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  • 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.

  • 29 Jan 2015 12:46 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Modern and Classical Languages seeks applications for a half-time faculty position in Arabic and Middle Eastern/North African studies for the 2015-2016 academic year (September 1, 2015- June 15, 2016). This position may be renewable. The responsibilities for the successful candidate include teaching undergraduate courses in elementary Arabic and an introduction to MENA studies and responsibilities for program- building projects designed to grow our new minor in Middle Eastern and North African studies. There may also be an opportunity to teach a general education humanities course. Qualified candidates should hold an advanced degree in Arabic or a related area. A Ph.D. is preferred, but A.B.D. candidates or those with a Master’s degree and substantial college-level teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.

    North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the college website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and experience suited to program development in MENA Studies, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Cheryl Horton at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/28441

    There is no application cost for the Interfolio service. For further information please email Dr. Norval Bard, Chair, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, at nlbard@noctrl.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 23 Jan 2015 9:03 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Arabic Language & Culture

    The Department of Languages and Literature at Benedictine University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Culture. Candidate must hold Ph.D. in Arabic and work with the Department Chair in developing an Arabic language minor, and eventually major. Candidate will also be responsible for arranging and executing study abroad experiences, and build relationships with universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for language immersion and student/faculty exchange. Candidates with secondary fields in the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply.

    Interested applications should submit a cover letter describing current teaching experience, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research/scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching and professional effectiveness). Online applications at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5212.  Applicants must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S. EEO employer.

  • 17 Dec 2014 10:22 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (19th century-present). Research specialization can be in any field of modern Arabic literary studies or other forms of cultural production, such as theater, visual arts, music, film, and social media, on such contemporary topics as modernity, political and social reform, gender issues, and religious movements in the Arab world. The appointment begins August 1, 2015. Prior teaching experience and evidence of an active research agenda are required. The successful candidate must possess a native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic and English and must be prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate courses on modern Arabic literature in translation, as well as upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in Arabic. A functional knowledge of the classical Arabic literary tradition is expected. Candidates must have the Ph.D. at time of appointment and demonstrate a commitment to research, teaching, public engagement, and program development with Indiana University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, as well as the School of Global and International Studies. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi of representative courses, a writing sample, and three academic letters of reference should be submitted online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1307.  

    Inquiries and any hard copy submissions can be directed to:

    Connie Sue May
    Goodbody Hall Room 214
    1011 East Third Street
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, Indiana 47405

    Applications received by January 20, 2015 are assured full consideration, but we will accept applications until the position is filled.

  • 26 Nov 2014 10:10 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Program in Comparative Literature, Williams College
    Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pre-modern/Classical Arabic Literature

    The Program in Comparative Literature at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in pre-modern Arabic literature, beginning in the fall of 2015. Specialization is open to any period of Arabic literature before 1800, and scholars with a comparative or theoretical focus are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester on pre-modern Arabic literature. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2015; new PhDs are especially encouraged to apply.

    The Fellow will be included in the activities of the Program in Comparative Literature as a regular faculty member. The Fellow will work closely with faculty mentors, receive feedback on teaching, and be provided with opportunities to present their research.

    The fellowship includes a salary of $44,000 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Please submit a letter of application, CV, short descriptions of two potential courses, and three letters of reference by January 15, 2015. All materials should be addressed to Christopher Nugent, Chair, Program in Comparative Literature, and must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27889. All queries should be directed to cnugent@williams.edu.  

    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.

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