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Full-time Teaching Specialist, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota

  • 02 Mar 2023 5:11 PM
    Message # 13117372

    The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist (job code 9754) in Arabic to teach Arabic language courses in academic year 2023-2024 (August 28, 2023 - May 26, 2024). Teaching load is three courses per semester. This is a 100% time benefits-eligible position. The appointment is annually renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

    Required qualifications:

    • M.A. or foreign equivalent in Arabic or related field, including but not limited to Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Second or Foreign Language Education, or Arabic Linguistics.
    • Native or near-native fluency in Arabic.
    • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills.
    • Minimum 1 year of experience teaching the Arabic language at the college level in the US.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead communicative, student-centered classrooms.
    • Positive evaluations from students, peers, and/or supervisors.
    • Collegiality and ability to work in a team.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Ability to teach one or more Arabic dialects in addition to Modern Standard Arabic. Applicants with the ability to teach a North African dialect are especially encouraged to apply.
    • Experience teaching intensive language courses.
    • Demonstrated commitment to materials and course development, innovative teaching methods, integration of culture into the curriculum, and mentoring students.


    1. Teach undergraduate courses as needed, conditional on qualifications.
    2. Participate in relevant unit/department meetings.
    3. Assist with development and administration of tests.
    4. Engage in professional development activities.

    Performance standards:

    1. Positive evaluations from students, Teaching Assistants (if appropriate), peers, and supervisors.
    2. Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching, teamwork, program development, and professional development.
    3. Effective handling of student inquiries.

    For more information about the Arabic Program in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, please visit

    Application materials: (incomplete applications will not be considered)

    • cover letter
    • CV with contact information for 3 professional references
    • statement of teaching philosophy
    • written documentation of quality teaching (e.g., teaching evaluations), syllabi, samples of self-written course and other materials

    Applicants will be requested to submit a video-recorded teaching demonstration as part of the application process.
    Applications must be submitted online by visiting The Job Opening ID is 354404.
    Priority will be given to completed applications received by March 31, 2023.


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