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  • 24 Oct 2014 10:53 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Arabic Lecturer, Georgia State University

    The Middle East Institute at Georgia State University invite applications for the anticipated, full-time non-tenure track position of Arabic Lecturer to teach courses in Arabic beginning August 2015. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.A. in Arabic language, literature or other appropriate discipline and native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest and expertise in second-language instruction, solid interpersonal skills, and a high level of teaching competence. Please send a letter of application, current CV, official transcript, three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations to Letitia Williams at

    Applications may also be addressed to the Arabic Lecturer Search Committee, Middle East Institute, Georgia State University, PO Box 3994, Atlanta, GA 30303-3994. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the 2014 MESA annual meeting held in Washington, DC (application deadline Nov. 1, 2014). This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 24 Oct 2014 10:48 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic, University of North Texas

    The University of North Texas is seeking to fill a full-time position in Arabic to begin September 1, 2015 (classes begin 8/24/15). The position of Lecturer comes with full benefits and may be renewed annually based upon a favorable performance evaluation and the availability of funds.

    Duties: Teach four undergraduate courses in Arabic language, literature and culture per semester. Active participation in Department activities and committees is expected.

    M.A. in Arabic language, literature, or culture, or related field; native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. College/university level teaching experience in Arabic language is required.

    ABD or Ph.D in Arabic language, literature, or culture, or related field preferred. Experience teaching advanced level Arabic language, literature and/or culture courses; experience with program coordination/supervision; evidence of commitment to departmental service and commitment to study abroad preferred.

    As the nation’s 25th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state and nation through innovative education and research. A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 81 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

    The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures is a fast growing, dynamic, and vibrant unit. With 36 full---time faculty, it enrolls over 60 graduate students and 300 undergraduate majors, and serves over 11,000 students annually. It offers courses in eight languages including minors in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian; bachelor’s degrees in French, German, and Spanish; and master’s degrees in French and Spanish. For complete qualifications and application information, please visit, and search for World Languages or  Screening of applications will begin November 24, 2014 and continue until the position is closed.

    With a population over six million, the Dallas---Fort Worth---Denton metroplex is home to a diverse population and offers a broad range of cultural activities. Further information regarding the Department may be obtained by visiting our website ( or by contacting Dr. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, Chair, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; email:, phone: 940-565-2404.

    University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

  • 23 Oct 2014 12:57 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    University of Minnesota, Lecturer or Teaching Specialist: Arabic

    Requisition 194521

    2015/16 (B Term) Lecturer or Teaching Specialist: Arabic

    The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill a full time appointment to teach Arabic starting fall semester 2015. The position will be full-time for the fall semester 2015 (08/31/15 - 01/13/16) and/or spring semester 2016 (01/14/16 - 05/29/16). There is an option for teaching summer courses.
    Please see the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures website at  Asian Languages and Literatures is a dynamic and innovative department committed to the study of the languages and cultural phenomena of East, South, and Southeast Asia.

    The position is for day, evening, or a combination of day/evening courses, taught on a semester basis. Full-time appointments are eligible for benefits. Salary range is competitive based upon qualifications. The position may be annually renewable depending on departmental need, funding and performance.

    This posting seeks to establish a pool of applicants should openings occur during the 2015/16 academic year. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis through the academic year.
    Required/Preferrred Qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent, in Arabic or related area. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Strong English language communication skills. Demonstrated university-level teaching experience in the Arabic language. Candidates with a Masters degree will be appointed as a Teaching Specialist; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as a Lecturer.
    Duties/Responsibilities: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach assigned language classes/sections; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; and participate in program governance as appropriate.

    Application Instructions: Please apply online via the Employment System at

    To be considered for the position, please click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to attach a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants are asked to provide the following additional materials:

    A) Attach a description of your teaching philosophy.
    b) Attach samples of teaching materials (e.g. syllabus, teaching plan, exams, handouts, handouts of PowerPoint slides, etc.)

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

  • 20 Oct 2014 2:36 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Modern Arabic Literature (#1500) - Department of Near Eastern Studies

    The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a faculty position in Modern Arabic Literature (19th century - present). The level of appointment may be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor without tenure, or associate professor with tenure. The expected start-date is July 1, 2015. Research specialization in any field of modern Arabic literary studies is welcome.

