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  • 24 Sep 2019 4:37 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Miami

    The University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic, beginning August 15, 2020, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

    The successful candidate will have native or near-native competence in Arabic and a solid command of English. In addition to the ability to teach Modern Standard Arabic through advanced L2 and heritage courses, the ability to teach upper level courses in another language (e.g., French, German, Italian, Spanish) is highly desirable. Field of specialization open to any area of modern literary or cultural studies or sociolinguistics. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in fields such as Arabic literary and cultural studies, Maghrebian studies, gender and sexuality studies, Islamic art, and Islamic studies.

    The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate courses at all levels (including upper-level Arabic Studies courses taught in English), be ready to take on a leadership role in curricular and program development and extracurricular activities in the Arabic studies program, and be willing to advise and teach students in our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

    A strong commitment to excellence in teaching at a private multicultural non-sectarian institution should accompany solid scholarly potential. Prior teaching experience and a record of academic publications is highly desirable. Ph.D. (in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Linguistics, or another relevant field) must be completed by May 2020.

    The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by November 15, 2019. Selected candidates will be asked to send additional materials and will be interviewed via Skype on December 4, 5 or 6, 2019. Please submit all application materials (i.e., letter of application, CV, transcripts) via Interfolio:

    Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Christina Civantos, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248093, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2074.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

  • 21 Sep 2019 12:23 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Director of Modern Language Programs, Harvard University

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for the position of Director of Modern Language Programs, expected to begin July 1, 2020. The Director will head and coordinate all aspects of the program, which currently consists of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew,Yiddish and Armenian, including defining program goals, setting curricula, coordinating and supervising preceptors, training graduate student instructors, and study abroad. This is a five-year, full-time position with possibility of reappointment in five-year increments. Normal teaching duties are three courses per year.

    Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, and have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English, with knowledge of one or more other departmental languages a big plus. The ideal candidate must be able to teach all levels of Arabic language and have a record of successful experience with American students. We are looking for someone familiar with second-language pedagogical theories and practices, as well as experience with instructional technology. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a solid understanding ofArabic culture and literature and who are committed to developing an innovative, content-based curriculum designed at the university level.

    Applicants should apply online at

    Special Instructions: Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2019.

    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching statement, describing teaching approach and philosophy. The statement should include reflections on how best to foster an inclusive learning environment with a diverse group of students and preceptors.
    4. Teaching materials: teaching-chart listing courses taught in reverse chronological order and representative syllabi
    5. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who can be contacted if the application is long-listed.

    Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

  • 20 Sep 2019 10:28 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic Language

    The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, renewable, nine-month, non-tenure-accruing position at the rank of Lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature, beginning August 16, 2020. For complete information about this position, including required qualifications and applications materials, please visit:

    The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution

  • 18 Sep 2019 11:21 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic

    The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Arabic literatures and cultures. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (our department offers the BA, MA, and PhD in Comparative Literature) and to the undergraduate Arabic Language minor. Requirements: PhD in hand by date of appointment, in Comparative Literature, Arabic, or related field; native or near-native ability in Arabic and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Start date: August 2020 preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the search is concluded. Visit our department website at

    Apply online at

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  • 31 Jul 2019 12:43 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Non-Core Faculty Position - Arabic Language Instruction

    Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) aims to recruit a teaching-oriented faculty member in Arabic Language. This is a full-time, three-year position that is eligible for renewal. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will be able to teach Modern Standard Arabic at all levels. We are particularly interested in hearing from colleagues with previous experience teaching Arabic to non-native and heritage language learners.

    Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Compensation and expatriate benefits packages are extremely competitive. GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty members at GU-Q are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund for various research opportunities.

    For more information on GU-Q, see . For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see: .

    Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials should be emailed to Please reference “Arabic Search” in the subject line. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

    Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Omar Khalifah, chairperson of the search committee, at:

    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

  • 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.

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    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.

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