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Clinical Assistant Professor in Arabic, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University Arts and Science

  • 02 Feb 2023 2:36 PM
    Message # 13082571

    Clinical Assistant Professor in Arabic
    Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
    New York University Arts and Science

    The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University invites applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Arabic language instruction. This is a three-year teaching position with a load of 6 courses per year (3 per semester) with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews. Pending administrative and budgetary approval the appointment will begin in September 2023.

    The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies is an interdisciplinary department offering an array of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hindi, and Urdu language courses to undergraduate and graduate students. We seek a scholar whose teaching and research will strengthen our Arabic language curriculum ranging from Elementary to Advanced levels, while also complementing and enhancing the department overall. A successful applicant will demonstrate experience in and commitment to innovative pedagogical practices and developing an inclusive classroom.

    Candidates must have:

    1. A minimum of a Master’s degree in TAFL, Arabic Language and Literature, Second language acquisition, applied linguistics or a related field.
    2. Experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic at college level and developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum.
    3. Experience in teaching colloquial Arabic, preferably Shami dialect.
    4. Experience in teaching college level heritage learners.
    5. Training in ACTFL or CEFR proficiency guidelines and experience in foreign language proficiency based instruction, preferably with a rater or tester certification.

    Application Instructions
    The application should include the following to:

    A cover letter, curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, sample course syllabus, course evaluations.

    Applications will be accepted until DEADLINE Feb 10th 2023.

    For more information about the NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, visit

    In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary for this position is $70,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

    The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here.

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