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  • 24 Oct 2017 1:36 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago announces a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will typically teach a minimum of two classes of various levels of Arabic in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties of the position include contributing to the planning of the curriculum. The successful candidate must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and experience at the college level teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Master's degree is required by the start date of the appointment; a Ph.D. is desirable but not required.

    To apply to this position you must submit a cover letter, which includes a brief description of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted, if available. All application items except letters of recommendation may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03530. Letters should be submitted either through the Academic Career Opportunities website or via email, by the letter writers, to amanday@uchicago.edu. Additional recommendation letter submission information will be provided during the application process.

    Review of applications will begin on November 24, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. This position is contingent on budgetary approval. 

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.


  • 18 Oct 2017 7:03 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Position in Classical/Medieval Arabic Literature

    The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in classical or medieval Arabic literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the Fall 2018.  A PhD in Arabic studies is required, with a specialization in a genre, era or regional focus (Umayyad, Abbasid, Al-Andalus, the Arab Gulf) of classical or medieval Arabic literature. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential.

    Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.

    AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,600 students of more than 90 nationalities. American University of Sharjah (AUS) is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is also accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    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. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the department will be a distinct advantage. The teaching load at the American University of Sharjah is 3/3.

    Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of referees to be sent to: http://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=ATS-17-02

    For full consideration, applications must be received by November 19, 2017.

    For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu.

  • 13 Oct 2017 2:10 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Instructor Position in the Teaching of the Arab Heritage

    The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at American University of Sharjah invites applications for an instructor in teaching general education classes in Arab heritage. A PhD in Arabic Studies is preferred. For these purposes, “Arab heritage” means introductory courses on the historical, literary and linguistic development of Arab heritage. Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English. Relevant teaching experience is expected. The teaching load for instructors is 4/4.

    Especially qualified candidates holding a master’s degree will be considered. Applicants holding a master’s degree must be able to demonstrate three or more years’ experience in teaching Arabic studies.

    AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,600 students of more than 90 nationalities. American University of Sharjah (AUS) is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is also accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher education system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the department will be a distinct advantage.

    Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of referees to: http://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=ATS-17-01

    For full consideration, applications must be received by November 19, 2017.

    For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu


  • 29 Sep 2017 11:34 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Job #74583
    Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Arabic
    The Pennsylvania State University
    Department of Comparative Literature

    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 2018 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, which includes an 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; availability to teach in the summer if needed is a plus. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes benefits.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of two references via the Penn State jobs website. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. For more information on our program, please consult http://complit.la.psu.edu  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/74583

    CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to  http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


  • 15 Sep 2017 12:13 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies (Tenure-track) All applicants must apply via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/43881.

    Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies to begin August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester, typically the elementary and intermediate Arabic language and culture courses, introductory and intermediate courses in Middle Eastern Civilizations, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization that will contribute to the Arabic Studies major and/or the interdisciplinary Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS) major.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    A PhD in hand by August 2018 in Arabic Studies or related field; native or near native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic as well as fluency in one or more dialects; documented excellence in teaching Arabic language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level; a strong commitment to teaching excellence; the ability to develop and maintain a dynamic Arabic Studies program; and an active research agenda (areas of sub-specialization within Arabic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies are open).

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably to include student evaluations of teaching) to this post. Complete applications with cover letters, submitted by October 27, 2017 will receive full consideration. All applicants must apply via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/43881

    One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelors degree. We’re interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

    Oxford College is located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia.For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring

    EEO/ AA/ Disability/ Veteran employer.


  • 31 Aug 2017 11:31 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Arabic Studies program at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected. Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are essential, as is a rigorous scholarly agenda. The teaching load is 2-2 plus a January course every other year. The college and the program value teaching and research equally highly, and will expect the new colleague to contribute to the ongoing process of building our vibrant Arabic Studies program.

    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 September 20, 2017 and should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidate’s promise as a teacher. In the letter of application, we ask that candidates speak to their ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All materials should be addressed to Gail Newman, Chair, and must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43331. 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.


