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  • 30 Apr 2020 9:24 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Middlebury College: Part-time Teaching Assistant in Arabic

    The Department of Arabic at Middlebury College seeks to hire a part-time (20 hours per week) one-year Teaching Assistant (TA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position starts in late August 2020 and ends in late May 2021. Superior language proficiency in both Modern Standard Arabic and English is required, and native or native-like proficiency in one Arabic dialect is strongly preferred. A BA degree is required.

    The successful candidate will work closely with the Arabic faculty and students to support the academic mission of the program. The TA’s responsibilities include the following: (a) living throughout the academic year in the Arabic House with 5 undergraduate student residents where Arabic is used as the language of communication, (b) attending the almost daily Arabic language lunch tables, (c) organizing co-curricular cultural activities and Arabic movie screenings, (d) holding weekly office hours for Arabic students, and (e) occasionally substituting for Arabic instructors when they are away at conferences.

    This part-time position is best suited for a recent university graduate with knowledge of basic issues related to teaching Arabic to non-native speakers and familiarity with the learning needs of learners of Arabic as a foreign language. If the hired TA is not a US citizen, he/she must enroll in, and successfully complete, a minimum of one course per semester. The TA will not be charged tuition for these courses. TAs are also covered under the College’s student health plan at no cost. TAs dine at the College’s dining halls at no cost as well.

    Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, interested applicants must submit an application letter, an updated CV, and a BA diploma. On the application letter, applicants should explicitly indicate reasons for their interest in the position as well as any relevant experience related to the job. Potential candidates will be interviewed via Zoom. Letters of recommendations will be solicited from interviewed candidates only. Proof of English proficiency will also be requested from interviewed candidates only. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Usama Soltan, chair of the Department of Arabic, at Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

    Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here:

    To apply, please follow this link:


  • 06 Feb 2020 2:16 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENA) program at Bowdoin College seeks to hire an Arabic content specialist to serve as a key leader in the development of an online library of digital resources for students studying Arabic at different levels. Working collaboratively with MENA faculty, the Content Specialist will be responsible for selecting, translating and vowelling, when appropriate, Arabic literary and historical texts.

    Review the position description, qualifications, and submit your application here:


  • 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.

    The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

  • 13 Jan 2020 12:46 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Harvard University
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

    Position Description:The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a full-time position as Preceptor in Arabic language to begin July 1, 2020. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per academic year as well as active participation in curricular development, and training and supervising teaching fellows. This is a non-tenure track appointment for an initial three-year period, renewable for up to a total of eight years contingent upon successful performance review.

    Basic Qualifications: Required qualifications are an advanced degree in Arabic, Applied Linguistics, second-language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, or a closely relevant field; native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one dialect of Arabic, and English; and extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in college-level Arabic language teaching.

    Additional Qualifications: The successful applicant should have native or near- native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and one dialect, be able to teach modern Arabic at any level, elementary through advanced, and be well trained in the issues of teaching Arabic as a foreign language.

    Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than February 15, 2020.

    1. Letter of application
    2. CV
    3. One-page statement of teaching philosophy, which should include (though not be confined to) reflections on how to teach students of diverse backgrounds and how to foster an inclusive atmosphere in the classroom.
    4. Two sample syllabi
    5. Link to a 20-minute teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS portal
    6. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.

    Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Contact Information: Soma Roy, NELC, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Contact Email:

  • 01 Jan 2020 1:18 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Lecturer in Arabic

    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is seeking a lecturer in Arabic, beginning on August 15, 2020 for a full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month position. This appointment may be renewable, subject to performance, department needs, and available funding. The preferred candidate will have formal training in the teaching of foreign language and specifically in the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language.

    The successful candidate will have the ability to teach elementary through advanced Modern Standard Arabic courses, as well as any of the languages taught in the department (e.g., French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) at the elementary level or higher.

    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses (12 credit hours per semester), meeting with students during regular weekly office hours, and collaborating with the program director on course and curriculum development. Superior proficiency in Arabic, intermediate proficiency in the secondary language, and a solid knowledge of English are required.

    Qualifications include a commitment to excellence in Arabic language pedagogy, a minimum of one year of college-level teaching experience, and a Ph.D. in Arabic literature or linguistics, or a related field, in hand by July 31, 2020.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by January 31, 2020

    The application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio:

  • 12 Dec 2019 1:16 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Two Lecturers in Arabic Language

    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applicants for two full-time positions as Lecturer in Arabic Language to begin in fall 2020.

