The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic beginning August 2016. The initial appointment is for three years and may be renewed contingent upon the quality of performance. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Arabic or related field (Islamic Studies and/or Middle Eastern Studies), native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; proficiency in English; and teaching experience with adult learners. Desired qualifications are as follows: Ph.D. in Arabic or a related field; a commitment to promoting diversity and a willingness to work with underrepresented groups; interest and experience in translating and interpreting; ability to incorporate Arabic film into the curriculum, and/or contribute to our minor in Francophone Studies. Job duties: The position involves teaching first and second year Modern Standard Arabic as well as occasional courses at the upper level in language or culture, growing the Arabic program, and contributing to service activities in the Department, the community and the profession.
The successful candidate will contribute to the significant interest in Islamic Studies elsewhere in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including Anthropology, Global, International, and Area Studies, History, and Religious Studies. The College has been building expertise in this area, and this hire aims to provide the linguistic support for a thematic cluster in Islamic Studies, along with two other positions in the Departments of History and Religious Studies.
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. We offer an MA in Spanish with a track in English-Spanish translation studies; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; additional minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, Russian and Film Studies; beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic, Farsi, and Portuguese; a graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a Certificate in Business Language; online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.
As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral-extensive urban university committed to excellence in research and teaching. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.
Screening of applications will begin November 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, CV, and a sample syllabus. A short video of the applicant teaching may also be included. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, addressed to Professor Carlos Coria, Chair, Arabic Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Professor Ann González firstname.lastname@example.org.