  • 21 Aug 2017 1:01 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Seton Hall University wishes to identify individuals interested in a part-time Adjunct Instructor of Arabic language. The successful candidate will be teaching at least one course in beginning Arabic, and conduct independent studies for students of Arabic language starting this Fall, 2017. Professional teaching experience in higher education, and native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. Preference will be given to candidates with at least an M.A. in the target language or linguistics, Foreign Language Education or a related field.

    Additional course assignments especially independent studies may be arranged in consultation with the department chair, the director of the program and the specific needs of the Department's curricular area in language instruction.

    Interested candidates should submit 1) a one page covering letter 2) curriculum vitae in English, and 3) the names, addresses and phone numbers of two references to Dr. Youssef Yacoubi by email: youssef.yacoubi@shu.edu


  • 05 Jul 2017 11:38 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    School of Humanities

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

    The School of Humanities (SoH), NTU Singapore, pursues disciplinary excellence as well as promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking, research, as well as communication skills to enable them to realise their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.

    The Centre currently offers electives in 16 languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Russian, Singapore Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Vietnamese) and there are plans to increase the number of languages offered. The Centre places great importance on enhancing the intercultural knowledge and skills of the learners as well as their linguistic competence. For further information about the current Modern Language Electives, please refer to the following website: http://cml.soh.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx

    Lecturer in Arabic (3 years renewable contract)

    We are seeking an experienced lecturer capable of teaching introductory to advanced Arabic to tertiary students. Knowledge in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies is preferred. Candidates should have proven track-record in teaching, curriculum design, multimedia course materials development and knowledge of new technologies in language instruction. The position is offered on a three-year renewable contract basis.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Postgraduate qualification in one or more of: Second Language Acquisition, Arabic Linguistics, Teaching Arabic as a Second Language
    • Native proficiency in written and spoken Arabic

    • Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic preferably at tertiary level
    • Experience in developing Arabic language materials, including e-learning materials
    • Experience with multimedia and computer-based instructional technologies
    • Ability to coordinate large courses
    • Good command of English

    Emoluments

    Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/NSS/NSSHumanResources/Pages/General-Terms-for-Faculty-Positions.aspx) of Service for Academic Appointments.

    Application Procedure

    To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx) and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and contact details of at least three referees] to:

    Centre for Modern Languages

    School of Humanities

    Nanyang Technological University

    14 Nanyang Drive, #02-19 (CML)

    Singapore 637332

    Fax: (65) 6795 4710

    Email: CML_Recruit@ntu.edu.sg

    Closing date for applications: 31 July 2017

    Only successful candidates will be notified.


  • 31 May 2017 8:19 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Arabic Instructor (Iraqi Dialect) - Germany

    Culmen International is a US Government contractor currently recruiting for an Arabic and Iraqi Language Instructor (Modern Standard Arabic and Iraqi Dialect—Baghdadi Variant, candidate must be able to teach both the dialect and language). Start date is Mid-May 2017.

    Requirements:

    • Ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend English at a 2+ level.
    • Instructor will teach up to 8 adult students 6-7 hours per day up to 35 weeks per year.
    • Ability to teach students to read, write, speak and understand to a level 3 (US Government Interagency Language Roundtable) Modern Standard Arabic and Iraqi Dialect.
    • Ability to write and provide sample lesson plans and a syllabus.
    • Ability to qualify to obtain a German work permit.
    • Ability to qualify for an NACI clearance.
    • Provide sample lesson plans, copies of diplomas and certifications, and contact information for references.

    Experience:

    • Must have taught Arabic or Iraqi in the past 5 yrs.
    • Must have lived in an Arabic speaking country after the age of 18.
    • Must have 5+ years of experience teaching adult learners of Modern Standard Arabic and/or Iraqi Dialect.

    Education:

    • Master’s Degree in teaching, languages, or a related subject.

    Contact: thomas.soule@culmen.com

    Location:

    • Germany

    Principals only; Recruiters please do not contact this employer. Please do not contact us regarding unsolicited services

    Culmen International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify to determine eligibility.

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