LiteratureEdit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Arabic Language and Literature. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2016, with teaching duties beginning in September 2016. Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and English as well as a Ph.D in hand by the time of appointment. Area of specialty is open. Duties will include teaching Arabic language at all levels and courses in literature, joining the rotation of faculty directors for our study-abroad program in Rabat, Morocco, and working closely with colleagues to expand the Arabic language and literature curriculum. The teaching load is four courses per year. Applicants should submit via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/31166) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (up to 25 pages). Three recommenders should submit letters to Interfolio separately. Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect preliminary interviews to take place at the MESA conference in November and by Skype for those unable to attend the conference. Questions should be directed to Mr. Gerard Bohlen at Gerard.F.Bohlen@Dartmouth.Edu. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

UPDATES:

  • Anyone heard anything on this (12/22)?
  • I haven't. (12/23)
  • ^^ Rejection email (03/01)

Georgetown University (DC) - TT Assistant Professor of Arabic Linguistics (tenure-track)Edit

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Arabic Linguistics, with preferred specialization in applied linguistics, starting in August 2016. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. with a clearly demonstrated specialty in Arabic Linguistics. A strong record of teaching and clear research program is expected; near-native fluency in Arabic is assumed. It is desirable that the candidate demonstrates a solid background in classical Arabic, grammar, and texts. The candidate is expected to offer undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise doctoral research in relevant fields, advise Arabic majors, and play a leading role in strengthening the program and complementing the research and teaching interests of other faculty members in the Department. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference should be submitted via e-mail to Ms. Meriem Tikue mmt43@georgetown.edu with the subject line: Arabic Linguist Search. Review of applications will start October 10, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

UPDATES:

  • Additional materials requested (10/27/2015)
  • Campus visit scheduled for 12/2/2015

Harvard University (MA) - Assistant Professor in Classical Arabic Language and LiteratureEdit

We seek to appoint an assistant professor in Classical Arabic Language and Literature. The appointment is expected to begin on or after July 1, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2015. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is a tenure track position.

Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in classical Arabic studies or related discipline, required by the time the appointment begins; mastery of classical Arabic required. The successful candidate will have research expertise in some particular aspect or aspects of classical Arabic language and literature in any period before 1500. The appointee will have a mastery of classical Arabic grammar, an ability to teach classical Arabic belles-lettres (including poetry), and an intimate knowledge of broader historical and cultural contexts. Ability to teach modern Arabic literature, although not required, is desirable. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate actively in both the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and another appropriate program or department (e.g. Medieval Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Study of Religion, or Linguistics).

Applications are accepted only via the Harvard Employment web site: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6273

UPDATES

  • Rejected 11/13
  • The names of campus visits posted on events page of department

Kenyon College (OH) - Assistant Professor of ArabicEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Kenyon College seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Arabic, beginning in the fall of 2016.

The successful candidate will have native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic and English--with a knowledge of on or more dialects desirable-- scholarly potential, and demonstrated teaching excellence in both language and literature or linguistics. Teaching load is 3:2, divided among language, culture, and either literature or linguistics courses. Kenyon College offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, including spouse and domestic partner benefits.

A Ph.D in Arabic is preferred; however, applicants who are ABD will be considered.

A complete application will be comprised of 1) a cover letter on the applicant's teaching philosophy, background and scholarship in the field; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of reference; 4) evidence of teaching excellence; and 5) an unofficial transcript.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through the Kenyon's employment website http://employment.kenyon.edu. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Kenyon College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention.

UPDATES:

  • Candidates should note that by "evidence of teaching excellence" they mean a teaching philosophy statement, not teaching evaluations.
  • Interviews at MLA---- Are they really interviewing? I haven't heard a peep from them since end of December, when they said the search was still at preliminary stages, whatever that means. 
  • They have been conducting interviews at the MLA 1/10.
  • Anyone heard back yet?
  • Any news? I'm still waiting for a rejection from them but nothing so far. 
  • Kenyon is a fake search, I knew it even before I got interviewed at MLA. They have VP who did her postdoc there and she is now a VP. The search committee was so fake that I almost pointed out to them. I am sick and tired of being a victim of heartless people who are suppose to be educators, role models. Most people in Search committe forget or act like they never been in a job market before and they think they are better than the people they are interviewing. (Moved: GSA4)
  • I heard they made an offer and it was accepted.
  • Yes, the position has been filled. I have received zero communication from the search committee throughout this search - not even a rejection email. Definitely something to keep in mind for future contacts.

Middlebury College (VT) - Assistant Professor, Open Specialization (tenure-track)Edit

The Program in Arabic at Middlebury College announces an opening for one tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning the Fall semester of 2016. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, and native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect is strongly preferred. The area of specialization for the position is open.

The successful candidate will teach MSA courses at all levels, from beginning to advanced levels, and will also offer non-language courses in both MSA as well as in English in their disciplinary area. Candidates should hold a PhD in their area of specialization or should at least have an advanced ABD status with near-term plans for completion of a doctorate by the time of appointment. Candidates must have prior experience teaching MSA at the college level, preferably in a liberal arts college setting, and in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Applications for this position will be accepted starting September 18th 2015. Review of applications will begin on November 1st 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Arabic search committee. The letter should include a section addressing approaches to teaching as well as current and future research. In addition, applications should include: a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current confidential letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise). Samples of written scholarship will be solicited from candidates invited for interviews. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Usama Soltan, Associate Professor of Arabic, at usoltan@middlebury.edu. More information is available at http://apptrkr.com/676007. Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/background_checks

UPDATES:

