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  • 10 Apr 2015 2:50 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The University of California, Davis Classics Program announces a lecturer position to teach Arabic in a growing program.  

    Primary duties are to teach eight (8) courses over three quarters, with the possibility of renewal.  In addition to teaching duties, the instructor must hold a minimum of three regularly scheduled office hours per week to provide students with the opportunity for consultation outside of the classroom. 

    Applicant must have a M.A. or a PhD. or be A.B.D, in Arabic or related field.  Applicant should have experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic as a second language at the college level and the ability to teach one colloquial dialect of Arabic.  Appointment dates are July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience. 

    For full consideration, please apply by May 1, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.  All materials and information should be submitted electronically. To apply, go to the following URL: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00545. The following materials are required when applying:  Please send a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Arabic instruction, a CV, two sets of evaluations, sample tests and quizzes,a video of one complete class at the beginner or intermediate level, a copy of the teaching material that is used in the class and three letters of reference. 

    This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.  The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.  UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus.  Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

  • 07 Apr 2015 3:21 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Associate School Inspectors - Adjunct positions

    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory body of the Government of Dubai and is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. The Dubai Schools Inspections Bureau (DSIB) evaluates the performance of schools and the outcomes for students against the best performing countries in the world. DSIB provides the Government of Dubai and the wider public with an accurate and detailed view of the quality of private education in Dubai.

    About the position
    DSIB is seeking bilingual (English/Arabic) professionals with subject expertise in Arabic, Islamic Education, Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies or Special Educational Needs to conduct school inspections.  Applicants should have experience and knowledge of different curricula; for example UK, US Common Core, French or International Baccalaureate (IB).

    Inspections taking place over the academic year from September to April. Successful applicants are asked to commit to the number of weeks of inspection. KHDA then enter into contractual arrangements with Associate Inspectors for an agreed number of inspections.

    Successful candidates will undertake lead or team inspector roles, in adherence with the DSIB framework and guidelines. This will include the responsibility for high quality:

    • Pre-inspection analysis
    • On-site inspection
    • Collection of evidence
    • Written reports

    Inspectors are paid on a highly competitive daily rate. Transportation and accommodation are provided in Dubai.

    DSIB will provide training and development. We take a ‘hand on’ approach from day one and you can expect regular reviews as we work with you to develop and adapt your inspection skills to the Dubai context.

    How to apply
    Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments to: dsib.resourcing@khda.gov.ae 

    • Cover letter expressing interest in the Inspector position within particular subject area.
    • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Names of three referees together with email contact details and phone numbers
      (Referees will be contacted with the successful candidate’s permission)

    For additional information about KHDA and DSIB visit our website at www.khda.gov.ae 

  • 07 Apr 2015 3:19 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Principal School Inspector - Arabic Language

    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory body of the Government of Dubai and is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. The Dubai Schools Inspections Bureau (DSIB) evaluates the performance of schools and the outcomes for students against the best performing countries in the world. DSIB provides the Government of Dubai and the wider public with an accurate and detailed view of the quality of private education in Dubai.

    About the position
    DSIB is seeking bilingual (Arabic/English) individuals with expertise in the Arabic language to develop the practice of inspecting Arabic in schools. Applicants should have experience and knowledge of how the Arabic language is effectively taught and assessed within the context of different curricula; for example UK, US Common Core, French or International Baccalaureate (IB).

    Opportunities for full-time positions are available immediately. Remuneration packages are extremely competitive and include medical insurance, travel allowances and end of service gratuities.

    • Responsibilities - Manage and develop a team of inspectors; participate as a lead or team inspector in adherence with the DSIB framework and guidelines; assure the quality of inspections and inspection reports; support the investigation of complaints related to inspections conducted in schools; monitor the outcomes of inspections; act as an ambassador for KHDA and DSIB; update inspectors and develop inspector competencies and make a valuable contribution to initiatives and policies.
    • Competencies include the ability to: assess complex and conflicting evidence; reach secure judgments; record and report findings accurately; demonstrate effective leadership and management; communicate and establish high expectations; use credible data sources and accurately analyse data; develop research-based briefings and action plans; influence external stakeholders.
    • Skills - Excellent oral and written communication in English and Arabic; good interpersonal and well-developed IT skills.

    DSIB will provide an induction programme, training and development.

    How to apply
    Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments to: dsib.resourcing@khda.gov.ae 

    • Cover letter expressing interest in the position of Principal Inspector - Arabic
    • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Names of three referees together with email contact details and phone numbers
      (Referees will be contacted with the successful candidate’s permission)

    For additional information about KHDA and DSIB visit our website at www.khda.gov.ae

     

  • 07 Apr 2015 3:17 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Senior Bilingual School Inspectors - Arabic, Islamic Education or Social Studies

    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory body of the Government of Dubai and is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. The Dubai School Inspections Bureau (DSIB) evaluates the performance of schools and the outcomes for students against the best performing countries in the world. DSIB provides the Government of Dubai and the wider public with an accurate and detailed view of the quality of private education in Dubai.

    About the position
    DSIB is seeking bilingual (Arabic/English) professionals with subject expertise in Arabic, Islamic Education or Social Studies to conduct inspections in Dubai.

    It is essential that applicants have experience of living and working in an international context.
    Applicants should have experience and knowledge how of these subjects are taught within the context of different curricula; for example UK, US Common Core; French or International Baccalaureate (IB).

    Opportunities for full-time positions are available immediately. Remuneration packages are extremely competitive and include medical insurance, travel allowances, end of service gratuities.

