Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies

Connecticut College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies
Location: New London, CT

Connecticut College invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning July 1. The teaching load is 3/3. Candidates should be prepared to teach our year-long elementary and intermediate Arabic language sequences, a third-year Arabic language course on contemporary media, and “Introduction to Arabic Literature” taught in English. We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. or ABD in Arabic Studies or a related field with native or near-native fluency in Arabic. Experience teaching Arabic language to undergraduates is strongly preferred, as is an interest in supporting and promoting the study of Arabic on our campus. Arabic Studies at Connecticut College is a thriving program housed within the Department of Classics. Currently more than twenty students are pursuing a minor in Arabic Studies.

We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty, but they may request voting privileges in their first year; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding of the faculty role and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO

To apply for the position, please upload a letter of application, a C.V., representative teaching evaluations, a scholarly writing sample, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: https://apply.interfolio.com/49826. Email inquiries should be sent to Darryl Phillips, Chair of the Department of Classics, at dphilli2@conncoll.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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