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  • 01 Oct 2013 5:09 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)


    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature, to begin Fall 2014. Applicants’ primary research focus should be on modern Arabic literature and culture. Candidates with additional demonstrated competence in teaching pre-modern Arabic literature and in Arabic language pedagogy are especially sought. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced undergraduate, as well as graduate, courses. Ph.D. is expected by July, 2014. Applications are to be submitted on-line at and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and the process will continue until the position is filled.

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see:

    The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

  • 01 Oct 2013 12:55 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan

    Department of Near Eastern Studies

    Announcement of Tenure-Track Position

    The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan is seeking to fill a position in Arabic Studies at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor, beginning September 2014. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment. Candidates must already hold the PhD and are expected to have native or near-native proficiency in both Arabic and English. Candidates must produce evidence of substantial, innovative research in their fields of specialization. Those candidates whose teaching and research focus on religious and cultural movements and trends in the contemporary Arab world, and on Islamic law in particular, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with an active interest in areas pertaining to Arabic language study and curriculum. Of particular interest to our department at this time is a candidate who, in addition to teaching courses in English in these fields, would also regularly offer advanced courses in Arabic on these topics, and would be involved in these and other ways in contributing to the Arabic language curriculum. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s training and experience. Please send a cover letter with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, and a curriculum vitae to:

    Arabic and Islamic studies Search Chair
    Department of Near Eastern Studies
    The University of Michigan
    4111 Thayer building
    202 South Thayer Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

    Candidates at the level of assistant professor should send three letters of recommendation; those at the associate level should send a list of references. Letters may be forwarded to the above address or to  The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

    The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Review of applications will begin right away and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 19 Sep 2013 11:12 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Transnational Studies, Texas A&M University

    The Department of International Studies at Texas A&M University announces an entry-level assistant professor tenure-track position in the area of Transnational Studies. Candidates must be prepared to teach a variety of courses in our large, interdisciplinary International Studies degree program that combines humanities-based research with the social sciences. The department is also home to modern language majors (French, German, Russian) and minors (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian).

    Preference will be given to candidates:

    • credentialed to teach culture and/or language courses in any two of the modern language programs in the department;
    • with demonstrated commitment to cross-border, comparative, and interdisciplinary research and teaching;
    • and with scholarly research and publication appropriate to a research-oriented department and university.

    PhD required by date of appointment. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Chicago.

    Applicants should forward a letter of application and complete dossier with curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to

    Robert R. Shandley
    Department Head, Department of International Studies
    Texas A&M University
    4215 TAMU
    102 Academic Building
    College Station, TX 77843-4215

    Email submission is acceptable:  The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • 19 Sep 2013 11:12 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)



    The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at the University of New Mexico is seeking to fill a Lecturer II position in Arabic beginning in August 2014. The successful candidate will contribute to the pedagogical goals of a department seeking to expand its offerings in critical languages and in the internationalization of our campus and programs. We currently have a tenure-track Assistant Professor with whom this Lecturer will work closely in building courses and programs in Arabic.

    The position will involve teaching a base load of twelve credits a semester.

    The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of undergraduate courses in Arabic language. S/he will also develop upper-division courses in the context of an expanded Arabic program. This person will help create courses and programs to expand Arabic at UNM. S/he will interact with other programs and departments across campus such as Asian Studies and International Studies.

    Salary and benefits are competitive.

    This position requires an M.A. in hand by time of appointment in a field of Arabic language, literature, applied linguistics, and/or pedagogy. Native or near-native fluency in modern standard Arabic and at least one dialect is expected. Also required is native or near–native fluency in written and spoken English. Evidence of university level teaching is expected.

    We would prefer a candidate with evidence of successful involvement with student activities. Familiarity with standards-based teaching and assessments is preferred. Evidence of excellence in teaching and of use of best pedagogical practices. Evidence of familiarity and of use of classroom teaching technologies. Evidence of ability and willingness to assist in Arabic program development.

    Applications must be uploaded online at

    These should include a letter of intent addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and a description of the applicant’s teaching interests and experience; a current curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a sample syllabus for a lower-division language course.

