American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Position in Classical/Medieval Arabic Literature, American University of Sharjah

18 Oct 2017 7:03 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

Position in Classical/Medieval Arabic Literature

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in classical or medieval Arabic literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the Fall 2018.  A PhD in Arabic studies is required, with a specialization in a genre, era or regional focus (Umayyad, Abbasid, Al-Andalus, the Arab Gulf) of classical or medieval Arabic literature. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential.

Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.

AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,600 students of more than 90 nationalities. American University of Sharjah (AUS) is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is also accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the department will be a distinct advantage. The teaching load at the American University of Sharjah is 3/3.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of referees to be sent to:

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 19, 2017.

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