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  • 13 Jun 2016 4:44 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)


    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 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: 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

    For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit our home page at:

    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.

  • 10 Jun 2016 1:33 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Position Announcement: Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in Arabic
    World Languages and Cultures
    College of Arts and Sciences
    American University

    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: 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 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 and about the department at 

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

  • 30 May 2016 10:23 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Position: Arabic Language Instructor

    Job Type: Part-time/Local Candidates

    Job Announcement:

    The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is hiring qualified Arabic language instructors to teach a diverse range of non-native adult students. Qualified Candidates must be able to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced MSA. Also, must be able to teach Arab culture, Arabic media, and business Arabic. Instructors will be expected to (1) use our online course management system COURSEsites by Blackboard; (2) teach our course required textbooks, use Hans Wehr Dictionary of MWA, and incorporate supplementary materials into the course. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday during evening hours (6-8 pm and 8-10 pm).

    Job Requirements:

    • Demonstrate excellence in teaching Arabic for non-native adult students.
    • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and teaching strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students.
    • Create classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students.
    • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of Arabic program established curriculum goals and lesson objectives.
    • Maintain accurate records of attendance and students’ performance.
    • Project enthusiasm, professionalism, and willingness to help students learn.
    • Create a dynamic and interactive classroom learning experience.
    • Collaborate with Arabic program coordinator to ensure delivery of the required Arabic courses in alignment with the program goals.
    • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the adult students' various needs and interest.
    • Monitor students’ performance and make suggestions for improvement.
    • Arrive on time for each teaching session assigned to you.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Arabic, Linguistics, Education, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, etc.) AND at least five years teaching AFL experience.
    • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., Arabic, Linguistics, Education, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, etc.) AND at least three years teaching AFL experience.

    Skills, Knowledge, Abilities (SKA):

    • Demonstrate enthusiasm about teaching AFL and experience in pedagogical approaches to teaching communicative Arabic.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the Arab World’s history, culture, politics and economy.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
    • Be proficient in using Microsoft Office and Apple-based technologies such as iPad and Apple TV.
    • Be proficient with web-based applications used in learning such as EdPuzzle, PlayPosit, Quizle, etc.
    • Be able to develop and teach blended language learning and task based activities.
    • Have a mastery of integrating social media applications for target language and culture educational purposes.
    • Have strong Arabic and English communication skills to deliver course content and explain subtle Arabic language concepts and expressions.

    To Apply:
    Interested applicants must submit the following materials to

    Application Deadline:

    June 26, 2016

    Please note: Due to the large volume of applications, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We anticipate contacting those selected for an interview in late June.

    No phone calls please; no walk-ins.

    The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad. SQCC is a division of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman.

  • 27 Apr 2016 2:19 PM | Stephen Katz

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 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 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. To apply for this position please apply via PeopleAdmin ( and include the following application materials: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation. Application questions should be sent to Connie S May (via email ) Program Specialist, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Review of applications will begin on May 9, 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 are strongly encouraged to apply.



  • 25 Apr 2016 3:38 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

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    JOB FAIR Date & Time
    May 12-13, 2016 / From 1100 PM – 4PM

    The Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago
    9131 Niles Center Road
    Skokie, IL   60076

    For more information call (831) 242-7880 or email

  • 25 Apr 2016 3:36 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    University of Pittsburgh, Summer Language Institute, Intensive Beginning Arabic Instructor

    The University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute( invites applications for a part-time instructor of Beginning Arabic for Summer 2016. This 8-week intensive beginning Arabic course meets Monday – Friday from 9am to 3pm beginning June 6, 2016 and concluding on July 29, 2016 (instructors must arrive to Pittsburgh by June 3rd). The course covers the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of Arabic instruction. The successful candidate will have a relevant Ph.D. (or be ABD), have a minimum of near native fluency, and extensive experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine dialect in the university setting.

    Please submit a CV, a brief (1 page max.) teaching statement focusing on your pedagogical approach, evaluations by students or colleagues of your Arabic language classes, and at least one reference who can comment on your language teaching qualifications to Dawn Seckler, Executive Director, Summer Language Institute ( 


  • 19 Apr 2016 2:06 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, located in New York City, is an independent Jewish school, N-12, unaffiliated with any single movement or synagogue. The school's approach to education is governed by profound respect for children. It nurtures their curiosity, cultivates their imagination, encourages creative expression, values their initiative and engenders critical thinking skills. The Heschel School is dedicated to inspiring its graduates to become responsible adults and active, compassionate citizens of the Jewish world and world communities.

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel High School seeks a part-time Arabic teacher beginning Fall 2016. Applicants must have an interactive approach to teaching that encourages authentic communication between students. An MA is preferable and at least two years of teaching experience at the high school or college level is required. The ideal candidate will be familiar with ACTFL standards, and have experience creating curriculum.