    Applicants for an assistant professor position must have completed all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation by the time of application. Applicants for an associate professor position must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of application. The successful candidate for an assistant professor appointment must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant field by the time of employment. Teaching experience and an active research profile are required. The successful candidate must possess a native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic, and be prepared to teach diverse upper-level undergraduate courses on modern Arabic literature, as well as graduate seminars, in Arabic. In addition, s/he will be expected to teach survey courses on Arabic literature and culture in English. A functional knowledge of the classical Arabic literary tradition, informing both research and teaching, is expected.

    Applications must be submitted online at and contain the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research interest and plans; statement of teaching; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Applicants will also need to request 3-5 letters of recommendation through the system. All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: The application deadline is November 19. Questions should be directed to the NES
    Department Manager at:

    The university is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples, single parents, and those who may have taken time off for family reasons. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

  • 24 Sep 2014 1:32 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Florida State University: Full-time Visiting Arabic Instructor starting Fall 2015

    The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Teaching Faculty I in Arabic for the academic year 2015-2016. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal.


    Applicants should be able to teach Arabic at all levels (including advanced content courses) for an average of twelve hours per week according to the needs of the Arabic Division. Applicants should have university teaching experience and experience in integrating both standard and spoken Arabic into their teaching. The successful candidate will work closely with other faculty members in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. The successful candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of Arabic and will have a MA or PhD in teaching Arabic as a foreign language or a related field. Interest in film studies is a plus.


    The application deadline is November 15, 2014. Evaluation of applicants will commence immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. Possibility of a preliminary interview at MESA, November, 22-25 in Washington D.C.

    Applicants should submit via Interfolio a letter of interest with a section addressing the candidate’s approach to Arabic language teaching and his/her prior experience teaching Arabic at the university level, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and formal student evaluations. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Zeina Schlenoff at

    To apply, please follow the link

    Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 05 Jun 2014 11:54 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    Williams College is accepting applications for an open rank faculty position in Arabic Studies, to lead our vibrant and growing interdisciplinary program in Arabic Studies and Middle Eastern Culture, beginning in July 2015. Advanced assistant or associate professor candidates preferred. Specialization is open. The successful candidate will have a proven record of excellence in research and teaching, including language teaching, and the ability to chair the program.

    Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and end when the position has been filled. Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching and research interests, and three current letters of recommendation electronically to Interfolio at Inquiries may be sent to <>

    All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here 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 Jun 2014 10:13 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    Work Schedule: Full Time
    Salary: $52,146 – $95,785
    Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

    Performing a critical and dynamic function within the National Clandestine Service (NCS), the Language Officer applies advanced foreign language skills, experience, and expertise to provide high-quality translation, interpretation, and language-related support for a variety of NCS clandestine operations. In addition to expert language skills, Language Officers provide in-depth cultural insight-an important dimension of the job. Language Officers also work closely with officers in other NCS disciplines, particularly field collectors, to support the overall mission of intelligence acquisition. As with other NCS professions, foreign travel opportunities and certain specialized training are also integral elements of the job. NCS is seeking candidates fluent in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Russian and Somali.

    In addition to a salary range of $52,146 – $95,785, new employees who already possess excellent language skills may be eligible for a significant hiring bonus and language use payments.

    Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree, native or near-native fluency in a foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Russian and Somali), and a strong interest in international affairs. Candidates must possess sound English language writing and oral skills and good interpersonal and communications skills. As with all NCS professional specializations, the responsibilities of a Language Officer require absolute personal and professional dedication to mission.

    When applying to a National Clandestine Service position, attach to the online application the following:

    A one page cover letter describing why you are interested in an NCS career and what characteristics and experiences distinguish you from other applicants

    College transcript(s)

    All applicants must successfully complete a language test, a thorough medical and psychological evaluation, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. U.S. citizenship is a requirement.

