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  • 22 Apr 2019 2:28 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a Senior Lecturer in Arabic. This is a full-time position with a five-year renewable term, to start September 1, 2019.

    The Senior Lecturer will act as the Language Program Director for Arabic, and is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the Arabic language program in NELC, including the supervision of language lecturers teaching in the program who are represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), and the supervision of graduate students teaching in the program as part of their PhD studies. In addition, the Senior Lecturer will serve as the departmental liaison with the University of Chicago Language Center, and in that role help the department develop strategies for curricular planning, pedagogical methods, and organization in all languages of instruction. The annual teaching load will be six language courses in Arabic, reduced to a minimum of four while serving as Program Director.

    The successful candidate must be able to function at the ACTFL superior-level proficiency of Modern Standard Arabic. An advanced degree in a related discipline and extensive teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level are required. Experience developing and teaching language courses and experience in curricular implementation is required. Applicants need to demonstrate the ability to design and articulate curricula across multiple sections and level and to work effectively with faculty members. The successful candidate will be the supervisor of unionized lecturers, with responsibility for directing and evaluating their work, and, if necessary, for corrective action. The Program Director also will oversee graduate student language teachers. In addition, the Program Director will manage all pedagogical, administrative, and financial aspects of the language program, and provide pedagogical training and mentoring to language lecturers and graduate students. In addition to the evaluation of lecturers in the Arabic language program, mandated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Senior Lecturer in Arabic may be called upon to perform evaluation duties for lecturers in other departments. This is an annual position: successful candidates must remain engaged with the program during all four academic quarters.

    To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter of interest; sample student teaching evaluations; a statement of teaching philosophy; a vision statement for the Arabic Program; sample syllabi; and the names and contact information of three references.

    Application deadline for all required materials is May 24, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact Amanda Young ( with any questions. Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

  • 22 Apr 2019 12:51 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in Arabic World Languages and Cultures College of Arts and Sciences, American University

    The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2019-2020. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 26, 2019.

    Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in Arabic language, Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics, or Arabic literature. Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree in these disciplines will be considered. Applicants should be proficient in Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect, in addition to spoken and written English. Arabic teaching experience at the university level and evidence of teaching excellence are required. Applicants should be familiar with innovative teaching methodologies and with the use of technology in the classroom. The position will require the incumbent to teach five to six undergraduate courses per year in Arabic, including, but not limited to, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic language courses. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

    Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin on May 6 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and recent teaching evaluations. Please contact Ethan Goss-Alexander, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2394 or if you have any questions.

    Established in 1925 the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

  • 28 Mar 2019 11:51 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Brown University seeks a dynamic language professional for a full-time position as Visiting Lecturer in Arabic beginning July 1st, 2019. This is a one-year replacement appointment. The teaching load is 6 courses per academic year (2 semesters). Requirements are:
    1. Master’s degree or equivalent in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, or language pedagogy;
    2. Proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and in spoken and written English;
    3. Experience in teaching Arabic at the college or university level;
    4. Familiarity with and commitment to innovative methods of language instruction.

    Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and two letters of reference through Interfolio:

    Review of applications will begin April 15th and continue until the position is filled. You may direct any questions to CLS Director, Jane Sokolosky, at this email address:

    Diversity and inclusion are integral to Brown University’s academic code and practice. As an educational institution and as an employer, Brown is recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

  • 21 Mar 2019 1:04 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Position Overview
    The Department of African and African-American Studies Department at the University of Kansas invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in Arabic. We seek a dynamic teacher with an interest in language coordination and study abroad. Required: PhD in Arabic or Second-Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in Arabic; native or near-native fluency in Arabic; record of excellence in teaching college-level courses; excellent organizational and leadership skills; and ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators; ability to coordinate the Arabic language program and ability to work with online learning and assessment systems; willingness to direct the Arabic Summer Institute at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco. The candidate will teach three courses per semester at all levels and supervise the Arabic language program. The candidate is expected to remain current in the research and scholarly literature on second language acquisition, foreign-language pedagogy, and applications of technology to foreign-language learning.

    Review of applications will start April 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials online: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, two complete sets of student teaching evaluations from two previously taught classes, and sample syllabi. Three letters of recommendation submitted separately by recommenders, should be sent to

    Job Description

    75% Teaching Responsibilities:

    Teach undergraduate and graduate language and culture courses as needed by the department. These courses may be offered both on- and off-campus. The courses must be designed to meet the curricular needs of the department. The course load will be three courses per semester (3:3).

