American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Northwestern University, Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Arabic

07 Oct 2015 4:18 PM | Daniel Renteria (Administrator)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Arabic

The Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Arabic language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching nine quarter-long language courses.

Experience teaching Arabic and native fluency or its equivalent in Arabic is required. Masters degree in Arabic language or a closely related area is required; Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or Middle East studies is preferred. The capability to teach a colloquial Arabic variety (especially Maghrebi/North African Arabic) is highly desirable.  

Demonstrated ability to teach a second language offered in Northwestern’s MENA program, particularly Persian, is desirable as an additional qualification. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and names and email addresses of three professional references (at least two must be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities) electronically via the MENA website: For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2015. 

MENA offers an undergraduate major, minor, and a PhD certificate program, and features both topics courses in a range of disciplines and a dynamic team of language instructors in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.  In the Arabic curriculum, we stress both written and communicative (speaking) aspects of the language. The Arabic program features both a four-year sequence in modern standard Arabic and electives in Egyptian and Levantine colloquial Arabic, media Arabic, and advanced poetry and prose with the opportunity to develop additional curricula.

The Program in Middle East and North African Studies is committed to a diverse faculty, both in terms of gender diversity and ethnic and racial diversity, as understood both in the United States and the Middle East region. We encourage women and ethnic, racial, and religious minorities to apply.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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