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  • 11 Mar 2014 11:31 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)
    The Department of World Languages and Literatures in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track professor of the practice in French and Arabic beginning fall semester 2014. Two-year contract with possibility of subsequent three-year contract renewals. M.A. or equivalent in French or Arabic required; Ph.D. a plus. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of language and culture courses at the college level and with training in second language acquisition and pedagogy. Native or near-native proficiency in French, Arabic, and English required. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by April 15, 2014, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. Send cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, two letters of reference, and a photocopy of transcripts to Professor Marie-Luise Gaettens, Chair, World Languages and Literatures, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750236, Dallas TX 75275-0236. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
  • 27 Feb 2014 9:50 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)
    Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 17837

    The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-semester position in Arabic Studies at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning in August of 2014, with the possibility of an extension for an additional semester, spring of 2015. PhD (or ABD) in Arabic literature, Arabic linguistics or teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). Applicants must demonstrate interest in language pedagogy and teaching methodologies. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English. The successful candidate should also have a strong and demonstrated interest in liberal arts education. Teaching duties will include Arabic language courses at all levels and courses in literature or/and culture. The teaching load is six courses a year.

    Complete dossier should include at least three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of potential in teaching excellence (e.g. syllabi and teaching evaluations). To apply, please submit cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and any supplementary materials to

    Questions about the position should be addressed by email to: Prof. Martin Isleem at

    Bucknell University, an EEO Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

    Apply Here 
  • 18 Feb 2014 2:24 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The University of Pittsburgh seeks an instructor of Beginning Arabic (Modern Standard and Levantine) to teach in an intensive Summer Language Institute in Pittsburgh. Candidates must have a master's degree or higher in second-language acquisition, linguistics, or a closely related field; possess native or near-native proficiency in the target language; be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States; and have documented experience teaching the target language to adults. Preference will go to candidates who have taught in intensive language programs. Successful candidates will teach June 9 through August 1, 2014. 

    Applications must be received by: March 5, 2014

    Candidates should send a letter in English explaining their interest in and qualifications for an eight-week, intensive beginning Persian or Arabic program; a CV; contact information for two references–one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching experience; and student evaluation results, if available. Materials should be sent by email to:  Veronica Dristas (Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh)

  • 04 Feb 2014 12:19 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)
    Eckerd College invites applications for a position in the Arabic language.  Native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic and English is required, as is advanced training in a relevant area of Arabic Studies.  Doctors of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or candidates with all but dissertation (ABD) preferred.  Qualified candidates with Masters degrees will be considered.  Teaching load is five (5) courses per year, including elementary to advanced Arabic language.  The position is "Continuing Part-Time," renewable year-to-year, and paid a 5/7 share of a full salary with a full benefits package, which includes health care.  Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovation education and teaching/mentoring excellence.  Submit a letter of application, Curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts via  A digital video clip of classroom teaching, if available, and inquiries should be sent to Professor Eileen Mikals-Adachi at  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.  Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  Eckerd College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
  • 30 Jan 2014 4:05 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    (Position is OPEN RANK.  Tenure-Track and Tenured professors are welcome to apply.)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Persian literature and cultures.  While the specific area of specialization is open, the candidate must have a thorough knowledge of classical Persian literature from the eleventh century to the seventeenth century.  In addition, the candidate should show some familiarity with the broader historical and cultural contexts within which classical Persian literature developed, both within and beyond Iran.  The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014.  The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate level.  Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

    Ph.D. required by expected start date.

    Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is required.  Candidates for a tenured appointment should also evince intellectual leadership in the field and exhibit potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

    Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than March 31, 2014.
    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Teaching Statement
    • Research Statement
    Candidates for a tenure-track position are required to submit names and contact information of 3 to 5 references.  Three letters of recommendation are also required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.

    Tenure-Track applicants please apply using the following portal:

    Tenured applicants please apply using the following portal:

    Applications will be received only via the Harvard Employment website.

    Contact information:
    Professor Ali Asani
    Chair, Search Committee
  • 27 Dec 2013 1:59 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Requisition 188648

    2014/15 (B Term) Lecturer or Teaching Specialist: Arabic - DLI

    The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month appointment as Director of Language Instruction in Arabic for academic year 2014-15 (08/25/14 - 05/24/15). This is an annually renewable position at the rank of Lecturer or Teaching Specialist depending on qualifications.

    The position requires expertise in Arabic language instruction, as well as experience in directing a language program and curriculum development. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic is required.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. completed or be ABD in a field that ensures they have expertise in both Arabic language and language learning pedagogy by the start date of the appointment (08/25/14). Applicants who are ABD will be appointed as Teaching Specialists; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as a Lecturer.

    Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship and student development. Preference will be given to those who have experience administering an Arabic language program. Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly and/or creative work, evidence of their commitment to teaching and/or skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.

    Duties and responsibilities include teaching assigned language classes/sections (five courses over the 2014-15 academic year) in Arabic Language instruction; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; perform a supervisory role in the Arabic language program; participate in program governance as appropriate; and participate in the academic life of the department.

    The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota integrates, coordinates, and promotes the study of Asian languages, literature, and cultural texts of East, South, and Southeast Asia. Languages taught are Arabic, Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Hmong, Japanese, and Korean.

    We are interested in both the different historical and cultural conditions of these separate geographic regions of Asia (and various particularities within each) and in their interactions in regional and international arenas.

    In coordination with other academic units at the University, our department explores new interdisciplinary configurations in the study and teaching of Asian languages, literatures and cultures. ALL currently offers three years of modern Arabic. There are currently over 200 students enrolled in the various levels of the program. Please see the ALL website at

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please apply online via the Employment System at 

    Applications must be submitted electronically. Please click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to attach a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing training, teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness or a commitment to teaching in the form of copies of student evaluations and/or a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references who are capable of evaluating applicants teaching and research accomplishments. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

  • 10 Dec 2013 1:08 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Colgate University (MIST) announces an opening for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor position or a full-time Lecturer in the Arabic Language. This position may be renewed contingent upon excellent performance and institutional need. The successful candidate will join the university’s thriving Arabic program beginning in August 2014.


    • The appointee will teach five classes per academic year (3/2 or 2/3) at all levels (introductory to advanced) with a possibility of teaching one content-based course.
    • The successful candidate will contribute collaboratively to curriculum development in the program, advise students, and perform department and university service.


    • The appointee must have advanced training in a relevant area of Arabic studies at the time of appointment (Ph.D. preferred for the one-year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor position; ABD or MA for the Lecturer position).
    • The successful candidate must also have the following qualifications: native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect) and English;
    • experience in the latest trends in Arabic language pedagogy, curriculum design, and material development; and substantial classroom experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (MSA and a dialect) in an academic setting in a proficiency-based and communicative framework.

    How to apply:

    • Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and methods (and research program, if appropriate), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, tests, language-teaching materials, and copies of student evaluations.
    • These materials should be uploaded to
    • Each applicant should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference, which should be uploaded directly by the authors to
    • Questions may be sent to the Chair of the Arabic Search Committee, Mr. Nady Abdal-Ghaffar ( 

    Videos of teaching competence may be shared with Mr. Abdal-Ghaffar.

    Review of applications begins February 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. Visa assistance for international candidates may be available.

    Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

  • 08 Nov 2013 2:47 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The Arabic Program at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature/ Cultural Studies beginning Fall 2014 pending final administrative approval. Position is renewable for a second year if candidate demonstrates teaching excellence and/or continued administrative approval. Preference will be given to applicants with the PhD, but ABD's will be considered at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Teaching load is 3/2 and the candidate should be able to teach all levels of Arabic, although primary duties will be teaching upper-level courses including literature and culture courses in Arabic and English at the undergraduate level.

    Native or near-native fluency in MSA and English. Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV online to by December 2, 2013.

    If candidates are selected for the next stage of review, they will be asked to send additional supporting material. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

  • 06 Nov 2013 10:10 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Faculty Position in Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture, American University of Sharjah

    The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (subject to budgetary approval).

    Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment in the fields of Heritage and Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture, Classical Arabic Literature, Islamic Studies or other related areas. The selected candidate will be expected to teach courses on Arab and Islamic heritage and culture.

    Solid knowledge of the Arabic culture and heritage, and training in Western methodologies are essential. The language of instruction in this department is English, but native or near-native proficiency in Arabic is required. Preference will be given to dynamic applicants with good research record and experience at the university level in a liberal arts environment.

    AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies is a growing department with a minor in Arabic Language and Literature and an MA in Translation Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the expanding agenda of the department dealing with the teaching of Arabic Heritage.

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of application highlighting experience and accomplishments of relevance, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research, and the names and contact details of three references. The deadline for submitting applications is December 10, 2013. Review of the applications and interviews of the applicants (by phone and/or in person) will start immediately after that date. The anticipated start date of the position is September 2014. Application materials should be sent by email to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, email:

  • 28 Oct 2013 1:14 PM | Ali Kimbrell (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, 2014. 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.

    Requirements: Native or Near-Native fluency in Standard Arabic and English, PhD in hand by appointment date, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in innovative undergraduate teaching.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, CV, and proof of undergraduate teaching excellence to:

    Three reference letters should be sent to Claudia Esposito, Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA 02125-3393 or  For full consideration, application materials are due by the review date, November 15, 2013.

    UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer.

    Apply Here:

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