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PRECEPTOR IN ARABIC, Harvard University

  • 20 Sep 2020 10:32 AM
    Message # 9250868
    AATA Admin (Administrator)

    Harvard University
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

    Position Description:The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a full-time position as Preceptor in Arabic language to begin July 1, 2020. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per academic year as well as active participation in curricular development, and training and supervising teaching fellows. This is a non-tenure track appointment for an initial three-year period, renewable for up to a total of eight years contingent upon successful performance review.

    Basic Qualifications: Required qualifications are an advanced degree in Arabic, Applied Linguistics, second-language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, or a closely relevant field; native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one dialect of Arabic, and English; and extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in college-level Arabic language teaching.

    Additional Qualifications: The successful applicant should have native or near- native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and one dialect, be able to teach modern Arabic at any level, elementary through advanced, and be well trained in the issues of teaching Arabic as a foreign language.

    Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than February 15, 2020.

    1. Letter of application
    2. CV
    3. One-page statement of teaching philosophy, which should include (though not be confined to) reflections on how to teach students of diverse backgrounds and how to foster an inclusive atmosphere in the classroom.
    4. Two sample syllabi
    5. Link to a 20-minute teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS portal
    6. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.

    Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Contact Information: Soma Roy, NELC, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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