The Department of Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas at Austin invite applications for an advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor tenure line position in Arabic and Francophone Literatures. The position will begin in August 2020.

Housed equally in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of French and Italian, the position will focus on modern Arabic and Francophone literatures, preferably in North Africa. Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, serving in the doctoral programs in Arabic Studies and French Studies, and contributing to related programs such as Comparative Literature. All faculty in the Departments of Middle Eastern Studies and French and Italian are expected to pursue a strong record of research and publication, while also engaging in service to the Department, College, University, and profession. Both departments place a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment. Salary is dependent upon position and qualifications. As per university procedures, background and academic credential checks are conducted as appropriate.


Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and French, and must demonstrate excellence in research, publication, and teaching. They must also have the ability to train and supervise graduate students and to effectively teach large undergraduate classes. 

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one sample publication, teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and the names of three colleagues who could provide letters of recommendation at a later stage. Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/68420). All materials should be submitted by October 29, 2019. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2019. 

For Further Information, please contact:

Karen Grumberg and Alex Wettlaufer, Search Committee Co-Chairs 

Email: keren@austin.utexas.eduor akw@austin.utexas.edu

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