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American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Assistant Professor – Modern Arabic Literature and Culture, University of Michigan

  • 26 Jun 2024 11:07 AM
    Message # 13374804

    The Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture, to begin August 25, 2025. This is a university year appointment and will be at the level of assistant professor. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in modern Arabic literature (from the Nahda to the present), from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; supervise doctoral dissertations; and participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

    All application materials should be submitted online through Materials should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, statement of current and future research plans, a writing sample, teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference. Additionally, please include a diversity statement that demonstrates your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages). Questions about the application or materials may be directed to the departmental Chief Administrator, Tricia Chiado. Applications must be received by November 1, 2024 to be assured of consideration.

    Candidates must meet all degree requirements prior to the start date of the position. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.


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