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Positions in Arabic Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching in academia and beyond, 2017/18 job application season.

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TENURE-TRACK FALL 2018Edit

American University of Beirut (AUB) -- Open Rank Position,Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory. Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

American University of Beirut (AUB) -- Open Rank Position, Pre-modern Arabic Literature and/or Nahḍa. Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

  • Rejection email (12/8)

Brigham Young University - Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 3 Jan 2018Edit

  • Job ID 68168 (the link above takes you to HR, not to the job ad directly).

Cornell University (NY) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Middle East Media and Media Theory (incl. Arabic). Deadline: 1 Nov.Edit

  • any movement on this one? (12/5)
  • rejection e-mail (12/19)

Duke University (NC) - - Adv. Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Arabic Culture. Deadline: 15 Oct.Edit

  • Also posted at Comparative 2018 and Religious Studies 2017-2018
  • Has anyone heard from Duke  ?  Did they interview at the Middle East Convention in DC ? 
  • I've applied, but haven't heard anything. (12/1) (x2)
  • rejection e-mail (12/29) (x5)

National Cheng-Chi University (Taipei, Taiwan) - Full-time Faculty Position in Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Culture or Relevant Fields. Deadline: 15 Nov.Edit

Oxford College of Emory University (GA) - Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 27 OctEdit

  • Has anyone heard back from Emory (11/28)?
  • I've applied, but haven't heard back. (12/1) (x2)
  • Skype Invitation (11/21)
  • Rejection email (12/9) (x2)
  • Rejection email (12/12)

Queens College CUNY -- Asst. Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. Deadline: 19 Nov. 2017.Edit

  • Any news as of 1/29?
  • No (1/29)
  • Email to schedule a Skype interview (1/31)

Rutgers University-Newark (NJ) - Cluster Hire: Study of Islam, Middle East, Islamic Humanities (incl. Arabic Lit.). Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

San Diego State University (CA) - Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 30 OctEdit

  • E-mail through Interfolio to ensure all letters of recommendation uploaded; review of materials has begun (11/7/17)
  • Skype interview invitation by e-mail (11/22)
  • Skype interviews will continue this week; shortlisting and campus visits toward end of January (11/28)
  • Campus Invite (12/12) (x3)
  • Offer made and accepted (I don't know who) (3/7)
  • How did you come by this info?

University of Colorado Boulder -- Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (Job #10162). Deadline: 1 Nov 2017Edit

  • e-mail to set up Skype appointment (12/3) (x3)
  • campus invite (12/12 x3)
  • offer accepted (May 2018)

University of Michigan (MI) - James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture. Deadline: 15 OctEdit

-Has anyone heard back from Michigan (11/28)?

University of Michigan-Dearborn (MI) - Associate Professor of Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture. Deadline: 1 NovEdit

  • Consideration will be given to advanced assistant professors with high-level research achievements and qualifications.

University of North Carolina-Wilmington - Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 13 Nov or until filled.Edit

  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division courses in Arabic, Introduction to International Studies courses and upper-level courses specializing in Middle East, North Africa, Arabic, and/or Islamic Studies. Arabic courses will be taught through distance learning systems of the university, either online or through intercampus-linked classrooms.
  • E-mail to set up Skype appointment (11/17/2017)
  • Asked for recommendation info (12/15/2017 [x2])
  • Invites for campus interview (12/21/2017)
  • Offer made & accepted (2/21/2017)

University of Rhode Island: Deadline 1: Nov 15, Deadline 2: Nov 30. Edit

  • Tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Language and Applied Linguistics with the ability to teach at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. The candidate should have a degree or concentration in the areas of SLA/Applied Linguistics/Language Pedagogy with a specialization in or record of academic publishing in foreign language proficiency.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Associate or Full Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 29 SeptEdit

  • Rejection email (10/30)

Williams College (MA) - Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, specialization open. Deadline: 20 SeptEdit

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND POSTDOCSEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 2018 Research Fellowships for research in Oman. Deadline: 17 Sept.Edit

NON-TENURE TRACK FALL 2018Edit

American Islamic College (Chicago) - Arabic Language Coordinator. Deadline: 1 Dec.Edit

  • Candidates must have exceptional English language proficiency since translation—rather than conversation—constitutes a key learning outcome at all proficiency levels in Arabic at AIC. Candidates will ideally have a strong basis in primary Islamic religious texts and a proven ability to integrate such materials into their language teaching. Candidates with training in the rules of Quranic recitation (tajwid) are especially encouraged to apply.

American University of Sharja (UAE) - Instructor in the Teaching of the Arab Heritage. Deadline: 19 Nov.Edit

Bucknell University (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 15 March.Edit

Carleton College (MN) - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 23 Feb.Edit

Claremont McKenna College - Open-rank non-TT position in Arabic. Deadline: 28 FebEdit

Columbia University (NY) - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 30 Nov.Edit

Emory University (GA) - Lecturer or Senior lecturer of Arabic. Deadline: 10 Jan 2018Edit

Florida State University - Visiting Arabic Instructor. Deadline: 1 Nov.Edit

  • One-year position, possibility of renewal.

Georgetown University Qatar - Director of Education, Josoor Institute InitiativesEdit

Georgia Institute of Technology - Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics. Deadline: 22 Jan 2018.Edit

  • Full-time, 2/2 load, renewable for up to two years. "The candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Linguistics as well as specialized courses. Preferred areas of expertise include corpus-based, computational, cognitive, or quantitative methodologies. Interest and/or experience in applied approaches to language learning and intercultural communication in one of the languages we offer (Arabic, Chinese, French, or German) is considered an asset."

Johns Hopkins University - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 1 March 2018.Edit

Kenyon College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic. Deadline: 19 JanEdit

  • Skype interview scheduled (1/26/18)
  • Any news as of 2/9?


offer made and accepted

Penn State University - Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic. Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017.Edit

University of Bayreuth (Germany) -- Lecturer in Arabic Language. Deadline 20 Nov. 2017.Edit

University of Chicago (IL) - Lecturer in Arabic. Deadline: 24 Nov.Edit

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill -- Visiting Lecturer in Arabic, Spring 2018 Semester. Deadline: 28 Oct. 2017.

University of Iowa - Arabic Lecturer. Deadline: 1 March.Edit

University of Texas at Austin - Arabic Lecturer. Deadline: 28 Feb.Edit

Washington and Lee University (VA) - VAP in Arabic. Deadline: 15 Feb.Edit

Zayed University (UAE) - Arabic Language and Applied Linguistics. Deadline: January 2018Edit

NON-ACADEMIC JOBSEdit

Kenyon Institute (East Jerusalem) - Deputy Director. Deadline: 30 Oct.Edit