American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Lecturer II in Arabic, University of New Mexico .

19 Sep 2013 11:12 AM | Daniel Renteria (Administrator)



The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at the University of New Mexico is seeking to fill a Lecturer II position in Arabic beginning in August 2014. The successful candidate will contribute to the pedagogical goals of a department seeking to expand its offerings in critical languages and in the internationalization of our campus and programs. We currently have a tenure-track Assistant Professor with whom this Lecturer will work closely in building courses and programs in Arabic.

The position will involve teaching a base load of twelve credits a semester.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of undergraduate courses in Arabic language. S/he will also develop upper-division courses in the context of an expanded Arabic program. This person will help create courses and programs to expand Arabic at UNM. S/he will interact with other programs and departments across campus such as Asian Studies and International Studies.

Salary and benefits are competitive.

This position requires an M.A. in hand by time of appointment in a field of Arabic language, literature, applied linguistics, and/or pedagogy. Native or near-native fluency in modern standard Arabic and at least one dialect is expected. Also required is native or near–native fluency in written and spoken English. Evidence of university level teaching is expected.

We would prefer a candidate with evidence of successful involvement with student activities. Familiarity with standards-based teaching and assessments is preferred. Evidence of excellence in teaching and of use of best pedagogical practices. Evidence of familiarity and of use of classroom teaching technologies. Evidence of ability and willingness to assist in Arabic program development.

Applications must be uploaded online at

These should include a letter of intent addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and a description of the applicant’s teaching interests and experience; a current curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a sample syllabus for a lower-division language course.

Please have three letters of recommendation sent via post directly to:

Professor Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr.
Chair of the Arabic Lecturer Search Committee
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
MSC 03 2080
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Emailed letters will NOT be accepted.

For best consideration, completed applications are due October 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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