American Association of Teachers of Arabic


Tenure-Track Position, University of Michigan

01 Oct 2013 12:55 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

The University of Michigan

Department of Near Eastern Studies

Announcement of Tenure-Track Position

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan is seeking to fill a position in Arabic Studies at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor, beginning September 2014. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment. Candidates must already hold the PhD and are expected to have native or near-native proficiency in both Arabic and English. Candidates must produce evidence of substantial, innovative research in their fields of specialization. Those candidates whose teaching and research focus on religious and cultural movements and trends in the contemporary Arab world, and on Islamic law in particular, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with an active interest in areas pertaining to Arabic language study and curriculum. Of particular interest to our department at this time is a candidate who, in addition to teaching courses in English in these fields, would also regularly offer advanced courses in Arabic on these topics, and would be involved in these and other ways in contributing to the Arabic language curriculum. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s training and experience. Please send a cover letter with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, and a curriculum vitae to:

Arabic and Islamic studies Search Chair
Department of Near Eastern Studies
The University of Michigan
4111 Thayer building
202 South Thayer Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

Candidates at the level of assistant professor should send three letters of recommendation; those at the associate level should send a list of references. Letters may be forwarded to the above address or to lsa-nes-search@umich.edu.  The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Review of applications will begin right away and will continue until the position is filled.

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