Assistant Professor of Arabic
- Kenyon College
- Location details
- Gambier, OH
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Comparative literature, Language teaching
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in July 2021. PhD in Arabic Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates near completion of the dissertation may also be considered. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, a demonstrable record of teaching excellence in Arabic as a second language, and a promising research agenda. Field of specialization open.
The Arabic program at Kenyon offers four years of Arabic instruction, and it allows students to major and minor in Arabic. The program is looking for an energetic and innovative candidate to teach language courses at all levels and courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, e.g. literature, film, etc. The teaching load consists of 3/2 course schedule.
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. Please submit 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant's teaching, research, and efforts toward diversity and inclusion; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching excellence; and 4) an unofficial graduate transcript. Candidates selected to move forward in the search will be asked to provide further materials (including 3 letters of reference, a writing sample in English, a statement of teaching philosophy, and sample syllabi).
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the March 1st deadline are guaranteed full consideration. Initial screening will be conducted virtually.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups.