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  • 15 Nov 2018 2:14 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Posting Title: MSA/Levantine Dialect Instructor (Germany)

    Culmen International LLC is a US Government contractor currently recruiting for a Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic Dialect Instructor (candidate must be able to teach both MSA and Levantine dialect). Start date is early January 2019. Instructor will teach up to 8 adult students 6-7 hours per day up to 35 weeks per year.


    • Native or near-native fluency in MSA and the Levantine dialect
    • Ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend English at ILR level 2 or higher
    • Ability to teach students to read, write, speak and understand Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine dialect at ILR level 3 or higher
    • Ability to write and provide sample lesson plans and a syllabus
    • Ability to qualify to obtain a German work permit
    • Copies of diplomas and certifications, and contact information for references


    • Must have 5 years’ recent experience teaching MSA and Levantine
    • Must have lived 2+ years in an Arabic-speaking environment where Levantine is the local dialect


    • BA (MA strongly preferred) in teaching Arabic, linguistics or a related subject

    Location: Germany

    Principals only; Recruiters please do not contact this employer. Please do not contact us regarding unsolicited services

    Culmen International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify to determine eligibility.

    If interested contact
  • 11 Oct 2018 12:29 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)


    The Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan invites applicants for a full-time position as Lecturer III in Arabic Language and Director of the Arabic Language Program, to begin September 1, 2019. As Director, the holder of the position will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty teaching first through third-year Arabic language. Responsibilities include 6-9 instructional hours per week, active leadership in curricular and program affairs, student advising, and supervision of program faculty (including mentorship for new faculty). This is a non-tenure-track, university-year appointment for an initial three-year period. The appointment is renewable for an additional multi-year period, contingent upon successful performance reviews.

    Required qualifications are an advanced degree (PhD strongly preferred) in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching or equivalent, native or near-native fluency in Standard Arabic, at least one dialect of Arabic, and English, and extensive experience in teaching various levels of Arabic, at the postsecondary level, using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology.

    Desired qualifications include previous experience in program coordination, teacher training and materials development; OPI certification; an ability and interest in teaching advanced level courses in Arabic; experience with flipped classrooms; and experience with teaching Arabic using an integrated curriculum of fuSHa and colloquial (as currently represented by Al-Kitaab).

    Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

    Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at You will be required to upload 1) a letter of interest, 2) current cv, 3) names and email addresses for three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 5) evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations, etc.) and 6) a video (or link to a video) of the candidate teaching Arabic, with 7) a narrative to contextualize the teaching demonstration and relate it to the statement of teaching philosophy. Applications without a teaching video and accompanying narrative will not be considered.

    All materials must be received by November 16, 2018.

    Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Based on the supervisory responsibilities associated with this position, it is anticipated that it will be excluded from the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.

    Background Screening

    The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  • 09 Oct 2018 3:09 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    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, 2019. For complete information about this position, including required qualifications and applications materials, please visit: of search website.

  • The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic, starting August 2019, on a three-year non-tenure line contract.

    Ph.D. in hand by Summer 2019 is preferred; advanced ABDs will also be considered. We seek a dynamic individual committed to innovative methods of teaching Modern Standard Arabic in the context of Arab-Islamic culture. Preferred fields of specialization are the Modern or Classical Islamic humanities, including literature, history, linguistics, and cultural studies. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and an Arabic dialect; thorough grounding in classical Arabic language (including syntax and morphology) and culture; and experience in proficiency-based, communicative methods of teaching Modern Standard Arabic. Experience in proficiency testing is a plus.

    Please send letter of application, teaching statement, writing sample, curriculum vitae, and names of three references via email to Ms. Meriem Tikue  or to Arabic Search Committee, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Poulton Hall 201, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057-1046.

    The department will start reviewing the applications on November 2, 2018 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

    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.

  • 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 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. 

  • 29 Aug 2018 10:40 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The University of Southern California’s Department of Middle East Studies in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, has a need in the Spring 2019 semester for a full-time, teaching-track lecturer position to teach beginning through advanced Arabic. Applicants for the Arabic language position should demonstrate the ability to teach a dialect of colloquial Arabic in addition to Modern Standard Arabic. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Arabic; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Arabic language at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. M.A. or Ph.D. in Arabic, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field required.

    In order to be considered for this position, all candidates are required to submit an electronic USC application to include a letter of interest and C.V.; all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at:
    For more information, please contact Ms. Renee Almassizadeh at The search will remain open until the position is filled.

    USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

  • 25 Jun 2018 1:06 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Research Fellowship Program

    In 2010, SQCC established its Research Fellowship Program, which aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship is open to PhD candidates and university academics who are US citizens or affiliated with an American university, and funds one scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

    To apply please click here:

    Application deadline is:  September 16, 2018
    References deadline:  September 19, 2018

  • 20 Jun 2018 9:54 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Academic Consultant
    Arabic Overseas Flagship Program

    American Councils for International Education is seeking a consultant on the academic components of the Arabic Overseas Flagship Program in Morocco, which seeks to develop global professionals by raising the Arabic language proficiency of students to the ACTFL "Superior" level (ILR 3, 3+) or higher. The Academic Consultant will work closely with the Senior Academic Consultant and the Academic Coordinators for Moroccan Colloquial Arabic and for Egyptian Colloquial Arabic to develop existing curriculum materials and to create new materials that can be used to bring future cohorts of Flagship students to a superior level of proficiency. The Arabic Overseas Flagship Capstone program, located at the Arab-American Language Institute Morocco (AALIM) in Meknes, has a strong commitment to the study of both MCA and ECA along with Modern Standard Arabic. Curricula for all three program components are regularly reviewed, updated, and revised to adapt to participants’ needs and to reflect recent geopolitical and cultural developments.  The consultant also will train and evaluate faculty and regularly inspect the program in Meknes. The consultant will entail a commitment of approximately 200 hours per year with a schedule of deliverables.  The academic consultant reports to the Director of the Flagship Programs.

    Academic Consultant details:
    Reports to:  Doug Reardon, Flagship Overseas Programs and NSEP Language Initiatives
    Position Available:  Immediately
    Status:  On-Call
    Pay Band:  Consultant
    Posting closes:  Applications accepted until position is filled  


    • In consultation with American Councils, the Arabic Overseas Flagship domestic directors and the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM), lead the development of content courses and classroom materials to be taught in Arabic for participants in the Arabic Overseas Flagship (AOF) Program.
    • Train faculty and/or teams of faculty in the design and development of new teaching materials in support of new or existing courses.
    • Review the quality of all curricula, materials, and syllabi.
    • Work closely with the other academic consultants to ensure that every aspect of the program is of the highest quality.
    • Evaluate the quality of instruction in the Capstone program, advise faculty on student-centered teaching methods, and conduct workshops on new and creative strategies to strengthen pedagogy.
    • Contribute to stakeholder meetings, student pre-departure orientations, teleconferences, and other Flagship meetings as requested.
    • In consultation with American Councils, the Arabic Overseas Flagship domestic directors and AALIM, develop new courses, materials, and activities to engage AOF participants in community-based, experiential learning.
    • Participate inregular inspectionvisits of the Arabic Overseas Flagship Program and provide comprehensive written reports describing specific measure to improve the program.
    • Regularly consult with American Councils program officers, managers, and directors on strategies to improve curricula, classroom materials, teacher training, internships, and other program components.
    • Coordinate closely with the program’s on-site academic coordinators to strengthen and refresh AOF curricula and foster pedagogical excellence.
    • Provide vision and leadership to help integrate new, innovative teaching strategies and educational activities into the AOF curriculum and program design.


    • Master’s degree in fields related to SLA, Arabic literature and linguistics, or international education, PhD preferred.
    • Experience teaching advanced and superior levels (ILR 2 & 3) of Arabic.
    • Demonstrable track record of developing materials at the Advanced and Superior levels (ILR 2 & 3) of Arabic (two samples required, one at each of the two levels).
    • Experience with blended learning and the use of technology for materials development and in the classroom.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English.
    • Knowledge of and experience working with the ACTFL & ILR proficiency testing systems.
    • Experience training university-level instructors of Arabic.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.
    • Effective interpersonal communication.


    American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.


    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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  • 18 Jun 2018 2:07 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track instructional position to teach undergraduate and graduate content courses in South Asian studies in the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2018.

    Field of specialization in South Asian studies with a special emphasis on South Asian literatures, cultures, diaspora, comparative and/or gender studies. Subfield of specialization open. Evidence of excellent teaching and commitment to interdisciplinary work are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Hindi/Urdu and English. PhD strongly preferred, ABD considered.

    Candidates who hold a PhD in South Asian studies or a related field by the time of appointment will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. ABDs in South Asian studies or a related field, by the time of appointment, will be considered for the rank of Lecturer.

    To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting 0623430 and electronically attach the following: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience, and a recent article or book chapter in English (attach to Writing Sample 1). Also, under separate cover by mail or e-mail, please arrange for two (2) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

    Jean Blackwell
    Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures
    P.O. Box 4000781
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781

    Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

    Jean Blackwell
    (434) 982-2665

    Review of applications will begin July 8, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

    The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

    The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

  • 30 May 2018 11:03 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Seton Hall University wishes to identify individuals interested in a part-time Adjunct Instructor of Arabic language. The successful candidate will be teaching beginning and/or intermediate Arabic, and conduct independent studies for students of Arabic language starting this Fall, 2018. Professional teaching experience in higher education, and native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. Preference will be given to candidates with at least an M.A. in the target language or linguistics, Foreign Language Education or a related field. Candidates must have authorization to work in the US.

    Additional course assignments especially independent studies may be arranged in consultation with the department chair, the director of the program and the specific needs of the Department's curricular area in language instruction.

    Interested candidates should submit 1) a one page covering letter 2) curriculum vitae in English, and 3) the names, addresses and phone numbers of two references to Dr. Youssef Yacoubi by email:

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