  • dinged 12/11
  • rejected 12/12

Ohio State University (OH) - M.S. Sofia Chair of Arabic StudiesEdit

The Ohio State University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applications for the M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The preferred field of specialization is pre-modern Arabic Islamic texts and traditions or classical Arabic language and literature. Areas of expertise may include Qur'an and tradition literature, pre-Islamic poetry, philosophy, Islamic theology, belles-lettres, and Arabic grammar and lexicography, among others.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have: a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures or a cognate or related field; a distinguished record of scholarly publications; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and experience in mentoring advanced students in their long-term research projects. He or she will have highly advanced ability in traditional literary Arabic and developed research skills in at least one other language of the region. Native or near-native fluency in modern Arabic is preferred. The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from lectures for beginning undergraduates to advanced Arabic text seminars for PhD students, will supervise doctoral candidates, will participate in the service of the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University, and will serve as a liaison between the department and the wider community. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries(see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference uploaded independently by their authors. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at vanbladel.2@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1st and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6247. Authors of letters of reference will submit their letters at the same site.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literature & Arabic LiteraturesEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Arabic literatures and cultures. Applicants’ research and teaching should move across regional boundaries to engage the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, the Maghreb, the Arab diaspora, or Arabic-related comparisons in Europe, Asia, or the Americas. We would be particularly interested in work that explores an Africa-Arabic-Mediterranean nexus. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (our department offers the BA, MA, and PhD in Comparative Literature) and to the undergraduate Arabic Language minor. The Department also offers a new Global Studies undergraduate major in which many of our faculty participate. Requirements: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Arabic, or related field; native or near-native ability in Arabic and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references at https://psu.jobs/job/59142 Starting date: August 2016 preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015, and continue until the search is concluded. Visit our program website at http://complit.la.psu.edu

H-NET

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Tufts University (MA) - Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a focus on Arabic literary, film, and/or visual studies (tenure-track)Edit

The Arabic program and the interdepartmental program on International Literary and Visual Studies at Tufts University invite applicants for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a focus on Arabic literary, film, and/or visual studies of any period. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of excellent research and teaching in these topics, with a rigorously comparative and/or trans-regional emphasis. We are especially interested in candidates whose work engages comparatively with multiple languages and literatures, as well as candidates whose work develops connections between literary and/or cultural studies, understood broadly, and other disciplines or intellectual areas.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of thematic courses for Arabic Studies, possibly in Arabic, and for the interdepartmental program on International Literary and Visual Studies. There are rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and programs including, Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Colonialism Studies, English, Film and Media Studies, History, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Romance Languages.

This position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities at Tufts. The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period. We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Requirements: PhD by starting date; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in relevant subjects at the university level. While this position has no language-teaching duties, a high degree of fluency in both Arabic and English is required. Fluency in a third language is a plus.

Letter of Application, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, two writing samples, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/31867 . Further materials will be requested of short-listed applicants. The review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be addressed to Professor Kamran Rastegar: kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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University of Arizona - Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and PedagogyEdit

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Pedagogy, beginning August 2016. This is a full-time tenure-eligible position in MENAS. The successful candidate will join a distinguished interdisciplinary faculty in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and will be a key member of the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program. The successful candidate must have: A PhD in language acquisition and pedagogy or related field at time of appointment; native or near native fluency in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and at least one dialect); extensive classroom experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language in an academic setting; experience in the latest approaches to classroom instruction, curriculum design, material development, and computer assisted language learning. The successful candidate must be an effective team leader with solid multitasking and interpersonal skills and show commitment to maintaining and enhancing MENAS’s long-standing excellence in Arabic studies, ability to work with a diverse student body, and commitment to working collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues in MENAS, the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program, and other schools and departments. Excellent oral and writing skills in English are required, as the candidate may serve as the Flagship representative at local and national events. The successful candidate must also have an interest in participating in outreach events. In addition to the required qualifications, the successful candidate is expected to show familiarity with blended/hybrid language instruction or willingness to receive training in this area as needed. ACTFL OPI certification in Arabic is highly desirable. Applicants must upload a letter of interest, CV, names and contact information of three references, and a scholarly writing sample to http://uacareers.com/postings/9307.

The review of applications begins April 11 and the position is open until April 30, 2016. At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

UPDATES:

  • Skype interview scheduled for 4/22 (4/19)
  • I was told during the Skype interview that this was the final stage, i.e., there will not be any campus visits. (4/22)
  • Hire made (6/11)
  • There was an inside candidate for this position.  The search was conducted in an unprofessional manner.

University of Cambridge (UK) - University Lecturer in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (tenure-track)Edit

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin on 1st September, 2016. This appointment is tenure-track, subject to an initial probation period. The Lecturer must have an excellent and established record of research publications, a proven ability to teach Modern Arabic Literature and Culture and an excellent knowledge of literary Arabic. The successful candidate will be required to deliver lectures, hold classes and give seminars in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture at all levels, and to supervise graduate and undergraduate dissertations. The holder of the post will also be required to carry out research and perform various administrative duties. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Modern Arabic literature. Details of the post. Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter together with a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with the details of two referees, using the University's online application system. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Amira K. Bennison, E-mail knb21@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Saturday, 21st November, 2015. Shortlisting will be completed by mid-December. It is expected that interviews will take place during late January/ early February, 2016. Please quote reference GY05321 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Durham (Durham, UK) - Lecturer in ArabicEdit

Grade 7/8 (Grade 7 £31,656-£37,768 and Grade 8 £38,896 - £46,414) Permanent, full-time contract

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) of the University of Durham seeks to appoint a non-fixed term full-time Lecturer in Arabic. The appointment is tenable from 1 September 2016. The successful candidate will undertake research, teaching and administration at a level appropriate to their skills and experience. Appointment at grade 7 is appropriate for candidates who are likely to be early-career researchers with proven expertise in a relevant area of Arabic Studies, some experience of University-level teaching, a record of high-quality publications, and demonstrable potential for the generation of grant funding. Appointment at grade 8 is commensurate with a greater amount of experience and achievement, including a record of external funding applications, a proven ability to attract and successfully supervise doctoral students, and a well-established record of excellent publications. An appointment at either grade may also have a record of public engagement and generation of impact beyond the academic community. The successful candidate will be given a reduced teaching and administrative load during the three-year probationary period and will be supported to build their research portfolio.

The essential requirements include: - A PhD in a relevant area of Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies; - A record of high-quality published research in Arabic/Middle Eastern studies - Specific research expertise which fits with the research strategy of Modern Languages and Cultures in Durham - Relevant undergraduate teaching and assessment experience - Demonstrable ability to contribute fully to the research culture of Arabic Studies and the School, in terms of research and publication plans, and strategies for attracting external research income - Demonstrable potential for the generation of grant income - An ability to teach language, including translation, at all levels - Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written English - Full proficiency in Standard Arabic - The ability to teach and assess students in both English and Arabic

For more details and how to apply, please see: https://recruitment.durham.ac.uk/ and search for job number 001344. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Daniel Newman (daniel.newman@durham.ac.uk).

