Faculty Position in Arabic Language or Linguistics Associate Professor / Professor


Faculty Position in Arabic Language or Linguistics Associate Professor / Professor
Georgetown University in Qatar

Location: Qatar
Open Date: Jul 27, 2023
Deadline: Oct 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) seeks applications for one (1) senior core associate or professor position in Arabic Language or Linguistics. Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track appointments, in compliance with Georgetown University's academic governance guidelines.

GU-Q seeks a new director to help turn its Arabic language program into a proficiency-based program with a strong experiential learning component. The new director will oversee building a programmatic identity that leverages Georgetown University's international distinction and GU-Q's geopolitical significance. PhD in Arabic language, applied linguistics, or a relevant field is required. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience teaching Arabic to heritage learners. The ideal candidate should have stature and experience in programmatic leadership with qualifications in applied linguistics or language pedagogy and experience in an American university context. Candidates should have native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; experience in proficiency-based, communicative approaches to teaching the language; and be familiar with proficiency testing and ACTFEL standards. Candidates are expected to engage in curriculum design and instructional material development, mentor students, and participate in student outreach programs. Candidates will teach a mix of instructional Arabic and content courses. We seek candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community; those with a track record of success in undergraduate education and experience working with diverse, multilingual students are of particular interest to us. Candidates with experience developing or leading Arabic language programs, or with other relevant leadership experience, are especially welcome. The successful applicant will take their place at a top-ranking research institution, and will have as colleagues a team of internationally-recognized scholars.

GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty at Georgetown University in Qatar are eligible to apply for GU-Q Faculty Research Funds and the Qatar National Research Fund's Academic Research Grant and National Research Program. Colleagues with senior core faculty status are eligible to apply for periodic research sabbaticals.

The teaching load is 2-2. GU-Q boasts best-in-class teaching facilities, including a Global Classroom for classes connecting students in Washington, D.C., and Doha.

Compensation is very competitive in relation to the US academic market and even more so to that of the UK and Europe. It includes an annual summer research stipend for active scholars amounting to 2/9 of the base salary. The expatriate benefits package includes: fully-furnished, high-quality housing; transportation allowance; annual family home leave allowance; health insurance (worldwide coverage); and generous private school tuition support for accompanying children.

GU-Q was established in 2005 alongside other elite international universities in Education City, in partnership with Qatar Foundation. GU-Q is an integral part of Georgetown University, delivering the renowned School of Foreign Service's Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree: a liberal arts program offering majors in International Politics, International History, Culture and Politics, and International Economics. Several MA programs are in development. Degrees are issued by Georgetown University. GU-Q is a research-focused, student-oriented institution, with a globally competitive research and publications record; it houses its own Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS). GU-Q We value interdisciplinarity, and its. Faculty and students also benefit from the opportunities offered by the wider academic eco-system of Education City. For more information on GU-Q, see https://www.qatar.georgetown.edu

Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Ranked the safest country in the world in 2020, it is connected by direct flights to over 160 destinations in 90 countries. The iconic new Qatar National Library, adjacent to GU-Q in Education City and designed by Rem Koolhaas, provides free membership to all faculty and students. Public parks, beaches, sports facilities, museums, cafes, and restaurants abound, and a state-of-the-art metro system connects all parts of Doha and nearby locations (see https://www.visitqatar.qa/en/home). Education City has its own extensive sports facilities. For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see: https://youtu.be/HnoERrWln4k.


Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on October 15, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials must be submitted via Georgetown’s online application management system at https://apply.interfolio.com/129108. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Ms. Carina Lawson at cl978@georgetown.edu.

Queries about the position should be directed to Professor Edward Kolla, Search Committee Chair, at ejk55@georgetown.edu. Please reference “Arabic Search” in the subject line.

For more information and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/129108

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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