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  • 19 Oct 2015 2:39 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at The George Washington University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Arabic. This position is a non-tenure accruing 3-year renewable contractual appointment starting as early as the fall 2016 semester. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Basic qualifications: Applicants must have native or near native fluency in Arabic and English; and should have a clear research agenda as demonstrated by publications, works in progress and/or presentations, as well as promise of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer reviews, or supervisor’s comments. Applicants must be able to teach the Arabic language, including a spoken dialect, at all proficiency levels, and have experience in using instructional technology. Applicants must have a PhD in Arabic or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed all requirements for the PhD by the date of appointment.

    Applicants should complete an online application and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representative sample of written scholarly work, statement of teaching philosophy, sample of recent student course evaluations, and at least three samples of course syllabi and exams. Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to, or physically mailed to Arabic Search Search, George Washington University, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, 801 22nd St NW, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent pending final budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

    The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

  • 07 Oct 2015 4:18 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Arabic

    The Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Arabic language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching nine quarter-long language courses.

    Experience teaching Arabic and native fluency or its equivalent in Arabic is required. Masters degree in Arabic language or a closely related area is required; Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or Middle East studies is preferred. The capability to teach a colloquial Arabic variety (especially Maghrebi/North African Arabic) is highly desirable.  

    Demonstrated ability to teach a second language offered in Northwestern’s MENA program, particularly Persian, is desirable as an additional qualification. 

    Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and names and email addresses of three professional references (at least two must be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities) electronically via the MENA website: For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2015. 

    MENA offers an undergraduate major, minor, and a PhD certificate program, and features both topics courses in a range of disciplines and a dynamic team of language instructors in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.  In the Arabic curriculum, we stress both written and communicative (speaking) aspects of the language. The Arabic program features both a four-year sequence in modern standard Arabic and electives in Egyptian and Levantine colloquial Arabic, media Arabic, and advanced poetry and prose with the opportunity to develop additional curricula.

    The Program in Middle East and North African Studies is committed to a diverse faculty, both in terms of gender diversity and ethnic and racial diversity, as understood both in the United States and the Middle East region. We encourage women and ethnic, racial, and religious minorities to apply.

    AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

  • 07 Oct 2015 10:49 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    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 2016. The initial appointment is for three years and may be renewed contingent upon the quality of performance. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Arabic or related field (Islamic Studies and/or Middle Eastern Studies), native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; proficiency in English; and teaching experience with adult learners. Desired qualifications are as follows: Ph.D. in Arabic or a related field; a commitment to promoting diversity and a willingness to work with underrepresented groups; 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: The position involves 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 successful candidate will contribute to the significant interest in Islamic Studies elsewhere in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including Anthropology, Global, International, and Area Studies, History, and Religious Studies. The College has been building expertise in this area, and this hire aims to provide the linguistic support for a thematic cluster in Islamic Studies, along with two other positions in the Departments of History and Religious Studies.

    The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. We offer an MA in Spanish with a track in English-Spanish translation studies; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; additional minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, Russian and Film Studies; beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic, Farsi, and Portuguese; a graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a Certificate in Business Language; online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.

    As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.

    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 November 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at and should include a cover letter, CV, and a sample syllabus. A short video of the applicant teaching may also be included. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, addressed to Professor Carlos Coria, Chair, Arabic Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Professor Ann González

  • 25 Sep 2015 2:23 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position in Arabic at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016 as part of its Language Flagship program. The Language Flagship is a national initiative that prepares global professionals and provides extensive resources for the teaching of Arabic language and culture, thus attracting some of the brightest students on campus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic (MSA and at least one dialect), and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in modern literature and/or cultural studies. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes courses in Arabic language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level.  Salary and internal funding opportunities are competitive.

    This is a joint position in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (MLLL) and the Department of International and Area Studies (IAS).  IAS, located in the growing College of International Studies, has a thriving program in Middle East Studies that has attracted growing national recognition.  OU, a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, the Fred Jones Museum of Art, and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Norman, OK has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. For information about MLLL, please visit  For information about IAS, please go to  

    Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample.  To receive full consideration, applicants should submit materials electronically at

    Review of aplications will begin October 20, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

  • 21 Sep 2015 12:24 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Responsible for classroom instruction and management

    • Prepare course objectives and outlines for course of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements set by the School Board and State.
    • Instruct demonstrate, and use audiovisual teaching aids to present subject matter to class.
    • Coordinate class field trips.
    • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
    • Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
    • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
    • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupils progress and interpret the school program.
    • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
    • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
    • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.

    Required experience:

    • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university (or equivalent: 1 year)
    Resume: Apply online at

    Contact #: 734-369-9500 EXT: 0476

  • 17 Sep 2015 1:01 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Arabic Language and Literature. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2016, with teaching duties beginning in September 2016. Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and English as well as a Ph.D in hand by the time of appointment.

    Area of specialty is open. Duties will include teaching Arabic language at all levels and courses in literature, joining the rotation of faculty directors for our study-abroad program in Rabat, Morocco, and working closely with colleagues to expand the Arabic language and literature curriculum. The teaching load is four courses per year.

    Applicants should submit via Interfolio ( a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (up to 25 pages). Three recommenders should submit letters to Interfolio separately.

    Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect preliminary interviews to take place at the MESA conference in November and by Skype for those unable to attend the conference. Questions should be directed to Mr. Gerard Bohlen at Gerard.F.Bohlen@Dartmouth.Edu.

    Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

  • 29 Jun 2015 2:24 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Full-Time Lecturer/ Teaching Specialist in Arabic, University of Minnesota

    The Arabic program at the University of Minnesota is seeking a qualified, dynamic instructor of Arabic with an interest in program building and professional development. The Arabic program at the University of Minnesota is a dynamic and growing program located in the Department of Asian Languages & Literatures, where all language programs focus on intensive language instruction alongside courses on literature, film, and cultural expression more broadly speaking. We offer three levels of intensive Modern Standard Arabic; colloquial Arabic; and courses in Arabic literature and poetry, framed by language partnerships, conversation tables and cultural events. The position will be full-time; start date 8/31/2015. Candidates with an M.A. degree will be appointed as Teaching Specialist; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed as Lecturer.

    All applications should be submitted online. Applicants are requested to upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials and the contact details of three professional references on the University of Minnesota Employment website,  

    Duties and responsibilities: Teach assigned language classes; keep office hours; prepare course materials; prepare and grade exams; engage in curriculum development; participate in professional development opportunities (trainings, workshops, presentations).

    Required qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent in Arabic or related field, including but not limited to Arabic linguistics, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, or Education. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Strong English language communication skills. Min. 2 years university-level teaching experience in the Arabic language. Demonstrated ability to lead communicative, student-centered classrooms. Collegiality and ability to work in a team.

  • 29 Apr 2015 10:38 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    One-year Renewable Instructor of Arabic
    The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at the
    University of Oklahoma seeks applications for a full-time instructor of Arabic to start August 16, 2015 (arrival in Norman, Oklahoma by August 2)- May 15, 2016, renewable. Teaching load is three courses per semester, primarily from Beginning to Intermediate. The successful candidate will be a team player in terms of pedagogical approach using the communicative method and participating in extra-curricular activities associated with the Arabic Flagship Program. Pay and benefits are competitive; Norman, OK is often cited as one of the most desirable cities of its size in the U.S. in terms of cost of living and amenities.

    Requirements: Master’s degree in a related field at the time of appointment (e.g. Arabic language, linguistics, or applied linguistics) and familiarity with instructional technology and online resources.

    Preferred: Familiarity with content-based and domain-based instruction; ACTFL and ILR standards; and assessment protocols.

    To apply: Please send/have sent electronically a cover letter; curriculum vitae; transcripts; statement of teaching philosophy; full sets of recent teaching evaluations; and three letters of recommendation under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field to Dr. Mohammad Al-Masri (, Director of Arabic Flagship. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution  

  • 10 Apr 2015 2:50 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The University of California, Davis Classics Program announces a lecturer position to teach Arabic in a growing program.  

    Primary duties are to teach eight (8) courses over three quarters, with the possibility of renewal.  In addition to teaching duties, the instructor must hold a minimum of three regularly scheduled office hours per week to provide students with the opportunity for consultation outside of the classroom. 

    Applicant must have a M.A. or a PhD. or be A.B.D, in Arabic or related field.  Applicant should have experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic as a second language at the college level and the ability to teach one colloquial dialect of Arabic.  Appointment dates are July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience. 

    For full consideration, please apply by May 1, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.  All materials and information should be submitted electronically. To apply, go to the following URL: The following materials are required when applying:  Please send a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Arabic instruction, a CV, two sets of evaluations, sample tests and quizzes,a video of one complete class at the beginner or intermediate level, a copy of the teaching material that is used in the class and three letters of reference. 

    This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.  The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.  UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus.  Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

  • 07 Apr 2015 3:21 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Associate School Inspectors - Adjunct positions

    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory body of the Government of Dubai and is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. The Dubai Schools Inspections Bureau (DSIB) evaluates the performance of schools and the outcomes for students against the best performing countries in the world. DSIB provides the Government of Dubai and the wider public with an accurate and detailed view of the quality of private education in Dubai.

    About the position
    DSIB is seeking bilingual (English/Arabic) professionals with subject expertise in Arabic, Islamic Education, Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies or Special Educational Needs to conduct school inspections.  Applicants should have experience and knowledge of different curricula; for example UK, US Common Core, French or International Baccalaureate (IB).

    Inspections taking place over the academic year from September to April. Successful applicants are asked to commit to the number of weeks of inspection. KHDA then enter into contractual arrangements with Associate Inspectors for an agreed number of inspections.

    Successful candidates will undertake lead or team inspector roles, in adherence with the DSIB framework and guidelines. This will include the responsibility for high quality:

    • Pre-inspection analysis
    • On-site inspection
    • Collection of evidence
    • Written reports

    Inspectors are paid on a highly competitive daily rate. Transportation and accommodation are provided in Dubai.

    DSIB will provide training and development. We take a ‘hand on’ approach from day one and you can expect regular reviews as we work with you to develop and adapt your inspection skills to the Dubai context.

    How to apply
    Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments to: 

    • Cover letter expressing interest in the Inspector position within particular subject area.
    • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Names of three referees together with email contact details and phone numbers
      (Referees will be contacted with the successful candidate’s permission)

    For additional information about KHDA and DSIB visit our website at 

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