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  • 25 Nov 2019 10:19 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Classics at Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time Teaching Professor in Arabic language and culture with the rank of visiting assistant teaching professor to begin August 25, 2020. The initial position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching some courses in Arabic civilization (in English) and first year through advanced Arabic (3 classes per semester), active involvement in language and culture activities, and close collaboration with faculty to continue building a rigorous and cohesive program. Teaching Professors are considered full members of the departmental faculty and are expected to make appropriate contributions of service to the program, department, and college. The appointment offers excellent benefits and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should have at least an M.A. in linguistics, literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or relevant field, as well as preparation in communicative language pedagogy. Applicants should also have native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one dialect, and English, and some experience teaching Arabic at beginning and intermediate levels.

    Please apply via using this link:

    Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching experience and research, if available. Review of complete applications will begin on January 20, 2020. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Li Guo at

    The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Information about the Program in Arabic can be found at

    This appointment is also contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

  • 22 Nov 2019 1:50 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    R0011436 Arabic language Lecturer (General Faculty)

    The Arabic language program in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time position as Lecturer (General Faculty) in Arabic. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach elementary and intermediate levels of Arabic. Therefore, we are looking for candidates with experience with teaching Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Arabic (preferably non-Levantine) at the college level using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2020.

    This is a full-time position with salary and benefits. The term of this appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal.

    Required Qualifications:
    Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic with strong competence in MSA, and fluency in English. An MA degree in Arabic, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, or a relevant humanities or social science field is required.

    Application screening will begin on November 29, 2019 but the position will remain open until filled.

    Apply online at search for requisition #R0011436 complete the application, and attach the following:

    1. Cover letter to include:
      • A summary of the applicant's qualifications, interests, experience, and suitability for the position.
      • It should address the applicant's preparation for engagement with communicative language pedagogy and the collaborative teaching of elementary and intermediate classes.
      • A summary of demonstrated previous experience or potential to contribute to a culture of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in the classroom, department, and/or university.
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. One sample of a course syllabus and representative samples of course evaluations.
    4. Contact information for three references.

    ***Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the resume box.***

    ***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

    Questions about this position should be directed to Cameron Clayton, Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and



  • 21 Oct 2019 2:40 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication invites applications for the following position:

    Lecturer in Arabic,

    This two-year appointment will begin 1 July 2020. Upon successful performance review, the appointee can be offered additional contracts. Responsibilities include teaching, with special attention to the design, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the syllabus, exams and other assessment instruments and daily lessons and development of a coherently articulated program of instruction across levels of competency. Teaching takes place in the context of implementing our innovative, research-¬based curriculum and participating in CLIC governance (e.g. faculty meetings). Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the development and revision of assessment instruments.

    Salary will be commensurate with credentials, experience and demonstrated ability to develop research-based, innovative second language curricula. Rice offers good institutional support for professional development and state-of-the-art technological facilities are available.

    Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    For more information, or to apply, please click on the link above.

  • 30 Sep 2019 11:54 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Culmen International LLC is a US Government contractor currently recruiting for a Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic Dialect Instructor (candidate must be able to teach both MSA and Levantine dialect). Start date is early January 2020. Instructor will teach up to 8 adult students 6-7 hours per day up to 35 weeks per year.


    • Native or near-native fluency in MSA and the Levantine dialect
    • Ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend English at ILR level 2 or higher
    • Ability to teach students to read, write, speak and understand Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine dialect at ILR level 3 or higher
    • Ability to write and provide sample lesson plans and a syllabus
    • Ability to qualify to obtain a German work permit
    • Copies of diplomas and certifications, and contact information for references


    • Must have 5 years’ recent experience teaching MSA and Levantine
    • Must have lived 2+ years in an Arabic-speaking environment where Levantine is the local dialect


    • BA (MA strongly preferred) in teaching Arabic, linguistics or a related subject

    Location: Germany

    Contact: Thomas Soule,

    Principals only; Recruiters please do not contact this employer. Please do not contact us regarding unsolicited services/

    Culmen International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify to determine eligibility.

  • 24 Sep 2019 4:37 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Miami

    The University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic, beginning August 15, 2020, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

    The successful candidate will have native or near-native competence in Arabic and a solid command of English. In addition to the ability to teach Modern Standard Arabic through advanced L2 and heritage courses, the ability to teach upper level courses in another language (e.g., French, German, Italian, Spanish) is highly desirable. Field of specialization open to any area of modern literary or cultural studies or sociolinguistics. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in fields such as Arabic literary and cultural studies, Maghrebian studies, gender and sexuality studies, Islamic art, and Islamic studies.

    The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate courses at all levels (including upper-level Arabic Studies courses taught in English), be ready to take on a leadership role in curricular and program development and extracurricular activities in the Arabic studies program, and be willing to advise and teach students in our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

    A strong commitment to excellence in teaching at a private multicultural non-sectarian institution should accompany solid scholarly potential. Prior teaching experience and a record of academic publications is highly desirable. Ph.D. (in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Linguistics, or another relevant field) must be completed by May 2020.