    • Responsibilities - Participate as a team or lead inspector in adherence with the DSIB framework and guidelines; write reports were judgements are accurately recorded.
    • Competencies - Ability to: assess complex and conflicting evidence; reach secure judgements and report these accurately; represent DSIB to external stakeholder; demonstrate effective leadership and management.
    • Skills - Excellent oral and written communication in English; demonstrate good interpersonal and well-developed IT skills.

    We take a ‘hands on’ approach from day one and you can expect regular reviews as we work with you to develop and adjust your inspection skills to the Dubai context.

    How to apply
    Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments to: dsib.resourcing@khda.gov.ae 

    • Cover letter expressing interest in the position of Bilingual Inspector
    • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Names of three referees together with email contact details and phone numbers (Referees will be contacted with the successful candidate’s permission)

    For additional information about KHDA and the DSIB visit our website at www.khda.gov.ae 

  • 26 Mar 2015 3:27 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Grand Valley State University:

    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, invites applications for a 1 year full time Visiting Faculty position in Arabic, beginning Fall 2015 (with possible renewal for up to three years); MA holders, ABDs or those holding a Ph.D. in Arabic or related field are encouraged to apply. M.A in Arabic or related field is required. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic language courses, especially at the college level. The position involves teaching three classes a semester. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and at least one dialect is necessary. Review will begin April 10, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please apply using GVSU’s online system: www.gvsujobs.org

    Include a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy that reflects on experience and student evaluations. Two recommendation letters should be sent directly (via email) to Dr. Majd Al-Mallah (almallam@gvsu.edu).  See Grand Valley State University’s website at www.gvsu.edu and www.gvsu.edu/mll for more information on our department and facilities.

    Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

  • 06 Mar 2015 4:50 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer in Arabic, beginning August 1, 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses from beginning-to advanced-level Arabic per semester and actively participating in all the academic and cultural activities of the Arabic program.

    The successful candidate will preferably have a Ph.D. in Arabic language, 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, an Arabic dialect, and English.

    Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi and three academic letters of reference should be submitted online at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1459.  Inquiries can be directed to Connie Sue May, Goodbody 214, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2015.

  • 05 Mar 2015 4:44 PM | Asma Afsaruddin

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer in Arabic, beginning August 1, 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses from beginning-to advanced-level Arabic per semester and actively participating in all the academic and cultural activities of the Arabic program.

    The successful candidate will preferably have a Ph.D. in Arabic language, 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, an Arabic dialect, and English.

    Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitate, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi and three academic letters of reference should be submitted online at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1459. Inquiries can be directed to Connie Sue May, Goodbody 214, Indiana University, 1011 E Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2015. 

  • 26 Feb 2015 2:51 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Cornell University, Arabic language professional

    The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, anticipates an opening for a dynamic Arabic language professional to join its team of Arabic instructors for a full-time position as Lecturer of Arabic beginning in the academic year 2015-2016. The position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal for 3-year terms dependent upon performance reviews and funding availability.

    Requirements are:

    1. Master's degree or equivalent in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, or language pedagogy;
    2. Native or near native fluency in Arabic: oral fluency in spoken Arabic, preferably an eastern dialect such as Levantine, Iraqi or Gulf, and written fluency in Modern Standard Arabic;
    3. Proficiency in spoken and written English;
    4. Recognition of colloquial Arabic as a legitimate linguistic form, and willingness to teach colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic in the same course;
    5. Willingness to work as a member of a small team of language instructors;
    6. Familiarity with and commitment to innovative methods of language instruction.

    Please submit applications to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5368  including curriculum vitae; statement of Arabic teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references by March 31, 2015. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

  • 19 Feb 2015 10:50 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic

    Beginning September 2015, a two-year full-time position teaching Arabic language and literature courses in a dynamic liberal arts program. Area of specialization open, but preference given to candidates who have a strong interest and background in Arabic language teaching. The successful candidate will teach beginning and intermediate levels of Arabic, and one or two advanced courses in Arabic or in their area of specialization in translation. Candidates should: have native or near-native fluency in Arabic; provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching of the Arabic language; and hold a Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, or Middle Eastern Studies.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference by March 1, 2015 through Interfolio, using this link:

    http://apply.interfolio.com/28781

    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 that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. 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.

  • 04 Feb 2015 1:25 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Vanderbilt University
    Arabic Language Instruction

    The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Arabic language instruction. The rank is Senior Lecturer with Ph.D., three-year term appointment with possibility of renewal. Ph.D. must be in hand before initial contract in Fall 2015 term. 

    The successful candidate must be trained in communicative approaches to language instruction and conversant with digital technologies for enhancing teaching. Ability to create digital video and other authentic instructional materials for classroom will be a plus. 

    The standard course load is three courses per term, with alternating responsibility for course coordination and curriculum development. As the program expands, ability to deliver courses in select dialects of Arabic, classical Arabic, or Arabic literatures will be considered an asset. 

    Review of applications will begin on Monday 09 March 2015 and will remain open until the position is successfully filled. 

    Please submit a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, teaching evaluations (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier).

    Electronic Submission is preferred; send materials to: RLSTjobs@Vanderbilt.edu.  For hard copy submission, send to:

    Tony K. Stewart, Chair
    Department of Religious Studies
    ATT: Arabic Language Search Committee
    Vanderbilt University
    VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall]
    2301 Vanderbilt Place
    Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA

    Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University offers employment benefits to same-sex domestic partners and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

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