American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Assistant Professor of Arabic, Univ of Mass, Boston

13 Jan 2020 12:49 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

Assistant Professor of Arabic
University of Massachusetts Boston

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literatures or Cultural Studies, beginning September 1, 2020. Knowledge of the Eastern Mediterranean and modern Middle East from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective strongly preferred. Must be able to supervise and teach in the Arabic language program, as well as develop and teach courses in English within a field of specialization that would enrich the MLLC department’s course offerings. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester.


  • Native or Near-Native fluency in Standard Arabic and English.
  • PhD in hand by appointment date.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in innovative undergraduate teaching.

Application instructions:

  • Interested applicants should submit application materials online. Please upload current curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a statement of research interests and teaching experience and contact information for three online reference letters.
  • Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled, but the review of applications will begin on February 7, 2020.
  • For information please contact the chair of the search committee Alex DesForges at

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

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