UPDATES:

  • Email including the following: "Unfortunately your application did not provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate that you met all of the essential criteria for this role." (which is total bullshit) (3/23)

University of North Georgia (GA) - Assistant Professor in ArabicEdit

The Department of Modern & Classical Languages at the University of North Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Arabic to begin on August 1, 2016.

UNG began offering Arabic language instruction in 2009. Since 2012, UNG has offered the major and minor in Arabic language. UNG is a Project Global Officers Institution, has study abroad opportunities for Arabic language students in Morocco and Oman, is looking to develop other study abroad opportunities, and because of all this activity, the institution is looking for two dynamic and energetic faculty to join its growing program in Arabic.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 17,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Review of applications will began immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in Arabic with a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. The ability to successfully incorporate technology at all levels of instruction is highly desirable. This position will require one to work collaboratively in a multi-language environment, to organize cultural activities for students both in and outside of the classroom, to validate and teach MSA as well as regional variants or “dialects” of the language and, when necessary, as well as teach on multiple campuses.

Required qualifications: •Earned doctorate in Arabic Language, Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Language pedagogy or a closely related field in hand by August 2016 •Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English •Excellent record of prior teaching experience at a U.S. institution •A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, service across the institution, scholarly activity, and the enhancement of the Arabic Program. •Experience with proficiency-oriented instruction •Experience and ability to successfully incorporate technology into all levels of instruction.

Preferred qualifications: Proficiency in a language other than Arabic or English

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information:

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

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  • any updates?
  • I applied ages ago and never heard back. (4/5)

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of ArabicEdit

The Program in Arabic Language and Culture in the Department of Classics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track position. The field of specialization is open, although we welcome especially applications from scholars of either modern Arabic literature and culture or Islamic Studies (classical and modern). The appointment will commence in July 2016. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in Arabic language as well as a broad range of undergraduate courses in the literature, culture, and history of the Arabic speaking world. Completion of the Ph.D. is required. Please apply via Interfolio.com using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/31050. Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching experience and research, if available. Review of complete applications will begin on November 20, 2015. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Information about the Program in Arabic can be found at http://arabic.nd.edu.

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  • My colleagues and  I would like to notify you (y'all) that Notre Dame is, in fact, located in Indiana. 
  • RESPONSE: The typo has been corrected. You could have corrected it yourself, by the way. That's the point of a wiki.
  • I'm aware that I could have done that. I didn't, though. 
  • I guess someone deleted my post. I just wanted to update that the search is a bit delayed because of the snow on the east coast. GSA: Thanks for the information! FWIW, there have been no other posts on this thread - if a post had been deleted, it would still show up in the RSS feed. Perhaps something else happened and the post did not get published at all? 
  • Rejection email (01/29)

University of Oklahoma (OK) - TT Assistant Professor of Arabic - Language FlagshipEdit

The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016 as part of its Language Flagship program. The Language Flagship is a national initiative that prepares global professionals and provides extensive resources for the teaching of Arabic language and culture, thus attracting some of the brightest students on campus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect), and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in modern literature and/or cultural studies. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes courses in Arabic language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level. Salary and internal funding opportunities are competitive. This is a joint position in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (MLLL) and the Department of International and Area Studies (IAS). IAS, located in the growing College of International Studies, has a thriving program in Middle East Studies that has attracted growing national recognition. OU, a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, the Fred Jones Museum of Art, and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Norman, OK has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. For information about MLLL, please visit http://modlang.ou.edu/. For information about IAS, please go to https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit materials electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5989. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution http://www.ou.edu/eeo.

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  • An offer has been made. ------ Congratulations!!

University of Oslo (Norway) - Associate Professor in Modern Arabic Language and CultureEdit

A permanent (tenure) position of Associate Professor in modern Arabic language and culture is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The holder of the position is expected to initiate and lead research, to supervise PhD and MA candidates, to participate in teaching, exam setting and evaluation at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department. The successful candidate will play a central role in further development of high-quality research and teaching in Middle East Studies at the Department in collaboration with colleagues, and is expected to take active part in the activities at the Department´s Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies. Requirements •PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Arabic sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, discourse analysis, translation studies, or related fields of research •Advanced level of linguistic competence in Arabic and English •Pedagogical skills and a willingness to take active part in academic leadership and administration, see How to document your pedagogical skills •Personal suitability and motivation for the position The following qualifications will be taken into account in the assessment of the applicants: • Academic qualifications and academic production with a focus primarily on modern Arabic language and culture; with an emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking are preferred to quantity • International peer-reviewed publications • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the department • Positive results in external fund raising • Pedagogical qualifications and ability to inspire students • Interest, ability and/or experience in management and administration • Collaborative skills and willingness to initiate joint projects • Experience with collaboration across established academic disciplines, and ability to build international networks • Communication and public outreach skills In the assessment of the qualified candidates all criteria listed above will be explicitly addressed and assessed. The quality of published academic work, development potential and breadth of intellectual/academic interest will be prioritized in this order. Applicants who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period. The teaching language is normally Norwegian at the bachelor level, while the Master studies programme option in Middle East Studies is conducted in English. On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within two years to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Full announcement: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1513053/62042?iso=no

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  • Notified via email that I'm one of 7 candidates asked to submit academic works for further evaluation. (4/20)

Williams College (MA) - Assistant Professors (2) in ArabicEdit

The Program in Arabic Studies at Williams College seeks to appoint two tenure-track Assistant Professors, beginning July 2016. Specialization open, PhD preferred. Excellent language teaching credentials and experience are essential, interdisciplinary scholarly interests are desirable. The teaching load for regular faculty at Williams is 2-2; faculty teach in our January term every other year. The College and the Program value teaching and research equally highly, and expect as well a strong commitment to collegiality on the levels of the program, the College, and the profession.

Arabic Studies is especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about contributing to the rich and diverse intellectual life of a campus made up of colleagues and students from widely varying backgrounds. Individuals from groups that are underrepresented in academia are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due no later than November 15, 2015 and should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks to the candidate’s promise as a teacher. All materials should be addressed to Gail Newman, Program Director, and must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/32105. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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  • Skype interviews scheduled (12/3?)
  • campus visits scheduled 
  • email informing that both positions have been filled (2/25)

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND POSTDOCSEdit

New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Research Fellowships in the HumanitiesEdit

The NYUAD Institute has embarked on a multi-year research fellowship program in the Humanities. This program aims to help create an energetic, multi-faceted research environment for the Humanities at NYUAD's campus. To this end, NYUAD is annually inviting applications from distinguished senior scholars as well as from promising junior scholars for residential fellowships at NYUAD’s Institute. Fellows are contributing to NYUAD's intellectual community through research and research-related activities, including sharing their work-in-progress with NYUAD faculty and students and participating in scholarly networks engaged in ongoing research centered at the NYUAD Institute.