    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Céline Clerfeuille at

    Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

  • 14 Mar 2016 10:31 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Elementary Arabic Language Teacher
    Starting August 1, 2016

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    RAS teachers are fully committed to our Vision and Mission. They teach the whole child, understanding that academic success is inextricably interwoven with healthy social and personal development. Our teachers typically come to us as seasoned practitioners. These people are true colleagues among their peers, working tirelessly with them for the success of all students, and using inclusion models to meet their varied linguistic, interpersonal and academic needs. RAS teachers engender excellent relationships with all constituents, they are inspiring in their practice and they are open to continuously improving their pedagogy. They also subscribe to the belief that technology is a tool which should be effectively integrated into classroom practice.

    This position involves teaching Arabic at the acquisition and/or literature level across the elementary to both Arabaphones and non-Arabaphones. Your objective is to motivate each student to develop competencies, knowledge and skills in all areas of Language and Literature.


    • fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic
    • effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
    • ideally five or more years’ experience in language instruction
    • current pedagogical knowledge in language acquisition
    • ability to differentiate for multiple levels of learning
    • knowledge of US and international school curricula
    • effective classroom management
    • experience at the elementary school level
    • inspiring in and out of the classroom
    • highly collaborative
    • good humored
    • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field with relevant teaching certification (e.g. License in Langue et Littérature Arabe; Centre Pédagogique Régional (CPR); or formal certification from another country)


    • Actively building the positive learning climate of the school
    • Initiating and supporting undertakings which improve the school’s programs and further advance our students’ learning experiences
    • Assisting and supervising student service learning
    • Participation in school field trips and overnight trips
    • Offering one or more co-curricular activities for students
    • Attending and supporting school special events and functions outside of regular school hours
    • Participating in parent-teacher conferences
    • Seeking out and taking advantage of professional development opportunities where possible
    • Attending meetings as necessary
    • Taking on supervisory duties at break times and /or at the beginning or end of the school day
    • Other duties as outlined in the RAS Faculty Handbook

    To Apply: The deadline for applications is Friday April 15, 2016. In order to be considered for this position, please send the following information to, using the subject line ‘Elementary Arabic’:

    • A cover letter not to exceed one page listing reasons for interest
    • A CV of no more than two pages outlining relevant experience
    • A statement of educational philosophy
    • A list of at least two supervisory references*, including email and telephone details

    * Please note that these references must be able to speak to your pedagogical and linguistic abilities, and must themselves be educational supervisors who have been responsible for your professional appraisal (not parents of private clients, for example). Attestations de travail will not be accepted.


  • 29 Feb 2016 4:56 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    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 (, 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.

  • 13 Nov 2015 4:17 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Position: Language & Culture Program Leader, CIEE Summer High School Abroad
    Department: CIEE High School Summer Abroad
    Reports To: Director, CIEE High School Summer Abroad and CIEE Resident Director
    Location and Dates: Rabat, Morocco (Arabic)
    June 9 – July 9, 2016 or July 10 – August 8, 2016

    Program Description

    CIEE offers three and four-week programs at CIEE Study Centers and Universities in 19 countries around the world for high school students in the 2016-2019 graduating classes. There are three types of programs: Language & Culture, Service & Leadership, and Global Discovery.

    For the Language & Culture program, CIEE will hire U.S.-based high school teachers fluent in the target language to lead our participants abroad. Our programs provide participants with a unique CIEE experience. Participants will be immersed in the culture of the host country through 60 hours of intensive language instruction, homestays, peer interaction and free time, cultural activities and excursions. The Program Leader will facilitate teaching moments, reinforce language skills, inspire participants’ curiosity, and manage the group. The Program Leader is responsible for providing a safe environment for the participants with assistance from CIEE’s 24/7 resident staff and CIEE’s 24/7 support services. The goal of this program is to facilitate intercultural, experiential opportunities from which the participants will gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills to live, and excel, in a culturally diverse world – CIEE’s mission.

