American Association of Teachers of Arabic

University of Minnesota, Lecturer or Teaching Specialist: Arabic

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.

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