    To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

    Important Notice: Knowledge by non-Agency personnel of your association with the Central Intelligence Agency or the Intelligence Community may limit your ability to perform or preclude you from certain assignments. NCS applicants should therefore endeavor to protect the fact that they have applied and/or are thinking of applying to the NCS. We urge your discretion throughout the entire hiring process to ensure maximum flexibility for your potential NCS career. Further guidance will be provided as competitive applicants move through the hiring steps.

    To apply visit:

    An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workforce.
  • 17 Apr 2014 10:18 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    The Center for Language Education at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a Lecturer in ARABIC for the Academic Year 2014-2015. This is a one-year temporary position, but the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time position that will start in fall, 2015. The position for the academic year 2015-2016 is renewable based on performance.

    Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a maximum of three levels of all four levels of Arabic (1st year to 4th year Arabic for a total of 12 contact hours per week). Minimum qualifications are:
    1. M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
    2. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
    3. At least 3 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level.
    4. Strong grounding in communicative and proficiency-oriented teaching
    5. Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
    Interested candidates should submit their application and all supporting materials via Interfolio: by May 20th, 2014, and include:
    1. Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Names and email addresses of three references
    4. A video demonstration of your teaching including an introduction of yourself in English and Arabic at the beginning of the video. (We do not accept DVDs by surface mail. A YouTube link address with password is acceptable.)
    Should you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Yuki Johnson at

  • 04 Apr 2014 2:20 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    The Linguistics Department at Ohio University is hiring a Lecturer who can serve as coordinator as well as instructor for our Arabic Language program. The position will require teaching two to three Arabic language courses per semester at beginning through advanced levels, organizing extra-curricular cultural functions, and training teaching assistants. The individual in this position is expected to exercise full collaboration with the faculty of the Department of Linguistics.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Master’s degree in applied linguistics, Arabic language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or other field relevant to Arabic instruction; possess native or near native knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and speak a mainstream dialect such as Saudi Arabian, Jordanian, or Egyptian Arabic (other dialects of Arabic not mentioned may also qualify).Minimum two years’ experience teaching MSA at the university level in the US. Minimum one year experience supervising TAs Evidence of successful, dynamic and effective language teaching is essential.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate should present a strong commitment to assist with the development of the Arabic Language Program. Knowledge and experience teaching beginning to advanced Arabic language courses, experience directing an Arabic Language Program, and directing an Arabic language study abroad program would also be highly desirable.

    To apply:  
    Please visit  For more information, please contact Christopher Thompson at

    Ohio University's main campus is located in Athens, Ohio, in beautiful, rural southeast Ohio. Yet we are not far from several large cities (Columbus, Cincinnati, and Charleston, WV) and just 5 or 6 hours from Washington, DC. The university has approximately 25,000 students and a strong international student population. While Ohio University excels in research, our mission to excellence in teaching and to
    diversity offers this campus a strong community atmosphere. We also have great access to technology, including many computer labs throughout campus and a computer podium in each classroom. Ohio University offers excellent resources for students and faculty, and Athens offers a wonderful quality of life.
  • 02 Apr 2014 5:58 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. The department currently has an open position for a lecturer in Arabic within the department’s Linguistic Language Program (LLP). The successful applicant will design course syllabi, prepare all course materials (including exams), attend weekly LLP meetings during the academic year and the annual LLP fall workshop prior to the start of classes in September, and be responsible for all instruction and grading in assigned courses. Candidates should have native or near-native ability in Arabic, very good command of English, and excellent knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic (both spoken and written) and at least one colloquial variety. Candidates should also have outstanding teaching qualifications, a vocabulary and knowledge of grammar in Arabic equivalent to that of a university-educated speaker, a deep familiarity with the cultures where Arabic is spoken, an ability to serve as a model for students by speaking clearly and intelligibly in the classroom, an ability to function effectively with other instructors in a team situation, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. Formal training in linguistics and/or language teaching is highly desirable but not required. The candidate must hold at least a B.A. (or equivalent) degree. Initial appointments will likely be on a part-time basis beginning Fall 2014, with possible extension to subsequent quarters.

    Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

    Closing Date: Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

    To Apply: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, the names and contact information of three references, and a personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity. (See for further assistance.)

    Submit application online here.

    For additional information about the department, go to our website.

    UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
    with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through
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