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  • 31 Aug 2017 11:31 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Arabic Studies program at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected. Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are essential, as is a rigorous scholarly agenda. The teaching load is 2-2 plus a January course every other year. The college and the program value teaching and research equally highly, and will expect the new colleague to contribute to the ongoing process of building our vibrant Arabic Studies program.

    Arabic Studies is especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about contributing to the rich and diverse intellectual life of a campus made up of colleagues and students from widely varying backgrounds. Individuals from groups that are underrepresented in academia are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Applications are due no later than September 20, 2017 and should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidate’s promise as a teacher. In the letter of application, we ask that candidates speak to their ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All materials should be addressed to Gail Newman, Chair, and must be submitted through Interfolio at Email and paper applications will not be accepted. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

    Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

  • 05 Jul 2017 11:38 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    School of Humanities

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

    The School of Humanities (SoH), NTU Singapore, pursues disciplinary excellence as well as promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking, research, as well as communication skills to enable them to realise their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.

    The Centre currently offers electives in 16 languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Russian, Singapore Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Vietnamese) and there are plans to increase the number of languages offered. The Centre places great importance on enhancing the intercultural knowledge and skills of the learners as well as their linguistic competence. For further information about the current Modern Language Electives, please refer to the following website:

    Lecturer in Arabic (3 years renewable contract)

    We are seeking an experienced lecturer capable of teaching introductory to advanced Arabic to tertiary students. Knowledge in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies is preferred. Candidates should have proven track-record in teaching, curriculum design, multimedia course materials development and knowledge of new technologies in language instruction. The position is offered on a three-year renewable contract basis.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Postgraduate qualification in one or more of: Second Language Acquisition, Arabic Linguistics, Teaching Arabic as a Second Language
    • Native proficiency in written and spoken Arabic

    • Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Arabic preferably at tertiary level
    • Experience in developing Arabic language materials, including e-learning materials
    • Experience with multimedia and computer-based instructional technologies
    • Ability to coordinate large courses
    • Good command of English


    Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions ( of Service for Academic Appointments.

    Application Procedure

    To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and contact details of at least three referees] to:

    Centre for Modern Languages

    School of Humanities

    Nanyang Technological University

    14 Nanyang Drive, #02-19 (CML)

    Singapore 637332

    Fax: (65) 6795 4710


    Closing date for applications: 31 July 2017

    Only successful candidates will be notified.

  • 31 May 2017 8:19 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Arabic Instructor (Iraqi Dialect) - Germany

    Culmen International is a US Government contractor currently recruiting for an Arabic and Iraqi Language Instructor (Modern Standard Arabic and Iraqi Dialect—Baghdadi Variant, candidate must be able to teach both the dialect and language). Start date is Mid-May 2017.


    • Ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend English at a 2+ level.
    • Instructor will teach up to 8 adult students 6-7 hours per day up to 35 weeks per year.
    • Ability to teach students to read, write, speak and understand to a level 3 (US Government Interagency Language Roundtable) Modern Standard Arabic and Iraqi Dialect.
    • Ability to write and provide sample lesson plans and a syllabus.
    • Ability to qualify to obtain a German work permit.
    • Ability to qualify for an NACI clearance.
    • Provide sample lesson plans, copies of diplomas and certifications, and contact information for references.


    • Must have taught Arabic or Iraqi in the past 5 yrs.
    • Must have lived in an Arabic speaking country after the age of 18.
    • Must have 5+ years of experience teaching adult learners of Modern Standard Arabic and/or Iraqi Dialect.


    • Master’s Degree in teaching, languages, or a related subject.



    • Germany

    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.

  • 02 May 2017 10:46 AM | Julie Graham

    The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University wishes to identify individuals interested in temporary full-time or part-time Teaching Associate or Visiting Lecturer positions to teach Arabic Language. The successful candidate will have professional teaching experience in higher education, and native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English.  Preference will be given to candidates with a B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in the target language or linguistics, Foreign Language Education or a related field. Level of appointment (Teaching Associate/Visiting Lecturer) will be based upon academic credentials and prior teaching experience.  Interested candidates should submit electronically to 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae in English, and 3) the names, addresses and phone numbers of two references. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2017.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Visa expedition funds are not available for this position.  Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

  • 11 Apr 2017 3:26 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    English Language Subject Matter Expert

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    SGI Global is looking for an English Language Instructor for an upcoming development project in the West Bank and Jordan. The emphasis of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Security Sector Reform Program (SSRP) is to develop and support the PA institutions needed to oversee, support, and maintain the PA Security Forces (PASF) and other PA-related justice and corrections functions. The English Language Instructor (English to Arabic) shall establish and conduct "English as a Second Language" training in the West Bank.

