Assistant Professor of Arabic

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The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Arabic to join the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies beginning August 2020.

The successful candidate will have near-native proficiency in Arabic and English and hold a Ph.D. in Arabic, Comparative Literature, Second Language Acquisition, or in another language offered in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies with a minimum of eighteen graduate hours of coursework in Arabic. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy. The candidate will have an active research agenda, and have the ability to contribute to curricular development, program building, and extracurricular activities. The position requires the following: teaching Arabic language at all undergraduate levels and courses in English on contemporary cultures of the Arabic-speaking world. The LIS Department offers both a major and a minor in Languages and Intercultural Studies with a concentration in Multiple Languages that allows students to combine study of Arabic and one additional language. The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts offers an undergraduate major in Intelligence and National Security Studies with over 250 students enrolled, as well as minors in Islamic Studies and Global Studies with a Middle Eastern Studies concentration. The new colleague will work collaboratively to develop curricular offerings relevant to these and other student for whom linguistic and cultural competence is a critical component of their academic and professional training.

The LIS Department aspires to create a diverse and inclusive community of scholars that cultivates curiosity, inspires creativity, fosters interdisciplinary understanding, and encourages innovation. The typical course load in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts is 21 credit hours per academic year or the equivalent, with due consideration and adjustment made for the demands of individualized instruction, independent study, experiential learning, and other high-impact teaching practices. The university offers support for professional development and scholarly activity both on and off campus, and values community engagement as an element of the faculty role.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and work experience), statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration please submit all application materials by November 15, 2019.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.


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