American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Middlebury College

30 Nov 2016 5:30 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic - Three-year position
Middlebury College

The Department of Arabic at Middlebury College announces an opening for a three-year position in Arabic at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank beginning the Fall semester of 2017. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, as is native or native-like proficiency in at least one Arabic dialect. The area of specialization for the position is open, with preference given to candidates doing research on the Arab world in the field of linguistics or the social sciences.

The successful candidate will teach MSA courses at all levels, from beginning to advanced levels, including the possibility of upper-level courses in Arabic in their disciplinary area. Candidates should hold a PhD in their area of specialization or should at least have an advanced ABD (all but dissertation) status with near-term plans for completion of a doctorate by the time of appointment. Candidates must have prior experience teaching MSA at the college level, preferably in a liberal arts college setting, and in accordance with the proficiency-based communicative approach to Arabic language pedagogy.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who would like to be considered for preliminary interviews at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston in November 2016 should explicitly note that on their application letters.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Arabic search committee. The letter should include a section addressing approaches to teaching as well as current and future research. In addition, applications should include a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current confidential letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability). Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Sam Liebhaber, Associate Professor of Arabic, at  More information is available at

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here:

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