American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Colgate University Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor

10 Dec 2013 1:08 PM | Daniel Renteria (Administrator)

The Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Colgate University (MIST) announces an opening for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor position or a full-time Lecturer in the Arabic Language. This position may be renewed contingent upon excellent performance and institutional need. The successful candidate will join the university’s thriving Arabic program beginning in August 2014.


  • The appointee will teach five classes per academic year (3/2 or 2/3) at all levels (introductory to advanced) with a possibility of teaching one content-based course.
  • The successful candidate will contribute collaboratively to curriculum development in the program, advise students, and perform department and university service.


  • The appointee must have advanced training in a relevant area of Arabic studies at the time of appointment (Ph.D. preferred for the one-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor position; ABD or MA for the Lecturer position).
  • The successful candidate must also have the following qualifications: native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect) and English;
  • experience in the latest trends in Arabic language pedagogy, curriculum design, and material development; and substantial classroom experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (MSA and a dialect) in an academic setting in a proficiency-based and communicative framework.

How to apply:

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and methods (and research program, if appropriate), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, tests, language-teaching materials, and copies of student evaluations.
  • These materials should be uploaded to
  • Each applicant should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference, which should be uploaded directly by the authors to
  • Questions may be sent to the Chair of the Arabic Search Committee, Mr. Nady Abdal-Ghaffar ( 

Videos of teaching competence may be shared with Mr. Abdal-Ghaffar.

Review of applications begins February 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. Visa assistance for international candidates may be available.

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

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