American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic – One-year position – Middlebury College

28 Mar 2019 10:19 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic – One-year position – Middlebury College

The Department of Arabic at Middlebury College announces an opening for a one-year position in Arabic at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank beginning the Fall semester of 2019, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon administrative approval. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and English is required, as is native or native-like proficiency in one Arabic dialect. The area of specialization for the position is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose specializations complement (rather than overlap with) the specializations of the Arabic department’s faculty.

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 near-term plans for completion of their 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. Preference will be given to applications received by April 8, 2019.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. 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. Letters of recommendation have to be submitted directly by the recommenders on Interfiolio. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Usama Soltan, chair of the Department of Arabic, at

To apply, please follow this link:

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

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