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  • 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.


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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:

  • 16 May 2018 10:18 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)


    The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time (100%) lecturer position in Arabic Language, beginning September 1, 2018. This is a benefits-eligible position.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching two sections of First and/or Second Year Arabic.Due to the replacement nature of this appointment, funding for this position will only be available for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019.

    Applicants should have Superior level fluency in Standard Arabic and English, and a dialect of Arabic, in addition to experience in teaching Arabic at the post-secondary level. Applicants must have a demonstrated understanding of and ability to use a proficiency-based, communicative methodology in their teaching. Minimum requirement is a graduate degree (MA) in foreign language teaching or equivalent field.

    Only online applications will be accepted. To apply and upload your material, go to You will need (1) a cover letter stating your interest in the position and detailing your language teaching experience; (2) CV (including courses taught and materials used); (3) statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) names and email addresses of three recommenders who will be asked to upload their letter separately.

    Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Union Affiliation

    This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

    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.

    Job Opening ID: 157778

  • 28 Mar 2018 1:05 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

    The Division of Languages and Literatures at Bard College’s Middle Eastern Studies (MES) program seeks applicants for a 2-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic.  We are looking for a recent PhD in Arabic literature and culture from any period to contribute to a dynamic and growing MES program.  The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English, and experience teaching Arabic, preferably in both formal and colloquial registers.  We welcome applications from candidates with a research focus on Classical or Modern Arabic poetry; comparative Arabic-Hebrew, Arabic-Persian, Arabic-Urdu, or Arabic-Turkish training; storytelling and folklore; and/or translation studies.  The position has a 3-3 teaching load, with the opportunity to contribute to the Arabic literature and culture curriculum, as well as to teach in First-Year Seminar. 

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a brief writing sample, a video of yourself teaching a language class (if available), and three letters of reference through at:  

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    For more information about the search or the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Bard College, please visit: or email Elizabeth Holt at

    Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who intend to contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

  • 09 Jan 2018 5:04 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic, Carleton College

    The Department of Middle Eastern Languages at Carleton College invites applications for a full-time lecturer in its dynamic and growing Arabic program, to begin September 1, 2018.  This is a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

    We seek candidates who can teach Arabic courses at all levels, and are passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting. Native or near-native fluency in both Arabic and English is required, proficiency in an Arabic dialect is preferred. The successful candidate will hold an MA or Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, applied linguistics, or a related field, and will have experience in teaching Modern Standard Arabic at the college level in an American university. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to participate actively in the life of the department and to contribute to extra-curricular and service activities. Teaching load is two courses per term, in a 10-week trimester system. ABDs are welcome to apply.

    Lecturers at Carleton are continuing members of the faculty and central to the life of their respective departments as well of the College as a whole. Compensation includes full faculty benefits, including professional development support. Salary is competitive. For more detailed information on benefits consult:

    Carleton is a highly selective Liberal Arts college with a student body of 2,000, located forty-five miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

    For more information about our Arabic program and offerings, and about Carleton's interdisciplinary Middle East Studies program please visit the Arabic program website at and the Middle East Studies website at

    To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at to complete the online application, including a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates may also upload a teaching portfolio or other relevant teaching materials. Review of complete applications will begin on February 23, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    For further inquiries please contact Prof. Yaron Klein at:

  • 21 Nov 2017 10:44 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic, 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 2018.

    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 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.

    -Strong grounding in communicative and 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 by March 1, 2018, and include:

    -Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy

    -Curriculum vitae

    -List of names and email addresses only of three references

    -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.

    Visit to apply.

  • 24 Oct 2017 1:36 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago announces a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will typically teach a minimum of two classes of various levels of Arabic in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties of the position include contributing to the planning of the curriculum. The successful candidate must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and experience at the college level teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Master's degree is required by the start date of the appointment; a Ph.D. is desirable but not required.

    To apply to this position you must submit a cover letter, which includes a brief description of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted, if available. All application items except letters of recommendation may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at for posting 03530. Letters should be submitted either through the Academic Career Opportunities website or via email, by the letter writers, to Additional recommendation letter submission information will be provided during the application process.

    Review of applications will begin on November 24, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. This position is contingent on budgetary approval. 

    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 at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

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