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American Association of Teachers of Arabic

University of Pennsylvania, full-time Lecturer in the Arabic Language Program

  • 23 Feb 2023 6:16 PM
    Message # 13108981

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces a position at the rank of full-time Lecturer in the Arabic Language Program starting in the academic year 2023-24. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to two additional years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Employee benefits are provided. Applicants for the position should demonstrate a primary focus on language education, and should have received at least a Master’s degree, and preferably a Ph.D., in Education, Arabic Language, Literature, Linguistics, or a related field. Native or near-native competency in Arabic language, and fluency in English, are required. Demonstrated proficiency in current second/foreign language teaching methodologies (especially content-based instruction) and meaningful application of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable. Duties include teaching Arabic language classes (five classes per academic year) at any assigned level, holding regular office hours, and attending meetings of the Arabic Language Program. Additional responsibilities could include working with the appropriate faculty to develop and design the curriculum, and to evaluate teaching goals, student outcomes and programmatic effectiveness. We expect language faculty to participate actively in professional organizations such as the American Association of Teachers of Arabic and to demonstrate a continuing commitment to pedagogy and to remaining actively aware of and engaged in developments in the field of second language acquisition, especially regarding Arabic.

    We seek a language educator who is interested in advancing the study of Arabic language and culture at Penn, and who values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and the promotion of a culturally diverse intellectual community. Candidates should apply online at:

    Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample syllabus for the most advanced language course taught (including content courses), and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. We also encourage applicants to upload additional documents if available: 1) recent teaching evaluations including written comments, 2) a link to a video recording of a class, and 3) a description of the video and relevant materials. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Last modified: 02 Mar 2023 9:15 AM | Anonymous


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