American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Faculty position in Modern Arabic Literature, University of California, Berkeley

21 Nov 2014 1:46 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 December 8. 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:

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