    Location of Duties: West Bank

    General Responsibilities:

    • Establish "English as a Second Language" training curriculum
    • Conduct "English as a Second Language" training courses at CTI
    • Support the INL/USSC in the development of a PASF-wide English language development program.

    Key Requirements:

    • Two to five (2-5) years of experience as an English language instructor at the university level or at a language-training institute.
    • Shall possess an FSI Language Proficient Rating of S5/R5 in English and Arabic
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • High level of verbal and written communication skills
    • Frequent travel to the West Bank is expected
    • Ability to pass the pre-employment screening, medical, psychological, physical fitness
    • Ability to obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification.

    SGI Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

  • 30 Mar 2017 12:26 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago announces a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. Lecturers teach two classes of various levels of Arabic in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students and are expected to contribute to the planning of the curriculum. Applicants must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and experience at the college level teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Ph.D. is desirable but not required. 

    To apply to this position you must submit a cover letter along with a brief description of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted, if available. All application items except letters of recommendation may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at for posting 03297. Letters should be submitted either through the Academic Career Opportunities website or via email to 

    Review of applications will begin on 28 April and will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.  

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request. 

  • 19 Mar 2017 12:13 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Mount Holyoke College

    Five College Visiting Lecturer in Arabic
    Asian Studies Program

    Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative invite applications for a full-time, one-year visiting lecturer position in Arabic language beginning July 1, 2017. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, English, and at least one Arabic dialect. Master’s degree or above in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, culture, Arabic Studies, or a relevant field is required.

    The successful candidate will teach five courses during the academic year at Mount Holyoke and at least one other campus of the Five College Consortium. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching Arabic language with the proficiency-communicative approach at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

    Applications must be made on-line at Complete applications include a

    1. cover letter,
    2. curriculum vitae,
    3. statement of teaching philosophy,
    4. a statement about mentoring a diverse student body,
    5. teaching evaluations from three recent courses (uploaded as one document), and
    6. contact information for three references uploaded in the field marked “Other Document” (formal letters will be required at the finalist stage).

    In addition, we will request samples of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, teaching plans, exams, handouts, etc.) from selected finalists. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

    Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

  • 19 Mar 2017 12:11 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

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  • 19 Jan 2017 12:30 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer, Arabic
    Rollins College
    Winter Park, Florida

    The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Rollins College invites applications for a one-year (renewable appointment) full-time lecturer position beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching beginning and intermediate-level classes in Arabic; tutoring students of Arabic, including independent studies; and teaching four classes per year for the Middle Eastern and North African Studies program in the candidate's area of expertise. Teaching load is 4-4, with half the courses in Arabic and the remaining courses contributing to the Middle Eastern and North African Studies minor.


    • Master of Arts in Arabic, linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies or related field; Ph.D. preferred
    • Native or near-native language skills in Arabic with fluency in one or more dialects
    • Training in second-language pedagogy
    • Experience teaching at the U.S. university level and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second-language curricula

    Founded in 1885, Rollins College is a highly selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Florida’s oldest recognized college, Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report.

    Rollins College offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health coverage, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution and full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

    Interested candidates may apply online through the Rollins College employment website.
    Apply link:

    Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

  • 13 Dec 2016 7:55 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic at Johns Hopkins University

    The Center for Language Education at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic for the Academic Year 2017-2018.

    Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a total of 12 contact hours per week.

    Minimum qualifications are:
    -M.A. in Arabic Studies (with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics or a closely related field)
    -Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English
    -At least 3 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the university level.
    -Strong grounding in communicative and proficiency-oriented teaching
    -Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
    -Must currently be eligible to be employed in the U.S.

    Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials via Interfolio at by March 1, 2017, and include:
    -Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
    -Curriculum vitae
    -Names and email addresses only of three references
    -A video demonstration of your teaching including an introduction of yourself in English and Arabic at the beginning of the video. (We do not accept DVDs by surface mail. A YouTube link address with password is acceptable.)

    Your application is not considered complete until all four items above have been submitted. Please do not submit materials other than those listed via Interfolio, otherwise your application will not be considered.

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