While open to scholars working in all areas of the Humanities, the program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic world, its rich intellectual, religious, and scientific history, its cultural and artistic heritage as expressed in traditional and new media, and its interaction with other cultures in the past and present. Scholars of Arabic culture and history will find it enriching to work alongside fellows who conduct research in related and adjacent fields. Scholarship furthered by this program is closely connected to the research profile of NYUAD's faculty in the Arts & Humanities; its Liberal Arts curriculum, with concentrations on History, Literature, Philosophy, the Arab Crossroads program, and Museum Studies; related departments and research centers at NYU New York; and NYUAD's outreach program in the UAE.

Awards & Facilities

The Institute hosts up to two senior fellows and up to four junior fellows.

For the period of their fellowships, scholars are offered work/office space at the Institute, full use of NYUAD's library facilities (which are substantial, closely connected as they are to NYU's Main Library in New York), administrative support, housing at NYUAD's campus on Saadiyat Island, a fellowship stipend commensurate with experience, a personal research allowance, support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi. Fellowship recipients are responsible for conforming to tax requirements of their home countries.

Start Date & Duration September 1, 2016 or February 1, 2017

Scholars may apply for one- or two-semester fellowships

Candidate Qualifications

Eligible candidates for the senior fellowships have an outstanding scholarly accomplishment, including an internationally recognized publication record. Mid-career scholars with strong publication records and exceptional scholarly promise may be considered in this category. Eligible candidates for the junior fellowships, which are intended especially for young scholars who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into book manuscripts publishable with major academic presses, have received their Ph.D. within the previous five years and have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment.

All research fellowships will be offered to scholars who demonstrate interest in playing an active role in the intellectual community of NYUAD, in particular by exchanging ideas with other Institute fellows and with NYU faculty and students. The fellowships are open to scholars of all backgrounds and nationalities.

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Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoctoral Fellow in Arabic Literature and CultureEdit

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in modern Arabic literature and culture for the 2016-2017 year. The postdoctoral fellow will be assigned a faculty mentor; will be expected to teach two courses per semester: the seminar in advanced Arabic (equivalent to 4th year) and a course in modern Arabic literature in the fall and contemporary Middle Eastern culture in the spring, as well as conduct research in his/her area of Arabic literature and culture. The fellowship includes salary plus benefits for the 9-month academic year.

Candidates from universities within and outside the U.S. are welcome to apply. Applicants must have earned the PhD by the beginning of the fall semester 2016 and not earlier than 2013. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10th, 2016. Please send a letter of application, CV, writing sample, research statement and 3 letters of recommendation (sent directly by recommender) to:

Chair, Post-doctoral Fellow Search Committee, Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1121, St. Louis MO, 63130-4899

For inquiries, please contact the department of JINELC at jinelc@wustl.edu

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.

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  • Rejection email (5/3)

NON-TENURE TRACK (LECTURER/INSTRUCTOR/ADMINISTRATOR, ETC.)Edit

American University (DC) - Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in ArabicEdit

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2015-2016. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 29, 2016.

Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree. Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to Arabic will be considered. The position will require the incumbent to teach five to six undergraduate courses per year in Arabic, including, but not limited to, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic language courses. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: apply.interfolio.com/35503. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Kim Pulford, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2394 or wlc@american.edu if you have any questions.

Established in 1925 the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at www.american.edu/cas and about the department at http://www.american.edu/cas/wlc/

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American University in Cairo - One Year Arabic Literature PositionEdit

The American University in Cairo Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations announces a one-year position in Arabic Literature, to begin in Fall 2016. The candidate will be expected to teach classes in both Arabic and English. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester. The candidate's area of specialization is open, but they should be prepared to teach courses on Classical Arabic Prose and Poetry in the form of survey courses and thematic courses to undergraduates, most of whom are native speakers of Arabic. The candidate should also be prepared to offer undergraduate courses on Classical Arabic Literature using texts in English translation.

Candidates who have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment are preferred, as are those with a record of peer-reviewed publications. Teaching experience is a highly desirable qualification.

Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016 and interviews will be held in person or via teleconference shortly thereafter.

All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a letter of interest, b) a current CV, c) completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF), d) two writing samples (if available), and e) two letters of reference sent directly from referees to msabri@aucegypt.edu with the subject line AUC: Arabic Literature.

For information, please, direct any enquiries to: msabri@aucegypt.edu


American University in Dubai - Assistant/Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic Language and Literature)Edit

The School of Arts and Sciences at the American University in Dubai invites qualified applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic Language and Literature) to begin teaching in Spring 2016 (January 2016 onwards). The successful candidate will have:

•Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Literature from a Western accredited institution at the time of appointment.

•Specific expertise in Arabic Language and Literature Teaching for both native and non-native Arabic speakers.

•Previous teaching experience in a Western higher education system, with high ratings of teaching effectiveness.

•Evidence of scholarly activity or strong potential for scholarly contributions

•Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•An ability to work collegially within a team of faculty members from diverse disciplines

Candidates will have evidence of successful teaching experience or must demonstrate significant potential and promise of teaching effectiveness and excellence at the undergraduate level. Additionally, candidates are expected to meet standards for personal professional scholarship, and assist in student advising, curriculum development and other service to the department, school, and community. The compensation package for this position is competitive and is based on the expatriate model. Besides tax-exempt basic salary, it includes housing, annual two-way airfare, health / life insurance, professional memberships, conference attendance expenses, assistance with children's tuition, and other components. The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995. It serves UAE nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education. AUD, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for an international education. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until this position is filled. Interested applicants must submit the following requirements via email to facultyrecruitment@aud.edu.

•Cover letter

•Updated CV

•Statement of teaching philosophy

•Contact information of three (3) academic/professional references

Alternatively, applicants can submit their application materials to the following postal address: Faculty Recruitment, The American University in Dubai, P.O. Box 28282, Dubai, U.A.E. No telephone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview. 