    Please visit the High School Summer Abroad in Rabat website for more specific details on the program. For general information on CIEE High School Summer Abroad please visit our homepage.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Complete the online mandatory health, safety, and program management training prior to March 1, 2016 (20 hours)
    • Participate in the in-person component (three days, Fri-Sun, in April 2016)
    • Travel from the gateway airport (TBD) on the program start date with participants and return to the gateway airport (TBD) from program site with participants on program end date
    • Serve as the primary contact for participants on the program from departure from U.S. gateway airport to return to U.S. gateway airport
    • Assist participants outside program hours in the case of behavioral or medical issues. This includes assisting CIEE Staff with disciplinary measures, escorting participants to the hospital, and following up on any medical/health issues.
    • Respond to participant needs in a timely manner and seek assistance immediately from CIEE resident staff for challenges/situations outside the scope of your training
    • Attend all required program activities and excursions - actively participate and encourage participant participation
    • Play an important role in co-curricular activities, organized by the CIEE Study Centers with input from instructors and program leaders and led by the program leaders
    • Support language learning and provide ongoing guidance and mentoring during daily programs
    • Administer curfew and touch base with participants at the end of each day
    • On return to the U.S., participate in program de-brief, safety assessments, and evaluations

    Eligibility & Position Requirements

    • Candidate must be a full-time high school teacher based in the U.S. with at least 1 year of teaching experience in the target language
    • Bachelor degree required, Master degree preferred
    • Possess and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a desire to work with, and lead, high school participants
    • Ability and willingness to work as a productive member of a team with the collective goal of creating positive participant experiences
    • Commitment to putting the interest of the participants first throughout the experience
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Outstanding intercultural communications skills
    • Ability to set, and maintain, personal boundaries and follow through with disciplinary measures
    • Strong understanding of risk management
    • Valid passport
    • Certification in CPR and prior training in first aid procedures; Wilderness First Responder certification preferred

    Due to Federal Regulations a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment. CIEE also requires reference checks as part of the hiring process.

    Work Environment

    Physical Demands Include:

    • Walking and standing for up to 8 hours per day, often times outdoors in sun and heat
    • Riding a bicycle, swimming, and hiking
    • Leading participants while maintaining a positive mental state in a physically challenging environment
    • Additional Eligibility Requirements: Rabat, Morocco
    • Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and Darija (Moroccan Arabic) with the ability to communicate in a variety of different contexts including medical settings, with third party providers, and with host families
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in Rabat (preferred) or Morocco
    • A commitment to putting the program, and participants, first despite other connections and relationships one may have in Rabat or Morocco
    • Independent travel while the program is in session is not permitted

    Additional Eligibility Requirements: Rabat, Morocco

    • Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and Darija (Moroccan Arabic) with the ability to communicate in a variety of different contexts including medical settings, with third party providers, and with host families
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in Rabat (preferred) or Morocco
    • A commitment to putting the program, and participants, first despite other connections and relationships one may have in Rabat or Morocco
    • Independent travel while the program is in session is not permitted

    A Typical Weekday

    7 am Wake up and have breakfast
    8 am Daily prep: review the afternoon’s activity and plan related “can-do” tasks for participants; download pictures from the day before; update the program blog online
    9-11 am Free time
    12 pm Teach language class
    12 pm Team meeting at CIEE Study Center: review afternoon activities and discuss potential participant issues; determine if any changes to staffing are necessary based on participant needs
    1 pm Lunch with participants
    2 pm Participate in the participants’ afternoon cultural activity; leverage “teaching moments” to practice communicative tasks; encourage participants to work on their “can do” tasks related to the activity; discipline participants as needed and escalate cases to CIEE HS Coordinator
    5 pm Follow-up with individual participants and touch base with CIEE HS Coordinator
    7 pm Dinner with co-leaders or on your own
    9 pm Free time; touch base with participants; receive and respond to requests for support as needed

    Professional Development

    The CIEE High School Summer Abroad Program Leader positions provide a unique opportunity for professional development. Program Leaders will be provided a certificate of completion for the pre-departure training; including hours and content covered, and will also receive a certificate for leading programs. Leaders will be trained on curriculum, facilitation of language learning outside the classroom and will go through intensive risk management preparation and intercultural training with the goal of preparing teachers to be effective Program Leaders in the field. Program Leaders will return to the U.S. with a new perspective on language learning and will be able to use their improved skills to benefit their own language classrooms.


    In addition to providing a $1,500 stipend, CIEE covers the following:

    • Costs associated with online and in-person training
      • First Aid/CPR training
      • Travel costs (round-trip domestic flight, ground transportation, and food stipend while in transit)
      • iNext International Travel and Health Insurance
      • iNext Comprehensive Policy – see details here
    • Costs associated with travel to/from the U.S. gateway city
      • Accommodations at airport hotel in U.S. gateway city (if required), food stipend, round-trip domestic flight, one piece of checked luggage, ground transportation
      • Round-trip economy international airfare between U.S. gateway city and host country
    • In-country accommodations (shared apartment or homestay), stipend for food or meals provided, ground transportation, admission fees for all activities, local cell phone

    Candidate Instructions

    Interested applicants are invited to apply for the posted position by visiting the CIEE Careers website, creating an account and uploading a cover letter and résumé. Applications are being accepted until December 1, 2015.

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