Post Doctoral Fellow in Arabic

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral position in Arabic beginning July 1, 2024. The teaching load is one course per semester (1-1). This position is for a two-year appointment. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Arabic language courses at all levels, especially at the advanced level, and potentially including content courses in English in their area of expertise. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start date in Arabic Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, Middle/Near Eastern Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at the college level in North America and native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English are required. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience implementing up-to-date foreign language teaching methodologies, and involvement in the professional field are highly desirable. Research activities are a requirement of the position.

Complete applications include: 1) a letter of application outlining the candidate’s qualifications for the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page teaching statement; and 4) a sample lesson plan that includes a link to a 10- to 15-minute video demonstration of a Modern Standard Arabic (“Fusha”) language class at the 1000- or 2000- level (Beginning or Intermediate Arabic) (submit via “Writing Sample 1”). Contact information for 3 recommenders will be required, and letters of recommendation will be solicited for finalists only. For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by February 15, 2024. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Nathan Devir, search committee chair ( nathan.devir@utah.edu ).

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