College of William and Mary (VA) - Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of ArabicEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position in Arabic language and cultures, that will begin August 10, 2016. We seek a professional, skilled instructor who can teach at all levels of the curriculum, both Arabic language and Arabic/Middle-Eastern cultures courses. The former require implementation of innovative pedagogical techniques. The latter require a strong theoretical background to teach cultural studies courses. This instructor should also be able to function well in the WM classroom environment where students expect a high level of give and take, and interactive, organized learning. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective teacher and will have a 3-3 teaching load. Information on the Arabic Studies program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William & Mary may be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/modernlanguages/arabic/index.php.

Applicants should have native or near native fluency in MSA, one Arabic dialect and English. An MA or higher in Arabic language, literature and culture is required at the time of appointment (August 10, 2016), in addition to a successful proficiency-based teaching record. A Ph.D. or ABD is preferred at the time of appointment August 10, 2016 in addition to have a successful teaching record in an American University.

To apply submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a statement of teaching methods and philosophy. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference(at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability). For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, April 23. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.


Duke University (NC) - Arabic Language LecturerEdit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University invites applications for a full-time position as an Arabic language lecturer, beginning Fall 2016. The initial contract for the position is three years and renewable every five years based on a demonstration of quality and rigor of teaching, curricular innovation, professional development and service to the field. The successful candidate will join the growing Arabic program at Duke. The primary responsibilities consist of teaching and developing intermediate and advanced courses, creating teaching materials, designing assessment tools, and organizing and participating in extra-curricular activities related to service learning and refugee issues. The teaching load is maximum 5 courses per year or 12 contact hours per week, and the starting salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Candidates should have an M.A. or higher degree in Arabic language and literature, applied linguistics, or a related field, and must have fluency in both Arabic and English. Experience in teaching Arabic at the university level in North America is required, and the demonstrated ability to develop and implement service learning and outreach programs is preferred. Knowledge and experience with study abroad programs and instructional technologies, and desire to further pedagogical/professional development are desirable.

Applications received by September 30, 2015 will be guaranteed full consideration. Send: 1) a letter of application with a statement of teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials and student evaluations, and 4) three letters of reference, addressed to the Chair of Arabic Lecturer Search Committee, Dept. of AMES, Duke University. The application materials should be sent to Arabic Search Committee, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University, 2204 Erwin Road, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708. For additional information please email amesdept@duke.edu Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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  • I haven't heard anything since November 2015

Florida State University (FL) - Faculty I: Administrative and Teaching Position (Arabic)Edit

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University seeks a dynamic and detail oriented instructor of Arabic at the Teaching Faculty I level, a full-time (12-month) non-tenure track faculty position. This position requires both teaching and administrative responsibilities with approximately equal commitment to both areas. Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic is required and native or near native fluency in an Arabic dialect is desirable. A MA or PhD in Arabic language and literature or applied linguistics is required. Experience with an integrated approach to Arabic language teaching at the college level is required. The person will be part of the Middle Eastern Studies (MES) program at Florida State University, a program within the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The candidate will work closely with other faculty members in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies to maintain a cohesive and rigorous MES program. The teaching assignment is five undergraduate Arabic language and/or culture courses per year at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (2/2/1).

The administrative responsibility for the Middle Eastern Studies BA degree includes the following: advising students; providing information about the MES program; recruiting during orientation sessions on campus; performing graduation check; updating yearly Institutional reports; contributing to grant writing and other material and preparing expense reports; helping to organize and conduct events related to the Middle East; preparing list of MES courses offered every semester; maintaining the Middle East Center's website; being a liaison with other participating faculty. The candidate will directly work with the Director of the Middle Eastern Studies program and will be part of the Arabic division. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Through Interfolio, candidates should submit, on or before February 15, 2016, a cover letter with a brief description of teaching philosophy and supporting documents including administrative experience, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, curriculum vitae, and three current confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Zeina Schlenoff, Director of Middle Eastern Studies program at zschlenoff@fsu.edu. http://apply.interfolio.com/33635

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  • Rejection email (5/18)

George Washington University (DC) - Assistant Professor of Arabic (non tenure-track)Edit

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at The George Washington University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Arabic. This position is a non-tenure accruing 3-year renewable contractual appointment starting as early as the fall 2016 semester. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic qualifications: Applicants must have native or near native fluency in Arabic and English; and should have a clear research agenda as demonstrated by publications, works in progress and/or presentations, as well as promise of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer reviews, or supervisor's comments. Applicants must be able to teach the Arabic language, including a spoken dialect, at all proficiency levels, and have experience in using instructional technology. Applicants must have a PhD in Arabic or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed all requirements for the PhD by the date of appointment.

Applicants should complete an online application http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/29518 and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representative sample of written scholarly work, statement of teaching philosophy, sample of recent student course evaluations, and at least three samples of course syllabi and exams. Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to GW_CNELC_Search@gwu.edu, or physically mailed to Arabic Search Search, George Washington University, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, 801 22nd St NW, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment offers are contingent pending final budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

UPDATES:

  • Rejection email (03/11)

Indiana University Bloomington - Full-time Flagship Program LecturerEdit

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer position in the Arabic Flagship Program, effective Fall 2016. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses from beginning to advanced-level Arabic per semester and actively participating in all the academic and co-curricular activities of the Arabic program. The successful candidate will preferably have a Ph.D. in Arabic language, pedagogy, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field, and is expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, standards-based teaching methodologies. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and the Egyptian dialect, and must be fluent in English.

Competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Renewal of this position beyond the first four years will be contingent upon the availability of funds. Please send Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Salman Alani, the Director of the Arabic Flagship Program, at alani@indiana.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 10th, 2016; applications received by this deadline will receive full consideration, and the search will continue until this position is filled. Indiana University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply.


Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Full-time Instructor in ArabicEdit

Loyola University Chicago, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time, nonrenewable position: Instructor in Arabic for the 2016-17 academic year. The appointment is for one year. The department serves about 120 students of Arabic per semester. Information about the department is available at http://www.luc.edu/modern languages.

The candidate will teach beginning intermediate, and advanced language courses and will actively participate in language program development and assessment. The candidate may also be asked to teach literature in translation courses. The expected teaching load is 4/4 with possible releases for administrative duties within the program.

