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  • 12 Sep 2016 2:13 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Washington Language Center is a Small, Veteran Owned Business (SVOB) that provides US Government, military, and multi-national corporations with high quality language and cultural training, testing, translation and interpreting services. WLC operates over 80 global and minority languages. WLC delivers tailored and cost-effective language training to client needs through agile practices. Training services are adaptable to one-on-one, small to large group learning, as well as virtual distance learning. WLC instructors and cultural presenters are native speakers who are highly trained in communicative teaching methods, multi-lingual, and multi-culturally competent. We match client training needs with our instructors’ expertise so that complex subject matter can be covered with confidence.

    Job Summary: The Egyptian, Gulf, or Jerusalem Dialect Arabic Language & Culture Instructor II will work onsite at the School of Language Studies (SLS) at the US Department of State’s (DOS) Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in Arlington, VA. FSI provides foreign language training, testing and other language support services to DOS employees and other government agencies in over 70 foreign languages. Enrollments in the school surpass 2000 students annually including up to 1000 distance learning enrollments.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Plan and/or conduct small and/or large group language classes using a wide variety of language teaching methodologies and techniques, stressing speaking, listening comprehension, and reading skills.
    • Participate in non-classroom activities in the Washington area as well as language immersions.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to participate in and support, on a part-time basis, the development of language training materials or SLS-relevant reference materials, including but not limited to text, audio, video, and technology-based media.
    • As needed and on a part-time basis, assist with testing for language proficiency examinations, interacting with the examinee in the instructor's native language or language in which the instructor has near-native proficiency.

    Required Qualifications:

    1. A minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching adult learners the foreign language they will be providing to FSI in a classroom setting (2 or more students).
    2. BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D., or foreign equivalent degree(s) in any field.
    3. A minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching foreign language with proficiency-based or task-based curricula.
    4. A minimum of one (1) year of experience administering proficiency-based assessments (i.e., DLPT, ACTFL, OPI, etc.)
    5. A minimum English proficiency level of a 2:2 on the ILR proficiency scale.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    1. BS/BA or MS/MA or foreign equivalent degree in relevant language education field preferred.
    2. Experience developing foreign language instructional materials and/or curricula preferred.
    3. Experience teaching with the communicative approach preferred.
    4. Experience incorporating a variety of educational technology in teaching preferred.
    5. Experience teaching blending learning activities valued.
    6. Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued.
    7. Experience administering proficiency-based assessments valued.
    8. Experience teaching with vocabulary-based language learning materials valued.
    9. Experience delivering training targeted to needs of diplomatic community valued.
    10. Possess independently-obtained work authorization with a minimum of one year remaining in US employment eligibility.

    Clearance: National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI), background check
    Location: The School of Language Studies (SLS) at the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Arlington, Virginia
    Job Type: Full Time
    Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes benefits.
    To apply: go to our careers website at or send your resume and cover letter to

  • 09 Sep 2016 10:18 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Brandeis University, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, invites applications for a full-time, renewable lectureship in Arabic language beginning Fall 2017.  The Department seeks a dedicated, meticulous, and passionate Arabist willing to contribute to the long-term quality, stability, and development of the Arabic program at Brandeis, particularly at the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction.  Arabic courses at Brandeis service a wide range of student interests and programs, most notably the undergraduate Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program and Brandeis’ graduate program in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations.  The successful candidate must be able to employ an effective proficiency-based approach, including a rigorous and systematic approach to Arabic grammar.

    In addition to fluency in English, the successful candidate will have: (1) native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Modern Standard Arabic, combined with an enthusiasm for teaching MSA as a dynamic and vibrant living language; (2) a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Arabic language and/or literature, language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field; and, (3) a demonstrated record of excellence in university-level Arabic instruction.  Length of initial contract will depend on experience and will be subject to renewal, normally on a multi-year basis, contingent upon performance and the continuing needs of the Arabic program.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Interested candidates should submit the following to AcademicJobsOnline at a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, representative student evaluations, and three letters of recommendation.  Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.  First consideration will be given to candidates whose complete application files are received by October 25, 2016.

  • 18 Aug 2016 11:42 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer in Modern Standard Arabic beginning August 2017. Required qualifications: Significant graduate work beyond the master's degree in Arabic or a related field (Islamic Studies and/or Middle Eastern Studies); native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; proficiency in English; teaching experience with adult learners; and commitment to promoting diversity and working with underrepresented groups. Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic or a related field; experience with program building; interest and experience in translating and interpreting; ability to incorporate Arabic film into the curriculum and/or contribute to our minor in Francophone Studies.

    Job duties: teaching first and second year Modern Standard Arabic as well as occasional courses at the upper level in language or culture, growing the Arabic program, and contributing to service activities in the Department, the community and the profession.

