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October 14, 2009

American University - Available Assisant Professor Position

TO BEGIN AY 2010-2011

The Department of Language and Foreign Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences of American University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2010.

Possible areas of specialization: Arabic language, literature, and culture and/or Linguistics with a concentration in Classical or Modern Arabic.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic, colloquial dialects, and content courses in civilization/culture and media. Supervise multi-section curricula, instruction and program development. Advise and mentor students. Contribute to scholarship and serve on departmental and university committees and activities.

Minimum qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Arabic language, literature, or linguistics with specialization in Arabic language. Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and in one of the regional dialects.

American University is seeking highly dedicated teachers and scholars who are deeply committed to interdisciplinary learning, the application of new technologies in teaching and scholarship, and to the preparation of students for life in a diverse and rapidly changing global society. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit via U. S. mail (no electronic applications) a cover letter indicating interest in the position, c.v., three letters of recommendation, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy to:

Chair, Arabic Search Committee
Department of Language and Foreign Studies
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C, 20016-8045

Applicants should indicate whether or not attending the MESA Annual Meeting in Boston and/or the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. Application deadline is October 16, 2009. Review of applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted by kpfister at October 14, 2009 03:15 PM

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