Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies

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The University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic, beginning August 15, 2020, at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

The successful candidate will have native or near-native competence in Arabic and a solid command of English. In addition to the ability to teach Modern Standard Arabic through advanced L2 and heritage courses, the ability to teach upper level courses in another language (e.g., French, German, Italian, Spanish) is highly desirable. Field of specialization open to any area of modern literary or cultural studies or sociolinguistics. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in fields such as Arabic literary and cultural studies, Maghrebian studies, gender and sexuality studies, Islamic art, and Islamic studies.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate courses at all levels (including upper-level Arabic Studies courses taught in English), be ready to take on a leadership role in curricular and program development and extracurricular activities in the Arabic studies program, and be willing to advise and teach students in our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. 

A strong commitment to excellence in teaching at a private multicultural non-sectarian institution should accompany solid scholarly potential. Prior teaching experience   and a record of academic publications is highly desirable. Ph.D. (in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Linguistics, or another relevant field) must be completed by May 2020.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by November 15, 2019. Selected candidates will be asked to send additional materials and will be interviewed via Skype on December 4, 5 or 6, 2019. Please submit all application materials (i.e., letter of application, CV, transcripts) via Interfolio:   https://apply.interfolio.com/68198

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Christina Civantos, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248093, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2074.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.


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