    Please have three letters of recommendation sent via post directly to:

    Professor Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr.
    Chair of the Arabic Lecturer Search Committee
    Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
    MSC 03 2080
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

    Emailed letters will NOT be accepted.

    For best consideration, completed applications are due October 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

    The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 09 Sep 2013 11:12 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Arabic. Beginning July 2014. Two-year appointment renewable. Five courses per year. Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment preferred. Field of specialization is open. Applicants must have a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching and submit evidence of same, including course evaluations. Submit letter of application, dossier, statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, a sample syllabus of an advanced undergraduate course and three letters of recommendation by Nov. 1 to Cynthia Hall, ( Administrative Coordinator, Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. URL:

  • 14 Aug 2013 11:11 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)


    (Code RA100)



    The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking an experienced teacher of Arabic for grades 9-12 for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.

    The ideal candidate will be:

    • A native speaker of Arabic or someone with near-native fluency.
    • Someone who has successfully taught Arabic to non-Arabic speakers for at least three years, preferably at the middle and/or high school levels.
    • Skilled in the pedagogy of second language acquisition and will be adept at cultivating listening and speaking proficiency in students from the outset.

    Proficiency in Hebrew and experience in Jewish day schools is preferred but not required.

    Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and references to Job Code RA100.

    The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

  • 30 Jul 2013 11:11 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Lecturer/Assistant Professor - Arabic language/Arabic studies

    Wellesley College seeks applications for a full-time, renewable Arabic language/Arabic studies appointment beginning in Fall 2014. Emphasis is on Arabic language teaching, and qualified applicants should be prepared to teach Arabic at all levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced). Native or near-native fluency in Standard Arabic required. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year and contribute substantially to the Arabic Language and Middle Eastern Studies programs. PhD preferred; MA or ABD considered. The appointment will likely be at the rank of Lecturer, although a tenure-eligible rank of Assistant Professor is a possibility for a candidate with strong research potential.

    Responsibilities of the position will include teaching four courses per year and participating in the core activities of the Arabic Language and Middle Eastern Studies Programs. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials; the successful application will be a benefits eligible member of the Wellesley College faculty with access to a conference travel budget and competitive faculty awards to support research.

    Please send by October 15, 2013 a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio through our online application system at:

    (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.). If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at  

    Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

  • 24 Jul 2013 11:10 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at the Elliott School for International Affairs at the George Washington University invites applications for a part-time Arabic language assistant. This adjunct contractor will conduct weekly language tutorials with graduate students and offer general advising, tutoring help and proficiency testing preparations in Arabic.

    Basic Qualifications: Native or near native fluency in Arabic; M.A. in Arabic or related field; demonstrated ability to teach Arabic at college level and ACTFL testing training in Arabic; demonstrated ability to provide tutoring help; ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings.

    To Apply: To be considered, please email the following to Kate Getz (

    • a cover letter describing qualifications, experience, and statement of teaching philosophy;
    • curriculum vitae;
    • sample teaching evaluations (if available); and complete contact information for three (3) references.

    Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • 17 Jul 2013 11:10 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer in Arabic, effective Fall 2014. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses from beginning to advanced-level Arabic per semester and actively participating in all the academic and cultural activities of the Arabic program. The successful candidate will preferably have a PhD in Arabic language, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field, and is expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, standards-based teaching methodologies. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, an Arabic dialect, and English.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation to:

    Professor Asma Afsaruddin
    Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
    Goodbody Hall 219
    Indiana University
    1011 East Third Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013; applications received by this deadline will receive full consideration. It is expected that initial interviews will be held at the October MESA conference in New Orleans. Indiana University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 29 Jun 2013 11:09 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    One-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, depending on credentials. Six courses per year. M.A. minimum, native or near-native fluency. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and submit evidence of same, including course evaluations. Proficiency in use of technology is expected of faculty at Wake Forest. Submit letter of application, dossier, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendations by August 5 to:

    Cynthia Hall, (
    Administrative Coordinator
    Department of Romance Languages
    Wake Forest University
    P.O. Box 7566
    Winston-Salem, NC 27109



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