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral-extensive urban university committed to excellence in research and teaching. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.

    Screening of applications will begin October 17, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. See the complete position description and apply online at

  • 01 Aug 2016 2:30 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer: Arabic
    The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a one-year full-time position in Modern Standard Arabic at the rank of Lecturer. The appointment is from September 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. Native or near-native command of Standard Arabic required, knowledge of one or more dialects desirable. M.A. or Ph.D. preferred. Prior language teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be teaching first, second or third-year classes (a total of 12 hours of classroom contact per week per semester).
    Applicant must apply online at Applicants are required to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; samples of language-teaching materials you have created (preferably in .pdf or .doc format), and contact information for at least three references whom we may contact via phone or email. If you have videos of your teaching, or student evaluations, these may also be included in your application. Review of applications will begin on August 28, 2016. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

  • 29 Jul 2016 10:27 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)


    The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan invites applicants for a full-time position as Coordinator and Lecturer III in Arabic Language, to begin September 1, 2017, pending final budget approval. The Coordinator will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty teaching first through third-year Arabic language. Responsibilities include 6-9 instructional hours per week, active leadership in curricular and program affairs, student advising, and supervision of program faculty (including mentorship for new faculty). This is a non-tenure-track, university-year appointment for an initial three-year period. The appointment is renewable for an additional multi-year period, contingent upon successful performance reviews.

    Required qualifications are an advanced degree (PhD strongly preferred) in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching or equivalent, native or near-native fluency in Standard Arabic, a dialect of Arabic, and English, and extensive experience in teaching various levels of Arabic, at the postsecondary level, using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology.

    Desired qualifications include previous experience in program coordination, teacher training and materials development; OPI certification; an ability and interest in teaching advanced level courses in Arabic; experience with flipped classrooms; and experience with teaching Arabic using an integrated curriculum of fuSHa and colloquial (as currently represented by the 3rd edition of Al-Kitaab).

    Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

    Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at You will be required to upload 1) a letter of interest, 2) current cv, 3) names and email addresses for three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 5) evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations, etc.) and 6) a video (or link to a video) of the candidate teaching Arabic, with 7) a narrative to contextualize the teaching demonstration and relate it to the statement of teaching philosophy. Applications without a teaching video and accompanying narrative will not be considered.

    All materials must be received by November 10, 2016. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Union Affiliation

    This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

    Background Screening

    The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  • 30 Jun 2016 12:43 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Arabic Teacher

    Work Location:  Grossmont Union High School District, El Cajon Valley High School

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    Deadline to Apply: Until Filled

  • 30 Jun 2016 12:07 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Tarbiyah Academy (Elkridge, Maryland)

    Tarbiyah Academy, a new K-6 International Baccalaureate Candidate school in Maryland is seeking 2 dynamic and committed Arabic teachers (preferably certified) for their K-6 grade classes. Teachers should have experience teaching ASL (Arabic as a Second Language). Please apply online on our website (


  • 28 Jun 2016 4:49 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer of Arab Culture/Society and Arabic Language

    The University of Southern California’s interdisciplinary Middle East Studies Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, is seeking to hire a full-time, teaching-track lecturer to teach courses on Arab state/society/culture and Arabic language. The position will commence in August 2017.

    Requirements: Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline with a focus on the MENA region; native or near-native fluency in Arabic; demonstrated ability to teach Arabic language (including one colloquial dialect).

    In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: Please submit a letter of interest, C.V., and recent teaching evaluations. Review of files will begin on 15 October, 2016. For more information please contact Ms. Renee Almassizadeh at

    USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

  • 13 Jun 2016 4:44 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)


    The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year, contractually-limited term appointment in Modern Standard Arabic Language. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will begin on July 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2018.

    The successful candidate must have native or near-native speaker's competence in Arabic, and will have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in Linguistics, Arabic Language and Literature, or a related field by the time of their appointment. The candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by student course evaluations, teaching awards, and/or pedagogically innovative curricular materials and strong endorsements from referees. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to an expanding program in Arabic Studies, and will be expected to teach Modern Standard Arabic in its cultural contexts at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as the excitement of working with a diverse student population.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests together with a curriculum vitae and teaching dossier/portfolio (i.e., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, description of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applications on June 24, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on letterhead via email directly to Professor Timothy P. Harrison, at

    For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit our home page at:

    The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • 10 Jun 2016 1:33 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Position Announcement: Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in Arabic
    World Languages and Cultures
    College of Arts and Sciences
    American University

    The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2015-2016. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 29, 2016.

    Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree. Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to Arabic will be considered. The position will require the incumbent to teach five to six undergraduate courses per year in Arabic, including, but not limited to, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic language courses. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

    Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Kim Pulford, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2394 or if you have any questions.

    Established in 1925 the College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at 

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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