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Positions in Arabic Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching in academia and beyond, 2016/17 job application season.

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American University of Beirut (LEB) - Assistant Professor in Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory - Deadline: Oct. 31Edit

American University of Beirut (LEB)- Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (Open Rank). Deadline: 31 OctEdit

American University of Sharjah (UAE) - Assistant/Associate Professor of Modern Arabic Literature. Deadline: 24 OctEdit

American University of Sharjah (UAE) - Assitant/Associate Professor in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL). Deadline: 24 OctEdit

Columbia University (NY) - Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature. Deadline: 28 OctEdit

Durham University (UK) - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 20 Nov (GMT)Edit

  • We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with a research specialism in Arabic studies that fits with the research priorities of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. We would especially invite applications from candidates in literary or visual studies. The post is also open to candidates who specialise in comparative literary, cultural and/or visual studies.
  • NOTE: This is a Lecturer position in the UK system, which is comparable to tenure-track Assistant Professor in the US system and includes a 3-year probationary period.

Georgia Institute of Technology (GA) - Associate Professor of Arabic - Deadline: 3 NovEdit

  • An early Associate Professor of Arabic language and cultures, modern Arabic literature, or interdisciplinary Middle East Studies, with an established record of program-building in any of these areas, and preference for a secondary concentration in French.

Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District (CA) - TT Arabic Instructor - Deadline: 9 NovEdit

Ohio State University (OH) - Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian. Deadline: 10 SeptEdit

  • Preference given to applications in by 9/10; open until filled.

Ohio State University (OH) - M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies. Deadline: 1 NovEdit

  • Applicants should be 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.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Reader or Senior University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies. Deadline: 30 NovEdit

  • The main area covered by the post is Classical Arabic Studies with specialism in one or more of the following: legal thought (fiqh); dialectical theology and/or philosophy (kalam/falsafah); Qur’an and Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir); history (tarikh).

University of Connecticut (CT) - Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 1 DecEdit

  • Earned Ph.D. in Arabic Studies or related field in hand by May 30, 2017; primary specialization in classical Arabic literature with ability to teach a broader chronological spectrum of Arabic texts through the contemporary period; native or near native fluency in Arabic. Preferred Qualifications: Research and/or teaching interests in any of the following areas: Maghrebi and/or Mediterranean Studies; Judeo-Arabic culture and literature; classical antiquity and Arabic thought; medieval to early modern Arabic historiography.

University of Tennessee (TN) - Assistant Professor of Arabic (Tenure-Track) - Deadline: 1 NovEdit

  • Preference will be given to candidates who could teach one undergraduate course in French per year, along with three in Arabic. Specialization is open, but those with expertise in linguistics, pedagogy, classical Arabic, medieval studies, or global studies are especially encouraged to apply.

University of Toronto (CAN) - Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature. Deadline: 15 NovEdit

Wofford College (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of Arabic - Deadline: 21 OctEdit


See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit


Brandeis University (MA) - Lecturer in Arabic Language. Deadline: 25 Oct.Edit

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 1 DecEdit

  • Starting date SPRING 2017.

Michigan State University (MI) - Fixed Term Position in Arabic Language Teaching. Deadline: 1 DecEdit

Princeton University (NJ) - MSA Lecturer. Deadline: 4 NovEdit

University of Maryland College Park (MD) - Senior Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 15 Nov or until filledEdit

  • Job requires a Bachelor’s degree. Must have some graduate coursework in Arabic language, Arabic pedagogy, or related field. Must have the following prior experience: Experience teaching Arabic calligraphy; Experience teaching 2 Arabic dialects.

University of Michigan (MI) - Lecturer III in Arabic Language. Deadline: 10 NovEdit

University of Nevada Reno (NV) - Lecturer, World Languages and Literatures (Arabic) - Deadline: Oct. 28Edit

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 17 OctEdit


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