Applicants must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English, have knowledge of Arabic literature and culture, be current with developments in proficiency-based language pedagogy and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Specialization is open to any field that is related to Arabic language. Ideally, candidates will have an MA in Arabic or Arabic Studies, with preference given to those holding a Ph.D.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly on line at the preceding address or mailed to Dr. Susana Cavallo. Applicants should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Susana Cavallo, Ph.D., Chair & Professor of Spanish scavall@luc.edu Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Loyola University Chicago Crown Center 217 Chicago, Illinois 60660

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2016, and will continue doing so until the position is filled.

Michigan State University (MI) - Instructor or Assistant Professor in Arabic Language Teaching (one-year, fixed term)Edit

Michigan State University seeks to fill a one-year, fixed term, full-time instructor or assistant professor position in Arabic language teaching. The position will begin August 16, 2016 as a nine-month academic year appointment in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. Candidates should have at least an MA degree in an appropriate field and a record of excellence in teaching Arabic, preferably in the U.S. An excellent command of Arabic and English is required. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, or equivalent, at all levels and will be expected to participate in the activities related to the Department. This person will bring innovative ideas and language program experience to a growing university-level Arabic language program. Familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must and the person will benefit from a supportive language community that includes the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, world-renowned study abroad initiatives, and the Asian Studies Center. We welcome applicants who would especially benefit from collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment. Desired Degree: Master's or Doctoral.

Minimum Qualifications: MA degree in an appropriate field and a record of excellence in teaching Arabic. An excellent command of Arabic and English is required. Familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must.

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, http://jobs.msu.edu/ Posting 2607

Applicants should submit a cover letter, an updated CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Brahim Chakrani, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

The Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages, a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international engagement. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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  • Email received: "After careful deliberation, the search committee has reevaluated the needs of the department and regrets to inform you that the search has been postponed. In the future, a new search may open within the Department, and we encourage you to apply." (2/16)

Montana State University (MT) - Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor of ArabicEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montana State University is recruiting an Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor of Arabic Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities: Will teach 6 classes per year in a small, innovative, and successful program. Must take an active role in administration and program building.

Required Qualifications: MA in Arabic. Experience teaching Arabic at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or MAT in Arabic. Familiarity with proficiency-based language teaching. Familiarity with technology.

The Successful Candidate will have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate successfully and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information: This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted. Any position working 50% or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University ( AFMSU ). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU .org. Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues. If the terms and conditions of the hire contracts change, the representational status of this position could be impacted.

Physical Demands: Normal classroom environment.

The Department: Modern Languages & Literatures offers B.A. Degrees in German Studies, French & Francophone Studies, and Hispanic Studies. Teaching options in French, German, and Spanish are offered, as well as Teaching and Non-Teaching Minors in French, German, and Spanish. The Department offers both an option and a minor in two joint programs in conjunction with the Department of History and Philosophy: Japan Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies. In addition, the China Studies minor combines the study of language, history, and culture in China. The Department also offers courses in Arabic in cooperation with the Office of International Programs via the US Arabic Distance Learning Network.

The faculty is comprised of ten Tenure-Track members and an equal number of non-Tenure-Track instructors.

The College: The College of Letters and Science (L&S), the largest center for learning, teaching, and research at Montana State University, offers students an excellent liberal arts and sciences education in nearly 50 majors, 25 minors and over 25 graduate degrees within the four areas of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences.

Building on the great strength of our traditional disciplines, the college provides exciting opportunities for faculty and students at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiry. L&S is dedicated to supporting student success, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing an atmosphere in which discovery and learning are integrated and valued. L&S is at the confluence of intellectual tradition, discovery, and innovation.


Northwestern University (IL) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction, ArabicEdit

The Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Arabic language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching nine quarter-long language courses.

Experience teaching Arabic and native fluency or its equivalent in Arabic is required. Masters degree in Arabic language or a closely related area is required; Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or Middle East studies is preferred. The capability to teach a colloquial Arabic variety (especially Maghrebi/North African Arabic) is highly desirable.

Demonstrated ability to teach a second language offered in Northwesterns MENA program, particularly Persian, is desirable as an additional qualification.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and names and email addresses of three professional references (at least two must be able to comment on the applicants teaching abilities) electronically. For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2015.

MENA offers an undergraduate major, minor, and a PhD certificate program, and features both topics courses in a range of disciplines and a dynamic team of language instructors in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. In the Arabic curriculum, we stress both written and communicative (speaking) aspects of the language. The Arabic program features both a four-year sequence in modern standard Arabic and electives in Egyptian and Levantine colloquial Arabic, media Arabic, and advanced poetry and prose with the opportunity to develop additional curricula.

The Program in Middle East and North African Studies is committed to a diverse faculty, both in terms of gender diversity and ethnic and racial diversity, as understood both in the United States and the Middle East region. We encourage women and ethnic, racial, and religious minorities to apply.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of ArabicEdit

The Oberlin College Arabic Program invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in Arabic, beginning fall 2016. Appointment will be for two years with possible renewal for two more years. Qualifications include an MA or PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language or related field, familiarity with the integrated communicative approach that teaches standard and spoken Arabic (preferably Levantine), fluency in Arabic, and teaching experience at the university level. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ by March 21.

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Old Dominion University (VA) - Arabic LecturerEdit

Full-time renewable Lecturer position in Arabic beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, including language courses on all levels as well as courses in Arabic civilization, and have a strong interest in program building and professional development. For more about the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, please see http://www.odu.edu/languages

Minimum requirement is a Masters degree in Arabic or in a related area with at least 18 graduate credits in Arabic language, literature and culture. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required and native or near-native proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect is strongly preferred. Candidates must have prior teaching experience at the college level in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations to https://jobs.odu.edu/ and have three former supervisors or other professionals in the field submit three letters of recommendation through the ODU application system. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000912095-01#sthash.02T6up2s.dpuf


The Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Lecturer in Arabic, Department of Comparative LiteratureEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a two-year, full-time lectureship position (non-tenure-track) in Arabic, to begin in August 2016 with excellent possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in Arabic (three courses per semester) along with supporting duties on behalf of the Arabic program and its undergraduate minor. Penn State offers a dynamic environment for language learning, including a Summer Intensive Language Institute, Title VI centers, and extensive other resources. Requirements include native or near-native fluency in English and Arabic, a master’s degree or equivalent in a related field, and relevant teaching experience. Preferred qualifications include ABD status or a Ph.D., experience with communicative and standards-based methodologies, and program-building experience such as supervision or curriculum development. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes benefits.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of two references at https://psu.jobs/job/60153. Review of applications will begin on December 1', 2015,' and continue until the position is filled. For more information on our program, please consult http://complit.la.psu.edu


Qatar University (Doha, Qatar) - Lecturer in Arabic Language and LiteratureEdit

Qatar University Profile: Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty that teaches and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society. Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry. All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students- are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.