    The successful candidates will be expected to teach some combination of Modern Standard Arabic at all levels and advanced Arabic dialect courses (at least one candidate must be able to teach Levantine Arabic), for a total of six to eight units a year, and will contribute to growing the Arabic program through involvement in curriculum development and extracurricular activities, like the Arabic Table and cultural events.

    Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

    We are seeking candidates who hold an M.A. in teaching Arabic as a foreign language or a related field, such as Arabic literature, with native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic. A record of excellence in teaching Arabic as a foreign language is required, as is up-to-date knowledge of second language acquisition teaching methodologies. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate success as a co-teacher and have experience integrating technology into the classroom.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Interested applicants should upload the following to by February 1,2020:
    1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) contact information for three references.

    Finalists may be interviewed by phone or Skype.

    Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • 25 Nov 2019 10:19 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Classics at Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time Teaching Professor in Arabic language and culture with the rank of visiting assistant teaching professor to begin August 25, 2020. The initial position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching some courses in Arabic civilization (in English) and first year through advanced Arabic (3 classes per semester), active involvement in language and culture activities, and close collaboration with faculty to continue building a rigorous and cohesive program. Teaching Professors are considered full members of the departmental faculty and are expected to make appropriate contributions of service to the program, department, and college. The appointment offers excellent benefits and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should have at least an M.A. in linguistics, literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or relevant field, as well as preparation in communicative language pedagogy. Applicants should also have native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one dialect, and English, and some experience teaching Arabic at beginning and intermediate levels.

    Please apply via using this link:

    Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching experience and research, if available. Review of complete applications will begin on January 20, 2020. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Li Guo at

    The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Information about the Program in Arabic can be found at

    This appointment is also contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

  • 22 Nov 2019 1:50 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    R0011436 Arabic language Lecturer (General Faculty)

    The Arabic language program in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time position as Lecturer (General Faculty) in Arabic. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach elementary and intermediate levels of Arabic. Therefore, we are looking for candidates with experience with teaching Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Arabic (preferably non-Levantine) at the college level using a proficiency-based, communicative methodology. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2020.

    This is a full-time position with salary and benefits. The term of this appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal.

    Required Qualifications:
    Native or near-native proficiency in Arabic with strong competence in MSA, and fluency in English. An MA degree in Arabic, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, or a relevant humanities or social science field is required.

    Application screening will begin on November 29, 2019 but the position will remain open until filled.

    Apply online at search for requisition #R0011436 complete the application, and attach the following:

    1. Cover letter to include:
      • A summary of the applicant's qualifications, interests, experience, and suitability for the position.
      • It should address the applicant's preparation for engagement with communicative language pedagogy and the collaborative teaching of elementary and intermediate classes.
      • A summary of demonstrated previous experience or potential to contribute to a culture of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in the classroom, department, and/or university.
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. One sample of a course syllabus and representative samples of course evaluations.
    4. Contact information for three references.

    ***Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the resume box.***

    ***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

    Questions about this position should be directed to Cameron Clayton, Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and



  • 21 Oct 2019 2:40 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication invites applications for the following position:

    Lecturer in Arabic,

    This two-year appointment will begin 1 July 2020. Upon successful performance review, the appointee can be offered additional contracts. Responsibilities include teaching, with special attention to the design, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the syllabus, exams and other assessment instruments and daily lessons and development of a coherently articulated program of instruction across levels of competency. Teaching takes place in the context of implementing our innovative, research-¬based curriculum and participating in CLIC governance (e.g. faculty meetings). Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the development and revision of assessment instruments.

    Salary will be commensurate with credentials, experience and demonstrated ability to develop research-based, innovative second language curricula. Rice offers good institutional support for professional development and state-of-the-art technological facilities are available.

    Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    For more information, or to apply, please click on the link above.

  • 30 Sep 2019 11:54 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Culmen International LLC is a US Government contractor currently recruiting for a Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic Dialect Instructor (candidate must be able to teach both MSA and Levantine dialect). Start date is early January 2020. Instructor will teach up to 8 adult students 6-7 hours per day up to 35 weeks per year.


    • Native or near-native fluency in MSA and the Levantine dialect
    • Ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend English at ILR level 2 or higher
    • Ability to teach students to read, write, speak and understand Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine dialect at ILR level 3 or higher
    • Ability to write and provide sample lesson plans and a syllabus
    • Ability to qualify to obtain a German work permit
    • Copies of diplomas and certifications, and contact information for references


    • Must have 5 years’ recent experience teaching MSA and Levantine
    • Must have lived 2+ years in an Arabic-speaking environment where Levantine is the local dialect


    • BA (MA strongly preferred) in teaching Arabic, linguistics or a related subject

    Location: Germany

    Contact: Thomas Soule,

    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.

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