    The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by November 15, 2019. Selected candidates will be asked to send additional materials and will be interviewed via Skype on December 4, 5 or 6, 2019. Please submit all application materials (i.e., letter of application, CV, transcripts) via Interfolio:

    Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Christina Civantos, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248093, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2074.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

  • 21 Sep 2019 12:23 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Director of Modern Language Programs, Harvard University

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for the position of Director of Modern Language Programs, expected to begin July 1, 2020. The Director will head and coordinate all aspects of the program, which currently consists of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew,Yiddish and Armenian, including defining program goals, setting curricula, coordinating and supervising preceptors, training graduate student instructors, and study abroad. This is a five-year, full-time position with possibility of reappointment in five-year increments. Normal teaching duties are three courses per year.

    Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, and have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English, with knowledge of one or more other departmental languages a big plus. The ideal candidate must be able to teach all levels of Arabic language and have a record of successful experience with American students. We are looking for someone familiar with second-language pedagogical theories and practices, as well as experience with instructional technology. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a solid understanding ofArabic culture and literature and who are committed to developing an innovative, content-based curriculum designed at the university level.

    Applicants should apply online at

    Special Instructions: Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2019.

    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching statement, describing teaching approach and philosophy. The statement should include reflections on how best to foster an inclusive learning environment with a diverse group of students and preceptors.
    4. Teaching materials: teaching-chart listing courses taught in reverse chronological order and representative syllabi
    5. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who can be contacted if the application is long-listed.

    Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

  • 20 Sep 2019 10:28 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic Language

    The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, renewable, nine-month, non-tenure-accruing position at the rank of Lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature, beginning August 16, 2020. For complete information about this position, including required qualifications and applications materials, please visit:

    The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution

  • 18 Sep 2019 11:21 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic

    The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Arabic literatures and cultures. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (our department offers the BA, MA, and PhD in Comparative Literature) and to the undergraduate Arabic Language minor. Requirements: PhD in hand by date of appointment, in Comparative Literature, Arabic, or related field; native or near-native ability in Arabic and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Start date: August 2020 preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the search is concluded. Visit our department website at

    Apply online at

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  • 31 Jul 2019 12:43 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Non-Core Faculty Position - Arabic Language Instruction

    Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) aims to recruit a teaching-oriented faculty member in Arabic Language. This is a full-time, three-year position that is eligible for renewal. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will be able to teach Modern Standard Arabic at all levels. We are particularly interested in hearing from colleagues with previous experience teaching Arabic to non-native and heritage language learners.

    Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Compensation and expatriate benefits packages are extremely competitive. GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty members at GU-Q are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund for various research opportunities.

    For more information on GU-Q, see . For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see: .

    Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials should be emailed to Please reference “Arabic Search” in the subject line. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

    Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Omar Khalifah, chairperson of the search committee, at:

    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

  • 22 Apr 2019 2:28 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a Senior Lecturer in Arabic. This is a full-time position with a five-year renewable term, to start September 1, 2019.

    The Senior Lecturer will act as the Language Program Director for Arabic, and is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the Arabic language program in NELC, including the supervision of language lecturers teaching in the program who are represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), and the supervision of graduate students teaching in the program as part of their PhD studies. In addition, the Senior Lecturer will serve as the departmental liaison with the University of Chicago Language Center, and in that role help the department develop strategies for curricular planning, pedagogical methods, and organization in all languages of instruction. The annual teaching load will be six language courses in Arabic, reduced to a minimum of four while serving as Program Director.

    The successful candidate must be able to function at the ACTFL superior-level proficiency of Modern Standard Arabic. An advanced degree in a related discipline and extensive teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level are required. Experience developing and teaching language courses and experience in curricular implementation is required. Applicants need to demonstrate the ability to design and articulate curricula across multiple sections and level and to work effectively with faculty members. The successful candidate will be the supervisor of unionized lecturers, with responsibility for directing and evaluating their work, and, if necessary, for corrective action. The Program Director also will oversee graduate student language teachers. In addition, the Program Director will manage all pedagogical, administrative, and financial aspects of the language program, and provide pedagogical training and mentoring to language lecturers and graduate students. In addition to the evaluation of lecturers in the Arabic language program, mandated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Senior Lecturer in Arabic may be called upon to perform evaluation duties for lecturers in other departments. This is an annual position: successful candidates must remain engaged with the program during all four academic quarters.

    To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter of interest; sample student teaching evaluations; a statement of teaching philosophy; a vision statement for the Arabic Program; sample syllabi; and the names and contact information of three references.

    Application deadline for all required materials is May 24, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact Amanda Young ( with any questions. Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

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    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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