College Profile: The College of Arts and Sciences(CAS) houses twelve departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature & Linguistics and Arabic Languages, History, Sociology,Social Work,International Affairs, Mass Communication, Psychology, Policy,Planning & Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences,Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Material Science,Sports Science, and Human Nutrition. The College also houses five Master Programs, which are in Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Gulf Studies, Material Science and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS launched a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also, the newly established three research centers namely Center for Social Science and Humanities, Center for Sustainable Development, and Gulf Studies Center.

Duties & Responsibilities Teaching specialized courses to University students (ARAB 100 & ARAB 200). Provision general educational lectures and sessions for students. Active participation in the department, program committee.

Qualifications A PhD in Arabic Language & Literature. Teaching experience not less than 3 years. Publishing an adequate number of academic research in reliable scientific journals. Publishing an adequate number of specialized scientific books related to the field of specialization.

Required Documents 1. Current Curriculum Vitae. 2. Cover letter. 3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy. 4. Three referees' contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact). 5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree). 6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Benefits 1. A three-year renewable contract. 2. Salary is commensurate with experience. 3. Tax-free salary. 4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies. 5. Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR policies. 6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies. 7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies. 8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies. 9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply Apply online on : https://careers.qu.edu.qa/

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Seton Hall University (NJ) - Term Assistant Professor in ArabicEdit

Seton Hall University seeks applicants for a term faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Arabic, beginning in Fall, 2016. The position will be in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the College of Arts and Sciences. The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D and be an experienced specialist in Arabic, with experience in teaching Modern Standard Arabic. The teaching load is four courses per semester. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Frederick J. Booth (boothfre@shu.edu), Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079. All materials should be submitted electronically. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.

Seton Hall, the oldest Catholic diocesan university in the US, is located 14 miles west of Manhattan, in South Orange, New Jersey and has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. Candidates should be supportive of the Catholic mission of the university. SHU is committed to programs of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA) to achieve our objectives of creating and supporting a diverse racial, ethnic and cultural community.


Swarthmore College (PA) - Lecturer of ArabicEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College seeks applicants for a lecturer in Arabic to teach first and second year Arabic, beginning in the fall semester of 2016. This is an initial one-year appointment, with potential for renewal to terms of up to three years based on need and performance. Responsibilities include teaching six to eight units per year and contributing to the growth of the Arabic program at Swarthmore. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in activities organized by the Arabic Program and the Department. The successful candidate must hold an M.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, or a related field. A record of excellence in teaching Arabic as a foreign language is required. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and English. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, sample student evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: ajo?apply-1085-6964. (Recommenders are also encouraged to use the on-line application website). If unable to submit on-line, send to: Arabic Search, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Review of applications will begin March 1st. Chosen candidates may be interviewed by phone or Skype. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.


Syracuse University (NY) - Lecturer, ArabicEdit

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer in Arabic for the Fall of 2016. This is a three-year renewable appointment beginning August 22, 2016. The successful candidate will teach up to 12 credits per semester, including 3 or 4 credit courses in Arabic language. Successful candidate may also occasionally teach an Arabic content course at the 300 or 400 level. Additional responsibilities include professional development participation, placement exam administration, advising, and committee service. A Ph.D. in Arabic or related field required and experience in university-level Arabic instruction required. For a detailed position description and online application instructions, please go to http://www.sujobopps.com, Job No. 072444 and attach a current CV, cover letter, names and email addresses of three professional referees to provide letters of recommendation, and evaluations of two recent courses taught.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Sunday, May 15, 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. No phone inquiries please. Salary is competitive.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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  • Thay say, "salary is competitive," but on the application page they tell you it's $40K-$45K. Competitive my ass. GSA4: This is, in fact, considered a very competitive salary for a lecturer with a 12-credit load. Many universities have salaries in the low 30s for this type of position. I know of only one that offers more and they have a 15-credit load. 

University of Colorado Boulder - Instructor in Arabic LanguageEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment as Instructor in Arabic Language to begin August 2016. Requirements include at least the MA in Arabic language, pedagogy, or other related discipline; ability to teach all levels of Arabic language; and 1 year of experience teaching Arabic at the university level. Job duties include teaching courses in Arabic language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University. Applicants must apply online at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=04269&lang= en&sns_id=google to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2016. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

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  • rejection email (5/17)

University of Kansas - Arabic Language LecturerEdit

The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) at the University of Kansas seeks a full-time lecturer for Arabic language courses for Academic year 2016-17. Salary is $38,886.

The Department also has additional positions available for part-time or full-time language courses (Amharic, Arabic, Haitian, Hausa, Kiswahili, and Wolof) and non-language courses (African History, Black Popular Music, Legal Issues and the African American). The lecturer pool is renewed every two years. The Department accepts applications at any time, but normally makes appointments for the fall semester in May and June, and for the spring semester in November and December. Increases in enrollment, resignations, and emergencies may create openings that are filled just before classes begin (August and January). All appointments are contingent upon staffing needs. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

For more information and to apply go http://employment.ku.edu/academic/5789BR. Priority review deadline for the full-time lecturer is 04/29/16. Acceptance for other positions is ongoing. KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

Required Qualifications: Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in resume, and (3) information provided from professional references: (For language courses only): Bachelor's level degree in the respective language and near-native or native command of the language OR Bachelor’s level degree in any field AND native command of the language; and knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used. (For non-language courses only): Demonstration of knowledge of the African or African-American Studies course of interest; evidence of ability to teach the culture-specific course; bachelor's level degree and graduate work in relevant area.

University of Nevada at Reno - Arabic LecturerEdit

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a non-tenure track position that is contingent upon funding and renewable for a period of up to three years. Primary duties include teaching first through third-year language and culture courses and developing a cohesive curriculum in Arabic. All application materials must be received by April 19, 2016.

Anyone hired into this position is not eligible to continue with employment in the same position beyond three years.