    • Prepare adequate syllabi and instructional materials for all courses.
    • Prepare and present course and class activities (lectures, discussions, etc.).
    • Provide examinations, papers, presentations, and other means to evaluate student performance.
    • Be available to students for advising, consultation, and supervision.
    • Hold regular office hours for students in the classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required.
    • Treat students with courtesy and with respect for their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom and those rights as outlined in the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
    • Maintain standards of excellence in teaching and in the evaluation of student performance

    Coordination of instruction and curriculum development.

    • Course design (including textbook selection and creation of syllabi) aimed at implementing learning objectives through specific course components, teaching practices, and organization
    • Ongoing pedagogical training and supervision of GTAs, Lecturers and Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) through orientation at the beginning of each semester, class observations, and regular professional development workshops, yearly evaluations
    • Coordination and revision of all course-wide major assignments, including midterms and final examinations for the Arabic language courses.
    • The Assistant Teaching Professor will also be responsible for teaching assignments, ordering textbooks, setting up online learning and assessment management systems for all courses.
    • Providing  input on annual assessment of the Arabic language teaching, coordination, collection, and reporting of data on student assessment as needed for internal ( AAAS, KASC, SLLC) and external (e.g., Title VI, Department of Education) agencies.
    • Development of relevant SLA materials, where possible contributing to AAAS’s mission of Open Educational Resources (OERs).

    15% Service Responsibilities:

    • Faculty members must share in the work of the department, including attending faculty meetings and participating in departmental committees and/or administrative functions.
    • Faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession through contributions to professional associations and conferences.
    • The Assistant Teaching Professor will be responsible for:
    • Creation, administration, and evaluation of placement and proficiency tests.
    • Determination of KU credit equivalencies and approval of credit transfer for students who take Arabic courses while studying abroad.
    • Coordinating the hiring of Arabic lecturers.
    • Assist in identifying, vetting, and recruiting Arabic Graduate Teaching Assistants, Lecturers and FLTAs
    • Support public programming initiatives in language and culture, and develop and coordinate strategies for publicly marketing of the Arabic language program.

    10% Research Responsibilities:

    • Faculty members are expected to remain current in the research and scholarly literature in their field, as evidenced in an active and productive research program but also in the development of pedagogical projects, curriculum development, up-to-date course syllabi and in the participation in research conferences.
    • The Assistant Teaching Professor is also expected to remain current in the research and scholarly literature on second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, and applications of technology to foreign language learning.

    Collegiality. The Assistant Teaching professor must treat colleagues with courtesy and with respect for their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom.  In addition, they are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.

    Required Qualifications

    Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application; (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in the c.v.; (3) teaching portfolio (this should include two complete sets of student evaluations and a teaching statement/philosophy); and (3) information provided from professional references.

    1. PhD in Arabic studies, or Second-Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics is expected by the start date of the appointment
    2. Demonstrated native or near-native language ability in both Arabic and English and knowledge of cultures where Arabic is spoken
    3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic language and culture in a North American university, including complete sets of student evaluations, a teaching statement/philosophy, and teaching portfolio
    4. Evidence of ability to coordinate the Arabic language program. Demonstrated through previous experience of leading a program, records of accomplishments and productivity relating to the same as illustrated in the c.v.
    5. Willingness to direct a study abroad program. (The Arabic Summer Institute at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco)
    6. Experience with online instructional technologies  demonstrated through  the knowledge of the use of various online instructional tools
    7. Evidence of prior supervisory experience and collaborative work in a team-centered environment evidenced through supervisor rating and evidence in reference letters
    8. Evidence of culturally competent experience working in a diverse and inclusive professional environment that encourages knowledge of, and respect for, multicultural constituents and backgrounds through information provided by professional references and the letter of application

    Questions may be directed Brenda Wawire and Jessica Gerschultz Search Committee Co-Chairs at the African/African American Studies Department.

    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

  • 31 Jan 2019 10:18 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Vassar College

    Lecturer in Arabic Studies

    Department: Africana Studies Program

    Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time

    Position Type: Faculty

    Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled

    Posting Number: 1001563

    About Vassar College

    Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

    Position Summary and Responsibilities
    The Africana Studies Program at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, three year renewable Lecturer to teach Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) language beginning in Fall 2019. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The candidate will contribute to the Arabic Language and Culture correlate (minor) within Africana Studies, which emphasizes the Afro-Arab World, particularly North and Sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate will teach five language courses at all levels of Arabic (introductory to advance) per academic year, coordinate "drill" and conversation sessions and other language intensive activities, contribute collaboratively to the planning of the Arabic curriculum, perform program service and advise students.


    Minimum requirements include a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Arabic language and/or literature, language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or in a related field; extensive experience in the latest developments in Arabic language pedagogy, curriculum design, and material development; substantial classroom experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (MSA) at the college level; native or near-native proficiency in MSA and English. Proficiency in, and experience teaching, at least one regional dialect is preferred.

    Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

    To apply, please visit 

    to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should upload (1) a letter of application, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) a teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience, sample syllabi, activities, and other supporting documents, and (4) a graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), (5) diversity statement, and (6) should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation that speak to the candidate's teaching to be uploaded to that site. For inquiries, email Quincy Mills, Director, Africana Studies Program, Vassar College,

    Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019.

    Required Applicant Documents

    Cover Letter
    Transcripts 1
    Personal Statement
    Diversity Statement

    Optional Applicant Documents

    Transcripts 2
    Other 1
    Other 2
    Other 3

    To Apply

    All applicants must apply online at:

    Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.


  • 17 Dec 2018 10:41 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Harvard University
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

    Position Description: The Department Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a preceptor in Arabic. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching five semester courses per year, and should be ready to teach from the elementary to advanced levels, pending need.

    The position is for an initial term of one to three years, renewable for a total of up to eight years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

    faculty, instructor, lecturer
    Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
    [Fields: Arabic language; linguistics (applied, theoretical, sociolinguistic); literature (modern); second-language pedagogy.

    Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have experience in teaching modern standard Arabic (MSA) at the elementary and advanced levels. The successful applicant will have native or near-native fluency and be able to teach the advanced levels in the target language.

    Additional Qualifications: A strong academic background in Arabic language, linguistics, humanities or social sciences is highly desirable. A Masters, ABD, or doctoral degree in related field is preferred.

    Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than January 25, 2019

    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation if the candidate advances. Please do not submit reference letters at this point.

    Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Contact Information: Jocelyn Guizar, NELC, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Contact Email:

    Link to position:

  • 13 Dec 2018 8:42 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Summer Job Opportunity for Arabic-Speaking Youth Educators

    Now hiring Arabic-speaking group leaders to work with Iraqi youth!

    IYLEP Arabic, a program of World Learning, is currently hiring experienced educators to lead a group of high school students on their U.S. exchange in summer 2019, conducted entirely in Arabic!

    The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) for high school and undergraduate students is a program sponsored and funded by the US Embassy, Baghdad and implemented by World Learning. IYLEP has provided invaluable leadership and educational opportunities for over 2,700 students since its inception in 2007. As an investment in global understanding and peace, these fully funded programs have created a cadre of future leaders of Iraq: young people who will inspire and impact others. In hopes of reaching even more Iraqi youth – many of whom may not have the language skills to join IYLEP high school in English – World Learning organizes a cohort group conducted entirely in Arabic. IYLEP Arabic launched in 2017 and has been successfully implemented for two years. IYLEP Arabic aims to enhance leadership and civic engagement skills among participants, foster respect for diversity, build bridges of understanding between the peoples of Iraq and the United States as well as develop their English language skills.

    Benefits of leading with IYLEP Arabic:

    • Exposure to experiential learning techniques
    • Connecting to emerging young leaders from Iraq (and around the world)
    • Building a network of like-minded colleagues
    • Professional development at our weeklong Staff Training
    • A rewarding professional experience that will forever impact the lives of global youth!

    Please see our webpage for more information, including qualifications, responsibilities, and compensation:

    Apply at or see the PDF brochure here:  IYLEP_Arabic_Leaders.pdf

  • 05 Dec 2018 9:54 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic at Johns Hopkins University

    The Center for Language Education (CLE) at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in ARABIC for the Academic Year 2019.

    CLE is seeking an individual who is finishing up or has recently finished his/her MA or PhD with knowledge and familiarity in the most up-to-date theory and practice of language pedagogy. Faculty in the CLE share a consistent teaching philosophy across each of the language programs, and the Center offers workshops for professional development and communication of current methodologies in language teaching. Applicants should be open to furthering his/her teaching skills and working closely with fellow CLE faculty members. At least 2 years of experience as a Teaching Assistant or Lecturer in the Arabic language is strongly desired.

    Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a total of 12 contact hours per week.

    Minimum qualifications are:

    - M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics and pedagogy, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
    - Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
    - At least 2 years of experience (as a Teaching Assistant etc.) in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level in the U.S.
    - Strong grounding in proficiency-oriented teaching
    - Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
    - Must currently be eligible to be employed in the U.S.

    Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials via Interfolio at by March 1, 2019, and include:

    1. Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. List of names and email addresses only of three references
    4. A video demonstration of your teaching including an introduction of yourself in English and Arabic at the beginning of the video. (We do not accept DVDs by surface mail. A YouTube link address with password is acceptable.)

    Your application is not considered complete until all four items above have been submitted. Please do not submit materials other than those listed via Interfolio, otherwise your application will not be considered.

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