American Association of Teachers of Arabic


Swarthmore College, Arabic Language & Literature, Assistant Professor

18 Sep 2018 9:59 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic Language and Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August, 2019. We seek candidates specializing in Arabic Language and Literature with a focus on Arabic literature in diaspora, modern Arabic poetry, the Arabic novel, or another relevant sub-field.  Secondary specialization(s) may include Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Language Pedagogy. The successful candidate must have PhD in hand by August 2019; a demonstrated commitment to and experience teaching language and literature to undergraduates in North America; native or near-native knowledge of Arabic and English; the ability to teach Modern Standard Arabic at all levels; and evidence of scholarly engagement and excellence. 

 

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices.  The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Swarthmore College participates with Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College in a Tri-College Arabic program. The Arabic Program at Swarthmore is part of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; faculty contribute to the programs in Comparative Literature and Islamic Studies, as well as other interdisciplinary programs at the College.

 

Candidates should submit a dossier including: a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of at least 10 pages (but not more than 40 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/54583. Professor Sibelan Forrester is Head of the search committee. We will be conducting interviews at the MESA conference (November 15-18, 2018) in San Antonio, TX.  Application deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018. 


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