Required Qualifications:

MA degree in Arabic or equivalent; native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English; college classroom experience teaching Arabic.

Contact Information for this Position: Search Coordinator, Esmeralda Aguilar, esmeraldaa@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter, C.V./resume, evidence of excellence in teaching, unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation, if not attached, should be mailed to Esmeralda Aguilar, 1664 N. Virginia Street, Department of World Languages and Literature, University of Nevada, Reno/MS 0100, Reno, NV 89557-0100.

Job Open Date: 03/21/2016

Job Close Date: 4/19/2016

Open Until Filled: No

Search Number: 72026

Note to All Applicants: A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty members first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - Lecturer in Modern Standard ArabicEdit

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks a Full-Time Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic beginning August 2016.

Required qualifications: Master's degree in Arabic or related field (Islamic Studies and/or Middle Eastern Studies), native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; proficiency in English; and teaching experience with adult learners.

Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic or related field; commitment to promoting diversity; experience in translating/ interpreting; ability to incorporate Arabic film into the curriculum, and/or contribute to our minor in Francophone Studies.

Job duties: Teaching first and second year Modern Standard Arabic as well as occasional upper level courses in language or culture, growing the Arabic program, and contributing to service activities in the Department, the community and the profession.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral-extensive urban university committed to excellence in research and teaching. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States. Screening of applications will begin November 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. See the complete position description and apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu.

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University of North Georgia - Dahlonega (GA) - Lecturer in ArabicEdit

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of North Georgia invites applicants for a Full-time Lecturer position in Arabic on the Dahlonega campus. This position and its responsibilities begin in the fall semester of 2016.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching eight (8) undergraduate Arabic courses per academic year and serving the department, the College of Arts and Letters, and the university. Teaching schedules may include assignments on other campuses, evening or on-line classes, and coordinating or teaching intensive immersion courses and programs.

Required: Master's degree in Arabic Language, Literature, Linguistics or Foreign Language Education (Language Pedagogy) with an emphasis in Arabic or closely related field at the time of appointment; Experience teaching Arabic at the university level; Familiarity with the pedagogy and practice of teaching dialects of Arabic; Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic; and The ability to work collaboratively with all campus constituencies.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts Special Instructions to Applicants: submit names/contact information of at least three professional references with application. Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups. More information on the University of North GeorgiaEqual Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

University of Rochester (NY) - Lecturer of ArabicEdit

Applications Due: 1 Nov

The Department of Religion and Classics invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Arabic language. This is a three-year position, subject to annual review and potentially renewable, to begin fall, 2016.

Requirements: M.A. or equivalent, and native or near-native proficiency in Arabic. Training in Second Language Teaching and Learning, experience teaching at the university level, and demonstrated ability teaching with an innovative curriculum, are highly preferred. Ph.D. degree would be beneficial.

Responsibilities: Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses at all levels (five-six courses per academic year). The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a coherent program of instruction in Arabic, including design, preparation and implementation of syllabi, and assisting in extra-curricular activities for students (e.g. directing conversation groups).

Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, transcript, two recent teaching evaluations, a sample syllabus, and a sample lesson plan. In addition, please submit three confidential letters of recommendation.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


University of Virginia (VA) - Lecturer/Program Coordinator in Modern Standard ArabicEdit

The Arabic language program in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Lecturer/Program Coordinator in Modern Standard Arabic, to begin August 25, 2016. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable position with an initial appointment of one academic year. This position has the potential of being renewed as a three-year appointment starting in the 2017-2018 academic year. Appointment renewal is contingent upon highly satisfactory performance. The standard Lecturer teaching load is three courses per semester. This position receives a one course reduction for service as the Program Coordinator.

Required Qualifications: Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and at least one of its dialects, an advanced degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred) in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching or equivalent, strong competence in Arabic grammar, FusHa, and fluency in English, at least 3 years of experience in teaching various levels of Arabic at the postsecondary level using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as the program's coordinator.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include previous experience in program coordination, teacher training and materials development; OPI certification; an ability and interest in teaching advanced level courses in Arabic; and experience with teaching FusHa Arabic.

To apply, submit a candidate profile on-line through https://jobs.virginia.edu, and electronically attach a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching pedagogy, a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach as Writing Sample 1), and sample of prior course syllabi (attach as Writing Sample 2). Search for posting 0617588. In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf to: Arabic Coordinator/Lecturer Search Committee, MESALC P.O. Box 400781 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Cameron Clayton at Clayton, rcc8k@eservices.virginia.edu

Review of applications by the committee will begin November 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The committee anticipates beginning to hold on-grounds interviews on or around January 15, 2016. A letter of invitation will be provided to candidates who are selected for an interview. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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  • Never heard back, but when logging into my application page, I see "Position filled." (4/13)

University of Toronto (Canada) - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, MSA, Contractually Limited AppointmentEdit

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year, contractually-limited term appointment in Modern Standard Arabic Language. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will begin on July 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2018.

The successful candidate must have native or near-native speaker's competence in Arabic, and will have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in Linguistics, Arabic Language and Literature, or a related field by the time of their appointment. The candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by student course evaluations, teaching awards, and/or pedagogically innovative curricular materials and strong endorsements from referees. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to an expanding program in Arabic Studies, and will be expected to teach Modern Standard Arabic in its cultural contexts at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as the excitement of working with a diverse student population.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests together with a curriculum vitae and teaching dossier/portfolio (i.e., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, description of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). If you have questions about this position, please contact nmc@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applications on June 24, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on letterhead via email directly to Professor Timothy P. Harrison, at nmc@utoronto.ca.

For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit our home page at: http://nmc.utoronto.ca/.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Virginia Military Institute (VA) - Assistant Professor of Arabic (non tenure-track)Edit

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Arabic beginning 1 August 2016.

Five year, non-tenure track appointment, beginning in August 2016, with conversion to tenure track very likely. Specialization open. Ph.D. in Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Literature, or Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in literature and culture in addition to MSA across all levels. Native or near-native fluency in MSA and English required. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year and also participate in academic advising, committee work, scholarship, and mentoring of undergraduate research. Faculty members at VMI wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience is not required.

Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. It is located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting.

Applicants should submit full dossiers including letter of application, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts.

Apply online at: http://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/8741

Position open until filled, review of applications begins September 15.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.

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