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  • 30 Mar 2017 12:26 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. Lecturers teach two classes of various levels of Arabic in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students and are expected to contribute to the planning of the curriculum. Applicants 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 Ph.D. is desirable but not required. 

    To apply to this position you must submit a cover letter along with 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 03297. Letters should be submitted either through the Academic Career Opportunities website or via email to amanday@uchicago.edu. 

    Review of applications will begin on 28 April and will continue until the position is filled. 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. 


  • 19 Mar 2017 12:13 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Mount Holyoke College

    Five College Visiting Lecturer in Arabic
    Asian Studies Program

    Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative invite applications for a full-time, one-year visiting lecturer position in Arabic language beginning July 1, 2017. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, English, and at least one Arabic dialect. Master’s degree or above in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, culture, Arabic Studies, or a relevant field is required.

    The successful candidate will teach five courses during the academic year at Mount Holyoke and at least one other campus of the Five College Consortium. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching Arabic language with the proficiency-communicative approach at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

    Applications must be made on-line at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu. Complete applications include a

    1. cover letter,
    2. curriculum vitae,
    3. statement of teaching philosophy,
    4. a statement about mentoring a diverse student body,
    5. teaching evaluations from three recent courses (uploaded as one document), and
    6. contact information for three references uploaded in the field marked “Other Document” (formal letters will be required at the finalist stage).

    In addition, we will request samples of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, teaching plans, exams, handouts, etc.) from selected finalists. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

    Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

  • 19 Mar 2017 12:11 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    View more info on the PDF flyer, or apply online at http://www.englishtown.com/teachonline/

  • 10 Mar 2017 2:15 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Preceptor in Modern Standard Arabic, Harvard University

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks applications for a preceptor in Modern Standard Arabic. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching Arabic from the elementary to the advanced levels, work with colleagues in organizing cultural events, evaluating students, and developing course curricula.

    The position is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization. Teaching duties include a minimum of five courses per year of instruction in Arabic language from the introductory to the advanced levels.

    Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Arabic at the beginning and advanced levels, and demonstrate broad cultural literacy in the realm of modern literary Arabic. S/he should have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and be familiar with current methodologies of second language acquisition.

    Additional Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a solid academic background and with interest and knowledge in contemporary Arabic humanities and/or social sciences A strong doctoral record is preferred.

    Special Instructions: Application materials must be submitted through the following link:

    http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7453

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Friday, March 17, 2017. A complete application dossier consists of:

    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

    Contact Information

    Joe Cook
    Harvard University – NELC
    6 Divinity Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Contact Email: nelc@fas.harvard.edu

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 19 Jan 2017 12:30 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer, Arabic
    Rollins College
    Winter Park, Florida

    The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Rollins College invites applications for a one-year (renewable appointment) full-time lecturer position beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching beginning and intermediate-level classes in Arabic; tutoring students of Arabic, including independent studies; and teaching four classes per year for the Middle Eastern and North African Studies program in the candidate's area of expertise. Teaching load is 4-4, with half the courses in Arabic and the remaining courses contributing to the Middle Eastern and North African Studies minor.

    Qualifications:

    • Master of Arts in Arabic, linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies or related field; Ph.D. preferred
    • Native or near-native language skills in Arabic with fluency in one or more dialects
    • Training in second-language pedagogy
    • Experience teaching at the U.S. university level and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second-language curricula

    Founded in 1885, Rollins College is a highly selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Florida’s oldest recognized college, Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report.

    Rollins College offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health coverage, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution and full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

    Interested candidates may apply online through the Rollins College employment website.
    Apply link: http://jobs.rollins.edu/cw/en-us/job/492510/lecturer-arabic


    Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

  • 13 Dec 2016 7:55 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic at Johns Hopkins University

    The Center for Language Education at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic for the Academic Year 2017-2018.

    Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a total of 12 contact hours per week.

    Minimum qualifications are:
    -M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
    -Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
    -At least 3 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level.
    -Strong grounding in communicative and proficiency-oriented teaching
    -Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
    -Must currently be eligible to be employed in the U.S.

    Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/39619 by March 1, 2017, and include:
    -Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
    -Curriculum vitae
    -Names and email addresses only of three references
    -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.)

    Your application is not considered complete until all four items above have been submitted. Please do not submit materials other than those listed via Interfolio, otherwise your application will not be considered.

  • 30 Nov 2016 5:30 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic - Three-year position
    Middlebury College

    The Department of Arabic at Middlebury College announces an opening for a three-year position in Arabic at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank beginning the Fall semester of 2017. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, as is native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect. The area of specialization for the position is open, with preference given to candidates doing research on the Arab world in the field of linguistics or the social sciences.

    The successful candidate will teach MSA courses at all levels, from beginning to advanced levels, including the possibility of upper-level courses in Arabic in their disciplinary area. Candidates should hold a PhD in their area of specialization or should at least have an advanced ABD (all but dissertation) status with near-term plans for completion of a doctorate by the time of appointment. Candidates must have prior experience teaching MSA at the college level, preferably in a liberal arts college setting, and in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy.

    Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

    Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who would like to be considered for preliminary interviews at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston in November 2016 should explicitly note that on their application letters.

    Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Arabic search committee. The letter should include a section addressing approaches to teaching as well as current and future research. In addition, applications should include a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current confidential letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability). Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Sam Liebhaber, Associate Professor of Arabic, at slieb@middlebury.edu.  More information is available at http://apptrkr.com/914142.

    Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/background_checks.

    To apply, please follow this link: http://apptrkr.com/914142
     

  • 24 Oct 2016 11:15 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic at Johns Hopkins University

    The Center for Language Education at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a Lecturer in Arabic beginning Spring 2017. 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:

    • M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
    • Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
    • At least 3 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level.
    • Strong grounding in communicative and proficiency-oriented teaching
    • Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
    • Must currently be eligible to be employed in the U.S.

    Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/38824 by December 1, 2016, and include:

    • Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Names and email addresses only of three references
    • 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.)

    Please do not submit materials other than those listed via Interfolio, otherwise your application will not be considered.

  • 23 Oct 2016 11:17 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Arabic

    The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Arabic. The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty members at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Find out more about the department at http://www.languages.uconn.edu.

    The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. Successful candidates will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

    Open Field in Arabic Literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general education and advanced level Arabic Studies courses and will lead our efforts in developing and promoting a minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies. The teaching load is four courses per year (2-2).

    Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Arabic Studies or related field in hand by May 30, 2017; primary specialization in classical Arabic literature with ability to teach a broader chronological spectrum of Arabic texts through the contemporary period; native or near native fluency in Arabic; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

    Preferred Qualifications: Research and/or teaching interests in any of the following areas: Maghrebi and/or Mediterranean Studies; Judeo-Arabic culture and literature; classical antiquity and Arabic thought; medieval to early modern Arabic historiography.

    Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    To Apply: Please submit the following materials by December 1, 2016: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and sample journal articles or books. Submit materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8305.

    Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct reference writers to submit at least three letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017180)

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

  • 19 Sep 2016 11:51 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
    Arabic Language Lecturer

    The Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Classics at Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Arabic language to begin August 2017. The position has a one-year renewable contract. Successful applicants will have at least an M.A. in linguistics, literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or relevant field, as well as preparation in communicative language pedagogy. Successful applicants will also have native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one dialect, and English, and some experience teaching Arabic at beginning and intermediate levels.

    Please apply via Interfolio.com using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/27764.

    Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching experience and research, if available. Review of complete applications will begin on November 20, 2016. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Li Guo at lguo@nd.edu.

    The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

    Information about the Program in Arabic can be found at http://arabic.nd.edu.

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