American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic, The Pennsylvania State University

26 Oct 2015 3:33 PM | Daniel Renteria (Administrator)

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Arabic literatures and cultures. Applicants’ research and teaching should move across regional boundaries to engage the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, the Maghreb, the Arab diaspora, or Arabic-related comparisons in Europe, Asia, or the Americas. We would be particularly interested in work that explores an Africa-Arabic-Mediterranean nexus. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (our department offers the BA, MA, and PhD in Comparative Literature) and to the undergraduate Arabic Language minor. The Department also offers a new Global Studies undergraduate major in which many of our faculty participate. Requirements: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Arabic, or related field; native or near-native ability in Arabic and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references at Starting date: August 2016 preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015, and continue until the search is concluded. Visit our program website at

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